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Spices:-Cloves .

lbs. 1,252,526 * Nutmegs . . .

438,315 * Pepper. .

9,428, 948 Sugar, Raw, British Possessions

cwts. 5,875, 910 'Foreign Countries

3,220, 342 Sugar, Refined, and Sugar Candy

405,649 Molasses :

1,024,238 Tallow

754,359 Tea .

lbs.

85,792,760 Timber, not Sawn or Split:-Foreign ..

loads

527,115 British Possessions.

695,062 Timber, Sawn or Split, as Deals, Battens, Boards, &e. :-Foreign .

522, 109 British Possessions ,

744,832 Staves . . .

109,998 Tobacco, Manufactured, Cigars, and Snuff

Ibs. 2,710,063 y Unmanufactured .

32,492,85] Wine .

. gallons 10,877,270 Wool

eep, Lamb, and Alpaca . . . lbs. 106,121,995 Woollen Manufactures, not made up, at value. £ 1,120,562

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QUANTITIES of the PRINCIPAL ARTICLES paying Duty actually retained

for HOME CONSUMPTION in the UNITED KINGDOM in 1854. [These quantities are ascertained by deducting the quantities over-entered, and those exported subsequently to the payment of duty, from the

quantities entered for home consumption.] Butter . . .

. . cwts. 477,304 Cheese . . . .

388,488 Cocoa . .

. . lbs. 4,560,226 Coffee :--British Possessions

30,816,696 Foreign.

6,544,691 Corn, Wheat .

qrs. 3, 431,368 Eggs .

. number 121,936, 843 Rice, not in the Husk .

• cwts. 843, 236 Spirits :-Rum .

• gallons 3,226,650 Brandy .

1,862,061 Geneva.

25,722 Sugar, Raw :-British Possessions

cwts. 5,586,717 Foreign Countries . :

2,433,362 Sugar, Refined, and Sugar Candy

306,830 Tallow . . i . .

761,784 Tea . . .

61,949,822 Timber, not Sawn or Split:-Foreign

loads 576,314 British Possessions.

691,359 Tobacco, Manufactured, Cigars, and Snuff . lbs. 205,910 e, Unmanufactured

30,198,975 Wine . . .

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. . gallons 6,775,858

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EXPORTS.-The Total Declared Value of BRITISH and IRISH PRODUCE

Exported in 1854 was £97,092,308. The following List for 1853 shows the extent to which the various Countries enumerated are our Customers.

Foreign. Northern Ports, Russia

• 1,106,766 Southern Ports, Russia . · · · . 121,638

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Sweden and Norway .
Denmark .
Prussia .
Hanover
Hanse Towns
Holland

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., Java and Sumatra.
Belgium . . . .
France

Algeria , French Possessions in Senega Portugal . . :..

,, Azores and Madeira Spain and the Balearic Islands ,, Canary Islands . .

. in Cuba . . . .

,, Philippine Islands
Sardinia •
Austria .
Tuscany
Papal States
Two Sicilies
Greece .
Turkey .

Wallachia and Moldavia ..
i, Syria and Palestine
Egypt . . . .
Morocco .
United States and California

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Mexico
Haïti
New Granada
Venezuela . .
Ecuador .
Brazil
Uruguay (Monte Video)
Buenos Ayres
Chili . .
Peru . .
China (including Hong Kong)
Western Coast of Africa, not particularly designated
Other Countries .

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• Total of Foreign . .

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556, 183 569, 733 579,588

472,179 7,093,314 . 4,452,955 . 558,212

1,371,817 2,636,330

11,262

1,725 . 1,210,411

124,971 1,360,719 . 107,638 1,124,864

386,552 1,112,417

637,353 639,794 207,491 €39,544

135,315 2,029,305

179,510 306,580 787,111

75,257 . 23,658,427

791, 940 133,804 450,804 248,190

31,747 3,186, 407

529,883

551,035 • 1, 264,942

1,246,730 . 1,749,597 , 617,764 · . 869,653

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8,185,690

385,875 1,212,630

55,862 49,478 52,106 126,192 64,149

East Indies .
Mauritius .
Cape of Good Hope .
Possessions on the Gold Coast . . .
Fernando Po
Possessions on the River Gambia .
Sierra Leone . : :
Other Possessions

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Total of British Possessions .

