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SOUTHERN NIGERIA.

The Crown Agents for the Colonies, acting on behalf of the
-J. , - .- , Government of Southern Nigeria, invite tenders

rh Sti" d ^^^ *^® ^^PP^y ^^ ("*) ^'^^^ ^^ ^^ ^^'^^' ^' ^•
ai* ?fii *^ British standard steel rails and fishplates,
Bteei Sleepers. ^^^ 118,716 steel sleepers for above with keys,
(c) 8,840 tons of 45-lb. F. B. British standard steel rails and fish-
plates, and (d) 239,760 steel sleepers for above with keys.

Forms of tender and all particulars may be obtained at the office
of the Crown Agents for the Colonies, Whitehall Gardens, London,
S.W., on payment of a deposit of li. for each specification, returr-
able on receipt of a hond- fide tender for the whole or part of the
supplies required. Tenders (in sealed envelopes) are to be
delivered to the Crown Agents not later than noon on the
29th November, endorsed ** Tender for Permanent Way Materiak."
The Crown Agents do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or
any tender.

GRENADA.

The report for 1906 on Grenada states that a committee, which sat
Sflilwa ^^^ reported during the year on the question of

r t ti railway extension, after considering the merits

of six different schemes, recommended the
simultaneous construction of lines of railway from Tabaquite to
Poole, a distance of 16 miles, and from San Fernando to Siparia,
which are 13f miles apart. The question of ways and means for
the construction of these extensions or of either of them has, how-
ever, yet to be considered. {Colonial Reports, Annual^ No. 545.)



EGYPT.

H.M. Consul at Cairo (Mr. A. D. Alban) has forwarded a copy of

the conditions of tender for the supply of petro-

Petroleum. leum required by the Egyptian Coastguard

Administration during the year 1908. The

approximate quantities required will be 30 tons delivered in

bulk at Alexandria, 30 tons delivered in cases of two tins of

4 gallons each at Port Said, and 5 tons delivered in cases of two

tins of 4 gallons at Suez. Tenders must be accompanied by a

provisional deposit of £ E20, which is to be completed to the

amount of 1 per cent, of the total value of the contract as soon as

the adjudication is determined.

Tenders on stamped paper (to be obtained from Lieut.-Col. J. H.
Western, R.E., C.M.G., Queen Anne's Chambers, Broadway, West-
minster, S.W.) should be delivered to the Director-General, Coast-
guard Administration, Cairo, before noon on the 15th December,



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IV. 14, 1907.] THE BOABD OF TRADE J0X7BNAL. 297

Openings for British Trade.

IS^KPlY^l^— continued.

d should be enclosed in sealed envelopes marked *' Tender for
e supply of Petroleum."

The conditions may be consulted by British finns at the Com-
srcial Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade, 73, Basinghall
reet, London, E.G.

M. Consul has also forwarded copies of the conditions of tender
B V n H-A ^^^ ^^^ supply to the Egyptian War OflSce of

^S oT ti ^^'^^^ ^^"^ ®^^^®' ^^^ *^^^ ^^ ^®^* r^finedi
\ I -,?.* ^ cotton seed oil, 35 tons of caustic soda, and 12

?VJ tons of silicate of soda (see " Board of Trade

or »oaa. journal " of 7th November, p. 249).

The conditions may be inspected by British firms at the Com-

jrcial Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade.

le "Journal Officier* (Cairo) of 30th October announces that

tenders are invited, and will be received by the

Timber. Egyptian War Department at the Financial

Secretary's Office, Cairo, up to noon on 16th

jcember, for the supply of any quantity of timber required

ring the year 1908. Conditions of contract may be seen at

B Financial Secretary's Office, Cairo.



NORWAY.

M. Consul at Christiania (Mr. F. E. Drummond-Hay) reports

P .- that the Norwegian State Railways have issued

BedP^ a call for tenders* for the supply of 387,900

*' railway bed plates. Tenders are to be marked

V.nbud paa Underlagsplader," and should be delivered at

jrrelsens for Statsbanemes Expeditionskontor, Christiania, by

p.m. on the 29th November.

