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4 SUPPLEMENT TO


COMMERCE R ORTS
DAILY CONSULAR AND TRADE REY
ISSUED BY THE BUREAU OF FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC COMMERCE
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, WASHINGTON, D. C.

..Annual Series No. 55a August 28, 1917

JAPAN.
Coneul General Geo. H. Scidmore, Yokohama, March 22.
The foreign trade of Japan has largely increased, new markets
abroad have been entered, new lines of industry have been exploited,
work has been plentiful for its people, wages have advanced, the
cost of living, owing to successive good harvests, has not risen in
proportion general in other countries, and its growing reserve of
specie has enabled the country to become a creditor with a large
surplus seeking further investments.
According to preliminary statistics, the exports of merchandise
from Japan during 1916i were valued at $562.012,857, showing an
increase over the preceding year of $209.305,973. Imports were
valued at $377,079,313. showing an increase over 1915 of $111,919,244.
These increases in values are estimated to exceed proportionately
by from 20 to 25.per cent the increases in quantities, due to en-
hanced prices.
The president of the Yokohama Specie Bank in a recent address
said:
Some of the main causes for this turn in foreign trade are: First, the export
of munitions anU other classes of cargo. Second, the increase in exports to
America. Third, iucreased.trade with China owing to the restoration of peace
in that country and the boom in bar silver. Fourth, the greater demand for
Japanese goods in Australia, British India, the.Sou.th Seas, South Africa, and
South America as substitutes for European goods which have ceased to arrive.
Fifth, increased import of raw materials as the result of the increase in ex-
ports, while the import of iron materials, machinery, and other factory re-
quirements increased enormously in consequence of a great uplift in industrial
promotion in this country. Sixth, the extraordinary rise in the prices of gen-
eral commodities.
Trade by Countries.
The following table gives the value of the exports from and inm-
ports into Japan, by countries during the past two years:
Exports to. Imports from.
Countries.
1918 1916 1915 1916

North America:
United States............................. 101,662,638 $169,601,040 $51,062,071 $101,733,357
British America ........................... 3,497,986 5,642,043 529,378 830,616
Mexico..................................... 6,702 289,072 3,418 3,578
Asia:
China..................................... 70,279,048 96,067,239 42,752,172 54,150,360
Ewangtung Province..................... 11,055,999 18,474,365 13,853,908 16,926,018
a:-igakong .............................. 13,645,870 17,437,511 793,869 506,124
*iithb India............................... 21,016,825 35,701,301 73,497,484 89,463,100
Stria Bettlements.......... .......... 6,294,532 9,201,749 2,667,174 5,352. 4S
: P Dutch India............................... 4,202,117 8,683,146 8,123,;505 7,. 02. f72
iC French TIdo-China.. ......... ........ 317.398 932,107 1,836,295 3,009, 266
4988'-55a-17

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(1 ctntries.



Asia--'i ,11 Ill i' I
Asiatic Hlussia .................. ..........
1'hilippines ..............................
Siam .......................... .
Europe:
reat Britain ..............................
France.....................................
i :ur i i nVm ................... ....... ..
fli Jlini ll. ......................... ......
11.l1' ...............................
.,- .'l 'ri I 11i' ............. ...... ..... ...
Austria-llungary ..........................
Holland ..................................
Sweden..................................
Norway....................................
li t1i .......................... ............
I.i 1 ......................................
I 0i i tl i.irk ..................................
Turkey...................................
Portugal...................................
South America:
Peru.......................................
Chile......................................
Argi-ntiin .i ..................................

Africa:
-ustr 'l i .... .................................
I'.1 e ('Colil v and N lt:0 .....................
Othle r .\fri'. .............................
Australia......................................
New Zealand...................................
H awaii............ ............................
Other countries................................
Tmnl 1 i. ry warehouse........................

Total...................................


I E',iirl to.


1915


g$3% qLq? oQ

:i-' 114

1 ,l,2, l i)|7
2

. ......... 11
1, 4 1qq. l

20,931
69,196
583
"., ,97,1.i 1
171, iii."
225,526
1,092
6,603
67,130
4, 1 )
..............

