In the decade 1890-1900 the value of the products of Birmingham's manufactories increased 78.9% from $7,064,248 to $12,581,066; in 1900 establishments under the "factory system" produced goods valued at $8,599,418, in 1905 at $7,592,958, a decrease of 11.7%.
The exportation of olive oil in 1898 was valued at 24,000.
The total export of cereals in 1898 was valued at £70,800.
The beet sugar, fruit and other agricultural products of the surrounding and tributary section were valued in 1906 at about $20,000,000.
Closely allied with this industry was shirt-making, with an output valued at $4,263,610.