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British vessels carried of the total tonnage entered at seaports of the United States, 12,367,945 tons, and of the total tonnage cleared, 12,328,367 tons; German vessels carried, of the total tonnage entered, 2,796,690 tons, and of the total tonnage cleared, 2,800,594 tons.

The value of exports of domestic merchandise from the United States for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1902, was greater than that of the exports of any other country. The value of the total exports from all countries, having available commercial statistics, was, in round numbers, $10,000,000,000, and one-half of this grand total was contributed by five countries, viz: The United States,the United Kingdom. Germany, France and the Netherlands. The total domestic exports of these countries, in the last available year, were, in value, as follows:

Exports of domestic products from United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Netherlands, and from all other

principal countries in the latest available year:

Exports of

Countries. Domestic Products.

United States (1902, ended June 30) tl.35M8I.MI

United Kingdom (13 months ended June :iO, 1902) 1.347.132,817

Germany (1901. ended December 31) 1.054,085.000

France (1901, ended December 31) 774,497,600

Netherlands (1901, ended December 31) 695.7B2.588

Total t5,ai7,559,6tt()

All other principal countries £4,381,075,356

Grand total g9. WW, 035. (122

CHICAGO.

The receipts of grain and of flour in its wheat equivalent at Chicago during the year 1902, aggregated 218,815,806 bushels, as against 291,252,936 bushels received during 1901; 349,637,295 bushels during 1900; 320,670,441 bushels during 1899; 320,436,357 bushels during 1898; 296,767,116 bushels during 1897; 253,802,134 bushels during 1896; 189,432,819 bushels during 1895; 187,553,469 bushels during 1894; 246,942,966 bushels during 1S93, and 255,832,556 bushels during 1892.

The shipments of grain and of flour in its wheat equivalent from Chicago during the year 1902 aggregated 166,424,220 bushels, as against 226,561,47S bushels shipped during the year 1901; 265,552,246 bushels during the year 1900; 246,369,099 bushels during 1899; 287,403,904 bushels during 1S98; 252,624,402 bushels during 1897; 219,624,402 bushels during 1896; 171,464,137 bushels during 1895; 148,638,822 bushels during 1894; 198,791,216 bushels during 1893, and 216,182,008 bushels during the year 1892.

The receipts of wheat during the year aggregated 37,940,953 bushels, as against 51,197,870 bushels received during the year 1901; 48,048,298 bushels during 1900; 30,971,547 bushels during 1899; 35,741,556 bushels during 1898; 28,087,147 bushels during 1897; 19,933,402 bushels during 1896; 20,637,642 bushels during 1895; 25,665,902 bushels during 1894; 35,355,101 bushels during 1893, and 50,234,556 bushels during 1892.

The shipments of wheat from Chicago during the year 1902 aggregated 30,218,807 bushels, as against 45,521,951 bushels shipped during the year 1901; 36,649,956 bushels during 1900; 10,784,956 bushels during 1899;' 38,094,894 bushels during 1898; 26,669,466 bushels during 1897; 25,888,647 bushels during 1896; 22,775,7S0 bushels during 1895; 18,213,443 bushels during 1894; 24,715,738 bushels during 1893; and 43,833,795 bushels during 1892.

Of the quantity shipped during the year 1902, 22,028,580 bushels were shipped via the Great Lakes, chiefly to Buffalo, 21,550,968 bushels arriving at that port from Chicago.

The receipts of corn during the year aggregated 50,622,907 bushels, as against 84,136,637 bushels received in 1901; 134,663,456 bushels during the year 1900; 133,776,350 bushels during 1899; 127,426,374 bushels during 1898; 116,747,389 bushels during 1897; 92,722,348 bushels during 1896; 59,527,718 bushels during 1895; 64,951,815 bushels during 1894; 91,255,154 bushels during 1S93, and 78,510,385 bushels during 1892.

The comparatively small receipts of last year and of the previous year are accounted for by the partial failure of the corn crop of 1901, that crop being 1,522,519,891 bushels, which is the smallest crop of grain raised in this country since 1894.

The largest number of bushels of corn brought to this market during 1902 by any railroad, was brought by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railway, and aggregated 13,026,508 bushels; the next largest quantity was brought by the Illinois Central Railroad and was 9,375,093 bushels; next in order came the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway, bringing 5,375,799 bushels; then came the Chicago & Alton Railroad with 3,366,025 bushels, the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway with 3,145,350 bushels; then the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway with 3,003,450 bushels.

A detailed and classified statement of receipts may be seen on page 2 of this volume.

Shipments of com during the year aggregated 45,557,999 bushels, as against 64,101,873 bushels shipped during the year 1901; 111,099,650 bushels during the year 1900; 116,552,096 bushels during 1899; 130,397,681 bushels during 1898; 97,456,807 bushels during 1897; 87,713,321 bushels during 1896; 59,964,265 bushels during 1895; 54,528,482 bushels during 1894; 78,919,781 bushels during 1893, and 66,104,220 bushels during 1892.

Of the quantity shipped from Chicago during the year, 30,610,064 bushels were taken via the Great Lakes, mostly to the port of Buffalo and from thence by Erie Canal for general distribution throughout the eastern states.

