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UNITED STATES
APARTMENT OF COMMERCE
WASHINGTON

SURVEY OF
RRENT BUSINESS

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JANUARY, 1930
No. 101

ISSUED BY

BUREAU OF THE CENSUS

IMPORTANT NOTICE
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to figures given from Government sources, iher'e are also incorporated for completeness of V
es from other sources generally accepted by the trades, the authority and responsibilityfot ^(
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INTRODUCTION

Tjie StmvEY OP CURRENT BUSINESS is designed to
present^each month a picture of the business situation
by setting forth th& principal facts regarding the variou&pineS,o£ trade and industry. The figures reported
, are veiy largely those already in existence. The
ehief 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 compllea by technical journals, and
still others are reported by trade associations.
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pastjtwo years and yearly comparisons, where available, ba6k to 1913; also blank lines sufficient for six
months, laave been left at the bottom of each table*
enabling those who care to do so to enter new figures
>'<^9 soon as they appear (see August, 1929, issue). In
$he intervening months the more important comparisons only are given in the table entitled " Trend of
,. businessi movements."
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unite, relative numbers (often called "index numbers/* a term referring more particularly to a special
t Jdnd of number described below) have been calculated. The monthly average for 1923-1925 has
usually been used as a base equal to 100.
'> The relative numbers are computed by allowing the
" monthly average for the base year or period to equal
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thaia the base, the relative number will be greater than
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Thus $ relative number of 115 means an increase of 15
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Dumber at one month is 120 and for a later month it
is 444 there hats been an increase of 20 per cent.
When two or more series of relative numbers are
•combined by a system of weightings, the resulting
*s0rifes 13 denominated an index number. The index
number, by combining many relative numbers is
to show t^e trend of an entire group of

industries or for the country as a whole, insi
the single commodity or industry which the
number covers. Comparisons with the base
with other periods are made in the sameimann]
the case of relative numbers.
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RATIO CHARTS

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OF CURRENT BUSINESS are of the type
Charts" (logarithmic scale), notably jthe
Indicator charts on page 2. These charts $1 vr
percentage increase and allow direct! coin;
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curve regardless of its location on the jdiagtfa
is, a 10 per cent increase in an item is gjiven|
vertical movement whether its curve isjneaif i
torn or near the top of the chart. The jd|
between this and the ordinary arithmetic I im
chart can be made clear by an examplel If! a
item having a relative number of 400 jin on^
increases 10 per cent in the following inq
relative number will be 440, and oi\ an
chart would be plotted 40 equidistant
higher than the preceding months, Anotfyel
ment with a relative number of, say, 50 alsq i|
10 per cent, making its relative number 55i j!
ordinary (arithmetic) scale this item would ra
equidistant points, whereas the previous item
points, yet each showed the same percentage
The ratio charts avoid difficulty and) giv3
of the two movements exactly the same v
and hence the slopes of the two lines are dire
parable. The ratio charts compare percontag<
while the arithmetic charts compare absolute
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No. 101

WASHINGTON

January, 1930

CONTENTS
SUMMARIES

Preliminary summary for December
Business conditions in November
Monthly business indicators (table and chart)
Measures of industrial and commercial activity (charts):
New building contracts and automobile production.
Mineral production and railroad ton-mileage
Factory employment, manufacturing, and electricpower production
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Check payments and retail trade
Indexes of business

INDEX BY SUBJECTS

1
4
2,3

8
8
15

DETAILED TABLES

National advertising; magazine and radio.
Debits to individual accounts

18
20

Textiles
Metals and metal products
Fuels
Automobiles and rubber
Hides and leather
Paper and printing
Building construction and housing. _
Lumber products
Stone, clay, and glass products
Chemicals and oils
Foodstuffs and tobacco
Transportation and public utilities..
Employment and wages
Distribution movement (trade, etc.).
Banking, finance, and insurance
Foreign exchange and trade

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10
11
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12
12
12
13
14
5
14
14
14

Table
page
23,24
24-28
28,29
28,30

30,31
31,32
32
33,34
34,35
35-37

37-41
41-42
43,44
44,45
45-47

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PRELIMINARY SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER
Check payments during the early weeks of December were lower than in the corresponding period of
1928. Detroit factory employment, indicative of conditions in the automotive industry, was somewhat
lower than a year ago. Petroleum production showed
some recession from the preceding month, but was
still above the level of last year.
Freight car loadings were lower than in the corresponding weeks of December, 1928. The volume of
building contracts awarded was lower than in the
corresponding period of the preceding year.
Operations in steel plants were on a much lower
level than in the preceding month, and showed a
decline also from December, 1928. Wholesale prices
were generally lower than in November, and were
about 5 per cent below the level of a year ago.
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Loans and discounts of Federal reserve member
banks showed a further recession during the month,
but were higher than a year ago. The Federal reserve
r atio averaged higher than in either the previous month
or December of last year. Interest rates on both call
and time money averaged lower than in either the
preceding month or December, 1928. Brokers7 loans
were substantially lower than a year ago. Stock prices
showed some recovery from the low po'nt recorded
during the middle of November, but were still below
the level of last year. Bond prices averaged higher
than in November, but were lower than a year ago.
Business failures showed only slight change from
December, 1928.

MONTHLY BUSINESS INDICATORS, 1923-1929
[Ratio charts—see explanations on inside front cover. The curves on check payments, wholesale trade, 10-cent chains, and department stores have been adjusted for
normal seasonal variations, and manufacturing production for the varying number of working days in the month as well]

1924

1925

1926

1927

1928

1929

1923 1 1924 1 1925 I 1926 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929
FACTORY EMPLOYMENT

MANUFACTURING PRODUCTION

i..i.,I.,i..i ..i..i..i..i..i..i7ii ..J..I..L. i
WHOLESALE PRICES

CHECK PAYMENTS (41 CENTERS)

PIG IRON PRODUCTION
1 , , I . i I , , 11 I . . I . t ! , , I i , I i i I i i

WHOLESALE TRADE (B LINES)

DEPARTMENT STORE TRADE
AUTOMOBILE
PRODUCTION
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SALES BY 2 MAIL-ORDER HOUSES

SALES BY TEN CENT CHAINS
COTTON CONSUMPTION
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NET TON-MILE OPERATION

WOOL CONSUMPTION
INTEREST RATE, COMMERCIAL PAPER

MINERAL PRODUCTION
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PETROLEUM

PRODUCTION
PRICE OF 25 RAILROAD STOCKS

PRICE OF 25 INDUSTRIAL STOCKS

COPPER PRODUCTION

BUILDING CONTRACTS (FLOOR SPAGE}
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BUSINESS FAILURES, LIABILITIES

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1924

i I I I I II I III

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l I I I I I I I I I I i i i i i i ri i i i

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I 1928

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MONTHLY BUSINESS INDICATORS
The principal business indicators are shown below, all calculated on a comparable basis, the average for the years 1923 to 1925,
inclusive. Thus the table gives a bird's-eye view of the business situation in a concise form, so that trends of the principal indicator s
may be seen at a glance.
Certain indicators, in which there is a marked seasonal movement, are shown with the average seasonal variations eliminated,
as noted below. In this manner a more understanding month-to-month comparison may be made.
MONTHLY AVERAGE
1923 1924

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1925 1920

1927

1928

1929

1928 Oct. Nov Dec.

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Jan

Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct.

Nov.

1923 1935 monthly aver age=> 100
Industrial production:
* Total manufacturing
* Total minerals
Pig iron
Steel ingots
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Automobiles
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Cement
Cotton (consumption)
Wool (consumption) ...

101. C
105. C
111 7
104 8
101 7
92.1
105. 8
112 >>

94. C
96. C
88.7
88.7
90.8
99. ti
89 94.6

105. C
99. C
101.5
108.4
107.6
108 1
104.4
92.6

108. C
107. C
109 0
1131
108.4
110.0
108.5
86.7

114. C lll.C
114. G 113.C
112 8 1HU
134 6 123.2
120.2 77.8
141 1 124.5
120 6 119.0
108 6 105.7

113. C
112.C
112.8
116.3
70.8
98. 1
104.1
9fi.8

117.0
1J7.0
115 2
129.9
121.3
79.5
130.2
114.0

122. C
118.0
117.1
130.5
125.7
138.6
106.3
105.0

117.0
118.0
120.1
130.5
114.9
134.6
124.9
125.3

106.0
110.0
106.5
101.6
65.8
112.9
106 p
98.5

Raw material output:
Animal products
.. .. 100.0
91.9
Crops
99.0
Forest products
99 4
Crude petroleum _
108 0
Bituminous coal . . . .
Copper
,
. 93.4

M)4.0
104.0
97.0
96.9
92.6
100.2

96.0
104.0
104.0
103.7
99.6
106.4

96.0 97.0 99.0 102.0 93.0
109.0 113.3 117.0 252.1 179. 7
98.0 93.0 88.2 84.0 84.0
104.6 122.3 122.2 129.5 123.8
109 7 99.0 95.8 117 5 107.4
110.2 104.9 114.9 131 1 129. 5

92.0
152.3
76.0
129.4
101.2
129.8

96.0 80.0 88.0 99.7 108.9 111.8 116.0 100.0 98.7
112.5 81.9 72 5 57.4 51.1 56 3 91.1 134.5 177.1
82.0 74.0 86.0 90.2 98.6 89.9 88.3 91.8 80.3
133.5 123.3 134.4 130.5 137.5 135.9 148.8 150.3 142.2
118.1 108. 5 90.3 84.7 92.2 87.4 93.3 100.7 102.2
130.9 128.5 142.1 143.9 141.6 124.9 120.1 119.6 120.4

102,6
246; 3
89.2
143.5
117.6
125.2

95.2
154.6
82.0
127.3
104.9
114.1

111.
106.
105.
120.
109.
116. a 118.
120 2 106.
97 C 94.
106. C
107. C
101. C
104. C
85.7

117. C
120. C
107.3
125. 1
141.1
68.6
116.5
101.3

120. C
107.C
124.3
146.3
177.0
80.2
123.3
102.7

123.0
115.0
122.6
142.8
187.9
110.6
123. 1
103.8

124. ()
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116. C
130. i
152. £
182.7
129. S
130.2
102.9

128. C
112.C
124. 4
141.2
164.9
135. 2
111.1
93.0

125.
114.
126.
139.9
151.3
139.0
106.,
99.8

124. C
115. C
125."
142.5
150 7
149 5
108.7
111.1

Power and construction:
Electric power
92.6 98.1 i09. 6 122.6 133.3 146.0 .58 0 154.6 157.8 164.3 148.1 159.3 157. 1 161.2 154.9 159.8 166.6 160.7 173:6 164.3
Building contracts (37 States).... 89 " 92.7 117.6 111.0 106.8 121.4 129 1 111.1 98.2 88.6 81.9 117.1 128. 0 122.4 109.7 113.7 100.5 90.2 98.9 76.9 ;
Unfilled orders:
Oeneral index...
U. 8. Steel Corporation .

121.126 ^

Stocks:
General index
.
Manfd. commodities (28)
Cotton
Copper (refined)

94. f 102.0 103.5 114.6 120.8 122.7 132.9 137.0 141.5 138.4 137.0 133.6 127.8 122.3 119.8 121.5 126.9 138.6 154.5 156.4
93.8 103.2 103.0 106.3 112.5 116.7 110.7 113.7 120.4 125.2 126 4 123.2 120.5 119 5 120.2 119.6 115.0 113.2 113.2 115.2 1
102.5 91.4 106.2 145.5 153.1 123.8 155 1 181.4 187.7 169.8 149.5 130.5 109.9 88.4 70.9 54.2 58.2 106.8 177.5 199.8
106,4 113.9 73.1 64.8 86.4 58.4 40 3 46.1 57.8 65,4 48.8 46.8 50.8 62.2 73.4 86.3 92.2 83.7 78,1 111.7

Employment:
Factories .

104 2

9fl 2

97 8
99 9
97.8
98 2

97. 1
97.4
97.8
99.4

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Prices:
Farm products, to producers.
Wholesale, all commodities.
Retail food
Cost of living (including food)...

*7.0
*3.6

tfl.3
00 6

99.7 101 4

91.2 96.7
I01.P 98 0
98 (J «y 0
89.2 98. 1
88.0 99.0
97.8 W3. 1
91 5 100.8

Transportation :
Freight, net ton-miles

102. 2

Finance:
Member bank loans and discounts
Interest rate (commercial paper) ._
Federal reserve ratio
Price, corporation bonds
Price, railroad stocks
Price, industrial stocks
Failures (liabilities).

94 1 98.5 107.4
116.2 90.0 93. 5
99.0 104 1 96.9
96.4 99.9 103.6
86.0 96. 1 117.9
86.1 91.9 122.0
106.0 108.8 87.2




74.0
71. I

98 8

76.2
80.7

S
71 5 72.7 71.0 7 6 8 79.5 85.5 93.1 88.4 83.4 82.1 76.0 76.8 76.8 75.9
78 6 76.9 83.3 86.1 86.8 92.4 92.7 90.1 89.2 85.6 76.6 81.7 85,6 86.4 |

97.2 100.2 ^8.8 98.1 97.4 99.7 101.3 101 8 101 6 101 2 100.7 102.0 103.4 102.1 98.2

106.5 98 6 94 9 100.7 99 3
102. 8 99.3 94 7 97.0 97.1
104.9 107 6 103 6 102.9 104 8
102.4 102 4 1000 98.7 99 4

Distribution {values):
* Bank debits, 141 cities
• Wholesale trade
* Department stores, sales...
Mail-order sales, 2 houses
• 10-cent chains, sales
..
Imports ..
Exports.
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* Seasonal adjustments.

*4. 6
*2 1

111.9
102 0
103 0
112.7
113.0
109.0
1U7.8

119.6
101.0
106 0
120.2
125.0
114.3
105 5

132.5
97.0
107 0
126.2
138.0
108 0
106.8

158.2
96.0
108.0
147.6
150.0
105.5
112.6

97.1 97.1 96.4 98.6 101.4 100.0 98.6 97.8 101.4 103.6 102.2 101-4 98.6
96.0 96,0 96.6 96.0 96.8 96.1 95.1 95.7 97.3 97.0 96.8 95.6 93.7
105. 1 104. 1 103.3 103.2 102.2 101.3 102.4 103.4 105.9 107.6 107.4 107.2 106.7
99.4 98.8 98.2 98.2 97.6 97.0 97.0 97.6 98.8 99.4 99.4 99.4 99.3

161.8 165. 1
97 4 99.0
105.0 106.0
194.4 188.4
148.0 151.0
110 0 101.1
145 1 143.5

9ft. 9 101.9 109.1 106.0 106.5 129 3 124.6

172.3
94.9
116.0
227.4
163.6
105.0
125. 3

187.2
101.1
105.0
144.9
145.8
114 . 2
128.5

194.3
96.3
110.0
141.8
156.9
114.4
116.4

195.1
97.0
113.0
163.3
167.4
118.8
129.0

180.6
100.0
105.0
170.0
153. OJ
127.1
112.2

180. 5
102.0
107.0
168.2
172.0
123.9
101.4

159.0
97.0
112.0
176. 4
174.0
109.4
103.6

184.8
101.0
106.0
163.0
162.0
109.6
106.2

198.2
103.0
112.0
183.7
174.0
114.3
100.4

192.8
99.0
123.0
192.8
168.0
108.8
115.3

211.1
100.0
109.0
242.3
159.0
121.1
139. 6

190.0
96.0
108.0
225.3
166.0 1
104.9 !;

118. 0

88.4 104.8 102.2 107.8 102.7 112.6 109.1 112.5 120.4 118.5 128.1

i
112.9
100.9
96.0
108.0
133. 4
132.4
80 4

117.3
95.4
99 1
112.6
162.7
171.4
102 2

126.8
112.8
89.1
113.0
174.5
214. 8
95.6

128.3 129.8
127.6 124.8
87.0 84.5
111.3 112.0
176.4 186.0
234.5 252. 6
82.5 95.8

135. 4
124.8
80.2
110.7
180.3
229. 0
96.2

128. 7
124.8
89.9
110.8
189.3
275.0
127.1

130.6
127.6
90.5
109.6
188.3
280.3
80. 3

132.4
136. 4
92.6
108.0
184.9
283.7
85.7

131.3
139.2
94.9
107.6!
183.7
285.8
83.2

129.3
139.2
96.5
106.7
184.4
290.3
97.2

135.1!
139. 2
94.4
105.4
192.1
297.8
74. 01

136.2
139.2
96.4
104.9
213.4
330.8
76.5

135.3 139.1
142.2 145. 0
97.7 94.2
104 1 103.9
216 3 217.7
344, 5 358.5
79. fl 80. S

151. 1
145.0
89. 9
105. 2
203.5
316,3
73.9

141.3 !
133.4 j
93.0 ;

105.0 I
176.2 '
219.4 j
122.8

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BUSINESS CONDITIONS IN NOVEMBER
PRODUCTION

Industrial production in November, after adjustments for seasonal variations, showed a decline from
both the previous month and November, 1928,
according to the weighted index of the Federal Reserve
Board. Both manufacturing production and the output of minerals showed declines from each comparative period. As compared with a year ago, the greatest relative decreases were registered in iron and steel
and automobiles, while gains over November, 1928,

the preceding month but showed a gain of 3 per cent
over a year ago. Declines from a year ago in unfilled
orders for textiles and lumber were balanced by gains
in iron and steel and transportation equipment, principally railroad.
Wholesale trade in November was lower than in the
preceding month and showed a decline also from a
year ago. Declines from last year in wholesale sales
were general except for drugs which show a gain and
furniture which showed no change. The volume of

MANUFACTURING PRODUCTION BY MAJOR GROUPS
[Relative numbers, monthly average 1923-1925 taken as 100, adjusted for seasonal variations]

1925

1926

1927

1928

1929

were reported in the output of leather and shoes,
cement, brick and glass, and tobacco manufactures.
COMMODITY STOCKS

The general index of commodity stocks in the hands
of manufacturers showed a fractional gain over the
preceding month and was higher than a year ago.
The gain over last year was almost entirely due to
larger holdings of raw materials, stocks of manufactured goods showing an increase of less than 1 per cent.
SALES

Unfilled orders for manufactured goods as measured
by the general index showed a loss of 1 per cent from




1923

1924

1925

1926

1927

1928

1929

trade transacted by department stores was greater
than a year ago. The value of merchandise stocks
held by department stores at the end of November
showed no change from last year.
Sales by mail-order houses were seasonally smaller
than in October, but showed a large gain over November a year ago. Ten-cent store sales also were seasonally smaller than in the previous month, but recorded
an increase over a year ago. Ten-cent store business
and the business of mail-order houses for the first
11 months of the year showed considerable gains over
the corresponding period of the previous year. The
volume of business reported by the grocery and drug
chains was greater than in November, 1928.

PRICES

EMPLOYMENT

The general index of wholesale prices was lower than
in the preceding month and showed a decline from a
year ago as well. All groups included within the
general index showed declines from both periods except
fuel and lighting, chemicals, and house-furnishing
goods, which showed no change from the preceding
month, and metals and building materials which were
unchanged from last year, and house-furnishing goods
which showed a gain of 1 per cent over November,
1928. Classified by condition of manufacture, the
largest relative decline in a year ago was registered in
the prices for finished products, where the decrease was
little more than 3 per cent, while the smallest relative

The general index of factory employment showed a
decline of about 4 per cent from the previous month
and was 1 per cent lower than a year ago. As contrasted with the previous month, all industrial groups
included within the index showed declines except
paper and printing and tobacco products, where increases of about 1 per cent were recorded. As compared with a year ago, gains in the employment in
machinery, textiles, paper and printing, leather
products, and chemical factories were insufficient to
offset declines reported in iron and steel, lumber,
transportation equipment, cement, clay and glass,
nonferrous metals, rubber product and tobacco prod-

FACTORY EMPLOYMENT, BY GROUPS
[1926 monthly average=100. November, 1929, is latest month plotted]

IRON AND STEEL

LEATHER
V—XV

100
ll I 1 1 I I i.Ll I I i :.

1923

1924

1925

decrease was registered in the prices for semimanufactures and raw materials, at 1 per cent.
Prices paid to producers of agricultural commodities
also declined from the preceding month but were
higher than a year ago. As compared with the previous month, price increases for dairy and poultry,
products, and cotton and cottonseed, were insufficient
to offset declines in the prices for grains, fruits and
vegetables, and meat animals.
The general index of the cost of living showed no
change from either the previous month or November
of last year. As compared with the previous month,
lowered costs for food and shelter were balanced by
higher costs for fuel and light. As compared with
last year, higher costs for foods were offset by lower
costs of clothing, light, and sundries.



1923

1924

1925

1926

S927

1928

1929

uct factories. As compared with a year ago, declines
of 10 per cent or more were registered in automobile
employment and in factories producing rubberproducts.
Factory pay-roll payments in November were 7 per
cent lower than in October and showed a decline of about
2 per cent from November of last year. Declines from
the preceding month were universal in all major factory
groups, the principal decreases occurring in factories
producing automobiles, rubber products, leather products, and nonferrous metals. Contrasted with a year
ago, gains in pay-roll payments in factories producing
machinery, food products, paper and printing, leather
products and chemicals were insufficient to offset decreases by factories producing iron and steel, textiles,
lumber, transportation equipment, cement, clay and
glass, nonferrous metals, and rubber products.

6

WHOLESALE PRICES FOR SPECIFIED COMMODITIES
[Relative numbers, 1925 monthly average taken as 100. November, 1929, is latest month plotted. Data from which these charts are drawn are given on the opposite page]

WHEAT, NO.2, HARD,WINTER

FLOUR,WINTER STRAIGHTS

CORN, NO.3. YELLOW

LEATHER, CHROME. CALF

PETROLEUM

BITUMINOUS COAL

PIG IRON, FOUNDRY

ZINC

TIN

OATS. NO. 3, WHITE

COKE

180
140

100
60

120

I80r

100

I40h

80

COPPER INGOTS

^10060 LA

60
120

STEEL

BEAMS

LUMBER, PINE, FLOORING

CEMENT

BRICK, COMMON

100

80
60




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3

1928

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WHOLESALE PRICES FOR SPECIFIED COMMODITIES
NOTE.—Prices to producer on farm products and market price of wool and grain prices are from U. S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agriculture Economics,
nonferrous metals from the Engineering and Mining Journal-Press, except tin, which is from the American Metal Market. All other prices are from U. S. Department of
Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. So far as possible all quotations represent prices to producer or at mill.
RELATIVE PRICE
ACTUAL PRICE

(dollars)
1926 average=100

Unit

COMMODITIES

October,
1929

November, 1929

November, 1928

1.115
.919
1.382
.175
31.40
.0892
.0910
. 1097

1.034
.810
1.348
.162
30.75
.0863
.0854
.1074

0.971
.754
.569
.178
37.17
. 0927
. 0851
.1150

83
139
73
121
114
143
81
96

83
132
74
116
115
138
77
95

77
116
73
107
113
134
72
93

73
121
31
120
125
149
81
100

72
108
31
118
137
143
72
99

1.31
1.32
1.22
.95
.47
.59
.97
.186
.43
13. 313
9.650
4.625
12. 094

1.28
1.29
1.19
.88
.45
.60
.95
.175
.43
12. 688
9.269
4.981
11. 969

1.16
1.45
1.12
.84
.44
.62
.98
.199
.55
14. 281
9.019
5.313
12. 688

85
87
83
135
117
94
105
108
93
145
81
71
92

83
85
82
127
115
92
105
106
94
140
78
70
88

81
83
80
117
110
94
103
100
94
133
75
76
87

73
93
74
128
102
98
102
112
117
154
81
81
95

73
94
75
112
107
97
107
114
120
150
73
81
93

Barrel
Barrel
Pound
Pound .
Pound
Pound
Pound.. ..
Pound
Pound
Pound

6.905
6.006
.040
.054
.093
.236
.238
.242
.46
.235

6.688
5.920
.038
.050
.090
.240
.236
.218
.43
.235

6.225
5.531
.039
.051
.096
.253
.262
.243
.51
.235

85
84
92
97
78
144
147
87
102
103

82
83
93
98
79
144
139
79
102
103

79
82
87
92
76
146
138
71
96
103

76
77
91
94
83
155
165
84
107
103

74
76
89
92
81
154
154
79
113
103

Pound
Yard ... .
Yard
Pound . .
Yard
Yard
Yard
Pound
Dozen pair..

.359
.078
.087
1.475
.975
1.901
1.959
4.925
9.250

.346
.076
.087
1.425
.975
1.901
1.959
4.679
9.000

.375
.078
.090
1.550
.975
2.008
1.998
5.047
9.500

100
101
93
103
94
95
90
83
80

100
103
94
103
94
95
90
80
80

96
100
94
99
94
95
90
76
78

104
103
96
110
94
100
92
83
82

105
103
97
108
94
100
92
82
82

Pound
Pound.. .
Square foot..
Pound
Pair
Pair

.186
.197
.490
.545
6.750
4.850

.164
.179
.480
.545
6.750
4.850

.223
.242
.490
.590
6.750
4.850

140
118
108
122
108
100

132
114
108
124
106
100

117
103
106
124
106
100

156
142
121
144
106
103

159
140
108
135
106
100

Coal, bituminous, mine-run (composite price)
Net ton
Net ton
Coal, bituminous, prepared sizes (composite price)
Coal, anthracite, chestnut (composite price) . .
Long ton
Coke, Connellsville (range of prompt and future), furnace —at ovens. Short ton...
Barrel
Petroleum, crude, Kansas-Oklahoma—at wells

3.961
4.525
12. 999
2.700
1.300

3.959
4.518
12. 999
2. 688
1.300

4.008
4.603
13. 040
2.869
1. 210

91
93
94
66
69

92
94
94
66
69

93
94
94
65
69

62
97
95
71
64

93
96
95
70
64

20. 260
18. 500
35. 000
.1778
.233
.0687
.4235
.0674

20. 2GO
18. 500
35. 000
.1778
.233
.0629
.4022
.0624

19. 385
17. 500
33.000
.1578
.205
. 0639
.5085
.0626

98
100
100
129
122
82
69
93

98
100
100
129
122
82
65
92

100
100
129
122
75
62
85

98

92
92
94
110
105
77
75
85

94
94
94
114
108
76
78
85

M feet
Thousand

39. 500
9.500

36. 000
10. 000

37. 580
12. 000

82
64

88
58

80
61

84
76

83
73

Barrel
Cwt .. . .
Pound

1.493
1.900
.196
15. 500
2.600
3.250

1.510
1. 900
.166
15. 500
2.600
3.250

1.650
1. 900
.182
15. 500
2.525
3.250

86
100
42
107
91
94

86
97
40
107
91
94

87
97
34
107
91
94

95
95
39
107
88
94

95
97
38
107
88
94

Septem- Octo- Novem- Octo- November, 1929 ber, 1929 ber, 1929 ber, 1928 ber, 1928

FARM PRODUCTS— AVERAGE PRICE TO PRODUCER
Bushel
Bushel
Bushel
Pound

Wheat
Corn
Potatoes
Cotton _
Cottonseed
Cattle, beef
Hogs
Lambs

Ton

Pound
Pound
Pound

FARM PRODUCTS-MARKET PRICE
Wheat, No. 1, northern spring (Minneapolis)
Wheat, No. 2, red, winter (St. Louis)
Wheat, No. 2, hard, winter (Kansas City)
•
Corn, No. 3, yellow (Chicago)
Oats, No. 3, white (Chicago). ...
Barley, No. 2, (Minneapolis)
Rye, No. 2, (Minneapolis)
Cotton, middling upland (New York)
Wool, & blood combing, Ohio and Pennsylvania fleeces (Boston)
Cattle, steers, good to choice, corn fed (Chicago)
Hogs, heavy (Chicago)
_
Sheep, ewes (Chicago)
Sheep, lambs (Chicago) _ _
_.

Bushel
Bushel ..
Bushel
Bushel
Bushel
Bushel
Bushel
Pound
.
Pound
Cwt
_ .
Cwt_.

Cwt
Cwt

_

FOOD
Flour, standard patents (Minneapolis)
Flour, winter straights (Kansas City)
Sugar, 96° centrifugal (New York)
Sugar, granulated, in barrels (New York)
Cottonseed oil, prime yellow (New York)
Beef, fresh, carcass, good native steers (Chicago)
Beef, fresh, carcass, steers (New York)
Pork smoked hams (Chicago)
Butter, creamery, 92 score (New York)
Oleomargarine, standard, uncolored (Chicago)

.

TEXTILES
Cotton yarns, carded, white, northern, mule spun, 22-1 -cones (Boston).
Cotton-print cloth 64 x 60-38^"-5.35—yards to pound
. .
Cotton sheeting, brown 4/4 Trion (New York)
Worsted yarns, 2/32's cross-bred stock, white, in skein (Boston)
Women's dress goods, French, 39 inches, at mills, serge
Suitings, unfinished worsted— 13-ounce, mill
Suitings, serge, 11-ounce, 56-58 inch
_ _ _
Silk, Japan, 13-15
Hosiery, women's pure silk, mill
LEATHER
Hides, green salted, packers' heavy native steers (Chicago)
Hides, calfskins, No. 1, country, 8 to 15 pounds (Chicago). . .
Leather, chrome calf, dull or bright "B" grades (Boston)...
Leather, sole, oak, scoured backs, heavy (Boston)
Boots and shoes, men's black calf, blucher (Massachusetts)
Boots and shoes, men's dress welt tan calf oxford (St. Louis)

FUEL

METALS
Pig iron, foundry No. 2, northern (Pittsburgh) _
Pig iron, basic, valley furnace..
Steel billets, Bessemer (Pittsburgh) __
Copper ingots, electrolytic, early delivery (New York)
Brass, sheets, mill
_
Lead, pig, desilverized, for early delivery (New York)
Tin, straits (New York)..
Zinc, slab, western (St. Louis)

Long ton
_._ Long ton
Long ton
Pound
Pound
Pound
Pound.
Pound .

BUILDING MATERIAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Lumber, pine, southern, yellow flooring, mill
Brick, common red, domestic building (New York)
Cement, Portland, net without bags to trade, f. o. b. plant (Chicago
district) .
•
Steel beams, mill (Pittsburgh)
Rubber, smoked sheets (New York)
Sulphuric acid, 66°, (New York)
Wood pulp, sulphite, domestic, unbleached, news grade (New York).
Newsprint, rolls, contract, mill




Ton
Cwt
Cwt

8

MEASURES OF INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY
[Relative numbers, monthly average 1923-1925, taken as 100]

NEW BUILDING CONTRACTS AND AUTOMOBILE PRODUCTION
ISO

100

TOTAL AUTOMOBILE PRODUCTION
(UNITED STATES)

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MINERAL PRODUCTION AND RAILROAD TON-MILEAGE

ISO

50

FACTORY EMPLOYMENT, MANUFACTURING. AND ELECTRIC

POWER PRODUCTION

200

ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION

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CHECK PAYMENTS AND RETAIL TRADE
250 F

1920




1921

1922

1923

1924

1925

1926

1927

1928

1929

9
REVIEW BY PRINCIPAL BRANCHES OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
TEXTILES

of 1928. Silk prices averaged lower than in either
Wool imports in November were substantially larger the previous month or the corresponding period of
than a year ago, while the total for the first 11 months last year. Rayon imports were smaller than in Octoof 1929 showed a gain of 16 per cent over the same ber, but showed a gain over November, 1928. For
period of the preceding year. The consumption of the first 11 months of the year rayon imports were
wool in November was lower than in the previous about 39 per cent greater than in the same period of
month and November a year ago.
1928.
Cotton consumption by domestic mills showed de- j
Imports of burlaps were smaller than in the previous
clines from both the preceding month and November month but greater than a year ago. Imports of
of last year, but for the calendar year to date, a gain unmanufactured fibers were larger than in either prior
of 9 per cent was registered as compared with the period. Burlaps and fibers were imported in larger
first 11 months of 1928. Cotton stocks held by mills quantities during the first 11 months of the year than
and in public storage at the end of the month were in the corresponding period of last year.
THE TEXTILE INDUSTRIES
[Relative numbers, monthly average 1923-1925, taken as 100. November, 1929, is latest month plotted. Curves covering imports of wools and exports of cotton are plotted
from 12 months' moving monthly average plotted on the end month]

1923

1924

1925

1926

1927

1928

1929

1923

1924

1923

1924

1925

I92&

1927

1928

1929

1923

1924

11 per cent greater than a year ago. Cotton prices
averaged lower than in either prior comparative
period. Exports of cotton showed declines from both
the preceding month and November, 1928, the total
for the first 11 months showing a decrease of 13 per
cent from the same period of the previous year.
Imports of silk were smaller than in October, but
showed a gain of about 11 per cent over a year ago.
For the first 11 months of the year, silk imports were
10 per cent greater than in the same period of last
year. Silk deliveries to consuming establishments
were smaller than in October but greater than a year
ago. Total silk deliveries through November showed
a gain of more than 9 per cent over the same period
88021—30
2



1925

1925

1926

1927

1928

1929

1926

1927

1928

1929

Fewer men's and boys' suits were cut in October
than in either the preceding month or October, 1928.
The production of hosiery in October was greater
than in either the previous month or the same period
of last year, while shipments made similar comparisons
with both periods. Hosiery stocks in the hands of
manufacturers at the end of October were lower than
a year ago. Unfilled orders for hosiery were larger
than at the end of October, 1928.
The November output of pyroxylin-coated textiles
showed a decline from both the preceding month and
November, 1928. Unfilled orders at the end of
November were substantially lower than at the end of
either the preceding month or November a year ago.

10
METALS

The production of pig iron showed declines in
November from both the previous month and the
same period of last year, but the total output for the
period through November was 14 per cent greater
than in the first 11 months of 1928. Wholesale prices
for iron showed practically no change from the previous
month but were generally higher than a year ago.
Steel ingots were produced in smaller quantities
than in either the preceding month or November, 1928,
but the total output for the first 11 months of the
year was 12 per cent greater than in the same period of
last year. Unfilled orders for steel at the end of
November were greater than at the end of either the

New orders for machine tools showed a decline from
both the previous month and November of last year.
Unfilled orders of machine tools at the end of November were lower than at the end of the preceding month
but were 12 per cent larger than a year ago. New
orders for electric hoists showed declines from both
the previous month and November of last year, while
new orders for foundry equipment and mechanical
stokers also showed declines from both prior periods.
New orders for woodworking machinery were smaller
than for either the previous month or November of
last year, but larger orders for electric overhead cranes
were placed in November than for either prior period.
Deliveries of tin to consuming establishments were

THE METAL INDUSTRIES
[Relative numbers, monthly average 1923-1925, taken as 100, November, 1929, is latest month plotted]

1923

1924

1925

1926

1927

1928

1929

1923

1924

1925

1926

1927

1928

1929

1923

1924

1925

1926

1927

1928

1929

1923

1924

1925

1926

1927

1928

1929

previous month or November a year ago. The output
of steel sheets of independent manufacturers showed
substantial declines in November from both the
preceding month and November a year ago, but the
total for the year to date was larger than in the same
period of 1928. Stocks of sheets at the mills at the end
of November were somewhat greater than a year ago.
New orders for fabricated structural steel showed declines in November from both prior periods, but for the
year to date a gain of 16 per cent was registered over
the same period of last year. New orders for steel
boilers, measured in square feet of heating surface, were
smaller than in either the preceding month or ay ear ago.
For the year to date, new orders for steel boilers were
14 per cent greater than in the same period of 1928.



larger than in October but smaller than a year ago.
For the year to date, tin deliveries were 16 per cent
greater than in the corresponding 11 months of 1928.
Wholesale prices for tin averaged lower than in either
the previous month or November of last year. The
output of zinc was smaller in November than in either
the previous month or November a year ago. Lead
production was smaller than in October but greater
than in November, 1928.
Smelter production of copper was smaller than in
either prior period. For the first 11 months of the
year the output of copper by smelters was 14 per cent
larger than in the same period of 1928. Copper prices
showed no change from October but were 13 per cent
higher than a year ago.

11
FUELS

HIDES AND LEATHER

The production of bituminous coal was smaller in
November than in either the previous month or
November of last year. Anthracite production also
showed declines from both periods. For the year to
date, bituminous output was 5 per cent greater than
in the same period of 1928, while the production of
anthracite showed a fractional decline. The output of
coke, both types, was lower than in October but greater
than a year ago.

Fewer cattle were slaughtered under Federal inspection in November than in either the preceding
month or November a year ago, while for the year to
date a decline of 2 per cent was shown as compared
with the same period of last year. For the first 11
months of the year, 5 per cent more sheep were slaughtered than in the same period of 1928. Imports of
hides and skins in November were larger than in either
the previous month or November a year ago, but the

THE FUEL INDUSTRIES
[Relative numbers, monthly average 1923-1925 taken as 100, November, 1929, is latest month plotted where data were available]

1923

1924

19:

1924

1925

1926

1927

1928

AUTOMOBILES AND RUBBER

Automobile production showed substantial declines
in November as compared with both the preceding
month and the corresponding period of last year. For
the year to date, however, the output of automobiles
was 27 per cent larger than in the corresponding eleven
months of 1928. Exports of automobiles also declined
in November from both prior periods, but for the year
to date showed a gain over 1928.
Imports of rubber were greater in November than
in either the preceding month or November, 1928,
with the total for the year to date showing an increase
of 32 per cent over the same period of 1928. The
production of tires showed declines from both the
previous month and November a year ago, while for
the year to date, the tire output was off more than 3
per cent from the same period of last year.



1924

1925

1926

1927

total for the period through November showed a fractional decline from 1928. For the first 11 months of
the year, larger imports of calf skins, goat and sheep
skins were registered, but these gains were insufficient
to offset the decline of about 9 per cent in the poundage of cattle-hide imports.
The production of sole and belting leather in October
was greater than in September, but showed a decline
from the preceding year. For the first 10 months
of the year sole and belting leather showed a decline in production amounting to more than 4 per
cent.
The output of shoes in November was substantially
lower than in October but was greater than a year ago.
For the year to date shoe production showed a gain
of more than 5 per cent over the corresponding
11 months of 1928.

12
BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

Building costs for frame and brick wood-frame construction showed only slight change from the previous
month, but were generally higher than a year ago.
The volume of new building contracts awarded in
November, measured hi floor space, showed a decline
of 21 per cent from the previous month and 30 per
cent from a year ago. For the period through November, new building conti acts showed a decline of 17 per
cent in floor space from the same 11 months of 1928.
Measured in value, new contracts awarded in November showed a decline of 11 per cent from the previous
month and 16 per cent from the previous year, while

ber of last year. Prices for southern pine were lower
than in either the preceding month or November of
last year, while prices for Douglas fir, showing a decline from October, averaged somewhat higher than
in November a year ago.
STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS

The production of Portland cement showed a sizeable decline from both the preceding month and
November, 1928. For the year as a whole Portland
cement production showed a decline of 3 per cent
from the corresponding 11 months of 1928. Shipments of Portland cement for the same period showed a

THE AUTOMOBILE AND RUBBER INDUSTRIES
[Relative numbers, monthly average 1923-1925 taken as 100. Where available, November, 1929, is latest month plotted]

1923

1924

1925

3pl 1 1 1 1 1 1 uli.

n m 1 1 1 1 1 1 t i 1 1 1 11 1 1 1 1 11 ii 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i t 1 1 1 1 i 1 1

1923

1924

1925

1926

1929

1930

for the 11 months a decline of 12 per cent was recorded
from the same period of last year. For the 11 months
ended November, however, the value of new commercial buildings contracted for, showed a gain of
about 10 per cent over the same period of last year,
while an increase of 18 per cent was registered in the
value of new contracts for industrial buildings. Residential buildings showed a decline of 31 per cent from
the total for the 11 months of 1928.
LUMBER AND LUMBER PRODUCTS

The production of southern pine lumber showed
declines from both the preceding month and Novem


1923

1924

1926

1927

1928

1929

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1925
1926
1927
1928
1929

1930

decline of 15 per cent. Cement prices averaged higher
than in the preceding month but were lower than a year
ago.
The output of polished plate glass was lower
than in October but showed a gain over last year.
New orders for porcelain plumbing fixtures placed
in November were smaller than in either the preceding
month or November of last year. For the year to
date, new orders showed a decline of 51 per cent from
the corresponding period of 1928. Shipments of
porcelain plumbing fixtures were greater than in
October but substantially lower than a year ago. For
the year to date, shipments were considerably smaller
than in 1928.

13
FOODSTUFFS

ago. Cold-storage holdings of pork were greater than a
year ago while prices were generally lower than in
either the preceding month or November of last year.
Receipts of poultry at the principal markets 'were
larger than a year ago, while storage holdings showed
a substantial gain over last year. The fish catch was
considerably greater than in November a year ago,
while storage holdings showed only a slight increase.
The output of creamery butter was larger than a
year ago. Storage holdings of butter were considerably greater than last year. Butter prices were lower
than in either the previous month or a year ago.
Cheese production was smaller than in November a
year ago. Storage holdings of cheese were lower than

The visible supply of wheat in the United States
and Canada at the end of November was substantially
greater than a year ago. Wheat receipts and shipments at principal markets were smaller than a year
ago. Wheat exports from the United States, including flour, showed a gain over a year ago. Prices were
generally lower than in October but were higher than
a year ago.
The visible supply of corn was considerably smaller
than a year ago. Receipts and shipments of corn at
the principal markets were smaller than last year.
Prices were lower than in October but higher than a
year ago.

MOVEMENT OF GRAIN PRICES
[Weighted price per bushel. November, 1929, is latest month plotted]
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The visible supply of barley and rye was greater
than a year ago, while the supply of oats was likewise
larger than last year. The receipts of barley, oats,
and rye at the principal markets were smaller than in
November of 1928.
The receipts of cattle at primary markets were
smaller than a year ago. The output of beef products
under Federal inspection was smaller than last year.
Cold-storage holdings of beef at the end of November
was 17 per cent greater than a year ago. Prices for
beef were generally lower than in either the previous
month or November of last year.
Receipts of hogs at primary markets were smaller
than in November, 1928. The output of pork products under Federal inspection was lower than a year



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1927

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1930

last year. Prices for cheese were unchanged from the
previous month but were lower than a year ago.
Receipts of eggs at the principal markets were smaller
than in November, 1928. Storage holdings of case
eggs at the end of November were considerably lower
than a year ago.
Sugar imports were smaller than in either the previous month or November a year ago. Sugar prices
were generally lower than in either period. Meltings
of sugar at the refineries were lower than in either the
previous month or November, 1928. Imports of
coffee were lower than in either period, while tea
imports showed similar comparisons. Prices for coffee
averaged lower than in either period, while prices for
tea were unchanged.

14
GOLD, SILVER, AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE

TRANSPORTATION

Freight-car loadings were seasonally larger than in
October but were five per cent smaller than in November, 1928. For the first 11 months of the year, loadings
were 3 per cent greater than in the same period of 1928.
Clearances of vessels engaged in foreign trade showed
smaller tonnages than in either the previous month or
November of last year, but for the year to date a gain of
4 per cent was recorded over the same period of 1928.
Unfilled orders for railroad locomotives were lower at
the end of November than at the end of the preceding
month, but were considerably larger than a year ago.

Receipts of domestic gold at the mint were smaller
than in the preceding month but greater than a year
ago. The Rand output showed declines from both
periods. Gold imports were also smalJer than in either
prior period, while exports of gold showed very considerable gains over both the preceding month and
November of last year. For the year to date, however,
there was a large import balance of gold in contrast
with a large export balance for the preceding
year.

WHOLESALE TRADE
[Relative numbers, monthly average 1923-1925 taken as 100. November, 1929, is latest month plotted. Curves are adjusted for seasonal variation]

HARDWARE AND FURNITURE

DISTRIBUTION MOVEMENT

Sales by mail-order houses were seasonally smaller
than in October but showed a small gain over a year
ago. Ten-cent store business likewise declined seasonally from the previous month but was larger than
a vear ago.
BANKING AND FINANCE

Check payments for in and out of New York City
were greater than in November, 1928. Loans and
discounts of Federal reserve member banks were
lower than in October but were larger than last year.
Brokers' loans showed a considerable decline during
the month, being lower also than a year ago. Interest
rates were generally lower than in either the preceding
month or November of the previous year.



The production of silver in the United States was
greater than in either the previous month or November,
1928.
Trends in foreign exchange rates were rather
divergent in November, increases over the pieceding
month being recorded in the British pound, Dutch
guilder, Swedish krone, Swiss franc, Japanese yen, and
the Indian rupee, with declines recorded in the Canadian dollar, the Argentine peso, and the Brazilian milreis. No change was registered in the currencies of
France, Italy, Belgium, and Chile. Contrasted with
a year ago, gains were registered in all currencies except
India, Canada, Argentina, and Brazil, where declines
were shown, and France, Italy, and Chile, which
showed no change.

