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MONTHLY SUPPLEMENT TO COMMERCE REPORTS

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
WASHINGTON

SURVEY OF
CURRENT BUSINESS
FEBRUARY, 1924
No. 30

COMPILED BY

BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
BUREAU OF FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC COMMERCE
BUREAU OF STANDARDS
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for completeness of service tlie figures from other sources generally accepted by
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INTRODUCTION.
The SURVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS is designed to
present each month a picture of the business situation
by setting forth the principal facts regarding the various lines of trade and industry. At quarterly intervals
detailed tables are published giving, for each item,
monthly figures for the past two years and yearly comparisons, where available, back to 1913. In the intervening months the more important comparisons only
are given in the table entitled "Trend of business
movements*7 (p. 38). The present quarterly issue
contains the complete figures for the monthly movements since September 1921, and the monthly averages for earlier years as far as the data are available.
ADVANCE SHEETS.

Realizing that current statistics are highly perishable and that to be of use they must reach the business
man at the earliest possible moment, the department
has arranged to distribute advance leaflets three times
each month to those subscribers who request them.
The leaflets are usually mailed on Saturdays, the first
being issued about the 15th of the month, giving such
information as has been received up to that time.
Further sets of sheets are mailed in the two following
weeks, each giving those figures received during the
current week. The information contained in these
leaflets is also published in "Commerce Reports/'
issued weekly by the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic
Commerce. The complete bulletin is distributed as
quickly as it can be completed and printed.
BASIC DATA.

The figures reported in the accompanying tables are
very largely those already in existence. The chief
function of the department is to bring together these
data which, if available at all, are scattered in hundreds of different publications, A portion of these
data are collected by Government departments, other
figures are compiled by technical journals, and still
others are reported by trade associations,.
The source of each item in the detailed tables is
given in footnotes, and a list of all sources of information will be found at the end of this bulletin (pp. 217 to
220). In cases where the original figures have been
collected by outside agencies, the Department of Commerce assumes no responsibility for their accuracy or
completeness. The figures used, however, are in
some cases those generally accepted in business circles
as sufficiently complete to represent the current trend
of the given industrial movement and in other instances
are vouched for by trade associations or other agencies.
IHDEX INTTMBEBS.

To facilitate comparison between different items and
render the trend of a movement more apparent, index
or relative numbers have been calculated. The index
numbers enable the reader to see at a glance the general
upward or downward tendency of a movement which
can not so easily be grasped from the actual figures.




In computing these index numbers the last pre-war
year, 1913, or in some instances a five-year average,
1909-1913, has been used as a base equal to 100
wherever possible. In many instances comparable
figures for the pre-war years are not available, and in
such cases the year 1919 has usually been taken as
the base. For some industries 1919 can not be
regarded as a proper base, due to extraordinary con*
ditioas in the industry, and some more representative
period has been chosen. In a few cases other base
periods are used for special reasons. In all cases the
base period is clearly indicated.
The index numfeers are computed by allowing the
monthly average for the base year or period to equal
100. If the movement for a current month is greater
than the base, the index number will be greater than
100 and vice versa. The difference between 100 and
the index number will give at once the per cent increase
or decrease compared with the base period. Thus an
index number of 115 means an increase of 15 per cent
over the base period, while an index number of 80
means a decrease of 20 per cent from the base.
Index numbers may also be used to calculate th®
approximate percentage increase or decrease in a movement froni one period to the next. Thus if an index
number at one month is 120 and for a later month it
is 144 there has been an increase of 20 per cent.
BUSINESS JOTOICATOBS.

The diagrams on page 2 have been prepared to
facilitate comparisons between a few of the more
important business movements. The lines are plotted
on what are known as ratio charts (logarithmic scale).
These charts show the percentage increase and allow
direct comparisons between the slope of one curve and
that of any other curve regardless of what part of the
diagram it is located in; that is, a 10 per cent increase
in an item is given the same vertical movement
whether its curve is near the bottom or near the top
of the chart.
The difference between this and the ordinary form
of a chart can be made clear by an example, if a
certain item has an index number of 400 in one month
and it increases 10 per cent, its index number will be
440, and on an ordinary chart the next month would
be plotted 40 scale points higher than the preceding
month. Another movement with an index number
of, say 50? also increases 10 per cent, making its index
number 55. On the ordinary (arithmetic) scale this
item would rise only 5 points, whereas the previous
item rose 40 points, yet each showed the same percentage increase. The ratio charts avoid this difficulty and give to each of the two movements exactly
the same vertical riso, and hence the slopes of the two
lines are directly comparable. The ratio charts compare percentage changes, while the arithmetic charts
compare absolute changes.

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No. 30

FEBRUARY

t s BUREAU OF STANDARDS

1924

CONTENTS
Page.

Page.

Summary for December..
Business indicators (diagrams and tables),*
Comparison of wholesale prices (diagram and table)
Statistical summary of 1923 (diagrams and tables)
Business conditions in December
* Debits to individual accounts
Pages to save in early issues
Revised index of commodity stocks
January data
Indexes of business (production, prices, sales, etc.)
Trend of business movements:
Textiles
..
Metals
.
-._Fuel and power
Rubber and automobiles
!___
Hides and leather.,.
Paper and printing
Buttons
Glassand optical goods
__^_
Building and construction
-_- _-_. __;
Chemicals, naval stores, and oils.
Foodstuffs
Tobacco
-_
Transportation
~_1
Public utilities
Labor
.
.
._
Distribution movement
Public
finance

1 Trend of business movements—Continued.
Banking and Finance
53
2
Foreign exchange and trade
55
4
Trade and industry of foreign countries
5
G
6
11 Detailed tables:
Summary of production, stocks, and unfilled orders
19, 24
26
(Table 1)
~--57
Textiles (Tables 2 to 13)
58
29
Metals (Tables 14 to 25)
70
32
Fuels (Tables 26 to 30)
82
34
Automobiles and rubber (Tables 31 to 33)
87
Hides and leather (Tables 34 to 37)
00
38
Paper (Tables 38 to 40)
94
40
Building construction and materials (Tables 41 to 60). 97
42
Chemicals and fats and oils (Tables 61 to 69)
H7
42
Foodstuffs and tobacco (Tables 70 to 89)
125
43
Distribution movements and price indexes (Tables 91 .
43
to 104)
147
44
Transportation (Tables 106 to 112)
162
44
Labor (Tables 115 to 119)
J71
44
Banking and finance (Tables 122 to 139)
- - - - - 1/8
46
Foreign exchange and trade of U. S. (Tables 140 to 147) - 196
48
Trade and industry of foreign countries (Tables 148 to
50
50
157)
__
2U4
51
World "production" of principal crops 215
52 Sources of data
.
~. '
52
221
Index
53

SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER.
Industrial activity, in general, declined in December from the previous month, due, at least in part, to
seasonal conditions. Declines from December, 1922,
occurred in the output of pig iron, steel ingots,
anthracite coal, bituminous coal, cotton consumption,
and unfilled steel orders, while the output of such
basic items as petroleum, lumber, copper, zinc, automobiles, new building construction, and locomotives
registered increases over a year ago. The index of
unfilled orders based on 1920 as 100 increased to 58
for December as compared with 53 for the previous
month and 75 a year ago.
Retail sales of mail-order houses, department stores,
and 10-cent chains increased seasonally in December.
For the year 1923 mail-order sales increased 27 per
cent over the previous year while 10-cent sales made
an increase of 18 per cent. Wholesale trade in all of

 79692°—24


1

the important lines declined seasonally but was on
about the same level as a year ago. Both wholesale
prices and retail food prices declined one point in
December. The cost-of-living index at 165, based on
July, 1914, as 100, showed no change for December.
Business failures increased seasonally in December
but the defaulted liabilities totaling §539,000,000 in
1923 were 14 per cent below the previous year.
Check transactions as indicated by clearings and bank
debits increased over November, while interest rates
eased in December. Employment in 1,428 factories
totaled 1,986,000 workers, as against 2,016,000 in
November.
The surplus of railroad cars rose to an excess of
312,338 cars, while weekly loadings of freight cars
were less in December than in either the preceding
month or a year ago.

BUSINESS INDICATORS.
(1913 monthly average=rlOO.
]BITUMINOUS

MO-IKON PRODUCTION.
1020

1921

1922

5

See eiplanation on inside front cover.)
COTTON C O N S U M P T I O N .

COAL PEODUCTION.

1920

1921

1922

1923

1920

4D0

1921

1922

lot
£00

TO

§
i"
rn

tc
IT)
U 80
S 100 —~-——^— •^^f
D

i—*»

z

i /

X

X

I-

-

20

20

10

10

1922

BANK CLEARINGS O U T S I D E N E W
YORK CITY (VALUE3.)
1920
1921
1922
1923

EXPORTS (VALUES).

NET FREIGHT TON-MILES.
1921

T

3 ! CO

1923

1920

460

1921

1922

y

too

300

.

200

A*

£
LJ
CO

UJIOO
03

|KJ
W

S 80

2 to
n

2 G
O
j

2

u
O 49

5
20

20

10

40

ia

DEFAULTED LIABILITIES (VALUES),
1920

1921

WHOLESALE PRICES.

_ t??3_

1920

1921

1922

PRICE OF 25 INDUSTRIAL STOCKS.
1923

400
900
200

^ ^

CO
DC

C
O
E

to
2

60

|

X

£

^

X
tu

Nl




1922

LJ

30

<
0

20

10

1920

1921

1922

1923

BUSINESS INDICATORS.
The following table gives comparative index numbers for a selected list of important business movements. It is believed that this
table will prove useful, because it separates out from the large masa of material a comparatively email number of itema which aro often
regarded as indicative of business in general.
The table haB been divided into two parts, the first containing those items for which index numbers can be calculated, using 1913 as
a base. The second part contains items for which comparable data back to 1913 are not available. This latter group of index numbers
is calculated by letting the 1919 monthly average equal 100. Care should therefore be exercised in comparing the absolute value of the
two sets of data. In either group, however, the upward or downward trend of the index numbers, compared to previous months does
reflect the present tendency in each item and will give a basis for business judgment.
'
1922

MONTHLY AVERAGE.

1923

COMMODITY.

1920

1921

1922

1923

Nov.

Dec

Jan.

Feb.

Mar.

Apr.

May. Juno.

July.

Aug.

Sept.

Oct.

Nov.

Doc

134
140
128
203
110
123
318
100
133
134

122
131
122
185
38
116
312
104
129
115

123
141
130
114
123
323
110
151
148

113
123
125
139
102
103
313
114
135
182

Ill
113
120

150

144
139
123
186
109
113
315
99
119
140

1013 m o n t h l y average « 100.
Production:
Pig iron *
119
Steel ingots
135
Copper
99
Cement (shipments)
, 108
97
Anthracite coal
'.
,
Bituminous coal
11G
Crude petroleum
178
Cotton (consumption) * *... 105
Beef.
121
Pork
;
111
Unfilled orders:
U. S. Steel Corporation
170
Stocks:
127
Crude petroleum
Cotton (total)*i
, 155
Prices:
Wholesale index, all commodities (Dept. Labor)..., 226
Retail food (Dept. Labor)... 203
Retail coal, bitum.—U. S.
average (Dept. Labor)
207
Farm crops (Dept. Agr.) 2 -.
238
Farmllvestock (Dept. Agr.). 1G8
Business finances:
Defaulted liabilities
108
184
Price 25 industrial stocks *
Price 25 railroad stocks * . .
07
Banking:
Clearings, N. Y. City
257
Clearings, outside N. Y. City. 275
Commercial paper int. rate.. 127
Distribution:
294
Imports (value)
Exports (value)
331
Sales, mail-order houses
2G4
Transportation:
Freight, net ton-miles
137

87

54
04
39
107
99
87
189
97
109
116

114
81
131
58
85
224
109
121
129

130
143
121
153
104
114
292
117
125
159

111
130
101
138
112
114
232
124
134
145

121
131
103
60
111
117
245
114
124
183

126
151
110
76
114
126
251
131
125
188

90

90

102

110

114

152
19S

234
153

2S5
125

252
192

147
153

149
142

154
140

197
109
107

188
113
111

230
136
64

122

134

107

117

156

177

139
156
116
175
106
107
283
124
119
153

117

123

125

123

118

108

100

92

SB

79

74

252
194

2.56
177

256

259
143

264
125

271
104

281

290
06

296
64

302
95

310
149

318
1C9

321

S3

150
145

150
147

156
144

157
142

159

159
143

156
143

153

151

147

150
146

154
149-

153
150

152
151

151

144

208
US
105

207
123
104

206
126
100

205

203

139

107

106

136
102

183
136
102

184
13S
109

180
139
103

185
137
97

183

134

186
140
105

15
8

130

192
139
107

185

130
103

227
169
75

198
170
72

177
182
76

256
187
74

217
190

179

213

74

79

78

181
186
73

73

157
176
70

151
177
68

120
177
69

349
175
69

221
181
70

227

199

227
195
76

126

198

205
212
113

230
231
76

226
26.5
'86

220
245
76

240
258
80

21
5

213

251

230

271

80

87

228
261
89

244
271
89

237
207
86

211
256
86

187
242
88

191
242
89

225
285
89

229
263
88

247

289
80

140
181

211
201

195
184
277

197
166
287

220
1G2
243

203

2G6

148

165

18S

177
154
204

232

290

244
157
272

249
153
260

214
155
221

192
146
199

184
150
198

170
184
231

206
194
335

195
193
306

105

114

139

132

13S

119

143

140

145

139

141

148

144

154

no

•259

117

138

137

160

101

119

82

140

102

117

100

117

232

273

156

142

151
100
123
193
112
110
299
133
129
153

143
149
123
180
114
114
301
116
122

100

182

193

S7
105
101
2S4
99
120
20:$

167

1.50

137
94

187
70

277
SG
191
205
318

1919 monthly average *- 1OO.
Production:
Lumber *
Bldg. contracts (floor space),
Stocks:
Beef.
Pork
Business finances:
Bond prices index (40 issues).
Banking:
Debits to Individual accounts, outside N. Y.City.
Fed. Res., bills discounted..
Fed. Res., total reserves
fled. Res., ratio

100
72

85
G9

114
102

126
106

124
101

96

83

109
83

99
89

131
139

130
138'

135
129

136
99

126
90

138
85

131
83

137
116

132
111

GG
98

42
83

29
70

32
91

40
49

49
67

48
81

42
92

38
101

33
111

27
108

24
112

19
110

19
95
.

20
74

27
59

39

87

107

104

107

107

107

106

104

103

104

104

103

104

103

102

103

103

91
91
122
122

97
28
144
154

107
39
146
152

98
34
146
152

112
33
144
144

112
31
147
153

90
31
146
152

112
36
145
150

107
33
145
153

110
38
146
152

111
40
146
153

10-1
39
146
150

99
42
146
154

9S
45
145
152

113
46
140
152

100
41
146
152

116
44
143
146

114
132
97
87

107
102

67

* Monthly statistics on the movements since January, 1913, or as far back as available, aro given on pages 47-49 of the December, 1922, Survey (No. 16).
1
Yearly figures are monthly averages for the crop year ending July 31 of year indicated.
1
Monthly prices are for the* 15th of the month indicated.
,
,
,,,.,..
i
8
Based on the total computed production reported by 5 associations. Includes southern pine, Douglas fir, western pine, North Carolina pine, and Michigan Imrd
and soft woods. The total production of these associations in 1919 was equal to 11,190,000,000 board feet, compared with a total lumber production for the country of
34,552,000,000 board feet reported by the census.




COMPARISON OF PRESENT WHOLESALE PRICES WITH PEAK AND PRE-WAR,
(Relative prices 1913=100.)

INDEX NUMBERS
300
400

500

FARM PRODUCTS. AVERAGE PRICE TO PRODUCE*
WHEAT
CORN
POTATOES
COTTON
COTTON seeo
CATTLE. BEEF
HOQS
LAMBS
FARM PRODUCTS. MARKET PRICE
WHEAT. SPRING
WHEAT. WINTER
CORN. NO.2
OATS
BARLEY
RYE.NO.3
T03ACC0. 8URLEY
COTTON
WOOL \ GREASE (BOSTON)
CATTLE. STEERS
HOGS. HEAVY
SHEEP. EWES
SHEEP, LAMBS
FLOUR. SPRING
FLOUR. WINTER
SUGAR. RAW
SUGAR* GRANULATED
COTTONSEED OIL
BEEF. CARCASS
BEEF. STEER ROUNDS
HAMS. SMOKED (C.HICAQO)
COTTON YARN
COTTON, PRINT CLOTH
COTTON. SHEETING
WORSTED YARN
WOMEN'S DRESS GOODS
SUITINGS
SILK. RAW
HIDES, PACKER'S
HIDES, CALFSKINS
LEATHER. CHROME iBOSTON)
LEATHER,SOLE OAK
BOOT& AND SHOES (BOSTON)
BOOTS AND SHOES (ST. LOUIS)
COAL. BITUMINOUS
COAL, ANTHRACITE
COKE
PETROLEUM
PIG IRON. FOUNDRY
PIG IRON. BASIC
STEEL BILLETS. BESSEMER
COPPER
LEAD
TIN
ZINC
LUMBER. PINE. SOUTHERN
LUMBER, DOUGLAS FIR
BRICK COMMON (NEW YORK)
CEMENT
STEEL BEAMS
RUBBER. CRUDE
SULPHURtC




600

70Q

WHOLESALE PRICE COMPARISONS—MAXIMUM PRICE COMPARED TO PRICE IN RECENT MONTHS.
NOTTS—Prices to the producer on farm products are from U. S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural Eeonomta. All other prices are fro*n XT, 8,
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, except market price of wool compiled by U, 8. Department of Commerce, Bureau oftht Ctntus. As far as possibleftUqaoti-

tlons represent prices to the producer or at the mill. See diagram on page 4.

Date and maximum
relative price.

COMMODITIES.

October,
1923.

November,
3

December,

Relative price.

fro in Nov. I

(1913 average-100.)
Farm products—Average price to producers:
Wheat
Com.
Potatoes
Cotton
Cottonseed.,
Cattle, beef.,
Hogs
Lambs
F a r m products—Market prices
Wheat, No. 1, northern, spring (Chicago)
Wheat, No. 2, red, winter (Chicago)
Cora, contract grades, No. 2, cash (Chicago)
.
Oats, contract grades, caah (Chicago)
Barley, fair to good, malting (Chicago)
Rye, No. 2, cash (Chicago)
Tobacco, burley, good leaf, dark red (LouisviUo)
Cotton, middling upland (New York)
Wool*! blood combing, Ohio and Pennsylvania fleeces (Boston)
Cattle, steers, good to choice, corn fed (Chicago)
Hoga, heavy (Chicago)
Sheep, ewea (Chicago)
Sheep, Iambs (Chicago)
Foods
Flour, standard patents (Minneapolis).*
Flour, winter straights (Kansas City)
Sugar, 96* centrifugal (New York)
Sugar, granulated, tn barrels (New York)
Cottonseed oil, prime summer yellow (New York)
Beef, fresh carcass good native steers (Chicago)
Beef, fresh steer rounds No. 3 (Chicago)
Perk, smoked hams (Chicago)

Tune,
July,
June,
July,
May,
May,
July,
Apr.,

.
-

.

1920
1920
1920
1920
1920
1919
1919
1920

300
706
S12
321
183
296
239

TCT cent
Increase
(-f) or derrra«f»f—)
!u the.

120
136
139
340
188
93
96
167

117
118
138
25S
211
80
89
ICG

119
117
137
2ti8
209
89
$5
100

May, 1920
May, 1920
Sept., 1917
June, 1920
Mar., 1918
Mar., 1918
Mar., 1919
Apr., 1920
Apr, 1918
Mar., 1919
July, 1919
Apr., 1913
Feb., 1920

354
303
331
296
325
451
352
331
308
218
266
519

131
111
162
117
108
113
212
235
188
123
93
113
164

120
108
133
118
105
111
212
274
]92
116
85
.
121
15S

122
110
117
120
110
110
212
2S0
204
115
S4
137
160

May,
May,
May,
May,
July,
Sept.,
July,
July,

1920
1917
19iO
1920
1919
1920
1920
1919

323
363
698
526
374
201
211
231

135
140
217
210
165
135
118
132

132
136
20S
203
1C2
135
104
12G

133
133
209
207
151
132
103
123

May,
Apr.,
May,
Jan.,
Oct.,
July,
Jan.,
Aug.
Aug.,
Nov.,
Aug.,
Mar.,
Aug.,

1920
1020
1920
1930
1913
1920
1920
1919
1919
1919
1919
1930
1919

348
478
427
289
292
291
466
233
490
473
230
808

200
217
204
212
184
239
215
84
83
163
104
201
153

218
229
208
212
1S4
239
215
77
79
163
101
201
153

228
236
217
212
184
239
213
74
80
163
95
201
163

Sept., 1922
Oct., 1921
Aug., 1020
Mar., 1920

86
3
2I
C
637
35
7

177
216
152
133

177
216
156
112

154
216
164
109

July, 1917
Sept., 1920
July, 1917
Mar., 1917
June, 1917
May, 191S
Jane, 1915

846
330
388
230
261
224

159
160
155
SO
156
93
114

148
142
155
SI
157
99
115

143
143
155
S2
173
105
113

Feb., 1920
Jan., 1920
Feb., 1920
Oct., 1920
Sept., 1920
Jane, 1917
Jan., 1913
Feb., 1?16

455
407
381
251
195
331
-124
250

192
201
290
182
173
166
27
75

184
201
274
174
166
. 166
25
75

183
190
290
177
163
166
25

1.7
0.8
0.7
3.9
O.y
0.0
4.5
0.0

+ 1.9
- Ki.3
+ 1.7
+ 4.8
- 0.9
0.0
+ 2.2
+ 6.3
-•

0.9

- 1.2
+ 13.2
•f 1.3
+
+
+
-2
-•
-

0.8
22
0.5
2.0
G.S
.2
1.0
2.4

Clothing:
Cotton yarns, carded, white, northern, mule spun, 22-1 cones (Breton)
Cotton, print cloth, 27 inches, 64 x 60-7.60 yards to pound (Boston)
Cotton, sheeting, brown, 4/ 4 Ware Shoals L. L. (New York)
Worsted yarns: 2/32's crossbred stock, white, In skein (Boston)
Women's dress goods, storm serge, all-wool, double warp, 50 inchss (New Y o r k ) . . . . .
Suitings, wool, dyed blue, 6fh56 inches, 16-oonc* Middlesex (New York)
Silk, raw Japanese, Kansal No. 1 (New York)
Hides, green salted, packer's, heavy native steers (Chicago)
Hides, caifakina, No. 1, country, 8 to 15 pounds (Chicago)
Leather, chrome calf, dull or bright " B " grades (Boston)
.,
Leather, sole, oak, scoured backs, heavy (Boston)
Boote and shoes, znen'a black calf, blucher (Massachusetts)
Boots and shoea, men's dress welt tan calf (St. Louis)
„
Fuels:
Coal, bituminous, Pittsburgh, mine run—Kanawha (Cincinnati)
Coal,anthracite,chestnut (New York tidewater).......
Coke, Connellsville (range of prompt and future; furnace—at ovens
Petroleum, crude, Kansas-Oklahoma—«t wells
Metals:
Pig iron, foundry No. 2, northern (Pittsburgh)
,
Pig iron, basic, valley furnace
Steel billets, Bessemer (Pittsburgh)
Copper ingots, electrolytio, early delivery (New York)
Lead, pig, desiivered, for eariy delivery (New York)....
Tin, pig, for early delivery (New York)
,
Zinc, slab, western, early delivery (New York)
Building materials a n d miscellaneous:
Lumber, pine, southern, yellow flooring,1x4, " B " and better (Hattiesburg district).
Lumber, Douglas fir, No. l, common, s 1 5 , 1 x 8 x 10 (State of Washington)
Brick, common red, domestic building (New York)
Brick, common building, salmon, run of kiln (Chicago)..........
kJ
Cement, Portland, net without bags to trade, f. o» b. plant (Chicago district)
Steel beams, mill (Pittsburgh)
Rubber, Para Island, fine (New York)
«

Sulphuric acid, 66* (New York)



4.6
3.1
4.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.9
3.9
1.3
0.0
5.9 .
0.0
0.0
- 13.0
0.0
+ 5.1
- 2.7

+
+
+
+
-

0.0
0.7
0.0
1.2
10.2
6.1
1.7
0.5
5.5
5.8
1.7
1.8
0.0
0.0
0.0

6
STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY: 1919-1923.
Thr following tublo contains a review of production
nml distribution by principal industries and branches
of n>iiimt>nr, with annual comparisons since 1910
whriv data am available. On the three following
jia;'»(> are «jiwn " charts designed to show graphically
W
the more important movements in business and in-

dustiy in the year just closed as compared with the
four preceding years, while on page .10 is given a
table of stocks of important commodities held at the
end of 1923, as well as a table of unfilled orders for
specified commodities with comparisons for previous
periods.

VOM'MK OF PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION IN 1923.
1D1U

('<>:ri i : r i n i ! i n / i ( t > n , • m » i o m i t t r d )
h i ! / ir 1:1 ' I ' m / - < l > r u : ' i - n >
1M) o m i t t e d
V\ ti t . v V h t ! l » i M H u m i f M|)

1 . 1 m l ) iiiiti m ' J ' f t i t t j>r«xliii-t>
.-r; m i tut p r u - J i i f t u m t l t » - . - r n x u x i

\\h,

1919

66,
5.0M;

0,072

i
!

I.1KV
6, i.*y

i

1.32.V

OJ,-,.:pi ,rt;rtrtt>

tWL

I.Wli
1-ss.iKMj

:», n ;

j

UKO

llw, —

,: i t - i t t r p
tt::ittt. .IT

4.174
6,7Xi

C6Fir,o
4,17S
102,271

5,000
7,4.>J

5,170
9,222

41S

411

930

l,00»3

•I'JW
1.2S.J
I
210;

1,142!
121

360j

190
120;

200
127

110,
iM 1-;)

J51,125 611,007
0,OSS'
G,;)U

35S

4,C2li:

Knit liiultTttCiir (t!"'ru)

Iron n v <-h(>rt n m o
I V

i'*'ti tlnnk'

t(t|j<»

s r , - ! j r u ^ ' l n n . : t*>u*>
M < » I- h - w ^ (4><irt t o t i O
St.-rt frtniitiirr* ( s h i p t n r i i t s
nlollars
,\f. "t f ' u u p L * i r o n ( f " " v : t o n o
T;n M-Mf^itmpiior.
Inuctons)

10. v.»:»
G.tHI

10.ssi!
2,a*>s;
17,ti5l>;

Hi, Si"/
i . s p
2,122

1.201).
431-

»-; f>!i">rt t ^ - o n o omitted):
Sfn:t:r;il -^ tl
S U ,1 c ^ t i n ^

1.1(11!
793!

T.'Xouit'Mvo shipments(number)
Vivkht i t r orders inu:t»!^r)

2,070

l.'*44;

.*.

pRf>t>iTTKor o r JT»;L AND POWKH.

C\»il Mn»:t ton*—imomnittoi^:

txurj,
;

U5,922

(V>!^» (t»>*o;jiUtr!~short tons):
IW.nvo
Hv-prodw*
IVtrnf-'inn prtvliirts (OflO.noo omitted

r t s {£.*!.>
Kl^'tru1:.! ori'tvy. o-titral .stations
hourrMi.ijuK'uinitf^l?:
T S l Vl

j

K \ V

n vr u ^

I ri*Iiit:Ui>it ( s h o r t to:!.-

-OOO.niK)otnittrd)i

j

Total f!fw-»rsi>jnMvi.n.>
T*>:al vaIu»Md«!l.O
LtjuiN'r prohi< tion (hoard fo**t—OOO.OflO
S/.nil«rrnpi»c
f)«n;: ! .;-'ir
(\ilif->rni:i iv.Iurxil
California whit t >pinr
Mt''hi,:;',n soUwi*> i :
Mu-hKMtt hurdAtiods
Wc.it^ni piii^
Norfh (.'nrojitsupine
NorMirrn hardwoods
Northern pine liimUT
Northern pin«> kith.
Ouk tlooriuz




I
!
|
!
j

*

1,375

500,

i

?
[.
j.

31
6,202!
2,3<«j
979;

4,566:
4, t7u:
• m \
579.
130:
2 V?
l,36fi!
•in:
361!
39.1;
121
120

7i
2,360

573 :

4,56-1

1,505
3.573
1
(75

5,ISO'
5,283'

723
7f5o6
2,319
1,097

•109:
-SO,

797:
931
138
l,4is;
656
282
31S'
531'
j

592
3,494
i

531
700
110
224

1,014

402
327
110
4K3
115
129
125

152
S!)3

362
Sift
313;
410
104
149
101!

•>•> S'

729
179

m
999,674
5,9So

1922

384! 5 5 8 !
63! 1 3 3 ]
196; 2 7 0 !
98,293
95,051

113,8701
116,563]

724
156
276
137,377

138,887

617
017
723

49Sj
6981
797|

S61
1,072
1,12c

1,029
1,255
1,310

1,8S3
322

147

2.34C
246

3.637
376

30,698
S "
38,13'

33,044
6S4
45,087

omitted):
1,658'
310!

21,820,
424i
27,102|

7

TOBACCO.

Production (O00,CKX) omitted):
Large cigars (number)
Small cigarettes (number)
Manufactured tobacco and snuff (lbs.)

7,072
53,120
424

7,937i
44,622
400

6,798
50,835
386

6,893
53.565
420

6,999
64,451
412

18,423

17,841

17,735

18,743

MISCELLANEOUS.

43,229

1,512

401'
2,533

1921

AUTOA[O0IL£.S AND TIRES.
A u t o m o b i l e production (000
Passenger eurs
Triu-ks
R u b b e r t i r e s (<H)0 o m i t t e d ) :
i'nouuiiit ie tires
S o l i d ti r e s
I n n e r tu b e s

Production (000 omitted):
ft»o;
2,075
Sole leather (backs,bends and sides). 22,515
\yi<
1 0 , S:J4
Wood chemicals:
Ji34;
5,1U7
Acetate of limo (lbs.)
,
57i
7 0
Methanol (gals.)
1.477 i Naval stores, receipts (barrels—000
omitted):
1,062 i
Turpent ine
1S3
671
Rosin
•
1,023
1.93-S
795!
DISTRIBUTION.
80S
Sales (dollars—000 omitted):
4 Mail-order houses
438,828
1.271!
5 Ton-cent chains
3,1S9
205,199
180,465
32 Grocery chains
99.377
417,511
Advertising, agate lines (000,000 omitted)
Magazine
23
Newspaper, 22 cities
1,005
(dollars—000,000 omitted)
2211
52, st! 1 5 , 2 3 6 Postal receiptsof United States (dollars—
Fori'i'tai trade
• »j 5 1 5 , S 2 1
O Ot X omitted):
O .K )
.
Exports
7,920
, •>' 1 7 , 9 7 4
Imports
3,904]
2S,'*97,
37,512
•V>H

41,270 .17.70* 55 9^S
u.oio. i7-9-.ii
VJym
30,452; 36,312

I

NVuspnnt p.ii>or

59,1S7
40,0)1 i

H1

PRICE I N D E X
472
3,134'
1,943

J t V V":t
l

I

li»,OH; a ) , *

42,1
>N):

"),2tM
8,120

llUlLMXCi ANl» BUILDING MATERIALS—
continued.
Briek production (0CH),000 omitted):
Clay fire brick
Silica brick
169
Fate brick
Cement (bbls.—000 omitted):
Production
Shipments
880,397
6,003
Sanitary enamel
ware
stiipinentsi
(pieces—000 omitted):
'
Baths
415
Lavatories
549]
Sinks
65

1920

5,402
6,104
63S
1.223
102
l'8G
1,737
579
313
449
618
159

58,6161125,345
3,7341 6 , 8 0 9

164,396
8,594

261
997

141,978
7,4&4

319
1,171

262
828!

314,275| 344,339
253,915; 280,504
5 3 0 , 4 1 0 1 600,942

452,321
245,891
£02,476
28
1,145!
248|

i

8,228i
o; 279

432,729
338,080
730,579

18
1,031:
249

19
1,094
275

23
1,170
301

4 , |
2,5091

3,832
3,182

4,167
3,789

111
149j
142

N U M B E R S .

{Monthly averages, relative to 1013.)
Farm prices:
Crops
Livestock
"VVholooalu prices (404 commodities)
Retail food prices (22 commodities)

234
19S
206
1S6

23S|
168!
226|
203

109:
107!
M7j
153i

Securities:
Sales (000,000 omitted)—
Stocks (shares)
Bonds, total (dolls.)
Bonds,***-1 '----

313
3,698!
1,220|

225 J
3,888
1,438

171
3,466!
2,145|

261
4,121
1,675

236
2,735
l j M 9

25 industrials
40bonds....

62. 0G!
103.77
69.071

^. 91
107.21
59.70

53.21
79.38|
00. lol

02.38
98.58
74.11

60.15
107.78
71.72

5,602!

5,739
0,697

5,863
5,6S7

G,308
6,383,

6,878
7,828

103
154
14G

BANKING AND FINANCE.

Savings deposits Dec. 3L (858 b a n k ^
S)
Ji l SA n s » r ? n ^i now business
»t °- \U(3i?idllrt accounts™
Outside ]\ew York City.
Bank clearings City..
New ^ork
IK clearings—
IK clearings— York City
Outside New
y
iNewYorkCity
r
Interes L rute S , m o / a w i ^ " ^ Nevr York call loans

Busincss:Sesf a l p a p o r C ^ 6 '^"":

210,432i
244,116

2 1 0 , 8 0 4 1 190,95SJ 203,244j 2 2 6 , 1 5 2
190,958! 203,244
2 4 1 , 0 4 4 1 2 0 7 , 0 9 3 ; 2 3 9 1 8 5 6i| 2 3 9 , 3 9 2

167,328;
189,612 146,544j
235,800! 243,132 144,328j
6.31}
5.42!

7.82
7.34

6.02
6.55|

159,372 182,532
217,896 213,996
4.44
4.40

4.84
4.99

GRAPHIC SUMMARY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY: 1919-1923.
(27ie diagrams below are baaed on the calendar year 19191 while t?iose on pp. 8 and $ ar« relative to 1913.)
AUTOMOBILE PRODUCTION
(trucks and passenger cars).

GASOLINE PRODUCTION.

GASOLINE CONSUMPTION.

ELECTRIC POWER
PRODUCTION HY CENTRAL
STATIONS.

M,*29JOQQJUOO K W , H R S .

1819

1920

1921

1622

1923

NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING
^22 principal cities;.

1919

1920

162]

1822

1923

1919

LUMBER PRODUCTION
(10 species;.

1920

1921

1923 1923.

BUILDING CONTRACTS
AWARDED
(27 Northeastern States).

J919

1250

1921

1922

IS2I

CAR LOAD ING S—W i: KIIL Y
AVERAGE.

02*
£00
S75

679

260

2S0

_ 29.8gft.000.000 B a FT._
3.C03 SQUARE F C E T

AGATE LINES
.1910 WECKLY.AVCAAOE.

nouns CAOS

1919

1820

lOSt

1922

1923

DEBITS TO INDIVIDUAL
ACCOUNTS
(outside New York City;.

1919

1^:0

1921 1922 (923

FEDERAL RESERVE RATIO.

1916

1920- 1921

1822 IC23

RILLS DISCOUNTED BY
FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS.

1910

1920

1921

1922

1823

FEDERAL RESERVE HANKS—
TOTAL EARNING ASSETS.

500
S76
360

•238.186.000.000

1818DAILY ftVj

1&I9

1820

1921

1922




1923

1919

1820

1921

1822

1923

1919

1920

1821

1622

1023

1819

1920

1821

1922

1623

GRAPHIC SUMMARY OP COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY: 1919-1923.
(The diagrams below are based on the calendar year 1913, while those on p. 7 are relative to 1919.)
PIG IRON PRODUCTION.

UNFILLED STEEL ORDERS
(U. S. Steel Corp.).

STEEL INGOT PRODUCTION.

LOCOMOTIVE SHIPMENTS
(3 manufacturers).

43,377,000 TON3

1813 TOTAL -3,672

1031

1923

1933

1919

1920

1931

1922

1923

>J919

COPPER PRODUCTION
(mine output).

US COAL
PRODUCTION.

1820

I92|

(922

1923

COTTON CONSUMPTION.

1919

1920

1921

1922

1923

TIN CONSUMPTION
(deliveries to mills .

C.6I4.O0O BALES
M77.009.ttXI

POUNDS

2

1919

1920

1931

1022

1923

930

1921




1922

1920

.1921

1922

1023

(923

I9|9

(920

1921

1922

1919

1920

1921

1922

1923

CEMENT PRODUCTION.

CRUDE PETROLEUM
PRODUCTION.

ZINC PRODUCTION.

9!9

1018

IS23

J919

1920

<92i

,1932

1823

1919

1920

1921

1622

1923

PORK PRODUCTION
(inspected slaughter,.

GRAPHIC SUMMARY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY: 1919-1923.
(The diagrams below are based on the calendar year 1913, white those on p. 7 are relative to 1919,)
BANK CLEARINGS
(New York City).

1919

1920

(821

1922

BANK CLEARINGS
(outside New York City).

1923

BUSINESS FAILURESDEFAULTED LIABILITIES.

1919

1920

1921

1922

1923

SALES—4 TEN-CENT CHAIN
SYSTEMS.

1820

1821

1922




1923

919

1920

1921

1822

1019

FARM PRICES OF CROPS.

1919 . 1920
.

1821

1822

1823

RETAIL FOOD PRICES—
22 COMMODITIES.

919

J920

1821

J822

WHOLESALE PRICES—
404 COMMODITIES
(U. S. Dept. Labor).

1623

1920

1921

1923

1923

FARM PRICES OF LIVESTOCK

1919

132a

192*

1922

1923

EXPORTS FROM THE UNITED
STATES.

1919

1900

1821

1822

1923

PRICE OF 25 INDUSTRIAL
STOCKS.

1919

1920

1921

1922

1823

SALES—2 MAIL-ORDER
HOUSES.

1919

1920

1921

1922

1923

IMPORTS INTO THE UNITED
STATES.

1919

1920

1921

1922

923

10
STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY: 1919-1923.
STOCKS OF COMMODITIES HELD AT END OF YEAR.

November.

December.

November.

Deoembcr.

cm
ber.

1922

1021

1920

1019

November.

December.

1923

December.

Noveraber,

December.

*

298,804
060,252
10,290
10,347
177,334
97,575
15,123
3,«f>2
13.0S0
53,7^7
C3,ias
1,542
87,512
74,202
1,571
5,529
1,479

112,160
403,360
5G,702
85,527
11)9,343
90,759
0,770
0,043
34,414
79,750
39,921
1,824
49,046
07,549
1,696
0,787
2,339

142,813
593,299
OS, 032
98,996
150,089
94,200
5,300
5,2S0
32,194
58,082
34,115
408
79,025
05,841
1,619
6,386
2,923

80,333
397,590
7,520
82,253
111,508
133,702
9,241
18,197
69,198
65,129
34,055
2,403
65,167
61,228
1,298
5,730
1,129

84,808
4G2,037
6,444
62,419
99,609
135,823
7.77G
27,109
67,728
48,412
27,CO!
889
103,697
59,126
1,616
5,429
1,258

05,02S
452,005
3,033
09,185
115,247
227,409
9,100
12,846
32,940
47,773
37,201
3,257
51,781
54,503
957
0,743
2,004

116,255
619,317
4,523
44,823
100,988
136,S93
7,700
18,230
32,391
20,819
33.017
1,311
100,170
48,689
97G
6,481
2,326

03,144
020,217
2,015
5S ? 1S9
139,703
185/519
7,900
3,274
13,086
51,550
55,105
4,031
63,350
C3.45S
\SS4
9,425
1,735

105,055
75G,SI8
2 , SOS
57,929
140,863
198,746
7,100
7,035
19,940
30,2*2
49,500
1,926
93,075
04;292
712
9,200
2,011

9,317
5,706

9,193
G,OOL

10,506
6,219
48,357

10,875
G,875
44,536

9,886
0,948
19,601

9,048
6,945
24,804

8,014
5,922
47,159

7,272
5,987
49,174

6,854
5,200
35,398

6.140
5;i50
40.950

131,570
99
378,133
317,071
791,053
149,193

129,205
103
44(5,793
339,320
714,124
137,319

139,234
SO

142,-142
92
462,382
393,071
837,404
100,522

178,2G0
185,023
116
120
496, bOO
556,037
330,020
541,000
1,279,451 1,331,205
228,038
216,706

265,017
147
770,72-4
257,879
1,352,348
220,430

204,578
143
883,793
281,050
1,304,728
235,735

333,030

335,912

085,0-10
239,114
1,400,920
231,335

1,074,900
283,196
1,515,035
242,7S5

340,505

• - . •thous. of lbs.
thous. of lbs.
. . .tliou^*. of lbs.
long tons.
tlioiu. of 1 bs.
thous. of bus.
Ihous. Of bbls.
thous. of bus.
.thous. of bus.
. . . . . - - . . . t h o u s . of lbs.
.thOUS. O \))S.
f
thous. of casos.
thous. of M»s.
^ . . . . . . t i j o u s . oflbs.
thous. of baes.
t h o u s . of bbls.
t h o u j . of packets.

9,109
55,073
14!), LSG
139,174
14,132
2,152
10,922
101,778
02,508
3,341
M.749
78,7ti9
l.fwfl
r>,923
1,419

, 7
295,963

4,955

1 Wot prm)tirt*
JMrk pro'lmrU
I .ain1> \%i\*\ mutton
Stn'ur iruw)... 4
Cottmistvif nil.
Win ;;t (vUi Me)
Wh.at Hour
Com (visible)
(>at< (visible)
Hut tor
Dln^l
Kpc*
fonltry
I'ish J
<*«'i7«v
.\f»pl".-*
K u v \doifU'.stic)

3,438

39,S6G
231,129
30,50-1
3,704

42,830
896,415
61,SOS
1/072

33,635
921,803
75 166
3,652

1.115,880
84,040
46,247
41,467
22,159
43,771
49,303
6,991
34,874
59,379
62,072
39,221
316,820

1,110;704
85,119
47,005
41,140
24,239
41,259
56,436
10,581

24,040

23,669

1,491,301 * 1,562,225
l,0f>8,042 I 21,OSC 9S5
346,004
»393,4S9

1,651,930
1,210,694
358,250

CIOTIIINT, MATERIALS.
Cotton (total iloini'ritic gimicct)
Mill* a u d w a r e h o u s e
Silk

. . . . t h o t u . of bales.
— thous. of bales.
bales.

FURLS.
CT*I*U> *wtrolnim:
Quantity
Pays'supply....
c,a.snlitu\
*
Krmvnf
....,...*
Urn ami fuel oil
*
Lubricating oil
*....

thous. of bbls.
number.
thous. of pals.
thous. of psils.
thous. of gals.
thous. of pals.

,
398,992
SOS,803
142,181

163

METALS.
Iron ore
I1 lit iron (meivfuuit).*
/
t
h
o

thous. oflmigtoTis.
long tons.
s
.
oflbs.

u

Tin..

38,047
600,700
142,116
2,856

38,369
•510,990
134,098
1,316

35,896
-547,708
133,216
1,696

44,004
187,562
38,994
2,690

3,320,649
140,074
73,227
38,257
'36,255
27,520
35, CSS
33,750
01,603
66,701
4,554,
8,60125,929
58,221
37,291
45291
48,787,
C3,453
4^209
53,336
247,253
300,315

1,087,727
154,948
63,677
20,922
'2S t 333
41,379
03,327
9,091
40,667
100,912
114,830
63,913
307,496

,125,979
150,747
64,703
21,763
30,865
38,812
70,314
11,038
53,140
111,834
133,014
66,905
336,650

1.274,418
100,786
50,085
19,132
23,908
42,209
54,6S9
5,320
33,126
59 645
61,183
40,161
352,465

3S,369
32S,108
128,7S0
2,966

..long tons.

COKSTUUCtlON MATETUAT.S.
Yellow pine
*...M ft. b. m.
Mirhlffanhnrrtwwds
Mft.b.ro.
Ml' hir-m softwood*
M ft* b . m .
*\\k JtrwinR
.»
MU.b.m.
\! ;\ p IM \<*.o r i tig
M f t. b . m .
Sihr.i h r r k * .
thousand*.
Fii'i* brick
thousands.
< V mo tit
.,...,..,
thous. of bbls.
\\A\\K\ ioTOmi4!)....
.......number.
I,:;v;;tr,rii's < enamel)...
number.
Sinks (oiumul)
immbcr.
T«rp'.'tuiiM?
>
barrels.
Uf.Kin
.....barrels.

1,332, m

1037,745
1K>9,ORO
i 52,094
* 11,433
*3S,2S9
M l , 750
36,139
5,055
M2.175
1139,751
U25.SW
i 31,092
1
200,621

35,941
5,130

6(^230

1,218,843
100,035
45,63321,230
25,156
45,051 !
61,903'
9,257 i
34,517 I
59,595
64,903
44,774
349,917

79.S94
50.31S
340.220

frAPER.
N»-w-jjrim iivt mill*)

*

123,929

20,260

24,703

23,127

1.31K,131
962,£07
2S3.304

1,271,525
3S49.199
2 331,849

l,44fi,914
1,051,690
207,472

1,547,440

short tons.

Hum?, of lbs.
1 hou?. of lbs.
thous. oflbs.

Total
„
('l',<> v. inir. pmokir.fi nnd Fiuitl

1

1,203,709
»801,034
^302,972

Monthly average, 1919,

19,051

.23,934

*J33S,'2O2

1,561,848 U , 457,430
2 993,398
1,174,808
3825SC
313,316

19,208

s Quarter ending September 30.

UNFILLED ORDERS FOR SPECIFIED COMMODITIES.
JUNE 3 0 —

l'ercentnge

PECEMBER31—

COUMOTOTY.
Unlt;

X nit mirlenvrar
*
Merchant pin iron
S h i v t s , blj«\ Maok, nird pnlvaaizcd...
>h-v\ (I*. S. fcta-1 Corp.)

Dozen
Lori? ton
iihort ton
Thous. long tons.

I.^romotivrs
*-...
^iup.l barn*ls,,.*.«...*
< )ak flouring
Mivpiu flooring
*.......

Number
Number..
M feet b. m..
M feet b. nu.

Clay firo brick.
Faoo brick.IJatlw (pnamol)
Small ware (cnamol)




-•
*..

Thousand..
Thousaad..
Number....
Number.*..

1920

1921

1022

1923

1920

16*979

87S,400
1,012,307
202,191
5,118

1,45S,000
1,378,233
437,853
5,636

1,748,700
1,030,271
503,175

95,400
1,566,408

6,3SG

8,145

245

3,000,475

1,958
493,733
33,530
28,265
63,274
54,128
278,488
1,108,103

12,830

11,095
10,311

590
427,739
38,434
26,193

220,593

34,365
23,270
51,344
173,151

56,861
43,283
177,197
486,331

4,287
99,408

1023

1921

Dec. 31,
1923, from
June 30,
1523.

+ 03,0
+ 9.4
-11.5

1,928,700
924,922
141,047
4,268

2,523,000
1,154,914
505,700
•6,740

.2,865, T>00
1.120,957
445 107
4j 445

265
193,814
20,888
13,894

1,502
424,107
40,925
22,324

3S7
379,008
47,700
15,375

-23.2
+ 23.8
-45.S

23,108
14,228
29,987
93,744

67,400
20,388
202,912
640,414

J>9,142
25, Gil
101,0M
681,446

-30.6
-5.16
-30.3
-38.5

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BUSINESS SUMMARY.
(Index numbers based on the 1919 monthly average as 100—except unfilled orders which are based on the 1920 average—cnablo comparisons to be ranOc of ihe relative condition of the several phases of business. The use of index numbers is more fully explained on the inside front cover, and details of this summary are given in the tablo
entitled "Indexes of Business," beginning on p . 34.)
1922
November.

December.

September.

October.

November.

PHODUCTION:

Manufacturing (65 commodities)
Haw materials, total
Minerals
Animal products
Crops
Forestry
Electric power
Building construction (contracts awarded) _

December.

1

SALES (based on value):
Mail-order houses (4)
Ten-cent chains
Wholesale trade
Department stores

(recomputed to 1919 base):
Wholesale, all commodities
Retail food
OOST OF LIVING (recomputed to 1919 base)
FACTORY EMPLOYMENT (recomputed to 1919
base)
t

13G
123
15S
119
149
111

104
129
125
130
133
102
153
102

125
75

114
58

127
54

132
53

134
58

110
153
81
131

STOCKS OF COMMODITIES
UNFILLED ORDERS (relative to 1920)

Mil
11
4

138
108
144
125
140
83

121
157
151
122
184
132
152
116.

109
280
72
1S8

92
152
93
112

134
182
98
148

122
177
S4
142

118
333
71
203

76
78
92

76
79
92

75
80
95

74
SI
95

74
81
96

74
81
96

92

92

100

100

99

98

115
118
-78

no

119
130
16

128
134
7

116
122
92

103
189

Ill
136
121
113
161
117
136
101

106
12S
117
119
142
9S
142
83

U12
131

121
71

PRICES

TRANSPORTATION:

Net freight ton-mile operation
Average weekly carloadings
Net available car surplus (end of month)-.

1

105
-41

Partly estimated.

BUSINESS CONDITIONS IN DECEMBER.
The following pages contain a review, by principal
industries, of the more important statistics shown in
the table on "Trend of business movements 7 ' (p. 38).
Summaries of production, stocks, sales, and price
changes are also shown, taken from the data in the
tables of "Indexes of business'7 (p. 34).
PRODUCTION.

Mineral production for December, based on the
1919 monthly average as 100, stood at 125 as against
136 in November and 117 a year ago. Decreases in
the output of minerals occurred in petroleum, zinc,
gold, and silver, while the production of coal and
copper increased.
Marketings of animal products stood at 130 for
December as against 122 for November and 119 a
year ago. Increases occurred over a year ago in all
classes of animal products except cattle and calves.
Crop marketings show the following comparisons with
a year ago: Grains 125 against 168, vegetables 85
against 86, fruits 94 against 93, cotton and cottonseed 154 against 138. The total index at 133 compares with 142 a year ago.




The output of manufactured goods, according to
the revised index on a 1919 base, shows iron and steel
at 106 compared with 113 in November and 117 a year
ago, paper and printing at 103 against 105 and 104,
and textiles at 95 against 108 and 114. The total index stands at 104 compared with 111 in November
and 106 for a year ago.
STOCKS.

The trend of commodity stocks according to the
revised index on a 1919 base given on pages 30 and 31
of this number is shown by the following comparisons
for the end of December with the previous month and
a year ago: Wheat 184 against 171 and 127, corn 172
against 80 and 447, meats 74 against 61 and 63, tin
101 against 66 and 227, pig iron 192 against 1ST and
48, lumber 131 against 130 and 128, cement 108 against
71 and 93, and brick 141 against 138 and 122. On
page 10 is given a table showing for specified commodities stocks held at the end of 1923 with comparative
periods. The total stock index of 134 for tKo end
of December compares with 132 for November and
125 for a year ago.

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SALES.

Manufacturers' sales generally showed increases over
November in iron and steel and building material
but declines in textiles. Tho index of unfilled orders
on manufacturers' books stood at 58 as against 53 in
November and 75 a year ago, based on the 1920
monthly average as 100.
Wholesale trade in all lines declined seasonally,
but in general WHS on about the same level as a year
ago. Based on 11)19 as 100, the index of wholesale

trade for December stood at 71 against 84 in November and 71 a year ago.
Ketail trade by ten-cent stores stood at 331 for
December based on 1919, as against 176 in the previous
month and 279 a year ago. Sales by 4 mail-order
houses stood at 118 as against 122 in November and
108 a year ago. Department-store sales increased to
202 in December from 142 in the previous month and
1SS in December, 1922.

REVISED INDEX OF STOCKS OF COMMODITIES BY GROUPS.
(Relative monthly average stocks, 1919= 100.)

300

275




1922

13
PRICES.

Prices received by producers for their crops at 137,
based on 1913 as 100, showed no change from November, while the livestock index stood at 94 for December ascompared with 97 for the previous month.
Wholesale prices, as computed by the Department
of Labor, based on 1913 average prices as 100, stood
at 151 for December as compared with 152 for the
previous month and 156 a year ago. With the exception of the clothing and metal groups which advanced
in December, all classes of commodities shared in the
general decline. As regrouped by the Federal Reserve Board this index shows a decline in all classes of
raw products, as well as in producers' and consumers'
goods. Both Dun's and Bradstreet's index numbers
of prices also declined in December.
Compared with the stationary price index of 163
for the United States, as shown by the Federal Reserve Board's index for international price comparisons, British and French prices rose while Canadian prices declined.
Retail food prices, according to the index of the
Department of Labor, stood at 150 as against 151 for
November and 147 a year ago. The cost-of-living
index at 165 in December showed no change from the
previous month and may be compared with 159 for
December, 1922. Clothing increased one point, food
declined a like amount, while shelter, fuel and light
and sundries showed no change.

a year ago, while the total outward movement
ton cloth in 1923, amounting to 404,462,000
yards,, was 21 per cent below the 1922 exports.
of cotton and cotton goods averaged higher
cember,

CUMULATIVE COTTON GINNINGS TO SPECIFIED DATES.

13
12




:t*M

1609 - |3I3

10

Q Ift2t

/J
i
VCjf

ffl

IQ23

u.
o

o
13

/

/

•

/

321

/

/

/

/
/ 4>

0
1923

w
SEPTVt

TEXTILES.

Receipts of wool at Boston totaled 20r463,000
pounds in December as compared with 42,643,000
pounds a year ago, while receipts during the year
1923, totaling 417,098,000 pounds, were 4 per cent below the receipts at Boston in 1922, the decline from
1922 being attributable to smaller receipts of domestic
wool. Imports of wool in December were only about
25 per cent as large as a year ago. Consumption of
wool by textile mills decreased and wool machinery
activity was reported as lower than in November.
Prices of wool and woolen goods in general showed no
change from the preceding month.
Consumption of cotton by textile mills declined
about 13 per cent in December. During 1923 cotton
consumption totaled 6,513,695 bales, representing an
increase of 7 per cent over 1922. Exports of raw cotton increased in December but the total outward
movement of cotton in 1923 was 13 per cent below
that of the preceding year. Cotton imports increased
in December but were only one-half as large as a year
ago, while the total for 1923 was slightly in excess of
1922. Stocks of cotton held by mills and warehouses
at the end of 1923 totaled 5,149,000 bales as against
5,986,000 bales at the end of 1922. Exports of cotton
cloth declined, being in December 15 per cent less than

of cotsquare
Prices
in De-

NOVj

SEPT.2S

FEB.*
TOTAL

pEC.i

STOCKS, OF COTTON: NUMBER OF DAYS' SUPPLY AT DAILY KATE
OF CONSUMPTION.
400

//

360

300
CL

N

K
//

*>'
V

250
>

%

Q

a:

200 -

UJ

tn
2

z

150

s
\\

i\\

100

I I

J
*

•7-

/I

1;1
hi

7

14
NVw nnlrra for nil classes of cotton goods from fin- ceding month. Prices of iron averaged higher in
Hhing plants riwlinwl in December whilo stocks of December. The production of steel ingots declined
(inishnl ftnnU inrrruseti. In terms of per cent to 9 per cent in December, while for the year 1923 the
rapacity tho operating activity of cotton finishers output, totaling 43,239,000 tons, registered an increase
for Dn'rmWr stoo<i at 03 us ngiiinst G in November of 25 per cent over 1922. Unfilled orders of tlie
O
United States Steel Corporation increased, while prounit 71 u w a r up*.
Silk consumption by textile mills declined, being in duction of steel sheets by independent steel mills del)(<vmbtT '2~> por writ below a your ago. Silk con- clined in December, the production in terms of per
vtiinphon in I0i?:J, totaling :55S, 117 I>alt\s, registered a cent to plant capacity being 59 as against 07 in
d»vlinr « f '> per eent Irom tlio previous year, Imports November and 80 a year ago. Sales and unfilled
>
of MlkMecliued in Deeember but tho total amount of orders for steel sheets increased while shipments and
silk imported in \\V2H was 7 per cent in excess of the stocks decreased in December. Wholesale prices of
pjwious vent's total. Stocks of silk at the end of steel wero stationary during the month.
Vs>*\ wttv 17 per cent below the inventory at the end Sales of steel castings increased in December while
of VW2* Wholesale prices of raw silk at New York new bookings for fabricated structural steel showed an
nverniied lower iti Deeember being i) per cent below increase of 53 per cent over the previous month.
tho averuge prices a year ago.
Tho following table shows bookings each month as
Imports of burlap and unmanufactured liber deAND UNITED
vlined in Peeember while the total movements for PHODUCTION OP P I G IRON AND JSTEEL INGOTS OBDERS.
STATES STEEL CORPORATION'S UNFILLED
the.-M> cnitu nodi ties in lO'J.'J were lo and 17 per cent
«
greater, respectively, than a year ago.
Tin* monthly hosiery report of the Department of
Commerce shows the following comparative summary
OERS
of ho^irry production, stocks, and orders, for 1505 idenA
tiral ostahltshments, representing H(.H mills.
\

^
^
"

I8'

(IN DOZKN* PMHS).

T«-f.il.

Mi-n**. -Women**.'

L

; Mori's. * Women's.

\

h "ft

)

ilk..

\

•'

"

•

%

en. -*

*6of

>?
All

\

/

•

/

•

,S2«
3^5,131

I 1 . H U i t i I'ii t i t i
li »^
IRON AND STEEL.

A total of 50.1S7.200 tons of iron ore was moved
eastward through the Sault Sto. Marie Canals during
the 192.'i reason, representing an increase of 40 nor
cent over the 1922 movement. Consumption of iron
ore increased in December, while for the year 1023 iron
ore consumption registered an increased 55 per cent
over the previous yr«r. Stocks of iron ore at furnun* and Lake Erie clocks at the end of 19*3 wero 3
per cent below the holdings at the end of tho nre~
VH>US year.
P i ^ m production likewise increased in
December while the total output for the-rear, amountmg to 4 0 ^ , 0 0 0 tons, rceorded an increase > I a^t
of) per rent over 1922.
«»"o s t
Ph,,luclionr unfilled orders, and sales of p i , i r o n
by merchant furnaces declined in DccemberAvhMc
di.im.entH.nd stocks increased. Production of ^ t
ings by Ohio foundries declined from the pre




reported to the Department of Commerce by 177
identical firms with a revised capacity, of 234,057 tons
per month in 1923 and total sales computed to a
capacity of 250,000 tons per month at the rate of
sales to capacity of the reporting firms.
BOOKINGS OP FABMCATED STKUCTCEAL STEEL.
Actual
tonnage
booked.

May
June
July
August
fivptcmher
fith
October...
November,
December.

Computed
total
bookings.

133,037
112,367
13S737

November
December
January
February
March...

Per cent
of
capacity.

115,000
122,500
150;000

173.204
1*4,887
220,400
186,117
131,875
118 117
117,563
1
134 431
8
121,096
* 111,762
4
122 673
6
181,741

185,000
197,500
235,000
200,000
140,000
125 000
135,000
145;000
130,000
120,000
132,500
202 500

}92St

^iHifiliffP-

15
Locomotive shipments by principal manufacturers
increased in December and for 1023 the total of 3,189
locomotives shipped represents an increase of 150 per
cent over the shipments during the year 1922. Unfilled orders for locomotives continued to decline and
at the end of 1923 stood 83 per cent below March 31,
1923, when 2,31G locomotives were on order. New
orders for freight cars, although less than one-half as
large as a year ago, increased from 5,050 cars in November to 10,000 in December*
LOCOMOTIVE SHIPMENTS AND UNFILLED OUDEUS.

pared with 25,000 tons at the end of 1922. The
wholesale price of pig tin advanced in December.
Keecipts of lend at St. Louis increased in December,
while shipments declined. The wholesale price of pig
lead, desilverized, averaged higher during llio month.
AUTOMOBILES AND TIRES.
Automobile production declined from November,
the passenger-car output to tilling 275,208 rars in December, compared with 2S 1,021 in November, :md
trucks 27,875, as against 2S.0UU in November. The
total output of passenger cars for 1923 amounted to
3,630,599 cars, as against 2,339,70S in V.Y22, while
truck output totaled 370,1257 in 1923, as against
24(),2S1 in 1922. Shipments of automobiles in December correspondingly declined from the preceding
month.
Production of pneumatic tiros increased in December, while stocks and domestic shipments declined.
r
fhe .output and shipment of solid tires likewise increased in December with an appreciable decline in
inventory, while production and stocks of inner tubes
declined and shipments increased.
FUELS.

i H
I

H

1920

h
I

i

i i

1931

i\ i § !
192a

I

NONFERROUS METALS.

Production, exports, and the wholesale price of copper increased in December. Copper production by
the mines in the United States totaled in 1923
1,476,659,000 pounds, an increase of 50 per cent over
1922, while copper exports ampunted to 799,721,000
pounds, representing an increase of 10 per cent over
the previous year. Zinc production increased in December, while stocks of zinc at the end of 1923 were
twice as large as the inventories at the end of 1922.
Receipts and shipments of zinc at St. Louis increased
in December, while the price of prime western zinc
in slabs declined from the preceding.month.
Tin deliveries to consuming establishments declined
in December, but for the year 1923 were 22 per cent
above the deliveries in 1922. The world visible supply
of tin at the end of 1923 totaled 21,011 tons, as com-




The output of bituminous coal declined in December, while the total 1923 production, amounting to
545,821,000 tons, represented an increase of 35 per
cent over 1922. Exports of bituminous declined, while
both wholesale and retail prices avemged lower in
December. The production of anthracite coal increased in December, while for 1923 the total output
reached 95,230,000 tons, an increase of SI per cent
over the preceding year. Wholesale prices of anthracite showed no change, while retail prices at New
York declined slightly. Production of beehive coke
declined, while the output of by-product coke increased in December. Wholesale prices of coke averaged higher during fhe month.
Production of petroleum declined in December, but
the total output in 1923, amounting to 725,702,000
barrels, made an increase of more than 30 per cent
over 1922.
HIDES AND LEATHER.
Imports of goat and sheep skins increased in December, but calfskins and cattle hides declined. During the year 1923 a total of 531,784.000 pounds of
hides and skins was imported, representing a decline
of 4 per cent from the previous year. Exports of
sole leather declined in December, while the outward
movement of upper leather increased. Production of
sole leather, skins, and oak and union harness leather
declined in December. The solo leather output in
1923, totaling 18,743,000 backs, bends, and sides, represents an increase of 6 per cent over 1922.

16
Hunt timl shoo production declined 10 per cent.in
PiMvinbrr, while exports registered a dcclino of 15
prr rnit. A tutu! of 7,:U 1,000 puirs of shoes were exportnt in li'-M. representing mi increase of 30 per cent
over Itrj'j. Wholesale prices of hides and leather
uvera^ed lower in Deeetnber, while prices of boots and
*hoes ^hnwetl no change from November.
The following table shows the, number of leather
gloves and tnitlens rut in November and December as
reported to the Department of Commerce by 232
identical establishments.
L*:vrm:ii

AND MITTKNS CUT (IN* DOZEN PAIRS).
DF(Ki1I1KR.

NOVI:

Mm'.*
rind
boy':1..

Womrti's !
and i
rlill- !

i-e * ! . «

j •.«,:,•>
f

10, [?)

:v.. K .

; mtzu
!

VOLUME OF BUILDING CONTRACTS AWARDED
(27 NORTHEASTERN STATES.)

BY CLASSES

W*v

Mon's
and

i
•uvj •
.

Contracts awarded for building construction hi
Northeastern states declined seasonally in D-eceml
but tho new floor space contracted for was over
per cent above the lettings in December, 1922. I
the year 1923 the contracts in floor space, totali
592,000,000 square feet, were 3 per cent above t
awards in 1922. Contracts for now construction
1923 represented an expenditure of $3,494,118,0(
an increase of 4 per cent over 1922. Of the tot
81,582,750,000 was expended for residential constri
tion, an increase of 18 p e r c e n t over 1922. The i
companying diagram gives graphically t h e distril
tion by classes of construction, new building cc

1S..V.2
22,2iri
127,7(W

moil's
and
rhildrcu's.

f*m
1,822
211

PAPER AND PAPER PRODUCTS.
Imports of chemical wood pulp declined 16 per
rent in Drremher, while nuvhanie.nl pulp imports inrrr;wMl hv n like percentage. Total imports of wood
pulp in I'XM, amounting to 1,413,505 short tons,
were equivalent to tin increase of 12 per rent over 1922.
Production, shipments, and stocks of newsprint
paper declined in December, while imports and export* increased. For the year 1P2IJ the output of
newsprint paper amounted to 1,488,800 tons, an
inerra.se * f ^ per cent over the preceding year, while
^
the amount of newsprint imported in 1023, totaling
i.:ii>V/>7i (.ins, represented an increase of 27 per cent
over 1022,
Production of paper hoxes declined in December,
tin* operating activity of paper box manufacturers
beinir <>s per rent of normal as against 77 in November and 77 in December, 1022. Sales of abrasive
paper and cloth declined in December from both the
previous mouth and from a year ago, while shipments
of n>j>e paper sacks, although above a year ago, registered a decline from November.
BUTTONS.
The productive activity of manufacturers of freshwater pearl buttons declined in December, while stocks
of buttons continued to accumulate, being at the end
of V.)2'i 12 per cent greater than at tlio end of the
previous year.
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION.
Construction costs showed a slight decline, in December, but averaged over 5 per cent above a year



1810

|Q2o

1921

1022

1023

tracts awarded during the five-year period 1919
1923. Fire losses in the United States and Can?
registered a decline in December both as respects i
previous month and December a year ago. For i
year 1923 the total loss of property by fire in t
country and Canada amounted to* $389,193,000,
decline of 5 per cent from the losses incurred in 19
BUILDING MATERIALS.
Production of lumber declined seasonally in .1
comber the output being well above a year ago. C
respondmgly, shipments of the various import!

C r VThQ" declid d i

h

*

P

important species registered in U
increase amounting to 11 per cent over 19

Slocks of southern pine lumber at 1 1 c end of 1923
1 *
were 9 per cent below a year ago, while for western
pine the stocks on December 31 were 4 percent abovo
the inventory at the end of 1922. Exports of lumber
increased in December, the total outward movement
registering an increase of -19 per cent over December,
1922. During 1923 a total of 1,749,11 f>,()()() board
foQt of lumber was exported, equivalent to an increase
of J3 per cent over 1922. Prices of lumber were
practically stationary in December.
Production and shipments of oak and maple flooring declined seasonally in December, while new orders
and unfilled orders for flooring increased. Total production of oak and maple flooring in 1923 aggregated
502,033,000 board feet, representing an increase of 22
per cent over 1922.
Production and shipments of refractory bricks declined from November and were below a year ago,
while stocks at the end of 1923 were greater than at
the close of the preceding year. New orders for clay
fire brick increased in December, while unfilled orders
at the end of the month registered a slight decline
from November. Production, shipments, and unfilled orders for face brick correspondingly declined
in December, while stocks continued to accumulate.
CONCRETE

HIGHWAY MILEAGE COMPLETED
TRAFFIC DECEMBER 31, 1923.

AND UNDEU

[All widths of pavement reduced to equivalent mileage of IS-foot \Wdth.]
Total
to
end
of
1923.

DIVISION AND
STATE.

Built
1922.

Built
1923.

UNITED STATES.

Miles.
4,445

Mites, Miles.
5,181 25,517

GEOGRAPHIC nivs.:

New England. .
87
91
Middle Atlantic 903
E.N\ Central.. 1,555 2,306
425J
461
W. N. Central.
"S75
483 i
South Atlantic,
47'
91
K. S. Central..
ISO
W. y. Central..
13$
Mountain
26$
97J
Pacific
460
291

551
4, £40
S.5<J3
1 079
3,328
. 373
77S
932
4,467

N E W ENGLAND:

Maine
New Hampshire
Vermont
Massachusetts...
Rhode Island....
Connecticut

14
4

11
3

34

2S
7
12

329
112
462

3S7
117
365

60
8
S
1SS
33
243

MIDDLE ATLANTIC:

New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania....
.
,

W0

185
17S
628
234
330

245 1,403
26f> 1,151
1.044 2.P91
319 1,466
432 1,552

W. N. CENTRAL:

Minnesota
Iowa
Missouri
North D a k o t a . . .
South D a k o t a . . .
Nebraska
Kansas

SOUTH ATLANTIC:

Delaware
Maryland
Dist. of Columbia.
Virginia
West V i r g i n i a . . . .
North Carolina...
South Carolina
Georgia
Florida
E . S. CKNTKAL:

Kentucky
Tennessee.....
Alabama
Mississippi

Total
to
Buil Built end
1922. 1023.
of
1923.
Miles. Miles,
m
79
85
129
"114*
95
336
20
54
48

232
SC3
8
497
517
595
140
310
106

11

23
17
5
46

103
58
40
172

14

34
7
42
55

100
14
238
366

57
127
41
33
31

W. s . CENTRAL:

Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
Texas
MOUNTAIN:

E. N. CENTRA; :

Ohio
Indiana...
Illinois.. " "
Michigan
Wisconsin

DIVISION AND
STATK.

105
101

IS
154

77
96
130
19 !
93 :

446
439
327
4

Montana
Idaho
Wyoming
Colorado
New Mexico
Arizona........
Utah
Nevada

13
37
IS
155
42
3

2S
7
50
10
2

118
44

02
35
16-1

PACIFIC:

Washington.
Oregon
California

29S

27
30
13
137
50
414
217

9*0
199

407

Cement production and shipments declined in December in a seasonal movement, while stocks of cement at the end of 1923 were 14 per cent above the
79692°—24




2

inventories on December 31, 1922. For the year
1923 the output of Portland cement totaled 137,377,000 barrels, representing an increase of more, than 20
per cent over 1922. Concrete paving contracts let in
December declined, but the awards were still well
above a year ago. The following table gives a comparative summary, by geographical districts, of concrete highway mileage completed in 1923 and 1922
with the total mileage in these districts at the end of
1923.
Shipments of baths and lavatories declined in December, while shipments of sinks and miscellaneous
enamelware increased. New orders for all classes of
enamelware increased in December while stocks mado
the usual seasonal increase.
CHEMICALS AND OILS.
Imports of potash and nitrate of soda increased in
December while exports of sulphuric acid, dyes and
dyestuffs, and fertilizer declined. For the year 1923
imports of potash totaling 230,455 tons, declined 5 per
cent from 1922, while imports of nitrate of soda during
the year amounted to 889,010 tons representing an increase of 65 per cent over 1922. Prices of essential oils
increased in December while prices of crude drugs and
drugs and pharmacueticals declined.
Receipts of turpentine and rosin at the principal
southern ports increased in December. Stocks of
turpentine and rosin likdwise increased over the preceding month. Exports and imports of vegetable oils
increased but were considerably below December, 1922.
Consumption-of oleomargarine declined in December,
but the consumption for the year 1923, amounting to
225,401,000 pounds, was 26 per cent above the previous
year.
Stocks of cottonseed at the end of 1923 were below
a year ago, while cottonseed oil stocks were29 percent
above a year ago. The price averaged lower in December, while the production of cottonseed oil was less
than in December, 1922.
CEREALS.
Receipts and shipments of wheat at primary markets declined in December both from the previous
month and from December, 1922. Exports of wheat,
including wheat flour, increased but were 31 per cent
below the outward movement in December, 1922.
The visible supply of wheat in the United States and
Canada cast of the Rocky Mountains at the end of 1923
was 45 per cent greater than at the end of the previous
year. Prices of wheat averaged higher in December,
while flour prices were relatively stationary.
The following table shows the output of wheat flour
reported by over 1,000 mills each month, which made
about 84 per cent of the flour produced in 1921, according to the census of manufactures.

18
WATER TRANSPORTATION.

WHEAT FLOUH PRODUCTION: 1923.
Wheat
ground
(thous. of
oushela).
35,871
44,179
44,969
50,810
43,000
37,505

Flour
produced
(thous. of

7, SOS
9,042
9,700
10,983
9,403
8,074

Grain offal
produced
(thous* of
pounds).
633,324
772,774
796,325
90S,311
7&3,669
673,253

Per cent
of
capacity
operated.
48,0
54.7
62a
62.0
58.8
45.3

Receipts and shipments of corn at the principal
markets increased in December while exports of corn
including meal were less than one-half as large as a
year ago. The visible supply of corn in the United
States and Canada east of the Rocky Mountains at the
end of 1923 was 01 per cent below a year ago. Prices
of corn averaged lower in December.
Receipts of oats increased but were slightly below
December a year ago, while thei visible supply at the
end of 1923 was 39 per cent below a year ago. Prices
of oats averaged higher in December while exports
declined.
Exports of barley and rye were considerably below
December, 1922, while the price of barley increased
and rye prices made a slight decline. Receipts and
shipments of rice declined while stocks and exports
increased.
MEATS AND DAIRY PRODUCTS.

The movement and slaughter of cattle in December
was about the .same as in December, 1922. The hog
movement and slaughter was larger than a year ago
while for sheep, there was little change except for a
decline in stocker and feeder shipments. E-ports
and cold-storage holdings of pork exhibited increases
over a year a po, while declines were noted in beef and
m storage-holdings of lamb. Prices of livestock and
meat* averaged less than in November, except sheep
F
winch were dearer.
'
Receipts of poultry wero slightly larger than in
December, 1922, while cold-storage holdings declined
from a year ago. Holdings of fish on December 15
were greater than a year ago.
Receipts of butter, cheese and eggs increased over
December, 1922, and storage-holdings were also
larger. The price of butter increased both over
November, 1923, and December, 1922, while cheese
prices declined from both these periods. Exports of
condensed milk were about three times as large as a
year ago.
TOBACCO.
Consumption of tobacco products, as measured by
tax-paid withdrawals, declined from November and,
except for cigarettes, was also less than in December,
1922. Exports of both cigarettes and unmanufactured tobacco increased over both the previous month
and a year ago.




Entrances and clearances of vessels in foreign trade
increased over a year ago, for both American and
foreign vessels. The freight rate to the United
Kingdom, declined from November, but the rate to
all Europe remained unchanged. December inland
waterways traffic was restricted by seasonal weather
conditions.
RAILROADS.

The daily average surplus of idle freight cars increased from 153,057 at the end of November to
312,338 at the end of December, divided fairly evenly
as between box cars and coal cars. Shortage of cars
was reduced from 1,336 to 123.
Car loadings were slightly less than in December,
1922, owing to smaller coal loadings. Grain loadings
also declined from a year ago, while merchandise
loadings made the principal increase. Bad-order
freight cars of 6.9 per cent of the total compare with
6.8 per cent in November, while freight and passenger
locomotives in bad order at 17.9 and 16.9 per cent
of the total in use, respectively, showed no change
from November.
The number of visitors to National parks was about
the same as in November, but larger than in December,
1922.
EMPLOYMENT.
Factory • employment, as indicated by reports of
1,428 firms again decreased but was about 6 per cent
higher than a year ago.. The principal decline took
place in the iron and steel industry, while other metals,
tobacco products and beverages employed more workers than in November. The various state reports
show declines in factory employment also. Average
weekly earnings increased in New York State but
declined in Wisconsin. The following monthly figures
reported by the United States Civil Service Commission give a comparative summary of the operations of
the civil-service system;
CIVIL-SEEVICE APPLICATIONS, EXAMINATIONS, APPOINTMENTS,
AND SEPARATIONS. 1

NUMBER OP
APPLICATIONS
RECEIVED.

NUMBEK OF
PERSONS

NUMBER OF
PERSONS
APPOINTED.

PBBSONS
SEFAIUTED,

MONTH.

Depart- Field DepartDepart- Field
Departmental
mental Field mental Field mental service.
service. service, service. service. service. service. service.
June
3,930 9,898
July
10,711 11,9S2
August
8,056 13,723
September... 6,706 17,047
October.
7,800 16,479
November... 7", 504 13,422

3,515 11,051
2,320 12,660
1,817 11,770
1,703 16, SM
3,038 16.893
2,478 15,564

509
599
618
702
552
509

5,629
6,787
5,791
7,514
6,612
059

S76
523
5io
037
S23
60-i

6,990
8,373

6,1®

7,743
6,338

0960

D
iuiilLi^
- C., exclusive o/the
SX*™ 5 • t h en f?ulJh £e™ce ™ ^ district withi coffices in Washington. Bj'
cml-service °* % s t r t ofCohmibiTajidg indii**
e
toserTS\vSwU h
™ ^ . °* % s t r i c t ofCohmibiTajid indii**
toe sen
W

on under the jurisdiction of the fourth civil-service dfctr**

19
DISTRIBUTION MOVEMENT.
Mail-order sales increased over both November,
1923, and December, 1022. Total sales for 1923 of
the two leading mail-order houses amounted to
$350,182,000, as against §275,039,000 in 1922, an
increase of 27 per cent. Sales of 10-cent chains were
almost 20 per cent higher than a year ago, and, for
four large chains, showed a total of $330,669,000 in
1923 as against §280,268,000 in 1922, an increase of
18 per cent. Restaurant chains had larger sales in
December than in either December, 1922, or November, 1923, and total sales for two large chains amounted
to $36,430,000 in 1923 as against $32,933,000 in 1922,
an increase of 11 per cent.
Candj7 sales by manufacturers increased seasonally in
November, while for the 12 months ending November
total sales by manufacturers aggregating §387,746,000
were 6 per cent above the corresponding period ending
November, 1922. Magazine and newspaper advertising declined seasonally in December, while postal receipts in 50 selected cities increased.
Internal-revenue taxes collected in December on
admissions to theaters in November increased 3 per
cent over the previous month. Likewise taxes on

jewelry, watches, and clocks increased 3 per cent over
the previous month. For tho 12 months ending
November, 1923, theater admissions, sales of firearms
and shells, and sales of jewelry, watches, and clocks
increased over the corresponding period of 1922, 11,
11, and 17 per cent, respectively.
PUBLIC FINANCE.

The gross debt of the United States Government was
reduced six-tenths of 1 per cent in December, standing at $21,914,000,000 at the end of 1923 as against
$22,995,000,000 at the end of the previous year. Customs receipts declined in December, but the total for
the calendar year 1923 amounting to 8582,164,000 was
27 per cent above the receipts in 1922. During 1923
the total ordinary receipts amounted to S4,105,533,000
representing an increase of 12 per cent over 1922, while
expenditures chargeable against ordinary receipts aggregated §3,718,303,000 in 1923, an increase of only 5
per cent over 1922. The per capita distribution of
money held outside the Federal Reserve System and
the United States Treasury increased in December and
amounted to $44.22 at the end of 1923 as against $42.81
at the end of the previous year.

DEBITS TO INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS AT PRINCIPAL CLEARING-HOUSE CENTERS.
GROUPED BY FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICTS.
Index numbers relative to 191$ monthly average.
1923

1921

1923

1923

11)24

1923

December.

January.

January.

December.

January.

January.

115 2
112.6
132.8
119.9
117.7
89.2
94.6
125.4

110 8
107.1
132.6
117.6
111.8
9(1.4
SS.O
122.2

113 4
112.6
118.8
128.7
118.1
9S. 8
88.0
119.0

123.8
107.0
118.5
139.7
205.6

117.2
111.5
112.0
124.3
177.8

122.1
114.7
116.9
130.1
ISO. 6

100.3
77.8
99 7
113.6
90.9
SS.9

85.7
58.9
80.7
98.8
81.8

08.1
74.4
9S.6
110.5
100.0
100.0

88.0
111,6
85.5
70.1
69.4
10S. 9
94.7

81.6
109-6
75.8
65.9
77.6
103.0
78.7

97.0
116.4
SS.6
82.2
S2.3
122.1
122.4

119.2
141.0
102.2
93.5

107.8
12G.7
93.5
S2.6

116.1
119.9
97.1
132.6

139.0
251.6
93.9
110.0
91 3
220 6

135.7
254.5
87.3
107.1
87.4
215.8

124.4
209 9
76.2
102.3
SO 6
184 1

113.4

110.9

I* 1.5

129.3
133.5
134. 8
117.3
130.0

124.3
126.1
147.8
111.1
129.2

124.3
129.4
121.7
111. 1
122.2

109.0
113. S
122.8
116. 7
108. 5

109.1
110.3
123.6
131.7
10*. 6

103.8
110.3
117.5
126. 7
10S. 5

ST. LOUIS DISTRICT*

123.1
120.0
151.0
162.8

118.5
116.7
113 4
134 9

117. S
116.3
149 1
130.3

MINNEAPOLIS

US. 8
SI. 8
148.2
107.6
120.5
110.0
169.8
132.8
148.0

113.5
S5.5
138.1
98.4
117.1
111.7
156.0
115 5
148.0

117.5
78.9
144 5
105.7
117.8
108.4
160 4
140 5
140.0

112.0
99.0
115.4
135.3
9-1.6

UNITED STATES, 141 clearing-house centers

102 2
96.3
91.6
117.2
73.0

103 9
96.0
86.9
127.6
94.6

121.3
120.3
200.0
136.5
135.4
82.8
97,3

112.9
120.3
196 6
120.0
127.1
82 8
S3.8

108.4
109.8
193.2
114.5
113 8
84.4
S3.4

BOSTON DISTRICT;

Total, 11 centers
Boston
Hartford
Providence
New Haven

.•

CHICAGO DISTRICT:
T ' n t i l 21 roTitCt*1?

Chicago
Detroit

.*

Milwaukee
Des Molnc*
Grand Rapids

...

. . ...

N E W YORK DISTRICT:

Total, 7 centers
Albany
Buffalo
Rochester
New York
PHILADELPHIA

Total, 5 centers..

..

St. Louis
AT cmnhis
Little Rock.

.....

DISTRICT:

Total. 10 centers
Philadelphia
Scranton
Trenton

DISTRICT:

Total, 9 centers
Duluth

.

fit. Paul
CLEVELAND

DISTRICT:

Total, 13 centers
Akron
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Pittsburgh
Youngstown
Toledo
Columbus...
Dayton
RICHMOND

KANSAS CITY DISTRICT:

Kansas City, Mo
Omaha
St Joseph, Mo
Oklahoma City
Tulsa

DISTRICT:

Total, 7 centers.. .
Baltimore
Norfolk
Richmond
Charleston
ATLANTA

B illings

DISTRICT:

Total, 15 centers
Atlanta
Birmingham
New Orleans
Jacksonville
Nashville . . .
Augusta




....

D A L U S DISTRICT:

Total, 11 centers
Dallas
Houston. .*
Fort Worth
SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT:

Total 18 centers '
Los \nzelcs
Portland, Oreg

Seattle
Oakland. Calif .

....*

•

....

20
BANKING AND FINANCE.

Bank debits and barik clearings both in New York
City and for the rest of the country increased in
December. For the year 1923 debits to individual
nccoimts in New York City totaled $238,395,000,000
as against S239,S54,000,000 in 1922, while for the rest
of the country the debits amounted to 3226,156,000,000
in the year just closed as against 5203,245,000,000 in
the previous* year.
The accompanying diagrams give graphically the
course of bunk -debits since January, 1919, for 141
clearing house centers, including New York City, the
fnv.t chart showing the comparison of bank debits as
actually reported and aftor corrections have been
miido for seasonal variations; while in the second
chart the comparison between wholesale prices and
bank debits with seasonal variations eliminated is
given. On page 25 is given a special table showing,
by Federal Reserve Districts, the course of debits to
rulividual accounts since January, 1919, with corertions made for seasonal variations.

Savings deposits in 858 banks throughout the country
continued to mount and on December 31 totaled
$6,878,150;000, an increase of 9 per cenii over the
balance to the credit of depositors at the end of
1922. New business of 40 leading life insurance
companies increased seasonally in De'^mber, being
29 per cent above December a year ago. For the
year 1923 the total amount of new insurance written
aggregated S7,828,573,000, an increase of 23 per cent
oyer 1922, assignable to increases in ordinary insurance
amounting to 20 per cent, industrial insurance to 2i
per cent, and group insurance- to 92 per cent.
COMPARISON OP DEBTS TO INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS AND
WHOLESALE P R I C E S .

)K!UTS* TO INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS IN 141 CLEARING-HOUSE
CKN'TEKS AS IU:roKTi:n AND AS COMPUTED FOR ELIMINATION OP KBASONAL VARIATIONS.

too

Bills discounted by Federal reserve hanks increased in December, totaling at the end of 1923
?$57,OU0,O0O, an increase of 30 per cent orer December
3K 1922. Total investments of Federal reserve
banks also increased in December • but were 38 per
cent below a year ago. Notes in circulation increased
during the month, while reserves, deposits, and the
reserve ratio declined. For the member banks, loans,
discounts, and .investments increased in . December,
while demand deposits declined. Interest rates were
easier in December.



The diagram on page 21 shows the total amount of
new business in the two principal classes of life
insurance by years from 1913 to 1923 as reported by
40 companies and the relation between new sales of
ordinary insurance and wholesale prices. The next
chart shows on a different scale the course of new
business in group insurance and its relation to wholesale prices and corporation dividends. This species
of life insurance, first written in 1912, was designed to
ailow employers to purchase insurance in favor of
their employees at wholesale rates and without the

T^rT

t

°f

& medical

examination. At the end

oi 1J23 there were about 2,000,000 persons protected
by this form of insurance.
Business failures increased seasonally in December,
but in point of defaulted liabilities were less than *
year ago. A total of 18,714 firms failed during * e
year as against 23,676 in 1922, while .defaulted
Mies aggregated S539,387,000, as compared *&
•,895,000 in the previous year.

21
NEW BUSINESS IN INDUSTRIAL AND ORDINARY L I F E INSURANCE
AND THE RELATION OF N E W ORDINARY INSURANCE TO
WHOLESALE PRICES.

BANKING

SUSPENSIONS.1

TOTAL BANK
SUSPENSIONS.

BTATK HANKS.

TEAR.

Number.

2,000

5,000

s
D

UJ 200
Q
—

o
Q
£ 4,000

50
42
20
50
119

10, WM, 779

401

1

—WHOLESALEPRICES-

O

150—3 3,000

I
too—ui 2.000

' — 2 1.000

1813 1914 1915 1016 (917 1918 1910 (920 1021 1622 1923

Num*
b.T.

$ >> ',11 r>0rt
<IM^l'/.W
31,*»lfi MA
56,tX»"t,107
37,223,231

^INDUSTRIAL INSURANCES

-6,000

9 260—2

107
70
120
212
133

1021
1922
1023

m

mm,m. ,
W

1911
1912 .
1913....
1911
1910
1917
1918
1919
1920....

O -J

300-

Liabilities.

277
578

*\

Liabilities.
*!••> n i o \ff)
\\ 50S ,"jfiS

173
103

117' ^r*' s"5
7jf>70)li>l

37
30
1G
37
US

0,112,779

." 131* Ss7
i(i'rioi/sr>°
50,70s, 301)

•I!7IHV,*K)O
12 2^4 H\'l
17 Os-U 'J(X)

173,027,770
77,73.^551
203,739,1:3s

471

111,'»75 021
. " , 1 1 7 . SO.')
1 5 1 , 2 3 9 , ISO

From Dun's Commercial Keview.

The throe following charts drawn from figures reported
by the Attorney General in pursuance of the Bankruptcy
Act of 1S9S show, by classes, the number of individuals adjudged bankrupts b}r the Federal courts in
the period 1912 to 1923 by fiscal years, the relation between assets and liabilities of bankrupts, both voluntary and involuntary, as ascertained in judicial proceedings covering the same period, and the percentage
re ation between voluntary and involuntary bankrupts
in all branches of manufacturing and merchandising.
BANKRUPTCIES AMONG MERCHANTS, MANUFACTURERS, FARMERS, AND WAGE EARNERS BY FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30.

(Cases adjudicated in Federal courts.)
NEW BUSINESS IX GROUP INSURANCE AND ITS RELATION TO
CORPORATION DIVIDENDS AND WHOLESALE PRICES.

- 400

400

1.400—g 350

350

I
1

g
|
3
i
O 1.900—g 300—O 300
°
£

X
w

Q

it

O
Q
O
Z 1.000—E 260—S 260

2

\]

^

§

S

O

i

800— S 200—5 200

5

1913 1814 ISI6 1016 1817 1818 1019 1020 IKZI I02S 1923

The following table from commercial sources gives
a summary of banking suspensions covering the
years 191 Tto 1923.



1912

1 9 1 3 1914 1 9 1 6 1916 1917 1918 1919 1820 1221 1922 1923

22
AND

LTAIHUTIES

OF BANKRUPTS IN CASES

ADJUDI-

CATEO IN FEDERAL COUKTS.

PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTION OF VOLUNTARY AND INVOLTTNTAE*
BANKRUPTCIES AMONG MERCHANTS AND MANUFACTURERS
BY FISCAL YEARS ENDING J U N E 30.

(Fiscal ycurs ending Juno 30.)

(Cases adjudicated in Federal courts.)

ASSETS
ICC

MANUFACTURERS

_L. —
N

to
CO
40

W/7,

50
:-^,^.v.;v?:::-:::;:v-:o>ii:>^
0

i/.V.V

mm

LIABILITIES

MERCHANTS

10
I9t2 1913 1014 (9I& 1016 1917 1918 1310 1020 1921 (922 1923
1912 1913 1814 1816 1916 1917 1918 1018 IQ20 1821 1022 1023

T

'

?UPTCY

lh0fc d

' « ™ « b . « ^ aelaw, generally, allo«

PROCEEDINGS IN FEDERAL COURTS^
XUMBER OF ADJUDICATED BANKRUPTS.
YEAR KNDINQ
JUNK 30—

6g

1
ioa

Vohintary
Invnl
,

17.7^
lt.:U2l
12

I?M
Volimf,»ry
Invot....;..

3,32:




i

•*'»".ol| TO!
2,011 420,

n-*!i7-JJ,ou 32,691>JlO2
S04* 420 1,29ll! 214,721 S26j 49,60S,754
r
•^2|
;to" U.Olf,* 4(2 3.S0" 3.50J;i J l 7 , ^ \ l l l | 38.999,073
31 j 759'! 127.033; 715j 30,009,679

5, mi
1,0:0 o, 77.1 4.323
17;

^:?»5J3:i«70.1A1f4ff7!S38,.'iM,Ooo
34S 2,912, 70,lg2,-)Sli 13019 012
«»l|j 00,970,913 25>5;oi7
: 4,021 227,0^2151
AM; 4,WIi'" 227,0S3 215 52,571,397

1918
23,530
Voluntary., 20,0.-,2 1,633
Invol......J 3,478 1,614,
19i
1919.....
19,351 l,20S
Voluntary'. 16,429 1,191
2,922
17
1920....
Voluntary".
In vol......

Liabilities,

as
8,259' 7,030
8,230; 5,093
29 1,997

966
511
4551

559 5,023 277,580,913
533 4,071 157 972,248
26
952! 119,603,665

-,-J. 5,626 843 529, 4,356 241,720,088
6,743 4,001 429i 490; 3.575 134 130,003
46 1,625 414| 39 781 107^589,185
201,626,264
117 116,266,
84509,995

Dividend payments by all classes of eorpornlions
scheduled for January, registered an increase over a
year ago amounting to-88,525,000.
Total disbursements in the form of dividend payments during the year 1923 amounted to 8958,000 000,
as compared with §931,000,000 in 1922 and $9(53,000,000 in 1920.
New incorporations in December increased 18 per
cent over the previous month, while during 1923 new
incorporations aggregating $9,370,738,000 were chartered, an increase of almost 12 per cent over 1922.
New capital issues declined in December, but the
amount of capital issues in the year just closed aggregated 83,641,013,000, an increase of 6 per cent over
1922.
Agricultural loans by land banks increased 16 per
cent in December while the total loans closed aggregated $388,711,000 in 1923, as compared with S382 r
071,000 in the previous year.
Of the total loans by land banks in 1923, $192,183,000 was advanced by Federal Farm Loan Banks,
a decrease of 14 per cent from 1922, while a total of
$196,528,000 was loaned by Joint-Stock Land Banks,
an increase of 25 per cent.
Below is given a table showing a comparative summary of the loaning operations of the 12 Federal
Intermediate Credit Banks covering the months of
October, November, and December.
LOANS

AND REDISCOUNTS OF THE FEDERAL -INTERMEDIATE
CREDIT BANKS l AT THE END OF MONTH.
October.

Direct loans
Rediscounts...

$21; 257,477
6,780,077

November.
.$27,S03,3f>0
8,087,509

December.
$30,577,492
9,101,933

1
There are 12 intermediate credit banks located- in tho Fame cities as tlie 12
Federal Land Banks, as-follows: Springfield, Baltimore, Columbia, Louisville,
New Orleans, St. Louis, St. Paul, Omaha, Wichita, Houston, Berkeley, and Spokane.

Prices of industrial stocks averaged higher in December, being, however, slightly below a year ago.
Prices of railroad stocks showed -little change from
the previous month but were 6 per cent below a j^ear
ago. Below is given a diagram showing by classes,
the total amount of dividends paid by corporations
during the period 1913 to 1923, and the course of stock
prices covering the same period.
Sales of stocks and bonds on the New York Stock
Exchange increased in December. The to.tal turnover of shares during 1923 aggregated 235,169,000
shares, a decline of 10 per cent from the previous
year, while bond sales aggregating $2,734,839,000
represented a decline in 1923, amounting to 34 per
cent. Prices of public utility bonds and second grade




rails averaged higher in Deeembor, whilo imluatrinls
and highest grade rails declined.
GOLD AND SILVER.

Domestic gold receipts at the mint declined in December, while receipts in the year 1923, amounting to
1,008,525 ounces, registered a decrease of about 3 per
cent from 1922. Both imports and exports of gold
declined in December, while for the year imports registered an increase of 17 percent and exports a decline*
amounting to 22 per cent.
Silver production declined in December, but tho
•total output for 1923 registered an increase of IS per
cent over 1922. Both imports and exports of silver
increased in December, while prices of silver at New
York and London increased about 1 per cent.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE AND TRADE.
Foreign exchange rates in general averaged lower
in December, advances, however, being registered in
the exchange on India, Argentina, and Brazil. Tho
general index of foreign exchange at 00 may be compared with 61 for November and 70 a year ago. Imports into tho United States declined in December,
but the aggregate value for the calendar year 1923,
amounting to §3,792,042,000, represented an increase
of 19 per cent over a year ago. Exports increased
in December, while the total outward movement of
merchandise, including reexports, aggregating §4,168,422,000 in 1923, made an increase of 9 per cent
over the previous year.
COMPARISON OF CORPORATION DIVIDENDS AND STOCK PRICKS.

24

DEBITS TO INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS—A STUDY IN SEASONAL MOVEMENTS.
the five-jrear average index for each month of the
year, as obtained from an arithmetic average of the
five index numbers for each calendar month, derived
from data covering the five-year period 1919 to 1923.
This average may be called the type-month index.
In the table entitled, "Indexes of Seasonal Tendencies7' is given for each district the seasonal index
peculiar to it. the computation of each index-series
having been effected by using as a base for each district the monthly average of sixty months given in
the table above mentioned. From this base as 100
the type-month indexes in the first table were recomputed, giving as a resultant the seasonal index series
for each district.
Using the seasonal index for each Federal Reserve
District as a corrector, the table on the following
page wiis computed by dividing the actual index
numbers published in the October Survey by the
seasonal index peculiar to each month. Thus the
table on page 25 shows the course of bank debits to
individual accounts by Federal Reserve Districts from
1919 to 1923, after due allowance has been made foi
seasonal variations.

In the October "Survey of Current Business" (No.
26), there were published, based on 1919 as 100, indexes
of debits to individual accounts by Federal Reserve
Districts, as well as for 59 of the more important
clearing-house centers. Since the publication of this
table comparable data have been issued as soon as
available in subsequent numbers, in order that this
statistical measure of industrial activity 'may be kept
current, and on page 19 are given the indexes for
January, 1924, with comparative months.
Because of many requests from readers of the "Survey," the Department of Commerce has undertaken
and here publishes the results of a stud}7 designed to
show the course of bank debits by Federal Reserve
Districts with corrections made for seasonal variations. It is not intended that this study supersede
the index numbers published in the October "Survey"
and which since have been carried forward, but rather
supplement those series. Thus in subsequent issues
the data as originally published and as given on page
19 of this number, will be continued.
In the table below entitled " Debits—Monthly Average Indexes," is given by Federal Reserve Districts,

DEBITS—MONTHLY AVERAGE INDEXES, PERIOD 1919-1923.

TYFE MONTH.

141
clearinghouse
centers. Boston.

FEDERAL RESERVE
New
York.

Philadelphia,

Cleveland.

Richmond.

DISTRICTS.

Atlanta.1

St.

Minne- Kansas
apolis.
City.

Dallas*

San
Francisco.

January...
February.
March.....
April

103.5
85.2
100.2
96.8

113.4
91.8
106.5
103.6

101.4
82.2
97.8
95.0

107.5
90.3
105.5
102.6

106.5
88.8
100.5
101.5

102.8
84.9
95.7
93.2

105.3
86.2
97.9
92.3

104.6
89.7
105.0
99.7

107.1
90.1
100.2
95.9

95.4
75.3
88.9
59.0

96.5
81.9
05,2
89.4

109.4
90.0
09.8
92.5

111.2
91.0
114.8
107.1

May....
June
July....
August.,

99.2
102.5
98.2
91.3

106.3
111.1
10S.0
9-1.1

9S.1
100.4
94.7
SO. 3

104.2
110.7
105.8
99.7

99.1
106.5
105.7
97.5

95.6
101.7
99.7
96.0

93.8
93.9
92.0
87.6

101.9
105.1
104.0
100.1

97.8
100.7
97.0
91.0

90.7
93.0
90.2
90.7

92.1
93.1
93.6
95.2

91.0
95.7
91.5
91.8

10S. 4
111.3
110.8
10S.9

September.
October
November.
December..

94.2
105.8
101.1
111.8

97.1
116.4
112.7
120.9

S9.0
102.0
$$.o
109.2

101.7
111.6
103-8
118.9

99.6
104.9
99.7
117.5

94.6
107.7
103.3
114.1

93.6
107.7
103.2
111.6

101.5
108.5
101.1
111.5

94.8
109.3
101.7
112.2

KM. 7
112.2
102.1
105.2

94.5
9S.9
92.9
96.7

105.7
120.2
112.0
120.9

113.3
122.2
llii.ii
12S.1

99.1

106.8

96.2

105.2

102.3

99.1

97.1

102.7

99.8

94.8

93.3

102.1

112-2

Dallas.

San
Francisco.

Average..

DEBITS—INDEXES OF SEASONAL TENDENCIES.

MONTH.

141
clearing-]
house
centers. Boston.

FEDERAL RESERVE

York.

Philadelphia.

Cleveland.

Richmond.

St.
Atlanta.!Chicago.! Louis.

January...
February.
March
April

104.4
86.0
101.1
97.7

106.2
86.0
99.7
97.0

105.5
85.5
101.7
9S.8

102.2
85. S
100.3
97.5

104.1
86.8
9S.2
99.2

103.7
S5.7
96.6
94.0

108.5
88.8
100.8
95.1

May....
June....
July.....
August.

100.1
103.4
99.1
92.1

99.5
104.0
101.1
88.1

102.0
104.4
98.5
89.8

99.1
105.2
100.6
94.8

96.9
104.1
103.2
95.2

96.5
102.6
100.6
96.9

96.6
96.7
94.8
90.2

September.
October
November..
December...

95.0
106.8
102.0
112. S

90.9
109.0
105.5
113.2

92.6
106.1
102.4
113.6

96.7
106.1
98.7
113.0

97.4
102.5
97.5
114.9

95.5
108.7
104.2
115.1

96.4
110.9
106.3
114.9




DISTRICTS.

97.1

107.3
90.3
100.4
96.1

100.6
79.4
93.8
93.9

103.4
87.8
102.1
95.8

107.1
88.1
97.7
90.6

99.1
83.8
102.3
05.5

99,2
102.3
101.3
97.5

98.0
100.9
97.2
91.2

95.7
98.1
95.2
05.7

98.7
90.8
100.3
102.1

93.0
P3.7
{#.6
89.9

96. G
99.2
t>S. 8
97.1

9S.8
105.6
98.4
108.6

95.0
109.5
101.9
112.4

110.5
118.4
107.7
111.0

101. .1
106.0
09.6
103.7

103.'»
117.7
110.6
118.4

101.0
1GS 0
103. fl
114.2

101.8
87.3
102.2
•

Minne- Kansas
apolis
City.

25
DEBITS TO INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS.
(SEASONAL VARIATIONS ELIMINATED.)
FEDERAL, RESERVE DISTRICTS.
141
clearinghouse
centers. Boston.

YEAR AND ilONTII.

New
York.

1919.

Philadelphia.

Cleveland.

RichSt.
Minne- Kansas
mond. Atlanta. Chicago. Louis. apolis.
City.

1

San
Francisco*

Dallas.

SS.1
85.8
85.9
85.1

84. G
84.2
80.8
SG.4

95.2
91.5
92.8
91.5

91.4
90.0
93.2
93.1

S9.5
89.0
S3.4
88.0

91.0
89.2
84.1
SS.0

93.1
S9.5
85.0
90.5

99.2
90.0
90.3
93.7

105.9
88.8
92.5
99. S

90.8
92.4
S9 0
92.8

81.0
82.2
SO 0
SS.1

00.5

..............

88.1
86. 6
83.8
88.2

...

97.5
99.9
109.1
108.7

94.6
101.3
107.8
108.1

97.9
101.5
111.7
110.9

97.1
97.1
105.2
103.7

96.6
101.9
105.9
104.2

92.5
100.3
10S. 2
100.7

97.0
99.4
102.2
102.2

96/7
98.9
105.5
106.2

95.0
97.9
109.9
100.1

100.0
94.6
100.5
100.2

99. G
93.4
100.7
100.9

90 4
105.4
113 0
100.0

97 3
93.0
101 0
10S.5

105.3
110.4
•108.8

. .

107.1
109.7
109.9
108.7

108.5
112.0
111.7
107.5

108.1
104.4
104.9
106.5

100.9
106.6
103.6
104.9

107.7
110.7
111.4
109.4

101.8
114.0
113.2
117.0

100.1
100.2
109.8
109.9

101.1
101.0
103.5
104.7

105.0
102 9
100.0
10S.0

102.8
103.1
107.0
112.0

9S. 5
107 0
115 0
118.7

10S. 1
110 5
10S 0
113.1

114.5
109.5
113.2
112.3

117.0
112.0
113.7
118.2

110.2
104.1
107. S
106.4

119.1
113.8
116.1
118.3

114.3
113.9
120.9
119.8

122.8
118.7
119.3
120.9

129.0
123.6
125.6
129.5

119.5
116.2
123.6
119.3

118.2
115.6
115.0
113.0

10S.8
111.9
111.1
110.5

110.3
113.9
115.5
111.1

125.2
119 0
123.1
120.0

120.0
120.5
125.4
127.3

103.3
102.7
106.0
103.8

112.0
107.3
112.1
108.7

94.9
93.9
96.0
• 95.9

111.0
111.7
113.0
115.1

113.9
118.1
121.3
115.8

114.6
110.9
113.9
100.0

119.7
117.2
119.7
116.0

113.8
116.9
121.8
114.5

105.7
103.9
105.2
104.2

107.1
105.3
110.4
101.6

100.9
109.9
107.2
105.6

120.5
119.4
124.2
121.0

122.8
12S. 0
132.0
121. G

103.7
100 6
102.5
100.4

111.7
102.9
100.6
97.3

94.2
93.8
97.2
97.3

111.1
108.7
113.4

118.3

108.7

10S. 8
119.8
112.4

10S.2
103.3
104.7
101.7

112.9
101.7
99.9
92.9

118.5
113.5
109.2
100.0

104.3
95.2
94.2
90.4

107.9
111.7
114.9
100.3

111.4
108.7
108.8
99.1

117.0
112.5
10G.9
100.5

121.5
11G.G
118.1
113.8

January
February
March
April

97 0
92.3
Sq 5
88 0

109.5
105.9
103.2
104.0

93. G
87.5
84.4
82.0

101.1
99.8
99.1
99.9

109.4
103.0
96.9
94.6

9S.9
97.5
97.7
95.5

88.9
90.0
80.7
87.2

100.1
94.8
92.1
92.7

85.0
93.4
90.4
90.2

87.6
88.8
83.6
Si. 7

90.6
87.1
81.9
85.3

9S.9
101.5
97.0
93.8

113.9
100.8
112.5
109.7

May
June
July
August

86 7
86.8
84 9
87.2

101.0
93.3
97.0
101.9

83.3
S4.1
82.0
83.5

93.4
94.9
93.1
91.4

90.2
85.8
80.0
81.4

91.5
91.8
92.0
97.2

81.0
81.3
83.5
84.3

89.5
8S.2
88.0
93.6

87.9
S8.3
SO.G
88.7

80.0
S5.G
80.0
85.5

78.5
SO. 8
SO.G
S1.0

90.2
92.7
90.8
93.1

100.8
102.2
95.1
&9.4

September
October
November
December

88.8
85.8
87.5
90.0

101.3
101.0
103.2
100.2

85.9
81.8
84.1
89.2

95.6
91.8
94.4
96.2

83.0
84.0
85.8
83.0

97.4
95.3
96.7
96.1

89.1
83.4
79.6
78.0

91.8
90.8
91.7
91.1

91.4
89.4
89.4
88.2

84.4
79.8
76.5
78.5

81.9
77.2
78.8
77.8

95.1
92.4
91.4
93.5

102.2
100.8
104.1
103.3

89.4
95.0
97.5
99 5

102.6
105.9
105.3
102.6

89.0
95.2
98.6
103.2

95.3
102.7
99.9
99.1

83.7
90.3
80.5
89.5

8-1.8
87.2
89.2
91.0

77.0
82 2

83.5
80.4

89.4
95.2
101.2
95.8

82.9
84.8
8S.6
SO. 2

74.2
86.9
89.9
82.7

74.7
80.8
80.5
81.1

94.4
100.2
103.0
99.8

104. G
106.8
105.0
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101.3
101 4
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104.4
108.4
106.2
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104.4
103.9
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101.5
100.7
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91.5
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96.0
91.9
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85 3
87.5
84.5
83.5

97.4
99.7
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96.0
95.6
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86.5
88.0
88.2
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84.5
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100.5
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10S.1
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100.5
101.9
94 7
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106.8
10S.3
106.4
106.2

102.2
103.5
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104.9
109.7
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9S.2
100.7
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107.7

87.0
90.3
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88.5
85.7
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90.0
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111.4
118.3
111.4
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113.8
109.3
114.7
112.1

97.5
97.6
97.2
90.5

94.4
92.4
95.4
85.8

10S.4
107.8
107.5
103.3

125.5
127.7
132.2
12S.8
131.8
129.5
124.3
123.9

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September
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March
April

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Julv.
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September
October
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December

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March
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September
October
November
December
1923.
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111 6
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109.2
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118.3
118.1
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112.9
114.4
114.5
114 4

100.2
102.7
103.3

100 2

99.9
100.5
106.1
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104
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118 1
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121 9
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112 4

119.2
111.5
110.5
111.4

101.1
100 9
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96.2

102.9
100 5
95 1
94.0

116.4
111.0
104.9
102.6

113.9
113.4
104.4
105.8

100.5
100.8
94.0
94.8

91.0
94.1
87.4
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100.3
95.2
90.2
95.9

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October
November
December

95.8
97 3
100.8
100.5

109.5
111.7
115.3
114.2

90.0
89.4
96.3
96.0

106.3
111.5
10S. 4
108.9

104.8
111.4
104.3
103.4

95.5
95.8
94.9
97.3

93.4
99.2
100.0
105.6

100.4
104.1
106.1
106.1

103.1
112.1
111.2
110.1

87.1
89.7
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88.9
85.8
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102.7
101.4
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PAGES TO SAVE IN EARLY ISSUES.
Many readers have found that their file of back
numbers of the "Survey of Current Business'7 has
become quite bulky arid, as most of the data in previous issues are brought up to date and often revised
in the latest quarterly number, previous numbers
can to a large extent be eliminated* However,
certain special tables are contained in most of the
earlier numbers which have not been repeated in their
entirety in subsequent issues* In order that these
pages m&y be saved for a complete record, the following list has been prepared. This list does not include
the quarterly issues, as beginning with the May,
1922, issue (No. 9) three or four months have been
taken from the earlier figures each quarter, and it is
thus advisable to keep each quarterly number from
that time. The list of pages to save, omitting quarterly numbers, is given below. Further details regarding individual items are given in the sections following,
describing special data, discontinued data, and
monthly data prior to 1921.
Pages to
save.

Description of data.

June, 1022 (No. 10)
Jung, 1922 (No. 10)
July, 1922 (No. 11)

42-49
18-21
15-21

July, 1022 (No. 11)
September, 1922 (No. 13).
September, 1922 (No. 13).

41-46
17
22-25

September, 1922 (No. 13).
October, 1923, (No. 26)...
October, 1922 (No. 14)...
December, 1922 (No. 16).
January, 1923 (No. 17)...
January, 1923 (No. 17)...
January, 1923 (No. 17)...
March, 1923 (No. 19)
March, 1923 (No. 19)
April, 1923 (No. 20)

47-51
6
45-47
47-49
8, 12, 13,
15, 16
22-2S
51
11, 12, 18
45-50
11, 16, 17

April, 1923 (No. 20)
June, 1923 (No. 22)
June, 1923 (No. 22)
July, 1923 (No. 23)
September, 1923 (No. 25).
October, 1923 (No. 26)...,

46-56
20
46-52
4.5-51
4G-57
16, 18

October, 1923 (No. 26)...
December, 1923 (No. 28).

51-61
15, 19, 21

December, 1923 (No. 2S).
January, 1924 (No. 29)...

52-56
19-22,
47-50

1920 data on many items.
Index of marketing of animal products.
Employment by districts and index of
crop marketings.
1920 data on many items.
Fertilizer report, first half of 1922.
Indexes of mineral and total raw material
production.
Monthly data for 1920 and 1913.
Seasonal movement, butter and cheese.
Monthly data from 1920 and to 1913.
Monthly data from 1913.
Fabricated steel capacity, glucose and
starch distribution, and employment.
Index of manufacturing production.
Data from 1920.
Distribution cotton, wool, and glucose.
Data from 1919 and 1913.
Cotton ginnings, paint and rarn^h, and
patents.
Data from 1913.
Business failures by districts.
Data from 1913 and 1920.
Data from 1913 and 1920.
Data from 1913 and 1919.
Railroad equipment and paint and
varnish.
Data from 1913 and 1919.
Automobile employment, railroads, and
fire losses.
Data from 1913 and 1920.
Index of manufacturing production and
early data.

ISSUE (DATE AXD NUMBElt).

MONTHLY DATA PRIOR TO 1921.

The detailed tables in this number of the " Survey
of Current Business " present monthly data on almost
all items as far back as the early part of 1921. For
most of these items, figures are available as early as
January, 1920, which may be found in the May, 19227
tesue (No. 9), except as stated below. The list given
below contains all items for which monthly data has
been published for periods prior to 1920 and also such
monthly data for 1920 as were not included in the
May, 1922, issue of the Survey. After each item is
given the month, publication number, and page number in which the information appeared. Back numbers of the "Survey of Current Business " may be ob


tained from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, 13. C.
COMBINED INDEX NUMBERS.

Mineral production, 1909-13 bp.s-j, monthly data from 1020, in
May, 1922 issue (No. 9), pages 19 to 22; on* 1919 base,
monthly data from 1920 in September, 1922, issue (No.
13), pages 22 to 25.
Marketings of animal products, monthly data from 1920, in
June, 1922 issue (Xo. 10), pages 18 to 21.
Marketings of crops, monthly data from 1920, in July, 1922,
issue (No. 11), pages 17 to 21.
Forestry production, monthly data from 1920, in August, 1922,
issue (No. 12), pages 19 to 21.
Raw material production, monthly data from 1920, in September, 1922, issue (No. 13), pages 22 to 25.
Manufacturing production, monthly data from 1920, in January, 1923, issue (No. 17), pages 22 to 28, revised in January, 1924, issue (No. 29), pages 19 to 22.
Unfilled orders and stocks, monthly data from 1920, in May.
* 1923, issue (No. 21), pages 20 to 22. (Stock index is revised and enlarged in the present number.)
TEXTILES.

Cotton consumption and stocks} monthly data, 1913-1921 in December, 1922, issue (No. 16), page 49; 1921 stocks revised
in August, 1923, issue (No. 24), page 55.
Cotton ginned to specified dates, periodic data, 1914-1922 in
April, 1923, issue (No. 20), page 51.
Fall River mill dividends, quarterly, 1913-1922, in September,
1923, issue (No. 25), page 48.
Finished cotton goods, monthly data from 1920, in December,
1923, issue (No. 28), page 55.
Wool, price;), Boston, monthly data, 1913 to 1923, in December, 1923, issue (No. 28)*, page 52.
METALS.

Pig iron production and unfilled steel orders, monthly data,
1913 to 1921, in December, 1922, issue (No. lt>), page 47.

Composite price of 14 iron and steel products, monthly data, 1913
to 1922, in April, 1923, issue (No. 20), page 48.
Steel sheets production, etc., monthly data from 1920 to 1922, in
April, 1923, issue (No. 20), page 53.
Ship construction, monthly data, 1915 to 1923, in January,
1924, issue (No. 29), page 49.
Steel furniture shipments, monthly data, 1919 to 1922, in
March, 1923, issue (No. 19), page 45.
Steam, power, and centrifugal pumps, monthly data, 1910 to
1923, in September, 1923, issue, page 55.
Lake Superior iron ore stocks and consumption, monthly data
from 1921, in June, 1923, issue (No. 22), page 49.
Stokers, sales, monthly data from 1920, in September, 1922,
issue (No. 13), page 48.
Zinc retorts in operation, monthly data from 1920, in January, 1924, issue (No. 29), page 49.
Iron and steel exports, monthly data from 1920, in June, 1922,
issue (No. 10), page 42.
Price of basic pig iron, monthlv data from 1920, in June, 1022,
issue (No. 10), page 42.
Locomotive shipments and unfilled orders, monthly data from
1920, in June, 1922, issue (No. 10), page 42.
Patents granted, total, and for agricultural machinery, monthly
data, 1913 to 1922, in April, 1923, issue, page 48.
Patents on internal combustion engines, monthly data, 1013 to
1922, in June, 1023, issue, page 52.
Steel barrels and drums, orders, monthly data from 1020, in September, 1023, issue (No. 25), pages DO to 56.
FUEL AND POWER.

Coal production, monthly data, 11)13 to 1021, in December, 1922,
issue (No. 16), page 48. (Bituminous for 1910 and 19^u
and anthracite for 1920 have since been revised.)
Coal stocks, periodic data from 191G, in April, 1923,
(No. 20), page 51.

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Sales of electrical energy, monthly data, 1913 to 1922, in July,
1923, issue (No. 23), page 45: Production and fuel consumption by central stations, monthly data from 1921
on page 49 of the same issue.
Coal and oil consumed by vessels, monthly data, 1913 to 1923,
in October, 1923, issue (No. 26), page 61.
Petroleum production and stocks, monthly data, 1917 to 1921,
in December, 1922, Issue (No. 16), page 48. Revised
data on production and number of days' supply from
1921 in August, 1923, issue (No. 24), page 77. Revised
data on petroleum stocks, monthly from 1920, in July,
1923, issue (No. 23), page 50.
LUMBER.

Michigan hardwood and softwood lumber, production and shipments, monthly data, 1917 to 1921, in April, 1923, issue
(No. 20), page 49, stocks, monthly data from 1920, in July,
1922, issue (No. 11), page 43.
Pine lumber production, yellow and western, monthly data, 1917
to 1921, in April, 1923, issue (No. 20), page 49; yellow
pine revised in October, 1923, issue (No. 26), page 59.
Douglas fir lumber production, monthly data, 1917 to 1921, in
December, 1922, issue (No. 16), page 49.
Northern pine lumber and lath, production, etc., monthly data
from 1920, in September, 1922, issue (No. 13), page 48.
Maple flooring, production, etc., monthly data from 1920, in
July, 1922, issue (No. 11), page 4 3 /
Retail lumber sales, Minneapolis district, monthly data from
1920, in October, 1923, issue (No. 26), page*59.
Composite lumber prices, monthly data from 1920, in January,
1923, issue (No. 17), page 51.
Exports of yellow pine and Douglas fir, monthly data from 1921,
in December, 1923, issue (No. 28), page 56.
OTHER CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS.

Cement production, shipments, and stocks, monthly data, 1915
to 1922, in September, 1923, issue (No. 25),' page 47.
Cement prices, monthly data, 1913 to 1923, in December, 1923,
issue (No. 28), page 54.
Face brick (32 identical plants) production, etc., monthly data
from 1919, in April, 1923, issue (No. 20), page 53.
Prepared roofing shipments, monthly data from 1919 hi September, 1923, issue (No. 25), page 55.
Index of construction costs, monthly data, 1914 to 1922, in June,
1923, issue (No. 22), page 52.,
Turpentine and rosin receipts and stocks, monthly data from
1920, in June, 1922 (No. 10), page 49.
Canadian building operations, monthly data from 1920, in July,
1922, issue (No. 11), page 46.
Fire losses, monthly data, 1913 to 1922 and seasonal index, in
December, 1923, issue (No. 2S), page 53.
FOODSTUFFS.

Wheat flour production, monthly data, 1914 to 1922, in October,
1922, issue (No. 14), page 47.
Wholesale price, smoked hams, monthly data from 1919, in
September, 1923, issue (No. 25), page 55.
Argentine cereal exports, monthly data from 1920, in October,
1923, issue (No. 26), page 59.
Milk receipts and production, monthly data from 1920, in July,
1922, issue (No. 11), page 46, except receipts at Philadelphia, in September, 1922, issue (No. 13), page 50.
Cuban sugar movement, monthly data from 1920, in June, 1922,
issue (No. 10), page 49.
Receipts of barley, rye, and oats, visible supply of oats, grindings
of corn and receipts of poultry, monthly data from 1920,
in June, 1922, issue (No. 10), page 43.
TRANSPORTATION.

Sault Ste. Marie canal traffic, by classes of commodities, monthly
data, 1313 to 1922, in March, 1923, issue (No. 19), pages
48 and 49.
Mississippi River traffic, monthly data from 1920, in July, 1922,
issue (No. 11), page 45.
Cape Cod Canal traffic, monthly data from 1920, in September,
1923, issue (No. 25), pages 55 and 56.
Index of ocean freight rates, monthly data from 1920, in September, 1922, issue (No. 13), page 50.



Visitors to National parks, monthly data from 1920, in December, 1923, issue (No. 28), page 56.
Bad order cars, percentage to total, monthly data from 1920 in
October, 1923, issue (No. 26), pages 59 and 60.
Canadian railway operations, monthly data from 1-920, in Julv,
1922, issue (No. 11), page 45.
Net revenue freight, ton-mile operations, monthly data from 1916
in December, 1923, issue (No. 28), page 52.
DISTRIBUTION.

Restaurant sales, monthly data from 1920, in October 1923
issue (No. 26), pages 59 and 60.
Grocery chains, monthly data from 1919, in January, 1924 issue
(No. 29), page 49.
Candy sales, monthly data from 1920, in January, 1923, issue
(No. 17), page 51; sales of candy chains from 1919, in
January, 1924, issue (No. 29), page 49.
Schulte Cigar Stores Sales, monthly data from 1921, in June,
1923, issue (No. 22), page 49.
Jones Brothers Tea Company, sales and stores, monthly data from
more 1920 in December, 1923, issue (No. 28), page 56.
Internal revenue taxes on theater admissions and automobile sales,
monthly data from 1920, in January, 1923, issue (No. 17),
page 51.
Domestic and foreign money orders, quarterly, 1913 to 1922, in
March, 1923, issue, (No. 19), page 50 (now superseded by
monthly data).
Wholesale trade by commodities, monthly data, 1919 to 1922. in
April, 1923, issue (No. 20), page 50.
FINANCIAL.

Debits to individual accounts by cities, monthly data, from 1919
in October, 1923, issue (No. 26), pages 51 to 55 (superseding similar table published in April, 1923, issue (No.
20), pages 46 and 47, which presented data for the last
week of the month instead of a total for the calendar
month).
Stocks, prices 25 railroads and 25 industrials, monthly data. 1913
to 1921, in December, 1922, issue (No. 16), page 47.
Total dividend, and interest payments, monthly data, 1913 to
1922, in September, 1922, issue (No. 13), page 51. (Note
that figure for July, 1917, should be $333,011 instead of
$633,011 appearing on the table.)
Dividend payments, classified, monthly data, 1913 to 1921, in
October, 1922, issue (No. 14), page 46.
Total investments, Federal reserve banks, monthly data from 1920,
in September, 1922, issue (No. 13), page 47.
New corporate bond issues, by classes, monthly data from 1920, in
June, 1923, issue (No. 22), page 47.
Agricultural loans by Federal farm loan banks, joint stock land
banks and war finance corporations, monthly data from 1920
in June, 1923, issue (No. 22) page 47.
Life insurance premium collections, monthly from 1921, in September, 1923, issue (No. 25), pages 50 and 51.
Business failures, number and liabilities, monthly data 1913 to
1922 and seasonal index, in December, 1923, issue (No. 28),
page 53.
MISCELLANEOUS.

BradstreeVs wholesale price index, monthly data, 1913 to 1922 in
July, 1923, issue (No. 23), page 45.
Official price index numbers, revised wholesale, by groups, retail
food and producers1, monthly data from 1920 in July, 1922,
issue (No. 11), page 41.
Wholesale prices, Federal reserve recomputation, monthly data
from 1920 in October, 1922, issue (No. 14), page 45.
Automobile production, monthly data, 1920 to 1923 in July,
1923, issue (No. 23), page 50; truck production, revised
1921-1923 in October, 1923, issue (No. 26), pages 56 and 57.
Railway employment, monthly data from 1920, in January, 1923,
issue (No. 17), page 51.
Shoe prices, wholesale, St. Louis, monthly data from 1920, in
September, 1922, issue (No. 13), page 47.
Wood chemicals, production of acetate and methanol consumption
and stocks of wood, monthly data from 1920, in September,
1923, issue (No. 25), page 46; 1921 figures revised in
December, 1923, issue (No. 28), page 51.
Paper production and stocks, monthly data from 1920, in June,
1922, issue (No. 10), pages 45 to 47.

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Canadian newsprint movement, monthly data from 1920, in
June, 1922, issue (No, 10), page 49.
Rubber stocks in United Kingdom, monthly data from 1921, in
September, 1923, issue (No. 25), pages 55 and 56.

Wages, common labor, steel industry, in May, 1923, issue (No.
21) page 131.
Wages and supply, farm labor, 1913-1922, in March, 1923,
issue (No. 19) page 45.

INDEX OF SPECIAL DATA.

DATA DISCONTINUED.

From time to time special tables have been included
in the Survey of Current Business on particular items
of current interest which, however7 are on an annual
or other basis not permitting a continuance of current
figures. For the convenience of our readers, the following list of such special data appearing in previous
numbers is given:

The following table lists data which is no longer
published in the Survey of Current Business, usually
on account of the discontinuance of the basic statistics, or the substitution of other data. It may be of
use as a reference to the latest quarterly number in
which these data are given, the monthly figures for
1920, where available, usually being found in the
May, 1922, issue (No. 9).

Automobile employment and output, 1921 to 1933 (chart) in
December, 1923, issue (No. 15), page 15.
Butter and cheese, seasonal movement (chart) in October, 1922)
issue. (No. 14) page 6.
Cotton, consumption north and south, 1013 to 1022 (chart) in
March, 1923, issue, (No. 19) page 12.
Cotton, ginned, by years, 1912-1922 (chart) in April, 1923, issue
(No. 20) page 11.
Cotton and wool, World supply and Distribution in March, 1923,
issue (No. 19) page 11.
Employment, trend by districts (chart) in July, 1922, issue (No.
11) page 15.
Employment^ seasonal, by industries, in November, 1922, issue
(No. 15), page 8, January, 1923, issue (No. 17), page 8,
and February, 1023, issue (No. IS), Page IS.
Failures, by districts, 1916 to 1928 (chart) in June, 1923, issue
(No. 22) page 20.
Failures, relative to bank clearings (chart) 1910-1922, in February, 1923, issue (No. 18) page 20.
Failures, relative to fire losses (chart) 1920-192$, in December,
1923, issue (No, 2S) page 21.
Fertilizer production, etc., first half of 1922, in September, 1922,
issue (No. 13) page 17.
Gasoline and kerosene consumption by States, monthlv data for
1921 and 1922, in July, 1923,' issue (No. 2 3 / page 45.
(Note that unit should be in thousands of gallons.)
Glucose and starch distribution, in January, 1923, issue (No. 17)
page 16, and March, 1923, issue (No. 19) page 18.
Live Stock on Farms 1913 to 1923 in February, 1923, issue (No.
18) page 127.
Locomotive and freight car installations 1907-1922 (chart) in
October, 1923, issue, (No. 26) page 18.
Locomotive tractive power 1907-1922 in December, 1923 issue
(No. 28) page 19.
Paint and Varnish Production, 1920-1922, in April, 1923,
issue (No. 20) page 16. 1922-1923 by half years in
October, 1923, issue (No. 16).
Patents issued, 1913-1922 (chart) in April, 1923, issue (No. 20)
page 17.
Production, principal commodities, years 1920-1922 in February, 1923, issue (No. 18) page 8.
Rubber situation, 1921, by half years, in May, 1922, issue (No. 9)
page 13.
Structural steel shops, capacity, 1913-1922 in January, 1923
issue (No. 17) page 13.
'




Wool:
Price, Ohio i and f grades, Boston, in August, 1923, issue (No. 24) page 61.
Price, Ohio fine, Boston and to prodifteer, in May, 1923,
issue (No. 21) page .r>7.
"Stocks held by government in May, 1922, issue (No. 9)
page 41.
Consumption, including estimates, in August, 1922, issue
(No. 12) page 42.
Paper:
Newsprint consumption, stocks and prices, paper production and stocks, by grades, printing purchases and
sales, wood pulp production, stocks and folding paper
box production in August, 1923, issue (No. 24) pages
86 to 92.
Labels, product-ion, in February, 1923, issue (No. 18)
page. 82.
Leather:
Production and stocks of fancy, patent, glove and harness
leather in October 1, 1921, issue (No. 3) pages 23 to 25.
Price of hemlock sole leather in May, 1923 issue (No. 21)
page 79.
Foodstuffs:
Stocks of imported rice at warhouses in May, 1923, issue
(No. 21) page 121. Sugar production and stocks in
May, 1923, issue (No. 21) page 131.
Pork, wholesale price, loins in August, 1923, issue (No. 24)
page 131.
Construction:
Costs, hotel and office buildings in November, 1922 issue
(No. 15) page 86.
Contracts for hospitals, public, social and religious buildings in August, 1923 issue, (No. 24) pages 95 to 07.
Sanitary pottery orders in May, 1923, issue (No. 21) page
luo.
Miscellaneous:
Anthracite coal, stove, retail price, in May, 1922, issue
(No. 9) page 5G.
Motor accessory sales, etc., in January 1, 1922, issue
(No. 6) page'59.
Employment, Third Federal reserve district, in October,
1923, issue (No. 26) page 57.
Liberty loans outstanding, in August, 1923, issue (No.
24) page 166.
Foreign exchange on Germany in August, 1923, issue,
(No. 24) page 133.

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REVISED INDEX OP COMMODITY STOCKS.

c

1

AIANirFACTUKED
PRODUCTS.

Final
I
weight, j

I

Imported.

HAW MATERIALS.

Domestic.

A new index of commodity stocks has been prepared by the Department of Commerce, in which
foodstuffs are included and divisions made for the
various commodities into four great groups—-raw foodstuffs, other raw materials, manufactured foodstuffs,
and other manufactured articles.
This index is thus not only more complete than the
index previously published, comprising 45 commodities
as against 31 in the old index, but reveals the different
movements in these four major groups, which are of
distinct importance to the business man.
The index of stocks of commodities is weighted by
the relative value of the supply of each commodity
in 1919, ascertained by adding to the value of the
amount marketed or manufactured, the value of the
amount imported, where imports are of any consequence. For manufactured products the values given
for domestic supply are those shown in the census
reports on manufactures for 1919, while for raw materials the domestic supply figures are those used in
the indexes of production and marketings of the various raw materials. The following table shows how
the weights were arrived at in tens of millions of
dollars:

Fish represents cold-storage holdings of fish on the 15th of
each month as reported by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural Economics.
Coffee represents visible supply of coffee for the United
States as reported by the New York CofTee and Sugar Exchange.
OTHER RAW MATERIALS.

Cotton represents total ginned cotton as compiled by tho
U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
Cottonseed represents stocks of cottonseed at mills as reported by the U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the
Census.
Flaxseed represents stocks of flaxseed at Minneapolis and
Duluth as reported by the Northwestern Miller.
Rosin and Turpentine represent stocks at Jacksonville, Savannah and Pensacola, as reported by tho chambers of commerce at those cities and the Naval Stores Review.
Crude petroleum represents stocks of crude petroleum at pipeline and tank farms, as well as producers' stocks in California
and Mexican petroleum stocks held by importers, as reported
by the U. S. Department of the Interior, Geological Survey.
Tin represents visible supply of tin in warehouses as reported
by the New York Metal Exchange.
MANUFACTURED FOODSTUFFS.

Meats represent total stocks of beef products, pork products,
and lamb and mutton held in cold storage as reported by the
U. S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural
Economics.
Wheat flour represents stocks of flour in all positions, calculated by Russell's Commercial News from reports bearing a
known relation to total stocks.
Butter and Cheese represent cold-storage holdings of these
commodities as reported by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural Economics.
Rice represents stocks of clean rice held by mills and dealers
throughout the rice-growing States, except California, as
compiled by the Rice Millers Association.
OTHER MANUFACTURED COMMODITIES.

Refined oils represent stocks at refineries of gasoline, keroP
sene, lubricating oil and gas and fuel oils as reported by the
U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
FOODSTUFFS.
FOODSTUFFS.
Cottonseed oil represents stocks at mills as reported by the
39
Sugar
0
104
164
45 \roats
U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
144
144
Wheat
176 Wheat flour
52
Corn..
Butter..
52
Cement represents stocks held by manufacturers as reported
70
Oats
14
14
21
21
by the XJ. S. Department of the Interior, Geological Survey.
CO
Eggs
Co Rico
8
8
Brick represents total stocks of clay fire, silica and face
39
Poultry
39
382
382
brick held by manufacturers, the face-brick figures being
10
14
Fish...
'..;
Total
Apples
18
IS
compiled by the- American Face Brick Association and the
Coffee
NONFOODSTUFFS.
20
20
other figures by the Refractories Manufacturers Association.
1C3
1G3
Total
475 Refined oil?
Flooring represents total stocks of oak flooring and maple,
400
5S
58
Cottousood oil
birch, and beech flooring held by manufacturers, as compiled,
17
17
Ccnunt
NONFOODSTUFFS.
respectively, by the Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association
Brick
20
20
and by the Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association.
Cotton
201 Flooring
201
50
50
139
139
35 Lumber
35
Cotton wd...
Lumber represents a total of yellow pine, California white
3
14
14
4
Enamel waro
Flax-- d pine, Michigan hardwoods (chiefly maple, birch, basswood,
10
10
Zinc
Bosin
...
2
and beech) and Michigan softwoods (chiefly hemlock), held
79
79
1
1 Fig iron (merchant).
Turpcntinu
14
10 ""T
Cradrpetroleum.....
70
3
73 Newsprint
by manufacturers, as compiled, respectively, by the Southern
c
n
Pine Association, the California White and Sugar Pine Asso4
500
564
Total
ciation and the Michigan Hardwood Manufacturers Associa12
321
Total
312
tion, the latter compiling both the hardwood and softwood
stocks for Michigan.
The t-otal index of all stocks is formed by weighting
Enamelware represents a total of baths, lavatories, sinks,
the four groups with the sum of the weights for each and miscellaneous enameled sanitary ware held by manufacturers as compiled by the Enameled Sanitary Ware Manugroup. All figures represent stocks held at the end facturers Association.
Zinc represents stocks of slab zinc held at refineries as
of the month, except as otherwise noted, the yearly
reported by the American Zinc Institute.
figures being averages of the monthly stocks. DePig iron represents stocks of pig iron held by merchant
furnaces as compiled by the American Pig Iron Association,
scriptions of the individual items follow:
said to cover about 90 per cent of strictly merchant furnaces.
Newsprint represents stocks of newsprint in manufacturers'
RAW FOODSTUFFS.
through
by the Federal Trade
Sugar represents amount of raw cane sugar held by refiners, hands, as reported since thatMay, 1923,the Newsprint Service
date by
covering practically all refineries, as reported by the Statistical Commission, and
Bureau.
Sugar Trade Journal.
Wheat and Corn represent the visible supply east of the
On the following page are presented the detailed
Kooky Mountains in the United States and Canada on the
statistics for each month since the beginning of 1920,
nearest Saturday to the end of the month, as complied by Bradstreet's.
and, where available, for the months of 1919. The
Oat a represents the visible supply at principal markets of the
index numbers are calculated relative to the 1919
United States as compiled by the "Chicago Board of Trade.
Eggs, Poultry, and Apptes'represent cold-storage holdings as monthly average taken as 100, no account being
reported by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of
taken of seasonal variations.
Agricultural Economics.



30

STOCKS INDEX—REVISED.
R A W MATERIALS F O R M A N U F A C T U R E .

R A W FOODSTUFFS.

Y E A R AND MONTH.

Sugar. Wheat. Corn.

Eggs.

1OO
C
O
64
84
103

100

100

100

105
112
177

185
174
149
00

189
161
101
145

212
159
99
90

32
23
31
67

59
41
5S
17

100
130
129
90

Poultry.

Fish. Apples, Coflee.

Turpentine.

Petroleum.

Cotton. Cottonseed.

Flaxseed.

Rosin.

100

72
101
87

100
G07
1,283
185
351

100
71
141
133
119

100
50
86
48
52

100
101
121
18G
223

144
152
164

Tin.

100
20i

100
71
78
84
105

100

73
72
57
53

100
123
121
132
171

100
140
139
90
74

100

79
100
124
129

146
132
110
103

3
1
8
79

184
169
143
110

130
109
81
60

160
91
49
20

87
74
115
101

129
129
116
104

235
155
85
48

75
20
SG
182

128
116
109
101

220
219
17G
136

96
96
98
99

19
15
10
7

08
121
78
41

100
87
98
93

147
184
189
185

SO
76
63
51

60
79
96
105

SO
73
83
94

92

75

26
11

61
50

7
9

171
65
190
61

102
99
105
91

85
Cl
55
37

98
101
106
103

G
11
3
56

70
49
53
95

97
92
81
63

165
122
80
37

47
51
85
135

112
124
127
119

50
233
305
285

111
110
137
130

64
116
133
131

64
169
217
17G

60
131
96

85
83
91
90

49
49
52
5G

103
102
100
98

93
464
304
211

44
94
146
116

111
150
174
176

165
55
50
41

8
1
3
51

142
121
95
63

99
77
48
33

233
103

110
115
124
148

115
115
98
84

132
98
60
20

57
32
91
36

74
63
46
44

45
32
9
7

100
99
98
98

228
230
175
164

May....
Juno—
July....
August.

81
122
155
184

91
10S
174
92

33
30
17
18

124
162
165
153

47
38
35
33

32
45
59
76

123
140
150
100

71
CO
51
47

13
10
8

10

299
438
509
765

35
49
61
64

11
35
56
50

9S
100
100
102

329
220
118
200

September..
October
November..
December..

105
SO
90
104

146
266
148
129

132
165
154

127
92
44
10

35
48
76
122

91
104
109
106.

28
231
350

167
167
140
134

65
126
149
155

38
136
163
165

1,115
1,078
1,327
1,542

79
87
110
134

80
90
89
90

102
103
106
103

229
196
182
175

136
157
169
170

148
154
143
133

134
118
84
53

1,691
1,743
1694
1,608

139
141
130
135

03
75
53

95
100
100
111

156
218
213
150

144
141

120
107
93
87

36
30
28
34

1,489
L 472
1,278
1207

140
138
150
147

07
88
9o

118
123
128
129

158
156
155
108

1910 monthly
1920 monthly
1921 monthly
1922 monthly
1923 monthly

May
Juno
July
August

g
average..
average..
average. average..

1919.

January.
February..
March
April

17

Oats.

,

September..
October
November..
December..

100
111
158
200
201
72

147
528
649
284

1920.

January
February.,
March
April

1931.

January..
February.,
March
April

74
225
224
87

95
125
S3
65

!^S

111
120
181
258

G8
G2
33
39

8ft4
625

161
163
162
147

1
1
46
118

125
122
96
74

263
188
114
58

277
265
168
140

25
19
33
46

434
671
429
331

144
105
180
289

165
181
183
174

55
42

23

September..
October
November..
December..

144
75
86
6G

81
111
124
126

325
547
446
664

290
334
331
324

151
105
58
21

40
54
101
160

41
188
296
280

108
97
107
133

108
142
141
129

108
203
213
172

1,177
'927
789
384

145
140
137
150

100
105
115
121

131
132
135
141

108
125
81
104

1922.
January.
February..,
March......
April

90
172
288
333

112
100
92
82

745
1,097
1,251
OCS

323
337
309
267

23
112

160
137
106
79

222
159
99
49

114
120
99
86

116
106
93
79

115
70
28
13

198
165
106
141

140
134
126
114

96
60
35
20

149
159
168
179

86
189
168

May
June
July
August

286
291
325
276

63
45
37
41

764
810
547
245

229
205
175
184

194
236
245
231

60
54
47
43

16

95
90
93
76

66
52
40
41

7
4
16

C

92
114
30
49

112
128
138
147

8
19
30
47

188
194
193
199

118
14G
222
172

September.,
October
November..
December..

190
99
73
47

73
121
118
127

342
256
315
447

172
170
15S
155

191
138
78
32

40
47
80
155

75
284
347
334

78
69
79
81

73
116
114
103

112
214
238
217

219
427
450
226

150
149
157
156

63
58
72
81

200
201
201
201

76
175
166
227

January.
February.
March
April......

85
131
299
344

130
125
118
110

542
732
760
600

148
132
115
105

188
175
146
115

277
'200
119
55

90
100
85

91
80
69
58

146
84
44
18

51
28
21
11

151
126
99
90

70
63
2G
28

200
196
203
207

206
120
250
219

May
June
July
August

2-10
220

70
49
42
62

211
105
58
48

05
41
27
48

11
90
190
240
253
23S

88
76
64
53

14
2
2
4

48
38
30
36

6
4
3
33

40
265
214
72

94
96
98
118

33
24
38
53

212
220
227
230

192
131
125
177

September-.
October
November..
December..

202
128
61
61

93
144
171
184

62
27
80
172

79
99
89
95

210
100
97
46

48
321
520
497

49
02

116
203
220
205

CG4
1,391
861
553

129
132
142
155

GG
67
71
91

236
242
248
255

145
22G
66
101

May
June
July
August

,
,
,

392
600

78

51
C9

1933.




303

51
57
98
145

101
102
104

98
87

31

STOCKS INDEX—REVISED.
. MANUFACTURED FOODSTUFFS.

Wheat
Meats. flour. Butter. Cheese

nice.

100
92
76
62
79

100
89
78
76
70

100
91
73
74
95

90
38
81
80

55
36
18
14

37
24
16
15

109
107
101
91

S2
61
C7
89

41
134
1S4
195

S4

74
71
83

114
13S
150
ICO

100
110
115
112

Refined Cotton
seed
oils.
oil.

100
159
159
154
160

124
123
US
114

'

1OO
95
76
77
81

MANUFACTURED COMMODITIES.

100
93
143
156

Cement

100
97
88
53
57

100
74
104
99
94.

136
135
125
119

I2S
153
155
140

71
3S
20
21

90
52
24
7

124'

196
176
151
123

08
109
175
182

144
149
138
131

57
34
19
11

105
82
57
41

109
112
105
92

102
81
63
66

19
78
15L
172

33
72
124
146

71
56
53
69

67
68
72
56

169
151
119
87

82
100
98
95

6S
C2
64
63

95
95
87
73
33
41
•2
1

Lum- Enamel
ber. ware.

130

181
150
110
SO

Flooring.

115
125
127
127

30
91
151
185

Brick.

174,

100
105
112
117
129

100
131
216
170
184

100
113
126
120
119

100
46
100
72
4S

GROUPS.
Raw

Zinc.

100
JOS
213
97
54

no

Pig Newsiron. print.

100
60
132
07
115

Raw

ma-

Manu- Manufoodterial factured factured
foodfor
stuffs.
commanu- stulTs. modifacture.
ties

100
90
127
97
95

100
SO
101
102
144

100
ICG
147

no
111

74
124
135
123

113
113
111
110

H

72
119
117
92

91
SS
SS
86

114
100
94
81

113
115
110
103

93
03
90
92

97
102
94
•105

70
77
85
77

70
74
OS
74

92
94
95
95

92
01
89
89

39
51
OS
105

105
90
80
105

83
117
105
102

9t
f
143
107
175

86
77
7i
f
73

02
105
117
127

80
109
114
118

20
2/
2S
20

203
208
219
217

138
136
143
140

13S-.

107
178
149

131
159
193
173

10S
173
162
151

78
78
75
71

140
145
118
144

129
139
147
137

107
105
10G
107

220
240
247
231

144
145
146
133

133
113
10S
115

144
170
137
12S

141
133
121
116

71
SI
SS
89

141
140
130
130

120
130
123
118

30
31
32
31
.
31
3o
6b
61

122
121
115
120

96
81
87
101

217
1S9
179
178

125
103
106
114

129
OS
08
102

130
17S
171
202

137
163
100
141

SO
SI
74
67

126
121
123
123
132
12J ! 137

3S
30
40
41

204
211
207
197

122
122
117
112

95
95
113
99

175
171
161
138

121
114
112
93

113
US
120
103

205
255
282
246

125
115
105
97

65
65
58
56

118
118
115
116

175
157
151
14S

105
112
115
119

79
GG
58
52

108
79
76
58

69
64
51
33

105
99
90
So

211
210
177
127

£8
82
75
77

59
74
S7
90

135
137 42
134
149 43
131
151 44
121 I 137 4o
114 | 121 40
110
120 4/
107
110 4S
102
101 40

112
115
118
122

145
145
144
155

122
134
133
12S

47
49
53
56

50
48
52
49

31
33
39
48

SO
84
81
82

142
140
141

SI
76
75

Ifil

110
154
155
143

105
113
110
120

111
120
121
125

12S

169
170
102
143

120
113
110
106

56
53
54
49

44
29
27
24

57
58
51
5o

98
99
SO
SO

175
201
215
190

123
107
9S
89

73
75
77

121
122
118
114

120 54
130 65
132 uO

35
46
58
71

71
96
130
147

89
83
90
109

130
110
93
96

S3
82
78
S3

73
86
94
94

116
129
132

104
103
102
105

61
69
82
109

161
173
1S7
192

105
93
102
101

10S
120
133
147

114
108
161
149

88.
SO
77
70

135
141
153
155

114 62
127 63
132 64
131 G-'t

147
136
123
115

115
111
120
100

S5
83
75
81

40
107
139
165

73
55
53
52

71
59
52
46

103
80
71
62

78
6S
65
65

128

96
95
98
103

179
168
134
103

76
98
103
104

103
109
111
114

57
f2
>
73
85

91
89
91
90

50
50
48
56

103
90
83
87

57
00
49
00

111
83
65
06

103
100
95
90

74
42
21
13

10f>

92
62
50

113
111
109
107

90
107
134
154

103
113
118
127

57
52
42
36

78
72
78
79

63
01
59
49

133
117
96
82

02
119
23$
360

92
95
100
109

31
100
15S
145

36
30
40
89

%
93
94
9S

174
195
215
229

127
135
132
132

34
31
39
56

114
137
172
190

62
40
22
12

60
42
35
33

299
238
197
19Q

123
135
140
147

156
157
153
108-

105
116
122
129

104
108
111
109

237
230
239
231

130
131
131
127

79
9S
115
112

54
57
75
89

32
92
123
137

43
84
100
113

184
130
79
86

157
158
154
143

67
44IS
15

127
114
103
84

108
114
115
115

226
234
226
223

124
129
130
130

88
111
98
82

134
116
97
72

100:

138132-

67

85.
119
139
155

48
90
104
93

71
55
93
122

115
113
115
119

209
188
165
170

77
SO
G4
60

52
34
14
6

52
36
26
26

ISO
204
190
105

156
161

92
65
56
30

136
144
141
148

115
119
121
US

OS

58
58
75
SG

20
100
154
167

37;
80
112
129

120
94
63
50

1G0
15S
157
151

22
11
0
9

131
100
8G
59

~53
43
47
03

8S
94
97
82

143
110
71
40

119
99
90
81

77
174
247
286

149
151
153
159

51
90
107
100

4S
42
54
93

74
SI
SS
95

78
82
So
79

24
13
7
5

64
50
35
34

281
251
215
194

163
171
178
183

80
73
56
35

117
13S
133
117

51
b9
05
70
79
/•J

91
94
91
79

72
73

63
62
Cl
74

93
92
84
75

86

•138-

145
152
•

159-

" 130

129
121

15
93
151
153

42
89
135
153

144
119
92
68

ISO
181
180
175

23
11
5
7

103
94
82
G2

122
123
129
126

154
176
199
201

108
114
119
124

43
41
41
43

143

151
140
133
120

44
118
214
24S

171
166
173
170

32
87
130
131

50
47
71
103

130
134
138
141

201
196
213
219

126
130
130
131

40
45
52
60

14
177
45




4
5

95
103
105
89

115
104

141
124
102
88

• S2

1

10
11
12
13

131
121
100
97

•IS

132
120
110

80
91
100
107

110
120
100
104

!

too
%

SG
73
67
58

70
108
130
155

104

130 '

o

S4

ms
130'

196
212

100
OS
135
US

g

6
7
8
0

125
136
147

.183

100
01
7S
72
81

H
M

33.
OS

99
94
'
'

87

a

15
16
17
100 IS
90 10
95 20
91 21
S4 22
85
SG 2i
84 2 it

'/i

50
61
o2
o3

0/

58
oO
00
61

32

JANUARY DATA.
The following table gives such January data as have been received to and including February 11,1924,
1923
December

ITEM.

1024
January

1923
January.

December.

Silver:
Price at New York
Price at London

2,006

Factory employment, U. S. (1,428 firms), .thousands.
TRANSPORTATION.

27.8
25.1

27.5
24.9

25.3
22.9

129,963
149,409
312,338

74,415
67,578
169,036

6,976
7,208
26,588

18
21
123

1,678
1,894
4,598

26,815
38,477
73,269

822,095
44,931
35,619
161,(122
58,392
10,414
500,599

858,803
45,093
33,945
196,826
C6,704
8,435
493,874

847,363
47,222
34,500
193,085
66,828
10,909
480,989

Europe:
England
dolls, per £ sterling..
France
dolls, per franc..
Italy
dolls, per lira..
Belgium
idolls. per franc..
. Netherlands
dolls, per guilder..
Sweden
dolls, per krona..
Switzerland
dolls, per franc..
Asia:
Japan
dolls, per yen..
India
dolls, per rupee..
America:
Canada
dolls, per Can. doll..
Argentina
dolls, per gold peso..
Brazil
dolls, per milreis..
Chile
dolls, per paper peso..
General index of foreign exchange.. .index number..

.C47
33.375

.634
33.549

.657
31.928

4.3C
.053
.043
.040
.3S0
.263
.175

4.26
.017
.043
.042
.374
.262
.173

465
.067
.049
.061
.396
.269
.188

.470
,310

.449
.305

.487
.317

.970
.723
.093
.107
60

.974
.737
.109
.104
59

.847
.114
.128
60

1,518

1,339

CANADIAN COMMERCE.

Bank clearings

PRICK INDEX N U M B E R S .

158
143

154
149

thous. of dolls.
thous. of dolls.
thous. of dolls.
thous. of dolls.
thous. of dolls.
thous. of dolls.
thous. of dolls.
thous. of dolls.

3o,S60
20,797
15,063
55,237
32,620
13,070
5,902
3,579

30.50S
19,303
11,205
21,096
12,134
5,457
2,153
1,352

27,407
18,930
8,477
19,265
11,049
4,929
2,060
1,227

thous. of dolls..

2,079

1,907

1,905

285,000
425,000

299,000
394,000

329,245
335,417

DISTRIBUTION.

thous. of dolls.
thous. of dolls.

PUBLIC FINANCE.

U. S. interest-bearing debt
* .mills, of dolls.
Gross debt
mills, of dolls.
Customs receipts
thous. of dolls.
Ordinary receipts
thous. of dolls.
Total expenditures chargeable against
ordinary receipts
thous. of dolls.

21,641
21,914
40,916
576,317

21,577
21,S43
40,019
1S3,3O7

22,359
22,732
46,346
213,558

400,939

260,765

267,672

BANKING AND FINANCE.

Bank clearings:
New York City
mills, of dolls.
Outside New York City
.mills, of dolls.
Federal reserve banks:
Total investments
mills, of dolls.
Bills discounted
mills, of dolls.
Notes in circulation
mills, of dolls.
Total reserves
mills, of dolls.
Total deposits
mills, of dolls.
Reserve ratio
per cent.
Member banks:
Total loans and discounts
mills, of dolls.
Total investments
mills, of dolls.
Net demand deposits
mills, of dolls.
Interest rates:
New York call loans
per cent.
Commercial paper, 60-90 days
per cent.
War Finance Corporation:
To banks and livestock associationsAdvancements
thous. of dolls.
Repayments
thous. of dolls.
Balance
thous. of dolls.
To cooperative marketing associations—
Advancements
thous. of dolls.
Repayments
thous. of dolls.
Balance
thous. of dolls.
Business failures:
Firms
num her.
Liabilities
thous. of dolls.
Bond sales:
Miscellaneous
thous. of dolls.,
Liberty Victory
thous. of dolls..
Total
thous. of dolls..
Stock sale3
thous. of shares..
Stock prices:
2.5 industrials
dolls, per share..
25 railroads
dolls, per share..

mills, of dolls..
TEXTILES.

157
144

Dun's (1st of following mo.)
price index no
Bradstreet's (1st of fol'g mo.) price index no

'

dolls, per fine oz..
pence per standard oz..

FOREIGN EXCHANGE.

Index of ocean freight rates, Atlantic ports to:
United Kingdom
weighted index number.
All Europe
weighted index number.,
Freight-car movement:
SurplusBoxcars
number.
Coal cars
number.
Total
number.
ShortageBox cars
number.
Coal cars
number.
Total
number.
Car loadings (weekly average)—
Total.'
cars.
Grain and grain products
cars.
Livestock.
cars.
Coal
cars.
Forest products
cars.
Ore
cars.
Merchandise and miscellaneous
cars.




1923
January.

BANKING AND FINANCE—continued.

LABOR.

