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5.--Statement showing the receipts and consumption of cotton at Barcelona during the last seven years, 1870 to 1876, inclusive.*

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Increase in 1876.

* See note to preceding table. 6.-Statement showing the movements of cotton at Barcelona during the first six months of 1877.*

Description.

United States.

Brazil.

in

West Indies

East Indies.

Levant and

dirtet.

Total.

Receipts during first six months of 1877 Receipts during tirst six months of 1876

Bales. 63, 317 68, 294

Quintals. 136, 376 14:3, 674

Bales. 12, 391 16, 026

Quintals.

9, 525 10, 444

Baler,

2, 747 8, 675

Quintals.

2, 121 4, 847

Balex.

5, 645

Quintals.

10, 027

Bales. 41, 195 44, 108

Quintals.

84, 109 84, 188

Bales. 125, 795 137, 103

Quintals.

24%, 038 243, 153

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Consumed

223, 589

36, 146

196, 897

314, 1:2

195, 745

300, 779

172, 593 ! 256, 059

170, 366

251, 212

261, 617

209, 248

23, 692

54, 024

24, 844

66, 767

47, 996

109, 845

50, 023

93, 016

106, 529

158, 898

Increase
Decrease

4, 977

7, 298

3, 635

Increase
Decrease

3, 220

5, 742

2, 374

1, 089

Stock on hand July 1, 1877
Cotton afloat for Barcelona.

68, 295
15, 486

84,583 3, 551

Total

83, 781

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7.-Stalemant showing the value of declarei erports from Barcelona to the United States for

the year ending Suptember 30, 1377.

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Statement showing the ralue of declared exports from the consular district of Cadiz to the

United States during the four quarters of the year ending September 30, 1877.

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Statement showing the value of declared exports from the consular agency at Grao of l'alencia

to the United States during the four quarters of the year ending September 30, 1877.*

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44, 180 60
54, 525 27

84, 507 03
39, 665 46

Total.

Total for preceding year
Increase
Decrease

3, 438 20

,

175, 242 00 135, 517 85 30, 724 15

912 27

44, 841 57

2,701 32

9,525 93

10, 344 67

* Transmitted by the consal at Barcelona.

MALAGA.

Statement showing the value of declared exports to the United States during the four quarters

of the year ending September 30, 1877.

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$36, 758 00 $243, 292 00 $1,441,212 00

1, 068 00 8, 820 00 44, 216 00 1, 045 00

2, 635 00 21, 000 00

P2, 128 00 2, 628 00

820 00

14,928 00 2,37 00

3, 087 00 1, 498 00 63, 975 00 84, 758 00

3, 0-4 00 434 00

3, 164 00 560 00

1, 2-0 00

171 00 418 00

3, 5:38 00 100 00

1,038 00 30 00

30 00 30 00

262 00 2, 959 00

2, 959 00 1. 951 00

3, 526 00 1, 746 00

1, 716 00 70 00

70 00 1, 355 00

1, 355 00 1, 119 00

2, 343 00 77, 666 00 316, 727 00 1,697, 130 00

232 00

1, 575 00

1, 224 00

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JOHN F. QUARLES.

TARRAGONA.

Statement showing the ralue of declared exports from the consular agency at Tarragona to

the United States during the four quarters of the year ending September 30, 1877.*

Quarter ending

Articles.

Wines.. Almonds Licorice paste Licorice-root Miscellaneous

$10, 106 28 $17,925 33
10, 618 58 35, 637 02
4, 561 18 7, 220 28

Total.

Total for preceding year. Incr ase

Total for

the year.

December 31, 1876.

March 31,

1877.

June 30,

1877.

September
30, 1877.

$19, 722 40
37, 031 24
4, 551 62

8, 091 40
8, 678 40
4, 758 00
3, 940 33

170 00

$55, 845 41 91, 965 24 21, 092 68 3, 9-10 33

170 00

61, 305 26
14, 411 23

25, 286 04
1, 404 95

60, 783 23
20, 817 17

25, 639 13
15, 723 13

173, 013 66
52, 386 48

46, 494 03

23, 881 09

39, 936 06

9, 916 00

120, 627 18

* Transmitted by the consul at Barcelona.

SPANIS A DEPENDENCIES.

CANARY ISLANDS.

TENERIFFE, September 25, 1877. (Received October 29.)

DECLINE IN THE EXPORT OF COCHINEAL.

Since my last report, cochineal, the principal export of these islands, has continued to decline in price and demand, until the ruin of these islands is almost complete. In 1876 a inuch smaller crop of this article was raised, as may be seen in the statement of export herewith inclosed, which shows a difference of 1,515,218 pounds less than the previous year, and of value less $579,456.75. Owing to this short production, the prices rose last autumn in London nearly or quite 50 per cent. This naturally stimulated the cultivation this year to such a degree that we shall probably have as large a production as that of 1875, in anticipation of which prices have fallen steadily in London, and we have now touched a lower price than ever before, 35 cents per pound, with a possibility of a further decline. With the before-named price there will be a loss instead of a gain to the cultivators.

I subjoin a statement of comparison of the crops of the last seven years, showing a falling off between the years 1870–71 and 1876–77 of 2,209,857 pounds, and in value of $1,885,319.25, more than one-half in the latter. Therefore we calculate that importations bare declined to the same amount; and while the cultivators in 1870 made large profits, they will have an actual loss in 1876. I also subjoin a comparison of exports of cochineal to the United States for the last five years.

CULTIVATION OF TOBACCO.

The only hope the cultivators bave for the future is in the cultivation of tobacco. This goes on increasing slowly but steadily, and it does not increase faster because the curing is not yet generally understood. There is, however, one cultivator in this island who has housed 1,000 quintals this year. The Spanish Government, in order to foster its cultivation, takes all that is produced of good quality at an average price of $22.50 per 100. Last year they took 2,000 quintals and this year will take 5,000 quintals.

It is impossible to obtain any note of the imports and exports, as the gorernment does not pay any attention to this important information.

WM. H. DABNEY.

Statement showing the export of cochineal from the Canary Islands during the year ending

June 30, 1877.*

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Statement showing the exports of cochineal from the Canary Islands during the last seven

years, riz, 1870–71 to 1876–77.

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Comparison of exports of cochineal to the United States from the Canary Islands during the

last five years.

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Statement showing the declared exports from Teneriffe to the United States during the year

ending September 30, 1877.

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Almonds
Cochineal, &c
Furniture
Returned cargo
Oil (aperm)"
Wine

$260 17 2,641 34

$8,507 30

$4, 227 55

81. 722 63
16, 101 15

25 00

119 00 8, 000 00

338 00

$1, 982 80 31, 477 34

25 00 119 00 8. 000 00

338 00

Total.

2, 901 51

26, 305 7€

8, 507 30

4, 227 55

41, 942 14

* In transitu.

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