THE HOME MARKETS. HIOIJ COMMISSIONER'S REPORT. [Pkr United Pkkss Association.] WELLINGTON. January 4." The Hi&h Commissioner cabled the following market report/ from London on Jnmiaiy 2 mote that the quotation?, unless otherwise .specified, are the average market, prices on .-pot): Mutton. —There, has been more, nvlir.ation u> purchase mm ton during the, past week, but the market is declining on account of increasing supplier. Canterbury. sj.ci ; North Island, 5 7-iod. There has been a better tone in the. market this week. The market i<", firm, with an upward tendency for better quail ties. Canterbury twos, 6|d ; other than Canterbury, 6ftd. BeeL--Market, quiet. New Zetland hinds, 6jd ; fores, s|d : chined (moderate eupply) —hinds 6|d. fores o^d. Butter. —Market firm; good demand. Danish, quiet, 150s to 1545; New Zealand, good demand. 136s to 138s ; nnsalted, 138s to 14Cte: Australian, 134s to 1365; tinsalted, 136s to 138s; firm. 128s to 1325; Argentine, 154s to 1365. Cheese. —Market firm. Canadian, rather quiet, 78s to 795: New Zealand, white, and colored, fairly steady, 75s to 765; exceptional. 775. Hemp.-The Manila market is In m, but the demand is only moderate. The Philippine market is rather unsettled on account of the. new grading law. 'The output from Manila for "the week wo.s 19.0G0 bales. New Zetland: Market quiet but steady. Six)t- (-(notations (nominal) : Good fair aiade "£26 10s per ton: fair. £24 10s. January-March shipment : Fair current Manila, newlv graded, £26 to £26 10s; good fair. £24 10s; high points, £23 10s: fair. £22 15s. The sisal quotations ar« misleading, but I have heard of an offer of fair average quality, f.o.b. New York, an low a.s £l9 10s per ton. At present it is impossible to txnue freight to Europe. ■\Vool. Market for merinos rather steadier, and unchanged for cross-breds.
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COMMERCIAL, Evening Star, Issue 15691, 4 January 1915