January 1935

52

SURVEY OF CUERENT BUSINESS
1934

Monthly statistics through December 1931,

January 1935
1934

1933

ences to the sources of the data, may be found Novem- Novem- Decem- January
ber
ber
i
ber
in the 1932 Annual Supplement to the Survey

~ iMareh

April

May

June

July

August Septem- |0ctober

RUBBER AND RUBBER PRODUCTS—Continued
1

i
185

186

303

220 !

262

342

293

238

220

237

I
I
231 j

14, 878
38, 342

13,818
27, 074

13,811
21, 777

15,246 ;
20,062 !

19, 963
11,364

15,615
13, 795

20, 930
21,610

24, 336
27, 149

15, 127
23, 016

24, 186
22, 651

47,497
31,274 ;

38, 625
38, 484

2,458
318
1, 165
268

1,682
306
628
211

2,488
257
939
273

3,194
301
1,429
393

3, 575
434
1,527
490

3 877 !
'575
1,670 !
437

3, 908
594
1,778
540

3, 156
478
1,320
449

3,332
526
1,269
372

4,291
570
1,827
413

4, 742
56S !
2,405

5,279
804
2,813386

6, 752
2,071
4, 682
6, 289
837
5, 452
6, 209
779
5,430
14, 858
6,721
8,137

6, 069
2,436
3, 633
4, 525
892
3, 633
4,506
887
3,619
16, 358
8,265
8,093

6,247
3,584
2, 663
7. 231
4. 133
3. 098
7,207
4,129
3,078
15, 583
7,742
7,841

5,430
3,580
1,850
4, 585
3,241
1,345
4,555
3,220
1,335
16,394
8, 165
8,229

6,467
4,186
2,281
6, 845
i
5, 419
;
1, 426
1 6,796
i 5,378
1 1,418
! 16, 016
6, 932
9,084

4,843
2, 451
2,392
2. 749
1, 868
881
2, 673
1. 798
875
17, 774
7,378
10, 396

l

4,919
1,819
3,100
2,927
2,084
843
2, 874
2, 036
838
20, 080
7,259
12, 821

4,478
1,566
2,912
3, 613
1,980
1,633
3,561
1,933
1,629
20, 945
6,846
14, 099

3, 587
843
2,744
4,611
1,174
3,436
4, 594
1, 170
3,425
19, 935
6,515
13,419

5,161
1,011
4, 150
6,529
1,543
4.986
6,448
1,467
4,982
18, 567
5,983
12, 584

3,91S
877
3,041
6,498
911
5,587
6, 436
857
5, 579
15, 858
5, 821
10, 037

5,078
1,201
3,877
5,525
790
4,735
5,486
758
4,727
15, 248
6, 085
9,163

15,955
11,287
337
4,552
6,398
38, 436

13, 625
12, 738
322
3,215
9, 201
37,528

14, 826
13,463
432
2, 833
10, 198
42, 587

16, 293
20, 544
175
9, 273
11,096
38, 986

19, 903
19, 294
347
6,605
12, 199
39, 592

17, 802
16, 991
328
4, 673
11,991
39, 961

19, 603
20, 120
137
6,928
13, 055
39, 763

19,412
20, 513
426
3,946
16, 142
38, 446

15, 903
15, 656
346
4,485
10, 825
38, 997

18, 605
15, 493
339
4,936
10, 218
42, 140

13,911
13, 219
219
4,079
8, 921
42, 652

14,437
16, 889
377
5, 238
11.273
40, 016

4,054
2, 763
2
409
2. 351
5,559

4, 496
4,527
3
281
4,244
4,281

5.499
5,594
5
388
5,201
5,090

5,711
5,804
1
617
5,186
5,010

5, 726
5,770
3
532
5.235
4,838

5, 018
4,739
5

5,040
4, 881

4,459
4,989

493
4,387
5,360

4,772
5,050
10
241
4,799
4,955

3,082
3,277
2
318
2,956
4,933

3,601
3,602
2
382
3,218
4,894

2, 952
3,107
2
455
2, 650
4, 718

3,239
3,297
13
584
2,699
4.656

2,836
607
1, 013
1,216

2,848

3,479
699
1,297
1,483

3.491
757
1. 147
1, 587

4, 437
830
1, 500
2,108

4,297
863
1,498
1,937

4,589
959
1,790
1,840

4,424
990
1, 583
1,852

3, 834
1,001
1,362
1,472

3,923
984
1,399
1,540

3, 187
8-16
1,138
1, 203

3,715
996
1, 376
1,343

MISCELLANEOUS PRODUCTS
Rubber bands, shipments.
thous. of lb_.
Rubber clothing, calendered:
Orders, net number of coats and sundries. . 22, 756
Production. -.number of coats and sundries. . 25, 868
Rubber-proofed fabrics, production, total
thous. of yd_.
Auto fabrics
thous. of yd__
Raincoat fabrics
thous. of yd_.
Rubber flooring, shipments
thous. of sq. ft._
Rubber and canvas footwear:*
Production, total..thous. of pairs. . 4,992
Tennis
thous. of pairs..
1, 165
Waterproof
thous. of pairs.. 3,827
Shipmonts, total
thous. of pairs. . 4,727
575
Tennis
__
thous. of pairs
Waterproof..
thous. of pairs.. 4, 152
4, 653
Shipments, domestic, total.- -thous. of pairs..
Tennis
thous. of pairs..
528
4,125
Waterproof. .. . -_
thous. of pairsStocks, total, end of month- -thous. of pairs. . 15,513
Tennis
thous. of pairs..
6, 675
Waterproof
. .. _ thous. of pairs.
8,838
Rubber heels:
Production
thous. of pairs. .
Shipments, total*
thous of pairs
Export
thous. of pairs..
Repair trade
thous. of pairs
Shoe manufactures
thous of pairs
Stocks, end of month
thous. of pairs..
Rubber soles:
Production
thous. of pairs..
Shipments, total*
thous. of pairs
Export
..thous. of pairs
Repair trade
thous. of pairs, .
Shoe manufactures
thous. of pairs. Stocks, end of month
thous of pairs
Mechanical rubber goods, shipments:
Total
. thous. of dol .
Belting
thous. of doL.
Hose
thous. of dol..
Other
thous. of doL.

:::::::::

1,015
1,206

ogq •

330

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK §
Common brick, wholesale price, red, N. Y.
dol. per thous-.
Face brick (average per plant) :
Orders, unfilled, end of mo-.thous. of brick..
Production (machine)* . . thous. of brick
Shipments
thous of brick
Stocks, end of monthj
thous. of brick..
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo .. thous. of brick..
Production.
thous. of brick
Shipments by rail
thous. of brick..
Shipments by truck
thous. of brick ..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of brick. .

