Lumber Markets of Spain and Portugal

Lumber Markets of Spain and Portugal

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...and labor will hold prices high. Freight rates from Finland, Sweden, and Austria are very high, and the cost of manufacturing, the high storage values, and the limited supply during the reconstruction period in Europe should give the United States a great advantage. Another advantage of American box shooks is the free entrance to the United States of boxes that have been made of lumber or shooks exported from this country, whereas there is a duty of 15 per cent ad valorem on boxes of foreign origin. Valencia district.--In normal times the Valencia district shook market used 12,000,000 to 14,000,000 boxes annually, requiring 6,000,000 to 8,000,000 boxes for the shipment of fruit and vegetables, chiefly oranges, onions, mandarins, almonds, lemons, and tomatoes. In addition, it probably requires 1,000,000 to 3,000,000 boxes annually for the domestic Spanish trade. Foreign trade was steadily increasing from year to year before the war, and much interest has been aroused through pride in local products and efforts to stimulate local production of fruits and vegetables, particularly oranges, to compete with the Italian, Jaffa, and even California oranges, in the European markets. For the local Spanish trade, fruits and vegetables have been transorted loose in freight cars having two or three stories, or in crude askets or other containers, as well as in wooden boxes. There is a growing tendency to ship these products in wooden containers and packages, which, it is believed, will mean increased demand for boxes and box shooks. Before 1910 practically the entire supply of boxes and box shooks for the Valencia district came from about 200 local sawmills located in the region west and northwest of Valencia. The pine forests bordering the Turia and Jucar...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543378
  • 9781236543370