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Wholesale Price of Steel Rails for Pennsylvania (M04181US000PAM288NNBR)


Jun 1941: 40.0  
Updated: Aug 16, 2012


Dollars per Long Ton,
Not Seasonally Adjusted


1Y | 5Y | 10Y | Max


Source: National Bureau of Economic Research  

Release: NBER Macrohistory Database  

Units:  Dollars per Long Ton, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly


Quotations Are Averages Of Weekly Quotations From Iron Age. In November, 1921,"Bessemer" Steel Rails And "Open-Hearth" Became Identical. Prior To This Date A Constant Differential Of $2.00 Existed Between The Two, Open-Hearth Being The Higher. The Extra $2.00 A Long Ton, Which Was For Many Years Charged For Open Hearth Rails, Was Annulled With The Rail Price Announced On October 22, 1921. (The $2.00 Differential Persisted During The Last Week Of October, However, But The Prices Of Bessemer And Open-Hearth Coincided Beginning In November. From 1868-1921, The Bessemer Price Was Used. The Figure Given Through 1918 (55.0) Was The Maximum Price Allowed By Government. Source: American Iron And Steel Institute, Annual Reports; Iron Age; Bls Bulletins And "Wholesale Prices."

This NBER data series m04181 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 4 at

NBER Indicator: m04181

Suggested Citation:

National Bureau of Economic Research, Wholesale Price of Steel Rails for Pennsylvania [M04181US000PAM288NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis;, September 19, 2020.


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