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'File 10/4 V Trade Reports' [‎129r] (257/776)

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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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Amendments relating to the year 194-5-46 to
Part II of Mr, Wakefield's Report on Economic and c -
Trade Conditions in Bahrain Islands for the year
ended 31st March 194-2 •
General Conditions «
(i) The total value of trade for the year
excluding imports and exports of petroleum, of oil,
equipment for the Bahrain Petroleum Company and of
supplies for the Services was Rs. 6,23,06,910 as
compared with Rs. 6,94-,20.280 in 19 /M /, 5. This
shews a decrease of Rs. 4-0,80,490 in imports and
Rs. 24,32,880 in exports.
(ii) Of the total imports and exports for
the year under review 11^ and 43/^ respectively were
of specie, notes and gold bullion, figures of which
for the last two years are as follows 1-
1944-45 l945-46
Specie and notes 1,19,81,880 46,88,630
Gold coins ^.96.810 >/ gil ^
Total 1.^.7P.6 9 r 4 . 8.610 .
Specie and notes 76, 59>200 88,30,510
Gold coins 4.17.^80 ^ 1.^.650 (gold only)
(iii) These figures shew a decrease in imports
of Rs. 76,90,060 and an increase^ inexports of
Rs. 9t07,580. With the exception^mentioned in sub
paragraph (iii the value of imports and exports for
the last two years has been as follows 1-
Imports 3138,39,200 3,68,48,770
Exports 1,51,25,810 1,17,85,350.
These figures, which include considerable tranship
ments and re-export cargoes, shew an increase in
value by Rs. 3 0 , 0 9,570 in imports and a decrease in
value by Rs, 33,40,466 in exports.
The total value of imports, including
specie but excluding transhipment cargoes, is
Rs. 3,52,06,145. The total value of transhipment
cargoes is Rs, 49,10,145 and total value of exports,
including specie but excluding transhipment cargoes
is Rs. 1,55,91,615.

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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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