Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
For 1929-55, Estimates Of Expenditures For Structures From The 1939 And 1947 Censuses Of Manufactures And The Annual Surveys Of Manufactures For 1949-53 Were Used As Benchmarks For The Privately Built Structures Part Of This Series, After Adjustment Of The Earlier Figures To Cover Expenditures By Establishments Not In Operation During The Year, And To Allow For Other Undercoverage. These Were Interpolated And Extrapolated By Commerce Data On Industrial Construction Put In Place (Series 02185). Purchases Of Structures Built For The Federal Government, Of Some Significance After World War Ii, Were Derived From Data Of The War Assets Administration, The General Services Administration, And The Federal Facilities Corporation. Land And Pipelines Were Excluded. For Further Information See Lipsey And Preston, P. 281. Source: Department Of Commerce: 1929-1955:"U.S. Income And Output, " Supplement To The "Survey Of Current Business, " 1958, Table V-12, Pp. 196-197. 1956-1958:"Survey Of Current Business, " July 1962, Table 40, P. 25. 1959-1962:"Survey Of Current Business, " July 1963, Table 40, P. 30.
This NBER data series a02277 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: a02277
National Bureau of Economic Research, Private Purchases of Structures for Manufacturing Establishments, Current Dollars for United States [A02277USA242NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/A02277USA242NNBR, January 18, 2020.