Copies of the specifications, conditions and drawing may be
{pected by British manufacturers at the Commercial Intelligence
anch of the Board of Trade, 73, Basinghall Street, E.C.

e British Vice-Consul at Bergen (Mr. E. P. Gray) reports that
i«t I W t tenders are invited for the supply of cast iron
^i^n * ♦ water pipes and cement drain pipes to the
gSMcl cement g^^gen Board of Water Works and Drains.
uram npes. Tenders must reach the Offices of the Bergen
lard before the end of November, where also conditions of tender
1 be obtained.

Apart from the usual CnstomB daties a preference of from 10 to 15 per cent, is
en to Norwegian manufacturers. In all cases of Norwegian Govomment con-
sis it is obligatory that a resident agent should act for tenderers not residing in
rway, and he responsible to the Qovernment, but it is not necessary for the
nt to le a Norwegian firm.



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296 THB BOA&D OF TKADB JOTTSNAL. [Not. U, 1907.

Openings for British Trade.

A copy of the conditions has been applied for by the Vice-
Consul, and will, when received, also be available for the use of
British manufacturers, at the Commercial Intelligence Branch of
the Board of Trade.



SWEDEN.

H.M. Consul at Stockholm (Mr. H. M. Villiers) reports that the

ammunition factory at Marieberg, a suburb of

Lead Wire. Stockholm, has issued a call for tenders for the

supply and delivery of 260,000 kilogs. of lead

wire. The wire must be of a quite equal alloy consisting of 95 per

cent, of iirst-class lead and 5 per cent, antimony, with a resistance

of 03 per cent, and a diameter of 5*25 — 5*28 millimetres. The

wire must have an even and smooth surfiu^e and be suitable for

makinff the core of 6*5 mm. balls. It must be carefully packed to

avoid damage in transport. The actual weight of the lead mast

be stated in the tenders, which will be received up to noon on the

19th November at the ammunition factory, Marieberg.

A sample of the wire required may be inspected by British
manufacturers at the Commercial Intelligence Branch of Uie Board
of Trade, 73, Basinghall Street, E.C.

H.M. Consul at Stockholm also reports that tenders are invited for
-,_^ , - . the supply of the following materials for one

Cottoiiand Lmen ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^^ hospitals in the

^*®^^'*^- Municipality of Stockholm, viz. :— 25,345

metres of bleached or unbleached cotton cloth, 7,093 metres of
unbleached linen cloth, 100 table cloths, 150 serviettes, 1,200
metres of drill or canvas, 2,314 metres of blue striped linen,
3,023 metres blue striped cotton, 400 blankets, and 1,100
handkerchiefs. Tenders must reach " Halsovardsnamndens byra,
Kungstradgardsgaten No. 2, Stockholm," by noon on 16th
November. The tenderer whose offer is accepted must be
prepared to deliver the goods at the various hospitals from time to
time, and would therefore have to employ some one to store the
goods and deliver them as required by the hospitals.

Copies of the specifications, together with samples of the
materials required, may be seen by British firms at the Commercial
Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade, where names of
possible agents in Sweden may also be obtained.

GERMANY.

H.M. Consul-Greneral at Berlin (Dr. P. Schwabach) has forwarded
copies of the form of tender, and ordinary and
Steel Material special conditions of contract, relating to the
supply to the Prussian State Railway Director-
ates at BerUn, Stettin, Koenigsberg (Prussia), Halle-on-Saale,

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Not. U, 1907.] THE BOABD OF TRADE JOTTSNAL. 299

Openings for British Trade,

Magdeburg, Bromberg and Dantzig of the following materials : —
400,800 kilos, of spring steel (ingot steel) in seven lots ; 20,000
kilos, of spring steel (crucible steel) in one lot, and 21,700 kilos, of
ingot steel for axle guards in six lots.

Sealed tenders, inscribed " Angebot auf Pederstahl pp.," must
be delivered to the " Bechnungsbureau, 1-4 Schoeneberger Ufer,
Berlin, W. 85," not later than 11 a.m. on the 4th DecemlSr, 1907.
Tenders are to hold good until 22nd December, 1907, and delivery
of the various articles is to be made at the different works (Werk-
staetten) specitied in the form of tender during the period from
1st April, 1908. till 31st March, 1909, but the authorities may
demand such deliveries to be made before the former date and after
the latter, not, however, subsequent to 30th July, 1909. Tenderers
must state where and by whom the material has been produced.