490,459
498,018
106, (14
9,012,954
3, (1.:", .I 1 ,
860,720

352,736, 884


1916


'b', 6170.199

1,(0 ..' ii,7
51,171.79C6
1 117, '2 2

1, )I *I1
I' 604

I '. 7 i7

1'I,(60, 167
747,089
*- I. J27i

8,049
250,755
462,313
(.I, ,.I;
1, 2 Ili
2,685,742
2,131,641
241,011
13,847,362
1,56(3,472
3, I. 2. ,,
1,2 ".. .: ,


Imports from.


1915


$1,775,117




, 1 7, '



I 'i I1 I

1 1'', I.

.ii l -'n
46, 667
2,556

10,955
1,493,337
15

3,055,508
9
12,956
14,228,590
21I. ",i
I ''i "
2, 1'.,, :"P'2
", 39 *'2,7'


562, .12. ~-;7 265,160,069


1916


$84,447
4, 71"i,97"
1,470,080
4n. 71. I',o
2.227,12;
2 ), ll. I,. 1I
171.4.1-
.3-), 112
912, 2'7i
1I, 1?1
2111, Ill1
I.lii, 1I17
.11, .5 1i
76,786
56,137
4,178
4,398
244,208
3,036,572
30,498

i, ". {, I,'.1
3:,r .I
112,891
21,601,320
5.40(i
37, '{
3, I1-.,7j91
4,227,901
377,079,313


Trade in Certain Articles of Export.
Tih illncrea- in exports appear principally under the heads of raw
silk, from $75,700,000 to $172,800,000, mainly to the United States;
metals and metal manufacturer frimi :;';,200,000 to i5;s,>00,000, des-
tinations not yt. publisheld; copper fro'II $22,1100,000 to :;2,:60,000,
mainly to Great Britain ; cnt-Hi yarn from $32,970,000 to $;:s,680,000,
mainly to China; cotton fabrics from $2i;,::110,000 to :;(;,110,000,
mainly to China. and British India; matches from $7,300,000 to
$10,500,000, mainly to China and British India; porcelain fi)roml
$3,4-10,)00 to $,(.000,000, mainly to the United St:ites, Australia, and
China; camphor from $1,730,000 to $8:,130,000, mainly to the United
State., and British India; toys fri n $'2,250,000 to $:;,800,000, mainly
to the United St;it~ and Great Britain; buttons from $1,)90,000 to
s:8,700,000, mainly to the United States and Greatt Britain; silk hland-
kerchiefs from $1,3l()i. Ill to $2.150,000. mainly to the United States
and Great Britain.
Destination of Exports.
The following table gives the (de.ti nation of some of the pril ipal
exports during 1916:


A11l 1l'l l .in l I I in tr t .I' In 111 1,-"11


Buttons: I
China.. .... .. ......
K'. in. I .1Iz lrovinle ............
Iritlr ,1 India.. ....................
Great Britain .....................
Fr..in. ............ .............
S 41..ti ............... ............
Unite-l States.....................


- l .,, ,14


899,8 K
141,338
*'tI 4'22


.A1 i'-lus i l d 1 o11111 1 ,f *it i n.it 1 II. .


Buttons- Continued.
British America.................
\r ll.ntil[ i ....................
.\ -Ir.lili ........................
Ot her countries..................
Total .........................


Value.



$149,774
60,342
348,859
500,321
3, 77, 238


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JAPAN.


Articles and countries of destination. Value. Articles and countries of destination. Value.


Camphor:
British India..................
Great Britain. ....................
France..........................-
United States....................
Australia.......................
Other countries..................

Total ...........................

Coal:
China............................
Kwangtung Province.............
Honekong ........................
British India......................
Strait s ettlements...............
Dutch India ......................
French Indo-China...............
Asiatie Russia ....................
Philippines.....................
United States....................
Hawaii............................
Other countries..................

Total.........................

Copper, ingot and slab:
China............................
Kwangtung Province............
Hongkong.......................
British India.....................
Great Britain...................
France...........................
United States...................
Other countries.................

Total.........................

Cotton table cloths:
Great Britain....................
United States....................
British America..................
Australia.........................
Other countries..................

Total..........................