10. 50

850
1,651
552
1,105
2,715

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
_dol. per bbl._
1. 650
5,779
Production
.
. thous. of bbl
Percent of capacity
26 2
Shipments
thous. of bbl_.
5. 664
Stocks, finished, end of month thous. of bbL. 20, 086
Stocks, clinker, end of month. . .thous. of bbl_. 6,151

8.75

9.00

9.25

9.88

10.50

10. 50

10.50

10. 50

10. 50

10.50

10.50

10. 50

320
174
123
2, 750

340
109
111
2,717

355
53
133
2,663

644
33
77
2, 532

664
57
136
2,483

657
104
149
2, 464

621
137
197
2,450

545
158
180
2, 380

503
179
181
2,300

405
131
208
2,333

369
158
172
2,292

351
203
217
2,217

1,775
1,431
773
642
1, 485

75
601
0
800
2,010

100
967
16
791
2, 213

900
359
54
306
2,042

355
563
126
1, 7oi

»!

705
437
29
1, 006
1,518

605
1,340
60
1, 346
1,324

425
1,228
44
965
1, 434

155
1,219
45
848
1,351

148
1, 137
45
1,045
1,959

140
1,164
42
1, 121
2, 091

175
920
83
889
1, 877

1.603
1. 603
4,672
3,526
1 5. 5
21 2
4,463
3,738
19,709 , 19,541
5, 877 ; 5, 717

1.650
3, 779
16.6
3,778
19, 547
5,919

1. 650
4.168
20.2
2, 952
20. 762
5, 936

1.650
5. 257
23.0
4,618
21. 422
6,318

1. 575
6. 544
29.6
6, 492
21,557
6, 565

1. 570
8. 554
37.5
8. 784
21,301
6, 304

1. 650
8,813
39.8
8,541
21, 600
6,424

1.650
8,144
35.7
7,898
21,852
6,588

1.650
7,842
34.5
8,249
21, 424
6,332

1.650
7, 6*0
34.8
7,388
21,734
5, 975

1.650
6, 675
29.3
8,439
0
19. 972
« 6, 055

GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers: #
3, 134
2,860
3,168
3,160
3,117
3, 252
2,920
3, 032
2,864
2,123 i 1,997
2,770
2.600
Production
thous of gros5
52. 6
53.2
54. 1
55.2
56.6
49.2
49.2
55. 1
56.8
Percent of capacity. .
52.0
64.0 i
62.6
46.6
3, 132
3.272
2,974
3,080
3, 172
2,662
2, 914
3,136
2. 542
1,806 i
1,873
Shipments
thous. of gross.2,585
3,137
7,152
7,622
7, 215
7,567
7,483
7,442
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross..
5,112 ; 5,238
7,719
7, 545
7,480
7, 558
7,078
Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
2, 184
1.411
1,423
1, 453
1, 553 !
1,522
1,480
1, 491
New and contract
_ number of turns
1,571 !
1,150
1,781
1,145
1,990
2, 540
2, 235
2,216
1,951
2,205
2, 259
1, 794
Unfilled, end of month. ..number of turns. . 2,456
1,958 :
1,805
1,865
1,918
1, 858
1,844
1,188
1, 062
1,453
2,022
1, 512
1,276
Production.number of turns..
1.256
1,588 i 1,030
1,763
1,460
1, 495
Shipments:
1,880
1,390
1,427
1,446 >
1, 105
1,936
1, 427
1,999
1,439
1,413
1, 255
1,423 ! 1,171
Total
number of turns..
73.3
55. 6
49.9
43.1
56.3
55. 1
75.4
55.6
77.9
50.5
41.2
56.1
Percent of full operation
48.9
4,432
4, 457
4,649
4,641
4, 610
4,735
4,656
4,286
4,431
4,367
4,615
Stocks, end of month
number of turns.. 4,475
4,581
Plate glass, polished, production f
7,512
6,738
7,441
6,520 i 7, 242 i 7, 450
6,587
4, 169 i 6, 347 I
9,927
7, 607
8,629
7, 764
thous. of sq. ft..
0
Revised.
* New series. Earlier data not published on rubber heels and soles prior to December 1932, and on illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 (except production ana
percent of capacity); for earlier data see p. 20 of the June 1933 issue, face brick, machine production.
§ Census Bureau has comparative summaries for 2 months only on structural clay products. Series not comparable over 13-month period.
J Adjusted for degrading and year-end physical inventories.
t Revised data for 1933 represent total production for the United States.
# Series on glass containers are not comparable for 1934 and earlier years due to increase of number of firms reporting to 44. Shipments of the 44 firms for the first 11
months of 1933 amounted to 30,770,188 compared with 21,639,005 for the 30 firms reporting a year ago. Comparable statistics on shipments for the companies, now reporting
by years, from 1928 to date were as follows (in gross): 1928, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,896; 1930, 31,905,933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949; and 1933, 33,048,747. Data are not
available for this period on production and stocks, nor are monthly figures on shipments available. It may be noted from the trend of these data that the monthly figures
prior to 1934 had a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series.
• In October 1933 4 new companies were included in the report and 1 additional company in January 1934. Since that month, the coverage of the industry is 100 percent.
For preceding periods the coverage varied but was about 80 percent. Overlapping figures are available for October 1933. See the October 1934 issue for October 1933 data for
the
smaller
number of firms.
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January 1935

SURVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS

January 1935

1933
Monthly statistics through December 1981, 1934
together with explanatory footnotes and references to the sources of the data, may be found Novem- Novem- Decem- January Februber
ber
ary
in the 1932 Annual Supplement to the Survey
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53
1934

March

April

May

June

July

August September October

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS—Continued
GYPSUM *
Crude (quarterly) :
Imports
short tons
Production
short tons
Shipments (uncalcined) _ _ .. .short tons .
Caloined ..(quarterly) ;
Production
short tons
Calcined products (quarterly) :
Shipments:
Board, plaster (and lath) .thous. of sq. ft.
Board wall
thous of sq ft
Cement, Keenes
short tons
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded, gaging,
finish, etc
short tons
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc . _ _
__ __ _ .short tons
Tile partition
thous of sq ft
TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity .
.
- .. .short tons
Value .thous. of dol..

