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Report of the 31." Fiscal Period
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REPORT OF THE

THIRTY-FIRST FISCAL PERIOD


DOMINICAN CUSTOMS

RECEIVERSHIP

UNDER THE AMERICAN-DOMINICAN
CONVENTION OF 1924



TOGETHER WITH
SUMMARY OF COMMERCE
FOR THE YEAR 1937



SUBMITTED TO THE BUREAU OF INSULAR AFFAIRS, WAR DEPARTMENT,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BY THE GENERAL RECEIVER
OF DOMINICAN CUSTOMS, CIUDAD TRUJILLO
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


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THE AMERICAN-DOMINICAN CONVENTION, 1924

REPORT OF THE THIRTY-FIRST FISCAL PERIOD,
DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP
WILLIAM E. PULLIAM, General Receiver

OFFICE OF THE GENERAL RECEIVER,
Ciudad Trujillo, District of Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic, March 12, 1938.
SIR: In accordance with the provisions of the general regulations
governing the administration, there is respectfully transmitted here-
with the annual report of the Dominican Customs Receivership for
the calendar year 1937, the thirty-first fiscal period of operation by
virtue of the American-Dominican Convention. A review of all
financial transactions, with supporting tables, embraces the collection
and disposition of funds, which include the service of the Dominican
national bonded indebtedness. The overseas trade of the country is
shown in a complete summary of commerce, statistical data of im-
ports and exports, assembled for convenient reference.
The collection of internal revenue which the Receivership handled
for Government account in 1937, entirely independent of customs
collections, is discussed in a separate chapter, with corresponding
schedules to form appendix D, a part of this report.
COLLECTIONS
The gross customs collections amounted to $2,914,615.68 for the
year 1937. Noteworthy in an analysis of the year's receipts is the
fact that there was an increase, even though small, of $35,826.61,
compared with customs collections of 1936. Being the second gain in
as many years, in the volume of customs collections, after the long
period of depression, the showing may be taken as indicative of a
gradual upturn in import trade. Customs revenue proper-that is,
duties collected on imported merchandise under the tariff in force, as
distinct from all other collections-accounts for the greater portion
of the total collections, and in 1937 was $2,883,122.93.
Next, as a source of revenue, were storage charges- ($18,308.46),
fines ($1,780.78), and public sales ($406.56), a total of $20,495.80.
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1 percent on the invoice value of shipments, when the latter are
delcared in storage (bond) for a maximum of 100 days, pending reex-
port or the payment of accrued duties. The other major item-
$11,006.95-was made up of personal-service fees and, as the designa-
tion suggests, are collections for personal services of customs em-
ployees rendered outside of official working hours on the request of
shipping. Such collections are payable to the employees concerned
and, therefore, not a source of Government revenue proper.
With the declared valuation of importations in 1937 registering an
advance of $1,765,329-commented upon in the commercial section
of this report-customs collections did not increase proportionately.
Explanation of the anomaly is disclosed in the increased importation
during 1937 of certain merchandise duty free under the customs tariff
such as machinery, construction materials, cement, agricultural
implements, etc. Also, the notable decrease of 7,000 metric tons of
rice in 1937 which, while relatively unimportant in value, represents
approximately $200,000 in customs revenue.
Details of collections by months, sources, and ports, are shown in
schedules 5, 6, 7, and 8 of appendix A.
DISBURSEMENTS
Following the established routine, disbursements were made in
strict accordance with the terms of the Convention and the modifica-
tion of same by virtue of the readjustment plan affecting the loan
service. Principal among the transactions was the item of $1,898,-
671.06 paid to the Dominican Government on account of customs
collections. The amount represented approximately two-thiuds of all
customs receipts. It included $73,443.32 pertaining to December
1936 collections retained by the Receivership at request of the Govern-
ment. It later developed that the money would not be needed for
the purpose intended, therefore the corresponding transfer was made
in March 1937. Particulars of the transaction were specifically
referred to in the 1936 report.
SNext in importance were the payments for account of the national
bonded indebtedness. These were in amount the same as in 1936,
$440,660.04 for interest account, original issue of 1922, Dominican
42's, and $455,400, issues of 1926, Dominican 40's, a total of $896,-
060.04, and $60,760.08 for credit sinking fund of the several issues, or
a combined total of $956,820.12.
Operating expenses properly chargeable under the Convention
authorization, $135,308.51, were next in importance, analysis of
which will be found under the caption following.
An unusually large amount was disbursed on special authority of
the Government during 1937-$26,278.79, compared with $2,975.09
in 1936. Of these disbursements, $24,000 was for expenses and fees






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paid the fiscal agent in connection with the extension and modification
of Dominican customs bonds. Other minor items such as refunds and
exchange charges constituted the balance.
For complete tabulated information of disbursements, schedules 1,
3, 5, 13, and 14 of appendix A are available.
COST OF OPERATION
Operation expenses which pertained to the customs collections in
1937 aggregated $135,308.51. The greater portion-$83,757.77-
was in payment for services rendered, followed by the cost of supplies
and uniforms, $6,484.32; rental allowances in lieu of quarters, $6,425;
miscellaneous, $4,420.15; and. other minor items which totaled
$105,679.54 actually expended during the calendar year under re-
view. In addition $20,000 was transferred under competent author-
ity to the credit of the retirement fund and $9,628.97 to accured
liability to provide for the payment of accounts outstanding on
December 31, 1937, as required by the terms of the general regula-
tions governing. The aggregate of $135,308.51 represents 4.64 per-
cent of gross customs collections, a percentage cost to collect well
within the Convention allowance. Schedules 1, 3, 5, and 13 of
appendix A contain complete particulars of the several operation
costs.
OPERATION LIABILITY AND ASSETS
After satisfaction of all operation expenses within the year, at the
close of December 31, 1937, there remained balances of $5,751.63 in
the Accrued Liability (1936-37) Account and $7,024.70 in the 5-per-
cent Convention Account, a total of $12,776.33, for distribution in
accordance with the regulations. This was accomplished in the fol-
lowing manner: transfer of $9,628.97 to the Accrued Liability Account
(1937-38), and payment of the remainder-$3,147.36-to the Domini-
can Government on January 27, 1938, date on which final audit for
the 1937 customs accounts was completed. This payment was supple-
mental to a larger amount-$15,000-from the same account, on
December 30, 1937.
NOTE.-The total, $18,147.36, represents the unexpended balance of
5-percent Convention allowance, a practical economy.
Schedules 1, 13, and 14, appendix A, outline in detail the trans-
actions mentioned above.

DOMINICAN BOND ISSUES
On August 1, 1937, the Dominican Customs Receivership com-
pleted 30 years of operation under the original American-Dominican
Convention of February 7, 1907, the administration prior thereto
having been by virtue of a modus vivendi, in effect April 1, 1905,
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the time elapsed, negotiations were under way between the two
Governments to provide a formal and permanent international agree-
ment which would authorize Dominican bond issues in the foreign
financial markets, in order to obtain funds necessary, not only for
the cancelation of outstanding internal as well as external loans,
which constituted an onerous burden upon the country, but to pro-
vide funds for the prosecution of public works that the country might
develop, expand its agriculture, and promote its foreign trade.
After collection of the revenue the principal concern of the Receiver-
ship has been the service of the loans, first under the 1907 Convention
and its successor, negotiated in 1924. There follows a statement of
these loans in chronological order:
Total issue,
Loan of- par value
1908 -------------------------------------- $20, 000,000
1912 --------- -- ------------------- 1,500,000
1918------- ----------------------- 4, 161,300
1921--------------------------------- --- ()
1922_ ---------- ---------- 6,700,000
1924 --------------------------------------- (2)
1926 ------------. ---------------- ----- 3,300,000
1926 (first series) ------------- ---------- 5,000,000
1926 (second series)-------------------------- 5,000,000

45, 661, 300
Subsequent to the first loan, issue of 1908, par value $20,000,000,
which was liquidated in record-breaking time, eight further Joans for
varying amounts, as the statement shows, were made, of which four
remain outstanding-issues of 1922 and 1926. To the credit of the
Republic the fact stands out that during the entire period there has
been no failure of interest payments, and same was true of sinking-
fund payments until the economic depression of 1929, which engulfed
the entire business world, causing shrinkage in sources of revenue
which before had been considered dependable. That was the case
with collections of customs duties on imports into the Dominican
Republic which by the terms of the Convention constituted the
pledge-a guaranty to the bondholders-which for many years had
the effect of making these securities among the most attractive on
the New York bond market.
The petition of the Dominican Government to the Foreign Bond-
holders Protective Council resulted in a plan for a readjusted loan
service, in effect September 1, 1934, relief being afforded in the matter
of sinking fund payments to be extended over a longer period of years,
and the amounts to be paid annually materially reduced-by way of
contrast with the terms of sinking-fund payments provided in the
original contract loan agreements. No change was made in the rate
of interest for outstanding Dominican customs bonds and the interest
1 $2,500,000, liquidated with proceeds of the 1922 loan
1 $2,500,000, merged with the $3,300,000 loan of 1926.







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charges have been paid regularly as accrued since negotiation. For
both issues outstanding, nominal sinking-fund payments have been
made since January 1, 1935, and the same rates continue until the
end of 1938, a period of 4 years. The plan of readjustment provides
that from 1939 on until liquidated, 1Y percent of the outstanding
total of the Dominican Republic 20-year 5% percent Customs Admin-
istration sinking-fund gold bonds, due March 1, 1942, extended to
September 1, 1961, shall be applied to amortization, through the oper-
ation of the sinking fund, which will approximately liquidate this en-
tire issue prior to 1962; and for the other issue, known originally as
40's, the plan provides that there shall be applied to amortization,
through the operation of the sinking fund, 1 percent per annum of
the total outstanding of Dominican Republic 20-year 5% percent
Customs Administration sinking-fund gold bonds, due October 1, 1940,
extended to October 1, 1969, which will approximately liquidate the
entire issue prior to 1970.
Salient particulars of the loan service rendered by the Receivership
are given in the consolidated statement herewith inserted-a com-
pendium of all payments, interest and sinking fund, and the redemp-
tion of bonds. As the recapitulation discloses, at the termination of
the year 1937, $15,740,000 was the par value of all outstanding bonds
of the Dominican Republic.

Consolidated statement outstanding loans of the Dominican Republic as of Dec. 31,
1987
LOANS OF 1922-26, AT 5% PERCENT
[Bond issues of $6,700,000 and of $3,000,000 originally due 1942]
Interest payments:
Total transmitted by the Receivership:
From 1922 to 1936 ------------------------------- $7, 133, 000. 75
During the calendar year 1937---------------------- 440, 660. 04

Total interest payments-------------------------- 7, 573, 660. 79

Sinking-fund payments:
Total transmitted by the Receivership:
From 1922 to 1936------------------------------- 1 1, 791, 460. 70
During the calendar year 1937 --------------------- 40, 060. 08
Transferred from the Dominican Republic special ac-
count----------------------------------------- 2 200, 310. 06

Total sinking-fund payments---------------------- 2, 031, 830. 84


I Including $150,000 received from the Special Emergency Agent and transmitted through the Receiver.
ship.
i Funds transmitted for amortization of bonds from Aug. 1934 to Dec. 31, 1936, and deposited with
the Fiscal Agent in the account entitled "Dominican Republic Special Account."







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Purchase of bonds by Fiscal Agent:
From 1930 to 1935 ---.._._--------------_.------------ $1, 988, 000. 00
During the calendar year 1937-------------------------- 309, 000. 00

Total bonds purchased --------------------------- 2, 297, 000. 00

Total value of bonds of this issue ------------------------- 10, 000, 000. 00
Total value of bonds purchased:
Bonds purchased and redeemed --------- $1, 988, 000. 00
Bonds purchased and held in "sinking-fund
alive account" -----------------_- 309, 000. 00
2, 297, 000. 00
Balance of bonds of this issue, Dec. 31, 1937----------------- 7, 703, 000. 00

LOANS OF 1922-26, AT 5% PERCENT
[Bond issues of $5,000,000 first series and of $5,000,000 second series, originally due 19401
Interest payments:
Total transmitted by the Receivership:
From 1927 to October 1931 ---------------_--_____- $2, 257, 648. 93
From September 1934 to December 1936------------- 1, 062, 600. 00

3, 320, 248. 93
During the calendar year 1937 _------------------_- 455, 400. 00

3, 775, 648. 93
Total transmitted by the special emergency agent of the
Dominican Government:
From November 1931 to August 1934---------------- 1, 291, 628. 32

Total interest payments _------------_-----_-- 5, 067, 277. 25

Sinking-fund payments:
Total transmitted by the Receivership:
From 1930 to 1936 _------------------____-------_ 1 1, 571, 997. 75
During the calendar year 1937 -------------------- 20, 700. 00
Transferred from the Dominican Republic special account_- 2 165, 600. 00

Total sinking-fund payments ------------------------_ 1, 758, 297. 75

Purchase of bonds by fiscal agent:
From 1930 to 1931 -___----.--__.___.---- ______---._- 1, 720, 000. 00
During the calendar year 1937_--------------_-___-___ 3 243, 000. 00

Total bonds purchased ----------------------.------- 1, 963, 000. 00
Total value of bonds of this issue ------------------------_ 10, 000, 000. 00
Total value of bonds purchased:
Bonds purchased and redeemed ----------$1, 720, 000. 00
Bonds purchased and held in "sinking-fund
alive account" _------------ 243, 000. 00
1, 963, 000. 00
Balance of bonds of this issue, Dec. 31, 1937----------------_ 8, 037, 000. 00
I Including the sum of $36,595.74 transmitted through the Receivership by the Dominican Government
to complete sinking-fund payments due August 1931.
' Funds transmitted for amortization of bonds from Aug. 1934 to Dec. 31, 1936, and deposited with the
Fiscal Agent in the account entitled "Dominican Republic special account."
2 Held in the "Sinking-Fund Alive Account."







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Recapitulation of payments made for service of outstanding loans to Dec. 31, 1987

For interest account by the-
Transmitted for service of bond issues Total interest
payments
Receivership Government

$10,000,000, 1922-26___ ---------- $7,573,660.79 ----------- $7,573,660.79
$10,000,000, 1926-26-.. --------- 3, 775, 648.93 $1,291,628.32 5, 067,277.25


$10,000,000, 1922-26 .-----..-------
$10,000,000, 1926-26 .- ------------


11, 349, 309. 72 1,291, 628.32 12, 640,938.04

For sinking-fund account fund pay ntski

$1,881,830.84 $150,000.00 $2,013,830.84
1,721, 702. 01 36, 595. 74 1,758,297.75


$12,640,938.04


3,603, 532. 85 186, 595. 74 3,790, 128. 59 3,790,128. 51
Total interest and sinking-fund
payments.. --- -.....-- ---------------------- -------- 16,431,066. O

Recapitulation of outstanding indebtedness


Bonds pur-
a based and Total bonds Balance Dec,
Total bonds issued hed ad h eld in "sink- D
rede-m3d ing-fund alive purchased 31, 1937
1930-.35 account"

$10,000,000, 1922-26 ......... .--------- $1, 988, 000 $309, 000 $2,297,000 $7, 703,000
$10,000,000, 1926-26 .. ---- --------- 1,720,000 243,000 1,963, 000 8, 037,000
3, 708, 000 552,000 4,260,000 15, 740,000

1 Particulars supplied by the fiscal agent.

SINKING FUND

After a lapse of 2 years the fiscal agent resumed the purchase of
bonds of the Dominican Republic, utilizing for the purpose the
balance on hand in the account at the close of 1934, and the accumu-
lations from the nominal sinking-fund payments authorized corre-
sponding to the years, 1935, 1936, and 1937. The plan of readjust-
ment in effect since September 1, 1934, provided that during a period
of 4 years-1935 to 1938-there should be paid for amortization a
sum equal to one-fourth of 1 percent of the total outstanding 1940
bonds (issue of 1926), and that for the same years there should be
paid for credit of sinking fund one-half of 1 percent of the total
outstanding 1942 bonds (issue of 1922). The same plan provided
for additional credits to the sinking fund if and when customs col-
lections reached a certain figure, but that contingency did not arise.
Commencing January 1, 1939, and until liquidation, 1% percent
of the total outstanding of the original 1942 bonds shall be applied
to amortization through the operation of the sinking fund, and 1
percent of the total outstanding of the 1940 bonds likewise shall be
applied to amortization.
Provision was made for additional credits to the sinking fund of
both issues, through retention uncanceled in the sinking fund in


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accordance with the plan of readjustment, of all bonds purchased
for that account, it being understood that interest accrued on such
bonds held in the sinking fund will be used exclusively for the pur-
chase of additional bonds. Thus, while public holdings of the bonds
decrease, there will be no change in the nominal total par value
amount of Dominican customs bonds outstanding on which interest
accrues, even though the fiscal agent utilizes all funds available for
the purchase of these bonds, as same are considered alive. A total
of $448,065.02 (inclusive of accrued interest and brokerage) was
invested by the fiscal agent, and bonds of par value of $552,000
were purchased in 1937. Of the original 1942's at a cost $249,998.47,
par $309,000, and of the original 1940's, $198,065.55, par $243,000,
bonds were bought, totaling $448,065.02, par $552,000, by which
latter figure the total external debt of the Republic was in a sense
reduced.
The quotations for the bonds purchased ranged from 59 to 82,
which accounts for the acquisition of a par value $552,000, interest
on which at 5% percent (the rate of all issues) represents an annual
yield of $30,360, which sum will be applied to future purchases of
bonds, in addition to the monthly accruals, regularly transferred by
the Receivership to the fiscal agent.
INTERNAL REVENUE
Collections.-For the second consecutive year since the Receivership
took over the collection of certain so-called internal-revenue taxes,
pursuant to a special agreement with the Government in 1930, total
receipts from the several accounts in 1937 exceeded customs collec-
tions. The application of 10 different tax laws in force yielded a total
of $3,257,752.83. Distribution of proceeds is shown in schedule 3,
appendix D. Customs collections for the same period were somewhat
under the 3-million mark-the exact figure $2,914,615.68-against
which internal revenue produced $343,137.15 more. The factors
responsible for the progressive increase in the revenue derived from
these tax laws since 1930 were discussed at length in the receivership
report for 1936. The same situation prevailed in 1937, stated briefly-
a tendency to increase rates and widen the scope of application. It is
in order to refer to two exceptions of importance: In March 1937 the
benefits of the Dominican-French commercial treaty were extended
to the United States under its modus vivendi with the Dominican
Republic. The effect of this was to grant the same preferential rates
to certain specific American products and manufactures as enjoyed by
similar importations of French origin. Also, in May 1937 the aque-
duct tax was repealed. Both of these measures operated to decrease
receipts under their respective headings.
A comparison of the total internal revenue collected, $3,257,752.83,
with that of 1936, $3,108,514.18, reveals an increase of $149,238.65.






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By analysis it is found that the cargo tax accounted for the largest
gain, $136,721.01 greater than collections from the same source in
the previous year. Explanation: An advance in rates in May, at the
same time the aqueduct tax was repealed. Law 854, also referred to
as a consumption tax, accounted for an increase of $87,314.52. There
were several changes in rates by way of modification, with the general
tendency upward, specially for textiles. Consular fees and the
document tax were in excess in amounts of $65,269.21 and $14,608.50,
respectively. The application of both laws is contingent on values,
and the fact that the total value of importations was greater for the
year accounts for the increases. By contrast, there was an appreci-
able decrease from the rice tax ($125,365.97) and the flour tax produced
$8,130.22 less than in the year preceding. The repeal of the aqueduct
tax, mentioned above, meant a further shrinkage of $20,479.08.
Disbursements.-The semiweekly payments to the Government
throughout the year aggregated $3,120,565.19 and embraced the
net revenue in the amount of $3,091,486.73; interest allowed by the
designated depositary on balances in deposit, $570.74; and the returned
unexpended balance of the 4 percent allowance for operation cost,
$28,507.72. Further detailed mention of the last item appears under
the following title of "Expense."
Next in order of importance was $106,545.05 disbursed for opera-
tion charges. Practically all of the amount was compensation for
services rendered. Refunds for taxes collected in excess, exonerations,
and drawbacks, $59,593.41. A comparatively small portion of these
refunds concerned taxes collected in excess; drawbacks and exonera-
tions called for the bulk of these payments, in each instance made on
authority of the Government.
The Receivership continued to operate the port launch service for
account of the Government, as a convenience to all concerned.
Expenditures for this department totaled $7,921.89, including personal
services, repair, fuel, and usual maintenance.
Expense.-For this branch of the Receivership administration there
was expended $106,545.05 for cost of operation, equivalent to 3.27
percent of total receipts. The amount was $6,564.95 under the
authorized budget allowance of $113,110.
The economy was more marked in its relation to the 4 percent of
gross collections authorized for the service. During 1937 the Govern-
ment received $10,792.19 listed as pending in last year's report for
account of the 1936 unexpended 4 percent balance, and there was paid
for account of 1937 a total of $17,715.53-$9,715.53 to the Department
of Public Works, at the Government's indication, to defray cost of
repairs and improvements at the ports of Puerto Plata ($4,564.23)
and Azua ($5,151.30), and $8,000 to the National Treasurer.
Still due on December 31, 1937, a balance of $8,444.32 was retained,
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expenses. It later developed that the project for Azua was imprac-
ticable for the time being, so the Government decided to utilize the
$5,151.30 already allocated, plus $1,017.25 advanced to the Public
Works Department on March 8, 1938, to complete the construction of
a combined customs office and warehouse at the port of La Romana.
On March 9, 1938, the remaining balance of $7,427.07 was transferred.
This transaction completed the payment of all amounts due for ac-
count of the unexpended balance of 4 percent allowance for cost of
collection, and represented a total saving of $26,159.85 for the year.
Schedules 1 to 5, inclusive, appendix D, give tabulated details of the
internal-revenue operations, except the two transactions noted in the
preceding paragraph.
ANNUAL INSPECTION
The yearly inspection of the Receivership, pursuant to the general
regulations, was conducted by Lt. Col. Howard Eager, United States
Army, Assistant to Chief, Bureau of Insular Affairs. Accompanying
him in the capacity of assistant, was Capt. Robert S. Moore, Finance
Department, United States Army. The officials arrived at Ciudad
Trujillo, December 7, 1937, and immediately entered into the dis-
charge of the duties relating to the assignment. The work extended
over a period of 2 weeks, which enabled Colonel Eager to visit the
more important of the outside ports, in addition to the port of Ciudad
Trujillo, and inspection of the central office, while his assistant engaged
in the work of check and examination of the accountability, both of
financial transactions dealing with receipts, disbursements, and
disposition of funds which constituted the year's business administered
by the Receivership, pursuant to the Convention, and internal revenue
which has become an integral part of the routine, handled for Govern-
meit account, independent of the foreign loan service.

PERSONNEL
Prominent among the changes in the personnel during the year was
the retirement, effective February 10, 1937, of Norman L. Orme,
Deputy General Receiver, upon meeting the age requirement, after
more than 20 years of faithful and satisfactory service. First
appointed in 1914, he held a position of trust and importance at the
port of Puerto Plata, and in 1927 was promoted, when he received the
Presidential appointment to the post he occupied at the time of retire-
ment. To fill the vacancy, the President of the United States, on
March 19, 1937, named Thomas Pearson, of North Carolina, Deputy
General Receiver of Dominican Customs. The appointee, who
arrived at Ciudad Trujillo April 20, brings to this service a varied
administrative experience gained abroad as well as in the United
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Death claimed two of the oldest employees, deputy receivers in
charge at the respective ports of Puerto Plata and Sanchez. Moves
followed in the reassignment of employees, and in keeping with the
fixed policy of changing at intervals the deputy receivers who serve
as the collectors at the several ports. By such arrangement, oppor-
tunity is given to the best qualified employees to gain a wider experi-
ence in the routine administration and an extended knowledge and&
application of the customs laws and regulations. Thus they become-
better prepared for service at the more important ports when occasion
arises. The records reveal that the annual turnover among Receiver-
ship employees is nominal. Those who enter the service feel that it
offers a career in which promotion follows for those who demonstrate
their worth, and the service benefits by the work of a contented
personnel.
RETIREMENT FUND
In the retirement plan for the personnel of the Dominican Customs
Receivership, approved December 30, 1935, provision was made for
the creation of a special fund which would accumulate and be available
for disbursements with the increased demands when additional
employees would become eligible for retirement. Aside from the
funds deposited in a nominal interest-bearing account, with the
designated depositary of the Receivership, the General Receiver was
authorized to invest in bonds of the Dominican Republic, the same
securities for which the Receivership renders the necessary loan service.
Such an investment would mean an attractive return and thus yield
additional amounts to be credited to the retirement fund. In pur-
suance of the authorization cited, there were purchased in March 1937,
Dominican customs bonds (52's) par value $12,000, at a cost of
$9,465, plus $96.74 for brokerage, exchange, etc., and exclusive of
interest accruals to date of purchase. As heretofore made of record
and stipulated in the plan, credits for the maintenance of the fund are
contingent upon and made from unexpended balances of the 5 percent
convention allowance for cost of operation.
Schedule No. 13 (B), appendix A, contains a statement demon-
strating the condition of this fund and the transactions for the year.

CUSTOMS PREMISES
The upkeep and maintenance of the customs offices and numerous
warehouses situated at the different ports require constant attention,
and the Receivership is pleased to make of record the cooperation on
the part of the Government in the prosecution of this necessary
work within the limits of the funds available. To accomplish the most
in this direction, the Receivership has encouraged the Government to
utilize the unexpended balances of amounts from authorizations for
cost of operation made available by the practice of official economies.






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Considerable has been accomplished in this direction, and at a time
when the Government budget for public works has been completely
exhausted in what were considered more important undertakings.
Notwithstanding the marked tendency of concentration of importa-
tions at the capital, in view of improved harbor facilities, the necessity
for maintaining the standard of the service at the outside ports, which
includes the physical aspect, continues the same.
Under the arrangement, much needed repairs were made to the
customs warehouses at Puerto Plata in 1936, and again in 1937 addi-
tional funds were allocated for further work at the same port.
PUBLIC WORKS
The importance which the Dominican Government attaches to
harbor improvements, to the construction of highways and bridges,
to the paving of streets and the erection of public buildings and parks
in the capital and provincial towns, has been the subject of appreciative
comment in previous reports of the Receivership. The fact that these
improvements are being financed out of current revenue, and involve
no increase in the public debt, has been emphasized. During 1937
continued progress was made in these undertakings.
Chief among the public works now under way, from the point of
view of its economic effect on the country as a whole, is the improve-
ment of the port of Ciudad Trujillo. Now that large steamers can
come to dock in this harbor, the tendency is, more and more, for the
country's foreign trade to concentrate here; which means that as
shipping points, with the exception of Macoris, a Pan-American
Airways station and sugar exporting center, and Puerto Plata, in the
north, the other ports have noticeably declined. The tourist trade,
attracted by the improved harbor facilities of Ciudad Trujillo, also
becomes a factor in the economic development of the country.
At the beginning of 1937 the depth of the harbor channel of Ciudad
Trujillo was 27 feet. During the course of the year intensive dredging
was continued, and a minimum depth of 34 feet obtained, with the
result that larger steamers now can come safely to dock.
Other important items in the program of port improvement on which
progress was made during the year include a new customs warehouse
500 by 60 feet, an addition of 450 feet of breakwater, a new extensive
two-story Government building which greatly improves the appear-
ance of the harbor as seen from incoming ships, work on a 500-foot
jetty, and construction of a new road on reclaimed land which will
make it possible to route heavy traffic around the city, thus easing
congestion in the streets.
Dredging was carried on successfully at the port of Puerto Plata,
from which is exported the bulk of the Dominican tobacco crop.
Commencing in July, the dredging has afforded 27 feet alongside the
dock, and that depth continues to the outside channel. This improve-






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ment will be a decided advantage to vessels which make Puerto Plata
a port of call.
Highways and bridges.-During the year under review, some 124
kilometers of new highway were completed. The cost of construction
of 108 of these 124 kilometers was approximately $142,000. Among
the projects on which work was carried forward was improvement of
the 63 kilometers of road connecting the ports of Azua and Barahona.
Other highway projects on which work is being done in various parts
of the country total some 426 kilometers.
Among the larger bridges opened to traffic was one over the Soco
River at Santa Cruz del Seybo. This steel bridge, with concrete two-
way roadway, is 200 feet long, and has two 82-foot approaches. It is
18 feet wide, 25 feet above the normal level of the river, and 10 feet
above the maximum flood level. The total cost was $62,265. Addi-
tional expenditure in the amount of $16,000 made by the Department
of Public Works for the cost of smaller bridges on the country's
highways further insures an uninterrupted transit of vehicular traffic
independent of weather conditions.
The stimulus to trade expansion, and general economic development,
which these new roads and bridges represent, can best be appreciated
if present conditions are compared with those which obtained in the
relatively recent past.
AUTOMOBILE TRAFFIC INCREASES

Construction of new highways and the maintenance of the system
have resulted, over a period of years, in the gradual increase in auto-
mobile traffic. This development has taken place notwithstanding
unusually high fiscal charges automobile owners must bear, such as
combined import tax of approximately 33 percent ad valorem and
heavy gasoline and license taxes.
The total number of motor vehicles in use in the Dominican Republic
during the first half of 1937 was 2,559, as compared with 2,285 during
the corresponding period of 1936. In this connection, the following
particulars of interest are offered:

Motor vehicles in the Dominican Republic Year 1936 Year 1937

Passenger cars: Number Number
Private .... .....................------ 622 633
Public (cars for hire)- ......-.....-.-- ......--------------------- 743 811
Official-------...----.--------------------------------------------- 176 213
Trucks and busses:
Private trucks....------..... ----.......---------- ---......------------... 607 727
Public busses ..........-- ----------------------. 21 49
Government trucks and busses.............---------------------------- 116 126
Total.......................------------------------------ ----- 2, 285 2,659

Total number of motor vehicles, including motor trucks imported
in 1937 was 656, a gain of 31 percent as compared with the 501
imported during the preceding year.






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Practically all of the motor vehicles imported into the Dominican
Republic are of American make. In 1937, American cars and trucks
made up 99 percent of the total. A departure from the established
practice, however, was recorded toward the end of the year. For the
first time, "Opel" cars, manufactured by the General Motors Corpora-
tion in Germany, were imported into the Dominican Republic. By
the end of the year only 2 lots of 5 and 10 units, respectively, had been
received, but it was reported that the cars compared favorably, and
were competing successfully, with American-made cars of the same
class. A sales point in favor of the Opel car is, apparently, its rela-
tively high mileage per gallon of fuel.

TOURISTS
Increasing tourist travel continues to be a feature of the present
phase of Dominican economic expansion. Harbor improvements,
which make it possible for the larger ocean liners to enter the port
and dock, have been the chief factor in the development of this
profitable trade. To render assistance and promote the convenience
of tourist travelers, the Government has established a special bureau
in the capital. Emphasis is laid not only on the country's scenic and
climatic attractions but also on the historic Spanish colonial back-
ground, which offers so much of interest for the average traveler.
During 1937, the number of tourists who visited the Dominican
Republic totaled 8,628, representing an increase of approximately
one-third over the 6,459 recorded in 1936. As usual, by far the great-
est number were Americans, who accounted for 5,433 of the total.
French and English visitors also were in evidence. The peak of tourist
travel, curiously enough in a section renowned for its winter climate,
was reached during the month of July, when a total of 1,433 visitors
was recorded.
"MEMPHIS"
More than 20 years after the wreck of the Memphis, the first serious
work of demolition of what remains of the one-time cruiser of the
United States Navy was commenced in December 1937. A sharp
advance in the price of scrap steel, and feverish demand for the mate-
rial, undoubtedly account for the activity.
The Memphis was cast up on the shore line of the harbor of what
is today Ciudad Trujillo, in August 1916. In 1922 the wreck was sold
by the Navy for a nominal sum to an American concern engaged in
the work of salvage. But at that time the hulk was not demolished.
Subsequently, title to same passed to other individuals and the final
arrangement for the disposal was by virtue of the laws of abandon-
ment of the Dominican Republic, pursuant to an opinion rendered by
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It is estimated that the present work of salvage will require 6
months. The scrap recovered is described as nickel steel of a very
high grade, and an interesting sidelight on the transaction is that this
scrap, shipments of which already have begun, has been consigned to
Germany.
PAN-AMERICAN COLUMBUS GOODWILL FLIGHT

On November 12, 1937, a fleet of four airplanes took off from Ciudad
Trujillo on a flight planned to stimulate interest throughout the
Americas in the project to erect in the Dominican Republic a memo-
rial light to Christopher Columbus. Three of the ships-the Nifia,
the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, named after their fifteenth century
prototypes-were piloted by Cuban aviators. The fourth, the Col6n,
squadron leader of the group, was piloted by Maj. Frank Felix Mir-
anda, Chief of Aviation of the Dominican army. The flight was spon-
sored by the Cuban Government, the Dominican Government, and
the Sociedad Colombista, of Habana.
The Columbus memorial, to be built with the financial cooperation
of all the republics of the Western Hemisphere, in accordance with
resolutions adopted at successive Pan American conferences, will take
the form of a massive cross, from which will project a gigantic light
beam, designed to serve as a beacon to travelers by air and sea. Little
by little, over a period of years, progress has been made toward devel-
oping the project. The goodwill flight of 1937 was planned to mark
still another step forward in the laudable undertaking.
That the flight on December 29 came to a tragic and untimely end
in the mountain fastness of Colombia is common knowledge. On that
day the three Cuban planes, caught in what has been described as a
sudden whirlwind, crashed to earth, carrying to their deaths seven
men-the three pilots with their mechanics and a Cuban journalist
who accompanied them. The Dominican plane, flying higher than
the others, was able to effect a landing in safety. This plane reached
Panama after its take-off from Colombia, and subsequently, by mutual
accord of the Dominican and Cuban Governments the project of
visiting the North American Continent, as originally scheduled, was
abandoned.
Notwithstanding its abrupt and tragic ending, it should not be con-
sidered that the goodwill flight ended in failure. Much had already
been accomplished. For 7 weeks the planes had successfully sur-
mounted the difficulties of changing climatic and topographic condi-
tions. They had covered the South American Continent, flying down
the east coast, then across the Andes into Chile, and back again up
the west coast into Colombia.
Even more significant than the record of the flight's accomplish-
ment is the manner of its ending in misfortune. The tragedy of it
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may enlist a sympathy which happier landings would not evoke. The
Cuban airmen gave their lives for a cause. By their supreme sacrifice
they accentuated the altruistic ideal embodied in the Columbus memo-
rial project. Their deaths may perhaps serve as an additional
incentive toward its realization.

AGRICULTURE
The Department of Agriculture has extended its campaign of en-
couraging and fostering the cultivation of diversified crops (other than
the major exports) which will help supply the local demand as well as
adding to the volume of exports. Principal among these is cotton,
produced at one time, when the prices obtained for the staple were
attractive. The year recorded the growing of cotton in different sec-
tions of the country, with the result that this commodity again figured
among the exports. Abundant fertile land is available, the irrigation
of which would present no difficulty, and the active cooperation of the
Government should lead to cotton being grown on increased acreage,
which is not at present devoted to other crops.
As pointed out on other occasions, Santo Domingo occupies a most
favorable position, with inviting agricultural possibilities, to produce
a widening variety of products for which there is an ever present
demand in the neighboring islands.