Forms of tender and contract may be obtained at the ** Zentral-
bureau, Zimmer 420," 1-4, Schoeneberger Ufer, Berlin, W. 35, on
payment of Q\d, each (by Post Office Order or Postal Order, but
not in stamps). Copies may be seen at the Commercial Intelligence
Branch of the Board of Trade, 73, Basinghall Street, London, E.C.

NETHERLANDS.

H.M. Consul at Amsterdam (Mr. W. A. Churchill) reports that
IT 4^1 -D • i^ tenders will be received by the Director of

m ^iS^ the Central Stores for military uniforms and
C tto 'iffilitarv accoutrements at that city up to noon on

^ Bi^tfl d^ ^^®^ November for (a) hospital requirement*,

AccoutreTentB. ^^ !*>> ^T""' '^^**^''' """"^^'^ ^^ ^""^
™^ "^ accoutrements.

Specifications can be obtained from the Director of the Stores

at Amsterdam on payment of 1.35 f. (2«. 3c2.).



BELGIUM.

H.M. Consul-Greneral at Antwerp (Sir C. Hertslet) has forwarded
r m^^^,^ 9 * ^Py ^^ ^ specification issued by the
conduction or a Municipal Authorities of that city calling for
A^^uT^ tenders for the construction of a Morgue.

*^' Tenders, in sealed envelopes, should reach

M. le Bourgme§tre de la Ville at the Hotel de Ville, Antwerp, not
later than 21st November. The cost is estimated at 11,740 frs.
(about 469Z.), and a deposit of 1,000 frs. (about 40Z.) is required
to qualify any tender.

Tke specification may be obtained from the Hotel de Ville,
Antwerp, on payment of 1 fr. A copy may be inspected by
British firms at the Commercial Intelligence Branch of the Board
of Trade, 73, Basinghall Street, E.C.



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THE BOA&D OF TKADE JOTTRKi

Openings for British Trad

FRANCE.

"Journal Officiel" of 8th November coi

' decree authorising the Boi

rues an Commerce to contract a loai

g|^^^ (about 22,320Z.) to completi

^^^^®^* the port by the acquisition

cranes (7 hydraulic and 5 steam), m
linery, Ac.

rring to the establishment of the new Bre
. ^ ship service, the British Vi

•Saw ^^^' ^' ^' ^'^^^^^) d"^^s a1
^cmmai despatch, to the opportunit

jj .^ this new service has been th(

Brittany. jj^ remarks that the Depart

bo speak of the rest of Brittany, is special
iral and farm produce. Isolated, however, :
mmercial enterprise, the extent of its resou
realised, and it remains a negligeable quai
rm produce. Lack of organisation, it ap]

cause, but this is subsidiary to the re
bion from the only possible market. The pi
)t in demand in the neighbouring departn
I than sufficient for their own needs. TI:
kin has hitherto been inaccessible owing to
means of transport. This difficulty has noii
►pening of the new Plymouth-Brest route.
le Vice-Consul goes on to say, " I gave i
iion as soon as the opening of the Brest-Pl;
decided upon. The starting of this bus
: of some enterprising merchant or house v
trholesale purchase of land and &rm prod
detors, and ship the goods to a similar inl
ucer and consumer in England. A beginn
is extent, that one of the prominent Bre
n I have discussed the matter is willing to

Before compromising himself with an
)ver, he desires to obtain a definite offer froi
e who will undertake to purchase wholesal
Brittany produce: — butter, eggs, potatoe
hokes. If a suitable offer is forthcoming, c
lis side with a view to starting a regular ei
r. Dickson adds that it would be advisable
lis subject should be sent to his care in the



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Joy. 14, 1907.] THE BOASD OF TEADE J0T7SNAX. 301

Openings for British Trade.

PORTUGAL.

"he " Diario do Govemo " of 4th November contains a copy of a

Decree granting a concession for the working

lOniiig Flaiit. of the wolfram mine ** da Fonte da Junqueira/'

sitaated in the ** concelho *' of Vieira, to the

Sociedade Anonyma das Minas de Wolfram de Braga," whose

eadquarters are at Brussels.

he ** Diario" of 5th November contains a copy of a Decree
granting a concession for the exploitation of
Xining Plant. the wolfram mine of Lameira, in the ''con-
celho " of Vieira, district of Braga, also to the
Sociedade Anonyma das Minas de Wolfram de Braga."
The " Diario " of 6th November contains a copy of a Decree
^anting a concession for the exploitation of the wolfram mine of
bao de Travassos, in the " concelho ** of Vieira, to the same
Sociedade."

