1920-08/1926 Prices Are For No.22 Gage, Auto Body And Light Cold-Rolled Sheets. 09/1926-11/1932 Prices Are For No.20 Gage, Auto Body And Light Cold-Rolled Sheets. 12/1932-05/18/1938 Prices Are For No.20 Gage, Light Cold-Rolled Sheets. 05/19/1938-1943 Prices Are For Cold Rolled Sheets. The July, 1925 Figure Was Misprinted In The Source As 5.15. Here It Has Been Corrected To 4.15 And Has Been Checked Against Weekly Figures. The February, 1931 Entry Was Misprinted In The Source As 3.90. Here It Has Been Corrected To 3.30 And Has Been Checked Against Weekly Figures. From May 10, 1939 To And Including May 15, 1939, Reductions Of From $4.00 To $8.00 A Ton Off Base Prices Were Prevalent. Although These Concessions Were Withdrawn On May 15, Many Orders Originally Placed At Concessions Ranging From $4.00 To $6.00 Were Later Adjusted To The Maximum $8.00 Reduction From The Base Price. 1940 Data Were Computed By NBER From Weekly Data. Source: Iron Age, January 3, 1935, P.268, January 4, 1940, P.172, And Following Issues.
This NBER data series m04157 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 4 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter04.html.
NBER Indicator: m04157
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Wholesale Price of Auto Body and Light Cold-Rolled Sheets for Pittsburgh, PA [M04157US38300M267NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M04157US38300M267NNBR/, July 3, 2015.