SUGAR
A factor of marked importance affecting future economic conditions
in the Dominican Republic was the signing by 21 interested govern-
ments at London on May 6, 1937, of an agreement regarding the
regulation of production and marketing of sugar.
Although the Republic is deeply interested in other crops-coffee,
cacao and tobacco, for example, which are well established in its
trade-the production of sugar continues to be the mainspring of the
country's economic life.
Sugar not only makes up more than 50 percent of total Dominican
exports but the Republic is numbered among the world's chief pro-
ducers of the commodity for the free export market.
It will be recalled that the International Sugar Conference which
met at London from April 5 to May 6, 1937, was an outgrowth of the
World Monetary and Economic Conference of 1933. At the latter
conference, agreement on matters of broader economic policy proved to
be impossible. It appeared, however, that some basis of agreement
might be reached, if the problem of production and marketing of
specific commodities were considered separately. A plan of subcom-
mittees was, therefore, adopted, and in 1937 it was agreed that the
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of Nations, invitations were sent out to interested governments for
the meeting at London.
The Dominican Republic, as an important world producer of sugar,
participated in this conference. Agreement was reached on a figure
of 400,000 metric tons as the Dominican Republic's basic export quota
for the free market. In other words, the Dominican Republic agreed
to limit its export sugar, except insofar as additional amounts might
be provided for in the agreement itself, to 400,000 metric tons. This
figure represents a reduction from the amount of Dominican sugar
exported in the 2 years preceding the conference, and is equivalent
to a concession by the Republic in the interest of better world coordi-
nation. The figure is, however, practically the same as the annual
average export figure over the 5-year period (1932-36).
Of interest from the point of view of its effect on Dominican exports
was a reservation made by the United States at the conference, in
the sense that the .United States might, under certain conditions, in-
crease its net imports of sugar from certain foreign countries, such
excess not to be chargeable to the export quotas of such countries.
It is understood that, as a result of this reservation, the Dominican
Republic, toward the end of the year, became free, under advice from
the United States, to export some 25,922 metric tons over and above
an original amount of 3,287 metric tons included in the Dominican
basic quota of 400,000 metric tons. The total American quota for
Dominican sugar for the year 1937, therefore, amounted to 29,209
metric tons.
The production of Dominican sugar in 1937 amounted to 453,803
metric tons, according to returns made by the centrals. This figure
was slightly lower than that corresponding for the two preceding
years. With the exception of 1935 and 1936, however, production
was larger in 1937 than in any other recent year. Furthermore, in
1937 the Dominican Republic benefited from a substantial rise of
approximately 30 percent in the price of sugar. Feeling among
Dominican sugar producers at the end of the year was varied. The
result of operations for the year, however, would seem at least to
justify the hope that the industry is headed toward a period of healthy
recovery from extremely low levels of depression.
YUCCA CULTIVATION

Increased exports of starch and tapioca during 1937 reflect the de-
velopment of plans for encouraging yucca cultivation among small
farmers. These products advanced from 880,932 kilos valued at
$48,107, shipped abroad in 1936, to 3,202,337 kilos valued at $215,410
in 1937. The Compafia Agricola Dominicana, which inaugurated the
plan for developing yucca coloniess," purchased yucca from over
1,000 growers of this plant in 1937. It was estimated that the quan-






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tity purchased, when combined with the company's own production,
would provide raw material sufficient to keep the factory busy for 10
months of 1938.
BANANAS
One minor product at present, which in years past occupied an
important place, again figures among the exports, to meet an ever-
increasing demand. The development warrants special mention, not
only because of the large increase in 1937 shipments abroad, but in
view of latent possibilities.
Less than 2 years ago, banana cultivation for the export market
was revived, after a long period of inactivity, and the year 1937
witnessed a marked expansion of the trade. In former years, to 1916,
bananas held an important place among Dominican exports. The
United Fruit Co., owner of a large plantation in the Puerto Plata
region, exported in 1906, 668,000 bunches valued at $334,005. Subse-
quently, however, the company abandoned cultivation, though it has
retained its holdings, and for a number of years past there has been
practically no cultivation of bananas for export.
A year or two ago, as indicated in previous reports, the Govern-
ment began to direct special effort toward encouraging agriculture
among small farmers. Bananas, of all tropical crops, involve the
least effort, and represent perhaps the greatest possible return for the
individual cultivator. By way of illustrating the expansion, the fol-
lowing data are of interest:
In 1936 the export of bananas was limited to 3,227 bunches, valued
at $967. From that beginning, in the year following (1937), the
comparable figures were 127,877 bunches valued at $28,964. This
relatively large increase is all the more striking in that it represented
the scattered efforts of small planters-an entire absence of organized
enterprise. The possibilities for future expansion of the trade are
evident by the results achieved in the past by the United Fruit Co.
At present almost the entire Dominican banana crop is shipped to
the United States. Production is concentrated largely in the northern
part of the island, where the soil is peculiarly well adapted to the
purpose.
SUMMARY OF COMMERCE
A complete summary of commerce with its many schedules giving
details of imports and exports, with values and weights (when avail-
able) for the calendar year 1937, makes up appendix C of this report.
Introductory to the tabulated summary there follows a brief discus-
sion of the salient particulars of leading imports and exports which
make up the foreign trade. Comparisons with the year preceding
afford a ready reference to those interested in an analysis of the latest
returns of the Dominican foreign-trade movement.






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FOREIGN TRADE
[Values are in United States currency]

A substantial increase in the value of Dominican imports and
exports in 1937 reflected, in general, the higher price levels which
prevailed in that year as compared with 1936. On the basis of de-
clared values, the year's showing was entirely satisfactory. Aggre-
gate trade amounted to $29,812,367, as compared with $25,076,475
in 1936. Imports were valued at $11,691,896, as compared with
$9,926,567 in 1936, and exports were valued at $18,120,471, as com-
pared with $15,149,908.
A feature of interest, in surveying the 1937 trade as a whole, was
the substantial amount by which the value of exports exceeded the
value of imports. The favorable trade balance was $6,428,575. In
only 5 previous years since the establishment of the Receivership, in
1905, has that figure been exceeded.
In appraising the general economic condition of the country on
the basis of its balance of international payments, items other than
the foreign trade must, obviously, be taken into account. The in-
visible items in the Dominican account cannot all be determined with
any degree of accuracy. Payments on account of the sinking fund
for amortization of the external debt, however, are, at the present
time, relatively small. Interest payments on the debt, which rep-
resent one of the major unfavorable items, would operate to reduce
by only $896,060 the favorable balance for 1937. Therefore, it would
seem fair to state that the substantial amount of $6,428,575 by which
exports exceeded imports in 1937 indicates a generally healthy eco-
nomic situation prevailing.
The United States, having the advantage of geographical proximity,
continued the principal source of supply, and for the year was the
Republic's best customer. In 1937, 52 percent of Dominican exports
were shipped to the United States.
There have, however, been certain changes in the trend of trade
during recent years. Most striking of these is the extraordinary
expansion in the flow of goods from Japan, a phenomenon of the
depression and post-depression years to which attention has been
invited in previous reports. In 1931, for example, total imports from
Japan amounted only to $65,650. By 1936 this figure had advanced
to $1,272,861, and Japan seemed to have consolidated its position as
second largest supplier of the Dominican Republic. Throughout 1937,
the advantage gained was held, $1,478,881 worth of Japanese goods,
chiefly textiles, being shipped to Santo Domingo. As result of in-
quiries made by the Receivership, it is ascertained that Japanese
commercial houses are extending credits to importers who have diffi-
culty in obtaining like accommodation from exporters of other coun-









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tries. Japanese exporters, apparently, also continue to trust Domin-
ican buyers who owe them relatively large amounts for merchandise
received.
Germany's success in developing the Dominican market calls for
special mention. In 1934, imports from Germany were valued at
$468,714. In 1937, imports from Germany were valued at $904,767
as compared with $707,022 in 1936. Germany, in 1937, took the
United Kingdom's place as the Republic's third chief source of supply.
Both Japan and Germany at present sell more goods in the Republic
than does the United Kingdom, which in 1933 held second place on
the list of foreign suppliers.
The following tables show imports and exports, by countries:


1937


Country Imports Exports Total

Value Percent Value Percent Value Percent


United States-.------------------..
United Kingdom...................
France-..............................
Japan------------------------
Germany...........................
Morocco--....---........------ .....
Netherlands----------------------
Puerto Rico----------------------.
Dutch West Indies...--------------
New Zealand ----------------------
British India-.......--------------------
Belgium-.....-- ........-----------
Canada--....----------.....
Italy............-------------------..............
Egypt .... ..-----------...
Cuba ...------- -------------
Allother -.........--------------
Total ...................----------..


$6,115,157 52 $5,832,213 32 $11, 947, 370 40'
777,073 7 6,430,447 31 6,207, 520 21
307,299 3 2, 594, 744 14 2,902,043 10
1,478,881 13 235,263 1 1, 714,144 6
904,767 8 589,033 3 1,493,800 5
18 -..-... 1,076 853 6 1,076,871 4
13Q, 565 1 561, 894 3 692, 459 2
22, 853 ........ 518,986 3 541,839 2
269, 80 2 259, 453 1 529, 033 2
11,514 ........-- 389, 750 2 401,.264 1
386,181 3 ---------..... ------. 386,181 1
28, 241 2 6,329 ......---- 234,670 1
203, 48 2 ...- ---.. ----..... 203,348 1
120,959 1 76,165 1 197,124 1
1,181 ------- 180,096 1 181,277 ..----
67,414 I 74,990 1 142,404 _......._
666,865 5 294,255 1 961,120 3
11,691,896 100 18,120,471 100 29,812,367 100

1936


ed States---------............. $4,765,201 48 $4,601,616 30 $9, 366,817 37
ed Kingdom. -------------- 634,384 6 5, 599, 010 37 6,233,394 25,
ce -- .. ......------------ 183,174 2 1,772,720 12 1,955,894 8
n ..-.... ............. 1,272,861 13 257,925 2 1,530,786 6
nany -.. ...... ... 707, 022 7 327, 597 2 1,034,619 4
erlands ...... ----------. 150,076 2 494,050 4 644,126 3
sh India ....---------------- 575, 800 6 ------------.- 575, 8,00 2
h West Indies .......-------- 317,334 3 190, 383 1 507,717 2'
cco ..........--------------64 ..... 459, 928 3 459, 992 2
S--......... .---- 246,734 2 182,530 1 429,264 2
.. -----......... 359,424 4 ......-- --... 359,424 1
Zealand ..---- - 12, 143 ......... 339, 885 2 352, 028 1
to Rico ...- -.......-........ 34,193 ..------ 316, 475 2 350,668 1
t ....--- ---- -----.. 30 ..------. 215,210 2 215,240 1
da ...... 203,244 2 100 -..... 203, 344 1
other ------------ -------- 464,883 5 392,479 2 857,362 4
Total-----...---.--------- 9, 926,567 100 15,149,908 100 26, 076, 475 100


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Total imports and exports with percentages of increase and de-
crease, by year, over the 5-year period (1933-37) are shown below:

Imports Exports
Increase (+)
Year Increase (+) Increase (+) Total or decrease
or decrease Total or decrease preceding
Total (-) year (-) year
preceding preceding

Percent Percent Percent
1933 .......------ $9, 322,688 +20 $9, 625,473 -14 $18, 948, 161 ......-
1934 ------.. .---- 10, 574, 344 +13 12, 894,636 +34 23,468,980 +24
1935.--.---------- 9,790,033 -7 15, 487, 149 +20 25, 277,182 +8
1936. ------ 9, 926, 567 +1 15,149,908 -2 25, 076, 475 -1
1937 ........-- 11,691,896 +18 18,120,471 +20 29, 812, 367 +19


PRINCIPAL IMPORTS


The 10 principal items which entered into the import trade of 1937
have been selected for special consideration. They are presented
below, with brief comment in each case, in the order of their impor-
tance:
1. Cotton and manufactures of cotton are, normally, by far the most
important item in Dominican import trade. The year 1937 was no
exception to the rule. As in the preceding 2 years, these goods con-
stituted 19 percent of total imports. In 1937, however, the declared
value of cotton goods imported increased by 16 percent as compared
with 1936, to $2,246,003. The value of cotton goods imported over
the 5-year period (1933-37) is shown below:

Percent of Increase (+)
or decrease
Year Value total im- or decea
ports preceding

Percent
1933 ----.......----. ----------------------------------------. $1,863,894 20 +23
1934 ------ ----........... ------------------------------- 2,380,124 23 +28
1935 .......... .----------------------------------------- 1, 821, 245 19 -23
1936 ...--------....... ------------------------------------- --1,931,526 19 +6
1937...---...-----------.----------------------------------- --2,246,003 19 +16


As in more recent years, again in 1937, the bulk of cotton goods
came from Japan. The following table shows the countries of origin
of cotton and its manufactures imported into the Republic in 1937,
by comparison with the previous year:

1937 1936
Imported from-
Value Percent Value Percent

Japan .....__---------- ---------.-------- $1, 186,751 53 $1, 053, 239 54
United States .------------.---------------- --- 700,316 31 590, 021 31
United Kingdom -...-------- ------.------- ---- 235, 851 11 206, 246 11
All other-------..............-----------. --- 123,085 5 82,020 4
Total----.. ---..................---- ----------------- 2,246,003 100 1,931,526 100








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2. Machinery and apparatus, which occupied fourth place among
imports in 1936, moved up to second place in 1937. The value of
these imports increased, in 1937, by 51 percent as compared with
1936, to a figure considerably higher than any recorded in the past
5 years.


Percent of Increase (+)
Year Value total im- or decrease
ports (-) year
preceding

Percent
1933-..--..--............... .-------------------.-------. $746,640 8 +138
1934.......................------- ------------------------ 512,181 5 -31
1935 -------------....................---------------------- 506,866 5 -1
1936 ------- -------- --------------------- 568,780 6 +12
1937--------------------- ---------------------858,763 7 +51


The United States again was the leading supplier of this trade,
although Germany made a substantial gain by comparison with the
previous year, as shown below:

1937 1936
Imported from--
Value Percent Value Percent

United States -- ------ ------------------ $752, 332 88 $509, 534 90
Germany.. ---- --------------------- 67,514 8 23,680 4
All other-----.------------- 38,917 4 35,566 6
Total-.-- ------------------------------- 858,763 100 568,780 100


3. Chemical and pharmaceutical products, in 1937, embracing a wide
range of articles, retained third place in importance among Dominican
imports. The table below shows the values imported over a period of
the past 5 years:


Percent of Increase (+)
Year Value total im- or decrease
ports (-) year
preceding

Percent
1933-.......- --- --------------------------- $414,408 4 +10
1934- .......................---------------------------- 500,768 5 +21
1935..----------------------------------------.564,509 6 +13
1936 5---------------------------- 576,285 6 +2
1937.---- ---------- ------------------------724,902 6 +26


The United States was again the chief source of supply, although
both France and Germany enjoyed a fair share of this trade, as shown
by the table which follows:








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1937 1936
Imported from--
Value Percent Value Percent


United States ...-------------.------------..-. $301,622 42 $279,331 49
France -..............------...... ----------------- 95,581 13 74,433 13
Germany --------------------------------..-- 85,089 12 59,698 10
All other--.....---------------.---------- 242,610 33 162,823 28
Total -------.---------..........------------ 724, 902 100 576, 285 100


4. Jute bags occupy an important place among Dominican imports,
being used as containers for the Republic's chief export crops. In
1937 their position was fourth. There was a marked decline both
in the quantity and value imported during the year, as shown by the
following table:


Percent of Increase +)
Year Kilos Value total or decrease
imports (-) year
import preceding


Percent
1933 .-------...................----- ------------- 3, 990,049 $336,685 4 -22
1934--........---...-------.....---- .. -------- 3,524,795 368,029 3 +9
1935 .............--------------------- ------ 4,472,585 504,273 5 +37
1936 .. ...--------............------- ----- 5, 940, 363 642,270 6 +27
1937 ------ .....................---------- 4,251, 527 440, 269 4 -31


As in former years British India continued to be the Republic's
chief source of supply for jute bags, as shown below:


1937 1936
Imported from-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent


British India---.........----.. -3,923,430 $376, 624 86 5,516,134 $566, 832 88
United States .....------------ 124,839 22,479 5 249, 532 40,929 6
All other-....--- --------- ------ 203, 258 41, 166 9 174, 697 34, 509 6
Total.-----.------------. 4,251,527 440,269 100 5,940,363 642, 270 100


5. Structural material (iron).-Building material of this class, in
1937, maintained its place as fifth among Dominican imports. There
was a slight decline in the amount imported, but values were main-
tained:


Year


Kilos



5,255,936
4, 283,207
5, 674, 344
5,415, 394
5,262, 402


Value



$279, 390
514, 211
476, 411
390,465
424,795


Percent
of total
imports



3
5
5
4
4


Increase (+)
or decrease
(-) year
preceding

Percent
+140
+84
-8
-18
+9


1933...............................................--...-
1934_ __..............------- -----------------------
1935 ---- --..................---------------
1936 -----... .....--------- -------------------- ---
1937 -----------....---------.................................--......-







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The relative importance of the United States as the country of
origin of building material for the Dominican market, has greatly
decreased during the past 3 years. In 1935 the United States supplied
79 percent of all imports of this class, whereas in 1937 its share of the
trade declined to 48 percent. The marked increase in the quantity
of structural material imported from Belgium was a feature of the
1937 trade, as shown by the table below:

1937 1936
Imported from--
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

United States .----..--------.. 1,851, 242 $205, 461 48 2,208,397 $253, 089 66
Belgium...................... 2,249,790 150,456 35 837,127 44,645 11
Germany ---------------.----- 805, 492 41,284 10 2,333,285 89,768 23
All other.......--................ 355, 878 27, 594 7 36, 585 2,963 1
Total --, -- -------- ,262,402 424,795 100 5,415,394 390, 465 100


6. Paper and manufactures of paper in 1937 again figured among the
Republic's 10 leading imports. Representing 3 percent of total
imports, merchandise of this class moved up from seventh to sixth place.
The value imported increased by 28 percent as compared with the
previous year, as shown by the following table:

Percent of Increase +)
Year Value total or decrease
imports (-) year
imports preceding

Percent
1933-................- ..... ......-....... -----....---....--- $226,213 2 -3
1934-------- ------------------------------------------- 318,362 3 +41
1935 -------------------------------------------------- 330,021 3 +4
1934--..._......... .................................... ....- 318, 362 3 -941
1937------------.....----....--------------------------- 383,700 3 +28


Paper and articles manufactured thereof continued to be largely
supplied by the United States, with certain of the North European
countries, and Germany figuring next in order:

1937 1936
Imported from--
Value Percent Value Percent

United States. ---- ----------.. ------ $264, 853 69 $197,009 66
Sweden.. ------------------------------ 2 27,563 7 41,467 14
Finland ----------------.----------..24,700 6 8,181 3
Esthonia .-- ----.. -----..--------.---.- 23,010 6 9, 759 3
Germany--......---------------------------------------- 14, 201 4 10,871 4
All other --- ----.....--....-------------- 29, 373 8 32, 342 10
Total---......-- ----------------.---. 383,700 100 299,629 100


7. Gasoline.-With the expansion of motor traffic, gasoline naturally
tends to take an increasingly important place among Dominican
imports. In 1937 there was a slight decline in the quantity imported,







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as compared with the previous year, but there was an increase in
value, and gasoline moved up from eighth to seventh place among the
imports:

Percent of Increase (+)
Year Gallons Value total or decrease
imports (-) year
imports preceding

Percent
1933 ............------ .... ..... ..-- ---.- 2,754,216 $367,521 4 -10
1934 .......--- -...----------------------...- 2,839,942 312,296 3 -15
1935 ........---------- ---------- 3,201,979 231,954 2 -26
1936 -------------------..--------------- 4,039,403 292,246 3 +26
1937...-----........ ..---------------------- 3,913,367 304,092 3 +4


In recent years the Dutch West Indies have been the chief source
of supply for gasoline imported into Santo Domingo. For example,
in 1934, that Dutch colony was credited with 69 percent of the total,
as compared with 17 percent from the United States. A development
of interest is the fact that gasoline shipments from the United States
have increased to such volume that same occupied the first place in
1937, as the table herewith reveals:

1937 1936
Imported from-
Gallons Value Percent Gallons Value Percent

United States..................... 2,001,918 $150, 311 50 1,819,271 $128, 011 44
Dutch West Indies .....-........ 1,490,089 122, 499 40 2,009,543 148, 664 51
Allother--...--------. -- ------ 421,360 31,282 10 210,589 15,571 5
Total---.... ......----- 3, 913,367 304, 092 100 4,039,403 292, 246 100


8. Automobile imports have been steadily increasing during recent
years. In 1933 the importation of 200 units valued at $133,860,
represented an increase of 74 percent as compared with the preceding
year. By 1937-or over a 4-year period-automobiles imported
more than doubled, both in number and value. Automobiles now
rank eighth in order of importance, and make up 3 percent of the
country's total imports, as shown by the following table:

Percent of Increase
Year Number Value total year pre-
imports ceding

Percent
1933 .......................... ----- -------- --- 200 $133,860 1 74
1934 ..----------------------317 197,574 2 48
1935 ............. ....----------------------- 265 201,752 2 2
1936. --------------------------------------- 326 233,619 2 16
1937--.........----.....-------------------- ---- 429 295,939 3 27


The United States continued to provide practically all of the auto-
mobiles imported in.tq .ti i'*Reipbly; .-number of the Opel cars of
German manufactivr4" atered in't'h trade for'.the first time, a matter


... .. .... " : .








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referred to elsewhere in this report, as a development of interest in
1937:

1937 1936
Imported from-
Number Value Percent Number Value Percent

United States.....---------...---. 425 $293, 666 99 325 $233, 039 100
All other--..---------. --------.. 4 2,273 1 1 580 ----
Total ---------------- 429 295, 939 100 326 233, 619 100


9. Wheat flour imports increased in value by 16 percent in 1937, as
compared with 1936, although the quantity imported was under.
Imports of wheat flour accounted for 2 percent of the total import
trade. Over a 5-year period there has been a gradual decrease in the
quantity of wheat flour imported, this decrease reflecting the develop-
ment of locally produced substitutes:

Percent of Increase (+)
Year Kilos Value total im- or decrease
ports (-) year
ps preceding

Percent
1933---------------.. --------------........... 6,146,937 $237,580 3 -10
1934-.....---- .----- --.................... 5,182,933 243,847 2 +3
1935-...---.. .--------------------- 4,816,034 236,401 2 -3
1936 --- ---------------....................... 4,729,817 246,562 2 +4
1937..........-------- ------ ... ---- ------------ 4,159,627 286,930 2 +16


The United States supplies almost all of the wheat flour imported,
with small purchases from Canada, as shown below:

1937 1936
Imported from-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

United States..................... 4,053,112 $280, 202 98 4,353,253 $228, 816 93
Canada--............---....-- .... 106,514 6,725 2 376,564 17,746 7
All other.............-- --- ___---_ 1 3 -- .--------_.. ........
Total.................. 4, 159, 627 286, 930 100 4,729,817 246, 562 100


10. Silk and manufactures of silk normally account for 2 or 3 percent
of total Dominican imports. In 1937 there was an increase of 37
percent in the value of silk imported, this commodity taking tenth
place among the principal items which form the import trade:


Percent of Increase (+)
Year Value total im- o decrease
ports preceding

Percent
1933-------------------------------------------------- $189,134 2 ---
1934 ...................................................... .. 278,106 3 47
1934. .. 278, 106 3 +47
1935----------...............-...........---..........-- ....*..-*..-'-' * .237,541 2 -15
1936 ..------------------------.- ------ .--. ---. 199,015 2 -16
1937----------------- --- 2 +37






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Japan and the United States, in 1937, retained their respective
places as first and second chief suppliers of silk manufactures:
1937 1936
Imported from--
Value Percent Value Percent

Japan ------------------------------- $146,089 54 $106,582 54
United States ........--------------- 100, 620 37 74, 769 37
All other--...-- -------------------------- 25,485 9 17,664 9
Total ----------------------------- 272,194 100 199,015 100

Imports within the 10 groups discussed in the preceding paragraphs
were valued at $6,237,587. They account for 53 percent of all imports
of the year. Among other items of relative importance were: oils
for table use, hides, agricultural machinery, illuminating oil, cement,
motor trucks, crude oil for fuel, tires and inner tubes for motor vehicles,
fish (salted or dried), liquors and beverages, copper and alloys, earthen-
ware, porcelain, clay and pottery, paints, pigments and varnishes,
lard.
An alphabetical arrangement of all imports for the year 1937 is
available for reference in schedule 1, Appendix C, of this report, with
comparisons for the year preceding. A recapitulation of imports by
nationality of vessels engaged in the trade forms schedule 2, while a
consolidation of imports by groups showing the countries of origin
may be referred to in schedule 4. Of special interest are the data
which make up schedule 3, which emphasizes the shrinkage of customs
transactions at the smaller ports, a development made of record in
previous annual reports.
PRINCIPAL EXPORTS

Agricultural products and their derivatives make up the bulk of
Dominican export trade. Sugar is by far the most important crop
produced in the Republic. Together with molasses and other sugar
by-products, it accounted in 1937 for $11,640,877, of total exports
valued at $18,120,471. Cacao and coffee also are important export
items and accounted in 1937 for $2,523,729 and $1,765,055, respectively.
By comparison with the above items, all other Dominican export
commodities are relatively unimportant, no single item accounting
for more than 1 percent of the total export trade. Among non-agri-
cultural products exported, mention must be made of placer gold
and gold recovered from old jewelry. Exports of this precious metal
amount, as a rule, to a few hundred thousand dollars annually. Al-
though three items-sugar and derivatives, cacao, and coffee-make
up approximately 88 percent of Dominican export trade, a list of the
10 principal export items has been prepared for review in the pages
following.







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1. Sugar, raw.-As in previous years, sugar continued, in 1937, to
hold first place among Dominican exports. Shipments valued at
$10,683,331 represented 59 percent of total Dominican exports. The
amount shipped during the year was somewhat less than the amount
shipped in 1936. There was, however, an increase of some 26 percent
in value over 1936, the figure $10,683,331 recorded, being the highest
since 1929. The average price of sugar during the year was $1.12 per
hundred pounds, as compared with $0.86 during 1936.
The following table shows the quantity and value of Dominican
sugar exported during the past 5 years, with relative percentage of
total exports:

Percent of Increase (+)
Year Kilos Value total ex- (r) erease
ports ceding

Percent
1933 .....------.. -------- ----.-- ---------- 293,795,966 $4,397,544 46 -36
1934e.....------------.--------------------- 333,944,799 6,741,964 52 +53
193 ......---------------------------------- 497,170,604 9,452,179 61 +40
1936 --- ----- ------------------------------- 433,023,226 8,509,035 66 -10
1937 ..--------------.---------------------- 428,064,027 10,683,331 59 +26

The following table shows that the United Kingdom still takes the
largest share of Dominican sugar. During the past few years, how-
ever, there has been a gradual change in the direction of this trade,
the share of the United Kingdom, for example, declining from 74 per-
cent of the total in 1935 to 49 percent in 1937. During the same period
the share of the United States has increased from 7 percent to 15 per-
cent. It should be noted that shipments manifested for the United
Kingdom often go in bond and are subsequently shipped to other coun-
tries on the European Continent.

1937 1936
Exported to-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

United Kingdom ..--------- 208,966,683 $5,249,647 49 278,539,342 $5,446,272 64
United States ---------- 65,233,459 1,624,575 15 49, 659, 746 952, 834 11
France... --------------- 64,091,633 1,553,672 14 23, 549,245 486,559 6
Morocco........ ---------... 43,357,144 1,076,853 10 22,516,539 456,928 5
New Zealand. ------------- 15,528,371 389,750 4 16,128, 616 339,885 4
Netherlands. -------------- 12,896,806 315,322 3 15,378,362 294,389 3
Japan ----------.---. -- .-- 8,070,630 218,405 2 12, 630, 829 245,370 3
Egypt --.... -- - 6 6, 860,813 180,096 2 10,993, 832 215, 210 3
All other -.... -- - 3,058, 588 75, 011 1 3,626,715 71, 588 1
Total ------------- 428,064,027 10,683,331 100 433,023,226 8,509,035 100

2. Cacao, in 1937, regained its customary place as the second most
important item in Dominican export trade. As result of a sharp
falling off in quantity and value exported in 1936, cacao had dropped
back to third place, ceding second place to coffee, but in 1937 an in-
crease in both the quantity and value of cacao exported combined with






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a decline in the quantity and value of coffee exported to restore the con-
dition previously prevailing.
The Dominican Republic has, over a period of years, gradually in-
creased its importance as a world producer of cacao. According to a
study recently made by the Pan American Union, the Republic during
the 1901-10 period was fifth among cacao producers of the American
Continent and ranked sixth in the world production. By 1936, al-
though still sixth among world producers, the Republic had moved up
to third place among American producers, having displaced Venezuela
and the Trinidad-Tobago area.
Exports of Dominican cacao in 1937 were valued at $2,523,729, an
increase of 59 percent in value as compared with the $1,585,295 ex-
ported in 1936. The amount exported was 19,625,471 kilos as com-
pared with 18,165,883 kilos in 1936. The following table shows the
quantities and values of cacao exported during the past 5 years:

Percent of Increase (+)
Year Kilos Value total ex- or decrease
ports (-) year pre.
ceding

Percent
1933------.......... .------------------------ 19,899,598 $1,274,096 13 +24
1934 -------- ------------------- 22,899, 251 1,739, 144 13 +36
1935 --------------.---------------------- 28,354,947 2,096,870 14 +21
1936.------------.... ------------------ -- 18,165, 883 1, 585, 295 10 -24
1937....................-----------------... 19, 625, 471 2, 523, 729 14 +59

The United States continued to take the major portion of the Domin-
ican cacao crop, as shown by the following table of exports by coun-
tries. The increase during 1937 in shipments to Germany, however,
from $13,829 to $324,067, representing an increase from 1 percent to
13 percent of total Dominican cacao exports, warrants special mention.

1937 1936
Exported to-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

United States.........------- 16,514, 586 $2, 076,389 82 17,943, 744 $1,559,477 98
Germany.. -----------. 2,187,510 324,067 13 129,007 13,829 1
All other--...... -------- 923,375 123, 273 5 93,132 11,989 1
Total...........-------- 19,625,471 2,523,729 100 18,16, 883 1,585,295 100

3. Coffee exports in 1937 declined both in quantity and value as
compared with 1936. Coffee, however, still accounted for 10 percent
of total Dominican exports and ranked third among Dominican export
commodities.
The outlook for improved coffee prices is not good, in view of
uncertainty created by the abandonment, in the late autumn of 1937,
of the Brazilian coffee valorization scheme. It is argued here, how-
ever, that only large scale producers stand to lose at present price







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levels, and it is pointed out that the major part of the Dominican crop
is produced by small farmers whose costs are extremely low.
The following table shows the quantity and value of Dominican
coffee exported annually during the past few years:


Year


Kilos


Value


Percent of
total ex-
ports


Increase (+)
or decrease
(-) year pre-
ceding

PerrenIt


1933 --------------------- 11,794,009 $1,832,469 19 +46
1934 ... ....--------.--------------------- 9, 557, 672 1,675,895 13 -9
1935 ..---------. ----------------- ------ 7,949,759 1,268,737 8 -24
1936....--------..----.. ------------------ 14, 569,882 2,020,048 13 +60
1937 -------- ------ ------------ 11,049,142 1,765,055 10 -13


The table below shows that France continues to be the largest pur-
chaser of Dominican coffee, although the amount taken, both in
quantity and value, was less in 1937 than in 1936. There was, on the
other hand, a substantial increase, both in quantity and value, in
shipments to the United States:

1937 1936
Exported to--
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

France....--...---------. 6,055,527 $987, 549 56 8,566,880 $1,203,482 60
United States -------------- 2,943,717 438,126 25 2,092,180 295, 091 15
Germany--------- 753, 770 127,299 7 1,553,256 183,960 9
All other ------------- 1,296,128 212,081 12 2,357,566 337, 515 16
Total ---- ---------- 11,049,142 1,765,055 100 14,569,882 2,020,048 100


4. Molasses exports declined in 1937 both in quantity and value as
compared with the preceding year, but this sugar-cane product still
maintained its place as fourth in importance among Dominican
exports. The following table shows the quantity and value of
molasses shipments, over a period of the past 5 years:


Percent of Increase (+)
Year Kilos Value total ex crea
ports (- -) year pre-
ceding

Percent
1933..---...........----.-----------------. 102,789,214 $510,774 5 +16
1934 ..-------------........ --------------- ----82,332,395 591,888 5 +16
1935 .......-------------------------------- - 96,541,311 831,632 6 +41
1936 --------------------------------------- 112,464,182 985,272 6 +18
1937 ....-------------------------------------- 100,390,190 844,240 5 -14


The United States once more, as in the past, took all of the Domini-
can molasses exported, the product being destined, presumably,
largely for use in the manufacture of alcohol.







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1937 1936
Exported to-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

United States-------------- 100,390,190 $844, 240 100 112,464,182 $985,272 100


5. Corn.-Although during 1937 there was a relatively small
increase as compared with 1936 in the value of Dominican corn
exported, and the amount shipped showed a decline, the phenomenal
development of trade in this commodity during the last 5 years
deserves special mention. Promulgation in August 1936 of a law
exempting from port duties all Dominican corn exported has unques-
tionably given impetus to the trade. In 1933 corn exports were
valued at $58,834, whereas in 1937 their declared value was $319,325.
Corn now holds fifth place among Dominican exports. The table
below indicates the increasing importance of this commodity as an
item in the Dominican export trade.


Percent of Increase (+)
or decrease
Year Kilos Value total ex- (- year pr
ports ceding

Percent
1933.........--...--...........-------.... ---- 3,079,012 $58,834 1 +61
1934---..................................------------ 9,722 119,084 1 +102
1935...-........------............. ---------- 7,508,727 169,291 1 +42
1936..................----------------------- 16,025,774 308,434 2 +82
1937................................. 14,144,991 319,325 1 +4


Puerto Rico greatly increased its purchases of Dominican corn in
1937, taking some 78 percent of the total amount exported, as shown
by the following table:

1937 1936
Exported to-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

Puerto Rico. --------- 10,406,042 $249, 596 78 6,876,193 $135,464 44
Dutch West Indies-----...--- 1,267,734 26, 324 8 1,155,642 23,795 8
French West Indies...--....- 1,437,655 24, 268 8 1,990,879 35, 28 11
All other .............. 1, 033, 560 19,137 6 6,003,060 113,886 37
Total...........------- 14,144,991 319,325 100 16,025,774 308,434 100


6. Gold fell back from fifth to sixth place in importance as a Do-
minican export item in 1937. Shipments were valued at $262,453,
and represented a decline of some 31 percent as compared with the
previous year. Placer gold accounted for $223,893 of the total, the
balance being old gold recovered from jewelry.


