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COMMERCE

317

18%

1 1897

Country

Imports Exports

Imports

Exports

therefrom thereto

therefi'om

thereto

British Countries : —

1 £ 1 £

£

£

United Kingdom

5,923,417 6,704,104

6,004,798

9,559,249

Australian colonies .

6,265,987 5,356,036

6,813,772

4,969,120

India ....

220,253 175,751

282,090

325,261

Ceylon ....

127,232 44,147

143,030

59,812

Canada ....

19,523 ) —

11,682

424

Other British possessions . Total .

291,639 115,832

335,341

162,583

12,848,051 12,395,870

13,590,713

15,076,449

Foreign Countries : —

Belgium ....

136,492 272,780

142,915

198,525

France ....

166,032 732,154

142,924

740,638

Germany . . . . j

469,797 439,516

546,589

480,840

Sweden and I^orway .

95,831 399

104,761

2.136

Java and Philippine Islands

154,164 18,423

157,615

12,949

China . . . . |

83,547 78

48,446

314

United States . . . |

516,863 , 283,754

590,744

185,344

Others . . . . '

Total . All countries .

84,060 1 55,544

129,775

42,475

1,706,786 1,802,648 14,554,837 14,198,518

1,863,769

1,663,221 16,739,670

15,454,482

The following are the values ^ of the principal articles imported and exported in 1897 : —

Imports

Exports

Articles

Value

Articles

Value

Wool

£ 1,964,731

Gold (inclusive of specie)

6,472,318

Woollen and woollen

Wool ....

3,999,813

piece goods

604,895

Live stock .

329,860

Cottons

919,661

Leather, leatherware,

Sugar

785,717

and leathern cloth .

370,495

Tea .

273,338

Breadstuff's

277,466

Live stock .

528,787

Tea (re-export) .

155,896

Timber

251,451 !

Sugar (chiefly refined in

Iron and steel (exclu-

Victoria) .

160,554

sive of railway rails,

1

Apparel and slops

164,285

telegraph wire, &c. ).

535,666

Tallow

162,585

Coal

228,647 1

All other articles.

4,646,398

All other articles

9,361,589 ;

Total .

Total .

15,454,482 ■

16,739,670

^ In the case of (Uiti;i1»ln imports the rticoixJed value is the value in the prinfipal markets of the country of cxjiort as established by declaration and the jirodiiction of original in- voices, witli 10 per cent, added. The value of goods free from duty, of which the prjncijml are wool, skins, and tAllow. is the value at the place of import as d^rlarfd by importers