Mail-order houses, total sales
Sears, Roebuck: &. Co
Montgomery Ward & Co
Ten-cent stores, total sales
F. W. Woolworth Co
S. S. KrcspeCo
S. H. Kress Co
McCrory Stores Corp
Restaurant sales:
Childs Co
U. S. foreign trade:
Imports
'
Exports

1924
January.

19,495
15,897

20,6S9
16,135

19,778
16,5S8

441
857
2,340
3,138
1,938
73.3

393
522
2,023
3,263
1,991
81.3

542
597
2,204
3,227
1,991
76.9

11,934
4,555
11,034

11,884
4,430
11,220

11,425
4,819
11,537

4.59
4.97

4.55
4.8S

4.35
4.63

974
6,26S
67,903

498
2,325
66,075

3,346
13,011
127,072

440
1,390
2,249

134
239
2.143

1,607
1,212
12;172

1,837
51,615

2,108
51,273

2,126
49,210

169,750
68,220
237,970
24,067

253,394
91,693
345.087
27,762

214,185
76,239
290,424
20,208

108.88
58.25

112.14
60.35

110.35
61.71

Cotton:
Stocks (world visible)
Imports
Exports
Consumption
Stocks at mills
Stocks at warehouses
Active spindles
Silk:
Consumption
Stocks

bales.. :. 404,786
35,601
bales..
bales.. 845,581
bales.. 461,500
bales.. ,623,453
bales.. 1,526,164
thousands
34,045
bales.
bales.

030,084 1,359,121
105,215
47,693
473,436
546,253
546,644 610,306
633,332 ,988,115
906,406 ;,485,952
1
35;237
33,340

23,274
40,959

32,925
44,398

34,6S0
47,037

2,921
2,844

3,019
3,600

3,230
3,822

4,445

4,798

6,911

2.78

2.79

.472

22. £0
43.03
3.02

23.80
43.35
3.03

27.31
41.17
2.59

329
" 305
24

151
147

229
217
12

387
365
22
10,600

376
344
32
9,170

1,788
1699
1
S9
13,390

29,418
18,038

25,974
17,022

11,806
13!556

10,727
9,285

12,150
7,451

13,938
6^22

34,984
27.608

48,600
37,200
700

IRON AND STEEL.

Pig iron, production
thous. of long tons..
Steel ingots, production
thous. of long tons..
Unfilled orders, U. S. Steel Corp., end of
month
thous. of long tons..
Wholesale price, composite finished
steel
dolls, per 100 lbs..
Wholesale price:
Composite pig iron
dolls, per ton.
Iron and steel
dolls, per ton.,
Composite steel
dolls, per 100 lbs.
Locomotives:
ShipmentsTotal
number.
Domestic
.number.
Foreign
. , . .number.
Unfilled ordersTotal
number.
Domestic
number.
Foreign
number.
Freight cars, orders, domestic
number.
NONFERROUS METALS.
Zinc:
Receipts at St. Louis
thous. of lbs.
Shipments from St. Louis
..thous. of lbs.
Lead:
Receipts at St. Louis
thous. of lbs.
Shipments from St. Louis
thous. of lbs.
AUTOMOBILES.

Shipments:
By railroad
Driveways
By boat

carload.
number of machines.
number of machines.

4; ooo

35,228

BUILDING A N D CONSTRUCTION.

Construction:
Volume
index number
Cost (1st of following mo.)
index number..
Northern pine:
LumberProduction
l i f t . b. m..
Shipments
M ft. b. m.,
LathProduction
Mft. b. m.,
Shipments
Mft. b. m.
Composite lumber prices (1st of following mo.)—
Hardwoods
dolls, per M ft. b. m.
Softwoods
dolls, per M ft. b. m.
TurpentineNet receipts
barrels.
Stocks
barrels.
Rosin—
Net receipts
barrels.
S t ocks
barrels.

101
218

130
220

126
197

28,207
33,265

37,552
41,720

34,736
49,728

6,92S
5,736

8,979
^106

9,025
8,759

43.51
31.58

43.71
32.80

48.23
35.12

27,986
50,31*-

10,788
41,545

10,326
3S>58

119,011
346,220

61,97-1
306,600

333,951

67

'2§

33
JANUARY DATA—Continued.
1023
December.

1924
January.

1923
January,

cembiT.

CHEMICALS AND DRUGS.

Wholesale prices:
Drugs and pharmaccuticals
Essential oils
Crude drugs

WHOLESALE riticKS—continued.

index number.
index number.
index number.

149
144
205

150
141
190

135
124
20S

FOODSTUFFS.

Corn grindings
Grain movement:
Receipts—
Wheat
Corn
Oats
Shipments—
Wheat
Corn
Visible supply—
Wheat
Corn
Oats
Argentine grain:
Visible s u p p l y Wheat
Corn
Flaxsocd... *
Hay, receipts
Rice:
Receipts at mills
Shipments from mills
Stocks, domestic
Sugar, raw:
.Meltings
Stocks at refineries
Sugar, Cuban movement:
Receipts, Cuban ports
Exports
Stocks, end of month

thous. of bush.

5,068

6,758

5,530

thous. of bush.
thous. of bush.
thous. of bush.

28,404
30,658
20,134

15,875
30,600
16,208

37,615
37,553
22,635

thous. of bush.
thous. of bush.

16,515
18,521

11,200
19,648

18,935
22,521

thous. of bush.
thous. of bush.
thous. of bush.

198,746
7,035
19,940

194,61G
10,513
17,539

140,760
22,133
30,861

thous. of bush.
thous. of bush.
thous. of bush.
:
tons.

4,070
2,000
220
76,458

6.290
1,000
3, GOO
100,056

4,440
l,GO0
2,000
83,423

thous. of bbls.
thous. oflbs.
thous. oflbs.

966
81, % 5
201,053

1,070
110,4S8
201,882

952
101,552
228,379

long tons.
long tons.

199,042
57,929

214,609
60,788

251,140
80.017

long tons.
long tons.
long tons.

25,876
3,714
22,162

548,358
341,S2L
240,622

501,271
309,831
276,28S

Metals.
Pig iron:
Foundry No. 2, northern
Basic Valley, furnace
Steel billets, Bessemer
Structural steel beams
Copper, electrolytic
Zinc, slab, prime Western
Tin, pig
Lead, desilverized
l

No quotation.
79692°—24-




dolls, per l b .
dolls, per l b .
dolls, per yd.
dolls, per yd.

0.964
l.t55O
1.035
3.690

.9S2
1.700
1.035
3.690

dolls, p e r l b .
dolls, per l b .
dolls, per y d .
dolls, per y d .

.358
• 564
.081
.133

.347
.,552
.077
.135

7.742

7.350

8.183

24.16
21.20
40.00
2.50
.126
.068
.485
.083

28.77
25.80
37.30
2.00
.146
.073
.393
.078

dolls.perlb.

dolls, per long ton.
dolls, per long ton.
dolls, per long ton.
dolls, per 100 lbs.
dolls, per lb.
:
dolls, per lb.,
dolls, perlb..
dolls, per lb..

23.76
21.00
40.00
2.50
.129
.066
.471
.076

Fuel
Coal:
Bituminous, Kanawha, f. o. b.
Cincinnati
dolls, per short ton..
Anthracite, chestnut
dolls, per long Ion..
Coke, Connollsville
dolls. j>rr short ton..
Petroleum, Kansas-Oklahoma
dolls, per bbl..

11.''is
4.00
l.uir>

3.04
11.47
<i.2:>
1.211

0.981
1.700
.950
3.420
.275
.474
.078
.121

Para, N. Y

s . 2U
1.H.7)

.272

Rubber.

WHOLESALE PRICES.

Textiles.
Wool:
Ohio 1 to § grades
Worsted yarn
Wool dress goods
Men's suitings
Cotton:
Raw, N. Y
Yarn
Print cloth
Sheeting
Silk.*
Raw, Japanese, N. Y

January.

dolls, perlb..

Common red, N. Y
Portland

Brick.
Cement.

ifl.flOO

19.500

•JO. 00

20.00

1.65

1.72

UiO

dolls, per thous..
dolls, per bbl.,

Leather.
Green salted packer's heavy native
steers
dolls, per lb..
Calfskin, country No. 1
dolls, per lb.,
Sole, oak, scoured backs, Boston
dolls, per lb.
Chrome calf, " I J " grade, Boston
dolls, per sq. ft.
Boots and shoos:
Men's black calf bluchcr
dolls, per pair.
Men's dress welt, tan calf,St. Louis.dolls, per pair.
Women's black kid Goodyear,
St. Louis
dolls, per pair.
Sulphuric acid, CG° N. Y
dolls, per 100 lbs.
Foodstuffs.
Cottonseed oil, New York
dolls, per lb.
Wheat:
No. 1 northern, Chicago
dolls, pur bit.
No. 2 red winter, Chicago
dolls, per bit.
Flour, standard patents,
Minneapolis
dolls, per bbl.
Flour, winter straights, Kansas
City
dolls, per bbl.
Other grains:
Corn, contract grades No. 2, Chicago.dolls.per bu.
Oats, contract grades, Chicago
dolls, per bu.
Barley, fair to good malting,
Chicago
dolls, per 1m.
Rye, No. 2, Chicago
dolls, per bu.
Cattle and beef:
Cattle, corn fed
dolls, per 100 lbs.
Beef,fresh native steers
dolls, per 100 lb?.
Beef,stcer rounds No. 2
dolls, per 100 lbs.
Hogs and pork:
Hogs, heavy, Chicago
dolls, per 100 lbs.
Pork, smoked hams, Chicago, .dolls, per 100 lbs.
Sheep and mutton:
Sheep, owes, Chicago
dolls, per 100 lbs.
Sheep, lambs, Chicago
dolls, per 100 lbs.
Ug

17. 5(K)
19.00

Lumber.
Douglas fir, No. 1 common
dolls, per M ft. b. in..

Wholesale. 96° centrifugal, N. Y . . . .dolls, per lb.
Kenned, N . Y
dolls, p e r l b .
Tobacco.
Burley, good leaf, dark red,
Louisville
dolls, per 100 lbs.

.130

! 4'ij
.410

.113
.I'.S
. •! 1 0

.410

. 200
.!(>•'{

. :>2;>

0)

6.25
4. So

0.2,")
4. 85

o.;».-»

4.25
.75

4.2r)
.75

4. 2:.
.70

4. S5

.110

.110

. I0H

1.112
1.0>3

1.113
1. HO

1.100
1.25S

0.UK)

G.195

0.630

5.130

5.2/iO

5.5G9

. 730
. 449

. 7 59
.474

.711

. 6^
.701

.705
.725

.(143

9. 7*5 I

.411

17. 10
13.50

o. Am
17. on
13. W

13.50

7. 0.-J0
20. 50

7.231
19.53

S. ISO
20. 20

6. 410
12.500

7.1 S3
13.325

6. 950
14.175

.073
.OSS

23.00

.007
.084

.007

28.00

27.50

34

INDEXES OF BUSINESS.
The index numbers presented in this table are designed to show the trend in production, prices, trade,
etc., in various groups of industry and commerce. They consist in general of weighted combinations of series
of individual index numbers, and often the individual index numbers making up the series are also given. The
base year of all the index numbers is 1919, except prices which are on a 1913 base, and unfilled orders, on a
1920 base. The function of index numbers is explained on the inside front cover. A condensed form of this
table is given on page 7*
EXPLANATION.
Maximum Minimum
All index numbers are relative to 1019 a* 100, except since Jan. since Jan.
1,1920.
1, 1020,
prices, which are relative to 1913, and unfilled
orders, which arc relative to 1020.

1923

1922
November December

September.

October.

November.

Per cent
increase (4-) or
decrease (—),
December. Dec. from Nov.

PRODUCTION,
157

73

136

128

131

157

141

129

209
137
121
241
124
156
129
131
145
154

RAW MATERIALS, total

105
41
0
0
17
74
38
57
80
83

151
117
116
84
95
138
95
106
103
121

159
120
115
0
98
132
108
84
107
117

205
119
40
217
116
135
104
108
106
138

212
127
119
194
124
132
111
91
115
152

206
111
106
123
119
132
117
110
104
136

187
119
109
0
120
129
123
92
101
125

+
+
~
-

0.8
2.3
5. 1
16.4
2. 9
S.I

227
143
156
153
245
382
135
190
130

19
58
64
54
30
21
45
94
SO

55
118
118
101
41
228
79
114
113

44
89
134
67
41
371
55
115
119

59
112
97
117
83
95
117
129
108

24
137
129
153
70
138
115
128
122

46
106
145
80
48
292
90
122
123

87
88
156
67
49
382
70
129
130

+
+
+
+
+
+

89. 1
17.0
7.6
16.3
2.1
30. S
22.2
5.7
5.7

389
218
211
S5
353
367
206

61
43
49
22
32
4
54

160
135
121
53
196
292
145

250
144
109
54
179
209
168

123
144
138
93
134
65
134

110
129
149
- 78
86
25
120

155
118
95
58
89
31
120

245
90
105
75
51
16
125

+ 58. 1
- 23. 7
+ 10. S
+ 29.3
' - 42.7
- 48.4
+ 4.2

349
314
497
282
316
470
291

45
4
2
35
22
4
58

130
214
24
116
166
346
132

77
177
5
88
114
400
86

153
259
368
213
145
108
178

223
241
179
274
306
367
229

129
165
46
151
188
438
134

76
152
8
97
109
470
85

- 41.1
-7.9
- 73.9
- 35.8
- 42. 0
+ 7.3
- 37.6

655
532
208
1,049
799
785
566
1,925
405

4
0
34
0
0
0
0
0
48

276
0
133
232
69
0
8
0
164

121
0
193
8
12
0
0
0
93

212
366
61
859

371
16
207
300
50
0
2
0
226

114
0
198
30
14
0
0
0
94

- 69.3

78
141
0
262

655
29
100
1,049
344
6
30
0
405

225
276
232

25
2
23

205
198
204

144
107
138

142
156
144

225
274
232

203
191
201

162
107
154

-

148
258
566
810
170
195

46
0
28
0
22
49

71
71
202
465
105
160

71
86
155
562
118
142

71
86
508
25
92
144

73
100
566
278
121
184

75
120
368
464
138
158

63
115
188
S10
150
133

-r 16.0
-4.2
- 48.9
+ 74.6
+ 8.7
I 15.8

MINERALS:

Petroleum
Bituminous coal
Anthracite coal
Iron ore*
Copper
Lead
Zinc
Gold
_
Silver
Total

__

-8.5
-9.2
+ 7.2
+ 2.8

ANIMAL PRODUCTS (marketings):

Wool
Cattle and calves
Hogs.
Sheep
Eggs*
Poultry*.
Fish
Milk (New York),
Total

„
_
_
_

CROPS (marketings):

Grains—
Corn*--.
Wheat*
Oats*
Barley*
_
Rye*____;
Hice*
._
Total*..
_
Vegetables—
Potatoes (white)*
Sweet potatoes*
Tomatoes*
Onions*
Cabbage*
Celery*—_
Total*
Fruits—
Apples*
Peaches*
Citrus fruit*
Grapes*
Pears*
Watermelons*
Cantaloupes*
Strawberries*
Total*
Cotton products—
Cotton*. __
Cottonseed*
Total*...
Miscellaneous crops—
Hay*
Tobacco*
_.
Flaxseed*
Cane sugar*
Total*
Grand total, crops.




•Fluctuations between maximum and minimum hrgoly due to seasonal variations.-

-4.3
- 90.0
- 72.0
0.0
0.0
58. t
20.2
44.0
23.4

35
INDEXES OF BUSINESS—Continued.
EXPLANATION.
Maximum
All index numbers are relative to 1919 as 100, except since Tan
prices, which are relative to 1915, and unfilled
1, 1920.
orders, which are relative to 1920.

1923

Minimum
1, 1920.

1023

November. Dccembor. September.

October.

November. Dccembor.

IVx cent
ncn^isc (-4-) or
decrease ( ~ ) ,
Dec. from Nov.

PRODUCTION—Continued.
FOREST PRODUCTS:

Lumber
* - Pulpwood
_„
Gum (rosin and turpentine)
Distilled wood
Total

133
135
267
151
135

59
51
20
24
61

114
110
184
138
117

94
90
184
149
98

132
126
178
260
207
169
122
135
122
233
116

75
64
40
41
04
41
20
38
29
35
77

112
121
95
61
93
70
50
118
62
210
105

127
138
130

60
42
54

152
149
150

34

147
135
232

59
51

150

114
197

57

95
130
115

63

125
>85
220
94
125

131
•100
214
106
•132

12S
*90
185
110
2
119

99
90
201
98
3
102

- 10.8
- 0. 3
+ 8. 0
- 15.5
- 14.3

125
100
70
48
. 96
59
53
84
69
154
101

96
108
83
154
136
130
92
103
62
101
105

118
113
118
1
90
1
115
1
117
*75
119
73
158
2
107

1

128
104
89
*G5
1
100
1
100
l
G0
103
1
90
202
MOO

132
97
01
!
55
M02

+ 3.1

117
138
124

107
127
114

98
101
99

110
113
111

108
109
108

94
99
95

114
111
134

118

123
118
150
120

124
126
139

32

121
118
94
117

127

113

115
101
148
106

-f

9

112
122
71

129

94
184
110

125
194
137

99
187
115

- 10. S
- 11.4
- 15.4

63

79
109
97

70
101
91

100
90

99

98
88

09
82
77

5. 5
- 10. 3
- 12.5

121

69

112

104

96

107

105

103

140
163
188

40

83
145
154

117
152
118

119
163
162

269
118
157

21
21

186
105
137

269
116

122
157
59
219
70
141

110
162
152
107
100

124
124
200
126

53
48
61
69

103

102
73
129

126

23

127
275

38
86
79
71

85
105
186
138
135

119
128
147
125

50
75

96
115

64

102
107

79
239
221

2
29
20

144

58
37
68

115
90
111

94
90
106

6
199
99
148
102
112

153

98

136

142

140

153

139

30

101

S3

83

116

3

1

MANUFACTURING:

Foodstuffs—
Meats
-Wheat flour.
Sugar
Ice cream

_

Butter - - -

Cheese
Condensed milk
...
Glucose and starch
Oleomargarine
Rice
Total
Textiles—
Cotton (consumption)Wool (consumption)
Total
Iron and steel—
Pig iron
Steel ingots
Locomotives
TotaL._
Lumber—
Lumber
Flooring
Total
Leather—
Sole leather _ *
.
Boots and shoes
Total
- -_ __~
Paper and printing—

Total
Chemicals, etc,—
Coke
Petroleum products
Cottonseed oil*
Turpentine and rosin*
Wood distillation
Total

33

82

96
4

92

Stone, clay, and glass—

Brick

Glass bottles Cement*
Total -

__ _

.

77
169
109

148

97

119

131

200

211
136

145

75

*02
105
l
G2
158
2
100

73

79
111

213
88

!

- 0.7
- 31. 5
- 15.4

+ 2.0
14.0
+ 3.3
4- 1 9
-

- 13.0
- 9 . 2
12. 0

108

204
82
2
146

157

147

80
85
196
111

90
SO
199
116

78

67

>86
188

-

98
102
212
135
148

103

149

2

109

94

1.9
0.0

1.2
- 28.9

+ 90.7
- 18.0
-

0. 7

-

14. 1

*83

3

0. 9

- 9.0
4- 10. 4
- 0.2

110

100

31. 1
21. S
0.0

3.5

- 20.7
- 13.8

Metals, excepting iron and steel—

Copper smelting and refining
Zinc smelting and refining„
Enamel ware
Lead
Total
Tobacco—

156

176

Manufactured tobacco and

snuff
Cigars

Cigarettes
Total

-

Miscellaneous—
Shipbuilding
Automobiles
Rubber tires .
Prepared roofing
Total
Grand total, 65 commodities
ELECTRICAL POWER
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION (total)*—-

163
145
133

70

8
133

80

112
197
132
139

75
95
80
85
12
139
134

•Fluctuations between maximum and miuimum largely due to seasonal variations.
1
Estimated.




98
116
228
132
157

110
275
135
176

103

96
102
126
110

99

122
223
156

2.2
2.3
0. 0

74
83
100
88

147
113

125

~
-

22. 1
8 . 8
32.0
22. 1

129

95
91

121
142

5

2

11

222
112

8

190
107
124
99
111

184
115

145
113
121

3

+ 1.0
+ 5.2

-f-450. 0
- 3 . 2

98
101
104

4-7.5
- 21.0
4-2.0
- 0.2

149

153

111

102

4- 2.7
- 8.1

2

* Partly estimated.
* January, 1920; no other figures for 1920 available.

36.
INDEXES OF BUSINESS^Contimiedk
EXPLANATION.

Maximum Minimum

All index number* arc rrtatU r to W19 an 10<)t exceptsince Jan.
prictx, which nre Ttlnthc to 1913, and unfilled 1,11)20.
orders, which are trial ii* to WiO,

sincu Jaii.
1,1920.

1923

Per cent
ncrea^e (.+) or
decrease (—),
November, | December, ^September; October. | November. | December Dec. fro N
1922

STOCKS.
132
133
161
77
153

138
147
149
76
155

54

53

58

105
70
123
90
11.5
72
94

117
75
123
98
129
73
98

101
59
90
93

91
48'
QG
75
102
62
71

-9.9
- S.Q
- 26.7
- 19.4
- 8. 1
0.0
- 15.5

108

92

134

122

US

-

151
121
102
123
127
123

279
204
106
102
179.
1G2

151
102
170
143
140
127

180
137
190
152
138
139

176
149
187
141
134
131

331
214187
185
192
171

+ 88. 1
- 43.6
0.0
+ 31. 2
+ 43.3
+ 30.5

SO
101;

131
130

188
109-

112
139

148
146

142
149

202
124t

+ 42.3
- 16.8

300
181

97.
91

118
105

123

138
109

139
103

137
97

137
94

0.0
3. 1

243
2 IS
346
2S1
203
300
213
275
208
248

114
13t
171
17S
109
155
121
173
114
13S

143
143
192
218
133
185
127
179
122
150

145.
114
194
210
131
185
130
182
122
156-

144
147
202
176
144
182
128
1S3
121
154

144
148
199
172
142
182
129
1.83
120
153

146
148
201
167
141
181
130
176

US
152

145
147
203.
102
142
178
130
17,6
116
151

0.7
0.7
1.0
3.0
0. 1
1. 7
0.0
0.0
1. 7
0.7

249
311
21S
375
272
244
249
247

135
122

.103
152
KJS
118
14G
13S

1G6
100
129
207
209
13G
155
15G

167
161
128
210
208
135
157
156

158
103
131
196
176
139
158
154

155
172
122
197.
171
139
159
153

153
181
115.
101
105
13615S
152

+

240
272
207
21S

ii
102 i
125 !
142
134 i

154
179
115
1,96,
165
138
159
152

136
173
104
153

137
174.
105
153

144
176
163
158

150
181
163
158

147
196
163

148
199
1G3
157

+
+
-

0.7
1.5
0.0
0. 0

227

no. i

150

149,

142

143

146

144

-

1. 4

125
161«.
14.3:
72.'
120'

71

39
04
02
88
43
02

94
G7
94
SS
103
54
81

83'
5S
73
78'
99'
57,
72

40

110

331
2J4
190
IS")
192
171

84
117
109
100

202
154

114
108
1H
88
135

75;

131

Manufactured commodities

+ 4. 5
,
+ 10.5
-7.5
- 1.3
1.3

127
120
168
80
141

121
141
155
75
116

90
120
73
08

Total
l{uu*. foodstuffs
Haw. luutcrjuls for nuuiufucturcrs.
Manufactured foodstuffs. -

152
2S1
177
115
153

84
70
0050
S9

+

T T N F I J J L K D OHDEUS.
110

Total (based on 1920-^100)

9.4

WHOLESALE T R A D E .
(Value.)

117
78

Hardware
Shoes
Dry i£oods
..
Groceries
Drugs
Moat packing. TotaL

-HI
6284-

RETAIL TRADE.
MAIL-OIU)I;K HOUSES (-1 houses)
CHAIN STORKS;

Ten-cent (5 chains)
Music (1 crhains)
Grocery (32 clininri);
Drug (10 chains)
O>ar (Ii oliains)
.

.--

•SIji.u! (u chains)..

Sales (.'i;W stores)
j
Stocks (~\Su* stores)
j
P R I C E I N D E X NUM1SKKS. |

3. 3

(All price fntlex fiunihiTH rchifitv to I!>1.'I.) |
FA KM PHICKS:

Crops 0 5th of month)
Livestock (15th of month) —
WHOLKSAU: ritiCKs:

Department', of Labor—
Farm products
Food, etc
.
Clothe and clothing
Fuel and lightingj
Metals, and mel-nJ products
Building material
,._!
Chemicals
j
House-furnishing goods
j
M isct'l lauooup
All commodities _
Federal Ftt'scrcc Board (Department of Labor prices) —
Total raw products
Agricultural products.|
Animal products
I
Forest products
j
.Mineral products
j
Producers' goods
i
Consumers* goods
All commodities
Federal Reserve Board Index—
Goods imported
Goods exported,
All commodities
Dun's (1st of following mo.):
Bradstrcctfs (1st of, following
mo.)
s




-

0. 0
1.1
0.0
2. 6
0.0
1.4
0. 6
0.0

37
INDEXES OF BUSINESS—Continued.
EXPLANATION.
All imiex numbers are relative to liil'J us 1001 eicept Maximum
price*, which are relative to l?>!3f and unfilled sinofi Jan.
orders, which are relative to ID:O.

1HS2

Minimum

;

1, Jim

j

J December.

i

Oclol>cr,

i
i

I
November.•

i

ij inrmiM* {j ) or
j1 (t™:tr;i:;o(-),

SltlftJ J a n .

c^ lh<c. tunn Nov.

PBICE INDEX NUMBERS—
Continued.
219

COST OF LIVING, National

Conference Board:
Food
Shelter
Clothing
Fuel and light
Sundries
All items weighted

139

145

147

140

150

151

150

219
175
2S8
200
192
205

RETAIL PRICES, FOOD.

143
153
149
171
155

145
107
100
ISO
171
158

147
107
150
1S7
171
159

149
175
175
170
173
103

150
175
170
17S
173
104

151
ISO
174
170
171
105

150
ISO
175
170
171
105

0.7
0. 0
0. 0
0. 0
0. 0
0. 0

310
340

154
155
103

157
159
102

150
15S
104

158
15S
105

15S
100
100

101
109
171

170
177

+ 1.9
-I* (I. 0
-f 3. 5

.588
537
(370
300
a 320

300
283
501
154
100

352
329
59G
154
109

302
337
5S0
155
170

424
408
509
155
181

421
409
503
153
182

410
420
571
151
183

402
420
577
150
183

20.3
27'J
236
218

102
144
140
170

104
147
102
178

105
147
J<il
170

103
148
172
174

103
147
171
174

104
145
173
177

104
143

-

0.0
1. 1

179

+

1. 1

* 321
313

183
171

188
172

183
173

210

212

209

210

-f

0. 5

-

0.7

Industrial

,

FOKKICSN WHOLESALE I'lilCES:

United Kingdom—
British Hoard T r a d e . ,
London Economist
U. S. Fed. Kes. lid
France—
Gen. Stat. Bureau
U. S. Fed. Res. Bd
Italy (Bttchi)
Sweden
Switzerland
Canada—
Canadian Dept. Labor
U. S. Fed. Res. Bd
Australia
India (Calcutta)
Japan—
Bank of Japan
U. S. Fed. Res. Bd




• Partly estitnate'1.

* .Siuc(? January, 1021.

+
-f
+
-

3. 0
1. •!
1- 1
0. 7
0. 0

38

TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS.
The following table contains a summary of the monthly figures, designed to show the trend in important industrial and commercial movements. The numerical data for the latest months are given and in addition index numbers for the last four months
and for two corresponding months of a year ago. In many lines thefiguresdo not lend themselves readily to statistical uniformity,
due to lateness of their publication or publication at other than monthly intervals; therefore the following explanations of the
various headings are offered to make clear such distinctions and in general to facilitate the use of the table:
November, 1928.—This column gives the November figures corresponding to those for December shown in the next column—
in other words, cover the previous month.
December, 1928.—In this column are given the figures covering the month of December, or, as in the case of stocks, etc., the
situation on December 30 or January 1.
• , « .A *.
m
Corresponding month, November, 1922, or December, 1922— Thefiguresin this column present the situation exactly a year previous to'those in the "December, 1923," column (that is, generally December, 1922), but where no figures are available
for December, 1923, the November, 1922,figureshave been inserted in this column for comparison with the November,
1923, figures.
Cumulative total through latest month.—These columns set forth, for those items that properly can be cumulated, the cumulative totals for the calendar years 1922 and 1923, respectively, except where the December, 1923, figures are lacking, in
which case the cumulative total for eleven months in each year is given.
Percentage increase (+) or decrease ( - ) cumulative, 1923 from 1922.—-This column shows the per cent by which the cumulated
total for the twelve months ending December, 1923, is greater (+) or less (—) than the total for the corresponding period
ended December, 1922.
Base year or period.—For purposes of comparison with a previous more or less normal period, all items, so far as possible, are
related to such a period by* index numbers. The period taken for each item, called the base, is the monthly average of
the year or period stated in this column. Wherever possible, the year 1913 is taken as a base, and if no pre-war figures
are available, 1919 is usually taken to avoid using a war year as a basis. In some c ases it will be noted that figures were
not available prior to 1920 or even 1921, and that sometimes a month, or an average of a few months, has to be used
rather than a year's average. Also, for some industries, 1919 would not be a proper base on account of extraordinary
conditions in the industry and therefore some more representative year has been chosen.
Index numbers.—In order to visualize the trend of each movement, index or relative numbers are given for the last four months
and for two corresponding months of a year ago. These index numbers are computed by allowing the monthly average
for the base period, usually 1913 or 1919, to equal 100. If the movement for a current month is greater than the base
the index number will be greater than 100. If the converse is true the index number will be less than 100. The difference
between 100 and any index number gives at once the per cent increase or decrease compared with the base period. Index
numbers may also be used to compute the approximate per cent increase or decrease from one month to the next.
Percentage increase (-f) or decrease (—) December from November.—The last column shows the per cent increase or decrease
of tlie figure for the last month compared with the preceding month.
Per
cent
increase

NUMERICAL DATA.

NOTE.—Detailed tables covering all items are
given in this number. Consult index at end
of bulletin.
In many cases January figures are now
available and may be found in the special
table on page 32, or in the detailed tables
for each subject, pp. 57 to 216,

November,
1923.

December,
1923.

Corresponding
month,
November or
December.
1922.

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
THROUGH
LATEST MOXTH.

1922

1923

Per
cent
Increase

INDEX NUMBERS.

or decrease

BASE
TEAR
OR
PEKIOD.

1923

Nov. Dec.

cumulative
1923
from
1922.

192-2

Sept. Oct. Nov. Doc.

or decrease
Dec.
from
Nov.

TEXTILES.
Wool.
Receipts at Boston:
Domestic
thous. of lbs..
Foreign
thous. of lbs..
Total
thous. of lbs..
Imports, unmanufactured
thous. of lbs..
Consumption by textile mills,
grease equivalent
thous. of lbs..
Machinery activity hourly:
Looms, wide
per ct. of hour3 active..
Looms, narrow
per ct. of hours active..
Looms,
carpet and rug.. .per ct. of hours active..
Eots of cards
per ct. of hours active" *
Combs
per ct. of hours active..
Spinning spindles—
Woolen
per ct. of hours active..
Worsted
per ct. of hours active..
Machinery activity (percentago of total):
Woolen
spindles
per ct. of activo to total..
Worsted
spindles
per ct. of active to total..
Wido looms
per ct. of active to total..
Narrow looms... .per ct. of active to total..
Carpet looms
per ct. of active to total.
Prices:
Raw, Ohio,
I blood unwashed
dolls, per lb
Raw, territory fine,
scoured
dolls, per lb
Worsted yarn
dolls, perlb
Wool, dress goods
dolls, per y d . .
Men's suitings
dolls, per y d . .
Cotton.
Production
(monthly estimate)
G Innings*..
Receipts into sight
Imports, unmanufactured

through3a# l?



thous. of bales
thous. of bales..
thous. of bales
bales."

8,202
3,474
11,676
9,815

15,511
4,952
20,463*
11,797

7,855
34,788
42,643
45,817

190,907
242,857
433, 765
375,951

145,132
271,966
417,098
394,251

50,279

45,452

58,367

654,125

641,607 -

77.0
74.1

84.5
73.3

1921
1921

116
114

123
115

113
105

84.5
93.3
85.4

71.2
6.5.9
71.4
87.4
83.3

S3.3
94.4
U03.8

1921
1921
1921

163
131
125

162
132
116

SS.7
83.0

SO. 7
74.2

90.5
9S.6

1921
1921

125
114

82

SI

85

1913

109

S2
77

77
73
79
S6

89
81
S3
So

SO

.48

.51
1.34
1.650
1.035
3.690

10,081

9,762
2 9,648
1,510
68,547

0,811
2,135
16,564

Z

I;TO7

35,601

89.1
42.5
75.3
20.2

114

103 _

9.6

111
116

112
116

103 _ 0.8
103 - 11.2

158
131
90

164
130
97

165
130
96

139 - 15.8
122 - 6.4
93 _ 3.1

126
120

124
101

122
100

123
101

112 91 _

110

108

109

106

105 -

0.9

111
104
110
126

104 99 108 _

C.3
4.8
1.8
0.0

1913
1913
1913
1913

71
412
168
214

58
659
227
362

77
60
74
62

32
60
40
76

61
66
62
78

1.9

1921

143

132

106

117

i

115
94
109
93

8.2
9.9

1913
1913
1913
1913

122
109
112
' 124

129
109
114
125

112
104
110
124

114
104
111
127

1913

204

204

188

188

192

204 +

6.3

1913
1913'
1913
1913

i
|

1.40
1.650
.950
3.420

10,248

s

+
+
+
+

24.0
12.0
3.8
4.9

.51

1.30
1.650
1.035
3.690

+
4-

244
212
-169
221

228
212
184
239

228
212
184
239

235 +
212
184
239

3.1
0.0

246
212
169
221

232
219
184
239

1909-13
11,819
372,099

a ide hours and leave an excess
P ! S : C U m U l a t i V 0 tOtal '°r m Crop y e a r ^ " ^

11,217 — 5.6
375,158 + 0.8 I
Au ust

*

78

75

83

85

79

1913
1913

179
244

126
338

124
33

197
37

177
82

< 1 9 « . t° * * » * l. «M; **»**«

126

0.0
0.0

77 _ 1.6
142 - 20.6
175 +114.9

colunms contain cumulative*

39
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued.
NUMERICAL DATA.
NOTE.—Detailed tables covering all items are
given in this number. Consult index at end
of bulletin.
In many cases January figure ft are now
available and may be found in the special
table on page 32, or in the detailed tables
for each subject, pp. 57 to 21G.

November,

T E X T I L E S~Continued.
Cot ton—Continued.
Exports, unmanufactured
(incl. limers)
bales., 770,002
Consumption by textile mills
bales., 531,631
Stocks, ond of month:
£,854
Total domestic ginned
thous. of bales..
1,43S
Mills
thous. of bales.
3,771
Warehouses
thous. of bales.,
1,045
Elsewhere (computed)
thous. of bales..
World visible,
3,220
American
thous. of bales.
Manufactured goods:
37,-159
Cotton cloth exports
thous. of sq, yds.
Fabric consumption
7,939
by tiremfrs
thous. of lbs..
Elastic webbing sales thous. of yds.,
9,979
Fine cotton goods:
Production
pieces., 4Cl,<806
390,913
Sales
pieces.
Cotton finishing:
Orders received, grey yardage—
36,910
White goods
*
thous. of yds..
36,459
Dyed goods
thous. of yds..
9,201
Printed goods
thons. of yds.,
91,829
Total
.thous. of yds.,
Billings, finished goods (as produced)—
White goods
thous. of yds..
36,130
41,011
Dyed goods
thous. of yds.,
10, OSS
Printed goods
thous. of yds.,
97,531
Total
thous. of yds..
Shipments, finished goods—
16.237
*White goods
cases..
8,590
Dyed goods
cases..
2,226
Printed goods
cases.,
46,548
Total
cases..
Stocks, finished goods—
12,540
Whito goods
cases..
6,90S
DycJ goods
cases.
2,303
Printed goods
cases.,
49,017
Total
cases.,
66
Operating activity.. .per cent of capacity..
Machinery activity of spindles:
34,101
Active spindles
thousands.,
8,015
Total activity
millions of hours.,
213
Activity per spindle
hours..
06.6
Per cent of capacity
per cent..
Prices:
.310
Raw cotton to producer 5 .. - .dolls, per lb..
.350
Haw cotton, New York
dolls, per lb..
.510
Cotton yam
dolls, per l b . .
.079
Print cloth.
dolls, per yd.,
.128
Sheeting
*
dolls, per yd.,
Clothing:
Men's and boys' garments c u t 534,605
Men's suits, wool
number.
76,799
Men's suits, other
number.
Men's separate trousers,
630,232
wool
number.
Men's separate trousers,
other
number., 431,116
292 r 206
Men's overcoa ts
number.
Boys' suits and separate
420,077
pants
number.
74,353
Boys' overcoats and reefers-. .number.
Work clothing:
170,202
Cut
dozens.
168,051
Sales
dozens.
4,562
Cancellati ons
dozens.
221,320
Stocks, end of month
dozens.
Knit underwear:
779,400
Production
dozens.
631
Orders received
thous. of dozens 717,300
Shipments
dozens.
22,500
Cancellations.
dozens.
Unfilled orders, end of
2,268
month
thous. of dozens.
Raw Silkimports.
deliveries (consumption)
Stocks, end of month
Price, Japanese, N. Y
.*

thous. of lbs.
bales.
bales..
dolls, perlb..

December,
1923.

Corresponding
month,
November or
December,
1922.

845,581
461,560

607,853
529,312

6,140
1,623
3,520

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
THROUGH
LATEST MONTH.

1922

1923

or decrease
(-)
cumulative
1923
from
1922.

5,291,800 | - 13.5
6,513,695 .+ 7.0

•4,069

990
3,405
34,824
8,3S7
8,752

448,701
271,519

6,114,313
G,0S7,530

lusn

1,2S6

lVr

mit
increase
<+ )

1922

TEAK
OR
PERIOD,

or <locrcuso

Dec.

1913
1913

1914
1913
1913
1914

7,272
1,917

from
Nov.

Sept. Oct. Nov.

100

no
mo

+ fl.S
- 3.2
- 10.4

218
156

us
120
191
127
2)3
199

-

110

ion

2.9
0.5
31). 8
5.5

1913

125

101

'1913

121

100

-

r.. a

6.5

1921
1919

135
100

119
6S

+

5.0

4,-Vi, 785 4,-029,258
391,4S0 4,333,086

5,265,132
13.7
4,138,267 !- 4.5

1919
1919

107
88

114

120
SS

-

2.S
30.5

408,946 + 2.8
419,287 + 15.0
127,388
1,09S, 051 - 11.8
4- 4.5
415,402 + '3.6
24. 4
449,336
140,501 !+ 5.5
1,141,181 + 10.3

* 1921
* 1921
* 1921
« 1921

112
150
107
122

100
131
85
107

-

5.0
10.2

M921
* 1921
* 1021
U921
* 1921
•1021
*1921
* 1921

123
137
103
122

117
153
101
107

+
-

116
155
91
122

110
159
76
124

+ 4.1
- 0.8
- 23.1
+ 0.1

3,S12
41,307

580,957

464,462 — 20.9

9,501
•14,260

111, OSS
•1G.V33S

118,338

34, 738
30,561
7,282
81,041

33,622
38.347
13,185
96,558

397,667
390,550
144,453
1,050,595

38,499
36,931
9,323
94,824

•37,972
40,515
13,638

-100,941
301,081
133,236
1,034,179

106,716

194,472
112,327
23, S54
577,386

- 12.3

- 21.4
- 11.7
6.6
99
7.6
2.8

16,903
8,518
1,711
46,5S6

18,393
12,577
2,223
5o, 704

11,790
8,271
2,376
49,506
03

9,745
6,26S
2,549
45,816
74

^ 1921
«1921
* 1921
«192l
* 1921

147
151
69
127
120

134
161
85
127
114

+
4-

34,045
7,139
190
86. S

34,976
8,22S
221
101.2

1913
1922
1922

113
113
112

114
107
106

- 0.1
- 10.9
- 10. S
- 10.1

. 245
. 257
.400
.077
• .120

1913
1913
1913
1913
1913

204
201
1S6
223
196

2.3
4.4
+ 2.5
+. 3.9

.321
.358
.501
.081
.133

173,800
111,004
2li, 053
540,123

+
+
-I-

11.9
0.6
19.6
6.9

+

0.0
19.7
0.7
0.1
4.5

8.4
25.2

96,125
431,719

-

32.1

424,304
99,369

-

l.G
00.0

504.898
16,057

+ 20.2
- 78.4

143, GS5
133,434
. 2,782
241,336

- 15.6
! - 20.0
- 39.0

• 717,300
1,039
602,400
35,100

549,000
1,144
546,300
8,100

7,533,900
9,426
7,703,100
167,400

8,425,800
8,334
8,856,000
234,000

+
+
+

11.8
11.6
15.0
39.8

1920
• 1920
•1920
«192O
•1920

2,866

2,524
5,428
31,042
49,174
S. 232

57,896
367,620

62,031 +
358,417 -

7.840

5,006
23,274
40,959
7.742

51,251
34,199

48,671
•33,246

37,613
-37,045

522,216
273,778

600,062 + 14.9
16.6
310,357

6,028
25,225
35,308

INDKX XILMBEKS.

Per
cent
increase

7.1
2.5

1913
U920
J920
1013

m
113
1,006 1,133
119
137
17
29

113
,500
154
22

131
592
143
41

502

527

403

455

1,020
144

+
,+

8.0
04.6
7.7
56.0

570 + 26.4

212
179 - 15.5
1S4
200 190
159
141
131 I - 7.7
145
199
174
151
64
SO + 15.7
C9
96
92
53
216.8 226.2 209.3 215.4 215.4 212.7 - 1.3

Burlap and Fiber.
Imports:
Burlap
Fiber (unmanufactured)

thoiis. of lbs..
long tons..

* Average for fiscal year ending June 30.
* Eleven months7 average, January to November, inclusive.
1
As of first of following month.
* Relative to six months' average, July to December, inclusivet
1
Relative to eleven months' average, February to December, Inclusive,




1900-13
1909-13

162
93

111
129

133
49

137
67

143
116

- 5.0
-r 2.3

40
TREND OP BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued.
NUMERICAL DATA.
OTE.—Detailed tables covering all items are
pi von in this number. Consult Index at end
of bulletin.
In many case* January figures are now
available and may be found in the special
table on page 32, or in the detailed table*
for vavh aubject,j>p, 57 to 216.

Novomber,
1923.

December,
1928.

Corresponding
month,
November or
December,
1922.

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
THROUGH
LATEST MONTH.

C+)

or decrease

(-)

1922

Per
cent
in*
crease
(+)
or decrease

Per
cent
icreasel

1923

cumulative
1923
from
1922.

BASE
YEAR
OB

1923

1922

PERIOD.

ft

Nov.

Sept.

from
NOT.

TEXTILES—Continued.
Pyroxylin Coated Textiles.
Pyroxylin spread
Snipmrnts billed:
Lljrht Roods
Heavy poods
Unfilled orders, end of month:
LiRht poods
Heavy goods

2,05S

17.8

55-1,227 602,904
linear yds.
linear yds. .,319,041 ,080,157

8.8
18.1

linear yds., 525,330
linear yds.. ,526,399

533,661
,533,549

1.6
0.5

lbs..
lbs.,

112,535
526,110

108,767
608,607

3.4
3.3

dozens..
dozens. .
dozens..

46,040
62,495
31,783

48,531
50,346
43,121

5.4
19.4
35.7

thous. of lbs.

F u r - F e l t Huts.
Fur:
Consumption
Stocky, end of month
Hats:
Formed
Orders booked
Surplus bales, end of month

2,503

METALS.
Iron Ore a n d Pig Iron*

Iron ore:
Movement through Sault Stc. Mario
Can il
thous. of short tons..
StocksTotal
thous. of tons
A t furnaces
thous. of tons..
On Lake Krie docks
thoaq. of tons..
Consumption
thous. of tons..
Pi? iron, production
thous. of long tona..
Furnaces in blast:
Funnco
number.,
C;ip;idty
long tons per day.,
Merchant pit; iron:
Production
thous. of long tons.
Sale.*
thous. of long tons.,
Shipments
.....thouti. of long tons.,
Unfilled orders
thous. of long tons.
Stocks, merchant
furmces
thous. of long tons.
Stocks, steel plants.. ..thous. of long tons.
Ohio pmy-in>n foundries:
Meltings
long lorn.
Melt ings
per cont of normal.
Receipts of iron
long tons.
Stocks
long tons.
"Wholesale prices:
Foundry No. 2,
Northern
dolls, per long ton.
Basic Valley furnace.dolls, per ton long.
Composite pig iron
dolls, per long ton.
Malleable eastings:
Production
tons.
Shipments
tons!
Orders booked
tons
Operating activity
pcrct. of capacity."
Ctst Iron pipe:
Production
tons.
Shipments
tons.
Now orders
,
tons.
Crude Steel.
fite-cl Ingots, production
thous. of long tons.
Steel castings:
Toi *1 bookings
short tons
Rn.Hrond specialties.
short tons]
Miscellaneous bookings
short tons
Unfilled orders, U. S. Steel Corp.,
cud of month
thous. of long tons
Earnings, U, S. Steel Corp
thous. of dolls.
Finished Iron a n d Steel.
Sheets, blue, black, and galvanized:
Production (actual)
short tons.
Production
per ct. of capacity.
Sliipments
short tons.
Sales
short tons
Unfilled orders
short tons
StocksTotal
short tons.
Unsold
short tons
"Wholesale prices:
Stcei billets, Bessemer.dolls, per long ton.
Iron and steel
dolls, per long ton "
Composite steel
dolls, per 100 lbs
Composite finished steel.dolls, per 100 lbs..
Structural steel beams...dolls, per lOOlbs..




59,187 + 40.4

1913

46

118

106

67

(it)

99.8

62,295 + 54.8
40,034 + 48.9

8 1919
s 1919
8
1919
8 1919
1913

144
153
122
109
111

123
137
86
120
122

135
148
100
119
123

140
153
10S
110
113

127
138
93
111
114

9.8
10.1
8.9
0.9
0.D

1913
1913

90
116

95
122

91
118

86
112

SO
112

0.0
0.1

1914
1914
1914
1914

102
72
112
57

120
91
117
57

121
76
120
47

114
297
110
97

112
60
121
Sfi

1.9
70.7
10.4
11.0

1914
1921

25
25

102
78

109
85

118
80

121
85

2.9
6.7

1922
1921
1922
1922

134
122
100
96

154
133
15(3
102

170
131
200
110

165
136
1G8
100

120
110
140
107

27.3
19.1
16.8
1.2

5,364

11

11

42,836
34,080
8,757
4,441
2,S94

38,635
SO,654
7,981
4,470
2,021

39,866
30,632
9,234
4,845
3,087

231
94,345

231
94,265

253
100,400

431
981
366
1,266

423
199
404
1,127

428
S07
378
1,155

896
150

922
160

231
77

20,051
70.20
13,855
23,658

14,571
5.706
11,534
23,933

14,929
61.02
13,179
18,245

23. 65
20.88
22.49

23.76
21.00
22.80

27.40
24.81
26.73

47,112
44,215
34,817
40.2

44,586
41,328
40,S00
47.1

5.4
6.5
17.2
4.3

80,945
73,080
142,430

63,714
59,434
188,077

21.3
18.7
32.0

42,157

40,254

3,234
4,325
3,967

5,917 + 83.0
4,886 + 12.9
5,229 + 31.8

7

146,190
98,760

245,90S

68.3

193,336 + 95.8

1913
1913
1913

0.5
0.G
1.4

166
169
168

3,114

2,844

3,300

34,568

43,229 + 25.1

1013

131

131

113

39,660
12,916
26,744

41,098
15,182
25,910

68,889
28,271
40,618

795,059
399,174
395,885

868,019 + 9.2
380,000 - 4 . 8
488,019 + 23.3

1920
1920
1920

137
119
152

81
04
07

4,369
17,287

4,445
14,072

6,746
9,323

101,645

179,651 + 76.7

1313
1913

114
82

99:
07
85
12c

7d
163

188,144
67.0
199,836
105,491
280,013

155,229
58.8
188,COO
349,446
445,167

205,239
80.4
210,266
399,624
505,766

120
111
12G
284
73

108
9i
12C
18
5C

132
105
134
131
45

112,185
45,561

104,062
44,146

120,000
27,500

1920
1920

107
492

102
95
53C 1,286

40.00
42.81
3.02
2.78
2.50

40.00
43.03
3.02
2.78
2.50

36.50
40.53

1913
1913
1913
1913
1913

142
154
149
147
132

16
1'

2.57
2.44
2.00

2,290,370

2,674,846

2,190,230
2,446,43f

2,769,874 + 26.5
2,562,997 + 4.

16.8

1920
1920
1920
1920
1920

14!
121
134
123

r
16
161

155
167
176
167
1G6

15:

Hi
9:
Hi

ir

41
10C
81

75
123

-

8.7

, 3.6
:+ 17.5
3.1
+
-

1.7
1.8

91 - 17.5
81 - 12.2
110 I - 5.6
248 +111.2
65 + 59.0
93
790
155
163
176
167
166

-

7.2
3.1
0.0

+ 0.5
0.0
0.0
0.0

41
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued.
Per
cent
(increase]

NUMERICAL DATA.
NOTE.—Detailed tables covering all items aro
given in this number. Consult index at end
of bulletin.

In many cases January figures are now Novemavailable and may be found in the special . ber,
table on page 32, or in the detailed tables
1928.
for each subject, pp. 57 to 216.

December,
1923.

. Corresponding
month,
November or
December,
1922.

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
THROUGH
LATEST MONTH.

1922

1923

(+)

or decrease

(-)

cumulative
1923
from
1922.

I N D E X NUMBERS.
BASE
YEAR
OR
PERIOD.

1922

Por
cent
in--

15)23
or decrease-

Doc,

lept. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Dec.
from
Nov.

METALS—Continued.
Iron a n d Steel P r o d u c t s .
Locomotives:
ShipmentsTotal
number..
Domestic
number..
Foreign
number..
Unfilled ordersTotal
number..
Domestic
number..
Foreign
number..
Freieht cars: Orders, domestic
number..
Foundry equipment:
S<iles
dollars..
Shipments
dollars..
Uuniled orders
dollars..
Vessel construction:
Completed during month—
Total
gross tons..
Steel seagoing
gross tons..
Building or under contract, end of mo.—
Merchant vessels
thous. of gross tons..
Steel barrels and drums:
Shipments
barrels..
Production
per ct. of capacity..
Unfilled orders
barrels..
New orders
barrels..
Structural steel, fabricated:
Sales (prorated)
short tons.
Sales
.per ct. of capacity.
Shipments...'
per ct. of capacity.
Steel furniture, shipments
thous. of dolls.

3,189 + 150.3
2,985 +182.7
204 - G.4

1913
1920
1920

52
131
17

69
170
18

109
2S5
25

98
245
33

108 + 10.0
277 + 13.0
27 - 17.2

99,377 :- 44.9

122
108
28
17G

120

180,455

1920
1920
1920
1920

52
73
8
48

29
41
5 - 37.1
101 MOO. 9

291,208
234,676
438,830

3,217,201
2,935,728

4,753,834 + 47.8
4,554,098 + 55.1

1922
1922
1922

98
102
94

22
221
108
90
119

89
323
18
9
92
134
117

100
108
118

150 + 50.4
142 + 31.4
139 + 17.4

38,860
19,046

43,294
3,785

338,950
158,864

2S9,1S2 - 14.7
117,291 - 10.2

191C
191G

00
14

94
14

45
32

40
32

14
3

84 +490.9

102

15S

252

1916

21

20

13

13

13

164,562
30.0
385,430
108,374

144,648
29.1
379,008
50,505

201,319
38.7
424,107
155,166

2,308,035
2,109,478

1,793,064 - 15.0

1021
1021
"1921
1920

173
213
105
105

ISO
222
181
97

147
172
143
76

158
104
173
10S

137
176
164
OS

6.4
5.1
1.7
- 53.4

132,500
53

202,500
SI
SO
1,45(5

150,000
CO

1,923,100

1,937,500 +

0.7

1013
1013

12S
98

157
120

130
104

120
90

139
10G

+ 52.8
+ 52.8

1,370

12,928

10,474 + 27.4

1919

133

152

140

150

143

. ^208
131,099

1,563
724,912

1,404 - 0 . 3
730,440 + 0.8

1919
1010

299
270
29

329
305
24

210
194
16

691
G56
35
5,050

387
365
22
10,600

1,592
1,498
94
23,255

267,424
265,211
437,290

418,223
348,544
513,337

6,576
923

1,339

1,274
1,056
218

2,410,256

+

4.4

irs

+ 100.3
-

160 +

2.5

S.7

Machinery.
Mechanical stokers:
Sales
number.
50
. ^ales
horsepower.
10,241
Agricultural pump shipments:
Total
thous. of dolls.. 545, 792
Pitcher, hand, etc
number. io 40,450
Power pumps
number..
3,040
Steam, power, and centrifugal pumps:
New orders
thous. of dolls..
1,001
Shipments
thous. of dolls.
1,406
Uniilled orders
thous. of dolls.,
3,526
Patents issued:
Total, all classes
number.
3,147
Agricultural implements
number.
48
Internal-combustion engines
number.
62

73
32,517

+ 46.0
+ 100.2

250

482,213
37,953
2,560

545,398
48,744
3,035

6,073,225
56,722
34,577

7,114,145 + 17.1
597,045 + 5.4
40,131 + 10.1

1919

87

970
1,302
2,834

1,515
1,365
4,438

13,878
12,374

17,504 + 20.0
18,377 + 48.5

1919
1919
1919

84

3,071
46
48

2,974
40
39

38,414
590
587

38,634
592
710

+ 0.6
+ 0.3
+ 21.0

1913
1913
1913

107
44
70

987,705
728,195

1,476,050 + 49.5
799,712 + 9.8

1913
1913
1913

100
79
87

- 11.6
- 0.2
ll- 15.8

OS

89

62
123
79

69
130
05

04
109
59

5S - 8.0
100 - 3.1
47 - 10.6

105
51

90
39
142

126
01
loO

111
01
111

109 !U 2.4
5 S ! ~ 4.2
112 ! - 22.0

103
71
90

123
98
85

132
107
80

91
10C>

74

NONFERROUS M E T A L S .
Copper a n d Brass.
Copper:
Mine production
thous. of lbs..
Exports
thous. oflbs..
Wholesalo price, electrolytic, .dolls, per lb
Brass faucets:
Orders received
number of pieces..
Orders shipped
number of pieces..
Tubular plumbing sales:
Quality
number of pieces
Value
dollars.!
Zinc.
Production
Stocks, end of month
Receipts, St. Louis
Shipments, St. Louis
ffiice, slab, prime western

127,411
72,201
.128

128,193
70.356
. 129
'

104,675
50,302
.141

502,800
394,79S

476,516
319,072

379,008
224,313

201,190
214,261

367,458
2S9,915

281,582
240,100

thous. oflbs..
thous. oflbs
thous. of lbs..
thous. oflbs.. 1
dolls, per l b . .

88,560

92,970
75,156
29,418
18,038
.066

85,082
36,504
17,328
16,046
.074

long tons.
long tons.
long tons
thous. oflbs.
dolls, per lb.

1,072
19,520
6,785
11,330
.444

1,052
21,011

3,704
25,000
4,870
10,043
,377

12G i
.
108 j +
82 : +

ci;sos
13,004
12,325
.007

0.0

5.3
0.3

,- 5.2
- 19.2
+ 40.7

747,356

1,062,404 + 42.2

218,407
24-4,104

257,588 + 17.9
213,000 - 12.5

1913
1913
1913
1913
1913

139
4S
05
01
129

148
45
03
59
12

135
50
46
3S
117

146
63
57
52
114

1913
1913
1913
1913
1913

140
204
132
94
S2

192
201
133
174
84

122
160
124
98
93

191
100
151
37
93

1921
1913
1913
1913

14!
242
110
IGo

141
25:
73

144
121

HO

155

7tj
49
43
115

101
92
100
64
113

+ 5.0
+ 21. G
+115.3
+ 40.4
1.5

Tin.
Stocks, end of month:
United States
World visible supply
t
deliveries (consumption).
wnports
Wholesale price, pig tin

•4,810

12,577
.471

57,460
134,703

Lead.
production
index number..
202,856
13,805
10,727
7,745
Receipts, St. Louis
thous. of lbs..
111,524
0,382
9,285
10,729
Shipments, St. Louis
thous. oflbs...
.073
.070
.069
Wholesale price, pig, desilverized.dolls. per l b . J
* Six m o n t h s ' average, July to December, inclusive.
• Figures are incomplete, owing to failure of two or three companies to report.




70,154 + 22.1
154,098 + 14. S

126,600 - 37. G
87,556 - 21.5

»o Revised.

s:
1G1

10S
101
150

185
11!

141
14]
123
15

80
170 ,+
131 - 29.1
132 '+ 10.9
105 + 6.1

137
190
100
173

: - 2.8
+ 38.5
i - 13.5
!

42
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued.
Per
cent
increase

NUMERICAL DATA.
NOTE.—Detailed tables covering all items are
given in ihis number. Consult index at end
of buiietin.
In many cases January figures are now
available and may be found in the special
table on page 32, or in the detailed tables
for each subject, pp. 57 to 216.

November,
1928.

Corresponding
month,
November or
December,
1922.

December,
1923.

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
THROUGH
LATEST MONTH.

or decrease

(-)

cumulative
1923
from
J922.

1922

192ft

40-1,514
11,024

545,821 -j- 3 4 . 9
19,155 j + 73.8

INDEX NUMBERS.
BASE
YEAH
OR
PERIOD.

Per
(rent
incroaso

(

1923

1922

Nov. Dec.

v

or decrease
(-)
Dec.
from
Nov.

Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Ft;EI, AND POWER.
foal a n d Coke.
Production
thons. of short tons..
K.vpori s
thous. of Jong tons..
Prii.v>—
Mine average, spot.dolls. ]>er short ton.
Y1-" holes:* lv. Kruiavhfl. f. 0. b.
Cinciiin;;f.i
dolls, per short ton.,
iu-taii, v hkago...dolls, per sliori ton..
Anthracite:
production
thons. of short tons.,
S* oeUs, di.:!:rib. points.1,hous. of long tons.
Kxpovis
thous. of long tons.
Prices
Wholesale, ckestniii, N. V
dolls.per long ton.
X. Y
'. .dolls, per short ton.

42,940
1,253
2.23
3. 89
8. 75
7,740
1,244
309

40.105
1,078

40,450
1,409

123
130

10s

101 !'-

114
ISA

i
i7t; ji- 2.7

177
1S2

154 '.'•.- 12.9
181 ::- 0.5

114
147

117
134

101

1918

334

33(5

195

183

1913
1913

2.17

291
225

208 i 177
225 !i .181

177
182

1013

112

1000-13

152

HI I
0
i
133 !

38
28
61

114
40
139

102
47
128

0.5

ji

3.39 i|
8.71

5. S9
10. <2
!

7,971
11J1
329

8 , •];;•)
.137

11.48

11.48

10. 64

1913

19S

200 !J 210

210

210

21li ;j

14. 58

14. 50

14. 54

1913

198

209 ': 208

209

209

20s

1,103

1,0(53

1,233

8,039

17,960 i + 123.4

1913

41

44 j 49

40

39

2,942
49

2,999
45

3,003
.123

28, -197

37,527 |i+ 31.7
1,102 ij+142.1

1913
1909 13

270
52

289 i! 294
168 :i 130 i

293
107

278
07

1 ) 2 1 ; - 8.2

3.81

4.00

1913

295

2SZ

156

164 j : -i- 42.3

232

245

52,721

95,230 | + 8 0 . 6

2,306

Coke:

Production, beehive..thous. of short tons.
Jnxiuciion,
by-product
thous. of short tons.
K\ ports.:
thous. of long tons.
Price, furnace,
<'onnell>\ iiie
dolls, per short ton.

no

1013
1909-13

4,545 \\-\- 92.1

45

177

105 |i-i-

54 U
114

L'»
\.

v> >
;

•— 10. rt

l!

O.D
-

0. r,

38 ;— 3.11

Petroleum.
Crude pol.roleum:
Production.
thous. of bbls.
Stock?, end of monih:
TotiU (comparable)
thous. of bbls.
Days' supply
number.
'lank farms "and pipe
iines
thous. of bbls.
Pefuiories
thous. of bbls.
Imports
thous. of bbls.
Consumption
thous. of bbls.
Shipments from Mexico
thous. of bbls.
Price, KaTLSiis-Okiahoma...dolls, per bbl.
Oil wells completed
number.
Gasoline:
Production
thous. of gals.
Experts
thous. of gals.
Domestic consumption
thous. of gals.
Stocks, end of month
thons. of gals.
Kerosene oil:
Production
thous. of gals.
Stocks
thous. of gals.
Gas: and fuel oil:
Production
thous. of gals.
Stocks
thous. of gals.
Lubricating oil:
Production
thous. of gate.
Stocks
thous. of gals.
AUTOMOBILES.
Production:
Passenger cars
number.
f
rrucks.
number.
Shipments:
By railroads?
carloads.
Driveaways
number of machines.
By boat
number of machines.,
Internal revenue taxes collected on:
Passenger automobile and
motor cycles
thous. of dolls.
Automobile trucks and
wagons
thous. of dolls.,
Automobile accessories
and parts
thous. of dolls.
RUBBER.
Crude:
Imports
thous. of lbs.
Consumption by tire mfrs... thous. of lbs.
Wholesale price. Para, N. Y.doils. per lb.
Si.ocks, United Kingdom
long tons.
Pneumatic tires:
Production
thousands.
SI ocks, end of month
thousands
Shipments, domestic
thousands.
Inner tubes:
1' roduction
th oi isands..
Stocks, end of month
thousands..
Shipments, domestic
thousands

Solid Urns:

Production
Stocks, and of month
Shipments, domestic
" Revisod.




thousands..
thousands..
thousands!!

10 64,829
!" 333,036
>331,077
33', 012
w 0. OS")
6014i 2
11', 97-1
1. 050
1,007

5S,802 ;| io 50,642
335,912

725,702

!
i:+ 30.2 j | 1913

26J,57S
143

1913
1919

323

312
302 i
13.1 i

252 j
127 j

313

310 31S
130 141

320

!•• 0 . 7
•!•

141 : -

0. <
i

333,05,'] '
33.S05
7, 166
56,845
12,2-10
1.' 250
1.107

"*"8."-M7"
63, 2:50
13, V>3
"S87

;

617, 558
659,1 GO ;
53, 656
70.505 .
538,309
5181305 •
985) 0-lrt 1,074,900 •
I 220.SI 1
' 239i114

557,531

585.050
47.223
•IPHIJOO

17,338

226,239
2Si',050

82.015 i - 3 5 . 6
71O;T:«»

4-

20.0

145. Hi") !: - 22.2
Hi. 282 ">- 6.1

:
j

219 226
4S3
501
261
249
567
134

219 !
•Ktt\ i
288
523
144
80

i
I
;
j

225
4f.O !
290 j
534 I

^j

221
no j

172
136
168
J64

177
154
152
187

2,300,325

2,348,935 i ; + 1.8

1919
19J9

120 I

lit'.
94

1919
1919

140
170

153
169

102 i 16S 100
195
192 1 im

1919
1919

127
140

127
1-iti

124
133

1919
1919

156
83

151
77

216 j
109 I

•.....!

I;

;

96,120
231,335

97,74S
242,785

NO, ">.")
205,735

978,752

284.921
28,006

275,268
27,875

20S.010
20 ; 354

2.339,768
'246,281

38,133
32, «59
6,413

34,984
27,COS
4,000

27. 214
20'. 7-L!
1, 307

331, 570
30 i. 001
58) 220

5,112

69,856

789

805

765

9,585

2,805

2,654

3,006

35,353

67-1,412
327,012

1,097,MS j;f 12.1

!
!
3,030.599 I U 55.4
376,257 |:+ 52.8

480,430 \\-\- 44.9 1920
549.406 14- 80.7
81,572 J4- 40. 1
1920
j
i
106,280 !'+ 52.1
1920
!
1920
10,911 j - - .13.8
if
1920
38,603 : ; + 9.2

34,823
23,109
. 204
60,506

60,507 :
24,772 1
.203 !
ij

75,165
28',cS09
.223
81,081

2,400
4,089
10 2,456

2,437 '
!
4,329
2, 074

2,657
4,51)9
2,934

30,698

33,944 ! + 10.6

29,222

32,153 |;+ 11.1

3,452
6,094
« 3, 422

3,289
6,318
3,497

3,411
5,732
3,820

38,137

45,087 !!+ 18.2

30,656

43,555 ,:+ .18.8

1027
i°178
10 43

32
149
06

787
244
65

684 ! i - 13.1
r

""689"

678 i,—" i.6

692,339 " > 2.7
367,253 14- 12.1

1913
1921
1913
1921

80 I

130 j 120
70 !
108 i
73 j
j

189
236
229
200

IS I

200
2fi9
2 Ui
200

187
175
188
209

98
75

113
80

125
135

:'••{-

4.7

56 !'- 11.'.1
I
j
200 ;'-} 0.7
2Pi) ;4- 31.5
181 ;.- 3.7
228 i : + 9. I
120 ; 4- 0 .1
94 i'-f- IS.-I
!
LOS I r 1 - 197 j i 1.0
139

1 •!
•-

1.7

J50 :;+ 4.t»

243 206
114 100

172 ! 202 182
101
97
81
180 163
137
132 120

567 .'-I- 3S. H
200

7,555.<H5 ;•••- 21.8 .3! 1919
837.013 i-j- 44.5 "'
1919
6,t)S5 : 0:J5 |j-i- 24.2 j
1919
1919

972,111 10,700,227 12,074,102 ! + 12.8
l,30-^72S

9,543

1919
1913
1913
1913
1913
1913

6,202.235
579.545
5,381,028

883,793

234.021
2S3, ItIG ,

ll, 057.032 11,073.337
1,199,926 1,515,0-55

127.3(KS
592,442
187,331

199 !— 3.4
100 ji— 0.7
107 ! : 8.3
'70 '•- 1(4.1)
85 ! ' 37.0
•-

137

137 •+

0.3

61 | 67
|

79

62

64 \..+

2.0

72 1 66
1

85

67

02 j : - 7.4

I 503 778 ij 2C8
160
1 6 1 I 119

361
120
25

27
100

28 ij
106 .
;

30
81

409
135
27
S5

1921
1021
1921

150
118
125

146 | 1.12
|
109 -\ 128
15-1 j 138
j

130
lift
148

1921
1921
1921

171
136
134

151 ! 144
!
125 !! 111
167 i| 161

J. 1
151

3021
1921
1921

213 ': 218 i
j i 105 77
105
102 i 106 ! 108 . 102 I 77
!
140 I 147 • 113 i 117 I 105
•

157

II1

390 j"4- 9T. 2
1 MS ! f 7. 2
25 •'•—

ill : 1 3
112
134
!;?:>
1 4 7 '••
149
1 ;•).-,

0.5

+
1. !>
~ 7-7
- 10. (>
- 4.7
5. (I
+ 2. S

43
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued.
NUMERICAL DATA.
NOTE.—Detailed tables covering all items aro
given in this number. Consult index at end
of bulletin.
In many cases January figures are now
available and may be found in the special
table on page 32, or in the detailed
tables
for each subject, pp. 57 to 216.

November,
1923.

December,
1923,

Corresponding
month,
November or
December,
1922.

INDEX NUMBERS.

Per
cent
increase!!

Per
cent
I

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
THROUfin
LATEST MONTH.

1922

1023

551,250
51?, 565
324,419
SO, 935
61,630

531,784
48,692
291,784
85,822
76,236

or decrease
cumu- ]
latlve
1923
from
1922.

BASE
TEAR
OR

1922

11)23
or do*
croaso

PERIOD,

Nov. Dec. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec-

Dec.
from
Nov.

H I D E S AND L E A T H E R .
Hides.
Imports:
Total hides and skins
.thous. of lbs.
Calfskins
thous. of lbs.
Cat tie h ides
thous. of 1 bs.
Goatskins
thous. of lbs.
Sheepskins
thous. of lbs.
Stocks, end of month:
Total hides and skins
thous. of lbs.
Cattle hides
thous. of lbs.
Calf and kip skins
thous. of lbs.
Sheep and lamb skins
thous. of lbs.
Prices:
Green salted, packer's heavy native
steers
dolls, per 1b.
Calfskins, country No. 1
dolls, per l b .

26,869
3,035
14,359
4,120
3,740

27,630
2,910
11,966
5,912
4,000

59,951
6,547
35,647
7,858
5,817

314,832
2.54,138
41,103
19,591

312,905
255,772

1909-13
1909-13
1909-13
1909-13
1909-13

149
99
211
90
119

M0

18,501

384,423
305,570
55,975
22,878

1921
1921
1921
1921

88
87
103
71

89
90
96
69

.141
.143

.136
.150

.204
.160

1913
1913

124
100

111
85

i f 367
« 43,073
135.425
23,518
71,651

1,302
30,511
122,019
22,45S
71,702

1,474
32, W3
130,700
25,050
77,948

1919
1019
1919
1921
1921

79
145
113
100
141

79
142
110
100
134

75
1G5
lit
98
123

123
103
134

73
W,
113
**2
124

179,292
380,133

179,364
385,160

168,967
395,450

1921
1921

87
95

87
93

01
89

03
90

03
90

93
0.0
.
91 + 1 3

98,038
151,879

96,201
149,849

106,481
157,696

1921
1921

90
99

95
96

96
97

92

80 - 1 9
.
91 - 1 3
.

1913
1913

24

44
72

45

90
95
42
64

1913
1913

117
167

117
167

109
163

38,CJ2

-3.5
- 12.4
- 10.1
+ 6.0
23.7

+ 2.8
- 4.1
- 16.7
43.5
+ 8.0

95
186
96
110

+
-

0.6
0.6
6.0
5.6

- 3.5

+ 14
.

Leather.
Production:
Sole leather. ..thous. of bks., bends, sides.
Skivers
doz.
Oak and union harness
stuped sides.
Finished vr]«- mid belting
thous. of lbs.
Finished upper
thous. of sq. ft.
Stocks, end of xnonth;
Bole and belting
thous. of lbs.
Upper
thous. of sq. ft.
Stocks, in process of tanning:
Sole and belting
thous. of lbs.
Upper
thous. of sq. ft.
Exports:
Sole
thous. of lbs.
Upper
thous. of sq. ft.
Prices:
Sole, oak, scoured backs, heavy,
Boston
dolls, per l b .
Chrome calf, " B " grades-dolls, per sq. ft.

2,292
5,529

1,1-18
ft, 116

1,156
6,391

17,735
204, C87
S7o,555

15,605
80,931

18,743 +

5.7

323,932 + 11.6
936,222 + 6.9

17,510 4- 12.2
8.3
74,239 -

. 140

.425
.440

.525
. 450

347
642

321
558

452
785

. 5,167
8,648

5,389 + 4.3
9,995 + 15.6

1919
1919

20,946
C2S

22,676
532

27,8.53
533

323,876
5,409

351,114 + 8.4
7,311 + 35.7

1919
1913

109
GO

lf.7
102
88
124

4.S
- 15.2
- 9.9
- 4.5

+ 01
.

- 49.9
09 + 10.0
!- 6,2

101
63

00

163

Leather Products.
Belting sales:
Quantity
thous. of lbs.
Value
thous. of dolls.
Boots and shoes:
Production
thous. of pairs.
Exports
thous. of pairs.
Wholesale p r i c e s Men's black calf,
blucher
dolls, per pair.
Men's dress welt, tan
calf, St. Louis
dolls per pair..
Women's black kid, Goodyear
welt, St. Louis
dolls, per pair.

- 7.5
57

- 13.1
- 15.9
- 15.3

6.25

6.25

6,35

1913

204

204

202

201

0.0

4.85

4.85

4.85

1913

153

153

153

153

0.0

4.25

4.25

4.25

1913

142

142

142

142

0.0

30,000
116,224

35,429
97,533

30,447
151,850

215,«79
1,043,304

299,485 j+ 38.9
1,114,110 | + G,S

1609-13
1909-13

167
497

185
607

119,720
117,176
108,363
1,312
24,040

117,790
116,826
115,503
1,890
23,669

119,404
119,817
98,494
2,059
19,208

1,447,688
1,452,410
1,029,267
25,836

1,488,SO0
l,4S0,307
1,308,671
16,369

1919
1919
1913
1913
1919

112
111
636
36
S2

104
104
538
57
SO

714
119

584
184

918
151

7,252
1,386

2S6,200
208,129
78,071

256,022
204,232
51,790

283,090
192,306
90,784

2,719,465
f, 791,878
927,587

77
74
86

68
68
66

77
75
84

PAPER AND PRINTING.
Wood-pulp Imports.
Mechanical
Chemical

.short tons
short tons.

Newsprint Paper.
Production
short
Shipments
short
Imports
short
Exports
short
Stocks, end of month:" At mills... short

tons.
tons
tons.
tons.
tons.

+ 2.8
+ 1.9
+ 27.1
- 36.6

215 + 15.5
382 - 16 1
105
102
592
36
100

96
96
601
33
103

303
102
630
52

- 1.0
- 0.3
+ 6.6
+ 44.1
- 1.5

Printing.
Activity, weighted
index number.
Book publication:
American manufacture
editions.
Imported
editions.
^
Paper Boxes.
Production:
Total
thous. of sq.ft.
Cornigaied
. . . . . . . t h o u s . of s q . f t .
Solid fiber
,
thous. of sq. ft.
Operating activity:
Total.
per cent of normal.
tomieatcd
per cent of normal.
•D*I , " b e r
P e r cent of normal.
Price index numbers:
Finished board—
Corrugated
index number.
Solid
fiber
index number
Haw materials—
S5 test liners
index number.
Chip
index number.
Straw
index number.




»r.oviscd.

Scpt./ao
7,515 +
1,348 -

3.6
2.7

3,492,430 + 28.1
2,539,852 + 41.7
952,578 + 2.7

1922
1922
1922

72 - 18.2
+ 54.6

113
73

1913
1913

134
143
116

125
129
117

113
142
S6

138
153
107

126
139
101

113 - 10.5
137 - 1.9
67 - 33.7
- 11.7
- 8.1
- 23.3

1922
1922

117
122

113
112

105
107

104
109

103
103

1922
1922
1922

124
134
133

114
121
128

112
115
105

100
lift
105

106
110
105

» See table on p . 119 showing complete data for 408 publishers.

106 + 2.9
102 - 1.0
105 - 0.9
97 - 11.8
119 + 13.3

44
TREND OP BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued.
NUMERICAL, DATA.
NOTE .--Detailed tables covering all item$ are
given in this number. Consult index at end
of br.lletin.
In many cases January figures are now
available and may be found in the special
tablt' on page 32, or in the detailed tables
for each subject, pp. 57 to 216.

November.
1923.

December,

Corresponding
month,
November or
December,
1922.

1922

1928

Per
cent
increase
<+)
or decrease

Nov. Dec.

Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Dec.
from
Nov.

(+

J

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
THROUGH
LATEST MONTH.

or decrease

(-)

1922

INDEX NUMBERS.

Per
cent
increase

cumulative
1923
from
1922.

1923

BASE
YEAR
OR
PERIOD.

PAPHI& AND PRINTING-—Continued.
O t h e r Pa tier P r o d u c t s .
Folding h(Ko««\ orders
per cent of capacity.
Labels, orders
per cent of capacity.
Ko}.<; piper sacks, shipments, .index number.
Abrasive paper and cioth:
.Domestic sales
reams.
Foreign sales
reams.

6.78
6.33

6.32
7.60

68.4
S3.8

77,634
10,521

60,353
9,200

67,120
12,706

45.8
14,420

39.3
14,516

1921
1921
* 1921-22

J16
136
326

143
99 325
1U5 ;|- 7.2
14ti ,_ is.4
.
190
131 i 179 :
Ill ! 123 129 j 118 112 - 5.1

1919
1919

112
175

139 :j

12,998

1922
1922

111
104

102
103

- 1919

77

73

85

86

49.6
56.6
58.8

" 1921
18
1921
« 1921

169
160
153

156
165

11*
127
125

140
157
146

159
J64

1013
1919

378
73

327
64

373
87

478
95

413
86

number.
number.

1913
1913

192
19S

195
199

203
207

203
204 204 ! 0.0
2 0 6 i 207 | 207 :j- 0.0

number.

1913

193

192

number.
number.

1914
1913

192

102

204
J90

2J7 ! 218 '!+ 0.5
!
2 0 2 j 199 ( 199 il 0.0
187 i 181 ! 183 1 - 0.5

1913

122

111

137

127

125

1919
-1919
1919
1919

70
50
143
114

62
33
124
122

75
32
112
123

82
30
174
204

75
44
It 4
184

1919
1919

140
101

59
83

134
83

1G9
116

123
111

1919
1919
1919
1919

89
68
173
131

77
45
170
143

115
84
145
135

91
72
222
220

88
100
209
218

256 !i

1919
1919
1921

152
114
226

72
100
130

142
118
150

172
]49
132

]23
135
190

125 !
173 |

1919
1920

137
72

212
03

128
93

140
101

868,727
106,026

1,042,988 j
131,310

20.1
23.8

no
131

119
124

114
115

89 . - 22.3
100 ; U 12.6

99
113

99
115

85 :•- 14.1
116 i+ 0.7
I

BUTTONS.
Fresh-svater pearl buttons:
Vr<v 1 uc:iion
per ct. of capocity.
Hioeks, end of month
thous. of gross.

\ 3

8:
111

GLASS AND OPTICAL GOODS.
Boti les. production
-. .index n u m b e r . . .
Ulu i n in a I. i n ti u 1 ass w are:
Met orders
per c t . of capacity.
Actual production
per ct. of c a p a c i t y .
Shipments billed
per ct. of c a p a c i t y .
Speciaele frames and mountings:
Sales (shipments)
index n u m b e r .

orders (value)

52.9
57. 4
58.6

index number.

Ui
368 ' - 10. 9
90 ,!+ 4.7

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION.
Building Costs.
Building materials:
I'rnme house., 0-room*
index
Brick house. 0-room 5
index
Buiiaiutr costs (ling. News
Rec.)»
index
Concrete factory costs (Aberthaw) 5.
index
Plumbing fixtures, 6 articles...index

221

Construction a n d Losses.
Building volume
index number.
Contracts awarded (27 States):
Business buildings
thous. of sq. ft.
Industrial buildings
thous. of sq. ft.
Kevidential buildings
thous. of sq. ft.
Educational buildings
thous. of sq. ft.
Other public and semipublic
buildings M
thous, of sq. ft.
(3rand total
thous. of sq. ft.
Contracts awarded, value (27 States):
.Business buildings
thous. of dolls.
]ndiistrial buildings
thous. of dolls.
Ko.side.nl ial buildings
thous. of dolls.
Educational buildings
thous. of dolls.
Other public and semipublic
buildings '*
thous. of dolls.
CJrand total
thous. of dolls.
Southern construct. (1G States).thous. of dolls..
Fire losses:
United Stales and Canada.thous. of dolls.
tireat Britain
thous. of £ sterling.

ii
6,906
5 ; (131
33,114
3,529

7,426
4,591
30,501
3,4t>4

5,710
4,202
24.950
2)330

95,234
65,So I
310.39(5
54)593

2,773
61)972

1,803 I
47,845 j

1.322
38)003

46.235
572)943

29,792
42, (KM
147, 710
21,722

38.922 '
23)124 j
136,561
25,4i>8

25.808
19'. 293
120'. 139
14.251

480,301
325.002
1,347.423
303,346

+
446.124 378)815 +
1,582,750 +
272,530

17,873
289,203
52.420

13,077
207,916
47,545

10,385
215,213
35,822

315.091
3,352.919
550,276

252,56S - 19.8
3,49-1,118 + 4.2
556,163 + 1.1

29,702
729

25,337

47,426
444

410,890
6,103

389,193 -

5,179,601
5,168,077
5,416,739

5,401,977
5,507,647 i +
5,423.322 ! +

92,726
62.205
354)257
44,432

- 2.6
- 5.1
+ 14.1
- 8.6

36,739
591,629

20.5
3.1
8.3
16.6
17.5

6.3

1 0 1 !:- 1 9 . 2
7.5
19. S
7.9
1.8

80 !j +
30
151
181
•

i\ ! j ij_
ji

•S3 : | - 32.8
102 ; _ 7.9
• 30.6
• 45.8
• 7. (i
• 17.2

54

so

• 20. 8
• 7.4

9. \\

1 0 3 !..
|.

14.7

Lumber.

Southern pine:
Production (computed)
M ft. b. m .
400.815
376,003
460,685
Shipments (computed
M ft. b. m . 427.285
450.423
383,o25
Orders (computed)
M ft. b. m .
461'.411
432,512.
_.. . . _
, 6
Stocks,end of mo. (computed). M ft. b. i n . 1,115:880 1,110,704 1 , 2 1 8 ) 8 4 3
Exports
Mft. b. in.
5"5' )•5•4 "0
56,971
78,996
Price, "B" and
better
dolls, per M ft. b. m .
42.27
49.69
42.21
Douglas fir:
Production (computed)
Mft. b. m .
470,483
364,436
557,151
Hlii|>ui«ii|.R (computed)
M ft. b. m .
425,585
398,815
498,553
l!,x|'<n Is, lumber
M ft. b. m .
59,007
36,327
45,368
Kni»<>i lu, LImI><»r
M ft. b. i n ! ' 5 9 , 4 1 0
99,343 ' 10,631
I'rUv, No. I rf»minon.<l«lls. per M ft. b . m .
17.50 ! 19.50
18.50
California redwood:
Production (computed)
M ft. b. m
Shipments (computed)
M ft. b. ni
Orders received ( c o m p u t e d ) . . . M ft. »>. i n . .

69,238
52,056
41,744

39,785
31,522
29,192

31,527
-'•53,589
51,492

625,648

4.2
6.6
0.1

823,248 ;J-r- 31.6

115
95 106
102
98 111
103 !J 107 105
S9 :'i 7 9 79
i
102
133 ; 8 4

1917
1917
1917
1917
1919

588.420
528'. 124
573,655 I

6,103.859
6,191)581
517,074
427,752
638,878
591,218
562,329

+
+
+

15.5
41.0
15.7
148.0

+ 8.6
+ 12.1
- 2.0

1M7
191.7
1919
1922
1913
1918
1918
1918




- 18.3
- 10.2
+
12.3
- 0.5
f 42.2

216
136
110
140
70
212

190

192

184

183 ! -

0.1

155
165
157
308
190

160
161
175
214
201

154
181
413
201

136 ! } _
132 i | 255 +
6 9 1 ,+
190 ! -

14.5
14.6
30. 1
67.2
5A

84 i 138
188 i 175
179 ij 147

146
132
135

185 106 - 42.;T:
182 110 ! - 39.4
145 102 • - 3 0 . J

176
I 182
!l 204 I

* As of first of following month.
Twelve months' average, July to Juno, Inclusive.
Twnlve months' average, May to April, inclusive.
" JnrliulM hospitals, public buildings, social, religious, and memorial buildings formerly shown separately in the Survey of Current Business.

18
14

89
87
109
81
155

I 104
128
145
74
212

1913
5,282,887
4,900'. 175
614)704
172,45L

109
97
97
81
109

45
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued.
NUMERICAL DATA.
NOFE.—Detailed tables covering all items aregiven in this number. Consult index at end
of bulletin.

In many cases January figures are now Novemavailable and may be found in the special
ber,
table on page %2, or in the detailed tables 1923.
for each subject, pp. 57 to 216*

December,
1923.

Corresponding
month,
November or
December,
1922.

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
THROUGn
LATEST MONFH.

1922

Per
cent
increase
(+
,>
or decrease
(

1923

-f 53.5
4- 35.4

BASE
YKAR

Per
font
in*
virus o
ofdo-

1922

on

PEItlOD.

1923
from
1922.

1,222,513
'743,607

INDKX NUMUKRS.

()

Nov. Dec.

Dec.
from
Nov.

Sept. Oct. Nov. Dee.

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION—Continued,
Lumber—Continued.
California white pine:
45,501
54.915
05,254
Production..
.M ft. b. m
5H.302.
55,471
60,851
Shipments
M ft. b. m
(M0; 991
023,59.1
478, 054
Stocks
M ft. b. in
Michigan softwood;
0,112
5,027
5.60S
Production,...,
-M. ft. b. m
10,149
0,838
5',988
Shipments...
.....Mft. b. m
45, f;;#
40,247
47,005
Stocks, end of month
..M ft. b, ni
Michigan hardwood:
13,b91
18,928
14,43.9
..Mft.b. ixu
Production
15,(14
12.5f.2
18,383
...Mft.b.iu.
Shtpinetits
84,040
85', 119 ;i 109,035
..Mft.b.m.
Stocks, end of month..
Western pine:
70,050
78,240
Production (computed)
.M ft. b. m.
,
U K 291
109, (22
Shipments (computed)
M ft. 1). in.
119,201
928,t20
894,211
Stocks, end of mo. (computed).M ft. b. m.
l,OSO,3(iO.
North'Carolina pine:
45,731
52,SCO
Production (computed).......*.M ft..b. m.
42,455 !|
44,415 j
53,200
40,214
Shipments (computed)
M ft. b. in.
Northern pine:
Lumber—
22,350
28,2.07 1 19.219
1
Production
M ft. b. m.
Shipments
M ft. b. in.
44,251
33,2i:-5 j I 4^717
Lath—
4,329
Production.
M ft. b. m.
5.103
6,928
6,121
Shipments
M ft. b. m.
7 l<i
h, 730
Northern hemlock:
Production.
M ft. b. m.
17,288
18,710
19,997
Shipments
..AJ ft. b. m.
24,013
18,249
20; 425
Northern hardwood:
Production
M ft. b. in.
20,372
32,310
30,272
Shipments.
If fL b. in.
42;73S
40,037
3»j 722
Walnut lumber:
2,730 ,
Production
.. .M ft."b. m.
3,009
1,807
2,OU> 1
1
Shipments
M ft. b. in.
2,<23
Stocks
Mft. b. m.
0,143 1
8, 506
8,' 5l)S
Walnut logs:
Purchases
M 11. log measuro.
2,579 i
1,851
2.018
Made into lumber and
n
veneer
M ft. lo^ measure.
2,342
1,458
2,083 I
Stocks
M ft. log measuie.
1,871
3S95
All lumber:
Production, 10 species
, . . .M ft. b. m. 2,4fi3,32i> 2,043,431 [1 ,95-1.228
Exports, planks, joists, etc
M ft. b. m.
145,920
171,042 I n,v,oe7
12,588
Ketail sales, Minneapolis
M ft. b. in5,713
5,3(5$
Composite lumber prices:
Hardwoods
dolls, per M ft. b. m.
45. 29
43. 52
43.. 51
Softwoods
dolls, per M ft. b. in.
31.58
34. 27
31.38

796,049
649,413.
92, f 03.
97,301
158,2.95.
139,421
1,448,2(14
I,543,2fi6

1918
1913
1918

101
184
184

87
174
ISO

ioi,aso + 9,8

1917
1917
1017

25
49
47

35
57
43

03
4f»
45

185,813 ;4- 18.8
174,700 !+ 25.3

1917
1917
1917

44
43
49

1917
1917
1920

91,450. -

6.0

1,737,400 I + 20.0
1,543,044 !| 0.0

m

10! - 42.3

242 i •i- 2.0

35
47

191
237
29
39
44

.19
49

48
53
43

54
49
41

49
50
38

134
9ti
113

04
99
101

115
105
117

151
129
120

135
109
123

105

- 40.7.
- 10.8
- 12.3

134
144

149
136

153
Iti5

12S

- IS. 9
- 10.5

70

030.511
02?), 054

579,809!'- 8.0
582,470 !|- 7.5

1919
1919.

101
185

534,141
580,282

617,518
550,146

15.6
4.2

1920
1920

105

150,884
133,103

159.4S2 + 5.7
1:7,500 14- 10.8

1920
1920

78
159

281,801
312,900

312,707 | + 11.0
304,209 l i - 2.8

1913
1913

48
77

410,415

448.759 i| + 41.1
4C0;220 ||-i- 12,1

1913
1913

81
164

21,0S4
23,120

30,457 J U 40.5
28,<i95 • 24.1

1922
1022
1922

102
138
88

17,522

28,919 j + 65.0

1922

25,302 J

1922
1922

113
73

59. 3

7.180,607T
i29,925,020 ||
27.
1,542,182
141,618

! .

1913
1909-13
1919

10S

7. .1

:il -f 17.5
•M - 12.-1
•U

i.e.

:|

- 19.5
4- 1.3

119
101

55

151
209

127
210

54
113

4- 34.2
- 19.3

78
68

Gtt
GS

4- 8.2.
- 25.0

107
145

96
149

99
175

90
US

114 : + 27.3
15S ; - 0. 2

100
107
84

123
106

H3
123

7S

167
136
S3

,-i-

125

179

' . j - 1.5

144
101

170
1S7

;!- n. l

45

110
90.

123
7' r
S2

112
82
67

1OG

105

63

it

104.
63

107
05
80.

1921
1920

10.1
1,749,110 - 13.4
130,815 I - 7.0

-

112
95

108

15,920

259
195 ! 225
2231 247

109
09

4- 20.2
- 24.8

- 11.3
- 21.3

7.4

| + 13. ft
9<; i + 17.G
31 : j - 54.4
104 !

0.0
0.6

Wooden Furniture.
Shipments
Unfilled orders

dolls., average per linn.
dolls., average per firm.

Flooring.
Oak flooring:
Production
M ft. b. ra.
Shipment/.
M ft. b. in.
Orders booked
M ft. b: m.
jStocfcs, end of month
M ft. b. m.
Umilled orders, end of month..M ft. b. m.
, Maple flooring:
Production
Mft.b.m.
Shipments
Mft.b.m.
Orders booked
Mft.b.m.
Stocks, end of month
M ft. b. m.
Unfilled orders, end o/ month..M ft. b. m.

llf,

70 | S - 23.2
10 ' I - 55.0

39,901
40,019

30,700
20,700

34,820
52,097

357,993

4o4,65fi N4- 27.0 !

1020
1920

101
58

30,654
28,031
30,158
41,467
37,714

2<>, 032
27,135
37,851
41,110
47,700

23,473
24,510
2:i,9^8
21,230
40,925

274,524
2S?,335
281,071

361,231 + 31.6
340,534 + 20.6
3*15,758 4- 21.5

1913
1913
1913
3913
1913

402
440
480
213
486

i 352.
! -iCS
i ?m
!
230
i

^2.S
5S2 I V L
)
4 IS (
^53
ii
s

390 - 10.1
177 4.V»
j2
494 i 020 1+ 25*5
459 . ' - 0.8
520 058

11,813
9,858
9,022
22,1,59
15,129

11,633
8,870
10,381 t
24,2JiO i
15,375

13,648
12,702
14,414
25,156
22,324

137,749
143,203
146,325

1919
1919
1019
1919
1919

127
110
80
155
54

136
10S
102

104
SI
01
12S
40

118
83
04
143
40

ll(i
75
73
157
40

107
97
133
87
64

9.2 ! - 14.0
95 : ! - 1.6
V62 r
92 4- 5.6
1
03

140,822 +
141,6G0 133,014 -

%
1.1
9.1

42

Wt'.i i

oS

MX

123
uS
,
(•}
!•

l"20

39

m

1.5
• - 10.0
!+ 15.1
i,4- 0.4
!-f 1.6

Brick*
y firebrick (computed):
110
121
111
1919
.558,149
29. T
723, SaS
Product ion
thousands..
54,502
46,873
53,037
100
107 : I OS
111
1919
Shipments
thousands..
4S,918
094,5S0 ;+ 27.6
544,231
48,131
5-1, .502
12.-)
112 i 112.
1919
120
Stocks, end of month
thousands.. 184, -125 183,009
155,011
103
91
1919
ti
'
"6S3,'90tV
44,671
47,188
•New orders
thousands..
50,884
78
1919
o9,142
60,400
67,400
eii> u ? f u l c ( 1 orders
thousands..
Wlica brick (computed):
71
si;
97
99
3919
156,207
133,143 J i - I-J.S
r>,n$o
9,(166
Production
thousands..
13,653
81 !
78
70
•o
s
1!U9
126,260 - 21.0159,81ft
8,492
8,519
10,977
Shipments
thousands..
101 I 103
1919
10O
102
45,081
43,771
41,259
Stocks, end of month
thousands..
* ace brick (32 identical plants):
151 I 119
1919
140
ltV)
275, &38
269,520 - 2.3
20,939
21,575
23,309
Production
thousands..
ii !
19U>
134
141
,r;0,436
49,303
61,908
Stocks on yards 15
thousands..
1919
116
Ufi
105 !
25,641
26,388
29,002
Unfilled orders
........thousands..
,
102.
139
242,422 - 5.4
15,290
145 ! 110
12,6.50
17,836
Shipments
thousands..
256,210
I5
Represent stocks of finished brick on yards and does not include formed brick in kilns as reported prior to September, 1923. Current data therefore
10
flat» prior to September, 1923.
l e n months' average, March to December, inclusive.




09
01
1.05

138
145
105
12S

43 ; G! I| ! -

!
on |1 ~

L 2.9

131 !
Hi'.! I
03 i

are not <

3S.1
0.3
5.7
14. fl
11.6
29.1

46
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued.
NUMERICAL DATA.
FH.--Detailed tables covering all items are
gi von in I his number. Consult index at end
of bullet in.

INDEX NUMBERS.

Corresponding
month,
Novem>er or
December.
1922.

In many coses January figures are now
available and may he found in the special
table on page 32, or in the detailed tabls
for each subject, pp. 57 to 216.

! Per
cent
increase
or dej; crease
Dec.
from
Nov.

Nov. Dec. j Sept. Oct

CONSTJRIJCTIOX—Contd.
Itrick—(. 'oulinucd.
Paviii}: brick:
Produci ion—
.\ el iiMl
thousands..
Rcliil ion 1 o capacity
per cent..
Shipments
'.
thousands..
Stocks, end of moni h
thousands..
O rd ers roeoi ved
I hoi isands..
Cui-cclla! .ions
thousands
I'nfillod orders, end of month.,thousands..
Prices, conmion brick:
Wholesale, red. Now York.dolls.perthous..
Al plant, salmon. Chicago,dolls.\n.-rihous..

23,592
21,6S9
77,570
12,601
812
64,435

Comon t.
ProducI ion
1 hous. of bbls..
Shipmcni
thous. of bbls..
Siovks. end of month.
thous. of bbls..
Price Portland:
rhiciiLro dUi rid
dolls, per bbl..
LH'itrh \':illi'y.
dolls, per bbl..
Concrcie paving contracts:
Tofnl
ihous. of sq. yds..
Roads
thous. of sq. yds. .j

•J9
12,<)79
86, MO

- 40.2
4- 12.1
!+ 8.5

13,671
2,179
60, 624

• + 1GS.3
- 5.9

J71
174 I 104
J8o j 193 139
49 ! 41.
02

130
87
.91

106 i 163 - 1.2
200 ! 197 - 1.7
3,744 !
3,095 I

79.110 !
53,352 j

7*,().Vs

!•-

153 ! 108 120 : 106 ; i- 12.0
132 . . 2
12
90
103 l;+ 8.0

0.2

50,935 ,— 12.7

Roofing.
Prepared roofing:
Shipments
thous. of roof squares ..
Roofsng felt:
Production, dry felt
tons..
StocksTo I al
tons..
Dry lolt
tons..
Receipts:
Ham?
tons..
Paper
tons..
Miscellaneous
tons..

106
113 :;+ 6.9
S7 ; 74 !- 15.5
1 ! 07 : i- 4.9

E n a m e l S a n i t a r y Ware.
Baths:
Orders shipped
Stocks. . ."'...
Orders received
Lavatories:
' Orders shipped
Stocks
< )rders received
Sinks:
< >rdersshipped
Stocks
Orders received
Miscellaneous:
orders shipped
Slocks
Orders received
Unfilled orders:
Baf hs
Small ware

number..
number..
number..

R7,1S2 |
34.874
82,599

number..
number..
number..

91,592 ! 1,071,973 ! 1,255,2(»1 •!+ 17.1
59,595
1,371,800 1,381,509 !+ 0.7

number.. 110.315
number..
(52,072
number.
114,010
number.
number.
number.

800,733 i: 1,028,711 i+ IS. 7
31,517 I
.. '
.. . j
95,633 ! 1,081,839 i l,105,SJ() j+ 2.2

58,864 i
43,334 i
62,499

1,124,879 ! 1,309.978

3.8
04 .':+ 28.7
147 |j+ 13. 7

1,468,395 ! 1,407,754 i- 0. I
531,447 I

005,974 \-\- 25.3

number.

.number.

CHEMICALS.
Acelate ol lime:
14,685
Produiri ion
thous. of lbs..
14,034
Shipments or use
thous. of lbs..
> locks, end of month
S
thous. of lbs.. 19,249
Meihauoi
Production
gallons..
Shipments or use
gallons..
7,626,761
Slocks, end of month
gallons.. 2,726,866 12,592,298
Wood al chemical plants:
(Onsunipt ion (carbonized)
cords..
Si ocks, end of month
cords..
Imports:
I'otash
long tons..
Nitrate of soda
long tons..
Exports:
Sulphuric acid
thous. of lbs
Dyes and dyes tuffs
thous. of dolls..
Tot al fertilizer
long tons..
Price index numbers:
Cmd<! drugs
index number
Essential oils
index number
Drugs and
ph'armaceuticals
index number
(Mieinicals
.. .weighted index number
Trice, sulphuric acid 66'
x number
\N. Y
index number
Eight months' average, May to December, inclusive




10*, 396 ;+ 31.2
161,092 i —1.9
j

144 | 154
112 144 I
51
43 i
117 j 133 :
115
140 !

8,000,617 i:+ 4.9

1909-13
1909-13
1905-13

110
119

132
548 1,819 1,(553 ; 1,430
120 j 62 I ' S2 ; 50

0.0

Revised.

TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued.
KUMERICAL DATA.
NOTE.—Detailed tables covering all items are
given in tliis number. Consult index at end
of bulletin.
In many cases January figures are now
available and may be found in the special
table on page 32, or in the detailed tables
for each nubjectt pp. 57 to 216.

November,
1023.

December,
1923.

Corresponding
month,
November or
Deeen>
der,
1922.

INDEX NUMBERS.

Per
cent
;ncrcasei

Per
cent
in-

CUMULATIVE TOTAL

THROUGH
LATEST MONTH.

1922

1923

or decrease
cumulative1923
from
1922.

318,858

BASE
YEAR
OH
PERIOD.

1923
ir do:rea$o

Nov. Dec.

Yom
Nov.

iopt. Oct. f Nov.

NAVAL STORES.
Turpentine (3 principal ports):
Net receipts
Stocks
Rosin (3 principal ports):
Net receipts
Stocks

barrels.
barrels.

2G, 5S6
39,221

24, &35
44,774

27,996
50,318

261,019

barren.
barrels.

105,083
310, S20

119, Oil
349,917

111,103
340,220

thous. of lbs.
thous. of lbs.

6,473
33,462

7,3Sfl
45,115

thous. of lbs.
thous. of lbs.

22,483
24,101

9,748

22.2

1919-20
1919-20

- 6.0
+ 14.2

995,592

1,170,895 + 17.5

1919-20
1919-20

+ 12.2
+ 10.4

12, ISO
62,732

83,738
639,575

119,208
19,965

163,624
179,628

56,931 - 32.0
627,535 - 1.9
203,998 + 24.7
225,401 + 25.5

FATS AND OILS.
Total vegetable oils:
Exports
Imports
Olcomar marine:
Production
Consumption

1913
1913

211

1913
1913

- 15.4
160 - 1S.1

+ 14.1

s

Cottonseed.
Cottonseed stocks
Cottonseed oil:
Stocks
Production
Price, New York

tons..
thous. of lbs.
thous. of lbs.
dolls, per lb.

Flaxseed.
Receipts:
Minneapolis
thous. of bushs.
Duluth
thous. of bushs.
Shipments:
Minneapolis
thous. of bushs.
Duluth
.....thous. of bushs.
Stocks:
Miii ne.apolis
thous. of bushs.
Duluth
thous. of bushs.
Linseed oil:
Shipments from Minneapolis.thous. of lbs.
Linsccd-oll cake:
Shipments from Minneapolis.thous. of lbs.

794,500

738,761 "789,949

139,763
181,191

140,863
128,122
110

100,444
[
o 139,525

934,717

1,255
1,531

817
60S

630
544

253
699

156
900

118
788

767
627

478
417

26
340

15,643

15,297

9,955

07,868

26,432

24,475

20,172

17
335,091
" 339t 575
« 292,291

Ins

1919

154

975,038 + 4.3

1919
1919
1913

4,941
3,803

10,348 +109.4
7,273 + 91.2

1913
1913

1,289
3,372

1,630 + 20.5
51.2
5,093

1913
1913

82

114
126
134

-

7.0

+ 0.8
- 20.3
- 6.8

273
122

133
148

- 34.9
- 00.3

171
55

162
64

- 38.3
4- 23. S

1913
1913

155
26

329
23

- 37.7

129,153 + 32.0

1913

SI

103

129,4S2

201,712 + 58.1

1913

55

S8

771,081
657,712
367,634

754,337 1,73S,631
700,790 1,837,780
33S, 272

2,022,588 + 16.3
2,077,092 + 13.0

1919
1919
1919

"120,847
IT 229,181
"81,118

420,554
203,085
185.273

462,214
299,395
193,278

1,064,489
960,495

1,056,067 923,297 -

0.S
3.7

" 93,181
" 69,455
" 34,457

500,720
376,64S
140,863

503,442
426,226
103,938

930,39S
887,814

971,001
936,391

" l, 147
17 2,545
" 3,121

1,406
1,791
1,296

3,250
2 015
1,601

22,397
28,344

17 50,131
17 80,566
17 66,0S3

65,514
105,401
49,853

50,460
96,794
94,031

135,525
302,885

17 20,630
i? 26,527
"5,874

27,724
26,211
7,096

28,964
27,957
6,186

f154,58S
"90,334
"91,650

165,560
57,031
97,465

" 46,402
17 27,39*.)
"54,927

19,267
33,581
45,523

117

- 33.5
-

2.2

-

7.4

Vegetable and Animal Oils.
Following figures are quarterly.
Crude vegetable oils:
Production
thous. of lbs.
Consumption
thous. of lbs.
Stocks
thous. of lbs.
Refined vegetable oils:
Production
thous. of lbs.
Consumption
thous. of lbs.
Stocks
thous. of lbs.
Cottonseed oil—Crude:
Production
thous. of lbs.
Consumption
thous. of lbs.
Stocks
thous. oflbs.
Peanut oil—Crude and virgin:
Production
i
thous. of lbs.
Consumption
thous. of lbs.
„ Stocks
thous. oflbs.
Coconut of copra oil—Crude:
Production
thous. oflbs.
Consumption
thous. of lbs.
Stocks
thous. oflbs.
Corn oil—Crude:
Production
thous. of lbs.
Consumption
thous. of lbs.
Stocks
thous. oflbs.
Linseed oil:
Production
thous. oflbs.
Consumption
thous. of lbs.
^ Stocks
thous. oflbs.
Fish oil:
Production
thous. or lbs.
Consumption
thous. of lbs.
Stocks
thous. oflbs.
Animal fats:
Production
thous. oflbs.
Consumption
thous. of lbs
„ stocks
thous. oflbs.
Greases:
Production
thous. oflbs.
Consumption
thous. oflbs.
_ Mocks
thous. oflbs.
Derivatives:
Production
thous. oflbs.
Consumption
•.
thous. of lbs.
Stocks
thous. oflbs.
w Revised.




67

+ 130.1
+ 93.7
+ 25. S

99
81
68

90 +231.6
74 + 14. S
65 + 12S.4

"33
" 19
"49

141
130
96

140 + 137.4
US +442.3
127 +30S.8

1919
1919
1919

"0
"12
"5

15
4

6 + 22.6
3 - 29.6
5

+ 27.2
+ 19.4

1919
1919
1919

"63
"70
"70

94
92
61

93
70
43

122 + 30.7
100 + 30.8
32 - 24.6

111,344
103,011

4.6
1.5

1919
1919
1919

1 109
7
1 104
7
L 101
T

119
125

109
118
73

111 + 4.1
117 - 1.2
SS + 20. S

457,443
347,014

653,563
380,077

+ 43.0
4- 9.7

1919
1919
1919

"91
" 1SS
"100

140
192
125

137
191
140

146 +
1S4 149 +

76,030
117,785

81,959
114,665

+ 7.8
- 2.0

1919
1919
1919

7 540
"395
"133

2.12
320
103

564
2S0
123

234 - 58.5
343 + 22.6
102 - 17.1

2,445,103 + 19.5
503,442 + 1.4

1919
1919
1919

" 124
"91

14
104
S4

149
92
100

171 !+ 14.5
107 + 15.7
89 - 10.5

408,953
271,995

+ 8.0
+ 11.0

1919
1919
1919

131
11
89

146 !+ 11.5
135 ';+ 22.0
81 - 4.9

547,049
576,019 1,92?,624 1,929,542
982,755
2GS,02G
271,779
90S, 417
136,135
" Quarter ending September 30.

0.3
8.2

1019
1919
1919

"119 142
| 1 2 127
1
62
"6'
"176
13
1
1
72
"09
t Novomber,

166
103
09

207 + 24.2
12S -r 21.5
74 -f 8.1

"548,327
"133,232
"137,434

628,023
154,15S
122,944

"91,318
"57,252
"59,800

101,832
69,819
56,866

1 440,474
7
IT 220,575
"125,9S9

130

1919
1919
1919

17 51
1747
"56
"24
"67
"34

4.4
5-5

1919
1919
1919

6,251 - 72.1
8,828 - 68.9
235,918
361,509

106,491
101,474

15S,753
90,917
81,551
20,765
31,354
40,038

542. M l 2,045,745
149,592
555,929
115, S4S
58,702
65,400
41,907

378,503
244,096

no

[03

1922.

7.1
3.7
6.3

48
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued.
NUMERICAL DATA.
NOFK.—Detailed tables covering all items are
given in this number. Consult index at end
of bulletin.
In many cases January figures are now
available and may be found in the special
table on page 32; or in the detailed tables
for each subject, pp. 57 to 2t6,

November,
1923.

Corresponding
month,
November or
December,
1922.

December,
1923.

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
THROUGH
LATEST MONTH.

1922

1923

INDEX

Per
cent
increase!
or decrease
j eiiiuii! lative
1 1923
! from
1922.

NUMBERS.

1922

KASE
YKAR
OR
PERIOD.

Per
cent
in: creaso
; (-H
\ or dc!: crease

1923

Ii <->
Nov. Dec. : Sept. Oct. Nov.

!

! Doc.
Dec. |i from
; Nov.

FATS AND OILS—Continued.
Oil Seeds and Xuts.
Reported

quarterly.

Peanut^, hulled:
Consumption
Si.ocks.
Copra:
Consnmpf ion
Stocks
Corn germs:
Consumption
Stocks
Flaxsetd:
Consumption

short tons..
short 1 OILS. .

"7
213
* 102

1, 800
|

2,893
277

10.324

short tons.. n 39,OSO
short tons.. 1 2,071
7

89,118
10,472

50,372
2S2

39,726
470

147.555

240,843 j
01,056

OS 1,485

!

133,607

short tons.. 1 35,200
7
short tons.. j
" 20:2
I
r
sho t tons. " 230,231

Stocks

52,031
9.: 232

5,000 i | - 51.0

251,140
147,144

f 33.4
-

J919

-f-745.1
M 747.L

1019
1919

i23 ;:-i- 33.1
42 p-l-345.8

1919
1919

]

" 91
i" 70

10-, ,;

956,808 j|-f- 40.4

1919
1919

17 00
170

130 i
217:

133
204

171.911 ||~- 25.9
210!461 | | - 21 i i

1913
1913
1919
1919

1-iS
24*
135
137

TOO
141
122

1*9
190
144
130

120.7H1 |!-f 0.89.
H l ' 8 4 0 j ! + 0.3
Ii

1914
.1919
1919

114

144
90

135
82

m

1913
1913

134
l'J9

140
134

6.775

1913

140

14S

5. 860

1913

148

152

1913
1913
1919
1919
1913

1S3
153
10)
11
0
153

&
i.-»s
109

1913

116

117

1913
1913
1913

113
1S9
111

101
ISO
30

100,572

!;•(•

8.8

ii

137
33

4- 43.1
+ 39.6

145
493

+ 86.9

+ 6.9
+ 7.1
- 23.6
- 6.2

9.1

short tons.. " 78,737
FOODSTUFFS.
Wheat.

Exports, including flour
thous. of bushs.
Visible supply
thous. of bushs.
Receipts, principal markets.-thous. of bushs.
Shipments, prin! markets
thous. of bushs.
Wheat flour:
Production
thous. of bbls.
Consumption
thous. of bbls.
Stocks
t hous. of bbls.
Prices:
No. 1, northern. Chicago...dolls, per bush.
No. 2, red winter, Chicago.dolls, per bush.
Flour, standard patents,
Minneapolis
dolls, per bbl.
Flour, winter straights,
Kansas City
dolls, per bbl.
Corn.
Exports, including meal
thc.is. of bushs.
Visible supply
thous. of bushs.
.Receipts, principal markets.. .thous. of bushs.
Shipments, prin. markets
1;lions, of bushs.
(J findings (starch, glucose)
thous. of bushs.
Prices, contract grades,
No. 2. Chicago
dolls, per bush.

12,147 • 12,991
1 85, 549
19s,740
37,192
28.4.01
17,612
10,015

16,428
136,^)3
45,331
24,280

11,524
10,300
7,900

11,741
10,771
7,100

11.041
10,992
7,700

1.092
1.001
6.03S

i.m

1.274
1.325

5.213

1,097
3.274
23, KM)
10.269
5,576

6.100
"). 130
2.1*3
7,035

ls.-vn

. 730

4,941
1 *.?;*(>
37,106
13,991
4,5">7

106,022

44.CS9 : - 73.1

"393^73
25\02l
fili, 794

" 2 7 1 " TO.-, " j! —" f-;i." 6"

170. ".31 :•- 34.9
ti.», 100

.734

157
303
129
95

102
361
118
S^

109
387
90
83

H5
93

129
133
90

119
127
84

141 +
132 +

127

131

120
108

122
110

135

132

133 I!* 1.0

140

136

133 ! - 1.6

16
13
110
98
.
153

26
30
15
5
110
133

52 ':-+• 99.0
81 I + 114.9
244 |:+ 5>,0
209 •f 80.4
135 + 1.0

102

135

117 i - 13.3

128
95
4.1

139
118
38

107
39

97 + 10.0
114 + 6.7
37 - 4.6

110

117

118

120

80
141

67
98

50
18

64 '+ 29.8
20 1+ 44.7

1913

1.0S3

5,60S
. 812

232,040
"420." ii 2
277,286
125,596
111,490

110 I, 105

108

105

H- 4.4

005
550
413
3,53^ 2,442 1,673
130
140
110

265
352
113

273
633
111

157 - 42.4
22.3
774
1.0
110

143
129

108
127

75
128

86

+ 14.1
- 9.9

48
25
34
27
19

-

100
136
137

117
123
IV
133

in

1.9
3.9

-I- 1.8
+ 2.1

Other Grains.
Oafs:
Receipts, principal
markets
th01.1s. of bushs.
Visible supply
thous. of bushs.
Export^, including meal, .thous. of bushs.
Prices, contract grades,
Chicago
dolls, per bush.
Bailey:
Receipts, principal
markets
thous. of bushs.
Exports
ihous. of bushs.
Price, fair to good,malting,
Chicago
.".dolls, per bush.
Rye:
Receipts principal
markets
thous. of bushs.
Exports, including flour., thous. of bushs.
Price, No. 2, Chicago
dolls, per bush.

18,298
18, GSR
1,179

20, m
19.940
1.125

.442

5,830
3S2

228,760
85,749

239.693 i! + 4.8
11.597 j - 67.6

. 4-19

4,493
264

20,955
32.391
'915

1913
4,215
762

.650

.085
2.030
1,200
.701

7,121
3,785
. 890

15.608
49,890

17,881
44,951

96
4,246
5,903
2,625
796
2,900
3,200
800

40,851 :-!- 15.9
11,811 j - - 35.9

.689

3,531
981
.708

40,408
18,433

1913
1913

45
107
1

64,231
47,822

41,199
31 2
31,99S j - 33.1

1913
1913
1913

26,834
50,721

500,000

272,011 I - 45.6

1913
1919

172
136

129
130

56
2.132
5,433
1,378
630

41
5,647
16,835
374
1,486

1,025
137.332
109,108
19,630
36,457

150.504 ! + 9.6
115,122 i|-f 5.5
31.72.1 |,-| - 61.0
44,7"

1913
1913
1913
1913
1913

63
80
102
03
76

66
107

63
113
81
37
48

80
73
63
43
43

82
49
38
5
1
24

4,070
2,000
220

3,330
4.000
2,400

1913
1913
1914

100
200
137

129
172
114
103
330 ij 192

143
114
165

111
92
110

+

1.6

Total G r a i n s .
Total grain exports, incl. flour.thous. of bushs.
Car load ings of grain and grain products., cars.
Argentine G r a i n .
Exports:
Wheat
flour
thous. of bbls..
Wheat
thous. of bushs.
Corn
thous. of bushs.
Oats
thous. of bushs.
Flaxsccd
thous. of bushs.
Visible supply:
Wheat..'.
thous. of bushs.
Corn
thous. of bushs.,
Flaxsccd
thous. of bushs.,




004

"Quarter ending September 30.

•'— l l . W

41.7
49.8
8.9
47.5
20,9

157 -I- 37. r,
57 ;•- 37.5
30 - 72. £

49
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued.
NUMERICAL DATA.
NOTE.—Detailed tables covering all items are
given in this number. Consult index at end
of bulletin.
In many cases January figures are now
available and may be found in the special
table on page 32, or in the detailed tables
for each subject, pp. 57 to 216.

INDEX NUMBERS.

Per

Per
cent
inrcaso

cent
increase

November,

December,
1923.

Corresponding
month,
November or
December,
1922.

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
THROUGH
LATEST MONTH.

1923

1923

or decrease
cumulative
1923
from
1922.

BASE
YEAB
OR
PERIOD.

1922

>r do-

Nov. Dec.

Sept. Oct.

Dec.

)
)ec.
from
Nov.

FOODSTUFFS—Continued.
Other Crops.
Bice:
Receipts at mills:
tbous. of bbls.
Shipments—
Total from mills
thoiis. of pockets.
Through
New Orleans
thous. of pockets.
Stocks, end of month,
at mills
.thous. of pockets.
Imports
pockets (100 lbs.).
Exports.
pockets (100 lbs.).
Apples:
Cold-storage holdings
(1st of following month)., thous. of bbls.
Car-lot shipments
carloads.
Potatoes, car-lot shipments
carloads.
Onions, car-lot shipments
carloads.
Citrus fruit, ear-lot shipments
carloads.
Hay, receipts
tons.
Sweet corn, unsold stocks. Iowa-Neb.. .cases.

1,912

966

1,272

10,052

7,916 - 21.2

1919

292

209

65

49.5

1,236

820

940

9,576

8,246 - 13.2

1919

210

154

101

33.7

201

417

3,301

2,682 - 18.8

1919

171

164

Gl

33.8

1,735
26,70S
184,092

2,011
28,614
339,117

2,326
42,948
343,462

635,347
4,115,424

481,258 - 24.3
1,403,627 - 17.3

1919
1919
1919

247
78
127

287
32
109

44
4
33

15.9
7.1
S4.2

9,425
25,187
19,400
2,622
11,149
90,646
219,185

9,200
7,748
11,403
1,683
10,672
76,458
187,117

6,481
8,229
11,589
1,526
-10,416
86,132
569,417

92,809
239,163
25,951
70,583
922,477

1919
1919
1919
1919
1919
1019
1922

387
276
132
116
133
71

374
121
77
88
193
71

53
212
153
213
CO
71

2,182
1,131
624
1,106

1,810
788
353
1,018

1,825
847
357
997

23,216
10,665
4,865
12,436

0.0
23,213
10,058 - 5.7
4,554 - 6.4
13,035 - 3.0

1919
1919
1919
1919

118
150
161
100

465,080
423,40G
12,086

411,049
389,065
9,495

424,178
392,804
10,780

5,006,395
4,829,853
173,472

5,169,744 + 3.3
5,016,574 + 3.9
163,024 - 6.0

1913
1919
1913

134
93
107

121
88

93,166

105,655

116,255

1919

40

49

20

+ 13.4

1913
1913
1913

123
120
107

120
106

125
135
132

-0.fi
- 2.3
- 0.7

123,216
227,467
25,582
99,128
917,913

+
+
-

32.8
4.9
1.4
40.4
0.5

(13)

(13)

359
655
223
274
100
73
50

2.4
CO. 2
41.2
35.8
4.3
15.7
14.6

543
340
120
151
207
75
28

Cattle a n d Beef.
Cattle movement, primary market:
Receipts
thousands.
Shipments, total
thousands.
Shipments, stocker and feeder.thousands.
Slaughter
thousands.
Beef products:
Inspected slaughter prodttc.thous. of lbs.
Apparent consumption
thous. of lbs.
Exports
thous. of lbs.
Cold-storage holdings
(1st of following month).. .thous. of lbs.
Prices, Chicago:
Cattle, corn-fed
dolls, per 100 lbs.
Beef, fresh native steers.dolls, per 100 lbs.
Beef, steer rounds, No. 2.dolls, per 100 lbs.

9.844
17.50
13.60

9.785
17.10
13.50

10.581
15.50
13.90

5,416
1,779
70
3,657

5,825
1,911
46
3,919

5,004
1,057
46
3,360

876,726
647,549
15S,90S

112
129
143
97

79

- 17.0
- 30.3
- 43.4

129
95
110

- 11.6

-

8.0

-8.2
21.4

Hogs a n d Pork.
Hog movement, primary markets:
Receipts, primary markets
thousands.
Shipments, primary markets..thousands,
shipments,stoeker and feeder.thousands.
Slaughter
thousands.
• Pork products:
Inspected slaughter produc. thous. of lbs.
Apparent consumption
thous. of lbs.
Exports
thous. of lbs.
Cold-storage holding (1st of
. following month)
thous. oflbs.
Prices:
Hogs, heavy, Chicago. ..dolls, per 100lbs.
Hams, smoked, Chicago .dolls, per 100 lbs.
Sheep a n d M u t t o n .
Sheep movement, primary markets:
Receipts, primary markest
thousands.
shipments, primary markets..thousands.
shipments, stocker and feeder.thousands.
Slaughter
thousands.
Lamb and mutton:
Inspected slaughter produc.thous. oflbs.
Cold-storage holdings
Pric ^ S t °* f o l l o w i n 8 month).. .thous. oflbs.
Sheep, ewes, Chicago....dolls, per 100 lbs.
Sheep, lambs, Chicago, .dolls, per 100 lbs.

44,068
15,331
592
23,739

55,32S + 25.6
19,138 + 24.8
38.5
820
36,175 + 25.7

1919
1919
1919
1919

118
126
73
115

13
139
61
133

97
112
136
90

145
149
93
144

+ 7.0

979,788
647,0S6
188,697

SSI, 748 7,454,055
718, 736 5,962,332
156,067 1,487,090

9,221,573 4- 23.
7,108,033 + 19.
1,987,427 + 33.6

1913
1913
1913

145
201
152

183
257
190

115
203
208

1S2
231
194

+ 11.8
- 0.1
4- 18.7

612,813

756,818

619,319

1919

50

68

7.131
20.90

7.050
20.50

8.256
20.60

1913
1913

99
123

99
124

1,816
1,084
540

1,526
6S8
154
837

1/316
708
256
S20

22,365
11,677
4,167
10,669

22,052
11,722
4,178
10,298

1.4
0.4
7.5
3.5

1919
191!)
1919
1919

101
121
131
84

11
144
155
85

153
202
258
93

32,286

35,102

418,292

440,786

+ 5.4

1913

67

71

70

-

20

2J
-

+ 77
.

11
169

113

777
35,547

+
+
-

2,508

4,523

1919

43

2,014
5.656
12.275

6.410
12.500

6.219
14.869

1913
1913

137

15,624
63,458

12,119
64,292

9,505
48,690

195,117

192,274 -

57,819

75,576

73,458

913,669

341,327

ISO

133
191

7.4
- 34.3

7a

+ 22.0
85
126

103
134

-

1.1
1.9

- ICO
- 36.5
- 71.5
79 + 7.7
9.2

121
158

137 + 13.9
.
160 + 1 8

90
103

- 22.4
.
101 + 1 3

292

382 + 30.7

95

164

141 + 47.9

Fish*
Total catch, prin. fishing ports, .thous. oflbs.
^old-storage holdings, 15th of mo. thous. oflbs.

1.5

- 62.6

1919

117
86

1919
1919

Poultry.
5jp?iPts at five markets
^old-storage holdings
list of following month)

thous. oflbs.

1919

100,170

22S I

371

13*

thous. of lbs.

63,350

Condensed and evaporated milk:
Exports
".
thous. oflbs.
receipts at five markets:
gutter
thous. oflbs.
yieee
thous. oflbs.
thous. of cases.

22,181

29,770

9,850

187,499

194,264

3.6

1919

20

31

+ 34.2

41,316
16,870
568

41,881
14,299
587

38, 475
13,749
486

650,432
203,493
16,28S

658,061
220,156
16,715

1.2
8.2
2.6

1919
1919
1919

112
113
S3

90
104

+ 14
.
- 15.2
+ 33
.

93,675

78

150

Dairy Products.

N o t available.

79692°—24-




50
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—•Continued.
!•;

NUMERICAL* DATA.
NOTE.—Botiiilod tables covering all i t e m s a r e
given in t h i s n u m b e r . Consult index at e n d
of bulletin.

In many cases January figures are now
available and may be found in the special
table on page 32, or in the detailed tables
for each subject, pp. 57 to 216.

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
THROUGH
LATEST MONTQ.

Corresponding

November,
1«2»

December,
1923.

month,
November or
December,
1922.

I N D E X NUMBERS.

Per
cent
increase

1922

( • » : )

or decrease
(-)
cumulative
1923
from
1922.

1928

1922

HA.SE
YEAR
OR

Tor
cent
increase

1923

or decrease

PERIOD.

pec.
Nov.

Sept. Oct. Nov.

Dec.

from
NTov.

Dec

FOODSTUFFS—Continued.
Dairy Products—Continued.
Cold-storage holdings (1st of following mo.):
Creamery butler
thous. of lbs.
American cheese
thous. of lbs.
Case eggs
thous. of cases.
Wholesalo prices at five markets:
Butter
dolls, per lb.
Cheese
dolls, per lb.
Fluid milk:
Receipts—
Boston (inehid. cream)..thous. of qts.
Greater New York
thous. of cans.
Production Minneapolis.. .thous. of qts.
Sugar.
Raw:
Imports..
.long tons.
Meltings, 8 ports...
Jong tons.
Stocks at refineries, end of
iesT
long tons.
month
Refined, exports
long tons.
Cane, domestic:
long tons.
Receipts at. New Orleans..
Prices:
Wholesale, 96° centrifugal,
N. y
. . . ..dolls, per lb.
Wholesale, refined, N. Y.. . .dolls, per lb.
index number.
Retail, average 51 cities
Cuban movement:
long tons.
Receipts at Cuban ports...
long tons.
E xpor is
Stocks, end of month
,
long tons.
Coffee.
Imports
Visible supply:
"vVorld.-."
rnited Stales
Rec-eipts, total, Hrazil
Clearances:
Total, Brazil, for world
Total, Brazil, for U. S

191(5-20
1916-20
1910-20

5 1 , r>r»9
55,105
4,031

30,2S2
50, 791
1,926

.511
.248

. 530
. 230

14,783
2,2S2
17,559

14,795
2,335

14,213
2,154
11,439

163,211
288,031

110,143
199,642

141,821
227,333

58,189
3,060

57,929
1,853

44,828
2,671

820,095

198,213

37,805

66,014

45,824

110,828

169,21S

.073
. 087
9,920
83,151
31.2-10

20, S19
33.017
1,311

. 526
.259

.073
. 088

thous. of lbs.

164,947

143,19(5

4,09 i
SSI
1,189

178,53S
26, 786
145,177

4,341,473 3,302,983
5,083,902 | 4,177,984

thous. of bags.
thous. of bags.

1.371
' 7-18

thous. of 1 bs..

12,2S7

13, 722

651
5,301

23.9
17.8

52.7

491
4,428

83 I
80

1919
1913
1919

108 !
143 j
160 I

114 I 121 I 113
101 i 101
153
225
234
246

1913
1919

137 ;
95

114
83

159
118

1919
1909-13

3.4
184.089
29'. 533 4- 10.3
195'. 941 4- 35.0

132

202
145

127
94

78
S3 !

72 I

3.949,937
4; 026,227

131.016 j 1,246,041
7,953
970
993

1-13.0

3,437,256
3,4O9,1SS

-

15.3

SI I
83 I

0.1
2.3

;

61
104

01 ! ! - 0.4
03 ! ! - 39.4

2i7
2V.)
193

208
203
187

19
64
44

21
13

3
20
5

209 -j
0.0
207 !;+ 1.1
184 ! ; - 1.6
ii
8 if4-100.8

154

160 j 103
160
102
147 ! 151

199
193
175

26
31

1909-13

113
157

3.7
7.3

03 : : - 32.5
61 I - 30.7

12

59

89 :J474 . -

408

234 283

1919
1919
1919

80
80

231

1913
1913
1913
1913

. 057
.069 !

4,293
712
1,214
1, 2SS
750

54 : ~ 41.3
136 91
150
148137 '.- 7.S
ISO j 109 52 j - 52.2

1919
1919

25,870
87,4S9
3,714 i 101,760
22.102
45, 349

thous. of bags.
thous. of bags.
thous. of bags.

171
168
237

85
100
88

s;

]

74.6

'' -

9 5 . •>
"

3 ii--- 2 9 . 1

1S7

218

189 I - 13.2

2.6

1913
1913
1913

07 ! 49 ! 45
52 ';
51
51
51 .
132
104 I 104 i; 132

40
48
125

30 : : . - 8.5
39 i i - 19.5
129 ! -| 2.1

13. 4
25. 3

1913
1913

119
188 :

183
216

138
190

130 - I 192 'S4-

1,407,855 ji-f 13.0

10,723 j

10,997 j : +

959
481

12,426
5,989

14,091
7. .503

9,048 j

97,118

161 I 173 ||
7 0 '••

Jj

168

97 j! 220

6.1
1.1

Tea.
Imports

107,127 j 4. 10.3

1909-13

124

1913
1913

349

110 |j 157

11.7

149

TOBACCO.
Consumption ftax-paid withdrawals):
Large cigars
millions.
Small cigarei U'S
millions.
Manufactured tobacco
and snulV
thoii.s. of lbs.
"Exports:
! inmanu Nurtured leaf
thous. of lbs.
CigareMos...
millions.
Rales at Iooso-leaf warehouses... .thous. of lbs.
Price, wholesale, Hurley good leaf,
dark red, Louisville.'.
dolls, per 100 lbs.
Stocks (reported quarterly):
Chewing, smoking. srmlV,
export
mills, of lbs.
Cigar tobacco
'.
mills, of lbs.
Total, including imported
mills, of lbs.

561
3,545

33,380

26,232

26,361

53. 734
' 958
98,317

55.707
1,071
94,48S

6,893
53,565

36,955
819 j
70,560 i

28.00

27.50 j .

» 1,087 I
>• 393
"1,502!

1,220
358
1,052

412,099 j

1.9

497, 200 ! -f 15. 4
12'. 328 ! + 7. 4
504^33! j 4- 1.0

430,S80
11,476
499,209

1,068 1
347 '
1,491

+
1.5
4- 20.3

1913

108 '
•

i
91 ;

89 I
273 ; 429
71

113
4S4

103
414

7.S j!_ 24.7
'M2 :|- 17.4

1909-13
1913
1919

1913
1913
1913

,

92

90

118 |j 123
127
443 , •139 j 632
71
86 j
86

149 I 1 7 1
4Wi
529
100

177 :; I 3.7
551 " \- 11.8
'

20S :

420, 232

28.00 j

6.999
64)451

212

115 ij- 3.9

208 212

17 123 ! 132
" 103 i 94
u 118 121

212

71 | j - 21.4

212 j! 0.0
134
106
127

|-

j
i
150 it- 12.2
97 i- 8.9
134 •;+ 5.8

Til A X.SIM MiTATION.
River a n d Canal Cargo Traffic.
P a n a m a Canul:
Total cargo traflie
thous, of long tons.
In American vessels.. . t h o u s of long ions.
In UrifLsh vessels
t h o u s of long tons,
S a u l t Ste. Marie Canul... .t.hous. of shori: tons,
N e w York H a l e c a n a l s . . . t h o u s . of short tons.
tons.
Cape Cod Canal
tsuez Canal
thous. o f metric tons.
Mississippi River:
..short tons.
Receipts at St. Louis
S h i p m e n t s from Ft. L o u i s . . . ..short tons.
tons.
G o v e r n m e n t barge line
Ohio River, P i t t s b u r g h , Pa., to
..short tons.
Wheeling, W . V a




7

2,
1,

2,498 i

10,

024 !!
1.75s j;

132,
1,

77,202 '[

IS.
19;
53,
648,594 |

1 , 4 3 3 !••

1, 535
8S1
44-3
1,838
1338
144,377
2,060

51,796 I

15,200
12,535
39, 779

490,272 !;

483,803

Quarter ending September 30.

13,711
6,557
4,054
66; 068

r,sj
1, 238, 712
21,361
158,145
178,905 I
598,092

101
925
305
380
2, 184
1,389, 457

-i- 83.5
! + 142.9
! + 32,3
I 4- 38.3
4- 18,9
i 4- 12.2

13-1. 925 ! - 14,7
213; 700 !+ 36.2
710] 431 j 4- 18. S

3,585,188 ! 5,460,555 J;+ 52.3

1915
1915
1915
1913
1913
1916
1919
1913
1913
1919

350 I 377
357 i 483
206 ! 242
95 ! IS
I
91 .
130 - "iis"
149 ! 177
87 : 31
316 : 425
170 : 456

1922
194 I
t November, 1922.

532
759
243
128
71
76
153

522
7S3
236
130
94
80
171

545
785
261
107
62
127
166

692
625

107
419
632

102
489
610

162 189 j 183 [ 217

613
780
340
IS

i|+ 12.6
I;--- 0.1
!|+ 30. o
: | - 83.3

74 ! ; - 41.8

593 ' ! -

2.8

164 i i - 24.4

51
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued.
NUMERICAL DATA.
NOTE.—Detailed tables covering all items arc
given in this number. Consult index at end
of bulletin.

In many cases January figures are now Novemavailable and may be found in the special
ber.
table on page 32, ori n the detailed tables 1923.
for each subject, pp. 57 to 216m

December,
1023.

Corresponding
month,
November or
December,
1922.

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
THROUGH
LATEST MONTH.

or do- |
crea.so i

(-)

1022

I N D E X NT.MilKHS.

Tcr |
rent

1923

IVr
tent
in-

I»ASE
YKAB

cumulative
1923
from
1922.

H )
or (U*-

Nov.

Doc.

Sept. Oct.

Nov.

:)ec.

Dec1.
from
Nov.

TRANS1 1 ORTAT ION—Cont inued.
Ocean Transportation.
Entrances, vessels in foreign trade:
Total
thous. of net tonsAmerican
tlious. of rtet tons.
Foreign
thous. of net tons.
Clearances, vessels in foreign trade:
Total
thous. of net tons.
A morican
thous. of net tons.
Foreign
thous. of net tons.
Freight rates, Atlantic ports to:
United Kingdom, weighted index number.
All Europe
weighted index number.

5,618
2,719
2,899

5,529
2,025
2,904

5,018
2,45G
2,562

G5,0S0
31.G32
33,448

+ 2.1
27,8;i0 - 12.0
38,023 + 15.5

1913
1913
1913

272

113
2(>0
78

5,848
2,SS5
2,963

4,964
2,237
2,727

4,775
2,132
2,643

64,739
31,065
33,074

60,673 + 3.0
27,910 - 11.8
38,731 | + 17.1

1913
1013
1913

139
270
87

107
171
82

1920
1920

23.0
21.0

27.1
21.4

12S
102
105

127
232
89

+

1.0
3.5
0.2

- l r». i
- r:,2 ,ri
21.J
02
- S.0
102
2'). S 23. 4 2S. f, 27. R !'- 2.S
20.7 22.0
25.1
00
.
133
VA\
109

Freight Cars.
Surplus (daily av. last week of month):
V, ox
,
number.
Coal
numb er.
Total
number.
Shortage (daily av. last week of month):
B ox
number.
Coal
number.
Total
number.
Cars in bad order:
Total
cars.
Ratio to total in use
per cent.
Car loadings (weekly average):
Total
cars.
Grain and grain products
cars.
Livestock
cars.
Coal
cars.
Forest products
"
cars.
Oro
cars.
Merchandise and miscellaneous,
cars.
Railroad Operations.
Revenue:
Freight
thous. of dolls.
Passengers
thous. of dolls.
Total, operating
thous. of dolls.
Operating expense..
thous. of dolls.
Net operating income:
Total
.....thous. of dolls.
Per cent on tentative valuation..per cent.
Receipts per ton-mile
cents.
Freight carried
mills, of ton-miles.
Locomotives in bad order, 1st of following
month, per cent to total in use:
Freight
per cent.
Passenger
per cent.

53,962
80,756
153,057

129,963
140,409
312,338

5,062
3,051
14,981

319
605
1,336

ISO
21
123

38,397
36,525
82,927

1919
1919
1919

155,626
6.8

158,175
6.9

216,011
9.0

1013
1913

976,615
49,890
39,969
176,233
72,298
35, f.97
592,314

822,005
44,951
35,619
161,022
58,392
10,414
500,500

838,918
50,721
3 3 , Cfi'J

1919
1919
1919
1019
1919
1019
1919

'-f-UO.S
•4- K;..O
1 + 101.1

1919
1919
1919

188,255
5Gt 079
0,522
486,8S2

395,599
87,102
531,508
406,582

tSS0,9U
tS4,S29
t523,G0S
•M05,S45

86,131
4.68
1,150
38,159

183,223
f4.46

17.9
16.9

Passenger Travel.
Railroads:
Passengers carried one mile
thousands. 2,832,S6S
2,551
Pullman passengers carried
thousands.
Kational parks:
29,235
Visitors
number.
1,157
Automobiles entered
number.
Arrivals from abroad:
105,393
Aliens
number.
21,942
United States citizens
number.
Departures for abroad:
18,532
Aliens
„........number.
14,901
United States citizens
number.

3,644,805
977,765
5,105.916
4,051", 867
097,843

4,279,447
1,010,579
5,851,306
4,555,013

+ 17.4
+ 7.0
+ 14.6
+ 12.4

908,386 +

30.2

U,U9
f3S,077
17.9
16.9

2,817
28,997
489

1,020
553
142
140
118
13G
118
HI

- 4.1.6
— «H». 5
:- 00.8

202
870
313

130
03

137
132

99

102
07

1.0
l.G

123
120
101
12S
100
129

131
127
133
10S
130
1,7)
130

- 0.'.»
- 1(1.0
- 8.6
- 10.2
- 70.8

105

no
102
107
100
2-i

us

103

1913
1913
1913
1913

220
147
205
223

200
171
201
223

221
ISi
214
229

2.71
163
230
245

1913
1913
1919
1919

139
87
156
139

132
100
154
132

151
87
153
144

172
03
160
154

- n.s

140
0.0
0.0

1919
1919

26.3
24.2

18,551
251

1913
1913

110
132

126
15S

103
137

1920
1920

2,759,938 31,417,404 34,780,422 + 10.7
2,725

27
3

183
107

G2
4

43,084
16,720

523,694
291,553

1913
1913

37
65

87
112

18,830
15,761

242,307
200,504

1913
1913

37
52

42,489
9,246

482,450
106,584

1013
1913

8,848
10,079
1,505

8,796
10,8.50
2,205

101,244
127,297
20, SCO

4,611
1,417
3,105

47,703
17,251
30,452

55,02S ,4- 17.2
19,010 t 4- 13.7
36,312 + 19.2

3,598
1,307
1,028
110,500

34.192
13.193
27,174

38,SGI + 13.7
14,618 + 10.8
31,457 + 15.8

+

10.4

42 -

0.8
57.7

136

41
GO

45,314
9,945

100
123

80
118

PUBLIC UTILITIES.
Telephone companies:
Operating revenues
thous. of dolls.
Operating income
thous. of dolls.
Telegraph companies:
Commercial telegraph tolls, thous. of dolls.
Operating revenues
thous. of dolls.
Operating income
thous. of dolls.
Central electric stations:
Production, electric p o w e r Total
mills, of kw. hours..
By water power, .mills, of kw. hours..
By fuels
mills, of kw. hours..
Consumption of fuelsCoal
thous. of short tons..
Oil
thous. of barrels..
Gas
millions of cu. ft..
Gross revenue, sales
thous. of dolls..
w Index




4,834
1,497
3,337

4,947
l,f>S9
3,257

3,380
3,464
1,404
1,381
2,521
2,204
127,300
number less than 1

324
249

334
215

350
260

34.1;
.2GS

1919
1919
1919

317
23G
114
10S
100

116
107
138

121
113
102

12$
120
128

116
100
02

1919
1019
1019

136
112
150

142
110
158

140
120
151

153
121
172

149
12.
165

153
139
101

+

123
142
10S
425

10S
144
170

122
150
162
441

118
150
124
4S9

116
153
141

- 2.4
+ 17
.
+ 14.4

115
135
134
405
f November, 1922.
1919
1919
1919
1913

1 412

2.3
12.8
- 2.4

52
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—CJontinued.
Per
cent
increase

NUMERICAL DATA,
NOTE.—Detailed tables covering all items are
given in this number. Consult index at end
of bulletin.
In many cases January figures are now
available and may be found in the special
table on page 32, or in the detailed
tables
for each subject, pp. 57 to 216.

November,
1923.

December,
1923.

<+)

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
THROUGH
LATEST MONTH.

Corresponding
month,
November or
December,
1922.

1922

or decrease

(-)

cumulative
1923
from
1922.

1923

INDEX NUMBKRS.

VOT

cent
inBASE
YEAR
Oil
FE11IOD.

1922

or decrease,
Deo.
from
Nov.

Sept. Oct. Nov. De.?.

Nov. Doc.

EMPLOYMENT.
Number employed, by industries:
Tor•)]. 1 J2S firms
Ihoussmds.
Foo.J products
number.
Text i los
mi tnbor.
Iron -and steel
number.
Lumber
number.
Lent her
number.
Pa]cr and printing
number.
1 Jevera.-es
nu ml ><;;•.

1,980
2 01«
i.s;
144,805
14ftj 510
141'. 738 !
201.9.14
21.12, 437
204,7)2
506 351 ! 491;572
476!S73
28,422
28. 858
27! <!01
53,666
50' 054
57,000
55.947
50, 253
55.333
T.097 |i
1, 004
sfi.ot
S5\ 858 |!
88, 408
19; 020 j! 17", 057 j .
21.! 322
110.420 1
1 90.008 !.
108! 305
3!',505 ;j
30, 028
i I.
301;464 1 254.052
304, 220
00,019
72.217 |J
72, 034
327,559 !| 203^ 300
32!*', 268

Choi'iiic'tils
iiumVer.
S(.one, elav a n d glass
number.
M'vt;il<. c \ c . iron a n d steel
number.
Tob:«-eo iproducts
mini' vr.
Voiucles."
number.
lir-ilway repair shops
number.
Mi-< cil-ineous
number.
N u m b e r emr l o \ e d . S t a t e a n d cit.v reports:
f)4S
N e w York iSUiie
.thousands.
212
Detroit
thousands.
\\ isoonsin
index n u n i b e r .
Illinois
index n u m b e r .
7vlassnrlnisetls
i n d e x nuifiber.
T o t a l pay roll:
15,145
New Y'ork S t a t e
t h o u s . of dolls.
Wisconyin
index n u m b e r .
Average weekly earnings:
New Y ork S t a t e . . . '
dolls.
27. 04
\Yisron^iji
index n u m b e r .
Massachusetts
index n u m b e r .
R a i l w a y em.} loymerit:
N u m b e r (employed
thousands.
3! ourly compensation
dollars.
622
E m y joyrnVnt aj-cney operations:
Workers registered
number.
163,328
Jobs registered
number.
128.129
"Workers placed
number.
107.010
.A verygo a i>j >1 icants \ or job
nu inl ser _
1.27

541 !

235 ;l

15,141 ii
27. 97

i

i
'
i
;;

119. 4
111.4
•102.4
1132.9
1119.0
1117.6
109.6
46.0
Ii.114.2
I 127. 4
1131. 6
|103. 4
100. 3
!; 109.0

j 107. 9
1103.6
i136.4
117.9
If5. 1
110 9
40. 5
115.9
127.9
131.2
!102. 7
104.5
114.1
!;ioo.9 102.0

315
19H
313
104
1920
102
110.4 120.1
1915
105.3 107. 4
1022
Sept.,'22 103. 1 104. 5

548
184

14,400

1014
1915

237
243
247.1 251. 3

130.2
jllO. 5
105. 4
: 149.0
1123. 0
115.6
•'110. 3
80. 6
1117. 5
155. 0
141.0
98. I
197. 5
1123. 6
112.9
I
ll 5
121
123. 1
108.3
98.9

110
115
113
121
120
132
j 120. i) 120.7 119.9
II OS. 3 1.07.9 107.1
100.7 99. 2

253
2

259
239
276. 0 275. 2 205. 0

272.

1120.3 127.4
' 113.9 LI 0.4
102. 7 102. 5
144. 8 140. 0
123.9 122.1
115.7 113.0 108. 1
112. 7 112. 1
1.10.6
0. 8
09. 5 j 09.4
114.4
119. L
3f>4.4
147.2 |3f>4.4 142. 1
140. 6 1142.6 !».•!.!). 4
09. 6 '102.7 i 104.0
100. 0 100.5 1194. 8
120. ~ ! il9. 0 11R 3 I ' 113.3 114. o 113.9
120.9
115.8
101. 0
349.0

"?9

tl.7S0
t2

3916
1916

172,509 2.066.243 2,277.831 143.21)5 i 2,235', 302 I 2,177,114 115,5'5 1! 739, 230 1,089,S31 1.20

14.6
2.6
2.8

111
222

109
225

number..

Value..'.
thou.s. of dolls..
Foreicn issued
thous. of dolls..
Internal-revenue taxes collected:
Theal er admissions
thous. of dolls..
Firearms and shells
thous. of dolls..
Jewelry, watches and
clocks
thous. of dolls..
Bond and stock issues
and conveyances
thous. of dolls..
Capital stock transfers
thous. of dolls..




6

0.0

«1921
1921
1921
« 1021

104
161
359
64

85.
123
122
09

86
153
145
56

f

1.2

118
1S5
02

.111 : L
225 ; |.

81
110
314
73

70 ;•\~ 13.0
7* j — 28.5
.122 - 26.7
03 i | - 14.2

DISTRIBUTION MOVEMENT.

ii

Mail-order bouses:
Total sales
thous. of dolls.
34.52S
Se;vrx, Koebiick <t Co
thous. of dolls.
20.410
Montgomery Ward A: Co.. .thous. of dolls.
14.112
Ton-ctJjii si ores:
ToUil sales
thous. of doll-.
20.3S7
F. \\. Woolvvorlh Co
thous. of dolls.
17.2S3
S. S. Krcs-je Co
thous. of dolls.
7,50S
MeCrorv Stores Corp
thous. of dolis.
1,S27
S. II. Kress <c Co
f
thous. of dolls.
2, 700
Rests umi I t ch;iins:
Total sales, 2 chains
thous. of dolls.
3.000
Stores operated
number..
209
fluids ("o
thous. of dolls.,
3,918
Waldorf system
t \wus. of dolls..
1,088
Chain stores: '
J. C. Penney Co
thous. of dolls..
7.1 06
Uniieu Ci.'.rar Stores C o . . . .thous. oMoll.s.
6,158
A. .Schull.e (Inc.)
.thous. of dolls..
1,6S1
Jones 1 >ros. Tea Co
thous. of dolls.-.
1,923
Ow! 1 )r)]« Co
thous. of dolls..
801
American Wholesale Corp,
total sales
thous. of dolls..
2,879
Candy sales by manufacturers, .thous. of dolls..
39,767
Maya/.ine ad vert,isin.u
(for following niontli)
tbous. of lines..
2,109
Newspaper advertising
thous. of lines.. 305,588
Postal rece.il-Is
tol al (50 oil ies)
thous. of dolls..
20,531
Money orders:
Homeric paid (50 cities)—
(^uaat.ity
number..
10,918
Value
thous. of dolls..
87,039
Domes! icissued (50cities)—
(JUMP. I ity

- 0 . 7

3 38
221

118
225

6
6

1.5
3.1
0.8
2.9
1. 5
4.3
0.5
0. 3
3.0
8.0
2.0
1.9
0.9
0.6
0.5
1,3
10. S

222
218
220
200
220
211
1014
212.3 200. 3 1221. 2 22S. 5 228. 3 221.7
1015
110. 6
Sept. 22 ; 103. i 104. 5

20. 39

:

142,040
9J.500
78,830
1.09

1021
1921
1921
1021
1921
1921
1921
1021
1021
1921
1921
1021
1921
1021
1921

!|

35,800 I
20! 797 •]
15,003 ii

32,385
20,750
ll!629

275,009
182', 105
02,474

350,182 + 27.0
215,539 l ! + 18.3
334)643 + 45.6

1913
1013
1913

277
254
332

35.1

231
202
301

335
2S3
45S

306
250
426

55,150 i
32', 026 :
13,070 .
13,00
3,579 !|
5,902 jj

40.123
27! 4<i3
10! 515
2! 90S
5.! 477

280,26.8

330.572
193, -140
81.843
2l! 305
34,005

+ 17.9
15.7
4- 25.5
+ 25.1
-r 10.9

1913
1013
1913
1913
1913

318
209
571
352
288

052
6t".O
010

316
20S
572
371
271

379
328
650
417
332

692 l|+ 87. 7
369
313
501 '!+ 88.8
679 1,1S3 :i+ 74.1
400
77 T : U - 9 5 . 9
308
(iO3 : ! J - 1 1 5 . 3

3,194 ji
21-i
2,079 !
1,115 I

3,001
107
1.940
;

32,933

36,430

+ 10.6

1920

109

115

120

21,300
11,5(J7

23,103 | + 8.6
j
13,237 I i 14.4
! -

1913
1920

25S
130

274
134

2S4
143

287
147

270
138

8.475
8,739 !
2,531 i
2,044 !
1,370 !

0,297
8,385
2,049
1,573
1,203

49,036
72,944

62,100
75,202
19,989
20.860

1913
1913
1919
1913
1913

1,703 i
45,823 |
|

J,856
43,603 j

!

107!

207

ft;. 101
17!072
30,049

10, ill
17,2*4
10,824

:|+
'-!|
!;+
!'f"

26.8
3.2
21.6
20.7
8. .
1

202
86

19,108 !
23,, 8 4
1,093,575 1,170,475
27*, 811

24.1
7.0

1913
1919

120

9.5

1919

135

159

121 088
946:957

10. 5
15.3

1919
1919

132
123

»..., „ 117
128 il 112 I

14. 7
14.1
80.7

1919
1939
191.9

147 ;| 128
115 ! 127 ii
82 ! 138 I!
301
199

11,985
91,314

12,298
83,481

112.S15
821', 548

3,250
3.1,812
5,491

2,789
27,010
4,103 I

2S,075
291.526
22.! 309

0,849
502

243

6,825 !
272 i

67,235
3,840

74
4

852
25S

11.3
10. 9

1919
1919

1,053

1,700

1,529 j

18,794

2J.900

+ 16.5

191.9

3,567
788

3,734
762 I

39,082
9,878

45,911 + 17.5
8, (J54 t - 12.4

3,413
559

Six months' average, July to December, inclusive.

32, 213 |
330 158
41 655

1919
1919

115
203 ;i-f
141 .;!+

8.4
5.7

40. 8
15.2

1913
1920

20,1oO

1.9
6.7

125 :
110 i

234
54

5. 8

31,351

3.9

201 i f
455 !J+

17.8
41.9
50.6
6.3
53. 2

8.6

1,309
100,778

318 ;i+

!2,599 2,862 j2,732 3,451 3,271 3,852 ,
260
2.-0
2"8
244
310
377 •
250
365
210
203
305
250 .
235
177
234
242
21V3
275
422 •
278
252 j 370
360

30.028 j 32,
36«)', 155 387,

1,7-16
102,475

2,775
28,97-1
4.541

287
201

J36
110

2«;>2

93

384
126

111

126
85

|| 111 j 128
!
93 I 104
92
November, 1922.

127

211
100

148

17.2
2.9

144

171 ; + 18.2

140 i 141
143 I 134

] 5 I ;:-f
140 !;-!•

150 !

172 ; |- 1 7 . 1
117 . •+• 9 . S

179 j

1S5 i|+ 20.9

129
71

127
157

137

01
161

138 ', 112 i!+

87 ! 100
4.3 I 51

9.5
4.2

130 ;;-[-

2.9

10 ••:- 5 1 . 6

2.8

95 I 100 H-h 4.0
77 ;;+ 41.5

53
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued.
NUMERICAL DATA.
NOTE.™Detailed tables covering all items are
given in this number. Consult index at end
of bulletin.
Jn many cases January figures are now
available and may be found in the special
table on page 32, or in the detailed tables
for each subject, pp. 57 to 21$.

November,
1923.

Docembor,
1923.

Corresponding
month,
November or
December,

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
THROUGH
LATEST MONTH.

1922

INDEX NUMBERS.

Per
cent
increase!

1923

1922.

{+
?
or decrease
(->
cumulative
1923
from
1922.

BASE
YEAR
OR
PERIOD.

1922

Por
cent
inTease
<+)
or decrease

1923

Nov. Dec.

tapt. Oct.

Dec.
from
Nov.

Nov. Dec.

PUBLIC FINANCE.
Government debt:
Interest-hearing
Total gross debt
Customs receipts
Total ordinary receipts
Expenditures charceable to
ordinary receipts
Money in circulation:
Total
Per capita

mills, of dolls..
mills, of dolls..
thous. of dolls..
thous. of dolls..

