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REPORT OF THE

THIRTY-SECOND FISCAL PERIOD


DOMINICAN CUSTOMS


RECEIVERSHIP

UNDER THE AMERICAN-DOMINICAN
CONVENTION OF 1924



TOGETHER WITH
SUMMARY OF COMMERCE
FOR THE YEAR 1938



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-SECOND FISCAL PERIOD
DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

WILLIAM E. PULLIAM, General Receiver


OFFICE OF THE GENERAL RECEIVER,
Ciudad Trujillo, District of Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic, March 18, 1939.
SIR: The report of operations of the Dominican Customs Receiver-
ship for the calendar year 1938, thirty-second fiscal period under the
Convention, is respectfully submitted herewith. As directed by the
general regulations governing, the report embraces all financial trans-
actions of the Receivership during the year. The several schedules
accompanying contain particulars of the sources of all collections and
disposition thereof
Comment is made on certain trade developments, and items of
interest in connection with the general situation are briefly discussed.
There is a review of the major items of imports and exports; and
a complete summary of commerce, with statistical data of imports
and exports, compared with the trade of 1937, is incorporated as
appendix C.
A chapter deals with the country's external debt represented by
outstanding Dominican customs bonds, for which the Receivership
renders the necessary service.
Those internal revenue collections administered by the Receivership
for Government account during the year, independent of customs
collections, also are reported, and the several schedules analyzing
receipts and disbursements form appendix D.
COLLECTIONS

Gross customs collections during the year 1938 amounted to
$2,872,615.68. Compared with the total collections, $2,914,615.68 of
the year preceding, there was a shrinkage of exactly $42,000-an
unusual coincidence in connection with fiscal returns from the same
source. To be noted the difference was but nominal. The collections
at two ports registered gains. At Barahona there was a small dif-
ference of $993.23, while Puerto Plata accounted for a substantial
increase-$70,911.02. Puerto Plata serves as entry port for the
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important interior city of Santiago, and as the economic condition of
that locality depends principally on tobacco, which enjoyed good
prices with an increased volume for export in 1938, the improvement
noted in the customs collections may be attributed to that favorable
factor.
An analysis of the collections reveals again, as in previous years,
that duties on imports (customs revenue) amounting to $2,827,572.65,
accounted for the major portion. Storage charges $29,981.72, were
niext in importance, with an excess of more than $11,000 over 1937.
As the description indicates, this is a charge on merchandise entered
for deposit, later to be declared for consumption or reshipment, or on
goods held for lack of the required customs declaration. Returns from
this source in 1938 were the largest of record, the year 1929 being next,
with slightly more than $23,000. Reason for the abnormal condition
was economic, but the situation improved toward the close of the year.
To make up the remainder of the collections were comparatively
small items: Fines, proceeds from public sales, and personal fees.
Fines in an aggregate larger than usual followed from the application
of penalties from attempts to evade the payment of proper duties b
resort to the practice of underdeclaring the correct values of imported
merchandise.
More complete details of collections, by sources, by months, and by
ports, appear in schedules 5, 6, 7, and 8, appendix A.

DISBURSEMENTS

As recorded in previous annual reports, and stated again in the
present review of the year's (1938) transactions, the disbursement and
disposition of all funds c Ilected by authority of the Convention were
made in strict accordance with the provisions of that international
agreement, modified only by the terms of the plan of readjustment of
the Dominican loan service, in effect September 1934.
Payments to the Dominican Government totaled $1,726,170.63
which was 60 percent of the customs collections. Of that amount
$1,703,023.27 corresponded to the surplus in 1938, after deduction
and payment of all authorized allotments, and the remainder, $23,-
147.36, represented the unexpended portions of the 5 percent allow-
ance for cost of operation, $3,147.36 of which, the balance, related to
1937 transactions, and $20,000 for account of 1938.
Exactly one-third of the year's collections were required to meet
the service charges of the Dominican bonded indebtedness. They
were the same as in 1937, i. e., $440,660.04 for interest account of
the 1922 bonds, originally due in 1942 but extended to 1961; $455,400
for like account of the 1926 issue, original due date 1940, extended to
1969; and amortization payments, both issues, of $60,760.08; total
$956,820.12.






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Operation expenses chargeable against collections under the Con-
vention, followed with a total of $125,153.05, the particulars of which
are discussed under the next heading.
Other expenditures of less importance were: Cost of exchange on
funds transmitted, $3,625.51; payments for account and convenience
of the Dominican Government by its special authority, $3,587.70;
and refunds for revenue collected in excess, $2,597.79.
Complete details of all disbursements are outlined in the statements,
schedules 1, 3, 5, 13, and 14 of appendix A.
COST OF OPERATION
Customs expenses proper incurred for account of the administration
routine aggregated $125,153.05, distributed as follows: $81,440.23 in
payment of salaries to the personnel; $8,199.90 for supplies and
uniforms; $6,300 for rental allowances in lieu of quarters. Miscel-
laneous expenditures were $4,954.77 in addition to minor items, which
brought the total to $103,620.58. To the foregoing there were added
the sums of $10,000, transferred to the credit of the retirement fund,
and $11,532.47 to accrued liability to meet outstanding obligations as
of December 31, 1938, pursuant to the provisions of the general regu-
lations. The total for the year, $125,153.05, was 4.36 percent of
customs collections-an operating expense well within the 5 percent
allowed by the Convention, also considerably under the 1938 budget
total authorization of $140,461.
Tabulation of the operating expenses is embraced in schedules 1, 3,
5, and 13, appendix A.
OPERATION LIABILITY AND ASSETS
With payment effected of all accounts received in the year, at the
close of transactions December 31, 1938, there remained on hand the
following unexpended balances for disposition as provided for in the
general regulations governing: $3,335 in the accrued liability fund
(1937-38), and $13,885.64 to credit of the 5 percent Convention
account. Added to the latter was the sum of $116.35, actually
received early in 1939, though pertaining to 1938 operations, making
a total of $17,336.99, which was distributed: (1) $11,532.47 to the
accrued liability fund (1938-39); (2) $70.24 to the general fund as
adjustment of the December 5-percent allowance, and the remainder
(3) $5,734.28 paid to the Dominican Government as balance to com-
plete the total unexpended 5-percent Convention allowance for oper-
ation cost for the year 1938. The amount $5,734.28, plus a previous
payment of $20,000, total $25,734.28, was received by the Govern-
ment from the Receivelship and, as in other years, represented a very
practical economy.
Schedules 1, 13, and 14, appendix A, contain details of the trans-
actions reported in this chapter.






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DOMINICAN BONDED DEBT

During the year, the stipulated interest payments on outstanding
bonds of the Dominican Republic for which the Receivership renders
the necessary service, were remitted monthly to the fiscal agent,
details of which have already been mentioned under the caption
"Disbursements." Also there was forwarded in accordance with
the readjustment plan, a total of $60,760.08 for amortization,
$40,060.08 to apply to the purchase of bonds, 1922-26 issue, 1942's
extended to 1961, and $20,700 for credit account 1926-26 issue,
1940's extended to 1969.
Utilizing the sinking fund payments of the year and the interest
accumulation on bonds held in the sinking fund alive account which
by the terms of the plan of readjustment must be used exclusively for
the purchase of additional bonds, the fiscal agent purchased bonds of
the 1922-26 issue, par value $82,000, at a cost of $56,907.09, and of
the 1926-26 issue, par value $53,000, at a cost of $34,539.44. The
purchase price at which these bonds were obtained ranged from 56 to
66. Such bonds remained uncanceled in the hands of the fiscal agent
in order that the interest accrual may continue and be applied to the
credit of the sinking fund.
There follows a consolidated statement showing all transactions
since issuance of the several series to December 31, 1938. Payments
made during the calendar year 1938 are shown separately. As re-
vealed in the recapitulation, total par value of the Dominican bonds
outstanding was $15,605,000-bonds held by investors. Also out-
standing because retained uncanceled in the sinking fund alive
account, were bonds par value $687,000.

Consolidated statement, outstanding loans of the Dominican Republic as of Dec. 31,
1938
LOANS OF 1922-26, AT 56 PERCENT
[Bond issues of $6,700,000 and of $3,300,000 originally due 1942]
Interest payments:
Total transmitted by the Receivership:
From 1922 to 1937 ----..-------------_......---. $7, 573, 660. 79
During the calendar year 1938-----...----------. -440, 660. 04

Total interest payments-_----------------------- 8, 014, 320. 83

Sinking-fund payments:
Total transmitted by the receivership:
From 1930 to 1937 .--_.............------------. 1, 681, 520. 78
During the calendar year 1938 -----------....------. 40, 060. 08

1, 721, 580. 86








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Sinking-fund payments-Continued.
Total transmitted by the special emergency agent, through
the Receivership ------_---- ------------------ $270, 187. 50

Total sinking-fund payments -----------------. -_ 1, 991, 768. 36

Purchase of bonds by fiscal agent:
From 1930 to 1937_--------------------------------_ 2, 297, 000. 00
During the calendar year 1938-- ------------------------ 1 82, 000. 00

Total bonds purchased--------------------------- 2, 379, 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"----------------- 391, 000. 00 2, 379, 000. 00


Balance of bonds of this issue, Dec. 31, 1938---------- 7, 621, 000. 00

LOANS OF 1926-26, AT 5 PERCENT
[Bond issues of $5,000,000 first series. and of $5,000,000 second series, originally due 1940]

Interest payments:
Total transmitted by the Receivership:
From 1927 to October 1931_---------------- $2, 257, 648. 93
From September 1934 to December 1937 ------------ 1, 518, 000. 00

3, 775, 648. 93
During the calendar year 1938_---------------------- 455, 400. 00

4, 231, 048. 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, 522, 677. 25

Sinking fund payments:
Total transmitted by the Receivership:
From 1928 to 1937 ------------------------------ 1, 556, 102. 01
During the calendar year 1938--------------------- 20, 700. 00

1, 576, 802. 01
Transmitted direct by the Government to complete sinking
fund payment due August 1931 -- $36, 595. 74
Transmitted by the special emergency agent,
through the Receivership ----------- 124, 200. 00
160, 795. 74

Total sinking fund payments_-- ----------------- 1, 737, 597. 75

IHeld in the "sinking fund alive account."








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Purchase of bonds by fiscal agent:
From 1928 to 1937 ..- _____--__-___-
During the calendar year 1938 --------

Total bonds purchased -____ ___

Total value of bonds of this issue -------
Total value of bonds purchased:
Bonds purchased and redeemed ___---__.
Bonds purchased and held in "sinking fund
alive account" -------------------------


Balance of bonds of this issue, Dec. 31, 1938
I Held in the "sinking fund alive account."


_---------- $1, 963, 000. 00
------- 53, 000. 00

-- 2, 016, 000. 00

---- -- 10, 000, 000. 00

S$1, 720, 000. 00

296, 000. 00
2, 016, 000. 00

----- 7,984.000 00


Recapitulation of payments made for service of outstanding loans to Dec. 31,1933

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

$10,000,000, 1922-26..-----.-------- -- $8,014,320.83 -- .---- ..- $8, 014.320. 83
$10,000,000, 1926-26 ..---------- 4, 231, 048. 93 1 $1,291,628. 32 5, 522, 677. 25
12, 245, 369. 76 1, 291,628. 32 13, 536, 998. 08 $13,536,998.08

For sinking fund account funpayml cents

$10,000,000, 1922-26...------------------$1,721,580.86 $270,187.50 $1,991,768.36
$10,000,000, 1926-26---...-----....... 1, 576, 802.01 1 97. 759574
124,200. 00 1,737, 597. 75
3, 298, 382.87 430,983.24 3, 729,366.11 3, 729, 366.11
Total interest and sinking fund
payments ---------.- ------ -------- ------ 17,266.364.19

Recapitulation of outstanding indebtedness 2

Bonds pur- Bonds pur-
Total bonds issued chased chased and Total bonds Balance Dec.
r de md d held insinkng purchased 31,1938
1930-35 un ave
19303 account

$10,000,000, 1922-26-....--- ----- ------ $1, 988,000 $391, 000 $2, 379. 000 $7,621,000
$10,000,000, 1926-26.. ----- --------- 1, 720, 000 296,000 2, 016, 000 7, 984, 000
3, 708, 000 687, 000 4, 395, 000 15, 605, 000

i Transmitted direct by the Government.
2 Particulars supplied by the fiscal agent.

DOMINICAN BONDS

With reference to the service of the Dominican Republic customs
bonds, rendered by the Receivership, there is inserted below a state-
ment of the annual price range (high and low) in the New York market
of these securities covering period since date of issuance (quotations
supplied by Guaranty Trust Co. of New York, fiscal agent of the
Dominican Republic):








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Price range in New York market 1922-38
ISSUE OF 1942

Year Low High Year Low High

1922.------------ --- 85 93 1931 ------------ 50 96
1923 ---...----------------- 84 90 1932 -.. ---- 36% 62
1924------------------- 85% 948% 1933..--------------- 40 62
1925 ..--------.. ----- .. 92 96 1934---- ------------- 43% 70
1926 --------------- 93% 100 1935 ------------------------ 61% 72
1927 ------------------------- 98% 101% 1936 ------------------------- 66% 78A
1928 --------97 100% 1937---------------63 82
1929 -------------- 91-% 9931 1938 -.---------------------- 55 67
1930 ---------- 88 99

SECOND SERIES-ISSUE OF 1942

Low High

1932 ...--.-----......-----.. --- -- ----------------- -----6- 50 50

ISSUE OF 1942-EXTENDED TO 1961

1937..---------------------.-------------------------- ------------ 55 81%
1938 ------------------------------------------------------ 55 67

ISSUE OF 1940

First series Second series

Low High Low High

1927 .----------------------------------97% 101 --- -
1928 ---------------------------------------------------- 94 100% 94% 993%
1929 ---------------------------------------- 88 98 87 97%
1930 ----------------------------------------87 96 85 96
1931 ------------------------------------------ 40 91 42 94
1932 ..- ..--------------------------------- --- 30 51 28% 54
1933 ---------------------------------------- -35% 59 34% 56
1934- .-------------------------------- 36 67 37% 67
1935 ------------------------------------------- 55 67 54% 67
1936 ----------------------------------- ------- 613 78 61% 78
1937 ------------------------------- ----------- 59 82 55 82
1938 --------------------------------------------------- 55 65% 56 653

ISSUE OF 1940, EXTENDED TO 1969

1937 ---------------------------------------------------- 59 81% 61 81
1938 ---------------------------------------------------- 55% 65 51 653


Notwithstanding the fact that interest on the above bonds has been
paid regularly-at no time being in arrears-the decline in quotations
was in keeping with the general trend throughout the years of the
economic depression. In 1934, as a result of a fiscal situation with
much reduced customs revenue, compared with the collections in the
previous years when the bond issues were negotiated, a plan of read-
justment was approved, which included a new agreement for amorti-
zation of the external bonded debt, whereby the outstanding bonds
were extended for a period of 20 or 30 years.






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INTERNAL REVENUE

Collections.-For account of internal revenue yielded $3,424,111.37
in 1938, an increase of $166,358.54 as compared with the preceding
year. Again as in 1936 and 1937, receipts from this source surpassed
those of customs proper. A review of the nine basic laws involved in
these collections, with a view to determining the cause for this general
increase, shows some decreases. The cargo tax produced $194,344.58
more than in 1937. This tax applies to storage and all cargo loaded or
unloaded, with variable rates depending on class, importation, expor-
tation, or coastwise. In May 1937 these rates were increased. The
rice tax law and law No. 949 (the latter usually referred to as the gaso-
line tax because that particular item produces more income revenue
than any other article listed therein), advanced $84,451.82 and
$17,972.21, respectively, both attributable to increased importation,
rice something over 4,800 tons, and gasoline about 690,000 gallons.
On the other hand, decreases were recorded in consular fees
$51,851.59; law 854 (consumption tax) $49,525.86; and document tax
$8,322, all directly or indirectly dependent on values, and the total
value of importations dropped $349,401 in 1938.
Collections aggregating $19,065.21 for the aqueduct tax in 1937,
were the last under that law, which was repealed.
Disbursements.-Payments to the Government were the principal
transactions under this heading; in 1938 they totaled $3,172,252.49 of
which amount $3,147,036.32 represented net collections. Savings in
operation expense of $24,618.92 ($8,444.32 account 1937 and $16,-
174.60 account 1938), and $595.75 interest on deposits, were other
disbursements.
Other items in order of importance were: Operation expenses
$107,554.95, treated at greater length in the paragraph following;
reimbursements of $64,570.12, almost entirely exoneration refunds or
drawbacks; and $7,717.89 for operation and maintenance (including
personal service) of the port boats.
Expense.-Operation cost of the internal-revenue branch of the
service was $107,554.95 for the year, or 3.14 percent of the total
receipts. Practically the entire amount was for payment of salaries,
with the exception of approximately $5,000 for printing and traveling
expenses. The total cost was well within the 1938 budget allotment,
$120,230, and the 4 percent authorized by the special agreement with
the Government.
Economies effected made possible the payment of $8,444.32 to the
Government-balance pending for 1937, and $16,174.60 for account
of 1938. Of the latter amount $2,191.85 was disbursed, in accordance
with special authority, for construction and repairs, including the
termination of the new customs office and warehouse at La Romana.
On December 31, 1938, there remained a balance of $11,398.29 in the






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4-percent collection account, which will be paid to the Government in
March 1939. The total $27,572.89 represents the savings in the 4-
percent operation allowance for account of 1938, an amount unex-
pended and made available to the Government.
The accountability of internal-revenue collections and disburse-
ments is maintained separately and is quite distinct from that of the
customs collections and disposition thereof pursuant to the provisions
of the Convention. As made of record in other reports and repeated
here, participation of the Receivership in the collection of certain
internal-revenue taxes, is by virtue of a special agreement entered into
with the Dominican Government at its request in 1930.
Appendix D with its several schedules gives the usual tabulated
particulars of internal revenue collections, expenditures, and disburse-
ments during the calendar year 1938.
ANNUAL INSPECTION
A very practical feature which tends to promote the efficiency of
the service is the provision of the general regulations that there shall
be a personal inspection and examination annually of the accountabil-
ity and administration of the Receivership by a representative of
the Bureau of Insular Affairs. Lt. Col. Norman Randolph, United
States Army, Assistant to the Chief of the Bureau of Insular Affairs,
War Department, Washington, was designated to make the inspection
in 1938. The official arrived at Ciudad Trujillo, December 6, 1938,
and during his stay visited several of the outside ports, where he made
examinations and inspections, in addition to his work at the central
office and the major port, the Capital. His itinerary included the two
ports in Bay of Samand; thus he was enabled to gain a comprehensive
view of the service, its administration and personnel.
These inspections are considered of real benefit, for they afford
opportunity to exchange views and ideas, many of which are useful
by way of implanting improvements.
RETIREMENT FUND
For account of the reserve fund available for the payment of bene-
fits to employees of the Receivership retired from active service,
pursuant to the plan approved December 30, 1935, there were pur-
chased in January 1938, Dominican Republic customs bonds (5y2's)
par value $17,000, at the attractive price of 55. Cost of the bonds
was $9,350, plus theusual incidental charges-brokerage, exchange,
service charge-which amounted to $123.68. The interest accrued
to date of purchase was subsequently collected and credited to the
account.
From the inauguration of the plan, put into effect after the Receiver-
ship had operated for 30 years, 11 employees have been retired, of
whom two since have died.







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To meet future demands, the retirement fund must be maintained
by the accumulation of dividends collected on the Dominican bonds
purchased, in addition to the budgetary provision of an annual
amount stipulated to be an integral part of the 5-percent Convention
allowance for cost of operation.
A statement of this fund showing current transactions and condition
at the close of the year will be found under schedule 13 (b), appendix A.

BUST OF GEORGE WASHINGTON
Recognized as one of the outstanding improvements realized in the
Capital during recent years, was the construction of a boulevard along
the Caribbean Sea, extending to the southwest of the city, affording
an ideal promenade as well as an imposing thoroughfare for vehicular
traffic. It has become the attractive rendezvous for residents and
visitors, particularly during the late afternoons when sea breezes are
most welcome.
By act of Congress the Dominican Government very graciously
bestowed on the avenue the name of George Washington. On Feb-
ruary 22, 1936, was the official ceremony of dedication.
In appreciation of the signal mark of respect accorded the first
American, members of the American colony, residents of the Capital
and other sections of the Republic, took the initiative in providing a
suitable memorial, to maik the event and make of permanent record
the gratitude and pride experienced by Americans for the act of the
Dominican Government.
The memorial is formed of a bronze bust, a replica of the famous
Houdon bust in Le Louvre, Paris, set in a niche of a solid pedestal of
New England granite. The carved inscription consists of an eagle
at the top of the pedestal immediately over a semicircle of 13 stars,
with: "Washington, MCMXXXVII" appearing immediately under
the bust.
Conveniently located at a central point on the avenue, the me-
morial reflects dignity and simplicity, characteristics of the world figure
it represents.
The dedication ceremony appropriately was held February 22,
1938, on which occasion Vice President Peynado accepted the bust on
behalf of the Dominican Government, after a proper presentation was
made by the American Minister.

AMERICAN LEGATION
The Capital of the Dominican Republic has the distinction of being
included among those the Department of State, Washington, has
selected for the acquisition of property and construction of buildings
for the official use of its diplomatic and consular officers accredited to
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of operations for the realization of the project in Ciudad Trujillo.
The site purchased in the Gascue residential district is most desirable,
an ideal location with an elevation which affords a commanding marine
view. The plan approved provides for the immediate construction of
a residence for the American Minister and a legation and consulate
office where the combined official activities of the service will be housed.
Active work on the latter building is well under way and it is expected
that the premises will be ready for occupancy within a few months.
The plot of land acquired comprises several acres, which makes avail-
able ample ground space for the construction of additional buildings,
in the future.
NEW COINAGE

A new metallic currency was put in circulation in the Dominican
Republic in 1938, under presidential decree which provided that the
national currency of the year 1897, as well as American coins which
for years had circulated freely, be replaced by the new Dominican
money at an exchange rate of five to one in the case of the former
and at par for the latter. The action was pursuant to the provisions
of law No. 1259 promulgated in Official Gazette No. 4999 dated
February 24, 1937.
The currency withdrawn from circulation was shipped to the
United States, the American coins for redemption, and the Dominican
coins for sale as metal.
Official announcement was made by Government decree No. 2247
dated March 29, 1938, that circulation of the new coins would com-
mence on April 18. The total amount available for issuance was
$600,000, in denominations as follows:
50-e~t pieces (silver) --_ ----------------- $250, 000
25-cent pieces (silver) -----------------------------------------. 140, 000
10-cent pieces (silver) ---------------------_----_------___ 100, 000
5-cent pieces (nickel) --- --------------------------------100, 000
1-cent pieces (copper) -------------------------------------_ 10, 000

Total_ ---------------------------------------------. 600, 000
The amount withdrawn from circulation was:
American silver ------------------------------------ $409, 149. 87
Old Dominican silver----------------------------------- 219, 779. 71

Total --------------------------------------- ----- 628, 929. 58
Sixty days were allowed for introduction of the new and with-
drawal of the old coins. In size and general appearance the new
coins are similar to the American coins of corresponding denominations
which they have replaced and they have the same value as the latter;
their metal content is said to be the same.
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and the issue was handled by the Royal Bank of Canada, which
maintains branches in the Dominican Republic. The amount placed
in circulation was sufficient only for the Republic's requirements,
and it does not appear that any exchange problems were created by
the issue.
All of the coins are stamped on the reverse with the coat-of-arms
of the Dominican Republic. On the obverse appears the symbol of
Liberty represented by the head of an Indian, excepting the 1-cent
pieces which show a palm tree. The supply of the latter-the
pennies-was found to be insufficient to meet the needs of commerce,
and the Government therefore decreed extensions to March 1939,
for final withdrawal of the American pennies to be replaced by coins
of the Dominican Republic.

PUBLIC WORKS

Among evidences of expansion and progress which have characterized
the years following the hurricane of 1930 in Santo Domingo, the
most striking are the improvement of harbors, the construction of
highways, bridges, irrigation projects, the erection of public buildings,
and the creation of parks and playgrounds. During 1938, activity
in all these lines was continued, and further progress recorded. All
accomplished with current budgetary funds.
Improvement of the harbor of Ciudad Trujillo, begun in 1935, was
advanced in 1938 by prolongation of the breakwater. Outstanding
among the works accomplished was the embellishment, on the harbor
side, of Fortress Ozama, originally constructed by the Spaniards more
than 400 years ago. Utilizing reclaimed land at the river mouth,
there has been built a high and crenelated wall of reinforced concrete,
semicircular in form, ornamented with towers and wrought-iron gates,
and fringed with coconut palms. Extending along and beyond this
structure a broad avenue has been built which opens up an additional
roadway from the wharves.
Another improvement was the erection of an attractive port office
building situated on the avenue, facing the sea. The whole now
constitutes an imposing and pleasing sea-and-river front.
The port, dredged to a mean depth of 34 feet over an area of
3,516,850 square feet and protected by a 2,855%-foot breakwater, was
formally inaugurated on August 15, 1938. The potential value to the
country of these harbor improvements, which tend to attract tourists
as well as to stimulate and facilitate commercial exchanges, is
manifest.
Dredging operations were carried on at Puerto Plata in 1938, the
harbor being dredged to a depth of 30 feet along the northeast and
northwest sides of the dock. Needed repairs were made to the
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At La Romana there was constructed a new customhouse and ware-
house, affording proper facilities which had been lacking. This im-
provement is discussed in a separate chapter.
In the harbors of Monte Cristi, Barahona, and Azua, where docks
had deteriorated, necessary repairs were made.
The new highway linking the important ports of Azua and Bara-
hona was completed and formally opened to traffic in 1938. Another
artery opened to traffic during the year was the highway from Sanchez
to Samand.
Of the new roads which are under construction, the one leading up
into the mountains beyond Jarabacoa to the Constanza Plateau, de-
serves special mention. There is little trade or travel in this sparsely
settled region, but the beauty of the high mountain scenery, once a
good road has been provided, should prove to be an attraction to vis-
itors, and in time the valley will become a tourist resort; and in addition
the combination of a colder climate and fertile lands will enable the
Government to continue its experiments with the cultivation of
some fruits and small crops not usually grown in the lower altitudes
of the Tropics.
During the year, 21 temporary bridges of varying dimensions
were replaced by others of permanent character constructed of rein-
forced concrete, and work was begun on a 240-foot, two-section bridge,
to cross the "Nagua" River in the Sanchez district.
Prominent among the buildings erected in Ciudad Trujillo was the
"Hospital Marion." Although strictly speaking not in the category
of public works, the hospital, dedicated to the use of the army, a large
and well-equipped modern building, is a distinct contribution not only
to the public welfare but also to the architecture of the city.
IRRIGATION
The Department of Agriculture campaign to further and intensify
crop cultivation was carried forward in the construction of irrigation
projects. To bring water to the soil of a portion of the best and largest
agricultural region in the country, known as the "Cibao," an extensive
system has been planned and a considerable part of the work finished.
A canal 43 kilometers in length, with a capacity of 6,000 liters of
water per second, will be supplied by the abundant waters of the
northern Yaque River. Intended to irrigate an extension of 6,000 hec-
tares the canal in its entirety calls for the construction of many locks,
sewers, bridges, the largest of the latter being the viaduct over the
stream called "Dicayagua" which conveys the water to the lands to be
irrigated. This bridge-canal, 750 meters in length, is sustained by 52
pillars and is the most important part of the entire system. It was
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THE PRESIDENCY
Toward the close of his second elective period, and to the great
surprise of the country, Gen. Rafael L. Trujillo, who assumed the
Presidency in 1930, made formal declaration that he would not con-
tinue in office, notwithstanding a popular demand voiced by all ele-
ments. In advance of the date set by the Constitution for the elec-
tion, the President recommended to his party and the country that
on his retirement, there be elected for the presidential term 1938-42,
Dr. Jacinto B. Peynado, as President, who had served as Vice Presi-
dent, and Dr. Manuel de J. Troncoso de la Concha as Vice President,
who latterly had been rector of the University of Santo Domingo.
As an outcome of the election on May 16, 1938, the electorate ac-
cepted the recommendation and confirmed the choice of President
Trujillo. The two eminent citizens named, each an outstanding and
distinguished lawyer and both having occupied prominent positions
in the official life of the country during the course of many years,
were inaugurated August 16, 1938, for the presidential term of 4 years.
It was the understanding at the time of election that the policies
outlined and put in operation by President Trujillo would continue
unchanged during the new presidential period, this in order that there
would be carried on without interruption the program of public works
and other activities which characterize to such a marked degree the
efforts of President Trujillo dating from the year 1930.

FRONTIER SERVICE
Following construction of 156 kilometers of highway connecting
Barahona with Pedernales, at the extreme southwestern tip of the
Dominican-Haitian frontier, the Dominican Government, in April
1938, decreed that a frontier customs office be established at Peder-
nales.
Due to the isolation of the region, and the inadequacy of housing
facilities there, several weeks were consumed in making the necessary
preliminary arrangements. Subsequently an employee was trans-
ferred to Pedernales from the Barahona office, and finally, on May 27,
the deputy general receiver proceeded from Ciudad Trujillo to Peder-
nales, when the new office was formally opened. Authority for the
action was granted by law No. 1527, promulgated in Official Gazette
No. 5188, July 2, 1938, which modified article 3 of the law of customs
and ports, by adding Pedernales to the frontier ports. For the in-
formation and guidance of the customs service, the Receivership issued
its Administrative Circular No. 392, July 8, 1938, in which is incor-
porated the law cited, the latter containing a revised schedule of all
the customs ports of entry, maritime and land, of the Republic.
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a rough trail, impassable except on foot or by pack animal. It was
freely predicted, at the time the new office was established, that com-
mercial activity at this point would be negligible. The result of
operations for the last 6 months of 1938 fully confirmed this belief, no
revenue at all having been collected during the period.
The cost of operations at Pedernales is relatively small, but in the
light of results, it is difficult, from a revenue-producing viewpoint, to
justify the maintenance of the office. However, it is the policy of the
Receivership to offer the Government complete cooperation in mat-
ters of this sort where considerations other than those of a purely
fiscal character doubtless are involved.

FRONTIER TRAFFIC DECLINES

There was a continued decline in land traffic throughout 1938, be-
tween Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Commercial exchanges
by land dwindled away almost to nothing, and travel, except through
the port of Villa Elias Pifia, which is situated on the main central
highway linking the two Capitals, was very light.
Formerly there was continual movement back and forth across the
frontier. In addition to longer hauls, many small traders, inhabi-
tants of the region, crossed the line daily to dispose of agricultural or
other products on which customs duties were collected. Today this
movement has almost completely stopped. The extent of the decline
is indicated by the fact that total collections, customs and internal
revenue taxes combined, at all frontier ports, amounted in 1938 to
$885.63 as compared with $1,630.55 in 1937.
An analysis of the situation reveals the fact that the decrease in the
traffic has been far greater in imports of Haitian origin than Domini-
can exports to the neighboring Republic. Among these items are
tobacco, beans, cotton, etc., which are subjected to less burdensome
taxation in Haiti than prevails on the Dominican side of the border.
Notwithstanding the marked shrinkage in receipts, as a preventive
agency and for political reasons as well, the land customs offices must
be maintained along the international boundary which separates the
two republics. In former years there was much greater activity by
way of contrast to the extremely reduced receipts recorded during
recent years. Detachments of the army stationed on the border
actively cooperate with the customs service in the enforcement of the
laws and suppression of contraband.

CUSTOMS PREMISES, LA ROMANA

The completion of suitable customs warehouse and office quarters
at the port of La Romana was among the accomplishments in 1938.
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This item had been pending for many years, work having been
started and then suspended, principally for lack of funds.
In pursuance of the Receivership policy of encouraging the Govern-
ment to utilize unexpended balances of its collection accounts for
customs improvements, after considerable correspondence the neces-
sary action was taken and the cost of the new building was defrayed
from funds advanced from the 4-percent internal revenue collection
account.
The cooperation of the Central Romana, Inc., was obtained and
that company, at its expense, extended a spur of its railroad to the
new premises, thus affording the necessary facilities for the prompt
conveyance of imported merchandise from the wharf.
The building is well constructed, with ample space for storing cargo
as well as suitable office accommodation, so that it may be made of
record that the port of La Romana, formerly deficient in this respect,
now has customs premises adequate to meet the needs of the service.

