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BANQUE NATIONALE DE LA REPUBLIQUE D'HAITI
ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
FISCAL DEPARTMENT
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
OCTOBER 1942 -SEPTEMBER 1943
SUBMITTED TO
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FINANCE, COMMERCE AND NATIONAL ECONOMY BY THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE BANQUE NATIONALE DE LA REPUBLIQUE D'HAITI
Imprimerie de l'Erat
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI
'/







CONTENTS
NARRATIVE SECTION: Pages
Introduction..............................................................................I
Government Revenues ................................................................. 3
Customs Receipts ................................................................. 4
Import Revenues............................................................. 4
Export Revenues ........................................................... 5
Internal Revenues-................................................................ 6
Miscellaneous Government Receipts............................................ 7
Government Expenditures............................................................. 8
Banque Nationale de la R~publique d'Haiti, Fiscal Department.......... 11 Internal Revenue Service ............ .......................................... 11
Inspection Service ............................................................... 12
Public Works Program Completed................................................... 13
Treasury Position....................................................................... 14
Public Debt ............................................................................. 15
The Budget.................*............................................................. 16
Banking and Currency .......................I....................... I................. 17
Supply Service ......I................................... ....... 19
Increased Foreign Commerce Values................................................ 19
Percentage of Imports by Countries of Origin .................................. 20
Imports from the United States of America ..................................... 21
Imports by Principal Groups......................................................... 21
Prices of Principal Commodities .................................................... 22
Port-au-Prince Trade Continues to Gain.., ...................................... 22
Percentage of Exports by Countries of Destination ............................ 23
Exports to the United States of America ........................................ 23
Relative Importance of Exports...................................................... 24
Percentage of Exports by Ports...................................................... 24
Principal Export Products ............................................................ 25
Coff ee.............................................................................. 25
Cotton ............................................................................. 25
Sugar............................................................................... 26
Bananas....................:....................................................... 26
Export Volume and Values..........................................................27
War Emergency Services.............................................................. 27
Import Control................................................................... 27
Gasoline Rationing ............................................................... 28
Tire Rationing .................................................................... 29
To Encourage Inter-American Trade ............................................ 29
Air Transport Gains.................................................................... 30
Domestic Air Mail Service Inaugurated............................................. 31
Change in Membership of Bank Board............................................. 31
Social Security Fund .................................................................. 31
Control of Coastwise Traffic......................................................... 32
Joint Action for Highway Maintenance.............;................................ 33
Oil Exploration Undertaken.....:.................................................... 33
American Sanitary Mission .......................................................... 33
Soci~t6 Haitiano-Am~ricaine de D~veloppement Agricole (SHADA) ......... 34
Conclusion............................................................................... 35
APPENDICES:
Tables:
1. Value of Imports and Exports, and Excess of Imports or Exports,
fiscal years 1916-17 to 1942-43............................................. 39
2. Value of Imports showing countries of origin in percentages, fiscal
years 1916-17 to 1942-43 .................................................... 39
3. Value of Exports showing countries of destination in percentages,
fiscal years 1916-17 to 1942-43............................................. 40




IV APPENDICES
Pages
4. Value of Total Foreign Commerce by countries in percentages, fiscal
years 1916-17 to. 1942-43 .................................................. 40
5. Value and Percentage of Value of Imports, Exports, and Total
Foreign Commerce by countries, fiscal year 1942-43 ............... 41
6. Value of Imports by Ports of Entry, fiscal years 1916-17 to 1942-43 41
7. Value of Exports by Ports of Shipment, fiscal years 1916-17 to
1942-43 ....................................................................... 42
8. Value and Percentage of Value of Imports, Exports and Total Foreign
Commerce by ports, fiscal year 1942-43................................. 42
9. get tonnage of Sailing Vessels in Foreign Commerce Entered by
Registry and Months, fiscal year 1942-43.............................. 43
10. Value of Imports by Registry of Carrying Vessels, fiscal year 1942-43 44 11. Value of Exports by Registry of Carrying Vessels, fiscal year 19 42- 43 45
12. Value of Imports by Months and Ports of Entry, fiscal year 1942-43
compared with 1941-42...................................................... 47
13. Value of Exports by Months and Ports of Shipment, fiscal year
1942-43 compared with 1941-42........................................... 47
14. Value of Imports by Commodities, fiscal years 1916-17 to 1942-43 *48 15. Quantity of Imports by Commodities, fiscal years 1916-17 to 1942-43 49 16. Value of Exports by Commodities, fiscal years 1916-17 to 1942-43 50
17. Quantity of Exports by Commodities, fiscal years 1916-17 to 1942-43 50
18. Quantity and Value of Five Principal Exports by ports, fiscal year
1942-43 compared with 1941-42........................................... 51
19. Percentage of Value of Exports by Commodities, fiscal years 1916-17
to 1942-43 .................................................................... 52
20. Quantity and Value of Exports by Commodities and Months, fiscal
year 1942-43................................................................... 53
21. Expenses of B.N.R.H., Fiscal Departement (and previous Administrations) by objects of Expenditures, fiscal years 1916-17 to 1942-43. 54
22. Classification of Administration and Operation Expenditures of
B.N.R.H., Fiscal Department, fiscal year 1942-43 ........................ 54
23. Classification of Total Expenditures of B.N.R.H., Fiscal Department, fiscal year 1942-43.................................................... 55
24. Cost of Customs Operations by Ports and Cost of Administration,
Repairs and Maintenance, Acquisition of Property and Fixed Charges,
fiscal years 1919-20 to 1942-43........................................... 56
25. Operating Allowance of Internal Revenue Service, fiscal years 1923- 1
1924 to 1942-43............................................................. 57
26. Revenues of Haiti by Sources, fiscal years 1889-90 to 1942-43 ...58
27. Relation between Import and Export Values and Customs Receipts,
fiscal years 1916-17 to 1942-43 ........................................... 59
28. Customs Receipts by Months, fiscal years 1916-17 to 1942-43 ......... 60
29. Customs Receipts by Ports, fiscal years 1916-17 to 1942-43 ...61 30. Customs Receipts by Sources and Ports, fiscal year 1942-43 ......... 62
31. Customs Receipts by Sources and by Months, fiscal year 1942-43 62 32. Distribution of Customs Receipts, fiscal years 1916-17 to 1942-43 63 33. Miscellaneous Receipts by Sources and Months, fiscal year 1942-43 63
34. Total Receipts of Haitian Governement by Sources, Months and Ports,
fiscal year 1942-43 ........................................................... 64




APPENDICES V
Pages
36. Ordinary, Supplementary and Extraordinary Appropriations from
Revenue, fiscal years 1940-41 to 1942-43 ........................................ 65
36. Receipts and Expenditures, fiscal years 1940-41 to 1942-43 ............ 66
37. Functional Classification of Expenditures, fiscal year 1942-43 ............ 67
38. Classification of Administration and Operation Expenditures by Departments and Services, fiscal year 1942-43 ........................................ 68
39. Classification of Total Expenditures by Departments and Services,
fiscal year 1942-43 ............................................................................... 69
40. Receipts and Expenditures, fiscal year 1942-43 ................................ 70
41. Revenues and Expenditures and Excess of Revenues or Expenditures,
fiscal years 1916-17 to 1942-43 ........................................................ 71
42. Treasury Assets and Liabilities ............................................................ 71
43. Public D ebt ........................................................................................ 72
44. Expenditures from Revenue for the Public Debt and Relation of such
Expenditures to Revenue Receipts, fiscal years 1941-42 and 1942-43 72
45. Profit and Loss Statement, Supply Service, fiscal years 1941-42 and
1942-43 .............................................................................................. *73
46. Balance Sheet, Supply Service ................ : ........................................... 73
47. Notes of the Banque Nationale in circulation by Months, fiscal years
1919-20 to 1942-43 ........................................ 74
48. Loans and Deposits of Banks in Haiti by Months, fiscal year 1942-43 74
49. Internal Revenue Receipts by Sources, fiscal years 1940-41 to 19421943 ................................................... ................................................. 75
50. Internal Revenue Receipts by Collection Districts, fiscal years 19401941 to 1942-43 ................................................................................ 76
51. Internal Revenue Receipts by Sources and Districts, fiscal year 19421943 ..................................................................................................... 77
5 2 Internal Revenue Receipts by Sources and Months, fiscal year 1942-43 78
Schedules:
1. Quantity and Value of Imports into Haiti by Countries of Origin, fiscal year 1942-43 .............................................................................. 81
2. Quantity and Value of Exports from Haiti by Countries of Destination, fiscal year 1942-43 .................................................................... 98
3. Customs Receipts by Sources, Ports and Months, fiscal year 1942-43 107




BANQUE NATIONALE DE LA: REPUBLIQUE D'HAITI
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE FISCAL DEPARTMENT
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
OCTOBER 1942 -SEPTEMBER 1943




BANQUE NATIONALE DE LA REPUBLIQUE D'HAITI
ANNUAL REPORT
of the
FISCAL DEPARTMENT
covering the fiscal year
OCTOBER, 1942- SEPTEMBER, 1943
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 20, 1943.
To the
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE
BANQUE NATIONALE DE LA REPUBLIQUE D'HAITI.
Sirs:
There is presented herewith the Annual Report of the Banque Nationale de la R~publique d'Haiti, Fiscal Department, for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1943. The practice of previous years, of incorporating in the Report material of general interest .affecting the economic life of Haiti, in addition to material relating, exclusively, to the affairs of the Banque Nationale de la R~publique d'Haiti, Fiscal Department, has, this year once again, been followed.
It will be recalled that as of October 1, 1941, in accordance with the terms of an Executive Agreement between Haiti and the United States, the Banque Nationale de la R~publique d'Halti, Fiscal Department, took over functions, including the administration of the Customs and the Central Accounting Services of the Government, theretofore exercised, under the terms of an earlier Agreement, by-an independent organization.
The first year of operation of the new administration coincided, roughly, with the first year of World War II. In last year's Annual Report, there were outlined certain of the unusual problems and difficulties with which, on this account, the new administration was faced. Fortunately, as the months of that ,rear passed, it became evident that although the situation was serious, gradual improvement might, reasonably, be expected.
The year 1942-43, at present under review, was one of continued adjustment to abnormal conditions. The early months of the year were marked by much uncertainty arising, chiefly, out of irregular shipping services, the tonnage shortage and restrictions imposed on exports from the United States. Gradually, as the year progressed, it became evident that




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conditions were definitely better than had, previously, been thought possible. When the year closed, it was found that foreign commerce values, Government receipts, and other indices of the state of the country's economic health had all shown, for the twelve months, a very marked improvement over the figures recorded for the previous fiscal year.
It may be of interest to summarize here, briefly, certain of the salient features of the year's operations, details of which will be found in subsequent sections of this Report.
The improvement in trade in 1942-43 and the consequent strengthening through improved Government receipts, of the position of the Public Treasury appear to have been due, for the most part, to rising prices. Although the enemy submarine menace in the South Atlantic was less acute in 194243 than in the previous year, and although shipping services functioned with somewhat greater regularity, the tonnage of Haitian imports and exports was actually smaller in 1942-43 than in the earlier year. The higher prices received for Haitian coffee and certain other export products, however, and the higher prices paid for purchases in the United States resulted in a marked increase in the value of both exports and imports. It is gratifying to record that the increase in the value of exports was, proportionately, greater than the increase in the value of imports. To this extent, the country's trade position was strengthened. It should be added that the importation of capital to meet the increased payrolls of enterprises engaged in the production of strategic materials entered also, in 1942-43, to an important degree, into the international economic equation.
Certain of the more significant developments in the foreign trade field in 1 942-43 were the almost complete cessation, for a time, of banana exports and the marked decline in sugar exports as compared with 194 1-42. These factors were, in part, offset by a marked increase in the volume and value of coffee exports. The expansion of exports of sisal hand-bags and novelties, although a minor item, also seems to warrant mention here.
On the import side, Haiti felt the effects of wartime prohibitions and restrictions in the United States. This was true, notably, in the case of automobile tires, the local scarcity of which, insofar as the general public. was concerned, seriously affected economic and social life. There were, however, as will be seen in a later chapter of this Report, relatively heavy imports of tires for enterprises engaged in the production of strategic materials.
Customs collections were substantially higher in 1942-43 than in the previous year and, since the trend toward higher prices had been reflected for some time past in greater profits for individual enterprises, internal revenue receipts also showed substantial gains. A somewhat fairer distribution of the tax burden as between customs and internal revenue resulted from the year's operations.
As the fiscal year drew to its close, the outlook was unquestionably much brighter than had been the case a year earlier. Then, Government liabit-




REPORT OF FISCAL DEPARTMENT 3
ities had exceeded assets. Now, as a result of a single year's operations, a modest surplus had been built up. It was still impossible to plan ahead, with any degree of assurance, but there seemed no reason to expect an immediate reversal of prevailing favorable trends.
It was with this background that President Lescot, as the year closed, left Haiti for a trip which would take him to Canada, the United States and Cuba. At Washington, he planned to confer with the President of the United States and with the heads of various Government Departments regarding many problems which vitally affect Haitian economic life. Because the program for the future would depend, so largely, on the result of these conversations, it was decided to postpone, until President Lescot's return to Haiti, promulgation of a definitive budget for 1943-44. Arrangements were, therefore, made whereby, for the opening months of the new fiscal year, expenditures would be.effected in accordance with the budget for 1942-43 which, in May, 1943, with a single minor change, had been promulgated also as a provisional budget for 1943-44. It was under these conditions that, as of September 30, 1943, the fiscal year closed.
There follows a more detailed presentation of the facts which served as basis for the foregoing brief review.
Government Revenues
Fiscal receipts of the Government from all sources during the fiscal year ended September 30, 1943, totalled Gdes. 32,729,086.58*. In the previous year, total revenues amounted to only Gdes. 25,599,255.80. In making a comparison between the receipts collected in 1942-43 and 1941-42, it
should be pointed out that collections in'1941-42 were lower than in any year since 192 1-22. It is also interesting to note that the 1942-43 receipts were almost Gdes. 2,000,000 less than the annual average over the previous period of twenty years.
Government revenues in the fiscal year 1942-43, classified by sources, as compared with those of the previous fiscal period, were as follows:
Sources Receipts
S1942-43 1941-42
Customs: Gourdees Per cent Gourdes Per cent
Imports ................................ 16,127,961.62 49.3 15,712,472.03 61.4
Exports .................. 6,137,093.69 18.8 3,634,259.70 14.2
Miscellaneous ...................... 50,460.35 0.1 47,787.08 0.2
Internal Revenues .................... 8,667,619.33 .26.5 5,337,416.04 20.9
Miscellaneous Government Receipts .................................. 1,318,644.99 4.0 498,046.61 1.9
Receipts from Communes .......... 427,306.60 1.3 369,27"4.34 1.4
Total Revenues ................... 32,729,086.58 100.0 25,599,255.80 100.0
From the above percentage columns it will be noted that there was considerable change from the previous year in the relative positions of the important classifications of receipts. It is of particular interest to note that internal revenues accounted for 26.5 per cent of total fiscal receipts.
-One gourde equals twenty cents, U. S., and the gourde is, by law, exchangeable on demand and without expense at the fixed rate of five gourdes for one dollar, U. S.




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Furthermore, miscellaneous Government receipts accounted for an unusually, high percentage of the total, but, as will be explained in a later paragraph, a considerable. proportion of these receipts represented non-recurring items.
Customs Receipts
Total receipts from customs sources amounted to Gdes. 22,315,5 15.66 and represented 68.2 pet cent of all revenues, as compared with 75.8 per cent in 1941-42 and 79.8 per cent in 1940-41.
SHaiti has, in the past, depended on Customs collections for as much As 80 to 90 per cent of Government Revenue. The extent of this dependence on Customs receipts has always been a weak point in the country's revenue structure. For this reason, the fact that internal revenues are now gaining in importance seems to merit special emphasis.
Although the total volume of imports and exports declined in 1942-43, as, compared with the previous year, it became increasingly evident, as the year progressed, that sufficient tonnage would be made available to meet Haiti's essential requirements. Submarine activity appeared to be decreasing and although a tonnage shortage was still felt, notably in the case of vessels to transport bananas, prices were rising and import and export revenues for the year, as a whole, were both considerably higher than in 1941-42.
It is believed that there remains in the hands of the Haitian people a comparatively large reserve of purchasing power which has been derived from capital expenditures in the country by the Socift# Ha'itiano-Amhjcaine de D~veloppement Agricole (SHADA), and other organizations, engaged in the production of strategic materials, as well as from the export trade balance. When transportation, quota and other restrictions are removed, this unused purchasing power will be available for the purchase of increased quantities of foreign goods which, in turn, will tend still further to increase import revenues.
The principal sources of import revenues, in order of yield and compared to the yield of the previous fiscal year, were: Import Revenues
1942-43 1941-42
Gourds Gourdes
Cotton goods ............................................. 5,542,6 53.2 5 5,014,271.52
Flour ...................................................... 2,93 1,6 29.96 2,46 1,8 58.6 6
Wool, linen, silk goods, jute bags, etc ................ 1,29 5,728.81 720,613.79
Cigarettes and tobacco .................................. 1,16 4,5 49.7 0 1,13 6,24 7.7 4
Gasoline and kerosene .................................. 1,0 69,94 0.73 1,971,040.17
Chemical & pharmaceutical products................. 888,912.97 862,509.28
Foodstuffs other than flour and beverages ........... 719,767.82 1,043,77 0.61
Soap ....................................................... 591,164.15 774,624.38
Iron & steel products, machinery and apparatus 488,558.76 349,295.11
Paper, etc .............................................. 295,449.72 251,872.57
Cement, lumber, etc..................................... 292,218.97 223,769.03
Rubber goods.............................................. 256,666.93 12,530.11
Leather, shoes, and leather goods.................... 114,016.06 112,619.42
Glassware ................................................. 101,128.37 110,635.25
Autos and trucks ......................................... 87,511.59 75,781.53
Earthenware, etc......................................... 12,614.76 7,912.09
All other................................................... 275,449.07 583,120.77
Total ............................................... 16,12 7,9 61.6 2 15,712,4 72.03




REPORT OF FISCAL DEPARTMENT 5
As, usual, cotton goods accounted for a considerably greater proportion of import receipts than any other schedule. The increase of more than Gdes. 500,000 in the amount of duties derived from cotton goods is explained by an increase in the unit price of cotton manufactures, since the volume of these articles was only slightly higher than in 194 1-42. On the other hand, the increase of Gdes. 470,000 in the amount of import duties derived from flour results from an increase in the volume of flour imports. This article is subject to a specific duty only and price rises do not affect the tariff yield.
In the earlier fiscal year, 1941-42, imports of rubber tires and tubes were extremely low due to the rubber shortage and restrictions on exports from the United States. In 1942-43, in order to meet requirements of several organizations engaged in* the production of strategic materials in. Haiti, considerably more tires and tubes for automobiles and trucks were released for shipment to Haiti than had been the case in the previous year. This is reflected in the preceding table, which indicates an increase of Gdes. 244,000 in the amount of duties derived from rubber goods. The revenues derived from wool, linen, silk goods and jute bags were considerably higher than in the preceding year, t'he increase being explained primarily by price increases. The sharp decline in revenues from gasoline and kerosene reflects the reduction in the volume of these articles received during the year, due to rationing necessitated by the war effort.
Export Revenues
Export duties rose from Gdes. 3,634,259.70 in 1941-42 to Gdes. 6,137,093.69 during the year under review. Export revenues are principally derived from the specific duties levied on coffee. The quantity of coffee shipped during the year amounted to 25,847,237 kilos while the duties paid on the shipments totalled Gdes. 5,615,366. During the prior year, coffee shipments amounted to 18,104,711 kilos and yielded Gdes. 2,905,658 in duties. It will be noted that the duties collected increased in a greater degree than the volume of coffee shipped. The explanation lies in the fact that all of the coffee exported during the fiscal year 1942-43 was subject to a special export tax of Gdes. 5.00 per bag of 80 kilos whereas this special tax was applied in 1941-42 only to the relatively few shipments effected in that year which were chargeable to the 1942-43 quota.
Export revenues by sources were as follows in 1942-43 and 1941-42:
1%42-43 1941-42
Gourdes Per cent Gowrdes Per cent
Coffee .................................. 5,615,366 91.50 2,905,658 79.95
Sisal ................................... 153,533 2.50 165,535 4.55
Sugar................................... 118,839 1.94 198,142 5.45
Goatskins............................... 71,644 1.17 35,838 0.99
Bananas ................................ 47,349 0.77 135,899 3.74
Cotton .................................. 41,961 0.68 47,991 1.32
All other ...............................88,401 1.44 145,197 4.00
Total............................... 6,137,093 100.00 3,634,260 100.00




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In considering the increased relative importance of coffee as a revenue producing item, in 1942-43, the stagnation of the banana business and a slight decline in collections of duty on sisal exports must also be taken into account.
Internal Revenues
Internal revenue collections in 1942-43 established an all-time high record, having amounted to Gdes. 8,667,619.33. The nearest approach to this figure was in 1929-30 when internal taxation yielded Gdes.
6,620,164.04. In the fiscal year 1941-42, these receipts totalled Gdes. 5,337,416.04.
Excise taxes amounted to Gdes. 1,448,148.63 or 16.7 per cent of all internal revenues. The excise group includes alcohol, tobacco products, vegetable oil, lard substitutes and soap. The tax on cigarettes totalling Gdes. 786,821.54 represented more than half of all excises.
During the fiscal year ended September 30, 1943, public service charges accounted for 16.9 per cent of total internal revenues. In addition to the Post Office, the Government owns and operates the telephone and telegraph systems, the urban hydraulic systems and, in most part, the rural irrigation systems. The following table shows the receipts from, and the expenditures by, these Services during the fiscal year 1942-43:
Public Service Operations
Receipts Expenditures
Gourdes Gourdes
Telephone & Telegraph ......... 476,913.51 495,797.91
Post Office ................................ 471,685.46 328,113.08
Hydraulic Service .................... 422,838.00 183,535.15
Irrigation ................................ 95,433.15 47,985.89
Total ................................ 1,466,870.12 1,055,432.03
It will be noted that only the Telegraph and Telephone Service showed an operating deficit and that the combined Services operated at a profit of Gdes 411,438.09.
In the following table, sources of internal revenue yielding more than Gdes. 100,000 are listed in the order of yield. The extent to which there were increases or decreases from the preceding year is also given:
Internal Revenue Collections
(Categories yielding Gdes. 100,000 or more)
Increase (5)
Decrease (-)
Amount collected as compared with
1942-43 previous year
Gourde, Gourdes
Income Tax ........................................ 2,740,698.96 2,103,575.88*
Cigarettes (excise) ............................ 786,821.54 196,287.06*
Documentary stamps .......................... 638,794.07 135,033.52*
Identity card fees ................................ 590,529.96 246,212.66*
Telegraph & Telephone ........................ 476,913.51 44,930.98*
Postage stamps .................................... 462,674.09 216,843.88*
Registration fees ................................ 446,340.23 85,301.39*
W ater service charges ........................ 422,838.00 109,374.05*
Public land rentals .............................. 365,174.09 4,226.02*
Alcohol from cane juice (excise) ........ 361,231.24 43,447.79*
Occupational licenses .......................... 204,130.07 2,641.25Vegetable oil (excise) .......................... 191497.09 1,473.30M iscellaneous .................................... 173,108.24 171,661.43*
Vital statistics fees .............................. 169,079.91 21,800.28*
Automobile licence fees ........................ 122,013.40 14,836.11-




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The income tax accounted for 31.6 per cent of all internal revenues and was by far the most important source. Income tax receipts in 1942-43 were more than 400 per cent higher than those collected in the previous record year, 1929-30, when receipts from this source amounted to Gdes. 666,327.25. The rates were increased in the course of the fiscal year 194142 but it was only during 1942-43 that the increases were reflected, in full, in total receipts for the year. This fact as well as the fact that local firms producing and exporting agricultural products continued to receive comparatively high prices for their products accounted for the favorable showing under the income tax schedule.
The next most important sou 'rce of internal revenue was the excise on cigarettes which showed an increase over the preceding year of some Gdes. 196,000 and accounted for 9.1 per cent of all internal revenues.
The increase of some Gdes. 246,000 in identity card fees reflects more widespread employment, principally in agricultural projects of a strategic nature, as well as improved methods of collection.
In the course of the fiscal year 1942--3, several new issues of postage stamps were placed on sale, and a considerable part of the increase of Gdes. 216,843.88 in stamp receipts is probably due to the purchase of the .new issues by collectors. However, the sharp increase in shipments, by parcel post, of locally manufactured sisal handbags doubtlessly accounted for the greater part of the rise in stamp sales.
An increase in the rates for water service accounted for the increase of Gdes. 109,374.05 in the receipts from this source.
The only category of internal revenue receipts showing a decline of any importance from the prior year was automobile licence fees. This, of course, is explained by restrictions on exports from the United States of automotive vehicles as well as the restrictions on exports of tires, tubes and gasoline and local rationing of these articles.
Miscellaneous Government Receipts
Miscellaneous receipts of the Government totalled Gdes. 1,318,644.99 in 1942-43 compared with Gdes. 498,046.61 in 194 1-42. These receipts may be classified as follows:
Gourdes
- Conumtuia1 Contributions................................ 284,870.76
Returns on investments................................. 145,690.55
Conversion of francs ................................... 713,875.10
M iscellaneous....................................... ...... 174,208.58
Total ............................................... 1,318,644.99
From 1940-41 through 1942-43, the Communes contributed 10 per cent of their gross revenues to the Public Treasury. Such contributions




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were authorized by special legislation and were designed, primarily, to aid the Government during the period of comparatively low revenues.
The principal source of returns on investments was the dividend from the Commercial Department of the Banque Nationale de la R~publique d'Hafti. The profits of the Bank are distributed as follows: one-third to the Public Treasury, one-third for the development of projects designed to increase exports, and one-third to build up the surplus of the Bank. The dividend declared in the fiscal year 1942-43 amounted to Gdes. 300,000 and one-third of this, or Gdes. 100,000 was taken up as miscellaneous receipts of the Government. Other returns on investments include interest on bonds of the Republic held in the treasury investment account and interest on balances on deposit with the Fiscal Agent for the payment of interest and amortization of Series A and Series C bonds.
Receipts from the third source of miscellaneous revenues mentioned above conversion of francs have, in previous years, consisted of interest on funds held in trust by The National City Bank of New York for the benefit of the remaining bondholders of the 19 10 Loan until they chose to redeem their bonds. However, during 1942-43, the balance remaining in. the trust fund, Gdes. 697.929.35, was closed out and credited -as miscellaneous receipts of the Haitian Government, due to the prescription of the bonds not presented for redemption. All of the outstanding bonds of the 1910 loan were called as of May 15, 1923, and sufficient funds to redeem them at par were made available for this purpose through The National City Bank of New York. Such bonds as had not been presented for redemption twenty years later, or on May 15, 1943, became subject to prescription and the funds representing the counter-value of these bonds were returned to the Haitian Treasury during the year and taken up as miscellaneous receipts.
Unclassified miscellaneous receipts amounted to Gdes. 174,208.58 in 1942-43. The principal item consisted of an amount of Gdes. 121,039.37 which was paid into the Public Treasury from the surplus built up by the communal administrations during the fiscal year 1941-42. The said amount, which corresponded to the amount of the deficit in the general account of the Government as of the close of the prior year, was applied toward amortization of the loans which had been advanced to the communal administrations by the Government in the course of the previous fiscal years.
Government Expenditures
The following table shows expenditures from revenue during 1942-43 by Departments and Services. All disbursements from ordinary, supplementary (or deficiency) and extraordinary appropriations are included.




