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The foregoing Statement is founded upon Returns transmitted monthly throughout the current year to the Inspector-general of Imports and Exports from the different Ports of the United Kingdom. Such Returns exhibit the gross quantities of Articles entered for consumption, and the gross amount of Duty thereon, without reference to deductions for over-entries, &c. This Statement will therefore not agree, in all points, with the Annual Statement to be compiled after the final adjustment of the Custom-house Records shall have been made. [The difference, however, is usually very trifling.]
EXPORTS of the principal Articles of FOREIGN and COLONIAL MerCHANDIZE in the year ended 5th January, 1851.
Cotton Manufactures wholly or in part made up value £
145,895 £ 58,493
Window Glass, not exceeding one-ninth of an inch thick, and shades and cylinders
All Glass exceeding one-ninth of an inch thick, all sil-
All Flint Cut Glass, Flint Coloured Glass, and Fancy
Hides, Untanned, Dry
Tanned, Tawed, Curried or Dressed
Linen Manufactures-Plain linen and diaper
Metals-Copper, unwrought and part wrought
Iron, in bars, unwrought
Gauze mixed with Silk, Satin, or any other Materials in
less proportion than one-half of the fabric-
Ribbons of Velvet or Silk embossed with Velvet lbs. Plush for making Hats
Sugar, unrefined, of the British Possessions in Ame
of British Possessions in the East In
TOTAL of UNREFINED SUGAR
Sugar, Foreign Refined, and Candy-Of British Posses
Woollen Manufactures-Manufactures not made up, value £ Articles or Manufactures of Wool wholly or in part made up
EXPORTS of the principal Articles of BRITISH and IRISH Produce and Manufactures, in the year ended 5th January, 1851.
*The Quantity and Declared Value of Wrought Copper as stated in the Account for 1849 (year ended 5th January, 1850), do not agree with the quantity and value exported in that year as now stated. The discrepancy is occasioned by an error of classification, a part of the Exports of 1849 having properly belonged to the head of Sheet Copper, to which head it is applied in this Account.
SHIPPING.--On December 31, 1850, the total number of VESSELS registered at the various Ports of Great Britain and Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands, was 24,799 sailing vessels, and 1,185 steam-vessels. The tonnage of the sailing vessels was 3,396,791; of the steam-vessels, 177,312. Of the sailing vessels, 9,494 were of less than 50 tons burthen, the tonnage of which amounted to 282,836; and 425 of the steamers were also below 50 tons burthen, with a collective tonnage of 97,283. The number of Vessels built and registered in 1850 was 689; 621 of these were Sailing Vessels, 11 being built with iron, the united tonnage amounting to 119,111; and 68 Steam Vessels, of which 50 were iron, the united tonnage of which was 14,584. At the various British Colonies, at the same date (Dec. 31, 1850,) there were registered-In Africa, at Sierra Leone, Bathurst, Cape of Good Hope, and Mauritius, 115 sailing vessels under 50 tons, and 90 above; the total tonnage being 13,765; and 3 steam-vessels, tonnage 411. In Australia, at Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart Town, Launceston, and New Zealand, 451 sailing vessels under 50 tons, tonnage 10,985; 278 above 50 tons, tonnage 41,793; 12 steamers under 50 tons, and 15 above; total tonnage 2,197. In the British North American Colonies, at Newfoundland, Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, and Prince Edward's Island, 3,118 sailing vessels under 50 tons, tonnage 89,274; 2,360 above 50 tons, tonnage 346,994, 22 steamers under 50 tons, and 82 above 50 tons, total tonnage 12,121. In the British West Indies, (including the Bahamas, Bermuda, Demerara, and Berbice,) 634 sailing vessels under 50 tons, tonnage 11,966; 93 above 50 tons, tonnage 7,906; and 3 steamers, tonnage 147.
COASTING TRADE.-The Number and Tonnage of Vessels that entered and cleared Coastwise, at the various Ports of Great Britain