21,780
22,055
46,565
190,844

21,641
21,914
40,940
576,317

22,483
22,995
37,502
466,273

453,359
3,665,692

582,164 + 27.0
4,105,533 + 12.0

thous. of dolls..

256,287

400,939

340,176

3,552,735

3,718,303 + 4.7

mills, of dolls..
dollars..

4,923
44.01

4,951
44.22

4,733
42.81

so 1919
201919
3 1913
•1913

90
90
157
376

U913

421

201919
20 1919

96
93

- 0.6
- 0.6
- 12.1
+200.2
+ 56.4

700
95

+ 0.6
+ 0.5

BANKING AND FINANCE.
Banking.
Debits to individual accounts:
20,851
22,081
19,983
New York City
mills, of doils..
19,558
20,367
18,521
Outside New York City
mills, of dolls..
Bank clearings:
19,495
18,899
18,043
New York Qtv
mills, of dolls..
15,091
15,897
15,118
Outside New York City
mills, of dolls..
Federal Reserve Banks:
630
857
794
Bills discounted
mills, of dolls.,
2,464
2,310
2,246
Notes in circulation
mills, of dolls..
704
441
373
Total investments
mills, of dolls..
3,149
3,138
3,197
Total reserves
mills, of dolls..
1,938
1,900
1,939
Total deposits
mills, of dolls..
72.1
73.3
76.4
Reserve ratio
per cent..
Federal Reserve member banks:
11,934
11,329
11,904
Total loans and discounts ..mills, of dolls.,
4.555
4,823
4,464
Total investments
mills, of dolls.,
11,034
11,255
11,102
Net demand deposits
mills, of dolls..
Interest rates:
4.59
4.73
4.80
Now York call loans
per cent.,
4.97
4.63
5.10
Commercial paper, 00-90 days.. .per cent..
Savins deposits, by Federal Hosorvo Districts
(bal. to credit of depositors):
Total, 80S banks
thous. of dolls.. 6,744,188 6,878,150 0,307,857
Boston, 64 banks
thous. of dolls.. 1,207,722 1,217,267 1,130,933
New York, 30 banks.. .thous. of dolls.. 1,876,107 1,923,763 1,807,550
436,122
480,131
Philadelphia, m banks.thous. of dolls., 463,010
407,761
464,948
Cleveland, IS banks....thous. of dolls.. 455,596
279,246
293,193
290,543
Richmond, 92 banks . .thous. of dolls..
202,022
220,771
Atlanta, 97 banks
thous. of dolls.. 218,340
816,668
897,508
Chicago. 209 banks.. . .thous. of dolls.. 882,010
124,197
134,823
St. Louis, 35 banks
thous. of dolls.. 131,862
53,703
90,517
92,406
Minneapolis, 15kinks..thous. of dolls..
102,55G
109,265
Kansas City, 56 banks, .thous. of dolls., 107,471
54,779
63,870
63,024
Dallas, 85 banks
thous. of dolls.
861,565
980,205
San Francisco,77banks-thous. of dolls., 957,936
132,282
131,518
U. S. Postal Savings
thous. of dolls.. 132,863

239,854
203.245

238,395 - 0.6
226,156 + 11.3

1919
1919

94

102
112

10.5
10.0

217,900
158,450

213,994 - 1.8
181,253 + 14.4

1913
1913
1919
1919
1919
1919
1919
1919

220
245

240
262

8.0
5.2

34
89
95
146
96
152

33
94
119
144
98
144

7.9
4.2
18.2
1.3
0.1
4.1

1921
1921
1919

94
135
105

95
143
106

0.3
2.0
0.6

1913
1913

154
76

149
80

4.4
2.5

1920
1920
1920
1920
1920
1920
1920
1920
1920
1920
1920
1920
1920
1913

113
108
114
IDS
114
123
116
103
133
113
124
120
119
335

116
109
118
112
118
124
120
109
137
117
127
122
123
333

1G.9
13.7
59.8
14.4

1913
1913

209
161

250
172

1913

169

185

159

186

185

+ 19.8
+ 21.2
+ 92.0
-f- 22,6

1913
1913
1913
1913

385
29;
265
243
1,144 4,549
384
2S7

307
241
1,037
294

337
293
498
326

429 + 19.7
358
0.7
283 295
931 13,620 + ISG2.2
342 494 ji+ 44.6

2S0
^222
343
230
4,168 5,858
29S
226

251 303 +
214
249
271
453
254
235
4,555 6,177 6,232 S,(123 I +
342 +
201
259
226

2.0
0.8
2.5
3.7
2.1
0.9
1.1
1.8
Z2
2.1
1.7
1.3
2.3
1.0

124
117
122
119
132
129
129
117
146
126
133
141
137
334

123
116
124
118
126
129
129
115
144
126
123
136
136
335-

126
11
126
123
135
130
131
119
149
129
135
143
140
331

245
173

4- 17.7
+ 4.0
+619.6
197 + 6.8

Life Insurance.
Policies, new:
Ordinary
thous. of policies..
Industrial
thous. of policies.,
Group
number of policies..
Total insurance
thous. of policies..
Amount of new insurance:
Ordinary
thous. of dolls..
Industrial
thous. of dolls..
Group
thous. of dolls..
Total insurance
thous. of dolls.,
Premium collections:
Ordinary
thous. of dolls.
Industrial
thous. of dolls.
Group
thous. of dolls.,
Total
thous. of dolls.

181
&57
56
838

213
6S3
403

185
653
4i)6
839

1,870
6,987
061
8,857

2,186
7,917
1,536
10,135

+
+
+
+

233
176

472,503
146,882
13,458
632, &13

565,751
152,316
196,777
911,8.73

507,436
137,707
65,730
710,873

4,743,323
1,413,801
221,285
6,383,415

92,826
29,195
1,932
123,953

112,119
48,804
2,487
163,410

103, -iflS
36,957
1,816
142,271

ir00S,816 1,124,393 + 11.5

360,682 + 16.7
• 309,015
20,471 + 27.8
16,018
1,333,848 1,505,546 + 12.9

1913
1913
1913
1913

1,704
50,292

1,837
ol,Gt5

1,814
53,009

18,714 - 21.0
539,387 - 13.5

1913
1913

130
177

136
256

92
12G

125
349

12S

133 I.+ 7.8
227 !i+ 2.8

286,050

420,025

459,405

1913

214

310

2Q1

17a

193

2S4 ||

1913
1913
1913''
1913
1913

94
129
51
66
469

204
153
100
293
472

134
13:
95

92
72,
126
118
409

97
132
53
70
471

217
102
104
317
555

1916
1916
1916

101
117
85

100
12'
90

109
111
100

101
111
10S

07 | - 33.7
0.0
111 i
104 [ - 3,7

5,683,551
1,720,055
424,967
7,828,573

20.3
67.2
28.7
31.8

Business Finances*
Business failures:
Finns
number..
Liabilities
thous. of dolls..
Total dividend and interest payments
(for following month)
.thous. of dolls..
Dividend payments (forfollowingmo.):
Total
thous. of dolls.
Indus, and misc. corp
thous. of dolls.
Steam railroads
thous. of dolls.
Street rail ways
thous. of dolls.
New incorporations
thous. of dolls.
Credit conditions:
Orders
per ct. of total transactions.
Indebtedness.per tit. of total transactions..
Payments
per ct. of total transactions..

07,550
50,950
13,150
3,450
811,849
2S.0
43.1
59.5

151,240 10 142,715
02,375 »o 58,315
25,750 w 21,67.5
15,T>65 10 14,625
813,901 S, 400,153 9,'370,738 + 11.5
955,632
18.5
43.0
57.0

27.7
49.3
49.5

'Averago forfiscalyear ending June 30 of the year indicated.




23,616
623,895

w Revised.

m
291
11
11
100

*• Relative to June 30,1919.

40.3

j!+ l)
1|+ 2 . 4
i+
M+
1+ \l. 7

Sis

54:
TREND OF BUSINESS

MOVEMENTS—Continued.

NUMERICAL DATA.
NOTP:.—Detailed tables covering all Hems are. f
given in this number. Consult index at end <
of bulletin.

INDEX NUMBERS.

I

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
THROUGH

In many cases January figures are now \
available and may he found in the special !
table on page 32, or in the detailed rabies j
for each subject, pp. 57 to 216.
\

month,
Novem- •

or decrease

cumulative
1923
from

Deo.
from
Nov.

BANKING AND FI3SANCE--Coutinued.
New Capital Issues.
Total corporate ( Commercial
Fine tic hi Chronicle):
Purpose of issue:
New capital
Refunding
Ki;nl of issue:

120 - 15.5
70 i - 77.2

Bonds and notes
Bond issues chissiiie.d
'Railroads—
New canital
Refunding
Public utilities —

144 i | - S
324 jj+114.0

Now c:ii ital

Refunding
Industrials-Xew cam! al
Refunding
Total corporate (Journal

of d o l l s . . I
of d o l l s . , j

781 ! j - 43.7
25 : ! - 97.

thous
thous.

204 | | - 24.3
292 I ] - 26.0

thous.

Co nivhtrce)

Staves and municipalities
Permanent loans
Temporary loans

.thous. of dolls.,
.thous. of dolls..!

Agricultural Loans.
By land banks:
Total closed
thous. of dolls..
.Federal farm loan banks.. .thous. of dolls..
Joint-stock land banks
thous. of dolls..
15y AVar Finance Corporation:
With banks and livestock loan
companies—
A (Ivan-cements
thous. of dolls..
Repayments
thous. of dolls..:
Balance
thous. of dolls.. j
"With cooperative market associations—
j
Advancements
thous. of dolls..
Repayments
thous. of dolls..(
Balance
thous. of dolls., j

19.891
.13,99N
5,896 !
i

I 235 ! 2")4 ii 124
15-8 I 169 { 112
440
483 I 157

13J9S i;~ 21. S
82,032 i 1 - 22.9
20,498 !
J.6,695 i
84,982 !

9,728 | i ~ 52.5
1912f>S i!— 74.9
87,652 \\+ 3.1

255 N o n e .
166
96
166
46

95
60
57

Stocks a n d Bonds.
Stock prices, closing:
25 industrials, average
dolls, per share..
25 railroads, average.
dolls, per share..
103 stocks, average.
dolls, per share..
Stock sales,
N. Y. .Stock Exchange
thous. of shares..
Bond sales,
Miscellaneous
1 hous. of dolls..
Liberty-Victory
thous. of dolls..
Total
thous. of dolls..
Bond prices:
Highest-grade rails.p. ct. of par, 4% bond.
Second-grade rails..p. ct. of par, 4% bond..
Public utility
p. et. of par, \% bond..
Industrial
p. et. of par, \% bond..
Comb, price index.p. ct. of par, 4% bond..
5 Liberty bonds
p. ct. of par..
16 foreign government and
city..*..."
p. ct. of par..
Comb, price index, 67 bonds..p. ct. of pur..
Municipal bond yield i0
per cent..

109. OS
01.71 i

!

:

%.n3 I

167,750
68.221
237,971
Si. 25
66. 79
04.53
72.02
70.96
98.93

2, 4X3,380
1,637,304
4,120,684

1,93fl.2f>2
79s; 587
2,734,839 !

84.82
70. 29
68.91
74. 38
74. J l
99. 57
107 ,:+ 0 . 1
109 - i+ 0.2
9S !l
0.0

Corpora tlon S tockholders.
( The following figures are quarterly.)
Pennsylvania Kailroad Co.:
Domett ic
number.. " 141,433
Foreign
number.. i"2,852
XJ. S. Steel Corp. common stock:
Domestic
number.. "95,462
Foreign
number.. "1,481
Shares held by brokers
per ct. of total.. » 20. 83
American Telephone & Telegraph Co.:
j
Domestic
number..:" 269,762
Foreign
number, .j » 2,719
" Quarter ending Sept. 30,




1

92,281
1,365

1

194 i:~ 0 . 1
26 ' • + 1.0

55
TREND 'OF 'BUSINESS MOVEMENTS^Gontinued.
NUMERICAL DATA.
OTEDetailed tables covering all Items are
.given in this number. Consult index at end
of bulletin.
In mttny cases January figures-are-now
available and may be found in the special
table on page 32, or in the detailed tables
for each subject, pp..57. to 216.

November,
1923.

December,
1923.

Corresponding
month,
November or ;
December,
1922. ;

CUMULATIVE, TOTAL
THROUGH
"LATEST MONTH.

1822

INDEX NUMBERS.

Per
-cent increase

1923

or decrease
cumulative
1923
from
1922.

BASE
YEAR
OR
PERIOD.

1922

Per
cent
increase

1923

or docrease
Dec.

Nov. Dec.

lept.

from
Oct. Nov. Dec. Nov.

BANKING AND FINANCE—Continued.
Gold a n d silver.
Gold:
Domestic receipts at mint
fine ounces.
Rand output
tlious..of ounces.
Imports
thous. of dolls.
Exports
thous. of dolls.
Silver:
Production
thous..of fine oz.
Imports
thous. of dolls.
Exports
thous. of dolls.
Price at New York
dolls, perfineoz.
Price at London...pence per standard oz.

1,008,525 2.6
9,131,579 + 29.9
321,777 + 16.9
2S,S04 - 21.9

1913
.1913
1913
.1913

71
104
345
45

72
101
524
11

60
108
562
17

73
106
749
10

61 - 16.'3
104 - 0.1
615 - 17.9
9

+ 17.8
+ 2.3
+ 15.4

1913
1913
1913
1913
1913

87
196
126
100
116

90
285
155
107
115

98
.232
144
100
115

88
176
168
107
119

182
273
182
10S
121

4.61
.072
.050
.060
.398
.269
.189

Par.
Par.
Par.
Par.
Par.
Par.
Par.

92
36
23
33
98
100

95
3'
26
34
99
101
93

.470
.310

.306

Par.
Par.

97
.61

98
63

.2.9
+ 0.7

.981
.712
.-0S8
.111

.723
.093
.107

.994
.856
.119
.124

Par.
Par.
Par.
Par.
Par.

.100
85
37
63
67

99
89
37
64
70

- 0.5
+ 1.5
+ 5.7
- 3.0
- 1.4

291,455

288,067

293,789

3,112,747

3,791,938

4-21.8

1913

195

197

170

206

195

193 -

:93y448
12,786
i 13,426
10,777
27,701

93,351
13,153
13,688
8,778
28,987

.97,118
11,800
10,818
8,971
31,033

991,203
142,809
117,498
-.63,930
356, S67

1,157,327
149,642
161,348
92,341
•404,114

+ 16.8
+ 4.S
37.3
+ 44.4
+ 13.2

1913
1913
1913
1913
1913

131
106
67
147
149

135
102
70
195
137

118
91
90
126
115

147
13S
102
201
145

130
110
87
234
122

130
114
89
150
123

+
+
+

0.1
2.9
2.0
18.5
4.6

:73J432
38,452

68,080
35,936

66,810
36,982

822,454
364,025

1,011,811
415,931

23.0
+ 14.3

1913
1913

218
293

206
312

205
280

268
320

226
325

210 303 -

7.3
6.5

34,923
.3,670

36,600
• 4,256

39,187
9,595

358,763
85/678

466,817
115,276

+ 30.1
+ 34.5

1913
1913

239
401

237
450

168
187

224
243

211
172

222 + 4.8
200 + 16.0

84,580
28,783
:5,071

82,442
32,844
7,593

81,558
33,156
9,117

875,403
354,298
64,924

1,078,915
346,940
87,068

+ 23.2
- 2.1
+ 34.1

1913
1913
1913

300
418

310
402
461

270
320
-144

283
20G
144

321
349
256

313 - 2.5
39S + 14.1
3S4 + 49.7

97,945

102,783

123,937

1,161,075

1,389,033 + 19.6

1913

220

246

154

183

194

204 +

185

218

192 - 11.7

201

21G

167 - 22.4

203

179

191

108,432
780^000
39,757
747

90,776
77S,S49
32,641
712

82,901
790,7X2
26,440
.2,710

1,035,768
7,02S,110
275,170
36,877

.4,894
5,269
8,775
.638
32.774

•4,748
8.172
9,521
.647
33.375

5,052
7,848
6,913
.638
31..3S3

55,470
72,807
62,807

4.38
.055
.044
.047
.,380
.263
.176

4.36
.053
.043
.046
.380
.263
.175

.484
..309

65,333
74,452
72,467

-

3.0

+ 53.2
8.5
+ 1.4
+ 1.8

EXCHANGE RATES.
Europe:
England
dolls, per £ sterling.
France
dolls, per franc.
Italy
dolls, per lire.
Belgium
dolls, per franc.
Netherlands
dolls, per guilder.
Sweden
dolls, per krone.
Switzerland
dolls, per franc.
.Asia:
Japan
dolls, por yen.
India
dolls, per rupee.
.Americas:
Canada
dolls, per Canadian dollArgentina
dolls, per gold peso.
Brazil
dolls, per milreis.
Chile
dolls, per paper peso.
General index foreign exch
index number.

-

0.5
3.6
2.3
.2.1
0.0
0.0
- 0.6

U. S. FOREIGN TRADE.
Imports.
Grand total
thous. of dolls.
: By grand divisions:
EuropeTotal
thous. of dolls.
France
thous. of dolls.
Germany
thous. of dolls.
Italy
thous. of dolls.
United Kingdom
thous. of dolls.
Nortli AmericaTotal
thous. of dolls.
Canada
thous. of dolls.
South America—
Total
thous. of dolls.
Argentina
thous. of dolls.
Asia and Oceania—
Total
thous. of dolls.
Japan
thous. of dolls.
Africa, total
thous. of dolls.
By classes of commodities:
Crude materials for use in
manufacturing
thous. of dolls.
Foodstuffs in crude condition
and food animals
thous. of dolls.
Foodstuffs partly or wholly
manufactured
thous. of dolls.
Manufactures for further use
in manufacturing
thous. of dolls.
Manufactures ready for
consumption
thous. of dolls.
Miscellaneous
thous. of dolls.

40,124

35,434

31,221

329,£09

362,791

+ 10.0

1913

177

170

144

35,G00

27,617

26,196

387,419

529,577

+ 36.7

1913

192

161

202

50/790

54,130

58,007

552,677

719,292

+ 30.1

1913

•200

202

173

1.2

+

4.9

6.6

€62,947
18,520

770,442
20,803

16.2
10.5

1913
1913

169
05

153
142

183
337

214
222

186

1S9 + 1.1
263 + 13.6

426,799

344,323 :3,831,777

4,167,946

+ 8.8

1913

184

166

184

194

193

206 + 6.G

217 r 201
31,374
28, ."iSO
18,:231
99,732

246,335
29,977
32,395
19,839
122,995

186,723
.25,002
24,742
15,987
80,410

'266,'965
316,114
150,894
S5o}S2G

272,143
316,838

2.2
0.2
+ 11.0
+ 3.1

1913
1913
1913
1913
1913

173
249
93
272
182

149
195
84
244
•103

162
19G
10S
210
183

172
248
112
292
181

174
245
97
278
203

197
234
110
303
250

84,806
^35,743

80,064
45,340

85,264
52,836

915,654'
576,687

1.0S6,609
651,921

+" 18. 7
+ 13.0

1913
1913

173
167

170
157

196
179

179
154

169
136

160
135

23,411
9,215

19,230
6,308

22,128
9,871

226,075
95,542

269,318
112,7S2

+ 19.1
+ 18.0

1913
1913

183
184

181
215

176
185

179
1SS

192
201

15'
137

70,130
35,113
4,642
394,354

76,155
37,571
5,016
421,148

46,421
20,130
3,791
339,251

550,915
218,403
55,776
3,765,091

657,909
264,124
60,666
4,091,152

+ 19.4
+ 20.9
+ 8.8
+ 8.7

1913
1913
1913
1913

236
41
223
184

389
157
166

314
414
198
184

393
530
195
193

405
674
193
193

440
721
208
200

G4,136
:2,860

64,855
3,248

400,191

52,673
1,755

Exports.
Grand total, including
re-exports
thous. of dolls..
By grand divisions:
Europe—
Total
thous. of dolls.
France
thous. of dolls.
Germany
thous. of dolls.
Italy
thous. of dollg.
United Kingdom
thous. of dolls.
North America—
Total
thous. of dolls.
Canada
thous. of dolls.
South AmericaTotal
thous. of dolls.
Argentina
thous. of dolls.
Asia and Oceania—
Total
thous. of dolls.
Japan
thous. of dolls.
Africa, total
thous. of dolls.
Total, domestic exports only..thous. of dolls.




+ 13.4
45
.
+ 13.3
88
+ .
+ 23.3
; 5.6
- 0.9
17.9

- 31.5
+ 8.6
+ 7.0
S1
.
+ 6.8
+

56
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS.--Contimied;
NUMERICAL DATA.
NOTE.—Del ailed tables covering all items are
given in this number. Consult index at end
of bulletin.

In many cases January figures are now Novemavailable and may be found in the special
ber,
table on page 32, or in the detailed tables 1923.
for each subject, pp. 57 to 216,

December,
1928.

Corresponding
month,
November or
December,
1922.

INDEX NUMBERS.

Per
cent
increase

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
THROUGH
LATEST MONTH.

or decrease

BASE
YEAR
OR
PERIOD.

cumulative
1922

1923
from
1922.

1923

1922

| Per
cent
in—
creaso

1923

1

Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. i from
Nov.

Nov. D e c .

U. S. FOREIGN TRADE—Continued.

I

Exports—Continued.
By classes of commodities:
Crude materials for use in
manufaeturins
thous. of dolls..
Foodstuffs in crude condition
* and food animals
thous. of dolls..
roods luffs parti v or wholly
manufaet ured"
thous. of dolls..
Manufactures for further use
in manufaclorine;
thous. of dolls..
Manufactures ready for
consumption
thous. of dolls..
Miscellaneous
thous. of dolls..

i

i creaso

1

+ 22.5

1913

225

177

205

230

251

285 • +

-

1913

238

182 i

192

154

102

105

583,366 ! - 0 . 8

1913

190

184 i

169

189

194

210

!+ 2.8
|+ 8.5

437,730

583,722

1913

102

102;

136

139

143

154

|+ 7.9

1,292.307
7; 101

1,478,198
6,430

1913
1913

109
149

175 1
119

191
76

190
85

182
141

174 ! - 2.5
87 - 38.5

160,821

162,423

113,343

981,355

1,201,952

14,401

14,874

26,021

458,611

257,478

52,294

56,727

49,302

587,987

47,156

50,881

35,807

118,668
'954

115.056
'587

113.855
803

43.9

+ 33.4
+ 14.4
- 9 . 4

TRADE AXD INDUSTRY OF FOREIGN
COUNTRIES.

1.0

!
1

United Kingdom.

I

Imports (value):

Total
thous. of £ sterling..
Food, drink, tobacco.thons. of £ slerlim?..
Raw material
thous. of £ sterling..
Manufactured articles.thous. of £ sterling..
Exports (values):
Total.
thous. of £ sterling..
' Food, drink, tobacco.thous. of £ sterling..
Raw material
thous. of £ sterling..
Manufactured articles.thous. of £ sterling..
Reexports (values):
Total
thous. of £ .sterling..
Food, drink, tobacco..thous. of £ sterling..
Raw material
thou.s. of £ sterling;..
Manufactured articles .thous. of £ sterling..
Exports of kev commodities (quantities):
Cotton piece goods
thous. of sq. yds..
Woolen and worsted
tissues
thous. of sq. vds..
Iron and steel
thous. of loner tons..
Coal
.
. thous. of lout* tons
Production:
Viz iron
thous. of long tons..
Hteel ingots
thous. of Ions? tons..
Coal
thous. of metric tons
Stocks zinc
short tons
Emolovmeut: Trade-unions, .p. ct. employed..

1913
1913
1913
1913

149
188
129
121

148
175
138
123

!
i
i
;

129
158
100
129

150
185
131
147

159
194
137
138

170
194
170
134

' + 7.5
i+ 0.5
i+ 24.4
; - 3.0

720,497
30.320
102'! 015
509/129

9.3
8.0
9.0
11.8
6.5

767,329
43,071 f 20.2
130,774 ! + 28.2
580,020 j + 1.9

1913
1913
1913
1913

152
125
173
152

135 ]
103
103 '.
131 :

146
148
109
143

103
170
199
157

150
172
182
144

140
103
173
140

!1!;-

2.5
5.3
5.0
2.7

8,479
1,391
4,909
2,108

103.778
21,770
55,025
26.. 830

118.018 + 14.3
24,588 ! f- 12.9
60,772 i + 21.3
27,172 • + 1.3

1913
1913
1913
1913

100
119
97
90

. 93
105 .
93 ;
80

89
100
71
89

122
251
90

111
213
91
100

114 !+
193 : 95 ' I 110 '••\-

2.2

323,551

300,905

4,186,341

1920

108

98

93

100

95

17,046
394
6,070

19,134
355
5,874

17,521
'341
5,955

185.250
3,405
04,199

212,34.5 ! + 14.6
4,324 j + 27.0
79,484 • + 23.8
'

1920
1913
1913

74
90
107

79 ;
82 ;
97

82
81
103

75
94
122

77
95
109

598
750
25.389
l",557
88. 7

027
053
21,872
1,333
89.1

534
540

22.122
'707
80.0

4,900
5,824
250,840

7,436 + 59.8
8.479 ; + 45.0
283)258 ! + 12.9

58
94
97
3
88

02
85
91
3 1
88 '

05
109
94
3
91

69
110
100
91

70
117
104
t;
91

73
102
90

j

1913
1913
191.3
1920
1913

91

'+ 0.5

14,209

15,201

13,040

124,710

161,041 i + 29.1

1920

160

lt!8 '

170

180

184

190

+ 7.0

72,084
139,005

65,456
124,916,

70.205
112,038

762,408
89S,177

903,480 1 + 18.5
1,028,320 | + 14.5

1913
1913

136
420

126 :

12 8
219

130
322

129
442

117 '— 9.2
398 — lb! 1

8,396
15,808
(54.197

5 334
8 030
57,378

2,980
8,810
40^609

29 790
120,179
209,339

43,831 j - 47.1
110,203 i — 3.3
242,817 + 10! 0

1913
1913
1913

100
129
600

170 '
08
485

202
03

475
171
347

478
122
700

30.5
304
02 !— 49 2
085 . - fa o

62*
55
1,851

60
41
1,518

36
47

387
488
15,045

881 + 127.0
885 f 81.4
16,735 i + 7.0

1913
1913
1913

42
00
202

43
54
194

89
70
151

88

74

1,500

282

239

3.2
71 ! 47 •.._ 2"). 5
190 : — 1.8.0

9,000
1)737
7,583

140,892
1,775 i
21,410

143,550
12 579
10,383

325,504
81,474
80)750

302.282 ; 7.1
86' 727 i + 6.4 1
130,554 ; + 61.7 ';

1913
1913

g 3.240 1,131
90
19 ' 130 i
02
00
108

908
21
2S0

204 3,186 + (M)
18
18 4- '2.2
123
347 : + lS2'.3

92,503
99,902
7! 023
85', 500
52,472

1,086,551
1,092,157

f4,1 S3
t9,249

27,356
47,168

101.585
40', 805
32,110
22,301

109,199
47,018
39,959
21,032

94.912
42,292
32. 499
19,838

1,004.331
'473;142
298.241
229)921

65.708
4.077
10', 580
49)304

C4,115
4,430
10,050
48,012

58.833
2,790
9' 493
44j932

10.171
2,835
4,804
2,404

10,307
2,027
5,063
2,089

350,143

1,097,607 j
510,813 I
324,953 1
257,109 1

+
+
+
+
+

1

4,147,056 |1 - 0 . 9

no

i

' " 1

23

87

7.3
4.1
9.1

-

7.6

+
-—
—

4.8
12.9
L3.9
14. 4

|
86 !+ 12.2
86 9.9
90 1 - 11 9

Belgium.
Production:
Zinc

short tons
Canada.

Total trade:
Imoorts. .
thous. of dolls.
Exports
thous. of doll5;
Exports of key commodities (quantities):
Canned salmon
thous of pounds
Cheese
thous of pounds
Wheat.
thous. of bushs..
Production:
I'it: iron
thous. of lono; tons..
Meel ingots
thous. of long 1 ons
lian'v clearing
.
mills, of dolls
Bond issues:
Govt. and provincial
thous. of dolls..
Municina1
. .. .thous. of dolls
Corporation
thous. of dolls'.
Employment:
Total, factory
index number..
Newsprint, paper:
Product ion
short tons..
Shipments
short tons
Stocks .
short tons..
Exports (total printing)
short tons..
Building contracts awarded.. .thous. of dolls..
Railroad operations:
Freight carried
mills, of ton-miles..
1 ct operating revenue
thous. of dolls..

! J a n . , '20

95.1

99.o

98. 8

97.5

138
147
01
155

152
140
148
105
73

170
106
182
94

105
l(:-3
159
1S7
49

110
34

140
110

233
232

238
201

i

110,839
110,780
20,047
103,195
15,032

95,726
100.024
15', 123
94,824
21,507

4,570
12,530

21 Nino mouths 1 average, April to December, inclusive.




i

959,518
311,844

1,267,215 I 4- 10.0
1,251,235 ; 4- I4.fi

i
1,137,904 + 18.0 i i
314,255 | | + 0.S !
1

22

;

1

30,766 1+ 12.5 *
60,176 i!+ 27.6 j i

1919
1919
1919
1919

1913

144
142
118
171
67

1913
1913

218
149

Percentage change over l,0C0 per cent.

t November, 1922.

142 ' — 13.6
148 : * 9 2
120 — 24.6
172 8.1
07 ; + 37.6
i
...

57
Table 1.—SUMMARY OF PRODUCTION, STOCKS, AND UNFILLED ORDERS.
[Index n u m b e r s for base year In bold-faced type.]
FEDERAL RESERVE
HOARD INDEXES.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE INDEXES.
Stocks.*

YEAB AND MONTH.

Production.

Raw
ManuUnmate- Manu- facfilled!
rial
fac- t u r e d M a n u Raw
orders. Total
for
tured c o m - factur(4)
foodgroup. stuffs. manu- food- m o d i - ing.* Total.
fac- stuffs. ties.

ture.

Rel. to
1920.

Minerals. 3

Crop AniMin- marmal
Foreral s.3 k e t - prod- estry.*
ings.* uct s.^

19091913
av.

Relative- to 1919.

Agriculture.*

Ilaslc
Min- :H a n u - comIngJ f actur- modities.*

Kcl. to
l'.H.'t.

Relative to 1919.

100
110
102
111
127
134

100Q 13monthlv av
1913 irtontlilv fiv
1914 mOTithlv av
101T tnonthlv fiv
1017 Tnonthlv av

100
.96
132
120

1919 monthly av . . .
1920 monthly av
100
47
1921 monthly a v . . . .
62
1922 monthly a v . . . .
74
1923 monthly av

100
89
161
192

1932.
May
Juno
July
August....

63
C
G
06
67

124
126
116
101

211
216
177
127

September
October
November
December

72
72
71
75

111
120
121
125

142
140
141
161

85
93
101
95

126
130
132
123

May
June..
July
August....

87
77
68
C
O

September
October
November
December

58
54
53
5S

1923.
January
February
March....
April

Raw materials.

1OO

1OO

10S

.94

149

•78

112

"72"

100 ! 1 0 0
99
98
S
O
135
101
118

100
99
103
108

1OO
SS
97
115
316

135
114
126
9S
109
148

100
114
93
98
135

100
94
112
113

111

100
95
98
106

100
102
86
112

100
90
95
98
99

100
80
91
130

100
98
86
96
107

no

UK)
105
81
OS
121

S8
82
75
77

59
74
87
90

114
110
107
102

105
112
103
110

95
91
90
107

SO
95
96
104

72
84
83
90

86
76
80
116

120
114
106
101

122
128
116
125

83
75
80
107

68
71
G5
68

9S
99
95
105

92
9-1
95
94

110
155
143

SI
76
75
72

105
113
116
120

103
112
111
106

133
153
136
128

126
140
133
127

113
126
121
118

166
195
160
141

99
112
113
119

118
118
117
9S

129
154
138
121

100
119
120
125

101
10S
109
100

100
107
116
116

175
201
215
196

123
107
98
89

73
75
77
77

121
122
118
114

115
108
128
124

116
SS
99
90

133
118
135
130

124
110
125
121

115
73
74
61

113
95
114
111

107
96
120
120

107
73
78
70

132
117
134
127

109
100
113
107

121
120
125
124

104
103
102
105

130
110
93
96

83
82
78
83

73
86
94
94

110
122
129
132

133
124
113
119

97
95
9S
121

154
160
164
172

140
145
148
155

55
54
54
113

127
119
12S
110

135
133
124
135

70
66
82
113

137
135
135
140

112
508
!O1
109

128
122
121
120

114
125
130

108
120
132

114
158
151

'88
SO
7S

135
141
153

112
121
111

131
157
141

153
167
149
135

138
152
136
125

144
184

108
122
122

125
132
119

124
151 .
135
119

120
137
120
121

101
115
10S
97

114
118
110
117

1.54

ltf

1924.

April
1
Weighted average of 65 commodities with comparable monthly figures from January, 1920, and representing about 30 per cent of the entire manufacturing industry
sed on value added by manufacture; for details, see January, 1922, issue (No. 29) of Survey of Current Business, and January, 19J3, issue (No. I*).

lel
5

e d a v e r s e of f

^
f

^^ ^

^ Wm

^

^^ ^
^

t

n; for details, see May, 1922, issue (No. 9), and September 192-2, issue

Weighted average of 9 commodities representing about 99 per cent of marketed livestock and livestock products; for details, see June, 1922, issue (No. 10) of Survey

«1WcIiglUed1avcrage of 13 commodities representing about S per cent of forest products marketed; for details, sec August, 1922, issue (No. 12) of Survey of Current
O
lS

MVetghted average of 14 commodities for agriculture, 7 for mining, and 34 for manufacturing; for details, see March, 1922 Issue of Federal Reserve Bulletin.
8
Weighted average of 22 commodities corrected for seasonal variations; for detaits, seo December, 1922, issue of Federal Rcsen 0 Bulletin.
»Weighted average of 8 commodities; for details, see May, 1923, issue (No. 21) of Survey of Current Business.




Tfofele 2,—TEXTILES AND CLOTHING.
HATS AND TEXTILES.
PYROXYLIN-COATED TEXTILES.*
Shipments billed.
Pyroxylin
spread.

MONTH.

Light
goods.

Heavy
goods.

Pounds.

FUR-FELT HATS.*

Unfilled orders 1st
of month.

Light
goods.

Heavy
goods.

Hats.

FUT.

Stocks,
end of
month.

Consumption.

Linear yards.

Surplus
bodies,
end of
month.

Orders
booked.

Formed.

Pounds.

Dozens.

1933.
3,055,319
3,002,415
2 931,077
2,104,168
1,916,826

V ->
July

.

September
October
N ovember

. ....... .

797,132
&38,135
789,906
633,957
514,061

1,926,700
1,743,598
1,114,495
1,393,018
1,245,256

1,159,813
865,501
744,472
358,477
408,054

3,003,568
2,216,755
2,338,210
1,771,457
1,511,890

174,897

710,773

79,483

46,396

25,887

2,219,846
2,038,903
2,988,201
2,503,404
2,05S, 037

M'TCll
Av-ril
Al'lV
ia

484,308
547,836
691,867
554,227
602,904

1,218,334
1,312,027
l,3(=a,135
1,310,041
1,0*0,157

626,910
839,163
389,423
5-2"), 330
533,661

1,514,674
1,316,391
1,504,082
1,520,399
1,533.549

175,269
14-1,470
105,407
112,5*5
108.767

574,573
516,437
515,961
5?6,110
SOS,607

85,155
66,014
46,225
46,010
18,531

57,052
&>, 305
5S,391
0?. 195
f>()'.3-lt>

36,918
42,992
30,107
31,783
43,121

!

1921.
J:: n!' a r v
Miiicli
•\nril

"

j
)

1

Compiled from reports to the Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Cenms, by 12 identical firms, with a capacity of 2,174,333 yards for March (capacity varies slightly
each2 month in accordance with the varying number of working days). Further details as to values, etc., are given in pross summaries.
Compiled from reports to the National Association of Hat Manufacturers by 11 manufacturers having 331 formers, or about 30 per cent of the capacity of the industry..
The forming capacity of these firms is about 90,000 dozen per month. Further details are given in the monthly report of the association.

CLOTHING.
WORK CLOTHING. 2

MEN'S AND BOYS' GARMENTS CUT.'
Men's suits.
MONTH.

Wool.

Cotton,
etc.

Men's trousers.
Cotton,
etc.

Wool.

Men's
overcoats
and
topcoats.

Boys'
suits
and
pants.

Boys'
overcoats
and
reefers.

Stocks

Cut.

month.

Number of garments.
1933.

Cancel- on hand,
lations.
end of

Sales.

Number of garments.

March
Ai)ril

857,306
9-19,357
700,133

148,666
156,339
132,208

796, 100
866,505
725,129

459,821
498,101
460,755

113,798
150,644
186,009

623,587
731,200
644,808

15,615
20,599
33,524

Mav
.Tune
julv
August

691,1S7
720)381
625,-102
602,002

130,718
88,956
49,052
24,555

702,818
675,715
715,093
671,997

475,522
343,442
369,209
393,499

283,020
312,122
356,146
401,304

701,614
781,289
658,746
595,846

56,5:>2
89,373
66,390
80,399

161,081
148,465
147,427

114,527
128.589
151,480

3,914
5,520
3,61.6

188,798
227,440
219,692

October

50 \, 089
490,800
634,605

43,749
59,114
76,799

578,834
635,271
636,232

288,524
413.SI 9
431,116

369,91.8
491.877
292)206

450,611
430', 273
420,077

33,608
129,0(15
75,084

165,703
186,059
170,202

182,765
188,1 JO
168,051

4,293
4,615
4,502

211,855
221,916
221,320

•

December
1924.
March

i

I

i

i

;
•

_il
1
2

""
"

II'""

i

Compiled from reports to the U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, from 331 identical establishments.
Compiled from reports to the IT. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, from 118 identical establishments; further details by materials used arid sizes are
given in press summaries.




59

Table 3.—WOOL.1
[llaso year In bold-faced t y p e ]
R E C E I P T S AT
BOSTON.

YEAR AND
MONTH.

me
Total. D otic. s -

STOCKS'
RECEIPTS AT
CONBOSTON.
IM(in grease equivalent).
UMP
P O R T S STION (un(in
Held by
manugrease
Form a n u - Held by Total. D o m e s - Forfaceign. tured). equiva- Total.
fac- dealers. 5
tic.
eign.
lent).*
turers.
Relative
to 1921.

Relative to 1913.

IMPORTS
(unniaimfactured).

Relative to last two
quarters of 1920.

CONSUMPTION
(in
grcaso
equivalent).*

STOCKS'
(in grease equivulnit).

Total.

Hold by
iiiutni- Held b y
facdealers. 6

timrs.

Thousands of pounds.

I N D E X NUMBERS.

NUMERICAL DATA.

1913 mo. av.
1914 mo. av.
1915 mo. av.
1916 mo. av.
1917rao.av.

100
149
191
196
225

100
118
112
127
130

100
228
391
371
468

100
171
272
290
277

18,761
27,906
35,801
36,683
42,215

13,483
15,894
15,142
17,100
17,510

5,278
12,012
20,660
19,583
24,705

12,fi5t
21,680
34,393
37,432
35,083

1918 mo. av.
1919 mo. av.
1920 mo. av.
1921 mo. av.
1922 mo. av.
1923 mo. av.

224
213
122
152
193
185

113
132
65
89
118
90

506
419
266
315
3S3
429

299
294
171
211
248
260

1OO
124
121

41,956
39,918
22,800
28,590
3G,147
34,758

15,275
17,825
8,809
11,977
15,909
12,094.

26,682
22,093
14,030
16,613
20,23S
22,664

37,811
37,158
21,035
26,717
31,329
32,854

1922.
January
February...
March
April

143
135
213
182

103
99
81
72

247
224
550
465

175
220
340
308

118
122
137
96

26,886
25,246
39,946
34,194

13,825
13,407
10,899
9,655

13,061
11,839
29,047
24,.ri39

22,152
27,834
43,071
38,988

52,280
53,774
60,368
42,574

May
June
July..
August

218
195
380
227

124
217
300
162

460
140
583
395

261
134
265
272

119
119
106
130

40,972
36,656
71,307
42,635

16,717
29,278
40,516
21,809

24,255
7,378
30,751
20,825

32,956
16,940
33,484
34,472

52,533
52,621
46,902
57,340

SeptemberOctober
November..
December..

114
109
168
227

64
64
71
58

241
225
412
659

7 220
200
214
362

124
134
143
132

21,304
20,530
31,446
42,643

8,594
8,637
9,715
7,855

12,710 ^27,892
11,893 25,261
21,731 27,084
45,817
34,788

54,771
59,252
63,313
58,367

1923.
January
February...
March
April

244
250
314
286

50
41
69
00

740
775
1,046
862

445
451
504
609

144
131
142
128

45,789
46,875
64,537
53,586

6,723
5,990
9,337
8,109

39,066
40,885
55,200
45,477

56,313
57,111
63,706
77,047

63,348
57,916
62,859
56,411

iTay
June
July
August

285
237
180
113

79
164
193
131

811
422
147
65

373
238
106
SI

135
119
105
109

53,383
44,403
33,843
21,125

10,586
22,144
26,081
17,6S0

42,797
22,259
7,762
3,445

47,173 " 59,082
30,120 52,649
13,422 46,347
10,289 48,233

September..
October
November..
December..

74
40
62
109

77
32
61
115

66
60
66
94

62
76
78
93

106
117
114
103

13,907
7,511
11,676
20,643

10,434
4,335
8,202
15,511

3,473
3,176
3,474
4,952

uoo
«10i
«96

*1OO
< 135
«15S

*1OO
<83
<63

91

151

58

99

160

67

98

164

63

95

157

62

100

143

78

90

122

73

7,883
9,566
9,815
11,797

>529,174 a 183.917 '345,258
44,135 * 533,473 < 247,412 «2Mif061
54,510 »507,723 * 291,318 »210,405
53,4t37

46,616
51.815
50,279
45,452

K.
479,151

277,926

201,225

525,174

293,807

231,307

518,844

302,100

216,683

501,341

288,200

213,141

531,698

203.113

268,586

474,748

223,8S3 250,865

1924.
February
March...
April..
1
Receipts of wool at Boston compiled by Boston Chamber of Commerce; Imports from U, S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce; consumption and quarterly stocks from U. S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural Economics, until April, 1922, beginning with April, 1922, compiled by U.S.
Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, in cooperation with IT. S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural Economics.
* I nese figures have been revised to include only comparable reports each, month and thus do not contain the figures for the American Woolen Company ana a row
smell firms, for which estimates had been made in previous compilations. Stocks include wool, tops, and noils.
1
Average of the last two quarters of 1920.
* Average of the first three quarters of 1921.
* Includes U. S. Government stocks.
•Averageof the last three quarters of 1922.
'
.,_,.*.
'Covers first 21 days only, during which period the old tariff law was in effect; remaining 9 days Included with October




60

Table 4.—COTTON.1
[Base year In lioW-Iaccd type; numerical data on opposite page.]
Production
(crop
estimate).4

YEAR AND MONTH.

Receipts
into
sight.

l t d . to
1909-1913.!
1900 -19.1.3 monthly average.
1913 monthly average
1914 monthly average
1915 monthly av craw,
19 M) monthly average
19.17 monthly average
191 - monthly average
S
1919 monthly average
1920 monthly average
192J monthly average
1922 monthly average
1923 monthly average

100

124 |
So j

j

92 j
83 I
11)3 I

i

si

104
99
80
77
S7
7S
80
82
7S

54
5')
50
C4

September.
October....
November.
December..

Exports,

!
i Relative
ij to 1914.

Relative to 1913.

100
109

]
|
•
!
;

Imports.

STOCKS, E^B OF MONTH.
Con- 1
1
sump- ij Total
Waretion. !|
(domestic: Mills. houses.
j

2 101
1«»6
158
114

92
144
246
114
153
154

253
300

a 100
8
105
96
81
55
47
75
71
74
72
61

73
120
93

100

100
98
108
119
122

Relative to 1913.

'•).

100

89

128
194

137

109

122

144

111

125

117

165

106

136

105

203

105

129
171
113
88

107

193

97

277

97

109
117

104 i!
106

Relative
to 1913.

R e l a t i v e t o 1914.

100

114

123
105

World
visible."

106

1S9

109

138

147

82

193

103

1OO
122
91
72

1OO
123
77

114
12") |
100
155
06

1OO
105
144
112
89

112

91
116
131
118

S6
95
•15

1G4

53

3!)

69

127

113

191

122

88

110

175

128

250
2S9
307
302

123

J!

190

206

j

50

113
102

157

123

268

105

140 j

144

117

214

94

126 |
116 |
110

108
120

13
I'

4

|

116 !

149

i

149 !

19552.

January...
February.
March
April

7f>

207

to

270

45
37

295

65
47
63

112

127

115

21.7

71

74

82

95

107

107

186

50 I .

May....
June
July.....
August.

51

71
62
42

65

106

89

104

148

68

109

70

98

113

36
20
7
20

42

81

September.
October
No'/ember.
December..

75

19-1
.179
120

;"1

98

55

90

86

38

113

56

75

89

3 25
132
244
338

51
110
118

106

100

78

186

115

158

102

218

124

155

127

84

114

141

141

97
83
92

334

52

219

72

60

118

243

50
143
119

15

125

235

73

5

123

1933.
January..
February.
March
April

72
34
38
20

518
327
202
184

65
49
44
36

131
122
134
124

122
109
93
79

146
149
150
138

202
162
138
114

May....
June
July
August.

8S
88

31
23
21
45

116
66
31
17

22
30
24
34

133
116
99
106

65
52
40
48

120
99
80
59

92
71
54
68

3
29

September.
October
November..
December...

83
83
79
77

33

95
108
106
116

104

66

57

116

125

81

114

133

106

99

119

119

124
202
218
204

29
106
94
57

.197
177
142

37
82
175

109
28

47
24
13

335

46
36
28
30

257

52

94

90

31

104

10

110

1924.
January...
February.
March
April
See footnotes on opposite page.
export. Yearly figures represent average lot' the calendar year except for ginnings and production in which case totals for the crop year are shown (not an average) aiul
the 1913 and I')l I iliva ou imports and exports which are averages for the fiscal year ending June 30 of year given.
2 T-ic.se fUrures "i:^ forfisealyeais ending June 30 of the year given; those following arc for calendar years.
a All bales are ninning bales counting round as half bales, except for imports which are given in equivalent 500-pound bales.




61

Table 5.—COTTON.1
[Base year In bold-la ced type; Index numbers on opposite page.]
Glnnings
(total crop
to date).*

Production
(crop estimate).*
YEAR AND MONTH.

STOCZvS, END OF MONTH.
Receipts Imports. Exports.
t i i t

Consumption.

Total
domestic
ginned.

Mills.

Elsewhere
(computed).6

Warehouses.

Storks
Ull-

KiuntuL'

World
visible/

1909-13 mo. av
1913 mo. a v
191.4 mo. a v
1915 mo. av
1916 mo. a v
1917 mo. a v

13,033,235
14,156,486
16,134,930
11,191,820
11,499,930
11,302,375

13,982,811
15,905,840
11,068,173
11,363,915
11,248,242

1,203,092
1,035,730
1,250,604
1,186,402
959,945

» 20,309
20,558
33,798
32,064
23,103

* 727,048
* 703,775
696,583
585,810
401,570

465,289
454,004
500,749
551,701
567,984

5,167,137
7,035,484
6,369,064
5,407,674

1,359.417
1,209,155
1,552,939
1,863,008
1,658,513

1918 mo.
1919 mo.
1920 mo.
1921 mo.
1922 mo.
1923 mo.

12,010,532
11,420,763
13,439,603
7,953,041
9,761,817
10,OS1,000

11,901,480
11,325,532
13,270,970
7,977,773
9,729,306
10 9,918,444

930,820
1,050,988
940,762
1,030,637
984,931
934,750

18,781
29,220
49,999
23,137
31,008
31,263

342,696
546,432
513,261
540,435
509,526
440,992

514,712
493,293
486,933
450,505
507,294
542,808

6,443,555
7,031,398
6,058,277
8,817,615
5,S58,8S7
4,529,015

1,594,578
1,430,976
1,453,054
1,312,862
1,447,196
1,478,416

2,842,G72
3,504,998
3,339,136
4,787,564
3,2oS,S3G }
2,374,213 I

2,000,303
2,09.3,424
1,SCO,087
2,7lfi,f)SQ
1,152,856
631,720

2,2; U, SSI
2,^7,^25
2,542,401
2,'JS3,77G
1,198,281
1,413,718

2,920,392
6,646,354
7,639,961
7,882,350

1,179,916
2,016,203
1,763,850
1,526,858

0,362
31,209
61,440
61,006

532,839
874,510
648,095
639,825

484,718
494,317
527,940
510,925

7,593,912
9,995,040
9,886,499
9,047,675

1,118,045
1,398,133
1,655,359
1,738,138

4,312,135
4,9S4,831
5,292,941
5,200,603

2,163,732
3,612,071
2,938,199
2,102,874

5,057,386
1,331,424
95,422

4,617,751

7,912,452
7,977,778

914,329
478,213
530,624
443,759

42,093
54,761
59,957
15,115

475,910
338,440
461,484
598,209

526,698
472,336
519,761
443,509

8,137,761
7,464,656
6,553,720
5,546,030

1,668,663
1,595,242
1,557,023
1,461,340

4,621,708
4,214,862
3,752,258
3,213,483

1,817,385
1,054,552
1,247,439
871,257

65,320

4,322,285
3,S9v),580
3,502,532
3,3US,909

14,320
12,662
S,5S7
14,G7S

469,397
491,079
373,242
273,308

495,337
509,218
458,002
526,380

4,611,822
3,640,993
2, ST 1,553
2,903,225

1,420,428
1,330,903
1,218,388
1,024,874

2,559,451
1,953,478
1,488,165
1,530,141

631,943
356,612
125,000
348,210

8,911,877

3,000,680
2,567,689
2,830,888
1,597,056

s 5,01.2
>
26,816
49,551
68,547

798,664
858,337
607,853

494,013
533,744
579,190
529,342

5,156,222
8,171,605
8,013,750
7,272,200

1,065,816
1,381,945
1,724,488
1,917,231

3,217,939
4,287,119
4,197,955
4,069,470

872,467
2,502,541
2,091,307
1,285,559

5,&0,042
1,589,209
410,904
130,141

2,228,591
3,637,150
3,876,414
3,811,650

919,041
829,840

76,447

1,725,715
2,205,075 1,752,307
3,3-15,3ofl
2,137,139
2,014,132 I 1,502,164
2,47S,774 | 1,270,357

I 3,091,382
3,275,139
1,811,470

i

av
av
av
av
av
av

1931.
September
October
November
December

7,037,000
6,537,000 j
6,537,000 J
7,953,641 j

1922.
January
February
March...
April

4f41S,,002
3,170,,'
,M1
2,750,

4,o<vt

Z\

|
, *iS5 ;
2,131 192
;:, 1230

337,817

Hay
June
July
August..

11,065,000
11,400,000

806,189

608,951
506,575
392,922
546,895

September
October
November
December

10,575,000
10,135,000
10,135,000
9,761,817

3,S66,396
8,139,215
9,319,601
9,597,330

1,393,812
2,331,478
2,155,597
1,510,011

9,648,261
9,729,306

872,132
410,18S
452,817
305,05S

105,215
66,329
53,219
37,271

473,436
359,057
318,210
262,753

610,306
566,805
624,264
576,314

6,293,108
5,654,046
4,823,569
4,073,165

1,988,115
2,020,900
2,033,837
1,878,198

3,485,952
2,803,306
2,379,697
1,965,714

229,253

3,369,121
2,733,781
2,335,003
l;812,705

23,593
13,367
6,356
3,420

160,363
214,851
171,469
244,415

620,854
542,026
462,654
491,604

3,365,411
2,670,079
2,092,521
2,497,625

1,634,167
1,347,408
1,093,618
806,671

1,580,219
1,227,184
938,903
1,179,204

151,025
95,427
60,000
511,750

8,915,120

1,432,114
1,10^,674
865,392
913,949

6,608
7,615
16,564
35,601

689,435
781,722
770,002
845,581

483,852
541,825
531,631
461,560

3,432,556
6,449,309
6,853,869
6,139,926

773,173
l,102,5S3
1,438,813
1,623,453

2,147,830
3,485,830
3,770,542
3,526,164

511,553
1,860,837
1,644,514
990,309

6,815,026
2,515,134
829,736
209,902

lT597TC05
2.784,001
3,220,12,5
3,404,786

1923.
January
February
March
April
May
Juno....
July
August..

11,412,000
11.516,000

l,135,8S0

374,977
275,127
291,837
537,967

September..
October
November..,
December.

10,788,000
11,015,000
10,248,000
10,081,000

3,235,974
7,565,806
9,253,264
9,811,03$

1,487,208
2,368,013
2,134,887
1,700,793

1924.
January
February...,
March
,
April

3,030.031

See footnotes on opposite page also.
oft t T h e

yearl5r

figures

re

Present

thB latest

reused estimates of total production for the year (not a monthly average). The monthly figures show the current estimate

5

Fi^Ti?esUfor°Se^

6

cVujmted^om figures on^SSSn^^ S p o r t s , reexports^exports (excluding linters), consumption, and mill and warehouse stocks, and corrected at the end of each

Q

days of the month only; remaining 5 days are included with October. January figures cover the first 16 days of the month,

Cr P

° ' C^mpJt^n^m totaf c^op'f^inningTtS date. September figures are as of Sept. 25, January as of Jan. 16; otherwise as of lait day of the month.

} ^ ^ t ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ M ^ S S ' ^ i n
iB

(winnings to January 16,1924.




ef c; r m i i g d y i cu e wt O t b r
fe t e ann 9 a s n l d d ih co e.

62

Table 6.-FINISHED COTTON GOODS.1
[Index numbers for base year In bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page]
Operating
acllv-

Y E A H AND M O N T H .

ORDERS—GUET
YARDAGE.

BILLING S—FINISHED
YARDAGE.9

STOCKS.

SHIPMENTS.

ity—
Print- Total. White. Dyed. PrintPrintPrinted.
P«T Ct.
White. Dyed. ed. Total. White. Dyed. ed.
of ca- Total. White. Dyed. ed. Total.
pacity.
Relative to 1921.'

mi ino.av. 3

100
W2
105

100

no
in

100
112
106

100
124
141

V.V2U

March
April

May....
Tune
July....
August-

11)??.
January

100
124
127

100
M2
143

100
161
173

100

61
63
90
91

94
90
S4
87

102
94
85
77

109
94
92
89

97
107
78
95

105
8S
121

97.
93
108

S7
122
93
124

100
102
97
109

102
95
SO
103

101
105
95
114 |

&0
So
97
125

90
99
03
106

SO
102
9S
ICG

S4
S7
94
101

90
99
101
117

119
112
95

no

130
104
78

125
114
107

120
113
104

129 j
115
106

im

114
112
120

120
109
12S

116
112
121

0)

0)

123
115
101
(*)

0) *

10-5
101
110
(0

116
147
15S

(*)
111
109
106

102

105
114
95
109

107
117
100
112

109
110
92
107

103
115
100
119

101
119
111
125

96
107
92
112

119
123
114
(*)

115
126

119
122
115

137
122
120
(*)

S4
87
100
103

j

no
(0

90

60
69
108
97

81
85
9S
103

109
96

141

ns i
!

(0

0)
<«)

(0

(<) I

0)

(0

91 |
112 j
102

100
116
100

101
128
112

56
73
95

SS
99
S9

96
106
91

93
107
103

6S
75
70

10 S
117

105

im

99
125

121
123
105
130

96
110
100
100

112
114
96
97

115
112
104

120
120
106
119

103
74
73

117
133
137
153

S9
97
103
104

115
126
122
107

121
126
112
100

131
153
150
131

140

160
146

123
116
131
12S

123
114
. 134
111

117
109
121
72

82
6S
87

no

9.3
H»2

113

September
October..
November
December

9S
114
J 120
114

104
118
120
125

no

January
February.
March
April

118
114
129
122

124
116
135
123

119
105
126
112

May....
Juno
July....
August.

114
94
7S
SO

122
106

104
95
74

167
146
113
118

102
76
61
57

September..
October
November.,
December..

94
111
102
97

91
120
114
111

93
129
111
118

113
154
154
139

54
75
77
71

12S
123
117

143

111
109
102
60

95
109

99
111
95

(0

111
10S
102
107

101
101
99
100

102

84
92
107
85

111
116
122
124

154
144
172
151

103
91
125
73

86
78
70
95

114
103
90
107

110
118
110
103

142

128
124
104

106 .
132

52 ||
53 ji

123

•I

124

130
125
140

120
124
122
12G

141
13S
144
151

191
1S5
106
106

65
93
92
SO

124
127
127

153
145
147
134

170
161
151
161

$5
76

no

105
115
116
119

119
127
124
129
131
125
155
159

. 93
102
90
114
95
94
91

128
123
135
116

114
109
119
116

159
153
160
125

74
04
79
75

120
113
114
119

124
113
124
135

144
133
144
159

84
77
SS
95

59
55
36
44

115
93
79
S6

113
91
75
85

116
101
£0
90

82
71
47
44

123
133
139
136

139
13S
140
149

169
195
200
182

106
104

58
69
59
4'

94
110
101
10-1

101
118
105
109

91
116
103
107

51
69
77
59

129
132
135
137

156
159
172
162 j

172
1SS
177
212

1024.
January..,..
February
March
April




100
93
GS

78
89
113
96

34
42
93
97

March

May..
Juno..
July..

100
12S
118

65
78
106
97

40
63
101
101

0)

100
105
105

72
79
98
112

45
74
104
102

fit
7S
loi

100
109
107

100
84
68

75
86
97
108

40
65
102
101

115
J1S
100

January

100
121
128

100
10S
101

100
106
102

100
93
59

See footnotes on opposite page*

SO
SO

63

Table 7.—FINISHED COTTON GOODS.
[Rase year in bokl-faccrt type; index numbers on opposite

YEAH AND MOXTH.

m

BILLING S—FINIS n E D
YARDAGE.*
Total. White.! Dyed. Printed.

'5°
1921 monthly av. 8 - . .
1922 monthly a v . 3 . . .
1023 monthly av

ORDEHS-GREY
YAUDAGE.
Total

SHIPMENTS.

White. 1 Dyed. Printed.

Total. |j White. Dyed.

STOCKS
Prlll

Thousands of yards.

t-

Total.

White. Dyed. 11>cd.lt*
'Ili

Cases.

!

85,3S5 32,564 ! 26,556 13,105 90,054 !j33,G74 29,812! 15,590 44,935 15,4901 7,925 2 , 9 0 7 I 3G,22G
94,016 36,449 | 32,S26 12,202 95,509 j 36,152 ; 35,505 13,133 49,102 !10,340 j 10,146 2,GDG 44,937
95,098 34,017 I 37,445 11,709 91,504 ; 34,051 37,434
|
16,206 j 9,301 1,9SS 40, W6

10,338
10,401

6,281 2,013
0,74;* 2,f,.s9

10,624 jj 4S,116

1931.
January
February
March
...
April

34,316
55,437
86,733
86,311

14,593 10,SOS
24,100 16,718
33,818 27,500
33,218 20,893

4,394
5,505
12,123
12,719

28,419 22,0G7
29,203 25,203
33,805 28,293
34,474 31,755

11,258
12,247
15,234
17,497

29,020
34,943
47,457
43,556

12,093
13,7S1
17,543
14,893

4,746
5,449
8,590
7,706

1,764
34,050
1,818
32,788
2,612 |j 30,331
2,653
31,357

7,435
G,S61
0,171
5,63S

4,203
3,053
3,594
3,478

| 2,905
j 3,190
' 2,323
j 2,837

May....
June
July....
August.

91,034
99,929
85,324
95,915

35,573 27,279
37,775 30,625
30,043 26,460
34,729 31,485

13,228 86,754 i 33,093 28,713
15,557 90,829 j 35,297 28,306
l
14,534 82,734 | 29,509 27,295
i
16,421 100,741 40,722 31,515

13,003
19,075
14,548
19,402

44,839
45,996
43,650
49,177

15,800
14,754
13,353
15,906

7,969
8,336
7,565
9,005

2,597
2,483
2,S09
3,034

32,042
35,871
35,431
38,413

5,804
7,430
7,125
7,734

3,290
3,387
3,670
3,944

2,GS9
2,917
3,032
3,4S9

101,825
105,286
97,132

37,587 31,575
41,049 32,446
35,723 30,639

18,001 107,336
16,003 100,910
15,666 85,279

20,249
16,226
12,215

55,949
51,430
48,207

18,654
17,510
16,165

10,252
9,135
8,420

4,078
4,091
3,433

41,177
40,725
45,075

8,768
7,992
9,325

4,514
4,364
4,723

3,151
3,010
3,297

0)

0)

September.
October
November..
December..

(*)

72,542
76,202
88,343
92,921

37,055
36,491
32,280

36,118
33,691
29,471

(0

<*)

(0

<*)

1933.
January
February
March
April

78,088
95,219
87,153

(0
(*)
(*)
32,459 26,909 7,360
37,650 33,917
9,619
32,G20 29,810 12,3S5

May....
June....
July....
August.

92,255
99,874
85,037
96,879

34,037
35,75S
32,345
40,772

September.
October
November..
December..

88,917
L01,143
102,893
L06,716

35,728 31,155 11,721 103,835
41,663 35,208 12,753 113,613
39,907 36,297 13,423 110,211
37,972 40,515 13,63S 96,558

1923.
January
February
March
April

L05,9S6
99,412
15,456
.05,460

38,733
34,251
41,160
36,370

37,142 16,170
37,865 15,189
42,513 17,142
38,719 16,823

May....
June....
July....
August.

.04,340
90,302
70,931
76,322

33,912
30,974
24,203
28,720

September.
October
November..
December..

77,892
102,695
97,531
94,824

1924.
January..,
February.,
March
April

(0

0)

CO
(0
32,20S 27,35S
35,538 31,403
30,6S0 30,207

0)

0)

10,624
11,619
10,927

42,577
49,094
43,355

15,378
17,227
14,750

8,393
10,453
8,0S9

2,387
2,572
2,714

44,545
43,105
45,019

10,172
9,121
10,210

4,516 ! 3,319
5,750 I 3,263
6,150 i 3,175

38,774
37,679
34,850
33,297

35,074
35,076
30,962
34,952

15,071
16,090
11,478
11,403

49,859
4S,4S7
46,049
48,018

15,683
15,603
15,339
15,494

9,431
10,067
9,793
10,253

2,703
2,972
2,613
3,318

45,815
44,792
44,205
45,520

10,296
10,062
10,452
11,012

7,461 \ 1,953
7,220 | 2,790
6,4S5 j 2,738
6,456-j 2,397

40,789 38,278
42,363 44,936
37,817 43,897
33,622 38,347

13,133
14,279
16,039
13,185

49,844
52,260
54,786
55,764

16,238
17,782
17,908
18,393

10,378
9,899
12,271
12,577

2,775
2,729
2,047
2,223

44,512
44,910
45,969
45,846

11,145
10,750
10,090
9,745

6,619
6y27.J
5,836
6,26S

! 2,543
,2,233 j
! 2,061 i
i 2, .549 |

111,130
102,827
[20,441
99,742

39,404
36,655
40,873
32,749

44,992
42,263
50,277
44,123

16,052
14,180
19,421
11,322

57,471
55,092
60,S27
52,010

17,604
16,352
18,479
17,960

12,576
12,135
12,653
9,880

2,140
2,729
2,306
2,173

43,053
40,935
41,142
43,103

9,041
8,283
9,022
9,826

5,60i
5,193
5,623
6,181

. 2,497
; 2,304
i 2,021
I 2,840

44,254 13,386
38,739 9,955
30, OSS 8,022
31,386 7,517

79,819
74,146
61,451
78,022

29,017
26,391
23,484
31,969

33,364
30,248
26,231
31,486

9,141
S,539
5,531
6,814

51,569
41,583
35,36.1
38,662

17,585
14,069
11,616
13,239

9,100
7,964
6,324
7,093

2,377
2,075
1,366
1,252

44,445
48,155
50,279
49,399

10,113
10,090
10,209
10,872

6,005 ; 2,943
7,610 ! 3,170
7,7S0 ! 3,10$
7,000 ; 2,916

30,3SS 29,894 7,022
42,057 40,706 9,S67
36,130 41,011 10,088
36,931 9,323

90,618
97,985
91,829
81,041

37,045
39,731
36,910
34,738

41,723
37,480
36,459
30,501

42,377
49,295
46,548
40,536

15,645
18,274
16,237
16,903

7,247
9,1S2
8,590
8,518

1,474
1,995
2,226
1,711

46,665
47,6.*G
49,017
49,500

11,407

10,807
9,261
7,2S2

6,714 t 2,536
7,323 | 2,556
6,908 ' 2,393
8,271 2,376

32,075
32,665
27,889
34,641

79,251
80,450
80,540

12,622 100,842
14,458 102,763
13,143 80,272
13,099 87,249

12,510
11,790

1.

} Compiled by the National Association of Finishers of Cotton Fabric* from reports from the greater part of their membership, estimated to cover approximately the foliwing percentages of the industry: White goods, 72 per cent; dyed goods, 62 per cent; printed goods, 30 per cent. Many plants were unable to give details as to classes of
oocls. so that the total column does not always agree with the sum of the component classes.
; The goods are billed as completed; hence this approximates a production figure.
1
Average for 11 months.
•Not available.




G
4

Table 8.—COTTON MANUFACTURES.1
[Base year in bold-faced type.]
COTTON
CLOT* I

YEAR AND
MONTH.

ports. 3

tivo to
HH3.

FINE
COTTON

COTTON
ICLOTHl

KNIT UNDERWEAR.'

c;ooi>s.<
Protin ction.

New
Pro- orders Ship- Can- UnEx- 3
cella- filled
Sales. ilucretlon. ceived. ments. tions. orders. ports.

Itelativo to
1919.

Hola>
tive to Relative to f months' average,
July-Dec, 1920.
1920.

Thous.
of
yards.

FINE
COTTON
GOODS.*
Production.

KNIT UNDERWEAR/

Number of
pieces.

l ( .U9mo.Rv..
1920 mo. a v . .
1921 mo. a v . .
1922mo.av..
lt>23mo.av..

Shipments.

Cancellations.

Unfilled
orders.

Dozens.

INDEX NUMBERS.
1913mo.fiv.
1914 mo. a v .
1915 mo. a v .
1016 mo. a v .
1917 mo. av.

Orders
received.

Production.

Sales.

NUMERICAL DATA.

MOO

*37,062
34,572
43,195
51,687
63,719

117
139
172
122
154
184
124
132
101

'113
100
90
92
101

16S

100
26
81
81

45,348 ' 434,188 i 264,810
56,920 883,523 446,677
68,311 346,238 116,693 591,450
45,969 354,274 361,714 507,300
48,913 385,772 361,091 627,825
38,705
702,150

100
56
10G
119

«1OO
591
778
688

•100
101
140
161

•1OO
20
28

100
219
357
455

120
70
43

105
114
114
102

1,356
832
539
444

145
153
105
115

18
52
40

344
357
396
3S4

62,290
64,4S9
53,422
39,842

386,929
394,864
373,943
449,913

537,402
314,858
191,440
440,578

620,100 1,368,900
675,900 839,700
674,100 540,000
603,000 448,200

663,300
701,100
450,600
528,300

9,000
8,100
25,200
19,800

595,175
785,475
694,500

6459,000 > 49,900
461,775
9,900
641,925
13,950
738,000
19,500

6502,350
1,102,350
1,795,550
2,2S4,050

1921.
September..
October
November..
December..

103

101
103
9S
117

1932.
January
February
March
April

84
88
131
139

84
S8
104
06

51
45
72
61

104
110
113
110

1,018
553
453
407

154
135
141
117

20
31
24
46

400
3S6
305
320

31,037
32,707
48,406
51,615

320,719
339,348
397,800

229,380
202,208
319,917
273,626

615,600 1,027,800
643,000 558,000
668,700 462,600
648,000 411,300

708,300
619,200
648,900
535,500

9,900 2,011,500
15,300 1,940,400
11,700 1,535,400
22,500 1,606,500

May....
Juno....
July....
August.

163
170
163
135

99
105
98
107

78
116
21
72

113
110
91
105

807
695
777
630

109
130
155
179

39
35
20
39

262
290
253
314

60,448
62,850
60,238
50,068

378,974
404,202
375,944
410,858

347,368
518,068
93,964
322,396

667,800
649,800
540,000
619,200

814,500
701,100
784,800
636,300

500,400
598,500
710,100
823,500

18,900
17,100
9,900
18,900

1,316,400
1,458,000
1,269,900
1,577,700

September...
October
November...
December...

133
138
124
112

103
97
107
114

129
149
88

115
113
93

652
1,201
1,006
1,133

170
131
137
119

24
18
29
17

336
464
455
502

1923.
January
February....
March
April

51,302
50,985
45,934
41,367

414,782
372,996
411,527
435,785

574,439
666,787
393,453
391,480

579,600 657,900
681,300 1,212,300
666,900 1,015,200
549,000 1,143,900

780,300
603,000
629,100
546,300

11,700
9,000
14,400
8,100

1,637,500
2,332,800
2,286,900
2,523,600

105
99
132
121

105
101
130

no

125
86
99
48

107
106
116
114

1,157
497
554
334

185
182
189
143

46
20
22
23

587
511
432
430

38,893
36,751
48,885
44,741

401,786
399,024
497,511
423,201

556,440
383,818
440,066
215,503

May....
June
July....
August.

93
95
82
104

635,400 1,167,300
626,400 501,300
688,500 558,900
674,100 367,200

22,500
9,900
10,800
11,700

2,950,200
2,567,700
2,168,100
2,161,800

123
120
99
112

850,500
837,000
865,800
654,300

41
60
50
100

128
124
107
125

439
375
464
661

140
145
153
19-1

31
32
36

386
348
380
370

35,066
30,288
38,556

491,660
458,605
378,326
430,072

September,.*,
October
November
December...,

180,914
265,859
222,122
444,491

103
121
100
94

112
116
120

758,700
734,400
630,900
738,900

442,800
378,900
463,900
666,900

GS
73

644,400
666,900
702,900
891,900

15,300 1,936,800
16,200 1,748,700
18,000 1,90S, 900
40,500 1,858,500

113
131
132
121

1,600
592
625
1,029

154
143
156
144

22
41
45
70

38,169
44,795
37,159
34,824

430,361
444,079
461,806

438,968
327,894
390,943

666,000 ,514,700
775,800 597,600
779,400 630,900
717,300 1,038,600

708,300
654,300
717,300
662,400

10,800
20,700
22,500
35,100

,
,

174
144

li)24.
January
February
March
April

17

SI

527
463
451

570

g
he United States.
, representing about 50 per cent nf th* «„*
p i n g
» Prorated from percentages of normal production as rptinrtrf I, •>,
rf I, •>,
i M n e months' average, April to December.




1,726,200
1,791,000
1,937,200
1,928,700

2,649,600
2,324,700
2,263,000
2,865,600

•*
gg

°°°°ddSS

tadusti in
tadusti

y

N

e w England and from 20 to 30 per

Unfilled orders are reported as of the end of the moath.

65
Table 9.—MISCELLANEOUS TEXTILES.1
[Base year In bold-faeed type.]
FIELAS- BEIIS
FALL1UVER
(un- BURTIC
MILL
WEB- manii- LAI'. DIVIDENDS e
BING. fac- 4
(quarterly).
turcd.

RAW SILK.

KAW SILK.

Con- Stocks,
Imu m p end of
ports/ s tion^- m o n t h Sales.

Imports.

Ratio
to
Total. capitalizatiou

Iniports,

Eel. to
1913.

YEAR AND
MONTH.

Relative to
1909-1913
average.

Relative to
1913.

Thous.
of
pounds.

Relative to
1920.

Eel. to
1919.

Consumption.3

100
90
109
120
127

1918 mo.
1919 mo.
1920 mo.
1921 mo.
1922 mo.
1923 mo.

142
162
116
15-1
169
181

av..
av..
av..
av..
av..
av..

151*
172
16S

100
42
63
G5

100

Sales.

Thous.
of yards.

100
112
10S
100
95
120

100
59
55
114
203

100
60
54
95
183

2,850
2,566
3,094
3,406
3,619

111
95

107
109
140
117
133
147

291
235
486
150
147
170

252
201
411
112
110
113

•i 0 6 0
4,627
3,30S 317,830
4,377
26,911
4,825
30,635
5,169
29,868

us
71
SO
93

FIBEUS
(unmanufactured).*

mmLAI\

Imiiorts*

Long
tons.

FALL KIVEll
MILL
DIVIDENDS*
(quarterly).

It ntio to
Total. capita!-!
IzuUiin.f

Thous. Thous. Per cent
of
of
l>er
pounds. dollars. quarter.

NUMERICAL DATA.

100
114
115
115
144
116

100
86
79
94
89

Stodks,
end of
month.

Bales.

INDEX NUMBERS.
1909-13 mo. av..
1913 mo. a v
1914 mo. a v
1915 mo. a v
1916 mo. a v
1917 mo. a v

ELASTIC •
WEBBING.

28,013
32,596
32,960
32,7G9
41,060
33,318

83,922
37,917
36,519
34,047
32,147
10,653

51,312
21,315
32,350
33,367

14,707
12,620
11,593
13,778
13,011

31,8SG
27,274
33, S17
20,416
22,815
22,613

36,366
36,890
47,398
39,514
43,185
50,005

4,593
33,842
3,801 I 22,107
3,406 I 26,<551
3,037
24,247

31,139
2S,9S2
22,077
19,258

11,605
11.835
12,307
11,147

14,612
18,462
27,874
15,212

37,781
31,345
41,240
37,200

4,662
5,077
4,102
5,9S2

33,2S4
29,520
24,995
34,772

20,826
26, S95
27,474
32,515

12,75S
16,334
13,915
17,561

22,120
23,64S
16,500
20,542

56,007
72,503
36,575
25,747

7,826
5,702
5,42S

34,212
37,471
35,467
31,012

36,795
45,893
47,159
49,174

14,753
14,147
-14,716
14,260

• 22,145
29,0(w
26,553
37,045

40,100
51,035
55,067
37,613

5,603
5,133
6,154
4,170

34,0S0
3G,231
33,515
38,193

47,057
44,615
39,436
28,657

14,673
13,713
17,223
16,181

47,106
20,367
30,213
29,752

61,013
47,914
55,231
52,825

4,904
3,945
6,3S0
4,85S

24,509
27,824
28,573
33,547

29,962
25,865
22,914
25,459

16,2SG
15,101
10,999
11,964

2S,392
18,149
20,055
18,424

58.135
4S,93S
-13,950
40,499

4,520
5,240
6,028
5,096

26,929
25,917
25,225
23,274

27,367
32,679
35,393
40,959

10,35S
11,259
9,979
8,752

14,144
19,310
34,199
33,240

45.136
46,499
51,251
48,671

306
2S5
593
1,051
1,512
1,221
2,521
779
762

1.820
L0S4
. 074
1.734
3.33S

SS2

4.591
3.651
7.4S6
2.031
1.997
2,001

1,097

2.932

G50

1.6S5

647

1.078

654

1.C91

707

1.691

741

1.721

678

1.575

1,401

3.257

1933.
January..
February.,
March
April

161
133
120
10S

190
124
149
140

61
56
43
38

79
SO
84
76

51
65
97
53

111
92
122
110

May....
June
My....
August.

164
178
144
210

187
166
140
195

41
52
54
63

87
111
95
119

77
S3
58
72

165
2U
10S
7
6

5 148
275
200
190

192
210
199
174

72
S9
92
96

100
96
100
97

= 77
102
129

*11S
150
162
111

January..,
February.,
March
April
,

197
ISO
216
146

195
203
188
214

92
87
77
56

100
93
117
110

165
92
106
104

180
141
163
156

May....
Juno....
July....
August.

172
13S
224
170

137
155
160
188

58
50
45
50

111
103
75
81

63
70
64

171
144
130
119

September..
October
November..
December..

159
184
212
179

151
145
141
131

53
64
69
SO

70
77
68
60

49
67
120
116

133
137
151
143

September..
October....
November..
December..

93

211

161

125

93

125

92

126

93

1933*

136

93

143

95

131

87

270

179

1934.
January.^...
February....
March
April
| Imports of total raw silk, unmanufactured fibers and burlap are from XT. S. Department of Commerce, Bwreau of {^njfnd
Domestic
stocks at warehouses of raw silk are from the Silk Association of America; sales of elastic webbing are from the T ebbing Maimjacturers ^icnange,
T
from G, M. Haffards & Co.
I Total unmanufactured silk, including raw silk, cocoons, and wasto.
.
.
+ oc., ,
™Hnri
3
Consumption figures represent withdrawals from warehouses. Note that February to December, 1920, inclusive, is used as the base penoa
* Includes flax, hemp, istle. jute, kapok, manila, New Zealand flax, sisal, etc.
., _ , ,
8
Covers Grst 21 days only, during which period the old tariff law was in effect; remaining 9 days Included witn OctoDer.
* Dividends for quarter ending in month given. Yearly figures are quarterly averages.

79692°—24



5

66

Table 10.—ACTIVE TEXTILE MACHINERY.1
[Base year In bold-faced type]
COTTON.

YEAJl AND IIONTHJ

Woolen Worsted
spiudles. spindles.

Wide
looms.

Narrow
looms.

Carpet
looms.

WOOL.'

COTTOxV.

Active
spindles.

Woolen Worsted Wide Narrow Carpet
Wlndles* sphidles* looms* looms. } looms.

Active
spindles.

Per cent of active to total.

WOOL.'

Thousands.

Relative to 1913,

NUMEEICAL. DATA.

INDEX NUMBERS.

126
121

104
118
19
0

100
101
102
106
109

119
105
86
96
93
109

118
104
96
97
100
114

90
79
99
82
118
126

110
111
111
108
108
113

122
122
118
124

108
109
108
105

103
103
104
99

101
104
101
97

123
124
122
118

103
104
99
95

January..
February.,
March
April

95
104
109
103

116
116

89
93
88
81

May...,
Juno...
July....
August.

112
312
109
108

92
92
101

85
86
86
88

92
99
93

September.
October
November..
Bccomber..

110
109
109
110

109
120
122
120

97
104
109
109

January..,
February..
March
April

110
113
117
117

122
13
2
17
2
127

109
112
116
118

May....
June..*.
July....
August.

117
113
112
209

127
122
13
2
IS
I

108
100
106
105

112
114
111

100
101
100
122
115

»1OO
99
95
116
116

a 100

94
108
112

108
104
100
114
305
119

May
Juno
July....,
August.

103
104
103
101

September.
October
November..
December..

average..
averago..
average..,
average.
average.

*1OO
101

1918 monthly overage..
1919 monthly average..
VJ2Q m o n t h l y a v e r a g e .
1921 monthly average..
1922 m o n t h l y average..
1923 m o n t h l y a v e r a g e .

us

1913 in{?flthly
1011 monthly
1915 monthly
1910 monthly
1117 monthly

no
116
121

105

ss

105
M

1021.

101
'4
8
PI

»100
99

• «i

*74

3 74
73
70

77
70
92

93

77
74
90
85

91
81

77

68

74

72

84
83

78
64
71
69
81

76
70
71
73
83

*77

78

78

67
71
80
74

30,74S
31,136
32,293
33,-400

6!
54
67*
56
80
86

33,524
33,876
33,801
33,052
33,02G
34,6S3

32,836
32,761
32,371
32,934

107
107
106
108

79
SO
79
78

90
90
87
92

80
81
SO
78

75

72
74
83

72

47
49
50
60

104
103
107
108

11
0
107
109
109

111
1J2
113
113

78
SO
78
75

91
92
90
87

76
77
73
70

74
75
78
79

69
73
74
74

33,864
34,206
34,423
34,439

100
100

115
16
1
16
1
116

113
110
104
103

73

73

75
62

66
69
65
60

78
79
79
7D

34,441
33,755
31,873
31,390

115
115

65

65
67
72
68

78

83

67
68
68
75

63

115 1
116

104
104
105
10G

79

31,641
31,883
32,052
32,492

104
103
112
114

121
122
124
125

109
111
113
114

85
84
84
85

81
89
90
89

72
77
81
81

70
79
82
83

82
83
84
85

33,316
33,837
34,653
34,976

118
US
118
116

126
125
128
126

115
116
116
116

85
87
90
90

90
91
94
94

81
83
86
87

85

85
87
86

35,237
35,304
35,49S
35,513

118
114
111
104

116
115
114
111

128
129
126
125

116
114
112
110

87
86
S4

94
90
91
85

87
84
82
77

81

87
S3
86
85

35,374
34,856
34,244
33,709

104
101
104
.99

110
111
110
10S

124
127
120
32G

111
112
112
11.1

83
&i
S2
81

83

77

84

77

81
SO
79

S4
86
SO
SG

33,930
31,379

99
88'

80
84
83

84

75
74

73
72
64

64
64

78
78

1023.

September.,
October
November..
December..

104 .

1924.
January
February

March
April

82

S4
S3

77

77

85

73

,

,
,

I

i

i

* Data from TK S. DefiriTtment of Commerce, Bureau of the Census

*
the first of the following
thep Formerly reported a.s o!shows the activity for ihemonth representing pre
present table each figure
month to which it is c,

* Data tot I9i3 collected by tho National Association of Wool Manufacturers*




Operations b u t now

reported as of the month to which the figures apply.

67
Table 11.—HOURLY ACTIVITY IN TEXTILE MACHINERY.1
[Base year in bold-faced type.]

WOOL;

COTTON.*
Spinning
spindles.

Looms

YEAR AND
MONTH.

WIDE.

NARROW.

WOOL.*'

CARPET
AND
RUG.

- Sets
of
cards

1

WOOL- W O R EN.
STED.

s

Spinning
spindles.

Looms.

Total Per
spin- spindle dle in
hours . place.

WIDE.

Relative
to 1922.

Relative to 1921.

NARROW.

CARPET
AND
RUG.

Sets
of
cards.

i

100
102
119

100
150
160

100
124
138

100
102
109

100
120
128

$6
92
82
112

112
115
111
110

111
108
98
102

113
114
111
110

109 ,
114
105
108 1

100
96
112

e 98
1OO
107

68.8
6S.4
82.5

63.9
65.3
76.1

51.3
76.9
82.0

71.5
88.8
98.6

89.1
90.8
97.5

71.9
86.4
92.1

81.9
78.6
91.0

44.1
47.1
42.1
57.4

80.2
82.1
79.4
78.9

98.6
95.9
87.4
91.2

79.1

ni

September..
October.....
November..
December...

10S
109
104
98

113
114
116
113

12S
136
142
137

110
115
110
102

110
112
105
111

110
114
109
103

97
99
103
100

74.2
75.1
71.3
67.1

72.5
73.0
74.3
72.2

05.5
69.9
72.7
70.3

79.0
82.0
78.8
72.9

97.6
99.5'
93.8
98.6

1932.
January
February...
March . . . .
April

113
S6
112 :
93
107
1C0
105 ; ioo
'.

94
90
92
85

106
107

148
150
152
14.6

10S
109
92
82

104
113
119
118

105
101
SO
70

103
92
101
£6

103
92
101
S6

64.8
65.9
03.1
5S.4

6S.0
68.1
63.5
53.4

76.1
76.9
78,2
74.8

75.4
84.4
88.4

84

105
118
124
121

66.3
97.2
82.3
72.7

91
93
91

86
94
98
91

147
141
137
150

•torc

S9
91
90
96

123
125
120
120

SO
S4
81
&7

97
109
91
104

97
99
91
104

62.4
63.8
62.8
63.6

55.2
59.9
62.5 58.3

75 5
72.1
70.4
76.8

89. 7

127
123
121

72.4
7S.6

71.3
77.7
72.7
73.3

80.9
74.0
S3.7
83.3

91.3

83.7
74.3
85.7
83.7

86.3
81.9
87.1
82.5
85.7
85.0
74.1
79.9

September..
October
November..
December...

105
114
116
123

112
122
114
115

158
144
163
162

12S
131
131
132

105
119
3 125
3 116

123
126
125
126

103 j
115 j
114 |
120

100
107
113
107

100
107
112
106

1923.
January
February...
March
April

126
116
135
130

131
110
134
131

168
160
170
161

133
133
145
17S

3 116
105
132
134

127
132
137
142

116
117
125
134

120
109
123
114

119
109
122
113

86.7

May-. . .
June
July
August

133
131
117
111

n—
o
lo

1fV7

1 19
14*
147
I'll

]26
no
109
95

loy

19A
lit)

191
1*1

oj A
Q*i. ^

116

IIQ
IX J
107

91 3

109
92
98

90.1

91
97

80.7

83.0
73.8
63.8

September..
October
November..
December...

113 i 105
111
116
112
116
103
103

1934.
January
February...
March
April
:::::::

10/

J.OU

114

156
158
164
165
139

132
130
131
130
130
122

1 •( K

96
97
90
93

129
126
124
124
122
123
112

110
100
101
106
101
91

97
109
104
92

1VJI

SO.O
84.5

79.7
92.9
89.5

76.3
77.6

107
102
91

76.7
77.0
71.2

\...D

6 7,539 5200
7,723 209
8,28$
222

6
93.1
93.7
9S.8

67.4
73.9
74.1
65.9

80.9
S4.2
84.5
71.4

SO, 2

91.0
88.2
88.8

79.2
81.2
80.4
85.5

SO.O
78 8

81.7
78.1
74.4

74.0
81.6
S5.9
84,8
88.6
S9.9
86.0
86.2

93. S

93.2
*106.4

90.6

93.7

3 111.4

S9.7

94.4

3 103.8

90.5

95.1

3 103.0

91.6

95.0

93.3
3 117.2
3119.8

94.6

U03.9
a 127.3
8101.4
* 105.4
94.2
93.2
94.0
92.7
93.3
87.4

3112.6
H02.6
97.2
84.4
85.5
86.2
85.4
83.3

88.1

98.6
102.0
99.9
92.8
90.3
89.0
88.9
88.0
83.7
80.7

7,320

iUU

ca 1
oO. L

92.2
91.9
87.4
86.2

7,379
7,583
7,689
7,726

202
207
210
210

93.7
94.4
98.3
93.0

86.1
82.7
70. S
62.1

7,932
7,120
7,779
6,636

215
193
211
ISO

97.0
93.8
89. S
S3.8

65.3
68.5
66.1
71.4

7,493
7,646
7,045
8,033

203
207
191
217

88.1
91.6
87.3
92.1

84.0
94.0
93.7
98.0

7,761
S,2S9
8,710
8,22S

209
223
234
221

93.9
99.2
109.^2
101.2

95.4
95.8
102.1
109.5

9,266
8,449
9,531
8,787

249
227
255
236

107.5
109.6
108.3
109.3

103.6
95.1
89.7
SI. 5

9,309
S,3S5
7,136
7,569

249
224
191
202

107.7
98.7
S7.3

82.8
87.0
S3.0
74.2

7,4S2
8,382
8,015
7,139

200

03.2

223
213
190

95.-1
96.6
S6.8

CO "

00. 0

::::::::

::::::: : : : : : : : :

? n s e n t ta ' t>le ®*ch fl£ure shows the activity for the month to which it is credited.
i Jjjvertime was reported sufficient to offset all idle hours and leave an excess.
lakes into account working days, on a single-shift basis, exclusive of holidays.
•average for five months, August to December,inclusive.




Per
cent.

89.6
93.4
85.7

96

69.9
73.7
70.6
69.0

81.4
81. S

95

80.1
82.5
79.2
76.7

109
115
110
10S

130
115
100

Millions
of hours. Hours.

5 99
IOO
106

116
120
115

92

WORSTED.

Per
Per
Total spinspindle dle in cent of
cah o u r s . place. pacity.*

NUMERICAL DATA.

1921.
May
June....
July
August

May
.
June
July
August

WOOLEN.

Per cent of active hours to total reported.

INDEX NUMBERS
1921 mo. av.. 1 0 0
1922 mo. av.. 99
1923 mo. av,. 120

COTTON*.

........

85.7

Table 12.—TEXTILE WHOLESALE PRICES.1
[Index numbers for base year in "bold-teceH. type; numerical data on opposite page.]
COTTON
YAttN.

COTTON.*

YF.AT. AND
MONTH.

Price to
producer*
till prudes,
end of
month.

upland,
New
York.

WOR-

STED
TAK.N.

WOOL (BOSTON).

COTTON GOODS.

Cattled,
Print
Sheetings,
white*
clotli,27", 4/4 Ware Territory
Shoals,
northern,
04X00
fine
mule spun, 7.60 yds.
| staple
to lb., 4 yds. to lb., scoured.
22/1 cones,
Boston. New York.
Boston.

i blood,
grease,
Ohio and
Pennsylvania
fleeces.

3/32*s
bred.
stock,
Boston.

!

WOMEN* S !
DRESS
GOODS.

SUITINGS.

SILK,
RAW.

Storm
Wool-tlyed,
serge, all
blue,
Japanese
Kansai,
wool*
55/VHi",
No. 1,
double
Mlddlewarp, 50",
r ?\,
New Yorl
New York. New York.

Relative to 1913.

1

1913 mo. av
1914 mo. a v . . . .
1915 mo. av
1016 mo. av
1917 mo. av

100

100

1OO

1OO

1OO

100

1OO

85

95

88

SS

91

107

104

84
118

134

181

125
153
279

164

18S

81
122
192

264

191S mo. av
1919ma a v . . . .
1020 mo, av
1921 mo. av
11)22 mo. a v . . . .
1923 mo. av

216

219

203

•323

<3O4

2U2

251

211

258

2;>o

265

231

106

119

133

29S
291
149
219
247

204
104
172

151
144
144
144

112
104
96
92

yo

116

148
161

1021.
May
Juno
July ..
Aupu*>t...
September....
October
No ember
December
Janinrv..
February
March..

162

79

SI

117

113

120

163

166

161

223

230

196

82

101

115

SO

94
97
10U

117

160
154
142
143

100

82
IOJ
165

its
135
136

122

170
lt30
154

129

no

143

133

141

142

133
133

May....
June
Julv. .
August...

113

113
"

143

112

141

323
2S7
364
116
190
214

124
124
124
137

193
317
274
314
143
16S
172

120
116
116
113

144

204

145

213
213
221
221

210
229
217
226

221
227
227
227

225

239
239
239
230

232
211
197
202

167

163

167

191

176

223

176

October.....
November

187

178

171

203

176

235

188

193

200

182

223

190

244

204

December
U»33.
January..
February
March
April

204

201

ISO

223

196

246

204

216

215

192

227

197

253

204

231

226

197

232

200

253

212

203

23S

20S

253

212

200

229

210

261

212

213

216

190

212

202

263

218

212

222

1S5

203

194

2G3

190

253

199

192
187

190

201

177
175

212

202

204

181

240

200

191
200
218
227

204
217
229
231

181

232

183

204

22S

188

203

228

192

'213

235

204

*268

2S0




1 BJ.

187
193
212
212

237
230

September

1924.
January
February
March
April

184

117
I 1 */
145

180
180

172
174

li U

235

157

176
176

191
188

J.t)U

274

143
1iS

19S
201

111

240

155
153
153
148

19S
193
193
213

175
771

258

189
1S9
1S9
184

145
145
145
145

223
235

176

223

157
157
157
157

174
184

151
102

173

227

161
155
148
148

164
176

185
1S3

149

September
October
November
December

172
244
227
166
198
226

186
ISO
166
179

136
156
156
148

1G1

May.- *
Juno
July....

262
200
271
1S3
201
231

134
184
1S4
134

170
193
193
191

163

226

260
234
233
157
149
1S2

145
145
145
145

160
160
157
143

104

173

224

272
210
235
152
1S2
223

165
167
161
167

IBS
163
173
173

96

156

240

100
102
91
134
151

184
134

174

144
144
147
156

170

237

100
94
101
123
204

145

152
172

:

100
89
99
135
193

164
166
197
209

163
166
174
163

168

100
82
101
135
201

146
169
169

219
225
225
225

169

232
232
232
225

184

219
212
212
212

13-4

176
1S4
134

1S4
184
1S4

131
134
134

239
239
239
239

.............
*•"*••"*•*••

_

—

194
195

241

237
256

j
j

2G9
215
215
213

|
!

Table 13.—TEXTILE WHOLESALE PRICES.1
[Case year In buld-faccd type; Index numbers on opposite page,]

COTTON.*

YEAR AND
MONTH.

Price to
Middling
producer,
upland,
all grades. New York.

COTTON
YAUN.

COTTON
GOODS.

WOOL P R I C E S
(liOSTON).

-Carded,
Print
Sheetings,
white,
7
No it hern* cloth, 62O ," , 4/4 Ware
C4X
shoals,
niulc
7.60 y d s . L.L, 3ti%
spun,
to lb.,
4 yds. to lb.,
2211 r ones,
B o s t o n . New Y o r k .
Boston.

Territory
tine
staple,
scoured o

Per yard.

Per pound.

1/4 blood
combing
grease,
Ohio a n d
Pennsylvania
fleeces.

WORSTED
YARN.

2/33's
crossbred
stock,
Boston.

WOMEN'S
IHtKSS
GOOOS.

SUITINC;S.

SILK,
RAW.

r

Storm
scr^e, all
wool,
RR'RW,
double
warp r>O", Middlesex
New York.

Per pound.

Per yard.

Per pound

I
av.
av.
av.
av.
av.

S0.120
.102
.194
. 140
.225

S0.128
.121
.102
.145

S0.248
.218
.198
.297
.449

S0.035
.030
.029
.042
.066

SO.OG1
.056
.052
.072
.118

80.57
.61
.71
.87
1.59

SO. 2/5
.26
.36
41
.06

$0,777
.640
.788
1.050
1.556

SO.5O3
.500
.557
.702
LOSS

1.459
i. r>i>4
1.974
3.153

3. GUI
3.riiS
•1. S67
5.4W4

1918 mo. a v .
19191HO. a v .
1920 mo. a v . ,
1921 mo. a v .
1922mo. a v .
1923mo. a v .

.295
.302
.300
.127
.196
,273

.318
.325
.339
.152
.213
.294

.062
.590
.703
.331
.597
.486

.113
.099
.126
.051
.066
.075

.195
.168
.210
.087
.104
.123

'.1.84
1.70
l.GG
.85
1.25
1.41

«.7G
.64
.51
.26
.43

2.109
1.027
1.825
1.179
1.413
1.729

1.465
1.318
1.340
.882
.838
1.024

4.040
4.009
4.179
2.933
3.101
3.023

6.273
S. ssO
8.273
0.035
7.219
8.22*

11)31.
May
June
July
August

.098
,096
.008
.126

.129
.120
.124
.139

.286
.289
.279
.303

.043
.043
.043
.047

.074
.071
.071
.072

.S6
.82
.82
.82

.28
.26
.21
.23

1.250
1.200
.1.150
1.150

.SSo
.8S5
.885
.835

2.925
2.925
2.925
2.835

5. Go.}
5. I'M
5.733
5.390

September.-.
October
November...
December...

.198
.177
.162
.103

.204
.197
.182
.183

.396
.42L
.397
.382

.058
.064
.060
.053

.093
.103
.105
.107

.82
.82
.84
.89

.24
.24
.26
.29

1.150
1.150
1.150
1.250

.£S5
.S24
.815
.815

2.S35
ZS35
2.835
2.835

5.978
6.027
7.151 .
7 . &•»"»

1922,
January... .
February...
March
April

.155
.159
.160
.159

.179
.181
.183
.181

.365
.351
.353
.350

..05S
.056
.060
.060

.093
.096
.091

.97
1.10
1.10
1.09

,34
.39
.39
.37

1.278
1.300
1.250
1.300

.815
.815
.815
.•815

2.S35
2.S35
2.815
2.835

6.762
6.560
6.027
6.517

3.0G0
3.060
3.000
3.285

7.203
7.301
7.050
7.105

1913 m o .
1914 mo.
1915 mo.
191(3 mo.
1917 ino.

May....
June...,
My....,
August..

.187
.204
.207
.211

.208
.221
.223
.219

.370
.400
.412
,420

.0(31
.065
.066
.065

.093
.100
.106
.107

1.27
1.34
1.35
1.31

.41
.44
.44
.44

1.3.50
1.427
1.400
1.400

.815
.815
,«15
.815

September..
October
November..
December...

.200
.224
.23S
.245

.215
.228
.256
.257

.412
.424
.452
.400

.066
.072
.077
.077

.108
.108
.117
.120

1.30
1.34
1.39
1.40

.44
.47
.51
.51

1.450
1.500
1.650
1.650

.815
.S24
.950
.950

3.2S5

7.644

3.2S5
3.420
3.420

8.330

1923.
January
February...
March
...
April

.259
.277
.'284
.269

.275
.290
.307
.290

.474
.487
.502
.495

.078
.080
.082
.070

.121
.126
.128
.129

1.44
1,44
1.44
1.49

.51
.53
.53
.53

1.700
1.750
1.750
1.750

.950
.993

3.420
3.510

1.035
1.035

3.510
3.510

8.183
8.771
8.624
9.310

May
June
July....,
August..

.256
.262
.235
.241

.277
.284
.259
.255

.471
.458
.437
.432

.073
.070
.066
.064

.124
.119
.117
.111

1.53
1.50
1.44
1.37

.53
.53
.51
.50

1.S00
1.800
l.SOO
1.750

1.035
1.035
1.03-5
1.035

3.ti90
3. COO
3.690
3.690

S. 42S
7.693
7.151
7.350

.272
.2SS
.310
*.32i

.286
.301
.350
.358

.472
.494
.540
.564

..071
075
.079
.081

.111
.125
.128
.123

1.32
1.30
1.30
1,34

.47
.47
.48
.51

X700
1.050
1.650
1.650

1.035
1.035

3.600
3.090

1.035
1.035

3.690
3.690

y.soo
7.S40
7.840
7.742

September..
October
November..
December...

7.8S9
8.232

1924.
January
February...
March
April
See footnote on opposite page also.
on A T h e . P r i c e o f c o t t o n to the producer, as of tho end of month indicated, represents a composite of all grades as they come from the farms. The market price is quoted
* specific grade and includes handling and transportation charges.
*Jix months' average.
 December 15; data for other months as of the end of month indicated.
AS of



70

Table 14.—PIG IRON.1
[Index numbers for base year in bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]

Stocks on band.

Furnaces In
blast, end of
month.
Y E A H AND MONTH.

Production.

Furnaces.

Capacity.

Production.

Sales.

lOUi monthly average.,
t o n monthly average*,
191 "imonthly a v e r a g e ,
lOlfi monthly average.,
1917 monthly average

100
75
97
127
124

100
70
85
119
126

1OO
75
100
127
127

IMS monthly average.
1U1U monthly a v e r a g e
193) mcnthly a v e r a g e
ltf-'l monthly average.
\9Z1 monthly averapo.
lOCH monthly avrrajro.

120
100
119
51

131
00
107
39
G7
103

127
9S
316
52
90
130

30
36
45
46

42
49
02

130

3S
49

OCtOlXT
Novnnlter.
Drcemlxr.

Ship- Unfilled
ments. orders.

Merchant
furnaces
only.

Steel
plants
making
some
niercliant
iron.

Pig iron.

Foundry, No. Basic
3 Nortli-| (valley
furern
(Pitts- nace).
bur gb.)

Eelative
to 1921.

Eelative to 1914.

Relative to 1913.

S7

W H O L E S A L E PRICES.

MERCHANT PIG IRON.

TOTAL PIG IttOX.

Composite
pig
iron.3

Eelative to 1913.

132
259

100

100

1OO

100

1OO
88
93
134
265

100
88
92
132
259

215
189
281
157
16S
176

221
188
287
148
164
175

222
194
284
156
161
176

143
143
142
137

130
131
129
127

136
137
136
132

123
121
122
136

132
125
125
135

100
87
93

1OO

133
155
44
71
130

129
125
44
109
123

145
176
57
99
131

186
263
85
84

63
33
S4
43
73

29

67
91
78
61

87
79
72
71

79
69
67
72

So

64
63

85
61
48
64

79
153
240

71
76
104
114

70
82
114

76
72
71
59

95

51
67
65

82

133
130
131
142

3 1OO

53
60

77

79

January..,
February.
March
April

01
61
80
61

47
51
5S
60

63
70
82
87

May

90
92
91
71

65
71
61
54

92
97
S4

66
75
66
51

117
83
74
6S

123
111
115
89

109
106
95
82

44
41
' 32
21

69
49
38
24

161
162
163
202

167
170
165
181

155
158
159
180

103
111
121

71
81
90
94

92
105
110
121

58
80
102
113

55
57
. 72
245

77
89
112
114

71
64
67

20
21
25
30

16
16
25
41

229
210
185
171

222
210
189
169

211
206
191
173

January..,
February.
March
April

126
117
13S
139

97
103
110
115

125
131
138
142

121
115
133
141

152
209
279
67

127
130
159
154

95
116
147
126

36
37
32
35

40
38
35
35

180
183
202
205

175
179
205
211

177
181
197
204

May
Juno....
July
August.

151
143
144
134

111)
120
111
100

149

39
51
66
02

155
137

127

15S
151
144
132

96
79
67
62

45
61
82
93

30
52
69
90

200
185
170
166

197
18G
171
16S

200
189
175
169

Keptcmlicr.
October....
November.,
Pocemter..

122
123
113
114

95
91
SG
66

121
US
112
112

120
121
114
112

91
76
297

117
120
110
121

57
47
97

102
109
118
121

7S
85
SO
85

166
159
148
143

169
160
142
143

168
158
146
148

June
July
September.
October
November.
Pwvmbcr..
1923.

US
123

!
I

January..,
February.
March
April
Qrt
1

Figures for
Pig Iron Asmciai
ago of weekly qu




" 'ootnotes on opposite pago also.
Suctfon a n d \ h n n / T l C f Ci n ntb l fP* roduct ^n i nby the Iron Age; merchant pig iron by the America
. t
^ ^
TstaUsUci'So^ ! £ A °-f *
°. sMstly merchant furnaces; wholesale prices, ave
or statistics, except composite pig iron, which is compile^ by the American Metal Market.

71

Table 15.—PIG IRON.1
[Base year In l>okl-faceil type} Index numbers on opposite page.}
TOTAL, P I G I R O N .

MEBCIIAXT PIG IRON.

Furnaces in
blast end of
mem tli.
Y E A R AND M O N T H .

Stocks on hand.
Production.

Production.

Sales.

Shipment sv

tJnfilled
orders.

Fur- Capacity

Long tons.

Nmn- Tons per
ber.

!

average.
average.
average.
average.
average.

3,560,343
1,920, S13
2,471, SSI
3,253,250
3,182,. 165

20*9

02,752
83,023
106,775
100,499

1918 monthly
1919 monthly
1020 monthly
1921 monthly
1922 monthly
1923 monthly

average.
average.
average
average.
average.
average.

3, 208,837
2,518,573
3,034,510
1,371,641
2,240,021
3,336,115

352
241

SI eel
plants
making
some
merchant
Iron.

1921.
September
October
November
December

229
319
338

2S7
105
181
277

106,054
81, 918
97,578
43,673
75,238.
109,072

425,125 ;

586,016
108,494

483,511

2,432,964

412,697

5S5,G53

3,435,852

145,851

' 189,477

1,111,934

209,513

300,379

330.519

403 JOS

407,137

435,776

1,003,545
1.169.075

480,650
289,145
631,959
323,045
551,700

224,280
304,325
258,725
201,485

1,131,068
1,020,709
942,829
924,922

234,987
251,348
316,571
378,884

143,702

1,415.481

120

51,0f>5

203,145

1,649,080

125

53, 735

240,484

270,938
201,604
157,4S7
210,485

1,644,951

126

53,305

1,029,991

13S

59,080;

228,607
192,804
252,957
240,884

228,407'
260,094
504,031
701,970

155

09,015:

102

T2,875

May.-...

2,306,679

175

77,5201

June...,

2,DIH,:O28

192

SI, 845

July

2, 405,305

172

70,005:

August.,

1,816,170

' 144

54,645,

September

5S0,203

170,21G

911,005

546,403

167,805

1,070,027

539,303

180,912

1,484,207

445,21ff

151,202

21.26
20; 84
20.96
22.71

1&15
17.75
17.94
20.00

20.42
19.31
19.26
20.77

130,805
03,407
70,907
45,36fl

25.76
25.96
26.02
32,37

24.00
25.00
24.25
20.00

23.91
24.20
24.51
24.74

1,420,713

333,013

1,378,223

309,079

1,240,200

244, SOS

1,005,280

158,877

31.82

370,992'

739,355

187,502

47,855

29.05

27.75

29.46

•800,888

378,039

1,154,914

231,129

76,737

27.40

450,208
437,010;
503,155
532,953

502,936
6.38,931
910,071
220,114

424,021'

,243,327

275,091

75,142

23.77

25 SO

27.31

432,894*

,510,439

27£, 531;

72,519

29.27

20.25

27.9S

529. tfOO

,917,505

240,027

65,433

32 27

30.13

30.30

513,979

I; 642,630

261,578

66,510

32.77

31.00

31.44

599,953
572,890
544,490
500t 122

129,117
160,617
219,051

514,741

, 250, 330
,030,271
80S, 052
805,039

340,1S7
4G3,0l4
025,729
705,421

C8,570

31.97

20.00

30,81

97,903

29.05

27.38

20.11

25.10

20.98

39S,S5G

746,353
61G,722

305, S95
403,S70

255

102,000

3,149,155

245

99,030

2, $94,295

231

94,3*5

2,920,02S

231

94.205

3,547,551

21.90

23Q,3S2

3,125,512

290

22.66

174,842

32.43

10G, 590

3,521,275

14S, 54(1

547,708

30.00

270

278

510,9G0

19.13
19. 19
Iff. 00
18.03

32.63

3,435,313

262

2,99J,.1S7

22.90

33.57

114,200

3,229,004

,

22.29

2S. 15

36,65

298

M<

160,457
145,327

20.93

30,943

3,079,810

253

598,700
522,047

891,961
•

25.13

30,G79

122,555

3,086,898

20. «J9
21.15
20.92
20.42

188,432.
100,741,
113,580

150,524

125,100

December

34.38
20.91
43.80
24.05
21. SI
27.15

156,903

321

97,.135

32.51
27.70
42.25
2L74
24.20
25.81

834,322

323

242

44.90

13.52
14.15
20.31
39.99

929,205

3,668,413

2,849,703

30.31

12.88
13. 71
10.7ii
38.00

295,S02

3,867, (594

November

21.07

st urn

256,354

310

87,9;{5

407,850
368,222.
3S1,O36
295,899

fur-

181,832

105,125:
110,055
110,100 i
119,500.

77; 500;

3S6,.736
273,401
244,666
.222,8-12

(viilloy

Composite
Iron,'

186,5S3

101,400

100
218

,

250,089
282,901
251,612
191,935
220,882
301,205
386,009
427,975

2,033,720
2,037,844

October

14.87

34.10
503,450

103,432

2,072,114

13.90

41.39

40, 850

2,035,791

|
|

35,050

April

759,572

!

S2
90

January..
February
March

No. 'Z
Nort lion i
(IMlts-

!'Si COO

1,305,073

1,240,676

985,529

Foundry

Uollauspcr Io»p ton.

84,005

188

Merchant
furnaces
only.

Long tons.

day.

1913 monthly
1914 monthly
1915 monthly
1910 monthly
1917 monthly

WHOLESALE PlUCIiS.

26.73

192.3.
January
February
March
April

,

May
June
July
August..
September.
October....
November.
December..

457,706
431,462
422,538

455,330
392,283
410,106

300,969
251,8SS
9S0,S05
198,877

387,013

129,215
170,111

20.52

24. 75

26.10

772,867

140,035

26.52

24. SS

25.9$

830,842

160,033

25.37

23.50

24.37

;, 205; 518

890,415

150,200

23.65

20.8$

22.40

.,126,957

921,S03

100,03S

23.70

21.00

22. £0

1924.
January..
February.
March;....
April
See footnote on opposite page also;
^ *The composito pit? iron price compiled by this American Mttal Market is the average price of 10 ton^qf iron distributed as follows: One ton each of Bessemer Valley;
No 2 foundry valley; No. 2 X fouudrv at Philadelphia and at Buffalo; No. 2 foundry at Cleveland and at Chicago; two tons each of basic valley and N o. 2 Southern foundry
«t: Cincinnati.
* Elevemnoatfcs1. average, February-December, 192U.




72
Table 16.—CRUDE STEEL.1
flndci numbers for base year In bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]

Septemlwr,.
October
November...
December...
1924.
January
February....
March
April

Corap<

100
86
92
161
252

51
123
152

14G
101
170
90
96
102

130
105
129
68
74
131

100
50
111
130

100
48
105
110

100
95
97
116

100
S41
513
632

100
51
106
134

100
54
145
152

100
34
50
65

183
157
218
134
132
162

202
174
187
131
115
160

215
191
249
155
144
169

220
193
211
156
134
172

213
188
222
152
134
165

42
74
S7
61

50
57
74
58

77
73
72
72

63
72
51
40

62
77
75
43

60
74
70
55

90
91
90
72

795
799
851
683

58
76
72

99
96
63
35

34
36
31
20

113
113
113
113

123
116
106
99

.134

135
132
129

138
134
133
130

136
134
128
127

68
73
95
150

85
78
100
196

54
69
90
109

72
70
76
88

41
54
74
68

50
71
97
10S

53
77
94
103

so
81
%
91

717
759
817
611

46
64
87
103

52
73
193
188

19
21
46
57

109
109
109
114

99
99
96
99

127
125
125
131

126
124
122
126

124
121
122
125

154
177
131
126

ISO
218
136
92

130
141
126
15Q

89
95
98
101

77
94
86
93

128
123
104
133

119
119
100
120

85
88
91
103

397
387
350
343

124
118
105
125

125
190
102
125

53
64
59
55

132
136
136
140

105
106
109
116

139
140
142
151

127
129
130
137

127
130
131
138

112
135
136
131

194
150
121
137

239
144
93
119

154
155
145
152

113
117
116
114

61
75
85
82

118
142
141
120

111
126
126
111

110
115
118
107

380
370
533
492

110
130
134
126

134
148
123
284

55
55
47
73

153
155
146
142

137
141
136
132

166
166
160
154

146
149
149
149

146
148
146
147

151

199
179
235
ISO

202
108
322
167

197
ISS
251
192

117
123
125
123

92
S3
129
126

152
139
163
149

127
122
128
125

117
132
122
125

577
521
520
433

144
127
167
147

179
180
231
* 131

74
79
90
84

145
154
172
175

132
139
146
172

156
162
171
179

151
153
165
174

149
157
163
169

166
149
139
14G

177

103

190

122

127

419

162

172

158

SO

174

176

168

127

110

130

534

135

123

73

169

177

176

168

101

96

126

574

112

66

59

176

110

120

172

167

137

166

577

136

83

46

166

170

176

167

131

173
165
165
165

ISO

180

155
133
138.
149

152

168

118
10S
100
92
85
79
74
75

125
163
151
123

108

98

102

536

120

159

50

176

105

95

170

167

132

166

1,286

134

131

45

110

92

100

815

116

117

41

81

93

790

110

248

65

162
155
155
155

100 %

182

171
41
112
40
110
133

202
99

111
143

1S7
72
131
4S
131
143

53
73
75
65

40
65
80
59

75
82
112
115
12S
124
117

to

ins
144

AU£M5t

01

100
88
95
163
259

1 i 1
J , '01T kT I11 »f 1 i l n av
t W
*

January ...
February..
March
April......
May . . .
Jtino.......
July
August
September..
October
November..
December..
103.1.
January
February...
March
April
May
Juno
July

Relative to 1913.
100
.87
94
154
206

137

11m.
September.
October . . .
November.
December.

U"

100
83
93
177
269

101fti * 1 f * ft v
li/LO I III'* J*\ .

1020 mo. av.
10JI mo. av.
1922 mo. av.
1923 mo. av.

43*3

ft

100
78 .
87
170
271

lv>>

ttVj

•«££

4

100
52
95
243
215

100

il7l*> IllUt U V ,

I*)!*) m o nlv *
1 J 1 J IHW» i v

iji

100
70
83
165
181

100
7
G
117

100
76
112
175
HS

lull* nio. nv.

tfiiC rr\t\ J\V

a

m

Relative to 1920.

Relative to 1913.

JlJii> I l U ' i

0

H

£

ivi** inn* i\\ ,

tr.

P

| | |

«4* #££

Iron a]

K

en

3

73

Unfille*

Si

&

i

1

Sales.

£2

Production.
Per een
of capacity.

tr
3 .
C «J
C H

WHOLESALE PRICES

S H E E T S - B L U E , B L A C K , AND GALVANIZED.'

Total.

1 i

1 1
!
Bl 1

Until!led
orders, end
of nioiatii.

YKAU AN'D
MONTH.

Ion.

STKEL : COMMERCIAL
U. S . S T E3E L
INCOUP.
GOTS.1 STEiX CASTINGS.*
!

142
111
135

n

m

137
160
156

141
123
113




lOo
195

15-8

1-18

103

71

J32

100

77

120

Ot
74
79
SI

91
41
5t

97
103

64

97

100

91

.......

*•*•••**

166

167

176

167

166

163

176

167

1G6

163

176

167

......... ........ . . . . . . . .

........
....
—»—_

::::::::

73

Table 17.—CRUDE STEEL.
[Base year in bold-faced type; Index n u m b e r s on opposite page.]

GOTS.1

COMMERCIAL.
U.S. STEEL
CORP.*
STEEL CASTINGS.*

Production.

|
YEATC AND
MONTH.

3 MO

1!
Long tons.

Short tons.

1913 m o . a v . . . .
1914 mo. av
1915 mo. a v . . . .
1916 mo. av
1917 mo. av

2,523,344
1,901,649
2,607,018
3,450,100
3,634,933

50,466
38,187
50,345
88,450
74,616

23,742
I 17,S30
I 2i,9S5
| 40.282
25,942

1918 mo.av..
1919 mo. av..
1920 mo. av..
1921 mo.av..
1922 mo. a v . .
1923 m o . a v . ,

3,5S7, 5S5
2, S07,900
3,403,783
1,602,933,
2,880,702
3,602,390

94,493
36,256
6G.109
23,973
66,255
72,335

40,601
9,733

1921.
September
October
November
December
1922.
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August...
September...
October
November...
December

9HEETS-BLUE, BLACK, AND GALVANIZED.*

26,723

o°

ock

STEEL

It

a

Pi

g

Thous. Thous
of
of
! long dolls.
tons.

Short
tons.

Per
cent.

72.7
34.9
76.5
79.7

ft

s
Short tons.

20,357
31,300
42,168
48,674

5,907
4,115
5,189
9,720
10,7.16

5,972
10,366
27,798
24,608

31,667

53,S92
26,523
39,590
14,399
32,990
40,668

8,635
5,995
10,023
5,331
5,648
6,009

15,595
11,966
14,724
7,726
8,470
14;971

171,489
85,409
190, 804
222,904

23,435
1,342,867
1,848,205 32,961
1,897,578 ' 40,522
29,912
1,631,336

10,032
17,605
20,725
14,389

13,403
15,356
19,796
15,523

4,561
4,2S7
4,251
4,268

7,25S
8,204
6,440
4,967

106,454 43.6
131,577 53.S
127,983 51.2
82,198 40.1

101,078 44,427
101,511 44,639
100,345 47,591
80,551 38,200

100,035
130T 374
124,611
90,997

139,283
134,578
88, S94
49,713

231,536
249,922
212,239
141,047

29 00
29 00
29.00
29.00

.0237
.0230
. 022S
.0223

.0225
.0222
.0213
.0211

1,891,857
2,071,772
2,814,667
2,902,240

34,459
37,0S0
47,892
75,665

20,081
18,578
23,791
46,560

14,378
18,502
24,, 101
29,105

4,242
4,141
4,494
5,097

4,054
6,181
8,505
7,750

SG, 130
122,436
166, 247
1S4,979

89,109 40,085
90,771 42,439
107,970 45,673
101, 803 34,166

80,000
110,129
149,407
177, S55

72,922
103,037
272,357
264,629

128,200
145,673
314,617
395,620

2S.00 .015 33.35 .0217
2S.00 .015 32. SO .0214
23.00 .014 32 97 . 02(D
29.50 .015 34.42 .0210

.0201
.0202
.020S

3,218,794
3,127,775
2,952,800
2,629,256

77,600
89,355
66,166
63,416

42,796
51,694
32,372
21,843

34,804
37,671
33,794
41,573

5,254 8,822
5,636 10,712
5,776 9,834
5,950 10,615

94,853 22,177 212,74S
218,743 S6.G
210,460 86.4 98,860 21,C09 203,023
179,100 72.7 101,639 I9.5S6 1S1,3S1
22S,39S 87.2 115,242 19,184 215,200

170,200
268,032
143,563
175,495

304,075
437.8-"3
409,885
379,249

34.00 .016 30.49 .0218 .0211
35 03 .016 3f» % . 0222 .0215
35.00 .017 37 50 .0223 .0217
36.10 018 30 70 023G . 0229

2,818,261

56,781
34,276
22,131
28,271

41,138
41,433
38,768
40,618

6,692
6,902
6,840
6,740

202,000 SO. 4 123,439
243,476 91.8 128,981
242,562 91.3 131,782
205,239 80.4 120,000

190,027
223,874
230,320
210,266

1SS, 8C3
208,916
172,774
399,624

378,574
376,394
321,437
505,766

3950
40.00
37 75
36.50
37 30
39.03
| 44.3S
I 43.00

26,519
9,574
33, 265

11,432

42.0
50.1
68.0
75.2

l'05,175
109,709
129,728

5,590
46,989
2S, 703
.35,335

21,241
20,690
30,084
27,500

172,161 140,844 689,853
87,702 75,329 232,551
182,519 203, SCO 346,419
230,S23 213,583 430,750

. 0222
.0274

.019
.018
.017
.015

3.1 34
35 46
34.71
33.99

43 79
43 GO
42. OS
40.53

02.51 .0213
0257 .02M
.0257 .0212
,0257 .0211

41.17
42.01
45.01
47.01

.021
021
021
.020

.0259 i .0217
.0272 .0201

3,300,416

97,919
75,709
60,899
65,889

1923*
January
February
March
April

3,822,369
3,454,918
4,046,854
3,944,412

100,005
90,152
143,564
90,963

47,879
39,845
76,409
39,610

52,726
50,307
67,155
51,353

6,911 10,561
7,284 9,527
7,403 14,692
7,2S9 14,400

260,520 92.0
237,919 S9.0
279,475 92.7
254, SOS 90.9

131,550 32,229 24S,337
14S,360 29,123 217, SOS
136,347 29,GS4 287,203
140,044 24,470 253,563

252,489
253,197
32o,526
183,904

511,346
5 47, J-97
619, S23
577,969

May
June
July

4,195,800
3,743,890
3,515,966

3,677,771

89,493
84,878
52,066
50,515

3S,7SS
42,773
16,741
18,332

50,705
42,105
35,325
32,283

6,9S1 17,699
6,386 15,760
5,911 15,767
5,415 16,99?

260,005
218,432
174,910
234,112

S3.6
79.9
69.6
£0.1

141,781
145,476
141,130
134, tiOO

23,397
29,S27
32,002
32,2,32

27S,059
233,12S
192,262
234,480

242,624
172,637
92,353
116,659

551,139 I 44.00
i
503; 175 42.03
401, *6S 42.50
316,072 42. 50

.026
.023
.025
.025

47.37
46.19
45.30
44.87

.0303 .0279
.0303 .0279
.0303 . 027S
.0303 .O'JTS

3,316,106
3,547,966
3,113,804
2,843,764

47,574
37,446
39,660
41,098

21,685
9,840
12,016
15,1S2

25,889
27,606
26,744
2>,916

5,036
4,672
4,369
4,445

185,577
225,714
188,144
155,229

71.5
7G.6
67.0
58.8

114,313
106,884
112,185
104,002

29,975
71,902
45,561
44, US

205,772

223,556
185,110
105,491
349,449.

343,006
307,540
280,013
445,167

41. 8S
40.00
40.00
40.00

.025

44.64
43.81
42.81
43.03

.0303 .0-278
.0302 .0278

September
October....
November....
December

3,410,265
3,430,309

7,020
S, 566
9,663
9,323

(4,2S9
:8,600
7,287
.4,072

230,820
199,836
18S,600

.025
.025

.0.5

.0270
.0290 .0281

.0302
.0302

.027S
.0278

1934.
January
February..
March
April
See footnotes on opposito page also.
J Railway specialties include such items as bolsters, side arms, draft arms, couplers, and cast-steel car wheels, and are reported by identical firms throughout.
Iho figures for composite steel compiled by the American Metal Market represent the average price per pound of steel products weighted as follows: 2\ pounds bars,
i j pounds plates, 14 pounds shapes, Impounds pipe, Iipound3 wire nails, 1 pound galvanized shoots, and £ pound tin plate.
,
t
7
Composite prico of finished steel products compiled by the Iron Age includes: Steel bars, beams, tank plates, plain wire, open-hearth rails, black pip?, and blaCK sheets.
B

*«*..». ~ x&
,~
, slabs, sheet bars, wire rods, steel bars, plates, structural
ap<
Fig iron average in turn is average of 13 diilerent quotations.
Average of weekly prices from U. S Department of Labor; Bureau of Labor Statistics.




74
Table 18.-IR0N AND STEEL PRODUCTS.1
[Index numbers for base year In boltt-tace.t typet numerical data on opposite page.]
FABRICATEDVESSEL CONSTRUC- STRUCTURAL
FHT.
TION.0CAliS.'
STEEL.*

LOCOMOTIVES.

Orders.

Under
Completed d u r - construcing month.
tion.

Domestic.

Steel
Merchant
Total.3 seagoing. vessels.

Relative!'
to 1913.

Unfilled orders.

Shipments.

Relative to 191G.

YKAB AND
MONTH.

Sales.
DoTotal. mestic.

Foi-

Relative
to 1013.
1913
191!
10to
101(1
1917

DoTotal. mestic.

Foreign*

Itclatlve to 1920.

100

mo. av... 100
mo. a w . I 3D
37
mo.
7o
mo. av..
110
mo. av..

10IS mo. a w .
av*..
1920 mo. a v . ,
1921 mo. a v . ,
1922 mo. aw.i
19:3 mo. avj

121
73
05
37
35
S
7

57

00
143
119

1OO

100

03

4S

SO
220

20
19

41
100
186
491
768
516
250
61

100
25
07
120

1OO

100

23
58
169

31

18

152
19
63
18
143
79

23

106
97
35.
100

100

572

377

9G
44
19

Im-

Exports.
For
comparison.4

ports.

Total.3 Total.*

FURNITURE.
Shipments. 5

Value.

Relative Kelative Relative
to 1922. to 1913. to 1019.

Relative to 1913.

1S8-

770

Per
cent
of capacity.

IRON AND STEEL.

100
101
142
145
130

100
100
139
13S
120

100
5&
128
220
235

127
125
130
87
168
169

111
105
107
70
12S
130

194
160
ISO
SO
61

100
90
9S
102

100
100

101
138
38
229
226

100
162
104
119
155

i

January....
February...
March
April

21
14
13
7

10
30
32
12

71
4
4

16
IS
25
47

16
19
29
58

14
15
17
24

105
133
114
300

114
S3
13
74

157
lOti
15
95

18
16
17
IS

105
114
202
228

SO
87
154
174

62
49
78
81

96
81
125
120

50
43
53
70

10S
107
120
117

May
June
July
August

23
37
42
40

49
61
111
118

IS
53
7
21

47
45
61
78

56
55
80
101

29
24
23
25

174
125
130
15

37
79
25

31
31
25
13

17
18
18
20

209
191
181
17S

160
146
137
135

82
77
56
52

13S
131
95
S3

S7
147
273
1SS

110
112
101
10-1

September..
October
November..
December..

39
47
52
69

103
121
131
176

7
13
17
IS

111
116
122
120

151
159
16S
168

27
28
28
22

121
176
221

34
73
60
94

39
95
14
14

21
21
21
20

167
153
128
157

127
115
98
120

46
47
54

.78
SO
77
90

»288
656 .
52S
360

117
135
133
152

1033.
January
February...
March
April

75
63
92
71

197
178
243
183

13
12
lo
IS

135
16S
175
1G7

190
239
248
236

21
18
24
22

128
74
405
03

31
46
54
84

18
60
29
57

24
23
22
19

194
207
246
209

14S
15S
188
160

46
48
59
62

74
81
99
107

448
252
394
2SS

150
141
188
167

May
June
July
August

78
78
7S
SO

207
201
192
235

11
12
31
15

163
MS
131
113

229
207
1S5
157

24
24
20
21

21
17
14
26

34
117
22
65

3S
95
3
32

12
14
13
11

146
131
131
152

112
100
100
116

69
59
62
56

122
103.
102
97

281
2.50
196
166

166

109
101
9S
10S

2S5
263
215
277

25
17
33
27

74
52
29

123
102
73
41

18
14
8
5

9
11
48
101

45
40
14

32
32
3

13
13
13

136
126
139
212

104
96
106
162

60
54

104
92
112
107

135
109
95
95

140
150
148
160

September..
October
November..
December..
1024.
January...
February..
March
April

See footnotes on opposite page also.

- Cross ton represents m units of 100 cubic feet the entire cubical capacity of the vessel, including crew and engine
gojru% lake, and river vessels built and officially numbered by the U. S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Navwat
d
privitc American owners, but not vessels builfc for foreign owners. The column on merchant VM«PN imdpr «.«<*




137
148

75

Table 19.—IRON AND STEEL PRODUCTS.1
[Base year i n bold-faced t y p e ; index n u m b e r s o n opposite page.]
FRT*
CARS.

Unfilled orders.

Shipments*

VESSEL CONSTRUCTIONS

Orders.

LOCOMOTIVES.

Under
Completed d u r - c o n ing m o n t h .
struc-

tion.

YEAR AND
MONTH.

D ForTotal. m e so i c . eign.
t

ForD
Total. m e so - c . eign.
ti

Domestic.
Number
of cars.

Number of locomotives.

1913 mo.
1914 mo.
1915 mo.
1916mo.

FABRICATED
STRUCTURAL STEEL.*

av..
av..
av.. .
av..

300
119
114
230
336

10,500
6,000
' 9,500
15,000
12,500

371
223
199
112
106
266

429
131
99
79

16,000
2,000
0,667
1,S3S
15,039
8,281

s
1918 mo. a v . .
1919 mo. a v . .
1920mo. a v . .
1921 mo. a v . .
1922mo. a v . .
1923mo. a v . .
1933.
January
February
March
April

110
69
88
249

89
43
18
17

1,323
337
889
1,592

894
206
791
1,513

Total.

Gross tons.

IS, 836
46,225
86,192
220,773
354,845
238,394
115,569
28,240

Merchant
vessels.

Steel
seagoing.

Tlious.
of gross
tons.

28 846
26 354
9,-548
27,094 1,2811
50,895

i
155,110
294,849 <
208,557 i 1,188
102,157
54G
13,239 !
231
1

Sales.

Short
tons.

IRON

Per
EXPORTS.
cent
of
normal
For
cac o m - 4 Total. 5
pacity. parison.
Per
cent.

STEEL
FURNITl-ICK.

AND S T E E L .

IMPORTS.

Shipments. 8
Total.*

Dollars.

Long tons.

i

95,567
96,267
135,800
138,800
124,617

50
50
70
69
60

228,801
129,123
293,207
503,971
536,980

26,556
24 0**7
23,533
25,900
20,971

121,208
119,617
124,708
83,100
160,258
161,458

56
53
54
35
04
65

444,835
360,063
412,030
183,9S0
139,473
135,443

167,497
167,428

11,052
26,837
30,626
10,OSS
00,762
59,942

$007,933
1,471,009
943,9S6
1,077,330
1,402,830

74
44
39
21

11
40
35
13

63
4
4
8

207
239
330
617

• 147
173
255
515

60
66
75
102

11,000
14,500
12,000
31,500

52,7tU
38,359
0,203
34,303

42,447
28,011
. 398
25, S29

223
197
212
221

100,300
109,300
193,500
217,500

40
44
77
87

140,7S4
112,812
178,113
184,991

100,905
135,755
210,095
200,735

13,405
11,537
14,149
18,720

983,834
907,125
1,OS7,22S
1, OSS, 382

Mav
June
July
August

70
114
128
151

54
67
122
130

16
47
6
21

621
596
811
1,035

197
495
712
926

124
101
99
109

18,250
13,100
13,700
1,610

21,419
16,959
35,717
11,511

8,625
8,434
6,853
3,53S

209
221
219
249

200,000
182,500
172,500
170,000

SO
73
69
68

187,732
177,067
12S,326
119,067

231,260
220,112
159,338
146,961

23,097
39,154
72,425
50,050

1,056,735
1,015,463
945,70S
943,087

September...
October
November...
December....

119
145
159
210

113
133
144
194

6
12
15
16

1,463
1,538
1,619
1,592

1,347
1,420
1,501
1,498

116
118
118
94

10,350
12,700
18,500
23,255

15,881
33,815
27,720
13,294

1,049
25,626
3,669
3,785

255
258
257
252

160,000
145,000
122,500
150,000

64
58
49
60

109,207
104,474
106,4SG
124,613

130,72S
134,095
128,503
151,474

* 76,393
174,260
140,250
05,701

1,062,495
1,227,417
1,204,310
1,376,152

1923.
January
February
March
April

229
207
282
217

217
196
269
201

12
11
13
16

1,788
2,220
2,316
2,204

1,699
2,141
2,214
2,111

13,390
7,800
42,500
9,800

14,292
21,392
2-1,978
38,972

4,797
16,224
7,SS6
15,527

302
280
270
241

185,000
197,500
235,000
200,000

74
79
94
80

104,581
109,461
134,SS5
141,034

124,444 | 119,011 1,362,470
135,1S2
60,803 1,307,173
105,024 10i,6S0 1,709,206
179,151)
7f>, 4C5 1,520,280

Mav
June
July
August

238
232
239
272

228
221
211
259

10
11
28
13

2,150
1,958
1,738
1,497

2,045
1,S54
1,652
1,406

89
79
102
93
V
105
104
. 86
91

2,200
1,7S5
1,450
2,780

15,518
54,161
9,960
25,217

1,034
25,815
93
8,600

150
172
16-1
141

HO, 000
125,000
125,000
145,000

c6
50
50
5S

15.S, 446
134,200
141,213
127,287

204,'JSS
172,747
170,259
103,010

74,560
66,460
51,921
44,202

1,506,072
1,401,950
1,247,005
1,345,147

September...
October
November...
December....

335
310
299
329

313
295
270
305

22
15
29
24

1,178
977
691
387

1,102
915
656
365

P97
1,125
5.050
10,600

20,906
18,350
6,576

8,562
8,778
923

160
164
162

130,000
120,000
132,503
202,500

52
48
53
81 |

137,833
123,371
157,391
155,603

173,004
154,079
lS8,3t4
179.015

35,790
2S,S4S
25,235
25,313

1,273,259
1,365,000
1,339,425
1,455.830

76 !
62
35
22

1934.

See footnotes on opposite page also.
total capacity of 231
previous figures.
This
column gives the total of all pig iron and rolling-mill products as compiled b y the U. S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce.
fi
These data comprise slnpments from 22 manufacturers, representing practically the entire production of stock goods, which include sections, counters, office and
vault verticals, safes and interiors, desks and tables, and small miscellaneous articles, exclusive of shelving and lockers. m
} Covers first 21 days only, during which period the old tariff law was i n effect. Remaining 9 day* of September arc included with October.




76

Table 20.—IRON ORE AND COPPER.?
[Base year in bold-faced type.]
IRON
OIIE
510 VK.
MKXT.>!

LAKE S U P E R I O R I R O N
OKK.

IRON
ORE
MOVEMENT.*

COPPEIl.

Stocks.

Pri-

YEAK AND
MONTH.

At
Sinilt
Sic.
Marie
Canals.

Price—|
Total
mary Ex- 'Ingots,
at fur-]
proConOn sump- duc- Iports
n a ccs
At Sault
Piss,. elecAt
and
tion IngotsJ trolytic, Ste. Marie
fur- Lake tion^
(New
Eric
on
at
etc. York). Canals*
naces* docks.
Lake
mines.i
Erin
docks.!

Relative to

Relative to 1913.

Relative to 1919-20.

Short tons.

LAKE SVPEEIOB IRON ORE.

COPPER,

Stocks.
Total
at furnaces
and
on
Lake
Erie
docks.

At
furnaces.

ConOn
Lake sumption.*
Erie
docks.

Price—
Primary
ExIngots,
production ports— elecPigs,
At
Ingots, trolytic
mines.

(>JCW

etc.

York).

Dollars
per
pound.

Thousands of
pounds.

Thousands of long tons.

nun.
NUMERICAL DATA.

INDEX NUMBERS.

70,461 $0,157
.134
75.245
.173
53,-567
.275
55,260
.29-1
79, S18

4,022
4,531
2,030
3,355
5,191

159,045
107,202
100,755
39,336
82,309
123,055

65,726
30,653
.51,771
51,293
60,683
66,643

.247
.191
.ISO
.126
.134
.145

8,223
8,058
7,OS1
6,989

2,493
2, SCO
3,007
3,059

25,843
37,416
62,30-5
77,026

53,130
52,862
iO,S53
70,145

.136
.129
.127
.126

100
91
113
157
154

100

100

107
76
7S
113

95
110
175
187

8,012,830
5,235,012
7,535,351
10,-570,530
10,215,110

126
97
US
47
$3
123

156
105
99
39
81
121

83
52
73
73
86
9o

157
122
114
SO
S5
92

10,068,377
7,797,580
9,440,447
3,764,251
7,026,106
9,862,685

* 80,504
29,753
33,330
33,751
31,036

222,289
21,211
24,512
25,642
24,438

* 8,131
8,542
8,818
8,109
6,621

80,864

33,481
31.206
28,151
25,092

25,257
23,148
20,470
18,103

1918 mo.
1919 mo.
1920 mo.
19'21 mo.
1922 mo.
1923 mo.

av.
av..
av..
av..
av..
av.J

= 100
93
109
111
302

*100
95
110
115
110

100 MOO
105
113
108
SO
100
S3
81
129

t

10-2,010
95,845
115,C6S
160,654
157,177

1913 mo. a v . . 100
1914 mo. a v . .
C5
191,5 mo. av..|
94
11)11) mo. av,
132
1017 mo. av.
128

2

1922.
January..,
February..
March
April

110

May
June
July
August
Septemter...
Octol>er
November...
December...

82

113
104
92
81

101
99
95
86

62
62
76
76

25
37
61
75

75*
75
115
100

74
84
107
133

80
63
90
99

82
86
69
64

90
93
92

93
90

112

76
83
102
123

84
87
S7
87

1,379,850
6,617,660
8,9-12,659
8,936,377

23,025
25,417
31,127
37,630

16,532
18,693
23,830
29,566

6,493
6,754
7,297
8,064

3,294
3,411
3,5S3
2,589

92,048
95,222
93,4SC
£•9,726

62,891
65,604
63,596
62,612

.132
.136
.137
.138

83
73
40
(»)

137
145
144
131

147
•155
153
137

111
118
122
114

100
109
120

101
100
103

83
74
79
71

87
87
67
90

6,658,143
5,871/802
3,658,414
10,804

41,805
44,181
44,004
39,866

32,777
34,595
34,105
30,632

9,029
9,586
9,899
9,234

2,990
4,012
4,381
4,845

94,975
103,371
101,607
104, C75

58,1G7
52,185
55,788
50,362

.133
.137
.136
.141

115
100
$2
65

120
101
83
67

104
97
S2
60

124
116
136
139

110
101
119
116

107
71
91
91

93
98
10S
10S

35,151
30,519
25,121
19,6Sa

26,6S4
22,601
IS, 496
14,825

8,467
7,918
6,625
4,S5S

4,999
4,671
5,473
5,5S2

112,267
102,735
121,562
118,157

75,617
49,751
04,394
64,353

.146
.155
.169
.109

102
92

17
S3

112

74

82

SI

1923.
January..
February.,
March
April
,
Hay
June
July
August

76
115
120
131

62
75
60
108

60
82
101
121

53
55
61
73

152
145
143
133

123
123
124
129

84
88
90
93

September...
October
November...
December

118
106
67

123
135
140
127

137
148
153
138

86
100
108
98

120
119
110
111

122
130
125
126

107
10-2
108

1921.

99
94
92
feS
85
80
SI
82

6,081,285
9,222,722
10,094,136
10,484,853

' 18,SC5
22,800
27,503
32,831

14,7S6
^18,288
22,547
26,924

4,347
. 4,512
4,957
5,907

6,119
5,816
5,747
5,353

125,438
125, 479
126,142
131,731

59,010
62,019
G3,167
08,878

.156
.148
.144
.139-

9,467,787
8,460,932
5,364,392

37,450
41,042
42,836
38,035

30,430
32,945
34,080
30,654

7,020
8,097
8,757
7,981

4,SLi
4,801
4,4*1
4,479

124,511
132,481
127,963
128,193

6S,SS9
75,0S6
72,201
76,356

.134
.126
.128
.129

January
February
March
April
1

Iron ore movement from the U. S. War Department
tike Superior Iron Ore Association; copper production
. Geological Survey, data since the beginning of 1921
1 fti
":es; exports from the U.S. Department of Com-

* i\o allowance made for seasonal variation in computing- thea




ed States canal and
verages com*, are open
are included.

77

Table 21.—IRON PRODUCTS.1
fBasc year la bold-faced type.]
STEEL BARRELS
AND DRUMS.

OHIO FOUNDRY IRON.

OHIO FOUNDRY IRON.

STEEL IMUKKLS AM)
DRUMS.

Meltings.

YEAR AND
MONTH.

ReProTotal
Per stocks. ceipts Ship- ducof
m e n t s . tion.
Toncent
iron.
nage. of normal.
Relative to 1922.

Unfilled New
orders. orders.

ReLto
1920.

Relative to 1921.

Meltings.

Long
tons.

Per
cent of
normal.

Total Receipts
stocks. of iron.

Long tons.

INDEX NUMBERS.
1920 mo. av.
1921 mo. av.. 64
1922mo. av.. 100
"J923 mo. av..
1931.
May
June
July
August
September..
October
November..
December..
1922.
January
February...
March
April

2 40

100

8 102
1O0

1OO
100

172
179

76

100
195
223

100
142
199

100
51
110
93

104

7,070

16.67

5S

153

86

67

110

139

132

105

8,123

24.14

80

105

95

103

<3,766

<14.94

17,835

148

145

109

8,137

26.09

77

64

116

113

97

9,396

24.20

57

104

111

S3

6,922

20.80

132

42

90

87

83

131

75

91

97

106

42

104

77

131

91

150

159

120

109

87

93

92

93

179

207

149

175

May

90

95

101

113

201

243

178

200

•Tune

99

98

110

124

238

230

182

117

July

99

113

S9

79

197

230

143

123

104

139

73

112

218

237

132

S7

September.,

112

121

75

87

184

213

135

92

October

116

119

83

123

169

206

122

82

November..

134

122

96

100

173

213

165

105

December..

123

118

82

160

ISO

222

181

97

110

115

91

132

184

182

221

163

131

103

353

173

235

257

132

186

161

115

238

227

276

267

153

203

154

127

266

219

238

237

112

190

157

105

209

206

210

84

19S

157

118

189

185

239

210

98

207

165

127

183

183

245

ISO

69

14S

154

103

181

194

236

156

90

154

13S

109

150

147

172

143

76

176

131

110

200

158

194

173

108

165

136

106

16S

137

176

164

68

129

167

162

32

6,929
9,275
12,646
10,541
10,931
12,017
12,087
12,723
13,639
14,073
16,350
14,929

13,410
19,800
22,602
24,787
23,193
24,091
25,183
18,043
18,774
21,453
20,051

23.13
31.17
39.97
48.40
49.48
50.75
58.54
71.97
62.63
61.42
63.32
61.02

59.34
67.80
83.20
79.90
81.12
81.27
85.32
79.56
71.51
68.14
70.29

192,3*6
200,855

17.4
34,0
388

89,610
89,548
96,751
155,521

33,999
24,491

60

September..
October
November..
December..

8,230

19.34

45

May
June
July
August

Per
Number. cent of
capacity.

22,753

19.64

76

1923.
January....
February...
March
April

20.71
1.83

9,274

57

August

7,791
18,183

7,439

SO

67

rro-

duction.

Unfilled
orders.

New
orders.

Number.

NUMERICAL DATA.

93

61

Shipments.

234,557
332,222
465,610

16.1

1C0,321
81,029
175.790
149,422

44,101

15.0

52,035
213,490

22.9

247,320

00,167

117,112
165, S99
130,199
124,006

14,217
23,225

16.2

16.6

240,016
255,423
220,677
193,814

120,531

15.6

25.2
19.7
13.3

29,300
29,241
29,266
20,551

3,491
6,181
7,530
7,664

89,216
101,530
163,476
200,214

22,528
24,399
19,810
16,195

9,293
10,174
6,521
9,194

225,372
266,944
220,992
244,271

16,679
19,631
21,439
18,245

7,187
10,106
8,2iO
13,179

206,443
1S9,4S4
194,069
201,319

20,240
23,992
25,617
23,335

10,828
29,044
19,406
21,925

206,021
193,992
. 254,573
245,125

31.7

23,303
26,366
2S,354
23,033

15,961
15,570
10,950
14,899

234,440
207,563
210,621
217,127

46.3

22,830
24,426
23,658

12,876
16,483
13,855

164,511
177,073
154,562
144,6-lS

30.0

1G.9
27.7
36.1
42.2
40.1
40.0
41.2
37.0
35.9
37.1
38.7

41.0
4S.1
50.1

41.5
42.7
41.0

33.7
30.6
29.1

204,204
248,315
281,794
350,445

123,337

149,907
130,711

133, S74
67,853
175,534
280,999

410,477
427,733
334, SSI
309,044

321,069

322,632
2S7,141
3S5, -SSI
424,107

140,700

518,463
C03,774
627,143
556, S01

157,377

403,093
493,733
422,478
366,764

134,474

335,324
405,653
385,436
379,003

122,500

1SS, 2S8
198,129
140,262

132,0,30
1C9,4S0
15o, 1 Q
G

211,019
246,000
179, S01

157,153
109, MS
143,500

172,753
10S.374
50,505

1934.
January...
February..
March
April
l
D a t a on gray iron foundries in Ohio from Ohio State Foundrymen'3 Association: steel barrels a n d d r u m s from t h e Steel Barrel Manufacturers' Association.
Monthly
uata on orders for steel barrels a n d d r a m s back t o J a n u a r y , 1920, m a y bo found i n t h e S e p t e m b e r , 1923, issue ( N o . 25), pajjes 51 to 57.
* T e n m o n t h s ' average, March t o December, inclusive.
3
Five m o n t h s ' a v e r a g e , J u l y t o D e c e m b e r , exclusive of October.
, ' Represents last half of S e p t e m b e r only. P r e v i o u s t o S e p t e m b e r , 1921, r e p o r t s a r e for m o n t h beginning on 15th, b u t s u b s e q u e n t to t h i s d a t e all reports are for tho
calendar m o n t h .
1
Six m o n t h s ' average, J u l y to D e c e m b e r , inclusive.




78
Table 22.—MACHINERY.1
[Base year in bold-faced type.]
PUMPS.

PUMPS.
FOUNDRY
EQUIPMENTS

Steam, power, and
centrifugal.

Agricultural.

Relative
to 1919.

Relative to 1922.

Sales.

Relative to 1919.

100
538
100
Ml

M2
100
148

«100
159

Shipments.

Orders Pitcher, Power
on
hand,
and
hand
and hydro-] Total.3
end
wind- pneuof
mill. matic
month.

New I Ship- Unfilled!
orders, ments.I orders*

Number,

Thousands of dollars.

Dollars.

NUMERICAL DATA.

100
124
52
70

<90

Steam, power, and
centrifugal.
Shipments.

INDEX NUMBERS.
1919 mo. av.„
1920 mo. a v . .
1921mo. a v . .
1922 mo. av..
1923 mo. av..

Agricultural.

Dollars.

Orders
on
UnTotal
New Ship- filled
Ship- hand
shipSales. ments.! end
ments. orders, ments. orders
of
montli

YEAH AND MONTH.

FOUNDRY
EQUIPMENTS

100
151
91
SO
119

100
163
SO * 897,284
275,955
64
396,153
87

S61O»5O;J KS
5101,843
256,869 $369,816] * 51,566
379,508 586,575

552, 111

2,015 j 1,915
859 ' 1,176
1,157
1,031
1,464
1,531

9,709
4,785
3,S07
5,192

ism.
June
July
August

42
36

50
54
47

101
90
70

77,077
105,011
65,354

143,029
107,118
91,342

S26
888
772

1,298
1,103
900

4,392
4,001
3, S01

September
October
November
December

34
29
38
43

32
49
55
72

62
63
69
82

100,337
133,161
103,544
96,503

87,553
73,944
98,3S2
111.535

525
813
908
1,100

803
810
893
1,061

3,851
3,S40
3,842
4,040

46
47
59
60

81
82
06

121,371
125,727
274,208
227,408

114,350
115,068
170,918
205,825

894
1,051
1,064
840

3,SSS
3,723
3,563
3,f>S5

January
February
March
April

S2

46
45
07
80

134
137
$$
110

130
109
111
131

94
122
102
99

94
104
09
105

65
80
75
64

64
72
90
84

371,148
379,258
271,346
302,980

333,699
279,188
286,003
336,515

346,258
452,907
378,625
366,283

S25
52,803 I 3,291 576,957
1,080 |
921
56,893 ! 3,519 G36,35<3 ! 1,327 |
!
53,942 I 3,590
604,359 :j 1,230 1,156
60,534 3,674 644,268 i] 1,051 l,07S

3,143
3,566
3,t-3S
3,624

SS
526
) 100
126

111
120
124
122

82
SS
94
119

»7
101
87

92
75
84
91

79
SI

m

73

106

74

242,039
34S,872
• 299,620
347,487

286,155
323,754
318,372
312,576

301,520
327,202
346,902
438,830

50,799
55,735
4S,350
48,744

3,376
3,403
2,9.50
3,035

592,665
1,523 j
615,450 j | 1,246
532,45-5
1,387
545,393
1,515

1,015
1,042
1,114
1,365

3,9 42
4,119
4,339
4,43S

j

111
146

176

187
155
178

87
88
100
100

91
115
129
125 j

86
96
112
124

81
92
104
110

453,772
407,609
464,100
490,477

283,978
374,416
452,351
419,931

651,0o6
692,190
572,905
656,622

56,570
54,322
75,371
62,290

2,797
2,G76
3,635
3,271

528,003
537,294
640,140
610,531

1,606
1/JOS
2,138
2,078

1,112
1,244
1,448
l,60G

4,849
fi, 516
G, 195
6,595

ooi

128
123
137
144

107
107
100
91

489,394
442,465
3-56,245
349,790

458,737
403,425
444,674
391,592

698,165
710,90-3
610,344
601,219

57,653
52,586
42.074
42,527

4,258
3,867
3,976
3,200

096,46S
659,001
66?,4S2
623,254

1,491
i,eoo
1,384
1,253

1,64S
1,587
1,765
1,85S

0,407
6,378
5,087
5,413

123

79
65
59
47

247,329
367,C06
267,421
418,223

328,855
352,384
265,211
348,544

439,817
454,974
437,200
513,337

33,712
41,537
40;2o0

2,918 j 524,486
3,933 597,491
3,010 545,792

1,029
1,140
1,061
970

1,592
1,750
1,400
1,302

4.. 737
3,804
3,520
2,834

44
16
|

May
June
July
August
'September
October
November
December
1923.
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
Septemlxsr
October
November
December
1924.
January..
February
March
April

lot
HS
168
178

m

63
76 !!
78 I,

163
179
157 |
173
152

1S9
192
165
163

114
' 108
109
102

S
O
133
97
152

i

177
ISO
135
127

12S
137
103
136

117
123
118
139

86
98

I
i
!...„
I
I

96 j
S3
76;
62;
69j
81 |
58 |

136
109
106

47,626
47,630
44,123

T, 192J, issue (i\o. 25), pages 54 to 57.
wnta
5
Seven
6

months' average.
Eight m o n t h s ' average.




« ' ^ two columns, t l » y ^ i a ^ £ S ^ i ^ ; ^ ^ » > ^ « .

2,107
2,774
2,858

354,200
465,504
475,607

766
74
982
OSS

1
I
j
;

Rtterre Bank of Chicago i n cooperaI firms reported; data on steam
y; on which monthly data back to
™POIM, ladles, core-muking mo

.eta

79

Table 23.—PATENTS, AND BUILDING EQUIPMENT.1
[Case year in boldfaced type.]

|

*i % S

~ Q °

1

Relative to 1913.

Rel. to 1919.

if

Rel. to 1922.

S3 si*
III
P 5* **
H3

H

i

300
118
127
130
121
114

100
123
110
120
110
109

1919 mo. a v.
1920 mo. av.
1921 mo. av.
1922 mo. av.
1923 mo. av.

109
110
112
113
114

S6
82
72
62
62

151 ; 1OO
170
78
128
31
116
56
137
52

1922.
January....
February..
March
April. ,,,

121
108
100
109

84
57
54
82

133
119
135
140

35
32
c
0

Mav
June
Juiy
August

139
109
99
128

82
67
41
71

147
81
95
123

September.
October....
November.
December..

98
136
107
105

59
54
44
51

January....
February. .
April

127
114
106
110

May
June
July
August

1OO
151
165
140
1C0
144

Orders Orders
received. shipped.

Sales.

Number.

Number of pieces.

HS

I?!

aS
sa

Sales.

1
2

Number.

tr£X

TUBULAR
VLUMII1NG.

STOKERS.

INDEX NUMBERS,
1913mo. av.
1914 mo. av.
191")tno.av.
1916 mo. av.
1917 mo. av.
1018 mo. av.

BRASS
FAUCETS.

Shipments.

ii Hi
H

Shipments,

P

Saies.

ei as

pi

PATENTS
G R A N T E D BY
U. S. P A T E3N T
OFFICE.

Total patents,
all classes.

STOKERS.

Total
horsepower.

YEAR AND
MONTH.

Total patents
all classes.

PATENTS
G R A N T E D BY
U* S. P A T E N T
OFFICER

Shipments.

Number. Dollars. Thous.of
feel.

