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Cold-Storage Holdings of Beef for United States (M0506AUSM436NNBR)


Dec 1955: 208.7  
Updated: Aug 17, 2012


Millions of Pounds of Meat,
Not Seasonally Adjusted


End of Month
1Y | 5Y | 10Y | Max


Source: National Bureau of Economic Research  

Release: NBER Macrohistory Database  

Units:  Millions of Pounds of Meat, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly, End of Month


Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1915-1955 (2)--Seasonally Adjusted Data, 1916-1930. The "End Of Month" Data In The Statistical Bulletin Was Given As The First Of The Month, So The Figures Have Been Pushed Back, So That February 1 Became January 31, Etc. Data In The Survey Was Given At The End Of The Month Directly. Beef And Veal Holdings Include "Frozen, Cured, And In The Process Of Cure In Cold-Storage Houses And Meat Packing Establishments." Data Also Appear In The Agricultural Yearbook (To 1928) And Agricultural Statistics (To 1938), But "Frozen," And "Cured" Beef Must Be Added. Stocks Of Meat Purchased In The Federal Surplus Relief Corporation From "Drought Stricken Livestock" In 1934-1935 Are Not Included In These Figures. From June 1944 On, These Figures Include Trimmings Previously Included With Edible Offal In The Group "Miscellaneous Meats." Source: U.S. Department Of Agriculture, Bureau Of Agricultural Economics, The Agricultural Marketing Service, For 1916-1942 Data: Statistical Bulletin No. 39, "Cold Storage Holdings, " P. 18; Thereafter: "Livestock Market News Statistics And Related Data, " Annual Issues; And Monthly Issues Of"Cold Storage Report."

This NBER data series m05006a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 5 at

NBER Indicator: m05006a

Suggested Citation:

National Bureau of Economic Research, Cold-Storage Holdings of Beef for United States [M0506AUSM436NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis;, August 19, 2022.


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