Retirements Cover The Same Type Of Issues As Offerings, But The Figures Also Include Issues Retired With Internal Funds As Well As With Proceeds From New Issues Sold For Refunding Purposes. Source: Securities And Exchange Commission, Data For 1948-1959: Unpublished Table On Net Change In Corporate Securities Outstanding, April 1, 1959; For 1960-1964 Data; Sec Statistical Bulletin
This NBER data series q10123 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 10 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter10.html.
NBER Indicator: q10123
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Corporate Securities Retired, Stock, All Industries for United States [Q10123USQ144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/Q10123USQ144NNBR/, July 7, 2015.