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S'a'ement showing the esport of tea from Shanghai for the half year ended

December 31, 1862.

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Great Britain, di.

rect l'nited States. Hong Kong and

coast ports Australia..

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Statement showing the export of tea from Shanghai -- Continued.

Destination.

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rect. United States.. Hong Kong and

ceast ports. Australia.

Total......

32 11,586 614 46, 818 11 2,839 27 22, 156 26 125 27 1, 825 56 190 70 1, 926

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United States...
Hong Kong and coast porte.
Australia.

Total...

Black.
.22, 430, 460 pounds.

5, 2461 pounds.
1, 120, 780 pounds.

340, 0024 pounds. .23, 896, 4891 pounds.

Green.

Total. 6, 242, 4263 pounds. 28,672, 8861 pounds. 2,954, 2064 pounds. 2,959, 4531 pounds.

243, 4464 pounds. 1, 364, 2261 pounds.

256, 9173 pounds. 596, 920 pounds. 9, 696, 9971 pounds. 33, 593, 4861 pounds.

Statement showing the opium trade at the port of Shanghai for the year ended

December 31, 1862.

IMPORTS.

MALWA.

DUTY.

PATSA AND BK

XARES.

Description.

Chests.

Weight.

Chests. Weight.

Haiquan

taels.

26, 886

Imported and stored on board receiving vegsels.
Imported direct to the shore

Total.....

26, 886.00

141.50

5,713 6, 855. 60

50 59.37

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27, 0271 27, 027.50

5, 763 6,914.97

Landed from receiving vessels, and intended chiefly

for local consumption.

16, 1494 16, 149. 50

4, 785

5, 742.00 656, 745. 0.0

RE-EXPORTS.

Transhipped from receiving vessels for Yang-teze and

coaxt porte..
Re-exported direct from the shore.

10, 1845 10, 181.50
95

95, 00

1, 182 1,418. 40

5 6. 00

Total.

10, 9791, 10, 279.50

1, 187 1,424. 40

* These duties are included in the general return of dutics.

CANTON-0. H. Perry, Consul.
Summary statement of the caport of tea from Canton during the year

ended December 31, 1862.

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136 24 23, 375 84 126, 663 80) 65 57 1 5) 164,211 6. United States.. 71 21 7 08 3, 639 26

62 71

453 25 4,23 SI Australia.. 7,065 07 455 57

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7, 550 64 Bombay

1,861 97
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82 82

6 76 8 75 1,96335 Continent 115 08 ( 20 0 10

1 50 116 88 Madras 025 67 70

11 50 793 Montreal 178 99 15 00

15 58

209 57 South America

610 70
1 62

480 67 1,092 Hong Kong

1,990 68 566 40 206 83 961 45 86 56 204 67 | 8. 443 01 12, 459

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Great Britain direct..
United States..
Australia
Bombay
Continent.
Madrag
Montreal
South America.
Hong Kong.

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8, 666 71 1, 195 60 176 841, 693 55 9, 6:38 57 30 62 21, 401 R 9, 116 79 1.473 76 870 64 706 54 1,368 22 198 03 13,733 * 219 71

1, 395 82 10 90 117 99

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46 66 332 10 5 48

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37 38 1,802 03 260 84 154 01 58 06

94 28 95 33 163 80

163 80 2,577 99 1, 140 51 607 12 675 70 8, 242 63 62 36

7,306 3. 22, 715 59 | 4,102 20 3, 204 43 3, 167 92 13, 708 72 386 34 47,2832

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Export of silk during the year ended December 31, 1862.

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127 13

6, 117 11

5, 206 50

794 30

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Resume of the import and export trade at Canton, for the year ended December 31, 1862. VALUE OF IMPORT TRADE.

£. 8. d. General imports for the half year ended June 30..... Mexican dollars, 5, 491, 887, at 48. 6d., : 1, 235, 674 11 6 Do........

..do... ..... December 31. ......do... 5, 089, 041, at 48. 7fd., = 1, 176, 840 14 8 Total.

. 10, 580, 928

= 2, 412, 515 6 2

8. d.

VALUE OF EXPORT TRADE.

£. General exports for the half year ended June 30..... Mexican dollars, 6, 756, 330, at 48. 6d = 1, 520, 174 50 Do..... ...... do.......... December 31....... do....... 10,986, 260. at 48. 74d., = 2,540, 572 12 6 Total...

.17, 742, 590

= 4,060, 746 17 6

Summary statement of the number and tonnage of the vessels arrived at and

cleared from Canton during the year ended December 31, 1862.

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British
River steamers and lorchas.
American
River steamers
Sundry

No. Tons. No. Tons. No. Tons. No. Tons. No.! Tons. No. Tons.

