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EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF DENMARK.

The total of exports and imports for 1862 amounted to 3,124 060,003 pounds, of an official value of 105,047,776 rix-dollars, or 50,724,797 pounds, with a value of 725,403 rix-dollars less than in 1861.

IMPORTATIONS.

The importations amounted to 2,089,171,868 pounds, of the value of 66,387,560 rix-dollars, whilst in 1861 the importations amounted to 2,044,827,774 pounds, at a value of 66,460,888 rix-dollars; also in weight greater by 44,344,094 pounds, but nevertheless in value 73,258 rix-dollars less than in 1861.

The exports, which in 1861 amounted to 1,129,957,026 pounds, at an official valuation of 39,312,361 rix-dollars, amounted in 1862 only to 1,034,388,135 pounds, at an official valuation of 38,660,216 rix-dollars; also in weight, 95,068,891 pounds, and an official valuation of 652,145 rix-dollars less than in 1861.

This trade has been divided between the different divisions of the country as follows:

Pounds.

Value. Imports to the kingdom (proper) 1, 302, 862, 416 38,968, 870 rix-dollars. Exports....

543, 580, 229 17, 722, 484

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Total....

11, 792, 582

632, 470

Of some of the principal articles of exportation the shipments in 1862 have been considerably over those of the year 1861, viz: 12,000 cattle ; 13,000 barrels of butter; 75,500 barrels of rape-seed ; 994,000 lbs. wool; 421,000 lbs. oils; 1,047,000 lbs. bread; 7,100 barrels flax-seed.

The reason why the exportation as a whole has been less than in 1861 arises from the great diminution in the export of grain, which

Barrels.

Value. In 1861 amounted to..

3, 611, 454 16, 111, 512 rix-dollars. In 1862 it only amounted to

2,946, 638 12, 132, 324

Showing a decrease of...

664, 816

3,979, 188

On the other hand, the importation of grain has been less in 1862 than in 1861. In 1861...

774, 247 barrels. In 1862.

657, 499

Showing a decrease of.....

116, 748

Comparative tabular statement of the principal urticles exported from Denmark,

with their quantities and values in rix-dollars, during the years 1861 and 1862.

1862.

1861.

Description.

Quantity. Value in rix- Quantity

dollars.

Value in rix

dollars.

Animal bones
Beans, (horse).
Beef, (salted)
Bread
Bricks
Batter
Cheese
Grain...
Hogs and pigs
Horses..
Horned cattle.
Calves
Lime
Linseed
Oil-cake
Oils
Pork
Potatoes
Rags
Rape-seed..
Sheep, lambs, and goats
Skins and hides
Spirits
Wool

-- pounds.. 5, 866, 703 58,666 6,887,503
barrels..

27,376 136, 880 55, 567
-- pounds.. 2,644,066 311, 809 2, 685,726

do.. 2, 390, 681 143, 412 1,343, 318 .. number.. 6,443, 330

52, 829 barrels..

6, 470, 963
99, 687 4,984, 350 86,726
-pounds.. 1,440, 377 144, 038 1, 256, 628
barrels.. 2,946, 638 | 12, 132, 324 3,611, 454

48, 848 486, 095 47,523
13, 755 1,031, 625 14,430
52, 297 3, 137, 820

40, 289
13, 323
213, 168

11,881
.barrels..

25, 178

41,544 18, 420 ..do.... 9, 455 61, 459

2, 354 -pounds.. 16, 931, 094 338, 623 | 22,001, 303 do....

1,406, 837 214,779 985, 612 ...do.... 3,797, 884

455, 748

4,858, 958
barrels..
110, 690
110, 691

95, 848
- pounds..

600, 621 36, 038 957, 744 barrels.. 253, 226 2, 025, 808

177, 739 46,709 140, 127 45, 079 -pounds. 3, 810, 547 1, 198, 067 4, 176, 789 gallons.. 219, 359 292, 476 260, 625 pounds.. 4,587,668 753, 833 3,593, 988

68,876 277, 835 315, 898 80,598

54, 174 4,336, 300

125, 663 16, 111,512

473, 277 1,082, 250 2, 417, 340 190,096 30, 393 15, 302 440, 028 150, 376 583, 072 95, 848

57,464 1,421,912

135, 237 1, 224,794

347,500 586,713

Total...

28,502, 241

30,622,458

The importations had an official value of
Exportations.

66, 387,560 rix-dollars. 38, 660, 216

27, 727, 244

This great difference is accounted for in the official valuation of the articles exported, which is considerably less than the actual market price.

From this it will be seen that the great disparity between the value of exportations and importations lies in the official valuation of the exported articles, while the value of the imported articles is taken from the invoice prices.

The whole exportation of grain in 1862 was 664,816 barrels, or 18 per cent. less than in 1861; of this, wheat fell off 51 per cent.; rye 28 per cent.; barley 6 per cent; oats 4 per cent., and buckwheat 4 per cent. The exportation of rapeseed was considerably larger in 1862 than in 1861, an increased exportation

cent.

of 42 per

IMPORTATIONS.

The importations in 1862 were about 44,000,000 pounds more than in 1861, but with a value of 73,000 rix-dollars less. Less grain also was imported in 1862 than in 1861. The importations of grain for the last five years have been

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The transit trade or exportation of foreign articles has been better than i 1861, although the importation of a few articles has been less. Of coffer 1,600,000 pounds less were imported than in 1861, but the exportations wer nevertheless 2,000,000 more. Of rice, there were imported 1,600,000 pound less, but the exportations were 300,000 pounds more. And of wool, the impoi tations were 140,000 pounds less, but the exportation 1,000,000 pounds mor than in 1861.

Comparative tabular statement showing the quantities of articles of consum

tion imported into the kingdom af Denmark during the years 1858, 185 1860, 1861, and 1862.

