Tomatoes Imported

1906.

1907.

1908.

1911.

cwt.

cwt.

cwt.

cwt.

January

61,940

56,022

73,409

49,734

February

58,187

58,289

69,350

59,432

March

106,458

98,028

86,928

87,558

April

103,273

109,057

74,917

85,613

May......

67,933

114,041

88,901

171,468

June

62,906

144,379

127,793

143,581

July......

238,362

150,907

171,978

216,021

August

180,046

102,600

124,757

199,408

September ...

114,860

101,198

119,224

155,450

October

52,678

67,860

75,722

57,475

November ...

41,513

66,622

74,292

73,656

December ...

36,316

66,591

73,012

62,968

1,124,700

1,135,499

955,985

1,362,364

Value

953,475

1,020,805

1,160,283

1,125,252

These figures show that in four years 4,578,548 cwt. of tomatoes, estimated at 4,259,815, were imported and consumed. The greater bulk of these imported tomatoes comes from the Canary Islands (604,692 cwt.), the Channel Islands (223,800 cwt.), France (115,500 cwt,), Spain (169,000 cwt.), and Portugal (1700 cwt.). In the same period British market growers probably sent to market five or six times the quantity, say 28,000,000 to 30,000,000 cwt. of tomatoes, and they may be valued roughly at 25s. per cwt. It will thus be seen that Tomato growing is by no means a small industry, and according as the population increases so is the trade likely to maintain its present hold on the community at large.