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THE HOME MARKET*. HIGH COMMISSIONER'S REPORT. VYELI.INOTON, December 29. The Tfii,'h Commissioner cahied as follows en December 24 (note : The quotations unless otherwise specified arc ;iv-r----n-.'e market prices on spoti : The market, for Christina'; meat is quiet, but a moderate business is The demand has been chiefly for home i;rn-.vii. and the frozen mutton market is dull, but. prices are firm. Canterbury niuttnii, s;d ; North Island. SUI. Lamb.—Canterbury two's. 6 9-16 d: ,-ither than Canterbury. 6,h1. IWf.— New Zealand hindquarters. 6 f>-16d: forequarters. There is a la rue supply "f chilled meat on the market. Chilled hindquarters. 7^d; forequarters, s£d. The. butter market closed rather quiet on account of the holidays. Danish (slow), 150s to 1545; Australian lin small aupply), 124s to 1365; New Zealand (in good demand), 156s to 133.-: Siberian , (in fair-demand), 126s to 130s; Argentine (firm], 124s to 132b.

Tho cheese market closed rather quiet, with a decreasing demand. Canadian, white and colored, 78s to 795; New Zenland, white and colored, 76s to 775; exceptionally, 775. The Manila hemp market is quiet on account of tho holidays. There is less demand, but shippers are firm, and there is nn change in prices. The output from Manila for the week was 26,000 bales, and the estimate for the next two weeks is 45,000 bales. Dealers will probably try to get their hemp haled beforo the grading law conies into force im January 1. Fur -New Zealand tho market is rather more active, especially for spot, and prices are firm at last quotations. Wool.—s6's low cross-hreds, 18-1; 40"s low .Toss-breds. 19jd : 44's medium crossbred*. 20.U1: 50's half-breds. 24Ad: 56's quartcv-hrrds. 25id ; 60's merinos, 26d. HO.MK MARKETS. Press Asocial ion—By Telegraph—Copyright. LONDON. December 29. {Received December 50. at 1L.30 a.m.) Wheat. Market quirt, with a lower tendency. Copper.- -Spot. £56 15>; three months. £57 2s fid. Tin.--Cash. £143 ss. Lea<t, £IB 17, 6.1 to £l9. Spelter. £26 15s. Silver. 2.23 d per 07..

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COMMERCIAL., Issue 15688, 30 December 1914

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COMMERCIAL. Issue 15688, 30 December 1914

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