Monthly Consular and Trade Reports Volume 312-315

Monthly Consular and Trade Reports Volume 312-315

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...customs for the reason that it has been hard to trace importations, and furthermore, there has been no basis of comparison heretofore. However, of the first places assigned to Europe in the analysis, Germany is easily the leading nation in nearly all these im ortations, her proportion of the whole importation of 31,595,674 Hai wan taels being over 48 er cent. The comparison, such as is afforded with previous years, s ows certainly that Germany's trade in China is increasing steadily, and especially in such lines as machinery, metals, and novelties. However, the true value of the analytical statement from an American point of view is, as has been stated before, to give the schedule of imports, so that any American manufacturer can get an idea of the market and observe his country's participation in it. In only eleven items is America first; what would be the result if the Hongkong im rtations could be justly assigned can not be stated, but it is certain t at there would be a gain for the United States. In cotton goods, oil, copper, tobacco andproducts, household sto1'es, and timber, we seem only to have drawn upon our surplus, while our showing in other things, and especially manufactured articles, is lamentably small. Many a conclusion somewhat disadvantageous to American enter rise can be drawn from these figures, but the ractically tell t eir own story and will doubtless sutfice. In the fo owing table the Empire's export trade is analyzed, the values being stated in Haikwan taels, each worth-about 73 cents of United States money. The countries are designated by initials the same as in the preceding report. ANALYSIS or nxPoR'rs----continued. Articles. China root.............................................. Chinaware, ...
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