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Swansea Docks – Trade Figures

 

Imports & Exports through Swansea Docks – 1888

 

Tons

Coal & Patent Fuel

1,630,824

Metals & other ores

208,643

Iron, Steel, etc.

437,580

Timber, etc.

91,263

Materials, chemical trade

81,432

Agricultural produce (food)

48,694

Agricultural produce for manufacture

6,922

General Merchandise

102,000

Total Imports & Exports 1888

2,607,358

 

Imports through Swansea Docks – 1900

 

Tons

Iron ore

154,800

Copper & Silver Ores, etc.

192,451

Pig Iron & Castings

126,748

Sulphur Ore, Pyrites, etc.

35,749

Wheat, Barley, etc.

135,281

General Merchandise

100,000

Total Imports 1900

745,029

Exports through Swansea Docks in 1900 included over
2,900,000 tons of Coal, Coke & Patent Fuel

 

Imports through Swansea Docks – 1910

 

Tons

Iron ore

61,936

Copper & Silver Ores, etc.

193,901

Pig Iron & Castings

209,531

Sulphur Ore, Pyrites, etc.

46,605

Timber & Pitwood

171,696

Wheat, Barley, etc.

175,781

General Merchandise

134,502

Total Imports 1910

993,952

Exports through Swansea Docks in 1910 included over
4,200,000 tons of Coal, Coke & Patent Fuel


Imports & Exports through Swansea Docks – 1913

Imports

Tons

Iron Ore

77,375

Copper & other Ores

108,726

Iron & Steel

252,925

Timber & Deals

80,382

Pitwood & Mining Timber

137,496

Wheat, Barley, etc.

173,627

Oil

13,396

Sulphur Ore, Pyrites, etc.

70,878

General Merchandise

182,194

Total Imports

1,096,999

Exports

 

Coal & Coke

4,530,352

Patent Fuel

924,731

Iron & Steel

95,046

Tinplate

468,229

Grain & Flour

22,779

Oil

4,780

General Merchandise

88,334

Total Exports

6,134,251

Total Imports & Exports 1913

7,231,250

 

Imports & Exports through Swansea Docks – 1936

Imports

Tons

Copper & other Ores

64,447

Iron & Steel

134,983

Timber & Deals

34,360

Pitwood & Mining Timber

110,552

Grain & Flour

100,728

Oil

507,938

General Merchandise

123,848

Building Sand

42,979

Ballast

204

Total Imports

1,120,009

Exports

Tons

Coal & Coke

3,164,175

Patent Fuel

550

Iron & Steel

143,680

Tinplate

346,262

Cement

1,449

Grain & Flour

14,290

Oil

193,204

General Merchandise

48,681

Total Exports

3,912,791

Total Imports & Exports 1936

5,032,800

 

 Imports & Exports through Swansea Docks – 1937

Imports

Tons

Copper & other Ores

94,499

Iron & Steel

377,064

Timber & Deals

41,519

Pitwood & Mining Timber

117,683

Grain & Flour

88,761

Oil

521,697

General Merchandise

165,356

Building Sand

44,328

Ballast

95

Total Imports

1,451,002

Exports

Tons

Coal & Coke

3,969,465

Patent Fuel

87,035

Iron & Steel

151,739

Tinplate

438,641

Cement

857

Grain & Flour

7,750

Oil

175,628

General Merchandise

71,219

Total Exports

4,902,334

Total Imports & Exports 1937

6,353,336

 

Imports & Exports through Swansea Docks – 1938

Imports

Tons

Iron Ore

1,802

Copper & other Ores

77,274

Iron & Steel

112,442

Timber & Deals

25,965

Pitwood & Mining Timber

104,926

Grain & Flour

96,945

Oil

502,768

General Merchandise

132,076

Building Sand

50,180

Ballast

Nil

Total Imports

1,104,738

Exports

 

Coal & Coke

3,759,023

Patent Fuel

22,548

Iron & Steel

81,748

Tinplate

286,915

Cement

759

Grain & Flour

9,225

Oil

194,356

General Merchandise

52,066

Ballast

Nil

Total Exports

4,406,640

Total Imports & Exports 1938

5,511,018



Imports & Exports through Swansea Docks – 1939

Imports

Tons

Iron Ore

Nil

Copper & other Ores

102,523

Iron & Steel

297,052

Timber & Deals

29,500

Pitwood & Mining Timber

110,232

Grain & Flour

102,643

Oil

513,920

General Merchandise

151,202

Building Sand

41,994

Ballast

2,234

Total Imports

1,351,300

Exports

 

