Diplomatic and Consular Reports; Annual Series Volume 1

Diplomatic and Consular Reports; Annual Series Volume 1

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...and, even with a lower exchange, 6,160,198J. more than the value of sundries in 1906. The increase expressed in silver was 40,450,595 Haikuan taels, and is practically accounted for by abnormal imports of rice, flour and kerosene oil. The value of imported rice, for example, was about 6,000,000 taels ahead of the value of all foreign opium. Sugar.--The total import of sugar into China in 1907 was 6,814,143 cwts., of the value of 26,202,027 Haikuan taels (4,257,829?.). This was 978,407 cwts. less than the import of 1906, and the decrease was general, but specially marked in the case of brown and white sugars. Refined sugar had a reduced import of only 7,322 cwts. The imports of 1906, were, however, exceptionally heavy, and the figures for 1907 range from 16-39 to 51-80 per cent, ahead of the average imports of the previous five years. The competition of the higher grades of Java sugar with Java sugars refined in the HongKong mills becomes keener every year. Japan claims to hive sent 200,000 cwts. of refined and candy sugar to China (including Manchuria and Kuantung) during 1907, and of this quantity Manchuria (with Kuantung) is credited with 37,079 cwts. In addition to sugar there was an import of cane to the amount of 145,240 piculs against 177,426 piculs in 1906, worth in each year a little over 1 tael per picul; but this no doubt refers to Chinese canes passing from one part of the country to another through Hong-Kong, and thus credited as an export from the colony. The export of Chinese sugar to foreign countries, once a great industry, steadily declines; it fell to 132,982 cwts. in 1907 Kerosene.--At the close of 1905 there were heavy stocksof kerosene oil in China, and the import in 1906 fell to 128,687,690 gallons, a decrease of...show more

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  • Paperback | 374 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 667g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840089
  • 9781236840080