Price Quantity Indexes and Values for U.S. Exports and Imports, 1879-1923
The data below are price and quantity indexes and values for U.S. international trade, 1879 to 1923, from Robert E. Lipsey, Price and Quantity Trends in the Foreign Trade of the United States, Princeton University Press, 1963. The aggregate indexes and some product breakdowns are shown in the original volume and in U.S. Bureau of the Census, Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, Washington, D.C., 1975. What are presented here are more disaggregated data from the same original source.
The data are in three sets, at different levels of commodity detail. The A tables refer to major commodity classes, 22 for exports and 23 for imports. The B tables present data for intermediate classes, 47 for exports and 50 for imports, and the C tables present data for minor classes, 77 in exports and 90 in imports. The price and quantity indexes are presented with 1913 = 100. A concordance is provided, matching the minor classes approximately to the SITC Revision 2.
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