Cotton tissues:
China.............................
Kwangtung Province............
Hongkong........................
British India....................
Straits Settlements.......:........
Dutch India....................
Asiatic Russia....................
Philippines ......................
Siam .............................
Great Britain...................
United States...................
Australia..........................
Hawaii..........................
Other countries..................

Total..........................
Cotton towels:
China............................
Kwangtung Province.............
Hongkong.......................
British India.....................
Straits Setl lements...............
Dutch India.....................
Philippines ......... ...............
A ustralia.........................
Other countries.................

Total..........................
Cotton undershirts and drawers:
China............................
Kwangtung Province.............
Hongkong.......................
British India....................
Straits Settlements...............
Dutch India ....................
Philippines......................


$77,424
293,900
193,055
1,557,812
44, 192
266,083

3,134,466

3,264,737
9,915
2,409,405
78,408
1,592,837
447,685
161,852
177,173
1,341,260
55,193
385,597
188,314

10,172,376

812,583
49,451
30,736
48,C69
8,389,043
2,502,950
1,522,51G3
19, 04,377

32,960,375

296,357
952, 9#17
37, 687
100,601
57,060

1,441,681

17,339,805
2,006,326
724,616
5,264,219
377,i 76
1,119,383
261,698
138,242
89,521
379,853
711,989
1,021,463
110,479
393,076

29,935,246

321,339
58,573
253,230
332,362
84,202
117,321
4., 064
26o0,204
149,969

1,628,330

1,248,914
208, IS
332, 823
3 089,043
207,411
58)5, 203
519, 443


Cotton undershirts and drawers-Con.
Great Britain................. ...
Australia........................
Egypt.................. ...........
Cape Colony and Natal............
Other countries.................

Total...........................

Cotton yarns:
China............................
Kwangtung Province ...........
Hongkong.........................
British India....................
Philippines.......................
Other countries ...................

Total...........................

Crab meat in tins:
Great Britain....................
France............................
United States....................
British America..................
Australia .........................
Hawaii...........................
Other countries.................

Total..........................

Cuttle-fish, dried:
China............................
Kwangtung Province............
Hongkong........................
Straits Set t lements..............
Other countries..................

Total...........................

Fish and whale oil:


84, 450,283
1,267,525
136,38)
720,242
l.o74,073

14,373,944

31,825,481
, 03l6,002
3,809,584
1,014,798
225,763
167,311
3S,679,539

525,542
104,410
922,511
2,643
42,798
34,444
15,357

1, G47, 705

412,552
6,481
930,988
122,301
56,857

1,329,179


Great Britain..................... 603,158
France ...... ..................... 148,543
Australia ........................ 185,865
Other countries................... 749,647

Total............................ 1,G87,213

Hats, caps, and bonnets:
China ........................... 135,722
Kwangtung Province............. 30,739
Iongkong ....................... 56,90;
Straits Settlement s................ 35.973
Dutch India...................... 134,694
Great Britain..................... 70,626
France........................... 6,292
United States..................... 2, 186,407
Australia.......................... 409,479
Other countries................... 248,976

Total........................... 3,321,814

Isinglass, vegetable:
China ............................ 219,821
Kwaugtung Province............. 27,4S']
Hongkong................... ....... 109,913
British Indi ...................... 18,593
Straits Settlements................ 50,0135
Dutch India..................... 174,917
Great Britain..................... 150, S1
France............................ 144,214
United States..................... 189,022
Other countries.................. 12S,953
Total........................... 1,219,761

Lacquered ware:
China............................ 18,053
Kwangtung Province ............ 17,268
Hongkong......................... 7,289
British India...................... 43,291
Straits S ietllements................. 16,03.
Dutch India......................( 22,20 ,
Great Britain..................... 1.3,9
France............................ 3t: 2
Italy .............................. 1. o'
Holland........................... 1, 216


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.\tll'es and lcun.nriic o it eatilnation. Valie. ;At licks anil countries ol destination.


