1) Comp. the accompanying map.

285 Camphor Oil 71285 Camphor Oil 72

Owing to the importance of both articles to the several branches of industry, the statistical material covering the production and export of camphor and camphor oil is considerable. However, there are contradictions between the official data supplied by the Japanese, who evidently have no desire to show their hand, and the reports of various European representatives (consuls and experts). In the following tables there will be found the principal data concerning production and export of both articles from the several districts of production.

Production Of Camphor

Japan proper (excl. of Formosa)

From oil (in Kobe).

1900

2190175 lbs.1)

-

1901

2669272 „

1635257 lbs.1)

1902

3396908 „

1513795 „

1903

2948585 „

1613851 „

1904

900000 „

1979137 „

1905

1226607 „

1906

687300 kg.2)

1907

733537 „

9156 Piculs3) 7000 Piculs4)

1908

951454 „

12009 „ 8000 „

1909

1 354455 Kin with a value of 798489 Yen5)

11504 „ 8000 „

1910

10000 „

1911

11000 „

1) Zeitschr. f. angew. Chem. 19 (1906), 261; Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1906, 13.

2) Nachrichten f. Handel u. Industrie 1910, Mo. 28; Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1910, 22.

3) Deutsches Hand. Arch. February 1911, 137; Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1911, 32.

4) Nachrichten f. Handel u. Industrie 1912, No. 73, 6; Report of Schimmel & Co. October 1912, 26.

5) Financial and Economic Year Book of Japan, 9 (1909); Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1912, 33. - 1 Picul = 100 Kin = 60,4 kg.

Formosa.

Production Of Camphor. (Continuation).

1896

-

1904 3540953 Kin1)

4519923 lbs.2)

1897

1534596 Kin')

1905 2865117 „

4800000 „

1898

2064406 „

1906 3252408 „

4040838 „ 3)

1899

1819227 „

1907 3914598 „4)

5388918 „

1900

3479179 „

4511184 lbs.2)

1908 3834970 „

1901

3667887 „

4725348 „

1909 3537712 „

1902

3148742 „

3676060 „

1910 4864704 „

1903

3595814 „

4071628 „

<All 3 grades> (A, BB, B).

1907

2847251 kg.5)

35000 Piculs6) 46675 Piculs7)

1908

3603027 „

35000 „

47948 „

1909

35000 „

60349

1910

53000 „

1911

45000 „

China.

1904 2219 Piculs")

1905 5363 „

1907 27198 „ valued at 2168047 Haikwan Taels")

1908 15246 „ „ „ 1005297

1) Financial and Economic Year Book of Japan, 6 (1906); Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1907, 17; Financial and Economic Year Book of Japan, 10 (1910).

2) Zeitschr. f. angew. Chem. 19 (1906), 261; Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1906, 13.

3) Board of Trade Journal 4. VI. 1908; Report of Schimmel & Co. October 1908, 31.

4) Diplomatic and Consular Reports No. 4768, August 1911; Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1912, 34.

5) Nachrichten f. Handel u. Industrie 1910, No. 28; Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1910, 22.

6) Nachrichten f. Handel u. Industrie 1912, No. 73, 6; Report of Schimmel & Co. October 1912, 26.

7) Deutsches Hand. Arch. February 1911, 137; Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1911, 32.

8) Oriental Physician and Druggist, Yokohama 1 (1907), No. 16; Report of Schimmel & Co. October 1907, 25. - Presumably the figures for 1904/1005 refer to exports.

9) Nachrichten f. Handel u. Industrie 1910, No. 75, p. 3; Report of Schimmel & Co. October 1910, 26. - 1 Haikwan Tael = (1907) 3,33 M, (1908) 2,74 M, (1909) 2,66 M, (1910) 2,76 M, (1911) 2,75 M.

Fig. 43.

Fig. 43.

Production Of Camphor Oil. Japan proper.

1907 9000 Piculs1)

1910

16000 Piculs1)

1908 10000

"

1911

18000

,,

1909 11000

"

Formosa.

1896 -

1904

2805809 Kin2)

1897 683603 Kin1)

1905

2373788

,,

1898 1120979

ii

1906

2986023

"

1899 1369887

,,

1907

4180894

,,

41000 Piculs1)

1900 2632108

,,

1908

4446823

"

44000 „

1901 2587186

,,

1909

38000 „

1902 2388135

,,

1910

58000 „

1903 2678794

,,

1911

56000 „

Japan (total).

1894 68360 To3) valued at 23015 Yen4)

1895 82687 „

„ 40923

,,

1896 89417 „

„ 93483

,,

1897 175166 „

,,181535

,,

1898 103686 „

„ 82450

,,

1899 20492 „

„ 51363

,,

1900 9797 „

„ 79612

,,

1901 42695 „

„ 195853

,,

1902 26875 „

„158052

ii

1903 14496 „

„129826

ii

1904 714370 „

„ 202191

ii

34346 Piculs5) 3434689 Kin")

1905 652549 „

„189729

,,

34175 „ 3417531 „

1906 843895 „

1907 958106 „

„264836 ,,315885

,, ,,

34833 „ 3484387 „

Concerning the production of camphor oil in China no statistics are available.