BANANA EXPORTS

Banana cultivation in the Dominican Republic, which had been
limited to supplying the local demand, has expanded so rapidly during
the short period of the last 3 years, that special comment on the
development is warranted in continuation of the remarks in the
1937 report.
Exports again in the year under review were much greater than in
the previous year, as the following statement reveals:

Year Stems Value
1936---------..........-----------------------------------------------. 3,227 $967
1937-------................-.----------------....... ------------------ 127,877 28,964
1938..----.....----------- ....------------------------------------. 369,272 95,408


In former years bananas occupied an important place among
Dominican exports, when the United Fruit Co. owned and operated
large plantations near Puerto Plata. The statistical record of the
exportation by that company in 1 year of 668,000 stems established
the fact that the soil and climate of certain sections of the country
were suitable for bananas. However, the company did not continue
its operations and for many years intensive cultivation was abandoned.
In 1936 the Dominican Government inaugurated a campaign to en-
courage the cultivation for export of the fruit, and available statistics
show satisfactory results. With the favorable reception in foreign
markets of Dominican bananas, it may be expected that there will be
a steady increase in this trade.
Dominican bananas are said to be of excellent quality, and the
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which includes the Provinces of Puerto Plata, Santiago, Moca, and
Samani.
In 1938 the ports of Ciudad Trujillo and Puerto Plata each handled
approximately one-half of the banana export business. A large part
of the bananas grown in the northern Provinces was transported by
truck to the Capital for shipment. Practically the entire export
crop was consigned to the American market.
Ample steamship facilities are available, plying between Dominican
ports and New York; also to southern ports of the United States, to
transport all bananas which may be offered.

MISCELLANY
"MEMPHIS"
The final chapter may now be written and become a part of the
permanent record in the matter of the removal of the wreck of the
Memphis, a former cruiser of the United States Navy, which occupied
a conspicuous place against the shore line of the Dominican Capital-
was the first sight to attract the attention of an incoming traveler by
sea. For a period extending over 20 years the wreck supplied a topic
of critical comment in the press, as it was a source of deep concern to
American citizens.
As outlined in the remarks on this subject which appear in the 1937
Receivership report, the work of demolition, after many delays, was
commenced in 1937 and continued actively until completion in June
1938. The contracting concern, Hardaway Construction Co., Inc.,
Columbus, Ga., had its dealings directly with the Dominican Govern-
ment. The American Navy had no part whatever in the transaction,
pursuant to an opinion rendered by the Judge Advocate General of
the United States Navy, which held that the wrecked cruiser was
subject to disposal by virtue of the laws of abandonment of the
Dominican Republic.
As the work progressed, the thickness of some of the steel plates
(9 inches around the conning tower) necessitated the use of an enor-
mous quantity of acetylene and oxygen, which increased the cost to
far beyond the original estimates.
On the termination of the work it was reported that 4,500 tons of
scrap steel had been salvaged, all of which was exported to Germany.
The recovery of material extended to the water's edge, sufficient to
remove the identity of the wreck in the harbor of Ciudad Trujillo
where for years it had elicited much unfavorable comment on account
,of its ghastly appearance, especially on the part of American visitors.
In connection with the desirability of the removal of the wreck of
the Memphis which had been made the subject of many editorials
appearing in the American press, some calling upon the United States
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parallel to the wreck of the Maine, which had lain in the harbor of
Havana, Cuba, for years and was finally disposed of after Congress
provided a large appropriation for the undertaking, it is significant to
make it a part of the present record that the dismantling of the
wreck of the Memphis was accomplished without any appropriation
on the part of the United States Government.
IMMIGRATION FROM CENTRAL EUROPE
The fall of the year marked the commencement of immigration into
the Dominican Republic from central European countries, and while
the movement to the present has not assumed important proportions,
under the circumstances it warrants special mention in this report.
Various plans for the regulation of this traffic are under consideration
by the Dominican authorities. At the close of 1938 the number of
these immigrants to reach the country from central Europe, with a
view to settling permanently, was reported to be in the neighborhood
of 100.
TOURIST TRAFFIC DECLINES
Fewer tourists visited the Dominican Republic in 1938 than during
the previous year. There was no change in the Government's policy
of encouraging this important traffic, but as compared with 1937 the
total number declined from 8,628 to 6,584. About two-thirds of all
tourists each year come from the United States, but in 1938 the
number was only 4,414 as compared with 5,433 in 1937. It appears
probable that the decline last year was due to unsettled business con-
ditions in the United States. English and German visitors increased
in number, the gain in the latter group being relatively large.
DOMINICAN MERCHANT MARINE
The nucleus of a Dominican merchant marine was formed in 1938,
with the creation, in November, of the "Naviera Dominicana," Inc.
This company, which was organized with Dominican capital, has
acquired two steamers and now maintains a regular service between
Dominican ports and Curagao and Martinique. Both steamers are
equipped to carry passengers as well as freight.

SUMMARY OF COMMERCE

Complete statistical data which embrace many group schedules of
the imports and exports of the Dominican foreign trade in 1938 form
a summary of commerce, appendix C, of this report. Values and
quantities (if available for compilation) are stated for the year under
review, with comparisons of corresponding items for 1937. Special
tabulations have been made from the body of the summary, of the
principal imports and exports, and comments on same appear in
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FOREIGN TRADE
[Values are in United States currency]

Lower sugar prices in 1938 were largely responsible for a 14-percent
decline in the total value of Dominican foreign trade. Exports, of
which raw-sugar shipments make up 60 percent, declined by 21 per-
cent, from $18,120,471 to $14,347,033. While exports declined, the
value of imports, on the other hand, was fairly well maintained, a
decline of only 3 percent, from $11,691,896 to $11,342,495, being
recorded.
As a result of the trade movements described above, the Republic's
favorable balance in 1938 was only $3,004,538, as compared with
$6,428,875 in 1937. The margin by which exports exceeded imports,
however, was still substantial and may be considered as indicative of
a generally healthy internal economic situation.
Total imports and exports, with percentages of increase and de-
crease, by year, over the 5-year period 1934-38 are shown below:

Imports Exports
Increase (+)
Year Increase () Increase (+)ordecrease
Inor decrease Tt Increase trade (--), year pre-
Total or decrease Total or decrease ceding
(-), ear pre (-), year pre- ceding
ceding ceding

Percent Percent Percent
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
1938---- ...- 11,342,495 -3 14,347,033 -21 25, 689. 528 -14


The United States, in 1938, continued the chief source of supply for
Dominican imports, being credited with $6,072,401, or 54 percent of
the $11,342,495 total. The United Kingdom, which took sugar valued
at $5,875,305 of the 1938 crop, was, by that token, the Republic's best
customer. However, the United Kingdom's purchases in Santo
Domingo were limited almost entirely to sugar, for of the total
amount involved-$5,980,108-only some $100,000 was the value of
its other Dominican purchases.
A relatively small decline in imports during 1938 was fairly well
distributed among all the countries which supply the Dominican
market. It is of interest that while imports from almost all countries
showed a decline, France during the year slightly increased its sales
to Santo Domingo. Japan again ranked second (the United States
occupying first place) as a source of supply, selling $1,201,794 worth of
goods, chiefly cotton textiles, in the Dominican market. Germany
ranked third, with sales valued at $865,279 as compared with $904,767
during the previous year. In this connection it should be recalled
that trade with Germany today is conducted on a barter basis. Goods
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Values entering into trade with Germany are, therefore, difficult to
determine with any degree of accuracy. The tendency is for Domini-
can exporters to overvalue, in terms of dollars, Dominican products
shipped to Germany, and for Dominican importers to undervalue, in
terms of dollars, German products brought to Santo Domingo. For
this reason, caution should be used in drawing conclusions from sta-
tistics of trade with Germany under the prevailing conditions.
The United States came next after the United Kingdom as a pur-
chaser of Dominican products. While the United Kingdom's pur-
chases were limited almost entirely to sugar, the United States diversi-
fied its buying to include important quantities of many of the
Republic's chief export products. France ranked third, with rela-
tively large quantities of both sugar and coffee. The following tables
show total values of imports and exports, by countries, for 1938 and
1937, with corresponding percentages of the total:

1938

Country Imports Exports Total

Value Percent Value Percent Value Percent

United States..........------------- $6, 072, 401 54 $4,606,835 32 $10, 679, 236 42
United Kingdom .-----------.. -- 564,389 4 5,980,108 42 6,544,497 25
France ....---------------------- 363,601 3 1,152,687 8 1,516,288 6
Germany ----------------- -865,279 8 483,995 3 1,349,274 5
Japan .------------ ----..--- -- 1,201,794 11 34,934 -......... 1,236,728 5
Dutch West Indies ----..--------. 345, 216 3 354, 471 3 699,687 3
British India .-.. ------- 505,167 5 .----------- ------. 505,167 2
Netherlands ---------------------- 92,302 1 400,257 3 492, 559 2
Morocco ---------------------------- 12 ...----------... 412,355 3 412,367 2
Puerto Rico -------- 15,103 .------. 333,478 2 348,581 1
Siam .. ....--------- -------. 236,760 2 ..-------- --- 236,760 1
Belgium -..---.......------------ -- 153,472 1 74,244 1 227,716 1
Italy ..-------------------..----. 204,749 2 9,693 ------- 214,442 1
New Zealand -----.. ----- 11,028 ..----. 199,572 1 210,600 1
Canada ----------------------- 127,929 1 12 ------.... 127,941 .....
All other....---............--------- 583, 293 5 304,392 2 887,685 3
Total---........---------- 11,342,495 100 14,347,033 100 25,689,528 100

1937

Country Imports Exports Total

Value Percent Value Percent Value Percent

United States ...............------. $6, 115,157 52 $5,832,213 32 $11,947,370 40
United Kingdom...---.. .--------. 777,073 7 5,430,447 31 6,207,520 21
France --.......- .....------------- 307,299 3 2,594,744 14 2,902,043 10
Japan ................---. ------- --1,478,881 13 235,263 1 1,714,144 6
Germany .-.......-- --------- 904,767 8 589,033 3 1,493,800 5
Morocco -------------18 ...----.- 1,076,853 6 1,076,871 4
Netherlands -....--......-------- 130,565 1 561, 894 3 692,459 2
Puerto Rico ---------------------- 22,853 -..... 518,986 3 541, 839 2
Dutch West Indies --------------- 269, 580 2 259, 453 1 529,033 2
New Zealand ------------- 11,514 ----- 389, 750 2 401,264 1
British India -----....-------- -- 386,181 3 ----------.-- 386,181 1
Belgium ------- ------ 228, 241 2 6,329 ---- 234, 570 1
Canada --------.---------- ..-- 203,348 2 -- --------- 203,348 1
Italy .--------------------------- 120,959 1 76,165 1 197,124 1
Egypt ---------------------------- 1,181 -----.... 180,096 1 181,277..-
Cuba -------------- ---- -- 67,414 1 74,990 1 142,404 ........-
All other....------...--------.. -- 666, 865 5 294,255 1 961,120 3
Total -- ----------- 11, 691, 896 100 18,120,471 100 29,812,367 100







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MAJOR IMPORTS

The 10 major items which entered into Dominican import trade
of the year have been selected for special consideration, and are
presented below in order of importance, in tabular form, for ready
reference. Together, these items, in 1938, made up 53 percent of
Dominican imports:
1. Cotton and manufactures of cotton.-Although representing a
slightly smaller percentage of total Dominican imports than in
previous years, were, once more in 1938, by a wide margin, first in
importance among the commodities entering into this trade. There
was a decline of 11 percent in the value of goods grouped under this
heading, from $2,246,003 in 1937 to $1,997,727 in 1938. The latter
figure, however, was still higher by more than $1,000,000 than the
value of the second major item among Dominican imports, namely,
machinery and apparatus. The table below shows the value of cotton
goods imported into the Dominican Republic during the past 5 years:

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

Percent
1934 .......----......... ...-----------.----------------- $2,380,124 23 +28
1935 ....................------------------------------ 1,821,245 19 -23
1936 .---.. ---..... ......--.----- ------------------------- 1,931,526 19 +6
1937 ....................------------------------------ 2,246,003 19 +16
1938...--------............ -------. ---------------------. 1,997,727 18 -11

Japan, as in several recent years, again was, in 1938, the chief
supplier of cotton goods for the Dominican Republic. Formerly
the United States led all other countries as a supplier of this mer-
chandise. Then in 1935 Japan forged ahead and established the lead.
In 1938 Japan's share of the trade fell from 53 percent to 47 percent.
The share of the United States meanwhile increased from 31 percent
to 37 percent. It is of interest, too, that the actual value of cotton
goods imported from the United States in 1938, was greater than in the
previous year notwithstanding the decline in value of total imports
under this heading:

1938 1937
Imported from--
Value Percent Value Percent

Japan -----------.------------------------- $945, 094 47 $1,186,751 53
United States ------------------ 731,788 37 700, 316 31
United Kingdom -------------------------------- 231, 377 12 235,851 11
Allother .---------.------------------------- 89, 48 4 123,085 5
Total...--.............--------------- ------- 1,997,727 100 2,246,003 100

2. Machinery and apparatus retained in 1938 the position established
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value of such purchases under this heading although slightly less
than in 1937, was still well above the level of other recent years, as
the following table indicates:


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

Percent
1934.------------------------- $512,181 5 -31
1935 ....------------- 506, 866 5 -1
1936 -------- ------ ------ ------- -568,780 6 +12
1937-.. ------------------------- 858,763 7 +51
1938 -----------------------. 825,923 7 -4


The United States was once more, by a wide margin, the chief
supplier of this trade, although Germany again increased its share:

1938 1937
Imported from--
Value Percent Value Percent

United States......--------------.---.------........- $703, 223 85 $752, 332 88
Germany..-----.. ----------------.---..------- 72, 097 9 67, 514 8
Netherlands ------ -------------------------- 21,636 3 9,982 1
All other. ------------------------------ 28,967 3 28,935 3
Total--... ---------------------------825, 923 100 858, 763 100


3. Chemical and pharmaceutical products in 1938 continued as in the
2 preceding years to rank third in importance among Dominican
imports Each of the 5 past years has shown a gain in the value of
imports under this heading, as the following table indicates:


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

Percent
1934......----- ----.......... .--------------- -..--.... $500,768 5 +21
1935. ..- ------------------------------------ 564.509 6 +13
1936..... .................---- ------------------------ 576,285 6 +2
1937...... ------------.....------------------------------ 724,902 6 +26
1938. ------------------------------------- 733, 64 6 +1


The United States in 1938 retained its place as chief supplier of
chemical and pharmaceutical products for the Dominican Republic.
France again was the second principal source of supply, and Germany
came next slightly increasing its sales in this trade:


Imported from-


United States.-- ------....- ---------
France _------------------------- -
Germany -----------
All other ... . .. ------ ---- -. .--- .-- ... .----
Total .....................----------------------------


1938 1937


Value

$324,142
110,869
94,358
204,495
733,864


Percent Value

44 $301,622
15 95,581
13 85,089
28 242,610
100 724,902


Percent

42
13
12
33
100








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4. Jute bags.-To serve as containers for Santo Domingo's chief
export products, namely sugar, cacao, and coffee, jute bags, chiefly of
British Indian origin, are imported annually in large quantities into
the Dominican Republic. The year 1938 was no exception to the
rule. As in 1937, jute bags once again ranked fourth in importance


among imports, a substantial increase having
pared with 1937, both in quantity and value:


been recorded as com-


Percent Increase (+)
Percentor decrease
Year Kilos Value of total o d)ease
imports preceding

Percent
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
1938....... .------ ------. ----------------------- 5,150,957 510,081 4 +16

The following table shows imports of jute bags, by countries for
1938 and 1937:

1938 1937
Imported from-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

British India. --------- ----- 4,905,338 $466,952 92 3,923,430 $376, 624 86
United States .---... ---- 139,988 19,705 4 124,839 22,479 5
All other ..--------------. 105, 631 23,424 4 203,258 41,166 9
Total --------------- 5,150,957 510, 081 100 4,251,627 440,269 100

5. Paper and paper manufactures.-For the second consecutive year,
in 1938 there was a sharp rise in the total value of paper and paper
manufactures imported into the Republic. Valued at $461,897,
merchandise under this group moved up from sixth to fifth place
among Dominican imports. Wrapping paper is the largest paper
item received.

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

Percent
1934 .-------------_-- --------------------------- --- 318,362 3 +41
1935 ...------------------------------------------------- 330,021 3 +4
1936 ---.... .-- -----...... ------------------------------- 299,629 3 -9
1937 ..---------.....--------------------------------- - 383,700 3 +28
1938.... ............- ----.----------------------------- 461,897 4 +20


The United States retained its place as the chief source of supply for
paper and its manufactures, but Sweden, Germany, and Esthonia all
increased their sales to the Republic. Germany made the most gains;
although the total amount involved was relatively small, that coun-
try doubled its sales in 1938, compared with the year previous, as the
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1938 1937
Imported from-
Value Percent Value Percent

United States ....-------........................... $305, 583 66 $264, 853 69
Sweden ............------------------. 39,469 8 27,563 7
Germany.....------......--------------------- ..-- 35,061 8 14, 201 4
Esthonia .---------------------------------32,450 7 23,010 6
All other .---.....--------- --------------------..--- 49,334 11 54,073 14
Total ...-- ..--......-.------------------. 461,897 100 383,700 100


6. Gasoline ranked sixth among Dominican imports in 1938, hav-
ing moved up from seventh place in 1937. There was an increase in
both the quantity and value imported. Improved roads in the Repub-
lic, and the increased use of motor transportation for passenger and
freight traffic, explain the trend toward greater imports of gasoline,
notwithstanding the heavy combined taxation which is imposed on
the product. The following table shows the quantity and value of
gasoline imported over the past 5 years:

Increase (+)
Percent of or de-
Year Gallons Values total im- crease (-)
ports year pre-
ceding

Percent
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
1938.......---------- ......----------------- 4,597,559 338,293 3 +11


The Dutch West Indies in 1938 increased its share of the gasoline
import trade, while the United States lost ground. These two sources
of supply, however, together accounted for approximately 90 percent
of the gasoline imported into the Dominican Republic both in 1937
and in 1938, as shown below:

1938 1937
Imported from--
Gallons Value Percent Gallons Value Percent

Dutch West Indies ..--------. 2,046,224 $164, 757 49 1, 490, 089 $122,499 40
United States ---........ -- --.. 2,092,146 143,688 42 2,001,918 150, 311 50
All other.. ------...-----------. 459,189 29,848 9 421, 360 31,282 10
Total--...-..-.---------... 4,597,59 338, 293 100 3,913,367 304, 092 100


7. Rice, foreign purchases of which were small in 1937, once more
figured among the 10 major imports into the Dominican Republic in
1938. A series of laws and regulations taxing imported rice and
designed, at least in part, to further encourage domestic production,
resulted in a decline in imports, from 27,290 tons valued at $2,115,287
in 1929, to 1,864 tons valued at $80,865 in 1937. From the latter







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figure, there was an increase in 1938 to 6,688 tons valued at $289,360.
One explanation offered for this development is that when the new
laws came into force, there were in existence in the Republic large
stocks of imported rice which were drawn on gradually to supplement
the domestic rice in supplying consumption needs. These old stocks
became exhausted in 1938 and imports of rice expanded accordingly.
The following table shows the quantity and value of rice imported
during the past 5 years:

Increase (+)
Percent or de-
Year Kilos Value of total crease (-)
imports year pre-
ceding

Percent
1934............................----------------- 11, 992,580 $383,506 4 -11
1935 .---------------------------- ------------ 9,456,126 354,514 4 -8
1936 -----------------------------------------9,053,228 360,274 4 +2
1937 ----------------------------------------- 1,864,105 80,865 1 -78
1938..----------------------------------------- 6,688, 723 289, 360 3 +258


As in former years Siam supplied the major part of the rice imported
into the Republic. It is of interest, however, that the United States
for the first time figured as an important supplier of the cereal, ac-
counting in 1938 for 10 percent of the total quantity imported. The
demand for foreign rice having arisen suddenly, there was not suffi-
cient time to place all orders in the Far East, and certain urgent pur-
chases were, therefore, made in the nearby market of the United
States. The following table shows the quantity and value of rice
imported in 1938 and 1937, by countries:

1938 1937
Imported from-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

Siam ------------------ 5,516,296 $236,742 82 1,864,052 $80,858 100
United States .----------------- 557, 902 28, 422 10 26 5 ...--
All other ----- -------- 614, 525 24,196 8 27 2 -
Total _- ---------- 6,688,723 289,360 100 1,864,105 80,865 100


8. Structural material (iron).-A considerable decline both in the
quantity and value of structural material (iron) purchased abroad is
to be noted in 1938 importations, with the result that shipments under
this heading fell back from fifth to eighth place:

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

Percent
1934 ......... ......--- --------------------- 4, 283, 207 $514, 211 5 +84
1935" ------.. . . ---------- 5,674,344 475, 411 5 -8
1936 --------. 390,4.5 4 -18
1937 . 2,-------- --- ,2 862, 404 '. 424,795 4 +9
-1938 ... B .. -_ .. 3,201,36 289,202 3 -32
1938 --- --- ---- --- --- ---- ------ --- -3, 1, 366 2


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The increase in the receipt of structural material (iron) imported
from France in 1938 was in striking contrast with the declines in the
volume and value of similarr shipments from other countries, as
outlined in the following tabulation:


Imported from-


United States -.--..
Belgium. -
France --..........
Germany.-----
All other -- -----
Total ...------


1938

Kilos Value Percent

1, 752.853 $150,340 52
831,889 59,648 21
701,786 42,903 15
5-07.570 35,099 12
7.268 1,212 --
-.. 3,801,366 289,2029 100


9. Automobiles.-Although there was a decline in the number of
automobiles imported in 1938 compared with 1937, the latest figure
was well above the level of other recent years. During the period
under review there was an increase in the number of motor vehicles
actually in use in the Republic. Figures based on license plates
issued show that at the end of 1938 there were 126 more passenger
cars, autobuses, and trucks operating in the country than at the
beginning of 1937, or a total of 2,685. The table below shows the
number and value of automobiles imported during the past years:


Percent Increase (+)
Year Number Value of total o decreae
imports preceding
rts preceding


1934---------....................----------.
1935 ......................................--------------------...
1936 .... .................------....- ......
1937 _. ........------------------------------
1938 --- ---------. --------------.


$197, 574
201,752
233,619
295, 939
257, 791


Percent
+48
+2
+16
+27
-13


A marked increase in the sale of German automobiles in the Domini-
can Republic featured the 1938 trade. In the Annual Report for 1937
reference was made to the first receipts of "Opel" cars manufactured
by the General Motors Corporation in Germany. It was reported
at that time that these new cars compared favorably, and were com-
peting successfully, with American-made cars of the same class. The
statistics for 1938, presented below, confirm the opinion expressed a
year earlier:


1938 1937
Imported from-
Number Value Percent Number Value Percent

United States.. __---------- _. 229 $186 374 72 425 $293,666 99
Germany. -------. --- 183 71, 217 28 4 2,273 1
Allother ... . .. ** 2f0' . ..
A 'Pothe .----.--. ------------- 1 *. --------- -.. ..
7Tot -- 411 257,791 1 '.- 429 295,939 100


Kilos

1,851,242
2, 249, 790
151.050
805, 492
204, 828
5, 262, 402


Value

$205, 461
150. 456
9, 685
41, 284
17, 909
424, 795


Percent

48
35
2
10
5
100


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The two foregoing tables relate only to imports of passenger cars.
There were, in addition, 195 trucks imported in 1938 with a value of
$148,366. Of the trucks, 51 valued at $39,099 came from Germany, as
compared with 1 truck valued at $360, in 1937.
10. Wheat flour.-The decline in the total value of wheat flour
imports in 1938 when there was an increase in the quantity compared
with 1937, is accounted for by the fact that the unit selling price of this
staple dropped considerably in the American market. The table
fol owing outlines flour imports during a 5-year period:

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

Percent
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
1938..---..----------------------------- 4, 287,606 252,592 2 -12


The United States again supplied practically all of the wheat flour
imported into Santo Domingo, while some small orders were placed
in Canada:

1938 1937
Imported from- --


United States ---------------
Canada -.. -----.----------------
All other .----. ...-----------


Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

4,197,902 $247, 974 98 4,053 112 $280. 202 98
89, 654 4,613 2 106,514 6,725 2
50 5 ----- 1 3


Total. ..-- .-------------- 4,287,606 252,592 100 4,159,627 286,930 100


The 10 groups reviewed in the preceding paragraphs accounted for
53 percent of total Dominican imports in 1938. Among other items
which figured in the trade, and next in order of importance on
value basis were silk and manufactures of silk, manufactured hides
and skins, crude oil for fuel, illuminating oil (kerosene), paints and
pigments, and rubber tires.
Detailed tables designed to supply complete statistical information
relative to various aspects of Dominican import trade, including com-
parative tables of 1937 importations, are presented in schedules 1 to 6,
inclusive, of appendix C of this report.
MAJOR EXPORTS

Analysis of the 10 major Dominican exports is made in the following
pages. As in the case of imports, each export commodity has been
treated in the order of its importance, with supporting statistical







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tables. Sugar-and other sugarcane byproducts-made up 66 per-
cent of the total value of Dominican exports in 1938, while cacao and
coffee together accounted for an additional 21 percent.
1. Sugar, raw, in 1938, again headed the list of Dominican exports
by a substantial margin. Shipments of 403,537 metric tons, valued
at $8,592,050, represented a considerable decline compared with the
previous year, both as regards quantity and value. The declared
value, however, made up 60 percent of the total export trade. The
average price of Dominican sugar exported in 1938 was $1 per hun-
dred pounds; in the year preceding, $1.12. The following table shows
the quantity and value of Dominican sugar exported during the past
5 years:


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

Percent
1934...........................----------------- 333,944,799 $6,741,964 52 +63
1935___-------------------------------- -- 497,170,604 9,452,179 61 +40
1936------------------------------- 433,023,226 8,509,035 56 -10
1937....................----------------------- 428,064,027 10,683, 331 59 +26
1938..... -------- ----------------------- 403,536,505 8,592,050 60 -20-


The United Kingdom in 1938 increased its purchases of Dominican
sugar from $5,249,647 to $5,875,305, the latter figure representing
68 percent of the total value exported. It should be noted, how-
ever, that some sugar shipments manifested for the United Kingdom
go in bond and are subsequently shipped to other countries on the
European Continent. A table showing the quantity and value of
shipments of Dominican sugar in 1938 and 1937, by countries, follows:

1938 1937
Exported to-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

United Kingdom..--------- 280,086,745 $5,875,305 68 208,966,683 $5,249,647 49
United States.--..---.-----. 54,568,336 1, 208, 295 14 65,233,459 1, 624, 575 15
France------....... .---------- 34,398,861 727, 269 8 64,091,533 1, 553, 672 14
Morocco........... .---------- 18,475, 776 411, 155 5 43,357,144 1,076,853 10
New Zealand.....---------.. 8,092,441 199,572 2 15,528,371 389,750 4
Netherlands......--------. 5, 238, 502 112,300 2 12,896,806 315,322 3
All other.........------------ 2, 695, 844 58,154 1 17,990,031 473,512 5
Total.-.......------- 403,536,505 8,592,050 100 428,064,027 10,683,331 100


2. Cacao, in 1938, was again second in importance among Domini-
can exports. Had it not been for a drastic price decline, the record
would have been outstanding, since only once before in the history
of the Receivership, namely, in 1935, has the volume of cacao exports
been so large. The extent of the price decline is indicated by the
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than in 1937, the value was 24 percent lower. The particulars of
cacao exports over a period of the past 5 years are shown below:

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

Percent
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
1938..--..............--------------------------- 28,363,047 1,917,659 14 -24


There were few changes of significance during 1938 in the foreign
markets for Dominican cacao; the United States continued by far
the largest purchaser of the product. Germany again occupied
second place. It is of interest that Japan, which in 1937 for the
first time figured among the more important purchasers of Dominican
cacao, in 1938 substantially increased its takings and maintained
its place as the third largest consumer. The following table shows
Dominican cacao exports by countries:

1938 1937
Exported to-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

United States...........---------- 25,838,478 $1, 734, 714 90 16, 514, 586 $2,076,389 82
Germany ------------------ 2, 186,446 155, 576 8 2,187,510 324,067 13
Japan .. ...---.-------------. 225, 425 18, 705 1 111, 549 13, 001 1
All other-----..... -------------- 112,698 8,664 1 811,826 110,272 4
Total ............---------- 28, 363,047 1,917, 659 100 19,625,471 2,523,729 100


3. Coffee normally ranks third in importance among Dominican
exports, and in 1938, notwithstanding a large decline both in quantity
and value, the position was maintained. The table below indicates
the trend of exports of coffee during recent years:

Percent Increase (+)
Year Kilos Value of total r decrease
(-) year pre-
exports ceding

Percent
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
1938. .....----- ------------------------- 8, 414,914 1,040,190 7 -41


There was a decrease of almost 50 percent in the amount of Do-
minican coffee shipped to France in 1938 as compared with 1937,
and an even greater decline in value. On the other hand, the United
States purchased almost as much Dominican coffee in 1938 as in
1937 and the Netherlands took a substantially larger quantity than
before, as shown below:







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1938 1937
Exported to-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

France -- ........- .----------- 3,364,282 $380,777 37 6,055,527 $987,549 56
United States. -------. ------- 2,713,750 358,236 34 2,943,717 438. 126 25
Netherlands ---- ----- -- 892,020 127,459 12 458,126 78 989 4
All other .---------------------- 1,444,862 173,718 17 1,591,772 260,391 15
Total --------- -- 8,414,914 1,040,190 100 11,049.142 1,765,055 100


4. Molasses.-There was a slight increase in the amount of Do-
minican molasses shipped abroad during 1938 as compared with
1937, but the lower prices prevailing reduced the value by some 27
percent. The product nevertheless maintained its place as fourth
in importance among Dominican exports:


Percent Increase (+)
Year Kilos Value of total or ease
exports (-) year pre-
coding

Percent
1934.. ------------------ ------------------ 82,332,395 $591,888 5 +16
1935 .------------------ ----------------------- 96.541,311 831,632 5 +41
1936 ................------ -------------------- 112,464,182 985,272 6 +18
1937 ------------------------ ---------- 100,390.190 844,240 5 -14
1938 .--..------------------------------------ 109,196,352 615,841 4 -27


As in previous years, the United States once again was the sole
purchaser of Dominican molasses:


1938 1937
Exported to-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

United States......------------- 109,196,352 $615,841 100 100,390,190 $844,240 100


5. Tobacco leaf.-There was a very large increase both in the
quantity and value of Dominican tobacco leaf shipped abroad in
1938 as compared with the previous year. With the gain, this
product moved up from ninth to fifth place in importance among
Dominican exports:


Percent Increase (+)
Year Kilos Value of total r decrease
e (-) year pre-
exports ceding

Percent
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
1938 ....-------------------------------- 7,402,698 403,753 3 +134


The importance of Germany as a market for Dominican tobacco
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kilos valued at $145,326. During 1937 only 484,474 kilos valued at
$16,211 were purchased. Before the World War Germany was a
large buyer of Dominican tobacco. During recent years, however,
German purchases have remained at relatively low levels, with France
and the Netherlands each taking a larger amount. Of interest is the
fact that in 1938 Germany once again established its lead as a pur-
chaser of Dominican tobacco, with the Netherlands ranking second.
It might be well however to repeat here the observations made in the
chapter headed "Foreign Trade" regarding the necessity of exercising
caution in drawing conclusions from current statistics of the value of
trade with Germany, in view of the barter basis on which this trade
is conducted.

1938 1937
Exported to-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

Germany ..------------------.. 2, 370, 184 $145, 326 36 484, 474 $16, 211 9
Netherlands..------------------ 1,949, 866 113, 136 28 1,292,337 77, 525 45
Belgium ...-..---- 978, 663 47, 646 12 45, 069 3, 079 2
Trench Africa ------------. 991,451 43, 724 11 377, 946 22, 003 13
All other-..---..........-----.. 1,112,534 53,921 13 935,230 53,442 31
Total .----.--.-------- -- 7,402,698 403,753 100 3,135,056 172,260 100


6. Gold in 1938 maintained its place as sixth in importance among
Dominican exports, although the amount involved was slightly less
than during the previous year. As usual, placer gold accounted for
the larger part of the total, the balance being old gold recovered from
jewelry.


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

Percent
1934 ---------------------------------------------- 679 $375,189 3 +241
1935 ......------- --------------------------------- --- 483 323,074 2 -14
1936 -.. -------------------------------------- 502 378,592 2 +17
1937 .........------------ ----- ------- -------- 337 262,453 1 -31
1938 ...------..--------------------------------- ----- 304 236,038 2 -10


The United States took all but a negligible amount of the Dominican
gold exported in 1938, as shown below:

1938 1937
Exported to-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

Ignited States -.- -- ------- 303 $235, 558 100 327 $257, 733 98
Allother ..........-- ----. ----. 1 480 ----- 10 4,720 2
Total ...----------------304 236,038 100 337 262,453 100


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7. Corn.-There was a considerable decline both in the quantity
and value of Dominican corn exported in 1938, compared with the
previous year. Over a period of several years, however, there has
been a marked expansion in this trade, encouraged in 1936 by removal
of port charges on corn exports. The following table shows Dominican
corn exports over a period of the 5 past years:


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

Percent
1934 ...............--- ------------------------- 5,909,722 $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
1938..----......... .----------------------------- 12,619,498 211,646 1 -34


As in the previous year, by far the larger portion of the corn ship-
ments was marketed in the Caribbean area, although in 1938 there
was a movement toward Europe, the Netherlands taking some 8 per-
cent of the total.