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Percent of Increase (+)
Year Kilos Value total ex- orderease
por (-) year pre-
ports ceding

Percent
1933 .....------------------ -- .-- -- ---... ...... 273 $109,962 1 -13
1934 ---.....--------------------------------------------- 679 375,189 3 +241
1935 ..------..--..---- ------------..------..... .. 483 323,074 2 -14
1936--....---.------------------------------------------- 502 378,592 2 +17
1937 ........----------. -------------------. .. 337 262,453 1 -31


The United States, in 1937, took practically all of the Dominican
gold exported, as shown by the following table:

1937 1936
Exported to-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

United States __--------- ---- 327 $257,733 98 397 $325, 610 86
United Kingdom ...-------- ---..10 4,720 2 103 51,182 14
Allother------____-----------_------------------------ ---- 2 1,800 .
Total._... ....------------- 337 262,453 100 502 378, 592 100


7. Starch.-Encouragement of yucca cultivation among small
farmers, referred to elsewhere in this report, is reflected in the phe-
nomenal expansion of starch exports during the year under review.
There was an increase, as compared with 1936, of 348 percent; the
declared value advanced from $48,107 to $215,410, and the quantity
increased from 880,932 kilos to 3,202,337 kilos.

Percent of Increase (+)
Year Kilos Value totalex- decrease
ports (-) year pre-
ceding

Percent
1933.....-------- ----------------------- 1,409,483 $41,981 1 -18
1934 ..............--------------------- --- 3,102,369 154,126 1 +267
1935------........ .----------------- -----..1, 764, 612 118,593 1 -23
1936------------------------------------ 880, 932 48,107 -59
1937...........----------------....................--------------------- 3,202,337 215,410 1 +348


The United States continues to take practically the entire amount
of Dominican starch production:

1937 1936
Exported to-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

United States....----- --------. 3,195,078 $214, 954 100 879,900 $48, 034 100
All other......---------- -- 7, 259 456 ---. 1,032 73
Total..------------------- 3,202,337 215, 410 100 880,932 48, 107 100


8. Hides of cattle in 1937 again held eighth place in the list of Domin-
ican exports. There was a substantial increase during the year in
the value of hides exported, the increase in quantity being, relatively,








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much smaller. The following table shows the quantity and value of
cattle hides exported over a 5-year period:


Percent Increase (+)
Year Kilos Value of total o detease
to -) year
exports preceding


Percent
1933--------.................... ---------.. . 684,627 $65,075 1 +36
1934---------.......... --------------------- 548,681 74,051 1 +14
1935.............. .....-------------------- 570,015 71,704 ..--..-- -4
1936 ------------.----..... ------------------ 857,068 121,442 1 +69
1937----............------------------....... 897,693 194,655 1 +60


Cuba in 1937 took Germany's place as the principal purchaser of
Dominican cattle hides. The United Kingdom purchased a consider-
ably larger share of the total than in 1936.

1937 1936
Exported to-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

Cuba..------.....------------- 363,586 $69,185 36 243,116 $28,246 23
Germany------------- --------- 195, 477 43, 774 22 322, 686 47,932 39
United Kingdom --.--.---.--.. 161,642 39,700 20 45,631 6,874 6
Portugal ---- ------------ 86, 742 21,290 11 47, 382 7, 629 7
All other.............---------.. 90, 246 20,706 11 198, 253 30, 761 25
Total ------------------- 897, 693 194, 655 100 857, 068 121, 442 100


9. Tobacco leaf.-As a result of continuous decline both in the
quantity and value of leaf tobacco shipped abroad, this product, which
formerly was numbered among the more important Dominican staples,
fell back to ninth place among the exports. That prices held up well
in 1937, but the quantity exported dropped far below the level of
recent years, is shown by the following table:


Percent Increase ()
Year Kilos Value of total or decree
exports (--) year
xpo preceding

Percent
1933_---...- ---------------------------- 5,659,109 $352,540 4 +57
1934--..-----.... -------------. ------------.. 9,717,536 435,250 3 +23
1935 .----------- ----------------------- 6,920,896 291,291 2 -33
1936 ..-- .----------------------- 4,788,908 198,537 1 -32
1937--...------------------------ ----- 3,135,056 172,260 1 -13


The Netherlands was the chief purchaser of Dominican tobacco,
with France and French colonies coming next in order:

1937 1936
Exported to-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent
Netherlands ----- ---------- 1,292,337 $77, 525 45 1,181,950 $49,181 25
France ....------------ 686, 230 36,337 21 1,487,108 58,063 29
French Africa-----....--. --- 377, 946 22,003 13 244,137 8,246 4
All other -------------. 778,543 36,395 21 1,875,713 83,047 42
Total ..--------------- 3,135,056 172,260 100 4,788,908 198,537 100







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10. Lignum vitae for the second time in the history of the Receiver-
ship-the first time was in 1935-appeared in 1937 among the Repub-
lic's 10 chief exports. There was an increase of some 50 percent in
the value of shipments, and of some 88 percent in the tonnage shipped,
as compared with the previous year:

Percent Increase(+)
Year Kilos Value of total or decrease
exports (-) year
exports preceding

Percent
1933 ..---...------.-------------------- 2,450,352 $95,276 1 +330
1934..-- --- ----------------------- 2,588,345 87,715 1 -8
1935------------------------------..........------- 2,164,163 75,667 1 -14
1936----- -------------------------------- 2,526,391 81,428 1 +8
1937....-----..---------....----------- ------ 4,749,957 122,122 1 +50


The United Kingdom was by far the chief purchaser of Dominican
lignum vitae, as shown by the following table:

1937 1936
Exported to-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

United Kingdom-...---. ----. 3,450, 265 $81,241 67 1,783,391 $49,418 61
United States----------- 520,982 14,317 12 413, 477 17,882 22
Germany.-------------- -401,846 11,230 9 57,867 1,819 2
All other------- -------- 376, 864 15, 334 12 271, 656 12,309 15
Total-.....-------... ----.4,749,957 122,122 100 2,526,391 81,428 100


Apart from the 10 leading products, specifically treated in the pre-
ceding paragraphs (tabulation in schedule 12), there are few individual
items of relative importance in the Dominican export trade. Cattle
exported in 1937 were valued at slightly more than $100,000, but
with that exception no single other item among lesser exports reached
the six-figure mark. The major as well as the minor exports which
comprise the total trade appear in tabulated form, alphabetically
arranged in schedule 7 of the Summary of Commerce. Comparisons
with the year 1936 give the changes that occurred within a range of
2 years. The participation by countries, together with the nationality
of carriers, is shown in schedule 8.

CARRYING TRADE

Santo Domingo is served by a number of steamship lines, some
connecting the Republic with the United States, others assuring direct
communication with European and other foreign ports. Most popular
among the facilities offered for passenger traffic are weekly sailings
between New York and Ciudad Trujillo. Connection with foreign
ports also is maintained by air, the Republic being on the main route
of the Pan American Airways operating between North and South
America.






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Arrivals.-Vessels of American registry continued, in 1937, far
ahead of those of any other nationality as carriers of import cargoes.
Shipments valued at $5,823,243, or 50 percent of total imports, were
carried in American bottoms. German ships occupied second place,
transporting import cargoes valued at $1,198,861, or 10 percent of
the total. During the previous year, Norwegian vessels, carrying 23
percent of total imports, had occupied second place. Other ships,
handling relatively small percentages of total imports were, in the order
of their importance, of Dutch, Norwegian, Cuban, British, and French
nationality. For further details on this phase of foreign trade move-
ment, attention is invited to appendix C of this report, schedule No.
2, "Recapitulation of imports."
Departures.-There was a more even distribution of export than of
import cargoes among carriers of the different nationalities. British
bottoms, however, in 1937 still held the lead as carriers of Dominican
exports, conveying shipments valued at $5,447,205, or 30 percent of the
total. Great Britain's lead is explained by the fact that the United
Kingdom is the principal purchaser of Dominican raw sugar. Ameri-
can vessels held second place in this trade, carrying $3,544,068 worth
of products, or 20 percent of the total. Norwegian vessels participated
to the extent of 9 percent, and German, French, and Dutch vessels
each accounted for 5 percent. A complete statistical analysis is
available in schedule 8, "Recapitulations of exports."
Tonnage movement (foreign.)-Expressed in tonnage the volume of
imports in 1937 increased as compared with 1936, by 9,332 tons.
There was a decline in the tonnage of exports, due chiefly to smaller
shipments of sugar and molasses. Clearances in 1937 were 620,529
tons, compared with 635,631 tons during the previous year, as shown
below:

Year Clearances Entrances Total

Tons Tons Tons
1937...------------------ --------------------------------- 620,529 140,575 761,1(14
1936 ------------------------------ -------............... 635, 631 131, 243 766, 874

The United States again took the lead as a supplier of import
tonnage. There was an increase of 11,762 tons as compared with
the previous year, to a figure of 55,454 tons. Germany, with 32,196
tons, moved up from third place to second, and the Dutch West Indies,
suppliers chiefly of gasoline and crude oil, dropped back to third place,
with 29,424 tons.
A decrease of 15,102 tons in total exports in 1937, as compared with
1936, is explained largely by reduced shipments to the United Kingdom.
The decline of 63,415 tons in exports to the United Kingdom was
partially offset by increases to other countries, notably by an increase
of 27,199 tons to France. The fact that the United States was, in






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1937, the chief market for Dominican products merits special mention.
Ordinarily the United Kingdom, being the largest purchaser of Do-
minican sugar, has been first on the list.
The value of imports and exports, by countries, and the nationality
of carriers, are shown in schedules 2 and 8 of appendix C. Schedules
14 and 14A show the nationality of vessels engaged in the foreign
trade, tonnage carried, and the countries of origin and destination.
Schedules 15 and 15A give the same information by Dominican ports
of entry and clearance.
CONCLUSION
Another milestone has been passed in the history of the Receivership,
and this review of the year's transactions with the supporting exhibits
makes of permanent record that the several obligations devolving upon
the organization, collection of revenue, disposition of same as provided
for, administration of customs laws and regulations, and constructive
cooperation with the Dominican Government, have been faithfully
complied with.
Referring to the economic situation, the comment is in order that
notwithstanding the commercial depression in evidence during the
closing months of the year, the outlook for the immediate future is
encouraging. The agricultural program of the Republic is being
well maintained and gives the assurance of more abundant crops of
the principal products which figure in the exports. With better prices
from the low levels of 1937, there should be an increase in the pur-
chasing power of the people, which means a gain in imports and
renewed activity in trade generally.
Respectfully submitted.
WM. E. PULLIAM,
General Receiver.
To the CHIEF, BUREAU OF INSULAR AFFAIRS,
War Department, Washington.
















APPENDIX A

[Thirty-first fiscal period Dominican Customs Receivership, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937]

CUSTOMS COLLECTIONS, EXPENDITURES, AND DISPOSITIONS

SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Consolidated statement of collections, expenditures, and dis-
positions of funds, thirty-first fiscal period, calendar year 1987

COLLECTIONS


Balances per account current, Dec. 31, 1936:
In transit to the general receiver, as per accounts current of
deputy receivers -----------------
Due the accrued liability general fund .------------
Due the accrued liability retirement fund---------
Due the 5-percent convention account __--------_-
Due the Dominican Government:
For transmittal to fiscal agent, on request, in accordance
with letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, No.
13178, dated Nov. 19, 1936-------------
Remainder for the Government-----------
Gross collections from all sources, all ports ---------
Miscellaneous receipts ------------------
Provisional receipts pending cancelation as of Dec. 31, 1937 ----


$12, 063. 49
7, 538. 23
6, 500. 34
21, 213. 97



73, 443. 32
5, 542. 06
2, 914, 615. 68
2, 927. 01
119, 817. 00


Total ------------------------------------------3, 163, 661. 10

EXPENDITURES AND DISPOSITIONS


1. Customs expenses proper, including expenses of the receivership_
2. Transmitted to the Guaranty Trust Co. of New York, account
interest:
For service of $6,700,000 loan 1922 _--- __----_
For service of $3,300,000 loan 1926__._---------
For service of $5,000,000 loan 1926, first series--------
For service of $5,000,000 loan 1926, second series ------
3. Transmitted to the Guaranty Trust Co. of New York, for
sinking fund account:
$10,000,000 bond issue 1922-26 -----------
$10,000,000 bond issue 1926-26-----------------
4. Refunds of duties collected in excess--------------------
5. Exchange on funds transmitted------------------------
6. Paid for account of the Dominican Government, as per special
authority ------------ ------------------


$105, 679. 54


295, 242. 24
145, 417. 80
227, 700. 00
227, 700. 00


40, 060. 08
20, 700. 00
2, 005. 47
3, 629. 27

26, 278. 79







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SCHEDULE No. 1.-Consolidated statement of collections, expenditures, and disposi-
tions of funds, thirty-first fiscal period, calendar year 1937-Continued

EXPENDITURES AND DISPOSITIONS-continued

7. Paid to the Dominican Government:
Account 1937 revenues ,-------------_-----------$1, 728, 767. 51
Account unexpended balance of the 5-percent convention
account:
Final settlement of the year 1936------- $5, 560. 23
For account of the year 1937---------- 15, 000. 00
20, 560. 23
Amounts retained in accordance with letters from the
Secretary of the Treasury:
No. 13178, dated Nov. 19, 1936 (from December
1936 revenues) ------------------------------- 73, 443. 32
No. 14012, dated Dec. 3, 1936 (from January 1937
revenues) ----------------------------------- 75, 900. 00
8. Accrued liability general fund disbursements -------------- 5, 283. 51
9. Accrued liability retirement fund disbursements------------- 6, 851. 17
10. Personal fees refunded by deputy receivers ---------------- 11, 006. 95
11. Provisional receipts pending cancelation on Dec. 31, 1936,
canceled during 1937--------------------------------- 82, 939. 00
12. Balances on hand, Dec. 31, 1937:
To credit of the accrued liability general fund --------_ 5, 751. 63
To credit of the accrued liability retirement fund ------- 32, 503. 65
To credit of the 5-percent convention account---------- 7, 024. 70
To credit of the Dominican Government --------------- 4, 354. 32
13. In transit, as per accounts current of deputy receivers, Dec.
31, 1937 ---------------------------------------- 14,861.92

Total -- -------------------- ------------- 3,163,661. 10
SCHEDULE NO. 2.-Statement showing the origin of miscellaneous receipts during
the thirty-first fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Interest on deposits allowed by the National City Bank of New York_ $295. 34
Sale of supplies--------------------------------------------- 407. 86
Sale of forms --- -------------------------------- 1,472. 65
Interest of coupons on bonds purchased ($12,000) for the accrued
liability retirement fund, after deducting commission and expenses
of $39.36 incurred for modification and extension of these bonds--- 620. 64
Other miscellaneous receipts (refunds on payments already made, etc.) 130. 52

Total ----------------------.---.----- ------- 2,927.01







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SCHEDULE No. 3.-Accountable returns-Consolidation of the accounts current
rendered by the general receiver at the close of each month during the thirty-first fiscal
period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


DEBIT
Balances per account current, Dec. 31, 1936:
Due the accrued liability general fund--------_ __
Due the accrued liability retirement fund ______________
Due the 5 percent convention account ------------
Due the Dominican Government:
For transmittal to fiscal agent, on request, in accordance
with letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, No.
13178,datedNov.19,1936 ------------------
Remainder for the Government ---------......-----...
Customs revenues remitted by deputy receivers:
Port of-


$7,538. 23
6, 500. 34
21, 213. 97



73, 443. 32
5, 542. 06


Azua------------------------------ $16,939.02
Barahona_--------------------------. 15,387.00
Ciudad Trujillo -- -----------------. 1, 958, 500. 00
Dajab6n- ------------ ----------- 78.06
La Romana-------------------------- 74, 511. 00
Las Lajas -------------------------- 126.42
Macorfs. ----.--.. --------------.. 434,290.00
Monte Cristi ---- ---------------- 3, 010. 83
Puerto Plata------------------------- 413,865.00
Saman --- -------------------- 1, 502. 27
SAnchez ------- -------------- 19,367. 65
Villa Elias Pifia--...- .--------------. 111. 05

Customs remittances received at the office of the general receiver -- 2, 937, 688. 30
Miscellaneous receipts ------ -------------------- 2,927. 01

Total ------------------------------------------ 3, 054, 853. 23

CREDIT

Transmitted to the Guaranty Trust Co. of New York, account
interest:
For service of $6,700,000 loan 1922 -------------.--.- $295, 242. 24
For service of $3,300,000 loan 1926---------------------- 145,417.80
For service of $5,000,000 loan 1926, first series------------- 227, 700. 00
For service of $5,000,000 loan 1926, second series----------- 227, 700. 00
For sinking fund account:
$10,000,000 bond issue 1922-26 ------------------- 40, 060. 08
$10,000,000 bond issue 1926-26----------------.---- 20, 700. 00

Forward---------------------------------------- 956,820. 12







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SCHEDULE No. 3.-Accountable returns-Consolidation of the accounts current
rendered by the general receiver at the close of each month during the thirty-first fiscal
period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937-Continued
CREDIT-CONTINUED


Disbursements per abstract, form 7:
1. Expenses, office of the General Receiver --
Customhouse:
2. Azua--------------------------
3. Barahona------------------------
4. Ciudad Trujillo_-----------------
5. Dajab6n--------------------
6. La Romana-----------------------
7. Las Lajas--------------------- -
8. Macorfs ------------------------
9. Monte Cristi_------------------.
10. Puerto Plata---------------------
11. Saman_ -----------------------
12. Sanchez ---------------
13. Villa Elfas Pifia_----------------


$57, 504. 76

2, 455. 81
2, 721. 40
18, 727. 21
681. 00
1, 975. 00
854. 00
6, 462. 30
2, 361. 85
6, 608. 84
1, 846.10
1, 532. 37
1, 948. 90


14. Refunds of duties collected in excess------------------
15. Exchange on funds transmitted --- --------------
16. Disbursed as per special authority of the Government ----
17. Accrued liability general fund disbursements ---------
18. Accrued liability retirement fund disbursements ------ ---
Paid to the Dominican Government:
Account 1937 revenues -------------------------------
Final settlement of unexpended balance of 5 per-
cent for 1936 ---------------------------- 5, 560. 23
Account unexpended balance of 5 percent for 1937- 15, 000. 00

Amounts retained in accordance with letter from the Secretary
of the Treasury:
No. 13178, dated Nov. 19, 1936----------------------
No. 14012, dated Dec. 3, 1936--------------------
Balances on hand, Dec. 31, 1937:
To credit of the accrued liability general fund----- _-
To credit of the accrued liability retirement fund------
To credit of the 5 percent convention account--------
To credit of the Dominican Government ----------------


$105, 679. 54
2, 005. 47
3, 629. 27
26, 278. 79
5, 283. 51
6, 851. 17

1, 728, 767. 51



20, 560. 23


73, 443. 32
75, 900. 00

5, 751. 63
32, 503. 65
7, 024. 70
4, 354. 32

3, 054, 853. 23


SCHEDULE NO. 4.-Consolidation of the accounts current of deputy receivers, rendered
monthly to the general receiver, during the thirty-first fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec.
31,1937
DEBIT

Balances in transit to the general receiver, Dec. 31, 1936 --------- $12, 063. 49
Gross collections from all sources, all ports -- ----------------- 2, 914, 615. 68
Provisional receipts pending cancelation as of Dec. 31, 1937------- 119, 817. 00

Total---------------------------------------------- 3, 046, 496. 17







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SCHEDULE No. 4.-Consolidation of nhe accounts current of deputy receivers, rendered
monthly to the general receiver, during the thirty-first fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec.
31, 1937--Continued
CREDIT
Customs remittances to the general receiver ----------------__ $2, 937, 688. 30
Personal fees refunded by deputy receivers ---------_---_--.__ 11,006. 95
Provisional receipts pending cancelation on Dec. 31, 1936, canceled
during 1937 ------------------------------------------ 82, 939. 00
Balances in transit, as per accounts current of deputy receivers,
Dec. 31, 1937 --------------------------------------. 14,861.92
Total _-- ......------ ----------------- ...- 3, 046, 496. 17
SCHEDULE NO. 5.-Statistical returns-Consolidation of statements of receipts and
expenditures submitted monthly by the general receiver during the thirty-first
fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
COLLECTIONS
Gross revenues ----------------------------.....--....... $2, 914, 615. 68
Derived from the following sources:
Import duties------------------------ $2, 883,112.93
Storage charges-__--------------------__ 18, 308.46
Fines___---- ------------------------- 1,780.78
Public sales----------------------------- 406. 56
Personal service fees--------------------- 11,006. 95
2, 914, 615. 68
DISBURSEMENTS
For administration expense, paid from the 5 percent
allowed by the convention, as follows:
Salaries:
Office of the General Receiver----------- $31, 328. 02
Special Inspectors ----------------- 6,000.00
Outside Employees--------------------- 3,864. 00
Purchasing Agent Office, New York ------ 450. 00
Customhouses:
Azua---------------------------- 1,800.00
Barahona ------------------------ 2,400.00
Ciudad Trujillo ----------------- 17, 145. 75
Dajab6n-_._--------._-------- --- 600.00
La Romana --------------------- 1,500. 00
Las Lajas ------------------------ 780.00
Macoris-------------------------- 5,700.00
Monte Cristi -------------------- 1,800.00
Puerto Plata-------------- ------- 5,530.00
Saman_ ---------------------- 1,800.00
Sdnchez ----------- ----------- 1,200.00
Villa Elias Pifa-------------------- 1, 860.00
Allowance in lieu of quarters ----------- 6, 425. 00
Supplies and uniforms ---------------------- 6,484. 32
Printing and binding ---------------------- 1,718. 47
Traveling expenses--------------- 700.01
Repairs and maintenance of buildings and
grounds -------------------------------- 1,534. 55
Motor-transportation expense ---------------- 639. 27
Miscellaneous expenses--------------------- 4.420. 15
$105, 679. 54
Percentage cost of collection, 3.63.









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SCHEDULE No. 6.-Statement showing gross collections, by months and sources,
thirty-first fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937, and comparison of totals for
the previous year


Month Im rt Miscellaneous Personal Total
Month Import customs col service fees Total
duties lectio service


January ------------------------ $218, 176.87 $1,209. 61 $1, 045.95 $220, 432.43
February_ ---------------------------------- 219, 062. 57 967. 03 907.85 220,937. 45
March ---------------- 270, 470. 28 1, 153.86 895. 25 272, 519. 39
April ----------------------------------- 266, 189. 23 781.94 1, 207. 55 268, 178. 72
May .----------- ---------------- 274, 660.40 1,167.65 1,024.90 276,852.95
June .---------------------------------- 239,130. 69 1, 141.14 884.05 241, 155.88
July 281,284. 34 1,388.32 832.00 283, 504.66
August -------------------235, 311.01 1, 975. 79 1,051.15 238,337.95
September ....------ -- ..--... ---- 191,862. 91 2, 175. 43 927. 50 194,965.84
October ...------- ------------ 220,968.65 2,543.16 743.05 224,254.86
November ..------------------------------ 221,922. 58 3, 350. 65 775. 50 226, 048. 73
December ...-----.------------------.... 244,073.40 2,641. 22 712. 20 247,426.82

Total ----- ..---- ------------ 2,883,112.93 20,495.80 11,006.95 2,914,615.68
Year 1936.----......-----------------------. 2,843, 619. 53 24, 600.34 10,569.20 2,878, 789.07

Increase, 1937---...------.--------.- ---- 39,493.40- 437. 75 35, 826.61
Decrease, 1937...-------... --------------- -. ------- 4,104.54 -- -


SCHEDULE No. 7.-Statement showing collections, by ports and sources during the
thirty-first fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Miscellaneous
orts Import neous Pesonal Total
orts duties tom col- service fees
elections


Azua................. -------------------- $17, 052.35 $87.63 $496.60 $17,636. 58
Barahona -......-- -- --.- 14,873.62 152. 70 509.30 15, 535. 62
Ciudad Trujillo--...... --- ------------ 1, 911,618.85 11,989. 45 3, 365. 85 1, 926,974. 15
Dajab6n ---. .......----- - 72.30 5.76 78.06
La Romana ---..... ..------------ ----.. 73,477.55 92.00 1,429.25 74,998.80
Las Lajas .-----. ......-- -----------.------. 125.51 .91 ..------- 126.42
Macorfs..-- ----- ------------------ 431,904.80 1,500.66 2,651.50 436,056.96
Monte Cristi_. ...------ -------------.. -- 3, 046. 77 19.32 138. 30 3, 204.39
Puerto Plata.--......--.. ..---------------.. 409,964.00 6, 519. 75 2, 022.15 418, 505.90
SamanB ..------------ ----------------- 1,526.35 4.00 1, 530. 35
SAnchez-................--.-- ....- ------- 19,370.07 93.33 394.00 19,857.40
Villa Elias Pifia-....--..--...-.... .---------. 80.76 30.29 --- ------- 111.05

Total---... ----................------- 2,883,112.93 20,495.80 11,006.95 2,914,61. 68


SCHEDULE No. 8.-Statement of gross collections, thirty-first fiscal period, Jan. 1 to
Dec. 31, 1937, showing increases and decreases by ports


Ports


Azua--...---------------------.----.------
Barahona ------------------
Ciudad Trujillo -------------
Dajab6n ...... ............------------
La Romana_ -- ---
Las Lajas ------------------------------------
Macors -------------------------------------
Monte Cristi ------------------------------
Puerto Plata ........----------
Saman --------------------------------------
Snnchez.-----------------------------
Villa Ellas Pifia --------------.. ..... .

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


Gross collections, Jan. 1 to
Dec. 31


$14, 991.31
21,695.80
1,713,846.55
89.37
75, 844. 41
59. 18
495, 584. 17
8, 040.85
531,405.50
1,453.31
15, 653.38
125. 24


2, 878, 789.07


Net increase..-----------------------..--------


$17, 636. 58
15,535.62
1, 926, 974. 15
78.06
74,998.80
162.42
436, 056.96
3,204.39
418, 505.90
1, 530. 35
19, 857. 40
111. 05


2,914,615.68


2, 914, 615.68
2,878, 789. 07

35, 826.61


Increase




$2, 645. 27
-------------
213, 127. 60
----------

67. 24

--------------
77. 04
4, 204. 02
---------0 1.


Decrease




$6,160. 18

11.31
845.61
59,527.21
4,836.46
112,899.60

14.19


184,294.56


220,121.17
184, 294. 56

35,826.61








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SCHEDULE NO. 9.-Statement showing amounts paid direct, by months, to the
Dominican Government, from its customs revenue, during the thirty-first fiscal
period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937, and recapitulation by years of payments to the
Government since the establishment of the receivership, Apr. 1, 1905, to Dec. 31,
1937

Month Amount paid Month Amount paid


January.-................... ----- $52,327.74 August.............-------------- $156,000.00
February....----------------------- 139,000.00 September....------------------- 104,000.00
March.. .............------------ 320,343.32 October----..--. --. ..-- -------- 129,000.00
April-.--------------------..----- 201,000.00 November... --- ..---------------. 149,000.00
May ----- ------------------ 184,000.00 December..----..---- -------. --- 154,000.00
June. ---- ---------------- 129,000.00
July..................--------------- 181,000.00 Total-...----..-- .......- ---- 1,898,671.06

RECAPITULATION


Year Total pay- Monthly Year Total pay- Monthly
ments average ments average

1905 (9 months)...------. $718,024.08 $79,780.45 1923-.---..- -----. $1, 275,000.00 $106, 250.00
1906 ----------------- 1, 346,246.69 112, 187.22 1924 ---------- 1,265,000.00 105,416.66
1907----... ------------ 1,346,450. 12 112, 204.17 1925...--------.. -- 1,449,000.00 120, 750. 00
1908 -------------.--- 1, 668, 017. 53 139, 001. 46 1926 1 --- -- 1,822,336.19 151,861.34
1909------- -------- 1,586,742.00 132,228.50 1927.----------------- 4, 513, 500.00 376,125.00)
1910 ----------- 1,633,227.60 136, 102.30 1928---------- 3,711, 00. 00 309, 250.00
1911 ----------- 1, 931, 000.00 160,916.67 1929 ---- -------- 3,461,814.92 288,484.57
1912...- ------ ---- 2, 028,600.00 169,050.00 1930.... --------- 848,870.86 70,739.23
1913---.....--.-----. 1,678,944.22 139,912.02 1931 2- -- 545,430.34 45,452.52
1914....- -----------. 1,172, 553. 59 97,712.80 1932 2. -- 2, 455, 478. 00 204,623.16
1915.------------------ 1,646,090.08 137,174.17 1933 2 -- 2, 729, 319. 00 227,443.25
1916.......----------- 1, 678,282.55 139,856.88 1934 12 -- -- 2,707,429.00 225,619.08:
1917-.......---------- 2, 455,783. 75 204,648.64 1935 ----1 1,714,371.13 142,864.26.
1918. ------------------ 2, 068, 973. 84 172,414.49 1936 1 ----- 1,725,460.22 143,788.35
1919 ---... ..---- ------ 1, 628,346.91 135,695.57 1937 1--- - 1,898,671.06 158,222. 59
1920 -----------.--- 1,822,357. 75 151,863.14
1921-...------ ---- -- 354,119.46 29,509.95 Total-------.......... 59,931,336.72
1922------------------ 1,044,895.83 87,074.65

1 Including payments account unexpended balance of 5 percent, accumulated at the end of this year.
2 Includes amounts taken by the special emergency agent. For details see annual reports of the years
concerned.
NoTE.-Yearly average $1,829,964.47.

SCHEDULE NO. 10.-Statement showing the gross collections and cost of collection
per dollar, thirty-first fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Ports Gross collec- Totl e s Cost of collec-
tions eee tion per dollar


Azua..-------.. --.......------------ .------------------.. $17,636.58 $2,45. 81 $0.1393
Barahona --------------------------------- ----- 15, 535. 62 2,721.40 .1751
Cidad Trujillo---------------------- 1, 926, 974.15 18, 727. 21 .0097
Dajab6n --- ----------------------- 78.06 681.00 8.7240
La Romana -.........----------- --------------- ----..- 74, 998. 80 1,975. 00 .0263
LasLajas----------------- ----------------------- 126.42 854.00 6.7552
Macoris....-------------. ---------------------- 436,056.96 6,462.30 .0148
Monte Cristi.. ---------------------------------- 3,204.39 2,361. 85 .7370
Puerto Plata ........----- .--------------------. 418, 505.90 6, 608.84 .0157
Saman ....--......--- ...... ..- --------------------- 1,530. 35 1,846.10 1.2063
Sanchez ..- ............ ..........------------------ ----- 19, 857.40 1,532.37 .0771
Villa Ellas Pifia.---....-- ------ ------------ ----- - 111.05 1, 948. 90 17. 5497
Total----...-------------------- ----------- 2,914,615.68 48,174.78








44 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

SCHEDULE NO. 11.-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, thirty-first fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937

Percentage Cost of
Relative rank based upon total of total Relative rank based upon cost of colltion
revenue collected revenue collection per dollar
collected per dollar
collected

1. Ciudad Trujillo---.. ------- 66.114 1. Ciudad Trujillo......------ ----- $0.0097
2. Macoris ---------------- 14.961 2. Macorls ----------- --------- .0148
3. Puerto Plata ------------- 14.359 3. Puerto Plata .--- .....--- -------- .0157
4. La Romana -------- ---------- 2. 573 4. La Romana --.. ------------ .0263
5. Sanchez --.--- 681 5. Sanchez_ -- ------------- .0771
6. Azua...-------------.. ----------- .605 6. Azua ....---------. .1393
7. Barahona---------------------- .533 7. Barahona----------------------- .1751
8. Monte Cristi -.--------- .110 8. Monte Cristi --------- 7370
9. Saman .-------------- -053 9. Saman ------------ 1.2063
10. Las Lajas ----------004 10. Las Lajas.----------- 6.7552
11. Villa Elias Pifia ------ ------ .004 11. Dajab6n --- ------------ 8.7240
12. Dajabn ------------------------- .003 12. Villa Elias Pifia -..---.. --------. 17.5497


SCHEDULE No. 12.-Statement showing additional amounts collected from and
amounts refunded to importers, on account of differences in the original liquida-
tion of duties, thirty-first fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937, compared wzth
same period 1936


Ports


Azua -..------ ----------
Barahona-------------
Ciudad Trujillo --- ..---
Frontier------ -----------
La Romana -----------------
Macoris ----------
Monte Cristi _............
Puerto Plata -.......
Saman5-. -------------------
Sanchez ---------------------
TotaL....-- ...---------


Involving short collections


Involving refunds


Number of Amounts col- Number of Amounts refunded
items elected items

1936 1937 1936 1937 1936 1937 1936 1937

1 6 $10.03 $24.28 .-- 4 ...... $6.41
9 5 43.18 25.44 6 6 $9.52 36.74
118 104 584. 27 958.00 82 103 2,461.78 1,175.63
1 ----- ----- 3.75
13 10 92. 24 144. 48 15 15 176.17 103.18
24 37 62.71 220.33 18 38 209.94 272.66
1 3 .78 19. 56 2 2 3.78 6.83
10 44 49.09 225. 76 13 21 659.41 288. 57
2 1 7.13 4.75 .. 2--------. 3.64
1 6 3.55 43.85 3 3 24.10 108.06


852.98 1,666.45


195 3,544.70


2,005.47


Analysis for 1937
Amounts collected:
(a) Differences found upon revision and audit of customs declara-
tions (errors in calculation and assessment)------------- $1, 666. 45

- Amounts refunded:
(a) Account of errors in calculation and assessment----- --- 1, 248. 34
(b) Account of duties originally collected on short-landed cargo__ 307. 30
(c) Account of damaged merchandise __----------------- 39. 36
(d) Account of drawbacks---------------------------------- 306. 34
(e) Account of errors in value------------------------------- 74. 13
(f) Account of condoned fines------------------------------- 30. 00

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SCHEDULE No. 13.-Statement of accrued liability, Dominican customs receivership,
as of Dec. 31, 1937
(A) GENERAL FUND
Per account of 1937 budget, item numbers:
11. Salary ------------------------------------150.00
76. Supplies and uniforms-------------------------- 515.68
78. Traveling expenses --------------------------- 212.87
79. Repair and maintenance of buildings and grounds._ .35
80. Motor transportation------------------------- 37.70
81. Miscellaneous------------------------------- 240.37
Per account special authority: $1,156.97
Letter, Chief, Bureau of Insular Affairs: July 15, 1935, office
furniture, port of Ciudad Trujillo------------------------ 1, 500. 00
Per account general leave regulations: Accrued leave and travel allow-
ances .-- ------------------------------------------ 6, 972.00

Total--------------------------------------------- 9, 628. 97
Funds available for--
Accrued liability fund-------------------------- 5, 751. 63
5-percent convention account (part only-re remain-
der, see schedule No. 14) -------------------- 3, 877. 34
9,628.97

Balance on hand, Jan. 1, 1937 --------------------------- 7, 538. 23
Transferred, Jan. 20, 1937, from the 5-percent convention
account ------------ --------------------------------- 3,496. 91
11,035. 14
Disbursements, 1937------------------------------------ 5,283.51

Balance on hand, Dec. 31, 1937--------------------------- 5, 751. 63
(B) RETIREMENT FUND
Balance on hand, Dec. 31, 1936-------------------------------- $6, 500. 34
Accrued interest on bank deposits received in 1937:
Second half 1936------------------------------- $36.32
First half 1937-------------------------------- 40. 69
77.01
Interest of coupons on $12,000 par value Dominican bonds purchased
for the retirement fund, less expenses for modification and extension
of these bonds --__ ---------------------------------------- 620.64
Transferred from the 5-percent convention account in 1937:
Balance pending for 1935----------------------- $2, 156. 83
For 1936---------------------- ------------- 10,000.00
For 1937------------------------------------- 20,000. 00
-- 32, 156. 83

39,354 82
Disbursements, 1937------------------------------------- 6, 851. 17

Balance, Dec. 31, 1937---------------------------------. 32,503.65
Demonstration of balance:
On deposit-..------------------------------- 22,675. 76
In Dominican bonds, par value $12,000------------ 9, 827. 89
32,503. 65







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SCHEDULE NO. 14.-Statement showing the final disposition of excess balances on
hand, Dec. 31, 1937
[NOTE.-The actual distribution of these balances was not effected until Jan. 27,1938, but is demonstrated
herewith for clarity]

Balances on hand, Dec. 31, 1937:
Accrued liability (1936-37)------------------------------ $5, 751. 63
5-percent convention account ---------------------------- 7, 024. 70

12, 776. 33

Disposition:
Accrued liability (1936-37): To accrued liability (1937-38) .--- 5, 751. 63
5-percent convention account:
To complete accrued liability (1937-38)-------- $3, 877. 34
Remainder paid to the Government------------ 3, 147. 36
7, 024. 70

12, 776. 33











APPENDIX B

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COLLECTIONS, EXPENDITURES,
AND DISPOSITION OF FUNDS

SCHEDULE No. 1.-Recapitulation of all financial transactions of the Dominican
customs receivership from its commencement, Apr. 1, 1905, to Dec. 31, 1937

COLLECTIONS AND RECEIPTS
Gross collections from all sources------------------------ $124, 339, 847. 75

OTHER RECEIPTS


Miscellaneous receipts, office of the general receiver:
(a) Interest, sales, etc-------------------------------
(b) Refunds by special emergency agent of
amounts taken from customs revenue:
1931-------------- $16,000.00
1932-----------------------__ 387, 868. 12
1933---------------------_-- 440, 000. 00
1934 -------------------------- 475, 387. 50


308, 211. 28


1, 319, 255. 62
(c) Other miscellaneous receipts (transfers, credits, etc.,
as detailed in schedule 2, annual reports 1922 and
1926) -------------------------------------. 599, 948. 44
Provisional receipts pending cancelation as of Dec. 31, 1937___ 119, 817. 00

Gross collections and other receipts ---------------- 126, 687, 080. 09

EXPENDITURES AND DISPOSITIONS


1. Customs expenses proper, including expenses of the re-
ceivership_ __------------__ --_---____
2. Transmitted to the fiscal agent under the modus vivendi__
3. Transmitted to the Guaranty Trust Co. of New York for
service of the $20,000,000 loan, 1908---.-------_-
4. Transmitted to the National City Bank of New York, for
service of the $1,500,000 loan of 1912_ ---- ---
5. Deposited with the International Banking Corporation for
credit of the "Dominican Republic 5-percent bond issue
of 1918" ($4,161,300)--------------- _----_-_-._
6. Transmitted to the Equitable Trust Co. of New York for
service of the $2,500,000 loan of 1921 (liquidated with
proceeds of 1922 loan) -------------------------
7. Transmitted to Lee, Higginson & Co., New York:
For service of the $10,000,000 loan 1922-26-----
For service of the $10,000,000 loan 1926-26-----
8. Transmitted to the Guaranty Trust Co. of New York:
For service of the $10,000,000 loan 1922-26 --------
For service of the $10,000,000 loan 1926-26_----
For amortization of bonds--------------------
9. Paid to the Dominican Government, accrued revenue-----
10. Paid to the Dominican Government, accumulated balance
of the 5-percent allowance -------------__-_ ____-
54741-38- 4


$5, 448, 558. 01
4, 086, 651. 92

31, 366, 608. 18

1, 746, 806. 50


4, 746, 213. 45


428, 125. 00

6, 988, 131. 56
3, 751, 650. 94

2, 417, 050. 01
1, 580, 100. 00
244, 387. 50
52, 224, 541. 23

94, 139. 15







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SCHEDULE No. 1.-Recapitulation of all financial transactions of the Dominican
customs receivership from its commencement, Apr. 1, 1905, to Dec. 31, 1937-Con.

