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REPORT OF THE
TENTH FISCAL PERIOD


DOMINICAN CUSTOMS

RECEIVERSHIP


UNDER THE AMERICAN-DOMINICAN
CONVENTION OF 1907, FOR THE PERIOD
JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 1916


TOGETHER WITH
SUMMARY OF COMMERCE FOR 1916


SUBMITTED TO
THE BUREAU OF INSULAR AFFAIRS, WAR DEPARTMENT
BY THE GENERAL RECEIVER OF DOMINICAN CUSTOMS
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, MARCH 15, 1917


WASHINGTON
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
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REPORT OF THE

TENTH FISCAL PERIOD


DOMINICAN CUSTOMS

RECEIVERSHIP


UNDER THE AMERICAN-DOMINICAN
CONVENTION OF 1907, FOR THE PERIOD
JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 1916



TOGETHER WITH
SUMMARY OF COMMERCE FOR 1916



SUBMITTED TO
THE BUREAU OF INSULAR AFFAIRS, WAR DEPARTMENT
BY THE GENERAL RECEIVER OF DOMINICAN CUSTOMS
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, MARCH 15, 1917


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THE AMERICAN-DOMINICAN CONVENTION, 1907.


TENTH FISCAL PERIOD REPORT, DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP.
CLARENCE H. BAXTER, GENERAL RECEIVER.


OFFICE OF THE GENERAL RECEIVER,
Santo Domingo, D. R., March 15, 1917.
SIR: Pursuant to the General Regulations, the Annual Report of
the Dominican Customs Receivership, embracing transactions of the
tenth fiscal period, calendar year 1916, is respectfully submitted
herewith.
COLLECTIONS.
For the second time in the history of Santo Domingo the customs
collections of the Republic have amounted to more than $4,000,000
during a 12-months' period. The exact total, $4,035,355.43 repre-
sents an increase over the previous year of $153,307.03.
Worthy of note is that the only decrease occurred in the collections
from miscellaneous items, as shown in schedule No. 5.
Considering the unsettled conditions which prevailed during the
year, the flourishing condition of trade as indicated by customs
returns is really gratifying. Traffic also was interrupted on the rail-
road leading from interior centers to the seaport of Puerto Plata,
which not only prevented the exportation of the products of the
country in due time, but also caused importers to curtail orders for
imported merchandise.
An analysis of the returns by ports shows that practically the whole
increase for the year took place at the sugar district port of Macoris.
Revenues produced from duties on importations and exportations
amounted to $3,680,716.99 and $248,571.97, respectively, showing an
increase of $125,491.49 on imports and $16,621.20 on export duties
collected, as compared with the calendar year of 1915.
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4 REPORT OF THE DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP.

GROSS COLLECTIONS BY YEARS.

For ready reference and comparison the following table is inserted
showing the collections by years since the commencement of the
receivership:
Gross collections from the first modus vivendi year, Apr. 1, 1905, to
Mar. 31, 1906.................. ... .................... $2,502,154.31
For the second modus vivendi year ............................... 3,181, 763. 48
For the 4 months' period, Apr. 1 to July 31, 1907 (termination of
modus vivendi)............................................... 1,161,426.61
For the first convention year, Aug. 1, 1907, to July 31, 1908.......... 3, 469, 110. 69
For the second convention year................ ................... 3,359,389. 71
For the third convention year.......................... ............. 2, 876, 976.17
For the fourth convention year ................. .. ............. 3, 433, 738. 92
For the fifth convention year ..................................... 3, 645, 974. 79
For the sixth convention year .................................... 4, 109, 294. 12
For the seventh'convention year .................................. 3, 462, 163. 66
For the 5 months' period, Aug. 1, 1914, to Jan. 1, 1915.............. 1, 209, 555. 54
For the ninth fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1915.................. 3, 882, 048. 40
For the tenth fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916 ................. 4, 035, 355. 43

Total................... ...... ..................... 40, 328, 951. 83

The above relates only to customs collections, exclusive of miscel-
laneous receipts of the office of the general receiver. The item of
miscellaneous receipts, amounting to $54,250.38, is shown in Appen-
dix B, making a grand total of $40,383,202.21 handled by the
receivership since the establishment of the modus vivendi on April 1,
1905.
Payments to the Dominican Government as its share of customs
collections aggregate $18,434,178.46, while the deposits for credit of
the fiscal agent, New York, for service of the Dominican loan, amount
to $16,540,257.32, and $1,440,000 has been paid on account of
the principal and interest of the National City Bank authorized loan
of $1,500,000.
AUDIT OF COLLECTION ACCOUNTS.

The tabulated statement published under schedule No. 16 indi-
cates but a small part of the practical results obtained by the audit-
ing department.
EXPENDITURES AND DISPOSITIONS.

The several items, as provided by the convention and as authorized
by the Government, are shown in order in schedule No. 1 of Appen-
dix A and explained in detail in other accompanying schedules.
The receivership expenses during the year 1916 were $159,226.56,
the total cost of collecting the revenue being 3.94 per cent. The cost
of collection is represented as follows: Salaries and expenses of the
customhouses, $95,303.90, or 2.36 per cent; office of the general







REPORT OF THE DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP.


receiver, $63,922.66, or 1.58 per cent. In this last item is included
the cost of operation and maintenance of the receivership annex.
The difference between the actual cost of collection and 5 per cent
of the gross collections authorized by the convention, viz, $42,541.21,
has been transferred as it accrued monthly to the account entitled
"Unexpended balance 5 per cent allowance fund." Schedule 17
contains a complete statement of segregations, including interests
and disbursements of said *fund.

FISCAL AGENCY.
For the service of the Dominican loan $1,200,000 was remitted to
the Guaranty Trust Co. of New York in fulfillment of the convention.

SINKING-FUND ACCOUNT.
As stipulated in the convention, the receivership segregates from
the customs revenues and transmits $100,000 each month to the fiscal
Agent, making a yearly total of $1,200,000. Of that amount $1,000,-
000 represents the interest at 5 per cent on the $20,000,000 issue of
bonds, and $200,000 is credited to the sinking fund for retirement of
the bonds. In addition, one-half of the customs revenue derived
from import and export duties collected in excess of $3,000,000 per
year is applied to the redemption of the bonds. Segregations made
from month to month reached the sum of $464,644.47, together
with the regular amount of $200,000, representing 1 per cent of the
$20,000,000 loan; the total amount applied for amortization of the
bonds during the year 1916 was therefore $664,644.47, which is the
highest amount obtained with the exception of 1913, the banner
year.
Below is a statement of the sinking fund, furnished the receiver-
ship by the Bureau of Insular Affairs, War Department, Washington.

STATEMENT OF SINKING FUND.
Dominican Republic $20,000,000 customs administration loan, as of Dec. 31, 1916.
RECEIPTS.
From general receiver of customs, account calendar year-
1908 ........................ .... .. ........ ........ $331, 757.53
1909................................... ..................... 200,000.00
1910......................... ........................... 260, 820. 90
1911................... ............. .. ..... ........... 394,092.24
1912 ......................... .. .... ............... 482,772.25
1913 ............................. ............ 782,908.34
1914 ............................ ..... ........ 207,666.01
1915 ............................... ... ......... 593,588. 13
1916.............................. ........................ 664, 644. 47
From interest allowed by fiscal agent...................... ............ 114, 014. 25
From interest received on bonds purchased......................... 515, 009. 61
Total.................................................. 4,547,273. 73








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DISBURSEMENTS.

For $3,593,750 customs administration bonds purchased,
par value.......................................... $3, 593, 750. 00
Less discount....................................... 101, 975. 25
$3, 491, 774. 75
Cash balance:
In sinking fund. ............................... 382 470. 64
With fiscal agent, general account ................ 208, 383.87
With general receiver of customs................. 464, 644. 47
1, 055,498. 98

Total.................... ............................... 4, 547, 273. 73

ASSETS IN SINKING FUND.

$3,593,750 customs administration bonds at par value............. $3,593, 750. 00
Interest on above bonds accrued but not collected.................. 74,869. 79
Cash balance..................................................... 1, 055,498. 98

Total................................................. 4,724, 118. 77

NATIONAL CITY BANK.

During the year 1916 the interest and amortization payment of
$360,000 went forward to the National City Bank of New York, on
account of the authorized loan of $1,500,000. This indebtedness
will be retired in September of this year.

PAYMENTS TO THE DOMINICAN GOVERNMENT.'

In schedule No. 8 the payments made to the Dominican Govern-
ment as its share of customs revenues are shown in detail by months.
A total of $1,678,282.55 was paid, the average being $139,856.88 per
month, which is more or less equal to the average for the banner
year 1913.
Revenue-Cutter Service, 1916.


Revenue cutter.


Patria............... ..................
No. 3.....................................
No. 4....................................


Number
of trips.

6
22
39


Miles.


1,042
1,987
4,045


Gasoline Passen-
Ilours. consumed gas "
(gallons). gers.

110 2,190 72
2181 2,283 203
4941 4,640 239


Mail
(sacks).

62
283
812


Total.............................. 671 7,074 823 9,113 514 1,157

Since January, 1916, revenue cutter No. S has not been under the receivership. It is operated by the
department of public works; therefore no report is submitted relative to this cutter.
The above statement shows the operations of the Revenue-Cutter Service during 1916, and in schedule
No. 12 is given a statement showing the expenses of the Revenue-Cutter Service for the calendar year 1916.
Since the landing of American troops in May last the revenue cutters have been operated almost exclu-
sively in the interest of the military occupation.






REPORT OF THE DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP.


FRONTIER CUSTOMS SERVICE.
Schedule No. 13 shows the expenses for the operation of the
frontier customs service during the year 1916, under the direction
of the receivership.

SUMMARY OF COMMERCE.
Under Appendix D the summary of commerce of the Dominican
Republic, with tabulated statements, is submitted, covering the cal-
endar year 1916, as compared with the previous year.

Compartive statement.
(Values are in United States currency.)
Value of imports, 1916...... $11, 664, 430 Value of imports, 1915....... $9,118, 514
Value of exports, 1918...... 21, 527, 873 Value of exports, 1915....... 15, 209,061

Total................ 33,192,303 Total ................. 24,327,575
Increase in 1916, $8,864,728.
In import value in 1916 is included the amount of $919,000 for
legal currency imported into the Republic and in the export value
$2,000. of legal currency exported from the country.
The aggregate trade of $33,192,303 for the year 1916 is more than
three times larger than 1906 and nearly double the amount of the
total during 1911, in a period of only five years.
The increase in 1916 of $8,864,728 as compared with the year 1915
is the largest in the history of the country, considering the very high
total of $24,327,575 obtained during the previous year, which was
exceptionally large.
Of the total increase in 1916 the amount of $6,318,812 is due to
value exported from and $2,545,916 to value imported into the
Dominican Republic.
The total value imported direct from the United States is
$10,162,698, equivalent to 87.13 per cent of the grand total, and the
value imported from Porto Rico is equal to 3.24 per cent of the
aggregate total; consequently importations from the United States,
including Porto Rico, cover over 90 per cent of the grand total, an
increase of nearly 6 per cent as compared with the percentage corre-
sponding to the United States and Porto Rico in the recapitulation
of imports during 1915.
The exportation of sugar is 20,000 tons more than the year 1915
and the increase in value is nearly $4,500,000. Besides the increase
in quantity there is also a rise in price.
The value of cocoa exported is nearly $6,000,000, showing an
increase in quantity of 800,000 kilos.







8 REPORT OF THE DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP.
There is a decline in coffee, about 700,000 kilos less than the total
exported during 1915.
Tobacco exports increased both in quantity and value.
There is great activity in business of all kind, and the general indi-
cations are that trade for the year 1917 will surpass all previous years.
Respectfully submitted.
C. H. BAXTER,
General Receiver of Dominican Customs.
THE CHIEF
BUREAU OF INSULAR AFFAIRS,
War Department, Washington, D. G.














THE AMERICAN-DOMINICAN CONVENTION, 1907.

TENTH FISCAL PERIOD DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP, 12-MONTH PERIOD
JAN. 1 TO DEC. 31, 1916.


APPENDIX A.

CUSTOMS COLLECTIONS, EXPENDITURES, AND DISPOSITIONS.

SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Consolidated statement of collections, expenditures, and disposition
of funds, tenth fiscal period, calendar year 1916.
COLLECTIONS.
Gross collections from all sources, all ports....... .................. $4, 035, 355. 43
Miscellaneous receipts........................................... 15, 742. 29
Balances per account current, Dec. 31, 1915, in transit to the general
receiver, as per accounts current of deputy receivers............. 231, 568. 76
Due the Dominican Government ................................... 316. 42
Due the unexpended balance 5 per cent allowance fund.............. 20,445. 22
Due the fiscal agent, account of one-half of surplus, calendar year 1915. 346,836. 12

Total to be accounted for.................................... 4, 650,264. 24

EXPENDITURES AND DISPOSITIONS.
Customs expenses proper, including expenses of the receivership ..... 159, 226. 56
Deposited with fiscal agent for service of loan....................... 1, 200,000. 00
Deposited with fiscal agent, New York (one-half of revenue received
in excess of $3,000,000, calendar year 1915)....................... 393, 588.13
Segregated for transmittal to fiscal agent account, one-half of surplus
on account calendar year 1916.................................... 384, 473.74
Deposited with National City Bank of New York on account of loan
authorized Dec. 14, 1912....................................... 360, 000.00
Paid to the Dominican Government, accrued revenue ............. 1, 678, 282. 55
Balance to credit of Dominican Government Dec. 31, 1916........... 19, 987.42
Unexpended balance 5 per cent allowance fund accumulation, includ-
ing interest..................................................... 59, 904. 44
Unexpended balance 5 per cent allowance fund disbursements...... 904. 46
Refunds of duties collected in excess............................. 6, 862. 59
Refunds of duties, Article X of tariff ............................... 5, 568. 75
Refunds of surplus proceeds, article 180, customs law................. 3, 934. 56
Expenses frontier customs service................................. 33, 015.17
Operation of Revenue-Cutter Service.............................. 14, 774. 28
Exchange on funds transmitted to fiscal agent........................ 7, 157. 18
Personal fees refunded by deputy receivers.......................... 17, 942. 39
Balance in transit to the general receiver, as per accounts current of
deputy receivers, Dec. 31, 1916................................. 303, 998. 85
Paid for account of Dominican Government, as per special authority.. 643.17
Total..................................................... 4, 650, 264. 24
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SCHEDULE NO. 2.-Statement showing gross collections and dispositions made thereof
by deputy receivers at the several ports, tenth fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916.