1938 1937
Exported to-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

Puerto Rico ...---... .---------. 7,108,092 $116, 368 55 10,406,042 $249, 596 78
Dutch West Indies. ----- --- 2,563,850 47,643 23 1,267,734 26,324 8
French West Indies ... 1,428,496 23,922 11 1,437,655 24, 268 8
Netherlands ...-------- ------- 1,145,729 16,161 8 .-----. ---------
All other--...----------------- 373,331 7, 552 3 1,033,560 19,137 6
Total.-...........---------. 12,619,498 211,646 100 14,144,991 319, 325 100


8. Cattle.-A gain of 50 percent in the value of cattle exported in
1938 as compared with the previous year was registered. The number
also showed a considerable increase. In only 2 previous years,
namely in 1923 and 1924, has the value of cattle exports been so large
as it was in 1938. The table below shows the number and value of
cattle shipped abroad during the past 5 years:


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

Percent
1934 .. .............------------------------------ 5,600 $107,805 1 +50
1935................------------------------------- 7,281 111,906 1 +4
1936 ... .....----------- -------------------------- 4,243 71,536 --- -36
1937 ...........------------------ -------- ------- 4,646 101,620 1 42
1938.---. ----------------------------------------- 5,965 152,376 1 +50


Almost the entire amount of Dominican cattle sold abroad in 1938
was marketed in the Caribbean area, as the following table shows:








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1938 1937
Exported to-
Number Value Percent Number Value Percent

Dutch West Indies............-- .. 4,473 $131, 397 86 3,020 $80,564 79
French West Indies..-----........ 1,305 17, 788 12 624 21,035 21
All other........--.............- -. 187 3,191 2 2 21 -
Total.........--------............ --------------5,965 $152, 376 100 4,646 $101, 620 100


9. Banana exports in 1938 again made such large gains over the
previous year, that special consideration has been given to the subject
elsewhere in this report. For the first time in a quarter of a century,
the product took its place among the country's 10 principal exports.
The statistical record for the past 3 years follows:


Year


Stems


Value


Percent
of total
exports


Increase (+)
of decrease
(-) year
preceding


Percent
193.................................................. 3,227 $967 ..408 --.-1.. -
1937--.------------------------------------- 127,877 28,964 ........ +2,895
1938------------------------------------------ 369,272 95,408 1 +229


The United States in 1938 received practically the entire quantity
of Dominican bananas exported, as shown below:


1938 1937
Exported to-
Stems Value Percent Stems Value Percent

United States..-....-.... -----.. 366, 961 $94, 817 99 125, 777 $28, 421 98
All other... ----------- 2,311 91 1 2,100 543 2
Total -..--..--........----. 369,272 95,408 100 127,877 28, 964 100


10. Hides of cattle.-There was a marked decline in both the quan-
tity and value of hides of cattle shipped abroad in 1938. As a result,
these shipments which frequently rank high among Dominican
exports moved down from eighth to tenth place. The following
table shows exports of hides of cattle over a period of the past 5 years:


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

Percent
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
1938 -..........................---------------- 649,807 88,302 1 -55


As is normally the case, exports under this heading were fairly well
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1938 1937
Exported to-
Kilos Value Percent Kilos Value Percent

United Kingdom ----------- 183, 051 $20, 312 23 161,642 $39, 700 20
Portugal 112, 073 19,687 22 86, 742 21,290 11
Germany ----------- -102, 311 16, 519 19 195,477 43,774 22
Cuba ----_ 124, 225 12, 959 15 363, 586 69, 185 3
Netherlands ----- ----- 87, 215 12, 370 14 63,195 15,034 8
Allother ------------------------- 40,932 6,455 7 27,051 5,672 3
Total --- ----.--- 649,807 88,302 100 897,693 194,655 100


In addition to the 10 major exports considered in the preceding
paragraphs, other Dominican products which were sold abroad in
relatively large quantities, in 1938, included cane syrup, refined sugar,
starch, beeswax, lignum vitae and mahogany. It is of interest that
the Dominican tobacco industry benefited in 1938 from the sale of
some $30,000 worth of cigarettes to Curacao. Complete particulars
of Dominican exports in 1938 will be found in schedules 7 to 13, appen-
dix C, of this report.
CARRYING TRADE

Adequate facilities to handle freight and passenger traffic between
Santo Domingo and other countries were offered in 1938, both by
sea and air.
Several steamship companies maintain regular services linking the
Dominican Republic with the United States, while others assure
direct communication with European and other foreign ports.
Pan-American Airways, Inc., seaplanes on their way to and from
the east coast of South America arrive at San Pedro de Macoris three
or four times weekly. This service has materially assisted in bringing
Santo Domingo into closer contact with the rest of the world. The
following figures, supplied by the Pan-American Airways, give the
number of passengers carried to and from this country, by air, during
the past 3 years:
Air passenger traffic, Dominican Republic

Year Incoming Outgoing Totalnumber
of passengers

1936---.--..------------------...----.-----------....... 634 701 1, 335
1937..---.----. ----------........-------- 759 866 1,625
1938--..---............-- ----------............. ---..... --- -- 76 850 1,606
2,149 2,417 4, 566

In connection with the air travel it is of interest to note that
although tourist travel to the Republic declined in 1938 as compared
with 1937 (see the section of this report which deals with tourist
traffic), arrivals and departures by air showed relatively little change
during the 2 years.






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Arrivals.-American ships again in 1938 carried the bulk of Do-
minican import trade, accounting for $5,506,223, or 49 percent of the
total. Ships of German registry conveyed cargoes valued at $1,110,-
574, or 10 percent of all imports and were next in order of importance.
Norwegian ships occupied third place, while Dutch and British vessels
tied for fourth place, each credited with 3 percent.
For complete details attention is invited to schedule 2, appendix
C of this report, "Recapitulation of imports."
Departures.-Ships of British registry were the carriers of cargoes
valued at $4,327,814, or 30 percent of Dominican exports in 1938,
the United Kingdom, as usual, being the principal purchaser of
Dominican raw sugar. American and Norwegian ships tied for
second place in the export carrying trade and each group accounted
for 15 percent of the total.
An analysis of this trade, by countries and nationality of vessels,
will be found in schedule 8, appendix C, "Recapitulation of exports."
Tonnage movement (foreign).-The foreign trade, expressed in ton-
nage, declined by 15,660 tons, or about 2 percent in 1938, as compared
with 1937. The volume of exports was well maintained, being only
about 2,000 tons less than in 1937, while the imports decreased by
13,631 tons. Expressed in dollars, the larger decline occurred in the
value of exports, the value of imports having held fairly steady.
Tonnage movement in 1938, compared with 1937, is stated herewith:

Year Clearances Entrances Total

Tons Tons Tons
1938 ...--....------- .---------------------------........ 618,500 126,944 745,444
1937 ............------------------- ------------------------ 620, 29 140, 575 761, 104

Of the entrances listed, the United States supplied 43,282 tons, a
decline of 12,172 tons as compared with 1937. The United States,
however, was still well ahead of all other countries as a supplier of
import tonnage. The Dutch West Indies, suppliers, chiefly, of gaso-
line and crude oil, came next with 39,035 tons, while Germany, with
25,797 tons, ranked third. (See schedule 14, appendix C, for complete
details.)
The United Kingdom in 1938 received a very much larger volume
of Dominican exports than in 1937; the total, 268,009 tons, restored the
United Kingdom to the place which it ordinarily occupied at the top
of the list of takers of export tonnage. The United States, with 206,175
tons, moved back to second place from the first held in 1937. Detailed
statistics of cargo tonnage will be found in schedule 14-A, appendix C.

CONCLUSION
The Dominican Republic is an agricultural country and the stability
of its economic life depends upon fair returns for products exported.






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A prominent factor favorable to the country is that it has diversified
crops; many of the minor ones find a ready market in the other islands
of the West Indies. Santo Domingo enjoys both geographic situation
and abundance of suitable lands to further augment this trade. The
country ranks third among the Caribbean sugar producers. Sugar is
by far the most important single factor in the Dominican economic
life, and when the sugar industry is prosperous the improvement is
reflected in the general prevailing commercial situation. The Interna-
tional Sugar Council, which met at London shortly after the turn of
the year, indicated that progress was being made toward effective
regulation of production and marketing, reporting that the require-
ments of the free market at the end of the first quota year exceeded
exports to that market. The statistical position of sugar, therefore,
appeared to be good. No immediate reversal of the trend toward
higher prices was anticipated, and sentiment in the industry appeared,
accordingly, to be improving. Dominican sugar is produced at a low
cost in Santo Domingo, compared with similar costs in Puerto Rico
and Cuba; also its production and manufacture here are free from
labor troubles.
However, Dominican investments are in other crops, for example,
cacao, coffee, tobacco, and corn, and the cattle industry.
For its part, the Dominican Government, operating on a modest
budget, continued the program of public works and this encouraged
many new constructions for private account.
Summing up, it may be stated that the year 1938, notwithstanding
low prices received for the country's money crops, was fairly satis-
factory from the economic viewpoint, even though below the record
of the year immediately preceding.
Respectfully submitted.
WM. E. PULLIAM,
General Receiver.
The CHIEF, BUREAU OF INSULAR AFFAIRS,
War Department, Washington.











APPENDIX A

[Thirty-second fiscal period Dominican Customs Receivership, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938]

CUSTOMS COLLECTIONS, EXPENDITURES, AND DISPOSITIONS

SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Consolidated statement of collections, expenditures, and disposi-
tions of funds, thirty-second fiscal period, calendar year 1988
COLLECTIONS

Balances per account current, Dec. 31, 1937:
In transit to the general receiver, as per accounts current of
deputy receivers ------------------------- ------ $14, 861. 92
Due the accrued liability general fund-- ------------------ 5, 751. 63
Due the accrued liability retirement fund------------------ 32, 503. 65
Due the 5 percent convention account--------------------- 7, 024. 70
Due the Dominican Government------------------------- 4, 354. 32
Gross collections from all sources, all ports-.---------------- 2, 872, 615. 68
Miscellaneous receipts ------- --------------------------- 5, 741. 40
Provisional receipts pending cancelation as of Dec. 31, 1938------ 78, 838. 00

Total----.---------------------- ----------------- 3, 021, 691. 30


EXPENDITURES AND DISPOSITIONS

1. Customs expenses proper, including expenses of the Receiver-
ship---------------------- --------------------
12. 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.-----.-----------------------------------
7. Paid to the Dominican Government:
Account 1938 revenues----------------------------
Account unexpended balance of the 5-percent convention
account:
Final settlement of the year 1937------. $3, 147. 36
For account of the year 1938 ----------- 20, 000. 00

8. Accrued liability general fund disbursements -----------
9. Accrued liability retirement fund disbursements----------
10. Personal fees refunded by deputy receivers _---------------
L1. Transferred from 5-percent convention account to general
account, and credited to Dominican Government, over
expense of June 1938--------------------------------


$103, 620. 58


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


40, 060. 08
20, 700. 00
2, 597. 79
3, 625. 51

3, 587. 70

1, 703, 023. 27




23, 147. 36
6, 293. 97
8, 175. 01
9, 902. 10


2, 031. 27
37







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SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Consolidated statement of collections, expenditures, and disposi-
tions of funds, thirty-second fiscal period, calendar year 1938-Continued

EXPENDITURES AND DISPOSITIONs-continued

12. Provisional receipts pending cancellation on Dec. 31, 1937,
canceled during 1938_ ------------------------------ $119, 817. 00
13. Balances on hand, Dec. 31, 1938:
To credit of the accrued liability general fund ------ 3, 335. 00
To credit of the accrued liability retirement fund --------- 36, 070. 83
To credit of the 5-percent convention account---------- 13, 885. 64
To credit of the Dominican Government .------------. 3, 501. 90
14. In transit, as per accounts current of deputy receivers, Dec.
31, 1938----------------------------------------- 22,256. 25

Total-----------------------_-- ....-------------- 3,021, 691. 30

SCHEDULE NO. 2.-Statement showing the origin of miscellaneous receipts during
the thirty-second fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938

Interest on deposits------------------------------------------ $283. 97
Sale of supplies-- ------------------------------------- 136. 18
Sale of forms-------------- -------__--_--- 1,232. 66
Interest of coupons on bonds purchased ($29,000) for the accrued
liability retirement fund, after deducting commission and insurance-_ 1, 587. 82
Other miscellaneous receipts (refunds on payments already made,
canceled checks, transfers, etc.) .-------------____------------- 2, 500. 77

Total -------------------------------------------------- 5,741.40
SCHEDULE NO. 3.-Accountable returns-Consolidation of the accounts current
rendered by the general receiver at the close of each month during the thirty-second
fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938

DEBIT

Balances per account current, Dec. 31, 1937:
Due the accrued liability general fund -------------------- $5, 751.63
Due the accrued liability retirement fund------------------ 32, 503. 65
Due the 5 percent convention account-------------------- 7, 024. 70
Due the Dominican Government ------------- -----..... 4, 354. 32
Customs revenues remitted by deputy receivers:
Port of-
Azua------------------- $16,057.00
Barahona _------- ----------------__ 15, 751. 56
Ciudad Trujilo -------------- 1,850, 500. 00
Dajab6n__------------ ------------_ 8. 97
La Romana------------------------ 69, 177.00
Macorfs ---------- 357, 500. 00
Monte Cristi ------------------------- 2,667. 28
Pedernales__----------- 0
Puerto Plata------------------------- 491, 745. 00
Saman ------------------------------ 1,199.69
SAnchez------------------------------ 9,621.75
Tierra Nueva (Las Lajas) -------------- 56. 59
Villa Elfas Piia...-------------------...... 41








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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-second
fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938-Continued

DEBIT-continued

Customs remittances received at the office of the
general receiver----------------------------.----------- $2,814, 340. 25
Miscellaneous receipts--------------------------------------- 5,741. 40

Total..------------.------------------------------- 2,869,715. 95

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-------------------------- --------
Disbursements per abstract, form 7:
1. Expenses, office of the general receiver-.------ $56, 622. 22
Customhouse:
2. Azua------------------- 2,476.32
3. Barahona-------------------------- 2,619.73
4. Ciudad Trujillo------------- 18,805.73


Dajab6n--------------
La Romana ------ -------
Macoris -------------_--------
Monte Cristi_-----------
Pedernales -------------
Puerto Plata-------------
Saman ___-------------------__-
Sanchez __--------------
Tierra Nueva (Las Lajas) --------
Villa Elfas Pifia --------------------


956,820. 12


678. 47
2,426. 30
5,416. 25
2,373. 95
18.65
6,557.06
1,778.98
2,140. 54
853. 08
853.30


15. Refunds of duties collected in excess---------------___
16. Exchange on funds transmitted --------------
17. Disbursed as per special authority of the Government_ -_
18. Accrued liability general fund disbursements --_ --
19. Accrued liability retirement fund disbursements_-----
Paid to the Dominican Government:
Account 1938 revenues------------------------------
Final settlement of unexpended balance of 5 per-
cent for 1937---------------------------- $3,147.36
Account unexpended balance of 5 percent for 1938_ 20, 000. 00


103,620. 58
2,597.79
3, 625. 51
3,587. 70
6,293.97
8, 175. 01

1, 703, 023. 27


23, 147.36







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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-second
fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 19S8-Continued.

CREDIT---continued


Transferred from 5 percent convention account to general ac-
count and credited to the Dominican Government, over expense
of June 1938 ------------------------------------
Balances on hand, Dec. 31, 1938:


$2, 031. 27


To credit of the accrued liability general fund ---_-------- 3, 335. 00
To credit of the accrued liability retirement fund ------------ 36, 070. 83
To credit of the 5 percent convention account -------------- 13, 885. 64
To credit of the Dominican Government -------------- 3, 501. 90

Total_ ------------------------------------ 2, 869, 715. 95

SCHEDULE No. 4.-Consolidation of the accounts current of deputy receivers, ren-
dered monthly to the general receiver, during the thirty-second fiscal period, Jan. 1
to Dec. 81, 1938
DEBIT

Balances in transit to the general receiver, Dec. 31, 1937--------- $14, 861. 92
Gross collections from all sources, all ports------------------- 2, 872, 615. 68
Provisional receipts pending cancelation as of Dec. 31, 1938------ 78, 838. 00

Total ------------------------------------------ 2, 966, 315. 60

CREDIT

Customs remittances to the general receiver ------------------ $2, 814, 340. 25
Personal fees refunded by deputy receivers- ----------------- 9, 902. 10
Provisional receipts pending cancelation on Dec. 31, 1937, canceled
during 1938----------------------------------------- 119, 817. 0
Balances in transit, as per accounts current of deputy receivers,
Dec. 31, 1938------------------------------------ 22, 256. 25

Total..----------------. ------------------------- 2, 966, 315. 60
SCHEDULE NO. 5.-Statistical returns-Consolidation of statements of receipts and
expenditures submitted monthly by the general receiver during the thirty-second
fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1988

COLLECTIONS
Gross revenues------------------- ------ -------------- $2, 872, 615. 68

Derived from the following sources:
Import duties------------------------- $2, 827, 572. 65
Storage charges------------------------- 29, 981.72
Fines. ---------------------- 4,256. 97
Public sales----------------------------- 902. 24
Personal-service fees--------------------- 9, 902. 10
2, 872, 615. 68







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SCHEDULE No. 5.-Statistical returns-Consolidation of statements of receipts and
expenditures submitted monthly by the general receiver during the thirty-second
fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 81, 1938-Continued.

DISBURSEMENTS

For administration expense, paid from the 5 percent
allowed by the convention, as follows:
Salaries:
Office of the general receiver-----.....--. $31, 193. 59
Special inspectors---------------------- 5, 129. 03
Outside employees -----------------__- 3,861.58
Purchasing agent office, New York -----.- 550. 00
Customhouses:
Azua___ ------------------- ----- 1,800.00
Barahona ----------------------_ 2,250.00
Ciudad Trujillo------------------- 17, 005. 43
Dajab6n ------------------------- 590.00
La Romana---------------------- 2, 100.00
Macoris ----------_--------------- 4,650.00
Monte Cristi-----------..-------. 1,800.00
Pedernales------------------------- 0
Puerto Plata ---------------------- 5, 460. 00
Saman-------------------------- 1,720.60
Sanchez ----------.--------_--- 1,800.00
Tierra Nueva (Las Lajas) ----------- 765. 00
Villa Elfas Pifa -------------------- 765. 00
Allowance in lieu of quarters .------.--. 6, 300. 00
Supplies and uniforms -.---------------. 8,199. 90
Printing and binding ------------------ 1, 808. 92
Traveling expenses---------------------- 246. 65
Repairs and maintenance of buildings and
grounds ...-----------_------.-- __ 141. 16
Motor transportation expense .-------.--. 528. 95
Miscellaneous expenses --------.---_-- 4, 954. 77
$103, 620. 58
Percentage cost of collection, 3.61.









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SCHEDULE NO. 6.-Statement showing gross collections, by months and sources,
thirty-second fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938, and comparison of totals for
the previous year

Import Miscellane- Personal
Month duort ous customs service Total
collections fees

January_ -------------------------------- $208, 173. 30 $3, 604. 66 $728.90 $212, 506. 86
February. ....- ---.-..........-------- ---- 194,075.03 3, 289.39 690.05 198,054.47
March..... -- -- 275, 495.04 6,685.77 1,050.75 283,231.56
April ------------- ------------------------257,862.91 3, 295.40 1, 123. 50 262, 281. 81
May .- -..... ........ --.....------- 238, 379. 42 3.333, 88 660. 70 242, 374. 00
June .........------------ -------.. --. ---- 224,670.80 2, 380. 29 1,023.60 228,074.69
July ------- ----- --------------------- 231,115. 01 2, 633.09 785. 70 234, 533. 80
August ...------------------------------- 241, 523. 69 2, 051.51 868. 45 244, 443. 65
September-.. ---------- ---------- 233, 807. 46 2, 501.70 863. 40 237, 172. 56
October--------------------------------- 207, 194. 97 2, 291.56 611.80 210, 098. 33
November. .--------------------- -- --..-..241,763.11 1,563. 35 676. 60 244, 003. 06
December---- ------------------ 273,511. 91 1,510. 33 818. 65 275, 840. 89
Total--..-.... -------- ------------- -- 2,827,572.65 35,140.93 9,902.10 2,872,615. 68
Year 1937- --------------------2,883,112.93 20,495.80 11,006.95 2,914,615.68
Increase, 1938 --..-------------- ------------ 14, 645. 13 ---------- -----------
Decrease, 1938 --... ------------------------ 55,540.28 ---------- 1,104.85 42,000.00


SCHEDULE NO. 7.-Statement showing collections, by ports and sources during the
thirty-second fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938

Miscellaneous Personal
Ports Import duties customs col- s Total
lections service fees


Azua-..------..-... -- -----..------------- $15,727.91 $186.16 $301.25 $16,215.32
Barahona -------------- .---------- --------... 15, 775.87 172. 48 580. 50 16, 528.85
Ciudad Trujillo ...-------- .- --------- 1,888, 746.48 17, 743.39 3,314.70 1,909,804.57
Dajab6---n.------.. ------------------------ 10.62 .24 -- 10.86
La Romaa..-------------------------- .----. 70,172. 25 301.68 1,347.90 71,821.83
Macors----... ...........-----------.-------- 346,310.79 5,966.35 2,335.50 354,612.64
Monte Cristi------ ---------- ------- 2,745.54 15.99 164.65 2,926.18
Pedernales --------------.---------- ------------ 0 0 0 0
Puerto Plata --....---------- ---------- 477, 349. 22 10, 692. 65 1,375.06 489, 416.92
Saman ----------------------------- -- ----. 1,172.13 ..... .... ---- ------- 1, 172. 13
Sanchez. ----------------------------- 9,468.04 43.79 482.55 9,994.38
Tierra Nueva (Las Lajas)--...--------------- 56.29 .30 ---..-----------. 56.59
Villa Ellas Pifia... ...------ ---------..--.. 37. 51 17.90 ----...... 55.41

Total... --------. ----------------. 2, 827, 572. 65 35,140. 93 9,902.10 2,872,615.68


SCHEDULE No. 8.-Statement of gross collections, thirty-second fiscal period, Jan. 1
to Dec. 31, 1938, showing increases and decreases by ports

Gross collections Jan. 1 to
Dec. 31
Ports Increase Decrease
1937 1938

Azua ------------------- --------------- $17, 636.58 $16,215.32 -- -$1,421.26
B arahona ...... ---.. 15,535.62 16,528.85 $993.23 -
Ciudad Trujillo...-- .......-- ------------.. 1,926,974. 15 1,909,804. 57 -- ------ 17, 169.58
Dajab6n...-..----...------.......----------- 78.06 10.86 ------------ 67.20
La Romana ..---.-----------------.- 74,998.80 71,821.83 -- 3,176.97
Macorls- --.--------- --------------- 436,056.96 354,612.64 -.....--...- 81,444.32
Monte Cristi-...-.------.-- -- .....-------. 3,204.39 2,926.18 -- -------- 278. 21
Pedernales..----...-----------.--------- 0 0 ------------
Puerto Plata. --- -----------........ ...... 418,505. 90 489, 416.92 70,911.02 -..--....-
Saman ...------- ------------------- ---------. 1,530. 35 1,172.13 -- 358.22
Sanchez- -19,857.40 9, 994.38 .. .-----... --9, 863.02
Tierra Nueva (Las Lajas) .--......------------ 126.42 56.59 .---------- 69.83
Villa Ellas Pifia. .---.. .....- ------------.. 111.05 55.41 -----------. 55.64

Total-..--....-...-- ....---- ..--- .-- ...--- 2,914,615.68 2,872,615.68 71,904.25 113,904.25
2,872,615.68 -------------- ------------ 71,904.25
Net decrease----------------------------- 42,000.00 ----------------------------- 42,000.00









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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-second fiscal
period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938, and recapitulation by years of payments to the
Government since the establishment of the receivership, Apr. 1, 1905, to Dec. 31,
1938


Month Amount paid Month Amount paid

January.-------------------- $116,170.63 August---------------..----------- $169,000.00
February------------------- 109, 000.00 September. ----------------..----_ 143, 000. 00
March ----------- 182,000.00 October -----------..----._. 126,000.00
April.--------------------------- 172, 000. 00 November...-- ------------- 140, 000. 00
May-..... -- ------------------ 93, 000. 00 December-..---------- _..---------. 206, 000. 00
June--....---. --- ..----- ----- 127,000.00
July --------.--..-- ------------ 143,000.00 Total----.. ------------.----- 1,726,170.63


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 19261 -------.. 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, 711,000.00 309,250.00
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 19351 -- ..... 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 --- 1,898, 671.06 158, 222. 59
1920 ..--------------- 1,822,357.75 151,863.14 1938 1 -------- 1,726,170.63 143,847.55
1921 -------------- 354,119.46 29,509.95
1922 -_ 1,044,895.83 87, 074. 65 Total-.....-------. 61, 657, 507.35

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 $1,882,671.96.

SCHEDULE NO. 10.-Statement showing the gross collections and cost of collection
per dollar, thirty-second fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938


Ports Gross collec- Total ex- Costofcol-
tin pne election per
tions pense dollar
dollar

Azua -.-.-- ....---------- --------------..- $16, 215.32 $2, 476.32 $0. 1527
Barahona ---........... -- 16,528.85 2,619.73 .1584
Ciudad Trujillo. -. -- -.----------------- 1, 909, 804. 57 18,805.73 .0098
Dajab6n_- --------- 10.86 678.47 62.4742
La Romana .......... ----------------- 71,821.83 2,426.30 .0337
Macoris ------- --------- ---------......... 354, 612. 64 5,416. 25 .0152
Monte Cristi ------ 2, 926. 18 2,373.95 .8112
Pedernales -------.------- 0 18.65 ---------
Puerto Plata ............-----...............- --..-. 489, 416.92 6, 557.06 .0133
Samana --------- ------ 1, 172. 13 1,778.98 1.5177
SAnchez ---..----..--- 9, 994. 38 2, 140. 54 .2141
Tierra Nueva (Las Lajas). -...............-------------..- 56. 59 853.08 15. 0747
Villa Ellas Pifia..--------------- 55. 41 853.30 15. 3997
Total_ ____ _---------- ----- -.- ------ 2,872,615.68 46,998.36









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SCHEDULE No. 11.-Statement showing the relative standing of the entry and in-
terior ports of the Dominican Republic, in point of receipts and cost of collection,
with percentages, thirty-second fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938

Percentage Cost of
Relative rank based upon total reve- of total Relative rank based upon cost of col- collection
nue collected revenue election per dollar
collected

1. Ciudad Trujillo .----------- 66.483 1. Ciudad Trujillo ------------- $0. 0098
2. Puerto Plata.....- ----------- 17.037 2. Puerto Plata.........------------ .0133
3. Macoris ..------ --- -------- --- 12. 345 3. Macorls....---------------------. .0152
4. La Romana .--------------------- 2.500 4. La Romana....-----...--..-------- .0337
5. Barahona .--- -- 575 5. Azua------------------------- 1527
6. Azua ....-------- ---------------. .564 6. Barahona ---------....---- .1584
7. SAnchez -------------------------- .348 7. SAnchez..---......------------.-. .2141
8. Monte Cristi..--.-------------.--. .102 8. Monte Cristi.---...------.----... .8112
9. Samand a--- ----------- .041 9. Samana --. 5177
10. Tierra Nueva (Las Lajas) ..-. .002 10. Tierra Nueva (Las Lajas)..------.. 15.0747
11. Villa Ellas Pifia ------------------- .002 11. Villa Elias Pifia.----------------- 15.3997
12. Dajab6n-.....-------- ----- .001 12. Dajab6n ----------- 62.4742
13. Pedernales........-------- ------- .000 13. Pedernales ----------- ------


SCHEDULE NO. 12.-Statement showing additional amounts collected from and
amounts refunded to importers, on account of differences in the original liquidation
of duties, thirty-second fiscal period, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938, compared with same
period 1937

Involving short collections Involving refunds

sNumber of Number of
orts mer of Amounts collected mer o Amounts refunded
items items


1937 1938 1937 1938 1937 1938 1937 1938

Azua ..-----......------- 6 2 $24.28 $4.08 4 3 $6.41 $41.62
Barahona --- --- 5 2 25.44 22.13 6 3 36.74 5.16
Ciudad Trujillo ------------ 104 129 958.00 819.49 103 130 1,175.63 1,642.19
Frontier --------...------------- -------- 1 -------- 3.75 .----
La Romana-...------ 10 29 144.48 279. 49 15 19 103.18 290. 65
Macoris ------- ------ 37 49 220. 33 323. 31 38 33 272. 66 239. 33
Monte Cristi --------------- 3 1 19.56 1.03 2 ..... 6.83 .....
Puerto Plata- ...---- ----- 44 13 225.76 96.29 21 27 288. 57 351.02
Baman ...----- -- 1 --.....- 4.75 ---.-- --- 2 1 3.64 14.59
SAnchez.....-------------- 6 2 43.85 2.06 3 5 108.06 13.23
Total.... -------- 216 227 1,666.45 1,547.88 195 221 2,005.47 2,597.79


Analysis for 1938
Amounts collected:
(a) Differences found upon revision and audit of customs decla-
rations (errors in calculation and assessment)----------- $1, 547. 88

Amounts refunded:
(a) Account of errors in calculation and assessment------------ 1, 747. 87
(b) Account of duties originally collected on short-landed cargo_ 256. 88
(c) Account of damaged merchandise------------------------ 15. 91
(d) Account of drawbacks-------------------------------- 513. 94
(e) Account of errors in value __---- ---------.-------------- 13. 75
(f) Account of condoned fines --.----------------------- 49. 44

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SCHEDULE NO. 13.-Statement of accrued liability, Dominican customs receivership,
as of Dec. 31, 1938

(A) GENERAL FUND

Per account of 1938 budget, item numbers:
11. Salary, December 1938---------------------- $50. 00
64. Salary, Dec. 1 to 14, 1938 .---------. _----- 6. 77
77. Supplies and uniforms----------- __------ 5,314.49
79. Traveling expenses ---------------.___----- 80. 40
81. Motor transportation--__----------___________ 39.55
82. Miscellaneous ----------_____ ---------------- 339. 26
$-- 5, 830. 47
Per account general leave regulations:
Accrued leave and travel allowances --------------------____ 5, 702. 00

Total ------------------------------------------------ 11, 532.47

Funds available for-
Accrued liability fund--------_ ------------------ $3, 335. 00
5 percent convention account (part only-re remain-
der, see schedule No. 14) ________________ ----8,197.47
11,532. 47

(B) RETIREMENT FUND

Balance on hand, Dec. 31, 1938 --.------------ --------------__ $32, 503. 65
Accrued interest on bank deposits received in 1938:
Second half, 1937 _--------______ ___- $67. 75
First half, 1938- __---------------__ __---------- 49. 12
116. 87
Interest of coupons on $29,000 par value Dominican bonds purchased
for the retirement fund, less expenses for commission and insurance-_ 1, 587. 82
.Segregated to credit of the account from 1938 revenues---------___ 10, 000. 00
Miscellaneous receipt (canceled check No. 30656) --.________---___ 37. 50

44, 245. 84
Disbursements, 1938 --------------------------------------- 8, 175.01

Balance, Dec. 31, 1938 -------------------------------__ 36,070.83

Demonstration of balance:
On deposit----- --_---------------------- $16,435.60
In Dominican bonds (par value $29,000) --------- 19, 635. 23
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SCHEDULE No. 14.-Statement showing the final disposition of excess balances on
hand, Dec. 31, 1938

[NoTE.-The actual distribution of these balances was not effected until Jan.
27, 1939, but is demonstrated herewith for clarity]
Balances on hand, Dec. 31, 1938:
Accrued liability (1937-38) ------------------------------- $3, 335. 00
5 percent Convention account:
On deposit, Dec. 31, 1938 --------------------$13, 885. 64
Plus, 1938 receipts pertaining to the account,
entered in 1939 ---------------------------- 116.35
14, 001. 99

17, 336. 99

Disposition:
Accrued liability (1937-38):
To accrued liability (1938-39)--------------------------- 3, 335. 00
5 percent convention account:
To complete accrued liability (1938-39) --------- $8, 197. 47
To transfer to general account, for adjustment of
over expense in December 1938-------------- 70. 24
Remainder paid to the Government .--------- 5, 734. 28
14, 001. 99

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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. 81, 19S8.