539
41

341
33

88, 820
241, 100
89, 511

266, 761
85, 747

o

90, 453
432, 020
173, 218

88 408
450, 754
145, 404

182, 194

206, 476

319, 983

257, 048

21, 796
41 314
2,752

19, 339
43 058
2,514

31, 591
76 218
4,258

32, 601
44 612
3 501

139, 623

149, 420

226, 405

188, 314

17, 220
1,333

24, 063
2,222

29, 437
2,426

24, 681
1 721

764
52

1,159
112

506
39

902
82

880
69

996
95

1,630
122

964
83

1,382
84

515
50

761
65

9,701
9,326
17, 531

9,992
9,487
18, 139

8,257
8,335
18, 164

6,443
6,254
18, 353

7,731
8,766
17 319

6, 783
8,005
16, 097

9 322
9,611
15 808

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:*
Production
thous. of dozen pairs
Shipments
_ _. thous. of dozen pairs .
Stocks, end of month thous. of dozen pairs
Men's and boys' garments cut:
Overcoats thous of garments
Separate trousers
thous. of garments
Suits
thous. of garments ._
COTTON

8,018
7,697
15, 473

6,148
6,009
15,612

7,208
6,760
16, 164

354
1,191
907

135
929
1,061

:::.::

8,988
8,165
17 091

10, 240
10, 381
17 053

477
296
348
475
363
508
477
545
513
421
520
519
360
Consumption f
thous. of bales..
Exports:
Quantity, exclusive of linters
572
° 454
thous. of bales..
820
915
739
628
387
616
550
285
459
306
° 253
Value. (See Foreign Trade.)
Ginnings (total crop to end of month)
a
9,030
4,958
12, 557
7, 920
thous. of bales
12, 106
12, 356
12, 664
1,398
100
8
11
11
9
8
12
13
12
Imports#
-thous. of bales .
13
14
19
15
10
Prices:
.123
To producer
dol. per lb._
.131
.125
.096
.096
.103
.116
.110
.116
.123
.117
.117
.131
.126
.131
Wholesale, middling, N.Y
dol. per lb_.
.102
.125
.100
.114
.113
.119
.123
.134
.123
.123
.129
Production, crop estimate
thous. of bales. . « 9, 731
/ 13,047
1,498
1,676
2,349
2,283
Receipts into sight^
_ . thous. of bales
1,283
427
522
715
515
339
432
527
598
Stocks, end of month:!
Domestic, total mills and warehouses
8,673
10, 521
thous. of bales .. 11, 089 11, 977 11, 977 11, 102 10, 293
6,794
9,499
7,982
8,679
6,905
7,311
1,294
1,057
1,140
Mills
thous of bales
1 642
1 606
1 422
1 573
1 657
1 585
1 326
1 651
1 228
1 081
9,795 10, 404 10, 335
7,616
9,381
Warehouses
thous. of bales
9 496
8 637
5 824
7 848
7 094
6 560
5 985
5,566
7,210
7,963
World visible supply, total
thous. of bales, . 7,955
9,848 10, 060
9,284
7,362
9,837
8,868
8,566
7,959
6,950
6,639
6,086
5,225
6,037
American cotton
thous of bales
8 255
8 203
7 693
7 025
5 541
6 516
6 093
5 040
4 737
4 532
COTTON MANUFACTURES
Cotton yarn:
Prices, wholesale:
.304
.316
.312
22/ls, cones (Boston)
dol. per lb,.
.295
.301
.316
.322
.320
.298
.315
.327
.301
.308
.478
40/ls, southern, spinning
dol. per lb._
.458
.467
.464
.479
.480
.458
.451
.459
.471
(2)
(2)
(2)
Cotton goods:
Abrasive cloth. (See Paper Products.)
Cotton cloth:
16, 857
15,092 17,919
17, 330
16, 423
Exports?
thous. of sq. yd
16 790
21 223
20 071 22 556
23 791 22 792
15 647
14 456
3,517
2,512
2,592
Imports*
.thous. of sq. yd._
3,925
4,004
3,985
6,135
3,817
4,616
5,426
1,701
2,108
1,944
Prices, wholesale:
.066
.074
Print'cloth, 64 x 60
dol. per yd..
.065
.070
.066
.072
.069
.070
.064
.067
.063
.067
.071
Sheeting, brown, 4 x 4 (Trion mill)
.078
.082
.076
dol. per yd._
.081
.073
.077
.082
.081
.080
.077
.076
.079
.077
Ootton cloth finishing:*
Production:
Bleached, plain ....
thous. of yd 127, 493
108, 328 122, 869 132, 678 163, 772 150 138 137, 053 106, 741 101, 015 113,209 111,581 134, 386
Dyed, colors
thous. of yd._ 89, 455
60, 294
89, 420
76, 678 89, 192 117, 562 104, 689 97, 838 73, 954
66, 472 73, 651 73, 407
Dyed, black
thous. of yd . 7,076
6, 162
4,616
4,761
6,416
5,834
7,985
5,258
5,916
4,885
5,686
5,738
Printed... ...
_.
thous. of yd 114, 139
86, 517 99, 901 104, 920 131 426 122 951 114 803 83 414 75 833 84 499 90, 772
126, 384
Stocks:*
Bleached and dyed..
thous. of yd - 298, 233
341, 351 332, 985 325, 313 327, 040 308, 895 310, 471 314,413 310, 039 269, 461 266, 886 277, 030
Printed
thous. of yd_. 111, 758
137, 661 106, 280 104, 949 99, 614 106, 388 107, 128 118, 034 109, 756 101, 057 101, 083 108, 830
Spindle activity:!
Active spindles
thousands
25, 051
25, 421 24, 828 25, 647
24, 621 24 418
22, 113
25, 095
26, 380 26, 525
24, 164
26 485 25, 896
6,795
Active spindle hours, total. .mills, of hours.. 6,703
6,692
7,185
5,080
6,973
5,241
5,152
3,716
7,706
7,259
7,268
5,753
217
Average per spindle in place
_ hours ..
220
234
233
]20
164
225
216
169
186
234
167
249
Operations
percent of capacity..
94.0
96.3
73.3
98.5
101.5
102.7
72.6
97.1
54.3
105.6
98.0
74.3
76.8
0
Revised. « Dec. 1 estimate, f Final estimate.
* New series. For earlier data on gypsum, see p. 20 of the January 1933 issue; the new series on hosiery compiled by the Hosiery Code Authority and are estimated to
represent 95 percent of the industry. The revised data on hosiery presented in the October 1934 issue are based on a check of the data previously reported, made by the
Code Authority. Data on cotton cloth finishing are from the National Association of Finishers of Textile Fabrics and cover practically all the industry; comparable figures
are not available prior to December 1933; the production statistics are prorated from data for 4-week periods; stocks are as reported at end of each 4-week period.
1 For revisions for crop years 1933 and 1932, see p. 52 of the October 1933 issue, and p. 52 of the September 1933 issue, respectively.
f For revisions of cotton consumption domestic stocks and spindle activity for the year ended July 1932, see p. 20 of the February 1933 issue, and for cotton consumption domestic stocks and spindle activity for the year ended July 1933, see pp. 52 and 53 of the November 1933 issue.
§ Data revised for 1932. For revisions, see p. 53 of the June 1933 issue. Data revised for 1933; see p. 20 of the September 1934 issue.
# See footnote on p. 35 of this issue. Data revised for 1933; see p. 20 of the October 1934 issue.
• Stocks at end of 4-week periods through June 16. July figures are averages for July 14 and Aug. 11. August figure as of Sept. 8. Subsequent data,' for succeeding 4week8 periods.
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Monthly statistics through December 1931,

