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in their output. Sagua and Caibarien also ship largely, while Guantanamo, Manzanillo, and Santiago follow in succession. It may be said, in conclusion of this topic, that the cane-sugar yield of the world for 1894-95 was estimated at 3,125,000 tons; beet-sugar, 4,975,000 tons; total, 8,100,000 tons.
Tobacco, the second large product of Cuba, yields in an average year, as already stated, 560,000 bales, of about no pounds each, of which half is of Vuelta Abajo growth. Of this product about 340,000 bales are exported as leaf, and 220,000 bales are used by the Havana manufactories, the bulk of whose output is exported as cigars.
Next in importance among Cuban exports to the United States come molasses and fruits, and at a lower level are cedar, lumber, and iron ore. Among the minor articles we may name mahogany, logwood, hides, wax, honey, cocoa-nuts, sponges, and cocoa-nut oil, while there is a considerable variety of products of which small quantities are received.
PRINCIPAL IMPORTS FROM CUBA INTO THE UNITED
Free of Duty : 1893. 1897.
Fruits and nuts...... . #2,347,800 $154,422
Sugar .......... . 60,637,631 ....
Molasses ....... 1,081,034 5.448
Lumber......... 1,071,123 63,670
Tobacco, unmanufactured . 8,940,058 2,306,067
Tobacco, manufactured . . . 2,727,039 1,971,214
Sugar .......... 11,982,473
Iron ore......... 641,943 475.281
Total....... - #77,446,628 #10,958,575Total....... - #77,446,628 #10,958,575