The ** Diario " of 8th November contains a copy of a Decree
■anting a concession for the exploitation of the wolfram mine .of
Ato das Fontellas, in the ''concelho" of Vieira to the same
Sociedade."

The " Diario " of 2nd November contains a copy of a Decree
anting a concession for the exploitation of the tin mine
Albazaina," sitaated in the " concelho " of Mirandelle, to Mos6s
kgnoy, in the district of Bragan9a.

le same '* Diario " also contains a copy of a Decree granting a
p. . ^ concession for the exploitation of the source of

__ -. . ^' the medicinal mineral waters of Herdade

r* l^w*tii ^^ Barrosas, in the " concelho " of Montemon-^

imerai waters q-Novo, districts of Evora to Antonio Centeno.

Concession. '



SPAIN.

le " Gaceta de Madrid" of 1st November contains an application
Tlnrtri ^^ *'^® Sociedad Anonima Nueva Montana for

®^^"^ a concession for the construction of an electric

"amway riant, tramway to join the existing way from San-
ider to Astillero with the town of Santander, in Pena Castillo.
rhe " Gaceta " of 5th November contains an application by
m Luis Ibanez Carreras for a concession for the construction of
electric tramway from Valencia to Pueblo Nuevo Del Mar and
\ Playas de la Malvarrosa, Caro and Arenas.
3ne month from the above dates is allowed for the presentation
the Directorate-General of Public Works, Madrid, of other
>lications for these concessions, on terms more favourable to the
comment.



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THE BOARD OF TBADE JOUBNAL.

Openings for British Trade,

SPAIN — continued,

laceta" of 5th November coniiftiiis a m
that tenders are invited for

r Works, third and last section of
Gambados^ in the province

mated cost of 334,957 pesetas (about ll,i

30sit of 3,349 pesetas Tabont 1 20Z.) is r<

ier. Local representation is necessaiy.

to the " Ministerio de Fomento," Madr

ember.

Jaceta*' of 6th November announces
invited for drainage v^orke

) Works. Alicante, at the estimated
pesetas (about 23,3742.) Lo

5sary. Tenders must be sent in to t\

)," Madrid, before 8th December.

aceta " of 7th November announces that \
for the execution of port wc
WotkM. the province of Oviedo, at the
602,129 pesetas (about 21,50.
n is necessary. Tenders must be sent in
ento," Madrid, not later than the 9th
iitions may be obtained from the above
m " el Gobiemo civil de la provincia i
i " containing further particulars may
"cial Intelligence Branch of the Board of
?et, London, E.G.

ITALY.

)nsul at Milan (Mr. J. H. Towsey) reporl
ml for ^^^ formed there last August
,.. - " Docks Cotoni," for the purpi

ft^Mat "^°*'^'" ^'■'•' "«t«fe« ) «

,•• . Venice. The company ha^

la Venice. ^^^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^ Yx^qXb., at Voni

le ** Society Veneta di Navigazione a
& di Navigazione Fluviale," the areas
3,000, 14,600, and 10,040 square metres
e, and facing one of the canals, the '' Do
11 build large stores of armoured cement,
bales, and connected with the railway ai
i will moor alongside the wharf, and theii
5onveyed to the stores by means of Temp
>ected that the cotton required in Lomb^
\A at Venice, and carried inland by rai



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Nov. 14, 1907.] THE BOABD OP TBADE JOTTBLSAL. 303

Openings for British Trade.

river, at a considerable saving of the existing expense, the port of
Genoa being reserved for Piedmont, and that although cotton-laden
steamers from the United States will naturally take a few days
longer to reach Venice, they will save time in unloading. The
building of these stores will probably be commenced very shortly,
and they should be ready in about eight months' time.

