Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
Series Is Presented Here As Four Variables-- (1)--Original Data, 1890-1918 (2) Original Data, 1914-1928 (3)-- Original Data, 1926-1951 (4)--Original Data, 1947-1958. For 1890-1913, Data Are Figures For First Of Month. For 1914- 1915, Quotations From First Friday Are Used 1890-1915, Newsprint Paper, Roll, Contract; 1890-1910 Is On New York Basis; 1911-1915 F.O.B. Basis, J. Of C. Published Figures Refer To Rag And Wood Paper, While From 1898 On They Refer To Wood Paper. The 1890-1897 Data Were Reduced According To The Ratio January, 1898/December, 1897: 2.12 Divided By 2.62 Equals .8092. Title Changes From December, 1910 To January, 1911 From "New York Basis" To "F.O.B. Mill" But There Was No Discontnuity In Data. Source: Bls Bulletins. Figures For 1890-1897 Computed By NBER. 1914-1916, Paper Trade Journal. 1917-1928, Directly From Bls.
This NBER data series m04093a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 4 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter04.html.
NBER Indicator: m04093a
National Bureau of Economic Research, Wholesale Price of Newsprint Paper for United States [M0493AUSM267NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M0493AUSM267NNBR, February 18, 2017.