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Began with issue for Jan. 8, 1915?; ceased with issue for Dec. 31, 1920?
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Issue no.52f, 1919, contains misprint, November 41.
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SUPPLEMENT TO 1 MAR1955


COMMERCE RE T
I DAILY CONSULAR AND TRADE REPORTS
ISSUED BY THE BUREAU OF FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC tOMMER.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, WASHINGTON, DI.

Annual Series No. 66b November 22, 1918

BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA.
RHODESIA.
By Vice Consul Samuel WV. Honaker, Johannesburg.
In addition to the Orange Free State and the Transvaal. which are
members of the Union of South Africa, the Johanne-burg consular
district embraces Rhodesia. The last named has an area of about
440,000 square miles and is divided by the Zambesi River into two
territories known as Northern and Southern Rhodesia.
This vast territory is sparsely populated, and development has
consequently taken place upon a limited scale. In 1913, Northern
Rhodesia had 2,000 white inhabitants and between S'-5.U00 andt
850,000 natives. An accurate record of the white population of
Southern Rhodesia is not available, but it is e-timated to be approxi-
mately 30.000; the number of natives is pl1aed at. 770,(tl), tl,-, ,
over 14 years of age, who are officially registered, numbering 2"2-.245.
The gross revenue of Southern Rholdeia amoiin ted to approxini-
mately $i3,649,875 in 1917. Of thi., the native population con-l
tribute $1,170,023, or more than 30 per enlt, in the way of direct
taxation.
Trade and Commerce of Southern Rhodesia.
The total value of implrt'- into Souihern Rhr-dl-.ia amounted to
$12,240.430 in 19!17, as compared with $11.! 41.3!i3 inl 1'16. iGod
were imported by eastern. s-outhern, andl nii'rtlhrn routes, the por-
ctntages being 38.02, G0..d1, and 1.47, re-pectively. Merchandli.-e
valued at $4,950.,199 was entered free of duty durlinzg 1917.
The United Kingdom was the principal source of imports, its
percentage being 46.02, as compare-d with 52.34 per cent in ll191.
British South Africa and other British pI -c-sions furnisheld 2'7.s
and 6.29 per cent, respectively, of tlie 1917 imports. anid l5.1 and
4.55 per cent, respectively, of tlihoe for 1i9l. During thle pa-t year,
19.89 per cent of the g,.odls was obtained fm fron wrri in co-ontrie,. the
United States being credited with 11.3 per cent of tile total.
Principal Imports of Southern Rhodesia.
The following table hlows the qaiintity and valie of tlie principal
imports into Southern Rhode-ia diringi 1i1;;6 anil 1.)17, and the
leading countries of origin:
1 'I 1017
Articles and oountri-s or ori:In. I -j .
*i,:i i" v' lh ,,'i .ntilv. Value.
Animals. livin- .............................. I nl rlI '. pr. 4 7., 21 '21. P"l4 M 349
L'nited Kinedom ...........................1 .... II i 7!1 2.41 92.' il1
South Afriea.. ........... ..................... 41, ; 17",, 1 21, '51 241, 25)
Antifri-? ion areis ............................p ii'il .. O IIl 2 7, .277 521i 4, s* ,',4
L'nited K inrdjm ............... .......... ... .. I 2i I I 7'l, 1 ..'' 7.
Uniled Stales.......................... ....... .... *uli1d i 324, 76 10,0U. 1
89-1009-18-Ctib--1










SUPPLEMENT TO COMMERCE REPORTS.


1916

Artri lr.ind colmtries of origin.
Quantity.


A p i.a' :l ii,,l 1 ............... ............... ..........
I ni Ic' Kinil .m.. .......................... ... ............
Sit'ilIe StLe: ....................................................
S4utih A.\frira. .......................... .... --- --- ... .---
Arni and niminln itii io....... ................... ....... ............
'nated Kinm........n ........................ .. ................
.1 <. -, ap[p, r itu ...................................... ...........
I'1 iter K inii il ................................ ........... -
B ags ......... ..... ... .......................num ber.. 1,013 S
United Kintigdlun ..... .... .................d.... 3 --
In, ia ....................................... d o 1, R .11 '307
i c.jpe filn .................................... feet. 'i l 1 ,
United KiriIouin ........................... do.... 2, 943, 7,7
Bla- ling c.mInrp ilndJs ......................... pouid,.. 2. ;I1 77:3
South Afrlica .............. ............ ...... do 2.174773
Brush ware ............. .............. ..... ... ...... .........
UIniied Kinrdom .............................. ..............
South lA r*icuaj. ............................ ... .. ........ ....
Candles ..................... ........ ......pounds.. 1,49, 37
LUnited Kingdom ..........................o.... M4,592
South .Al ic. ea.............. ........do .. 1,41)h. -a5
Can\va onl d icl ....................................................
I1.; t d Kulgdum ................................. .
S ou t1 h A fria ................... .................. ...........
C lo(.ks an 'd w atc h s ................................... ............
Un' itrd Kingdom ............. ............ ...........
Swit zerland ....................................... ............
United Statj' ................... ................... ...........
Cordaee and rope..................... hundred weight.. 722
Unirld KIinpd.dom ........................ do... .
Cork; and h)lun;, ................................ grls.. 5, i)rj
U ni ted Kinudomu .......................d.. 49,317
ColltI]n Inallii, illirpo
Pi nro ou ............................... .. ... .. .... .....
U ruled Kindom .............................. ...........
India.............................. .... .... ...........
Italy,.-... ... ......... ... .... -....... .
Japaly ............................... ......... ...........
Nethland .......... ............ ....... ... ......
it.d ........... ........ ... ...... .. ...... .....
Blankets and rt c ............................... ......
U united K inT- liii ...................... .........
France................. ............... ..... .... ... ...
Tial\........... ............... ....... .... ...
]I .ln ........... .... ....... .......... ............
N m i-rlhan i I. ... .. .. ... ....... ...
FI ti l t.'i ................................ ..... ......
HI siery .................... .. ......... ....... .. .
U niit d K ingl Jum ................ .. ..... .. .. .
... ...... ... ...... ... ..... .. .. ... .....
Jdlap: in .. ............. .. ........ ............ ...... ... I
Sain. ....................... ........... ............
l united l nt1 ,Lis. ...................... .. ...... .....
Sha w l- ............. .. ...... ................ .. .. .
1I' n il K in; i n i ............................ ....... .... .
Japan ....................................... ............
Wal.i ......... ........ ....................... ........

