Special Agents Series Volume 189

Special Agents Series Volume 189

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...plant in Montevideo. The manufactured costs given above are high, and no doubt will be greatly reduced when the coal imports of the River Plate countries are restored to normal. LUMBER. Uruguay is an importer of wood and in the past has depended upon the United States for more than 65 per cent of its yearly consumption. Since the outbreak of the European war, however, the annual importations have decreased, due to the greatly increased freight rates, aided by the slump in the building trades which has ruled since 1913. The value of Uruguay's annual lumber importation in normal years was about $1,500,000, sometimes reaching $2,000,000. In 1915 the imports fell to $725,972, or slightly less than 50 per cent of normal. Of this amount the United States furnished 46.27 per cent, or $335,526. In 1916 the imports were $793,378, of which the United States supplied $291,700, or 36.78 per cent, principally pine, walnut, and spruce fence posts, and hardwood in general. North American pine steadily advanced in price until in September, 1918, it was selling at $170 to $180 per thousand, all duties paid, in Montevideo. Select white pine was quoted at $240, Australian white pine at $140, and Brazilian white pine at $110 per thousand. Duties are 20 per cent plus surtax of 9 per cent upon various arbitrary valuations placed by the customs authorities upon different classes of woods. Some woods are dutiable by the kilo, others by the hundred square meters. Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay also furnish quantities of lumber to Uruguay, Brazil being the principal source of supply at the present time. Very little native wood is used. It is very hard to work, and unsuitable for many uses to which it is possible to apply the American lumber. For this reason it is...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236951964
  • 9781236951960