L:icqtiiull .1Iie -CoLtinuiid.
I 'umlrle States..................... li..2' li
.it g l 11111 I ....................... T'
Australia.......................... 11, 102
Other countries................... 9, I54l

Total ................... ........ ".I', 642

Matches:
China. ........... ............... 2. "**',0' 1
Kwangtung Province............ ., 7
li imi'L I..: ............ ...... 1 7' 17
B rlit .l II .......... ...... -'. .111
ii. 11 .ll Settlem ents................ .'I 1
D)utclh India...................... ... I
I'hilippines............ .......... ; "i :
Other countries .................. I,, -'7

Tot.al....... .................. 10,519,942

Mats and iii.olt Iren .
China ............................ '5,418
K;u.111, IrL Plo .in,,c' .............. 20,334
Sir III .I* lllr Mlil rl ..... .......... '1.112
Great Britain. .................... -_.I, -'4
United States..................... 846,617
British America.................. 71,482
Australia......................... 45,315
Hawaii ........................... 23,002
Other countries................... 94,439

Total ........................ 1,427,403

Menthol crystals:
British India ..................... 89,052
Great Britain..................... 458,040
F IM .1 i ............................ 210,613
United States..................... 11. 2
Other countries.................. ;'., 1i

TIul.il .......................... 1,201,698

1'la >, for hats:
hililr.in ....................... 40,752
;r,'.il 1;:rl,ni ..................... 2,9014,886
France ........................... 955,177
Italy ............................. ; *,463
United States..................... 3,923,062
Australia.......................... 110,657
Other countries................... 164,732

Total.......................... 8,134,729

I'orcel.iin:
China............................. 627,625
Kwangntng Province............ 1 i'. 498
SI mi;l. Inrg ...................... 1, 403
Iril ili Inlhi ..................... .7 759
Straits Settlements ................ i., 585
Dutch India...................... -. .:
French Indo-China .............. I .. 1,.
Great Britain ................... i.n,.'.,
I raince ........................... 33,213
Holland......................... 3,025
United S.i .1 ................. ... 2,077,117
Ir ilnih America.................. 231,476
Australia.......................... ';.1.477
Hawaii ........................... 41,751
C'. i Colony and Natal........... 64,369
Other countries.................... .' ,2s'

Tr.il. .......................... 6,002,118

Rice:
China........................... 32,261
Kvi I liing 'ro'. ince........... 58,945
.1. l I, I 1:11- 1.1. .. .. ............... 417,400
'r .rIn Britain.................... 1,740,350
I;i5,I I States................... I 07,958
British America................... .. 032
Australia......................... 81,787
H awaii.......... ............. ... 1, itr i 076
Other countries ................... :21 ,7

Total............................ ,ss2
I


Sake:
China............... ..............
1\K Il gIlnnl 1II1 \1Il1t ............
1 ii 1 I 1 s, i '.... ...................
Iritish America....................
Hawaii............... .........
otherr countries .................

TI II .........................


(hina ...........................
K I i:.iiiI, Province............
lirviliik ll .. .. ..................
T II allr ll ll I. I ..................

T otal ............................

Silk handkerchiefs:
British India....................
h'l ];illp.il, ....... ........ ........
IU re.II Ir i.iin .....................
I .-rin l ...........................
II lv. ... .. ..... ..................
I 'ni,.v1 States....................
I1riri.ll America.................
M exico..........................
\"r'l i inI .........................
A\IIII.lI.i..........................
Egypt............................
Cape Colony and Natal...........
Ot her countries .................

Total.........................

Silk, raw:
Great Ili ini l .....................
France...........................
Russia ..........................
United States...................
Other countries ..................

Total.........................

Silk tli..i T ihritae:
S'.I 'k 1onL k .......................
lrlil l h Inli .i .....................
Straits Settlements...............
Dutch I mli &.....................
1'hii l .n. .............. .......
Siam ..............................
Great Britain .................
France..........................
TIt l\ ..........................
S uill. ...........................
United States.....................
British America..................
Mexico...........................
Australia....................
IE' l. ..........................
S1i lir rnIlltries .................

Total.........................

Silk, waste:
British India....................
Great Britain...................
France..........................
Italy.............................
United States...................
Other countries.................

To.l. ........................

Su .,1r. i tined:
Shiui. I .... ._ ...... .....
IKl liii 111^ liIi...11...............