;V~ -------------------------------------------------
I nitei lv n i n ilIo ......................... ..... ....... .
iJrug (theli it i, ,, t' t ..
A ct'l, 'iil i.nu it ........................... prn id '. 4'',. t7
Snri ill Kingdomn ....................... o. 1 ,bys
1.la '.10 1 Wa l ........ ......................... ..
( "ellt) '[ I i reI,.., i .......................... ... .
A nit r i, l i ial ........................ ... ........ .. ..
Boraxu .. ... .... ............................. ....l I .....
Borax- --..- .-- -- --ntl- 1.
[ lill,'1in i L .......... [ 1 1i, '115
Calcillmi I arl il c. ... ................... ....... .. 27. ,.I'
S'at. li.dI .... ..... ... .............. .. I.........:
N ..r ,\ ... ... ............... l .... 12 1, 115
itdin e" a i it ind r n, i t -les....................... .. ........ .
nit"l K inio;-ni .................. ................
N It pina el r arati.m ................. .. ........
I' niti K in i. .t ........................ .. .. ...
I' 1 n i i tl es .. .. .. ...... .. .. .. .. .. ...
Earthen and china ware .........................................
United Kigi .............................. .................
M et Lrif cable and w ire......................... ... ............
l-l ie rb 'a e n,[ -.\ fro ................................. I............
U united KincdIom. .... ...................... ............
'nn itCe S 1a teS .. ................................... .. ........
E lectri a lri fi l in i0s............... ........................ ... ........
United Kingdom ...............................................
United States..................................... ............


I 005
743
1.i, 1.5
17. .-l





6. 92i'
.11,04
9,r Vi4
.3 145


16.'21
-112,43
262177
4,70.
21,153
10,.412
10,317
102
42,431
28.265
8,137


4142, I'Pl
10, 37
471,3 :i


"-.ti, 4:3l
Xi. 431
3i3,227
.1.2.12
GI,714
............


Value.


I_


19.


Value. Quantity.


$8 5 ,32 5 ...........
5 1.1,617 ...........
1 I'') ............
41,954 ............
.3,141 ............
77, ,,, ... .........
3 ,,309 ............
34,610 .........
140.126 1,S-27,065
307 27,145
134.795 1,7r)0,371
I6, l6i 2,. 777,.520
18.3, 76 2,60, ,110
4311. ,S 2,-l,,i613
43.,.317 2,654,613
17,69') ............
10,361 ...........
6.10 .........
107,196 1,2242,50s
2,915 24,351
101,591 1,21S,155
14.6i23 ...........
11,325 ..........
3,099 ............
I3. 3 ...........
9,601 ...........


10. 413 ?526
6,491 33.2
7,956 31,512
t, 6.'2 26,435

-*i.,75.2 .............
3J il59 ............

9, 3-5 ;7 ............
5.). 491 I
). I27, .. ............
1. 3 0 I............

214. 711 ............
l. I, 2 ............
I 45 .............
S7 4. ............
24.271 ............

S,204 .............
1 I:: ............

471 J............
3I ,T7'3 ............
1. 0.'2 ...........
9ti, .i, ....... .....
.1, 2,12 .......... .


1 52i3 ...........

110 .. ...
7. ,.. ......... .


5.179,4S7
416,237
4, 42
35,533
167, 00
161,576
25,744
22,089
239,500
3,022
233, 081
14.1,632
141,255
441,043
441,043
22,392
10,583
11,189
202,812
3,626
199,18 I
31,195
19,099
11,675
16, ti6
5,592
6,429
4,336
9,933
6,434
9,397
7,.5S7

727.707
07",4.11
.ti,G31
.3,631
16, 493
4,8 'i

17,6 .3
153,024
43. O03
13,144
."1,l6il
22,011
S1.3&'
3,2 t 1i
32e.7G6'i
212, 28Si
i 1,-50
100,342
2,000
\142
24, 19
14,401)
21i 1
3,260
3.2341
17, RNI
1.251
16. 90
2-4, US
16,059
3.144
12,531
12,531
9,981
3,397
3,533
2,070
21,038
47.S67
26,790
4,210
25,977
20,790
2S, 070
20,775
7,125
41,059
27,296
9,045











BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA.-RHODESIA.


