662.11173 Barley/55: Telegram

The Chargé in Germany (Poole) to the Secretary of State

235. My 229, November 3, noon. A rather exact idea of the situation is provided by following statistics just received from consul at Bremen respecting imports and rejections of grade 2 barley: During September a total of 94,657 metric tons arrived at Bremen [and] Weser ports of which 11,986 rejected; and during October a total of 106,565 of which 32,247 rejected. Of foregoing, Gulf barley exempt from import restrictions was September 20,606, October 37,844. Sixteen thousand tons rejected barley are still at Weser ports.

Exact figures for Hamburg are not available but situation there is the same as at Bremen but on a good deal smaller scale.