Total...........................


(Ill.i l ....................
Kw:ritm llnRg Province.............
Ilungkoiig................ ........
Ilrilisli India....................


Value.



$11,,0111

191, 2,'",
47,313
7.-,211
19, 4 57

l,1)12,1N

1, I '.0, 7 I
1 ,, 1.'-*'s
11,783
18,991

1,226, 1.' 1


94,524
29,080
420, 79
25,174
12,108
21U I'.,
., 122
in, .'js:'
274,834
42,703
101,417
55,214
180,044

2, 1 ', l 9'

1, ot', I -
15, T7:.. 2
4, 132, 417,
111,710,34,
172,810

133,117,753

11'. i
9*,111,* .71
2, '-i 7 '
i',, "il7
15,413
32,644
5,400,445
2,778,526
2 76 ;
6,3 lI. Xi'
3'B, P,7
1,981
1,691,544
102,112
684,423

20,576,194

5
179,762
2,692,713
I, :. 327
3*,, I 'J

5,224,5111

6, 137, I)
,21, 174
1,224,406

i, 146,236


23,831
2,393
38,045
110,837





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JAPAN.


Articles and countries of destination. Value. Articles and countries of destination. Value.


Sulphur-Continued.
united States...............
British America..................
Australia.........................
Hawaii ..........................;
Other countries..................
Total..........................
Tea:
China.............................
Kwanglung Province............
Straits Sott lomonts..............
United States....................
British America ..................
H awaii ............................
Other countries .................
Total.........................
Toys:
China .............................
Kwangtung Province .............
Hongkong......................
British India......................
Straits Settlements...............
Dutch India.....................
Philippines......................
Great Britain...................
France..........................
United States.................


$598,204
129,395
625,575
43,457
1,496,709
3,098,446

118,197
29,510
21.821
6,634,358
1,058,906
43,715
110,359
8,016,866

198,401
22,439
71,591
464,648
76,166
147,648
46,809
657,484
14,477
1,211,363


Toys-Continued.
British America..................
Australia....... ............
Other count ries..................
T otal............................
Umbrellas and parasols, European
style:
China ........................
Kwangtung Province ..........
Hongkong ......................
British India .................
Straits Settlements................
Dutch India.....................
Other countries..................
Total...........................
Wood:
China ......................
Kwangtung Province.............
Hongkong...... ................
Great Britain....................
France................... .........
Holland................... ........
United States....................
Australia...... : ..................
Other countries..................
Total..........................


$170,619
476,052
250,553
3,808,550


699,497
12,109
36,978
102,412
44,224
139,961
54,706
1,089,887

1,547,527
384,011
13,831
516,320
11,063
777
8,810
613,868
2,494,271
5,590,481


Increases in Imports.
The increases in imports appear principally, il round numbers.
under the heads of raw cotton, from $108,200,000 to $137,000,000,
mainly from British India, the United States, and China; iron and
steel ingots, slabs, bars, rods, plates, sheets, and tubes, mainly from
the United States, Great Britain, and China; machinery and engines,
from $4,400,000 to $8,000,000, mainly from the United States and
Great Britain; nails, from $268,000 to $2,000,000,0, mainly from the
United States; lead, from $1,400,000 to $3,700,000, mainly from Aus-
tralia; wool, from $15,200,000 to $16,700,000, a large percentage
from Australia; woolen fabrics, from $1,600,000 to $2,100,000, mainly
from Great Britain; pulp for paper making, from $3,000,000 to
$4,500,000, a large percentage from Sweden; paper, from $1,500,000
to $2,900,000, mainly from Great Britain and the United States.
Decreases in imports were specially noticeable in food products.
such as wheat, beans and peas, flour, and sugar.

Countries of Origin of Imports.
The principal articles imported during 1916 and the countries of
origin follow:


Articles and countries of origin.

Aniline dyes:
Great Britain....................
Germany .......................
Switzerland .....................
Other countries..................
Total .........................
Beans and peas:
China.............................
Kwangtung Province.............
British India.....................
Other countries.................
Total..........................


Value.


