Slavery figures numbers sold and from where.

Facts and Figures

  • Number of Slaves Transported by Each European Country (12)

    • Number of Slaves Leaving African Ports (12)

    African Port

    Number of Slaves Departing

    %
    Senegambia (including Arguin), Sierra Leone 2,000,000 15.4
    Windward Coast 250,000 1.9
    Ivory Coast 250,000 1.9
    Gold Coast (Ashanti) 1,500,000 11.5
    Slave Coast (Dahomey, Adra, Oyo) 2,000,000 15.4
    Benin to Calabar 2,000,000 15.4
    Cameroons / Gabon 250,000 1.9
    Loango 750,000 5.8
    Congo / Angola 3,000,000 23.1
    Mozambique / Madagascar 1,000,000 7.7
    Total Leaving African Ports 13,000,000 100.0
Country Voyages

Slaves Transported

Portugal (including Brazil) 30,000 4,650,000
Spain (including Cuba) 4,000 1,600,000
France (including West Indies) 4,200 1,250,000
Holland 2,000 500,000
Britain 12,000 2,600,000
British North America, U.S. 1,500 300,000
Denmark 250 50,000
Other 250 50,000
Total 54,200 11,000,000
  • Number of Slaves Delivered to Each Country / Destination  (12)

Country / Destination

Slaves Delivered

%
Brazil 4,000,000 35.3
Spanish Empire (including Cuba) 2,500,000 22.1
British West Indies 2,000,000 17.7
French West Indies (including Cayenne) 1,600,000 14.1
British North America & U.S. 500,000 4.4
Dutch West Indies (including Surinam) 500,000 4.4
Danish West Indies 28,000 0.2
Europe (including Portugal, Canary Islands, Madeira, Azores, etc. 200,000 1.8
Total 11,328,000 100.0
  • Number of Slaves Leaving African Ports (12)

African Port

Number of Slaves Departing

%
Senegambia (including Arguin), Sierra Leone 2,000,000 15.4
Windward Coast 250,000 1.9
Ivory Coast 250,000 1.9
Gold Coast (Ashanti) 1,500,000 11.5
Slave Coast (Dahomey, Adra, Oyo) 2,000,000 15.4
Benin to Calabar 2,000,000 15.4
Cameroons / Gabon 250,000 1.9
Loango 750,000 5.8
Congo / Angola 3,000,000 23.1
Mozambique / Madagascar 1,000,000 7.7
Total Leaving African Ports 13,000,000 100.0
  • First Employment of Slaves in the Americas (12)

First Employment

Number of Slaves

%
Sugar Plantations 6,000,000 54.5
Coffee Plantations 2,000,000 18.2
Mines 1,000,000 9.1
Domestic Labor 1,000,000 9.1
Cotton Fields 500,000 4.5
Cocoa Fields 250,000 2.3
Building 250,000 2.3
Total 11,000,000 100.

 

  • ber of Slaves Delivered to Each Country / Destination  (12)

Country / Destination

Slaves Delivered

%
Brazil 4,000,000 35.3
Spanish Empire (including Cuba) 2,500,000 22.1
British West Indies 2,000,000 17.7
French West Indies (including Cayenne) 1,600,000 14.1
British North America & U.S. 500,000 4.4
Dutch West Indies (including Surinam) 500,000 4.4
Danish West Indies 28,000 0.2
Europe (including Portugal, Canary Islands, Madeira, Azores, etc. 200,000 1.8
Total 11,328,000 100.0
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