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The second column shows the increase or decrease from the preceding year.
Increase (C)
Government Decrease (-)
Expenditu.es as compared with
1942-43 1941-42
Gourdes Gourdei
Garde d'Haiti ........................................ 6,595,858.35 306,849.29Public Debt .......................................... 3,732,734.43 209,670.68*
Department of Public Works ................ 2,711,654.34 323,678.83Public Health Service .......................... 2,469,354.81 118,575.68*
Department of Public Instruction ........ 2,420,275.88 23,049.47*
Agricultural and Rural Education
Service ............................................ 1,946,546.24 28,594.23*
Department of Interior ......................... 1,844,75 6.33 58,649.19Internal Revenue Service ...................... 1,353,269.03 329,318.83*
Department of Justice .......................... 1,290,488.68 3,381.43*
Fiscal Department, B.N.R.H ................ 898,751.60 458.09Department of Finance....................... 884,773.59 19,762.76Department of Foreign Relations ........ 873,244.21 167,458.87*
Department of Religion ....................... 510,989.61 57,391.95*
Department of Commerce and National
Economy ......................................... 416,510.49 74,264.57*
International Institutions .................... 46,805.45 2,085.10*
Department of Agriculture & Labor .... 33,968.58 572.6328,029,981.62 303,820.02*
From the above table it will be seen that expenditures in 1942-43 exceeded those of 1941-42 by Gdes. 303,820.02. It is interesting to note at this point that fiscal receipts exceeded fiscal expenditures in 1942-43 by Gdes. 4,699,104.96.
Expenditures of the Garde d'Haiti remained higher than those of any other Department or Service of the Government. It is interesting to note, however, that expenditures of the armed forces of Haiti, from fiscal revenue sources, were Gdes. 306,849.29 less than in 1941-42. However, in the course of the year ended September 30, 1943, the Garde d'HaYti received for national defense purposes certain amounts from non fiscal sources. These funds were, for the most part, transferred, in conformity with the decreelaw of June 15,1942, from the blocked accounts of enemy nationals by the Sequestrator-Liquidator General. It can, therefore, be said that the activities of the Garde d'Haiti in 1942-43 were not on a lesser scale than in the prior year.
Expenditures for service of the public debt were Gdes. 209,670.68 more than in the preceding year. This increase was accounted for by payment of interest on the additional advances received under the Public Works Contract of July 6, 1938, as modified in 1941, as well as by an amortization payment of Gdes. 150,000 effected in the course of the year under the terms of the same contract. Interest payments on the Series A and Series C loans were met in full and, as in the previous year, an amount of Gdes. 100,000 was paid toward amortization of these loans.
Disbursements of the Department of Public Works in 1942-43 were Gdes. 323,678.83 less than in the previous year. In 1941-42, expenditures under the budget of the Department of Public Works for the lighting of




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the streets and public buildings of the cities of Port-au-Prince, Ptionville, Cap-HaYtien and Gona'ves amounted to Gdes. 582,000, whereas in 194243 these payments were only Gdes. 144.000. The lesser payments in the year just ended resulted from the fact that, due to restrictions on fuel oil, there was no street lighting whatever in the cities mentioned during 194243. The black-out of the street lights was effective only for the last few months of the prior year.
The Public Health Service expended Gdes. 118,575.68 more in the fiscal year 1942-43 than in the fiscal year 1941-42. A considerable part of this increase was accounted for by the creation of a corps of sanitary inspectors as well as the establishment of a section for the control of malaria.
The Department of Interior showed a decline of Gdes. 58,649.19 when comparison is made with the expenditures effected in 1941-42. The primary explanation of this decrease lies in the fact that in the preceding year certain extraordinary, non recurring, appropriations were opened and expended.
The expenditures of the Fiscal Department of the Banque Nationale de la R~publique d'Ha'ti showed a slight decline from the preceding year while those of the Internal Revenue Service were greater than in 1941-42. Further remarks will be made relative to these expenditures-in the succeeding sub-sections.
The expenditures of the Department of Finance in 1942-43 were Gdes. 19,762.76 less than in the preceding year, due primarily to the fact that fewer claims were paid in the course of the year under review.
In the course of the year 1942-43, the Department of Foreign Affairs recorded expenditures which were Gdes. 167,458.87 in excess of those effected in 1941-42. The greater part of this increase resulted from the raising of the Haitian Legation at Washington to the rank of Embassy, and from the payment of some Gdes. 109,000 toward the purchase of an Embassy building. There was also a substantial contribution, through the Department of Foreign Affairs, toward the construction of a bridge across the Massacre River, which marks the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic in the northern part of the island.
The budgetary expenditures of the Department of Religion were approximately the same in 1941-42 and 1942-43. In the latter year, however, certain extraordinary appropriations were opened and expended for the construction and repair of churches and to cover the -cost of the December 8, 1942, religious ceremony in connection with the Consecration of Haiti to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. As a consequence of these extraordinary expenditures, total disbursements of the Department of Religion in 1942-43 were Gdes. 57,391.95 greater than in 1941-42.
- The Department of Commerce and National Economy extended its
activities considerably in the course of the fiscal year 1942-43, due primarily to the setting up of certain special War Emergency Services which are




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described in a subsequent chapter of this Report. Furthermore, the export via parcel post of locally manufactured sisal hand-bags, to which reference has already been made, increased sharply, with the result that considerable additional amounts had to be paid by the Post-Office Department to the steamship lines transporting these articles. As a consequence of these factors, expenditures of the Department of Commerce and National Economy in 1942-43 were Gdes. 74,264.57 greater than in the prior year.
The expenditures of the Department of Public Instruction, the Agricultural and Rural Education Service, the Department of Justice, as well as payments to International Institutions were slightly higher than in the preceding year while those of the Department of Agriculture and Labor were fractionally lower.
Banque Nationale de la R6publique d'Ha'ti, Fiscal Department
The expenses of the Fiscal Department of the Banque Nationale de la Rpublique d'Haiti, which includes the Customs Administration and the Central Accounting Service of the Government, amounted to Gdes. 898,75 1.60. or Gdes. 458.09 less than in the preceding year, as the following table shows: 1942-4 1941-42
tGourdes Gourdes
Salaries and wages .................. 820,890.20 801,376.38
Supplies and materials............ 54,500.55 54,727.53
Transportation ........................ 17,349.35 24,976.59
Communications .................... 237.80 520.10
Rents ...................................... 35,781.94* 903.55*
Repairs and maintenance ........ 26,313.85 10,020.10
Equipment .............................. 9,191.84 7,018.69
Special and miscellaneous ........ 6,049.95 1,473.85
Total ........................ 898,751.60 899,209.69
Salaries and wages increased by some Gdes. 20,000 due primarily to the operation of a new Port Authority, creation of which was reported in last year's Annual Report. A number of the customs offices and warehouses were repaired and painted in the course of the year and the total expenditures for repairs and maintenance reached Gdes. 26,313.85 as compared with Gdes. 10,020.10 in the preceding year. Special and miscellaneous expenditures were higher than in 1941-42 due, in part, to the payment of rewards to finders of rubber, life-boats and other salvaged articles around the coast as well as the cost of transportation of these articles to a central point for sale or other disposition. Rents collected in the course of the year were Gdes. 35,781.94 above the amount expended on rents. This result was due, fof- the most part, to rental paid by the United States Surplus Commodity Corporation for the use of a warehouse for a period of several months.
Internal Revenue Service
The operating fund of the Internal Revenue Service is derived principally from the allowance of ten per cent of all internal revenue receipts
*Credit




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collected and fifteen per cent of the communal taxes collected by the Internal Revenue Service. During the fiscal year ended September 30, 1943, 10 per cent of internal revenues amounted to Gdes. 866,761.93 and 15 per cent of communal revenues totalled Gdes. 427,306.60. Other accruals to the fund of the Internal Revenue Service, amounting to Gdes. 65,155.50, brought the total to Gdes. 1,359,224.03. Expenditures of the Internal Revenue Service during the past two years were as follows: 1942-43 1941-42
Gowdes Gourdes
Salaries and wages............. 804,700.15 672,845.46
Supplies and materials ......... 160,208.46 98,759.67
Transportation................. 100,945.16 66,006.95
Repairs and maintenance .... 14,269.94 9,694.65
Equipment ....................... 66,600.05 4,481.29
Miscellaneous.................... 5,813.18 19,167.82
Total .................. 1,152,53 6.94 870,955.84
The increase in salary payments was accounted for by several factors. First, there were certain increases in the staff as well as flat salary raises. In the second place, a number of the Internal Revenue agents are paid certain percentages, varying with the type of taxes, of the amounts which they collect. It naturally follows that these percentage amounts, which are classified as salaries, increase as the internal revenues increase. Revenue statistics show that internal revenue collections rose by Gdes. 3,330,203.29 during the fiscal year 1942-43 when comparison is made with the previous year.
The increase in the cost of supplies and materials is largely explained by several new is-sues of stamps which were ordered in the course of the year, the cost being paid by the Internal Revenue Service. The rise in transportation charges resulted primarily from the fact that the staff of traveling inspectors. was considerably increased. The disbursements for equipment increased sharply, due to the purchase of new automobiles, adding machines, safes and other office machines. The Internal Revenue Service also undertook the construction of an archives building and a considerable part of the cost was charged to properties and equipment in 1942-43.
The accruals to the Operating Fund of the Internal Revenue Service having amounted to Gdes. 1,359,224.03 and expenditures having totalled Odes. 1,152,536.94, there remained a balance of Gdes. 206,687.09 which was returned to the Public Treasury.
Inspection Service
The Operating Fund of the Inspection Service is derived from an allowance of five per cent of all internal revenues collected. These accruals amounted to Gdes. 433,380.97 in 1942-43 while expenditures totalled only Gdes. 200,732.09. The balance of Gdes. 232,648.88 was returned to the Public Treasury.




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Operations of the Inspection Service in 1942-43 were as follows:
Inspections of
Internal Revenue Offices ........................................ 566
M markets ................................................................ 155
Agents of the Internal Revenue Service ................ 33
Stamp Selling Agencies ................................. ........ 12
D istilleries ............................................................ 919
Custom houses ......................................................... 51
T otal .............................................................. 1,736
Special Inspections:
Justices of the Peace ............................................. 26
Registration offices ............... ........................ 25
N otaries ............................................................... 17
Surveyors ............................................................. 2
T otal .............................................................. 70
Details of the expenditures of the Inspection Service in 1942-43 and in 1941-42 are listed below:
1942-43 1941-42
Gourdes Gourdes
'Salaries .......................... 114,262.96 104,394.96
Supplies .......................... 2,605.51 3,372.14
Transportation ................ 48,149.73 42,957.34
Equipment ...................... 9,810.31 1,614.62
Repairs ........................ 25,632.85 482.80
Miscellaneous .................. 270.73 172.50
Total .................... 200,732.09 152,994.36
Salary payments rose by some Gdes. 10,000, due primarily to the fact that the Service assumed at the beginning of the year the full charges covering the salaries of certain inspectors. Previously, half of these salaries had been borne by another budgetary account.
Transportation costs rose by some Gdes. 5,000, due to some expensive maintenance jobs on the automobiles and to an increase of the inspection force. The purchase of one automobile and of certain adding machines and typewriters explains the increase of Gdes. 8,000 in the expenditures for equipment.
Disbursements for repairs were some Gdes. 25,000 in excess of the amount recorded in 1941-42. The majority of this amount was expended in the repair, improvement and maintenance of the several residences maintained in Cap-Ha'itien, Gonaives, Saint-Marc, Petit-Goave and les Cayes for the accommodation of the inspectors. A c6nsiderable proportion of the total expenditures, however, represented the cost of painting the Palais des Finances, which houses the Fiscal Services.
Public Works Program Completed Under a contract signed July 6, 1938, between the Haitian Governmeht and the J. G. White Engineering Corporation as modified by a further contract dated September 30, 1941, the J. G. White Engineering Corporation undertook to execute in Haiti a program of public works to cost not more than Gdes. 27,500,000. By mutual agreement, the J. G. White




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Engineering Corporation terminated its activities in Haiti at the end of May, 1942, and the completion of the program was undertaken by the Socit HaYtiano-Am6ricaine de D~veloppement Agricole (SHADA). At that time, the amount remaining for expenditure by SHADA under the original authorization was Gdes. 804,910.95. Expenditures during the last four months of the fiscal year 1941-42 reduced the amount available during the year just ended to approximately Gdes. 250,000. All of this was expended by September 30, 1943, thus bringing the total advances under the contracts to Gdes. 27,500,000. As stated elsewhere in this Report, amortization of the advances began before the end of 1942-43, when an amount of Gdes. 150.000 was paid from budgetary appropriations. The total obligation on this account at the end of the year, therefore, stood at Gdes. 27,350,000.
Treasury Position
Government receipts increased by Gdes. 7,129,830.78 in 1942-43 while disbursements increased by only Gdes. 303,820.02, when comparison is made with the revenue and expenditure statistics of the preceding fiscal year. The balance sheet of the Government showed an unobligated surplus of Gdes. 4,286,334.50 at September 30, 1943 whereas at the end of the preceding year treasury liabilities exceeded treasury assets by Gdes. 121,039.37. Treasury assets and liabilities at the end of the fiscal year 1942-43 were as follows:
Assets
Current assets Gourdes Gourdes
Deposit in banks:
Government gourde account ............................ 6,693,583.70
New York current account ..................... ........ 872,707.60
Cash in hands of disbursing officers ............... 1,057,710.23
Public Works Contract and other checks ............ 139,183.30 8,763,184.83
Investments
Capital stock of Banque Nationale de la R~publique d'H aiti ................................................ 5,000,000.00
Bonds of the Republic ........................................ 532,737.25 5,532,737.25
Other assets
Fiduciary currency in vault ................................ 2,050,528.93
Advances by Government, reimbursable ................ 75,083.34 2,125,612.27
Total treasury assets ................................ 16,421,534.35
Liabilities
Current liabilities
Outstanding checks .............................................. 984,511.48
Balance of extraordinary appropriations ............ 311,186.47
Balance in non-revenue accounts ........................ 2,002,735.26
Public Works Contract and other checks ............ 139,183.30 3,437,616.51
Other liabilities
Capital stock of Banque Nationale de la R6publique d'H aiti ................................................ 5,000,000.00
Fiduciary currency fund ...................................... 3,622,500.00
Advances by Government, reimbursable ................ 75,083.34 8,697,583.34
Surplus .................................................................. 4,286,334.50
Total treasury liabilities .......................... 16,421,534.35




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Th? improvement in the treasury position is shown by the following comparison of treasury assets and liabilities at the end of each of the past two years:
Assets September 30, 1943 September 30, 1942
Gourdes Gourdes
Current assets ................ 8,763,184.83 2,623,463.67
Investments .................... 5,532,737.25 5,532,737.25
Other assets .................... 2,125,612.27 3,557,069.81
Deficit ........................ .................... 121,039.37
Total .................... 16,421,534.35 11,834,310.10
Liabilities
Current liabilities ............ 3,437,616.51 2,587,570.54
Other liabilities ............ 8,697,583.34 9,246,739.56
Surplus .......................... 4,286,334.50 ....................
Total .................... 16,421,534.35 11,834,310.10
An examination of the balance sheet presented above indicates that at the end of the fiscal year 1942-43 there was owing to the Government an amount of Gdes. 75,083.34 representing advances to certain organizations. The corresponding figure at the end of the fiscal year 1941-42 was Gdes, 624,239.56, of which Gdes. 548,156.22 represented the amount due by the Communal Administrations. In the first part of 1942-43 a cash payment of Gdes. 121,039,37 was made from reserves built up by the Communal Administrations during the preceding fiscal year. This reduced the Communal indebtedness to Gdes. 427,116.85. The latter amount was written off in conformity with the decree-law of December 23, 1942, which provided that the special payments to the Public Treasury, since October 1, 1940, of 10 per cent of communal revenues, would be applied toward amortization of the amounts still due the Government. Since the advances by the government appeared on both sides of the balance sheet, the write-off did not affect the Treasury position.
Public Debt
The gross public debt of the Republic of Haiti as of September 30, 1943, amounted to Gdes. 70,419,381.30. Table No. 43 presents a statement of the public debt at the end of each fiscal year since 1915. For convenient comparison, the portion of that table which shows the debt as of September 30 of each year since 1924 (the year in which, through refunding operations, and consolidation, the amount of the debt was fixed in dollars) is reproduced here:
Year Gourdes Year Gourdes
1924 ..... ..... 121,048,501.20 1934 ................ 60,830,435.79
1925 ................ 115,231,263.80 1935 ................ 54,930,599.85
1926 ................ 108,307,079.30 1936 ................. 49,092,715.80
1927 ................ 99,706,855.09 1937 ................ 44,317,295.95
1928 ................ 94,438,115.05 1938 ................ 43,950,094.29
1929 ................ 88,677,396.00 1939 ................ 52,137,491.99
1930 ................ 82,705,649.35 1940 ..... ..... 60,871,550.33
1931 ................ 78,357,576.10 1941 ................ 68,096,049.72
1932 ................ 72,625,870.96 1942 ................ 70,468,212.60
1933 ................ 66,901,412.84 1943 ................ 70,419,381.30




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The public debt of the Republic of Haiti consists of the amounts of the Series A and Series C bonds of the 1922 loans still outstanding, the advances received under the Public Works Contract of 1938 and fiduciary currency not covered by reserves. These items at September 30, 1943, and at the end of the preceding year were: September 30, 194. September 30, 1942
Gourdes Gourdes
Series A bonds ................................ 33,977,074.10 34,107,015.70
Series C bonds .............................. 5,469,807.20 5,488,715.55
Public Works Contract of 1938 .... 27,350,000.00 27,249,981.35 Fiduciary Currency ...................... 3,622,500.00 3,622,500.00
Total .................... 70,419,381.30 70,468,212.60
The figures shown for Series A and C bonds are net amounts, after
deduction of sums remaining in the Sinking Fund at September 30, 1943. These unapplied amounts were:
Gourdes
Series A Sinking Fund ........................................ 5,425.90
Series C Sinking Fund ........................................ 7,124.70
Total ............................ 12,550.60
Total expenditures from revenue for service of the public debt amountedto Gdes. 3,732,734.43 during the fiscal year under review. Expenditures for interest, amortization and handling charges on Series A bonds, Series C bonds and the advances under the Public Works Contract of 1938' were as follows:
Interest Amortization Expenses Total
Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
Series A bonds,.................. 2,041,875.00 87,650.00 10,608.97 2,140,133.97
Series C bonds .................... 329,065.90 14,000.00 1,615.53 344,681.43
Public Works Contract .......... 1,094,052.28 150,000.00 3,866.75 1,247,919.03
Total ........................ 3,464,993.18 251,650.00 16,091.25 3,732,734.43
All interest payments for the year on the outstanding indebtedness of the Republic were met in full. The only Note issued under the Public Works Contract of 1938 which fell due in 1942-43 was paid at maturity. The amount of this Note was Gdes. 150.000. In conformity with a supplementary Executive Agreement signed on September 30, 1942, between the Haitian and American Governments, only an amount of Gdes. 100,000 was paid for amortization of the Series A and Series C bonds during the fiscal year 1942-43. This arrangement was a renewal of similar Agreements signed in recent years when revenues have remained at very low levels, except that the one for the fiscal year 1940-41 did not provide for the payment of any amount on account of amortization.
The Budget
The 1942-43 budget, as promulgated, fixed expenditures at Gdes. 27,528,000. The original appropriation covered with reasonable adequacy




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all government operating requirements although, as usual, there were a number of additions to the budget during the year in the form of supplementary, appropriations to cover deficiencies which developed in the ordinary budget. There were also opened in the course of the year a number of extraordinary appropriations, but most of these as well as the majority* of the supplementary appropriations were compensated by cancellations from various accounts carried in the original budget. The Internal Revenue Service is authorized to expend a certain percentage of its effective receipts to defray the cost of collection. Due to the fact that collections by the Internal Revenue Service were much higher than the amount originally estimated, the accruals to the operating account of this Service were considerably in excess of the nominal amount carried in the general budget of the Government.
The following table shows that total expenditure authorizations in the course of 1942-43 amounted to Odes. 28,939,955.83, while total expenditures reached only Gdes. 28,029,981.62.
Budgetary Operations, 1942-43
Gourdes
Unexpended balance of extraordinary appropriations
as of September 30, 1942....................... ..... 10,495.58
OperatiiL6 budget as of October 1, 1942 .............. 27,528,00 0.00
Total authorized expenditures at beginning of year 27,53 8,49 5.58 Accruals to operating account of Internal Revenue
Service over amount carried in budget............ 1,042,605.00
Appropriations opened but not compensated by cancellation of other credits ........................... ..... 358,855.25
Total authorized expenditures during year .........28,93 9,9 55.83 Unexpended balance of budgetary credit at September 30, 1943,-cancelled ............................. 598,651.80
Balance in extraordinary credits which expired in
course of year ................ ..........135.94
Unexpended balance in etariayceisa
September 30, 1943 carried over into 1943-44 311,186.47 909,974.21 Expenditures, 1942-43 ....................................... 28,029,9 81.62
The definitive budget of the new fiscal year 1943-44 was not promulgated before the end of 1942-43. As explained in an earlier Section of this Report, expenditures for the opening weeks of the new fiscal year were authorized in accordance with the provisional budget promulgated in May, 1943.
Banking and Currency
Haiti is served by two banks, the Banque Nationale de la Ripublique d'Ha~iti which is owned by the Haitian Government, and the Royal Bank of Canada. The latter has its only Haitian office in Port-au-Prince. The Banque Nationale de la R~publique d'Haiti, besides its headquarters office at Port-au-Prince, maintains branches and agencies at the twelve other open ports of the Republic. In addition to its ordinary commercial operations




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the Banque Nationale is the Government bank of issue and the sole depository of all revenues and public funds of whatsoever nature of the Government of Haiti.
The two banking institutions referred to above reported average loans and discounts during 1942-43 totalling Gdes. 8,506,563.81 as compared with Gdes. 7,564,504.58 in the preceding fiscal year.
Bank deposits showed a sharp increase over the previous year. Excluding Government accounts, deposits in 1942-43 averaged Gdes. 24,214,759.22 as compared with an average of Gdes. 15,271,939.52 during 1941-42.
Currency circulation on September 30, 1943 and on the same date of the previous year is shown in the table below:
Sept. 30, 1943 Sept. 30, 1942
Gourd Gourdes
Notes of the Banque Nationale
de la R~publique d'Haiti ............ 22,574,287.00 15,668,790.00
Subsidiary currency ........................ 5,505,825.32 4,290,627.40
United States currency (estimated) 9,250,000.00 3,000,000.00
Total ...................................... 37,330,112.32 22,959,417.40
The sharp increase in United States currency is explained by the importation during the year, of relatively large quantities of $1.00 and $2.00 bills to assist in meeting the local currency shortage. It is estimated that some $1,250,000 (Gdes. 6,250,000) of this new money was in circulation on September 30, 1943.
Inclusive of United States dollars, total currency in circulation at the end of the past ten fiscal years has been estimated as follows:
Gourdes
September 30, 1934 ................ 14,176,331
September 30, 1935 ............................ 12,368,005
September 30, 1936 ............................ 12,844,031
September 30, 1937 ............................ 13,252,235
September 30, 1938 ............................ 13,579,154
September 30, 1939 ............................ 15,292,752
-September 30, 1940 ............................ 16,087,122
September 30, 1941 ............................ 17,227,027
September 30, 1942 ............................. 22,959,417
September 30, 1943 ............................ 37,330,112
Table No. 47 shows the circulation of gourde bank notes by months over a period of years. The principal explanation of the increase in currency circulation, including United States currency, lies in the fact that the Socift6 Haitiano-Am~ricaine de D~veloppement Agricole (SHADA), as well as certain other corporations, are engaging, on a large scale, in the production of rubber and other strategic materials. Employment in these




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new activities during 1942-43 reached a high level, and disbursements were heavy. Furthermore, Haitian agricultural workers and prccessors, other than those just mentioned, continued in 1942-43 to receive good prices for their products. While the shipping situation improved somewhat in 1942-43, there continued to be a shortage of many types of consumer goods. The inability to buy, together with the natural tendency of the peasants to hoard, has apparently contributed to the increased circulation of currency. It is interesting to note, however, from Table No. 48, that individual deposits in banks increased from Gdes. 17,059,055.56 at the end of 1941-42 to Gdes. 30,793,827.82 at September 30, 1943.
Supply Service
The Central Supply -Office known as the < continued, as a division of the Banque Nationale de la R~publique d'Haiti, Fiscal Department, to furnish stationery, office supplies and equipment to the several Departments and Services of the Haitian Government. In spite of the various licensing restrictions and transportation difficulties, the Bureau was able to maintain fairly adequate stocks of the various supplies reqt';red by the Government offices.
The Mohegan Trading Corporation of New York City continued to act as Purchasing Agent of the Haitian Government in the United States during 1942-43 and, in that capacity, executed orders placed by the >.
The profit and loss statement of the < for the fiscal year 1942-43 appears in Table No. 45, while the balance sheet as of September 30, 1943 is carried in Table No. 46.
Increased Foreign Commerce Values
Haitian exports and imports both showed substantial gains, in value, during the fiscal year 1942-43.
Because of the disruption of shipping services and other special factors arising out of the war, the volume of both exports and imports declined.
Detailed discussion of trade, in terms of volume, has been suppressed in recent surveys as a matter of policy.' It may be stated, however, that during the early months of 1942-43, banana shipments from Haiti almost completely stopped and that the volume of sugar exports for the year was much smaller than in the previous year. In this connection, it is encouraging to record that, beginning with July, 1943, and for each month thereafter to the close of the fiscal year, banana exports increased in volume and value as compared with the previous month and with the corresponding month of the previous year. It would seem, therefore, that if shipping facilities continue to be made available for this trade, the low point of depression for the banana business has been passed.




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Prices were rising during 1942-43 and Haitian exporters and importers benefited from the rise. Expressed in terms of value, there was a greater proportionate increase in exports than in imports. At the year end, an export balance of Gdes. 3,870,270 had been built up as compared with an export balance of only Gdes. 601,224 at the end of the previous year. Each of the five years preceding 1941-42 ended with an import balance. It may be said, therefore, that Haiti's trade position was substantially strengthened during 1942-43.
As stated in last year's Annual Report, the setting up of joint enterprises such as SHADA and the operations of cLend-Lease>> arrangements have made it difficult to attempt to establish an accurate balance of payments, for Haiti. On the trade account, exclusively, however, it may be said the results for 1942-43 were encouraging.
The value of Haitian exports and imports, by year, for the past eight years, and the respective trade balances, are given below:
Export Import
Exports Imports Balance Balance
Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
1935-36....... ........ 47,238,594 37,920,626 9,317,968 ................
1936-37....... ........ 44,854,450 46,075,660 ............ 1,221,210
1937-38. 34,731,952 37,973,889 ............ 3,241,937
1938-39............... 36,338,175 40,903,683 ............ 4,565,508
1939-40 ............... 26,995,200 39,700,574 ............ 12,705,374
1940-41............... 33,286,537 37,155,548 3,869,011
1941-42............... 42,886,390 42,285,166 601,224 ................
1942-43 ........................ 53,072,781 49,202,511 3,870,270 ................
The increase over the previous fiscal year of Gdes. 10,186,391, or 23.75 per cent, in Haitian export values in 1942-43, compared with an increase of Gdes. 6,917,345, or 16.36 per cent, in import values.
Percentage of Imports by Countries of Origin
The following table shows the percentage of Haiti's imports from the principal countries of origin, including colonies, dependencies and dominions, for the fiscal year 1942-43 and 1941-42: 1942.43 1941.42
Per cent Per cent
United States ................................ 76.77 76.44
M exico .......................................... 11.91 10.08
British Commonwealth .................. 4.51 7.02
Netherlands .................................. 2.69 3.42
A rgentina ...................................... 2.66
A ll other ........................................ 1.46 3.04
100.00 100.00
Mexico, in 1941-42, largely as a result of cotton textile shipments. figured for the first time as an important supplier of Haitian import products. It is of interest that, in 1942-43, Mexico's share of this trade was slightly increased.
Soap, butter and meat products were the principal imports into Haiti in 1942-43 from Argentina.