15

INDEXES OF BUSINESS
The index numbers presented in this table are designed to show the trend in production, prices, trade,
etc., by commodities or groups. They consist in general of weighted combinations of series of individual relative
numbers; often the individual relative numbers are also given. The function of index and relative numbers
is explained on the inside front cover. All of the index numbers, except where noted, are based on the average
of the years 1923 to 1925, while maxima and minima are given only since 1923, thus eliminating the abnormal
period prior to 1923. Complete descriptions and figures for earlier years may be found in the following issues
of the Survey (later data being available in the latest semiannual issues): Production in the July, 1928, issue
(No. 83), pages 18 to 22; stocks in the August, 1928, issue (N"o. 84), pages 20 to 22; new orders in the September,
1928, issue (No. 85), page 19; unfilled orders in the January, 1928, issue (No. 77), pages 22 and 23; wholesale
trade in the January, 1928, issue (No. 77), page 21; mail-order and chain stores in the May, 1928, issue (No. 81),
pages 20 and 21; department stores in the April, 1928, issue (No. 80), pages 20 and 21; employment, based on
1923 as 100, in the August, 1928, issue (No. 84), page 108; farm prices in the August, 1928, issue (No. 84), page
27; wholesale prices (Department of Labor) in the November, 1927, issue (No. 75), page 24, and the June, 1928,
issue (No. 82), page 23; wholesale prices, commercial, in the August, 1928, issue (No. 84), page 26; cost of living
ia the August, 1928, issue (No. 84), page 27, and the June, 1926, issue (No. 58), page 24.
PER CENT INCREASE (+)
OR DECREASE (— )

1929

1928
Maximum
since
Jan. I,
1923

125
123

81
83

115
114

117
114

113
112

123
121

119
117

109
107

-8.4
-8. 6

-3.5
-4. 5

127
128
155
121
110
128
110
166
134
143
137
178
169
143

79
82
59
77
90
91
78
47
86
92
87
84
66
93

115
115
128
107
95
118
82
139
110
130
117
162
169
128

116
114
126
112
98
116
81
122
103
122
121
160
167
126

113
112
120
113
102
115
85
94
97
122
126
159
155
124

123
122
139
116
98
128

118
117
124
118
96
124

108
106
100
109
95

-8.5
-9.4
-19. 4
-7.6
1.0

-4. 4
-5.4
-16.7
-3.5
-6. 9

136
115
143
126
174
117
143

116
113
141
121
178
113
135

83
106
130
119

-28. 4
-6. 2
-7. 8
-1.7

-11. 7
+ 9. 3
+ 6. 6
-5.6

93
130

-17. 7
-3. 7

-40. 0
+ 4.8

128
120
125
133
147
143
139
127
125
123

84
90
77
1
88
0
82
93
75
85

115
107
94
95
124
110
123
114
115
79

122
114
99
119
127
114
128
110
108
79

117
113
99
113
127
106
131
111
111
93

127
118
101
106
141
121
121
124
119
89

127
118
101
116
141
107
123
112
115
94

114
110
96
92
132
98
117
105

-10.2
-15.2
-5.0
-20. 7
-6. 4
8 4
4. 9
-6. 2

-2. 6
-2.7
-3.0
-18. 6
+ 3. 9
75
— 10. 7
-5.4

110

+ 17.0

+ 18. 3

124
421
131
148
160
283

Relative to 1923-1925 monthly average as 100

Minimum
since
Jan. 1,
1923

79
14
76
67
64
44

92
54
92
76
95
137

102
35
95
86
89
153

93
70
98
110
77
131

99
128
96
83
94
283

103
52
113
86
91
187

95
63
96 :
128 1
81 i
154

7. 8
+ 1.2

+48.8
-11.0
-17.6

+ 2.2
-10. 0
-2.0
+ 16. 4
+ 5.2
+ 17.6

252
218
199
266
373
344

45
38
60
43
11
18

178
165
133
206
184
210

252
174
151
266
353
213

180
122
94
119
258
209

177
117
145
173
218
286

246
103
171
245
373
344

155
69
91
93
234
296

37. 0
-33. 0
-46. 8
-62.0
-37. 3
-14.0

-13.9
-43.4
3.2
-21.8
-9.3
+41. 6

Septem- October Novem- Septem- October Novem- November,
1929, from
ber
ber
ber
ber
October, 1929

November,
1929, from
November,
1928

PRODUCTION
TOTAL INDUSTRIAL

Unadjusted, except for working days
Adjusted for seasonal variations
MANUFACTURING

Total (adjusted for working days only)
Total (adjusted for seasonal variations)
Iron and steel
Textiles
Food products .
Paper and printing
Lumber
Automobiles
Leather and shoes. .
Cement, brick, and glass
Nonferrous metals
Petroleum refining
Rubber tires
Tobacco manufactures.
_

_>

MINERALS

Total (adjusted for working days only). _ _
Total (adjusted for seasonal variations)
Bituminous coal
Anthracite coal_ _ _
Crude petroleum
.
Iron-ore shipments
Copper
Zinc
_
Lead
.
Silver
.
ANIMAL PRODUCTS (Marketings)

Total
Wool.
Livestock
Poultry and eggs.
Dairy products
Fish

..

-15.0

CROPS (Marketings)

Total .
Grains *
Vegetables * .
Fruits *_._
.
Cotton products *
Miscellaneous crops *

_ _ _

* Fluctuations between maximum and minimum due largely to seasonal conditions: Minerals and Manufacturing are adjusted for seasonal variations except where
uoted.




16
INDEXES OF BUSINESS—Continued

mum
since
Jan. 1,
1923

Relative to 1923-1925 monthly average as 100

PER CENT INCREASE (+)
OR DECREASE (— )

1929

1928
Maxi-

Mini-

mum
since

Jan. 1,
1923

Septem- October Novem- Septem- October Novem- November,
1929, from
ber
ber
ber
ber
October, 1929

November,
1929, from
November,
1928

i

PRODUCTION— Continued
FOREST PRODUCTS

82
76
123
142
102

-7.9
-11.6
+ 11.8
+ 9.2
-4.7

-2.4
-3.8
+ 6.0
+ 19.3
-1.9

155

156

+ 0.6

+ 13.9

113
127
115
135
135
104
116
69
144
101
107

113
110
121
134
140
108
118
70
145
102
114

115
103
123
136
147
112
141
71
152
90
116

+ 1.8
-6.4
+ 1.7
+ 1.5
+ 10. 5
+ 3.7
+ 19. 5
+ 1.4
+ 4.8
— 11. 8
+ 1.8

+ 0.9
+ 18.4
+ 4.2
-4. 9
+ 17.6
+ 4.7
+ 3.7
-5.3
-2.6
— 32. 3
+ 8.4

154
155
170
126
136

157
222
111
111
115

185
230
173
119
134

186
219
195
122
130

+ 0.5
-4. 8
+ 12.7
+ 2. 5
+ 3.0

+ 20.8
+ 41.3
+ 14.7
-3.2
4 4

72
73
75
62
69

74
72
76
49
84

77
64
79
86
84

77
59
80
121
66

76
55
81
113
68

-1.3
+ 1.3
—6. 6
+ 3. 0

+ 2.7
23. 6
+ 6.6
+ 130. 6
-19. 0

111
100
130
105
137
110
100
119
126

112
108
125
99
123
108
108
134
133

99
100
117
90
66
105
98
114
106

114
101
127
110
139
129
105
124
129

115
110
129
102
110
114
112
140
140

96
99
112
83
60
91
95
118
106

-16.5
-10. 0
-13. 2
-18. 6
45 5
-20. 2
15. 2
15. 7
-24.3

-3.0
-1.0
-4.3
-7.8
9 1
-13.3
-3. 1
+ 3.5
0.0

68

155

194

188

193

242

225

-7.0

+ 19.7

305
257
224

62
77
82

144
202
164

164
230
169

158
219
169

147
216
200

176
257
209

174
241
215

-1. 1
-6.2
+ 2. 9

+ 10. 1
+ 10.0
+ 27. 2

187
117

71
83

107
103

124
112

122
115

109
103

128
112

123
115

-3.9
+ 2. 7

+ 0.8
0.0

112
112
151
204
148

74

71
54
18
65

77
77
68
129
70

87
84
108
128
93

84
79
116
119
104

80
79
74
157
90

89
86
110
130
107

138
179
143
141
118
129

73
70
71
67
85
75

95
99
125
92
109
93

95
116
116
87
113
119

102
113
114
99
114
101

90
102
111
81
116
89

98
111
120
73
123
95

156

Total

82

116

133

137

139

125
136
138
157
147
125
192
123
199
156
125

88
79
78
78
74
78
64
66
77
46
84

111
105
118
130
125
104
130
73
130
137
97

111
93
113
135
123
103
116
74
149
139
103

114
87
118
143
125
107
136
75
156
133
107

186
230
202
136
153

69
68
43
54
73

119
145
95
116
108

149
157
149
133
139

167
154
157
204
142

67
52
66
49
56

75
69
75
60
84

124
119
130
128.
167
130
118
141
140

82
83
87
70
43
68
76
88
72

242

.
-_

-

Gum (rosin and turpentine) *
Distilled wood
NEW ORDERS

Total
Textiles

-

Stone and clay products
STOCKS
TYitfll rnfmnfflpturpd CTOOdb*

Textiles
Iron and steel
Nonf errous metals

•-

Chemicals and oils

- -

Total raw materials
Foodstuffs
Textiles

^

Chemicals and oils
UNFILLED ORDERS
Total
Textiles
Transportation equipment
WHOLESALE TRADE
Grand total all classes
Groceries
Meats
Dry goods
Mien's clothing
Boots and shoes
Hardware
Drugs
Furniture

--

-

RETAIL TRADE
Mail order houses (2 houses)
CHAIN STORES:
Ten-cent
.
Grocery
. .. Drug
- _
DEPARTMENT STORES:
Sales
Stocks

* Fluctuations between maximum and minimum due largely to seasonal conditions.




17
INDEXES OF BUSINESS—Continued
i

i Maxii
mum
since
! Jan. 1,
1923

Relative to monthly average indicated

;
;

1929

1938

Mini- !

PEE CENT INCREASE (+)
OR DECREASE ( — )

mum

since

Jan. 1,
1923

November,
Septem- October Novem- Septem- October Novem- ! 1929, from
October,
ber
ber
ber
ber
1929

i

November,
1929, from
November,
1928

EMPLOYMENT*
(Relative to 1923-25 monthly average as 100)

Number employed, by industries:
Total, all classes
Iron and steel
Machinery _
Textiles
_
Food products
Paper and printing
Lumber and products
Transportation equipment—
Group.
Automobiles _
Leather and products
Cement, clay and glass
Nonferrous metals
Chemicals—
Group
Petroleum refining
Rubber products
Tobacco products. _
Amount of pay roll by industries:
Total all classes
Iron and steel _
_
Machinery
Textiles
Food products _ _
Paper and printing
Lumber and products
Transportation equipment—
Group
Automobiles
Leather and products
_
Cement, clay and glass
Nonferrous metals
Chemicals—
Group
Petroleum refining
Rubber products
Tobacco products

.
_ _
_
_ _
_ _

_ _ _
.

_ _

106
108
122
111
109
106
104

91
88
88
84
93
96
85

100
96
101
93
101
101
90

100
97
103
96
103
102
91

99
98
104
96
102
104
91

103
101
120
98
102
106
92

102
99
119
100
104
106
90

98
97 j
115
97 1
102 !
107
88

-3.9
-2.0
-3.4
-3.0
-1. 9
+ 0.9
-2. 2

i n
+ 10. 6
+ 1. 0
0.0
+ 2.9
-3.3 |

110
131
112
107
113

81
79
88
84
85

95
122
96
96
98

94
120
95
94
100

90
109
89
92
102

95
113
100
94
99

90
101
99
92
99

83
84
94
89
94

-7. 8
-16. 8
-5. 1
-3.3
-5. 1

-7.8
-22. 9 i
+ 5.6
-3.3
-7.8

119
125
117
109

90
95
84
84

107
106
113
97

107
104
113
99

107
104
110
99

115
124
108
94

116
125
103
95

114
124
91
96

+ 6.5
+ 19.2
-17.3
-3.0

112
114
132
111
109
118
107

85
77
83
77
94
92
83

104
99
106
95
104
109
93

108
105
111
101
106
112
96

104
105
110
97
105
112
94

111
109
128
103
108
116
97

110
108
129
106
109
118
97

102
100
122
96
106
117
89

-1. 7
-0.8
-11.7
+ 1.1
-7.3

117
152
116
108
128

80
66
80
79
81

100
129
100
93
109

105
134
96
94
117

96
115
80
91
119

103
120
104
91
112

100
108
100
91
113

118
129
150
111

90
90
82
76

106
109
124
93

109
108
120
95

108
107
112
94

116
129
105
93

105
114
107
127
114
112
113
116
104
111
127

94
94
85
98
93
81
97
90
93
97
79

100
109
107
121
96
85
101
95
95
97
80

98
104
102
118
96
85
101
95
96
97
80

97
102
100
116
96
84
102
96
96
96
80

128
103
109
106

94
93
93
93

97
101
101
98

97
99
97
96

106
112

85
95

103
102

102
101

-1.0

-5.4
-9. 4
-2.8
-0.8
-9. 2

-1.9
-4.8
+ 10.9
-1. 0
+ 1.0
+ 4.5
-5. 3 !

89
84
84
86
100

-11.0
-22. 2
-16.0
-5. 5
-11.5

-7.3
-27.0
+ 5.0
-5.5
-16.0 ;

118
129
101
94

116
126
86
94

-1. 7
-2.3
-14.9
0.0

+ 7.4
+ 17.8
23. 2
0.0

98
107
103
111
93
81
104
98
94
97
82

96
104
101
111
93
82
104
98
94
97
81

94
101
99 i
108
92 \
82
102
96
94
97
80

-2.1
-2. 9
-2.0
-2. 7
-1. 1
0. 0
-1. 9
-2. 0
0. 0
0.0
-1. 2

-3.1
-1. 0
-1.0
-6. 9
-4. 2
-2.4
0.0
0.0 !
-2. 1
+ 1.0
0.0

97
97
96
95

98
97
99
95

98
96
97
94

96
94
95
93

-2. 0
-2. 1
-2. 1
-1. 1

-1. 0
-3. 1
-1.0
-2. 1

103
102

102
98

101
96

100
95

-1.0
-1.0

-2. 9
-6.9

*7 A.

WHOLESALE PRICES
Department of Labor Indexes
(Relative to 1926 monthly average as 100)
All commodities _

Farm products
Food, etc _
Hides and leather products
Textile products _ _
Fuel and lighting
Metals and metal products
Building materials
Chemicals
House-furnishing goods
Miscellaneous
Classified by state of manufacture:
Semimanufactured articles. _
Finished products _
Raw materials
Nonagricultural commodities
Commercial Indexes
(Relative to 1926 monthly average as 100)
Dun's

Bradstreet's

* See tables on pp. 19 and 21 of the December, 1929, issue for earlier data.
88021—30
3




18
INDEXES OF BUSINESS—Continued
1928

Maxisince
Jan 1

Relative to monthly average indicated

PER CENT INCREASE (-J-)
OR DECREASE (— )

1939

Minisince

1923

1923

November,
1929, from
October,
1929

Septem- October Novem- | Septem- October November
ber
ber
ber

November,
1929, from
November,
1928

PRICE INDEX NUMBERS
FARM PRICES
(Relative to 1909-1914 average as 100)

152
•
178
253
167
166
252
108

117
127
174
145
142
85

137
116
114
160
150
147
83

134
110
109
150
155
146
86

141

140

131
160
156
146
146
85

198

118
159
144
157
142
90

163
157
161
173
161
182
121
171

163
157
160
172
162
183 !
121 I
171

163
161
160
168
159
180
120
169

29

136

172
158
163
141
158
167
159 ! 161
186
160
174
177
179
156
160
208
174 ! 180
123 ! 118
121
176
168
171

All groups
Grains
Fruits and vegetables
Meat animals
Dairy and poultry..
Cotton and cottonseed _
Unclassified

125

108
108
98
122
81
79

141

168
1*1
151
141
89

—7
—5
—4
+4
4-0
+1

i

8
4
6
0
7
1 '

4-15

4-7
+ 45
4
4-1

3
9
0
3

—2 7

+4 7

COST OF LIVING
National Industrial Conference Board Indexes
(Relative to July, 1914)
All items weighted
Food (Department of Labor)
Shelter
Clothing
Fuel and light (combined)
Fuel
Light
Sundries

n. o

163

163
Ifil

160
168
161
182
120
170 1

160 |

— 0 fi

159
168
162
183
120
170

— 0. 6
0 0
+06
+05
0 0
0.0

0. 0
+ 19
—0 6
—2 3
0 0
0 0
—0 8
-0.6

NATIONAL ADVERTISING: MAGAZINE AND RADIO
ADVERTISING EXPENDITURE FOR 1929 IN
[Dollars]
PRODUCT DIVISIONS

January February

1, 361, 366
Automotive industry
496, 586
Building materials
Cigars, cigarettes, and tobacco _ _ 452, 881
366, 340
Clothing and dry goods
Confectionery and soft drinks--. 222, 917
1, 832, 406
Drugs and toilet goods
273, 654
Financial and insurance _ _ _
1, 726, 101
Foods and food beverages
Garden
_ . - _ - . . _ - 139, 634
House furniture and furnishings- 1, 042, 005
355, 185
Jewelry and silverware
Lubricants and petroleum prod214,117
ucts
Machinery and mechanical
supplies
- _- 164, 120
290, 059
Office equipment
. .
92, 625
Paints and hardware
Radios, phonographs, and musical instruments _ _ „ __ _ 508, 153
Schools, camps, and correspond346, 717
ence courses
Shoes, shoe furnishings, trunks,
197, 921
and bags
Soaps and housekeepers' sup521, 945
plies
253, 523
Sporting goods
503, 821
Stationery and books
674, 739
Travel and amusement
182, 885
Miscellaneous

Total
See footnote on p. 19.




GENERAL MAGAZINES

Yearly
August Septem- October Novem- Decem- totals,
ber
ber
ber
each class

March

April

May

June

2, 150, 392
821, 497
413, 346
485, 893
274, 985
2, 876, 935
304, 046
2, 530, 349
245, 061
1, 341, 984
176,742

2, 093, 995
987, 361
460, 447
733, 399
337, 143
3, 131, 640
296, 364
2,451,154
32r", 944
1, 771, 873
256, 924

2,671,963
1, 309, 852
566, 872
835. 382
355, 023
3, 574, 458
360. 418
2, 485, 267
262, 892
2, 185, 443
398, 240

2, 671, 307
1, 105, 536
419, 798
713, 780
412, 869
3, OSS, 932
347, 190
2, 246, 509
184, 998
1, 984, 698
512,208

2, 503, 555
924, 281
423, 663
702, 956
424, 295
2, 917, 843
358, 755
2, 161, 818
130, 476
1, 662, 559
658, 659

243, 805

226, 965

415, 745

319, 019

386, 413

358, 435

321, 602

340, 431

220, 499
251, 167
103, 974

278, 975
234, 739
244, 173

313, 496
339, 120
394, 445

238, 329
330, 101
549, 299

250, 459
314, 270
366, 391

205, 323
295, 449
192, 941

183, 719
203, 655
83, 482

203, 636
196, 519
169, 523

372, 503

373, 570

328, 758

215, 349

235, 594

295, 421

309, 568

409, 850

355, 421

270,544

230,112

208, 245

215, 287

231, 987

166, 485

276, 476

372, 404

367, 221

387, 333

198, 428

108, 887

642,
162,
504,
568,
437,

799,
217,
502,
665,
384,

589 1, 050, 024
407, 381
833
438, 575
725
782, 375
790
326, 044
553

998, 418
500, 666
360, 052
791, 853
722, 017

804, 263
577, 945
422, 445
644, 223
289, 821

724, 741
647, Oil
313,518
484, 916
280, 171

608, 025
285, 918
255, 933
301, 792
229, 334

936
774
914
042
965

July

2, 591, 181 1, 919, 483 2, 192, 070 2, 114, 291
930, 090 1,057,274
628, 852
728, 984
404, 175
469, 891
498, 859
456, 505
722, 879
311, 103
939, 778
505, 380
385, 557
366, 901
441, 176
323, 408
2, 721, 962 2, 431, 168 2, 720, 570 3, 351, 141
263, 489
343, 162
290, 301
363, 492
1, 799, 222 1, 645, 905 2, 063, 478 2, 848, 723
91, 865
81, 656
94, 748
60, 990
763, 184 1, 570, 394 2, 162, 829
1, ICO, 046
135, 985
276, 726
649, 208
340, 507

1, 959, 336
928, 008
495, 282
848, 988
319, 881
3, 445, 888
335,911
2, 827, 024
52, 696
2, 118, 167
674, 761

2, 114, 218
579, 686
520, 223
567, 386
278, 396
2, 961, 921
359, 230
2, 401, 310
57, 441
1, 790, 842
872, 099

26, 343, 157
10, 478, 008
5, 581, 942
7, 733, 264
4, 142, 551
35, 054, 864
3, 896, 012
27, 186, 860
1, 729, 401
19, 554, 024
5, 307, 244

274, 534

258, 452

326, 434

3, 685, 952

226, 580
339, 996
296, 668

276, 765
291, 924
296, 507

191, 390
364, 133
124, 227

2, 753, 291
3, 501, 132
2, 914, 255

456, 870

739, 771

865, 577

916, 039

5, 617, 173

273, 373

320, 160

334, 805

264, 662

3, 461, 163

282, 627

394, 448

400, 315

392, 055

3, 544, 600

993, 310
297, 659
436, 186
322, 117
376, 489

818, 725
363, 700
726, 524
460, 432
460, 526

751, 425
260, 386
772, 901
645, 890
421, 287

498, 813
306, 811
884, 188
798, 843
423, 468

9, 212, 214
4, 281, 607
6, 121, 792
7,141,012
4, 534, 560

12,219,700 15,706,144 17,438,053 20,444,721 19,310,271 17,756,262 ;15,436,868 12,075,803 16,062,561 19,749,703 19,582,176 17,993,815 203, 776, 077

19
NATIONAL ADVERTISING: MAGAZINES AND RADIO—Continued
PERCENTAGES FOR EACH CLASS OF ADVERTISING EXPENDITURE FOR 1929 IN GENERAL MAGAZINES '
[Per cent]
PRODUCT DIVISIONS

January Febru- March
ary

Automotive industry
5.2
TUiilrjing materials
4.8
8.1
Cigars, cigarettes, and tobacco4.7
Clothing and dry goods
5.4
Confectionery and soft drinks. ..
5.5
Drugs and toilet goods.
Financial and insurance
* 7.0
6.4
Foods and food beverages
Garden
8. 1
House furniture and furnishings5.3
Jewelry and silverware
6.7
Lubricants and petroleum products___
5.8
Machinery and mechanical supplies
5.9
Office equipment
• 8.3
Paints and hardware .
3.0
Radios, phonographs, and musical instruments ._
9.1
Schools, camps, and correspondence courses
10 0
Shoes, shoe furnishings, trunks,
and bags
5.6
5.7
Soaps and housekeepers' supplies
Sporting goods
5.9
8.2
Stationery and books..
9.5
Travel and amusement
4.1
Miscellaneous

8.2
7.9
7.4
6.3
6.7
8.2
7.8
9.3
14. 1
6.9
3.3

April

May

June

7.9
9.2
8.3
9.5
8.1
8.9
7.6
9.0
18.9
9.1
4.8

10.1
12.5
10.1
10 8
8.6
10.2
9.2
9.1
15 2
11.2
7.7

10.1
10.5
7.5
9 2
9.9
8.8
8.9
8.3
10 7
10.1
9.6

75
8.5
12.4

6.6

6.2

10. 1

8. 7

8.1
7.2
3.6

10.1
81
8.4

11.4
9.8
13.6

8.7
9.4
18.9

August Septem- October Novem- December
ber
ber

July

Yearly
totals,
each class

7.5
8.9
8.9
10.9
7.7
9.8
8.7
10.4
3. 1
10.8
12.7

8.0
5.5
9.3
7.4
6.7
8.4
9.2
8.8
3.3
9.1
16.4

26, 343, 157
10, 478, 007
5,581.942
7, 733, 264
4, 142, 551
35, 054, 864
3, 896, 012
27, 186, 860
lf 729, 401
19, 554, 024
5, 307, 244

9.9
6.9
8.9
6.5
10.7
7.7
8.8
6.6
5.5
5.9
6.4

7.3
6.0
7.3
4.1
8.9
6.9
6.8
6.1
4.8
3.9
2.6

8.3
8.9
8.4
9.4
9.3
7.8
7.5
7.6
5.3
8.1
5.2

10.5

9.7

8.7

9.3

7.5

7.1

9.8

3, 685, 952

9.0
8.9

12.6

7.5
8.5
6.6

6.7
5.8
2.9

7.4
5.6
5.8

8.2
9.7
10.2

10.1
8.3
10.1

6.9
10.4
4.3 !

2, 753, 291
3, 501, 132
2, 914, 255

9.5
8.8

7.6
91
10.2
8.3
92
7.9

8.0
10.1
8.2
12.1
7.8
9.5
9.3
10.5
3.5
11.1
12.2

6.6

6.6

5.9

3.9

4.2

5.3

5.4

8.1

13.2

15.4

16.3

5, 617, 173

11 8

10 6

7 8

66

60

6 2

6 7

7 9

9 2

96

76

3,461 163

4.7
6.9
3.8
8.3
7.9
9.6

7.8
8.7
5.1
8.2
9.3
8.5

10.5
11.4
9.7
7.2
10.9
7.2

10.3
10.8
11.7
5.9
11. 1
15.9

10.9
8.7
13.5

5.6
7.9
15. 1
5.1
6.8
6.2

3.1
6.7
6.6
4.2
4.2
5.1

7.9
10.8
6.9
7.1
4.5
8.3

11.2
8.9
8.5
11.9
6.4
10.1

11.3
8.1
6.1
12.6
9.0
9.3

11.1
5.4
7.1
14.4
11.2
9.3

3, 544, 600
9, 212, 214
4, 281, 607
6, 121, 792
7, 141, 012
4. 534, 560

6.9

92
6.4

ADVERTISING EXPENDITURE IN NATIONAL FARM MAGAZINES FOR 1929 *
[Dollars]
Automotive industry
Building materials
Cigars, cigarettes, and tobacco. .
Clothing and dry goods
Confectionery and soft drinks
Drugs and toilet goods
Financial and insurance
Foods and food beverages
Garden
House furniture and furnishings.
Jewelry and silverware
_
Lubricants and petroleum products . _.
Machinery and mechanical supplies
Office equipment
Paints and hardware
Radios, phonographs, and musical instruments
Schools, camps, and correspondence courses
Shoes, shoe furnishings, trunks,
bags
Soaps and housekeepers' supplies
Sporting goods
Stationery and books
Travel and amusement
Miscellaneous
Total

105, 351
47, 953
33, 647
6,364
5,800
52. 729
1,655
57. 665
99, 545
56, 618
4,067

181, 950
93, 873
38, 847
15, 442
16, 295
77, 162
5,172
72, 460
79, 519
86, 034
5,178

246, 664
93, 877
38, 835
13, 879
11, 020
84, 618
6,048
96, 430
59 987
74, 534
4,142

266, 888
76, 774
23, 445
15, 874
16, 280
73, 513
1,383
104, 095
28, 699
107, 360
4,235

244, 757
49, 610
35, 138
25, 625
13, 245
53, 219
3,817
80, 285
13, 493
115, 807
4,411

227, 068
25, 533
32, 597
11, 280
13, 620
54, 272
2,700
74, 099
6 155
70, 586
11, 540

166, 030
20, 147
27, 185
3,663
7,007
39, 037
55, 788
5 436
55, 447
2,304

225, 273
41, 977
8,310
5,084
10, 230
39, 080
0
49, 540
3,079
50, 777
2,960

o

207, 826
72, 550
8,625
21, 103
1,948
52, 965
0
65, 206
6,585
89, 205
7,159

210, 338
72, 897
12, 092
30, 798
5,800
54, 408
2,700
76, 212
12, 126
103, 003
14, 456

161, 901
58, 368
12, 310
38, 883
4,335
65, 921
2,894
86, 130
5,505
71, 399
13, 955

126, 302
2, 370, 348
28, 883 1
693, 442
24, 810
295, 841
14, 227
202, 222
5,800
111, 380
60, 713
707. 637
1,481
27, 850
48, 364
866, 274
24, 577
344 706
33, 499
914, 269
27, 167
101, 574

19, 443

35, 140

45, 678

46, 276

47, 980

45, 791

39, 874

40, 946

43, 288

36, 755

29, 468

30, 962

461, 601

186, 610
619
5,757

212, 810
815
9,117

177, 172
665
16, 046

152, 021
252
16, 380

104,811
215
9,000

88, 203
102
5,205

69, 176
0
3,316

71, 442
350
5,197

120, 934
0
4,854

106, 355
280
8,861

100, 776
1,358
10, 699

102, 837
1,503
12, 200

1, 493, 147
6,159
106, 632

24, 311

38, 414

39, 189

9,778

11,756

7,290

9, 150

11, 958

37, 104

55, 735

44, 777

33, 267

322, 729

26. 310

16, 889

19, 246

5,702

4,031

1,488

3, 156

2,215

6,142

7,780

7,026

12, 018

112, 003

9,992
22, 907
9,985
16, 045
5,490
7,978
13, 631
16, 743
7,314
14, 015
7,170
23, 666
15, 773
6,627
13, 970
1,706
17, 862
29, 665
17, 000
14, 568
102, 242 200, 397
181, 611 124, 760
905, 871 1, 247, 090 1, 284, 319 1, 140, 383

8,624
16, 555
10, 982
3,564
5,821
63, 525
926, 271

3,989
9,782
9,709
735
11,347
47, 423
761, 514

1,008
6,782
16, 455
1,065
1,486
32, 592
566, 104

1,060
6,240
10, 570
343
6,232
28, 338
621, 201

864
34, 403
13, 863
18, 613
20, 275
37, 869
2, 856
6,374
5,479
17, 665
84, 262
114, 461
873, 093 1, 039, 981

36, 321
8,760
47, 839
9,345
12, 311
92, 927
933, 208

22, 930
6,456
43, 578
8,721
19, 707
103, 305
793, 307

168, 128
130, 893
249, 442
71, 079
159, 143
1,175,843
11, 092, 342

RADIO BROADCASTING CLASSIFICATION FOR 1929
[Dollars]
92, 692
188, 370
175. 548
Automotive industry
113, 287
172, 663
147, 195 161, 137
138, 336
147, 709
118, 588
110, 988
0
27, 687
8 525
30, 248
24, 028
15, 300
32, 091
7 400
Building materials
16, 309
28, 005
20 560
89 821
122 113 128 855
108 157
94 731
100 070
61, 273
Cigars, cigarettes and tobacco
122 112
125 390
102 461
132 461
31. 599
22, 400
Clothing and dry goods
9,143
14, 906
22, 866
31,811
36, 3P>3
23, 586
22, 869
35, 590
34, 866
36 097
42 669
62 856
Confectionery and soft drinks
31 375
64 395
63 178
37 955
67, 358
31 304
37 065
44 003
125, 574
133, 429
Drugs and toilet goods
125, 401 136, 768
227, 445
131 985
160, 477
136, 874
171, 804
224, 885
138 466
92 857
58, 569
91 832
51, 461
60, 808
62, 705
Financial and insurance
80 189
90 470
77 638
91 367
83 635
134 311
Foods and food beverages
107, 227
135, 214
243 618
159 925
219 698
146 328
142 854
138 797
155 236
209 283
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
585
Garden. . ..
_
351
47, 455
53, 519
43, 564
House furniture and furnishings22, 343
24, 630
39, 218
45, 531
44, 215
74, 307
91, 589
26, 776
Jewelry and silverware. _
1,655
4, 015
1,650
1,930
1.580
1,810
4,565
4,280
3,960
4,730
6,270
Lubricants and petroleum products _
...
._ ..
105, 068
78, 913
102, 718
78, 251
90, 877
53, 618
75 001
77, 492
79, 990
59 708
71 075
Machinery and mechanical sup49, 671
27, 980
43, 555
0
plies
-.
73, 839
36, 420
36, 605
36, 920
46, 160
56, 993
103,456
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Office equipment
17, 540
2,992
Paints and hardware
2,512
17 137
9,574
14 544
3,439
20, 907
12 156
11, 705
15, 488
20 063
Radios, phonographs, and musi254, 157
cal instruments
...
278, 200 306, 142 275, 993
354, 484
309, 842
308, 963
415, 788
359, 152
242, 866
288, 923
Schools, camps, and correspond0
0
0
o
o
o
o
o
0
o
ence courses
0
Shoes, shoe furnishings, trunks,
34, 324
and bags
25, 771
24 144
44, 780
33, 314
38 723
20, 980
19, 736
20 550
36, 006
15 760
Soaps and housekeepers' sup27 297
10, 000
plies
7,900
42 018
15,t)00
15, 000
24, 686
1,000
9 406
27 616
48 574
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Sporting goods. ...
3,962
26, 500
21,200
21, 100
52, 763
54, 490
Stationery and books
57, 954
105, 929
67, 986
55, 500
58, 500
52 440
120, 674
97 186
51, 440
72, 740
104, 775
72, 740
95, 721
Travel and amusement
57, 205
10, 827
13, 872
75, 570
101, 019
65, 758
69, 881
117, 071 118, 089
108, 793
75, 714
76, 577
103, 239
79,029
96, 426
Miscellaneous
91, 158
90, 430
83, 009
1, 258, 174 1, 372, 484 1, 610, 252 1, 550. 372 1. 562, 770 1, 309, 295 1,311,517 1, 330, 079 1, 599, 191 1, 948, 430 1, 908, 287
Total
1
Compiled by the National Advertising Records and published monthly by the Denny Publishing Company (Inc.). The first 3 tables represent the amount of national
advertising expenditures in the leading weekly and monthly magazines of the country and representative farm magazines. These data are based on advertisers' 1-time or
single insertion rates as quoted by the Standard Rate and Data Service and does not take into consideration lower advertising rates due to longer period contracts. The
amount of expenditures shown in any specified month includes the current month's monthly magazine lineage and the lineage for the preceding month's weeklies and semimonthly magazines. Advertisements under 14 agate lines or special rate classified or local advertising have not been included. Data on radio broadcasting include only
the National Broadcasting System and the Columbia Broadcasting System and cover charges for use of facilities only, cost of talent not being included. exceDt in Dart as
reported by the Columbia Broadcasting System.




20

RELATIVE DEBITS TO INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS AT CLEARING-HOUSE CENTERS
GROUPED BY FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICTS
[Tattle continued on p. SI]
BOSTON DISTRICT

U.S.

YEAR AND MONTH

!irOTAL
141

1919 av. mills, dolls

37,446

CENTERS

Total,
11
Boston Hartford
centers

NEW YORK DISTRICT

PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT

!

Providence

New
Haven

Total,
New
Albany Buffalo *loches- York
7
ter
centers

1,769

1,245

92

20, 917

87

263

120

20, 354

1919 monthly average..
1920 monthly average. _
1921 monthly average..
1922 monthly average. _
1923 monthly average..
1924 monthly average. _
1925 monthly aver age. _
1926 monthly average. _
1927 monthly average. _
1928 monthly average..

100.0
106.0
88.7 1
97.8 I
103.2
109.5 !
126.8
135.3
150.0
179.5

100.0

100.0
105.9
106.7
109.3
120.2
125.6
143.9
157.0
168.9
169.1

100.0
117.4
98.9
103.3
119.6
131.3
141.7
152.3
202.5
232.7

100.0
118.7
93.0
95.1
105.5
104.4
114.9
113.4
113.2
115.5

100.0 1
118.1
98.6
104.2
122.2
125. 8
134.6
139.6
148.6
162.4 i

100.0
99.4
85.2
98.4
98.2
108.3
128.7
139.0
160.1
203.7

100.0
111.5
119.5
119.5
118.3
134.8
147.7
154.0
168.3
179.0

100.0
114.8
92.8
99.6
114.8
115.0
133.3
136.9
140.6
166.0

100.0
119.2
103.3
110.0
124.2
129.0
144.3
146.3
152.2
157.8

100.0
98.8
84.8
98.2
97.6
107.9
128.3
138.8
160.3
204.8

1928
January
February
March
__
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

168.0
145.6
188.7
179.0
191.3
193.6 !|
157.5 i
156.3 !
168.7
194.7
190.6
220.1

176.8
135.7
167.3
169.3
170.0
163.5 1
149.1
143.4
142.4
172.2
166. 8
178.5 |

186.4
139.2
176.1
179.3
177.0
168.6
157.4
152.2
148.8
180.4
176.5
187.5

258.7
206.5
243.5
257.6
272.8
245. 7
200.0
188.1
210.9
231.5
217.4
259. 8

150. 0
116.6
122.9
125.7
129.1 \
134.0
111.1
106.9
110.4
142.3
124.3
137.5

159.7 !
143.1
165.3
161.1 j!
175.0
175.0
161. 1 !
147.2
152. 8
176. 4
159. 7
172. 2

185.5
160.3
218.7
204.0
221.4
222.4
172. 1
172.0
189. 4
220. 9
220. 0
257. 2

137.9
160.9
255.1
162.0
265.4
202.2
152.8
142.5
139.0
156.3
157.4
198.8

164.6
131. 5
148. 7
154. 0
167.7
173.0
160.4
162.0
102.7
190.5
180.2
196.6

:

160.0
126. 8
150. 0
159. 2
160.8
196.7
153.3
139.2
148.3
165.0
155.0
180.0

221.3
189.1
223.2
199.7
204.5
186.1
207.4
206.7
20fc4
265.3
219.4

181,3
151. 2
171.4
166.0
167.4
162.5
182.1
186.7
174.5
217.5
186.3

187.9
159.5
178.4
168.8
173.7
166.5
189.8
200.7
179.5
231.9
195.1

295.7
220.7
267.4
301.1
254.4
250.0
300.0
287.0
341.3
322.8
273.9

143.7
117.3
134.0
131.9
133.3
137.5
140.2
128.4
127.1
166.6
152. 1

195. 8
144. 5
172. 2
172. 2
166. 7
170. 8
180. 6
168. 1
173. 6
201. 4
179. 2

266. 7
225. 4
270. 0
234. 4
244. 4
211. 9
240. 8
239. 9
246. 2
308. 9
261. 5

186.1
157.4
233.2
241.3
282.7
212.6
204.5
196.5
178.1
209.1
191.9

191.2 I
149. 8
180. 2
181. 4
176. 0
188.2 j!
217.1
226. 2
232. 3
256.3 !
213. 3

175.0
141. 7
165. 8
153. 3
149. 2
164.2
176.7
159. 2
182. 5
193.3
158. 3

109.2
102.4
105.5
117.1
120.9
136.7
141.6
158.1
161.3

144 |

72

Total, Phila- Scran- i Tren10
ton
centers delphia ton
1,625

1,373

53

95.8
102.5
114.3
116.8
129.5
134.6
140.0
156. 2

100.0
112.4
93.8
101.7
111.9
114.3
128. 1
133.1
138.6
155.8

100.0
124.5
122.7
109.4
139.6
142.3
138.9
144.2
145.5
146.6

186.1
160.9
220.0
205.3
222.4
223.3
172.4
172.5
190.3
222.0
223.4
259.0

151.3
125.7
157.4
155.3
163.5
175.8
143.8
132.8
146.6
169.7
163.6
189. 3

149.7
122.9
154.8
155.5
164.0
177.8
142.9
131.1
146.1
169.4
164.7
191.2

137. 8
128. 3
217.0 ;
141.5
154.7
151.0
130. 2
126.4
134. 0 :
145.3
137.8 :
154.7

195. 4
195. 4
172.1
167.5
186.1
202.4
172. 1
172.1
172. 1
195.4
188.4
230.3

268.8
227.4
272.3
235.7
245.0
212.6
241.8
240.9
247.3
311.1
263.4

179.1
156.1
175.1
178.4
166.7
177.1
175.5
154.2
154.0
186.2
180.1

178.9
155.9
177.7
179.9
167.1
178V7
175.3
153.2
152.5
185.6
181.8

151.0
137.8
143.4
141.5
141.5
139.6
139. 6
135.9
135.9
171.7
152.8

200.0
216.3
181.4
193.1
183.8
193.1
227. 9
186.1
190.7
211.7
204.7 1

us! 3

43 |
;
i
1
!
i
I

!

I

_
...

_ __

1929
January .
February
March
_ _ _ _ _
April
May
June
July
August
.
.
September
October
November
_.

!

i
i
!
;
1
!
!

ATLANTA DISTRICT
YEAR AND MONTH

100.0
125.6
111.6
118.6
137.2
146. 5
159.6
168.5
175.6
187.4

Total,
Bir15
Atlanta mingham
centers

New
Orleans

i

>

;

;
!
i
i

!

CHICAGO DISTRICT

Jacksonville

Nashville

304

48

100.0
128.8
103.4
133.9
183.1
199.3
226.7
243.8
253.5
255.4

100.0
115.4
82.2
89.5
97.4
106.4
118.2
113.7
114.8
112.6

271. 2
225.4
245.8
240.7
271.2
250.9 1
245.8
235.6
242.4
294.9
261.0
279. 7 1
281.4
215.3
252.6
255.9
252.6
232.2
244.1
239.0
244.1
296.6
254.3

Total,

Chicago

MilInulan- wauapolis
kee

Des
Grand
Moines Rapids

Sioux
City

Augusta

centers

93

37

4,242

2,800

525

136

237

83

75

63

100.0
125.0
91.7
97.9
112.5
126.5
206.2
232.6
181.6
156.4

100.0
120.4
105.4
71.0
78.5
79.2
87.6
89.7
97.6
108.5

100.0
110.8
64.9
70.3
83.8
74.6
78.2
72.6
74.8
75.0

100.0
116.0
92.0
96.8
108.8
110.8
124.9
132.0
137.9
155.3

100.0
113.0
91.7
96.2
105.0
106.3
120.4
127.5
136.8
152.3

100.0
125.2
91.2
101.3
125.7
130.6
158.3
166.4
162.8
213.2

100.0
123.5
100.0
104.4
115.4
110.9
115.4
135.2
136.2
139.6

100.0
124.0
97.5
101.7
115.6
110.5
119.4
127.3
130.1
131.5

100.0
114.5
84.4
83.1
97.6
103.2
89.8
98.1
98.9
100.2

100.0
128.0
109.3
81.3
89.3
89.2
114.1
115.5
110.3
118.0

100.0
109.5
63.5
101.6
119.0
123.4
136.9
129.1
114.7
92.5

123.0
103.6
115.4
106.6
106.2
105. 2
107.2
102.3
107.6
120.7
119.4
134. 2

164.6
166.6
175.0
158.3
160.4
158.3
147.9
143.7
133.3
152.1
143.7
172.9

102.1
97.8
116.1
104.3
109.7
110.7
96.8
121.5
100.0
120.4
120.4
111.8

83.8
78.4
81.1
75.7
73.0
64.9
64.9
62.2
64.9
89.2
73.0
86.5

148.0
128.7
157.6
155.1
162.0
162.1
145.4
146.6
151.7
165.8
155.9
184.6

149.3
126.6
156.9
158.9
162.6
159.2
139.3
139.7
144.1
160.5
153.1
176.9

178.1
160.8
197.9
184.0
206.1
217.4
205.5
216.6
237.2
236.8
216.2
301.4

138.2
136.0
146.3
131.6
141.9
137.5
135.3
133.8
127.9
146.3
143.4
156.6

133.3
120.7
138.0
129.5
134.6
42.6
131.2
129.5
121.5
138.4
127.0
131.2

87.6
86.8
106.0
102.4
108.5
108.5
94.0
97.6
95.2
106.0
100.0
100.0

112.0
98.6
114.6
106.6
121.3
124.0
114.6
114.6
116.0
126.6
124.0
130.6

84.1
87.3
101.6
88.9
95.2
100.0
95.2
95.2
95.2
101.6
74.6
90.5

129.6
105.6
117.4
112.2
104.3
95.7
107.9
101.6
102.0
131. 2
114.5

168.7
158.3
175.0
183.3
162.5
152.1
162.5
141.6
131.2
158.3
143.7

146.2
119.3
129.0
119.3
109.7
145.1
111.8
112.9
106.4
118.3
101.1

75.7
64.9
75.7
75.7
70.3
62.2
62.2
64.9
78.4
100.0
75.7

173.7
153.3
180.3
163.4
166.5
163.7
178.4
187.8
179.9
206.4
179.7

170.1
154.9
185.7
158.9
160.0
158.7
176.6
192.8
177.2
214.6
185.3

255.3
201.4
220.2
234.9
252.4
233.0
242.3
234.5
260.8
253.0
215.1

155.1
140.4
150.7
143.4
151.5
156.6
165.4
159.6
147.8
164.0
157.4

128.3
115.2
130.8
122.8
117.3
128.3
142.6
143.9
140.1
151.9
147.7

101.2
86.8
100.0
101.2
106.0
103.6
103.6
104.8
103.6
118.1
103.6

133.3
104.0
126.6
118.6
128.0
122.6
126.6
130.6
132.0
134.6
113.3

98.4
88.9
101.6
106.3
104.7
96.8
106.3
101.6
95.2
104.7
90.5

T>Ptrnit
Detroit

1

1919 av., mills, dolls
1919 monthly average _ _
1920 monthly average _ _
1921 monthly average. _
1922 monthly average..
1923 monthly average _ _
1924 monthly average. .
1925 monthly average _ _
1926 monthly average..
1927 monthly average..
1928 monthly average...

