Reports Together with the Minutes of Evidence Volume 2, PT. 2

Reports Together with the Minutes of Evidence Volume 2, PT. 2

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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. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...above statement is made exclusive of Malacca, the state of the records there not admitting of comparison. From this it would appear that the imports of British piecegoods for the four years at Prince of Wales' Island and Singapore amount to 67,20,730, the exports to 34,39,348, leaving an excess of import of 32,81,382, which at the rate of annual export is nearly four gears' supply, and it is known that a very heavy balance remained in 1824-25. The imports of India piece goods amount to 91,15,566, leaving an excess of 25,67,787, not much more at the average rate than one year's supply; and the statement in respect to the state of British piece-goods accords with the general opinion. I have myself heard expressed by the merchants, that goods more than equal to three years' demand hnve long been on hand: should the imports continue, and they seem rather to be on the increase than diminution, a heavy loss to the importers must ere long unavoidably ensue. These Eastern countries originally drew their supplies of piece-goods entirely from the continent of India, principally the coast of Coromandel, and the place of import was Penang. The vast import of British piece-goods into the Straits, that followed the establishment of the new emporium of Singapore, interfered considerably with this trade, and we find the import and export for some years very materially reduced: the beauty of the colours and general appearance, added to their extreme cheapness, gave for a time a decided preference to British piece-goods; but the British manufacturers appear to have adhered to a principle diametrically opposite to that which used formerly to regulate the provision of goods in India, more particularly the Company's investment; standard quality, dimensions, more

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  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 585g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
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  • 9781236545015