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Sugar

Volume 154: debated on Wednesday 31 May 1922

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asked the President of the Board of Trade the amount of sugar imported in the years 1902, 1914, and 1921, respectively, and the quantity refined in this country in each of these three years?

The total quantities of sugar imported into the United Kingdom in the years specified were as follow:

Cwts.
190231,586,909
191439,860,809
192125,660,011
The quantities of unrefined sugar delivered for refining in bonded factories were:

Cwts.
191416,608,947
192118,227,191

As the system of bonded refineries had not been established in 1902, corresponding figures for that year are not available. I may, however, state that., in 1904—the first complete calendar year during which the system was in operation—the quantity so delivered was approximately 12,500,000 cwts, the total imports of sugar in that year having been 32,289,000 cwts.