Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1889-1921 (2)--Original, 1920-1956. Data Cover Four Ports: New York, Boston, Philadelphia And Baltimore. Although Baltimore Was Not Included From September 1903-March 1922, The Title "Four Ports" Appears In The Source Until April 1913. "Three Ports" Was Then Substituted Until Baltimore Once Again Is Included. Baltimore Reached It'S Prime In 1896-1897, When It Accounted For About One Per Cent Of The Total Distribution. Beginning In March 1922, Baltimore And Philadelphia Are Combined And Baltimore'S Proportion Cannot Be Determined. Stocks Comprise: Importers -- All Raw Sugar Arriving In Ports Not Owned By Refineries; And Refineries -- All Raw Sugar Arriving In Ports Not Owned By Refineries And On Land Up To The Actual Point Of Melting, But Not Sugar Which Has Been Purchased But That Has Not Yet Arrived At The Port. Figures Usually Reflect The Amount On The Saturday Nearest The End Of The Month, But Sometimes It May Reflect The Wednesday Or Thursday Nearest The End Of The Month. December 1889-1897 Data Were Not Checked Because The Source Was Unavailable. Source: Weekly Statistical Sugar Trade Journal
This NBER data series m05002a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 5 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter05.html.
NBER Indicator: m05002a
National Bureau of Economic Research, Raw Sugar Stocks at Four Ports for United States [M0502AUSM576NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M0502AUSM576NNBR, July 5, 2020.