Index Numbers of Wholesale Prices in the United States and Foreign Countries. July 1915

Index Numbers of Wholesale Prices in the United States and Foreign Countries. July 1915

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. 1914, Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. INDEX NUMBERS OF GIBSON. PUBLICATION. This index of wholesale prices in the United States is published by Thomas Gibson, New York, every Saturday, in his weekly market letter. HISTORY. In March, 1910, Prof. J. Pease Norton published a "report on a new method of compiling index numbers on the Sauerbeck selection of commodities modified with the Dun system of weighting," which was prepared for use in the weekly market report of Thomas Gibson.1 The work was undertaken as a continuation of the Dun index, which had been suspended in May, 1907. In this compilation 50 articles, divided into four general groups, were used instead of the much larger number included in Dun's index. The general food group was in turn divided into vegetable foods and animal foods. The descriptions of the 50 articles whose prices formed the index were the same as those used for these 50 articles in Bulletin of the United States Bureau of Labor, No. 75. The actual and relative prices for 1907 of these 50 articles appear to have been taken from the latter source. The plan followed in the compilation of this index was intended to be that used by Sauerbeck. It is claimed that no manufactured or derivative products are included, but that only primary commodities have been used. Since November, 1912, only 22 articles, all of which belong to the food group alone, have been included in the index number. SOURCE OF QUOTATIONS. As previously stated, the quotations used to join this index number with the one compiled by Dun were those published for January, 1907, in Bulletin of the United States Bureau of Labor, No. 75. The source of later quotations is not given.2 BASE...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642414
  • 9781236642417