Linters Are Excluded From This Coverage. Part Stocks Are Included. A Running Bale Is A Varying Weight Of Bale Depending On The Ginnery. Running Bales Are Bales As Pressed At The Ginneries. Round Bales Are Counted As Half Bales. After 1949, Reports On Cotton Were No Longer Made On A Calendar Month Basis, But For Four Or Five Week Periods. Therefore, Beginning In January 1950, The Figures Refer To The Saturday Near The End Of The Month, Up To And Including The Fourth Day Of The Following Month. Source: U.S. Bureau Of The Census, Bulletin No. 135, "Cotton Production And Distribution" And Following Bulletins Through No. 189 (1952); Thereafter, Data Are From Monthly Releases, "Cotton And Linters, " Facts For Industry Series M-15-1
This NBER data series m05004 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 5 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter05.html.
NBER Indicator: m05004
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Cotton Stocks In Public Storage and At Compresses for United States [M05004USM596NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M05004USM596NNBR, February 9, 2016.