In 1908 the assessed valuation of the city was $267,039,754.
This valuation list contains the gross estimated' rental and rateable value of all rateable property in the parish.
Entrusted the collection of this tax to Master Boiamund (better known as Bagimund) de Vitia, a canon of Asti, whose roll of valuation formed the basis of ecclesiastical taxation for some centuries.
Every year is attended by fresh " discoveries " in this prolific source of elementary substances, but the paucity of materials and the predilections of the investigators militate in some measure against a just valuation being accorded to such researches.
Coffee and rubber, however, represent from 80 to 90% of the official valuation of all exports.