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Imports from the United States of America
The value of imports from the United States by principal commodities for the past three fiscal years is shown below:
19C2-43 I94I-42 1940-41
Gout-des Gout-des Gou-des
Cement ............................................. 1,15 0, 286 462,655 881,049
Fish.................................................. 32,648 329,706 313,873
Wheat Flour...................................... 3,296,807 2,097,784 1,796,830
Automobiles and trucks.......................... 810,488 615,980 1,300,221
Perfumery.......................................... 444,498 611,772 345,418
Beverages.......................................... 189,542 218,310 198,365
Lumber .............................................. 3,772 229,958 601,575
Gasoline............................................. 235,828 294,945 251,477
Kerosene .......................................... ................ 319,645 352,342
Soap ................................................. 977,762 1,518,048 741,504
Cotton and manufactures of ..................... 14,169,360 11,980,872 8,758,837
Lard ................................................. 148,811 408,246 491,558
Glass and glassware .............................. 314,589 363,415 312,073
Machinery and apparatus ........................ 962,749 1,331,111 1,833,487
Paper and manufactures of...................... 1,007,855 742,013 651,426
Tires and tubes for vehicles.................... 942,745 243,242 599,894
Silk and manufactures of........................ 1,952,299 868,454 1,649,138
Tobacco and manufactures of.................... 883,555 828,248 603,699
All other ...........................................4 0,232,577 8,759,049 9,203,346
37,756,171 32,223,453 30,886,112
As was the case last year, the increased import values shown in the above table are due, in most instances, rather to higher prices than to greater
volume imported.
Imports by Principal Groups
The following table shows the relative importance of the leading import
groups for each of the last three years:
1X42-43 914 904
Gou-des % Gout-des % Gou-des %
Textiles and clothing 22,691.439 46.1 18,036.736 42.6 12,777.736 34.4 Foodstuffs ................ 5,304,163 10.8 4,717,153 11.1 4,966,700 13.4
Gasoline, kerosene, etc 1,045,270 2.1 1,850,555 4.4 1,367,214 3.7 Iron and steel products 1,754,882 3.6 1,134,351 2.7 1,692,829 4.5 Soap....................... 2,326,355 4.7 3,010,033 7.1 1,572,740 4.2
Automobiles and trucks 810,488 1.7 618,430 1.5 1,302,821 3.5 Lumber..................... 6,471 .... 233,436 0.6 615,290 1.7
Chemical and pharmaceutical products ...1,606,134 3.3 952,022 2.2 762,742 2.1
Household utensils ..... 385,214 0.8 740,484 1.8 857,138 2.3
Agricul. implements, etc. 1,075,388 2.2 560,368 1.3 541,834 1.5
Jute bags, etc............ 1,303,405 2.6 905,276 2.1 271,458 0.7
Tobacco products ..... 901,962 1.8 840,986 2.0 609,366 1.6
Liquors and beverages 246,192 0.5 287,275 0.7 260,234 0.7
All other imports ......... 9,744,878 19.8 8,398,061 19.9 9,567,446 25.7
49,202,511 100.0 42,285,166 100.0 37,155,548 100.0
Textiles and clothing are, normally, by far the most important item of Haitian import trade. The changes during the past two years in the relative importance of the va 'rious groups shown above are thought to be due, for the most part, to restrictions on trade imposed by the war.




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Prices of Principal Commodities
The prices of certain categories of import products increased in 1942-43 as compared with 1941-42, while others declined. The increases, however, applied for the most part, to products such as cotton textiles, wheat flour and soap, which make up a large percentage of total Haitian imports.
The table below shows CIF prices as computed from customs records
for leading commodities during the past four years: 1942-43 1.141-42 194-41 1939-40
Unit Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
Cement ................................. Kilo 0 .14 0.12 0.09 0.08
Fish ....................................... Kilo 0.38 0.67 0.46 0.43
Wheat Flour............................ Kilo 0.40 0.31 0.28 0.29
Meats................................... Kilo 1.40 1.91 1.47 1.31
Rice .................................... Kilo 0.80 0.55 0.49 0.39
Beverages ............................... Liter 1.66 1.25 1.24 1.28
Lumber................................ Cubic Meter 272.80 146.81 135.41 105.58
Gasoline................................ Liter 0.13 0.14 0.09 0.11
Kerosene.................................Liter 0.09 0.15 0.13 0.15
Soap.................................... Kilo 1.14 0.97 0.51 0.56
Cotton textiles........................ Kilo 7.33 6.21 3.63 3.53
The unit prices of leading commodities imported during the year under review, as shown above, did not increase so sharply as did those of 194 1-42 over those of the year 1940-4 1.
It is of interest that the price of fish dropped fromt Gde. 0.67 to Ode. 0.38 per kilo. This was due to the fact that 78.6 per cent of Haitian imports of fish during the year were dried conchs from the Bahama Islands, a much cheaper grade of fish than is usually imported. Due to war conditions, the better quality of fish normally imported from the United States and Canada is not now available.
The marked drop in the CIF price of kerosene was accounted for by the fact that kerosene is now imported in bulk rather than in cases or drums as was the case during previous years.
Port-au-Prince Trade Continues to Gain
The trend, noted last year, towards concentration of Haitian import trade through the port of Port-au-Prince at the expense of the so-called outports, was accentuated during 1942-43.
The following table shows the percentage of Haitian imports, by ports of entry, for the past three fiscal years:
Percentage of Imports by Ports
L%43 1941-42 1M4-41
Per c en t Per cent Per cent
Port-au-Prince ........................... 93.74 85.96 79.61
Cap-Haitien............................... 2.83 3.57 6.66
Fort-Libert6 .............................. 1.60 ....
Saint-Marc ................................ 0.38 2.89 33
Cayes ...................................... 0.17 2.04 2.62
Gonaives....................................0.13 1.13 2.42
jirmie .....................................0.72 1.57 1.40
Other ports ................................ 0.43 2.84 3.93
100.00 100.00 100.00




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Haitian import trade is now centered almost exclusively at Port-auPrince. War conditions have, obviously, tended to increase the importance of the capital and-principal city as a port of entry into Haiti.
Percentage of Exports by Countries of Destination
The percentage of Haitian exports taken by the various countries of destination including colonies, dependencies and dominions during the fiscal years 194 1-42 and 1942-43 is shown below: 194343 1941.42
per cent Per cent
United States................................ 80.61 79.46
British Commonwealth...................... 12.98 13.37
Colombia..................................... 3.89 ....
All other ...................................... 2.52 7.17
100.00 1100.00
Colombia, in 1942-43, took a place in the list of markets for Haitian products by purchasing Gdes. 2,061,360.00 worth of Haitian cotton.
Exports to the United Sfates of America
Coffee continues to be, by far, the most important item in the list of Haitian exports to the United States. During the year under review, exports of coffee to the United States increased markedly both in value and volume.
The following table shows the value of exports to the United States by principal commodities for the last three fiscal years: 19C2-43 1M4-42 1940-41
Gourds Gourdes Gourdes
Coffee............................ 25,990,260 17,311,967 11,810,862
Sisal............................. 9,616,251 8,050,617 4,065,407
Bananas ......................... 1,408,443 4,545,062 7,759,795
Cacao ........................... 1,278,347 988,343 683,242
Goatskins ....................... 805,257 393,308 419,060
Sugar (raw & refined) ....... 3,551 18,404 2,131,731
Logwood ......................... 104,828 88,575 113,785
Molasses........................ ................ 795,022 202,979
Oil of Lime....................... 216,122 132,338 ........
Oil of Lemon Grass ....... .... 53,359 44,622 ...I....
Oil of Neroli .................... 11,000 158,900 9,000
Straw hand bags ................. 20,707 91,313 ........
Sisal hand bags................. 277,294 245,425 117,016
Mahogany ware................. 101,275 125,661 ........
All other ........................ 2,817,217 1,079,342 1,901,490
- ~ 42,703,911 34,068,899 29,214,367
Although a minor item in Haiti's total export trade, sales abroad of sisal hand-bags have shown consistent expansion over the past few years. The figures quoted above do not reflect the true situation. A percentage, presumably important, of this trade has been shipped abroad by Parcel Post and up to July 31, 1943, the value of Parcel Post shipments was not reflected in the figure of total exports. In view of what was believed to be




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the important expansion of this trade, steps were taken, in July, 1943, to have Parcel Post shipments declared for Customs purposes. In this way, the value of sisal hand-bag shipments by Parcel Post, as of August, 1943, is included in the figure of total exports of this article. Provided no restrictions are imposed on this trade, the figures for future years should show a marked increase over those published above.
Relative Importance of Exports
The relative importance of the leading export commodities is shown in the following table:
1942-43 1941-42
Gourdes Per cent Gourdes Per cent
Coffee ................................ 28,585,750 53.86 17,382,890 40.53
Cotton .............................. 2,148,929 4.05 2,359,852 5.50
Sugar ................................ 3,427,291 6.46 5,426,468 12.65
Sisal .................................. 9,872,468 18.60 8,464,810 19.74
Bananas ............................ 1,418,689 2.67 4,547,122 10.60
Cacao ................................ 1,278,347 2.41 988,343 2.31
Goatskins ........................ 805,257 1.52 393,308 0.92
Cottonseed cake ................ 364,76.7 0.69 41,727 0.10
Logwood ......................... 104,828 0.20 88,575 0.21
M olasses .......................... ................ ........ 795,022 1.85
Sisal hand-bags ................ 344,953 0.65 255,369 0.59
All other ............................ 4,721,502 8.89 2,142,904 5.00
53,072,781 100.00 42,886,390 100.00
The relative importance of coffee as an item in Haiti's export trade increased in 1942-43, while the relative importance of sugar and .bananas declined.
Percentage of Exports by Ports
Port-au-Prince gained considerably in importance, in 1942-43, as a port of shipment of Haitian export products. The explanation lies, for the most part, in the fact that, during the year, coffee was shipped in considerable quantities, coastwise, to the Capital for transshipment to the United States. The decline in the export of bananas from provincial ports, however, was also a factor in strengthening, relatively, the position of Port-au-Prince.
The percentage of exports shipped through the various Haitian ports is shown in the following table:
1942-43 141.42
Per cent Per cent
Port-au-Prince .................................. 70.31 42.14
Fort-Libert6 ...................................... 15.60 16.06
Cap-H aitien ...................................... 6.34 10.36
Cayes ................................................ ........ 6.43
Saint-M arc ........................................ 3.92 6.00
Jacm el .............................................. 0.01 5.88
Gonaives ............................................ 1.81 4.18
Port-de-Paix .................................... 0.44 3.53
jhr m ie .............................................. 0.08 3.19
Petit-Goive ..................................... 1.37 1.22
M iragoane ....................................... 0.04 1.00




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Of total exports, 0.08 per cent, valued at Gdes. 40,194, was shipped through the Dominican frontier ports.
Principal Export Products Details concerning certain of Haiti's principal export products are presented below:
Coff ee
Coffee exports increased markedly both in volume and value in 1942-43, as compared with the previous year, as shown in the following table:
Tio' Gourdes
1942-43 ......*.................. 25,847,237 28,585,750
1941-42 ........................ 18,104,711 17,382,890
The United States in 1942-43 continued to be the chief purchaser of Haitian coffee although Canada took a share of the trade.
The following table shows the quantity of coffee exported during -the last two fiscal years, by countries of destination: 1942-43 1941-4-9
Kilos Per cent Kilos Per cent
Canada........................ 1,926 ,400 7.5 ........
Switzerland ..................... 308,006 1.2 40,000 0.
United States................... 23,519,187 '90.9 18,033,709 99.6
All other .......................... 93,650 0.4 31,002 0.2
25,847,237 100.0 18,104,711 100.0
Coffee exports, in 1942-43, made up some 53.86 per cent, in value, of total Haitian exports, and the revenue derived from these shipments was 91.50 per cent of total export revenue. The importance of coffee as a factor in Haitian economic life is readily apparent from the foregoing.
Cotton
The average price received for Haitian cotton in 1942-43 was somewhat higher than the price received for the previous year's crop. The increase was not sufficient, however, to compensate for a decline in the volume of total cotton exports. The total value received for 1942-43 cotton exports was Gdes. 2,148,929 as against Gdes. 2,359,852 for the previous year, the volume of cotton exports having declined from 2,289,530 kilos in 1941-42 to 2,001,899 kilos in 1942-43.
The average F. 0. B. prices received for, Haitian cotton during the last ten fiscal periods are shown below:
- Coton PicesGourde per kilo
1942-43........................................... 1.07
1941-42........................................... 1.03
1940-41........................................... 0.88
1939-40........................................... 0.98
1938-39 ........................................ 0.95
1937-38........................................... 1.12
1936-37........................................... 1.42
13-36........................................... 1.26
1934-35........................................... 1.24
1933-34........................................... 1.29




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Colombia, in 1942-43, once again, as in 1941-42, took almost all of Haitian cotton exports, although Cuba took a small amount and Cura~ao an amount much smaller even than Cuba's share.
Sugar
Sugar exports declined, sharply, in 1942-43, both in volume and value, as compared with the previous year, as shown below. The F.O.B. price of sugar, however, was higher in 1942-43 than in the previous year.
Sugar Exports
Kilos Gourdes
1942-43.......................... 11,534,422 3,373,835
1941-42.......................... 18,722,072 5,168,635
The average F.O.B. prices of sugar for the past twelve years, as computed from Customs records, are given below:
Sugar ricesGourds per kilo 1942-43 ........................................ 0.293
1941-42 ........................................ 0.276
1940-41.......................................... 0.103
1939-40 ........................................ 0.158
1938-39 ........................................ 0.131
1937-38 ........................................ 0.111
1936-37 ........................................ 0.124
1935-36 ........................................ 0.108
1934-35 ........................................ 0.106
1933-34 ........................................ 0.108
1932-33 ........................................ 0.090
1931-32 ........................................ 0.108
The United Kingdom, in 1942-43 once again, took the bulk of Haiti's sugar crop having purchased 11,246,966 kilos valued at Gdes. 3,286,049.
Bananas
Significant among the developments of 1942-43 was the apparent beginning of a revival of banana exports.
Total exports of bananas for the year were very much smaller, both in value and volume, than those for any recent year as shown below:
Banana Exports
Volume Value
Stems Courdes
1942-43 ............................ 603,695 1,418,689
1941-42............................ 1,931,305 4,547,122
1940-41............................ 3,283,645 7,761,732
WVhile exports for the year declined, the detailed figures of exports of bananas for the latter months of 1942-43, viewed in sequence, are encouraging as indicative of a trend. During the early months of the fiscal year, because of the lack of ships to transport bananas, exports of this pro-




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duct were almost completely stopped. During the summer of 1943, however, ships began once more to be made available for the transport of Haitian bananas to the United States, and each of the last three months of the fiscal year witnessed an increase in banana exports, both in volume and value, as compared with the previous month and with the same month of the previous year.
The following table shows the number of stems of bananas exported during, the fiscal year ended September 30, 1943, the value and the ports of shipment, compared with those of the previous fiscal year:
IM4-43 I94142
Stems Gouwdes Stems Gourdes
Cap-Haitien ............. 29,113 68,417 317,991 755,736
Cayes.............................. ........ 142,787 335,650
Gonalves.................... 9 232 27 63
jacmel........................ ....... ............ 94,095 221,122
Miragoane....................... ............ 39,085 91,851
Port-au-Prince.................. ............ 302,080 709,886
Port-de-Paix ............. 49,148 115,,497 354,470 833,006
Saint-Marc................ 525,336 1,234,543 680,770 1,599,808
603,695 1,418,689 1,931,305 4,547,122
Banana shipments decreased by 68.74 percent in quantity and by 68.80 per cent in value in 1942-43 as compared with, 194 1-42.
Export Volume and Values
The following table shows Haitian export tonnage and values of certain commodities, for the fiscal year 1942-43 compared with 1941-42:
19a2-43 1941-42
Metric Tons Gourdes Metric Tons Gossrdes
Coffee......................25,847 28,585,750 18,105 17,382,890
Cotton....................... 2,002 2,148,929 2,290 2,359,852
Cacao........................ 1,764 1,278,347 1,247 988,343
Sugar ....................... 11,651 3,427,291 19,366 5,426,468
Bananas .................... 11,808 1,418,689 37,776 4,547,122
All other................... 26,545 16,213,775 32,595 12,181,715
Total .................. 79,617 53,072,781 111,379 42,886,390
It will be seen from the above table that the decline in the total vol ume of Haiti's exports is attributable, for the most part, to the marked decline in shipments of bananas.
War Emergency Services
War conditions have resulted in an increase in the number of formalities involved in the transaction of business, In order that the-new requirements may, as little as possible, obstruct the normal process of trade, certain new Services have been set up. These include: Import Control
This Service was organized by the Haitian Department of Commerce and National Economy with a view to meeting, as of April 15, 1943, the new formalities involved in the importation of merchandise both of United States production and transit shipments through the United States.




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In view of measures applied in the United States by the (Board of Economic Warfare>> (which later became the Foreign Economic Administration), it was decided that, in general, every purchase order originating in Haiti should be accompanied by an Import Recommendation>> issued by the Import Control Service and approved by the Embassy of the United States.
Prior to April 15, 1943, the importation of only such products as were subject to export quotas in the United States, were subject also to special Haitian import controls. With respect to such products the Haitian <>, operating under the control of the Government Department of Commerce and National Economy issued a tCertificate of Necessity The Import Recommendation>> supplanted and extended the scope of the
<>.
In general, the new procedure was designed to enable the Haitian Government to control the distribution of the different categories of goods allocated to Haiti by the United States, and also to allocate available tonnage as wisely as possible among the different categories of merchandise, with a view to regulating arrivals in Haitian ports.
The <> formality has been extended, by special arrangement between the Governments of the United States and Canada, to include also purchases of Canadian goods.
- Up to September 30, 1943, more than 6,500 <> had been issued by the Import Control Service.
Gasoline Rationing
As early as July 1, 1942, a beginning was made of gasoline rationing in Haiti, 66 2/3 per cent of 1941 consumption having been distributed, without control over individual use, for the three months ended September 30, 1942.
With the beginning of the fiscal year at present under review, as of October 1, 1942,, the allocation of gasoline was still further reduced to 40 per cent of 1941 consumption, and it became necessary to devise a rationing system which would assure reasonable amounts of gasoline to individual users.
The 40 per cent of 1941 consumption, or 818,853 gallons, which represented the 1942-43 quota for the open market, was distributed by the Departement of Commerce and National Economy as follows:
Per cent
Non-Essential Public Services*
Missions and Companies recognized as being of
Public Utility 34.5
Embassy and Legations
Transport of Foodstuffs .............................................. 24.0
Public Transport ........................................................ 14.0
Private Transport ...................................................... 8.0
Doctors, Industrial workers, Travel, etc ..................... 19.5
T otal ................................................................ 100.0
*Public Services recognized as being (essential*> such, for example, as the armed forces, are subject to no restriction of the use of gasoline.




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Other petroleum products subject to rationing systems in Haiti are kerosene, gas oil and heavy diesel oil, the latter being used, exclusively, by the Electric Light Company of Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien. The heavy diesel oil quota for 1942-43, which represented 60 per cent of 1941 consumption, was considered insufficient to meet the country's requirements.
Tire Rationing
Although, as stated elsewhere in this Report, imports of tires for certain organizations engaged in the production of strategic materials increased markedly in 1942-43 as compared with the previous year, imports of tires for general public -use were low and the shortage in this latter category was felt.
A special Service was established, as of February 15, 1943, to take over the duties of a Committee which, up to that time, had rationed tires in Haiti.
During the entire fiscal year ended September 30, 1943, there was distributed a total of approximately:
1,061 tires and inner tubes for automobiles
1,511 tires and inner tubs for trucks
Autobuses have been constructed to help meet the transportation requirements of the population of Port-au-Prince. These autobuses connect the Capital with its principal suburbs and normally transport a daily average of 2,000 persons.
To Encourage Inter-:American Trade
Important among developments in the field of Haitian commercial policy during the fiscal year under review was the extension, by decree-law of May 19, 1943, of the (minimum tariff > to all the American Republics.
Somewhat more than eight years ago, as of April 15, 1935, the Haitian (1926) tariff was modified to provide for a 100%o increase over the established (1926) rates in the case of countries which, during the fiscal year October 1932-September 1933, did not buy Haitian goods valued, at least, at one per cent of total Haitian exports or whose sales to Haiti, during the period mentioned, were valued at less than one half of one per cent of total Haitian imports.
Special circumstances led to the enactment of the above measure. It was designed to assist in preserving certain Haitian sources of supply and certain markets for Haitian export products. During the course of time, especially after the outbreak of World War II, conditions changed and, in more recent years, the existence~of maximum and minimum tariff rates has served, at least in principle, to discourage the expansion of Haitian commercial relations with certain countries of the Western Hemisphere.
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Brazil. With a view to encouraging the development of trade, not only with Brazil, but also with other American Republics subject to the imaximum>> tariff, action was taken, as indicated above, to extend the eminimum>> tariff to all countries of the Western Hemisphere.
Certain countries, notably in the Near East and Far East, still remain, for the present, subject to the rmaximum>> tariff. The question of extending to these countries the benefit of the <> tariff will, presumably, be taken up at a more appropriate moment when trade with them has, once more, become a practical possibility.
Air Transport Gains
The use of air transport facilities for passenger and freight traffic between Haiti and the North and South American continents and the islands of the Caribbean area, continued to expand during the fiscal year ended September 30, 1943, as shown by the following tables compiled from Pan American Airways records:
Passenger Traffic
194-43 1941-42
Incoming passengers ............. 1,243 1,041
Outgoing passengers.. ... ......... 1,580 1,567
Total ............................................ 2,823 2,608
The number of Pan American commercial aircraft landing in Port-auPrince during the fiscal year 1942-43 was 2,093 or an average of more than five a day.
The expansion of Air Express traffic was more marked than the expansion of passenger traffic, outgoing shipments having increased by some 137 per cent and incoming shipments having increased by some 73 per cent as shown below:
Air Express
(No. of packages) (No. of packages)
1942-43 1941-42
Incoming shipments ................................ 2,339 1,352
Outgoing shipments ................................ 1,618 682
Expansion of exports, by Air, of sisal hand-bags and other novelties produced by hand out of Haitian raw materials, to which reference has been made elsewhere in this Report, should be recalled in considering the large increase shown above, in outgoing shipments by Air Express.
K L M Establishes Service
During the fiscal year under review, arrangements were completed whereby the KLM (Royal Dutch Air Lines) will include Port-au-Prince on regular North and Southbound flights. The first official flight of this new Service was made on August 18th. The Company's contract with the




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Haitian Government was, however, made public only on September 27, and to the end of the fiscal year, no more than a beginning had been made of developing Haitian freight and passenger traffic by KLM planes.
Domestic Air Mail Service Inaugurated
Difficulties of communication by road, especially during periods of bad weather, between Port-au-Prince and provincial cities have, in the past, on occasion, seriously handicapped the transaction of business, both Government and private. During the year under review, an important step was taken toward solving this problem through the establishment of a domestic Air Mail Service.
What is thought to be the earliest mention of a domestic Air Mail Service in Haiti is a notice published towards the end of January, 1925, regarding semi-weekly flights between Port-au-Prince and Cap-HaYtien. With the cooperation of United States Marine Corps planes and pilots, this Service was subsequently extended to include several of the principal provincial cities. Following discontinuance of this early venture, however, Haiti was, until 1943, for many years, dependent entirely on motor and animal transportation for the distribution of domestic mail.
On May 31, 1943, a new domestic Air Mail Service was established with the help of the Air Corps of the Garde d'Ha'iti. Plans called for regular flights three times a week between Port-au-Prince and Cap-Halitien, Port-de-Paix, Gonaives, M61e Saint-Nicolas and Hinche, on the one hand, and Port-au-Prince and Cayes, Jacmel and JNremie, on the other.
In this connection, it should be reported that construction work was carried forward in 1942-43 by the Department of Public Works, on Landing Fields at Port-au-Prince, Pignon, Hinche, Anse- -Pitres, Jacmel, CapHaitien, Ouanaminthe, Gonaives, Port-de-Paix, M61e Saint-Nicolas, Cayes, Jir6mie and Eaux Gaillies (Thomazeau).
It would be difficult to exaggerate the importance to Haiti of improved postal facilities of this character.
Change in Membership of Bank Board
Through the death of Mr. Edmond Etienne, which occurred at Portau-Prince on May 20, 1943, the Board of Directors of the Banque Nationale de la R~publique d'HaYti lost one of its most valued members.
Mr. Etienne was replaced, as a member of the Bank Board, by Mr. Serge L~on Defly, a Haitian official of wide experience in the fields of finance and diplomacy. Immediately prior to his appointment as a member of the Board, Mr. Defly had been serving as his country's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
Social Security Fund
On May 17, 1943, a decree-law was published establishing a Social Security Plan for day laborers employed by agricultural organizations, the




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necessary funds to be derived from an obligatory contribution of one gourde, deducted fortnightly from the workers' wages.
The Social Security Fund is administered by a Board of Directors consisting of the Secretaries of State for Finance and for Agriculture, the Co-President of the Banque Nationale de la R~publique d'Halti, the Direc tor of the Public Health Service, and two other members chosen by the President of the Republic.
The purpose of the plan, as expressed in the decree-law which sanctions it, is to aid day laborers engaged in agricultural work who are unable to support, themselves and their families on account of (a) old age; (b) accident, (c) loss of the use of land due to the execution of the Government's 'War Program. In the latter case, funds are made available to establish the interested parties elsewhere and to finance the production of exportable commodities or foodstuffs.
As of the end Of the fiscal year, an amount of Gdes. 340,15 1.81 stood on the books to the credit of the Social Security Fund.
Control of Coastwise Traffic
Creation, in 1942, within the framework of the Customs Administration, under the direction of the Banque Nationale de la R~publique d'Halfti, Fiscal Department, of a Central Port Service designed to increase the security of Haitian ports, was reported in last year's Annual Report.During the year under review, in addition to other activities, the Port Service reported progress in registering, classifying and establishing control over the many small sailing vessels which operate in coastal waters. This aspect of the work of the Port Service is believed to deserve special mention here. Although designed primarily as a military measure, the control, which tends also to increase the security of life and property at sea will, it is hoped, continue after the cessation of hostilities and prove to be permanently beneficial.
During the fiscal year 1 942-43, a beginning was made of registering all vessels more than eighteen feet long engaged in Haitian coastwise trade. A full description of each vessel with the name of the owner and crew, has been obtained and made a matter of record. Each vessel has received an identifying number and this number has been prominently printed on the sail and on the hull. As of the end of the fiscal year, a total of 348 vessels engaged in Haitian coastwise trade had thus been numbered and marked.
Experience has proved that there is heavy mortality among Haitian coastwise vessels and among the persons who operate and travel on them. Lack of adequate inspections, a tendency to overload and overcrowd and uncertain weather conditions in the Haitian area, have all contributed to bring about this result. The Port Service has endeavored to correct the situation by making inspections and by limiting and controlling the amount of cargo loaded and persons carried:7 It is believed that as a result




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of' these measures the situation which previously existed has tended to improve. The Port Service reports with regret, however, that during the year under review, a total of 34 sailing vessels were lost along the Haitian.coast or, in Haitian harbors, chiefly as a result of storms, and that 26 persons lost their lives in these accidents.
Joint Action for Highway Maintenance
Plans for cooperation between the Public Roads Administration of the United States of America and the Haitian Department of Public Works for the rehabilitation, as an emergency measure, of certain roads linking Haiti and the Dominican Republic were embodied in a memorandum signed by representatives of the two Government Departments concerned on November 30, 1942. These plans were subsequently confirmed by decree of the President of Haiti dated January 5, 1943.
As of January 11, 1943, work was begun on reconstructing the 120 kilometers (approximately 75 miles) of road connecting Beudet-Mirebalais-Lascahobas-Carizal. Heavy floods in June completely destroyed.
certain portions of this road between Morne-a-Cabrit and Mirebalais. Plans wore later made for surveys of new roads to replace the destroyed portions of the old,. and as of the end of the fiscal year, the; work was reported to be progressing.
As of May 3, 1943, reconstruction of some 60 kilometers: (approximately 38 miles) of the Cazeau-Malpasse road was undertaken. As of the end of. the fiscal year work on the project was reported to be some 75 per cent completed.
OilExploration Undertaken
"On October 19, 194, a decree-law was published, ratifying an agreement of September 28, 1942, entered into between the Haitian Government and the Atlantic Refifning Company, modifying the contract of August 14,' 1939, which conceded to a citizen of the' United States of America, Harold C. Bishop, the exclusive right to prospect and exploit, in determined areas of the Republic, petroleum, natural gases and other hydrocarbonic substances with the exception of lignite and coal. This concession of August 14, 1939, was subsequently assigned -to the Atlantic Refining Cqmnpany.
..The new agreement clarifies certain provisions of the original contract with.a view toassuring better execution of reciprocal commitments. .,During the fiscal year 1942-43, the Atlantic Refining Company, in anticipation of the inauguration of active operations, paid taxes on 171,67,6 hectares of land (approximately 424,218 acres) chosen by the Company for exploration..
American Sanitary Mission
Organization, in May 1942, under the control of the Office of the CoOrdinator of Inter-American Affairs, of an American Sanitary Mission to




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undertake health and sanitation activities in Haiti, in conjunction with the Service National d'Hygi~ne Publique>>, was reported in the Annual Report of the Fiscal Department for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1942.
During the fiscal year at present under review, the American Sanitary Mission completed fourteen projects. Seven of these were for malaria control drainage in the districts of Port-au-Prince, M61e Saint-Nicolas, and Petit-Goive, the Petit-Goive drainage being supplementary to the work of the Rockefeller Foundation. Other projects completed, included construction of two markets in the Port-au-Prince district, construction of a Quarantine Station in Port-au-Prince Bay, construction af a diet kitchen for the Public Health Nursing School at the General Hospital, construction of a barracks and sanitary installations at Fort Lamentin, construction of small houses for > removed from the slum area adjacent to the Pan American airplane base and a recreation center for the service men at Bowen Field.
The Mission whose work, according to present plans, will continue through 1946, had under way, as of September 30, 1943, twelve health and sanitation projects designed, chiefly, to combat malaria and yaws in the districts of Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Aux Cayes, Port-de-Paix, CapHaItien and Petit-Goive, while seven new projects were pending.
Soci6t6 Haltiano-Amfricaine de Dveloppement Agricole (SHADA)
Brief reference was made in last year's Annual Report to plans for the intensive cultivation by SHADA, operating in conjunction with the Rubber Reserve Company,.. of 'Cryptostegia, a rapidly growing plant, indigenous to Haiti, the latex of which produces rubber of a superior quality.
During the fiscal year ended September 30, 1943, although work was carried forward on SHADA's long term development program, public interest centered, for the most part, on Cryptostegia. This interest was natural in view of the special problems created by the war emergency; of the experimental character of Cryptostegia cultivation, and of the relatively important amounts of money made available for the work.
Many unknown factors were involved in the development of the Cryptostegia program, chief among which was, perhaps, the question of whether or not the plant was subject to attack by serious pests. Towards the end of the fiscal year, a severe infestation of beetle grubs was found in the Artibonite area and, as a result, Cryptostegia activities in that area were liquidated. The original program of 85,000 to 100,000 acres was thus reduced to about 65,000 by the liquidation of the Artibonite area. Labor difficulties, spots of poor land in some areas and lack of suitable land in other areas further reduced the total area to be planted to approximately 45,000 acres.




