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The * Wellington Trade Review' gives the following summary for the year-ended 30th June last of the weight and value of wool shipped from the several porta of -the colony, as recorded in the Customs official returns:—

The totals for tha oolony for 1896-96 were 129,347,8251b, value £4,398,578. The total shows an increase of nearly 2$ per oent. in •weight, with a decrease of nearly 1 per cent, in value, the average valuation for the two years respectively being about' id and and 8-16 d per lb. The North Island showa an increase in weight of 4£ million pounds, while the South Island has a falling off of 1.17 millions. The chief increase is from Wellington, where the improvement is about 2.8 millions. The totals of sheep in the two islands, aocording to the stock-taking of April 30, with the respective export of wool, show as follow :

~ , . Sheep. Lbs Wool. North Island No 9,477.635 73,187,002 South Island N0.... ...10,152,007 51,249,y7y The proportion of wool per sheep is considerably lighter in the South Island than in the North, owing to the large proportion of merino strains in the Southern flocks.

Quantity. Value. Auckland lb. .. 5,929,862 - 172,722 PoveityBay ... .. 0,279,280 • 213,978 New Plymouth... .. 1,075,728 33,746 Patea 899,500 20,379 Wanganui .. 7,455,856 222,760 Wellingtou .. 2J,66G,777. 928,198 Napier ... .. 21,879,999. 791,215 , Total North Island . .. 73,187,002 . 2,392,005 Wairau and Picton .. 3,097,384 90,167 Nelson... '817,9512 23,814 Greyniouth 3,200 113 Lyttelton .. 22,035,584 754.0S0 Tiniaru .. 9,940,986' 333,133 Oamnru ■ .,. .. 6,970,001 177,173 Dunedin ... .. 9,573,711 319,281 Bluff .. 7,811,211 267,478 Total South Island . .. 59,240,971 1,965,239 Total Colony .. 132,436,981 4.357,214

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THE WOOL CLIP FOR 189G-97., Issue 10448, 19 October 1897

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THE WOOL CLIP FOR 189G-97. Issue 10448, 19 October 1897

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