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Cotton goods .lbs. 2, 144, 287 2,502, 955 2, 697, 066 2, 461, 420
Cotton yarn.

lbs. 3, 226, 112 4,556, 109 5,588, 824 5, 226, 383
Linen goods.. ...Ibs. 1,552, 774 1,969, 109 2, 338, 293 2, 441, 487
Linen yarn....... lbs. 565, 978 607, 279 733, 473 689, 435
Silk and silk goods lbs. 90, 278 107,559 96, 478 107, 245
Woollen goods.... lbs. 1, 205, 337 1,557, 288 1, 592. 814 1,847, 349
Wool.

lbs. 1,026, 354 950, 574 1,031,881 1, 267, 917 Coffee.

.. lbs. 15, 988, 436 17,506, 218 18,675, 167 21,503, 983 Rice.. ... lbs. 8,524, 062 9,741, 555 10, 222, 318 12, 370, 185 Sugar, sirup, and mo

2, 002, 1 3, 207,5 2, 485,6

874,9

112,0 1, 810,4 1, 129,9 19, 871,3 10, 754,2

lasses.. ... lbs. 46,740,773 55, 133, 126 50, 599, 903 51, 734,087 Tea.

lbs. 530, 615 587, 705 829, 032 835, 378 .. lbs. 222, 629 256, 450 294, 579 270, 908

62, 457, &

848,0 292,3

Woollen yarn..

Comparative tabular statement showing the quantities of articles of consumption esported from the kingdom of Denmark during the years 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, and 1862.

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Comparative tabular statement of the value in rix-dollars of the import and export trade of Denmark with foreign countries, her colonies, and with Lubeck and Hamburg, for the year 1862.

IMPORTS.

EXPORTS.

Countries.

Value.

Value.

Hamburg...
England.
Altoona and Waudsbeck.
Sweden..
Norway.
Prussia.
Lubeck.
Russia.
Danish West India islands
Holland..
Foreign West India islands
South America.
Bremen...
leeland..
Hanover.
East India, China, and the Pacific.
Greenland.
France.
Belgium.
Mecklenburg-
Feroe islands
Mediterranean and Black sea
Spain....
Portugal and Madeira.
Lunenburg..
Danish fisheries
North America..
Africa...
Other countries..

24,097,551
12,012, 739
3,652, 220
3, 191,983
2, 188,787
3,476,593
2,004,78€
2,687,892
2,585, 987
1,001,893
2, 155, 380
1,867,961
1,495, 166

494, 000
354, 626
604,937
522, 358
413, 955
280, 195
108, 167
238, 035
199, 471
194, 229
88,918
53, 252
89, 349
11, 821

6,950 308, 357

11,797, 489 10,047, 014 3,502, 438 3, 208, 849 3, 149, 578 1,005, 683 1, 195, 223

189, 661

274,025 1, 620, 580

7,591 31, 193 73, 446 635, 749 355, 892

62, 483 106, 605

93, 566 215, 581 326,513 94, 165 4,759 4,594 98,493 72, 048 16, 308 2,069

1, 214 467, 407

Total...

66, 387,560

38, 660, 216

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The statistical tables do not give the direct trade with the United States, but with North America, and the value of the importations from there is only 11,821 rix-dollars, and the export is only 2,063 rix-dollars. Of the 8,388,908 pounds of tobacco imported, only 4,780 pounds came direct from the United States.

NAVIGATION.

The number of vessels entered and cleared in the year 1862 (exclusive of steamboats and vessels passing) were 130,823, with a tonnage of 1,566,6741 commercial lasts, or 3,417 vessels more than in 1861, with a tonnage of 3,851 commercial lasts, but which carried 10,5034 commercial lasts less than in 1861. The reason given for this is the great decrease in the exportation of grain, and the increase of steamboats carrying freights.

In the coasting trade there were engaged 2,121 more vessels than in 1861, being 82,431 against 80,310; and in the foreign trade 1,296 vessels more (48,392 against 47,096)—departures and arrivals.

The tonnage of the vessels in the coasting trade in 1862 was 706,274 commercial lasts, against 709,227 commercial lasts in 1861; that in the foreign trade 860,503 commercial lasts in 1862, against 853,696 commercial lasts in 1861.

Of the 82,431 vessels engaged in the coasting trade in 1862, 81,862 (99.3 per cent.) were Danish. Of the 48,392 vessels in the foreign trade, 30,342 (62.7 per cent.) were Danish. Tabular statement of the total number of arrivals at and departures from the ports of Denmark of foreign vessels for the year 1862, exclusive of steamers.

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Of these, there entered and cleared only two American vessels.

The number of arrivals and departures of steamers, and the amount o freight carried by them, has been on a steady increase for the last ten years as will be seen by the following statement of arrivals and departures o steamers :

Years.

1853....

No.
3, 867
13, 384

Tonnage in com'l lasts.

44, 416 125, 831

1862..

Of these, 2,683 were engaged in the coasting trade in 1853, and in 186 9,975. In the foreign trade in 1853, 1,184 against 3,409 in 1862.

The commercial navy of Denmark in 1862 consisted of 5,727 vessels, wit a tonnage of 124,157 commercial lasts—an increase of forty-eight vessels, wit a tonnage of 1,1004 commercial lasts. Of these, 3,742 vessels with a tonnag under 15 commercial lasts; 1,262 vessels with a tonnage between 15 and 5 commercial lasts ; 723 vessels with a tonnage over 50 commercial lasts.

Of these, Copenhagen had 326 vessels, of which 160 were over 50 commerci lasts ; 94 had a tonnage of from 15 to 50 commercial lasts; and less than on fourth (72) were under 15 commercial lasts.

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