NUMERICAL DATA.
3,838
3,329
3,601
3,664
3,422
3,214

79
97
87
95
87
86

43
65
71
60
69
62

JOO
76

3,073
3,097
3,157
3,201
3,219

68
65
57
49
49

65
73
55
50
59

" •> K
•

107
90
137
123

29
25
119
195

3,433
3,015
2,S23
3,084

66
45
43
65

57
51
58
60

81
75
116
125

34,157
35,663
69,716
62,027

5,307
4,492
6,7SG
6,123

61
47
76
68

116
71
133
158

100
119
141
96

191
215
172
10S

3,935
3,0S9
2,788
3,621

65
53
32
56

63
35
41
53

143
109
177
160

61,391
37,239
70,230
83,310

4,983
109,307
5,910
7,016 1 277,926
4,789 i 264,223

123,768
2S2,19i
342,515

81
151
70
91

49
68
<41
<S9

77
120
<08
*250

104
82
99
101

62
32
30
22

2,7C0
3,832
3,030
2,974

47
43
35
40

35
65
30
39

5,1C0
4,0f>9
4,910
4,997

350,447
353,470
338,236
379,003

33S,307
381,182
267,955
224,313

163,503 \
188,264 ;
247,439 !
251,582 |

91
61
66
56

179
112
130
116

62
55
51
71

158
126
131
162

76
85
103
115

17
17
77
113

3,578
3,226
2,997
3,097

72
48
52
44

77
48
5G
50

145
129
120
107

83,270
66,619
68,055
85,339

3,788
4,234
5,120
5,718

787,687
645,306
749,1S5
566,558

683,022
481,740
703,356
703,457

311,73S I 37S,403
2.54,503 \ 23S,690
470,717 '< 445,904
185,724
159,747

143
109
121
102

76
62
63
56

149
109
142
160

S3
58
55
58

191
113
100
136

105
92
77
119

151
175*
139
89

4,032
3,069
3,421
2,873

60
49
50
44

64
47
61
69

191 100,513
135 59,719
129 52,518
135 71,693

5,215
4,554
3,810
5,906

512,395
257,012
227,701
272,974

681,483
540,324
421,819
425,032

119,467
90,320
94,381
125,865

122,392
105,709
100,755
124,525

l,0f>2
1,230
977 *
626

September.
October....
November.
December. -

90
126
111
109

39
61
61
58

142
156
144
112

42
38
21
31

115
62
31
02

39
26
46
26

2,551
3,572
3,147
3,071

31
48
48
40

61
67
62
48

33S,221
408,765
502,560

3S9,S45
490,690
394,798

135,906
173,481
261,190
367,453

136,374
147,420
214,201
2S9,915

274
181
326
ISO

1934.
January

120

53

98

3,380

42

42

i

53

IOO
125
52
115
115

65
GS
119
'>

IOO

2 3 4 52,732
183 65,919
73 27,202
130 60,409
J22 60,871

115 40,505
158 63,167
<96 "35,808
*20S <131,699

4,9 «9

5172,719

5

163,353
215,903

705
537

207,549

201
179
S42
1,372
1,34S
1,516
1,210
763
1GO,OSO

!

435
224
212
152

387,175
244,602
240,100

\

99
88
50
73

60,486
32,576
16,241
32,517

122
121
540
795

1
Patents granted compiled from the of Fie.
.
ber, 1922, from the Stoker Manufacturers' Association, \
merit of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, from 1 5 m a n — ,
<lata representing the total of 22 different classes of faucets,
ing sales from the Tubular Plumbing Goods Association; dai
o
* It should be noted that inasmuch as patents are granted on Tuesdays only, wvuumuuruxpuicwoNJU» " »«* - e v v.--• --• i"™.^ ^^r^t^^
GMttrrin^
' D a t a include patents granted faUing within the official classification of "agricultural implements; planters, harrows and diggers, plows, Harvesters, scatiennt
•oadefs. and threshing implements."
* Figures arc incomplete, owing to the failure of 2 or 3 member companies to report.
* Eight months' average.




80
Table 24.—TIN, LEAD, AND ZINC.1
[Index numbers for base year in bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page]
ZINC,

TIN.
Stocks.
AND
MONTH.

Con*
sumption.*

World
visible.

United
States.

ImRetorts ProducStocks,
ports— Price— In oper-j tion
Pig
liars,
(total
end of
ation,
(New
blocks, York). end of
primonth.
etc.
m o n t h . mary.)

LEAD.

Beceipts
at St.
Louis.?

Shipments
from
St.
Louis.*

PricePrime
western
(New
York).

Re!, to
1921.

Relative to 1913.
100
120
123
150
152

100
83
103
173
US

1OO
87
.97
147
135

100
78
S4
95
<
132

100
89
14S
194
129

100
102
141
193
193

1OO

15
84
172
122
129
138

124
78
110
47
117
135

190
146
112
67
72
93

11G
95
85
35
54
73

149
132
138
62
10S
163

101

131
ico

112
101
159
159
191
170

i
n
JOG

11
0

171
IS!)
1S4
204

61
46
72
93

60
61
65
7
3

28
26
44
40

212
202

69
73

m

io
e

178

142

95
97
165
110

7
1
68
65
GS

1913 mo.av.|
1011 mo.av.i

100

lo. a\\
TJ17 mo.av.

12S

80
111

1018 mo.av,
1019 mo.av.
10*20 mo.av.
1021 mo.av.
1922 mo.av.
mo.av.
11)21.
September,
October..
November
December

132
133
74
lltf

m

<JS

SS

100
9d
110
160
276

100
95
107
114
168

49

124
114
114
49
66
78

212
203
193
73
75
63

50
50
73
76

200

64

69

174

62

86

165

69
72

42
41
43
40

S2
78
92

162

70

102

15S

39

110

46
50
52
54

95
99
110
109

137

May
Juno
July
August...

130
140
120
1U

1S5
190
174
193

IO
C
123
187
115

89
131
133
86

69
70
70
72

September,
October
November,
December.

133
153
132
133

185
185
204
202

C4
14S
140
192

•77
158
94
174

72
77
S2
S4

72
77

115
138
139
148

138
130
192
176

SS
94
109
103

50
82
84
S4

160
. 147
169
162

1923.
January..
February*
March
April
May
Juno
,
July
August....
September.
October..,.
November,
December -

S3

m

1SI
169
181
185
165
US
145
151
124
151

18-5

m

20S
203
199
179

174
106
211
185

179
171
162
152

170

118
115
132
133

95
92
86
S
S

S2
SO
7S
71

164
148
149
144

122
191
56
S6

m

35
43
132

92
99
196
S9

98
137
119
132

9
3
92
99
105

77
SO
SO
82

135
146
153
161

148

73

66

127

102
111
106
150

160
166

1OO

90

275

247

2S9

122

49

67

46

99

98

87

73

101

83

70

62

46

53

48

79

46

43

59

44

71

76

48

65

61

45

63

59

41

43

48

27

40

50

25

128

79

22

104

62

32

• 94

71

42

87

79

52

100

91

65

- 77

76

56

46

38

63

57

52

76

49

43

92

10G

64

1924.

PricePig.
desilverized
(New
York).

Relative to 1913.

1OO

88

164

1!)*.»2.
January..
February.
March....
April

117

ShipProduc- Receipts ments
at S t 3
.
from
tion.
Louis.
St.
Louis.'

100
88
104
155
207

241

268

159

372

100
106
109
S9
131

142

13S
91
83
56
116
S3

169
131
184
105
132
168

104

126

122

149

164
131
201
192
309
193

112
107
128

203
182
163
256

52
65
44
49

105
107
107
107

87
83
£6
90

131
121
120
115

356
212
369
2S2

97
78
84
70

107
107
107
116

94
88
103
113

115
115
114
125

372
369
265
294

124
129
80
140

126
133
131
133

118
124
129
127

123
140
147
141

351
340
242
252

125
165
110
73

140
152
165
166

125
130
141
133

146
134
160
152

255
215
271
301

78
62
91
78

178
185
193
188

121
110
110
114

160
163
157
151

192
185
129
197

61
62
64
90

16S
164
145
.153

117
114
115
114

144
140
141
137

121
108
141
196

87
101
123
106

161
15C
157
173

127
139
90

81
88

1OO

January...
February..
March
April

I

i.

J




See footnotes on opposite page also.
i irom American Zinc Institute:
oi Commerce, Bureau of Foreign
index number of lead production

81
Table 25.—TIN, LEAD, AND ZINC.1
[Base y e a r I n bold-faced t y p e ; Index n u m b e r s o n opposite page.]
TIN,
Stocks.

Consumption^

Y E A R AND
MONTH,

World
visible.

ZINC.

ImportsBars,
blocks,
etc.

Long tons.

1913 ino. av.
1914 mo. av.
J91o mo. av,
191G mo. av.
1917 mo. av,

3,G58
3,475
4,063
4,685
4,823

12,377
14,907
15,208
18,585
18,803

1,930
1,599
2,078
3,331
2,284

191 $ mo. av.
1910 mo. av,
1920 mo. a v .
1921 mo. a v .
1922 mo. a v .
1923 mo. a v .

4,862
2,692
4,260
2,160
4,7SS
5, 846

13,894
12,890
19,726
19,697
23,655
21,740

September..
Octoter
November..
Dccembor...

2,605
2,230
3,250
3,710

1022.
January
.
February...
March
April

Retorts
in operation,
end of
month*

Thou- Dollars
sands of
per
pounds.' pound.

United
States.

Price
Plff
(New
York).

Production
(total
primary).

Receipts
at St.
Louis.*

Price—
ShipPrime
ments
westfrom St.
ern
2
Louis.
(New
York).

Thousands of pounds.

Number.

9,560 $ 0 , 4 4 9

LEAD.

Dollars
per
pound.

Stocks.

8,351
9,273
14,085
12,908

.353
.376
.433
.594

105,684
94,468
156,56S
204,693
.136,639

57,780
58,840
81,586
111,242
111,596

81,318
40,190
28,506
35,196
107,442

27.G75
27,360
30,541
44,323
76,461

286
1,030
3,322
2,351
2,481
2,667

11,876
7,475
10,503
4,517
11,225
12,892

.852
.655
.503
.299
.325
.428

123,033
100,830
S9}737
36,623
57,007
. 77,587

86,320
76,500
79,962
35,932
62,280
88,529

82,482
74,970
80,886
159,657
72,770
40,250

34,369
31,430
31,644
13,549
18,201
21,466

21,189
23,349
22,806
25,220

1,756
2,041
1,316
1,696

5,796
4,352
6,886
8,880

.268
.270
.289
.326

29,429
27,949
46,444
42,369

28,734
29,034
42,270
44,026

162,270
141,048
134,098
133,216

4,275
3,215
6,030
4,995

20,216
25,047
22,353
22,017

1,331
1,406
3,086
2,731

9,103
9,295
15,783
10,526

.305
;291
.305

44,457
43,357
45,373
42,773

47,412
45,026
53,064
51,012

May
Juno
July
August

4,740
5,130
4,590
4,150

22,910
23,566
21,502
24,176

1,921
2,371
3,616
2,806

8,490
12,552
12,683
8,219

.315
.315
.325

48,765
52,677
54,909
57,193

September.
October
November.
December..

5,050
5,603
4,812
4,870

22,879
22,902
25,286
25,000

1,236
2,859
2,699
3,704

*7,379
15,056
8,944
16,643

,323
.346
.369
.377

1923.
January....
February..
March
April

6,625
6,185
0,634
6,775

25,765
25,157
24,622
22,116

3,354
2,054
4,067
3,577

13,165
12.429
18,365
16,802

.393
.423
.489
.463

Receipts
at St.
Louis. 1

Shipments
from
St.
Louis.'

Thousands o'.
pounds

desilverized
(Nrw
York).
Dollars
per
pound.

28,38.5 SO.O58
26,834
.053
30,490
.144
32,482
.140
47,759
.093

5,476
15,048
15,838
14,670
20,390

8,752 $ 0 , 0 1 4
9,299
.039
9,516
.046
7,810
.068
11,425
.091

60,060
57,666
54,881
20,739
21,175
17,806

.083
.074
.081
.052
.061
.071

8,995
7,195
11,024
10,400
16,905
10,551

12,070
7,975
7,208
4,806
9,294
7,290

.074
.058
.081
.046
.058
.074

17,585
17,110
19,198
20,016

25,402
24,302
24,862
34,593

,048
.051
.052
.053

11,098
9,955
9,208
14,006

4,553
5,681
3,833
4,318

.016
.047
.047
.047

131,356
128,248
120,524
103,456

19,414
10,698
20,187
15,854

29,052
31,323
24,313
13,132

.051
.049
.050
.052

19,500
11,604
20,232
15,434

8,51i
0,787
7,325
6,103

.047
.047
'.047
.051

54,838
57,094
63,834
62,846

80,818
59,152
57,236
43,258

27,066
28/082
17,057
13,355

24,643
23,650
13,158
22,364

.055
.057
.060
.066

20,344
20,222
14,486
16,112

10,856
11,306
7,003

.055
.053
.058
.059

65,930
72,116
75,664
80,863

66,268
79,880
80,400
85,682

37,612
36,086
38,994
36,504

11,791
19,531
18,044
17,328

16,882
21,610
17,331
16,646

.069
.072
.075
.074

19,245
18,018
13,254
13,805

10,935
14,410
9,615

.062

6,382

.073

84,131
86,931
89,054
89,203

92,634
84,SS6
97,462
93,732

33,148
21,728
20,042
17,952

11,806
11,096
35,366
28,851

13,556
14,171
22,506
17,493

.073

.077

13,938
11,792
14,828
16,470

6,822
5,402
7,939
6,814

.078
.0S2
.055
.0S3

.071
.064
.064
.067

10,51$
10,146
7,083
10,792

5,304
5,387
5,630
7,858

.074
.072
.004
.067

.068
.067
.067
.066

6,641
5,926
7,745
10,727

7,571
8,815
10,729
9,2$5

.071
.069
.009
.070

ism.

May
June
July
August

6,035
5,410
5,305
5,510

22,187
21,297
20,019
18,754

3,132
2,137
2,037
2,887

11,272
10,966
12,616
12,709

.428
.411
.3S6
.393

86,731
84,455
82,075
75,325

94,694
85,680
86,130
83,250

26,03S
34,346
42,480
52,942

26,055
24,181
27,628
21,183

20,018
22,496
25,838
21,550

September.
October....
November.
December..

4,540
5,540
6,785
4,810

19,864
20,587
19,520
21,011

2,302
3,677
1,072
1,652

9,408
13,053
11,330
12,577

.418
.417
.444
.471

81,849
84,559
84,906
S6,384

78,210
84,196
88,560
92,970

45,786
51,574
61,808
75,156

12,629
15,711
13,664
29,418

10,910
14,730
12,325
18,038

.076
.082

1924.
January...
February.
March
April
.\x
8

See footnote on opposite page also. •
Converted from data in slabs of 80 pounds each.
- ••

<Coversfierst Sulays only, during which period the old tariff law was in effect; remaining 9 days included with October.
6
Figures on consumption of tin represent withdrawals from warehouses.
(
World visible supply includes stocks in United States, Europe, and afloat.

79092°—24



6

12,284

.067
.072

82

Table 26.—COAL.
[Index numbers for base year In bolil-ifaced type; numerical data on opposite
ANTHKAC1TE.

BITUMINOUS.

Prices.

Prices,

Production.

Exports. 3

.Relative to
1913.

YEAR AND MONTH.

Relative to
5-yr. av.

1903-13 monthly average..

Mine
aver,age.5

COKE.

Whole-]
sale,
KanaRetail,
wha
Chif.o.b.
cago.
C i n
.
" ,
clnnatl.

Relative to 1913.

Stocks,
Proend of
duc[niontti.'
tion.

Relative to
1913.

Relative to

100

ports.

Relative to
5-yr. av.

"Whdle-j Retail,
sale,
chest• chestnut,
iiut,
New
New
York.
York.

Relative to 1913.

Price.

Production.

Beehive.

Exports.
prorluct.

Relative to 1913.

OLOO

Relative to
5-vr. av

Connellsvillc.

Relative to
1913.

100

1913 monthly average....

100

137

100

100

100

100

120

100

100

100

1OO

100

100

1914 monthly average....

83

105

93

100

102

39

111

100

100

69

88

cs

74

1915 monthly a v e r a g e . . .

93

127

91

100

102

97

103

100

10'J

82

111

91

73

191f> monthly average....,

105

144

150

122

101

96

121

105

105

1C0

.150

120

133

1917 monthly avernge..,.

115

163

264

208

144

109

161

112

121

17o

143

33S

1015 monthly average...

121

151

510

177

136

108

.129

129

•m

91

204

172

245

1019 monthly average...

93

H3G

211

187

143

129

.136

.155

59

198

73

194

1020 m o n t h l y a v e r a g e - .

.119

.261

.459

.206

.176

140

179

177

02

.242

94

4-12

1921 m o n t h l y average...

87

157

207

207

178

1OO

121

193

194

•17

155

32

14 i

1922 m o n t h l y a v e r a g e . .

85

.84

.295

237

198

53

55

68

200

197

24

224

52

290

1923 monthly average.*

114

145

221

196

192

104

26

132

205

204

54

295

126

219

131

1921.
September..

90

110

193

186

144

97

154

100

201

October....

191

10

133

24

112

121

189

186

157

103

131

107

201

191

92

15

1G2

31

134

November..

93

191

•186

188

93

135

114

.201

191

17

42

.122

70

1C5

184

175

185

81

140

106

201

191

IS

174

32

113

December.,

January...

94

59

185

171

185

-February...

137

78

200

74

190

18

41

179

ISO

113

103

• 164

177

133

' 95

200

172

20

169

44

125

108

189

164

182

115

125

102 ,

182

189

2G

202

34

133

65

200

164

182

(*)

104

.33

201

189

19

210

38

183

31

252

214

ISO

(•)

72

21

m

189

15

240

30

246

232

47

14

189

10

244

40

277

185

1
,2

19

6

189

16"

235

38

441

192

\2

5

10

220

19

169

36

525

336

225

65

1

31

March
April
May

126
40
51

June

56

49

273

July....

43

33

380

-245

August.

56

39

4S1

,.302

September.

103

107

410

October....

113

157

356

198

212

227

212

43

456

291

November.,

112

114

6

,147

334

141

198

19S

265

53

402

225

31

December..

=291

112

117

0

134

336

152

26S

198

41

276

52

295

225

198

HI

5

133

200

209

44

2S9

168

287

•January...

126

February.

103

March

117

April

107

•May
June
Julv
August.,

354
73
in
126

255

228

114

4

292

124

222

200

207

102

53

293

107

338

224

4

115

200

214

265

07

292

117

53

6

139

200

203

307

134

300

106

62

12

147

200

196

63

303

277

259

Z5S
227

116

205

216

114

220

113

207

123

193

195

222
222

207
184

200

1S3

112

21

207

188

155-

184

200

196

65

314

223

211

114

29

193

177

145

200

63

299

SS

195

109

196

34

153

200

57

307

82

187

110

19S

35

153

200

201

53

300

136

"137

23

61

210

£08

49

294

130

177

40

139

216

209

46

293

107

158

177

183
183

116
No oraJ»or.

flGl

195

177

181

123

135

1S3

177

182

114

1S1

177

•182

102

176

47

154

128

181

216

209

45

39

278

07

156

105

114

216

208

33

2S3

62

164

103
101

114

January
February




from tbe
au of Foreign
uminouscoal
price of coke

83

Table 27.—COAL.1
[Base year In hold-faced type; Index numbers on opposite page.]
BITUMINOUS.

ANTHRACITE.

Prices.

YEAF. AND MONTH.

Production.

Exports*

Thous. Thous.
of short of long
tons.
tons.

Mine
average.*

Wholesale,
Kana- Retail,
wha
Chif.o.b. cago.
Cincinnati.

Pro- Stocks,
Whole- Retail,
duc- end of Exsale,
tion. month.* ports. chest- chestnut,
nut,
New
New York.
York.

Dollars per short ton.

Thous.
of short
tons.

S4.S1
4.93
4.89
4,87
6.95

7,627
7,569
7,416
7,298
8,301

288
346
319
295
347
462

1,098
1,499
1/150
1,397
1,581
1,789

1.14
1.12
1.85
3.25

S2.2O
2.20
2.20
2.68*
4.58

48,282
3S,S22
47,389
34,660
33,710
45,4$5

1,663
1,497
2,866
1,722
919
1,596

2.58
2.59
5.64
2.55
3.63
2.75

3.88
4.11
5.85
4.56
5.20
4.31

6.55
6.86
8.48
8.58
9.50
9.23

8,236
7,341
7,467
7,539
4,393
7,936

35,893
44,686
36,805
31,627

1,212
1,329
1,079
770

2.37
2.33
2.35
2.26

4.10
4.10
4.10
3.S5

6.92
7.56
9.06
8,92

January...
February.
March
April

37,600
40,951
50,193
15,780

644
814
1,187
715

2.27
2.20
2.12
2.24

3.75
3.60
3.60
3.60

May
June....
July
August..

20,501
22,309
17,003
22,328

340
541
366
426

3.10
3.36
4.67
5.92

September.
October
November.
December..

40,964
45,173
45,262
46,450

1,175
1,729
1,618
1,469

January...
February.
March
April

50,123
42,160
46,807
42,564

1,092

May
June
July
August..
September.
October
November.
December..

1918
1919
1920
1921

Production.

Prices

30,869
35,225
36,885
41,877
45,983

1909-13 m o n t h l y a v e r a g e .
1913 m o n t h l y average
1914 monthly average
1915 monthly average
1916 monthly average
1917 m o n t h l y average

COKE.

Dols.^
long
ton.

Thotis. of
long tons.

)ols. per
short
ton.

Beehive.

nyproduct.

Thous. of
short tons.

Price.
Exports.

COTl-

ncllsvillc.

Tlions.
oflons:
tons.

Dols.per
short
ton.

1922 m o n t h l y average
1923 m o n t h l y average

2,799
1,915
2,292
2,9T)5
2,764

1,059
035
1,172
1,5S9
1,870

2,673
1,478
696

370
402
348
197
379

6.86
8.27
9.50
10.53
10.60
10.88

9.19
10.81
12.33
13.52
13.70
14.21

2,5iO
1,587
1,748
402
670
1,498

2,166
2,095
2,505
1,610
2,375
3,120

126
53
68
23
38
92

6.00
4.74
10.79
3.G5
7.08
5.35

7,385
7,858
7,110
6,203

4,123
3,500
3,601
3,747

287
308
329
306

10.66
10.66
10.66
10.65

13.34
13.30
13.30
13.30

291
418
480
517

1,411
1,720
1,751
1,844

18
22
30
23

3.10
3.28
2.97
2.75

S.91
8.50
8.77
8.77

6,258
6,762
8,757
26

3,674
3,567
3,344
2,775

224
275
295
109

10.64
10.63
10.64
10.66

13.21
13.14
13.14
13.14

549
732
528

1,903
1,795
2,137
2,227

SO
32
25
28

2.75
3.04
3.25
4.48

4.70
5.10
5.39
6.64

8.68
8.85
S.92
9.22

35
84
116
161

1,930
1,247
500
141

61
40
17
29

(•)

13.14
13.14
13.14
15.33

. 458
450
539

2,537
2,5S0
2,486
1,794

22
29
28
26

6.00
6.75
10.75
12.80

5.04
4.38
4.11
4.13

7-39
6.39
6.39
5.89

10.83
10.94
10.83
10.82

4,979
8,578
8,535
8,430

38
152
236
137

405
440

10.53
10.53
10.52
10.64

14.79
13.83
13.83
14.54

606
878
1,138
1,233

2,244
2,806

11.13
9.80
7.19

3,063

35
39
38
123

SOG
1,220
1,385

4.36
3.59
3.17
2.79

5.64
4.89
4.89
4.89

10.93
10.79
9.96
8.84

8,713
7,773
8,900
8,063

105
114
148
327

356
330
400
422

10.62
10.63
10.63
10.62

14.45
14.90
14.13
13.67

1,478
1,482
1,749
1,776

3,100
2,810
3,256
3,206

78
71
98
202

8.25
7.13

2,249
2,419
2,278
2,117

2.6C
2.54
2.38
2.40

4.39
4.14
3.89
3.89

8.81
8.83
8.81
8. SO

8,573
8,665
8,320
8,863

568
766
89S
939

446
419
455
442

10.63
10,62
10.62
10.63

13.67
13.67
13.83
14.00

1,829
1,755
1,582
1,494

3,328
3,166
3,255
3,239

103
04
60
99

5.15
4.75
4.55
4.50

46,175
49,171
42,916
40,165

average
average....
average....
average....

S6.97
7.00
7.17
7.34
8.46

46,070
45,644
45,126
48,861

monthly
monthly
monthly
monthly

S5.31
5.32
5.33
5.57
5.94

1,769
1,489
1,253
1,078

2.40

3.89
3.89
3.89
3.39

8.73
8.77
S.75
S.71

2,917
8,724
7,746
7,974

740
1,065
1,244
1,441

176
401
369
329

11.13
11.47
11.4S
11,48

14.50
14.58
14.58
14.50

1,373

3,112

95

1,290

3,099

1,103

2,912

1,063

2,999

78
49
45

4.50
3.85
3.81
4.00

370

73 S3.14
49
1.81
1.79
C7
3.25
87
8.25
104

1921.
September.
October
November.
December..
1933.

432

2,925

7.00

1933.

2.25
2.23
2.17

7.31
6.31

1924.
January...
February.
March
April

See footnote on opposite page also.
Does not include bunker coal on vessels engaged in the foreign trade.
*Average mine price of spot coal in 14 representative fields weighted by the pro• Excluding Hudson Coal Company, and represent stocks at distribuduction in each field,
tion points.
«No quotation.
* Index number less than l.
1




84

Table 28.—PETROLEUM.1
[Index numbers lor base year in bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]
GASOLINE.

CRUDE P E T R O L E U M .
Stocks.1
YEAR AND SIONTII.

Conrrodiic-|
Imports, sumpTotal
Total Number]
tlon.*
tion.
for com-( a t refin- of days'
9
eries. supply.
Relative to 1913.

1913 monthly average.
1914 monthly a v e r a g e
1915 monthly average..
li)10 monthly average.
1917 monthly average,
191Smonthly average..
1910.inont lily a v e r a g e
1920monthly average..
lO'.'l monthly average.
1W2 monthly average.,
1023 monthly average.

100
107
113
121
135
143

1OO
US
139
138
122
09

DomesP r o d u c - (Exports. 5 tic c o n - Stocks,
end of
s u m p - month. 7 !
tion.
tion.

Relative, to 1919.

100
82
127
14
5
213
246

100
85
G2
135
190
235

100
87
48
98
87
93

244
364
1S2
103
154

110
127
77
91
85

100
123
130
157

272

337
594
699
724
563

1OO

109

100
97
102
115
169
212

100
79
99
132
129

297
610
704
715
461

160

137

Price,
on
Kansaswells
Oklacomlioina,
at wells- pleted.

Relative to 1913.

Relative to 1919.

33
01

• Total
shipments
from
Mexico.4

100
101
122
144
168

72
90

113
153

76
91

82

100

100

173

124

143

131

157

157

100
93
134
166

73

105
127
152
234
235

1OO
114

178
173
184

165
166
170
177

120
123
146
17S

irj7
103
100
103

616
734
876
929

191
208
211
220

87
1
76
7
S14
89S

17
0
166
223
241

49
47
56
70

12S
134
131
133

114
154
150
117

153
159
122
109

109
97
105
124

1023.
January
February..
March
April

211
200
223
218

187
199
211
225

205
178
210
219

116
128
126
149

814
944
7S6

207
183
217
1S9

851
781
800
864

241
241
241
241

72
72
S3
91

135
121
143
143

163
124
172
183

92
133
135

149
171
181
189

May
Juno
July
August

,

227
223
223
227

235
244
210
250

233
242
236
223

136
137
140
133

945
821
707
693

224
222
233
252

81
6
786
791
642

241
241
206
134

95
104
113
17
0

156
159
173
167

182
176
191
117

174
177
193
204

181
175
164
149

September.
October....,
November.,
December..,

221
234
232
245

251
253
252
252

225
219
219
226

133
133
127
123

'324
679
501
433

221
253
219
261

-526
643
560
567

134
134
134
134

99
87
91
7
5

163
172
172
177

146
139
136
154

177
171
163
152

146
153
164
187

1923.
January....
February..
March
April

251
232
273
2S3

256
256
259
264

200
183
203
210

128
«122
117
120

492
8 418
513
446

247
8 237
276
266

554
471
612
587

145
185,
198
195

78
69
78
96

189
172
191
188

191
218
223
214

155
130
151
170

212
239
267
2S3

May
June
July
August

290
301
315
313

271
281
290
296

211
212
225
229

128
135
130
126

404
401
466
511

264
253
279
297

570
553
561
603

163
155
155
15
5

118
115
109
92

232
230
263
250

203
221
235
242

281
267
247
223

September.
October
November.
December..

192
193
193
197

312
323
323
2S4

302
310
313
320

219
225
221

131
136
141
141

406
4C0
410
567

283
290
277
290

523
534
555
628

144
133
112
109

80
72
63

189
200
187

236
269
175
230

229
216
188

206
200
209

September
OUoWr
Nownilxr
Decomler

*

1921.
January
February
March
April




152
178
ISO
224
202

133
221

201
201
226

223

|

85

Table 29.—PETROLEUM.
[Base year In bold-laced t y p e ; iudex n u m b e r s o n opposite page.]
CRUDE PETROLEUM.

C; A SO LINE.

Stocks**

Production.*

Y E A R AHD
MONTH.

Total Trice,
KanConsliinsasImports, sump- mcnts OklaTotal at
Total
tion.
from homa,
refin- NumMexico.* at wells.
eries. ber of
clays'
supPer
ply.9
Thousands of barrels.
Thousands of barrels.
barreL

Pro cl noMr contion. Exports,?' sumption.

Number;
of velfc.

31,808

1,437

21,774
22,772
26,549
31,478
34,423

1,766
2,743
3,318
4, COS
5,319

80.034
.79S
.5S3
1.25S
1.775
2.197

1,359
703
1,505
1,333
1,4S7

7,280
12,814
15,093
15,611
12,146

2,279
3.404
1.704
1.S06
1.439

1,747
2,024
1,218
1,445
1,357

3»,821
400, 879
429,102
510,S53

52,979
43,$17

788
752
899
1,108

416,913

35,055

410,956

47,116

1,512

.1,714
2,514
3,144

5,682
13,526

159
126

14,935
16,954
20,651
32,932

11G
02
111
153
150

4,401
9,054
10,442
10,-609

0,835

•34,873
43,732
43,74S
49,370
59,228

31,531
36,911
89,137
46,401
60,475

110,026
133,115
159,237
245,673
299,359

36,763
35,832
3S,10S
42,173

172,874
174,149
178,260
185,623

17,991
38,404
21,856
26,562

124
119
116
120

9,139
11,635
12,994
13,753

41,702
45,314
45,987
47,905

17,634
16,746
17,571
19,397

1.000
1.550
2.125
2.250

1932.
January
February
March
April

43,696
41,314
47,18S
45,167

196,228
208,851
221,5SS
235,962

30,630
26,580
.31,298
32,752

135
148
146
173

13,107
12,077
14,004
11,659

45,193
39,933
47,309
41,258

18,304
16,852
17,274
18,663

2.250
2.250
2.250
2.250

May....
Jiine....
July....
August.

47,022
46,0S7
47,134
47,059

247,093
255,817
261,395
262,707

35,470
36,178
35,287
34,030

158
159
162
154

14,018
12,182
10,493
10,279

48,846
48,449
50,877
54,9S4

18,587
16,977
17,008
13, SOS

2.250
2.250
1.925
1.250

September..
October
Novem'oer..
December,.

45,805
48,410
45,027
£0,612

263,761
265,073
265,017
264,578

33,615
32,766
32,765
33,805

160
154
147
143

«4,S12
10,087
7,429
7,166

4S,166
56,159
54,363
56,845

11,367
13,959
12,085
12,240

1.250
1.250
1 250
1.250

1923.
January..*.,
February...,
March
April
,

51,941
48,130
56,461

268,333
268,916
271,781
270,914

.29,914
28,113
31,133
31,343

148
U41
136
139

7,307
8 6,199
8,058
6,617

53,902
»51,6S1
60,207
58,019

11,960
10,175
13,222
12,6S2

May....
June
July....
August.

61,S5S
62,310
65,273
65,793

31,511
31,718
33,581
34,271

149
157
' 151
146

5,995
5,99G
6,915
7,5S0

57,069
55,117
60,875
64,001

12,297
11,943
12,119
13,019

293,233

Stocks,
(.'Jill t>l

month.7

Thon>\'inds of tfal

1,484

1913 monthly a v . . 20,704: 101.9G2
123,709
22,147
1914 monthly a v . .
145,014
23,425
1015 monthly a v . .
114,556
25,064
1916 monthly a v . .
12S,201
27,943
1917 monthly a v . .
103, SSG
29,661
1918 monthly a v . .
1919 monthly a v . .
1920 monthly a v . .
1D21 monthly a v . .
1922 monthly av..!
1923 monthly av..!

OH
completed.

237, MO
207,520

3I.C70

218,420

4 0 , <J2G
M11
37<i, ,\Ki

MO. 7',7

443,4*19

7S.r>, J W

1931.
September
October
November
December

September..
October
November..
December..

...

64,686
66,971
64,829
58,892

2Si,505
291,741
303,086
310,711
316, S93
325,646
333,936
335,912

258,059
260,026
263,310
268,925
277,785
288,406
298,172
305,312

312,CG8
321,972
331,077
333,053

32,753
33,669
33,012

152
15S
164
163

6,021
6,825
6,0S5
8,417

61,789
63,177
60,112
63,230

11,282
11,529
11,974
13,563

431, SS7

45,80'

350,518

439,031

35, WO

313,001

515,320
4 f>5, 270
4!J(5,500
sso, n*7

1,151

444,023

19,856

.252,717

705,7J1

1,143

39S, 223

3S,170

2u2,32G

Ml, 379

1,323

472,278

52,814

.350,407

851,232

1,442

472,020

5S,O07

353,204

1,511

513,659

55,824

490,542

S.V), ('07

.1,654

525,941

53,835

60*i,iWi

S2»,tM5

1,798

569,711

58,031

500,112

772,009

1,709

549,95S

S6,010

5S3,tm

703,735

507,1*35

<wi, o.")t
72J, .">Si
770,721
NS'i, 7(.tt

1,572

536,492

44,S10

" 1,388

666,279

42,757

1,450

567,101

41,572

4S1,:MO

1,137

585,050

47,223

431,4(10

1.350

1,203

623,823

68,505

443,12S

1.725

1,094

568,652

66,DCS

373, :M

1,002,^)7
1,130,341

1.850

1,248

C30,701

6S,500

432,447

1.825

1,521

619,043

65,053

457,S37

1.525

1,871

C31,705

71,153

1.450

1,830

636,734

70,30S

1.450

1,733

636,912

80,f/J3

1.450

1,465

648,955

7C,65S'

582,5;>4 1,323.533
033,505 i,2G3,:»S3
674.019 l,lfw,3sa
G92,1S6 i,o->i,s:)ti

1.345

1,278

72,352

655,3SS

1.2.33

1,140

82,501

6i7,7OO

9-IG,S73

1,050

1,007

623,733
659,001
617,55s

53,6.-)fi

o3$,309

985,010

1.015

8>7

972,095

70.505

1924.
January
March
April
Seo footnotes on opposite page also.
< Mexican petroleum shipments from the three ports, Tampieo. Port Lobos, and Tuxpam. form the best current measure of Mexican oil production.
" Exports of gasoline/' as used by the Bureau of Mines, includes the items "gasoline" and all "other naphtha, etc.," as reported by the U. S. Department of Com mme,
less exports to the Philippine Islands
,
I Covers first 21 days only, during which period the old tarifl law was in eflY.ct; remaining nine days included in October.
7
Stocks held by refiners
. . 'Imports of crude petroleum beginning February, 1923, exclude topped oil; on this basis the January, 1923. imports wejo only 5,089,000 barrels. Consumption calculated on the now basis was 56,210,000 barrels in January, 1923, while days' supply was 140 at the end of December, 1922, and 13S at the end of January, 1923, on this basis.
8
iiased on total for comparison.
1




86

Table 30.—PETROLEUM PRODUCTS.1
[Base y e a r I n bold-faced type*}
KEROSENE
OIL.

Y E A * AND MONTH.

GAS AND FUEL LUBRICATING
OIL.
OIL.

ProducProducProduction. Stocks* tion. Stocks. tion* Stocks.

KEROSENE
OIL.
Production.

Stocks.

GAS AND FUEL
OIL.
Production.

Stocks.

Relative to 1919.

1017 monthly average..
191S monthly average..
1919 monthly average..
1920 monthly average. * •
1921 monthly averago..
1922 monthly averago..,
19,13 monthly average,

63
78

100

*173
135
1OO
126

Production.

Stocks.

Thousands of gallons.

INDEX NUMBERS.

LUBRICATING
OIL.

NUMERICAL DATA.
85

82

96
100
110

71

100

100
85
143
143

133T501
152,113
195,136
193,341
162,094
192,194

»76

99

8 521,273
404,847
300,583
379,472
402,522
301,618

524,036
CIO, 116
535,607
733,454
805,318
892,186

621,860
548,221
70,363
687,858
,164,926
„ 327,662

60,137
70,122
70,563
87,226
73,155
81,563

122,526
144,234
61,491
137,212
231,172
230,678

127

100
89
151

100

140

172

124
104
116

105
84
87

139
143
149
153

132
'115
119
128

120
129
130
137

122
103
103
108

114
125
138
155

205,375
163,082
169,248
156,157

418,748
430,045
446,367
458,667

836,654
732,542
758,335
813,444

921,028
993,127
,005,318
1,056,485

85,909
72,432
73,003
76,457

183,813
201,623
223,414
249,593

May....
June....
July....
August.

74
73
71
74

151
145
137
130

129
130
127
123

151
162
165
161

93
94

162
162
160
150

145,225
141,637
138,724
143,652

452,438
435,057
412,202
389,893

817,368
826,355
807,428
784,450

1,163,339
1,248,664
1,269,419
1,243,446

70,000
63,0S9
65,893
66,473

261,760
260,883
258,638
242,530

September.,
October....
November..
December..

79
94
90
87

124
111
113
113

124
131
12$
136

160
161
166
173

93
103
109
117

143
134
141
134

154,017
182,454
175,240
170,315

371,235
334,580
340,026
341,009

788,408
833,775
799,257
865,769

1,229,254
1,238,269
1,279,451
1,331.. 265

69,053
75,971
77,005
82,573

230,227
216,770

92
97

109
110
107
108

135
120
134
125

171
172
162
167

105
98
104
103

152
157
147
147

172,917
167,220
178,785

327,484
331,423
321,428
325,836

858,111
761,085
849,106
791,643

1,319,481
1,321,589
1,250,278
1,282,801

74,314
69,123
73,391
72,945

245,231
253,568
236, S86
237,230

94

106
106
108
95

147
142
151
149

172
172
176
177

113
114
130
126

140
141
140
137

173,824
173,650
192,924
184,383

318,890
317,574
324,586
285,520

936,742
903,057
959,029
944,289

1,321,438
1,326,940
1,358,870
1,366,612

79,848
80,138
91,715
8S,824

226,293
226,904
226,691
220,668

101
110
120
116

90
85
86
94

144
145
140
153

177
178
176
169

116
124
127
127

133
135
140
146

197,935
215,203
234,436
226,239

270,577
256,259
257,879
281,050

917,858
921,600
891,590
972,111

1,364,057
1,363,749
1,352,348
1,304,728

82,057
87,341
89,271
89,785

214,728
217,775
226,430
235,735

January.
February.,
March....,
April

109
92
98
93

92
91
94
91

156
142
153
154

164
166
163
165

123
110
129
129

149
148
146
145

212,447
180,375
190,701
181,948

275,437
272,763
283,340
273,005

989,376
902,503
970,891
976,766

1,265,074
1,276,876
1,254,122
1,272,978

87,078
77,498
90,745
90,093

240,690
238,859
235,263
234,700

May....
Juno....
July....
August.

97
92
06
95

91
88
90
81

152
153
166
159

162
172
182
190

149
136
133
124

140
139
139
136

189,177
179,074
188,226
186,219

272,672
264,301
269,460
243,618

966,106
970,870
1,0.53,243
1,010,658

1,246,662
1,324,025
1,400,814
1,462,1S2

105,363
95,726
93,901
87,262

225,2S9
225,137
224,952
220,419

113

79
75
80

162
168
166

192
136
195

124
125
136

133
135
143

193,688
191,316
220,811

238,024
224,954
239,114

1,032,501
1,069,800
1,057,932

1,431,204
1,430,591
1,499,926

87,172
8S, 003
96,120

215,013
218,455
231,335

1031.
January.. February..
March....
April

1029.
January...
February.,
March
April
May....
June....
July....
August.
September..
October
November..
December..

99
83

216,766

1923.

September.,
October-...
November..
December..
1924.
January
February...
March...
April




87

Table 31.—AUTOMOBILES.1
[ttase year In bold-faced type.]
PRODUCTION.*

SHIPMENTS.'

INTERNAL REVENUE TAXES* ON—

H
rt 3*3

YEAR AKD
MONTH.

61?
Sjl

S
Relative to 1920.

Relative to 1919,

SHIPMENTS."

PRODUCTION.'

A .
c

rt

3 5*5

«

fl « o

III

a

mo.
mo.
mo.
mo.
mo.

av.
av.
av..
av..
av..

1918 mo. av-.
1919 mo. a v . .
1920 mo. a v . .
1921 rao.av..
1922 mo. a v . .
1923mo. a v . .

1922.
January
February...
March
April.......

2S
33
49
90
105

77
108
107
64
113

100

1OO

100

78
132
187

31
G5

40
103
145

73
94

117

56
1OO
114
93
141
219

I

£

Relative to 1920.
ag

Carloads.

Number of machines.

INDEX NUMBERS.
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917

INTER NAT, REVENUE
TAXES « OX—

us

ill

111

asa

^ rt rt

Thousands of dollars

NUMERICAL DATA.

7
S
23
28

. 38,458
45,307
GS,21S
124,168
145,006
7.7,199

16,043
22,593
22,462

41
72

100

5 90

• 101

100
79
69
145

102
47
77
119

100
61
90
127

100
54
63
72

51
76
80

37
37
55
63

36
31
39
58

13,456
23,726
30,923
16,290
27,631
39,203

1,958
2,115
6,1G7
7,500
10,6S0
18,038
30,301
26,837
12,264

, 12,037
25,333
45,7S4

4,698
1,859
4,852
6,798

150,930
127,033
194,951
303,050

15,357
19,636
27,753
31,334

7,479
10,173
16,917
22,381

143
ISO
560
2,900

&$5,824

* SI,13S *$4,305
1»263 4,350
3,374
CS7
2,948
799
3,217
909

20,5213
31,355

0,007
4,270
5,821
8,857

81,696
109,171
152,962
197,224

9,576
13,350
20,022
22,640

2,567
2,600
3,845
4,377

457
397
4S7
731

1,751
2,3S5
2,074
2,231

133
150

19
26
43
67

3
4
12
63

59
79
111
143

May........
June
July
August

160
158
139
157

73
78
72
94

158
168
150
213

168
190
163
181

91
100
84
94

93
113
52
125

78
99
49
105

33,-416
34,230
29,116
32,817

28,827
33,S57
23,100
36,768

7,406
7,737
7,030
10,104

232,462
263,0-53
225,0*6
249,492

24,097
2G,29S
22,045
24,092

6,834
7,848
3,032
8,099

931
1,254
G13
1,324

2,0S4
3,016
3,123
3,555

SeptemberOctober
November..
December..
1923.
January
February...
March
April

126
130
130
130

77
90
70
68

173
162
10S
28

136
157
156
151

74
83
83
77

103
166
80
73

61
71
72
61

26,335
27,100
27,232
27,244

30,177
35,203
27,376
26,743

8,118
7,605
5,070
1,307

187,694
217,566
215,352
208,010

19,462
21,793
21.919
20,351

7,190
11,687
5,559
5,112

770
891
915
763

3, S13
3,479
3, fi"6
3, W0

168
173
215
220

77
111
161
154

15
19
41
107

162
184
231
249

75
84
134
144

111
84
116
81

63
56
67
56

35,223
36,165
44,9S3
46,005

30,031
43,613
62,988
60,467

*72S
SS2
1,903
5,027

223,819
254,773
319,770
344,639

19,720 !
22,161 |
35,200 |

799
710
725
713

3,24.pi

38,056 j

7,732
5,SS7
8,070
5,021

May
June
July
August

217
193
156
183

159
151
119
117

273
2S7
216
214

254
244
215
228

166
156
116
117

173
166
194
74

06
93
108
56

45,397
40,281
32,623
38,319

62,340
59,099
46,837
45,958

12,812
13,492
10,131
10,053

350,410
337,362
297,330
314,373

43,678 j
41,145 j
30/6G3 j
30,829 I

12,079
11,503
13,501
5,135

1,216
1,233
1,360
701

3,501
3,264
3,205
3,160

September..
October
Kovember..
December..
1934,
January
February...
March
April

172
202
182
107

101
97
84
70

ISO
163
137
85

216
243
206
199

109
114
106
100

132
120
137
137

67
79
62
01

35,986
42,236
38,133
34,9S1

39,653
37,947
32,859
27,603

8,403
7,663
6,413
4,000

293,911
335,023
284,021
275,2oS

2S,63S |
30,166 !
28,06(5 |

9,2f9
8,3o9
9,513
9,576

852
1,003
7S9
805

2,786

3,476
3337S
3,391

3,614
2,8<W

2,654

* Automobile shipments from National Automobile Chamber of Commerce; current automobile production data from U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the
Census; yearly Dguies 1913-1921 from National Automobile Chamber of Commerce; internal revenue taxes on automobiles and accessories from U. S. Ircasury vepan-

Went, Bureau of Internal Revenue.
* Represents shipments from factories covering almost the entire automobile production of the United States.
,* * * « ^n+i™
* Total of membership of the National A utomobile Chamber of Commerce, to which are added reports to the Bureau of the Census from outside manufacturers, representing
practically complete production. Annualfiguresthrough 1921 represent complete production as compiled by National A utomobile Chamber of Commerce. Monthly ngur<a
from January, 1920, through June, 1921, have been estimated by the Cleveland Trust Company on the basis of shipments and aro given m detail in the July, 1923, issue (No.
23) of the Survey of Current Business.
For taxes on automobiles and motorcycles ("including tires, inner tubes,
* and represent J therefor, sold in connection therewith") the rate acts of 1918 and payabla by the manufacturer. For taxes on automobile trucks aud automobile
parts,Data accessories r**?rnal revenue taxes collected under therevenueis 5 per cent and 1921.
For i
automobile accessories and
wagons ("including tires, etc.. sold on or in connection therewith") the rate is per mit and payable by the manufacturer.
parts sold to any person other than a manufacturer (of automobiles)" therate is 35per cent and payable by the manufacturer. For taxes on
6
Six months' average, July to December, inclusive.



Table 32.—RUBBER.
[Index numbers for base year In bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]

Wholesale
price,
Para
Island,
New
York.

Stocks
in
United
Kingdom
(end of
month).

1913 monthly av
1911 monthly av
1915 monthly av
1 1 monthly av
9G
1917 monthly av
1918 monthly av
1910 monthly av
1920 monthly a v
1921 monthly av.
1922 monthly av.
1923 monthly av.
1021
September
OCIOIKT

November
December
1922.
January
February
March
April

September
October
November
Deeomber
1923.
January
February
March
April

September
October
November
December

Sec footnotes on opposite pago also.
— ^ ^ u u upijusut) pago also.
beginning in September, 1921.
U
^^^WZXWJto'"**™. g.cat degroo, except * ' itouamaximumof01 oo m m 1022.Tiro is stated W
maximum tho 6 n
of C
It Company
wi£juuiii£ iu oi>. ituiiiDer. iy^i.
"* " l i U J ULIU,, u u l uuauge tno totals to anv rrrnif nrt»
' US), the omission
u * iu anj
for
Firestono
l
g
Ia.1ia-nibbcrimp.->ft3,laehidia 5 lateT from E v n « # # , „
T
°' o x c e p t f o r t h e o^kslon of tho Fires




89

Table 33.—RUBBER.
[Base year In bold-faced type; index numbers on opposite page.]
AUTOMOBILE TIRES.*
Pneumatic tires.
YEAR AND
MONTH.

Production.

Inner tubes.

Stocks
Ship(end of
ments, Production.
month). domestic,

Raw material
consumed.

Solid tires.

ShipStocks
ments,
(end of
month). domestic.

Production.

ShipStocks ments,
(end of domes- Fabrics.
month).
tic.

Number.

1913 m o . av.
1914 mo. av. 3 668,448
1915 mo. av.
1916 mo. av.
1917 mo. av.

Imports. j l

Stocks
in
United
Kingdom
(end of
month).

Per
pound.

Pounds.

Long
tons

9,056,720 £0.807
11,922,097
.616
IS, 450,827
. 557
22,507,517
.009
33, S03T190
.648

8 65S, 946

191S m o . av.
2,771,284
3121,234
1919 m o . av. 2,736,292
1920 mo. av.
1921 m o . av. 1,818,315 4,213,384 1,905,610 2,258,517 4,568,007 2,292,287 35,351
65,550
1922 mo. av. 2,558,178 4; 866,757 2,435,158 3,178,098 6,03S, 662 3,054,703
56,997
1923 m o . av. 2,828,661 5,620,7C2 2,704,387 3,757,237 7,306,411 3,629,580
1921.
September.
October...
November.
December.

Crude
rubber.

INDIA UUBBKU.2

230,802
193,3SS
245,719

43,960
57,401
56,463

G,696,317 17,922.039
9,257,355 27,301,029
9,861.486 30,604,359

27,103,276
41,601,702
47,212,178
34,603,109
56,201.018 I
57.004,886 !

.519
.483
.333
.182
.183
.249

76.529
7fi, 2W

1,929,268
1,928,271
1,756,555
1,839,738

3,340,798
3,545,030
3,908,342
3,696,519

2,047,929
1,675,169
1,342,519
1,980,264

3,274,822
2,843,918
2,126, 211
2,070,098

3,827,830
4,732,016
5,203,568
4,731,021

2,645,75S
2,016,371
1,540,299
2,522,710

37,441
46,274
43,537
40,47S

161,832
163,299
173,451
163,515

50,276
45,911
34,556
39,520

7,550,858
6,905,681
6,349, SOS
6,305.014

19,476,415
19,602,342
17,60S, 993
IS, 019,077

34,540,411
47,042,303
51,731,184
58,644,821

.174
.210
.215
.211

82,077
7f», 373
81,091
79,601

January...
February..
March.
April

2,055,134
2,084,308
2,645,790
2,401,187

4,174,216
4,691,329
5,183,286
5,464,336

1,590,806
1,562,365
2,073,963
2,0S6,651

2,343,393
2,596,774
3,017,511
2,650,573

5,246,647
6,141,956
6,991,118
7,230,096

1,889,724
1,702,583
2,090,737
2,329,343

40,224
39,492
49,433
46,664

1S1,769
1S3T 448
1S2,197
173,748

33,291
36,805
4S,350
52,309

7,700,622 21, ISO, 446
6,710,973 18,466,916
9,431,205 26.771,245
8,023,915 24,125,450

5i, 010,946
66,744,240
64,215,222
43,407,359

.193
.163
.161
.171

76,539
70,337
75,332
77,142

May
June
July
August

2,721,503 5,523,095
2,838,890 .5,042,147
2,476,636 4,834,106
2,905,209 4,629,392

2,639,273
3,133,260
2,695,095
3,029,823

2,970,696
3,130,629
3,068,199
3,808,224

7,189,552
6,186,534
5,675,839
5,207,228

2,933,917
3,973,679
3,630,744
4,220,055

57,640
66,0S9
71,505
84,313

170,901
169, SOS
176,375
189,698

60,711
63,403
60,425
69,435

10,161,225 29,06S, 462 35,727,058
10,119,500 29,654,934 50,952,024
9,616,542 28,180,511 56f854.75S
11,005,868 33,738,951 54,332,275

.176
.169
.172
.176

79,148
80,65S
80,412
SO, 259

September.
October....
November.
December.

2,504,744
2,674,662
2,733,134
2,656,942

4,612,037
4,682,958
4,964,970
4,599,203

2,502,103
2,588,770
2,379,70S
2,934,079

3,501,442
3,787,758
3,850,90S
3,411,074

5,164,757
5,488,033
6,210,053
5,732,125

3,55S, 971
3,420,050
3,075,023
3, S25,949

82,767
85,4S0
85,775
77,221

200,016
213,942
234,6S4
244,061

66,797
71,275
61,456
64,570

9,131, SOS
10,064,943
9,014,858
9,500,735

28,051,063
30, S93,542
2S,671,S02
28,809,000

44,344,802
74,315,183
54,343,659
75,164,024

.171
.190
.219
.223

70,121
70,763
70,757
S1,OS1

January...
February..
March
April

3,127,270
3,217,9S7
3,865,726
3,539,326

4,695,916
5,224,387
5,670,601
6,088,272

2,994,297
2,5S8,639
3,322,926
2,976,160

3,951,885
4,039,202
4, S75,414
4,259,558

5,838,310
6,771,95S
7,740,945
8,394,184

3,74?, 651
3,001,697
3,82S,315
3,535,635

83,343
75,457
79,78S
71,468

262,462
270,191
265,843
260,631

60,611
63,394
77,144
72,009

10,997,350
11,833,502
13,596,336
12,509,303

34,186,395
34,235,455
41,593,860
38,347,754

79,703,020
60,379.200
60,2*0,706
60,44ti, 775

.272
.307
.290
.274

S2,144
78,3S5
70,619
05,431

May
June
July!
August

3,659,9S6
2,956,943
1,992,989
2,355,915

6,906,594
7,040,600
6,471,124
6,05S, 387

2,757,764
2,492,185
2,539,425
2, S07,432

4,317,537
3,590,011
2,625,118
3,577,022

9,292,223
8,924,32G
7,396,444
6,950,578

3,414.115
3,581,0S0
3,942,247
4,304,034

77,2SS
72,445
42,345
48,141

268,323
283,425
263,891
262,810

67,147
52,126
45,219
45,925

12,SS7,909
10,0S5,479
6, S35,725
8,177,906

47,671,276
32.002,518
21,366,823
21,597,092

SO, 107,447
7[>,1SS,711
44,634,70S
42.711,430

.219
.250
.239
.235 |

60.91S
57,1OS ,
:>r>, 937
5*, 243

September.
October...
November.
December.

2,029,581
2,361,340
2,399,725
2,437,14S

5,397,557
4.876,352
4,689,329
4,329,300

2,623,775
2,S19,5S3
2,456,296
2,074,161

3,254,575
3,855,244
3,451,716
3,2SS,665

6,457,455 3,6S3;574
6, S98,425 | 3,59o, 737
6,693,639 j 3,422,426
6,318,446 j 3,497,472

37,074
37,2S5
27,349
31,979

249,379
234,945
177,969
148,761

45,971
4S,055
43,4SS
55,851

6,650,493
S,431,1SS
7,939,161
8,387,470

21,256,043
21,113.693
23.109.300

25,902,645
39.473,412
34, 822, Sftf
66,596,920

.240
.215
.201
.203

00,097
65,16S
60,566

1923.

1023.

1934,
January..
February.
March

I
fee footnotes on opposite page also.
. 3 Computed from census data for the year indicated. The figures arc not directly comparable but arc given here to show the production of automobile tire* as ascertained from the census ol manufactures for tho years 1914 and 1919.
* Covers first 21 days only, during which period the old tariff law was in effect; remaining 9 davs included with October.




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Table 34.—HIDES AND LEATHER—PRODUCTION AND STOCKS.
[Index numbers for base year In bold^faced^type; numerical data on opposite page.]
SOLE AND BELTING.
LEATHER.'

STOCKS OF HIDES AND
SKINS.i

YEAS .AND
MONTH,

Cattlo
bides.

Stocks ProducStocks Producin
Stocks
in
Stocks ,
tion of end of process tion of
end of ' process finished
finished
month . of tan- leather. m o n t h . of tan- leather.
ning.
ning.

Total
hides
and
skins.

Sheep
CaK
and
and
Iamb
Idp
skins* skliis.8

UPPER 1 LEATHER: 1

OAK
A N l y ! HOOTS
SOLE
V
E E A T H - S K IS . - UNION; AND 1 S A L E S O P
ER
11 • i»
•
BELTING.'
NESS.-

Produc- Quan- Value.
tion. | tity.

Production.'

Relative to 1919.

Relative to 1221.

106
119
104
103

66
56
S3
09

100
93
42
61
63

100

!
lQlTmn nv
88

4107

<214

«73
100
126
135

1C9
82
80
79
83

100
SS

100
102
59
110
143

116
121
114
t 127

80
89
95
63

138
132
117
134

lOl^Trln JIXT

1919 mo av
lO^tno av
1921 mo. av..
19:2 mo. av..
1923 mo. a v..
1921.
September.
October
November.
December..

• 100
100
81
85

100
89
SO

89
87
84
84

92
91
8S
84

•108

*97
100
S3

j

es
96
99
101
96

90
89
86
85

S6
82.
81
70

82
78
79
S
O

93
99
01
90

86
82
81
80

May
June....
Juh'
August

77
77
77
77

86
92
92
03

85
83
73
86

September..
October
November..
December...

79
83
87
90

96
97
103
96

SO
SO
71
69

1923.
January
February...
March
April

91
97
97
68

72

70
69
65
70

September..
October
November..
December...

100
96
S
O

100
101.

100
101

103
100
91
96

»93
100
96
107

895

8 87

100
101
92

100
. 102
07

101
104
104
99

100
108
115
111

96
9S
98
9S

B

108
108
107
107

111
164
256

m

100
!
86
GS

83
82
85

90
86
84

90
92
89

so

84

79
77
75
75.

73

1924.
January
February...
March
April

69

70
66

t

i

;

1
i
i

«.
44
53
53

37
33
46
45

s-> !
100 |

55
62
69
S3

47
53
57
71

112
113
110

102
110
109
101

67
70
G6
64

53
6361
58

121
117
122
112

ill
1 to
130
115

73
62
73
70

63

92

170
102
138
K.S

115
111
107
113

112
102
02
109

72
62
65
63

75
SI

105
374

73

1S5

100
111
97

69

157

114
123
113
102

59
63
49
45

i

m !

j

85

87 1
!
!

100
102
106
113

109
111
107
104

129
121
134
115

SO
79
82
72

126
113
129
107

fi3

103

107
94
99
87

82
99

105
97

79
79
79
79

102
99
9o
92

90
89
88
88

88
92
92
89

107
103
102
96 .

100
97
99
101

116
113
108
131

72
75
74
S
O

107
112
- I0S
131

95
101

95

81
84
88
89

90
88
87,
87:

SS
90
90
96

9S
102
100
100

98
9S
95
93

100
96
99.
96

126
141
141
134

79
S3
79
79

J4f.
143
145
142

96
100
100
100

110
99
116
113

93
92
92
93

98
100
98
100

145
335
153
340

.SS

157
159
181
166

116
113
114
120

94
93
92
91

99
95
68
96

142
136
126
134

9S

sa

97

103

00
90
91

95
92
91

123
134
124
124

•

103

87

87

03

$5

92

84.

87

85

70
75
73 i!
69 j ,

8S

se

86

83
89
91

101
101
101
9S

70
68
59
56

77
76 '
73
73

91

96

83

so

93

86

88

40.
53
61

33
37
32
32

}

95
93
90
90

103
106

m.

44
42
37
86

52
59
63

i

1922.
January....
February..
March
April.......

May.
Juno
Julv... .
August

s S3

•101
100
82
S3

77
91
90
89
87
SS

:

'•*97

109

no

'

«1i
so

00
71
68
69
61
64
Co

57.
61
47
41

. . . . . . . . . . . • <••.....,

.........

.........

See footnotes on opposite page also
also.
wcoiuutuuies

......

——————.

Bureau of the Census, the returns for hides and skins aro expressed
nd skins. For the above summary these have been reduced to
have been converted to pounds or square feet from reports in skins, sides, backs, butts,
" of the average weights of each class. Similarly data, oa leather
:o
3
itts,
Prior to July ,19: these figures were compiled by the Tanners' Council. Since pounds, etc.
122,
the Bureau of the Census and for sfcivd
uch larger number of firms than reported to the Tanners' (
--. fc«d figures from Julv, 1922, on are not directly
The index numbers in Table 27 for the months after July,
iute variation in the figures, frho i*wia«.*»«-.i
*.— ^




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Table 35.—HIDES AND LEATHER—PRODUCTION AND STOCKS.
[Base y e a r In bold-faced t y p e ; index n u m b e r s o n opposite page.]
STOCKS OF HIDES AND
SKINS.*

YEAK AND
MONTH.

Cattle
hides.

Calf Sheep
and
and
kip
lamb
skins, i skins. 6

SOLE AND BELTING
LEATHER.!

Stocks ProTotal Stocks, in proc- ducStocks,
hides
end of ess of tion of end of
and
finmonth. tanmonth.
skins*
ished
ning. leather*

ProStocks, ducin proc- tion of
ess of
fintanished
ning. leather.

OAK
SOLE
AND
BOOTS
V
L E A T H - S K IS . - UNION
AND
ER
ER.
HAR- SHOES.'!
NESS.'

mo. av.
mo. av.
mo. av.
mo. av.

Thons.
of pairs.

161,573 8 114,810
193,528 111,217
186,431 100,079
171,631 107,144

823,743 M00,906 8142,136
25,057 423,021 164,216
24,557 428,159 166,770
27,411 3S7,376 158,852

542,344
57,986
72,963
7S;019

1,876,285
1,535,290
1,499 225
1,477,886
1,561,884

15,032
13,274
16,653
24,012
38,458

95,244
96,974
56,266 ]!
101,970 jj
135,913

Pounds. Thous.
ofdols.
754,274
816,004
739,028
707.423

1,653,073 • 16,039 203,590

1919 mo. av.
832,916 *436.477
1920 mo. a v . 9340,339
1G21 mo. a v . 339,548 5S.414 32,935 430,897
1922 mo. a v . 275J293 52,2S1 27,452 355,025
1923 mo. a v . 288,5S9 46,4S5 22,319 357,392

SALES OF
ISKLTING.fi

Produc- Quantion. I tlty.

Production. 2

Backs,
Thousands of square feet. bends, and Dozens. Stuffed
sides.
sides.

Thousands of pounds.

1915
1916
1917
1918

TJPPEH LEATHERS

27,602
23,793
26,990

$899
1,171
1,199
1,354

710,214 1,865
691,899 1,662
300,090
548
430,014
721
449,109

i

1931.
September.
October
November..
December...

301,094 53,821
290,429 53,022
285,203 51,562
283,909 { 49,083

31,515
32,663
33,410
31,654

386,430
382,114
370,235
364,706

193,043
194,754
193,841
195,897

112,462
116,044
115,422
110,226

25,683
27,693
29,544
28,431

408,038 177,120
413,375 | 177,769
415,304 | 175,500
415,790 176,051

67,545
69,901
65,966
73,557

1,507,185
1,676,240
1,789,396
1,753,755

20,683
19,896
17,533
20,149

49,507
55,879
00,002
62,551

23,535
24,133

311,709
299,807
262, S20
258,852

1923.
January
February..
March
April

290,331 j 48,005 30,703
277,160 45,362 32,612
274,082 46,416 29,852
269,828 40,858 29,591

369,039
355,134
350,350
349,277

199,324
204,471
200,072
199,177

105,712
103,311
99,594
100,258

27,486
24,200
25,275
22,416

422,318 179,574
431,704 181,885
449,915 175,300
477,709 170,179

74,563
70,296
77,510
66,700

1,692,840
1,477,597
1,539,032
1,356,016

18,950
17,021
19,451
16,065

59,815
65,067
78,100
94,598

25,120
24,551
29,350
26,852

302,904 j 510
314,054
524
373,610 G25
373,116
615

May
Juno
July
August

261,935
260,278
261,069
259,982

50,187 27,855
53,721 27,428
53,828 24,155
54,282 28,236

339,977
341,427
339,052
342,500

196,639
192,151
185,027
177,672

99,609
99,295
97,549
97,873

22,576
23,640
23,554
22,822

452,651
437,151
432,185
407,794

164,434
j 159,699
[ 162,337
j 165,277

67,275
65,570
62,807
76,067

16,099 90,813
1,357,147
1,407,583 16,815 95,953
1,397,594 3 25,238 3115,561
1,509,364 30,629 130,103

26,227
24,831
22,086
27,676

3S8,6S6
441,S12
487,469
590,618

636
721
780
967

September .
October
November.
December..

2C7,232
281,073
294,970
305,570

56,229
56,410
60,096
55,975

26,187
26,403
23,522
22,878

349,648
363,886
378,588
384,423

174,682 97,555
169,350 100,324
168,771 100,590
168,967 106,481

25,266
26,158
25,644
25,050

413,250
415,334
402,569
395,450

104,191
158,126
102,545
157,696

1933.
January
February..,
March
April

309,964 42,164 22,971
330,260 48,259 22,646
328,5SS 48,120 21,274
300,392 49,444 23,187

375,099
401,165
397,982
373,023

168 012
164,270
163 061
164,851

106,960
111,239
111,261
111,084

28,256
25,496
29,806
28,993

392,951 160,941
390,357 164,878
388,070 161,687
391,665 164,116

May
Juno
July
August..

305,218
292,149
2*3, GS2
271,960

52,637
53,533
52,021
48,873

22,9S4
24,789
23,934
22,691

3S0,839
370,471
359,636
343,524

165,862
169,348
173,124
175,441

111,983
111,861
112,101
10S,506

29,772
28,991
29,231
30,S02

September.
October
November.
December .

268,025 42,792
262,915 •10,241
254,13S 41,103
255,772 38,032

23,008
22,247
19,591
18,501

333,825
325,402
314,S32
312,905

1 ? % 770 106,916
ISO, 176 99,573
179,292 9S,03S
179,364

2;,200
20,401
23,51S
22,458

1034.
January...
February.
March
April.....

is s K M e g i i m i n g D e c e m b e r >

525
501
439
433

73,170 1,490,938
81,875 1,550,796
81,774 ] 1,482,074
77,948 : 1,473,652

34,046
34,594
33,797
32,993

131,265
133,146
134,589
130,706

2S,2SS
30,366
80,076
27,853

475,350
499,943
467,816
451,957

797
862
826
785

84,021
78,209
88,721
80,930

1,654,004
1,449,040
1,698,783
1,680,810

36,416
36,948
42,139
3S,706

144,213
139,365
145,243
132,801

30,744 517,636
30,301 441,863
35,836 520,379
31, SOS 495,315

928
S22
972
923

395,660 161,840
393,405 156,773
391,058 100,555
3S5,494 157,975

82,164
79,034
72,894
77,716

136,180
1,674,024
1,629,810 j 37,836 131,736 ||
!
1,646,592 ; 32,129 126,718
1,718,317 ' 39,038 i 134,291

512,573
442,912
460,850
460, KSS

947
834
S77
SSI

375,613
378,948
380,133
3S5,160

71,234
77,910
71,651
71,702

1,410,729
1,511,2S7
1,360,785
1,302,360

159,749
| ir,",,972
151,879
149,849

38,403 335,836
40,60i 147,130 j
43,073 135,425 |
36,511 122,019

30,920
28,273
25,256
30}02S

27,555 410,510
30,705 I j 447,261
20,839 347,202
320,547

784
S27
042
,558

J
1919

>these

See footnotes o n opposite page also,
statistics cover a m o u n t of harness leather " s t u f f e d " rather t h a n that produced, b u t it is stated that tho variation between these items

* Includes estimated production of firms outside Tanners* Council.
,«. . ,
* Data on sales of oak leather belting from t h e Leather Belting Exchange, a n d is estimated to represent from 05 t o 75 per cent of the industry.
includes skins with a n d without wool, b u t does n o t include weight of wool.
.
;
, , ,
Compiled b y Z7. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, from over 1,000 firms each m o n t h . Figures for t h e years 1919 a n d 1921 are those reported b y tho
census of manufactures for those years. Production in 1914 totaled 252,516,003 pairs, or a n average of 21,043,000 pairs per m o n t h .
' F o u r m o n t h s ' average, September t o December, inclusive.
0
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92
Table 36.—HIDES AND LEATHER, TRADE AND PRICES.
[Index

i
numbers for base year to bold-faced

EXPORTS OF
LEATHER.!

type j numerical data o n opposite page.]
WHOLESALE PBICES.3

1
IMPORTS OI HIDES AND SKINS*

Leather.

Hides.

Total

YEAB AND MONTH.

Sole.

Upper.j boots
and
shoes.

Total
bides
and

Calfskins.

Cattle
hides.

skins.

Relative to 1913.

Green
Wosalted,
CalfSole, Chronic Men's
Men's
men's
Goat- Snecp- packers' skins,
calf,
black
oak,
dross
black
skins. sklns. heavy country scoured, " B "
calf,
welt
kid,
No. 1 backs, grades biucher tan calf Goodnative
steers
(Chi(Bos(Bos(St.
vear
(Bos(Chi*
cago).
ton).
Louis). welt (St.
ton).
ton).
cago).
Louis).
Relative to 1913.

Relative to 1909-1913 average
« 100

1917 monthly average 191S monthly average.
101'J monthly average.
1920 monthly average •
1921 monthly average.
1922 monthly average 1923 monthl}' average..
1921.
September
October
November

97

94

97

&S

103

134

101

165

126

178

120

193

141

82
60
77

*1OO
91
55

176

140

70
44

147
131

123

86
392

192

211

72

82

167

46

89

66

40
76
70

145
99
68
107
103

36
9
79
43
59
6B
60

33

43

50

80

42

38

90

G6

36

50

1909-1913 monthly av
1913 monthly average.
1914 monthly average.
1915 monthly average.
191G monthly average.

66

67

77
61
59
65

82
52
35
57

S3
40

50

38

65

33

83

67

61

63

46

82

44

122

63

43

71
75

29

78

84

85

25

85

106

89
105

39

104

88

63

138

eri
Do

125

Q1
vi

194

*1OO
100

1OO

166

77

250
2S9

50

100

54
73

70

«1OO

< 100
107

100

104

107

81

118

132

106

160

142

100
111
114
179

161

90

215

63
136
82
64
82
S7

132
S3

178

96

164

134

177
120

78
141
127

85
58
62

83
97

70

7ft

.

112

106

143

167

105
119

1S5
177

215

153

197

222

1S1

214

363

201

360

244

130

170

&
7
120

90

360
193
164
163

2SS

76

195
79
85
83

191

72

98

77
//
on
ou
oa
oO

61

oO

217

153

90

153
153
153
145

158

111

173
173
158
154

217

71

73
73
72
69

117

87
76
73

121
100

79
91

71

111

154

209

81

115

158

209

145
145

138

92

59
CS

23
167

99
109

99

115

161

209

13S

97

115

161

209

145
145

117
110
117
117

173
173
167
167

205

141

201

152
153
153
153

117

Cc)

210

142

117

(')

210

71
85
41

91

54

76

46

73

52

no
yo
1AA
IVJ

33

73

60

MIS

&9S

*15S

*53

s 135

33

116

74

97

63

161

145

209

116

125

24

123

86

104

60

149

99

211

90

119

72

124

63

100

140

96

186

06

110

111

85

36

79

57

133

67

173

108

69

178

56

65

109

114

49

159

125

10S

120

46

148

153

105

147

62

209

71
105
S3

155

102

86
£8
87
88

September
October
November
December
1924.
January
February
March

.

117
117

rti*T

217
213
209

204
201

153

ice
J.UO

15S
15S
140

133

13S

141
142
142

120

<•)

209

153
153
153
153

200

153

142

209

153

142

153

142
142

120

209

142
142
142

70

94

140

72

183

119

72

75

14G

81

101

134

98

90

120

159

121

61

73

138

S9

76

120

163
103

127

126

79

51

153
67

81
79

120

1*33

71

101

SO

78

115

103

200

153

61

44

63

SI

109

163

202

153

142

62

71
75
62

5S
61
50
72

77

67
63
64

84

83
79
80

104

163

201

153

101

103

201

153

95

1G3

201

153

142
U2
142

44

59

74
62

45

69

42

64

88

63

Do
*jr
10

44

69

63

69

125
67

CO

45

43

********
**
.... ........

S7
83 j
71
77

77
74

* * * • - * * •

.........

.........
.........

April




167
15S
153

186

June
July
August...

AljRUSt

li)3
ir)

1S6

61

66

IRQ

255
169
147
142

117

SO

May
June
July

OOK

146
220

74

04

90

iyo

150

90

84
7fi

May

S3

•f Q -

200

100
115

77
4/

67

55

41

117
Lit

207

225

100

Zli
01
/ I /7

74

73

116
114

ISO
178
215
257
195
150
153

100

Iy4

CO
&*

41

SO

122

* 100
104
106
127

117
11/
117
11*

EC

OO

54

64

100
102

91

1923.
Januarv.. . . . . .
February.......
March
April

100
101

£5

44

100
105

1922.
January
February
March
April

September
October
November
December

Boots and shoes.

• - • • - • • • -

:::::::::
_
represent average monthly prices.

•

93

Table 37.—HIDES AND LEATHER, TRADE AND PRICES.
[Base year i n bold-laced type; Index, n u m b e r s o n opposite page.]
EXPORTS OF
LEATHERS

IMPORTS OF HIDES AND SKINS.*

.WHOLESALE P R I C E S . '
Hides.

YEAB AND MONTH.

Sole.

Upper. 1

Total
boots
and
shoes*

Total
hides
and
skins*

ThouThouThousands of sands of sands o;
pounds. sq. ft.
pairs.

Callskins*

Cattle
hides.

Goat
skins.

Sheep
skins.

Thousands of pounds.

Leather.

Hoots a n d shoes.

Green,
Wosalted,
Calflien's
men's
Men's
packers' skins, Solo oak, Chromo black
black
dross
scoured calf,"B»
heavy country
calf,
kid,
welt
grades
backs
native
No.l
< II os- (Bos- Blucher tan calf Goodsteers
(Chi(U os(St.
year
ton).
ton).
(Chicago).
ton).
Louis). welt(St
cago).
Louis).
Dollars per pound.

Dollars
per
sq. ft.

Dollars per pair.

1909-1913,monthly av,
1913 monthly average.
1914monthly average.
1915 monthly average,
1916 monthly average,

2,605
4,319
6,751
7,540

8,845
6,834
8,967
10,623

843
827
1,412
1,623

1917 monthly average.
1918 monthly average.
1919 monthlyaverage.
1920 monthly average
1921 monthly average,
1922 monthly average.
1923 monthly average.

3,657
2,229
10,222
1,869
1,198
1,300
1,459

6,175
3,90S
17,023
7,288
3,559
6,744
6,187

1,237

1,100
lt7S0
1,403
747
451
612

52,5S9
30,158
62,070
42,499
29,003
45,933
44,315

2,465
632
5,350
2,928
3,9&5
4,630
4,058

30,890
18,421
33,940
22,922
15,015
27,035
24,315

7,409
5,197
11,138
6,684
5,260
6,745
7,152

6,999
4,372
7,0S6
6,S96
3,822
5,136
6,353

.327
.301
.393
.312
.139
.181
.166

.406
.371
.685
.363
.149
.160
.157

.831
.796
.913
.855
.547
.519
.503

.579
.593
.970
.935
.521
.443
.440

4.75
5.63
7.60
8.95
7.00
6.51
6.43

5.63
5.65
7.77
8.14
5.18
4.74
4.85

4.50
4.33
6.60
7.C8
5.06
4.42
4.25

858

3,822
3,682
5,874
5,843

417
321
301
560

32,806
26,243
25,149
27,6S6

5,427
3,54-4
2,411
3,907

16,327
11,064
11,816
13,337

6,772
7,949
5,463
5,757

3,222
2,893
4,440
4,031

.141
.143
.158
.165

.160
.155
.145
.140

.525
.525
.525
.525

.525
.625
.500
.500

7.00
6.75
6.75
6.75

fi.00
4.85
4.85
4.85

5.00
4.75
4.75
4.75

1,070

4,403
5,595
8,078
6,573

322
390
455
463

27,833
35,190
30,344
31,935

2,272
3,013
1,971
1,702

15,934
23,286
14,603
16,348

5,530
5,563
6,908
8,703

3,213
2,294
4,517
3,780

.165
.160
.139
.134

.138
.138
.135
.131

.525
,525
.525
.500

.465
.465
.425
.415

6.75
6.75
6.62
6.50

4.85
4.65
4.85
4.60

4.75
4.75
5.75
4.10

2,450
1,845
2,210
1,064

7,981
8,016
6,731
6,478

515
454
3S9
434

38,118
45,133
39,742
59, SSI

2,624
4,268
3,616
6,229

19,907
26,491
23,960
37,192

7,228
7,503
4,801
5,540

6,375
5,297
1,465
8,841

.146
.165
.182
.201

.134
.152
.186
.182

.500
.515
.515
.515

.415
.425
.435
.435

6.50
6.50
6.50
6.50

4.60
4.60
4.60
4.60

4.15
4.15
4.15
4,15

858

6,43S
6,584
7,623
6,391

421
529
504
533

6 50,587
6S,S92
63,650
59,951

*6,6S9
9,870
6,764
6,547

5 30,220
40,0S7
40,439
35,647

M,369
9,514
7,408
7,858

•7,144
6,625
6,268
5,817

.213
.227
.228
.204

.183
.197
.189
,160

.525
.535
.525
.525

.465
.465
.450
.450

6.40
6,35
6.35
6.35

4.81
4.85
4.S5
L85

4.23
4.25
4.25
4.25

7,021
4,992
7,049
7,341

478
548
616
759

59,327
49,033
51,414
63,200

4,596
3,332
3,144
4,234

33,126
30,535
28,361
40,024

8,854
5,832
8,638
6,839

9,397
6,603
8,076
8,182

.200
.199
.193
.188

.163
.167
.165
.166

.525
.525
.540
.5-10

6.55
6.55 |
6.50
6.50

4.85
4.85
4.85
4.85

4.25
4.25
4.25
4.25

6.50
6.50
6.50
6.50

4.85
4.85
4.85
4.S5

4.25
4.25
4.25
4.25

6.28
6.25
6.25
6.25

4.85
4.85
4.85
4.85

4.25
4.25
4.25
4.25

1931.
September
October
...
November...,
December

2,072

1923.
January
,
February....,
March
,
April
,

1,036

May...,
June
July....
August.,
September.
October....
November.,
December..
1933.
January
February.....
March
April

2,347
1,311

9S6
1,435

SCO
635
1,156

932
1,790
1,677
1,071

< 43,854 < 6,815 < 19,160 »8,199
18,629
6,372
41,490
7,473
25,671
5,576
46,350
6,321
34,053
4,076
53,856
6,607
33,6S3
5,221
60,526
8,686

15,289
5,6S4 30*184 50.189 SO. 444 SO.27O
5,495
.196
.210
.471
.2S0
6,257
.242
.215
.504
.285
8,461
.262
.338
.639
.450

May
June
July
August..

6,174
6,631
6,466
5,177

7S8
681
627
526

60,151
57,231
53,515
2S,S6S

4,S90
6,688
5,212
3,472

35,150
30,377
29,384
12,763

9,783
9,933
10,3S2
5,782

7,709
7,323
6,643
5,512

.187
.163
.146
.147

.171
.153
.149
.147

.540
.540
.540
.515

.440

1,876
1,593
1,14G

September.
October....
November.
December..

1,179
l,0S5
2,292
1,148

6,066
5,657
5,529
6,116

6S5
573
62S
532

25,950
28,596
26,869
27,630

2,977
4,202
3,035
2,910

12,157
13,532
14,359
11,966

4,755
4,992
4,120
5,912.

4,595
4,391
3,740
4,060

.141
.154
.141
.136

.152
.156
.148
.150

.400
.465
.455
.425

.440

1,710

.410
.440
.440

.440
.440
.440

83.11
3.17
3.25
8.71

63.17 S3.00
3.2S
3.00
S.35
3.00
4.01
3.44

1924.
January
February
March
April
See footnotes on opposite page also.
Represent five-year (1909-1913) monthly average imports for total hides and skin3, total goatskins and total sheepskins, Calfskins and cattle hides based on four-year
average, 1910-1913.
6
•No quotation.
Covers first 21 days only, during which period the old tariff law was in effect; remaining 9 days included with October.
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[Base year in bold-faced type.]
NKWSPBINT PAPER.

PRINT
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BOOK PUBLICATION.

Stocks]
entl of
ExShip- month 1 I m ments,
poi'ts. ports.
at
Cton.
mills.

Total
activity.*

American Imman- ported
ufac- books.*!
ture.*

Kel. to
Sept.,
1920.

Rolntive to
1913.

Pro-

Yn.vti AND MONTH.

Relative to

U live to 1019.
<

1013.

Pro-

duction.

Shipments.

101 s monthly avornso.,
I 1 » monthly u•rnige.,
U1
l t d monthly iuorapo..
1021 monthly avrwga..
1 * 2 monthly avoraije.,
12
I1, 23 monthly average..

100

12S

76

< 103

92

100
141

1GS
213

178

Exports.

American
Imm a n - ported6
ufac-4 books.
ture*
Number of
editions.

6133

251

217

3,601
5,006
4,597
6,395
7,822

814

206

763

238

C16

195

733

136

631,713

18,320
26,290
30,701
39,019
46,593

72S

110

24,035
106,0-19
1 1 4 , 8 8 0 J23 S 929
125,215
23,324
103,172
29,940
121,035
22,837
123,359
22 235

49,689
52,311
60,S22
66,010
85,772
199,056

8,062
9,189
3,S22
1,403
2,153
1,361

695

75

95,785
109,110
104,492
107,070

30,241
23,015
23,127
23,934

72,004
75,595
74,544
79,637

103,192
96,521
117,142
115,167

26,550
27,815
28,180
24,874
24,781
23,367
21,156
19,902

90

100
116
95
6 38,993

113,251

77

36
33
39
55
56
56

105,024
114,543
125,997
102,103
120,641
124,067

S4

SS

41

101,8S4

88

65

50

104,604

S3

41

107,877

90

69

38

105,808

85

64

64

97,786

91

78

54

117,507

88

74

53

111,861

92

100

271

221

85

100

286

255

SO

07

3.12

106

76

89

100
109
S9

125

300

39

71

io:>

105

95

46$

G
O

74

los

107

93

595

33

80

83

126

303

31

80

S9

05

96

413

20

91

91

97

407

35

91

93

100

435

44

02

90

111

450

70

S5

SI

116

450

23

108

102

118

426

78

9S

100

101

422

93

100
110

Imports*2

NUMERICAL DATA.

100
14-1

DO

Stocks
end ot
month
at
mills.
Short tons.

INDEX NUMBERS.
1913 monthly :i\era£o.,
1011 monthly inrrajjo..
191*) monthly aternso.IPIM monthly average.,
1017 monthly average,

BOOK PUBLICATION.

NEWSPRINT PAPER.

113,858

648

67

G21

81

5S1

113

C04

116

626

113

1,117
704
1,256
1,599

515

184

82,482
82,390
78,031
77,369

2,537
836
2,791
3,345

564

79

521

112

635

111

606

119

81,352
84,337
80,337
81,780

2,570
2,003
2,139
1,940

34G

46

66,570
118,010
98,115
98,491

2,299
1,131
1,280
2,059

tun.
Soptombor
Novt-inlxT

January
February
March
April

717

85

530

103

672

$4

113

104

414

72

95

43

22

129,950

112

98

400

SI

88

72

43

127,230

10-3

107

SS

439

59

76

C6

55

120,839

116

.September
OetoU-r
November
December

113

111

Juno...
July....
August.

117

63

416

54

87

51

50

133,236

130,043
128,644
123,050
134,490

105

125,402
130,682
127,983
119,404

126,494
129,749
128,077
119,847

18,810
19,745
19,651
19,208

127,452
114,611
129,294
116,719

123,656
114,415
132,292
118,023

23,004
23,197
20,180
18,876

106,988
89,495
112,340
111,712

1,064
1,194
1,989
1,475

138,868
133,692
125,768
132,604

136,979
132,311
124,322
129,173

20,832
19,514
21,237
25,674

115,143

1,496

105,530
103,130
115,909

1,652

701

124

980

387

97

999

491

110,209
122,073
119,720
117,790

110,240
124,894
117,176
116,826

24,663
21,934
24,010
23,669

110,134
114,424
108, 363
115,503

1,194

736

166

1,124

775

139

101)

110

T363

64

85

114

113

83

644

31

94

91

60

112

111

£2

536

36

94

90

60

101

101

SO

538

57

SS

113

73

111

10S

96

584

30

97

100

100

97

489

33

94

78

43

113

115

84

613

55

97

101

42

103

79

610

41

99

64

45

119

87

620

42

73

43

117

115

82

576

46

86

110

60

108

89

563

27

77

48

116

47

112

633

28

84

60

40

T

1023.
January
February
March
April
May....
June
July....
August.
September.
October....
November..
December..

January
February
March
April




102

121

107

39

96

90

103

601

33

81

90

81

107-

109

92

625

31

97

95

67

90

8S

58

105

102

100

592

30

103

102

99

630

52

72

5S5

8S

538

113

415

103

650

217

742

124

732

123

918

151

551

81

638

SS

823

87

519

92

596

1,312

714

119

1,890

584

184

95

Table 39,-^PAPER BOARD SHIPPING BOXES.1
[Kase year In bold-faced ;type.]
PRICES
Finished
boxes.
YEAR ANB MONTH.

Corrugated.

PRODUCTION.

OPERATING TIME.

Raw materials.

Solid
fiber.

85 test Clllp.3
liners.2

Total. Corrugated.

Solid
liber.

Total.

Corrugated.

Per cent of normal.

INDEX NUMBERS.
96
100
114

.108

95
92

93
91

100

SS

S3

9$

83

70

92
90

83
94

85
9S

101

99

9G

97

93

90

96

'92

S3

94

1021.
May . . .
June
July
August....

92

83

.119

September
October
November.
December
1932,
January
:.
February
March... .
April

83

100
113

72
92
73
67

72
73
76
76

Corrugated. Solid ilber.

Thousands of square foot.
NUMERICAL DATA.

50

125

1OO
122

78
73
73
72

Total.

1OO

1OO

128

142

1OO
103

45

65

70

66

81

79

79

79

220.033
291,030

77.2W)
2 1 1 ,&•>•*

79,3S2

133

43 \

3S

60

127

46

39

67

117

48

41

71

105

55

47

81

102

61

54

81

97

64

89

65

84

170,655
145,5S5

10S, 821

C7, S31

58

9S,389

47,190

89

7S

73

88

70
70

85

64

66

61

54

53

85

64

54

73

52

48

04

•130,841

SO/500

50,311

So

67

•60

SO

53

55

69

151,181

S9,44r,

01,730

so

79

62

57

78

179, 855

10*, 3o2

81

70
75

9S

7G

01

64

60

78

182,090

75, .503

88

90

89

8S

90
59

S9

90

76

SO

69

G6

64

74

172,223

119,200

52,0G3

88

78
S6

78

85

SO

81

83

78

67

64

78

184,099

123,732

GO,307

90

00

92

99

83

97

100

90

70

65

87

218,003

149,075

f.9, N33

100

104

101

112

117

129

127

133

78

72

291,903

180,325

102,578

112

113

117

130

123

129

131

126

SO

78

8S

292,5(0

19.^283

07,222

117

September
October
November
December

90

87

May....
Juno
July
August

121

.124

145

.133

113

150

130

81

79

89

.223,612

J00,195

.70,2>vt

117

122

124

134

133

134

143

110

81

SO

84

•323, S07
302,058

213,177

M»,7S1

113

1923.
January.
February
March...
April

112

114

121

123

125

129

117

77

75

84

2S3,0-X)

192,30a

00,781

125

138

146

123

83

313,015

217,049

05.305

133

143

115

79
75

76

125

75

75

301,870
321,178

213.177
2il,o()l

b2,077

305,521

222.121

83,403

111

118

114

115

120

122

134

115

122

120

139

125

143

162

107

82

S3

114

115

117

134

123

135

149

10S

84

8G

78
78

114

112

U7

132

105

128

140

101

SO

82

76

2S0,G03

E(K 705

77,SOS

110

10S

119

123

105

122

131

102

76

275,079

19o.2sS

80.891

103

114

147

110

SO

205,725

114

126

153

107

82

77
78

290,751

109

105
105

12S

105

115
121

77
79
SI

78

109

May
June...
July
August...
September
October..
No ember
-December...

9S
1OO
111

115

100
109

Solid
ilber.

Straws

Relative to 1922.

1921 monthly a y . .
1922 monthly a v . .
1923 monthly av..

' PRODUCTION.

255,050

199,700

So, 299

79
79

76

256,701

105.4SO

61,221

S3

310.795

223.085

82,710

74

86

2SG, 200

20SJ20

7H,071

63

G6

250,022

201;232

51,790

105

107

112

115

105

113

142

86

79

104

109

108

115

105

138

153

107

81

103

103

100

105

120

139

101

.103

102

.105

110 '
.97 '

119

113

137

67

77
63

1924.

1

March.
April

I

1
Data from tho National Container Associa^.,
Manufacturers who formerly reported separately.

lin. associations, extending baCK tO 1919 for the COmumci LIUH, aits p n u n m uiu August, .iuio, 4iO4ii3 ym,.*.*f, - • • -

;-•--.- TV •

National Association of Corrugated and Fiber Box Manufacturers reported in their totals single face board (used, principally
from tho tabulation above.
s
The outer and inner covering of the combined board.
1
Principally reworked papers used as a filler for solid fiber board.
* Fluted interior of corrugated board; about 90 per cent straw.




apping purposes) which is excluded

96

Table 40.—PAPER PRODUCTS AND PEARL BUTTONS.1
[Base year In bold-faced type.]

is?

WOOD
PULP
IMPORTS.*

YEAR AND MONTH.

Mccluuileal.

FRESHABRASIVE
WATER
PAPER
PEARL
AXD
BUTTONS.^
CLOTHE

pi

M

DoPromes- For- duceign
tic sales. tion.
sales.

New orders.

Relative to

ReMivo to
5-yr. uv.

1921.

Relative to] Relative to
1919.
19211922.°

WOOD PULP
IMPORTS.*

Mechanical.

Relative to
1922.

Chemical.

Short tons.

141

1OO

100

220

109

125

100

145

187

1923 m o n t h l y a v .

143

364

September
October
November
December

176

255

137

160

221

13S

216

279

132

79

111

173

459

110

79

90

66

374

100

183

71

84

60

96

20,920

260

143

139

91

87

CO

119

96

9,138

September..
October
November..
December..

100
110
119

67

47

10G

96

100

128

119

100

139

133

81

153

123

100
110

50

28,958

44

26,397

64

35,504

53

23,493

190

148

207

114

110

82

107

96

12,425

255

134

192

96

107

84

106

97

11,797

71

202

186

186

103

112

75

101

99

11,626

97

300

16S

243

114

10S

70

98

100

15,951

101

355

ISO

203

11G

106

105

S2

191

17,181

82

327

151

213

127

114

67

£0

102

13,515

116

<2SI

13$

154

123

117

135

102

* 19,1.53

157

I 429

133

201

123

120

104

102

103

25,921

lf>7

! 497

116

136

126

112

175

111

104

27,475

185

607

143

190

111

139

102

103

30,447

197

460

121

223

91

136

9S

111

108

32,467

169

3S3

146

20$

105

129

113

116

107

27,760

47.8
68.5
70.7
64.2

80.7
61.6
91.7
85.0

57,129
59,418
74,634
72,930

5,521
5,461
7,506
7,745

45.4
60.4
49.4
48.6

12,041
12,108
12,021
12,199

51,658
78,932
90,638
83,562

89.1
80.3
86.1
72.4

82.0
107.2
89.7
94.1

76,364
73,433
71,923
77,838

6,885
6,421
9,632
6,184

46.4
45.0
38.0
41.7

12,412
12,621
12,749
12,829

« 71,784
109,459
120,937
154,850

66.2
63.6
55.8
68.4

6S.0
89.0
60.0
83.8

79,945
81,736
76,257
67,120

12,338
9,560
16,007
12,766

43.0
47.0
51.0
46.8

32,f3)

116,426
97,774
82,078
70,401

58.0
70.1
74.0
70.0

98.7
92.0
106.9
94.6

92,S15
87,<01
104,902
117,413

8,956
10,352
11,593
9,631

51.0
53.4
52.8
54.7

53.3
64.7
55.6
69.8

86.4
81.8
68.9
47.4

101,41S
85,302
79,016
80,087

12,370
10,660
11,765
12,594

53.0
47.9
31.0
38.7

13,770

47.4
68.0

57.9
93.4

75,196
81,048
77,634
60,353

12,297
11,371
10,521
9,200

39.9
45.8
45.8
39.3

13,980

322

15-1

212

130

154

126

115

107

25,143

276

146

214

122

172

105

119

10S

17,186

107

286

111

195

135

149

135

115

110

17,668

114

395

135

185

125

125

116

104

112

18,806

72,932
100,757

106

323

116

156

123

116

128

69

108

17,376

153

393

82,392

146

107

116

US

137

84

110

25,155

100,355

110

134

S7

111

119

121

99

113

25,538
26,28.5
30,666
35,429

85,936

129

337

j|

09

131

ICO

35$

ii 125

179

186

455

ij

US

114

115

99

115

215

3S2

||

112

89

100

S5

116




Per ct. Thouof ca- sands of
pacity. cross.

4,540
4,019
5,858
4,S96

153

ii

Stocks.

54,929
59,904
54,430
45,195

10*

1924.
January
February
March
April

Reams.

Production.

61.4
76.4
34.9
34.7

95,525
66,443
48,376
65,140

100

311

May....
June
July....
August.

Foreign
sales.

9,171
11,695
4,379
8, £36
10,942

65.4
65.9
63.0
52.9

174

100

1023.
January....
February...
March
April

Domestic
sales.

FRESHWATER
PEARL
BUTTONS.*

68,150
78,363
47,957
72,394
86,916

65,206
56,419
71,204
117,068

97

1922 monthly a v .

4

Per cent of
capacity.

36,147
56,153
44,457
86,942
92,843

102

September.,
October
November..
December..

New orders.

16,855
19,375
16,000
17,963
23,485

1919 monthly av.
1920 monthly av.
1921 monthly av.

May....
Jmie....
July....
August.

i

ABRASIVE
PAPER AND
CLOTH.*

NUMERICAL DATA.

INDEX NUMBERS.

1032*
January
February
March
April

HI
gssfi-

91,302
116,224
97,533

47.9
69.4

44.2
82.7

4G.1
40.2

13,851

12,101

12,: 92
13,039
12,998

13,508
13,399
13,467
13,514

14,054
13,551
13,828

14,207
14,420
14,516

97

Table 41.—CONSTRUCTION COSTS AND GLASS.
[Base year I n bold-faced type.]
BUILDING PLUMBCOST
MATERIAL
ING
INDEXES
FIXPRICES i
(1st of month). TURESi (1st of month).

YEAR AND
MONTH.

GLASS
BOTTLES.*

Wholesale
price
Index.

Production*

Frame B r i c k
house. house.

Relative to 1913.

CONSTRUCTION
FacVOLContory
UME.'*
build- struction
Ing
costs.2 costs.3
Rel. to Relative to 1913.
1914.

Rel. to
1919.

S P E C T A C L E PLUMBFRAMES
ING
AND M O U N T FIXINGS. 7
TURES.*

ILLUMINATING
GLASSWARE.'

Net
orders.

Actual Shipproments
ducbilled.
tion.

Relative to average, May,
1921-April, 1022.

Sales
Unbilled
filled
(value). orders.

Wholesale
price
Index.

I M . to Rel. to
1919.
1913.

Dollars.

A.—INDEX NUMBERS.
1913 mo. a v . . 1 0 0
1914mo. a v . .
1915mo. a v . .
1916mo. a v . .
1917mo. a v . .
1918 mo. a v . .
1919mo. a v . .
1920mo. a v . .
1921 mo. a v . .
1922mo. a v . .
1923 mo. a v . .

182
207

1933.
May
Juno
July
August

173
178
181
189

September...
October
November...
December

193
1%
196
192

1933.
January
February
March
April

1OO

195
198
209
206

1OO

100
89
93

1OO
110
121
149
169

100

147
181

100

198
251
179

July
August
September...
October
November...
December

208
203
203
204

1924.
January

204

202

170

175

202

214

176

157

165

181

169

167

184

171

170

193

174

173

197

190

185

199

192

189

201

192

189

198

192

193

18G

187.1

209

179.5
182.6
183.8
189.7

199
201
209
209

191.4
192.7
191.8
189.5

214
215
217
216

189.6
187.3
184.3
183.4

192

192

197

197

197

205

204

214

204

217

207

221

206

222

206

222

206
207

207

206

222

204

220

202

221

199

217

199

210
207

•91
88
139
136

104

179
187
118
154

82

123

125

84

132

108

73

101

76

78

112

79

129
127
122
111
126
105
195
160
171
148
128
111
137
127
125
101

Net
orders*

Actual
production.

Shipments
billed.

For cent of capacity.

B.-NUMERICAL DATA.

189

212
212
214
215

May

1OO

ILLUMINATING
GLASSWARE.'

69

8 100

77

126

»1OO
122

79

150

121

73

160

150

77

169

160

73

135

156

so

134

142

82

188

154

79

151

143

90

143

154

89

159

156

86

124

114

79

95

83

81

101

101

85

112

127

86

140

157

144

159

8 100
119

219
298
339
218
271
400

115
114
93
93

259

119
139
153
165

285

146
155
152
154

334

144
143
114
102
125
146
164

277
210
252

342
378
327

351
439
454

S07.58

1OO
127
45
46
90

8 3G.7

e 30.2

46.3

44.0

126.41

45.5

55.1

88

392

85

373

87

478

95

42.6

54.2

49. G

57.8

54.0

49.6

128.OS
126.61
124.53
123.90

43.7

61.9

129.34
130.21
129.58
123.03

29S

28.7

41.1
40.8
33.1
33.1

58.7

121.32
122.95
124.20
128.17

99

27.4

41.1

76
93
92
97

SS

39.2

37.1

46
63
73
61

445

45.3

48.3

37
29
31
30

450

B35.7
42.6

56. G

58.8

49.1

51.5

52,3

6S.9

55.7

55.2

55.6

51.9

54.2

52.4

55.7

54.8

5S.3

56.6

61.3

45.4

41.4

51.0

34.8

SO.a

40.8

37.0

36.4

36.5

41.0

45.9

44.6

51.3

56.7

52.1

52.9

57.4

58. G

218

413

SO

36S

90

April . .

o G cities of the United States. The prices are weighted by the relative importance of each coi
O
Jung t
comfixtures, wholesale price, compiled by the Bureau of the Census, is an average of 12 reports of combined netselL-c. prices to - .... - , •——sale pria
_ . retailers, without freight, on the following - ^
. ..
..
petoive ^ x t - u r e s : Bat ! ltu J t> > washstand, water-closet, sink, two-par cement laundry tub, and 30-gallon range boiler. The plumbing prices aro averages for the month
fixtures: Bathtub, washstand, water-closet, sink, two-part
while b
2
This index™ u m S r J f u r n S e ^ t h r o u g b the courtesy ofthe Aberthaw Construction Co., is designed to show the relative changes in the cost of constructing a standard
concrete factory building. Tho company believes that the year 1914 gives a normal base and that July, 1920, with an index number of 26o, represented the peak of costs.
Beginning with June, 1923, the Morton C. Tuttle Company has also prepared an index on a similar basis, with practically identical results. Thoso index
3
ThVYonftru^
Mws Record, is based upon the costs of stool (structural shapes, Pittsburgh base), cement (f. o. b . Chicago,
exclusive of bags) .lumber (southern pine, Now York base), and the rates paid common labor in the steel industry through 1920 after which common labor rates are averages reported from about 20 cities by correspondents of the Engineering News Record. The prices are weighted on tho basis of the total production of steel, cement, and

fl
Data from reports of identical firms by the
mal 1capacity of 6,000 turns.
Data from the Optical Manufacturers A sxocfation, representing about 60 per cent of tho Industry.
•Twelvemonths'average, May, 1921-April, 1922.
_ iL_ ., , r t _ , , .
8
Yearly figures are not averages of the monthly data but are computed on the total volume for the year as compared with tno 1913 total.

79692°—24



7

98
Table 42.—BUILDING STATISTICS—CONTRACTS

AWARDED.1

[Index n u m b e r s for b a s e year In bold-faced type; n u m e r i c a l d a t a o n opposite page.]
SOUTHEKN
CONSTRUCT0N5
Y E A R AKD MONTH*

BUSINESS
BUILDINGS.

RESIDENTIAL
BUILDINGS.

INDUSTRIAL
BUILDLVGS.

NumNumof
Value. ber j - Square] Value. ber of
p r o 3 feet*
projects.
ects.

Relative to 1919.

a 62
a 43

49
57
42
36

100
60
103
152
149

100
57
85
128
148

100
67
103
159
186

100
102
137
166
13a

100
114
177
23S
193

100
144
204
254
228

100
95
115
121
107

100
9S
150
171
136

100
119
151
181
145

4843
32
25

117
119
92
118

93
9Q
69
89

173
214;
22a
216

244
195
228
233

246

10G
85.
114

136
155
155
147

137
201
206
158

135
2i;
204
145

26
43
41
34

132
133
117
106

108
109
112
109

135
127
128
143

193
122
89.
S7T

221.
169178
172.

266

139
127
97
78

253142
105-

235
132
106
124

46
25
57
57

85
77
153
187

90
82
151
157

107
107
172
187

64
78
143
190

104
121
265
3S0

121

72
69
112

101
111
14S.
162

111
119
140
177

193
1S6
159
171

157
156
121
118

199
193
154
143

219
303
301
270

322
425
360
273

331

157
162
162
161

266
274
210
2GL

225
312
230

150
165
166
128

114
128
143
124

143
157
173
17Q

143
127
81
67

190
175
114
122

213

133
125
101

1C9.
154.
140
59

179
1G2
152
72

78
106
137

84
124,
177
175

123
157
1S6

157
1S2141
124

168
1S6
161
150

134
169
123
83

142
172
123
90

»42
3 63
3 71
3 118

21
36<
48
94

100
80
43
51
53

100
S3
23
43
41

100
115"
34'
63
74

1015 monthly av
1916 monthly average.
1017 monthly average..
1918 monthly average..
1OO
81
77
9(3
97

100

84

100
79
82
122
110

82

82

61

87

43

28

00

S7

61

75

38

28

116

73

66

98

35

21

82

87

75

104

133

S9

78

122

42

21

115

04

86

111

56

31

100
168
103

OTHER PUBLIC
AND SE3IIFUBLIC
BUILDINGS.

NumNumNum-I
I
ber of Square
ber of Square
proj- feet. Value. ber of ISquare; vV a ,
projfeet. Value.
proj-l feet. l *ue. ects.
ects.
ects.

Relative
to 1U21.

lmtr monthly average..
1920 monthly average..
1921 monthly average..
VJ22 monthly average..
1923 monthly average.

EDUCATIONAL
BUILDINGS,

74
59
SO

1931*
May..,.
Juno
July....,
August.
September..
October....
November..
December..

18

235
2S7
281

225

S6

81

56

72

55

33

200

78

50

65

46

22

January..,

77

68

52

70

43

24

February.,

130

75

63

116

32

19

March....,

147

115

97

147

48

33

April

193

115

113

174

54

40

May....

212

11G

107

170

54

47

70

111

111

152

53

34

July....

189

97

95

130

45

54

113

53

88

56
47
75
15S

48

m

62

57
50
33

65

35
40
60
47

51

6-4
87
58

109
107
1S6
216

122
112
195
194:

158
143
232,
2311

63
93
143
150

112
20S
214
305

C9
38
30
20

111
113
50
41

194
127
118
133

170;
125
IIS
120

210
176
157
162'.

170:
2QS
223;
1S7

206
194.
. 216
172

244

27fi
211

139
129
120
125

30
44.
3G

84
72
100
54-

123
170
158

112
174
161
151

145
222
209;
193

113
123
97
91

123
204

135
220
218
250

126
91
69

183
151

1922.

June
August.

203

97

84

September..

156

92

es

October

172

9S

74

95

62

November..

226

94

70

89

68

December..

130

SI

C2

77

49

68
45

132
257
369

444
409
322

175
131
143

1033.
January...

125

February..

131

S3

March

241

113

64

92

42

76

92

46

107

130

71

April

225

122

103

134

liny..

197

123

106

157

61

June..

143

9S

91

121

52

July.,

15S

90

77

104

47

| 153

August

92

6S

80

47

September..

150

£5

Octobur....

132

103

115
82

41

91

55

November..

190

102

75

SS

55

December..

173

7G

85

115

50

184
lbi

140
222
226
360

228

January
February
March
April

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Table 43.—BUILDING STATISTICS—CONTRACTS AWARDED.1
[Base year In bold-faced type; index numbers on opposite page.]
SOUTHERN
CONSTRUCTION.2

BUSINESS
BUILDINGS.

Thousands
ol
dollars.

Num- Thou- Thouber of sands
sands
of
Proj- square
of
ects,
dollars.
feet.

YEAR AND
MONTH.

1915 mo.
1916 mo.
1917 mo.
191S mo.

av.
av.
av..
av..
av..

46,273
46,347

Thousands
of
dollars.

3 5,308
3S,050
3 9,042
3 15,075
1,092 9,240 333,806
S95 C,870
26,638
844 5,437
27,662
1,053
7,936
41,358
l,0G0 7,727
37,177

Thousands
of
square
feet.

RESIDENTIAL
BUILDINGS.

Thousands
of
square
feet.

Thousands
of
dollars.

$8,912
15,212
20,668
40,202

19,000
18,167
12,583
* 8,667

6 3 6 13,772
511
10,652
274
2,9S1
323
5,463
33S
5,184

42,744
49,080
14,444
27,084
31,563

3,999 20,157
2,414
11,460
4,118 17,047
6,083 25,866
5,961 29,521

70,767
47,177
73,154
112,285
131,896

EDUCATIONAL
BUILDINGS.

OTHER PUBLIC
AND SEMirUIJLIC
BUILDINGS.*

$34,832
40,275
29,548
25,381

Number of
projects.

av.
av.
av.
av.

1919 mo.
1920 mo.
1921 mo.
1922 mo.
1923 mo.

INDUSTRIAL
BUILDINGS.

Number of
projects.

N u m - Thou- Thou- N u m - Thou- Thouber of sands sands ber of sands sands
of
of
proj- square
of
proj- square
of
ects.
feet. dollars. ects.
feet. dollars

166 1,915 S9.9C0
170 2,190
14,358
227 3,382 20,319
275 4,549
25,279
231 3,703 22,711

298 2,249 14,476
2S2 2,211
17.220
312 3,3GG 21,7SS
301 3,853 20,2GS
320 3,062 21,017

1921.
May
June
July
August

22,630
24,842
31,935
22,531

952
795
954

5,632
5,645
G,070
0,940

24,494
24,494
33,240
35,277

275
244
22L
251

3,543
3,581
2,641
2,292

20,404
18,502
13,604
10,832

4,683
4,758
3,6S4
4,729

18,804
18,227
13,961
17,949

.75,175
60,452
80,329

287
355
371
358

4,068
3,731
4,369
4,457

24,462
23,441
28,602
27,959

405
401
461
437

3,054
4,530
4,625
3,560

19,606
31,441
29,50S
21,036

September.,
October
November..
December..

36,469
31,532
23,610
55,029

971
1,029
SSO
847

7,174
7,991
5,158
4,583

41,259
37,405
24,221
22,056

269
357
350
290

2,706
3,984
4,197
2,846

11,283
18,419
17,695
14,553

5,2S6
5,314
4,6S1

21,709
21,978
22,666
21,901

95,303
89,650
90,324
100,897

321
202
147
144

4,238
3,228
3,416
3,297

26,459
22,429
18,212
15,046

415
378
290
233

5,700
3,203
2,363
2,601

33,969
19,090
15,349
18,001

1922.
January
February...
March
April

21,143
35,774
40,548
52,993

744
815
1,252
1,255

4,811
6,264
8,953
10,419

23,696
39,240
49,758
58,711

271
205
306
345

3,033
2,417
4,165
5,130

19,695
10,733
24,270
24,312

3,410
3,079
6,322
7,484

18,083
16,490
30,34S
31,666

75,723
• 75,728
121,551
132,478

107
130
238
316

2,001
2,325
5,071
7,277

12,067
13,110
25,575
36,719

215
205
335
400

2,268
2,503
3,33$
3,638

16,034
17,277
20,222
25,560

May
June
July
August

,

58,338
49,341
52,054
56,828

1,270
1,213
1,059
1,057

9,841
10,289
8,7S0
7,793

57,515
51,489
44,020
38,122

344
339
285
335

5,941
4,305
6,870
11,262

23,893
20,277
31,883
67,374

7,705
7,454
6,347
6,857

31,604
31,519
24,392
23,712

140,933
136,359
108,951
100,883

364
503
499
449

6,161
8,132
6,901
5,228

32,925
44,245
40,690
32,055

467
484
484
479

5,092
6,165
4,716
5,874

43,169
32, m
45,127
33,321

September..
October
November..
December..

42,977
47,342
C2,116
35,822

1,003
1,066
880

9,074
6,873
6,427
5,710

45,907
32,037
29,938
25,868

306
396
430
314

4,569
7,242
0,415
4,202

26,3S5
27,640
29,242
19,298

6,005
6,599
6,623
5,111

23,059
25,814
2S, 759
24,950

101,428
110,776
-122,469
120,139

237
211
135
112

3,644
3,343
2,180
2,330

21,214
17,437
13,0oS
14,251

397
371
302
196

3,802
3,473
3,141
1,322

25,020
23,474
21, OSS
10,385

1923.
January
February.
March
April

34,449
30,095
66,398
62,045

S43
909
1,239
1,331

5,870
7,044
9,886
9,561

30,975
30,999
44,076
45,322

265
295
450
440

4,410
5,096
7,673
5,997

21,944
27,513
37,034
24,913

4,342
4,272
7,459
8,647

24,586
22,668
39,286
39,174

111,730
101,040
164,267
163,476

105
154
23S
249

2,153
3,992
4,092
•5,849

13,906
22,10S
22,550
35,822

19G
231
317
408

1,&S9
2,7S9
3,fiSl
3,942

12,730
17,7S1
22,797
26,9S6

May
June
July
August

[

54,285
39,416
43,603
42,159

1,341
1,007
98S
1,000

9,759
8,387
7,094
6,245

53,133*
40,830
35,267
27,169

391
330
297
301

8,826
4,S17
3,861
3,367

47,557
48,506
21,197
17,717

7,750
5,096
4,709
5,321

34,332
25,251
23,693
24,106

148,773
124,417
111,138
114,317

2S3
346
370
310

3,949
3,717
4,131
3,2S5

24,346
22,676
27,512
21,036

413
3S5
359
372

3,529
4,103
3,179
2,7S2

24,012
26,863
23,240
21,670

September..
October
November..
December..

41,312
36,436
52,420
47,545

930
1,12S
1,112
827

6,966
7,582
6.90G
7,426

38,954
30,685
29,792
38,922

263
351
351
317

4,056
3,877
5,031
4,591

35,919
30,692
42,694
23,124

4,905
6,817
6,330
5,882

22,530
35,00S
33,114
30,501

102,331
156,934
147,716
136,561

18S
213
161
151

2,304
3,907
3,529
3,464

13,461
21,923
21,722
2o,46S

206
375
270
221

3,018
3,791
2,773
1,863

20,553
24,956
17,873
13,077

1,022

1924.
January....
February...
March
April
See footnotes on opposite page also.
c
ses of building in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklai i? | ° u t h Ca™tfiia, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia.
^ X f ^ ^ ^ f A g & n m
separately: "Hospitals and Institutions » -Public Buildings," "Social and Recreational Buildings/' and -Religious
emorial Buildings." Details through July, 1923, may be found in the August, 1923 (No. 24), issue of the Survey, pp. 94-9i.
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100
Table 44.—BUILDING CONTKACTS AND FIRE LOSSES.1
{Base year in bold-faced type.]
CONTRACTS AWARDED.

CONTRACTS AWARDED.
FIRE
LOSSES.

1'ubUc works
and utilities.

YEAE AND MONTH.

Grand total.'

NumNumber of
b
Value. projprojects.
ects.

Sq.
feet.

United Great
Value. States. Britain.*
Relative to
1920.

Relative to 1919.

Public works and
utilities.

United
States.
Number
of
projects.

Thousands
of
dollars.

INDEX NUMBERS.
1913 monthly average.
1919 monthly average..
1920 monthly average..
1D21 monthly average..
1922 monthly average.,
1923 monthly average.,

100
123
124
153
145

115
103
89
92

65
64
HI
125

160
164
144
152

120
99
60
59

100
113
91
112
111

100
70
95
131
12S

132
124
82
65

85
84
a?

119
118
100
90

January,.,
February.,
March
April

49
52
120
144

45
51
124
180

74
70
135
157

May....
June....
July....
August.

183
193
187

153
138
189
119

September..
October
November..
December..

177
111
86
70

57
72

Number
of
projects.

.

Thousands
of
square
feet

Thousands
of
dollars.

Great
Britain.

Thousands
of
dollars.

Thousands
of £
sterling.

2-2,41 C
27,571
27,721
31,241
32,433

707
6-14
514

NUMERICAL DATA.

65
100
93
91
130
135

100
82
10S
133
134

Grand total.

FIRE
LOSSES.

3

110,770

100
91
73

654
534
704
869
674

41,834
47,195
38/265
46,847
46,447

6,862
4,821
6,520
8,971
S,7SS

33,491
32,267
47,745
49.302

214,990
211,102
196,648
279,410
291,177

114
125
117
129

106

861

67
74

538
423

35,414
35,141
26,397
27,833

8,144
8,096
6,S91
6,1.81

41,702
40,436
37,SIS
35,272

210,186
222,4S0
192,311
198,518

25,502
27,955
26,179
28,90S

750
620
475
525

77
83
137
164

172
131
178
13S

182
67
61
49

318
338
7ss
940

18,735
21,193
51,997
75,251

5,073
4,782
9,250
10,746

30,201
30,061
51,9.17
58,146

166,320
177,473
203,637
353,102

3?, 063
29,304
39,911
31,010

1,285
477
505
347

12S
130
111
116

169
160
163
150

" 133
108
164
96

112
64
59
40

1,19"
1,259
1,220
1,272

63,817
57,940
79,162
49,£25

11,358
11,249
9,902
10,457

59,639
60,526
51,705
5-1,019

362,590
343,410
350,081
322,007

29,S69
24,103
36,003
21,580

455
410
2S2

133
139
132
103

95
100
101
83

126
118
114
100

185
179
137
212

49
43
72
63

1,155
919
5*30
461

50,379
41,477
27,516
24,875

9,108
9,5GS
9,079
7,060

44,275
46,800
46,016
38,003

271,493
253,137
244,360
215,213

41,515
40,065
30,776
47,426

845
305
510
444

89
92
154.
ISO

S3
89
139
138

101
107
155

163
191
184
146

133

103

62
72
102
146'

79
90
314

373
471
839
1,260

25,929
30,185
42,5S6
60,926

6,126
6,338
10,516
12,336

38,917
41,611
64,920
64,527

217,333
220,933
333,518
357,475

30,615
42,771
41,160
32,038

937
555
036
2,218

May....
June
July....
August.

.207
173
1S3
164

182
•140
133
122

168
122
115
122

.129
99
90
85

174
150
12S
118

152
155
123
109

178
101
103
133

1,351
1,134
1,196
1,072

76,284
53,080
55,70S
51,134

11,536
8,372
7,925
8,3S1

60,430
46,3 M
42,021
39,783

374,400
323,559
274,225
253,106

34,010
34,S52
27,491
24,474

1,261
711
731
937

September..
October....
November..
December..

140
146
80
55

100
129
70
73

109
143
12S
113

S3
116
112
102

118
149
135
125

128
140
133
113

101
103

916
953
561
357

42,030
53,907
29,40S
30,555

7,500
9,844
8,791
7,757

38,903
54,255
51,972
47,S45

253,525
319,860
2S0,263
207,916

28,739
31,398
21), 702
25,337

657
715
729

1921.
September..
October
November..
December. .

100
72
102
106

1933.

1933.
January..,
February.
March
April
,

1924.
January
February
March
April




123

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Table 45.—CEMENT.1
[Base year In bold-faced type.]
CONCRETE
PAVEMENTS
CONTRACTED
FOR.

PORTLAND CEMENT.

YEAB AND MONTH.

Production.

Stocks
Ship- a t endof
ments.

month

Wholesale
price, net, without bags.
Chicago
district.

Production.

Total.* Roads.
Lehigh
Valley
mills.

Relative to 1913.

Relative to 1919.

Shipments.

1918 monthly average
1919 monthly average
1920 monthly average
1921 monthly average
1922 monthly average
1923 monthly average
1923.
January
February.
March..
April..
May
June......
July
August... •
September....
October..
November.
December.
1933.
January . .
February. _
March.. ,
A i r ;i
May....
June... „„
Julv
August
Septomber.
October
November...
December

100

1OO

1OO

97

114

89

100

93

93

101

94

89

99

10G

99

m

116

101

102

09

153

157

77
87
108
107
124
149

80
97
108
107
131
153

84
87
65
91
85
S2

166
166
ISO'
153
159
170

197
196
230
208
194
211

5G

40

119

148

169

56

44

12G

148

87
120

95

106

116

129

146

172

147

18 9

151

187

152

60
74

69

169

148

169

216

232

148

169

255

265

115

148

169

244

241

96

15S

191

174

147

75
51

158

191

206

185

194

163

191

137

102

149

168

42

173

242

142

127

100

174

37

173

242

105

81

78

148

13S

47

173

214

79

81

113

66

81

171

214

84

90

104

76
82
140
175

102

15S

214

121
116

173
173

• 214
214

138
109

102

173

214

66
141
12S
165

90

173

214

212

175

S9

173

214

172

156

161

193
ISO

Per barrel.

Thous.of square yds.

$1,002

$.039

.89

089

m

1.40

5,S91
6,700
8,306
8,191
9,4S9
11,448

5,894
7,167
7,999
7,921
9,714
11,324

9,386
9,S09
7,278
10,161
9,572
9,231

1.67
1.66
1.80
1.54
t.61
]L.72

1.75
1.74
2.05
1.85
1.73
1.S8

4,435
3,264
4,686
6,595
6,530

»3,435
2,454
3,062
4,S63
4,245

931
285
002
592

13,316
14,142
11,84S
14,470

1.50
1.50
1.50
1.50

1.50
1.50
1.50
1.50

2,655
3,308
9,602
11,374

2,357
2,639
7,979
9,112

11,176
11 245
11,557
11 6G4

12 749
13 470
13,850
14 361

12, S93
10,748
8,433
5,746

1.50
1.60
1.60
1.64

1.50
1.70
1.70
1.70

10,852
7,769
9,195
6,117

8,271
5,044
6,348
3,497

11,424
12,2S7
11 349
8,671

12,444
12 854
10 167
4,S53

4,724
4,149
5,320
9,103

1.75
1.75
1.75
1.73

2.15
2.15
1.90
1.90

6,319
4,680
3,528
3,744

4,374
2,797
2,789
3,095

62

7 990
8,210
9,SS0
11,359 •

5 628
6,090
10,326
12,954

11,477
13,596
13,045
11,463

1.60
1.75
1.75
1.75

1.90
1.90
1.90
1.90

2,956
6,272 .
5,6S4
7,370

2,140
4,725
3,737
4,550

132

12,910
12 3S2
12,620
12,957

14,257
13,307
13,712
14,971

10,144
9,163
8,0S1
6,0S0

1.75
1.75
1.75
1.75

1.90
1.90
1.90
1.90

9,431
7,675
6,407
8,780

5,997
5,373
3,212
5,606

13,698
14,285
10,251
6,403

5,533
4,612
6,991
10,581

1.75
1.75
. 1.67
1.65

1.90
1.90
1.78
1.75

6,823
7,486
5,356
4,713

4,537
4,191
3,2^7
3,550

7,589

4 291
4,273
6,685
9 243

186

72

173

214

144

94

1G9

203

54

173

214

197

163

171
174

185
193
139
87

49
41

173
173

214
214

153
168

132
122

62

166

200

120

96

13,109
13,350
12,603

94

163

197

106

103

9,997

164

Roads.

11,230
12,773
11,312
11,054
11,080

164

130

Total.*
Lchigh
Valley
mills.

7,721

j

»1OO
71
107
142
124

108

Chicago
district.

7,391
7,203
7,219
7,852
7,542

7,675
7,353
7,146

1OO
73
105
148
148

107
129
14S

Wholesale
price, net, without bags.

NUMERICAL DATA.

1OO

96

100

Stocks
at end
of
month.

Thousands of barrels.

INDEX NUMBERS.
1913 monthly average
1914 monthly average
1915 monthly average
1916 monthly average
1917 monthly average.

CONCRETE
PAVEMENTS
CONTRACTED
FOR,

PORTLAND CEMENT.

2
3
7
8

.95

079

1.19

1 03

1924.

March
April

oTthe^umerJcaUOli monthly Average', 3,221,000 yards was actually reported. The remainder is the prorated portion of a total of 3,333,309 yards for the year of
pavement less than 6 inches thick not allocated by class of pavement. This has been prorated to roads on the basis of the roads' share of allocated contracts.




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Table 46.—HARDWOOD LUMBER AND FURNITURE.
[Index numbers for base year In bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]
NORTHERN
HARDWOODS. 5

MICHIGAN
HARDWOODS.'

YEAR AND MONTH.

RETAIL
LUMBER
SALES.
RURAL
YARDS.'

COMPOSITE
PRICES/

Logs.

Lumber.

Pro- Ship- [Stocks] Pro- S h i p duc- ments end of d u c - ments.
tion.
mo.
tion.

Hardwood.

Softwood.

FURNITURE.*

WALNUT.*

Made
Ship- U n Into ! Stocks!ments.! filled
Pro- Ship- Stocksj P u r orders.]
lumon
duc- ments. on
chases.! ber
hand.
tion.
and hand.

veneer,

Itel. to
1U10.
1913 monthly
10H monthly
1915 monthly
191ft monthly
1917 monthly

•Relative to 1913.

Relative to 1917.

Rel. to
1920.

Relative to 1920.

Relative to 1922.

87
89
110

100
7S
87
103
119

390
75
< 55
74
50
44

103
116
121
OS
04
132

110
131
10S
75
135
151

100.0
96.4
112.0

100.0
55.7
61.6
68.5

1OO
140

1OO
124

1OO
80

1OO
165

1OO
159

35
2S
29
34

06
58
55
57

111
94
137
104

102
75
125
107

92.6
92.2
93.1
90.6

55.2
56.2
55.6
55.6

73
109
123
125

77
93

61
103
106
108

76
134
111
87

30
96
122
101

100

average..
average..
average..
average..
avenge.

ReL to
1921.

no
>1OO

100

100

191S monthly average.
1919 monthly average.... 1 100
1920 monthly average
75
1921 monthly overage....
US
19*22 monthly average....
63
1023 monthly average
5S

78
70
67
46
•IS
5G

75
50
30
40
46

.1023
January..,
February.,
March.....
April

23
16
32
49

54
46
41

May....
Juno....
July....
August.

70
05
79
93

52
51
44

33
33
40
51

5S
59
57
54

109
00
75
SO

110
160
102
170

90.5
93.6
97,7
9S.0

58.2
62.0
61.6
62.6

120
10S
95
93

SO
107
117
96

114
113
111
109

110
112
72
91

SeptcmlKT......
October
November
December

94
OS
SO
29

47
45
44
52

42
40
43
59

55
51
49
49

72
74
81
107

154
143
164
145

97.5
101.0
101.8
10S.4

67.7
67.1

63
89
102
100

80
122
138
107

105

January
February
March
April

32
20
34
49

65
56
52
47

55
43
W
49

48
47
46
45

14S
155
173
161

149
114
160
159

109.0
115.4
116.2
120.2

69.3
70.8
72.8
74.5

124
112
149
131

May....
Juno...
July....
August.

73
01
74
71

66
61
50
53

42

46
47
41
43

171
14S
119
111

135
154
131
160

119.3
117.9
113.6
100.5

73.8
73.1
69.0
65.0

September
October
November
December.,....

73
$2
67
31

48
54
49
OS

99
90
114

149
175
1CS
158

107.8
106. i
104.9
104.2

63.3
63.1
63.9
63.3

104.2
104.6

63.7
66.1

48

3

1OO
60
74

100

67
127
127
140

67
60
75
58

26
26
24
18

127
112
100
105

136
102
99
85

67
65
63

21
29
35
42

79
106
113
110

78
76
73
90

S2
94
101

84

70
102
108
127

46
56
58
41

128
125
150
156

84
82
77
70

160
186
165

150
119
151
154

94
116
152
162

85
83
105
92

54
51
53
50

155
156
154
122

132
119
93
109

72
77
83
84

181
173
150
159

180
181
188
144

163
175
141
160

100
88
S3
101

123
143
167
151

106
123
136
107

78
80
83
90

125
157
179
177

144
168
176
157

161
165
187
212

08
116

100

23
35

157

1023.

11)24.
January
February
March
April

42
33
47

53
49
50
40

42
43
47
44
42
42
36

See footnotes on opposite page also.
.
»Retail lumber sales, compiled by tho Federal Reserve Sank of Minneapolis, represents the total lumber sales for 637 yards in the Minneapolis (ninth) Fede
Reserve District. Details by months back to January, 1920, may bo found in tho October, 1923, issue (No. 26), p p . 58-60- These sales include softwoods as wen »
hardwoods.
xmntt
a Data on Michigan hardwoods (chiefly maple, birch, basswood, and beech) are actual figures reported by about 40 mills each month to the Michigan JIardwooa -<**«'•
facturtrs' A ssociation. Tho number of mills varies from 35 to 62, but 44 is the highest number reporting since the beginning of 1920.
* Quarterly average.
«Ten mouths' average.
+ai»hial
* Compiled by the Northern Hemlock and Hardwood Manufacturers' Association, representing chiefly Wisconsin and upper Michigan mills. These figures represent am*»
reports from CO to 75 mills each month. The hardwoods cut are mostly maple, birch, and beech.




103

Table 47.—HARDWOOD LUMBER AND FURNITURE.
[Base year In bold-faced type; Index numbers on opposite page.]
MICTIIGAN
HARDWOODS.'
RETAIL
LUMBER
SALES,
UUKAL
YEAR AND MONTII. YAKDS.i

NOUTH12RN
COMPOSITE
HARDWOODS.^
P1UCES.6
Lumber.

Production*

Ship- Stocks,
end of
ments. month.

Production.

Shipments

monthly av.
monthly av.
monthly av.
monthly a v .
monthly a v .

1918
1919
1920
1921
1922
1923

monthly a v .
monthly av.
monthly a v .
monthly av.
monthly a v .
monthly a v .

Hard- Soft
wood. wood.

Dollars per M
ft., b. m.

Thousands of feet, board measure.
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917

WALNUT/

ITKXITUKIV
Logs.

ProShip- Stoclcs
duc- m e n t s .
on
tion.
hand.

Thousands of feet, board
measure.

Made

Into
Pur- lumber Stork;
on
liases. and
hand,

Ship- I'nflllod
ments. orders.

1

veneer.

Thousands of feet, log
measure.

Vnluo, avor;i;;«
per firm, dollars.

27,763

31,306 s 223,961

2S,318
31,034
24,755
25,296
31,061

14,078
10,888
11,804
10,901

21,573
21,119
18,699
12,652
13,191
15,484

21,576 3 201,053
23,427 3 169,0S0
15,564 * 122,468
9,358
165,9S4
12,471
124,627
14,558
98,202

29,241
32,732
34,206
27,838
26,500
37,397

27,813
33,328
27,509
19,007
34,204
33,352

$41.77
40.20
46.80

27.63
30.53
33.9S

1,807
2,538

1,927
2,391

10,214
8,153

1,460
2,410

1,327
2,114

3,2S2

4,259
2,918
5,943
9,130

14,S96
12,787
11,478
13,402

10,881
8,647
9,173
10,790

148,631
129,070
123,330
127,966

31,399
23,660

38.69
38.52
38.99
37.82

27.39
27.87
27.53
27.59

•1,325
1,902
2.217
2,200

1,4S9
1,784
1,840
1,707

6,278
10,496
10,824
11,007

1,113
1,951
1,019
1,269

392
1,270
1,615
1,313

1,393
2,613
2,643
2,923

23,0S4
24,118
30,186

29,404

25,841
19,059
31,675
27,228

23,234

33, SCO
32, S2S
30,5.S0
22,662

May....
June
July....
August.

13,050
17,712
14,826
17,3S9

14,479
14,274
12,169
12,575

11,806
10,235
12,444
16,073

130,444
131,136
128,515
121,257

30,932
25,576
21,376
22,522

27,971
40,623
41,228
43,103

37.82
39.10
40.81
40.93

28.87
30.76
30.52
31.02

2,176
,960
19
,675

1,635
2,053
2,251
1,S52

11,633
11,501
11,314
ll,0S3

l,G03
1,631
1,056
1,333

1,682
1,487
1,324
1,309

2,846
2,125
2,072
1,773

20,900
25,970
25,290
33,301

20,9 -14
37,172
45,394
53,335

September..
October
November..
December...

17, CG2
18,403
14, OSS
5,368

13,057
12,417
12,322
14,439

13,100
14,599
13,525
18,3S3

122,956
113,394
109,786
109,035

20,412
20,874
22,879
30,272

39,0S0
36,262
41,653
36,722

40.75
42.23
42.63
45.29

33.56
33.26
33.62
34.27

,137
,603
,843
,807

1,535
2,345
2,661
2,063

10,713
10,054
9,036
8,503

1,027
1,4S6
1,5S3
1,851

1,015
1,405
1,500
1,458

1,630
1,591
1,523
1,871

32,977
37,630
40,474
34,830

6S,2Sfl
71,789
74,007
62,697

1023.
January
February...
March
April

6,014
3,753
6,424
9,242

18,129
15,442
14,365
13,047

17,200
13,000
16,961
15,538

107,124
106,114
102,477
100,329

42,003
43,938
49,070
45,700

37,771
28,823
40,512
40,366

45.54
48.23
48.52
50.19

34.36
35.12
36.12
36.96

2,245
8,028
2,697
2,360

2,472
2,410
2,892
3,007

8,529
8,351
7,906
7,108

2,451
2,337
2,720
2,406

1,985
1,582
2,002
2,03S

1,957
2,412
3,170
3,3S9

34,2*2
33,524
42,346
37,153

08,57.1
04,802
OS, 030
61,540

May....
Juno
July
August.

13,731
17,073
13,821
13,253

18,281
17,012
13,949
14,853

13,253
13,126
10,273
14,639

102,970
104,862
99,533
97,135

48,531
41,505
33,603
31,462

34,3SS
39,215
33,364
40,674

49. S5
49.26
47.46
45.75

36.62
36.27
34.26
32.25

2,799
2,812
2,785
2,200

2,535
2,293
1,889
2,097

7,355
7,871
8,450
8,553

2,647
2,524
2.190
2,316

2,384
2,405
2,501
1,905

3,395
3, 6 J S
2.931
3,332

40,300
35,323
33,547
40,563

53, MO
54,496
59,901
55,707

September..
October
November...
December...

13,705
15,463
12,583
5,743

13,221
14,865
13,691
18,928

16,533
15,391
15,614
12,562

96,160
92,554
84, (M6
85,119

27,060
27,900
25,372
32,310

37,822
44,469
42,73S
40,037

45.02
44.46
43.83
43.52

31.39
31.31
31.71
31.38

2,214
2,578
3,009
2,730

2,039
2,378
2,623
2,060

7,913
8,121
8,506
9,143

1,830.
2,298
2,618
2,579

1,90.3
2,229
2,342
2,0S3

3,369
3,441
3,895
4,420

39,2S7

53,609
53,313
46.019

43.51
43.71

31.58
32.80

18,781

1923.
January
February...
March
April

1924.
January
February....
March
April

25,390
19,911
22,067
26,011
30,105

|$ 10.206 $128 .OSS
23,040
45,005
29,833

46,575
39.901

See footnotes on opposite page also.
,
These indexes are for the first week in each month as published in "Lumber," and represent a combined weighted average for the respective scries of lumber, based on
„*.«*:
.
,
.
. .,
.*
. , . .
. . 7
.*. , , previous vear, changing about May of each year, when tlio new
i. .. „_•._« •.-- ...u: :— t hemlock, spruce, and cypress.
8




104
Table 48.—MISCELLANEOUS.
IRON PRODUCTS.
CAST-IRON

MALLEABLE CASTINGS.*

PIPES
Orders booked*

Production.
MONTH,

Total.
Tons*
1033,

Tcr cent.

03,293

Jtino..
July
August

..

October

Ratio
to
capacity.

,

Dumber

Shipments*

63. CBS
50,024
56,798
47,112
41,5<SG

CO. 7
57.4
66.5
59.9
59.4
49.2
47.1

Production*

Orders
booked.

Shipments.

To make
on order.

Size n o t
specified.

Tons.

Tons.

39,814
39,131
38,753
35,452
43,978
34,817
40,500

62,8SS
55,922
60,207
54,37S
54,221
44,215
41,328

To s h i p
from
stock.

Total.

88,318
77,823
84,843
77,226
88,000
73,080
59,434

81,208
79,523
84,588
76,945
88,696
80,945
63,714

221,542
204,184
187,105
171,739
137 821
142,430
188,077

17,905
16,839
14,727
14,401
17 431 .
18,238
16,917

199,271
183,130
165,518
155,586
119,947
118,995
16S,3S3

4,366
4,215
6,S60
1 802
443
5,197
2,777

» Complin! from reports to the U. 8, Dcpartmtnt of Commerce, Bureau oftht Census, from 107 identical establishments.
• CorupUH from reports to the U. S. Vnwrtmcntof Crnnmerc^t Bureau ofthi Census, from J2 identical establishments;further details as to sizes, etc., regarding these
its; f
orta,
reports, whicti cover ball and spigot plpo exciuslvo, ire given in press summaries.

HARDWOOD LUMBER.1

1

TOTAL S T O C K S 1

MONTH.

Units
reporting.!

Total
hardwoods.

Gum.

Tottl
hardwoods.

Oak.

Gum.

Oak.

Total
hardwoods.

Oak.

Gum.

Thousands of feet, board measure.

Number.

March
April
Mav
Juno
July

UNFILLED ORDERS.*

UNSOLD S T O C K S .

1023.
i.12
1«5
207
2OU
19U
196
197

Atis'ust
September
Uftr>!>er
Xo\ CiTibrr

,

503,8S9

126,326
139,601
143,922

153,324
161,430
173,410

292,879
345,317
389,352
406,550

77,642
97,711
109,619
113,458

103,003
149,343
136,414
143,391

127,373
127,325
123,886

40,283
42,144
41,320

512,603
£07,791
602,099
535,871

150,854
153,490
143,714
157,260

177,S05.
175,3S3
176,960
1S9,759

408,092
396,997
389,953
413,451

118,351
115,061
108,117
114,761

144,667
139,326
140,534
153,300

129,831
137,720
142,079
154,040

42,149
52,393
50,799
60,053

435,779
479,079

"

41,522
34,699
35,853
38,310
41127
41,819
43,349

»Compiled from reports of tho Ifantwood Manufacturers* Institute, covering hardwood mills throughout the country: further details as to sizes, species, and geographical
distribution are civen in the regular reports of the institute.
'
* End of month.
* A single band mill la considered one unit of production.

PAVING BRICK.1

Production.

Stocks, end
of month*

Shipments.

Orders
received.

Cancellations.

MONTO.

Relative
production to
Unfilled
capacity
orders end o£ (No. 1 and
month.
No. 2
brick).
Per cent.

Thousands of brick, No. 1 quality.

March.
April..
May...
Juno...
July...
August
September.
October...,
November..
December..

1023.
33,315
34,382
31,105
30,529

23,397
26 209
27,251
27,092

70,252
80,170
77,662
80,324
78,835

24,522
34,475
36,078
23,688

1,023
2,158
674
5,340

33,5*7
31,457
31,317
2$,212
23,592

36,446
34,761
34,237
21,699
12,979

74,399
86,530
76,613
77,570
86,930

25,5S6
28,501
23,173
12,601
13,671

3,076
3,787
807
812
2,179

91,752
91,8i9
90,644
110,120
100,444

102,183
91,048
64,531
64,435
60,624

1
Compiled from reports of the Paving Brick Sfanufacturers* Association, covering from 24 to 29 companies each month, stated to represent from 66 to 71 per cent of t
industry; further details 33 tosiw, quality, and geographical distribution may be obtained from the regular reports of the association.




105

Table 49.—YELLOW PINE LUMBER.
[Base year In bold-faced type.]
i

NORTH
CAROLINA
TINEJ

I
Eel. to Rel. to

Relativo to 1917.

1919.

1913.

3

f I

100
79

106

100
90
$6
75
89
97
104

100
37
90
85
89
102

100

74
57

114
147
239
23t

E ;

410,105
331,287
370,070
309,077
451,395
451,911

1,110,239
937,718
1,1S7,5S'.
1,211.171
1,177,027
1.086,042

OX,001 i 47.70 i'

100
114
98
81

115
119
86
75

S6
79
79
82

82
78
75
96

155
184
200
189

95
115
121
126

96
132
134
126

391,918
401,484
423, 702
389, S32

443,646
502,702
434, KJ6
300,0 IS

514,465
531,740
38C, 091
336,710

1,183,012
l,0S3,311
1,087,727
1,125,979

94
88
101
94

76
78
9S
104

83
S2
101
119

So
88
88
85

90
83
101
133

182
189
178
ISO

124
149
153
15S

100
12S
156
156

396,120
373,626
42S, 103
397,553

337,781
315,139
432, (US
458,023

369,971
300,147
448,922
531,155

1,172,052
1,200,701 | 12,511
53,273
1,159,422 ! 07,783

May....
Juno
July....
August.

113
106
105
113

126
111
101
103

147
101
97
115

81
80
SO
81

95
103
101
116

184
198
190
200

155
158
162
160

ISO
103
166
186

477, S9S
449,247
446,468
479,138

556,288
492,198
447,712
453,472

051,505
448,922
434,303
514,465

1,111,878
1,005,5SO
1,091,0 JO
1,117,534

4S, 173
52,293
51, G33
59,214

September
October
November
December...

105
104
105
95

82
84

78

105
102

80
102
103

SS
93
93
S9

9S
87
104
112

215
216
214
216

161
168
161
134

190
20t
185
144

445,258
441,9S0
443,3S9
400,815

364,006
371,665
458,302
450,423

347,414
3S2, S47
450,377
461,411

1,207,900
1,273,446
1,274,418
1,21S, 843

fl,3i7
53,1.57
50,971

1923.
January
February
March
April

109
94
114
101

123
99
111
109

139
108
99
99

84
82
81
77

140
124
119
152

220
221
230
232

120
120

ISO
153

134
152
212
16S

402,571
400,113
4S0,966
428,471

543,218
•136,772
489,923
482,758

622,7.50
483,339
443,355
441,903

1,140,077
l,HS,R3i
1,107,612
l f a30,35S

May
June
July
August

1)3
109
107
113

115
94
100
103

91
79
83
97

74
72
78
78

155
' 181
162
133

224
212
202
195

129
126
136
153

147
139
125
137

478,576

509,334
417,500

452,243 j 440,257
478,015 j 450,377

400,131
353,501
372,779
434,933

1,010,591
1,054.133
1,00-5,574
1,069,295

92,2*0
SI', COO
H7,M)

4S. S7 (
40.57 \
•H.S3 I

September
October
November
December

10G
115
109
89

98

107
105
97
109

79
79
SI
81

84
102
109
155

190
192

149
149

13G
156

1S4
183

153
124

165

447,034
4S0,292
460,685
376,003

477,724
46S,7G9
432,512
485,560

l,aS7,475
1,OS9,30S
1,115,880
1,110,704

42.0S1
51, SI4
33,340
78,990

43.70 |
44.17 !
42.27 |

138

M UA . b . n i .

,w,i37 i -13 io i; :ii>,r>n !

93
95
100
92

97
87

c
X

05,(;sH I 74.33 |j :W,.r.11
2'>.7l'l
43,01:* ; :i3.ys j| :io f ioi ! iv..).u3i'

1921.
September
October
November
December
1922.
January
February
March
April

111

|

NUMERICAL DATA.

141

197
207

153

135

&

IVr M '
feel. ;

Thousands of feet, board meiu

100
93
90
163
151

101

156

!

i
!

**£ ;

o

399,100
379,701
330,229
394,812
430,073
458,971

100
93
SS

z

C

9

£

4215,509
368,325
3S0,,r>24
358,015
375,43S
431, G33
450,165

100
129
80
102

101

S

c
* *

3

It

81
68
87
83
S6
79

81
69
90

•a

Relative to
1919.

INDEX NUMBERS.
1917 mo. a v
1918 mo. a v
1919 mo. av
1920 mo. a v
1921 mo. a v
1922 mo. a v
1923 mo. a v

£5

c

I2
3*

NOKTJI
C'AKOI.INA

ri\i:.<

§5
YEAR AND
M05ITH.

j
i

SOUTHERN PINE

nt

SOUTHERN PINE LUMBERS

450,40S

430,903
4S9,729
427,285
3S3,525

41,077
39/J1S
38,3S7

50,180

71,130
63,2%
CO, 482
77,234

rx.w

1^,237 \ 4S,33:>

35.79
-12.57
47.41
43.57

39,317 I Vi.W*
42,4fJ7 j 12. W )
13,100 | 10,530

4 1 . % .I

42,490

43.53 I; W), S90
4O.9U ,
41.3.5 l! 51,180 i
42.4S |l 5 2 / W !

45.63 j
45.22 !
40.12 !
49.45
49.80 '
49.27 !
49.09 !

51,2.50 |
53,370 I

4 1 , (K»0 I
30, (i.V) :

7, s'M\
2, .T-0

55,230 I 01, ISO
57, 400
55, im
.V.J..VC)

50.7S i; 40,9.7)
50. M f 41,000
52.95 \\ 01,400
53.33
32,300

42.21 I

32,270

\ no
1,0*0

11,170 1 47, M)
42,'.H) | " -""
4fi,C20 | 40,110 j
52, £00
•11,170 I
51,135
50, NJrJ
52,300
42,455

"50,21'5 j
53,20U
41,415

1924.
January
•February
March
April

* The figures for southern yellow- pine, except export, and prices, are computed data furnished by.the ^«W m l J ^ J ^ ^
to fmd the percentage relation between the actual production, shipments, and orders of the mills reporting and the " ^ f e f?rtM"C,V£l 7n? e Amo ni 1? Th f,r
is then applied to tt?e normal production of 192 mills. The average production in the first four months of J , ? n i v ° a , m
A
id
no separate normals f r rders and shipments since th
it
tb
db
d t
^/mVlV
J t HX

't

/Commerce ^Bureauof Foreignand domestic Commerce. Monthly data for the first three months of 1921 and
wportiS? T h l s K r a t i ftl.cn , n f f i t o an arbltra^fl^LC ot 70,000,000 board feet, which represents the approximate monthly average normal production of the nulls
meats, but avoid the rather wide variations due to different mills reporting in different months.



106

Table 50.—OTHER PINE LUMBER.
(Index numbers for base year In bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]
WESTEHN PINE.1

CALIFORNIA
WHITE PINE.1

NORTHERN PINE.*
Lumber.

YEAR AND MONTH.

Production.

StQCkF

Shipol
ments. liend Mi
i on

Relative to 1917.
1917 monthly average
1'JIS monthly a vertigo.

100
101

1919 monthly average*
1920 monthly avcrago.
1921 monthly a v e r a g e
1022 monthly average..
1025 monthly avcrago.,

104
123
CS
110
132

100
89
09
100
70
116
116

1931.
September.
October
November.
I)ccemt>cr..

78
75
53
34

January—
February.
March
April

Bel. to
1020.

Production.

Ship- Stocks,
end of
ments. month.

Production.

100
121
90
103

100
117
113
91

83
06
87
75

125
123
120
119

32
33
01
09

75
81
10G
120

May
Juuo
July
August.,

145
150
130
161

147
158
141
147

September.
October
November.
December..

149
353
134
64

January...
February-,
March
April

Shipments.

Production.

Shipments.

Relative to 1920.

Relative to 1918,

100
92
111
74
126
194

Lath.

1OO

100
85
111
128

1OO

144
194

103
100
139
144
186

112
111
67
50

115
150
116
109

122
160
136
150

110
103
93
91

39
13
14
36

76
75
95
103

90
90

116
177
170
250

127
102

97
104
113
101

59
54
114
160

117
109
131
119

May
Juno....
July
August.,

ISO
177
164
180

September.
October
November..
December..
1924.
January...
February.
March.....
April.

145
151
134
72

92

100
90
131
139

1OO
155
175
193

109
84
30
48

80
04
83
51

175
93
38
55

200
173
120
72

143
142
118
108

56
46
86
129

57
51
68
97

63
54
94
140

93
74
143
138

119
167
127
214

84
130
145
161

169
163
154
163

117
116
114
130

189
212
207
197

157
171
214
845

215
233
161
87

204
185
184
174

141
187
184
180

131
113
66
48

112
107
105
83

160
135
78
45

345
160
159
96

04
87
84
88

53
43
75
175

166
139
176
171

163
139
126
124

86
84
96
124

94
101
111
124

135
171
271
226

139
126
104
110

93
100
107
114

274
200
26S
323

213
219
213
246

153
171
192
221

184
191
174
203

102
99
81

194
226
201
210

226
177
222
237

105
129
109
06

117
120
123
105

259
275
181
104

195
225
191
176

223
247
237
242

142
119
55
70

95
104
88
66

151
127
54
72

209
240
113
90

55

1923.

1923.




See footnotes on opposite page also.

105

107
Table 51.—OTHER PINE LUMBER.
[Base year in bold-f aced type j Index numbers on opposite page]
WESTERN FIXE.t

YEAH

AND M O N T H .

Production.

CALIFORNIA
WHITE PINE.*

Lumber.
Ship*

ments.

Stocks,
end of
month

Production.

Ship- Stocks,
end of
ments. month

Production.

Shipments.

Thousands of feet,
board measure

Thousands of feet, board measure.
1917 monthly average..
1918 monthly average..
1919 monthly average..
1920 monthly average'..
1921 monthly average..
1922 monthly average. 1923 monthly average..

NORTHERN PINE.*

109,357
113,424
113,794
134,407
74,437
120,689
144,788

881,924
1,003,658
791,461
906,137

48,263
58,368
39,110
60,387
101,876

37,284
36,036
29,114
45,784
61,972

287,045
267,276 40,273 50,139
34,204 27,76S
370,303
48,357
382,210
44,512
49-4,177
51,460 40,340

84,984
82.144
63,155
37.145

91,996
105,780
96,496
82,505

1,101,300
1, OSS, 943
1,056,576
1,052,423

58,940
58,348
35,445
26,278

36,543
47,803
37,018
34,827

324,701
427,720
363,69S
401,677

43,767
33,881
12,275
19,205

Production.

Shipments.

Thousands.

110,423
97,784
109,032
110,697
76,840
128,606
128,587

Lath.

52,561 31,900 265,113
0,581

0,357

8,009
12,574
13,290

9,882
11,097
12,292

39,920
47,327
41,799
25,158

16,795
8,878
3,659
5,311

12,70S
10,995
7,635
4,582

1921.

September
October....
November
December
1932.
January
February
March
Anril

3.5,385 S2,874
41,793 89,272
66,509 116,551
103, ISO 132,001

960,705
907,712
823,200
805,870

20,318
9,327
7,290
19,149

24,287
23,893
30,327
32,730

381,316
378,610
314,258
2S7,452

22,530
18,612
34,783
52,096

28,441
25,565
34,295
48,416

6,052
5,160
9,018
13,430

5,903
4,717
9,061
8,748

May.-..
June...
July....,
August-

160,087
163,810
141, S9S
175,630

162,776
173,951
155,837
161,S40

778,475
758,551
794,040
796,220

60,951
93,099
89,306
131,500

37,878
53,327
40,405
68,128

223,190
347,278
3S6,171
430,529

68,252
65,662
62,065
65,741

58,428
58,398
57,109
61,980

18,115
20,2S7
19,880
18,877

0,980
10,896
13,574
21,936

September.
October....
November.
December..

162,479
173,178
149,253
70,050

140,278
112,163
106,071
109,622

856,094
919,1S6
993,484
894,211

112,959
122,692
84,497
45,501

65,051
59,088
58,828
55,471

376,117
494,537
489,042
478,054

52,803
45,688
26,693
19,219

56,363
53,526
52,741
41,717

15,324
12,909
7,503
4,329

21,948
10,183
10,OS5
6,121

1923.
January...
February.
March
April

64,093
59,143
124,18S
175,232

128,711
116,557
144,948
131,040

830,534
766,391
737,489
779,652

28,097
22,699
39,463
91,929

53,102
44,282
56,156
54,444

432,247
367,597
333,169
328,6-10

34,736
33,702
38,714
49,748

49,723
42,SS3
52,720
43,039

9,025
9,671
10,007
11,896

8,759
10,845
17,241
14,342

May
June
July
August..

197,074 153,220
193,505 139,096
179,093 114,813
196,623 131,025

$20,640
885,077
947,445
1,003,508

144,244
152,312
140,679
172,319

63,019
69,947
67,931
78,452

405,835
453,155
507,764
585,358

74,071
76,734
69,978
S3,S62

51,132
49,611
40,058
49,011

18,616
21,663
19,229
20,070

14,381
11,281
14,105
15,091

September .
October
November.,
December..

158,103
165,285
146,S71
78,240

1,035,332
1,058,585
1,080,360
928,626

136,178
144,424
95,254
64,915

62,3oO
71,821
60,851
56,302

592,114
654,668
628,591
040,991

57,379
48,037
22,350
23,207

47,492
52,326
44,251
33,265

14,472
12,131
5,163
6,923

13,300
15,257
7,156
6,736

116,224
141,918
120,443
106,291

1924.
January...
February.
March
April
See footnotes on opposite page also.
to actual and normal production for the mills reporting in each of tho periods shown.
Western Pine Manufacturer? Association has supplied fig
^
.
these figures the per ^ u , V1 unormal production is obtained in each case, and this per cent is applied to the normal production of 54 identical mi
" "
'
e M W „„„ , JCl cent of u l i i i a l
monthly production of these 54 mills is given as 148,000,000 board feet and is estimated to represent 70 per cent of the output ofthe western pine territory.
3
Actual m p i n e reportede by about 20 mills each month to tho California White and Sugar Pine Association; the number of mills varies from 13 to 30.
figures from t h
he
Min
Xortte™ P™ Manufacturers' Association, and includes reports from some 24 mills, both member and nonmember, located chiefly in




108

Table 52.—LUMBER—MISCELLANEOUS

SOFTWOODS.

[Index n u m b e r s for base year I n bold-faced type? n u m e r i c a l d a t a o n opposite page.]

Exports.'

Price,*
No.l,

Pro-

AND MONTTI.

duc- Ship- 1
tion.1 ments. L u m ber.

Timber.

common.

Relativo to 1917. Rel. to Rel. to Rel. to
1919.
1913.
1922.