Balancesin Total remit-
Personal transit to tances
Ports Gross collec- fees re- general received by
Pors. tions. funded by receiver generalre-
deputy Dec. 31, civer during
receivers. 1916. the year.


Azua........................................... $92,320.94 $441.18 $3,316.19 $99,323.47
Barahona........................................ 1,544.71 30.01 7.30 1,507.40
Comendador...................................... 1,189.38 ............ ............ 1,189.38
Dajabon.......................... ...... .... ... 965.39 ............ ............ 965.39
Las Lajas........................................ 1,290.73 ............ ............ 1,290.73
La Romana..................... ........... 83,012.37 4,123.68 7,632.30 77,156.09
Macoris.......................................... 881,062.86 3,604.43 52,691.48 866,746.36
Monte Cristy..................................... 138,664.50 1,855.15 10,096.91 127,525.94
Puerto Plata....................................... 900,791.40 2,025.61 90,544.26 865,494.85
Samana.................... .................. 72,259.29 810.31 3,629.29 68,614.16
Sanchez......................................... 689,535.12 1,233.01 45,990.82 681,136.67
Santo Domingo................................. 1,172,718.74 3,819.01 90,090.30 1,154,032.51

Total...................................... 4,035,355.43 17,942.39 303,998.85 23,944,982.95

1 Gross collections at the ports. See schedule No. 4.
S2 Actual receipts by the general receiver. See schedule No. 3.

SCHEDULE No. 3.-Accountable returns-Consolidation of the accounts current rendered
by the general receiver at the close of each month during the tenth fiscal period, Jan. 1
to Dec. 31, 1916.
DEBIT.


Due the fiscal agent from surplus over $3,000,000, calendar year 1915...
Balance due the Dominican Government per account Dec. 31, 1915....
Balance, credit of unexpended balance 5 per cent allowance fund....
Miscellaneous receipts............................................
Actual receipts, customs revenues remitted by deputy receivers:
Port of Azua..................................... $99, 323.47
Port of Barahona................................. 1,507.40
Port of Comendador.............................. 1,189.38
Port of Dajabon................................. 965.39
Port of Las Lajas................................. 1,290.73
Port of La Romana.............................. 77,156.09
Port of Macoris.................................. 866, 746.36
Port of Monte Cristy.............................. 127, 525.94
Port of Puerto Plata............................. 865,494.85
Port of Samana................................... 68, 614.16
Port of Sanchez............................... 681,136.67
Port of Santo Domingo............................ 1,154, 032.51


$346,836.12
316.42
20,445.22
15,742.29


3 944 982 95


Total....................................................... 4,328, 323.00

CREDIT.

Paid to the Dominican Government, receipts Nos. 422-433........... 1, 678, 282.55
Deposited with Guaranty Trust Co., New York, for fiscal agency
account, remittances Nos. 466, 472, 479, 482, 486, 489, 493, 499, 503,
506, 509, 513................................................... 1,200, 000.00








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Deposited with Guaranty Trust Co., New York, for account of general
account, Dominican Government (one-half of revenue received in
excess of $3,000,000 during the year ending Dec. 31, 1915), remit-
tances Nos. 467-474............................................... $393,588.13
Segregated to apply on same account, year 1916................... 384,473.74
Deposited on account of loan authorized by act of Congress approved
Dec. 14, 1912, G. O. 2358, remittances Nos. 37-48 ................ 360,000.00
Disbursements, per abstract, Form 7:
Expense office of the general receiver................ $63, 922.66
Port of Azua ............ ........................ 5,735.01
Port of Barahona................. ........... 2, 056.00
Port of Comendador................................. 1, 234.14
Port of Dajabon.................................... 1, 359.60
Port of Las Lajas.................................... 1,046.50
Port of La Romana................................. 4, 630.00
Port of Macoris..................................... 13, 289.79
Port of Monte Cristy................................. 5, 131.70
Port of Puerto Plata................................. 20, 227.13
Port of Samana...................................... 5, 564.95
Port of Sanchez.................................. 11, 554.12
Port of Santo Domingo............................... 23, 474.96
159, 226.56
Disbursements for account of and authorized by the Dominican
Government, per abstracts, Form 7:
SRefund of duties collected in excess........................... 6, 862.59
Refunds of duties, article X of the tariff ....................... 5, 568.75
Refunds, article 180, customs law................................ 3, 934.56
Expenses, frontier customs service............................. 33,015.17
Operation of revenue-cutter service............................. 14, 774.28
Exchange on funds transmitted to fiscal agent, New York........ 7, 157.18
Disbursements account unexpended balance 5 per cent allowance fund. 904.46
Disbursements for account of and authorized by the Dominican Gov-
ernment................................ ... ................. 643.17
Balances on hand Dec. 31, 1916:
Balance credit of unexpended balance 5 per cent allowance fund. 59, 904.44
Due fiscal agent of Dominican loan...........................
Due the Dominican Government............................... 19, 987.42

Total ....................................................... 4, 328, 323.00

SCHEDULE NO. 4.-Statistical returns-Consolidation of statements of receipts and ex-
penditures submitted by the general receiver at the close of each month during the tenth
fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916.

COLLECTIONS.
Import duties.................................................... $3, 680, 716.98
Export duties................................................... 248, 571.97
Port dues:
Tonnage..................................................... 73, 106.05
Pilotage..................................................... 12, 616.14
Interpreters' fees............................................ 1, 436.00
Semaphore service............................................ 1,472.50
Medical officers' fees........................................... 1,479.50
Public sale........................ ................... 8,458.52
Extra-service fees............................................. 938.25










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Port dues-Continued.
Coastwise license ............................................. $1, 350.00
Fines......................................................... 5, 209.52

Gross collections............................................ 4, 035, 355.43

Salaries and expenses, all entry ports, 2.36 per cent 1................. 95, 303.90
Salaries and expenses, office of general receiver, 1.58 per cent '....... 63, 922. 66

Total cost of collecting the revenue, 3.94 per cent '............. 159, 226.56


DISBURSEMENTS.

Customs expense (authorized by the convention):
Salaries and wages ............................... $91, 324.15
Expendable supplies............................... 122.55
Unexpendable property ............................ 111.96
Rent, repairs, improvements, etc.................... 1, 476.59
Miscellaneous...................................... 2, 268.65

Payment of personal fees, etc. (authorized by the Domini-
can Government):
Pilotage.......................................... 12, 616.14
Interpreters' fees................................... 1, 436.00
Semaphore service ................................ 1, 472. 50
Medical officers' fees ............................... 1, 479.50
Extra-service fees................................... 938.25


95,303.90


17. 942. 39


Total..................................................... 113, 246.29

SCHEDULE No. 5.-Statement showing gross collections, by months and sources, tenthfiscal
period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916, comparisons of totals for the previous year, showing
increases and decreases.


Month.



January..: ............
February................
March...................
April....................
M ay.....................
June........... .........
July.....................
August..................
September...............
October...................
November..............
December................

Total..............
Sameperiod 1913..........

Increase............


Import
duties.



$330,500.69
289,572.75
313,516.84
324, 606. 36
248,013.88
290,021.39
287,644.71
282,432.04
284,719. 49
330,582.57
311,795.91
387,310.32


Export
duties.



$9,428.26
9,523.10
10,225.44
25, 281. 34
22,732.65
32,682. 72
58,817.55
18,333.97
23,520.99
6,208.60
8,786. 23
23,031.12


Port charges.


Tonnage
dues.


$6,675.22
5,500.69
7,869.00
9,523. 32
6,835.70
5,878.83
6,583.73
4,790.53
3,933.47
4,614.18
4, 496. 26
6,405.03


Personal
fees.


$1,837.61
1,704.72
1,904.27
2, 430. 26
1,648.16
1,229.91
1,342.21
1,085.65
1,013.23
1,072.57
1,075.26
1,598.54


Miscella-
neous
customs
collections.


$699.96
1,967.70
2,198.00
1, 338. 40
277.71
561.72
1,471.62
1,010.58
1,165.43
2,300.78
859.75
1,166.39


Total.



$349,141.74
308,268.96
335,713.64
363,179. 68
279,508.10
330,374.57
355,859.82
307,652.77
314,352.61
344,778.70
327,013. 44
419,511.40


3,680,716.98 248,571.97 73,106.05 17,942.39 15,018.04 4,035,355.43
3,555,225.49 231,950.77 61,591.95 14,831.40 18,448.79 3,882,048.40


125,491.49


16,621.20


11,514.10


3,110.99 23,430.75


153,307.03


1 Indicating percentage cost of collection based on gross collections.


2 Decrease.









REPORT OF THE DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP.


SCHEDULE No. 6.-Statement showing collections by ports and sources during the tenth
fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916.


Port.


Azua....................
Barahona................
Comendador.............
Dajabon.................
Las Lajas...............
La Romana..............
Macoris .................
Monte Cristy.............
Puerto Plata.............
Samana...................
Sanchez..................
Santo Domingo...........

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


Import
duties.



$86,154.05
657.33
410.81
746.08
797.78
69,192.34
835,843.62
131,683.82
845,310.49
60,899.93
515,686.72
1,133,334.01

3,680, 716.98


Export
duties.


Port charges.


Tonnage Personal
dues. fees.


$3,589.27 $2,036.44
541.80 315.57



7.96 ............
4,446.16 5, 250.19
10,176.89 29,456.52
2,356.69 1,779.87
41,658.67 8,187.45
9,129.39 1,271.50
162,335.06 8,231. 70
14,330.08 16,576.81


218,571.97


73,106.05 17,942.39


SCHEDULE No. 7.-Statement of gross collections, by ports, tenth fiscal period, Jan. 1 to
Dec. 31, 1916, compared with previous year, showing increases and decreases.


Azua...............................................
Barahona.......................................
Comendador.................. .................
Dajabon........................................
Las Lajas..........................................
La Romana....................................
Macoris........................... ................
Monte Cristy......................................
Puerto Plata......................................
Samana.......................... .................
Sanchez.. .......... .... ...............
Santo Domingo...................................

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


Gross collections.


1915


$110,365.51
767.52
1,119.93
1,614.48
1,150.17
66,954.18
731,604.12
S113.431.57
862,987.12
81,394.99
712,803.08
1,197,855.73


1916


$92,320.94
1,544.71
1,189.38
965.39
1,290.73
83,012.37
881,062.86
138,664.50
900,791.40
72,259.29
689,535.12
1,172,718.74


Increase. Decrease.


$777.19
69.45

140.56
16,058.19
149,458.74
25,232.93
37,804.28



............


3,882,048.40 4,035,355.43 229,541.34


$18,044.57



649.09







9,135.70
23,267.96
25,136.99


76,234.31


$441.18
30.01




4,123.68
3,604.43
1,8.55.15
2,025.61
810.31
1,233.01
3,819.01


Total.




$92,320.94
1,544.71
1,189.38
965.39
1,290.73
83,012.37
881, 062.86.
138,664.50
900,791.40
72,259.29
689,535.12
1,172,718.74

4,035,355.43


Gross collections, 1916..................................................................... $4,035,355.43
Gross collections, 1915................................................................. 3,882,048.40

Net increase................................ ................................... 153,307.03


------ i-------------- ----


Miscella-
neous
customs
collections.


$100.00

778.57
219.31
484.99

1,981.40
988.97
3,609.18
148.16
2,048.63
4,658.83

15,018.04








14 REPORT OF THE DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP.

SCHEDULE NO. 8.-Comparative statement, by months, of amounts actually paid to the
Dominican Government from its customs revenue, with totals for each calendar year,
from Jan. 1, 1911, to Dec. 31, 1916.

Month. 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916

January............ 178,000 00 2228,000.00 $166,000.00 $155,677.69 $106,648.73 $145,600.00
February.......... 130,000.00 170,000.00 143,000.00 130,107.85 133,857.52 142,000.00
March.............. 1,9,000.00 228,200.00 129,000.00 169, 281. 00 134,543.85 150,000.00
April............... 238,000.00 138,000.00 112,000.00 77,128.00 136,908.28 149,900.00
May................ 199,000.00 195,000. 00 181,000.00 130,939.00 141,435.06 105,000.00
June............................. 175,000.00 140,000.00 58,300 00 131,834.14 123,000.00
July............... 390,000.00 185,000.00 167,000.00 22,551.00 140,500.00 140,000.00
August............. 180,000.00 146,900.00 102,000.00 125,438.43 148,454.50 35,000.00
September......... 170,000.00 122,000.00 122,646.69 35,914.90 140,454.00 336,782.55
October............ 9,000.00 183,000.00 143, 696.72 77,732.02 141,454.00 91,000.00
November......... 255,000.00 ............. 110,489.12 91,852.81 138,500.00 125,000.00
December.......... 33,000.00 257,500.00 162,111.69 97,630.89 151,500.00 135,000.00

Total......... 1,931,000.00 2,028,600.00 1,678,944.22 1,172,553.59 1,646.090,08 1,678,282.55
Average monthly
payments........ 160,916.67 169,050.00 139,912.02 97,712.80 137,174.17 139,856.88


SCHEDULE NO. 9.-Statement of amounts transmitted to the fiscal agent, New York, for
service of the Dominican loan, under the terms of the convention, tenth fiscal period,
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916.

