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The statistics of the Australasian colonies for 1888, just published, show a total increase of population of 120,000 people. Now Zealand heads the list in excess of births over deaths. The trade of the various colonies has amounted to LI 20,859,000, which is equal to a little over L 33 per head. Victoria has imported most largely, exceeding her exports by L 10,000,000, With the exception of South Australia and New Zealand, all the colonies have imported more than they have exported. South Australia shows the largest 1 trade return, which is equal to L 39 per head. New Zealand stands sixth on the list in this respect withL22 13s per head. The total tonnage cleared in the colony during the year was 1-1,689,000 tons.

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Australian., Issue 7951, 5 July 1889

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Australian. Issue 7951, 5 July 1889

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