For March Allied shipping losses 556,775t or 310 ships (German official figures 564,497t or 281 Allied ships including 61,917t in Mediterranean). Of 1,200 British collier March sailings (convoyed) to France only 3 ships lost. 3 U-boats lost.
Britain: Only 9 weeks supply of wheat and grain in country. Now 300 War Pensions committees (68,269 widows pensions granted). First WAAC draft arrives in France (6,023 by March 12, 1918).
Russia: Pig iron production down 17.6% on first quarter of 1916.
Italy: war costing £30 millions per month (£730 millions so far).