Upbeet Volume 6

Upbeet Volume 6

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... and the Philippines shipped in 2,130,000,000 pounds; while the imports from foreign countries, after subtracting exports, amounted to 4,147,000,000 pounds, making a total supply of 8,150,000,000 pounds. According to these figures the domestic cane and beet fields supplied 23 per cent of the sugar we used in 1911-1915, the planters of Hawaii, Porto Rico, and the Philippines furnished 26 per cent, while Cuba, supplemented by small amounts from other foreign countries, furnished 51 per cent. During the five years ending with the season of 1915-16 the sugar consumption of the United States averaged almost 160,000,000 pounds per week. The supply for 27 weeks came from foreign countries, our island possessions furnished supplies for 13 weeks' consumption, while the product of the United States proper was equivalent to 12 weeks' average consumption. The Cuban crop, all but a small fraction of which goes to the United States, has increased greatly in recent years. The crop of 1915-16 was estimated at 6,738,000,000 pounds and was the largest on record for the island. A still larger output was expected for 1916-17, but an uprising took place which interfered to some extent with sugar making, and the crop, according to early estimates, was from 6,300,030,000 to 6,700,000,000 pounds, the second largest ever made in Cuba. Hawaii a Good Producer Of our island possessions Hawaii has the most highly developed sugar industry.. There are some 50 mills, practically all of which are large or medium sized, the annual production of a mill ranging from about 4.033,000 to 103,000,000 pounds. The season in Hawaii is long, beginning nominally about October 1 and continuing for a large part of the following 12 months. An average of the running time of all mills is from...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236564170
  • 9781236564177