COLLECTIONS AND RECEIPTS


Gross collections from all sources ___ __------- ____


$127, 212, 463. 43


OTHER RECEIPTS

Miscellaneous receipts, office of the general receiver:
(a) Interest, sales, etc----------- ----- -- 313, 952. 68
(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
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, 1938__ 78, 838. 00

Gross collections and other receipts_--_- --- --------- 129, 524, 458. 17

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 ------___ ----------


Paid to the Dominican Government, accrued revenue ----
Paid to the Dominican Government, accumulated balance
of the 5 percent allowance -----------------------
139813--39-4


$5, 552, 178. 59
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, 897, 770. 13
2, 056, 200. 00
244, 387. 50
53, 927, 564. 50


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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, 1938-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 Febru-
ary 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 of June 1938, 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 5-percent allowance disbursements_
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, 1938:
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___________
In transit, as per accounts current of deputy receivers,
Dec. 31, 1938----------------- ...---_--------...


Total.--.-------........................------ $129, 524, 458. 17


$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




14, 239. 22
3, 790. 03
69, 841. 22
29, 027. 56
190, 764. 85
849, 349. 13
227, 520. 61

344, 354. 02
507, 247. 66
72, 676. 73
16, 403. 37

3,284. 97
11,341. 48

3, 335. 00
36, 070. 83
13, 885. 64
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APPENDIX C


[Values in United States currency]


SUMMARY OF COMMERCE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, FOR 1938


TRADE STATISTICS FOR 1938 WITH TABULATED STATEMENTS


'SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937.


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938

Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


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

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


Animals:
United States -. -----...-..... ---............
Puerto Rico .--..........--------------------
Cuba...-------.... ----------------..... ----
Germany.....------ ----------------------
Italy ................-------------------..................
Spain -------...........----------...----------------..
Canada .......--- .............---- ........---
British South Africa.---.......................

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

Books, and other printed matter:
United States..---------... ---------------
Puerto Rico ..-..-.........-----------_-------
Cuba--.......------......-----------------
United Kingdom:
England ...-- --------------------------
Scotland..----------... ---------------.
France ...--. .--------------------------
Germany ................................
Germany -------------------------------------
Italy ------... --------.--------------
Spain ....-..-------------------------------
Netherlands -----------------------------------
Denmark.....--------...--------.-------------.
Haiti .....----...........------- ----------
Canada -......-----------------------------------
Dutch West Indies--.....-------..------------
*Switzerland -----.------------ .------
British West Indies...... ..................
Belgium .--------------- --------------
Mexico--...--------.. ............---------
Hong Kong.... --------- -----------------
Argentina ....----------. -------------
Sweden ---.....-----------.------------------
China ....----.. ---------------------------
Japan---...........---...................----------------
Czechoslovakia -..--...-... --. .....------...
Venezuela----------.....------------......................
Colombia .....---------------------------
Austria .....------------------------------
Brazil -.._...----------.............- ...
Costa Rica ..._-.......... .--------..-------
French West Indies ..--....-----..............----------------


---------- $81,497 --------
---- 562----- .. ---

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

-.... ....... 210 .........


$78,085
21

8,022
------------------------------------------
142
58, 459
1,037
1,224

509

949


--..-..- ---. 217,863 ---.....---..-- 148,448


Number Number
626 33,057 1,678 3,976
43 2,083 11 1, 509
87 98 14 1,031
.------- ------. 3 15
4 4 ..---- ----
70 147 ...........- ......
1 3 ----- --------------
--------- --- 2 1,600

831 35, 392 1,708 8,130


----- 21,691
-----..... -- 858
...---------- 7,479

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

............. 18
16
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--- 394
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-------... 22
------ --.-- 22
............. 5
---- -... .. 10
------..... 1
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27,716
160
7,395

1,015
10
1,421
2, 944
1,176
250
275
7
11
383
35
88

417
722
10
130
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69
552
30
11
8
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50 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. I.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued

Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value

Books, and other printed matter-Continued. Number Number
Chile.--- -------- -----. ----- -----------.---------.. $3
Panama ..--- .-.-...-------------------.. --- ---- ---------- ---.281
Ecuesir ---- -------- ------------------------ ------------ ------------- 17
Guatemala ....--------------------.------------------.-----------. ------ 4
Total-.-----------.----------- ------.-- ---------.. $37, 866 .-------- 45, 162
Cars, carriages and other vehicles:
Aeroplanes, dirigible balloons and boats of all
kinds and parts of:
United State ----...---------------------. 14, 922 ------------- 65, 050
Germany ---------------------- -- ------ 114
Canada...-.------------------------------ ------------------- ---- 77
Total-----.. -------------.--------- -------------- 14,922 ------------- 65, 241
Automobiles:
United States -----..-------------..---- 425 293,666 229 186, 374
United Kingdom: Scotland----------------------------------- 1 200
Germany..---------.-------------.------- 4 2, 273 183 71, 217
Total............... -------------------- 429 295,939 413 257,791
Bicycles and motorcycles:
United States ----- --- 62 5,874 84 2,965
Puerto Rico .---------- ------------ 1 30 2 35
United Kingdom: England -------------- 307 5, 874 730 16, 557
France------------------- ------------ 6 82 64 967
Germany..---.---------.---------------- 108 4,636 392 14, 392
Italy ----------------------------.. ----- 24 403 28 548
Dutch West Indies-------------------- -- 1 10 3 26
Belgium----------- 4 40 4 496
Sweden ------------------- 1 36 -
Japan---.....--------------- 162 1,543 89 568
French West Indies --..-.. ----.-. 1 20
Venezuela ---- ...-.-------------------- --.. 1 21
Finland--...---...-------..---.-----.....---- -------------.. _..... 2 40
Total---.---------------.--------------- 678 18,569 1,398 36,594
Railway and tram cars and parts of:
United States---------------------------------- 7, 824 6,174
United Kingdom: England-----..-.. -----__.----___... 68 19
Belgium -------------------.----------.-------------- 190 ------ 382
Total ------ ------- --------.. -------------- 8,082 ---------- 6,575
Trucks:
United States.------------- 226 157,880 144 109, 267
Germany --- ---------------------------- 1 360 51 39,099
Total--------------------------..----- 227 158,240 195 148,366
All other:
United States ---- --------- -------------- 68, 743 --- ------ 48, 051
Puerto Rico.....-------------------------.-- --- ..---- 217 --- 665
Cuba- -- -------------------------- -16 ------------- 14
United Kingdom:
England---- ---------------- 139 ------------ 210
Scotland--------.... --------------- ----- ---- -...- 5
France.--.----.--- --------. 116 ---------- 212
Germany----.------------------------ 1,862 ---------- 7, 339
Italy --------------------- ------ --- 36
Canada.---.- --------------------------- -------------- 21
Belgium ....- ----------------..-...-.------._-- -_ _ 121
Japan ----------------------------- ---------- 313 -6 613
Total---------------------------- ----- 71,406 ....- 57,287

Cement: Kilos Kilos
United States ------------------------ 382, 049 5, 479 324, 388 5, 218
Cuba--- ..... --------------- 94,600 1,100 -
United Kingdom: England..---..-------.. ..- 27,017 440 13, 655 254
Germany-..-------------.-------------- 30, 997, 680 145, 455 13,802,469 92,802









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP 51


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued

Jan 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value

Cement-Continued. Kilos Kilos
Denmark --.........-- .------.------------. 1, 124, 000 $5, 280 1, 797, 600 $9, 270
Belgium..........-------------------------- - 212,500 923 1,015 15
Total-----......--------. ------------------ 32,837, 846 158,677 15,939,127 107,559
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----. ---------- 16, 806-- 17, 237
Puerto Rico ... ......------- ------------- -------------- 50 --- 145
United Kingdom:
England .--. ---------------- ---------- 7,419 .------------ 5 ,307
Scotland ...-- ------------------ ------------ 9 -------- ------
Ireland......... 10
Ireland ----------- --- -- ----- ------------ 10
France .-----.---.. ---- ------------ ---------527 ----- 1,261
Germany ---------------- 1,581 ------ 827
Italy------.. ------------------------------------- 179 ------ 121
Spain -............ -------------- 12 -38---------- 27
Haiti .__.-.. ----------------------..--- --------------- 9 ---
Switzerland ..........- ......---------- ------------- -- 2
Belgium 13..8-.-.-.- .- -... 285 97
British India ------.. ----------- .- --------- 44 138
Argentina .--- -----------------------.-----.- 26
Sweden ....------------------------ ---------------------- 23
Norway 435
Norway --------------------------------------------------24 --- ---
C hina -.. ....- .. . . . . . . 284 -------- 458
Japan..... ----------- .-.-.. ..- -------------- 303 ... .. 2
D utch East Indies ... ..... . . . . . . 464 . . 281
CeylonH .._..1...... 19, 75 23, 871
British East Africa_.ndi -------------------------- 285 422
British South Africa-...-.--- ----------------...------- 32
British South Africa -------------------------------- 1 ------- 3
Iran --------- 60 --------- 167
Egypt ---..------..---.------------- 19 -
Paraguay .___........----------------------------
British East Indies.....----- -------------------- 307 ------ -----
Finland .----... ----- ----- ------------- 351 ----------
Chile ...---------------. ---------- 28
Philippine Islands ...------------------ ----------- -------- ---------- 2
Malta, Gozo, and Cyprus Islands..--------- -------- --------------------------
Total--.....-------------------- --------- 59,682 -.----------- 62, 552
Caustic soda, tallow and greases for manufac-
ture of soap:
United States --..--..--------------------. 33, 258 21,032 383, 717 20,813
Puerto Rico .------------------------------ 4, 641 538 5, 547 645
United Kingdom: England .-------------- 118, 648 16,469 21, 236 2,424
Germany --------------------------------- 104 44 102 44
Netherlands ---------1.5..-.-... 15,364 1, 475 81,898 5,667
Canada ..-...--- ---------- 161, 815 19, 570 27,039 2,880
Uruguay -------------------------62,349 5,649 66,808 4,861
Argentina ------------------------ 234, 967 24, 788 58, 067 4,770
Japan -------- ------------------- 214, 659 16,183 150, 822 7,747
Brazil -----------.------------------. 105, 392 12, 010 230, 575 18, 506
New Zealand --------------------------- 100, 621 11, 514 126, 229 11,028
Australia-...---.-----. .-------------------- 434,160 44,744 679,295 50,771
Ceylon ---------------------------------- 26 12 5,530 635
Austria .......------------------------------ ------------ 39,290 2,994
Total..............-- ------------------- 1,788,004 174,028 1,876, 155 133, 785
Cod liver oil:
United States .------------ ---- -------------- 11,737 11,032
United Kingdom: England ........------- ------ ------ 2,676 ------------- .2,125
Urnited-- - - -- - - -- - - --- - -- 222 ------------- 9
France__--------. ------------ ----------- 222 48
Germany .........------- ------------- ------- 296 ---- 148
Italy 2- --- --------- 8
Norway .............---------------- ------------ 1,354 --- 1,248
Total..........--------------------- ----- 16,313 --- 14,952











52 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1987-Continued



Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Chemical and pharmaceutical products-Contd.
Colophony, Burgundy and vegetable pitch:
United States. ......-------------.
United Kingdom:
England.........................--------------------
Scotland--------------------------

Total........_.................----......

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

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

Quinine:
United States ----.. .. ............----
United Kingdom: England .......-------.
France,,,,,,,,,------ ,,----------

Italy- -
Netherlands ...............................
Belgium .....-- ...........---------
Japan......----------- ...................

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

Simple bodies, mineral, chemical and pharma-
ceutical products:
United States.. ..-- .---- ... ...-------
Puerto Rico -.. .. ....... -
Cuba ...................----------....
United Kingdom:
England...--.......- -.....- .........-
Scotland.....-.. ...................
France._ ---._...- ..............-........
Germany.............................----------------
Italy ------------------
tpa'n-- --------------------.---
Itaherlands---.......................----......----
Denmark -.. ....... ..--..- ....... --
Haiti.-....----------------------
Canada--..----.-- ------- ---------
Dutch West Indies-----------------
Switzerland ---------------
British West Indies ----...........----
Belgium-a ....---- -.......-- ....-_---
British India -... ......---- -------
Mexicoa .-..... .. .-- -------

Sweden-------------------------
Norway... -----...............-........
ChSwina---.............................
Japan ----------------------------
Czechoslovakia.-----------------------
Palestine and Syria......---------.-----...---...--
Dutch East Indies----... ----..--............
Austria..--...-----------..-----..................
Brazil ---------------............................


Kilos
281, 788


3


$23,942

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Kilos
291, 531

9
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$17, 998

L'


281, 791 23,943 291, 540 17,999'



----.....---- 9,294 .- .--...---. 8,769
-----..---. 10 .............. 3
-------------- 195 ..- --...--. 308
.............. 409 .---...--- 567
............. 245 ..----.. --.. 74
..........-- 883 .----.....------- 1,344,
.............. 29 ---. -- -..
--------.............. 20 ------..--- -...................
........ 579 -- --- 6311

.--.--- 32 ----- 108
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---------- 108 ----------- -.---------
---............. 500 -- -- 781
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--...........- -- 2 .....---... .. -.-.-.-.....
------.......................... ------ ------.............-- 21T
-- -- -- ---- -------- 217
.............. 53 ........... 2,789'

---.-.-- 8 ---.. ----- 2490

---.-- 16, 067 -------------- 15,737


------.... 8,183 .--.......--- 5,353
.......... 3 .......----.. 16
-------- 930 ----..----- 3,099'
------ ,459 ..----------...-...--- 10,673.
-------.- 255 .----.-......-- 5
--- ---- 594 ----.----------. 709'
-. ....... ------- .... ............. 34
------.............. ........ ..... 20

- _--------_ 18,424 ...-------.. 19,957


189,081 -.------
3, 392 ..........
6,357 .. -


4,334
4
. 82,229
64,205
3,460
265
516
1,388
140
1,978

2,269
8
65
47
92
15
264

105
3,087
48
39
239
18
1,060


217,064
1, 549
7,208

5, 089

88, 987
75,981
4,7,50
1, 113
424
1, 569
1,669
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3,156
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438
158
50
64
262
25
7
1,603
62
241
83
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REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1988, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938


Article and country


Chemical and pharmaceutical products-Contd.
Simple bodies, mineral, chemical, etc.-Con.
British South Africa -----------
Hungary-...--..--..-.-.-........
Egypt -.---------------------------------
Egypt____ -- -- -
Panama-........----------------------
Colombia....------......---------------..
Chile ..----.. --------.-------------
Hejaz, Arabia, and Mesopotamia. -----
Venezuela-.. -------------------------
Greece ....---------------. ----------
Iran----------------------------
British East Africa.--..-..-------------
Turkey ..--------- -------------------

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

Therapeutic serum and vaccine virus:
United States.-------------------------
Puerto Rico .-----...-----------------
Cuba ---------....... -------------------
France -----..--------------------------
Germany ..-- ------------------------
Italy. .--- .. --------------------.--
Spain --....----------..
Netherlands.......-----------------------
Denmark .-------------------------
Switzerland ...--- -----------------------
Belgium -----.... ---------------------..
Mexico--------------------------------
Austria .------------------------------

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

All other:
United States -----..........---------...--------
Cuba -- -------
United Kingdom: England --------
France ---------------------------
Germany ---.....--------------------
Haiti --------------............................
Canada.------.... ...--------------------
Switzerland....------------------------
Sweden -..-_--_---------------------
Japan ..------. ------------------------

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

Clocks and watches:
United States -------------------------
Puerto Rico_------.--------- -----------..
Cuba ...--- ---------------------
United Kingdom: England.... ---------------
France ------..------
Germany---------.......-------------------
Italy ----..........------------ --------
Spain ------.... ---------
Dutch West Indies--...--- .--------------
Switzerland---..............................
Belgium--.........---......................
Argentina.....-----.........-- .----------------
Sweden----..................-------------------------
Japan-.....-... ......-----------------
Venezuela....................-------..------

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

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

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


Quantity


Kilos
--. - - - - - -


$158
72
50
1
119
10
26
2
1
74


Quantity


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


Value



$66
- -- ------------
..------.----
--------.----
115
-------..----
27
5


13
136


----------- 365,202 ..----------- 412,780


S 13,883 ------------ 15,466
.-.--- -- 117 ----- 51
159 ----- 110
S 11, 090 .--------- 16,455
-.- -- 9,158 -. 4,339
101 -------
956 -.....---- 550
129 -.--.-------- 88
173 ..---..------- --..----
38 ------ 94
17
38--- --_------- 447
........-... 506 240

-------- 36,348 --------- 37,857


-7,664 ---------- --- 10, 420
19
601 -------------- 57
338 - -- 600
463 -------------. 1,002
75---------------------
-...-.- 2, 755 ------------ 5,016
163
1------26--- 1 748
1, 738 220
-------------- 1,738 --------- -- 220

----------. 14,895 -------------. 18,245


-. --- 5, 540 .-------- 9,273
39... -- 3
4---- 4 ----..... 19
2- 2 ..------------- 5
2 ..Z.... 2
2---------------3
---------- 2,813 -------------- 5, 09

......... 34 ....------- --------3
31
..------------ 2,397 -...- -- 4,888
-.-.----.-- 42 ------- 1,471
.--------- ------- ---- -- ----- 4
-------129 ----------- 4
-.--s--- 5 ..-----------.63

-....------... 11,010 _.....---. 21,359


134, 393 1,929 96, 753 1, 518
2,441,380 13,823 1,446,804 8,083
-. -.-------- 4,000 30
4,410 36 --....----.. ----------
1,725 15-- .......... ----------
2,116 15 ....-----.. -----------

2,584, 024 15, 818 1, 47, 557 9,626


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54 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Article and country


Copper and alloys and manufactures of:
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 .- --- ----------------
Sweden--- -------------------
China---- --------------
Japan---- -----------. ------.-
Czechoslovakia ....-----.
Austria ----------------------------------------
Venezuela--------....--.... .... ....--- ---------
Panama-- ---.-------------------- --------

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

Cork and manufactures of:
United States--- ---......---------.
Puerto Rico-----------------------------------
United Kingdom: England..----------------.
France---------------------- .......... .
Germany------------------------. ----------
Spain ...---------- --- ..-.- ------ - -
British West Indies--- -----------------
Mexico--- --........------------------
Portugal-------------------------. -----------.

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

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

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

Cloths:
Plain woven:
Bleached or unbleached:
United States---- ...---------
Puerto Rico .---. ----_...- -
United Kingdom: England-.. .---
France---------- ----.-_______....
Germany--.--. ---..-... --.... .. .
Netherlands....--------------
Canada---------------------
Dutch West Indies----------.....
Switzerland------ ...---..
British West Indies .------.
Belgium------ ----
China---- ------.----.-
Japan .---- ...- ...--- ........
Brazil----------------- -------.. .

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

Dyed or printed:
United States.----.... ----
Puerto Rico-----------
United Kingdom: England-...---
France....................--- ....
Germany..-- -------
Netherlands.----..-----
Dutch West Indies.................-


Jan 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Quantity Value


$112, 005
168
2,669

1,927
255
319
4, 382
26
157
170
120
1
1,434
- -------
17


373
28
5
4,141
162
67
11


----- 128,437


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938


Quantity


Value



$87, 120
117
1,521

1, 382
2, 409
483
6,401
227
7
308
42
5
2,025
3
36
12
20
398
87

1,381
-----^---

51
24
2
2

104,063


--------- 1,813 -........... 2,088
---------- 2 --- 16
-------- --..- ---- --- .77
----- 26 .....-...... 205
--------- ---- ..---.............- 45
------------- 2,402 --....-.--. 224
5
1
-------------- ---------- --- ......--- 5
------.------- --------- -- .----- -----.-- I
--1,777 _------------ 2,011

..---- 6,020 ---....------. 4.672



--------- 10,581 10,174
28 24
---------- -- 2,277 ..... .......

-------- 12,886 ............. 10,198



Lin. met. Lin. met.
438,416 48,242 757,635 70,945
137 27 61 8
38,236 4,089 21,820 2,687
107 13
554 68
-------- -- 104 23
27 2 ...... ...
18 1
22, 633 3, 706 14,436 2, 350
15 1
2,124 323 2,069 299
--.----- ---- -. 24,872 2,004
3,824,175 212, 565 3, 058,035 169, 511
1,461 403 ......... ....

4,327,888 269,439 3,879,047 247,828


915, 602
48
258,151
110
1,090
8
32


121,172
9
28,166
20
338
1
4


1,847, 532
72
207, 829
14

351
18


177, 956
13
16,060
3

148
3


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

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


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

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


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued

Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Cotton and manufactures-Continued.
Cloths-Continued.
Plain woven-Continued.
Dyed or printed-Continued.
Switzerland...---..............-----------------
Mexico-.......----------- -----.....
Argentina ..... .-------------------
Japan ---------------------------
Brazil ---------------------

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

Manufactured with dyed yars:
United States- -...... ---------
United Kingdom: England-..-----
France..................-----------------...
Germany --------------------------
Switzerland----------------------
Belgium--.. --------------
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........---------
Belgium....--------. -------------
Japan--...-----------------------.
Brazil....------------------.................

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

Dyed or printed:
United States -----------
Puerto Rico.....------ -------
United Kingdom:
England..---------------------
Ireland..------- ----------..
France................-------------
Germany ....----------... --------.
Italy--- -----------
Spain...----------------------------
Netherlands ....----------------------
Switzerland---------------
Belgium.... ......------------------
Japan -------------------------
Brazil --...... -----------.

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

Manufactured with dyed yarns:
United States....----- ---------
Puerto Rico.- ---.----.
United Kingdom:
England -..-....-............-
Ireland...----------------------
France ---------------.------------..............
Germany...................-----------------------
Italy -------------.......................
Spain .----------- ------
British.West Indies ............---
Belgium....-----. -----------.
Japan..............----------------
Brazil -------... -.......-....
Panama-.........- ..............--
Total -. --......................


Lin. met.
28,120
33
7
3,952,989
5,149

5,161,339


$5, 381
5
3
243,541
609

399, 249


Lin. met.
42,106

3, 536, 171
2,767

5, 636, 860


$7,707

212, 749'
471

415,110


708, 952 90,168 510, 823 55, 958
4,336 1,026 1,337 298
105 20 4 1
478 78
-------------- --. ------. 63 28
-------.-. ..... 4,288 322
740 81 ..............
3,368,832 206,387 4,236,285 233,677
10 1..... ............

4,083,453 297, 761 4, 752, 800 290, 84


327, 403 43, 873 439, 343 48, 528
9 3 14 2

44,891 12,095 37, 215 8,352
5,868 1,523 5,298 1,203
1,896 397 30 22
290 67 -
-------- - 8,390 1,590'
785 337 ... ......
6 1 5 1
283 105 ..-- ....-- -
647,582 67,466 462,606 42,804
21,538 5,003 2,783 737

1,050,551 130,860 955,684 103, 239

308, 856 48,676 387, 816 51, 302'
27 20 3 1

223,372 51,632 244,489 58,328
226 52 74 43
1,505 329 10 6
2,593 564 118 19
---- ------- 3,356 443
236 147 .. .. .... .
-..---------- -----.----- 53 37
.. .... .... 53 37
5 1--------- ------------
94 48 ..- .... ....
651,070 73, 652 606, 410 61,951
33,677 9,810 5,855 1,717

1,221,661 184,931 1,248,184 173,847

800,509 120, 644 760, 415 88, 546
...------- - 20 2'

30,223 8,245 88,512 14, 904
9,714 2,034 2,018 576
203 50 672 444
572 92------------- ........
2,396 401 4,158 741
11,085 5,598 222 144
......--.... ......-- 2 1
925 310 3, 205 694
3,010,081 241, 625 1,923,186 11, 796
47, 333 8,160 18, 721 2,431
-.............. .. 11,521 409
3,913,041 387,159 2,812,652 260,688









56 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the bominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Cotton and manufactures-Continued.
Alpargatas (sandals): Cuba- ----------------

Blankets and blanket cloth:
United States ...........................
Puerto Rico ._..........................
United Kingdom: England.---------------
Germany ..-...-- --- --... -----
Netherlands--.----.---------------------
Dutch West Indies -------.................
Belgium.............................. ....
JapanB..................................
Japan---.-------------------------.---__.
Panama-..------.. ----------...............

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

Clothing (except knit goods):
United States ...-.. ------.......--.
Puerto Rico -------------------
Cuba--------------.--------- -..
United Kingdom: England -...............
France----- .... -------------..--.
Germany-....--- ----. - -
Italy ----------------..
Spain ..---------. ..-
Netherlands....---------...
Haiti-... ---------...-.....
Canada ..--...--...------_-.
Dutch West Indies-........----------
Switzerland---- -----------
Virgin Islands---- ------.-.. -........ _
British West Indies--------------------
Belgium----- ....... -------------.-
Mexico--........--------.......-._.__ _.
Argentina---- ...-- ----------....
China--------------------------------.....
Japan.. ... --------........._.........
Czechoslovakia---------------------------
Austria -..--.... ___.___----------
Hungary --........ ...--..............._

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

Duck:
United States.---------
Japan ------

Total....-..-......- .. ..-- ..... -..___

Handkerchiefs:
United States.--.....----------------
Puerto Rico ...................------
Cuba ----------------------------
United Kingdom:
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 ...-.......................


Pairs Pairs
--3 $1

Kilos Kilos
38,134 $34,500 29,300 $25,328
1 1 6 6
----..-...-- -.. 2 3
--.-. -- --.. -- 1,073 646
3 1.............. ............
5 3 3 2
4 4 ....---- -
29,128 15, 938 17,292 10,716
461 277 ..--- ......

67 736 50,724 47, 676 36,701


-----...- 25,667 ------ 30,513
.-----.- ... 186 --------------. 174
-.31 ------------. 171
---..-- 250 ---- 62
47 --------.-. 104


2
.--.---.- 7 ----- 24
--.----------- 8 -------------- 3

----..-9 --... ..... 1
--------- 7 --- ----- 1
------.. 4 237_ 2

2
---- 20 -- --- 37
------------- -----....-.... ............. -2
------------ --........................ 3
---------... .-......... ............... 1
----... 33 ---.........------ 2
-------.------ 2 ............-.............
4 ........... 3
.------...... -... 1 -5---- ..
---....... 7 --- 21
...----- 71 -- --- 5
-------------- 1-------------- ----------

..-----... --- 26,355 ----------.... 31,134

Lin. met. Lin. met.
7,133 3,326 9,748 3,030
4,565 936 1,912 444

11,698 4, 261 11, 660 3,474

Dozen Dozen
4,592 2,440 6,062 4,613
91 56 48 11
1 2 --......................

379 435 928 863
20 23 65 93
4 3 51 52
58 74 135 157
1 1 192 240
220 212 1,200 1,300
53 46 ........
1 1 ..................
1 1 -- --------- ---- --------
2 2 1 2
133 120 215 158
3 6 --......................
1 1 ........................
15,025 2,518 6,661 1,085
893 368 835 406
32 15 ....... ... .......
32 15------------- ------------
3 5 ... ....

21,512 6,327 16,393 8,980


8,907 1..-.----....-
23 ..-----._-_---.


182208
22










REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Cotton and manufactures-Continued.
Knit goods-Continued.
Shirts, jerseys, undershirts, etc.-Contd.
Cuba ...... .---------..........
United Kingdom: England---.......--.
France-..... ..------------------------
Germany_ --------.. --------------
Italy --------------
Spain.....--------------...
Dutch West Indies..... --------
Switzerland..........---- ...... ---
British West Indies ...-------------
Belgium --------.... --------------
Mexico ------------- .--
Hong Kong --..------.------..----
Argentina-----.........................
China.-.....----- ------------
Japan ------------------------
Palestine and Syria---........---------

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

Stockings and socks:
United States....--- -----------
Puerto Rico ... --------
Cuba ------------
United Kingdom: England.--.....---
France----.... -------------------..
Germany--...-.......-- ----------
Italy--.......-----------------------
Spain....- -.. .
Dutch West Indies-......-----
Belgium-.........----.. -----------
Mexico --. ------.. ---------------
Argentina ----..--------------------
China --------------
Japan ------------------------
French West Indies...---------------

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

All other:
United States-....--..--......--------
Puerto Rico--....--......----..--------
Cuba---------.. ---------------
France.....------ ------------
Germany ---------------------
Italy--------- -------------.-------
Japan----------.------------------
Chile..-----...... -----------

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

Piqub:
United States---..-------... ------------
Puerto Rico...............................-------------

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

Tablecloths and napkins:
United State-..-...-- ....--..-.. --
Puerto Rico ..-....--- ...--------------
Cuba.----.........-----..... .......
United Kingdom: England ..---.........--
France........-----------------------..---
Spain....---..--------..............----------
Dutch West Indies .......---------------
Switzerland..---.........------ --------
British West Indies...............-----------
Belgium-....----.. -----------------.
Mexico.--.........-------------------
Argentina.....------ ..------------.. ------
Japan-------......-----.........------.---.
French West Indies.....-----------------
British South Africa..........--------
Venezuela---..........--------------------

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


Dozen





--------------I
------ -.-----
- - - - - -


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


$33
14
90
2
-------------------------------4
14
9
-- ----
2
7
6
------3--
39
4591
4,591


Dozen





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

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


$61
24
184
3
37
-------------
12
19
------------------------------ ------------i
1
----------------------------------1---
19
3
44
4,867
1


- ------- 40 ---------- 23,905


9, 499 13, 598 8,269 9,363
5 9 14 24
1 9 1 2
61 119 3 14
9 68 4 18
9, 596 21, 363 7, 476 14,805
13,604 20,315 14,012 17,370
200 333 577 1,110
1 2 3 3
2 5 1 1
1 1-------------- -------
1 1 1 1
2 2 ----.-------- ------
47, 375 34, 764 20, 657 13, 647
1 1 ---- --.

80,358 90.590 51,018 6, 358


.-------- 1,371 -----1,472
2 ----- 4
10
..-- ---- 30 -- .- ... 10
105
1
------- 26,419 -------------- 21,727


--- ---- 27,822 ---------- 23,330

Lin. met. Lin. met.
2,340 444 5,561 1,011
----.--------- 9 2

2,340 444 5,570 1,013
L 1____________________________________ __________________________________


Dozen


------------- ----------
9 28
3 2
100 367
1 1
.4t


Dozen
47
1
--------------
4
3

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

1
--------------
5

2


2
346............. 9 6
-------------- --- -------- 2

346 859 66


118
5
-----------
2
6
----------i

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



10
---..-------


10



186---------
186


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58 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Article and country


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

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

All other:
United States -----.... -------..-..-
Puerto Rico -........--------- ......... ...-
Cuba ---...... -----------............
United Kingdom:
England.----.. ......-----------------
Scotland.. ...------- ..--..... ..-
Ireland -- ------....-------.....-
France.......--------..---------------------------
Germany ....-- _.. ....... ---_
Italy......----.......................
Spain......-..... ...._-.............
Netherlands .---... ------ .--...... ...----
D1 markk ....-- ..----------.... __-- .------
P2iti -.. .... ---.....
Canada ....._--- ----.- ..--......- - -....
Dutch West Indies ------...... ....-----
Switzerland ....- ..- ... ---------
British West Indies .---.....--- .------
Belgium .. -..... --_.... .-..___---...
British India ....--------------.. .. ...---
M exico -- -_.. -_------_ ....--- _----------_
Argentina--- --- --------- .-
Sweden ... -.- --- ....... .. -----
China ..-----------..-... .--------..--
Japan----. _----......_...-- --- ..-
Czechoslovakia -----.---...-. ......
Austria .. .- _----- .. . ..-- --------------....
Colombia ---_--------... .. .--- ..--------
Palestine and Syria -. .... .---. .....
French West Indies ----------------------
Panama .... ..........--.............
Dutch East Indies ...---------------------
Chile ..... .. ....__ . ---- -- - .....

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

Earthenware, porcelain, clay, and pottery:
United States.... ------. ......---
Puerto Rico ..---.. ---... --------- --..
Cuba. .... .- -_ -... .......... -
United Kingdom:
England ..----------- .--- ...- -
Scotland ---..---. ----------...---__----
France ----------------. --.------------------..
Germany .....-.......... ...............
Italy -...-------------------------------
Spain..-------- .....-- ........_.-- --------
Netherlands ....----................------------
Denmark ..-....--....-...- .........--....
Haiti............ .... ------- --........--- ....
Canada -----.----.-- ----------------------.
Virgin Islands......................-------------------
Belgium ......... __..... -..-..............
Mexico .......-----.-....--.....................
Sweden.......................................


