HC Deb 08 July 1903 vol 125 cc7-8
MR. SYDNEY BUXTON (Tower Hamlets, Poplar)

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what was the total amount and total value of our exports to foreign countries of woollen goods, of cotton goods, and of cutlery respectively in 1872; and what were the corresponding figures for 1902 (or for 1901 if 1902 are not available).

(Answered by Mr. Bonar Law.) The values of our exports of the groups of

To Boston. To New York. To Philadelphia and Montreal. To Baltimore.
d. d. d. d.
January 1. 8 8
June 9. 6
December 8. 8 8

articles referred to to foreign countries in 1872 and 1902 were recorded in the Trade Accounts as follows: Cotton manufactures of all kinds, except yarns—1872, £43,054,000; 1902, £36,867,000; woollen and worsted manufactures of all kinds, except yarns—1872, £28,474,000; 1902, £9,195,000; hardware and cutlery — 1872, £3,728,760; 1902, £954,000. The figures for 1872 include the values of the exports to certain colonies in cases where these were not of sufficient importance to be separately stated in the Trade Accounts. The exports of cutlery in 1872 cannot be distinguished from hardware. It is not possible to state the aggregate quantities, some classes of articles being entered by value only.