These Data Represent The Disappearance Of Creamery Butter, Including Whey Butter, Into Trade Or Consumption Channels. They Are Computed From Factory Output, Imports And Exports, An The Change In Cold Storage Holdings. Relief Distribution Beginning In 12/1933 And Estimated Purchases Of Butter Under The Stamp Plan Beginning In 05/1939 Are Included As Well As Shipments To Noncontiguous Territories. Farm Butter Is Not Included. See The 1942 Supplement To The Survey Of Current Business. The Data For 1917 And 1918 Were Computed By NBER In Order To Place Them On The Same Basis As 1919 And Following Years. Source: 1917-1918 Data Were Computed From Production And Cold Storage Holdings Data In Bureau Of Agricultural Economics, "Summary Of Dairy Situation Statistics, " Supplement To The Dairy Situation, April 1934, Pp.30, 87. Revised Production Annual Totals In United States Department Of Agriculture, Technical Bulletin, No.722, P.29. Import And Export Data Were Taken From Monthly Summary Of Foreign Commerce. 1919-1941 Data Were Given Direct In The Dairy Situation, August 1940, P.11 And The Survey Of Current Business, 1942 Supplement, P.115.
This NBER data series m01071 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 1 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter01.html.
NBER Indicator: m01071
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Butter Consumption for United States [M01071USM149NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M01071USM149NNBR/, August 29, 2015.