Coal & Coke

3,408,893

Patent Fuel

74,707

Iron & Steel

81,948

Tinplate

273,258

Cement

398

Grain & Flour

11,943

Oil

329,772

General Merchandise

53,768

Ballast

Nil

Total Exports

4,234,687

Total Imports & Exports 1939

5,585,987



Imports & Exports through Swansea Docks – 1940

Imports

Tons

Iron Ore

11,443

Copper & other Ores

118,274

Iron & Steel

439,410

Timber & Deals

40,290

Pitwood & Mining Timber

69,527

Grain & Flour

92,155

Oil

651,547

General Merchandise

138,136

Building Sand

40,875

Ballast

Nil

Total Imports

1,601,657

Exports

 

Coal & Coke

2,665,195

Patent Fuel

103,333

Iron & Steel

26,352

Tinplate

276,052

Cement

93

Grain & Flour

6,021

Oil

265,536

General Merchandise

85,001

Ballast

Nil

Total Exports

3,427,583

Total Imports & Exports 1940

5,029,240



Imports & Exports through Swansea Docks – 1941

Imports

Tons

Iron Ore

3,074

Copper & other Ores

100,148

Iron & Steel

238,220

Timber & Deals

15,330

Pitwood & Mining Timber

10,060

Grain & Flour

74,305

Oil

989,742

General Merchandise

150,056

Building Sand

52,304

Ballast

745

Total Imports

1,633,984

Exports

 

Coal & Coke

1,248,610

Patent Fuel

123,432

Iron & Steel

22,458

Tinplate

130,165

Cement

1,105

Grain & Flour

6,645

Oil

364,089

General Merchandise

167,097

Ballast

Nil

Total Exports

2,063,601

Total Imports & Exports 1941

3,697,585



Imports & Exports through Swansea Docks – 1942

Imports

Tons

Iron Ore

3,979

Copper & other Ores

55,711

Iron & Steel

113,303

Timber & Deals

9,377

Pitwood & Mining Timber

5,472

Grain & Flour

67,357

Oil

841,251

General Merchandise

339,570

Building Sand

49515

Ballast

3,831

Total Imports

1,489,366

Exports

 

Coal & Coke

1,210,848

Patent Fuel

99,721

Iron & Steel

10,016

Tinplate

46,875

Cement

1,119

Grain & Flour

2,392

Oil

491,391

General Merchandise

281,602

Ballast

Nil

Total Exports

2,144,504

Total Imports & Exports 1942

3,633,870



Imports & Exports through Swansea Docks – 1943

Imports

Tons

Iron Ore

5,249

Copper & other Ores

54,789

Iron & Steel

97,965

Timber & Deals

12,115

Pitwood & Mining Timber

756

Grain & Flour

54,387

Oil

1,121,911

General Merchandise

533,487

Building Sand

45,854

Ballast

18,070

Total Imports

1,994,583

Exports

 

Coal & Coke

1,090,058

Patent Fuel

74,031

Iron & Steel

12,631

Tinplate

22,607

Cement

Nil

Grain & Flour

5,079

Oil

336,862

General Merchandise

240,648

Ballast

11,985

Total Exports

1,793,901

Total Imports & Exports 1943

3,738,484



Imports & Exports through Swansea Docks – 1944

Imports

Tons

Iron Ore

Nil

Copper & other Ores

104,477

Iron & Steel

64,850

Timber & Deals

24,003

Pitwood & Mining Timber

586

Grain & Flour

51,016

Oil

1,533,345

General Merchandise

635,656

Building Sand

60,172

Ballast

10,189

Total Imports

2,484,294

Exports

 

Coal & Coke

612,382

Patent Fuel

98,967

Iron & Steel

9,701

Tinplate

33,966

Cement

205

Grain & Flour

1,311

Oil

967,046

General Merchandise

294,420

Ballast

175,645

Total Exports

2,193,643

Total Imports & Exports 1944

4,677,937



Imports & Exports through Swansea Docks – 1945

Imports

Tons

Iron Ore

Nil

Copper & other Ores

83,685

Iron & Steel

31,068

Timber & Deals

36,870

Pitwood & Mining Timber

2,251

Grain & Flour

57,603

Oil

673,739

General Merchandise

277,929

Building Sand

56,595

Ballast

8,316

Total Imports

1,228,056

Exports

 