February 1935

1934

1933

ences to the sources of the data, may be found Decem- Decem- January Februber
ary
in the 1932 Annual Supplement to the Survey
ber

March

April

May

! June

July

Se

P£m- October |N«jy»-

August

RUBBER AND RUBBER PRODUCTS—Continued
|

j

MISCELLANEOUS PRODUCTS
Rubber bands, shipments
thous of Ib
Rubber clothing, calendered:
Orders, net number of coats and sundries
Production number of coats and sundries. .
Rubber-proofed fabrics, production, total
thous of yd
Auto fabrics...
...thous. of yd_.
Raincoat fabrics
._ thous. of yd__
Rubber flooring, shipments ... thous. of sq. ft_.
Rubber and canvas footwear:*
Production, total. __
thous. of pairs
Tennis
thous of pairs
Waterproof- _ _
_ thous. of pairs
Shipments, total
thous. of pairs.
Tennis
thous. of pairs..
Waterproof
thous. of pairsShipments, domestic, total.-.thous. of pairs.
Tennis
thous. of pairs
Waterproof
thous. of pairs.. |
Stocks, total, end of month thous of pairs !
Tennis . .
thous. of pairs i
Waterproofthous. of pairs..
Rubber heels:
Production
thous. of pairs
Shipments, total*
thous of pairs
Export
thous. of pairs..
Repair trade
thous. of pairs..
Shoe manufactures
thous. of pairs
Stocks, end of month
. _ thous. of pairs
Rubber soles:
Production
thous. of pairs
Shipments, total*
thous. of pairs
Export
_ _
thous. of pairs
Repair trade
thous. of pairs
Shoe manufactures
thous. of pairs
Stocks, end of month
thous. of pairs..
Mechanical rubber goods, shipments:
|
Total.
thous. of dol._
Belting
thous. of doL.
Hose
thous. of dol—
Other
thous. of dol..

186

303

220

262

13,818
27,074

13,811
21,777

15, 246
20, 062

19, 963

!

2,488
257
939
«310

3,194
301
1,429
o 424

3,575

306
628
211 :

5,430
3,580

6,467

4,585

6,845

1,682
411

6,069 ! 6,247
2,436
3,584
3,633
2,663
4,525
7,231
892

4, 133

4, 506
887
3, 619
16, 358

7, 207
4,129
3, 078
15, 583

3,633

8,265 '
8,093

13, 428
14, 075
359
3, 435
10, 281
37, 751
3, 400
3, 592
3
530
3, 059
4, 329

1,850

3,098

13,625

14,826

12, 738
322

13, 463
432

9, 201

10, 198

4, 291
570 !

4, 742
568

5,279 i

413 i

339

5,161
1,011 i
4,150 !

3,918
877
3,041

3,156
478
1,320
449

3,332

4,843 i

4,919

4,478

3,587

2,451
2, 392 !

1,819
3, 100

575 i
1,670 i
437 |

2.749 i
l',868

3,908

838

5, 594
5
388
5, 201
5, 090

5,804

3,479

3,491 :
757
1,147
1,587 |
i

1
617 :
5,186
5,010 !

881

843

17,774
20,080
6,932
7,378 1 7,259
9,084 i 10,396 | 12,821

5, 726
5, 770
3
532
5, 235
4, 838

5,018
4,739 i

5,040
4,881

4,459
4,989

4,387
5,360

4, 437
830 !
1, 500
2, 108

4,297 ;

4,589

863
1,498 '
1,937 .

959
1,790
1,840

328

137

4,673 : 6,928
11,991 j 13,055
39,961 | 39,763

5 !
275

843

2,744

4,611
1,174

3,436
4,594

1,170
3, 425
19, 935
6.515

6,529 !
1,543 I

4,986 I
6,448 !

2,405

804 !
2,813 I
386 i

4,992

6,498

3,877 |
5,525 !1

3,827
4,727

5,587
6,436

4,735 1
5,486 i

4,152
4,653

911

1,467 i
857
4, 982
5, 579
18, 567
15, 858

1,201 <
790

758 1

13,419

5,983

5,821

12, 584

10, 037

19,412
20, 513
426

15, 903
15, 656
346

18,605
15,493

13,911
13,219

14,437 1
16,889 !

339
4, 936

377 !

16, 142
38, 446

10, 825
38, 997

10,218

219
4, 079

4,485

1,£52
44P

5,078 !

14, 099

3,946

1,165
575

528

4,125
15,513
6,675
8,838
13,922
15,746
32f

8,921

5,238 i
11,273 i
40,016 !

4,175
11,244
38,040

3,239
3,297 :

3,541
3,617

42, 140 | 42, 652

10 !
241 i
4, 799 !
4,955 |

3, 082
3, 277
2
318
2, 956
4, 933

3,601 i
3,602 ;

2,952
3,107

3,218 1
4,894

2,650
4,718

2,699 j
4,656 j

3,030
4,528

4, 424
990
1,583
1,852

3, 834
1, 001 \
1,362
1, 472

3,923 !

3,187

3,715

!

996
1,376
1,343

3.094

846
1, 138
1,203

4,772
5,050 !

1
493

1,827 !

22,756
25,868

4,727 !
15,248 1
6,085 i
9,163

6,846

17,802 j 19,603
16,991 20,120

19, 903
19, 294 ,
347 1
6, 605
12, 199 :
39, 592

526
1,269
372

1,566
2,912
3,613
1,980
1,633
3,561
1,933
1,629
20, 945

2,927
2,084

875 i

5,711 !1

23,016

594
1,778
540

3,877 !

1,418
16, 016

5,499

699
1,297
1,483

330 i

38,625
38,484 i

1,335
16, 394
8,165

42,587

627
1,015
1,206 i
i

231
47, 497
31, 274

2,874
2,036

4,496

2,848

237
24, 186
22, 651

2,673
1,798 ;

37,528
4, 527
3
281
4, 244
4, 281

220
15, 127

6,796
5,378

8,229

2,833

4,186
2,281

238
24, 336
27, 149

5, 419
1,426

16, 293
20, 544
175 ;
9,273 !
11,096 i
38, 986 |

3,215

434
1,527
« 489

342

3,241
1,345
4, 555

3,220

7,742
7,841

11,364

293

15,615 < 20,930
13,795 ; 21,610

!
1
i
|

i

2
382 i

884 |
1, 399 \
1,540 |

2
455

13
584

3
585

70T
1,078
1,310

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK §
Common brick, wholesale price, red, N. Y.
dol. per thous..
Face brick (average per plant):
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.-thous. of brick. _
Production (machine)*
thous. of brick..
Shipments
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month!
thous. of brick..
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo-.thous. of brick..
Production
thous. of brick. J
Shipments by rail
thous. of brick..
Shipments by truck
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of brick..
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbL.
Production
—thous. of bbl—
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of bbL.
Stocks, finished, end of month thous. of bbl..
Stocks, clinker, end of month... thous. of bbl..

