Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
Series Is Presented Here As Two Varibales--(1)--Original Data, 1890-1951 (2)--Original Data, 1947-1956. These Data Are On A 1947-1949 Base, And Are Based On Prices For"Special Metals And Metal Products," Consisting Of The"Total Metals And Metal Products" Group, Plus "Agricultural Machinery And Equipment" And "Motor Vehicles." They Are Comparable To The Former Index (1926=100) For "Metals And Metal Products" (Bls Undated Summary Table Quoted Above, Footnote Ii). Source: Bls "Wholesale Price Indexes For Special Groupings Of Machinery And Steel Products (1947-49=100), " Undated Release Issued By Bls In May, 1952, For The Period 01/1947-02/1952; Monthly Wholesale Price Releases Thereafter.
This NBER data series m04066b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 4 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter04.html.
NBER Indicator: m04066b
National Bureau of Economic Research, Index of Wholesale Prices of Metals and Metal Products for United States [M0466BUSM349NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M0466BUSM349NNBR, January 16, 2017.