EXPENDITURES AND DISPOSITIONS-continued


11. Paid to the National Treasurer, net balance of pilot fees
collected from January to November 1932 ___________
12. Taken by the special emergency agent of the Dominican
Government, from Oct. 26, 1931, to Aug. 31, 1934 --..
13. Paid to the Dominican Government, convention fund - -
14. Paid on account of wharf and harbor concessions ..-----
15. Morris, Milbourn, and Thurston settlements_____--
16. Maintenance of customs and frontier guard (discontinued
as a receivership dependency July 1908) --------
17. Expenses of frontier customs service, inaugurated October
1912 -----_-----------------_
18. Establishment and operation, revenue-cutter service --- --
19. Segregated as internal revenue (discontinued after February
1908)--------------------------
20. Segregated for the municipal surtax___________
21. Segregated in excess during 1917 to the unexpended balance
of the 5-percent allowance fund, transferred to the
Dominican Government -_-___-----_--_-----------_
22. Segregated in excess for the National City Bank of New
York, transferred to the Dominican Government ------
23. Unearned interest erroneously credited to the Guaranty
Trust Co. of New York ---------------------------
24. Transferred from 5-percent convention account to general
account, over expense of March and September 1934,
and of February, July, August, September, October,
and November 1935, and readjustment of the account
in March 1934------------------------
25. Canceled checks reissued----------------
26. Refunds, art. 10, tariff_----------------
27. Refunds, art. 180, customs law------------
28. Refunds of duties collected in excess -----_-----------.
29. Personal fees refunded by deputy receivers -------__----
30. Exchange on funds transmitted ---------------
31. Paid for account of the Dominican Government in accord-
ance with special authority thereof -_---------
32. Unexpended balance of the 5-percent allowance disburse-
ments -----------------------------
33. Accrued liability general fund disbursements ------
34. Accrued liability retirement fund disbursements --------
35. 5-percent building fund disbursements (1931 to February
1932) ------------------------------ -
36. 5-percent convention account disbursements (1932-34) .--
37. Balances on hand Dec. 31, 1937:
To credit of the accrued liability general fund ------
To credit of the accrued liability retirement fund ---
To credit of the 5-percent convention fund -------
To credit of the Dominican Government -----------
In transit, as per accounts current of deputy receivers, Dec.
31, 1937 ----- ------- ---------


Total------------------ ------------------- 126, 687, 080. 09


$39, 868. 12

7, 612, 656. 34
401, 928. 35
171, 973. 48
15, 300. 00

146, 674. 84

150, 862. 51
456, 759. 94

174, 495. 73
23, 588. 96


425. 60

193. 50

1, 265. 55




12, 207. 95
3, 790. 03
69, 841. 22
29, 027. 56
188, 167. 06
839, 447. 03
223, 895. 10

340, 766. 32

507,247. 66
66, 382. 76
8, 228. 36

3,284. 97
11, 341. 48

5, 751. 63
32, 503. 65
7, 024. 70
4, 354. 32

14, 861. 92























APPENDIX C


[Values in United States currency]




SUMMARY OF COMMERCE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, FOR 1937


TRADE STATISTICS FOR 1937 WITH TABULATED STATEMENTS


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country

Quantity Value Quantity Value


Agricultural machinery, tools and implements:
United States.-- -------------
Puerto Rico... ..........---- ---............
United Kingdom:
England -------------------...............................---------------
Scotland--- --------------
France ..................................---------------------
Germany ......- .......................
Italy.... ..........----- .................
Spain.. --------------.......................
Netherlands ........-------------
Denmark ..------------------------ --....
Haiti -----------------------------
Canada-..... ............------------
Belgium ---.- --------------
Sweden --------------------------------.
Japan---.....-- ....------............
Austria.... ................-----------

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


Animals:
United States-- ..........-------------
Puerto Rico -...........................-------------------------
Cuba...---------
Italy-.......__________.....--..------------
Spain --..-...........................
Canada ----------.....................................------------

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

Books and other printed matter:
United States.... ----------------..
Puerto Rico ... --------------------
Cuba..... .... ..................
United Kingdom:
England .-------------------..........................
Scotland---- -------------------..
France -- ..... .-------------
Germany ----------------------........................
Italy ----.. .........................
Spain-- .-. --------------.
Netherlands -..-. ... -----
Denmark---- --------------------
Haiti ------------------
Canada--------------------------------------
Dutch West Indies ........---------
Switzerland .---------------------
British West Indies .......------------
Belgium---.----- ------------------
Mexico ....-..................------------
Argentina.....------------.................
Sweden.. ----------........................


$58,129 .---
42---

37,729---...---
96---
5
5 .............-----
58,922 .......

275 -------

661 ------
2 -----------
169-------
84-------
1,738-------
41--
39 ---


$81,497
52

38, 442
2,238
161
93,778
1,421

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19
45


..- 157,937 -- ------- 217,863


Number Number
775 2,671 626 33,057
119 148 43 2,083
28 30 87 98
......----- 4 4
53 5,399 70 147
---.............. 1 3

975 8,248 831 35,392


22,743
79
996

2, 262
68
1,120
966
35
1, 297
90
11
35
191
25
158
20
123
16
17
19


21, 591
858
7, 479

769
13
1,927
1,736
200
2,126
62
211
17
57
8
88
29

3
18
16


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SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Article and country


Books and other printed matter-Continued.
China --- ---------------------------------
Japan .-------------------------------
Czechoslovakia -----.. -------------..
Guatemala---------------------------
Venezuela----------------------------
Colombia-----------------------------------
Austria---------- -----------------
Brazil .----- ------------------
Costa Rica ........---------------------------.

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

Cars, carriages, and other vehicles:
Aeroplanes, dirigible balloons and boats of all
kinds and parts of:
United States....-----------
Puerto Rico .. -----------
Haiti ---------------------------

Total---------------------------

Automobiles:
United States-----------..... -----------
Germany ...--------- -----------
Spain ..... ---------

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

Bicycles and motorcycles:
United States---...... ---
Puerto Rico. -------------------
United Kingdom: England--------------.
France --...------------------------
Germany. --------------
Italy -----------------------------
Dutch West Indies.......................
Belgium--- --------------
Belgium...............................
Sweden -----------------------
Japan................................
Japan -.-------- -------------
French West Indies.....------------
Venezuela .....................----------

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

Railway and tram cars and parts of:
United States -----------
United Kingdom:
England-------------------------------
Scotland ............................-------------
Belgium......----------------...................

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

Trucks:
United States--.------... -------------.
France----------- ----------------
Germany---------- ------------

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

All other:
United States.. -- --------- -----
Puerto Rico ..............------------------
Cuba --......-------------
United Kingdom: England. ----------
France -------------...-----------
Germany..-------------
Spain -------------------------------
Belgium ...............................
Sweden-..- .-------------
Japan __..........------......... --------

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


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936


Quantity


Number

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Value


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Quantity


Number

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


Value


--------
$31
394

22
5
10
1
195


.------ 30,560 37,866



3,745 -------- 14,922
150 ----- ....
------- 75 -..... ......

-- 3,970 ------------- 14,922

325 233, 039 425 293, 666
-------- 4 2,273
1 580 ----- ......

326 233,619 429 295,939


50 1,984 62 5,874
1 15 1 30
107 1,755 307 5,874
-- ------6 82
135 7,281 108 4,636
---.--- - 24 403
-----................. 1 10
9 180 4 40
- --- ----.....- 1 36
55 288 162 1,543
1 20
------ ... ........... 1 21

357 11,503 678 18,569


5---- ,928 -------- ---- 7,824

-------- ----- --------- 68
-172------------------.i95
.... ... 172 ...........
----.......... 105 ..-------..... 190

-- 6,205 --- _------- 8,082

171 117,040 226 157,880
1 537 ----.. ............
3 2,850 1 360

175 120,427 227 158,240


41------ 41, 653 ---- 68,743
- 371 ---------- --- 217
---- 2 ---........ 16
354 -------.- 139
-- 217 ---------- 116
------- 39 ------1,862
-------- 22 ........- ........
------........18 .............. ...
----- 4 -------.............. -..
- 793 ------------. 313

43,829 -------------- 71,406










REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Repulic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued



Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937

Article and country

Quantity Value Quantity Value


Cement:
United States...-------... ...------------------
Cuba......-----------.. -------------------..
United Kingdom: England--....------.....
Germany ..----------------. ----------.
Denmark-... .-.----------------------
Belgium.......------------- ---------------.

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

Chemical and pharmaceutical products:
Barks, beans, bulbs, fruits, flowers, grains,
seeds, juice, extracts, oils, starch and feculae,
and all other vegetable products for pharma-
ceutical uses:
United States __----- ........------------
Puerto Rico -..---......----- ...-----------
Cuba..-----.......----.. ----------------.
United Kingdom:
England....-------....---------------
Scotland ...-----------------------
France ...----------------------..-----
Germany.....-- ...-------- -----------
Italyh W t I .................---------------
Spain ----------............------------------
Netherlands-----------------------
Haiti----------------------------
Canadao---.-----...-..-. -----------------
Switzerlandtina ---------- ------. ------
British West Indies ---.................
Belgium.............----------------
British India-----------------
MexicoHunga----------r-----------------
Argentinal.........--------- -------------
Norwaye Afri----.. --.. ----------------...
China _.. ----------- ---------------
Japan --------------------------------
Dutch East Indiesa.------ ------------
Chile ---------------------------
Hungary-- ----------------------
Guatemala-----------------------------
French Africa------------------------
Ceylon .....................................
British East Africa------------------
British South Africa -....------......
Hejaz, Arabia, and Mesopotamia--------.
Iran .--------- --------------------
Egypt ...... -----------------
Philippine Islands-----------------------
Paraguay _---------------- ---------
British East Indies-..--------------------.
Finland --------------------------

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

Caustic soda, tallow and greases for manufac-
ture of soap:
United States ----------------------
Puerto Rico--.. --..- ----------------
United Kingdom: England-..--....------
Germany -------------------------
Netherlands -----------------------
Canada .---- .....-----------------------
Uruguay ---------...------....................-------....
Argentina .-------------------------
Norway -------.. --------------------
China ----------------------------------
Japan ...---------------------------
Brazil ---...--.....-----------...............-------------
New Zealand----------------------
Australia ......-----------------
Ceylon __.. ....-----------------

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


Kilos
298,891
--------------
4,498
23,476, 362
1,027, 200
179,000


$3, 593
------------
75
108, 614
4, 251
1,087


Kilos
382,049
94,600
27,017
30, 997, 680
1,124, 000
212, 600


24,985, 951 117, 620 32, 837, 846


18,934 --
9---
10 ------------


7,702
10
579
1, 705
16
64
8,740
3
141

481
50
85
10
3

289
51
667
9
150
2
12
23, 582
123
22
23
195
12
547


$5,479
1,100
440
145,455
5,280
923

158,677







16,806
50
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7,419
9
527
1,581
179
38
10, 280
9
120
2

285
44
----.--------
26
435
284
303
464

49
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19, 735
285
12

60
19

3
307
351


.............. 64, 226 5.9,682



678,492 57,924 335, 258 21,032
40,866 4,587 4,641 538
36,482 3,032 118, 648 16, 469
26 12 104 44
37,716 3,465 15,364 1,475
5,482 644 161,815 19,570
--- ----- ------ 62,349 5,649
35,455 3,573 234,967 24,788
22,960 2,478 ..---------- ------
5,150 578 .-- ------
150, 896 8,874 214,659 16,183
109, 742 12, 599 105,392 12,010
110,483 12,143 100, 621 11, 514
220,692 22, 990 434,160 44, 744
---- -- 26 12

1,454,442 132, 899 1, 788, 004 174, 028


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52 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Article and country


Chemical and pharmaceutical products-Contd.
Cod-liver oil:
United States ......---- --. ..-.......--
Cuba ....--------------------------..-
United Kingdom: England-................
France ....--------------..............................
Germany--- --------------
Italy-..................................

Norway

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

Colophony, Burgundy, and vegetable pitch:
United States -..-..-..................
United Kingdom:
England ----------------------
Scotland ............................--
Germany---- -------------

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

Fish oil, tallow, spermaceti, wax, glycerine, and
all other animal products:
United States ---------..................--
Puerto Rico --.. .........-----------------
Cuba ---------------
United Kingdom:
England------- ----------------
Scotland--------- -----
France ........-------
Germany------------------
Italy --------------........ -
Spain ...--------. -----------.----
Netherlands -------
Denmark.. .....---------------
Haiti ----------------
Canada.---------------------------------
Switzerland -------------..
Belgium _------------
Argentina -------------
Norway -----------------
Japan--------...------..........................----

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

Quinine:
United States -.........................--
Cuba .........-------------........................
United Kingdom: England. -----
France --.....................----------------..
Germany -------------- ----------
Italy ----- ------- ---- -_..-
Netherlands ----.................---------------
Switzerland -------------
Japan ------------- ----------

Total ---------------------

Simple bodies, mineral, chemical and pharma-
ceutical products:
United States .....---------------
Puerto ERico -----------..
Cuba ....-- .....----------------
United Kingdom:
England -------- -------------
Scotland -------------.--------
France --_.- .....-------------.
Germany... -----------------.....
Italy ----... ---------.---.---.--
Spain ---------------- ...
Netherlands -------------.....
Denmark. ------.....
Haiti ...--------------...
Canada ----------------------------
Dutch West Indies -------.....-...
Switzerland.---------------..._--- ...---
British West Indies ------------


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936


Quantity



Kilos
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Value




$9, 283
8
2, 059
122
1,042
31
448

12,993


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Quantity Value


Kilos
......-...-..-
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.. -..-..- ...

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$11, 737

2, 676
222
296
28

1, 354

16, 313


337,701 18,925 281,788 23,942

4 1 ---- ...
S-.............. 3 1
63 9 .... ......... ......

337,768 18,935 281,791 23,943



----- 7,872 -------------- 9,294
..------ 5 .-------- 10
5 105
------ 5 ---------------- 196

403 -------------- 409
------- 3 ------------------
------- 246 --- 245
1,056 -------------- 883
-...------ --. --- ..... .29
5--- 01 .....-----. 20
-222 6..579
------- 8 ----------------579
----------- -----------------
85
32
------............. 2 ..... --.......--
108
771 ----- 500
2
2, 89 -------------- 3, 753
----------- -------- ---------- 8

----.. 13,860 --- ------ 16,067


.......... 6,721 ........ 8,183
------ 18 -------------------18



... ...- --------......... -94
---------- 5-----------3---8,
- 1,868. .. 93255
6150 ..5............. ,94
169 57
...5 5 .............. .......
----- 16, 323 ----------- ----------8 424

------ 16,323 -------------- 18,424


139, 040 ---
3,496---
5,221 -------

3,824
4------------
61,643------
43,054-----------
1,281 ..............
1,718-. ------
187 -------
1, 251
40 .....-- .
2,440
15-----------
1,936------
10-----------


189, 081
3,392
6,357

4,334
4
82, 229
64, 205
3,460
255
516
1, 388
140
1,978

2, 260
6










REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Article and country


Chemical and pharmaceutical products-Contd.
Simple bodies, mineral, etc.-Continued.
Belgium -----.-. .........................
British India--..---------------...
Mexico --..................- .. ............
Argentina---. ----........._ -----
Sweden ----................... ....._.....
China ---- .-----..........................
Japan ______.....-.-----
Czechoslovakia----...
Palestine and Syria ----.-. .. -----.. ----.
Dutch East Indies ---....- ----------
Austria ...-- ..- __ _- -. _..___.---...- -
French West Indies-----...........--......
Russia ---..... ....... .....- ..............
Brazil. __.. -----
French Africa--.. --------. .---.-
British East Africa---._-_ .- -.____
British South Africa.._----------.. _
Hungary--..........---...............---.
Uruguay ...-.................. ...- ....--
Egypt -.. _______.---------------------__
Yugoslavia, Albania and Fiume-...........
Peru -----------------------------------
Panama ---------.-.-------.... .-------_ _
Colombia--.... ----.............. ........_
Chile. ----------------.........
Hejaz, Arabia and Mesopotamia ........-
Venezuela-...-. -----
Greece -.- ------------------.-..
Iran --------.-.. .....-------.---


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


Therapeutic serum and vaccine virus:
United States..-....... ...- .......--
Puerto Rico... -------------..-..-
Cuba-.._-- ___....--------------
United Kingdom: England ----.--
France....---... .....----------
Germany --. ......................
Italy --------.-.... ---...... -- ...-
Spain ---............-------------------
Netherlands -------......--------
Denmark --..---------- ---------
Haiti.......--.----------------- --------
Canada_. --------
Switzerland .-............................
M exico .........................
Japan -..-...__._---------------
Austria-.....---- ----...--___----

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

All other:
United States -----------..
United Kingdom: England --------
France-- ------.........................---
Germany.-............ ---.................

Haiti........----------.....................----
Canada-. ----------.----
Sweden ...---...--------------------....
Japan ---........---- .----

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

Clocks and watches:
United States ............................
Puerto Rico ------------------------
Cuba -----... -------- --
United Kingdom: England. ----------------
France ............----------------........................
Germany_-..........- .....................
Italy-.............----------------
Spain................---------------.....................
Netherlands...--- ....-----------..............
Haiti.............-------------------.................


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Quantity Value





$154
35


.............. 104
---.......... 42
5,720

------------ 8--g
--- 107
6
.............. 6
---------- I
............. 12
1,879
7
-------............ 7
117
.---- 36
.............. 55
------............ 2
.----.-. 17
30
..-------... 30
---------- I


Quantity Value


273,493 --_.-


$65
47
92
16
264
105
3,087
46
39
239
16


1, 060
------------
------------
158
72
50




119
10
26
2
1
74

365, 202


---.----. 10, 550 -.-- 13,883
---- 184 --- --- 117
......-... 310 --. --_ 159
--- ----.-- 125 .. . ..
------...... 9, 687 11, 090
.------ 5,131 -------- 9, 158
-........------ -.. ........ ....--..... 101


173
. ------- ----- ----.-- 173
...-----..... 219 ...------ ----.. .
14- --------
.-------- 30 ------- 38
....------- ------ ----- 38

....----- -----. -..... 506

----------- 27,209 -------------- 36,348


-.--------. 10,082 -------------- 7,664
293 -------------- 601
-288.---------- 28 -- 338
------- 194 -------------- 463
............ 965 ......... 121
-------... .. --- ------ 7
...-- --- 3,257 --------------..... 2, 755
------ 647 -------------- 1,261
----- 621 -------------- 1,738

---------- 16,347 __---._- 14,895


5, 540
39
4
2
2
2,813
3
34
--..----.--


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


--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
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54 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Article and country


Clocks and watches-Continued.
Canada ---------- -------......................
Dutch West Indies ----- --
Switzerland------..... -- ----- -------
Virgin Islands -...-........................
British West Indies.........----- --.-----...
Belgium .................. ...........
Japan ....................................
Austria --- --------------
Venzeuela.....-----------------------...

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

Coal, coke briquettes and other fuels:
United States --...............................
United Kingdom: England.---..-...........-
Netherlands....... ..........................--
Dutch West Indies.... ... ......----- ..........
British West Indies .--.......------.........

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

Copper and alloys and manufactures of:
United States --------------
Puerto Rico---------------------------
Cuba ------------------
United Kingdom:
England ----------........... .....
Scotland ---------...........----....----------....
France ....-----.....................-------------
Germany ----------...........--------.......--.-------
Italy .................-------------------
Spain-----.------------------------
Netherlands.---------... -.-------------
Denmark ---------- --------
Haiti ------------------
Canada ----------------------------


Belgium_ ...----------------........
1aexicoi ...._ .. ... .......................
Mexico ------------------
Argentina ---.....---------------- .------
Sweden-...--..--.-------.....--- .-----
China------ ------------------------
Japan-------- -------------------------

Austria-..---..........----............
Venezuela---..........--------- -------



Cork and manufactures of:
United States.----............................
Puerto Rico..................................-----------------
Cuba.. ......................--.........
United Kingdom: England-----...-.......
France.....................................
Germanyte----..--...--.....------------------
Spain..............----------.................--------------
Canada-------- ----------------------
C uba ........................ . .



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

Cotton and manufactures:
Unmanufactured:
United States .......................-------------------....---
United Kingdom: England...............-
Haiti --...--------------------------
Japan----.---------- ------------------

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


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936


Quantity


Kilos
--------------



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


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Value I Quantity


$7
4
2, 237
10
1
47
60
48


Kilos
- - - - - -


- - - - - -

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


Value


$2, 397


42
129

5


............ 11,494 -...-.----- 11,010


132, 657 1, 725 134, 393 1, 929
4, 255, 660 20, 575 2,441, 380 13, 823
---.............. -... 4,410 36
-------....... .... 1,725 15
----.......... ... 2,116 15

4, 388,317 22,300 2, 584,024 15,818


-.......- 68,357 ------ 112,005
-.......--... 209 168
------.. 2 ------- 2,669

.......... 1,929 -------- 1,927
..--76 ....--------. 255
-......- 149 ---------- 319
-......... 2,897 ------- 4,382
26
--------. 1,243 ------- 157
......... 11 ------- 170
-....--------- ---------- - ------- 120
-.-.. ....... 7 32 ........- ...-- 1
...-51. ------------ 1,434
-----.............. --------------... ----.. ---
------ 2 -------------- 17
-- --......... 254 ------ ..... 373
----- I -------------- -------
------- 3 -----------------
-.-----.- 691 ---- 28
..... 25 ..----....... 5
..1,328 ---....----. 4,141
------ 8 ------ -- 162
1------ ------.... 67
-----........... ----- 11

77,828 --------- -- 128,437


---... .-- 977 ------....----- 1,813

------.--..... 2 ........-----. ------------
- ---- 5 .------ ----.. ---
------- 8 ... --.----... 26
---...-.------ 1 ------------ ------ -
-----........ 2,589 .------. 2,402
------------- 2 -----------------
-------------- 3 -------------- -.---------
------ 1,335 -------------- 1,777

----- 4,922 -------------- 6,020


S 6,928 -------------- 10,581
-----.. . 28
------ -------------- -------
.. ----- 2,538 .-------------- 2,277

----- 9,467 .-------------- 12,886








REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP 55


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1987, showing values and countries of origin in compariosn with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Cotton and manufactures-Continued.
Cloths:
Plain woven:
Bleached or unbleached:
United States......................
Puerto Rico .------------------
Cuba-------.---------------
United Kingdom: England-.....
France........-------------
Germany-..........................
Netherlands----.----....................-------
Denmark .........--.............-----------
Haiti --------------------
Canada .....................-------
Dutch West Indies .......-------
Switzerland -----.----.... ---------
Belgium....----.----------------.
Japan.------...........------------.
Austria-.....................---------------------
Brazil -------------------------

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

Dyed or printed:
United States .--------------------
Puerto Rico..-----.....---------------
Cuba.........-----------..............-------
United Kingdom: England .---------
France.....------------------------
Germany.-.........---..--------------
Netherlands..........................
Denmark..........---------........-----.....------
Haiti--......................---------------------
Canada.--------..-------....---............--.....----
Dutch West Indies-..--..-----.--------
Switzerland......---------.. ----------.
Mexico- --..- -----------------
Argentina ---....------...------------....
Japan...........................-------------------------
Austria ..............-----------------------
Brazil-------------------------


Lin. met.
339, 723
81
26
77,793
382
88
10
231
6
--------------

14, 897
1,019
4, 777, 403
193


$45, 862
9
2
6,585
21
16
2
43
1

2, 558
155
214, 459
59


5,211,852 269,772


913,026
165
9
267,449
137

697
21
37
6
25,499
--------------
5,059,162
269


Total.--....--...-..---- .----------- 6,266,477


Manufactured with dyed yarns:
United States.-........-------- -------.
Puerto Rico ----------...............
United Kingdom: England-...........
France.............................--------------------
Germany...----............----------.....---------
Haiti--------------------------------
Switzerland ------------------------..-
Sweden .....--_...--- .----------------
Japan ..............--------------....
French West Indies..........----------

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

Twilled or figured in the loom:
Bleached or unbleached:
United States...-- ... ---- ....---------
Puerto Rico......----------------------
United Kingdom:
England_ .------------.....-------
Ireland-------........................--------------......
France -------------------------.....................
Germany ------------........--........------------......
Italy -----------------------
Spain ------------------------ ---------
Dutch West Indies--.................
Switzerland.. ---.......................
Belgium--..-..----- .----------------
Japan---------------- ------ --
Brazil---------------.................................


417,251
8
2,186
---------------------------------

176

3, 871, 029
--------------


Lin. met.
438,416
137
---------------------------------------88,236
38, 236
107
554

----------

27
18
22,633
2,124
3,824,175
1,461

4,327,888


I I = I


102,759
15
6
21, 863
9

165
2
4
1
5,049
------------
251, 632
63


381, 568

49,168
1
345

2
85

184, 968
-----.----


915,602
48

258, 151
110
1,0900
8

-----------------------------------------32-
32
28,120
33
7
3,952,989


5,161,339


708,952

4,336
105
478


740
3,368,832
10


$48,242
27

4,089
13
68
------------
------------

2
1
3,706
323
212, 65
2-----------
403

269,439


121,172
9

28,166
20
338
1

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

4
5,381
5
3
243,541


399, 249


90,168

1,026
20
78

81
206, 387
1


4,290, 661 234,569 4,083, 453 297, 761


317,555 40,742 327,403 43,873
7 1 9 3

42,048 7,648 44, 891 12,095
7,426 1,965 5,868 1, 523
2 2 1,896 397
529 77 290 57
1,039 254 ------------ ---------
151 100 785 337
6 1
125 29 ------ -
-------.... 283 105
507, 876 44,470 47, 582 67,466
8,339 1,909 21, 538 5,003


Total.....---..................---------- 885,097 97,197 1,050, 551 130,860


-------- 5,-1-4---1 ---- ---- i6









56 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Article and country


Cotton and manufactures-Continued.
Twilled or figured in the loom-Continued.
Dyed or printed:
United States ...------------------
Puerto Rico ......-------- -----------
United Kingdom:
England-------------------..................
Ireland..-..............------------
France .....-----....----------------.............
Germany--------------------------
Spain---------.--------------------
Haiti .....--- ........ .---------.. ----
Canada-.....------------------------
Dutch West Indies-..-........--- .....
Switzerland ___--- _---......----------
Virgin Islands ..........----........---
Belgium.. -----------------------
Japan ----------------........................
Brazil .-------------------------
Venezuela ----------..........------------


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Quantity




Lin. met.
253, 282
45

167,872

20
85
---------3--
33
3
2
121
8


Value


$36, 774
7

34,981
.......... 7-
7
34
----------
6
1
1
58
1


405,621 36,012
6,669 1, 682
3 4


Total ............------------- 833, 764 109,568


Manufactured with dyed yarns:
United States. -----------
United Kingdom:
England ---- --------------
Ireland ----------------.....................
France------ ........ ..........-------
Germany..----------------------
Italy ---------------------
Spain ..
Dutch West Indies..----
Switzerland .------- --------------
Belgium -----------------------
Japan -------------------------
Brazil ------------------------

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


Alpargatas (sandals):
Spain ----------------------------

Blankets and blanket cloth:
United States .. ...------- .-------..---
Puerto Rico- ............-------------------
Netherlands -------------.............----------
Dutch West Indies ---..................
Belgium -------------------------
Japan ..--------------------------------...
Panama--------------------------

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

Clothing (except knit goods):
United States ---------..........-------------.............
Puerto Rico .......---------------------.. --
Cuba----- -..-----------------------------
United Kingdom: England.... -------
France.---------------------------------

Italy....-----------------------------
Spain --------- --------------------
Netherlands -----------------------------
Denmark _....-------------------------...
Haiti ..__....----------------
Canada -- --------------------------
Dutch West Indies- --------.--------------
Switzerland ---------------........................--
Virgin Islands --...----------------------
British West Indies-....... --------.
Belgium -------------- -----------
Mexico ---------------------------
Argentina ...-----.............---------
China .-------.. ------ .------------ ---
Japan... ...----------------------------


Quantity




Lin. met.
308,856
27

223,372
226
1, 505
2, 593
236


5

94
651,070
33,677


1, 221,661


Value


$48, 676
20

51,632
52
329
564
147


1

48
73,652
9,810


184, 931


939, 221 122, 700 800, 509 120, 644

12, 739 4,726 30, 223 8,245
1,748 386 9,714 2,034
5 1 203 50
572 92
10,477 2,435 2,396 401
6,970 3,440 11,085 5, 598
3 1 ------
18 10 ...--- .......
... .- - 925 310
3,286,300 223,408 3,010,081 241,625
2,250 656 47,333 8,160

4, 259, 731 357, 763 3,913,041 387,159

Pairs Pairs
111,144 12,278- -


Kilos Kilos
20,605 17,831 38,134 34,500
9 12 1 1
--------.. . ------ 3 1
--- - 5 3
4 4
21,732 10,702 29,128 15,938
461 277

42,346 28,545 67,736 50,724
- - - - I - - -1


23,593 ...-----
175 -----
87 ----
---- ---133 --------------
8 13-------------
7 ----------
7-----------
9-------------

34--------
23 ---
22
34-----------
31 -----------
I --------------
3 --------------
53----------


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


25, 667
186
31
250
47
7
8
------------
9
-------.----
7
4
20


33
2
4
1
7









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP 57


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country

Quantity Value Quantity Value


Cotton and manufactures-Continued.
Clothing-Continued.
Czechoslovakia---------------------------
Palestine and Syria------------------------
Venezuela----------------------------------
Austria.-------------------------------

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


Duck:
United States--- -------.----.__.--......
Spain -...---...------------.---.-------
Haiti ---------------------------
Japan ....-----------.....................

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


Handkerchiefs:
United States-------- -----
Puerto Rico--....- ---------------.
Cuba------------------
United Kingdom:
England-------------------------
England.............. ............
Ireland..............-----------------................
France------------------------------------
Germany -----------------
Italy ----------------------------------
Spain.. ------------
Netherlands----
Haiti -.......---------------------------
Dutch West Indies---.... --................
Switzerland-------------------
British West Indies....--- ----------
Argentina.......------------------.................---
Japan....-----------------
Czechoslovakia------------------- -------
Austria.. ---------
French West Indies_. --------------

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

Knit goods:
Shirts, jerseys, undershirts, and drawers:
United States ...----- -- -
Puerto Rico --- -----------
Cuba------ _____- -----------
United Kingdom: England------------
France.....---------------------------
Germany----------------------------
Italy------- -------------------
Spain --------------------------------
Haiti --------------.....................
Canada--------------------------------
Dutch West Indies-.------------------
British West Indies --....... _------.
Belgium -------------------------
Mexico--------------------------------
Argentina------------...------........................
China ........................------------...
Japan...............--------------------..................

Total ..... ............ _

Stockings and socks:
United States.----- ------
Puerto Rico... -----------
Cuba--- --.................
United Kingdom: England--....--....
France------------------------------
Germany----.--_____ --_----__....-_-
Italy.-- --------.-.---
Spain---------------------------
Haiti --------------
Dutch West Indies -... -........
Belgium -----------------------------
Mexico --.-- -----------..-....-------..