1
Articles and countries of origin.
Quantity.


Enam eled ware ............................................ ........
United Kindom................................... ..........
United State ..... .............................. .........
Food and drink. ,ari i- t of:
Ale, beer, and sti itl ........................ all.-.n 43,012
United Kingdonm.......................o. d.... S,
S,.,uth .\rri .................... ....... ii...o .. 34,
Bakine powder ........................... pounds.. 40, Y'.
L'nited Statrs........... ......... ... do... 26, 467
B3is nits ............... ............... ..... do.. 47 ,226
United Kindonm ...................... ..... 11. 110
S..uth Afrit a............................ do.... 353.2r.4
Cheese................................. do... 12' ,.1211
( anada..... .................. ..........do.... 33,208
Snulh A fri'a ............................. do.... 54,815
Cocoa and rh-c-olato, unswcctened.......... do.... 30",1Af
U.:mn d King'leI ................. .... do.... 3:, :'
Conlfi ionary'...... .................do... 33'7. .;.
ULnit(d l Kiin d m ........................do... dI.l ,1"0?
South Afri-a ............. ... ..If... .. rl ... 7, '2
Farin;niertis preparations-On meal..........do.. 265,480
I'nitid Kin z dor.m ......... ............ ... 113.1l1
United .t Nr: es .......................... do.... 21..iri
Solth .Afrl a.......................... ilo,... %. .i11,
Fish. pr.-r-s.r vld ..... ............ ..... ... d. .... 212, 7.
ignited Kingd l -m ......................... ri.... 67,225
(ana.1 a .................. .............. .... 55,924
Norway.................................do.... :1I.'
United States..........................do.... l', 7
Flour and meal, wheat................... do.... 7. 7. .n?
Canada.............................. do.... 2.>.%,' ..
nd ia .. ................................ ... .2 *
Austra ia...............................do.... 280,500
United States...........................do.... 911, 40F
South Africa.............................do.... 3,337,C83
Fruits-
BUr t'ed and tinned....................do.... 151,889
United Kingdom ...................do.... 2. 12'
South Afri a........................do.... III ".'-i
Currants and raisins................... do.... 7'. 073
Greee................................ do.... 37;,96
South Africa........................do.... 2i6,913
Dried... .................................do.... 133,875
South Africa.........................do.... 109,169
Jams and ijelies...................... .....do... '- .'"'
United Kingdom........................do.... i. I'l
South Africa............................. .... .3 ." ",
Meats, sa'ted or cured..................... do.... 241,767
I' nr,' Kinl.. .........................do... 99,820
United ;trv. ..............................do.... 57,010
Mi:k. r ndlensd ...........................do.... 3Tr? ot1
I n1tedi m rl. I. ....................... dr,. 3.', 9'
I.nf ld-il *"tat; ........................... .l 2 '. 21,
Pi-k',s and sau'es............... ..........do.... ",
United King.l ; ..................... .... I. '.:1
Rice......................................do.... 1,657,231
India.............:................do.... 791,771
Maa.1a ~.r... ................... ... 0do.... 360, 90
-iam ............. .....................do.... 415,'82
Spirit<. pot .blc-- randy ................ g.!n.. 22,7 8
Fran .. ............ ................... l. .. 2,0(12
South Africa............................. .. do.... 20, 002
S ugar ..................................... '-iu l 1, .. i.10
Maitritius. .......... ...................di. ... I 7
Pot Iugu.,i' Faqt \frirj ................. do .... 210,'".l1
South .\[ria .................. ........... i ... 4,..'i., 455
Furni ture and cabinet ware......................... .........
L'ni'ed K inzdui........................ ...........
1Uniled Stares ............................ ..... .....
South Africa..................................................
Hardware and cu'lerv................. ...... ... ...........
United. Kined-lm............. ............... ..........
i1; nir d States........................ .......... .....
India rubber and gutta percha: Tire rubber and rub-
b er tires ..... ............ ...................... .. ..........
LInirtd Kinedom..............................................
United States...........................................
Iran and s:eel:
Bar. b)ar. and r-d...............hu.ndredweiht. 18,654
liniied K indom. ......................... ..., .... 15,892
South .\Arica................................. o.... 1,841


Value.


S21. 9S2
I1 I, 1l
?, l151

32 .191
2, .i-.-5
30. 511.3
14,949
133, ".513
57,843
22,045
35,233
35,443
7,674
15,909
12,779
8,998
85,115
49,755
32,708
16,753
9,154
1,418
5,187
47, 23
9,436
15,178
10,380
2,399
2' 215
S.5 34
5
7,825
28,746
173,267

17, 1

12,662
10,652
4,720
4,287
23, 2!2
19.544
42,328
6,156
35 968
:.'2 35
28,2' 0
14,(831
51,346
42, 04.
3,303
13. 1 7
..l I I
26,532
10,570
11,300
45, 87
10,039

254,766
9,626
5,076

35, ;03
4,720
33,345
6, 231
4 1 628
1:..'.]7

89,729
67,737
13,70

85,495
75,572
7,345


Quantily. Value.


............ .. I .,, 4




31. i .15 I 'I ,7





6,380 1,961
46 r.74 V, 9
46, 7931 1,.7


'6,380 2,316




103,362 6.093
109,302 2,, 775
32,488 5, :'3

16,057 5,981
19,784 4.818
6,737, '82 32-,111
1,1 ,341 ..1,775
233,19,Q0 44,188






150,020 F. 1.37
468,953 ,,.'l
3,797,952 199,317
921.0322 50,67







11,009 1, -
76,595 9, ?
S.7.92 13, 1042









38,195 6,531
117,393 21,316
103,362 6,093








108,764 19,836
t32,8 2.21









3'N IfS 42 1-5
57, 211 1. 21' .
14,107 <,r' ,I









16,657 5, 98
19,784 4.818









6,737,9 7,528
213,6731 1.87799









171,205 27,418
18 162 2,823
2-1 12." 'S
1,144,40 44, 188'
S150,02071 10
468,91. 53 3*.I2
3,797, 52 199, 317











92,' 3 18,156
211,009 II. -'.











