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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 70

Value Domestic Produce Exported

Value Domestic Produce Exported.

1879. 1890. Increase.
New South Wales 9,966,280 16,956,902 6,990,082
Victoria 7,280,197 7,913,333 633,136
Queensland 3,039,901 8,412,244 5,372,343
South Australia 3,810,567 4,487,175 676,608
Western Australia 447,984 659,661 211,677
Tasmania 1,289,395 1,430,806 141,411
New Zealand 5,563,455 9,428,761 3,865,306
Australasia £31,398,319 £49,288,882 £17,890,5633

The only years for which the figures for this last table have been prepared by Mr. Coghlan are 1879, 1889 and 1890. The earliest and the latest dates have, therefore, been taken. These reports do not agree with the figures given in the Customs returns, except in the aggregate. As regards certain colonies, corrections had to be made on account of produce, often being exported from the ports of a colony adjoining the one of actual production. As far as possible, says Mr. Coghlan, the returns are corrected so as to give each colony the credit due for its own exports. It will be noticed, in the first place, that New South Wales has the same enormous lead in actual exports as in production, and, in the second place, that the aggregate increase of production shown in one table is approximately the aggregate increase of exports shown in the other table. It must be remembered that about one-fourth of these exports were simply exports from colonies to colonies, and of course goods remaining within the limits of Australasia cannot be considered strictly as Australasian exports.