3---------.----- $ -----
--------- ----------
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - _ _ _ _


$71

1


--. ..-.... 24,638 ---------- 26,355


Lin. met. Lin. met.
8, 227 3, 486 7,133 3,326
300 170 ----------- --.----
50 15 -.---------- -----
9,333 1,329 4,565 935

17,910 5,000 11,698 4,261


Dozen Dozen
7,345 5,624 4,592 2,440
19 15 91 56
2 6 1 2

334 231 379 435
.. ..-------- --. ....... 20 23
8 9 4 3
87 80 58 74
------------ 1 1
2,441 2,779 220 212
53 45
10 13 1 1
.----- .. 2 2
1,874 1,071 133 120
1 2 3 6
-.......--- .......__ 1 1
7,975 1,586 15,025 2,518
893 368
163 89 32 15
--- .. ... 3 5

20, 259 11, 505 21,512 6,327



--6,157 ------------- 8,907
---- 21 -------- 23
33
.--.---- ....... ......- --. 33

90
-- --------- 7 ---....... 14
--------- -- .. ............---- 90
---------- 2 ------------ 2
----------.... 1 -.- ---- ...............
------------ 68 --------- 14
----- 1 ..-... -.... .............
-... ... .. 1 .-.-_ .. -- 9-- -


8 7
--- ------- ... ..-- ... - -.. 9
....------ ----.... .. --...-.. 239
------------. 8 -- .-.-------- 7
------------ ---------- ----------- 6
----------- -------- -...----------- 3
------- 48 -------------- 39
......------- 11, 656 ..- .-----... 4,591

-- -.. 17,970 ------------- 13,740


11,331
2
7
2
100
5,198
5,890
3,342
1
1
6


15,921
5
16
5
31
10,910
6,806
5,262
2
1
10
------------


9, 499
5
1
61
9
9,596
13, 604
200

1
2
1


13,598
9
9
119
68
21,363
20,315
333

2
5
1









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Cotton and manufactures-Continued.
Knit goods-Continued.
Stockings and socks-Continued.
Argentina..............----------------
China --- ----------
Japan --- ........---------------.....
French West Indies .....--------.

Total_ ......-----------------

All other:
United States ---------.....-------...--
Puerto Rico---...........--------------
Cuba--------...........---------------
France .....--------....--------...------
Germany--_ --...---------------
Spain..----...----..------..----------
British West Indies ------..--.-------
Belgium--------------------------
Japan-----------------------------

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


Pique:
United States...------.----------------
Japan...................--------------------

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

Table cloths and napkins:
United States ---------------------
Puerto Rico ----..-----------------------
Cuba __-- --------.--------------
United Kingdom: England..---
France _---------------- ..--------
Germany -------------------------
Spain ----------------
Canada ------------
Dutch West Indies ---------------------
Switzerland ---------------------
Belgium_ .------------------------------
Mexico .----------------------------------
Japan ------------------------------
French West Indies .---------------
British South Africa.--......----... -------

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

Yarns and manufactures of:
United States ...----------------------
Puerto Rico.---...------- -----------------
Cuba --------- ---------
United Kingdom:
England --------------------
Scotland .-------- -------------
Ireland ---------.. ---------------
France --------------------------------
Germany _..--..-----------------------
Spain -------- ------------
Netherlands.----------------------------
Canada ---------------------------------
Switzerland ----------------------------
Belgium -------.-------------------------
Japan--------.. --------------------------
Colombia .._..----------------------------

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

All other:
United States .....------------------------
Puerto Rico-...--. -------------------
Cuba .------------------------------
United Kingdom:
England.----------------------
Scotland.--------......-- .--- ----------
Ireland .--.------. -----------
France..........................----------
Germany ..-----------.. -------------


Dozen

4
54,996


32,986


Dozen
1
2
47,375
1


$1
2
34, 764
1


80,879 71,959 80,358 90, 90


.......... 1,087 ..- .------ 1,371
------ 10 ----- 2
----------- 1 --------.---------
30
---1- -1------- -
----.--------- 1 ------------ ------------
.------------- 1 ------------ ------------
-------------- 4 ..------------ ------... --
------- 7,486 -------------- 26,419

------- 8,591 ------- 27,822


Lin. met. Lin. met.
555 141 2,340 444
3,393 371 .. ........-..........

3,948 512 2,340 444


205 176 92 160
3 11 1 8
1 1
3 10 1 5
1 4 1 10
1 1 ----------- -------
37 170 134 268
1 4
1 4
1 1
---- 9 28
----- 3 2
8 8 100 367
1 1
------------- ------------ 1 4

259 384 346 859


.27,426 ---- 23,534
-- 18 -- 3
----- 6 ------- 1

804 -----.---.....--. 4,307
------- 105,908 ..- 109,630
70
9,313 ---- ------- 17,118
-------- 1,622 -- 652
- 442 ------------- 937
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- ----------- 5
-22 -..---- 29
-- ----- 102
104
------ -7,659 ----- --- 15,440


--------- 153,220 -- 171,933


83,646. -------
594 ------------
297 -----------

20,640-----------
4-------
5 -----------
3,892 --------
3,131 ---.-----


103,013
428
76

12,034
12
62
8,197
3,481


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

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










REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDLUE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country

Quantity Value Quantity Value


Cotton and manufactures-Continued.
All other-Continued.
Italy------------------
Spain ------ ---- -
Netherlands ------------.. .......... ...
Haiti- -------------.--
Canada.--- -----------------
Dutch West Indies .... __ .........----
Switzerland -------------.....
Virgin Islands ----..--------------- --
British West Indies ........--............--
Belgium.----- ------------------
British India -----
Mexico ......................-------------..........
Argentina..--.----------------------- -
Sweden........-- ........... .------------
China -------. ... __-------. --___--_
, Japan ------------
Czechoslovakia_ ----------. --
Austria--....- -----........ ......
Russia ------__....---........----- -
Venezuela ............. ....------------
Ecuador--.......-- .. ....------
Colombia--- ----------------------
Palestine and Syria ------------------.----
French West Indies--- --------------------
Panama--------------------------------

Total--..... ...-------------
Earthenware, porcelain, clay, and pottery:
United States -----
Puerto Rico ....---------------- --
Cuba----..-....... .-------------....
United Kingdom:
England -----------..-......---..-..
Scotland..-----------.---.------.. --......
France---- ..-....... ........-----
Germany --------... -----------.........
Italy-----------------------------------------
Spain .........-....-- ---- ---..............
Netherlands---------------------------------
Denmark ..-..... ..........-------------------
Haiti................----------...................
Canada-..-...........--...............
Belgium ---...-......__.---------..-----.----. -
Mexico -------..------------------------
Japan-...-- - ------- ----.. .. ___. ______
Czechoslovakia..... --------------
Palestine and Syria--..-.---- -.--------.
French West Indies................------------
Total.....--------..... .---------------

Explosives:
United States--- ------------
United Kingdom: England......--------- ----
France..----.-- -.............. -..........
Germany ------.-..------- ---- -
China.. ----------
Japan-------------..... ..................... ...
Austria .........------. .------.--. ---_--...-...
Hong-Kong.-...--------- .------------------

Total............----------- ----
Feathers, intestines, and manufactures of:
United States.--..--------.-----------
Puerto Rico ---------------.------
United Kingdom: England--------------------
France..............-....................-- __
Germany--------------- ................-....._
Spain------------------------ -- -- --_-__-_
Netherlands --------------------------

B ritish India -----------------------------------
China -.....----------------------------
Japan ..................- .............. ....-
Czechoslovakia.. --.........................
Total........................................


$155
2,624
198
20
157
11
1
2
1
54

4
------ --- -
4
3
21, 530
6
34
3
2
2
------------
------------
------------
- -----------


$1, 145
255
293
6
39
69
257

5
1,255
3
4
2
6
1
38, 259
71
725




15
1
3
946


137,020 ---- ----- 170,663


26,695 -------------- 36,440
36 53
---------. 10 -.... .. ......

--------- 189 --225
..-- 8 .-------.. 6
------ 12 ------ 225
.. .36,352 .3 -..3 .......2 70,559
..3---3----------- 2

.4--46 .-------------- 14
---....-- -- 90 ....... 75
----........- 3 2
--- 13 ---- ------ 46
133 ...... ....
----- 60 --------- 214
-------.---- --------- ---------- 2
-- 7,510 .----------- 16,020
----- 1,243 --- 1,597
------- 950 -...-- ....-..
....------- ------....- ..........--. -- 1

.----- 73,740 .. 125,481

Kilos Kilos
15, 526 11,648 41,012 31, 246
254 364 ------ -----....
6,361 14,339 283 369
964 480 1,736 731
105 56 85 29
59 47 51 24
14 13 ......... ....
236 124 -----

23, 519 27, 071 43, 167 32, 399


-- 10,780 -----.-. 8,109
--- 2 ------- 41
..------- -... .------. 17
---- 112 ------ 112
------ 617 ------. 980
....------..... 1 .--...--...- ---......





------------ --- ---------- 67
--------- 2------

-----......- 114 .. ----.... 75
............ 11,524 - --- 9, 753


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60 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1987, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Fibers, vegetable, and manufactures of:
Bags:
Jute:
United States....---- ----
United Kingdom:
England -- ----------
Scotland ---------- ------
France.---------.
Germany _---.. --- -------------
Netherlands ----------..
Belgium -... -- ._.
British India---- -__ ---

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

All other material including cotton:
United States -------------...
Puerto Rico----------.. ..._-__
Netherlands ---. --. -_ -------
British India.-.--- -----. _
Mexico --------------............._..
Japan--------....... __....---.......

Total ..........-__..----------------
Cloths:
United States..---- ------ -----.. ...........
United Kingdom:
England .--.---- -------------.
Scotland ...---------- -- ---- -- -
Ireland---- ----------------.--
France ...---- --------------....
Germany ----.. .....________..._ -___
Spain ---------------.-----------.. .----
Haiti-------------------------------......
Canada---------------------- ------.......
Dutch West Indies -------..._
Belgium-- -----------.... .__ __
Japan--- ----------------
Russia-----------------------_......_ ...

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

Yarns, threads, twines, ropes, and cords:
United States---- ---.--
Puerto Rico---...... _
Cuba ...----------------..
United Kingdom:
England --- -------
Scotland---- -------
France ....----------- -- ------
Germany--- -----------
Italy--- -----------
Spain -.- --------------
Netherlands ---------------
Switzerland----. --------
Belgium ----- -----------
Mexico -------------....
Japan ..--------- - -
Austria--_ ........._----
Philippine Islands_--_.---
Hungary... .----- - -

Total ---...-_____..------------__..

All other:
United States--- ------
Puerto Rico----
Cuba ..........----------------
United Kingdom:
England...----- ----............
Scotland-------.------...........
Ireland----------... ---...........
France ------------...... - -
Germany ----------... -------
Italy ........--------..------
Spain....... ---------.-- ...._


Kilos
249, 532

23, 911
2,182
2, 200
63,146
15,418
67,840
5, 516,134

5,940, 363


$40, 929

5, 029
450
288
15,078
2,604
11, 060
566, 832

642, 270


Kilos
124, 839

57. 547
1,462
71, 591
41,046

31, 612
3, 923, 430

4,251, 527


$22, 479

7,906
320
18,684
8,914

5, 342
376,624

440, 269


23,945 17,120 19,667 14,356
1,704 100 .----------.----
-------- 15,491 2,342
3,152 288 --- -.
------ ------- 791 142
1,050 594 1,516 877

29,851 18,102 37,465 17,717

Lin. met. Lin. met.
4, 302 774 5, 026 1, 323
42, 174 14,944 23, 596 6, 659
1,097 96 4,883 401
203, 755 69, 068 238, 034 78, 024
1,229 839 1,492 793
---- .------------. 1,056 153
918 645 --......... -----..
16 5 ..............
8 4.....................
6 2 5 1
695 195 4,250 1,691
2,608 1,065 ----
---------. 7,799 1,924
256, 808 87, 637 286,141 90, 969

31,309 12, 91 36,437 16,454
3,148 1,302 29 25
6,452 1,022 6,761 1,399

38,891 8,613 49,242 13,181
21,467 4,789 35,312 10,531
313 199 211 332
3,415 2,548 3,937 3,292
6,888 3, 148 19, 341 8, 593
50 71
645 364 7,430 1,984
163 291 264 456
1,368 314 7,782 1,797
.......------ ---- 91 16
4,099 206 636 683
8,517 2,605 9,612 3,043
16, 335 2,410 22, 847 4,447
------ --- 234 189

143, 060 40,473 200,166 66, 422

------ 3,484 -------. 3,658
--33 -------------- 25
--- 89 -------- ------ 41

.------- 336 .----- 260
.................230
-- 164 ---.--------- 164
------- 61 .------ 327
---- 891 -------------- 315
--- 10 -------------- 56
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REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Article and country


Fibers, vegetable, and manufactures of-Continued.
Cloths-Continued.
All other-Continued.
Netherlands --.----- ----------
Denmark.... -------- -----
Haiti.......................------------
Canada --------..............-----------------------
Dutch West Indies--......-------......
Switzerland--------------------------
British West Indies-...-------.........
Belgium --------------....................
British India ------.................-----------....
Mexico .....---------------.......
Uruguay.------------- -----
China .-----.......---- --------------..
Japan ---------.......-------------------------
Czechoslovakia -- -----------
Dutch East Indies......... ---------
Russia-------------........-----------------
Venezuela --------_ __------
Portugal ------------
Canary Islands ....-----------...-..
French West Indies--------------------
Salvador-------------------------------

T ot rl... .. ..................... .....
Total------------------------

Foodstuffs:
Meats:
Beef, mutton, pork, poultry, and game,
fresh or frozen:
United States ..--...---- ....---------

Hams:
United States -------_.------------
Puerto Rico -------------
United Kingdom: England-...---.----
Germany ---------- -------
Italy.---------------------------
Spain --------------------------------
Netherlands --------...............--
Denmark .....-.... .---------.
Dutch West Indies-----... -----......
Argentina -----------------------
Brazil ---------------------

Total ------------

Lard:
United States ...........------
Netherlands _------------------------
Palestine and Syria-------------------

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

Salted or pickled:
United States -----------
Cuba..-- ............ ..------------...
United Kingdom: England ------.
Italy---------------
Argentina--------------------------
Brazil --------------

Total ------------

Sausages:
United States ----------
France....--------------------....................
Germany-----------------------
Italy...............................-------------
Spain------ -----------
Denmark............ -----------....
Argentina ------------...
China ..........--------------
Brazil --------------------------

Total ---------------------


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936


Quantity


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Value Quantity


I* I


$4,691
1
-------- -
14
6
--------
3
665
2,891
3

65
4
2, 743
99
3
21
21
30


Value


$9
54
1
1
3

2, 048
2,802

8
55
5

254

21


3
6


-- 16,637 ------- ------ 10,116


Kilos Kilos


214 172 533 450


17, 819 10,835 22, 372 13, 970
8 4 8 3
93 80 ---
10 3
16 15 33 21
131 115
5 1 10 5
------ 140 78
2 3 --- .. -
1,389 549 4,156 1,610
12, 227 5, 052 4,940 1,891

31, 700 16, 657 31, 659 17, 578


78,760 20, 904 86, 260 25,436
435,619 100,134 314,787 76,823
.-- .----- ---.. -- 8 1

514, 379 121, 038 401, 055 102,260


369 54 222 96
.. .- ............ 10 9
28 5
2 1
------ ----------- 58 6
301 50

700 110 290 111


5, 671 1, 735 6, 332 2,164
7 14 12 4
4 4
316 300 1,636 1, 285
70 54 --
900 675 569 420
6 1 347 205
------- 9 7
222 112

7,196 2,895 8,905 4,085


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REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued

Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Foodstuffs-Continued.
Meats-Continued.
All other:
United States........ ..---------------
United Kingdom: England---......---
Argentina-----------------------------
Brazil -------- .------


Kilos
1, 985
360
---------269


$1,182
200

106


Kilos
2,056
154
- - - - -


$1, 330

48


Total-.----- ----------------------- 2, 614 1,488 1 2,210 1,378


Fish:
Codfish and all other salted or dry:
United States -...... .....--------------
United Kingdom: England -- ---
France -------------
Spain ----- ..------------ -_
Canada..----------------------------
China...--------------------------------
Newfoundland and Labrador..... ----
Miquelon, Langley, etc........-------
Egypt --------------
Total.... -----------

Fresh or frozen:
United States ---- -..........---------
British West Indies.--..............

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

Herring and all other smoked fish:
United States ......----------.
Haiti--.----- ----------
Haiti............................. ...
Canada--------------------------------
Norway............................
Norway -..-.--.- --------

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

Pickled:
United States-- .------------------
Netherlands ------......----------...........----
Haiti...... ------------
Canada.... ------------. ----

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

Grains, fruits, vegetable and preparations of:
Beans, peas, and pulse, dried:
United States--- _---------
Cuba .........------------------
United Kingdom: England... ------
Mexico ...----....- ---------....
China... -------------------
Palestine and Syria ---------
Russia ...... .- -----
Chile ----------------------
French Africa --------------

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

Bread, biscuits, and crackers:
United States.. .....-----
Puerto Rico -... -----
Cuba....... -- ------
United Kingdom:
England--------------------
Scotland ------.... -------
Ireland ----------------------------
France.....----------------------------
Germany -------------......................
Italy--.....--- --------- -----
Spain --------------------------------
Netherlands -----
Canada --------------.. ------------
Belgium-....---------. --------------
Japan... ... -------- -..----------------

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


35,377
28, 730
10
1,033, 370
.46
86,887
5, 806

1, 190, 226


3,750
3, 260
1
77,143
16
6,265
455

90,890


516,939
100
215, 958

244, 559
144
13,064
205,874
14

1, 196, 652


62,030
7
27,397

20, 294
51
1, 256
19, 71
5

130,611


901 167 462 139
-.-. .......... 50 3
901 167 512 142

4,445 428 38, 082 3, 619
20 2
382, 474 22, 288 663, 666 43, 469
157, 646 9,161 105,805 7,824

544,585 31,879 807,553 54,912.

660 111 2,173 161
-......--. -- ---------. 18 1
15 2 308 26
738 40 1,066 38

1,413 153 3,565 226


16,335 1,510 5,862 792
4 1
4 1 ------- ---- ---.........
100 13 ----
32, 544 3, 712 16, 003 2, 249
155 11 230 13
45 10 45 11
1,142 115 250 16
391 58 1,529 241
------ -- ----- 15,811 1,628

50, 716 5, 430 39, 730 4,950

60,051 19,151 71,659 23,402
227 49 9 4
3 1 23 8

7,009 3,249 3,475 1,672
2 1 1 2
269 125 268 135
....-------- ----------. 222 181
---- -- -- 62 38
8 6 ---.............-..--......... 62 38
8 6
17 17 .-------.-----.
.--........... 952 289
2 1 11 4
48 5 192 21
8 1...........- ....

67,644 22,606 76, 874 25,756









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP 63

SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country


Foodstuffs-Continued.
Grains, fruits, vegetable, etc.-Continued.
Cereal preparations:
United States .-.--------------..
Cuba --- ------
United Kingdom: England ......
Germany--------------------
Haiti _--------------
Canada --- --------
Dutch West Indies-------------------
Belgium- -------
Uruguay ----------
Palestine and Syria_ ------
Total..........................-----

Fruits, fresh:
United States -..--------------
Puerto Rico-------------------------
Cuba--- --------
Spain-------------------------. _
Haiti -....-- -------------_____
Canada.....----....................
Argentina ----------------------_
Chile. --.---- ---
Total_---- ___-----------

Onion and garlic:
United States -------------------
Italy.- -------
Spain -----------------
Mexico ------------------------_
Chile ..- ----------------
Egypt---------- _-
Total__------_----_-------

Potatoes, fresh:
United States ...----------------
Haiti _______---------
Canada ------_____------------_
Total......................-------------
Rice:
United States ----------------- --- --
Germany----------------------._. _.--_
Spain......-------------------- --....-
Siam------------- ---------
Philippine Islands------- -------..
Total.....--- -----...................
Seeds, vegetable, garden, and flowers:
United States-------------
Puerto Rico---- ----
Cuba_------------- ------______
France--------------------------
Italy------------------_______
Spain-----.------------.-- --..........
Belgium---------------------______
Mexico ---...........__------
China--------------.-.__------
Japan--------------------------- __-----
Colombia-----------------_------------
Venezuela --- -.........------------.
Canary Islands--.......---------.............
Total ---............................----------

Sugar, refined: United States..............
Vermicelli. macaroni.,and pastes for soup:
T n'ted S i t ..................... ...
i i i' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .
Netherlands ...... .......----------
Belgium------------- .-..--_-_--__
China .------....................... ...
Total ...............................


Quantity




Kilos
386, 368

26
232
18
191, 589
-------------
24, 924
4

603,161


Value


$44, 359

4
23
1
11, 181

1,240.
1
------------


Quantity Value


Kilos
367, 673
33

65, 543

153, 974
4


65
587, 292


$45,177
11

4, 694

11,898
2


7
61, 789


190, 222 25, 974 194,444 26, 668
---------- -------- 76 13
106 13
6 1 ---- ..
194 5
7,590 369 -
2, 087 500 2,108 460
113 31 326 67
200, 212 26, 880 197,060 27, 221


459,092 18,883 426,097 17,052
1,750 70
118,590 14,145 33,844 3,211
4,872 435 ---- -.
72,425 7,670 151,047 12,595
23,345 1,106
654,979 41,133 636,083 34,034


23,007 1,095 67,904 2,939
..--------- 66 1
73, 832 2,925 213, 581 8,124
96,839 4,020 281,551 11,064

---- --- ---- 26 5
883 34 ------ ---.
11,225 816 -- ------
9,041,120 359,424 1,864,052 80,858
--27 2
9, 053, 228 360, 274 1, 864, 105 80, 865

1, 544 2, 686 1,216 1, 800
1 3................ ....
20 77 ...... ...
10 7 ----- ---
4 7 ---- .....
986 779 225 206
4 15 -------- ------.--..
1 1 -- -----------...........
88 67
------ - 1 2
------------- -..- ... 5 2
---------- 1 1
----- --... __ 686 935
2, 570 3,'575 2, 222 3,013

4,130 552 2,133 281

47,170 5,891 -29,974 4,192
280 57 625 136
11 1 -- ... -
------ -17 2
203 28 329 46
47, 664 5, 977 30, 945 4, 376


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64 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued

Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Foodstuffs-Continued.
Grains, fruits, vegetables, etc.-Continued.
Wheat flour:
United States..-------------------
Canada--....---------------------
Palestine and Syria.........-----------

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

Wheat in grain:
United States-..-......------------
Canada.....----..-- ---------------
Argentina .....---.. .--------------

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

All other:
United States......----------------
Puerto Rico-......--------------------
Cuba .-------------------------------
United Kingdom: England .---------
France -------------------------- -
Germany -...--------- --------- -.
Italy -----------.-----------------
Spain ----------------------- ----
Netherlands...-------------------
Denmark...---....--.----------------
Haiti ............------ ---------------
Canada..---....---------.. ----------
Dutch West Indies -....--.....--------
Switzerland--...-----------------.
Belgium_ ----------------------
British India -------------------
Mexico ..--------------------
Argentina ------ -------------------
China- ...------.. .--------------
Japan .--------------------------------
Czechoslovakia .__--------- ------
Palestine and Syria --- ------
Dutch East Indies -- ---------
Hejaz, Arabia, and Mesopotamia .----
Venezuela ---------------------
Ceylon .-----------------------------
Persia ----------------------------
Turkey ...------------------------
Colombia--..-- ...------ ----------
Brazil -------...........--------------

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

Oils for table use:
Olive oil:
United States..----------------.--.
France ...-------....-------- -------
Italy -----. --------------
Spain ---------------- --------
Palestine and Syria.------ ----
Hejaz, Arabia, and Mesopotamia-......

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

All other:
United States..--------.-----------
United Kingdom: England-......---
Denmark ------------------
Dutch West Indies.......--------------
China... --...--------------------
Japan .---- ----------------
Palestine and Syria------- --
Hejaz,.Arabia, and Mesopotamia -----.

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

Miscellaneous:
Butter:
United States...------.------------
Cuba ------- ----------------
Germany ........----------------------
Netherlands...------------------------


Kilos
4,353, 253
376,564
-----.---------


$228,816
17,746
------------


Kilos
4, 053,112
106,514
1


$280, 202
6,725
3


4,729,817 246, 562 4,159, 627 286, 930

79, 87 3,291 282,297 14, 726
988,464 40,260 1,060,416 57,347
------------ ----- 625 38

1,068,051 43,551 1,333,338 72,111


33,492 .--.......---- 34,444
-------------- 4 -----
.---------- 3 .- 1
----- 72 ............------------- 21
--- 1,465 ------------ 4,065
-128 --------- ----- 3,282
------ 144 ......-----....... 55
43
41 67

-----------.. 13 -.......- --- 3
-------------- 1,271 ------ 1
------------ 77 ---------.... 2
---- ------ 102 -- 144
----- 5,803 ------ 12,264
-- .----- 124 ---- 253
-------------- ------------ ------------- 2

---------- 466 ---------- 370
4----6 ---.------ 370-

---- 96 7------
----- 29 --- -- 41
68 ------- 64
.....----- .. ------ ----
.----- 12 -------- -----..
-------- 10 ------
--- 456 --.------- 236
---------- ---------- ---------- 4
4
-------------- ------------ --- ------ 21

------------- 45,259 5,875


2,613 577 74 67
711 315 15,034 7,653
27,425 13,488
263,749 64,930 132,296 62,090
72 16 56 9
19 2

267,164 65,840 174,885 73,307


27,477 5, 014 62, 976 13,196
557, 541 86,530 736,888 129, 606
3,008 450
------------- ---- 14 2
-------- 95,494 12,615
37, 229 4,471 37,185 4,882
.26 9 133 49
--- 5 1

622,273 96,024 935,703 160,801


338-
2
----------
6


96 88
.----. ----- ----------1.
3 1









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country

Quantity Value Quantity Value


Foodstuffs-Continued.
Miscellaneous-Continued.
Butter-Continued.
Denmark----------------------
Haiti- -__ ____
Dutch West Indies.---------
Argentina -----------------------------
Lithuania .............................-

Total............---- --------
Canned or preserved goods:
Fish:
Canned, in olive oil:
United States.---------..
France---- --------------
Italy.........................-----------
Spain ......---------...................
Japan ----------.......................

Total-.. --------..
All other:
United States-.....------.
Puerto Rico .-------------....-
United Kingdom: England ----
France ........................---------
Germany--------------------
Italy- -. __------------__
Spain.....---------------..................
Denmark.....................--------
Canada ......................-
Dutch West Indies ......---...
Belgium ---_----------- -
China-..........................
Japan -----------------------
Russia......-----------------
Portugal....-------.................---
Total-................
Fruits:
United States--....................
Puerto Rico..........---------........-----......
Cuba -..............- .....
United Kingdom: England-........
France ---..................
Germany ..........................
Italy .----- -------...............
Netherlands.....................---------
Denmark ..............-..........
Canada-- ------------
Belgium ---- ---------
Argentina .........................----
China ----------.......................
Japan-------------------------
Palestine and Syria--------------
Hejaz, Arabia, and Mesopotamia -
Total...........................
Meats:
United States......................
Puerto Rico. -------------
Cuba ---------------------
United Kingdom: England........
France--..............---------.........------.....
Germany -........-----------. --
Italy.--- -----------
Spain.----- ----------.
Netherlands ....................
Denmark......................-...
Canada ........................
Dutch West Indies .----------.
Belgium-.....----------.---.---...
Uruguay .........................
Argentina.... ........---------- -....
Brazil.........--...................
Poland and Danzig.-------.. .
Total-...........................


Kilos
8,631
2
1
2
75


$4,985
1
1
1
43


Kilos
5, 564 $3, 388
2 1
.-..--- -----.....
73 44


9,057 5,202 5, 738 3,522



279 93 24,715 4,747
----- -- 731 644
30 10....... ........
25,603 6,102 882 407
4 2 ...... ..........

25,916 6,207 26,328 5,798

10,771 3,118 78,104 16,163
2 1 ----..--.. ..-...-....
-------- -- ---. 1,699 352
216 199 853 727
14 6 113 60
435 298 291 204
688 325 1,412 639
............. ..... .. 4 2
.................. .. 14 17
2 1.............. .........
129 6 134 36
60 14 16 4
44,398 5, 150 11, 506 1,276
3 7 15 48
........... .......... 11 3
56,718 9,125 94,172 19,431

26,044 3,725 35, 756 6, 721
32 9 27 3
824 147 332 99
39 8 169 33
............-. ......-... 48 23
------ -... .....-.. 82 15
16 8 23 14
4 1 7 2
8 3
4 1............. --............
-......... -... -. ..... 51 21
60 18
65 12 31 6
3 1............ ......................
15 15 62 16
6-- 1
27,046 3,927 36,662 6,975

45, 724 12, 419 56,242 16, 264
2 1 ..... -- ...............
1 3 11 17
16 24 2 1
28 62 156 287
2 2 141 101
5 3 118 54
478 499 -.. ...-- ......-. .....
136 40 159 133
681 218 519 260
3 5 1
26 8 --- ..-- ............
15 2 11 5
30 10
..........----- ---........--.... 30 10
7,830 1,332 4.308 1,046
1,700 869 222 100
--. ---- -- 662 292

56, 647 15, 485 62,586 18, 581










66 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Article and country


Foodstuffs-Continued.
Miscellaneous-Continued.
Canned or preserved goods-Continued.
Vegetables:
United States ....----------.
Puerto Rico..----_-..._-----------
Cuba............------------
France..........................-------------
Germany.-------------------------.
Italy
Italy .................. .... .....
Spain---------------------------
Netherlands ---
Denmark- ..-..... -------..
Belgium-....------------ -----
Mexico --------.. -----------...--
Argentina- .-----------------
China ... .......--------------
Palestine and Syria-......-----...
Greece----------------------------

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

Capers:
United States ...-................---
United Kingdom: England ..---.....
France--......---- --------. ----..------
Spain------.........---------------------------

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

Cheese:
United States ----.---------------
Puerto Rico-----....----... ------..---
Cuba.--------------------------...
France ...--------.... ---------------.-
Germany .------.-------------------.
Italy - _-- --. -... .. .
Spain........---------------------------
therlands-__-
Denmark .. ...---------------......--
Dutch West Indies -..... -----
Switzerland---...........-------- ------
Argentina---......---------------------
China ------------.........................
Palestine and Syria .....----------
French West Indies -----
Greece-..--------------------------.

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

Confectionery:
United States--- ....---------..
Puerto Rico-----....................--------------------
Cuba..----..................------------
United Kingdom:
England ~........................
Scotland.-...-................-----
France......----------.. -------------.
Germany .--.-.---------------------
Italy--_.. -.. --------.............
:Spain.... ..-------. ..-- ----------
Netherlands...--------------------
Canada.. ...------------------------
Dutch West Indies ....---------------
.Switzerland.----..........-----------
British West Indies.....-----.. --......
Belgium..---....-............
Mexico -...---. ....------- ......-
Palestine and Syria.-------------------
Persia ---..................-----------
Hejaz, Arabia, and Mesopotamia......
Lithuania.---..~.---.......------- ----

Total...~..---...-...............