Date. Amount. Account of- Date. Amount. Account of-

Jan. 28.......... $100,000.00 January, 1916. July28......... $100,000.00 July, 1916.
Do......... 1200,000.00 Aug. 28........ 100,000.00 August,1916.
Feb. 25......... 100,000.00 February, 1916. Sept.27......... 100,000.00 September, 1916.
Feb.28......... 1193,588.13 Oct. 30........ 100,000.00 October, 1916.
Mar.30......... 100,000.00 March, 1916. Nov. 25.......... 100,000.00 November, 1916.
Apr.27......... 100,000.00 April, 1916. Dec. 30......... 100,000.00 December, 1916.
May 25......... 100,000.00 May, 1916.
June26......... 100,000.00 June, 1916. Total..... 1,593,588.13

1 One-half of surplus received over $3,000,000, calendar year 1915.

SSHEDULE NO. 10.-Statement showing total expenditures on account of expenses proper
of the customs service and receivership, tenth fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916.

Salaries of officers and employees................................... $137, 275.97
Expendable supplies............................................... 1, 148.00
Unexpendable property.................. .............. ......... 924.50
Supplies and property for issue to the general service ................. 3, 353.58
Freight and charges on supplies and property ........................ 581.71
Expenses of officers traveling under orders:
Local.................... ...-.... ......................... 621.53
Foreign....................................................... 789.28
Telegrams and cablegrams ......................................... 952.24
Rent and repairs to buildings.......................................... 1, 759.69
Receivership annex, operation and maintenance .................... 8, 598.04
Hospital account ........................ ........................... 264.10
Miscellaneous ................................................ .... 2,957.92

Total....................................................... 159,228.56







REPORT OF THE DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP.


SCHEDULE NO. 11.-Statement showing the total expenses of the office of the general receiver,
separate and distinct from the Dominican customs organization, tenth fiscal period,
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916.


Salaries of officers and employees......................................
Expendable supplies...............................................
Unexpendable property..............................................
Supplies and property for issue to the general service...................
Freight and charges on supplies and property.........................
Expenses of officers traveling under orders:


$45,951.82
1,025.45
812. 54
3,353.58
570.71


Local............... ........................................... 387. 23
Foreign......................................................... 748.71
Telegrams and cablegrams.......................................... 889.40
Repairs to buildings................................................. 283. 10
Receivership annex, operation and maintenance....................... 8, 598.04
Hospital account.................................................... 264. 10
Miscellaneous........................................................ 1,037.98
Total.......................................................... 63,922.66

SCHEDULE NO. 12.-Statement showing the expenditures on account of the Revenue-
Cutter Service, tenth fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. S1, 1916.

Salaries and wages, officers and crews.................................... $6,080.01
Expendable supplies................................................. 1,033.89
Unexpendable supplies ............................................... 1,090.67
Repairs to cutters, etc............................................... 212.89
Freight, insurance and landing charges on supplies........................ 234.07
Foreign expenses .................................................... 243.26
Ship's laundry and kitchen fuel....................................... 112.90
Rations allowance for crews............................................. 1, 622.90
5,040 gallons of gasoline, including freight, insurance, and landing charges 1,796.97
Hospital expenses (Capt. Nielsen).................................... 2, 289.45
Miscellaneous......................................................... 57.27
Total.................................................... ..... 14, 774.28

SCHEDULE NO. 13.-Statement showing the expenditures on account of the frontier customs
service, tenth fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916.


Salaries, officers and inspectors........................................
Expendable supplies........................................... ......
Maintenance of mounts.............................................
Clothing allowance..................................................
Travel expenses:
Local..........................................................
Foreign.................. .......................................
Rent and repairs of quarters........................................
Freight and transportation charges on supplies.........................
Miscellaneous.......................................................


$24,910.58
38.70
5,463.15
609.67

500.57
101.75
486.06
51.36
853.33


Total........................................................ 33, 015.17









16 REPORT OF THE DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP.


SCHEDULE NO. 14.-Statement showing the gross collections and expenditures by ports,
and cost of collection per dollar, tenth fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916.


Port.



Azua.................................... ................
Barahona.................................. .....................
Comendador...................................................
Dajabon....................................................
Las Lajas.... ................ .......................
La Romana............................ ...............
Macoris......................... .................... ......
Monte Cristy ...................... ........ .... ......
Puerto Plata........ ..... ..............................
Samana................................ .........................
Sanchez............................ .............
Santo Domingo.................... ..... ..................


Total..................... ...................... 4,035,355.43


SCHEDULE NO. 15.-Statement showing the relative standing of the entry and interior
ports of the Dominican Republic in point of receipts and cost of collection, with per-
centages, tenth fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916.


Rank.1


Port.


Percent-
age of
total
revenue
collected


1 Santo Domingo................. 29.06
2 Puerto Plata................... 22.32
3 Macoris......................... 21.83
4 Sanchez........................ 17.09
5 Monte Cristy................... 3.44
6 Azua.......................... 2.29
7 La Romana.................... 2.06
8 Samana........................ 1.79
9 Barahona....................... .04
10 Las Lajas...................... .03
11 Comendador.................... .03
12 Dajabon........................ .02


Rank.2


Port.


Macoris........................
Sanchez........................
Santo Domingo................
Puerto Plata...................
Monte Cristy...................
La Romana.....................
Azua......... .............
Samana......................
Las Lajas....................
Comendador...............
Barahona ......................
Dajabon.......................


Cost of
collection
per dollar.


$0.0151
.0167
.0200
.0224
.0370
.0557
.0621
.0770
.8112
1.0379
1.3316
1.4089


I Relative rank based upon total revenue collected.
2 Relative rank based upon cost of collection.


Gross
collections.


892,320.94
1,544.71
1,189.38
965.39
1,290.73
83,012.37
881,062.86
138,664.50
900,791.40
72,259.29
689,535.12
1,172,718.74


Total
expenses.


$5,735.01
2,056.00
1,234.14
1,359.60
1,046.50
4,630.00
13,289.79
5,131.70
20,227.13
5,564 95
11,554.12
23,474.96

95,303.90


Cost of
collection
per dollar.


$0.0621
1.3316
1.0379
1.4089
.8112
.0557
.0151
.0370
.0224
.0770
.0167
.0200

.0236


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REPORT OF THE DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP. 17

SCHEDULE NO. 16.-Statement showing amounts collected and amounts refunded by the
receivership after revision of liquidations in the central office, during the tenth fiscal
period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916, compared with same period, year 1915.


1916, excess co!- 1915, excess col-
1916, involving 1915, involving letions involv- elections involv-
short collections, short collections. ing refunds, ing refunds.
Port.
Num Amounts Num- Amounts Num- Amounts Num- Amounts
ber of collect ber of ber of Amounts of
S collected. collected. er of refunded e refunded.
items. items, items, items.

Azua............................ 19 $115.89 15 $73.83 1 $90.00 ..............
Barahona........................ 1 9.45 ....... .......... 1 14.00 .... ..........
La Romana...................... 55 486.45 13 61.74 18 199.50 ...............
Macoris.......................... 95 705.10 83 536.62 23 2,015.63 21 $228.29
Monte Cristy.................... 67 416.74 62 574.43 11 415.41 8 202.03
Puerto Plata................... 117 1,958.29 180 2,537.30 23 193.48 23 420.33
Samana......................... 76 243.48 63 419 30 22 201.87 20 218.98
Sanchez......................... 86 738.38 66 922.47 17 103.70 11 120.41
Santo Domingo.................. 203 2,040.77 246 5,100.37 54 602.31 36 572.47

Total.................... 719 6,714.55 728 10,226.06 170 3,835.90 119 1,762.51


SCHEDULE No. 17.- Unexpended balance 5 per cent allowance fund.

UNEXPENDED BALANCE OF THE 5 PER CENT ALLOWANCE, SEGREGATED.

January, 1911, to April, 1912....................................... $40,000.00
Jafiuary, 1912, to June, 1913......................................... 33, 173. 36
July, 1913, to August, 1914......................................... 21, 822.40
August, 1914, to December, 1914..................................... 323.64
January, 1915, to December, 1915...................................... 36, 804.16
January, 1916, to December, 1916.................................... 39, 690.08
Interest accrued on special deposits to December, 1916.................. 6,729.14

Total.......................................................... 178,542.78
DISBURSEMENTS.

Purchase, survey, and recording of land ............................... 5, 974.29
Grading and preparing land for building and construction of new annex.. 5,616.49
Construction and equipment of new annex ............................. 73,059.22
Permanent improvement, grading work, etc............................ 4, 430.99
Indemnity payments to beneficiaries of Slothower and Schellings........ 2, 453. 34
Hospital and funeral expenses ......................................... 1,104.01
Equipment of office of receivership physician.......................... 1, 000.00
Purchase of new revenue cutter ....................................... 25,000.00
Balance on hand................................................... 59,904.44

Total.......................................................... 178,542.78
96153-17- 3














APPENDIX B.

RECAPITULATION OF ALL FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE
DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP FROM ITS COMMENCEMENT,
APR. 1, 1905, TO DEC. 31, 1916.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COLLECTIONS, EXPENDITURES, AND DISPOSITIONS OF
FUNDS.

COLLECTIONS.
Gross collections from all sources ................................. $40, 328, 951.83
Miscellaneous receipts, office of the general receiver ................ 54, 250. 38
Received from Dominican Government, drafts on convention fund.. 401, 928.35
Amount overpaid early in 1914 and withdrawn from sinking fund... 66, 550.00
Total .................................... ................. 40, 851, 680.56

EXPENDITURES AND DISPOSITION.


Customs expenses proper, including expenses of the receivership....
Deposited with fiscal agent, New York, for service of the Dominican


1, 657, 589.45


loan........................................................... 16, 540, 257.32
Segregated account one-half surplus, calendar year 1916.............. 384, 473.74
Deposited with the National City Bank.of New York for service of the
loan authorized Dec. 14, 1912 .................................. 1, 440, 000.00
Paid to the Dominican Government, accrued revenue ............ 18, 434, 178.46
Paid to the Dominican Government, convention fund............. 401,928.35
Balance to credit of Dominican Government, Dec. 31, 1916.......... 19, 987.42
Unexpended balance 5 per cent allowance fund, accumulation,
including interest .............................................. 59, 904.44
Unexpended balance 5 per cent allowance fund, disbursements...... 118, 638.34
Balances in transit from the deputy receivers to the general receiver,
Dec. 31, 1916................................................. 303,998.85
Paid on account of wharf and harbor concessions ................... 171, 973.48
Refunds of duties collected in excess.............................. 91, 520.66
Refunds, Article X of tariff....................................... 25, 747.71
Refunds, article 180, customs law................................ 17, 364.99
Establishment and operation of Revenue-Cutter Service............. 429, 123.45
Expenses of frontier customs service, inaugurated October, 1912.... 114, 349. 80
Exchange on funds transmitted to fiscal agent, New York........... 111, 516. 69
Personal fees refunded by deputy receivers........................ 176, 097. 64
Segregated as internal revenue (discontinued after February, 1908).. 174, 495. 73
Maintenance of customs and frontier guard (discontinued as a receiver-
ship dependency July, 1908) ................................... 146, 674.84
Morris, Milbourn, and Thurston settlements........................ 15, 300.00
Paid for account of Dominican Government, in accordance with
special authority.............................................. 12, 769.17
Canceled checks reissued ......................................... 3, 790.03
Total...................................................... 40, 851,680.56




















APPENDIX C.

Personnel of the receivership, including interventores designated and appointed deputy
receivers, as in effect Dec. 31, 1916.

OFFICE OF THE GENERAL RECEIVER, SANTO DOMINGO.


Name.


Clarence I. Baxter...........
John T. Vance...............
J. H. Edwards...............
G. D. Miller.................
P. R. Lynch................
T. A. Sheets.................
Paul S. Carter...............
Dr. Ram6n Baez............
L. E. Lavandier.............
B. A. Delgado...............
Rafael Esteva ..............
Miguel Mejia...............
Ernesto Mejia ..............
Horacio Pdrez L..............
Alfredo Arrendondo..........
F. C. Caras...................
Cesar A. Campillo............
Eduardo de Castro...........
Manuel M. Suazo S...........
Arturo Fernandez............
Joseph Burke................
Samuel Wattley.............
Manuel G6mez..............
Marino Sorvil.................
Virginia Diaz................


Designation.


General receiver..........................
Deputy general receiver..................
Special deputy general receiver............
Secrelary................................
Custodian and supply officer.............
Record clerk.............................
Purchasing agent, United States..........
Physician...............................
Translator...............................
Clerk, auditing department..............
.....do.................................
Clerk, revision department...............
.....do..................................
.....do...................................
Clerk, statistical department.............
.....do..................................
.....do................................
.....do................................
.....do..................................
Night watchman.........................
Carpenter..............................
Porter..................................
Messenger...............................
.....do................................
Charwoman...............................


OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVES.


