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THE COTTON TRADE OF GREAT BRITAIN. 653 been 35,000 pigs, against 112,000 the year previous. We know of no interest that has fallen off so largely, within a few years, as that of lead. Formerly, it was one of the great leading interests here; if we recollect right, 700,000 pigs arriving at St. Louis in 1845-in 185 nly 528,000, and in 1854 it has fallen to 323,000 pigs! making a falling off since 1854 of more than one half! THlE COTTON TRADE OF GREAT BRITAIN. THE IMPORT AND MANUFACTURE.-We have before us full details of the cotton trade of Great Britain for the year 1854. The tables are quite voluminous, but the following facts and figures will repay an attentive examination. The grand cotton port of England is Liverpool. The total decline during the year was 7d. per pound. The imports into Great Britain for 1854 were as follows: American, bales................................................, 1 655,800 Brazil........................................................... 100,900 Egyptian........................................................ 81,000 East Indies. 308, 300 West Indies, &c................................. 308, 300 Total bales............................................2,172,500 The stocks for 1853 and 1854 were as follows: Total consumed for 1853.......................................... 817,500 Total consumed for 1854........... 706,300 The stock in the ports on the 1st of January, 1854, amounted to 717,500 bales. The stock in dealers' and spinners' hands amounted to 100,000 bales. The import of 1854 amounted to 2,172,500. Total 2,900,000 bales. The exports to the continent and Ireland amounted, in all, to 316,600 bales. The amount taken for the consumption of England and Scotland to 1,947, 100 bales. The decrease of stocks in the hands of dealers and spinners was 20,000 bales. Remaining on hand in the ports on the 1st January, 1855, 626,300. Remaining in dealers' and spinners' hands, 80,000. Total, 2,990,000 bales. The probable consumption of America is thus stated: 1850-'51.....................404,000 1852-'53..................... 671,000 1851-'52............ 603 000 1853-'54............... 610,600 The table of imports into Great Britain shows a total decrease of 91,700 bales. The average weekly consumption is estimated at 37,829 bales, divided as follows American.....................29,610 East India...................... 00 Brazil................. 1,925 West Indies.................... 191 Egyptian, &c................ 2,100 The stock in the kingdom, as compared with last year, exhibits a total decrease of 11,200 bales, thus: American.............. 13,100 I Egyptian........ 30,000 Brazil..... 1,400 East India... 66, 600 The total import in pounds weight was 886,626,000. The growth of America, not taking into account the quantity remaining on hand in the interior, is thus stated: 1850-'51...................2,355, 257 1852-'53.........3,.262,882 1851-'52....... 3,015,029 1853-'54. 2,930,027 The prices quoted on the 6th of January, 1854, were as follows: Upland, fair.............. 61a 6d. I Maranham..................6 a 8d. N. O., fair...... 6a 634d. Egyptian.................. 5 al2d. Sea Island...............12 a36 d. I Surat............... 2a 5d Pernambuca............. 64a 81d. I West India.................. 5 a 8d. And on the first of December, for the same year, as follows: Upland, fair.............. 5 aa 7,d Upland, fair...5%8/8 53/8d. Maranham. 51/2a 71/2d. N. 0., fair. 57a 6 d. | Egyptian....5 alO1!d. Sea Island....10:la34 d. Surat.2 a 434d, Pernambuca.. ~6 a 7Wd. West India.4Xn 7'd