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The following table shows the colonial budgets for the year 1899–1900, and imports and exports in 1898:

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WITH THE SHARE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM IN THE SAME, AT FIVE-YEAR INTERVALS, 1871-1896, AND IN 1899 AND 1901.

[North American colonies included are Canada and Newfoundland; South African, Cape Colony and Natal; Australasian, those of the Australian continent,

Tasmania, and New Zealand.]

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VALUE OF TOTAL IMPORTS OF THE BRITISH COLONIES (INCLUDING BULLION AND SPECIE), 1895 to 1901.

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India 123
Straits Settlements 4.
Ceylon 15.
Mauritius 1
Labuan 1
Seychelles
Hongkong (no returns).
Australasia:

New South Wales.
Victoria
South Australia, except Northern Territory 6.

Northern Territory
Western Australia ...
Tasmania ...
New Zealand
Queensland

Total......
British New Guinea 7
Fiji ..
Falkland Islands
Natal 8
Cape of Good Hope 9
St. Helena 10 11
Lagos.
Gold Coast
Sierra Leone 10
Gambia.
North America:

Dominion of Canada (years ended June 30) 1.
Newfoundland 1 14

Total....
Bermuda 11
Honduras 1
West India Islands:

Bahamas
Turks and Caicos islands.
Jamaica.
Windward Islands:

St. Luciaj
St. Vincent 15
Barbados.
Grenada...

Tobago..
Leeward Islands:

Virgin Islands..
St. Christopher
Nevis...
Antigua
Montserrat

Dominica
Trinidad ...

Total .....
British Guiana ...
Gibraltar (no complete returns)
Malta (no complete returns).

22, 763, 359
1, 233, 233

24, 248, 940
71, 230, 177

24, 196, 974
71, 220, 206

28,833, 504
71,066, 205

33, 444, 721
71, 296, 831

38,963, 530
71,540,510

39, 126, 478
71,536, 268

23, 996, 592

25, 479, 117

25, 717,180

29, 899, 709

34,741, 552

40,504,040

40, 662, 746

305,514
299, 103

304,970
300, 954

323, 148
292, 613

351, 473
256, 977

394, 606
212, 237

397, 289
246, 661

526, 366
252, 511

172,581

26, 735 32, 288, 946

194,774

30, 245 31,856, 378

186,010

33, 239 31,660, 667

238, 337

27,067 31,814, 793

329, 197

25, 708 31, 844, 332

335, 269

29,564 31,722, 069

324, 720

30, 817 31,755, 921

154, 945
64, 842

190, 534

271, 995

12 956, 921
12 175, 712
16 13, 643

12 71, 490
121, 048, 887
12 154, 405
16 13, 932

245, 253

12 70, 824 121,008, 699 12 164, 356 16 11,657

12 95, 551 12 1,058, 885 12 201,583 16 10, 885

282, 963 12 103, 774 12998, 007 12 223, 829 (17)

382, 652

12 74, 920 121, 021, 680

12246, 567 (17)

3,943

4,576 172, 281 144, 864 24, 480

69, 789 16 2, 276, 864

6,547, 179

4, 478 185, 214 135,627 26,497

64, 477 16 2,463, 525

6, 440, 463

3, 301 135, 921 110, 188 22, 269

54,074 16 2,161, 231

403, 598

12 98, 591
121, 045, 252

12 232, 096
(17)

3, 387
136, 435
125, 304
26, 911

80, 144 17 2,500, 258

6,738, 878

3,642 148, 384 115, 908 27, 204

70, 229
17 2, 535, 965

122,968
105, 103
19, 818

60, 260
16 2,283,056

3, 215 119, 729 121,347

22, 247

79, 386 17 2,651, 600

6,864, 801

5,867, 689

6, 314, 244

6,709, 142

31, 443,553

31, 341, 710

31,282, 976

31, 371, 412

31,318, 701

1,393, 529

1, 414, 769

1 See note below.
2 Exclusive of land frontier trade.
3 For the twelve months ended March 31 of the year following that stated above.
4 Exclusive of the value of the import trade between the settlements. For rates of conversion into £ sterling, see note.
5 Including the value of coal for supply to steamships. :
6 Excluding overland imports of live stock, but including other border and River Murray trade, so far as reported.
7 For years ended June 30.