51,477
1,365,656
109,552
209,536
1,686,221

2,307,737
1,012,537
43,347
180,312
3,543,933


Articles and countries of origin.

Cotton italians and satins:
Great Britain...................
Other countries ..............
Total ........................

Cotton, raw:
China............................
Kwangtung Province ...........
British India.... ................
Straits Set t lements..............
Dutch India.....................
French Indo-China................
Siam............
United States..................


Value.


$795,957
844
796,801


9,809,404
10,950
82,346,492
284,134
523,506
868,076
98,240
39,565,985


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Articles and countries of origin.


C'oit, l r.il% ('untinIII l. I
]'\ p[ ....... ............
(O)l hIr i1111i l .. ...

Tr.o 1 ..... .


C'f.[lIll hirl iint- -iiLil prlin 4:
Ir itl I ?l t III......... ...
I 'I ll I SllIllt -i. ... ......
Ollhc. ivanlrltn.............


Value.



I I ];. ." i
1 I.. .i I




1. lilt


Ti .il .......................... .. 417,037

Fla:. 1iheI, China :r .L-, ramie, etc.:
( iiii.i .......................... 1, 7 ', 458
K \ Irll-l ir P'rovince............. .. '3
I lll I l hll ... .... .............. L ;,Ill
Philippines ..................... 2 :r 081
Other countries .................. I 1 425

I .ii ........................... .4 ,.098


Iron (ilir, rod, |I.lla. tl.- i, band, etc.):
Great Britain....................
Germany ........................
Belgium .........................
Sweden..........................
United States...................
Other countries.................


I ,,I ,l


9. 83,206

if. 968

17, '0, .,1
(130,116

98 686 r7q


I ...!.I ... ...,

Iron (lump, ingot, bloom, billet, and
slab):
China............................ 2,508,020
Kwin11ctim' Province............. 1,207,209
IBritizli hiti I .................... 1,801,188
Great Britain ................... 1,817,803
Germany........................ 13,112
Sweden ......................... 217, 33
Other countries................... 770,469

Total........ ................. 8,: .. 21


Iron li.ill:
Great Britain.... ..............
Germany........................
Belgium ..........................
United States.....................
Other countries...............

Total.........................

Iron pipes and tubes:
Great Britain...................
I.. r il l ..... .....................
1 'ni l..i 1 i i .....................
Other countries.................

Total.........................

Kere no oil:
l 'I-I ,l India .....................
United Stals ..................
Other countries...............


S9,330
3,038
2,918
1,90.1. 79


2,094,957


328, 766
419
1,358,580
21,355

1,712,120


293,013
2, 1- 069
6


'i,: .1.......................... 2,777,119


Leail, i!i. .i I, .l l ib:
.All I i .!... ..... ..........
Other countries..................

Total.......................

Leather:
British India.....................
traits Settlements ...............
;Ireat Britain.....................
c:l rn' .'I ............ ... .........
I hi d -1 L,. .. ..................
Other countries.................

Total........................


1, i 261
1,974,825

3,720, 0';9


497, fS9
11.216
305, 602
(;93
519,171
9"..680

1,390,101


I


(China ..............................
I;" inaI .ill Pr./il ,.. .. ........
l ir11 li l t.. ................ ...
French Indo-' hii ...............
Siam ......................... ....
Other countries...............

Total................ ... ...

SRubber and rii I pr. -' In. crude:
British Irli .. ............. .....
Straits Settlements ..............
Dutch India.....................
Great Britain....................
United States..................
Other countries ..................

Total..........................

Sugar:
l hiau.............................
Kwangtung I'rovince..............


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Articles and countries of origin.


l.luiinlmn i% I ii',niiie- and rolling stock:
I.rr.it I iril ljin ............... .....
'I r ill- i .. .. .. .
I i ln tI I 4 1.l 1 .. ....................
( lliti t otllI lt. ...................

Tul ......l........ ............

M l il r'l r .itl i'l, i.',-!il ..
t.i,.t ltriin.....................
'lrallr ..... ........ ..............
Germany......................
Switzerland......................
Sweden.........................
I Intld lStates..................
Other countries..................

Total....................