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. I to Dec. 31, 1938


Quantity


1I1I


Value


$23, 534
3
1

4, 307
109, 630
70
17,119
652
937
5


29
102
104
15,440
1

171,933


103, 013
428
76

12,034
12
62
8,197
3,481
1, 145
255
293
------------
6
39
69
257
5
1,255
3
4
2
6
1
38, 259
71
725
15
1
3
946


Quantity


Value





$23, 722
2
1

3,818
106, 866
114
17,123
1,391
19

1
2'
26

331
6,948


160, 364


110,601
364
170

16,982

42
3,507
2, 308
1, 619

451
1
16
108
289
48

377
2
3
1

41
13, 141
966
2




4
1
41
1


.. ... 170 663 -.....- .---- 151 087


36.440 ...........
53 ...........-
-.. -.. ....... ...

22 ----
6 .-----
225 .----
70, 559 ....----
2 --....------
14 ..--
75 ..---.------
2 ------
46 -----------


214 ...... .....
2... .. .. -... .


32,324
53
30

181
15
294
35,997
148
6
5
31
12
106
35
319
1
4


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REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Earthenware, porcelain, clay, and pottery-Con.
Japan ---------
Czechoslovakia --..-------------- ------
French West Indies -..-....-- --------------

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


Explosives:
United States. -. -----... --...- ...-------.
United Kingdom: England...---....---------
France ....... --------------------
Germany .--- -------------------------
Italy ---------------------------------------
Belgium ----------------------------------
China -------------------
Japan- ..--...----.... ......----.. ---------

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

Feathers, intestines and manufactures of:
United States ....--.-- -------..---------
Puerto Rico .. .. --... ..... -----.... .----
United Kingdom: England .-----------------_
France -_ .....----- -.--------- -----------
Germany ...----..----.....--------------
Netherlands .......------ ----------------------
Belgium ........-- .......-----------------
British India ______...-------------------
Japan ... _..------------------------------
Czechoslovakia _...------------- ...--

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

Fibers, vegetables, and manufactures of:
Bags:
Jute:
United States.....------...-----------
United Kingdom:
England ------------------------
Scotland. -----------------------
France --...........----------------...
Germany --- ----------------------
Haiti.-----..... ------------------
Virgin Islands --.....------------------
Belgium ..-------------------- .----
British India __.- --------------..
Czechoslovakia.....-------.. -----------

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

All other material including cotton:
United States. ..- -------------
United Kingdom: England _..--------
Netherlands ------- --------
British India .....------- -------------
Mexico -. .. .....----------- ------- -.
Japan ...----------..........- ------

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


Cloths:
United States ....- --------- -------
Puerto Rico ------.. ----------------------
United Kingdom:
England -----------------------------
Scotland --_...-.-.------. ----- -
Ireland --...-... ...-- ----------------
France -........----- -------------------
Germany _..... ---------------------
Netherlands .------------------- -----
Dutch West Indies .--- --------------
Belgium .--------------------------------
Japan -- -------------- -------------------
Russia .--------... ---------------

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


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



Kilos
41, 012
--...----------
283
1, 736

--------.--
85
51

43.167


$16,020
1, 597
1

125, 481



31, 246
------------
369
731

29
24

32. 399


8,109
41
17
112
980
401
5
24
57
7


- -. .... 9,753 -----------


124,839

57, 547
1,462
71,591
41,046
--------------
31,612
3, 923, 430

4, 251, 527
4,251,527


19, 667

15, 491
- --------
791
1,516

37,465


Lin. met.
5, 026
-- - -------

23, 596
4, 883
238,034
1,492
1,056
--------------
5
4, 250

7, 799


22, 479

7, 906
320
18,684
8, 914
------------
5, 342
376, 624

440, 269
440,269


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

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



Kilos
74, 299
2

1, 518
2, 508
4
45
66

78,442


139,988

7, 815
3, 060
54,230
16, 610
283
2, 343
21,114
4, 905, 338
176

5,150. 957


14,356

2, 342
----------
142
877

17, 717


1, 323


6, 659
401
78, 024
793
153

1
1,691

1, 924


36, 968
2. 959
6, 576
861

1, 654

49, 018


Lin. met.
4, 354
10

26, 924
3,881
113,058
1,489

169
17
3, 934
545


$13,444
307


83,312



81, 180
1
-----------------------------------------------3
653
11, 271
2
24
35

93,166


12, 849
75
4
290
839
1,330

23
5
14

15, 429




19, 705

1,729
1,083
13, 689
3, 438
30
178
3, 257
466, 952
20

510,081


17, 498
606
1,191
605
1,022

20.922



1,008
5

6, 876
310
45, 044
396

5
10
1, 629
203


286,141 90,969 154,381 55,486


- I I -- .-.








60 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued

Jan 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value

Fibers, vegetables, etc.-Continued.
Yarns, threads, twines, ropes, and cords: Kilos Kilos
United States- --------.----------------. 36, 437 $16, 454 21,066 $9, 257
Puerto Rico ....---.....---.-............ 29 25-
Cuba ---.----- ------------------- 6,761 1,399 7,095 1,368
United Kingdom:
England ................-------.... .-- 49,242 13,181 50,359 10,987
Scotland--... ------ --------------- 35, 312 10,531 1,256 374
Ireland ------- -----.. - -- ------------ .- --.... 101 275
France-------..............------------------------- 211 332 1 2
Germany.-....---------.--.------- ------ 3, 937 3,292 9, 269 3,896
Italy .--------------------------.- 19,341 8,593 6,015 2,974
Netherlands --------------------- 7, 430 1,984 27, 394 6, 498
Switzerland ..-----.--------------------- 264 456 113 181
Belgium --..- ---- ----- 7, 782 1,797 5,405 1,239
Mexico..------------------------------------ 91 16 -
Sweden-..-------------.----------.---.----.-..-- ------ 28 42
Japan.----.. --------------------------- 636 683 507 565
Austria----....- ---------------- 9,612 3,043 101 41
Philippine Islands.................. 22, 847 4,447 24, 701 4, 054
Hungary----...........---------- -----..- 234 189

Total ...--.........- .....---- -----..... 200,166 66,422 153,411 41,753
All other:
United States-..----...- -- ... ------------------..------ 3,658 -- 6,605
Puerto Rico......---- ------ ----------..---..-- ..... 25 49
Cuba------------- ---------------------------- 41 ----- 86
United Kingdom:
England ....................------------ --- ---........-- 260 -------- 209
Ireland ..--. ----------------. --------------. 164 _.... ..... 214
France-.....-- -------.... ---...-- --- --. 327 --_------ 396
Germany ... .. .....------------------------------ 315 .. 135
Italy.......------------------------------------...................------- 56 ---.---- 6
Netherlands ........---------------------------.. .. 9 1, 980
Haiti.----.......---------------- --------------- 54 ..-- 1
Canada------------..-.-- --------------------------. 1 2
Dutch West Indies..--- ---... ---..------------.. -- 15
Switzerland .---...............----------------------------- -------------- 3 -- 1
Belgium ---.....----------------..--...---------.... ------------........ 2,048 ------8,085
British India-..-------------------- ----- ---... 2,802 ------ 15,285
Uruguay.............................-------------------------------.............-------------- 8
China------------.......................---------------- --... ...----.......---------- 55 5
Japan....---......--............----------------.------------------...........------ 5 ----- 290
Dutch East Indies---.---------................------------------------ 254 --.-------- 187
Venezuela ...... ....... ........------------------------------------ -- 21 .----.-
French West Indies --......------.----...............------- 3------.............------------
Salvador................----------------...................----.......---... 6 -....... ............
Total-.......--..........................---------------------.......--------------. 10,116 .---------- 33,601
Foodstuffs:
Meats:
Beef, mutton, pork, poultry, and game,
fresh or frozen:
United States--- ----------------------.............. 533 450 909 650
Germany-----------------.------------ .--- ---- ------------ 300 10
Total-.......----.......................-------------------------. 533 450 1,209 660
Hams:
United States---------------------.............---- 22, 372 13, 970 29, 305 18, 227
Puerto Rico....................-------........ 8 3 23 8
Cuba------------------------------- ----------------------- 59 91
United Kingdom: England------------ ------------------------- 127 76
France --------------------- ------- -------------- ----------- 8 9
Italy----------------------------------- 33 21 44 39
Spain..------------------------- ----------------.. .. 15 25
Netherlands ---------------- 0 i5 ------- -
Denmark....--- ....-----------. ----- 140 78
Dutch West Indies ------------------- -------------- ------------ 6 1
British West Indies------------------- --------- ---------- 5 2
Argentina........---------------------------- 4,156 1,610 997 453
Brazil. -------------------------------- 4,940 1,891 1,051 464
Palestine and Syria-------------------- -------------- ----- 2 1
Total .....---...............--------------------------- 31, 659 17, 578 31, 641 19,396

Jerked beef: Cuba-----------.------------ -1-------- -1









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SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued

Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Foodstuffs-Continued.
Meats-Continued.
Lard:
United States.------------------------
Netherlands ..-------------------------
Dutch West Indies.--......-...........
Palestine and Syria...-----------------

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

Salted or pickled:
United States .---. .----.-.. ------
Cuba... .------- ....------------------
Argentina-..-----.. --.-----------
Total -......---------

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

Total--....--...........-------------
All other:
United States....--.........--------- --
Cuba .........------------...............-------
United Kingdom:
Ireland........---------------------
Germany..............--------------------
Argentina........----------------------

Total.................---------- ----.
Fish:
Cod fish and all other salted or dry:
United States..........---------.......
United Kingdom:
England--.------.. .-.-------------
Scotland ----..---...------------
France---..----..-..........------------
Spain-------------------------
Canada. --- -----..---------------
British West Indies ....---------
China -- --------.------ -----
Newfoundland and Labrador .......--
Miquelon, Langley, etc....------------
Egypt............-------------------------
Total-..----..........---- .....------
Fresh or frozen:
United States.....-- -.......----------
Cuba ..-------------.-----------------
Virgin Islands. .-------------------
British West Indies ----------

Total ...-.............. ...........
Herring and all other smoked fish:
United States -- ------------
Canada------------------------------
Norway ---------------------
Miquelon, Langley, etc .--.---------

Total-..-.....--- --............... .--
Pickled:
United States..-------..........-.....
Netherlands --------------..........
Haiti_ ---------------__ -
Canada ..----------- ........----------
Dutch West Indies ..-----------------
Total.__ - _- __-- - _-


Kilos
86, 260
314, 787
-----------
8

401, 055


$25, 436
76,823
102,-20---
102,260

102, 260


Kilos
502,739
336
29
7

503,111


$103, 058
72
7
2

103,139


222 96 82 11
10 9 4 1
58 6 ---- ----

290 111 86 12

6,332 2,164 8,651 3,388
---- ----------. 8 4
12 4 80 76
1,636 1,285 2,283 1,855
-. --------- 2 9
569 420 825 667
347 205 220 110
9 7 13 11

8,905 4,085 12,082 6,020

2,056 1,330 2,157 1,329
. -- .. .......... 7 10

---. ...... ......... ------ 98 71
- ....-.....-- ---.----- 9 i
154 4S 267 81

2, 210 1, 378 2, 538 1,497


516,939 62,030 527,354 64,741

100 7 ......----- ............
-.-.- -- --- 57 16
215,958 27,397 199, 313 23, 725
3 3
244, 559 20,294 89, 432 7,272
S- 29 2
144 51 169 50
13,064 1, 256 -------
205,874 19,571 485, 587 51,870
14 5 --------

1,196,652 130,611 1,301,944 147,679

462 139 347 53
9 3
---- ------ 33 1
50 3 277 8

512 142 666 65

38, 082 3,619 37, 580 4,084
663,666 43, 469 352, 315 23,443
105, 805 7, 824 207, 035 15,829
27,007 2,796

807,553 54,912 623,937 46,152

2,173 161 15,065 1,496
18 1 38 8
308 26 4 1
1,066 38 ...------..------
---- - 6 1

3,565 226 15,113 1,506









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SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Article and country


Toodstuffs-Continued.
Grains, fruits, vegetables, and preparations of:
Beans, peas, and pulse, dried:
United States.--------......-.. .--.
Cuba----... -------------------
France---------------------------------
Mexico..----..... .....----------------
China. ...--_ ------..............
Palestine and Syria.--.......---- ......
Russia..------------------......-------
Chile...----. ......................
French Africa --------__-----
French West Indies .. --..........

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

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

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

Cereal preparations
United States.----. -----.... ..----...
Cuba ---....-----------------------
Germany --------------..
Canada .------------------...--......-
Dutch West Indies --------------
Sweden -------------------------------
Palestine and Syria---...-----.--------
Chile ......----.....

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

Fruits, fresh:
United States---------- -----.....-..-
Puerto Rico-------- --------------
Cuba----------------------------------
Canada --------- ------------
British West Indies --- ... ------
Argentina------------------------------
Chile--- ....... -----------..
Portugal-------------------------------

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

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

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

Potatoes, fresh:
United States-..---- ........... ....
Haiti ......-- --..------
Canada.--------------------------

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


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Quantity Value


Kilos
5, 862

16, 003
230
45
250
1,529
15, 811


39, 730


71,659
9
23

3,475
1
268
222
62

952
---------1-
11
192


$792

2, 249
13
11
16
241
1,628


4,950


23,402
4
8

1,672
2
135
181
38

289
-- --- ----
4
21
- ------


Jan. Ito Dec. 31, 1938


Quantity Value


Kilos
12, 329
15
5
6, 753
187
330

1,420
10, 268
49

31,356


I I1


79,989
1, 501
11

6,105

224
4
368
6
55
4
206
3
28


$1,386
5
1
913
12
28

171
1,151
14

3,681


29,832
429
4

2,890

110
1
198
2
21
3
37
1
5


76. 874 25, 756 88, 504 33, 533


367,673
33
65, 543
153,974
4

65


587,292


45,177
11
4, 694
11, 898
2
------------
7

61,789


480, 072
3
119
186, 650

114
278
49

667, 285


52, 750
1
18
11, 371

3
18
8

64,169


194,444 26,668 263,590 32,126
76 13 13 1
106 13
----.-------- . 9,842 502
---------- ... 14,746 300
2,108 460 494 106
326 67 201 40
---------. -- 27 3

197,060 27,221 288,913 33,078

426,097 17,052 377,068 15,351
1,750 70 26,450 2,881
33,844 3,211 13,940 1,056
----------- ... 13,734 909
151,047 12,595 61,462 4,903
23,345 1,106 499 25
----------- ... 4,900 487

636,083 34,034 498,053 25,612


67,904 2,939 32,472 842
66 1
213,581 8,124 94,976 3,6

281, 551 11,064 127, 448 4,477









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP 63


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. I to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value

Foodstuffs-Continued.
Grains, fruits, vegetables, etc.-Continued.
Rice: Kilos Kilos
United States.........------ ----------. 26 $5 557, 902 $28, 422
Italy --------- ---------.----. - ------ -----. 50 11
Netherlands....------... -----------. ------------ 102,500 5,589
Haiti.................................------------------------------------------ ----------............-- 57 2
Dutch West Indies ---............... ---- 118 10
British India.............----------- ------ --- --- 511, 800 18, 584
Siam ..........-- ---......... 1, 864, 052 80, 858 5, 516, 296 236, 742
Philippine Islands........--------.... 27 2

Total------ ...---------------. 1, 864,105 80, 865 6,688, 723 289, 360


Seeds, vegetable, garden, and flower:
United States ---------------
Puerto Rico -- -------------------
France -------------
Spain ..----- ----.........---..
China-....--...---..........._-----
Japan -------- --...-..............
Colombia.... ---------............
Venezuela ---------------------------.....................
Canary Islands ...........-------------
Palestine and Syria-----------------
Total--------------

Sugar, refined: United States--...........
Vermicelli, macaroni, and pastes for soup:
United States ------------__
Italy-- __------....---------
Belgium ---....- .........-------
China---------------
Total..---- -------

Wheat flour:


1,216 1,800 1,366 2,164
-------- --..... 8 31
------- 3 4
225 206 179 181
88 67 91 73
1 2
5 2
1 1
686 935 51 64
------- 4 5
2, 222 3, 013 1, 702 2, 522
2, 133 281 3, 793 443

29,974 4,192 43,412 5,729
625 136 1,332 320
17 2
329 46 222 46

30, 945 4, 376 44, 966 6, 095


United States ............----------- 4,053,112 280, 202 4,197, 902 247, 974
Germany------------------------------- ------ 50 5
Canada.. -------------- 106, 514 6, 725 89, 654 4, 613
Palestine and Syria -----.-- ----... - 1 3
Total ---- ----------------- 4,159, 627 286, 930 4,287, 606 252, 592
Wheat in grain:
United States. --- ......---- -------- 282,297 14,726 966,742 41,665
Canada --------------------- 1,050,416 57, 347 559, 459 19, 535
Argentina ....... -------------- 65 38 ... .........

Total ....- .....-------..-------- 1, 333, 339 72, 111 1,526,201 61,200

All other:
United States...-- ------ -------------- 34,444 -------- 32,121
Puerto Rico .-----------------------.----- 5 ----- ---
Cuba_ __--------------------------- ------- ------ 1 30
United Kingdom: England ------- -------- -- 21 ------- 74
France ---------- - 4.065 --------- 4,137
Germany ------ --------- ------------- 3.282 95
Italy. -------------- 553 ------ 130
Netherlands -------------------- ------ 67 ------- 3
Denmark ---- -------------- .. -- -------- 180
Haiti __----_-------- _---- 3 ------ ---
Canada -------------..... ---------- --..---.. 15 11
Dutch West Indies-........------- ---- 2 -
Switzerland -------- ---- -- 144 -------- 273
British West Indies ----------- ---- -- --- -- -- -- 9, 784
Belgium ------------------------ 12,264 ------.-----. 7,706
British India ------------------- -------- 253 630
Mexico --- ------------ 2 .........------------- ---..........-----
Argentina- ------------------------- - 1 -
China ---....------... --------.------- 370 187
Japan---------- ------ ----------------------- 2
Czechoslovakia ---._--------------- ----------------- 1,779
Palestine and Syria ----- 17 ------- 29
Dutch East Indies ..-- .-------------...... 41 ----....... 00
139813-39---5










REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937--Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Foodstuffs-Continued.
Grains, fruits, vegetables-Continued.
All other-Continued.
Hejaz, Arabia, and Mesopotamia-....-
Turkey--.......................------------------------
Colombia -----------------------------
Brazil -------------------------------
Greece ----------......----------------
Ceylon _- ---------------------
Panama_ -.- ----------------------
Hungary... .............---------------------

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

Oils for table use:
Olive oil:
United States-----------------------
Puerto Rico ---------------
France ......------------............---..........
Italy.-----. ------------
Spain .....-----------.------
Palestine and Syria ----------.-
Greece..------- ---------------

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

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

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

Miscellaneous:
Butter:
United States -- ---.....
Germany....--------------------------
Denmark -----------------------------
Haiti .........----------------- ----.--
Lithuania ...........------------------
Palestine and Syria ------------------

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

Canned or preserved goods:
Fish:
Canned, in olive oil:
United States__---------
France ... -............
Italy ... .......-----------..
Spain ---..--- ---------
Canada ----------...........
Norway ----------------------............
French Africa......-----.......------------


Total ------


$64
236
4
21
------------
-----.-------
-----.-------
------------


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


$532
1,164


2
43
15
5


----. -- 55,875 ----.... 59,259



74 67 455 375
-- - 2 1
15,034 7,653 97,678 32, 393
27,425 13, 488 71,691 23,644
132,296 52,090 30,400 11,238
56 9 475 149
---- ---------- 1,758 623

174,885 73,307 202,459 68,423


62,976 13.196 33,969 7,517
736,888 129,606 250,844 35,694
--------- -- 18,620 6,488
3,008 450 4,512 690
14 2 216 30
95,494 12,615 27,940 3,199
37,185 4,882 ------
133 49 187 29
5 1

935, 703 160, 801 336, 288 53. 647


96 88 165 96
3 1
5,564 3,388 4,593 2, 943
2 1
73 44 .
------- .--- 39 32

5,738 3, 522 4, 797 3,071



24,715 4,747 7 579 1.385
731 644 2,460 1,039
.---.--- -.. ... ---20 13
882 407 -
-. ------- ----- 425 74
-------. ---- 92 23
---------- 1,231 345


-...-------... 26,328


All other:
United States--.....-........
Cuba-............................
United Kingdom:
England_-..............
Scotland-.................
France ......................------
Germany----------- --.--
Italy ----------..........
Spain ---- -----............
Netherlands ..-----------------
Denmark-............- ....
Canada ___.. -----.......
Dutch West Indies.............--- -
Belgium..........---------- -..


7, 104


1,699

853
113
291
1,412

4
14
134


5, 798


16,163


352
727
60
204
639
2
---------
17
36---


11, 807


94,168
17

194
9
1,476
463
8
1
86
61
7


2. 879


17, 620
7

88
4
1,072
295
12
1
46
20
1










REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Foodstuffs-Continued.
Miscellaneous-Continued.
Canned or preserved goods-Continued.
Fish-Continued.
All other-Continued.
Norway ...-------. ---------..
China-----------
Chinap.......................
Japan----
Russia----- -------------
Portugal -------...... -
Alaska...----------.---------.-

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

Fruits:
United States...-----.. ----....
Puerto Rico.--.---------------.---.
Cuba------------------------...
United Kingdom: England--- ....
France.----... ------------------
Germany---- -
Italy ..- ---------..-----------
Netherlands--........------------...
Denmark---- ...----------.---....
British West Indies.._...-- _..__._
Belgium------------------... --...
Argentina ----------------.----
China------------------------------
Japan....------------....- ...--
Palestine and Syria-- ..---.. .....
Hejaz, Arabia, etc ---.....___------
French West Indies............. --

Total-------.-----------------.
Meats:
United States--..----..-..-....--
Cuba --------------
United Kingdom:
England.....---.... .------
Scotland -----.----
France---------------------------_
Germany------------------.....
Italy -----
Spain--..---------.-------- ---..
Netherlands ----- ------... --_
Denmark..------------------.-.-
Canada.---- ---.------------ -
Dutch West Indies ..__- __------. -
Switzerland ..--- .--
Belgium------------------------
Uruguay --------- -------- _
Argentina--------------------- -
Brazil -----
Poland and Danzig-...- ---. .

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

Vegetables:
United States--- .. --- ----....
Puerto Rico -----------..---...-..
Cuba--- -
United Kingdom: England -. _...
France .... ---------
Germany.--.- --------------
Italy----------- ---------- -
Spain_ ----------
Netherlands --------.......
Denmark.......------.............
Belgium-------------------------
Argentina ..........---------------
China .........-----................------
Palestine and Syria-.......... ----
Greece...........................---------
French Africa.----------------- --
Peru ......................----


Kilos
-------------
16
11,606
15
11


---------$-4
$4
1,276
48
3


94,172 19,431


35, 756
27
332
169
48
82
23
7
8
51
----------- R
60
31

62
6


36,662

56, 242
11

2
156
141
118

159
519
5

11
30
4,308
222
662


59
23
36
3
9
15, 700

112,320


$14
4
30
8
6
2,833

22, 061


6,721 41,700 7,448
3 8 2
99 37 16
33 239 67
23 10 3
15--------
14 145 51
2 7 14
3 72 15
--. --- 16 1
21 .---..
18
6 35 11
8 2
16 150 33
1
-----_ 8 2

6, 975 42, 435 7,665

16,264 51,521 15,605
17 32 40

--- -- 28 26

287 658 468
101 1 1
64 4 1
1 3
133 2 1
260 1,216 647
1 1 1
--.- 8 3
-- 8 4
5 .----- -- ---------
10 .. --
1,046 2,368 533
100
292 3,620 1,777


62, 586 18,581 59,468 19,110


261, 203
9

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


Total ...........--------------. 277, 501


43,625
3


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


48,-439


279, 337
-----------
6
40
15, 341
--------------------------------------
105

-------------------------------------7
157

103
26
44
21
1

295, 181


42, 182

2
10
3, 694

---------------------------- ------------R
27


--------------------- ------------2
54

24
6
15
4
1

46, 019


I


I I


I-----i-----I--- I


--;: .,.


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










REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.- Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Foodstuffs-Continued.
Miscellaneous-Continued.
Canned or preserved goods--Continued.
Capers:
United States -..........---
France...........................
Spain...............-..............

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

Cheese:
United States...----------..------ --.
Cuba -------------
United Kingdom: England-....-.....
France...........------ ------- ----------
Italy-...................................
Netherlands--....-------..........----.--.....---
Dutch West Indies--------------------
Switzerland -------_ ---------
Argentina-----------------------------
China .---. -..........................
Palestine and Syria ------.........
French West Indies--......-----

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.---.. -----.. ---.... -------
Japan ....-------------............................
Palestine and Syria..................
Hejaz, Arabia, and Mesopotamia......
Lithuania .............................
Colombia ..............-..............

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

Condensed, malted and fresh milk:
United States._..------------..
United Kingdom: England----------.
France---- .. ......-------.............
Germany --------------........-.......
Netherlands---------.. -----------
Denmark-- ------------.............
Canada -.....................
Switzerland -------------------
Palestine and Syria...-..-------

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

Olives:
United States -...---- --.... ------..
France.------...............------------------------
Spain -------- ----------------
China ...............-------------------------
Palestine and Syria ..---------
Greece........------------------

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


Kilos
2,161
15
14,167


Kilos
$457 5, 721 $995
7 19 9
1, 714 9, 619 1,447


16,343 2,178 15,359 2,451

1,980 1,242 3,088 1,793
--- - 3 2
----- .------ 1 1
88 110 93 107
1,791 1,033 2,618 1, 662
4,840 1,779 4,699 1,762
8 4
231 215 423 360
31 17 ---------- -.-.-----.---
31 17 ........ . .......
16 1------------------
10 6 22 5
3 1 21 5

8,990 4, 404 10,976 5,701

180, 529 62,073 327, 262 92, 619
1, 903 501 13 3
856 699 2,174 1,629

3,284 916 1,600 713
3 1 .
941 725 1,758 1,138
138 89 27 6
37,526 9,650 73,937 22,290
206 239 ..........-- -.......---.
211 57 399 83
14 6 9 4
9 4 12 4
2 3 122 106
2 2 .........- ......
2,529 620 4 12
13 6 7 4
-.......---- 5- 6 2
108 43 530 110
15 4 .. ---- -
4 1 6 1
-------........... 1 1
228, 293 75,639 407,866 118,725


15,169 6,029 28,861 10, 136
648 129 596 174
--------............. 72 31
------ ---- -- 554 124
45,518 7,114 56,460 8,858
2,380 400 664 122
8,669 2,135 1,721 431
216 135 758 447
13 11 10 2

72, 13 15,953 89,696 20,375

21,698 4,967 32,236 6,971
32 7 2,935 249
20,932 2,928 16,588 1,563
65 8 14 3
165 46 504 95
1,673 488 2,343 604

44,565 8,444 54,620 9,485








REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Foodstuffs-Continued.
Miscellaneous- Continued
Pickles and sauces:
United States-......................
Cuba ---------------------- -----------
United Kingdom: England... --------
France -------------s--------
Germany..-- ----------
Italy__ ....---------------..
Denmark....-........................-
Belgium ....--.. -------
China ------------ ----...... ............

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

Preparations based on milk or cereals:
United States ---...................
France --------------- -
Spain-----------------
Netherlands--.-----------------
Switzerland --------------....................

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

Spices:
United States.......................
Puerto Rico ------
France ---- --------------
Netherlands............................
Germany.--.-.--....-....------.
Spain ---- ----------
Netherlands--- -------------------
Haiti .. --- ------
British West Indies.... ---
British India ...................-----------
Argentina --........................
China-..................................
Japan--_______._--- ___.
Dutch East Indies.... ---------
Madagascar-....................
Ceylon. ------- ----
British East Africa .....--......
Morocco......--- .................
Palestine and Syria .........-..-..
Russia.... ....--......
Hungary... ----
Turkey...----------------
Bulgaria -------
Straits Settlements ...--. ....-- .....-
Peru_--- ----------- --
Total.................................
Total---------------

All other:
United States......... ............
Puerto ico -----....................
United Kingdom:
England.........................
Scotland---. ----------
France ..............................--
Germany...-..... .................
Italy.....---------------.........................
Spain..................................
Netherlands ...... -................
Denmark.......................
Canada--------------........................
Virgin Islands ---------
Belgium-............ .....----..... -
Mexico ..............................-
China --------.... ............--- ... -
Japan ----------------------
Czechoslovakia ------------------------
Palestine and Syria--------
Brazil --------------------------.....--
Hejaz, Arabia, and Mesopotamia -. ...
Egypt ---..........__-----

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


Kilos
14,936
8
2,478
18
3
12

5
1, 549


$3, 621
2
701
15
4
7
------------


Kilos
19,843

4, 169
53

9
--------------
0


2 ----.------...
90 564


$4,554

1, 314
29
------------
------------

..........--
40


19,009 4,342 24, 638 5,940

3,158 1, 652 3,368 2,285
1,672 652 1,455 555
11,464 6,157 6,727 3,556
13 15 ---------- --.. --
357 201 187 103

16,664 8,577 11,737 6,499


33,106 10, 300 33, 286 10,241
1 1 .................-....-
125 40 28 12
5 4 12 88
1,849 365 ---------- --------.-
-.-..- --- -...--...... 5 4
12 2 8 1
24,570 8,136 29,191 7,675
11 6 4,062 893
448 68 1,649 247
87,232 6,702 30,049 2,717
50 9 --------------....----.
38,855 8,003 22,890 3,055
6,330 2,291 6,266 1,838
65 31 -- ......-- ....----....
840 345 ........--.....--...
57 18 50 12
12 5 9 2
98 26------- ---------
2,373 376 50 28
71 11 .......... ............
41, 755 8,594 12, 239 1,853
............ ........ 4,698 532
..........------ -. 1 1

237,865 45,333 144,493 29,199

.......... 8,470 ...-----.... 17,545
.............. 8 6

.............. 422 -.- -. 16
- ---- 2---------------16
............. 2 .............. ............
-----. 487 --------- 2,750
.......... 113 ----------- 43
............. 842 .......... 3,026
-----........ 3,881 ------ --......
.......... 87 ------40
.............. 12 --.. ....... ...............
-2---------- 120 ---------1
1 1
-----..... 1 .------.. --------

-----10 ..........----------- --------
------- 3--------------

-- -. 6 --..-- ---.... -
----- 10- --- -.---

--- --- 80 -- -30
------ ----------------
------ ------------- --

14,515---------1----- 24.432









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937--Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Games and toys:
United States ..............--------------
Puerto Rico.----------------------------------
Cuba-...........----- ----------------
United Kingdom:
England ...........--------------------
Scotland --------------------------------
France------------- -----------
Germany-..........-------- .-------------
Italy......... -------------------
Spain------ -------------------------
Netherlands--... -----...... -.............
Haiti.------. ------ ------.-------------
Canada.--------- --------------
Dutch West Indies..............-- .........
Belgium ... ----------------
Mexico- ---------------------------------


Czechoslovakia............. ... .....----
Venezuela----------------------------
Austria---....--..... -................
Colombia .------.......-----------------------
Azores Islands and Madeira -.................

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

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

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

Household ware:
United States..........------------...-----
Puerto Rico -------------.-..-... ...
Cuba -----------..................
France ...-- ---------------------------
Germany ---....---------------------
Italy -----.........._ ..................
Haiti ----------------------..
Dutch West Indies.........................
Switzerland.........----------------------
Virgin Islands ........................---
Belgium ...----------------------------
Argentina-------------------------

Czechoslovakia---------------------

Total_- ------ --------_-.......

