Transport: Statistics

¶ Last week the Department of Commerce totted up U. S. aviation exports for the first seven months of 1936, revealed a rise of some 30% over the same period last year. The $11,639,450 worth of orders from abroad went for 294 aircraft ($6,416,369); 409 engines ($1,902,768); spare parts ($3,100,270); parachutes ($220,043). Best U. S. customer was China, which paid $1,780,739 for 34 airplanes, 13 engines, various parts. Next biggest buyers were: Argentina ($237,670); Colombia ($148,002); Italy ($113,351); French Equatorial Africa ($108,377).

¶ Fortnight ago the Bureau of Air Commerce released the figures,...

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