All Quotations Are For "Pure" Lard With The Exception Of A Few For "Pure Leaf." No "Compound" Lard Is Quoted. The Great Majority Of Quotations Are For "Tub" Lard (Sold In Bulk). Some Quotations Are For Lard Sold In Pails But Were Reduced To A Price Per Pound Basis. Prices Are For The 15Th Of The Month Or The Tuesday Nearest The 15Th. Data Are The Simple Average Of Actual Selling Prices Of The 15Th Of The Month Through August, 1933. Thereafter, A Price Report Every Two Weeks Until 1936. Between August, 1933, And June, 1936, The Bls Collected Several Prices Per Month. If One Of Them Applied To A Date Between The 12Th And The 18Th, It Was Used As Given. In The Cases Of Other Dates The Given Prices Were Averaged. Source: Bls Bulletins, Nos. 105, 115, 125, 132, 136, 137, 140, 270, 300, 315, 334, 396, 418, 445, 464, And 495 And United States Bureau Of Labor, "Retail Prices" For 1913-1934 Data, Except December, 1931-December, 1932, Which Are From Special Monthly Mimeographed Reports Of U.S.B.L. Not Given Formerly In Bulletins For Economy'S Sake. 1935-1943 Data Are From "Retail Prices--Principal Articles Of Food By Cities." 1911 And 1912 Data Were Computed By NBER By Averaging Quotations Of A Varying Number Of Firms.
This NBER data series m04027 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 4 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter04.html.
NBER Indicator: m04027
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Retail Price of Lard for New York, NY [M04027US35620M267NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M04027US35620M267NNBR/, September 5, 2015.