Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
Quotations Are The Average Of Prices On The 15Th Of The Month For 3 1/2 Pound Lots Of Sugar. Where The Quotations Were Originally In Dollars, They Have Been Converted To Cents. Prices Are For Granulated Sugar. Until 1917, In A Number Of Cities, The 25 And 50 Cent And One Dollar Lots Represented The Unit Of Sale, But Since The Latter Part Of 1917, Practically All Quotations Have Been Given On The Pound Basis. Source: Bls Bulletins, Nos. 105, 113, 115, 125, 132, 136, 137, 140, 270, 300, 315, 334, 396, 418, 445, 464, And 495 And Monthly "Retail Prices" For 1913-1934 Data; 1935-1943 Data Are From The Mimeographed Release Of The United States Bureau Of Labor, "Retail Prices, " Except For December, 1931-December, 1932. Data For That Period Are From Special Monthly Mimeographed Reports Not Given Formerly In The Bulletin Because Of An Economy Measure. 1911-1912 Data Were Calculated By The NBER By Averaging Prices Of Various Firms Together.
This NBER data series m04031 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 4 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter04.html.
NBER Indicator: m04031
National Bureau of Economic Research, Retail Price of Sugar for New York, NY [M04031US35620M267NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M04031US35620M267NNBR, April 23, 2017.