10. 50

1.650
4,447
19.5
3,104
21,421
6,189

9.00 |

9.25 I

340 j
109
111 |
2, 717 !
1
75
601
0
800
2,010

355 j
53 !
133 |
2,663 i

1.603
3,526
15.5
3,738
19, 541
5,717

10. 50

10. 50

10.50

10.50 i

10. 50

10.50 I

10.50

10.50

1C. 50

644
33
77
2,532

57
136
2,483

657
104
149
2,464

621
137
197
2,450

545
158
180
2,380

503
179
181
2,300

405 j
131 I
208 I
2,333 |

369
158
172
2,292

351
203
217
2,217

322
218
143
2,303

900
359
54
366
2,042

355
563
126 i
721 !
1,755 i

705
437
29
1,006
1,518

605
1,340
60
1,346
1,324

425
1,228
44
965
1,434

155
1,219
45
848
1,351

148
1,137
45
1,045
1,959

140
1,164
42
1,121
2,091

175
920
83
889
1,877

850
1,651
552
1,105
2.715

1.650 i 1.575
5,257 : 6,544
23.0
29.6
4,618 i 6,492
21,422 I 21, 557
6,318 i 6,565

1.570
8,554
37.5
8,784
21, 301
6,304

1.650
8,813
39.8
8,541
21, 600
6,424

1.650
8,144
35.7
7,898
21,852
6,588

1.650
7,842
34.5
8,249
21,424
6,332

1.650
7,680
34.8
7,388
21, 734
5,975

1.650
6,675
29.3
8,439
19,972
6,055

1.650
5,779
26.2
« 5, 674
* 20,078
« 6, 213

!

100 !
967 i
16
791
2,213
1. 650
3,779
16.6
3,778
19,547
5,919

1.650
4,168
20.2
2,952
20,762
5,936

GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers: #
3,134
2,864
3,252
1,997
2,770
2,600
2,920
3, 032
3,168
3,160 i 3,117
2,860
Production
thous. of gross.. 2,922
52.6
52.0
49.2
53.2
54.1
53.0
62.6
49. 2
55.1
55.2 ! 56.6
Percent of capacity
46.6
56.8
2,542
3,132
2,662
3,172
3,272
2,437
1,873
3,137
2,914
3,136 I 2, 974
3,080
Shipments
thous. of gro:
2,585
7,442
7.872
7,152
7,622
7,719
7,483 ! 7,567
7,215
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross..
7,078
7,480
7,558
7,545
5,238
Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
1,522
2,184
1,990
1,681
1,411
1,150
1, 480
1,781
1,553 ! 1,453
1,423
New and contract
number of turns..
1,145 ! 1,491
2,456
2,305
2,540
2,259
1, 794 i 1,858
1,805
1,865
1,918
1,951 ! 2,205
2,216
2,235
Unfilled, end of month...number of turns._
2,022
1,844
1,256
1,763
1,188
Production..
number of turns. . 1,877
1,030 j
1,460
1,495 I 1,512
1,276 | 1,062
1,453
Shipments:
I
1,999
1,413
1,390
1,880 !
Total
.number of turns.. 1,851
1,171 ! 1,439
1,936
1,255 ! 1,427
1,446 I
1,105
1,427
72.1
77.9
55.1
73.3
41. 2 !
56.1
75.4
48.9 !
55.6
56.3 i
43.1
49.9
55.6
Percent of full operation
4,
525
4,432
4,475
4,286
!
4,581
4,431
4,649
4,457
4,367
4,615 ! 4,735 j 4,641 j 4,610
Stocks, end of month
number of turns..
Plate glass, polished, production f
6, 738 I 7, 512 !
6,587
6, 347 i 7, 607 I 7, 441 | 9, 927 , 8, 629 i 7, 764 i 6, 520
7, 242 i 7, 450
thous. ofsq. ft—
• Revised.
* New series. Earlier data not published on rubber heels and soles prior to December 1932, and on Illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 (except production an£
percent of capacity); for earlier data see p. 20 of the June 1933 issue, face brick, machine production.
§ Census Bureau has comparative summaries for 2 months only on structural clay products. Series not comparable over 13-month period.
I Adjusted for degrading and year-end physical inventories.
t Revised data for 1933 represent total production for the United States.
# Series on glass containers are not comparable for 1934 and earlier years due to increase of number of firms reporting to 44. Shipments of the 44 firms for the year of
1933 amounted to 33,056,706 compared with 23,511,963 for the 30 firms reporting a year ago. Comparable statistics on shipments for the companies, now reporting by years,
from 1928 to date were as follows (in gross): 1928, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,896; 1930, 31,905,933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949; and 1933, 33,048,747. Data are not available for
this period on production and stocks, nor are monthly figures on shipments available. It may be noted from the trend of these data that the monthly figures prior to 1934
had a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series.
• In October 1933 4 new companies were included in the report and 1 additional company in January 1934. Since that month, the coverage of the industry is 100 percent.
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Monthly statistics through December 1931, 1934
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ber
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Febru-

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STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS—Continued
GYPSUM *
Crude (quarterly):
Imports
short tons
Production
short tons
Shipments (uncalcined)
short tons
Calcined (quarterly):
Production
short tons
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board plaster (and lath) thous of sq ft
Board wall
thous of so ft
Cement Keencs
short tons
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded, gaging,
finish, etc
short tons
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants etc
short tons
Tile partition
thous of sq ft

88,820
241 100
89, 511

0
266, 761
85, 747

90, 453
432, 020
173, 218

88, 408
450, 754
145, 404

182, 194

206, 476

319, 983

257, 048

21, 796
41 314
2 752

19, 339
43 058
2,514

31,591
76, 218
4,258

32, 601
44, 612
3,501

139, 623

149, 420

226, 405

188, 314

17, 220
1 333

24, 063
2,222

29, 437
2,426

24, 681
1,721

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value

_

_

short tons..
thous. of dol_.