The receipts of oats during the year aggregated 78,879,800 bushels, as against 90,632,152 bushels received during the year 1901; 105,226,761 bushels during the year 1900; 110,775,732 bushels during 1899; 110,293,647 bushels during 1898; 118,086,662 bushels during 1897; 109,725,689 bushels during 1896; 79,S90,792 bushels during 1895; 63,144,885 bushels during 1894, and 84,289,886 bushols during 1893.

During the year 53,399 cars of oats were inspected; and of the receipts by lake and canal, 30,520 bushels were inspected. The larger part of the receipts inspected the grade of No. 3 White.

Of the total volume of receipts during the year 1902, the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway brought in a larger quantity than was delivered from any other railway, viz: 12,945,600 bushels; next came the Chicago & North-Western Railway with 12,352,745 bushels; next, the Illinois Central Railway, with 11,814,955 bushels; following, was the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad with 10,872,200 bushels. A detailed statement of the quantity brought in by the various railway lines and also showing the receipts and shipments by months may be found on page 10 of this volume.

The shipments of oats during the year aggregated 58,030,291 bushels, as against 76,340,619 bushels shipped during the year 1901; 77,554,695 bushels during 1900; 85,982,204 bushels during 1899; 85,057,636 bushels during 1898; 104,666,956 bushels during 1897; 82,119,852 bushels during 1896; 66,S39,956 bushels during 1895; 50,376,089 bushels during 1894, and 67,129,119 bushels during 1893.

Of the total quantity shipped from Chicago during the year, the great eastern trunk lines carried 44,030,291 bushels. The quantity shipped via the Great Lakes was 10,200,846 bushels.

Our receipts of barley for the year aggregated 14,923,173 bushels, as against 15,996,670 bushels received during the previous year; our shipments during the year aggregated 3,505,423 bushels, as against 3,583,753 bushels during the previous year.

At the beginning of the year there were in store in warehouses of Class A located in Chicago, 13,635,346 bushels, comprising wheat, corn, oats, rye and barley; at the close of the year there were in store 10,770,587 bushels, as against 18,180,900 bushels at the beginning of 1901 and 13,926,834 bushels on December 28th of that year. A statement showing the stocks of grain in such warehouses each week of the year may be found on page 23 of this volume.

The week of the largest receipts of wheat and of flour in its wheat equivalent in this market during the last year, was that which ended August 9th, and aggregated 1,932,115 bushels; and the week of the largest shipments during the year was that which ended on the 30th of August, and aggregated 1,743,145 bushels. The week of the largest receipts of corn in this market during the year, was that which ended on the 19th of July and aggregated 2,738,880 bushels; the week of the smallest receipts of corn for the year ended on the 12th day of April and aggregated 361,133 bushels. The week of the largest receipts of oats during the year was that which closed on the 13th day of September and aggregated 2,802,560 bushels; and that of the smallest receipts was that which closed on the 8th of February, aggregating 531,739 bushels. The week of the largest receipts of the principal grains, and of flour in its wheat equivalent, was that which closed on the 20th of September and aggregated 6,729,997 bushels. During the last week of the year the receipts of wheat, corn, oats, rye and barley and of flour in its wheat equivalent, aggregated 5,397,545 bushels.

The week of the largest shipments of corn was that which closed on the 26th of July, when 2,05S,118 bushels were shipped; the week of the smallest shipments of corn was that which closed on the 22d of February, and aggregated 158,700 bushels.

The week of the largest shipments of oats during the year was that which closed on the 17th of May, when 1,718,730 bushels were shipped; that of the smallest shipments was the week which closed on the 22d of February, when 401,782 bushels were shipped.

The week of the largest shipments of the chief cereals, and of flour in its wheat equivalent, during the year, was that which closed on the 23d of August and aggregated 5,230,182 bushels; that of the smallest shipments was the week which closed on the 22d of February and aggregated 1,633,425 bushels.

The number of cars of grain inspected in Chicago under the administration of the State Grain Inspection Department amounted to 152,774 cars, as against 197,893 cars inspected during the year 1901; 278,089 cars during 1900; 291,989 cars during 1899, and 322,914 cars during 189S. Here again is observed the effect of the short corn crop of 1901. The quantity of grain inspected during the year under the statutes of the State, received in this city by lake and rail, aggregated 1,409,052 bushels. It is here proper to observe that a great deal of grain arriving in Chicago passes to eastern points without detention in Chicago and is not inspected in this city.

The receipts of flaxseed during the year aggregated 4,737,667 bushels, as against 4,584,735 bushels received during the year 1901; 4,896,513 bushels during the year 1900; 6,616,626 bushels during 1899; 5,481,173 bushels during 1898; 4,976,209 bushels during 1897; 10,299,525 bushels during 1896, and 8,525,237 bushels during the year 1895.

Diminution in the volume of our flaxseed trade in this market calls for special attention in view of ascertaining the cause of the falling off in the volume of business in this article.

Doubtless it is owing in large degree to the fart that the cultivation of flaxseed is steadily increasing in the more northerly western states and diminishing in the middle western states and that the more northern primary markets are those to which the larger part of the flaxseed cultivation is tributary; still it is thought that our receipts might be increased if the standards and system of inspection were more in conformity to the prevailing conditions and quality of the production.

The shipments of flaxseed during the year aggregated, 1.254,780 bushels, as against 1,221,097 bushels shipped during the year 1901; 3,266,481 bushels during the year 1900; 3,093,843 bushels during the year 1899; 3,360,739 bushels during the year 1898;

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