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JAPAN

Imports

1896

1897 1 Exports

1896

1897

Yen

Yen

Yen

Yen

Rice.

5,662,337

21,528,428^ Rice

7,957,295

6,141,217

Pulse

3,475,016

5,889,616 Tea .

6,240,896

7,728,966

Sugar

13,711,738

19,799,090; Seaweed .

486,930

726,895

Chlorate of potash .

429,042

497,650, Vegetable wax

.371,700

730,576

Raw cotton

32,573,352

43,122,262, Cuttlefish

1,151,143

1,413,646

Cotton varn .

11,372,001

9,625,258j Camphor.

1,119,196

1,318,291

Cotton goods .

5,117,916

4,247,440! Silk, raw, waste,<tc.

31,595,037

58,650,431

Woollen varn .

1,114,872

1, 337,424 i Silk goods

12,034,000

13,229.476

Flannels .

1.997,245

1,187,654 Carpets, of hemp, &c.

1.152,177

973,871

Woollen nuislin

0,498,162

3,835,88(1^ Umbrellas

773.620

627,057

Italian cloths .

2,813,097

1,815,581' Copper, injrot .

2,423,116

1,075,945

Blankets .

1,932,482

608,928, ,, manufactured

2,461,039

2,680,806

Iron and steel rails .

2,595,459

3,325,004 Matches .

4,986,260

5,641.992

Iron, bar, &c. .

2,359,705

3,046,131 Coals

6,242,931

8,316,775

Iron nails

1,440,253

1,458,294 Lacquered ware

948,734

767,400

Watches .

1,897,481

1,901,813 Porcelain & earthen-

Kerosene oil .

6,331,036

7,667,350, ware

1,974.854

1,819,061

Oil cake .

3,220.600

3,315,587 Floor mats

3,056,759

3,232,738

Spinning machinery

2,992,361

5,401,701 Cotton >arn .

4,029,424

13,490,196

Locomotives .

1,620,767

4,235,616; ,, piece goods .

i

1,333,560

1,838,504

The imports of bullion and specie in 1897 amounted to 81,466,713 yen, and exports to 19,219,163 yen.

The extent of trade with the United Kingdom, according to the Board of Trade Returns, is shown in the subjoined table for five years : —

1893

£ £

Imports from Japan into U.K. . 1,046,598 958,541 Exports of British produce to

Japan 3,485,770 3,719,475

1894

1895

£

1896

£

1897

£ 1,283,165

1,143,382 j 1,241,433

4,638,207 I 6,033,342 | 5,607,822

The staple articles of import from Japan into Great Britain in the year 1897 were raw silk and silk waste, of the value of 39,879/. : silk manu- factures, 167,116Z. ; tobacco, 20,561Z. ; drugs, 27,249Z. ; copper, 136,809Z. ; rice, 124,903Z. ; china and earthenware, 30,074Z, The staple articles of British export to Japan consist of cotton goods, of the value of 1.042,178/. ; cotton yarn, 1,040, 786Z. : woollen fabrics, 365,947/. ; iron, wrought and un- wrought, 983,567/. ; machinery, 1,208,163/. ; chemicals, 104,566/. in the year 1897.

Shipping and Navigation.

The folluwing are the shipping staliJitics of the Japanese })orts, exclusive of coasting trade, for 1897 : —

Entered Cleared j

1

No.

Tonnage

No.

Tonnage

Japanese steamships

,, sailing ships and junks

Foreign steamships . , , sailing ships

Total

529

1,145

1,708

142

650,839

32,066

2,919,038

168,946

513

1,218

1,384

142

583,986

34,669

2,365,651

162,251

3,524

3,770,889

3,257

3,146,557