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Atlas of Germany's Colonies and Illustrated Yearbook, edited by the German Colonial Society, 1910, General
General

Trade: (p.5) In 1908 German foreign trade amounted to a total value of 15,579 [million] Mark, of these 8,738 million Mark imports and 6,840 million Mark exports. 1907 15,466 million Mark, of these 8,597 imports, 6,869 exports. In 1904 the German Reich's total foreign trade amounted to 11,577 million Mark.

Merchant Fleet: Steamers over 1000 tons capavity sailing under German flag on April 1st 1909 (according to "Nautikus" 1909) : 979, sailing ships 159; on April 1st 1907 : steamers 936, sailing boats 176. The naval traffic in 1907 acoounted, by seaport, to London 34,000 vessets over 1,000 tons, Hamburg 24,000, Liverpool 23,000, Cardiff 22,000, Newcastle 19,000, Marseille 17,000, Genoa 13,000, Naples 13,000, Southampton 10,000.

Navy: The Imperial Navy had at its disposal on January 1st 1910, completed or under construction (after Weyer, "Taschenbuch"), 26 ships-of-the-line (4 outdated ships mot included; 3 are under construction), 8 coastal ironclad vessels, 9 battle cruisers, 27 large cruisers, 11 small cruisers, 10 canon boats, about 20 school ships not fitted for combat, 11 special ships, 2 port ships, 93 large and 47 small torpedo boats and 8 submarines. The combined crew numberes 46,913 men.

White Population of the German Protectorates at the beginning of 1909 .

  adult population population under 15 years of age total population total
  male female male female male female  
East Africa 2.314 582 260 231 2.574 813 3.387
Kamerun 969 122 18 18 987 140 1.127
Togo 272 51 5 2 277 53 330
South West Africa 8.010 1.826 950 1.005 8.960 2.831 11.791
New Guinea              
Bismarck-Archipelago 343 86 26 19 369 105 474
Kaiser-Wilhelmsland 122 49 14 12 136 61 197
Eastern Carolinas 53 16 3 6 56 22 78
Western Carolinas, Palau and Marianas 125 2 11 15 136 17 153
Marshall Islands 121 27 11 5 132 32 164
Samoa 329 89 27 23 356 112 468
in total, 1909 12.658 2.850 1.325 1.336 13.983 4.186 18.169
1908 figures, by comparison 9.421 2.417 999 1.021 10.420 3.438 13.858
increase 3.237 433 326 315 3.563 748 4.311

 





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 1910, p.5

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