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Foreign Fruits

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Parent Issue
Day
9
Month
June
Year
1881
Copyright
Public Domain
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The statistical review of the fruit trade of the port of New York just issued by .1. ir. Boatw!ek, United States Inspector of Gustosas, gives some interesting figures. It appears that the total value of all the importations of green fruit in 1880 amounted to $4,192,831, tlie duty collected upon which was $745,437.20. As sliowing the different sorts of fruits imported it may be said that (514,738 box es and cases of oranges came fron the Mediterranean jwrts, and 75,207 barrels from the AY'est Indies. The iinportations of bananas from the West Indies were 343,047 bunches, of which 21 per cent. perished on the voyage. The total nuinber of pineapptee importad was 3.227,952, of which 17 per cent. perished; 10,031.980 cocoanuts were imported at a loss of 8 per cent. The Iïnporiation of limes comprised 1,372 barrels, on which there was a Ioá3 of 30 per cent.; 56336 grape fruit, loss 15 per cent; 65,88:! niangoes, loss 70 per cent.; 19,400 plantaina, loss 10 pat cent; 13,125 sapodella, loss 50 per cent.; 2,300 alligator pean, loss 40 per cent,; :,,Sc.Hi shaddocks, loss 15 per cent. It will be ssen from these ligures how great a risk is run in the fruit toada It now turna out that a smaller acreage of wheat has been planted in England than was anticipated at the beginning tí tlie year, the heavy storm s and doods of January delaying, if not actually preventing wheat sovvini; in niauv disticts.

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