About one-third of the export trade of Great Britain and Ireland is done with India and the British Colonies and Dependencies, and Zwo-llzirds with foreign countries, of which the United States is by far our best customer. India and the United States each take over 3o million pounds’ worth of British goods every year, and Australasia and Canada together buy an equal amount. Germany takes 19 millions’ worth, and France about 15 millions’ worth of British goods annually.

Cotton Manufactures: 66 million pounds’ worth of cotion goods and yarn were exported frorruthe United Kingdom in 1893.

The cotton goods manufactured in Lancashire and Lanarkshire in such vast quantities are sent all over the world ; fully four-fifths of the piece-goods, and about one-third of the yarn exported from the United Kingdom, pass through

LIVERPOOL, which is thus not only the chief port of entry for the raw material, but also the principal outlet for the finished product.

India takes about 15% million pounds’ worth of British cotton manufactures every year; China (including Hong Kong and Macao), 4; Turkey (in Europe and Asia), 4% ; Germany, 2% ; Holland, 2% ; Brazil, 3% ; the United States, 2%; and Belgium, 1.

Woollen Manufactures : The annual export of wool/cngoods and yarn amounts to about 21 millions sterling-—about two-thirds of the value of the cotton manufactures sent abroad every year.

The value of the woollen goods exported in 1893, principally through Liver- pool, London, and Hull, was 16% millions sterling, and of the woollen and worsted yarn, 4% millions sterling. The countries to which they are chiefly sent are the United States, France, Germany, Holland, and Belgium.

Linen and jute Manufactures and yarn, to the value of 8 millions sterling, are sent abroad every year, principally to the United States.

In 1892, the United States imported over 2% million pounds’ worth of British linen goods-—the rest being purchased chiefly by France, Germany, Australia, Canada, Japan, and Belgium. More than half of the linen goods exported passes through Liverpool.

Apparel and Haberdashery are exported, chiefly through London, to the value of 5% millions sterling a year.

The British Colonies and Dependencies, especially Australia and South Africa, are the best customers for all kinds of clothing and haberdashery;

among foreign countries, the United States and France buy more British-made clothing than any other.

Metals: The exports of metals and metal goods rank next in value to those of cotton goods and yarn, more than 6o million pounds’ worth of iron and sfec/ goods, lzardwares and cutlery, copper and nzac/zzhery, being sold every year in the chief foreign and colonial markets.

The iron and steel exports, which amounted to 20% millions sterling in 1893, included no less than 5 million pounds’ worth of tin plales.