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Atlas of Germany's Colonies and Illustrated Yearbook, edited by the German Colonial Society, 1908, The German Protectorates (I)

The German Protectorates (I)

German Protectorates, White Population, at the Beginning of 1908

  adults  children total population together
  male  female male  female male  female
Ostafrika 1,954 507 222 162 2,176 669 2,845
Kamerun 965 112 22 29 987 141 1,128
Togo 213 50 3 2 216 52 268
Südwestafrika 5,295 1,491 669 758 5,964 2,249 8,213
Neu-Guinea :              
Bismarck-Archipelago 323 87 31 22 354 109 463
Kaiser-Wilhelmsland 125 41 11 7 136 48 184
Eastern Carolinas 46 17 3 5 49 22 71
Western Carolinas, Palau und Marianas 54 13 9 12 63 25 88
Marshall-Islands 129 21 7 5 136 26 162
Samoa 317 78 22 19 339 97 436
sum 1908 9,421 2,417 999 1,021 10,420 3,438 13,858
= 1907 8,782 1,884 835 804 9,617 2,688 12,305
gain 639 533 164 217 803 750 1,553

(p.5)

Trade of the Protectorates 1900-1907.

A.) Imports (in 1000 Mark)

I. African Protectorates

1907 1906 1905 1904 1903 1902 1901 1900
Ostafrika 23,806 25,153 17,655 14,339 11,188 8,858 9,511 12,031
Kamerun 17,297 13,305 13,467 9,378 9,638 13,392 9,397 14,245
Togo 6,700 6,433 7,760 6,898 6,105 6,206 4,723 3,517
Südwestafrika 32,396 68,626 23,632 10,057 7,931 8,568 10,075 6,968
total I 80,199 113,517 62,514 40,672 34,862 37,024 33,706 36,761

II. Pacific Protectorates

Bismarck-Archipelago 2,588 2,390 2,271 1,759 2,115 1,715 1,331 1,288
Kaiser-Wilhelmsland 815 917 666 567 799 573 325 378
Eastern Carolines 330 391 315 381 339 321 589 -
Western Carolines, Palau 490 459 1,392 209 442 131 -
Marianas 176 120 72 58
1,495 239
Marshall-Islands 1,096 651 444 498 488 -
Samoa 2,826 2,889 3,387 2,317 2,681 2,603 1,571 2,106
total II 8,544 8,381 8,858 5,797 6,946 5,879 4,450 4,369
total I + II 88,743 121,898 71,372 45,469 41,808 42,903 38,156 41,130

 

 

Trade of the Protectorates 1900-1907.

B.) Exports (in 1000 Mark)

I. African Protectorates

1907 1906 1905 1904 1903 1902 1901 1900
Ostafrika 12,500 10,995 9,950 8,951 7,054 5,283 4,623 4,294
Kamerun 15,891 9,946 9,315 8,021 7,565 6,652 6,264 5,886
Togo 5,916 4,199 3,957 3,551 3,616 4,194 3,691 3,059
Südwestafrika 1,616 383 216 299 3,444 2,213 1,242 908
total I 35,923 25,523 23,438 20,822 21,679 18,342 15,820 14,147

II. Pacific Protectorates

Bismarck-Archipelago 1,690 1,513 1,179 1,130 966 919 1,191 797
Kaiser-Wilhelmsland 303 49 156 54 243 202 212 212
Eastern Carolines 111 137 101 200 181 167 483 -
Western Carolines, Palau 255 291 136 125 359 116 -
Marianas 55 97 154 231 176
Marshall-Islands 1,111 570 700 583 522 505 -
Samoa 1,770 3,026 2,029 1,675 1,385 1,692 1,006 1,266
total II 5,240 5,641 4,398 3,923 3,884 3,777 3,568 2,831
total I + II 41,163 31,164 27,836 24,744 25,563 22,119 19,368 16,978

 

 

Trade of the Protectorates 1900-1907.

C.) Total Trade (in 1000 Mark) 

1907 1906 1905 1904 1903 1902 1901 1900
I. African Protectorates 116,122 139,040 85,952 61,494 56,541 55,366 49,526 50,908
II. Pacific Protectorates 12,782 14,022 13,256 9,719 10,830 9,656 8,018 7,200
Sum 129,904 153,062 99,298 71,213 67,371 65,022 57,544 58,108

The figures for export and import of the German protectorate Kiautschou are given on page 33 under "Trade and Transportation" (p.6)

How large was Germany's share in the external trade of its protectorates in 1907 ?

This question is answered by the following table.

Total
Trade 1907
Total
Trade with Germany
Total
Import 1907
Germany's Share of the Import Total
Export 1907
Germany's Share of the Export
Mark Mark % Mark in Mark in % Mark in Mark in %
A. Africa
Kamerun 33,187,965 25,911,849 78.07 17,296,547 12,424,001 71.82 15,891,418 13,487,848 84.87
Togo 12,615,293 7,588,916 60.15 6,699,684 3,644,249 54.39 6,915,609 3,944,667 66.68
Südwestafrika 34,011,579 27,313,670 80.31 32,395,918 25,789,510 79.61 1,615,661 1,524,160 94.33
Ostafrika 36,306,548 14,980,498 41.26 23,806,369 8,972,614 37.68 12,500,179 6,007,884 48.06
sum 116,121,385 75,794,933 65.27 80,198,518 50,830,374 63.38 35,922,867 24,964,559 69.49
B. Pacific
Neu-Guinea 5,396,273 2,681,503 49.69 3,403,164 1,352,184 39.73 1,993,109 1,329,319 66.69
East Carolinas 441,122 193,389 43.84 329,830 111,126 33.69 111,292 82,263 73.91
West Carolinas 744,897 197,459 43.84 489,697 149,607 30.55 255,200 47,852 18.75
Marshall-Islands 2,606,877 838,322 26.51 1,495,459 359,518 24.04 1,111,418 478,804 48.08
Samoa 4,595,701 1,429,591 31.11 2,825,957 519,518 18.37 1,769,744 910,300 51.43
sum B 13,784,870 5,340,264 38.74 8,544,107 2,491,726 29.16 5,240,763 2,848,538 54.35
sum A 116,121,385 75,794,933 65.27 80,198,518 50,830,374 63.38 35,922,867 24,964,559 69.49
total sum 129,906,235 81,135,197 62.46 88,742,625 53,322,100 60.08 41,163,630 27,813,097 67.56

 

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Source: Deutscher Kolonial-Atlas mit Jahrbuch, (Atlas German Colonies, with Yearbook), edited by P. Sprigade und M. Moisel, Yearbook and Remarks by Hubert Henoch. Berlin 1909, p.4ff.

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