With reference to the notice which appeared on page 111 of the

. , '• Board of Trade Journal '' of 17th October,

Tft^ ^ V respecting a call for tenders for drainage and

soad wortt. ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ Bagheria, the " Gazzetta Uffi-

ciale ** of 5th November announces that, as no tenders have been

received for this work, a second adjudication will take place on

23rd November.



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

H.M. Consul at Chicago (Mr. A. Finn) reports he has been in-

■Ri v w 1 + formed by a Dixon, Illinois, company that they

tT h ^^ ^^^® ^^^ *^^^ ^^ black walnut for disposal and

- - ^ would like to get into communication with

^ some English buyers of this timber.

Communications from British firms should be addressed to H.M.

Consul at Chicago.

CHILE.

The " Diario Oficial " of 14th September contains a notice to the

.p^., effect that M. Georges Renevey, director of the

GAnfitm ti Sociedad Francesa de Chanaral, has applied for

permission to construct a railway from the

Society's foundry at Chanaral to the mines of Cerro Negro. The

line proposed will be 55 kilometres long, and is expected to carry

between fifty and a hundred tons of goods per day. The principal

stations will be at Chanaral, Cerro Negro, and el Pozo.

The "Diario'* of 16th September contains a copy of a Decree
authorising Don Domingo Otaegui, or the company which he may
represent, to construct and exploit an electric railway from the
fiscal depdts of the port of Valparaiso, through La Laguna to
La Placilla or Penuelas.

The same ** Diario " contains a copy of a Decree authorising
Don Rodolfo Rothstein, Don Ramiro Sanchez, and Don Salvador
Izquierdo to construct and exploit a one-metre gauge railway from
the Pacific coast in the neighbourhood of Camarones, past the
Chilcaya lake to the frontier of Bolivia.

The " Diario " of 27th September contains a notice to the effect
that the President of the liepublic is authorised to hold a public



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THE BOASD OF TRADE JOTTRNAL,

Openings far British Trade,

CHI LE -continued,
ion for the construction^ at a cost not exc(
>out 96,000Z.), of a railway to unite the
bro in the province of Chilo6.

•iario" of 16th September contains a c<
- « , authorising Don Domingo Ota<
^ . . ®^ and exploit in La Laguna b
^^ ^* loading and unloading goods,
>ck.

' Diario " of 27th September contains a (
Ing Don Andras C. Lapostol to construe
e Liiquen, and conceding an extension
tion of warehouses for storing bricks and

>iario" of 28th September contains a c(

-,- . . authorising Don Jorge Escoba
wectnc ^^^j. ^^^ ^jj^ j^Jq ^^^ ^ ^jj

cubic metre per second, for pre
' G5 h.p. for exploiting a group of gold mi
han.

COLOMBIA.

gian Legation at Caracas report that the
- ^ has published the terms of a

'^W V ^^^ ^^ *^® Colombian Gov(

* establishment of works for t\

\ of ores.

ARGENTINA.

3gation at Buenos Ayres have forwarded a

-J.,. ^ Bill formulating the Argenti
Bill for jQQg^ ^j^j^j^ jj^g ^^^ ,^.^ j^j

., / - published in the ** Boletin Ofic
Mties for py L^^g jj^g 4 ggj^ ^26

S ^'*^^' ^"^ ^'^^^' *^® ExecutiT

^ ■ to construct sundry railway li

Bolivia, and to issue bonds to the amoi
[5,589,000/.) in order to pay for their co
ve has paid in cash, up to the Slst Marcl
bove sum the amount of 34,219,541 doll
bonds to this extent are not to be issued (
Bill).

State possesses 2,800 kilometres of railw
n 20,000,000^., and there are 9,925 kilor
ilway partly projected and partly in cours
; of which is estimated at 23,295,000i. '
ti the need for restricting expenditure und
le desirability of leaving to foreign capitali
on neither can nor ought to undertake."



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Not. 14, 1907.1 THE BOABD OP TRADE JOURNAL. 305

Openings for British Trade.

H.M. Consul at Buenos Ayres (Mr. A. C. Ross) reports the
ir ♦ IT !»• 1 organization in that city of a company called

motor vemcies ..^a Camionera," with a capital of 1,500,000
and Accessories, j^j^ ^^^^^ 132,000/.), with the object of

establishing a service of transport of goods and parcels by means

of motor vehicles, and for the erection of shops for repairing i nd

constructing automobiles of all kinds.