8 Goods in transit for the interior are included in the returns of imports but do not appear in those of exports. The value of gold (produce of South African States) brought into the colony for shipment at Port Natal is included in the returns of exports, though not in those of imports.

9 Exclusive of gold (the produce of South African States) brought into the colony for shipment.
10 Excluding transshipments.
11 Exclusive of Government stores.

12 Including an estimated amount for freight, insurance, and value of packages. In prior years the value of the goods was that at the port of shipment. In 1894 the charges were 15.2 per cent; in 1895, 14 per cent; in 1896, 14 per cent; in 1897, 13.6 per cent; in 1898, 12.4 per cent; in 1899, 14.8 per cent.

13 Imports for consumption.
14 Including imports into Labrador.
15 The imports of bullion and specie are not specified in the returns from this colony.
16 Exclusive of trade between Tobago and Trinidad.
17 Tobago included in Trinidad,

NOTE.-For the Seychelles and Mauritius the values are given in tens of rupees. For the other possessions, when the values given in the official returns are made otherwise than in £ sterling, conversions have been made at the following rates: Hongkong and Labuan, the dollar at 4s. 2d. Canada, the dollar, in 1893 to 1900, at 4s. 133d.; in 1901, at 4s. 13d. Newfoundland, the dollar, in 1893–94, at 4s. 2d.; and in 1895 to 1900, at 4s. 143d.; in 1901, at 4s. 1d. Honduras, the silver dollar, in 1893, at 28. 31d. From 1894 to 1900, the accounts have been given in gold dollars-1 dollar=4s. 13 d., and 4s. 1d. in 1901. Straits Settlements, the dollar,. in 1893, at 2s. 6 d.; in 1894, at 2s. 1d.; in 1895, at 25. 1 d.; in 1896, at 25. 23 d.; in 1897, at 1s. 11 d.; in 1898, at is. 11d.; in 1899, at 1s. 11 d.; in 1900, at 28.; and in 1901, at 1s. 11d. India, the rupee in 1893–94, at Is. 2 d.; in 1894-95, at 1s. 1d.; in 1895–96, at 1s. 1d; in 1896–97, at 1s. 2 d.; in 1897–98, at 1s. 3 à.; in 1898–99 and later years at 1s. 4d. Ceylon, the rupee, in 1893, at 1s. 27d.; in 1894-95, at 1s. 4 d.; in 1896, at 1s. 2 d.; in 1897, at 1s. 3 d.; in 1898, at 1s. 3 d.; and in 1899 and later years, at is. 4d.

VALUE OF IMPORTS OF THE BRITISH COLONIES (INCLUDING BULLION AND SPECIE) FROM UNITED KINGDOM, 1895 to 1901.

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2 789, 817

2783, 697

2 740,878

2762, 188

2747, 189

2 673, 020

2 703,268

British Guiana 10
Gibraltar (no complete returns).
Malta (no complete returns)

1 For rates of conversion into £ sterling, see note to table on page 2862.
2 For the twelve months ended March 31 of the year following that stated above.
3 Exclusive of Government stores and treasure.
4 Exclusive of bullion and specie.
5 For the year ended June 30.
6 Exclusive of Government stores.
7 Including an estimated amount for freight, insurance, and value of packages.
8 Imports for consumption.
9 Including imports into Labrador.
10 Including transhipments.

11 Exclusive of imports for hurricane relief purposes, the value of which was not separately stated in the original returns. The total value of such imports from all countries was £7,243.

VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS OF THE BRITISH COLONIES (INCLUDING BULLION AND SPECIE), 1895 to 1901.

