Supplement to Commerce reports


Material Information

Supplement to Commerce reports daily consular and trade reports issued by the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Department of Commerce
Uniform Title:
Commerce reports
Volume title page for -<1920>:
Supplements to Commerce reports : review of industrial and trade conditions in foreign countries in ... by American consular officers
Portion of title:
Daily consular and trade reports issued by the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Department of Commerce
Physical Description:
6 v. : ; 24-26 cm.
United States -- Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce
Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Dept. of Commerce
Place of Publication:
Washington, D.C
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Commerce -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Foreign economic relations -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
federal government publication   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )


Additional Physical Form:
Also available in electronic format.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began with issue for Jan. 8, 1915?; ceased with issue for Dec. 31, 1920?
Numbering Peculiarities:
Each issue covers an individual country and bears a number corresponding to that country. Reports from the various consular districts in a country are distiguished by the addition of a letter (66a, 66b, 66c, etc.), in the order in which they are issued.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue no.52f, 1919, contains misprint, November 41.
General Note:
Title from caption.
General Note:
"Annual series."

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 004822593
oclc - 16390134
sobekcm - AA00005307_00039
lcc - HC1 .R1981
System ID:

Related Items

Preceded by:
Daily consular and trade reports (Washington, D.C. : 1910)
Succeeded by:
Trade and economic review for ..

Full Text

BM, ^;, ^2f August 16, 1918

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ei etea Sam~oa as it is called since September,
"idepation took place, comprises the islands of
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with the town of Apia as the head of the political
are the remains of a seinisubmerged volcanic range,
Switch t-ropicl verdure which -to a great extent pro-
itre or fatiUng; hence the principal industries are the
.eonuts, cacao, and rubber,
i, to Unaited StQIat Last Yea a BIecord.
1917 was the record for to the United States.
ted in value to $1,293,977,' ig an increase of $615,952
* previous high-record yea. War conditions and exclu-
eann markets were the resias of the increased Ameri-

table shows the expo P their value from Samoa
tes fr the years 19i .6, andd 1917:
S 1 1917 1915 1916 1917

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... iEtrb' m Auklandi to Apia brings commercial
."edla.d a ~a.iustralia, and the products of the
a. t"i-Sd turifly have an advantage. The
n te'~mtt de after the war is for the Oceanic
':. steamers from San Francisco to make

W tav lT th' imports into Apia for

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1t iie ha Apia from Itiifl
increase o over 1916, wier fi.. d. ..
showed an of $11,130 i
Seventeen sapling vessels caller. t Apia in::.:
from or to Ainerica; but the number ~r 1918 w~itl
Imports of Dress Goods and Ready-Made 01othnHg.
The foreign commerce of Samoa consists principally
natural products and imports of manufactured goods i
food stuffs. The most important manufactured lines of
dress goods, draperies, and ready-made weare
dungarees and white cotton suits, all grouped coct
lowing list; in the Australian and New Zealand
American manufacture. The classification of foreign
dry goods are not available.
The table below gives the values of the imports o
parel for the years 1916 and 1917:



United States................ 18,165 81 4,002 Japan......... ............
Australia.................. .. 0,657 134.710 New Zealan .............
China................. ....... ,489 1,061 United Kindom............
Fiji Islands................... 4,044 16,0 .
Franc.............................. Totl.................
Demand' for American Goods.
Prior to the war the importation of American cotton i
significant, in spite of the fact that the United Statesr
raw material and was closer to this market than Madih
land. In 1915, while it was still possible to get goods
prices from England, a San Francisco firm estabisHAi
Apia and introduced many American lines. It was .
cessful with ginghams and zephyrs, and it is liks
American mill could be induced to turn out design seF
Sea requirements this trade could be secured and-held
suggestions can be supplied, either with the idea of i
mediate supplies or of preparing for the market win
again become normal. It is also assured that the liai
would be equally suitable for the trade in Guam and ti
Correspondence ou this matter is invited. .
American hardware and tinned salmon commaJd
Samoa though frequently credited to Australia and I
as they are the points of shipment. The import
biscuits is monopolized by Australia; and tnned
extent by Australia and New Zealand. California wii
hold their own with Australian competition.
Firearms and ammunition are mostly American, but
laws in force at present render the importation dibaald
boots and shoes are in demand and have preference over
For a small community the growth of motor vab
rapid in the past four years, and with few exceptioni a'
can cars or trucks, the smaller and cheaper please .

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