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Sales Books, New Orders for United States

1942-08: 17.24 Millions of Books  
Monthly, Not Seasonally Adjusted, M0636BUSM389NNBR, Updated: 2012-08-17 1:50 PM CDT
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Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1919-1935 (2)--Original Data, 1935-1942. Reports Cover Total U.S., 13 Manufacturers Reporting For 1935-1940,And 11 Thereafter, The Reduction Resulting From The Consolidation Of The Reports Of 3 Associated Companies. 90 % Of All Sales Books Sold Were Covered By The 1935-1940 Figures, And 75 % Beginning In 1941. The Decline In Coverage Resulting From Increased Sales By Non-Members. Raw Data Published After August, 1942 Are No Longer Comparable; The Source Discontinued Publication After 1943. Source: Survey Of Current Business, Annual Supplements Of 1936, 1938, 1940 And 1942, And Monthly Issues.

This NBER data series m06036b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 6 at

NBER Indicator: m06036b

Source: National Bureau of Economic Research

Release: NBER Macrohistory Database

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National Bureau of Economic Research, Sales Books, New Orders for United States [M0636BUSM389NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, February 11, 2016.

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