5,722,787 313,001
.76,55429 6,525
1, 72 11 59701
S028,921 188,.21











............ 72,004
38,195.. 20,132

117,393 21,431













............ 15,440

............ 99.131
............ C.4, 51
............ 24,036

17,273 117,803
13,137 93,719
108,764 19,836
3' 5 ':.i"2 4fi. '21


15 17 1,'j ,

26,7f;9 7,528
2B,(i71 3,. 899
171,205 27,418
18,162 2,823


,hi 1 ,,* { 3',. 1';2

3. ', i,7 8,156


32,424 7 ,200
5,722,787 313,004
1. 127. 429 64,525
1,",' 1,!75 59, 401
J 028,935 188, 621
........... 72,0(X
............ 20,132



............ 15, 440


............ 24,036

17,273 117,803
13,137 93,719
,Ul I 17, 4C7











SUPPLEMENT TO COMMERCE REPORTS.


Articles and countries of origin.
Quantity.


Iron an1 r'eel-Continued.
Pipi ,..iil iiiiiii ................. lunI dre.dweiRli .. 10,31i
I nailed lKMir l .......................do. .. 9,83
i all\ ini ( 1. nlo 1 cirl lipaled ................. o.. ... ,7
I nilcl K inr luni ........................ do... .. ,322
1 iii l I S tl.' ................... ......... ... ...
.T 1lr' .. ................ ................... .......... .............
I'nlr e, I I n -dom .................................. ............
Leat hec .i1,l IfltI hor naiLfctitciure-"
I'nii:icitcif wiInire I. ........................puid... 3">, :i31
I n iel KIin edlc, i ........................do.... 13,370
I lPirei] S il", ..........................do. .... ', 711
Smith .fr ica ................... ........... do 10,24
Booti andll sh,. ............................. pairs.. lui,4
U icild Kincdm ii...... .......... .. 91,134
I iliel States......................... do.... 3,
Machinery, etc.:
A I riiiila Ir. ................................. ............
Il'o I Kimaln..ni.... ................................
1 rilr L t tr .. .... ...................................
Fin 1'1 Onil 11 Itin I1. ............................... ............
I i c I K ing, n,'m ...................... .. ..... .......

I ir n 1 tl l l ... ............... ........ ...... ......
'ictricil ..... .................................................
Sr'nilcr. K in ............................ ......... .. ..........

( niteI St:Kin Iii.. ............................. ............
nr,,r 4te .raiti t...........................................
M inim .. ...... ............ ..................... ............
rtic I1 Inp.iin ..........................................
.ini ralie ... ... ..... ... .............................
France.. .... ... .......................... .. .......
United '-. tr'...... ........................... ............ .
Minirg buckets and tip trucks.................... .1 ............
Uni .ted K I... ............................ ...... ....
r n c......... ........................ ........ ........... .
IUilLr .I 1I c V- .........................................

,iilrr Iiiric.-. .. ..........................ll.... 217,l

Unite I l .. ....n ......................1(... fl.. ,4
!rili "n t. 1................................ I .,,I4
M ot *-i.irit .. .. ................................... .. I ..7. 1.
J' l l I I.: 1 ........................ .. .l,
I n'tri i States.. .............................n I ', l.41
S"'Ir.illin .... ......................... i 211.. 11 S
I'nil li E.14: In '10 .................. ..... ,. .. 4.. "'i;
I Ir..II S l .. ............................. .l 1 4 i

PI'l i iin ........ ...... .......... ........... .. ..... ....
I "n I K i g' I ................. ......... .. ... .. .....
( i .l n 'l .... ................ ....... ... .. .
T' l llr -l J hI .................. ........... .. .
\Wrci .linr.................. ................ ............
I lirl Al lKcI;c .. .......................... ..... ...........
Nl in 1 i n ....................................................
i . . .. . . .. .
P criniiirt ............ ................................ ............
Tlnii I Klinirgdoin ................................. .........
1. in. .1 S1 .. .......... ......................... .............
P1al ll. nr. l pi ii .. w I .......................... .. ........ ..
I I Kinr'lrn .. ..........................................
S 1i l ir :.rin liol k.............................. ............
I'nih i 1 K inr-" i n ............................ ..... ........... .
U' t I Siill ......................... .. ..... ...... ... ............
tirric.jl idl iir t il l i.pli'oirui ......................................
i'nTi I K inl.. ,iri n .... .................. ...... ... .. .......
1 i l L I i l, ..... ........................ ... ............ .
T I't ......... ........................................ ...........
nI' 'I IKi'-l,'n ............................. ............

lii % 10 n i- r iN .'e lli- M ........... .. ................. ...........
I n llI i( intI',l i, ............................... ............
Mr.l I. ill vrls n ll il r ............................. ........ ....
ill 1 l.iiir.,i lim ...........................................
,I Ki ,I M q Ie m. ................................. ............
INf i o I. c, I t P .A" ............................... .. ... .......
M Iotorcars iril pl ................ .... ............. ..
1 ILl l K n l rn .................... ... ... ........ .
i'iiii,! .i,.', I .i. ..........................................
64 1, i ...............................................


916


alone Qunnntity.



$i0,7.",3 .n,465
5s, 977 k, 38
l1,,:t21 5,1 57
37.:ili 2, '00
2.6'.11 2,957
31, 67l ............
30.313 ...........

1L. 76S 36, 3.i.
7.417 5,9htW
3,210 6, 21
'6, USS 21,315
213, 211 69,t, I:i
168,9 01 49,035
9, 352 7,422

21,.S12 ............
7. .36 ...........
14. 171 ............
77,919 ...........
71. M.t5 ............
;, 0.14 ............
.3' ,071 ............
I..." ,.", ............
:,. 34 ............
20,264 ............
l l, -) ............
4. ).iI ............
21 1 R ) n............
2',,3' 19 I ............
211. 3-11 1 1 1 1 1 1
9.7u7 ............
5 1.7 11 ............
1.720 .............
.. 1'Jq ..........
4J, 372 ......
25.072 I..........
14, i.1 ... ... ... .

