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AUCKLAND'S FOREIGN TRADE.

•fAtL OEb/dE EXPORT OE GOLD,

*■ The"lQi3toiri3"TetinßS for the port of | Auckland during the year ended March. 31 last disclose a falling off in the value of. boti imports and exports, as compared -with the preceding twelve months, one of the principal items of loss in 'the exports figuresbeing found in the i£127,4D0 lea of goliShat we sent away ianng the past year, as compared "with its innneliate predecessor; while the decline in the values of flax and kauri gum also largely accounted for the Trig losrlft year of .£206,973 on those articles of export srhea. compared with the 1987-8 period. • ISejCnstonis statistics show that during 'fie year'just ended our imports amounted, in value to £4,539,377, a falling off of £264,091 from the value of gto2s the port during the year iffliMg ilardi SI, 19(>8, in -which period Wttv purchases from abroad totalled $4£03i468. In the matter of export *Bies;, there "was also a shrinkage, the %W£"being !43,029 3 657 for the past 12 iioaths,; as against ~£3,355,6:12 for the pweding 1 year,' the Tetrogression, in fjlnethns amonniang to £325,955. A cpnipari3ort ef the export values of fP& ana/ 1908-&- discloses a shrinkage outpirfc. last year amounting :* £i2TJi6(j, while, the export of wool toOined-in value By £67,057. PhorTninm tenax also acounted for a loss of #140,311, and kauri gum for an addi-tional-£66,662. Other items of export m which a lose occurrei were T>eef 86, |tow: ; £12,095, tallow £10,973, and ,*nß £85Q9. Ihe higgesfi increases on ( f ™ preceding year were last year found a.bntter, lamb, and silver, the flrstarticle of export jumping in value :oy £54,555 over the figures for 1907-8, ■«Mk £25,840 worth more of lamb went jMray and £24442 of silver, The ex|Mt of -timber was £6330 in excess of J907-8, and mutton to the value of 33686-aboTe that of the preceding year - **■> shipped from the port during the "wemonth ending March 31, 1909.

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AUCKLAND'S FOREIGN TRADE. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 80, 3 April 1909

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