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COMiMERCE

365

Harvey steel armouring and protection for their guns. These are lour 9 4 in. ]»ieces, coupled in turrets fore and aft, besides a quick-firing armament. Two larger ironclads are in hand, as well as two torpedo-cruisers. The cruiser Kii.rl VI. is of the Maria Theresia class improved. A torpedo-cruiser, the Zenta, has lately been launched.

The .sister second-class "ram" cruisers Kaiser Franz Josef and Kaiserin Elizabeth (about 4,050 tons) closely resemble the Kaiserin und Konigin Maria Theresia.

Commerce of the Common Customs Territory.

The special commerce of the common customs territory, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, comprising imports and exports of merchandise, but not bullion, was as follows, in millions of florins, in the years indicated : —

Years

Imports

Exports

Years

Imports

1 Exports ,

1890 1891 1892 1893

1,000,000 florins 510-7 613-7 622-6 670-7

1,000,000 florins

771-4 786-7 722-7 805-6

1894 1895 1896 1897

1,000,000 florins 700 722-5 705-8 755-3

1,000,000 florins 795-5 741-8 7740 766-2 1

The chief imports and exports (special trade) in two years were as follows (in thousands of florins) : —

Imports

1 1896

1 1897 1

Exports

1896

1897

1,000

1,000 '

1,000

1,000

florins

florins

florins

florins

C'fl'ec . . . .

31,886

26,238 :

Sugar ....

75,137

61,382

Tokrco ....

1 27,611

25,971 '

Grain

41,977

39,975

Grain ....

1 11,684

40,186

Malt

20,510

24,453 :

Cattle ....

9,4S7

11,240 ,

Cattle

22,997

20,335 i

Eg«s ....

13,027

13.359

Horses

23,841

25,174

Hides and skins

18,3-25

22,110

Eggs

39,902

43,921 '

Wine

11,763

17,978

Hides and skins

14,830

17,033 '

Coal and feul .

31,391

31,382

Feathers

10,296

9,463

Cotton ....

57,389

50,769

1 Beer

7,981

7,296

Cotton yarn

10,732

10,317

Wine

4.757

4,436

Wool ....

40,847

38,.503

Timber .

21 .006

27,289

Woollen yarn .

23,612

18,932

! Cask-staves .

11,402

9,787

Woollen goods

11,303

11,292

Sawn wooii

>1,.515

37,770

Silk goods

14,403

14,218

Lignite .

24,321

26,857

Leather ....

18,983

•21,427

Woollen goods

18..599

18,464 1

Useful metals (excl. ut

Leather Shoes .

10,020

8,334 1

pig iron)

17.087

19,374

Leather Gloves

22,791

16,20S 1

Machinery

21,342

19,662

i

Glass-ware

24,294

22,428

For the common cnstoms territory the values are fixed annually by a permanent com- mission, comprising official and representatives of agriculture, sylviculture, trade and in- dustry. In general, net value are taken for imports and gross values for exports, and they must be determined at the crossing of the frontier. The commission has to fix them according to the countries of origin or uf destination, and only employ averages excep-