Page:Statesman's Year-Book 1899 American Edition.djvu/722

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page needs to be proofread.


366

A UrSTRIA-HUNGARY

tionally. Quantities are declared, but the administration may, and in the case of imports always does, check the declarations. The weight declared is either net or gross, according to the tariff regulations. The recorded country of origin is that of production, and the country of destination is that where the goods are to be consumed. When the prime origin and ultimate destination are unknown, the most distant points of transit are re- corded.

In 1896 and 1897 j_the trade of Austria- Hungary was distributed as follows : —

Country.

Imports from.

Imports from.

Exports to.

Exports to.

(1896)

(1897)

(1896)

(1897)

1,000 florins

1,000 florins

1,000 florins

1,000 florins

Germany .

257,446

270,389

402,361

399,023

Great Britain

73,492

69,168

73,617

70,522

Italy

47,178

55,040

60,116

59,441

Russia

44,124

56,029

27,633

25,893

Switzerland

22,125

22,775

35,047

31,943

Turkey

16,166

17,837

24,845

26,275

Roumania .

10,570

18,680

26,270

26,363

Servia

15,349

18,296

10,094

12,030

France

24,671

24,103

29,589

27,530

Netherlands

10,200

9,598

9,657

11,461

Belgium .

12,815

13,486

7,915

6,611

Egypt

5,803

6,516

9,485

10,029

British India

42,732

41,596

6,901

12,049

United States .

42,403

55,755

17,292

16,804

Brazil

27,851

20,665

2,585

1,822

Greece

9,242

9,153

4,148

5,414

The value of gold, silver, and bullion exported in 1896 was 42,534,439 florins ; imports 68,806,845 florins; in 1897, exports 51,651,584 florins; imports 99,867,928 florins.

From the Board of Trade returns the direct trade of Austria- Hungary with the United Kingdom is shown in the following table : —

1893

1894

1895

1896 £

1897

£

&

£

1,627,036

1,385,762

1,221,783

1,232,678

1,276,585

1,095,150

1,427,428

1,715,605

1,508,304

1,553,384

Imports into U. K. from Austria-Hun- gary ....

Exports of British pro- duce to Austria- Hungary .

The staple articles imported into tlie United Kingdom from Austria are wheat flour, the total value of which in the year 1897 amounted to 739,514?. ; dye stuff's, &c., 77,586Z. ; and wood 73,205Z. The principal exports of British produce to Austria are cotton manufactures (including yarn), 543,628Z. ; iron, 86,275Z. ; machinery, 195,351Z. ; coals, 126,291Z. ; woollen goods, 74,694?. ; copper, 28,849?. ; leather, 23,319?. ; hardware, 16,883?., in 1897.