Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

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

December 31, 1862.

[blocks in formation]

Piculs. Cts. Piculs. Cis. Piculs. C:s. Piculs. Cts. Piculs. Cts. Piculs. Cts. Piculs. Cts.

[blocks in formation]

Great Britain, di

rect l'nited States.. Hong Kong and

coast ports Australia..

[blocks in formation]
[blocks in formation]

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

Destination.

Young Hy.

son.

Hyson.

Hyson Skin. Twankay. Imperial. Gunpowd'r. Total green.

Great Britain, di.

rect.. United States. Hong Kong and

ceast ports. Australia..

Piculs. Cts. Piculs. Cts. Piculs. C.8. Piculs. Cts. Peculs. Cts Piculs. Cts. Piculs. Cis. 21, 272 371 5,352 84 241

32 2,388 55 3,057 32 11,586 614 46, 818 20 13, 466

86 1, 745 89 301 10 | 1, 211 191, 887 11 2,839 2722, 156 55 84 33 421 91 7 01 577 83 44 26 125 27

1, 825 85 609 17 307 04 195 28 475 13 149 56 190 70 1, 926 88 35, 432 735 7, 827 68

71 4,652 70 5,138 25 14,741 857 72, 727 48

Total...

Great Britain, direct.
United States..
Hong Kong and coast ports
Australia.

Black.
.22, 430, 460 pounds.

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

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

Green.

Total. 6, 242, 4261 pounds. 28, 672, 8861 pounds. 2,954, 2061 pounds. 2,959, 4531 pounds.

243, 4464 pounds. 1,364, 2263 pounds. 256, 9173 pounds. 596, 920 pounds.

Total..

9, 696, 9973 pounds. 33, 593, 4864 pounds.

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

December 31, 1862.

IMPORTS.

MALWA.

DUTY.

PATNA AND BE.

XARES,

Description.

Chests. Weight.

Chests. Weight.

Haiquan

taels.

26, 886

1417

26, 886.00

141.50

5,713 6, €55, 60

50 59.37

Imported and stored on boord receiving vessels.
Imported direct to the shore

Total.....
Landed from receiving vessels, and intended chiefly

for local consumption.

27, 027} 27, 027.50

5, 763 6,914. 97

16, 1494 16, 149. 50

4,785 5, 742.00 656, 745.0.0

RE-EXPORTS.

Transhipped from receiving vessels for Yang-teze and

coast ports..
Re-exported direct from the shore.

10, 1843 10, 184.50
95

95.00

1, 1821, 418. 40
5

6.00

Total..

10, 2791 10, 279.50

1,187 1,424. 40

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

CANTON—0. H. PERRY, Consul. Summary statement of the export of tea from Canton during the year ended

December 31, 1862.

[graphic][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][merged small][subsumed][merged small]

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

[blocks in formation]

Piculs. cis. Piculs. cis. Piculs. cts. Piculs. ats. Picuis, cts. Piculs. cts.
387 09
387 09

785 66

15 5 466 83 466 83

0 37

Great Britain direct.
United States...
Hong Kong, for Great Britain,

the continent, and Bombay.. Bombay direct...

5, 026 06

[blocks in formation]

5, 153 19

B27

2,257 59
2, 949 00

110 00

110 00

5, 989 98

127 13

6,117 11

5, 206 50

794 30

17 03

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 4s. 6d., = 1, 235, 674 11 6 Do.......

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

10, 580, 928

= 2, 412, 515 6 2

VALUE OF EXPORT TRADE.

£.

8. d. 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 48.71d., = 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.

[blocks in formation]

HANKOW-C. D. WILLIAMS, Consul,

DECEMBER 31, 1862. Statement showing the number and tonnage of vessels, also the value of the im

ports and exports of the United States, Great Britain, France, and Russia, at the port of Hankow, during the year ended December 31, 1862.

[blocks in formation]

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 ralue of the import and export trade at the

port of Foochow for the year 1862.

[blocks in formation]

General esports for the ball year ended June 30.

$451, 165 = 101, 512 2 6 Do....

..do.
December 31.

714, 291 = 160, 715 9 6 Export of tea for the year ended December 31Black

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 6 6

The above amounts are converted from Mexican dollars into sterling at 45. 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.

[blocks in formation]

8, 906

7, 847

No. Tons. No. Tons. No, Tona. No. Tons. No. British

58 27, 052 10 5,337 68 32, 389 63 30, 973 9 Lorchas nnder British flag.

597 1 179 5 776 5 776 American 9 5, 510 5 3,396 14

10

2 Lorchas under American flag. 3 162

3 162 3 162 Sundry

44
11, 226
4

48 12, 694 43 | 11, 499 3 Lorchas under various flags.. 7 553

553 5 377 Total

125 45, 100 20 | 10,380 145 55, 480 129 51, 634

Tons, No. Tons. 3,914

72 34, 837

5 776 468 12

8,315

3 598 46 12, 097

5 377

1, 468

[blocks in formation]
[blocks in formation]

AMOY-ARTHUR B. BRADFORD, Consul.

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 for the year. 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 imports. 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 flags, are not allowed to frequent

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. Euclosed 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,

« AnteriorContinuar »