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xvi   FISHERIES STATISTICS

 

Fuel Used.—The total value of fuel used in fish canning and curing establishments in 1921 was $412,581, comprising $228,823 the value of coal used; $62,805 of gasoline; $54,384 of wood; $50,814 of fuel oil; $15,046 of petroleum distillate; and 8709 of other fuel. The following table gives the quantities and values of the different kinds of fuel used for the years 1919, 1920 and 1921. In 1921 all of the petroleum distillate, and 93 per cent of the anthracite coal were used in the establishments of British Columbia.

 

10. Fuel Used in Fish Canning and Curing Establishments, 1919, 1920 and 1921

Bituminous coal    tons

Anthracite coal    "

Lignite coal    

Coke    

Gasoline    gal.

Fuel oil    

Wood    cords

Petroleum distillate    gal.

Other fuel    

Total value       484,260   581,520   412,581

'Included with other fuel.

 

Power Employed.—The power used in the establishments in 1921 was furnished by engines and motors classified as follows: 157 steam engines with 2,943 total rated h.p.; 529 gasoline and oil engines with 2,413 h.p.; 54 water wheels and turbines with 596 h.p.; and 74 electric motors with 899 h.p.; The engines, motors, water wheels, turbines and unspecified totalled 826 units, the total rated horse power of these being 7,157. The boilers in use numbered 286, with a total of 10,577 rated h.p.; and electric generators, 10, with 470 h.p.

Miscellaneous Expenses.—Included under this heading are rent of offices, works and machinery; rent of power; insurance; taxes; royalties and use of patents; advertising and travelling expenses; ordinary repairs to buildings and machinery; and other sundry expenses. The miscellaneous expenses totalled $1,667,157 in 1921, compared with $2,326,073 in 1920.

Value of Materials Used.—The total value of the materials used in 1921 was $11,708,478, comprising $8,524,407, the value of the fish used in the preparation of fish products and of fish purchased for resale fresh; $292,526 of salt; $2,874,809 of containers; and $16,736 the value of sundry materials. The following table gives comparative statistics for the past three years.

 

11. Value of Materials Used in Fish Canning and Curing Establishments, 1919, 1920 and 1921

Materials   1919   1920   1921

 

 

f

 

Fish    

14,345,461

14,347,089

8,524,407

Salt    

436,891

456,013

292,526

Containers    

4,272,951

4,229,490

2,874,809

Other materials    

274,663

330,437

16,736

Total    

19,329,966

19,363,029

11,708,478

Value of Product.—The total value of production of fish canning and curing establishments in 1921 was $18,894,132, compared with $30,900,147 in 1920, a decrease of $12,006,015 or 38 per cent. The decrease is in value of fish prepared, the total value of the fish marketed for consumption fresh showing a slight increase over the previous year. Comparative statistics for 1919, 1920 and 1921 are given in the following table.

Kind

Quantity

25,868
679
21
2
299,359
85,215
12,513

1919

Value

240,407
8,223
210
47
105,872
18,727
63,813

46,961

Quantity

30,016
683
28
3
255,674
92,798
12,341

1920

Value

f 334,581 9,961 321

30

106,664 25,348 73,564 i

31,051

1921 Quantity   Value

18,718 5,305 123

 

154,996 236,208 9,479 45,703

f 191,967 35,384 1,472

62,80- 5 50,814 54,384 15,046

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