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WTKAJ)E OF THE POUT. EXPORTS FOR JUNE. The exports for June show a more considerable fall- ing off in the amount of coal sent to foreign ports than was anticipated. For some time the great complaint of the coalowners, in addition to the universal stagna- tion of trade, has been the want of suitable tonnage but it wa3 known that many vessels of very heavy register entered the port in the latter part of June, and it was hoped that these would bring up the ton- nage register of the month to an equality with other months, if it was not in excess. The departures for the month exceeded by 100 the departures of many months preceding, but the published returns show that of the 757 vessels which left the Docks during June, only 349 were engaged in the oversea trade, and many of these were of a lower register tonnage than the average. The amount of coals shipped in June gave an average register of 450 tons but the average for May was 4S6 tons, and this was a low register, the usual average being 500 tons. In this respect Cardiff takes the lead of any coal shipping port in the kingdom, the average of Newcastle being 316 tons. At Hartle- pool it is 239 tons, at Liverpool 237 tons, and at North Shields 435 tons. The coal exporting ports of England are 33 in number, 29 of which form what are termed the Northern ports, and 4 the South Wales ports. Of the 29 Northern ports the only place at all equal to Cardiff is Newcastle, and before the late change in the Admiralty order respecting the admixture of North Country with South Wales coal, Newcastle frequently occupied a secondary position. Even now the returns show a very slight excess over Cardiff'. Many of the Northern ports are comparatively insig- nificant ones, not sending more coals to foreign ports in a month than we ship in a single day. The total amount of coal shipped from the whole of the coal ports of the country amounted in June last to 1,471,776 tons, and in June, 1868, to 1,1)58,658 tons. Of the amount shipped last month, 729,461 tons were sent oversea, and 742,351 tons were consumed in the home trade. Of the 729,401 tons shipped oversea, 484, S51 tons were shipped from 24 Northern coal ports, and 244,610, or nearly one-third of the whole export trade, were shipped from the South Wales ports. In the home trade, of the 742,351 tons shipped 202,436, or nearly one-third, were also shipped from the South Wales ports. The stagnation which has been fre- quently referred to as existing in the South Wales ports extend all over England, and in all the principal ports the decrease in the oversea trade is very consider- able. Newcastle shows a decrease of more than 30,000 tons for June, Sunderland and Hartlepool a'decrease of more than 11,000 tons each, Liverpool a falling off of nearly one-half, Glasgow a reduction from 11,000 to 2,000 tons, while other Northern ports show a similar reduction. In the South Wales ports the falling off is considerable. Cardiff shows a decrease of 25,000 tons, Swansea and Newport each a falling off of about 6,000 tons, and Llanelly 3,000 tons. In the home trade, which was formerly almost entirely absorbed by the Northern ports, Newcastle, Sunderland, and Hartlepool show a falling off while Cardiff, Swansea, and Newport show a considerable increase. This increase in the South Wales home trade will account for the large number of arrivals and departures, with the small amount of coal shipped for foreign ports. SOUTH WALES EXPORTS FOR JUNE. Coal Iron Coke P. Fuel Vessels. Cardiff 159,095.20,008 245 4,622 349 Newport 24,132.16,903 505 nil. 72 Swansea. 47,730. 3,664 997 7,614 182 Llanelly. 13,643. nil. nil. nil. 87 The vessels employed in the oversea trade from Car- diff are 174 British, 81 French, 24 Italian, 14 Spanish, 18 Austrian, 9 Prussian, 6 Norwegian, 4 Danish, and the remainder from Hansetown, Mecklenburgh, Olden- burgh, Portugal, Russia, and Sweden. > The principal places to whch coal has been shipped from Cardiff are Bordeaux, 5,548 Constantinople, 5,666; Genoa, 5,045; Hong Kong, 6,140; Havre, 6,805 Madeira, 12,614; Port Said, 9,251 Rio de Janeiro, 5,397; St. Nazaire, 11,718; St. Thomas, 4,507 Malta; 3,264; Dieppe, 3,844; Barcelona, 3,581 Aden, 3,153. The shipments of iron have been princi- pally made to North America, Russia, and South America. New York has taken 7,917 tons of rails Cronstadt, 6,867 tons; Bangor, 1,128tons San Fran- .go cisco, 1,752 tons Porto Rico, 911 tons Galatz, 1,734 tons and Stettin, 1,300 tons. The amount of bar iron shipped has been very small; while the total shipments of iron nearly equal those for April, which was the heaviest month for shipments of iron that has been known for some time. The shipments of iron for the year up to the present time far exceed those of last year. CARDIFF EXPORTS FOR 1869. Coal. Iron. Coke. P. Fuel. January 177,021 9,833 250.3,439 F ebruary 183,602 23,748 1,025 5,459 March 190,178 19,399 493.1,330 April 162,085 26,795 691.1,266 May 181,931 21,1:34 886 4,383 June 159,095 26,008 245 4,622 1,053,912 126,938 3,590 20,499 The shipments of iron and coke are in excess of last year. In the others there is now a decline. FOREIGN COAL EXPORTS FOR JUNE. 1889. 1868. Cardiff 159,095 184,004 Newport 21,132 30,244 Swansea 47,730. 53,863 Llanelly 13,643 15,666 Newcastle. 180,094 221,349 Sunderland 98,703 110,19G Hartlepool. 52,059 61,984 The number of vessels of low register entering the port last month, with the low rate of home freights, stimulated the coasting trade to some extent, and the result has been an increase in the shipments from the South Wales ports, but a falling off in other ports. COAL EXPORTS COASTWISE FOR JUNE. 1809. 18138, Cardiff 87,905 84,727 Newport 70,403 68,947 Swansea 20,903 25,802 Llanelly 17,165 25,926 Newcastle 178,220 191,736 Sunderland. 128,409 144,871 Hartlepool 64,775 65,211 From Cardiff, 20 tons of coke, and 2,517 tons of patent fuel have also been sent to the home markets. The arrivals during the past week have been very limited, and the amount of business done has been small, with the exception of several heavy shiploads of iron sent to America. In the coasting trade there is very little doing, and the Canal is bare. The Docks are full, but little business is in hand, and offers for freights are numerous. The work at the collieries is still slack, and nearly all of them are only in partial operation. Freights to most places are slightly on the decline.

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