The annual revenue is averaged at £5000, and the expenditure at £4200.
Thus the total value of the imports and exports together in 1849 did not exceed £170,000; while in1891-1895the imports averaged £356,000 and the exports £340,000.
In 1691-1700 the exports to England averaged £112,210 annually.
During the same five years the rainfall averaged 641 ins.
Brindisi has, however, been abandoned by the large steamers of the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company, which had called there since 1870, but since 1898 call at Marseilles instead; small express boats, carrying the mails, still leave every week, connecting with the larger steamers at Port Said; but the number of passengers leaving the port, which for the years 1893-1897 averaged 14,728, was only 7608 in 1905, and only 943 of these were carried by the P. & O.