The imports and exports of Barcelona and Tarragona from and to the United The number, nationality, and tonnage of vessels entered at the port of Barcelona from July 1 to September 30, 1862, not including coasting vessels of the province under twenty tons burden, are herewith given, as per list taken daily from the Diana de Barcelona: 30 20 150 80 219 2,000 200 958 205 More than one-half of the foreign vessels arriving at this port are from England, with coal, and having discharged clear from here in ballast. OCTOBER 31, 1862 I have the honor to enclose to you herewith some statistics on the manufacturing interests of Catalonia. They have mostly been collected from new and important works lately published in this city, and may meet with more interest than the same information from other countries, owing to the fact that these works are the first attempts in Spain to bring before the public anything resembling statistics upon the different industries of the country. INDUSTRIES OF CATALONIA, PROVINCE OF BARCELONA. The number of manufactories in this province is 3,606, employing 59,565 operators, and a capital of $32,633,509. The motive power is water and 396 steam-engines, with a total force of 8,790 horse-power. The raw materials ccnsumed consist of cotton, wools, iron, bronze, tin, and zinc; of cereals, hides, rags, straw, cork-wood, oil, wine, &c. The following is a statement of the number of operatives, the amount of capital, and the annual productions of each branch: Cotton manufactories employ 35,770 workmen, and a capital of $24,816,868, including the value of buildings and machinery. The annual productions are 156,425,000 varas of cotton cloth, of which amount 79,800,000 varas are prints, and the remainder white cloth and lustrings; also 14,256,117 Catalan pounds of cotton yarns. Woollen manufactories employ 9,127 workmen, and a capital of $2,055,535. The annual productions are 4,627,500 varas of woollen and mixed cloths. Founderies employ 1,223 workmen, and a capital of $2,043,800. The annual productions are 250,000 quintals of wrought and cast iron articles, and 10,500 quintals of Paris nails. Flour mills employ 1,376 workmen, and a capital of $987,200. The annual productions are 2,285,000 quintals of flour. Tanneries employ 884 workmen, and a capital of $856,382. The annual productions are 50,050 hides, 19,500 of which are cow-hides, 4,800 horse-hides, and the remainder sheepskins. Paper mills employ 1,215 workmen, and a capital of $800,000. The annual productions are 2,900,000 Catalan pounds of first and second quality white paper, and 480,000 of common white or tinted, for printing or packing. Mixed cloth manufactories employ 5,581 workmen, and a capital of $396,578. The annual productions are 4,505,000 varas of goods. Silk manufactories employ 2,315 workmen, and a capital of $388,000. The annual productions are 1,250,000 varas of silk goods. Linen manufactories employ 2,315 workmen, and a capital of $388,000. The annual productions are 4,567,000 varas of linen cloth and 3,800,000 varas of cords, ribbons, &c. Soap manufactories employ 173 workmen, and a capital of $64,265. The annual productions are 50,650 quintals of hard soap and 8,100 of soft soap. Distilleries employ 52 workmen, and a capital of $84,000. The annual productions are 97,200 quintals, liquid measure. Cork manufactories employ 139 workmen, and a capital of $3,650. The annual productions are 36,400,000 corks. PROVINCE OF TARRAGONA. The number of manufactories in this province is 2,128, employing 7,664 operatives, and a capital of $3,737,449. The motive powers are water, and caloric and steam-engines, with a total force of 690 horse-power. The raw materials consumed are the same as in the province of Barcelona. Cotton manufactories employ 2,256 workmen, and a capital of $1,605,778. The annual productions are 166,700 pieces cotton cloth. Flour mills employ 661 workmen, and a capital of $552,000. The annual productions are 912,600 quintals of flour. Oil mills employ 1,007 workmen, and a capital of $464,700. The annual productions are 1,769,400 arrobas of olive oil. Distilleries employ 529 workmen, and a capital of $327,700. The annual productions are 596,000 arrobas refined liquors. Paper mills employ 365 workmen, and a capital of $331,500. The annual productions are 1,190,000 pounds common paper and 3,200,000 pounds crown paper. Linen manufactories employ 1,042 workmen, and a capital of $142,476. The annual productions are 83,700 pieces of linen cloth and 38,700 varas cords and ribbons. Tanneries employ 416 workmen, and a capital of $81,500. The annual productions are 10,400 hides. Silk manufactories employ 611 workmen, and a capital of $68,420. The annual productions are 12,300 pieces of silks and 50 of velvet. Woollen