All other:
United States ......--..............----------...
Puerto Rico --................---........
Cuba ---------------.............................
United Kingdom:
England.....---- ------------------
Scotland----------------------------
France.. .-.. --------
Germany -------------------......................------------
Italy ....... ......-------------
Spain.-------------------------
Netherlands ----------.....----
Haiti ---------------
Canada-..---_-...................-.....
Dutch West Indies --..--.. .-------------
Switzerland ---- --------------


Kilos
22, 773
90
26

7
51
2
7,098
46
11
2
9
6
65
2
2
3
4,858
--------------
2
20
--------------
-------------


$15,746
70
38

4
17
5
7,097
15
3
6
9
4
63
13
9
2
2,433
------------
2
20
------------
------------


Kilos
23,866
88
51

1
-----------g-
99
9,011
2
36




8
13
--------- g-

4
16,153
2
1
15
4
1


$18,387
80
65

2

88
8,706
5
10

3
7

8
13
5
8,403
2
2
22
6
1


35,073 25, 556 49,359 35,815


------.- 34,027 -- 32,711
.......... 340 ...-------- 6
.---- 13 .---------- 5
---118 ..---..-------. 68
-..----.. 23, 666 --......-----. 25,088
---........ 131 100
---....... 1,972 -... 1
- ---- 2 ............. 3
--------.-- ---------- ----------- I
--......... 2,560 ----- 2,042
--.......--.--- --------- --------. 27

---.. --- ..... 62,829 ---.------ 60,052

164,963 26,617 14, 595 23,568
124 53 57 24
9 7 125 319
83 47 159 151
36, 260 7, 369 62, 507 13,194
-----.....- 322 149
2 1 .............. ......
--..---...---- .... 2 1
--.------- --------- 1 2
.......------ ----5 15
3,042 1,070 821 190
-.--- 15 8
2, 952 560 4, 701 1, 126
1,471 1,241 1, 910 965

208, 906 36, 965 216, 250 39, 712


19, 449
265
105------


17,405
55
201

24

192
2,356
61
5
578
5
2
5
0









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country -
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Glass and glassware-Continued.
All other-Continued.
Virgin Islands..... .........---
Belgium -------------------------.
British India ------ ---
Mexico ------------------.. .........
Sweden ----..............................
Japan---------... ......___._ .... ..__ ...._
Czechoslovakia. ------
Austria -------
Guatemala...... ....... ...--------

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

Gold, silver, platinum, and manufactures of:
United States---- ----- -
Puerto Rico---..... -------------


France.._______.. .... .......................
Cuba- ----------------
United Kingdom: England---------------
France ------------------------------
Germany ----....... ...............
Italy------.......--------------------------------................................---
Spain-...----.------------ -------
Netherlands....................... .............
Ne enadk.d.....................................
Denmark-
Canada -- - - - - - - - -

Mexico.............._____....... ..___........._.
Switzerland..........................................
Belgium --- ------------ -----
Mexico ----------------------
Japan -____ -___ - --____ --_______._ _ .- -
Peru--- ----
Venezuela ----..... ----

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

Hats and caps:
United States_-- ..
Puerto Rico.----..... ---------------
Cuba--... --------.-.- ...........
United Kingdom: England...-..--.. ----
France...........-------------..--........................
Germany----....................... ......----
Italy-----------------------------
Haiti ---------------------
Canada .. --------------------------------
Dutch West Indies.. -----......................
Switzerland.--...... --..--..........------
Virgin Islands------.........................- -------
British West Indies.... ..............------
Belgium -----------_____-_-_-----_-_-
Mexico --..... ----------...................
Japan. -----------------------.................................
Czechoslovakia.----------------
Colombia.-- ----- --_------------
Ecuador ....- ..............................
French West Indies ...--------------------
Venezuela_-----_ ---------_------
Panama ...---......- ...- ..................

Total ..-- ........-. ----- ----............
Total__

Hides and skins and manufactures of:
Boots, shoes and slippers:
United States -------------------
Puerto Rico......----------.....------------
Cuba ------. ----------
United Kingdom: England--------
France -----------------------------
Germany---------_-- --------
Italy -----------
Netherlands ---------------------------
Haiti ---.___--------------
Canada------- --------------
Dutch West Indies .....---------. .
British West Indies .--------------
Belgium
Mexico. ---------
China ..................................-


Pairs

3, 807
142
18
6
7
8


$-- ,600 -------------- 7, 076
2

------ -- ------------ 30
.............." 1 ...... . 30
.--- 4,032 ---------- 4,070
2,242 ....--------- 1,762
- -------- -------------------- 26
25
-------- ----- -- ----------- 1

.. ----...... 35,997 33,864


-8,901 ... .----...... 6,893
-6 .----. ..-.---- 82
-2......-------. -----. 7,610
-72 -------------- 109
150 -------------- 838
........... 471 ------322
- ....----- 254 -------- 751
-------- 37 --------- ------

---- ---- -- --- -------.-- 323
------- 5 --- ----
---.---.--..-- ----- ---- ---- 47
47
202
-------......- 202 ------- --.---
-- - --- -- --- -- - --- -- -- I
....-... 19 ----- 13
1,200 ------------
62

........ 14,207 ---------- ,056


-- 41,952 ------ 36,450
------- -221 ------254
1,426 -------------- 469
.......... 352 ---- 97
------ 233 ------ 350
.---........ 28 58
2,038- 29,038--------- 35,638
2 -- -- 93
14 136
------ 14 ------ 36
.. --- 143
5
---7 ---....--- 2
-------- 321 ------- ....... -
..------- 2 ----.-- 6

45 61
----------- 13,737 ----------- 5,1566
------- 45 ------------------ 61
------ 3 -------------- ------------
----- 54 ------ 663

........... 100
------ 3 --------------... -....----
------- 100 -------------- ------------
...---- 16 ----------- 24

88,044 ------------- 79, 506


10,020
213
128
96
29
10

4
2
- - 13-
1
6
10
2


Pairs

4,189
180
35
1
6
8
3
...........---
2
1
23


1


10,936
299
163
8
14
17
4

3
1
25

-
------------
I









70 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Article and country


Hides and skins and manufactures of-Con.
Boots, shoes and slippers-Continued.
Japan ..-- ------------------
Czechoslovakia ___-- ----------..
French West Indies _s-------------
Venezuela ...................
Colombia ----------------------------------
Palestine and Syria .----..------------
Austria ....-------------------------

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

Hides and skins of all kinds:
United States---..-..-......-------------
Puerto Rico ---------------
United Kingdom: England ...--.......
France --------------------------
Germany ------.-------------------------
Haiti ----------
Canada ...................--------.....------------
Argentina -----------------------
Czechoslovakia .. ---------------
Hungary------- .......--.----------
Venezuela ------------------------

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

All other:
United States -------------......................
Puerto Rico ........................-----
Cuba ----......-.....--...............
United Kingdom:
England ........---..............
Scotland.........--------.- ---- -------
France .-----..........-----.. .........
Germany .-----.....- .--------------
Italy---------------------------------
Netherlands --.-- ------------------
Haiti---.....------------------------
Canada--------- ---------------------
Dutch West Indies ..........---
Switzerland ---.... ..---- ...----------
Belgium ....-__._____-------........----
British India ..___.. -.............
Mexico --....--..............-----------
Argentina -.....-.. ....-.............
Japan- ....... -----.......-..........---
Czechoslovakia -.............- .......
Brazil ----------------------------
Panama ------_--------------------------
BVenezuela ...... ..----.............
Panamala..................---....
Colombia .....---... .----------------.--
Austria........ .........................
Venezuela ..............................
Guatemala ........ ...... . .

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

Horn, bone, hoof, whalebone, vegetable ivory,
paste, celluloid and imitations of same, and man-
ufactures:
United States....---------............------...........
Puerto Rico --------------------
Cuba-----------..........------...............----
United Kingdom:
England .----------------------------
Scotland ..--------------.----------
France-- ----------------------.............................
Germany. -------- ...--------------.--
Italy....... --- ... ....- .............
Spain ------------------ ----------
Netherlands ....---------- ------------
Canada -- ...-----------------
Dutch West Indies-... .......-------
Switzerland ....------------------------
Belgium..... ------ --- -------..................
Mexico -------------- ---............--
China ......------------------.----
Japan -----------------------------------


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Quantity Value


Pairs
41
-------------
1
1
4


$15

2
1
2


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938


Quantity Value


Pairs
27
6

-------*--^--

4
7


$10
8



2
3


4,070 10,554 4,493 11,494

Kilos Kilos
78, 490 217, 116 64, 474 158, 570
1 1 ...------- ---
419 1,457 141 274
- 15 57
854 4 331 1,224 6,091
541 101...------ --
-------------- -..----------- 20 99
.. -46 146
10 46-----------
697 3, 331 1, 027 4,327
------- 1 4

81,012 226, 383 66, 948 169, 568


------..... 26,370-- ....----.. 32,258
-. 155 -.------- 6 64
........ 249 -- ---------- 819

.-301 -.....-------- 407
-....---.... 12.....................-
---117 ------.---- -- 1,312
222.- 222 --------- 1,016
24--. 245 --------. 33
S----........ 30 .- 4
-------------- ----------------- 4
---........ 38 37

----- 26 8
------.............. 3 --..------ -.-----;

------ 66------- 6
------ -------------- 68
---- 6 -------- 70
------- 1,331-------------- 655
...-----...--- 44 .........----- .
------------ -- 1 -------------- --------....
---------- 1 ---------- -------
1-------- 2............. ---........--
-.-.--- 31-------- 2
- ---- -- ------------ 4
-..-----... -------- ---- 10

. ----.... 29,505 -...---- 36,947


17,184
------- 18-----------
------------ 9 -------------

-.------.... -303
23
-- ------ 398 -------
-------......... 7,684 ------
------------- 14,008 -------.. --
----------- 4 -------
-------- 131 .-
-- ------ 20 ---
------------ 8 -----.----
8
-------------- 263 ---.---
.......... 688...........
------ 588 -------88
.------ 1 -------

-------------- 8,550 - - -


14, 588
52
9

46

326
2,337
7,886
40
272
3
4
215
190
2
6
13,367









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Article and country


Horn, bone, hoo, whalebone etc.-Continued.
Czechoslovakia....-------------------------
Austria..............................-----------------------------
Palestine and Syria...............--------------
Venezuela----......---------------------
Finland .----.----. -------------------
Colombia .----------------------------
Brazil-......-------------------------

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 ----------------------
Denmark ---------------------------
Belgium.....-----------------------

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

Pipes and fittings:
United States ..------ ....----------
Cuba------.......---...-------------
Belgium-------- ------------------
Sweden.---.---..... ----- ---.------.---

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

All other:
United States--....--...------. ----
United Kingdom:
Eneland....--------------------
Scotland.......--------------------

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

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


Jan 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Quantity


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


Value



$1,122
5
1
1
5


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938


Quantity


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


Value


$287
11



1
13


--------- 50,326 .-...-...- 39,664



101,406 22,223 108,551 26,158
54 10 24 3
456 95 75 8
124 49 185 40

102,040 22,377 108,835 26,209


1,643 529 2,815 678
19 2 ..... --.....--
38,414 3,618 13,615 1,562
7,499 686 2,109 195
24 14 533 330
50 11 3,722 406
140 44
206,765 16,606 131,573 11,190

254,414 21,466 154, 507 14,405


136, 984 15,038 127, 946 8, 761
42,043 2,672 -------------------
14,269 838
32 12-------------------------

179,059 17, 722 142,215 9, 599

---- 271 --. ..- 514

54 ---.---- 152
.----------- 31-- ---

--------... 356 6---- .--- 666



--- 11,278 --------- 9,690
S 37 17
------...- 5 ------ 41

76 -----.----- 224
5
------ -------- -------------- 5
7--------- 70 ----242
---- ----- 23,013 --------- 14,323
-- 23 30
-. ---- 270 ------ 5
7 ------------- 10
---.------- 3 ...... ---- ------------
---- 13 --180
6 --- - --- 148
221 ...----- 93
S .... ..... 1 .. ...--. -- --. .
4,108 -25 -------..-----1,301
4,108 1,301
35 2
.. .. .. .. .. 6 .. .. . .. . ... ..
-------------- 2 3-..-----------------------

---- ----- 39,208 --- --- 26,311


---------'---~---









72 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dee. 31, 1928
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value.


Iron and steel and manufactures of-Continued.
_Wrought iron, steel, etc.-Continued.
Firearms:
United States ...._.---------
Cuba ......-------...................-----
Germany...... .....---------..............------
Belgium ........--------..............------

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

Furniture:
United States- ............------
Puerto Rico------ --- ..-.
Cuba.. -..-..
United Kingdom: England .----------
France -------------------------------
Germany -------
Netherlands -..-------... -___----
Dutch West Indies ........--------.
Japan -.---- ___--------

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

Household ware:
United States---._...-------...-
Puerto Rico ...... ....----------
Cuba...... ... ..
United Kingdom:
England ------------
Scotland. -.- ---------------
France .... ... ... .. . ...__
Germany -----------------------.......
Italy-..----... ------- ...--
Netherlands --.----------------
Denmark_ ....-------. ----...-- -
Haiti ..... ...... ....
Canada --------.__ ----------.._-_
Switzerland .... ...-------------------
British West Indies -------------.
Belgium --- ----------- ---.._ .. -..-. _
M ex'co .. -------.... -------- --___ ---_
Sweden ----------------------
Japan..------------.. ... ----.... ---.-.
Czechoslovakia ....---------_------.
Austria ------------------------...--
Poland and Danzig ..- --......--.
Finland........ ........
Australia --- ----------- ..

Total,, .....---..-------

Nails and tacks:
United Ptates .....................
United Kingdom:
England........ ....... .....
Scotland ......----......---..- -
Germany ........ ...........----------
Netherlands ---. ...- ------
Belgium-.------. --------
Sweden ......_.. ......... ._ ..
Japan ---------------------- .
Czechoslovakia .... ..---- -.... __..-_..

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

Pipes and fittings:
United States....---.............--- ..
Puerto Rico ______- ---__- -_ _
Cuba
United Kingdom:
England .........--------
Scotland ----. ---------..
Germany-------------------------
Canada -- -- -----------.------_


Kilos


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


$547
- - ------
109-
874


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


$1,275
50
77
466


---------- 1,630 .--.1,868


44,249 23, 209 52, 717 22, 000
118 48- --- -... ..
------- --- 35 28
....-- ---.....- 227 34
.....--- -........ 90 36
2, 506 500 4,213 861
5 2------- ------- -.
------ --...------ 39 14
7 4 5 2

46,885 23,763 67,326 22,975


.--- 24,137 ---------- 24,801
...-....... 27 --- 22
-.........- 4,251 4, 555

-----........ 7,065 ----------- 2.686
............----- 2 --.... 1
----....... 85 .--------- 14
....----... 26,884 .....---- 31,770
....------ -- .................------ 7
15 -----.------ 115
. ..... 82 282 . .. .1, 103
--- -- 282--------------------1,10
........ : _: .1 .. . . . . . .
------ 152 .... ---- 323
.- .---- --... ------------- 79
....-... .... 2 ...--......-- ---_....-
--.....- .... 2,282 3,034
.........- -- ----- ------ I
------ 115 ------..... 64
.....--- 8,761 --------- 14,585
..--- 7,456 ------. 15,210
...-----. 10 ...- 38
.....- 1 ........-- 393
.. ....... 22 ..--- --.......
------.----- 17 ------

S 81,567 --.------.... 998,801


224,195 23,802 132,038 14,659

2, 797 404 3, 372 497
371 38 -------
220.079 21,759 71,517 10,095
6,169 769 4,850 299
28,941 2,244 49, 362 3,378
1,025 202 5,460 394
463 72 62 7
30,788 6 128 2,751 518

514.828 55, 418 269,412 29,847


745,657 102,810 762,435 94,189
14 4------ ---
18,182 1,005 12,045 731

78,108 5,052 22,956 2,393
1 1 16, 154 1,477
9,786 859 13,850 1,749
--- 12,484 1,518


Total----....-.........-- .......---- 851,748 109,731 839,924 102,057









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SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1988, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Iron and steel and manufactures of-Continued.
Wrought iron, steel, etc.-Continued.
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........ .............
Germany....-----........
Italy ----.. .----.......----.......-
Belgium...........---- --------

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

All other:
United States-....--.......---- -
Puerto Rico.__. ___----------
United Kingdom:
England-----. -----
Scotland..............------
France .
Germany -------------
Netherlands. -----------.....
Belgium............ ---- --------
Sweden--- .-.-.--.--.------_-
Japan.-...............-.......

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

Surgical and dental instruments of all kinds:
United States ..............
Puerto Rico ..--- .
Cuba.. . . .. .......
United Kingdom: England --.--..-----
France..-. .... .
Germ any -.. . ._ -------- -
Italy .---------------- .....
Spain ...------..._....__ .----__
Netherlands .............
Belgium--..........- ............-----
Argentina-.....--.---------
Japan .......... --
Austria-.......--- .. -------

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


Kilos
248,940
322

249,262


362, 728
17, 189
38,683
1, 226,172
272
104, 775


Kilos
$18,974 292, 939
29 ...........-

19,003 292, 939


*1 I


35,120
1, 586
4, 291
99, 842
3
9, 167


1, 749, 819 149,999 769, 342 70,706


669, 360 89,144 381,236 35,540
...........-- ..... 10,500 974
...-. --------- 1,978 737
28,342 1,841 --- -- -----

597, 702 90,985 393, 714 37, 251

919,154 81,197 1,041,093 82, 360
298 35 14 10

234 146 1 1
1, 534 152 337 26
151, 050 9, 685 701, 786 42,903
766,809 36,993 497,070 34,125
17 6 ... -- -
995,276 48,773 393,071 21,382
80, 509 6,824 4, 911 423
.......... -- .27 15

2, 914, 881 183 811 2 638, 310' 181,245


7,973
7
3
21
2, 851
1,857
15
13
75

2, 744
42


_ I :--1 _I-------


Tools and implements:
United States..---... -------.-- -.--...-----. 25,846
Puerto Rico ...--------..--.- ..-------. -------. 78
Cuba.__---...__..._.........---------...------__ .. 10
United Kingdom:
Enclind --._......----.--.... .. ------ 84
Scotland-....----.------------ -----------. 73
France----------------------------------------- 91
Germany--------------------------------------- 7,638
Italy ..-. -...... .........--. ...----- ... 7, 63
Netherlands..--------------.------- --------- 84
Haiti ...--- ------ ..------- ------- 5
Switzerland----------........................... ............ --------
British West Indies.....-------.....--------. -------..--.
Belgium ---.---- .....-------- ------------ ----. 25


$16,472

16,472


32,440

38,266
------------


330, 524

438,818
--------------


6,392
81

1, 743
2,169
105
------------
---------- i-
3
863


11,402


26,536
124
..- ----- 13
111
10
27
---- 7,336
.---- ----- 24
2
----------- --- 2
30
54








REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.--Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Iron and steel and manufactures of-Continued.
Wrought iron, steel, etc.-Continued.
Tools and implements-Continued.
Sweden ------------__ _-..........__
Japan----.--.............--...........
Czechoslovakia........................

Total................................
Wire:
Barbed wire:
United States.--.... -...........
Germany ------_---. .......----.
Netherlands........................
Belgium...........................
Sweden -..............--- .--._-_
Japan------------------------------

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

Plain wire galvanized or not:
United States....................
United Kingdom: England.......
France --.........................
Germany..........................
Italy..-............----------
Netherlands -------... -------
Belgium......... ----- ----- ----
Japan--------.--------...---------.

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--------------.-.....-----..-.-...
Mexico ....-.................----.....
Argentina .......--.......-.-..-.....
Sweden ..-.__...----_.- _. ___.._._- ...__
Norway-.............---...- .....---
Japan---....-...................-.....
Czechoslovakia ... ...._ .._-------- ---_ [
Palestine and Syria.....----. ........
Austria-......._..._ ...................
Australia -- -- ------
Venezuela--- --- -_ .- '

Total............................
Liquors and beverages:
Beers and malt liquors:
United States_ ----.--------
United Kingdom:
England------------------
Scotland---..... ...---........... --
France---------------------....----
Germany---- ..........__...-.............
Netherlands-...------------------...........
Denmark ---------------- ---- ...

zechoslovakia.............------...............

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


Kilos
$103 .........
19 -------------
4 ..........----------.


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


....... 34,060 ------------ 34,269


406,148 29,313 499,684 34,181
649,879 34,731 136,147 11,329
9,300 714 32, 736 2,286
42,790 3, 705 160,000 12,418
-..............- ..-. 6,436 556
------------- ------ 60 8

1,008,117 68,463 834,063 60,778

690, 875 46,852 716, 607 60,994
5,742 1,882 ...---.--- .
.--------.. .-- 13,269 1,493
70,650 6,623 81,437 6,210
1 1
--------- --2- ..-- -.........

8,349 884 114, 096 8,603
38,479 3,788

775, 518 56,143 963,889 71,089

--. ...---. 199,923 -------------- 228,777
1,260 --------------.... 306
----. 1,773 -...--........ 8,481

--- 9,675 --------- --- 5,611
213 --64
. 1,446 ----.......---- 892
----- 45,069 ---------------42,111
- ...- 550 -----..--- 33,754
---- 33 -------------- 27
-----. 339 -------------- 702
-- ----- 6 --------------........ 35
--- 1,387 ---------- 322
-------------- ---I--- ----- I
----368 -------------- 306
-------------- -...... -.. ................. 7
3,516 -- 3,202
---------- 12 ---------------------
--.. -- ........... 12 .
31 7
....--- 934 .............. 49
.....-..- 11 ............ 14
214--------- 2,154 ---- 1,201
... 372 .............. 607

---. --....... -- -- 69
-------------- -- -----..-................. 2

-..------- 269,086 .--....- 326,646

Liter Liter
15, 787 2,868 103,234 16, 103

1,548 216 ...... ...
127,428 17,051 124, 638 16, 395
-------- 922 148
86,639 13,309 77,210 11,782
28,831 4,349 21,502 2,963
------ 269 42
.----- -.--.....--.. 432 90
.------............. 62,400 155

260, 233 37,793 390,607] 47,678










REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Liquors and beverages-Continued.
Cider:
United States----- ...-.. .............
France-------------------
Spain.----------_--.--- -.---...-...-
Belgium-............. ---. ............

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

Spirits distilled:
United Kingdom: Scotland--------------
France...------------------------......................
Spain...... ---------. -------..--

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

All other:
United States--....-..............
Puerto Rico ...--------- -...............
Cuba...---...............-.......
United Kingdom:
England-................-- __-
Scotland... ----------------
France ---------------------------------
Germany........----
Italy..--------
Spain.-- _____.............
Netherlands.... ----------................
Denmark.---.----------- -
HaitL ---------------
Canada......--------------
British West Indies ---..
Belgium------------
Mexico-.- ---------------
Swexico................. ...........
Sweden-------
French West Indies-...------... ..
Greece...... ..................----
Hungary-... .------------------
Palestine and Syria ------------------
Venezuela ------------
Poland and Danzig--.----------------
Portugal-----------------------.-...
Total....... .................
Wines:
Generosos (fine):
France ----------------.. -----
Italy....------.....................
Spain-........
Netherlands ----............................
Portugal ------------

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

All other:
United States-.... -..............
Puerto Rico.----- ----------.._-
United Kingdom: England...........
France-------------------- -----.......................
Germany-..-...... _____ _..._....
Italy--- ... --------------
Spain ....----....................
Netherlands ----.
British West Indies----
French West Indies.---...............
Portugal--- -----------

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

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


Liter
-------- g---
19

11


$7
2
2


Liter
151
1,171
1,860
- - - - - - -


$34
317
797


30 9 3,182 1,148

-------- ----9 15
--------- 947 326
273 7,683 3,375 3,841

6,273 7,683 4, 331 4,182

457 483 391 628
5 5 148 63
1,008 1,246 183 240

3,173 3,412 3,917 3,977
7,080 9,374 10,591 13,989
9,913 9,984 9,967 7,552
3 3 86 69
138 96 207 198
1,183 1,178 2,616 3,090
10 11 1 3
9 15 84 129
28 33 7 9
402 383 424 350
1 1 2 2
-------- -------1 1
--- ---- 2 2
-.-. ---- -- 17 17
69 40 150 62
1 1
1 ---------- 1
1 3 --------.........
-------------- --- 10 2
-.. ----............ ..1 1
---- ------ -1 1
--- --- --- ....268 202

23, 481 26,268 29, 074 30, 577


8,936 3,719 2,635 736
165 82 55 21
2,100 800 ...
3 2 ............
100 91 ...- ......

11,304 4,694 2,690 757

3,087 876 8,770 2,048
87 50
39 53 76 85
46,209 29,456 52,770 21,098
81 94 202 192
904 324 2,473 931
21,038 3,958 7, 350 4,216
7 6 3,420 476
7 3 ...------ .......
3 5 141 77
19 23 ---------.........

71,481 34, 848 75, 201 29,123


56,014
13

80
15,333
3,097
287


12,360
2

43
1,707
748
52


92,933


343
16,935
3,096
301


20,552

137
1,566
762
55










:'/ REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
k 1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Liquors and beverages-Continued.
All other-Continued. Liter
Spain. ---------------------------------- 4,162
Netherlands-........-.. ----------- ------ 41
British West Indies-----------_----_ 78
French West Indies................------. 19

Total--..................-------------- 79,124

Machinery and apparatus:
Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances:
Radios and radio-phonographs: Number
United States -------------------- 1,433
Puerto Rico ..............---------------------------- 3
Cuba.----.--------.--------------- 2
United Kingdom: England--------- -------------
Germany...--------------- ..---------. 8
Netherlands....--------- ..217
Dutch West Indies -------- -------
Japan....--------.. ----------.------- ---.--
Venezuela -..--..--..... ....-----------. .----

Total----.... .... .....--------------- 1,663

All other:
United States ..-------------------- ----- -------
Puerto Rico..----------------..---------------------
Cuba-..-----...-...-..-------.------ ---------------
United Kingdom: England.-------- ------------
France.............------------ ------------------
Germany---..........------------ ------------
Italy .................-------- -------- --------------
Netherlands .......--------. ----- --------------
Denmark----................---------....----- ....-----------
Haiti--..-...........---------- ---------
Canada---.............------------- ---------------
Switzerland ---.....---------------.---. -----.-----
British West Indies ------......--------------------
Belgium----------...............------------------------
Sweden---.......................---------------..-------------
Japan--------------------------------------------
Peru ------------------------- ---------
Austria ........---------------------.---------------
Venezuela....-----...--. ------------------ ----

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

Engines, steam, machinery, hydraulic motor of
petroleum, gasoline (except for automobiles),
naphtha and compressed air:
United State's ----.....------- .----- -------
United Kingdom: England ...--------
Germany -...-------..-- -------- -.----
Canada ..---.----.----------------- .----------
British West Indiep ....--------------- ------
Sweden....-----------------------------------
Norway ------.......................------------------------------------

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

Locomotives and.tenders: United States.------- ------------

Power pumps:
United States-....---....--- ---------------------
Cuba.......----........................-------------------.........-----..
United Kingdom: England................----- -- .......
Germany-.............-------.------.....------- --------
Canada __... ........------------- -.- -.............

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

Sewing machines:
United Stttcs _. -------- -
Puerto Rico...--....- -------...-------- -----------
United Kingdom: England......------------- ---....
Germany...... ....................................


$1,028
8
193
2


Liter
180
--------5---
5
666


$85
22
27


16,143 114,469 23,209


Number
53,319 1,453 49,572
35 1 10
94 --..-...- ---- -- -.. .... ...
94
----- 4 197
653 147 7,165
8,545 584 19,232
1 10
.- 1 4
-. -- 1 10

62,646 2,192 76,200

121,216 -.------------ 131,672
155 --------- 104
518 --.......... 9
267 -- ---- 2,421
46 ------- 415
8,044 ------------- 12,277
-- --- --- ---- 21
1,024 .......------- 2,159
45 -------- 2
----------- ------------- 22
341 ------------- 207
1 ----....-- 5
15
.58 .. ..- .--- 922
987 -
101 -.......- ..- 287
25 -------- 15
444 ---- 578
------------ --------- 9

133,287 ...-- ------- 151,125



90, 598 --..---.. ---- 102, 469
----.-.-- 1,177
15, 786 ..---...-----. 18,809
466
139
1,184 --.---- --- 444
------ ----- 536

107,568 --. -- 124, 040

------- 1 28,217

6,644 -..... ..... 2,188
1,100 -------
785
73 -------------- ------------
72
39 ------- ---

7,855 ------- 2,973

6,293 -- ---- 9,015
65 ----.. 74
1 --.......-------------
2,287 ..------..-------- 1,322










REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937--Continued


Jan 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Machinery and apparatus-Continued.
Sewing machines-Continued.
Dutch West Indies---...------------------
Japan....- -----------------.

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

Sugar machinery: United States-....-......---

Typewriting machines:
United States..------------. .-. -----.
Puerto Rico.----. .-----------------------
- Cuba..-----------------------......
United Kingdom: England..-------..
Frnce..-.....-----------------.---------
Germany-.... ---------------------------
Italy ...........-----------.---
htaada ------------- ----------------------
Switterland ................------.-----
Japan ---------.. ..........------- -----
Austria------------------------ .............................
French West Indies ...----.-------------.-

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

All other:
United States....-. .... ----.....-...--- -
Puerto Rico-.. ..-------------------------
Cuba ----...... ..........----
United Kingdom:
England .--..-------------------------
Scotland ------------------------------
France .------------------------------------
Germany -----. --.----.--------------
Italy ..----------------
Spain. ------- ..---------
Netherlands -..........---------
Denmark ----------------------------------
Haiti--.........-----------------
Canada .---------- --. ---... .......
Switzerland ------------------------------
Belgium --..-------..........-------------------
Mexicp -... ..--- -.........----....
Argentina -------------------------------
Swedeh ------------------------
Chiha .....--. ..----- ---..-.-----------.
Japan------------------------------------
Czechoslovakia-..---.....--------------
Finland... ..-----------------------------
Austria------------------------------------
Chile ---......---.....------- --........--
Canary Islands.....--------. ----------------
Venezuela......-----------.. --------------

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

Musical instruments and parts of:
United States ..------------- -------------
Puerto Rico......-------....------------------
Gftba ....------ ...-------..------------
France .---..-- ---------- ----------------
Germany -__---------------------------------
Italy-....--- ------ -----------------
Spain..-------. ----.----------------
Canada --__.---------------- ---.------
Dutch West Indies ..----.-------------------
S witzerland..-------------------------
Belgium .----------.------------------
Japan --------------------------------
Czechoslovakia .------------------------
French West Indies----.........---- .----------
Venezuela --..............-----------------


Number


Number


-----...... $8,646 ...... 10,433

------- -- 67,166 -------------- 30,125


--- -- 24,950 -------------- 21,500
.35
----- ----.-- ...-- 35
----------- -------- ----------- 35
------ 3 ------------- 13
------------- 2 ----- ----- ......
------------- 1,008 --------- 1,286
--.--- ....-- - .- 87
------------ ---------... 176
---------- 107 ----- --- 947
----------- ----------- --- 121
---...-------- 85 ..-------. ---.
---------- 1

..--. 26,209 ------------- 24,200


------------ 392,146 -0 ----.---- 328,465
..------- 386 --........... 696
--------- -- 7,800 -----.. ..... -- 1,007

.....---- 4,001 --- -------- 6,485
--------- 921 ........----. 58
--. 583 ....--... 453
----...... 39,664 ----------- 31,238
------------ ------------ ------ 200
...--- -- -. 157 .......- - 108
------- ---- 413 ---.- -- 245
-...... 1,238 ...---...----- 1,858
...-------- 2,480 --------.-----.---
----- 89 -------.-- -- 417
--------- -- ---- ------------ 93
-------- 1,743 --.-. --- 2,741
---------- -------- -------- 10
1------ 1 -----. 1
-------- 510 -------------- 1,963
------------ --- ---- ---------- 5
------------ 3,0 -- ------- 2,254
------------- 104 ........ 50
---------- 55 ------- 16
47
-------- 4 ----------------- 7
-------- -- 6 -------- ------
----------- ----------- ---------- 239
---------- ------------ -------------- 1

--- ---- 455,386 ------------ 378,610


,----- 5,217 ------ 3,568
------------- 47 --------
--------...... 17 241
...- 1,164 ------- 1,292
----- 4,174 ----- 6,609
------------- ------------ -------------- 386
56 ...........--- -...........


------- 2 ---------- 18
--------- -------- ------------- 990
185 .........------ 688
--- 28 ----.... 942
------------.. 3 ..-----------
-------------- 23 ---------.-- -------------


Total....... ------------------------------------ 10,921-------------- 14,525










78 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Oils, mineral:
Crude oil for fuel:
United States--- ........ ...--.............
Dutch West Indies.---.....................

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


Gasoline:
United States ......----------...........--......
Dutch West indies .----- ............------
British West Indies...---.........----....
Total.....----------------------- --------

lluminating oil:
United States _..-----..--.-- ..--... .---- --
Dutch-West Indies....- ---..... ..........

