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Atlas German Colonies, with Yearbook, edited by the German Colonial Society, 1908, Trade of the Protectorates 1900-1906
Trade : (p.4) German external trade in 1907 amounted to 15,466 million Mark, of which 8.597 million Mark fell on exports, 6,869 million Mark on imports. In 1904 the entire external trade of the German Reich amounted to 11,577 million Mark.
The total value of the trade of the German protectorates in the years 1900-1906 is shown in the following statistical table

Trade of the Protectorates 1900-1906.
Value in 1000 M.

A. Imports:
I. African Protectorates
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906
Ostafrika 12,031 9,511 8,858 11,188 14,339 17,655 25,153
Kamerun 14,245 9,397 13,392 9,638 9,378 13,467 13,305
Togo (1) 3,517 4,723 6,206 6,105 6,898 7,760 6,433
Südwestafrika (2 6,968 10,075 8,568 7,931 10,057 23,632 68,626
sum I 36,761 33,706 37,024 34,862 40,672 62,514 113,517

 

A. Imports:
II. Pacific Protectorates
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906
Neu-Guinea (3)
Bismarck-Archipelago (4) 1,288 1,331 1,715 2,115 1,759 2,271 2,390
Kaiser-Wilhelmsland (5) 378 325 573 799 567 666 917
East-Carolinas (6) - 589 321 339 381 315 391
West-Carolinas, incl. Palau (6) - 121 442 209 1,392 459
Marianas (6) - 58 72 120 176 239
Marshall-Islands (7) 597 634 488 498 444 651 1,096
Samoa (8) 2,106 1,571 2,603 2,681 2,317 3,387 2,889
sum II 4,369 4,450 5,879 6,946 5,797 8,858 8,381
sum of Imports A.I and A.II 41,130 38,156 42,903 41,808 46,469 71,372 121,898

 

B. Exports:
I. African Protectorates
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906
Ostafrika 4,294 4,623 5,283 7,054 8,951 9,950 10,995
Kamerun 5,886 6,264 6,652 7,565 8,021 9,315 9,946
Togo 3,059 3,691 4,194 3,616 3,551 3,957 4,199
Südwestafrika  908 1,242 2,213 3,444 299 216 383
sum I 14,147 15,820 18,342 21,679 20,822 23,438 25,523

 

B. Exports:
II. Pacific Protectorates
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906
Neu-Guinea (4)
Bismarck-Archipelago (5) 797 1,191 919 963 1,130 1,179 1,513
Kaiser-Wilhelmsland (5) 212 212 202 243 54 156 49
East-Carolinas (6) - 483 167 181 200 101 137
West-Carolinas (6) - 116 359 126 136 291
Marianas (6) - 176 231 154 97 55
Marshall-Islands (7) 556 676 505 522 583 700 570
Samoa (8) 1,266 1,006 1,692 1,358 1,675 2,029 3,026
sum II 2,831 3,568 3,777 3,884 3,922 4,398 5,641
sum of imports B I. and II. 16,978 19,388 22,119 25,563 24,744 27,836 31,164

 

C. Total Trade
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906
I. African Protectorates (1) (2) 50,908 49,526 55,366 56,541 61,494 85,952 139,040
II. Pacific Protectorates 7,200 8,018 9,656 10,830 9,719 13,256 14,022
sum 58,108 57,544 65,022 67,371 71,213 99,208 153,062

The data for exports and imports for the Kiautschou protectorate are listed on page 25 under the title "trade and transportation"

merchant fleet : (p.5) According to "Nautikus" 1907, on April 1st 1907 936 steamers over 1000 tons sailed under German flag, and 176 sailboats.. 

Navy : The Imperial navy, according to Weyer "Taschenbuch 1908" disposed on January 1st 1908 over finished and currently constructed ships : 22 ships-of-the-line (4 outdated ones not counted, 6 under construction), 8 coastal ironclad vessels, 8 battle cruisers, 27 protected cruisers, 11 unprotected cruisers, 9 gunboats, c. 20 school ships unfit for battle, 11 special ships, 2 port ships and 1 submarine. The combined crew numbers 46,913 men.

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(1) The trade statistics for Togo 1906 lists the imports without the customs tariffs paid; the trade statistics for earler years, however, includes those tariffs.

(2) The figures of all tables for the protectorate of Deutsch-Ostafrika for 1904 and 1905 include only the private goods imported and exported, not those imported resp. exported by the government; the figures for 1906 contain the latter as well.

(3) We have continuing, comparable figures only for the Bismarck-Archipelago.

(4) The figures until 1902 inclusive pertain to the fiscal year, for the years since 1903 on the calendar year.

(5) The figures pertain to the calendar year.

(6) The figures for the years prior to 1902 pertain to the fiscal year.

(7) The figures for 1900 and 1901 pertain to the fiscal year, the others to 
the calendar year.

(8) The small trade of the American Samoa Islands is included.





 


Source: Deutscher Kolonial-Atlas mit Jahrbuch (Atlas German Colonies with Yearbook), edited by the Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft (German Colonial Society). Berlin 1908, p.4f

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