EXHIBITIONS.
UNITED KINGDOM.

W^ith reference to the Scottish National Exhibition to be held at
-.-., - .. - Edinburgh from May to October, 1908, the

Sbiti ^^^^^ ^* ^""^^^ ^^"^^ received a number of

. -^Qg copies of the prospectus, which may be obtained

until the supply is exhausted, at the Commer-
cial Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade, 73, Basinghall
Street, E.G. Applications for space should be sent to the General
^lanager of the Exhibition, 45, York Place, Edinburgh, not later
han 31st January, 1908.

DOMINION OF NEW ZEALAND.

rVith reference to the notice on p. 608 of the " Board of Trade

I tftrn ti ftl Journal" of 27th December, 1906, and previous

Sxh'b^tioii- notices, respecting the New Zealand Inter-

^aa rt * national Exhibition, the Board of Trade have

•n 'Sail A ♦ received a copy of a report by Sir I. Spielmann,

sSii C.M.G., upon the British Art Section at the

^^^ Exhibition. From this it appears that of

he exhibits in this section sales were made to the amount of

7,107Z. 75. M,

The report may be inspected by persons interested at the
•ommercial Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade, 73,
Jasinghall Street, E.G.

AUSTRIA-HUNGARY.

ITith reference to the notice on p. 352 of the ** Board of Trade

g^ • Journal " of 22nd August, respecting a proposed

Erliib'ld of floating sample exhibition of Austrian manu-

. \. factures on the new steamship line to Argentina,

M^^S^ H.M. Consul at Trieste (Mr. J. B. Spence)

f A t^ reports that the new ss. ** Argentina," which on

or Argen a. gj^^ October inaugurated the new service from

rieste to Buenos Ayres, carried on board an exhibition, organised



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806 THE BOAXD OP TRADE JOXTBNAL. [Not. 14, 1907.

Exhibitions.

by the Trieste and Vienna Commercial Museums, consisting of
samples of furniture, marbles, bronzes, silverware, lace, tobacco^
tanned hides, skins, varnishes, and other articles considered
suitable for the Argentine market.

On arrival at Buenos Ayres the exhibits will be shown to the
public for one month in a hall specially rented for the purpose.
A catalogue of exhibiting firms (amounting to one hundred and
twenty) will be widely distributed, not only at Buenos Ayres, but
also in the interior of the Republic and adjoining States.



CENSUS OF PRODUCTION.



A meeting of the Advisory Committee for the BaJdog and
Confectionery Trades was held on the 11th November at the officer
of the Board of Trade. Those present were : — Mr. A. Wilson Fox,^
C.B. (in the Chair) ; Sir Walter Palmer, Bart. ; Mr. W. Arundel ;
Mr. James Boyd ; Mr. J. Hicks ; Mr. Stanley Machin ; Mr. J. B.
Morrell; Sir Robert Giffen, K.C.B. ; Mr. G. J. Stanley, C.M.6.;
Mr. H. W. Macrosty and Mr. G. C. L. Maunder (acting Secretary).



FOREIGN TRADE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM IN
OCTOBER. 1907.»

L— GENERAL.

The trade returns for October, 1907, when compared with those
for the corresponding month of 1906, show increases in the value
of the Imports into the United Kingdom, and of the Exports of
British produce, but a decrease in the Exports of Foreign and
Colonial merchandise.

The value of the Importe in October, 1907, was 67,662,1161.^
an increase of 3,025,054Z., or 5*5 per cent., as compared with
October, 1906, whilst the total Exports amounted to 45,192,912L
or an increase of 4,816,699Z. The Exports of British produce
show an increase of 5,085, 189i., or 15*3 per cent., as compared
with October, 1906, whilst there is a decrease of 268,490l., or
88 per cent., in the Exports of Foreign and Colonial merchandise.

IL—IMPORTS.

The following table shows the value of the Imports for October
1907, as compared with the corresponding months of 1906 and
1905, according to the different categories of merchandise : —

• Reference ahoald be made to the mrtide on " Changes in the Monthly Tnde Aooonnts for 1907,'*

eiblinhed at pp. 279-80 of the "Board of Trade Journal" for the 7th February last, in
formation as to the changes that hare been made in these accounts.



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