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

Lubricating oil:
United States..----------------------........-----
Puerto Rico ............................-----
United Kingdom:
England ..........................----
Scotland ..........------..................
Germany-....--........-------- ---------
Dutch West Indies-......- .......----------
British West Indies __......----......---
Belgium ---------...................------------------

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

All other:
United States ....--... .....-........-....
Puerto Rico ..............................----------
Cuba..................................
United Kingdom:
England ---------......------------------
Scotland.........................-----------------------
Germany.......... -------------------------------
Haiti__- --- -- .. ---... ...... ............
Canada --------------------...............-------.......
Switzerland ------.........-.............
Belgium....----.........-- ......--------
British India ....---------... -----..------
Mexico ---------...........................---------------
Czechoslovakia -------------------------............--

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

Paints, pigmentst varnishes, inks, colors and dyes:
Paini s and pigments:
United States-...------------------------
Puerto Rico----------......................---------.......----
Cuba ----...---------.......................--
United Kingdom:
England...--------................----..
Scotland..................--------------------
France .....---------------------------........................
Germany-................--------..........----------...--
Netherlands -----------.........................
Denmark ---.............................----------------------
Canada ------...------------------------..........................
Dutch West Indies ....-------......-------.--
British West Ldies -- --------
Belgium-.. -------------
Sweden -- -------------------------_.
Japan------------------------------------

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

Varnishes, dri'rs, and shellacs:
United States.--- ---------
Puerto Rico---------------------------
Cuba ...--.........--....--......----------------


Kilos Kilos
1,537, 288 $24,491 2,675, 501 $37, 950
23, 433, 608 132, 934 25, 749, 298 170, 082

24,970,896 157,425 28,424,799 208,032


Gallon Gallon
2, 001,918 150, 311 2,092,146 143, 688
1,490,089 122,499 2,046,224 164, 757
421,360 31,282 459,189 29,848

3,913,367 304,092 4,597,559 338,293

1,358,781 163,901 1,320, 735 155,950
104,843 8,716 137,838 5,669

1,463,624 172,617 1,458, 573 161, 619

Kilos Kilos
1, 546, 198 84,405 1, 136, 011 67, 512
8 4 -- ------- -----------

2,050 279 665 37
146 24 ......... ..
421 83 6 25
44,369 1, 639 63, 159 2, 563
1 1
27. 4 ...... -- .. ..--..1 1..

1, 593, 219 86,438 1,199,842 70, 138

920,273 37,087 541, 441 27,859
---------........ 23 7
181 13 ------------------------............

28,998 2,299 52,623 3,803
1,016 36 3,879 89
88 34 2 1
550 35--.........--- ---............
5 5 4 7
---.-.1- ---- 1
-------- ------ ....1- 190 44
81,440 6,182 30, 548 1, 832
4 1 -- -- -..
------ ----------- 1 2

1,032,65655 45,692 628,712 33,645


327,149
387
20

137, 567
168
1,466
5,128
1, 395
......-- -- -- --

5
------------
5,968
103
2

479,358


62,.259 270,225
370 ----------
-&L 14


20,955
32
200
844
233
------------
-.-----------
1

970
14
S 1


104, 260

6, 982
8,562
4
1,917
-----------
10
9,390
137
397


55, 743
----------
2

16,801


1,309
1,222
9
105

4
1,597
27
60


85,887 401,898 76,879'


81,668 33,802 69,602 29,520
38 22 13 6
10 10 -- -- -









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Article and country



Paints, pigments. varnishes etc.-Continued.
Varnesheb, driers, and sh l'acs-Continued.
United Kingdom: England -----.------
France --- ------- ---- ---------
Germany --------------------------------
Italy ---- --------------------. -
Netherlands----------... ----- -----------
Haiti ...........----- -- ------------------
Canada ._--------------------------.--.
Belgium __---------- ------------------
British India----------------------- -- -
Japan -----------------------------------
Austria --------------------------------
Poland and Danzig....-------------------- -

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

Writing, printing, and lithographic inks:
United States .-------------------
Puerto Rico -------....----------------
Cuba -.... .......---------------...
United Kingdom:
Eneland ------------ ------------------
Scotland ....-- .--- --------------- ----
France ---------------------------------
Germany ----------- .........---------...
Netherlands -----------------------------
Denmark ----- ----------
Canada ----------------------------------
Belaium -------------- -------
Japan----------------------------------
Austria----------------------------------

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

All other:
United States .--.......----------- ----
Puerto Rico.....------------------..............----
Cuba -------- -----------
United Kingdom:
England.----------------------
Scotland- ------------------------
France -------.----...............-------------------
Germany -------- --------------------
Italy ---------------.
Spain -----------------------------------
Netherlands ----------------------.-----
Denmark.....----------. ------------------
Canada --------------------------------
Belgium ..--------------------------------
Mexico -----------------------------------
Argentina. --- -----------------------
Japan ....-------------------------------
Czechoslovakia -------------------
Paraguay ------------- -------------
French West Indies ---.---.---------------

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

Paper and manufactures:
Blank books:
United States ..-- ----------------
Puerto Rico...---- ---..-------------
Cuba-....- --------------
United Kingdom:
England ------------------------------
Scotland -------------------------------
France ...---.....--------------------------
Germany ------------------------
Italy----------------------------------
Netherlands -- -----------
Haiti --.. --------------------------
Canada ..-------------------------------.....---
Switzerland -----.....----------------------
Belgium.. --------------------------------
British India ---...-----------------
139813--39--6


Quantity


Kilos
604
2
118
1,096
121

211

637
2


Value



$253
1
131
287
44
23

91
4


84, 507 34, 668
84,507 34,668


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938

Quantity Value


Kilos
541 $285
521 246
165 97
1 1


46
-----------
16
272
24
360

6
71,567


11

5
64
14
79

30,329
30, 329


10,118 4,479 9, 245 5,390
4 5 1 1
2 2 ----- ------

231 102 22 5
5 2 ----- --
2 4 1 2
3,061 1,980 2,747 1,812
12 13
2 2 239 229
211 79 327 119
624 120-
341 73
278 277 178 140

14,538 7,052 13,113 7,784


------------ 32,357 ------29, 600
-------------- 5 .....--.. 12
-----.---- 152 -------- 259

---------- 2,515 1,926
---1 22
-------------- 2,473 ---.... 1,397
17,060 ------6, 332
------- 31- 117
--- 15 -------- 22
------ 27 .------ 191
----------- 284 -------- 408
------ ------ 61 -..---- --- 53
--------- 2 ----------- ---------
-- - - -- --- --- -- ------ --- I
---------- 117 --- 1,194
--- --- 76 -------- 1,194
760 .- ( 1, 167

- - 6, 473 ..----- 1,412
1--------0---------------
----------- 1 -----------------

----------- 62,334 .....--------- 44,114


22,304--------
6 -----------
11----------

253 ---
31
31 ........---------
164 -----
355 --
---------- -------

424
24
11 ------
1 -----------


15,461
11

391
107
38
1,569
63
6
438
336
2









80 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value

Paper and manufactures-Continued.
Blank books-Continued. Kilos Kilos
Mexico-- ----------------------------.- .--.--------- $4
Japan------.... ------------------- ----- -- 3 ------------ $14
French West Indies----...---------.. -----------.. 4
Total......... -------------.. -------------- 23,596 ---------- 18,436
Cardboard:
Boxes:
United States -------------------------- 191, 750 30,059 68,193 11,922
Puerto Rico--------------------------- 47 38
Cuiba -------- --- -- --- -- --- -- --1,247 838 829 631
United Kingdom: England- 22 88212- 6
France-------- ---------------- 12 36 60 50
Germany -..-.-.--.--- ------- 3, 000 1,802 1,474 1,179
Italy ---------------------------------- 4 1 7 7
Netherlands ------- ....... 23 13
Haiti- ----------------- ....--- -- 752 60-----
Canada-------------------------------- 54 31 -. .96 65
Switzerland------... .- -------.--- 1 2 2 2
Belgium .---.--------. ---- ....- 45 14 425 197
Mexico--------- ------------------------ 1 1
Sweden--. ----------____ 1,558 88
Japan--------------------------.--- --- 1,024 128 43 18
Czechoslovakia-------------------.--.-. 14 13 9 6
Brazil .---------------- -----.------------. ..... -----4 1
Total----------------------------- -- 197,973 33,035 72,723 14,179
All other:
United States.------------------- ----- 200,928 18,194 208,878 18,530
Puerto Rico- -- ---------- 10 15
United Kingdom: England---- -.... ---------. 2- 55 35
France ----------------.. ------------ 2.628 381 2 2
Germany ----------------------------. 2,304 160 2.903 1, 121
Netherlands----------------- -.-------- 5,045 209 13,880 851
Canada.---------------.------------------- 57 9
Swed6n --------- -------.------ -- 8,947 846 3,780 435
Czechoslovakia --..----------------------- 11 4 6 5
Finland------------- ------------------ 308 15 450 45
Total------------------------------. 220,238 19,833 230,154 21,024

Number of Number of
Playing cards: sets sets
United States---.---------------------- 1,021 207 566 156
United Kingdom:
England-.. -----------.---------------------- 48 10
Scotland .----2 17---------- 24 2 108 17
France---s.... .------------ 1 2
Germany------ ----- ----------. 48 3 63 28
Spain ---------- ---- ---- ---- --------------------. -- 3, 000 541
Canada---------------------- --------- 2 1
Belgium-------------------------------....... 50 5 --
China----------------------.. ----- -..- 10 1 . . .-
Total ...-----........---------.-.. --- 1,156 221 3.785 752
Wrapping paper in sheets, rolls, or bags: Kilos Kilos
United States..----- ---------------- 372,931 39,777 574.750 61,710
Puerto Rico-------------------------------- 1,613 174 1,470 180
Cuba ------------------------------------ -----28 2
United Kingdom: England--------------- ---.----------- 8 1
France----------------------------- ------- 2 12
Germany------------------ -----------795 190 278,042 21,225
Italy ---------- -- --- -------- ------------- 374 80 59 9
Netherlands.. --------------- 4,744 376 2, 70 295
Denmark---------------------------------- 1,459 153 255 2
Haiti--------------------- ---- --..--------- 94 50
Canada----------------------------------- 429 62 4,226 375
Switzerland-- --.------- .___------------- 740 82
Belgium--- -------------- ------ --.- i 87 26
Sweden.-------------------- ------------- 295,341 23,148 330,784 34,491
Norway---------------- ------ ----- 1, 961 211
Japan ----. ------------ --- 56 13
Czechoslovakia ----- ......... ---------------------------------.--- 57,037 4,386









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP 81


'SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1987-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Paper and manufactures-Continued.
Wrapping paper in sheets, etc.-Continued. Kilos Kilos
Finland .----- ------------------- 159,093 $15, 526 115, 370 $12, 777
Estonia ..-----.------. ----------------- 266, 549 22, 711 340,408 32, 450
Total ---...----------------...------. 1,105,054 102,341 1,707,401 168,153

Writing and printing paper:
United States.. ...- ------ --------------- 62, 894 ---- 64,546
Puerto Rico ..--......-------.------ ------- 1 ------------ 30
Cuba.....----------------------------- ------------- 3 ...........
United Kingdom:
England ---------------------------- ------------- 8 ---------- 491
Scotland..---..--------------------- ------------- 321 --- -
France..--- --------------------------- ------------- 13 -----. ---- 17
Germany------- -------------------------------- 1,635 ....----- 1,916
Netherlands-..------------------------- --------------- 3 ----------- -- 3,240
Haiti ..----.....------------------------- -------------- 1 -
Canada ---------.--------------------------------- 5,931 ---- -- 1,424
Switzerland -----------------......... --------- --------- ------------ ----.. ------- 50
Virgin Islands...-------...---------------.-------------------------- -- ------- 1
British West Indies.------- --- ------- -------------- --------- -- ------- 3
Belgium.... .--------------------- -------------- 150 ..---...... 170
Sweden .- --....-----------------------.----. 2,355 .-- .---------. 2,632
Japan ----------------------------- --------------------------------- --------1
Czechoslovakia --..--------------- ---------- 446
Finland--......------------------------------------. 7,085 2,447
Estonia ..---- -----------.- ------- ------- 29 -- --
French West Indies ..-------- ---------------------- 2 --------------------
Latvia ....- .....-------- ---- ----------- 25 .......-----.. 1,488
Austria .. ..--------. ---------------- ------- -- -------- ------------- 170

Total--........----------------------------------- 81,172 ..---.... 78,626
All other:
United States --------------------- -------. 91,418 ---------- 133,258
Puerto Rico -....------------------------ -------------- 298 -------- 423
Cuba -----------..........--------------------------------- 1,691 ...........------- 74
United Kingdom:
England... -------- ---------------- ------------ 397 --------- 505
Scotland..-------------------------------------- 29 -- .---------- 1
Ireland .--.--.....--..------------- -------------- 193
France...------- ------------------------------------ 982 ----- 2,434
Germany _---------------------------- 10, 056 8, 023
Italy ---- ----------------------------.-------- 36 ....----- 296
Sam ----------------------------- -------------- 6,988 3,n77
Netherlands ---------- ----------- ------------------ 142 ---- 1,323
Denmark.....--------..-------------- ------- -- 1 ---------
Haiti---..---------------------- ---------- 9------4 ... .-------- 5
Canada--.....-------------------------------------.. 2,276 -......- 1, 398
Dutch West Indies -..-----------------...----- 50 ----.--- .. 26
Switzerland ---------------------------- --------- 29 -- --- 959
Belgium ---..------------- -------- ------------- 907 .--- J, 409
Mexico_----------... ----------.- ------- 24 -------...--- 1
Ar'entina ---------...........---------------......-----....-- ------------------------------- I1
Sweden ....-------- ---...------- ------------ 1,214 --------- 1. 823
Norway .--------------- 889 -------. 423
China-------------------------------------- 9 -------------------- 5
Japan .....----- ------------------- ------------.. 2,587 8---- 3, 853
Czechoslovakia .--.-------- ---------------..--- 18 ...----- 283
Palestine and Syria --------------------------- 1 ..-----------------
Austria --------.----------------.----------- 998 ----300
Finland..--------. ----------------- -------------- 2,074 -- 655
Panama -........ ---------------- .--------- 41 ------------ 146
Colombia .. ...-- ---------.---------- -------------- 5 -- .-------............
French West Indies --....------....------...----------------- 14 --------... 5
Latvia ....---------------------------- -----------... 21 .-------.. ............
Peru------------------- 20 ..------ -..-......-...
Brazil .. ----------------------------------- --------- --------- 7
Venezuela ......--------...-------------------------------- ------------ -------------- 8
Portugal ----------- -------------- -------------------------- -------------- 4
Turkey..--- -------------------- -------- ------------------------------- 2
Total-----------...................------...............--------- -------------- 123,502 -------------- 160,727









82 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Pearls, precious stones and imitations of, unset:
United States ........----------.
Franc -------..... ------------.. -----
Germany------------------------------------

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

Perfumery, cosmetics and other toilet preparations:
Dentrifices, 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.....--- ...---- ...--- ....-
Areentina..------------------------------
China ------... .....--. .. ..------
Japan--_-_____----_--____.----
Palestine and Syria ............-.... .
French West Indies.......-..........

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

Essential oils, extract and products used in pre-
paring perfumery, soaps, and liquors:
United States---- . ----------
Puerto Rico .................--..--
Cuba-----------------.--..... .--
United Kingdom: England-......------
France _. . ...----.-- - - - -
Germany ---........................
Italy.-- ----------------
Netherlands.------.......--- -----
Dutch West Indies__....--------
Belgium---............. ....--..... ..
Japan----......_---- ... --.. .........__ --_ .
Czechoslovakia --..-....--.......--.....
Ceylon ........... ..............-------....

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

Face paints, eyebrow and eyelash pencils, car-
mine for lips and cheeks, depilatory prepa-
rations. cosmetics, and nail polish:
United States.--- -- ---....................
Puerto Rico.----.....................
Cuba-------------------------------------
United Kingdom: England..-......._--
France .----------.----_--... .----------
Germany.----- ----- --------
Italy _. ..----.-- - -
Spain..........------------------------..
Haiti---.-----------------------------.-..
Canada .. __.....------------_---.
Dutch West Indies -..---..---.........--
Switzerland-------.....---.. ...............
British West Indies....---------.........---.....
Belgium _..--... -........................
Argentina ..---............... -......
Japan..--.......----............--


--.- --- -$95 ..$24-

---...... ---- 5 1 ------------- -----------

--.......- 101 ------- 24



Kilos Kilos
22,659 30,246 24,044 35, 445
459 382 1, 140 972
614 803 1,562 1,364
1 3 62 113
10,050 11,983 8,899 11,498
3,387 2,924 1,601 2,031
1 2 159 146
1,864 2,710 86 153
3 3 ---
5 41 ....................
4 5 6 7
1 1 .-------
2 1 -.--..
25 37 -..-- .
1 5 .--
17 3 8 5.
22 22 16 16,
2 2 ----- -
2 2 -------

39, 119 49. 175 37, 583 51,749


8,570 -- 8, 898
159 -- 184
------- 40 ------- 55-
------- 20 -------------- 19
-------- 734 -------------- 1,381
------ 1,738 ------ 1,101
68 ---------- 22-
------- 3,574 ------------- 1,719
----------- 1------------ ------
.....-------..... 12 ..-----....--......-- 1
----..-- 2-------
------- 2- --------- ------
.-- 67 -. ....- ...--- 109.

--......------ 14,987 .....--......---- 11489
.. . . I 1 .9 7l .4


9,016
96
29
4
5,169
75

106

1


9, 753
15
60'
51
3, 077
25:
74

5
2
----------
20,


80


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


14,6827 --------------_ 13, 170


- - - - - - - - _ ,









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938

Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Perfumery, cosmetics etc.-Continued.
Toilet powder:
United States ---------......-------------
Puerto Rico ...................------------
Cuba .----------....................---
United Kingdom: England ---------
France -----------------
Germany --- -----_.._....--------- -
Spain...-- ...------------
Haiti_--- -------------- -
Dutch West Indies -...----
Belgium_ .. __.. ------
Mexico-----------_ ------_---------
Japan.--- -------- -------

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

All other:
United States ....................-----------
Puerto Rico ----...-..-..........-------
Cuba .... ....... __--------- .....--
United Kingdom: England.....-------
France --------------
Germany --.----. .....------------....
Spain --.. .----------------------
Dutch West Indies--..........-------------
Bclgium.....--------......................-----------------
Argentina--......................-----..----------------.....
China.. ------------------------------------
Japan....................................-
Panama ..--...............-----..........

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

Plated ware, gold and silver:
United States....-- ....---------------
Puerto Rico -....-- ...---------------
Cuba....--------...-... ...............-
United Kingdom: England ----------...--
France.....---------------------
Germany _._----_ _____.._.______---_--_--
Italy...........................-----------
Spain -----.----... .-----.--- --
Netherlands ......- --------------
Canada ... ..-------...--...........---..
Dutch West Indies.................-----......
Switzerland ..................................---
British West Indies......---.........---- ..-...
Belgium-.--------------------------------
Mexico ----------------.-------------------
Argentina..----------------. ..---------.
Japan ...
Czechoslovakia.... ...............----------
Austria .-.--- -------.---.--------------
Portugal..------.---.-. -----------
French West Indies ..----------------

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

Rattan, bamboo, straw, palm leaf, and analogous
materials and manufactures of:
United States .................................
Puerto Rico- .........--.---- ------------------
Cuba ---------------------------------..
United Kingdom:
England ------------------------.--
Scotland ---------------------------------......
France-------................--------...-------------
Germany-..--_-_ -------------------------------
Italy ___- ----------------------
Netherlands ...---. -----------------
Denmark.........---- .......................-
Haiti .----------_____.--------------. -------- .
Canada.--..-.......__---...................
Dutch West Indies .....---...................
Switzerland .........-------------......----......---------
Belgium...............---------------


Kilos
9,241
182
297
7
4, 660
3,274
307
1
1
11
4
6


$9,973
89
183
12
7,486
2,269
830
1
1
17
2
8


Kilos
11,752
6
276
23
1,488
2,167




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


$13,107
6
249
49
2,996
1,669




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


17,991 20,871 15,714 18, 079


---------.---- 741 ---------..... 557
-------------- ---------- -------------- 7
----........... 14 -
--- 10 .......... 20
.--- 7,612 -...---...---. 8,508
------------- 249 -------------- 18
---8----- 697 ----- 3
--------- 1 ------------------
------------- 57 -......---. 43
----------- 2------- ...------. --.......
------.............. 5 ............--------------
---2 4------.. 29
--------- ---------- 11

----..... 9,392 ------------- 9,196


12,239 ---.......-- 7,350
-- 34 ---.-.--- 22
..------...... 384 ----- 89
--- 26 ---------- 51
----- 224 ------- 264
......... 2,033 ------ 2,845
----.... 18 -------- 90
.------ 10 --- 2
297 -------------- 257
..--4 ---------- 8
7 3
1-------------- 7 -------------- 3---

1 1
-------------- 2 844 -------------- 1 00
------- .----------...----.. ---
----- 400-- ---- 346
--- ---- 4,710 -------------- 7,358
------ 4 ----- 57
------ 54 ------..-------- ..-----
---.--- --4...--..- ------ 10

------- 844 ------ 19,004


--.--------- 7,475 ----------
,475------- -----------
------- 5698 -------



-5----- 6 --------
------------ 2 -----------
----- ---- 4 ---------
----- 3,184 -----------

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

..------------- -- ------- -- --------------
---..----- -- -- --- 25-- --------------

-------------- i,1i46 -------------
------------- 8 ---- ----


7,992
14
137

4
-------------
2
2,805
139
37
49
12
4
5
---------89
89









84 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Article and country


Rattan, bamboo, straw, palm leaf-Continued.
British India----- ---
Mexico ---............. -......._..-- .
China---------- ---------------------
Japan--- ......-- -----------.--
French West Indies -..------ -.---------
Dutch East Indies---------------------------
Azores Islands and Madeira------ ----------

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

Rubber and Manufacturers of:
Tires and inner tubes for carriages:
United States....-------------
Puerto Rico .-------- ------....-----.-
United Kingdom: England... ------
France-- ------------------
Germany ... ...---------....---
Italy---..... --...........................
Spain-...____.-.. ......-- .....-.......---_
Canada -- ---------.................---
Japan -.------.......- -----.. -.. ....-
French West Indies .----------------..---

Total............. ......................
All other:
United States.--------------..... .--
Puerto Rico --------------------------
Cuba -. -------....................-- ..
United Kingdom:

Scotland ..-------.-----.-...-.___
France...--...---....................... _
Germany. -----------.------...-__-_-_.__
Italy--- ------------ ----..--.... --
Netherlands ------------- -------
Denmark ....---........-----------
.Cfnada---- --- ---------------
Dutch West Indies........----
Switzerland------------------------------
Belgium -------. --------------------
British India-----------------------------
Argentina---------------------------
Sweden---------- --... .-------------. --.-.
Japan----------------.---------------
Austria ....---.-----....-..... ---
Poland and Danzig--..---------------
Australia-.-----------------------
Guatemala............---------- ... -_...

Total------------------------ ----.........
Silk, natural or artificial, and manufactures of:
Cloths:
United States ...----- - - - ...
Puerto Rico-.-------.-----.
Cuba-....- ------------
United Kingdom: England. -- -----
France--------------------- --
Germany---------------- ----..-
Italy . ...----- - - - - - - - -
Spain ....----------- .. ..--------
Netherlands--------------------------------
Canada-------------------------------
Dutch West Indies-.......-- -------
British West Indies-.---_.. --
Belgium-.--- ------------------------ -
British India ------
Mexico-------.............------------- --
China----------....-- -----................
Japan .--------.---. ------... ----
Panama -....-..- ----------------_
Colombia-..-----------------.------.-.
Palestine and Syria---------..............
French West Indies ..-....-- ---
Chile-....-... --.................-- ......

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


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Quantity


Kitos
--------------

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


Value


15,055
15, 055


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938


Quantity


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


Value



$25

432
3,761
15
102

15,624


154,185 97,095 141,875 95,229
------ -- 63 32
20,399 15,658 17, 843 12,805
4,808 3,820 13,066 10,068.
590 444 1,794 1,325
1,387 986 -.. .
-........... 110 121
22, 601 12,914 61,643 34,051
49 19 88 44
----- -----2 1

204, 019 130, 936 236, 484 153, 676

-45,806 ---------- 44,977
34 .--.---... 44-
--....--- 49 -..........-.

---------- 354 -------- 522
36 --. ------- 2
..--... 117 ---...-. 64
-- 3,615 --------.--- 2,794
-----.-. ----. ......... .... ...-.......... 50.
----.... . -- --.. --- -- --- -- -- 1
--- .-- 8 ---------- 3
------- 482 ----------... 668
28 2-------------- 3
------------ ...--.. --------. 1
-------- 1,086 ----. 236
------------ 5 ...-------------------............
------------- -.-...------ ------------- 2
2
------ 6 -------- --- --..-----
-.........- 1,189 -... --- 637
-------- 2174-------------- 57$
.---..--. ...-- 24 ---. -- ..--.....
-.---.--... 19 --.-. ----.--....
I
- -----. --.----. -- --------- -------------- I

- -----........ 53,131 -------- -- 50,581

Sq. meter Sq. meter
98, 857 40, 666 125, 619 41,755
1,010 710 1,019 412
15 9 54 19
3,166 1,049 3,957 1,112
5,600 3,096 626 1,134
651 626 4,200 683
1,342 825 603 434
------ .-- ---- ----- 3 1
3 2 -.-.------- ---. -----------
3 2
-- .---- ------.- 3 2
2,813 817 3,860 768
11 4 2 1
31 11 56 59
------- 19 8
2 3 -. ------ -
273 71 38 49
831, 286 138, 381 768,144 117,516
289 81 ...... ...
41 23 ....... ........--
8 7 29 12
44 21
.. 33 1

945, 397 186, 381 908, 279 163, 987









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP 85


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1988, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Silk, natural or artificial, etc.-Continued.
Knit goods:
Stockings and socks: Dozen Dozen
United States ------- ------- 4,939 $23, 635 4, 704 $21, 866
Puerto Rico ----------- 1 208 90 330
Cuba -- 2 15 2 35
United Kingdom: England -------- 18 137 1 10
France___ ---- 3 8 1 5
Germany -- 11 59 9 .43,
Italy --- ---------------.-. 1 2 13 29
Spain 1 2 8 49
Netherlands ----- 12 42 1 1
Haiti ------ ----- --------------------------------- 1 1
Canada ---------- 210 1, 233 83 572
Dutch West Indies --_-------------- 7 33 4 19
Switzerland ------------------------- 1 4
British West Indies----- ------------ 1 1 1 1
Belguum ---------------- ---2 10 1 5.
Mexico -------------1 2 .......-- .....
Argentina -------------------------- -------------- --------1 2
China .--- ---------- 3 ---------- ----
Japan --- -----------------. 393 1,542 323 1,308
French West Indies ------------------- 1 2
Palestine and Syria ----..-------- 1 1 -- ---
Australia... -......--------------- 1 1 ------------ ----

Total..--... .....- ----- --..... -. 5,656 26, 936 5, 244 24, 280


All other:
United States ....-----------
Puerto Rico .....----------------------
Cuba .......--------------.................
France -------.........-----------------
Germany___ ----........ ............
Italy ..- --------------.-
Spain .----.. -------------------------
Netherlands --------------------------
Dutch West Indies -._. -----------
Switzerland ..............-------------------------
Belgium _-__-_-_.. ---------..---------
Mexico -------__....-- --------
Argentina..--------------------------
Japan _---_--------------------------
Panama ---------------------
French West Indies --------

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


------- 1,694 3,715
55 ---------- 31
------------- 15 --------- 3
---------- 141 -------------- I
3 ------ 141 2 1
-- --------.-- 13
5-.

12 ----- 12
1
1
4 _.._ 1
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ------- 1
- - - - - - - 2 - - - - - -

2 2...-------------- -------
222
13...3 --- ----382
-------------- --1,953 .. ... 3,821
----------- 1,953 -.--------- 3,821


All other:
United States ......... .......-- ---------------- -34,625 --- 33,389
Puerto Rico-___._.-____-___ .------------ ---- 1,517 ----- 1,954
Cuba_ _____ __--------- -------------------_ .----. 771 - 1,774
United Kingdom:
England -------- ---------- ---------- 1,244 639
Scotland --- ------------- --- --- 121 ----- 32'
France ...... .........------ -------- ----------- 2,864 -- 2,014
Germany -------- ---------------------------------- 1,669 ----- 1,120
Italy ------------- 3,764 --------- 3,188
Spain _ 59 2
Spain .. --------------------- -- ------ 9 ---------
Netherlands ------ 818 ---------- 1,819'
Denmark --..------------- ------------ 7 -----------
Haiti 12 ------ 1
Canada ---.---------------------- ----- 21 ------- 4
Dutch West Indies___ --5---... --- -------- 20 ----- 467
Switzerland-. --------------------- ---- 659 453
Virgin Islands ----------------------------------------------- 3
British West Indies------.------------------ ------------ 4
Belgium__ ...-------...------------- 1,200 245
British India ___- ----------- ------- ------ 10,
Meexico-----------------------------------. -- 3 -----
Argentina -------------------- ------------ 7 ------------- 1
China - --------------.--------- -44 -- 14
Japan ----- -------.-.-.. ---------- 6,162 ----- 7,190,
Czechoslovakia ..--------------------------------- 782 1,508
Austria ---------------------- 5 -------------
French West Indies ------------------------------- -- 1
Venezuela ------ 26 8--...--------- 19"
Panama ---------------17 -----......... 1









36 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Article and country


Silk, natural or artificial, etc.-Continued.
All other-Continued.
Chile---- -....--- ..- ...----
Brazil__.__.......---------- .........-
Dutch Guiana --------.. -----.---------


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


Jan 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938


Quantity


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


Soap:
Common resin soap and washing preparations:
United States... ------------------ 139,853
United Kingdom: England ....------------ 15, 878
Germany ---_ _------_-... ____--..--_--. -- 17
Canada .......--- ----- ---- 6
Japan _----------- ---------------- 15

Total ....--------.-.. ---------.. 155,769

Toilet and shaving soap:
United States.. ---------- ---------- 95, 699
Puerto Rico_--. _- ------ ----- -----889
Cuba _-----_---- _---.. __--------- ------ 85
United Kingdom: England -------.. - 2
France .------------------------ .----. 2,029
Germany ...---------------------------- 348
Spain _--------------------------------- 816
Netherlands -____-------------- 103
Canada ---------------------.--......--- 1
Dutch West Indies ...-----.... .--------- 1
SJapan_ -- ..---------__ --------- __ ... 2

Total....---.... .- ----------........- 99,975

All other, including medicinal soap:
United States ------------------------- 14,288
Puerto Rico ---.. ._-- ------ ---- __ ----- 14
Cuba --- --------------- __-----------_ 117
United Kindgom: England ------------ -----....
France---__ --- ------- 34
Germany ----------- ----------------- 272

Total .-----. ....-- -------------. 14,725
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 __-----.... ---------. --------------
Mexico....-----.--------------- --- --------
Argentina . ..----.--------------------
Japan-- .__.-------------------- -----
Czechoslovakia .-. .------------------.-------- -----
Latvia... ...----__ --___-......_ .....- ------ --------------

Total .-------__- ------.----- -----
Tin, lead, zinc and other metal and manufactures of:
United States ----------------------------------
Puerto Rico -----.................---------------------....------
Cuba....................----------------------------------------
United Kingdom:
t i _England. ------------------- ..................
Scotland---------------------------- -------------

Germany---------. ---------------------------
Germany ----------------------------------------- ------------ -

Italy...... .....-----------------..-- .------
Spain.....-------------...---------------.---.---------
Netherlands...........................................


$1



5, 924


Quantity


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


Value


$1
3

55,856


16,217 59,833 5,793
1,563 ..__--_. -- -
6--- -
2 --------- --
4 ..

17,792 59,833 5,793


43,826 81,961 38,629
429 513 258
44 807 570
2 41 31
1,782 2,311 1,429
310 198 160
743 ...........- -----
48 1 1
1 -----------------------

47,17 85,834 41,080

47,187 85, 834 41, 080


5,100 21,440 7, 254
6 ........
72 225 135
--- -- 199 49
34 457 141
224 299 313

5,436 22, 620 7, 892

24,234 ----------- 17,811
87 -------- 54
7,907 ------.. 156

324 5------- 640
33 -------- 14
37 ---- ---- 276
2,054 -_-_ 2,578
190 ------------- 2,996
74 -------------- --
37--- -------- ..........
56 .--- 1
---- ---- -------------- 4
4
1 ________- 1
115 ..__.. 1,018
------------ ---------- --- 3
3
---. ------ ------------- 1
0 -- --- 96
4
5-----------------------


35, 224

$26, 189
39
233

503
.258
7, 574
22
72
1 1,905


25,553

$23, 748
34
5

654
20
293
7,475
28
2
1,906


:I


.