Name. Designation. Station. Nationality. Entered this


Julio Senior............. Specialinspector...... Central office..... Dominican (nat.). Feb. 1,1909
J. J. McLean................do................ Santo Domingo... American (nat.)... Aug. 20,1907
N. L. Orme.............. .....do............... Puerto Plata...... American......... Jan. 10,1914
Thos. F. Norris...............do................ Macoris................do............ May 31,1913
Walter M. St. Elmo..... .....do ............... Central office.... .....do............ Aug. 3,1916
J. M. Santana................do............... Santo Domingo... Dominican....... Jan. 1,1912
J. M. Llaverlas.......... .....do................ Macoris................do............ Jan. 1,1907
A. Bonetti............... ..do................ .....do................do............ July 17,1916
J. A. Alberty................do................ Santiago..............do............ May 4,1912
Edmundo Cuello........ .....do................ Santo Domingo... .....do ........... Sept. 8,1911
J. E. Sanchez.................do................ Puerto Plata...... .....do............ June 20,1916


Nationality.


American.....
.....do........
.....do........
.....do........
.....do........
.....do........
.....do........
Dominican....
.....do......
.....do........
.....do........
.....do........
.....do........
.....do........
.....do........
.....do........
.....do........
.....do........
.....do........
.....do........
Danish........
British........
Dominican....
.....do........
.....do........


Entered this
service.


Sept. 24, 1914
Sept. 29,1913
June 26,1916
Sept. 24,1913
July 1,1914
Sept. 1,1915
Aug. 1,1907
Mar. 1,1916
Sept. 5,1910
July 1,1905
Apr. 1,1916
July 2,1912
June 27,1913
Oct. 20,1916
Nov. 16,1905
Dec. 8,1913
Oct. 1,1914
Aug. 8,1916
Oct. 1,1916
Nov. 1,1915
Dec. 28,1908
Oct. 1,1916
May 3,1915
Apr. 13,1916
Apr. 13,1908








20 REPORT OF THE DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP.

Personnel of the receivership, including interventores designated and appointed deputy
receivers, as in effect Dec. 31, 1916-Continued.

LAND PORTS, HAITIAN FRONTIER.

Entered this
Name. Designation. Station. Nationality. serevic.d


John P. Hollesen........ Deputy receiver in Dajabon.......... American (nat.)... Feb. 28,1914
charge.
Jos. E. Stott............. Inspector..................do............ American......... Dec. 23,1916
F. Roca................. Assistant................do.............. Dominican....... Feb. 3,1914
Chas. B. Hart.......... Inspector............. Comendador...... American (nat.)... Apr. 18,1916
J. F. Puello............. Assistant...................do............. Dominican....... Mar. 1,1915
A. M. Norris, jr.......... Inspector ............ Las Lajas......... American......... Mar. 1,1916
J. C. Montenegro......... Assistant................do............ Dominican....... Dec. 1,191


DEPUTY RECEIVERS, SEACOAST ENTRY PORTS.


Name. Station. Nationality. Enserviceds


Hernani Garcfa.............. Azua.................................... Dominican.... July 20,1914
A. M. Moreta................ Barahona ............................... .....do....... Aug. 30,1915
Ltpido Ricart............... La Romana...................................do ....... Jan. 16,1914
A. H. Aybar................. Puerto Plata................................... do........ Nov. 15,1913
P. S. Ptrez................. Samana............................ ........do........ Jan. 5,1915
Julio Con ................... Sanchez....................... ........... do........ Nov. 15,1913
R. Alburquerque............. Macoris........................... .... .... July 7,1908
A. E. Fiallo................. Santo Domingo........................ ...d.....do...... May 11,1905
Eugenio Petit, Int.......... MonteCristy.............................. .....do........ June 1,1907


REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE (NOT INCLUDING SEAMEN).

Entered this
Name. Designation: Nationality. sEervice.


Christian Lied ............... Captain................................... Norwegian.... July 27,1910
Johan P. Nielsen............. ....,do .................................... Dane......... Jan. 8,1913
Oscar Fagerlund............. Engineer................................ Swede........ May 14,1914
Maurice K. Miller.............. do.................... ........... American..... Aug. 1,1916


Number of employees in service Dec. 31, 1916.

Office of the general receiver ...............................................- 24
Purchasing agent in the United States....................................... 1
Special inspectors .......... ..............--... ......-.............. 11
Land ports, Haitian frontier ........... ............................... ...-- 7
Deputy receivers, seacoast entry ports................................. 9
Revenue-Cutter Service, not including seamen............................... 4

Total............................- ....................... 56

1 Exclusive of subordinate employees at the several maritime ports of entry, numbering about 200.





















APPENDIX D.

SUMMARY OF COMMERCE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FOR 1916.

TRADE STATISTICS FOR 1916 WITH TABULATED STATEMENTS OF

COMPARISONS FOR 1915.



SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year 1916,
showing the values and principal countries of origin in comparison with those of the
calendar year 1915.


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1915.


Articles.
Quantity.

Agricultural implements:
United States............................ ................
United Kingdom ..................... .. ..........
Germany............................ .................
France................................ .. ..........
Spain ................................................
Italy....................... .. .................
Porto Rico.............................................
Other countries................................. ...........

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

Animals (live stock):
United States.................................................
Cuba................................ ............
Porto Rico........................................ ............
Other countries...............................................

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

Books, maps, and other printed matter:
United States...................................... ...........
United Kingdom....................... ..................
Germany........ ....... ........... ..................
France.........................................................
Spain .......................................................
Italy..........................................................
Cuba....................................... ...................
Porto Rico......................................... .........
Other countries................................................

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


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916.


Value. Quantity. Value.


$68,306
848
3,379
3,639

1
153
912


$118,653
1,180



1

1,996
............


77,238 ........... 121,830


1,708 ............ 2,552
670 ............ 150
2,825 ............ 1,990
4,000 ........... ........

9,203 ............ 4,692


12,028 ............ 13,085
432 ............ 45
237 ........................
1,669 ............ 4,655
3,416 ............ 3,346
228 ............ 77
6 ............ 846
250 ............ 1,115
101 ............ 727

18,367 ............ 23,896










22 SUMMARY OF COMMERCE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year 1916,
showing the values and principal countries of origin in comparison with those-of the
calendar year 1915-Continued.

Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1915. Jan. I to Dec. 31, 1916.
Articles.
Quantity. Value. Quantity. Value.


Breadstuffs (wheat flour):
United States...................... ................
United Kingdom................. ........- .......
France....... ..........................
Cuba................. ......-............
Porto Rico..........-...-...................
Other countries................. ....-- .........

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

All other breadstuffs:
United States.......... .............-- .....-
United Kingdom............-....... ....-.....
Germany.................... .............
France........... .............-- ....*....
Spain..............- ...................
Italy........... .......................
Cuba......... ...... ....................
Porto Rico ............------................
Other countries .............- ................

Total...........----.........------- -- ......

Chemicals, drugs, and dyes:
United States..................................
United Kingdom..................----.------..
Germany........... ..........-----....---
France................. ...................
Spain.............. ..................
Italy....... ............................
Cuba............ ........ ....................
Porto Rico.................................
Other countries .................. ............

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

Coal:
United States...................................
United Kingdom.......... ...-.................-
Porto Rico.................. .................
Other countries..............-- .....--............

Total................... .................
Cotton, manufactures of:
United States.........:.... ...............--
United Kingdom ....................- .,. ....
Germany ............... ........ .........
France.......................--..- ...........
Spain ........................................
Italy............. ......................
Cuba................... ......................
Porto Rico............. .........- -..--..........
Other countries .........................- .....

Total.................--..-.. .......-- .......


Kilos.
7,390,144
4,253



39,695
21


$581,627
354



2,918
2


Kilos.
8,097,896

9
84,459
1,924
140


$613,809
............
1
7,920
158
12


7,434,113 584,901 8,184,428 621,900


............ 94,510 ............ 106,510
............ 3,605 ............ 3,223
............ 41 ...................
............ 545 ..... .. 812
............ 510 ............ 46
............ 621 ............ 556
... ........ 113
............ 7,278 ............ 4,506
........... 533 ............ 47

............ 107,643 ............ 115,813


........... 175,638 ............ 257,026
............ 762 ............ 670
............ 332 ........................
............ 17,614 ............ 24,732
........... 1,656 ............ 2,649
........... 1,685 ............ 3,807
........... 85 ............ 2,600
............ 2,100 ............ 1,347
........... 637 ............ 241

............ 200,509 ............ 293,072

Tons. Tons.
19,294 85,337 21,429 101,347
2,247 13,476 ...................
1,104 7,147 2,410 10,617
230 1,500 220 1,750

22,875 107,460 24,059 113,714


1,377,222
390,192
19,875
4,327
15,517
20,922
346


1,266,033
251,175

21,389
17,599
6,449
750


........... 62,716 .......... 150,589
.22,026 ............ 7,550

........... 1,913,143 .... .... 721,53









SUMMARY OF COMMERCE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Z3


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year 1916,
showing the values and principal countries of origin in comparison with those of the
calendar year 1915-Continued.


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1915. Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916.
Articles.
Quantity. Value. Quantity. Value.


Earthen, stone, and china ware:
United States..................................
United Kingdom.................................
Germany..................................... ...
France......................................
Spain............................. .............
Cuba................................... .
Porto Rico.......................... ..........
Othercontries.................................

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

Fibers (vegetable), manufactures of:
United States...................................
United Kingdom..................................
Germany................................. .....
France................................... ...
Spain................................ ...
Italy.. .....................................
Cuba................................... ...
Porto Rico.................... ...............
Other countries.......................... ....

Total.................................. ...
Fish (preserved) and fish products:
United States................................
United Kingdom............... ...................
Germany................................. ...
France................... .............. .
Spain................................ ...
Italy................................. ..
Cuba......................... ...........
Porto Rico................................. ...
Othercountries..................................

Total...................... ........ ......
Fruits and nuts:
United States.....................................
United Kingdom................................
Germany.............................. ...
France.................................
Spain................................ ...
Italy.................... ...............
Porto Rico...................................
Other countries........................... ..

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

Glass and glassware:
United States............................. .. ..
United Kingdom....................... ............
Germany................................ ...
France................................ ..


............ $7,318 ............
............ 1,752 ..........
............ 2,527 ............
............ 252 ............
............ 133 ............

............ 231 ............
............ 1,779 ..........


$22,705
5,382

133
49
9
1,400
1,084


............ 13,992 ............ 30,762


............ 277,367 ............ 445,386
............ 47,228 ............ 46,690
............ 6,141 ........................
............ 1,264 ............ 2,299
............ 6,954 ............ 6,936
........... 1,537 ............ 576
........... 6,431 ............ 18
............ 3,459 ............ 5,920
............ 9,619 ............ 819

............ 360,000 ............ 508,644


............ 251,166 ............ 300,138
............ 464 ............ 105
............ 26 ............ ............
........... 408 ............ 654
............ 8,435 ............ 6,147
........... 374 ............ 86
............ ........... ........... 2
........... 1,047 ............ 1,856
............ 660 .:.......... 216

............ 262,580 ............ 309,204


............ 28,369 ............ 41,760
........... 184 ............ 198
............ 64 ... .... .........
............ 742 ............ 738
............ 5,887 ............ 6,061
........... 322 ............ 37
........... 244 ............ 470
............ 24......... ..........

............ 35,836 ............ 49,264


35,776
17
1,608
149


42,269
83

303










24 SUMMARY OF COMMERCE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year 1916,
showing the values and principal countries of origin in comparison with those of the
calendar year 1915-Continued.


Articles.



Glass and glassware-Continued.
Spain...................... ...........-
Italy.............................. .........
Cuba.............................. ...........
Porto Rico....................... ...... ...
Other countries....................................

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

Grease, resins, and caustic soda for the manufacture of
soap:
United States..............................- ......
United Kingdom.......................... .....
France...................... ...........
Spain.................................. .
Italy..................... ... ..............
Porto Rico...................... ...............
Other countries............... .................

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

Gums and resins:
United States..................... .. .....
Germany..........................-. ..........
France............................ ....... ....
Cuba.............................. ..... .....
Porto Rico....................................
Other countries..............................

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

Hats and caps:
United States............................. ..
United Kingdom........................ ......
France...................... .............
Spain................................ ..
Italy................... ....... ..........
Cuba........................... ............
Porto Rico ........................ ...
Other countries.............. ............

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

Iron and steel:
United States................... ...........
United Kingdom.......................... ...
Germany............................. .......
France........................... ..... ....
Spain .............................. ...........
Italy....... .............................
Cuba................................... ...
Porto Rico....................................
Other countries.................................

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


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1915.


Quantity.


Value.



$97
37
2
1,246
.1,768

40,700


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916.


Quantity. Value.



............ $1,344
............ 119
2
............ 2,020
............ 333

............ 46,473


Kilos. Kilos.
1,207,572 100,524 747,542 93,551
9,632 682 ........................
1 1 35 27
......... ............ 9 7
5 1 ..................
142,350 20,681 41,692 7,958
8,627 1,866 ............

1,368,187 123,755 789,278 101,543


............ 2,935 ............ 6,309
........... 3 ............ ............
............ 5 ............ ............
............ ............ ............ 16
... ........ 120 ............ 10
............ 5 ............ ............

........... 3,068 ............ 6,335


............ 17,233 ............ 33,968
........... 33 ............ 174
........... 609 ............ 1,332
............ 102 ............ 214
............ 28,718 ............ 24,965
............ 529 ............ 704
............ 3,325 ............ 5,597
............ 3,255 ............ 615

............ 53,804 ............ 67,569


............ 1,102,431 ............ 1,483,022
............ 37,973 ............ 27,48
............ 11,024 ..................
............ 2,222 ............ 2,220
............ 2,059 ............ 4,127
........... 360 ......... 109
............ 1,233 ............ 2,024
............ 39,083 ............ 29,471
............ 4,425 ............ 13,746

........... 1,200,810 ............ 1,562,367









SUMMARY OF COMMERCE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. 25

SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year 1916',
showing the values and principal countries of origin in comparison with those of the
calendar year 1915-Continued.


Articles.


