Cotton StatisticsThe Illustrated London News, vol.41, no.1155, p.85.
July 19, 1862
Cotton Statistics.--In five months ending the 31st of May the total receipts from the United States were only 30,396 bales, against 494,662 bales in the corresponding period of last year, and 538,413 bales in the corresponding period of 1860. The aggregate importations from all countries were 126,788 bales, which is equal only to 23 per cent of the total receipts of the first five months of last year. India has contributed 73,403 bales, Egypt 30,872 bales, and Brazil 7513 bales, and these quantities are about double those that were furnished from the same countries in the like period of last year. Our miscellaneous receipts from various places not specially distinguished have reached 11,959 bales, against 27,996 bales in 1861.