.:0).5;. 192.442
41. 1 .7 1i. 122
I ,227 12.0, 27.'7
."9.S 79 221i, 231
24, 11 77, 7r6
;..7 ; 13,077
47, .j' 2 .'..".,55
;. ;77 29,0`10
4i. 752 176,473

2 ,. 1 .. .. ... ... .
21 : 7 ............



m,1.h I............

l ,.;> 1............
I., I J ............
I., '4'i ............
'IT. 2 t I .............
22,.,2.1 ............
22 31,7 .......... .
114. 71.3 ............
9, 74.1. ...........
I, 7 ,.1 I I ...........

12, ...........
2, .. .1 ..........
1 ',. U U ............
I.1, 5;0 ............

4V.,, I II ............


17.902 ............
9. 1 .q ............
l.. .3 ........... .
31,370 ..............
11 .1.442 ............


117


Value.


$65,372
64,213
32,912
10,706
22,201;
33, 90I'
30,620

26,615
4,044
4, 09r
18,29.i
161),166
118,709
22,216

10,006)
5,047
3.377
93, t6
*3,16-1
10,497
19, 067
11. <9
4,930
24,702
1., 429
5..,74
301. 73?
21ti, 3i9
2, 6..2
4,i"15
46, 1 36
21. yl' i
13.916
3.379
1., 193


79, S12
.32,2S4
41,-495
117,210
31,542
S02. 623
5t, 40t
4,:65
A1, .43

28,377
17,49)
5,942
1,236
14,536
3,2';5
3.932
5,227
23,622
12,857
.,511
29,"34
29, 739
95,612
73. 752
5,321
16. 137
13,996
1.601
12, 196
9,879

3R9, 0WL
36, 168
31,379
13,466
16,0.50
199,142
16,9%9
1 R, 939
74,94-
105,1114








BRITISH SOUTIH AFRICA-RHIODESIA.


1916 1917
Art i les and countries of or ig:n.
Qiiantil. Value. Quantity. Value.

W ood. and manufacture of ........................... ...... .. 7,155 ............ i: 699
Swen ........... 66,822 ............ :479
wBlaeklen .......ru.................................... ............ ............ 22,517
united Stiiles n..... .................................. ....... 11,52 ............ 124, 5
Woolen rnnufL l fjl re,:
Blanketsand rug. .. ............................... ........... ............ 2,517
United Kingdom ............................... ............ ]i;, ;' 7 ............ 10, 108
Fsiery .. ....................................... ............ 34.11 ............ 2 692
Hosiery .. .. ..................................... ............| 34,211 ............ 22,6102
Uiited Kingdom...................... .. ... ...... 21 ............ 21, 9G
Zinc. unimanufacturdl ................ hundrllrtlc ht.. 9,1.3 "14, 9,962 2C3, 93
United Kincdlom ......................Io.. ..l 1,475 186 2,005
'il tedl Staes ............................. d..d .. .. 9,0 ;: 212,429 9,677 199,604

Southern Rhodesia as a Gold-Producing Country.
Southern Rhodesia is one of the chief gold-prodnieing colntrie, of
the world. It is given fourth rank for 1917, although the production
was curtailed considerably. The decreaie. is the fir4t .-inve the
beginning of the industry, with the exc'teption of i small :ell-tack in
1910, and is attributed (1) to the cessation of operations on certain
mines, owing to the payable ore having been exlhaiited; (2) to the
increased cost of working, on account of the enhanced value of stores
u!ed ; (3) to the growing ditlffiI.tlty in purchasing the ineie-.ry equip-
ment for mines which are already developed; and (4) to the stop-
page of credit to small workers in several instances.
The total yield of c~lold decrea:edl from 930.3'.6 fine olnce.s, of a
value of $ls,..~ ,,93.1, in 1916 to s34.31l fine (ounce-, worth $17,01'-.;20,
in 1917. During the year 2..595.5.05 tons of ore were milled, as com-
)pared with L'.!.7,444 tons in 1916; and alindls treated amounted to
1.33S,065 tons, as against 1,2.15...47 in 1916.
The average value per ton of ore milled reached 26.90s. ($t;..,.), as
against 26.08s. ($6.35) in 1911. S(amps, in use decreased from 1,172
in 1916 to 989 in 1917. In addition to gravity tmi:lips. there were 29
grinding pans, 23 tube mills, 6 gate rolls, 6 Chilean mills, 5 Hunting-
tons, 1 Lane mill, 1 waterfall mill, 1 rl'iatinjg plant, and 1 smelting
pla nt. in use.
Silver and Copper Production Shows an Increase.
Production of silver showed an intcruiseo from 200,676 o4nn'ie,
valued at $106.;59, in 1916, to 211.,;s)9 ounces, worth $129,5l11, in
1917.
The output of copper in 1917 amounted to 3,911 tons, valued at
$2.016.911, as compared with 3,."'1 tons, worth $1..90,676, in 1916.
The average price per ton amounted to 106 (.$16). The greater
part of the 1917 output came from the Falcon mine, but there were
at least 16 other small producers.
On account of the difficulty in obtaining shipping facilities, sales
of chrome ore were more restricted than during 1916. However,
prices were considerably higher, and the 1917 output of 72.01.1i tons,
valued at $1,593,034, was worth very little less than the 88,871 tons
of 1916, which sold for $1,621,372. Owing to the rise in the value of
chrome, pro.lectinrg was more active in 1917 than in the previous
year.
Asbestos and Coal Industries Active-Mineral Claims Increase in Number.
The asbestos industry has been growing in importance for some
years, and during 1917 considerable development took place. The








