REVIEW OF THE BRITISH CORN TRADE.|1870-02-19|The Aberystwyth Times Cardiganshire Chronicle and Merionethshire News - Welsh Newspapers Online
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REVIEW OF THE BRITISH CORN TRADE. ,(From W Mark Lane Express.) Act usual at this period of the year, our last issue was accompanied with the best statement procurable of the yield of the eorn crops, which certainly confirms the worst impressions that were entertained of them. It appears that not one of these caine up to an average. Even oats, which were at one period held to be good, were below it. Barley proved much under the estimate, and as regards pulse, only winter beans were favourably reported, these being a small proportion of the whole. We have carefully gone into the particulars of wheat, and the matter stands thus: Of above 500 returns received, 148 only returned an 'average, 53 above an average, and 307 under an average âsome considerably. Taking these returns as fairly representing the whole acreage grown, and deducting the 53 over an average from the 307 below an average, we have 244 left, or nearly one-half, in this position, which. repre- senting 1,771,578 acres, at 1 qr. each, shows as many acres short of an average crop. This brings the yield to the low estimate of 11,000,000 qrs. The best yielding counties were Essex, Xent, Bucks, Cornwall, Lancashire, and Northumberland; about the worst, Northampton, Notts, Oxford, and Worcester while Rutland, Salop, Warwick, and Wilts were without a single return amounting to an average. We can only account for such counties as Lancashire and Northumberland standing so high this season from the fact of their being late, when we had the finest weather and our inference, as a whole, is, that un- less we have a fair portion of sun towards the end of May, to continue for two months or so, we may certainly reckon on a deficient harvest, not to be made up by any subse- quent fine weather. Farmers themselves have been deceived; there was much less than met the eye, both in the sheaf and in the stack, and the present prices on such a produce are anything but encouraging; but the chapter of accidents is not under command, and we may yet see some revival before the next operations of the sickle. Frost has again visited us smartly, and this must retard foreign suppHes, though nothing could have exceeded the dulness that introduced the week in London and we have to note 14 consequence a further general decline of Is. to 2s. per qr.; with, however, some symptoms of recovery on Friday. Danzic, which had lost ground, has recovered, and the intensity of the frost was said to have closed the Sound. Paris was also dearer for flour. The sales of English wheat noted last week were 62,115 qrs. at 42s. 2d., against 68,857 qrs. at 51s. in 1869. The imports into the Kingdom for the week ending 5th Feb. were 770,878 cwts. wheat, and 141,380 cwts. flour.

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