Cocoanuts, timber, indigo and dyewoods.
Rice and cocoanuts are the principal agricultural products of the town.
The inhabitants grow hemp, Indian corn, coffee, sibucao, cacao, cocoanuts (for copra) and sugar, weave rough fabrics and manufacture tuba (a kind of wine used as a stimulant), clay pots and jars, salt and soap. There is some fishing here.
The exports are mahogany, rosewood, cedar, logwood and other cabinet-woods and dye-woods, with cocoanuts, sugar, sarsaparilla, tortoiseshell, deerskins, turtles and fruit, especially bananas.
The principal cultivated produce is tobacco, sago, cocoanuts, coffee, pepper, gambier and sugarcanes.
There is trade in cocoanuts, oil, and other forest produce.
The neighbouring district produces sugar-cane, tobacco, cattle, cocoanuts, oranges and lemons.
Rice and cocoanuts are the two staples of the district, and steamers trading round the island call regularly at the port.