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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 14

Customs Revenues (1884) of British Colonies and Possessions

page 160

Customs Revenues (1884) of British Colonies and Possessions.

Canada £4,143,485
India 2,906,283
Victoria 1,936,358
New South 1,726,811
New Zealand 1,409,343
Cape of Good Hope 1,049,935
Queensland 914,372
West Indies 743,946
South Australia 517,980
Tasmania 254,946
Mauritius £270,249
British Guiana 243,321
Ceylon 262,525
Newfoundland 220,572
Natal 179,751
Western Australia 116,932
Malta 119,084
Gold Coast 110,854
Fiji 41,167
Lagos 50,755
Sierra Leone £52,871
Gambia 20,714
Honduras 24,130
Bermuda 24,304
Gibraltar 11,295
St. Helena 6,572
Falkland Isles 2,679
Total £17,361,234

For every pound of which large sum another pound or two at least must have been taken from the pockets of the Colonists and thrown to waste on cost of collection, intermediate profits to more or less monopolist trades, losses to the retail purchaser, adulteration, and, in the case of the masses, frequent scarcity of employment.