1,090
82

764
52

1,159
112

506
39

902
82

880
69

996
95

1,630
122

964
83

1,382
84

515
50

761
65

539
41

9,992
9,487
18, 139

8,257
8,335
18, 164

6,443
6,254
18, 353

7,731
8,766
17, 319

6,783
8,005
16, 097

9,322
9,611
15, 808

9,240
9,107
15, 940

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:*
Production
thous. of dozen pairs
Shipments
thous of dozen pairs
Stocks, end of month thous of dozen pairs
Men's and boys' garments cut:
Ovftro.nats
thoiT* Qf gRrmpnta
Separate trousers
thous of garments
Suits
thous of garments

6,148
6,009
15, 612

7,208
6,760
16, 164

8,988
8,165
17, 091

10, 240
10, 381
17, 053

9,701
9,326
17, 531

135
929
1,061

COTTON
296
520
421
477
414
363
360
513
519
545
348
477
508
Consumption f
thous. of bales. .
Exports:
Quantity, exclusive of linters
454
616
572
504
306
387
285
459
253
550
739
628
820
thous. of bales. _
Value. (See Foreign Trade.)
Qinnings (total crop to end of month)
4,958
7,920
9,030
9,174
1,398
100
12, 557
12, 664
12, 356
thous. of bales
12
8
8
11
11
10
12
10
9
15
14
19
13
Imports#
thous. of bales
Prices:
.131
.125
.123
.124
.123
.131
.116
.116
.110
.096
.103
.117
.117
To producer...
.,.
dol. per lb._
.131
.125
.126
.127
.134
.129
.114
.119
.123
.123
.102
.113
.123
Wholesale, middling, N.Y
dol. per lb._
Production, crop estimate
thous. of bales.- /9,731 / 13,047
1
1,676
2,283
1,498
432
977
527
522
339
515
715
598
Receipts into sight }
thous. of bales..
1,283
427
Stocks, end of month :f
Domestic, total mills and warehouses
8,673
10, 521
11,089
6,794
6,905
7,982
7,311
9,499
8,679
thous. of bales.. 10, 940
11, 102
10, 293
11,977
1,057
1,140
1,294
1,300
1,081
1,228
1,422
1,326
1,585
1,651
1,642
1,606
Mills .
_
thous. of bales1,657
7,
616
9,381
9,795
9,641
5,824
5,566
7,094
6,560
5,985
9,496
7,848
Warehouses
.thous. of bales..
10, 335
8,637
7,210
7, 963
7,955
7,819
7,362
6,639
6,950
7,959
8,868
8,566
9,837
9,284
World visible supply, total
thous. of bales..
10, 060
5,225
6,037
6,086
5,962
4,532
5,541
5,040
4,737
8,255
6,516
6,093
American cotton
. thous. of bales. _
7,693
7,025
'
COTTON MANUFACTURES
Cotton yarn:
Prices, wholesale:
.312
.304
.316
.309
.315
.308
.301
.298
.320
.316
.322
.327
22/ls, cones (Boston)
dol. perlb-.
.301
.464
.459
(2)
(2)
.458
.451
.480
.471
.467
(2)
40/ls, southern, spinning
dol. per lb_.479
.458
^'
Cotton goods:
Abrasive cloth. (See Paper Products.)
Cotton cloth:
16, 423
16, 857
17, 330
14, 456
22, 792
15, 647
22, 556
21, 223
23, 791
16, 790
20, 071
ExportsS
thous. of sq. yd— 16, 444
17,919
2,592
2,512
3,517
2,108
1,944
3,817
1,701
4,353
6,135
5,426
4,004
3,985
4,616
Imports*
.thous. of sq. yd—
Prices, wholesale:
.074
.070
.066
.067
.071
.068
.064
.063
.070
.067
.072
.069
Print cloth, 64 x 60
dol. per yd-.
.066
Sheeting, brown, 4 x 4 (Trion mill)
.082
.081
.078
.077
.077
.079
.082
.080
.077
.076
.077
.073
.081
dol. per yd-.
Cotton cloth finishing:*
Production:
Bleached, plain.
thous. of yd-_ 128, 571 108, 328 122, 869 132, 678 163, 772 150, 138 137, 053 106, 741 101, 015 113, 209 111, 581 134, 386 « 126, 726
89, 420 « a87, 679
73, 407
66, 472
73, 651
73, 954
97, 838
Dyed, colors
thous. of yd._ 87, 580
76, 678
60, 294
89, 192 117, 562 104, 689
6, 693
6,162
7,985
5,738
6,122
5,686
5,834
4,885
6,416
5,916
4,761
5,258
Dyed, black
_
thous. of yd—
4,616
114, 139
90, 772 126, 384
76, 833
84, 499
83, 414
99, 901 104, 920 131, 426 122, 951 114,803
Printed
thous. of yd— 107, 006
86, 517
Stocks :•
298, 233
Bleached and dyed
thous. of yd— 284, 473 341, 351 332, 985 325, 313 327, 040 308, 895 310, 471 314,413 310, 039 269, 461 266, 886 277, 030
111, 758
99, 614 106, 388 107, 128 118, 034 109, 756 101, 057 101, 083 108, 830
Printed
..thous. of yd-. 107, 585 137, 661 106, 280 104, 949
Spindle activity:!
25, 051
22,113
25,
095
24,
621
24,418
24,
154
25, 057
25,
896
26,
525
Active spindles
.,
thousands
25,
647
26,
485
24,828
26, 380
6,703
7,185
5,152
3,716
5,241
5,753
7,268
6,027
7,706
6,973
6,692
7,259
Active spindle hours, total, .mills, of hours..
5,080
217
233
186
167
]20
234
169
195
249
225
234
216
Average per spindle in place
hours ~
164
97.1
94.0
74.3
54.3
98.0
72.6
76.8
102.7
87.1
105.6
Operations
.percent of caoacitv..
98.5
73.3
101.5
• Revised. / Final estimate.
• New series. For earlier data on gypsum, see p. 20 of the January 1933 issue; the new series on hosiery compiled by the Hosiery Code Authority and are estimated to
represent 95 percent of the industry. The revised data on hosiery presented in the October 1934 issue are based on a check of the data previously reported, made by the
Code Authority. Data on cotton cloth finishing are from the National Association of Finishers of Textile Fabrics and cover practically all the industry; comparable figures
are not available prior to December 1933; the production statistics are prorated from data for 4-week periods; stocks are as reported at end of each 4-week period.
^ For revisions for crop years 1931-32, 1932-33, and 1933-34, see p. 52 of the October 1933 issue, p. 52 of the September 1933 issue, and p. 53 of the October 1934 issue,
respectively.
t For revisions of cotton consumption domestic stocks and spindle activity for the year ended July 1932, see p. 20 of the February 1933 issue, and for cotton consumption domestic stocks and spindle activity for the year ended July 1933, see pp. 52 and 53 of the November 1933 issue. For revision of cotton stocks and spindle activity for
year ended July 1934 see p. 52 of the October 1934 issue.
\ Data revised? for 1932; for revisions, see p. 53 of the June 1933 issue. Data revised for 1933; see p. 20 of the September 1934 issue.
9 See footnote on p. 35 of this issue. Data revised for 1933; see p. 20 of the October 1934 issue.
• Stooki at end of 4-week periods through June 16. July figures are averages for July 14 and Aug. 11. August figure as of Sept. 8. Subsequent data for succeeding 4vreek periods.
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RUBBER AND RUBBER PRODUCTS—Continued
MISCELLANEOUS PRODUCTS
Rubber bands, shipments
-.thous. of lb._
Kubber clothing, calendered:
Orders, net number of coats and sundries
Production .number of coats and sundries
Rubber-proofed fabrics, production, total
thous. of yd
Auto fabrics
_
__thous. of yd..
Raincoat fabrics
thous. of yd..
Rubber flooring, shipments. __thous. of sq. ft..
Rubber and canvas footwear:*
Production, total
..thous. of pairs
Tennis
thous. of pairs
Waterproof
-thous. of pairs
Shipments, total
thous of pairs
Tennis
thous. of pairs
Waterproof.
-thous. of pairs
Shipments, domestic, total thous. of pairs
Tennis .
.
.thous. of pairs
Waterproof
thous of pairs
Stocks, total, end of month thous. of pairs
Tennis
thous. of pairs
Waterproof
thous of pairs
Rubber heels:
Production
thous. of pairs
Shipments, total*
thous. of pairs..
Export
thous of pairs
Repair trade.
thous. of pairs..
Shoe manufactures
thous. of pairsStocks, end of month
thous. of pairs
Rubber soles:
Production
thous. of pairs
Shipments, total* .
-thous. of pairs
Export
thous of pairs
Repair trade
thous. of pairs. .
Shoe manufactures
thous. of pairs..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of pairs
Mechanical rubber goods, shipments:
Total.
..thous. of dol..
Belting
thous. of dol._
Hose
-thous. of doL.
Other
thous of dol