Total . .

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. 33,006,294 . 98,933,781

EXPORTS.—The following is the Declared Value of the Principal Articles of BRITISII and Irish PRODUCE and MANUFACTURES in 1854.

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Apparel, Haberdashery, and Millinery
Beer and Ale .
Brass and Copper Manufactures
Coals, Coke, and Culm
Cotton Manufactures of all kinds . .
Cotton Yarn . •
Earthenware
Ilardwares and Cutlery
Leather, and Leather Wares of all kinds
Linen Manufactures of all kinds . .
Linen Yarn : ...


Machinery of all kinds .
Iron and Steel, Wrought and Unwrought
Silk, Thrown, Twist, and Manufactures of all kinds
Tin Plates, and Tin and Pewter Wares .
Woollen Manufactures of all kinds
Woollen Yarn . . . .

. 5,944,723 . 1,323, 747 • 1,770,275 . 2,125,758 · 24,948,367 • 6,695,897

1,307,474 • 3,869,313 . 1,512,771 . 4,120,043 . 942,489

. 1,932,963 ..11,668,012

1,691,812 . 1,076,752 • 9,121,186 . 1,557,459

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EXPORTS.—The following are the Quantities of the Principal Articles

of FOREIGN and COLONIAL. MERCHANDISE Exported from the

UNITED KINGDOM in 1854. Cheese .

cwts.

5,605 Cocoa : : : : : :

lbs. 1,573,077 Coffee, of or from British Possessions

22,529,469 u . r Foreign Countries

10,073,088 Total of Coffee

32,602,557 Corn :-Wheat . . . . . . qrs. 84,927 Barley .

4,046 Oats

7,350 Wheat Meal or Flour

61,067 Cotton, Raw . , ' .

1,121,025

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220,014 80,066 57,048 14,475 50,550 50,254 112,053

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Cotton Manufactures not made up:—East . pieces
India Piece Goods . . . . ]decl. value £
Other articles.

· value £ Dyes and Dyeing Stuffs :-Cochineal

Indigo . . . . . . . Guano . .

tons Hides, Untanned .

cwts. ,, . Tanned, Tawed, Curried, or Dressed, ex

cept Russia Hides . . . Leather Manufactures :- Gloves . Metals :-Copper, Unwrought and part Wrought cwts.

Tin in Blocks, Ingots, Bars, or Slabs .
Oil :- Palm .

Cocoa Nut
Opium . . .
Quicksilver .
Rice, not in the Husk

cwts. Silk :- Raw .

Ibs.
Thrown.

, Silk Manufactures of Europe :- Broad Stuffs .

Ribbons . .
Silk Manufactures of India
Spices :-Cassia Lignea .

Cinnamon
Cloves .

Pepper. .
Spirits :-Rum

.prf. galls. Brandy. .

Geneva. Sugar :-Unrefined

cwts. Foreign, Refined, and (

Molasses : Tea . .

lbs. Tobacco :-Stemmed

Unstemmed .

Foreign Manufactured, Cigars, and Snuff .. Wine . . .

• gallons Wool :-Sheep and Lambs' .

. lbs. Alpaca and the Llama tribe

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135, 901 390,987 35,081 13,375 87,265 108,539 68 394 900,270

804,490 1,096,303 531,117

9,438 17,785 358,380 307,691 766,521

711,016 3,996,990 3, 103,331 1,113,586

131,965 369,031 87,073

60, 700 8,655,935

108,751 11,209,843 2,440,255 2,101,143 24,467,284

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IRELAND-IMPORTS.-- Of home-made spirits, and the principal articles imported into Ireland in the year 1854, the following quantities were retained for home consumption:-Wine, of all sorts, 591,607 gallons; Foreign Spirits, of all sorts, 172,702 gallons; Home-made Spirits, 8,440,734 gallons; Tobacco, 4,896,042 lbs.; Tea, 8,649,841 lbs. ; Coffee, 823,813 lbs.; Sugar, raw, 451,445 cwts.; Foreign Refined Sugar, 58,469 cwts.; Cotton Wool, 637,616 lbs.; Iron, unwrought, 66 tons; Timber, 176,512 loads.

IRELAND-EXPORTS.-In the year ending Jan, 5, 1855, there were exported to Great Britain 204,004 oxen and cows, 7,514 calves, 356,780 sheep, 170,188 swine; 138,159 quarters of wheat and wheat-flour, and 1,818,169 quarters of oats and oatmeal.