Jan. 1 to Dee. 31, 1936


Quantity





Kilos
186,098
5
6
78
-.--.- -----
58
65, 790
50

3,582
19

176
21
--------------

255, 883

1, 537
28
-- - -------
9, 184

10, 749


Value


$32, 726
1
1
90
-----------
25
11,100
5

1, 143
3
38
6
------------

45,138

344
10
-----------
915

1, 269


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Quantity




Kilos
261,203
9

13, 612
85
1,750
169
212
13
59
167
148
45
29


Value





$43, 625
3

4, 152
38
337
120
46
3
12
37
36
20
10


277,501 48,439


2,161
------------
15
14,167

16, 343


457

7
1,714

2,178


~L______________________ I ____________________ _________________


2, 234
4
2
74
9
1, 287
80
4, 231
43
7
462

27
2
6

8, 468


1, 423
3
1
78
9
898
25
1, 766
26
2
410
---------g-
8
1
4

4, 654


1,980
--------- --
88

1, 791

4,840

231
31
16
10
3


8,990


1, 242

110
1, 033

1,779

215
17
1
6
1


4,404


146,281 50,378 180,529 62,073
19 8 1,903 501
131 22 856 699

3,404 1,592 3,284 916
----------- ------- 3 1
357 363 941 725
101 54 138 89
13,448 4,748 37, 526 9,650
856 500 206 239
123 49 211 57
57 21 14 6
10 3 9 4
2 5 2 3

---. ----- --....... 2 2
8,812 2,746 2,529 620
...........-- ..... 13 6
56 15 108 43
6 10 ............... .......
15 4
-- -- - 4 1

173, 663 60, 514 228, 293 75,639








REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Article and country


Foodstuffs-Continued.
Miscellaneous-Continued.
Condensed, malted, and fresh milk:
United States -------------
United Kingdom: England --------
Netherlands ---------------------------
Denmark .. ----------------
Canada ___ ___-------------
Switzerland ---------------------------
Norway .....------.......-------------
Japan ----------------------
Palestine and Syria-..--............
Brazil -- .-----------------

Total--..-.._--__------------------
Olives:
United States--..---..--------------
France --------------------------------
Spain ---------------------
China --.--- --------------------
Palestine and Syria -------------------
Hejaz, Arabia, and Mesopotamia.. ------
Greece ---------------------------------

Total .-.. .-----------------
Pickles and sauces:
United States -------------------------
Puerto Rico --------------------------
Cuba ----------------------
United Kingdom: England ------
France ---------------------------------
Germany -.-___-___- ___-.. ___-.------
Italy -------------..- --.-----------
Netherlands -------------------------
Belgium -----------____.. ----------- --
China .. ---... -------------------------
Japan _____ ___--- -------- -------------
Total -.---- -.---------------.
Preparations based on milk or cereals:
United States ......-----------.
Puerto Rico --------------------------
France ------...- _.------------------.
Spain ....... ...... .- ---
Netherlands...-----------------------
Switzerland --------..- ------------
Palestine and Syria .----------
Total -.._-- ______.------- ---..
Spices:
United States ---------------- ----.---
Puerto Rico ----------------
France ---..._ ._-__--------------------
Germany ---. ---------
Spain ------ - -- -- ------
Haiti .------ ..- -----
Dutch West Indies .---------------
British West Indies -------------
British India --------------------------
Mexico -----------------
Hong Kong _-.-_-.....................
Argentina--------- ----------------
China ---- ---------------------
Japan -----.-- --- ---------
Dutch East Indies .. ...---.
Madagascar ---- ------------
Ceylon ---- ----. ---- ----.. ----
British East Africa ----------
Morocco ------_-.------
Straits Settlements -----------.........---
Palestine and Syria --------------
Russia-------------------------------
Hungary -----------...-------------
Turkey ----------------
Bulgaria ..----------.---------------

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


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936


Quantity


Kilos
12, 862

49, 768
5, 508
14,156
1,250
12
8
1
122


Value


$5, 246

7, 626
856
3,592
589
7
2
2
86


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Quantity Value


Kilos
15,169
648
45,518
2,380
8,569
216


$6, 029
129
7,114
400
2,135
135

11


83,687 18,006 72,513 15,953


20,016
- - --------
18,788
69
118
22
1,124

40,137


8, 993
9

2, 957
--------- a^
217

21
7
918
175
13, 081

1, 635
1
1, 696
5, 447

112
9
8,900

34, 336
1
5
155
10, 612
5
891
14,811
46
2
9, 706
49,489

25,010
5, 562
49
2,135
495
2,873


4,487
------------
1,162
11
35
2
343

6,040


2, 26


2,267
2

807

18
--------j--

1
1
56
34
3,186

740
1
838
3,147

66
2
4, 794

11,514
1
2
48
1, 577
1
257
4, 562
15
2
734
4, 346

4,368
1,661
21
677
64
465


21, 698
32
20,932
65
165
------.-- ----
1, 673

44,565


14,936
---------g--
8
2,478
18
3
12
------------

1,549

19, 009

3, 158

1, 672
11, 464
13
357

16, 664

33, 106
1
125
5
1,849
12

24, 570
11
--------------
448
87, 232
50
38, 855
6,330
65
840
57
----- - -
12
98
2, 373
71
41, 755


4,967
7
2,928
8
46
488

8,444


3, 521

2
701
15
4
7

90,

4, 342-

1, 552

652
6, 157
15
201

8,577

10,300
1
40
4
365
2
--------- -
8, 136
6
----- ------
68
6, 702
9
8,003
2, 291
31
345
18
5
26
376
11
8, 594


237, 865 45,333


156,183 30,316









68 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country

Quantity Value Quantity Value


Foodstuffs-Continued.
Miscellaneous-Continued.
All other:
United States...............----
Puerto Rico.....------
United Kingdom:
England ...-...................
Scotland.---------------------------
France..............------------------..................
Germany..........-------...........
Italy ..---- .-----.---------------
Spain....----------------
Netherlands..-- -------------
Denmark ..... _-- -----_. -. ...---_....
Canada -------.......------------
Virgin Islands... ...-------------------
British West Indies
Belgium ----------
Mexicoo .....-----.. .
China ----------- --
Japan------------------------------
Palestine and Syria ---
Brazil..---.. ---------.
Hejaz, Arabia, and Mesopotamia--......
Egypt ----------

Total ---------------------

Games and toys:
United States --..............................
Puerto Rico .......- ..---- ...-- ... -
Cuba ................................--------------
United Kingdom:
England. ---........-----------..
Scotland........-- .. .. __- ...... .......
France ---------------- ---
Germany .... -------
Spain.------- --.----- ------
Netherlands .........-------------..........................
1Haiti -------- ---------
'Canada...----..- ------- -.
Dutch West Indies ...-----
Belgium. -- ----------
Mexico......--------
Argentina .---------. _-----
China__- ------------ -----
Japan ......- -----.. --. -------
Czechoslovakia ------------------
Palestine and Syria-- -----------
French West Indies --------
Venezuela ----- -------------.....
Ecuador--------. -----------------------
Austria .------------ ---- ---

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

Glass and glassware:
Bottles and flasks:
United States ... ------------
Puerto Rico--------- ------ --
Cuba .-----.------ -------.-
United Kingdom: England-------
France-...- -------------
Germany..-...-..-__-
Netherlands ---------------
Dutch West Indies ....-----------------
Belgium-.---- -- ----- --
Japan......-----...... ...---------

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

Household ware:
United States..................... ........-
Puerto Rico-.......................-........
Cuba -------.. --- .----
United Kingdom: England.--------
France -------..s --- ------
Germany....... ...................
Germany-_--_____ __ __________________
Italy --.--..--.......--------------.--------


Kilos







-------------~
--------------
--------------






--------------
- - - - -
- _- - - - -
- - - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -


17,718
87
3

7

13
4,995
33
5
-----------g-
6
2
7
3
1
1
9, 634
2
3
2
1
1


$6, 493
3

5
------------
375
42
2, 544
2,467
29
- -----
10
- -----
1
14

4
37
41
-------..----


------ 12,065


11, 798
77
3

20

13
4, 551
14
7

2
1
6
1
2
1
4,009
2
6
2
1
1


Kilos



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



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




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


22, 773
90
26

7
51
2
7,098
46
11
2
9
6
65
2
2
3
4,858



2


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


$8,470
8

422
2
487
113
842
3,881
87
12
20
1

6
3
6
10
59
80
5
1


14, 515


15,746
70
38

4
17
5
7,097
15
3
6
9
4
63
13
9
2
2,433



2


32, 524 20, 517 35, 073 25, 556



---- 24,987 ..------------ 34,027
324 340
-- --- -.- 324 ............. 340
--- ------ -------------- -------
198 13
--- 200 ------....... 118
7,136 -.----..- .---. 23,666
4 _------- 131
.............-............. -----1,972
-- -- ...-- --- ---- -------------- 2
2
.... 3, 954 ---------- 2, 60

S 36,804 -------------- 62,829


144, 359
48
7
36
3
43, 563
8


22, 547
28.
10
42
2
8, 631
2


164, 963
124
9
--------------
83
36, 260
--------------


26, 617
63
7
------------
47
7,369
------------


S-1 1-








REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country

Quantity Value Quantity Value


Glass and glassware-Continued.
Household ware-Continued. Kilos
Spain .........--- --------...- -------- 102
Netherlands ---.......------ ---.-- ------- 20
Denmark ---------------------- ------------- 6
Denmark ........ .......................... 5
Haiti --------------------------------------- 27
Canada..---------------------------................. 6
Belgium...........---------------------------------4, 390
Japan .--..... __..........--------------. 4,694
Czechoslovakia -...------------. .--- 1, 432

Total ----------.... ......-- ...-- ..... 198,700

All other:
United States.....-......----..---- -----
Puerto Rico -.-._.__ - - --..... .. .
Cuba ....- ....---------.. ..-----. .
United Kingdom:
England.............-----............... ..............------
Scotland............................... .............
France-....................... ........... -...... ......--
Germany-....- .. ..... ........ ........ ....--
Italy ..... . . . . . .
Spain .__ ________------ ------------_...........
Netherlands-------............... --- ---------
Haiti-.. ____.-------- -------- --__-__.__-__
Canada... ....... .............
Dutch West Indies ........................-............
Switzerland .......................... ...- ...
Belgium................................... ------..
Sweden -----.- ..------ ---.---
Japan....-.-.... -- ..._- --- --
Czechoslovakia......-------------- -----
Palestine and Syria-........-------- ...---- ---
Venezuela-..... _...... ..- .... ...... .. .........--

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

Gold, silver, platinum and manufactures of:
United States ---..----.. ....................
Puerto Rico _______...._ -
Cuba-...- -._-. ... .........-
United Kingdom: England ---------- --.. .............
France .... __ ........ --.....
Germany.... .__-. _ _ -- ------
Italy -__ _---------_ ------------- ---__
Spain ..___---------- ---- .....--- ---
Netherlands-.......... ............. ...........-------
Haiti -------..----.----------- --------
C anada .- ------ --..-.-. -.-.__-.- ......... .-- ------.. -----
Switzerland --_- -___ _-- -----........-
Virgin Islands-- -------------- ---...............
Belgium ...-------------- ------ --------
Mexico .... ------------------- -------
Japan........ ----------------.. .. --------
French West Indies --.....- -- -----------
Peru...-------- -------- ----.........

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

Hats and caps:
United States........ --------- -...........-
Puerto Rico .-.... .- - --.
Cuba..-- ------------
United Kingdom: England----- -------- ---
France--.---------- -
Germany. ---. _---.--- ------.---
Italy------------- ---------
Spain--------- -------------- ----------
Netherlands -------------- --------------
Haiti ------------ ---------- --------
Canada ..-- -- -__---- -- ------------------ ------------
Dutch West Indies ...--------...-..---- ------
Virgin Islands ---..................--------- ------...................
British West Indies.--.........---.-- -- -----
Belgium..--__ ------------- ----------
Mexico ... -- .----.. --------- ........--------
China........................................................


$77
24
11
6
3
615
784
1, 186


Kilos




3,042
2, 952
1, 471


-------------------- --------i--
$1

1, 070
560
1, 241


33, 968 208, 906 36, 965

16, 547 -------------- 19,449
130 ------- 265
89 ------------. 105

56 -------..... 26
11 --- --
61 -------- 611
2,557 ------ 3,481
----------- -------------- 6
6
44 ....-.....- 31
--- -- ---- 115
8
------------ --------- -. 8
38 -------------- 6
35 .............. 7
35 7
2 .............. 7
3,140 .---------. 5,600
4 1
3,230 1------------- 4,032
2,673 .............. 2,242
4
4 6 .......................-
6 -- - - - ------------

28,627 -------.------ 35,997


6,265 -----... 8,001
11 .-..---.. 6
625 ---- -...-- 2,757
16 -------...--- 72
168 -. ---. 150
892 ......... 471
---- -. 254
13,808 ------------- 37
133
109 .......................
50 -5
82 .....................
I ------------------
1,214 .-----------..........--- 20.....2
19 ............................
8 ..... 19
12 ......................
-.............. 1,200

23,270 ----- -- 14, 207


9,889 -------------- 221
585 ...------------.......-- 31,426
274 ------- 352
190 --.-- ------ 233
9 ...--. 28
9,888 ----- 29,038
1 ---...........--- -...-.....
3 --............-.........


6 ------- 14
1 ---------------- ---...
6 ----- 7
113 -- 321
2
-------------------- 2
3 ---------- ------.---










REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 19S6-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country

Quantity Value Quantity Value


Hats and caps-Continued.
Japan -_...---------------------------
Czechoslovakia ..-------------------------
Colombia -------------------------------------
Palestine and Syria .......---------------
Ecuador _--______--------------------------
French West Indies ---------------------
Venezuela -----------
Panama __-.---_ -------------

Total --- --------------

Hides and skins and manufactures of:
Boots, shoes, and slippers:
United States. --------
Puerto Rico --------...........---------------
Cuba .....-...------------
United Kingdom: England ..-----
France._---------------------
Germany'-... .-------- __-------
Spain ..- --------------------..-
Netherlands ......----------------------
Haiti __-- ---_..---------------
Canada .....----------.......------------......
Dutch West Indies -------.-.------------_
Virgin Islands.. ....----------
British West Indies. ----.---_ ..----------.
Belgium... .--------------- ---..------
Mexico ------- ---------------
China .--.----------------.---.----------
Japan-- ------------_--
French West Indies ---------
Brazil_ .-----___---_-____
Venezuela... ----- -- --------------.....
Panama---------- --------
Colombia -... -..____........._____-- ...

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

Hides and skins of all kinds:
United States ----------------------------................
Puerto Rico --_____.------_-_-_._---.
United Kingdom: England--------
Germany.. -----_ --. -----
Haiti -----------
Belgium. -- ----------
Mexico ----
Czechoslovakia-------------
Ecuador ----------------_-_-----------
Hungary-------- ----------

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

All other:
United States.----. ... ...---------..
Puerto Rico.......------------------------
Cuba _.------- ___------------.
United Kingdom:
England---------------------------
Scotland. __------------- ..... ...-
France ------------------------------------
Germany .......-------------------------------.....
Italy .-----.--... -----------..
Spain -----------------------------------....
Netherlands. ------------
Haiti ------- --------_
Canada ....... ........--------------------
Dutch West Indies -----------------
Switzerland --------------------------------
Belgium ---------------------------------
British India -----------------------
Mexico ------------------------------------
Uruguay- .....--- --------------
Argentina .....---------------------------------
Sweden ---------------------------
Japan .......-----------------------.....
Czechoslovakia .. .---------------------
Brazil............--.......... ....--


Kilos

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


$4, 840

49
3
488
- - - - -


Kilos
- - - - -
- - - -
- - - -
- - - -
- - - -
- - - -


$13,737
45
3

545
3
100
15


------------- 48,915 ---88,044


Pairs Pairs
3,170 9,022 3.807 10,020
106 176 142 213
20 254 18 128
6 20 6 96
1 1 7 29
4 8 8 10
23 20 -- .....-
15 14 3 4
3 3 1 2
12 24 --- -- .......
17 16 15 13
2 4----- -- -- -
2 3 2 1
4 3 5 6
1 1 8 10
-- --- 1 2
4 2 41 15
3 2 1 2
1 2 ------ ----.....
3 5 1 1
1 1 ----------
- -----.....- ------.. 4 2


3,398

Kilos
57, 370
-----------
14
3, 682

22
1


9, 581


142, 546

141
14, 163
------
8
3


7 15

-- 61,096 156 876
61,096 156,876


20,167
341
59------


1,019
-----------
649
302

25
1
1
116
4
2
500

288
4
--- ----

1,467
73
1


4,070

Kilos
78,490
1
419
854
541


10
--------------
697

81, 012


10, 554


217, 116
1
1, 457
4,331
101


46

3,331

226, 383


26,370
155
249

301
12
117
222
246

30

38
26
3
150
66
55

56

1, 331
44
1


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









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP 71


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country

Quantity Value Quantity I Value


Hides and skins and manufactures of-Continued.
All other-Continued.
Chile ...... ------- ----
Venezuela---------------------------------
Panama--. ---------
Ecuador--..-- -___
Colombia_.. ---.. _... -----
Austria----------------------------------.


Total--------- I -------.-- -.--


Horn, bone, hoof, whalebone, vegetable ivory, paste,
celluloid and imitations of same, and manufac-
tures:
United States....---------- --------
Puerto Rico---- -----
Cuba------ .._ _............ ................
United Kingdom:
England-------------------
Scotland .................................
France--... ..............................
Germany--- -------------
Italy---- ------------------
Spain----- -
Netherlands .......---------------_
Denmark--...-----_---....- ---- ...
Haiti ..--------------------.- --.
Canada-----------____ ........... ----
Dutch West Indies-................---- ........
Switzerland__--........................-...
British West Indies---------------------------
Belgium -----.-.... ----
Mexico ............----_-..-- ..-..
Japan. --------------
Czechoslovakia... ------------------
Austria---------- --------
Ecuador ..------------.- -~_~_-_.-__---_-
Palestine and Syria ......-----..............
Venezuela -..........----......... .........
Finland----.......... .......... ....------------

Total--- -------------

Iron and steel and manufactures of:
Cast iron:
Baths, urinals, and water closets:
United States. ------
Cuba ..-.. .- --------------..
Germany----------._------__ -
Japan ........---........ ------.......

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

Kitchen utensils and other articles:
United States ..--------
Puerto Rico ------------
Cuba------------------
United Kingdom: England .-------
France..-----------------------------
Germany---- -------------_--
Belgium-...............--..- .--

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

Pipes and fittings:
United States -..... ...........----
Puerto Rico -----------.-
Cuba... ---- ----
Sweden .... ------------

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

All other:
United States--- ..-.--------...
United Kingdom:
England-------------.............
Scotland -................._........

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


Kilos



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


$2
2
1


------------
1



25,016




13, 748
79
12

35
931
3,763
5, 865
23
5
1
3
---------5-
5
1
77

7, 231
265
60
5
------------
- - - - - -


|Kilos

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


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


--------------
--------------
-------------
--------------
-------.. ....
-------------.
--------------
_ _.-.-.. ....
- - - - -
- - - - - -
- - -_ - - -
...- . ...
-------------
.... ......-
- - - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -

- - - - -
- - - - -


$1
...........-
2
31

29,505




17, 184
18
9

303
23
398
7,684
14, 008
4
131


20
8
263

588
1
8, 550
1,122
5
------------------------------ ------------1
1
S


--- 32, 109 ..___....--- 50, 326




82,861 18,276 101,406 22,223
--. ----- 54 10
-.----- 456 95
-.-...--.-- 124 49

82,861 18,276 102,040 22,377


2,590 545 1,643 529
2,096 277 19 2
7,810 612 38,414 3,618
19, 049 1, 735 7,499 686
--- 24 14
8 1 50 11
217,863 14,025 206,765 16,606

249,416 17,195 254,414 21,466


69, 481 4, 570 136, 984 15,038
2,070 267 -
33, 432 2,064 42, 043 2,672
-- 32 12

104,983 6,901 179,059 17,722


-- 1,582 .-------------- 271

---... ...-. 50 ---- 54
-----.....- 31

------ 1,632 .----------356











72 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Iron and steel and manufactures of-Continued.
Wrought iron, steel, and malleable cast iron:
Cutlery:
United States..........--------------
Puerto Rico .........-------------------
Cuba__..-............----------- ------ -
United Kingdom:
England--...--------.----------.
Scotland..--------------------
Ireland -.... --............-- --------
France......------......... ----- ------ -
Germany-...------ .. -------------
Italy --------------------------
Spain-------------------------
Netherlands ...--------------------
Haiti -.........--.........-----
Canada-........------------------------
Switzerland ...------..................---------------------
Belgium -----------------------
Mexico ......------------------.
Sweden.. --------------
Japan -------------
Czechoslovakia ---- _-..-----------.
French West Indies--.......-----.. ----
Austria..---.......................------------

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

Firearms:
United States.......-------------------.
Germany------------------------
Spain ---------------._.-.-...
Belgium .-------------------------

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

Furniture:
United States........................--
Puerto Rico .-..-----------
Cuba ----- -----------
France ......------------.....
Germany....----------------..................
Netherlands---........... ...........
Belgium ...........-------------
Japan --..-...----------------..

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

Household ware:
United States-..........--.............
Puerto Rico ...............-------------
Cuba....................---------- ------
United Kingdom:
England ..---..................
Scotland-------------.-----------
France...............................------------------------
Germany ...-----------------------
Spain. -----... ---- ---------..---
Netherlands --------------------
Denmark......---------...........----.....-----
Haiti -----........ ....................
Canada...-----........----------....---------...
British West Indies........-...........
Belgium --------------------
Sweden ----------------
Japan --------------------------------
Czechoslovakia .-------------------
Austria... .....--------- -..... ------
Poland and Danzig... ...- _------
Finland--....--------------------
Australia............................----------------------

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

Nails and tacks:
United States --..---....-.-------------
United Kingdom:
England-..............-------------
Scotland..--------------------...................--


Kilos

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

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


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

--------- __-_

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


$8,416
103
10

14
1
--- -- -----
128
18,888
1
35
2
3
9

41
387
1,404
9
2
------------


Kilos
--------------
--------------
--------------

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


$11,278
37
6

76
------------
9
70
23, 013
23
270
7
3
13
6
221
1
25
4,108
35
6
2


------------- 29,453 39, 208


--------- -- 647
----- 92 .........--------------. 109
.. 6,877 .........-- ..
--713 -------------- 874

----- 7,682 ---- ------ 1,530


53, 784 16, 500 44,249 23,209
49 10 118 48
167 33 ........ ...........
35 9 ...-------- ---.---
2,800 642 2, 06 500
----- 5 2
14 13 ....---- ..---- .-- .---
65 15 7 4

56, 914 17, 222 46,885 23,763


-----.---- 23,980 --.........--- 24,137

-....-----.. 27 -. 4,251

---------- 2,048 ------ 7,065
---------- 3 ---------- 2
-- ------ -----------.-- 85
20,139 ------- 26,884
38 ........---- ......
-4 --....---..--- 15
---------- 147 -.........- 282
-...------. 46 --. 1
........... 522 -. 152
-------------- -- ----- -------------- 2
.1,8513 --.------ ,2,282
---- 312 -l-_.....-- 115
--3,997 ---------- 8,761
-4,149 .------------ 7,456
-------------- ------------ -------------- 10

22
-------------- ------------ -------------- 17
------------- -- -----17

S57,127 1 81,867


106,751

5,260
332


11,617 1 224,195


23,802

404
38









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Iron and steel and manufactures of-Continued.
Wrought iron, steel, and malleable cast iron-
Continued.
Nails and tacks-Continued.
Germany------------------------------
Netherlands .-------------------------
Belgium.- .
Sweden ..... -----
Japan----------------------------------
Czechoslovakia .....----------.
Total---------------

Pipes and fittings:
United States-......--
Puerto Rico-.............--------..-
Cuba--.......---------.........
United Kingdom:
England.. ........-------------
Scotland.........------------------
France ---------.--...... -----------..-
Germany .......---------------------
Total ................................

Rails and railway track material:
United States..----......--------------
United Kingdom: Scotland............
Total--........--------..--.....-----

Structural material:
Galvanized sheets:
United States......----------
United Kingdom: England........
Germany ------------
Belgium .........................
Japan-----------------------------
Poland and Danzig --------
Total -----...... ................
Large pieces for building and similar
uses:
United States....----- -------
Puerto Rico ...........------
Cuba .... ..---....................
Germany--.....----- ------
Italy. -------
British West Indies................
Belgium ---.......................
Total----------------------------
All other:
United States ----------... --
Puerto Rico ...------------
Cuba ........ .........--------
United Kingdom:
England------------------
Scotland ---................
France--------- -- .---...... ---
Germany ------------
Netherlands_.....----------
Belgium ------..
Sweden --------------------------
Total-.........................
Surgical and dental instruments of all kinds:
United States--- .... ----------
Puerto Rico ..---------- .-------
Cuba-------------- --....... --
United Kingdom: England---.
France-- ..------------- --...--..
Germany ----..... -----------
Spain-.---...... ----------------... -
Netherlands---------------------------
Belgium--.............................---------
Japan----............................-----
Austria -----------..... ------------
Total---............---................


Kilos
777,168
5,432
6,132
1,453

16,731


$41,596
618
283
234

2, 833


Kilos
220,079
6,169
28,941
1,025
463
30,788


$21,759
769
2,244
202
72
6,128


919, 262 58,014 514,828 55,418

469,102 58,535 745,657 102,810
4,880 1,409 14 4
10 4 18,182 1,005

14, 270 1,336 78,108 5,052
...... ---- 1 1
1,933 289 ........--- ..........-
29,317 2,329 9,786 859
519, 512 63,902 851,748 109, 731

314,902 14,351 248,940 18,974
268 24 322 29
315,170 14,375 249,262 19,003


288,956 19,771 362,728 35,120
10,671 634 17,189 1,586
30, 543 2,488 38, 683 4, 291
724,185 41,221 1,226,172 99,842
-------.------ ...... 272 3
-..--.. ---- --- 104,775 9,157
1,054,355 64,114 1,749,819 149,999


706,190 167,300 569,360 89,144
95 27 ..
1,137 89 ---------
29,800 983
1,457 602 -- ...
2,976 180
13.820 431 28,342 1,841
755,475 169,612 597,702 90,985

1,213, 251 66,018 919,154 81,197
1,220 181 298 35
1,471 171 ........ ............

1,497 134 234 146
919 39 1,534 152
-.. .................. 151,050 9,685
2, 272, 942 86, 297 766,809 36, 993
9,385 383 17 6
99,122 2,993 995,276 48, 773
5, 757 523 80, 509 6,824
3, 605, 564 156,739 2,914,881 183,811

5,057 ....- ... 7,973
2 .... 7
.....------ 31 ............. 3
-- 44 -..------- 21
---2,6- 2,604 ------- 2,851
----1,912 --.------ -- 1,867
30 --.- ---- 15
------ 5 ...... 13
-----....... 236 .------. 75
--- 731 ---------- 2,744
42
------- 10,652 -------------- 15,601









74 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1986-Continued.


Article and country


Iron and steel and manufactures of-Continued.
Wrought iron, steel, and malleable cast iron-
Continued.
Tools and implements:
United States ---.. ---------------
Puerto Rico---------------------------
Cuba__----------------
United Kingdom:
England.....------------------------
Scotland-----------------------
France--------------
Germany___ _...........---------
Italy -----------------
Netherlands----------------------
Haiti -------------------------
Switzerland --------------
Belgium ...-- ...----------
Mexico_ ---... .. ... .. ------------
Sweden ------------
Japan ----------------------------------
Czechoslovakia ------------------

Total--.-------.........-------------
Wire:
Barbed wire:
United States. ....---- ------------
Germany ------------------------------
Netherlands --------------------------
Belgium-----------------------------

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

Plain wire, galvanized or not:
United States --- -----
Puerto Rico .....-----------
United Kingdom: England-----------
France.....---------------------
,Germany------------------------------
Netherlands..-.....----...---- ------.. .
Belgium..----------.........--....-----------

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

All other:
United States................----------------------
Puerto Rico-------- -----------
Cuba.------------...-------. ------
United Kingdom:
England...------------ --------------
Scotland-----... -----------------
France....--------- -----------------------
Germany ----------- -----------
Italy ..--------- ---..---------------
Spain --------------------------------------
Netherlands -----------------------
Denmark...------------- ----------------
Canada_---------------------------------
Dutch West Indies -------------------
Switzerland ........---------------------
Belgium ---------------------------------
Mexico ---------------------------------
Argentina ---------------------------- -.
Sweden ----------------------------------
Norway_ --------------------------------
Japan ------------------------------------
Czechoslovakia -----------------
Palestine and Syria ----------
Austria ----------------------------------
French West Indies-... -- ............-

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

Liquors and beverages:
Beer and malt liquors:
United States------------------------------
United Kingdom:
England __----------------------------
Scotland......--.......................
Scotland---------------.............


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936


Quantity





Kilos



:::::-:-------
---- -- -- ---


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




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


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Value I Quantity I Value


Kilos
$18,171 ..--------.
401 ----
1 --------------

77---------
75 .-------...
12 ---.----
5,110 ------
51


15 3--------
15
3 -------- ------
3
120 ---
48 ----------
------------ --------------


$25,846
78
10

84
73
91
7,638
84
5
25
----.-------
103
19
4


--...-- ---- 24,085 ------------ 34,060


173, 673 8,998 406,148 29,313
660, 363 32,691 549,879 34, 731
4.....- ------. ------ 9,300 714
84,839 4,486 42,790 3,705

918,875 46,175 1,008,117 68,463


176,041 15,490 690,875 46,852
793 310
.- 5,742 1,882
1 1 -- --- -----..
106,109 8,574 70,550 6,523
.----- --- 2 2
4, 645 385 8, 349 884

287,589 24,660 775,518 56,143


-... .....-. 164,443 ------....---- 199,923
----------- 1,738 -------- 1,260
------------ 281 ---.. ...--.--. 1,773

- 7,664 ---------- 9, 675
-535 ...-----.---. 213
----- 7,568 -- ------- 1,446
- 21,917 ------------ 45,069
6 -------------- 550
98 --------.. 33
-- -95 ------- 339
--- 68 -- -------- 6
- 581 ------ 1,387
-....... 1 --------- -------
--- 156 -------------- 368
- 1,510 ------------ 3,516
12
-- --------- -. 31
------ 531 --------- 934
11
--2, 696 --------- 2,154
118 ------------- 372
------- 3 ------------ 1
------37 ------- 13
-- -- ----- 62

-----. 210,108 ------- 269,086


Liters
5, 592

1,411
83, 624


Liters
1,004 15,787 2,868

259 1, 548 216
11,042 127, 428 17,051









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1986-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country

Quantity Value Quantity Value


Liquors and beverages-Continued.
Beer and malt liquors-Continued.
Germany. ---------------------
Spain ___ __------------------
Netherlands -------------------------------
Belgium... --- -----------------..
Japan--......-_..- ....._....__-- ...-.._..

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

Cider:
United States--....--...- ........------
United Kingdom: England. --------.--
France------------------------------------
Spain-----------------------------
Belgium---.----------------....---------

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

Spirits distilled:
Sherry cognac:
France--------------------------------
Spain-------------..........---------

Total---------- ---------

All other:
United States--------------------------
Puerto Rico----------------------------
Cuba----
United Kingdom:
England. -------
Scotland.. ----.
France.----------- --
Germany -.----_ _---
Italy ----------------------------------
Spain ..------------------------
Netherlands ...-------------------------
Denmark--------------------.---------
Haiti -----------------
Canada-------------------------------
Dutch West Indies--...----............
British West Indies----.........---...
Belgium-. ....------------------------
Sweden-------__--. ---. ----
French West Indies--------------------
Greece--------------------------------
Hungary ...---- ...-----------------

Total..............................--------
Wines:
Generosos (fine):
France---------------------
Germany---- ------
Italy --.-------------------------------
Spain..-------------------.-
Netherlands--------------------------
Portugal --_----------__-_____.-------

Total. -._ ----------- _

All other:
United States...----------------------.
Puerto Rico --.-__--------------
United Kingdom: England--------
France---- ---- -------
Germany.----------------
Italy----- ----------- -
Spain----- ------------
Netherlands ---- ----
H aiti -- ------------------- -.. ---------
British West Indies ...-----.----------
Austria ----_---_ __.----___..- ----._---
French West Indies-----------------...
Portugal.--------.... ...........

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


Liters
77, 709
408
20, 764
25
8


$11, 874
178
3, 490
10
1


Liters
86, 639
-----28, 831

- - - - -
- - - - -


$13,309

4, 349


189, 541 27, 858 260, 233 37, 793


23 5 -
24 10 --
-- ----- .. -. ---- 19 7
3, 533 1,461 .. .... .. .
..........---- .....- ... 11 2

3,580 1,476 30 9


11 24
18,388 21,456 6,273 7,683

18,399 21,480 6,273 7,683


239 292 457 483
9 9 5 5
1,094 1,242 1,008 1,246

2,431 2,007 3,173 3,412
4, 807 6, 754 7,080 9, 374
2,402 2,415 9,913 9,984
2 6 3 3
------- ---- 138 96
570 578 1,183 1,178
7 65 10 11
----- ------ 9 15
69 73 28 33
251 239 402 383
1 1
3 5 1 1
5 7 ---
1 1
574 216 69 40
1 1
------- ..-- ---.... 1 1
------ ----- 1 3

12,465 13,910 23,481 26,268


244 185 8,936 3,719
117 396 --. ......
. ------ --- --- 165 82
21,800 8,254 2,100 800
------- 3 2
. ------- --- -- 100 91

22,161 8,835 11,304 4,694


8 7 3,087 876
------- --87 50
6 10 39 53
4, 520 5,461 46, 209 29,466
204 246 81 94
904 324
58,568 14,830 21,038 3,958
7 6
61 129 ..........
8 17 7 3
19 17 ............
18 11 3 5
113 131 19 23


20,859


, I 34,848


71, 481


63,525


34, 848










76 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1987, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Article and country


Liquors and beverages-Continued.
All other:
United States...------------------- ---
Puerto Rico .-----.-------------------
Cuba -----------... -----------------
United Kingdom: England---- .. ---------
France -------------.----.--------------
Germany....---------.. ---------------
Italy .-..--------------------------
Spain _. --------------------- -------
Netherlands ..--------------------------
Haiti _---------... ----------------
Dutch West Indies___ --
British West Indies._ --------
Japan ---..---------------
French West Indies.....-----------------

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

Machinery and apparatus:
Electrical machinery, apparatus, and appliances:
Radios and radio-phonographs:
United States.------------------
Puerto Rico-.... ---------------------
Cuba ..-------------- ---
Germany ------------------------------
Netherlands ...------------------

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

All other:
United States -------------------
Puerto Rico ...------------------------
Cuba -......----------- ------
United Kingdom:
England ------------------------
Scotland....----------------------
France .-----.------------------------
Germany_ ------- -----------------
Spain ------.------------------------
Netherlands --------------------------
Denmark -...-..----------------
Haiti...----.------- ----
Canada...-----------.----------------
Switzerland ---------------------------
British West Indies .....-----. --------
Belgium_.. --------------------------
Sweden ---- ----------------------
Japan -------------------------------
Colombia ..--------------------------
Peru .---..--------------------------
Austria..-----------------------------
Total--.......-....-- ----------------

Engines, steam, machinery, hydraulic motor,
of petroleum, gasoline (except for automo-
biles), naphtha, and compressed air:
United States-..----.----------------
Cuba -------- ------------
United Kingdom: England-....- -----
Germany --.....----------------- ---
Belgium ....-----------------------
Sweden......------....---- -----...---

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

Power pumps:
United States..-- ----- ------------
Puerto Rico--...-----------.------
Cuba -------.. ------------ ----------
United Kingdom: England -.........--
Germany ---------------------------------
Canada--...-----------------------------

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


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936


Quantity Value


Liters
75, 475
1,707
14.4
2,005
9,553

3, 259
---------5-
50
14
33
923
17


$17, 461
291
10
533
1,291

1,236
----------g-
8
2
108
94
3


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Quantity Value


Liters
56, 014
13
-----------
80
15, 333
3,097
287
4,162
41
-is
78
---------19
19


$12, 360
2
43
1,707
748
52
1,028
8


193
2------------
2


93,180 21,027 79,124 16,143


Number Number
989 47,000 1,433 53,319
2 22 3 35
2 94
8 653
203 8,788 217 8,545

1,194 55,810 1,663 62,646


.--- 106, 077 ---------- 121, 216
60 155
14 ---------- 518

--- 932 .----------- 267
7 -------------- -----.------
7-------------- -4

5--------------
988 -------..... 1,024
45
:--- ..- .. .. .. ... I -... .... 45.
.......... 31 ------ --
10 -...........- 341
-2 -.---...-. 1
-------------- ---15
91 -...-- ..--- 58
-- 723 ------------ 987
241 101
-------------- 241 ----- ---- 101
2 ------------ - 25
444
----- ------- - ---------- 444

----- 110,886 -------------- 133,287



28, 187 -..---------. 90, 598
20 ...................
3,249 ..------
---- 6,171 ------- 15, 786
10 -------
....---- ---.-- ---- 1,184

------------ 37,637 ..- -------- 107,568

--- 4,596 ....---..--.. 6,644
375 .-------
- --- 1,100
---- 66 ------- -----
207 ..----------.. 72
........- 39

------ 5,244 ---------- 7,855








REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


,SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the Calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country

Quantity Value Quantity Value


Machinery and apparatus-Continued.
Sewing machines:
United States--...-......... ....---- ----
Puerto Rico-.---------------------
United Kingdom: England......-----------
Germany .................................

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

Sugar machinery:
United States-............................
Germany....-------- ---------

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

Typewriting machines:
United States- .....--.....................
Puerto Rico ----------------
United Kingdom: England..-------------
France-------------..................................----------
Germany ... ------------.........
Canada--- ------------------------
Switzerland -----...... ..---------------
Belgium--.. ------------------
Austria -------------------------
French West Indies.......................

Total__.. ........_.......------------

All other:
United States -------------
Puerto Rico -----... --------..... -
Cuba .. _..--------------------
United Kingdom:
England ......---------------------
Scotland..--.........----------------
France.....- ................__-- ......
Germany .--.....----................--
Italy ---_ __. -----........-----.- -
Spain----... ....................----
Netherlands -----------------------
Denmark ----.--..------------------------
Haiti --------.. ........... ---......
Canada---.....-.............-......
Dutch West Indies __----- .----------.. --
Belgium ..----- .........---------
Argentina--...--__..--- ..------....
Sweden .... ------ ........--------------..
Japan .---_____.---------------....
Czechoslovakia .... --------------.- -
Finland __. _--... -- ........----------
Austria --..........-----------------------
Chile --.. ---... --------.... --....

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

Musical instruments and parts of:
United States -------------.......................--
Puerto Rico.---.....------..--------..------
Cuba .. ..------. ------.--------------
United Kingdom: England ....--------
France -------........------..................--------------------
Germany --............---- .-------------
'Spain ..................-------------------
Denmark--------------.....---------------
Canada.......------------------------------
Dutch West Indies .---..-..........------------
Switzerland..................---------------------------
Japan ..-- -------------------------------
Czechoslovakia ------------------------
French West Indies-....-. -----.........-......
,'enezuela---......... ...- -------..-------

'Total........ ..............................-


$13, 716
24

.. 409

14, 148


$6, 293
65
1
2,287

8, 646


-......- 40,935 --..... .------. 7,166
---...--- 1 -............. --...........