303

220

262

342

293

238

220

237

231

330

209

1 74

13,811
21, 777

15, 246
20, 062

19, 963
11,364

15,615
13, 795

20, 930
21,610

24, 336
27, 149

15, 127
23,016

24, 186
22, 651

47, 497
31, 274

38, 625
38, 484

22.756
25, 868

17,059
24, 596

2,488
257
939
310

3,194
301
1,429
424

3,575
434
1,527
489

3,877
575
1,670
437

3,908
594
1,778
540

3,156
478
1,320
449

3,332
526
1,269
372

4,291
570
1,827
413

4,742
568
2,405
339

5, 279
804
2,813
386

3,419
405
1 , 552
440

3,334
744
884
411

6,247
3,584
2,663
7,231
4,133
3,098
7,207
4,129
3,078
15, 583
7,742
7,841

5,430
3,580
1,850
4,585
3,241
1,345
4,555
3,220
1,335
16, 394
8,165
8,229

6,467
4,186
2,281
6,845
5, 419
1,426
6,796
5,378
1,418
16,016
6,932
9, 084

4,843
2,451
2,392
2,749
1,868
881
2,673
1,798
875
17, 774
7.378
10, 395

4,919
1,819
3,100
2,927
2,084
843
2,874
2, 036
838
20, 080
7,259
12, 821

4,478
1,566
2,912
3,613
1,980
1,633
3,561
1,933
1,629
20, 945
6,846
14, 099

3,587
843
2,744
4,611
1,174
3,436
4,594
1, 170
3.425
19, 935
6,515
13,419

5,161
1,011
4,150
6,529
1,543
4.986
6,448
1,467
4,982
18, 567
5,983
12, 584

3,918
877
3,041
6,498
911
5,587
6,436
857
5,579
15, 858
5,821
10, 037

5,078
1,201
3,877
5.525
790
4, 735
5,486
758
4,727
15, 248
6, 085
9, 163

4,992
1.165
3,827
4,727
575
4,152
4,653
528
4,125
15,513
6,675
8.838

14, 826
13, 463
432
2,833
10, 198
42, 587

16, 293
20, 544
175
9,273
11.096
38, 986

19, 903
19, 294
347
6,605
12, 199
39, 592

17, 802
16, 991
328
4,673
11,991
39, 961

19, 603
20, 120
137
6,928
13, 055
39, 763

19,412
20,513
426
3,946
16, 142
38, 446

15, 903
15, 656
346
4,485
10. 825
38, 997

18, 605
15, 493
339
4,936
10,218
42, 140

13,911
13,219
219
4,079
8,921
42, 652

14, 437
16, 889
377
5, 238
11,273
40, 016

13,922
15,746
326
4. 175
11,244
38,040

5, 499
5,594
5
388
5,201
5,090

5, 711
5,804
1
617
5,186
5,010

5,726
5,770
3
532
5,235
4,838

5,018
4,739
5
275
4,459
4,989

5,040
4,881
1
493
4,387
5,360

4,772
5,050
10
241
4, 799
4,955

3,082
3,277
2
318
2,956
4,933

3.601
3,602
2
382
3,218
4,894

2,952
3,107
2
455
2,650
4,718

3,479
699
1,297
1,483

3,491
757
1, 147 j
1, 587

4,437
830
1, 500
2, 108

4,297
863
1,498
1,937

4,589
959
1,790
1,840

4,424
990
1,583
1,852

3,834
1,001
1,362
1,472 !

3, 923
984
1,399
1, 540

{
j
1
!
!
!
j
'
^
i

4.870
1.570
3,300
5.317
1.258
4,000
5,273
1,240
4,033
15, 177
6,999
8,178

i
;
;

13. 42S
14,075
359
3, 435
10.281
37,751

3,239
3,297
13
584
2,699
4,656

3.541
3,617
3
585
3.030
4,528 ;

3,400
3,592
3
530
3.059
4,329

3, 187
846
1, 138
1, 203

3,715
996
1,376
1,343

3.094 :
707 :.. . ...
1,078
1,310

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BRICK §
Common brick, wholesale price, red, N. Y.
dol. per thous ..
Face brick (average per plant) :
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.-thous. of brick..
Production (machine)*
thous. of brick
Shipments
thous of brick
Stocks, end of month}: _
-thous. of brick
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo. -thous. of brick..
Production
thous. of brick
Shipments by rail
-thous. of brick
Shipments by truck
thous of brick
Stocks, end of month
thous. of brick
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbl._
Production
thous. of bbl__
Percent of capacity
Shipments.
thous. of bbl
Stocks, finished, end of month thous. of bbl._
Stocks, clinker, end of month. ..thous. of bbL.

10. 50

9.25

9.88

10.50

254
64
64
2,310

355
53
133
2,663

644
33
77
2,532

664
57
136
2,483

100
967
16
791
2, 213

900
359
54 i
366 i
2 042 !

