Data Cover Approximately The Entire Output Of Tin And Terne Plate In The United States. According To R.W. Shannon In"Sheet Steel And Tin Plate" (P. 228), The Metal Containers Industry Accounted For 74.5% Of The Shipments Of Tin Plate In 1929. These Metal Containers Consist Chiefly Of Tin Cans To Contain Preserved Foods, And Gasoline And Oil Cans. According To Mckeesport Tin Plate Company, The Tin Can Industry Is Their Largest Consumer. Source: U.S. Department Of Commerce, Survey Of Current Business, December 1932, P. 20, And Successive Issues.
This NBER data series m01143 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 1 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter01.html.
NBER Indicator: m01143
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Tin and Terne Plate Production for United States [M01143USM576NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M01143USM576NNBR/, July 29, 2015.