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(1902) [MARC] Author: Niels Christian Frederiksen
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restrictive measures which the government in St.
Petersburg ordered to be introduced into Finland, too,
in August 1893; but part of these were only in force
till the Commercial Treaty of 1894 was signed. As
a result, commerce between Finland and Germany
decreased between 1892 and 1893 from 50½ to 40
million marks, while, on the other hand, commerce
with Denmark, for instance, increased from 15½ to 20
million marks.

Denmark has a proportionately considerable
commerce with Finland, the total imports from Finland
being 15 million marks, including 4 million marks’
worth of boards and 8½ millions of butter, the latter
partly en route to England. The exports to Finland
are of the value of 11½ millions, including machines,
iron plates, and other metal-ware, cement, meat, a
million marks’ worth of cotton, textile goods, and
Cognac, in most of which articles, however, it acts
as intermediary.

Sweden exports to Finland 13½ million marks’
worth of iron, steel, ironware (including agricultural
and electric machines), cement, bricks, grain, books,
pictures, and a great number of other articles. Its
imports from Finland, on the other hand, amount
only to a value of 7 million marks, among which are
butter to the value of 1½ million; oats, half a million;
some salmon; heavy timber from the State forests of
Finland to the value of 1¼ million, which is imported
by the Swedish mill-owners; firewood to the value
of ¼ million marks; and other details. Some
tendency to a decrease in this trade has been visible
since the recent development of more direct
communication between other countries and Finland,
especially in regard to the butter-trade with England.
Also the late protective tariffs in Sweden have been

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