928

100.0
115.1
84.2
86.0
100.0
105.3
125.0
128.1
123.9
123.1

59 |

123

100.0
108.9
85.4
90.2
108.9
113.1
129.2
132.7
127.8
137.7
I

1

1928

January
February
.
March
. _
April
May
June
July
August . _ _ . _ _ _ _
September
October
_.
November
December

127.6
112.4
127. 0
118. 5
122. 0
118. 6
114.7
112. 9
114.4
134.0
129. 9
145.5

130.1 i
123.0
135. 0
126.0
132.5
126.8
121.1
117.1
122.8
145.5
167.5
204.9 |

1929
January
...
February
March
__
April
May
June
July
August
September..
October
November . _

143.6
120.2
134.3
132. 3
126.3
120. 5
126.7
121.4
117. 5
142.0
123.8

186.2
169.9
195.9
188.6
187.0
165.9
180.5
179.7
143.9
171.5
152.0

i

1

See footnote on p. 22.




21

RELATIVE DEBITS TO INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS AT CLEARING-HOUSE CENTERS—Continued
GROUPED BT FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICTS—Continued
[ Table continued on p.
CLEVELAND DISTRICT
YEAR AND MONTH

Total,
13
Akron
centers

Cincin- Clevenati
land

Pittsburgh

RICHMOND DISTRICT

Y'ngs- Toledo Colum- Dayton Total,
7
town
bus
centers

Baltimore

RichNorfolk mond

Greenville *

1919 average millions of dollars...

1,963

90

247

653

746

60

116

116

718

404

84

16

37

1919 monthly average .
1920 monthly average
1921 monthly average..
1922 monthly average
1923 monthly average
1924 monthly average..
1925 monthly average
1926 monthly average. .
1927 monthly average .
1928 monthly average. .

100.0
16.4
89.6
94.6
110.9
109.4
122.0
127.4
136.6
141.4

100.0
115.6
63.3
63.3
80.0
81.4
100.0
104.5
112.9
124.5

100.0
113.0
107.7
117.4
133.6
128.0
142.7
150.3
167.2
181.2

100.0
115.9
81.9
84.1
99.2
96.8
106.6
115.9
124.9
130.0

100.0
118.5
94.9
97.2
112.7
113.2
126.4
126.7
137.1
136.1

100.0
110.0
78.3
83.3
103.4
101.6
117.0
118.0
118.5
124. lf

100.0
117.2
100.0
123.8
153.5
155.7
179.2
189.5
205.2
241.0

100.0
111.2
102.6
112.1
128.5
116.0
126.9
138.3
144.8
148.3

100.0
104. 0.
110.0
112.0
138.0
136.0
156.0
176.5
188.8
194.5

100.0
111.8
95.5
89.6
98.6
96.3
106.7
108.4
107.1
105.4

100.0
115.6
104.9
89.1
93.3
93.4
104.6
107.4
104.2
102.0

100.0
102.3
71.4
78.5
88.1
82.2
85.8
94.2
89.0
85.4

100.0
108.7
98.3
100.9
112.9
109.1
122.9
121.5
120.2
123.6

100.0
102.7
67.6
67.6
78.4
69.4
73.0
76.2
75.0
64.2

1938
January
February
March
April ...
May
June
.
July
August
September
October
November
December

142.4
121.0
135.0
139.7
137.8
151.8
137.5
130.0
135. 3
156.1
140.5
169.9

117.8
107.8
113.3
130.0
118.9
132.2
132.2
117.8
125.5
141.1
116.7
141.1

201.2
171.3
175.3
192.7
174.1
198.8
171.7
158.3
159.1
188.3
169.7
214.2

136.6
110.5
120.9
128.1
122.0
136.4
126.2
119.4
124.3
150. 0
123.4
162.1

133.5
117.9
129.6
133.3
134.8
150.5
130.1
125.2
129.6
147.1
142. 3
159. 6

118.4
100.0
111.7
121.7
123.4
135.0
126.7
121.7
123.4
136.7
118.4
151.7

237. 9
198.3
238.8
242.3
244.8
260.4
238.8
210.4
230. 2
271.6
240.5
277.6

150.7
127.6
150.9
154.3
146.6
151.7
137.9
136.2
138.8
151.7
146.6
186.2

202.0
164.0
214.0
190.0
190.0
206.0
202.0
186.0
182.0
202.0
168.0
228.0

108.7
95.0
109.4
105.7
105.0
114.2
101.4
95.5
93.6
112.7
102.8
120. 1

105. 2
92. 1
106. 4
102. 2
103. 7
119.0
102. 7
93. 3
86. 4
104. 0
95. 8
112. 6

84. 5
76. 2
83. 3
84. 5
90. 4
84.5
80. 9
82. 1
72. 6
94. 0
83. 3
107. 1

130.2
110.3
123.3
110.3
111.2
119.0
112.1
117.2
128.5
146.6
130.2
144.8

73.0
67.6
75.7
73.0
67.6
56.8
54.1
48.7
51.4
70.3
64.9
67.6

1929
January
February
March
_ _
April
May
June
July
.. ...
August
September
...
October
November
_ .

154.2
139.6
150.0
158.5
145.7
148.1
165.4
152.3
145.7
170.4
152.1

136.7
125.5
133.3
140.0
134.4
136.7
148.9
127.8
130.0
140.0
124.4

202. 5
176.5
184.2
201.2
172.5
179.0
184.6
165.2
166.0
206.5
189.5

138.9
134. 1
140.4
153.1
135.8
141.3
151.1
149.6
145.6
165. 5
140.9

147.1
139.9
148.7
154.0
147.7
143.6
167. 9
148.7
138.6
170. 2
161.6

138.4
115.0
135.0
138.4
120.0
143.4
151.7
143.4
135.0
155.0
125. 0

244.0
170.7
199.1
219.0
185.4
190.5
219.8
191.4
175.0
218.1
179.3

174.1
150.0
158. 6
173.3
159. 5
163.8
175. 0
164.7
156.0
187.1
160.4

242.0
190.0
232.0
216.0
198.0
214.0
248.0
210.0
214.0
220.0
198.0

113.3
96.4
108.4
110.3
104.9
105. 0
109.1
113.9
101.5
120.5
112.1

106. 2
93. 3
104. 4
109. 1
101. 2
106. 9
111.6
120. 3
103. 0
117. 8
110. 1

94. 0
73. 8
85. 7
80. 9
82. 1
80. 1
83.3
80. 1
73. 8
89. 3
88. 1

133.6
114.7
125.0
121.6
115.5
117.2
123.3
134.5
120.7
146.6
141.4

73.0
62.2
64.9
59.5
59.5
56.8
56.8
54.1
51.4
73.0
64.9

DALLAS DISTRICT
YEAR AND MONTH

1919 av., mill, dolls
1919 monthly
1920 monthly
1921 monthly
1922 monthly
1923 monthly
1924 monthly
1925 monthly
1926 monthly
1927 monthly
1928 monthly

1938
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December.
1939
January
February
March
April.
May
June
July
August
September.
October
November

average..
average. _
average..
average. _
average..
average. _
average. _
average. _
average..
average..

_ _ _

- _ .

See footnote on p. 22.




Total,
11
centers

Dallas

Houston

j

Fort
Worth

50

'
!
1
!
j
i
|
i
|

ST. LOUIS DISTRICT

Summary Louisville
fora
centers

MINNEAPOLIS DISTRICT
_

St.
Louis

Memphis

Total,
9
Duluth Minneapolis
centers

Little
Rock

St.
Paul

Helena Billings

161

138

92

965

156

617

136

36

100.0
114.3
90.7
96.9
107.5
112.7
130.8
131.5
135.6
148.5

100.0
115.2
86.2
81.2
89.0
91.2
103.6
126.0
131.9
140.1

100.0
119.6
109.8
119.6
93.5
78.0
82.4
92.1
103.2
115.8

1GO.O
105.4
89.0
94.5
110.4
110.6
124. 2
127.3
127.4
133.8

100.0
92.3
82.0
87.8
101.9
106.7
120.8
128.7
123.6
131.3

100.0
106.5
91.9
94.2
108.4
108.2
120.8
122.7
120.9
129.0

100.0
107.4
73.5
87.5
106.6
101.1
111.7
111.5
119.6
117.0

100.0
125.0
116.7
127.8
169.5
186.1
204.9
226.4
220.8
230.4

132.0
118.0
129.7
121.3
123.8
128.6
120.7
123.0
141.8
163.5
145.5
167.0

147.2
132.9
142.9
129.8
132.9
131,7
126.1
131.1
163.3
188.8
169.6
185.1

134.8
118.8 i
132.6
123.9
124.6
141.3
129.7
129.7
147.8
176.8
147.1
173.9

113.0
97.8
108.7
105.4
112.0
113.0
114.1
108.7
116.3
127.2
119.6
153.3

135. 4
119.7
132.9
128.2
138.2
144.1
125.0
119.9
122.9
147.1
134.3
157.8

129.5
119.9
131.4
130.1
135.3
145. 5
125.0
119.2
128.2
134.6
128.2
148.7

130.8
115.4
127.6
125.0
137.6
145.6
123.8
117.8
114.4
136.5
122.7
150.4

123.5
99.3
115.4
103.7
102.9
102.9
97.1
91.9
110.3
155.1
146. 3
155.9

227.8
208.4
230.6
211.1
222.2
202.8
194.5
194.5
233.4
300.0
261.1
277.8

154.7
131.8
147.6
142.2
140.3
129.3
139.9
138.7
150.3
179.4
155.8

178.3
146.0
168.3
154.0
145.3
134.8
139.1
147.8
165.8
208.1
175.8

149.3
136.2
152.9
145.6
157.2
136.9
152.9
147.8
160.9
188.4
161.6

132.6
104.4
117.4
120.7
115.2
115.2
142.4
122.8
118.5
142.4
131.5

146.8
125.6
140.7
134.6
132.1
141.2
136.9
126.5
134.0
163.7
142.5

150.6
133.3
136.5
127.6
136. 5
135.3
138.5
123.1
128.8
153.2
136.5

137.5
117.2
133.2
131.5
128.2
145.7
138.3
125.3
125.6
147. 5
131.5

144.9
120.6
136.0
121.3
114.7
108.1
102.9
110.3
141.2
202.2
165.4

236.1
200.0
238.9
225.0
216.7 !
191.7
211.1
211.1
258. 4
338.9
263.9

90

354

162

11

9

100. 0
108. 5
82.7
88.0
94.8
104.2
114.3
104.9
110.0
117.5

521

100.0
117.4
94.2
97.9
101.3
101.5
112.4
119.1
124.5
134.6

100.0
120.0
84.4
82.2
85.5
117.7
118.2
88.3
103.0
101.3

100.0
109.6
84.2
85.0
91.5
103.8
119.4
110.3
113.9
124.6

100.0
98.2
75.3
97.5
106.8
101.6
104.7
102.2
106.7
110.6

100.0
100.0
100.0
90.9
81.8
85.6
85.6
82.6
83.3
87.9

100.0

101.2
91.8
111.5
107.6
115.3
119.8
112.3
109.4
131.8
155.0
127.3
127.3

71.1
61.1
80.0
75.5
107.8
110.0
77.8
77.8
142.2
181. 1
130.0
101.1

105.9
95.2
116.4
118.4
125.1
127.1
122.9
119.8
139.3
159.3
131.9
134.2

109.3
101.9
118.5
102.5
100.6
111.1
106.8
101.2
109.9
125.9
113.6
125.3

72.7
63.6
81.8
72.7
72.7
81.8
81.8
100.0
90.9
127.3
100.0
109.0

88.9
88.9
111.1
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
122.2
166.7
133.3
111.1

113.0
100.0
113.0
112.0
116.1
120.0
138.7
150.2
147.8
154.0
138.4

74.4
66.7
75.5
77.8
91.1
97.8
122.2
132.2
127.8
125.5
116.7

122.3
107.4
120.9
119.8
126.8
130.0
154.8
171.8
169.8
172.3
151.7

113.0
103.1
117.3
111.1
105.6
111.7
117.3
120.4
116.1
130.3
124.7

90.9
72.7
81.8
100.0
81.8
81.8
100.0
100.0
100.0
109.1
109.1

100.0
77.8
100.0
100.0

659 j

'
:

,

i

111.1
88.9
77.8
88.9
78.7
84.3
88.0
92.6
110.2

111.1
100.0
111.1
111.1
122.2
Id6.7
122.2

22

RELATIVE DEBITS TO INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS AT CLEARING-HOUSE CENTERS—Continued
GROUPED BY FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICTS-Continued
KANSAS CITY DISTRICT
YEAR AND MONTH

*tS*

centers

Denver

SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT

St.
Kansas
Omaha Joseph,
Sty'
Mo.
Mo.

Oklaho m a
City

Tulsa

Total,
Los
18
centers Angeles

San
Francisco

Portland,
Oreg.

Seattle

Oakland,
Calif.

1919 average, millions of dolls.

1,231

146

413

264

68

94

1,909

314

181

760

206

63

1919 monthly average
1920 monthly average
1921 monthly average
1922 monthly average
1923 monthly average
1924 monthly average - .
1925 monthly average
1926 monthly average - _
1927 monthly average
1928 monthly average

100. e

109.8
82.0
84.2
90.6
85.7
95.5
100.4
102.3
108.9

100.0
1,39.7
98.6
102.7
111.6
112.9
121.5
123.2
120.4
125.4

100.0
94.9
74.6
74.3
84.3
81.4
90.1
93.4
93.8
102.4

100.0
95.5
67.4
73.1
77.7
69.7
76.9
75.4
76.0
82.1

100.0 !
97.6
81.1
69.4
72.9 !
71.6 |
72.7 !
73.4
66.9
70.0

100.0
153.0
129.4
119.2
114.7
112.1
127.4
139.1
154.6
167. 1

100.0
131.9
88.3
105.3
104.3
89.5
112.6
136.0
139.2
147.0

100.0
123.2
104.4
107.2
126.3
128.9
142.9
155.7
172.3
198.7

100.0
139.2
143.0
165.0
223.6
236.7
251.1
278.1
297.2
342.7

100.0
108.8
82.3
76.2
86.2
89.4
92.0
101.0
94.2
101.4

100.0
124.6
101.9
94.8
104.0
107.1
126.1
138.2
165.0
201.6

100.0
96.1
67.0
73.3
83.0
87.7
98.0
103.2
105.8
119.7

100.0
160.3
128.5
144.4
192.0
196.3
227.3
273.0
356.7
399.1

105.5
94.6
107.5
101.9
103.1
107.1
112.7
112.8
110.7
122.7
107.0
120.9

119.9
106.8
126.0
125.3
123.3
126.0
120.5
122.6
129.4
145. 2
128.1
131.5

99.3
85.2
100.0
93.2
94.2
96.8
113.1
112.1
105.1
117.7
99.5
113.1

76.9
75.4
88.3
76.1
80.7
81.4
83.7
90.9
89.4
88.6
75.8
77.7

72.9
68.2
77.6
64.7
69.4
68.2
65.9
69.4
70.6
72.9
65.9
74.1

160.3
144.2
164.8
166.2
157.4
161.8
157.4
151.5
163.3
203.0
167.7
207.4

140.4
124.5
128.7
126.6
135.1
145.8
133.0
147.9
151.1
168.1
155.3
207.5

183.3
179.1
212.6
198.8
218.8
224.1
177.9
178.5
192.7
206.1
190.6
222.5

317.5
309.3
366.6
348.1
371.1
367.2
300.7
306.4
325.8
369.5
357. 4
372.6

84.5
81.2
91.2
89.5
111.1
109.9
102.2
102.2
102.8
114.9
116.0
111.1

180.4
188.5
221.6 i
198.5 !
235.8 i
249.9 I
171.7
170.8
194.1
192.7
194.2
221.1

108.2
97.1
133.0
123.8
126.7
125. 7
113.1
118.4
116.5
134.9
108.7
130.1

396.8
336.4
414.2
447.5
401.5
406.3
369.8
355.5
369.8
409.4
349.1
533.2

117.1
102. 3
117.9
116.0
112.7
115.3
140.4
128.1
116.7
135.8
124.5

136.3
118.5
148.6
145.2
135.6
133.6
137.7
149.3
130.1
166.4
139.7

107.3
94.4
111.6
104.8
105.3
110.4
145.3
127.1
112.6
129.5
118.1

84.1
75.8
89.4
86.0
83.0
83.7
96.6
98.1
87.5
98.1
85.2

74.1
61.2
69.4
68.2
65.9
65.9
78.8
76.4
65.9
71.7
62.3

185.3
175.0
176.5
185.3
186.8
183.9
216.2
182.4
189.8
216.2
208.9

184.1
147.9
159.6
172 A
161.7
169.2
202.2
170.2
173.4
197.9
190.5

209.4
187.4
223.3
191.5
197.7
190.3
196.7
208.3
197.3
241.6
209.8

404.2
371.4
435.1
383.8
394.9
365.0
365.0
393.3
366.3
433.2
394.0

101.1
97.2
110.5
98.3
111.6
105.0
108.8
115.5
114.9
121.0
121.6

189.1
172.3
210.6
164.0
174.0
167.4
175.9
191.0
184.2
244. 8
191.2

133.0
112.1
140.3
128.6
125.7
125.7
138.3
141.7
133.0
159.7
140.3

407.9
349.1
417.4
336.6
372 9
385!6
385.6
382.5
325.3
388.8
358.7

i

1928
January
February
March
_April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

85

- - ..
-

-

_ _ _

- _

1929
-- -- -_ -

DISTRICT TOTALS— SEASONAL VARIATIONS ELIMINATED
U.S.
total

YEAR AND MONTH
1919monthly average
1920 monthly average
1921 monthly average _ . __
1922 monthly average
1923 monthly average
1924 monthly average
1925 monthly average
1926 monthly average
1927 monthly average
1928 monthly average

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

1928

1929
January
February _
March
April
May
__June
July
August .
September
October
November

Boston

New
York

Philadelphia

Richmond

Cleveland

Atlanta Chicago

St.
Louis

Minne- Kansas
City
apolis

San
Dallas Francisco

100.0
112.1
97.6
89.5
98.8
96.5
106.8
108.5
107.3
105.6

100.0
115.1
84.4
85.9
99.9
105.3
124.8
128.4
124.1
123.2

100.0
116.1
92.0
96.8
109.0
110. 8
123.8
132.1
137.9
155.1

100.0
105.5
89.1
94.2
110.3
110.5
124.1
127. 3
127.3
133.3

100.0
108.5
82.9
87.9
95.0
103.1
114.4
105.3
109.5
117.3

100.0
109.8
82.1
84.1
89.7
87.0
95.4
100.3
102.1
108.5

100.0
118.0
94.3
97.9
101.1
101.2
112.4
119.4
124.5
134.5

100.0
123.4
105.4
107.1
126.4
129.4
142.9
156.2
172.4
199.7

136.8
139.4
137.5
140.8
142.2
145.8
133.2
136.6
138.9
152.3
144.1
147.9

104.8
110.9
113.3
112.4
108.8
111.3
100.8
99.6
98.0
103.7
98.7
104.3

117.6
126.6
126.0
124.6
126.3
122.6
121.0
125.2
118.7
120.8
122.2
126.6

145.4
147.4
154.2
159.7
163.3
158.5
143.5
150.4
153.5
157.0
158.4
170.0

126.2
132.6
132.4
133.4
141.0
142.8
128.6
131.5
129.4
134.3
131.8
140.0

100.6
115.6
118.9
114.6
120.5
122.1
118.0
114.3
119.3
130.9
118.2
114.7

102.0
107.7
105.3
106.4
104.5
107.3
112.4
110.5
109.3
115.8
107.4
116.6

123.2
133.9
132.8
133.9
133.1
137.2
134.7
136.8
137.0
138.9
131.6
141.0

185.0
213.7
207.8
208.2
226.5
225.9
180.0
183.8
190.8
189.3
190.6
194.8

148.1
160.8
152.7
159.8
150.4 !
142.3 1
160.3
160.0 i
158.1 i
166.2
156.0

109.3
112.5
112.2
117.3
108. 7
102.3
108. 4
117. 5
106. 3
110.9
107.6

132.4
135.4
133.2
139.1
130.7
124.6
133.6
134.6
121.9
128.0
116.5

170.6
175.6
176.4
168.3
167.8
160.0
176.1
192.6
182.1
195.5
182.6

136.8
139.1
140.1
140.1
134.8
139.9
140.8
138.7
141.1
149.5
139.8

112.3
125.9
120.5
119.3
121.3
122.3
145.7
156.9
133.8
130.1
128.5

113.2
116.5
115.5
121.1
114.2
115.5
140.0
125.5
115.2
128.1
125.0

144.4
149.6
151.1
157.0
150.9
138.0
156.1
154.3
145.2
152.4
140.9

211.3
223.6
218.3
200.5
204.7
191.8
199.1
214.5
195.3
221.9
201.9

100.0
106.0
88.7
97.8
103.3
109.5
126.7
135.4
150.0
179.1

100.0
109.5
101.9
105.4
117.1
121.1
136.6
146.0
158.1
161.3

100.0
99.3
85.1
98.5
98.0
108.3
128.6
139.0
160.2
203.1

100.0
105.1
95.9
102.5
114.4
116.8
129.4
132.1
140.0
155.9

100.0
116.4
89.8
94.5
111.1
109.5
122.0
127.4
136.7
141.3

160.9
169.3
186.6
183.2
191.1
187.2
158.9
169.7
177.6
182.3
186.9
195.1

166.5
157.8
167.8
174.5
170.9
157.2
147.5
162.8
156.7
158.0
158.1
157. 7

175.8
187.5
215.0
206.5
217.1
213.0
174.7
191.5
204.5
208.2
216.8
226.4

148.0
146.5
156.9
159.3
165.0
167.1
142.9
140.1
151.6
159.9
165.8
167.5

212.0
219.9
220.8
204.4
204.3
180.0
209.3
224.4
218.3
239.0
215.1

170. 7
175. 8
171.9
171. 1
168.2
156.2
180.1
211.9
192.0
199. 5
176. 6

252.8
263.6
265.5
237.2
239.6
203.0
244.5
267.1
265.9
291.1
255.4

175.2
181.9
174.6
183.0
168.2
168.3
174.5
162.7
159.3
175.5
182.5

i

- .-

_- _

_ - - _.
-_.
_.

1 Compiled from data collected by the Federal Reserve Board, this table supplements similar data published in Nos. 26, 35, 56, 62, 67, 75, and 87 of this publication. The
district total table represents the data of 141 identical centers.
2 Greenville, S. C., substituted for Charleston, S. C., since May, 1928.




23

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. These data represent continuations of the figures presented in the
latest semiannual number (August, 1929), in which monthly figures for 1928 and 1929 may be found, together
with explanations as to the sources and exact extent of the figures quoted. The figures given below should
always be read in connection with those explanations. Data on stocks, unfilled orders, etc., are given as of
the end of the month referred to. For explanations of relative numbers, including base periods, see introduction on inside front cover.
1929

The cumulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR
DECREASE (— )

1928

Nov.,

July

August

September

October

November

October

November

1929,

from
Oct.,
1929

Nov.,
1929,
from
Nov.,
1928

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

1928

1929

Perct.
increase
(
or1?
decrease
(-)
cumulative
1929
from
1928

TEXTILES
Wool
Receipts at Boston:
Total
Domestic
Foreign
Imports:
In condition imported
Grease equivalent
Consumption by textile mills,
grease equivalent

.thous. oflbs-.
thous. of Ibs..thous. of Ibs.-

56, 981
53, 652
3,329

40, 476
35, 594
4,882

19, 444
16, 975
2,469

12, 148
6,931
5,217

12, 714
8,299
4,415

8,090
4,598
3,492

12, 746
9,322
3,424

+4.7 -0.3
+19.7 -11.0
-15.4 +28.9

286, 368
203, 228
83, 140

289, 227 +1.0
196, 703 -3.2
92, 524 +11.3

thous. of Ibs..
thous. of lbs._

18, 815
21, 931

17, 068
19, 015

18, 158
21, 450

19, 463
23, 066

19, 510
23, 021

20, 730
24, 193

15, 587
18, 488

+0.2 +25.2
-0.2 +24.5

224, 305
252, 822

260, 221 +16.0
293, 602 +16.1

thous. of lbs._

47, 296

52, 644

49, 755

59, 352

46, 694

51, 477

50, 079

492, 466

548,457

62
60
61
80
86

60
62
66
80
93

64
63
66
83
94

65
66
71
85
91

59
65
65
74
82

67
66
67
93
82

78
62

77
69

77
70

78
72

69
65

13, 179
304, 444

13, 866 + 5.2
410, 361 +34.8

7, 643, 853
6, 038, 769

6, 664, 791 -12.8
6, 600, 416 + 9.3

Machinery activity, hourly:
Looms—
W^de
per ct of hours active
Narrow
per ct of hours active
Carpet and rug
per ct of hours active
Sets of cards
per ct of hours active
Combs
per ct of hours active
Spinning spindlesWoolen
per ct of hours active
Worsted
per ct of hours active
Prices:
Raw, territory, fine, scoured dolls per Ib
Raw, Ohio and Pa. fleeces,
H blood, combing, grease.. .dolls, per lb._
Worsted varn . _
dolls per Ib
Women's dress goods, French
serge, 39-in
dolls per yd
Suiting, 13-oz
dolis per yd

-21.3

-6.8

70
66
68
89
81

92
- 1.5
- 8.5
-12.9
- 9.9

-15.7
- 1.5
- 4.4
-16.9
+ 1.2

88
68

85
72

-11.5
- 9.7

+11.4

-18.8
- 9.7

.93

.93

.92

.90

.88

1.10

1.12

- 2.2 -21.4

.42
1.45

.43
1.45

.43
1.48

.43
1.48

.43
1.43

.54
1.58

.55
1.55

0.0
- 3.4

-21.8
- 7.7

.98
1.996

.98
1.901

.98
1.901

.98
1.901

.98
1.901

.98
2. 008

.98
2.008

0.0
0.0

0.0
- 5.3

4,184
19, 815

2 14, 919
* 13, 462^
2,682
35, 502

14 478
13, 144
8 2, 942
5 40, 291

-35.9
+79.2

- 8.8
-11.9

Cotton
Production, crop estimate
thous of bales
Ginnings
thous of bales
Receipts into sight
thous. of bales..
126
21, 369
Imports, umanufactured
bales
Exports, unmanufactured
(including linters)
bales. _ « 246, 984
Consumption by textile mills
bales. . * 547, 165
Stocks, domestic, end of month:
5 2, 037
Totals, mills and w' houses thous of bales
1,052
Mills
thous of bales
5985
Warehouses __ _
thous of bales
Stocks, world visible, end of month:
3,651
Total
thous of bales
1,693
American
thous of bales
Prices:
To producer
dolls per Ib
.178
In New York, middling
dolls, per lb._
.186

823
24, 793

235, 914
558,113

2,431
23, 974

3
4

3,983
27, 840

731, 613 1, 263, 202 1, 062, 715 1, 252, 066 5 1,451, 578
544, 150
545, 649
640, 798
616, 238 5 611, 173

-15.9 -26.8
-15.1 -11.0

2,189
802
1,387

4,017
792
3,225

6,672
1,360
5,312

7,514
1,672
5,842

5,828
1,196
4,632

« 6, 791
« 1, 567
« 5, 224

+12.6 +10.6
+22.9 + 6.7
+10.0 +11.8

3,458
1,629

4,381
2,652

6,677
4,982

7,453
5,644

6,198
4,645

7,130
5,438

.180
.187

.182
.189

.175
.186

.162
.175

.181
.196

.178
.199

+11.6 + 4.5
+13.3 + 3.8
9o
- 7.4

» 30, 397
5 7, 757
222
100.3

30, 237
8,130
234
97.7

30, 038
7,881
226
104.0

30, 135
9,004
258
108.7

29, 649
7,812
226
100.9

30, 302
e 8, 698
246
103.5

5 30, 596
« 8, 518
241
•107.4

13, 211
8,901
32, 472

19, 639
8,185
32, 175

17, 122
7,423
35, 833

18, 199
7,173
40, 749

22, 013
7,842
37, 785

17, 621
8,476
39, 041

18, 675
8,568
44, 752

.348
.505

.349
.510

.357
.510

.359
.503

.346
.491

.372
.495

.375
.511

-3.6
-2.4

-7.7
-3.9

234, 439
262, 889
252, 779
382, 920
368, 858
408, 659

307, 538
312, 635
326, 398
364, 060
355, 095
485, 437

268, 611
371, 485
287, 628
345, 043
438, 952
381, 760

283, 064
222, 196
265, 450
362, 657
395, 698
454, 524

345, 146
222, 911
276, 377
431, 426
342, 232
390, 501

284, 899
401, 953
307, 402
394, 742
492, 556
282, 763

341, 841
375, 163
347, 949
388, 634
519, 770
348, 712

+21.9
+0.3
+4.1
+19.0
-13.5
-14.1

5,175
50,412

3,927
42, 359

3,972
42, 274

5,936
43, 709

5,080
35, 720

3,676
56, 087

4,389
54,248

fj g

— 12.1

-1.6
-13.2
-12.4
-7.2

-3.1
-8.3
-6.2
-6.1

Cotton Yarn
Machinery activity of spindles:
Active spindles
thousands
Total activity
. . . millions of hours
Activity per spindle
hours
Ratio to capacity
per cent
Carded sales yarn:
Production
thous. of lbs__
Stocks, end of month
thous. of lbs__
Unfilled orders, end of month. thous. of lbs._
Prices:
22/1 cones, Boston
40/ls, southern spinning

dolls per Ib
dolls per Ib

194, 387

207, 068

+6.5

+1.0
-40.6
-20.6
+11.0
34 2
+12.0

3, 283, 889
3, 364, 800
3, 231, 756

3, 283, 647
3, 117, 335
3, 243, 964

0.0
-7.4
+0.4

2, 772, 608

4, 817, 646 +73.8

-14.4 +15.7
-18.3 -34.2

55, 454
485, 734

+21.0 +17.9
+9.3 -8.5
-7.3 -15.6

Cotton Goods
Cotton textiles:
Production
thous. of yds..
New orders
thous. of yds._
Shipments
thous. of yds._
Stocks, end of month
thous of yds
Unfilled orders, end of mo... thous. of yds..
Fine cotton goods, production
pieces. .
Cotton cloth:
Imports
thous. of sq. yds.Exports
thous. of sq. yds._
2 As of Dec. 1.




s Final estimate for 1928.

4

As of Dec. 13.

* Revised.

56, 662
519, 850

+2.2
+7.0

24
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1929

The" cumulative* shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR
DECREASE (— )

1928

Nov.,

July

August

September

October

November

October

November

Nov.,
1929,
from
Nov.,
1928

1929,

from
Oct.,
1929

Perct.
increase
(
ort>
decrease
(-)
cumulative
1929
from
1928

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

1928

1929

« 189, 835
15, 465

• 189, 730 -0.1
17, 005 +10.0

TEXTILES— Continued
Cotton Goods— Continued
Fabric for tire manufacture
¥ consumption
thous. of Ibs _
Elastic webbing, shipments
thous. of dolls..
Prices:
Print cloth, 64 x 60
dolls, per yd..
Sheeting, brown
dolls, per yd._
Cotton goods (Fairchild), rel. to 1911-1913. _

18, 126
1,357

15, 803
1,399

13, 469
1,419

13, 707
1,600

1,413

20, 295
1,624

17, 037
1,462

-11.7

-3.4

.073
.083
159

.075
.086
160

.076
.086
160

.078
.087
160

.076
.087
159

.078
.090
163

.078
.090
164

-2.6
0.0
-0.6

-2.6
-3.3
-3.0

75,582
69,475
44,809
37, 299
57
4.9

75,845
69,168
45, 238
36, 320
60
4.9

73, 116
67,991
43, 586
35, 062
61
4.6

81, 549
78,806
46, 173
37, 635
65
3.9

64,797
59,046
39, 110
37, 634
55
3.9

83, 935
87, 175
50, 984
32,046
66
6.0

82, 700
82, 657
49, 136
36, 566
65
5.5

-20.5 -21.6
-25.1 -28.6
-15.3 -20.4
0.0 +2.9
-15.4 -15.4
0.0 -29.1

822, 082
817, 169
511, 163

896, 856
849, 279
548, 566

+9.1
+3.9
+7.3

60,902
87, 397

69, 315
87, 918

66, 766
88,864

82, 724
87, 446

64, 727
84,924

77, 320
73, 687

76,289
79, 437

-21.8
-2.9

-15.2
+6.9

720,439

844,881

+17.3

7,858
51, 624

9,620
59,704

8,811
53, 274

9,396
57,489

8,227
50, 562

8,272
49, 940

7,441
47,709

-12.4
-12.0

+10.6
+6.0

80, 642
525, 984

80,000 +10.4
575, 588 +9.4

42, 596
20,985

48, 408
25, 854

55, 104
29, 594

64,129
28,200

76, 452
29, 726

49, 381
26, 676

49, 806
25,373

+19.2
+5.4

+53.5
+17.2

99.7
65.1
63.8

101.9
65.5
65.2

100.7
63.1
66.8

102.6
58.1
66.9

101.2
57.4
66.2

102.0
50.5
69.3

94.5
51.8
60.3

-1.4
-1.2
-1.0

+7.1
+10.8
+9.8

4.876
1.18

5.073
1.18

5.122
1.18

4.925
1.18

4.679

5.145
1.16

5.047
1.16

-5.0

-7.3

858
2,802
1.15

990
2,747
1.15

1,044
2,451
1.15

1,540
2,538
1.15

1, 083

1,238
2,663
1.50

1,004
2,434
1.50

-29.7

2,202
2, 307
631

2,132
2,353
763

1,797
2,156 .
763

1,670
2, 253
716

1,816
2,251
812

1,772
1,911
528

380
361

416
408

419
403

5471
5391

380
308

404
340

343
297

-19.3
-21.2

+10.8
+3.7

220

144

172

5170

155

174

230

-8.8

-32.6

3,068
3,075
7,943
2,813

3,417
3,485
8,139
3,427

3,577
4,039
7,887
4,025

4,184
4,332
7,730
4,426

3,852
4,166
7,849
4,342

3,810
4,144
7,699
4,751

4, 437

4,234

4,139

4,066

3,888

4,609

thous. of dozen garments
thous. of dozen garments..
thous. of dozen garments..
thous of dozen garments

1,091
1, 064
1,797
891

1,152
1,382
1,689
1,149

1,100
1,532
1,422
1,461

1,398
1,528
1,238
1,372

1,297
1,514
1,228
1,483

1,147
1,168
1, 164
1,163

thous of dozen garments

2,103

1,870

1,783

1,607

1,645

1,605

41, 526
20, 469

74, 698
25, 048

33, 568
22, 210

42, 067
26, 613

41,952
30, 554

30, 874
25, 615

31, 503
25, 651

-0.3
+ 14.8

4, 331
3,509
2,805

4,294
3, 540
2,468

3,812
3,315
2,599

3,875
3,529
2,403

2,783
2,516
2,045

5,712
4,499
3,824

5, 366
4, 419
3,316

8,135

11, 335

11,434

8,187

4,163

12, 576

7,960

40.9
11.170

45.5
10, 951

46.6
10. 836

48.1
10, 686

51.0
10, 521

53.0
10, 815

Cotton Finishing
White, dyed and printed (outside mills) :
Billings, finished goods—
thous. of yds..
New orders, gray yardage.. .thous. of yds..
Shipments, finished goods
cases..
Stocks, finished goods, end mo
cases..
Operating activity
per ct. of capacity..
Unfilled orders, end of month
days..
Printed only (mills and outside) :
Production
thous. of yds..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of yds..
Silk
Imports, raw
thous. of lbs._
Deliveries (consumption).
bales..
Stocks, end of month:
At warehouses
bales..
At manufacturing plants
bales .
Silk machinery activity:
Broad looms
per cent of normal..
Narrow looms
per cent of normal ..
Spinning spindles
per cent of normal..
Prices:
Raw, Japanese, 13-15, N. Y. .dolls, per lb._
Silk goods, composite
dolls, per yd
Rayon
Imports
thous. of lbs_.
Stocks, bonded, end of month thous. of lbs_.
Price, 150 denier, A grade, N. Y.. .dolls, per lb._
Clothing
Men's and boys' garments cut:
Suits.thous. of garments..
Separate trousers
thous. of garments
Overcoats - - - - - - thous. of garments
Overalls:
Cut
thous. of dozen garments..
Net shipments, -thous. of dozen garments. .
Unfilled orders,
end of mo
thous of dozen garments

1.15

15,244

+38.8

21, 156
6 622, 523
5, 160

-0.5
+6.6
+5.9

4,053
3,539

4,345
3,902

+7.2
+10.3

6
6

34, 414
34, 654

6 35, 801
6 35, 677

6

34, 477

6 36, 323

+5.4

6 11, C73
6 11, 299

6
6

+7.4
+6.4

6

11, 182

6 12, 320 +10.2

+33.2
+19.1

568, 325
276, 357

+5.2
597, 857
307, 053 +11.1

-28.2
-28.7
-14.9

-48.1 ;
-43.1
-38.3

56, 371
44, 120

52, 600
44, 345

-6.7
+0.5

-49.2

-47.7

128, 535

122, 889

-4.4

0.0

+7.9

10,984

-23.3

6
6

21, 260
21, 134
4, 873

6

6

Hosiery
Production
Net shipments
Stocks, end of month
New orders
Unfilled orders, end of
month

thous.
thous.
thous.
thous.

of dozen pairs
of dozen pairs ..
of dozen pairs
of dozen pairs

thous. of dozen pairs

1

+4.0
+3.0

Knit Underwear
Production
Net shipments
Stocks, end of mo
New orders
Unfilled orders, end
of month

Burlaps and Fibers
Imports:
Burlaps
thous. ot Ibs
Fibers (unmanufactured)
long tons..

.

11, 893
12, 021

Pyroxylin- Coated Textiles
Pyroxylin spread
thous. of Ibs
Shipments billed
thous. of linear yards
Unfilled orders, end mo.thous. of linear yards. _
Fur

Sales by dealers

thous of dollars
Buttons

Fresh- water pearl buttons:
Production _
ratio to capacity
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross..
« Cumulative through Oct. 31.




25
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1939

The cumulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

July

August

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR
DECREASE (— )

1928

September

October

November

October

November

Nov.,
1929,
from
Oct.,
1929

Nov.,
1929,
from
Nov.,
1928

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

1938

1939

Per ct.
increase
(+)
or decrease
(-)
cumulative
1929
from
1928

IRON AND STEEL
Iron
48
Manganese ore, imports
thous. of long tons..
Iron ore:
301
Imports
thous. of long tons
10, 671
Shipments from mines. thous. of long tons..
Receipts:
Lake Erie ports and
7,509
furnaces
- thous. of long tons
3,127
Other ports...
-thous. of long tons .
' 5,808
•Consumption
thous. of long tons
Stocks, end of month:
28, 697
Total
thous. of long tons
24, 245
At furnaces
thous. of long tons..
4,452
On Lake Erie docks thous. of long tons
Pig-iron production:
3,785
Total, United States... thous. of long tons..
746
Merchant furnaces
thous. of long tons..
100
Canada
thous. of long tons
Furnaces in blast, end of month:
216
Furnaces
number
121, 965
Capacity . _.
- long tons per day
Ohio gray-iron foundries:
Meltings19, 508
Actual
long tons
18, 535
Normal
long tons _
105. 3
Ratio to normal
per cent of normal
Stocks, end of month.. per cent of normal..
131
99
Receipts
per cent of normal
Malleable castings:
70, 625
Production
short tons._
73.5
Operating activity
per ct. of capacity..
69, 665
Shipments
short tons
61, 401
New orders
short tons
Wholesale prices:
Foundry, No. 2,
20.26
northern
dolls, per long ton
18.50
Basic (valley furnace) —dolls, per long ton-.
Composite pig iron
dolls, per long ton-18.31

33

13

25

24

26

16

-4.0

+50.0

187

308 +64.7

298
10, 807

247
9,547

270
7,989

269
3, 951

170
8,454

223
4,261

-0.4
-50.5

+20.6
-7.3

2,248
53, 981

2,854 +27.0
65,204 +20.8

7,518
3,284
5,779

6,619
2,710
5,362

6,052
2, 267
5, 366

3,119
1,661
4,701

6,002
2, 580
5,025

3, 598
1,555
4,897

-48.5
-26.7
-12.4

-13.3
+6.8
-4.0

36, 942
16, 455
51, 826

45, 746 +23.8
18, 768 +14.1
59, 569 +14.9

33,831
28, 720
5,111

38, 125
32, 360
5,765

41, 135
34, 770
6,365

41, 500
35, 010
6,490

39, 555
33, 082
6,473

40, 080
33, 626
6,454

+0.9
+0.7
+2.0

+3.5
+4.1
+0.6

3,756
690
113

3,498
635
99

3,588
685
91

3,181
683

3,374
644
93

3,302
648
95

-11.3
-0.3

-3.7
+5.4

34, 468
6,904
6839

39, 448 +14.4
8,039 +16.4
« 921 +9.8

210
119, 130

205
116, 405

203
113, 600

177
98, 450

197
108, 800

194
108, 575

-12.8
-13.3

-8.8
-9.3

18, 670
17, 104
109.1
120
113

20, 081
19, 595
102.5
130
100

23, 855
20, 627
115.6
117
112

17, 196
19, 105
90.0
109
84

20, 112
19, 349
103.9
134
104

17, 249
18, 849
91.6
130
95

-27.9
-7.4
-22.1
-6.8
-25.0

-0.3
+1.4
-1.7
-16.2
-11.6

179, 756
179, 147

231, 224 +28.6
215, 837 +20.5

68,651
70.0
69, 240
61, 982

59, 589
62.0
63, 049
52, 957

65, 305
8
67. 9
58, 749
60, 954

42, 762
44.0
44, 193
35, 985

70, 054
73.4
63, 510
65, 780

63, 560
66.8
58, 346
59, 664

-34.5
-35.2
-24.8
—41 0

-32.7
-34.1
-24.3
-39.7

720, 049

775, 048

695, 866
697, 708

768, 194 +10.4
737, 768 +5.7

20.26
18. 50
19. 18

20.26
18.50
19.00

20.26
18.50
19.03

20.26
18. 50
19.10

18.86
17.10
18.40

19.39
17.50
18.96

0.0
0.0
+0.4

+4.5
+5.7
+0.7

12, 189
15, 092
13, 916
81, 162

11,602
18, 263
16, 936
74, 254

15, 407
23,487
19, 583
66, 509

11, 430
12, 162
10, 652
66, 476

17, 953
22, 621
19, 819
78, 349

16,846
17, 362
13, 252
77, 785

-25.8
-48.2
-45.6
0.0

-32.2
-30.0
-19.6
-14.5

148, 703
150, 281
145, 598

127, 583 -14.2
135, 502 -9.8
123, 145 -15.4

19, 014
28, 757
27, 242
159, 661

20, 766
34, 671
36, 481
145, 716

32, 819
43, 185
35, 715
135, 030

23, 521
24, 382
23, 109
134, 117

30, 098
52, 505
53, 522
145, 051

26, 770
36, 328
28, 502
135, 889

-28.3
-43.5
-35. 3
-0.7

-12.1
-32.9
-18.9
-1.3

327, 239
310, 366
311, 608

256, 259 -21.7
242, 223 -22.0
236, 478 -24.1

10, 365
13, 665
14, 267

9, 545
14, 980
15, 680

12, 299
18. 214
16, 148

8,634
12, 501
12,648

12, 853
23, 062
23, 394

10, 825
19, 219
16, 931

-29.8
-31.4
-21.7

-20.2
-35.0
-25.3

153, 671
148, 457
153, 270

120, 305 -21.7
117, 497 -20.9
120, 758 -21.2

2, 510, 193
2, 025, 153
1, 860, 673

3, 370, 648 +34.3
2, 674, 266 +32.1
2, 782, 110 +49.5

8

8
8
8

8

+7.6

Cast-iron Boilers and Radiators
Round boilers:
8,997
Production
_.
..thous. of Ibs.,
13, 553
Shipments .
thous. of Ihs ._
14, 490
New orders
-thous. of lbs__
84, 027
Stocks end of month
thous of Ibs
.Square boilers:
11, 598
Production
_
thous. of Ibs
22, 927
Shipments
thous. of Ibs
26, 039
New orders thous. of Ibs
169, 044
Stocks end of month
thous. of Ibs
Radiators:
6, 756
Production.. thous. sq. ft. heating surface. .
11, 729
Shipments_-_thous. sq. ft. heating surface-13, 621
New orders ..thous. sq. ft. heating surface. .
Stocks, end of
69. 277
month
thous sq ft heating surface
O as-fired boilers:
Shipments .
.
dollars _. 315, 696
254, 856
Shipments
thous. B. t. u._
248, 993
Produrtion
thous. B. t. u
Flocks end of month
thous. B. t. u
1,115,865

65, 792

59, 794

53, 715

49, 500

63, 082

54, 776

-7.8

-9.6

486, 659
365, 280
235, 877
951,598

549, 424
459, 124
306, 158
885, 625

522, 400
427, 629
317, 234
808, 223

273, 092
241, 285
187, 095
764, 098

351, 367
274, 760
187, 196
596, 143

250, 315
202, 868
233, 073
598, 518

-47.7
-43.6
-41.0
-5.5

+9.1
+18.9
-19.7
+27.7

4, 512
85
116

3,513
69

4,650
91
109

4,267
87
108

-22.1
-18.8

-17.7
-20.7

4,087

4,125

3, 751

3,673

+0.9

+12.3

119,8382
83
49, 917
69, 465

102, 599
71
49, 789
52, 810

87, 952
60
29, 471
58, 481

5 81, 955
557
30, 799
8
51, 156

134, 8183
92
72, 379
61, 804

88, 424
61
41, 295
47, 129

78, 860
54
26, 736
52, 124

8

319, 660
95.3

204, 071
65.8

369, 243
103.5

-43.1
-37. 2

3, 645, 771

3, 705, 461

+1.6

169, 390
63, 174
291, 135
258, 810
478. 038

+5.5 +2.7!
150, 600
174, 028
178, 736
63, 014 +13.5 +13. 8
49, 800
71, 680
354, 925 307, 790 -28.8 -32. 7!
207, 200
344, 614 346, 041 -48.1 -61.2
134, 391
525. 161 565. 739 -17.2 -30. 1!
395. 696
« Cumulative through Oct. 31.