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production fr the year wias .562 tons. valued at $924,100. as against
6,157 tons. vilned at $4$2.071, in the preceding year.
The coal industry wa;s also active during the year. In addition to
Meeting ln-;l rel I iiircments, t the Wainkie colliery supplied large quan-
titie., of .o(,:'l ;lld coke to tle Belgian copper fields and to the railways
tlhroue',ihot the country. During 191D there were 548,954 tons of
coal r;iised. :026.026 tons sldl, 124.410 tons used for coke, and 2,188
tons employed in connection with brickkilns. The declared value
amounted to --73.905. as compared with $639,7.8) in 1010.
Tlie 1917 output and value of other minerals. metals, and precious
stoles were: 7.072 tons of lead, $4;1,28S6; 143 tons of tungsten, $68,700;
53 tons of antimony, $4.S2S; 7T tons of arsenic, $779; 20,749 tons of
ironstone, $15,037; 4 tons of tin, $2,672; 12,474 carats of diamonds,
$2';2,:. ; and other precious stones, $39,248.
Although there was a small decrease in the number of gold claims
registered, there was an increase of 747 base-mineral claims. Among
the latter were registrations for mica, talc. sulphur, aluminum, and
wuolfra mite.
Mining Shares Pay Large Dividends-Lack of Supplies.
Dividends on mining shares amounted to $3,364,017 in 1917, as com-
pared with $3,124,201 in 1916; while the developing companies paid
out $750,:70. as compared with $164,351 in 191(. The dividends on
Rlhodesian shares, therefore, constitute a record.
Mining supplies: were obtained with such difficulty from abroad
that economy in all directions had to be practiced. This was particu-
larly true with respect. to the use of explosives, and, owing to the
shortane of glvcerin, the use of which was decreased by 30 per
cent, lower-gerde explosives were brought into use. However, in
spit of tlte (olstacles which were encountered, no mine had to dis-
conitinue work on account of the shortage of stores.
Many essentials which were previously imported from overseas are
now manufactured in the Union of South Africa or Rhodesia, and,
in cases where it is not feasible to make the articles required, the gnp
has been filled by efficient substitutes.
Marked Progress in Agricultural Industries.
The area under cultivation in Southern Rhodesia amounted to
1.4I50,020 acres at the end of 1917. Of this, 276,10S acres belonged
to Europeans and 1,179,912 to natives. The actual figures for the
gro-s acreage iund er all crops reached 249 ,03: an increase of 46,902
acre'., or ab uti. 23 per cent. whereas the increase of the preceding
year amounted to only 11 per cent. This substantial progress in-
dicates that considerable agricultural headway was -,ade in South-
ern Rhoidesia during 1917.
Maize is the foremost. agricultural crop, and the amount of land
planted to thi s grain in 1917, which increased by 16.32 per cent over
the previous year, exceeded the grand total for all crops in 1916.
The harvest constituted a record, reaching 938,130 bags from 203,150
acres. This is an increase of 257,845 bags as compared with the pro-
duction of 1910. Exports of maize amounted to 413,376 bags, the
reminder being retained for local consumption.
Wheat also showed a notable extension in acreage, the area in-
creasing by 127 per cent. to a total of 4,655 acres. Of this, 1,534
acres produced 3,031 bags as a sununer crop. and 3,121 acres were









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planted in winter wheat. Notwithlstanding the increase, wheat flour
and meal will doubtless have to be impn .rt'd for tile coming -t.iL-n.
The most important of the folders is teff graI.-. of \\hiil there
were 2,014 acres planted in 1)17, ;ia comp with 1,7-1 acres in
1916. The acreage of napier fodder, which is a pItennial jii:tive of
the country. was increalsc from 479 to 753 nr;re. in 1917.
Tobacco is a crop of some value. During 1915 its (ultivation le
ceived a serious setb-'ack on account of cmu~mercinl ratle'r thaii i::nri-
cultural reasons. In 1914 there were 5,i27 acres planted, and the
crop yielded 3,001.75)0 poi(uds; in 1917 the acreage d1v'ric-ed:l' to
1,.9., acres, yielding 910,184 poi>nds of tobacco.
Other crops of growing importance are nuts. Leanis. Kaffir corn,
potatoes, buckwheat, rye, sunflower. dholl, and lin-ced.
Citrus Trees in Southern Rhodesia.
The subjoined table giving the number of citrus trees in South-
ern Rhodesia in 1917 is taken from the report of the stntitiiciian
for that Province:

Kind of tree. Bt in 1 Nonierinz.I Total.

Orange ................. ........... .................... ..... 37,791 7Q, 4. 4 s ,.. R3
Lemon ......................... ......................... 8,300 12 *2,'
Lime ........................................................... ..436 2'5 :.
Naartje ................................... ........................... 4,115 1,837 .,' .'
Grapefruit ....................................................... .. ,'.7 2.324 '1
Pompelm ous............................................. .......... i it. U 246
Total.... ................................................ 4-.. '.", 4 I 14 I. 1 12'

Labor and Health Conditions.
Skilled white labor was scarce during the year, and the average
number of natives employed in Southern Rhode-ia decrvased from
40.214 in 1916 to 34.036 in 1917. Thef inubui of iti\es supplied to
employers by the Labor Bureau, however, was 10,110, as compared
with 6,681 in 1917. Of the former figure, the iniie, received 27.41:
per cent; farmers. 51.06 per cent; Cgneral employers. 9.24 per cent;
and employers in Northern Rhodesia, 2.27 per cent.
The native labor situation was more serious in Northern ho1(de-i:a,
owing to the dilocation of the bureau's organization in the Tete and
Borne districts of Portuguese East Africa. As a rule, a large per-
centage of labor is obtained from those ditriit-.
The statistics relating to mortality of native l:Ilior on thin mines
were very satisfactory, the rate of 21..5 per 1.',1) .cin a rc,'ord.
Exports from Southern Rhodesia for 1916 and 1917.
The following table shows the iin '1 tity and value of the principal
.exports from Southern Rhlodesia during the past two years:

1916 1917
Art les and coutris of d'.sr -nijlI il l.
Quan liti. Value. Quantity. Vahle.

