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Wholesale Price of Spruce for Boston, MA

1944-05: 47.5 Dollars per Thousand Feet  
Monthly, Not Seasonally Adjusted, M04H0BUS14460M298NNBR, Updated: 2012-08-16 2:57 PM CDT
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Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)-- Original Data, 1890-1919 (2)--Original Data, 1913-1944. 1913-1919 Copied From Bls Handwritten Files. Taken From The Bls. Beginning In 1913, Prices Are Quoted Weekly, On Saturday. Called Spruce Eastern, Random Cargoes, 2 By 3 And 4 (See Bulletin 473, 1926-1928. Bulletin 473 Gives 1926 Overlap And Annual Review Figures Showing That Series Is Consistent From Beginning Of 1920). From 1929-June, 1940, Series Labelled Spruce Eastern, Boston. For July-December, 1940, Specification States "No Quantity Specified;" Beginning 1941, Called"Eastern, Random No. 1, 2 Inches By 3 Inches And 4 Inches, Per Thousand Board Feet, Carlot, Delivered By Rail, On Boston Rate Of Freight." Series Remains The Same As That Called"Eastern, Boston." Source: Bureau Of Labor Statistics Bulletins, Monthly "Wholesale Prices", Bls Files.

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NBER Indicator: m04090b

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Release: NBER Macrohistory Database

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National Bureau of Economic Research, Wholesale Price of Spruce for Boston, MA [M04H0BUS14460M298NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, November 26, 2015.

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