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









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE No. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Article and country


Tin, Iead, zinc and other metal, etc.-Con.
Denmark.... ----------------------------
Haiti -------------------------------
Canada .---------- .--------------------
Dutch West Indies_..----------------
Switzerland --------------------------
Belgium--------- ------ ------------------
Japan --------------------------------------
Czechoslovakia ------. ---------------
French West Indies.... --------------------
Austria-..--------.-----------------------

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

Tobacco and manufactures of:
Cigars:
United States..-----...............--------......--------
Puerto Rico ---------------------------
Cuba ---------------------------
France -...-...----------------
Netherlands.-..----. .-------------
Canada --------.....................----------------..---
Dutch West Indies......................---

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

Cigarettes:
United States --.--------...... ------------
Puerto Rico---...........------------------
United Kingdom: England ....----------
France --------. ----------------------
Germany--.------- -----.. -------------
Haitince .. --............................
Canada----.----.---... ---------------
Dutch West Indies.......--------.------
Virgin Islands ---------------------
Palestine and Syria ----- ---.---------
Brazil ----.........- ---------------

Total.............--------------------------
All other:
United States--............------------------
Puerto Rico---.... -------------------
Cuba....--- ------ -----------
United Kingdom: England---------------
Germany...........------ ----------
Netherlands -......-- .-----------------
Haiti ___-----------.---------------
China ---..... ------------.--
Dutch East Indies.........................

Total ........---- -----.. .------.... ----
Wood, and manufactures of:
Boards. plants and beams:
United States -----------------------
Puerto Rico-----------------------
Netherlands.... ---------------------
Canada_---.---------------- .-------
Sweden ----...-------- ........---

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

Furniture:
United States---......_ --------......
Puerto Rico- -----------------------------
Cuba------ ---------------------
United Kingdom:
England ----------------------
Scotland....----------------------
France -------------------
Germany-..--..---------------------
Italy ..----....... ---------------
Spain -------...................---------------------
Haiti ---------------------------
Dutch West Indies ------------------
Belgium.---.........---------- -----
Mexico..-........------..----------------


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937


Quantity


I I


Value


------------
$4
4
6
14
231
367
816
7


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938


Quantity Value



----- $20
----...........-- -------
..-..-------- 1
---------^ 1- -
----------- -----------
-------------- 72
..1,009

-------------- ------------
---- ---- - 20


---.--- --- 38,244 --- ...----- --- 35,288


Number Number
350 39 200 10
250 12 100 10
925 77 1,010 60
50 5
20 1 --- ------ --------
10 1--- ----- ---------
50 2

1, 555 130 1, 410 87


392,280 1,048 471,901 1,377
160 1 1,200 7
6,500 61 1,560 7
5,000 20 --...--- --------
342 4 8,000 62
80 1 ------------- -------
200 1 ----. --- ----
100 2 ----------- --------
200 I
--- 260 1
120 1
200 1

404, 662 1,138 483, 441 1,457

--. ---- 10,732 -------- 15,931
-------------- 4 --------- --
-------------- 3 ........---... -- --------
-------------- 4 ..........--- --- --------
---- ------------ ------------
-------------- 21 -----.------- 17
-------------- ---------- --------- 1
-------------- 52 ----------- 5
11


.---------- 882 -....--------- 496

--- --- 11,699 -------- 16,508

Board feet Board feet
981,376 33,289 839, 544 32,767
332 57 44 63
1,500 352
30,123 538 ------ --- ---
2,040 219 ..... ----------

1,013,871 34,103 841,088 33,182


6, 201
210
22

1
------- --
24
25


96
-----
------------


14, 566
45
2, 639'

255
19
56
435
3
95
2, 500
28.
-----


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66 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938
Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Wood, and manufactures of-Continued.
Furniture-Continued.
Japan .h ------------- ----------------..
Czechoslovakia ----....---------......._
French West Indies ... ------------
Poland and Danzig....... ....--------

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

All other:
United States-------------------..... -----
Puerto Rico .- ...-..._._.__-_
Cuba --.-.... .
United Kingdom:
England-------. --------------------.-
Scotland ------...-.-.. ---------.... -.-
France .S.. ...-------------------
Germany ....------.----.-........ .....
Italy---- ---- ............ .. . .. .
Spain ----------------------------.---.-
Netherlands --------------..........-
Haiti........-..... __------------ -
Canada------------ -------- ------__... -
Dutch West Indies------.. ----.-----..-.
Switzerland --...-- ...------
Belgium ----------- -- -------------.--------
British India ----------------------
M exico ........ .. . . ....
Argentina ..-------------------.-
Sweden ..-.- -------.-... --.......- ......
China ----------------...... ------------
Japan ........ ..-.............._- ......
Czechoslovakia.--...........- ... .-
Brazil...--- ..
Finland..--- .____-.
Palestine and Syria -....--- _.
French West Indies .......----------
Hungary -----------------...........

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

Wool, bristles, hair, horsehair and manufactures of:
Brushes of bristle or hair:
United States--- -------------..----
Puerto Rico -------......_..---------------
Cuba--- ..... .
United Kingdom: England---.............
France ---- __ _
Germany-..-------- ----..-- ..--_ _. .....
Canada ----.......-----.........
Switzerland---- -----------------
Belgium....-----------..------------
China -.. .........__.-----.---
Japan. .. ..__-_ ._. .__ ._____.. .

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

,Cloths:
United States--- -... ----- ---
Puerto Rico-... . ..---- -
Cuba-........---------------------------
United Kingdom: England .--. ---- .-
France.... ..... .
Germany ..................... .. .
Italy - --.... ... .. ... ... .. ... ... .. ... ..
Haiti--..-..-------- ---..
Dutch West Indies---- ---------_..--
Virgin Islands ---.......... -...
British West Indies ------
Belgium -..- ..- _- _. . . . .
China.... _ . ._ .
Japan----_ ----------- --__. ---
Czechoslovakia--......_......... __... .
French West Indies ----------..-... .....
Chile.... .........................


-------- $984 --- $1,957
--- ----- 179 -------------- 252
--.--------... 2 -.......-.--- ............
2
8----- 539 -.------- 794

-.... 8,289 .----......--- 23,671


-- 22,628 ------.--..-- 30,179
------ 79 -------------- 59
--1,692 ---------- ---- 1,098

136 171
------......- 136 ------- 171
-------- 9 ------ 6
----.-- 92 -------------- 278
---. 15,836 .....-- 8,662
---------- 12 ----------- 41
-------. 12 --... 41

------ 6 ------------- 177
------- -. ---- ---- 3
------ .... 190 ---.---- 188
--.- 12 -- 125

..- 39 --------.----. 27
-------- 15 .------ ------.

---------- ----------- ----------- 6



------... 318 ....-------.. 346
-------- 2 -- -----
--- 166 --- 164
---- .. ............. .. 253
---- ---..- .........--- .............. 253


-.... 41,802 ------- 42,720



..-- -.. 7,751 8,266

1 1
------......- 1 -----..-- -----
-- --- 229 ------------- 134
------ 43 ....-..... 36
-------.. 1,523 --- 1,482
---. 371 _------- 433
----.............. 11
--...... 2 --.. 3
-- .-------.. 1 3
.------. --- 1,785 --2,395

------- 11,709 -------- 12, 764


----.... 2,680 --------- 6,564
----8 -- 1
---- 62 .----- 630
----- 71,178 ----------- 61,994
.-------... 415 -.........-- 297
232 .
-.-------- 2,876 -9,536
-----.- 24 .............. 10
------ 3 -------------- 8
---------.- ---------- -------.---- 4
--------..-....-.-.----.-.-----.. 3
3
-------- 1,817 -- -- 2,876
....-------.. 15 --------- -
-. --9,864 .............. 13,029
..--- .... -. ..------------ 62
- ---_-- 11 --..--.---- ----..13
------- I----- ------ 13


Total..-................................... _----- ----- 89,185 __----_ 95,027










REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 1.-Imports into the Dominican Republic during the calendar year
1938, showing values and countries of origin in comparison with those of calendar
year 1937-Continued


Jan 1 to Dec. 31, 1937 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1938

Article and country
Quantity Value Quantity Value


Wool, bristles, hair, horsehair, etc.-Continued.
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 -----------------------
Mexico...-------.--------------------
Argentina---...........-------------------
Norway-.....------------------------
Japan ----------------------------
Palestine and Syria..--......-----------
Guatemala .....------....-----------------
Venezuela .. .......-----.. ---------------
Colombia ----------------------------- -

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

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







Switzerland ... ... . .
Italy -----------------------------
Spain -------------..--------------------
Netherlands.-------_---------------------

Haitih West Inies....--------------------
Canada-----------------------------
Dutch West Indies-------------------
Switzerland Sy---------.-------------------
Virgin Islands---... --------------------
British West Indies------------------------
Belgium-----------------------------
Mexico----- --------------------------
Argentina ----------------------------------
Japan-----........--...----......-------------------
Czechoslovakia ------ ------------------
Dutch East Indies -----------------------
Austria..-- -------------------------------
Venezuela ...--------. ----------------
Palestine and Syria --------------------
Paraguay ------------------------------------
French Africa_ ...-------------------------
Hungarytch We------.t --------------------
Philippine Islands.------.------------------

















French West Indies... ....... .. ..
Peru -----------------
Colombia... ------------- ---------------
Siam ----------------------------------------
Costa Rica-------------------------
Greece-------------..------------------------
Panama-------------------------------------
Guatemala----------------------------------

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

Reimportation of Dominican products:
United States-----------------------------
Puerto Rico-------------------------------
Dutch West Indies-------------------------
Virgin Islands------------------------------
French West Indies -----------------------
Salvador ----------------------------------

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


----- $19,639
------ 171
--------- 881

----------- 3,644
----
---------- 1,004
--------- 474
----------25
.-------------.----------
------------- 79
17
------------- 5
------------. 46
------------- 8
.------------- ---------7.
------------- 497
---------.. 73
..--- ------- 179
------------------------S
----------------- 5
..---.------ 86
---------- 5
----------- 5
5
------------- 5


. . ..-- -- -- 26,8 52


_______________________________ .1I


54, 302 .
4,419 . . .
1,412 ------


1,874
2, 305
15
821
10,192
3,009
819
46
231
38
8
77
1
276
1,055

26

19,077
536
28
16
500
1
8
150
9
2
300


------- 101,553


3, 377
500
30

----------- ------ 2---
-------------- 72
50

-------- 4,029


$26, 530
214
502

1,979
------------
410
582
3,013
2
2

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

3
4
5
98

34
5

413
10
8-----------
------------
35

33,846


49,157
969
565

2,639
1,341
25
1,226
11,051
2,130
238
231
2,140
115
3
37
- --------
22

658
16
12
11,714
318
56
7




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











------------
60
6
18
2
2
7
9

84, 774


154
12

77



243


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

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

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


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

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


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















Countries
Do-
min-
ican

United States .- --------..... $24, 258
Puerto Rico ------------.-------- 13
Cuba .................... .......
United Kingdom:

Scotland-------------- ------- 1
Ireland .---- ---....
France -----------------....-- ._--
Germany------------------------ ------
Japanth Wet Ii------------- -----
Italy ------------------------ 1
Spain ----------------- ----
Netherlands -------------------- --
Denmark------------.----------- ---









Sandd ..................__ .___
Canada------------------------- --
Belgium andSyria-....----------.. ...
Dutch West Indies-------------- 684
Switzerland---------------- -..
Virgin Islands------------------- 259
British West Indies-----------.238
Haitis Settlements.. ...---
British India-- ------.
Mexico------------------------- ---.
Colombia --------------- -..
Sweden ------------------ --..
Norway--.----------------------- ---
China .--.-------------------. ---
Czechoslovakia ------------
Siaml-.......-- ...-. _- ........ ..
Palestine and Syria.-----.----....
Dutch East Indies-------------- ---
Australia -------- -.-------- --...
French West Indies------------- 18
Straits Settlements ------------ -.
Russia ------------------ -..
Argentina-------------- --- --.
Brazil.....-- ..-... . . . .
Chile ------------------- 22
Hejaz, Arabia, and Mesopotamia- -----


SCHEDULE No. 2.-Recapitulation of imports


Carrying trade by nationality of vessels. 1938 Total value of
Fron_ Per- imports
Fron- Air cen--
trad traffic age of
America Cuban British French German Italian Spanish Dutch Norwe- Allother while 1938 1937
gian 1938 1937


$3, 968, 632
13,310
1, 259

171,158
86, 739
12, 100
97, 889
65, 217
498,887
70,393
14, 286
28,022
4,849
68,045
9,212
36. 750
7,630
78
15, 607
2, 514
210, 824
2,359
70
812
10, 677
4,590
4,879

1,044
2,535
9,411
----------

8
5,434
9, 676
5, 103
228


$63, 264
53S
48, 242

9, 536
8,090

1, 858
321
108
1, 571
1, 485


498










~3, 32
i.....


$60, 155
2

17,850
734
_----_---
71








132, 61

16

93,055



--------

59, 000


$26f
168
110

s18

100, 229
311
624
1,460
281

11

28
.. ii
895







7


$811
5
18

16,117
1,187

48,943
727,137
17, 507
7,951
7,380
17, 333
2,397
299
137,19
1,383
10,207

3, 469
----------

....... ii

37,789
3,205
37
12, 270
5,020
... .. i


- ::::: ::::::::-:::-i ::-:: ::::::: :::::


----------
----- ---
1,461
464

.. 98


$3, 115


26, 728
2
111
40,867
28,794
86,883
6,084
2.800
43,190
3,297
49
2,389
2,653
3,676

10o,660

7,585

1,303
1,079
2,099
5, 624
12, 769
4
511

------- 47

47i
22


$569,068 $1, 366,768 $207
!!0


j


$25, 857
945
9, 230
31

2
145
4

8

24
185

3

162

35

4







2
R


$6, 072, 401
15, 103
58, 943

371. 677
145,002
47, 71
363,601
865, 27
1,201, 794
204,749
40, 256
92, 302
20,465
127,929
153, 472
345, 216
24,154
337
47, 895
4, 897
505, 167
3, 245
175
45,093
21,112
9, 601
40,189
236, 760
1,138
4, 274
50,840
499
532
8
7,996
25,343
5,169
559


$6, 115, 157
22.853
67, 414

540,414
154, 355
82,304
307,299
904, 767
1, 478,881
120,959
114.514
130, 565
14, 495
203,348
228, 241
269.580
18,456
2
39, 964
3, 798
386,181
2,897
181
40,410
14,271
21,110
29,407
80,858
362
9, 911
44,780
223
2, 014
28, 675
39,151
12,920
101


23,631
7, 992
4,471
18,507
5,245
58,826
8,065

74
9, 469
9,578
...... --
14

2
2, 015
35, 659
886
----------
613
535

173
111,822

435
5,149
----------
-------...

15
1"--i22


40,243

30,957
68,198
37, 980
537,637
109,047
14,024
3,675
442
49,934
3,969
171,121
1,692

17,903
6
157,915
----- -

4,576
5,615
2,864
17,223
44, 798
22
774
36,280
----------
532

628
15, 166
27
111


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


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








Costa Rica-------..........------------
Paraguay -----........ ----------
British East Indies ....---------
Canary Islands.------------
Venezuela --------------------
Greece ----------------------
Madi scar ------------------
Latvis------------
French Africa..............-------------------
Ceylon ---.. --------------------
British East Africa ------
British South Africa ----------
Pol nd and Danzig -------------
Finland ----------------.......-----..
Panama ------------------------
Hung iry-----------------------
Uragivay --------------------- -
Portugl.... -------------------
Iran--------------------------....
Turkey.--------------------------
N ewfou land and Labrador ---
Dutch Guiana-._-------
Ecuador ....--------------------
Lithuania -----------------------
PF ilippine Islands....------- ----
Estonia -----------------
Blg ri ...-------------------------....
Austria_ -----------------------
Miquolon, Langley, and Saint
Pierre Islands -----------------
New Zealand.------------------
Peru -- ---------------------
Alaska --_. --------------------
Malta, Gozo and Cyprus Islands_
Hong Kong...----------------
Morocco ---------------------
Egypt ------------------------
Azores end Madeira Islands ---.
( uatemn -la......--...----------
Salvador --------------------...--

Total, 1938 ---------
Total. 1937 --..-.. .-----------

Increse-------------------------..
Decrease --- ------------------


2
----- 861
----- ------.----
------ 3033
12 27

1,621

.---- 1.151
.-- 3,133
.------ 13
---- 10
.-.... 1, 764
51
----- 21
.------ 525
---- 2,808
195
17
------ 17
------ 1,057

..-.... 228
1
---- 1,941

.------ 260
.----- 172

------- 48,710
----- 8, 369
15
----- ------
------ 1, 578




- --- 2-- -


25, 909 5, 506, 223
11,077 5,823,243

14 732 -..---
---- 317, 02(


20








240


1, 928









141.145
195,787

54,642


349







55

85

-


i,488 ......-
5, 17....-
-- --- ------




i,620
213 -------
9.31- ---












1 ..594...
4,------ -------




157
- - --. - - - - -
. . . . . .- .-
2.. . . . -. .-
. .. . . . . . .-
15.... .. ... ..-
4,362.... .. .- ..-
.............. ----
- - - - - .- - - -
- - - - - - - -


- - - - - - -


363, 502 105, 500 1,110,574
154. 602 153, 863 1,198,861

208,900 . .. .. .
..... 48,363 88,2?7


ii


35



2


5312
6,778
688








2, 172
5, 573

241
------- 24


60


29


103



309, 042
516, 449


207, 407


12

----------
1, 516
----------

22
13



202







S. 275


431


5
108
217


14, 850
422
46
394




1, 754
150
156
--------2
22
143


2.994

5, 956
731

1, 255



25




2,865 765
3,290,901

425, 136


875, 407
321,426

553,981


9








161






393
.. . .


. . ,



. . ,





---
. . .


30, 824
22,806

14, 018


134
















37


2
1,412

303
232
1,246
1,838
1, 488
1, 500
24,658
435
1,698
2,966
16,144
898
4, 914
4,862
2, 226
167
1,302

3
680
1
4, 256
32,450
1.853
5,266

54,666
11.02S
77
2,833
15
29
12
25
103
25


11,342,495


--349,----


$71

71


I


1951
6,484
307
935
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
-- -----4-
545
45
4,451
23,010
8, 594
6,618

19. 571
11,514
1,545


18
1,181


56


11,691,896
---------


-------- I -------









92 REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP

SCHEDULE NO. 3.-Total imports, value and percentage, by ports of entry


1938 1937

Port Percent- Percent-
Value age of Value age of
whole whole

Azua --------...... ....-------------------$43,463 .......... $44,370 .---
Barahona-.-- ----- -------------------------- 54,223 2 195,371 2
Ciudad Trujillo-----------------------------------. 7,793, 681 69 7,693,817 66
Frontier.. ------.-----......... .......----------------402 ........ 1,066
La Romaua -------. ----. ------------------------- 584,705 6 778,916 7
Macoris------- -.. ........_..._......... 1, 348, 108 12 1, 581, 586 14
MonteO risti-.--- ------------------------------- 20,385 25,655
Puerto Plata s_--------- ---------------------- 1,247,799 11 1,291,098 11
Samana ---- ------------------------------------ 5,037 ...... 5,024 ...
Sanchez ----- ------------------------------- 44,692 1 74,993 ......
Total -----------------------.---.....-..-........ 11,342,495 100 11,691,896 100









SCHEDULE No. 4.-Imports into the Dominican Republic, showing the values, countries of origin, and percentage of increase and decrease,
during the year 1938, in comparison with those of the year 1937


ArticlesUnited Prto Cuba United France Germany Japan Italy Spain NethQr- Den-
States Rico Kingdom lands mark


Agricultural machinery....--------.._---
Animals---------------------------------------------
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 --..-.. -----
Gold, silver, and platinum_--------------
Hats and caps ._.. ----------------
Hides and skins -------------------
Horn, bone, hoof, whalebone, etc ... .. ..---------
Iron and steel:
Cast iron---...-- ..--------------.
Wrought iron -.------------
Liquors and beverages .- ------------------------
Machinery and apparatus..--- ----.
Musical instruments.----------------
Oils, mineral ------------------------------
Paints and pigments-------------------------
Paper and manufactures ..-------------------------
Pearls, precious stones .-.--------------------
Perfumery and cosmetics---- ------
Plated ware, gold and silver--------------
Rattan, bamboo....._ ------------- ------
Rubber ___...............---------------


$78,085
3,975
27, 716
417, 881
5, 218
324,142
9,273
1,513
87,120
2,088
731, 788
32, 324
81,180
12,849
54, 073

126,663
70,374
490, 805
7,892
84,240
147, 285
18, 387
73, 684
6,893
36,450
201, 764
14, 588

36,111
680, 306
39,365
703,223
3,558
432,959
120, 253
305, 583
24
67, 760
7, 350
7,992
140, 206


$21
1,509
160
700

2, 393
3
117
16
640
63
75
54

8
----------
461
1
2
9
80
85
82
254
363
52

560
53
919
----------
7
19
644
----------
1, 184
22
14
76


$1,031
7,395
14

7, 643
19
----------
1, 521
----------
416
30


1, 454

111
3
40
----------
65
1, 631
65
520
7, 610
469
982
9

1,565
13,899
243
1,051
41

261
707

1, 728
89
137
3


$8.022

1, 025
16, 991
254
15, 596
5
8,083
3, 791
77
231,377
196
1
4
67, 707

147
16
2,964
35,694
195
2,218
2
29
109
97
689
46

347
13, 140
34,598
11,136

3, 929
19, 039
1, 558
-------25 2i
252
51
4
13, 329


$142

1, 421
1, 179
----------
110, 869
32
----------
483
205
21,480
294

290
14,483

85
23,725
4,252
38,881
6, 276
4, 880
88
411
838
350
1,383
326

330
47, 350
31,743
868
1,292
----------
1, 645
2, 541

27, 460
264
2
10, 132


$58, 459
15
2, 944
132,161
92, 802
94, 358
5,095
30
6,401
45
19,458
36, 997
653
839
7,469

16
------- ----
119

1
261
8,706
40,638
322
58
7, 124
2, 337

414
163,129
12, 805
72,097
6,609
26
9, 550
35,061

4, 844
2, 845
2, 805
4,119


$949
69
1,181

9, 841
43
--..--- - -
1, 381

945, 094
13, 444
35
5
2,080


7

32
2
8,403
7,238
13
8, 156
665
13,367

40
21,771
------------
2, 668
688

1, 379
3,899

128
346
3, 761
681


$1,037

1,176
584

4, 930
306
---------------------------------------------------227-
227

22, 044
148
11, 271

2, 980

1, 894
----------
3, 540
23,644
387
26,978
5
210
751
35,638
37
7,886

34, 635
1, 205
308
386

118
375

241
90
139
171


------------------------------------------------------$250-
$250


1, 690

7
224
2, 575
6



34
3
1, 237
11,238
15
6,566
10
5


40

---------3
32
12, 029
108

22
3,618

156
2
----------
----------


$1,224

275


19, 227

308

660
5

1, 330
9,674

72
8
5,594


10, 747

----- - -
678


4
272

3, 436
3, 442
21, 636


1, 437
5, 728

1, 719
257
37
1


$7

9, 270
1, 569
---------
42 O
-------
2
31 N

9;l
-- ----------
---------

567

201
690 H
762 o
3,068
---------- 0

323





171 j
1, 860
-- -------

646
2


49
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SCHEDULE NO. 4.-Imports into the Dominican Republic, showing the values, countries of origin and percentage of increase and decrease, CO
during the year 1938, in comparison with those of the year 1987-Continued


Articles United Pu o Cuba KUnited France Germany Japan Italy Spain lands mark


Silk. -------------------------------- 100,725 2,727 1,831 1,793 3,154 1,867 126,027 3,661 52 1,829 ..
Soap. ------...... ----------------------- 51,676 258 705 80 1,570 473 2 --------... .....1 ... ---
Stones and earths----.-----........... --------....17, 811 54 156 554 276 2, 578 96 2,996----------- ------
Tin, lead, zinc ------- ----------------- 23,748 34 5 674 293 7,475 1,009 28 2 1,906 20
Tobacco.......... ---------------17,318 30 60 7 5 62 ....----------------------. 17 --------
Woods..-------........... ------------- --- 77,512 167 3,737 451 334 9,097 2,743 44 95 529 -_-_--_
Wools -....------------- ---------------------- 41,360 216 1,132 64,107 743 2,064 15,837 12,549 2 2 ..-------
All other articles----------------------- 49,157 969 565 4,005 1,226 11,051 11,714 2,130 238 231 .----
Reimports -....--------............................. 154 12 ------- .---- .-..... .---. ...-------.---.. ...

Total................. ......---------------- 6,072,401 15,103 58,943 564,389 363,601 865,279 1,201,794 204,749 40,256 92,302 20,465


Dutch Amount 1938 Percentage 1938
Articles West land countries
dies 1938 1937 Increase Decrease 1938 1937 Increase Decrease
--------------- ------------------ ------it


Agricultural machinery ----------
Animals.--..................................
Books...............................................
Cars, carriages-- --------------------
Cement ... --.. ._.
Chemical and pharmaceutical products..............
Clocks and watches--.............-------------
Coal, coke, briquettes ............. ............
Copper and alloys---- ------- ------
Cork and manufactures- --------. ----..
Cottoa ana manufactures.-------------------------
Eartnenware, 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. .-.-------------------_-
Gold, silver, and platinum-----.......------------


$35
26
1
31
---------------------"
31









30
4
8
7
7
7


........- -

$88

3, 413
4,888

36

10, 312


182


273

4
1,016
--- ----------
8
47


$509
1,600
2, 601
1,137
15
138, 192
1, 664

2, 626
2,017
11, 532
784
26
37
501,662

1,124
101, 272
326, 518
4,000
5,735
21,209
62
10,115
68


$148, 448
8,130
45,162
571, 854
107, 559
733, 864
21,359
9, 626
104,063
4,672
1, 997, 727
83,312
93,166
15, 429
661,843

130, 729
195, 402
836, 021
122, 070
97, 734
225, 878
35,815
133, 628
17,056


$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, 5566
135,791
14,207


--.. --.... $69,415
......- --- 27, 262
$7, 296 ............
4,696 ............
-----..... 51,118
8,962 ............
10,349 ....--...
----..... 6, 192
------.... 24,374
-........... 1,348
-----............ 248, 276
..---- ---. 42,169
60,767 ----...........
5,676 .........
36,350 ----.....-


4, 867
9, 511
167, 756
------------
42, 971
10, 259

2, 849


112i 038
1, 490


1






1
1
6









1

8
1
1
1

8
1
1
2


2,163 1 --...- ......1 ..
.................... ------ -.....-............. ..


2

5
1
6

1

1


1
5

1
2
6
2
1
2


1
- - - -
- - - -
I.. .
- - - -
---------
---------
---------
....---.-.
---------
1 -- -







--- - -
- - - -


1








1







1
- - - - -



- - - - -







Rats and caps... ...... ........... __ ...- _......
Hides and skins ------------------------......_.._.
Horn, bone, hoof, whalebone, etc-------............
Iron and steel:
Cast iron .---. ------------...__ _______-____---
Wrought iron -... ..._--------------
Liquors and beverages------ ------------..--
Machinery and apparatus---- -------..___-
Musical instruments-.--------------...............
Oils, mineral..... --------. ------------ -..... ......
Paints and pigments --------------------------
Paper 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...---.-----.---...... ...
Wools.. ____.-----_ -_----- __..-.....
All other articles .- .--------..--._ .._- ....._.__.
Reimports--- --..... -. .------. .....__ ..... ...

Total. ---------------......._-_ _


H3 143
33 ........--
4 215


15
-'""iio-


---------Y
3
343,071


1266

------------
7


3
153
3
1, 266


3
153
11
3


534

1,045
18


1, 347
20
51
-- --- -
1
458

-- -- -- -

2
15
37


855
4,965
522

12,028
111,672
1,020
8, 974
1,933
31, 734
4, 737
100,808

184
7, 634
679
35, 532
2, 554

1,031
93
550
4, 709
3, 599
3, 448
77


79,506
218,009
39,664

50,879
1,091,617
136, 674
825, 923
14,525
811,727
159,106
461, 897
24
10, 683
19,004
15,624
204, 257
247, 944
54,765
25, 553
35, 288
18,052
99,573
141,637
84,774
243


8, 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


9, 236

3, 604
45,463

78, 197


569
20,190



5, 085
15, 379
13, 891
--..--------


345,216 24, 154 1, 473, 843 11, 342, 495 11, 691, 896 563, 923


Net decrease $349,401 (3 percent).


8, 58
48, 433
10,662

11,042
106,751

32,840
------------
30,835
-- -- -- -
77
3,369
1,840

--..---------
24, 250
15,650
9,671
2, 956


16, 779
3,786

913,324


1
2


1
10
1
7
7

1
4

1


2
2
1


1
1
1


1 ..
2 ..
1 -

10 ----
1 ..
7 -----

7 .------
2 ----....-.....
3 1

1 -


2i
2 ---.-
1 ----

2 6--- --
I --------
1 ..
i ----------
1 ..
1 ..


00 6


1








1





6









REPORT DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP


SCHEDULE NO. 5.-Recapitulations of imports


Country



United States-----------
Puerto Rico ....------------
Cuba ......------------------ .
United Kingdom:
England -------------
Scotland ----------
Ireland--- -- -------
France -_..------.-----------
Germany ----------------
Japan ..------------------ --
Italy .------..------------
Spain .----------------
Netherlands--...-----------
Denmark- ----- -------
Canada....-------------------
Belgium ...------------
Dutch West Indies ..... -----
Switzerland..---------------
Virgin Islands..-. .------------
British West Indies ..-----
Haiti..----...- -------------
British India -------
Mexico.....-------------------
Colombia -----------------
Sweden--..-------------------
Norway.----..-------
China..---....-------------.--
Czechoslovakia .--......--...
Siam-..----------------
Palestine and Syria ----------
Dutch East Indies ...-----
Australi------.........---------------
French West Indies ----------
Straits Settlements ...-----
Russia ------ -----
Argentina --------------------
Brazil ------ ------------
Chile ......---------- --------
Hejaz, Arabia, and Mesopo-
tamia ._...----------------
Costa Rica --..--- ----------
Paraguay --------------------
British East Indies ------------
Canary Islands ---------------
Venezuela------------
Greece _---------------------
Madagascar....--------. -----
Latvia .----------------------
French Africa------------
Ceylon ----------------------
British East Africa .----------
British South Africa ... .-----
Poland and Danzig .. ------
Finland..-----..-.------------
Panama ----------------------
Hungary.....----------------
Uruguay ----------------
Portugal----------------------
Iran --------------------------
Turkey ----------------------.....
Newfoundland and Labrador-
Dutch Guiana ....-----------
Ecuador. ----- -------------.
Lithuania ----------------
Philippine Islands ..---------
Estonia ------------
Bulgaria --------------------
Austria --------------------
Miquelon, Langley, and Saint
Pierre Islands --------
New Zealand.----.--..--------
Peru___ ...------------------
Alaska --- -------------
Malta, Gozo, and Cyprus Is-
lands ----------------------
Hong Kong--- ----------
Morocco -----------------


Amount


1938


6, 072, 401
15,103
58,943

371,677
145, 002
47,710
363, 601
865,279
1,201, 794
204, 749
40, 256
92, 302
20,465
127,929
153,472
345, 216
24,154
337
47,895
4,897
505,167
3,245
175
45,093
21,112
9,601
40,189
236,760
1,138
4, 274
50,840
499
532
8
7,996
25, 343
5,169

559
2
1,412

303
232
1, 246
1,838
1,488
1,500
24, 658
435
1,698
2,966
16,144
898
4,914
4,862
2, 226
167
1, 302
------3--
3
680
1
4, 256
32, 450
1,853
5,266

54, 666
11,028
77
2,833

15
29
12


Percentage


1937 In- De- 1938 1937 In-
crease crease crease


$6,115,157
22,853
67, 414

540,414
154, 355
82, 304
307,299
904, 767
1, 478,881
120,959
114, 514
130, 585
14,495
203, 348
228,241
269, 580
18,456
2
39,964
3,798
386,181
2,897
181
40, 410
14, 271
21,110
29,407
80,858
362
9,911
44, 780
223
2,014
28,675
39, 151
12,920

101
195
6,484
307
935
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

545
45
4, 451
23, 010
8, 594
6,618

19, 571
11,514
1,545



18


. 42, 756
-. 7,760
-. 8,471


$56,302


83,790

5,970

75,636
5,698
335
7,931
1,099
118,986
348

4,683
6,841

10, 782
155,902
776

6,060
276
532




458




746

1,437

4,813
1, 524



885
278
33
1,055

3
135


9,440


35, 095


2,833

15
29


168, 737
9,353
34, 594

39, 488
277, 087

74, 258
38, 263

75, 419
74,769







6,


11, 509


5, 637


2, 006
20,679
13,808
7, 751


193
5,072
307
632
509

453
278

195
7, 047
9,155
503

805


1, 256

44
195
6, 741
1, 352

486
1,468


54

1

3
1
3
8
11
2

1

1
1
3


1
5



2
1


2


1


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--


52

1
62


5
1
1
3
8
13
1
1
1

2
2
2

1
3


1



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