Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 10 January 1921
Hull Coal Trade.
How acutely the Humber port has been hit. in relation to the coal trade is again shown by the return issued, indicating the amount of coal received at Hull and the amount exported during last month and last year, and compared with the corresponding periods-of 1919.
The revival of the export trade dissipated to such a great extent by the intervention of the late war, has not come up to expectations, and the New Year prospects are not calculated to lead to optimism.
Last year the receipt, reached 2,171,281 tons against, 2,101,648 tons in 1919—a comparatively small increase of 69,633 tons. And last month the receipts, 1189.109 tons, were 47,846 tons short of the imports in December of the previous year—a retrograde movement illuminative of the present unsatisfactory character of the trade.
Exports abroad have arrived at something approaching a slump, and last month only reached 9,782 tons, as compared with 17,644 tons in the corresponding period of 1919. During the whole of last year, however, they aggregated 327,555 tons against 243,692 tons—an increase of 83,863 tons compared with the previous year.
Of the district collieries contributing coal to Hull, Denaby and Cadeby have not maintained their usual position at the head of the list with a total of 123,517 tons, with Carlton, Grimethorpe and Frickley going top with 212,110 tons.
Others prominent in last year’s figures were Brodsworth, 54,607 tons; Aldwarke Main 43,865 Glass Houghton 49,159; Hickleton, 105,351; Monk Bretton, 55,161: Manvers Main, 51,176; Kilnhurst and Thrybergh 48,178: Maltby 64,779; South Kirkby, Featherstone, and Hemsworth, 61,654; Whitwood, 61,650: Welbeck, 49.695; Bentley, 91,325; Darfield Main, 54,839: Wath Main, 38,756; Mitchell Main. 37,654: Dinnington, 54.939.
Of the 327,555 tons exported abroad, 129,423 have gone to France 43,186 to Belgium, and 51,919 to Sweden. Coal exported coastwise, 3,000 tons was allocated to London.