Dun's International Review Volume 40

Dun's International Review Volume 40

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...trade. Business is quiet and there is little indenting going on. Stocks are not large, merchants generally confining purchases to immediate demands. Cotton Goods.--The cotton market remains firm, stocks are fair and merchants are able to take advantage of the prevailing prices. General Hardware.--Importing has ceased for the time being, stocks are heavy and trade in this direction is quiet. Agricultural Machinery.--Stocks fairly ample and conditions are promising. Mining Machinery.--Trade at present is quiet, although merchants anticipate good business in the near future. Buying has hitherto been largely in second-hand machinery. Motors.--Trade continues sluggish. A fair number of second-hand cars have been sold, otherwise stocks coming forward are limited and sales of new cars are small. There has been a drop of between 30 per cent, to 40 per cent, in the prices of cars coming forward. Timber and Building Material.--Trade in this direction shows an improvement. There is more building activity in the country districts and in Cape Town there has been an improvement over the previous months. Stocks coming forward are not too heavy in view of the improved conditions. Groceries.--These are in fair demand, with an increasingpercentage of the trade going to colonial manufacturers. From the Port Elizabeth Office, R. G. Dun & Co. rVHE coastal belt has had fair rains, but the drought in certain parts of the Free State and the whole of the back country continues to retard the return of prosperity. The poor prices obtained for agricultural products and the general financial stringency have also had an adverse effect on business. The maize crop is expected to be about 15 per cent, below normal. The Union Government, with a view of relieving...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236870190
  • 9781236870193