Jewelry, including watches and clocks:
United States..................................
United Kingdom .................................
Germany............................... ..
France................................... ...
Spain........................... .............
Italy ............. ............. ............
Cuba.................................. ...
Porto Rico.....................................
Other countries....................................

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

Leather, and manufactures of:
United States..................................
United Kingdom.................................
Germany................................ ....
France............................................
Spain................................... ...
Italy................................ .....
Cuba.............................. .....
Porto Rico.............................. ........
Other countries...................... ......

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

Malt liquors (beer in bottles):
United States.................................
United Kingdom..................................
Germany........................................
Cuba.......................... ............
Porto Rico.......................................
Other countries....................................

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

Metal, and manufactures of:
United States..................................
United Kingdom.................................
Germany........................................
France...........................................
Spain.......................... .,. *.....*,
Italy..................... .;..........
Cuba................... .... ...;.......
Porto Rico.....,...'. ..*.......................
Other countries.:. .. ..
*.** ." : :* o** .
Total.....*. ...................... ..,.....

Oils:
United States.....................................
United Kingdom...................................
Germany............................ .........
France............................................

96153-17---4


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1915. Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916.


Quantity.


Value.


1I1I


$20,355
18
188
65
116
5,847
1
873
231

27,694


Quantity.


Value.



$25,766
5

845
62
2,436

759
209

30,082


........... 281,007 ............ 367,723
............ 2,131 ............ 1,197
............ 2,243 ........................
........... 422 ............ 171
............ 2,853 ............ 3,466
............ 156 ........................
............ 134 ............ 111
............ 7,576 ............ 12,818
........... 277 ............ 32

............ 296,799 ............ 385,518

Liters. Liters.
580,465 93.274 862,253 143,949
6,144 1,320 5,603 1,532:
35,348 7,635 ........................
894 320 6,285 1,230
23,906 4,282 114,629 19,526
41,647 6,743 11,167 2,664

688,404 113,574 999,937 168,901


............ 54,334 ............ 103,141
............ 904 ............ 740
............ 566 ........................
........... 509 ........... 580
..-,....... 287 ............ 1,042
7.,..... ,., 79 .....................
......... 39 ............ 57
S......... '1.741 ............ 1,012
............ .- .......... 53
5, --....... 106,625
'.,9..* 58,7 ......-- 106,625


472,289
1,924
1
5,523


482,615
14,521

6,265










26 SUMMARY OF COMMERCE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports tnto the Dominican Republic during the calendar year 1916,
showing the values and principal countries of origin in comparison with those of the
calendar year 1915-Continued.


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1915. Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916.
Articles. uantity Valu--. Qu --
Quantity. Value. Quantity. Value.


Oils-Continued.
Spain ......................... ...........
Italy................................................
Cuba........................... .........
Porto Rico........................ ... .....
Other countries................................

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

Paints, pigments, and colors:
United States..................... ....-.....-
United Kingdom....................... ......
Germany ........................--- .......
France........................... .......
Spain......................... ...... ......
Italy................................ ..
Cuba............................. .....
Porto Rico............................... ..
Other countries................... ......

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

Paper, and manufactures of:
United States................................
United Kingdom..............................
Germany................... ............ ..--..
France........................... ........
Spain.................. ........ ...........
Italy...................... ....... ...........
Cuba ................................. .............
Porto Rico.......................................
Other countries...................................

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

Perfumery and cosmetics:
United States........................... .......
United Kingdom.................... ..........
Germany.................................. ...
France............................... ..
Spain......... ............ ......................
Italy.... ...............................
Cuba ...........<."........,..--,-
Porto Rico...................... .- .... -.,-.
Other countries ...........'. ... ............

Total..............,..'.,......................
.'. *.
Provisions, comprising meTa'and dairy plogjuct:
United States.*.-. .............. .... ....- '.r
United Kingdon*.................................
Germany........................ ..... ......
France....................................... ..
Spain................................ ....
Italy...........................................


$2, 249
701
10
5,409
5


$15,523
1,004
1
20,556
4,799


............ 514,111 ............ 545,284


........... 58,140 ............ 85,111
............ 4,262 ............ 5,598
........... 343 ... ..............
.......... 32 ............ 193
............ ................. .... 201
........... 46 ........ .........
........... 222 ............ 1
........... 831 ............ 381
........... 659 ............ 2

............ 64,535 ............ 91,487


............ 92,326 ............ 120,747
........... 758 ............ 1,880
............ 4,530 ...................
........... 811 ............ 2,048
............ 10,463 ............ 17,928
............ 2,335 ............ 1,394
............ 1,244 ............ 14,786
............ 10,619 ............ 8,453
........... 4,389 ............ 4,470

............ 127,475 ............ 171,706


............ 9,929 ............ 15,193
............ 577 ............ 511
............ 587 ....... ..........
............ 11,089 ............ 32,840
............ 822 ............ 1,658
............ 14 ............ ............
.. .. 13 ............ 58
*-, *, 13 58
|........., *:'7."" 7 .......... 1,103
.' 224 ........... 515

............ 24,022 .. .... 51,878


373,188
5,437
3,384
600
1,202
2,319


474,768
417

598
1,372
234


.. .. .. ..
............









SUMMARY OF COMMERCE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year 1916,
showing the values and principal countries of origin in comparison with those of the
calendar year 1915-Continued.


Articles.


Provisions, comprising meat and dairy products-Con.
Cuba................................... ...
Porto Rico..................... ..............
Other countries..................... .......

Total.........................................
Rice:
United States............................. ......
United Kingdom............................:.....
Germany.......................................
Spain.............................................
Cuba......................... ....................
Porto Rico........................................
Other countries.......................... ......

Total....................... ....................
Rubber, manufactures of;
United States............................... ....
United Kingdom.................................
Germany..........................................
France................................ ..
Spain.................. .............. ...
Italy...................... ......... ......
Porto Rico..................... ..............
Other countries..................................

Total............... ............... .... ....
Silk, manufactures of:
United States........................... .....
United Kingdom.................................
Germany....................................
France..................... ....... ......
Spain............... .................. ...
Italy.................................. ....
Cuba.............................................
Porto Rico........................................
Other countries......................... ......

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

Scap:
United States.....................................
United Kingdom................................
Germany.........................................
France............................ .. ............
Spain.............................................
Italy..............................................
Cuba........................... .................
Porto Rico........................................
Other countries..................................

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


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1915. Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916.
__ _I


Quantity.


Value.


-I-]


$4.00
6,248
149,026


Quantity.


Value.


$837
648
51,321


............ 541,408 ............ 530,195
Kilos. Kilos.
7,674,706 611,092 9,712,299 845,041
1,401,192 89,193 1,078,760 100,471
401,437 19,680 ........................
42,574 3,825 30,735 2,849
860,520 59 677 1,098,737 100,046
1,354,319 124,715 231,618 22,736
13,927 694 88,869 8,925

11,748,675 908,876 12,241,018 080,068


............ 31,965 ............ 56,752
........... 79 ............ 18
............ 118 ........ .........
........... 365 ........... 68
............ 215 ............ 41
.... ....... 2 ............
............ 1,800 ............ 1,668
............ 132 ........ .........

............ 34,676 ............ 58,547


............ 22,569 ............ 29,039
............ 672 ............ 1,702
............ 2,518 ........................
............ 2,920 ............ 2,634
............ 299 ........... 991
............ 1,740 ............ 375
............ 34 ............ 20
............ 5,814 ............ 7,951
............ 1,887 ........... 1,019

............ 38,453 ............ 43,731

Kilos. Kilos.
1,037,351 108,652 1,098,969 129,028
5 4 23 12
368 234 ........ .........
598 437 857 913
19 29 3,595 878
95 32 ............ ........
2 2 4 4
1,044 608 2,638 1,443
373 102 484 170

1,039,855 110,100 1,106,570 132,448
1










28 SUMMARY OF COMMERCE DOMINICAN. REPUBLIC.

SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year 1916,
showing the values and principal countries of origin in comparison with those of the
calendar year 1915-Continued.


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31,1915. Jan. 1 to Dec. 31,1916.
Articles.
Quantity. Value. Quantity. Value.


Sugar and confectionery:
United States........................... .....
United Kingdom.......................- .....
Germany....................................
France.......................... ........
Spain ............................. ........
Italy......................- ......
Cuba............................. .......
Porto Rico.................... .......-- .....
Othercountries ........................ ......

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

Umbrellas and canes:
United States......................... .......
United Kingdom...................... ...... ...
France...................... ....................-
Spain..................................... ....
Italy................................. ..
Cuba........................... ..... ...
Porto Rico....................................
Other countries ................................

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

Vegetables:
United States.................... ................
United Kingdom...........................-....
Germany...................... ............
France .....................................
Spain............................................
Italy.................................... ...
Porto Rico.....................................
Other countries................................

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

Vehicles and boats:
United States................................
United Kingdom...............................
France....................... .............
Italy................................ .......
Cuba............................................
Porto Rico.............................. .......
Other countries................. .............

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

Wines, liquors, and distilled spirits:
United States...................................
United Kingdom.................................
Germany.............................. .......
France......... ............. ............


$165,592
5,173
64
1,014
4,081
937
67
200
1,053


$224,583
3,340

2,598
3,239
464
889
376
414


............ 178,181 ............ 235,903


............ 6,798 ............ 20,033
............ 1,292 ............ 1,340
............ 134 ............ 134
............ 159 ............ 448
............ 4,067 ............ 3,131
............ ............ ............ 5
............ 161 ............ 847
............ 121 ............ 2

............ 12,732 ............ 25,940


............ 48,799 ............ 62,883
............ 1,128 ............ 899
............ 8 ............ ............
............ 175 ............ 1,054
............ 22,615 ............ 9,974
............ 586 ............ 109
............ 21,814 ............ 20,518
............ 174 ............ 100

............. 95,299 ............ 95,537


............ 137,276 ............ 401,298
............ 619 ............ 1,175
............ 201 ............ 280
............ 52 ....... ..........
............ 1,500 ............ 250
............ 6,125 ............ 5,829
............ 370 ....................

............ 146,143 ............ 408,832


4,983
2,631
1,275
20,537


13 015
1,981

27,714









SUMMARY OF COMMERCE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year 1916,
showing the values and principal countries of origin in comparison with those of the
calendar year 1915-Continued.


Articles.


Wines, liquors, and distilled spirits-Continued.
Spain...........................................
Italy.................................. ....
Cuba.................................... ..
Porto Rico......................................
Other countries................................

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

Wood, and manufactures of:
United States....................................
United Kingdom.................................
Germany...................... ...........
France..................... .............
Spain.................................. ...
Italy.......................... ... .........
Cuba.................................. ...
Porto Rico......................................
Other countries..................................

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

Wool, and manufactures of:
United States..................................
United Kingdom.................................
Germany.............................. ..
France.................................
Spain................... ............. .. ..
Italy.................................... ...
Cuba................................... ..........
Porto Rico........................................
Other countries...................................

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

All other articles not elsewhere specified:
United States..................................
United Kingdom..................................
Germany...................... ..............
France................................. ..
Spain................................. ..
Italy................................. ..
Cuba................................................
Porto Rico.....................................
Other countries.................. ........... ..
Total...........................................

Legal currency: United States.......................


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1915. Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916.


Quantity.


Value. Quantity.


$15,363
14,131
27
653
10,215


Value.



$31,797
13,497
1,104
224
10,165


............ 69,815 ............ 99,497


............ 223,383 ............ 295,039
........... 172 .......... 453
............ 850 ........................
........... 311 ............ 688
............ 929 ............ 891
........... 95 ............ 37
............ 1,255 ............ 84
............ 4,156 ............ 7,462
............ 10,900 ............ 12,767

............ 242,051 ............ 317,421


30,925
4,592
1,908
949
195
3,243
12
7,104
1,092


36,696
4,946

1,827
794
4
14
4,257
325


............ 50,020 ............ 48,863


............ 294,988 ............ 363,155
............ 10,035 .1......... 1,994
............ 3,928 ........... ............
............ 13,680 ...:........ 11,613
............ 8,220 ............ 9,771
............ 1,681 ............ 3,984
........... 756 ............ 1,936
............ 9,912 ............ 12,632
............ 7,573 ............ 13,270
............ 350,753 ............ 418,355

............ ........... ........... 919,000









80 SUMMARY OF COMMERCE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

SCHEDULE NO. 2.-The 1S principal groups of imports, with comparisons in values and
percentages of total values, for the years 1915 and 1916.


1915 1916


Articles. Percent- Percent-
Value. age of Value. age of
total total
value, value.


Cotton, and manufactures of............................... 1,913,143 20.99 $1,721,534 14.76
Iron and steel, and manufactures of...................... 1,200,810 13.17 1,562,367 13.40
Rice............................... ................... 908,876 9.97 1,080,068 9.26
Wheat flour............................ ............. 584,901 6.41 621,900 5.33
Provisions, meat, and dairy products..................... 541,408 5.94 530,195 4.55
Wood, and manufactures of ........................... 242,051 2.65 317,421 2.72
Oils..................................................... 514,111 5.64 545,284 4.67
Fibers (vegetable), and manufactures of................... 360,000 3.95 508,644 4.36
Leather, and manufactures of............................. 296,799 3.25 385,518 3.30
Fishand fish products.................................... 262,580 2.88 309,204 2.65
Chemicals, drugs, and dyes.............................. 200,509 2.20 293,072 2.52
Vehicles and boats..................................... 146,143 1.03 408,832 3.50
Agricultural implements.................. .............. 77,238 .85 121,830 1.04


SCHEDULE No. 3.-Recapitulation of imports.


1915 1916

Countries. Percent- Percent-
Value. age of Value. age of
whole, whole.