3, 483, 409
3, 471, 205

3, 678, 314
3, 565, 181

+5.6
+2.7

Crude Steel
Steel ingots, production:
4,838
4,927
United States, total
thous. of long tons_.
4,511
95
92
Ratio to capacity
per cent
93
130
Canada
_
_ thous. of long tons. _
120
99
U. S. Steel Corporation:
Unfilled orders,
4,088
end of month
thous of long tons
3,658
3,903
Steel castings:
Production —
8
118, 100 « 118, 458 s 106, 268
Total
short tons
581
Ratio to capacity
per cent
573
81
51, 989 5 50, 548 8 44, 609
Railroad specialties
short tons
8
66, Oil 5 67, 910 5 61, 659
Miscellaneous
short tons
New orders—
8
103, 356 5 98, 697 5 85, 8859
Total
short tons
571
Ratio to capacity
per cent
«69
59
37, 731 6 35, 906 8 33, 463
Railroad specialties
short tons
Miscellaneous . .
short tons.. 8 65, 625 8 62, 791 8 52, 396
Sheets, black, blue, galvanized, and
full finished:
Production323, 905 366, 734 302, 490
Total
.. ... _
net tons98.1
Ratio to capacity
per cent
97.7
109.7
Stocks end of month —
154, 854
143, 323 154, 928
Total
net tons
47, 103
Unsold
.net tons
34, 436
43, 886
344, 676 365, 649 301, 330
Shipments
__net tons__
337, 222 282, 107 274, 568
New orders
__net tons..
Unfilled orders, end of mouth
net tons..
658. 155 570. 613 522. 803
8
Revised.




8

8
5
8

8
8

!

8

84,8318
59
34, 545
49, 773

358, 402
104.8

45, 847

51, 267 +11.8

« 1, 030

61,203 +16.8

-14.1 +25.2
-14.5 +24.6
-0.3 +61.7
+3.2
-24.0

935, 308

1, 236, 302 +32.2

345, 080
590, 228

538, 633 +56.1
697, 569 +18.2

-34.1 +4.9
-33.7 +3.4
-42.9 +19.5
-23.7
-5.3

899, 445

1, 214, 453 +35.0

345, 935
553, 510

560, 720 +62.1
673, 733 +21.7

-36.2
-31.0

26
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1929

The cumulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

July

August

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR
DECREASE (— )

1928

September

November

October

October

November

Nov.,
1929,
from
Oct.,
1929

Nov.,
1929,
from
Nov.,
1928

Per ct,
in- ;
crease

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

or decrease
1928

cumulative
1929
from
1928

1939

IRON AND STEEL— Continued
Crude Steel— Continued
Steel barrels:
Production
Ratio to capacity
Shipments

barrels..
per cent
barrels..

Unfilled orders end of month
barrels
Track work, production
short tons
Iron, steel, and heavy hardware
sales
rel to Jan 1921
Lock washers, shipments
thous. of dolls
Wholesale prices:
Steel billets, Bessemer. .dolls, per long ton..
Iron and steel comp
dolls, per long ton..
Structural steel beams. ..dolls, per 100 lbs._
Composite finished steel. dolls, per 100 lbs._

790, 175 806, 574 5 663, 531 5 629, 976
65.2
552.5
64.2
555.4
782,411 809, 860 5 653, 890 s 638, 681
56, 700 5 564,917 5 56, 212
59, 986
1, 372, 697 1, 205, 659 1,071,150 901, 621
14, 818
12, 902
13, 844
12, 962
223
391

240
320

35.00
36.72
1.95
2.56

35.00
36.57
1.95
2.56

572, 621
50.8
567, 257
61, 576
993, 601
11, 326

656, 021
56.4
661, 009
50, 071
823,872
9,493

563, 647
48.0
568, 353
45, 365
957, 117
8,379

-9.1
-3.2
-11.2
+9.5
+10.2
-12.2

+1.6
+5.8
-0.2
+35. 7|
+3.8
+35. 2 j

6, 846, 672

7, 713, 901 +12.7

6,853,813

7, 697, 366 +12.3

128,584

151, 289 +17.7

2,907

3,531 +21.5

229
298

243
263

159

236
269

210
255

-39.5

-37. 6|

35.00
36.50
1.95
2.54

35.00
36.27
1.90
2.51

35.00
36.041
1.90
2.50

32.80
35.48
1.85
2.52

33.00
35.92
1.90
2.52

0.0
-0.6
0.0
-0.4

+6.1
+0.3
0.0
-0. S\

319, 550 5 350, 350
591
83
5 323, 400 5 358, 050
593
584

227, 150
59
284, 900
74

257, 950
67
319, 550
83

242, 550
63
273, 350
71

-35.2
—35.2
-20.4
-20.4

-6.3
-6.3
+4.2!
+4.2

3, 041, 500

3, 534, 300 ! +16.2

2, 845, 150

3, 314, 850 i +16.5

Fabricated Steel Products
Structural steel, fabricated:
350, 350
New orders (prorated)
short tons
91
Ratio to capacity
per cent
Shipments (ororated)
short tons. _ 304, 150
79
Ratio to capacity
per cent
Steel plate, fabricated, new orders:
48, 968
Total
i
short tons..
62
Ratio to capacity
per cent
14, 963
Oil storage tanks
short tons. _
49, 910
Steel bars, cold finished, shipments. short tons..
Steel boilers, new orders:
2,052
Quantity
number
2,075
Area
thous. of sq. ft. _
Steel furniture:
Business group2,625
Shipments
thous. of dolls
2,560
New orders . _ _ . thous. of dolls..
2,240
Unfilled orders end mo thous of dolls
Shelving867
Shipments
thous of dolls
939
New orders
thous. of dolls
999
Unfilled orders, end mo -thous. of dolls. _
Iron and steel:
270, 532
Exports
long tons
Imports
long tons. . 51, 275
Enameled Ware
Baths:
Shipments
pieces. _
Stocks, end of month
pieces..
New orders
pieces _ _
Unfilled orders, end of month
pieces..
Lavatories:
Shipments
pieces. _
Stocks, end of month
pieces. _
New orders
_
pieces
Sinks:
Shipments
pieces. _
Stocks, end of month
pieces. .
New orders
pieces-.
Miscellaneous sanitary ware:
Shipments
pieces..
Stocks, end of month
pieces..
New orders
,.
pieces. .
Small ware (all except baths) :
Unfilled orders, end of month
pieces..
Enameled sheet-metal ware:
Shipments
dozen pieces

99, 705
162, 694
119, 670
61, 118

365, 750
95
342, 650
89

41, 653
53
15, 189
40, 889

532,099
539
5
8, 786
39, 296

41,287
53
9,033
27,648

53, 983
68
23,960
50, 867

54,418
68
32, 381
46, 902

+28.6
+35.9
+2.8
-29.6

-24.1
-22.1
-72.il
-41.1

492, 369

487, 323

227, 611
464, 863

135, 275 | -40.6
540, 314 +16.2

1,859
1,781

1,910
1,957

1,712
1,871

1,239
1,160

1,803
1,500

1,660
1,460

-27.6
-38.0

-25. 4 1
-20. 5 !

18, 329
16, 377

17,497
-4.5
18, 587 | +13.5

2,483
2,418
2,171

2,334
2,290
2, 055

5 2, 984
5 2, 849
5
2, 059

2,631
2,900
2,345

3,159
3,193
2,095

2,854
2,676
1,917

-11.8
+1.8
+13.9

-7.8
+8.4
+22.3

31, 926
32, 363

31, 039 i
31, 070

890
931
1,041

843
880
1,079

979
928
1,015

860
801
950

954
959
760

916
875
721

-12.2
-13.7
-6.4

-6.1
-8.5
+31.8

8,506
8,772

10,466: +23.0
10, 819 | +23. 3

242, 856
61, 547

222, 408
46, 346

247, 646
49, 502

241, 829
44, 045

256, 870
50, 176

256, 886
50, 038

-2.3
-11.0

-5.9
-12.0

2, 641, 187
547, 976

2, 817, 110 | +6. 7
528, 287 -3. 6

101, 050
152, 349
116, 532
74, 973

77, 374
152, 107
58, 574
55, 984

50, 417
166, 397
46, 374
41, 776

93, 174
147, 656
90, 665
44, 842

68, 783
165, 738
72, 677
45, 561

-23.1
+2.4
-18.4
-12.1

-26.7
+0.4
-26.2
-8.3

1, 057, 927

890, 343^ -15.8

1, 157, 044

909,395
1

1,050, 146

-12.0

1,074,994

-17.4

K

s 65,
s 162,
5 56,
5 47,

530
465
855 i
525

108, 077
223, 657
140, 109

125, 920
192, 213
146, 983

96, 210 5 85, 889
172, 442 5 176, 319
72, 088 s 71, 967 |

114, 051
273, 463
138, 064

120, 018
254, 210
142, 536

103, 097
233, 532
83, 672

44, 762
133, 265
54, 131

48, 554
126, 626
53, 402

214, 996




-2.8
-4.0

-21.4

67, 038
173, 620
56, 969

99, 250
180, 651
91, 575

79, 218
195, 323
81, 693

-21.9
-20.8

-15.4 1, 193, 613
11 1
-30.3 | 1, 300, 985

s 93, 446
s 243, 409
5 78, 600

68, 617
248, 325
62, 806

111, 740
230, 725
110, 396

89, 309
242, 837
92, 490

-26.6
+2.0
-20.1

-23.2
+2.3
-32.1 ;

1, 243, 540

1,089,679! -12.4

1, 351, 636

1,122,973; -16.9

37, 205
119, 359
28, 924

5 38, 630
5 123, 220 1
5 34, 254

29, 657
119, 774
27, 448

46, 129
116,110
43, 889

44, 159
125, 108
37, 852

-23.2
—2 8
-19.9

-32.8
—4 3
-27.5 |

523, 700

428,252 -18.2

533, 785

438,567;! -17.8

259, 787

207, 826

5 174, 176

152, 555

129, 154

130, 873

-12.4

+16.6

290, 532

385, 162

338, 169

371, 292

305, 714

417, 387

328, 875

— 17 7

7 0

3, 869, 422

1,177
12, 268

1,581
14,200

1,484
12, 600 !

1,450
12,254

1,068
8,755

1,505
11, 367

1,125
9,871

— 26. c
-28.6

-5.1
-11.3

15, 261
109, 838

15, 132 ! -0. 8
120,193: +9,4

39, 586
2,768

52, 451
2,902

48, 039
2,262

41,566
2,532

35, 062
1,785 |

42, 315
2, 732

37, 563
2,093

-15.6
-29.5

-6.7
-14.7

506,918
24, 366

489, 37s'
26,945

1,778
1,849
4,282

1,819
1,978
4,115

1,628
1,774
4,052

1,868
1,934 |
3,981

1,533
1, 535 1
3, 976 I

1,708
1, 634
3, 128

2,084
1,494
3,714

-17.9
-20.6
-0.1

-26. 4
+2.7
+7.1

16, 574
15, 771

19,592!' +18.2
19, 078 i +21. 0

231.2
224.9
263.8
167.7

229.3
218.4 i
285.7
156.4

172.8
152. 8
275.9
155.1

5 167. 4 !
5 134. 8
5 334. 6 1
5 157. 1

135. 8
96.7
338. 0 1
160.4

153.4
129.1
280. 3
148.5

108.2
79.6
257.4
154.6

-18.9
-28.3
+1.0
+2.1

+25.5
+21.5
+31.3
+3.8

219.3
182.1
368.7

229.5
150.8
441.1

216.3
176.8 !
480.8 !

245.2
214. 3 i
492. i

128.6
152. 2
445. 4

185. C
254.3
462. e

197.8
264.0
403.9

-47.6
-28.9
-9.6

-35.0
-42.3
+10.3

186
65. 197

199
54. 929

17*
56. 108

107
39. 469

IOC
27. 21S i

116
30. 938

-39.9
-29. 7

-7.8
+27. fi

1.388
459. 47f

1, 637 +17. 9
554. 609i +20.7

Machinery
Water softeners, shipments _ _
units. .
Water systems, shipments
units
Pumps:
Domestic shipmentsPitcher, hand, etc
units..
Power, horizontal type
..units..
Steam, power, and centrifugalNew orders
thous. of dolls
Shipments
_. _ thous. of dolls
Unfilled orders, end mo thous of dolls
Agricultural machinery and equipment:
Shipments —
Total .
rel to 1923-25
Domestic
rel to 1923-25
Foreign
rel to 1923-25
Production
rel. to 1923-25
Foundry equipment:
New orders
rel to 1922-24
Shipments
_ ._
rel. to 1922-24
Unfilled orders, end of mo.-rel. to 1922-24..
Stokers, mechanical, sales:
Quantity.. __ __ _ _
number
Power
horseDOwer..
5
Revised

-1.0

39, 702
51
11, 150
46, 747

4, 112, 579 ! l

+6.3

i

155
45. 68£

-3. 5
+10.6

27
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1939
The cumulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR

1928

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

DECREASE (— )

July

August

Se

beerm~

October

November

October

November

Nov.,
1929,
from
Oct.,
1929

Nov.,
1929,
from

1938

Nov.,
1928

1939

Perct
increase
or decrease
(-)
cumulative
1929
from
1928

IRON AND STEEL— Continued
Machinery— Continued
Machine tools:
New orders
.
rel. to 1922-24_.
Shipments
rel to 1922-24
Unfilled orders, end of mo-.rel. to 1922-24..
Electric hoists:
New orders —
Quantity
_ _ number..
Value
dollars
Shipments
dollars..
Electric overhead cranes:
Shipments
thous. of dolls..
New orders
thous. of dolls..
Unfilled orders, end of mo_ .thous. of dolls. _
Woodworking machinery:
New orders
thous. of dolls..
Shipments
thous. of dolls..
Shipments -_
number of machines
Cancellations
thous. of dolls..
Unfilled orders, end of mo.-thous. of dolls..
Electric industrial trucks and tractors:
Shipments, domesticTractors
number of vehicles
All other types
number of vehicles..
Exports
.
number of vehicles-.
Fire-extinguishing equipments, shipments:
Motor vehicles _
number _
Hand types
number
Patents issued:
Total, all classes
number. _
Agricultural implements
number. .
Internal-combustion engines
number. .

259
278
694

298
277
693

241
257
709

322
315
697

179
251
629

284
221
504

290
242
563

-44.4
-20.3
-9.8

-38.3
+3.7
+11.7

504
249, 447
290, 141

437
264, 888
339, 881

423
230, 543
281, 439

461
231, 372
233, 215

412
214, 661
224, 647

405
209, 594
202, 829

522
258, 867
215, 863

-10.6
-7.2
-3.7

-21.1
-17.1
+4.1

4,770
2, 259, 277
2, 052, 120

5,764 +20.8
2, 874, 266 +27.2
2, 796, 840 +36.3

1,146
1,157
5,118

1,060
1,165
5,193

1,048
701
4,879

4,699

1,322
1,142

1,162
1,405
4,933

806
775
2,165

701
725
2,189

-12.1 +65.8
+23.0 +93.8
+5.0 +125. 4

6,503
7,039

10, 910 +67.8
13, 885 +97.3

1,691
1,767
1,232
18
2,369

1,748
1,974
1,386
25
2,130

1,297
1,555
1,129
15
1,829

1,251
1,568
1,246
47
1,461

1,009
1,186
852
35
1,257

1,585
1,666
1,170
140

2,035

1,295
1,502
985
21
1,838

-19.3
-24.4
-31.6
-25.5
14 0

-22.1
-21.0
-13.5
+66.7
-31.6

15, 601
14, 863
11, 065
388

17,704 +13.5
18, 048 +21.4
12, 732 +15.1
373 -3.9

18
145
5

15
129
10

21
130
7

14
5120
533

9
99
8

5
109
20

9
117
6

-35.7
-17.5
-75.8

0.0
-15.4
+33.3

96
1,089
128

162 +68.7
1,571 +44.3
133 +3.9

131
62, 266

116
63, 806

122
51, 197

8 118
47, 840

131
36, 279

49,128

139

126
41, 954

+11.0
-24.2

+4.0
-13.5

1,215
515, 721

4,054
53
92

3,533
51
55

3,081
51
44

4,462

3,519
43
40

4,323
59
67

3,494
39
63

-21.1 +0.7
-31.7 +10.3
-53.5 -36.5

39, 066
462
586

75, 231
94, 861
145, 376
170, 585
68, 979
27, 524

86, 480
100, 720
149, 199
176, 623
100, 371
45, 168

85, 382
103, 137
155, 448
183, 813
99, 822
45, 171

-8.9
-2.6
-4.9
-2.8
-34.8
—38 2

-11.9
-8.0
-6.5
-7.2
-30.9
-39.1

823, 474
956, 708
1, 479, 944
1, 737, 231
898, 571
511, 552

930, 728
1, 089, 480
1, 673, 654
1, 970, 996
1, 061, 259
455, 498

+13.0
+13.9
+13.1
+13.5
+18.1
-11.0

126, 919
257, 507
.1778

45, 648
241, 732
.1520

52, 153
244, 854
.1578

+43.6 +143. 4
+5.2
+1.1
0.0 +12.7
4,801
4,518

5,018
4,592

+4.5
+1.6

4,300

4,649

+8.1

63
86

1,237 +1.8
574, 720 +11.4
40, 687 +4.1
566 +22.5
609 +3.9

NONFEEEOUS METALS
Copper
Production:
79, 402
82, 575
79, 229
78, 885
Mines
short tons
92, 538
94, 690
97, 405
Smelter
..short tons .
91, 735
Refined (N. and S. America).. .short tons.. 153, 513 148, 648 134, 343 152, 840
World production, blister..
short tons.. 5 174, 507 5 173, 430 5 174, 274 8 175, 540
98,720
Domestic shipments, refined
short tons
96, 970 i 9 8 , 043 105, 729
44, 502
42, 978
33, 876
Exports
short tons
36, 811
Stocks (North and South America), end mo:
94, 751
104, 372
88, 401
97, 729
Refined
short tons..
239, 470
241, 678
253, 519 5 254, 786
Blister
short tons
.1778
.1778
.1778
.1778
Wholesale price electrolytic
dolls per Ib
Wire Cloth
Production..
Shipments
Stocks end of month
New orders
Unfilled orders, end of mo
Make and hold orders, end
of month

thous.
thous.
thous
thous.
thous.

of sq.
of sq.
of sq
ofsq.
ofsq.

ft
ft._
ft
ft__
ft._

thous of sq ft

438
461
1,049
345
405

498
434
978
302
211

373
394
928
333
242

422
417
933
454
257

441
367
973
504
302

466
442
1,068
419
266

423
395
1,092
422
301

+4.5
-12.0
+4.3
+11.0
+17.5

+4.3
-7.1
-10.9
+19.4
+0.3

507

480

435

499

570

459

482

+14.2

+18.3

\

Tin
Deliveries (consumption)
Stocks, end of month:
W^orld. visible supply
United States
Imports
Wholesale price pig tin

long tons

6,865

7,185

8,120

6,515

6,595

6,475

7,145

+1.2

-7.7

71,710

83, 370 +16.3

long tons
long tons
long tons_.
dolls per Ib

23, 789

26, 400

24, 556

25, 580

20, 907

7,712

6,201

.4235

25, 171
2,050
5,818
.4022

-1.6
-24.6
-6.2
-5.0

+14.1
-43.1
-6.5
-20.9

72, 720

84, 137 +15.7

.4901

22, 067
3,603
6,221
.5085

569, 004

579, 472

3,087

.4640

2,858
9,737
.4665

72, 329
54, 441
44, 142

58, 800
55, 290
47, 833

68, 828
53, 285
53, 362

66, 996
50, 938
57, 116

58, 083
47, 620
63, 081

59, 832
50, 259
46, 068

61, 544
50, 260
46, 542

-13.3
-6.5
+10.4

-5.6
-5.3
+35.5

48, 995
39, 813

63, 127
42, 876

45, 084
43, 832

48, 810
44, 622

42, 418
57, 943
.0624

41, 165
53, 209

-13.1
+29.9
7 4

-13.9
+13.6
-0.3

573, 166 +10.6

.0625

49, 246
51,013
.0626

518, 074

.0674

56, 924

53, 316

56, 807

561,813

59, 496

58, 118

58, 021

-3.7

+2.5

593, 905

636, 689

5,373

7,808

7,461
75, 927
54, 623
168, 707

7,588

8,850
89, 545

-2.8
-2.2 I

88, 309
786,422
6 528, 724

93, 965 +6.4
894,999 +13.8
6 553, 380 +4.7

.0629

9,102
91, 538
55, 660
156, 879
.0639

+16.6
+15.3

.0687

10, 514
71, 887
55, 610
152, 746

54, 691
11, 501
43, 190

61, 791 +13.0
14, 027 +22.0
47, 765 +10.6

5,521

2,479

. 4538

2,720

4,598
8,048

Zinc
Reports in operation, end of month number. .
Production _.
__ _ _
short tons
Stocks end of month
short tons
Ore, Joplin district:
Shipments.. __
short tons
Stocks mines end of month short tons
Price, slab, prime western
dolls, per lb_.

.0677

.0680

.0680

+1.8

Lead
Production
short tons
Ore shipments:
Joplin district
short tons
Utah .
. ....
_ short tons
Receipts in U S ore
short tons
Stocks U S and M^exico end mo short tons
Price, pig, desilverized, N. Y
dolls, per lb._

66, 083
54, 865
173, 549

92, 668
54, 365
175, 641

thous. of lbs_.
5,361
-thous. of lbs_.
1,313
thous. of lbs._
4,048
* Revised.

5,433

5,225

3,997

3,888

.0680

.0675

.0689

77, 693
58, 364
167, 023

.0650

84

+7.2

-1.6

Other Metal Products
Babbitt metal, consumption:
Total apparent
Direct by producers...
Sale to consumers




1,435

1,337

5 5, 519
1,512
8 4, 007

5,630 -18. 1
4,522
5,796
1,274 -13.0
1,191
1,316
4, 357] -20.0
4,605
3,206
• Cumulative through Oct. 31.

-19.7
+3.3
-26.4 |

28
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1929
The cumulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR

1938

DECREASE (— )

Nov.,
July

August

September

October

November

October

November

1929,
from
Oct.,
1929

Nov.,
1929,
from
Nov.,
1928

Per ct.
in-

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

crease

(
ort>
de-

crease

(-)

1938

1939

cumulative

1929
1928

from

NONFEREOUS METALS— Continued
Other Metal Products— Continued
Pails and tubs, galvanized:
153, 813
Production
dozens..
105, 454
107, 004
129, 282
131, 792
113, 698
102, 400
Shipments _ _ _ _ _ _
_ . dozens
152, 258
109, 841 108, 461 120, 297
103, 290
135, 197
90, 684,
Other galvanized ware:
Production
dozens..
56, 469
42, 384
33, 553
53, 250
46, 594
45, 117
32, 951
Shipments
dozens. _
54, 596
44, 117
34, 012
54, 860
49, 511 . 30,123
52, 970
Electrical porcelain, shipments:
128, 255
152, 143
Standard
dollars
139, 240
135, 487
97, 631
123, 222
148, 999
Special _
dollars
146, 476
168, 066
171, 668
165, 385
176, 323
5,257
Glazed nail knobs
thous of pieces
4,404
5,350
8,301
2,794
4,146
2,644
Unglazed nail knobs
thous of pieces
3,042
2,250
1,605
2,426
1,968
Tubes
thous of pieces
2,807
3,330
1,729
1,645
3,111
1,870
Laminated phenolic products,
shipments
dollars
1, 365, 690 1, 139, 205
1, 732, 023 1, 915, 381 1, 514, 902 1, 644, 570
Power switching equipment:
New ordersIndoor
dollars
108, 478
120, 494
208, 495
181, 078
175, 077
169, 384
Outdoor
dollars
297, 449
313, 285
520, 058 605, 273 400, 343
503, 226
Outlet boxes and covers, shipments
pieces. _ 2, 587, 786 2, 719, 688 2, 542, 931 2, 850, 984 2, 036, 381 3, 123, 321 3, 071, 288
Vulcanized fiber:
Shipments, total
thous. of dolls __
878
649
585
1,029
883
718
942
Consumption
thous of Ibs
2,971
3,489
3,411
2,731
3,803
Industrial reflectors, sales
units
163, 491
124, 466
156, 243
131, 720
179, 068
157, 473
Power cables, shipments
thous of ft
2,405
2,297
2,384
2,366
2,676
2,411
3,288
Flexible cords:
Shipments
thous of ft
54, 973
63, 726
45, 114
45, 422
51, 840
50, 538
Stocks, end of month
thous. of ft
39, 013
58, 486
43, 214
57, 202
52, 459
55, 980
Welding sets, new orders:
Single operator
units
282
297
218
341
302
296
248
24
Multiple operator _. ._
units
5
7
58
7
9
7
Panel boards and cabinets, shipments
(quarterly).. . _ _
thous. of dolls. _
7 1, 192
8 1, 837
9 1, 357
Nonmetallic conduits, shipments thous. of ft
7,543
7,320
8,804
6~364
6,954
8,015
6,932
Electric furnaces, new orders -- _ _ _ kilowatts .
7,171
4,719
5,114
4,105
7,208
3,218
Manufactured mica:
Shioments.. __ __
thous. of dolls..
302
267
254
263
274
179
274
Unfilled orders, end of mo thous. of dolls
244
326
326
275
235
206
167
Delinquent accounts, electrical trade:
Amount
dollars
162, 564 8 150, 278
146, 166
174, 438
167, 129
172, 495
128, 059
Delinquent firms . ._
number .
5 1, 139
1,392
1,245
1,027
1,152
1,117
1,176
AUTOMOBILES
Production:
United StatesTotal
number of cars..
Passenger cars
number of cars
Taxicabs
number of cars
Trucks
number of cars
CanadaTotal
, number of cars
Passenger cars
number of cars
Trucks _
number of cars. .
Exports (assembled):
From United StatesTotal
_
number of cars. _
Passenger cars
number of cars..
Trucks
number of cars
From CanadaTotal
_ __ number of cars..
Passenger cars
number of cars..
Trucks _ _
number of cars _ _
Shipments (General Motors Co.):
To dealers
numbfir of nars
To users
number of cars
Accessories and parts:
Shipments —
Original equipment rel to Jan., 1925
Replacement parts_._rel. to Jan., 1925..
Accessories
rel. to Jan. ,1925
Service parts
rel. to Jan., 1925
Rim production
thous. of rims..
New passenger-car registrations:
Total..
number of cars..
Highest price group
number of cars..
Second highest group
number of cars..
Third highest group
number of cars__
Lowest price group .
number of cars. _
Miscellaneous
number of cars..

-20.8
-32.9

-22.3
-12.2

1, 682, 702
1, 660, 599

1,511,849
1, 539, 539

-10 2
-7.3

-27.0
39 2

-1.8
-11.4

479, 386
457, 854

508, 098
490, 918

+6.0
+7.2

6 846, 889 6 1, 165, 805 +37.7
6 1, 276, 974 6 1, 6620, 443 +26.9
43, 217 +35.2
6 31, 954
6
23, 492 +32.7
6 17, 705
6
18, 449 +4.0
6 17, 736
6 10, 080, 800 615, 070, 101 +49.5
« 1, 390, 636 6 1, 760, 141 +26.9
6 3, 796, 602 4, 706, 297 +24.0

-28.6

-33.7 31, 010, 436 28, 919, 991

-23.8

+22.7

-30.1

-4.5

6,873

-6.7

9,257 +34.7

61,248,038 6 1, 424, 892 +14.2
25, 116 +14.7
21, 890
e 418, 981

-17.9
0.0

+13.8
-70.8

+54.1

-55.1

-34.7
-18.9

3,575 +40.8
81 +60.9

« 77, 067
56, 023

o 19, 328 +10.0
83, 997 +49.9

-33.0
-31.6

+3.2
-17.2

2,539
207

+35.4;

-55.4

6 474, 861 +13.3

+14.8
+1.1

3,000

-42.8 -15.4
-47.1 -21.9
+86.5 +131. 3
-20.9 +17.2

4, 124, 643
3, 616, 179
502, 787
5,677

-35.1
-20.5
-58.8

-19.9
-12.5
-36.7

232. 957
190, 007
42, 950

257, 800 +10.7
203, 072 +6.9
54, 728 +27.4

46, 893
29, 684
17, 209

-20.4
—33.5
+3.2

-44.9
—53.1
-30.9

477, 991
348, 128
129, 863

514, 982 +7.7
328, 642 -5.6
186, 340 +43.5

9,705
6,696
3,009

8,783
4,906
3,877

-38.7
-37. 5
-40.5

-32.8
-28.2
-38.5

73, 102
51, 462
21, 640

96, 845 +32.5
61, 848 +20.2
34, 997 +61.7

60, 977
90, 871

120, 876
140, 883

47, 587
91,410

-50.1
—34.8

+28.1
-0.6

1, 775, 365
1, 809, 001

160
166
91
147
1,647

81
135
75
113
597

200
184
91
141
2,115

163
149
78
122
1,213

288, 782
11, 561
47, 606
47, 795
181, 450
370

183, 616
7,150
26, 768
33, 292
116, 252
154

500, 392
426, 137
1,054
73, 201

498, 375
441, 942
1,040
55, 393

415, 697
364, 786
865
50, 046

380, Oil
320, 327
868
58, 816

217, 441
169, 309
1,619
46, 513

397, 284
339, 487
659
57, 138

257, 140
216, 754
700
39, 686

17, 481
13, 600
3,861

14, 214
11, 037
3,177

13, 817
10,710
3,107

14, 523
8,975
5,548

9,424
7,137
2,287

18, 536
13, 016
5,520

11, 769
8,154
3,615

55, 545
29, 082
26, 463

42,829
22, 123
20, 706

33, 919
20, 934
12, 985

32, 443
20, 931
11, 512

25, 815
13, 929
11, 886

46, 524
29, 951
16, 573

7,319
4,732
2,587

7,629
4,901
2,728

6,641
4,293
2,348

9,637
5,635
4,002

5,905
3, 522
2,383

189, 428
181, 851

168, 185
173, 884

146, 483
145, 171

122, 104
139,319

205
152
92
178
1,897

193
169
88
170
1,570

186
173
84
147
2,110

432, 609
11,240
64, 768
87, 685
267, 878
1,038

376, 882
12, 326
67, 177
66, 834
230. 023
522

304, 359
11,463
52, 325
52, 424
187, 846
301

-49.4 -50.3
-9.4
-18.7
-3.8
-17.6
-33. 1 -7.4
-63.8 -50.8

23, 143

284, 939 8 211, 736
12, 264
5 7, 947 I
56, 707 8 34, 947 1
62, 698 5 54, 172 1
152, 533 « 113, 801
737
8869

-36.4
-38. 2
-43. 8
-30.3
-35. 9
-58.4

—13.3
-10.0
-23.4
-38.5
+2.2
-82.3

2, 978, 696
121, 222
621, 571
839, 975
1, 383, 673
12, 255

» 46, 788
8 1, 718
1,617

-10.8

-2.4

-6.9

-8.1

456, 662
e 14, 313
13, 349

-0.3

3,533

5, 235, 316
4, 494, 813
724, 424
16, 079

+28.9
+24.3

+44.1
+183. 2

1, 859, 045
1, 812, 150

22, 022

3,741,449
121, 151
587, 851
773,823
2, 253, 447
5,213 !

+4.7
+0.2

-4.8
+25.6

-0.1
-5.4
-7.9

+62.9

-57.5

FUELS
Coal and Coke
Bituminous:
Production —
43, 889
51, 235
United States
thous. of short tons__
40, 635
44, 515
1,290
1,344
Canada
thous. of short tons
1,379
1,560
1,735
Exports _ .
thous. of long tons
1,441
1,631
1,596
Consumption—
352
339
By vessels
thous. of long tons
347
343
By electric power
3,603
plants
thous. of short tons..
3,929
8 4, 059
8 3, 903
7.155
7.500
Bv railroads
thous. of short tons _
8.444
7.580
5
6
Revised.
Cumulative through Oct. 31.
7 Quarter ending June 30, 1929.




|
45, 677

51, 176
1 739
1,497

1,486
333

332

334

-2.9

3,791

3,82f
8.432

8 3, 738
8,084

-6.6

8

1

Quarter ending Sept. 30, 1929.

479, 158 ! +4.9
6 14, 220 -0.6
14, 657 +9.8
3,561

+0.8

o7,480
40,908 +9.1
6
8 76. 747
77. 825 +1.4
» Quarter ending Sept. 30,1928.

+1.4

29
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1939
The cumulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

July

August

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR
DECREASE (— )

1938

September

October

November

October

November

Nov.,
1929,
from
Oct.,
1929

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
PROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

Per ct.
increase
or decrease

Nov.,
1929,
from 1
Nov., I
1928

1938

cumulative
1929
from
1928

1939

FUELS— Continued
Coal and Coke— Continued
Bituminous— Continued.
By coke plants—
United States
thous. of short tons..
Canada
thous. of short tons
PricesMine aver, (spot) .dolls, per short ton..
Wholesale, comp. .dolls, per short ton..
Retail, composite. dolls, per short ton-Anthracite:
Production
thous. of short tons
Exports
..thous. of long tons
PricesWholesale comp dolls per long ton
Retail composite dolls per short ton
Coke:
Production, U. S.—
Beehive. .
thous. of short tons
By-product
thous. of short tons
Production, Canada.. thous. of short tons..
Exports
thous. of long tons
Price, furnace,
Connellsville
dolls per short ton

6,726
294

6,595

1.87
3.959
9.00

1.83
4.020
8.96

81.85
4.008
9.07

-1.6
-0.1
+0.2

8,332
396

6,042
267

8,400
405

s 7, 322
305

-27.5
-32. 6

-17.5
-12.7

12.924
14.87

12. 999
14.98

12. 999
14.98

13.040
14.98

13.040
15.06

0.0
0.0

-0.3
-0.5

562
4,643
227
86

504
4,413
220
98

470
4,610
233
126

413
4,305

«416
4,133
205
121

-12.1
-6.6

-0.7
+4.2

98

421
4,219
210
100

-22.2

-19.0

2.76

2.70

2.70

2.69

2.91

2.87

-0.4

-6.3

-11.3

+2.7

e 73, 057 +16.5
6 3, 092 +17.4

+1.1
-1.2
-0.8

7,588
317

7,571
315

7,153
310

7,389
324

1.67
3.906
8.62

1.77
3.913
8.69

1.83
3.930
8.87

1.90
3.961
8.98

4,993
203

5,954
222

6,792
323

12. 754
14.63

12.848
14.67

600
4,614
225
84

2.80

e 62, 712
« 2, 633

284

69,234
2,721

68, 982
2,729

-0.4
+0.8

3,978
43, 453
1, 890
883

5,669
49, 279
e 2, 228
994

+42.5
+13.4
+17.9
+12.6

821, 971

925, 264

+12.6

72, 960
833, 775

73, 028
907, 045

+0.1
+8.8

11, 456

14,549

+27.0

6

Petroleum
Crude petroleum:
Production
thous. of bbls..
91, 327
92, 288
Stocks at end of monthTotal (comparable)
thous. of bbls.- 383, 343 386, 677
Tank farms and pipe
lines
thous of bbls
335, 232
339, 679
Refineries
thous. of bbls..
48, 111
46, 998
California—
34,430
Light
thous. of bbls_37, 685
Heavy
thous of bbls
105, 646
108, 362
6,122
5,800
Imports
thous. of bbls..
Consumption (run to stills) . -thous. of bbls.. 85, 919
86, 733
Refinery operations
per ct. of capacity-81
81
Price, Kansas- Oklahoma
dolls, per bbl_.
1.300
1,300
Oil wells completed
number
1,420
1,671
MexicoProduction
..thous. of bbls _3,906
4,091
Exports
.thous. of bbls
2,483
2, 511
VenezuelaProduction.
thous. of bbls..
11, 394
10, 793
Exports
thous of bbls
10, 731
10, 897
Gasoline:
Production37,855
Raw (at refineries)
thous. of bbls..
38, 510
4,507
Natural gas (at plants) . .thous. of bbls.. 4,417
5,491
5,925
Exports.thous. of bbls..
36,860
Consumption
thous. of bbls_.
37, 759
Stocks, end of monthRaw (at refineries)
thous of bbls
37, 880
33, 788
1, 156
Natural gas (at plants) ..thous. of bbls..
893
Prices—
Wholesale, New York. ..dolls, per gal..
.190
.188
Retail, wagon, 50 cities. .dolls, per gal..
.158
.157
Retail distribution, 41 States.thous. of gals.. 1, 025, 173 1, 101, 808
Kerosene:
Production
thous. of bbls__
4,406
5,111
2,034
Exports
-thous. of bbls
1,281
Consumption
thous. of bbls__
2,684
3,189
Stocks at refineries, end mo.thous. of bbls..
8,797
8,689
.069
Price, 150° water white.
dolls, per gal..
!068
Gas and fuel oils:
Production
thous of bbls
37, 980
39, Oil
C onsumption—
By vessels
thous. of bbls..
4,734
4,593
794
By electric pow. plants.thous. of bbls..
701
By railroads
thous of bbls
4,477
4,326
.695
Price Okla 24-26 refineries dolls per bbl
744
Lubricating oil:
Production
thous of bbls
2,936
3,143
Consumption
thous. of bbls.,
2,167
2,268
7,524
Stocks at refineries, end mo.thous. of bbis_.
7,478
Price cylinder oil
dolls per gal
.388
.238
Asphalt:
Production
thous. of short tons
379
386
247
Stocks, end of month.thous. of short tons..
243
Imports
thous. of short tons.3
«20
Coke:
Production
thous. of short tons158
169
564
608
Stocks, end of month.. thous. of short tons..
Wax:
Production
thous. of lbs_.
46, 171
53, 377
Stocks end of mo
thous of Ibs
191, 298
190, 878
8Reirised.




87, 269

88, 104

78, 161

79, 751

8 76, 123

386, 662

384, 502

380, 393

367, 949

8 367, 622

-1.1

+3.5

341, 557
45, 105

339, 639
44, 863

336, 158
44, 235

328, 143
39, 806

8 326, 855
8 40, 767

-1.0
-1.4

+2.8
+8.7

40,433
110,010
6,953
84, 099
80
1.300
1,440

42, 041
111,076
5,766
88, 390
79
1.300
1,535

41, 571
110, 718
4,535
81, 061
75
1.300
1,404

16, 684
97, 025
6,703
79, 663
82
1.210
1,206

8 16, 524
8 97, 439
6,908
8 77, 149
81
1.210
8 1, 187

-1.1
-0.3
-21.3
-8.3
-5.1
0.0
-8.5

+151.6
+13.6
-34.4
+5.1
-7.4
+7.4
+18.3

3,904
2,731

3,724
2,199

10,520
9,283

11, 291
9,660

3,986
2,586

6 84, 538
680,947

11, 338
10, 146

11,591
10, 717

37, 152
4,574
4,233
34, 193

39, 663
4,912
5,896
32, 816

37, 350
4,505
3,938
31, 502

34, 415
3,931
3,919
30, 696

833,065
e 3, 769
4,610
8 25, 941

33, 222
661

35, 042
490

37, 780
514

26, 435
402

6 29, 185
8405

+7.8
+4.9

+29.5
+26.9

.166
.160
982, 595

.165
.158
964, 087

.165

.180
.163
893, 735

.180
.160
805, 020

0.0

8.3

4,667
1,101
3,387
8,864
.070

5,379
2,237
3,136
8,865
.072

4,829
1,302
3,040
9,366
.073

5,145
1,749
3,405
8,633
.082

8 4, 935
2,087
8 2, 591
8 8, 886
.080

37, 468

38, 974

36, 134

37, 029

s 35, 871

4,424
8820
4,375
.775

4,540
8 1, 079
4,961
.838

4,110
1,181

.863

4,558
619
4,877
.650

4,235
632
4,490
.650

2,852
2, 054
7,589
.369

2,885
1,378
8,021
.365

2,555
1,858
8,117
.335

2,979
2,122
7,830
.240

2,748
8 1, 763
7,921
.246

356
227

247
234
7

320
210

244
228

817

161
649

172
672

155
688

125
404

44, 513
183, 714

56, 377
189, 094

50, 775
185, 559

6 113, 147 -33.8
e 101, 443 +25.3

365
231

-5.8 +13.0
-8.3 +19.5
-33.2 -14.6
-4.0 +21.4

397, 107
47, 815
53, 774
345, 302

+15.8
+23.9
+10.1
+14.4

8, 206, 714 6 8, 877, 065

+8.2

343, Oil
38, 597
48, 821
301, 913

6

52, 306
18, 140 -12.0
33, 790 +3.0

-10.2 -2.1
-41.8 —37.6
-3.1 +17.3
+5.7 +5.4n
o
+1.4

54, 585
20, 623
32, 800

+0.7

389, 744

-9.5 -3.0
+9.5 +86.9

47, 038
6,312

48, 178 +2.4
8,980 +42.3

-7.0
-11.4
+34.8 +5.4
+1.2 +2.5
-8.2 +36.2

31, 666
21, 438

31, 594
21, 838

-0.2
+1.9

-30.6 +1.2
+3.1 +2.6
-58.8 -41.7

3,128

3,282

+4.9

108

106

-9.9
+2.4

+18.3
+64.2

1,293

-9.9
-1.9
6Climulative through 0(;t. 31.

