Congressional Edition Volume 3730

Congressional Edition Volume 3730

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...or $18,185,281 less than the total in 1896. In this decrease of $18,185,281, imports figure for $8,580,000 and exports for $9,605,281. This was the fourth time in the history of the Republic since 1844, which was the year in which commercial statistics were first compiled, that the volume of trade of the country has shown a falling off to be compared with the decrease of 1897. The other times were the years 1877, 1885, and 1894. In the first of these years the falling off amounted to $14,211,411, in the second to $29,591,686, and in the third to $13,956,952. The decrease in imports was principally in articles of food, raw materials, machines, machinery, and other articles for industrial purposes and for arts and trades, household effects, railway and telegraph articles, tobacco, articles connected with arts, science, and belles lettres, coal, shirtings, cotton trouserings, Bull. No. 4 2 oils, and tallow. Imports are divided into fifteen classifications, and in the following table there will be found the values of each in the years 1896 and 1897: Classification. Foods Textiles Raw materials Clothing, jewelry, and articles of personal use Machines, machinery, instruments, and other articles for industries, arts, and trades Household effects Railway and telegraph articles Wines and liquors Snuff, tobacco, etc Ores and bullion Articles for the arts, science, and belles lettres Drugs and medicinal articles and for industrial purposes. Arms and their accessories Miscellaneous Specie and bank notes Total I 74, 082, S05 In exports, agricultural products, principally wheat, barley, nuts, hay, and pease, showed a decrease of $z, -509,934. Mineral products, principally nitrate, bar silver, borate of lime, silver ore, copper ore, and copper and more

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