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As will be recalled, SHADA's regular activities include the production of hevea rubber, sisal and lumber, while a Handicrafts Division encourages weaving and the individual production of embroidery and novelties out of native raw materials. Under these Several headings, progress was reported during the fiscal year under review.
Towards the middle of the' year,' it was estimated that SHADA was employing, on its Cryptostegia and regular programs combined, a total of some 86,000 persons. Of this figure, field labor was estimated to constitute some 85 per cent. Statistics published elsewhere in this Report show the extent to which currency circulation and bank deposits increased in Haiti during the fiscal year 1942-43. The activities of SHADA were an important factor in bringing about this increase. The figures, taken in conjunction with the employment figures quoted above, are an indication of the character and importance of SHADA'S role in Haiti's economic life.
Conclusion
During the fiscal year ended September 30, 1943, commercial and financial operations were adjusted to meet new requirements arising out of war conditions. Prices, in general, were rising throughout the year and Haitian economy benefited accordingly. The value of imports and exports was substantially higher than. during 1941-42 and Government receipts both from Customs duties and internal taxes showed marked gains.
Although the shipping shortage continued to make itself felt and sea transport services continued to function irregularly, Haiti's essential requirements were met in 1942-43. The year's results appear to prove that, although abnormal conditions have resulted in dislocations of trade and although commercial and financial operations are handicapped by prohibitions and restrictions of various sorts, the effect of the war on Haitian economy has, on the whole, been beneficial.
The immediate future, therefore, appears to be assured.
And yet it would seem unwise either to derive satisfaction from the present or to look ahead with complacency.,
The improvement in economic conditions reported for 1942-43 resulted from entirely artificial stimuli. It was not the result either of normal growth or healthy development. The removal or alteration of the artificial stimuli which will, necessarily, result from changes in the war situation, are ever-present sources of potential danger. There can be no assurance regarding the longer-term future of Haiti so long as war conditions continue to be the dominant factor in the country's economic life. For this reason it 'Would seem unwise to look beyond the immediate present and, by the same token, it would seem unwise to enter into commitments relating to an uncertain longer-term future.




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This said, it may be permitted to close the present Report on a note of guarded .optimism. War conditions which, it seemed for a time, might prove disastrous to Haiti have, on the whole, with the practical help extended by the United States of America, resulted in a form of prosperity. While there should be no illusion regarding the character of this prosperity, the outlook, for the immediate future, at least, appears to be relatively bright.
Respectfully submitted,
THOMAS PEARSON
Vice President, Fiscal Department Banque Nationale de la R~publique d'Haiti.
W. H. WILLIAMS
Co-President of the Board of Directors and General Manager of the Banque Nationale de la R6publique d'Haiti.




TABLES







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TABLE No. 1
VALUE OF IMPORTS AND EXPORTS, AND EXCESS OF IMPORTS OR EXPORTS FISCAL YEARS 1916-17 TO 1942-43
Imports Exports Total Excess Excess
Imports Exports
Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
1916-17 .............................................................. 43,030,428 44,664,428 87,694.856 .................... 1,634,000
1D17-1 8 .......................................................... 50,903.46S 38.717.650 89,621,118 12,185,818 ...................
1919-19 .............................................................. 85,598,041 123,811.096 209,399,137 .............. 38,223,055
1919-20 ..................................................... 136,992,055 108,104,639 245,096,694 28.887,416 ............... ....
1920-21 ......... . .. 59,786,029 32.952,045 92,738,074 26,833,984 ......
1921-22 ............................................................ 61,751,355 53,.561,050 115,312,405 8190,305
1922-23 ......... 70,789,815 72,955,000 143.744.875 .................... 2,166,245
1923-24 ................ ... 73,480,640 70.881.610 144,362,250 2,599,00 ....................
1924-25 ................... 101,187,825 97,018.810 198,206,635 4,169,015 ....................
1925-26:. .................... 94,257,030 101,241,025 195,498,055 ................... 6.983.996
1926-27 ....... ..................... 78,756,600 76,495,442 155,252,042 2,261,158 ....................
1927-28. ................. ..... 101.241.283 113,336,230 214,577513 .................. 12,094,947
192-29 ... ...... .......... 86,189,612 83,619,167 169.808,779 2,570,445 ....................
1929-30 ............................................. 64,208,132 70.722,835 134,930,967 ................... 6,514,703
1300-31 .... .. 47,881,591 44.817,093 92,698,684 3.064,498 ...................
19 1=2. .................................................. 37,305,551. 36,106,394 73.411.945 1.199.157 ...................
1932-3 ..-...--. 38,333.943 46.650.366 84,984.309 ....... 8,316,423
IM3.34....... ......... ..... 45,685,208 51.546,191 97,231,399 5,860.983
194-35 ......................... .41,161,621 35.629.205 76,790.826 5.52416 ........ ..........
1935-36 ............ ... ......... 37,920,626 47,238594 85.159,220 9,317,968
1936-37 ...................................4,075,660 44,854,450 90,930.110 1,221,210 ...............
1937-38 ..... ..... .. ... . .. 37.973,889 34,731,952 72,705,841 3,241,937 ...................
1938-39 ................................. 40,903,683 36,338,175 77,241,858 4.565,508 .................
99-40 ......... ............ .. 3J,700,574 26,995,200 66,695,774 12.705,374 ..............
940-4L .................. 37,155,548 33,286,57 70,442,085 3,869.011 ..................
1941-42 ... ........... 42.285,166 42.886,390 85,171,556 601.224
19V243 ...... .. .............. .... 49,202,511 53,072.781 102,275,292 ................ 3870.270
Total ................................ . 1,649.747.884 1,622,234.415 3.271,982.299 123,096,282 95.5W,813
TABLE No. 2
VALUE OF IMPORTS SHOWING COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN IN PERCENTAGES FISCAL YEARS 1916-17 TO 1942-43
Average Average Average Average
, Country of Origin 1916-17- 1926-27- 1936-37- 1940-41 1941.42 1942-43 L916-171925-26 1935-36 1940-41 1942-43
Per cent Per cent Per cent Per cent Per cent Per cent Per cent
United Kingdom ................... ................... 6.81 8.66 11.97 6.29 2.85 1.59 7.62
United States ........... 892.58 64.60 64.66 83.12 76.21 76.74 74.48
Argentina... ....... . ... ... .......... .......... 0.25 0.67 2.66
Bahama Islands ......................... 0.05 0.07 0.09 0.14 0.14
Be!gium ...................... .............. 1.22 1.98 0.01 0.01
British India ................... ........ 0.07 0.50 0.24 0.76 1.40
Canada. .............. 0.74 1.85 1.60 3.01 1.35
Canal Zone .......... 0.14 0.09 0.06 0.01 ............
Cuba ....... .......................................... ... ... 0.22 0.41 0.73 0.84 1.02
Curaao...... ................ 1.61 1.82 2.58 3.30 2.66
Czechoslovakia,...............................0.35 0.43 ......... ......
Denmark ........................................... ..... 0.30 0.17 ..........
Dominican Republic ....................................... 0.48 0.26 0.22 0.91 0.20
France..,.................. ...... 10.61 6.25 3.05 0.12 0.13 .......... 17.90
Germany ..................................................... ... 4.80 3.85 0.01 ............ ..........
Guiana. British .................. .. .. 0.09 0.01 .... ............
Italy ....................... 0.87 0.77 0A 0.01 ..........
Jamaica ....................... 0.11 0.05 0.05 0.06
Japan ...... .... ................... 4.71 4.07 2.88 0.02
Mexico... 0.03 10.08 11.91
Ne.herlands ................................................. 2 1.1 .. .........
Norway ....................... .... 0.28 0.18 ........ .......... ........
Paerto Rico .............................................. 1.42 0.5 0.40 0.22
Spain ................................ ........ 0.0 0.05 0.01 .........
SXweden ........................................ ..... ..... 0.06 0.'11 ............ ............ .......... .
Switzerland .................................. 0.14 0.22 0.26 0.13 0.15
Trinidad .............. .......... 0.0 .1 .
Venezuela ............................ 0.11 ........ ..
All other ................... .. 0.24 1.69 0.93 0.68 0.14
Total .................................................. W1 1W.00 100.00 1. 00 O 100.00 10 100




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TABLE No. 3
VALUE OF EXPORTS SHOWING COUNTRIES OF DESTINATION IN PERCENTAGES FISCAL YEARS 1916-17 TO 1942-43
Average Average Average Average
Country of Destination 1916-17- 1926-27- L96-37- 1940-41 I94d-42 1942-43 1916-171925-26 1935-36 1940-41 1942-43
Per cent Per cent Per cent Per cent Pet cent Per cent Per cent
United Kingdom ............... ; ............................. .293 9.95 15.37 1.27 11.69 6.19 6.56
United States .................................................... 27.91 9.05 48.90 87.77 79.44 80.46 25.01
Bahama Islands ............................................. 0.06 0.28 0.43 0.92 1.72
&Igium .............. 7.45 8.94 ....... .
Canada ................................ 0.65 1.63 4.16 0.73 4.67
Canal Zone ............ ....................... 0.10 0.07 0.09 0.01 0.09
Colombia ................ 0.02 5.50 3.89
Cuba........................................... .0. 0.01 0.02 0.15 0.87
Curagao ...................... 0.20 0.40 0.07 0.94 0.45
Denmark .......................... 7.50 3.39 ....... .............
Dominican Republic .......... 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.47 .26
Finland ................................................... 0.10 0.16 ........... ...........
France .............................................................. 4.924 10.57 ........ ......... ..
French Africa ...................... ... ............ 69.16 0.1 0.05 ....... ....... ... .... 68.43
Germany ........................................................... 3.70 1.87 ... .......... .....
Italy ......... ....... 6.32 1.95 ...... .. ........ .... .
Jamaica .................... 0.02 0.05 0.09 0.03 0.03
Japan. ............... .......... ..... .. 0.40 1.58 3.55
Netherlands. ... ................. ...... ....... 1.58 1.39 ........ .......
Norway ............................................................ 0.32 0.63 .......
Puerto Rico ......... ........... 0.17 0.01 ..... .......... 005
Spain .. ........................................ ............. ..... ... 1.70 ...... ..... .. ......... ........... .. ...
Sweden............... 0,46 0.85 ........... .... ...."...
Switzerland .................... .................................. 0.51 0.08 0.11
Virgin Islands ......... .......... 0.08 0.24 0.06 ........ 0.01
All other .............................. 0.14 1.14 2.38 ........... 0.61
Total ............... ............. 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 1000 0 0
TABLE No. 4
VALUE OF TOTAL FOREIGN COMMERCE BY COUNTRIES IN PERCENTAGES FISCAL YEARS 1916-17 TO 1942-43
Average Average Average Averae
Country 1916-17- 1926.27- 1936-37- 1940-41 1941-42 1942.43 1916-171 2 1935-36 140-41 194-43
Per rent Per cent Per cent Per cent Per cent Per cent Per cent
United Kingdom........... ............. 4.99 9.27 13.32 3.92 7.28 3.98 7.10
United Sates ................................ 68 36.16 57.40 85.34 77.84 78.67 49.95
. .......... 0.13 0.34 1.40
Bahama Islands._ -................... 0.0 0.17 0.26 0.53 0.96
.................... 4.42 5.21 .......... ............
British India ............. 0.03 0.27 0.13 0.38 0,68
Canada ............. 0.69 1.72 2.81 1.87 3.07
Canal Zone ....... ......... 0.11 0.03 0.08 0.01 0.05
Colombia W....i 1.03 2.77 2.02
0.44 0.22 0.39 0.49 0.94
Curajao..L............. ...... 0.39 1.16 1.39 2.11 1.51
Czechoslovakia................... ............ 0.07 0.35 ......... ..........
3.98 1.69 ......... .. .
Dominican Repsblc...................... 0.24 0.14 0.12 0.69 0.23
Finland................................. 0.05 0.13 0.10 ...........
France ................. 26.35 6.67 0.06 0.06 ........
French .Afria ........... .............. 0.06 0.03 ..........
Germany................................. ... 3S.12 4.21 2.90 ...... ......... ........... 42.95
Guiana. B r iti. 0.05 0.01 .. ........... ..........
Ialy ................. ..... ........... 3.65 1.36 0.03 0.01 ...........
Jamaica0......0...5.... ............... 0.06 0.07 0.07 0.04 0.02
Japan_; ..2.52 2.95 3.20 0.01 ..........
S. 0.01 0.03 0.07 .......... ...........
Mexico .0.01 5.00 5.73
S...........05 1.27 ......... ..........
Norway ...... ................... 0.31 0.39 .... ...........
Puerto Rico ....................... 0.79 0.30 0.21 0.12 0.04
Spain ..... ......... 0.9 0.02 0.03 ...........
Sweden .......... .... ................. 0.27 0.47 ........... .......... ...
Switzerland....__-.. ...................... 0.07 0.45 0.17 0.12 0.43
Trinidad ........ ...... ..... ...... . ....... .......... 0.01 ..... 0.01 ..... ............
Venezuela ................................ 0.05 ....... ................
Virgin 2,ns.. ............. 0.05i 0.11 "0.03 ... 0.01
All other ........................................ 0.15 1.15 0.41 0.33 0.26
Total. .........- ........... 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 10D.00 100.00 100.09




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TABLE No. 5
VALUE AND PERCENTAGE OF VALUE OF IMPORTS, EXPORTS AND TOTAL FOREIGN COMMERCE BY COUNTRIES-FISCAL YEAR 1942-43
Country Imports Exports Total
A tGourdes Per cent Gourdes Per cent Gourdes Per cent
Argentina ........... .......... -..................... .............. 1,308.131 2.66 125.504 0.24 1.433.6 5 1.40
Australia ...... ............ 3,920 0.01 ................ 3,920 ...........
Bahama Islands .......................... .... 66,677 0.14 913,821 1.72 980,498 0.96
Barbados ..... ....................... .. 196,911 0.37 196,9n 0.19
Brazil ............................. 16,601 0.03 .............. .......... 16,601 0.02
British Africa ....... ............... 4.829 0.01 ................ ... 4,829 0.01
British India ..................................... .61,199 1.40 ................ 691,199 0.68
Canada ............................................... 662,23S 1.35 2,479,131 4.67 3,141,369 3.07
Canal Zone ..................................................... 19 46,217 0.09 46,236 0.05
Chile ........... ........................................ ...... 1,153 0.01 ................ ............ 5,153 0.01
China ............................................. .... ...... 2,3s0 0.01 ............... ........ 2.380 ............
Colombia ............................................ ........ 432 ............ 2.061,360 3.89 2,061.792 2.02
Costa Rica .......................................... _. ............. . ............ L 12 ........... 1,126 ............
Cuba ................................................... 3.137 1.02 462,360 0.87 965,497 0.94
Curacao ............................ 1 LD909 2.66 236,076 0.45 1,545,485 .1.51
Dominican Republic ............. f9S 8.69 0.20 139,622 0.26 238,491 0.23
Dutch East Indies ...... ......................16.02 0.01..216.3 0.02
Ecuador .............................................................. 7,857 0.02 ... ....."... 7.857 0.01
Egypt .......................... ... 265 .......... . ............ .......... 265 ............
France ...................................... 1,908 ........... ............. .......... 1,908 ..........
French Guiana .................................................. 175 ... ........ . .. 175 ............
French Indo-China ........ . 1,364....................... 1,364 ...........
Germany ............................................................ 4,185 0.01 ............ .. .4.185 ...........
Greece .......... 851 ............ ................ 851 .........
Guadeloupe .... ........................................ ................ .. ...55 ......
Guatemala ...... ...... .......... 29 .... 289 .......
Jamaica ....................................................... ... 3.625 0.01 16.555 0.0 20,180 0.02
Japan ....................... ....... ........ 219. ............ ............... .... .... 239 ............
Martinique ...................... 3,072 0.01 .............. ........... 3,072 ............
Mexico ............................................. 5,861,793 11.91 100 ........... 5,861.893 5.73
Netherlands .. ... .........................................856
Peru .............................. 1.044 ............ .............. 1,044 ............
Portugal ..................... 104...................... 104 .......... 104
Puerto Rico ..................................................... 13,575 0.03 28,406 0.06 41.981 0.04
Switzerland ........................ 71,602 0.15 37.000 0.70 443,602 0.43
Trinidad ... .. 1,678 ....................... .... 1.678 ..........
United Kingdom ..................... 781.659 1.59 3,266,091 6.19 4,067.750 3.98
United States ................. ............ 7.756,171 76.74 42,703.911 80.46 80,460.082 78.67
Venezuela ....... ............ ...16 144
Virgin Island................................ 1.054 .......... 3,569 0.01 4.623 0.01
Total ........................ .. .............. 49,202,511 100.00 53,072,781 100.00 102,275.292 100.00
TABLE No. 6
VALUE OF: IMPORTS BY PORTS OF ENTRY
FISCAL YEARS 1916-17 TO 1942-43
Average Average Average Average
Port :of Entry 1916-17-- 1996-27- 1936-37- 1940.41 1941-42 1942-43 1916-171925-26 1935-36 1940-41 1942-43
Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
Aquin ........... 13,469 7,801 852 154 74 175 54,341
Belladere .................................. 3,241 101.408 6.159 26,879 83.197 31.384 54,699
Cap-Haitien ........... 9,140,330 5,562.835 2.895.820 2,473.550 1.09,989 1.393,043 6,089,399
Cayes ..................................... 6,941.638 3,611.826 1.570,564 0972.574 86.171 86,084 '4.234,619
Fort Liberti ..................... 438 185,259 372.167 465.084 282,870 787,410 177,336
Glore ..... ..... ............. 40,783 2"s, 7.726 6.794 6,183 3.07M 27,078
Gonaives ................................... 3.827,411 2,427.296 1,153,660 899.316 477.516 62,065 2,550,165
Jacmel ....................... ... 4,.81,124 2,358.491 465,794 362.721 197.628 43,807 2.517,280
Jermie ..........,............... 1,761,355 1,493,372 645,467 20,291 66,414 32.5 1.362.578
Miragoine .............................. 737.293 525,629 123,347 71,428 41,U9 870 492,164
Ouanaminthe .......... .......... 157,025 88,359 7.686 3,356 105,869 15,581 96,804
Peti-Goe........... 2.378,240 1,016.732 201.348 60,364 83,3896 5793 1.297.987
Port-au-Prince .............. 43,S00,513 37,570.158 31.087.809 29,580.143 36.349.510 46.121.522 38.94.770
Port-de.Paix ......... 2,073.102 1.252,321 592,156 464,870 402.304 11L807 1.360,338
Saint-Marc .................... 2,595,70 1 .392 1.174.416 1248.020 21.5 187.296 1.838,216
Total .................................... 77,776,669 57.868.417 40.361,871 37.155.546 42.285.166 49.202,511 61.101.774




42 BANQUE NATIONALE DE LA REPUBLIQUE D'HAITI
TABLE No. 7
VALUE OF EXPORTS BY PORTS OF SHIPMENT
FISCAL YEARS 1916-17 TO 1942-43
Average Average Average Average
Port of Shipment 1916-17- 1926-27- 1936-37- 1940-41 1941-42 1942-43 1916-171925-26 1935-36 1940-41 1942-43
Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
Aquin........................................ 885,740 230,984 72,419 .............. ...... 427,012
Belladire............................ ..... 26 5,218 687 63 1,626 4,201 2,285
Cap-Haitien.......................... 10,198,117 7,384,037 3.125,869 3,929.861 4,444,478 3,364,674 7,380,001
Cayes....... .................... 5,597,901 5.048.557 3.220,716 2,915.867 2,7157,730 ................ 4,641,700
Fort Libert......................... L92,902 956,600 3,174,146 3,678,030 6,889,179 8,278,854 1,575,325
Glore ....................................... 5,507 109 295 1,370 717 403 2,176
Gonalves.................................... 5,776,860 5.661,902 2,259,227 1,728,890 1,792,791 959,601 4,756,894
Jacmel...................................... 9,323,878 7.955.531 2,293.026 2,164,248 2,521.672 4,174 6,917.965
Jirimie........................... ..... 3,288,170 3.585,632 754.795 387,707 1,368,195 41,237 2,737,831
Miragoane.............................. 1,440,325 1,797,392 733,111 384,539 429.205 23,548 1,351,684
Ouanaminthe....................... 8,150 2,111 1,317 251 910 35,590 5,396
Petit-Golve............................. 7,002,317 5,810,627 1,600,940 1,081.179 522,427 725,013 5,088,207
Port-au-Prince....................... 21,105.030 14.301.396 14,047,079 14,020,174 18,072,197 37,318.706 17,788,539
Port-de.Paix................... 3,904,587 2,915.228 1,446,895 1.96,076 1,512,062 235,701 2,891,867
Saint-Marc........................... 5,511,232 4,960.828 2.510.741 1,058,282 2.573.192 2.081.079 4,515;874
Total......... .............. 74,390,742 60.616,152 35.241,263 33286.537 42.886,390 53.072,781 60.082.756
TABLE No. 8
VALUE AND PERCENTAGE OF VALUE OF IMPORTS, EXPORTS AND
TOTAL FOREIGN COMMERCE BY PORTS-FISCAL YEAR 1942-43
Imports Exports Total
Gourdes Per cent Gourdes Per cent Gourdes Per cent
Aquin ...... ............................................ 175 ............ ............... ........... 175 ...
Belladire ............................ ......................... 31,384 0.06 4,201 0.01 35.585 0.03
Cap-Haitien............................. ... 1,393,043 2.83 3,364,674 6.34 4,757,717 4.65
Cayes....................................................... 86,084 0.17 .................. ......... 86,084 0.08
Fort Libert i.................................................. 787,410 1.60 8,.278,854 15.60 9,066,264 8.87
Glore ....................................................... 3,079 0.01 403 ....... 3,482 .-Gonalves........................................ ..... 62,065 0.13 959.601 1.81 1.021.666 1.00
Jacmel ..................................................... ... 43,807 0.09 4,174 0.01 47,981 0.05
Jirimie .................................................................. 352,595 0.72 41.237 0.08 393,832 0.39
Miragoine.................................................................... 870 ............ 23,548 0.04 24,418 0.02
Ouanaminthe.............................................. ....... 15,581 0.03 35,590 0.07 51,171 0.05
Petit-Gove.......................................... 5,793 0.01 725,013 1.37 730,806 0.71
Port-au-Prince. ......................... .. 46,121,522 93.74 37,318,706 70.31 83,440,228 81.59
Port-de-Paix ................................................. 111,807 0.23 235.701 0.44 347,508 0.34
Saint-Marc .......................... ........................... 187,296 0.38 2.081,079 3.92 2,268,375 2.22
Total.................................................... 49.202511 100.00 53.072.781 100.00 10275.292 100.00




REPORT OF FISCAL DEPARTMl1NT-APPtNDfCE9 43
TABLE No. 9
NET TONNAGE OF SAILING VESSELS-IN FOREIGN COMMERCE ENTERED BY REGISTRY AND MONTHS-FISCAL YEAR 1942-43
Sailing Vessels Entered
British Haitian All other Total
Months
No. Tonnage No. Tonnage No. Tonnage No. Tonnage
October 1942 ........................................ 33 318 1 .... ................ 34
November............................................. 42 428 2 12..................... 44 44
December ............................................. 30 299 1 6 ..... ........ 31 W5o
January 1943 ........................................ 3 W, 416 .................. .................. 33 416
February .............................................. 40 542 1 6 ...................... 41 548
March.................................................. 35 458 2 12 1 78 38 548
April.................................................... 44 490 2 12 ...................... 46 5
May .................................................... 43 477 2 18 ...................... 45 496
June............................................... 42 436 1 6 ....................... 43 442
July..................................................... 41 199 1 6 ...................... 42 4OM
August....................z ................................-...32 273..... ........ ..... ........
September............................................. 36 296 ........ ........... 1 78 37 374
Total............................................. 451 4.832 13 84 2 156 466 5,0172




