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THE HOME MARKETS. HIGH COMMISSIONER'S REPORTWET LINGTON, December 21. The High Commissioner cabled the following market report from London on December 19 (note; the quotations, unless otherwise specified, are tiro average market prices on spot): Mutton.—More demand, owing to short supply of Dutch, but market declining on account of frozen supplies increasing. Canterbury mutton, sjd ; Noith Island,, sjd. Lamb.—Market quiet. Canterbury twos, 6 9-16 d; other than Canterbury, 6Jd. Beef.—Better demand for beef, owing to short supply. Irish and chilled New Zealand hinds, 6|d; lores, 6|d; chilled hinds, 7gtl; fores, s|d. Butter.-—Market firm. Danish very slow. Supplies decreasing. Quotations, 150s to 154s per ewt. New Zealand (market firm, good demand), 136s to 158s ; Australian (market firm, moderate supplies coming forward), 134 ato 1565; Argentine (firm), 132s to 1365. Cheese.—Market not quite so firm. Canadian : Firm ; demand only moderate. While and colored, per cwt., 78s to 1 9.5; exceptional, 80s. New Zealand ; Market declined further. White and colored, 76s to 775. . . „ , . The Ruahine, Tuinui, and are in dock. The Ruahine and Tainui are discharging butter and cheese now, but the Pakeha cannot discharge for three days. The dairy produce market is rather unsettled owing to delay in delivery from the docks. ' Hemp.—Market somewhat steadier. Very little New Zealand on hand. New Zealand good fair grade, per ton, £26 j fair, £24. These prices are nomina’. .January to March New Zealand good fair .rrrade, per ton, £24 10s; fair, £23 10s; fair current Manila, £5. The output from Manila for the week was 16,000 bales. SALES ON ’CHANGE : THIS DAY. Christchurch.—Union Steams (prof.), £1; Now Zealand Fanners’ Co-operative, £2 3s 6d.

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COMMERCIAL, Issue 15681, 21 December 1914

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COMMERCIAL Issue 15681, 21 December 1914

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