1) Nachrichten f. Handel u. Industrie 1912, No. 73, p. 6; Report of Schimmel & Co. October 1912, 26.

2) Financial and Economic Year Book of Japan, 6 and 9 (1906 and 1909); Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1907, 17.

3) 1 To = 18,04 Liters.

4) Financial and Economic Year Book of Japan, 6 to 9 (1906 to 1909); Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1907, 17; October 1908, 29; October 1910, 24. The figures for 1894 to 1897 apply to export only since those for production are wanting.

5) Berichte fiber Handel u. Industrie 10 (1907), 605; Report of Schimmel & Co. October 1907, 20.

6) Deutsche Japan-Post, Yokohama 5 (1907), 8; Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1907, 22.

Export Of Camphor

japan proper.

1868

468154 Kin valued at 77097 Yen1)

1873

650969

,,

„ 88721

"

(Lowest price, 13 Yen per 100 Kin)

1878

1567598

,,

„ 238166

"

1883

5008413

,,

„ 869127

"

1888

6478094

,,

„ 1130596

"

1893

3064005

,,

„ 1308611

,,

2)

1894

„ 1023956

,,

1895

„ 1526832

,,

1896

„ 1119196

,,

1897

„ 1318292

,,

1898

2608241

,,

„ 1174574

,,

1899

„ 1754496

,,

1900

„ 3070701

,,

3)

1901

4165757

,,

„ 3904974

,,

1902

3953211

,,

„ 3404833

,,

1903

3985360

,,

„ 3537844

,,

1904

3140800

,,

„ 3168197

,,

31418 Piculs3)

1905

2284794

,,

„ 2566233

,,

22847 „

1906

2656581

,,

„ 3632785

,,

26565 „

1907

3057657

,,

„ 5026858

,,

30577 „ 4)

1908

1807565

,,

„ 2063410

,,

18075 „

1909

4050700

,,

„ 3469368

,,

40507 „

1910

2964369

,,

5)

32751

1911

34410 „

Formosa. Export to japan and foreign countries.

1899 valued at 1935001 Yen6) 1903 valued at 3537844 Yen0)

1902 „ „ 3718549 „ 1904 „ „ 3057293 „

1) Toyo Keisai; Chemist and Druggist 73 (1908), 560; Report of Schimmel & Co. October 1908, 32.

2) Financial and Economic Year Book of Japan, 8 (1908); Report of Schimmel & Co. October 1908, 30.

3) Deutsche Japan-Post, Yokohama, 5 (1907), 8; Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1907, 22. - Berichte uber Handel u. Industrie 10 (1907), 605; Report of Schimmel & Co. October 1907, 22. - Nachrichten f. Handel u. Industrie 1909, No. 46, p. 3; Report of Schimmel & Co. October 1909, 30. - Financial and Economic Year Book of Japan, 9 (1909); Report of Schimmel &Co. October 1910,25. - Deutsches Hand. Arch., February 1911; Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1911,32.

1) Nachrichten f. Handel u. Industrie 1912, No. 73, p. 6; Report of Schimmel & Co. October 1912, 26.

5) Financial and Economic Year Book of Japan 11 (1911); Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1912, 34.

6) Financial and Economic Year Book of Japan 6 (1906); Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1907, 17. - Deutsches Hand. Arch. Jan. 1907, Part II, 35; Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1907, 17. - Nachrichten f. Handel u. Industrie 1909, No. 46, p. 3; Report of Schimmel & Co. October 1909, 30.

Export Of Camphor. (Continuation.)

1905

2923117

Kin

valued

at

2683523

Yen

1906

2789394

2822871

1907

3090950

ft

,,

,,

3567449

,,

1908

2073550

,,

,,

,,

2218706

,,

1909

4366783

lbs.

,,

,,

302600

1)

1910

6486272

"

,,

,,

404112

,,

1911

5613718

,,

,,

,,

354165

,, 2)

Export to Japan.

1907

8261

Piculs3)

1908

4025

,,

1909

-

,,

1910

263

,,

1911

45

,,

To foreign countries

1904 24034 Piculs valued at 2199320 Yen4)

1905 22430 „ „ „ 2052933 „

1906 21774 „ „ „ 2222729 „

1907 22648 „6); 4121566 lbs.7)= 2619143 Yen5)

1908 16710 „ ; - =1710493 „

1909 50030 „ valued at 4377818 Yen

1910 48384 „ „ „ 4932750 „

1911 42058 „ ; 5607766 lbs. valued at 353536 L2)

Exports of crude camphor from Formosa3).

1906

4060881

Kin

valued

at

4086004

Yen

1907

5349250

,,

,,

,,

6247915

,,

1908

3061136

,,

,,

,,

3321034

,,

1909

8107550

,,

,,

,,

7115234

,,

1) Diplomatic and Consular Reports No. 4768 and 4769, August 1911; Report of Schimmel & Co. October 1911, 25.

2) Diplomatic and Consular Reports No. 4996, September 1912. - Of the exports of 1911 by far the largest part, viz., 2374666 lbs., was shipped to Germany.