United States......................................... 7,361,259 80.73 $10.162,698 87.13
United Kingdom....................................... 630,923 6.92 481,305 4.13
Germany................................... ......... 93,317 1.04 .......................
France............................. ............... 93,200 1.02 152,358 1.30
Spain................................. ........... 144,688 1.59 151,451 1.30
Italy.............................. ............... 92,869 1.02 63,450 .54
Cuba............................... ............... 74,619 .82 136,587 1.17
Porto Rico....................... ............... 376,231 4.13 378,219 3.24
Other countries.................... ..... ........ 249,408 2.73 138,362 1.19

Total..................... .................... 9,118,514 100.00 11,664,430 100.00








SCHEDULE No. 4.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year 1916, showing the values and principal countries of origin in
comparison with those of the calendar year 1915 (Jan. 1 to Dec. 81) and percentage of increases and decreases for same years.


Articles.



Agricultural implements...........
Animals (live stock)..............
Books, maps, and other printed
matter.........................
Breadstuffs:
Wheat flour..................
All other.....................
Chemicals, drugs, and dyes........
Coal..............................
Cotton, manufactures of...........
Earthen, stone, and chinaware....
Fibers (vegetable), manufactures of
Fish (preserved) and fish products.
Fruits and nuts..................
Glass and glassware..............
Grease, resins, and caustic soda for
the manufacture of soap.........
Gums and resins.................
Hats and caps....................
Iron and steel, manufactures of....
Jewelry, including watches and
clocks.........................
Leather, and manufactures of.....
Malt liquors (beer in bottles)......
Metals, and manufactures of;......


United
States.



$118,653
2,552

13,085

613,809
106,510
257,026
101,347
1,266,033
22,705
445,386
300,138
41,760
42,269

93,551
6,309
33,968
1,483,022

25,766
367,723
143,949
103,141
482,615


Uned Germany. France. Spain. Italy. Cuba. I Poro Other
Kingdom.j mn. San I I Rico. countries.


S1916


$1,180 .................... $ .................... $1,996 ..........
....... ........ ............. ..... ....... .......... $150 1,990 ..........


3,223
670

251,175
5,382
46,690
105
198
83




174
27,648

5
1,197
1,532
740
14,521


45 .......... $4,655 3,346


1
812
24,732

21,389
133
2,299
654
738
303

27

1,332
2,220

845
171

580
6,265


46
2,649

17,599
49
6,936
6,147
6,061
1,344

7

214
4,127

62
3,466

1,042
15,523


$77



556
3,807

6,449

576
86
37
119


846 1,115 $727


7,920
113
2,600

750
9
18
2

2


.......... ..........
.......... 16
24,965 704
109 2,024

2,436 ..........
.......... 111
.......... 1,230
.......... 57
1,004 1


158
4,506
1,347
10,617
150,589
1,400
5,920
1,856
470
2,020

7,958
10
5,597
29,471

759
12,818
19,526
1,012
20,556


12
47
241
1,750
7,550
1,084
819
216

333




615
13,746

209
32
2,664
53
4,799


Amount.


1915


$77,238
9,203

18,367

584,901
107,643
200,509
107,460
1,913,143
13,992
S360,000
262,580
35,836
40,700

123,755
3,068
53,804
1,200,810

27,694
296,799
113,574
58,788
514,111


$121,830
4,692

23,896

621,900
115,813
293,072
113,714
1,721,534
30,762
508,644
309,204
49,264
46,473

101,543
6,335
67,569
1,562,367

30,082
385,518
168,901
106,625
545,284


1916


Increase.


$44,592



5,529

36,999
8,170
92,563
6,254

16,770
148,644
46,624
13,428
5,773



3,267
13,765
361,557

2,388
88,719
55,327
47,837
31,173


m
Decrease. C



$4,511

0

..........

..........
..........
..........

..........
191,609 Q

... .

..........
..........

22,212





..........




..........


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SCHEDULE No. 4.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year 1916, showing the values and principal countries'of origin in
comparison with those of the calendar year 1915 (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31) and percentage of increases and decreases for same years-Continued.


Articles.


Paints, pigments, and colors.......
Paper, and manufactures of.......
Perfumery and cosmetics..........
Provisions, comprising meat and
dairy products.................
Rice..............................
Rubber, and manufactures of......
Silk, and manufactures of.........
Soap.............................
Sugar and confectionery...........
Umbrellas and canes..............
Vegetables........................
Vehicles and boats...............
Wines,liquors, and distilled spirits.
Wood, and manufactures of.......
Wool, and manufactures of........
All other imports not elsewhere
specified.........................
Legal currency...................

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


United United
States. Kingdom.


$85,111
120,747
15,193

474,768
845,041
56,752
29,039
129,028
224,583
20,033
62,883
401,298
13,015
295,039
36,696

363,155


$5,598
1,880
511

417
100,471
18
1,702
12
3,340
1,340
899
1,175
1,981
453
4,946

1,994


919,000 ..........

10,162,698 481,305


Germany.


France.



$193
2,048
32,840

598

68
2,634
913
2,598
134
1,054
280
27,714
688
1,827

11,613


Spain. Italy.


$201
17,928
1,658


1,372
2,849
41
991
878
3,239
448
9,974

31,797
891
794


$1,394



234



375

464
3,131
109

13,497
37
4


9,771 3,984


Cuba.



$1
14,786
58

837
100,046

20
4
889
5

250
1,104
84
14

1,936


Porto Other
Rico. countries.


$381
8,453
1,103

648
22,736
1,668
7,951
1,443
376
847
20,518
5,829
224
7,462
4,257

12,632


$2
4,470
515

51,321
8,925

1,019
170
414
2
100

10,165
12,767
325

13,270


Amount.


1916


$91,487
171,706
51,878

530,195
1,080,068
58,547
43,731
132,448
235,903
25,940
95,537
408,832
99,497
317,421
48,863

418,355


1916


1915 I Increase.


$64,535
127,475
24,022

541,408
908,876
34,676
S38,453
110,100
178,181
12,732
95,299
146,143
69,815
242,051
50,020

350,753


......... ............................................. .......... 919,000 ............

......... 152,358 151,451 63,450 136,587 378,219 138,362 11,664,430 9,118,514


$26,952
44,231
27,856



171,192
23,871
5,278
22,348
57,722
13,208
238
262,689
29,682
75,370



67,602
919,000

2,776,618


Decrease. C

...... g

..........

0

$11,213 a
..........
..........











1,157
0















..........
..........
1Ci






230,702
--- a








RECAPITULATION OF IMPORTS.


Countries.


United States.................... ................
United Kingdom.......................... ..............
Germany....................... ..................
France................... ........................
Spain............................... ............
Italy............................... ................
Cuba.................. ................ ............
Porto Rico..................... ......................
Other countries................... ..............

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


Total.


$10,162,698
481,305

152,358
151,451
63,450
136,587
378,219
138,362

11,664,430


Amount.


1916


$10,162,698
481,305


152,358
151,451
63,450
136,587
378,219
138,362

11,664,430


1915


$7,361,259
630,923
95,317
93,200
144,688
92,869
74,619
376,231
249,408


Increase.




$2,801,439



59,158
6,763


61,968
1,988


1916, net
increase.
Decrease.





$149,618 ..........
95,317 ............
.......................


29,419 ...........

.....111,046.............
.......................
111,046 ............


9,118,514 2,931,316 385,400


$2,545,916


Percentage of
whole.


1915 1916


Per ct. Per ct.
80.73 87.13
6.92 4.13
1.04 ........
1.02 1.30
1.59 1.30
1.02 .54
.82 1.17
4.13 3.24
2.73 1.19

100.00 100.00


1916


In- De-
crease. crease.


Per ct. Per ct.
6.40 ........
........ 2.79
........ 1.04
.28 ........
........ .29
........ .48
.35 ........
........ .89
........ 1.54

7.03 7.03


1916,
net in-
crease.



Per ct.











27.9
0

2 d

0











I-


I











SCHEDULE NO. 5.-Total imports, by ports, months, and duty collected, 1916 and 1915.


Ports.


Azua.................................... ...---.. . ..............- -
Barahona...... ................... .... ...... ...---- -. ........- -
Comendador.....................-.. ....... . ......-----. --- ----
Dajabon.................... ........----..............................
La Romana. ............................... -- -----.-- ..............
Las Lajas............. ......................
Macoris ............... .. ... .................................. -............
Monte Cristy............ ....... ......... ... .............. ....
Puerto Plata-................---- ........-........---- --- ------------------------
Samana ..........-------............---- ------. ------------------ -------------
Sanchez............ ..... .....- ..........- ..................... -.............---
Santo Domingo.................. ...............--. ............ .............

Total, 1916............... .........................------ .....--------- .....
Total, 1915..................... .........-------------....
Decrease, 1916....................................
Increase, 1916. ......... ......- .....- ... ............ ...... ..................--


January.


$16,562


33,416

232,665
47,248
153,406
28,194
104,501
228,778


844,770 699,350 856,341
788,631 633,222 693,263

56,139 66,128 163,078


February. March.


$23,143 $17,349
.......... 145



12,422 13,325

166,282 202,341
14,090 23,688
159,107 154,136
30,050 19,915
90,978 149,170
203,278 276,272


May.


$11,628




20,355

217,007
23,291
91,993
15,989
313,204
187,938


813,240 881,405
679,998 848,917

133,242 32,488


June. July. August.


$17,728 $22,181 $21,272


April.


$21,485




19, 700

227,046
26,088
169,056
12,345
128,750
208, 770


1,194, 782
743,365

451,417


11,403

195,896
29,647
164,480
11,635
318, 496
252,599


1,006,337
797,665

208, 672


10,275

286,036
19,684
183,999
13,516
85,323
251,541


871,646
664,851

206, 795


38,195

212,852
33,024
101,781
13,778
473,560
303,864


1 i'












Ports.


Azua .............................................
Barahona ...... ...........................................
Comendador............................................ ..................
Dajabon..................................... ...
La Romana.................. .................................
Las Lajas.......... .. .....................................
Macoris......................................................... ..
Monte Cristy................................. .....................
Puerto Plata..................... ...............
Samana............ ...........................................
Sanchez................................. ....................
Santo Domingo................... ..... ............................

Total, 1916....................... .............................
Total, 1915 .............................................
Decrease, 1916................................... .................
Increase, 1916............. .................. ............. ................


Septem- October.
ber.


$22,825




27,349

223,550
26,460
215,393
4,974
150,594
223,989


895,134
800,823

94,311


$14, 735




50,020

390,648
27,922
232,889
23,656
141,337
310,315


1,191,522
768,957

422,565


November. December.


$11,671
417


$7,284
731


Total by ports.


1916


$207, 863
1,293


1915


$226,279
.... .. .


34,481 48,531 319,472 153,133


369,959
45,316
169,965
11,759
139,535
314,104


1,097,207
789,124

308,083


289,161
40,115
309,476
21,601
178,547
417,250


1,312, 696
909,698

402,998


3,013,443
356,573
2,105,681
207, 412
2,273,995
3,178,698


11,664,430


.2,54,.916
2,545,916


2,127,204
249,168
1,880,224
161,284
1,387,098
2,934,124


9,118,514


NoTE.-Comendador, Dajabon, and Las Lajas, being land ports where only fines are collected, no invoice of value imported is recorded.


Import duties collected.


1916 1915


$86,154.05 $103,025.52 m
657.33 ..............
410.81 812.98
746.08 746.38 "
69,192.34 50,004.85
797.78 714.05
835,843.62 693,793.30 'i
131,683.82 107,908.78 C,
845,310.49 809,916.18 O
60,899.93 70,385.37
515, 686 72 565,679.27 t
1,133,334.01 1,152,238.81

3,680, 716.98 3,555,225.49
.............. ..............

125,491.49 ..............
0__


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36 SUMMARY OF COMMERCE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.


SCHEDULE NO. 6.-Exports from the Dominican Republic during the calendar year 1916,
showing the values and principal countries of destination in comparison with those of
the calendar year 1915.


Articles.



Animals (live stock):
Cuba.................. ...... ...
Porto Rico..................... .......
Other countries................... .......

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

Bananas:
United States................. ...........
Other countries................---. ---.......

Total.....................--- ..........

Cacao:
United States....................... .....
United Kingdom........... .................. -
Germany .................. .......... .. .....
France....................-.....- .-...
Italy........................ ..............
Porto Rico.................. ...........
Other countries............ ..................

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

Chemicals, drugs, and dyes; raw materials for:
United States........................ .......
United Kingdom...................--- ....--
France....................................
Porto Rico..................... ..........-
Other countries........... .......... ......

Total..................... .............-

Coconuts:
United States................. ...........--
Other countries..............................--

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

Coffee:
United States ................. ............-
United Kingdom................- .........--
Germany..................................
France.............................- ----.----
Italy.............................-- --*- ...--
Cuba....................................-
Porto Rico..............................-
Other countries............-....---------......

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

Copra:
United States......... ..............
France.......... ..... ...... .............


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1915.


Quantity. Value.



.............. $1,400
.............. 2,198
.............. 38,887

.............. 42,485


Bunches.
320,000
7,169


327,169

Kilos.
19,822,049
11,584
27,638
307,665
10,695
5,016
38,376

20,223,023


.........--....


912,985
240


165,000
1,432


166,432


4,799,195
3,406
2,764
45,033
3,500
803
9,053

4,863,754


.............. 4,177


4,177


20,149
6


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31,1916.


Quantity. Value.