Coal & Coke

758,549

Patent Fuel

115,556

Iron & Steel

34,072

Tinplate

21,088

Cement

7,438

Grain & Flour

3,797

Oil

405,225

General Merchandise

347,593

Ballast

204,898

Total Exports

1,898,216

Total Imports & Exports 1945

3,126,272



Imports & Exports through Swansea Docks – 1946

Imports

Tons

Iron Ore

Nil

Copper & other Ores

61,514

Iron & Steel

20,396

Timber & Deals

7,180

Pitwood & Mining Timber

31,967

Grain & Flour

38,333

Oil

618,379

General Merchandise

93,092

Building Sand

63,135

Ballast

3,597

Total Imports

937,593

Exports

 

Coal & Coke

1,010,495

Patent Fuel

130,218

Iron & Steel

73,413

Tinplate

43,337

Cement

5,037

Grain & Flour

355

Oil

137,910

General Merchandise

141,187

Ballast

108,448

Total Exports

1,650,400

Total Imports & Exports 1946

2,587,993



Imports & Exports through Swansea Docks – 1947

Imports

Tons

Iron Ore

Nil

Copper & other Ores

87,398

Iron & Steel

20,889

Timber & Deals

47,341

Pitwood & Mining Timber

56,635

Grain & Flour

51,725

Oil

544,413

General Merchandise

183,991

Building Sand

84,290

Ballast

748

Total Imports

1,077,430

Exports

 

Coal & Coke

481,510

Patent Fuel

75,693

Iron & Steel

56,190

Tinplate

63,170

Cement

2,004

Grain & Flour

1,620

Oil

316,548

General Merchandise

98,765

Ballast

39,353

Total Exports

1,134,853

Total Imports & Exports 1947

2,212,283



Imports & Exports through Swansea Docks – 1952

Imports

Tons

Iron & Steel 

525,435

Ores

114,548

Timber & Deals

12,804

Pitwood & Mining Timber

47,605

Grain & Flour

63,594

Other Foodstuffs

54,115

Oil & Spirit

4,531,981

Building & Road-making Materials

256,474

Chemicals & Fertilisers

4,458

General Cargo

76,019

Total Imports

5,687,033

Exports

 

Coal & Coke

1,664,057

Patent Fuel

241,778

Iron & Steel

97,310

Tinplate

191,598

Chemicals & Fertilisers

7,604

Grain, Flour & Other Foodstuffs

22,311

Oil & Spirit

3,684,143

Machinery, Vehicles & Vehicle Parts

7,102

General Cargo

41,645

Total Exports

5,957,548

Total Imports & Exports 1952

11,644,581



Imports & Exports through Swansea Docks – 1963

Imports

Tons

Non-ferrous Ores

167,000

Iron & Steel

33,000

Timber

38,000

Petroleum

1,194,000

Sand & Gravel

304,000

Miscellaneous

110,000

Total Imports

1,846,000

 

 

Exports

 

Coal

2,227,000

Iron & Steel

476,000

Petroleum

2,720,000

Miscellaneous

99,000

Total Exports

5,522,000

 

 

Total Imports & Exports 1963

7,368,000

 

Imports & Exports through Swansea Docks – 1970

Imports

Tons

Non-ferrous Ores

127,861

Iron & Steel

167,737

Timber

9,052

Petroleum

537,800

Sand & Gravel

333,125

Machinery, vehicles & metal goods

3,989

Other manufactured goods

83,831

Foodstuffs

15,349

Miscellaneous

35,466

Total Imports

1,314,210

 

 

Exports

 

Coal

1,370,541

Iron & Steel

376,079

Petroleum

4,832,935

Bunker fuel

46,136

Metal manufactures

29,322

Machinery & vehicles

12,333

Miscellaneous

60,557

Total Exports

6,727,903

 

 

Total Imports & Exports 1970

8,042,113

 

Imports & Exports through Swansea Docks – 1985

Imports

Tonnes

Petroleum

872,000

Petro-chemicals

259,000

Sand & Gravel

286,000

Aluminium

49,000

Miscellaneous

7,000

Total Imports

1,473,000

 

 

Exports

 

Coal

425,000

Iron & Steel

131,000

Petroleum

2,625,000

Petro-chemicals

551,000

Miscellaneous

30,000

Total Exports

3,762,000

 

 

Total Imports & Exports 1985

5,235,000

 
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