BRITISH SHIPPING.-On December 31, 1854, the number of Sailing Vessels registered in the various ports of England and Wales was 6,709

under 50 tons, the tonnage being 204,283; and 12,473 above 50 tons, the tonpage 2,938,587. In Scotland the number was 1,173 under 50 tons, the tonnage 36,298; and 1,995 above 50 tons, tonnage 471,098. In Ireland the vessels under 50 tons numbered 1,038, tonnage 30,251; and those above 50 tons 1085; tonnage 109,609. In the Isle of Man and Channel Islands there were 530 vessels under 50 tons, tonnage 13,053; and 332 above 50 tons, tonnage 49,334. Total of sailing vessels, 25,335; total amount of tonnage, 3,942,513—an increase over 1853 of 111 vessels, and 162,411 tons. The Steam Vessels were, in England, 515 under 50 tons, tonnage 12,584; and 639 above 50 tons, tonnage 209,876. In Scotland there were 40 under 50 tons, tonnage 1,041; and 185 above 50 tons, tonnage 48,541. In Ireland there were 21 under 50 tons, tonnage 1,041 ; and 113 above 50 tons, tonnage 31,822. In the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands the steam vessels numbered il, and the total tonnage was 1539. Total of steam vessels, 1,524 ; total amount of tonnage, 306,098—an increase over 1854 of 139 vessels, and 45,526 tons. Of the steam vessels, 480, with a tonnage of 142,590, belong to the port of London. The number of vessels registered in the year, in various British Colonies, was, in Africa, 251 sailing vessels, and 2 steamers, tonnage 19,208; in Australia, 947 sailing vessels, and 43 steamers (more than double the preceding year), tonnage 131,234; in North American Colonies, 6,018 sailing vessels, and 126 steamers, tonnage 534,006; in the British West Indies, 687 sailing vessels (no steamers), tonnage 21,326.

COLONIAL TRADE.-The Number and Tonnage of Vessels that entered and cleared from the various ports of the United Kingdom in the year 1854, from and to the British Colonies, was, Inwards, in England, British, 4,967 sailing vessels, tonnage 1,552,071 ; steamers 427, tonnage · 106,294; foreign, 567 sailing vessels, tonnage 290,447. In Scotland, British, 595 sailing vessels, tonnage 230,765; foreign, 8 sailing vessels, tonnage 2,516. In Ireland, British, 383 sailing vessels, and 1 steamer, tonnage 118.377; foreign, 41 sailing vessels, tonnage 14,776. Channel Islands, British, 961 sailing vessels, tonnage 77,835; foreign, 4 sailing vessels, tonnage 133. Outwards, from England, 4,552 sailing vessels, tonnage 1,501,605; steamers 435, tonnage 108,258 ; foreign, 559 sailing vessels, tonnage 223,370. From Scotland, British, 650 sailing vessels, tonnage 238,485; steamers 7, tonnage 1,738 ; foreign, 15 sailing vessels, tonnage 4,820. From Ireland, British, 994 sailing vessels, tonnage 88,115; steamers 4, tonnage 2,045; foreign, 39, tonnage 9,122, and 1 steamer, tonnage 270. From the Channel Islands, British, 994 sailing vessels, tonnage 88,115; and 627 steamers, tonnage 95,673; foreign, 25 sailing vessels, tonnage 1969. The total number of British ships entered inwards was 7,963 tonnage 2,178,621; of foreign there were 620, tonnage 240,795. Of British ships cleared outwards there were 7,471, tonnage 2, 113,062; of foreign there were 639, tonnage 249,542. The most remarkable feature here is the vast increase of the Colonial trade with the Channel Islands, which is more than double of that of Ireland.

COASTING TRADE.-The Number and Tonnage of Vessels that entered and cleared Coastwise during the year 1854 was, to various ports in England, inwards, British, 95,545 sailing vessels, tonnage 7,554,934; steamers 12,787, tonnage 3, 106,396; foreign, 297 sailing vessels, tonnage 43,778. In Scotland, British, 13,739 sailing vessels, tonnage 856,305; steamers 4,879, tonnage 1,075,388; foreign, 52 sailing vessels,

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