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FRANCE

According to value of the general imports and exports, their distriljutiou appears from the following, in millions of francs : —

1894

1895

1,625 1,832

1896

1897

Imports : —

By sea : French ships . Foreign .

1,422 2,002

3,424 1,370

1,516 1,965

1,614 2,083

3,697 1,440

Total Ly sea ,, land .

Exports : — By sea : French ships . „ Foreign .

Total l)y sea ,, land .

3,457 1,462

3,481 1,448

1,525 1,326

1,699 1,477

3,176 1,413

1,694 1,443

1,642 1,628

2,851 1,273

3,137 1,457

3,270 1,533

The share of the principal French ports in the general trade (1897) was as follows — imports and exports combined — in millions of francs :— =•

Marseilles . Havre Paris . Dunkerf[ue.

The imports and exports (special trade) of coin and bullion were as follows in 1897 :—

1,763

Bordeaux .

. 627

Dieppe

. 182

1,657

Boulogne

. 465

Belfort, RC.

. 161

740

Rouen

. 217

Tourcoing .

. 171

559

Calais

. 262

Cette .

. 164

Gold

Silver

Total

Imports . Exports .

Francs 290,715,386 131,862;865

Francs 171,129,943 194,836,106

Francs 461,845,329 326,698,971

The transit trade in 1897 reached the value of 790 million francs.

The subjoined statement shows, according to the Board of Trade returns, the value of the imports into the United Kingdom from France, and of the do- mestic exports from the United Kingdom to France, in the years indicated : —

1892

£ 43,519,130 14,687,796

1893

£ 43,658,090 13,366,410

1804

1895

1896

1897 !

1

[iiiportsinto U.K.

from France F-xports of British

pro<lncetoFranc('

£ 43,450,074 13,526,494

£

47,470,583 13,870,902

£ 50,104,973 14,151,512

£

53,346,882

1 13,818,812

The total exports to France from the United Kingdom amounted to 21,337,350Z. in 1892 ; 19,795,500/. in 1893 ; 19,751, 062Z. in 1894 ; 20,324,998/. in 1895 ; 20,657,528/. in 1896 ; 19,517,711/. in 1897.