Congressional Edition Volume 3110

Congressional Edition Volume 3110

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... facts as could be obtained from the collectors ol customs under no general plan: IMPORTS. The total imports of sheep's or lamb's wool, 384,333 pounds, in the first three quarters of 1821, shown in the above statement, were derived from the following countries: Brazil 132,961 Spain 109,388 Sweden 53,000 Turkey 34,227 England 30,600 Denmark 9,041 Hanse Towns 7,917 Portugal 7,199 384,333' The interest in these early figures lies in the predominance of imports from Brazil and Spain, a reminiscence of thegreat influence at one time exerted by Spanish wool in the leading wool markets of the world and of the importance at that early date of the South American possibilities of supply. Beginning with the year 1822, we have official statements of the imports of wool, and these have been collected in a table printed in the appendix. IMPORT PRICES OF WOOLS. A noteworthy fact is shown by a comparative study of the import prices of raw wools as declared upon entry into the United States and the United Kingdom--that the buyers of the United States do not seem to have benefited by the fall in price to the extent that English buyers have. Let us parallel the import prices per pound in the two countries since 1884: The fall in the United States prices from 1884 to 1892 has heen 18-7 per cent; in the English prices, 27-7 per cent. If a further analysis of the American prices be made it will be found that the import prices of wools of class 1 fell 17-4 per cent; of class 2, 4-1 per cent, and of class 3, 23 per cent. Of the imports in the two years the per cent of each class of wool was: The heaviest falls in prices occurred in the wools most largely imported, but in neither instance was the fall as great as in the wools imported into the United Kingdom. The English...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236619986
  • 9781236619983