-10.4
+78.5

575, 459

54, 546
92, 814

131
419
56,665
« 103, 949

-7.3

+3.0

411, 633

+5.6

+32.8

-1.9

1,636 +2.65

580, 970

+1.0

30
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1929
The cumulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR

1928

DECREASE (-)

July

September

August

November

October

October

November

Nov.,
1929,
from
Oct.,
1929

Nov.,
1929,
from
Nov.,
1928

Perct.
increase
( }
or t
decrease
(-)
cumulative
1929
from
1928

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

1928

1929

RUBBER
Crude Rubber

71, 562
70, 532
77, 997
World shipments, plantation
long tons
34, 814
44, 338
37, 851
Imports (including latex)
long tons
52, 249
39, 981
45, 459
Consumption by tire mfrs .
thous of Ibs
Consumption (quarterly) :
s 8104, 646
' 128, 149
Total
_ _ _
long tons
7 111,068
87, 060
For tires
long tons
World stocks, end of month:
255, 247 5 259, 764 s 270, 784
World total
long tons
84, 362
95, 536
90, 769
United States
long tons
5 54, 417
37, 168
44, 976
Europe
long tons
39, 191
36, 802
37, 753
Producing countries
long tons
83,412
94, 252
87, 217
Afloat
long tons
Stocks, end of quarter:
8
7 95, 519
82, 507
Total
long tons
8
51 979
7 70, 598
Manufactures
long tons
8
• 7 24, 921
30, 530
Dealers
long tons
7 42, 719
8 47, 413
Afloat
-_ - _
long tons
Wholesale price, smoked sheets,
.202
New York
dolls, per pound-.213
.206

73, 853
38, 454
41, 775

9

108, 167
93, 173

277, 865
88, 483
64, 585
37, 902
86, 895

92, 219
33, 142

222, 795
61, 957
22, 328
29, 110
109, 400

. 166

.187

+19.9

6 462, 792
393, 137
6 510, 000

6 720, 358 +55.7
520,384 +32.4
8
541, 081 +6.1

-3.3
-6.6

1° 298, 660
10
255, 367

10 351, 075 +17.6
10 300, 219 +17.6

+4.2

+48.8

-12.6

+13.9

i

— 13.6 +20.0
—4 5
26 4
+22. 5 +113.5
+11.0 +17. 6

9 68, 729
9
54, 428
9
14, 301
9 43, 492

i

. 196

177, 776
66, 421
27, 966
15, 489
67,900

+14.2
-18.3
-21.6

91,860
36, 624
48, 819

9

.182

-15.3

1

-8.8

i

i

Tires and Tubes
Pneumatic tires:
Production _ _ __
Stocks end of month
ShipmentsDomestic
Export.
.
Inner tubes:
Production.
Stocks, end of month
Shipments—
Domestic
Export
Solid and cushion:
Production
Stocks, end of month
ShipmentsDomestic
Exports
-

43, 748
44, 072
58, 302

43, 901

-3.4

. _ thousands
thousands

4,856
11, 872

4,354
10, 669

5 3, 568
5 9, 656

.53,689
8 9, 633

2,654
9, 670

5,495
8,640

4,556
9,434

-28.1
+0.4

-41.7
+2.5

54, 335

52, 486

thousands
thousands

5,891
168

5,884
217

s 4, 499
M68

5 3, 720
199

2, 471
173

4,096
191

3, 539
209

-3.6
-3.1

-30.2
-17.2

50. 580
1,780

i
53, 455' +5.7
2, 198 +23.5

thousands
thousands

4,634
12, 249

4,385
10, 618

6 4, 152
s 10, 068

s 3, 982
« 10, 242!

2, 828
10, 302

5,197
11, 464

4,198
11, 820

-29.0
+0.6

-32.6
-12.8

56, 287

52, 251

thousands
thousands

5,993
91

6,137
109

5 4, 687
«125

«3,751
5 122

2,675
109

4,138
108

3,618
133

-28.7
-10.7

-26.1
-18.0

53, 108
1,137

52, 699 -0.8
1, 407 +23.7

thousands
thousands

39
129

32
118

528

S22 1
5911

28
113

47
153

36
151

+27.3
+24.2

-22.2
-25.2

482

366

5 111

thousands
thousands

39
2

40

534

«23
2

23
2

43
3

34
3

0.0
0.0

-32.4
-33.3

450
40

376! -16.4
26 -35.0

.

3

2

Other Rubber Products

-7.2

-24.1

1

Reclaimed rubber (quarterly) :
Production
_ _
long tons
Stocks, end of quarter
long tons
Scrap rubber (quarterly) :
Stocks at reclaimers
long tons
Consumption by reclaimers
long tons
Rubber-proofed fabrics, production:
Total
thous of yds
Auto fabrics
thous. of yds._
All other
thous. of yds
Raincoat fabrics
thous. of yds..
Rubber heels:
Production
thous of pairs
Shipments—To shoe manufacturers- thous. of pairs. .
To repair trade
thous of pairs
For export
thous of pairs
Stocks end of month
thous of pairs
Rubber soles:
Production
thous of pairs
Shipments—
To shoe manufacturers.thous. of pairs. .
To repair trade
thous of pairs
For export
thous. of pairs..
Stocks end of month
thous of pairs
Mechanical rubber goods:
ShipmentsTotal
thous of dolls
Belting
thous of dolls
Hose
thous of dolls
All other
thous of dolls
Rubber bands shipments
thous of Ibs
Rubber flooring, shipments
thous. of sq. ft..
Calendered rubber clothing:
Production
no coats and sundries
Net orders
no coats and sundries

7 57, 760
7 16, 446

8 53, 977
8 18, 805

» 52, 823
8 14, 963

-6.5
+14.3

+2.2
+25.7

1° 155, 044

1° 165, 289

7 61, 429
7 74, 292

8 78, 942
8 75, 123

» 61, 016
9 66, 298

+28.5
+1-1

+29.4
+13.3

10 195, 754

10 220, 416( +12.6

-23.0

6 34, 948
8,524
6 8, 924
e 18, 201

6 44, 045'
10, 385
6 13, 175
e 21, 025

+26.0
+21.8
+47.6
+15.5

200, 673

6 199, 482

-0.6

+6.6

5,914
609
1,296
4,009

4,173
701
1,025
2,447

22, 386

21, 932

18, 686

6

13, 645
7,859
1,054
42, 958

13, 746
7,994
920
42, 109

9,813
9,580
1,262
50, 111

8,602
7,921
1,317
48, 691

6 101, 105
6 80, 624
6 8, 979

2,948

2,841

3,502

2,297

2,649

6 32, 225

6

2,548
517
78
3,319

2,185
693
47
3,241

2,691
647
90
3,443

1,655
958
328
5,212

1,906
885
63
4,723

6 18, 842
6 9, 300
6 2, 246

6 622, 222 +17.9
6, 121 -34.2
6
571 -34.6

6,306
1,645
2,355
2,305
192
566

6,792
1,940
2,196
2,656
196
598

5,906
1,490
1,964
2,452
189
630

5,887
1,477
2,135
2,274
216
543

5,837
1,387
2,026
2,424
216
559

5,201
1,203
1,811
2,186
201
566

6 58, 632
6 14,477
6 21, 799
6
22, 376
6 1, 935
6,385

6 65, 087
615,895
6 24, 083
6 25, 118
6 2, 163
6,161

89,871
60, 921

96,281
37, 906

93,444
49, 940

99, 588
76, 194

106, 005
75, 482

93, 080
45, 876

49, 910
5,636
24, 259
9,361
6,849

47, 956
4,900
28, 137
7,692
4,405

4,260
1,188
1.208
1,864

5,085
1,349
1,317
2,419

5,507
1,120
1,324
3.063

6,116
778
1,720
3,618

19, 315

23, 095

21, 702

13, 785
6,337
794
44, 243

14, 942
8,025
1,098
43, 960

1,295
1,272
163
70
2,895

540

517

-30.6

-4.8

-8.7

* 1, 018, 344
6 709, 038

6 6123, 821 +22.5
74, 052 -8.2
6 10, 628 +18.4

6
6

28, 096' -12.8

+11.0
+9.8
+10.5
+12.3
+11.8
-3.5

854, 308 -16.1
599, 557 -15.4

RIDES AND LEATHER
Hides
Imports:
Total hides and skins.
Calfskins
Cattle hides
Goatskins
Sheepskins
8 Revised.
« Cumulative




thous.
thous
thous.
thous.
thous.

of Ibs.of Ibs
of lbs_.
of lbs._
oflbs..

through Oct. 31.

51, 903
3,178
29, 132
8,893
7,336
* Quarter ending
s Quarter ending

48, 489
4,886
28, 264
6,434
5,091

50, 958
3,542
28, 227
9,838
5,032

June 30,1929.
Sept. 30, 1929.

35, 982
4,310
17, 883
7,993
3,785

475, 522
+5.1 +106.1
24, 720
41, 041
2,690 -27. 5 +31. 7
-O.l! +179.4
262, 363
10, 103
84, 228
5,773 +52. 9 +70. 4
-1.2
+11.4
59, 149
4,517
» Quarter ending Sept. 30, 1928.
10 Cumulative through Sept. 30.

473, 528 -0.4
43, 197 +5.2
239, 567 -8.7
93, 798 +11.4
61, 981 +4.8

31
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued

The curnulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR
DECREASE (— )

1928

1929

Nov.,
August

July

Septem- October
ber

November

October

November

1929,

from
Oct.,
1929

Nov.,
1929,
from
Nov.,
1928

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

1929

1928

Perct.
increase
(+)
or decrease
(-)
cumulative
1929
from
1928

HIDES AND LEATHER-Continued
Hides— Continued
Stocks, end of month:
Total hides and skins
thous. of Ibs
Cattle hides
thous of Ibs
Calf and kip skins
. thous. of Ibs
Sheep and lamb skins
thous of Ibs
Prices:
Green salted, packers' heavy
native steers
dolls, per Ib
Calfskins, country, No. 1
dolls, per lb._
Inspected slaughter of livestock:
United StatesCattle .
_thous. of animals
Calves
thous . of animals _ _
Swine _
thous. of animals
Sheep
thous of animals
CanadaCattle and calves thous. of animals..
Swine
thous. of animals
Sheep
thous. of animals..

248, 549
194, 453
30, 951
23, 145

253, 415
202, 564
28, 141
22, 710

253, 680
203, 304
27, 071
23, 305

259, 050
208, 910
27, 596
22, 544

.181
.199

.188
.198

.196
.204

.186
.197

706
363
3,597
1,255

726
388
3,130
1,298

753
365
3,104
1,317

105
159
55

99
160
77

1,176
23, 965
80, 641
68, 538
832
.51

253, 921
209, 902
23, 118
20, 901

259, 330
215, 668
22, 946
20, 716

.164
.179

.219
.246

.223
.242

-11.8
-9.1

-26. 5
-26. 0

839
398
3,857
1,365

731
358
4,499
1,159

801
405
3,713
1,409

762
378
4,455
1,189

-12.9
-10.1
+16.6
-15.1

-4.1
-5.3
+1.0
-2.5

98
142
93

120
207
178

114
234
•135

111
200
142

106
232
135

-5.0
+13.0
-24.2

+7.5
+0.9
0.0

1,300
25, 323

1,178
23, 291

5 1, 302
25, 665

1,242

1,447
25, 711

1, 264
23, 184

-10.6

-1.7

80, 587
66, 276
782
.52

81, 574
61, 974
539
.54

82, 679
60, 044
583
.55

83, 388
75, 188
825
.63

80, 931
77, 363
1,063
.59

+2.9
0.0

-43.6
-6.8

,

-1.7
-3.4
-1.3
+4.8
1,046 +0.2
2,130
-7.8
676 +14.8

7,665
7,800
4,192
4,339
43, 932 i 4 3 , 363
13, 032
12,434
1,044
2,309
589

Leather
Sole and belting leather:
ProductionSole only, .thous. of backs, bends, sides. .
Sole and belting
thous of Ibs
Stocks, end of month —
In process of tanning
thous. of lbs__
Finished.
_ _ thous. o f Ibs
Exports
thous. of sq. ft—
Price oak, scoured backs
dolls, per Ib
Upper leather:
Production _ _ _
.thous. of sq. ft
Stocks, end of month—
In process of tanning thous. of sq. ft
Finished
thous. of sq. ft..
Exports
thous of Ibs
Chrome calf, "B" grades. .dolls, per sq. f t _ _
Leather Products
Shoes:
Production
thous . of pairs
Exports
thous. of pairs..
Wholesale prices —
Men's black calf
blucher, Boston
dolls, per pair..
Men's dress welt, tan
calf oxford, St. Louis -dolls, per pair..
Women's black kid, dress
welt, lace, oxford
dolls, per pair
Oloves cut
dozen pairs

600
.55

6

14, 924
246, 613

71, 323

82, 954

70, 054

80, 473

72, 092

62, 619

141, 207
230, 871
9, 287
.49

147, 678
216, 406
7,736
.49

147, 478
209, 520
8,264
.49

147, 328
217, 384
9,007
.49

8,378
.48

143, 2G5
251, 350
11,174
.55

138, 803
253, 470
10, 268
.49

-7.0
-2.0

-18.4
-2.0

124, 529

30, 223
320

36, 445
291

34, 831
321

37, 031
426

342

33, 393
340

26, 443
403

-19.8

-15.1

6 296, 000
3,976

6

e 684, 906

6

-10.9
-4.4
+0.4

695, 544

+1.6

104, 522

9,409

13, 297
235, 856

9,442

6

-16.1

311, 043
3,987

+5.1
+0.3

6.75

6.75

6.75

6.75

6.75

6.75

6.75

0.0

0.0

4.85

4.85

4.85

4.85

4.85

5.00

4.85

0.0

0.0

4.25
255,711

4.25
292, 545

4.25
285, 094

4.25
318, 041

4.25
284, 929

4.25
236, 907

4.25
223, 500

0.0
-10.4

0.0
+27.5

111,878
145, 432
137, 982
24, 731

102, 202
133, 514
106, 669
20, 666

122,923
145,432
88, 762
27, 020

21, 223

131, 558
146, 383
118, 182
23, 884

145, 120
141, 775
118,548
19, 627

237, 762
235, 310
37, 354
142, 502
2.60

218, 980
219, 842
35, 796
134, 533
2.60

245, 072
244, 992
25, 916
145, 878
2.60

144, 178
2.60

228, 434
231, 800
40, 032
149, 112
2.53

222, 934
221, 262
40, 242
126, 790
2.53

-1.2
0.0

120, 868
77
225, 873
172, 239

108, 155
80
227, 665
193, 045

122, 009
81
251, 914
207, 218

122, 415
81
217, 290
189, 240

123, 646
90
223, 645
207, 056

-8.0

1, 293, 663

1, 273, 981

252, 046
205, 814

+0.1
-0.7

+12.7
-0.6

2, 173, 498
1, 941, 270

2, 496, 564
2, 088, 015

118, 789
224, 254
209, 901

107, 495
226, 623
196, 123

122, 040
252, 591
221, 010

116, 725
253, 219
221, 078

121, 729
222, 430
200, 362

122, 761
233, 924
201, 416

-4.4
+0.2
+0.5

-4.9
+8.2
+9.8

1, 276, 120
2, 184, 777
1, 947, 203

1, 287, 252
2, 400, 982
2, 180, 326

217, 638

201, 250

232, 441

229, 142

214, 228

196, 187

-1.4

+16.8

1, 993, 425

2, 290, 464

-1.5
+3.4
+7.6
+0.9
+10.0
+12.0
+14.9

25, 656
29, 785
205, 532
44,676
3.25

26, 490
30, 742
190, 331
52, 535
3.25

26, 573
30,064
188, 570
51,864
3.25

23, 549
28, 891
198, 550
61, 525
3.25

36, 380
37, 018
188, 980
45,289
3.25

34, 691
26, 254
187, 223
53, 674
3.25

-11.4
-3.9
+5.3
+18.6
0.0

-32.1
+10.0
+6.1
+14.6
0.0

819
177

739
57

807
134

873
235

933
160

765
104

7,694
1,599

7,855
1,566

+2.1
-2.1

12, 839
13, 631
54.054

12, 977
12, 226
56.428

13, 834
14, 147
75. 622

12, 108
12, 785
66.464

13,958
14, 605
67. 957

12, 730
13, 080
59. 429

2, 372, 570

2, 922, 890 +23.2

PAPER AND PRINTING
Wood Pulp
Mechanical:
Production
_
short tons
122, 946
Consumption and shipments short tons
136, 695
Stocks, end of month
short tons
171, 535
Imports
_
short tons
18, 724
Chemical:
Production
short tons
221, 388
Consumption and shipments.. .short tons.. 220, 714
Stocks, end of month
short tons
35, 940
Imports
short tons- 161, 185
Price, sulphite
dolls, per 100 Ibs
2.60
Newsprint Paper
Production:
United States, total
short tons.. 111, 578
Ratio to capacity
per cent..
81
Canada
short tons
229, 045
Consumption by publishers
short tons
173, 375
.Shipments:
United States
. _ short tons
112, 616
Canada
. .
short tons
227, 502
Imports
short tons
210, 497
Exports:
Canada
short tons
199, 692
Stocks, end of month:
At millsUnited States
short tons._
23, 603
Canada
short tons—
28,993
At publishers
short tons.. 191, 647
In transit to publishers
short tons..
44, 781
Price, roll, f. o. b. mill
dolls, per 100 Ibs..
3.25
* Printing
Book publication:
American manufacture.
. .no. of titles
501
Imported
no of titles
131
Sales books:
New orders
.
thous. of books
11, 476
Shipments
thous. of books
13, 737
Blank forms, new orders
thous. of sets..
57. 225
• Revised*




113, 729

« 1, 325, 014 « 1, 354, 864
e 1, 366, 136 61,395,606

-21.5

+8.1

+2.3
+2.2

237, 277

+6.1
+7.2
+6.6

223, 708

• 2, 151, 628 « 2, 306, 292
e 2, 161, 302 62,304,006

-6.8

+13.7
+2.8

+8.2 +14.1
-T75.4 +126. 0
-12.5
-9.6
-12.1

• Cumulative through Oct. 31.

-4.9
-2.3

-4-11.8

1, 313, 883

137, 681
135, 486
A47.81A

1,482,538 +12.8

137, 972 +0.2
139, 866 +3.2
R71 897 4-9.9. fi

32
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1939

The cumulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

July

Septem- October
ber

August

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR
DECREASE (— )

1938

November

October

November

Nov.,
1929,
from
Oct.,
1929

Per ct.
increase

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

Nov.,
1929,
from
Nov.,
1928

1928

(
or1?
decrease
(-)
cumulative
1929
from
1928

1929

PAPER AND PRINTING-Continued
Box Board
Operation
thous. of inch hours
Operation
per ct. of capacity..
Production
-. short tons
New orders
- .short tons
Shipments
short tons..
Stocks, end of month
short tons_.
Stocks of waste paper, end of month:
On hand
.
.short tons .
In transit and unshipped purchases, .tons..
Consumption of waste paper

short tons..

9,045
79.2
236, 377
240, 617
235, 863
63, 333

9, 601
81.2
262, 307
257, 318
263, 140
61, 853

8,553
81.2
235, 962
247, 329
240, 349
58, 709

9,496
80.1
264, 631
264, 338
268, 494
59, 244

8,482
772
237, 508
211,328
235, 717
60, 689

9,430
82.8
244, 894
241, 491
246, 233
43, 627

8,843
83.9
240, 124
248, 447
236, 328
47,693

-10.7 -4.1
-3.6
80
-10.0 -1.1
-20.1 -14.9
-12.2 -0.3
+2.4 +27.2

2, 477, 079
2, 499, 299

2, 726, 232 +10.1
2, 678, 497 +7.2

175, 306
64, 359
88, 275
215, 537

171, 360
174, 884
61, 571
89, 510
82, 969
87, 304
256, 815 5 230, 636

185, 169
73, 135
85, 600
254, 166

193, 243
52, 851
67, 304
229, 398

127, 989
73, 235
81, 022
240, 930

136, 100
49, 982
93, 203
222, 693

+4.4
-27.7
-21.4
-9.7

+42.0
+5.7

2, 472, 378

2, 720, 792 +10.0

2, 315, 895

2, 598, 740 +12.2

1,882

-29.8

-,,3

93, 905

—27. 8
+3.0

+6.8

100,303

Other Paper
Binder's board, production
short tons
Book paper:
Production
short tons..
Ratio to capacity
__per cent-Shipments
short tons..
Stocks, end of month
short tons..
New ordersCoated p. ct. of normal production. .
Uncoated.p. ct. of normal production..
Unfilled orders, end of monthCoated p. ct. of normal production..
Uncoated.p. ct. of normal production. _
Wrapping paper:
Production
short tons..
Ratio to capacity
.per cent-Shipments
..short tons..
Stocks, end of month
short tons..
Fine paper:
Production
short tons..
Ratio to capacity
__per cent..
Shipments
short tons..
Stocks, end of month
short tons..
All other grades:
Production
short tons..
Shipments
short tons..
Stocks, end of month
..short tons..
Total paper (inc. newsprint and box board):
Production
short tons..
Ratio to capacity
per cent..
Shipments
short tons..
Stocks, end of month
short tons..
Abrasive paper and cloth:
Domestic sales
reams
Foreign sales
reams..
Rope paper sacks, shipments ...rel. to 1921-22..

2,828

3,443

2,903

2,682

130, 768
91
130, 245
74, 998

138, 614
93
136, 951
77, 248

135, 842
103
135, 434
78, 020

154, 860
104
138, 290
79, 580

82
81

85
77

87
86

89
92

10
9

9
8

10
8

11
8

2,644

2,196

132, 633
87
133, 429
81, 579

126, 001
90
124, 615
82, 395

82
84

83
86

84
80

-7.9
-8.7

-2.4
+5.0

8
7

10
8

10
7

-27.3
-12.5

-20.0
0.0

-3.1

31,915

32, 946
6

1, 258, 712 e 1, 356, 546

6

1, 250, 348 e 1, 345, 820;

j
6

940, 949

6

901, 586

922, 814

6

907, 687

84. 093
79
85, 755
86, 233

91, 849
83
90, 655
87, 104

83, 356
84
83,939
86, 518

89, 77
80
93, 620
82, 588

96, 907
85
94, 900
93, 416

91, 249
87
91, 286
93, 203

37,624
85
36, 608
47, 583

38, 944
84
39, 644
46,840

36, 166
88
34, 936
48, 058

41, 830
91
40, 868
48, 830

39, 680
84
39, 839
53,788

37, 463
88
36, 676
54,418

100, 503
101, 783
57, 392

105, 055
104, 638
58,009

97, 715
97, 209
58, 515

113,260
114,395
56, 189

112, 529
115, 565
61, 340

102, 703
101, 483
63, 578

700, 943
86
702, 890
353, 342

757, 636
83
753, 817
356, 710

697. 556
85
699, 362
356, 310

785, 667
89
777, 707
353, 004

749, 058
83
751, 693
370, 130

721, 186 "
90
713, 149
375, 978

88,566
11, 400
85

100, 924
20, 564
101

99, 221
17, 819
95

91, 782
24, 238
115

69, 105
24, 131
102

98, 576
20, 085
113

91, 405
18, 601
107

177
182
204.8
202
97.94

177
182
205.9
203
98.84

176
182
207.6
201
98.97

178
183
206.3
202
99.20

178
182
208. 5
201
100. 58

179
184
207.7
202
100. 67

177
182
209. 5
202
100. 79

0.0
-0.5
+1.1
-0.5
+1.4

+0.6
0.0
-0 5
-0.5
-0.2

204
214
197
200

204
214
197
201

205
214
197
201

205
215
198
202

206
215
198
202

204
213
197
201

2041
213
197
201|

+0 5
0.0
0.0
0.0

+1 0
+0.9
+0.5
+0.5

13, 481
10, 148
28, 339
5,190

12, 612
7, 585
24, 354
4,914

12, 611
9,041
27, 478
5,461

13, 180
6, 913
20, 670
3, 796

13, 194
9,705
48, 298
4,876

13, 050
6, 518^
40, 532
4, 290

+4.5
-23. 5
-24.8
-30.5

+1.0
+6.1
-49.0
-11.5

139, 312
85, 448
512, 138
56, 490

148, 927 +5.5
93, 079 ! +8.9
355,283 -30.6
55, 184 -2.3

5,896
63, 876

6, 953
57, 152

7,255
62, 590

4,455
49, 208

6, 477
82, 905

5, 218
70, 599!

-38.6
-21.3

-14.6
-30.2

65,361
8G4, 627

57, 337
715,371

68, 365
71, 820
142, 049
31, 149

71, 590
52, 090
114, 184
29, 034

63, 682
59, 507
131, 809
35, 970

99, 072
38, 085
110, 848
24, 914

63, 263
61, 170
234, 654
30, 746

783, 207
508, 956
2, 540, 380
361, 457

42, 762
114, 766
470, 910
58, 622
239

4d, 307
114, 146
430, 351
46, 959
259

54, 998
80, 206
426, 171
57,084
233

36, 344
68, 811
378, 074
45, 376
225

46, 820
146, 041
582, 693
44, 585
243

+55.6 +51.3
-36.0 +7.5
-15.9 -42.9
-30.7 -13.2
g g
40, 079 -33.9
88, 503! -14.2 -22^3
452, 234; -11.3 -16.4
29, 038! -20.5 +56.3
222
-3.4 +1.4

27, 504
3,776

21, 422
2,040

29,072
3,777

28, 256
3,864

-2.8 +37.2
+2.3 +132. 5
Cumulative through Oct. 31.

270, 064
22, 633

6

-

j"

+4. 2
17
j|

6 383, 820

6

393, 920

+2. 6-

6 382, 806

6

396, 080

+3. 5

6 1, 032, 470 6 1, 043, 967
1, 030, 281 e 1, 037, 276|

+1.1
+0.7

6 7, 025, 155 e 7, 345, 402

+4.6

6

+5.1

6

-24.7 -24.4
-0.4 +29.7
-11.3 -4.7

6, 986, 658 6 7, 342, 295

992. 595
203,746

1, 017, 489 +2.5
226, 934 +11.4

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND
HOUSING
Building Costs
Building materials:
Frame house, 6-rm. 1st of mo_.rel. to 1913-_
Brick house, 6-rm. 1st of mo. ..rel. to 1913-_
Bldg costs, 1st of mo
rel .to 1913 .
Bldg. costs (A. G. C.), 1st of mo.._rel. to 1913-.
Plumbing fixtures, 6 pieces
dollars-Construction costs (Am. Appraisal):
Frame
_.rel. to 1913 __
Brick, wood frame
rel. to 1913..
Brick, steel frame
rel. to 1913-.
Reinforced concrete . .
rel. to 1913. _
Contracts and Losses

Contracts awarded (36 States) :
Commercial buildings
thous. of sq. ft__
12, 873
Industrial buildings
thous. ofsq. ft._
9, 563
Residential buildings
thous. of sq. ft-.
36, 161
Educational buildings
thous. of sq. ft..
6,525
Other public and semipublic buildings
thous. of sq ft
5,743
71, 320
Grand total
thous. of sq. ft__
Contracts awarded, value (38 States) :
Commercial buildings
thous. of dolls
88, 137
Industrial buildings
thous . of dolls . _ 60, 318
194, 754
Residential buildings
thous. of dolls
Educational buildings
-thous. of dolls..
46, 333
Other public and semi49, 537
public buildings
thous. of dolls
179, 897
Public works and utilities -thous. of dolls __
624, 976
Grand total
- thous of dolls
Contracts awarded, Canada thous. of dolls..
57, 941
218
Building volume (A. G. C.)
...rel. to 1913..
Fire losses:
United States and Canada,
(Journal of Commerce) thous. of dolls..
31, 528
Canada (Monetary Times). .thous. of dolls..
5,027
«Revised.




6

22, 414
1,795

65, 469
35, 434
194, 028
28, 719

« 20, 588
1, 662i

i
I

-12.3
-17.3

859, 313 +9.7
672,909 +18.3.
1, 761, 293 -30.7
350, 823 -2.$

469, 076 -10.1
521, 618
1, 213, 258 1, 134, 746 -6.5
5, 988, 976 5, 249, 454 -12.3
453, 128 • 544,104 +20.1

301, 556 +11.7
34, 281 ! +51.5

33
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1929
The cumulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

July

August

September

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR
DECREASE (— )

1928

October

November

October

November

Nov.,
1929,
from
Oct.,
1929

Nov.,
1929,
from
Nov.,
1928

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

1928

1929

Per ct,
increase
(+)
or decrease
(-)
cumulative
1929
from
1928

LUMBER PRODUCTS
Softwood Lumber
Southern pine:
393, 932 400, 274 359, 757
384,227
342, 631
Production (computed)
M ft. b. m__
Operation
. per cent of full time
83
83
82
81
75
Shipments (computed)
M ft. b. m__
377, 571 384, 203 347, 704 375, 228 313,137
New orders (computed)
M ft. b. m _ _
379, 217 378, 878 344, 703 368, 296
290, 667
Stocks, end of mo. (computed). M ft. b. m__ 1, 001, 899 1, 017, 970 1, 030, 023 1, 039, 022 1, 068, 516
294, 793 289, 468 286, 467
Unfilled orders, end mo. (comp.) M ft. b. m
279, 535 257, 065
Exports, lumber
M ft b m
57, 275
52, 630
43, 087
51,811
48, 363
Exports, timber
M ft. b. m__
7,283
17, 474
14, 874
11,315
9,300
Price, flooring
dolls per M ft b m
37.27
37.43
39.50
36.00
36.76
Douglas fir:
302. 162 353, 642
Production (computed)
_ _ _ M ft. b. m _ _
315, 592
312, Oil
309, 772
Shipments (computed)
M ft. b. m_.
293, 209 300, 372 266, 351
319, 621 333, 498
New orders (computed)
M ft. b. m_.
293, 209 303, 953 253,369
306, 639 327, 678
295, 895 215, 319
Uufilled orders, end of month. _M ft. b. m _ _
245, 311 299, 924
328, 574
Exports, lumber
M ft. b. m
80, 888
98, 179
72, 811
64, 085
53, 261
43, 932
Exports, timber
M ft b m
50, 558
48, 303
33, 508
38, 493
18.77
18.57
17.82
17.42
Price, No. 1 common.dolls. per M ft. b. m._
18.36
Price,flooring,1 x 4, "B "
42.42
42.13
and better, V. G dolls, per M ft b. m
42.73
42.96
42.79
California redwood:
Production (computed)
M ft. b. m._
28,435
44, 923
36,745
48,438
35, 291
36, 064
Shipments (computed)
M ft. b. m__
28. 672
48, 648
39, 170
37, 363
New orders (computed)
M ft. b. m__
40,579
35, 657
44, 930
34, 086
33, 080
Unfilled orders, end of month
(computed)
M ft. b m
47, 235
44, 590
41, 837
37, 097
38, 364
California white pine:
Production
M ft b m
120, 968
126, 934
94, 983 131, 790
100, 037
Shipments
M ft. b, tn
102, 334
88, 363
62, 585
97, 302
93, 600
Stocks, end of month
_
M ft. b. m__
486, 416 516, 220 523, 772 567, 326 607, 775 !
71. 398
60, 174
New orders
M ft. b. m
88, 208
95, 986
80, 250
172, 309
Unfilled orders, end of month__M ft. b. m__
162, 494
150, 643
153, 701 172, 154
Northern pine:
Lumber—
Production
]Vf ft, b, m
38, 422
8,548
50, 733
41,882
49, 846
Shipments
__
M ft. b. m__
43, 764
37,054
43, 737
32, 726
44, 825
New orders
M ft b m
35, 578
42, 485
40, 012
30, 291
20, 167
Lath5,739
Production
thousands-8,822
8,442
1,310
6,268
6,892
Shipments
thousands
9,258
5,008
10,083
6,509
North Carolina pine:
Production (computed)
M ft. b. m__
45, 878
43, 995
47, 831
48, 993
48, 132
Shipments (computed)
M ft. b. m__
47, 264
50, 946
48, 230
45, 605
47, 096
Northern hemlock:
Production
M ft b m
11, 943
14, 908
9,230
15, 359
17, 079
Shipments
M ft b m
12, 378
18, 614
16, 020
12, 859
9,328

427, 623
90
464, 558
444, 566
954, 846
320, 883
75, 504
14, 104
37.73

396, 256
86
413, 295
392, 674
952, 395
300, 262
61, 759
7,562
37.58

-10.8 -13.5
-8.5 -12.8
-16.5 -24.2
-21.1 -26.0
+2.8 +12.2
-8.0
-14.4
-21.7
-6.7
-35.4
-3.7
-4.2
-8.9

337, 527
301, 267
302, 610
297, 686
65, 795
39, 330
18.06

310, 220
269, 484
269, 484
238, 149
60, 947|
47, 598!
17. 92J

-0.7
-11.3
-16.6
-27.2
-34.2
-33.7
-2.2

-0.1
-1.2
-6.0
-9.6
-12.6
-29.6
-2.8

40.61

40. 88j

-0.7

45, 834
38, 715i
38, 848

+31.8
+8.6
+22.7

+5.7
+1.2
+4.5

4, 265, 279

4, 175, 717 -14.5
4, 146, 267 -15.0

646, 670
154,318;

616, 726 -4.6
113,882 -26. 2

4, 635, 843
4, 808, 995
4, 950, 090

3, 603, 119 -22.3
3, 604, 015 -25.1
3,645,644 -26.5

708, 462
514. 285

833, 066 +17.6
494, 102 -3.9

429, 262
416, 329
422, 449

425, 219
420, 732
435, 269

-0.9
+1.1
+3.0

-7.5

+3.1

27, 851
32, 744
33, 115

4, 612, 464
4, 882, 672
4, 879, 137

40, 350

32, 783

+3.4

+17.0

126, 086
119. 074
552, 422
100, 760
183,493

107, 501
94, 587
562, 528
81, 755
181, 665

-24.1
-29.2
+5.5
-15.7
+0.1

-6.9
-33.8
+8.0
-26.4
-5.2

1, 151, 300
1, 124, 307

1, 089, 757
1, 060, 092

-5.3
-5.7

982, 860

985, 475

-0.8

55, 031
51, 378
41, 109

26, 718
41, 308
30, 282

-77.8
-25.2
-43.3

-68.2
-20.8
-33.4

477, 735
467, 177
425, 802

406, 908 -14.8
443, 515 -5.1
392, 025 -7.9

11, 777
8,937

5,230
6, 560

-77.2
-27.3

-75.0
-23.7

101, 261
92, 123

65,738 -35.1
85, 094 -7.6

48, 090
51, 590

51, 198
50, 218

-4.1
-0.4

-14.1
-6.2

540, 610
562, 057

596, 442 +10.3
588,430 +4.7

16, 425
21,042

16, 359
17, 139

-22.7
-24.6

-43.6
-45.6

183, 071
188, 879

158, 201 -13.6
145, 022 -23.2

-28.0 +35.7
-23.6 -11.8
+8.3 +46.8
-24.1 -17.1
-1.3
+26.5

32, 057
33. 326

43, 698 +36.3
39, 599 +18.8

33, 203

38, 013 +14.5

Hardwood Lumber
Walnut lumber:
Production
_
_M ft. b. m_.
Shipments
M ft. b. m__
Stocks, end of month
M ft. b. m__
New orders
_ . M ft. b. m
Unfilled orders, end of month__M ft. b. m__
Walnut logs:
Purchased
M ft log measure
Made into lumber and
veneer
M ft. log measure
Stocks, end of month.. _M ft. log measure..
Northern hardwoods:
Production
M ft. b. m._
Shipments
M ft. b. m__
Lower Michigan hardwoods:
Production
_
M ft. b. m
Shipments
M ft. b m
Stocks end of month
M ft b m
Gum:
Stocks, total, end of month_.mill. ft. b. m__
Stocks, unsold, end of month, .mill. ft. b. in-Unfilled orders, end of rnonth.mill. ft. b. m__
Oak:
Stocks, total, end of month. .mill. ft. b. m_.
Stocks, unsold end of month mill ft b m
Unfilled orders, end of month.mill. ft. b. m..
All hardwoods:
Production
mill. ft. b. m_.
Shipments
_
mill. ft. b. m._
New orders
mill. ft. b. m
Stocks, total, end of month..mill. ft. b. m__
Stocks, unsold, end of month.mill. ft. b. m__
Unfilled orders, end of month.mill. ft. b. m _ _
Exports, planks, joists, etc
M ft. b. m

3,839
3,570
12, 640
2,627
6,474

4,608
3,607
14, 303
3,266
6,892

4,649
3,289
15. 347
3,398
7,000

5,284
4,017
15, 817
3,313
6,562

3,807
3,069
17, 130
2,513
6,475

2,857
3,419
12, 249
4,174
5,483

2,806
3,478
11. 668
3.033
5,117

2,951

3,667

3,367

4,158

3,144

2,702

2,504

-24.4

+26.0

27, 313

34,151 +25.0

3,217
2,773

3,358
2,441

3,724
2,148

3,996
2,265

2,975
3,299

2,6C6
2,636

2,888
2,359

-25.6
+45.7

+3.0
+39.8

28, 197

33, 518 +18.9

24,961
24,413

22, 459
27, 469

17, 195
24, 275

14,643
22,604

13, 895
18, 220

16, 727
31, 473

21, 642
30, 646

-5.1
-19.4

-35.8
-40.5

322, 717
3C6, 861

310, 262
284, 211

6,179
5,875
26, 121

2,595
4,094
17, 880

2,929
6,851
24, 606

3,613
4, 189
20 582

4,411
6,137
19, 434

5,541
7,280
23, 206

671,371
6 69, 479

650,472 -29.3
6
54, 373 -21.7

465
318
147

469
325
144

482
328
154

482
339
143

517
397
134

532
398
134

518
376
142

+7.3
+17.1
-6.3

-0.2
+5.6
-5.6

955
785
169

982
802
181

1,004
808
195

1,022
823
199

1,033
852
181

918
746
171

907
741
166

+1.1
+3.5
-9.0

+13.9
+15.0
+9.0

311
278
278
2,731
2,088
643
231, 516

334
296
300
2,772
2,122
645
181, 897

334
311
323
2,848
2,239
678
163,427

296
278
281
2,887
2,227
660
194, 065

259
221
184
2,979
2,356
622
153, 069

285
315
323
2,722
2,132
589
204, 979

289
3G8
323
2, 696
2,107
589
184,054

-12.5
-20.5
-34.5
+3.2
+5.8
-5.8
-21.1

-10.4
-28.2
-43.0
+10.5
+11.8
+5.6
-16.8

2,942
3,043
3,141

3,391 +15.3
3,245 +6.6
3,264 +3.9

6,450
7,883
21, 913
6,159
10.431

6,918
8,435
20, 480
6,927
8.881

7,334
7,239
20, 827
4,750
7.641

7,813
6,896
22,421
4,297
7.095

5,574
4,379
23,659
3,227
5.717

8,204
8,543
21, 352
7,230
7.940

8,721
6,230
21, 960
6,537
7.157

-28.7
—36. 5
+5.5
-24.9
-19.4

-36.1
-29.7
+7.7
-50.6
-20.1

2, 115, 636

2,176,793

-3.9
-7.4

+2.9

Flooring

Maple flooring:
Production
M ft. b. m._
Shipments
M ft. b. m..
Stocks, end of month
M ft. b. m._
New orders
M ft. b. m._
Unfilled orders, end of month _M ft. b. m_
8 Cumulative through Oct. 31.




85, 533
87, 340

72,478 -15.3
72,991 -16.4

84, 378

65,054 -22.9

34
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1939

The cumulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

PEE CENT INCREASE (+) OR
DECREASE (— )

1938

CUMULATIVE TOTAL !
FROM JAN. 1
!
THROUGH NOV. 30

I

July

August

Septem-

ber

October

November

October

No v e m
b er -

Nov., ' Nov.,
1929,
1929,

from

from

Oct.,
1929

Nov.,
1928

1938

1939

Perct.
increase
( }
or t
decrease
(-)
cumulative
1929
from
1928

LUMBER PRODUCTS-Continued
Flooring— Continued
Oak flooring:
Production
Shipments
Stocks, end of month
N"p,w orders

M ft. b. in
M ft b m
M ft. b. m
TVT ft h m

Unfilled orders, end of month M ft. b. m

37, 638
37, 002
70, 435
25, 901
43, 895

36, 332
37, 631
70, 198
30, 972
35, 937

33, 055
31, 464
72, 141
37, 388
40,417

35, 813
29, 704
76, 342
19, 743
30, 887

25, 111
21, 202
82, 103
16,420
25, 810

51, 225
45, 652
72, 689
38, 132
41, 151

45, 794
37, 232
80, 331
43, 753
48, 052

-29.9
-28.6
+7.5
-16.8
-16.4

-45.2
-43.1
+2.2
-62.5
-46.3

302, 452
340, 978
217, 547
204, 745
315, 566

177, 332
177, 111
206, 382
164, 355
254, 210

216, 004
193, 576
228, 810
225, 779
284, 191

200, 107
209, 259
145, 596
194, 782

372, 158
362, 004
243, 946
285, 147
215, 872

244, 857:
254, 110
251, 837|
253, 418
217, 60S;

— 3. 5
— 1.9
-15.9
-9.3
-16.1

-21.1
-19.2
-51.4
-30.3
-33.9

:._

171,315

193, 182
205, 222
122, 3^8
176, 609
143, 807

53, 748
64, 573

70, 482
77, 568

75, 319

82, 440
62, 355

61, 523
42, 811

70, 030
50, 266

59, 855:
51, 139

-25.4
-21.3

+2.8
-16.3

584, 820

678, 887

+16.1

84,138

68
36
24

64
30
30

58
31
32

45
29
35

42
28
27

38
31
37

50!
50
35

-6.7
-3.4
-22.9

-15.0
-44.0
-22.9

46
5.0
90.0

53
5.0
97.0

58
6.0
101.0

61
23.0
104.0

57
13.0
94.0

65
10.0
103.0

65
6.0
100.0

290, 044
95, 756
118, 834
148, 289
17
10.13

290, 265
110, 904
130, 982
109, 564
56
10.13

217, 451
224, 530
93, 677
110, 215
26
10. 50'

395, 919
284, 402
151, 723
133, OS3
58
9.50

497, 099
291, 237
131, 919
154, 766
115
10.00

454, 931
91, 226
122, 078
145, 427
49
12.50

537, 712
287, 162
180, 360
204, 189
67
12.00

+25.6

2, 094, 627

1, 454, 415

-30.6

+5.3

-7.6
+1.4
-26.9
-24.2
+71.6
-16.7

12, 153
11, 845
30, 088
37, 947

12, 168
13, 873
26, 911
40, 343

9,524
9,569

8,548
8,269

6,228

11,715

8,541
23, 832
39, 798

14, 657
38, 268
47, 550

-46.8
-41.7
-37.7
-16.3

120, 102
115, 434

25, 376
40, 682

-27.1
+3.3
-6.1
-2.2

244, 234
171, 463

26, 115
39, 708

22, 665
17, 018
50, 558
50, 956

-50.8
-33.7

240, 606
215, 033
369, 348
601, 832

215, 092
174, 149
410, 291
624, 472

222, 190
236, 781
303, 917
531, 119

221, 575
201, 925
323, 562
554, 422

-10.6
-19.0
+11.1
+3.8

+26.8

-2.9
-13.8

2, 847, 904
2, 846, 461

2, 711, 018
2, 690, 353

-4.8
-5.5

7,636
7,239
2,730

6,429
5,260

6 59, 433
6 59, 837
6 22, 725

6 6o, ICO
6 56, 649
6 22, 088

+1.2
-5.3

-26.0
-17. 4

139, 302
13, 189

110, 455
12,035

-20.7
-8.7

188, 936
61, 913
129, 479

154, 710
47, 016
117, 723

-18.1
-24. 1
-9.1

37, 389
33, 610

66, 595
51, 208

+78.1

492, 682
499, 343

377, 218<
381, 829J

-23.4
-23.5

504, 530

353, 195

-30.0

Doors at Wholesale
Fir, manufacturing plants:
Production
Shipments
Stocks, end of month
New orders
Unfilled orders, end of month

number. .
number..
number
number-number

i—

Wooden Furniture
Household furniture and case goods:
Shipments
dolls., average per firm
Unfilled orders
dolls., average per firm
Grand Rapids district:
Unfilled orders, end
of month _
No. of days' production
New orders
No. of days' production
Shipments
No. of days' production
Outstanding accounts,
end of month
No. of days' sales
Cancellations
per cent of new orders _.
Plant operation
per cent of full time

.

