Gunny , a coarse cloth made in India of the fibres of two species of corchorus, and used for the sacks in which saltpetre, pepper, and other articles are packed for exportation. 1 he bagging itself is also exported. The export of gunny bags and cloth from Calcutta is chiefly to the United States, and they are mainly used at the south for cotton bagging. For the year ending June 30, 1872, the imports of gunny cloth and bags were as follows:

PORTS.

Pounds.

Value.

Baltimore......................

641.262

$44,207

Boston and Charlestown.........

3,340.728

133.859

New Orleans.......

81.148

4,996

New York......................

7,850,894

310,829

Han Francisco...................

218,068

11,240

Savannah.......................

3.765

277

Other ports......................

2,244

58

Total.......................

12,137,603

$505,566

There were reexported 654,139 lbs. of gunny cloth and bags, valued at $34,929, chiefly to England and Turkey. (See Jute.)