Henry Wellington Wack
The Story of the Congo Free State
New York & London : Putnam 1905



Chapter XXVI : Trade, Revenue, Taxes (pp.274-297)


STATISTICS OF GOODS IMPORTED INTO THE CONGO FREE STATE DURING 1903
Summary

Goods Values
Special Commerce

Frs. Cs.
General Commerce

Frs. Cs.

Matches



17,367.67

21,375.79
Live Animals
and Fodder
Horned Cattle
Sheep
Pigs
Horses
Donkeys and Mules
Others
Fodder
15,360.00
2,197.20
48.00
7,379.48
10,370.40
227.40
1,654.08
15,360.00
2,197.20
48.00
7,379.48
10,370.40
227.40
1,654.08
Arms, Ammunition and Belts Cannons
Piston Guns
Flint Guns
Other Guns (Improved Systems)
Pistols and Revolvers
Charge Pieces
Side Arms
Cartridges
Caps
Gunpowder
Ordinary and Blasting Powder
Explosives
Sundries
Belts
66,306.18
34,788.66
26,848.44
68,215.97
10,295.82
23,516.53
1,356.26
292,323.80
8,889.14
167,024.44
2,046.61
48,183.67
76,749.90
33,720.30
66,306.16
48,541.45
74,585.18
90,044.50
12,347.82
23,834.71
1,356.26
308,606.34
16,558.34
271,145.04
2,963.41
48,183.67
79,269.93
34,141.26
Boats, Engines, and
Detached Pieces for Boats
Steamers
Engines and Boilers
Charge Pieces for Engines and Boilers
Boats and Sailing Vessels
Detached Pieces for Boats
Canoes
Sail-Cloth
Anchors and Chains for Navy
Wood for Masts
Other Rigging and Apparatus
845,957.00
30,920.00
223,517.94
66,950.00
715,858.90
22,981.20
5,216.44
2,585.71
120,60
8,781.91
845,957.00
56,332.83
302,308.83
66,950.00
715,858.00
22,981.20
6,553.18
2,848.27
120.60
9,302.88


N.B. - The Special Commerce includes goods for consumption which are declared directly they arrive, or at the time of their removal from the warehouse.
General Commerce embraces all goods which enter the territory of the State that may be declared for consumption, transit, or warehouse.

STATISTICS OF GOODS IMPORTED INTO THE CONGO FREE STATE DURING 1903
Summary (continued)

Goods Values
Special Commerce

Frs. Cs.
General Commerce

Frs. Cs.

Jewelry and Clock-work

Gold and Silver Jewelry
Other Jewelry
Watches and Fittings
Clocks and Alarums

183.30
4,806.60
11,315.99
5,819.75

183.30
7,144.68
11,635.07
5,963.75
Carved Wood and Wooden Objects 287,143.01 325,245.95
Liquors Beer
Brandy, at 50 Degrees or less
Brandy, at more than 50 Degrees
Other Brandy (including Liqueurs)
Wines
203,181.34
96,725.40
113,987.22
85,148.69
890,618.56
207,279.72
116,101.64
147,452.99
133,834.91
1,053,073.73
Candles 39,473.91 49,133.16
Coffee 16,041.49 24,265.51
Camping Equipment 60,143.52 66,217.44
Fuel Briquettes of Coal
Coke
Coal
Charcoal
220,681.79
103.20
1,470.36
1,574.83
220,681.79
103.20
1,470.36
1,574.83
Rope, Cord, and Fishing Implements 49,973.37 54,429.73
Colours, Varnish, and Painters Materials 90,181.70 96,694.46
Alimentary Provisions Canned Meats, Fish, Vegetables, Butter, Cheese etc.
Starch, Biscuits, Flour etc.
Seeds (Beans, Oatmeal, Lentils, Barley, etc.)
Dried Fish
Potatoes and Onions
Rice
Salt
Sundries (Spices, Yeast, Tea, etc.)
2,117,536.81
378,337.04
8,696,69
516,216.60
67,376.77
412,772.93
101,206.70
175,696.59
2,501,029.49
478,102.87
9,331.56
547,529.61
73,211.63
472,494.35
132,471.30
220,038.06
Chemicals 42,450.49 46,085.27
Pottery and Earthenware 51,218.48 58,014.07
Seeds and Berries 33,491.80 36,869.80
Clothing and Lingerie 1,112,571.28 1,284,929.00
Harness and Saddlery 35,262.87 51,670.17
Oils, Grease and Bitumen Petroleum
Oils, Tar, Grease, Resin etc.
41,865.91
126,940.40
44,597.69
133,992.10
Tools, Scientific Apparatus, etc. 126,258.93 133,992.10
Machines Engines
Cars
29,400.00
46,073.88
29,400.00
46,073.88


STATISTICS OF GOODS IMPORTED INTO THE CONGO FREE STATE DURING 1903
Summary (continued)

Goods Values
Special Commerce

Frs. Cs.
General Commerce

Frs. Cs.

Machinery, Tools, Telegraph and
Telephone Apparatus, Metallic Structures

Machines and Various Machinery
Charge Pieces and Accessories
Various Tools
Material and Apparatus for Telegraph and Telephone
Various Metallic Structures

244,595.21
147,997.82
300,770.38
32,454.55
337,512.43

291,491.21
150,092.90
322,553.56
40,776.55
340,782.43
Building Materials Bricks
Lime
Cement
Other Material
2,098.38
13,166.52
98,351.29
116,396.30
2,098.38
14,541.84
100,560.41
128,908.61
Mercery and Perfumery 135,047.31 163,413.99
Metals Steel Bars
Steel
Steel Rails
Steel Plates
Other Steel
Copper and Brass
Other Copper and Brass
Tin
Iron Bars
Pure Iron
Iron Nails
Iron
Iron Girders
Sheet Iron
Other Iron
Mercury
Lead
Zinc
596.46
209.52
378,287.50
4,941.61
1,335.60
479,356.67
21,452,05
1,667.14
885,32
2,772.24
55,678.83
6,544.36
602,48
68,334.43
32,279.45
348.90
1,489.99
6,792.88
1,681.08
2,292.10
378,287.50
7,587.61
1,454.40
522,850.66
27,190.16
1,979.14
1,583.24
2,772.24
58,704.06
9,386.68
602.48
77,021.87
49,102.97
348.90
2,704.75
8,515.78
Furniture and Furnishings 119,458.27 133,537.33
Papers, Cards, Office Supplies Account Books and Papers
Papers and Cards
Office Stationery and Printed Matter (Sundry)
73,873.84
28,598.79
115,664.81
76,413.49
31,743.82
139,694.47
Chemical Products 63,644.81 70,509.15
Pharmaceutical Products 224,577.48 248,789.45
Ironmongery (Kitchen Utensils, Household Articles,
Sundries such as Copper and Iron Bands, Mirrors etc.
640,032.60 784,079.20
Soaps 91,364.23 106,753.67
Tobacco Cigars and Cigarettes
Other Tobacco
80,874.89
72,897.57
102,181.71
91,313.90
Tissues Unbleached Cotton
Bleached Cotton
835,792.11
141,243.69
895,633.90
180,482.79









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