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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 199 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COAL Quantity. Value. Tons. £ 5,229,662 1,899,592 9,025,325 3,060,931 12,980,103 6,314,400 Quantity. Gallons. 9,248,800 39,351,960 55,135,880 ANTIMONY Quantity. Value. Tons. £ 27,362 13,481 22,862 1897 1901 1906 1,133 529 293 was 190,000, in round 189; and the aggregate COPPER Quantity. Value. Tons. £ 19,722 869,266 26,495 I,625,244 37,254 3,007,992 PETROLEUM LEAD Quantity. Value. Tons. £ 746 10,343 1,744 24,640 2,721 49,690 SULPHUR Value. Quantity. Value. £ Tons. £ 44,389 13,138 33,588 227,841 16,007 38,612 314,550 27,406 61,386 OTHERS Value. Total Values. £ £ 3,863 3,345,662 3,450 5,670,508 41,338 10,839,783 of effort-no less than 4595 industrial and commercial companies, joint stock or partnership, with a paid-up capital of 4o millions sterling. Her development during the decade ending in 1906 is shown in the following table:- Reserves Number of Paid-up capital (millions companies. (millions sterling). sterling). 1897 . . 6,113 53 6 1901 . .. 8,602 83 12 1906 . .. 9,329 107 26 What effect this development exercised upon the country's over-sea trade may be inferred from the fact that, whereas the manufactured goods exported in 187o were nil, their value in 1901 was 8 millions sterling, and in 1906 the figure rose to over 20 millions. In the following table are given some facts relating to the principal industries in which foreign markets are interested:-
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