64 32, 260 44 26, 130 108 58, 390 88 49, 602 23 9, 953 111
106 16, 442

59, 555 12 1,712 118 18, 154 105 16, 683 13 1, 575 118 18, 258 15 12, 661 33 27, 121 48 39, 782 24 21, 503 25 20, 519 49 42, 022 349 116, 526 41 4, 029 390 120, 555 324 118, 796 6 1, 339 390 120, 135 35 9, 114 24 7, 151 59 16, 265 35 9, 167 21

6, 345 56 15, 512 569 187,003 154 66, 143, 723 253, 146 636 215, 751 88 39, 731 724, 255, 482

Total..

HANKOW-C. D. WILLIAMS, Consul,

December 31, 1862. Statement showing the number and tonnage of vessels, also the value of the imports and exports of the United States, Great Britain, France, and Russia, at the port of Hankow, during the year ended December 31, 1862.

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Foochow-W. H. CARPENTER, Consul.

JUNE 19, 1863. I have the honor to inform you that I forwarded to the department per last mail a printed report issued by the imperial maritime customs of the import and export trade at the port of Foochow for the year ended December, 1862, a duplicate of which I forward to-day. I can scarcely add any information that would be of value to the department relative to the trade of the port that is not contained in the report referred to.

Summary statement showing the value of the import and export trade at the

port of Foochow for the year 1862.

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714, 291 =

d. 101, 512 26 160, 715 96

General exports for the ball year ended June 30.
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December 31...
Export of tea for the year ended December 31-
Black

73, 912, 787 pounds.
Green

614,081 pounds.
74,526, 868 pounds, valued at..........

17, 269, 021 = 3,885, 529 14 6

4, 147, 757 66

The above amounts are converted from Mexican dollars into sterling at 48. 6d., the average rate of exchange, at six months' sight.

Statement showing the number, and tonnage of the vessels arrived at and cleared

from the port of Foochow.

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AMOY-ARTHUR B. BRADFORD, Consul.

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for the year.

September 30, 1862. In accordance with section 153 of “Consular Instructions,” I have the honor to enclose to the department my report of trade in this consular district for the statistical year so far as I have been able to ascertain. The custom-house, now under the charge of the treaty powers, has been in operation only since March, 1862, and from that, which is the most correct source, I cannot obtain returns

Neither the British nor Netherlands consuls keep an account of the cargoes of their vessels, so that report is also imperfect.

By enclosure A, there will be seen that there is an increase in exports from the previous year in American vessels of $16,733, although a decrease in imporis. The principal reason for this decline is, that since the treaty powers collect the Chinese revenue, the foreign-built vessels, owned by Chinese and sailed by Americans, or other foreigners, under foreign flays, are not allowed to frequent the small villages along the coast and procure native cargoes as heretofore. There is also much opposition to the customs among the foreign merchants here, who, when they want to land 100 chests of opium, which pays a duty of 30 taels per picul, have to pay duty on the whole, and cannot, as they formerly did under the Chinese rule, report sixty or seventy chests and land one hundred. The Chinese authorities here are much pleased thus far with the working of the customs in foreign hands, and say they would willingly double the salaries of the officers rather than be without their aid in collecting the revenue from foreigners, as they find their interests are largely promoted.

By enclosed B and C, I send the principal articles of import and export, with the duties payable on the same, as per the tariff which went into effect December 19, 1860. As to the amount of either I have no clue, for the reason above mentioned. Contraband goods are munitions of war and salt. Duties are alike under all foreign flags, the Chinese being left to collect duties from the native vessels alone, which revenue does not amount to much more than what dollars the officiating mandarins wish to appropriate to their private use, and they return at the end of the

quarter no duties received.” The tonnage dues are one mace per ton register for all vessels of or under 150 tons, and four mace per ton for vessels over 150 tons. There are no other port duties, teas being the only article of shipment direct to the States from this port. I quote freight at from $16 to $20 per ton measurement. I cannot give any average price in teas, as they are from $4 to $60 per picul, with a fluctuating market.

There are neither warehouses nor quarantine at this port, importers paying duties on arrival. Enclosed is a copy of the “customs regulations for the port,” which will give the regulations for ships arriving and departing. There is but one American here who is engaged in trade, he being connected with a Spanish house.

There are several Americans in the customs service, the commissioner being one of two on the coast, according to the arrangement entered into among the treaty commissioners. The branch of the house of A. Heard & Co. has been discontinued during the year, owing to the state of commercial affairs at home. There are many subjects which no report can be made on, from the trade being so limited and the methods employed so different from those used in civilized countries.

By enclosure D it will be seen that there have been ten cargoes of teas shipped direct to New York during the last statistical year, six under foreign and four under the American flag, this being an increase of four vessels, and an increase of 1,131,455 pounds of tea, with the increase in value of $149,525 48.

I report the ship-off value, which is duty paid and put on board, and which,

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