-6.6 -12.3
-43.5 +116. 7
-9.6 -90.6

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
Common brick:
Stocks, end of monthBurned
thousands
Unburned
thousands
Shipments
.. .thousands
Unfilled orders, end of month, .thousands. _
Plants closed down
_ number
Price, red, New York
dolls per thous
Porcelain plumbing fixtures:
Net new orders
pieces..
Shipments
.pieces..
Unfilled orders, end of month
pieces
Stocks, end of month
pieces..
Vitreous china plumbing fixtures:
New orders
pieces..
Shipments
pieces..
Unfilled orders, end of month
pieces
Stocks, end of month
pieces__
Floor and wall tile:
Production
thous of sq ft
Shipments, quantity
thous. of sq. ft
Shipments, value
thous. of dolls
Stocks, end of month
thous of sq ft
Terra cotta, new orders:
Quantity
net tons
Value
thous of dolls
Sand-lime brick:
Production
thousands
Shipments by rail
thousands. _
Shipments by truck
thousands
Stocks, end of month
thousands
Unfilled orders, end of month. .thousands. .

244, 351
271, 411
411, 655
582, 314

242,
268,
385,
559,

596
619
632
418

195, 931
237, 788
343, 775
566, 776

6, 376
5 6, 797
* 2, 684
5 17, 919

5 5, 574
• 5, 423
5 2, 158
5 18, 281

5,381
5,090
2,102
18, 557

11, 756
1,183

8,606

7,784

6,566

7,396

940

817

716

16, 061
4,263
12,266
8,854
14, 739

16, 838
4,684
11,615
8,714
9,925

14, 121
3,960
10, 951
9,326
13,286

12, 713
12, 661
7,863

6,244
6,459
2,505

18, 301

5

5
s
s
s

+2.4
-13.1
+16.3

+98.3

+12. 6

-2.8

12, 627

2,021
13, 376

15, 597
1,460

9,998

784

« 14, Oil
« 4, 956
5 9, 938
6 12, 957
5 12, 943

17, 563
5,150
10, 863
10, 854
9,708

21, 590
5,562
15, 802
14, 446
13, 435

18, 164
4,588
12, 942
11, 579
10, 447

+25.3

+3.9
+9.3
-16.2
-25.0

-3.3
+12.2
-16.1
-6.3
-7.1

11, 625
11, 698
10, 377

9,292

8,339
7,028
6,405

13, 079
12,003

12, 654

9,291
9,135
8,336

-10.3
-6.5
-10.2

-10.2
-23.1
-68.8

8,691

5,971

4,850

4,814

6, 628

5,307

-0.7

-9.3

7,201

7,415

9,190

10, 154

7, 704

7,747

+10.5

+31.1

5,103
5,608

7,198
5,309

8,167
6,070

4, 111
4, 235

5,773
4,147

-47.1
-17.0

-25.2
+21.5

13, 123

14, 691

10, 748

10, 104

5,817

6,778

-5.0

+49. 1

174
122

223
287

251
306

184
141

337
255

222
190

-26.7
-53.9

-17.1

2,013

2, 258

— 25. 8

2,296

2,588

+12.2
+12.7

264, 212

190, 939
314, 904
461, 717

225, 014
257, 942
428, 789

156, 521
156, 407
420, 671

114, 184
75, 337
464, 733

6 1, 976, 227 6 2, 042, 620
| 6 2, 048, 030 62,002,655

+3.4
-2.2

949

+12.6
+9.5

Plywood and Veneer
Douglas-fir plywood:
Production
thous. of sq. ft. of surface-15, 567
Shipments
thous. of sq. ft. of surface
14, 113
12, 149
New orders (sales) -thous. of sq.ft. of surface. .
Unfilled orders,
12, 308
end of month_.thous. of sq. ft. of surface. .
Stocks, end of
month
thous. of sq. ft. of surface
7,158
Other plywood:
New orders
thous. of sq. ft. of surface-10, 159
Shipments
thous. of sq. ft. of surface-4,533
Unfilled orders, end of
month
thous. of sq. ft. of surface
14, 934
Rotary-cut veneer:
272
Receipts
number of carloads _.
Purchases
number of carloads
260
Bushel baskets:
Production
dozens
232, 860
Shipments
dozens. . 232, 154
Stocks, end of month _ .
dozens _ . 674, 339
5
Revised.




360,050

584, 410

7,517
7,134

4,318 !
5,039

I

e Cumulative through Oct. 31.

+52.4

35
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1929
The cumulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

July

August

September

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR
DECREASE (— )

1928

October

November

October

No

™rm-

Nov.,
1929,
from
Oct.,
1929

Nov.,
1929,
from
Nov.,
1928

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

1928

1929

Per ct.
increase
(+)
or decrease
(-)
cumulative
1929
from
1928

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PBODUCTS— Continued
Portland Cement
Production
_
_thous. of bbls
Operation
per ct of capacity
Shipments
_
.thous. of bbls
Stocks, end of month
thous of bbls
Stocks, clinker, end of month.. .thous. of bbls..
Wholesale prices, composite
dolls, per bbl_.

17, 281
80.4
20, 295
24, 525
11,619
1.650

18, 585
86.1
23, 052
20, 056
8,989
1.604

17, 223
81.8
19 950
17, 325
6,985
1.500

16, 731
77.0
18, 695
15, 381
5,915
1.493

14, 036
66.6
11, 205
18, 213
6,106
1.510

17, 533
87.1
19, 836
14, 579
5,944
1.650

15, 068
77.4
11,951
17, 769
5,953
1.650

-16.1
13 5
-40.1
+18.4
+3.2
+1.1

-6.8
-14.0
-6.2
+2.5
+2.6
-8.5

163, 779

158, 932

168, 071

163, 455

-3.0
-2.7

18, 022
11,344

11, 969
7,010

10, 220
5,945

13, 151
9,157

5,358
3,207

7,068
3,856

8,430
5,213

-59.3
-65.0

-36.4
-38.5

139, 998
88, 366

132, 201
87, 510

-5.6
-1.0

16, 445
693
8,494

9,729
442
8,724

22, 469
830
8,584

27, 504
996
8,322

25, 131
779
7,805

13, 413
508
9,337

19, 025
845
8,692

-8.1
-21.8
-6.2

+32.1
-7.8
-10.2

151,951
6,552

168, 364
5,887

+10.8
-10.1

13, 057

14, 722

14, Oil

14, 621

12,131

11, 140

11, 646

-17.0

+4.2

120, 069

142, 016

+18.3

2,396
73.3
2,224
2,507
6, 388
8,824

2,715
77.5
1,922
2,656
6,447
8,079

2,246
74.5
2,942
2,700
5,994
8,072

2,572
75.6
2,996
2,445
6,121
8,320

2,274
69.0
2,501
2,005
6,387
8,571

2,389
71.6
2,721
2,261
6,302
8,415

2,146
66.8
2, 950
1,990
6,455
8,872

—11.6
-8.7
-16.5
-18.0
+4.3
+3.0

+6.0
+3.3
-15.2
+0.8
-1.1
-3.4

26, 477

27, 168

26, 718
26, 138

28, 48
27, 299

+2.6
+5.0
+4.4

1,818
18.7
40.1
35.3

2,819
36.4
42.9
43.8

3,225
45.3
46.8
49.6

4,265
50.2
52.9
51.1

3,995
53.2
44.4
49.0

4,193
50.5
53.2
51.9

4,245
54.2
51.1
51.9

-6.3
+6.0
-16.1
-4.1

-5.9
-1.8
-13. 1
-5.5

35, 095

36, 710

+4.6

1.5
5.4

1.4
4.7

1.4
4.6

1.5
4.6

1.3
4.8

1.7
4.1

1.6
4.2

-13.3
+4.3

-18.7
+14.3

-15.5
0.0

-27.3
0.0

6, 679, 172

6, 045, 224

-9.5

-21.5
+25.6

-5.5
-8.7

942, 518
2, 869, 900

864, 889 !
2, 875, 100,

-54.4

-4.2

-8.2
+0.2
18

Highways
Concrete pavements, new contracts:
Total
thous. of sq. yds..
Road
.
thous. of sq. yds_.
Federal-aid highways:
Completed—
Cost
thous. of dolls
Distance
miles..
Under construction, end of month miles
Plate glass
Production, polished
____thous. of sq. ft..
Glass Containers
Actual production:
Quantity
gross..
Relation to capacity
per cent..
New orders
gross
Shipments
gross
Stock, end of month
gross
Unfilled orders, end of month
gross. .
Illuminating glassware
Production:
Total
_ number of turns
Ratio to capacity
per ct. of capacity
New orders
per ct of capacity
Shipments
-__
per ct. of capacity
Unfilled orders, end
of month
number of weeks' supply
Stocks, end of mo. ..number of weeks' supply..
CHEMICALS AND OILS
Chemicals
Sulphuric acid:
Exports
thous. of lbs__ 506, 758 641, 492 516, 264 544, 462 460, 174
441, 867
632, 942
Price, wholesale
dolls, per 1001bs__
.78
.78
.78
.78
.78
.78
.78
Nitrate of soda:
Imports
long tons..
40, 501
51, 684
54, 821
43, 047
31, 539
43, 385
45, 575
Production in C hile
metric tons _ 272, 300 270, 300 253, 200 207, 800 261, 000
285, 900
282, 300
Potash salts:
Imports (commercial)
long tons
37, 126
45, 505
51, 757
40, 088
23, 603
28, 242
24, 639
Production in France
(KjO content)
metric tons__
41,000
42,500
39, 900
44, 500
40, 000
37, 400
Sales in Germany
(K2O content)
metric tons
89, 190
79, 159
95, 372
123, 465
76, 507
84, 670
82, 463
Superphosphate (acid phosphate) :
Production
short tons
305, 808
344, 460
348, 793
250, 289
343, 213 5 320, 048
346, 785
Stocks, end of month
short tons.. 1, 206, 174 1, 393, 654 1, 292, 970 s 1,512, 044 1, 749, 763 1, 546, 290 5 1,801, 122
Shipments
short tons..
62, 956
154, 012
86, 251
162, 587
89, 767 5 76, 222
77, 647
Fertilizer:
Exports
long tons.. 123, 515 112, 346 155, 103 129, 849 101, 823
94,085
86, 289
Consumption, Southern States-short tons..
20,047
45, 517
174, 347
101, 295
60, 692
142, 828
84, 947
Dyes and dyestufls, exports:
Vegetable
thous. of lbs_.
247
126
191
422
321
231
400
Coal tar
thous. of lbs_.
3,180
13
39
18
20
5,194
2,436
Arsenic
Crude:
Production
short tons..
Stocks, end of month
short tons..
Refined:
Production
.short tons..
Stocks, end of month
short tons..
Price index numbers:
Crude drugs
__rel. to Aug., 1914..
Essential oils
_rel. to Aug., 1914
Drugs and pharmaceuticals
rel. to Aug., 1914__
Chemicals...
rel. to 1913 14..
Oils and fats
rel. to 1913-14

335, 291
6 334, 378

329, 298
6

403, 431 +20.7

-1.3

+6.8

+2.7

1, 314, 070

1,296,905

-0.6
+15.7
-49.6

+8.4
-2.9
+1.9

3, 461, 125

3,421,963

-1.1

1, 822, 311

1, 899, 397

+4.2

-21.6
-40.1

+8.2
-28.6

1, 144, 292
5, 460, 062

1, 380, 128 +20.6
5, 350, 175 -2.0

+30.0
+11.1

-19.7
-99.2

3,012
30, 345

2, 370
5, 736

-21.3
-81.1

1,444
1,998

887
1,876

1,027
1,777

3,113
3,309

1,238
3,024

1,622
3,419

e 13, 648

6 15, 898 +16.5

812
3,305

857
3,414

$68
3,180

1,036
3,672

835
2,344

802
2,766

6 7, 462

6 8, 863 +18.8

183
191

179
188

180
168

180
161

176
155

195
155

193
175

-2.2
37

-8.8
-11.4

173
113
117

177
112
123

177
112
129

177
112
136

177
112
128

164
113
124

164
113
124

0.0
0.0
-5.9

+7.9
-0.9
+3.2

10, 658
720

11, 025
715

10, 154
421

5 12, 532
367

1,027

10, 526
999

12, 315
1,242 +179. 8

-17.3

6 107, 916
8,850

6 116, 764
9,213

thous. of lbs_.
11, 072
thous. of lbs_.
716
5
Revised.

10, 862
821

10, 162
349

•12,242
301

943

10, 407
990

13, 119
1,123 +213. 3

-16.0

6 120, 551
10, 474

6 115, 788 -4.0
9,049 -13.6

Wood Chemicals
Acetate of lime:
ProductionUnited States
Canada
ShipmentsUnited States
Canada.




thous. of lbs__
thous. of lbs_.

6

Cumulative through Oct. 31.

-8.3
+4.1

36
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
i

1939
The curnulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the Augustt 1929, "Survey"

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR
DECREASE (— )

1928
|

July

August

September

October

November

October

November

Nov.,
1929,
from
Oct.,
1929

Per ct,
increase
(+>
or decrease
(-)
cumulative
1929
from
1928

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

Nov.,
1929,
from
Nov.,
1928

1928

1929

~

CHEMICALS AND OILS-Continued
Wood Chemicals— Continued
Acetate of lime— Continued.
Stocks, end of monthUnited States
_ thous. of lbs__
Canada
thous. of Ibs
Exports
thous of Ibs
Price, wholesale
._ dolls, per cwt._
Methanol, crude:
ProductionUnited States
gallons-Canada
gallons-Stocks at crude plants, end of month—
United States
gallons
Canada
gallons. _
Stocks at refineries and in transitUnited States
gallons-Canada
gallons..
Exports
. -gallons __
Wood at chemical plants:
C onsumption —
United States
cords
Canada
cords.
Stocks, end of monthUnited States
-- cords. _
Canada
cords
Total
Shutdown
Methanol, refined:
Production —
United States
Canada
Stocks, end of monthUnited States
„Canada
ShipmentsUnited States
Canada
Price, wholesale, N. Y

1,259
73

633, 731
28, 688

656, 414
25, 950

598, 548 ' 719, 064
16, 904
17, 581

45, 242

252, 749
21, 863

244, 185
20, 092

256, 356 « 255, 204
12, 924
17, 061

475, 698
78, 120
95, 755

526, 172
63, 702
33, 849

68, 428
3,587

70, 454
3,228

530, 264
72, 126

cords..
- cords.

4.50

1,241
147

6

2,206
179
120
4.50

4.50

1, 687
201

4.50

*|g
36

172
13
4.50

4.00

2, 078
283
10
4.50

|(

gg 2
— 3*i! 0

-14.4

221 -98. a

11, 149

0. Oj

0. 0

641, 823
45, 768

1
745, 430 I
53, 146 +167. 6

-14.9

14, 469

314, 171
34, 399

284, 685
19, 682

-12.0

-26.5

514, 572 5 530, 710
47, 479
65, 505
12, 329
49, 948

30, 510
83, 654

161, 723
57, 814
20, 408

167, 012
53,426
34, 586

-35.7

-42.9
+141. 9

498, 348

63, 460
2,041

75, 508
1,954

5,435

-13.0

6 613, 516
44, 695

565, 119
72, 026

552, 338
72,040

527, 210
71, 530

71, 015

550, 412
73, 119

532, 516
72, 760

-0.7

-2.4

3,276
468

3,264
475

3,264
525

3,246
289

3,246
329

3,486
668

3,485
370

0.0
+13.8

-6.9
-11.1

gallons..
gallons..

259, 118
10,400

454, 160
43, 700

432, 094
27, 800

445, 183
56, 300

58, 150

487, 384
56, 700

536, 782
39, 500

+3.3

+47.2

.gallons..
gallons..

712, 752
31, 185

783, 674
37, 761

729, 932
21, 888

725, 620
14, 238

44, 164 |

325, 914
23, 339

422, 640
21, 751 +210.2 +103.0

gallons
gallons..
.dolls, per gal__

365, 438
21, 403
.58

487, 153
22. 188
'.58

598, 551
31, 902
.58

558, 179
48, 532
.58

46, 335
.52

493, 712
48, 330
.51

494, 047
42, 989
.58

16, 871
15, 982
11, 166

20, 026
18, 688
11, 489

20. 739
19, 199
11, 617

25, 426
24, 203
11, 932

20, 685
20, 718
9,907

19, 220
19,294
8. 132

35, 756
36, 811
35, 499
16, 964

40, 584
39, 163
39, 580
17,529

42, 019
42,299
40, 141
16,895

42, 108
40,246
40, 295
17, 811

36, 134
37,068
35, 554
16, 734

38, 636
38, 854
38, 847
16, Oil

35,524
34,293
32,723
17, 147

-14.2
-7.9
-11.8
-6.0

54,872
65, 570
.52

49, 436
63, 151
.52

42, 127
65, 770
.55

33, 356
67, 038
.56

33, 813
68,546

33, 924
79, 509
.53

28,160
83, 472
.59

181, 433
169, 420
8.51

172, 670
205, 955
8.51

140, 212
233, 215
9.01

120, 886
244, 767
9.27

139, 264
256, 895
8.79

115, 235
216, 917
9.31

37, 844
104, 492

38, 315
98, 777

36,905
90, 036

40,903
84, 111

40, 678 !
88, 038 |

36, 942
111, 728

6,718
4,628

6,721
4,713

6,695
4,344

7,640
5,569

7,498
7,289

235, 892
882, 037

229, 388
894, 993

222, 112
888, 328

259, 017
875, 424

Ethyl Alcohol
Production
thous of gals
Withdrawn for denaturization. . -thous. of gals..
Warehouse stocks, end of month. thous. of gals._

'

1

65, 182
5,366

73, 633
6,248 +178. 1

-7.8
—10.3

-4.5
-10.3

6 6, 062, 626 e 6, 885, 431 +13. 6
364, 899
387, 748 +6. a

503, 490

+1.0

6 720, 407 +17.4
47, 572 +6.4

6 4, 778, 329 « 4, 378, 356 -8.4
374, 850
473, 250 +26.3

6 4, 935, 077 « 4, 991, 195 +1.1
282, 575
366, 997 +29.9

6 145, 863
6 131, 025

6 169, 502 +16.3
« 155, 610 +18.8

+1.7
+8.1
+8.7
-2.4

363, 777
364, 802
345, 852

407, 769 +12.1
409, 617 +12.3
398, 138 +15.1

+1.4
+2.2
-5.4

+20.1
-17.9
-10.2

312,353

358,967 +14.9

117, 168
246, 178
9.59

+15.2
+5.0
-5.2

+18.9
+4.4
-8.3

1, 073, 555

1, 258, 691 +17.2

35, 771
112, 680

-0.6
+4.7

+13.7
-21.9

386, 886

6,486
5,704

6,882
5,944

-1.9
+30.9

+9.0
+22.6

68, 368

219, 525
845, 645

211,960
827, 633

-3.6
+8.1

+17.8
+14.3

2, 484, 824

2, 522, 037

+1.5

23, 930
3, 367

17, 424
4,045

-24.5
+4.6

+10.5
+23.8

266, 945

287,418

+7.7

Explosives
(Black powder, permissible, and other high
explosives)
Production
ShipmentsNew orders
Stocks, end of month

thous. of Ibs
.thous. of Ibs ._
_. thous. of lbs__
thous. of lbs__

Naval Stores
Turpentine (gum) :
Net receipts, southern ports
barrels ._
Stocks at port end of month
barrels
Price, southern, New York— dolls, per gal._
Rosin (gum):
Net receipts, southern ports
"barrels. .
Stocks at 3 ports, end of month
barrels..
Price, B, New York
dolls, per bbl
Rosin (wood):
Production
- - _ barrels. .
Stocks, end of month
barrels
Turpentine (wood):
Production
barrels..
Stocks, end ofmonth.
barrels..
Pine oil:
Production
gallons..
Stocks, end of month
gallons

Roofing
Roofing, felt:
25, 502
23, 997
28, 188
26, 665
Production, dry felt
_ _ _. tons _
4,790
3,974
4,465
2,846
Stocks, end of month, dry felt
tons
Prepared roofing:*
ShipmentsTotal
no. of sqs
3, 250, 647 2, 835, 539 2,968,522 3, 265, 278
Smooth roll
_no. of sqs_. 1, 329, 277 1, 067, 389 1, 225, 067 1, 497, 194
799, 307
775, 935
788, 207
921, 540
Grit roll
no. of sqs
ShinglesStrip, patented, and
793, 805
780, 100
797, 971 808, 670
hexagon
no. of sqs-_
Individual and
174, 972
175, 148
201, 859
183, 545
single thickness no. of sqs
*See table on p. 20 of the Novei aber, 1929, issue for earlier data




.« j

249, 603 1
946, 258 i

412, 904

+6.7

76, 391 +11.7

1
19, 249
5,009 |

1! 3,406,900

2,442,050
1, 593, 921 1, 203, 376
790,063 507, 315

850, 096
172, 820
5 R <.vised.

6 31,872, 345 6 34,996, 175 +9.8
6 13,950, 943 66 15,726, 558 +12.7
68,317,299 8, 524, 771 +2.5
6 7, 948, 372

619, 059
112, 300

1

6

6

8, 946, 241 +12.6

1, 655, 731 61,798,605
6 Cumulative through Oct. .n.

+8.0

37
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
|

The cumulative* shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR
DECREASED— )

1938

1939

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

Perct
in-

crease
or de-

July

August

September

October

November

October

November

Nov.,
1929,
Oct.,
1929

Nov.,
1928

crease

Nov.,
1929,

from

from

1938

1939

cumulative
1929

from

1928

CHEMICALS AND OILS-Continued
Fats and Oils
Total vegetable oils and copra:
Exports
Imports.-_,
_
• Copra, imports
Copra or coconut oil:
Imports
Consumption in
oleomargarine
• Oleomargarine:
Production
Consumption
Animal glues, shipments

3,362

thous. of lbs_.
thous. of Ibs
short tons

541
73, 157
21, 693

1,285
109, 091
26, 622

82, 942
18, 007

3,061
5 88, 409
17, 208

67, 961
19, 722

3,681
82, 176
22, 897

71, 918
30, 955

5,570

+9.8
-23.1
+14.6

-39.6
-5.5
-36.3

50, 078
692, 763
221, 945

24, 829 -50.4
988, 265 +42.7
268, 937 +21.2

thous. of lbs_ _

23, 669

36, 623

36, 952

36, 770

24, 728

31, 534

29, 672

-32. 7

-16.7

254, 194

372, 162 +46.4

thous. of Ibs. .

12, 658

14, 715

16, 075

19, 511

16,803

15,714

16, 026

-13.9

+4.8

145, 013

167, 589 +15.6

thous. of Ibs. _
thous. of Ibs. .
thous. of lbs_.

24, 873
24, 972

28,400

30, 562
31, 423
6, 749

36, 624
34, 591
8,071

33,432

30, 631
30, 137

30, 569
32, 755

-8.7
+2.0
-23.9

+9.4
+7.7
-11.7

287, 590
288, 939
73, 116

323, 363 +12.4
320, 329 +10.9
74, 673 +2.1

920, 318 1,487,577
763, 046 1, 536, 083 5 1.011, 656
488, 946
896, 904
910, 576 8 864, 453
785, 271
590, 747 1, 181, 420 1, 159, 195 1, 192, 935 5 1,340, 138

-48.7
-12.4
-1.9

-24.6
-9.2
-13.5

4, 242, 598
3, 915, 013

4, 216, 035 -0.6
4, 383, 210 +12.0

35, 453
29, 232

149, 388
77, 339

276, 280
121, 341

245, 396
124, 002

282, 715 8 271, 707
124, 625 8 141, 906

-11.2
+2.2

-9.7
-12.6

1, 242, 068

1, 389, 613 +11.9

24, 376
234, 922

82, 859
175, 023

206, 597
232, 699

218, 269
326, 843

201, 483
223, 046

8 229, 312
8 322, 568

+40.5

+5.6

-4.8
+1.3

1, 114, 989

1, 263, 048 +13.3

6,376

25, 788
7,231

2,632

35, 281
6,146

7,528

6,958

Cottonseed

Cottonseed:
29, 377
Receipts at mills
short tons..
51, 438
Consumption (crush)
short tons..
41, 340
Stocks at mills, end of month. ..short tons..
Cottonseed oil, crude:
Production
thous. of lbs._ ' 18, 558
19, 094
Stocks, end of month
thous of Ibs
Cottonseed oil, refined:
27, 680
Production
thous. of lbs_.
338, 320
Stocks. end of month
thous. of Ibs
Price, yellow, prime,
.096
New York
dolls per Ib
Consumption in
2,051
oleomargarine
thous. of lbs_.
• Cottonseed cake and meal:
25, 971
Production
short tons
80, 914
Stocks, end of month
short tons
Exports
.short tons-.
11, 969

239, 538
121, 769
159, 109

.094

.093

.093

.090

.099

.096

-3.2

-6.2

2,387

2,362

3,022

2,852

2,678

2,621

-5.6

+8.8

24, 409

56, 311
51, 727
12, 837

215, 663
83, 778

398, 987
162, 074
33, 434

349, 335
199, 181
23, 714

406, 795
123, 833
60, 015

387, 002
161, 330
40, 482

-12.4

-9.7

1, 771, 741

381
340
360
1,293

1,479
567
23
1,020

4,111
1,655
909
842

8 3, 189
1,697
1,179

2,582

1,313
1,445
594
1,686

6,600
2,348
2,585

84
2.76

42
2.79

572
3.23

935
3.32

96
3.24

14, 381
.120

10, 787
.129

14, 789
.155

13, 707
.159

12, 215
40, 428

15, 683
37, 437

27, 415
29, 770

142, 855
103, 315

190, 911
96, 224

198, 982
156, 620

21,608

+22.9 +23.5

26, 662

+9.2

1, 972, 955 +11.4

230, 238

206, 101 -10.5

17, 334

10,425

12, 632 -27.1
7,328 -29.7

16, 066

22, 895 +42.5

2,125

1,885 -11.3

-29.1

-41.4

1,209

1,243
1,417

-58.8
-14.8
-49.6
-34.7

-38. 6
-49.5
-52.2
+19.0

1,014
2.28

515
2.35

-89.7
-2.4

-81.4

+37.9

8,467

15, 437
.101

13, 622
.102

-38.2
-5.7

-37.8
+47.1

162, 484

150, 176

.150

30, 466
26, 211

17, 442
26, 552

30, 071
51, 894

31, 468
44, 131

-42.7
+1.3

-44.6
-39.8

248, 696
515, 081

207, 154 -16.7
342, 842 -33.4

202, 781
213, 381

191, 833
217, 102

138, 239
158, 204

140, 775
173, 890

-5.4
+1.7

+36.3
+24.9

36, 256
27, 116

2 578, 336
2 228, 172
2 806, 508
20, 625
24, 121

84, 423
30, 365

578, 673
336, 203
914, 876
43, 532
35, 627

-43.1
-11.0

-52.6
-32.3

489, 824
284, 107

440, 012 -10.2
293, 712 +3.4

Flaxseed
Production, crop estimate
thous. of bushs
Minneapolis and Duluth:
Receipts
thous. of bushs
Shipments
thous of bushs
Stocks, end of month
thous. of bushs
Imports
thous of bushs
Mill receipts at DuluthSuperior
thous of bushs
Price, No. 1, Minneapolis*
dolls per bush
Linseed oil:
Shipments from Minneapolis -thous. of lbs__
Price, New York
..dolls, per lb_.
Linseed cake and meal:
Shipments from Mmneapalis-thous. of lbs._
Exports
thous. oflbs.I

3

2 16, 838

19, 928

2,140

2,862

-7.6

FOODSTUFFS
Wheat
Visible supply, end of month:
United States
thous. of bushs
Canada
thous. of bushs
Production, crop estimate:
Winter wheat
_
__thous. of bushs
Spring wheat
-thous. of bushs
Total, wheat
thous. of bushs
Receipts, principal markets .. -thous. of bushs..
Shipments, principal markets.thous. of bushs
Exports:
United StatesWheat only_
thous of bushs
Including wheat flour.thous. of bushs..
Canada —
Including wheat flour.thous. of bushs..
Prices:
No. 1, Northern Spring,
Minneapolis *
dolls, per bush
No. 2 Red Winter,
St. Louis *
dolls, per bush
No. 2 Hard Winter,
Kansas City *
dolls, per bush

3
3
3

94, 158
42, 577

101, 669
60, 983

47, 046
32, 134

8,691
13, 575

12, 094
16, 935

18, 335

14, 664

17, 542

22, 058
28, 272

10, 561
15, 955

+13.8
+19.6

-5.5
+9.9

138, 170

82, 980
142, 152

20, 538

13, 050

9,624

23, 215

24, 866

48, 957

80, 633

+7.1

-69.2

360, 504

235, 105 -34.8

1.43

1.35

1.35

1.31

1.28

1.16

1.16

2 3

+10.3

1.39

1.32

1.35

1.32

1.29

1.44

1.45

-2.3

-11.0

1.25

1.23

1.24

1.22

1.19

1.10

1.12

-2.5

+6.3

52, 890

45, 289

9,690

-13.1
+6.6

-3.2
-25.1

479, 203
82, 780

487, 616
79, 146

+1.8
-4.4

11, 587

9,909

-13.2

-3.9

2,130
910, 900
66
12, 536

11, 200
2,175
780, 189
61
10, 401

+6.6
-12.5
-6.5

-25.1
-0.7
-4.9

103, 860
8 105, 311
18, 119
8, 378, 677

106, 389
6 108, 678
17, 482
8, 493, 835

+2.4
+3.2
-3.5
+1.4

6 93, 704

6 95, 886

+2.3

7,500!

|

13,104

8,767

9,977

88,629

-6.4
+2.9

Wheat Flour
Grindings of wheat:
United States
thous of bushs
42, 895
50, 725
47, 583 s 50, 445
43, 859
Canada
thous. of bushs
7,247
7,178
5,745
6,814
7,261
Production:
United States, actual
thous. of bbls_.
9,337
10, 372 « 10, 968
11, 058
9,525
United States, prorated
thous. of bbls
10, 449
12, 562
12, 153
11, 870
Canada
thous. of bbls_.
1,603
1,607
1,283
1,528
1,629
Grain offal, production
thous. of lbs_. 746, 628 882, 931 831, 523 6 886, 004 774, 886
Capacity operated,flourmills. .
per cent
55
62
62
66
58
Consumption (computed)
thous. of bbls._
8,365
11, 686
11,642
10,006
Stocks, all positions, end of
month (computed)
thous. of bbls
10,084
8,800
9,500
8, 700|
2
* See table on pp. 21 and 22 of the November , 1929, issue for
A s of Dec. 1
8
earlier data.
Final estimate




9,473

13,316

7,900
for 1928.

6
6

Revised.
Cumulative through Oct. 31.

38
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1929

The cumulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR
DECREASE (— )

1928
!

July

August

Septem-

Nov.,
October

November

October

November

1929,

from
Oct.,
1929

Nov.,
1929,
from
Nov.,
1928

Perct.
increase
(+)
or decrease
(-)
cumulative
1929
from
1928

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

1928

1929

FOODSTUFFS— Continued
Wheat Flour— Continued
Exports:
United States
* thous. of bbls
Canada
thous of bbls
Wholesale prices:
Standard patents, Minn
dolls, per bbL.
Winter, straights,
Kansas City
dolls, per bbl._

1,085
782

1,076
643

1,163
492

1,311
554

1,156
538

1,381
1,171

1,199
1,159

-11.8
-2.9

-3.6
-53.6

7.69

7.31

7.17

6.91

6.69

6.41

6.23

-3.2

6.24

6. 10

6. 01

5.92

5.59

5.53

-1.5

+7.1

850
9, 493
21, 205
15, 644
6,558

895
5,765
19, 023
13, 643
7,672

693
4.638
19, 532
11, 082
7,913

732
3,924
18, 303
11, 075
8,721

22,622,189
752
3,646
18, 526
9,287
6,453

870
2,271
13, 323
9,044
7,725

32,818,901
2,124
7,223
26, 921
11, 868
7,535

+2.7
-7.1
+1.2
-16.1
-26.0

-64.6
-49.5
-31.2
-21.7
-14.4

12, 624 +14.7
8,915 -9.2

+7.4

6.31

11,010
9,814

Corn
Production, crop estimate
thous. of bushs..
Exports, including meal
thous. of bushs._
Visible supply, end of month -.thous. of bushs ._
Receipts, principal markets. --thous. of bushs..
Shipments, prin. markets
thous. of bushs..
Grindings (starch, glucose)
thous. of bushs..
Prices:
No. 3, Yellow, Chicago*.-. dolls, per bush...
No. 3, Yellow:
Kansas City
-dolls, per bush _
No. 3, White, Chicago*
dolls, per bush..

20, 612

33, 978 +64.8

288, 335
193, 901
80, 374

235, 753 -18.2
157, 094 -19.0
80, 564 1 +0.2

.99

1.01

1.01

.95

.88

.96

.84

-7.4

+4.8

.93
1.00

.99
1.01

.92
1.02

.92
.96

.87
.87

.86
.98

.82
.84

-5.4
-9.4

+6.1
+3.6

4,849
5,518
4, 120
.69

18, 666
9,805
4,624
.61

7,807
9,519
6,209
.60

5,554
9,877
1,795
.59

2 307, 105
3,808
9,886
1,038
.60

16, 797
8,962
11, 639
.63

3 357 487
7,377
9,627
5,263
.62

-31.4
+0.1
-42. 2
+1.7

-48.4
+2.7
-80.3
-3.2

96, 022

63, 557

-33.8

50, 724

31, 429

-38.0

16, 123
8,129
255
.47
854

38, 320
25, 897
837
.43
1,101

13, 833
28, 809
1,080
.48
975

15, 336
32, 069
917
.47
1,156

21,238,654
7,098
29, 720
722
.45
908

13, 872
17, 882
1,653
.42
1,292

31,439,407
10, 834
16, 935
822
.44
1,112

-53.7
-7.3
-21.3
-4.3
-21.5

-34. 5
+75. 5
-12.2
+2.3
-18.3

143, 085

12, 145

14, 228

] 2, 263

14, 632

10, 457

17, 760

13, 988

-28.5

-25.2

138, 040

128, 599

880
6,447
106
1.07

5,766
8, 015
470
.98

3,720
8,889
1, 220
.97

3,405
9,903
562
.97

2 40, 629
1,496
10, 588
22
.95

6,770
4,437
3,098
.94

3 43, 366
1,515
4.143
1,401
.98

-1.3
-56.1
+6.9 +155.6
93 4
-96.1
-3.1
-2.1

25, 842

21,743

-15.9

14, 172

3,495

—75.3

18, 907

23, 761

27, 537

18, 671

20, 076

45, 533

25, 564

-21.5

229, 301

217, 658

-5.1

;;

Barley
Production, crop estimate
thous. of bushs .
Receipts, principal markets. . -thous. of bushs..
Visible supply, end of month. .thous. of bushs..
Exports
_
..
thous. of bushs .
Price, No. 2, Minneapolis*
dolls, per bush..
Oats
Production, crop estimate
thous. of bushs..
Receipts, principal markets. __ thous. of bushs..
Visible supply, end of month, -thous. of bushs _.
Exports, including meal
_ -thous. of bushs _
Price, No. 3, white, Chicago*— dolls, per bush._
Grindings, Canada
- . .thous. of bushs.
Production, oatmeal and rolled
oats, Canada
thous. of Ibs. _

'E
139, 138
-2.8
_. ... _
9,632
6,603 | -31.4

10, 507

10, 239 |

-2.6
-6.8

Rye
Production, crop estimate
thous. of bushs..
Receipts, principal markets .. -thous. of bushs..
Visible supply, end of month. .thous. of bushs..
Exports including
flour
thous of bushs
Price, No. 2, Minneapolis*
dolls, per bush-Total Grains
Total grains exports, incl. flour.thous. of bushs ..

+7.5

Rice
Production, crop estimate
Southern paddy, receipts at
Shipments:
Total from mills
New Orleans
Stocks, end of month
Exports
Imports

thous. of bushs_.
mills
bblS-_

125, 737

2
3 43 240
40, 217
583, 944 1, 387, 795 2, 330, 286 1. 415, 999 2, 113, 697 1, 935, 761

-39.2

-26.9

9, 304, 426

8,349,256i -10.3

pockets
pockets
pockets
pockets
pockets

515, 342
113, 969
485, 177
231, 401
6,556

506, 895
841, 027 1, 376, 400 1, 133, 769 1, 245, 714 1, 277, 631
126, 470
156, 232
249, 474
178, 168
202, 697
251, 453
506, 953 1, 099, 055 2, 173, 838 2, 551, 417 2, 142, 144 2, 886, 600
221, 314
131, 509
229, 686
340, 753
228, 255
408, 917
5,549
6,292
6,662
12, 494
8,864
16, 663

-17.6
-28.6
+17.4
+48.4
+87.5

-11.3
-29.1
-11.6
16 7
-25.0

9, 193 849
1,811,038

9,039,612! -1.7
1, 596,801j -11.8

3, 251, 426
306, 210

3, 439, 928 +46.3
201, 641 -34.1

10, 392
19, 331

+17.4
-61.4

-9.7
-27.3

107, 941

95, 280 1 -11.7

465, 350
17, 593
2,158
11, 671

-51.0
-4S.7
+3.3

-13.0
+30. 4
-23. 4

237, 754
32, 148
80, 862

|l
231, 786 I -2.5
33, 166
126, 537 +56.5

19, 967
8,410
3,713
11, 399

r 7
18, 833
7,753 - -7.8
3, 393
-8.6
10, 947
-4.0

(109 Ibs )
(100 Ibs.) _
(100 Ibs.) —
(100 Ibs.) .
(100 Ibs.)-.

Other Crops
Apples:
Production, crop estimates
thous. of bushs..
Cold-storage holdings,
end of month
thous. of bbls..
Car-lot shipments
carloads. .
Potatoes:
Production, crop estimate thous. of bushs. _
Car-lot shipments
. carloads __
Onions, car-lot shipments.
carloads..
Citrus fruits, car-lot shipments
carloads.Hay, all tame: > -.* ,
Production, crop estimates.thous. of tons..

2

31
1,903

79
3, 532;

1, 633
13, 114

2

19, 359
2,351
8,152

16, 871 :
2, 545
7, 348!

23,978
5, 040
5, 684

31, 253
5,484
8,652
2

3

139, 754

9,387
14, 046 j

7,997
36, 366

357, 451
15, 299
2,815
8,935

186, 893

8,733
44, 034
3

28, 921
4,115
5,868

3

101, 715

; +3.2

93 951

Cattle and Beef
Cattle movements, primary markets:
1,659
Receipts
thousands
592
Shipments, total
thousands
173
Shipments, stocker and feeder. . thousands. .
1,039
Local slaughter..
thousands..
Beef products:
Production, inspected
..thous. of Ibs..
402,501
Apparent consumption
thous. of lbs_.
420, 212
Exports
thous. of lbs_.
2,238
C old-storage holdings,
'_»•* a
end of month
thous. of Ibs..
45, 930

1,616
685
267
933

406, 700
419, 494
-_ M57

2,099
883
423
1,118

2,401
1,267
757
1,168

1,939
1,009
556
957

2,541
1,327
799
1,195

1, 963;
944
497 1
1, 033

-19.2
-20.4
-26.6
-13.1

-1.2
+6.9
+11.9

419, 281
458, 439
423, 701 « 453, 541
1,223
1,259

399, 272
386, 258
1,100

430, 688
421, 850
1,276

410, 226
397, 635
934

-12.9
-14.8
— 13. 1

-2.7
-2.9'
+17.8

93, 447

58, 036

79, 633

+29.7

+17.3

4' S

. 48,014

56, 434 « 72, 059
* See table on pp. 21 and 22 of the November, 1929, issue for earlier data.




-7.8;

2

As of Dec. 1.

3

Final estimate for 1928.

4, 360, 995 4, 356, 733 -0.1
4, 457, 507 4, 434, 098
+0.6
12, 447
15, 175 +21.9
5

Revised.

39
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1929
The cumulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR

1928

DECREASE (— )

July

August

September

October

November

October

No v e m
b e r -

Nov.,
1929,
from
Oct.,
1929

Nov.,
1929,
from
Nov.,
1928

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

1928

1929

Per ct.
increase

(}

t

or decrease
(-)
cumulative
1929
from
1928

FOODSTUFFS-Continued
Cattle and Beef— Continued
Prices:
Cattle, corn-fed, Chicago.dolls. per 100 lbs_.
Steer rounds, No 2
dolls per Ib
Western dressed steers, N. Y. dolls, per lb_.

14.69
. 238
.251

13.80
.236
.250

13.31
.236
. 238

12.69
.240
.236

14.63
.255
.282

14.28
.253
.262

-4.7
+1.7
-0.8

-11.1
-5.1
-9.9

2,930
1,124
38
1,810

3,062
1,123
40
1,923

3,674
1,377
50
2,310

3,910
1,394
52
2,521

3,666
1,341
65
2,311

4,075
1, 475
62
2,602

+6.4
+1.2
+4.0
+9.1

-4.0
-5.5
-16.1
-3.1

41, 754
15, 661
687
26, 054

586, 150
617, 430
87, 277

552, 490
614, 118
84, 650

651, 682
5 718, 066
97, 081

738, 489
658, 675
114, 707

623, 716
675, 222
75, 384

741, 385
641, 378
88, 592

+13.3
-8.3
+18.2

-0.4
+2.7
+29.5

7, 610, 168
6, 696, 633
975, 114

899, 485
719, 400

754, 188 « 591, 247
600, 498 s 491, 402

556, 878
488, 694

516, 634
433, 160

529, 019
461, 762

-5.8
-0.6

+5.3
+5.8

121, 894
55, 487

114, 179
58, 329

128, 951
70, 698

83, 257

113, 968
59, 865

141, 720
67, 716

+17.8

+23.0

180, 085

153, 690

s 99, 845

68, 184

83,474

67, 257

-31.7

+1.4

10.66
.275
.124

9.96
.267
.122

9.65
.242
.114

9.27
.218
.109

10.03
.260
.124

9.02
.243
.121

-3.9
-9.9
-4.4

+2.8
-10.3
-9.9

2,112
876
231
1,216

2,537
1,384
639
1,155

3,353
1,969
1,027
1,301

4,091
2,818
1,831
1,326

2,167
1,207
575
994

3,938
2,485
1, 466
1, 403

2,053
1,091
544
1,016

-47.0
-57.2
-68.6
-25.0

+5.6
+10.6
+5.7
-2.2

23, 987
12, 630
4,816
11, 335

46, 804
47, 563

49, 096
48, 743

50, 158
49, 551

52, 677
5 51, 963

45, 233
45, 056

54, 107
52, 077

45, 546
44, 756

-14.1
-13.3

-0.7
+0.7

481, 472
482, 509

2,639

3,159

4,113

« 4, 992

5,192

4,321

5,472

+4.0

-5.1

5.55
13.80

5.16
12.88

4.68
12.55

4.63
12.09

4.98
11.97

5.35
13.08

5.31
12.69

+7.6
-1.0

-6.2
-5.7

81, 068

76, 539

71,511

s 63, 914

72, 453

52, 201

60, 392

+13.4

+20.0

Production, inspected
thous. of lbs._ 1, 125, 221 1, 041, 946 1, 021, 929 1, 162, 798 1, 182, 995 1, 108, 511 1, 197, 158
727, 970
Cold-storage holdings, end mo_ —thous. of Ibs.. 1, 147, 001 1, 027, 197
631, 192
674, 516
886, 246 s 732, 212
Apparent consumption
_ thous. of Ibs
1, 072, 095 1, 085, 667 1, 087, 369 s 1,223, 571 1, 089, 988 1, 149, 149 1, 083, 769

+1.7
-0.6
-10.8

14.98
2.38
.255

Hogs and Pork
Hog movements, primary markets:
Receipts
thousands-3,257
Shipments, total
thousands
1,199
Shipments, stocker and feeder, -thousands. .
38
Local slaughter
thousands
2,055
Pork products, total:
Production, inspected
thous. of lbs__
675, 915
Apparent consumption
thous. of Ibs .
604, 320
Exports
thous. of lbs_.
96, 298
Cold-storage holdings, end of month:
Total
thous of Ibs
1, 017, 364
Fresh and cured
thous. of Ibs
814, 354
Lard (included in pork products) :
Production
thous. of Ibs
139, 693
Exports
thous. of Ibs..
64, 274
Cold-storage holdings,
end of month.
thous. of Ibs
203, 010
Prices:
Hogs, heavy, Chicago, dolls, per 100 Ibs
11.20
Ham, smoked, Chicago
dolls, per lb._
.267
Lard, prime contract, N. Y__dolls. perlb_.
.125

39, 344
14, 670
569
24, 656

-5.8
-6.3
-17.2
-5.4

7, 579, 023 -0.4
6, 695, 019
0.0
1, 086, 996 +11.5

61,411,529 6 1, 441, 549 +2.1
673,328
749, 061 +11.2
fe k

Sheep and Lambs
Sheep movement, primary market:
Receipts
thousands
Shipments, total
...
thousands
Shipments, stocker and feeder. thousands _.
Local slaughter
thousands
Lamb and mutton:
Production, inspected
thous. of lbs__
Apparent consumption
thous. of lbs__
Cold-storage holdings,
end of month
thous. of lbs_.
Prices:
Sheep, ewes, Chicago
dolls, per 100 Ibs..
Sheep, lambs, Chicago... dolls, per 1001bs._

25, 133 +4.8
13, 241 +4.8
5,382 +11.8
11, 876 +4.8

501, 749
106, 097

few
+4.2
-78.0

Miscellaneous Meats
Cold storage holdings, end of mo_thous. of Ibs..
Total Meats

-1.2 12, 452, 633 12, 437, 512
+7.9
+0.6 11, 636, 649 11, 685, 213

-0.1
+0.4

Poultry
Receipts at 5 markets ._ _ _ _
thous. of Ibs
Cold-storage holdings, end of mo.thous. of Ibs..