Oil cake:
China... .........................
Kwangtung Province..............
British India..................
Asiatic Russia ......... .......
Other countries..................

Total..........................

Paper:
Great Britain....................
l .rin .................... ........
icl L'i inlil .(. .......................
llel.r ini ..........................

AI 11.1 -11 u l L r .................
Sweden.......................
Norway.........................
United States....................
Other countries..................

T otal...........................

] 'h i ,. ,r tl t'
All countries.....................

Pulp for paper making:
I .r I U i.nill .....................
G(ermany..........................
Sweden.........................
Norway...........................
United States..................
Other countries..................

Total...........................

Rails:
Great Britain.....................
Germany.........................
U united r i,' : ............. ........
Other countries...................


Value.



$60.1'V7
1. ,i7
I 17 171
9. 912




3, 4-7. 014
;:91.( 2 J
.'11. :12 1
5,7.0:,(
I. I, :, .5
1 '7t 1.2
I1i 711

8,050,910


5,37". 199
0,742.,157
:12. 481

2,935,521

18,717,107


1.311 043
12, 11 1
11, uJJ,
10,493
1,214
479,095
246,648
733,799
11i. 94
2. 'ii il. i I


1. 'i .212


I'I *r.7
36, 402
2, "ill 1i(i
i,71i 703
i.11i 779
327, 286

4,495,333


9.3qR
2 '*tll
20.'2, 9 P
4. :.',I

219,780




I, 1',

1i,2 .1


1,539,177


741,351
2,476,691
82, 3(1
2 !', l1.7
I7. 211
.1.1-1 h

3,612,134


9,705
476








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Articles and countries of origin. Value. Articles and countries of origin. Value.

Sugar-Continued. Wool:
ongking................ ......... 240,628 China............................. 993,127
Dutch India...................... 4,252,399 Kwangtunr Province ............. 9,172
Philippines ....................... 1,90,677 Great Britain ..................... 279,372
United States..................... 4,941 Austra!ia........... ............ 15,392,2.54
Other countries .................. 731 Other countries ................... 29,161
Total........................... 6,469,300 Total............................ 16,703,089
Sulphate of ammonia, crude:
Great Britain ..................... 254,873 Woolen yarns:
Australia.......................... 116,774 Great Britain................... 707,307
Other countries................... 226,191 France .......................... 5
Germany......................... 15,679
Total............................ 597,838 Other countries ................... 29
IW heat; Total ........................... 723,020
China............................ 557,817
Kwangtung Province................... 92,665
United States ..................... 9,496 Woolen cloths and series:
Other countries ................... 16,032 Great Britain..................... 2,100,551
France.......................... 3,693
Total........................... 676,010 Germany........................ 10,289
Wheat flour: Belgium.......................... 2,364
Wheat te : 5 Holland ................. % ........ 7,819
United States ................... 38,485 Other countries ............... 19, 043819
British America................... 1,961 Other countries.............. 19,04
Other countries................... 6,781 Total........................... 2,143,759
Total........................... 47,227

Trade with the United States.
The value of exports from Japan to the United States during 1916,
according to customhouse returns, was $169,604,040, an increase as
compared with 1915 of $67,941,402. As shown by declarations to
consular invoices, however, such exports were valued at $189,052,828,
including charges, indicating an increase over 1915 of $80,883,407.
The leading article was, as heretofore, raw and waste silk, showing
an increase in value compared with 1915 from $63,984,081 to $116,-
384,445, and an increase in quantity from 21,117,039 to 28,059,214
pounds. Tea exports, however, decreased in value from $6,000,756 in
1915 to $5,453,176 in 1916, but an increase in quantity of 427,185
pounds. Silk piece goods and tissues increased from $5,249,237 to
$8,402,648. Other exports showing noticeable increases in value were
hats and bonnets, $984,590 to $2,202,713; braids, $3,380,765 to $4,093,-
705; brushes and feather dusters, $637,055 to $1,359,636; camphor
gum, $454,016 to $1,100,694; beans and peas, $693,484 to $2,720,425;
tinned provisions, $589,587 to $1,152,840; and among articles for
which a new market in the United States has been found, or which
were of such small importance as to have been omitted from the re-
port for the year 1915, may be mentioned imitation pearl beads, block
ing foils, brass ingots, bronze powder, glycerin, rags, artificial ferti-
lizers, artificial flowers, gold leaf, iridium, eggs. scheelite ore, tennis
rackets, and woolen textiles.
The export of copper to the United States shows a marked falling
off, the value being $3,147,339 in 1915 and $1,895,288 in 1916.
Concerning imports from the United States, the figures available
at present cover but a few articles. The imports of raw cotton from
the United States in 1915 were 215,288,133 pounds, valued at $27,715,-
555, and increased in 1916 to 294,164,133 pounds, valued at $39,565,-
985. Iron and steel bars, rods, plates, sheets, and bands increased
from $4,025,092 to $17,566,593; pipes and tubes, from $533,337 to