1900-1913 monthly a v .
1913 monthly a v . . .
1914 monthly a v . . .
1915monthly a v . . .
1916monthly a v . . .
1917 monthly av
It/is monthly
1919 monthly
1920 monthly
iy2l monthly
1922 monthly
1923 montlily

av.
av
,
av
,
av
,
av
av.....

1922.
January
February
March
April

NORTHERN
HEMLOCK. 5

MICHIGAN
SOFTWOODS.

DOUGLAS FIR.

Pro-

duction.

Ship- Stocks,
end of
ments. month

Production*

Relative to 1913.

Relative to 1917.

100

1OO

1S7

se

100

93

86
113
172

82

221

93

100

100

93

146

112
110
101
92
126
160

100
150
151
204
172

100

102

507

107
107
109
85
128

90

100

198
276
325
129
166
211

84
1OO

1OO

*100

45

46

49

43

94

*69
a 50
«52
70
49
43

67

74

. 65

72

63

37

39

40

Shipments.

TOTAL
LUMBER.

CALIFORNIA
REDWOOD. 8

Pro-

duction.

Ship- Orders
rements. ceived.

1OO

36
95
103
97

100

62

118

124

106

106

100

103

131

154

166

142

72
45

173

163

85
94
04
£0
103
114

97

100
115

Exports t
Boards,
planks
etc 2

Rel. to Rel. to
1913. 5-yr. av.

Relative to 1918.

100
89
95
98
91
104
102
53
51
72

Production. 7

100
139

100
121
84
53
51
48
48
71
72
56
72

47

125

26

32

56

55

100

119

139

85

18

34

51

35

33

87

131

135

S4

71

95

90

116

107

237

33

136

115

114

547

197

124

24

34

43

54

58

130

156

169

121

136

217

159

125

51

46

47

66

60

126

126

148

May....
June
July
August...

133

151

210

115

147

57

54

46

72

169

183

219

114

76

140

160

223

123

147

72

48

47

90

103

133

162

148

120

85

136

138

174

66

158

51

43

58

77

85

122

122

128

109

65

136

133

141

84

179

63

50

43

69

81

168

190

215

118

September.
October....
November.,
December..

137

129

146

146

212

63

53

50

67

136

165

144

112

60

133

114

156

85

212

49

43

51

63

140

126

168

112

62

136

110

146

70

212

25

49

47

48

176

182

204

107

65

104

123

145

74

212

35

57

43

53

84

188

179

89

65

1923.
January
February
March
April
May....,
Juno—
July...,
August.,
September.
October....
November..
December..

74

122

156

127

121

212

42

37

44

71

99

150

235

102

73

116

149

146

97

212

32

33

46

59

117

185

208

92

74

148

182

166

153

234

35

40

50

75

160

216

233

117

72

155

176

147

130

234

32

62

40

65

128

185

151

115

79

59

149

166

181

05

234

53

54

39

73

181

201

193

125

163

177

191

123

212

74

50

40

85

90

148

193

136

124

132

144

168

312

212

59

46

40

81

72

124

143

98

115

154

154

189

319

201

78

40

42

£0

74

174

199

176

127
118

155

165

157

30S

190

63

46

45

78.

68

138

175

147

150

161

175

214

201

56

35

47

66

72

146

132

135

123

160

15-4

181

413

201

20

39

44

46

68

185

1S2

145

112

136

132

235

691

190

34

34

44

50

50

106

110

102

93

January
February
March
April
See footnotes on opposite page also.
i The figures of production and shipments of Douglas fir were obtained by applying the percentage figures of actual production and shipments to normal production
UTC??r*<{1? miir a s s a P P U e d b y t*10 ***** Coait Lumbermen's Association to the actual production of 124 mills for May, 1920. The production in that month was

0

%it fio-it'oio board feet.
a E x p o r t figures are from IT. S, Department
XT.

of Commerce,

Bureau

of Foreign and Domestic

Commerce.

* Data from U. 8. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and represent average weekly prices for the month for the State of Washington.
m»,
nntni2a!?f ^ l ^ V ^ H ^ X ^ M l
<h-en?L0CS V° a <*™l?S™» «»P°rted b}Tf bout 40 mills eac£ month to the Michigan hardwood Manufart™vs> Association. The
number of mills vanes from 3o to 62, but and isHardmod
44 the highest number reporting since the beginning of 1920.
Hmlock
60 to 75^nse&clmouthrtkern
Manufacturers' Association, representing chiefly Wisconsin and upper Michigan mills, from actual reports of from




109
Table 53.—LUMBER—MISCELLANEOUS SOFTWOODS.
[Base year In bold-faced type; Index n u m b e r s on opposite page.]
MICHIGAN
SOFTWOODS.*

DOUGLAS FIR.

Exports.2
YEAR AND
MONTH.

Prodnc- Ship- 1
tion.i ments. Lumber.

Timbers.

Thousands of feet, board measure.
1909-13 mo.av.
1913 mo. a v . . , . .
1914 m o . a v . .
1915mo.av.«
1916 mo. av
'
..\_.
1917 mo.av
| £49,165 823.201 I .23,647
1918 mo.av
1919 mo.av
l'J20 mo. a v
1921 mo., a v . . . .
1922 mo. a v . . . .
1923 m o . a v . . . .

.Price,*
No. 1,
common.

• (•

361,251 22,700
374,680
355,432 2,5,095
380, S50
335,735 ' 37,002
297,737
298,505 37,930
440,241 j 408,848
51,225 14,371
515,965 43,165 35.646
508,055
I
330, S31
340,500
367,9S8
439,160

77,093
59,485
87,158
54,4S3

6,815
4,779
28,320
22,916

11.500
12.500
11.500
11.500

May....
June
July....
August.

464,686
48S,861
47G,199
475,878

487,518
518,407
445,625
430,215

52,757
50,020
43,770
35,270

16,548
17,608
9,503
12,007

13.500
13.500
14.500
16.500

May
June
July.
August
September
October
November
December...

!

ments.

Production.

Ship- Orders
rements. ceived.

12,857

8 52,994 j

30,056

9

TOTAL

Production.7

Exports:
Hoards,
planks
etc.*

55,518 j

27,290
16,986

8,108

52,045

23,483

7,621

46,052

26,059

59,475
54,605
50,752
49,716

20,633
13,368
20,290
24,793

13,867
11,931
21,051
21,913

37,3S6
32,648
48, SS4
47,099

34,057
37,536
44,507

48,807
50,137
61,475
45,79S

27,187
33,879
28,857
26,112

35,630
39,240
30,971
29,570

63,162
49,736
45,614
62,827

52,378
46,363
34,818
64,118

62,945
42,412
36,703
61,045

53,607
54,454
50,085
45,633

25,073
23,649
17,963
19,997

32,333
28,171
27,888
20,425

50,901
52,531
66,105
31,527

47,223
35,659
51,9SS
53,5S9

41,447
48,360
58,499
51,492

46,418
48,436
53,490
42,980

26,614
22,320
28,334
24,636

21,535
19,109
28,432
24,117

37,004
43,896
59,844
47,855

42,799
52,740
61,796
52,744

41,100
42,0S5
42,228
44,707

27 640
32,0S6
30,344
30,731

31,170
32,656
26,364
26,961

67,938
55,312
46,385
65,222

48,120
49,806
46,247
47,0C5

29,293
24,711
17,288
18,710

24,743
26,260
24,613
18,249

51,025
54,774
69,23S
39,785

7,563
8,882

21.500
19.500
19.500
18.500

532,261
521,518
498,553
425,585

39,412
43,971
45,368
59,007

44,299
30,783
59,410
99 ; 343 :

17.500
18.500
18.500
17.500

9,345
8,701
10,149

7,243.

6,537

5,556

5,839

5,981

7,128

6,505

10,949

9,180

9,551

12,868

8,913

10,259

8,227

13,476

7,057

10,952

8,218

9,725

6,205

5,027

6,S3S

5,908

5,9SS

119,115

2, OSfi, Ml
V.Zf.2,175
2,141,144

74,724

8,846

13,632
17,641
44,858
45,S17

2,102,537

7,034

6,494

10,863

45,501
47,833
42,150
47,436

30,4-12
32,339
34,653
35,650
33,169
37,974
37,051
19,431
18,435
26,08$
25,351

8,563

534,972
573,266
466,90-1
496,897

476,483

33,643

9,546

19.500
19.500
21.500
21.500

557,151

6 84,180 j

9,832

17,349
13,990
21,994
18,636

542,110

13,200

12,406

31,991
36,604
41,658
36,993

557,330

35,327

8,157

503,701
480,289
589,561
508,074

461,532

100,210 j

6,103

424,242

537,1S5

17,741

4,211

21,088
12,152
10,OS4
10,631

567,626

31,70S

6,083

36,726
39,041
36,574
36,327

521,070

30,718

5,720

415,442
369,332
356,333
398,815

539,871

37,603

4,575

477,222
482,145
474,901
364,436

515,698

37,604

3,117

i
19.500 [ 10,901
8,54S
19.500
4,299
19.500
6,112
19.500

403,561

Produe
tion.

CALIFORNIA
REDWOOD."

Thousands of feet, board measure.

18.250
11,661
25.417 ' 11,294
29.917 \ 9,207
11.833
G,65S
15.250
7,717
19.415
8,473

350, OSt
403,802
402,459
422,157

1923,
January.... „
February
March
April

month

Per

S9.20S
7.917
7.875
10.375
15.875 i 17,*2S8

375,128

Ship- Stocks,
ments. end of

i'Mfeet.

1932.
January...
February..
March
April

September
October
Novomber
December....

Production.

NORTHERN
HEMLOCK. 5

93,9.-9
1*1,210
85,220

37,400
36,404
44,243
39,618
49,035
53,240

28,547

28,745

1,874,419

bo, 152

32,759

39,934

2,009,522

109,2tiS

30,576

2,059,875

129,227

29,472

1,762,204

100, 5S7

47,805

2,270,551

128,515

46,S61

2,491,008

145,7G0

39,922
38,841
48,604
42,479

1,865,240

118,075

23,441
44,010
49,268

1,837,104

125,973

2,078,401

15!),fcfi9

2,103,965

132,£07

2,497,962

135,953

.2,641,883

152,370

2,405,874

115, MS

2,5S3,0S0

123,233

2,452,ISO

100,043
110,152

2,406,850
2,359,*37
1,851,228

115,097

67,422
59,653
66,878
43,347

2,231,014

130,772

2,020,775

132,534

57,326
54,956
40,712
60,912

65,336
38,966
28,117
50,570

50,026
37,599
52,056
31,522

42,14S
38,921
41,744
29,192

2,562,294

128,773

2,518,479

141,(330

2,712, S01

2,7S5,918

152,927
172,250
15$, 937
157,710

2,5S«,319

128,171

2,710,503

127,844

2,731,978
2,523,128

2,463,326

145,920

2,051,504

171,642

1924.
January....
February...
March
April
See footnotes on opposite page also.
Dished from io mills representing 56£ per cent of the capacity of all listed mills. For the remaining i~
- -.
,
-- .
. t
cent of the total listed capacity, and for 1922 reports are available from 14 mills representing V> per cent of the total listed capacity. The actual average monthly prodiu tion
of the 7 reporting mills for 1918 was 14,984,000 feet. On the basis of 40 per cent capacity, the 19IS average monthly production of all-mills is computed as 37.4tiO,000 feet.
•Regarding this as normal production, there has been computed the probable production ol the total redwood capacity based on the proportion which capacity of the reporting
niiUs bears to the total of all mills. The columns on shipments and orders received represent a similar relationship between the actual reported figures and tiie total capacity
of all mills.
1
Figures in this column represent the total cut of 10 species of lumber—yellow pine, Douglas fir, hemlock, western pine, redwood, maple, birch, beech, white fir. and
IT
sugar pine—representing over 70 per cent of the total cut of lumber in tiio United States. Annual figures for 1»13 and 1914 arc from actual reports to the u. 5. Departwent of Agriculture, Forest Service, and from 1915 through 1920 are computed on the basis of actual reports to the Forest Service. Monthly figures for 1920 are obtained by prorating the cut of each species as reported by the associations whose figures are carried in these columns to the Forest Service totals. For subsequent months prorating is
done on an approximate average for the years 1917 to 1920.
J Quarterly average.
•Ten months' averag
verage.




110

Table 54.-FLOORING AND NAVAL STORES.3
nutnt,vt lor bane year in bold«tactd type; numerical data on opposite page.}
OAK FL0OBIHG.

i Produc- Shiporders.
tion,
ments.

rmlwt
Hon.

YfuR iK'

n
100

m
j tWft monthly av.
1017 monthly ay*

13$
173
107

I*»H monthly aw,,'. *
,,.|.........
!<*!** monthly AW.j KM) ' t(J«
j VW monthly ;tv..,!
101
70

73
151
161

100

IOO
100

ifCi monthly a v , . . j
l^:i mont hly av, „,'

IU
117

Kfefc
receipts Stocks receipts Stoefcs
orders. (3 ports). (Sports), (a ports)* (a ports)*

Behtive to 1913.

to 101

j

Orders *£?£%?

ROSXN.*

I«l
Mft

100
70
tt

n

1SS

100
in
14S
191
174

77
100
122
isa

313

131
100
183
232

147

277

78

im
104
230
389
472

too

210

1S7

m
130
226

Relative to 1919*20.3

160
25S
375

174
150
173
151

192
240
B5S

ISO
105
166
143

J37
182
l&l

84
IOO
143
146
143
174

3S3
IOO
109
149
86

8$
100
123
110
148
174

135
100
100

124
119
157
170

104
141
U1
162

150
154
167

187'
206

154
140
171
203

162
156
153
168

172
107
62
36

109
60
79
104

163

15
35
53

106
ISO
176
190
ISO
142
180

163

95
103
129
144

107

109
207
178

94
47
49

256
286
287

59
42
68
95

218
174

117
119
126

373

610

397
418
391

127
153
13S
134

169
220
239

371

132
287
290
288

in
153
161
151

254
133

Hist*
201
209

25
23
'2$

202
IS?

68
105
102

Or toiler.
H7

7ft

223

m
.46

£00

110

Jomury,
March..,

221

04

30

217

KS

110

4H

107
im
110

j

m

.j
j

April.
Mnv.,
July

123
nt
12*)

112
9ft
220

HO

|

162

121

03

104
123
its

}

124
122
323
127

57
35
40
51
61
m
fit
73

SB
S3

r>7
51
53

m j
113 ,
129 j
77

157

April

280
353
325
301

273
451
3S9
214

274

26S

200
180
250

378
370

477

491

m
401

401

m

128

,..J

,352

m

102
139

m

420

173
J3 1
J5I )

115

J

259
305
2m

Hf* i
?

W4
1^7

25»
362

211
229
212
261

32
222

-lime.
July.

20-1
1»
235

in

74

49

4V>

450

35S
39S
402
352

486
440
408

412
3(56
4S3
460

417
5S2
634

319
514
457
4S6

4d
30

428

40

390

232
242

305
321
312
2m
2m
225

425

234

360
393

235
211
256

494

414

557
530
513

445
4S6
564

1SS
212
225

174
174

453

506
518
477
457

SS2
501
491
620

448
429
401
457

See footftotfis on opposite page*

344
462

683
531 *
441
377

450

374

21

785

mi

217

293

283
281
2S1
264
29$
375
452
451

372

mi

...




30S

m
520
658

122
83
S7
116

m
141
127

143
\U
164
167
I6ft
176
174

ill
101

247

105
107
100
331

206

144
247

im
227

170
213

173

Ill

Table 55.—FLOORING AND NAVAL STORES.1
pJuse year h i bold-faced type; Index n u m b e r s o n opposite p a g e ]
MAPLE FLOORING.

Y E A R AND
MONTH.

Produc- Shiption. ments.

OAK FLOOUIXfi.

ltONIX.'

s
s
Ship- Orders
end of Orders Unfilled Produc- ments. booked. end of
tion.
niouLli* booked. orders.
niouLli*

stock** !!

Thousands of feet, bonrd measure.
1909-1913 mo. av.
1913 monthly a v .
1914 monthly av.
1915 monthly a v .
1916 monthly a v .
1917 monthly a v .

4,572
6,675
7,404
9,205
11,563
11,120

1918 monthly a v . .
1919monthly a v . .
1920 monthly a v . .
1921 monthly a v . .
1922 montlily a v . .
1G23monthly av..!

10,383
S,378

11,479
11,731

1921.
May..,
,
Juno
,
July
,
August

8,311
0,038
7,721
8,43S

September.,
October
November..
December..

7,510
10,851
11,329
11,713

January
February
March....
April

11,024

May....
June
July....
August.

11,031

September.,
October....
November..
December..
1023.
January....
February
March
April
,
May
June
July.
August

9,274
9,232
9,47S

11,SC6
10,. 431
13,017
12.518
13,442
12,755
13,64S

13,929
11,333
12,344
11,401
12,069
10,500
10,590

1/3,448
15,963
30,749
28,040
21,343

14,103
5,100
8,991
12,194
11,085

7,963

31,890
32,271
32,2fxS
31,180

10,162

8,234

7,813
9,469

12,312
11,813
11,033

8,100
6,968
10,564

38,2 8 E
>
26,723
10,193
2O,.'U1
26, NOt

4, S5S
10,101
10,715
12,411
22,877
30,103

5,537
11,070

9,S97
10,311
8,9G1
10,541

34,013

22,20-,

46,31.1

23,000

33,060 I

21,752

20,702

28,S78

33, CO!)

44,2.^

12,609
13,630
12,895
15,717

12,702
13,767
12,737
15,670

11,809
12,ISO
10,996
15,256

35,764

9,210

25,70S

37,5SS

11,095

33,408

36,9)9

78,8S3

35,201

9,909

38,435

48,775

SS,TO7

35,352

9,722

33,773

52,801

90,430

10,86S
14,597
17,481
13,891

14,900
16,266
Ifi,933
17,510

16, $37
21,209
19,544
18,005

16,667
27,559
23,771
13,070

33,415

29,204

65,509

SO,008

23.32S

55,066

78,115

313,904

24,551

63,913

95,50!

307,41*0

21,763

9,552
20,808
21,022
20,SSS

23,070

60,905

113,524

330,080

12,226

14,970
16,455
22,G'JO
22,227

13,G00

27,467

21,330

7,054

53,423

61,209

16,003

2$,$50

20,907

3,240

33,201
19,2-SO

23,945

25,251
2S,646
2*, 201
27,037

12,705
12,243
13,010
12,762

23,111
21,34-1
23,90S
25,156

12.093
11,791
11,281
14,444

22,397
21,872
211,580
22,324

23,903
26,357
20,828
23,473

25,672
29,185
26,431
24,510

13,209
25,023
11,354 j 25,539
15,329 | 23,161
15,181
19,060

24,481
16,033
IS 321
10,924

36,0S4
40,200
42,431
36,722

27,473
24,421
32,236
30,700

24,162
25,031
34,964
32,068

8,034
4,9S7
5,671
7,163

24, -578
2S,205
21,715
1S,6S1

34,030
34,342
30,4S9
32,429

32,009
28,007
22, .S01
30,10S

8,603
<J,39i
9,022
1O,3S1

17,671
14,797
l.-)( 129
15,375

28,546
29,267
30,654
26,032

30,421
31,117
28,651
27,435

22,159
24,239

27,742
20,922

23,479

2«,090

24,935

3,301

26,615

33,501

r.




270,

WM

20(1,^(1
G(i, 574

314,074

,is, 203

13,139

58,015

30,60S

23,534

40,417

28,659

4,001

0.1,01!)

24,472

20,245

38,434

3I,:«W

10,731

10*),.1.10

21,340

20,712

35,637

32.300

16,191

21,051

37,173

31,310

2.1, S (9

20^,341
32S.W7

2.V., ?\2(t

2.11, vr.
2*7,ins

o.s, .y,.s

25,971

UK1!, (* IS
100.5i2

21,991

20,120

35,957

29.797

23,973

19,014

32,200

20,-154

31,013

29,269

19,132

35,209

2G,5K2

40, Ifti

23,918

21,230

40,925

24,835

30,137

25,447

CO,398

10,320

33,45S

25,301

50,930 !

39,641

25,297

65,K23 j

25,208

23,749

44,774

79,3S5
ia>,wK>
111,10s

349,917

07,9^7

rv^, 1 . 7
11

5,914

20,238

46,614

2^,010

5,431

11.5M

16,207

15,312

T/J2,747

211,0(13

22,077

26,816

49,5 IS

34,130

IS, 221

15,OS1

33,703

38, -'30

30,014

13,113

116,902

215,100

17,924

4O,7OS

32,000

40, f.SO

71,285

127,008

219,131

27,444

40.634

27,355

43,078

29,072

138,320

35,538

40,300

30,375

114,308

38,616

33.3.13

37,141 |!

115, J2K

30,158

41,407

20,586

33,221

37,851

41,140

32,873
31,8*3
37T7U
47.700

3.1, f-93

30,5.11

Board of Trade, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Pcnsacola Chamber of Commerce, and the JYaval Stow

* Monthly averages for years refer to seasons beginning April lf of year indicated.

119,13s

i M i *J.'t't

29,9M

1921.
January...
February..
March
April
,
1
Data on mapleflooring(including also birch and
armm 70 per cent of the industry; data on oak tloorin " '"
total oakflooringindustry; receipts and stocks at en
^

80,202

21, WVJ

21,914
23,495
21,0S2
27,609

19,S01

20, liOO

2;;.,^r:i

IO.SIO ;

25,109
26,330
25,070
22,60S

19,794

24, 1HK)

W, 200

74, .113

12, W J

18,3S7
13,920
11,078
11,950

9,033
11,595
9,853
8,876

15,250 !

50,721

33,729

30,215
26,719
24,52S
23,272

19,552

22,500

S3,014
22,S07

23,237

7,bOO
13,595

13,725
14,2S0
12,950
14.002

18,S29

6/00
7,ino

12,730

14,905
18,426

19,131

10,500
20, M0

«V!1O

19,262
17,282
20,307
19,S92

18,867

0,100

7,000

7,051
8,105
12,323
13,902

12,999
11,033
10,515

11,780

1.1,03S

33,329
34,218
34 1S7
33,467

6,927

I

14,433

8,533
7,947
10,611
10,429

14,517

4,719

0,104
7,419
9,525
11,429
8, IW

20,500

9,042

11,141

9,632
14,897

Hands

4,7R1
11,782
6,343
14,05$
23,723
28,813

28,893
28,516
2S,3S3
30,SG5

9,472
11,006

12,447
10,422

October
November..
December..

11,848
8,259
8,121
11,034
11,805

4,572
4»tOOi»
6,877
S,?94
11,470
10,440

Stocks

potts*) . ports ., (

Rtxitw.

50,318

310,S20
110,011

3!6 f 220

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Table 56—BRICK.1
[Index numbers for base year in bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]

ShipNew , Unfilled
YEAR ANT> MOXTIZ. Produc- ments. Stocks. orders. orders.
tion.

WHOLESALE
1'itICES.

FACE BRICK.*

SILICA BRICK.*

CLAY FIRE BttlCK.*

Produc-j Ship- Stocks.
tion. ments.

Com*
lium
brick,
Prodiic-1Finished Unfilled Ship- salmon,
run of
tion. stocks orders. ments.
at yards.
Kiln,
Chicago.
Relative

Relative to 1919.
1913 monthly av. (
1914 monthly av.,
1915 monthly av.,
191G monthly av..
1917 monthly av..
191S monthly
1919 monthly
1920 monthly
1921 monthly
1922 monthly
1923 monthly

av.,
av..
av..
av..
av..
av.,

Common
brick,
red,
Xew
York.

Relative to 1913
100
90
97
97
100

100
120
63
92
119

1OO
84
92
122
135

151
LSI

100
93
99
110
121

100
120
45
95
111

100
195
33
58
91

100
106
37
79
93

100
111
35
75
95

100
103
100
92
103

100
117
105
144
147

100
157
182
17S
195

100
176
64
121
169

100
95
145
153

1S9
170
177

182
243
333
232
2tl5
302

102
100
102
105

100
123
57
90
114

50
59
53
54

29
27
28
25

33
32
33
34

28
34
33
52

101
101
99
93

126
137
119
103

1SS
176
186
207

67
G3
5S
52

321
131
84
63

171
171
175
181

232
229
229
221

53
76
100

170
170
173
173

232
255
213
255

1021.
September...
October
November...
December...

49
60
63
67

1932.
January
,
February
March
April

59
6$
84
82

62
59
76
76

100
106
107
10S

61
70
84

25
32
34
42

47
47
65
70

59
62
56
75

87
86
88
87

73
67
126
144

213
211
216
199

us

46
6T»
120
171

May....
June
July....
August.

92
95
93
102

87
90
91
97

110
111
114
117

99
112
10S
102

48
61
72
79

87
82
81
69

76
76
89
83

91
93
90
86

187
183
140
165

18S
176
147
150

173
151
147
152

200
207
167
189

177
17S
1.S6
177

302
307
307
290

September...
October
November...
December...

96
110
111
106

104
117
107
103

113
112
112

116
99
105
99

85
76
76
72

91
112
99
97

81
94
81
78

89
95
101
108

1923.
January
February....
March
April

154
182
151
149

133
160
161
1S2

139
134
105
9G

149
151
145
110

17S
1S2
170
177

255
232
225
266

128
111
131
127

114
105
139
129

118
118
115
114

126
131
193
130

95
126
129

102
103
119

102
103
127
103

111
109
107
101

129
102
147
150

191
203
217
192

May....
June
July....
August.

119
1ST.
226
245

17S
177
175
US

305
305
305
305

133
126
118
123

131
119
114
117

114
117
120
122

137
9s
160
ISO

103
90

115
99
90
81

119
109
103
88

128
115
104

101
99
99
100

107
157
163
171

September..
October
November..
December..

179
173
199
177

110
121
107
92

203
li>7
1SS
163

211
17G
170
174

178
170
375
1S4

305
309
320
311

100
111
97
95

125
129
133
132

94
93
87

78
69
6*

71
86
69
43

70
SO
61
61

100
102
105

•140
165
133
134

M84
194
200
229

146
116
30o
93

139
162
12.S
91

175
182
174
177

305
290
274
200

1924.
January
•February
March
April

i




no

113

Table 57.—BRICK.
[Base y e a r i n bold-faced t y p e ; Index n u m b e r s o n opposite page.]
C L A Y F I R E BRICK.*

Production.

Y E A R AND MONTH.

SILICA BRICK.'

UnShipNew
filled
ments. Stocks. orders. orders.

Pro- Shipd u c - m e n t s . Stocks
tion.

average..
average..
average..
average..
average..
average..

Thousands of bricks.

Per thousand.

average.
average,
average
average.
average..

1918 monthly
1919 monthly
1920 monthly
1921 monthly
1922 monthly
1923 monthly

Common
ComFinbrick,
mon
ished
UnShip- salmon, brick,
stocks filled
ments* r u n of
red,
at
orders.
kiln,
New
yards.
ChiYork.
cago.

Production.

Thousands of bricks.
1913 monthly
1914 monthly
1915 monthly
1916 monthly
1917 monthly

WIIOLESALfi
PRICES.

FACE BRICK.'

$4.94
4.87
4.78
4.78
4.95

$6.56
5.53
6.05
8.04
S.89

7.45
S.95
11.44
9.33
8.71
8,76

11.93
15.96
21.85
15.25
17.36
19.81

50,727
60,715
32,029
46,512
G0,322

50,648
62,438
29,114
45,353
57,882

138,810
129,235
136,967
152,632
168,427

51,434
61,809
22,958
49,075
56,992

93,746
182,513
35,976
5-1,836
85,042

14,062
14,904
5,246
11,095
13,017

14,00S
15,580
4,865
10,522
13,321

41,750
42,911
41,563
38,287
42,881

15,647
18,362
16,3S3
22,460
22,987

34,010
53,269
61,983
60,655
60,141

27,525
48,430 M3,967
17,489 13,328
33,257 20,202
46,518 21,351

24,641
30,409
31,921
34,000

25,931
32,115
29,230
30,596

141,017
139,311
142,002
145,406

25,512
30,133
29,964
27,915

27,033
25,149
25,883
23,108

4,633
4,554
4,572
4,754

3,8S3
4,806
5,282
7,321

42,341
42,089
41,379
38,812

19,649
21,491
IS,607
16,178

63,807
59,969
63,327
70,314

18,309
17,393
15,979
14,228

16,876
18,764
11,690
8,733

8.46
8.57
8.63

15.25
15.00
15.50
14.50

January..
February.
March
April

30,121
34,683
42,626
41,446

31,301
30,043
38,691
38,458

138,574
146,911
149,034
150,292

31,222
35,941
43,093
45,851

23,751
30,357
31,537
39,402

6,581
6,663
9,120
9,830

8,246
7,263
7,837
10,485

36,344
35,743
36,944
36,316

11,438
10,495
19,756
22,5S7

72,391
71,800
73,520
67,511

14,569
21,0i0
27,403
32,512

6,491
9,130
17,589
23,851

8.40
S.3S
S.55
8.52

15.23
16.75
16.25
16.75

May....
June....
July....
August.

46,79-1
48,367
47,260
51,828

44,120
45,772
45,851
49,075

152,259
153,517
158,236
162,876

51,041
57,805
5o,6Sl
52,300

45,300
56,861
67,557
74,399

12,233
11,578
11,332

10,704
10,676
12,533
11,687

37,845
38,747
37,572
35,743

29,264
23,673
21,922
25,750

63,867
59,804
49,959
51,030

47,572
43,283
40,434
41,781

29,202
28,923
23,379
26,361

8.73
8.78
9.16
8.72

19.81
20.15
20.15
19.00

September..
October....
November.„
December..

48,839
55,996
56,546
53,637

52,693
59,299
5-1,423
54,502

156,899
152,101
155,876
155,011

59,771
51,120
54,187
50,884

79,511
70,860
71,096
67,400

12,$61 11,332
15,755 13,161
13,871 11,359
13,653 10,977

37,10S
39,730
42,269
45,081

24,076
28,555
23,6S9
23,309

46,855
54,473
54,6S9
61,903

38,313
36,836
28,947
20,388

20,870
21,075
20,255
15,296

8. SO
8.97
8.70
8.75

16.75
15.25
14.75
17.4S

January..
February.
March....
April
,

64,804
56,075
66,456
64,647

57,569
53,222
70,624
65,276

163,977
163,426
159,180
157,685

64,883
67,164
99,330
66,613

75,421
88,713
118,284
120,564

14,303 14,281
14,544 14,418
16,793 17,804
13,9S1 14,363

'46,174
45,492
44,481
42,242

20,149
16,012
23,004
23,515

64,877
70,751
73,756
65,447

41,087
51,296
62,139
67,371

19,087
13,660
22,384
20,423

8.77
8.73
S.G5
8.79

20.00

May....
June...,
July....
August.

67,242
63,861
60,085
62,209

66,299
60,321
57,569
59,456

158,864
162,404
166,493
169,325

53,086
46,244
47,659
60,6-48

107,352
93,274
84,308
75,500

16,684 17,995
15,264 16,056
14,499 14,581
12,397 12,260

42,297
41,504
41,450
41,586

26,057
24,640
25,494
26,786

60,939
58,875
67,787
CO, 197

57,363
54,123
51,820
46,252

29,421
24,563
23,767
24,334

8.79
8.71
8.65
9.10

20.00
20.30
21.00
20.39

September..
October
November..
December..

55,839
61,265
54,502
46,873

50,727
56,468
48,918
48,131

173,493
178,841
184,425
183,009

48,446
47,974
44,671
47,188

73,219
64,332
60,400
59,142

9,830
11,250
8,519
8,492

41,723
42,597
43,771
41,259

21,862 0 45,463
25,805 47,SGI
21,575 49,393
20,939 56,430

40,134
31,979
29,002
25,611

19,439
22,646
17,836
12,650

8.63
8.98
$.61
8,7G

20.00
19.00
18.00
19,00

1931.
September..
October
November..
December..
1022.

I

1923.

9,967
12,124
9,660
5,980

20.00
20.00
20.00

1924.
January..
February.,
March
April
,
See footnotes on opposite pa^e also.
3
Figures for 1921 are from reports of 15 identical mills with a monthly capacity of 27.305,500 bricks, which is estimated by the association to represent from 78 to SO per
cent of the total silica brick producing capacity of the United States. Figures for earlier years are computed to this capacity from reports of 12 identical mills with a monthly
capacity of 25,448,833 bricks.
.
^ „
,
, 41
u
x,
4
The figures on face brick include data from 32 identical firms reporting to the American Face Brick Association each month. Comparable monthly data for the months
#
of 1919 and 1920 are shown in the April "Survey" (No. 20.)
6
Ten months' average.

ceutage variation rather than the absolute variation in the figures, showing the trend of the movement irrespective of the change in the method of reporting.

 79G920—24


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114
Table 58.—ENAMELED SANITARY WARE.1
[Index n u m b e r s for base year i n bold-faced types n u m e r i c a l d a t a o n opposite p a g e ]

YEAH AND MONTH.

Orders

Orders
Stocks. received' Unfilled
orders*

m

1»J23 mo. av.,

114

100
149
120
209
248

1918rao.av.
1910 mo. av.
193) mo. av.,
I9J1 mo. av.,
1922 mo. av.,

100

50
170
93
79

Relative
to 1921.*
111
122
103
144
78

106
129
136
89

•100
335
602

71
100
112
127
195
229

95
100
31
7S
55
36

47
100
73
77
156
157

61
100
110
'122

107

114

84

63

126

123

87

74

116

124

95

83

103

31
100
53
£9
129
132

135

92

87

124
123
121
134

94
103

104

145

85

97

1C9

67

92
111
70

134
170
130
105

102
85
91
106

109
93
130
18S

135
135
166
181

103
103
122
107

262
221
151
134

200
197
160
174

135
127
148

172
200

TOTAt
SMALL
WARR

Orders Unfilled
received. orders*

Relative to 1919.

104
10S
123
143
98

115
123
13d
148
00

1913 mo. GV.
1914 mo. a v .
IPlomo. a v .
1916 mo. a v .
1917 mo. a w

Orders
Orders
Orders
Orders Orders
shipped, Stocks. received shipped. S t o c k s . received. shipped-

Kelativo
to 1921.3

relative to 1919.

MISCELLANEOUS.

SINKS.

LAVATORIES.

DATIIS.

116
100
53
89
73
44

40
100
65
73
139
139

100
109
119
156
190

72

103

78

96
100
59
112
84
61

61
10O
60
76
142

115

117

84

69

117

120

70

81

125

132

SS

131
134
112
95

92
108
75
71

91
92
- 72
73

130
84
115
153

100
89
107

192
177
147
135

338
376
431

138
124
150
156

397
396
465
495

642
771
81S
851
825

82

100
312
685

1021.
May
June
July

101
US
142
1G3

236
20'2
154
116

61
63

September.
October....
November.,
Decent her...

157
183
14S
112

75
71
96
126

82
S9

74

120

72

60

73

99

80

10S3.
January....
February...
Mnrch
April

127
135
107
143

84
70
91
151

105

13S

73

152

106

154

73

112

199

90

104

222

75

215

358

235

6$

181

434

224

49

1S9

May....
June..,.
July....
August.

237
23S
204
227

113
90
71
54

September.
October
November.,
December..,

219
22S
217
229

50
64
79
82

1923.
January
February...
March
April

243
240
267
241

46S

184

431

206

42

114

449

193

38

110

431

191

40

(

45

117

101

97

115

96

137

104

81

125

101

108

158

108

160

174

107

222

178

97

189

171

83

56
47

141

142

79

117

150

74

166
178
177
189

46
44
49
52

128

167

63

117

154.

63

158

149

63

151

167

70

47

223

1SS

72.

48

190

158

62

49

169

199

6&

40

151

182

67

223
ISO
161
148

GO
57
£7
59

144
102
114
124

51
62.
54.
6S

106
145
149
140

123

461

197

43

497

200

43

609

199

1S6

714

182

43
40
36
36

232
212
.201
186

214
182
210
179

2S
30
31
30

133
101
103
132

193
187
1S2
206

28
31
42
51

116
172
140
154

188
248
202 .
210

167

732

229

144

749

200

107

701

226

91

6S2

206

254
215
221
253

78
67
63
C9

September
October
November
December

242
310
252
231

66
70
S3

93

565

207

105

590

259

102

473

235

146

465

309

US

452

253

134

475

237

,

i




103

71

137

100
81

118

154

71

191

May...,
June
July....
August.

1934.
January
February
March
April

142
US

131
110

See footnotes on opposite page.

118

195

35

84

199

36

S3

ISO.

39

113

210

37

101

182

42

i6a

22S

49

13.0.

207

61

147

220

7S0

619
580

m
5J3
527

115
Table 59.—ENAMELED SANITARY WARE.1
[Base year in bold-faced type; iiidex numbers on opposite page.]

BATHS.
Y E A R AND
MONTH.

LAVATORIES.

Orders
Orders Unfilled
shipped. Stocks. received. orders.

SINKS.

MIS CELLANGOUS.

Orders
Orders
Orders
Orders
Orders
Orders
shipped. Stocks. received. shipped. Stocks. received. shipped. Stocks. received.

TOTAL
SMALL
tt'AKK.*
Unfilled
order**.

Number.
47,754
49,527
55,769
65,230
44,888

av.
av.
av.
av.
av.

39,831
42,450
46,977
51,181
33,172

1918mo. a v .
1919mo. a v . ,
1920 mo. av.,
1921 mo. a v . ,
1922mo. a v . ,
1923 mo. a v .

19,495
34,f>08
51,441
41,510
72,228
85,728

60,630
42,175
20,951
75,324
41,228
33,515

21,514
69,872
36,774
40,911
90,153
92,152

40,810
136,614
245,867

1921.
May
June
July
August

35,011
40,933
49,314
66,515

99,525
85,062
64,969
49,009

35,717
43,973
47,187
61,861

43,668
51,344
47,357
42,218

September.
October....
November.,
December..

54,377
63,217
51,259
38,818

31,474
30,010
40,667
53,140

57,024
62,279
41,173
41,993

1923.
January....
February..
March
April

48,425
52,575
65,243
78,130

53,422
56,759
70,587
60,260

May
June
July
August..

82,100
82,378
70,700
78,435

September.
October
November.
December..

1913 mo.
1914 mo.
1915mo.
1916 mo.
1917 mo.

53,428
57,789
70,620
74,293
48,419

32,697
132,369
4 5 , 7 6 8 139,751
51,438
43,302
58,169
109,318
89,331
77,532
104,605
49,713

34,322
73,612

52,323
56,278
56,733
61,667

117,422
121,9JB9
132,453
128,354

46,686
54,428
61,378
63,832

43,375
39,412
30,763
29,987

66,328
77,293
54,924
45,176

118,272
94,091
100,912
111,834

68,420
49,134
63,815
107,566

42,908
43,368
45,868
66,743

63,047
70,654
91,039
101,482

47,694
37,846
29,756
22,775

150,475
128,876
99,235
82,536

146,129
177,197
191,038
175,791

75,766
78,834
74,943
79,204

21,195
26,799
33,126
34,517

79,722
76,737
89,690
95,633

1923.
January
February...
March
April

85,703
82,912
92,473
83,281

40,530
40,124
42,000
34,308

May
June
July
August..

88,005
74,457
76,479
87,439
83,593
107,308
87,182
79,909

September.
October....
November.,
December..

"31,555
31,655
29,307
40,8S7
22,201

33,097
145,329
54,584 125,814
66,333
60,231
66,458 111,764
93,740
91,879
109,105
55,098

35,059
88,018
B7,502
64,577
122,366
122,313

67,487
66,924
65,861
73,047

105,910
110,776
118,638
129,570

63,250
63,858
60,449
71,191

29,341
32,074
33,155
35,016

91,737
93,365
95,792
105,781

28,061
35,0Si
29,505
36,78S

169,467
173,151
145,166
123,202

67,381
81,978
51,677
49,961

73,101
92,820
70,899
57,430

127,822
107,332
114,830
133,014

77,359
97,104
62,223
62,222

37,268
43,792
33,330
27,518

91,134

91,643

38,359
45,137
31,537
29,879

117,101
119,087
93,10S
03,744

102,190
101,566
126,228
104,543

80,124
68,414
95,891
138,757

73,877
73,660
90,764
98,905

129,586
129,505
152,980
135,071

84,791
71,434
95,137
140,620

38,831
35,446
44,912
49,402

83,242
80,742
86,334
85,528

f>4,545
35,2iO
48,062
63,910

128,811
114,967
138,374
£06,0Si

107,708
102,345
84,077
0-1,219

78,062
68,558
62,349

192,546
162,788
111,455
93,765

109,377
107,671
87,492
95,235

102,747
82,831
70,789
59,400

195,503
166,095
123,938
102,617

50,644
48,507
40,187
42,634

77,788
66,636
62,981
59, OSS

80,341
74,159
61,491
56,516

430,787
486,331
557,4SS
50S.005

183,343
176,047
188,023
202,912

88,161
87,325
90,324
91,692

52,826
56,340
59,645
59,595

99,232
93,800
108,976
124,052

00,456
97,379
96,645
103,418

58,034
55,512
61,183
64,908

112,951
103,089
139,373
132,847

47,450
43,669
42,429
47,336

49,975
50,101
50,451
56,284

57,813
51,832
62,935
65,199

513,113
512,286
600,466
640,140

133,198
129,847
116,514
100,664

248,627
291,549
298,953
305,731

91,116
83,469
104,876
01,704

60,535
56,543
50,127
50,429

170,693
156,033
148,121
136,587

116,539
99,085
114,677
97,834

*59,5S0
59,806
61,391

195,984
167,607
149,144
132,830

53,255
41,766 j
56,359 j
51,618

57,616
49,367
54,332
53,594

93,427
75,431
67,012
61,827

829,235
997,126
1,056,942
1,100,340

32,771
28,411
26,428
29,225

74,585
63,748
64,979
73,169

286,078
278,488
238,731
240,869

103,242
94,312
94,769
118,439

39,481
41,440
42,973
41,381

93,272
74,193
75,494
97,125

105,076
101,855
99,473
112,616

48,378
44,331
45,241
49,394

103,781
73,763
75,539
09,258

55,234
56,388
51,067
69,670

47,650
45,865
45,457
46,995

60,354 1,066,772
42,745 | 1,008,103
47,597
903,944
51,842 I
799, S41

28,005
29,340
31,874
36,165

71,020
101,864
82,599
93,614

193,062
189,705
184,006
194,004

107,737
141,203
115,822
10S,569

43,583
59,379
71,835

85,704
126,474
102,791
113,022

102,521
135,527
110,315
114,560

47,113
53,346
62,072
79,894

89,225
136,963
114,010
129,620

51,714
64,707
5S,Sfii
G2,332

40,933
49,785 |
43,331
46,327

44,567
C0,5G7
62,499
58,660

53,438

56,315
114,567
115,376

23,405
77,031
28,383 79,869
31,062
47,410
33,610
80,301
44,237
67,129
55,408
48,438

82,017

25,427 !i
41,1*00 j
27,091 j
31,803 !
69,337 jj
60,01.1 jj

103,596

749,251
735,351
701,'190
681,446

1924.
January
February...
March
,
April
,
i an
United States.
ffhn ? 3OCiafurnished by the Enameled Sanitary Ware Manufacturers'Associationd said t o represent approximately 9S. per cent of the total o u t p u t in the ata
,,*—
-—„ -,.
.
t™
w , £i
tion explains that orders shipped are tho best current index of the industry. Orders received are Likely to pyramid during periods of great activity to be fol
lowed by cancellations if the demand drops off. Stocks always increase during the winter and spring months because more efficient work at the enameling ovens can ba
uonein cold weather and manufacturers operate at maximum capacity as long as they can finance operations and find storage capacity for the products.
Small ware includes lavatories, sinks, and miscellaneous.
'Average of 8 months, May to December, inclusive.




116
Table 60.—ROOFING.1
[Ilnse year In bold-faced type.]
ROOFING FELT.

PRKPAUHH
HOOFING.3

YKATI A N D M O N T H .

Stocks.
Production
Ship- i or dry Dry felt. Total.
foil.
ments.

1(( hi! iVet o l'.'lM.

PREPARE O
HOOFING .3

Receipts.
Hags.

ShipJVItacelPaper. laneous.j ments.

ROOMING FELT.

Thousands
of rt>cf
squares.11

lative to January, 1023.

1920 monthly a v . .
irril monthly a v . .

Iftrt

li»2o monthh" av..

!

2

54
= 70
82

112

i

95

102

88

95

i
i

2,427

12,268

2 S, 056
2 11,473
15,407

5,855

1,130

2,6P0
2, K2S)
2,7m
3,397

IL'S

' Jnlv

2,079 •
2,300
2
2 1S2
9,016
212,055
2,541
16,078

1,959
1,723
2,360
2,649

i
!

HI

Miscellaneous.

i

(
M

Anrit

Paper.

NUMERICAL DATA.

Ill

1 =03
;
* Si

Rags.

Tons.

IN D1C X NT'MBEKS.
1011 TiifitiiliK* M v

Receipts.

Stoclts.
Production
ol dry
Total.
felt, v Dry felt.

l'''l i
in

2,956
2 S47
2,396
1,960

112
137

November
D (.winter

115
94

1033.
January
IVbrtiarv
March
April

92
91
140
135

100
101
120
112

100
65
69
73

100
92
SI
99

100
83
121
110

100
83
85
89

100
196
03
(52

1,90S
1,952
2,917
2,S14

14,062
14,495
17,297
16,155

2,950
1,006
2,037
2,158

12,972
11,SS9
10,559
12,911

15,034
13,514
18,251
1G,539

0,650
5,548
5,049
5,919

1,187
2, ooi
740
640

Mav
June
July
August

137
120
110
124

125
112
106
110

84
113
133
95

108
89
111
92

89
107'
105
97

95
90
91
91

86
99
127
116

2,S53
2,4S(>
2,279
2,5S2

17,941
16,0S6
15,276
16,723

2,485
3,325
3,923
2,812

14,076
11,598
14,447
14,020

13,504
10,144
15,501
14,605

6,33S
5,988
6,012
6,036

1,019 |
1,179
1,507
17374

September
October
November
Bi'comber

14S
145
124

109
125
112
104

74
67
54
70

£9
86
77
82

77
114
106
.113

78
04
87
74

82
81
71
67

3,076
3,008
2,585

15,671
17,892
16,153
14,885

2,171
1,686
1,592
2,075

12,S4S
11.210
9,963
10; 697

11,621
17,104
15,960
17,056

5,179
6,223
5,789
4,890

969
905
S40
799

1O2-J-.
February
ilarch
April
i Prepared roofing data compiled by the Prepared Roofing Manufacturers' Association, prorated to 100 per cent of the industry, from reports received from 60 to 90 per
cent of the total machine activity, comprising alltypes of asphalt saturated roll roofing whether surfaced or not and all types of asphalt shin cles' data on rooiing felt
from the Frit Manufacturers'Association, including reports from 10 identical mills.
*TCopresontsreports From U mills.
3
Monthly data back to 1919 appeared in the September Issue (No. 25), of the Surveys/ Current JBuiinest,
• A roo f square 13 equivalent to 100 square feet of covering as measured on the roof.




117
Table 61.—FLAXSEED AND COTTONSEED.
[Base year in bold-faced type.]
FLAXSEED.
MINNEAPOLIS.

SEED.

DULUTB[.

Receipts. 2

|,SSfc

ReStocks.s ceipts.'

Stocks,
Shipend
ments.* Stocks.* m o n tofs
h

Relative to 1913.

YEAH AND
MONTH.

FLAXSEED.

COTMINNEAPOLIS.

Relative
to 1919.

Receipts.*

Shipments**

COTTONSEED.

DULUTII.

Stocks. 3

fiecelpts. 3

Shipments.*

Stocks,'

Thousands of bushels.

A.—INDEX NUMBERS.

Stocks,
end of
months
Short Urns.

B.—NUMERICAL DATA.

1913 m. av
1914 m. av
1915 m. av
1916 m.av.
1917 m. av.

100
69
54
79
53

100
30
50
62
63

100
93
39
56
83

100
44
47
58
33

100
49
35
55
34

100
75
34
49
31

1918 m.av.
1919 m.av.
1920 m. av.
1921 m. av.
1922 m, av.
1923 m.av.

56
61
59
50
44
91

53
67
33
73
69
87

22
26
97
416
30
87

33
18
40
35
31
58

31
16
25
41
26
39

8
4
2S
41
8
13

129

943
647
512
741
502

15G
47
78
97
93

233
228
90
130
194

1,036
457
4S7
596
311

1,099
53S
3S2
613
377

2,751
2 000
913
1,300
840

001,192

96
100
58
58
57
65

524
575
552
469
412
862

83
105
51
114
107
136

52
60
226
970
69
203

346
182
412
362
317
603

333
175
278
454
281
425

203
119
753
1,117
230
305

489,442
512,448
200,219
200,101
291,979
335,035

j

1931.
September
October..
November
December

59
122
41
36

126
103
135
59

393
364
315
170

39
54
76
37

28
79
86
54

36
24
20
8

76
143
150
121

559
1,148
389
335

197
169
2U
92

923
848
733
395

399
559
783
385

309
863
943
594

978
654
545
227

390,970
732,651
7G7,31S
620,117

January...
February..
March
April

32
22
27
21

103
77
55
34

73
58
38
22

11
6
12
4

14
6
12
5

5
5
3
6

81
50
20
9

302
204
257
19$

161
120
86
53

170
136
S8
52

116
66
120
45

151
65
127
52

151
131
84
176

414,122
254,015
101,293
40,140

May
June
July......
August

31
24
12
39

29
18
32
49

29
22
6
30

8
14
9
2

13
5
14
4

3 .
5
1

5
4
3
12

290
226
114
368

45
28
50
77

68
51
13
70

87
141
94
21

147
49
150
47

81
134
3d
0

23,380
19,767
13,168
61,303

September.
October.....
November.
December..

95
91
64
67

113
124
117
76

9
33
24
11

50
109
90
53

17
61
86
72

12
22
25
12

80
152
171
154

893
859
600
630

176
193
182
118

21
76
55
26

514
1,126
929
544

189
667
940
788

334
615
674
340

7S0,957
875,431
7S9,949

IB 23.
January...
February...
March
April

50
27
33
52

79
37
52
40

5
3
7
4

13
4
7
5

33
3
4
2

3
1
1

103
59
81
13

469
257
309
4S6

123
58
81
62

12
6
17
9

136
43
75
55

365
35
45
26

70
40
17
9

302, S31
159,922
64,752

May
Jane...
Joly.
August....

42
50
38
116

19
35
33
64

26
60
23

23
52
11

13

23

15
34
11
17

1
11
12
3

5
3
2
23

393
474
358
1,096

29
54
52
100

60
140
S3
31

238
542
110
235

163
378
116
191

14
290
313
85

13,763
12,032
119,551

September.
October...
November,
December.

273
196
133
87

171
253
162
100

155
215
329
205

122
235
148
59

55
143
64
82

26
64
23
15

82
143
155
144

2,577
1,852
1,255
817

267
305
253
156

360
500
767
478

1,266

600

715

419,330

2,434
1,531
60S

1,574
099
900

1,753
627
417

731,281
794,iiG6
735,761

0)

1924.
January . .
February .
March
April
1
1
1
1
1

Except cottonseed stocks at mills from U. 8. Department of Commerce, Bureau oj tne o
Monthly figures are totals of weekly figures with first and last weeks of month prorated.
Stocks at end of week nearest the end of the month. .
Index number less than 1.
Yearly averages are for crop year ending July 31.




408,443

527,839

23,098

118
Table 62.—CHEMICALS—TRADE AND PRICES.
[Base year I n bold-faced type.]
I M P O R T S . * II

Pot- [Nitrate! Sulof
ash.2 soda. phuric
acM.
Y E A R AND MONTH.

IMPORTS.*

WHOLESALE PRICES.

EXTORTS.*

Drugs
Dyes Total and EssenSulami ferti- phar- tial CrudeCliem- tphuric Potash.* Nitrate
of soda.
dye- lizer.3 ma- oils.' drugs. lcals.s acld.7
ceutistuffs.
5
cals.

Relative to 5-yeav average 1909-1913.

Relative to August
1914.

Rela- Dollars
tive to per 100
1913. pounds.

Long too?.

.—INDEX NUMBERS.
1909-1913 mo. a v .
1913 nio. av
1914 mo. av
1915 mo. av
1916 mo. av
1917 mo, a v . . . . . .
l91Smo. a v .
1919 mo. a v .
1920 mo. a v .
1921 mo. a v .
1922 nio. a v .
1923 mo. a v .

1922.
January
February
March
April
May
Juno....
July
August.
September.
October
November.,
December..
1923.
January
February
March
April
May
Juno.....
July
August...
September.
October
November..
December...

100

100

100

1OO

179
1,055
903
863

155
723
2,291
4,639

83
30
32
23

350
79
255
71
104
1T2

1,090

4,843
4,920
9,339
1,976
1,497
1,800

IS
53
114
72

83

22

119

98

44

102

104

54

163

118

69

324

60

149

350

130

115

401

4
4

4
16
70
41
95

259
394
174
169
112

250

73

169

115

98

110

*16

42

49

157

49

245

84

71

105

87

110

253

156

SI

200

71

105

2S1

114

119

228

60

47

249

85

58

79

alOO

Pound3.

Dollars.

Long
tons.

C13,G92

S28,937

103,391

45,143
61,340
101,535
123,601

1,095,015
6,476,002
5,533,025
5,293,426

44,749

209,255
662, S32
l,342,2S0

85,639
30,647
32,747
23,627

762
3,357
14,880
8,739
20,103
19,205

153,766
33,955
110,160
30,767
45,039
74,0&

6,601,220
1,774,627
2,415,922
1,067,934
1,039,20S
6S6,15S

1,401,402

1,423,703
2,702,3SS
571,65S
433,200
520,943

IS,713
54,509
117,994
74,620
77,973
91,371

.80
.80
.80
.84

17,591
20,793
21,925
24,883

9,470
19,100
23,452
29,891

723,337
625,031
1,003,128
1,991,368

657,042
337,826
408,274
345,550

67,011
51,656
66,560
87,311

.SO
.SO
.71
.70

12,585
27,367
52,912
24,288

64,130
49,442
31,307
42,474

2,14S,293
2,481,290
1,034,756
672,533

306,938
345,578
420,505
464,273

15S,149
66.793
57,854
97,525

.74
.73
.70
,70

10,248
10,322
14,959

^52,081
67,029
105,954
45,174

258,144
452,036
512,997
531,956

373,727
452,498
483,264
512,619

55,518
69,509
02,074
65,710

23,221
17,050
22,226
25,077

109,06-1
86,302
121,134
98,577

956,328
438,592
702,355
368,586

400,069
510,227
583,675
574,462

68,668
72,424
89,519
98,236

21,134

100

105
149
235
298

Sulphuric Dyes and Total
acid.
dyestufls. fertilizer.*!

B.—NUMERICAL DATA.

100
30

EXPORTS.*

2100

>100

212
279
201

213

185

242

196

265

202

255

129

158

134

153

75

120

131

174

155

88

142

135

220

172

2,271
1,167
1,722
1,194

65

117

136

134

144

60

115

136

139

148

64

116

135

155

156

84

117

135

177

153

1,061
1,194
1,454
1,604

153

116

135

177

159

64

115

133

177

157

56

115

130

178

156

94

115

135

177

152

1,292
1,564
1,670
1,772

54

121

131

182

149

67

128

122

195

154

1.00
1.00
1.30
2.00
1.70

18,247
6,304
772
831

1,60
1.00
1.12
.91
.76
.73

43,177

89

131

121

196

160

64

137

123

204

164

1,383

66

135

124

208

173

1,784

70

132

125

239

176

2,034

87

133

128

253

178

1,935

95

132

134

253

180

.70
.70
,70
.71

US
63

2,000

101

132

137

244

1,611

114

140

139

231

ISO
177
169
168

.75
.75
.75
.75

10,005
17,975
19,303
20,496

107,329
25,204
58,196
66,637

900,330
356,573
797,102
1,619,840

578,707
466,15-1
835,972
416,032

104,611
117,405
119,423
95,326

173
165
165
165

.75
.75
.75
.75

13,828
22,446
14,508
24,322

51,543
56,788
30,456
87,780

810,832
356,297
531,401
359,665

447,869
B35f049
478,429
413,734

130,419
63,789
85,133
51,406

91

135

130

2,SS9

116

143

141

219

97

131

264

1,438

92

142

136

208

65

119

132

1,548

126

158

133

206

106

132

5$

1,849

62

158

135

200

69

71

87

1,653

82

155

139

.206

115

203

1,430

50

149

144

171

1924.
January

February.
March..,
April....
i Data compiled b y U* S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce.
ncudes
* Includes potash importe as chemicals and also the muriate and sulphate used in fertilizers.
imported
3 Largely phosphate rock.
rock
< C v fit 21 d
l
< Covers first 21 days only, during which period the old tariff law was in effect; remaining 9 days included with October.
* Compiled by the Oil, Painty and Drug Reporter from weekly wholesale quotations of 40 crude botanical drugs, 20 essentic
j . respectively.
itanical vin*feo, *.v caoL-uuui uus, uuu oo drugs and pharmaceutical chemicals, resnectivelv.
„
„,.„.„„«* drugs, 20 essential oils, and 35 uiugs aim pii
6
The chemical prico index from Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering includes quotations on 25 commodities selected on the basis of their importa
„.„
„„ _ , „ . v t
both qualitatively and quantitatively the principal branches of the chemical industry. These prices are weighted on the basis of total production, plus «nco as representing
rreeklv prices.
year 1919. The figures are averages of weekly nrices.
.
_
f total production plus total imports In the
7
"Wholesale average monthly price of 66° sulphuric acid at New York from U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, No index number has been given, *w
the base price is an oven 100 and thus each month's price is also an index number based on 1913 as 100.




119

Table 63.—WOOD CHEMICALS.
[Base year In bcld-faced type.)
ACETATE OP
LIME.

Y E A R ANT>
MONTH.

METHANOL.

Pro- Ship- Stocks
duc- ments, (end
of
tion.

mo.)*

ACETATE O F O M B .

ProStocks Wood
duc- Ship- (end
cartion. ments.
b o n - Wood.
of
ized.
mo.).

Shipt

Kelativei to 1922.

<e

- mo.) j

1920 mo. a v . .
1921 m o . a v . .
1922 mo. a v . .
1923 mo. a v . .

122 !

47
100

83

:

53,

12,421 ;
4,835 !
10,445 : 13,6S3 j 35,836
13,700 ! 13,421 14,269

100
40

100
126

100
105

100
91

100 '

67
61
80
87

160
161
160
146

87
85
100

43
50
81
86

110
118

81
84
97
75

101
8,543
9,114 •
107 :! 8,841 i 8,337 :
103 ., 10,462 | 10,949 ,
102
8,142 : 11,873 .

104
118
130
115

129
103
SO
62

81 j

84
84

90

94 !

81
88
94

90

104,

113 'j
111 I
i o s -;
101

101

85 !

94
88
112
144

52
52
51
43

100

131

Gallons.

Wood.

Cords.

NUMERICAL DATA.

I
i

115

119

Wood
carbonized.

Stocks
(end of
mo.)

Shipments.

tlon

Thousands of pounds.

I N D E X NUMBEItS.

CON- 1STOCKS
SUMP- (end of
TION. j montli).

BIETHANOL.

126 I

100
84

652,021
324,504
567,409 635,563
716,144 606,718

2,749,407
8,491,877

494,981 307^29S
483,439 j 316,091
514,932
569,450
450,529 547r3S0

3,033,460
3,178,484
3,278,495
3,194,563

52,153 952,493
53,777 1,006,323
62,304 907,676
48,122
961,969

3,115,562
3,047,116
2,962,94S
2,78S,023

51,881
56,313
60,726
60,639

2,272,5S5
2,109,222
2,005,803
2,006,617

60,109
74, US
93,025
98,268

2,000,039
2,044,429
2,133,093
2,194,7S9

93,470
81,912
S7,514
82,040

2,429,617
2,526,412
2,669,895
2,866,218

90,509
85,864
78,244
75,259

760,123

526,623

65,722

732,399

74,130

799,9S3
S22,502
S16,3OO
837,733

78,580
34,177
64,286
SO, 787

829,227
826,847
942,8Si
79 i, 744

1022*
January...
February..
March
April
,
May....
June....
July....
August.
September..
October....
November..
December..
1923.
January
February...
March
April
May....
June....
Juy
August.,
September....
October
November
December....

82
85
100
78
80
82
03
91
94
117
144
154

151
129
143
131
142
133
126
124
112
124
141
113

i
92
113
141
153

119
100
120
109

33

157
129
139
126

131
102
96
50

25
27
27
41

141
130
115
115

60
92
103

50
52
54
52

101
117
133
110

40
3G

116 !

57,281
57,843
57,297 ,
52,464 '

8,400

14,223 ! 43,222 \: 458,739

534,96S

1 0 4 •• 8,592
9,671
100

16,177 : 36,824 - 484,822
j

536,366

17,817

28,840 " 510,489

594,809

15,679

22,264 = 508,250

663,323

94 I

9,512

955,866
934,861
943,234
920,512

f

83

160
125,
142 j
141 ! '

l\
73

94

:!

115
145 :
153

100

9,771 " 12,844
12,192 i 12,074

18,607

643,379 I 797,190

96

15,077

15,345

18,365

793,382 I 902,258

90

16,137

19,753

15,405

833,831

i :. 15,721 • 16,261 : 14,143

136

73 |l

153 I

105

74 j

127 :

84

13,470

136 I

81

14,960

16,490

79.

13,69S

14,S70 !
1

10S
10S

SO

•12S !

88
92
97

141
131
122
117

99
81
76

lOi

83
115

101

102
115
123
105

106

99
94,

119

18,616 j 522,620 1,017,744

99

667,929

17,933

9,007
9,756
13,145 j 9,767

798,369

566,870

736,806

629,250

652,955

514,279

7,721

13,180

$5

866,339

730,590

13,995

14,439

S4-|

893,418

14,499
12,902
11,393

14,624

654,822

481, 111

18,034
18,549
19,249
18,800

574,124

2,902,923
2,S51,93S
2,726, S66
SS9,3G2
753,166 I 2,592,293

13,635

si ; 14,823 .
•
83

894,347

12,960

80

11,675

8,227

B7

12,973

12,623

87

14,655

14,034

11,814

12,144

791,457

689,023

713,643

684,261

666,364
756,740
624,433

82,030
67,6G9

93S,7C6
929,454
902,422
850,973

813,499
796,541
765,045
749,363

782,579
796,413
796,794

i

"Compiled from njpurts of the Nathiial Wuud Chirmkul Association to which are ad.ted reports direct to t h e Hurts® oftk4 Crntxt* from almost an the nonmember firms.
Firms reporting in September represented 91 per cent of t h e total capacity i n the industry.

NEWSPRINT IN HANDS OF PUBLISHERS.
[As compiled b y American Newspaper Publishers Association from reports of 40S Identical ne^rspapers.]
June.

July.

AugUSt.

September.

October. November.

1923.
TOD3.

XJsed
Sold
On hand, end of month

....

Total stocks, end of month
Days' supply (based on consumption)




147,82^
35,424
1S3,243

195J1S

35,377
220,443

186,130
125,242
120,759
2,106
188,509
32,373
240,887

43

52

59

59

132, llfi
143,40s*
125,441
~
?..

148,101
134.109
116.370
1,723
163.992
31,126

:i03,402
l[3S,0S7
1L14,93O
1,4S7
185,071

188,663
137,674
136,073
1,841
183,422
31,130
219,552

187,815
129,801
131,580
1,933
184,153
33,492
217,645

49

49

120
Table 64.-FATS, OILS, AND RAW MATERIALS.1
[Index numbers tor base year in bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page,]

ANIMAL FATS, GREASES, AND DERIVATIVES.

Production.

Consumption.

TOTAL DERIVATIVES.

TOTAL GREASES.

TOTAL ANIMAL FATS.
YEAE AND MONTH.

Production.

Stocks.

Consumption.

Stocks.

Production.

Consumption.

Stocks.

Relative to 1919.
1919 quarterly
1920 quarterly
1921 quarterly
1922 quarterly
1023 quarterly

100
133
104
127
105

1OO
124
122
136
147

100
97
89
119
132

100
103
142
80
84

100
107
129
1S2
1S2

100

103
107

119
94
109

114
111
96

166
118
103

129
115
219

100
102

99
OS
135

106
87
105

105

139
135
114
127

10&
103
106
106

167
232
137
121

128
127
111
123

74
89
82
106

140
157
148
121

144
141
124
148

100
90
91
104

129
179
117
84

142
140
119
142

119
118
112
127

177
168
149
171

average.
average,
average.
average
average.

103
89
92
107

96
134
100

155
155
131

150
131
1U
135

100
112
129
139
166

1920.
Apr. 1 to June 30
July 1 to Sept. 30
Oct. 1 to Dee. 31

1931.
Jan. 1 to Mar. 31
Apr. 1 to June 30
July 1 to Sept. 30
Oct. 1 to Dec. 31
1922.
Jan. 1 to Mar. 31
Aprill to June30.
July 1 to Sept. 30
Oct. 1 to Dec. 31
1923.
Jan.ltoMar.31
Apr. 1 to June 30
*
July 1 to Sept. 30
Oct. 1 to Dec. 31

100

U6

93
88
109
118

100
90
95
85
7S

81

100
78
90

96
101
162
155

93
92

104
99
77
101

105
85
67
62

183
151
176
218

101
91
114
130

98
103
69
72

70
94
83
84

199
157
166
207

128
108
106
128

SO
88
69
74

RAW MATERIALS FOR VEGETABLE OILS.
COPRA.

PEANUTS—HULLED

FLAXSEED.

CORN GERMS.

YEAR AND MOKTH.

Consumption.

Stocks.

Consumption.

Stocks.

Consumption.

Stocks.

Consumption.

Stocks.

Relative to 1919.
100
8
8
7
4

100
298
18
3
4

1OO
60
50
82
110

1OO
48
26
48
30

100
99
84
101
110

100
&i
£3
58
65

100
104
105
99
138

1OO
250
192
141
259

1930.
Apr. 1 to June 30
July 1 to Sept.30....
Oct. 1 to Dec.31....

10
12

12
10

56
61
49

31
30

101
112
55

51
49
45

100
103

250
209
353

1931.
Jan. 1 to Mar,31....
Apr. 1 to June 30
July 1 to Sept.30....
Oct.ltoDec.31

8
12
4
8

13
9
14

41
33
63
64

14
13
49
30

63
74
96
104

52
43
44
68

103
103
94
122

101
169
179
320

4
3
2
2

97
75
64
93

G9
47
29
47

108
96
01
108

41
61
76
5o

109
6G
90
139

93
83
170
217

107
115
93
123

32
36
%
42

104
100
96
137

81
121
24
33

134
141
133
145

91
188
264
493

1919 quarterly average..
1920 quarterly average..
1921 quarterly average..
1922 quarterly average..
1923 quarterly average..

1923.

Jan.ltoMar.31....
Aprill to June 30...
July 1 to Sept. 30....
Oct. 1 to Dec. 31....
1023.
Jan. 1 to Mar. 31
Apr. 1 to June 30
July 1 to Sept. 30....
Oct. 1. to Dec. 31...



10
9

1

See footnote on page 125.

'Index number less than 1.

121

Table 65.—FATS, OILS, AND RAW MATERIALS.1
[Base year i n bold-laced t y p e ; Index n u m b e r s o n opposite page.]

ANIMAL FATS, GREASES, AND DERIVATIVES.
TOTAL ANIMAL F A T S .

TOTAL GREASES.

TOTAL DERIVATIVES.

Y E A R AND MONTH.

ProducContion.
sumption.

Stocks.

ProducContion*
sumption,

ProducContion.
sumption,

Stocks.

Stocks.

Thousands of pounds.
1919 quarterly average..
1920 quarterly average..
1921 quarterlyaverage..
1922 quarterly average.
1923 quarterly average.

1920.
Apr. 1 to June 30...,
July 1 to Sept.30....
Oct. 1 to Dec. 31
1931.
Jan. 1 to Mar.31.....
Apr. 1 to June 30.,.,
July 1 to Sept. 30...,
Oct. 1 to Dec. 31
1933.
Jan. 1 to Mar. 31
Apr. 1 to June 30..-.
July 1 to Sept. 30..,.
Oct. 1 to Dec. 31
1933.
Jan. 1 to Mar. 31....
Apr. 1 to June 30
Julyl to Sept. 30....
Oct. 1 to Dee. 31....

367,518
410,676
473,351
511,436
611,277

144,308
149,276
154,017
138,982
140,861

138,071
183,033
226,668
175,396
144,350

69,648

436,845
346,900
401,499

163,829
160,077
138,737

512,557
496,082
419,742
465,024

85,258
94,626
102,238

51,565
50,273
45,150
61,249
67,999

67,374
69,695
95,407
53,; i i
56,748

364,740
284,478
340,325
480,906
4S2,386

208,804
204,039
183,764
227,104
245,689

183,695
165,241
174,864
156,808
142,700

229,794
163,105
142,090

90,129
80,290
82,884

51,677
52,675
35,204

66,925
66,036
90,892

280,087
230,681
278,824

219,040
194,382
170,141

183,180
142,725
164,487

153,439
155,957
153,237
153,434

230,025
320,015
189,089
167,542

89,311
88,433
77,492
85,794

38,068
45,699
42,174
54,657

94,633
105,859
99,407
81,728

252,894
267,532
429,836
411,036

166,644
183,151
193,489
191,771

191,337
181,377
141,169
185,571

530,176
516,487
456,441
542,641

144,620
129,838
131,879
149,592

177,468
247,235
161,034
115,848

98,823
97,772
83,206
98,702

61,234
60,635
57,658
65,469

70,463
57,445
45,029
41,907

483,256
398,792
465,527

209,989
189,511
237,138
271,779

179,186
188,476
126,595
132,975

147,979
128,073
133,232
154,158

132,060
184,960
137,434
122,944

107,725
108,078
91,318
101,832

77,517
67,407
57,252
69,819

47,314
63,006
59,806
56,860

526,803

617,830
548,327
628,023

268,134
226,020
220,575
268,026

146,423
162,251
125,959
136,135

86,384

576, <M9

415,216
440,474
547,049

RAW MATERIALS FOR VEGETABLE OILS.
PEANUTS—HULLED.

CORN GERMS.

COPRA.

YEAR AND MONTH,

Consumption.

Consumption.

Stocks.

Stocks*

Consumption.

Stocks.

FLAXSEED.
Consumption.

Stocks.

Tons.
1919 quarterly
1920 quarterly
1921 quarterly
1922 quarterly
1923 quarterly

average.
average..
average.,
average average..

1920.
Apr. ltd June 30....
July 1 to Sept. 30....
Oct. 1 to Dec. 31
1921.
Jan. 1 to Mar. 31
Apr. 1 to June30....
July 1 to Sept. 30....
Oct. 1 to Dec. 31
1922.
Jan. 1 to Mar.31.....
Apr. 1 to June 30
July 1 to Sept. 30....
Oct: 1 to Dec. 31
1923.
Jan. 1 to Mar.31....
Apr. 1 to June 30
July 1 to Sept. 30....
Oct. 1 to Dec. 31



42,153
25,276
21,161
34,674
46,245

32,184
10,665
5,869
10,705
6,615

36,645
36,395
30,830
36,889
•40,143

842
536
448
491
548

172,934
179,382
182,182
170,371
239,217

29,853
74,703
57,409
42,019
77,268

4,213

1,330
1,064

23,803
25,784
20,591

9,360
6,786
6,606

37,163
41,105
20,323

430
415
382

179,402
183,168
177,561

74,539
62,485
115,302

2,822
4,325
1,584
2,992

4,021
1,450
970
1,564

17,372
14,113
26,382
26,776

3,100
2,821
10,84*9
6,705

22,978
27,088
35,012
38,242

441
406
370
576

177,611
177,285
162,747
211,086

30,063
50,557
£3,354
05,662

3,492
3,046
893
2,893

463
344
191
277

40,844
31,741
26,964
39,148

15,299
10,507
6,542
10,472

39,464
35.086
33,279
39,726

343
510
641
470

187,968
96,358
156,316
240,843

27,806
24,852
50,763
64,656

1,161
1,826
213
1,800

541
62
102
$61

45,239
48,631
39,080
52,031

7,070
8,085
2,071
9,232

3S,243
36,751
35,206
50,372

684
1,023
202
282

232,183
243,302
230,234
251,149

27,136
56,053
78,737
147,144

35,426
2,9S0
2,931
2,581
1,250

2,276
3,716

11,148
33,184
2,001
319

1

See footnote on page 125.

122

Table 66.—ARGENTINE MOVEMENT OF GRAIN AND FLAXSEED.1
[Base year in bold-faced type,}
VISIBLE SUPPLY.*

EXPORTS.^
Wlieat.
YEAR AND
MOKXII.

Flour. Grain.

Corn.

Oats.

FlaxFlaxseed. Wheat Corn* seed.

Flour.

Grain.

Corn.

Eel. to Thous.
ofbbls.
1914.

Relative to 1913.

1OO
35
SO
82
33

100
74
Ql
63
19

100
40
67
90
31

100
S3
96
63
14

100
37
170
396
183

100
149
219
299
106

100
194
326
71

141
263
138
30
73

107
117
181
5S
133

14
52
92
59
53

61
37
48
44
82

3S
84
103
134
91

276
11C
164
147
15S
189

103
178
195
108
103
111

*209
359
200
394
243
293

1921.
January....
February...
March
,
April

2
27
37
44

20
77
90
150

51
32
12
13

71
101
177
107

71
93
143
255

46
29
23
17

May
Juro
July
August

43
34
57
33

107
91
65
23

50
72
137
$6

84
141
235
121

329
255
143
71

September..
October....
November..
December..

56
47
37
34

20
11
7
35

87
56
51
61

126
116
78
189

72
100
122
114

1922.
January....
February...
March
April

09
95
94
64

103
236
232
166

41
41
30
20

91
79
67
66

229
272
1S6
2S6

112
63
85
69

165
149
172
101

51
51
48
38

124
J04
179
121

September..
October
November..
December..,

69
57
63
35

53
60
86
66

60
103
102
107

66
76
76
45

1923*
January
February....
March
April
,

97
56
42
64

140
3S2
207
197

29
15
20

May
Juno
July
August

35*
75
40
U

181
168
103
110

65
115
103
79

141

63
86

113
73

84
63

1919 mo. av
1920 mo. av
1921 mo. av
1922 mo. a v . . . .
1023 mo. a v .

May
June
July
August

September
October..,
November,
December
1924.
January
February
March
April

:

25

141
101
73
27

Flaxseed.

3,406
5,193
7,617
10,445
3,717

728
1,415
2,374
515

2,588

.7,028
2,866

3,336
2,761
3,219
2,099
464

165
303
161
35
85

9,177
10,064
15,571
5,002
11,444

2,181
8,154
14,471
9,301
9,092

3,112
1,914
2,355
2,242
1,636

1,234
2,807
3,446
4,463
3,038

7,130
2,992
4,240
3,S14
4,101
4,903

3,617
6,233
6,S30
3,767
3, COO
3,807

> 1,520
2,617
1,457
2,867
1,76S
2,168

275
412
440
549

32
43
52

1,713
6,628
7,792
12,906

8,105
5,027
1,870
2,115

2,130
2,152
2,377
2,895

2,360
3,365
5,905
5,556

l,S50
2,405
3,700
6, COO

1,600
1,000
£00
600

2,000
3,000
3,200
4,000

137
172
229
149

824
385
330
275

50
40
67
39

9,174
7,847
5,594
1,984

7,816
11,333
21,531
13,535

1,132
2,018
4,118
3,739

2,810
4,6S9
7,855
4,041

8,510
6,600
3,700
1,850

4,800
6,000
8,000
5,200

6,000
2,800
2,400
2,000

149
114
137

357
192
192
495

65
55
43
40

1,760
955
637

13,650
8,870

3,040

9,562

3,002
275
1,065
1,202

4,213
3,865
2, GOO
6,292

1,859
2,590
3,145
2,960

5,200
4,000
4, gOO
3,200

2,600
1,400
1,400
3,600

275
302
385
385

81
111
110
75

9,323
20,309
20,007
14,259

6,435
6,535
4,786
3,205

2,113
4,680
2,424
960

3,049

57
46
£0

5,920

2,625

7,030

2,000
2,220
2,800
2,800

214
143
129
71

137
92
69
34

247
220
220
137

131

si

14,245
12,865
14,814
8,720

8,012
8,055
7,526
6,071

71
71
100

114
217
206
114

137
137
137

81
67
74
41

4,589
6,183
7,371
5,647

129

8,612
3,003
7,692

4,810

2,193

7,400

1,499
3,713
1,361
902

4,120
3,476
5,976
4,027

5,550
3,700
3,323
1,850

4,800
3,200
2,400
1,200

1,800
1,600
1,600
1,000

9,403
16,172
16,068
16,835

709
569
320
374

2,199
2,550

1,850

2,519

2,500

1,486

3,330

4,000
7,600
7,200
4,000

1,000

1,850

2,400

12,038
32,904
17,829
16,926

12,593
4,578
2,440
3,120

7,216
5,183
3,722
1,365

8,027
6,523
8,0S0
5,902

4,440
5, ISO
7,400
8,510

1,600
£00
1,200
3,200

2, (M0
2,600
4,000
4,800

10,202
18,103
17,067
12,492

2,112

98

15,615
14,484
8,843
9,503

1,169

3,268
3,590
3,297
1,621

5,920
3,700
4,810
3,700

6,000
8,000
8,000
4,500

3,200
2,200
2,000
1,600

1,S93
2,174

1,609
1,447
630

3,600
4,000
3,200
2,000

1,200
800

1,378

4,440
3,700
2,960
4,070

74
99

172

46
23
34
92

275
357
549
659

114

28
28
23

98
108
99
49

229
143
1S6
143

172
229
229
137

440
302
275
220

41

37
43

48
43

172

103
114
92
57

192

74

9,725

165

101

6,256

13,251
9,877

56

2,132

5,433

157

65
49
75

88
47

110
30

4,740

2,237

200
286
329

143

9G4
4,641
10,256

2,400
2,000
1,600
2, $00

196
242
177

19

Corn*

5,108
5,031
3,403
4,615
1,560

117
63
109
135
105

241

27

Wheat.

15,771
11,622
14,20s
9,429
2,933

114
34

Flaxseed*

NUMERICAL DATA.

1DO
54
93
115
90

lOlSmo. av

Oats.

Thousands of bushels.

INDEX NUMBERS.
1913 ma. a v . . .
1914rao.a v . . .
1915rao.a v . . .
1910 mo. a v . . .
1917 rao. a v . . . .

VISIBLE SUPPLY.2

JSXPORTS.1

1,455
1,433

1,000
1,005

1,-400

220

j

iBack data on of Agriculture. Figures are converted from original data in metric tons.
Argentine Minister Argentine cereal exports from the Bolethi Mensual de Estadistka Agricola; current data from the Estadistka Agro-Pecuaria, publications directed by
*
and corn in chief ports reported by Modern Miller3 At end of week nearest to end
the Oil, Faint, and Drug Reporter. of month. Visible supply of wheat and com in chief ports reported by Modern Miller. Vis
Tea-month flvprsoa
Visible supply of flazseed as reported in




123

Table 67.—VEGETABLE OILS.1
[Base year In bold-faced type.]
L I N - LINSEED SEED
OIL
OIL. CAKE.

COTTONSEED OIL,
CHUDE«

VEGETABLE
OILS.

OLEOMARGARINE.

Shipments Stocks, Profrom
end of ducMinneapolis. month. tion.

Ex- Total Pro- Conimports: ports.* duc- sumption. tion.*

Relative to 1913. Relative to 1919.

Y E A R AND
MONTH.

LINSEED
OIL.

LINSEED
OIL
CAKE.

Relative to 1913.

Shipments
from
Minneapolis.

1913 monthly
1914 monthly
1915 monthly
1916 monthly
1917 monthly
1918 monthly

av..
av..
av..
av..
av..
av..

100
78
65
70
73
61

G9
57
62
61
53

1919monthly
1920 monthly
1921 monthly
1922monthly
1923monthly

av..
av..
av..
av..
av..

66
52
54
54
71

61
40
50
36
57

55

27

57

42

49

52

39

59

42
44
43
40

3 100
3 124
»96
*141
3 172
8 305

3 100
»99
*100
8
105
193
241

100

3 316

254
254
147
127

245
253
148
126
158

10,026
7,856
8,157
8,150
10,763

May....
Juno....
July....
August.

85
110

106
99

109
58
41
36

100
110

1OO
91
99
71
76

61
58
76
24
16

»133
249
245

53

84

28

211

136

149

107

167

37

127

176

181

116

166

37

225

154

148

104

119

43

149

152

164

52

101

94

42

229

134

142

51

72

82

34

234

121

103

31

57

66

36

380

132

129

14

33

22

16

301

117

115

52

1922.
January
February...,
March
April
,

15

25

12

12

308

114

108

12

13

10

246

102

85

8

237

101

126

182

108

15

U28

118

136

18

258

148

136

107
59
61

14

7

7
7

18

September..
October
November..
December..

September..
October
,
November..
December..

100
61

10

13
87
164
167
126

74

50

58

77

54

107

72

52

121

65

67

114

5S

96

55

44

87

53

51

63

57

53

39

65

33
42

12

40

43

5

66

52

18
10
8
13

25

49

132
91
56
37

8

8 334

105
161
227

47

194

157

467

42

293

174

168

32

295

168

174

23

256

154

166

18

229

171

166

19

301

155

152

11

373

143

156

S

364

117

120

9

226

110

98

8

231

13S

152

7

124

158

167

13

164

181

179

145

63
174
164

22

156

203

146

U6

25

211

166

S4

55

36

110

SO

98

103

88

101

81

Production.

Exports.5

OLEOMARGARINE.

Total
Imports.*

Production.

Consumption.'

12, 102
3 12 002

11,861
11,798
11,7S7
12,404
19,044
20,877

NUMERICAL DATA.

54

1921.
September..
October
November. 1.
December..

May....
June....
July....
August.

100

Stocks,
end of
month.

VEGETABLE
OILS.

Thousands of pounds.

INDEX NUMBERS.

1923.
January
February...
March
April
,

COTTONSEED
O
C

15,210 30,1(30
11,863 20,684
9,862 17,188
10,662 18,706
11,158 18,428
9,271
15,998

29,042
17,75S
31,641
16,977
11,788
10,437

21,387
^26,441
3 20,036
»30,133
3 36,850
3
65,295

3

M2 151
3 12 709
23 937

82,238
105,437

117,305
109,372

18,473
12,069
15,068
10,790
17,062

9G,213
105,656
102,898
56, 43S
59,068

110,445
100,955
109,099
78,290
£3,709

8,316
8,694
7,441
5,955

8,060
12,804
15,594
17,932

51,107
102,678
111,508
99,669

92,222
184,674
182,890
131,336

8,239
10,744
10,822
12,529

45,177
27,117
48,135
31,785

16,497
21,280
18,678
18,410

17,723
21,497
17,565
19,411

6,457
6,648
7,232
6,069

15,745
15,356
9,283
4,159

97,567
68,996
54,907
31,848

103,646
90,735
72,758
24,345

12,114
9,825
10,459
4,785

49,060
50,008
81,270
64,363

16,167
14,620
15,970
14,203

16,857
12,195
15,263
13,686

7,952
8,271
5,795
5,536

4,452
3,607
4,248
5,297

23,704
12,110
6,905
10,038

12,858
7,217
7,232
14,303

3,373
2,810
2,293
2,584

65,851
52,606
50,735
38,830

13,824
12,313
12,280
13,043

12,765
10,040
14,974
11,754

11,237
11,702
11,014
9,955

15,164
16,357
15,642
20,172

55,961
103,136
116,859
109,444

96,615
180,781
184,612
139,525

4,279 7 27,452
5,330 55,073
13,701 41,595
12,180 62,732

14,232
17,944
19,O2S
21,060

16,113
16,180
19,806
19,965

10,051
8,404
8,0S0
8,661

17,371
13,407
15,372
15,920

92,129
83,667
60,137
37,484

145,292
100,403
62,170
40,356

9,218
6,619
5,232
5,661

63,112
54,798
49,080
64,452

20,378
IS,OSS
20.712
18,778

20,633
19,722
19,722
IS, 033

9,845
7,431
6,129
10,058

10,011
12,534
12,905
15,613

24,196
11,733
5,036
7,431

20,176
11,003
9,266
14,464

3,144
2,385
2,536
2,427

79,693
77,935
48,349
49,963

17,293
14,109
13,277
16,676

18,454
14,261
11,616
18,031

12,771
16,778
15,648
15,297

16,601
24,071
26,432
24,475

34,457
93,858
139,763
140,863

70,058
192,534
181,194
128,122

2,152
3,698
6,473
7,3S6

26,577
34,994
33,4G2
45,115

19,122
22,477

19,854
21,236
24,101
19,7 48

17,599 3 07,495
16,863 3 71,390
21,961 «2S,499
6,978 53,298
4,744 52,235

29 ,217
30 ,733
30 ,790
17 ,810
15 ,3S9

29,OS1
30,0U
17,518
14,909
18,788

1924.
January
February..*
March
April
,

I

i

:

'—

•

.

.

1
Data on shipments of Unseed oil and cake and mealfrom Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce; imports and exports of vegetable oil from 17.8. Department of Commerce
Bureau of Foreign end Domestic Commerce; cottonseed oil from U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census; oleomargarine production and consumption from
V. &. Treasury Department, Bureau of Internal Revenue.
' Includes cottonseed, corn, and linseed oils.

• S S S S ^ S ' £ ^ t o o ! S ^ t ^ S U . l b 3 S S , l S S S i t , cottonseed, olive (inedible), <*** (edible), palmpain, kernel peanut, rapeseed, soya bean, and Iin-

11
seed. /The figures for Chinese nut, inedible olive, and rapeseod oils, which are reported in gallons, have been converted into pounds, allowing 7f pounds per gallon.

'

ioVfk are r mo r ntMy^erage?o^tt^e?oTfprodue«on and stocks on hand at the end of the month during cotton crop years (beginning August 1,

. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ S f t ^ ^ L I S i S g a 


remaining » d e l u d e d with October.

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Table 68.—VEGETABLE AND FISH OILS.1
[Base year In bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page*]

YEAR AND MONTH*

Production.

ConsunipUGH*

COTTONSEED OIL—
CRUDE.

TOTAL BEFINIBI>
VEGETABLE O I L S .

TOTAL CRUDE
VEGETABLE OILS.

Stocks. Production*

Consump- Stocks.
tion.

Production.

Consumption.

;
|
.. i

PEANUT O I L C R U D E AND VIRGIN.

ConStocks* | Produc- sumption.
tion.

Stocks.

Relative to 1919.
1819 quarterly average
1920 quarterly average
1921 quarterly average
10J2 quarterly average
J1923 quarterly average

100

100

74
76
57
57

74

100
83
87
75
87

100
75
66
64
61

43
43

67
44
99

63
65
83

54
29
107

96
73
51
06

S6

123

103
66
38
96

84

82

74

35

1920.
Apr. 1 to June 30
July 1 to Sept. 30...
Oct. 1 to Dec. 31

100
80
7»
72
S2

50

59

132

1021.
• Jan. 1 to Mar. 31
Apr. 1 to Juno 30
July 1 to Sopt. 30
Oct. 1 to Bee, 31

113
57
56

1032.
Jon. 1 to Mar. 31
Apr. 1 to June 30..,
Juiy 1 to Sept. 30
Oct. 1 to Dec, 31

54
50
72

51

103

55

67

53

68

53

58

133

103

65

56
SO
85

74
93
85
65

100

145
£6
118

25
15
166

58

143
117
45
109

135
43
40
138

140

74
12
33
141

92

86
20
26
140

73

69

84

124
66
34
63

71
38
27
90

67

97

67

100
80
89
65
68

75
30
24
99

50

no

61

1023.
Jan. 1 to Mar. 31
Apr. 1 to June 30
July 1 to Sept. 30
Oct. I, to Dec. 31

47

130

79

100
124
104
79
70

70
50
64
74

99
85
29
65

49
67

86
98
67
71

100
So
'
80
51
5G

100
15
44
29
7

100
40
20
13
4

100
139
56
15
8

41
30
141

11
16
23

4S
54
29

136
133
91

149
34
45
90

31
53
45
48

21
19
25
14

78
61
34
60

50
11
49
96

51
31
6
15

22
16
12
4

28
20
5
7

54
11
31
127

8
9
5
6

4
4
5
3

4
9
13
5

19
133

S3
39
127

29
19
130

109
40
21
US

i
COCONUT OR COPRA

Production.

YEAE AND MONTH.

Consumption.

ConStocks. Produc- sumption.

tion*

Stocks.

T O T A L F I S H OIL.

LINSEED OIL.

CORN OIL—CRUDE.

OIL-CRUDE.

Production.

Consumption.

Stocks.

Production*

Consumption.

Stocks.

Relative to 1919.
1919 quarterly average
1920 quarterly average
1921 quarterly average
1922 quarterly average
102.1 quarterly average

100
61
62
86
109

1920.
Aor. 1 to June 30
July 1 to Sept. 30
Oct. 1 to Dec. 31

58
62
60

1921.
Jan. 1 to Mar. 31
Apr. 1 to June 30
July 1 to Sept. 30
Oct. 1 to Dec. 31
1922.
Jan. 1 to Mar.,31
Apr. 1 to June 30
July 1 to Sept; 30
Oct. 1 to 3>cc. 31

43
37
64
66
99
83
63

;




70
67
72
"86

70
53
63

58
50
62
59

67
59
70
92

1923.
Jan. 1 to Mar. 3 1 . . . . . .
Apr. l to June 30
July 1 to Sopt. 30.
Oct. 1 to Dec. 31
~

1OO

109
114
93
122

_

83
78
76
100

100
60
47
72
47

100
101
91
109
114

100
101
80
113
115

100
82
88
:
90
87

100
107
107
101
144

100
113
126
183
201

1OO
120
152
154
131

1OO
201
152
231
219

1OO
123
200
301
293

100
101
119
105
96

65
65
54

102
118

99
113
63

84
85
69

107
111
106

123
121
86

98
118
159

242
319
190

110
91
104

ttl

103

60
71
87

114

103

68
73
91
121

105
105
95
121

81
141
138
146

187
127
106
189

13
31
284
279

114
137
175
371

72
84
70
61

111

129

93

95

109

104

119

125

94
88
101
77

110
62
91
140

157
196
188
192

237
143
106
125

24
108
540
252

167
320
395
320

55
57
43
32

116

115
109

71
114
73
88

137
157
137
146

207
223
191
184

109
124
140
149

57

118

281
267
2S0
343

54

42
45
50
£1

64
78

J 109

114

118
117

141
564
234

—
1

Bee footnote on opposite page.

69
135

119
136
120
99

73
109
133
103

69
8S
123
102
,

"

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Table 69.—VEGETABLE AND FISH OILS.1
[Base year In bold-faced type; index numbers on opposite page]
TOTAL CRUDE
VEGETABLE OILS.
YEAR AND MONTH.

Production.

Consumption.

Stocks.

TOTAL REFINED
VEGETABLE OILS.
Production.

Con&u motion.

Stocks.

COTTONSEED OIL—
CltUliE.
Production.

Consumption.

Stocks, jj

PEA NTT O I L CRUDE AND V11USLV,
Production.

Consumption.

Slocks.

Thousands of pounds.
1919 quarterly average.
^1920 quarterly average.
1921 quarterly average.
1922 quarterly average.,
1923 quarterly average..

578,748
474,776
504,318
434,6f>S
505,647

035,803
511,121
504,034
459,447
519,273

500,533
378,49S
332,003
324,227
308,159

460,795
344,575
354,760
260,122
264,017

357,407
263,612
2S3,729
240,124
230,824

283,591
352,76S
293,529
223,992
197,004

1920.
Apr. 1 to June 30.,
July 1 to Sept. 30.
Oct. 1 to Dec. 31..

276,403
250,289
766,481

427,625
277,387
628,997

319,00S
327,692
444,688

251,410
134,228
497,967

200,612
250,363
303,342

410,244
243,293
333,517

SS, 890
51,875
594,291

1931
Jan. 1 to Mar. 31...
Apr. 1 to June 30.,
July 1 to Sept. 30.
Oct. 1 to Dec. 31...

052,230
329,033
325,521
710,468

611,260
465,952
326,390
612,525

437,804
273,298
253,595
363,313

481,294
309,791
179,060
448, S90

264,764
331,487.
305,542
233,124

406,697
332,772
120,335
30S, 262

Jan. 1 to Mar. 31..,
Apr. 1 to June 30..
July l t o Sept. 30.,
Oct. l t o Dec. 3 1 . . .

4S7,79G
202,0-15
294,453
754,337

523,292
316,1595
297,309
700.790

370,S07
297,830
283,997
338,272

349,726
141,128
111,421
402,214

244,851
176,337
239,911
299,390

1923.
Jan. l t o Mar. 31...
Apr. 1 to June 30..
July 1 to Sept. 30..
.Oct. l t o Dec. 3L.,

562,311
354,105
335,091
771,081

654,620
425,185
339,575
657,712

279,963
292,747
292,291
367,634

331,733
176,923
12'j, 847
420,504

250,668
180,363
229,181
203,OSS

COCONUT On COPRA
OIL—CRUDE.
Y E A K AND M O N T H .

Production.

Consumption.

Stocks.

3 5 7 , 5 0 1 j329,038
2S5,347
283,350
317,757
323,940
232,600
221,951
242,750
234,093

111,371.

85, (568
57,301
61,70S

192,412
G3,1S5
455,021

45,507
33,357
156, S01

2,311
3,493
G,0G9

25,024
28,779
15,493

32,091
33,100
21,989

481,779
154,281
142,990
491,979

459,080
288,757
128,850
418,473

166,07S
37,851
50,576
100,167

6,825
11,633
9,S33
10,442

11,213
10,352
13,354
7,035

IS, 848
14,701
8,121
12,0S0

352,302
254,089
96,297
193,278

263,993
• 43,768
119,195
503,412

301,788

55,117
12,194
54,906
106,958

11,074
6,831
1,236
3,250

11,552
8,4K7
6,260
2,045

6,099
4,876
1,141
3,001

232,109
241,914
81,118
185,273

306,389
70,711
93,181
500,720

35S,307

60,137
11,733
34,457
140,503

1,700
1,903
1,147
1,406

2,351
2,138
2,545
1,701

979
2, 205
3,121
1,2%

95,775
64,025
426,226

131,931
69,455
376,043

CORN OIL—CRUDE,

LINSEED OIL.

Consumption.

Consumption.

Production.

£ 3 , 0 8 8 2-1,038
21,207
33,354
10,639
13,453
3,.W1
7, OSS
1,900
2,207

3,271
9,<>^
5,509
1,563

94,597

Stocks.

TOTAL FISH OIL.

Stocks.

Production.

Consumption.

Stocks.

Thousands of pounds.
8,037 113,233
121,318
6,5S9
120,703
7,093*
114,361
7,236
103,391
6,957

47,286
53,551
59,706
85,754
95,109

65,425
78,457
99,011
100,718
85,549

8,230
16,507
12,490
19,005
21), 400

12,040
19,559
29,446
23,666

52,873
46,f£4

6,703
6,845
5,537

121,407
126,138
120,502

57,944
57,310
40,731

64,371
77,503
104,111

19,943
26,284
15,612

10,796
8,803
10,153

30,767
49,714
GO, 310

13,395
15,848
I9,56S
23,135

5,469
5,841
7,335
9,726

118,787
118,781
107,716
137,528

38,134
66,505
65,324
68,861

122,30S
S3,144
69,001
123,331

l,03S
2,585
23,384
22,952

11,194
13,453
17,139
36,450

53,296
60,167
53,037
44,093

26,984
23,917
26,626
28,964

28,904
21,306
23,307
27,957

7,546
7,073
8,139
6,1SG

124,941
70,349
103,400
158,753

74,396
92,605
89,096
90,917

155,252
97,034
69,03G
SI,551

1,940
8,892
44,433
20,705

16,387
31,324
3S,720
31,354

32,737
-18,412
59,517
46,038

28,222
2S,768
26,630
27,724

25,803
24,470
26,527
26,211

5,672
9,185
5,S74
7,076

155,143
178,267
154,588
105,560

97,669
105,613
90,334
87,001

71,629
81,453
91,050
97,-SGo

4,G94
11,59G
46,402
19,267

27,507
2G, 178
27,399
33,581

30,SS6
39.214
54, <J27
45,523

53t8SG
32,S05
2S, 247
46,381
5S,9S0

105,564
73,525
GO, 274
75,721
90,377

155,230
93,277
73,143
111,401
72,689

24,350
24,655
21,870
26,623
27,835

32,408
22,692
17,987
25,309
25,753

1920.
Apr. l t o June 30..
July 1 to Sept. 30..
Oct. l t o Dec. 31...

31,047
33,607
26, SS2

73,475
55,623
66,499

100,593
101,219
84,009

24,928
28,221
13,256

22,211
25,272
14,153

1921.
Jan.'l t o M a r . 3 1 . . .
Apr. 1 to June 3 0 . .
July l t o Sept. 30..
Oct. l t o Dec. 31...

23,062
19,900
34,439
35,588

61,531
52,771
64,992
01,802

65,447
70,239
77,219
79,607

15,670
19,023
25,004
27,779

1022.
Jan. l t o Mar. 3 1 . . .
Apr. 1 to June 30...
July l t o Sept. 30..
Oct. l t o Dec. 31...

53,401
47,444
34,217
50,460

70,443
62,046
73,597
90,794

112,014
131,001
108,557
94,031

1923.
Jan. l t o Mar.31...,
Apr. 1 to June 30...
July 1 to Sept. 30...
Oct. l t o Dec. 31...,

58,750
61,523
50,131
65,514

93,363
82,174
S0,56t>
105,401

85,996
88,823
66,083
49,853

1919 quarterly
1920 quarterly
1921 quarterly
1922 quarterly
1923 quarterly

average..
average..
average..
average..
average..

> T h e flmres riven on paees 120 121,124, a n d 125 represent t h e m o v e m e n t of certain more i m p o r t a n t vegetable a n d animal fats and oils, as reported quarterly b y t h e
eau of the
Department of Commerce. T h e data cover factory production, factory consumption, a n d factory a n d warehouse stocks. T h e stock figures refer
Bureau of the Census, , ^.r
J
to tho amount on hand at the end of each quarter.




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Table 70.—FARM PRODUCTS, WHOLESALE PRICES.1
[Index numbers for base year In bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]

WHEAT
FLOUK.

YEAR AND MONTH.

RYE.

WHEAT.

StandWinter
ard
pat- straights,
Kansas
ents,
City.
Minneapolis.

No. 1,
northern
spring,
Chicago.

No. 2,
red
winter,
Chi- I
cago.

I

BARLEY.

By
No. 3, sample,
fair to
cash,
good
Chicago. malting,
Chicago.

OATS. COKN.

COTTONSEED
OIL.

Cash,
contract
grades
No. 2,
Chicago.

Summer,
yellow
prime,
New
York.

Cash,
Chicago.

CATTLE.

HOGS.

SHEEP.

Steers,
Lambs,
Chicago,

fed?
Chicago.

Kelative to 1913.
l
1913 monthly
1914 monthly
1915 monthly
1916 monthly
1917 monthly

average..
average..
average..
average..
average..

100
111
145
159 ;
249

1918 monthly average...
1919 monthly
1920 monthly
1921 m o n t h l y
1922 m o n t h l y
1923 mouthly

average...
average..,
average...
average...
average...

262
277
1S2
159
139

102
133
137
231

100
121
172
175
294

100
98
113
139
210

100
112
132
121
170

100
111
117
132
262

100
91
94
147
212

245
2S1
285
161
141
127

224
239
256
146
126
119

305
241
294
191
139
118

207
195
202
102
101
105

206
186
212
103
106
117

257

277
332
212
103

175
168
150
142

159
146
125
125

231

202
192
168

106
102
103
101

100
107
146
158
274

100
114
147
155
254

100

26S
278
301
183
160
139

255
226
93
100

155

1

1OO
100
85
115
1SS

1OO
108
127
153
220

1OO
104
119
141
207

103
111
117

210
218
170
101
112
92

241
200
187
73
124
130

222
207
204
123
170
173

88
57
62
66

151
13S

67

113
109
112
135

1OO

1 106
!

102

j 113
151
|
i
|

no

131

|

!

193
200
170

1]

May
June
July
August

191
197
194
177

193
200
179
167

September.....
October
,
November
December
,

1S2
162
150
150

174
164
153
152

150
142
134
137

130
121
119
119

167
139
126
135

97
89
89
83

102
92
94
97

153
174
170
178

153
174
176
176

141
153
148
152

121
140
138
141

127
156
160
164

93
101
103
102

176
164
170
153

174
167
162
144

158
137
142
129

13S
118
117
107

166
139
135
114

138
140
146
145

139
119
148
152

124
129
134
140

109
119
129
134

104

99

99

98

100

104

95

97

99

113

99

116

93

121

103

lift

86
75
77
77

136
122
114
115

9S
1C4
101

95
95
82
81

100
106
105
104

77

94

118
139
159
U8

109
97
103
9L

107

*9

99
9S
103
100

162
154
147
136

101
104
114
122

112
122
136
140

94
106
108
110

102

102

117

126

110

105

167

115
118
122

111

120

112

114

173

123

99

137

180

117

127
130
134

124

99

133

191

137
136
130
134

104
107
106
107

117
122
123
124

114
118
US
127

149
150
163
162

115
110
109
106

9S
94
98
95

us

182

143

188

120

161

112

156

121

141

125

144

123

89
S3
86
96

102
165
162
151

125

103

123

93

113

116

So

121

115

S4

137

97

62
59
SI

133
125

1922.
January
February
March
April

,
,

May
June
July
August

t

,
,

September......
October
,
November
December
1923.
January
February
March
April

145
146
145
152

145
145
146
149

May
Juno
July
August

147
137
131
133

148
138
126
127

117

136
135
132
133

137
140
130
133

127
131
120
122

*

September
October
November
December
1924.
January
February
March
April

131
136
133
537

128
138
134
134

131

131

121

121

111

103

99
99

92

116

103

122
I0S
102
106

103
103
104
100

103

130
134
137
140

106
111
108
110

110
113
111
110

105
108
105
110

110
117
118
119

142
162
135
117

117
112

,




91

See footnote on o p p o s i t e p a g e .

96
102
103
90

93
118
124
122

112

149

150
182
187
170

125

126
100
117
114

160
147
163
160

122
121
104

130
151

153

183

161

16S

132

' 169

IOT

190

10S

179

123

164

117

169
164
158
160

Table 71.—FASM PRODUCTS, WHOLESALE PRICES.1
[Base year In bold-faced type;, index numbers on opposite page.]

WHEAT
FLOUii.

YEAR AND MONTH.

StandWinter
ard
patents, straights,
Kansas
MinneCity.
apolis.

WHEAT.

Xo. 1,
northern,
spring,
Chi*
cago.

No. 2,
red
winter,
Chicago.

Per barrel:

RYET.

BARLEY:

OATS*

CORN..

COTTONSEED
OIL*.

No. S,
cash,
Chicago^

By
sample,
fair to
good
malting
Chicago*

Cash,
Chicago.

Cash,
contract,
grades
No. 2,
Chicago.

Summer,
yellow,
prime,
New
Yorlc

Steers,
good tu
Lam us,
choice,
Heavy, Ewes,
corn
Chicago. Chicago..
Chicago
fed,
Chicago.

Per
pound.

Per 1G0 pounds.

Per busliel.

1913 monthly
1914 monthly
1915 monthly
1916 monthly
1917 monthly

average..
average..
average..
average..
average:.

5.096
6.G63
7.264
11.391

S3.847
4..125
5.612
0.091
10.551

$0,913
1.041
L344
1.417
2.321

$0,986
1.005
1.307
1.351
2.27S

S0.63G
.768
1.092
1.113
1.871

191S monthly
1919 monthly
1920 monthly
1021 monthly
1922 monthly
1923 monthly

average..
average..
average..
average..
average..
average.

U.938
12.675
8.338
7.295
6.3S4

10.304
10.695
11.579
7.051
6.136
5.355

2.235
2.5Q3
2.600
1*467
1.283
1.155

2.209
2.357
2.522
1.437
1.241
1.171

8.745
9.00C
8.900
8.120

7.625
7.700
6.895
6.41S

1.600
1.531
1.370
1.294

8.318

1031.
May
June
...
July
August
September.,
October
November..
December..

6.881

6.6S1
6.305
5.900
5.86*0

January
February
March
April

7.000
7.975
7.813
8.144

5.875
6.700
6.781
6.785

7.425
7,170

CATTLE*

HOGS.

SHEEP.

$0,625
.615
.704
.867
1.315

S0.37G
,419
.496
.455
.637

.695
.730
.825
1.637

S0.073
.066
.068
.106
.154

S8.5O7
9.039
8.702
9.573
12.809

$3,365
8.361
7.131.
9.615
15.705

S4.G87
5.044
5.929
7.166
10.332

S7.7D4
8.115
9.233
10.017
16.092

1.940
1.534
1.S73
1.214
.8S6
.752

1.305
1.217
1.263
.63-5
.634
.659

.775
.700
.796
.387
.397
.439

1.605
1.597
1.414
.580
.624
.819

.201
.241
.154
.079
.102
.113

16.424
17.496
14.4S6
8.764
9.460
9.955

17,600
18.244
14.137
8.447
9.389
7.695

11.283
9.351
8.744
3.414
5.814
6.0S5

17.325
16.125
15.904
9.994
13.222
13.462

1.56S
1.438
1.229
1.237

1.467
1.2S4
1.222
1.005

.657
.638
.645
.629

.392
.377
.370
.359

,616
.613
.613
.569

.072
.075
.086
.OSS

8.425
8.094
8.406
a 775

8.195
8.125
9.725
9.690

4.125
2.633
2.906
3.075

11.790
10.781
10.3SS
9.740

1.365
1.298
1.226
1.254

1.276
1.193
1.176
1.177

1.060
.882
.S04
.858

.607'
.553
.554
.548

.384
.346
.354
.364

.538
.469
.482;
.482

.099
.038
. 0S2;
.083

8.375
8.875
8.5G3
8.219

7.950
7.945
6.838
6.744

3.156
2.915
2.750
3.781

8.S13
8.490
8.719
10.500

1.285
1.400
1.352
1.388

2.196
1.382
1.357
1.391

.809
.992
1.021
1.043

.GS2
.633
.644
.640

.375
.398
.393
.393

.4S4
.572
.575
.588

.086
,101
, 115
.115

8.150
8.638
8.731
8.406

7.765
9.900
10.33S
10.206

5.260
6.094
7.094
6.989

12.170
14.175
14.563
13.219

8.615.
8.S63
9.700
10.375

10.425
10.228
10.090
8.688.

5.900
4.6S3
5.475
5.344

12.475
11.438
12.735
12.438

8.060
7.500
7.788
6.995

6.675
6.406
6.235
5.525

1.44G
1.249
1.292
1.178

1.356
1.160
1 152
1.057

1.056
.886
.858
.723

.679
.60S
.641
.568

.403
.372
.371
.335

.618
.609
.643
.622

.117
.112:
.107
.099

September
October
November.
December

6.344
6.435
6.713
6.775

5.300
5.719
5.706
5.860

1.129
1.178
1.228
1.274

1.071
1.177
1.273
1.325

.715
.776
.868

.590
.660
.678
.689

.384
.432
.445
.459

,635
.691
.722
.734

.085
,092
.094
.097'

10.713
10.245
10.500
10.581

9.169
9.300
8.244
8.256

4.938
5.325
6.438
6.219

13.031
13.500
14.050
14. S69

1933.
January
February
March...
April

6.630
6.713
6.625
6..95G

5.569
5.569
5.600,
5.744

1.199
1.244
1.216
1.253-

1.253
1.360
L321
1.320

.872
.864
.827
.853

.649
.666
.663
.070

.441
.457
.462.
.466

.711
.737
,740
.793

.10S
.109
.118.117

9.7S0
9.356
9.263
9.015-

8. ISO
7.83S
8.163
7.965

6.950
6.719
7.150
7.565

11.175
14.613
14.250
13.055

May
June-.. ..»„„...„
luly
August

6.720
6.263
6.025
6.100

5.675
6.325:
4.S50
4.900

l;200
1.105
1.017
1.072

L2S9
1.189
1.011
1.017

.777
.GS7
.647
.671

.451
.439
.422
.3S7

.857
.876:

.117
.113
.102:
.104:

9.53S
10.313
10.590
10.875

7.450
6.950
7.210
7.994

6; 169
4.813
5.05Q
5.750

13.144
14.7S1
13:975
12.S13

September
October
November
December

6.23S
6.200
6.038
6.100

6.2S0.
5.400
5.213
5.130

1.156
1.197
1.092
1.112

1.048
1.007
1.061
L033

.698
.720
.708
.701

.673
.643.653
.623
.654
.678
.65Q
.685

.413
.439
.442
.449

..S84
1.011
. S42
.730

AIT
.120
.118'
.110

10.656
10.450
9.84-1
9.785

8.63S
7.775
7.131
7.050

5.481
5.275
5.656
6.440

I3.1S8
12.775
12.275
12.500

June
July
August

,

1924.
January
February
March
April




» From V. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, averages of weekly quotations.

128
Table 72.-CROP PRODUCTION.'
[Base year In bold-faced type.]

WHEAT.
CORN.

OATS.

BARLEY.

RYE.

Winter. Spring. Total.

TOTAL
TOTAL
HAY, VALUE
POTABREAD RICE. TOES. APPLES TAME.
OF
(total).
GRAINS.
CROPS
<

AND MONTH.

Relative to 5-year average, 1909-1913.
A.-INDEX
10O5M913 ft
19H fina

NUMBERS.
100
104
123
99
117

100
99
121
171
145

100
115
101
80
124

1OO
143
130
110
94

1OO

161
175
218
157
173
139

115
91
113
101
127
110

96
SI
127
56
115
111

116
131
133
125

£96
ISO

112
110
122
109
111
114

100
105
107
108
10S

235
228
228
228
228

10S
113
110
109
110

163
162
162
164
164

120
123
123
121
121

108
114
117
115
116

137
141
141
141
141

10S
109
lt
i
110
110
110

203
197
186
1S6
1S6
1S6

*110
111
113
115
113
113

138
138
135
137
137

107
107
109
113
117

100
81
144
64
01

100
lid
149
03
«3

100
99
111
95
113

100
101
137
111
141

100

100

107

19K) final estimate
IPl7rtr«al estimate

100
155
153
100
94

123
155
140
ISO

1919 final estimate
nal estimate.
nal tfstjmato.
)?2 final tvitimnto.
estimate.

123
172
131
130
133
130

145
85
91
63
115
hi

134
141
121
119

93
104
118
113

11
4
SI
104
$5
ICO

in

113

138
105
132
95
107
115

100

123
123
123
123
123

101
107
113
109
109

119
117
119

106
111
106

US
118

15
0
107

105
111
111
109
109

131

P6
96
92
90
87
87

119
120
116
115
114
114

106
110
114
112
112

111
113
116
116

July e s t i m a t e . . . . . . . .
August mt Itnftte
September rotimatc..
November estimate..

August estimate.....
September estimateOctober estimate
Nuvemtwr estimate...

123

120

107

m
115

126
100
116

261
216
173
177

100
107
121
159
236

106
130
138
126

251
270
191
99
131
146

145
135

106
107
106
10S
108

123

no

131

126
125
124
131

Thous.
of tons.

Thousands of bushels.

Millions
of dollars.

B . - N U M E R I C A L DATA.
1900-1913 a v e r a g e . . .

1011 Anal e s t i m a t e
1915 final estimate..
1916 final estimate.
1917 final estimate.,

CHC.ROT 2 , 7 0 8 , 3 3 4 1,131,175
441,002;
S01,017
2,672,vSOl 1,141,060
684,990 2(W,027
2,991,763 1,5*9,030
673,917 331,854 1,025,801
loo,765
636,318
2,566,927 1,251,837
450,553
223,754
3,065,233 1,592,740
636,655
412,901

estimate.
1910 final e s t i m a t e .
1920final e s t i m a t e .
1921 final e s t i m a t e .

192a.
June estimate
July estimate
August estimate
Bq>tcmf*r estimate..
October e it.im.it e
.
Novembcroitirnatc...

23,936 35G,627
23,649 409,921
28,947 359,721
40,861 286,953
442,108
34,739

42,779
54,050
48,862
62,933

4,743,008
4,942,613
5,852,525
4,686,253
5,569,320
5,309,493
5,191,777
5,787,714
5,178,436
5,274,851
5,401,167

38,606
41,985
52,066
37,612
41,405
33,256

411,860
322,867
403,296
361,659
453,396
412,392

169,625
142,086
223,677
99,002
202,702
196,770

76,660
86,359
87,855
82,379
95,SS2
89,098

189,549
202,000
206,567
203,667
205,539

90,400
93,100
92,8S0 |
92,886
92,886

186,621
188,608
187,501
189,787
190,727
193,855

83,300
82,800
81,300
81,871
86,533
86,538

350,339
207, f>02
2X2,430
214,5*9
2*0,720
21,1. :01

921,438
9tW,279
833,027
811,905
Sf>7, .r>9S
7S.J.741

2,502,665
2,816,318
3,20S,5S4
3,00S,.p)69
2,900,020
3,051,303

1,538,124
1,134,030
1,490,281
1,078,341
1,215,503
1,299,823

256,225
147,608
1S9,332
154,946
182,068
19S, 1S5

91,041
75,542
60,490
61,675
103,362
63,023

£69,276
541,SOQ
511,509
511,503

217,600
26.1.392
270,665
26S,314
268,314

8JO,936
805,201
SIS,474
810,123
810,123

2,830,245
3,016,950
2,874,759
2,853,399
2,500,103

1,1S6,626
1,251,156
1,255,004
1,229,774
1,223,774

181,586
191,507
193,850
190,431
190,431

81,998
79,623
79,623
79,623
79,623

5,128,457
5,344,414
5,221,710
5,169,350
5,212,059

39,085
38,700
38,810
39,159
39,159

428,607
439,900
438,398
433,015
433,015

230, CH9
234,739
224,990
220, Ml
213, WI
213,351

810,550

2,877,437
2,981,752
3,07.5, 7S0
3,021,454
3,029,192

1,250,456
1,2S3,717
1,315,853
1,311, GS7
1,302,453
1,302,453

190,110
198,105
202,032
199,337
199,251
199,251

72,473
68,704
64,800
64,774
64,774
64,774

'5,219,056
5,248,591
5,357,813
5,440,811
5,369,669
5,377,407

33,099
32,900
32,617
32,737
32,737

381,726
380,000

S5S, 3M

820,628
703,370
7^0, 227
781,737
731,737

G5,987 S5.703
6,112
70,071
6,907
85,920
9,054
91,192
13,479
83,30S

194,953
22S,S51
162,309
211,759

565,099
760,677
610,597
COO. 31 ft

1922 final e s t i m a t e .
lt>23 final e s t i m a t e

July estimate
August estimate
September estimate...
October estimate
November estimate...

181,886

3S9.G74
401,424
416,722

252,200
230,011
193,905
166,749

14,331
15,423
10,909
5, C30
7.450
8,323

figures represent the latest revised estimates of total production for the year aa reported by the U. 5. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural
-K
-' Kstirnatrd total valup of all crop* ba^-j on prices at the farm on Dec. 1.
»June figures /or total bread grains include com as estimated on July L




129
Table 73.—FRUITS, VEGETABLES, AND HAY.1
[Base y e a r i n bold-raced type.

CITWHITE
RUS
POTAFRUIT.* T O E S .

APPLES.

Colfistorage
holdIngs.3

YEAR AND
MONTH.

ONIONS.

HAY.

SWEET
CORN
(IowaNebraska
canneries).

Receipts. Unsold
stocks.

Car-lot s h i p m e n t s .

holdings.3

INDEX NUMBERS.
1916 mo.
1917 mo.
1918 mo.
1919 mo.

av
av.
av
av

106
91
10S
100

102
70
SI
1OO

100

1920 mo.
1921 mo.
1922 mo.
1923 mo.

av,
av,
av.
av.

136
139
143
177

126
118
114
151

76
94
1OO

75
92
105
100

139
109
153

97
121
133
126

124
111
124
123

68
94
113
170

174
288
111
70

193
150
72

80

63

111

SWI:I:T
HAY.

COIIN
(IowaKctirgsku

Receipts.

Unsold
stocks.

Number of carloads.

Coldstorage

Relative Thous. of
to 1922.
barrels.

Relative to 1919.

CITWHITE
RUS
POTAFRUIT.* T O E S .

Car-lot shipments.

APPLES.

Tons.

Cases.

OXIONS.

NUMERICAL DATA.

103
100

1,839
1,587
1,865
1,735

6,950
4,754
5,737
G,79r»

3,417
5,398

11,397
12,055
14,1O.>
15,005

58
64
03

2,351
2,403
2,4S3
3,060

8,580
8,042
7,734
10,208

5,975
7,600
5,8S2
8,261

14,027
18,200
10,930
18,950

2, ic:i
1,932
2,163
2,132

3,607
5,076
6,103
9,178

26,010
43,250
16,729
10,49ti

3,302

60,801

792
3,643
5,739

13,146
35,117
14,464
5,991

2, COS

76,000 |J.

1,248

65,717 ||« 1,641,000
64,727

5,429
4,313
3,090
1,930

4,217
4,682
2,933
1,761

8,841
6,951
9,042
7,410

16,663
13,181
22,224
20,131

1,781

3,102

83,594
73,125
63,723
6/>, 177

914
314
56

1,140
1,192
2,387
4,312

6,246
3,793
2,442
2,014

20,275
22,136
18,381
17,530

2,2S6
915
1,298
2,201

64, $87
83,510
60,067
84,163

13,903
29,313
8,229

1,882
4,384
7,162
10,416

23,795
33,711
19,547
11,580

4,361
4,087
2,018
1,526

92,749
74,302
85,988
86,132

6,481
5,376
3,877
2,314

8,171
6,257
5,362
2,699

10,706
10,665
11,844
10,026

16,0-19
13,481
22,917
21,72S

1,909
1,39S
3,413
1,335

83,423
09,014
83,359
80,969

291,209
238,417

100
23

1,301
1,590
1,835

1,740

121,870
120,07/5 II.

I!
119,102

II.

70,873 |< 78-1,501
7ft, 193 ' MSi,o:»1

I!

1931.
September.
October...
November.
December.,

46
210
331

1923.
January
February..
March
,
April
,

313
249
178
111

62
69
43
26

164
129
163
137

111
88
14S
134

102
59
42
178

69
61
57
54

54
18
3

17
18
35
63

116
70
45
37

135
148
122
117

131
54
75
126

51
66
50
70

205
431
276
121

35
81
133
193

159
225
132
77

251
269
116

77
62
71
71

374
310
223
133

120
92
79
40

198
198
219
186

107
90
153
145

110
80
81
77

57
69
67

37

62
16
3
2

22
7
46
55

193
136
86
56

101
132
106
102

144
39
80
125

51
50
56
60

17
12
7
5

1,070
277
45
30

1,529
463
3,154
3,749

10,431
7,327
4,654
3,024

15,123
19,S49
15,853
15,324

2,514
683
1,396
2,16S

61,708
60,248
67,066
72,006

133,623
97,566
52,347
43,092

4
63
359
582

212
655
371
114

60
100
207
193

153
223
129
76

213
274
151
97

71
73
75

50
28
24

927
6,224
10,099

14,377
44,515
25,187
7,748

3,240
6,390
11,149
10,672

22,907
33,433
19,400
11,403

3,701
4,760
2,622
1,683

85,230
87,760
90,646
76,458

393,930
219,185
187,117

22

9,641

May....
June...
July....
August.
September
October...,
November.,
December..
1923.
January...,
February..,
March
April
May
June
July
August

,

October
November..
December..
1934.
January....
February...
March...

84
318

193
517
213

50
64
54
54

556

-i^

/w««

Tt

Economics.

J Oranges, lemons, and grapefruit.
J Average of stocfiteken January, July, October, and December, i m
•Average of stocks taken for nine months shown In column under was.
•Nov. 18,1921.

79692°—24



9

6 210

178

83
73

30

1,452
5,521
6,743

18,740

1,148

1,02-2
721

II.

1,400,000

519,000

619,000
569,417

174,072

Trade Journal" unsold stocks of canned sweet corn at the end of each month in 36
data compiled by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural

130
Table 74.—MOVEMENT OP CEREALS.1
[Index numbers for base year In bold-faced type* numerical data on opposite page.]
WHEAT
FLOUR.*

WIIEAT.

1913
1914
1915
1910
1917

ConProduc-| sump- Stocks.
tion.*
tion.

Visible
supply.'

ShipReceipts*4 ments.?

Relative Relative to 1919.
to 1914.

YEAS AND MONTH.

Relative
to 1913.

Relative to 1919.

monthly av..
monthly av..
monthly av..
monthly a v . .
monthly a v . .

1018 monthly a v , .
1919 monthly a v . .
1920 monthly a v . .
1921 monthly a v . .
ld'2'2 monthly a v . .
1923 monthly a v . .

100
93
61

100
96
102
101

103
61

60
69

73
144
127
134
177
228

103
100
80
115
111
103

BARLEY.

CORN.

71
82

Visible
ShipResupments.
ply.* ceipts. *
Relative
to 1913.

GrindIngs.

OATS.

Receipts at principal
Interior markets.

Relative to 1919.

1OO
105
183
125
64

RYE.

Visible
supply.

Relative to 1913.
100
82
93
104
76

100

100

116

100
91
111
126
118

127
140
150
148

107
109
132
120

146
129
121
116
133
131

68
86
42
37
37
43

215
308
287
199
414
285

137.

120
189
219
151

153
100
109
214
244
161

92
97

106
128
89
270
268
104

141
116

1OO
114
106
138
136

122
116
91

103
41
71
256
315
138

195
132
81
76

202
144
93
68

158
266
217
323

244
230
103
265

305
239
144
197

145
157
147
143

56
44
23
19

424
232
154
181

92
106
52
65

355
401
397
389

235
210
194
173

65
72
64
50

67
58
71
54

362
533
607
470

347
389
207
97

332
360
270
136

123
142
159
100

25
26
86
21

98
123
251
110

SO
87
74
45

387
405
371
321

58
68
75

132
05
79
86

92
67
126
193

128
110
108
245

371
393
265
119

181
208
173
163

268
220
294
246

112
127
126
135

82
86
25
45

353
141
111

94
$5
81
123

275
245
211
220

136
111
144
135

88
94
96
82

154
255
248

183
153
135
144

161
141
137
122

166
124
153
217

235
217
160
250

216
263
161
158

146
161
153
109

56
fil
45
47

926

108
115
113
101

207
204
189
186

101
97
109
92

114
98
109
103

78
82
85
79

274
264
249
231

119
69
69
70

95
64
68
63

263
356
372
291

250
209
175
113

255
187
1S2
161

132
127
142
126

42
28

555
367
284
311

109

May....
June....
July....
August.

90
82

177
159
138
126

93
86
107
124

107
93
104
137

72
73
73
86

143
163
83
130

53
53
107
207

111
78
88
132

102
51
2S
23

71
95
121
146

183
126
132
148

145
126
97
128

September.,
October

20
24
22
56

185
196
113
297

65
68
78
136

78
49
33
58

124
129
119

115
133
127
132

93
90
84
75

196
303
301
3S7

144
129
118
90

130
95
88
83

30
13
39
84

123
110
155
244

131
98
116
209

133
153
133
135

67
50
&4

413
265
273
157

128
139
S3
97

95
118
107
114

104
103
10$

1OO
101
105
114
114

133
143
105
91

143
126
125
115

88
111
98

170
233
260
264

95
100
81

110
97
119
85

77
80
64
60

August -

S\
106
126

89
90
97
124

September..
October
November..
December..

129
140
133
114

1023.
January
February....
March
April

1021.
September..
October....
November..

December..

114
94

100

95
76
77
SI

100
17
1

165

100

1U22.
January
February...,
March
,
April
May....
June
July....

November..
December..

January
February...
March

April

in

,

].*'




See footnotes on opposite page.

605
550

77

131
Table 75.—MOVEMENT OF CEREALS.1
[Base year in bold-faced type; index numbers on opposite page.]
WHEAT FLOURS

YEAR AND MONTH.

Produc-| sCon-ump
tlon.&
tion.

Stocks.

CORN.

Visible
ReShipsupply.* ceipts.* ments. 4

Visible
Ship- GrindResupply. 1 ceipts.* ments.* ings.

Thousands of barrels.
1913 monthly av..
19H monthly av..
1915 monthly a v . .
1916 monthly a v . .
1917 monthly a v . .

9,703
9,338 j
9,919 '
9,815

1918 monthly a v . .
1919 monthly a v . .
1920 monthly a v . .
1921 monthly a v . .
1922 monthly a v . . ,
1923monthly a v . .

9,317
11,091
9,140
10,102
10,407
10,480

8,156
8,237
8,569
9,283
9,320

1921.
September
October
November
December....,

13,349
13,917
10,166
8,856

1932.
January
,
February
.,
March
,
April

18,861
21,619

9,433
8,943
7,148
7,220
7,634

37,735
73,833
65,353
69,030
91,060
117,070

11,660
10,248
10,164
9,365

8,265
10,425
9,241
7,776

9,496
9,232
9,658
7,823

8,991
•7,893
9,720
6,986

May....
June
July....
August.

8,073
8,136
10,321
12,271

September.,
October
November..
December..

14,198

8,404
8,857
15,352
10,476
6,340

21,158
17,447

32,517
31,493
27,038
36,309
35,009
32,363

16,335
19,919
23,252
24,318
23,107
18,038

8,655
3,444
5,999
21,539
26,476
11,571

87,197
119,943
133,702
135,823

61,406
41,568
25,576
23,975

40,300
28,758
19,455
13,634

7,300
7,500
6,000
5,700

120,804
107,791
99,764
88,772

17,458
22,700
20,220
15,630

7,245
7,36S
7,909
10,080

5,500
5,500
7,037
8,100

67,853
48,816
40,513
44,097

12,540
13,581
13,424
11,049

11,OS1
11,522
11,709
10,991

8,300
8,900
9,100
7,700

10,137
9,425
10,607
8,969

9,326
7,984
8,852
8,427

May....
June....
July....
August.

9,007
8,331
10,408
12,016

8,701
7,618

September..
October
November..
December..

11,995
12,561
11,524
10,778

,
,
,
,

RYE.

OATS.

Receipts a t principal
Interior m a r k e t s .

Visible
supply.

Thousands of bushels.
51,378
47,725
31,220
55,640
26,330

1923.
January
February
March
April

BARLEY.

WHEAT.

10,233

4,195
3,817
4,064
5,276
4,952

9,058
7,435
8,385
9,438
6,907

1,394
1,648
1,809
1,936
1,912

24,774
14,995
17,985
28,409
32,814
22,642

13,525
. 8,845
9,653
18,949
21,552
14,211

6,142
5,411
5,055
4,875
5,566
5,513

6,118
7,746
3,815
3,321
3,367
3,904

2,777
3,9SS
3,712
2,573
5,353
3,6S3

28,335
19,264
17,800
17,880
19,063
19,974

18,512
22,295
15,478
40,908
46,733
IS, 167

13,262
22,323
18,197
27,109

36,561
34,496
15,467
39,723

26,961
21,160
12,770
17,403

6,092
6,569
6,174
6,001

5,086
4,013
2,102
1,704

5,483
3,006
1,987
2,346

19,016
21,994
10,841
13,420

61,824
69,917
69,108
67,728

11,335
11,536
14,135
10,684

30,383
44,767
51,040
39,502

52,097
58,330
31,035
14,552

29,393
31,842
23,891
12,019

5,179
5,946
6,685
4,211

2,265
2,358
3,291
1,881

1,267
1,589
3,254
1,417

16,483
17,711
15,340
9,371

67,423
70,470
64,644
55,837

29,070
20,997
39,534
60,644

25,474
21,927
21,612
48,846

31,170
33,068
22,304
10,007

27,083
31,157
25,975
24,380

23,691
19,463
26,009
21,728

4,705
5,323
5,294
5,650

2,933
3,269
2,283
4,121

4,564
1,824
1,430
14,035

10,594
17,555
10,811
25,371

47,950
42,743
36,067
38,355

78,958
131,048
127,409
136,893

57,735
48,300
42,493
45,331

32,081
28,076
27,300
24,280

13,952
10,436
12,846
18,230

35,296
32,477
23,925
37,460

19,136
23,252
14,206
13,991

6,10S
6,733
6,403
4,557

5,OS1
4,607
4,104
4,215

11,980
7,868
7,832
7,121

22,418
23,776
23,375
20,955

35,963
35,464
32,940
32,391

7,400
7,700
8,050
7,457

140,760
135,697
128,085
118,861

37,615
21,618
21,746
21,901

18,936
10,740
13,621
12,567

22,133
29,877
31,266
24,472

37,558
31,287
26,222
16,976

22,521
16,533
16,090
14,274

5,530
5,336
6,946
5,270

3,770
2,556
3,403
2,500

7,176
4,749
3,679
4,022

22,635
10,023
18,563
16,807

30, SGI
27,683
24,044
21,932

11,162

6,800
6,900
0,900
8,100

76,029
52,912
45,084
67,020

16,742
18,220
33,804
65,315

22,191
15,476
17,586
26,387

4,269
2,346
1,966

10,663
14,212
"18,184
21,822

16,187
11,102
11,661
13,069

6,084
5,279
4,0S0
5,390

1,806
2,162
2,018
6,036

2,388
2,542
1,45S
3,839

13,454
14,139
16,130
28,179

13.514
8,523
5,710
10,111

9,341
10,850
10,366
10,771

S,800
8,500
7,000
7,100

100,651
155,517
185,549
198,746

45,314
40,488
37,192
28,404

25,837
18,993
17,612
16,515

2,516
1,105
3,274
7,035

18,474
16,450
23,199
36,653

11,615
8,6S9
10,209
18,521

5,577
6,424
5,576
5,668

7,210
6,061
4,493
5,830

5,342
3,434
3,531
2,036

26,556
28,710
15,205
20,134

16,514
20,4SS
18, CSC
19,940

8,442

30,094 17,415
22,200
19,784
22,051 1S,3S4
27,299 24,025
24,844
23,G92

1924.
January
,
February
,
March
April
'Wheat flour production consumption, and stocks reported by U. S. Grain Corporation, prior to July, 1920, later months from Russell's Commercial News; Visiblo
ly of wheat and
f
Bdtreet's;
Receipts and shipments of wheat and corn and receipts and visible supply (at nearest week to end of month) of oats compiled
y Chicago Board of Trade from t h e P
grindings of corn by the wet process i
^ k B , imports, and exports. Stocks represent flour in all positions, calculated from actual reports bearing a known rola* Aggregatestocksin United States and Canada east of the Rocky Mountains, on nearest Saturday to end of the month.
•PwP5SStnty p r ^ c T i S ^ r e s since January, 1914, see page 47 in the October, 1922 (No. 14) issue of the Survey.




132
Table 76.-CEREAL EXPORTS.1
[Base yeartaxbold-faced type]
EXPORTS OF GRAIN (deluding flour and meal as grains).

YEAR AND MONTH.

Oats
and
oatmeal.4

Corn
and
com
meal.*

Barley
and
barley
flour.1

Wheat . . „ , . .
and
Total
W
| grains.
J
flour.*

Barley
and
barley
flour.*

Eye
and
rye
flour.*

Oats
and
oatmeal.*

Corn
and
com
meal.1

Thousands of bushels.
NUMERICAL DATA.

INDEX NUMBERS.

11,907
12,133
23,03-i
18,230
14,070

3,018
223
8,993
8,791
0,370

1013 monthly average.
1914 monthly average.
1915 monthly average,
1916 monthly average,
1917 monthly average.

17,413
22,259
25,636
29,643
19,337
14,327

3,922
1,325
1,771
10,997
13,835
3,724

I 1918 monthly average..
1919 monthly average..
1920 monthly average.,
1921 monthly average.,
1922 monthly average.,
1923 monthly average.

4,602

8,694
12,139
15,234
13,976

628
569
G04
1,677

2,055
2,456
936
3,105

31,624.
32,178
30,413
66,963

43,459
4S,714
49,295
90,323

5,357
2,082
2,511
830

18,937
9,470
4,475
10,488

678

573

3,720
2,001
691
1,975

38,950
25,360
19,453
15,014

67,642
39,763
27,473.
28,880

421
465
1,002

19,437
22,254
22,936
18,817

511
436
2,770
2,035

1,154
1,209
954
3,945

14,9S2
10,931
14,371
10,244

35,355
41,S67
36,043

290

1,015
1,153
2,519
2,086

11,306
11,805
14,395
12,325

3,104
7,114
4,631
2,286

5,491
4,934
2,795
4,623

14,267
18,200
19,098
33,964

35,183
43,256
43,438
60,284

267
211
148
138

295
213
172
129

3,671
2,940
1,563:
762

0,769
10,312
7,722
4,944

4,870
3,721
3,356
915

11,163
2,235
5,484
3,785

31,839
25,077
17,579
16,423

61,312
44,285
35,704
26,834

2,229
3,854
892
1,436

105
102
90

118
141
105

7,388
8,S94
7,764
5,632

497

96

661
1,191
1,012
703

1,175

3,455
5,974
1,3S2
2,226

12,519
12,197
10,725
10,193

24,520
29,222
21,757
19,936

127
50
31
22

2,993
2,507
2,163
1,139

121
108
108
167

124
96
92
125

365
362.
816
2,571

5,358
2,123
1,329
042

1,069
641
857
815

4,639
3,352
1,765

14,396
12,SSI
12,822
19,929

25,827
19,893
19,176
26,022

31
16
26
52

J,673
352
633
774

189
W
102
109

143
108
75
S6

1*425
264
332

... 1,291
688
1,097
2,183

2,593
515
9S1
1,200

22,465
18,652
12, U 7
12,991

29,644
22,468
15,663,
17,SS1

May....
June....
July....
August.

31
04
144
315

206
287
361
331

21
19
20
56

1,329
1,5S5
604
2,070

266
270
255
562

209
235
237
435

September..
October....
November..
December..

143
172
67

448
224
106
248

22
28
11
19

2,400
1,291
446
1,274

327
213
163
126

191
132
139

460
527
543
446

17
14
92
67

745

615
2,545

126
92
121

176
170
202
174

Hay
Juno....,
July.....
August.

69
79
172
143

268
2S0
341
292

103
236
153
76

3,543
3,215
1,803
2,983

120
153
160
327

170
208
209

September..
October....
^November.,
December.,

251
201
107
62

231
244
183
117

161
123
111
30

7,202
1,442
3,538
2,442

1033.
January..,
February..
March
April

45
S2
69
43

175
211
184
133

May....
Juno....
July....
August.

25
25
56
176

September..
October...,
November..
December..

141
98.
IS.
26

1023.
January..,
February.,
March....,
April
,

35,406
35,878:
35,191
40,002
41,672
22,668

780

45S
1,372

836

844
343

966
874

1,158
1,125

1034.
January
February
March
April




.-

to the barrel.

«Oatmeal converted at 5.21 bushels to 100 pounds.
* Rye flour converted at 6 busheb to the barrel. ,
• Wheat flour converted at 4.5 bushels to the barre

133
Table 77.—RICE.1
[Base year in bold-faced type.]

SHIPMENTS.
RE-

CEIPTS
AT
MILLS.

SHIPMENTS.

Total
from

New
Orleans.

EXIMCEIPTS
Domes- PORTS. PORTS.
AT
tic at
MILLS.
mills
and
dealers.

I N D E X NUMBERS.

191S monthly average
1919 monthly average
1920 monthly average
1921 monthly average
1922 monthly average
1923 monthlv average

78
107
105

77
105
97
104
100
105
131

»

Total
from
mills.

Domes- P O R T S . P O R T S .
tic at
mills
and
dealers.

114

100

67
80
77
101
108

93
126
108

109
100

84
1OO

IM-

New
Orleans.

Barrels
of 162
pounds. 3

Relative to 1919.

1915 monthly average.
1916 monthly average
1917 monthly average

STOCKS,
END OF
MOiMlI.

RE-

mills.

Y E AT. AND MONTH.

STOCKS,
END OF
MOiMlI.

EX-

In pockets of 100 pounds.

NUMERICAL DATA.
141
142
156
132
163

7
13
18
35
55

468,036
640,627
591,159

328
100
81
47

45
100

609,477

91

87

159

157

125

159

137

130

108

154

39

109

10S

112

88

166

29

90

126

123

107

85

193

142

81

119

19
86

174
129

104
143

633,910
639,610
796,277
837,657
659,645

479,349
652,912
642,918

109,718
203,310
190,238
25S,484
275,513

1
1

278,758
699,754
611,661 254,825
222,175
554,723
318,147
957,589
797,973
275,355
223,472
657,198

757,2S1
1,021,612
872,667

191,510
193,597
212,140
179,700
222,059

23,004
41,904
50,327
109,114
172,900

0S2,7R8
139,944
446,741
8 1 1 , 6 5 8 130,000 314,063
109,700
l,2S7,057
327,177
63,532
1,291,023
418,412
1*253,992
52,916
312,052
1,343,655
283,628
40,105

1931.
September
October
November
December

..... .
,

140

122

85

139

45

109

145

124

'109

155

51

114

63
39

128

767,628
1,177,836
855,773
885,383

752,036
871,375
744,597
759,564

271,444
205,417
215,978
277,821

686,344
968,175
1,128,925
1,258,454

25,201
117,191
60,6S9
68,901

545,7G7
400,029
340,996
359,106

966,825
992,952
1,301,984
309,256

862,554
1,020,375
1,198,126
499,480

185,931
333,436
423,044
161,537

1,505,521
1,653,294
1, M0,545
1,335,899

80,395
53,447
42,752
48,996

230,723
400,807
609,032
422,853

90,891
44,793
21,106
448,897

481,812
233,198
267,552
519,652

200,19S
142,528
135,916
226,831

972,422
761,982
515,190
402,278

80,100
31,653
20,521
20,664

312,840
468,321
329,792
201,182

909,359
1,913,275
1,780,126
1,272,415

790,466
1,424,934
1,287,207
940,319

243,967
397,074
436,506
417,324

621,405
1,409,775
2,003,659
2,325,937

«51,285
41,744
105,842
42,948

119,415
152,075
398,832
343,462

952,293
392,191
395,697
529,193

1,015,520
561,779
654,482
707,736

347,405
308,663
205,855
315,485

2,283,793
2,039,140
1,743,020
1,575, Oft

119,218
39,836
30,146
70,721

474,538
334,215
347,034
331,926

137,116
184,684
103,538
437,504

560,037
348,369
345,5S3
410,388

202,717
131,517
103,443
101,931

1,109,789
965,879
744,481
548,030

24,520
93,218
15,427
20,155

351,390
262,807
3S3, SO"
102,000

393,605
1,512,281
1,911,515
965,725

617,952
963,779
1,236,100
819,648

150,469
236,714
307,721
203,738

355,518
954,101
1,734,633
2,010,527

4,792
7,897
26,708
28,014

102,059
184,040
184,092
339,117

1933.
159

September
October .
November
December

185

131

204

196

166

213

82

63

190
165

31

51

May
June
July
August

73

167

214

fc..

141

163

January
February
March
April

36

135

79

79

'120

63

100

46

56
53

85

89

94
63
60

25

44

15
7
3
74

#

75

15

149
105
83

'38

38

31
78
32

48
127

15

149
314

129

96

233

156

292

210

171

77
174
247

209

154

164

287

156

166

136

2S1

88

151

64

......
.«
-..,,..........,..

92

121

251

29

106

109

1933.
January
February
March
April

65

, .

July...
August

t-

215

22

111

124

194

52

106

92

SO

144

18

112

30

57

52

119

OS

S4

17

56

64

02

67

40

CS

11
15

124

72

June

81

116

22

May

107

87

32

65

101

61

44

4

33

24$

158

93

118

6

59

314

202

121

214

20

59

153

September
October
November
December

134

SO

248

21

103

1024.

I
I
1

Receipts, shipments and stocks at mills from Rice Millers' Association, comprising movement of the whole rice crop except California rice. Shipments of rice througn
New Orleans compiled by New Orleans Board of Trade. Imports and exports from U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, data for rough




ands each.
ther 9 dajTs included in October figures.

134

Table 78.—LIVE-STOCK MOVEMENT.
flndex numbers for base year In bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]

Shipments.
YfiAB AND MONTH.

Total
receipts. StOCKER
AND
FEEDER.

TOTAL.

SHEEP.

HOGS.

CATTLE.

Shipments.
Total
Total
slaugh- receipts. STOCKER
ter.
TOTAL.
AND
FEEDER.

Shipments*
Total
slaughter.

Total
receipts. STOCKER
AND
FEEDER.

TOTAL.

Total
slaughter.

67
84
1OO
86
78
80
81

72
81
100
87
102
84
81

104

Relative to 1919.
85
101
100
90
87
94
119

71
83
1OO
S3

91

61
75
1OO
74
45
60
65

120
103
84
83

79
67
77
74

15
11
15
18

57
4S
57
5S

89
98
71
68

85
82
78
110

21
15
24
70

77 •
63
64
93

149

67
79
93
85

116
134
91
73

96'
126
88
35

118
138
90
73

114
127
94
76

150
111
99
89

98
90
89
79

65
54

32
29
25
17

73
54
56
47

8S
72
74
64

93
76
41
41

96

101
106
76
78

75
75
74

25
33
35
61

69
64
59
75

SS
VI
97

82
99
118
134

45
65
73
61

97
109
126
139

76
93
115
133

102
140
101
67

92
197
131
44

107
181
121
59

95
101
84
78

95
76
84

142
120
132
116

88
85
92
101

158
140
143
117

134
111
128
115

72
60
63
64

30
29
20
14

GO
53
53
48

S5
67
76
81

SO
72
S3
118

103
87
91
102

121
113
112

89
84
45

121
118
125
121

121
111
105
90

79
64
73
79

37
20
33
59

75
53
59
74

84
78
89
86

129
155
127
88

97
120
97
89

97
129
145

136
135
93
61

112
140
149
1G0

90
123
144
155

117
153
80

155
258
U3
27

144
202
90
57

85
93
71
79

81
95
100
92
S
O
99
94

97
109
100
91
81
91
95

85
101
100
95
92
98
123

108
100
81
56
65
91

67
68

87
64
83
78

126
107
90
86

58
68
108
76

49
47
28
81

55
95

81
88
74
87

80
96
73
71

52
44
23
31

90
141
113
56

102
134
112
76

95
82
65

105

55
60
44
47

79
69
79
72

53
55
64
53

75
66
71
63

81
72
87
79

114
97
91

May
June....
July....
August..

91
86
83
105

82
59
51
107

87
78
75
116

95
93
88
97

100
101

September.
October
November..
December..

117
143
118

143
196
161
SI

141
176
150
95

97
114
100
87

73
81

64
48
45
53

$5
63
62
64

May
June
July
August..

93
SO
93
108

63
54
50
109

September.
October....
November.
December..

112
136
106

143
178
142

03
102
100
91
80
94
9-1

87
93
100
76
66
D2
86

80
58
•76
73

46
38
54
54

75
77
05
91
93
113
94

1917 monthly average.,
1VIH monthly average..
1919 monthly a v e r a g e .
lPJO monthly average...
1921 monthly average...
W2'2 monthly avorajcro...
lt>2,l monthly average. -.

100
107
103
107
134

1921.
January...
February.
March
April
May
Juno —
July
August..
September..
October.....
November..
December...

140
116
106

96
77
78

102

100
94

104
95
127

1933.
January...
February.
March
April

83
99
75

1923.
January...
February.
March....,
April

192*.
January
February....
March........
April




See footnote on opposite page.

135

Table 79.—LIVESTOCK MOVEMENT.1
[Base year In bold-faced type; Index numbers on opposite page.
CATTLE.

YEAB AND MONTH.

Shipments.
Total
receipts. STOCKER
AND
FEEDER.

TOTAL.

HOGS.

Total
slaughter.

SHEEP.

Shipments*
Total
receipts. STOCKED
AND
FEEDER.

TOTAL.

Total
slaughter.

Shipments.
Total
receipts. STOCKEU
AND
TOTAL.

Total
slaughter.

FEEDEU.

Thousands of animals.
1917 monthly average.
1918 monthly average.
1919 monthly average.
1920 monthly average.
1921 monthly average.
1922 monthly average.
1923 monthly average.

1,094
2,104
2,054
1,866
1,649
1,935
1,934

3S2
408
440

1,644

205
166
237

336
292
406
380

747
850
894

818
717
887
S38

1,109
3,159
1,241
3,766
1,141
3,737
1,034
3,549
923 |
3,425
1,036
3,672
l,0S6
4,611

64
81
75
61
42
49

1,027
1,185
1,194
1,273
1,223
1,277
1,594

2,157
2,572
2,o3G
2,272
2,194
2,395
3,015

1,618
1,869
2.2G5
1,870
2,014
1,864
1,833

352
432
578
430
258
346

SOS
1,011
1,310
1,043
9M

756
855

373

973
977

1,051
915
1,072
SS9
858

1921.
January...
February.
March.....
April

1,190
1,565
1,494
1,542

214

l,5S0

209
122
355

June
July....
August..

1,343

Septomber.
October
November.
December..

1,906
2,311
1,928
1,417

1,867

395

465
600
612

995
728
948
892

4,700
4,009
3,3S2
3,230

.,666
,391
,261
,136

3,032
2,604
2,119
2,097

1,792
1,516
1,750
1,677

62
88
107

687
580
693
706

1,101
935
1,053
9SS

597
593
492
846

924
1,005
S44
997

3,328
3,579
2,727
2,656

1,045
,143
919
931

2,270
2,474
1,SOS
1,722

1,916
1.S50
1,776
2,500

123
89
139
404

926
768
772
1,123

1,015
1,093
1,006
1,335

2,618
3,042
2,068
1,064

555
731
511
202

1,428
l,06S
1,094
881

1,200
1,341

1,835
1,400
1,465
1,227

183
169
143
97

888
656
677
564

925
761
780
678

145
191
204
350

832
777
717

852
923

901

1,021

1,297
2,192
1,465
70S-

1,005
1,007

729

S97
70S
805
855

951

673

927
822
994

4,27S
3,613
3,411
3,057

27
62
74

3,737
3,776
2,980
3,037

70
67
31
31

935
742

2,370

1,775

245

497

1,992

1,297

986
1,082

1,697

1,219

2,655
3,214
3,687
3,931

911
1,194
997
682

622

2,147

1,787
1,327
1,181
1,067

2,484
2,286
2,246
2,000

1,149

2,572

1,114
1,065

2,678
1,940
1,976

1,692
1,700
1,677
1,951

I t 917
2,362
2,918
3,360

2,303
3,311
2,28S
1,516

531
1,133
757
250

988
804

1923.
January...
February.
March
April

1,628
1,416
1,622
1,470

233
243
282
235

5SG
632
562

May....
June
July
August.

1,878
1,759
1,709
2,149

359
259
223
469

780
701
669
1,035

1,086
1,060
1,002
1,106

September.
October
November.
December..

2,397

630

1,205

1,107

3,002

34

2,936

864

1,570

1,299

3,6S2

49

2,427

710

1,345

1,138

4,421

65

1,825

357

847

997

5,004

46

1,153
1,305
1,501
1,657

January...
February.
March
April

1,876
1,426
1,502
1,670

281
210
19S
233

750
554

1,087
S70
956

573

l,0S0

5,306
4,490
4,026
4,318

66
64
69
76

2,SS7
1,669
1,703
1,393

3,395
2,819
3,234
2,924

1,636
1,366
1,430
1,447

171
160
114
82

May
June
July
August..

1,900
1,636
1,900
2,214

300

716

1,173

1,794

236

643

996

223

744

1,104

480

1,056

1,168

21ft
117
18S
341

September.
October
November.,
December-

2,295
2,802
2,182
1,810

631
785
624
353

1,156
1,382
1,131

1,104
1,106

788

1,018

56

1,025

m
820

1923.
559

1,373

4,524
4,209
4,177
3,714
3 ; 607
4,816
5,416
5,825

67

1,443

63

1,409

34

1,491

62

1,448

3,072
2,815
2,652
2,283

102
101
70
4G

1,452
1,661
1,800

<m
6-1(3
584

888
817
936
903

*JO9

fi39
710
SOS

1,336

2,276

2,659

S97

1.746

1,669

3,129

3,465

2,443

1,779

3,657

1,816

1,911

3,919

1,526

1.4S9
GiO
154

S94
USl
777
337

l,USl
6S3

1924.
January...
February.
March.....
April
1

!

These figures represent the movement at between 60 and 70 markets; data procured from the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural Economics.




136
Table 80.-MEAT PRODUCTS.1
[Index numbers for base year in bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]

EXPORTS.

YEATt AND

MONTH.

Pork
products.'

lleef
products.8

COLD-STORAGE
HOLDINGS.2

nccf
products.*

Pork
products.*

Lamb
and
mut-

Beef.

Pork.

Lamb
and
mutton.

100
101
92
111
152
192

100
93
82
90

100
149
155
178
212

ISO
178
126
116
122

171
163
111
111
117

207
201
161
100
128

87
99
118
133

86
93
77
66

89
93
83
74

160
188
175
168

123
127
133
127

110
96
87
83

1C6
143
135
129

111
98
119
106

144
123
118
105

72
59
64
56

85

172
141
135
145

119
112
112
112

90

74
S9
80

101
110

133
161
1S4
1S6

28
45
40
41

124
125
119
127

133
149
118
109

63
70
65
71

94
94
89
95

170
178
168
173

112
112
114
120

116
123
130
125

188
1SS
181
159

61
47
49
67

42
42
44
55

131
141
134
124

101
114
145

72

67

98
102
93
S3

196
198
199
257

120
120
120
120

114
107
107
106

141
140
128
124

48
42
38
33

81
92
101
111

72
69
SO
70

125
107
117
119

156
177
153

81
66
75
72

94
83
89
91

209
175
20S
171

119
114
112
112

103
105
111
111

122
122
124
12S

100
110
104
133

27
24
19
19

108
112
110
95

64
43
33
22

129
122
119
133

153
156
146
134

72
64
67
67

99
92
90
93

217
208
211
223

112
117
122
122

112
125
141
141

127
127
130
134

110
104
S9
70

20
27
39
45

74
59
67
32

24

129
151
135

115
14S
182
203

71
76
68
62

95
109
95
87

203
250
231
231

135
135
135
132

132
118
104
103

134
132
12'3
123

100
243
266
40
45

131
121
109
121
125

120
111
116
129
159

25
27
34
36

60
44
43
50

72
82
91
78

119
125
114
99

67
91
131
101

33
31
29
27

69
66
74
75

47
35
35
25

121
146
163
156

141
146
112
101

24
21
20
20

82
94
90
80

September.
October...
November.,
December.,

146
153
152
190

102
97
107
79

23
29
40
49

1923.
January...
February..
March
April

239
200
226
200

92
84
111

May
Juno
July
August

201
161
173
199

September ,
Octoter
November.
December.,

20S
193
194
230

70
73
95

15G
169
151
202

235
143
112
10G
100

1OO
66
42
20
32

212
121
110
130

136
94
74
69

156
168
152
110

May
Juno
July
Aujitist....