-..--- 40,936 ----------- 57,166


.. 16,287 ..--...--..... 24,950
.............. 12 ........... .
-------------- ------------ -------------- 3
.... ... ...... 2 .............. 2
------ 2 ---------- 2
-.. - 401 .------.. .. 1,008
---.----....-- 23 ----- 63
---...---.-- ----.-- -- ----- 107
1
---. ---- 1 ----------- 85
---- ----- go ------ 85
-------- --------- -----------1---

---. -... .-.. 16,816 -----.. 26,209


-.---- 252,737 ------------- 392,146
------.- 282 ..--... 386
-- 286 ---------- 7,800

------- 10,849 ---------.. ... 4,001
-------------- 284 ------- .... 921
---.... ..-- 189 6--.- ------ 583
- 14,789 -------------- 39,664
-------.........--...- 2 .....-----... ...........
978 -.-.-.---- 157
226-------- 226 ------ 413
-........ 730 ..----.. ... 1,238
.------ ............. 2,480
--------- 27 ---------------- 89
--------............ 27 -........... 89
.......... 10
----.... 3,044 -...--------. 1,743
...---.. 11 ----- 1
-...-.. 913 -............ 510
.-........ 1,906 ......-----... 3,085
-------.--- -------- ----- 104
.--....... 40 ---------.- 55
...------- ----.. -.------.... 4
.---..........----- ----..... ..------.-- 6

------- 287,303 --------- 455,386


... 1,811 ---.-------- 56,217
. ..----...... 59 47
-...----.- 24 -...-...... 17
..------....- 2 .... ........ ..-
........... 683 -..----- 1,164
......... 2,402 ----- 4,174
---------- ... 65 --------------.. 6
- ------------- 4 -------------- ---------
-------------- -------- --- -------------- 1
-----------........ ---............. 4
------------- ------------ -------------- 2
.------ 212 ------------ 185
-28 ------.- 28
-----.------- ------------ ----- 3
.---.---- ........ ...... .. 23

..----------- 69 5, 290 10,921









78 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued

Jan. 1 to Dec. 31,1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31,1937


Article and country


Oils, mineral:
Crude oil for fuel:
United States. -------- --------------
Dutch West Indies-------.------------
Total ---------..... --------------------

Gasoline:
United States ---------------------.---
Dutch West Indies---..-----.----------
British West Indies .......-- ---------
Total.. .-- ------...... .----------------
Illuminating oil:
United States..--- ------....------------
Dutch West Indies ...---------------------
Total....-----------------------------


Lubricating oil:
United States--------------------------
Puerto Rico --.......---....--------------.
United Kingdom:
England....---------------------
Scotland........-----------------------
Germany .---------------.. .---------
Dutch West Indies --------------
Belgium ....------------------------------
Total .......-- ....--------. .----------
All other:
United States---------.......................-----------
Puerto Rico ...---------------------
Cuba ----..................-------------------------
United Kingdom:
England -----------------------------
Scotland .------------ ------
Germany --------------------------------............
Haiti ..--.-----......----------- -------
Canada_____ ..---------------------------
Dutch West Indies ....---------
British India. --------- -- --
Mexico-----------------------------------
Dutch East Indies------------------------
Total ---..........-------------.....................
Paints, pigments, varnishes, inks, colors, and dyes:
Paints and pigments:
United States -- ------ ---
Puerto Rico --------------
Cuba ---- ------ ------............
United Kingdom:
England .....----------------------------
Scotland-....................---------
France ---- ----...-------------------
Germany_------------ -------------
Spain----------------------------
Netherlands --...------------------..
Denmark .......-------------------------
Canada_ _------------------------------
Dutch West Indies .......--- ---------
Belgium .......-----------------------------
Sweden-.........................-------------------------
Japan --..-----...........---------------------
Total...--........---- .......------.. ----
Varnishes, driers, and shellacs:
United States ----............ -------....
Puerto Rico--- -------------
Cuba....... ..---------
United Kingdom: England --------------
France ---------------------------------.......................
Germany ..........---------------...----------......
Netherlands ..................------------------------
Haiti ---------------
Belgium ...---- -------------------------
Japan.-- ------------------
Austria-...................................-


Quantity Value


Kilos


1, 031, 808L
24,636, 568
25,668,376

Gallons
1, 819, 271
2, 009, 543
210, 589
4,039,403


Quantity IValue


Kilos


$24,491
132, 934
157, 425

150, 311
122,499
31, 282
304,092


132, U90 1, 367, 28
151, 773 23,433,608
164,680 24, 970, 896


128, 011
148,664
15, 571
292, 246


Gallons
2, 001,918
1,490, 089
421, 360
3, 913, 367


1, 283,205 147,790 1,358,781 163,901
131,313 10,939 104,843 8,716


1,414,518


158,729 1,463,624 172,617


Kilos Kilos
1,097,962 69,439 1,546,198 84,405
-.---------- ------- 8 4

3,795 520 2,050 279
........----- .......... 146 24
481 44 421 83
179,248 4,826 44,369 1,639
-------- ------.------ 27 4
1, 281,486 74, 829 1, 593, 219 86, 438

1,060, 886 35, 298 920, 273 37, 087
5 10 .. -- -- ---
---- -- ----------- 181 13

14,670 354 28,998 2,299
1,219 68 1,016 36
79 17 88 3,
--...--- -- --... ---.. 550 35
2 3 5 5
2,636 30 .........-......
70, 242 5,498 81,440 6,182
---- ------ ----- 4 1
16, 18 1,498 ...-- --
1,165,877 42,776 1,032,555 45,692


229,941 42,264 327,149 62,259
601 391 387 370
3 1 20 8

133,937 21,772 137,567 20,955
32 8 168 32
150 73 1,466 200
5,472 811 5,128 844
1,643 108--------------
99 38 1,395 233
13 38
1,206 174-
5 1 5 1
133 26 5, 968 970
.----- -------- 103 14
360 43 2 1
373, 595 65, 748 479, 358 85, 887

73,879 30,784 81,668 33,802
441 140 38 22
18 6 10 10
2,478 1,000 604 253
7 17 2 1
18 15 118 131
..........--- ....... 1,096 287
188 50 121 44
52 18 211 23
1 1 637 91
-.----- ---------2 4


Total-....................------ -------. 77, 082 32,031 84, 507 34,668









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Paints, pigments, varnishes-Continued.
Writing, printing, and lithographic inks:
United States ---------------------
Puerto Rico... ....-----------------------
Cuba .....-------...--------------------
United Kingdom:
England -----------------------
Scotland........------ --. -------------
France--...................-------------------------
Germany..-----------------------
Denmark --.----------------------------- -
Canada ....-----------------------------
Belgium -------------------------
Japan---------------------------------
Austria -------------------------------

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

All other:
United States...........................------------
Puerto Rico ....----..------ -----------
Cuba ---...................-.....-..
United Kingdom:
England -----------------------------
Scotland..---...----------------------
France .....----------------------.-----
Germany ..........................------------------------
Italy ...........................-----------------------------
Spain----...--. ----------------------------
Netherlands --.-------------------------
Denmark .....---------------------..----
Canada -------------------..................---------------
Belgium --------------------......................-------------
Argentina- .............------------------
China ----------....------.........................
Japan --------.....................----------------------------
Paraguay .......---------- -------------
French West Indies ------------.. ---


Total ..-----------. ..--------------- I ---


Paper and manufactures:
Blank books:

Puerto Rico. -------- ---------------
Cuba --.. -------------
United Kingdom:
England ....--.......----------------
Scotland--..----......-----------------
France --- ....------...........--------
Germany ..------.... ..-----------------.
Spain ....--------------- ---..-------
Netherlands __ ........-------------
Haiti .....-------...................
Canada ........----------------------------------
Switzerland --------------------------------
Belgium------------------------------
British India------------------------------
Mexico .......-----------------------------
Japan-------- ----------
French West Indies.----------------------

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


Cardboard:
Boxes:
United States ----------------------
Puerto Rico ---------------------
Cuba --.............--..........-----------
United Kingdom: England...... --...
France -------------------------------
Germany-- ---------------------
Italy --------------
Spain ...................----------------------------
Haiti -------------.....-----
Canada------------------------------.
54741-38---6


Kilos
7, 722



159
--------------
--------------
1, 858
788
69

87
203


$2, 639



105
------------
-----------.
1, 116
277
22
-------
8
236


Kilos
10,118
4
2

231
5
2
3, 061
2
211
624

278


10,886 4,403 14,538 7,052


26,770 ------
3---------
4 --------

2,591 -------
3----------
151 --
10,661 ----
- - --- -------------..
52 .-
91------
768---------
21 ---
35---------
2, 217 ---
1 -----
679---
932.--

44,979--------
44, 979 --------------


23, 946
11
2

66
102
10
325
2
3
12
105
182
2

39


..-... 24,807 ..23, 596


189,906
325
2,330
5
38
2, 902
-----------
266

6


27,728
45
1,499
5
105
2, 729

354

3


191, 750
47
1, 247
22
12
3,000
4

752
54


$4, 479
5
2

102
2
4
1, 980
2
79
120

277


32,357
5
152

2,515
1
2,473
17, 060
31
15
27
284
61
2
117

760
6,473
1

62, 334



22, 304
6
11

253
31
164
355


1
424
24
11
1
4
3
4


30, 059
38
838
12
36
1,802
1

60
31


--


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80 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

SCHEDUTLE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1986-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country

Quantity Value Quantity Value


Paper and manufactures-Continued.
Cardboard-Continued.
Boxes-Continued.
Switzerland---- --------------
Belgium_------------- -
Mexico---------------------------------
Japan---- --------.--..--.-----
Czechoslovakia..... --------------
Total----......................------

All other:
United States.......---------------.
Puerto Rico.....----------- ----------.
France--- ---------------------
Germany -------------- --
Netherlands-....---------------------
Canada-------------------------...-----
Sweden _-----.-.--------..--- ...-
Czechoslovakia------------------------
Finland ---.... -----------------
Total--------------------.-----------


Playing cards:
United States.--.---------
Puerto Rico-------------.
United Kingdom:
England -------......
Scotland-------------
France--------------------
Germany---------------.
Spain-----------
Canada ---- -----
Belgium ---- ---
China...............-------
T- I l


o a ------------------------------------
Wrapping paper in sheets, rolls, or bags:
United States---- ---------------.-
Puerto Rico ----- ----------....-..
France-----------..........
Germany----- -------_ -
Italy---
N etherlands ------------------- ...--- .
D en m ark -- -- ---------- --_-_ -. -.. - ...._
Haiti- -----------------.
Canada--- -------------------------------
Switzerland ..---.----------
Belgium ----------------.------- --.. .
Sweden --- ---------
Latvia ------------------
Finland-------- ----
Estonia ---
Total -........................-
Writing and printing paper:
United States---------- --------
Puerto Rico------..----.--- -
Cuba.---.- ----
United Kingdom:
England----------------------... __-..
Scotland -----. ---.-- --..-
France-------------- -------------... --
Germany -----------------------..-..... -
Netherlands .---- ____
Denmark -------.. ...
Haiti .----..----- ------------
Canada ---------------- --
Belgium ----------------.---.- ----____-. _
Sweden --------------------- - --.... -- --..
Czechoslovakia ..----------------------.
Finland -----
Estonia------------------------- -----.....
French West Indies -----------------
Latvia---------------------------- ..------
Total----------------.........------------------


Kilos

12
--------------
527
23
196,340


77, 795
1

1,325
9,657
59
7, 532
--------------

96,369

Number of
sets
291
2

2
36
- -------------

13,252



13,583

Kilos
332,999

16
16,775
29


-------------- s
$1
------------
207
7
32,683


7, 957
1
-------^--
316
345
11
658
------------

9,288



83
1

2
3
------------

1, 350



1,439


31,176
------------
5
1,100
7


""""1 _----------
105 31

49,719 3,064


113
596, 497
44, 009
65,196
148, 547
1,254,005


8
37,116
2, 503
4,103
9,434
88, 547


1
45
1
1, 024
14
197,973


200, 928
10
2,628
2,304
5,045
57
8, 947
11
308
220,238

Number of
sets
1, 021



24
1
48

2
50
10
1,156

Kilos
372, 931
1, 613
2
795
374
4,744
1,459
984
429
740

295, 341

159, 093
266, 549
1,105, 054


$2
14
1
128
13
33,035


18, 194
15
381
160
209
9
846
4
15
19,833



207


2
2
3

1
5
1
221


39,777
174
12
190
80
376
153
50
62
82

23, 148

15, 526
22, 711
102, 341


--- 37,832 -- ------ 62,894
--- -- 1 -.-1... .
----- 2 -------...... 3

---- --.... 70 ..-........_. 8
----..... ........ 321
-. ----- 151 .............. 13
------ 457 ...- 1,635
---- 202 3
.---------- 84 -- ............
-------------- ------.--- ---..-..-.. .. I
1
.-- -- 4,076 ------....--------... 5, 931
------- ------ --- 150
.----.--- 2,615 -- -- 2,355
-------- 395 .- ...- 446
----- 3,260 7,085
-. -- 325 ....-- 299
-------------. --..--..-------- -.------------- 25
---------. 49,470 -.. 81,172
49, 470----------------81, 172


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REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP 81


:SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1986-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937

Article and country

Quantity Value Quantity Value


TPaper and manufactures-Continued.
All other:
United States.. ----------------------
Puerto Rico- .------------------------
Cuba.. -----------.-----------------
United Kingdom:
England .--------------- -----------
Scotland ------------------------
Ireland .---- --------------------
France -----------------------------
Germany---------------------------------
Italy ------------------------------
Spain --------------------------- ---
Netherlands -. -----------------------
Denmark ---.----------------------------
Haiti ...--- ---- ------- -------------- -
Canada --- --------------------------
Dutch West Indies-._-----.---------------
Switzerland _-------- --------------
Virgin Islands. .----------- ---------
British West Indies -----.-------------
Belgium ._-----_-------------------------
Mexico .----------.------------------
Uruguay _----------.. --------------
Argentina-- -------.----------------
Sweden-----------------------------------
Norway ----_.--------------------------
China -------.--------------------------
Japan -----...------------------------------
Czechoslovakia --. .------------ -----
Palestine and Syria_ .---------------
Austria ..------------------------------
Guatemala .------- --------------------
Venezuela -------------.----------------
Finland -----------------------------
Panama .------------.-----------------
Ecuador _------------------------------
Colombia-..-..-----------------------
French West Indies ------.--------------
Latvia.---- ----------------
Peru .----------------------------------


Kilo8
--------------
--------------
--------------

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


Kilos
$68,287 ............
100 ..-------
401 .......-----


915
6

1,323
5,944
5
9, 909
196
1
48
605
21
34
1
1
179
1
10
1
1,078
444
2
2,481
1
4
511
1
13
818
53
1


$91,418
298
1,691

397
29
193
982
10,056
36
6,988
142
1
94
2,276
50
29


907
24

---------
1, 214
889
9
2, 587
18
1
998

-- ------ --
2,074
41

5
14
21
20


Total...---------------------------- -------- 1.. 93,395 1 -| 123,502


Pearls, precious stones and imitations of, unset:
United States-..------------------------ --
France--...---------------------------
Germany .---------------------------------

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

Perfumery, cosmetics, and other toilet preparations:
Dentifrices, toilet water, lotions and hair prepa-
rations:
United States.-----------------------
Puerto Rico- ------------------------------
Cuba ------------------- -------
United Kingdom: England _----------.---
France -------------
Germany_ ------------.-----------------
Italy ------------------------------- --
Spain .-----------------------------------
Netherlands----...----------------
Canada .---------------------- --
Dutch West Indies ----------------- ---
Switzerland .---------------------------
British West Indies...-----------------
Belgium -.------------------------------
Uruguay ----.--------------------------
Argentina---------------------------------
China ---------.. -------------------
Japan ----.-------- ---------------------
Venezuela ---- ------- ----------------
Palestine and Syria...------.. -------------
French West Indies ..--------------------

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


... .. 25 -1 .------ 95
1
-- - -- -- --- - - - - - ---- - 1
---------::-: 18 .------.-. 56

----3 -------- 101




15, 907 23, 906 22, 659 30, 246
42 44 459 382
565 763 614 803
3 4 1 3
1,895 3,120 10,050 11,983
1,240 1,135 3,387 2,924
1 2
2, 497 4, 388 1,864 2, 710
1 1 3 3
3 4 5 41
4 5
--- 1 1
2 1
22 16 25 37
3 2-- ----- ---------
1 5
- - ----- --- -- - 1 5
17 11 17 3
92 115 22 22
1 1 ..---------------
---2 2
---- ---- 2 2

22, 288 33, 10 39,119 49,175


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82 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country

Quantity Value Quantity Value


Perfumery, cosmetics, etc.-Continued.
Essential oils, extract and products used in pre-
paring perfumery, soaps, and liquors:
United States---- --- ---.----
Puerto Rico-------------------------------
Cuba-- ------
United Kingdom: England -----------
France------------------------------------
Germany .... -.. --------------
Italy_-- --------
Spain------ .----------....
etherlands ...--------
Canada ------------------
Dutch West Indies .......----------------
Belgium...---------------- ----
Japan--- -------------------------
Czechoslovakia---------------------------
Dutch East Indies...----------------------
Ceylon...-------------------------------

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

Face paints, eyebrow and eyelash pencils, car-
mine for lips and cheeks, depilatory prepara-
tions, cosmetics, and nail polish:
United States.. ----------------
Puerto Rico ------- ---
Cuba -.----- ----- ----
United Kingdom: England----------
France-----------------------------------
Germany .-... _-- ----------------------._
Spain-_------------ ------------------
Netherlands .....--------------------------
Canada----------------------------------
Dutch West Indies_.------.... ...---------
British West Indies_....... __-------. -
Belgium..-----------------
Mexico------------------------------------.
Argentina -------------------------------.-
Japan--------------------------------------

Total------------------- -- -----

Toilet powder:
United States ---- ---------------
Puerto Rico.. -----------
Cuba....---------------------------------
United Kingdom: England--.-------------.
France_------------------
Germany ------------------
Italy------------
Spain_-------------------------------------
Haiti -------------------..................------
Canada -----------------------------------
Dutch West Indies..-----------------------
Belgium.....------------------------------
Mexico------------------------------ ------
Japan------.. -----------------------------

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


other:
United States..---------------------------- ------
Puerto Rico.....-------------.....................
Cuba-------- -------------- ------
United Kingdom: England_ -. ------------ ------
France..--.... ------------------------ ---
Germany. ----------- ---
Spain--- -
Dutch West Indies------- -------
Virgin Islands----------------------------- ------
Belgium.....---------------------------------- ------
Uruguay---------------------------------- ------
Argentina ..........--------------------------------- ------
China -------------------------------------- -----
Japan-----------------------------------... ------
Greece ------------------------------------....... ------

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


Kilos
-----------.







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


$4,422
6

79
1, 205
952

10
2,989
41

18
32
4
42
42


Kilos
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
- - - - -
--------------
|----------
I---- -- -- -
--------------
--------------
--------------
- - - - -
-------------


$8,570
159
40
20
734
1,\'38
68

3,574

1
12
2
2

67


--------- 9,800------ 14,987




----- ----. 4,668 ----------9, 016
--- 31 -- 96
--. 3 -.----------- 29
23 ------------ 4
-- -- 1,996 ------------- 5,169
-- 92-- 75
-- ----- 29 ------------ 106
----------- 11
----.. - 1 ------------- 1
-...........--------- 1 ------------- 1
...------------- --. -- ------ 2
2 ------------ 4
- - ---- - - -- 1 - -- - -- - --
---::::--.... 2 ------------ 2
1 -- --- 15---------- 122

----------- 6,875 -------------- 14,627


5, 206 4,994 9, 241 9,973
28 24 182 89
411 314 297 183
-- ----- ---. 7 12
1,031 2,127 4,660 7,486
2,164 1,591 3,274 2,269
5 6 -----
243 637 307 830
1 1 1 1
5 3 ----------
------ .--- 1 1
5 2 11 17
---- ----- 4 2
2 1 6 8

9,101 9,700 17, 991 20, 871


348 ------------
7 ------
10 ------------
1 --------------
1
1,773 ---------
83 ------
1,067 ------
4 --------------
1 ------------
6 ---------
2
------------ --------------
------------ --------------
106 ---- ----
1 ----

3,419 4 ---------0


741

14
10
7,612
249
697
1

57

2
5
4


9, 39


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REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Plated ware, gold and silver:
United States .. ---------------------
Puerto Rioo...........-------------------------
Cuba-- ........ -------------------------
United Kingdom: England.--- ---------
France_
Germany .- -----------------------------
Italy_ ------ --------------
Spain _------ ------------------------
Netherlands-------............-----------------------
Canada ------------------------------------
Dutch West Indies --.... ----- ---------------
Switzerland .....----------------------------
British West Itdies -------------------------
Belgium ....--------- --- ----- --
Mexico_ -------------------- --------------
Uruguay ......... -------------------
Argentina -------------------------------------
Japan ----------------------- --------------
Czechoslovakfa _.------------------
Colombia_ .......--- -------------------------
Austria ...----------- ---------------------.
Venezuela..-----..---- -----------------------
Portugal _- ---------------------------

Total---__--. ---------- ----------

Rattan, bamboo, straw, palm leaf, and analogous
materials, and manufactures of:
United States. -..---- --------.----------
Puerto Rico ----------------------------------...
Cuba _.. .. ....----------- -------
United Kingdom:
England-...--------------------------
Scotland ..------------- ---------------
Fran e----------------------------------------
Geri any--------------------------------------
Spain ------------------------------------------
Netherlands ---------------------
Haiti - --- --------------
Switzerland -----------------------------------
British West Indies-....-----------------
Belgium -----------------------
British India_ ------------
Mexico ..---- ----------------------------
China .--------- ---------------------------
Japan ---..... --------------------------
French West Indies .--------------------------

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

Rubber and manufactures of:
Tires and inner tubes for carriages:
United States _------ -------
Puerto Rico ....----------------------
United Kingdom: England.-----.. ----
France .-.. .---- --------------------
Germany ----------------------------------
Italy __...._. -------...- ---------
Canada .---..-------- ---------------
Japan ------------------------------------
Venezuela ------------------------------

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

All other:
United States- .---....--....-----------
Puerto Rico...-....------------------------
Cuba -..- -----... - ------------
United Kingdom:
England ----.------- ----------------
Scotland ------------------------------
France-................-------------------
Germany --------------------------------
Spain -------------------------------------
Netherlands -------------------------------
Denmark --.---- - -
Haiti. ------------.. ------ ---
Canada..... .---------------------------


Kilos
-------------.
---------.--..


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


$9,686
180
90
1, 05
209
1,303

58
101
27
- - --- -
36

49

10

251
1,542
2
1
4


Ki los
--------------
--------------


---- I ---- ----





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



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


$12, 239
34
384
26
224
2,033
18
10
297
4
7
12
1
384
1

2
400
4,710

4

54


--------.-. 14,614 -- 20,844



---- 6,776 --- -------- 7,475
S --........... 1 5
-----..... 191 -- 598

---.--- 89 ----------- 6
2
3 ----------- 4
--------- 2,915 ---------- 3,184
--------- 233 .------- ---------
--.-- 12 ------ 115
5.. 5 --. --- 25
-----.--.-- 1,763 -1,146
-------------------.
-34 -----..----- 8
-..-- 36
5
222 .358
--- 4,287 ---2,086
2
------------- -.. .------- ---------.--- 2

-----------. 16,532 --------- 15,055



146,803 90,686 154,185 97,095
52 24 ------
2,099 1,631 20,399 15,658
29,029 22,401 4,808 3,820
347 295 590 444
1,387 986
10,988 5,842 22,601 12,914
2, 217 937 49 19
1 4


191,536


121,820


32,739
92


173
5
29
3,317
15
2
104
6
30


204,019


130,936


45,806
34
49

354
36
117
3,615
- --- ------

8

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84 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

SCHEDLUE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1987, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued

Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Rubber and manufactures of-Continued.
All other-Continued.
Dutch West Indies -....-----------------.
Belgium --------------------------------
British India- ---------------------
Mexico .--.......-- .--------------------
Sweden..-- ..-...-..-----------------.
Japan -----------------------------.......
Colombia ------------.....------------------
Austria ...---...-----.... ----------------
Poland and Danzig-----------------------
Australia------------------------------

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

Silk, natural or artificial, and manufactures of:
Cloths:
United States-----.........----------------
Puerto Rico...........------------------------------
Cuba -----.......------- ---.------------
United Kingdom: England------------
France ---------------------
Germany------...........-------------------
Italy --....--........-------------------------
Netherlands..-----..- -------------------
Haiti -..................-----------------
Canada........--------------------.-------
Dutch West Indies ....--------------......
Virgin Islands-..........--------------------------
British West Indies.. ---------------
Belgium .-----.. --------------------
Mexico ..------------------------------
China ... ........-----------------..
Japan ---.------------------------------
Austria --------------------------
French West Indies ---...........---......
Venezuela ....... ..-------------------------
Panama -..............---------- --------
Colombia ._.------.--------------------
Palestine and Syria.......----------------

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

Knit goods:
Stockings and socks:
United States......---------------
Puerto Rico........--------------------
Cuba -----------.-.... -------------.
United Kingdom: England .---------
France -----------------------------
Germany ----------------------
Italy_-- _-------------- -- --
Spain-- -----------------------
Netherlands. --------------------
Canada...........---------------------
Dutch West Indies.---------------
Virgin Islands ...... ........--------
British West Indies. ----
Belgium -------------.---------------
Mexico .----------------------.--
China -------------.
Japan ......-------------.
Czechoslovakia ..--------------
French West Indies. -------------
Venezuela .-...---------------------.
Palestine and Syria .-----------------
Austria .....-----------------------
Total__-- -----___ --


other:
United States...........----------------- ---
Puerto Rico -----------------------.....--------------...........
Cuba.--- ---------- -----
France ------------.............-------------------------
Germany ...---- ..------------------------..---------
Spain----------- -----
Denmark.---------------...............-- -
Canada---.................................


$5
471


- 1, 392
2
181


38,566


28,615
383
49
463
53
816
4,023
2
3
2
317
3
7

12
100, 780
1
11
6
1
- - - - -
----------


Square meters
98,857
1,010
15
3,165
5, 600
651
1,342
3
2,813


11
31
2
273
831, 286


289
41
8


$28
1, 085
5
6
1,189
274
24
19

53,131


40,666
710
9
1,049
3, 096
626
825
2
817


4
11
3
71
138,381


81
23
7


Square meters
71, 789
969
38
1,371
56
913
20,714
4
5
6
965
7
12
2
23
711, 263
4
29
10
3

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


808,183 135,548 945,397 186,381

Dozen Dozen
3,982 18,134 4,939 23,635
80 383 51 208
4 32 2 15
16 123 18 137
3 8
1 7 11 59
-.- 1 2
102 414 1 2
3 7 12 42
35 256 210 1,233
3 12 7 33
1 2 ---- ------
1 1
2 10
1 1 1 2
1 2 1 3
159 720 393 1,542
2 4 ......-----
1 1 1 2
1 1--------------------
1 1
S1 1

4, 392 20, 099 5, 656 26, 936


2,134 ------
91 ------
27 ------
22 ----
16 -------
21----------
25 - - -


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REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Article and country




Silk, natural or artificial, and manufactures of-Con.
Knit goods-Continued.
All other-Continued.
Dutch West Indies-..-................
Belgium.--------------------
Mexico-------------------------------
Japan.....-------------------..
Palestine and Syria..------. -------
Honduras----------- .------------
Panama...-------------...........................--
Total-..-....----- -------.
All other:
United States........................-----------......
Puerto Rico ............---------------
Cuba ----------- ----------.............. ...
United Kingdom:
England -.---..... -------------
Scotland-..--......---. .--------------
France---...---........------------------.
Germany.----..........................------..---------------------
Italy.......---------------.............................
Spain.----...........----. .--------------
Netherlands............................-----------
Denmark........-------------------------
Haiti ....----------------------------
Canada ---------------------------------
Dutch West Indies .. -----...........- .....
Switzerland_----......----------.--------
Virgin Islands---...........-----------------
British West Indies --..-.................
Belgium...................-----..........--------------------
Mexico-.. ---..................------...........---------....--
Argentina.................................
Sweden --.-...................--........
China -.-.......................---...
Japan ------------------ ----------------
Czechoslovakia -------... ---------------
Palestine and Syria --..........-- .......
Austria ----.-----------------
French West Indies---.... ....------------
Venezuela -...-----------------------
Panama ..... ........ ....---------------
Ecuador -._-----_---. .------------.--..--
Canary Islands..........------------------
Chile...............................--------------......--
Total.--...-..--..-.........------------
Soap:
Common resin soap and washing preparations:
United States........---------......-------..------
United Kingdom:
England.............--------------
Scotland ........------ .----....-------
Germany--...--....-------- ---------
Spain.---...----------------------------
Netherlands-...-...---------------------
Haiti._. _..---- ......----------. ---
Canada----------------------------------...........................
Belgium...------.---- ------------..
Japan--...-..--------------------------
Total-....-............................
Toilet and shaving soap:
United States ---..........--------------
Puerto Rico.. ...-- ---.-----------------
Cuba.....---- ------...------ -------
United Kingdom: England -...-----------
France .----------- ---------
Germany-...-- .-------------------------
Italy.-----------..... ------------------
Spain ---------------............................
Netherlands ----------------------
Canada .---...---------------.....--------
Dutch West Indies ...............---------
Belgium -..............-------- -....
Japan ---...------.-------.--------.----
Total..---------------....--------..----.....


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Quantity Value Quantity





-.----------- $19----------



------ 4 -----------....



---------- -2,370 ---


25,886----------
------- 1, 598------
-------.......... 513 .-------...........


524
90
3,191
1,332
618
585
2
------------
4
33
152
1,168
4
7
115
1

3
14
5,073
53
10
2
8
6
4
1
1

40,-998


Value





$12

2
4


22
1,953


34,625
1, 517
771

1,244
121
2,864
1,669
3,764
59
818
7
12
21
520
659
------------

1, 200
3
7

44


72
-----------

6
26
17



6,924
56, 924


Kilos Kilos
202,608 22,454 139,853 16,217

20, 282 1, 585 15, 878 1, 563
32 1 -------------- ............

2 1........... ............
--------------..----------- 17 6


8 1 -------------- ----------
12 1 ..........--- -----.--
....... ...........6 2
36 2 .........- -...........
..------ 15 4

222,980 24, 045 155, 769 17, 792


87, 693 36, 573 95, 699 43,826
30 16 889 429
462 306 86 44
24 6 2 2
76 95 2,029 1, 782
350 200 348 310
1 1 -- ..------ .....--..-
1,551 1,465 816 743
69 23 103 48
33 13 1 1
..........--.... ---- 1 1
42 16 ..-.........---- .------
37 10 2 1
90,368 38,714 99, 975 47,187


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--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
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--------------
--------------
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--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
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--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
--------------
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86 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Article and country


Soap-Continued.
All other, including medicinal soap:
United States -- ---------------
Puerto Rico .......----.--------------
Cuba ---.--..... ..----------------
United Kingdom: England ...----......-
France ........-----------. ---
Germany ------------
Italy ........-----------------..
Spain .. --------
Haiti-----------------
Belgium -------------------------
Japan ---------------

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

Stones and earths and manufactures of:
United States ---------------..................---
Puerto Rico ..... --------------................
Cuba .....-----------------..................
United Kingdom:
England ....- ...-------- .------------
Scotland.....-----------------
France ___.....---------- -..- -----------..
Germany..........................--------------------------------
Italy ...... ........--------------
Spain.--- ---. ---------- .........
Denmark...... --------------
Haiti------------
Canada..........................---------------------------------
Dutch West Indies__ __-------------_
Belgium..........--------------................-----------
Japan..___......- ---. ---------------------
Latvia....----..............................----------------------------

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

Tin, lead, zinc, and other metal and manufactures
of:
United States--.---------------- --------
Puerto Rico...............---------------------
Cuba ....- .............................-.......
United Kingdom:
England......----------------------
Scotland-...---.------------------------
France...........................------------------------------
Germany ...--- ----------------
Italy_ -----------------
Spain........ .....------ -------------------
Netherlands -_. -------------
Haiti.-----.............-------........
Canada .. ....... ...........----------------
Dutch West Indies ...............----------
Switzerland ............---------------------
Virgin Islands ....................---...------
Belgium -----------.------.-
Mexico---------------------------------------
Japan ____----------__................____-
Czechoslovakia -.........................
French West Indies _-.....--...--_........--

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

Tobacco and manufactures:
Cigars:
United States...........................
Puerto Rico- ....-------------- ----------.
Cuba..- -----------------..
United Kingdom: England. .----------
Netherlands ---...................
Canada .................--------.....-----.....
Belgium-...................................

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


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936


Quantity Value


Kilos
19,872
2
1
34
944
327
17
85
4
30
974

22,290


$6, 579
1
1
5
119
305
13
32
1
2
269

7, 327


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Quantity



Kilos
14, 288
14
117

34
272





14,725


....-----.--- 18, 586 ----.... ---.
.------------ 58 ----.........--
..........--.. 148 ------

----......... 371 ---
---. ----- 41 ....-- -----
------.... 85 -----
....--..... 2,497 ---------
------- -11--------
...------- 88----
------- 18-------
-------- 78-------
---. 17-----------

------....... 227----
------.-- 168--------
.............. . ......... ------ -


Value


$5, 100
6
72

34
224





5, 436


24, 234
87
7,907

324
33
37
2,064
190
74
37
56

1
115
60
5


--.----- 22,393 ----- 35,224



-- 18,340 ----------- 26,189
-- 67 --------- 39
..-----. . 147 --............ 233

----- 743 ----------- 503
-----........ 13 -------
-........ 172 --------- 258
----- 5,347 -----... 7,574
------- 3 -----. 22
---.......--. 35 .------ 72
5---- 23 -------- 1,905
----------- ---------- ----------- 4
.....---19 ---..- 4
2 -.----- 6
-. ---- ---.---- --------- 14
----------- 1 ----------- ------
.................
4.... 43 ---------- 231
70 -------- --------
--......- 108 ---------. 367
. 2 ... .. ... .. 2816
-2------ 2-------------- 816


... 25,635 __--------- 38,244


Number Number
-----. 350 39
250 12
275 28 925 77
50 7 ------------
. ......------ ---- 20 1
..-----...... .. -- 10 1
300 3

625 38 1, 555 130









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1987, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1986-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Tobacco and manufactures-Continued.
Cigarettes: Number
United States..---.--........-------------. 375, 260
Puerto Rico-..............----------------. 380
United Kingdom: England --------------- 900
France --------..........--------- --------- 3,000
Germany---------........... ......... - ------...
Netherlands ----.....------- .... ......... ------
Haiti ..-- .-- ........---------------- 1,600
Canada .------------------------------------ -.-----
Belgium .------- ---------- ---- 2, 250
Greece --- ------------------ 7,000
Egypt..........---------....--------------------------......... 100

Total.--....--...----...... .------------ 390,490

All other:
United States---- ........ --- ------- .
Puerto Rico ---------------- --------
Cuba _..----------------- -----...-
United Kingdom: England-----------------
Germany ...............----------------------.----------- --------
Netherlands--..--------------------- ----------- --
China -.. ..--------------- ------
Iran --------------------------- -..----.-----
Dutch East Indies--------------------- --------

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

Wood, and manufactures of:
Boards, plants, and beams: Board feet
United States.-----... -------------- 1,476,307
Puerto Rico ........----------------- --_----
United Kingdom: England-------------- 6, 420
Netherlands ----------------------------- 61
Canada -- ....-- -------------- 15, 152
Sweden .-----------..............-----------------------............. 1,200

Total .-----------. ------------. 1,499,140

Furniture:
United States---------- ------
Puerto Rico---------------------------------
Cuba --------------------- ------ -
United Kingdom: England--------------- ---
France ...-------- ------------ ---.---
Germany ..----- ------------------ -------------
Spain------------------ ------- -----------
Netherlands------------------------------- -----------
Haiti__------------------ ---------
Canada ------------------------------------ --- --
Dutch West Indies---------------------- -------------
Virgin Islands ----------------------------- --------------
Belgium- ----------------------------------
Japan ---- --- ---------- -------------
Czechoslovakia--------------
Palestine and Syria------------------------ --
French West Indies ..-- --------------- ------------
Poland and Danzig------------------------ -----.........