Bunches.
343,000
5,560


348,560

Kilos.
20,325,145
14,355

668,074
6,800
38,931


21,053,305


928,115
100


$903
8,783

9,686


171,500
1,115


172,615


5,810,679
3,692

135,170
2,040
.7,088


5,958,669


351,362
3,585
1,542
2,510
19,500

378,499


23,655
2


913,225 20,155 928.215 23,657


1,663,672 303,606 1,106,499 207,575
117,687 26,464 6,750 1 1,500
28,800 2,880 .........................
212,487 29,791 468,313 78,023
90,544 17,363 1,600 256
5,000 500 ..........................
61,075 8,465 9,175 1,116
289.170 69,362 139,381 28,357

2,468,435 458,431 1,731,718 316,827


98,648 9,528 64,809 6,334
21,405 1,070 ......................


Total....................................... 120,053


---------- -------


10,598 64,809 6,334









SUMMARY OF COMMERCE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.


SCHEDULE NO. 6.-Exports from the Dominican Republic during the calendar year 1916,
showing the values and principal countries of destination in comparison with those of
the calendar year 1915-Continued.


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1915. Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916.
Articles.Quantity. Value. Quantity.
Quantity. Value. Quantity. Value.


Copper ores: Kilos.
United States.................................. 210,000


Gums and resins:
United States.................................
United Kingdom..............................
Other countries...............................

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

Hides and skins goatskinss):
United States.................................
United Kingdom...............................
France....................... ..........
Other countries...............................

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

Hides of cattle:
United States.................................
United Kingdom ..............................
France.......................... ..............
Porto Rico....................................
Other countries................................

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

Honey;
United States.................................
SUnited Kingdom...............................
France........................................
Italy...................... .............
Other countries..................................

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

Molasses (of sugar):
United States.................................
United Kingdom.............................
Porto Rico....................................
Other countries...............................

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

Sugar (raw):
United States.................................
Other countries...............................

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

Sugar cane:
Porto Rico....................................
Other countries.............................


$6,700


Kilos.
498,436


$15,403


11,301 3,128 14,104 4,640
2,729 340 ....... ............
1,685 532 .......................

15,715 4,000 14,104 4,640


135,771 84,659 159,424 122,012
1,071 321 ......................
77 8 .......... ........
240 96 103 51

137,159 85,084 159,527 122,063


465,966 172,255 452,708 210,766
7,226 3,037 .........................
4,200 1,245 .........................
7,810 2,378 2,499 1,151
15,659 6,387 1,712 685

500,861 185,272 456,919 212,602


154,710 13,172 129,858 12,552
71,499 4,855 296,191 24,967
78,940 6,762 135,900 9,114
11,100 900 3,000 200
92,616 5,840 247,054 17,896

408,865 31,529 812,007 64,729


12,200,000 79,500 6,930,690 51,286
3,283,331 20,471 11,446,250 67,550
.............. .......... 375,500 1,902
874 52 ........... .........

15,484,205 100,023 18,752,440 120,738


75,630,457 5,671,120 99,581,774 9,660,613
27,170,094 2,000,263 23,060,740 2,367,684

102,800,551 7,671,383 122,642,514 12,028,297

Tons. Tons.
81,127 195,695 121,996 295,517
13 87 8 105


81,140 195,782 122,004 295,622


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









38 SUMMARY OF COMMERCE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

SCHEDULE No. 6.-Exports from the Dominican Republic during the calendar year 1916,
showing the values and principal countries of destination in comparison with those of
the calendar year 1915-Continued.


Articles.


Tobacco leaf:
United States................................
United Kingdom..............................
France........................................
Porto Rico...................................
Other countries...............................

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

Cigars and cigarettes:
United States.................................
United Kingdom.............................
France................................ ...
Porto Rico.................................
Other countries...............................

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

Vegetable fibers (cotton):
United States.................................
France.........................................
Porto Rico...................................
Other countries...............................

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

All other vegetable fibers:
Cuba........................................
Porto Rico....................................
Other countries..............................

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

Wax:
United States...............................
United Kingdom................................
France........................................
Italy .......................... ............
Porto Rico....................................
Other countries..............................

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

Wood (mahogany):
United States...............................
United Kingdom..............................
France........................................
Porto Rico.....................................
Other countries...............................

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


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1915.


Quantity.


Kilos.
3,465,836

884,942


- -r I -- -


Value.



$524,311

90,782


1,884,631 357,803


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916.


Quantity.


Kilos.
2,824,485
8,011
581,248
278,053
4,233,354


Value.



$538,075
1,932
58,910
35,169
799,237


6,235,409 972,896 7,925,151 1,433,323


............. 25 .............. 1,405
.............. 334 ......... ..........
.............. 560 ...... ...............
........... ............ .............. 375
.............. 17,822 .............. 1,585

.............. 18,741 ............. 3,385


60,708 21,458 88,305 30,577
2,324 860 2,639 1,056
128 10 .... ..............
78,463 38,272 314 126

141,623 60,600 91,258 31,759


.............. 9,652 .............. 19,247
.............. 2,542 .............. 7,798
.............. 105 .............. 2,800

.............. 12,299 .............. 29,845


201,438 107,520 199,763 107,896
3,374 1,665 .........................
1,588 403 2,263 453
93 50 ........ .......
............. ............... 7,344 2,911
6,063 3,412 439 155

212,556 113,050 209,809 111,415


ToMs.
232
29
1
30
1


89



6
..............


2,240



70
2


293 4,991 95 2,312









SUMMARY OF COMMERCE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.


SCHEDULE No. 6.-Exports from the Dominican Republic during the calendar year 1916,
showing the values and principal countries of destination in comparison with those of
the calendar year 1915-Continued.


Articles.


Lignum-vitie:
United States.................................
United Kingdom................................
Porto Rico....................................
Other countries..............................

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

All other woods:
United States.................................
United Kingdom..............................
France.....................................
Porto Rico..................................
Other countries...........................

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

All other exports:
United States..................................
United Kingdom.............................
France.......................... ... ..
Cuba....................................
Porto Rico...................................
Other countries..............................

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

Legal currency: United States........ .......


Jan.1 to Dec. 31, 1915.


Quantity.


Tons.
235
424
3
417

1,079


Value.



$5,459
11,485
19
9,782

26,745


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1916.

Quantity. Value.


Tons.


106
7

342

455


$4,299
126

8,607

13,032


4,564

620
25,667
11,055


.............. 32,632 .............. 41,906


.............. 43,714 .............. 72,655
............ . 728 .............. 1,665
............. 10,979 .............. 2,911
............. 11,319 .............. 200
.............. 29,224 .............. 43,306
............. 25,338 .............. 7,798

............. 121,302 .............. 128,535


SCHEDULE NO. 7.-Recapitulation of exports.


1915 1916

Percent- Percent-
Value. age of Value. age of
whole, whole.

United States................................. $12,044,271 79.19 $17,412,088 80.88
United Kingdom.................................... 84,366 .55 105,017 .49
Germany........ .............. .................. 5,644 .04 ........................
France............................................. 189,448 1.25 287,799 1.34
Italy.......... ................................... 21,813 .14 2,496 .01
Cuba.................................. .............. 22,871 .15 19,447 .09
Porto Rico....................... .................. 248,921 1.64 425,483 1.98
Other countries........................................ 2,591,727 17.04 3,275,543 15.21

Total............................................ 15,209,061 100.00 21,527,873 100.00


NOTE.-Much sugar and cacao are shipped subject to order, and above figures vary some frcm final des-
tination. The campeche or dyewood (9,177 tons; value $326,462) is included in "Chemicals, drugs, and
dyes; raw materials for."









40 SUMMARY OF COMMERCE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

SCHEDULE NO. 8.-Statement of value of four principal crops exported in 1916.

Tobacco
Port. Cacao. Coffee. Sugar. leaf.


Azua.............................................................. $21,576 $545,279 ............
arahona............................................. .......... 12,924 ............. $1,008
Comendador ........................ .. .................................... ... 2,575
Dajabon............................ ............... .............. ............. 2,356
LaRomana........................... ........ $112,654 .. .. ........... ........
Las Lajas......... .................. ..............................................
Macoris.................................... ....... 279,000 ............ 9,616,024 122
MonteCristy................... ... ............. ............ 3,302 ............ 86,955
Puerto Plata.................... ......... ........ 916,950 99,378 3,421 853,704
Samana........................ ..................... 187,735 ......... ....... ........
Sanchez...................................... ............... 4,249,970 13,564 ............ 478,077
Santo Domingo...................................... 212,360 166,083 1,863,573 8,526

Total............................................ 5,958,669 316,827 12,028,297 1,433,323
1









SCHEDULE No. 9.-Exports from the Dominican Republic during the calendar year 1916, showing the values and principal countries of destination in
comparison with those of the calendar year 1915 (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31), and percentage of increases and decreases for same years.


Articles. United United Ger- France. Italy Cuba. orto Other Amount. 1916
States. Kingdom, many. Rico. countries. 1916 1915 Increase Decrease
1916 915 Icreso. Decrease.


Animals (live stock).....................
Bananas.............. ..............
Cacao...................... .......
Chemicals, drugs, and dyes (raw material).
Coconuts.................................
Coffee.....................................
Copra..................................
Copper ores..............................
Gums and resins..........................
Goatskins...............................
Hidesof cattle............................
Honey...................................
Molasses(of sugar)............ .......
Sugar(raw)..............................
Sugar cane..............................
Tobacco leaf.............................
Cigars and cigarettes.......................
Vegetable fibers (cotton).................
All other vegetable fibers.................
W ax.....................................
Woods:
Mahogany...........................
Lignum-vite ........................
All other woods........................
All other exports...........................
Legal currency.............................

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


$171,500
5,810,679
351,362
23,655
207,575
6,334
15,403
4,640
122,012
210,766
12,552
51,286
9,660,613


$3,692
3,585


1,500







24,967
67,550
..........


$135,170
1,542


78,023







9,114


$2,040



256







200
. ....


538,075 1,932 ......... 58,910 ....................
1,405 ........ ..... .. ................ ...........


30,577


107,896


2,240
4,299
4,564
72,655
2,000


126


1,665
..........


1,056 .......... .. ........
........ ........... $19,247
453 ....................


620
2,911
.. ... .


17,412,088 105,017 .......... 287,799


.......... 200



2,496 19,447


$903


7,088
2,510


1,116






1,151


1,902


295,517
35,169
375


7,798
2,911


70


25,667
43,306
..........


$8,783
1,115


19,500
2
28,357




51
685
17,896


2,367,684
105
799,237
1,585
126
2,800
155


2
8,607
11,055
7,798
............


$9,686
172,615
5,958,669
378,499
23,657
316,827
6,334
15,403
4,640
122,063
212,602
64,729
120,738
12,028,297
295,622
1,433,323
3,365
31,759
29,845
111,415


2,312
13,032
41,906
128,535
2,000


$42,485
166,432
4,863,754
4,177
20,155
458,431
10,598
6,700
4,000
85,084
185,272
31,529
100,023
7,671,383
195,782
972,896
18,741
60,600
12,299
113,050


4,991
26,745
32,632
121,302
............


$6,183
1,094,915
374,322
3,502



8,703
640
36,979
27,330
33,200
20,715
4,356,914
99,840
460,427



17,546






9,274
7,233
2,000


425,483 3,275,543 21,527,873 1 15,209,061 6,559,723


p2


$32, 799
.......... (



.......... 0
141,604
4,264 0
..........
..........
..........




...
..........
..........
0




15,376
28,841
..........
1,635


2,679
13,713





240,911


.......... ..........
.......... ..........
.......... ..........


.-A












SCHEDULE NO. 9.-Exportsfrom the Dominican Republic during the calendar year 1916, showing the values and principal countries of destination in
comparison with those of the calendar year 1915 (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31), and percentage of increases and decreases for same years-Continued.

RECAPITULATION OF EXPORTS.


Countries.


United States..........................................
United Kingdom........................................
Germany.................................. .........
France ...............................................
Italy.................................. ............
Cuba.................................. ..............
Porto Rico..............................................
Other countries........................ ................

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


Total.


$17,412,088
105,017

287,799
2,496
19,447
425,483
3,275,543


Amount.


1916



$17,412,088
105,017

287,799
2,496
19,447
425,483
3,275,543


21,527,873 21,527,873


Increase. Decrease.


1916, net
increase.


___1_ -1-1 1-1'


$12,044,271
84,366
5,644
189,448
21,813
22,871
248,921
2,591,727

15,209,061


$5,367,817
20,651

98,351



176,562
683,816

6,347,197


$5,644

19,317
3,424
..........


Per ct.
80.88
.49

1.34
.01
.09
1.98
15.21


Percentage of
whole.


1916 1915


Per ct.
79.19
.55
.04
1.25
.14
.15
1.64
17.04


28,385 $6,318,812 100.00 100.00


1916


In- De-
crease. crease.


Per ct. Per ct.
1.69 ........
........ 0.06
........ .04
.09 ..
........ .13
........ .06
.34 ........
........ 1.83

2.12 2.12


Port.


Azua ........................................................
Barahona................................ ..................
Comendador............................................... ................
Dajabon.. .....................................................
La Romana................................. .. ................
LasLajas................................................... ...............
Macoris.................. ................... ......... ..................


January.


February.


- 1 1 -


$10,280
4,631
8,365
5,331
63,522
5,154
848,698


March.


$37,493 $40,788
1,975 9,825
........... ..... . .


64,197

374, 033


55,349

2,339,857


$40,226
7,006



85,232


1,893,240


May.


$101,645
5,111



62,507


1, 776, 245


June.


$416,029
S661


............ 63,042 14,384


1 227,474 1,138,437 i 2847S


SCHEDULE NO. 10.-Total exports, by ports, months, and duty collected, 1916 and 1915.


1916,
net in-
crease.



Per ct. 0

0
0




0



41.5,5






ugust.


$2,222
t7 .












4, 078


July.