TABLE No. 10
VALUE OF IMPORTS BY REGISTRY OF CARRYING VESSELS-FISCAL YEAR 1942-43
Merchan- Merchan. HonduCountry dise free disc subject American British Dutch Norwegian ranian All other Total Pet cent
of duty to duty
Gourd%3 Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
Argentina .......... ... .............. . .. .... ............................. 1.308,098 3,9 I 16,9 ............... 21 577,195 599,969 1,30S,131 2.66 W
Australia ............................. ................................ ......... ................ 3,90 ............ 3,920 3920 0.01 >
Bahama Islands ................... .............. ......................................... ............ 66,677 ....... . "7.8 ................. ................ ..............,48 66.677 0.14 z
Vrazil ... ........ ......... 12,550 4.051 4,642 .............. ................ 1 11,958 ............... 16,601 0.03 m
British Africa ............................. ....... ....... . .. 4,829 ................................ 4,829........... 4,829 0.01
British India ............................................ .. ... . ..... 691,199 ............... ............... 11,954 ................ 679,245 ................ 691,199 1.40 Z
Canada ..................... ..... .. 22,07 3 9,631 2.265 98.363. ............... 1.385 5,225 ............... 6 8.38 1.36 >
Canal Zone ... ............. ..................... 19 19 ... ....... .. 19 ................
Chile ................. ... ... ...... ........ ..... 5,153. ................ ........... 5,077 ................ 5.153 0.01
China .............. ..... ...................... .............. ... ...... 2,380 ............... 17 ....... ............... 2,363 ............... 2,380 0.01 Z
Colombia ..... .............. . ....... .... .......................................... 432 2 .. ............................................... 370 432
Cuba ........................................... .. .. ......................................... 195,422 307,715 43.474 154,082 72 30,551 274,958 503,137 1.02 m
Curafa ........................................................................................... "22.578 986.831 5S9.940 5,378 42. 416 ............... ............... 671,65 1. 9, 409 2.66.
Dominican Republic ........................................................................ 8,540 90,329 5,067 ................ ............... ................ ................ 93,802 9 .69 0.20 1
Dutch East Indies ......................................... ..... .............. ................ ......... 16,023 16,020 0.03
Ecuador ... ...................................... 7,57 ............... 5,551 ........ ................ ................ 2,306 7,857 0.02 >
Egypt......... ...... . . ......263. .... ..... 265 25 .
Fran e ............... .................................................... ....................... ....... .... 195 ..6.0....8....... ................ 1,445 I'M ................ 1
French Gu............ana .............. .......... .................. 175 0 175.................................7
French Guiana ...... ........... ..... .. ............ .. ...... ...... .................... ......... 175 ................ 175 ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ 175 ........
French Indo-China .............................. ... ..................... . .............. 1,364 ................ ................ ................ ................ .............. 1,364 1,364
Germany ... ............... ............. ......... 206 3,979 118 171 ................ ................ ................ 3,896 4,185 0.01
Greece ....................................................................... .. ....... ...... 851 851 ............. ............... ................ .............. ............. 851 ................ ,0
Guatemala ................... ... ..................... .... ... 2. .7 2 7...................................... ...... 289
Jam aica ..................................................................................................... 443 8,18 Z 607 451 ............... ............. ............ ... 1 567 3,625
Japan ...................... .... .............. ..... ..... ......... ....................................... ................ 23 ... ............ 138 ................ ................ ................ 101 23.?9 ................ t
M artinique ................................ .................. .......................... 33 3,039 1,108 ................ ................ ................ ................ 1.964 3,072 0.01
Mexico ... ....................................... 511 5,801,282 79,035 6,079 ................ 146 1,444,133 4,3,400 5,861,793 11.91 >
Netherlands ............................................. ............................. ............... 856 ................ ................ ............... ... . . ..856 8 5 .................
Peru .......................... ............. .......................................... ............... 1044 .............. 794 ................ ................ ............. . 250 1,044 ................
Portugal .......................................................... ....................... 104 ................ 104 ................ ................. ................104 ................
Purto Rico ..............-.. ............. ........................ ... 779 12,796 397 27 ................ ........... ............... 9.611 13.575 0.0
Switzerland ........................................... .... 112 71,490 13.1.0 .............. 2.953 38.971 16.578 71,602 0.15
Trinidad .................................................................................. .... 1,678 2,4 .................... ............... 1,380 1,678
United Kingdom ............... ................ .... ......... 2416 752.243 2069 113,535 4,064 7.361 621,898 32732 781,659 1.59
United Statrs.................... ....................................... 3407.620 34,348,551 700,8902 4,775,319 85,500 356,087 30,241,455 1.596.918 37.756.171 76.74
Venezuela ...................................................,............. 3 33 .. 96 128 .
V irn '12a .... ........ .... ........ ..... ... ... ......... ..... .... ............. .................. 33 ....... ...... ................ ................ ................. .......
Virgn lands..................................... 1.054 ... ................ ............ 1.054 1054
Total 4,002,361 45.200.160 1.441,057 5,370.002 112.180 368026 34,221.820 7,669.426 49202.511 16000
Per cen. ........... ............,. 8.13 91.87 2.93 10.91 0.27 0.75 69.55 15.59 .............. ................




-.TABLE No. 11
VALUE OF EXPORTS BY REGISTRY OF CARRYING VESSELS--..-FISCAL YEAR IM12-43
im
Merchan- Merchan- HonduCountry disc free dise subject American British Dutch Haitian ranian Norwegian All other Total Per cent _q
of duty to duty
Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdet Gourdeu Goardes Gourdes Gourdes Gowdeu Gourdes >
Aretn.. 125,504 1.5 ....... ... 125.489 125.50], 0.24
Argentin ........ ..... ......................................... .................. .. ......... 125,W 1549 ..............:::: ................ ....... ... 4 9 1Z 50 0.2
Bahama Islands ..................................................... 49,=5 864,496 ............- 912,601 1,220................1821 1.72
Barbados ............................................................................ ................ 196,911 ............ 196,911 ........... ...... . .......... ................ 196,911 0.37 o
Canada ................................................................ ................ 2,479,11 7 1,061,100 2534 1.404.323 . 11.167 2,479.131 4.67 >
Canal Zone.................................................................... ................ 46,217 39,0 ..... ........ 4,784 2,363 .. .......... 46,217 0.O9
Colombia.........2,061,360..1.....4..92............................36.3 2.061.6 28
Co i .................. ............. 2,061,360 1 .. ........ ................ ................. .1O 3.89
Costa-Rica ....................................... ..................... .............. ................ 1.126 1.126 .... ... ............ ........ ................ ................ .. ..... 1,126 ........ .....
Cuba ................................................................. 92,483 369,877 2,694 16,780 "217,93 ............... ................ 44,950 462,360 0.87 Z
Curaao ........................................................................... 311 235,765 858 1.945 13 296 ......... ................ .. ............. 4.977 236,076 0.45
Dominican Republic ...................................................... ............... 139,62 97 ............. ...........1 39,525 139 ,622 0.26
Guadeloupe ............... ............................ ................ . ........... 5 5 .. ........... ................ 5....... >
Jamaica ............................................................................. .............. 16,535 118 18,437 ..... .. .. .............. ................ ............... 16,553 0
Mexico .................................................................. ........... 10D 100 ............................. . ... ............... 100 00 i
Puertand ............................................................................. 28,406 23,814 ....... 994.................. .. 3,598 2.406 0.0 t
Switzerland ................... ................... ...... 372,0W0. ............ ........ ........ ......... ........ .... 372000 372.000 0.70
United Kingdom .......................................................... ............... 3,2,091 ............... 3,286,001 . ... ............. .......... .............. 3,286,001 6.19
United States ................................................... .... 1.068.03 41.6W.908 420,810 7.894.667 113,172 32,621.874 675,453 97.935 42703,911 80.46 m
venezuela .... ................................. 16 ..16 ................... . . . . .......6... 1
Virgin Islands............................................ . . .3.569......................... ..... .... .3,169 .
Total_........ ... .. ...... .. 1.210.1 51,862.659 492,300 13,566.532 86 .02.-75 2.146,974 53,072,781 100.00
Per cent.......... ............................ 2.28 97.72 0.93 25.56 3.44 0.64 64.12 1.27 4.04 ......... .. ............
t




TABLE No. 12
VALUE OF IMPORTS BY MONTHS AND PORTS OF ENTRY
FISCAL YEAR 1942-43 COMPARED WITH 1941-42
Port No- De- .Septem- Total Total
of Entry October venmber cember January February March April May June July August ber 1942.43 1941-42 Increase Decrease
0
O
Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
Aquin....... ................................................. ............. 175 175 74 101 >
Belladire............... 3,369 48 7,175 2,438 1,668 6.780 3047 2,170 461 3,148 3228 315 31,384 83,197 ................ 51,813
Cap-Hatien..... 71,5 12,479 192,080 83,805 196,371 45,585 165.562 134,683 100.242 112.752 74,684 143.347 1,393.043 1,509,989 ................ 116.946 0
Cayes....... ...... 6.231 175 20,358 9.292 1,015 2,811 1,512 6,630 1,9257 21.900 7.425 7.411 .86,084 881,171 ................ 775,087 m
Fort-Libertt.......... .0,712 30,624 123.507 170,905 55,571 15.789 67,914 ............ 48 35,2.81 188,259 787.410 282,870 504,540 .
Glore...................... 410 112 114 116 230 467 670 182 20 758 ........... ............ 3079 6,183 ..... .. 3,104 1 >
Gonaives............... 3,893S 225 1,240 840 1.401 1.730 4,002 1,088 147,1 13,925 9,276 19,654 62.085 477,516 ....... 415,451 m
Jacmel..................... 157 125 5.526 8,587 ............ 3,352 ............ 921 8 24,713 1,008 241 43,807 197,628 ................ 153,821
Jitimie.................. 3,181 271 10,749 16,585 36,847 18.679 23.648 42,919 49,811 79,401 51,237 19,434 352,55 662,414 ................ 300,819 4
Miragolne .. ....... 7 ............ 175 205 ............ 117 ........... 72 133 1 88 74 870 41,549 ................ 40.079 t
Ouanaminthe....... 44 8,521 1.083 1,028 1,110 39 596 I1,011 1,040 20 678 223 15,581 105,869 ............... 90.288 l
Petit-Goulve.......... ........... ............ 1,316 1,453 L838 ............ 1,063 ............ 55 27 32 5,793 83,386 ................ 77,593 0
Port-au-Prince.... 1.S48.148 1,768,255 5,910.778 3,929,828 5,150,651 4,185.279 3,484,640 3,801,18S 634.242 ,449,149 4,000985 3,919,178 46,121,52 36,349,610 9.772.012
Port-de-Paix ........ 695 415 416 302 16,034 230 54,594 3,141 5''.2 2 23,955 4,369 2,464 111,807 402,304 ................ 290.497
Saint-Marc............ 16,704 5.20 1,176 2,599 3.756 1,656 5,076 2,684 14,050 113,2G1 1,951 18,223 187,296 1,221,506 ................1.034,210
Total 1942-4...... 2.054,407 1.796,321 6,182,810 4.180.585 5.681.826 4,32086 3.759,999 4,083,784 1.5901,987 4.843,337 4,196,339 4,319,030 49,202,511 ................ 10,276,653 3,359,308
Total 1911-42...... 3.180.02 3,771.572 4.123,881 3,717.535 2,213,952 3,758,548 2,813,82 2,747,525 1,523,VS 3,053,510 3,201,302 4,576.396 ............... 42285,166...............
Increase
1942-43................ ............2..........2058,929 463,050 3,367,874 563,538 946,137 1.316, 5 ............ 1,189,827 995,037 ........ .......... .
Decrease
1942-43 .... ...... 123,685 1.975.21 ............ .. ............. ........... ................... 2 1 .. 3,1 ..... ............ 257,366 ........................... .




TABLE No. 13
VALUE OF EXPORTS BY MONTHS AND PORTS OF SHIPMENT
FISCAL YEAR 1942-43 COMPARED WITH 1941-42
Port No. De. Septem. Total Total
of Shipment October vember cetober January February March April May June July August ber 1943-43 1941-42 Increase Decrease 0
Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes r,
Belladire..... ............... 318 2.210 1.20 ............ ............... .......... 473 ....... ........... 4,.2 1,62 ,575
Cap-Haitien 84,518 205.842 428,224 230,414 297.595 497,911 238,234 375,720 254.611 190.135 25.290 33,750 3,364.674 4,444,478 ................ 1,079,804 m
Cayes..................... ........... ............ ........ .,.... ........ ............. 2,757739............... 2757,739
Fort-Liberti......... 578.263 1,2?.410 1 63,2 1.540.761 688,76 484035 1,197,70 553.2136 ...... 546.212 802.118 8,278,854 6.889.179 1."389,675 ...............
Glore ................... SS 150 37 10 22 32 64 ... ........ ........... ............ ........... ............ 403 717 ..... 314
Goalves............... 5 .152 38,304 86,175 103,418 86,053 143,280 67,626 so80,867 83.577 10,241 43.458 70,450 959.601 1,792.791 33,190
Jacmel ...... ............................ 4,174.... .... ..... ............ ............ 4,174 2.3521,672 ............... 2,517,493
Jrimi.......................... 4, 3 5 ........ ...... .41,357 ..6,95............. Z
Jirim e ......... ........ ............ 412 7 ... ........ ............ ......... ............ ........... ....... ............ ............ ......... ............ 41,237 1.368,195 ................ 1,336,958
Miragone............ ........... ................... ........ ............... ...... 4 ........... 23,48 429,205 405.657
Ouanaminthe....... 10, 15 ............ 42 30 24 ............ ........... 0,97 .482 ....... ........... 35,590 910 34,680 >
Petit-Golve....... 37.031 ........................ 688,008 .................... ...................... ............725,013 52.427 202.586
1ort-au Prince.... 5.371833 21320.153 4.311.090 4,580,260 6,810,552 1.868,308 290,232 2,512,903 3,203.374 3,513,554 3,093,711 2,088,931 37,318,706 18.072,197 19.,246.509 .
Port-de-Paix....... 2.1 3.8 8.273 5.242 15,486 6.658 3,322 11.422 24.-13 16.101 62.570 75.369 235,701 1,512,062 ................ 1,276,361 7
Saint-.Marc.......... 4,.60 ........... 437,396 129,020 217.811 178,226 98,349 83.377 )1293 211,951 316.385 252,678 2,081,079 2.573, ................ 492,113 0
Total 1942-43 3.171.782 4,131.491 5,274,005 5.712.814 9,756,318 3.383.315 1.286,539 4,291,994 .21,53 4.065,464 4.111,174 3.635,316 53,072,781 ................20,876,025 10.689,634
Total 1941-42...... 1,597,43 6,047.375 4,689.730 4.166.279 2,288,436 3.605.053 3.311.578 2.436,853 2,0..448 1.433.540 1,038,799 8,181,87 .............. 42,886.390 .
Increase
1942.43............. ............ ............ 584,275 1,546.535 7,467.882 ........... ........... 1,855,141 2,10121 2.631.924 3,042,375 ............ ............. ...... ..........
Decrease 4. '
1942-43............... 4Z3.63S 1,912.884 ............ .......... ....... 221.738 2,025,039 ............ ........... ............ 4,546,563 ............... .............. .........




48 BANQUE NATIONALE DE LA REPUBLIQUE D'HAITI
TABLE No. 14
VALUE OF IMPORTS BY COMMODITIES-FISCAL YEARS 1916-17 TO 1942-43
Average Average Average Average
Commodity 1916-17- 192-27- 136-37- 19410-41 1941-42 1942-43 1916-171925-26 1935-36 1940-41 1942-43
Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
Agricultural implements............ 519.459 580,634 541,M4 560.368 1.075.388 572,560t
Books and other printed matter 304,603 154,793 74.160 98,330 101,536 236,462t
Cement............ .................. 439,939 507,531 685,38 905,147 504,593 1,158,071 539,407
Chemical and pharmaceutical
products ................................ 786,512 898,614 890,065 762,742 952,0M 1,606,134 883,694
Cotton, and manufactures of,
other than textiles ........... 2,683,915 1.87.145 1.605.637 1.438.052 2.533,057 2,62.90t
Fibers, vegetable, and manufactures of, other than cotton
and textiles........................... .. 1,985,766 902,308 603,854 296,077 932,449 1.330,573 1,265,298
Foodstuffs:
Fish_ ....... .... ........ 2.834.858 2.4231,726 992.927 691,313 498.927 99,015 2.152,904
Wheat flour........................... 11,358.139 7,355,141 2,598,855 1.808,495 2,113,232 3,298,030 7,612,531
Meats .............................. .... 1.290,986 889,513 312,374 293,155 169,895 185,332 878,596
Rice...................................... 1,514,508 1,070,103 212,272 64,030 6,272 77 996,808
All other................................ 6,165,680 4.328.423 2,07,244 2,109,707 1.928,827 1,721,700 4,399,177
Household utensils: crockery,
porcelain, glassware, cutlery and kitchen utensils, of aluminum, iron and steel ............. 976.787 715,108 857.138 740.484 385.214 851.124?At
Iron, steel and manufactures of,
other than specified............. 3,435.862 2,589.013 2.015.721 1.692,829 1.134,351 1,754.883 2.711,651
Leather.. ......... .............. ...... 782,971 236,078 126,014 105,764 100.159 84,157 407.58
Liquors and beverages................ 1,331.634 767.839 404,868 200.234 287,275 346.192 872.316
Lumber...................................... 1,200,249 1,185,705 751,088 615,290 233,436 6,741 1,031,672
Motor vehicles:
Automobiles, passenger....... 1,181,318 777.9a5 870,78 395.893 222,093 960.046t
Trucks ....... .......... ............... 376,626 065,418 432,043 22,537 588.365 417t,899
Oils, mineral:
Gasoline ............................... 605.051 1,691,092 953,679 955.500 1,350,197 988.i61 1.113,651
Kerosene......................... 1,021.852 1,087.209 572,053 411,714 500,358 56,709 907.700
All other...........2................ 268,425 621,409 708,277 1.016,433 878,034 818,830 23,577
Shoes......... ..................... ..... 644.395 219,938 179,064 124,079 129,877 459,682t
Silk, and manufactures of.
except textiles....................... 168.961 171,252 340.682 183,823 233.003 174,277t
Soap.......................... 3,455,115 2.163,551 1,799,171 1,572,740 3,010,003 2. 26.355 2.611,.811
Textiles. cotton......... ... 20,429,296 11.978.376 10,686,461 9,143,067 15,533.882 17,939,443 15.211.568
All other.................... 2,059,320 600,655 683,141 1,551,6L251 786,976 1.856.385 1,209,586
Tobacco:
Leaf............................ 1.889.739 125.356 116,313 12.3208 -371,900 363,446 794.736
All other ............................ 86.087 144.535 57,784 111,918 149,00 13,7013
Cigarettes.......................... 106,390 365,768 353,067 343,985 380,244 301.414t
Cigars................................. 19,272 19,272*
Wool, hair and manufactures of,
except textiles..................... 171,378 117.W538 112480 06,830 10&1383 145,334t
All other ..... ......................... 14,90,767 9.228,856 7,587,1 2 7,283.185 6,706,049 7,452,407 8,313,733
Total........................... 7.76.669 57,868.417 40,361,871 37,155,548 42,285,106 49,202M,511 61,101.774
-No separate figures available, tAverage for seventeen years only.
$Average for twelve years only. "Previously included in 4AII other articles*.




TABLE No. 15
QUANTITY OF IMPORTS BY COMMODITIES-FIS .AL YEARS 191-17 TO 1942.0
C Average Average Average Average
Commodity Unit -1916-17- 1926-27- 1936-37- 1940-41 1941-42 1942-43 1916-171925-6 1935-36 1940-41 1942-43
'0
Cement....... ......... ................... ............ Kilo 4.597,313 7,815,719 9,082,308 9,660.111 4.182.865 8,192,52 6.737.676
Cotton, and manufactures of. other than textiles ...................... ............. 841.885 366,293 233.158 157,557 2Z3,913 331,282t
Fibers, vegetable, and manufactures of............ ...... 717.223 641.405 219,960 W0688.3 699,819 692,197t
Foodstuffs:
Fish .................................... ....................... -. ... ...... -..... ... 3.232,765 4,447.649 2,423,651 1.01.184 74342D 260.7 5 3.330.614
Wheat flour ................................... ... 20.257;680 20,554,890 8,064,074 6,356.882 6.838,491 8,143,336 17,163,906 t,
Meats ................................. .......... ............... ." 711.649 814,201 23L994 198.750 89,110 1=.396 616,295 0
Rice ...... .................................................................................. 1,767,490 3,085.040 605,307 128.830 11,487 96 1,926,423 hi'
Leather ......................... .......... .................... ... ................................ ... 15.874 10.861 6,114 5,106 3.767 13,054t >
Liquors and beverages ................................... .............. Liter 906.193 576.101 325,760 210,279 229,328 147.783 623.291 X
Lumber .................................. ... ............................ -. ................ C ............ ubic Meter 10,585.36 11,343.14 7,000.70 4.543,77 1,589.61 24.71 9,410.11
Motor vehicles:
Automobiles, passenger .. ..... -............... Number 3 179 1L% 76 37 250t
Trucks ....... ......... ........... .............. 103 116 103 40 83 102t
Oils. mineral:
Gasoline .......... --.,....,.... Liter 1,400,8S1 7,550.672 9,787,423 10,9M,949 9.501,398 7.341,617 5.751,654 >
Kerosene ........................ ...... 3.209,143 4,354,341 3.78,383 3,074,265 3,388,729 608,725 3,649.044
Shoes ..... ............ P .............................. Pair 128,385 40.700 23.369 13,215 10.864 88.908"t m
Silks, natural and artificial, and manufactures of, except textiles ............... Kilo 2,943 6.038 12.935 5259 5,414 .. 4,135t Z
Soap .. ......... ........................ ................ .... .3.218.001 3.423.817 3,26,03 3,081.482 3,090.745 2,034,839 3,258323 0
Textiles, cotton .......................................... -.......-. ...... 31 ,716 2.809,010 2,833.803 2.,520,109 2.501,966 2,447.405 2.932431
All other .............. .................... .................... 180.894 63.257 77,977 14&3004 58,797 131,892 111,929
Tobacco:
Leaf ........ ,,. ...... .- -..... 758.446 73,003 28.819 43.471 73.408 65,331 318,412
All other ..... ...........................--- 1,763 24,090 8.896 16.297 20,950 27.108
Cigarettes ...................................... ... ............. Number 7.847.730 28.=302 26,M,926 24,066,60D 26,0,616 22,584.252
Cigars ..... ................. ....* f54,049 54,0490
Wool, hair, and manufactures of, except textiles ................. ............ Kilo 11.000 7,762 5.877 2.462 3.916 9.129
*No separate figures available. tAverage for seventeea years only.
*Average for twelve years only. Previously included in CAll other articles).




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TABLE No. 16
VALUE OF EXPORTS BY COMMODITIES-FISCAL YEARS 1916-17 TO 1942-43
Average Average Average Average
Commodity 1916-17- 1926-27- 1936-37- 1940-41 1941-42 1942-43 1916-171925-26 1935-36 1940-41 1942-43
Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
Bananas........ .... 290(3) 195,641(9) 3,521,883 7,761,732 4,547,122 1,418,689 945,723(19)
Beeswax ............... .32.,02A4 4,428 t1.606 65,169 247.445 645,212 52.971
Cacao, crude....... 1,983.464 951,342 696,139 683,242 988,343 1,278,347 1,299,831
Cashew nuts...... 9.080(1) 76,927(10) 35,446 135,493 6,330 95,250 39,154(18)
Castor beans..... 401,955 20,397 86,694 263,496 278,737 1,116,323 224,150
Coffee.................. 53,718,43S 44,392.313 16,522,037 12.918,466 17,382,890 28,585,750 41,090.493
Corn............... .. 546.152(8) 19.599(10) 40,739 8,082 106,436 133,573 225,71(25)
Cotton............... 7,391.395 7,024.090 4,541,140 2.313,791 2,359,852 2,148,929 6.346,975
Cotton seed........ 594,945 108,562 ............. .............. ............... ............... 260,558
Cottonseed cake. 55,989(7) 535,593(10) 429,839 491,520 41,727 364.767 313,760(24)
Cowhides............ 215,54(9) 14,457(6) 721(2) .............. 85,319(17)
Goatskins.......... 743,940 572,097 488,490 419,060 393,308 805,257 622,273
Honey............ ..... 569,305 311.766 88.462 1.127 5.605 367.164 356.513
Lignum vitae..... 318,468 41,450 32,438 613095 67,993 51,103 143,718
Logwood .............. 4.215,686 1,615,158 308,950 113.785 88,575 104,828 2.223,985
Molasses.............. 852(1) 294,886(8) 397,170 203,979 795,02 ............ 212,628(15)
Pineapples
canned.............. ................ 102.099(9) 143(2) 693 ...... ..... .... 33,435(11)
Pineapples fresh. ................ 20,978(10) 1,334 1,947 62 82 8,022(17)
Rum..................... ................ 56,925(10) 34,506 10.805 12.305 397,730 42.671(17)
Sisal ................ 48464 1,034.168 3.488,929 4,316,865 8,464,810 9,872.468 1,726,231
Sugar, raw....:..... 2,140,187(9) 2,496,0(10) 3.852.2 2,046,122 5,168,635 3.373,835 2,746,889(26)
Sugar, refined .... ................ 165,774(8) 258,970 520.220 257,833 53,456 120,885(15)
Turtle shells.... 78,177 35.730 14,574 ........................... 100 44.890
All other
exports............ 1,326,397 525.767 365,671 872,548 1,673,300 2.259,918 906,811
Total............. 74.390,742 60,616.152 35.241.263 33,286,.537 42.886,390 53,072.781 60,082,756
Figures in parenthesis indicate that the commodity was shipped only for that number of years instead of for the total number indicated by the heading to the column.
TABLE No. 17
QUANTITY OF EXPORTS BY COMMODITIES-FISCAL YEARS 1916-17 TO 1942-43
Average Average Average Average
1916-17- 1926-2- 1936-37- 19- 40-41 1941-42 1942-43 1916-1719-26 1935-36 1940-41 1942-43
SKilos Kilos Kilos Kilos Kilos Kilos Kilos
Bananas.............. -144(3) *145.580(9) *2.054.416 *3.283,645 *1.931.305 *603.695 *528,211
Beeswax ............... 11,094 2,196 16,608 28,256 59.,727 155,691 15,97
Cacao, crude..... 1,933,755 1,493,832 1,506,469 1,504,570 1.246.822 1,764,353 1.659,977
Cashew nuts...... 4,635(1) 51.410(10) 24.627 77.993 4.303 41,531 25,470(18)
Castor beans...... 640.917 55.481 384,648 1072,4356 801.982 3,311.920 481,523
Coffee................. 30,G84,024 31,311,467 23,596.493 22,641,275 18,104,711 25,847.237 28,958.864
Corn................... 1,163,120(8) 1M8.643(10) 411.703 906,521 837,069 881,635 633,143(25)
Cotton................ 3.191,787 5,276,827 4,096,127 2,630,405 2,289,6539 2.001,890 4,054,008
Cotton seed....... 4.042.471 1,076.769 ............. ............ ........... 1,896.015
Cottonseed cake 897,589(7) 6.355,354(10) 4,345.616 3,344.265 531.986 3.266,991 3.631.722(24)
Cowhides........... 66.197(9) 8.511(6) 476(2) .............. ................ .............. 27.724(17)
Goatskins.......... 141.206 192,393 180.963 198.575 134.454 268.967 170.157
Honey................. 639,89 538.887 246,230 2,481 12,368 591.901 504,564
Lignum vitae...... 3.373.770 342,491 609,513 1,241,871 1,207.,978 1.111,818 1,575,184
Logwood ........... 41.343,196 20.580.384 7,795,562 3,27.0234 2.493,000 2,917,000 24,578,652
Molasses.............. 997(1) 6,375,098(8) 12,215,661 5,578,298 11.713,936 ...... ........ 6,057,525(15)
Pineapples
canned........ .. ............. 162,549(9) 408(2) 2,011 ............ ................... 54.501(11)
Pineapples fresh ................. 57.331(10) 5.350 7.686 393 624 23.258(17)
Rum ..................... ............... l3,086(10) t9.073 2,585 t3,396 146.827 t12,091(17)
Sisal................... 62.259 2.464.029 7.916.107 10;797.222 I11.607.076 10,740,045 3,229,280
Sugar. raw.......... 4.637.247(9) 18,250.128(10) 30.333.801 19.819,590 18,722,072 11.534.422 15,214L804(26)
Sugar, refined ................... 676,320(8) 1.194.857 2.177.815 644,286 116.590 499,829(15)
Turtle shells...... 1,557 1.0351 568 .............. ........... 4 1,064
Figures in parenthesis indicate that the commodity was shipped only for that number of years instead of for the total number indicated by the heading to the column.
"Stems tLiters.




