Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
Data For 1912-July, 1944 Have Been Derived From Monthly Figures Of Bales Consumed By Dividing Each Figure By The Number Of Working Days Per Month. A Six Day Week Was Used Through July 1933; A Five Day Week Through Thereafter. Published Averages Per Day Have Been Used From August 1944 On. No Holidays Deducted After 1943. Source: Cotton Production And Distribution (Annual Census Bulletin, Various Numbers) For Data Through July 1960; "Current Industrial Report, " Series M22P, For 1961. Recent Data May Also Be Found In Survey Of Current Business.
This NBER data series m01089 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 1 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter01.html.
NBER Indicator: m01089
National Bureau of Economic Research, Cotton Consumption, Average Per Working Day for United States [M01089USM596NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M01089USM596NNBR, October 27, 2016.