24
30

103-1.
January....
February..,
March
,
April

i Exports reported b y the U S JWn-/™*** / n




1OO
102
95
99
124
169

84
67
78
67
70

1OO
9S
83
70
91

50
81
108

urn.

Relative to 1913.

153
115
129

100
93
84
82
64
70

September.
October...
November.
December.,
1033.
January...
February..
March
April

Pork.

82
9G
104

45
55
73

100
96
108
116
89
117

191U mo. av..
1020 mo. av..|
1921 mo. av..
l£tf-' mo. av..
1023mo.Jiv..

Pork.

Heel (fresh).

I Good
Steer
native rounds, Smoked
steers.
Xo. 2,
hams.
hi
Chicago. Chicago,

1OO
105
100
107
167
171

100
96
106
116
137
154

1OO
89
313
230
239
473

lOl.t mo. av.. 100
94
1014 m:>. uv..
1915 mo. av..
138
lOlfi mo. av.. 147
1017 run. iU*.. 132
1018 mo. nv..
229

Beef.

WHOLESALE PRICES.

Relative to 1919.

Relative to 1913.

Relative to 1919.

Relative to 1913.

APPARENT
CONSUMPTION
O F MEAT.*

SLAUGHTER.'

Seefootnotes

72
67

n

97

on opposite page- also

states in the case 0 I 1hn^rS?Lt
of
* • ^Pection, according to census figures in iw»#
a5e
°°^i82 Per ceat m the case of beef, and 91 per cent for lamb.

137
Table 81.—MEAT PRODUCTS.1
(Index numbers for base year in bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]

EXPORTS.
YEAR AND
MONTH,

Pork
products. &

Beef
products.*

PRODUCTIONINSPECTED
SLAUUHTEU.s

COLD-STORAGE
HOLDINGS-^
Beef
products.7

Pork
products."

Lamb
and
mutton.s

Beef.

Pork,

APPARENT
CONSUMPTION
OF MEAT.*

Lamb
and
mutton.

Keef.

Pork.

Thousands of pounds.
83,058
76,820
113,205
120,932
108,209
187,554

13,625
12,163
42,609
32,105
32,502
64,444

127,200
192,343
258,523

644,543
GG9,2S3
875,323

1919 m o . av.. 219,803
1920 mo. av.. 128, 004
1921 mo. av.. 138,308
1922 m o . av.. 123,924
1923 m o . av *. 165,620

32,053
19,545
15,249
14,456
13,594

237,123
156,117
09,623
68,521
75,709

1931.
September.
October
November..
December..

173,989
99,202
90,248
106,440

18,568
12,773
10,043
9,420

1933.
January....
February...
March
April..

127,623
138,055
124,411
90,132

May
June
July
August

WHOLESALE PRICKS.
Beef (fresh).

Dollars per pound.

3,722
4,531
6,026

343,402
32S, 805
364,210
393,865
409,328
627,898

4S3,S4G
464,139
621,302
558,919
423,233
566,370

53,389
51,226
44,125
43,219
33,645
36,641

365,063
427,141
465,686

429,322
321,411
360, S29

S0.130
.136
.129
.138
.167
.221

320,959
903, 345
701,014
647,594
837,350

8,391
20,174
22,090
3,294
3,744

451,389
415,434
372,858
417,200
430,812

580,989
53S, 2S6
561,614
620,S05
768,464

43,890
35,255
41,134
34,85S
36,732

447,120
413,968
365,273
402,4S8
418,018

379,807
416,303
43:?, 965
497,235
592,340

59,822
63,486
80,333
84,808

557,016
408,506
397,590
462,637

5,993
6,840
7,520
6,444

407,349
427,661
392,487
341,040

422,022
480,622
567,622
642,093

45,290
48,4S6
40,149
34,558

398,350
414,455
370,210
330,245

9,109
12,404
17,808
13,735

78,295
73,782
G9,516
64,507

546,100
608,747
677, 253
690,296

3,914
2,863
2,878
2,071

381,718
336,393
408,248
363,071

693,020
594,090
569,838
508,909

37,515
30,754
33,656
29,299

99,440
119,855
133,426
127,667

19,145
19,894
15,281
13,751

56,852
50,706
47,031
48,291

759,454
861,638
826,535
739,425

2,310
3,720
3,308
3,376

427,393
429,692
407,330
437,813

644,495
720,687
568,898
525,889

September.,
October
November..
December..

120,124
125,716
121,574
156,067

13,832
13,165
14,568
10,780

53,572
67,814
95,628
116,255

558,434
431,921
452,004
619,319

3,473
3,458
3,633
4,523

418,765
453,293
458,501
424,178

1933.
January
February...
March
April

196,139
163,745
185,197
164,288

12,537
11,415
15,144
12,149

114,113
100,591
90,502
78,535

745,190
842,781
931,417
1,025,322

5,9S0
5,75S
6,635
5,774

May
June
July
August

165,272
131,708
141,665
102,965

13,647
14,941
14,229
18,179

65,023
57,220
45,S93
46, (Ml

993,301
1,032,401
1,009,738
870,122

September..
October
November..
December..

170,657
158,196
158,908
188,697

14,997
14,205
12,0S6
9,495

48,187
63,578
93,166
105,655

68.% 751
542,544
612, SI 3
756,818

1913 mo. av..
1914mo. av-.
1915 mo. av..
1910 mo. av..
1917 mo. av..
l91Smo. av..

so.t.-n

; so.i

.124
.130
.162
.221

.107
. 15.1
.185
.252
.318

.2.33
.230
.163
.150
.158

.221
.213
.145
.145
1153

.343
.334
.208
.205
.212

404,925
525,838
489,336
409,521

.160
.104
.173
.164

.144
.125
.114
.108

.276
.237
.221
.215

379,993
329,038
395,747
356,787

4S2,083
393,499
376,978
405,764

.154
.145
.145
.145

.118
.128
.132
.144

.221
.267
.300
.309

33,226
36,427
34,033
37,430

' 418,682
419,197
400,152
425,163

475,985
498,674
470,575
485,361

.145
.145
.148
.155

.151
.161
.170
.164

.313
.313
.301
.204

488,252
552,111
701,719
881,748

37,917
37,777
35,156
35,102

440,1S5
455,986
416,119
392,804

549,195
552,908
557,061
718,739

.155
.155
.155
.155

.149
.140
.140
.139

.235
.232
.213
.200

429,162
366,801
401.037
408,228

907,645
752,492
856,386
737,545

42,574
34,831
39, 410
37,726

418,767
368,908
395,982
40S,O46

685,633
491,156
582,553
479,352

.154
.148
.145
.145

.135
.13S
.145
.145

.202
.203
.200
.212

4,445
3,556
2,752
1,785

442,368
418,281
407,182
457,021

739,251
751,609
705,586
644,603

37, 482
33,676
35,163
35,193

442,334
411,126
404,0S2
438,662

60S, 134
582,431
591, S78
623,640

.145
.151
.15S
.158

.140
.163
.1S5
.184

.211
.211
.217
.223

1,719
1,997
2,014
2,508

443,836
519,099
465,080
411,049

555,094
714,848
876,726
979,788

37,099
39,-799
35,547
32,2S6

426,939
489,503
423,406
389,065

570,345
699,859
647,549
647,0S6

.175
.175
.175
.171

.173
.155
.135
.135

.223
.219
.209
.205

1934.
January
February...
March......
April
,.




Pork.

Gooil
Steer J
native rounds, ; Smoked
steers,
Chtca^n.'Chlcago.'

See footnotes on opposite page also.
< Includes meat produced under Federal inspection only.
• Includes bacon, ham, shoulders, lard, neutral lard, and canned, fresh, and pickled pork.
• Includes fresh, canned, pickled, and cured beef, and oleo oil and tallow.
»Includes beef, frozen, cured, and in process of cure.
fi Includes pork, frozen, dry salt, and pickled, both cured and in process of cure, and lard,
• Frozen lamb and mutton.

138

Table 82.-MILK.1
pnllez numDcrs lortoaseyearIntariff-tarttyper numerical data on oppoaite page.]
CONDENSED AND
EVAPORATED SULK
(case goods.)

FLUID MILK.

ICE
CREAM.

a i l U S DELIVERIES T O M I L K PLANTS.

For manufacture o—
f

Receipts,
Production,
Minne- Produc- Ex- Stocks. 7 Producnoston
tion.
ports.
tion.
apolis,
Greater (Includ- P h i l a St.
New
ing delphia. PauM
York. cream).

YEAR AND MONTH.

Rolatlvo Relative Relative
to 1913. to 1919. to 1913.

Relative
to 1920.

Relative to 1919.

90

1OO
100
103
110
10S

93
1OO
106
10S
114

111
121
131
139
14S

March
April

137
12S
US
144

104
103
110

129
130
145
143

192
1S2
207
192

59
54
66
75

26
2S
35
84

May....
June
July....
August.

1G6
165
161
154

125
129
125
118

163.
167
165
15S

226
224
1S9
155

99
100
M
83

September...
October
November...
December...

149
153
143
144

112
118
108
109

147
149
140
138

146
160
160

1923*
January...,.
February....
March
April

145
134
153
154

110
100
115
113

141
126
14S
15S

225
216
254
254

May....
June....
July....
August.

170
1S4
23S
166

131
137
127
120

158
18S
163

September
October
November
December

161
161
153
156

114
121
113

1013 mo. av
1911 mo. av
li>t'>mo. av
19iGim>. av
1917 mo. av

i

lOlSmo.av
1919 mo. a v . . . . .
1920 mo. a v . . , . .
1921 mo. av
1922 mo. a v
1923mo. av

1922.
January
February

100
101
100
103
110
118
125
13G
143
149
165

Total.

Fluid

Relative
to 1919.

Soft
Milk
cheese, chocoCheese
Ice
late,
(Americream, whole
Butter. can).
conmilk
densed powder,
milk,
etc
etc.
Relative to 1922.

26
50
80

100
109
170
1S5

293
261
24S
225
234'
246

77
100
76
71

65
100
4S
34
22
23

94
100
111
110
118

100

100

100

84
78

45
63
70
97

96
90
117
110

133
116
130
85

70
75
100
125

22
22
12
16

65
77
83
72

168
216
232
213

140
135
117
99

97
97
99
85

72
65
50
53

15
23
17
14

70
55
39
31

15S
87
61
48

S9
86
61

63
62
73
96

14
18
28
26

30
35
37
44

49
46
71
103

109
122:
131

23
16
15
16

56
75
85

163
241
273
227

92
C)
C6)

20
25
31
42

101
100
94
85

100
79
65

100

100

61
65
&5
114

120
112
179
123

50
46
90
154

1.69
150
130
105

173
157
131
US

132
135
91
81

179
20S
163
123

90
97
85
83

91
76
51
58

S3
S9
59
64

85
77
27
34

95
64
23
5

66
71
91
93

79
86
94
89

54
60
77
76

94
89
130
144

39
50
78
S4

8
17
34
49

92
99
103
78

S3
93
95
81

84
85
83
64

154
157
1G4
114

77
S3
47

33
53
5S
42

154
C6)

1934.
January
February
March
April.

siS!S3aSa 1 !S«B'ffiffiSBRwasa
icdbs=«^^



^ ^

100

139
Table 83.—MILK.1
[Base year in bold-faced type; index numbers on opposite page.]
CONDENSED AND
EVAPORATED BULK
(case goods).

FLUID MILK.

. ICE
ICREAK

JVI1LK DELIVERIES TO M I L K PLANTS.

Receipts.

YEAE AND MONTH.

Bos-

Great-I t o n
er
(inNew cludYork; ing 5

Phila.
delphia.

cream). *

Thoussands oJ
cans, 40
quarts
each.
1913 monthly
1914 monthly
1915 monthly
1910 monthly
1917 monthly

For m a n u f a c t u r e ofProduction,
Minne-j
apolisSt.
Paul.*

Thousands of
quarts.

Production.

Exports.

Stocks.'

1,496
1,513
1,500
1,613
1,052

1918 monthly average..
1919 monthly average..
1920 monthly average..
1921 monthly average.
1&22 monthly a verago..
1923 monthly average..

1,763
1, S73
2,036
2,144
2,232
2,461

12,193 ,16,113
13,059
17, 984
13,865
IS, 914
14,116
20,107
14,878
21,361

5,715
7,145
7,786
12,141
13,224

110,639
143,956
109,427
102,751
93,678

45,928
71,072

1923.
January
February
March
April
..,

2,050
1,908
2,209
2,156

14,743
13,523
13,438
14,428

18,701
18,808
20,893
20,617

13,698
13,031
14,812
13,687

84,602
79,599
95,372
108,556

18,352
19,951
25,006
24,234

May....
June....
July....
August.

2,479
2,475
2,412
2,302

16,287
16,889
16,377
15,402

23,516
24,189
23,905
22,784

16,114
16,019
13,509
11,042

142,227
144,106
135,519
119.046

September.,
October
November..
December..

2,233
2,285
2,123
2,154

14,589
14,522
14,097
14,243

21,244
21,510
20,173
19,990

10,396
11,430
11,439
13,510

1923.
January
February
March
April
..""

2,170
2,002
2,295
2,297

14,357
13,081
15,080
14,714

20,434
18,200
21,419
22,856

16,077
15,421
18,118
18,154

17,051
17,906
16,603
15,653

22,844

August.

2,550
2,747
3T562
2,479

September..
October....
November..
December..

2,411
2,403
2,282
2,335

June..

11,727

14,928
15,738
14,783

14,452
14,471
14,869
15,949
IS, 571

27,169
23,569

Total.

Fluid
milk.

Thousands o:
gallons

Thousands of pounds.

average.
average.
average.
average.
average.

Production.

Soft
cheese,
ice
cream,
condensed
milk,
etc.

Milk
cliocolate,
whole Butter.
milk
powder,
etc.

Thousands of pounds.

1,377
1,904
6,307
18,307
35,705
10,47C
13,093
12,355
12,193
13,10£

302,837

113,136

74,127

58,787

34,242

22,526

189,355
176,332
155,650
139,418

4,946
5,SS9
7,78
10,814

290,644
273,865
353,014
333,838

150,617
131,235
147,449
95,983

51,959
55,871
- 74,033
92,983

35,703
38,041
49,942
66,9S6

41,080
38,350
61,369
43,749

11,285
10,368
20,221
34,633

15,711
15,706
8,823
11,247

145,667
173,827
187,367
161,846

18,654
23,9G4
25,701
23,690

422,697
407,426
353,526
299,451

110,260
110,301
112,272
96,623

125,364
111,458
96,184
77,991

101,505
92,566
77,1S3
69,397

45,134
46,323
31,211
27,746

40,434
46,778
36,670
27,093

104,303
93,462
71,924
76,029

10,549
16,066
12,004
9,850

150,805
122,802
86,788
69,041

17,55:
9,626
6,783
5,358

102,057
110,223
96,378
94,235

67,101
56,174
37,588
42,823

49,044
52,467
34,912
37,693

29,045
26,288
9,108
11,506

21,632

259,520
183,798
187,381

91,245
88,548
105,609
138,126

10,239
12,719
20,034
18,176

67,145
79,493
83,814
99,934

5,405
5,154
7,894
11,430

199,739
215,522
275,167
281,218

97,351
106,893
100,660

40,341
44,845
57,356
56,107

55,355
52,407
76,592
84,426

13,308
17,1S7
26,735
28,912

1,896
3,732
7,591
11,114

20,526
20,963
18,030
17,742

157,493
175,868
189,173
150,274

16,143
11,189
10,569
11,261

126,530
169,100
190,343
194,350

18,131
26,738
30,250
25,186

277,197
300,302
311,749
236,599

94,167
105,341
107,153
92,156

61,907
03,253
64,955
47,534

90,308
92,309
9G7524
G7,302

10,067
16,684
17,559

133,019

14,444

227,826
224,940
211,334
190,407

17,105

34,252 224,689
24.140
177,099
15,625
147,077
16,189
155,435

17,539
22,181
29,770

23,411

7,401
13,041

30,052

13,064

16,086

9,521

See footnotes on opposite page also.
JReeeipts of milk, excluding cream, in the metropolitan area around New York City, including many large cities in New Jersey.

*• «

within a 40-mile radius of Minneapolis and St. Pa*.

Production compiled by months but issued quarterly; figures not available at time of going to press,
'include bulk goods also and are given as of the first day of the month.




14,368
5,101
1,124

26,354

1934.
fonuary
February
March
.."]
April

if S o ! ^

Cheese
(American).

140

Table 84.—BUTTER AND CHEESE.1
[Base year in bold-faced type.]

Production.

YEAR AND
MONTH.

Cold- Who!e-|
Receipts storage sale
holdprice,
at 5
ings
5marmarkets.* (cream- kets.e
ery).'

Relative to 1919.

BUTTER.

CHEESE.

BUTTER.

Relative]
to
1916-20.

Production.'

Cold- WholeReceipts storage sale
holdprice,
at 5
Ings
mar- [(Amer- 5 m a r kets.' ican).* kets.*
Relative] Relative
to
1916-20. to 1919.

Relative to 2919.

Production.

ColdReceipts storage sale
hold- price,
at 5
ings 5
markets.2 (cream-;
ery).

87

100

86
103
113
120

105
95
94
83

99
72
68

124

no

117
97
99

95
81

164
160
138
116

1920 mo. av
1921 mo. av

99
121

1922mo.av...J
1923 mo. av..

129

1921.
September
October
November
December

u

1022.
January
February....
March
April

102
93
110
120

91
85
9S
93

86
62
40
16

Hay....
June....
July....
August.

183
207
1S7
199

150
203
202
136

7
23
120
183

September
October
November
December

128
113
93
96

101
90
84
84

199
172
131
85

1923.
January
February
March
April

104
97
113
119

May
June
July
August

164
194

142
197

| 60
i 161

September.....
October
November
December
,
1924.
January
February
March
April

105
89
110
106

165

136

,




123
112
100
90

91

48
29
16

6
18
111
181
1S2
170
136
91

1

100

113

100

85

78

72
78
76
73

92
84
53
45

100
85
91
104
113

91

101

70
120
104
104

100

105
82
81

70

103

64
69
71
06

71,965
87,712
93,095

78

125
121
116
92

68,181
73,344 45,871

90

39,269
47,448
54,207
54,861

59,341

89,932
84,374
70,024
71,400

50,540
43,785
37,282
37,172

22,126
22,076
21,571

46,779

92,292
90,110
77,983
65,129

.425
.461
.451
.435

23,763
21,615
13,537
11,722

48,412

.36.5
.375
.371
.363

13,0S0
14,162
19,067
22,056

53,479
52,75S

74
58
40
29

67
67
64

73,502
67,405
79,532
86,623

41,697
38,894
44,919
42,694

61
64
62
61

123
143
165
148

116
140
147
122

29
42
89
125

56
61
65
65

132,351
150,034
135,231
144,160

63,893
93,139
92,829
62,494

69
79

130
99
70
59

ao9

144
133
110
100

70
80
80
34

92,359
81,547
67 ; 253
69,284

112,039
41,351 96,6S0
38,678 73,857
38,475 47,773

90
72

83

56

78

75,494
69,815
81,724
85,857

48,123
40,662
50,409
4S,699

26,819
16,122
8,910
4,824

65,330

3 243
10,112
62,763
101,774

54
55
72
82

70

112

68

141

67

174

74

145

78
81
86

130

Dollars
per
pound

112
99
84

79
77

96
101
117
156
155
137

113
130
104

SO

70

72

150

79

172

83

98,577

51,287

(5)

45,703

99

77
75

168
150
143

(*)
74

35,047
22,532
9,113

3,830
13,202
67,410
103,151

46,419

118,345
140,256
43,671
116,706

47

SO, 415
75,692
68,814

41,316
41,881

1:::::::::!::::::::

.586 |
.429 '
.403
.464

66
70
90
97

85
83
82
75

Thousands of pounds.

56,364
37,178
51,825
25,850
53,939
44,679
50,305
33,552
.:! 22.33S !
66.410 !s0.593;'25,771 110,281 38,664 S0..3K

51
55
74

62
63

tlon.3
[i
i

NUMERICAL DATA.

100
92

1OO

Receipts
sale
li oldat ."i
price,
Ings
mar15 markets.- (Amer- kets.'
ican).*

1 V r °-

Dollars
per I
pound.

Thousands of pounds.

INDEX NUMBERS.
1016-1920 m o . av]
1916 mo. a v . ,
1917 m o . a v . .
1918 mo. av
94
1919 mo. av
100

CHEESE.
II

102,731
96,117
76,41$
61,508

.360 t 31,773
;
-377 j' 36,833
.367 J 42,719
j
. 362 I 38,121
;
.410
.466
.494
.526

.506
.492
.4S5
.445

14,S41

11,237

46,635 j
4.5,163 |
42,969
34,055

.206

10,684
11,319
14,5S6
15,757

27,691
21,430
15,003
10,745

.209
.203
.199
.183

IS, SOD

1O,86S
15,4S1
33,130
46,5S0

.175
,188
.200
,200

53,G25

.216

49,473

.247

16,3S2
13,455

22,7.56
23,940
10, S19

.200
.214
.220

.249

37,291

.259

13,904
14,099
18,481
21,047

12,SS7
12,575
15,573
16,410

33,617
26,593
20,093
14,465

.256

18,982
25, 421
25,312
22,291

14,077
17,507

.397

44,7S9

.441

37,253

.464

33,581

18,445
21,091
1G,S7O
14,299

80,282

sco.
Francisco.

.241
,216
.223
.23S
.234
.244

63,960

.256
.256
.2*8
.230

62,4S5
J5S.OJ8
55,105

47,560

last w e e k s of m o n t h p r o r a t e d .

.249

55.S39

54
137

.280
.216
.211
.241

40,852

36,235

.530

16,9.^8
15,340

39,147
30,602
30,181
33,209

17,720
13,238
10,107
13,749

.403

.511

13,Sl-$

33,413
25,613
18,113
15,233

.417

.479

I

141

Table 85.—POULTRY, EGGS, AND FISH.1
[Base year In bold-faced, type*!
POULTRY.
Receipts
at 5
markets.*

YEAS AND MONTH.

EGGS.

Coldstorage
holdings.'

Receipts

FISH.

Cold-

Total

POULTttY.

Cold-

Cold-

storage
catch,
Receipts storage
at 5 holdings principal storage
at 5
hold- markets.^ h o l d (case
marfishing
ings.*
Ings.*
kets.' eggs),*
ports*
Relative
to 1916-20.

Relative to 1919.

Relative to 1919.

Thousands of
pounds.

Total
catch,

ports.

Cold-

at 5
holdings principal storage
markets.' (case
fishing holdings.*
Thousands of cases.*

Thousands of
pounds.

3,089

1OO

85
121

•78
• 78
•82
93
92

1OO
86
103
114
117

93
111
91
112
138
144

107
1OO
90
78
94
92

101
100
73
72
57
59

19,804
19,148
21,481
23,554
28,444

77
62
34
45

195
170
119
65

86
96
59
52

88
95
99
96

21,525
47,674
62,124

78
61
41
28

22,865
15,010

14,552

1916 monthly average....

Coldstorage
eggs).'

Receipts

B.—NUMERICAL DATA.

A.—INDEX NUMBERS.

1916-1920 monthlv average ..

Fisn.

EGGS*

3,118
4,472

* 13,518
• 13,549
* 14,300
16,936
15,999
18,549
62,501
17,358 01,764
15,675
45,296
13,603
44,355
16,260
35,311
16,023
36,213

40,352
66,565
46,853
48,224
54,520
68,333

1,188
1,027
1,229
1,357
1,393

3,413
4,0S9
3,355
4,132
5,102
5,303

20,064
25,602
34,876
65,167

919
732
399
538

7,210
6,269
4,380
2,403

14,870
16,607
10,235
9,065

54,469
53,899
61,228
59,120

103,697
103,350
88,710
68,470

805
1,026
1,947
2,911

889
179
13
950

13,539
21,472
18,623
13,160

48,320
37,621
25,475
17,485

,50,840
38,002
34,837
30,659

2,5S7
1,929
1,501
1,028

4,64S
8,056
9,811
10,161

15,168
15,757
1S,73S
20,167

17,076
20,821
25,620
32,226

108
119
144

61
100
70
72
82
103

93
109
241
314

30
38
52
OS

115
76
67
57

156
155
133
103

63
86
1G4
245

24
5
26

78
124
107
76

73
82
84
79

76
67
52
46

218
162
131
87

126
218
266
275

87
91
10S
116

23
34
41
52

87
109
228
371

42
39
45
78

69
59
41
41

260
215
155
88

102
101
79
55

67
89
88
79

21,489
45,171
73,458

27,671
25,985
30,240
51,781

815
702
491
4S6

9,608
7,924
5,726
3,257

17,671
17,602
13,715
9,505

41,141
54,757
54,502
48,690

221
119
87
63

150
183
171
143

72
86
179
183

36
6
12

45
67
89
87

65
44
27
17

43,735
23,619
17,154
12,446

100,170
121,632
113,503
94,872

853
1,025
2,124
2,237

1,311
213
13
453

7,885
11,647
15,518
15,120

40,032
27,070
16,724
10,590

68
84
SI
91

112
86
74
62

243
174
113
101

101
214
277
2S5

89
98
121
120

20
29
44
63

13,392
16,562
16,696
18, OOS

74,562
57,274
49,100
41,250

2,884
2,072
1,333
1,205

3,737
7,890
10,222
10,509

15,302
16,931
20,991
20,834

12,312
17,779
27,237
39,101

95
138
292
382

51
50
56
95

83
70
48
49

268
237
ISO
109

117
115
90
70

86
102
103
104

18,84S
27,412

34,131
33,142
37,008
63,274

991
831
503
687

9, SS3
8,737
C,650
4,028

20,259
19,954
15,024
12,119

53,220
62,744
63,458
G4,292

100
97

1919 monthly average
1921 monthly average
1922 monthly average........
1923 monthly average
1921.
October
November
December

........*.
... . . . . . . . . . . . .
1922.

February
March
April
May
June
July
August

.,

September..*
October
November.....
December

..

•

18,400

13,189
11,196

16,207
16,709
15,571
17,229

1933.
January
February
March
April
May
June....

»

July
August
September
October
November
December

...

67,819
75,576

1924.
141

5°

93,0.75

1,920

1
Data compiled by V. 3. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural Economics, except fish catch representing landings of fresh fish from vessels at Bo3ton and
Gloucester, Mass., Portland, Me., and Seattle, Wash., compiled by U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Fisnerm.
™-.ffl,*
1
>Boldings on 1st of month.
Boston New Vnrt Phii«4oir»bift nhir*™ And San Francisco. Total of weekly figures with first andequals 30 dozen, or about 45 pounds net.
8 Boston, ttflw-York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco.
« One case of eggs last weeks of month prorated.
* Index number less than 1.
'As of 15th of the month.
'Excluding Portland and Seattle.




142
Table 86.—SUGAR.1
[Index numbers for base year in bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]
EXPORTS.

RAW SUGAB.

Wholesale.
YEAB AKD MONTH.

Receipts,
LouisiImports. ana crop
at New
Orleans*

Relative to 1913.

Meltings.*

Stocks,
at refineries.*

Relative to 1919.

average
average
averago.......
average
avorago

1918 m o n t h l y
1919 m o n t h l y
1920 m o n t h l y
1921 m o n t h l y
1922 m o n t h l y
192;? m o n t h l y

average.,
average.,
average..
averago.,
average..
averago. .

100
115
112
117
105

1OO
62
53
87
59

109
149
170
131
206
157

45
60
29
54
57
S7

80
92
113

13
50
231
245

Raw,
96°
centrifugal,
N.Y.

Eelative
to 19091913.
100
65
492
1,214
1,992
1,274

1909-1913 monthly average.
1913 m o n t h l y
1914 m o n t h l y
1915 m o n t h l y
1910 m o n t h l y
1917 m o n t h l y

Refined,
including
maple.

513
1,859
1,164
1,176
2,314

CUBAN MOVEMENT.

PRICES.
Retail.

GranuIndex,
lated,
in bbls., 51 cities.
N.T.

Receipts,
Cuban
ports*

Relative to 1913.

100
100
133
165
179

100
110

Exports.

Stocks,
end of
month.

Relative to 1919.

100

130
161
181

103
120
146
1G9

183
215
372
137
133
200

182
209
297
144
139
195

17G
205
353
140
132
183

133
125
122
118

19
11
31
47

30
37
70
72

79

85

100
104
92
130
107

100
110
157
205
200

81

144
75
%
65

1,206
585
573
1,077

123
119
117
106

131
122
121
117

90
172
332

2,159
2,045
3,673
4,149

104
107
112
114

112
115
121
122

113
116
118
122

GO
154
261
218

37
01
157
158

285
290
324
276

4,959
5,560
3,010
1,358

116
131
147
148

123
137
154
158

120
120
138
147

168
104
89
56

174
106
162
10S

436
200
132
90

138

144
144
147
161

27

163

146
154
160
162

66
59
59
31

100
87
95
100
S7

1OO
BO
95
103
S7

100
77
175
77
62

1921.
September.,
October...,
November.
December..

100

January...
February.
March
April

179
255
326
269

50
18

May...
Juno...,
July....
August.

254
264
257
242

7
13
16
24

September.
October
November..
December...

»99
110
137
81

15
234
283

95
70

189
99
72
47

85
78

90
128
165
164
178
164
163
166

11

287

155
160

19
14
26

184
171
150
142

18
64
124
155
162
131
101
72
53
36

1923.
January...
February.
March
April

137
140
329
223

209
9
4
6

77
105
157
150

84
130
298
343

160
997
1,071
1,332.

151
176
203
223

May....
June....
July
August.

209

4
4
7
8

331
307
240
220

1,479

177
122
115

146
122
80
97

114
159

12
140
234
408

S3
118
89
61

202

September..
October....
November.
December..

93
63

1024.
January
February
March
April




127
61
61

1,072
108

145
04
101
63

158

151

152

171

158

207

201

185

261

215

193

171

227
213
198
173

220

90

190
178

204
202
191
175

199
217
208
209

193
210
203
207

175
193
187
184

215

55
27
20
19
21
3

43

95
146
199
142

117

123
84
48
46

104
92
81
67

64
75

44

26
1

71
101

13
5
3

143
Table 87.—SUGAR.1
[Base year i n bold-faced t y p e ; index n u m b e r s o n opposite page.)
EXPOUTS.

HAW SUGAK.

Y E A B AND MONTH,

Imports*

Receipts,
Loulsi- '
Stacks,
ana
crop at Meltings.* a t refineries.*
New
Orleans*

WHOLESALE
PIUCE.

Refined,
including
maple.

Raw, Granu96°
lated,
centrifin
bbls.,
ugal,
N.Y.

Long tons.
1909-1913 monthly average.,
1913 monthly avorago
1914 monthly average
(
1915 monthly average
1916 monthly average
,
1917 monthly average

CUBAN

Recelpts,
Cuban
ports.

Per pound.
2,953
1,926
14,524
35,S33
5S,812
37,602

$0,035
.03&
.047
.058
.063

MOVE3IEXT-

Exports.

Stacks,
encl of
month.

Long tons.

S0.043
.047
.053
.069
0.77

205,716
183,802

16,184
10,109
8,501
14,050
9,545

192,219
261,149
29S,6S5
229,266
361,789
275,249

7,2S6
8,154
4,704
8,812
9,236
14,102

257,174
325,333
338,430
299,891
423,659
348,165

81,311
95,423
105,357
150,022
195,854
191,179

15,152
54,891
34,371
34,739
68,341
16,620

.064
.075
.130
.048
.047
.70

.078
.059
.126
.062
.059
.84

330,193
288,005
314,662
329,161
256,438

325,373
290,391
309,747
335,519
234,099

644,484
496, S06
1,130,682
499,290
393,700

141,103
161,695
206,865
176,462

2,063
8,125
37,394
39,675

262,817
277,910
268,253
254,135

137,390
71,664
82,253
62,419

35,617
17,261
16,908
31,817

.043
.042
.041
.037

.056
.052
.052
.050

63,030
35,780
103,718
156,660

98,745
120,386
245,669
233,838

1,183,488
1,103,449
967,515
913,486

January..
February.,
March
April

314,539
448,321
571,836
473,137

8,039

2,895
909
1,206

291,601
415,723
535,357
531,962

85,602
163,817
273,811
316,973

63,766
60,390
108,468
122,516

.036
.038
.039
.040

.048
.049
.052
.052

199,102
507,361
861,174
720,509

121,775
198,821
512,251
612,430

115,786
414,512
799,619
997,291

May....
June
July....
August.

446,678
460,480
451,011
425,960

1,187
2,088
2,609
3,939

577,330
532,052
530,334
540,024

271,890
277,150
309,413
262,959

146,454
164,184
88,887
40,100

.041
.046
.052
.052

.053
.059
.066
.067

555,852
342,736
294,169
183,441

565,350
540,354
526,849
349*979

1,043,420
844,022
650,164
460,987

* 174,232
193,092
239,966
141,821

1,842
2,400
37,912
45,824

312,909
280,003
309,274
227,333

180,577
94,043
69,185
44,828

12,870
5,896
3,893
2,671

.048
.054
.056
.057

.063
.066
.068

90,378
61,713
S7,4S9

213,728
191,770
191,160
101,760

341,329
228,902
49,495
45,349

January..
February.,
March
April......

240,034
245,907
578,101
391,741

33,899
1,500
728

251,140
342,715
010,653
486,421

80,617
124,164
284,800
327,081

4,718
29,433
31,632
39,324

.053
.062
.073
.078

.067
.073
.086
.092

601,271
6SL939
861,736
563,325

309, S31
474,764
647,003
461,321

276,258
400,009
653,692
756,155

May....
June....
July....
August.

367,891
310,712
214,462
202,336

663
5S5
1,076
1,363

474,169
390,265
259,654
316,729

315,6S0
293,023
228,840
209,793

43,679
31,669
3,181
2,624

.079
.074
.069
.061

.094
.092
.085
.076

325,987
180,755
90, OSS
64,S78

399,020
272,957
154,726
148,237

669,543
590,209
523,687
429,533

September.
October
November..
December..

199,870
278,575
163,211
110,143

lt993
22,680
37,805
66,014

263,365
384,200
288,031
109,642

192,375
121,656
58,189
57,929

4,293
2,772
3,060
1,853

.070

.082
.090
.087

62,810
68,671
9,920
25,876

209,473
244,9S6
83,151
3,714

285,549
86,260
31,246
22,162

191S monthly average
1919 monthly average
1920 monthly average
1921 monthly average
1922 monthly average
1923 monthly average

201,457

|

1931.
September..
October
November.,
December..
1933*

September..
October
November.,
December..
1923.

.076
.073
.073

1924.
January..
February.
March
April
* Receipts, stocks, and meltings a n d Cuban movement reported b y the Statistical Sugar Trad&Jowrnat; imports and exports from U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau
V Foreign and Domntic Commerce: wholesale and retail sugar prices, from U. S. Department ofZabor, Bureau ojr Labor btattsttcs.
„..,„„
» Figures include reports from seven ports: Boston. New York; Philadelphia, Savannah, New Orleans, Galveston and San Francisco njrtd 1OJ1, when Baltimore
was added upon completion of refinery in that city. Prior to that year it is stated that little sugar moved through Baltimore Meltings are calculated from weekly
reports, the odd days being prorated. Stocks represent the amount of raw sugar in the hands of refiners on the dates nearest the end of the month as reported for each port.
1
Covers first 21 days only, during which period the old tariff law was in effect.




144
Table 88.—TOBACCO.1
[Index numbers for base year in bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]
MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS,

UNMANUFACTURED.
. Wholesale price.

Stocks.?
YEAR AND MONTH*

ProducSates,
Chewing,
tion
loose leaf Exports, smoking,
(crop
wareleaf.
snuff,
estiand
mate).* houses.
export
types.
Kel. to
1909-1913.

Rel. to
1019.

. Total,
Cigar [Including
types. importer
types.

Rel. to
1909-1913.

Consumption
(tax-paid withdrawals).

Burleyv
Manuoodleai,] factured
!ark red, tobacco
Louisand
ville.
snuff.3

Large
cigars.*

Small
cigarettes.*

1OO

1OO

95

108

87

115

Exports.

Cigarettes.

Relative to 1913.

1909-1913 monthly average.
1013 mon t hly average
1911 monthly average
1915 monthly average
1910 monthly average
1917 monthly average

100
96
104
107
110
125

100
117
92
114
126
' 67

• 100
• 103
• 113
• 101
114

1918 monthly average.
1919 monthly average
1920 monthly average.
1921 monthly average.,
1922 monthly a v e r a g e .
192.J monthly average.,

144
117
159
107
125
US

£0
90
51
51

107
203
121
137
111
132

120
127
127
151
13S
149

05
100
102
107

70
139
98

105
138
83
124

January...
February.,
March
,
April

98
91
24
6

103
82
105
130

May
June
t
July
August....

142
143

2
1
2
62

127
95
103
92

September.
October. •..
November.,
December..

130
13G
134
125

64
102
71
86

105
1S6
127
118

70
43
28
5

133
85
101
129

1

• 1OO.
« 93
i 93
• 77

• 100
• 101
i 109
• 94
101

100
11
1
104
115
169

93
104
109

103
114
117
134
129
137

277
245
259
222
208
210

112
96
90
87"
95
93

140

91

125

145

85

127

208
208
208
208

75
79

1OO
99
100
105
109

93

163

100

227

100
104
90
184
303

91

344

92

414

524
699
683
368
495
532

94
101
83

97
101
97
73

370
377
327
231

407
306
432
424

20S
208
208
208

92
88
103
85

70
71
84
79

286
241
280
260

405
413
519
481

208
208
208
208

97
103
96
112

90

355
409
405
492

208
208
208
208

100
97
91
71

567
610
362
545
594
561
443

203
203
203
203

100
88
99

93

300

93

341

105

287

89

327

1021.
Soptomber.
October
November..
December...

161

109

145

138

112

131

123

103

118

132

94

121

1923.
January...
February.
March
April
May
June
July
August

143
143

46

92
1C5
149
109

September...,
October
November....
December

150
147
144
MS

86
100
120
115

123
149
171
177

1934.
January
February
March
April




164

119

150

148

115

138

134

106

127

150

134

208
211
212
212

97
91
98

212
212
212
212

92
98
90
71

98
93
102
99
110
103

428
347
349
273
413
357
389
363

470
394
485
550

91
94

429
450
450
452

582
53C
677
480

95
113
103
78

429
484
414
342

632
529
496
554

SO
91
84

145

Table 89.—TOBACCO.
[Base year i n bold-faced type; Index n u m b e r s o n opposite page.]
UNMANUFACTURED.

MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS.
Wholesale
price.

Stocks.*
Sales,
Production loose-leal Exports,
crop 6 wareChewing,
leaf.
estimate). houses.
smoking,
snuff, and
export
types.

Y E A R AND MONTH.

Cigar
types.

Consumption
(tax-paid withdrawals).

Exports.

Hurley* ManuTotal,
good factured
including
leaf,
Large
Small
Imported dark red, tobacco cigars.* cigarettes.1 Cigarettes.
and
types.
Louis- snuff.'
ville.
Dollars
per 100
pounds.

Thousands of pounds.

Thousands of
pounds.

Thousands.

1909-1913 monthly average.
1913 monthly average
1914 monthly average
1915 monthly average
1916 monthly average
1917 monthly average

096,176

31,417

953,734

30,754

S I 3.20

36,900

630,959

1,034,679
1,062,237

28,827

8 835,462

8 344,971

* 1,244,524

14.65

36,745

597,849

1,404,636

35,877

»915,452

8361,114

8 1,343,390

13.79

36,863

549,932

1,41)7,029

1,153,278

39,784

»S21,564

^286,007

9 1,105,332

15.23

3S,817

5S6,844

2,107,525

1,249,276

21,186

923,240

275,770

1,250}S01

22.30

40,248

629,991

2,944,272

1918 monthly average
1919 monthly average
1920 monthly average
1921 monthly average
,
1922 monthly a v e r a g e . . . . . . .
1923 monthly average

1,439,071

33,656

41,423
35,339
33,324
32,208
35,019
34,342

5S7,796

3,SSS,075

1,012,123

589,363

4,420,649

1,35O,9S1

661,418

3,71S, 526

1,319,4S9

503,21S

4,238,423

711,973

574,383

4,403,752

650,334

583,241

5,370,890

1,027,303

34,503
37,414
30,772
25,035

614,42S
635,SOS
615,171
463,624

34,215
32,456
38,120
31,376

443,261
447,226
529,162
501,394

3,4.53,061

92S,955

35,846
38,233
35,449
41,476

4,601,373
569,209
615,253 | 5,301,613
5,246,512
585,874
6,373,890
641,104

I,OO|f72S
1,179,420
700, O
M
1,002,855

37,108
35,755
33,837
26,361

625,772
693,941
079,300
561,042

5,554,301

1,148,533

4,497,685

1,081,477

4,524,272

856,217

3,544,624

S49,1SS

559,183
507,266
574,515
532,534

5,349,771

007,729

27.50

37,090
32,611
36,451
34,055

4,710,545

1,063,237

27.50
27. SO
28.00
2S.00

36,361
35,847
33,637
36,172

575,916
591,514
689,176
616,265

5,554,990

1,124,735

5,83(3,468

1,023,643

5,S39,70S

1,308,229

2S.00

33,8S1
36,382
33,380
26,232

595,817
711,655
050,687
491,359

September.
October
November.
December..
January..
February..
March
April
May...
Juno
July
August

975,427

291,214

1,337,747

36.57

1,465,481

683,149

63,826

1,030,642

303,343

1,402,525

32.35

1,582,225

65,2S0
74,251
41,601
42,028

3S,946

1,026,109

327,185

1,440,507

34.18

42,946

1,227,487

344,617

1,650,022

29.28

35,907

1,121,075

386,091

1,587,422

27.50

41,434

1,207,714

404,584

1,689,639

27.78

48,421
62,764
113,S73
80,352

33,009
43,465
29,236
38,772

1,136,484

338,202

1,547,440

27.50

SO,076
74,772
19,645
4,582

32,265
25,635
32,967
40,704

1,338
1,196
1,953
50,655

39,844
29,991
32,319
28,958

52,413
83,778
58,241
70,560

33,102
58,353
39,787
36,955

57,463
34,998
22,626
4,309

41,652
26,740
31,641
40,590

1,069,693
1,246,837
1,474,786

103,234
200, G02
173,015
351, SM)
584,977

1931.
948,324
991,564
1,020,874
1,009,693

27.50
27.50

1,174,808

313,316

1,561,848

27.50

4,797,398

787,162

4,SS1,S26

590,472

4,235,407

834,670

2,999,935

818,752

1922.

1,414,641
1,424,622

September.
October....
November.
December..
January...
February. „
March
April

£810,469 "369,802 81,234,014

1,352,037
1,355,456
1,330,275
1,246,837

27.50
27.50

1,303,255

401,633

1,784,551

27.50
27.50
27.50

1,119,605

413,540

1,616,396

27.50
27.50
27.50

993,398

382,586

1,457,439

27.50
27.50
27.50

1,068,042

346,604

1,491,301

27.50

1023.

May
June
July
August

1,424,825
1,473,837

September.
October....
November.
December..

1,550} 716
1,461,711
1,436,738
1,474,786

868
349
247
37,453
70,991
82,222
98,317
94,488

28,946
51,702
46,866
34,1.54
38,4S7
46,927
53,734
55,907

27.50
27.50

1,327,731

1,196,446

l,0S6,9S5

441,590

425,000

393,489

1,846,555

1,697,844

1,562,225

27.50

23.00
28.00

1,219,694

358,256

1,651,930

23.00

3,705,516

7S1,738

3,125,819

797,423

3,636,032

1,002,398

4,623,431

701,695

5,013,327

937,49S

5,858,334

927,372

5,567,397

1,221,765

6,277,169

1,022,282

5,361,419

95S,3(;9

4,428,119

1,071,079

1924.
January...
February.
March
April
See footnotes on opposite page also.
. 4 The Internal Kevenuo reports the number of large cigars, 1. c , those weighing over three pounds per thousand, and the number of small cigars weighing less than the
above amount. Likewise they report the number of large and small cigarettes, the former weighing more than 3 pound^per thousand. Large cigars and small ciga5
YearlTflgur^o^rop ^roduiction represeiS^etaS^Tevjs^esthn^tes SSrcp"rtedGby°tho V. S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural Economics.
The1monthlyfiguresfor 1921 and 1922 are the current monthly estimates of total production.
. •
,
,
, . . __WA <TrtfttA, tVlft
Partly estimated. Kentucky sales for first half year not available and are estimated as equal to the sum of the sales in the other States, which is approximately the
normal proportion of Kentucky sales to the total.
7 Aiiuux number less than l .
8 Index number less than l.
9 Average of two quarters, March and September.
Average of three quarters, March, September, and December.

79692°—24




10

146
Table 90.-COFFEE AND TEA.1
[Base year In bold-faced t y p e ]

YEAR AND MONTH.

imReports
ceipts
into
In
To
World United Brazil.' Total.' United4 U.S.
total. States.
States.

Imports
Into
U.S.

end ol month*
World
total.

Relative to
5-year average.

Relative to 1913.,

United
States.

1918 mo. av.-.,
1919 mo. a v . . .
1920 mo. av
1921 mo. av
1922mo. av
1923 mo. av.

1933
January..,
February.,
March...*,
April
,
May
June....
July....
August.
September..,
October
November...
December...
192a.
January
February
March
,
April
May.*...
June....
July....
August.
September-..
October
November..,
December..,
1921.
January....,
February...,
March
.April
,

£ uitiyii unu jjumtsuc

1OO

94

125

111

99

121

135

107

11,819
11,371
9,46S
9,2S0

100
122
"1
11
127

138

129

107

142

106

102

155

142

t\»l

M. 2.V>

S, 151

471

lftj. r»s
07.2.1
107. 2irj

STS42

101

132

82

133

121

80

84

91

92

58

90

162

143

75

92

111

101

131

148

74

59

94

105

127

137

50

49

96

119

159

155

78

76

111

127

127

153

SO

79

106

9S

83

141

78

65

117

118

127

85
61
80

76

57

103

170

133

.68

l r C07

1,072

l.Mtt

1,219

1.-331

1,009

1,014

1,261

813

7tl2

831

7,941
8,913
8,730
5,863

1, 851
1,213
1,095
1,6-56
1,037
903

55S

S91

1,001

1,003

5! 3

&91

1,OW

4W

910

1,175

or*

9,231

1,3S7

1,054

1,259

9,404

1,453

1,009

9,1S5

1,195

913

1,150

4'VI

8,944

1,039

821

1,072

0)7

147

67

1,151

134

66

ODD

77
93
108

1,835
1,577
1,727
2,017
2,611

S.SI4
10,500
11,044
0,747

7ttt7
6,374
S.OtfJ
S/J27

I to. TV!

71

86

161

S,S72

1,146

7t>>

7(13

5,030

337

46

76

86

126

65

8,577

l,0S6

43$

7>t

337

75
73

91.7M
lll.loO
1O\11S
lll.o.Vi
lftt.Ni"
117/Wl

327

73

61

69

74

83

120

87

8,600

1,124

6T>7

732

32-1

74

49

114

103

103

91

117

8,775

901

l,0S9

1,011

42-5

72

51

99

109

141

•.78

«9G

8,513

940

72

46

103

154

212

177

216

8,461

833

1,033

1,521

70

52

104

119

188

161

124

8,2*2

937

903

1,175

73 S

67

53

104

97

122

173

110

7,953

976

939

451

65

45

105

124

176

153

106

7,721

819

1,22*5

693

63

59

93

120

211

174

65

7,491

1,090

1,1*7

S2S

59

66

77

117

153

51

6,936

1,208

739

1,155

tOl

17,-. ^7f,

52

56

27

W

.54

151

.52

6,104

1,033

2o7

679

212

114,073

31

69

91

120

66

5,451

S26

203

679

60

72

79

94

81

5,297

8G0

577

717

3W
330

46
45

47

P,t>57

1,0*3

1,001

131,273
121.737
131,010

«7.93S
17.S21
10. ^ 9
9,01$
8,73*
5,376
4.221
4,309

71.110

5.
6.710
9.009

11O.7M

SO. 416

47

43

103

78

86

92

117

5,524

798

1,031

773

49

39

133

156

204

96

116

5,777

716

1,2G9

1,513

9,rso

49

51

132

168

226

.154

157

5,742

9M

1,265

1,60*

12.021

45

51

132

183

246

187

173

5,325

944

1,305

1,812

40

48

125

138

190

218

149

4,694

1,371

39

127

130

192

189

167

4,293

m

1,1^9

36

712

1,214

\swinmi fee.

* Bepreseats total receipts at Rio and Santos.
receipts at Rio and Santos.
* Represents total clearances from Rio, Santos, and Victoria.

T O T S ^ ^ S S S S SS?- Sautos ' Victoria ' and Bahia-

• C0TerS first 21 days only, during wnich period the old tarifi law was In effect; remaining 9 days included with October.




8,341
7,413

Will

955

123

79

7), OH

7,", 059

90

100
11
2
112
11
3

80

Imports
Into
U.S.

Thousands of
pounds.

1OO

100
86
94
110

96

Imports
Into
To | U. S.
United i
Total.*
I States.* |

NUMERICAL DATA.
100

100

Receipts
In
Brazil.*

Thousands of bags.*

INDEX NUMBERS.
1909-1913 mo. a v .
1913 mo. av.
1914 mo. a r
1915 mo. av*
1916 mo. ay.
.
1917 mo. av

Clearances from
llrazil.

Visible supply,

Clearances
from Brazil.

Visible supply,
end of inontli.

TEA.

COFFEE.

TEA.

COFFEE.

I

VUM7
143.1'JO

147
Table 91.—WHOLESALE TRADE BY FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICTS.1
(Base year in bold-faced type.]
HARDWARE.

Y E A R AND

MONTH.

i

o

1919 m o n t h l y a v e r a g e . . .
1920 monthly a v e r a g e . . .

100
110

100

100

1921 monthly a v e r a g e . . .

so

1922 monthly a v e r a g e * . .

S4

84

100

lot

100

115

71

07

1923 monthly average...I

07

100

92
94
112

!

S

a
100

S3

100

too

100

100

79

65

74

79

£6

67

76

SO

103

147

81

99

59
65
97
95

53
5S
77

57

S3

69

78

95

6S
65
09
62

100

i

t

B
S

84

6

1

1
100

SHOES.

69
84

100

100

so

88
65
61
64

97
112

100

100

55

57

5S

100

100

100

65

67

62

63

64

66

61

70

59

40
51
82
60

37

31
50
88
73

37
57
101
85

41
44
74
66

47
59
98
93

55
63
52

50
51

76
60
37
72

54
61
61
67

78
81
65
SO

84

41

S3
78
<?6
37

87
71
62

68
66

39
48
70
72

57
67
58
55

53
57
80
72

54
53
50
74

71
72
49
66

53
55
53
81

71
72
61
87

S4

100

1921.
January
February
March
April
May...,
June
July....
August..
September.
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
May....
June....
July....
August..

September
October
November
December
1023.
January
February
March
April
May....
Juno
July....
August.

September.
October....
November.,
December..

87
84

93

87

110

92

92

121

00
89
114
115

78
72
102

SO

85

||

84

10*

106

82

60

SS

85

I

S2

105

100

82

61

SS

72

!i

71

SO

74

72

54

76

77

!!

70

93

$2

82

64

79

92

8G

91

73

105

92

95

SI

7S

S3
77

93

84

81

73

75

5S

09

69

93

71

f»5

67

61

51

5S

56

71

59

09

04

52

5S

54

6S

06

5S

5(>

53
85

39
41
60
75

81
Sf,

86

79
70
93
91

52
S9
72

74
79

76

SG

63

74

93

62

65

OS

63

80

48

69

74

76

S6

73

82

65

72
87
SS
79

82
S3
69
45

72

63

SO
84
72
69

93

85

49

63
66
74
75

76

44
51

92

S3
54

43

72

47

57

93
S5
77

40

56
60
44

60

78

82
92
74
42

91
99
69
44

45

47

43
56

67
50

66

50
45

74
66
47

82

80

103

90

79

65

85

S6

111

95

85

60

93

113

10<l

87

62

99

79

82

78

106

58

47

104

100

S3

59

102

78

S9

77

113

59

51

90

SG

79

56

87

74

78

77

9S

47

41

40

90

00
91
SO
SO

101

07

00

70

95

81

SO

SO

106

68

60

64

107

76
76

76
78

85

SO

88

67

74
79
66

81

104

70
70
59
52

84

10S

73

65

79

S3

46

56

62

64

77

50
5S
82
56

61
70
86
68

48
49
82
55

92
82

77
75

90

93

107

113

9S

SO

75

85

100

9S

116

114

99

90

102

75

S5

94

94

111

110
95

97

S4

91

67

SO

SO

SO

81

57

79

S3

S3

100

101
91
76

S9

92

71
77

99

56

57

70

115
100

87
$6

97

56

50

110

74
8*3

10S

149

92

103

125

SO

122

105

78

111

168

95

120

67

77
58

129

134

107

79

118

180

104

125

125

127

95

SO

120

169

105

125

64

107

88

72

106

157

10G

109

112

109

SO

104

160

10S

114

51
71

S9

78

92

99

102

82

72

89

89

SS

109

103

122

113

112

113

125

117

114

114

109

100

92

111

100

100

111

ior>

100

113

117

104

87

107

150

117

115

132

133

116

302

115

153

101

105

113

103

99

90

96

139

90

97

113

62

82

79

S3

128

92
92
77
77
76
82
74
71

96

112

71

113

121

76

101
S3

104

59
48

61
56.
46

65

65
59
44
66

61
69
57
45

61
49
78

68
63

73

77

81
84

71

56
65

81

52

86
81

54

66

90

70

64

70

94

73

72

87

67

85
St
62

51

51

37

4S

46

61

78

63

1024.
January
February
March
April
'Re^VJL^
Reserve Bulletin" lor April, 1923.
B




production in the year i n t . For detail and m ethods el computation see "Federal

Table 92.—WHOLESALE TRADE BY FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICTS.1
[Dase year In bold-faced type.]

DKtJGS.

GEOCERIES.

4

~2
Y E A B AND MONTH.

I

I
-

I !

d

<

i

*

i
I

ft

1921.
January...
February.
March....
April

100

100

100

79
74
65

75
71
79

77
77
83

77

72

74

72

89

84

76

78
77

73

75
80
78

74

73

S2

September.
October
November..
December..

G9
79
72
75

September.
October
November..
December..,

81
95
96

1923.
January
,
February
,
March
April

79
70
84
74

May...,
June...,
July....
August.

77
83
78
80

September
October
November
December

m

72

81
83
81
70

04
CO
77
64

May....
June...,
July....
August.

77
78

81
85
70
69

1032.
January.
February
March.
April

100

100

109

83
103
93
SO

75
80
74

66
65
72
62

59
57
70
61:

73
79
70
77
76
85
$8
80

75
74
80
77

75
72
79
71

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

93
103
118

112
114
126

* 85
* 88
101

$5
S9
102

09
3 93
9S

90
84
92

113
116
133

00
94
112
92

83
100

72
71
71
73

94

76
67

69
77
69
74
77.
80
84
73

93
85
102.
93

116
110
125
116

79

97

97

100

74

93

9G

99

94

110

101

116

92

100

101
95
84

67
66
70

92
105
92

93
95
96
101.

107
110
107
111

95
103
92
78

103
112
95
85

122
115
105
106

64
62
73
65

63
62
74
62

94
94
114
94

102:
103
129
97

76

72

74

72

97
100
94
103

100
104
102
104

109
113
107
114

105
111
103

111
126
109
105

116
116
117
121

72

68

77

77

79
82
82
74

76
73
83
78

80
81
84

79
85
83
73

84
90
89
81

85

96

87

90

S3

77

85

87

90

92

93

95

82

85

97

83

75

78

95

76

79

90

82

78

85

78

97

98

SS

SG

84

76

* Compiled by the Federal Reserve Board, Division of Research and Statistics.
* Represents a combined weighted index based upon the total valna nf th*i
erve Bulletin" for AnHi ino*

105

96

S3

101

93

94

135-

105

95

lOi

94

125
137
112
109

85

93

84

95

90

82

00

82

100
SG

79
79
SO
93

92
94

92

97

97

94

99

101

9S

95

91

99

84

84

90

103
107
13r
105
110
113
107
133
125
127
121
110

79
98
93
97

89

71

90
91
88
105

113
107
121
106

120
118
131
112

13*
126
138
121

117

101

101

9S

114

97

93

100

84

in

10S

111

105

91

138

100

96

81

122

92
101
97
104

.82
79
76

90
97
91
83

110

85

110
111
123
105

83
00

109
112
97
101
111

76
77
62
59

..,




100

100

94

100

113

73
73
83
75

May....
June....
July....
August.

1934.
January
February,
March
„
April

100

I
03

Relative to 19191910 monthly average
1920 montlily average
1921 monthly averago.
1922 monthly average.
1923 monthly avarego

ft

97
108
107
102

107'
107
106
111

1

111
111
113
109

123
121
119
124

97

102

96

94

101

9S

82

125

92

95

93

87

132

101

105

97

9S

142

113
116
112
S3

:

125
149
110
103

1

111
119
112

103

70

115
129
110
102

127

125
132
123

101

101

95

101

112

112

104

115

161

101

101

91

03

147

US

87

93

89

124

145-

149
Table 93.—WHOLESALE TRADE BY FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICTS.1
[Base year in bold-faced type.J
I

DUY G O O D S .
YEAR AND
MONTH,

MEAT $.2 Weighted
Index, 9
districts.

New
York.

Cleveland.

Richmond.

Atlanta.

Chicago.

Kansas
City.

Dallas.

San
Francisco*

1M1KX
OF
!

American
Wholesale
Corp.

WIIOLE-

SALI3
, TRADE.*

Hfhuivo
to 1913.

Relative to 1919.

Thous, of
dollars.

1

1913 mo. av...
1914 mo • av...
1915mo. av...
1916mo. av...
1917mo. av...
19lSmo. av...
1919 mo. av...
1920 mo. av...
1921 mo. av...
1922 mo. av...
1923 mo. av...

4

1,30;!

t

5.3
56
63

53
54
59
58

September
October..
November
December

55
f>l
43

a

1922.
January
February..."..
March
April

100
115
80

100

September....
October
November
December
1923.
January
February
March
April

60
6S

1

54
57

84
91
99

125
120
129

87
100

90
9S
103

74
71
67
93

G7

57
50
60

7S
81
78

103

m

104

107
115
12S
166

78
77
81
110

SI
S9
75
101

107

119

101
81
64

110

116
99

170
142

72
45

60
37

114
103
S3
53

126
127
82
48

123
113
99
67

65
64
79

52
56
72

88 :

128

SO

90

77
76
88

66
79
78

77

71

66

63

75

116
124
105

77
75
92
82

78
79
71
100

74
72
62
90

62
67

G
O
56
68
95

81
84
85

99
103
114

m

109

138

100
10S
94
SI

102
105
95
91

109
100
87

91
97

131

79
51

90

96
109
117

106
99
113

9S
89
95

89
81

93

OS
65
71
75

57

10S
115
112
85

SO
87

81
92

79
80
111
116
108
94
73

S4

S3

65

SO
94
121

109

90
90

107

S8
127

123
135
101
79

123
119
9o
74

72
73
C2
02

100

70
70
82

62
64
67

100

SI
78
86

59

61

100

84
84
101

103
98
113
S7

58
55

100

101

76

59
E6

100

112

115
105
74
65

58
63

100

105

79
81
76
105

Hay
June
July
August

100

SS
00
73

99

81
80
88
75

2

1

91
89
103

ss

49
49
51
48

September
October
November
December
1924.
January
February
March.
April

101
132
152

1,3*1
1» N07
2,071

]5(3

100

1931.
May...
June
July.
August..

May
June
July
August

1OO

123

123
90
60

67
69

74
107

61

48

!

89

2 Hi

2, M4
3, IKS
2/J05
2,502
2,717

71
73
71

151

m
213
Ih3
190

2,057
2,1 S3

100
23S
2S6

3.250
. 3,912

313
253
19S
134

4,276
3,461
2.700
1,831

229
132

3.133

63
74

103

66

154

73
77
72

135
254

132

SS
91
93
125

SI

225

125
123
88
49

129
121
124
76

65

202
237
202

70

153
141
119
93

108
93
112
S9

155
152
161
134

109
95
89
69

104
93
119
104

78

129
126
129
140

72
96
147

100
95
99
133

SO

94

85
SS
106
118

112
104
SO
45

123
112
94
63

135
120
107
C2

140
143
112
46

124
136
105
S3

124
67
62
fill

91

104

115
99

72
72
70

74

1
1

Compiled by the Federal Reserve Board, Division of Research and Statistics, except data for American irjo?M*
For
Represents a combined weighted index based upon the total value of their production in the year i y u .

* Weighted 1 average Dased'unon the total volume of wholesale trade in lines separately shown on this and the preceding page.




o 1'iO

1O0
112
74
75
S3

SO
82
S4
68
62

64

128

m
81
72

130

311
174

TO

m

161
134

79

125
140

S4
)SO

259
231

i

90
01

«, 1
iA ;
71

234
262
211
l'2.-j

1,800
2,226
2,107
1,750
1,848
3,463
3,073
2,764
3,234
2,763
1,857

"4,2Jtf
'2,377
2,472
1,830
1,702
1,910
3,537
3,151
3,195
3,5S3
2, S79
1.703

p:::::::::
liich is furnished by that company,
methods of compulation see "FedVral

150
Table 94.—RETAIL TRADE.1
[Index numbers for base year In bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]
CHAIN STOKES.

TEN-CENT STORES.

MAIL-ORDER HOUSES.

" il

Total sales.
YEAR AND MONTH.

houses.7 houses.*

Sears, MontRoe- gomery
Ward
buck
& Co. & Co.

Relative
to 1919.

Total.

F.W.
Woolworth
Co.

s.s.

Kresge
Co.

A.
United
McCrory
s.n. J.C. Cigar Sehulte,
Stores Eress & Penney Stores
Inc.
Co.
Corp.
Co.
(cigars).
Co.
Relative to 1913.

Relative to 1913.

1913 monthly av.
1914 monthly av.
1915 monthly a w
1916 monthly av..
1917 monthly av..

100
105
120
154
186.

100
106
118
154
187

1OO
103
124
156
199

1OO
107
120
141
161

100
105
115
131
148

100
121
158
199
227

1OO

1918 monthly av..'
1919 monthly a v . .
1920 monthly a v . . .
1921 monthly a v . . .
1922 monthly a v . . .
1923 monthly a v . . .

103
72
79
99

203
264
264
188
201
259

20S
270
266
1S6
191
226

201
267
278
191
233
339

182
203
246
258
293
346

162
180
213
223
252
292

274
322
387
421
492
617

178
213
266
264
316
396

284

1,857

316

2,356

73
S9
S3
S
O

188
222
211
217

1S6
218
203
214

192
230
229
224

236
296
273
503

205
261
237
438

238
274
268
510

239
304
266
530

1922.
January
February
March
April

65
59
84
77

175
161
211
196

178
156
198
185

169
175
243
222

197
210
247
281

214
232
268
306

182
204
238
267

May
June
July
August..

70
69
58
57

194
174
154
157 j

182
137
154
153

193
261
154
168

270
265
263
S 272

75
109
110
109

190 j
268
277 j
2S7 I

ISO
250
254
261

214
311
332
351

2S4
326
318
582

1921.
September..
October..*...
November..
December...

September..
October
November..
December...

100

1933.
January
,
February
March
,
April

84
113
102

272

238
215
248
241

May
June
July
August

97
87
74
73

260
221
199
198

92
134
122
118

231
335
306

September.
October.
November.
December..
1924.
January
Fohr;i.:ry..
Mi'.rch
April
,




ss

243
232 j

172

470
461

215
244

326
341
406
471

233
225
228
235

444
448
444
464

245 '

183.

91
104
126
146

100
110
115
140
164
196
234

100
135
1S3
319
564
811 j

318 :

1

Relative to 1913.

100

1OO

101

111

105

112

121

117

100
97
93
99

145

136

122
13S
10-3
209
177
176
213

260

171
1S9
178
1S9

176

210
269
257
247
254

1OO

24S

174
205
253
270
278
300

171
190

290

174

261

2,245

253
271
245
309

255

331

9S4
l,0S9
1,433
1,792

199
191
244
244

163
162
1S9
192

246

171

236
265
254

169
ISO
17S

197

261

193

i-.
274

203

275

173

2S9

171

1,092
1,623
1,767

1,940
2,422
2,220

161
1S3
204

274

280

1,S49

270

279

1,813

287

251

1,45.5

253
241
247

304

248

1,556

240

205

308
319
352

257
311
288
610

2,160

2S6
269
497

491
545
571
952

260

226

274

175

2,696

246
244
340

204
210
305

335

173

252

177

370

193

19S

263

169

1S9
23S
229

2.53

167

288

195

261

179'

279

219

2,599
2,862

256
274
392
348

242
245
341
298

200
203
286
253

446
454
629
530

273
279
394
326

229
223
296
27S

232
167
1SS
175

290 !

Relative
to 1919.

Jones
Bros.
Tea Co

Owl
Drug
Co.

351 |
226
255

322
323
300
321

26S
270
254
271

576
587
520
574

364

3S3

321 ||
29S |j
284
281

202,
283
256
261

301
458
426
455

316
379
369
692

268
32S
313
591

572

371

271

2,732

332

3,451

380
360

1,273
1,283
1,994
2,026
2,2S7
2,3S2
1,767
1,950

656

417

679

406

308

3,271

1,1S3

777

663

3, $52

221
209
255
234

'

200
257
241
251

239
246
231
249

2C0
25S
250
355

2B5
263
250
377

|

175
I

175

327

224

294

214

299

||

22o

27S

234

3C0

212

275

235

422

250

151

Table 95.—RETAIL TRADE.1
[Base year in bold-faced type; index n u m b e r s o n opposite page.]

MAIL-ORDER HOUSES.

YEAK AND MONTH.

Sears, MontTotal.* Roebuck gomery
Ward
& Co. « Co.
&

TEX-CEXT STORES.

Total.

F. W.
Woolworth
Co.

CHAIN STORES.

A.
S. S. McCrory S. H.
J. C. United
Owl.
Kresge Stores Kress & Penney Cigar Schuitcl Drug
Stores
Inc. 1 Co.
Co.
Corp.
Co.
Co.
Co.
(cigars).

J o n e s Bros.
Tea Co.
Number
of
store?.4

Thousands of dollars.

1913 monthly average.
1914 monthly average.
1915 monthly average.
1916 monthly average.
1917 monthly average.
191S monthly average.

11,847
13,49S
17,407
20,982
22,891

8,427
9,3S9
12,237
14,856
16,644

$3,310
3,420
4,113
5,178
6,592
6,664

1919 monthly
1920 monthly
1921 monthly
1922 monthly
1923 monthly

29, 772
30,233
21,970
22,9G9 I
29,182 '

21,494
21,217
14,834
15,180
17,962

8,838
9,192
6,330
7,700
11,220

average.,
average..
average..
average..
average..

1921.
September
October
November....
December

8, .544
9,582
11,278
12,806
14,520

85,519
5, SOI
6,333
7,257
8,174
8,931

$1,105
1,341
1,745
2,20Q
2,50S
3,026

S450
411
468
566
655
800

SS9S
991
1,036
1,255
1,469
1,763

$220
297
402
701
1,240
1,778

2,492
2,587
2,985
3,576
4,336

16,575
19,623
20,558
23,356
27,548

9,958
11,741
12,302
13,934
16,121

3,556
4,270
4,656
5,433
6,S20

957
1,197
1,187
1,423
1,780

2,104
2,415
2,409
2,554
2,S34

2,39S
3,569
3,887
4,0S6
5,183

5,172
6,637
6,339
6,079
6,272

$325
360
364
381
443
50G
SG72
1,084
1,230
1,370

S817
795
760
SS
O
1,000
1,130

667
S23 j
879
902
975

200
196
2.VJ
32;]
32<>
331)

1,375
1,711
1,449
1,440
1,739

:;.;9
;iso
408
40.1
575

I

7,425

18,842
23,564
21, 796
40,062

11,325
14,408
13,107
24,191

4,300
5,190
5,098
8,686

1,069
1,235
1,206
2,430

2,148
2,731
2,385
4,755

4,263
5,323
4,SS3
4,938

6,231
6,691
6,029
7,613

1:149
1,273
1,165
1,715

846
943
849
1,108

1,400
1,541
1,452
1,616

3ST)
3S6
390
40-1

14,1SS
12,413
15, S01
14,713

5,594
5,785
8,031
7,358

15,711
16,749
19,677
22,429

9,517
10,080
11,847
13,439

3,598
3,763
4,481
5,208

961
1,045
1,205
1,379

1,632
1,835
2,134
2,396

2,165
2,395
3,153
3,943

4,S9S
4,704
6,013
6,012

1,007
1,091
1,268"

795
760
SCO
S25

1,394
1,378
1,517
1,45$

449

21,855
19,565
17,355
17,709

14,478
10,910
12,245
12,156

6,377
8,655
5,110
5,553

21,540
21,104
21,001
21,676

12T8S4
12,343
12,557
12,660

4,903
4,945
4 ; 901
5,122

1,235
1,214
1,289
1,369

2,511
2,508
2,250
2,225

4,067
3, OSS
3,202
3,424

6,226
5,932
6,100
6,064

1,321
1,296
1,360
1,374

S4S
S91
895
938

1,428
1,432
1,416
1,395

46-1
461

September...
October
November...
December

21,464
30,222
31,201
32,385

14,375
19,933
20,197
20,756

7,089
10,2S9
11,004
11,629

22,620
20,025
25,313 j
46,423 j

13,508
15.774
14,835
27,463

5,423
6,019
6L313
10,515

1,386
1,430
1,585
2,96S

2,304
2,797
2,580
5,477

4,753
5,932
5,717
6,297

6,421
6,074
6,025
S,3S5

1,516
1,369
1,412
2,049

1,429
S91
l,0S9. 1,416
S20 | 1,448
1,203 1,573

409
470
472
477

1933.
January
February
March
April

27,407
26,17S
32,730
30,691

18,930
17,115
19,755
19,178

8,477
9,063
12,975
11,513

19,265
19,506
27,158 |
23,764

11,049
11,231
15,780
13,940

4,929
5,016
6,950
5,862

1,227
1,257
1,772
1,466

2,060
2,002
2,656
2,496

2,800
2,823
4,387
4,458

5,440
o,15S
C,2S1
5,775

1,331
1,269
1,001
1,539

£56 1,3S3
* S23 1,367
•
935 I 1,590
S49 j 1,462

490
4!»I
499

iiay
June
,
July
August

29,261
24,945
22,453
22,334

18,465
13,333
14,901
13,909

10,796
11,612
7,492
8,425

25,696
25,785
23,919
25,551

14,799
14,912
14,002
14,964

6,370
6,485
5,745
6733S

1,640
1,711
1,619
1,722

2,887
2,677
2,553
2,527

5,032
5,240
3,S$S
4,289

6,402
6,342
5,929
C,264

1,COS
1,655
1,555
1,670

90S
l,0<>4
955
973

] 1,792
I 1,S2S
i 1,750
I 1,839

570
571
610
62S

26,052
37,743
34,528
35,860

16,103
22,577
20,416
20,797

9,949
15,166
14,112
15,063

25,19S
30,193
29,3S7
55,150

14.775
iy,0S5
17,283
32,626

6,324
7,246
7,50$
13,070

1,668
1,877
1,827
3,579

27431
2,985
2,769
5,962

6,010
7,592
7,196
8,475

6,419
6,355
6,158
8,739

1,784
1,765
l,f»Sl
2,531

902 | 1,912
1,169
1,979
894
1,923
1,370
2,044

629
639
6il
642

21,163
24,9S2
23,767
24,506

14,800
17,378
10,186
17,081

6,363

April..

19,7S2
18,198
23, S32
22,071

May
June..,.
July
August..

1922.
January
February

September
October
November
December

!.

7,604
7,5S1

452
456

1924.
January
February
March
April
» This table is submitted in response to a demand for publication of the figures of sales ofindividual stores, which have been compiled from published reports in financial
papers or reported directly by the companies. These figures represent money values sales.
,
. .
. . t e«««. T > ~ ^ , I t
* Compiled by the Federal Reserve BQard,,mmion of Research and Statistics ,.and the index based upon the combined average sales in 1919, includes Sears, Roebuck &
Co., Montgomery Ward & Co., Larkin Co., and the National Cloak & Suit Co.
3
Includes Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Montgomery Ward & Co.
* Number of stores actually in. operation at the close of the year indicated.




152
Table 96.-DEPARTMENT-STORE SALES.1
[Index n u m b e r s for base year i n bold-faced type,]
VALUE O F S A L E S , B Y FEDERAL R E S E R V E D I S T R I C T S .
YEAR AND I f o x i n .

1919 monthly averago.
1920 monthly average.,
1921 monthly average..
1922 monthly average.,
1923 monthly average.,

MinneRichPhilaCleveDallas i
Boston New Yorkj delphia
Chicago
Atlanta
apolis
mond
land
(24 stores). (64 stores). (22 stores). (27 stores). (19 stores). (35 stores). (67 stores), ;23 stores). 3 (21 stores).*;

114
119
127

100
119
114
116
126

100
IIS
112
114
127

100
128
114
114
132

100
113
106
101
109

100
119
101
94
104

100
123
110
114
132

100
112
102
99
lOo

May
June
July
August

124
126
$9
S
G

129
122
89
79

130
127
87
84

128
133
106
106

111
118
88
85

12S
113
95
97

131
122
94
100

115
110
9S
9S

124
117
90
90

122
115
101

September
October
November
December

109
123
134
178

102
136
143

94
130
153
174

123
140
147
194

101
129
136
188

107
138
13G
185

114
131
132
185

112
121
120
15S

117
130
130

117
130

110
132
137
183

January
February..
March
April.......

109
86
121
118

107

105
96
107
131

121
100
129
122

92
84
118
108

91
88
113
101

97
90
115
114

94
77
IOC
114

113
OS

100
01
117
111

103
90
117
114

May
Juno
July
August

118
122
78
83

113
114
78

112
113
82

107
112
77
76

106
95
74
75

116
109
8490

107
105
S2
91

103
00
71
70

m

7
5

116
117
81
83

113

113
111
SO
S4

September.
October....
November.
December..

9S
128
124
1SS

92
139
131
191

So
126
138
179

92
120
114
165

84
120
117
178

83
120
110
155

103
117
US

91

in
mi

164

03
110
104
137

149

109
124
110
1S1

95
124
120
173

January
February
March
April

100
84
111
127

99
85
110
119

94
89
108

90
81
104
119

76
72
94
106

74
73
85

90
80
98
115

71
91
S7

100
M
111
HI

90
SO
102
113

May
June
July
August

78
Go
89
106

125
124
S3
89

118
115
78

79

73
84

114
118
84
90

103
103
71
73

86
70
74

September
October.
November
December

120
114
86
95

104
OS
78
91

11C
137
137
200

97
89
Co
68

107
145
142
200

99
133
153
191

107
134
131
194

91
119
122
185

118
127
134
190

103
115
105
157

101
105
105
149

114
137
132
201

100
130
131
1SS

1923.
January
February
March
April

SG
114
113
162

106
92
127
12S

10S
88
124
122

107
101
133
115

106
97
139
129

84
SO
115
101

78
100
101

102
96
12S
131

129
12S
85
S7

51
73
90
89

115
102
13,1
121

101
90
124
119

133
136

87
72
103
114

12S
133
82
93

136
143
97
109

112
115
S3
83

108
102
77
81

136
137
90
119

128
126
&9
100

104
154
169
203

lOfi
02
67
69

147

112
159
152
212

113
109
79
06

119
156
144
210

90
130
124
188

92
132
120
16S

127
153
148
215

103
119
110
151

112
125
112
158

100

ne

1930.

,

IC
S

us

126
122
94
94

1931.
89
119
110

75

IDS
o:i

1922.

May
June
July
August

*"

September
October
November
December...
1924.
January
February
March
April




116
144
140
210

19
1
15
1
14
1

13-1

112
07
120

128
110
13G

127
100
140
230

115
110
SO
S7

112
148
142
203

153

Table 97.—DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS.1
[Index n u m b e r s lor base year In bold-laced type.]

VALUE OF STOCKS AT END OP MONTH, BY FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICTS.
YEAR AND MONTH.

Index for
United

PhilaCleveRichMinneSan
States
New Torli delphia
Chicago
Atlanta
Dallas
land
mond
apolis
Francisco (2S6stores).
(24 stores). (64 stores). (13 stores). (26 stores). (19 stores), (22 stores). (55 stores). (15 stores). (19 stores).
(29 stores).

Boston

1919
1920
1921
1922
1923

monthly
monthly
monthly
monthly
monthly

average.
average.
average.
average.
average.

100

100

12G

136

10S

115

115

116

100
19
1
118
11
3

122

123

!

100

100

117

1OO
134
105

110

150

134

152

100
19
1

114

124

109

112

125

122

139

1OO

1OO

100

100

143

132

130

96

116

116

115

123

97

109

IIS

110

119

147

109

116

130

129

1920.

May
June..,!....
July
August
September.
October
November.
December..

131

137

120

144

140

126

150

125

144

13S

13S

124

131

140

132

130

150

119

135

132

133

119

130

US
115

136

131

135

14S

US

150

130

133

125

138

120

146

135

141

104

124

169

133

141

137

149

129

157

149

154

168

127

182

136

151

142

150

129

164

149

160

176

127

175

143

154

140

144

113

153

137

150

167

122

157

138

145

114

115

111

124

102

108

132

97

102

111

115

1931.

January
February..
March
April
May
Juno
July
August
September.
October
November.
December..
1932.
January..
February...
March
April
May
June
July
August
September.
October
November.
December..

97

102

95

101

87

101

111

91

101

102

101

100

107

100

10S

95

110

116

92

111

106

106

106

115

• 107

117

103

113

123

65

118

112

113

no

118

105

121

107

116

126

96

117

115

116

107

110

105

119

104

111

122

99

107

115

114

103

110

116

115

100

107

119

96

111

110

110

101

106

116

111

9S

106

118

9o

10S

112

108

102

111

126

117

104

113

12S

102

124

123

110

113

123

138

126

121

126

132

10S

134

128

125

120

128

141

130

125

132

139

110

131

129

130

126

131

144

131

124

129

138

110

134

131

131

107

110

122

109

97

103

116

93

99

106

10S
103

103

105

112

96

91

102

108

8S

99

112

108

109

124

104

102

111

us

95

107

115

110

115

121

135

115

112

117

100

110

124

120

117

122

136

116

111

116

90

114

120

120

115

117

131

113

107

112

122

100

110

m

110

111

110

127

107

104

105

116

90

100

111

110

108

105

122

101

100

103

114

92

100

112

115

109

110

130

106

105

109

125

90

111

115

113

122

121

141

114

120

119

130

102

118

121

122

129

125

148

120

130

121

135

106

120

123

127

127
126

135

132

147

125

126

123

137

10S

119

127

130

114

111

124

106

103

101

115

90

94

110

109

1923.

January..
February..
March
April
May
June
July
August
September.
October
November.
December..
1924.
January..
February.
March
April
1

a

107

107

118

103

100

105

115

93

97

110

107

112

112

135

112

113

112

136

101

107

121

US

120

123

148

121

124

119

149

113

115

12S

128

125

127

153

128

120

121

150

111

119

136

132

124

125

148

127

122

121

146

113

117

130

130

116

116

143

121

115

113

137

103

110

125

122

109

111

137

us

121

111

135

105

107

124

119

116

119

152 :

122

122

120

15S

110

121

131

129
139

129

131

166

135

130

130

103

115

327

13S

142

142

170

145

141

134

165

US

131

143

146

145

145

176

149

142

133

172

us

130

MS

149

123

121

145

123

112

107

143

98

109

120

124

Data com piled by the Federal Reserve Board, Division of Research and Statistics, and are based

uvonvnluos.

Weighted index based upon the number of employees in retail stores as shown by the latest available census data. For details see Federal Reserve Bulletin for




154
Table 98.—CHAIN-STORE SALES.1
[Base year in bold-faced type.]

GROCERIES.

FIVE
AND
TEX.

CIDRUG. GAR.

SnOE.

MtTSIC.

CANDY.

GROCERIES
(32
chains).

FIVE
AND
TEN
(5
chains).

DRUG
(10
chains).

CIGAR
(3
chains).

SHOE
chains).

MUSIC CANDY
(4
(4
chains). chains).

YEAR AND MONTH.

Relative to 1919.

Thousands of dollars.

INDEX NUMBERS.

NUMERICAL DATA.

1OO
121
123
127
144

100
133
132
128
135

100
120
113
114
123

100
109

107

100
120
121
140
165

January
lYbrmry
Maivli
April

127
121
132
121

86
93
121
112

118
112
126
121

120
117
132
135

M'Y
Juno
July
August

121
110
117
122

112
110
105
116.

121
122
125
122

rpembor.
October
November

122
138
135
148

113
141
133
°2
1

I'M
149
HO

100

100

101
113

13S
142
147
176

50,20f>
44,201
50,079
60,903

S17,1OO
20.491
21 100
23,875
28,172

88
83
136
136

79
78
' 82
75

121
119
158
135

44,220
42,090
45,867
42? 970

14,699
15,874
20,631
19,073

4,038
4 387
4,914
4,846

130
128
129
12S

132
123
95
82

65
;
60
oo
72

135
137
142
145

42.006
41,445
40,563
42,583

19,134
18,732
18,4,%
19,7.56

4,749
4 795
4.SS0
4,760

7,105
6.901
7; $10
7,982
7,671
7,574
7.015
7; r.59

121
125
117
147

128
13S
12,5
173

97
129
116
143

.2
8
0
9
107
173

140
141
129
201

47,847
47,034
51,445

19,305
24,118
22,815
41,319

4,725
4,904
4,502
5,7oo

7.584
\ 170
7', 393
10,235

2,209
a, 018
2; 720
3,334

744
S97
90S

1,324
1,341
1 224
1 931

94
100
117
134

US
115
124
121

111
109
124
125

S2

72
75
SI
79

116
120
134
151

47,75S
45,350
51, 877
4S,572

16,070
17,10S
20.0S0
22,921

4,601
4', 504
4.S43
4,734

6,577
6,473
7,307
7,378

1,910

99
151

3, <53 5

049
07S
7:0
714

1,103
1 140
1 272
1,430

137
136
140

129
120
320
130

124
124
127
129

129
123
127
127

124
119
105
84

81
81
S3
99

142
137
141
149

48,346

47; sir,

4, S40
4,vr,4

2,003
2,7*4
2'. 417
1,972

1,349
1 297
1,335
1,418

J3.5
15
*
1.51
279

129
123
123
162

5,010

7,209
7.310
7. .'41
7,521

732

47; 370
48,681

22,004
21,576
21,197
22,157

112
149
162
106

1919 m o n t h l y n v c r a g o . . .
11K20 m o n t h l y ftvoratfe...
VJ21 m o n t h l y average
TJ22 m o n t h l y average
1 [VIA ni on t h 1 y a vcrage

13.5
127
127
179

116
121
123
162

118
119
121
204

154
150
145
220

49,2S1
51,&sS
50,229
57,601

23,079
26,536
25,854
47,623

5,0.52
5,224
4, S26
6,321

8,025
7.528
7,51«»
10. .5*0

2.713
•2\ S37
2; S71

144
127
144

$3,917 85,92.! 33,337
4,737
7,852
2, SO t
2.051
4,826
7,800
2,003
4/JS5
7, r,91
5,650
L'.SSO
8,025

3.0.S0
2, S\J
2,22\
1,907

S949
1,308
1,34S
1,391
1 606

715

1,935
3,1SS
3,1SS

Si) 0 5
9S9
774
914
1,026

3,152
1,124
1,499
1,2S2

im
741
679
5S9
.542
499
048

1,278
1,300
1,349
1,377

1022.
Jrinuary
February
Man-li. "
April

;

y
June
j

p c r
Oi-tnbcr
November

Db

s
o

4; \m

2,318

3,791

7:w
751
897
1,070
1,075
1.092
1,844

1 4.56
1 426
1,373
2 090

795
869
804

1,251
lj257
1,777
1, .503

1,010
1,070
1,071
1,700
1,069
1758
1,0.52
2 472

January...
February..
March.;...
April

105
159
1S9
107

115
117
102
142

129
120
145
135

110
110
135
125

86
72
145
123

95
88
96
99

May
June
July
Aujrust

132
133
187
159

57,218
o5,425
65,792
58,098

19,692
19,923
27,726
24,246

5,064
4,919
5,074
5,2S9

ISO
168
106
171

154
1.54
143
1.53

ti.M7
0,499
7.90S
7,391

142
149
1U
145

137
13G
128
135

143
144
102
95

100
97
82
103

170
176
176
179

62,513
5S,524
57.064
;

26,270
26,365
21,448
26,120

170
ISO
1S7
1S7

5,563
5,S43
5,505
5,090

151
ISO
170
331

143
152
141
185

8.0S9
S.074
7,5H0
S019

140
138
134
192

2,384
2,220

90.5
SSO
745
929

127
139
131
171

102
137
149
214

176
185
174
261

59.240
66,421
65,189
65', 201

25,766
30, X03
30.019
56,644

5', 002
5,507
7,201

8,107
7, 92.5
11,435

2.972
3'. 243
:^0?.9
3,992

923
1,245
1 340
1,933

;

September.
October...
November.

January
Fpbnmry.
March....."
Apni
;."!";;;;;;;

5,r>s.>

1,998
1.078
S

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by the seasonal index for the corre-

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Table 99.—DISTRIBUTION MOVEMENT.1
(Base year in bold-faced type.]
RESTAURANT
SALES.

YEAR AND
MONTH.

Total, Childs
Co.2
chains.

INTERNAL-REVENUE TAX
COLLECTIONS ON SALES.

Capital
JewTotal, 2 chains.
elry, Thea- Issues, Capital
Fireand
Childs
arms watch- ter
stock
con- trans- Stores
es, admlsand
Co.'
vey- 0 fers.' oper- Sales.
shells.^ and 4
ances.
clocks :
ated.

Waldorf
System,
Inc.

Eel. to Itel.to Eel. to
1920
1913.
1920.

Thousands of dollars.

195

NUMERICAL

2173

1919 mo. a v .

I
JewCapital !
MTalFireelry,
Til ea- issues, Capital
dort
arms watchter
and I stock
Sysand
es,
admis- con- transtem, shells.:
and
sions/'
vey- 0 fers.Inc.
clocks.*
uncrs.

Number.

Relative to 1919.

INDEX NUMBERS.
1918 mo. a v .

IXTEKNAL-lltiVKNrii: TAX
COLLECTIONS ON SALES.

RESTAURANT SALES.

DATA.

$371

S3,SOS

SI,814

S425

1,108

5,1 OS

1,018

$1,228
8

100

100

100

100

100

1,3S4

1920 mo. a v .

100

257

100

137

1S7

134

142

81

1G0

82,618

1,828

S790

$\10
440

2,231*

7,247

«,57S
5,102

1921 mo. a v .

99

250

104

84

149

127 >

112

70

175

2,594

1,774

820

2GS

1,7*2

6, S92

4,022

715

1922mo. a v .

105

263

122

100

131

104

91

81

1S9

2,744

1,864

964

320

1,560

5,603

110

273

140

134

152

115

107

71

200

3,036

1,933

1,103

363

1,825'

0,23S

3,257
3,820

823

1923 m o . a v .

101

252

107

39

114

132

112

66

176

2,038

1,789

849

125

1,365

7,152

4,003

673

96

240

103

• 106

123

136

127

SO

176

2,517

1,707

810

340

1,474

7,36S

4, MS

S1<J

96

243

99

76

132

108

107

78

176

2,510

1,725

785

242

1,5S5

fi,823

3, SI 2

791

103

265

103

133

116

110

110

75

175

2,697

1,880

817

425

1,394

5,930

3,939

763

100

253

104

98

101

113

96

29

176

2,617

1,795

822

314

1,212

0,123

3,420

297

101

255

107

115

108

119

102

59

175

2,050

1,808

842

368

1,291

6,416

3,056

599

95

240

99

117

116

129

97

59

176

2,492

1,707

785

374

1,3S9

6,995

3,473

59S

102

259

106

106

125

124

101

75

176

2,673

1,836

837

311

1,500

6,690

3,600

759

102

245

116

70

302

119

99

76

185

2,660

1,742

918

224

3,614

6,453

3,533

771

92

223

104

31

222

10S

78

68

185

2,402

1,584

818

98

2,665

5,867

2,802

094

103

250

117

46

103

116

91

65

185

2,704

1,776

92S

149

1,231

6,2S5

3,258

604

100

243

114

48

90

101

87

84

185

2,630

1,726

904

154

1,074

5,439

3,099

S50

1921.
May
June
July
August
September.
October
November.
December..
1922.
January
February..
March
April
May
June
July
August

S20

721

104

124

94

104

108

95

112

187

2,714

1,732

9S2

300

1,240

5, SIS

3,399

1,141

236

119

120

110

103

94

107

188

2,614

1,673

941

385

1,318

5,547

3,356

l,0S7

101

240

119

81

107

So

92

SS

188

2,646

1,704

942

259

1,277

4,021

3,307

SOS

103

September.
October
November..
December...

244

100

261

123

183

102

87

84

64

189

2,825

1,854

971

588

1,223

4,710

3,013

649

111

67

91

89

84

62

192

2,902

1,880

1,022

214

1,085

4,7S9

3,004

632

134

174

101

100

90

78

193

2,976

1,918

1,058

558

1,211

5,396

3,237

79S

258

130

199

HI

101

93

92

195

2,859

1,831

1,028

639

1,327.

5,485

3,340

932

115

274

134

85

128

126

104

75

197

3,001

1,946

1,055

272

1,529

C,S25

3,734

702

113

268

135

81

35S

125

135

78

199

2,971

1,905

1,066

261

4,2S5

6,700

4, R11

794

103

242

124

61

215

109

103

200

2 ; 696

1,716

9S0

197

2,570

6,S77

3,700

S79

119

279

143

88

113

124

110

201

3,111

l,9S0

1,131

2S1

1,352

6,700

3,922

. S76

113

May
June
July
August

129

270

109

1023.
January
February...
March
April

265

114

265

136

63

115

112

116

202

2,961

1,883

1,078

218

1,3S1

6,051

4,145

1,063

3SS

1,407

6,5S2

4,247

75S

456

1,591

6,344

4,124

831

104

117

146

121

122

122

119

74

203

3,076

1,923

112

259

139

142

133

117

115

82

205

2,939

1,S41

1,098

113

201

140

194

129

95

107

208

2,955

1,852

1,103

622

1,550

5,141

3,842

672

121

September..
October
November..
December...
1924.
January
February...
March
April

271

1,153

288

144

108

129

103

96

209

3,178

2,042

1,136

347

1,546

5,501

3,425

4S4

1,128

510

1,162

4,933

3,130

435

7,000

3,.365

515

3,413

559

48

120

284

143

161

97

91

87

43

209

3,142

2,014

122

287

147

71

137

129

100

51

209

3,201

2,040

1,161

227

1,643

115

270

13S

157

138

127

95

55

209

3,006

1,918

1,088

502

1,653

122

293

148

142

130

100

77

214

3,194

2,079

1,115

243

],70Q

7,048

3,567

t of Internal Revenue, Treasury DepartmmL
l years may be found in the Octobor issue (No. 20), pages 5S and 59.
_ 1 # w W l i u U4 , W U U 6 p i x ^ , u . u u U i u s a U l w w * v ^ < » ^ , t l i i ^ u , V1 ^ W i ^ « » .^divisions. (Acts of 1918 and 1921 identical on this it-em.)
:
(Acts of 1918 and 1921 identical on this item.)
6 Taxable at 5 per cent on selling price of both real and imitation jewelry.
1 cent for each
paid
Includes cabarets and
-««««<» t-rtumuis aim concerts. The rate of tax under the act of 1921 (represented by data for 1922; is "' 1 cent for eacli 10 cents or fraction thereof of the amount,*,,„„
•
frtW
mi
for admission," payable by the person paying such admission, except " where t h e amount paid for admission is 10 cents or lass, no tax shall bo paid.
The act of 1918
provided for the same rate of taxation but allowed no exceptions and, hence, the data from January 1922 forward are not quite as comprehensive as the earlier data,
however, the variance is not such as will prohibit comparison.
W M J S of bonds ohncLebtedness,*inciuciini renewals taxable at 5 cents per $100 or fraction thereof; capital stockissues taxable at same rate, except where certificates havo no par value taxed at the rate of 5 cents per share, but if actual value is more than S100,5 cents per £100 or fraction thereof and where under $100 at the rate of
I cent per S20 or fraction thereof. (Under the Revenue Act of 1918 no-par issues were taxable at 5 cents per S103 or fraction thereof. Otherwise the acts of 191S and 19/1
are practically identical.) Con . oyances evidencing the transfer of land or realty aro taxable at 50 cents per S500 or fraction of the consideration therefor, exclusive of the
.
„„„.,,„„., v w
value of an. *'
JA1I safes or agreements to sell capital stock are taxable at 2 cents per $100 share or fraction thereof, or where shares are without par value, at 2 cents per share. (Under
Revenue Act of 1918 transfers of no-par stock with actual value in excess of $100 were taxed at 2 cents per share of £100 actual value or fraction thereof.)
8
T
Six
months' average, Jul3 to December, inclusive.
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Table 100.—DISTRIBUTION MOVEMENT.1
[Index numbers for base year In bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite
POSTAL
RECEIPTS.

CANDY.

POSTAL MONEY OKDERS,
Foreign. 3

Domestic.3
YEAB AND MONTH.

Sales by

Total, 50
cities, a

in ami fac
3
turcs.

Second
Class*
(quarterly).

Paid.
Xumber.

1913 monthly average,
1814 monthly average.
1915 monthly a v e r a g e
191G monthly a v e r a g e .
1017 monthly average*.
1018 monthly average..
1919 monthly average.1930 monthly average..
1921 monthly average..
1922 monthly average..
1923 monthly average..

January..,
February.
March....,
April

74
£0
93
100
113
113
125
136

•94
1OO
70
77
81

Magazine.'

Value,

Number.

133
200
234
194
271

81
93
02

53
62

87
1OO
104
106
121
134

77
1OO
111
99
105
121

78
85

Relative
to 1919.

Value.

Relative to 1919.
1OO
103
106
115
113

Newspaper.*

Relative
to 1913.

Issued.

Relative
to 1919.

Relative
to 1920.

ADVERTISING.

53
59

90
1OO
103
111
123
142

82
100
115
108
113
233

175
153
125
122
93

100
95
94
116
122

73
75

90

110
154
18S
121
129
160

73
100
114
103
409
116

102

100
63
51
C3
117

132

114

107

118

105

41

91

91

111

102

84

110

99

40

113

90

M

132

136

116

139

123

47

124

112

58

121

122

102

121

117

52

140

117

62

122

119

100

123

123

45

150

116

57

121

125

103

123

105

£9

134

108

55

106

102

89

112

105

57

110

93

59

116

108

96

117

110

59

102

93

63

124

112

105

118

105

May....,
Juno...,
July....
August.
September.
October..,,
November.,
December..

261

262

253

111

60

121

S6

135

132

125

127

117

71

156

120

86

135

132

123

126

115

82

153

120

158

128

147

127

138

14S

120

110

159

284

1023.
January...
February.
March....,
April

101

136

157

111

138

125

S3

126

114

108

£1

119

101

126

115

72

141

100

155

138

156

140

95

164

125

136

117

141

125

85

1SS

130

137

122

141

130

185

131

137

120

140

128

105

172

117

114

104

134

123

111

141

100

116

108

129

123

119

123

93

117

112

128

120

119

145

111

146

143

150

138

179

185

130

141

134

146

133

153

184

120

140

172

147

185

172

122

82

152

78

133

7S

135

72

129

65

June.*.,
July....
August.

115

58

127

288

123

54

September*,

306

October....

93

148

November..

100

144

116

257

11
7

December..

154

1024*
January

142

February.....
March
April

143

„,
'

1

Candy sales from U.S. Treasury Devartm^t

» , ™ , r r*** f ° ? t D o t e s o n °PP<>site page aba
I

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o the t Ses

revenue act of 1921). This column tftS[reli»^5tSr»SA
' The war revenue act of S S 7 U O i ^ S S S S d for^Ln /™? ^ K ?




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Table 98.—DISTRIBUTION MOVEMENT.
[Base year in bold-faced type; Index n u m b e r s o n opposite page.]
CANDY.

POSTAL
RECEIPTS.

POSTAL MONEY ORDERS.
Foreign.8

Domestic • (50 principal cities).
YEAR AND MONTH.

Sales by

manufac- 50Total
cities.3
turers.2

Second
class *
(quarterly).

Paid.
Number.

monthly average.
monthly average.
monthly average.,
monthly avorage.,
monthly average.,

1918
1919
1920
1921
1022
1923

monthly average..
monthly average..
monthly average..
monthly average..
monthly average..
monthly average..

Value.

Number.

Value.

2,525

$13,543
14,611

9 $37,411
39,670
27,707
30,538
32,312

17,066
18,380
20,6S8
20,759
22,901
25,0S5

52,360
36,2S0
25,309
23,116

20,957
20,394
24,2S3
22,156

Newspaper. 1

Issued.

Thousands
Thousands, of dollars. Thousands, Thousands of dollars.

Thousands of dollars.
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917

ADVERTISING.

2,593
2,GS4
2,898
2,860
3,367
5,051
5,914
6,851

Thousands of
apnto lines.
1,324
1,161
1,147
1,415
1,490

61,440
G2,071

6,313
7,24S
7,149

834,812
40,592
44,SG3

1,315
1,470
1,610

$11,407
12,702
14,657

$5,100
4,537
3,719
3, GOO
2,748

C,784
7,773
8,093
8,211
0,409
10,391

50,5S7
G5,35G
72,432
64,827
68,462
78,913

1,711
1,895
2,059
2,107
2,340
2,684

17,837
31,713
25,017
23,351
24,514
28,005

2,GS0
3,070
1,858
1,519
1,859
3,480

1,314
1,890
2,305
1,480
1,573
1,953

01,007
83,800
95, KS2
80,601
91,131
97,540

8,307
7,902
10,584
9,479

57,213
54,849
75,540
66,350

2,243
2,0S2
2,633
2,234

22,818
21,493
26,695
25,322

S5,944
75,342

1923.
January..,
February.,
March
April
,
May....
June....
July....
August.

24,783
22,645
21,791
23,336

22,375
22,231
19,543
21,372

September..
October
November.,
December..

24,897
34,255
33,990
43,693

22,704
2i,777
24,812
29,150

January..,
February.,
March
April
,

39,95S
32,007
31,080

24,935
23,082
27,870
24,374

May....
June....
July....
August.

31,073
28,576
25,953
22,886

24,902
23,802
21,046
22,624

September..
October
November..
December..

21,41S
36,807
39,767
45,823

23,272
27,235
26,531
31,331

C,5S1

6,626

6,384

7,181

9,240
9,743
7,923
8,147

65,611
67,56S
57,985
02,503

2,323
2,335
2,125
2,218

26,706
22,718
22,094
23,912

8,678
10,277
10,267
12,293

68,719
81,420
80,246
83,484

2,233
2,410
2,395
2,789

24,128
25,3S2
25,0iS
27,610

10,233
9,233
12,061
10,563

72,266
65,725
90,117
76,616

2,619
2,384
2,949
2,670

27,226
24,903
30,401
27,202

10,681
10,6S3
8,865
9,003

79,664
78,590
67,862
70,860

2,671
2,657
2,535
2,440

28,238
27,723
26,6S0
26,744

9,104
11,319
10,948
11,985

73,020
93,284
87,639
91,314

2,424
2,839
2,775
3,250

1,210

1,112

1,186

1,3S3

1,3S5

1,515

1,557

1,717

9S, 031

1,830

07,090
90,753
79,505

1,347
1,754

1,044

1,GSO

1,351

1,751

1,213

1,7S9

1,485

2,120

1,907

2,427

1,877

4,103

1,817

2,472

1,399

2,128

1,730

2,825

2,002

2,524

2,293

2,901

2,270

3,105

2,103

1023,
7,714

7,266

6,481

3,371

3,726

3,539

1,505

26,151

3,548

l,7S0

29,999

5,310

2,263

4,541

2,247

31,512

5,491

2,109

2,773

88,034
105,542
100,877
100,778

00,422
83,496
105,023
103,836
109,559
98,359
S3,757
80,653
03,014
109,293
103,5S3
102,475

1,746

1934.
January..,
February.,
March
April

20,031

See footnotes on opposite page also.
1
id include, In addition to those both Issued and payable
Total of 60 cities transacting two-thirds of the total money-order business of the country.
for ]
.. ,.
*___,_.«_- United States and
22 foreign countries, mostly in North America and West
m the 50 cities, those presentedI for payment but issued at any of. the, other offices in tho TT
Indies, to which domestic postage rates apply.
.
,A A ,
„ - _ l a c J T a f , The countries are Great Britain, Canada,
• Money orders issued to 10 principal foreign countries, representing approximately 95 per cent of total money orders issued.
ex
Ff
J£?' ance, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Japan.
•
, ,, .
r
These figures represent the number of linos of advertising carried by the leading magazines dated for the raontii notea.
s
1916 toJ 8 n
Compiled from 22 identical cities: New York, Chicago. Philadelphia, Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis, Boston, Baltimore, 1,03 Anjreie?,.
Washington, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Minneapolis?Indianapolis, Columbus, Louisville, St. Paul, Birmingham and Honstra. I or the y«»ra *wo y> i v i * ™ ™ w ™ ^«™
available for Boston, Louisville, Houlton, and Columbus. The totals for those years were computed from the actual reports of the 18 other cities, allowing 13.83 per cent
of the total to the four missing cities, the average ratio of those cities to the total in the subsequent years.
Six months' average, July to December, inclusive.




158
Table 102.—COST OP LIVING.
[Base year In bold-laced type.]

0/ iaftor Statistics for the loth
i according to the estimatea
fuel and light 5.6 per cent,

•tes«r«^




'"•*"• ""••"• """* "'"OI

159

Table 103 —WHOLESALE PRIGESi 1
[Base year In bom^facea type.]
WHOLESALE PRICE : INDEX NUMBERS. (Revised.)3
(Compiled by U. s. Department of Labor.)
VEAB AND
MONTH.

Farm
products.

Food,
etc.

Cloths
Fuel
and
and
clothing. lighting.

Metal
and
metal
products.

Building I Cheml- [House
mate- icals and furnishing
rials.
diugs.
•goods.

FARM PRICES.*

Miscel- All comlaneous. modities.

RETAIL
FOOD
PRICES.*
Crops.

Live
stock.

Relative to 1913.
1913 mo. a v . .
1914 m o . a v . .
1915 mo. a v . .
1916 m o . a v . .
1917 m o . av.,

100
103
104
123
190

vlOO
102
105
121
167

100
98
93
127
175

100
93
83

100
85
99

126

162

120

169

231

218
231
218
124
133
142

188
207
220
144
139
144

228
253
295
180
180
199

170

187

181

162

241

192

124

142

124

140

1913 mo. a v . ,
1919mo. a v . ,
1920 mo. a v . .
1921 mo. av.,
1922 m o . a v . ,
1923 m o . a v . ,

1921.
September
October
November
December

157

100
101
134
181
202

100
100
100
106
125

148

215
169
200
136
124
131

153
184
254
195
176
184

156
175
196
128
117
122

100
92
94

100

100

95

93

95

101

121

127

100
108
110
124
203

100

177

100
102
101
114
146

!194
1206
;226
147
149
154

1G7
186
-203
153
142
146

224
234
238
109
113
130

.192
198
168
107
111
103

101

199

129

220

122

188

145

172
201
264
165
169
190

178

181

116

156

131

179

118

=141

153

110

180

189

116

159

131

180

118

142

•153

103
95
111

164

104

121

139

ISO

197

114

163

129

178

119

141

•152

120

136

180

199

113

158

127

178

121

140

150

112

157

124

178

117

138

142

98

•95

191

110

156

123

177

117

141

142

105

103

92

-97

91

1933.
January
February
March
April
May....
June....
July . . .
August.
September..
October
November..
December..

122

131

176

131

135

174

130

137

172

191

109

155

125

175

117

142

139

112

117

129

137

171

194

113

156

124

175

116

• 143

139

115

115

132

133

175

216

119

160

122

176

116

14S

139

118

113

131

140

179

225

120

167

122

176

114

150

141

119

.119

135

142

180

254

121

170

121

173

114

155

142

118

119

131

138

181

271

126

172

122

173

115

,155

139

114

112
109

133

138

183

' 244

;134

.180

124

173

116

153

140

110

133

140

183

226

135

183

124

176

120

154

143

110

110

143

143

192

218

133

1S5

127

179

122

156

145

118

105

145

144

194

216

131

185

130

182

122

156

147

123

104

106

1923.
January
February...
March
April
May....
June
July....
August.
September....
October
November
December.:

143

141

196

218

133

.188

131

184

124

:156

144

126

142

141

199

212

139

.192

132

184

126

157

142

130

107

143

143

201

208

149

198

135

1S5

127

1159

142

134

106

205

200

154

204

136

187

126

.159

143

139

107

141
139

144

201

190

152

202

134

187

125

156

143

140

105

138

142

198

1S6

148

194

131

187

123

153

144

139

100

135

141

193

183

.145

190

128

187

121

151

147

136

102

139

142

193

178

145

186

127

183

120

150

146

136

102

144

147

202

176

. 144

.182

123

183

121

154

149

138

109

144

143

199

172

142

132

129

183

120

153

150

139

.103

140

143

201

107

141

1S1

130

176

118

152

151

137

97

145

147

203

162

142

178

130

176

116

151

150

137

94

1924.
January
February...
March
April
1
Wholesale prices ana retail food prices from the U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: farm prices from the U. 8. Department of Agriculture, Bureau
oj Agricultural Economics.
3
The revised wholesale price index number of the V. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, is based on quotations of 404.commodities. " These commodities
are arranged in 9 groups as given in the table. In computing this index, the price of each commodity is weighted by multiplying it by the estimated quantity of that
article marketed in the census year 1919. For comparable yearly data for the period 1890 to 1921, see the Monthly Labor Review for September, 1922, p. 40; and for comparable monthly data for period 1913 to 1922, see the Monthly Labor Review for July, 1922, p: 60.
.. t3 The retail food price index compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statisncs represents the changes in the price of 22 articles of food as reported by retail dealers in 51 of
the larger cities as of the 15th of the month.
., _
..
,
,
4.
'As of the 15th of each month. Farm prices represent the relative average prices to farmers of the 10 leading crops and leading live stock respectively.




160
Table 104.—WHOLESALE PRICES.1
[Base year in bold-laced type.]
COMPILED BY FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD. (Revised.)
Agricul- Animal
Con-*
Mineral Total raw Producers' sumcrs'
Forest
tural
goods.*
products. products. products. products. products. goods.2

All commodities.

DUN'S.

BRADSTREETS!

YEAR AND MONTH.

300
21
11
21
35
117
199
401
quotations. quotations. quotations.! quotations. quotations. quotations. quotations.ji quotations. commodities.

commodities.

Relative to 1913.
1OO
98
101
127
177
194

1OO
101
105
123
199
100

100
97
107
123
170
203

200
226
147
149
154

191
207
141
112
157

203
204
123
132
145

155
154
153
151

141
142
141
140

134
134
135
136

120
121
123
123

1JG
150
149

13S
141
142
143

136
136
140
137

123
124
126
125

125
127
129
129

150
151
154
149

148
150
155
155

130
140
144
143

127
129
131
131

168
166
166
167

132
135
136
135

150
152
155
157

153
154
156
156

142
145
151
153

131
135
145
150

213
207
202
19S

1GS
167
167
166

136
141
148
150

155
155
150
157

156
157
159
159

153
151
158
100

149
149
151
151

226
215
209
203

184
179
177

161
158
153
153

14S
144
141
137

156
155
154
154

156
1.53
151
150

159
J5S
158
15 i

148
145
142
139

196
197
196
191

176
171
1G5
165

15S
155
lot
153

139
139
13S
13G

158
159

154
153
152
152

155
15S
158
15S

140
142
143

157

IJ
J

1OO
102
112
130
211
243

100
103
98
119
174
203

100
92
90
102
135
157

100
92
97
138
191
181

100
99
101
126
187
205

100
92
97
143
184
181

1OO
101
102
119
1G3
191

250
255
134
145
168

221
186
110
125
122

211
312
165
185
211

180
236
185
208
1S6

218
229
142
153
159

179
214
135
128
141

211

141
135
130
130

105
107
103
103

154
162
175

16S
174
178
179

137
138
137
137

126
126
125
125

January...
February.
March....
April

130
140
141
145

109
121
122
120

167
166
165
167

178
177
178
180

139
146
147
148

123
118
120
122

May....
June....
July....
August.

152
146
147
138

122
123
130
127

174
186
1SS
191

202
211
241
261

157
159
171
173

September.
Octolx?r....
November.
December..

136
147
160
161

132
132
129
12S

199
201
207
210

236
218
209
208

January...
February..
March
April
,

164
170
174
172

125
123
123
123

215
220
227
232

May....
June....
July....
August.

107
165
152

122
119
120
125

September.,
October
November..
December..

163
172
179
181

131
122
115
115

.1913
1911
1915
1916
1917
1918

monthly average.
monthly average.
monthly average.
montlily average.
monthly average.
monthly average.

1919 monthly average..
1920 monthly average..
1921 monthly average. 1922 monthly average..
1023 monthly average..

.

231 I
159
151
156

!
|
i

1921.
September.
October....
November.
December..
1923.
HS

1923.

January
February
March...
April




m
1-58

I
]

!

161

Table 105.—CREDIT CONDITIONS.1
[Base year in bold-faced typo.]
DELINQUENT
ACCOUNTS,
ELECTRICAL
T11ADJ2.3

TEXTILE TRADE.i

Orders.

Indebted-! Prompt

ness.

payment.

Value.

Y E A R AND M O N T H .

Relative to 1916.

Number
of firms.

Relative to 1921.

TEXTILE TRADE.!

Orders.

Indebtedness.

1916 monthly
1917 monthly
1918 monthly
1919 monthly

average.
average..
average.,
average.,

100
101
102
103

1920 monthly
1921 monthly
1922 monthly
1923 monthly

average..
average..
average..
average..

101
89
97

100
93
91
SS

Prompt
payment.

Percentage of total recorded transactions.

INDEX NUMBERS.

DELINQUENT
ACCOUNTS,
ELIICTJtICAL
TKADIO.'

Dollars.

Number
of linns.

NUMERICAL DATA.

1OO

37.6
28.0
28.2
28.3

105
10G

no
103

94

97

3 100

*1OO

112

87

90

107

38.8
30.2
35.2
31.1

55.0
57.5
5S.4

2S.0
21.6
20.9

30.2

59.4

30.6

53.1

43.3

47. C

CO. 7

99

* 335,100
202,557
201,100

* 1,518
1,625
1,497

1931.
May....
Juno
July....
August.

100

38.3

55.0

]97,079

1,433

8S

25.0

36.5

51.9

214,5S0

1,313

90

84

27.4

35.8

55.9

203,411

1,277

99

91

89

27.2

34.5

51.3

201, 132

1,352

94

94

90

97

27.0

36.3

51.8

202,387

1,466

101

89

101

103

27.1

39.2

49.2

228,446

1,5C6

105
93

22.7

95

102

September..
October
November..
December..

91

100

90

105

114

21.6

40.9

49.3

235,207

1,725

109

91

99

121

25.5

42.2

50.3

223,372

1933.
January..
February.
March
April

92

109

91

79

91

25.4

42.3

50.1

177,291

I,3S0

93

102

87

81

91

25.6

"39.7

48.1

183,292

1,430
2,045

97

90

77

135

26.9

3S.1

49.7

173,361

10S

81

84

104

21. S

41.9

46.1

188,326

1,5S3

87

May....
June
July....
August.

98

90

115

90

78

102

21.1

44.8

49.6

176,130

1,555

96

88

S2

9S

26.4

43.1

48.5

183,814

1,4 SO

110

84

77

96

27.9

42.7

46.0

173,492

1,4.51

109

110

82

101

112

30.0

42. S

45.2

231,152

1,69!

107

112

83

103

120

29.5

43.6

45.8

117

82

90

115

20.4

45.4

45.2

101

117

85

116

98

27.9

45.5

46.7

100

127

9S

109

120

27.7

49.3

49.5

232,650
201,881
201,176
215,114

1,819

96

107

107

81

93

29.5

41.4

52.7

113

103

95

62

76

31.1

40.0

52.2

117

103

108

121

32.2

40.1

52.6

117

September..
October
November.,
December..

111

101

103

101

101

32.3

39.8

51.0

1,753
1,488
1,820

1923.
January.
February.,
March.....
April
May....
June
July-...
August.

182,913
139,664
212,918
220,421

1,191
1,157
1,889
1,5*0

102

83

96

32.1

41.5

56.0

114

103

S3

96

27.3

44.2

50.4

S3

117

101

82

94

22.9

45.3

55.4

113

113

100

95

90

31.1

43.9

55.1

111

September..
October
November..
December..

107

99

118

100

30.5

45.8

54. S

96
120

105

102

75

1934.
January...
February.,
March
April

89
105

89

190,9SG
186,072
181,535
213;393

1,400

200,093
237,2S1
237,013
169,60S

1,453

171,002

116

1,135

1,457
1,428
1,300

1,823
1,517
1,351

1
Orders, indebtedness, and prompt payments compiled by the Credit Clearing House from reports to it by manufacturers and wholesalers on items of credit from their
ledgers concerning merchants or jobbers to whom they sell. The commodities covered are largely textiles, and the individual orders are stated to average from f250 to $500,
depending on trade conditions. As one transaction may cover both an order and an indebtedness or payment, the sum of the percentages o r ordors, indebtedness, and payments will usually exceed 100 por cent. The year 1916 is taken as a base, as it is bolieved to be more nearly normal than 1919, in which orders and payments were unusually
larse and indebtedness unusuallv small.
3
Delinquent accounts, electrical trade, are compiled by the National Electrical Credit Association, from reports to its constituent regional associations by electrical manu3

Eleven months' average, February to December, inclusive.

79692r—24



11




162
Table 106.—OCEAN TRANSPORTATION.1
[Index numbers lor base year in bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]
INDEX OF
OCEAN
FREIGHT
RATES.*

Cleared.

Entered.

FUEL
CONSUMPTION
BY VESSELS,

United States,
Atlantic ports
to—

VESSELS IN FOREIGN TRADE.

Loadings at
principal clearing ports.

YEAK AND MONTH.
Ameri- Forcan.
eign.

Total.

Ameri- Forcan. eign.

Total.

monthly average..
monthly average..
monthly average..
monthly average..
monthly average..

100
83
113
129
11
4

100
93
B5
86
7
4

100
91
92
97
92

100
80
107
123
133

1918
1919
1920
1921
1922
1923

monthly average..
monthly average..
monthly average..
monthly average..
monthly average..,
monthly average..

131
155
228
221
225
198

65
63
82
79
85
99

82
86
120
117
122
125

125
167
22T
201
211
186

1922.
January...
February..
March
April

167
156
181
184

May....
Juno....
July....
August.

244
222
271
259

September..
October
November..
December..

239
2S9
272
209

1923.
January..
February.,
March
April

93

107
184
123

All
Europe.

Relative to
January, 1920.

Relative to 1913.

1913
1914
1915
1916
1917

United
Kingdom*

100
93
87
90
76

100
90

Coal.

Fuel oil

Relative to 1919.

92

106
100
103
109
95

19
25
39
42

100

84
95
126
116
120
124

70
1OO
129
104
57
63

47
100
1SS
193
22G
26S

164
148
174
191

60
67
83
77

89
90
10S
109

31.7
34.7
33.1
27.3

27.1
29.1
28.3
25.4

63
60
69
6C

199
207
221
232

87
84

1*100.0 1*100.0
44.9
36,0
29.0
25.5
23.1
22.1

90
105
107

125
149
147

210
210
244
232

79
94
102
101

115
126
141
13S

27.9
27.5
2S.8
29.2

25.7
25.7
'25.9
24.6

70
CO
53
43

218
245
224
229

106

244
269
276
171

106
86
87
82

145
137
139
107

27.0
25.3
28.0
27.1

23.4

78

141
142
133
113

24.4

43
49
55
51

239
232
235
22S

172
130
160
1G5

72
88
84

109
87
107
105

150
127
145
163

102
92
10*
109

25.3
21.8
23.1
22.6

22.9
21.1
21.9
22.6

53
52
GO
57

238
21*5
269
271

May....
June
July....
August.

217
223
210
209

105
102
134
126

134
134
154
148

204
212
209
205

104
107
134
128

132
137
155
149

22.3
21.2
20.2
20.1

22.1
21.3
19.9
20.0

72
71
75

September..
October
November.,
December..

192
238
232
224

105
103
89
89

128
139
127
125

190
215
231
179

109
102
92
84

133
134
130
111

20.8
23.4
28.6
27.8

20.7
22.9
25.1
25.1

65
Cl
5S
52

1924.
January.
February
March
April

..........

22.7
24.0

274
2S6
256

279
300
261




163

Table 107.—OCEAN TRANSPORTATION.1
[Base year In bold-faced type; index numbers on opposite page.]
FUEL CONSUMPTION" BY
VESSELS.

VESSELS IN TOllEIGN TRADE.

Entered.

Loading at
principal clearing
ports.

Cleared.

YEAH AND MONTH.

American.

Foreign.

Total.

American.

Foreign.

Total.

average..
average..
average..
average..
average.,

1,174
1,033
1,233
1,512
1,658

3,264
3,028
2,768
2,803
2,416

4,440
4,061
4,101
4,315
4,074

1,250
1,000
1,340
1,537
1,666

1918 monthly
1919 monthly
1920 monthly
1921 monthly
1922 monthly
1923 monthly

average..
average..
average..
average..
average..
average..

1,538
1,828
2,678
2,592
2,636
2,319

2,121
2,064
2,667
2,590
2,787
3,219

3,659
3,892
5,344
5,182
5,423
5,538

1,563
2,083
2,836
2,507
2,639
2,328

1923.
January...
February.
March
April

1,963
1,832
2,127
2,168

1,931
2,295
2,626
2,459

3,894
4,127
.4,753
4,627

May
June
July
August..

2,870
2,603
3,187
3,035

2,601
2,945
3,435
3,505

September.
October....
November.,
December..

2,803
3,390
3,193
2,456

1933.
January...
February.
March
April

Fuel
oil.

ThouThousands of sands of
tons.
barrels.

Thousands of net tons.»
1913 monthly
1914 monthly
1915 monthly
1916 monthly
1917 monthly

Coal.

3,333
3,017
2,826
2,895
2,467

4,483
4,017
4,166
4,433
4,133

2,184

3,228

3,748
4,271
5,653
5,211
5,395
5,556

604
780
629
343
379

550
1,169
2,192
2,256
2,641
3,137

2,051
1,856
2,181
2,389

1,935
2,169
2,084
2,495

3,986
4,025
4,864
4,SS4

379
359
415
401

2,328
2,423
2., 620
2,713

5,471
5,548
6,622
6,540

2,621
2,625
3,053
2,903

2,554
3,028
3,286
3,274

5,175
5,653
6,339
6,178

420
365
322
260

2,545
2,859
2,614
2,673

3,470
2,S97
2,722
2,562

6,278
6,287
5,915
5,018

3,050
3,358
3,446
2,132

3,429
2,778
2,799
2,643

6,479

4,775

260
295
332
30S

2,797
2,717
2,743
2,660

2,021
1,527
1,882
1,936

' 2,799
2,352
2,8S3
2,740

4,821
3,878
4,765
4,676

1,873
1,587
1,817
2,012

2,678
2,526
2,833
2,S4S

4,552
4,113
4,650
4,890

320
315
362
346

2,778
2,526
3,140
3,173

May
June....
July
August..

2,543
2,620
2,466
2,453

3,427
3,317
4,378
4,121

5,937
6,844
6,574

2,547
2,649
2,612
2,559

3,372
3,475
4,34S
4,136

5,920
6,124
6,960
6,695

45S
435
430
452

3,199
3,457
2,987
3,437

September.
October
November.
December..

2,249
2,789
2,719
2,625

3,436
3,367
2,899
2,904

5,685
6,156
5,618
5,529

2,444
2,688
2,SS5
2,237

3,521
3,304
2,963
2,727

5,965
5,992
5,818
4,964

393
309
351
311

3,257
3,504
3,140
3,046

2,189
2,816
2,704
2,756

6,136
6,245

642
C05
620
656
574
461

217
297
461
492

1934.
January
February
March
April
See footnotes on opposite page also.
«Net ton represents 100 cubic feet internal carrying capacity after prescribed allowances for crew and engine space
* January, 1920,

164
Table 108.—RIVER AND CANAL CARGO TRAFFIC.
[Index numbers fo* base year in bold-laced type; numerical data on opposite page.]
RIVERS.

CANALS.

Mississippi.

Panama.*
YEAR AND MONTH.

Total.

In
American
vessels.

In
British
vessels.

San It
Ste.
Marled

New
York
State.*

Relative to 1913.

Relative to 1015.

Cape
Cod.

Suez.

Relative
to 1916.

Relative
to 1919.

Ohio.
Governmentowned
barges.

Relative to 1913.

100
03
M4

100
39
67

1OO
154

100
09
S9
115
113

96
I2G
20$
237
220
501

119

107

45

124

29

se

48

185

1OO

59

231

129

99

55

152

122

84

100

01

56

110

125

71

151

S3

70

99

153

78

224

112

84

185
242
210
231

211
210
195
188

114
200
129
190

05
07
33
10

124
91
121
17

198
20(1

198
208
252
274

151
151
157
162

6

174
146
200
183

33
81
103
103

42
01
61
8G

110
113

76
77
91

Relative
to 1922.

111

1021.
September
October
November
,
December
,

Relative
to 1919.

145

85

1923 monthly average..

154
141
192
230
223
407

Pitts- ,
burgii to
Wheel-

1913 monthly a v e r a g e .
1914 monthly average..
1915 monthly a v e r a g e .
1910 monthly average..
1917 niontlily a v e r a g e .
19IS monthly average..
1019 monthly average,,
1920 monthly average..
1921 monthly average..
192',! monthly average..

1922.
January..
February.,
March....
April
,
May....
June...,
July....
August.

•m
257
2S4
240
297
280

September.
October
November..
December..
1033.
January..
February..
March....,
April,
May....
June...
July....
August.

279
355
350
377

391
384
476
537
555
515
574
532

September.
October...,
November..
December..
1024.

532
522
545

334
204
264
309
298
350
357
4S3
423
62G
641
753
824
772
853
827
759
783
785

71

203
23G
206
242

100

1OO

80

50

103

71

42

112

62

*1OO

45

120

50

64

39

141

243
236
261

140

40

159

00

97

142*

94

95

151

49

78

141

1

141

1

165

25

1G2

72

133

•

01

174

lot

70

132

144

79

140

1*1

85

152

S3

%

149

74

118

152

SO

130

149

133

18

222
205
212
278
249
253
219
203

117
112

103

95

1OO

177

148

156

116

151

87

'

31
None.
None.

COO
411

*>7S
7ft7
085
65$
C2S
130
352
3 Ifi
830
427
R79
3SQ
291
119
316
425

12S
130
107

171
154

7
1

76

94
62

in

80

171

127

166

74

7G
107
102

790
795
819
597
250
276
170

72
92
70
84
171
201
194

456

189
183
217
104

908

99

Col

025
C32
610

07
$9
90
SS

104

045

19
27
63
43

201
210
215
316

32
CS4

7
5
150

700

SS8
9.33
.507
021

10

170

700

112
68
108
179

100

143

070

COS
GS2
090

182

98

3SS

427

1GS

134

507
458

None.

100

62
74

100
ISO

None.

170

107
138
144
144

100
153
423
571

84.3
822
1,194
092
419
4S0

January.
February
March
April




rt

165

Table 109.—RIVER AND CANAL CARGO TRAFFIC.1
[Base year i n bold-faced t y p e ; Index n u m b e r s o n opposite page.]
CANALS.

RIVERS.

Panama.*
Y E A R AND MONTH.

Total.

In
American
vessels.

Mississippi.
In
British
vessels*

average
average..
average
average.
average

407,371

1918 monthly
1919 monthly
1920 monthly
1921 monthly
1922 monthly
1923 monthly

average
average
average
average
average
average

New
Tork
State.*

Cape
Cod.

Suez.

Tons.

Thousands of
short tons.

Long tons.
1913 monthly
1914 monthly
1915 monthly
1916 monthly
1917 monthly

Sault
Ste.
Marie.*

Thous. of
metric tons

Receipts
at St.
Louis.

Shipments
from St.
Louis.

Ohio.
GovernPHtsmentbiirgh to
owned
barges. Wheeling.'

Tons.

257,843
583,214

182,335
70,738
122,977

183,37©
130,888
282,813

9,9G5
6,921
8,911
11,486
11,227

027,669
570,3S5
781; 208
961,601
907,078
1,630,409

174y850
229,907
378,928
431, G13
412,543
912,857

217,973
156,412
235,856
310,161
277,488
410,762

10,710
8,529
9,910
6,032
8,259
11,203

160
177
203
20S
262
312

129,025
192,450
15S, 600
114,406
103,220
115, 78S

1,164
1,421
1,459
1,780

754,894
985,775
855,440
953,053

384,101
383,0S3
356,019
343,185

209,475
367,495
236,625
349,270

6,482
6,652
3,265
1,031

198
202
37

122,203
117,025
101,476
99,040

1,62G
1,853
1,G54
1,755

6,985
10,535
16,480
8,575

38,785
30,420
27,155
26,085

44,203
39,984
33,813
59,0G2

January..
February.
March
April

807,293
838,074
9G0,0S9
1,040,047

360,282
3S0,129
459,264
49S, 862

277,293
276,073
287,319
297,169

639

81,500
107,832
138,554
100,111

1,013
1,045
1,916
1,SS4

130
100
4,305
12,6S0

21,890
. 5,405
13,940
13,725

61,144
Cl,127
5G,329
5G,S71

5S,17O
S2,OS7
189,388
127, COO

May....
June
July....
August.

1,158,507
977,507
1,211,100
1,165,950

608,539
480,466
481,625
563,512

318,813
268,475
566,476
335,510

3,317
8,066
10,235
10,286

157
227
226
321

03,873
73,395
82,542
SS, 258

2,029
1,535
1,635
1,773

26,525
25,415
31,890
14,650

33,250
16,935
2G,920
15,055

69,000
09,415
71,545
52,125

214,542
274,158
210,209
252, 188

September..
October
November..
December..

•1,138,188
1,445,863
1,426,860
1,535,102

542,639
049,307
651,015
880,831

371,801
432,190
378,035
443,471

10,986
11,233
9,468
1,838

281
287
338

S9,967
123,207
135,096
144,377

1,732
1,773
1,736
2,060

13,075
14,055
15,200
5,495

11,530
4,720
12,535
10,855

21,780
21,134
14,837
39,779

511,429
001,740
579,775
483,803

1933.
January..,
February..
March
April

1,591,932
1,563,278
1,940,928
2,187,145

775,339
959,293
1,167,802
1,372,595

407,170
376,279
388,060
509,903

154,101
120,721
177,120
110,901

1,811
1,754
2,120
1,957

None.
None.
1,790
17,605

None.
None.
1,2S5
27,135

37,310
53,0S6
59,551
00,202

33-1,429
201,830
323,267
530,010

May....
June
My....
August.

2,2G2,116
2,09G, 446
2,337,784
2,168,750

1,502,000
l,40S,2G4
1,555,692
1,507,303

456,450
463,096
401,292
381,067

10,645
13,750
14,3S9
14,353

231
276
278
557

140,015
101,771
108,472
103,597

1,976
1,608
1,9S5
1,798

17,035.
15,085
1G,975
15,475

38,350
33,505
32,000
47,335

77,546
S3,20S
44,303
80,399

001,049
027,130
011,131
912,870

September..
October
November..
December..

2,168,703
2,127,567
2,218,295

1,3S4,369
1,428,139
1,431,421

446,135
432,267
478,830

12,776
13,003
10,706

265
348
229

79,665
82,998
132, S34
77,262

1,75-1
1,985
1,930

13,450
18,8S5
18,025

27,455
16,615
19,390

51,513
55,210
53,271

505,142
047,031
648,591
490,272

1921.
September
October
November
December

373
297
265
232
185

6

17*504
8,733
7,414
7,883
6,923

104,385
60,555

5,038
10,449
14,827
12,5-18
13,637

4,078
4,437
4,750
5,C09
5,751
9,174
13,845
24,133
10,313

8,731
13,392
30, 939
49,811
53S,3S0

1934.
January..,
February.
March
April
'......
See.footnotes on opposite page also. .
* About two-thirds of this traffic is through the Erie Canal and one-third through the Champlain Canal, Figures for 1913 to 1922 represent monthly averages for seven
months, during which the canals aro usually open.
a
Data on Ohio River^ommerce from the United States War Department Engineer Corps, represent total cargo traffic between Pittsburgh and Lock and Dam 11, located
between Wellsburg and Wheeling, W. Va. The total of 3,585,188 short tons shown for the months of 1922, from which the average is computed, does not include the annual
total of 1,327,199 short tons not shown separately by months, the total movement for 1922 being 4,912,387. Data are available from 1910 to 1914 for traffic between Pittsburgh and Lock No. 6 (near Beaver, Pa.), and from 1915 to 1921 between Pittsburgh and Lock No. 10 (near Stcubenville, Ohio). Traffic between Pittsburgh and Lock 10
amounted to 4,733,620 short tons in 1920 and 2,840,978 in 1921.
t




166
Table 110.—FREIGHT-CAR MOVEMENT.1
[JJaso year In bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]

SHORTAGE.1

SURPLUS.*

YEAR ANT> MONTH

Box
cars*

Coal
cars.

Box
cars.

Total
cars.3

Coal
cars*

BAD-ORDER
CARS.«

AVERAGE LOADING PER WEEK.

Total
cars.*

Grain
and
grain
products*

Livestock.

Coal.

Forest
products.

Ore.

MerchanPer
dise
cent
L.C.L,, Total.* Total,
end of
to
and
month. total
miscelIn use.
lane-

ous.
Relative to 1919.
1916 monthly a v
1917inonthly;jv..
1918 monthly av...
1019 monthly av..

100

100

12
36
100

19

3
204
120
31

13
179
87
37

227

20S
197
170
130

1

S*

21S
215
214
173

September

51

130

October
Novemter
December

2S

43

91
42
149
248

13
28
1

3
2

1

3

2

2

192Omonthlyav..
1921 monthly av..
1922 monthly av..
1923monthlyav..
1021.
May
Juno
July
August

8
36

156

53
41

ISO
178
113

347
153
100

0
HO

56

Relative to 1913.

1OO

86
$9
94
111

90
87
87
103

103
96
111
120

106
94
105
119

109
209
19S
122

107
204
196
118

63
78
81
85

96
97
95
103

95
95
94
101

224
233
247
245

218
226
243
23S

82
92
86
79

76
57
21
15

108
118
99
90

105
116
94
85

-239
227
210
206

232
221
206
201

S6

89
92
105

92
96
102

no

91

217
220
210
215

213

99

12
11
14
26

47
53
43
56

107
110
97
102

49
144
170
177

114
119
116

97
110
111
107

100
105
109
100

109
105
105
100

100

467
217
100

100

1OO

1OO

1OO

1OO

1OO

616
11
377
322

339
8
213
115

89
113
122
113

91
SS
96
105

110
87
82
103

106
84
100
127

IIS
46
81
122

1
5
2
2

1
•3
16
3

98
101
145
154

81
83
73
84

S
O
88
82
88

87
S8
73
79

3

15
46
1

142
130
97
108

91
112
96'
88

92
111
S7
74

129
131
106

99
S8

95
103
111
41

1
20

3

103

139

176

233

293

January..
February
March
April..

161
116
10$
115

193

175

129

129

%

109
1(¥l
Jit)

1

2

2

9

3

84

82

May
June... .
July
August

85
73

2-59

6

10

7

7

75

20

26

174

92 i

87

15S

103

5

72

37

189

329

243

108
102
129
144

90

195

161 |
19A '

5
o
&

3
.->

350

927

132
134

106
122

136
130

102

Noiio.

1

0)

1922.

September
October
November
December... .

<*)
m
V. /

1

o

5
10

4

u
5

6

(j

May
June
July
August

A

19
42
G7
62

September
October.. ..
November
December

5
9

0

355

1,020

553

8

202

870

313

14

141

916

S

17S

923

162

697

73

420

7

j

7 i

m
2S5
140

17 1

10

271

67

31

11

190

49

40

14

114

13

110

39

7
10
107
103

22

36

130

IS

21

81

2

73
14
• 1 1

63
•-*
01

165 i

(')

........

*

121
106
105
98

S9
81
90

118

10-5
97
95
%

Aft

i»

........

]m][




1,126

35

f»
o

37
18
06
15$

1934,
January
F e b r u a r y . . . . . . . . f.
March
!.

479

539
741

Q
f>

8
3

1923.
January
February
March
April

April

311

S3

6

1

j

|*
|*

86
S9

95

92

112
134

104

129

120

127
128

133
121

117

109

93

........

1.

S8
93

216
206

212
221

us

106
103
109

224
213
226
211

140
125
77
25

119
124
118
103

117
12*
118
105

191
164
148
142

1S8
162

118l*
117
132
135

29
28
36
54

102
105
118
123

106
106

124

117

137
141
135
13S

102
105
105
109

133
137
124
134

165
236

1£5

1 {yy
i£i

215

101
108
100
91

128
130
127
10-1

196
159
95
23

991

9S

Hi
IJ.4

210
225
207

146
132

12S
119
126
13S

low

129
136
123
107

130
134
122
103

135
122

125

119
125

125
123
130

99
99
102
104

123

124
115

113
99
97

100
101

........
........

- •

-—-—~~.

Sec ft>otnotes on opposite
page.

.

•

—

-

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Table 111.—FREIGHT-CAR MOVEMENT.1
[Base year In bold-faced type; Index numbers on opposite page.]
SURPLUS.*

Box
cars.

Coal
cars.

SHORTAGE.*

Total
cars.3

Box
cars.

Coal
cars.

BAD-ORDER
CAUS.«

AVERAGE LOADING PER WEEK.

Total
cars.3

Grain
and
grain
products.

Live
stock.

Coal.

Forest
products.

Ore.

clumdlse
L. C. L., Total.*
and
miscellaneous.

I

Total,
end of
month.

1920monthly a v .
1921 monthly a v .
1922 monthly a v .
1923 monthly a v .

130,037

6,437
29,251
82,135
15,935
127,982
47,675
33,634

65,901
68,680
2S,964
75,005 iS9,3or; 1 8 , 9 9 1
23,592

1,981
154,499
90,897
23,367

24,19-4

43,148

339,020

1,146
26,653
10,566

164,500

69,659

1921.
May
June
July
August

155,040
146,29S
93,013
69,238

165,102

394,040

162,537

373,791

161,723

321,781

130,596

246,740

September
October
November
December

42,093
22,628
113,874
191,707

9S,048

172,420

33,643

SO,203

132,692

282,926

221,614

470,516

1922.
January
February
March
April
f

132,174
95,361
88,491
94,653

145,913
•97,634
72,566
235,077

69,714
60,101
21,367
3,850

195,439

May
June...,
July
August..

263
187
3,710
641

112,934
131,900
52,360
142,790
4,200 34,174 38,973 32,955 170,695 50,828 37,431 472,195 SOI.CIG! 168,973
i
25,868 82,056
34,829 30,105 193,787 60,470 44,112 485,104 S50,923 | 100,779
444
1,896
44,066 2S,S53 153,672 47,928 17,367 455,910 754,717
318,8S0
15,852 51,579
47,597 31,599
144,018 56,029 30,291 522,700 8-12,302
302,156
13,527 27,873
43,901 34,564 182,617 71,940 45,502 565,13S 956, 459
185,343

3S,214

26,652

157,122

49,463

40,5S2

27,4S6

155,001

49,8S0

S3
67

339
663
3,905
739

56,585

23,979

145,420

41,558

59,973

27,043

155,376

2,478
5,301
264
24

142
4,339
None.
37

3,621
11,219
302
110

55,272

29,907

162,882

50,478

36,S34

196,206

37,993

31,524

154,434

42,032

29,100

130,297

330,681
245,100
206,746
371,538

'546
373
255

36
100
77
374

642
599
423
842

50,460

32,568

168,720

51,199

29,113

190,126

54,566

305,198
239,225
174,927
70,455

1,094
1,397
16,550
35,819

423
3,148
6,633
13,835

1,714
4,803
24,973
58,670

147,558
131,267

50
310

929,022

469,524

750,024

424,479

6S2,S09

345,201
320,292
313,190

15.8
15.0
14.0
13.7

521,106

734,442
768,741
827,400
727,488

331,050
334,628
320,053
327,701

14.5
14.7
14.0
14.4

18,3S4
54,054
63,528
66,201

5-10, MO
553,043
547,143
556,560

782,670
851,700
828,029
873,309

3-10, S22
321,583
345,013
321,674

15.0
14.3
15.3
14.1

188,255

56,871
59,655
61,813
56,979

52,448
•46,836
2S,9S7
9,522

559,9S1
587,910
556,176
4S0,SS2

12.8
11.0
9.9
9.0

185,492
185,414
176,555

66,828
66,646
74,950
76,960

10,909
10,310
13,336
20,169

42,186

29,550

82,494

29,201

93,730

50,227

26,723

75,639

56,177

29,065

98,499

51,308

170,512

50,721

35,026
40,353
38,853
33,669

1923.
January
February...
March
April

6,976
2,739
3,266
4,654

7,208
4,845
3,785
2,849

26,5S8
15,819
14,196
13,556

26,815
33,857
30,849
13, $40

38,477
38,771
29,281
17,634

73,269
80,633

47,222

34,500

41,209

32,064

41,006

31,145

35,282

38,259

31,G34

May
June
July....
August.,
September..
October
November..
December...

3,953
4,269
6,546
3,922

32,443
58,671
76,453
66,559

2,974
2,05-1
2,733
2,518

11,392
7,976
4,774
4,891

30,527

5,651

15,116

•7,205

53,962

80,750

129,963

149,409

41,745
24,477
153,057
312,338

6,776
3,943
319
18

5,439
3,068
605
21

15,670
34,735
55,063
50,935

52,140
53,076

16,277

33,622

11,896

34,G50

9,570

43,512

9,441

52,083

15,331

50,435

12,336

49,428

1,336

49,890

123

45,530

31,169
30,210
-30,012
34,1228
39,695
43,755
39,969
35,778

00,714
62,621
55,181
57,838

.36-1,372

559,386

39,614

130,325
179,239
133,786
82,927

421,722

840,318

72,528

38,954
47,273
42,848
36,525

4,410
4,151
5,251
9,654

512,322

196,675

66,529
91,039
67,468
38,397

48,960
50,124
52,734
56,052

487,854

15.4
10.5
16.2

27,358

5,843
3,716
5,595
14,981

28,554
21,490
7,830
5,470

14.8

351,611

27,114

3,486
1,584
2,026
3,651

46,443
52,392
48,840
44,752

7.3
13.9
13.3
8.0

341,337

41,184

201
265
859
5,062

455,605

45,010

23,684
29,009
30,389
31,769

0.1
5.9
5.9
7.0

75S,43S
702, S27
750,717
812,265

32,874

September..
October.
November..
December*..

total
in use,
Per
cent.

Number of cars.
1916 monthly a v .
1917 monthly a v .
1918monthly a v .
1919monthly a v .

cent
to

195,145
195,890

179,904
185,388
185,286
193,023

75,697
77,610
70,368
76,405

17S, 261

72,724
74,023
72,298
5S,832

191,677
176,233
161,084

61,631
88,314
82,770
SO, 297

456,036
44S,886

436,143
495,258

480,9S9
497,505
553,261
582,287

370,417
374,0S7

934,816

291,65-4

992,051

'249,960

917,373

226,288

S3S,91S

210,011

£47,303
848,209
916,492
941,792

209,471
215,552
206,312
210,505

978,341
583,368 1,005,102
9S9,712
662,884
590,050 1,039,570

.211,766

8.5
8.7
8.1
8.0
9.4
9.2
8.3
7.7

151,332

579,004

190,411
1S9,O11
175,327

73,461

611,035 1,039,018

59,310

642,S76 1,073,085

150,621

35,697

592,314

976,015

155,626

10,506

604,074

822,095

15S,175

6.6
6.8
G.9

1924.
January
February...
March
April
1
Data from the A merican Railway Association.
, ,.
,
., . . .
.. ,
... ,
. .
* Daily average for the last period (7 or 8 days) of the month, exclusive of Canadian roads. Tho Association reports tho number of freight cars which are idle (surplus)
and also tho number of requests for cars which can not be filled (shortage). The difference between these two figures represents the net freight-car situation for tho country
as a whole. The car shortages can not ordinarily be filled from tho idle cars because of the uneven geographical distribution of tho latter.
* Includes othor classes than groups listed.
* Total includes coke shipments in addition to commodity groups listed.
b
Index number less than 1.
fl
Number of railroad freight cars In need of repairs at end of each month, previously given as of first day of each month. Note that 1913 is the baso year having
a monthly average of 152,396 cars in need of repairs, or G.S per cent of the total in use.




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Table 112.—RAILWAY OPERATIONS.1
[Base year In bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]

1
LOCOMOTIVES
IN HAD ORDER
(1st of m o n t h ) *
Y E A R A?O>
MONTH,

REVENUES.

TOTAL
OPERATING
EXPENSES.

Total
Passen- Freight. Passen- operatger.
ger.
ing.

Freight.

Total.

1922.
January . . .

100
95
101
118
132

1OO
96
95
109
131

1OO
89
117
146
136

a 100

3 1OO

3 81

120
102

96
*92
U44
12S

163

100
72
97
101
77

168

150
171
1S6
167
156

161
169
203
182
184

184
203
267
211
201

96
72
8
86
108

68
48
2
60
SI

133
121
137
105
115

20-1

185
189

3 82

91

93

95
97
98
94

201
227
194
163

144
154

S9
SO

175
154

195
210
183
167

91

157

146

98

128
140

193

163

May
June...... ..
July
August

208
219
203

186

145

155
157

96

100

167
200

94

101

163

95

9S

181

149

96

188

167

186

H

85

169

175

186

176

92

3

1

146
177
164

« 98
112

126
137
138
110
102

j

135

105

102
117

j

• 118

1OO

3 129

i

174

179
'199
185

177
171
177
172

49
80
139
83

53
91
116
78

99
104
120
90

104

86
95
80
52

102

185

176

186

196
200
188
213

106

201

169

196

225

216

236

142

127
116
87

116

130

150
15S
126
128

1OO
129
124
103

100
173
12
6

138

230

157

220

147

205

223

ion

10S

109

206

171

201

223

132
102

111

229

156

215

219

179

212

187
196

217

231
229
228
235

214

229

(36

210

G4

00

104
91
100
101

130
112
127
129

103
103
108
107

5
6
6
3

110
108
107
112

6
3
2
4

112
115

4
5

104

141

152

148

154

133
138

152
167

154

87

144

153

172

SS
IK
4O

151

8
9
5
5

156
157

93
91

15-4

160

126
109

158
137
123
136

150
146

So
SI

224

106
107
108
113

145
139

140
139

184
163

144
131
118
132

156

123
106
96
96

230
222

153
153

250

114
105
08
110

120

154

210
205

225
218

221

108
105
103
69

144

OfYt

94
88

63
67

162

124
144
140
148

4

168

100
116
124
124

143
140

Mil

65

177
174

150
154

225

175

«6
60
01

5
5
5
4

138
119

197

138

214

104
104
107
103

99

72
113
126

158

185

227

118
102
114
119

106

108

65

207

72

96
85
92
96

154

91

'

162
160
167
180

139

92

73

9
10
4
62

132

97

R7
Ui

120'
119
117
85

157
156

94

75

139
120
10S
113

102

56
79
87
100

116
111

93
87

117
103
94
101

!

5
5
7

no

119

141
164

157

lAif

122

64

230
208-

224

144

140

'"

.........

!.

April,.

3

3 102

100

113
134
107
94

111

March

1OO

|

85
99
75
04

111

1024.
January...
February

3

99

146
176
112
83

116

September......
October
November
December

Total
operat- Operating
ing Inrevecome.
nues.

r

86

May
June
July
August

100
100
100

i

'93

1923.
January
February
Jlarcli

EXPRESS
EARNINGS.

Relative to 1919.

100
94
93
102
120

February.. . .
March , . . . . .
April

Septeml>er
October
November
December

Tons Receipts Passen- Passengers
carried per ton- carried
gers
1 mile. mile.
1 mile. carried.

79

C3
100
78
91
100
78

1921.
September
October
November.... *.
December. *.,..

Percent
on valuation.

100
91
101
121
133

57
52

1918 mo. av
1919 mo. av
1920 mo. av
1921 mo. av
1922 mo. av
1923 mo. av

PASTHE
SEXPULLGERMAN
MILE
CO.
OPERATION.

TON-MILE
OPERATION.

Relative to 1913.

Relative to 1919.

1910 mo. av
1917 mo. av

. NET
OPERATING
INCOME.*

"*

*"

1.




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Table 113.—RAILWAY OPERATIONS.1
[Base year hi bold-faced type; Index numbers on opposite page.]
LOCOMOTIVES
IN BAD
ORDER
(1st of
month).

REVENUES,

YEAB AND MONTH.

Total
Freight. Passen- operatger.
ing.
Per ct. to number in use.
1913 monthly a v . .
1914 monthly a v . .
1915 monthly a v . .
1916 monthly a v . .
1917 monthly a v . .

15.5
14.2

1918 monthly a v . .
1919 monthly a v . .
1920monthly a v . .
1921 monthly a v . .
1922 monthly a v . .
1923 monthly a v . .

17.2
27.1
21.1
24.6
27.2
21.2

288,183
296,410
360,304
327,328
334,076

$57,548 $255,139
54,230 241,608
53,798 256,630
58,980
302,104
68,935 337,539
SG, 050
98,334
107,285
96,172
89,686

410,549
432,005
518,785
464,429
468,291

NET TON-MILE
OPERATION.

PASSENGERMILE
OPERATION,

THE
PULLMANCO.

Perct.
on
valuation.

Tons
carried
1 mile.

Receipts
per
tonmile.

Passengers
carried
1 mile.

Passengers
carried.

Per
cent.

Total.

Thousands of dollars.
$170,016
165,943
178,864
214,784
236,177

21.0
26.5
19.2
25.7
26.8
20.5

TOTAL
OPERATING
EXPENSES.

NET
OPERATING
INCOME.'

Thousands
of tons.

Cents.

Thousands.

Number.

3 27,338,291 0.719
3
26,163,146
.723
* 25,232,208
.722
.707
* 31,126,359
.715
34,942,744

$181,732
173,916
171,926
198,031
238,184

$59,900
53,451
70,002
87,265
81,232

3 4.17
s 4.20
6.16
5.26

334,767
368,287
485,861
383,651
371,397

57,759
43,024
4,846
51,329
64,748

3.51
2.46
0.09
3.08
4.18

30,409,975
33,033,629
37,411,868
28,729,900
31,315,580

1921.
September...
October
,
November...
December...

24.6
24.2
24.2
25.1

25.3
25.6
25.9
25.0

354,841
401,952
342,371
288,666

100,600
88,903
82,638
88,723

498,348
536,723
465,933
425,275

377,767
397,959
368,087
351,450

87,600
105,521
66,868
49,657

4.40
5.09
3.85
3.28

30,864,051
30,670,230
29,221,710
25,706,855

1922.
January
February....
March
April

23.4
25.2
26.0
25.5

24.1
25.9
26.4
26.7

277,112
294,630
354,306
288,900

83,736
73,621
80,563
83,487

395,777
401,577
475,247
417,140

337,632
324,572
361,163
336,425

29,632
47,702
83,483
49,974

2.75
4.68
5.96
4.01

27,150,745
28,450,913
32,940,999
2-1,735,011

May....
June
July....
August.

25.8
24.9
22.7
30.0

26.1
25.5
22.5
26.9

319,615
331,932
299,566
326,520

85,531
96,044
100,694
101,560 !

449,443
474,034
443,840
474,087

355,509
364,279
341,0S1
387,370

62,147
76,271
69,391
52,205

4.45
4.88
4.12
2.70

September...
October
November...
December...

31.5
32.3
30.0
29.4

28.2
30.7
29.4
28.9

355,933
406,3S0
389,911
364,106

97,530
90,170
84,829
98,464

500,883
550,280
523,60S
513,576

4OS,913
429,078
405,845
404,898

58,678
85,137
83,223
79,155

1923.
January
February
March
April

26.3
25.5
25.1
23.7

24.2
24.5
24.9
23.2

366,721
326,699
398,536
386,136

91,103
79,152
88,229
87,872

502,160
446,639
535,541
523,167

40S,815
375,825
417,913
404,058

May....
June
July....
August.

23.1
22.0
20.2
19.9

23.2
20.0
17. S
19.0

404,905
3S7,343
379,048
•102,231

89,93S
102,S51
107,519
113,039

547,2S2
541,266
535,814
554,559

September..
October
November..
December..

18.0
16.3
16.4

17.3
16.8
17.8

390,508
441.661
395,599

105,936
93,778
S7,162

545,503
587,867
531,50S

.849
.973
1.052
1.275
1.182

EXPRESS
EARNINGS.

Inrevenues. I come.

Thousands of
dollars.

