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EXPLANATIONS OF GENERAL TABLES.
General imports.—Tables Nos. 3, 4, and 5 embrace imported articles entered at the custom-houses for immediate consumptic imported articles entered for warehouse. The statements of imports entered for consumption, Table No. 15, embrace imported a entered for immediate consumption and imported articles withdrawn from warehouse for consumption. The statement of g imports and the statement of imports entered for consumption for any period will always differ to the extent that the value of entra warehouse for the period differs from the value of withdrawals from warehouse for consumption. The term "entry for consumption technical name of the import entry made at the custom-house, and does not imply that the goods have been actually consumed simply that they have been delivered into the custody of the importer and that the duties have been paid on the dutiable portion.
Import values.—The values or prices of articles imported since August 1, 1890, are governed by the provisions of section 19 act of June 10, 1890, which prescribes that the values of imported merchandise subject to ad valorem rates of duty shall be “the a market value or wholesale price of such merchandise as bought and sold in usual wholesale quantities at the time of exportation to United States in the principal markets of the country from whence imported, and in the condition in which such merchandise is bought for exportation to the United States or consigned to the United States for sale, including the value of all cartons, cases, cr boxes, sacks, and coverings of any kind, and all other costs, charges, and expenses incident to placing the merchandise in cond ready for shipment to the United States."
Domestic export values.—Tables Nos. 6, 7, and 8 exhibit the exports of domestic products or manufactures, also exports of modities of foreign origin which have been changed from the form in which they were imported, or enhanced in value by further m facture in the United States, such as sugar refined in this country from imported råw sugar, flour ground from imported wheat, articles and utensils made from imported metals, etc. The value of exports of domestic merchandise is their value at the tim exportation in the ports of the United States whence they are exported.
Foreign export values.—Tables Nos. 9, 10, and 11, called “foreign exports,” or “reexports,” exhibit exports of foreign merci dise which had been imported. The value of such commodities exported “from warehouse” is their import value. The value of s commodities exported “not from warehouse,” comprising free goods mainly, is the value at the ports of the United States whence t are exported.
Values of foreign merchandise in transit or transshipped.—Table No. 12 exhibits foreign merchandise brought to the Un States for immediate transit across the territory of the United States to a foreign country, or for transshipment in the ports of United States to a foreign country. The value of the commodities returned in this table is similar to that of imports.
Values of warehoused merchandise.-Table No. 13 exhibits imported merchandise in warehouse. This merchandise has alrea appeared in the statement of general imports, Tables Nos. 3, 4, and 5, for the year in which it was imported. The official values of articles therein represented are the same as the import values.
Tonnage tables.--In the tables of the foreign tonnage movement the tonnage is stated in net tons of 100 cubic feet internal carry capacity,