manufactories employ 238 workmen, and a capital of $63,420. The annual productions are 5,400 pieces goods. Founderies employ 66 workmen, and a capital of $45,000. The annual productions are Soap manufactories employ 138 workmen, and a capital of $29,890. The annual productions are 49,200 quintals of hard soap and 3,500 of soft. Mixed cloth manufactories employ 355 workmen, and a capital of $25,460. The annual productions are 8,950 pieces of mixed cloth. PROVINCE OF GERONA. The number of manufactories in this province is 1,095, employing 7,697 operatives, and a capital of $2,495,096. The motive power is by hand, by water, and by caloric and steam engines, with a total force of 480 horse-power. The raw materials are the same as in the province of Barcelona, but in different proportion. Paper mills employ 367 workmen, and a capital of $807.000. The annual productions are 2,900,000 pounds of common, 450,000 of flowered, and 900,000 of brown paper. Flour mills employ 870 workmen, and a capital of $573,000. The annual productions are 105,500 pieces cotton cloth. Founderies employ 154 workmen, and a capital of $196.650. The annual productions are 56,000 quintals of wrought and cast iron articles. Woollen manufactories employ 362 workmen, and a capital of $187,716. The annual productions are 1,200,000 pounds of woollen yarns and twist. Cork works employ 4,380 workmen, and a capital of $73,725. The annual productions are 1,126,400,000 corks of different sizes. Oil mills employ 113 workmen, and a capital of $31,400. ductions are 126,000 arrobas of olive oil. Tanneries employ 61 workmen, and a capital of $33,975. ductions are 4,500 hides. The annual pro The annual pro Soap manufactories employ 34 workmen, and a capital $17,550. The annual productions are 47,500 quintals of hard soap and 2,900 of soft. Linen manufactories employ 111 workmen, and a capital of $9,645. The annual productions are 9,400 pieces of linen goods. PROVINCE OF LERIDA. The number of manufactories in this province is 433, employing 858 workmen, and a capital of $678,825. The motive powers are wind, water, and caloric and steam engines. Flour mills employ 294 workmen, and a capital of $337,500. The annual productions are 577,000 quintals of flour. Oil mills employ 171 workmen, and a capital of $144,000. The annual productions are 400,500 arrobas of olive oil. H. Ex. Doc. 63- -14 Cotton manufactories employ 38 workmen, and a capital of $43,500. The annual productions are 4,200 pieces of cotton cloth. Distilleries employ 126 workmen, and a capital of $50,400. The annual productions are 113,400 arrobas of liquors. Soap manufactories employ 74 workmen, and a capital of $40,200. The annual productions are 15,000 quintals hard soap and 650 of soft. Founderies employ 54 workmen, and a capital of $32,400. The annual ductions are 250,000 quintals iron bars. Tanneries employ 87 workmen, and a capital of $21,825. ductions are 3,450 hides. pro The annual pro The annual pro Paper mills employ 14 workmen, and a capital of $9,000. ductions are 30,000 pounds common white paper, and 100,000 of brown paper. MALAGA.-A. M. HANCOCK, Consul. JANUARY, 1862. I have the honor to transmit herewith the returns from this consulate, in pursuance to forms 44 and 45, for the quarter ending 31st December, 1861. The commerce of Malaga has been very limited, owing to the unsettled state of affairs in the United States. There has been, however, despatched to that quarter, during the present vintage, 14 American and 7 foreign vessels, chiefly to New York and Boston, with over 300,000 boxes of raisins, being one-half of the shipments made in previous years. The present quotations are as follows, quite nominal: layers, $1 65 a $1 75; bunch, $1_25 a $1 45; casks wine, $10 a $12; bbls. wine, $6 a $8. Exchanges: on Paris, at 90 days, 57.27; on London, at 90 days, 492; on Hamburg, at 90 days, 441. Statement showing the description, quantities, and value of exports from Malaga to the United States by American vessels, together with the totals by American and foreign vessels during the quarter ended December 31, 1861. Statement showing the description, quantities, and value of exports from Malaga to the United States in American vessels, together with the total in American and foreign vessels, during the quarter ended March 31, 1862. IN AMERICAN AND FOREIGN VESSELS. Raisins, 6,500 boxes; lead, 647 tons; value, $61,571 50. Statement showing the description, quantities, and total value of the exports from Malaga to the United States in American vessels, together with the total in American and foreign vessels, during the quarter ending September 30, 1862. Description of exports in Ameri- Quantity. Description of exports in Ameri- Quantity. can vessels. can and foreign vessels. |