* 2,82*2,9*22 j * 2,072.018
«2,8*0,582 • »2,lS2,39fl
«3, ($49,161 i » 2,021,039
2,882,163
2,326,425
3,289,738
2,691,212
3,fl!ifl,3$2
3,863,192
3,904,050
3,110,759
2,877,435

I
j|
|
]

2,397,2G0
3,112,128
3,271,282
2,600.416
2,645,699
2,854,120

12,613 ,$2,09-2

Hi, 306 | 3,615
15,610 ; 260
13,000 i 116

f

1.271
1.229
1.273
1.239

3,291,820
2,910,493
2,656,690
2,S44,671

2, S90,13G
2,476,852
2,245,621
2,349,099

15,127
18f»
14,951
202
14,801
SS
10,770 1,305

1.165

1.292

2,69S,SS8
2,396,439
2,592,731
2,701,720

2,444,3s-!
2,111,766
2,356,701
2,461,456

13,131
13,132
13,440
12,9S0

27,939,810
29,001,749
27,115,331
30,472,171

1.272
1.251
1.210
1.168

2,821,701
2,269,479
3,495,000
3,504,000

2,561,599 |, 13,533 I
2,9SG, 541
13,272
2,S90,939
12,991
3,063,092
8,644

SO
103
103
151

2.89
4.05
4.46
5.15

34,334,060
39,2S6,S54
33,077,040
36,222,280

1.121
1.126
1.119
1.109

3,221,000
2,956,538
2,759,938
3,111,789

2,990,265
2,716,144
2,440,127
2,725,171

13,40S
13,543
13,672
14,275

168
197
95
99

60,874
38,859
83,5Q8
83,201

5.56
3.73
5.84
6.50

37,668,368
32,616,323
39,218,000
38,297,855

1.078
1.107
1.127
1.106

2,933,269
2,566,616
2,827,499
2,851,000

2, CSS, 993.
2,313,420 '
2,636,742
2,682,102

12,995 j
12,941
13,623
13,547

105
125
129
66

420,656
417,011
414,520
427,783

89,999
87,624
84,615
98,343

0.33
5.47
4.93
4.94

39,597,532
38,000,994
38,513,263
40,354,648

1.123
1,128
1.096
1.108

2,999,623
3,505,679
3,743,63$
3,S83,297

2,670,101
3,172,0.53
3,157,367
3,456,0S1

1.1,842
1«,«39
13,522
14,123

127

415,983
U5}8&5
406,582

92,238
102,934
86,131

4.46
4.79
4.6S

39,449,128
42,209,395
38,159,219

1.100
1,150

3,551,653
3,080,280

3,208,102
2,830,071
2,550,935
2,816,878

14,092
14,446

74
105

1.153
1.199

95
113
103
82

07
48

82

1924,
January
February....
March
April
See footnotes on opposite page also.
a
Net railway operating income includes net operating revenue (equal to the difference between total operating revenue and total operating expenses) from which there
nave been deducted railway tax accruals, uncollectible railway revenues, equipment and joint facility rents,
3
Fiscal year ending June 30 of year indicated.
* These figures are from Interstate Commerce Commissionreports. t
• Deficit.




170
Table 114.-PASSENGER TRAVEL.
[Base year in bold-faced type.]
VISITORS TO
NATIONAL
PARKS.*

IMMIGRATION AND
EMIGRATION.
Aliens.*
VEAK AND MONTH.

Admitted.'

Departed.'

United States!
citizens.
Passports
DeisArriv- par- sued.*
als.
tures.

IMMIGRATION AND E3HGRATTOX.

Aliens.*
Pei-

Atitomobiles.

Admitted.1

Departed.3 Arrivals.

30,069
24,550
8,954
10,321
11,161

1,954
1,693
1,093
1,927
3,135

212
418
681
587
587

17,654
19,752
51,798
57,804
43,641

16,106
18,019
35,672
34,463
20,192

6,564
1O,S39
17,033
19,272
24,296

27,909
12,247
21,102
23,340
24,209

4,735
8,103
13,374
11,474
11,463
10,521

CS,887
74,966
81,812
113,376

7,230
9,548
10,025
12,218

4,817
13,329
38,249
39,571
12,137
2,474
1,004
292

49
37

70
78
81

49
39
41
41
39
33
26

59
80
74
75
90
76
58
67

66
66
73
111
147
92
61
59

63
107
112
95
120
86
61
68

918
777
564
481
425
3S5
373

31
28
31

49
71
89
81
81
78
91
123
223
141

52
63
70
87
99
117
176
71
62
65
51

373
383
775
1,125
1,251
930
486
391
344
323
322
338

15
17
•11

,
,
,
,

1923.
January
February
March
April
May
June
,
July
,
August
,
September
October
November
December

April

24,600
23,233
10,161
11,20$
8,1S7

27
44
69
78
99

1918 monthly a v e r a g e
1919 monthly average.
1920 monthly a v e r a g e
1921 monthly averagoJ
1922 monthly average.
1023 m o n t h l y a v e r a g e

1024.
January
-February
March

50,994
52,817
32,015
20,067
12,193

32
35
70
68
40

30
26
25

1024.
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

118,936
116,923
36,187
30,562
30,240

1OO
94
41
46
33

19
15
21
2o
31
30
45
46
50
37
56
37

33
45
55
56
49
S3
86
91
87

(

,

49
45
53
60
38
31
35
31
37

23
17
21
27
32
35
41
37
32
41
36

86
68

61
82
106
100
86
79
84
13G
Si
112
118

100
82
30
31
47

41

54
71
65
61
69
100
133
92
54
60

50

439
2S2
539
52S
1,171
958
567
424
361
349
306
320

1OO
409
119
165

1OO
132
139
169

77
143
328

67
184
529
547
16S
34
14
4

82,648
57,803
46,367
48,707
48,814
45,975
44,643
30,897

30,029
40,950
37,791
38,352
45,752
38,956
29,646
34,130

16,234
16,240
17,841
27,313
36,130
22,518
14,910
14,399

18,S68
32,202
33,566
23,549
35,953
25,563
18,414
20,385

17,939
15,177
11,024
9,3S9
8,311
7,517
7,2S0
7,145

53,0U
93,437
225,710
250,001
SS,0G7
32,114
23,191
1S,4SO

5
5

22,633
17,643
24,539
29,166
36,SS0
36,236
53,242
55,033
67,016
71,192
66,130
43,984

15,585
14,423
15,696
24,962
23,147
26,944
30,834
19,499
17,261
17,817
17,279
18,830

12,057
17,573
21, SSI
19,S$9
19, $37
19,212
22,279
31,407
5-1,766
31,678
21,251
16,720

15,519
19,061
20,993
20,197
29,013
35,329
53,009
21,364
18,668
19,516
15,3->4
15,761

7,231
7,465
15,142
21,979
21,448
18,179
9, .503
7,C37
6,723
6,309
G,2SS
6,597

21,300
22,217
23,633
27,771
44,418
127,203
270,318
26S,5G5
106,430
32,400
IS, 831
18,551

35,253
38,760
53,330
65,135
66,854
58,477
98,5S1
101,974
107,652
103,518
105,393

11,502
8,844
10,630
13,763
10,334
17,973
22,254
18,756
16,318
21,147
18,532

15,615
20,217
26,181
2-J,5G3
21,161
19,377
20,037
53,510
20,637
27,553
29,1-12

16,120
21,257
19,5S3
19,209
20,G03
30,067
39,80S
27,744
16,318
IS, 104
14,901

6,990
5,503
10,524
16,170
22,885
18,710
11,074
8,2S0
7,003
6,826
5,978
6,218

21,339
20,923
27,056
46,875
55, SS3
151,020
422,183
384,500
12o,941
42,594
29,2.35
2S,997

3G3
128
47
34
27

31
32
34
40
64
185
393
390
155
47
27
27

31
30
41
6S
81
224

42
150
629
550
231
29
8

5
6
8
20
79

2U

•613

817

558
IS3
62
42
42

626
197
4
16
7

|
]*m
['




AutoPersons. mobiles.

1OO
87
99
99
160

101
63
39
21

1915 monthly a v e r a g e
1916 monthly Qvcrage.j
ID 17 monthly average.

1021.
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

1OO

Passports
Issued.

NUMERICAL DATA.

INDEX LUMBERS.
1013 monthly average 1OO
98
1011 monthly average]

Departures*

Number.

Helative.tol920.

Relative to 1913.

United States
citizens.

VISITORS TO
NATIONAL
PARKS.5

y superintendents of 15 parts.

330
246

m
3,039
10,812
45,450
39,791
16,689
2,130
546.251

551
1,481
5,722
17,641
59, OH
45,242
14,233
305
1,157

171
Table 115.—FACTORY EMPLOYMENTS
[Base year I n boia-faced type.]
TOTAL PAY
ROLL.

EMPLOYEES ON P A Y R O I X .

AV. WEEKLY EARNINGS.

EMPLOYEES
ON PAY ROLL.

New
York. 2

Illinois.

Detroit.

Wisconsin.

Massachusetts.3

New
York. 2

Wisconsin.

New
York.'

minois.

Wiscon~
sin.

Massachusetts. 3

Detroit.

Relative to
1914.

Y E A R AND
MONTH.

Relative t o
1922.&

Relative to
1920.

Relative to
1915.4

Jlelatlve to
1914.

Relative to
1914.

Relative to
1915.*

Relative to
1914.

Relative to
1922.*

Relative to
1915.*

Relative to
1914.

Number.

INDEX NUMBERS.
1913 mo. av.
1914 mo. av.
1915 m o av.
1916 mo. av.
1917 mo. av.
1918 mo. av.
1919 mo. av.,
1920mo. av.,
1921 mo. av..
1922 mo. av..
1923 mo. av.,

100

100.0

103

105

121

•128

126

136

128

140

120

136

124
97
105

100

116

no

100
55
91

135

123

121

94
107

100

93.3
112.5
116.8

107

112

141

160

166

19S

118.5
117.6
114.7
95.4
101.0
106.6

210

258

100

ISO

201

191

211

210

251

270

2S4
342

New York State.?
Thousands.

100.0

103
116
131
188
18S
226
206
201
218

227

AV.
WEEK.
EARN.

Thousands of
dollars.

Dollars.

NUMKHICAL DATA.

100

2S1

TOTAL
PAY
ROLL.

125
14G

209
254
202

100
110

196
218

478

103.2
116.6
134.7

494

167.8
190. S
227.6
196.8
* 196.6
223.8

12.48
12.85
14.43

604

5,043
0,377
8,300
9, K02

C14

32,-ISl

579

1G.37

573

13,490

177,533

594

10,711

97,845
161,269
218,713

464

11,943

500

12,524

553

15,074

23. f>0
23.50
2S.15
25 72
25.04
27.23

115,975

461

11,550

25.07

111,403

472

11,571

24.53

113,136

471

11,465

24.32

60,951

471

11,744

24.91

1931.
September
October
November
December
1922.
January....
February
March
April

97
100
101
100

94.4
94.3
96.2
96.8

May....
Juno
July....
August..

101
103
103
105

99.9

September...
October
November...
December
1923.
January
February
March
April

65

93.5

194

179.6

94.4

195

181.6

197

64

93.9

193

176.5

195

34

94.5

179.2

192.0
192.4
188.0
1S9.7

201

63

99.
99

200

64

95.0

191

69

90.5

195

75

99.5

200

85

101.9

194

96

104.7

200

102

109.5

205

99.1
100. G

103

107.3

201

99

108.6

212

107
110
113
115

102.3

93

110.1

221

103.6
105.3
107.4

99

111.1

227

102

116.4

237

104

120.1

243

114
116
119
118

IOC. 5
108. S
111.1
111.7

114

120.7

120

124.7

125

125.5

128

127.3

May...,
June...,
July...,
August.,

117
116
115
114

111.9
112.3
110.4
109.3

124

128.4

119

September...,
October
November
December
1934.
January
February
March
April

115
116
115
108

10S.3

121

108.3

121

110.2
109.8
110.5
109.3

241

261

126.7

109.1
106.6
1(W.6
104.2

123.1
120.9
120.7
119.9

103.7
105.6
104.0
101. C

130

123.9

125

124.4

107.9

120

107.1

132
135

241
257
257

260
256
249
253
259
239
239

167.9
184.5
186.7
193.1
206.3
219.3
199.9
216.7
220.6
229.2
247.1
251.3

175.0
191.2
187.6
1S9.5

196
194
197
194

198

206
205
209
211

203.0
210.0
210.4
212.3

215.1
216.6
220.7
21S.9
230.9
229.5
226.3
221.8
230.0
225.2
222.9
22S.0

245.0
261.0
263.9
269.9

210

216

102.2
103.9
104.6
108.5

280.1
280.1
267..S
280.1

221

113.4

223

114.7

221

10S.8

217

103.3

226.5
225.6
208.9
221.2

220

112.3
114.2
110.1
114.6

221.2
228.5
228.3
221.7

272.2
276.0
275.2
265,0

207
216

222
218
220

484

11,901

24.57

478

11,546

24.15

4S2

11,857

180,971

200.3
206.3
212.3
209.3

24.13
24.17

170,126

102.8
100.4
100.9
102.9

11,330
11,563

151,000

96.0
92.0

464
478

132,620

197.2
200.4
186.3
199.5

197
200
201

113,099
121,763

490

12,190

21.59
24.91
24.77
25.10

183,494

490

12,130

170,640

501

I2,5S0

105,015

511

13,145

175,147

528

13,514

181,325

540

14,061

184,022

548

14,460

202,959

547

14,341

213,790

554

14,329

221,139

567

15,262

227,344

566

15,276

229,971

560

15,454

222,045

5-55

35,460

220,099

551

15,181
14,810

210,506
214,590

549

15,039
15,400

214, oo5
212,397

548

15,145

235,155

541

15,141

2.f. 71
25.61
20.01
2(1.39
26.21
2,1. «7
26.92
27.00
27. m
27.8.1
27.54
27.12
27.41
27.73
27.61
27.97

239,503

1
Detroit employment from the Employ*
Employment Service; data on New York §•„.
Massachusetts factories from t h e Masmchusi
published b y the Illinois Department of Labor,

\
» Figures repnfscnt^pOTta P r o m ^ S ^ f l n n s V n New York State employing more than one-third of the factory.workers of the State, The 1914 average upon which t h e
index numbers are calculated is a n average of the 7 months, June to December, 1914, inclusive. As originally published by the bew York Department of Labor, the index
numbers are based on June. 1914, and have been recalculated t o the 7-month average.
.
.
•
.
. ,.
. ,
5
Yearly figures through 1922 are based on identical plants as secured by a yearly census. Data for 1923 are connected to the series b y the chain relative method,
representing a t least 40 per cent of the firms included in tho yearly figures. These will later be revised by a complete census and 1924 data will be added by the chain
relative method.
* Relative to first quarter of 1915.
s Relative t o 1922.
«Relative t o last six m o n t h s of 1922.




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Table 116.—FACTORY EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRIAL GROUPS.1
[Index numbers for base year in bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]

YEAK AND MONTH.

Total,
groups
(1,438
factories).

Food
and
kindred
products.

Textiles
and
their
prod*
ucts.

Metal
and
VehiChem- Stone, metal
Iron Lum- Leather]
Tocles
Liqand
ber
clay, prod- bacco
icals
Rail- Misceland
Paper uors
for
laneand
steel
and
ucts manu- land
and
way
its fin- and
and
and
its
ous
repair
ished print- bever- other glass other
factrans- shops. industheir manu' prodprod- prod- than
Ing.
ture. portaages. ucts. ucts*
tries.
prodfacIron
ucts.
tion.
ucts* ture*
and
steel.
Relative to 1921.

1921 monthly a v e r a g e . . . 100.0
1922 monthly a v e r a g e . . . 109.7
1923 monthly a v e r a g e . . . 140.7

100.0
lOt. 2
109.7

100.0
97.2
106.9

100.0
116.5
14G.8

100.0
110.9
123.8

100.0
108.9
116.9

100.0
103.6
111.3

100.0
52.6
60.3

100.0
104.9
118.6

100.0
118.-9
143.0

100.0
121.3
141.0

100.0
102.3
9S.5

100.0
150.8
199.2

100.0
99.4
120.3

100.0

87.5
95.0
93.3
96.7

126.9
117.5
109.8
101.2

103.1
105.2
105,6
100.9

79.4
85.5
87.0
91.2

106.0
103.9
100.9
99.6

120.7
113.8
114.3
114.7

113.0
106.2
104.1
101..7

109.3
107.1
104.1
100.8

104.9
105.2
100.5
98.2

93.9
92.3
100.2
92.9

60.6
72.0
92.3
113.0

103.5
96.6
94.4
87.9

118.9
115.7
110.1
103.8

87.8
99.1
101.9
105.9

117.2
111.7
116.3
112.8

96.2
90.7
99.7
105.3

103.5
97.0
95.4
93.1

110.8

1031.
January
February
March
April

101.4
103.4
101.4

103.5
101.5
OS. 7
95.7

May....
June....
July....
August.

100.9
97.9
95.9
97.9

95.0
95.7
94.4
101.5

99.2
100.3
101.9
103.0

98.7
93.0
85.9
87.9

9S.0
97.5
97.7
95.0

95.1
100.6
106.4
111.1

100.0
99.8
100.0

116.9
122.6
10S.3
99.3

10L6
95.8
94.0
93.1

102.8
105.7
80.4
85.2

93.2
90.1
94.4
99.5

September.
October
Novomber.,
December..

09.1
100.1
100.5
05.8

105.2
105. D
103.8
9S.4

KM. 7
105.5
105.7
107.0

90.2
94.8
S6.9
97.6

95.9
97.9
101.8
102.0

110.0
111.7
110.0
112.0

95.6
95.5
99.5
100.7

67.8
96.8
75.9
56.9

95.5
98.0
99.3
97.7

92.5
104.2
104.6
103.2

100.6
102.8
96.3
103.3

" 105.0
107.6
110.0
103.3

112.5
109.3
112.3
69.8

10S.1
114.7
107.3
100.5

92.5
88.9
88.2
87.8

99.8
100.4
102.9
103.7

100.2
101.2
100.0
GG.0

106.7
99.2
97.0
S9.7

95.5
97.6
102.7
10S.6

101.6
104.3
105.9
106.4

116.2
116.3
110.9
101.8

101.0
100.8
101.2
99.3

57.6
61.1
.57.9
56.9

98.5
99.5
93.2
100.0

102.1
107.0
108.9
117.4

106.2
109.5
114.9
117.3

100.6
100.7
102.1
101.6

110.7
117.8
127.7
141.0

96.5
100.6
102.1
100.5

S9.3
89.8
93.5
92.4

May...,
Juno...,
July....
August.

107.0
110.5
110.9
111.5

104.3
106.9
105.6

90.7
91.8
93.6
93.5

113.5
118.0
119.3
120.4

109.7
112.4
114.1
111.5

97.8
97.9
104.0
103.5

100.1
101.0
101.7
103.9

56.4
57.5
56.5
54.2

100.2
101.6
102.4
108.1

122.7
121.6
113.7
122.9

119.1
122.1
127.7
124.9

93.7
101.5
101.3
102.2

156.8
166.9
170.2
167.8

105.T
107.7
76.5
77.8

92.8
&4.5
94.5
96.0

September.
October
November..
December..

113.3
116.7
119.4
120.4

10S.1
109.2
111.4
107.9

9S.2
99.8
102.4
103.6

123.7
129.2
132.9
136.4

112.4
115.6
119.0
117.9

109.6
111.4
117.6
115.1

104.3
106.2
109.6
110.9

47.1
46.7
46.0
40.5

108.4
112.3
114.2
115.9

1923.
January
February
March
April

122.2
133.1
127.4
127.9

124.1
127.3
131.6
131.2

103.3
104 1
103.4
102.7

157.3
162.7
16G.3
164.5

96.4
107.4
109.0
114.1

97.6
99.3
100.9
102.0

124.3
12S.2
130.6
130.8

107.4
107.5
108.1
106.0

104.0
110.4
112.0
111.6 I

140.7
143.1
147.5
146.9

119.1
121.1
124.3
128.6

121.9
122.0
122.1
117.9

113.3
112.2
109.5
111.1

40.4
41.2
42.5
45.1

May....
June....
July....
August.

115.4
118.3
119.2
120.4

119.6
131.9
138.4
142.5

135.8
139.7
142.5
142.0

186.2
197.1
201.7
203.2

118.4
US. 9
120.1
119.8

103.0
108.1
110.1
109.5

131.3

101.4
100.4
97.4
97.3

130.9
L30.9
130.3

105.6
108.6
111.0
111.0

111.1
109.8
108.2
104.0

149.5
149.3
149.9
151.1

125.1
124.7
125.3
125.0

113.8
119.4
114.4
116.5

112.1
107.2
111.9
111,9

46.0
48.2
83.0
82.3

September.
October....
November.,
December..,

120.9
120.5
121.5
118.8

130.2
129.9
129.3
127.4

144.8
142.5
142.7
154.9

141.7
140.8
140.7
138.5

118.9
119.9
122.8
123.6

105.4
101.6
102.7
102.5

209.3
204.1
200.1
198.9

110.1
IIU
111.5
111.4

110.5
115.8
113.9
110.4

94.8
95.5
95.4
95.3

149.0
149.0
144.8
140.6

123.0
123.2
123.9
122.1

115.6
115.7
113.0
10S.1

110.3
110.6
112.7
112.1

SO. 6
69.5
69.4
75.8

117.5
119.1
118.0
114.4

155-0
147.2
15-1.4
142.1

141.0
140.6
142.0
145.4

9S.1
99.6
102.7
104,6

197.5
196.9
19G.5
194.8

123.6
120.7
119.0
118.3

112.9
113.3
114.5
113.9

iota

1922.
January
February
March
April

,
,

1924.
January
February




j

173

Table 117.—FACTORY EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRIAL

GROUPS.1

[Base year in bohl-faced type; Index numbers on opposite page.]

YEAR AND MONTH.

Total,
14
groups
(1,438
factories).

Food
and
kindred
prod*
ucts*

Textiles
and
their
products.

Iron
and
steel
and
their
products.

Lumber
and
Its
manufacture.

Metal
and
LeathVehiStone, metal Toer and Paper
cles
clay, prod- bacco
Its
for
and
and
and
ucts man- land
fin- print- and other glass
ished ing. bever- prod- prod- other ufac- transthan ture. portaprodages. ucts. ucts. Iron
ucts.
tion.
and
steel.

Rail- miscelway laneous
repair Industries.

Number of employees on pay roll.
1921 monthly average.
1922monthly average.
1923 monthly average.

[

!

!

!

i

1

1,559,316 131,251 255,580 349,718 23,286 49,02549,899 1,44;
75,022 13,810J7S,928 30,110:154,703,($1,027 287,480
1,710,665
136,760 248,361 407,264 25,827 54,045 51,686
761 78,722 10,421 I 92,124 30,797 ! 233,447 GO, 6S4 273,755
2,019,415 143,952 273,331 513,263 28,823 57,917 55,518
873 8S,991 19,746 '107,027 20, cm ! 30S,33S 73,440 318, .ry\i

1921,
January...
February.
March
April

1,628,134
1,612,611
1,587,786
1,580,749

135,940
133,285
129,688
125,725

223,705
242, S54
238,542
247,137

443,754
410,773
383,794
353,739

24,018 39,385
24,507 42,441
24,599 43,185
23,490 45,236

52,865
51,838
50,371
49,693

1,747 84,803
1,646 79,676
1,654 78,116
l,6C0 76,291

15,102 79,G64 28,279
14,787 79,887 27,797
14,378 76,2S2 30,176
13,921 74,574 27,9S0

May...,
Tune....
July....
August.,

1,573,538
1,527,124
1,510,210
1,526,479

124,810
125,711
123,871
133,321

253,743
256,319
260,460
263,257

344,958
325,257'
300,441
307,167

22,814 47,178
22,679 49,930
22,736 52,781
22,097 55,117

49,916
49,802
49,878
40,177

1,691
1,758
1,551
1,421

76,186
71,858
70,503
69,859

14,197
14,596
11,110
11,770

74,571 26,438 181,474 58,100 297,402
72,963 29,S25 172,882 54,710 278,828
71,663 30,666 180,143 60,225 274,177
75,540 31,904 174,62S 63,648 267,573

September.
October
November.
December..

1,544,529
1,560,155
1,567,374
1,493,107

138,086
139,082
136,275
129,215

267,661
209,567
270,147
273,508

315,309
331,533
338,817
341,077

22,309 54,593
22,765 55,440
23,680 54,599
23,733 55,603

47,686
47,655
49,637
50,271

965
1,385
1,082
SOS

71,673
73,520
74,508
73,267

12,782
14,389
14,446
14,245

76,394
78,050
73,130
78,417

1,556,507
1,565,401
1,604,959
1,616,834

131,534
132,852
131,316
120,112

272,619
253,467
247,956
229,153

333,947
341,203
359,133
379,695

23,659 57,692 50,403
24,281 57,714 50,318
24,663 55,016 50,493
24,790 50,506 49,546

818 73,865
S68 74,621
822 | 73,690
80S | 75,018

14,096 80,671 30,301 171,295
14,777 83,142 30,307 182,444
15,041 87,226 30,748 197,689
16,207 89,073 30,593 218,245

May....
June
July....
August..

1.668,988
1,722,392
1,729,826
1,737.931

129,852
136,995
140,447
138,691

231,753 396,654
234,716 412,704
239,342 417,180
239,000 420,904

25,537 48,527
26,176 48,570
26,575 51,590
25,964 53,834

49,938
50,377
52,235
51, SCO

800
816
802
784

75,170
76,199
76,794
SI, 109

16,942
16,800
15,697
16,972

September.
October
November.
December..

1,766,599
1,819,466
1,S62,433
1,876,645

141,98*
143,354
146,315
141,738

250,858
255,081
261,620
264,752

432,480 26,170 54,377
451,S2S 26,922 55,276
464,563 27,720 58,345
476,873 27,464 57,096

52,054
52,966
54,703
55,338

682
676
665
5S6

81,304 16,874 91,203
84,250 18,383 96,652
85,679 17,600 99,946
S6,969 17,657 99,608

32,616 213,400
31,361 251,787
31,146 257,502
30,933 254,652

58,802
63,502

January...
February.
March
April

1,938,447
1,993,923
2,036,643
2,039,622

140,957
141,216
142,017
139,227

266,297
282,121
2S6,0S4
285,0S2

491,812
500,214
515,744
513,637

60,495
60,567
60,593
58,499

56,555
56,013
54,659
55,417

5S4
596
615
653

86,554 16,522
88,736 18,211
89,464 19,114
90,356 10,677

103,092
106,095
.08,190
07,786

30,525 288,300
30,216 303.492
29,342 I 312,154
29,294 322,274

72,2S4 29G,729
72,555 310,091
73,263 316,459
73,119 314,655

May
June....
July....
August.

2,047,150
2,041,827
2,041,250
2,031,884

138,648 284,029 522,869
142,569 2S0,641 521,991
145,651 276,573 524,321
145,731 265,882 628,321

September.
October
November.
December..

2,029, CIS
2,025,847
2,015,642
1,956,132

145,079 2*39,326 521,075 28,646 57,384
151,953 259,582 521,244 28,678 57,403
149,510 262,437 506,351 28,858 56,054
144, S65 261,914 491,572 28,422 53,006

93,852
111,530
142, S7S
174,864

63,118
5S,911
57,584
53,616

174,131 65,347
169,24S 60,39S
173,779 65,477
108,091 61,285

31,633
32,395
33,122
31,104

341,902
332,072
316,539
312,817

265,900
255,728
253,075
252,423

1922.
January...
February.
March
April

.'

58,898 256,709
61,350 25S,057
62,283 26S,S03
r>l,28S 2*S5,790

90,443 29,709 242,691 64,131 260, Sil
92,724 30,558 253,443 65,737 271,577
96,934 30,511 263,39S 46,655 271,000
94,861 30,779 259,722 47,440 276,005

cc,5<n
69,619

280,700
2S5,42S
290,126
293, '300

1923.

1924.
January...
February.
March.
April.
. » D a t a from U. S. Department of Labor, Employment
cation in t h e census of manufactures.




27,740
28,200
28,943
29,946

666 90,213
29,129 56,458 55,945
69S 90,422
29,029 59,263 53,4S3
29,168 56,793 | 55,855 1,201 i 91,137
29,114 57,826 | 55,839 1,191 j 89,143
55,040
55,210
56,253
55,947

1,167
1,005
1,004
1,097

88,129
89,386
SS,49S

19,993 07,648
19,674 106,924
19,700 106,835
21,394 105,241

28,533 323,96.5 72,556 316,495
28,749 315,918 73,181 319,485
28,712 309,728 74,933 320,638
23,689 307,OSS 75,444 320,111

21,403
20,323
21,322
19,620

29,543 305,714
29,996 304,864
30,928 ! 304,220
31,505 I 301,164

107,014
-106,741
108,303
jllO, 126

75,436 324, (132
73,653 325,S09
72,634 3L'9,26S
72,217 327,509

j

i

Service, as compiled from reports of 1,428 identical factories each month; industries are grouped according to classifi-

174
Table 118.—WAGES AND RAILWAY EMPLOYMENT.
[Index numbers for base year in bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]
RAILWAY
EMPLOYMENT.*

WAGES OF COMMON LABOR BY GEOGRAPHIC DIVISIONS.*
East
West
West
East
United
Middle South
New
North
South
North
States England, Atlantic. Atlantic. South
Central. Central. Central.
average.
Central.

YEAR AND MONTH.

Mountain.

Pacific.

Relative to 1915.

Employ- Average
ees on
hourly
pay roll.7 wage.
Relative to 1916.

1915 monthly
1916monthly
1917 monthly
191S monthly
1919 monthly

average.
average.
average..
average..
average..

100

1OO

1OO

100

100

100

100

1OO

1OO

115

125

120

114

108

106

114

112

112

10S

140

155

150

150

142

131

13S

136

13S

13S

1.
01

ISO

195

190

193

192

175

186

ISO

109

173

112

163

205

205

205

229

233

225

205

212

1S1

200

110

202

1920 monthly
1921 monthly
1922 monthly
1923 monthly

average.
average.
average.
average.

245

245

250

264

267

250

252

21S

212

231

122

242

ISO

190

175

186

20S

175

167

ISO

177

192

1IU

241

160

195

ISO

150

167

150

14S

124

142

mo

224

ln-2

225

ltU

22f»

1OO
1OO

1OO

us

1921.
July
August
September.
October
November.
December..

229

I or,

22$
22S

1922.
January...
February.
March
April

140
140

1.
41

165-

150

May....
June
July....
August..

ISO

150

155

175

165

160

190

165

165

190

ISO

170

September.
October....
November.,
December..

210

185

170

205

195

170

205

200

170

215

205

170

220

215

164
107
121
136

175
150
158
175

150
150
164
179
157
150
150
150

150

95

12S

123

91

230

150

124

lift

13S

91

235

144

143

10S

131

1M

0i

22.S

138

138

124

131

177

90

225

158
175
175
183

138

152

120

13.1

1S1

163

143

120

142

150

157

12S

140

156

162

12$

150

167
158
167
167

156

162

130

150

107

130

January..
February.
March
April

165

200

240

200

165

210

210

ISO

260

210

185

May...
June...
July....
August.,

235

165

265

230

195

265

235

185

260

240

200

270

245

September.. ^

200

260

240

October

200

270

235

November
December

129
150
136
164

158
15S
175
175

179
200
193
193

183
217
183
183

207
207

200
192

IS*

SO

216

102

97

214

134

10O

lot

220

157

200

110

21S

167

12S

154

107

120

151

111

222

181

100

2-25

150

143

116

140

150

162

116

ue>

1S1

10S

22S

13S

167

120

150

177

110

2-21

163

152

132

102

193

112

222

150

190

141

200

144

1.1S

157

195

144

150

205

US

2-23

154

150

JM

220

201

117

220

177

20S

110

222

109

215

120

2*20
225

163

205

152

Id

21.')

163

II*

200

156

163

227

llN

221

114

225

1924.

J

February
March
"""!!!




225
22.1

144

I

January

00
102

144

1923.

April

22.1

1.
01

i;;;;;
See footnotes on opposite page.

j

175

Table 119.—WAGES AND RAILWAY EMPLOYMENT.
{Base year In bold-laced type; index numbers on opposite page.]
RAILWAY
EMPLOYMENT.*

WAGES OF COMMON LABOR BY GEOGRAPHIC DIVISIONS.»

United
States
average.

East
West
East
Middle S o u t h
South
South
North
Atlantic Atlantic 1 Central. Central. Central

West
North
Central

New
England.

go

Thousands.

23
* 2S
36
41

1Q1Smonthly average . . . . . . . . .
1919 monthly average.....
1920 monthly
1921 monthly
1922 month!v
1923 monthly

average *
average.....
average
average

......

Average
hourly
wage.
Dollars.

1,647
1,733
1,842
1,913

.276
.313
.463
.557

2,013
1,661
1,645

.667
.065
.618

.631
.621
.625
.622
.630
.630

M o u n - Pacific.
tain.

Cents per hour.
1915 monthly average
1916 monthly average

Employees o n
pay roll.

1,635
1,680
1,718

YEAR AKD MONTH.

20
25
31
39
41

20
24
30
3S
41

14
16
21
27
32

12
13
17
23
2S

16
17
21
2S
36

21
24
29
39
43

25
28
34
45
53

26
29
36
44
47

26
28
36
45
52

49
36
32

49
38
39

50
35
36

37
26
21

32
25
20

40
28
24

53
35
31

62
45
31

55
46
37

W
50
48

!
i

1921.

July

...

I

1,754
1,732

j

1,637

1922.
Jamiarv
February
March..;
April

28
28 . . .
29
30

May
June
July
August

30
32
33

21
18
19
21

24
24
23
22

20
26
30
29

32
29
27
31

32
36
34
34

46
47
47
46

33
36

31

23
15
17
19

•34 '

35
38
38
42

33
33
36
37

21
21
23
25

19
21
21
22

22
26
24
25

32
30
33
34

30
30
32
32

35
37
38
39

47
4S
49
50

34
34
34
34

41
41
43
44

39
40
41
43

22
21
21
21

20
19
20
20

25
24
23
23

34
35
35
35

34
34
32
30

40
41
40
40

51
52
49
47

1923.
Jamiarv
February......
March
April

33
33
33
36

47
48
42
52

40
40
42
42

IS
21
19
23

19
• 19
21
21

24
24
22
26

30
34
35
32

29
29
30
33

3S
38
39
42

48
47
46
51

May
June
July
August

37
39
39
40

53
53
52
54

46
47
4S
49

25
28
27
27

22
26
22
22

24
24
25
24

40
42
41
43

36
36
36
37

40
41
46
44

40
40

52
54

48
47

29
29

24
23

26
26

43
42

33
39

43
43

September
October
November
December

„ . .
. . .
..
,....

September
October
...
November
• December

..

..

•

1,545

.635
.649

1,570

• G2S

1,552

!

1,578

.629

1,628

.620

1,685

.621

1,468

.595

1,594

.590

1,709

.606

1,501

.603

1,820

.614

1,789

.C20

1,780

.615

1,784

.629

1,816

.609

1,844

.611

51
53
54
56

1,896

.606

1,934

.607

1,955

.612

1,974

.607

56
59

1,946

.022

1,936

.611

1,876

.622

1924
February
April
1
Compiled by the Bvreau ofPuhJk Roads, Department of Acrkulivre. The current data beginning January, 1922, arc compiled chr
Back data have included reports on farm labor or other forms of common labor closelv correlated as reported to tne ^ ^ u ™ ' " , . ^ - ; ^ The computation of average wagei
* Compiled from reports of Class I carriers ar 15 switching and terminal companies to the Interstate Commerce Lommnswn.
and
excludes the officials included in total on pay roll.




176

Table 120.—EMPLOYMENT AGENCY OPERATIONS.1
[Index numbers for base year hi bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite pagc.J
JOBS REGISTERED.

WORKERS REGISTERED.

VEAB AND MONTH.

WORKERS PLACED.

East- Cen- 'South-! WestEast- Cen- South-! WestEast- Cen- South-] Western
ern ) Total.
ern
tral
tral
ern
tral ! ern
ern
ern
Total.
ern
Total.
States.! States. 1 States. States.
States.) States. States. States.
States.] States.] States.! States,
•

e

r

n

i

Applicants
per
job.

I

Relative to 6 months' average, July-December, 1921.
6 months' averago, 1921.. 100
1922 monthly average...
110
1023 monthly average...:
94

100
115
105

1OO
107
90

100
114
108

100
115
85

•IOC

1921.
July
,
August
,
September
,

97
102
101

109

»94

100
105

«96

109
97
91

104

101

100
171
169

100
149
160

100
157
138

<94

95

95

101

93

101

122

112

*97
•106
<105

•84

101

101
97
115

*94

99

110

97

100
143
143

101

128

114

145

131

108

84

83

93

76

76

85

«10i

October....
November.
December..

100
159
155

104

120

15
0

85

92

124

85

122

81

79

79

98
84

119
94
78

70
85
125
139

81
85
120
149

165
166
159
153

215
245
193
218

187
188
147
131

206
230
182
134

153
146
146
161

144
156
164
197

208
156
116
137

259
201
161
184

139
167
105
82

152
206
120

7
9

100
153
149

100
140
. 134

100

100

100

157
15G

154
1G0

162
148

100
73
GO

98
95
109

a 97
•103
< 105

5 87
99
117

104

101

137

90

106
103
90

116
93

SI

109
OS
91

95
103
134
124

85
79
127
135

05
106
133
144

157
160
145
146

195
218
174
191

159
253
168
145

166
173
142
133

1S2
19S
170
127

167
187
15S
127

243

54

235

56

155

64

150
138
132
139

137
139
148
164

150
147
143
142

103

74

121

61

176
144
114
133

227
183
loo
181

183
216
155
179

144
101
121
82

100
1S7
142
109

102

91

91

93

105

85

119

1922.
January
February
March
April

,
,
,

86
102
115
105

May
Juno...,
July
August..

130
128
118
115

SeptemberOctober
November..
December..

112
120
104
85

1923.
January...
February.
March
April

101
87
&i
88

May
June
July
August..

116
OS
92
106

September.
October
November..
December...
103-1.
anuary
February
Jarch..
April

55

92

76

108

98

102

85

119

93

112

117

99

102

119

109

106'

113

93

138

187

114

136

111

186

119

128

180

115

216

123

110

114

153

182

115

112

107

137

192

123

102

117

143

205

129

112

125

136

212

108

103

117

93

84

93

161
123

113

100

123

74

136

104

84

115

59

144

93

81

96

73

153

95

88

95

73

172

128
109
95
107

116
94
So
101

122

91

228

137

82

180

100

120

145

116

123

176

S6

97

78

97

99

153

118

134

114

113

118

1S9

81

93

78

94

60

70

110

94

65

89

47

78

85

116

100

115

87

114

111

129

142

115

123

146

164

177

279

192

202

153

195

169

133

201

180

173

236

190

191

212

199

146

140

121

159
122

146

97

134

144

114

135

149

138

143

157

137

152

220

191

203

227

151

171

154

143

144

195

196

176

177

161

145

189

173

1S5

137

83

114

121
163
110

102

6*

83

89

131
81

I




See footnotes on opposite page.

97

113

76

lf>7

70
60
65

202
187
206

99

146

55

145

51

203

50

163

54

150

64

213

172

56

19S
94
70

r

[' '

110

129

1.
!

73
63

177
Table 121.—EMPLOYMENT AGENCY OPERATIONS.
[Base year In bold-faced type; Index numbers on opposite page.}
WORKERS REGISTERED.
YEAR AND MONTH.

JOBS REGISTERED.

WORKERS PLACED.

Applicants
East- Cen- South- WestEast- Cen- South- WestEast- Cen- South- West- per
ern
tral
ern
ern
Total.
Total.
ern
tral
ern
ern
ern
tral
Job.
ern
ern
Total.
States. States. States. States.
States. States, States. States.
States. States, States. States.
Number.

6 months' average, 1921.. 202,132
1922 monthly average... 222,187
1923 monthly a v e r a g e . . . 189,869

39,299 124,700 14,06G 24,068 116,866
45,314 133,241 15,972 27,660 186,283
41,428 112,720 15,202 20,469 181,426

29,967 53,068
42,799 91,000
42,838 89.549

1931.
July
August
September
,

196,306
206,368
204,940

42,913 * 116,713 614,028 «22,652
39,149 »130,234 13,062 23,923
41,215 4119,919 14,559 29,247

111,353
118,415
131,359

30,353 851,694 >8,080 «21,226
28,935 3 56,213 8,646 24,621
34,446 * 55,874 8,680 32,359

October
Novomber.
December..

220,052
195,322
169,806

40,942
38,137
33,437

136,597
124,780
119,958

13,240 29,273
12,022 20,383
17,483 18,928

139,953
107,802
92,315

31,412
29,407
25,247

63,120
50,138
41,371

12,446
7,237
6,505

1932.
January
,
February
,
March
April

172,838
206,405
231,981
213,167

21,515
38,465
47,040
42,829

114,492
127,344
146,298
132,202

10,744
11,971
13,988
15,869

26,087
28,625
24,655
22,267

100,599
103,163
139,055
161,768

21,022
25,379
37,445
41,673

43,004
45,139
63,776
78,938

7,301
8,630
9,840
12,247

May
June....
July
August-.

262,025
259,451
238,186
233 140

73,396
46,706
48,256
45,257

142,727
159,799
137,062
139,874

19,131 26,771
25,281 27,665
16,081 36,787
15,053 32,954

217,382
252,106
212,581
224,235

49,365
49,813
47,536
45,757

September.
October....
November.,
December..,

225,896
241,155
209,490
172,509

48,399 126,649
50,516 140,233
42,587 128,033
38,806 104,177

16,406
17,597
16,517
13,023

34,442
32,810
22,353
16,503

239.. 751 50,014 109,190
248,164 56,319 121,864
188,323 44,040 96,515
143,265 39,222 70,993

1933.
January
February
March
April

203,928
175,807
169,217
178,158

44,410 124,328 17,343
40,722 104,718 16,200
36,441 101,577 13,530
37,494 109,619 13,410

17,847
14,167
17,669
17,635

159,002
167,866
178,384
200,692

45,745
43,707
43,611
48,238

May
June....
July
August..

233,607
198,524
186,649
214,215

50,124
42,767
37,261
41,987

144,406
116,697
106,553
126,289

17,101
19,204
14,023
16,312

21,976
19,856
28,812
29,627

266,999
210,817
169,677
205,137

62,473 137,544
46,610 103,571
34,766 85,577
41,070 97,773

September.
October
November..
December..

173,255
239,097
163,328
142,046

38,193
52,574
38,341
36,821

97,456 13,688 23,918
142,18S 15,916 28,419
97,395 13,198 14,394
81,416 12,502 11,307

178,347
220,504
128,129
91,660

41,629 80,862
50,001 09,239
31,614 63,871
24,591 42,155

8,599 25,282
12,817 39,C75
14,302 34,738

94,478 23,9il 43,072 6.8.15 20,630
144,936 33,479 67,500 10,404 33,402
140,819 32,0S0 67,223 10,936 30,575

1.73

89,600
95,427
107,354

23,464 •41,745 •5,924 • 18,467
22,707 1 44,531
6,760 21,429
20,029 •45,091
7,969 28,265

1.70
1.74
1.56

32,975
21,020
19,192

101,662
92,696
80,128

25,341
24,563
21,537

49,986
42,250
34,828

7,460
6,667
6,230

18,875
19,211
17,533

1.57
1.81
2.00

29,272
29,015
27,994
28,910

92,924
82,513
122,227
120,763

22,821
24,616
31,979
29,6S4

36,608
34,025
54,640
58,006

6,524 26,971
7,257 16,614
9,084 26,524
9,854 23,219

1.72
1.91
1.67
1.32

114,100 12,552 41,365
129,878 23,984 48,431
102,672 13,179 49,187
115,930 11,872 50,774

166,757
191,301
159,884
169,711

37,544
3S,323
34,804
35,033

83,813 10,879 34,521
&i,080 17,298 41,600
74,950 11,453 38,G72
82,323 9,941 42,412

L21
1.03
1.13
1.04

59,673
53,574
35,231
22,672

179,644
187,049
149,962
115,595

39,749
41,433
31,033
31,729

78,250 11,435 50,200
85,348 12,762 48,406
73,238 10,773 31,918
54,719 8,066 20,481

.94
.97
1.11
1.20

76,253 12,520 24,484
82,985 12,403 28,766
87,281 12,792 34,700
104,474 13,514 34,466

126,777
127,965
135,226
143,582

35,836
32,9S3
31,608
33,164

58,947 10,648 21,346
59,965 10,059 24,958
63,825 9,757 30,036
70,845 9,673 29,900

1.28
1.05
.95
.89

18,897 48,085
19,487 3S,149
13,263 36,071
16,788 49,506

1&4,O6O
161,555
135, SS4
165,910

42,150
34,392
27,323
31,850

97,580
78,838
66,867
77,892

12,4S3
14,791
10,006
12,201

41,847
33,534
31,028
43,907

.87
.&4
1.10
1.01

15,228 40,628
16,227 45,037
11,743 20,901
8,756 16,058

137,318
175,10S
107,610
78,836

28,906
39,108
26,279
21,364

61,906
82,300
02,303
35,472

10,949
12,799
9,727
7,475

35,557
40,901
19,301
14,525

.97
1.0S
1.27
1.09

14,872
16,406
12,537
10,378

1.27
1.01

1934.
January
February
March
April

California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington; Montana Is included beginning with March, its figures being so small as not to affect the total.
» One week in July estimated for South Dakota.
"
& First two weeks in July estimated for Arkansas.
• One week t n August estimated for Iowa and Michigan.
! F irst two weeks in July estimated for "Washington,
Month of September for South Dakota and one week for Iowa estimated.




79G920—24

12

178
Table 122.—PUBLIC UTILITIES.1
[Index numbers lor base year In bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]
TELEPHONE
COMPANIES*

YEAK AND MONTH.

GAS AND
ELECTRIC
COMPANIES.

* TELEGRAPH
COMPANIES*

TeleCom- graph
Net
Total
and
operat- operat-ll mercial cable Operate Gross
tele- operat-j ing In-" earning
Ing
ings.
come*
reveInIng
nues* come*
revenue.

BE?

Relative to 1913.
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
191S
1910
1920
1921
1922
1923

monthly average.
monthly average
monthly average.
monthly averagemonthly average.
monthly average
monthly average.
monthly average.
monthly average
monthly average.
monthly avcrago.

1931.
September.
October....
November..
December.,.

100
104
111
125
142

100
100
112
129
127
125
138
146
204
239

CENTRAL ELECTRIC POWER STATIONS.

Fuel consumed".
Net
earnings.

Gross
revenue,
sales. 3

100

Total.

By
water
power.

By
fuels.

100
113
108
125
149

100

104

103

108

107

109

116

121
105

Gas.

Relative to 1919.

1OO

76

Oil.

Relative to 1913.

Relative to 1919.

78

Coal.

Energy produced.

124

136

135

121

173

121

213

231
27G
306

83

84

78

149

100
120
106
111

1OO

100
$8
77
104

173

135

231

100

141

2S3

106

100
119

1OO

20S

115

100
112

215

167

312

90

109

111

10G

225

1S7

353

97

119

127

123

111

154
1SS

132

147

Hi

1OO
111
102
118
134

128
128
124
129

133
128
124
110

114
110
112
118

91
93
100
109

128
120
120
123

116
103
105

275
289
2S7

219
220
220
172

110
110
99
104

107
108
98
104

112
86
SO
111

203
216
224
240

150
171
194
210

309
326
348
365

January...
February.
March
April......

291
2S2
3G0
303

220
21S
244
250

08
91
107
102

83
102
97

64
54
100
78

241
223
230
223

220
203
201
196

3S2
349
348
322

101
89
93
84

120
108
103

92
90
90
104

117
107
118
111

106
100
121
122

124
111
U6
104

May...,
June...,
July....
August..

303
307
304
309

243
24G
217
231

113
115
108
120

10S
109
103
113

123
12S
S3
119

222
215
210
214

181
165
147
132

315
314
313
331

84
85
S8
96

93
100
110
142

124
131
14G
171

118
118
119
126

135
130
128
123

107
111
114
127

September.
October
November..
December..

312
319
317
324

245
273
236
249

122
126
114
116

114
117
IDS
107

12S
123
100
13S

219
237
247
257

161
171
215
220

354
377
405
425

99
112
115
123

148
142
135
142

175
159
134
108

125
134
136
142

116
111
112
116

130
147
150
158

January..
February.
March
April.....*

320
315
33S
335

266
362
299
275

118
108
126
116

110
100
116
107

120
86
108
92

270
253
259
256

256
241
256
245

451
422
420
412

123
111
115
101

136
127
125
100

118
102
127
129

147
133
14G
138

133
121
141
147

155
141
148
133

May....
Juno...,
July....
August.,

341
335
327
334

271
252
224
231

121
120
•113
123

212

112
10ft
113

93
100
70
100

250
242
234
230

222
207
176
169

395
39$
382
3Stf

101
101
104

154
160
17S
189

143
139
140
144

158
144
136
129

135
136
142
153

September.
October
November.,
December..

no

110
112
127
147

334
350
315

113
120
109

102
118
92

220

186

269
268

121
128
116

411
441
4S9

108
122
118
116

144
150
150
153

179
162
124
141

140
153
149
133

120
121
123
139

151
172
165
161

1922.

1923.

January
February
March
April




179
Table 123.—PUBLIC UTILITIES.1
[Base year In bold-faced type; Index numbers on opposite page.]
TELEPHONE
COMPANIES.

YEAR AND MONTH.

TELEGRAPH
COMPANIES.

Net
Total operoperat- ating
ing rev- inenues*

TelcCom- grapli
and
merOpercable ating
cial
tele- operat- ining
graph
revetolls.
nue.

GAS AND
ELECTRIC
COMPANIES.

CENTRAL ELECTRIC POWER STATIONS.
Fuel Consumed.

Gross
earnings.

Net
earnings.

Gross
revenue
sales.2

1913 monthly
1914 monthly
1915 monthly
1916 monthly
1917 monthly

av....
av....
av
av....
av

$13,132 $3,710
13,722 3,709
14,527 4,139
16,452 4,785
18,700 4,700

$5,898

57,674

SI, 711

$29,290
30,601
31,485
35,3S4
39,409

$10,112
10,434
11,041
12,565
12,226

4,649
5,104
5,415
7,573

6,287
7,596
9,113
8,043
8,435

8,477
10,095
11,698
10,371
10,608

1,282
1,636
1,438
1,265
1,697

43,697
50,6S3
61,056
62,938
G8,842

12,195
13,60S
34,306
16,85?
18,885

55,442
60,083
73,575
81,066
91,825

36,067
37,G05
37,657
37,871

8,132
8,168
8,172
6,398

8,333
8,371
7,526
7,884

10,812
10,913
9,857
10,486

1,835
1,409
1,311
1,815

59,409
63,409
65,687
70,422

15,212
17,269
19,575
21,233

38,183
36,998
39,393
40,058

8,149
8,073
9,070
9,272

7,451
6,950
8,117
7,766

9,586
S,932
10,302
9,808

1,042
8S3
1,643
1,27;

70,504
65,306
67,339
65,226

May....
June....
July
August:.

40,059
40,252
39,SS9
40,572

9,013
9,137
8,055
8,585

8,620
8,744
8,198
9,079

10,882
10,967
10,363
11,381

2,008
2,101
1,364
1,944

September-..,
October
,
November
December....,

40,930
41,936
41,691

9,092
10,125
8,767
9,246

9,261
9,564
8,678
8,796

11,521
11,820
10,885
10,850

1933.
January
February
March
,
April

42,841
9,879
41,317 13,447
44,324 11,102
43,952 10,212

8,166
9,565
8,788

May....,
June
July
August..

44,766
43,952
42,999
43,878

September
October
November
December

3021.
September
October
November
December
1933.
January
February
March
April

Gas.

Barrels.

M cubic
feel.

Total.

! By water By fuels.
i power.

Thousands of kilowatt hours.

$26,017
28,067
30,100
35,458
44,925

20,225
24,635
30,320
36,265
40,204

1918 monthly av..
1919 monthly av. .
1920monthly av..
1921 m o n t h l y a v . .
1922 m o n t h l y a v . .
1923 m o n t h l y a v . .

Oil.

Short
tons.

Thousands of dollars.

Coal.

Energy Produced.

2,925,000
3,093,655
2,631,107
2,849,397
3,238,442

920,833 1,783,833
1,093,559 2,058,509
1,001,245 1,977,710
1,099,444 2,264,511
1,218,141 2,621,393

3,243,403
3,629,573
3,439,130
3,975,23S
4,060,655

1,217,158
1,345,809
1,245,000
1,437,587
1,631,042

2,026,245
2,283,764
2,194,130
2,537,652
3,02^913

80,500
84,700
90,500
95,000

2,5S6,033 1,179,250 2,3S1,G28
2,758,774 1,181,457 2,279,880
2,777,483 1,145,922 2,212,562
2,902,987 1,191,752 1,962,781

3,6S7,609
3,574,339
3,639,393
3,819,692

1,101,576
1,137,123
1,217,833
1,322,101

2,580,033
2,437,216
2,421,500
2,497,591

22,276
20,490
20,313
19,830

99,400
90,800
90,500
83,700

2,953,540
2,593,259
2,722,146
2,456,592

1,108,413 1,633,607
995,826 1,599,967
949,952 1,598,961
824,097 1,850,180

3,805,748
3,467,846
3,820,812
3,596,520

1,293,439
1,220,922
1,467,832
1,4SS,3O5

2,512,309
2,240,924
2,352,980
2,103,215

64,935
62,9-13
61,370
62,736

18,293
16,717
14,847
13,344

82,000
• 81,800
81,500
86,100

2,471,123
856,173 2,212,847
919,960 2,344,788
2,456,099
2,563,580 1,010,117 2,606,783
2,816,678 1,311,945 3,056,137

3,823,591
3,835,430
3,871,324
4,074,908

1,646,674
1,587,943
1,556,956
1,494,766

2,170,917
2,247,487
2,314,308
2,5S0,142

2,090
2,109
1,636
2,265

64,221
69,552
72,211
75,189

16,236
17,287
21,721
22,199

92,200
98,100
105,300
110,500

2,898,9S6 1,361,387
3,275,204 1,308,836
3,357,966 1,239,693
3,597,590 1,306,930

3,125,059
2,833,831
2,3S3,2S0
1,928,396

4,049,204
4,332,405
4,413,627
4,611,446

1,358,292
1,352,495
1,366,554
1,416,860

2,690,912
2,979,910
3,047,073
3,194,586

11,130
10,094
11,699
10,842

1,961
1,413
1,775
1,499

79,102
73,961
75,785
74,881

25,894
24,357
25,837
24,822

117, 400 3,556,807 1,255,973
109,800 3,24S,979 1,165,769
109,200 3,351,167 1,151,107
980,640
107,200 2,967,037

2,096,496
1,823,411
2,271,937
2,297,450

4,753,826
4,324,278
4,727,964
4,472,945

1,620,311
1,467,710
1,719,362
1,783,281

3,133,515
2,856,508
3,003,602
2,6S9TCG4

8,579

9,177
9,147
8,580
9,313

11,266
11,265
10,700
11,428

1,518
1,632
1,142
1,634

73,152
71,024
6S,552
67,329

22,437
20,S93
17,836
17,055

102,800
103,500
99,300
100,400

2,917,534 1,011,558
2,952,677 1,035,721
3,037,006 1,174,023
3,209,010 % 352,339

2,741,470
2,860,419
3,170,248
3,377,073

4,653,35S
4,523,231
4,530,401
4,670,030

1,920,414
1,758,516
1,652,595
1,570,100

2,732,944
2,761,685
2,853,800
3,039,870

43,810
9,119
45,979 -9,994
45,314
9,945

9,174
9,72S
8,848

11,359
12,096
10,979

1,665
1,926
1,505

64,419

18,772

107,000
114,700
127,300

3,168,225 l,326,S90 ;
3,578,675 1,378,561
3,463,731 1,380,605
3,380,427 1,401,903

3,196,537
2, S95, S76
2,201,059
2,520, SOS

4,531,927
4,950,246
4, S31, OSS
4,946,562

1,465,439
1,471,620
1,497,146
I,C>S9,117

3,0G9,4SS
3,478,620
3,336,942
3,2 u, 415

10,056
9,354

1924.
January
February
March
April
See footnote on opposite page also.
believed t o b e great in t h e aggregate. Gross revenue received from t h e sale of electrical energy a s reported b y t h e Electrical World represents t h e total receipts from t h o
ag
weuevea
oe
tho
wona
ui
irom w
sale of electricity computed t o 100 per cent of t h e i n d u s t r y on t h e basis of t h e percentage which t h e reporting companies bear t o t h e installed central station rating of t h e
country. Fuel consumption a n d production of electric power b y central stations from U. S. Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey.
3
Companies reporting sales are n o t identical w i t h those reporting fuel c o n s u m p t i o n a n d energy p r o d u c e d .




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Table 124.-LIEE INSURANCE.2
[Index numbers for base year Jn^bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page]
PREMIUM COLLECTIONS
(new and renewal).

NEW BUSINESS.

..INDUSTRIAL
ORDINARY
INSURANCE
INSURANCE
(40 companies). (0 companies)*
YEAR AND MONTH.

Number of
policies.

Value.

Number of
policies.

Value.

GROUP
INSURANCE
(11 companies).

TOTAL
INSURANCE
(40 companies).

panles).; panics)
Number of
policies.

Value.

O R D I - I N D U S - GROUP
NARV T R I A L
I N S U R - I N S U I t - INSURANCE
"
| ANCE (11 com-

Value. i
»

panies).

TOTAL
INSURANCE
(40 companies}*

Valuo.

Relative to 1913.
100

100
107
112
111
114

100
101
107
125
146

100

106
112
113
119

100
182
221
350
755

100
104

104
127
150

100
108
113
109
109

107
115
123
134

145
232
265
212
211
246

157
273
332
274
300
350

114
122
132
145
153
174

127
150
179
-202
228
270

1,201
1,992
1,895
50S
1,276
2,451

119
141
153
156
163

157
252
301
256
297
352

139
164
192
207
227
253

191
.200
102
224

231
250
244
317

133
177
153
174

ISO
249
210
244

319
297
232

159
1S2

220
250
234
30S

January...
February.
March
April

172
193
226
21S

232
274
318
310

.142

151

200
214
256
237

140
157
1S7
161

22$
259
307
3U0

May
June
July
August..

22S
222
215
201

326
319
308
292

.104

241

175

152

223

1,164

164

143

213

766

154

135

193

672

146

September.
October
November..
December..

191
203
209
250

257
2S3
295
3S5

126
164
161
172

.187
256
243

1,102

137

996

170

1,144

169

.265

4,549

1S5

205
215
282
251

302

144

315

145
250

217
221
266
401

6S7
1,374
2,29S

264

3S8
400
356
338

.210

313

2,0S2

218

183

285

3,5S0

197

100

256

1,075

174

149

245

1,257

307
337
35S
429

146

241
293
2S3
293

1913 m o n t h l y a v e r a g e . . .
1914 m o n t h l y a v e r a g e . .
1915 m o n t h l y a v e r a g e . .
1916 m o n t h l y a v e r a g e . .
1917 m o n t h l y a v e r a g e . .
191S m o n t h l y a v e r a g e . .
1919 m o n t h l y a v e r a g e . .
1920 m o n t h l y a v e r a g e . .
1921 monthly a v e r a g e . .
1022 monthly a v e r a g e . .
1923 m o n t h l y a v e r a g e . , .

, 1931.
September
October
November
Deccmljer

100

100
100
107
122
142

•

97

150
180

IOO
139
229
335
700

100

279

1,345
2,513
3,S13
4,OS1
4,303
5,5C3

142
167
194
210
232
302

1S4

207

3,300

19S

222

4, SSI

200

202

2 , 0 IS

23.3

270

5,252

191
207
202
2C0

210

223

6,5.15

21S

223

2Oi

3,471

255

234

3,310

220

212

3,039

227

30o

233

233

4,205

290

230

2.15

3,710

2S5

220

239

4,103

26S

214

242

3,813

235
233
226
.223

245

104

220

3,sy>

2S1

217

2-15

2S7

222

2?.O

4,4*1
4,16S

3S4

280

343

154

2S3

243

260

156

291

235

230

194

377

279

250

393

257

250

262

251
271
258

162

3S0
303
334
319

1,037

159

291

214

49S

186

326

240

28-5

931

185

342

2.51

271

13,018

197

491

303

1,757

920
513
1,053
1,687

1S6

143
1S1

103
117
129

147
1G3
189
210
239

105
110
119
131

222
-253

202
226
226
298

1933.
January.
February.
March
April
May....
June....
July
August..,

272
243
230

September...
October
,
November...
December. ; .

January
February
March
April




220
23$
245
2SS

411

176

176
173
180

1934.
,
,..

See footnote on opposite page.

255
246
246

4,731
5,412

.250
239
279
261

6,010 |
5,374 |

263
261
251
254

0,177 i
£,022

226
261
250
342

181

Table 125.—LIFE INSURANCE.1
[Base y e a r In bold-faced t y p e ; index n u m b e r s o n opposite page.}
PREMIUM COLLECTIONS
(new a n d renewal).

NEW BUSINESS.

• Y E A R AND MONTH.

ORDINARY
INSURANCE

(40 companies).

Thousands of
policies.

Thousands of
dollars.

INDUSTRIAL
INSURANCE
(6 companies).

Thousands of
policies.

Thousands of
dollars.

380
410
429
415
414

351,909
55,217
58,128
58,645
61,484

average.
average.
average.
average.,
average..

90
105

S131.839
128,358
136,700
167,970
197,310

1918 monthly average.,
1919 monthly average..
1920 monthly average*.
1921 monthly average.,
1922 monthly average.,
1923 monthly average.,

107
172
196
157
156
182

206,332
360, ISO
437,623
361,803
395,277
473,629

433
465
500
550
582
662

66,099
77,901
93,044
104,813
118,233
143,338

SeptemberOctober
November,.
December..

141
148
142
166

305,191
329,232
321,236
417,621

507
672
5S1
662

1923*
January...
February.,
March
April

127
143
167
161

305,528
361,57t
419,839
408,361

May....
June....
July....
August -

169
164
159
149

September.,
October
November..
December..
1933.
January..,
February.,
March
April
,

1913 monthly
1914 monthly
1915 monthly
1916 monthly
1917monthly

GROUP
INSURANCE
(11 c o m panies).

NumThouber of sands of
policies. dollars.

TOTAL
INSURANCE
(40 companies).

Thousands of
policies.

ORDINARY
INSURANCE
(40 c o m panies).

Thousands of
dollars.

INDUSTRIAL
INSURANCE
(G c o m panies).

GROUP
TOTAL
INSUR- INSURANCE
ANCE
(11 c o m - (40 c o m panies).
panies).

Thousands of dollars.

4
4
8
25
GO

$1,445
2,628
3,188
5,052
10,903

454
484
507
504
519

5185,103
186,203
198,015
231,667
269,702

837,009
38,456
40,115
43,344
47,789

S1O.778
11,580
12,421
13,280
14,440

S31
43
71
104
219

347,818
50,050
52,608
56,727
62,419

55

128

17,401
2S, 785
27,377
7,335
18,440
35,414

540
£38
696
707
738
845

466,866
558,043
473,951
531,951
652,381

51,626
60,783
71,132
76,686
84,068
93,699

15,807
18,088
20,342
22,5S7
25,751
30,057

417
790
1,182
1,265
1,335
1,706

67,860
79,661
92,655
100,538
111,154
125,-162

96,505
129,165
109,0S7
126,646

22
28
24
210

4,607
4,293
3,350
25,388

820
723
828

406,603
462,690
433,673
569,655

68,080
73,459
73,986
93,492

22,354
23,927
21,762
29,071

538
569
634
572

103,725
110,954
132,833
123,203

30
49
51
40

13,237
7,420
15,215
24,379

665
712
850
733

422,540
479,945
567,888
555,948

77,730
82,663
94,454
84,656

429,236
420,362
405,609
384,323

624
579
542
512

125,084
115,959
110,423
102,901

61
58
55
44

9,962
16,814
11,068
9,709

793
743
701
661

564,282
553,135
627,099

141
150
155
185

338,789
372,902
389,367
507,436

480
623
611
653

97,257
132,790
125,960
137,707

49
57
61
406

16,785
14,392
16,524
65,730

621
773
766

152
159
509
186

398,150
415,006
641,388
485,874

647
551
669
950

112,678
114,758
137,853
208,105

73
104

13,701
9,933
19,848
33,199

July....
August.

195
201
180
170

611,963
527,995
469,8S3
445,157

797
693
609
667

162,326
147,444
132.798
127,090

99
97
63
64

September..
October
November..
December..

163
176
181
213

404,940
444,936
472,503
565,756

656
668
657
6S2

124,905
152,061
146,882
153,154

41
55
56
403

74
74
79

134
149
51
SO

1931.

May.

1,025

91,458

1,420

98,807

914
1,623

96,661
124,191

24,560
22,201
25,195
22,805

2,026
1,077
1,181
1,128

104,316
105,941
120,830
103,583

86,100
85,059
81,309
79,104

25,156
25,318
25,717
26,123

1,322
1,152
1,272
1,182

112,577
111,529
103,298
106,414

452,831
520,034
631,852
710,873

71,739
80,337
82,167
103,498

23,709
26,45S
24,813
36,957

1,180
1,390
1,292
1,816

96,628
108,184
103,272
142,271

710
879
1,137

524,523
539,693
699,089
727,179

89,760
86,947
103,333
95,033

23,002
25,706
23,640
27,869

1,723
1,824
1,482
1,687

119,435
114,477
133,460
124,645

30,0S6
52,054
15,534
18,161

991
895
789
737

704,376
727,493
618,215
690,408

96,850
94,354
90,947
90,976

27,339
29,169
23,877
29,006

1,390
1,397
1,556
1,666

125,579
124,920
121,379
121,643

14,984
7,200
13,458
196,808

720
845
833
895

544,829
604,197
632,843
915,718

79,060
92,128

27,378
30,697
29,195
43,804

1,412
1,915
1,932
2,487

107,850
124,740
123,953
163,410

92,826

112,119

1934.
January.,,
February..
March..*.,
April
,
i Compiled by the Association of Life Insurance Presidents. The data on new business represent only new business that has been paid for, exclusive of revivals, increases,
and dividend additions. Premium collections show the amount of money actually invested in life insurance each month,!andtmclud> totalj)remum collections new and
renewal, and considerations for annuities and for supplementary contracts involving and not involving life contingencies. The 40 companies whose new business is included
in this table had in force 77.1 per cent of the total legal reserve life insurance outstanding in the United States as of Dec. 31,1920.




182
Table 126.-SAVINGS DEPOSITS.
[Index numbers lor base year In bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page]
BALANCE TO CREDIT OF DEPOSITORS-END OF MONTH.!
Federal Reserve Districts,
AND MONTH.

Phila- Cleve- RichChiMinne-[Kansas Dallas. FSan St.
AtNew
ran
delTotal Boston. York.
land. mond. lanta. cago. Louis. apolls. City.
(85
cisco.
phia.
depos(04
(209
(15
(5G
(35
(91
(97
(80
(18
banks).
(77
its.
(SO
banks). banks).
banks).
banks). banks). banks). banks). banks). banks). banks). banks).
Relative to 1920.

Relative to 1913.

10W monthly a v .
11)14 monthly a v . ,
1915 monthly a v .
1910monthly a v . ,
1017 monthly a v . .
191 s monthly av.,
1919 monthly a v . ,
1020 monthly a v . .
1WI monthly a v . .
1922 monthly a v . .
1923 monthly a v . ,

September....
October
November
December

New
York United
State States
savings Posta
ban' " i

100
103
105
111
115

1OO
106
111

1OO
103
10G

1OO

1OO

103

100

113

109

121

121

117

100
112
111
125

100

100

109
119
129

107
111
127

SI
100
102
103
114.

100
116
127
142

100
103
111
124

100
110
117
129

100

100

107
116
134

106
115
121

106
100
100
10$

102
103
102
103

108
108
*I0S
111

105
105
105
108

110
110
109
110

109
111
111
111

106
105
105
106

100
100
101
102

115
116
118
121

107
106
106
103

109
110
111
115

104
105
110

106
106
77
109

MS
108
109
100

104
104
105
105

111
111
111
111

109
109
110
110

109
109
108
109

113
113
115
117

106
105
107
108

101
101
101
101

121
122
123
124

109
109
110
110

111
112
115
110

111
111
116
113

111
111
111
111

May....
June....
July....
August.

109
111
110
111

105
109
106
107

111
113
113
113

109
109
109
108

109
111
109
110

119
123
119
119

110
111
111
111 .

101
103
102
102

126
128
127
129

109
110
110
109

117
119
119
119

114
118
US
117

112
115
115
115

September
October
November
December

111
112
113
116

107
10S
10S
109

114
114
114
118

10S
108
103
112

111
113
114
118

122
123
123
124

Ill
114

103
104
103
109

129
130
133

113
113
113
117

120
122
124
127

119
119
120
122

117
118
119
123

117
118
119
119

111
112
112
113

113
118
119
119

113
115
115
116

119
120
120
121

126
127
12S
.129

120
121
124
125

109
110
111
112

140
140

120
124
123
123

May....
June....
July....
August.

127
127
127
127

122
127
129
131

125
127
128
129

120
122
122
122

114
115
115
115

119
121
121
121

117
117
119
U9

122
125
125
125

130
129
128
128

126
130
130
128

113
115
114
114

137
143
143
144

123
124
124
121

September....
October
November
December

123
132
130
128

133
134
135
136

130
134
134
134

123
123
124
176

116
116
117
117

124
122
122
126

118
118
119
123

126
128
132
135

129
129
129
130

129
129
129
131

115

144
145
146
149

126
126
126
129

128
129
133
135

136
137
141
143

136
137
137
140

117
129
143
153
162

152

156

100
149
187
2S2

422

m
411
348
333

378
374
370
366

1023.
January
February
Jiarch
April

,
,

116

137

1023.
January
February
March
April

,
,

1924.
January
February
March
April




116

117
119

13S
139

a 158

162

364
364
362
353
352
347
342
341
338
336
335

163
331
332
333
333
331

176

331
331
333
335
335
334
331

183
Table 127—SAVINGS DEPOSITS.
[Base year In bold-faced type; index-numbers on opposite page*]
BALANCE TO CREDIT OP DEPOSITORS-END OF MONTH.'
Federal Reserve Districts.
YEAS AND MONTH.

Total
deposits.

Boston
(64
banks).

New
York,
(30
banks).

Phila- Cleve- RichMin- Kan- DalSan
AtChiSt.
delsas
Franland mond lanta
cago Louis neap- City
las
phia
olis
cisco
(18
(97
(209
(35
(01
(85
(80
(15
(50
(77
banks). banks). banks). banks). banks). banks). banks). banks). banks). banks).

Xcw
United
York
States
State
postal
savings
sav1
ings.
banks.

Thousands of dollars;
1913 monthly a v .
1914 monthly a v .
1915 monthly a v .
1916 monthly a v .
1917 monthly a v .

51,724,607
1,772,357
1,805,360
1,918,453
1,9*9,013

1918 monthly av
1919 monthly av;
1920 monthly a v . . $5,437,438 $1,036,420
1921 monthly a v . . 5,776,628 1,004,315"
1922 monthly a v . . 6,010,260 1,100,456
1923 monthly a v . . 6,594,207 1,185,836
1921.
September..
October
November..,
December...
1923;
January....,
February...,
March.
,
April........

$1,532,056 $389,823 $345,252 $225,478 $168,731
1,653,162 414,761 387,425 244,718 179,872
l,,728,301 424,527 382,759 268,675 186,916
1,850,108 457,833 430,834 289,760 213,957

SG12,59S
751,870
768,358
771,603
855,825

$90,554
104,871
115,412
128,949

$71,707 $80,957" $44,800 $699,790
77,010 89,212 47,774 745,150
79,643 95,697 52,177 804,090
89,108 101,725 59,855 819i405

$39,750
59,145
74,319
112,159
143,103

2,016,866 167,653
2,223,216 161,373
2,405,491 103,434
2,635,572 151,124
2,800,118 13S, lf,s
132,190

5,739,032
5,745,180
5,752,035
5,863,878:

1,061,285
1,062,542
1,001,106
1,069,106

1,657,028
1,653,338
1,656; 392
1,704,986

409,904 379,358
409,581 378,789
409,464 377,166
421,236 378,702

245,192
250,397
249; 300
250,878

179,4ir
177,230
176,859
178,709

752,596
753,909
758,169
767^489

103,788
105,279
106,551
109,165

76,611 88,451
76,273 89,210
76,168 90,237
77,239 92,829

46,545
46,815
47,033.
49,248

5,869,409
5,878,869
5,905,159
5,911,685

1,078,232
1,081,935
1/085,788
1,092,416

1,698,444
1,698,535
1,70-4,841
1,700,636

425,438
426,470
427,104
426,745

375,639
374,773
374,372
376,115

254,299
255,034
259,576
262,909

177>525
177,227
180,757
1S2,672

756,027
759,049
758,001
756,270

109,248
110,704
111,675
111,990

77,971 90,151
78,196 91,034
79,057 92,513
79,152 93,741

49,738 776;697
49;836 776,076
52^030 779,440
50; 464 778,515

May....
June...
July....
August.

5,928,947
6,025,494
5,999,017
6,010,978

1,091,620
1,097,919
1,102,250
1,104,435

l; 701,562
1,738,814
1; 723,753
1,728,310

423-582
424,063
423,963
422,128

377,299
381,994
377,989
380,941

268,659
270,648
2C9,238
269,220

184,683
187,236
187,59S
187,891

758,884
772,675
764,312
767,120

114,341
115,556
114,733
116,715

78,241 94,745 50,983
78,830 96,491 52,710
79,165 95,864 52; 694
78,395 95,63$ 52,639

781; 34S
802; 50S
802;4SS
807; 546

September
October
November
December

6,059; 101
6,097,135
6,129,394
6,307,857

1,108,924
1,114,412
1,116,546
1,130,998

1> 744,493
1,741>543
1,746,127
1,807; 550

420,090
419,573
419,046
436,122

383,995
389,013
393,214
407,761

274,109
278; 077
276,936
279,246

1S7> 117
192,751
194,864
202,622

773,053
783;414
793,823
816,663

117,136
118,058
120,539
124,197

80,827 96,SS2 53,357/
80,841 98,837 53,269
81,246 99,901 53,629
83,793 102,556 54>779

819,023
827,347,
833j523
861,565

134,230
133,477
133,103
2,802,469 132,282

1923..
January
February
Harelu...
April

6,361,856
6,410yll9
6,460/765
6,487,545

1,150,793
1,158,610
1,165,719
1,173,515

1,805,923
1,809,394
1,825,991
1,820; 182

442,033
446,773
449,232
453,217

411,325
412,811
415,526
418,287

2S4,707
285,829
287, S2S
290,706

202,933201,255
20S,53S
211,102

819,393
828,144
834,630
839,966

125,229
125,774
126,838
126,920

86,027
88,992
87,987
88,246

102,558 54; 739 876,146
102, S5S 50,755 SS9;924
102,816 57j95S S97,6S2
903,497
[03,412

131,566
131,9*0
132,180
132,291

May....
June...
July....
August.,

6,525,878
6,634,710
6,625,601
6,625,963

1,178,188 17825,584
1,188,854 1,859,503
1,102,585 1,854,810
1,194,152 1,854,412

455,803 421,667
456,910 430,919
461,876 430,014
461,922 432,286

293,716
291,721289; 348
2SS,652

213,045
218,835
218,777
215,358

850,375
867,505
858,038
85^657

124,273
129,907
129,740
130, .158

87,9S9
89,123
88,820
SS,820

104,380 59,594' 911,259
106,623 59,976 934,834'
05,136 60,308 93G, 123
.03,892 GO, 716 936,938

September...
October......
November...,
December...,

6,672,204
6,744,188
6,744,188
6,878,150

1,198,304
1,201,326
1,207,722
1,217,267

861,491 130,123
872,155 131,741
882,010 131,862
897,508 134,823

90,326
90,043
90,517
92,406

L03,87I
[04,422
[07,471
[09,265

1,873,9S6 461,474 435,528
1,871,644 461,935 441,103
1,876,107 463,010 455,596
1,923,763 480,131 464,948

290,092 217; 318
290,753 218,209
290,543 218; 340
293,193 220,771

738, SG3
741,817
743,590.
764,292

60,740 948,946
61,517 955,447
63,024 957,986
63,870 9S0,20o

2,023,039

150,35S
148,507
147,059
2,096,104 145,509
144.G68
144,610
2,716,533 144,01S
142,326

2,791,353

3,040,7S9

139,959 i
137,730 !
136, 121
135,4S2

131,751
131,G71
131, 720
132,502
133,077
133,157
132,S63
131,Q]S

1934.
January
February^...,
March
,

— See footnote on opposite-page also.
a
Yearlyfiguresfrom 1914 to-1920, inclusive, are averages ofdeposits on June 30-and December 31 of each year;.1913figuresare for December 31; 192L is average of quarterly
figures.
* Approximatefigurecalculated from deposits and withdrawals.




184
Table 128.—BANKING.1
[Index numbers for base year in bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.
DEBITS TO
INDIVIDUAL
ACCOUNTS.*

YEAR AND MONTH.

monthly average..
monthly average..
monthly average.
monthly average..
monthly average..

191S
1919
1920
1921
1922
1923

uionthly average. J
monthly average.
monthly average.
monthly average..
monthly average..
monthly average.,

January
February
March
April

100

100

100

ss

96
102
134
169

10S
60
80
107

100
78
60
59
82

166
2135
246
1S9
140
152

101
94
127
113
78
86

162
165
159
160

102

116
169
187

1
1
12

3
7
23

24
39

18
27
58

100
99
85
93
9S

100
114
91
97
107

1S9
249
257
205
230
226

205
243
275
212
230
263

95
85
100

199
203
213
234

208
225
215
225

219
195
237
23S

211
186
223
213

56
74
92
110

140
141
142
143

228
234
224
225

122
120
118
117

94
81
100
102

May....
June....
July....
August.,

106
103
97
90

September..
October....
November..
December..

Relative to 1921. i Relative Relative to 1913,
to 1919. j

Relative to 1919.

79
87
SQ
101

1021.
September
October
November.....
December

INTEREST
BATES.

Comde-| New mercia
Notes
Re- . Total Total Net n d
Total Total
In Xcw Outside In New Outside! Bins in cir- Total
double
loans invest- m a
New
disNew
York name
serve land disdereYork York York York count- cula- investdecall
City. Clty.s
City. City.
tion* ments. serves. posits. ratio.* counts. ments. posits. loans* papert
ed.
CO-90
days.
Relative to 1919. Relative to 1913.

1913
1914
1915
1916
1917

CONDITION OF
REPORTING
MEMBER BANKS.*

CONDITION OF FEDERAL RESERVE
BANKS.3

BANK
CLEARINGS.

110
94
102

98

90
94
105
98
112

244
255
233
215
219
249
220
240

60

73

100

100

132
91
2S

120
102
85

79
1OO
116
57
104
67

91
100
97

60
90
1OO
99
90
96
100

188
166
151
114

100
87
122
154
152

1OO
92
99

1OO

137
141
145
142

97
95
95
04

101

92
91
93
95

154
156
155
150

92
91
91
91

143
144
145
146

97
100
97
97

155
154
158
158

91
90
90
90

146
147
146
144

05
05
96
93

156
155
152
144

92
94
94
95

133

94

117
113
95
119

84
86
85
85

92
96
85
79

147
146
145
145

103
101
102
99

153
152
150
153

96
98
99
99

144

122
144
146

131
134
137
137

233
267
250
262

SS
100
107
96
103
105

126
137

98
102
106

107
110
110
115
123
131
132
135

135
135
143

97
97
97
101

143
155
137
137

104
105
10-4
103

125
130
122
126

105
106
105
106

141
157
154
149

109
109
105
105

137
150
104
155

106
105
105
103

151
159
158
156

103
106
105
104

153
113
151
144

90

1023.
January
February
March
April

109
93
111
101

,

May....
June....
July....
August.

102
103
90
SO

September..
October
November..
December..

S3
91
93
109

112
96
112
107
116
111
104

113
10G
110

251
213
251
228

289
230
271
201

31
31
36
33

244
237
211
187

271
267
256
242

38
40
39
42

86
85
84
85

76
57
46
45

146
146
146
146

101
100
98
99

152
153
156
154

242
2S5
203
277

45
46
41
44

86
85

45
50
63

145
146
146
143

100
101
100
100

152
152
152
140

140
138

90
99
93
93

191
225
229
247

139

100
100
100
100

n

139
139
135
135
135
135
133
135

January..!
February
March
April




'

W e e k 3 Ol t h e m o n t h

***

Prorated-

88

185
Table 129.—BANKING.1
[Index numbers for base year in bold-faced type* numerical data on opposite pagc.l
DEBITS TO
INDIVIDUAL3
ACCOUNTS.

YEAR AND MONTH,

In New Outside
New
York
York
City.
City.

BANK
CLEARINGS.

CONDITION OF FEDEEAL EESEEVE BANKS.

Notes
In New Outside Bills In cir- Total Total Total
ReNew
disYork
InvestredeYork
count- cula- ments. serves. posits. serve6
City.
ratio.
CIty.«
tion.
ed.
Millions of dollars.

1913
1914
1915
1916
1917

mo.
mo.
mo.
mo.
mo.

Percent,

S7,886
6,918
9,184
13,293
14,784

av.
av.,
av.,
a v.,
av..

1918 mo. av
1919 mo. av
S20,343 $ 1 7 , 5 3 0
20,007
1920 mo. av
20,087
15,914
1921 m o . av
17,258
16,937
1922 mo. av
19,988
18,846
1923mo. av...
19,8GG

S5.749
5,503
5,879
7,713
9,734

$29
24
224

$89
185
G06

S144

14,878
19,650
20,261
16,194
18,158
17,833

11,801
13,944
15,801
12,212
13,204
15,104

1,158
1,936
2,557
1,755
550
751

1,911

466

2,618
3,154
2,604
2,215
2,239

$384
586
1,261

$1,154

593
685
338
618

1,991
2,190
2,126
2,672
3,149
3,192

1,738
1,937
1,922
1,744
1,851
1,911

231

CONDITION OP
REPORTING
MEMBEK BANKS.*

INTEREST
RATES.

Total
loans
Total
Net
and
invest- demand
dism e n t s . deposits
counts.

Commercial
doiihlenamo
paper,
loans. CO-HO
days.

Millions of dollars.

Per cent.

New
Vork
call

3.18
3.45
1.91
2.53
3.40

75.6
57.0
$9,200
60.3
10,576
43.5
11,302
61.4 $11,937 $3,364
10,178
77.5
10,855
10,953
4,230
76.4
11,143
4,617
11,788

5.78
4.52
3.44
3.42
4.73

5.27
6.51
7.82
6.02
4.44
4.84

5.SG
5.42
7.34
6.55
4.40
4.99

]

1921.
September
October.......
November
December
,

16,102
17,610
17,492
20,575

15,517
16,684
14,900
17,554

15,079
16,027
16,822
18,476

11,980
12,948
12,377
12,926

1,403
1,309
1,182
1,180

2,457
2,409
2,366
2,443

263
253
278
356

2,879
2,937
2,990
2,992

1,717
1,739
1,743
1,765

69.0
70. S
72.7
71.1

11,573
11,422
11,335
11,220

3,384
3,307
3,430
3,560

10,192
10,270
10,174

5.15
5.25
5.06
5.10

5.00
5.63
5.10
5.13

1922.
January
February
March
April

19,065
16,543
20,397
20,717

16,642
14,730
17,367
16,481

17,296
15,310
18,720
18,759

12,153
10,682
12,810
12,237

850
721
636
500

2,184
2,174
2,182
2,158

333
438
544
650

3,059
3,081
3,103
3,125

1,779
1,772
1,805
1,833

77.2
78.1
77.8
78.3

10,919
10,851
10,842
10,846

3,615
3,692
3,702
3,865

10,271
10,245
10,309
10t676

4.56
4.94
4.35
4.35

4.90
4.83
4.80
4.58

May....
June
July....
August.

21,654
22,063
19,713
18,287

17,148
17,16S
16,315
15,817

19,215
20,111
18,337
10,93S

13,0SO
13,464
12,866
12,907

471
469
380
404

2,141
2,124
2,127
2,153

722
711
697
691

3,130
3,148
3,181
3,196

1,870

1,882

78.0
77.5
79.2
79.2

10,906
10,783
10,739
10,761

4,122
4,405
4,450
4,532

11,049
11,124
11,043
10,942

3.97
4.13
3.88
4.00

4.25
4.05
3.78
3.93

September
October
November
December

19,215
22,322
19,027
20,851

16,522
18,399
17,09S
19,558

17,285
19,668
17,332
18,S99

13,706
15,356
14,098
15,091

420
469
650
630

2,243
2,299
2,330
2,464

690
666
564
704

3,203
3,212
3,203
3,149

1,840
1,842
1,860
1,900

78.4
,77.6
76.4
72.1

10,9SS
11,249
11,219
11,329

4,468
4,541
4,543
4,823

11,085
11,162
11,095
11,255

4.48
5.00
4.90
4.73

4.18
4.38
4.38
4.63

22,087
19,019
22,541
20,478

19,666
16,905
19,567
18,732

19,778
16,784
19,768
18,010

16,588
13,247
15,582
15,002

597
596
700
637

2,204
2,247
2,232
2,223

542
571
50-1
468

3,227
3,202
3,176
3,179

1,991
1,952
1,976
1,909

76.9
76.2
75.5
77.0

11,425
11,639
11,783
11,839

4,849
4,690
4,714
4,634

11,537
11,525
ll,0S2
11,156

4.35
4.78
5.23
4.94

4.63
4.63
5.00
5.13

May....
June....
July....
August.

20,704
21,041
18,321
36,159

20,367
19,531
18,184
17,308

19,212
18,675
16,645
14,778

15,5S0
15,377
14,690
13,895

731
775
761
810

2,250
2,227
2,195
2,225

447
339
273
267

3,195
3,202
3,200
3,201

1,952
1,937
1,897
l,90S

76.1
76.9
78.2
77.5

11,840
11,850
11,716
11,708

4,665
4,692
4,528
4,537

11,173
11,104
11,078
10,S80

4.80
5.05
5.01
4.95

5.13
4.98
4.95
5.08

September
October
November
December

16,799
19,152
19,9S3
22,081

17,261
19,747
18,521
20,367

15,071
17,730
18,048
19,495

13,000
16,377
15,118
15,897

S62
884
794
857

2,215
2,225
2,2-16
2,340

264
297
373
441

3,193
3,191
3,197
3,13S

1,930
1,959
1,939
1,938

76.4
76.3
76.4
73.3

11,877
11,943
11,904
11,934

4,545
4,530
4,464
4, 555

10,831
11,153
11,102
11,034

4.85
4.70
4.80
4.59

5.16
5.13
5.10
4.97

1923.
January
February
March...
April

,
(

(

,

1,939

1,1

1924.
January
February..
ilarch
April

4

See footnotes on opposite page also.
Includes reports from more than 800 banks in the leading cities in the Uuited States on condition as oflast Wednesday of month.

6

This columifhas been recomputed so as to include clearings from 117 identical cities in each year.
years to complete the data.
• Prior to March, 1921, net deposits were used in calculating reserve raUcs.




Prior to April, 1921, figures are as

Estimates had to be made for a few of the smaller cities in the earlier

186
Table 130.—STOCKS AND BONDS.1
[Index numbers for base year in bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page,]

YEAR AND MoNto,

Ii
If 1

BOND
YIELDS.*!

BOND PRICE INDEX*

STOCK PRICES.

73

i

•ss.

<s!

1*

Relative to Relative to 1913;
1921.

3

P

Is

E9

faIi

a.

Relativetol921-

Relative to 1915.

100
115
97

182.
184.
136
169
185

1921.
September..
October
,
November..
December..,

97
102
105

127
130
136
140

1922.
January...
February..
March
April

105
103
111
111

1431
149
15?
163

65
68
70
74

May....,
June....
July
August..

115
114
117
123

166
166
170
178

76
74
77'
82-

97
97
98
100

94
95
93
99

September..
October....,
November..
December...

121
120
119
114

184
191
182
187

83'

74

101
99
97
97

112

190
198
199
195

74:
79'
78
76

186
182
176
177

1919 m o n t h l y
1920 m o n t h l y
1921 m o n t h l y
1922 m o n t h l y
1923 m o n t h l y

average
average,....
average.....
average
average....

1933.
January...
February..
March
April
,

117
114

May.....
Juno....
July
August..

111
100
9S
102

September.
October....
November..
December...

100
100
104
107

1934.
January
February.....
March
April

1

.".."!."

177
175
181
187

Relative to 1913.!

Relative.to 1919.

100
93
95
91
96
103

100
93

average
average
average...
average
average

=
1

•e

©

100
100
129
170
147
139.

1013 monthly average
1914 m o n t h l y
1915 m o n t h l y
1916 monthly
1917 monthly
1918 monthly

NEW YORK STOCK
EXCHANGE SALES.

1OO

58

53

SO

209

112

2S0
173

132
87
67

101
112
114
95

377
270
207
314
2S4-

100
124
162
200
320

100
99
73
58
68

100
105
94
111
67

13
18
26
31
28
53

100
103
97
S3.

100
103
96
88

100
105
98
87

100

74

100
105
98
91

75
67
64
75
72

90
78
78
97
93

87
79
83
95
92"

8S
77
81
95
,90-'

84
70
73
91
90

100:

105
102

111
109

100
107
lOfr

1OO
110
108

83

75
75
77
80

77
73
79
77

101
102
107
107

101
102
105
105

102
103
107
106

117
115
112
101

185
1S6
221
255

16S
166
257
265

87
92
91
93

106
109
129
132

83
84
88
90

8102
102
102
104

103
10S
110
112

105
105
107
107

107
109
110
111

99
99

222
234
32S
440

2T>3
263
333
371

97
62
76
77

136
100
136
145

95
97
99

93
92 !
93
95

106
105
10G
107

113
111
112
113!

107
107
103
108

111
110
111

93
94
94
94

418
347
219
25S

322
277
265
312

61
53
43.
33

122
105
98
101

99
96
94
94

99
97'
9S
93

97
96
94
93

108
107
105
105

113
111
111
111.

108
107
106

no

17
0

109
108
100

03
02
93
94

314
371
330
234

235
2S3
234
249

33
69
33
45

95
US
88
92

96
96
93
93

94
94.
90
91

92

93
93
91
90

106
105
102
101

110
110
109
110

107
106
106
106

107
109
109
110

93
93
92
93

292
323
373
291

300
262
274
248

32
26
2S
25

94

73

93

73

94
93
94

92
92
92
93

90
90
89
90

102
• 103
102
102

110
109
110
110

106
106

110

no

94
95
95
96

334
203
1S3

234
242
173
163

41
31
26
IS

86
80

88
87

102
101
102
102

109
109
109
109

20
33
28
29

51
72
74
77

sa

87

83'

76

70

70
70

93
92
93
94

93
92
92

92
93

105*
101:
9s;

Sot
78}

100

m
106
106
105
106
100

11
1

109
103
108
108

107
107

99
93

222

100

211
223
326
3GI

152
201
228
235

U7
49

81
S5
77

m
51

9S
97"

See footnotes on opposite page also.
.
a n d Victory
Bond price index based on 4 per cent bond and bond sales from Dow, Jones <c Co.; combined indexes for 103 stocks and 67 "bonds, respectively, 6 Libe'"T i e S ^ m the
f

ids, 16 foreign government and city bonds, compiled by the New York Trust Co.; municipal bond yields from The Bond Buyer; and stock prices auu »
a Includes 25 railroads, 10 iron and steel, 5 railroad equipment, 9 motor (including accessories). 5 rubber tires. 5 shipping 5 sugar, 5 leather and shoe, 51 obacco,
>il, and 9 New Yoric bani and trust companies taken as of the last day of the month.




187
Table 131.—STOCKS AND BONDS.1
[Base year In bold-faced type; index n u m b e r s o n opposite page.]
BOND TRICE INDEX.

BONO
YIELDS.6

Com10
10
Com- 5 Lib10
10
bined
highsecerty
bined
16
public Indusindex
est
ond
and
Index
forutility 4 trial
(40
grade grade bonds. bonds.'
(67
Treas- eign.
bonds).* rails.* rails.*
boiids).» ury.

Municipal
bonds

Stocks

Mis- Liberty
cellaTotal
and
neous Victory bonds.
bonds. bonds.

Per
cent.

Thous.
of
shares.

Thousands of dollars,
pur value.

6,924
3,992
14,448
19,404
15,378
11,948

STOCK PRICES.
Combined
25
35
Index i n d u s - railYEAR AND MONTH.
(103 2 trials.3 roads,
stocks)*
Dollars per share.
1913 monthly a v .
1914 monthly a v .
1915 monthly a v .
1916 monthly av.
1917 monthly av.,
1918 monthly a v .

$58.19 $82.97
5S.0S 77.57
75.35 73.16
99.14
80.05
85.44
69.12
80.9S 61.34

1919 monthly av
1920 monthly av,
1921 monthly a v . .
1922 monthly a v . .
1923 monthly a v . .

105. 77
107.21
$84.57
79.38
97.08 98.58
82.13 107.78

Per cent of par value of 4 per cent bond.

Per cent of par value.

NEW YORK S T O C K
EXCHANGE SALES.

76.76
80.49
75.58
69.84

89.79
92.45
87.43
80.02

75.55
78.00
72.42
66.12

73.82
77.59
72.36
63.89

70.51
75.89
71.35
69.30

4.45
4.16
4.23
4.06
4.20
• 4.60

62.06
55.94
53.21
62.38
60.15

69.07
59.70
60.15
74.11
71.72

77.89
71.33
74.39
85.50

66.33
5S.54
61.43
71.76
67.71

61.77
51.99
53.92
67.50
66.26

70.76
60.12
55.28
74.00
72.27

85.38
94.93
93.40

93.20
99.54
98.77

92.42
101.22
100.22

4.49
5.00
5. OS
4.23
4.25

26,073 71,322
18,728 8S,563
14,334 115,6S6
21,729 206,9-iS
19,674 161,354

230,814
235,408
173,130
130,442
66,549

808,136
323,969
288,816
343,390
227,903

50,959
79,023
94,199
61,866 $10,842
47,544 117,059

141,499
56,959
79,623
91,199
85,090
164,603

1031.
September
October
November
December

81.12
82.42
S6.U
88.39

74.10
75.43
79.14
81.73

54.10
53.51
54-19
54.40

60.74
59.83
62.13
64.10

74.72
74.52
78.59
81.62

62.75
62.83
65. SO
67.59

55.10
55.63
57.18
59.12

54.41
51.16
55.69
54.22

86.41
87.24
91.17
91.07

93.74
95.43
98.21
97.72

94.01
95.03
93.64
98.25

5.22
5.13
5.00
4.50

12,807
12,883
15,332
17,622

119,819
118,408
1S3,32O
188,880

207,123
218,018
214,625
219,342

326,942
336,426
397,945
408,222

1923.
January..,.,
February...
March
April...

88.74
90.93
93.79
93.63

82.99
86.47
89.20
94.59

54.21
56.57
57.98
61.62

70.22
70.71
71.85
73.69

83.23
82.95
S3.33
84.60

68.46
68.47
70.06
72.20

61.07
62.34
64.65
66.58

*71.63
72.07
71.80
73.59

91.93
92.63
93.72
95.21

Q&50
98.29
99.39
99.90

99.00
100.90
101.85
102.84

4.38
4.41
4.39
4.35

15,391
16,185
22,734
30,468

191,216
187,368
237,852
264,341

228,613
121,9S1
180,639
182,582

419,829
309,349
418,491
446,923

May
June...,
July
August..

97.56
96.76
99.06
103.65

96.84
99.06
103.68

62.92
61.49
63.72
67.64

74.72
74.28
75.44
76.80

84.80
85.29
88.09
89.01

72.83
71.89
73.18
75.05

68.65
67.92
68.47
69.83

74.42
74.10
74.64
75.73

96.79
95.03
96.03
96.86

100.11
100.13
100.84
100.27

102.71
101.89
102.24
100.27

4.15
4. IS
4.18
4.19

28,911
24,036
15,149
17,850

229,460 144,967 374,427
197,772 126,121 323,893
188,691 114,284 302,975
222,863 89,855 312,718

September.
October....
November..
December..

102.02 107.02
101.65 111. 25
100.68 106.09
96.53 109.08

68.70
68.53
63.46
61.71

77.47
75.96
74.10
74,11

89.29
85.93
84.68
84.82

74.89
73.29
70.52
70.29

71.59
70.75
68.91

76.28
75.53
73.79
74.38

96.34
95.06
94.53
95.00

100.32
99.31
9S.S8
99.57

101.59
100.35
100.21
100.84

4.15
4.09
4.14
4.18

21,775
25,676
22,882
19,692

203,184
201,506
181,457
177,670

88,900
163,616
89,420
106,317

292,093
365,122
270,877
283,9S7

61.71
65.2S
65.06
63.04

73.76
73.42
71.65
71.29

84.46
84.18
81.15
81.55

69.82

67.42
67.48

68.34
68.40
67.41
66.52

74.43
73.80
72.25
71.44

94.26
94.26
93.11
93.81

99.29 99.22
99.05 100.65
98.55 100.78
101.48

4.16
4.14
4.11
4.13

20,208
22,694
25,S55
20,136

214,185
187,150
195,146
176,642

76,239
61,207
66,599
60,351

290,424
248,357
261,745
236,993

1923.
January
February...
March
April
.,

99.29
96.48

110.35
115.03
116.03
113.46

May
June.....
July
August-.

94.11
84.61
82.87
86.20

108.18
105.94
102.52
102.95

60.73
60.95
58.07
56.24

71.71
71.80
71.40
71.86

82.58
82.73
82.78
83.66

67.73
68.09
67.70
67.81

66.38
66.16
65.70
66.35

72.25
72.35
71.68
72.02

93.97
93.18
93.54,
93.53

98.81 101.37
98.62 101.27
9S.95 100.52
98.75 100.17

4.18
4.22
4.24
4.29

23,106 166,736
20,317 172,656
12,663 123,068
13,126 116,604

97,633 264,369
73,474 246,130
01,747 184,815
41,776 156,380

September.
October
November.
December..

84.54
84.33
88.28
90.15

102.74
101.78
105.44
108.88

57.14
57.06
58.30
58.25

71.22
70.56
70.96
71.04

82.76
82.46
83.25
82.73

66. SO
66.29
60.79
67.31

65.95
64.75
64.53
64.63

71.71
71.25
72.02
71.99

92.90
93.01
92.89
93.03

98.40
9S.20

99.62
99.45
99.07
99.15

4.35
4.40
4.39
4.37

14,610 108,459
15,809 145,585
22,573 162,271
24,979 167,750

48,048 156,507
77,423 223,008
65,869 228,140
68,221 237,971

1924.
January
,
February-...,
March
April

94.67

9S.82

4.37
4.37

See footnotes on opposite page also.
* Prices are averages, as token at the end of each week, of the closing prices for these stocks on New York Stock Exchange.
* These indices are combined from the yields of the average prices of the bonds for each day of the month, the average yields for the 10 bonds of each class being capitalized at 4
&
Includes 6 Liberty and Victory bonds (the t v o issues Victory bonds being replaced at their redemption by the Treasury bonds, this making only 5 issues), 16 foreign 1government and city, 20 railroads, 10 public utilities, and 5 telegraph and telephone issues taken as of the last day of the month.
Average market yield of bonds of 20 large cities at the first of each month.
'Represents an average of seven months, June to December, inclusive.
8
Five substitutions in this series in January, 1922, account for the violent change in the index.




188
Table 132.—CORPORATE AND MUNICIPAL FINANCING.1
[Index numbers for base year In bold-faced type! numerical data on opposite page.]
DIVIDEND AND INTEREST
PAYMENTS.

BUSINESS
FAJLUEES.

CORPORATE ISSUES.

Dividend payments.*

Total corporate
securities.

s
9
S
•8

i

.YEAR AND
MONTH.

SOUTH-

NEW

ERN
MUNICIPAL
BOND
BOND
ISISSUES.'
I SUfiS.il I
I

3

i

i

55

Relative to 1913.

1OO

1OO

131
111
72
67

70
9G
161
217

. 11
0

62
40
55
123
US
117

60
42
103
230
227
19S

106
613
725
385
400
453

204

325

174

320

1913 mo. av. 100
1914 m o . av. 114
1915 mo. av. 133
1916 mo. av. 106
8G
1017 mo.
1913 mo. a v .
1910 mo. av
1020 mo- av,
1921 ino- a v
1922 mo- av
1923 mo. a v

Relative to 1913. Relative
to 192Z

Relative t o 1920.

105
120
134

100
93
95
111
129

100
95
94
117
147

100
99
95
106
105

100
109
105
123
132

100
87
87
133

153
179
192
.188
11
9
201

122
114
115
110
111
115

140
125
130

9
S

82

C4

m

ISO

93

%

1OO

189

137

117
14
1
117

96
95
97

129
122
124
122
120
126

231

348

153

2SS

313

82

272

01

490

244

343

114

196
105

100

53

129

113

100
67

32

122

100

59

121

100
26

100

109

01

109

189
160
203
221

1OO

81

100

1932.
January..
FebruaryMarch
April
May....
June
July....
August
September
October...
NovemberDecember ..

184

315

425

190

no*

162

322

4C0

245

124

145
103
117
144

147

195

545

164

180

1GS

173

194

3CS

232

73
84
141
106

67
94
134
10S

79
131
90
94

07
155
70
129

131
123

176
177

375

120

117

1C2

377

164

123

152

378

240

130

177

469

174

136

229

472

214

100

292

153

140

87

203

227

33

111

125

148

35

85

52

22G

263

120

62

115

64

207

42

173

103

369

370

162

171

325

31

196

120

307

433

12

6S

139

92

162

83

94

110

167

134

2S6

565

37

111

S3

44

240

70

109

119

2S9

490

4S

148

111

168

170

19

137

54

527

352

62

67

117

80

162

47

53

44

122

247

43

87

201

173

135

127

336

350

103

70

124

22

143

72

333

221

150

101

63
93

176

124

109

159

22

72

43

162

157

116

94

316

51

90

80

80

123

275

87

81

79

1933.
January*..
February..
March.....
April
May.
June
July.
August
September..
October.*-.
November..]
December..

159

217

523

310

113

179

407

119

126

213

291

191

114

227

5S4

115

181

474

102

126

92

157

99

151

195

92

126

252

204
107
112
126

152
106
120
148

171

76

S14

197

421

254

86
144
111

291

127
174

125

349

409

261

128

221

471

173

82
134
92

13S

227

555

193

97

100

298

461

152

309

197

112

833

128

200

121

173

90

113

103

83

65

230

77

117

124

229

72

147

109

SB

169

224

63

93

23ft

200

132

107

109

191

261

149

97

70

85

102

254

96
17
3

34

108

74

164

301

64

113

36

238

23

160

65

101

173

502

133

178

345

24

70

58

154

100

193

56

87

7

16

75

49

100

1S3

102

[A

62

69

150

33

95

71

61

184

20

ISO

37

125

94

88

273

297

15

107

185

143

305

278

72

329

35

Ul

114
124

100
158

72

126

118

132

53

70

1924.

98

January....!
February...:
March
April

Business failures are from Dun's

e footnotes on opposite page also
in

•J

^

^

S n dtotal

cor

Porate tecurities Irom C^merctal and

lUUUUtiO

total dividend
p. 51. It is to




be obtained by subtracting
eptember
September SURVEY (NO. W*

189
Table 133.—CORPORATE AND MUNICIPAL FINANCING.
[Base year In bold-faced t y p e ; index n u m b e r s o n opposite p a g e ]
BUSINESS
FAILUltES.

DIVIDEND AND INTEREST
PAYMENTS.

COEPOUATE ISSUES.

SOUTH*
NEW
HRX
MUNICIPAL IJOND
ISnoxi)
Total corporate securities.
SUES, w
(Commercialand Financial Chronicle.)
ISSUES.'

Dividend payments.3

3

I

Y E A B AND MONTH

be

-g
Number of
firms.
1913 monthly a v . .
1914 monthly a v . .
1915 monthly a v . .
1916 monthly a v . .
1917 monthly a v . .

1,336
1,523
1,846
1,410
1,155

$22,723
29,826
25,191
10,351
15,203

1918 monthly a v . .
1919 monthly a v . .
1920 monthly a v . .
1921 monthly a v . .
1922 monthly a v . .
1923 monthly a v . .

834
538
740
1,638
1,973
1,500

13,585
183,275
9,441 1,050,519
24,593 1,249,920
52,284
663,260
51,491 '700,013
44,949
780,895

January
February
March
April

2,723
2,331
2,463
2,167

73,796
72,608
71,608
73,059

May....
June....
July....
August.

1,900
1/740
1,753
1,714

September..
October
November..
December..

1,
1,708
1,737
1,814

lit
IP

a
5

•a o

I
8

'o

2

a

Thousands of dollars.

$172,301 $148,103 |$69,83S ?38,527 $24,733 $4,906 5137,145
120,306 148,948 68,481 36,530 24,549 5,368 119,710
164,915 155,420 66,019 36,374 23,013 5,149 119,613
276,925 177,919 77,176 44,0SG 26,095 6,020 182,208
373,198 199,095 89, SoO 56,542 26,038 6,493 127,498

534,049
37,159
41,019
41,450
37,078

$40,268
23,838
12,894
24,307
32,701
39,428
37,50S
55,341
63,503
32,905
36,454

85,184
79,745
80,248
76,965
77,5o4
79/S12

53,788 24,135 6,318
48,264 23,705 5,977
50,140 23,832 6,074
45,200 23,663 5,970
43,723 23,508 5,902
44,972 24,03S 6,194

112,008
251,761
258,886 $89,253 $157,935 $225,825 $21,357
219,572 23,271 177,903 151,828 49,407
28.'), 395 51,969 204,078 194,587 61,460
303,418

21,002
04,18:1
64,472
11S,3S5
106,629
92,680

813,053
591,404
731,860
792,372

361,925 136,925
109,350 73,250
280,950 76,850
363,235 80,376

55,300 24,650 14,325
39,650 27,450 6,150
45,250 28,450 3,150
22,875 7,951

209,062
202,749
283,724
445,196

32,333
30,894
37,413
27,792

57,191
48,201
78,710
65,608

77,2S8 13,228
89,493 48,157
125,903 Go,231
147,300 4,940

36,701
1G,444
45,113
17,881

44,403
38,242
40,010
40,280

938,195
297,557
634,259
646,605

242,576
287,100
344,050
178,061

50,976
58,900
98,150
74,261

25,875
36,100
51,650
41,500

4,601
2,150
8,225
3,936

400,700
329,304
232,976
222,612

98,532 264,274 301,783 61,024
62,SSS 267,013 268,725 61,776
17,360 216,810 121,614 112,556
41,745 82,971 98,566 20,150

124,425 14,720
169,748 19,245
120,008 24;8U
83,957 19,471

29,176
38,919
17,529
22,829

36,908
34,647
40,265
52,069

650,044
651,577
808,720
813,901

242,165
350,035
257,072
317,200

55,266
91,435
62,810
65,450

37,425 147725 3,115
59,825 .22,975 8,635
26,800 30,650 5,360
49,750 12,500 3,220

82,500
81,740
34,651
27,375

119,200 43,650
75,125 00,32S
53,497 40,045
93,600 35,153

18,511
20,580
24,672
21,401

January
February
March
April

2,120 40,210
1,508 40,628
1,682 48,393
1,520 51,492

909,694
700,708
500,819
,006,258

459,510 142,710
.175,855 74,655
282,800 78,210
372,535 88,275

55,700
40,700
46,100
56,900

24}S00 14,610
27,655 6,300
28,900 3,210
23,100 8,275

632,784 135,874 487,515 445,463 [77,920
237,609 80,315 177,889 231,695 20,510
313,928 64,536 231,760 245,938 50,357
274,425 117,802 168,817 245,862 40,757

98,810 4S,GG5
79,429 35,464
7fi,301 35,552
89,031 GO,073

20,S32
20,202
17,843
25,400

May....
June
July....
August.

1,530
1,358
1,231
1,3.19

41,022
28,678
35,721
34,335

817,230
,403,336
724,920
335,462

253,425 52,925
292,400 60,300
375,510 100,460
187,525 77,525

26,950
36,900
52,910
42,675

20,975
21,100
28,100
30,600

5,000
2,300
8,750
4,250

348,220
326,711
237,255
137,423

30,5S2
25,427
21,715
14,557

171,126
262,928
110,415
118,488

102,351 25,505
171,0S2 40,765
67,5JS 62,203
62,328 41,003

29,805
34,961
14,S40
14,264

September..
October
November.
December..

226 2S,699
673 79,302
1,704 50,292
837 51,615

500,830
704,000
811,849
955,632

258,416
3S7,120
256,500
286,050

38,506 15,315
60,795 23,610
27,575 31,150
50,950 13,150

3,396
9,015
5,775
3,450

205,516
246,446
374,866
305,827

29,870 111,410 137,098
33,101 197,325 211,GS5
95,402 291,635 321,915

57,506
301,19S
94,619
111,861

17,938

227,061
265,704
284,573
278,484
283,310
29S, 9S7

$26,316

1933.

20,875
20,650
27,475
28,825

220,597
134,774
273,163
309,852

195,739
117,4G7
231,SGO
271,976

276,320 154,689 213,992 2$0,180
170,582 19,801 225,123 103,1S4
217,714 19,478 113,242 9S,070
433,200 80,716 120,628 179,960

1933.

57,216
93,420
64,500
67,550

106,5S3 35,12S
214,601 73,754
130,530 1,600
111,657 21,388
4,1S2
18,741
6.">, 126

39,453
5,851
28,859

1034.
January
February....
March
April
,
See footnotes on opposite page also.
'Includes stocks for new capital and refunding purposes.
* Includes both long and short term bonds and notes representing new capital and refunding capital.
7
Includes all forms of corporate securities Moated for purposes of new capital.
s
Includes all forms of corporate securities floated for purposes of refunding.
9
10 Sales by States and municipalities of New Bond Issues.
^
The South herein represented consists of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma,
south Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia,




190

Table 134.—AGRICULTURAL AND CORPORATE FINANCING.1
[Index numbers for base year In bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]
NEW CORPORATE BOND ISSUES

With banks and
livestock loan
companies^

With cooperative
marketing
associations*

1917 monthly average
101S monthly average
1919 monthly average
1D20 monthly average
1021 monthly average.
1922 monthly average.
1023 monthly a vertigo

September
OctobfjNovember
December

September
October
November
December

May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1924.
January
February
March
April

ioe oanks werefloodedwith loan
for the diminishedfiguresof 1920 2




Ufl 0 I mua

se

Ilmg had depleted the resources. These facts will account

191

Table 135.—AGRICULTURAL AND CORPORATE FINANCING.1
[Base year in bold-faced type: Index numbers on opposite
AGRICULTURAL LOANS.

YEAR AND MONTH.

Total Federal Jolntfarm- Btock
by
land
land
loan
banks. banks. banks*

War Finance Corporation.*
With banks and
live-stock loan
companies**
AdRevance- payments. ments.

Loans closed.

NEW COItrORATE BOND ISStJKS.

Balance.

With cooperative
marketing
associations.

Rallioads.

Ad* i Re.
vance- pay- Balments, ruents. ance.

rubllc utilities.

Industrial
corporal ions.*

ReNew
Nnw
capital. fund- ; capital. fu ruling.

Thousands of dollars.
1917 m o n t h l y
1918 m o n t h l y
1919 m o n t h l y
1920 m o n t h l y
1921 m o n t h l y
1922 monthly
1923 monthly

average.,
average..
average..
average..
average..
average..
average..

$3,259
10,526
15,937
7,883

$3,259
9,826

$701

11,614
6,071
7,5S6
18,692

1,812
778
13,143

16,377

16,377

2,426
6,706
9,332
12,906

1,958
6,129
9,204
12,506

463
577
128
400

,

11,840
14,050
17,263
32,877

11,407
13,300
15,054
29,238

433
750
2,209
3,639

1,716
28,108
44,9S8

1922.
January
...,
February.*.
March
,
April
,

23,215
27,100
31,036
32,953

18,192
18,527
22,249
18,203

5,023
8,573
8,787
14,745

May....
June
July
August

.,

32,597
27,747
26,260
29,239

19,404
18,077
16,549
17,605

September
,
October
,
November......
December

32,670
41,358
37,410
40,486

1023.
January
February.......
March
April

8,364

31,839
32,393

$106,00'.)
96,259

$1,708 $1,391 $7,082
7,3SS
511
1,605

4,500
25,152
10,391

$0,754
16, 007
29,165
30,o44

12,196
8,000
25,600
None.

$14,0CO
1,109

25,19S
28,056
38,707

None.
G,987
None.
1,500

29,170
9,l&0
30,741
29,450

ll,7$0
70
9,800
3,611

17,073
10,929
15,150
10,000

2,423
0,413
000
2,250

133,020
None.
8,454
77,751

None.
None.
5,655
4,449

8,909
22,716
08,640
16,236

28,103
14,737
10,432
29,244

16,700
15,575
13,640
74,050

8,000
None.
2,200
3,750

$10,fi08
1,501 , 24,905
10,200
21,103
10,(JS5
20,5C3

2,730
3,13S
G.3S3

1921.
May....
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

,

103
343

1,716
29,720
74,365

640
2,987
4,521

2
172

641
3,625
7,975

44,324
34,357
37,107
17,967

1,596
2,730
6,648
7,372

117,093
148,720
179,179
189,775

1,759
975
477
278

189
497
3,424
2,573

9,545
10,023
7,076
4,782

84,629
26,021
70,684
103,756

27,643
18,800
15,333
11,945

11,218
17,733
40,902
25,028

13,300
18,575
5,395
26,567

8,875
29,060
35,192
38,000

None.
10,250
4,S5S
4,£>90

13,133
9,670
9,711
11,634

15,129
6,714
4,232
3,166

10,625
8,231
8,181
11,926

194,279
192,762
188,813
180,053

4,209
13
None.
700

2,084
1,006
980
630

6,906
5,852
4,872
4,942

19,543
64,511
23,825
4,879

None.
750
33,703
None.

120, SS8
52,510
27,2*0
10,971

15,746 !
17,459
24,709
470

33(41S
23,936
3-vSlS
14,459

IS, 757
E.074
9,144
4, Gil

17,967
19,478
18,309
19,585

14,703
21,8S0
19,011
20,901

1,139
897
1,867
1,815

9,048
15,307
13,261
11,416

172,143
157,733
146,339
136,737

112
SSO
6,336
4,759

326
450
2,173
2,303

4,728
5,15S
9,321
11,777

30,637
10,625
3,505
21,872

None.
4,500
4,000
8,000

29,085
63,165
23,640
16,005

22,500
28,852
2S,O6O
2, ±30 j

1R,24O
43,230
3-f»23G
22,100

None.
12,297
2,591
989

46,445
47,153
46,124
41,323

21,501
17,486
18,91Q
15,942

24,944
29,667
27,208
25,381

3,346
2,026
1,995
1,213

13,011
9,208
9,480
7,153

127,072
119,830
112,346
106,406

1,607
300
329
5,0S9

1,212 12,172
1,865 10,609
2,029' 8,907
1,469 12,528

4,000
9,903

66,940
47,0S2
63,6S3
23,860

34,268
31,558
25,930
23,424

15,910
15,640
14,586
14,273

18,353
15,918
11,344
9,151

971
934
362
316

6,340
4,892
3,478
3,86!

101,037
97,078
93,963
90,415

None.
None.
None.
None.

1,566
2,200
1,409
2,744

10,961
8,755
7,347
4,603

2,170
None.
None.
None.

36,053
44,935
24,7*°
22,479

44,833 | 167,149
2,855
31,410
13,132
45,890
31,S00
40,273
17,179
16,823
27,765
42,422
30*) |J 50,5S5
12,301 || 2,485

49,001
5,80">
250
3.872

May
June
July,
August

50,S02
32,555
56,300
37,001
36,157
14,045
16,780
25,895

September
October
November
December

19,812
29,659
19,894
23,121

13,033
14,436
13,99?
16,462

6,779
15,223
5,896
6,659

220
617
217
974

4,313
7,417
0,548
6,268

86,328
79,528
73,197
67,9.03

None.
1,618
345
440

1,335
831
1,202.
1,390

3,26S
4,055
3,198
2,249

23, M0
66; 065
83,052

1,000
12,720
4,440

31,135
66,. 135
135,19D

i.ir>o '1 20,813
4,500 i' :,7,i>G2
56,c>72

3S2
1,308
3,714

,

10,000

None.

10, 085
4.000
MX)
None.

1924.
January
February
March
April
See footnotes on opposite page also.
•Advances for "Agricultural and live-stock purposes7'under the agricultural credits act of August 24,1921.
»Loans to banks and livesock associations were combined because of their parallel trend. Cooperative Marketing Association figuros could not well be combined
livestock as

d

• Represented^! issues ofUiTfolIowing industries combined: Iron, steel, coal, copper, equipment, manufacturers, motors and accessories, and miscellaneous industrial
and manufacturing companies.




192
Table 136.—CORPORATION STOCKHOLDERS.1
[Base year In bold-faced type.]
PENNSYLVANIA
RAILROAD
CO.

AMERICAN ,
U. S. STEEL CORP. TELEPHONE PENNSYLVANIA
(COMMON
AND TELE- RAILROAD CO.
STOCK).
GRAPH CO.
Per- Stockholders
centage of
shares
held
DoForForby
eign. b r o k - m e s - eign.
tic.
ers.

Stockholders. Stockholders.

Domestic.

YEAR AND MONTH.

Foreign.

Domestic.

Stockholders.

Do*
mestic*

Foreign.

1,529
1,697
* 1,980
939
1,191

51.48
46.73
45.87
55.08
51.88

53,305
56,932
62,279
67,504
78,597

1,041
1,175
1,270
1,187
999

84
ISO
217
79
59
247
44 ' . 303
47
409
44
499

110
119
122
193
221
254

102,798
111,316
126,424
138,450
136,181
138,846

1,773
1,727
1,500
1,743
2,869
2,847

64,314
73,510
88,085
104,621
97,5S0
94,489

1,484
1,475
1,300
1,341
1,380
1,431

43.22
40.65
30.35
22.45
24.36
22.70

96,035
115,482
131,643
163,703
217,599
265,638

1,143
1,239
1,267
2,013
2,297
2,644

223

231
247
252
259

113
113
113
149

121,326
124,943
127,768
131,659

1,595
1,525
1,472
1,409

82,246
85,909
89,665
94,520

1,337
1,320
1,287
1,256

33.46
32.09
30.69
25.17

122,999
131,558
134,112
137,901

1,173
1,173
1,174
1,547

249
251
254
256

272
289
325
345

170
188
206
209

137,007
139,702
138,243
138,847

1,386
1,373
1,362
2,852

103,093
103,976
105,355
106,061

1,283

1,379

24.27
22.61
21.49
21.44

144,716
153,649
172,770
183,676

1,774
1,953
2,146
2,180

368
378
430
463

213
215
222
234

138,895
136,940
134,279
134,609

2,915
2,888
2,851
2,820

105,261
97,9S9
94,789
92,281

1,399
1,370
1 384
1,365

22.02
24.09
25.05
26.28

195,608
201,303
223,592
246,494

2,217
2,233
2,309
2,431

480
490
507
520

242
250
261
262

136,247
136,356
141,433
141,348

2,814
2,843
2,852
2,880

92,711
91,593
95,462
98,189

1,355
1,351
2,4S1
1,536

26.24
23.34
20.83
20.62

255,421
260,446
269,762
269,923

2,524
2,603
2,719
2,729

1918 quarterly average..
1919 quarterly average..
1920 quarterly average..
1921 quarterly average..
1922 quarterly a v e r a g e .
1923 quarterly average..

141
153
174
190
187
191

16
15
13
15
26
25

155
177
213
252
235
22S

1020.
March
Juno
September..
December..

167
172
176
181

1021.
March
June
September
,
December

188
192
190
191

95
107

100
111
U29
61
78
97
96
85
88
90 .
94

87
207
216

191
188
185
185




Number.

41,436
47,777
M2,020
39,365
44,531

uoi

1924.

Foreign.

11,358
11,839
11,816
6,884
2,235

100
105
105
61
20

January
February
March
April

Doniestlc.

72,714
78,682
81,603
85,343
93,331

10S
112
117
128

187
188
195
194

shares
held
by
brokers.

100
113
122
114

100

1923.
March
June
September..
December..

Foreign*

Stockholders.
Percentage
of

100
107
117
127
148

average..
average..
average..
average..
average..

1922.
March
June
September
December

100
91
89
107
101

Domestic.

AMERICAN
TELEPHONE
AND TELEGRAPH CO.

B.-NUMERICAL DATA.

A . - I N D E X NUMBERS.
1OO
115

Stockholders.

Number.

Relative to 1913.

1913 quarterly
1914 quarterly
1915 quarterly
1916 quarterly
1917 quarterly

tJ. S* S T E E L C O R P .
(COMMON
STOCK).

90

254
236
229
223

25
25
25
26

224
221
230
237

97
100

51
45
40
40

1,334
1,363

I

*"*

. Industrial—have been furnished direct by the
December figures are for Dec. 31 or Jan. l.

193

Table 137.—PUBLIC FINANCE.1
[Base year In bold-faced type.]
U . S . GOVERNMENT
DEBT- 1

YEAR AND MONTH.

U.S.
GOVERNMENT
FINANCES.^

Total
Cus- Total
inter**
ordiest- Gross toms nary
debt.
rebearreceipts.s ceipts.3
lng.
Relativetol919.

MONEY IN
U. 9,
CIRGOVERNMENT
CULATION.*
DEBT.*

Ordinary
Total
Per
exTotal. capita. interest- Gross
pendibearing. debt.
tures^

Relative to 1913.

tT. S. GOVERNMENT
FINANCES.*

CusTotal
toms
ordinary
receipts.3 receipts.3

Relativetol919, Millions of dollars.

A.—INDEX NUMBERS.

Thousands of dollars.

4
4
4
4
11

5
5
5
5
12

100
02
66
67
71

1OO
101
96
103
166

1OO
101
105
101
273

70
71
68
75
80

76
76
72
78
82

$966
968
970
972
2,713

$1,193
1,188
1,191
1,225
2,976

826,512
24,344
17,439
17,656
18,832

Juno 30,1918..
June 30,1919..
Jane 30,1920..
June 30,1921..
June 30,1922..,
June 30,1923..

48
100
95
94
90
87

48
1OO
95
94
90

67
58
101
97
112
177

506
712
925
777
£68
554

1,750
2,553
S93
763
523
510

90
1OO
111
101
91

91
100
111

11,986

15,000

24,336
23,737
22,711
22,008

12,244
25,483
24,298
23,97ti
22,964
22,350

1921.
September
October
November
December

94
92
93
92

94
92
93
92

88
100
94

1,143
394
324
1,227

444
601
602

97
96
95
94

95
94
63
92

23,675
23,199
23,364
23,188

1033.
January...
February..
March
April

92
92
91
91

92
92
91
91

103
126
152
128

317
291
913
328

443
310
582
460

91
92
92
91

88
89
89
87

May....
June....
July....
August.

91
90
90
90

91
90
99
90

134
147
141
147

342
784
340
399

433
582
373

91
91
90
92

90
91
90
90

200
151
157
141

754
499
376
773

574
771
421
563

175
182
235
203

354

443
404
566
528

90

1923.
January..,
February..
March
April
[
May....
June....
July....
August.
September..
October
November.,
December..

87

87
86
86
86

401

13,304
3,402
3,261
3,591
3,849

W4.56
34.35
32.38
35.06
36.96

26,909
25,714
29,704
46,827

305,382
429,355
557,880
468,744
342,425
333,928

1,058,153
1,543,575
540,174
461,517
316,275
308,123

4,336
4,795
5,332
4,843
4,374
4,729

40.90
45.18
50.11
44.80
39.80
42.50

23,923
23,457
23,618
23,438

23,357
26,408
24,843
26,155

689,328
237,818
195,483
740,293

286,413
363,470
363,873
402,631

4,665
4,611
4,561
4,622

42.99
42.44
41.93
41.51

23,152
23,239
22,904
22,955

23,389
23,479
23,145
23,191

27,251
33,652
40,288
33,804

191,001
175,651
550,758
197,920

267,570
187,391
352,017
277,948

4,353
4,402
4,413
4,385

39.91
40.31
40.37
40.06

88
83
87

22,900
22,711
22,717
22,790

23,137
22,964
22,958
23,042

35,578
38,862
37,492
39,012

203,376
472,936
204,977
216,778

261,564
351,753
225,498
221,656

4,370
4,374
4,337
4,394

39.87
39.86
39.47
39.03

04
95
%
99

91
92
03
95

22,564
22,826
22,709
22,483

22,818
23,077
22,964
22,995

53,135
40,136
41,647
37,502

454,809
301,239
226,974
466,273

347,112

465,897
254,253
340,176

4,521
4,570
4,617
•4,733

41.04
41.44
41.80
42.81

96
97
97

90
92
93
93

22,359
22,368
22,390
22,327

22,732
22,717
22,723
22,646

46,346
48,311
62,172
53,736

213,553
197,517
641,082
241,830

267,672
244,276
341,935
318,9SS

4,509
4,611
4,C56
4,668

40.74
41.61
41.98
42.04

94
94
93
95

22,186
22,008
31,959
21,902

22,631
22,350
22,271
22,201

52,417
50,023
43,225
42,500

211,118
630,9S1
205,742
235,505

319,038
351,051
242,222
234,493

4,706
4,729
4,696
4,778

42.34
42.50
42.16
42.85

96
97

21,834
21,801
21,780
21,641

22,125
22,082
22,055
21,914

44,810
51,713
46,565
40,946

530,778
230,261
190,844
676,317

314,821
426,543
256,237
400,939

4,850
4,835
4,923
4,951

43.45
43.27
44.01
44.22

350
1,046
341
390

38S

98
99
9$
100

880
382
316
956

521
706
424
663

101
101
103
103

87
87
87

Millions
of dolls. Dollars.

860,474
61,282
03,353
61,250
165,025

195
176
154

87

87

1,063

Per
capita.

61,195
57,972
65,003

198
189
163
160

87
87

327

Total.

B.-NUMERICAL DATA.

June 30,1913-.
June 30,1914..
June 30,1915. .
June 30,1916..
June 30,1917..

September..
October
November..
December..

Ordinary
expenditures.

MONEY
IN
CIRCULATION.

528
581
401

i

1024.
January.,
February,
March... „
April.....

^Statement.
* Yearly figures are av
represent those chargeable
_ * Represents money he
Report (1923), p. 555.

79692°—24



^ ^

^

^

^

^ ^

^

Qf

^

^

lndIcatftL

Monthly

flgures

are

taken from the daily Treasury statements. Expenditures

t s i d e i h ^ S u r y ' a n d Federal Reserve System. The revised- yearly figures are as of June 30 and are taken from the Secretary's Annual

13

194
Table 138.—GOLD AND SILVER.1
[Base year in bold-faced type.]

I

Do-

Pro- Price Price
in
Im- Ex- duc- in
ports. ports tion. New , Lon>
YorK. don.

Ex|ports* ports.
Im-

YEAR AND
3IO.VTIT.

SILVER.

GOLD.

SILVER.

GOLD.

Imports*

Exports.

DomesRand
tic
receipts output.
at mint.

Imports.

Exports.

Production.

Price
in
New
York.

Price
In
London.

mint.
Thousands of
dollars.

Relative to 1913.

Fine ounces.

1018 n m a v
97
1019 m a a v
120
673
1920 maav.
1921 mo.av 1,085
432
1922 mo, av,
507
1923mo.av,

100
243
34

1OO

100

1OO

105

95

72

107

103

90

170

90

105

9C

405

76

103

140

15
1

05
91
92
137

. 76

76
136
82
98

71
70
75
74
7
6
8
6
78

192

91

24'

351

42

03

241

26

54

02

171

5S

8C
104

102
85
85

197

96

48

57

108
112
111
107

20!

68

40

1OO

403
381
181
82
100

45
401

31

100
-32
85
112
134

Thou- Dollars; Pence per
[sands of j per standard
fine
fine , ounce,
ounces. ounce. 0.925 fine.

NUMERICAL DATA.

INDEX NUMBERS,
1913 m(xav. 1 0 0
90
1914 m a a v
709
1915 maav,
1916 maav, 1,077
1917 mcxav.
867

Thousands of
dollars.

SO
S3
98

100
92
83
110
136

1OO

162
186
169
105
113
109

172
207
223
134
125
116

111
119
114
110

8 5 , 2 3 1 5,567 S0.59S 37.573
4,300
6,03S
.548
25.313
4,467
6,247
.497
23.675
5,883 6,201
.657
31.315
5,978
7,011
.814
40.851

$5,309 87,650 148,050 732,779
693,275
18,551 155,083
4,
757,823
2,619 157,830
37,653
772,123
57,166 12,999 133,597
751,855
46,038 30,990 112,495

2,163
2,S74
2,639
4,445

86,472
71,093
62,377
80,183
86,314
84,044

701,722
694,174
679,801
676,216
585,676
761,083

5,948
7,451
7,338
5,270
5,901
6,204

21,071
19,918
9,468
4,293
5,234
6,039

5,651
4,723
4,714
4,477
4,623
5,445

.968
1.111
1..009
.627
.675
.649

47.516
57.059
61. $0
36.841
34.333
31,927

2,449

66,251

7,576

128,643

691,096
707,825
704,236
681,847

4,4S8
7,510
5,912
5,516

4,947
4,782
4,804
7,145

4,212
4,724
3,790
3,897

,662
.710

41.442

.658

35.645

335,000
77,000
227,728
511,338

6,496
4,786
6,953
4,800

3,977
7,092
4,302
5,109

3,938
3,878
4,186
4,130

.655
.653
.644
.668

35.035

5,512
6,346
6,957
4,944

5,677
6,004
6,269
3,861

4,253
4,760
4,341
5,562

.712
.711
.702
.694

33.023

145

92
86
114
148

5,170
6,378
35,729
57,604
22,931
26,81)3

3,422

26,841
1,991
3,073
2,400

1031
Scpternbei 1,245
887
October..
November
5U6
December
January..
February.
Much....,
April
May
June
July
August...,
September.
October..
November.
December.

1923.
January..
February.,
March
April

31

38

150

09

87

25:

8

6:

198

28

61

185

500

11

51

217

541

23

45

16

631

13

43

233

231

21

48

161

September
October...
November.
December.

68

70

169

44

55

86

184

244

21

52

92

212

810

8

62

101

233

109
115
120

12

70

103

165

74

100

7
1
62
126
132

06
93
87
91

132
42
90
S3

18

60

102

«213

393

230

81

106

132

345

45

71

104

196

493

35

56

103

263

618

111

47

104

195

153

18

49

06

127

300

136

44

104

155

173

9

44

101

143

869

June
Jnly
August....

85

11

54

107

149

366

7

47

103

203

52G

7

63

103

337

619

29

67

105

216

524

11

72

101

2S5

5G2

17

60

108

232

749

10

73

106

615

1924.
January..
February..
March
April




61

106

176
273

150

47,107

141

51,299

607

99,379

129

31,666

2,162

90,388

110

127

26,571

863

75,919

109
103
111

123

28,739

1,732

66,608

121

33,488

963

70,629

124

12,244

1,579

71,768

40.0S2
38.750

33.891
33.269
34.080

119
119

231

8,994

3,407

81,839

130

12,977

1,601

76,880

117
16
1

129

42,987

644

92,399

127

19,092

956

103,262

629,786
675,697
738,635
762,490

16
1
14
1

128

224,464
20,866

17,592

109
107

116

18,308

3,431

114

26,440

2,710

89,561
119,294
104,708
82,901

747,089
778,159
764,476
790,712

»6,370
3,940
5,855
7,848

3,735
3,269
6,599
fi,913

5,325
5,161
4,870
5,052

.695
.680
.652
.638

35.305

125

93
85
110
119

110
108
113
112

116

32,820

69,425
72,284
64,^94

764,469
704,970
761,586
743,651

5,825
3,792
4,626
4,263

6,921
2,191
4,732
4,336

5,190
4,729
6,110
6,616

.657
.643
.676
.669

31.923

67
68

123
92

118

46,156

824

79,866

115

19,434

548

110
134

97
9
5

112
109
105
105

69,422

112

27,929

523

92,535

4,461
6,066
10,066

32,856

2,201

99,880

3,499
3,581
6,233
7,032

6,835
5,101
5,40(5
5,293

.670
.649
.630

112

786,564
755,309
754,30S
769,371

155
144
168
182

90
98
88

739,504
793,000
780,000
778,849

$,518
6,929
5,269
8,172

8,123
7,523
8,775
9,521

4,988
5,428
4,894
4,748

85'

107
16
0
17
0
108

112

V

8,472
1,399

117

15,951

10,392

117

9,188

655

115

27,804

1,024

103,819

115

29,858

1,307

89,549

119

39,757

747

108,432

121

32,641

712

90,77ff

35.900
35.644
34.957

34.498
32.066
31.333

32.6U
31.611
30-923

.628
.642
.636

31,713

638

' 32,774

647

33,375

195
Table 139.—FOREIGN PRICE COMPARISONS.
Jlndex numbers for base year In bold-faced type.]
UNITED STATES/
All
Goods Goods comimex- modiported. ported. ties.
YEAR AND MONTH

19
39
101
quota- quota- quotations. tions. tions.

UNITED KINGDOM.
Lon- British
don Board
Econo- of
mist. Trade.
C3)

FRANCE.

CANADA.

SWE- SWITGen.
U.S. ITALY DEN. ZER- Can.
Fed. Stat. Fed.
C6)
(0 LAND. Dept.
Res.
Res.
Bioof
Board. rcau. Board.
Labor.

tr. s.

(*)

100

1OO

100

100
99

100

1OO

160
204
225
222

211

235
136
157
1S3

239
148
158
164

142

Ill

139
142
144

115

144

149

160
159

119
124

155
163

158

162

161

128

165
162

1C5
166

163
163
158

157
163
173
174

164
165
164

174
191
108
123
147

INDIA

i

123

1919 monthly av....
1920 monthly av....
1921 monthly av
1922 monthly av
1923 monthly av

AUS-

U.S. Hank U.S. T R A - (CalLIA. cutta)*
Fed.
Fed.
of
(ii)
(1!)
Res
Res
Board. Japan. Itoanl.

(•)

Rrl.to
July,
1914.

Relative to 1913.
1913 monthly av

JAPAN.

235
283
181
159
162

241
314
202
159
159

310
193
165
170

164
162
160
160

167

160
160
160
156
154

1OO
101
137
187
262
339
357
510
345
327

100

1OO

100

95
133
202
299

512
344
319
396

409
3C4
624
578
562
574

100

Rclnlivo to
July, 1014.

Relative to 1913.
1OO
101
110
135

1OO

177
200
217
246
182

207
250
1G7
149
150

1OO
90
97
117
119

100
1OO
141

13°

193
235

170
180
2J8

347

326

211
162
157

19G
160
181

562
533

170
166
164
165

168
169
166
166

144
149
150
152

200
204
201
198

191
185
182

527

176
171
171
163

524
537

164
164
165
163

161
160
161
163

167
165
106

154
153
154
149

194
197
.201
195

183
187
193
187

163
162

144
145
147
147

193
190
1S8
183

148
152

165

259
200
106

107
154

204
181
180
170

147
147
146
148

178
179
182
182

165

155

187
183
181
178

179
174
172
173

158
159
162
161

170
177
178
176

1S4
192
196
196

170
1S3

163
101

185
185

103
1G6

179
180
181
178

187
186
182

170
178
180

177
175

175

171

172
171
173

174

181
1S2

1923.
110

February
March
April
May
June
July
August

110.

September
October
November. December
1923.
January.....
February
March
April
May

127
134
136

127

137
139
145
153
155

155

June.....

145
141

July
August

ISO
187
193

186
179
182
170
166

SeDtembor

144

176

October
November
December

150

181
19G
199

....

147
14S

146
147

159
158

156.
158

155
157
156

307
314

169
167
169
166

317
325
325
331

324
325
328
320

163
160
162

329
337
352

315
315
329

5S2

158

601
596

155
154

163
163
169

164

362

337

5S0

155

170

164
165

165
16S
173
175

387
422
424
415

346

575
582
586

156
158
162

588

159

175
181:
186
187

165
166
167
168

155
156

173

181
ISO
175

169
167
1G6
164

155
153
151
149

199
198
102

163
163
164

148
147
145
143

210

314
306

165

159
158

166
166
169
170

161
164
163
165

157

167
164
159
159

164
160

171

407
409

155

160
159
157
155

168
164

407
* 413

163
163

158
160

158
158

165
1G6

424
421

163

169
170

161
164

171
177

446

163

155

158
160
162

577

306
303
307
320

165
166
165

380
398
390

558
571

388

5S0

153

398
396
396

568

'

1G0
157
163

408
409
420
426

566
567
KfiQ

553

151
150

181
182

155
153

571
577

173

'

183183

164

180

m
157

170

174
177
179

1934,

March
April
1
Data i n the first three columns are original
obtained fromtrade journals and private firms an _ ._
The 1total index number includes also goods produced, weighted by production in 1913, and goods consumed,
Compiled by the London Economist; quotations on 44 commodities, mostly raw materials, unweighted.
1
Compiled by British Government Board of Trade; quotations on 150 commodities.
Board of Trade; quotations on 150 commodities.

...
.
* Compiled by Bulletin de la Statistique Generate of the French Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare; quotations on 45 commodities, mostly raw materials, unweighted.
5
Compiled by Prof. Bachi; quotations on 38 commodites until 1920. thereafter 76 commodities.
.
«,..,,*
. .
, .
. ,
* Compiled by the Federal Reserve Board on the sarao basis as their United States index for international price comparison. Detailed descriptions of these index numbers may be foundin thefollowing numbers of the Federal Reserve Bulkiin: United Kingdom, February, 1922, pp. 147-lo3; Canada, July, 1922, pp. S01-80G; France, August,

1922,

— ^uiupuca

11

oy m e ±fankm oj Japan;

q u o t a t i o n s i n lOKyu o n oo c o m m o a u i e s , u n w e i g n i e a .

.,*..,_

Compiled by the Australian Commonwealth's Bureau of Census and Statistics; quotations on92 commodities, weishtcd by consumption.
* Compiled by the Indian Department of Statistics; quotations on 75 commodities.
»




196

Table 140.—FOREIGN EXCHANGE.1
[Index numbers for base year In bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]
THE AMERICAS.
INDE]
NUM
BEH.

Par value
1914 average
1915 average
1916 average
1917 average
1918 average
1019 average
1920 average
1921 averago
1922 average.
1023 average

September
October
November
December

January
February
March
April

September
October
November
Decombor

January
February
March
April

September
October
November
December

* Parity (

emakse
October,




oee loonioies on opposite page also.
ported to the Treasury daily by the New YQTI Federal Reserve Bank. Averag
fal quotations from the Annalist, For figures on Germany, which have now 1
No.
r o, issue (No. 24), page 183.
»o that, par value of the rupee was 32.« cents.

197
Table 141.—FOREIGN EXCHANGE.1
[Base year In bold-faced type; Index numbers on opposite page.]
EUROPE*

YEAR AND MONTE.

England.

France.

Italy.

Belgium.

ASIA.

Nether- Sweden. Switzerlands.
land.

Japan.

TIIE A M E R I C A S .

India.*

Rate per Rate per
Rate per Rate per Rate per Rate per Rate per Rate per R a t e per
pound
lire.
franc.
franc.
guilder.
krone.
franc.
yen.
rupee.
sterling.

Par value
1914 average
1915 average....
1916 average
1917 average

S4.87
5.14
4.78
4.76
4.76

S0.193
.199
,182
.170
.174

$0,193
.195
.169
.155
.137

4.76
4.43
3.66
3.85
4.43
4.57

.178
.137
.070
.075
.082
.061

.134
.114
.050
.043
.048
.046

May
June
July
August

3.98
3.78
3.63
3.65

.084
.081
.078
.078

t05a

September
October
November
December

3.72
3.87
3.97
4.16

January..
February.
March
April

1918 average
1919 average
1920 average
1921 average
1922 average-.
1923 average

S0.193

$0,402

SO.2GS

S0.193
.194
.187
.191
.211

80.499
491
.495
.507
.513

$0,487

C a n a d a . Atrig e n na.

Brazil.

Chile.

Rate per Rate per Rate per Rate per
polu
paper
milreis.
dollar.
peso.
peso.
51.000

$0,905
941
964
997

80.324

«S0.195

236
Old

.128
.074
.074
.077
.052

.391
.344
.336
.385
.391

.255
.205
.225
.262
.266

.229
.190
.169
.174
.191
.181

533
.512
.604
.482
.478
.486

.403
.389
.262
.287
,311

.056
.893
.896
.985
,980

999
.990
.907
.730
.818
.786

.267
.225
.131
.129
.102

.226
.185
.121
.122
.122

.050
.045
.043

.084
.080
.076
.075

.356
.333
.318
.310

.235
.226
.210
.211

.179
.170
.165
.168

.485
.480
.480
.484

.265
.245
.231
.2-12

.897
.888
.882
.893

.718
.699
.653
.666

.137
.116
.104
.118

.119
.109
.104
.102

.073
.073
,072
.078

.042
.040
.041
.044

.072
.071
.069
.075

.317
.335
,350
.363

.218
.229
,232
.245

.172
.182
.188
.194

.482
.477
.479
.479

.264
.274
.269
.274

.899
.914
.915
.928

.C95
.731
.735
.748

.124
.127
.126
.127

.107
.117
.110
.108

4.22
4.36
4.38
4.41

.082
.087
.090
.092

.044
.049
.051
.054

.078
.083
.084
.085

.367
.376
.378
.379

.249
.261
.267
.260

.194
.195
.194
.194

.476
.474
.473
.474

.278
.281
.278
.278

.948
.963
.969
.978

.772
.826
.828
.807

.126
.132
,137
.136

.101
.104
.114
.113

May
June....
July
August

4.45
4.45
4 45
4.46

.091
.083
082
.080

.053
.050
.046
.045

.084
.082
.078
.075

.387
.387
.388
.388

.258
.258
.259
.263

.192
,190
.191
.190

.474
.478
.478
.477

,288
.289
.289
.290

.9S8
.983
.989
.997

.824
.819
.818
.821

.137
.137
.135
.134

.119
.126
.130
.137

September
October
November

4.43
4.44
4.48
4.61

.077
.074
.069
.072 \
\

.043
.042
.045
,050

.072
.069
.064
.066

.388
.390
.393
.398

.265
.266
.268
.269

.188
.184
.184
.189

.481
.481
.484
.489

.287
.288
.295
.306

1.000
1.001
1.000
.991

.811
.814
.822
.856

.125
.113
.119
.119

.137
.136
.124
.124

January
February.'
March
April

4.65
4.69
4 70
4.66

.067
.061
.063
.070

.049
,048
.049
,050

.061
.054
.055
.058

.396
.395
.395
.392

.269
.266
.266
.266

.188
.188
.186
.182

.487
.484
.485
.487

.317
.318
.316
.314

.991
.957
.9S1
.080 v

.847
.&42
.841
.832

.114
.114
.111
.106

.128
.120
.127
.123

May.....

4 63
4 61
4.68
4 £6

.067
.063
.059
.057

,048
.046
.043
,043

.057
.054
.049
.046

.391
.392
.392
.393

.266
.266
.265
,266

.180
.179
.176
.181

.491
.491
ASS
.4S9

.311
.310
.308
.305

.979
.977
.974
.977

.817
.805
.777
.745

.104
.104
.104
.003

.128
.134
.126
.122

4 54
4.52
4 33
4.36

.059
.060
.055
.053

.014
.045
.044
.043

.049
.051
.047
.046

.393
.391
.3S0
.380

.265
,264
.263
• 263

.179
.179
.176
.175

.486
.488
.484
.470

.305"
.311
.309
.310

.977
.986
.981
.976

.749
.737
.712
.723

.007
.095
.083
.093

.124
.118
.111
.107

1931,

1933.

December

1933.

June
July....^
August
September.........
October
November.

December/.....
1934.
February
April....

See footnotes on opposite page also.
he Federal Reserve Board is basod upon the average rates of exchange for 17 countries, Germany excluded,

* ***eiweiKii exc
_ -". The foreign excuangemaei nuiuuci iwcu«/ w«*F~*™ ™ t S « f ? ™ w u h X The index renresents the "aggregative" average of cable transfer rates on these coun1
ftnd is here sufctituted for the weighted geometric • " W S puDusnea.^ "nd sU^r HWUU aidtar«ScS5StT thd» n nM^t n > io n.Ar,ti,<. an,Thertrt,,«+^«
«4 is here substituted for the weighted geometric average previouslyaS i s e ,"goW,inemaw. *^if?om v*j^-,3r\.«,«*».*' frt^ 1» SffpSeidtai l5i£oitSrChUo, cowries
o
tries and is based on the total volume of Imports and exports of merchandise, gol ana^uver worn ana^o
imports
°^™i ^
swifeerUud, Canada, Argentina, BratU,
China,
tosed in computing the index are Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Italy, NeU»oii»uua» ««* "JlUiX\
India, and JapaoT The meth^i of computation and the reasons for the change are explained in detail 1
4

Average value of the paper peso in 1913.




198
Table 142.—IMPORTS BY CLASSES OF COMMODITIES.1
[Base year i n bold-faced type.]
Crude

YEAR AND MONTH.

materials
lor
use
Total.
in
manufacturing.

Foodstuffs
in
crude
condition
and
food
animals.

Foodstuffs
partly
or
wholly
manufactured.

Manufactures
for
further
use in
manufacturing.

Manufactures Misready cellafor
con- neous.
sumption.

ManuTotal.

FoodCrude
materials stuffs
in crude
for use
in manu- condition
facturing. and food
animals.

Food- factures
for
stuffs
partly or further
wholly
use in

Manufactures
Misready
cellafor con- neous.
manu- manu- sumption,
factured. facturing.

Relative to 1913.

Thousands of dollars.

INDEX NUMBEES.

NUMERICAL DATA.
$149,383
149,130
143,216
199,303
246,039

$50,462
49,790
57,991
84,132
105,682

$18,«3
19,561
20,242
21,678
32,144

$16,518
21,378
22,770
23,226
29,287

528,355
23,006
21,748
34,822
45,124

$34,401
33,936
24,335
28,798
32,327

11,234
1,459
1,130
1,648
1,476

142

252,609
325,367
439,950
209,085
265,146
316,004

101,760
139,521
146,073
71,090
96,381
115,714

28,795
45,441
48,136
25,331
27,660
30,228

33,114
46,308
103,179
30,737
32,2D0
44,ltO

54,030
50, SDO
C6,S35
28,669
45, 793
60,019

33,7.42
41,023
73,094
51,577
55,642
04,219

1,117
2,210
2,633
1,681
1,590
1,753

150
145
152
145

71
87
47
176

204,911
185,680
178,637
194,768

65,868
68,085
63,760
71,525

26,717
19,143
19,215
18,922

35,648
21,32S
16,465
27,095

24,096
26,039
26,263
25,171

51,710
50,009
52,351
49,879

872
1,076
5S3
2,176

93
38
107
113

157
150
155
149

253
161
136
156

179,283
188,028
211,027
237,373

60,813
59,460
70,039
94,016

16,58S
23,326
29,338
32,707

18,465
23,SS3
26,205
25,473

26,32*
27,707
30,393
32,083

53,973
51,665
53,365
51,171

3,118
1,987
1,682
1,924

158
168
218
197

107
120
151
131

145
144
174
148

87
99
146
81

217,185
215,743
256,178
217,023

82,639
80,971
86,910
69,804

27,498
22,370
28,756
25,711

25,900
27,762
36,014
32,482

30,272
34,041
42,820
37,252

49,811
49,375
59,880
50,820

1,075
1,224
1,797
1,004

170
142
150
127

211

140
16S
169
171

169
167
144
162

83
66
70
158

252,817
260,461
251,772
281,376

.87,877
91,146
87,366
110,304

31,264
26,176
27,596
22,481

34,785
37,341
38,513
42,405

39,595
47,527
47,960
48,386

58,268
57,453
49,475
55,857

1,028
818
862
1,944

172
273
220
246

102
203
177
170

145
183
192
159

147

334
185
95
142

298,493
345,104
291, S05

203

157
209
169
153

86,818
137,652
111,146
123,937

18,729
37,464
32,650
31,221

24,023
30.2S9
31,770
26,196

41,766
65,674
56,759
58,007

54,036
71,746
58,309
52,673

4,121
2,279
1,171
1,755

276

282

155
155
208
178

189
234
430
367

230
195
258
229

186
152
203
181

137
83
107
87

329,245
303,412
397,928
364,253

139,205
127,558
144,655
142,442

28,569
28,596
38,300
32,856

31,265
38,579
71,024
60,628

65,240
55,332
73,048
64,821

63,929
52,320
69,830
62,400

1,695
1,029
1,322
1,073

249
214
192
184

287
234
212
186

157
134
129
114

363
323
228
200

260
220
198
205

190
179
181
196

40
34
27
135

372,545
320,234
287,454
275,438

144,924
117,999
107,047
93,994

28,839
24,657
23,783
21,053

59,893
53,323
37,582
33,010

73,774
62,422
56,199
58,133

65,320
61,435
62,391
67,518

495
416
333
1,663

170
206
195
193

154
183
194
204

144
185
218
192

202
291
216
167

173
203
179
191

183
214
186
189

337

253,645
. 308,366
291,455
288,067

77,560
92,451
97,945
102,783

26,468
34,057
40,124
35,434

33,324
4S,067
357600
27,617

49,192
57,503
50,790
54,130

62,940
73,554
61,136
64,855

4,161
2,734
2,860
3,248

1913 mo. average,
1914 mo. average.
1915 mo. average..
1910 mo. average..
1917 mo. average..

100
100
99
133
165

100
99
115
167
209

1918 mo. average.,
1919 mo. average.,
1920 mo. average.,
1921 mo. average.
1922 mo. average.
1923 mo. average.

169
21S
295
140
177
212

202
277
290
141
191
229

May
June
July
August

137
124
120
130

131
135
126
142

September...
October
November...
December...
1022.

120
126
141
159

January
February....
March
April

100

*10G

100

100

100

106

129

81

99

118

110

138

77

71

92

118

171

123

84

134

175

177

159

94

120

156

200

191

9S

91

247

280

179

119

179

261

625

236

212

213

138

186

101

150

136

150

195

161

162

129

164

267

212

187

216
129
100
164

85
92

121
118
139
186

145
104
104
103
90
127
159
178

111
145
159
154

145
144
171
145

164
160
172
138

149
121
156
140

May
JuneJuly
August

169
174
169
188

174
181
173
219

September'..
October
November...
December...
1933.
January
,
February
March
April

200
231
195
197
220
203
266
244

May
June
July
August
September...
October
November....
December

1921

1024.
January
February.....
March
April.
1

Data from U. 8. Dt%
• Figures for Septemb




253
2S7

226
233
257

232
200

222
232
263

199

Table 143.—DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY CLASSES OF COMMODITIES.1
[Base year In bold-raced type]

Total.
YEAR AND MONTH.

Crude
material
for
use
in
raanuiacturing.

Foodstuffs
FoodIn
stuffs
crude partly
condior
tion
wholly
and
manufood
facanitured.
mals.

ManuManufacfactures
tures
for
Misready
furtner
cellafor
use in
neous.
conmanu- sumpfaction*
turing.

Total.

ManuFoodFoodfactures
Crude
Manustuffs
stuffs
for
materials
factures
MisIn crude partly or further
for use
ready
cellause in
In m a n u - condition wholly
for con- neous*
and food m a n u manufacturing.
animals. factured. factur- sumption*
ing.

i
Eelative to 1913.