TABLE No. 18
QUANTITY AND VALUE OF FIVE PRINCIPAL EXPORTS BY PORTS
FISCAL YEAR 1942-43 COMPARED WITH 1941-42
C
Port Coffee Cotton Sisal Sugar Bananas
Kilos Gourdes Kilos Gourdes Kilos Gourdes Kilos Gourdes Stems Gourdes
Cap-laitien ................................................................ 1,757,040 1,9"1,245 .. 56.811 467,771 Go.rdes St,1s Gor417
........................................4.1.91,..........6777' ..................... 29,113 68.417 >,
Fort-Liberti .. ......................................................... ............................... .. ......... ................ .............. ............. 8,78M ,094 8,278,447 .......... ... ............ .... ................ ...
G lore ................... .............................................. ............. ............................ ................ ........... ,..... ... .... ....... ................ ........... .... ... ............ 900 90 ......... ............
G]onalves ....... ...... ..... .................... ...... ..... ............................. 61.,5w 65,055 ........ ] ...... ...... ........ 51.365 18,832 ...... 98 '........
l. ........................................
Ouanam lnthe ....................................... ....................... .. 0 .1 ............... .............. ............... ,.
Pcti-Gol v. ........................... ........................................................... "gi2 0 693,008 ............... ................ 74,010 37.0(G ................
[u namithe................. .....36,10,35,46
Port-a-Price ............................................. ....... ........................ .828,300 8,SS2 1001.M Z4,M 40.738 .9 7 34'0 ..3.7.00........
Port-de-ai ................................ .. . .............1,4 24460................ ................ ..........450... 55 154
Saint-Marc ............................................................................ .. 44.000 46.00 .............. .. 886294 78344
Total199-43 ............................................... ... .. .....2,7,37 285.7.0 2,001.899 2.148.929 10.740,045 9,872.4G8 11651012 .427,291 603,695 1.41 6
Total 1941-42 ................................................................................... 18,104,711 17,32,89&0 2,289,539 2359,8S 11,60 7,076 8,464,810 19,3.6358 5:426,463 1,931,305 4,547,122 n
Ince s M 4 ................ 2 4 ........... ................... 742 ,= m1 0 ,6S................ ................ ................ ..............77.5?,-- -- I........... ............ ....... ....... .
Decrease 191243............ ... .............. 287,640 210,23 867,031 .7,715,346 1,999.177 1.7,610 3,128,41




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TABLE No. 19
PERCENTAGE OF VALUE OF EXPORTS BY COMMODITIES FISCAL YEARS 1016-17 TO 1942-43
Average Average Average Average
Commodity 1916-17- 1926-27- 1936-37- 1940-41 1941-42 1942-43 1916-17155-26 1935-36 1940-41 L94-43
Per cent Per cent Per cent Per cent Per cent Per cent Per cent
Coffee ............. 72.21 71.81 46.07 38.81 40.53 5386 M9.41
Cotton ................................................................ 9.94 12.25 12.53 6.95 5.60 4.05 10.56
Logwood ................................................ 5.67 2.40 0.82 0.34 0.21 0.20 3.70
Sugar ................................................................ 2.88 4.95 12.3 7.71 12.65 6.46 4.77
Cacao. crude .................................................... 2.67 1.42 1.96 2.05 531 2.41 2..16
Sisal .................................................................. 0.07 2.28 10.14 12.97 19.74 18.60 2.87
Cottonseed cake ....................................... 0.21 0.95 1.20 1.48 0.10 0.69 0.52
Molasses ........................................................... . 0.55 1.15 0,61 1.85 0.35
Goatskins ............... .. 0.99 0.94 1.37 L26 0.92 1.52 L04
Bananas ............................................................. ........... 0.46 10.54 23.32 10.60 2.67 1.58
All other ................................. 5.36 1.99 2.17 4.50 5.59 9.54 4.04
Total ........... 100.00 100.00 100.00 110.0 10 100.00 100.00




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TABLE No. 21
EXPENSES OF THE B.N.R.H.. FISCAL DEPARTMENT (AND PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATIONS)
BY OBJECTS OF EXPENDITURES -FISCAL YEARS 1916-17 TO 1942-43
Adminis- Customs Repairs and Acquisition Fixed
tration operation maintenance- of property charges Total
Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
September 1916 .......................... .................... ........................................ .. 89,80.15
1916-17 ........................................ ................... .................. ............ .................... ................... 796,625.70
1917-18 .......................................... .................. ................... .................... ................. ................... 741,055.80
191 -19 ........................................ .. .................. ................... .................... .................... ................... 700,035.60
1919-20 .......................................... 329,634.00 508.570.75 .................... 114,600.00 427,755.85 1,380,460.60
19 0-21 ......................................... 42S,496.70 547,194.55 .................... ................ 478.379.85 1,452,073.10
1921-22 .......................................... 404,251.70 605,773.60 .................... ............... 269,116.95 1219,142.25
1922-23 ........................................... W 97.40 00,627.10 ................... ................... 3338M 1.65 1,438,506.15
193-24 ......................................... 4Y,447.21 648,959.62 ................. 500.000.00 291.925.25 1.896=332.08
1924-25 .......................................... 461.316.07 673,495.96 ................... 57.745.41 656,980.05 1.849,537.49
1925-26 .............................. ....... 467,996.66 669,394.41 ....1............... 55,040.47 405,948.32 1,698.379.86
1926-27 ................................... 35,192.77 712,154.91 ................... 706,274.83 336,618.76 2,278,241.30
1927-28...................................... 514,017.30 684,563.61 ................... 235,693.04 450,820.93 1,884,994.88
[22=-29 ..................................... 578,827.16 671,332.50 24,07.32 238,038.902 352,476.50 1,864.70340
1929-30 ........................................ 640,263.91 637,588.67 27,567.10 115,479.47 308,390.75 1,729,289.80
1930-31 ...................................... 58. 5,723.66 582,541.63 9,703.22 11.544.62 255,627.84 1,443,140.97
1931-32 ......................................... 507,252.19 496,013.59 20,544.75 1,284.14 13,366.10 1.158,457.77
1932-33 .......................................... 541,340.28 519,438.88 24,319.02 17,770.70 312,662.24 1,415,631.12
1=33 ..................................... 57.564.73 623,893.01 15,288.16 16,450.36 304,31.82 1,417,528.0K
19W0-35 ............................5.8........... 57,777.34 534,129.85 21,216.57 13,037.48 243,149.59 1,409,310.63
1935-36 ........................................... 588.S07.95 57.53791 15.977.73 7,513.69 289,433.66 1,409,270.9i
1936-37 ........................................ '56198.88 506,301.07 45,899.70 15,019.43 287,428.73 1,410,847.81
193n-39 .......................................... 551,284.56 483,753.96 8,897.51 4,435.71 20,896.46 1,252,257.20
1938-39 ......................535,819.80 466,283.12 9,509.01 7,755.90 235,341.24 1,254,709.07
1%39-40 ... ..... ... 521,173.21 451,254.44 7.574.66 2,432.13 ................ 982,434.44
1940-41 .......................................... 524,34S.50 422,047.06 10,145.88 4,632.25 47,540.46 1,0O9,714.15
1941-42 .......................... 440,719.20 441,451.70 10,020.10 7,018.69 809,29.69
1942-43 ........................................ 469,933.17 33,312.74 26,313.85 9,191.84 .... 898,751.60
Average 1919-20 to
1942-43 .. .......... 311,724.43 553,692.25 11,541.85 93,364.96 276,044.11 1,446.367.60
*Prou to 1928-29 repairs and maintenance expenses were charged to administration or customs operation.
TABLE No. 22
CLASSIFICATION OF ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATION EXPENDITURES OF THE B.N.R.H., FISCAL DEPARTMENT-FISCAL YEAR 1942-43
Supplies Corn- Special
Salaries and Transpor- munica- and Misceland wages materials station tion service Rents laneous Total
Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
October ..................( 142.32 2,155.97 535.20 24.75 31.25 ............... 70,889.49
November ...... 68,956.83 3,587.95 738.75 .25 283.75* 133.35 73,133.38
December .............................. 69,161.42 3,594.32 706.70 88.00 25.00 3,667.75 77,243.19
January ................................... 69,011.17 3,840.03 1,308.55 61.05 25.00 85.75 74,331. 55
February ................................. 68,094.01 4,57.72 1,378.00 .60 25.00 9.25 74,064.58
March ....................................... 68,117.80 3,491.43 2,157.95 .60 0.00" 433.90 74.196.68
April ........................................ 70.688.81 9,872.35 1,397.83 .......... 25.00 20.00 82,004.0
May ....... 65.360.36 3,810.08 1.296.0 56.85 27,350.00" 132.60 43,305.91
June ................................... 67,90217 2,816.02 1,6595 ............ 88.60* 633.61 72,818.33
July ...................... 68,174.71 4,081.60 1.692.01 4.60 7,725.00" 44.85 66,272.67
August .... ............ 68,792.17 3.362.72 2,190.59 ............ 230.84* 878.89 74,993.53
September ............. 68,458.40 9,330.46 2.392.60 1.10 230.00" 10.00 79,992.56
Total ...................... 8.. 20,890.20 54,500.55 17.34935 23780 35,781.94" 6,049.96
Percentage ... ....... 95.09 6.31 2.01 .05 4.14" .70 100.00
*Credit




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TABLE No. 23
CLASSIFICATION OF TOTAL EXPENDITURES OF THE B.N.R.H., FISCAL DEPARTMENT FISCAL YEAR 1942-43
Administration and Repairs and Acquisition
operation maintenance of property Total
Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
October ............... .... .. 70,889.49 175.46 ............ 71,064.94
November ........ -..... .. 73,133.38 516.25 30.O0* 73.619.63
December .................................................................................... -7,213.19 489.75 1Z.00 77,857.94
January ......................................................................................... 743 1 1,681.36 ........ 76.01 .91
February.. ............. ........... . ...... .... .. ..... 74064.58 291.05 ....... 74,36.63
Marc ............................................. .. ......... . ........ 74,196.68 1.778.60 ........- 75,975.28
April .................................................................................... 82.004.02 6,886.5 1,830.36 89,720.93
May .......................................................... ............................... 43,305.91 623.80 1,0 .00 44.929.71
June ..................... .......... .... .......... .. 2,818.35 389,56 4,547.23 77,755.14
July ........................................................................................... 6.72.67 2.714.0 ..... ..... 68,986.72
August .......... .................... -...... 74,993.53 7,632.57 50.00 83,176.10
September .. ..............,.,.......,....... .. 79166 4,134.86 1.169.25 85,296.67
Total ...... ................ ............... ........................... 863,245.91 36,313.85 9,191.84 898,751.60
Percentage ........ ........-.. 96.05 .93 1.02 100.00
*Credit




TABLE No. 24
COST OF CUSTOMS OPERATIONS BY PORTS AND COST OF ADMINISTRATION, REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE, ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY AND FIXED CHARGES
FISCAL YEARS 1919-20 TO 1942-43
Iz
Average Average Average Average Average
1919-20-- 1924-25-- 1929-30- 1934-35-- 1939-40 1940-41 1941-42, 1942-43 1919.20- C
1923-24 1928-29 1933-34 1938-39 1942-43 t
z
I.
Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
Aquin....................................................................... 4,144.35 3.130.94 2,266.39 3,466.97 2,563.75 2.331.39 2.569.80 2,211.81 3.113.33 rBelladire............................................................... 898.96 5,083.92 4,423.56 4,653.96 4,707.53 4.286.91 4.647.98 5,458.94 3.933.47 M
Cap-Haitien.......................................-...................-.. 73.190.96 78,148.81 59,785.71 51,327.32 42,727.20 37,95.01 33,178.94 24:025.10 60,423.39
Cays ........................................... ......... 50.932.83 59,707.21 51.301.97 45.567.32 41.781.87 38,201.24 36,697.08 27,879.33 49,255.05
Fort-Libert ............................... ...... ................ .................... 3,090.24 5,127.89 3.895.00 4,533.91 4,058.63 4.38028 4,084.74 3.259.30 t
Glore .......................................................................... 8060.12 2,674.68 2,404.36 3,854.45 5,746.03 5,801.92 5,658.39 5.706.94 2,995.06 >
Gonaives.................................................................. ... 37,507.43 40,387.92 28,500.55 21,176.71 18,158.04 17.395.40 19.361.03 18,001.58 29,634.55
Jacmel................................................................................ 48,404.0 50,372.14 34,133.00 30,835.02 28.613.70 21.514.27 23,284.38 21,959.13 38,087.19
J.Rrmie .................................................................... 29,439.82 33,643.05 27,331.25 28,432.83 27,818.89 35157.73 23,160.09 21,461.79 28,826.38
Miragoine...............................................I ............. 6,098.56 12,136.95 6,780.73 7.362.26 7,361.69 6,797.89 6.916.71 4,904.74 7.828.06
Ouanaminthe............. ......................................... 4,180.33 3,414.82 3,103.59 3.165.62 2,980.20 2,804.49 3,305.33 4,475.61 3,453.65 r
Petit-Golve............................................................. X,.449.529 32,025.21 20,121,16 19,566.72 17,662.43 16,323.62 18,314.68 17,864.64 23.374.10 1
PIcrt-au-Prince ............................................................ 2358,158.43 310,317.16 265,350.49 230,102.26 200,949.21 197,988.28 219,258.83 201,930.39 255,407.02
Port-de-Paix ...................... ..................................... 17,548.24 20,540.82 19,593.69 30,652.45 19,542.77 18.516.02 20,693.34 15,775.92 19,425.17
Saint-Marc ................................... ..................... 22,074.54 27,514.41 21.67.79 25,542.25 26,107.13 23,903.26 20,024.84 16,972,08 23.773.01
Total customs operation................................. 577.888.17 682,188.28 551,895.13 499,601.14 451,254.44 423,017.06 441,451.70 393,312.74 552,788.73
Administration....... ............... .................... 423,965.80 500,070.00 566,028.95 656,977.71 521,173.21 521,348.50 440.719.20 469.933.17 511,724.43 '
Total administration and operation............... 1,001,853.97 1,191,258.28 1117,924.08 1,05,578.85 972,427.65 947,395.56 88,170.90 863,245.91 1,064.513.16
Repairs and maintenance................................... .................... 4,805.46 19,484.45 20,30011 7.574.66 10.145.88 10.020.10 26,313.85 11,541.86
Acquisition of property ........... ................... 122,900.00 278.538.54 32.505.86 9,552.44 2,432.13 4,632.25 7.018.69 9,19L84 93,364.96
Fixed charges................................. ................... 360.211.91 440,568.91 262,875.15 251,847.73 .................... 47,540.46 .................. ................... 276,044.12
Total expenditures................................................. 1,484,965.88 1L915,171.19 1,433,789.54 1,347.279.13 982,434.44 1,009.714.15 899,209.69 898,751.60 1,445.464.10
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TABLE No. 25
OPERATING ALLOWANCE OF INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE FISCAL YEARS 1923-24 TO 1942-43
Fifteen per
cent of Fifteen per Total
internal cent of Other operating Expenses Surplus
revenue communal accruals allowance
receipts receipts
Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gordes Gourdes
August and Sept. 1924 110,195.90 .................. .................. 110,19%.90 75.254.27 34,941.63
1924-25 ............................. 613,488.92 .................... .................... 613488.92 350,274.56 263,214.36
1925-26. ............................ 623,607.59 ..................... ................... 23,607.59 304,198.76 319,408.83
1926-27 ............. .. 622,993.20 .................................... 622,993.20 306,30.68 316.684.52
1927-28 .............. ............... 636,243.02. ......... ... 636,243.02 462,010.33 174,232.69
=8-29 .............................. 905.29.72 .................... .......... 906,289.72 729,076.94 106,212.78
1929-30 ............... 993,024.61 ................. .. .................. 993,024.61 993,017.74 6.87
LM20-31 . .. 774,06.00 ..................... ................. 774,062.00 770,681.47 3,380.53
1931-32 ........................ 548,436.94 ................. .................. 543,43694 544,949.58 3,437.36
193233 ............................... 708,615.48 145,673.09 5,607.69 859.896.16 859,896.34 .82
1933-24 ........................... 743926.06 270,847.67 1,564.42 1,016,338.76 1.016,338.75 ....................
1934-35 .......................... 677,925.65 267,=.62 .................. 94,28927 945,289.27 .................
L935-3. ............................... 704,313.96 266,930.55 ................... 971,244.51 971221.221 23.30
t936-37. ................... 744,700.95 277.50614 .............. 1,0,207.09 1,022.117.42 89.67
t937-38 ..... ........... 748,618.09 236.517.43 4,206.35 989,341.87 968,371.16 20,970.71
193-39 .............................. 73,302.94 237,598.60 6,899.53 9907800.97 997.800.97 ..................
19W-40 ............................... 786,893.09 216.695.84 6,603.71 1,010.092.64 1,003,672.58 6,420.06
1940-4 ................................ 731.838.90 22,959.99 6,125.79 920,934.68 937,532.39 23,392.29
941-4 ......... 800.612.41 369,274.34 7,351.84 1,177,238.59 1.023,950.20 153,288.39
1942-43 ........ ............. 1.300,142.90 427,306.60 65,1.50 1.792,605.00 1,353,269.03 439,335.97




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TABLE No. 30
CUSTOMS RECEIPTS BY SOURCES AND PORTS-FISCAL YEAR 1942-43
Port Imports Exports Miscellaneous Total
Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
Aquin ..................................... ......................... 428.38 ... 100.00 = 8
Belladire ...................... 4,654.33 8.30 1,W9.77 5,692.40
Cap-Haitien ... ................................... 606,416.21 33,988.41 2,460.61 1=,855.v2
Cayes ..... ............... 54,689.17 21,96 10.35 54,900.48
Fort-Liberti ........... .................................................... 62,942.61 125,786,54 328.74 189,057.89
Glore ............................................................................ 472.01 45,59 182.88 700.48
Gonalves ............................................................................ 24,473.03 31,492.08 231.40 5 .196.54
Jacmel ........ . ......................................... 24.M50. 239.67 20070 25,290.60
J rmie .............................................................................. 125,704.73 57.52 1,6 3.88 128,396.13
Miragolne ......................... 282.16 859.92 561.96 1,694.0
Ouanaminthe .......................................................................... 2,453.75 532.21 56.57 3,042.53
Petit-Goave2........................................ 12.35 135864.69 2000 138X97.04
Port-au .P rice ................................................................. 15,149,44.86 5,37523418 42,720.90 20.567.403.94
Port-de-Paix ....... ........................................................... 41642.76 9.720.01 432.0 51.79497
Saint-Marc ................ .. 26,191.01 63.24261 29.50 89.7(12
Total .......................... ............................................... 616,12770 3.69 50.35 22,9,35 2
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CUSTOMS RECEIPTS BY SOURCES AND BY MONTHS-FISCAL YEAR 1942-43
Months Imports Exports Miscellaneous Total
Gourdes Gourden Gourdes Gourdes
October ................................ .021,790.45 464,700.49 4,108.04 1,092,598.98
November ..... ... ...... 544,209,90 389.300.25 1,644.19 935,2134
December ......................................................... 2,334.02840 772.019.31 4,685.90 3,110,733.61
January ....................................... ......................... 1,277,251.68 807,977.52 3,086.9 2,088,266.12
February ............................................................................. 1.738.841.67 1,542,22.10 10 99 3,291,296.76
March .. ..................... . 1,188,896.53 356.043.15 12,507.43 1.W57.447.11
April ................ ...... ..... ...... 1,136,168.82 68,437.25 8,424.71 1,213,030.78
May ...... ..... ......... 1,401,073.93 457,951.97 1,114.66 1,860,140.56
June ......................... 1,456,71440 520,921.25 3,009.34 1,974,026.31
July ...................... .... .... 1,587.7092.03 401.699.92 1,1.50 1.990,437.45
August ............ ......... 1,314,781.73 17.106.10 3,924.79 1.435.812.62
September ................................................................................ 1.524,502.08 238.744.38 3,2646 1.766.511.00
Total .............................. .. 16,127,961.62 6,137,093.69 50,460.35 22,315,515.66
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TABLE No. 32
DISTRIBUTION OF CUSTOMS RECEIPTS-FISCAL YEARS 1916-17 TO 192-43
Receipts Receipts Miscellaneous
Year from from customs
imports exports receipts Total
Per cent Per cent Per cent Per cent
1916-17 ..................................................................................... 53.45 46.52 .03 100.00
1917-18 ...............................................................................- 51.45 48.46 .09 100.00
1918.19 ................................................................................... 42.61 57.34 .05 100.00
1919.20 ...................... ... 58.92 40.98 .10 I00.00
1920-21 ..................................................................................... 54.44 45.39 .17 100.00
19M .22 ................................................................................... 56.69 43.13 .18 100.00
192-23 ........................ 57.60 42.18 .92 100.00
193-A ................ 64.83 33.34 1.83 10D.00
1924-25 .................................................................................... 65.60 29.70 4.70 100.00
1925-26 ..................................................................................... 64.46 31.19 4.35 10000
1 -26 7 .................................................................................... 70.03 2975 .22 100.00
1927-28 .............................................................................. 68.62 31.14 .24 100.00
1928-29 .................................................................................. 71.76 27.92 .32 100.00
1929-0 ............................................................................. ... 61.01 38.75 .24 100.00
193031 ................... ... 6 .5.24 34.51 .25 100.00
1931.32 .................................................................................. 66.18 33.60 .22 100.00
19 2-33 ..................... .. 56.43 42.30 1.27 100.00
19.-34 ....................... 63.73 35.78 .49 100.00
19U-35 ................ 73.06 2627 .67 100.00
1935-36 ............................................................................... 60.36 39.14 .50 100.00
1933-37 ........................................ .................................... 71.88 2790 .22 100.00
19 7-38 ................................................................................... 77.93 21.72 .35 100.00
19 8-39 ................................................................................. 81.02 18.69 .29 100.00
1939-40 ............................................................................... 86.17 13.48 .35 10000
1940.41 .......................................................................... 85.51 14.29 .20 10000
1941-4 ................. 81.01 18.74 .25 100.00
1942-43 ........ ............ 72.27 27.50 .23 100.00
Average ........................................................................... 66.67 32.66 .77 10000
TABLE No. 33
MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS BY SOURCES AND MONTHS-FISCAL YEAR L042-43
Return on Conversion Communal
Month investments of francs Miscellaneous Contributions Total
Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
October ................. 5,459.60 2,956.60 3,234.70 17,001.74 28,652.54
November ........................................................ 1,118.40 1502.50 165.20 2,381.93 36,168.03
December ...................35................. .. 590.57 32,653.86 35.887.78
January .................................. . .. 1292.40 ................. 15.00 45,780.90 47.148.39
February ....................................................... .................... .454.0D =121,039.37 28,836.74 151,330.11
March .................................................. 111,456.20 .................. 42,345.00 22,210.38 176.011.58
April ....6,633.50 ............... ............ 20,774.79 27,408.24
May ....................................................... 59.60 ........... 17.43L08 17,490.68
June ........................................................... .................... ............ 230.00 17,144.57 17,394.57
S....... ......... 4,132.20 707,962.10 ........... 17,606.22 729.700.52
Asgu.........................: ....... ............ 7694 7694
August .... ............ ......................... . .................... ............... . .... ..........- 17,629.44 17,629.4-t
September ................................................ 12,895.30 ............ 6,.0-74 4.429.02 43,823.03
Total ....... .......... 145,690.55 713,875.10 174.20.58 284,870.76 1,318,614.99