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32, 650, 049 39, 430, 423
91, 425, 270 91,772, 790
34,075, 319

19_41, 203, 213
125, 817

Total

24, 628,519

26, 229.871

29, 358, 090

34, 804,030

99,481 263, 090 267, 606

42,091, 975

Bermuda ...
British Honduras 1

115, 913
264, 197

108, 613
283, 663

127, 703
288, 969

113, 903
263, 908

104, 631
285, 514

124, 011

21, 688 1,873, 106

138, 972

31, 498 1, 470, 241

149,085

43, 304 1,441, 368

174, 860

24, 811 1,662, 543

207, 223

34,584 1, 797, 077

West India Islands:

Bahamas
Turks and Caicos Islands.
Jamaica 3
Windward Islands:

St. Lucia 5
St. Vincent 13
Barbados ...

Grenada ...
Leeward Islands:

Virgin Islands....
St. Christopher and Nevis
Antigua ...
Montserrat.

Dominica....
Trinidad and Tobago 14 15.

102, 155

68, 690 587, 298 174, 497

93, 720 13 67,392 758, 228 183, 883

154, 267

68, 935 736, 163 154, 439

169, 148

33, 707 1,868, 080

98, 574 33, 575 845, 590 267, 738

104,881 100, 327 919, 011 311, 681

176,884

40,149 1,939, 142

77,871 51, 987 950, 175 303, 934

3,818 140, 542 87, 125 17, 189

39, 471 2,065, 104

10,517

3,710 119, 361 131, 113 25, 912

51, 438 2, 165, 820

10, 765 5,252,053

4,033 149, 204 117, 202 22,063

47, 416 1,994, 926

4, 968

92, 615 44, 667 769, 231 257, 274

3,855 138, 222 79, 178 13,849

63, 912 2, 310, 133

21, 443 5, 656,593

3,867 159, 854 128, 095 15, 569

65, 766 2,572, 891

2,812 109, 783 111, 849

8, 115

68, 452 2,584,549

3,219 127,051 112, 508 11, 693

66,892 32, 445, 651

Total.....

5,315, 211

5,087, 373

6, 262, 454

6,360,344

6, 307, 155

31, 769,500

31,899, 457

31,783, 765

31,775, 691

31,927,960

32,068, 406

31,833, 624

British Guiana 14......
Gibraltar (no complete returns).
Malta (no complete returns)

1 For rates of conversion into £ sterling, see note to table on page 2862.
2 Exclusive of land frontier trade.
3 For the 12 months ending March 31 of the year following that stated above.
4 Exclusive of the export trade between the Settlements. For rates of conversion into £ sterling, see note to table on page 2862.
5 Exclusive of exports of bunker coal.
6 Exclusive of shipping charges on produce or manufactures of the colony.
7 Exclusive of exports in native vessels, the estimated value of which is included in 1887, 1900, and 1901.
8 Excluding the value of live stock exported overland for grazing and shearing purposes.
9 For years ending June 30.
10 Exclusive of exports of gold.
11 Exclusive of overland exports under transit system and under the South African Customs Union Convention. See notes on pp. 2893 and 2895.
12 Including exports from Labrador.
13 In 1896 and later years an addition has been made to the value of the exports to cover the cost of packing.
14 Including transshipments.
15 Exclusive of trade between Trinidad and Tobago from 1889, inclusive.

VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS OF THE BRITISH COLONIES (INCLUDING BULLION AND SPECIE), TO UNITED KINGDOM, 1895 to 1901.

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1,749, 737

1,661, 656

1, 460, 659

1,637, 833

1,818, 340

1,545, 859

Total
British Guiana 9
Gibraltar (no complete returns)
Malta (no complete returns)

1,328, 444
2 949,015

2 968, 252

2 964, 248

2 817,583

2 964, 391

2 949,008

2 752, 418

1 For rates of conversion into £ sterling, see note to table on page 2862.
2 For the 12 months ended March 31 of the year following that stated above.
3 Exclusive of government stores and treasure.
4 Exclusive of shipping charges on the produce of manufactures of the colony.
5 For the year ended June 30.
6 Exclusive of bullion and specie prior to May, 1888.
7 Including exports from Labrador.
8 In 1896 and later years an addition has been made to the value of the exports to cover the cost of packing.
9 Including transshipments.

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