22, 548
40, 896

26, 150
49, 010

28, 477
61, 976

37, 725
5 86, 873

73, 662
115,818

35, 613
58, 093

60, 812
79, 173

+95.3
+33. 3

+21.1
+46.3

285, 939

312, 192

43, 185
51, 334

43, 903
64, 723

50, 270
72, 198

33, 243
75, 323

27, 332
78, 968

27, 129
73, 410

23, 236
77, 677

-17.8
+4.8

+17.6
+1.7

275, 425

355, 153 +28.9

367, 842
38, 983

830, 404
53, 100

937, 041
118, 250

584, 590
162, 831

177, 252

810, 723
253, 265

504, 854
145, 725

+8.9

+21.6

thous . of Ibs
thous. of Ibs..

173, 314
68, 104

144, 436
54, 885

117, 431
44, 500

109, 733
.42,963

90, 631
38, 228

5 105, 894
41, 884

5 87, 745
36, 616

-17.4
-11.0

+3.3
+4.4

thous. of Ibs
thous. of lbs__
dolls, per Ib

151,621
241, 232
.42

168, 952
185, 708
.43

158, 541
174, 193
.46

5 138, 405
172, 923
.46

111,617
153, 125
.43

105, 811
171, 922
.48

70, 985
158, 919
.51

19 4
-11.4
-6.5

+57.2
-3.6
-15.7

37, 751
18, 605
39, 453
106, 009
5,268
138
11.047

30, 373
15, 289
38, 414
102, 849
4,929
284
16, 954

27, 665
14, 344
42, 329
« 94, 879
6,911
195
17, 144

22, 554
11,828
37, 112
87, 093
6,902
130
13, 925

541,017
18, 665
43, 522
97, 421
9,410
204
24,282

5 32, 340
14, 180
42, 506
89, 970
9,379
278
15,431

-18.5
-17.5
-12.3
-8.2
-0.1
-33.3
-18.8

-30.3
-16.6
-12.7
-3.2
-26.4
-53.2
-9.8

86, 558
.23

84, 815
.24

5 78, 058
.24

74, 325
-8.8
71, 210
82, 318
.24
.26
.25
0.0
6 Cu mulative • hrough Oc t. 31.

-4.2
-4.0

+9.2

Fish
Total catch, prin. ports.-- _ thous. of bbls
Cold-storage holdings, 15th of mo thous. of lbs__
Canned salmon:
Shipments, United States.
cases
Exports, Canada
cases . _

6 4, 607, 711 6 4, 550, 124
1, 169, 725 1, 101, 039

12
-5.9

1, 394, 565
541, 910

1,482,623
562, 825

+6.3
+3.9

1, 923, 335

1,952,066

+1.5

495, 015
184, 923
457, 092

352, 257
168, 020
424, 319

-28.8
-9.1
-7.2

Butter
Production (factory)
___
Receipts, 5 markets
C old-storage holdings, creamery,
end of month
_
Apparent consumption
Wholesale price, New York
Cheese
Total, all varieties:
Production (factory)
._ thous. of Ibs
47, 004
Receipts, 5 markets
thous. of Ibs..
20, 548
Apparent consumption
thous. of Ibs..
36, 607
Cold-storage holdings,end mo.thous. of lbs._
98, 070
Imports
thous. of Ibs..
6,653
Exports, United States
thous. of lbs._
285
Exports, Canada
_
thous. of Ibs—
15, 074
American whole milk:
Cold-storage holdings,
end of month
..thous. of Ibs
79, 907
Wholesale price, New York dolls per Ib
.23
«Re^-ised.




72, 566
2,411
108, 579

69, 408 -4.4
2, 403 -0.3
87, 983 -19.0

40

TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1
The cumulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR
DECREASE (— )

1928

1929

!
July

August

Se

berm~ ^

Nov.,
October

November

October

November

1929,

Nov.,
1928

from

Per ct.
increase
or decrease

Nov.,
1929,

Oct.,
1929

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

from

1928

1929

cumulative
1929
from
1928

FOODSTUFFS— C ontinued
Eggs
Receipts, 5 markets
thous of cases
Cold-storage holdings, end of month:
Case
thous of cases
Frozen
thous of Ibs

1,409

1,151

944!

735

532

794

546

8,962
91,488

8,547
86, 693

7,195
81, 541

M,930
s 70, 331

2,630
61, 771

6,247
73, 327

3,542
64,201

-46.7
-12.2

-25.7
-3.8

34, 750
29, 890

32, 142
29, 217

29,893!
30, 038J

29, 182
5 27, 559

27, 126
24, 238

23, 949
14,429

18,864
14, 759

-7.0
-12.1

+43.8
+64.2

28,883
9,221
3,865
6.13

26, 950
8,751
3,366
6.13

24, 237
8,019
3,116
6.13

23, 614
s 7, 735
4,019
6.13

21, 732
6,695
2,771
6.13

17, 818
4,840
2,531
6.18

13,588
3,640
3,335
6.18

-8.0| +59.9
-13.4 +83.9
-31.1 -16.9
-0.8
0.0

281, 137
215, 878
5,929
4.30

272, 427
186, 717
4,609
4.30

249, 936 s 244, 035
192, 761 5 192, 084
3,703
5,179
4.21
3.95

230, 043
183, 835
4,767
3.95

164, 989
138, 808
5, 264
4.58

158, 293
136, 271
6,275
4.58

-5.7
-4.3
-8.0
0.0

+45.3
+34.9

261, 989

180, 084

136, 738

124, 434

107, 119

118, 848

95, 642

-13,9

+12.0

33, 921
400
7,786

33, 491
250
8,069

30, 775
329
7,780

s 29, 118
678
* 6, 879

29, 021
446
6, 846

16, 864
313
6,284

13, 824
502
6,188

-0.3 +109. 9
-34.2 -11.2
-0.5 +10.6

20, 114
119, 886

19, 115
114, 768

18, 273
116, 205

18, 699
116, 449

111, 999

18, 385
116, 849

16, 886
108, 685

32, 021

25, 737

21, 974

20, 274

21, 678

7, 045

8,144

8,824

10, 321

9,486

9,151

8,931

156, 633
359, 393
445, 904
864, 589

90, 022
410, 479
504, 207
830, 508

120, 481
292, 699
322, 716
873, 286

92, 684
256, 953
380, 758
798, 870

31, 962
182, 891
305, 946
728,484

104, 841
257, 825
436, 122
357, 506

57, G02
229, 477
404, 450
234, 429J

93, 673
42, 889
11, 631

89, 294
47, 419
8,579

47, 447
49, 631
5,705

60, 610
39, 375
5,674

37, 394
43, 783
4,454

61, 799
32, 920
11, 971

48, 231
25, 007
14, 887

.038
.052
.057
116

.308
.054
.060
120

.040
.053
.061
122

.040
.054
.061
122

.038
.050
.061
122

.039
.052
.062
126

153, 925
428, 066
978, 543

211, 090
464, 310
739, 068

120, 530
349, 972
503, 592

94, 130
241, 256
326. 927

88, 875
174, 904
254, 694

17, 962

26, 174

34, 779

38, 523

37, 673

864

875

925

1,004

5,448
760
1,056

5,269
685
1,191

5,227
689
1,266

5, 043
686
1,365

1,267
634
.163

1,242
655
.161

1,234
642
.158

6,734
.310

7,019
.310

8,737
.310

7,224
18, 862
.106S

5,238
15, 922
.1081

4,459
10, 481
.1100

-27.6

15, 077

-2.9

35, 732

38, 177

+6.8

71, 969

63, 583

-11.7

3,653
65, 613

4,781 +30.9
75, 494 +15. 1

15, 532

-2.6

!

Milk

Condensed milk:
Total stocks, mfrs., end mo.—
Case goods
thous. of lbs._
Bulk goods
thous of Ibs
Unsold stocks, mfrs., end mo. —
Case goods
thous of Ibs
Bulk goods
thous
Exports
thous. oflbs._
Wholesale price, New York.dolls. per case..
Evaporated milk:
Manufacturers' stocks, end of mo.—
Total case goods
thous of Ibs
Unsold case goods
thous of Ibs
Exports
thous. of lbs._
Wholesale price, New York.dolls. per case..
Production, condensed and
evaporated milk
thous of Ibs
Powdered milk:
Manufrs' stocks end mo
thous of Ibs
Exports
thous. of lbs._
Net new orders
thous. of Ibs. _
Fluid milk:
Receipts —
Boston (includ. cream).. thous. of qts__
Greater New York
thous. of qts__
ProductionMinneapolis, St. Paul thous. of lbs__
Consumption in manufacture
of oleomargarine
thous. of lbs_.

-24.0
-13.8

-3.8

-8.1

6 180, 402
1, 249, 721

+6.2

6 184, 138
1, 260, 848

84,871

+3.0

89, 672

+2.1
+0.9
+5.7

Sugar

Raw:
Imports—
From Hawaii, Porto Rico.. -long tons..
From foreign countries __ __ long tons
Meltings, 8 ports
long tons
Stocks at refineries, end month. long tons..
Refined:
Shipments, 2 ports
long tons
Stocks, 2 ports
long tons
Exports, including maple
long tons
Prices:
Wholesale, 96° centrif., N. Y.dolls. per lb._
Wholesale, granulated, N. Y.dolls. per Ib .
Retail, granulated, N. Y
dolls, per lb._
Retail average, 51 cities.. ..relative to 1913- .
Cuban movement (raw) :
Receipts at Cuban ports ..
long tons
Exports
long tons..
Stocks end of month
long tons

-65.5 -44.5
-28.8 -20. 3
-19.6 -24.4
-8.8 +210. 7

1, 344, 595
3, 249, 264
4, 441, 053

1, 178, 510 -12.4
4, 206, 158 +29.4
4, 541, 106 +2.3

-38.3
+11.2
-21.5

-22.5
+75.1
-70.1

669, 038

757, 905 +13.3

.039
.051
.060
124

-5.0
-7.4
0.0
0.0

-2.6
-2.0
+1.7
-1.6

154, 547
323, 317
446, 210

123, 919
287, 075
288, 393

-5.6
-27.5
22 1

-28.3
-39.1
-11.7

822

809

882

-18.1

-6.8

11,029

10, 275

4,979
598
1,446

5,390
693
1,157

5,393
752
1,287

-1.3
-12.8
+5.9

-7.7
-20.5
+12. 4

103, 682

3,877,553
3, 716, 799

88, 533 |

-14.6

4, 775, 959 +23.2
4, 474, 713 +20.4

Candy
Sales by manufacturers

thous of dolls

|

Coffee
Imports
__
thous. of bags.Visible supply:
World
thous. of bags__
United States
thous of bass
Receipts, total, Brazil.
thous. of bags—
Clearances:
Total, Brazil, for world
thous. of bags..
Total, Brazil, for U. S
thous. of bags_.
Price, Rio No. 7, Brazil grades.. .dolls, per lbTea
Imports
thous of Ibs
Price, Formosa fine, New York. .dolls. perlb._

1,324 !
682 i
.139

-6.8

13, 085

13, 053

-0.2

-8.3 +22.3

12, 494
6,626

12, 773
6,551

+2.2
-1.1

80, 693

1, 214
573
.116

1,330
667
.178 !

993
544
.181

-16.0
-16.5

+5.3
-35. 9

10, 55£
.31C

9,087
.310

10, 512
.310

9,417
.310

-13. S
O.C

-3.5
0.0

80, 719

18, 491r ;
16, 14' \
.108CI

40, 483
14, 270
.0920

15, 32f 1
5, 45C
1

33, 805 +118. £ +19.8
6, 636
-11. C +115.0
. 1055 -13. £> -12. 8

221, 70£
155, 134

Cocoa
Shipments from the Gold and
Nigerian Coasts, Africa
Imports
"
Spot price Accra New York

longtons..
long tons
dolls

251, 170 I +13.3
203, 774 +31.4

TOBACCO
31,374,547
2 1, 500, 891
Production, crop estimate
thous. of lbs_Consumption (tax-paid withdrawals) :
-1.2 6, 041, 75<) 6, 140, 82C +1.6
630, 531 -11.5 }
701,711 ! 622, 938
723, 31**
598, 583
591, 738
589, 282
Large cigars
thousands Small cigarettes
thousands 10, 724, 403 10, 930, 628 10, 350, 544 111,202,29^t 9,041,043 9, 921, 53''1 8,536,426 -19.;J +5.9 98, 400, 864t l 110, 777, 486 ! +12.6
16 (), -6. 0
358, 74C\
30, 146
353,072
35, 33,r}
-1.6
28, 342
32, 260 1
33, 73£)l
32, 694
34, 47C
Manufac. tobacco and snufiL.thous. of Ibs.,
6 Cumul ative thr ough Oct. 31.
JRevi sed.
3 Final estimate fc>r 1928.
2 As of Dec. 1.




41

TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1929
The cumulative* shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR

1938

DECREASE (— )

August

July

Se

e m

be r "

October

November

October

November

Nov.,
1929,
from
Nov.,
1928

Nov.,
1929,
from
Oct.,
1929

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

1928

1929

Per ct.
increase

(}

t

or decrease
(-)
cumulative
1929
from
1928

TOBACCO— Continued
Exports:
Unmanufactured
thbus. of lbs_.
26, 26C
504, 565
Cigarettes
. - thousands
Sales of loose-leaf warehouses
thous. of lbs_.
5,887
Stocks, end of quarter:
Chewing, smoking, snuff, and
export
thous. of Ibs 71,241,274
Cigar tobacco
thous of Ibs 7 < 346, 595
Total, including imported
thous. of Ibs
1, 683, 732

41, 343
659, 187
76, 238

55, 965
558, 249
133, 771

79, 150
586, 767
166, 456

72, 609
433, 294
151,945

88, 509
78, 170
956, 846 1,114,381
122, 627
142, 034

-7.1
515, 277
-61.1 10, 596, 718
675, ICO
+7.0

501, 488 -2.7
7, 771, 644 -26.7
819,082 +21.3

-2.2
9 7
—4.3

»1,274,580
» 308, 660
9
1,679,477

81,214,166
8
313, 147
8
1,611,938

-8.3
-26.2
-8.7

-4.7
+1 5
—4.0

-10.9
-5.4
-25.2
-38.0
-32.2
-19.5

+1.3
+11.0
-16.2
-33.5
+1.5
+39.7

-28.1
30 2

-55.6
-51.7

-10.2
-13.2
-3.9

+10.0 9, 410, 118 10, 449, 272 +11.0
+5.2 2, 711, 635 3, 038, 775 +12.1
+2.8 23, 982, 487 26, 085, 255 +8.8

TRANSPORTATION
River and Canal Cargo Traffic
Panama Canal:
2,582
2,433
Total cargo traffic
thous. of long tons
2,502
2,681
2,598
2,846
2,535
1,311
1,194
In American vessels ___thous. of long tons__
1,195
1,145
1,335
1,344
1,271
639
600
In British vessels
thous. of long tons
583
774
679
691
579
14, 085
13, 358
Sault Ste. Marie canals
thous. of short tons..
11,213
6,952
13, 603
10, 458
14, 120
380
New York State canals. __thous. of short tons.389
444
333
536
491
328
160, 903 140, 464
199, 955
206, 188
Cape Cod Canal.
short tons
175, 179
243, 668
196, 259
2,762
2,772
Suez Canal
thous of met tons
2.622
2,745
2,749
2,997
Welland Canal
short tons
628, 041 612, 943 574, 241 623, 651 448, 150 1, 115, 190 1, 008, 483
St Lawrence Canal
short tons
749, 287
523, 328 1,270,051 1, 082, 545
781, 310 809, 323 775, 772
120, 444
85, COO
90, 947
Mississippi River Govt. barges
short tons__
94, 141
137, 000
148, 218
Ohio River, Pittsburgh, Pa., to
Wheeling, W. Va
..short tons__ 1, 088, 912 1, 080, 996 1, 144, 682 1, 151, 819 1, 034, 382 1,010,860
940, 397
330, 123 364, 309! 366, 351 317,967
Allegheny River
short tons
377, 744 302, 344
396, 514
Monongahela River
short tons. 2, 396, 993 2, 500, 617 2, 374, 949 2, 464, 099 2, 367, 506 2,396,557 2, 302, 719

26,679
12,449
7,445
85, 731
3,139
1, 251, 944
6 26, 823
7, 329, 824
8, 326, 704

28,927 +8.4
13,626 +9.5
7,545 +1.3
92, 140 +7.5
2,877 -8.3
1, 975, 654 +57. 8
6 28, 891 +7.7
4, 722, 263 -35.6
5, 660, 813 -32.0

Ocean Traffic
Clearances, vessels in foreign trade:
Total
thous of net tons
American
thous of net tons
Foreign
thous. of net tons

6,971
2,982
3,989

7, 806
3, 252
4,554

7,764
3,612
4,152

7,148
4,318

4,913
1,382

384

260

169

340, 740
181, 198
114, 826

105, 017
54, 263
21, 128

8,099
3,176
4,923

8,428
3,219
5,208

7,559
2,833
4,726

7,503
3,041
4,463

21, 585
15, 708

32, 298
21, 497

28, 325
24,322

8,620
2,167

160

215

254

400

197,923
96, 577
58, 485

158, 112
87, 985
31, 021

118, 523
72, 612
12, 117

124, 194
SO, 956
17, 066

3

12

127

436
34

73, 776
29, 416
44, 360

76, 887
29, 829
47, 058

+4.2
+1.4
+6.1

44

112

44

-7.1 -10.2
1 9 -17.4
-3.9
-10.6

Shipbuilding
Completed during month:
Total
gross tons..
Steel seagoing
_ _ gross tons
Building or under contract, end of month:
Merchant vessels
thous. of gross tons

6 155, 139
e 95, 059

-4.0

+127. 2

2,590

6 180, 751 +16.5
6 99, 991 +5.2
2,622

+1.2

Freight Cars
Surplus (daily av. last week of month) :
Total
cars
Box_
cars
Coal
__
cars
Shortage (daily av. last week of month) :
Total
cars
Box
.
cars
Coal
cars
Car loadings:
Total
cars
Grain and grain products
cars
Livestock
cars
Coal and coke
.
cars
Forest products
cars
Ore
cars
Merchandise and 1. c. 1
cars
Miscellaneous __
cars

222, 539 +174. 4
104, 272 +123. 8
75, 799

4, 153, 220 5, 590, 853 4, 538, 575 4, 677, 375 4, 891, 835 4, 703, 982 *5,144,208
315, 570
199, 367
246, 696
185, 681 191, 975
219, 320 6263,200
121, 285
123, 644
91, 969
149, 101 156, 889
154, 670 « 159, 246
644, 715 916, 215 811,081 877, 576 1, 001, 992
869, 300 si.021,837
343, 449 251, 726
254, 356
245, 036
275, 208
264, 6eo « 3 17, 6 26
304, 962 378, 560 274, 599 240, 164
146, 073
240, 985 « 162, 825
996, 357 1, 307, 417 1, 048, 579 1, 086, 068 1, 276, 2S6 1,081,804 51,277,242
1, 623, 485 2, 208, 357 1, 829, 579 1, 884, 399 1, 843, 412 1, 873, 213 H,942,232

+53. 1
+73.8
+51.5

+4.6
+3.4
+5.2
+14.2
+8.2
-39.2
+17.5
-2.2

-4.9 48, 072, 952 49, 448, 796 +2.9
-27.1 2, 324, 236 2, 234, 783 -3.8
-1.5 1, 407, 746 1, 317, 151 -6.4
-1.9 8, 551, 015 9, 043, 386 +5.8
-13.4 3,111,478 3, OC8, 984 -1.4
-10.3 1, 868, 873 2, 248, 411 +20.3
-0.1 12, 221, 773 12, 292, 355 +0.6
-5.1 18, 587, 831 19, 243, 726 +3.5

Railroad Operations
Operating revenue:
Freight
Passenger
Total operating
Operating expenses
Net operating income
Freight carried

thous of dolls
thous. of dolls
thous. of dolls
thous of dolls
thous. of dolls
mills, ton-miles

416, 405
79, 551
557, 56S
389, 262
122, 783
41,991

446, 001
84, 267
586, 563
395, 686
152, 232
44, 944

434, 972
75, 736
566, 720
383. 349
133, 898
44, 219

483, 038
66, 118
608,661
404, 327
152, 987
47, 814

5 493, OC4
* 69. 660
5 618, 751
M02,161
5 165, 623
e 48, 234

415, 124
65, 156
531, 219
374, 154
113, 695
41, 965

57, 039
2,536

59, 371
2,578

59, 097
2,571

7,833
13.8
187
343
84

8,177
13.9
102
331
4

4,671
15.1
68
313
41

|

Railway Equipment
Locomotives (Am. Ry. Assn.):
Owned, end of monthQuantity.
number
57, 477
57, 355 6 57, 195
57, 635
Tractive power
mills of Ibs
2,540
2,541
2,540
2,538
In bad order, end of monthQuantity
number
7,668
7,681
7,106
7,631
Per cent of total in use
per cent..
12.4
13.4
13.5
13.4
Installed
number..
153
120
127
166
Retired.
_
number-369
306
248
327
3
New orders
number..
31
84
36
125
Shipments, manufacturers' (Census)—
Total
number
129
69
75
66
Steam, domestic
.number..
39
117
60
90
Electric, domestic
number..
3
6
7i
6
5
7
Revised.
6 Cumulative through Oct. 31.
Quarter ending June 30, 1929.




-0.3
-0.1

-3.5
-1.4

+2.6 +67.7
-8.6
+3.0
+12.7 +175. 0
+9.6
+4.9
-32.8 +104.9

1,258
2,913
294

1, 564 +24.3
3,224 +10.7
881 +199. 7

783 +54.7
506
35
-1.0 +171.4
645 +94.9
331
20 -16.7 +275. 0
88
38 -56.8
1
» Quarter ending Sept. 30, 1928.
* Quarter ending Sept. 30,1929.
95
75

36
26

42
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1929

The cumulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

TRANSPORTATION— Continued
Railway Equipment— Continued
Locomotives— Continued.
Unfilled orders (railroads), end of mo.—From manufacturers
number
In railroad shops
number
Unfilled orders, manufacturers' '(Census)—
Total
number
Steam domestic
number
Electric, domestic
number
Exports, steam
_
..number
Freight cars (Am. Ry. Assn.):
Owned, end of month —
Quantity
thous of cars
Capacity
mills of Ibs
In bad order, end of month —
Quantity
cars
Per cent of total in use
per cent
New orders.
cars
Shipments—
Total __
cars
Domestic
cars-Unfilled orders (railroads)—
Total
cars
From manufacturers
cars
Passengers cars:
New orders
Shipments—
Total- _
Domestic

cars

August

September

October

November

October

November

Nov.,
1929,

from
Oct.,
1929

Nov.,
1929,
from
Nov.,
1928 •

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

1938

,

1929

Perct.
increase
(+)
or decrease
(-)
cumulative
1929
from
1928

365
45

370
25

329
25

248
46

234
65

104
17

97
26

-5.6 +141. 2
+41.3 +150. 0

539
490
18
32

436
392
13
30

429
347
55
20

423
347
49
11

398
340
49
21

170
113
29
8

152
104
31
21

-5.9 +161. 8
-2.0 +226. 9
0.0 +58.1

+90.9

0.0

2,267
209, 095

2,268
208,897

2,265
2,266
209,001 « 209, 137

2,264
209, 325

2,292
210, 092

2,288
209, 826

+0.1

-1.0
-0.2j

137, 495
6.2
242

134, 253
6.0
2,562

132, 611
6.0
4,257

126,055
5.7
» 17, 207

124, 257
5.6
5,126

138, 238
6.2
1,635

139, 053
6.2
6,100

-1.4
-1.8
-70.2

-10.6
-9.7
-16.0

32, 371

88, 523 +173. 5

7,109
6,963

7,811
7,633

7,614
7,239

7,818
7,363

6,956
6,891

2,507
2,345

1,640
1,549

-11.0 +323.5
-6.4 +344. 9

37, 797
36, 657

64,359 +70.3
61, 254 +67.1

36, 014
31, 590
4,424

31, 671
27, 289
4,382

29, 317
25,554
3,763

33,123
29,857
3,266

30, 069
25, 677
4,392

5,437
1,880
3,557

13, 850
10, 271
3,579

+34.5 +22.7

89

149

51

57

56

2

1,762

1, 185 -32.7

1,051
381

1,010
-3.9
902 +136. 7

195

205

+5.1

-9.2 +117. 1
-24.0 +150. 0

+11.8

166 +173. 9

cars
cars

64
53

76
64

96
77

69
69

number

593, 324
131,511

523,623
112, 574

220, 766
49, 102

67, 012
12, 415

68, 997
10, 466

39, 517
4,875

20, OC8
37, 636

22, 778
70, 783

28,020
85, 946

26,740
47, 757

29, 917
49, 831

24,805
23,198

e 247, 135
6 400, 490

6 229, 577
6 423, 739

5,086
56, 339
18, 115

5,571
70, 551
11,295

5,150
49,429
9,135

4,907
39, 767
8,485

7,479
34, 643
8,494

6,549
22, 380
9,441

6
62, 786
6 404, 419
181, 254

6
45, 240 -27.9
e 404, 841 +0.1
188, 530 +4.0

7,230
2,939

7,927
3,287

7,483
3,031

6,800
2,721

6,650
2,738

5,751
2,466

63
3.94

65
4.13

69
4.02

75
4.11

72
4.07

70
4.13

71.2

71.9

«74.3

76.3

66.4

68.8

75, 141
15, 905

75, 898
17, 601

75, 608
18, 197

79, 653
20, 047

72, 464
18, 565

71, 213
17, 649

e 681, 466
6 167, 60u

6 752, 629 +10.4
6 181, 437 +8.3

11, 679
14, 843
1,528

12, 037
15, 316
1, 688

11, 531
14, 751
1,724

12, 485
15, 947
2,029

11, 765
14, 928
2,247

10, 623
13, 661
1,770

e 108, 639
e 13f5, 187
6 17, 823

6 115, 648
6 146, 767
6 16, 939

178, 000
71, 000

179, 500
73,000

185, 000
80,000

197, 500
83,000

190, 796
73, 671

198, 033
81, 364

722, 289
8. 244

724, 812
8.260

704, 818
8.260

774, 466
8.272

795, 140
8.129

759, 254
8. 137

8, 013
3, 054
4, 959

5 g 354
« 2, 835
s 5, 519

5 8, 060
s 2, 471
5 5, 589

8,685
2,725
5,960

7,922
2,873
5,049

7,753
2,788
4,965

6 76, 185
6 29, 148
e 43, 037

e 80, 504 +5.7
6 29, 218 +0.2
6 51, 298 +19.2

368
7, 645

390
5 7 964

380
s 7, 680

389
8,296

374
7,548

373
7,378

6 4, 245
<67, 987

6 3, 844 -9.4
e 76, 660 +12.8

1,411
1, 393
129
«159,500

1,447
1,428
133
163, 400

1,477
1,455
136
170, 100

1,594
1,559
126

1,46C
1,43S
15£
164, 90C

1,442
1,417
137
174, 800

6 13, 048
6
12, 875
e 1, 328

6 14, 496 +11.1
6 14, 240 +10.6
6 1, 218 -8.3

129. 0
1923 25 \!
113. 4
1923 25
141. 3
1923 25
120.5
1923 25
114.7
1923 25
129.4
1923-25..
5
Revised.

128.2
108.7
135.5
127.9
132.7
127.0

135.8
118.2
140.6
138.0
126.3
143.1

134.6
126.2
136.9
133.0
131.2
133 8

132. C
119. 2
143. t
133.4
129.7
148."

133.3
126.0
145.7
138.9
127.6
156.7

.

Passenger Travel
National parks:
Visitors

Arrivals from abroad:
Immigrants
number
United States citizens
number
Departures abroad:
Emigrants
number
United States citizens
number
Passports issued
number. Pullman company operations:
Revenue
thous of dolls
Passengers carried
thousands
Trend of business in hotels:
Average snip r>p

July

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR
DECREASE (— )

1928

"i~~~ d

t/dpcuaiy-.

189
149

8,895

68
68

166 +115.9

+4.8

+13.9
-10.2

-5.8

6
68, 566
6 28, 700

6 70, 155
6 28, 267

-7.1
+5.8

+2.3
-1.5

Warehouses
Public merchandise warehouses,
space occupied
per ct of total
PUBLIC UTILITIES
Telephone companies:
Operating revenues
thous of dolls
Operating income
thous of dolls
Telegraph companies:
Commercial telegraph tolls.thous. of dolls-.
O perating revenues
thous . of dolls - .
Operating income
thous of dolls
Gas and electric companies:
Gross earnings
thous of dolls
Net earnings
thous of dolls !
Electric railways (212 companies):
Passengers carried
thous. of persons '
Average fare
cents

748, 624

+6.5
+7.8
-5.0

e 1, 829, 520 6 1, 894, 750 +3.6
6 696, 339 6 814, 500 +17.0

-3.3

-1.4

8, 471, 759

8, 348, 001

-1.5

ELECTRIC POWER
Electric power production:
Total
mills of kw hours
By water power
mills of kw hours
By fuels
mills of kw hours :
In street railways,
In central stations
mills, of kw. hours..
Electric power production (Canada):
Total
mills of kw hours !
By water power
mills of kw hours
Flprtrion w~r~

th

Consumption of electrical energy:
By geographic divisions—
United States
rel to
New England
rel to
North Central
rel to
Middle Atlantic
rel to
Southern
rel to
Western
rel. to




' f < V 11 ~"

122.9
118.1
122.2
124.3
122.8
142.6
6

-8.7
-6.4
-10 7
-6.5
—6.4

+6.e

Cumulative through Oct. 31.

-7.8
-6.3
— 16 1
-10 5
-3.8
-9.0

43
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1939

The cumulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August , 1929, "Survey"

PEE CENT INCREASE (+) OB

1928

DECREASE (— )

August

July

September

October

November

October

November

Nov.,
1929,
from
Oct.,
1929

Nov.,
1929,
from
Nov.,
1928

Per ct.
increase

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

1928

(}

t

or decrease
(-)
cumulative
1929
from
1928

1929

ELECTRIC PO WEE— Continued
Consumption of electrical energy— Continued.
By industryAll industry
rel to 1923 25
Chemical and allied
products
rel to 1923-25
Food and kindred
products
rel to 1923-25
Rolling mills and steel
plants
rel to 1923-25
Metal working plants. _. rel. to 1923-25 _ _
Metal groups
rel to 1923-24
Leather and its
products
rel to 1923-25
Lumber and its
products
rel to 1923 25
Paper and pulp
rel to 1923-25
Rubber and its
products
rel to 1923-25
Shipbuilding
rel to 1923-25
Stone clay and glass rel to 1923 25
Textiles
rel to 1923-25
Automobiles, including
repair parts
rel to 1923—25

129.0

128.2

135.8

134.6

122.9

132.0

133.3

-8.7

-7.8

127.0

125.0

139.9

145.0

147.3

129.4

135.7

+1.6

+8.5

129.9

132.2

141.2

131.7

127.9

138.0

130.0

-2.9

-1.6

144.4
144.4
144.2

150.9
134.6
140.7

152.3
147.4
149.2

144.8
145.0
145.1

123.2
128.7
126.7

144.7
144.5
144.6

148.8
140.5
143.5

-14.9
-11.2
-12.7

-17.2
-8.4
-11.7

82.0

102.2

105.4

93.0

97.6

103.8

94.0

+4.9

+3.8

103.2
122.3

102.3
123.6

111.4
127.0

109.8
141.0

111.8
133.7

109.3
133.3

111.8
135.2

+1.8
—5 2

0.0
-1.1

136.7
107.7
154. 7
113.4

120.2
96.3
157. 7
110.0

133.7
114.9
165.7
115.5

135.1
134.4
159.2
129.8

113. 1
114.0
146.2
115.5

146.4
73.8
144.7
121.0

143.8
102.2
149.1
132.5

-16.3
-15.2
-8.2
-11.0

-21.3
+11.5
-1.9
-12.8

139.5

143.0

138. 1

122.4

88.4

141.2

127.1

-27.8

-30. 4

77.0
87.3
102
86
81
93.0
129.7
103.4
100.3
116
124.2
43, 761
483, 142
34,984

77.8
87.7
103
87
84
93.0
133.2
105.1
99.2
116
125.0
43, 736
485, 330
38, 978

79.8
89.3
104
88
85
94.2
133.4
105.8
97.7
115
124.0
41, 555
494, 311
38, 239

79.6
89.7
103
87
83
93.1
133.6
103.8
98.1
113
119.2
40, 599
496, 578
38, 620

76.1
87.6
100
93
84
90.9

78.8
85.0
95
82
74
90.4
126.0
97.8
97.0
110
110.6
38, 090
475, 753
31, 960

79.3
85.8
97
82
74
88.0
125.3
98.3
95.7
110
113.2
38, 179
475, 043
31, 794

-4.4
-2.3
-2.9
+6.9
+1.2
-2.4

-4.0
+2.1
+3.1
+13.4
+13.5
+3.3

::::::::::: l

-1.1

+4.5

i
1

-5.3
-8.7
-2.5
-2.3

-2.7
-3.9
+3.7
+2.1

14, 398
965
100.2
95.5
111
88
84
102.7

14, 599
1,074
105.3
96.8
115
93
90
106.0

15, 063
1,015
99.2
99.9
116
91
88
105.0

14, 938
1,054
106.0
99.1
118
93
90
105.8

14, 328

14, 094
864
107.3
93.5
107
85
77
97.7

-4.1

+1.7

95.0
112
90
90
101.3

14, 168
868
110.2
94.0
105
87
78
98.3

124.7
139.6

127.8
141.3

126.8
« 136. 6

125.6
136.9

124.6
125.1

118.8
137.7

118.9
128.1

-0.8
-8.6

+4.8
-2.3

91.0
97.0

91.0
96.5

90.0
96.3

89.0
94.0

88.0

91.0
96.9

90.0
95.8

-I.I

-2.2

85.6
56.8

93.6
68.9

105. 5
83.4

109.8
116.6

107.6
87.6

135.9
134.7

117.7
110.1

-2.0
-24.9

-8.6
-20.4

63, 372

63, 632

63, 516

63, 713

63, 877

62, 016

62, 244

+0.3

+2.6

28.16
29.80
23.96
27.57
231.0
238.8
110
101
10?
99.2
100.0

28.57
30.08
26.51
27.55
234.2
241.0
113
107
105
100.7
106.3

s 28. 26
30.47
25.17
26.50
234.4
244.2
112
104
5103
99.6
101.6

s 29. 17
30.08
26.70
27.28
231.6
241.0
115
107
5107
102.8
108.1

28.52
29.54

28.57
29.78
27.25
27.16
230.2
238.6
112
106
104
100.7
113.7

28.38
29.67
26.87
27.10
225.6
237.7
111
104
103
99.7
112.1

-2.2
-1.8

+0.5
-0.4

-3.8
-1.8
—1 7
-l'.9
-0.9
-2.2

-1.2
-0.4
+1.8
+1.0
+2.9
+0.8

28.09
31.01
32.52
25.23
17.54

27.94
30.69
32.18
25.09
17.47

28.58
31.56
33.06
25.82
17. 81

28.80
31.60
33. 14
25.64
17.84

27.76
30.70
32.26
24.72
17.34

27.42
29.75
31.21
24.34
17.16

49.6
48.8

49.4
48.4

49.6
49.0

49.4
49.4

49.6
48.0

49.6
47.8

49
42
30
25
30
40
36
47
53
39

51
42

51
43
29
25
31
39
37
48
54
41

51
42

51
41
26
26
30
40
39
49
54
42

50
41
27
27
31
40
40
42
53
42

"
1
I

EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES
Employment in factories:
Massachusetts
rel to 1919~23
New York State
rel to 1923
New Jersey
rel to 1923
Pennsylvania
rel to 1923
Delaware
rel to 1923
Maryland
rel to 1924
Iowa
rel. to 1923
Illinois
rel to 1925-27
Wisconsin
rel to 1923
Ohio
rel to 1923
Cleveland
rel to Jan 1921
Milwaukee
number
New York State
number
Oklahoma
__ _ .
number
Total pay roll:
New York State (weekly) thous of dolls
Oklahoma (weekly).
thous. of dolls..
Wisconsin
rel to 1923
New York State
rel to 1923
New Jersey
rel to 1923
Pennsylvania
rel. to 1923__
Delaware
rel to 1923
Illinois
rel to 1925-27
Employment,
Canada
rel to calendar year 1926
Ohio construction
rel to 1923
Employment, trade-unions:
United States
per cent of total
Canada
per cent of total
Anthracite mines:
Employment
rel to 1923 25
Payroll.- .
. _ rel to 1923-25
Federal civilian employees,
Washington D C end month
number
Average weekly earnings, factories:
Illinois
dollars
New York State
dollars
Wisconsin
dollars
Oklahoma
_.
dollars
Massachusetts
rel to 1914
New York
rel to 1914
New Jersey
rel to 1923
Pennsylvania
rel to 1923
Delaware
rel to 1923
Illinois
rel to 1925-27
Wisconsin
rel to 1923
Average weekly earnings (National Industrial
Conference Board):
Grand total (both sexes)
dollars
Total male
dollars
Skilled male
dollars
Unskilled male
dollars
Total women
dollars
Average weekly hours:
Nominal (both sexes)
hours
Actual (both sexes)
hours
Wages, road labor, by districts:
New England
cents per hour
Middle Atlantic
cents per hour
South Atlantic
cents per hour
East South Central
cents per hour
West South Central
cents per hour_.
East North Central
cents per hour
West North Central
cents per hour
Mountain
cents per hour
Pacific
cents per hour
United States, averaee
cents ner hour
Revised.




3
i
37
48
52
40

11
1!
37
48
53
40

102.7
107
108.8
39, 591
485, 018

222.8
236.7
113
105
106
100.5

49
42
24
26
30
39
37
48
52
40

-4.0 +1.6
-5.1 +4.7
-3.2 +5.9
0.0 +16.9
-4.3 +3.7

it

1
1
!

1
i
I
I
i
I
1
j

-2.0
-3.9
+2.4
0.0
-11.1 -11.1
—3.7
0.0
-3.2
0.0
-2.5
+2.6
-7.5
0.0
0.0 +14.3
-1.9
-1.9
0.0
-7.0

I
1
I
I

44
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1939

The citmulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR
DECREASE ( — )

1928

!
July

August

Septem- October
ber

November

Nov.,
October

November

1929,
from
Oct.,
1929

Nov.,
1929,
from
Nov.,
1928

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

1938

1939

Per ct
increase
(+)
or dei crease
(-)
cumulative
i 1929
from
1928
;!

EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES— Contd.
Wage rates, TJ. S. Steel Corp. ..cents per hour..
Wages, steel sheet workers per cent of base-Applicants per 100 jobs, employment agencies:
United States
number
Eastern States
number. _
Central States
number
Southern States
number-Western States
number
Illinois
number-Wisconsin
number
Canada
number--

50
127.0

50
127.0

50
127.0

50
127.0

50,
127. 0|

50
125. 5

50
125.5

0.0
0.0

0.0
+1.2

131
139
141
174
83
148
115
8134

124
136
135
178
75
137
117

127
132
148
164
71
147
128
143

153
1531
177
205
75
181

134
142
125
153
71
144
140
5150

+14.2
+7.7
+41.6
+34.0
+5.6
+25.7

164

117
128
133
142
62
133
116
5123

+20.5
+15.9
+19.6
+25.0
+5.6
+23.1

5 119

114
121
132
148
67
136
117
5 129

+14.7

+9.3

46.5
35.7
5.0
' 5.8
61.4

48.5
38.4
4.8
5.3
54.3

50.6
38.2
6.3
6.1
59.7

542.8
«28.5
59.4
4.7
M6.0

37.6
19.3
14.6
3.7
23.7

41.9
31.9
4.7
5.3
57.1

35.3
25.6
4.8
4.9
50.1

+6.5
-12.1
-32.3 -24.6
+55.3 +204. 2
-21.3 -24.5
-48.5 -52.7

561

8, 056
245, 327

68
9,366
289, 684

!

;
'!

i

Factory Labor Turnover
(Percentage of number on pay roll)
Departures:
Total
per cent
Voluntary quits. ..per cent
Lay offs
per cent
Discharges
per cent
Accessions
per cent
Industrial disputes:
Disputes
Workers involved
Man-days lost in month

(annual basis)
(annual basis)..
(annual basis)
(annual basis)
(annual basis)
number
number
number

75
555
21, 872
5 8, 123
1, 116, 557 5 380, 681

5

5

;

42
38
41, 474
38, 745
1, 304, 913 1, 300, 362

!

DISTRIBUTION MOVEMENT
Retail Sales
Mail-order houses:
Total sales, 2 houses
. thous. of dolls ..
Sears, Roebuck & Co
thous. of dolls__
Montgomery Ward & Co thous. of dolls..
Ten-cent chain stores:
Total sales (4 chains)
thous. of dolls
Total stores operated (4 chains) number. _
F. W. Woolworth & Co thous. of dolls..
Stores operated
number
S S Kresge Co
thous of dolls
Stores operated
number
McCrory Stores Corp
thous of dolls
Stores operated
number
S. H. Kress & Co
thous. of dolls .
Stores operated
number
Metropolitan
thous. of dolls ._
Stores operated
number
F. & W. Grand
thous. of dolls
Stores operated
number
W. T. Grant Co
thous. of dolls
Stores operated
number
Restaurant chains:
Total sales (3 chains)
thous of dolls
Stores operated
number
Childs Co., sales
. thous. of dolls
Stores operated
number
J. R. Thompson Co., sales-thous. of dolls..
Stores operated
number
Waldorf System (Inc.),
sales
thous. of dolls
Stores operated
number
Other chain stores:
Isaac Silver & Bros
thous. of dolls
Stores operated
number
J. C. Penny Co
thous. of dolls
Stores operated
number
G. C. Murphy Co
thous. of dolls..
Stores operated
number
Installment sales in New England
dept. stores, ratio to total sales
per cent

53, 309
33, 501
19, 808

60, 088
35, 133
24, 955

63, 078
36, 950
26, 128

79, 256
47, 075
32, 181

73, 697
43, 846
29, 851

63, 587
37, 002
26, 585

61, 628
36, 172
25,456

-7.0
-6.9
-7.2

+19.6
+21.2
+17.3

504,942
304, 539
200,403

644,964 +27.7
389, 233| +27.8
255, 731 +27.6

42, 604
2,767
22, 522
1,789
11, 687
542
3,300
239
5,095
197
1,337
123
1, 635
90
4,524
244

46, 613
2,787
24, 446
1,802
13, 001
547
3, 853
240
5,317
198
1,612
131
1,731
89
5,066
252

43, 169
2,816
22, 253
1,815
11, 971
560
3,582
241
5,363
200
1,471
134
1, 731
90
4.777
258

51, 061
2,834
27, 678
1,823
13, 761
568
3,798
243
5,824
200
1,663
141
2,016
91
6,164
263

49, 879
2,856
26, 160
1,828
14, 021
584
3,854
243
5, 8441
201!
1,819
151
2,067

s 48, 993
2,615
26, 896
1,718
12, 925
481
3,471
224
5,701
192
1,231
104
1,756
80
5, 418
203

« 46, 807
2,637
« 24, 661
1,725
13, 034
492
53,451
226
5,661
194
5 1, 257
106
1,719
81
5,515
207

-2.3
+0.8
-5.5
+0.3
+1.9
+2.8
+1.5
0.0
+0.3
+0.5
+9.4
+7.1
+2.5

+6.6
+8.3
+6.1
+6.0
+7.6
+18.7
+11.7
+7.5
+3.2
+3.6
+44.7
+42.5
+20.2

450, 310

484, 581

241, 867

258, 867

+7.0

122, 519

132, 086

+7.8

13, 772

18,328 +33.1

+5.5
+3.8

+17.9
+31.9

44, 659

53, 904

+20.7

4,821
372
2,259
114
1,302
124

5,151
369
2,478
113
1,331
122

4,953
367
2,348
112
1,282
122

5,256
373
2,412
109
1,367
121

4,976

4,802
367
2,266
110
1,269
123

4,617
369
2,160
112
1,207
123

-5.3

+7.8

50, 591

54, 091

+6.9

-4.7
+1.8
-6.1
+0.8

+6.4
-0.9
+6.4
-0.8

24, 010

25, 115

+4.6

13, 330

14, 296

+7.2

1,260
134

1,342
134

1,323
133

5 1, 477
143

1,393 i

1, 267
134

1,250
134

-5.7

+11.4

13, 259

14, 682 +10.7

650
41
14, 554
1,215
1,148
145

718
43
16, 491
1,292
1,273
148

679
43
18, 243
1,337
1,336
150

919
45
23, 302
1,373
1,403
150

833
45
24, 406 I
1,389
1,464
152

610
30
19, 447
1,020
1,056
120

632
31
s 19, 304
5 1, 022
1,132
130

-9.4
0.0
+4.7
+1.2
+4.3
+1.3

+31.8
+45.2
+26.4
+35.9
+29.3
+16.9

6.7

12.5

7.6

9.0

7.5

2,346
15, 437
83, 930

1,978
12, 076
85, 136

2,542
16. 063
105, 702

2, 904
19, 595
112, 053

2,845
18, 141
5 109, 108

+0.9
-0.9
-4.8

+8.0
+7.9
+3.5

6,504
273

2,299
111
1,284
122

+7.6

33, 823

37, 416J +10. 6

53, 101

56, 216;

10, 770

14, 689 +36.4

+5.9

5,308

6, 965 +31.2

151, 593

177, 643 +17. 2

9,669

13, 080

+35. a

175, 548
1, 080, 395

185, 783
1, 128, 922

+5.8
+4.5

Advertising
M^agazine advertising
thous of lines
Magazine advertising, total cost.thous. of dolls..
Newspaper advertising
-thous. of lines
Radio broadcast:
Cost of facilities
. thous. of dolls
National advertising in newspapers:
Total
thous. of lines
Passenger cars.. _ _
thous. of lines
Tires, trucks, and
accessories
thous. of lines
Financial
thous. of lines
Building materials
thous. of lines. _
Electrical appliances,
supplies
thous. of lines..
Foods and beverages
thous. of lines. .
Heating and plumbing
equipment
thous. of lines. _
Medical
_
thous. of lines
Radio
thous. of lines
Tobacco
thous. of lines. _
Toilet requisites
thous. of lines __
Transportation
thous. of lines
All other
thous. of lines __
s Revised.



