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MONEY AND CREDIT

401

1893

1894

1895

4,676

2,472

1,500

8,648

91, .594

53,181

31,894

9,410

5,105

1896

1897

Length of lines on 31st Dec. :—

State lines (miles)

Comiianies' lines worked by the 1 State . . . . I Companies' lines worked by coui- panies

Total length (miles)

. Capital expenditure (1,000/.) Passengers carried (1,000's). Goods carried (1,000 tons) . Receipts (1,000/.) Working expenses (1,000?.) .

4,621 1,754 1,435

7,810

82,469

45,582

35,014

8,549

4,475

4,670

2,024

1,407

8,161

86,488

49,578

40,758

8,956

4,703

4,680 2,892 1,667

4,753 '

3,268

1,763

9,239

95,163 57,542 34,991 10,304 5,438

9,784

103,492

56,98-'

35,724

10,103

5,505

The following are statistics of the Hungarian post-office for three years :■

1895 4,558

1896

4,607

1897 4,681

Number of offices ....

Letters and post-cards (1,000's) ,

198,048

222,295

236,825

Newspapers (1,000's) '.

89,081

93,943

92,635

Samples and printed packets (1,000's).

31,283

34,706

43,253

Money and postal orders (1.000's)

16,216

17,136

18,015

value (1,000Z.).

39,583

41,575

41,892

Parcels and money letters (1,000's) 1

15,689

16,320

18,114

In 1897 there were in Hungary 2,899 telegraph offices and 13,375 mile^ of telegraph line with 64,515 miles of wire. The number of messages v.as 13,396,578.

The united postal and telegr;4)h i-eeeipts amounted to 1,589,500^. sterlil!^^ and the expenses to 1,162,300Z.

Money and Credit.

The coinage of the Hungarian mint in live years was as follows (In thousands of florins) : —

i

1893

1894

1895

1896

1897

1,000 florins

1,000 florins

1,000 florins

1,000 florins

1,000 flori's

Gold:

4-ducat .

_—

1 -ducat .

20-crowii .

50,888

25,257

19,353

10,227

36,373

lO-crowii .

5,434

4,928

159

2,589

Silver :

Florin

Crown

12,193

6,039

9,272

2,489

Copper

_

Nickel

3,506

4,585

840

Bronze

213

435

694

564

798

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