THE MARKETS. LONDON, November 30. (Received December 1, at 11.20 a.m.) The Argentine shipments are as follow ; —Mutton, 151,703 carcases; lamb, 43,348; frozen beef, 172,315 quarters; chilled. 106,483. Wool.—Arrivals, 95,500 bales, forwarded, 26.000 bales; available, 75,000 bales, including 4,000 on Continental account. Copper.-—Forward, £54 10s; electro'ytic, £57 10s. Tin.—Spot, £143; three months, £l4l ss. Lead, £l9 ss. Spelter, £25 15s. Silver, 22£ d per oz. HIGH COMMISSIONER’S REPORT. WELLINGTON, December 1. The High Commissioner cabled from London on November 28 (the quotations, unless otherwise specified, are the average market prices on spot); Muittcn.—About the beginning of this week there was a fair demand, but trade has fallen off very much. Prices declined as a result of heavy arrivals of Dutch. Lantermin', s|d ; .\orlh Island, s? t d ; best quality ewes (good demand), s|d. Lamb.—There has been no alteration in the market since last wed;. Market dull on account of iJcavy arrivals of Dutch and Scotch, which are selling at a low price. Canterbury twos, 6£d; other than Canterbury, 6Ad. Beef.—Little demand at market prices b - ’«cd upon Gove- '.r't cont’-icts - . Apw Zealand hinds, 6fd; fores, ssd; chilled hinds, 6Jd; fores, S|d. Butter.—Market very firm. Danish (quiet), 143s to 146s per cwt; New Zealand (prices firm, good demand), 130s to 1325; unsalted, 130s to 1345; Australian (small supply, good demand), 126s to 128s ; Irish creamery’ (supplies dec’-casing), 123s to 150s j Argentine (firm), 122s to 1265; Siberian (firm, good demand), 120s to 1225. Cheese.—MarketTffm. Canadian white and colored, 75s to 765. The shipment of cheese ex Corinthic arrived in good condition.
Hemp.—Market speculative. There is a better demand for spot. New Zealand good fair grade, £23 10s per ton; fair frade, £2l 10s; fair current Manila, £24; annary-March shipment, good fair grade, £24; fair grade, £22; fair current Manila, £24 10s. The output from Manila for the week was 1,200 bales. Cocksfoot Seed.—Market firm, general and active demand. Danish, 60s per cwt. Wool.—Market for merinos easier. Very active for cross-bfeds.
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COMMERCIAL, Evening Star, Issue 15664, 1 December 1914