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

All other:
United States.. ....--------- ----- -
Puerto Rico------------------------------- -------------
Cuba-------------------------------------- --
United Kingdom:
England ---------------------------- -.------------
Scotland-------------------- --.
France ------------------------------------- -------------
Germany -...... .. ....... .....----------------- ...
Italy -------------------------- ----------
Spain _. ------------------ .-----------
Netherlands---------------------------- --------------
Haiti .........--------- --------------
Canada-- ..... ..........------------- ------------
Dutch West Indies_ ----------------------- __
Switzerland....------------- ----------------------
Belgium ..----------------------- ------ ------


$1, 119
1


8

54


1


Number
392, 280
160
6, 500
5, 000
342
80
200
100


$1, 048
1
61
20
4
1
1
2


1,213 404,662 1,138


9,142
- - - - -
------------


10, 732
4
3
4
1
21
52

882


9,188 ___....---- 11,699


Board feet
43,868 981,376 33, 289
332 57
70 ---- --
1
1,281 30,123 538
111 2,040 219


45,331


1,013,871


34,103


5, 21 ------ 6,201
15 210
183 _--- 22
1,970 1
6 24
262 -- ------ 25
78 ---------- .------
46
2 96
22
1 ----------- ----------
10 --..------ -----------
137
765 _- _---- 984
179
2 .....----.-- --------
22
.... .. 5339

8,750 _-- --- 8, 289


22,188 ------
304 ------
1,320 ------

295 ---
16 -------
89 -------
10,770 -------
2----------
259------
5 -------------
11 ------
482------

151 -------------


22, 628
79
1,692

136
9
92
15,836
12
12
56
190
12
1
39









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1936-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Wood, and manufactures of-Continued.
All other-Continued.
British India...- ------ ..............- -
Mexico------------------..................
Argentina .........-- ........... ........
China ---------------- -----
Japan ......................_----. ...-- .....
Czechoslovakia---... ............... --------
E cuador ---.--- .--- -- - -- -- ---- ---_ _. _ --------------
Ecuadorzil ..---------.. .........- ....- .................
Brazil
Finland ..................................... .----

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

Wool, bristles, hair, horsehair, and manufactures of:
Brushes of bristle or hair:
United States -- --- --- --.--..
Puerto Rico ----- -... ..........
Cuba............... ............. .. .............
United Kingdom:
England--- .........-................... .....
Scotland------.......................... ... ......----
France---------- ---------------- -------- --- ---_-.....
GFranyce -------- .............
Germany ......
Spain ----... -.--- .............- ........ -.-.-.......
Netherlands.................... ....... .. .........
Canada.........---------...... ---..........................
Belgium ................................. ..........
China ----------------..--------- ------.....
Japan ...-..-------.. -- -.........-----
Czechoslovakia.-.........................

Total-..................._----- ...... .----

Cloths:
United States-......----...... ...... -........
Puerto Rico-----..........
Cuba ..... .. ....... .........
United Kingdom:
England... ---- ....... .. .......... -----
Ireland----- - ----------_. .-__. ------- --
France..........................
Germany ......-._.-_ ______ _...
Italy -..-- ......- -__--
Spain--- - .
Spain ti ------------------------------------- -------------
Haiti...-.. .._ . -_.........
Dutch West Indies --..........-- ....... .............
Virgin Islands-----... ..... ..- -__-
British West Indies--- ------- ......
Belgium -......--__-........... __ -
China ... ___....... _..... _........_ .......
Japan..---- -------
Chile ....... . . . . . . .
French West Indies .- ---------- --------.

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

All other:
United States-............ ...... ......
Puerto Rico --.....- -- ..........
Cuba--- -......
United Kingdom:
England ......................- -
Scotland... --------------------- ----------
France---- .
Germany--....._ ...................... ....__
Italy --__---..----- ................. ----
Spain --.----------------------------- -
Netherlands-------------- ------- -------
Denmark.
Canada
Dutch West Indies .......-------... -- ...........
Switzerland ----. ---------------.....
British West Indies ---------- -----
Belgium ........ .----
British India-..---....------.-... ... ..--. .--- -
M exico ... ...... .. _.. __.. . . __ __ __ __ _


$2
1
645
585
5


$15
3

1
503
318
-----------
2
166


37,130 ........._-- 41,802


6,430 ......------ 7,751
41 ......- 3
1 ------- 1

229 .......------- 229
3 .......---.....- ...........
6 -------- 43
1,890 ...........- 1, 523
10
3 ....... .........
122 ......-- ....-- 371
23 .... 2
6 1

17 -- 1
1,338 ------------ .- 1,785
17 -............. -...........

10,119 ....... 11, 709


2,858 --.... 2,680
8
112 ........... 62
112 - - - -62

50, 190 ............. 71,178
123
. 123 --------. - 415
------------------- 415
897 _-.......-... 232
1,152 ......--------2,876
220
8 -------- 24
.... ... S 3

1
891-----------------18


10,184 ............. 9, 864

66,455 184--.-..--.--- 89, 186
6------ --------- 11

66,455 ----- 89,185


20,105 ------
114..........
220 .-- .

3,328 ..........
118
243 --
101---------
610

12 -

43-------------
--------- ---------

48
6


19,639
171
881

3, 644
4
1,004
474
25
79
17
5
46
8
497
73
179









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP 89


'SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1937, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1986-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1936 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937
Article and country- ---
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Wool, bristles, hair, horsehair, etc.-Continued.
All other-Continued.
Sweden. ----------......................-
Norway ------------......................
China
Cina --- ---- .---- -----------------
Japan---- --------------
Palestine and Syria-...............---- .
Guatemala-------.---- ------
Poland and Danzig------ -------
Ecuador -------------...r-----
Venezuela -------------..._____.

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

All other articles:
United States----------------
Puerto Rico ...................................
tCuba ..............................
United Kingdom:
England-----------------
Scotland-............ --..................

France .....---- -----....................
Germany.-- ____ ______---------
Italy .. ........-------------------
Spain------ -------------
Netherlands_ -------
Denmark ----. .... ------.--------------
Haiti ..........................------------------....
Canada ----------------..........
Dutch West Indies ------
Switzerland ---.......................
Virgin Islands --------------..............
British West Indies------ --------
Belgium........-..... -----.................
British India--------------..................................
Puroexico _
Argentina ___..... ......----------------
Sweden---__-_-. i._ _____--------__
Japan .... -------------.--------------..
Czechoslovakia_ -----------
Colombia -... ...........................
Dutch East Indies.............................
Austria -----. ---...---..............
Brazil ---..---------------------------.
Venezuela ------..-. -----------------.--
Palestine and Syria------- ---------
Paraguay
French Africa-. ------------------
Hungary --------------
Philippine Islands -------.----..
Peru. -------------------
Total------------------

Reimportation of Dominican products:
United States ------------------------
Puerto Rico --------------------------
Dutch West Indies ...----------------- --------
French West Indies.--.------------------------
Salvador --------.. ...........----------

Total-------------------


$1
1
72
23
4
20
16


-------.----
$5





-----------
6


........... ------- --- 26,852


-- 34,513 --------....-- 54,302
.. 838 ----.------ 4,419
347 --------------- 1,412

----- 824 .........--------------.... 1,874




-- 1,389 ------- 819
----- 3 --------------46
-............. 51 .............. ........
............. 862 ------- 231
------............. 691 -------------- 38
------- 1 ------- 8
1


32
------ 2 -------------- 77





-------............. ---- ----- -------- 19,077
31------ 3 36------- 1,055
- 34------ --- --------


.------- --- -- -----628
----- ----- ----- 26

------ 16,069 ------- 19,077
----- 313 -------------- 536

------........... ----.. .............--.. -
---.--- 36 -------- 28
a -16
--------- 10 ------ ----
------ 715 -------------- 500
1
8
----------- ----------- ---------- 1
150
9
2
---------- -------- ----------- 9
-------- ------- -- ------- ---- 2
------- ----- ------- 300

------ 76,177 -------------- 101,653


54
261



315


3, 377
500
30
72
50

4,029








SCHEDULE NO. 2.-Recapitulation of imports

Total value of im-
Carrying trade by nationality of vessels, 1937 Per- ports
Fron- Air cent-
Country tier traffic age of

ican- can ian ish wegian
io- Ameri- Cuban British French German na- S n- Dutch r Allother whole 1937 1936
ican-

United States ... $9,858 $3,943,651 $85,232 $67,851 $148 $7,045 $13 $-19,479 $228,058 $1,738,717 $639 $14,466 52 $6,115,157 $1,765,201
Puerto Rico -- 51 20,123 2,123 _---- 40 18 ... 6- -- 492-- 22, 853 34, 193
Cuba ----------- 1,104 2,870 59,953 2 56 170 --- ----- 38 ------ 3, 221 1 67,414 21, 785
United Kingdom:
England --gd. 4 231,579 63 40 935 11,150 -1 -------- 93, 596 28,883 174,028 6 130 5 540,414 427,664 O
Scotland 91, 727 5 -- 10 573 62,040 -- 1 154,355 134,884
Ireland ------- 10,852 --------135 5, 173 66, 144----- 1 82, 304 71, 836
France ---------9.. 95,572 5,989 3 134,371 6, 137---- 18,059 10, 268 33,882 90 2,928 3 307,299 183,174
Germany --------- --- 59, 350 1,076----- 53 730, 374 ----- 79, 768 997 32, 473 178 498 8 904,767 707,022
Japan ----------------------- 699,322 13 819 57,176 --- 124,639 3,217 592,751 944 13 1,478, 881 1,272,861
Italy ------------ 54,022 -.. 1 2, 721 5,070 12 1, 813 -- 57, 320 1 120, 959 45,675
Spain ------------------ 40, 533 2,379 5.... 3,334 1,639-- 71 27,318-- 39, 240 -- 1 114,514 246,734
Netherlands ----------- -- 11,317 83---- 637 58, 759-- 55, 823 3,937- 9 1 130, 565 150, 076
Denmark ... 1 6,686 -. 1,194 1, 529 -- 1, 748 3, 330 8 ------ 14,495 15,733
Canada ....----------- 144, 545 --. -541 -.- 693 57,294 275 2 203,348 203,244
Belgium ------------ 10,848 1 65 203,470 --- 7, 094 200 6, 320 34 209 2 228,241 106,011
Dutch West Indies -.------------ 16 28,733 37,819 69,997 10 3,335 ------ 17, 697 111,971 -- 2 2 269, 580 317,334
Switzerland ..------- 5,520 151 6, 241 2,477 -4,067 -------- 18,456 18,208
Virgin Islands -- ----- --- 2 --- --- --- --- ----- ------ -- ------ --2 4--------- --- ----- --- 2
British West Indies --- 24 35,968 2 24 ---- 3, 946 1 - 39, 964 20, 996
Haiti---- 300 2,937 20 479 62 3, 798 2, 0670
British India--- ...."........ ... 179, 095 .....-- 9 548 87 2, 719 ----- 7, 543 7, 103 180, 083 3 -- 3 386, 181 575, 800
Mexico...........-- 2,339 7 -------- 551 -- --- 2,897 4,588 -
C o l o m b ia . ..- -1 2 1 -- . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3 7 - - 1 8 1 5 8
Sweden -...----- 3, 472 476--- 28, 128---- 2, 758-- 5, 573 3 --- -1 40,410 48, 552
Norway -------.. 5, --- 197 2, 143 1,484 829 4,618 14, 271 15, 227
China _. ------------ 7, 609 -- 203 22 -- 13, 276 ---- 21,110 6,422 2
Czechoslovakia- 1,473 13, 813 6, 18 206 7, 729 2 -- 29,407 18, 890
Siam. e a ----- -------- 6568 28, 679 2- 6, 055 25, 077 14, 1 80, 858 359,424 0
Palestine and Syria --- ---_- .---- 123------ --- 50 --------- 5 183 1 ------- 362 1,771 f
Dutch East Indies ..--- 5, 931--- --- ------- 472 514 2,994 --- --9, 911 7,074
Austria --- ----------------- 17 468 -------- 30 3, 069 .............. 2, 382 -- -- 609 43 ----. 6, 618 4, 096
French West Indies ... 20 4 -- .. 7 189 -- -- -1 3 223 332
Russia ....----------- -------- ---------- 1, 773 - - ---- ---- ---- --- --- - 211 -- --- -- 2,014 140
Argentina- --. -- 13,826 117 ---- 1, 011 38--- 331 13, 332 15 5- 28, 675 8,214
Brazil -.--- ----- ------ 24, 830 448 -.- -- 13, 872 1 39,151 25, 054
Chile ...------. ..---------- ----------. 4,047 -8807------ -... . -............ 66 --- ---- --- 12,920 7,776
Hejaz, Arabia, and Mesopotamia ------ 46 -......--- ------ ------- ------------ 55 --- --- 101 95
Costa Rica ------- 90 -------------105 ------------- ----.- 195--.
Paraguay .--------...---- ---- -- 2,208 -... ----- ----- -------- -- -,26 --- 6,484 932









British East Indies.........-.....
Quatemala---------------------
Venezuela.- -,,-------------------
Qrsece-,-- ------ --
r adagascar.. ...----------
C.ratv--a-~~--, --.- -----.---
French Affia------ ...-------7
eylon _-11i i ....------I---.
Bntish East Africa .... --
:itisli Sbuth Africa-- .. .....--
:oland and Danzig .....----------
Finland -------------- ------
Panama ..----------
ungary- ----------------------
ruguay-------------------------
Portugal ---------
Iran. -----.. ...-----
Turkey. ------------
Newfoundland and Labrador. ----
Egypt .. ------ -
Ecuador ---------------
Lithuania ------------------------
Philippine Islands .. -.---------
New Zealand -------.----__---
Australia -- ------------------
Estonia -------------------------
Morocco -------------------------
Canary Islands-...........---.-._-
Peru--- ----------
Miquelon, Langley, and St. Pierre
Islands ...---------------------
Bulgaria..................---------
Salvador -------------------------
Hong Kong ---------------------
Yugoslavia, Albania, and Fiume -
Straits Settlements. _. ..-------
Honduras..............-----------

Total, 1937 ---------
Total, 1936 ----------

Increase........................------------------------..
Decrease------------------------....................


5
37
367
1,988

1,628
10, 532
510
58
2, 022
246
45
15
4,980
23
134
229
1, 256
730
122
44
1,584
10,958
12, 619
299


1, 210

19, 257
6,624
----------


194, 602
195, 787 193,863


195, 787
118, 090

77,697


154, 602
431,752


277, 150


150







11



5
9-^


153,863
108,191

45,672


46

635

539
2, 312
----------
3, 334

26




1
223

502
15, 045

935


1,198,861
1,000,497

198,364


71
115,865


115, 794


578





72
1
22,653
1,223
189

136






2,644


7, 666


300








516, 449
32, 495

83,954


----------

----------





6, 285
- - - - -
----------
- - - - -


321,426
2, 305, 671


1, 984, 245


307 -----.... ..........---


18
133
303
5
-- -----
8, 678
120
44
1,166
88

491
687
1, 751

18

446



556
31,659

18


---------

3, 290, 901
423,951

2,866, 950


108

-_--_---






8






283










56





22, 806
9, 294

13, 512


307
5
741
500
2, 291
51
1,778
19,845
630
174
10,013
25, 299
1,401
4,029
5, 667
1, 948
134
247
1,256
1, 181
545
45
4,451
11,514
44, 780
23, 010
18
935
1,545

19, 571
8,594
56

----------


11,691,896


1,765, 329


42
795
402
1, 661
2, 503
19
23,657
917
58
20
8,221
60
205
31
1,487
216
456
6, 265
30
535
43
2,957
12, 143
22,990
9,759
64
31
3

455


858
30
465
1


9, 926, 567


5, 823, 243
4, 965, 719

857,524


m








REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 3.-Total imports, 1937, value and percentage, by ports of entry in
comparison with 19S6

1937 1936

Port Percent- Percent-
Value age of Value age of
whole whole


Azua -------... ---.. ... ----------------------------- $44,370 ----------...$36,044 ..........
Barahona --------------------------------------- 195,371 2 231,947 2
Ciudad Trujillo ....---- --....------ ------.. .. 7,693,817 66 5,966,837 60
Frontier -----------..--------------------------- 1,066 .......... 609 ..........
La Romana -------------------------------------- 778,916 7 694,545 7
Macoris ...-------------------------------------- 1,581,686 14 1,623,875 17
Monte Cristi .....-------------------------------------- 2,6655 -------- 35,943 ..........
Puerto Plata ------..........-- -------.----- 1,291,098 11 1,263,859 13
Samana .....---------------- -- ----... . 5,024 .......... 4,934 ..........
Sanche---...............................------------- 74,993 .......... 67,974 1
Total....-----..........------------------- 11,691 896 100 9,926,567 100








SCHEDULE NO. 4.-Imports into the Dominican Republic, showing the values, countries of origin, and percentage of increase and decrease, during
the year 1987, in comparison with those of the year 1936


Article United
States


Agricultural machinery -------------------...... $81, 497
Animals. .-----------...........----------- 33,057
Books----- ----- ----------------------- 21,591
Cars, carriages.------.----------------------- 548,909
Cement-----.-----------------------------._ 5,479
Chemical and pharmaceutical products-- ---. 301, 622
Clocks and watches ------- ------------------ 5, 540
Coal, coke, briquettes- ------------------ ------ 1,929
Copper and alloys------- ---... --.. -----........- 112,005
Cork and manufactures------- ---------1,813
Cotton and manufactures- -------------------_ 700,316
Earthenware, porcelain------------- -----------. 36,440
Explosives.----.------------------- .- 31,246
Feathers, intestines -----.------ -- -------- 8, 109
Fiber, vegetable ------------------------ 58, 270
Foodstuffs:
Meats .----- ---------------------- ------ 43,446
Fish .--------..------------.-.. .. 65,949
Grain, fruits- .------------------ 451, 680
Oils for table use ------------------ ----- 13, 263
Canned or preserved goods ---------- -- 87, 520
Miscellaneous------------------------- 98, 699
Games and toys.------.- ---------------------- 15,746
Glass and glassware -------------------------- 80,093
Gold, silver, and platinum----------------------- 8,901
Hats and caps-...---- ----------------- 41,952
Hides and skins------------ --------------- 253,506
Horn, bone, hoof, whalebone, etc.-----..---._ 17,184
Iron and steel:
Cast iron ------------------------------ 38,061
Wrought iron ---- ------------------ ---- 720,125
Liquors and beverages ----- ------------------ 16,587
Machinery and apparatus--------------------- 752, 332
Musical instruments- .----------------- -- 5,217
Oils, mineral -------------------------- 460,195
Paints and pigments --.------------- 132, 897
Paper and manufactures ----------------- 264,853
Pearls, precious stones--- ------------------ 95
Perfumery and cosmetics -------.... 58,546
Plated ware, gold and silver ...- -------- -- 12,239
Rattan, bamboo --- ---------- -. 7,475
Rubber.................---------------- 142, 01
Silk ----. ------------------------------ 100,620


Puerto Cuba United
Rico Kingdom


$52
2,083
858
247

4, 107
39

168
2
775
53

41
50


$98
7,479
16
1,100
6,711
4

2,669

153


1, 440


3 9

22 33
6 116

510 701
70 38
658 112
6 2,757
221 1,426
369 377
18 9

2 6,300
1,496 7, 047
57 1,246
641 9,512
47 17
4 13
402 172
532 2,543

726 1,069
34 384
5 598
34 49
2,490 810


$40, 680

782
6,081
440
31, 925
2
13,823
2, 182

235, 851
231

17
117, 446

..-----------
7
1,830
129,606
386
2,171
21
44
72
352
1,866
326

771
26, 508
30,149
5, 193

2, 638
23,860
1,246

49
26
8
16,048
2, 551


France


$161

1,927
198

95, 581
2

319
26
26, 392
225
369
112
20,136

4
27, 397
4,246
7, 653
5, 833
2, 043
5
776
150
233
146
398

14
14 228
44,873
631
1,164
------------
2, 678
1,590
1
32,984
224
4
3,937
6,109





Germany Japan Italy


$93, 778 $45 $1, 421
-.-.-----..-........--- 4
1,736 31 200
9,131 1,856 403
145,455 ..............
85,089 21,319 4,052
2,813 129 3

4,382 4, 141 26
-........... ............ .......---
26, 776 1, 186, 751 21,870
70,559 16,020 2
731 24 .........
980 57 ......___
12,674 1,565 8,649

............ ........-- 1.306

8, 014 2 759
--..-- 4,882 13,488
214 1,276 619
211 19 11,532
7,097 2,433 ... ..-
34, 516 7, 152 6
471 19 254
28 13,737 29,038
4,563 1,346 245
7, 684 8,550 14,008

106 49
210,226 17,865 573
14,154 ......------ 554
67,514 3,186 ........
4,174 185 - -
117 --
20,015 852 31
14,201 2, 718 117
5 .------------.......
7, 255 158 70
2,033 400 18
3,184 2,086 ..-
4.059 1,208 986
2,357 146,089 4,591


Spain



$147
2,126


1, 269
34

157
2,402
8, 101
14





3, 417
52, 090
1,066
15,284
15
31
37


4


318
14, 647
157
56

15
6,988

4,343
10


66


Denmark


Nether-
lands




$62


13, 573
36
170

354
75

401
4, 335

76,828
1
356

181
9, 052
3
246
133

34
131


1, 951
4, 376
9,982

547
730

3, 577
297
115

862


$210
---------- h
211 O
---------- j
5,280 -
1, 561

---------- ^



--------- C
120

2 M






450 -
498


268 O
3,800
---------
---------
------*-
---------
------_----
---------


15 0/
1,283 I
----------

286
154
----------


8 (
7 M











SCHEDULE No. 4.-Imports into the Dominican Republic, showing the values, countries of origin, and percentage of increase and decrease, during C
the year 1937, in comparison with those of the year 1936-Continued


ArticleUnited Pue Cuba United France Germany Japan Italy Spain Nether- Denmark
Article States Rico Kingdom lands


Soap ---- ---------------------------------- $65,143 $435 $116 $1,565 $1,816 $540 $5 _---- $743 $48 ---
Stones and earths ------------------------------ 24,234 87 7,907 357 37 2,064 60 $190 74 ---- -- $37
Tin, lead, zinc ---------.__ ------26, 189 39 233 503 258 7,574 367 22 72 1,905 ---
Tobacco-..-- _.---------- -------------_ 11,819 17 80 65 20 5- 23 --
Woods --------------------------62,118 346 1,714 146 116 15,861 1,487 12 12 56
Wools-.................. --------------------30, 070 182 944 75, 055 1, 462 2, 229 11, 735 2,901 79 17
All other articles ------------------------- 54. 302 4,419 1,412 4, 194 821 10,192 19, 077 3, 009 819 46 ----
Reimports -------- ------ ----- ------3,377 500 --------.------------ ---

Total ---- ----------------------- 6, 115,157 22, 853 67, 414 777, 073 307, 299 904, 767 1, 478, 881 120, 959 114, 514 130, 565 14, 495


Article


Agricultural machinery --____.____-- _
Animals ..-- ----------------------------------
Books....................................
Books-------------------------------------
Cars, carriages_ -_ ------
Cement --------------------------
Chemical and pharmaceutical products. ----.
Clocks and watches----------------------------_
Coal, coke, briquettes. ------- .---
Copper and alloys -----------------------
Cork and manufactures_------------
Cotton and manufactures ---- ----------
Earthenware, porcelain ----------_ ---......__---
Explosives ------------
Feathers, intestines ----------------------
Fiber, vegetable ------------------
Foodstuffs:
Meats .--------------------------
Fish ------- ----------------
Grain, fruits---------------------------------
Oils for table use ... --------
Canned or preserved goods -- --------------
Miscellaneous-....-----------------------
Games and toys.-- ---------------
Glass and glassware ------------


Dutch
West Switzer- Other
Indies land countries


Amo


I i I -1 I


......----

$88


2, 417
2,397

----17-
------------------------17-
9, 568



459



144
--....
7.....---
554

7


$19
3
767
307
923
155, 676
47
15
2, 081
1, 777
28, 981
1,860
29
36
400, 467

3,768
92, 537
197, 758
12, 674
1, 739
38, 327
124
10, 171


$217.863
35, 392
37,866
567,158
158, 677
724,902
11,010
15,818
128, 437
6,020
2,246,003
125, 481
32, 399
9,753
625,493

125,862
185,891
668, 265
234, 108
99, 224
182, 907
25, 556
135, 791


unt 19


1936 Increase


$157,937 $59,926
8, 248 27, 144
30, 560 7, 306
419,553 147, 605
117, 620 41,057
576, 285 148, 617
11,494 .---
22, 300 ------
77, 828 50, 609
4, 922 1, 098
1,931,526 314,477
73, 740 51, 741
27, 071 5, 328
11,524 ------
805,119 ---

142, 360 -
123,089 62, 802
862, 628 ---
161, 864 72, 244
79, 882 19, 342
146,045 36,862
20, 517 5, 039
99, 399 36,392


37 Percentage


Decrease








$484
6, 482
----------







1, 771

179, 626

16,498

19, 3i63
- - - - -
- - - - -
-----------


1937


2
-------
5
1
6
----

1


--------

1



2
6
2
1
2

1


1936


2


4
1
6
........ -
----------
1


-----8---
19
1


8

1
1
9
2
1
2
- - -


C



C



-4


1937


Increase Decrease a




1/2
1


------ --- 3
(-4
------------------- 0
-------- ---------
I --- --------

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

-------:: -- ::------ d
---------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------
- ------ 3



-------- 3
- - - - - -
- - - - - - -


$8
10


--15"

--------

-------^
15
115



2



4
2

4
4
1, 979






Gold, silver, and platinum-___...._.....----__..
Hats and caps --_-----...--.-----_-
Hides and skins -----.. ---- _______.._..-._
Horn, bone, hoof, whalebone, etc -- _-
A Iron and steel:
S Cast iron -.-. .. ..._
Wrought iron ._-- _---___-_ ___-----
Liquors and beverages ---_. ___ __._._--- --
SMachinery and apparatus -.----....._____......
o Musical instruments.----.-._________
Oils, mineral -..-.. -_____-_- ____..... _._.______
Paints and pigments---- _.___----------------
SPaper and manufactures----_____- -_--_
Pearls, precious stones _....________._-_-______.
Perfumery and cosmetics-...------------------..
Plated ware, gold and silver__ -________....-.
Rattan, bamboo--.----------____ ____
Rubber-
Silk ---... _____ .._....
Soap --.-- __. -- ------- - --_. _-____ -...
Stones and earths --__-___-_- ____------- -_-.._ .-
Tin, lead, zinc-------- __ ...._ ..._ ..... .....
Tobacco--- . _. ____
Woods--....------- .
W ools- --.... .. __.. ..._.. .
All other articles ----._...-_______._. ____.......
Reimports.--------------.---__-____-.-...

Total.----------------------.. __. ..------


Net increase, $1,765,329 (18 percent).


14
39 3
8 263


4
265, 788
1
50

9
7

28
1, 382
1
1
6
-----
12
49
8
30


374

108
2


137

1
12
1, 146

659


14


8
77
----------


1, 407
1,043
3, 948
1, 743

16, 618
197, 369
780
8, 224
55
37,509
8, 185
87,841

265
5,160
434
14, 809
3, 601
3
176
1,062
938
2,313
3,015
3,177
122


11, 207
88,044
266, 442
50,326

61,921
1, 198, 368
127, 438
858, 763
10,921
766, 264
189,941
383, 700
101
109,052
20,844
15,055
184,067
272, 194
70,415
35, 224
38, 244
12,967
84, 194
127, 746
101, 553
4, 029


23, 270
48, 915
191, 473
32, 109

44, 004
953.920
115,445
568, 780
5, 290
733, 260
147,161
299,629
43
63,294
14, 614
16,532
160,386
199, 015
70, 086
22, 393
25, 635
10.439
91, 211
101, 660
76, 177
315


39, 129
74, 969
18, 217

17, 917
244,448
11, 993
289,983
5,631
33, 004
42, 780
84,071
58
45,758
6,230

23, 681
73,179
329
12, 831
12, 609
2,528

26, 086
25,376
3, 714


269, 580 18,456 1,349, 883 1 1,691,896 19,926,567 2,182,110


9, 063




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



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1 ,4077


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1
10
1
7

7
2
3

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2
2
1
1

1
1
1


10
1
6

7
2
3

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2
2
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96 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

SCHEDULE NO. 5.-Recapitulations of imports

Amount 1937 Percentage 1937

Country
1937 1936 Increase e- 1937 1936 I cDe
crease crease crease

United States--- ..--------- $6,115,157 $4,765,201 $1,349,956 52 48 4
Puerto Rico ----------- 22,853 34,193 ...-.-- $11,340-
Cuba -------- ------------- 67,414 21,785 45,629---- 1 .. 1
United Kingdom:
England ----------------- 540, 414 427,664 112,750 --- 5 4 1 -..
Scotland ----------------- 154,355 134, 884 19,471 ...- 1 1 ...-
Ireland --------------------- 82,304 71, 836 10,468---- 1 1
France -----------------.------ 307,299 183,174 124,125 3 2 1---
Germany... ----- -------------- 904,767 707,022 197,745 ------ 8 7 1 --
Japan....------------------- 1,478,881 1,272, 861 206,020 ---- 13 13 --
Italy .------------------------ 120,959 45,675 75,284 .-.-- 1 1 -
Spain .------- ---------------- 114,514 246,734 .----... 132,220 1 2....... 1
Netherlands ------------- 130, 56 150,076----- 19,11 1 2........ 1
Denmark .--------------------- 14,495 15,733-- .... -- 1,238----
Canada .----------------- --- --203,348 203,244 104--- 2 2...
Belgium .-------------------- -- 228,241 106,011 122, 230 -- 2 1 1----
Dutch West Indies -------------- 269, 580 317, 334-- 47,754 2 3 .... 1
Switzerland -- ----------- 18,456 18,208 248 ---
Virgin Islands.-------------------- 2 45 .----. 43. -- --..
British West Indies..------------. 39,964 20,996 18,968--- .. 1 1-.
Haiti ------- -------- 3,798 2,067 1,731----------- -
British India ..----------------- 386,181 575, 800 ..----. 189, 619 3 6 ----.. 3
Mexico----........--------------- 2,897 4,588 ---- 1,691
Colombia -------- -------- 181 58 123---- ----- --- ----
Sweden ------------------------ 40,410 48,6552--..----- 8,142 1 1--
Norway ------------ ----- 14,271 15,227------- 956 -- ----
China ----------------- 21,110 6,422 14,688 ----
Czechoslovakia --------------- -- 29, 407 18, 890 10,517 ------- ----------------
Siam ---------------------- ---- 80,858 359,424 ----- 278,566 1 4 ...--- 3
Palestine and Syria --- ------- 362 1,771 .----- 1,409-----------
Dutch East Indies .---..........-- 9,911 7,074 2,837 -
Austria ------------------------ 6,618 4,096 2,522 ----- ---
French West Indies.----. --------- 223 332-- 109-
Russia ------------------------- 2,014 140 1,874
Argentina -----. --------- 28,675 8,214 20,461 ----- -
Brazil ..------------------------ 39,151 25,054 14,097--- 1 ---.... 1
Chile.... ------------- ----- -- 12,920 7,776 5,144--
Hejaz, Arabia, and Mesopotamia. 101 95 6---
Costa Rica -------------- 195 ---- 19----- --- --------
Paraguay.---. ------ 6, 484 932 5,552---------------
British East Indies ...-------- 307 ---. 307 --
Guatemala --- ------ -----------5 42 ...-- 37 ---
Venezuela --------------------- 741 795 .------ 4
Greece ------------ 500 402 98 --------- ---- ----
Madagascar ----------- ------ -- 2,291 1,661 630 -
Latvia ---------------------- ---- 51 2,503 -----.. 2,452 -
French Africa-- ------------------ 1,778 19 1, 759
Ceylon --------------------- --- 19,845 23,657 ..- 3,812 1 ....... 1
British East Africa -- ------- 630 917 ..-.....- 287
British South Africa -.------.---- 174 58 116 -
Poland and Danzig ..--------... 10,013 20 9,993 --------
Finland ------------------------ 25,299 8, 221 17,078
Panama ....-------------------- 1,401 60 1,341
Hungary-----.---------------. 4,029 205 3,824-------- --
Uruguay --------------- 5,667 31 5,636------------- ----------------
Portugal ----------------------- 1,948 1,487 461. --- ----
Iran _-------------------------- 134 216---- ... 82 -
Turkey ---------------------- 247 456 ----- 209 --- -----
Newfoundland and Labrador-.... 1,256 6,265 ---- 5,009 -
Egypt -------------------------- 1,181 30 1,151 --------
Ecuador ------------.------------ 545 535 10
Lithuania..--- ---------------- -- 45 43 2-
Philippine Islands -- .-- .------.. 4,451 2,957 1,494
New Zealand--------- 11,514 12,143 ----- 629 ------------
Australia .---------------------- 44,780 22,990 21,790---- .. 1 ...-- 1 .
Estonia. ...--------.-----------. 23,010 9,759 13,251 -- ----- ----- ------
Morocco-------------------------- -- 18 64 .. 46- -
Canary Islands-- -------- 935 31 904 --- ---- ----
Peru ----------- ------- 1,546 3 1,542
Miquelon, Langley, and St. Pierre
Islands ---------------------- 19, 571 455 19, 116 --------------
Bulgaria ------------------------ 8,594 .......- 8,594 -
Salvador --------------- -56 56 --- -- -- -
Hong Kong -------- ------ --------- 858 ----- 858 -- --
Yugoslavia, Albania, and Fiume-- ....----- 30 .---- 30
Straits Settlements.. -- ------- ---- 465 ..... 465 --
Honduras .---------------------------- --- 1 ...----- 1--
Total ..-----.....---------. 11,691,896 9,926, 567 2,471,898 706,569 100 100 11 11

Net increase, $1,765,329 (18 percent).




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