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BELGIUM

1893

1894

1895

1896

1897

Iiiii)orts into Great

£

£

£

£

£

Britain :

Woollen yarn

1,063,171

1,057,211

1,165,340

1,107,418

959,476

Silk stufts & lib-

bons

1,647,729

1,896,496

1,800,608

1,844,382

1,886,969

Flax .

647,001

431,142

849,856

1,078,219

1,024,206

Sugar .

1,220,666

651,725

960,439

985,495

967,735

Bar iron & manu-

factures .

759,176

782,054

515,207

917,637

1,017,621

Eggs .

682,636

885,136

713,464

694,322

768,077

Poultry, rabbits,

&c.

372,493

352,183

360,738

394,497

391,371

Exports to Belgium :

Cottons

1,104,711

1,026,862

1,096,337

1,278,891

1,398,108

Cotton yarns

387,504

448,465

350,069

330,583

294,126

Woollens

922,509

1,036,254

992,530

959,443

895,253

Machinery .

677,304

782,762

652,979

721,081

765,969

Iron .

255,553

275,420

276,951

537,754

672,017

Of foreign and colonial produce, amounting to 4,556,834^. sent from Great Britain to Belgium in 1897, raw cotton was valued at 373,867/., and wool at 1,653,460/.

Shipping and Navigation.

The condition of the merchant marine of Belgium is shown as follows on December 31 : —

Sailing Vessels Steamers

Total

1890

1894

1895

1896

1897

No.

Tons

No.j Tons

No.

Tons

No.

Tons

No.

Tons

10

46

4,393 71,553

5 50

917

78,272

5 53

917

84,822

5 54

917 86,296

5

56

917 84,510

56 75,946

55

79,189

58

85,739

59

87,213

61

85,427

The navigation at Belgian ports is shown as follows : —

Vessels- Entered Cleared

Total.

1890

1894

1895

1896

1897

No.

7,357 7,381

Tons

No.

Tons

No.

Tons

No.

Tons

7,483,206 7,487,976

No.

Tons

5,785,980 5,803,168

11,589,148

7,272

7,273

6,513,730 6,542,962

7,249 7,227

6,858,237 6,811,765

7,814 7,815;

8,241 8,210

16,451

7,971,950 7,927,525

14,738

14,545

13,056,692

14,471

13,670,002

15,621

14,971,182

15,899,475

Of the total in 1897, 4,551 vessels of 3,023,916 tons entered from, and 5,781 of 4,644,281 tons cleared to England ; the United