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$1,':,,8..,s0; nails, from $9204.241 to $1,941,879; inachinery and engines,
from '$1.4.20.20S to $3,s,79,152; pull) for paper making, from $106.343
to $,;(1(),77! ; lea their, from $8S0.538 to $549,171.
Decre;.se.'s in imports from' the United States appeared under the
following he:ils: Kerosene oil, from $3,334.:12 to $2,484,0G 9; wheat,
from .lil l.t:s to $9.496; flour, from $S6,7,57 to $3S,4M5: locomotives,
friol '(17,013 to $137,174; and rails, froii $271.9i7 to $202,948.
Movements of Specie and Bullion.
The exports of specie and bullion were valued at $130997,591, a de-
crease of S. .19;, '_ I, as comparedd with 1915. The imports were
valued at $51.34i:;,406, an increase of $35:s,'213.740. According to re-
ports from the Finance Depart ment. the specie reserve of Japan, in
rou]'(nd 11lumIbers, increased from 516,000)l J1100 enl ($.'57.'22(,00(0) at the
end of 1915 to 714,000,000 yen ($:55..',2l,00 at the end of 1916.
More than two-thirds of this reserve was stated to be on deposit
abroad.
The movement of .-pecie and bullion by countries during the past
two years was as follows:

E.lIurrt to. Imports from.
Countries.
1915 1916 1915 1916

China.......... ..................................... .S.. l. 10. i ,2, 77 .3,510,72 $1 ,163,356
HongkonS .......................................... ;111. ;k, I"1.1 '.i j 1.0.50 .........
B ritish I I., .......... ... ......................... ....... U I 7;. 7. 7.29 2.091 3,017,-130
Asiatic Russia ..................... ........ ......... .. .. .. 4 I'ii 19. 535,991
Great Britain ... .............................................. .... ............ 2, 973,371
United States........................... ......... .. I '. i.u ,.' ............ 2J, 1li,270
Australia.... ................ ...... ... ........ ............ 2 ls., 79 4'~1 6i,
Hawaii.................................. .... 4, 096 ............ ............. 20.( 0)
Other countries.......................................... 996 ;,t1I 9,611 2r,692
Total................. ...........................22,193,880 13,997,591 12,099,666 50, 3i3,406

Customs Receipts-Shipping.
Tlie customs receipts during 1916 amounted to $l7,C 13.,73: against
$1 ,605,165 for 1915. Of the total in 1916, $1;. li;5.19 represented
import duties, s:: :1',510 tonnge due-. and .$474,781 other re -eipts.
The enterii. t'ol:iAge of vc..sel. eiag'ed in the foreign trade of
Japan during 1916 i, given as _0,41~ .3:7, sh ii an inc n lrease over
the previoIus e 0r of 7sl..755. tIns.
After a suspension of nearly a year the Pacifi,- Mail Steamlship Co.
Ir- iii id operations in the autumn of 1916 between San Francisco and
the Orivint.
The Jap):t-e shipbuilding yards were enga tged to their capa'ities.
T'lh' scarcity of iron mines in Japan is a mnltter of serious import in
connection with the country'ss develiplinent of shipbuilding and other
indi-triie-. 1.mt the indications are that a remedy will be found in
Chinail. where Jalp;i :n- i:i e-tineint, in mines andl mills are reported to
be ra:lpidly inlrit a-il L' moIIt encouraging results.


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