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'File 10/4 V Trade Reports' [‎105r] (209/776)

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The record is made up of 1 file (389 folios). It was created in 24 Jan 1945-11 Oct 1949. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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No.1459-10/4. Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Bahrain,
The 9th May, 1946.
The Director of Customs & Port Officer,
Memorandum .
Will you please let me have at your convenience
the following information for the compilation of our
Trade Report for the year 1945 - 1946?
i. A statement showing total number of ships of
all nationalities which entered and cleared
at the port of Bahrain during the year ended
31st March, 1946.
ii. Any alterations or additions in the list of
addresses of the principal importers and.
exporters of articles with details of the
commodities in which they deal,
iii. Total value of imports including specie but
excluding transhipment cargoes.
iv. Total value of transhipment cargoes.
v. Total value of exports including specie but
excluding transhipment cargoes.
vi. Tables of imports by (a) steamer (b) sailing
craft shown separately for each country and
similar tables for exports.
vii. A separate statement giving a return of British
shipping only.
2. Imports and exports of mineral oil should not be
included in (iii), (iv) and (v) above.
3. I shall be grateful if you will also let me have
a brief note on the conditions of trade generally in
Bahrain in the year under report.
. C
for Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Bahrain.
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Trade reports and statistics of imports and exports with related correspondence. The file includes amendments to parts one and two of report on economic and trade conditions in Bahrain for year ended 31 March 1942, and detailed statistics of imports and exports, with shipping figures, for the years 1942-43 to 1948-49 inclusive. The statistics list imports from approximately 40 countries (notably India, Persia/Iran, Arabia, Iraq, England [the United Kingdom], Java, Africa, the United States, Canada, China, Australia, Belgium, and Holland [the Netherlands]) under the main headings of animals for slaughter; building materials; cereals; dyeing and colouring materials; fuels; oils; pearls, shells and specie (from 1948 replaced by 'currency notes'); provisions; miscellaneous; and (from 1948) motor cars, lorries and tractors; and exports to approximately fourteen countries (notably Arabia, Iraq, India, Persia, and (from 1949) Pakistan) under the main headings of building materials; animals; cereals; dyeing and colouring materials; fuels; oils; pearls, shells and specie; provisions; textiles and fabrics; and miscellaneous.

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1 file (389 folios)

The papers are arranged chronologically from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: The foliation system in use appears in a circle in the top right-hand corner of each folio. There is a second foliation system (not circled) appearing in the same area of each folio numbered 1 - 169 (with some anomalies) (ff.2-173).

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