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TABLE No. 35
ORDINARY, SUPPLEMENTARY AND EXTRAORDINARY APPROPRIATIONS FROM REVENUE-FISCAL YEARS 1940-41 TO 1942-43
194-41 1941-42 1942.43
Ordinary Ordinary Ordinary
and supple- Extraor- and supple- Extraot- and supple- Extraormentary diary mentary diary mentary dinary
Public debt: Gourdes Gourdei Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
Series A loan ..................... 2,072,250.00 .................... 2,160,350.00 ............... 2,150160.00
Series C loan ....................... 33,15.40 ..................... 348,465.40 .... ..... 346,315.90 .............
International Institutions 48,000.00 ........... 60,000.00 .................... 60,000.00
Interest. transfer charges and
other cost financing the
Public Works Contract of
..1938..................... ... ... 919.000.00 .................... 1,095.000.00 ................ 1.255,000.00
Total public debt ........... 3,465.40 ...................3.663,815.40 .................. 3,811,465.90
Foreign Relations ..................... 966,906.50 6,500.00 639,264.41 76,019.30 797,415.45 87,625.30
Finance ............ 598.978.32 509.626.46 923.045.84 750.00 8.523.07 9,20.00
Fiscal Department .................. 1,073,321.92 .................... 967.724.00 ................ 967.734.00
Internal Revenue Seri..e 960.924.68 .................... 1.177,238.50 .................... 1,72605.00 ..........
Commerce and National
Economy ........ 337,615.53 ................ 378,98.55 6.860.00 396,942.40 165,775.50
Interior ......... ................ 1,640,761.30 35,000.00 1.756.339.01 150,075.00 1.735.954.51 112,500.00
Public Health Service............. 2.108.415.44 .................... 2.350,915.87 ............ 2,416,122.37 3284.40
Guard .................................... 6,410,681.10 .................... 6.906,356.46 ............... 6,598.466.30
Public Works ................ 2,844,733.6 33.473.43 3.024.267.15 8,330.25 2,669.475.91 171.500.00
Justice. ............................. 1,069,437.28 .................... 1,24.509.88 ........... ....1.297.54944 ................
Agriculture and Labor .......... 45,496.80 1500.00 33,534.00 ..................- 34,074.00
Agricultural Service ................ 1.412.402.49 .................... 1,916,164.49 6,000.00 1,933.843.49 37.875.00
Public Instruction .................... 2,175.838.79 20,511.30 2,384,728.36 ................ 2.405,664.36 39.07159
Religion.... .............. .. 359,019.20 .................... 475,728.60 ................. 449.989.35 62.763.00
Tbtal appropriated from
.ITrevenue ... ....... 25.396.998.55 606,511.19 a.89.620.61 248,024.55 28,189,815.55 739,644.70
Total revenue ..........26,929882.83 ........ 25,99,255.80 -.32.729,086.58
ToNtaf expenditures from
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TABLE No. 36
RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES-FISCAL YEARS 1940-41 TO 1942.43
1940.41 1941-42 1942A3
Receipts Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
Custom s ....................................................................................................................... 21.466,438.34 19,394,518.81 92,315,515.66
Internal Revenue .................................................................................................... 4,878,26.03 5,337,416.04 8,667,619.33
M iscellaneous ........................................................................................................... 361,558.47 498,046.61 1,318,64A 9
Receipts from Communes. ............................... .. 222,95999 369,274.34 427,306.60
Total fiscal receipts .................................................................................. 26929,882.83 25.599,255.80 32,729,086.58
Public Works Contract 1938. ............ 7.253,698.44 2,502,618.88 250,018.65
Total receipts ............................................................................................ 4,183.581.27 28,101,874.68 32,979,105.2
Expenditures
Public debt:
Series A loan .................................................................................................... 2,0 ,407.91 2,155,652.30 2.140,133.97
Series C loan ..................................................................................................... M 2,375.44 346,944.35 344,681.43
Interest, transfer charges and other cost of financing the Public
Works Contract 1938.................. 811,269.59 1.020,467.10 1,247,919.03
International Institutions ............................................................................... 27,700.00 44,720.35 46,805.45
T otal ............................................................ ............................................... 237,752.94 3567,784.10 3,779,539.
Foreign Relations ...................................................................................................... 9 9,2 2.82 705.785.34 873.244.21
Finance ....................................................................................................................... 1.055,603.37 904,96.35 884,773.0
Fiscal Department ................................... 1,009,714.15 899,200.69 898,751.60
Internal Revenue Service ....................................................................................... 937,53239 1,023.950.20 1.353,269.03
Commerce and National Economy .. ...... .. 322.000.92 342,245.92 416,610.49
Interior ................................................................................... ............. ................. 1,673,877.58 1,903,405.52 1,844,756.33
Public Health Service ...................................................................................... 2,108,125.11 2,350.779.13 2,469,3 4.81
Guard ........................................................................................................................... 6,407,878.04 6.902,707.64 6.505,858.35
Public W orks ........................................................................................................... 2,818.544.99 3,035,333.17 2,711,654.34
Justice ......................................................................................................................... 1,068,419.18 1,2 7,107.25 1,290,488.68
Agriculture and Labor ............................................................................................ 45,862.30 34,5M .21 33,9 .53
Agricultural Service ................................................................................................ 1,416,611.16 1,917,952.01 1,946,546.24
Public Instruction ................................................................................................... ,.172.842.31 2,397,226.41 2,420,275.88
Religion .................................................................................................................... 3 1.1,W .99 453,597.66 510,8 .61
Total expenditures from receipts ...................................................... 23,5 .824.5 27.726.161.60 28,029,981.62
Miscellaneous ........................................................................................................ 565,364.63 t674.430.82 t=632614.58
Public Works Contract 1938 .......... ... ... 7,253,698.44 2,502.618.88 250.01866
Total payments ...............-. .................... ................................ 33.184,887.32 29,54,349.66 27 9 6.385.69
Receipts over expenditures-fiscal ...................................................................... 1,334.058.58 ...............4.9,104,
Expenditures over receipts-fiscal ......................................... ... I...9............ .......... 2 9*Amounts represent payments by various Communes to defray cost of services rendered by the Internal Revenue
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TABLE No. 37
FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF EXPENDITURES-FISCAL YEAR 1942-43
Percentage
Administration Repairs and iAcquisition Fixed Trust fund Total of total
and operation maintenance of property charges repayments expenditures expenditures
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Gourdes Gourdes Gourde Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
Legislative ...................................... ....... ............. .... ...................... .... ................... 876,58.63 2.488.30 .................... .................... .................... 87D,346.93 3.14 0
Judicial ........................................................... .................. ....................... ........... 1.278.852.43 4,245.25 7,391.00 ................... ................ 1.290.488.68 4.62 "
Executive:
General .............................................................................................................. 933,501.4 74,156.01 9,209.94 .................... ................... 1,016.867.59 3.64
lF- ~eig n aff irs ......................................... ...... ......... I.......................................... 67 31 f520 77,707.05 115.194.64 49,003.45 .................... 9W .049.66 3.29 r
-;_anc;al administration .......................... .......... .......... ............................ 2.S0W,04.94 72,5116 34.92, 1.'209.38 .................... 2,T70.299.92 9.91 U
Trde promotion ........................... 16.992.52 3.706.80 800.35 5,130.00 .................... 26,629.67 .09 M
ltalth ....................................................................................................... 2,365.880.21 127.288.29 109,22 .92 I 33.415:71 ................... .635,813.13 9.4
Poic .-,. .6.5,57.156.08 29.642.43 6.891.73 I 5.412,t0 6.588.278.24 23.87 y:,
P. Ahcz .................... .......... .......... ............ ...... .................. ........ .................... 65 71 60 96 2436 8 17 ,1 ,1- .................... Z 8.42 57;
Agricultosal development... ....................... . ... 873,969.32 47,145.20 41,245.23- 3.640.50 237.50 883.747.29 3.16 H
ducation................... ... 3291280.95 93,747.25 26.493.95 1133.452..22 .................... 3,544,974.37 12.68
Religion .......................... .. '381,172.38 56.353.47 55.050.00 18.413.76 .................... 510,989.61 1.3
Trar sportation ....... .................... ................................. ... ......... ........ 123,771.96 302.92 .02 167,370.64 .................... .................... 694,00 4.62 2.12
Communication ............................................................................................. 330.778.87 786.60 4,096.50 170.50 .................... 5.832.47 1.20
Municipal:
Srcet ................... ..................................... ... 75.929 146.612-66 37,412.32 85,501.90 35,448.76 1.24 Ve
Sewers and drains ......................... ................................................ ............. ..... ................. ................ .................... ................... ................... ..................
W ater service ....... 8 .......................1....1.................................................... 96,3W .04 86.0 7.11 1.111.W .................... .................... 183,535.15 .66
Public works .................................................................. ...... 1.43,841.40 114,734.04 212,537.8S* ........................................ 1.246,037.62 4.46
Non functional:
Public debt ............................................................................................ 3,732,734.43 .................... 3 .732,734.43 13.35
Pensions ............................................ .............................................. ... ............... 364.707.63 .................... 364,767.63 1.30
Printing office and stores ............................................................. 3Z 4.4 ":" 02o 8,' 76.10 .................... ......9.6............ 13.M .56 .05
Communes, individuals and companie s .............................. 604695.73" 127,979.49 186,215.13 33.523.64 80,244.18 176,735.29" .63'
Public Works Contract 1938 .................................................... 210,018.65 ............. ............... ..................... 250,018.65 .89
Total expenditures .......................... 21.208,549.19 1,340.09. 67 64,732.03 4,762,553.12 80,481.68 27,956,385.69 100.00
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CLASSIFICATION OF ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATION EXPENDITURES BY DEPARTMENTS AND SERVICES-FISCAL YEAR 1942.43
Salaries Supplies Communication Special and
and wages and materials Transportation service Rents miscellaneous Total C
Gourde; Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes 0
Public debt.... ... ....... ........ .................. ............. .... ... ...... .. ........ ..........,, ..........
Internationathstitutions.. ....... ........... .................... ............. ....... ............ ............
Foreign Relations................................................ 576.290.95 28,125.82 50,473.65 18.939.60 3,750.00 572.50 678,152.52 M
Finance.......................................... 16,064.99 12.565.78 10.865.83 2.728.40 489.37 16.141.46 205,85.85 0
fiscal Lepartment....... ............... .. ......... 820.890.20 54.500.55 17,349.3- 237.80 35.781.94* 6.049.95 863,245.91 m
Ia:ernal Revenue Service............ 919,118.11 162.813.97 148.904.89 2.05 1424.00 4,722.86 1,236.985-88 tCommcrce and National Economy.............. ....................... 180,220.45 19,185.34 192.221.09 3.510.45 1,226.84 4,610.42 400.974.59 >
Intereor............................. ...... ........_.._..... ..... ....... 1.598,091.01 36.834.91 150,938.40 9036.45 ................. 7,89.15 1.802759.92 X
iPublic Ifealth Service.......... .................................... ......... 1.487.811.45 395.15379 385.658.42 3,083.15 3,264.40 20,01477 2,294.98598
Card ................................................ .. ......................... 5.023,584.66 1.125,415.95 406.516.79 467.85 2,923.00 5.827.94 6,564736.19
Public Works Department.............. ............................ 1.089.664.86 327,543.60 157,270.31 37.12 501.70 28&145.87 1,603,163.36 w
Justice.. ........ ............................... ................. 1,227,116.89 18,155.23 3.105.25 .................... 27,109.61 3,366.55 1,278.852.43
Agriculture and Labor................. .... ........... ........................ 28,612.97 1,177.81 31.00 1980............ 38.00 29,879.58 O
Alicaltural Service.................... .................................................... 1.400.495.02 102,42280 119,664.77 1,125.55 52.676.95 245.462.66 1.921.&47.75
Public Instruction.... ...,... ...... .............. 1.912.973.26 114,860.73 34,354.47 398.60 109,760.73 26,782.49 2.199.130.1s
Religion............................................ .. .... . ....... ............... 2111002 1257414 9720 109800 36.66793 381,172.8
Total expenditures from revenue.............. ....16.749.044.84 2,411,330.32 1.687,076.54 39,588.72 168,44256 40.261.54 21,41.742.52
Non-iscal expendtures............... ......-................. .......... ........ 1.874.915.99 30,159.60 113,999.13 7,307.07* 60,010.36 2,574.989.99* 503,211.9S*
Public Works Contract 138........................................................................ 90,029.U 137.766.59 2,822.95 .............. ..... .. 600.00 250,018.65
Total expenditures.......................... ... ........ ............... . ....................8.2. 18.713,989.94 2 256.51 1.803,898.62 32,27965 228,4.92 2,19.328.45* 21.208,549.19
Percentage..... ........................................... 88.24 12.26 8.50 .15 1.08 10.23 100.00
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TABLE No. 39
CLASSIFICATION OF TOTAL EXPENDITURES BY DEPARTMENTS AND SERVICES-FISCAL YEAR 1942-43
Administration Repairs and Acquisition Fixed Trust fund
and operation maintenance of property charges repayments Total0
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Gourdcs Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
Public debt ................................................................................... ... ........ ............ ............................. .................... .................... ................... 3,732,734.43 ..... ............. 3. T2.734.43 t
International Institutions .................................................................................................................. ..................... .................... .................... 46,805.45 ................... 46,805.45
Foreign Relations .............................................................................................................................. 67S,152.52 77,707.05 115.184.64 2,200.00 ................... 873.244.21
Finance .................................................................................................................................................... 205,855.85 6,326.04 2,219.28- 674,810.98 884,773.59 to
Fiscal Department ............................................................................................................................... S63.24591 26,513.85 9,191.84 .................... ...S................ M ,751:60
Internal Revenue Service .................................................................................................................. 1,236,985.88 39,872.79 76,410.36 ............ ................ 1.33,269.03
Commerce and National Economy ................................................................................................... 400,974.50 4,493.40 5,742.00 5300.50 .................... 416,510.49
Interior .................................................................................................................................................. 1,802.759.92 2,722.05 11,734.36 27.540.00 .................... 1,844,756.33 ,
Public Health Service ............................................................................................................................ 2.291,985.93 .9,492.66 69,000.46 5,875.71 ................... 2,469.354.81
Card ..................................................................................................................................................... 6,564,736.19 29,642.43 6,891.73 6,412.00- .................... 6,595,858.35 Z
Public Works Department ............................ I ................................................................................. 16 0 .36 763,578.09 259.510.99 85,4019I ................21. 2,711,65434 H
justice ..................................................................................................................................................... 1,278,852.43 4,245.25 7,391.00 ................... ................... 1,290,488:68 !
Agriculture and Labor ................................................................................................................... 29,879.58 525.00 3,564.00 .................... 33,968.58 >
Agricultural Service ............... ... ......................... 1.921,847.75 55,800.64 37,364.30n 6,262.15 1,946.,56.24
Public Instruction ............................................................... ...................... ......... ................................... 6,q,3.8 7,911 3880 2,26.15 ........ ........... 1,460,25.24
Puli nsrcto................. -. L,99.130.18 70,991.11 22,888.02 1M.266.57 ........2,420.275.88 t"
Religion................................................................................................................................................ 381,172.3S6 56,353.47 55,050.00 18,413.76 ................... 510,989.61
Total expenditures from revenue.................................................................................... 21,461,742.52 1,237,538.83 599,936.82 4,730.763.45 ................... 28,029,981.62
Non fiscal expenditures .................................................................................................................... 503,211.98" 10"2,50.84 35.204.79 31,789.67 80,481.68 .323,614.5
Public Works Contract 1M8 ............................................................................................................ 250,018.65 .................... .................... ................. ................... 250,018.65
Total expenditures ................................................................ .......... ... .. ... 21,20,549.19 1340,069.67 564,732.03 4.762.553.12 80.481.68 27.956,385.69
Percentage ................................................. ........ ................................ ... ........... .................................... .. 75.83 4.79 2.0'2 17.04 .29 100.00
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REPORT OF FISCAL DEPARTMENT-APPENDICES '71
TABLE No. 41
REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES AND EXCESS OF REVENUES OR EXPENDITURES FISCAL YEAR 1916-17 TO 1942-43
Revenues Expenditures Surplus Deficit
Gourdes Goeuwdes Gosirdes Gourdes
916-17 ............................ .. ............ 18,934.684.70 15,884.177. 0 3.050. 06.90.......
. ..... .......... ,048.39075 14,614,9097.45 1.433.393.. 5
190-1......... ................ 29.955.933.45 15,499,480.45 14.456.453.00
191930.......................... 338,97.450.79 20. ,866.2 1.350.684.54
19-2..... .. ... ........ .. .... 1.943.095.70 32.788.455.90 4.4640.5 12,842.3.20
192-=.... .......... ...... .,964795.72 36,775.908.40 .......... 14811.112.68
133 ...................................... 31.950.10124 30,5W011315 L3 .. 42,9-3,389. 70 -.
1933............................. 32,99.321.33 34,215,495.94 ................ 2,33-04.61
1924-23...................................... ....... 40,487,667.00 39,21802.02 1.269.44.98 .5
1937-8................................... ... ................... .... 281 ,4 8 7 289 0 835 ... .. 3 ,2 .6
193 .-.................---... 45.364.4.10 49 ,725.08 4,433,.902
193-4 .. ....... 38,87,534.79 39,747,163.73 85.62896
19.............. ............. 2421.016.49 40.977.914.49 9,443,102.0
192 ............................ .... 42.5,528.40 44.119.61.94 ............ 1.5.97056
192-30. ......... ........ ................. 2.6498.163.39 40,643529.52 4 ,1. .......... .066.3
1=3........ ... .- 31.746.582.38 36.190.070.45 ~ 4,443,488.07
Tota1t2 .... .... ........ .. . ... .......-..02..42...... 8,3740 32.888.0 2.00 4....... 4.864,3590
:=13 -8. ....... 37.305.298.67 33,258,808&08 4040.490.59 ... .
SM3 ................. . ......... 36,752,165.28 36,802.275.73 ..... 0104
1264-25..................................- - 30.091.640.96 42,335,010.66 12.363.369;70
1935-36 .......... --........... - ... 34,598.364.33 36.631.574.03 ...... 2,033,209.70
--9----- ...... 14.448.671.19 35,033.437.3 U ........ 384.763 92
137.38 .re.... ..................... ........... -..... .28.109.488.87 28,940,732.51 .. ... 1,0.293.64
128-39.... ...... ... ......... ......----- 31.145.584.29 29.684,799.38 1.660.784.91
IM4 ................. .............. 26.873.410.55 28.478.637.37 ....... ,0.28
19401-41 ..... 26,929.882.83 26.5ffi.824.26 1,364.58
191-2.- ......... 25.599.255.80 27.726;161.60 ..........._.- 2,126.9%:80
lq~i .. .. ............. .................. .............. 2,.729,086.58 28.029.981.62 4.699.104.96
Total. ......~ ..... 66,357.05.6 871.107.89 60.497.85487 62.24068:12
TABLE No. 42
TREASURY ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
September 30, September 30. September 30,
1941 1942 1943
Assets Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
Dipouit. in Banque. National de 13 Ripubtique d'H-alti:
S NiwYork .nd.... ......R.p a H..................... 315.568.50 '2,416.75 1.21,896.80
In Haiti..............-...... ......-. 4,226.327.72 2.729,686.14 6,977,131.75
Cash in hands of disbursing officers..........-. 73,093.37 93.489.32 1,057.710.23
Fiduciary currency in vault......................... ----. 3,198.197.67 2.93,830.5 2,050.528.93
Advances by the Governmentreimbursab ............. 622.767.37 634.239.56 75,083.34
Receipts net deposited...... -.......... ... 241.12 67445 .........
Ianique Nationale de Ia Ripublique d'Halti shares .............. .. 5,000,00.00 5,000,000.00 5,00000,00
Public Works Contract-Reserve for outstanding checks.._.s........... 119.639.49 28,804.55 112,970.19
Reserve for oustanding restitution checks ...... 4,074.65 8,129.71 8.174.41
Reserve for checks issued, unpaid and not regularized-Purchasing
agency account......... ....... ...... .. 7,655.90 ................. 18,038.70
elicit............ .... .......... ............ .. 121,039.37 .........
Total...............--- ... 13,567,565 59 11,834,310.10 16.421.534.35
Liabilities
Xx resr dinary credits.......... . .. __ ....--, ------------ 58,114.35 10,49568 311.18647
Non revenue credits.*.-..............-............--- -..--- .1187,409.53 1.789.120.6 2,002.735.2
Fscal Department five per cent fund for customs service................... 169,40".84
Internal Revenue Inspection Service five per cent fund........ .. 3392.29 . ".
Checks ousadn....................................... 94.71.2.78 751.030.02 984.,1U.48
-Fiduciary currency ... ............. 3 ,622,500000 3. 6250000
Advances by the ........ 622,767 37 624,239 56 75,08334
BasqsieeNational. de I Rpublique d'Haiti shares .. ....... 5 ,000,00 00 5,000,00000 5,000,000 00
al'.i Works Contract-outstanding checks...-........ ............ .... 119,63949 28804.55 112,970.19
Cheka issued, unpaid and not regularized-Purchasing agency account 7,65580 -,0S.
Oscstandesng restitution checks .................... ................ 4,074.65 -8,1.2971 8,174.41
a........................ .... ...... ......... ...--... 1,857,859.49 .... 426.45
Total ........... .......... .. ............................. 13.567.565.69 11,834.310.10 16.421,534.35




72 BANQUE NATIONALE DE LA REPUBLIQUE D'HAITI
TABLE No. 43
PUBLIC DEBT
Fiduciary Public-Works
Series A Series B Series C currency Contract 1938 Total
Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourddes
September 30, 1915....... 107.821.656.45 37.185,657.60 ............. 8,853,754.80 ........... 153.861.068.85
September 30, 1916....... 113,455.856.35 38,974.237.85 ........... 8,352.63.15 ............... 160,.7832.757.35
September 30, 1917....... 119,089.179.15 42,093,154.00 ............. 7,786,974.80 ............. 168,969,307.95
September 30, 1918....... 124,722,501.95 45,014.560.65 ............. 7.510,837.75 ........... 177,247.900.35
September 30, 1919...... 90,556.562.00 48.774,146.85 ............- 7,245,000.00 ........... 146,55.707.85
September 3, 1920....... 33.487,414.30 51,078.637.35 .............. 7245,.00....... 91811,051.65
September 30. 1921....... 32,225,464.30 53,090,682.40 ................ 6,080.362.50 ............ 91.396,509.20
September 30, 1922....... 3,.505,429.95 52,946,770.25 .............. 6.080,362.50 ................. 92,631,562.70
September 30, 1923....... 79,235,000.00 25,000,000.00 ............ 6,080.362.50 ............ 110.315.362.50
September 30, 1921....... 78.242,500.00 23,566.980.60 13.158.711.10 6,080,309.50 ............. 121,048.501.20
September 30. 1925....... 75,183,419.30 21.747,462.30 12,660,072.70 6,660.,309.50 ............ 115.231.263.80
September 30. 19...... 71.474,157.35 19,775,074.65 11,825,634.80 5,23.222.50 ......... 108.307.079.30
September 30. 1927....... 68,939,916.15 14,552.976.44 11,401,640.00 4,812.322.50 ................. 99.70B,855.09
September 30, 1928....... 66,039,039.40 13.105,431.55 10,901,321.60 4.392.3250 ............. 94,438,115.05
September 30, 1929...... 62,751.128.35 11,603,630.80 10,352,636.85 3,970.000.00 .........--------- 88.677.396.00
September 30. 1930...... 59.190,194.70 10.001,593.30 9,749,761.35 3,764,100.00 .............. 82,705,649.35
September 30. 1931...... 56,712,940.95 8,697.405.33 9.324.729.83 3,62 .500.0 ............. 78,357,576.10
September 30. 1932...... 53,221,413.85 7.103,321.31 8,678,635.80 3,622.500.00 ............... 72,625,870.96
September 30, 1933 49,000.677. 0 5,655,492.39 8.022,742.85 3,622,500.00 ......... 66 ,0L412.84
September 30, 1934 45,731,829.55 4.049,744.94 7,426,361.30 3.622,500.00 ............... 60.830.435.79
September 30, 1935....... 42,207,694.55 2.3935.319.85 6.865,085.45 3,622.500.00 ........... 54,930.599.85
September 30. 1936...... 38,663,841.80 537.109.90 6,2609.2654.10 3,622.500.00 .... ..... 49.092.715.80
September 30. 1937....... 35,036,040.70 ............... 5,658,755.25 3,622,500.00 ............... 44,317.295.96
September 30, 1938....... 34,469.,585.75 .............. 5,550.890.85 3,622,500.00 317,117.69 43.950,094.29
September 30, 1939....... 3345,909.85 ............... 5.530.810.85 3.622,500.00 8.638,2. 52,137.491.99
September 30. 1940..... 34,242.537.40 .. ........ 5.512,848.95 3,622,500.00 17.493.663.98 60,871.550.33
September 30, 1941..... 34.218,728.20 .............. 5,507.469.10 3.622,500.00 24.747,362.42 68.096,049.72
September 30. 1942....... 34,107,015.70 .............. 5488.715.55 3,622.500.00 27.249,981.35 70.468.212.60
September 30, 1943....... 33,977.074.10 ............. 5.469,807.20 3.629,500.00 27,350,000.00 70.419.381.30
TABLE No. 44
EXPENDITURES FROM REVENUE FOR THE PUBLIC DEBT AND RELATION OF SUCH
EXPENDITURES TO REVENUE RECEIPTS FISCAL YEARS 1941-42 AND 1942.43
Expenses Interest Amortization Total
FISCAL YEAR 1941-42 Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
Series A....................-.. ....................... 18,402.30 2.051,250.00 86,000.00 2,155.63.30
Series C............... .... ....................... 2.803S.70 330,140.65 14.000.00 346,944.356
Public Work Contract........ ...... ...................... ,791.05 1,012.676.05 ............... 1.00.467.10
Total expenditures................................... 2S997.05 3.394.066.70 100,000.00 3.523.003.75
Revenue receipts ........ .. .......... ................... .................... ............. ................. 25.599.255.80
Ratio of public debt expenditures to revenue receipts.... .11 13.26 .39 13.76
FISCAL YEAR 1942.43
Series A... ..................... . ................. 19,{718.97 2,041,875.00 87,650.00 2,140.133.97
Series C....... ...... ................. ................ 1.615.53 329,065.90 14.000.00 344,681.43
Public Work Contract......................... ....................... 3,863.75 1,094.052.28 150,000.00 1.247.919.0'
Total expenditures................................. 16,091.25 3,464.993.18 251,650.00 3.732.734.43
Avenue receipts ... ... .................................. .. ....... ................... 32.729, 086.5S
Ratio of public debt expenditures to revenue receipts .05 10.58 .77 11.40




REPORT OF FISCAL DEPARTMENT-APPENDICES 73
TABLE No. 45
PROFIT AND LOSS STATEMENT-SUPPLY SERVICE
FISCAL YEAR 1941-1942
Gourdes Gourdes
Gross Sales ..................................................;............................................................... 286,238.68
Inventory September 30. 1941................ ................................................... 170,M.74
erchase ......... .............................................................. .. ............................. .. 246,417.18
Total.......................... -417,060.92
Inventory September 30. 1942 .. ........ ........ 160,068.58
Cost of merchandise sold ............................... ....... 257,002.34
Gross Profit................................-... ....-......... 29,236.34
Operating Expenses .................................................. 21,692.78
Net Profit................. ..... .......... ...... 7,543.6
FISCAL YEAR 19-2-194
Gourdes Gourdes
Gross Sales ................................................................................................ 1 ............. 281.5 .82
Inventory September 30. 1942 w ... ................. ............................................... 160058.58
Purchases .....................................................................................5.7......................... 2 4,S30.57
Total .......................................... .... ........ ... ... .......... 414,8M..15
Inventory September 30. 1943 ............................................................... 166,149.39
t'ost of merchandises sold ............. .... .... 248,739.76
Gross Profit ........................................................................................ 32.916.06
Operating Expenses ...................................... 11,084.93
Net Profit ....... ...............-. ............... .... . 21,831.13
TABLE No. 46
BALANCE SHEET-SUPPLY SERVICE .
September 30, 1942 September 80. 1943
Assets Gourdes Gourdes
C ash............................................................................................................................ 15,988.48 36,432.69
Petty Cash Fund ..................................................................................................... 200.00 200.00
Accounts Receivable .................................. ......................................................... 20,309.-5 14,037.26
Inventory ...................................................................................................................... 160,058.58 166,149.39
Feipement ................... .................................. 3258.70 3,2. 76
Total ............................ ................................................. 199,815.31 220,078.04
LiabilthesAcc t s Payable .......................-.. .............................................. ............................. 1,W68.40 None
Mirpliss........................... ................................ 198,246.91 220,07804
T otal ........................................................................................................... 199.815.31 220,078.04




74 BANQUE NATIONALE DE LA REPUBLIQUE D'HAITI
TABLE No. 47
NOTES OF THE BANQUE NATIONALE IN CIRCULATION BY MONTHS FISCAL YEARS 1919.20 TO 1942-43
Average Average Avterage1919-20- 1934-35-- 1939-40 1940-41 1941-40 -43 1919, '.
1933-34 1938-39 1942-43Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourder Gourdes
October ,... ...... ......... 8,996,693 7.09.601 7,012,179 8,033.125 1,103,801 .16,565,652 8.919,278
Nov nbet....,............................. 10,000.832 7.236.851 7,670,145 8,216,2L 11,310.344 17,297,131 9.612,216
Decembr....'. ............................ 10,650,447 7,359,549 7,9,89,883 8,213,143 13,170,247 18.358,558 10.178,601
January.. ............................. 10,545,419 7,473,073 7,722,884 7.761,191 13.258.628 18,730,50D0 10,125,827
Febr6ary............... ..... 11,695,538 8,340,895 8,446,567 8,493.,083 14.389,976 20,794,293 11,219,227
March ................................... 11,964,854 8.672.822 8,840,718 8,536,355 15.300.475 22,.326,550 11,676,709
April ............... ................ 11,103,329 8,520.822 9,059,238 8,892,276 15,542,586 23,730,619 11,099,115
May ...... ............ ..... 10,373.771 8.419,247 8.732,927 9,304.494 15,817,895 23,615,241 10,632.223
June ... ........................ 9,526.724 7.905.150 8,750,379 9,917,330 15,707,824 22,901,868 9.991.419
July. .................................... 8.717,909 7,448.744 8.306,952 10,029.800 15,792,560 22,022.116 9,340,157
August.........'.............................. 8,138,658 7.079,620 8,215,280 10.183,885 15,752,674 22,165,812 8,908,151'.
September.. ......................... 8,329,123 7,056,509 7,928,232 10,602,980 15,668,790 574,287 9,037,28'!
Ava......... 10,003,608 7,717.730 8,297,949 907,207 14,401,317 20,931,053 10,05334
TABLE No. 48
LOANS AND DEPOSITS OF BANKS IN HAITI BY MONTHS FISCAL YEAR 1942-1943
Loans and Total loans
discounts and Individuals Government Total
in Haiti discounts deposits deposits depoits
Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
October 31, 1942................................. 8,464.872.53 10.078,328.23 17.324,807.14 5.814,316.82 23,139,123.96
November 30, 1942....................,......... 8,861,035.26 9.932.511.66 18.792,620.04 5.362,701.12 24.155,321.16
December 31, 1942............................ 9.027,464.04 9.060,61Z14 18,041,900.26 7.000,142.21 25,942,102.47
January 31. 1943............................ 8,548,66.49 8.629,564.59 20.432,358.97 1,295,575.76 27,727.934.73
February 28, 1943.................. ....... 6.955,552.30 7,026.180.80 21,051,186.25 9,121,580.34 30,172,76.59.
March 31, 1943 ............................. 7,590.486.44 7,647,739.09 24,353,968 94 9,412,463.73 33.766,452.0
April 30, 194. .................. 9.073,173.83 9,187,605.88 25,598,261.03 9,569,261.57 35,167,512.50
May 31, 1943 ........................... 9.993,178.87 10,096,3099.97 26,650.468.18 10,376,031.30 37.026,489.48
June. 30. 1943...................... 7.236,814.82 7,353,698.37 26,693,063.01 10,741,511.01 37,434,564.02
July 31, 1943 ..................... .......... 8,066,388.28 8,149,887.68 30.416,556.95 11.197.075.32 41,613,632.27
August 31, 1943.............................. 6,70,857.73 6.709,857.73 29,528,032.08 10,891,937.47 40,419,969.55
September 30, 1943................................. 8,092.256.14 8,206,379.64 30,793=,897.82 10,685,622.24 41.479,450.06
Average .............................................. 8,218,312.25 8.506,563.81 24,214.759.22 8.955.684.07 33,170,443.29 -




