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Ships and Boats Built for Domestic Use for United States (A02234USA398NNBR)


1919: 1,389.5 (+ more)   Updated: Aug 16, 2012
1919:  1,389.5  
1918:  805.3  
1917:  243.8  
1916:  103.7  
1915:  66.8  
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Millions of Current Dollars,
Not Seasonally Adjusted




Source: National Bureau of Economic Research  

Release: NBER Macrohistory Database  

Units:  Millions of Current Dollars, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Annual


The Data Represent Value Of Work On Vessels Of Five Gross Tons And Over. For The Period 1889-1919, Estimates Of Value Of Output Were Used As Estimates Of Value Destined For Domestic Consumption. (No Adjustment Was Made For Exports And Imports.) The Primary Source For The 1869-1919 Estimates Was The Census Of Manufactures, Decennially 1869-1899 And Quinquennially 1899-1919. State Statistical Reports From Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, And New Jersey Were Used To Estimate The Intercensal Years From 1889 To 1919. For The Period 1919-33 The Data Are Based On Kuznets' Estimates. ("Commodity Flow And Capital Formation", I, New York, NBER, 1938) Adjusted To Improve Comparability With Earlier Years. (Shaw'S Figures Include All Work Done; Kuznets' Total Included Work Done On Completed Vessels Only.) After 1933 The Estimates Are Rough Extrapolations. Source: William Howard Shaw, "Value Of Commodity Output Since 1869" (National Bureau Of Economic Research, 1947) Pp. 57, 69, 75-76

This NBER data series a02234 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at

NBER Indicator: a02234

Suggested Citation:

National Bureau of Economic Research, Ships and Boats Built for Domestic Use for United States [A02234USA398NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis;, March 28, 2023.


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