3,046
19, 750
118, 616

3,074 |
19, 582 !
112, 958 I

16, 759 +83.3

1,312

1,330

1,599

1,948

1,908

1, 362

1,158

-2.1

+64.8

9,143

48, 023
6,219

44, 095
7,088

52, 869
6,884

64, 037
7,396

52, 879
4,098 i

52, 955
6, 523

51, 380
7,063

-17.4
-44.6

+2.9
-42.0

476, 265
75, 262

7, 565
8,672
275

6,745 f
6,304
274

5, 502
7,457
775

5,719
8,812
769

5,996
6,578
338

5,022
7,193
821

4,511
6,856
426

+4.8
-25.4
-56.0

+32.9
-4.1
-20.7

48, 163
69, 102
6,244

58, 394 +21. 2
81,231 +17.6
6,439
+3.1

1,093
6,676

888
5, 895

1,560
6,440 i

1,354
7, 713

1,062
6,848

893
6,628

848
6,062

-21.6
-11.2

+25.2
+13.0

9,362
64, 669

12, 916
70,855

+38. 0
+9.6

319
2,285
2,515
2,484
2,592
3,756
3,572

422
2,190 j
3,017
2,107
2,372
3,121
2.672 i

782 i
3, 019
6,205
3,217
3,020 '
2,321
5. 686

817
5,595
7,109
4,617 i
3, 807
2, 530 !
7.800 I

513
5,967
5, 734
4,112
2, 267 1
2, 902 !
6. 565

879
5,224
3,924
2, 653
3, 831
1, 996
7.366

595
6,097
3,863
2,335
2,605
2,396
7, 721 i

-37.2
+6.6
-19.3
-10.9
-40.5
+10.8
-15.8

-13.8
-2.1
+48.4
+76.1
-13.0
+16.9
-15.0 1

5,654
42,069
28, 239
29, 470
27, 297
25, 700
54. 961

5,660
46,096
35, 310
36, 905
30, 643
31,544
60,611

+0.1
+9.6
+25.0
+25. 2
+12.3
+22. 7
+10. 3

557,627
77,492

+17.1
+3.0

45
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1939

The cumulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August , 1929, "Survey"

July

August

September

October

November

October

November

Nov.,
1929,
from
Oct.,
1929

Nov.,
1929,
from
Nov.,
1928

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

1938

1939

Per ct.
increase

(+)
or decrease
(-)
cumulative
1929
from
1928

j
i

DISTRIBUTION MOVEMENT-Con.
Postal Business
Postal receipts:
50 selected cities
thous. of dolls..
50 industrial cities
thous. of dolls __
Money orders:
Domestic issued (50 cities)—
Quantity
thousands
Value
thous of dolls
Domestic paid (50 cities)—
Quantity
thousands.
Value..
thous. of dolls._
Air mail, weight dispatched
pounds..

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR
DECREASE (—)

1938

29,069
3,189

29, 251
3,289

30,549
3,303

35, 743
3,737

32, 723
3,364

34, 196
3,583

31, 713
3,202

-8.4
-10.0

+3.2
+5.1

337, 372
36,238

347, 396
37, 065

+3.0
+2.3

3,602
37, 120

3,510
37, 027

3,407
35, 916

3,843
39, 963

3,745
39, 085

3,669
37, 554

3,480
35, 711

2.6
-2.2

+7.6
+9.4

37, 153
378, 785

40, 270
410, 994

+8.4
+8.5

10, 741
86, 573
645, 653

10, 862
88, 806
701, 538

12, 690
10, 328
86, 974 5 107, 699
705, 772
658,984

11, 829
97, 825
623, 161

12, 020
99, 310
465, 635

11, 591
94, 191
424, 465

-6.8 +2.1
-9.2 +3.9
-11.7 +46.8

119, 738
936, 100
3, 000, 671

125, 159 +4.5
990, 099 +5.8
6, 463, 726 +115.4

BANKING AND FINANCE
Life Insurance
(Association of Life Insurance Presidents)
Policies and certificates, new (44 companies) :
263, 201
257, 589
273, 099 273, 484 245, 042 289, 055 281, 360
Ordinary
number of policies
946, 284
782, 026
809, 110 795, 451 805, 623 879, 483 941, 358
Industrial
_ .number of policies
18, 911
42, 358
49, 062
39, 571
21, 799
72, 923
40, 622
Group
number of certificates
Total policies and certificates
number.. 1, 155, 132 1, 109, 557 1, 072, 464 1, 217, 600 1, 262, 289 1, 228, 396 1, 081, 973
Amount of new insurance (44 companies) :
659, 844
667, 633
Ordinary
thous. of dolls.. 722, 451 698, 196 608, 869 707, 478 704, 316
202, 948
233, 530
Industrial
-thous. of dolls.. 223, 680 219, 144 221, 008 240, 489 249, 247
72, 119
53, 569
105, 393
75, 151
86, 16S
Group
_
thous. of dolls.. 147, 658
99, 773
965, 493
924, 150
Total insurance
thous. of dolls ._ 1, 093, 789 1, 017, 113 905, 026 1, 053, 360 1, 039, 727
Premium collections (44 companies) :
154, 489
155, 032
Ordinary
thous. of dolls.. 169, 773 154, 208 143, 078 169, 724 156, 465
49, 154
55, 961
51, 705
57, 973
57, 932
56, 773
Industrial
___thous. of dolls..
56, 143
6,447
6,577
8,497
10, 081
6, 485
11, 494
7,129
Group
thous of dolls
216, 627
210, 763
Total
thous. of dolls.. 239, 199 217, 478 203, 336 229, 926 224, 519
Admitted life insurance assets (40 companies) :
12, 742
12, 634
14, 015
13, 798
13, 906
Grand total
mills of dolls
13, 594
13, 691
Mortgage loans5,484
5,517
5,972
6,002
5, 849
5,925
5,887
Total
.mills, of dolls..
1,606
1,599
1,603
1,598
1,607
i,eoo
Farm
mills, of dolls..
1,600
3,878
3,914
4,242
4,404
4,373
4,325
All other
mills of dolls
4,287
Bonds and stocks (book value) :
4,752
4,816
5,234
5,237
5,171
5,208
5,188
Total
mills of dolls
939
949
1,040
1,048
1,062
1,070
1, Oo3
Government
mills of dolls
2,410
2,437
2,534
2,540
2,517
2,527
Railroad
mills of dolls
2,526
1,163
1,311
1,180
1,295
1,267
1,274
1,281
Public utility
mills, of dolls..
240
342
250
339
346
330
All other
mills of dolls
326
Policy loans and
1,510
1,807
1,523
1,738
1,670
1,707
premium notes
mills of dolls
1,688

-2.7 +9.2 2, 694, 575 2, 968, 907 +10.2
+7.0 +20.4 9, 451, 917 9, 953, 119 +5.3
431, 157
503, 579 +16.8
-19.3 -6.6
+3.7 +16.7 12, 577, 149 13, 425, 605 +6.7
-0.4 +5.5 7, 389, 248
+3.6 +22.8 2, 446, 477
-18.2 +60.8 1, 111, 998
-1.3 +12.5 10, 947, 723
-7.8 +0.9
+12.1 +17.9
+18.6 +53.3
-2.4 +6.5

7, 9CO, 651
2, 664, 113
1, 024, 851
11, 649, 614

+7.7
+8.9
-7.8
+6.4

1, 692, 182
565, 912
80, 901
2, 338, 725

1, 795, 681 +6.1
606, 234 +7.1
101, 171 +25.1
2, 503, 086 +7.0

+0.8 +10.0
+0.5 +8.8
-0.1 -0.3
+0.7 +12.5
+0.1 +8.7
-2.2 +9.6
+0.2 +4.2
+1.2 +11.1
+1.2 +38.4
+4.0

+18.6

(Life Insurance Sales Research Bureau)
Sales of ordinary life insurance:
United States total
thous. of dolls..
Eastern manuf. dis
thous. of dolls..
Western manuf. dis
thous. of dolls..
Western agric. district.. thous. of dolls..
Southern district
-.thous. of dolls..
Far western district
thous. of dolls..
Canada total, 15 companies. thous. of dolls..
Banking
Check payments:
New York City
mills, of dolls.
Outside of New York City..mills. of dolls..
Canada
mills, of dolls..
Federal reserve banks:
Bills discounted
mills, of dolls..
Notes in circulation .
mills, of dolls
Total investments
mills of dolls
Total reserve
...mills, of dolls..
Total deposits
mills, of dolls..
Reserve ratio. . .
.
per cent
Federal reserve member banks:
Total loans and discounts mills, of dotts
Total investments
mills of (lolls
Net demand deposits
mills, of dolls..
Brokers' loans, end of month:
To N. Y. Stock Ex. membersTotal..
.
mills, of dolls
Ratio to market value
per cent
By New York F. R. member
banks
_.
_
mills, of dolls
Interest rates:
Time loans, 90 days
per cent
Call loans, renewal
per cent
Prime com. paper (4-6 mos.)
per cent
Prime bankers' acceptances
per cent..
N. Y. Fed. Res. Bank (redis.). ..per cent..
Federal land banks .
per cent
Intermediate credit banks
per cent
Deposits, New York State savings
banks, end of month
mills, of dolls..
• Revised.




796, 900
319, 437
182, 763
121, 224
90, 954
82, 522
56, 078

765, 702
300, 810
177, 990
116, 749
90, 526
79,627
42, 468

677, 104
261, 657
161, 222
104, 534
77, 810
71, 881
43, 911

787, 133
309. 637
184, 974
121, 985
89, 697
80, 840
52, 985

782, 497
320, 244
181, 245
115, 195
88, 032 j
77, 781
56, 673

49, 215
28,444
2,108

49, 034
28,339
1,937

50, 342
27, 314
1,884

63,325
32, 261
2,461

1,076
1,779
232
3,109
2,398
74.4

974
1,829
328
3,149
2,348
75.4

931
1,851
484
3,141
2,471
72.7

17,058
5,549
13, 395

16, 950
5,456
12, 985

7,473
8.87

764, 577
316, 574
176, 739
112, 916
85,408
72, 940
55, 743

722, 495
296, 968
167, 479
104,294
81, 768
71, 986
54, 865

-0.6 +8.3
+3.4 +7.8
-2.0 +8.2
-5. C +10.5
-1.8 +7.7
-3.8 +8.1
+7.0 +3.3

8, 050, 617
3, 295, 259
1, 805, 899
1, 212, 183
947, 154
780,122
524, 027

8, 724, 904 +8.4
3, 565, 805 +8.2
2, 017, 939 +11.7
1, 279, 734 +5.6
985, 173 +4.0
876, 253 +10.9
558, 855 +e.e

53,604
28,519
2,260

45, 189
27, 705
2,395

45,469
25,880
2,376

-15.4 +17. 9
-11.6 +10.2
-8.2 -4.9

447, 483
276, 536
21,503

563,238 +25.9
305, 395 +10.4
22,226 +3.4

991
1,880
658
3,177
2,696
69.4

912
1,930
602
3,135
2,437
71.8

932
1,710
671
2,773
2,419
67.2

990
1,766
716
2,722
2,411
65.2

-7.9
-8.0
+2.7 +9.3
-8.5 -15.9
-1.3 +15.2
-9.6 +1-1
+3.5 +10.1

17,428
5,401
13, 295

18, 934
5,496
15, 110

17, 698
5,655
13, 890

16, 067
6,430
13, 368

16, 260
6,375
13, 460

-6.5 +8.8
+2.9 -11.3
-8.1 +3.2

7,882
8.79

8,549
9.82

6,109
8.51

4,017
6.32

5,879
9.62

• 6, 391
9.66

-34.2
-25.7

-37.1
-34.6

5,960

6,217

6,804

5,538

3,450

4,907

5,290

-37.7

-34.8

7.75
9.23
6.00
5.13
5.00
5.29
5.67

8.88
8.23
6.13
5.13
6.00
5.31
5.67

8.88
8.50
6.25
5.13
6.00
5.44
5.67

8.00
6.43
6.25
5.13
5.00
5.51
5.68

5.38
5.44
5.75
4.19 j
4.50
5.75 1
5.70 |

7.13
6.98
5.50
4.50
5.00
5.04
5.24

6.93
6.67
5.38
4.50
5.00
5.04
5.31

4.434

4.426

4.457

4.372

4.333 1

4. 345

4.334

j

-32.7 -22.4
-15.4 -18.4
+6.9
-8.0
-6.9
-18.3
-10.0 -10.0
+4.4 +14.1
+0.4
+7.3

-0.9

0.0

46
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1929

The cumulativesj shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

July

August

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR
DECREASE (— )

1928

Septem
ber

October

November

October

November

Nov.,
Nov.,
1929,
1929,
from
from
Oct.,
Nov.,
1929 i 1928

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

1938

1929

Per ct.
increase
(+)
or decrease
(-)
cumulative
1929
from
1928

BANKING AND FINANCE— Continued
Public Finance
Government debt, gross, end mo.mills. of dolls. _
Customs receipts
thous of dolls
Total ordinary receipts.
thous. of dolls
Expenditures chargeable to
ordinary receipts
thous. of dolls
U.S. money in circulation:
Daily average
mills of dolls
Gold and Silver
Gold:
Domestic receipts at mint fine ounces_.
Rand output
fine
ounces
Monetary stock of U. S. —
daily average
mills, of dolls
Imports
-thous. of dolls
Exports
thous of dolls
Silver:
Production—
United States
thous. of fine oz._
Canada .
thous. offineoz
Stocks, end of monthUnited States
thous. of fine oz
Canada
thous of fine oz
Imports
thous. of dolls
Exports
- -thous. of dolls
Price at New York
dolls, per fine oz

16, 832
52, 144
169, 473

16, 805
56, 427
174, 502

16,720
52, 612
670, 736

16, 698
57, 607
175, 998

16, 692
44, 126
143, 889

17, 544
59, 741
187, 627

17, 493
48, 436
145, 156

0.0
-23.4
-18.2

-4.6
-8.9
-0.9

519, 697
3, 270, 943

563, 400
3, 500, 209

+8.4
+7.0

349, 825

210, 725

399, 068

364, 678

218, 407

368, 653

213, 629

-40.1

+2.2

3, 368, 186

3, 355, 042

-0.4

4,764

4,777

4,810

4,845

4,836

4,860

92, 256
889, 480

100, 387
889, 601

77, 029
849, 553

121, 193
888, 690

113, 723'
861, 000

121, 539
897, 720

102, 893
872, 484

904, 093
9, 498, 835

895, 581
9, 562, 339

-0.9
+0.7

4,335
35, 525
807

4,351
19, 271
881

4,368
18, 781
1,205

4,381
21, 321
3,805

4,374
7,123
30, 289

4,133
14, 331
992

4,151
29, 591
22, 916

4,523
1,910

5,006
2,744

4,634
2,437

5,130
2,605

5, 6141
1, 833

4,352
2,051

682
339
4,723
6,795
.525

1, 074
880
7,345
8,522
.526

1,112
914
4,111
4,374
.510

1,451
489
5,403
7,314
.499

1, 322
598
5,143
8,676
.496

856
718
7,319
7,252
.581

32, 426
12, 767
14, 605
5,053
2,441

33, 746
13, 857
16, 002
3,888
1,376

34, 125
14, 914
16, 660
2,551
2,423

31,314
12, 071
14, 464
4,778
2,577

52, 046
14, 180
16, 122
21, 744
3,302

34, 990
13,490
17, 268
4,232
2,504

1,752
461
1,190
101
176

1,762
482
1,163
117
132

1,568
427
1,039
102
164

1,822
483
1,211
128
178

1, 796
481
1,166
149
184

2,023
528
1, 369
126
159

39
63
88
6
15
31
10
7
9
193

35
48
102
11
11
34
4
6
6
225

29
48
77
8
10
38
11
3
9
194

35
66
94
3
10
36
17
4
8
210

41
70
82
10
13
37
6
7
12
203

68
406
201
180
54
5
276

72
399
163
179
64
15
271

60
363
168
127
54
11
256

78
408
191
167
86
10
271

374
198
177
69
5
276

863, 356
515, 156

377, 000
201,000

480, 600
292, 000

737, 450
424, 650

348, 200
250, 000
55,000
13, 100

176, 000
132, 000
37, 100
6,900

188, 600
152, 000
29,500
7,100

4,811

+0.7

-6.2
-3.1

-0.3

+10.5
-1.3

-0.2
-66.6

+5.4
-75.9
+32.2

143, 948
559, 124

4,756
1, 459

+9.4
-29.6

+18.0
+25.6

50, 876
18, 513

55, 397
19, 826

+8.9
+7.1

905
346
5,448
7,674
.580

-8.9
+22.3
-4.8
+18.6
-0.6

+46.1
+72.8
-5.6
+13.1
-14.5

62, 999
78, 892

59, 459
77, 036

-5.6.
-2.4

40, 601 +66.2 +28.2
-8.2
15,446 +17.5
-6.5
17, 224 +11.5
7,932 +355. 1 +174. 1
5
-0.4
3, 315 +28. 1

448, 785
164, 695
206, 368
77, 722
33,500

415, 787
153, 469
196, 182
66, 137
28, 119

-7.4
-6.8
-4.9
-14. &
-16.1

-1.4
-0.4
-3.7
+16.4
+3.4

-2.3
-7.3
-3.0
+27.4
+5.7

21, 899
5,426
15, 147
1,320
1,660

33
79
94
13
18
47
14
6
7
217

46 +17.1
+6.1
85
105 -12.8
6 +233. 3
9 +30.0
+2.8
29
18 -64.7
12 +75.0
+50.0
202
-3.3

-10.9
-17.6
-21.9
+66.7
+44.4
+27.6
-66.7
-41.7
+71.4
+0.5

413
724
863
85
161
450
149
69
88
2, 424

393 -4.8
650 -10.2
1,023 +18.5
112 +31. 8
163 +1.2
434
-3.6
133 -10. 7
70 +1.4
94 + 6.8
2,376
-2. ft

87
503
225
190

100
412
200
157
62
14
257

-14.1
-8.3
+3.7
+6. 0
-19.8
-50.0
+1.8

-33.0
-9.2
-1.0
+12.7
+11.3
-64.3
+7.4

938
4,712
2,903
2,549
738
139
3,165

915
4,506
2,409
2, 393
702
126
3,022

514, 450
263, 650.

624, 400 5 417, 620
234, 220
388, 600

-30.2
-37.9

+23.2
+12.6

5, 444, 884
3, 320, 574

6, 238, 401 +14.6
3, 697, 501 +11.4

312,800
241, 500
43, 900
15, 900

250, 800
186, 100
40, 000
12, 200

235,800
175, 900
36, 800
11, 100

5 183, 400
5 126, 000
« 36, 000
s 11, 500

-19.8
-22.9
-8.9
-23.3

+36.8
+47.7
+11.1
+6.1

2, 124, 310
1, 552, 480
361, 280
108, 650

2, 540, 900 +19. 6
1, 898, 900 +22.3
408, 400 +13.0
118, 600 +9.2

60,000
3,500
757, 254

15, 000

102, 527
15, 000
760, 629

-75.0

-85.4

1, 357, 192
635, 120
6, 759, 712

643, 554
68, 250
9, 615, 582

283, 528 -97.0
44, 036 -92. 1

Business Failures
Liabilities (United States):
Total commercial
thous. of dolls
Manufacturers
_ -thous. of dolls
Trade establishments. -thous. of dolls..
Agents and brokers
thous. of dolls. _
Liabilities (Canada)
thous of dolls
Firms (United States) :
Total commercial
number
Manufacturers
number
Trade establishments
number. _
Agents and brokers
.number
Firms (Canada)
number
By groups:
ManufacturersMetals
number
Textiles
number
Lumber
- . number
Chemicals _ ._
number
Printing and engraving
number..
Foodstuffs
-- - number
Leather, etc ..
.
.number .
Liquors and tobacco
number. Stone, clay, and glass
number..
All other
number
TradersGeneral stores. . .
number
Foods and tobacco
number
Clothing
number _
Household furniture
number. .
Chemicals and paints
number-Books and paper. .
number
All other
number

67:

11

276

1,838
519
1,202
117
174

20, 872 -4.7
5,448 +0.4
14, 073 -7.1
1,351 +2.3
1,835 +10.5

-2.5
-4.4
-17. 0
-6.1
-4.£
-9.4
-4. 5

Dividend and Interest Payments
Grand total
thous of dolls
Interest payments
thous. of dolls __
Dividend payments:
Total
thous. of dolls .
Industrial and misc
thous. of dolls
Steam railroads
-_. ._ -thous. of dolls .
Street railways
thous. of dolls
New Security Issues
Foreign loans in the U. S.
Foreign governments
Total corporation
__
Purpose of issueNew capital
Refunding
Type of securityStocks
Bonds and notes
Class of industryRailroads .
Public utilities _
Industrials
Oil — .
...
Land and buildings
Shipping and misc
States and municipalities:
Permanent loans
Temnorarv loans
«Revised.




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

860, 747

20, 250
13, 168
15, 000
8,000
776, 222 1, 507, 376

202, 131

65, 121
36,750
655, 604

-73.3

-73.4

-thous. of dolls thous. of dolls

801, 453
59, 294

751, 177 1, 200, 784
25, 045
306, 592

724, 166
33, 088

186, 793
15, 338

600, 473
55, 131

702, 055
58, 574

-74.2
-53.6

-73.4
-73.8

4, 083, 092
1, 676, 620

8, 608, 716 +110. 8
1, 303, 866 -22.2

thous. of dolls thous. of dolls

648, 504
212, 243

658, 090 1, 265, 387
118, 132
241, 989

471, 166
286, 088

126, 733!
75, 398

390, 610
264, 994

447, 080
313, 549

-73.1
-73.6

-71.7
-76.0

2, 881, 898
3,877,814

6, 761, 984 +134. 6
2, 983, 598 -23.1

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

27, 580
319, 796
127, 621
17, 639
41, 269
326, 844

660
111,865
91, 282
2,105
35, 503
534, 808

•81, 520
380, 291
280, 078
51, 000
6,501
707, 987

57, 220
102, 356
98, 202
109, 680
23, 723
306, 075

65,784
26, 509
51, 400!
5, 287:
19, 259
33, 893 1

45, 830
214, 466
114,233
7,000
85, 627
163, 749

57, 800
151, 851
154, 752
99. 616
73, 745
222, 866

+15.0
-74.1
-47.7
-95.2
-18.8
-88.9

+13.8
-82.5
-66.8
-94.7
-73.9
-84.8

648, 261
2, 443, 818
1, 328, 097
208, 943
765, 873
1, 355, 792

684, 013 +5. 5
2, 358, 516
-3.5
1, 979, 992 +49. 1
465, 482 +122. 8
514, 479 -32. 8 .
3,497,875 +158. 0

thous. of dolls. thous. of dolls -

86, 745
59. 321

80, 415
86. 164

100, 257
95. 978

122, 346
99. 505

62, 676
20.200

98, 233
82. 552

173, 824
14. 496

-48.8
-79.7

-63.9
+39. 3

1, 273, 678
690. 610

1, 155, 210
816. 371

48, 703

-52. 6
-89.3
+42.2

-19.3,
+8.2^

47
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1939

The cumulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR
DECREASE (— )

1928

Nov.,

July

August

September

October

November

October

November

1929,
from
Oct.,
1929

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

Nov.,
1929,
from
Nov.,
1928

1938

1939

Perct.
increase
(+)
or decrease
(-)
cumulative
1929
from
1928

BANKING AND FINANCE-Continued
New Security Issues— Continued
Bond sales (Canada):
Govt. and provincial
thous. of dolls.JVtunicipal
thous of dolls
Corporation.
_ _ __ . thous. of dolls __
Tax-exempt securities outstanding end of month
mills of dolls

+649. 8 +196. 6
+622. 4
-87.2 -31.2

39, 525

I~537

I~449
693

8,257
3,760
5,147

2,000
1,080
23, 775

14, 995
18, 762
3,044

24,060
5,144
15, 396

5,055
2,597
4,425

17, 556

17, 635

8 18, 285

18,409

18, 416

76, 954

17, 025

0.0

Loans outstanding, end mo.:
Federal farm loan banks. _ -thous. of dolls.. 1, 204, 363 1, 203, 806 1, 202, 490 1, 200, 932 1, 199, 174 1, 190,278 1, 191, 724
Joint-stock land banks
thous. of dolls.. 596, 403 594, 876 593, 388 590, 507 587, 723
607, 632
605, 595
Federal intermediate credit
68, 981
banks
thous. of dolls
68, 882
76, 547
72, 204
75, 373
76, 780
78, 685

-0.1
-0.5

+0.6
-3.0

+1.9

85, 461
-3.6
87, 586 +248. 8
186, 612 -23.1

+8.2

-2.4

88, 618
25, 111
242, 545

Agricultural Finances

Stocks and Bonds
Stock prices, average daily closing:
25 industrials average
dolls per share
414. 04
431 20
25 railroads, average
dolls per sahre
149. 27
151. 29
Southern cotton mills
dolls, per share
92.45
90.41
103 stocks, average . dolls, per share
86.25
90.35
Stock prices,average weekly closing:
Industrials, rails, and utilities,
(406)
rel to 1926
207. 2
218.1
All industrials (339)
rel. to 1926
202.7
210.3
All railroads (33)
rel. to 1926
165.4
160.0
All utilities (34)
rel. to 1926
272.8
304.3
Automobiles and trucks (13) rel. to 1926
240.8
241.0
Automobile tires and rubber
goods (7)
rel. to 1926
184.9
169.5
Airplane (10)
rel to 1926
1, 131. 0
1, 130. 0
Agricultural implements (4) rel. to 1926
418.6
423. 9
Chain stores (17)
rel to 1926
148. 7
148.0
Copper and brass (9)
rel. to 1926
280.8
288.9
Food, other than meat (20)
rel. to 1926..
189.1
186. 7
Machinery and machine equipment (10)
rel. to 1926
171,8
177.2
Oil producing and refining (16) rel. to 1926
149. 1
157.5
Railroad equipment (9)
...rel. to 1926__
157. 8
148.5
Rayon (5) . .
rel. to 1926
126. 6
126.2
Steel and iron (10)
rel. to 1926
238.4
211.5
Textiles (31)
rel. to 1926
118.1
120.3
Theaters, motion pictures, and
amusements (7)
rel. to 1926
139.0
142. 5
Tobacco and tobacco products
(10)
rel to 1926
139.1
141.6
Traction, motor transportation,
etc. (9)
rel. to 1926
83.0
83.1
Stock yields:
Total common (90)
per cent
3.01
3.16
Industrials (50)
per cent
3.36
3.26
Public utilities (20)
per cent
1.95
1.78
Railroads (20) . . _
per cent
4. 04
4.17
Preferred high grade industrial
(20)
per cent
5.52
5.54
Stock sales, N. Y. Stock Exch.thous. of shares. .
93, 379
95, 705
Bond sales:
Miscellaneous
thous. of dolls
295, 577
251, 287
Liberty-Treasury
thous. of dolls
13, 330
8,510
Total
thous. of dolls.. 308, 907 259,797
Bond prices:
Highest-grade rails, .p. ct. of par. 4% bond..
86.06
85.98
Second-grade rails p. ct. of par. 4% bond
78.55
77.25
Public utility
p. ct of par 4% bond
73.25
73.14
Industrial ._
p. ct. of par. 4% bond
75.24
74. 54
Comb, price index p. ct. of par. 4% bond
77.99
77.43
Bond prices, 1st of following month:
100.64
5 Liberty bonds
p. ct. of par__
100.61
16 foreign govt and city
p ct of par
103.60
103. 42
Comb, price index, 66 bonds.. p. ct. of par. 97.95
97.66
Bond yields:
Total, 60 high grade
per cent
4.74
4.73
Railroads (15)..
.
percent-4.67
4.67
Industrials (15)
per cent
5.09
5.09
Utilities (15)
per cent
4.90
4.89
Municipal (15)
per cent
4.28
4.31
Municipal bond yield (20)
per cent
4.41
4.41
U. S. Treasury notes and
certificates, 3-6 months
per cent
M.55
54.78
Liberty and Treasury bonds
per cent
3.68
3.72
Long-term and real-estate bonds issued:
Grand total
.thous. of dolls..
36, 790 . 28, 403
Purpose of issue-rFinanceconstruction.j.thous. of dolls..
24. 660
16, 108
Real-estate mortgage. -.thous. of dolls..
8,485
4.556
Acquisitions and
improvements
thous. of dolls
2, 390
105
Kind of structureOffice and commercial ..thous. of dolls. . 24. 860
9,875
1,175
Hotels.
thous. of dolls
9,995
Apartments
thous. of dolls..
1.582
1.588
• Revised.




448. 78
152. 26
89.37
82.47

395. 95
142. 30
88.61
69.91

274. 63
123. 25
86.99
62.40

293. 51
123. 40
103. 19
78.45

316. 15
130. 07
102. 58
86.20

-30.6
-13.4
-1.8
-10.7

-13.1
-5.2
-15.2
-27.6

•225. 3
216.1
168.1
321.0
240.9

s 201. 7
194.4
157.0
s 276. 6
195.6

151.1
144.8
135. 1
194.4
133.7

159.1
166.2
128.2
154.5
283.6

171.1
178.9
134.9
168.6
284.3

-25.1
-25.5
-13.9
-29.7
-31.6

-11.7
-19.1
+0.1
+15.3
-53.0

163.4
994.4
444.8
154.6
294.4
191.1

147. 4
693.9
373. 2
138.7
258.7
176.2

103.0
382.2
270.1
104.3
204.0
141.4

137.6
667.4
309.4
150.9
185.1
167.1

143.2
752.9
337.1
161.0
227. 0
171.7

-30.1
-44.9
-27.6
-24.8
-21.1
-19.8

-28.1
-49.2
-19.9
-35.2
-10. 1
-17.6

191.4
166. 7
157.6
119. 8
243.9
114.1

172.3
161.4
143.6
111.0
217.1
103.1

135.3
130.6
119.5
102.0
169.1
77.8

140.1
117.0
126.8
161.3
158.7
131.6

148.7
132.6
130.6
161.9
164.6
142.5

-21.5
-19.1
-16.8
-8.1
-22.1
-24.5

-9.0
-1.5
-8.5
-37.0
+2.7
-45.4

145. 2

131. 5

96.5

136.7

139.1

-26.6

-30.6

141.5

146.4

128.4

141.8

1£0.6

-12.3

— 14.7

84.7

80.4

72.8

96.3

95.3

-9.5

-23.6

2.92
3.19
1.69
3.96

3.33
3.61
2.03
4.26

4.54
4.64
3.16
4.95

3.72
3.61
3.19
5.03

3.51
3.41
3.01
4.79

+36.3
+28.5
+55.7
+16.2

+29.3
+36.1
+5.0
+3.3

5.52
100, 056

5.54
141, 668

5.65
72, 455

5.44
99, 077

5.42
115, 435

+2.0
-48.9

+4.2'
-37.2

827, 714

1,041,125

+25.8

210, 995
9,267
220, 262

337, 374
15, 839
353, 213

275,288
15, 746
291, 034

226, 621
11, 949
238, 570

210, 897
10, 569
221, 466

-18.4
-0.6
-17.6

+30.5
+49,0
+31.4

2, 593, 461
161, 368.
2, 754, 829

2, 641, 002
126, 786
2, 767, 788

+1.8
-21.4
+0.5

85.51
77.64
73.13
73.84
77.23

86. 69
79.' 35
73.31
74. 88
78.23

87.79
80.14
72.05
74.18
78.08

90. 72
81.98
81.12
78.34
82.79

91.30
83.11
81.30
78.57
83.31

+1.3
+1,0
-1.7
-0.9
-0.2

-3.8
-3.6
-11.4
-5.6
—6. 3

100. 34
103. 16
97.48

102.20
102. 74
97.75

104.24
103. 89
99.11

103. 85
104. 59
100. 53

103. 75
104. 20
100. 57

+2.0
+1.1
+1.4

+0.5
-0.3
-1.5

4.76
4.71
5.12
4.90
4.32
4.49

4.73
4.66
5.08
4.91
4.29
4.37

4.70
4.57
5.09
4.88
4.25
4.29

4.57
4.43
4.95
4.74
4.17
4.16

4.55
4.39
4.93
4.73
4.15
4.14

-0.6
-1.9
+0.2
-0.6
-0.9
-1.8

+3.3
+4.1
+3.2
+3.2
+2.4
+3.6

54.58
3.70

4.37
3.67

3.47
3.45

4.70
3.55

54.26
3.48

-20.6
-6.0

-18.5
-0.9

5,338

19, 275

7,820

64,864

61, 360

-59.4

-87.3

644, 313

325, 775

-49.4

950
188

13, 875
2,250

1, 910
1,055

33,290
11, 898

12, 590
14, 980

-86.2
-53.1

-84.8
-93.0

240, 390
205, 207

129,285
80, 743

-46.2
-60.7

200

200

4,380

1,509

26, 550

-83.5

77, 817

57, 385 -26.3

880

2,050
11, 600
225

115
4.010
1,040

15, 018
9,900
8,423

-94.4
11,095
300 -65.4
1,970 +362. 2

-99.0

188, 784
44, 760
40, 672

100, 350 -46.8
40, 840 -8.8
16. 917 -58.4

215

-47. 2

I

48
TREND OF BUSINESS MOVEMENTS—Continued
1929

The cumulatives shown are through
November, except where otherwise
noted. Earlier data for items shown
here may be found on pages 27 to 138
of the August, 1929, "Survey"

July

August

|

Septem- October
ber

PER CENT INCREASE (+) OR
DECREASE (— )

1928

Novem- i October
ber

November

Nov.,
1929,
from
Oct.,
1929

Nov.,
1929,
from
Nov.,
1928

Per ct.
increase
(+)
or decrease
(-)
cumulative
1929
from
1928

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
FROM JAN. 1
THROUGH NOV. 30

1928

1929

FOREIGN EXCHANGE BATES
Europe:
England
France
Italy
Belgium
Netherlands
Sweden
Switzerland
.Asia:
Japan..
India
America:
Canada
Argentina
Brazil
Chile

dolls, per £ sterling-dolls, per franc..
dolls, per lira-..dolls, per franc..
dolls, per guilder. _
dolls, per krone. _
dolls, per franc __

4.85
.039
.052
.139
.401
.268
.192

4.85
.039
.052
.139
.401
.268
.192

4.85
.039
.052
.139
.401
.268
.193

4.87
.039
.052
.140
.403
.268
.193

4.88 i
.039
.052
.140
.404
.269
.194

4.85
.039
.052
.139
.401
.267
.192

4.85
.039
.052
.139
.401
.267
.193

+0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
+0.2
+0.4
+0.5

+0.6
0.0
0.0
+0.7
+0.7
+0.7
+0.5

dolls, per yen-dolls, per rupee. _

.456
.360

.467
.360

.473
.360

.478
.362

.487
.363

.462
.365

.464
.365

+1.9
+0.3

+5.0
-0.5

dolls, per Canadian doll..
dolls, per gold peso..
dolls, per milreis.dolls, per paper peso..

.995
.954
.119
.120

.994
.954
.119
.121

.992
953
!l!9
.121

.988
.950
.119
.121

.984
.939
.118
.121

1.000
.956
.120
.121

1.000
.958
.119
.121

-0.4
-1.2
-0.8
0.0

-1.6
-2.0
-0.8
0.0

352, 981

369, 358 s 351, 304 5 391, 025

338, 553

355, 358

326, 565

-13.4

+3.7

115, 145
14, 577
22, 806
8,485
27, 970

109, 783
14, 026
22, 742
7,657
25, 891

120, 121
17. 512
21, 800
9,407
28, 982

138, 934
20, 137
26, 213
13, 735
35, 015

121, 234
17, 279
22, 309
10, 072
33, 417

107, 254
15, 096
18, 669
10, 479
28, 156

79, 974
44, 671

82, 401
43, 909

76, 933
42, 248

81, 684
46, 013

84, 398
47, 404

78, 921
41, 638

46, 630
7,416

51, 611
7,791

45, 387
6,734

56, 186
11,632

41, 535
6,677

41, 229
5,555

104, 963
28, 883
7,437

114, 595
40, 256
11, 140

102, 511
39, 973
6,415

109, 074
42, 375
5,146

100, 888
35, 261
7,302

92, 847
31, 943
6,314

119, 038

125, 730 s 122, 061

-.

.

1j

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
North AmericaTotal
-thous. of dolls..
Canada
- -thous. of dolls. .
South AmericaTotal
- -thous. of dolls _
Argentina
thous. of dolls
Asia and OceaniaTotal
thous. of dolls..
Japan
- thous. of dolls
Africa total
thous. of dolls
By economic classes:
Crude materials . - thous. of dolls . _
Foodstuffs, crude, and
food animals
. -thous. of dolls
Manufactured foodstuffs. -.thous. of dolls_.
Semimanufactures
thous. of dolls
Finished manufactures
thous. of dolls. .

1
!
!

:.::::
—

4, 089, 595

+9.0

6 1, 030, 663 6 1, 139, 384
6 129, 615 6 146, 941
6 184. 922 6 219, 584
6 95, 899
6 80, 248
6 291, 072 6 287, 485

+10.5
+13.4
+18.7
+19.5
12

e 806, 633
6 406, 733

6 842, 795
6 424, 274

+4.5
+4.3

6 478, 159
6 87, 104

6 544, 242 +13.8
6 96, 820 +11.2

e 1, 032, 739 6 1, 132, 677 +9.7
e 319, 584 e 353, 222 +10.5
« 92, 174 +19.3
6 77, 277

126, 563

121, 443

117, 624

108,350

-4.0

+12.1

1, 348, 825

42, 957
32, 990
71, 604
86, 392

39, 357
35, 558
79, 465
89. 247

40,700
32, 327
« 70, 147
86, 069

47, 207
35, 110
5
81, 624
5
100, 521

40, 590
28, 679
65, 728
82, 113

42, 007
35, 370
71, 174
89, 184

44, 573
30, 758
62, 501
80, 385

-14.0
-18.3
-19.5
-18.3

-8.9
-6.8
+5.2!

504, 540
376, 672
691, 436
830, 577

497, 307
-1.4
399, 267 +6.0
823,244 +19.1
926, 851 +11.6

403, 360

381, 365

437, 681

5

448, 000

550, 014

544, 912

-17.8

4, 382, 084

4, 820, 657 +10.0

161, 005
15, 795
24, 634
8.667
56, 889

160, 756
17, 095
28, 370
6,764
58, 340

201, 300
24, 028
39, 026
14,500
72, 609

263, 185
33, 452
57, 552
16, 314
94, 964

268, 856
28, 928
57, 989
16, 936
97, 963

274, 485
31, 110
65, 563
16, 163
105, 461

6 1, 861, 475 6 1, 905, 983 +2.4
6 183, 197 6 212, 944 +16.2
6 357, 016 6 327, 798 -18.2
e 129, 932 6 125, 484 -3.4
e 646, 894 6 683, 010 +5.6

116, 845
79, 736

112, 012
77, 338

117,659
80, 433

127, 224
83, 721 •

126, 793
89, 492

118, 276
77, 229

6 1, 099, 381 6 1, 197, 619
6 768, 467 e 823, 188

49, 312
20,500

39, 441
17, 363

43, 550
18,003

44,049
17, 153

49, 251
19, 848

49, 826
18, 396

e 388, 293
6 145, 565

6 464, 323 +19.6
6 181, 100 +24.4

63, 734
15, 005
12, 824

58,610
11, 507
10, 546

66, 039
19, 121
9,133

81, 979
31, 362
11, 975

92, 484
39, 137
12, 630

90, 225
37, 198
12,100

6 665, 302
e 6223, 106!
93, 148

e 692, 982 +4.2
6 203, 535 -8.8
6 111, 805 +20.0

Exports
Grand total, including
reexports
thous. of dolls
By grand division:
EuropeTotal
_ thous. of dolls..
France
thous. of dolls
Germany
thous. of dolls .
Italy
thous. of dolls _
United Kingdom
thous. of dolls
North AmericaTotal
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
By economic classes:
Total domestic exports only.thous. of dolls. _
Crude materials
. thous. of dolls
Foodstuffs, crude and
food animals
thous. of dolls
Manufactured foodstuffs. ..thous. of dolls..
Semimanufactures
thous. of dolls
Finished manufactures
thous. of dolls. Agricultural exports (quantities):
All commodities
rel to 1910-1914
All commodities except
cotton
rel to 1910-1914

3, 752, 036

528, 412

1

-15.2

«,

1, 442, 927

+7.0

+8.9
+7.1

393, 838
50, 015

374, 725 « 431, 809 6 522, 415
6
174, 271
50, 890 5 112, 260

435, 513
144, 773

543, 171
176, 354

538, 375
193, 999

-16.6
-16.9

-19.1
-25.4

4, 563, 867
1, 141, 180

4, 736, 857
1, 016, 405

20, 259
35, 840
60, 511
227, 213

29,943
28, 438
37, 107 5 40, 963
57, 061 5 57, 691
201, 228 « 190, 952

24,110
47, 739
64, 567
211, 727

22, 557
43, 698
51, 918
172, 568

52, 383
51, 643
59, 967
202, 824

31, 577
45, 840
60, 859
206,100

-6.4
-8.5
-19.6
-18.5

-28.6
-4.7
-14.7
-16.3

266, 994
420, 605
658, 155
2, 076, 932

252, 228 -5.5
442, 913 +5.3
674, 670 +2.5
2, 350, 642 +13.2

70

121

166

150

201

192

-9.6

-21.9

0.0

-14.5

-6.5
-6.7

1, 127, 575
1, 240, 886

1, 214, 589
1,117,898

76

117

132

114, 201
105, 686

111,631
98, 395

5
5
s

147

147

232

172

99, 380 s 116, 271
89, 424
121, 437

108, 734
113, 246

112, 341
143, 955

102, 967
170, 092

143

+3.8
-10.9

CANADIAN FOREIGN TRADE
Total trade:
Imports
Exports




thous of dolls
thous. of dolls

Revised.

6 Cumulative through Oct. 31.

+5.6
-33.4

+7.7
-9.9


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