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452 CHILE

The trade of the leading ports was as follows for two years

Imports

Imports

Exports

Exports

1896

1897

1896

1897

Pesos

Pesos

Pesos

Pesos

Valparaiso

48,537,782

40,716,692

7,933,200

6,583,103

Iquique .

7,556,103

6,369,424

31,117,235

25,145,228

Pisagua .

747,075

772,329

8,235,244

7,380,550

Talcahuano

8,470,765

8,530,889

4,755,599

2,435,311

Coquimbo

2,105,804

2,269,080

3,755,712

3,601,447

Antofagasta

1,936,903

2,187,171

4,179,425

4,237,841

Coronel .

1,200,697

1,160,006

3,234,757

4,020,927

Taltal

534,847

497,911

4,554,454

3,876,526

Valdivia .

1,019,728

1,335,578

1,120,887

1,170.485

For the years stated the foreign trade of Chile was distributed as follows : —

Imports from

Imports from

Exports to

Exports to

Countries

(1895)

(1896)

(1893)

(1894)

Pesos

Pesos

Pesos

Pesos

Great Britain

12,082,959

30,249,002

55,050,621

53,255,112

Germany

17,299,039

20,080,943

6,230,002

9,672,403

France

1,644,059

2,834,216

2,599,601

2,002,852

United States

4,579,614

6,807,165

2,860,885

1,667,745

Peru .

4,456,388

4,397,230

1,470,450

1,479,820

Argentine Republic

5,141,351

4,105,244

166,823

59,999

Brazil .

301,006

186,622

159,185

117,545

Italy .

539,790

692,534

39,173

176,487

The commercial intercourse between Chile and the United Kingdom is shown in the subjoined tabular statement in each of the last five years, according to the Board of Trade returns : —

1893

1894

1895

Imports into

£

£

£

U. K. from

Chile .

3,797,429

3,711,544

3,436,142

Exports of

British pro-

duce to Chile

2,385,621

2,207 306

3,248,780

1896

1897

3,606,357 I 3,191,683

I

i 2,553,267 | 2,226,478

The imports from Chile into the United Kingdom include nitrate ot soda of the value of 733,733/. in 1893 ; 1,129,877/. in 1894 ; 987 126Z. in 1895 ; 819 726/. in 1896 ; 778.335/. in 1897 ; copper (including ore and regulns), 742,129/. in 1896 ; 813,416/. in 1897 ; wheat, 594,996/. in 1896 ; 374,092 in 1897 ; barley 344,855/. in 1896 ; 168,613/. in 1897 ; silver ore, 303,581/. in 1896 ; 385,597/. in 1897 ; chemical products, 61,096/. in 1897 ; and wool. 224,095/. in 1896 ; 228,870Z. in 1897.