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Sales Books, New Orders for United States (M0636BUSM389NNBR)


Aug 1942: 17.24  
Updated: Aug 17, 2012


Millions of Books,
Not Seasonally Adjusted


1Y | 5Y | 10Y | Max


Source: National Bureau of Economic Research  

Release: NBER Macrohistory Database  

Units:  Millions of Books, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly


Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1919-1935 (2)--Original Data, 1935-1942. Reports Cover Total U.S., 13 Manufacturers Reporting For 1935-1940,And 11 Thereafter, The Reduction Resulting From The Consolidation Of The Reports Of 3 Associated Companies. 90 % Of All Sales Books Sold Were Covered By The 1935-1940 Figures, And 75 % Beginning In 1941. The Decline In Coverage Resulting From Increased Sales By Non-Members. Raw Data Published After August, 1942 Are No Longer Comparable; The Source Discontinued Publication After 1943. Source: Survey Of Current Business, Annual Supplements Of 1936, 1938, 1940 And 1942, And Monthly Issues.

This NBER data series m06036b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 6 at

NBER Indicator: m06036b

Suggested Citation:

National Bureau of Economic Research, Sales Books, New Orders for United States [M0636BUSM389NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis;, December 2, 2021.


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