Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
Prices Are Averages Of Daily Quotations Of Common Grade Desilverized Pig Lead, Based On Weighted Averages Of Sales In New York. The January 4 Issue Of The Engineering And Mining Journal States That Quotations Are For Spot Lead In Car Load Lots Or Over. For December, 1952, The Survey Of Current Business Shows 14.13 And The Engineering And Mining Journal Shows 14.125. 14.12 Is Used Here. For October, 1954, The Survey Of Current Business Shows 14.97 And The Engineering And Mining Journal Shows 14.965. 14.96 Is Used Here. Source: The Mineral Industry, 1893, P.423, For 1870-1891 Data; The Engineering And Mining Journal, January 4, 1896, P.15, And Following Issues For The Years Thereafter.
This NBER data series m04017 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 4 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter04.html.
NBER Indicator: m04017
National Bureau of Economic Research, Wholesale Price of Pig Lead for New York [M04017US000NYM267NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M04017US000NYM267NNBR, February 20, 2017.