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COMMERCE

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1893

1894

1895 -

' ' 1896

112,164 116,802

1897

Imports Exports .

96,224 94,090

92,724 101,249

94,856 118,937

98,289 101,169 1

Of the total imports in 1897 the value of 84,195,455 dollars (85 per cent.), and of the exports 61,487,591 dollars (67 per cent.), passed through the port of Buenos Ayres.

The following are the principal articles of import and export with their value, for two years : —

Imports

1896

1 1897

Exports

1896

1897 1

i

Pesos

Pesos

Pesos

Pesos

Animal substances

2,836,096

2,425,759

Animals & their

1

Vegetable ,,

14,107,942

12,806,503

products .

70,534,044

74,044,525 i

Beverages

8,542,844

7,728,705

Agricultural

Textiles and apparel

38,413,839

30,449,912

products

43,132,585

23,336,369

Oils, minerals, (fee.

3,437,587

3,215,057

Forest products

1,268,663

1,918,241

Chemicals

2,692,886

2,985,231 ,

Mineral „

352,840

164,989

Colours and dyes .

824,848

626.000

Products of the

1

Timber & woodwork

7,013,645

4,985,698

chase .

205,025

587,863 1

Paper <fe manuf.

2,952,248

2,642,984

Various pro-

,

Hides and manuf. .

930,362

904,638

ducts .

1,308,863

1,117,312

Iron (fc manuf.

17,753,662

16,986,023

Other metals and

manuf.

2,.332,548

2,508,530

1

i

Pottery, glass, &c.

8,569,431

8,011,029

1 Various .

Total .

1,756,013 112,163,951

1,922,879 98,288,948

116,802,020

Total .

101,169,299

Of the imports in 1897 the value of 85,699,700 pesos was .subject to duty ; and 12,589,200 pesos duty free. Of the exports the vahie of 61,855,000 pesos was subiect to duty, and 39,314,300 pesos duty-free. In 1897 the duties collected amounted to 26,384,142 pesos.

Among the more important exports were the following : —

- _ [ Wool

Sheep Skins

Wheat

Maize

Beef and [ mutton

Tons

1895 . 201,353

1896 . 187,619

1897 . 205,571

Tons 33,664 36,919 37,077

Tons 1,010,269 532,001 101,845

Tons 772,318 1,570,517 374,942

Tons 99,757 95,009 91,374

In 1896 the imports of gold and silver coin and bullion amounted to 6,063,345 pesos, and the exports to 2,178,891 pesos ; in 1897 tlu; imports amounted to 663,378 pesos, and the exports to 4,936,088 pesos.