Animals, liinr*
Catti for slauc hter ............... ....n...n'nlr.. 12,15 ti.54"-., 1.221 F661.678
South Africa ................ .......... .. 12,71' 5.l, ,q7 13,221 Ff.1,678
Northern Rhodi.5ia .....................o.... ir, 3,466 ...... ............
Mu]e ......... .... .. ........... ... .... 4 2, .
zouth Af'rinca... ......................... ... 13 19,83 84 1-',)U7
Coats, sheep and lambs.................. do... 4,6 19,126 7,183 .;,703
Belgian kongo ...................... do...... 1,2r 7,713 1,715 11,913











8 SUPPLEMENT TO COMMERCE REPORTS.


1916 1917
Articles and countries of origin.
Quantity. Value. Quantity. Value.


Ashestns, raw................................pounds. 11,434,571 ?432.500 19,932,2R1 3513,747
I nited Klcdom ............................do.... 11,430,42.'5 432.26 19,418,201 781,149
South .Africa................................dot).. 4,116 204 514,0'0 32,598
Pags Iintt Iathr)............................number.. .5',299 5.421 1A0. 435 1R,332
Norllihiir Rhodsia .....................do... 52,2.34 4,521 114..37 13,529
Bra Y and copper...........................long tons.. 3,40 2,202, .63 3,592 2,322,605
united Kmindorn............................do... 13 3,f40 12 2,691
United Platts................................do.. 3,395 2, 19', 023 3,5.0 2,319,914
Cement......................................pounds.. 2,491,697 30, 0.6 3.299.337 45.711
'P IL'iii Kronen ..............................do.... 1, 5F7,630 20,f600 2,473.360 33,744
P'rirrnjl" Te a l Africa......................do.... 91,071 954 1Q0,600 1, 39
Northern ithrll.sl........................... do... OLP3G 9, 13 599,677 9,353
Coal ............................................tons.. >F., 354 172,2T' 102,314 202,052
Beleian Koneo ............................. do.... 54,419 10.7nn 4', 169 87,699
Portuguese Fast Africa......................do.... ., 19.3 1. '7,:7 Ix, 35 39, x52
South Africa................................do... 12,911 26,702 12,936 26,751
Northern Rhnorsia........................ do.... In.511 22.3n' 22,.524 47,750
Coke and patent fuel..............................do.... 4 139 22,641 61,913 3,4,872
Belian Konco ...........................do.... 4.5,06S 274, 1.4 57,046 347,02.5
Northern Ithud-ia ......................... .. ... 1,071 R, 4-7 4, 67 37, '47
Diamonds...................................... carats. 1,213 31,215 6, 15,4-6
United Kingdom..........................do... 274 2n,: :2 520) 11,315
South Africa...............................do.... 339 10,273 147 3,'01
Food and drink, articles of:
Butter and butter substitutes ............pounds.. 77,f,60 33.165 2c3.,20n 117, 5,S
BelgianKongo ..........................do... 40.471 22.415 5., .13 23, 46
Norrlhern Rhodesia .....................do... 19, 201 141 2n1. 4, 8.745.
South Afrinca............................do.. 1.111 414 129.773 .2,451
Flour and meal, wheat...................... do.... 2?. 162 17. 1,7 2799, O 20,503
Northern Rhodesia...................... do.... 2.1.313 I f. -3 174.INO 13,947
Maize....................................... do.... in.405, 524 139.9i7 435, I10,2.4 753,032
United Kingdom .......................do.... I, 1.20, 0(0, 11.164 53, .329, 593, 801
South Africa...........................do... 1,75,2, S1A 2r., ,.' 4, 2., 427 70,374
Maize meal................................. dj.... 2,434,619 3\,3. 6,227,16i4 118,028
British East A rioa.....................do............ ...... 2, 0001, 9 4, 202
Northern 1:h.-,disvia.....................do.... 92"1 '. 27,725 1, '.716 29,754
South Africa ............................do... 1,5ul.SI 10.68:. 2,075, 24) 42,535-
B,.-l:ian K un i, ........................ ..... ........... ......... 261. 7") 5,.514
put alt ,nt .................................. do.... 537,2-11 15,256 76., 262 20.4.1
I'uort :'i -. Fal \frica .................do... 227, .1' 5, 167 444,517 9.4.5.
Northern Ith.i v.ia ....................do... 1140,2o 5,523 112,1,2f 4.453
Ore, chrome iron.............................. tons.. S7, 40i; 1,55.., 123 5,321 1.2x, 829
United Kingdom..........................do.... S, 179 15.1, S2 1.64S 405, 136
France...................................... do... 1, 179 .....
United States .............................. do .. .. 1,2.i, .79 3x, fir 8.34, 05
Sc.aI common................................pounds.. 2,127 11, 7 74,611 10,9.30
BelVian Kongo ............................do...4. 4, '.', 1, 6f9 t16,24 2.4 '3
Northern Rhodesia.........................do... 73.63J, 9,4'15 53,930 8,049
Unmanufactured.................. .......do.... 1,311,411 176,3.~ 705,597 269,709
South Africa............................do... 1,1i,', 17-' 17.5,3 4 -4, 5 135, 118
Manufa-tured...............................do... 1I, 990 3, 7'16 26, 329 8, ,20
Northern I;h -I ia ......................do.... 1, 959 4,730 21,210 6,959
South Africa ............................do... 1,313 4j2 3, 141 1,255


Import Trade of Northern Rhodesia.

