country, the trade has annually augmented; the value of English exports from Pinang to Acheen being, in
1820-21 .. .. Sp. Drs. 200,381
1821-22 ...... 454,875
1822-23 ...... 317,444
1823-24 ...... 445,053
The imports were in the same ratio. The statement in the Appendix exhibits the particulars of the exports and imports to and from Acheen during the time comprehended in the foregoing abstract. Independent of that portion of the Acheen trade now possessed by Malacca and Singapore, Pinang still commands a large share, which has of late years been greatly increasing. In the year 1823-24, the imports amounted in value to about 420,000 rupees, besides specie to a considerable amount not ascertained, which was more than during several preceding years. The following statement, for the years 1835-36 to 1837-38, exhibits a very large and satisfactory augmentation in this branch; the gross value of imports, including specie, amounting, in 1837-38, to the large sum of 18,29,253 rupees. The exports, of course, being in the same proportion.