Picul


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Picul

A unit of weight in Taiwan approximately equivalent to 60 kilograms. It is used primarily in the sale of bulk foodstuffs.
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Within six months, as much as 10,000 piculs of 'iliahi had been cut.
Sintang produces annually Gold Dust about 4 Piculs, but often much more, and is of an excellent quality, 4 Piculs being worth about 100,000 Dollars, upwards.
Between 1925 and 1935 rice exports by rail from the north increased from about 650,000 piculs to 1,300,000 piculs, comprising between five and nine per cent of the total amount of rice exported from Bangkok.
68 In 1938, 33,049 picul copra was exported by the KPM and 8,250 picul by prahus; S b18/r76 MV 16-31 Dec.
Benedicto was buying sugar at [pesos]180 per picul and selling it abroad at [pesos]500.
sugar (totalling 324,000 piculs or 37 per cent of the island's
60] For most of the dynasty, roughly four million piculs of husked grain was shipped each year via the Grand Canal to Beijing on the empire's fleet of over 11,600 barges.
Our lord has held the post [with a salary] of two thousand piculs (shi) [of grain] six times.
Returning to Sarawak on 3 August 1841, he handed the general cargo over to Hassim and in return, although promised 6,000 piculs of antimony ore, received only 750 piculs, which was loaded on the Swift by the end of October for disposal in Singapore.
9) The most dramatic example of this is the desperate plea made in 1770 by Governor Meneses to King Joao V for a royal order instructing Macao to send 2,000 piculs of rice every year to feed the new capital of Dili.
Tama Laang came and made arrangement with the Brunis by which they are to pay in a further amount of three piculs [of camphor], l demanded one more payment of three piculs and said l would not press for the remaining six and took the liberty of forgiving the Sepengs that amount, seeing that the interests of traders would be in better condition were this done (de Crespigny 1882:45).