$22,650
3,873


A









Monte'Cristy ........................................ ........................
Puerto Plata........ ...................................................
Samana........... ...................................................
Sanchez.................................................
Santo Domingo........ ................ ................. ................

Total, 1916............................................. ......
Total, 1915.................................. .......... ..........
Decrease, 1916.......................... ............................
Increase, 1916 ..........................................


9,154 9,762
214,857 145,548
8,954 15,347
153,124 297,694
102,078 286,588


1,434,148 1,232,637
931,620 1,412,329
............ 179,692
502,528 ............


17,980 18,125
67,153 273,235
14,550 41,722
167,670 589,538
139,205 486,130


2,852,377 3,434,454
2,243,526 2,347,758

608,851 1,086,696


Totals by ports. Export duties collected.
Port. September. October. Noem- Decem-
19Oc ber. ber.
1916 1915 1916 1915


Azua .....................................................................
Barahona......... ............................... ..........
Comendador............................................
Dajabon........... .................................................
La Romana.............................................
Las Lajas...... ...................................................
Macoris...........................................................................
Monte Cristy.....................................................................
Puerto Plata...................................
Samana..................................
Sanchez............................... .......................................
Santo Domingo....................................................................

Total, 1916................................. ..................................
Total, 1915................................. .............................
Decrease, 1916.......................................... ................ .........
Increase, 1916......................................................................


$1,897

. ..........

12,328

22,798
33,268
255,791
9,769
643,161
43,928


1,022,940
626,210

396,730


$9,812
416





22,094
28,657
181,069
7,733
60,437
56,777


$44,349
5,050





27,958
5,194
145,475
13, 490
76,373
40,958


366,995 358,847
214,208 381,904
......... 23,057
152,787 ..........


$9,064
595



6,740

112,372
34,052
160,489
37,505
328,329
44,780


733,926
566,045

167,881


$736,455
43,221
8,365
5,331
427,301
5,154
10,064,681
268,711
2,268,496
236,812
4,832,811
2,630,535


21,527,873



6,318,812


$475,879
26,896
36,916
53,382
474,258
21,859
6,450,576
89,255
2,051,137
247,135
3,349,533
1,932,235


15,209,061

............


$3,589.27
541.80



4,446.16
7.96
10,176.89
2,356.69
41,658.67
9,129.39
162,335.06
14,330.08


$5,008.98
497.13



9,800.23

10,197.68
2,519.02
40, 744.95
9,245.01
136,565.00
17,374.77


248,571.97 ..........
........... 231,950.77

16,621.20 ............


44,430
109,272
43,733
393,459
69,934


2,606,336
1,904,016

702,320
702, 320


14,049
244,769
10,145
556,808
592,805


3,062,740
1,621,749

1,440,991


8,362
133,864
21,398
1,409,157
398,299


3,199,082
1,323,654

1,875,428


45,678
336,974
12,466
157,061
369,053


1,223,391
1,636,042
412,651
............


1-1


I


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SCHEDULE No. 11.-Number and tonnage of vessels engaged in the coastwise trade, by ports, during the calendar year 1916.


Entrances. Clearances.

Steamships. Sailing vessels. Steamships. Sailing vessels.

Port. With cargo. In ballast. With cargo. In ballast. With cargo. In ballast. With cargo. In ballast.

Regis- Regis- Regis- Regis- Regis- Regis- Regis- Regis-
Num- tered Num- tered Num- tered Num- tered Num- tered Num- tered Num- tered Num- tered
ber. ton- her. ton- her. ton- ber. ton- ber., ton- her. ton- ber. ton- ber. ton-
nage. nage. nage. nage. nage. nage. nage. nage.


Azua...................................... 63 9,342 48 36,773 164 5,290 60 4,276 73 13,565 32 28,015 152 5,124 44 1,016
Barahona................................ 42 6,300 ............... 179 4,312 29 905 41 6,150 1 150 143 3,997 70 1,314
La Romana.... .......................... 105 3,255 48 22,836 328 5,210 59 796 54 1,803 109 35,510 127 2,236 267 4,410
Macoris.................................. 185 23,285 409 183,943 482 15,793 372 8,401 68 24,833 479 147,052 466 10,453 425 12,379
Monte Cristy............................... 4 10,262 21 53,891 75 1,113 17 426 5 12,520 17 41,888 90 1,488 7 48
Puerto Plata.............................. 5 13,135 50 120,032 452 6,674 60 1,440 7 14,133 45 -102,471 365 6,707 187 2,255
Samana.................................... 9 23,397 1 1,966 419 11,030 159 1,462 16 36,177 2 5,131 487 10,918 199 3,090
Sanchez.................................... 13 28,675 49 107,995 217 7,689 276 1,960 5 8,443 57 126, 856 233 6,709 280 3,798
Santo Domingo........................... 187 17,929 266 22,944 555 18,057 316 6,759 282 22,441 222 23,476 850 23,439 204 4,001

Total.............................. 613 135,580 892 550,380 2,871 75,168 1,348 26,425 551 140,065 964 510,549 2,913 71,071 1,683 32,311








NUMBER AND TONNAGE OF VESSELS ENGAGED IN THE FOREIGN TRADE, BY PORTS, DURING THE CALENDAR YEAR 1916.


Azua..................................... 2 983 2 180 4 443 15 1,547' 6 5,423 ................ 48 5,399 1 259
Barahona.................................................... 5 288 12 621 ...... .......... ...... .......... 22 1,914 .............
La Romana................................ 22 19,680 164 126,427 6 681 ...... .......... 159 122,001 7 4,234 ...... .......... 1 248
Macoris.......................... .... 53 31,876 34 33,724 40 7,796 46 2,023 62 64,951 29 17,442 15 801 59 6,713
Monte Cristy.............................. 26 64,670 3 2,140 1 11 22 313 26 62,696 ................ 4 934 15 57
PuertoPlata.............................. 47 84,390 26 24,043 20 5,683 25 1,304 63 107,590 4 3,071 26 1,096 12 3,330
Samana.................. ...... ............. ................ 4 787 1 24 ...... .......... ...... .......... 2 172 .............
Sanchez...................... ... ................ 5 6,358 13 2,063 3 126 5 7,218 ................ 3 126 3 862
Santo Domingo............................ 124 130,081 38 29,199 46 9,161 24 3,015 88 107,556 67 47,462 34 4,193 20 5,418

Total................................ 274 331,680 272 222,071 139 26,913 148 8,973 409 477,435 107 72,209 152 14,635 111 16,882








46 SUMMARY OF COMMERCE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

SCHEDULE NO. 12.-Aggregate foreign trade.


Cou s Amount, Amount, Increase, Decrease, Net in-
Co res. 1915. 1916. 1916. 1916. crease,1916.


United States........................ $19,405,530 $27,574,786 $3,169,256 .......................
United Kingdom.................... 715,289 586,322 ............. $128,967 ..........
Germany........................... 100,961 ............. .............. 100,961 ..........
France.............................. 282,648 440,157 157,509 ............ ............
Spain................................ 144,688 151,451 6,763 ........................
Italy................................. 114,682 65,946 .............. 48,736 ........
Cuba................................ 97,490 156,034 58,544 ............ ............
Porto Rico........................... 625,152 303,702 178,550 ........................
Other countries...................... 2,841,135 3,413,905 572, 770 ..................

Total.......................... 24,327,575 33,192,303 9,143,392 278,664 $, 864,728


SCHEDULE NO. 13.-Imports, exports, and trade balances of the Dominican Republic,
1905 to 1916.


YearValue Value. Aggregate Balance of
imported. exported. trade, trade.


1905.................................................... $2,736,828 $6,896,098 $9,632,926 $4,159,270
1906................................................... 4,065,437 6,536,378 10,601,915 2,470,941
1907.................................................... 4,948,961 7,628,356 12,577,317 2,679,395
1908.................................................... 4,767,775 9,396,487 14,164,262 4,628,712
1909.................................................... 4,425,913 8,113,690 12,539,603 3,687,777
1910.................................................... 6,257,691 10,849,623 17,107,314 4,591,932
1911.................................................... 6,949,662 10,995,546 17,945,208 4,045,884
1912................................................... 8,217,898 12,385,248 20,603,146 4,167,350
1913.................................................... 9,272,278 10,469,947 19,742,225 1,197,669
1914.................................................... 6,729,007 10,588,787 17,317,794 3,859,780
1915.................................................... 9,118,514 15,209,061 24,327,575 6,090,547
1916................................................... 11,664,430 21,527,873 33,192,303 9,863,443








REPORT OF THE DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP.




DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

Commerce, 1916, $33,192,303.


NOTE.
Imports and exports of money included: Total imports, $919,000; total exports, $2,000.







48 REPORT OF THE DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP.


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC COMMERCE, 1911-1916.


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INDEX.


NARRATIVE SECTION.
Page.
Collections .............................................................. 3
Comparative statement of commerce........................................ 7
Expenditures and dispositions............................................ 4
Fiscal agency............................................................ 5
Frontier customs service ................................................. 7
National City Bank loan.................................................. 6
Payments to the Dominican Government................................. 6
Revenue-Cutter Service..................................................
Sinking-fund account..................................................... 5
Statement of sinking fund................................................. 5

APPENDIX A.
Schedule No. 1.-Consolidated statement of collections, expenditures, and
disposition of funds for the year ...................................... 9
Schedule No. 2.-Statement showing gross collections and dispositions made
thereof by deputy receivers at the several ports for the year............. 10
Schedule No. 3.-Consolidation of the accounts current rendered by the general
receiver at the close of each month during the year .................... 10
Schedule No. 4.-Consolidation of statements of receipts and expenditures
submitted by the general receiver at the close of each month during the
year.. .. ............................................................ 11
Schedule No. 5.-Statement showing gross collections, by months and sources,
for the year, with comparisons of totals for the previous year of 1915, show-
ing increases and decreases........................................... 12
Schedule No. 6.-Statement showing collections, by ports and sources, for the
year ................ .. .. ...... ... ............................. 13
Schedule No. 7.-Statement of gross collections, by ports, for the year, com-
pared with previous year of 1915, showing increases and decreases......... 13
Schedule No. 8.-Comparative statement by months of amounts actually paid
to the Dominican Government from its customs revenue, with totals for
each calendar year, from January 1, 1911, to December 31, 1916........... 14
Schedule No. 9.-Statement of amounts transmitted to the fiscal agent, New
York, for service of the Dominican loan, under the terms of the convention,
for the year ....................................................... 14
Schedule No. 10.-Statement showing total expenditures on account of ex-
penses proper of the customs service and receivership for the year.......... 14
Schedule No. 11.-Statement showing the total expenses of the office of the
general receiver, separate and distinct from the Dominican customs organi-
zation, for the year ................................................. 15
Schedule No. 12.-Statement showing the expenditures on account of the Reve-
nue-Cutter Service for the year... .................................... 15
Schedule No. 13.-Statement showing the expenditures on account of the
frontier customs service for the year.................................. 15
Schedule No. 14.-Statement showing the gross collections and expenditures,
by ports, and cost of collection per dollar for the year .................... 16








INDEX.


Page.
Schedule No. 15.-Statement showing the relative standing of the entry and
interior ports of the Dominican Republic, in point of receipts and cost of
collection, with percentages, for the year................................ 16
Schedule No. 16.-Statement showing amounts collected and amounts refunded
by the receivership, after revision of liquidations in the central office, for
the year, compared with the same period of the year 1915............... 17
Schedule No. 17.-Unexpended balance 5 per cent allowance fund........... 17
APPENDIX B.

Recapitulation of all financial transactions of the Dominican customs receiver-
ship from its commencement, April 1, 1905, to December 31, 1916 ...... 18
APPENDIX C.

Personnel of the receivership, including interventors designated and appointed
deputy receivers, as in effect December 31, 1916 ....................... 19
APPENDIX D.

Summary of commerce, Dominican Republic, for the year 1916, with tabulated
statements of comparisons for 1915.................................... 21
Schedule No. 1.-Statement showing imports into the Dominican Republic
during the calendar year 1916, showing the values and principal countries
of origin in comparison with those of calendar year 1915................ 21.
Schedule No. 2.-The 13 principal groups of imports, with comparisons in
values and percentages of total value, for the years 1915 and 1916 ....... 30
Schedule No. 3.-Recapitulation of imports................................ 30
Schedule No. 4.-Statement showing imports into the Dominican Republic
during the year, showing the values and principal countries of origin in
comparison with those of the previous year, 1915, and percentage of in-
creases and decreases for same years .................................. 31
Schedule No. 5.-Total imports, by ports, months, and duty collected, for the
years 1916 and 1915 ............................................... 34
Schedule No. 6.-Statement showing exports from the Dominican Republic
during the calendar year 1916, showing the values and principal countries
of destination in comparison with those of the calendar year 1915......... 36
Schedule No. 7.-Recapitulation of exports................................. 39
Schedule No. 8.-Statement of values of four principal crops exported during
the year 1916 ..................................................... 40
Schedule No. 9.-Statement of exports from the Dominican Republic during
the year 1916, showing the values and principal countries of destination in
Comparison with those of the previous year, 1915, and percentages of in-
creases and decreases for the same years................................. 41
Schedule No. 10.-Statement showing total exports, by ports, months, and
duty collected, during the years 1916 and 1915 ........................... 42
Schedule No. 11.-Statement showing number and tonnage of vessels engaged
in the coastwise trade, by ports, during the year ...................... 44
Schedule No. 12.-Statement showing aggregate foreign trade, for the years
1915 and 1916, with increases and decreases ............................. 46
Schedule No. 13.-Statement showing exports and trade balances of the Domini-
can Republic, 1905 to 1916............................................. 46
Chart of the Dominican Republic commerce for the year 1916............... 47
Chart of the Dominican Republic commerce from 1911 to 1916................ 48




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