Below are. given the quantity and value of the principal articles
imported into Northern Rhodesia during 191(; and 1917:

1916 1917
Articles and countries of origin.
Quantity. Value. Quantity. Value.

App-rol .nd C]1v ................................................... 32,4 4 ............ $3.5,793
S11111i 1 K m 'I .om ............. . ...... .... 2 ............ 29,759
U united i a ie: ........... .................... .. .. ........ 4 .... 409
Bags.... .... .. ...... ...... ...............numler. isf16i 19,'1l 216,342 2-1.264
ndia............................. ............ do.... 179,647 19,422 20', 352 23,3 30
(an -.. ....................................pounds.. 44,4 9 7,339 41,009 7,631
United Kin-i.nrn ...........................do.... 1,7-3 253 1,2.23 2t6
Cement............................................do.... SR2,160 9,203 604,677 9,431
I'li,.-d Kirli.l-,rn ...........................do.... 3K51,774 1,6f'5 32, nn 365
:. .III lh i..:l ...................... .........do.... 45 1,3%6 7,.i5n 572,677 9,066
(ona and coe..... ......... ............ ...... tons.. 11,'27 31n,329 27,391 85,597
houth Africa................................do.... 11,527 30,323 27,391 85,597












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Ar! I le .an-I countries of Irir.in.
Quantity.


Col Ion rlni:ii].ft l 'r -.
'ieu'? I. ;......1...........................................
1'h, I..l i.u.I. !i .............................. ............
Siiil .. ............. ...............................
I ills lalv r ....... ............................ .. ..........
Ne1 11. i.i. l ..:................................... ...........
i 'rl it i ird ul :l! I .-..................... ............. ............
Blu 1.111t ri .. i l '.. .............................................

I..ir lilt i. ". ............................... .. .........
,11illdl l.. .i. .. .. ... ............................ .........
i : ,rl I: ..... ..................................
Nor' i lor d ... ............................ .... ...........

l:rir rI K ,,i n r'111.........................................
J III i ..... ................... ..................... ...

Food aid dlunk jrtntluJ. of:
Jamn Indll ll ............................ pounds.. 52,228
UTi rr'il k ivr-'loit r ........................do.... 9,398
'rl .\ :rI a.............................do... 42. t7
Flout a.i nia i % h.at...................... do.... I." 21,1
I 'n, I 1 ................... ............. do. ... '22
Init-bl ;il it ...........................do.... 1,.959
Si,illi \frirj .......:..................... do.... h.', 409
Sliril r 11i ide-
fir-Ald'. ..............................all.'ri .. 2,024
Fi. nce...............................do.... 204.
So'Itrh A.li i'........................ do .... 1,07
\\ n ....................................do.... 8,793
united Kingdo ................ .. do.... 8,781
HadLerl.D'nrv and nulinler. .......................................
I'lnir.il Klnic rIr.l............................................I
I iardiv.rt andii ntll'y. ........ .......... .........................
United Kingdom..............................................
United States..................................... ...........
Tmp.rnr nil. .riunlt .rrl... .................... .............
nImp i ri Kn iC..mt t ................................ ............
U nitl d Sljt ....................................... ...........
U ni te, lt.. .. .... ............................... ............

India rubber, raw and mniti.fa' tr J.. ... ... ......................
United Kin:im .................................... ...........
Unil.nlt S it. ...............................................
Leather er inni.. Bloirs nd shoes ............. p. i ..' ;,146
ITnit d Kll'ng..Ilr ............................do.... 4,638
Machin,.r:
M i il nin ....... .. .. .............. .. ... .. .
.i united KJ iini .. ............................ ...........
Other...........................................................
U united K ini .i u ............................ ............
1 united S at,' .... ..... ................. .

L ul.ri lin i a....... .... ... ... ............. ... h. ...| 1 ; '
S united K 'in.,IJd n ........................ .I .l .. .1
L'n i. i. S I I,.t ........................... .. .... 11
M ine i, iaincl ridint I; iraffJin................... .1 :.1i
I niledl t.' ai ............................. o .... 20,945
Vehicles:
Biycl, s azit t rievel.]s. .
"ic~c i'ls I hi' rrr l c ............................................
nii- Kin 'ldum .. ........... ........... ............
Motor vehicles.................................................. .
F t(.-d K iu ',dom .............................. .... ..........
U n ited t :ire ......................... .... .. .. ...... I
South Africa.................................... ...........
a


Value.



S91 92,1


Quantity.


"'


WASHINGTON: GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1918


47, 1, 8 ............

72,17 ............

7,769 ............


1,387 ............
1,332 ...........
6,I 6 ............
17, 1 2 ............
",',I... ..........

7,062 37,285
1.17 6,779
,;, i 30,237
26,795 4111.2 1
1,659 ;1 I
516 2=
.*2. 'C, 399, 748

5,663 3,762
1,027 231
4,604 3,530
30,250 6,336
30,192 6,306
1 271 .............
17 ',,7 ..
24,659 ...........
17, (03 ...........
1,552 ............
17,592 ............
12,210 ............
4 2I 1 ............
11 '.4', .............
...........

li -..i 4,191
, i., 3,484

38,163 ...........
37,423 ............
19,091 ............
15,393 ............
1,528 ...........

6,068 15,352
l.i,:1 10,790
".1,' I 2C.2
6,093 -. .' 2
5,947 22,310

7,338 ...........
7,314 ............
1",635 ............
5,991 ............
4,696 ............
6,716 ...........


Value.





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i '. i,



21,135

24,576
11,972

5,436
993
4,409
27,515
1,.,"
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1,294
10,176








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17,198
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L,. 906

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20t
11,422
9,076

16,82.
..i I 'i
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2,789

5,9'1
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1,7;;
8,074
7,4S5

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