REPORT OF FISCAL DEPARTMENT-APPENDICES 75
TABLE No. 49
INTERNAL REVENUE RECEIPTS BY SOURCES-FISCAL YEARS 1940-41 TO 1942-43
1940-41 1941-42 1942-43
Excise: Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
Alcohol front cane juice .................... ................... W5,826.42 317,783.45 361Z1 ,L.1
Alcohol from other matter ............ ........................ . 3..97.80
Malt liquors ......... ....... ........ ............ .. .... 1.42 ............. 27.00
.Spirituous liquors, ........................... ............................. ...* 2.675.00 2.571.30 2,081.78
Vinous liquors ........ .................... .............. ......... 19,242.34 1.70D.37 9,27.91
Cigars .............................. .......................................... ........ ........ 4,103.13 5.498.06 6.561.02
Cigarettes ....... ... ... ...... 45550.56 5W0,5,4.4S 786,821.54
Gasolne ......................................... .......... ... 21,20.00 16,250.00 825.- r,
tard substitutes .................................................................................. 65 36.80 40,707.55 32,176.72
Manufactured tobacco ............................... 17,618.12 17,300.54 15,676.48
M catches ................................................ ........... ...................... ......... ........ Z*00.77 .............. ..........
Salt ............................... ................................. ........... ......... ... ,
S........... ....................... ....... ... I 2 -......
Se~ap....................... ,112.35 36,894.06 41,625.05
Vegetable oil~ ~....;........ ....... ............ . ....... .... ......... ... ....... ........... ........ k,1 .S I ,q .9 1 14 7
Vegetable oil........ 225,01.5s 192,970.39 191,497.09
T tal.... ................................... ....... ..... ............................. 1.24.3 90 1,448,148.63
Automobile registration tax ... ... 138,211.58 136,9.51 128,013.40
Consular fees .................................................................................................... 3GS. O.0 .10515 47,212.85
Court fees ....................... .......................... 6,358.00 6,62675 7.363 0
Documentary recording fees.................. .. 31,007.85 361.0 8 4 448,340.2
Drivers' licenses .................................................................................................. 77,0 60 78,027.85 65.565.00
Fines and penalties ............. ........ .... .. 4,944. D 13,051.58 3,02178
Foreign residents' permits............................................................................ 29,990.00 30,948.40 25,565.00
Identity cards ...................................................................................................... 2 0,591.02 344,317.30 590.52 .96
Income tax ..................................................................................... ................... 471.639.29 6 7123. 08 2.740,69 .96
Irrigation tax ... ............... 71, 490.92 86.922.19 95,.43315
Naturalization tax .................... .. 6,100.00 1.200.00 1000
Occupational tax on foreigners ...................... ........... 209.515.04 206,771.32 204,130.07
'Official gazette ....................................................... ......................................... 2,165.00 2174.00 1 .86 00
Patent and trade mark fees ......................................................................... 10,610.00 8,130.70 9,680.00
Post office box rentals ................... ............ 9.252.94 9,.35399 9,011.37
Publication fees ....................... ............ .2,830.00 4,020.00 4,330.00
Public auction fees ........... .............................. .................................. 729.40 657.59 924.63
Public land rentals ............................ ............. ................ ............................... 328,107.39 360.48.07 65,174.00
Radio tax .............. .................................................................. 25,5 20.75 25,306.50 22,791.75
Stamp receipts:
Commercial account books ........................... .. 3,739.90 4.509.50 5.19.90
Documentary stamps .............................................. 39.59,0.74 500,760.565 63.7.07
Postage stamps .......................................................................................... M ,3 1.91 24 ,830.21 462,67t40
Stamped paper .......................................................................................... 79,551.30 3 .11060 40,414.35
Stock and bond tax ................. .................................... ............................. 36,929.30 36.757.34 35,824.39
Telegraph and telephone service....... ....... .......... .... ............ 421,525.88 43.982.53 476,913.51
Visas of manifests ........ .......... ...... 5,607.60 3.30.20 1.885.10
Vital statistics fees ..................................... ... ................................. 122,516.40 147.279.63 169,079.91
Water service rents ............... .. .................... .............. 296,97OD1.00 39,46.9 422,838.00
Miscellaneous ............................................................ 9,18.55 1,446.81 173,108.24
Total ........................................ ................................. 4.878.926.03 5,337,416.04 8,667,619.33




76 BANQUE NATIONALE DE LA 'REPUBLIQUE D'HAITI
TABLE No. 50
INTERNAL REVENUE RECEIPTS BY COLLECTION DISTRICTS FISCAL YEARS 1940-41 TO 194M-43
Districts 1340-41 1941-42 1942-43
Gourdes Gourdes Gourdes
Cap Haitien ...................................................................................................... 338310.23 372.647.56 542 ,W 67
Cayes ... .................................. ...... .... ........ ............ 209,804.52 250,556.11 383,747.46
Fort Libert .........................................- ........... 175,730.30 206,960.85 998,905.80
Gonaves ... ........ ......... 161,114.57 146.85916 213,231.69
Jacmel.................................................................................................... 146.721.60 192,81189 218,709.77
Jirmie.............................................. ...... .......................... 141.46178 179,1338 269287.98
Miragone............................. ....................................... 70.915.23 86.168.72 96,27.82
Petit Golve... ......................................................................... 68.492.44 76,695.12 99.230.76
Port-au-Prince....................................... ..................... 3,15M.392.03 3.483,579.52 5,413.249.44
Port-de-Paix ..... ...................... .......................... 84.729.11 94.291.91 112,468.15
Saint Marc......... ................................................ ..... ............. .. 328.254.22 247.710.82 319,859.79
Total........................................................................................... 4,878.926.03 5.337.416.04 8.667.619.33




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APPENDICES-SCH-EDULE I (Imports) 81
SCHEDULE No. 1
Q UANTITY AND VALUE OF IMPORTS INTO HAITI BY COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN
OCTBER1942 SEPTEMBER 1943
AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY, TOOLS AND IMPLEMENTS: Gourdes
Cuba .. . . . . .................. 191,115
United Kingdom ... . . . . . . . 22,769
*United States...................................... 861,504
1,075,388
ANIMALS, LIVE; Kilos
*Dominican Republic........................ 22,675 16,808
United States............................ 11 130
22,686 16,938
BOOKS AND OTHER PRINTED MATTER:
Argentina ................... 33
Canada........................................... 31,319
Colombia........................................... 20
Cuba............................................. .2,724
Dominican Republic.............................. ... 201
Germany........................................... 206
Martinique ......................................... 33
Puertxico.......................................... 1014
Switerland........................................... 2851
United igo.......................................25
United States................................. ... 63,582
Venezuela........................................... 1 3
101,536
CARS, CARRIAGES AND OTHER VEHICLES AND ACCESSORIES:
*Automobiles-- Number
United States................... 37 222,093
Trucks-United States . . . . . ..83 588.395
Al te -Bahama Islands ... . . . ... .. . 30
Cuba .. . . . . . . . .12
United States . . . . .. . . .. 296,409
296,451
CEMENT: Kilo's
Puerto Rico .. . . . . . . 21,541 7,785
United States.......................... 8,170,987 1,150,286
8,192,528 1,158,071
CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL SUBSTANCES AND PRODUCTS:
Crude substances and products-United Kingdom........................... 555 -559
United States............................ 105,113 72,191
Venezuela................................. 29 51
105,697 72,801




82 REPORT OF B.N.R.H.. FISCAL DEPARTMENT
CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL SUBSTANCES AND PRODUCTS (C)
Calcium carbide- Kilos Gourdes
Cuba ....... .. ...... ...8 75
United States............................ 18,356 13,974
18,903 14,849
Patent medicinesArgentina............................... 2 159
Canada.................................. 125 1,978
Cuba............................. -*-* -**23 693
Dominican Republic......................... 31 974
France...................................... ........ 2
United Kingdom........................... i105 2,739
*United States............................ 11,208 78,857
11,494 85,402
Al te-Argentina....................... ........... ........ 83,346
Brazil......................... .................... 672
British India........................................ 405
Canada........................................... 77,105
Chile............................................... -82
China.............................................. 214
Colombia........................................... 412
Cuba ...................** *................... ..........34,914
Dominican Republic............................ ....... 151
Dutch East Indies ..................................... 39
France............................................. 398
Guatemala........................................... 282
Jamaica............................................ 112
Japan.............................................. 194
Mexico........................................... 43,224
Peru.............................................. 1,044
Portugal............................................ 104
Puerto Rico ........................................ 743
Switzerland ................. ..... ....... 26J723
Trinidad............................................ ,28
United Kingdom.................................... 10,389
United States...................................... 1.028,620
1,3 12,201
Oils, fats, waxes and their derivativesArgentina......................................... 50,325
Canada....................................... ...... 56
Cuba .............................................. 2
Dominican Republic ..............................8
Germany............................................. 1I
United States...................................... 174;778
225,250
All otherArgentina........................................... 422
Brazil............................................. 3,374
British Africa........................................ 200
Canada.............................................. 16
Egypt............................................. 265
Puerto Rico.......................................... 7
United States....................................... 51.954
56,228




APPENDICES-SCHEDULE I (Imports) 83
CLOCKS AND WATCHES: Gourdes
Canada...................................8
Cuba.................................. .......... 291
Switzerland....................................... 29,209
United States....................................... 4.727
34,235
COAL. COKE, BRIQUETTES AND OTHER FUEL:
Coal- Kilos
United States ... . . .. ... 30,363 8,860
COPPER AND ALLOYS AND MANUFACTURES OF:
Canada.............................................. 204
China....................................... ...... 5
Domnican Republic.................................... 519
France.............................................. 33
Jamaica........................................ ....... 8
Switzerland.......................................... 36
United Kingdom...................................... 276
United States....................................... .91.817
92,898
"CORK AND MANUFACTURES OF:
Cuba...................................... ........ 7
United Kingdom............................ 4 96
United States.............................. 241 3,180
245 3,283
COTTON AND MANUFACTURES OF:
UnmanufacuredDominica~n Republic...................... 5,592 1,084
13,326 17.472
,Blankets and blanket clothMexico.................................... 2 18
United States............................. 6,068 49,028
6,070 49.046
Cloths, plain wovenBleached or unbleachedCanada.................................. 34 312
Cubs..................................... 37 318
Mexico............................. *......201,604 1321,165
United Kingdom........................... 1159 1,969
United States.......................... 339,775 2,168,784
541.609 3.492,548
Dyed or printedBahama Islands............................. 1 16
Canada................................... 64 1,660
Cuba................................... 4,071 31,408
Dominican Republic........................... ........ 9
Mexico ................................ 402,677 3,498,164
United Kingdom.......................... 1,755 19,273
United States........................... 651,589 5,395,719
1,060.157 8.946.249
EmbroideredCanada..................................... ........ 3
United States............................ 540 4,973
540 4,976




84 REPORT OF B.N.R.H.. FISCAL DEPARTMENT
COTTON AND MANUFACTURES OF: (Continued)
Cloths, twilled or figured in the loomBleached or unbleachd- Kilos Gocsrdes
Mexico................................. 42,498 269,066
United Kingdom.......................... 6,541 45,619
United States............................ 130.706 943,205
179,745 1,257,890
Dyed or printedCuba.................................... 634 4,978
Mexico................................. 60,825 451,060
United Kingdom.......................... 9,455 85,378
United States............................ 586,093 3,647,400
657,007 4,188,816
EmbroideredMexico................................... 57 2,392
Belts and hosieryCanada................................... 13 614
Cuba..................................... 16 264
Cura~ao..................** ** ..... *'**'*"*. ...............
Dominican Republic........................... ........ 8
Mexico.................................. 588 13,415
Puerto Rico................................. ........ 15
United States.................... ........ 16,010 280,077
16,627 294,394
Clothing (except knit goods)Canada....................................... ... 165
Cuba.............................................. 464
Dominican Republic................................... 29
Guatemala......................... .................. 5
Jamaica............................................. 30
Mexico............................................. 15
Puerto Rico............ ........................... 93
United States...................................... 119,087
119,888
Duck
United States............................. 8,247 45,929
Velvety fabricsUnited States............................... 8 169
Knit goodsArgentina................................... ........ 9
Cuba................ ..... '' ** ........ .......'18 378
Dominican Republic........................... ........ 2
Mexico.................................. 623 6,925
Guatemala............................. ........I
United States............................. 22,262 320,904
22.903 328,219
Piqu6-SUnited States.............................. 35 474
Yarns and manufactures ofBrazil...................................... ........ 1I
Canada............................... ........I
Cuba...............................*"'III* 1*11 185 2,051
Dominican Republic......................... 28 993
Mexico................................. 3,048 56,019
United Kingdom......................... 32,904 444,552
United States............................ 64,170 830,85.5
100,335 1,334,472




-APPEND ICES-2 -SCHEDULE I (Izpbrts)
COTTON AND MANUFACTURES OF: (Continued) All other- Gourdes
Bahama Islands....................................... 15
Canada..................................... ....... 2,993
Cuba........................................ ..... 1,411
Cura~ao............................................. 15
Dominican Republic............................. ...... 2
Jamaica.............................................. 7
Mexico................. .......................... 4,807
Puerto Rico.......................................... 90
Switzerland.............................. .............. 912
United Kingdom.............................. .........32,913
United States............................... ....... 346,368
Venezuela.............................. .............. 33
389,566
EARTHENWARE, PORCELAIN, CLAY, AND POTTERY: Kilos
Canada ................ ..**....... ......... ......9
Cuba...................................... 7 32
Mexico................................... 4 10
United Kingdom............................ 1 5
United States............................74,962 57,265
74,974 57,321
-EXPLOSIVES:
CartridgesUnited States........................... 9..... 3,275
All otherUnited States............................. 3,523 15,459
'FEATHERS, INTESTINES AN.D MANUFACTURES OF:
Argentina.......................................... 1,530
Canada. ............................................18
Dominican Republic.................................. 3,137
United States ... . . ... . . .. 11,216
15,901
FERTILIZERS:
United States .. . . . . .. 271,522 193,682
FIBERS, VEGETABLE, OTHER THAN COTTON AND MANUFACTURES OF:
Jritesh India.............................356,826 689,569
United States............................ .326,753 604,173
683.579 1,293,742
Yarns, threads, twines, ropes, and cordsBahama Islands.................. .......... 136 144
Cuba ................................. .1,069 1,622
United States............................. 2,319 7,897
3,524 9,663
All otherCanada............................................. 99
Dominican Republic................................... 25
Dutch East Indies..................................... 140
Jamaica............................................. 16
Mexico............................................ 4,289
United Kingdom............................ ...:..... 23,630
United States........................................ 33,852
62,051




86 REPORT OF B.N.R.H., FISCAL DEPARTMENT
FOODSTUFFS:
MeatsLard- Kilos Gocirdes
Argentina............................... 10,188 22,092
Bahama Islands............................. 5 10
Canada................................. 14,381 30,114
Cuba.................................... 3,257 10,078
United States............................ 71,353 148,811
99,184 211,105
Lard substitutesCuba............................... .... 1,646 4,425
United States............................. 2,110 4.762
3,756 9,187
PickledArgentina.................... ............. 321 .365
United States............................ 27,591 35,306
27,912 35,671
Salted or smokedArgentina.......................... ...... 845 1,609
Cuba................................... 33,006 10,826
United States............................ 37,551 10,801
71,402 23,236
SausageArgentina................................ 473, 2,04 4
Domican Republic.......................... 206 522
679 2,566
Tongues, heads, tails, feetDominican Republic................... ...4 2
United States........................... 1,355 884
1,359 886
Fish
Pickled or smokedUnited States............................. 6,829 7,310
Salted or driedBahama Islands.......................... 204,167 42,003
Canada.............. ................... 20,485 24,127
United States............................ 27,276 20,698
251,928 86,828
Grains, fruits, vegetables, and preparations ofBeans, peas, and pulse, driedDominican Republic......................... 268 324
United States............................. 2.23 2 3,498
2,500 3,822
Bread, biscuit, and crackersCanada......................................6 44
Dominican Republic ..................... ....
Germany.................................. 11 25
Jamaica..................................... ........ 7
United States............................ 45,315 125,729
45,332 125,806




APPEND ICES--SCIEDULE I (Imports) 87
FOODSTUFFS: (Continued)
Grains, fruits, vegetables, and preparations of- (continued)
Flour, Wheat- Kilos Gourdes
Cuba.......................... ......... 7,060 1,223
United States........................... 8,136,276 3,296,807
8,143,336 3,298,030
Onions and garlicArgentina............................... 2,097 3,210
Chile................................... 3,145 5,071
Cuba.................................... 120 460
Mexico................. .........11,481 17,589
United States............................ 24,874 35,967
41,717 62,297Potatoes and other tubers, freshUnited States ........................... 3,706 2,241
Rice
Dominican Republic..........................95 76
United States................................. 1
96 7.7
Sugar, refinedCuba ............... ....... .............5 7
Dominican Republic......................... 30 30
United States............................ 1,179 890
1,214 927
Vermicelli, macaroni, and pastesCanada................................... 1 2
Dominican Republic.......................... 1 1
United States............................ 24,154 30,794
24,156 30,797
All otherArgentina................................. 350 2,453
Brazil.................................. .....I
British India............................... 46 298
Canada................................. 22,251 9,083
Dominican Republic........................ .901 1,169
*Mexico................................... 91 165
Puerto Rico............................... 2 28
United States............................ 104,011 115,093
Venezuela................................. 1 10
Liquors and Beverages-12,5 1830
Malt liquors- Liters
Cuba .......................2,278 3,076
Dominican Re"public...............9,374 14,169
Mexico .................................. ........ 20
United States............................. 77,132 103,609
88.784 120,874
Spirits, distilledArgentina .................. 450 9,375
Bahama Islands.............................. 243 2,003
Canada.................................. 995 6,785
Cuba .................................. 180 2,467
Cura~ao................................. 210 3,901
Mexico................................... 9 240
Netherlands............................... 60 856
United Kingdom........................... 460 7,361
United States............... ............. 1,479 14,131
4,086 47,119




REPORT OF B.N.R.H., FISCAL DEPARTMENT
FOODSTUFFS: (Continued)
Wines- Liters Gouxdes
Argentina.............................. 2,240 0,94
Chile................................. 8........
Dominican Repubilc........................ 9.....48
United States............................ 16,305 29,975
18,562 34,917
All otherArgentina................................. 50 149
Trinidad ................................ 120 1,306
United States........................... .. 36,181 41,827
36,351 43,282
Miscellaneous foodstuffsButter- Kilos
Argentina . . . . . . .. 29,965 131,443
Bahama Islands.............................. 7 33
Cuba.................................... 8,628 26,776
Dominican Republic........................ 1,759 5,482
Mexico ................................... 506 2,985
United States ............. .............25 145
40,890 166,564
Oleomargarine and butter substitutesCuba ............ ...................26 85
Dominican Republic........................ 105 280
United States............................. 1,644 4,151
1,775 4,516
Oils for table useArgentina.................................... ..... 4
Cuba..................................... -5 21
Dominican Republic......................... 123 237
United States............................ 20,541 45,170
20,669 45,432
SpicesBritish Africa............................ 1,508 4,629
British India................................45 276
Canada................................... 43 ., 65
China................................... 287 20 6 2
Do6minican Republic.......................... 1 3
Dutch East Indies......................... 10,616 15,756
French Indo-China......................... 240 1,364
United Kingdom........................... 11 684
United States ............... 18,812 50,162
31,563 75,001
Canned or preserved goodsFish
Argentina.................................... ...... 4
Bahama Islands............................... .....2
Canada................................... 1 7
Mexico................................... 46 224
United States............................. 1,959 4,640
2,008 4,877




APPENDICES-SCHEDULE I (Imports) 89
FOODSTUFFS: (Continued)
Miscellaneous foodstuffs- (continued)
Canned or preserved goods- (continued)
Fruit- Kilos Gourdes
-.-Argentina............................... 3,322 8,537
Curaqao.................................. 674 1,525
Dominican Republic.......................... 2 5
Mexico.................................. 572 1,189
Puerto Rico................................ 1 7
United States............................ 12,978 22,189
17,549 3.3,.455.
MeatsArgentina............................... 16,539 63,144
Canada.................................... 2 24
Cuba.................................... 132 ;575
Curagao................................. 2,327 6,441
Mexico................................... 6 15
United States............................. 12,038 52,774
31,044 122,973
VegetableArgentina................................. 1,628 5,111
Canada.................................. 340 385
Cura~ao ................................ 480 854
Mexico.................................. 395 1,355
United States............................. 10,943 20,049
Cheese13,786 27,1754
Argentina............................... 2,656 7,900
Canada....................................... .... 9
Cuba................................... 1,491 3,898
Dominican Republic........................ 3,056 9,322
United States............................ 19,692 82,407
Conf. e tioery-. 26,895 1 03,536
Canada................................... 7 78'
Cuba..................................... 11 31
Curalao.......................... .......... ........ 4
Dominican Republic........................... ........ 3
Germany................................. 82 205
Mexico................................. 6,001 12,990
United States............................ 46,647 156,945
52,748 170,256
Condensed, malted and fresh milkArgentina................................ 219 1,165
Australia................................. 820 3,920
Bahama Islands ............................. 14 98
Canada............ ..... I ... .., 2 12
Switzerland............................... 597 4,775
United States............................ 104,885 203,172
106,537 213,142
OlivesUnited States............................. 2,916 7,903
Pickles and saucesArgentina........................ 6,123 20,993
Canada.................................. 164 213
Curaqao .................................. 15 38
United States............................. 15,063 29,123
21,365 50,367




90 REPORT OF B.N.R.H., FISCAL DEPARTMENT
FOODSTUFFS: (Continued)
All other foodstuffs- Gourdes
.Canada............................................. 102
Cuba............................................. 26,506
Cura~ao ....... ... .............................. 9
Dominican Republic..................................-5;498
Switzerland.......................................... 8
United States...................................... 230,263
262,465
GLASS AND GLASSWRE:
Argentina.......................................... 618
Bahama Islands....................................... 20
Canada........................................... 1,7
Cuba .........:*..**......... **'***.....................29
Dominican Republic................................... 374
Jamaica............................................. 252
Japan............................................... 12
Mexico........................................... 64,895
Puerto Rico.......................................... 47
United Kingdom..................................... 105
United States...................................... 314,589
382,400
GOLD, SILVER, PLATINUM AND MANUFACTURE OF.
Cuba.............................................. 3,160
Curaqao............................................. 5
France............................................ a-- 857
Mexico............................................. 513
United States..................................... 8,088
12,623
HATS AND CAPS:
Canal Zone.......................................... 6
Cuba.............................................. 323
Curacao............................................. 38
Dominican Republic.................................... 13
Ecuador........................................... 2,766
Mexico............................................. 112
United Kingdom.................................... 4,642
United States...................................... 103,315
111,545
HIDES AND SKINS AND MANUFACTURES OF:
Tanned hides and skins, curried, dyed or dressed- Kilos
Cuba . . . . . . . ..10 191
United States............................ 3,757 83,966
3,767 84,157
Boots, shoes and slippers- Pairs
Canada.................................. 330 2,046
Cuba.................................... 198 1,876
Curaao .................................. 2 14
Mexico................................... 84 505
Puerto Rico........................ ....... 2 18
United States............................. 10,248 125,418
10,864 129,877




APPENDICES--SCHEDULE I (Imports) -91
HIDES AND SKINS AND MANUFACTURES OF: (Continued)
All cther- Gourdes
Bahama Islands...................................... 690
Canada............................................. 17
Cuba........................................... ... 13
Jamaica............................................. 15
Mexico.......................................... ... 38
Switzerland.......................................... 12
United Kingdom.................................. ... 274
United States.................................... ... 83,956
85,015
IRON AND STEEL AND MANUFACTURES OF:
Cast ironKitchen utensils- Kilos
Cuba................................... 61,802 67,217
Pipes and fittingsCuba................................... 2,117 1,895
Mexico................................. 6,097 3,472
United States............. ............... 94,150 62,463
102,364 67,830
All otherCuba........................................ 35
United States..................................... ... 841
876
',Wrought iron, steel, and malleable cast ironBars, beams, rods, plates and sheetsBahama Islands........................... ..30 28
Dominican Republic .. .. .. ... . 91 750
United States............................. 518.024 361,492
518,145 362,270
Baths, urinals and water closetsUnited States............................ 23,537 64,847
CutleryCuba.............................................. 552
Dominican Republic................................... 337
Germany........................................ 5
Mexico............................................. 64,155
Switzerland.......................................... 21
United States....................................... 60,515
125,585
FirearmsUnited States........................................ 575
Industrial kettlesCuba................................... 3,471 2,400
Kitchen and household utensilsPainted, tinned or galvanizedBahama Islands.............................,9 6,01
2,301 6,018




92 REPORT OF B.N.R.H., FISCAL DEPARTMENT
IRON AND STEEL AND MANUFACTURES OF: (Continued) Wrought iron, steel. and malleable cast iron- (continued)
Enamelled- Kilos Goardes
C uba .... ..... .. .. ... .. .. .... ... .. 1 2
U nited States ......................... Y.16:) 33,505
9,186 33,507
Nails and tacksUnited States ......................... 398,733 279,891
Pipes and fittingsDominican Republic ..................... .40 1,13
United States ......................... 136,439 152,254
136,479' 152,367
Railway track materialUnited States ......................... 176,798 100.618
Structural ironDominican Republic ................. 1,126 850
United States ......................... 104,433 107.374
105,559 108,224
Tools and implements
Canada ........ ........ 2 178
D om inican Republic .................... ........ 5
P uerto R ico .......................... ........ 9
United States ......................... 8,688 46,675
8,690 46,867
Wire, galvanized or notBarbedUnited States ......................... 9,652 18,763
PlainUnited States .......................... 32,422 25,970
All otherU nited States ......................... 3,137 6,412
All otherA rgentina ..................................... 444
C anada ....................................... 4 05
C uba ......................................... 7.193
G erm any ...................................... 168
Jam aica .............. .............. ....... ... 364
M exico ....................................... 5,102
Sw itzerland .................................... 540
U nited Kingdom ................................ 14,685
U nited States ................................... 430,202
459,103
MACHINERY AND APPARATUS:
Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances
Radio receiving setsM exico ................................... ... 395
U nited States ............................. ..... 76,757
77,152




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MACHINERY AND APPARATUS: (Continued)
All other- Gourdes
Cuba.............. .....................1,680
French, Guiana...................................... 175
Trinidad............................................ 260
United States...................................... 338,011
340,126
Power pumpsUnited States....................................... 8,653
Sewing machinesUnited States....................................... 20,578
SUanmciey States............................... ....... 43,574
All otherCanada............................................. 28
Cuba.......................... .................... 625
Dominican Republic.................................. 15,531
France........................ ..................... 159
Germany........................................... 3,382
Jamaica............................................. 16
Martinique......................................... 3,039
Mexico............................................. 892
Puerto Rico........................................ 2,643
Switzerland...................... ........... ..4,850
United Kingdom........................4,893
United States ...................................... 475,176
511,236
.MATCHES: Kilos
Dominican Republic . . . . . . .... 2
United States.............. .............. 63,627 167,065
63,627 167,067
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND PARTS OF:
Cnaada ........................................... 139
Cuba......................... .................... 1,359
Dominican Republic.................................. 5,571
Switzerland......................................I
United States.................................25,953
33,023
OILS, MINERAL:
Fuel oilsCuragao................................ 3,579,687 408,929
United States.............................434,164 78,628
4.013,851 487,557
Gasoline- Liters
Cura~ao............................... 6,494,012 752.733
United States............................ 847,605 235,828
7,341,617 988,561
KeroseneCurapao............................... 608,725. 56,709