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Cotton Production by Boston Mill (CPNEBOSTON)


1860: 4,573 (+ more)   Updated: Nov 1, 2019
1860:  4,573  
1859:  4,166  
1858:  3,497  
1857:  3,538  
1856:  3,698  
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Thousands of Yards,
Not Seasonally Adjusted




Source: National Bureau of Economic Research  

Source: Davis, Lance E.

Source: Stettler, H. Louis

Release: Cotton Production in New England  

Units:  Thousands of Yards, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Annual


Data were gathered by the authors from various textile collections deposited at various museums and libraries on the East Coast, and collected from the original business records of textile mills in New England wherever possible. Preference was given to records that were complete and continuous for long periods, and reasonably intelligible.

Reporting techniques differed greatly from mill to mill. To make the data comparable, each mill's output was allocated uniformly over the months covered by the accounting period. The monthly figures were then summed to calendar years.

More details about the data are available in the book chapter "The New England Textile Industry, 1825-60: Trends and Fluctuations".

Suggested Citation:

National Bureau of Economic Research, Davis, Lance E. and Stettler, H. Louis, Cotton Production by Boston Mill [CPNEBOSTON], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CPNEBOSTON, February 26, 2024.


Cotton Production in New England

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