Thousands of dollars.

INDEX NUMBERS.

NUMERICAL DATA.

1913 mo.
1914 mo. average .
1915 mo, average,
191G mo. average,
1917 mo. average.

100
85
143
221
252

100
64
74
94
102

1918 mo. average.,
1919 mo, average1920 mo. average. .
1921 mo. average.,
1922 mo. average.,
1923 mo. average..

247
317
330
179
154
167

210
244
128
128
157

323
400
542
409
271
152

170

116
116
119
109

156
165
142
143

135
121
159
152

100
So
120
230
332

100
82
168
336
346

100
278
1,514
1,162
641

$204,024
172,675
291,104
451,887
513,934

$64,017
40,938
47,280
60,118
65,061

$14,121
22,939
38,470
35,107
42,400

$27,023
25,727
45,880
54,003
67,228

605
344
207
181
ISO

265
232
242
101
110
142

265
323
410
208
165

233
160
145
97
88
79

503,9Uu
645,818
673,402
364,911
313,776
340,906

79,432
134,178
155,902
'81,997
81,800
100,312

45,620
56,530
76,493
57,687
38,212
21,449

117, li>2
163,551
93,080
55,805
48,£65
48,565

420
445
414
750

178
195
214
247

151
81
79
76

139
174
147
151

37
42
40
73

322,468
329,749
318,710
300,626

74,416
74,030
75,890
69,483

59,302
62,779
58,522
105,871

107
189
138
141

481
285
213
204

233
178
153
142

86
85
101
106

140
151
147
151

76
166
108
120

318,402
336,919
289,242
291,175

68,391
121,322
88,545
89,950

114
87
114
124

220
197
244
221

159
167
218
175

106
97
132
115

141
130
173
175

114
92
96
156

274,633
246,357
323,452
310,959

101
110
94
75

242
290
297
434

186
205
182
170

122

August....

148
161
145
145

107

172
186
168
161

66
183
33
60

301,989
327,639
296,489
296,249

SeptemberOctober
November.......
December.

151
179
184
166

104
209
225
177

391
289
238
182

160
177
190
184

106
100
102
109

165
169
169
175

53
94
149
119

307,563
366,186
374,548
339,251

162
148
163
156

159
121
125
111

171
192
137
126

188
184
204
183

131
119
139
151

168
166
203
197

132
102
117
70

152
153
145
149

83

184

107
95
102

151
138
169

- 182
154
139
158

151
149
149
139

201
202
199
195

183
193
193
206

205
236
251
285

192
154
102
105

169
189
194
•210

136
139
143
154

191
190
182
178

m

100
162
272
249
300

100
95
170
200

$33,066
27,949
311,641
76,022
109,835

$05,120
53,213
100,584
218,780
225,066

1,877
10,233
7,857
4,337

87,773
76,854
79,909
33,270
3G, 48-1
46,837

172,437
213,G25
207,032
135,497
107,720
123,250

1,577
1,079
980
CS4
592
536

47,991
52,639
57,929
66,607

49,948
26,873
26,095
25,064

90,560
113,168
95,495
98,042

251
2S4
273
494

67,869
40,205"
30,052
28,737

63,936
48,018
41,449
38,282

28,295
28,120
33,2G0
35,145

91,296
98,323
95,538
98,370

512
1,123
732
813

72,838
55,895
73,001
79,511

31,054
27,799
34,507
31,174

43,019
45,164
47,372

35,143
32,193
43,632
37,969

91,810
S4,C84
112,765
113,876

709
622
648
1,053

64,374

34,151
40,998
41,959
61,314

50,369
55,471
49,225
46,074

40,422
39,405
35,625
35,733

112,161
121,319
109,586
104,853

448
124
224

43,229
47,921
61,471
49,362

34,904
'32,040
33,850
35,867

107,253

113,343

55,149
40,798
33,615
26,021

110,190
110,274
113,855

357
037
1,005
803

330,894
302,106
333,332
318,357

102,074
77,322
79,916
71,136

24,201
27,169
19,364
17,741

50,741
49,747
55,025
50,776

43,264
39,406
45,877
49,987

109,722
107,775
132,361
128,211

S91
OSS
783
476

45
43
28
28

309,669
312,239
206,551
304,939

53,302
68,278
60,560
65,319

25,997
21,333
19,509
23,893

49,130
41,543
37,521
42,006

50,090
49,242
49,318
45,810

130,848
131,552
129,453
127,061

302
2S3
100

76
85
141
87

374,191
393,814
394,354
421;148

131,500
151,093
160,821
182,423

27,055
21,750
14,461
14,874

45,640
50,969
52,291
56,727

45,OiO
45,977
47,150
58,881

124,213
123,417
US, 60S
115,056

513
573
954
5S7

1931.
May

158

June
July
August

162
150
.„

September
October
November
December
1932.
January.........
February
March
April...
May
June

;..

July.,

119
108

70,262
47,868
66,611
133,700
144,333

407

1923.
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August

,
,
,

September........
October
,
November
December........
1924.
January
February
March
April

,
,




i D a t a from U. S, Department

oj Commerce,

Bureau

of Foreign and Domestic

Commerce,

ISO

200

Table 144.-IMPORTS BY GRAND DIVISIONS.1
[Index numbers for base year in bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page*]
FROM NORTH
AMERICA*

FROM EUROPE.

YEAR AND MONTH.

Total.

France.

Germany*

Italy.

United
Kingdom.

Total.

Canada*

FROM SOUTH
AMERICA.

Total.

FRO3I ASIA
AND OCEANIA.

PROM
AFRICA!
GRAND
TOTAL.

Argentina.

Total.

Japan.

Total.

Relative to 1913.
1913 monthly
1914 monthly
1915 monthly
1916 monthly
1917 monthly

average.
average.
average.
average.
average..

100
91
63
73
64

100
75
56
78
71

100
81
2
4
3
0

100
100
93
109
66

100
106
95
112
103

100
113
131
169
224

100
115
125
167
291

100
116
163
216
302

100
220
370
455
697

1OO
100
116
193
271

1OO
107
109
184
256

1OO
83
146
261
308

100
100
99
133
165

1918monthly
1919 monthly
1920 monthly
1921 monthly
1922 monthly
1923 monthly

average..
average..
average..
average.,
average..
average..

37
87
142
88
115
134

43
89
119
102
103
10S

0
G
48
44
64
SS

44
107
136
113
116
167

55
114
189
88
131
249

250
297
427
194
211
257

318
348
431
236
256
293

308
347
384
149
181
235

893
79
7
812
234
335
447

330
378
467
207
277
341

305
414
419
254
358
449

360
473
633
170
274
367

169
218
294
140
177
212

102
93
98
94

42
45
54
48

155
107
109
134

85
65
66
71

214
168
146
156

221
197
199
200

141
119
119
144

228
191
218
312

186
204
200
227

276
246
304
311

115
158
82
71

137
124
119
130

143

204

165
173
160

248
243
226

103
107
162
164

132
141
225
202

194
179
202
300

275
207
273
4S
8

62
143
218
345

120
129
141
159

1921,
May
June.,..,
July... .,
AugustSeptember...,
October
November....
Decembor.....

93
97
101

117
92
120
99

44
50
39
47

118
150
122
117

81
£5
97
109

1022.
January
February
March
April

95
99
119
91

92
101
112
93

47
58
63
55

100
69
119
78

92
117
147

174
178
225
195

212
170
219
180

138
152
144
139

245
291
222
208

248
209
239
223

339
272
235
230

228
318
523
327

145
144
171
145

May....,
June...,
July...,
August.,

103
106
104
117

100

116

56
63
63
70

121
104
112
80

112
120
123
139

221
223
236
243

239
259
285
272

200
170
179
166

285
370
386
372

265
306
252
329

3(30
435
246
465

217
100
187
14
9

169
174
169
188

September*...,
October
,
November....,
December

113
161
131
135

96
151
106
102

70
85
67
70

95
157
147
195

141
201
149
137

164
250
218
206

237
395
293
312

167
235
239
237

394
395
401
40
5

244
397
300
310

326
50
7
418
402

132
203
393
461

200
231
195
197

144

125
168
147

123
S9
133
119

90
68

186
144
239
159

148
155
218
183

222
232
356
318

258
239
276
306

251
252
323
281

361
331
369
381

376
302
39C
31
2

S96
472
546
419

203
266
244

May....
June....
July....
August.

58
4
508
634
706

142
124
115
117

106
92
85
95

83
79
86
90

125
152
124
122

194
141
124
109

325
276
238
214

306
298
304
302

299
221
195
176

407
376
34
4
335

402
292
365
387

453
280
207
199

249
214
192
1S4

September.
October
November..
December

792
590
51
0
282

118
147
130
130

91
138
110
114

90
102
87

126
201
234
190

115
145
122

205

280

168
224
211
222

17
8
248
172
200

270
288
321
313

320
296
349
398

144
144
256
384

170
206
195

1923.
January
February
March
April

1924,
February
March
April




87
78

128

320

226
210

325
303

201
Table 145.—IMPORTS BY GRAND DIVISIONS.1
[Base year in. bold-faced type; Index numbers on opposite page.]
FHOM NORTH
AMERICA.

FROM EUROPE.
YEAR AND MONTH.

Total.

GerFrance. many.

Italy.

United
Kingdom.

Total.

Canada

FROM SOUTH
AMERICA.
Total.

Argentina.

FROM ASIA
FROM
AMI OCEANIA. AFRICA
Total.

(iUAND
TOTAL.

Japan.

Total.

26,265
30,489
50,865
71,455

9,026
15,174
21,139

151,97s
1,638
2,8S7
5,158
6,089

8140,383
149,106
14S.216
199,303
246,039

Thousands of dollars.
1913 monthly
1914 tnonthly
1915 monthly
1916 monthly
1917 monthly

average. 872,056
65,293
average.
45,529
average.
52,776
average.
45,929
average.

811,578 8 1 5 , 3 5 1 $ 4 , 6 1 0
4,601
12,449
8,685
4,297
3,746
6,493
5,020
9,074
485
3,040
8,220
13

8 2 2 , 6 6 3 $32,485
36,783
23,9-19
42,455
21,525
54,870
25,457
72,665
23,340

811*844 8 1 6 , 5 2 2 $2,131
#
13,669
19,127
4,690
14,800
26,857
7,890
19,771
35,634
9,691
34,473
49,902
14,855

826,314

9,791
13,444

2,028
4,922
6,280
5,191
5,328
7,695

12,385
25,766
42,821
19,900
29,739
33,668

81,218
96,481
138,555
62,904
68,538
83,021

37,641
41,225
50,989
27,953
30,337
34,720

50,911
57,294
63,417
24,635
29,897
38,86fi

19,032
16,597
17,315
4,994
7,140
9,53o

86,837
99,696
123,053
54,447
72,P55
39,891

25,162
34,154
34,548
20,939
29,525
36,984

7,120
9,349
12,524
3,365
5,410
7,254

2.12,001
325,364
439,573
200,096
265,140
310,001

11,823
10,785
11,316
10,923

6,456
6,975
8,217
7,309

7,131
4,946
5,018
5,728

19,374
14,842
14,984
15,983

69,603
54,575
47,351
50,583

26,143
23,289
23,627
23,695

23,358
19,620
19,700
23,799

4,854
4,062
4,638
6,646

48,871
53,648
52,737
59,849

22,760
20,253
25,105
25,64G

2,275
3,129
1,018
1,399

204,911
185,690
178,159
194,769

63,403
66,769
70,254
72,733

13,565
10,677
13,930
11,434

6,785
7,625
5,914
7,372

5,438
6,917
5,607
5,393

18,299
19,215
21,888
24,626

46,349
53,443
56,317
51,869

24,189
29,416
28,767
20,709

17,133
17,712
26,717
27,106

2,818
2,995
4,803
4,307

51,170
47,241
53,345
78,969

22,700
17,077
22,519
40,242

1,233
2,8t3
4,315
6,819

179,292
1SS,OO8
210,048
237,496

1922.
January
February
March
April

68,113
71,491
85,796
65,667

10,654
11,656
13,025
10,742

7,223
8,901
9,633
8,497

4,590
3,180
5,501
3,598

20,805
26,518
33,332
22,124

56,529
67,701
73,235
63,323

25,214
20,137
25,950
21,296

22,793
25,114
23,745
22,889

5,229
6,193
4,727
4,440

65,237
55,147
63,063
58,725

27,941
22,406
19,370
18,990

4,513
6,291
10,339
6,470

217,185
215,743
256,178
217,023

May...,
June...,
July....
August.,

73,949
76,470
75,271
84,604

11,591
10,025
9,059
13,390

8,520
9,596
9,606
10,737

5,5S4
4,791
5,155
4,140

25,439
27,141
27,939
31,486

71,718
72,322
76,767
78,864

28,249
30,733
33,699
32,200

33,032
29,158
29,560
27,362

6,082
7,891
8,234
7,920

69,831
80,535
66,479
86,715

29,693
35,825
20,261
38,362

4,287
1,975
3,695
3,S32

252,817
260,461
251,772
281,376

September'..
October
November...
December...

81,677
116,530
94,517
97,118

11,146
17,495
12,227
11,800

10,683
13,035
10,250
10,818

4,395
7,258
6,767
8,971

31,846
45,541
33,065
31,033

53,194
81, Oof
70,943
66,810

28,OS1
46,809
34,692
36,983

27,605
38,861
39,450
39,187

8,405
8,403
8,555
9,595

64,402
104,6*0
79,122
81,55S

26,870
46,970
34,454
33,156

2,615
4,024
7,706
9,117

298,493
345,104
291fS0ri
293,789

1923.
January
February
March
April

103,643
89,749
120,987
105,855

14,273
10,277
15,381
13,730

13,788
10,476
14,997
13,642

8,593
6,658
11,008
7,309

33,579
35,201
49,386
41,364

72,105
75,390
115,744
103,346

30,597
28,290
32,705
36,249

41,413
41,654
53,436
46,422

11,676
10,827
13,511
15,052

95,013
87,291
97,107
100,314

31,041
24,881
32,685
26,450

17,730
9,328
10rS04
8,204

329,245
303,412
397,928
304,253

May....
June....
July....
August.

102,278
89,655
83,167
84,505

12,300
10,683
9,813
11,030

12,762
12,092
13,210
13,777

5,769

105,520

5,729
5,646

41,039
31,904
28,171
24,721

77,355
69,396

36,282
35,331
36,038
35,794

49,401
36,443
32,136
29,157

16,875
12,579
10,670
6,017

107,091
99,012
90,582

33,113
24,111
30,179
31,892

8,95*
5,53S
4,033
3,944

372,545
320,234
287,454
275,433

September.
October
November.
December..

85,375
105,780
93,448
93,351

10,542
15,926
12,786
13,153

13,745
15,727
13,426
13,688

5,820
9,248
10,777
8,778

26,133
32,833
27,701
28,9S7

66,572
86,904
73,432
68,080

33,115
37,850
38,452
35,936

27,830
36,980
34,923
36,601

3,993
5,2S9
3,670
4,256

71,014
75,860
8J,5S0
82,442

26,306
24,430
28,783
32,844

2,854
2,843
5,071
7,593

2o3,645
308,366
291,455
28S,007

26,510
62,544
102,320
63,745
82,600
96,483

4,959
10,318
13,805
11,824
11,901
12,491

1921,
May....
June
July....
August..

69,804
54,718
56,754
59,139

September.
October....
November.
December..

1918 monthly average.
1919 monthly average.
1920 monthly average.
1921 monthly average.
1922 monthly average..
1923 monthly average.

26
884
7,403
6,690

1924.
January
February
March
April
•c\, * Compiled by the V. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, and represont imports of merchandise only. Up to and including May,
i.«i f import values represented "actual market value or wholesale price at the time of exportation to the United States, in the principal markets of the country from whence
exported, including the value of all containers and coverings, whether holding liquids or solids, and all other costs, charges, and expenses incident to placing the merchandise in condition, packed ready for shipment to the United States." (Tariff act of 1913.) Beginning with June, 1921, the import values are either the actual foreign market
value, as defined above, or "the export value, including any export tax imposed by the country of exportation,*' whichever is higher. (Emergency tariff act of May 27,1921.)
s
i igures for September, 1922, include only the first 21 days of September, during which the old tariff law was in force.




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Table 146.—EXPORTS BY GRAND DIVISIONS.1
[Index numbers for base year in bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]
TO NORTH
AMEBICA.

TO EUROPE.

YEAR AND MONTH.

Total.

GerFrance. many.

Italy.

United
Kingdom.

Total.

TO SOUTH
AMERICA.

Canada* Total*

Argentina.

TO ASIA AND
OCEANIA*

TO
AFRICA
GRAND
TOTAL,

Total.

Japan.

Total.

1OO
85
116
226
263

1OO
67
73
175
298

100
88

290
432
502
311

438
5S6
605
377

265
317

349
423

205
338
573
252
193
210

154
168

236
328
2S0
218

193
167
154
174

159
163
157
177

110
173

Relative to 1913.
100
102
203
319
340

100

124
343
3S6
533

(*)
26
88
100
90
00

503
473
274
192
213

349
386
323
159
145
149

220
216
321

142
147
165

77
99
109
117

70
105
124
130

344
347
209
213

September.
October....
November.
December..

142
157
122
124

168
202
150
134

125
90
83
74

1923.
January
February
March...
April
,

119
103
144
147

138
125
149
172

May...
June...;
July....
August.

135
149
127
124

September.
October.,..
November,
December..
1023.
January
February
March
April

100
77
86
150
206

100
62
93
150
213

1OO
49
96

1S1

220
182
241
147
143
162

207
301
426
187
154
184

191
284
389
202
174
205

163
131
145
173

179
184
174
204

150
146
155
203

148
127

168
161
158

114

120

234
263
204
233

150
283
202
229

121
173
123
140

174
154
143
124

167
133
123
105

114
109
133

113
116
111
158

253
293
296
340

374
483
502

202

590

166

157
166
142
143

81
75
122
106

141
86
100
168

132
108
14S
147

116
119
147
142

97
105
132
129

113
115
141
150

135
136
152
184

316

537
361
438
270

134
180
218
164

135
121
159
154

157
179
160
144

144
182
276
199

151
153
127
112

142
151
151

132
143
147
168

176
197
161
154

249
270
250

171

149
171
160
154

218

308
204

271
193
178
197

149

96
69
90

132
165
173
149

172
236
249
195

74
99
93
84

193
296
272
244

144
170
182
163

167
178
173

241
416

286

412

268

387

209
178
22S
157

151
179
184

157

195
194
184
215

296

170

169
165
183
181

224

174

152
12S
132
125

1S2
103
160
174

236
103
196
220

170
145
129
119

156
149
181
183

146
132
160
160

175

201
213
199
203

241
271
335
274

257
339
454
364

186

171
183
187

295

162
143
165
157

May
June....
July
August.,

111
112
102

160

151
199
140

98

197
186
177
181

224

382

201

153

202

242

270
292

328

219

155

91
103

208
199
192
193

1S4

129
• 145

78
65
85
79

193

210

291

350

231

146

200

257

265

253

200

150

September.
October
November.,
December..

162
172
171

1W
248
245
234

108
112
07
110

240
292
278
303

183
181

196

179
154

176

185

314

414

19S

184

179

179

1SS

393

195

194

136
135

192

201

405

193

193

157

137

440

530
674
721

1913 m o n t h l y average.
1914 monthly average.
1915 monthly average.
1910 m o n t h l y average.
1917 monthly average.

100
89
172
254
271

100
HI
325
559
Gil

1OO
45
3

1918 monthly average.
1919 m o n t h l y average.
1920 m o n t h l y average.
1921 monthly avorago.
1922monthly average.
1V2.1 m o n t h l y a v e r a g e .

257
340
298
158
139

G05
580
439
146
173
177

1931.
May....
Juno
July....
August.

HO

141

309

197

154

1
<*)

S3
85
90

100

136

112

203
250

so
93
154
210

169
160

165
167

1924.
January
February
March
April..




See footnotes on opposite page.

143

125

140
195

251
311
242

314

128
187
178

204
186

208

1OO
85
143
221
251
243
319
331
181

162
145
146

166

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Table 147.—EXPORTS BY GRAND DIVISIONS.1
[Base year in bold-faced type; Index numbers on opposite page.]
TO NORTH
AMERICA.

TO EUROPE.
YEAR AND MONTH.

Total.

GerFiance. many.

Italy.

United
Kingdom.

TO SOUTH
AMERICA.

TO ASIA AND
OCEANIA.

TO
AFRICA
GRAND
TOTAL.

Argentina.

Total.

Japan.

Total.

3 5 0 , 0 9 3 $ 3 3 , 5 9 9 812,210
40,132
25,885
7,584
46,567
28,754
12,011
77,046
50,409
18,356
105,081
25,991
69,077

84,582
2,261
4,403
6,406
8,925

817,319
14,700
20,099
39,211
45,567

95,208
3,479
3,811
9,096
15,528

82,411
2,110
3,095
4,501
4,282

£207,002
175,135
290,223
456,887
519,459

Total.

Canada.

Total.

Thousands of dollars.
1913 monthly
1914 monthly
1015 monthly
1918 monthly
1017 monthly

average.
average.
average.
average.
average.

$124,964 S12,S27 8 2 9 , 3 2 8
111,603
13,191
14,175
214,451
981
41,733
317,773
188
71,735
338,538
78,399

$ 6 , 5 5 6 S49,228
8,161
49,984
22,477
99,870
25,294
157,282
34,920 167,450

1918 monthly average.
1919 monthly average.
1920 monthly average.
1921 monthly average.
1922 monthly average.,
1923 monthly average..

321,558
432,306
372,174
196,992
173,613
174,434

77,600
74,447
56,349
18,745
22,247
22,679

7,730
25,953
31,027
26,343
26,403

41,015
36,890
30,980
17,955
12,575
13,961

171,774 *
189,880
161,319
78,510
71,319
73,528

110,457
107,983
160,764
94,132
76,305
90,551

73,906
61,187
80,988
49,473
48,057
54,327

25,226
36,812
51,993
22,777
18,840
22,443

8,759
.12,992
17,811
9,236
7,962
9,398

50,250
74,775
86,932
53,782
45,910
54,823

22,815
30,530
31,495
19,620
18,200
22,010

4,933
8,160
13,S06
6,071
4,648
5,055

512,424
600,035
685,668
373,761
319,315
347,219

1921.
May
June..,.
July
August..

176,799
177,814
183,195
206,228

12,708
13,946
15,050

20,485
30,796
36,324
38,284

22,537
22,743
13,674
13,944

80,287
64,439
71,315
85,257

89,647
92,071
87,357
102,141

50,483
49,100
51,996
68,362

18,036
17,496
16,548
13,919

7,690
7,388
7,257
5,486

40,556
45,483
35,374
40,402

12,297
17,057
14,588
16,548

4,642
4,034
3,708
4,198

329,710
336,899
325,181

September
•October
November.
December

177,246
196,054
153,071
154,961

21,579
25,849
19,259
17,231

36,774
26,266
24,326
21,741

9,857
18,554
13,249
15,001

59,475
84,951
60,640
69,105

87,138
77,128
71,579
62,216

55,972
44,750
41,194
35,111

13,920
15,308
13,320
16,205

5,179
5,318
5,100
7,237

43,897
50,677
51,256
58,807

19,499
25,159
26,126
30,718

2,662
4,163
4,865
4,010

324,S63
343,331
294,092
296,198

1922.
January
February
March
April

149,042
128,938
180,182
183,143

17,753
16,054
19,080
22,076

23,669
22,053
35,658
31,048

9,266
5,637
6,558
11,028

64,933
53,390
72,788
72,291

57,995
59,717
73,542
71,124

32,606
35,301
44,493
43,402

13,853
14,088
17,199
18,366

6,187
6,246
6,987
8,411

54,726
43,534
53,799
41,874

27,985
18,788
22,785
14,041

3,232
4,344
5,258
3,961

278,848
250,620
329,980
318,470

May
June....
July....
August.

168,754
186,701
158,471
154,SG3

20,117
22,946
21,243
18,466

26,107
28,191
20,215
26,293

9,473
11,933
18,111
13,042

74,486
75,246
62,346
55,264

71,050
75,896
75,622
85,565

44,288
47,944
49,514
56,487

18,158
20,929
19,530
18,800

8,064
9,023
' 7,378
7,053

43,074
46,811
43,253
37,794

15,936
16,363
16,024
10,646

6,534
4,780
4,2S2
4,754

307,569
335,117
301,157
301,775

September....
October
November....
December

164,786
206,009
215,745
186,723

22,025
30,215
31,928
25,062

21,716
28,981
27,385
24,742

12,674
19,384
17,800
15,987

71,062
83,928
89,681
80,410

89,124
86,862
85,264

55,369
58,459
55,9S9
52,836

20,624
20,096
22,304
22,128

8,991
8,901
8,430
9,871

3S,845
51,183
49,598
46,421

12,560
21,690
21,455
20,130

5,049
4,301
5,490
3,791

313,197
370,719
380,000
344,328

1923.
January
February
March
,
April
,

189,059
159,586
164,798
156,405

23,286
13,791
20,475
22,306

26,086
24,442
25,031
26,290

15,489
10,705
12,851
14,416

83,603
71,537
63,630
58,460

78,368
74,742
90,849
91,827

48,908
44,497
53,644
53,799

21,324
20,937
22,943
22,834

9,210
9,780
0,105
9,2S9

41,709
47,012
58,0SO
47,539

13,366
17,662
23,642
18,939

4,479
4,930
4,493
7,122

335,417
306,957
341,377
325,492

May
June....
July
August..

138,541
140,028
127,274
136,763

20,524
19,729
16,543
18,537

22,968
18,983
24,935
23,260

9,914
13,048
9,148
8,929

48,414
55,164
45,014
53,001

103,971
99,520
96,237
99,427

62,467
'59,539
60,648

22,509
24,656
23,602
24,431

10,276
11,094
9,604
11,794

46,791
50,564
50,358
45,912

19,889
16,992
18,220
13,169

4,838
5,287
5,559
4,822

316,359
319,957
302,186
311,332

September...
October
November
December

201,989
215,369
217,501
246,335

25,032
31,803
31,374
29,977

31,511
32,797
28,580
32,395

15,752
19,176
18,231
19,839

.90,002
89,256
99,732
122,995

97,954

60,227
51,717
.45,743
45,340

21,544
21,868
23,411
19,230

S,474
8,693
9,215
6,308

54,459
68,974
70,130
76,155

21,544
27,585
35,113
37,571

4,767
4,703
4,642
5,016

381,531
400,824
400,191
426,799

84,806
80,064

January
February
March
April....
1
Compiled bv the 77 < Department of Commerce, Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, ana represent exports, including reexports, of merchandise only. Values
?
. those m W » °y ^ e (/. « - t n r t ports o U
t
are « . _ _ at time of exportation^in the ^ ^ ^ of thonUnt S States w h w w exported, except reexports from bonded warehouses, which are expressed in their import value.
3
Total for year 1917 is $3,275. No figures for 1918.




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Table 148.—COAL PRODUCTION IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES.1
[Index n u m b e r s for b a s e year In bold-faced type; numerical d a t a o n opposite page,]

COAL,

YEAJI AND MONTH.

United
Kingdom* 1

Germany.*

UGNITE.

Union of
NetherBel- CzechoFrance.* gium. slovakia* Poland. lands* Japan. Canada. South
Alrlca.

Germany.

Chechoslovakia.

100
06
94
14
1
18
1

100

100

Relative to 1913.
1913 monthly average..
1914 monthly average..
1915 monthly average..,
1916 monthly average...
3917 monthly average...
191S monthly average
1919 monthly average
1920 monthly average. . * .
1921 monthly average
1922 monthly average....
1923 monthly average

100
92

79
SO
80
56
86
97

100
85
77
84
88

100

71

100
73
62
74
65

S4

64
»54
*85
*94
106

61
81
98
95
93

*61
>69
8 72

67
48
52

74

100
105
96

100
91

107

96

124

94

132

100

147

91

12
1
17
1

115

181

100

100
103
121
138
161
181

100

108

74

210

137

SS

130

123

86

88

10S
110

210

109

78

131

141

92

244

115

74

111

157

SI

182

109

70

135

129

83

84

55

101

67
79
230

83

216

104

74

132

138

78
82

1021.
May....,
June
July....
August.

96

78

65
68

1922.
January...
February..
March
April

95

93

79

82

212

102

7S

131

139

88

77

September.,
October
November..
December..

96

74

99

97

85

82

199

92

91

141

146

93

73

73

100

223

101

135

143

92

100

72

84

238

108

83

123

145

S4

233

112

78

125

144

97

123

83

124

152

98

151

90

80

75

76

98

80

74

97

95

81

89

S3

75

107

103

77

88

91

238

107

86

212

112

72

75

139

51

107

247

125

86

103

169

105

84

224

123

47

101

146

95

72

91

246

119

52

124

157

92

62

94

230

118

63

122

144

81

103

65

*365

248

110

60

124

157

83

64

108

77

<3S9

252

109

50

119

167

91

64

109

90

61

*374

255

103

92

116

163

76

95

68

113

96

50

'385

269

118

99

116

1G6

76

97

66

110

95

75

*354

260

123

101

117

164

58

01

61

112

95

71

343

250

116

101

112

164

52

99

^ 11

S3

77

104

72

100

92

91

85

112

103

77

71

96

91

77

101

90

57

100

88

61

May....
June....
July.....
August.

79
77

71

September.
October....
November..
December..

90

1923.
January.. t
February..
March
April
May....
June
My....
August.

123

105

77

404

280

123

109

123

125

91

77

84

74

360

255

117

97

114

114

106

90

101

66

420

294

117

96

127

90

91

90

288

134

91

134

71

101

77

104

January..
February.,
March
April




90

334

265

129

95

146

67

103

91

387

274

133

96

141

67

127

97

402

291

106

67

13S

73

89

1934.

95

12S

90

September..
October
November..
December..

103

99

133

101

61

407

295

103

148

49

94

130

2S0

134

•3

no
no

84

323

143

73

120

314

142

101

106
104
90

103

379

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Table 149.—COAL PRODUCTION IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES.1
[Base year in bold-faced type; index numbers on opposite page,]
COAL.
YEAR AND MONTH.

United
Kingdoms

Germany. 3

LIGNITE.

Unlonof
Bel- CzechoFrance,2 gium* slovakia. Poland. Nether- Japan. Canada. South
lands.
Africa.

Germany.

Czechoslovakia.

Thousands of metric tons.*
1913 monthly
1914 monthly
1915 monthly
1916 monthly
1917 monthly

average..
average..
average..
average..
average..

24,343
22,499
21,443
21,711
21,044

1918 montlily average..
1919 monthly average..
1920 monthly average..
1921 monthly average,.
1922 monthly average.
1923 monthly average..

19,286
19,458
19,402
13,695
20,904
23,605

15,842
13,449
12,239
13,264
13,979

3,404
2,294
1,628
1,776
2,410

1,904
1,393
1,181
1,405
1,243

13,376
U0,950
* 11,351
10,861

2,188
U,822
>2,890
a 3,213
3,596

I", 157
1,540
1,866
1,817
1,770

874
928
970
825

2,919
3,258
3,218
3,386

1,592
1,700
1,777
1,840

2 9,723

1,189

803

156
161
189
216
251

1,776
1,858
1,707
1,908
2,197

1,135
1,031
1,003
1,095
1,062

665
641
626
757
785

7,269
6,975
7,329
7,849
7,962

534
631
1,850

283
283
328
327
381

2,336
2,606
2,437
1,938
2,Q49

1,133
1,035
1,001
888
845

747
776
887
870
735

8,389
7,820
9,303
10,249
11,428

926
988
944
1,014

447
666
658
660

284
337
330
311

1,933
1,844
1,804
1,642

9,369
10,058
10,068
10,606

1,597

877
873
939

10,359
10,567
10,479
11,029

1,766

818
832
821

1,918

1,411
1,641
1,756
1,559

1021.
May....
June
July....
August.

15,215
18,660

8,771
10,295
10,731
11,727

September.,
October
November..,
December...

17,877
18,355
19,524
20,247

11,607
11,977
11,708
11,923

3,393
3,337
3,309
3,632

. 1,876
1,906
1,818
1,965

949
861
964
914

659
672
711
703

348
372
364
373

1,792
1,920
1,983
2,191

1922.
January..,
February.,
March....
April
,

19,293
18,842
22,263
18,854

12,166
11,456
13,418
11,289

3,533
3,390
3,807
3,278

1,872
1,760
1,9,68
1,726

1,028
584
1,067
808

729
692
861
675

371

350

1,894
1,995
2,212
2,191

May....
June
July....
August.

21,366
17,381
20,213
21,667

• 12,120
9,038
9,589
10,206

3,442
3,415
3,513
3,682

1,708
1,675
1,669
1,695

854
740
778
911

734
753
* 2,930
*3,123

384
359
387
393

2,113
2,096
1,961
1,942

September.
October
November..
December..

22,211
23,015
23,619
22,122

10,157
10,753
10,456
9,684

789
844
883

1,036
947
939
887
944

78?
818
980

653
499
684

533

10,979
10,091
12,260
10,634

563

827
813
823
793

11,437
10,487
11,411
12,147

772
773
776
742

11,823
12,078
11.896
11,897
9,104

594
715
684

1,606
1,685
1,786

1,618
1,860
1,883

1,718
974

2,018
1,827
1,758
1,550
. 1,590

1,681
1,467

3,705
3,836
3,753
3,799

1,721
1,819
1,805
1,818

729
666
891
848

<3,007
<3,095
*2,S43
2,758

420
405
390

1,833
2,099
2,189
2,063

1,040
1,129
1,144
1,152

4,200
2,609
3,051
3,063

1,994
1,604
1,924
1,822

912
SSO
786
1,198

3,243
2,894
3,370
2,959

437
398
453
450

2,189
2,084
2,084
2,376

1,236
1,106
1,094
1,032

819
761
842

2,284
2,358
1,888

1,074
1,089
766
1,225

971
940
916

1,2S9
1,278
1,393
943

975
946

1,405
1,930

1,449
1,103
1,567

1923.
January
February
March
April

24,020
22,229
25,794
22,151

May
June
July
August

25,391
24,203
21,812
21,756

3,507
4,352
4,312
4,517

1,813
1,970
1,857
1,927

1,068
1,077
1,156
731

2,683
3,107
3,227
3,265

414
428
454
460

September..
October....
November..
December..

22,886
25,755
25,389

4,410

1,893
2,088

«57
999
1,421

3,042

437
504
490

61,554

3,506

1924.
January...
February.
March
April
See footnotes on opposite page also.
< Includes upper silesia from 1923 on. ' The old territory produced 837,000 tons in July.
Exclusive of the Ruhr.
Production curtailed by strike.

5
c




1,585
1,474
1,733
1,366

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Table 150.—METAL PRODUCTION IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES.1
[Index numbers for base year in bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]
PIG IBON.

YEAR AND MONTH.

ZINC.

STEEL INGOTS.

United
King- Canada. France. Belgium* Luxemburg.
dom.

United
Kingdom.

Relative to 1913.

IOO
72
63
77
60

100
102
112
120
128

100
71
87
122

50
24
27

125
103
118
47
76
111

161
89
106
64
47
85

100
52
11
29
33

IOO
68
3
5
(*)

106
81
90
C
O
38
87

25
46
64
65
97

10
45
35
65

1
11

67
65
64
60

65
66
62
59

37
33
22
22

38
39
33
35

September.
October
November..
December..

18
28
32
32

52
60
57
43

56
69
68
69

19
23
29

42

1022*
January...
February.
March
April

34
35
46
46

33
40 "
50
40

72

May....
June...
July....
August..

48
43
47
4S

27

September.
October....
November.,
December..

50
56
58
62

30

1923,
January...
February.
March
ApriL

1013 monthly avorago..
1914 monthly average..
1915 monthly average..
1016 monthly average..
1017 monthly average..

100
87
86
83
92

100
69

191S monthly aver ago..
1019 monthly average..
1020 monthly avorage..
1021 monthly average..
1022 monthly average..
1923 monthly average..

88
72
78
25
48
73

May
June....
July
August..

81 „

104
104

100
56
23
41
47

IOO
57
4
4

38
45
62
63
91

(s)
14
51

72
32
50
62
115

62
62
56
59

31
27
13
14

S t o c k s In
United
Kingdom.

Production tn
Belgium.

"Relative to
Apr.-Dee.
average,
1920.

LuxemCanada. France* Belgium. b u r g .

Relative
to 1920.

IOO
82
109

C1)

*1OO
70
21
46

100
79
134
173

56
61
57
55

84
82
80
76

61
62
71
71

76

16
23
31

76
82
70
81

72
68
62
56

71
78
88
105

80
80
93
82

39
41
52
47

76
75
101
99

50
37
28
27

117
110
127
121

58
55
56
74

113
123
127
130

23
20
19
17

126
118
128
137

134
138
131
133

16
12
3
3

141
157
160
163

122
73

2
1
4
5

152
161
185
178

7

4

174
171
170
158

3
5
6
5

170
180
184
196

1021.
74
62

47
44
48

67
63
69
60

64
83
86
49

45
44
57
55

48
46
63
62

51
66*
S6
63

102
90
99
103

67
56
61
74

67
68
71
70

72
63
74
82

18
38
72

92
90
93
100

43

106
116
118
118

79
So
83
77

72
78
73
75

87
88
94
85

41
62
60
54

103
109
104
105

66
64
74
76

49
52
77
100

112
71
73
81

SO
73
82
S3

111
126
117

* 55
54
102
107

103
73
80
90

84

121

SI

May....
June....
July....
August.,

18
68

us

91
103
100
112

120
110
85
121

108
101
114

104

72
73
95
109

111
118
124

113
120
124

95
105
106

105
125
121

77
70

September
,
October
Novembor
December.......
1921.
January
February
March
April




65
69
70
73

35
38
33

44
42

93
111

74
71

74

67
42
45
45

83
90
96

41
42
5S
64

123
120

94
95
99

60
63
65

109
110
117
102

83

48
34
25

76
77
63
47

60
52
72

87
77
90

78
78

7
5

207

Table 151.—METAL PRODUCTION IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES.1
[Base year In bold-laced type; Index n u m b e r s on opposite page.]

riG moN.
United
Kingdom.

YEAR AND MONTH.

Canada

Thousands of
long tons.*

France.

STEEL, I N G O T S .
uxem
B e l g i u m . Lburg. -

Thousands of metric tons.6

tJnlted
Kingdom.

Thousands of
long tons.*

855
744
733
754
785

84
58
6S
87
87

434
224
49
124
145

307
121
6
11
1

756
612
667
. 218
40S
620

89
68
81
50
32
73

109
201
276
280
419

21
93
73
134

106
51
58
81
140

799
658
755
302
485
707

1921.
May
June..*.......
July
August

14
1
10
94

56
55
54
50

283
285
267
255

76
69
45
45

80
83
71
74

6
3
117
434

September.. *
October
November..
December

158
236
272
275

44
50
43
40

244
256
295
301

40
47
61
74

88
100
94 .
102

288
300
390
394

32
34
42
34

312
323
385
383

94
92
118
114

May
June
July
August-—..........

408
369
399
412

23
29
32
28

442
416
428
417

September
October
November
December.

430
482
494
534

25
37
35
36

56S
543
634
652

May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

313 .
152
133.
163
127

Canada. France.

G39
653
713
766
817

87
62
76
106
130

ZINC.

uxem
Belgium. L burg. -

Thousands of metric tons.*

1933.
January...
February......
April

.

«

151
182
246
250
373

1
28
101
65
130

244
245
223
232

64
55
27
28

429
405
443
381

56
72
75
43

236
206
277
302

35
33
47
64

102
97
133
131

328
419
549
404

33
42
30
22

315
316
367
324

119
115
127
154

142
144
150
149

462
400
473
521

16
33
63
60

462
503
514
513

163
175
172
160

152
165
154
159

556
565
601
546

41
44
65
84

486
306
316
350

165
151
170
172

142
83
95
96

102
99
82
93

393
447
436
486

166
172
187
199

8Q

90
123
135

75
74
62
60

' 482
514
536

194
196
205

127
134
13S

Short tons.

73
32
50
63
116

52
64
54
72

Production in
Belgium.

101
97
83
110
00

559
593
598
627

1918 monthly average
1919 monthly average
1920 monthly average
1921 monthly average
1922 monthly average
1923 monthly average

305
116
8
8
1

714
,693
655
600

1915 monthly average
1916 monthly average

39G
221
91
163
186

Stocks In
United
Kingdom.

140 "
77

*25A77
17,015
5,430
1.1S2

7.710
6,100
10,393
13,420

w

21,280
21,002
20,331
19,473

4,800
4,817
5,457
5,512

77
83
71
82

18,374
17,275
15,738
14,297

6,500
6,019
6,801
8,122

80
84
106
97

77
76
101
100

12,781
9,335
7,140
6,795

9,092
8,543
9,866
0,359

364
358
369
397

118
113
115
151

114
124
128
131

5,979
5,221
4,804
4,454

9,733
9,160
9,877
10,626

36
54
52
47

407
430
410
415

171
182
177
169

135
139
132
134

4,103
2,900
842
707

10, $50
12,133
12,401
13,040

624
707
803
749

43
47
89
93

408 ,
290
316
355

179
157
184
170

123
74
79
79

441
221
038
1,387

11,739
12,500
14,319
13,791

S21
768
624
583

104
96
74
105

388
427
400
452

172
189
182
213

73
74
96
110

1,000
1,880
1,342
1,123

13,492
13,230
13,183
12,230

695
702
750
653

66
67
55
41

446
477
493

194
216
217

106
126
122

SS9
1,158
1,557
1,333

13,172
13,960
14,20!)
15,201

• 92

56
41
74

57
62
58

1933.
January
February
March
April

....

1

1934.

March
April

„...

See footnotes on opposite page also.
Prorated from weekly reports.
.
. .
Figures for France include lignite (averaging 66,000 tons
* Compiled by the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, from official sources..
1

1

One metric ton is equivalent to 2,201.6pounds.
* Includes upper Silesia from 1923 on. The old territory produced 837,000 tons in July.
»Exclusive of the Ruhr.*
• Tons produced from Apr. 2 to July 4; production curtailed by strike.
*A long ton contains 2,240 pounds.
* Index number less than 1.
•Average
*A metric ton Is equivalent to 2,204.6 pounds.
 for 9months, April-December.



208
Table 152.—EMPLOYMENT IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES.1
[Index numbers tot base year in bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]
UNITED
KINGDOM.

YEAS, AND MONTH.

GERCompul- MANY.
Trade
sory
unions. Insurance*

BEL- NETHERG1UM. LANDS* SWEDEN.

NOBWAV.

DENMARK.

CANADAJ TUALIA
Oliurtcrly),

Relative

Relative to 1913,

t o 1:>U>

1913
1914
1915
1916
1917

m o n t h l y average..
m o n t h l y average.
m o n t h l y average.
m o n t h l y average..
m o n t h l y average.,

100

1OO

100

99
102
102
102

1918
1919
1920
1921
1922

m o n t h l y average - .
monthly a v e r a g e . .
monthly a v e r a g e . .
monthly a v e r a g e . .
m o n t h l y average.,

101
100
100
87
86

101
102
102

102
100
90
90

1OO
88

1OO
06

101
102

CO
09
05

102
99
99
100
101

05
06
08
04
02

100
96

1OO
99

100

81
96

08
100
101
100
09
09
77
80

100
09
09
101
101
100
100
50
M
&4

Ilrlatjre
to 1*13.

10O

•1OO

07
100
103

9S
97
.

•102
•103
•103

9*

97
102
£0

101

101
100
100
95
07

10

I °
! «
!

99

M

1921.
May....
June....
July....
August.

79
79
85
85

September.,
October
November.,
December..

87
86
86
85

85
88
90
91
90
87
87

99
100
100
101
102
102
102
'101

70
79
81
80

05
07
07

85
89
SS

08

91

08
05
88

76
75

78
76
75
69

M
W
*3
M
M
H
Kt
»

• 1932.

85
85

May....
June....,
July
August...

85
86
87
87

September.
October....
November..
December..

87
88
88
SS

85
85

87
8$
89
89

100
100
102
102

91
92
93
94

90
91
91

96
07
07

91

102
102
102
102

91
91
91
91

102
102
101
100

99
09
09
09

91
91
92
92

99
98
97

100

£4

66

fa

71

01
93

73

94
05
05
06

75

90
91

May
June
July
August...

91
91
91
91

93
02
92
91

September.
October....,
November..
December..,

91
91
91

92
92
92

78
76
76
75

M

00

&
89
87
82

00
91
00
*6

87

08

M
to
»
to

82

06
95
04

60
82
S3

1923*

9£
M
9*
72

to

95

bs

89

m

H
vx
94

91

0*

94

9*

97
07

93
S3

97

94
100

0f>

*:
9f,
n

|
I

lot
iro
V7

97

*6

97

as

W
97
97

99

W

100

91

100

09

97

94

n

04

88

09
100
101
101

95
94

94
94

04

99

1W

03

04

W

101

02

96

04

ion
ico

101

91
02

06
06

$4

inn
ion

101

101

*?

91

so
as

63

Ml

99

1934.
January
February
March
April




94

w

January...
February.
March....
April

January...
February.
March
April
,

M
W

90
SO

wiag perc*nU««

209
Table 153.—EMPLOYMENT IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES.1
[Base year In bold-faced type; index numbers on opposite page.]
UNITED
KINGDOM.
YCAB AND MONTH.

Tradeunions.

Compulsory
Insurance.

GERMANY.

BELGIUM,

NETHERLANDS* SWEDEN.

NORWAY.

DENMARK.

AUSCANADA. TRALIA
(quarterly).

Per cent employed.
1913 monthly
1014 monthly
1015 monthly
1016 monthly
1917 monthly

average..
average.
average..
average..
a\'erage..

07.9
07.7
98.0
99.6
09.4

00.4
95.8
98.8
08.4
98.4

97.1
92.8
96.8
97.8
99.0

1018 monthly
1919 monthly
1020 monthly
1921 monthly
1922 monthly

average.
average.
average..
average.
average..

99.2
07.6

OS. 8

07.6

06.2
86.3
86.7

98.8
96.3
96.2
97,2
98.5

84.7
84.6

07.3
96.1

04*0
83.8
85.4
94.2
90.4

95.6
93.3
92.2
95.8
96.1

98.4
97.6
97.9
99.2
99.1

92.5
90.1
92.3
95.1
90.8

78,4
93.6

90.0
91.1
02.8
89.1
87.5

95.6
94.5
94.6
73.9
76.9

98.6
98.4
07.7
82.7
83.1

82.6
89.3
94.2
80.1
82.1

96.3
97.0
97.5
07.8

67.7
77.1
78.6
78.3

90.6
91.9
92.4
92.7

74.7
72.1
72.2
73.2

82.2
79.1
82.1
82.7

81.4
83.2
83.3
82.3

84.5
86.9
90.9
91.3

*92.1
»9S.l
3

98.5
96.6
95.4
87.5
93.0

91.7
00.7
04.2
02.9
94.2
93.4
03.5
88.8
90.7

1991.
May
June....
July....
August..

77.8
76.0
83.3
83.7

82.7
82.2
85.2
86.8

September.
October
November.
December..

85.2
84.4
84.1
83.5

87.8
87.2
84.3
83.8

OS. 7
98.8
98.6
»98.4

82.3
86.4
86.1
88.6

93.2
93.1
90.0
83.4

74.2
72.8
71.4
66.1

82.9
82.0
80.7
79.1

83.4
81.6
79.2
74.8

91.5
92.6
88.9
S4.9

January...
February.
March
April

83.2
83.7
83.7
83.0

83.8
84.8
85.6
85.6

96.7
97.3
08.9
99.1

88.8
£9.9
90. S
91.1

80.0
78.1
85.9
£8.1

65.2
67.9
09.4
71.4

76.5
74.9
74.9
76.8

71.1
66.9
72.1
76.0

86.1
S9.4
90.4

May....
Juno....
July....
August..

83.6
S4.3
85.4
85.6

86.5
87.3
87.7
88.0

99.3
99.4
99.4
99.3

93.0
94.0
94.6
95.6

89.5
90.5
90.6
90. S

76.7
78.5
79.8
82.6

82.2
84.5
87.5
88.5

83.9
80.8
87.1
8S.9

91.3
94.7
95.0
96.4

September..
October
November..
December..

85.4
86.0
85.8
66.0

88.0
88.0
87.6
87.8

09.2
98.6
98.0
97.2

96.2
96.1
96.2
96.2

01.0
90.5
89.0
85.6

84,7
84.9
82.9
78.3

$8.9
89.5
88.2
84.9

89.4
88.7
84.8
79.7

07.2
96.1
93.8 .
93.9

January...
February.
March
April

86.3
86.9
87.7
88.7

87.3
S8.2
88.9
89.1

95.8
94.8
94.4
93.0

96.1
96.9
97.4
97.6

82.9
84.6
83.3
89.6

7S.6
79.2
80.1
84.4

83.9
87.6
85.5
88.8

78.5
76.8
84.0
88.5

02.2
93.6
93.2 •
95.4

May....
June
July...,
August..

SS.7
88.9
8S.9
88.6

89.3
89.0
88.7
SS.2

93.8
95.9
96.5
93.7

96.4
97.4
97.8
98.1

90.4
89.2
88.6
87.1

89.4
90.2
90.3
91.3

00.7
92.1
93.1
03.6

90.9
91.9
92.6
02.4

95.5
96.6
97.1
97.8.

September.
October....
November.
December..

88,7
&9.1
89.5

S8.3
8$. 3
88.5

90.1
80.9

98.5
08,1

86.8
87.0

91.9
91.8

92.4
91.4

92.6
92.4
88.6

98.0
95.2
93.8

1933.

1924.
January...
February.
March
April
See footnote on opposite page also.
December.
Average of quarters, March, June, September, and December.
'Yearly figures are quarterly averages.
i ^
*The report for December coven 6,075,75a organised workers of whom only 97,687, or 1.6 per cent, w«re unempioyfta.

1
1

79692°—24



14

87 i

88.6

90.5

00.8

90.4

90.4

91.4

92.8

92.9

92.6

210
Table 154.—FOREIGN TRADE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.1
[Index n u m b e r s for base year in bold-faced type; numerical data on opposite page.]

(values).
Food,

YEAB AND MONTH.

drink, Raw
Total. and mateto-

bacco.

rial.

Manufac-

tured
articles.

Total.

Food,
Mandrink, Raw ufacand mate- tured
torial.
artibacco.
cles*

EXPORTS OF KEY
COMMODITIES 3
(quantities).

I
[
!

REEXPORTS
(values).

EXPORTS
(values)*

IMFOBTS

Wool-

Man-

Food,

en
ufac- ; "L-OC™
Iron
drink,
and and
and mate- tured j tonrial.
toartl- gplftce . Cf ti.lt steel.
bacco.
« • , , . ! o o d s tissues.

Total.

Relative to
1913.

Relative to
1920.

Relative to 1913;

Coal.

100
78
65
67
47

100
80
59
52
43.

102
120
137

1OO
83
94
98
113

100
82
73
96
100

100
89
77
91
50

100
84
• 75
92
96

100
82
71
96
103

100
87
90
89
64

100
109
140
132
47

100
84
85
77
68

100
82 :
75
93 j
64

(•)
(•)
«
<•>
(*)

(*)
<3)
(»)
(')
(*)

196
244
266
196
163
176

163
229
252
96
106
115

145
138
235
127
119
133

95
152
2&i
136
137
146

37
102
156
115
111
134

87
174
208
91
146
187

99
154
272
143
138
141

28
150
203
95
108

25
269
289
190
137
154

22
142
192
78
S6
104

43
105
181
90
91
92

(»)
(•)
1OO
66
94
93

(a)
<•)
100
43
70
80

33
46
70
35
69
87

43
48
34
34
87
108

136
132
139
133

200
184
171
162

8?
91
128
118

111
116
111
113

140
142
144
136

122
128
132
117

120
126
121
133

128
147
149
138

«
114
108
101

204
230
222
183

72 ,
96
90
80

84
8S
84
102

72
96
95
89

28
50
49
52

32
38
47
50

56
56
59
70

119
108
137
126

140
133
187
166

105
86
. 94
91

110
103
126
118

145
133
M»
127

105
101
120
111

121
118
145
127

151
140
151
129

93
111
111
101

162
171
204
175

75
100
94
88

* 93
105
99
88

92
68
82
82

71
M
68
64

61
$i
71
63

66
66
85
67

139
132
128
129

178
165
161
156

108
107
103
103

125
117
115
126

133
119
138
137

112
112
103
114

150
132
138
153

131
118
141
138

98
95
91
82

162
121
103
97

85
90
90

92
91
85
86

92
84
120

75
73
78
80

G6
57
61
65

83
78
S3
100

7fl
1U
Q1
yi

ifte
xuo
inn

to
Oo

7fi
#0
Oft
VO

1fY7

62

119
105

97
93

96
86

»o
103
93

67
84

79

82

lift
101
107
97

1913 monthly a v . . . .
1914 monthly a v . . . .
1015 monthly av
1016 monthly a v . . . .
1917 monthly o v . . . .

100
91
115
123
138

100
103
131
144
157

1OO

1918 monthly a v . . . .
1919 monthly av
1920 monthly a v . . . .
1921 monthly av
1922 monthly av
1923 monthly a v . . . .

171
212
252
142
131
143

October .
. ..
November. «
,
December....... . •
1932.
January
February
Marcb
April.

m

1021.

..

May
June
July
August. . .

77
l*

102
i\Ji

September
October
November . , .
December

120
133
149
148

147
160
188
175

93
112
129
138

119
122
121
123

143
138
152
135

116
113

173
158

1*0

Ho

10A

103

163

131

100
93

1933.
January
February
March.....
April....

156
131
140
135

.196
154
168
173

129
114
118
98

135
121
132
133

153
131
139
144

124
105
97
119

161
163
199
201

155
129
134
137

107
108
100
136

127
98
123
120

111
122
105
162

S3
82
76
90

105
93
91
86

100
SO
65
59

£6
77
89
94

92
97
117
112

May....... „

140
139
120
139

180
182

101
101

134

June.......
July
August

163
144

117
145

240
198

154
133

129
120

DQ
Off

1Oft
140

95

136

115

182

luD

•|O =

10/

lit)

1Oft

186
176

130
133

96
67

165
• 175
129
93

132
118
87
63

102
95
100
64~

111
81
86
89

75
80
93
S6

103
88
74
78

126
108

\4R
ivy

131

129
156
159
170

158
185
194
194

100
131
137
170

129
147
138
14

146
163
150
140

148
176
172
163

169
199
182
173

143
157
144
140

89
122
HI
114

160
251
213
193

71
96
91
93

89
110
100
110

93
100
05
87

82
75
77
86

81

103
122
109
96

September....
October....
November
December
1034.
January
February
March
April




141
137

HA

ra
O3
71
ti

Oft

ISO

on

94
95

sa

:

1

1
........

1

1

•

.......

'j.
•

See footnotes on opposite page.

'

...

i * * * * * *

.:...

.

i

. . . . .

s
"|

V*"

111
108

211

Table 155.—FOREIGN TRADE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.1
[Base year in, bold-faced, t y p e ; Index n u m b e r s o n opposite page.]
IMPORTS
(values).

Y E A E AND MONTH.

Total.

Food,
drink,
and
tobacco.

EXPORTS
(values).

an
Raw Mfac-u matetured
rial.
articles.

Total.

EXPORTS OF KEY
COMMODITIES»
(quantities).

REEXPORTS
(values).

Food,
drink, Raw M a n u faca n d m a t e - tured
Total
torial. articles.
bacco*

Food,
Manudrink, Raw
facand m a t e - tured
artitorial.
cles.
bacco.

Thousands of
square yards.

Thousands of pounds sterling (£).
1913 monthly
1914 monthly
1915 monthly
1916 monthly
1917 monthly

av..
av..
av..
av..
av..

64,061 34,184 23,485 16,134 43,770 2,716 5,825 34,381
58,053 24,995 19,711 13,374
35,893 2,412 4,893 2S,219
73,491 31,740 23,881 15,121
32,072 2,090 4,363 24,411
79,042 34,931 28,066
15,766
42,190 2,458 5,362 32,783
88,080 37,893 32,067 18,214
43,923 1,361 5,597 35,301

9,131 1,329 5,330 3,455
7,956 1,453
4,488 2,007
8,255 1,867
4,549 1,835
8,131 1,756
4,095 2,271
5,806
620 3,615
1,566

109,673
135,513
161,379
90,669
83,694
91,472

47,491
58,933
64,291
47,382
39,429
42,568

38,207
53,834
59,292
22,598
24,853
27,079

23,343
22,219
37,902
20,425
19,160
21,426

41,785
66,553
111,289
59,316
60,041
63,944

1931.
September
October
November....
December....

87,118
84,742
89,259
85,312

48,410
44,475
41,246
39,063

20,465
21,256
29,946
27,792

17,905
18,691
17,913
18,291

1033.
January
February
March
April

76,488
69,275
87,879
80,661

33,972
32,257
45,261
40,097

24,565
20,220
22,095
21,404

May....
June....
July....
August.

88,814
84,298
81,784
82,661

43,075
39,936
38,817
37,762

25,358
25,242
24,237
24,141

1918 monthly a v . .
1919 monthly a v . .
1920 monthly a v . .
1921 monthly a v . .
1922 monthly a v . .
1923 monthly a v . .

1,001
5,083
2,775 10,107
4,241 12,138
3,122 5,322
3,027 8,501
3,639 10,898

33,880
52,063
93,394
49,048
47,452
4S,336

2,579
13,729
18,534
8,921
8,648
9,885

336 1,194
3,575 7,571
3,842 10,249
2,520 4,171
1,815 4,585
2,049 5,564

63,842
62,265
62,894
59,375

3,300
3,466
3,586
3,187

6,997
7,359
7,046
7,746

44,009

8,595
10,386
9,823
9,204

2,710
3,057
2,944
2,435

17,710
16,576
20,309
18,962

63,147
58,335
64,581
55,508

7,032
2,861
2,754 . 6,859
3,270
8,465
3,011
7,376

51,324

44,336

8,459
10,174
10,154
9,200

20,207
18,857
18,579
20,326

58,045
52,146
60,419
60,032

3,045
3,044
2,806
3,105

8,757
7,671
8,011
8,900

45,073
40,565
48,455
47,149

10,099

2,057
2,164
2,060
2,501

265,386
353,825
363,633
330,476

6,104
11,109
10,978
11,574

133
156
194
205

3,407
3,407
3,594
4,309

2,155
2,276
2,709
2,323

4,015
5,323
5,015
4,704

2,285
2,575
2,428
2,163

339,348
252,278
304,293
302,598

15,813
11,995
15,057
14,002

254
224
296
.258

4,021
4,014
5,201
4,097

8,965
8,720
8,317
7,504

2,152
1,611
1,436
1,288

4,548
• 4,787
4,795
4,110

2,264
2,230
2,105

341,959
312,435
443,937
378,353

16,585
273
.237
16,145
252
17,305
17,632. .270

5,057
4,794
5,064
6,146

48,361
47,010
51,964
44,932

6,381
8,277
9,148
8,479

1,399
1,453
1,5S3
1,391

3,103
4,456
5,200
4,969

1,869
2,360
2,354
2,108

354,690
399,117
360,965

13,834
12,877
16,484
17,521

279
848
373
341

7,083
6,196
6,571
5,955

53,135
44,324
45,935
46,922

9,793
9,823
0,086
12,429

1,687
1,300
1,G39
1,592

5,933
6,492
5,586
8,618

2,172
2,021
1,858
2,207

400,593
342,980
337,906
316,736

22,2S0
17,718
14,466
12,982

354
31S
369
3SS

5,647
5,903
7,180

11,773
10,955
8,800
6,129

2,187
2,323
1,711
1,232

7,069
6,290
4,619
3,337

2,507
2,341
2,464
1,559

410,381
300,669
316,601
330,4S5

16,551
17,751
20,543
19,122

425
365
308
324

7,6S4
6,589
6,767
6,5S0

8,110
11,147
10,171
10,397

2,121
3,334
2,835
2,627

3,798
5,098
4,861
5,063

2,182
2,708
2,464
2,6S9

345,823
371,775
350,143
323,551

18,207
16,535
17,046
19,134

335
3S9
394
355

6,316
7,433
6,670
5,874

61,094
47,368

48,000
51,760

62,511
60,399
66,491
58,883

1933.
January
,
February
March
,
April
,

99,700
83,855
90,002
86,417

47,398
37,141
40,726
41,772

26,739
27,732
22,939

21,707
19,462
21,226
21,446

66,939
57,510
60,921
62,871

2,646

11,564

3,224

11,717

May....
June
July....
August.

89,479
89,303
76,818
88,743

43,631
44,0S6
35,188
44,070

23,741
23,652
20,991
22,338

21,562"
21,179
20,272
21,774

71,555
62,884
59,504
60,103

3,177
3,940
3,131
3,428

10,223

52,801
46,534
44,734
45,446

82,656
99,915
101,585
109,190

38,150
44,828
46,805
47,018

23,579
30,879
32,116

20,874
23,674
22,301
21,632

63,836
71,323
65,768
64,115

4,010 9,821
4,780 11,535
4,677 10,586
4,430 10,056

48,937
53,882
49,364
48,012

September...
October
November...
December...

2,864

9,470

9,372

14,005
11,540
10,835

195

3,623
3,196
2,916

3,822
5,143
4,818
4,263

50,238

19,244
19,726
19,587
19,838

9,493

270
279

360

21,848
26,409
30,223
32,499

10,101

414 6,117
324 4,920

2,616
2,937
2,078
2,055
5,350
5,874

35,555
38,617
45,501
42,292

3,408
2,796

* 14,718
* 13,417
8 12,460
3
15,432
U3,874

Thousands of
long tons.

137"

76,944
85,015
95,600
94,912

9,211

* 565,415
* 478,763
»395,417
8 438,318
M15,00i

Coal.

1,043 »308,321 » 8,203
2,575 3 298,782 13,700
4,437 370,138 33,178
2,220
242,938
9,562
2t236
348,862 15,438
2,264
345,638 17,695

September...
October
November
December

3,154

Iron
Cotton
and
and
piece
goods* worsted steel.
tissues.

190
290
143
284

1934.
January
February
March
'..
April
_ * Compiled from British official reports by the U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce^ From April 1,1923, South Ireland acquired
Dominion status, so that trade statistics for the United Kingdom beginning with April, 1923, include only Great Britain, North Ireland, and the Isle oi Man.
1
Figures include exports and reexports.
* Figures for years 1913-1919, inclusive, are in linear yards.
* Less than 1 percent.
NOTE.—See p. 197 for exchange rate on pound sterling.




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Table 156.-CANADIAN FINANCE AND TRADE.1
[Index numbers for base year In bold-faced type; numerical.data
BUSINESS
FAILURES.

YEAE AND MONTH.

BANK
CLEARINGS.

on

opposite page.]

EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OF
CANADA.

BOND ISSUES.

Placements.
[Govern-|
meat Munic- Corpo- ApplI- VacanLiabilration
and
Firms. ities. provin- ipal. bonds. cations. cies.
Regu- Cascial.
lar.

100
85
82
111
132

100
159
144
97
61

100
185
194
95
82

1918 monthly average..
1919 monthly average..
1920 monthly average..
1921 monthly average..
1922 monthly average..
192U m o n t h l y a v e r a g e

144
174
210
181
168
ISO

45
34
54
131
178

75
61
133
304
344

1021.
September....
October
November....
December

167
192
208
200

151
180
146
187

January
February
March
April

16$
143
167
150

May...
June...
July....
August.
September.
October
November.
December...

100
161
405
393
1,271

EXPORTS OP KEY
COMMODITIES
(quantities).

TOTAL
(value).

Imports.

Ex- Canned
ports. salmon. Cheese. Wheat.
Relative to 1913.

Relative to 1920.

Relative to 1913.
1913 monthly average..
1914 monthly average..
1916 monthly average..
1910 monthly average..
1917 monthly average..

FOREIGN TRADE. 3

100
73
57
43
25

100
92
6S
76

100
59
31
57
44

100
121
125
206

126

313

10

144

421

83

137

336

220
303
613
570

51
27
46
73
75
75

109
176

324
299
409
349

777
309
216
70

246
47
73
44

122
122
156
126

126

224
203
139
136

495
441
320
317

483
None.
51
2,668

23
110
29
186

65
107
158
105

102
90

56

101

76

95

91

39
35
54
71

186
163
158
145

170
238
140
164

354
110
207
279

141
10
170
4

123
45
41
60

272
88
102
50

110

104

85

140

118

224

98

88

77

103

110

233

97

79
162

94

109

229

159

91
182

110

120

237

156
186
202
194

156
166
204
207

259
£62
333
399

127
452
8
3,246

45
94
19
130

7
124
62
168

130
156
102
79

149
141
73
61

120
141

83
77
79

1,312
1,457

100
87
97

100

100
107
110

132

100
151

159

341

77

185

321

81

122

111

200

120

G2
S3

251

114

221

107

190

102

72

235

106

259

91

44

185

115

279

193

107

277

138
137
139
112

92

150

97

150

142

194

85

104

93

57

67
46

126
152
104
106

39
49

192

108

232

120

330

136

420

126

357

218

122

209

235

117
164
122

187

1923.
January
February
March
April
,

167
133
149
157

217
215
186
152

436
397
370
316

191
None.
161
237

165
266
113
47

219
423
90
52

111
89
91
106

106

May
Juno....
July....
August.

190
169
165
162

163
151
121
133

192
554
428
234

208
587
None.
None.

64
48
36

259
171
70
15

118
103
106
176

118
102
105
185

66
280

162

192

270

122

165

128

219

158

157

136

136

322

September.
October
November..
December..,
1924.
January.
February
March. .1
April




151
282
239
196

140
155
120

208
260
528

1,131

908
204
3,186

n
90
21
IS
18

123

.

347

.

135

248
173

99

157

151

242

88

125

151

306

92

107

138

269

188

110

141

259

129

442

117

30S

100
290
164
233
229

100
93
88
124
127

208
226
292
146
207
153

113
93
81
86
86
74

317
610
289
104

164
134
124
65

110
72
106
56

12
30
27
8

100

126
72
157
189
150
42
78
129
136
214

85
252
349
412

73
67
72
21
170

62
68
101
75

24
55
135
133

445
330
100
170

149
153
129
68

110
449
660
485

127
168
129
113

24
3
4
5

116

20S
135
78
78

21
50
103
160

142

202
475
47 8
30J

173
171
122
62

i

140
113
138

85
79
61

285
151
136
63
347
706
6S5

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Table 157.—CANADIAN FINANCE AND TRADE.1
[Base year i n bold-faced t y p e ; Index n u m b e r s o n opposite page.]
BUSINESS
FAILURES.
BANK
CLEAR-!
INGS.
YEAR AND MONTH.

BOND ISSUES.

EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OF
CANADA.

FOREIGN TRADE."

E X P O R T S OF KEY
TOTAL
COMMODITIES
Placements.
ment Munic- Corpo- Applica- Vacan(value).
(quantities).
ration
and
Firms. Liabilities.
ipal. bonds* tions.
cies.
provincial.
Regular. | Casual. Imports. Exports* salmon. Cheese. Wheat,
Govern-

Millions Numofdollarsj ber.

Thousands ol dollars.

Thousands of
dollars.

Number.

1913 monthly av...
1914 monthly a v . . .
1915 monthly av.1916 monthly av,.
1917 monthly av..

S775
659
637
859
1,021

1918 monthly av..
1919 monthly av..
1920 monthly av...
1921 monthly a v . . .
1922 monthly a v . .
1923 monthly a v . .

1,115
1,351
1,627
1,400
1,304
1,395

52
82
199
271

1,035
843
1,845
4,221
4,771

58,000
64,429
9,749
13,395
27,125
25,190

4,917
2,5S3
4,466
7,052
7,290
7,227

628
5,121
3,846
5,121
6,729
10,880

1921.
September...
October
November...
December

1,291
1,491
1,614
1,549

225
273
222
284

4,492
4,151
5,671
4,840

34,350
13,668
9,558
3,097

23,754
4,563
6,997
4,219

7,500
7,500
,9,650
7,750

52,340
42,509
37,740
38,596

53,195
34,602
23,031
20,330

34,777
21,971
13,488
11,647

January
February
March
April

1,304
1,110
1,298
1,165

340
309
212
207

6,873
6,121
4,445
4,400

21,370
None.
2,250
118,000

2,182
10,645
2,842
17,925

4,000
6,633
9,730
6,475

42,233
37,345
42,144
39,432

23,000
22,571
30,655
36,452

May....
June....
July.....
August.

1,442
1,267
1,223
1,127

263
362
213
250

5,247
1,529
2,868
3,873

6,234
450
7,500
175

11,878

5,784

16,765
5,454
6,315
3,095

45,892
40,816
40,486
65,857

September..
October
November..
December.,.

1,206
1,440
1,563
1,501

242
252
316
315

5,144
5,018
4,619
5,534

5,600
20,000
375
143,550

4,370
9,078
1,814
12,579

450
7,650
3,800
10,383

1923.
January
February...
March
April

1,295
1,028
1,152
1,218

330
327
283
231

6,056
5,507
6,134
4,386

8,450
None.
7,12o
10,500

15,904
25,665
10,935
4,493

13,536
26,095
5,550
3,225

May....,
June...,
July....
August..

1,470
1,309
1,281
1,258

252
230
184
209

5,687
7,690
5,944
3,250

9,200
25,965
None.
None.

6,212
4,672
3,477
1,091

September..
October
November..
December...

1,170
2,185
1,S51
1,518

217
235
182

3,035
3,603

50,000
40,150
9,000
140,892

8,718
2,048
1,737
1,775

152 $ 1 , 3 8 8 S4,422 S9,647 S 6 , 1 7 1
241
2,562
7,032
3,644
7,118
219
2,698
5,542
1,888
17,901
148
1,312
4,158
3,540
17,385
93
1,138
2,365
2,708
56,198

7,332

4,387
3,990

$55,034 331,422
51,600
37,953
37,996
39,287
42,350
64,858
70,538
98,268

Thousands of
pounds.

Thousands of
bushels.

1,757 12,942 8,378
5,092 12,076 10,540
2,8S8 11,442 5,993
4,095 16,081 13, H5
4,026 16,492 15,804

80,294
76,643
88,711
103,347
62,317
66,872

132,181
105,730
107,222
100,869
62,827
78,775

3,648
3,976
5,127
2,563
3,635
2,683

l4/,573
12,684
10,533
11,135
11,104
9,546

14,584
15,483
12,179
13,014

59,805
59,518
64,271
00,050

69,590
81,256
87,640
87,186

5,571
10,710
5,079
1,821

21,182 7,145
17,346 21,131
16,008 29,254
8,37J 34,492

11,825
10,624
16,319
21,779

0,118
9,002
9,182
7,391

51,476
54,294
79,379
47,695

47,098
47,004
60,847
32,652

1,935
1,266
1,861
980

41,690
35,382
36,606
73,179

25,785
23,439
23,970
49,271

9,253
6,801
6,176
7,275

66,121
61,669
60,757
67,355

70,459
73,107
71,821
74,486

1,089
1,192
1,767
1,325

3,156 14,207
7,093 11,760
17,470 9,487
17,179 11,587

54,007
64,699
42,494
32,877

59,763
56,797
29,337
24,456

36,615
43,010
20,586
13,971

8,296
10,003
6,859
6,973

60,318
66,875
76,264
70,205

72,934
103,905
131,826
112,038

7,825
5,806
1,758
2,986

19,230 9,233
19,758 37,593
16,636 55,316
8,816 40,669

46,131
37,820
44,082

33,388
30,939
31,827
42,393

15,539
12,013
15,005
24,047

14,385
15,497
12,636
8,886

68,086
65,308
91,881
68,181

65,635
58,646
77,787
54,328

2,239
2,959
2,271
1,979

15,975
10,580
4,350
900

49,167
42,880
43,859
73,033

47,297
41,067
42,244
74,440

30,174
26,807
28,073
67,481

10,319
8,266
7,026
7,221

84,265
84,633
77,074
78,826

76,049

84,478
81,330

3,655
2,373
1,362
1,378

2,676 11,932
6,479 22,220
13,297 12,665
20,666 11,419

4,050
17,300
7,583
21,410

67,097
68,322

77,086
63,590

51,740
47,957

8,060
8,960

71,351
76,341
72,084
65,456

68,758
101,300
139,005
124,916

3,545
8,340
8,396
5,334

5,300
22,164 29,071
15,808 64,197
8,036 57,378

41,533 40,165 30,502
44,240
35,002
23,376
45,690
39,157
24,766

6,588
9,926
8,027

1,520
4,708
3,533
1,080

3,142
428
562
610

12,533
3,484
6,498
10,776
11,374
17,923

6,103
5,G02
6,042
1,740

9,740
7,129
6,614
5,143

1934.
January
February...
March
April
, 1 Data on operations of Canadian employment service prorated from weekly reports of Dominion Department of Labor, Employment Service of Canada; foreign trade
from Department of Trade and Commerce,Dominion Bureau of Statistics; Issues of Canadian bonds compiled by The Financial Post; bank clearings and business failures
from Bradstreet's.
...
* Placements are termed casual when employment lasts 1 week or less.
. J( , ,
t
3
Yearly figures represent the monthly averages for the Canadian fiscal year which ends March 31 of the year indicated.




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Table 158.—CANADIAN INDUSTRY.1
[Base y e a r i n bold-faced type.]
NEWSPRINT PAPER.

RAILROAD
OPERATIONS.*

Relative to 1913.

Relative to 1919.

Shipments.

Stocks.

1021.
May
Juno
July
August

73
81
103
107

1OO
G3
22
26
22

100

Freight
carried
1 mile.

Thousands; Thousands
of dollars.
of tons.

122
135

91
108
114
114
152

26
49
67
63
86
82

135
117
136
114
115
132

75
43
7
48
63
55

12,233
24,382
30,384
33,601
45,026

100
86
70
111
118

77

Net
operating
revenue.
Dollars.

S32»013
20,163
6,993
8,276
7,070

1,919,413
1,838,608
1,471,776
2,349,614
2,593,892

56,324,251
5,342,357
4,342,664
6,915,408
7,323,404

73,601
67,738
90,546
105,163

67,922
73,250
67,342
91,013
104,270

13,352
12,597
10,687
17,045
10,600
14,948

50,425
55,203
59,469
62,969
63,077
83,877

8,320
15,836
21,301
20,011
27,654
26,18S

2,585,756
2,245,833
2,605,416
2,199,492
2,202,005
2,525,283

4,688,726
2,650,772
419,703
3,034,176
3,895,609
3,426,021

83

49,308
54,715
68,977
72,295

49,980
56,412
66,869
75,435

20,920
17,007
19,367
15,919

44,178
42,380
57,318
65.322

26,860
26,437
17,741
36,307

1,603,459
1,549,754
1,701}4SO
1,900,867

1,476,234
1,883,849
2,219,649
5,194,575

101
160
103
53

75,481
74,537
78,599

68,164
79,056
73,380
79,433

17,030
13,399
14,482
13,896

61,207
65,708
67,055
72,660

19,506
18,997
16,640
19,119

2,643,280
3,423,734
2,939,166
2,553,683

6,287,477
9,969,263
6,393,845
3,862,288

57
21

81,418
78,294
85,973
83,731

83,555
80,476
87,572
82,924

11,727
9,535
7,919
8,726

67,701
70,729
95,196
61,453

8,393
10,718
13,466
29,428

1,901,153
2,012,090
2,436,349
1,72S,754

• 861,527
* 151,403
3,578,849
1,315,876

94,502
92,588
90,282
98,141

94,812
93,901
85,447
97,764

8,375
11,513
11,813

75,783
86,480
77,004
84,024

34,827
35,620
26,694
25,188

2,151,584
1,953,603
1,776,785
1,888,302

3,936,176
2,464,101
2,530,761
4,094,401

92
100
108
99
134
154

106
100
85
135
84
119

74
83
OS
111

166
135
154
126

80
77
104
US

84
83
55
113

84
81
89
99

24

135
106
115
110

111
119
121
132

61
59
52

138
178
153
133

100

Contracts
awarded.

RAILROAD
OPERATIONS^

NUMERICAL DATA.

22
44
55
70
82

91
1913 monthly a v . . .
1919 monthly a v . . . 100
109
1920monthly a v . . .
101
1921 monthly a v . . .
135
1922 monthly a v . . .
156
1923monthly a v . . .

Exports.

Short tons.

INDEX NUMBERS.
1013 monthly av
1914 monthly a v . . .
1915 monthly ay
1916 mnn UUyav...
1917 monthly a v . . .

BUILDINGS.

NEWSPRINT PAPER.

Net
operating Production.
revenue.

Contracts
awarded.

II
g

Y E A R AND MONTJI.

BUILD.
INGS.

30
36

61,527
67,284

September...
October
November...
December...

103
112
111
117

100
116
10$
117

1022.
January.....
February....,
March
April

121
116
128
124

123

113
129
122

76
63
69

123
12S
172
111

26
33
42
92

May
June
July
August

140
138
134
146

140
13S
126
144

66
55
91
94

137
157
139
152

109
111
83
79

112
102
93
98

63
40
41
66

September...
October
November...
Docomber...

140
145
144
133

136
143
142
147

112
112
118
61

144
148
171
155

92
76
67
164

157
225
218
116

117
188
149
34

94,444
97,467
97,148
92,563

92,210
97,362
96,232
99,902

14,083
14,085
14,913
7,623

79,558
81,552
94,532
85,506

29,314
24,270
21,454
52,472

3,005,156
4,320,575
4,182,245
2,234,769

7,257,399
11,728,536
9,249,154
2,140,033

1923.
January
February....
March
April

148
136
159
151

139
134
155
150

92
85
101
D3

150
153
206
142

31
42
62
96

135
107
124
130

14
(')
31
65

99,342
91,686
107,227
101,654

$4,585
90,795
105,376
101,805

11,614
10,741
12,677
12,357

82,789
84,395
113,450
78,378

9,841
13,312
19,955
30,844

2,587,896
2,051,212
2,380,707
2,488,869

851,980
* 1,821,424
1,937,019
4,034,686

May
June
July
August

166
161
158
169

162
160
152
166

10S
107
118
124

179
168
168
189

127
158
96
86

144
137
103
101

68
67
67
82

111,486
108,514
104,932
113,584

110,196
108,591
103,545
112,818

13,610
13,853
14,927
15,831

98,901
92,853
92,959
104,563

40,697
50,675
30,S43
27,489

2,754,093
2,624,218
2,074,722
1,936,355

4,236,288
4,167,074
4,195,732
5,106,032

152
170
165
142

146
166
163
148

14S
160
159
120

165
182
187
172

73
94
49
67

146
233
53S

110
232
201

102,488
114,475
.110,839
95,726

99,118
112,996
110,786
.100,624

18,670
20,123
20,047
15,123

90,930
100,722
103,195

23,382
30,078
15,632
21,507

2,811,878
4,479,787
4,569,783

6,841,799
14,448,533
12,535,742

^..

September..
October
November...
December...

105
127
90

S4,S24

1924.
January
February
March
April

p«^

&1SS

tenlftrf

* Annual figures covei all railroads in Canada, averaged foYthe fiscal period^ndfnT
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jr
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'

*>

al revenue of

by the *„. Pri* torti* B^u; exports of n>«s-

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215
WORLD PRODUCTION OF CANE SUGAR AND FLAXSEED.*
CANE SUGAR.

Java.
World
total.

YEJLB.

May.

United
States.* Brazil.

Oct.

Oct.

HawalL
Nov.

FLAXSEED.

Porto
Elco.

Cuba,

Deo.

Dec.

Dec.

World
total*

Thousands of short tons.
1909-1913 average
1914
1916
1916
1917
1918
1919
1920
1021
1922

9,971
11,293
12,776
13,442
14,503
13,324
13,799
13,656
14,487
14,569

1,514 "
1,054
1,797
2,009
1,960
1,478
1,473
1,579
1,906
1,993

•38
344
486
413
493
440
496
580
551
• 476

1,971

1923 latest estimates

311
247
130
311
246
2S4
122
176
328
295
172

* Louisiana and Texas.
* Exports.

India.
Apr.

United
States. Canada.
Aug.

Aug.

Thousands of bushel*.

706

567
646
693
645
577
600
556
522
592
3
525

Argentina*
« Jan.

India.

363
346
484
603
454
405
485
460
408
*379

2,2fl5
2,967
3,437
3,442
3,957
4,597
4,209
4,403
3
4,517
•4,034

2,614
2,757
2,950
3,058
3,703
2,617
3,361
2,826
2,879
8
3,347

110,992
94,559
103,287
82,151
41,053
61,821
61,692
87,964
83,288

4,217

31,989
36,928
45,040
39,289
4,032
19,588
30,775
42,038
50,470
36,046
44,280

19,870
15,448
15,880
19,010
21,040
20,600
9,400
10,760
io, HU
17,440

19,505
13,7O
14,030
14,296
9,164
13,369
7,256
10,774
8,029
10,375

12,040
7,175
10,628
8,260
5,935
6,055
6,473
7,993
4,112
6,009

17,429

6,942

21,280

* From private sources.
* New crop available in January of the year indicated; January, 1924, estimate is 63,225,000 bushels.

WORLD PRODUCTION OF BEET SUGAR *
World

total.*

United
States.

Ger- C i c c h o Nethermany. glovaKla. Russia* Poland. lands.

Belgium*

France.

Italy.

Spain.

Denmark,

209
166
166
160
162
120
185
150
231
300

116
112
117
139
154
169
91
104
JO
B
• 176

123
168
143
124
149
156
149
168
156
94

Sweden.

YEAB.

Thousands of short tons.
1909-1913 average
1915
1916
1017
1918....
1919
1920
1921
1922

.,

8,432
8,331
6,056
5,808
5,20$
4,592
3,490
4,997
6,470
2 5,710

610
722
374
821
765
761
726
1 089
* 1,074
•711
931

1923 latest estimates

2,296
. .2,721
1,678
1.721
1,726
1,404
808
L.212
1,416
1.605
*
1,180

1,017
1,004
812
805
584
688
559
770
726
*821

1,726
1,879
1 824
1,457
1,134
318
£6
55
61
• •245

397

990

239
203
263
249
106
195
198
1294

246
315
264
286
215
182
263
314
412
304

276
215
120
140
136
78
152
268
315
>293

309

279

759
334
150
204
221
121
171
370
«319
515

339

154
170
140
151
144
141
141
131
259
*79
!
1

170

i Crops in all countries here given are harvested beginning in September.
• From private sources.
«Includes Ukraine; data from private sources.
« Refined sugar in terms of raw on the basis of 95 per cent of the raw.

WORLD PRODUCTION OF RICE*
India.

Egypt.

United
States.

Italy.

Spain.

Japan.

Dutch
East
Indies, i

Philip*

Apr.

World total.

Apr.

Aug.

Sept.

Sept.

Nov.

Dec.

Dec.

pines.

Millions of pounds (cleaned).
14,602

1909-1913
1914
1916
1917
1918
1919
1920....
1921
1922

• Java and Madura.

110,780
102,986
114,500
112,300
122,000
97,400
117,200
GO, 777
120,797
120,648

375

518

553
81
542
237
487
692
607
634
472
•33

481
657
804
1,135
965
1,072
1,166
1,446
1,045
1,150

646
741
763
70S
716
. 712
662
997
641
• 632

297
337
320
329
322
282
412
394
356
373

14,009
17,909
17,569
18,360
17,143
17,1S4
19,106
19,849
17,336
19,067

7,349
7,826

3,323
3,465
7,051
6,430
5,669
6,451

1,124
1,404
1,109
1,289
1,745
2,210
1,977
2,127
2,560
2,681

266

|[

Normal consumption (1909-1913)

924

680

330

18,303

6,904

2,703

67,891
72,960
61,022
73,526
77,932
SI,198
65,218
71,613
62,793
74,<37
74,294

'Acreage about half of normal: Summer crop only given.

/irai«rwWWc^

«„.,,.

• Data compiled by V. 5 . Department of Agriculture* Burtau of Agricultural Economics, and corrected monthly in accordance with latest available information received
by that departmentor by Department of Commerce, Burtau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce. Countries are placed in the order in which crops are harvested.
1923 nsti. .iates are as of January 20,1924.




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WORLD PRODUCTION OF COTTON.*

New crop available.

Peru*

United
States.

Mexico.

India*

June.

World t

Country..

August.

August.

November.

Brazil.

Egypt*

September. September,

Thousands of bales (478 pounds net)*
1909-1913 average.
1914
1915
1916
1917

30,660
34,630
18,470
18,970
18,370

106
129
113
127
135

13,033
16,135
11,192
11,500
11,303

193
108
95
108
135

8,584
4,354
3,123
8,759
3,393

533
387
383
381
345

1,453
1,337
989
1,048

1918..
1919..
1920..
1931..
1933...

18,580
19,925
20,940
15,391

142
155
164
157
137

12,041
11,421
13,440
7,954
9,762

303
199
188
147
*178

3,323
4,853
3,013
3,748
14,348

339
384
451
505
553

099
1,155
1,251
902
1,170

10,081

18
3

4,111

18,695

1923, latest estimate!.
> From private sources.

1,304

1,213

* 1922 acreage 12,406,000 compared with 11,976,000 In 1931.

WORLD PRODUCTION OF WHEAT*
Argentina.

Australia*

India.

United
States.

Spain*

Italy,

Franco.

January.

World total*

January.

March.

July.

August.

August.

August.

August.

August.

September.

Germany. Bumanla. Canada*

Millions o! bushels.
Normal consumption
flBOO-1913)

64

37

301

531

13d

236

861

321

34

116

1909-1913 average
1914
.
1915
1916

3,577
3,680
4,199
>2,609
»3,288

157
105
169
169
80

S5
103
25
179
153

351
313
377
333
383

600
891
1,026
636
637

130
116
139
153
143

183
170
171
177
140

318
383
333
205
135

152
140
143
1110
9g2

87
49
89
78

197
161
394
303
334

1918

»2,80*
* 3,743
13,868
13,069
'3,096

224
180
217
156
191

115
76
46
146
129

370
380
378
260
365

921
968
833
815
868

136
129
139
145
135

183
170
141
194
163

220
'182
«237
<323
<243

•80
•80
<83
U08
«70

H8
•60
«61
«79
• 92

189
193
363
301
400

189

109

369

786

167

225

290

103

103

470

1920
1921
1922

....

1933, latest estimates....

.

i Russia excluded. No accurate statistics are available,
1
Excludes Alsace-Lorraine.
* Excludes Dobruja.

« New boundaries.
• Former kingdom, Bessarabia and Bukowina.

•Data compiled by f/. 5 . DrpartmtiU of Apiculture, Bureau of AgriculturaEt(mmtcstan&. corrected monthly in accordance with latest available Information received
by that department or by Department of Oommerctt Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce* Countries are placed in the order in which croos are harvested,
1V23 estimates arc as of January 20,1924.
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DATE OF PUBLICATION.

I.—REPORTS FROM GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, FEDERAL, STATE, AND FOREIGN.
ABGENTINE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE
AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH'S BUREAU OF CENSUS AND STATISTICS.
BANK OF JAPAN
BRITISH BOARD OF TRADE
CANADIAN DEPARTMENT OF LABOR...
CANADIAN DEPARTMENT OF TRADE
AND COMMERCE.
FEDERAL FARM LOAN BOARD
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ATLANTA
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF BOSTON
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF CHICAGO
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF CLEVELAND.
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF DALLAS
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF KANSAS
CITY.
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF MINNEAPOLIS.
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW
YORK.
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF PHILADELPHIA.
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF RICHMOND.
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF SAN
FRANCISCO.
FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD

Cereal exp6rts from Argentina..
Price index for Australia

Estadlstica Agro-Pccuaria..
Federal Reserve Bulletin...

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Second week of month.
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Federal Reserve Bulletin
1
Price index for United Kingdom
Second week of month.
British Board of Trade Journal
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Labour Gazette (Canadian)
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Monthly.
Labour Gazette (Canadian)
Operations of Canadian employment service.. Labour Gazette (Canadian)
Semimonthly.
Foreign trade of Canada
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Semimonthly.
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Monthly.
Press releases *
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Not published
wholesale trade
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Monthly.
Savings deposits in First Fed. Res. Dist
Monthly Review
Monthly.
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Monthly.
Agricultural pumps
Monthly.
Business Conditions
Monthly.
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Wholesale trade
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Wholesale trade
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Wholesale trade
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Wholesale trade
Foreign exchange index numbers
Debits to individual accounts
Condition of Federal reserve banks
Condition of reporting member banks
Money held outside U. S. Treasury and Federal reserve system to July 1,1922.
Wholesale price index numbers
Department store trade; in cooperation with
National Retail Dry Goods Association.
Index numbers of department store, mailorder, and chain-store trade.
Barley and rye receipts
Sales of loose leaf tobacco
Index of ocean freight rates
Index numbers of production
Wholesale trade
FRENCH MINISTRY OF LABOR AND Prico index for France
SOCIAL WELFARE.
Employment in Illinois
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
INDIAN DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS.. Price index for India
INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION. Railway revenues and expenses
Telephone operating rovemte and income
Telegraph operations and income
Express operations and income
MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF Massachusetts employment
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES.
MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT
or
PUBLIC UTILITIES.
NEW YOHK STATE DEPARTMENT OF
LABOE.
Naw YOBK STATE DEPARTMENT OF
PUBLIC WORKS.
PANAMA CANAL
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY.
D. 8. DEPARTMENT O? AGRICULTURE—
BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY.
0.8. DEPARTMENT of AGRICULTURE—
B U R E A U OF A G R I C U L T U R A L
ECONOMICS,

Milk receipts 8t Boston
New York State factory employment and
earnings.
New York State canal traffic

Business Conditions
Business Conditions
Business Conditions
Fed. Res. Bull, and daily statement *
Monthly Rfoview
Business and Financial Conditions
Business and Financial Conditions
,
Business and Agricultural Conditions
Business and Agricultural Conditions
Business Conditions
Business Conditions
Federal Reserve Bulletin
Fed. Res. Bull. and weekly press releases *
Fed. Res. Bull, and weekly press releases*
Fed. Res. Bull, and weekly press releases*
Federal Reserve Bulletin
Federal Reserve Bulletin..
Federal Reserve Bulletin..

Monthly.
Monthly.

Federal Reserve Bulletin..
Federal Reserve Bulletin
Federal Reserve Bulletin
Federal Reserve Bulletin
Federal Reserve Bulletin
Federal Reserve Bulletin
Bulletin do la Statisque Generate..
The Employment Bulletin
Federal Reserve Bulletin
Preliminary statement Class I roads....
Operations of large telephone companies...
Not published
Not published

Monthly.
Monthly.
Monthly.
Monthly.
Monthly.
Monthly.

Monthly.
Daily and monthly.
Monthly.
Monthly.
Monthly.
Monthly.
Monthly.
Monthly.
Monthly.
Monthly (second week of month),
Sunday papers and monthly.
Fri. morning papers and monthly.
Fri. afternoon papers and monthly.
Monthly.
Monthly.
Monthly.

Monthly.
Second week of month.
Monthly.
Monthly.

Monthly statement *
Not published

Labor Market Bulletin ana press releases • -

Monthly.

Annual report

Yearly.
Last weekly Issue of month.
Semimonthly.
Last weekly Issue of -month or first
of next month.
Monthly.
First weekly tesus or month.
Releases about 1st of month (cotton)
and 15th (other crcpa).
Fourth weekly Iciua cl mciita.
Third weekly Issue ol month.
Wockiy.
Quarterly.
Third wceitly issue of month.
Monthly.
Weekly.
Annually.
Yeatly.
Yearly.
Semimonthly daring season.
15th of znouth.
20th or month.
First week of death.
18th of month.
30th of month.
30thofmou:h.
30th of month.
soth of month.
30th of month.
20th of month.
One month after end of quarter.
30th of month.
Quarterly.
30th of month.
25th of month.

Pansma Canal traffic
Unemployment In Pennsylvania....

The Panama Canal Record

Beef, pork, and lamb production....

Market Reporter *

Prices of farm produces to producer.
Wool stocks in dealers' bands
Cold-storage holdings and fish frozen
Crop production
Movement of cattle, hogs, and sheep
Receipts of butter, cheese, eggs, and poultry.
Production of dairy products
Car lot shipments of fruits and vegetables
Farm labor, wages, supply, etc
World crop production
Livestock on farms..
Total lumber production from 1913 to 1820...
Wood pulp production, 1814 and 1910

Monthly Crop Reporter*

Semimonthly report •

*

•

Monthly Crop Reporter" and press
releases.*
Market Reporter1
Market Reporter*
Market Reporter*
Market Reporterf
Market Reporter*
•
Monthly Crop Reporter*....
Foreign crops and markets •
Market Reporter*
VaCi**;**
0. B. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Production of Lumber, Latb, and »juggles.
FOBSST SERVICE.
Pulp Wood Consumption and Wood-Pulp
Production.
Cotton ginned
U. S. DEPABTMINT OF COMMERCE
Preliminary report on ginnlngs •
.....
Cotton consumed and on hand
BU
OF THE CENSUS.
Preliminary report on cotton consumed...
Active textile machinery
Wool machinery and cotton spindles •
Leather, hides, shoes, production and stocks.. Census of hides, skins, and leatnor *....
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Preliminary report on cottonseed
Hosierystatisties
Press release *
Men's and boys' clothing
Press release *
Malleable castings
Press release *
1
Wheat flour production from May, 1923
Press release *
Pyroxylin coated textiles
Press release *
Stokers, sales from January, 1923
Pressrelease*
Btock3 of tobacco held
Statement on stocks of leaf tobacco
Wool consumption
Pressrelease*
•
W ool stocks
Press releaso *
•
Work clothing
Pressrelease*
Cast-iron pipe
Pressrelease*
T W s & h n l S i f y 1 f ^ e e S h o f t h e figures published in the STOVEY as many of them are obtained direct.ftva_the,compilers.priorto publication inthe respco
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• Beginning Jan. 7,1923, combined Into new publication called Weather, Crop, tnd Markeu, Issued waolcly.




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SOURCES OF DATA—Continued.

I_BBPOIITS FBOM GOVBBNMBNT DEPABTMENTS, FEDEBAL. STATE, AND FOBEIQN-Conttoned.
TJ. 8. DEPARTMENT or COMMEECE—
B U R E A U OS TIIE CEN3U3.

U. B. PEPABTUENT OT COMMERCE—
BUREAU Or FISHERIES.
U . S . DEPARTMENT O f CGHMEBCE—
BUBEAU OT VOEEIQH AND DOMESTIC
COMMERCE.

Produc. indexes of ravr materials and manlrs. <
Fats and oils, production, consumption, and
stocks.
Fabricated strue. steel sales from Apr., 1922 .,
Automobile production from July, 1921
Wood chemical operations
Sted castings sales
Steol furniture shipments
Earnings of public utilities
Plumuln* goods price index
Fish catch at principal fishing ports

All imports and exports
,
Fuel loaded fcr consumption by vessels at
principal clearing ports.
Tonnage of vessels, entered and cleared in
United States foreign trade.
Data on trade, employment and coal and iron
production of forei<m countries.
Wholesale price of wool
Warehouse stocks of rice
U. S. DEPARTMENT OT COMMERCE— Vessels under construction and vessels completed.
BUREAU or NAVIGATION.
0 . B. DEPARTMENT o r COMMERCE— Building material price indexes
BUREAU o? STANDARDS.
U . S . GUAIN CORPORATION
U . 8 . DEPARTMENT OF TIIE INTERIOR—
BCUEAU or MINES.
V. S. DEPARTMENT or THE INTERIOR—
GEOLOGICAL SUEVET.

U . S. DEPiRTMENTOr THE INTERIOR—
I'. 8. PATENT OFFICE
TJ. S. DEPARTMENT or THE INTERIOR—
DIVISION or NATIONAL PABES.
U fcJ. DEPARTMENT Or LABOR—EM<
JLOYMENT SERVICE.
U. S. DEPARTMENT or LABOR—Bu
BFAU O r IMMIGRATION.
U. S. DEPARTMENT or LABOB—BUBEAU o r LADOB STATISTICS.

U.S. POST OmcE DEPARTMENT
TJ. 8. DEPARTMENT or S T A T E . .
V. B. TREASURY DEPARTMENT.
U. S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT—
BUREAU or THE MINT.
U. S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT—BUBEAU or INTEBNAL REVENUE.
Tjr. s. WAX DEPARTMENT—ENGINEER

Conrs.

U. 8. WAR DEPARTMENT—MISSISSIPPI
"WARRIOR SERVICE.
WAR FINANCE CORPORATION
WISCONSIN INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION"

Monthly.
Quarterly (one month altar end of
quarter).
1.5tn of month.
20th of month.
30th of month,
20th of month,
20th of month.
Monthly.
Monthly.

Survey of Current Business
Statistics of fats and oils*
Pressrelease*
Pressrelease*
Pressrelease*
Pressrelease*
Pressrelease*
Survey of Current Business....
Survey of Current Business
Monthly statement

*

Mon. Sum. Foreign Commerce (Part I) * .
Not published

Last week of month.

Mon. Sum. Foreign Commerce (Part I I ) .

Middle of next month.

Various foreign sources
Wholesale Prices
Mon. Sum. Foreign Commerce (Part II) .
Commerce Reports

Nearly.
Monthly.
First weekly issue of month (Mondays).

Not published.

Wheat fiour production, prior to July, 1920...
Refined petroleum products, production, etc..

No longer published
Refinery Statistics *

Portland cement, production, etc
Coal and coke production
Crude petrolmim, production, etc
Electric powor production
Consumption of fuel by public utility plants.
Figures on nonferrous metal production
Patents granted

Report on Portland cement output *
Weekly report on production of coal * . . . .
Preliminary statistics on petroleum *
Production of electric power *
Production of electric power *
#.
Mineral Resources....
Not published

20th of month.
-Second or third weekly issue of month.
25th of month.
End of month.
End of month.
Annually.

Visitors to National Parks

Not published

Monthly.

..

Number on pay roll—United States factories.. Industrial Survey *
Employment agency operations
Report of Activities of State and Municipal Employment Agencies.
Immigration and emigration statistics
Not published
Wholesale prices of commodities, including
farm products, food, clothing, metals, etc.
Wholesale price index
....
Retail price index of foods
Retail coal prices
United States postal savings
Postal receipts
.
Passports issued
Government debt, receipts and disbursements.
Money in circulation from July 1,1922
,
Domestic receipts of gold at mint
Oleomargarine production
.
(
Consumption of manufactured tobacco, snuff,
cigars, cigarettes, and oleomargarine.
Internal Revenue taxes on specified articles...
Iron ore movement
Sault Ste. Marie Canal traffic
Ohio River cargo traffic
'
Barge traffic on Mississippi River

Second week of month.

First week of month.
Every 4 or 5 weeks.

Wholesale Prices of Commodities
Monthly Labor Review
Monthly Labor Review
Monthly Labor Review
Postal Savings News Bulletin
Statement of Postal Receipts *
Not published
,
Dally Statement of the U. S; Treasury.-Circulation of money
.*.„.,
Not published
,
Not published
Statement of tax-paid products *

Monthly.
Monthly.
Monthly.
12th of month.
7th of month.
10th of month.
Last day of month.
Monthly.

, First week of month.

Classified collections of Internal Revenue. 25th of month.
Monthly statistical report
Monthly during season.
Monthly statistical report
\ Monthly during season.
Monthly.

N6rp*ubu'shedy..".\\\\\\\\".";*;.";;;;;;;

Agricultural loans
Not published In form used
Wisconsin factory earnings and employment!! Bulletin on Wisconsin labor market *..!!' 15th of montk.

D . - R E P O R T S F R O M TRADE ASSOCIATIONS AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS.
(Excluding individual firms reporting data to be combined with other firms or trade associations.)
ABERTHAW CONSTBUCTLON CO
ABRASIVE PAPER AND CLOTH MANUFACTURERS' EXCHANGE.
AMERICAN MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION OP PRODUCTION FROM COEN.
AMERICAN BUREAU 0 7 METAX STA-

Building costs
Sale of abrasive paper and doth.
Corn ground Into starch, glucose, etc.

Copper, silver, and lead production...
TISTICS.
Zinc production in Belgium
Zinc stocks in United Kingdom
,
—-VAMEBICAN FACE BRICK ASSOCIATION.. Face brick production, stocks, etc
- ^ - A M E R I C A N NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS' Stocks of newsprint paper.
ASSOCIATION.
AMEBICAN IRON AND STEEL INSTIT0TE.
AMERICAN PETSOLETTU INSTITUTE....
^AMEBICAN PIG IEON ASSOCIATION
AMERICAN RAILWAY ASSOCIATION

(Car Service Division).
AMERICAN TELETHONE AND TELEGRAPH Co.
AMERICAN WALNUT MANUFACTUEERS1
ASSOCIATION.
AMERICAN WRITING PAPEB COMPANY.
^•"^NAMEKICAN ZINC INSTITUTE
"-—AKTIIKACITE BUREAU or INFOSMATION
ASSOCIATED iCwrr UNDERWEAB MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION.
ASSOCIATION o r LIFE INSURANCE
PRESIDENTS.
BOSTON, CAPE COD AND N E W YOEK
CANAL CO.




Steel ingot production
Gasoline and kerosene consumption..
Merchant pig iron production* e t c . . .
Freight car surplus and shortagi
Car foadings and bad-order cars
loadings
Stockholders in the company
Walnut lumber and logs
Purchases and sales of paper
Produc. and stocks zinc, retorts operating..
Anthracite shipments and stocks.
Knit underwear production
New life insurance business
Premium collections
Cape Cod Canal traffic

• Multlgnphad cr mimeographed sheets.

Construction trade papers
Not published
.i!";
Not published
Not
Not
Not
Not

published
published
published
published

'
'

".

Monthly report....!!!!"!^"**'

Monthly.

Press release to trada papers *..
Special statement
Not Published
Car Surplusages and Shortages *
Information Bulletin*
Financial papers

7th oi month*

Not published

Not published

Weekly.
Weekly.
Third week of month.
Quarterly.

*..
is*

13th of month,
loth of month.

Not published..
Not published.
Not published
1

Imports and exports of geld and silver In Part II.

219
SOURCES OF DATA—Continued.

II.-EEPORTS FROM TRADE ASSOCIATIONS AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS-Continued
(Excluding Individual firms reporting data to be combined with other firms or trade associations.)
BOSTON CHAMBEB OF COMMENCE
BRIDGE BUILDERS AND STRUCTURAL
SOCIETY.
BUREAU OF RAILWAY ECONOMICS

CALIFORNIA REDWOOD ASSOCIATION..
CALIFORNIA WHITE AND SUGAB PINE
ASSOCIATION.
CHICAGO BOARD or TRADE
CHILDS Co
CLEVELAND TRUST CO
COMPAGXTE UNIVEHSELLE DU CANAL
MARITIME DE SUEZ.
CONTAINER CLUB
,
CREDIT CLEARING HOUSE
DAIRYMEN'S LEAGUE COOPERATIVE
ASSOCIATION, INC.
F. W. DODGE CORP
EMPLOYERS' ASSOCIATION OF DETROIT.
ENAMELED SANITARY MANUFACTURERS
ASSOCIATION.
FEDERATION OP IRON AND STEEL

MANUFACTURERS (British).

FELT MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION...
FINE COTTON GOODS EXCHANGE....
FIRE EXTINGUISHER EXCHANGE
FOUNDRY
EQUIPMENT
MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION.
HARDWOOD MANFRS. INSTITUTE
—
HAFFARDS, G. M., & Co
HYDRAULIC SOCIETY
ILLUMINATING GLASSWARE GUILD
IOWA-NEBRASKA CAXNERS' ASSOCN...
JACKSONVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
JONES BROS. TEA CO
LAKE SUPERIOR IRON ORE ASSOCN..
LEATHER BELTING EXCHANGE
MAPLE FLOORING MANFRS. ASSOCN . . .
MCLEAN BUILDING REPORTS, LTD
MERCHANTS' EXCHANGE OF St. Louis..
MICHIGAN HARDWOOD MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION
MINNEAPOLIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF CASE GOODS
ASSOCIATION.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BRASS
MANUFACTURERS.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BUTTON
MANUFACTURERS.
NATIONAL A.-, LOCUTION OF CHAIR MANUFACTUEEKd. "
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CORRUGATED AND FIBER BOX MANFRS.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FARM
EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FINISHERS
OF COTTON FABRICS.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HAT MANUFACTURERS.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STEEL
FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SHEET AND
TIN PLATE MANUFACTURERS.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOOL
MANUFACTURERS.
NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE.
NATIONAL BOTTLE MANFRS. ASSOCN...
RATIONAL CONTA INER ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CREDIT ASSOCIATION.
NAT. INDUS. CONFERENCE BOARD
NATIONAL PAVING BRICK MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION.
NATIONAL RETAIL DRY GOODS ASSO..
NATIONAL WOOD CHEMICAL ASSO
NEW OBLEANS BOARD OF TRADE
NEW ORLEANS COTTON EXCHANGE....
NEWS PRINT SERVICE BUREAU
NEW YORK COFFEE AND SUGAR E X . . .
NEW YORK METAL EXCHANGE
NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY
NORTH CAROLINA PINE ASSOCIATION..
NORTHERN HEMLOCK AND HARDWOOD
MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION.
NORTHERN PINE MANFRS. ASSOCN
OAK FLOORING MANFRS. ASSOCN
OHIO FOUNDBYMEN'S ASSOCIATION...
OrncAi, MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCN....
PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD CO
££N8ACOLA CHAMBER or COMMERCE..
PHILADELPHIA MlLK ElCHAHQE




Receipts of wool at Boston;
Fabricated structural steel sales before April,
1922.
Number of tens carried lmlle
Average receipts per ton-mile
Passengers carried 1 mile
Rail vray employment
Locomotives in bad order...
Per cent of earnings on valuation
Redxvood lumber production, etc
*
Sugar pine lumber production, etc

Trade papers
No longer published
Summary of operating statistics..
Not published
Summary of operating statistics.,
Not published...
Not published..,
Not published..
Not published..,
Not published..
Wheat, com and oats, receipts, etc.
, Trade papers
Monthly report
Restaurant sales
Automobile production, monthly, January, Not published currently.,
19'2(J, to June, 1921.
Le Canal de Suez
Suez Canal traffic
Production of paper box board through April,
1923.
Credit conditions
Milk deliveries to milk plants
Building statistics—Contracts awarded..
Detroit factory employment
Enameled sanitary ware

Not published
Credit
Not published..
Statement on Building Statistics.
Weekly press release
Not published

British iron and steel production
,
Roofing felt production, stocks, etc
Fine cotton goods production and sales.,
Shipments oj fire extinguishers
,
Foundry equipment production
,
Stocks and unfilled orders hardwood lumber..
Fall River Mill dividends
Hydraulic machinery shipments, etc
Illuminating glassware production, orders, etc.
Unsold stock of sweet corn
Turpentine and rosin receipts
Sales.
Onsump.and Stocks of Lake Superior IroiiOre
Sales of leather belting
Maple'flooring production, etc
Canadian building contracts
Receipts and shipments of lead and zinc
Mississippi River traffic
Hardwood and soitwood lumber, production
nni shipments.
Linseed oil and oil-cake shipments
Unfilled orders and shipments of furniture—

Trade papers
Not published
Trade papers
Not published
Monthly report
Bradstreots
Not published
Not published
Weekly report *
Naval Stores Review
Financial papers
Monthly report*..
T.
MoQthly report (not published)
Not published
Canadian Building Review
Receipts and shipments at St. Louis.
Not published
Not published

Brass faucets, orders and shipments.

Weekly report

Monthly,
Monthly.

Dally.
Monthly.
5th, 15th, and 25th of month.
Weekly.
Monthly.
Second week of month.

Monthly.
Quarterly.
Weekly.
Weekly.
Monthly.
Monthly.
3d of month.

Monthly statements
Not published in form used.
Not published

Button stocks, activity, etc

Daily.

Chair shipments and unfilled orders

Weekly.

, Not published in form used.

Production of paper box board through April, Not published
1923.
Business conditions (Chicago Federal
Agricultural pumps
Reserve).
Finished cotton goods, billings, orders, ship- Not published
ments, and stocks.
Not published
Hat production, etc., and stocks of fur
Not published
Steel furniture shipments
Not published
Sheet-metal production and stocks
No longer published
•
1913figuresfor active textile machinery
Production and shipments of passenger cars Traffic bulletin • (production figures not
published).
and trucks.
Not published
•
Glass bottle production index
Production of paper box board since April, 1923 Not pui lihued
Credit conditions
Not published
•
Monthly press release.
Cost of living
Monthly report
Paving-brick production, etc
Federal Reserve Bulletin..
Department store trade (see Fed. Res. Bd).
Production of wood alcohol and acetate of lime. Not published
Monthly report.....
Rico distribution through New Orleans
Monthly report
Cotton receipts into sight
Monthly bulletin
Canadian newsprint production, etr
Monthly bulletin
U. S. newsprint data since June, 19ZJ
Monthly statement
Coffeo receipts, stocks, etc
Trade papers
Stocks of tin
The Index
Indexes of stock and bond prices
Not published
North Carolina pine, production, etc
Hemlock and hardwood lumber production, Not published
etc.
Not published
Northern pine limber and lath
Oak flooring, production, etc
Not published
v,rc*A\"
Ohio foundry iron production
Spectacle frames and mountings, sales, etc... Monthly report • (not published).,
Not published
Stockholders In the company
Financial papers
Turpentine and rosin receipts
Naval Stores Rovlew
Milk receipts at Philadelphia
Not published
• Multigraphed or mimeographed sheets.

Monthly.

Second week of month.

21st oi month.
Monthly.
First week of month.
First week of month.
First week of month.
First week of month.
Monthly. '

Quarterly.
Weekly.

220
SOURCES OF DATA—Continued.

I I . - R E P O R T S FROM TRADE ASSOCIATIONS AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS—Continued.
(Excluding individual firms reporting data to be combined with other firms or trade associations.)

PoanjLNB CEMENT ASSOCIATION
PREPARED RoortKa MANFKS. ASSOCK..
PULLMAN COMPANY
REIEIACTOIUES MANUTACTTJRERS' A S SOCIATION.
RICE MILLERS' ASSOCIATION
ROPE PAPER SACK MANFRS. ASSOCN..
RUDDER ASSOCIATION 0 ? A H E R I C A . . . .
ILUBIIEA UKOWEUS1 ASSOCIATION
SAVANNAH BOARD OT T R A D E . . .
SATIKQ9 BANSi ASSOCIATION OF SlAlE
OF NEW YORK.
SILK A LOCUTION OF AMERICA
SOUTHERN
FURNITUUE
MANUTAO
TURER.V ASSOCIATION.
SOUTHERN PINE ASSOCIATION
STEFX BAR&JEL MANFR?. ASSOCK
,
STEEL FOUNDERS' SOCIETY
,
STOKER MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCN....
STRUCTURAL STEEL SOCIETY
,
TANNUM* COUNCIL
,
TUBULAR PLUMBING GOODS ASSOCN..,
TWIN CITY MJLK PBODUCEES' AasoCIAT1ON.
TJ. 8. STEEL CORPORATION

UNITED TTTOTHBTAE O? AMERICA...
WALDORF SYSTEM, JNC
WEST COAHT LUMBERMEN'S ASSOCN.
WKBMNO MANUFACTUHER3' E *
WESTERN
PINS
MANUFACTURERS'
ASSOCIATION.

Cement paving contracts
Shipments of prepared roofing
Pullman passenger traffic
Fire-clay Drick production, etc
SUica brick production, etc
Rice receipts, stocks, etc
•
Shipments of rope paper sacks
Automobllo tires, tubes, and raw material.,
Rubber stocks in England
Turpentine and rosin receipts
Savings banks deposits in New York State

Concrete Highway Magazine
Not published
Not published
Not published
Not published
Monthly report
Not published
Monthly reports (not published)
Bulletin of Kubber Growers Association..
Naval Stores Review
Not published

Monthly.

Raw silk consumption, etc
Furniture shipments and unfilled orders..
Yellow pine production and stocks
Stool barrel shipments, orders, etc
Sales of steol castings
Sales of stokers through December, 1922...
Sales of fabricated structural steel
Leather production through May, 1922....
Tubular plumbing sales
Milk production, Minnesota

Monthly press release to trade papers *.
Not published in form used

5th of month.

Unfilled orders
!..
Earnings
Stockholders
Wages of common labor
Printing activity
Restaurant sales
Douglasfirlumber production, etc
;
Sales of elastic webbing
Western pin© lumber production, fttc

Pressrelease*
Pressrelease*
Financial papers
Special reports *
Typothetae Bulletin
Monthly press release *..
Nut pubushed
Not published
Not published
,

Monthly.
Weekly.

Not published In form used
Monthly reports * (not published).,
Not published
No longer published.
Not published
,
Not published
,
Semiweekly reports.
Not published
,
10th of month.
Monthly.
Quarterly.
Occasionally.
Monthly.

F R O M TECHNICAL PERIODICALS.
AMERICAN METAL MARKET.,
TGK ANNALIST
THE BOND B U T E S .
BEADSTEEET'a

BULLETIN DE LA STATLSTIQUE OENERALH
CHEMICAL AND METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING.
COAL AOE
COUM£BC1AL AND FINANCIAL CHRONICLE
Dow, JONES & Co. (WALL STREET JOURNAL).
DUN'S REVIEW
KLECTBICAL WORLD
KNGINKEKIXO AND MINING JOUENAL*PBESS...*

ENGnrtzarNO N»wa HKCOHD
FINANCIAL POST
F R A N K F U & T & B ZEfTUXG

HAV TBADS JOUBNAL
JJION AGE

„

IRON TRADE REVIEW
LONDON ECONOMIST
LUMBER
MANUFACTURERS' RECOBD" I
MILK REPORTER
MODERN MILLER
""**
NAVAL STORES R E V I E W ! " "
N E U I ZUBICHER ZEITUNO.
NEW YORK JOUENAX O? COMMERCE]
NEW YOBE EVENING POST.
NOBTHWESTEEN MLLLEB
OIL, PAINT, AND DRUG REPOBTEB...
OIL TRADE J O U B N A L . . .
PRINTERS' I N K . . . ,
'
PUBLISHERS' W E E K L Y . . " "
'
RUSSELL'S COIIMEECIAL "NEWS
'
STATISTICAL SUGAR TRADE JOURNAL"'
UttnAL
SFENSK HANDELSTIDNING.
-'




'
'
'
'

Composite pig iron and steel prices
New Yorkstocksoles
New York closing stock prices
Foreign exchange rates, 1914 to 1018..
State and municipal bond issues
Municipal bond yields
Viaiblosupply of wheat and corn
Bank clearings. United States and Canada
Wholesale price index
Business failures, Canada
*
Price index for France
i
Chemical price Index
Mine price of bituminous coal
Cotton (visible supply) and interest rates
Mail order and chain store sales
*
New corporate securities
*
New York bond sales and prices
Mexican petroleum snipments
Business failures and wholesale price index
Sales of electrical energy, central stations
Rand gold production and silver prices
Construction cost and volume index
Canadian bond issues
Price index for Germany
Hay receipts
Pig-iron production and furnaces In blast
Composite finished steel price
Iron and steelprices
Railway freight car order3
Price index for United Kingdom
Priceindices of lumber
Southern construction and southern bond Issues
Milk receipts at Greater New York
Argentine visible supply of wheat and com
Turpentine and rosin, receipts and stocks
Price index for Switzerland
.
Dividend and interest payments
New capital issues u iid now corporations
Firelosses
Newspaper advertising
-...
FlaxspecL, receipts, etc..
Wheat flour production for 1917
Price Indices of drugs, oils, etc
Argentine visible supply of
flaxseed
,
Mexican petroleum shipments
Magazine advertising
I
Book production
'
Wheat flour production, from July, 1920
J
Sugar stocks, receipts, meltings, and Cuban statistics....'
Price index for Sweden
* Multigraphed or mimwgrapned shi
teets.

Fir-it or second week of month (dally).
First weekly issue of month (Mondavi).
Weekly (Mondays).
Weekly (Mondays).
First weekly issue of month (Saturdays).
First weeklyiasue of month (Saturdays).
Weekly (Saturdays).
First weekly issue of month (Saturdavs).
Second weekly Issue of month (Saturdays).
First weeklyissue of month (Saturdays).
Monthly.
Weekly (Wednesdays).
Weekly (Thursdays).
Weekly (Saturdays).
Second or third weekly issue of month (Saturdays).
Last Issue of month.
First week of month (daily).
20th of month (daily).
First weeklyissue of month (Saturdays).
First weekly issnn of month (Saturdays).
Second weekly Issue of moDth (Saturdays).
First weekly issue of month.

ursd4y
S'« T b(Fridays).i ) )
Weekly

First weekly issue of month ^Thnrsdays).
Weekly (Thursdays).
Weekly (Thursdays).
First weekly Issue of month (Thursdays)*
10th of month.
First weeklyissue of month (Fridays).
Monthly.
Weekly.
Weekly.
Weekly (Saturdays).
First week of month (daliy).
First week of month (daily).'
luthofmontb (daily).
Not published.
Weekly (Wednesdays).
Weekly (Mondays).
Weekly (Mondays).
10th of month (monthly),
Sermd week of month
£ & ' 4 week of month.
Weekly compilation (daily).
Weekly (Fridays).

INDEX.
Page numbers refer to data in detailed tables (57-214) only. Items in the table on "Trend of Business Movements" and
in the text are arranged in groups which should make reference easy without the necessity of an index. Note that only the page
containing the index number tables is given here. -Where the numerical data for these items are in a separate table, they will
always be found on the page opposite the index numbers.
Page.

Abrasives, paper and cloth
96
Acetate of lime, production, shipments, and stocks
119
Advertising, magazine and newspaper 155
Active textile machinery
6G
Agriculture:
Production, index numbers
57
World production, crops
215, 216
Agricultural implements, patents
granted
79
Agricultural loans
190
Agricultural products, price index
160
American Telephone & Telegraph
Co., stockholders
192
American Wholesale Corporation,
sales
149
Animal fats, production, consumption, and stocks
120
Animal products:
Price index
^_._
160
Production, index numbers
57
Apples:
S^ Productions (crop estimate)
128
\j3tocRs and shipments
129
Argentina:
Crop production
215,216
Flaxseed and grain, exports and
visible supply
122
Foreign exchange rate
/196
Australia:
Employment
208
Price index
195
Wheat production
:
'-_ 216
Automobiles:
Production,
shipments,
and
taxes _.
,
!_!__
87
Tires and tubes
88
Bad-order cars_"__.__l_»_-^_166
Bad-order locomotives
168
Banks:
Clearings, Canada
213
Clearings, condition, debits and
interest rates
^
184
Savings deposits
182
Barley:
Exports
132
Production (crop estimate).
12S
Receipts (market)
130
Wholesale price
126
Basic commodities, index numbers- z 57
Beef, consumption, cold-storage holdings, exports, production, and
prices
i , _______» 136
Belgium:
Beet-sugar production
215
• Coal production
204
Employment
208
Foreign exchange rate
196
Metal production..
206
Belting, leather, sales
90
Bonds:
Canadian issues
_'
212
Capital stock issues, internalrevenue tax
.
157
Issues
188, 190
Prices, sales, and yields
186
Book publication
.__
. - 94
Boots and shoes:
Exports and prices
92
Production.
90
Boston:
' Milk receipts
138
Wool receipts
59
Bottles, glass, production
97




Page.

Pa^c.

Boxes, paper, . production, prices,
Child's Co., restaurant sales
157
etc
95, 96 Chile, foreign exchange
196
Bradstreet's, price index
160 Cigars and cigarettes, consumption.- 144
Brass faucets, orders
79 Citrus fruits, car-lot shipments
129
Brazil:
Clearings, bank:
Coffee, receipts, and clearances. . 146
Canada
212
Cotton and sugar production 215, 216
United States
. . _ . 184
Foreign exchange rate
196 Clothing, cost of, index lumbers. 158, 159
Brick production, stocks, etc
104, 112 Clothing, men's and boy's
58
British India:
Coal:
Crop production
. 215, 216
Consumption by vessels
162
Exports from United Kingdom. _ 210
Foreign exchange rate
196
Exports from United States
82
Price index
195
Foreign production
204
Building:
Loadings
166
Contracts awarded, Canada
214
Production, stocks, prices, etc.. 82
C o n t r a c t s awarded, United
States--^
98,100 Coconut oil, production, consumption, and stocks
124
Cost and volume indexes
_ 97
Building materials, price indexes. 97, 159 Coffee, imports, stocks, and Brazilian movement
146
Burlap, imports
65
Coke, production, exports, and prices. 82
Business failures:
Canada
212 Cold-storage holdings:
Apples
129
United States
18S
Butter and cheese
140
Butter, production, receipts, prices,
Eggs, poultry, and fish
i
141
and holdings
140
Meats
136
Buttons, pearl, production and stocks 96
Concrete pavements, contracts
101
Condensed and evaporated milk
138
Canada:
Condition, banks
184
Bank clearings, bonds, and busi- l
ness failures
212 Construction, building:
Canada, contracts
214
Coal productions
204
Contracts awarded
98, 100
Crop productions
215, 216
Cost and volume indexes
97
Employment
_
212
Southern value
98
Exports of key commodities and
foreign trade
212 Copper, exports, prices, and production
76
Foreign exchange rate
196
Iron and steel production-•„„
206 Copra, consumption and stocks for
oils
~ 120
Paper, buildings, and railroad
operations
•
214 Corn:
Exports.-..
132
Price index
195
Exports and visible supply,
Canals, traffic through—;
164
Argentina
122
Candy, sales
155
Production (crop estimate)
128
Cape Cod Canal, traffic
164
Receipts, shipments, grindings,
Capital issues, new
188, 190
t—
and visible supply
130
Capital stock transfers, internalWholesale price
126
revenue tax
157
Corn, sweet, stocks, Iowa-Nebraska-. 129
Cars, freight:
Loadings, shortage, and surplus. 166 Corn germs, consumption and stocks
for oils
120
Orders for construction
74
Castings, steel
-- 72 Corn oil, proudction, consumption,
and stocks
124
Cast-iron pipe, production, shipments, and orders
104 Corporate issues:
Canada
_ 212
Cattle:
United States
1SS, 190
Receipts, shipments, and slaugh158, 159
ter
_.
134 Cost of living
97
Wholesale price
126 Costs, building construction
rCotton:
Cement, production, stocks, shipConsumption, ginning, receipts,
ments, and prices
.-- 101
exports, imports, stocks, and
Cereals:
production S
60
Exports
_
*
132
Prices
__ 68
Exports and visible supply, ArSpindles, activity, etc
60, 67
gentina
122
World production
216
Production, United States
128
•
*
Production, world, wheat
216 Cotton fabrics:
Cloth exports
G4
Receipts, visible supply, etc
130
Consumption by tire manufacChain stores, sales
150, 154
turers
88
Cheese:
Exports from United Kingdom . _ 210
Exports from Canada
212
Fine goods, production and sales- 64
Production, receipts, prices, and
Knit underwear
64
holdings
140
Price, wholesale, print cloth and
Chemicals:
t .
sheetings
68
Exports, imports, and prices.— 118
Price index
159 Cotton goods, finished, billings, operating activity, orders, etc
62
Production, prices, stocks, and
117
wood consumption
119 Cotton seed, stocks
(221)

222
[See note at head of Index, p. 221.]
Pago.

Cottonseed oil:
,
Production, consumption ana
stocks
'To*
a
Wholesale price
*£
Cotton yarn, price wholesale
t>8
Credit conditions, indebtedness,
orders, payments, etc
Ibl
Crops:
.'
pn
Cotton.
60
Food, production, and value
l^»
Prices, index numbers
126,158
Production, index numbers
57
Tobacco
- - - If4
World production
214,216
Crude petroleum, consumption, production, stocks, etc
84
Cuba, sugar movement
142, 215
Customs receipts
193
Czechoslovakia:
Coal and lignite production
204
Sugar production
215
Debits to individual accounts
-- 184
Debt, United States Government
193
Denmark:
Employment
208
Sugar production
215
Department stores:
Sales
152
Stocks, value of_
153
Detroit, employment
171
Dividend and interest payments
188
Dividends, Fall River mill
65
Dress goods, wholesale price
68
Drugs and Pharmaceuticals
159
Dun's price index
160
Dutch East Indies, rice production.- 215
Dves and dyestuffs, exports from
"United States
118
Earnings:
Express companies
168
Gas and electric companies
178
Labor
171
Public utilities
178
Railroads
168
Telegraph and telephone companies
178
United States Steel Corporation. 72
Eggs, receipts, and cold-storage holdings
_._ 141
Egypt, crop production
215, 216
Elastic webbing, sales
65
Electric power, production, sales, and
earnings. _
178
Emigration
170
Employment:
Agencies, State and municipal.- 176
Canada
213
Factories
171
Factory, by industries
172
Foreign countries
208
Railroads
174
Enameled ware, orders, shipments,
and stocks
114
Equipment, foundry, orders, sales",
and shipments
78
Essential oils, wholesale, price index 118
Expenditures, United States Government
.
293
Exports. (See Forei7gn trade'and"individual commodities.)
Express earnings, revenues, and incomes
_
168
Fabricated structural steel, sales.
74
Factories, employment in
171 172
Failures, business:
'
Canada
910
United S t a t e s . . ! ! " "
" .100
Fall River mill dividends
65
Farm prices, index
I'l^ 1 5 9
* arm, products, production, index

numbers
57


Page.

Faucets, brass, orders -._
Federal farm-loan banks, loans—--Federal reserve banks, condition or—
Federal Reserve Board:
Foreign exchange index numbers-

Price index

79
1JU
im
19b

*g)

Production index
— 0/
Federal Reserve districts:
Department store s t o c k s . - - - — 15o
Retail sales, department and
chain stores
-- Jj>0
Savings deposits,
182
Wholesale trade index numbers. 147,
148, 149
Felt roofing, production, stocks and£i
receipts
J}^
Fertilizer, exports
118
Fiber imports
65
Finished cotton goods, billings, orders,
operating activity, etc
62
Firearms and shells, internal-revenue
taxes
r- 157
Fire extinguishers, shipments
79
Fire losses
100
Fish, catch and cold-storage holdings. 141
Fish oil, production, consumption,
and stocks
124
Flaxseed:
Consumption and stocks for oil. , 120
Exports and visible supply, Argentina
122
Receipts, shipments, and stocks- 117
World production
215
Flooring, production, shipments,
stocks, and orders...110
Flour, wheat:
' Exports, Argentina
122
Production, consumption and
stocks-.-.
_'
130
Wholesale price.
126
Food, cost of, index numbers
158,159
Foodstuffs:
Exports
___ 199
Imports
198
Foreign countries:
Coal production
204
Crop production
_. 215,216
Employment
^
208
, Metal production
206
Price comparisons
195
Foreign exchange rates.
__. 196
Foreign trade:
Canada
212
United Kingdom
.
210
United States exports
199, 202
United States imports
198 200
Vessels in United States ports.__' 162
Forest products:
Car loadings
.
166
Price index
JQQ
Production index numbers. _ I " 57
Foundry equipment, orders, Vales" •
and shipments
70
Foundry iron, Ohio, stocks," meltings"
and receipts
77
n
France:
Coal production.^
204
Crop production
. " " " " " 2 1 5 216
Foreign exchange
' 196
Iron and steel production
2OR
Price index
TQFre?~ht cars:
""
*
,19°
Bad-order, loadings, shortage
and surplus
inr
Orders for construction!
2?
I'rc ,ht rates, ocean.
i™
Frulcs, car-lot shipments
" ' " " ion
ljiy
Fuel:
"
Consumption by public utility
J
plants...
17
Consumption by vessels!"
\ao
Cost of, index numbers..""~15§ {5S

hts C ° n S U i n p t i O n

and

stoc

^

to

Fur-felt hats, orders, stock3, etc
58
Furnishings, cost of, index numbers
158, 159
Furniture, shipments and unfilled
orders
102
Furniture, steel, shipments
74
Gas and electric companies, earnings, 178
Gas and fuel oils, production and
stocks
86
Gasoline, consumption, exports, production, and stocks
84
Germany:
Coal and lignite production
204
Crop production
215, 216
Employment
208
Glass, bottles and illuminating ware,
production, etc
97
Gold, receipts, exports, imports, and
Rand output
194
Government finances: Debt, receipts,
and disbursements
193
Grains:
Exports
132
Exports and visible supply, Argentina
122
Loadings
166
Production
128
Receipts, shipments, and visible
supply
130
World production, wheat-__
216
Grease, production, consumption, and
stocks,..
120
Hats, fur-felt, consumption, stocks,
etc
Hats and textiles, shipments, orders,
etc
Hardwood lumber, stocks and orders
Hawaii, Bugar production
Hay:
Production
Receipts
Hides and skins:
Imports and prices
Stocks
Hogs:
Receipts,
shipments,
and
slaughter
Wholesale price
Housing:
Construction
Cost of, index numbers

58
58
104 .
215
128
129
92
90
134
126
9S
158

Ice cream, production
138
Illinois, employment and earnings—- 171
Illuminating glassware, production,
etc
97
Immigration
170
Imports. (See Foreign trade and
individual commodities.)
Incorporations, new
188
Indebtedness, wholesale trade
16*
India. (Sec British India.)
India rubber, prices, imports, and
stocks
88
Industrial corporations:
Dividend payments
Ijjjj
New capital issues
j^J;
Stocks and bond prices
l^ b
Insurance, life, new business, and
premium collections
*&v
lbl
Interest rates
Internal revenue taxes:
Automobile
*: i
Candy sales (based on taxes)--- 1^D
Firearms,
jewelry,
theaters, li}
bonds, stocks, etc
Iron and steel (see aUo Pig iron and
steel):
Crude steel, production, stocks,
prices, e t c . ; .
if
Exports and imports
o!n
AU
Exports from United Kingdom - *

223
[See note at head of Index, p. 221.]
Pago.

Iron and steel—Continued.
Finished products
74
Foreign production
206
Pig iron, production, stocks,
prices, etc
70
Iron, foundry, Ohio
77
Iron ore, movement, consumption,
and stocks
76
Issues, new capital
188
Italy:
Crop production
215, 216
Foreign exchange
196
Price index
195
Japan:
Coal production
Foreign exchange rates
_~
Price index
Rice production
Java, sugar production
Jewelry, watches and clocks, internal-revenue taxes
Jobs, registered and .applicants for.Joint-stock land banks, loans
Jones Bros. Tea Co., sales...

204
196
195
215
215
157
176
190
150

Kerosene oil, production and stocks. - 86
Knit underwear, production, orders,
64
etc. —
Kresge, S. S., Co., sales
150
Kress, S. H., & Co., sales
150.
Labels, paper, orders
96
Labor:
Earnings
I'1
Employment
171, 176
Wages
174
Lamb and mutton, cold-storage
holdings a,nd production
136
Lead, production, receipts, shipments,
and prices
80
Leather:
Exports and prices
92
Production, sales, and stocks— 90
Life insurance, new business and
preimum collections
180
Light, cost of, index numbers.- 158, 159
Lightning rods, shipments
79
Lignite, foreign production
204
Linseed oil:
Production, consumption, and
stocks
- 124
Shipments
123
Linseed-oil cake, shipments
123
Livestock:
Loadings
166
Prices, index number
159
Receipts,
shipments,
and
slaughter
.
134
Living, cost of
158, 159
Loans:
Agricultural
190
Banks
184
Locomotives:
Bad-order..__
168
Shipments and unfilled orders.- 74

Meats:
Federal Reserve Index
149
Production, exports, prices, etc__ 136
Mens* and boys' clothing
58
Metals and minerals:
Price index
159,160
Production, foreign
206
Production index
67
Methanol, production, shipments,
and stocks
119
Mexico:
Cotton production
216
Petroleum shipments
84
Milk, production, receipts, etc
138
Minneapolis, milk production
138
Mississippi River, cargo traffic
164
Money in circulation
193
Money orders, domestic and foreign. 155
Montgomery Ward & Co., sales
150
Municipal bonds:
Canadian issues
213
New issues
188
Yields
186
Mutton, production and cold storage
holdings
136
National Parks, visitors
170
Naval stores, receipts and stocks
110
Netherlands:
Coal production
204
Employment
208
Foreign exchange rates
196
Sugar production._
215
New capital issues
188, 190
New incorporations
188
New York City, milk receipts
138
New York State:
Canal traffic
164
Employment and earnings
171
Savings banks deposits
182
New York Stock Exchange, sales
186
Newspaper advertising
155
Newsprint in hand of publishers
119
Newsprint paper:
Canada, production
214
Production, shipments, stocks,
etc
94
Nitrate of soda, imports
118
Norway, employment
208

Oats:
Exports
.-_
132
Exports, Argentina
122
Production (crop estimate)
: 128
Receipts and visible supply
! 130
Wholesale price
126
Ocean transportation
162
Ohio, foundry iron, stocks, receipts,
etc
77
Ohio River, cargo traffic
164
Oil wells completed
84
Oils:
Essential, wholesale price index. 118
Fuel, consumption by vessels— 162
Petroleum and products
84, 86
Vegetable and
fish
124
Oleomargarine, production and consumption
123
Losses,
fire
1°° Onions, car-lot shipments
129
Lubricating oil, production and stocks 86 Optical goods, sales and unfilled
Lumber, production, stocks, prices,
orders
- 97
etc._'__
. . . 102, 105, 106, 108 Ore, car loadings (see also Iron ore)-- 166
Luxemburg, iron and steel production 206 Owl Drug Co., sales
150
McCrory Stores Corporation, sales. _ 150
164
Machinery
.
78, 79 Panama Canal, traffic
Magazines, advertising
- — 155 Paper:
Mail-order houses, sales
-- 150
Boxes, labels, wood pulp, operating time, prices, and producMalleable castings, production, shiption
95,96
ments, and orders
104
Newsprint, production, etc
94
Manufactures:
170
Exports
199 Parks, National, visitors
170
Imports....
J
198 Passports issued
.
79
Production index numbers
57 Patents granted
Paving brick, production, shipments,
Massachusetts, employment and
stocks, etc
104
earnings
171




Pago.

Payroll, New York and Wisconsin
factories
171
Payments, dividend and interest
188
Peanut oil, production, consumption,
and stocks
125 .
Peanuts, hulled, consumption and
stocks for oil
120
Pearl buttons, production and stocks. 96
Pennsylvania Railroad Co., stockholders
192
Penny, J. C , Co., sales
150
Peru, cotton production.
216
Petroleum, crude, production, consumption, stocks, etc
84
Petroleum products
84, S6
Philadelphia, milk receipts;
138
Philippines, rice production
215
Pig iron:
Prices, production, etc
70
Production, foreign countries
206
Pipe, cast-iron, production, shipments, and orders
104
Plumbing fixtures, price index
97
Plumbing, tubular, sales
79
Poland:
Coal production
204
Sugar production
215
Pork, production, consumption, etc__ 136
Porto Rico, sugar production
215
Postal receipts
.
155
Postal savings
182
Potash imports
118
Potatoes:
Car-lot shipments
129
Production (crop estimate)
128
Poultry, receipts and cold-storage
holdings
141
Power, electric, production and sales. 178
Prepared roofing, shipments
116
Price index (sec also Individual commodities) :
Bradstreet's (wholesale).
__ 160
Building and construction costs_ 97
Department of Labor (whole- •
sale)
_—158, 159
Drugs and chemicals
118
Dun's (wholesale)
160
Federal Reserve: Board (wholesale)
160
Foreign
195
Plumbing
fixtures
97
Stocks and bonds
186
Wood chemicals
119
Prices:
Brick
- 112
Butter and cheese
140
Cement
101
Coal and coke
82
Drugs and chemicals
118
Farm products
120
Flour
126
Hides and leather products
92
Iron and steel
70, 72
Lumber
108
Meats
136
Nonferrous metals
76,80
Petroleum
84
Rubber
88
Silver
— 194
Sugar
142
Textiles
ft
68
Tobacco
144
Printing, activity
94
Production, index numbers (see also
Individual commodities)
57
Public
finance,
193
Public utilities:
Bond prices
186
Contracts awarded
100
Dividend payments
188
Earnings, production, etc
178
New capital issues
190
Pumps.
—. 78
Pyroxylin-coated textiles
58

224
[See note at head of Index, p. 221.]
Page.

Page.

Page.

Railroad operations, Canada
212
Kail roads:
1QQ
Dividend payments
--- |»»
Employment
— _ — - - - - 174
Financial operations and traffic- ltjs
Freight-car movements
lob
New capital issues.-190
Pullman passengers
lo»
Stock and bond prices.
loo
194
Rand, gold output
Raw materials:

Southern States:
__..
Bond issues..
Construction,
----- ™
Spain, crop production
^lo,
Spectacle frames and mountings,
sales and unfilled orders
7
Spindles, cotton
-Steel:
Barrels and drums
74
Furniture, shipments
72
Ingots, castings, and sheets
Prices, production, earnings, etc. 72
Production, foreign countries. __ 206
79
Stokers, sales,74
Structural, sales
192
Stockholders, corporations. __^
Stocks, commodity, index numbers
(see also individual commodities) ~ _ 57
Stocks, corporation:
Issues
188, 190
1S6
Prices and sales
79
Stokers, sales
Structural steel:
74
Fabricated, sales
72
Prices, beams
164
Suez Canal, traffic
Sugar:
142
Exports, stocks, receipts, etc
World production
215
Suitings, wool, wholesale price
68
Sulphuric acid: Exports and wholesale price
118
Sweden:
Beet sugar production
215
Employment
208
Foreign exchange rates
196
Price index
195
Sweet corn, unsold stocks, Iowa-Nebraska
192
Switzerland:
Foreign exchange rates
196
Price index
195

Unfilled orders, index numbers.—
57
United Cigar Stores Co., sales
150
United Kingdom:
Coal production
204
Employment
208
Fire losses—-*.
100
Foreign exchange rates
196
Imports, exports and reexports— 210
Iron and steel production
206
Price index
195
Zinc stocks
206
United States:
Crop production
215, 216
Factory employment
171
Price index
195
Postal savings
182
United States Government:
Debt, receipts, and expenditures. 193
Postal receipts
^
155
United States Steel Corporation:
Earnings and unfilled orders
72
Stockholders. __•192

Exports

}gg

Imports
l^
Price index
1««
Production and stocks index
57
Receipts, United States Government- 193
Restaurant sales
157
Retail lumber sales
102
Retail prices:
Coal
82
Food
_
— 158, 159
Sugar
142
Retail trade
142, 150,152, 153,159
Rice:
Exports, imports, receipts, shipments, and stocks
133
Production (crop estimate)
128
World production--^.
-- 215
Roofing, production, stocks, receipts,
and shipments
116
Hope paper sacks, shipments
96
Rosin, receipts and stocks110
Rubber,
consumption,
imports,
stocks, and prices
88
Rumania, wheat production
216
Russia, sugar production
215
Rye:
Exports
__132
Receipts
130
Wholesale price..
126
Production (crop estimate)
12S
St. Louis:
Lead and zinc movement
80
River transportation
104
Sales:
%
Department stores
152,153
Restaurants
157
Retail (mail order, chain stores,
etc.)
150, 152, 153, 154, 155
Wholesale, Federal Reserve districts
147, 148, 149
Salmon, canned, exports from Canada 212
Sanitary ware, orders, shipments,
and stocks
114
Sault Ste. Marie Canal, traffic
164
Savings deposits.:
182
Schulte, A. (Inc.), sales
150
Sears, Roebuck & Co., sales
150
Shelter, prices of, index numbers
158
Sheep:
Receipts, shipments, and slaughter
_ 134
Wholesale price
126
Ships:
Building.,
74

Traffic

..IIIIIIII 162

Silk, raw:
% Consumption, imports, and
stocks...,
_ (35
Wholesale price
58
Silver, exports, imports, production",
and prices.„_
_
194
South Africa, coal production
I I I 204




°

Vegetable oils:
Exports and imports
123
Production, consumption, and
stocks
125
Vegetables, car-lot shipments
129
Vessels cleared and entered
162

Wages, labor
174
Waldorf System, restaurant sales
157
War Finance Corporation, loans
190
Ward, Montgomery, & Co., sales
150
Water transportation
162, 164
Webbing, elastic, sales
65
Wheat:
Exports
•
132
Exports from Canada
212
Exports and visible supply, Argentina
122
Taxes, internal revenue:
Production (crop estimate)
128
Receipts, shipments, and visible
Automobiles and accessories
87
supply
1^0
Theatre admissions
157
12
Wholesale price
°
Tea, imports
146
World production
21b
Telegraph and telephone, revenue
and earnings
- - - 178 Wheat flour:
Ten-cent store, sales
150
Production, consumption, and
Textiles:
stocks
130
12
Cotton
60
Wholesale price
°
Dividends, Fall River mills
65 Wholesale sales
147, 148,149
Knit underwear
64 Wisconsin, employment and earnings. 171
Machinery activity
66, 67 Wood consumption and stocks, cheniil
Pyroxylin coated, orders, shipcal plants
$
9b
ments, etc
,
58 Wood pulp imports
Silk and miscellaneous
65 Wool:
!
Wholesale price
_.._-__ 68
Consumption, imports, receipts,
Wool...„_•-_..
59
. and stocks
- *2
J
Theater admissions, internal-reveMachinery, active
- ob> Jl'
b
nue taxes!
157
Price, wholesale
°
Tin, consumption, imports, prices,
Woolens, exports, United Kingdom- £*v
and stocks. „
SO Woolworth, F. W. Co., sales
J°g
Tires, production, stocks, and ship1/0
Workers, registered and placed
ments
;__
88 World production:
lR
Tobacco, production, exports, prices,
Cotton and wheat
*}2
tc—
144
FJaxseed, rice, and sugar
^*2
Trade:
Retail
150, 152, 153, 154 Worsted yarn, wholesale price.
150,
153, 15
Wholesale e s a l e 1 4 147, 148 1
186
W h o l
7 148, 149 Yields, bonds
Transportation, water
162
Tubular plumbing, sales
^
79
m
Turpentine, receipts and stocks
110 Zinc:
Price, production, stocks, etc.-- £
Underwear, knit, production, orders,
Production in Belgium
^6
shipments, etc
64
iyj
Stocks in United Kingdom

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understand the needs of the Chilean and Peruvian markets in
order to meet the greatly increased foreign competition.
Industrial Machinery Trade of Italy, hy A. A. Osborne,
American trade commission, Rome. Trade Information Bulletin No. 169; 20 pages. In this review are embodied the results
of a special investigation of the possibilities of selling American
machinery in Italy. Points of special development are:
The scope of the market, Italian import trade in mucluriery,
competition between Italian and foreign manufacturers, how
to sell in Italy, United States exports of industrial machinery
to Italy in recent years, including 1922.
SUREAU OF FISHERIES.
Artificial Propagation of Whitefish, Grayling, and Lake
Trout, by Glen C. Leach, assistant in charge of fish culture.
Bureau of Fisheries Document No. 949; 32 pages. For the
types of fish included, the points discussed are range and
description, habits, commercial value, methods used in artificial
propagation.
BUREAU OF STANDARDS.
Pneumatic Tires, SoIM Tires, and Inner Tubes, United
States Government Specification.—Circular No. 115.
Contains standard specifications officially adopted by the
Federal Specifications Board for use of Government departments in the purchase of materials.
BUREAU OF NAVIGATION.
Seagoing Vessels of the United States, 1923.—Part VI
of the fifty-fifth annual list of merchant vessels of the United
States for'the year ended June 30, 1923. Price, 35 cents.
Commercial and Government Radio Stations of the
United States, edition of June 30, 1923. Price, 15 cents.
Amateur Radio Stations of tiie United States, edition
of June 30, 1923. Price, 25 cents.

COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY.
Results of Observations Made at the United States
Coast and Geodetic Survey Magnetic Observatory at
Sitka, Alaska, in 1919 and 1920, by Daniel L. Hazard, assistant chief, Division of Terrestrial Magnetism. The report
contains 102 pages of tables and 14 charts. Price, 25 cents.
Instructions for tee Compensation of the Magnetic
Compass, by N. H. Heck, chief, Division of Terrestrial Magnetism, and W. E. Parker, chief, Division of Hydrography and
Topography. Special Bulletin No. 9G; 49 pages. Price, 15
cents.
Precise Leveling in Georgia, by Henry G. Avers, mathematician. Special Publication No. 95; 107 pages. Price, 15
cents.
BUREAU' OF LIGHTHOUSES.
Buoy Lists. Hawaiian and Samoan Islands, and Porto
Rico and Adjacent Islands.—Both lists are corrected to
November 1, 1923. Price, 20 cents each.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE.
HERBERT HOOVER, Secretary of Commerce.

BUREAU OF THE CENSUS.

BUREAU OF FISHERIES.

WILLIAM M. STEUABT, Director.

HENRY O'MALLEY, Commissioner.

Chief functions.
The taking of the decennial census covering population, agriculture, manufactures, mines and quarries, and forest products.
Decennial report on wealth, public debt, and taxation, including
principal financial statistics on Federal, State, county, city, and
township governments.
Annual financial statistics of State and municipal governments—
Sources of revenue, objects of payments, debt, and tax levies.
Decennial statistics relating to inmates of institutions, including
paupers, insane, prisoners, and juvenile delinquents.
A census of agriculture in each middecennial year, a biennial
census of manufactures, a quinquennial census of electrical public
utilities, statistics of marriage and divorce.
Annual statistics of births, deaths, causes of death, etc., in the
registration area of the United States.
Quarterly statistics of leaf tobacco stocks and of production,
stocks, and consumption of fats and oils.
Monthly or semimonthly statistics of cotton ginning; cotton
stocks and consumption; the production, stocks, and consumption
of hides and leather; the production of shoes; and statistics of active
textile machinery and of movements in an increasing number of
other industries.
The compilation and publication, in the "Survey of Current
Business," of monthly commercial and industrial statistics.

BUREAU OF FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
COMMERCE.
JULIUS KLEIN, Director*

Chief functions.
The compilation of timely information concerning world market
conditions and openings for American products in foreign countries
secured through commercial attaches and trade commissioners of
the Department of Commerce and the foreign service of the Department of State. The distribution of such information to American
business through weekly *'Commerce reports," special bulletins,
confidential circulars, the news and trade press, correspondence,
and personal contact. Approximately 3,000 trade inquiries are
answered daily by the bureau and its nine district offices.
The maintenance of commodity, technical, and geographical
divisions to Efford special service to American export industries.
The compilation and distribution of names of possible buyers
and agents for American products in all parts of the world and the
publication of weekly lists of specific sales opportunities abroad.
The maintenance of 33 district and cooperative offices in that
many cities in the United States to expedite delivery of market
information to business men and.to keep the department advised
as to the urgent requirements of American trades and industries.
The publication of official statistics on imports and exports.
The study of the processes of domestic trade and commerce, with
a view to their improvement and the dissemination of information
obtained for the benefit of the public, as well as of tho3e directly
concerned.

BUREAU OF STANDARDS,
GEORGE K. BURGESS, Director,

Chief functions.
Custody of standards of measurement, quality, performance, or
practice adopted or recognized by the Government. Development
and construction of such standards when necessary. Testing and
calibration of apparatus and comparison of standards used by
scientific or other institutions with those in the custody of the
bureau.
Determination of physical constants and properties of materials.
The testing of materials and the establishment of standards and
processes in cooperation with commercial firms or organizations.
Industrial researches covering structural, engineering, and miscellaneous materials, radio, radium, mechanical appliances, sugar
technology, leather, paper, rubber, and textiles; clay products,
glass, and refractories, metals and metallurgy, and similar groups of
subjects.
The collection and dissemination of information showing approved
methods in building, planning, and construction, including building materials and codes and such other matters as may encourage,
improve, and cheapen construction and housing.
Studies on simplified commercial practices and the establishment of such practices through cooperative business organizations.
The Bureau publishes six series of scientific and technical publications, reporting the results of its researches and giving technical
data fundamental to industry.
The Director of the Bureau has supervision of the preparation of
technical specifications through the Federal Specifications Board.



Chief functions.
The propagation of useful food fishes, including lobsters, oyBten,
and other shellfish, and their distribution to suitable waters.
Investigations of fieh culture, fish diseases, and for the conseryation of fishery resources and the development of commercial
fisheries.
The study of the methods of the fisheries and fishery industrial
and the utilization of fishery products.
The collection of statistics of fisheries.
The administration of the Alaska salmon fisheries, the fur-seal
herd on the Pribilof Islands, and the law for the protection of
sponges off the coast of Florida.

BUREAU OF LIGHTHOUSES.
GEORGE R. PUTNAM, Commissioner.

Chief functions.
The establishment and maintenance of lighthouses, lightships
buoys, and other aids to navigation on the sea and the lake coasti
and on the rivers of the United States, including Alaska, Hawaiian
Islands, and Porto Rico.
The publication of Light Lists, Buoy Lists, and Notices to
Manners, including information regarding all aids to navigation
maintained by the Lighthouse Service.

COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY,
E . LESTER JONES, Director.

Chief functions.
The survey of the coasts of the United States and the publication!
of charts needed for the navigation of the adjacent waters, including
Alaska, the Philippine Islands, Hawaii, rorto Rico, the Virgin
Islands, and the Canal Zone.
A comprehensive geodetic system, extending into the interior.,
connects and coordinates the surveys of the coasts, and is designed
to furnish accurately determined points and elevations in all parti
of the country. These are available as a basis for Federal, State,
and municipal surveys, and engineering projects of every kind.
The magnetic declination has been determined at a large number
of stations throughout the country, and the results are available
for the use of surveyors and engineers.
The technical operations include base measures, triangulation,
traverse, precise leveling, the determination of latitude and azimuth, the determination of difference of longitude by telegraph
or radio, magnetic observations and researches, the preparation of
magnetic maps, the determination of the force of gravity, topography, hydrography, deep-sea soundings, water temperatures, tidal
and current observations.
The results are published in the form of charts on various scales,
annual reports, coast pilots, tide tables (published annually in
advance), current tables, digests of geodetic publications, and
special publications.

BUREAU OF NAVIGATION.
D. B. CARSON, Commissioner.

Chief functions.
General superintendence o! commercial marine and merchant
seamen.
Supervision of registering, enrolling, licensing, numbering, etc.,
of vessels under the United States flag, and the annual publication
of a list of such vessels.
The enforcement of the navigation and steamboat inspection
laws and the laws governing radio communication, as well at
duties connected with fees, fines, tonnage taxes, refunds, etc.,
originating under such laws.

STEAMBOAT INSPECTION SEKVICE.
GEORGE UHLER, Supervising Inspector General.
Chief functions.
The inspection o* vessels, the licensing of the officers of vessels,
and the administration of laws relating to such vessels and their
officers. The certification of able seamen who form the crews at
merchant vessels.
The inspection of vessels, including the types of boilers; the testing of all materials subject to tensile strain in marine boilera; the
inspection of hulls and of life-saving equipment.