355
563 1
120 i
721 i
1,755 :

1.650
3,202
14. 1
2, 840
21,816
0,310

1. 650
3, 779
16 6
3, 778
19,547
5, 919

1. 650
4, 168
20.2
2, 952
20,762
5, 936

10. 50 j
;
j
1
i

657 i
104 !
149

2,464

:
;

705 '
437
29
1,006 :
1,518 !

i
10.50 i

10.50

10. 50

10.50

10.50

10. 50

10.50

10. 50

621 !
137 !
197
2,450 I

545
158
180
2,380

503
179
181
2,300

405 :
131
208
2,333

369
158
172
2,292

351
203
217
2,217

322
218
143
2. 303

233
320
115
2, 306

605 i
1,340 |
60 !
1 346 '••
1,324 '

425
1 228
44
965
1,434

155
1,219
45
848 i
1,351 i

148
1, 137 :
45
1 045
1,959 i

140
1 104
42
1 121
2 091

175
920
83

850
1,651 i

1,877

140
199
32
531
1,50

1.650 i 1.650
1.650
8, 144
7,842 : 7,680
35 7
34 5 '•
34 8
7,898 i 8, 249 ; 7, 388
21,852 ! 21,424 : 21,734
6, 332 ! 5, 975
6,588

1.650
6, 675
29.3
8, 439
19, 972
6, 055

1

1.650 :
1.575 i
1. 570 1 1.650
' 5,257 j 6,544 i 8,554 ! 8,813
i
23.0 '
29 6
37 5 !
39 8
| 4,618 1
6,492 ! 8,784 | 8,541
1 21,422
21.557 f 21,301 ] 21, 600
j 6.318 | 6,565 i
6,304 ; 6,424

1 105 i

1 050
5,779 :
26. 2
5,074 ;
20,078J :i
0 21 ' -

1. f 50
4,447
19 ',
3.104

GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers: #
2,804 i
2, 922
3,134
2,770
2,600 : 2.920
3,032 ,: 3,252
Production
thous. of gross..
3,160
3,117
3, 168 ; 2, 860
49.2
52.0
53. 0
46.6 1
49. 2 1
52.0 \
Percent of capacity
55. 1
55.2
53. 2
54. 1
56.8 !
56.6 <
2,662
i
2,585
i
3,132
2,542
I
2,914
i
3,
172
i
2,974 : 3,080 ; 3,272
Shipments
thous. of gross..
3,137
3,136
7,872
7,442 i
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross..
7,078 ! 7,719 1 7,480
7, 622
7, 215 : 7, 152
7,567
7,558 I 7,545 : 7,483
Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
1,774
1,522
1,480
1,781
2, 184
1,990 ;
1.081
New and contract
number of turns _ _
1, 145 '
1.491 ;
1, 553 1
1,453 ;
1,423 ; 1,411 i
1,865 ' 2,259 ; 1,918
2, 305
1,794
2, 540
2,456 :
Unfilled, end of month... number of turns. . 2, 252
1,951 ! 2,205
2, 216
2, 235 i
1,858 :
1,038
2, 022
Production.. _
number of turns..
1, 460 i
1. 256 ! 1,763
1,844
] , 877
1,495 ;
1,512
1,453 ,
1,188
1,276 ! 1,062
Shipments:
1.091
1,439
1,413 1 1,936
1,999
1,851
1,255
Total.
number of turns..
1,427 '
1,446
1,390
1,427 ! 1, 880
1,105
05. 9
75.4
56. 1 i
55. 1
Percent of full operation ._ ._
77. 9
72 1
48.9 '
55 6
43 1
49 9
55 6
73.3
56 3 i
4, 487
4, 525
Stocks, end of month
number of turns..
4,581 i 4,431 ; 4,367 ; 4,615 I 4,735
4,641 i 4, 610 ; 4, 649
4, 432
4,475 :
4, 457 I
Plate glass, polished, production t
7,607 ; 7,441 : 9,927 , 8,629 '. 7,764
thous. of sq. ft.. 1 3, 305
6,520 ; 7,242
7,450
6,738 1 7,512 I 0,587
0
Revised.
* New series. Earlier data not published on rubber heels and soles prior to December 1932, and on illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 (except production ana
percent of capacity); for earlier data see p. 20 of the June 1933 issue, face brick, machine production.
§ Census Bureau has comparative summaries for 2 months only on structural clay products. Series not comparable over 13-month period.
1 Adjusted for degrading and year-end physical inventories.
t Revised data for 1933 represent total production for the United States.
# Series on glass containers are not comparable for 1934 and earlier years due to increase of number of firms reporting to 44. Shipments of the 44 firms for the year of
1933 amounted to 33,056,706 compared with 23,511,963 for the 30 firms reporting a year ago. Comparable statistics on shipments for the companies, now reporting by years,
from 1928 to date were as follows (in gross): 1928, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,896; 1930, 31,905,933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949; and 1933, 33,048,747. Data are not available for
this period on production and stocks, nor are monthly figures on shipments available. It may be noted from the trend of these data that the monthly figures prior to 1934
had a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series.
• In October 1933 4 new companies were included in the report and 1 additional company in January 1934. Since that month, the coverage of the industry is 100 percent.
For preceding periods the coverage varied but was about 80 percent. Overlapping figures are available for October 1933. See the October 1934 issue for October 1933 dat8.1 for
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February

STONE, CLAY, AND
GYPSUM *
Crude (quarterly):
Imports
short tons
Production
short tons
Shipments (uncalcined)_._
short tons..
Calcined (quarterly):
Production
short tons
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board, plaster (and lath) -.thous. of sq. ft..
Board, wall
.. ..thous. of sq. ft._
Cement Keenes
short tons
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded, gaging,
finish, etc
short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc
- short tons..
Tile partition
thous of sq. ft
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value

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11
a

a
7, 989
266 761
85, 747

92, 703
439 953
173,
218
"•325 958

-

206, 476

.........

19, 339 _»».._
43, 058
2 514

a

88 408
450 364
145, 404

101,805
334,318
99, 956

257 C48

......

31, 591
76, 218
4 258

32, 601
44, 61 2
3 501

149, 420

226, 405

188, 314

162, 020

24,063

29, 437
2,426

24, 681
1,721

23, 985
1,550

2 222

32, 904
49, 793
2,866

TERRA COTTA
.

short tons..
thous. of dol..

967
80

506
39

1,159

112

902
82

880
69

996
95

1,630
122

964
83

1,382
84

515
50

761
65

539
41

1,090
82

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:* f
Production
thous of dozen pairs
Shipments
thous. of dozen pairs. Stocks, end of month thous. of dozen pairs. .
Men's and boys' garments cut:
Overcoats
thous. of garments. _
Separate trousers
thous of garments
Suits
thous of garments..

« 7,302
6,820
16, 563

a
a

0
a
a

9,092 « 10, 471
8,242 0 10, 488
17, 501 a 17, 571

a
a
0

9,878
9,402
18, 134

a
a
a

10, 132 a 8,474 a° 6,674
9,611 « 8, 458
6,349
18, 742 " 18, 845 * 19, 164

a
a
a

a
9,564 a 9, 466
7,838 « 6, 989
8,666 a 8. 078 a 9,791 a 9, 308
«
17,
006 " 17, 159
«
17,
238
18, 332

a
8,
a

a

001
8, 220
16,934

COTTON
296
520
477
547
414
519
363
360
421
477
545
513
Consumption t
thous. of bales. .
508
Exports:
Quantity, exclusive of linters
454
616
572
504
466
thous. of bales. .
306
739
550
387
285
459
628
253
Value. (See Foreign Trade.)
Qinnings (total crop to end of month)
d
6
4,958
7,920
9, 030
9, 380 A 12, 557
9, 174
100
1,398
thous. of bales..
12, 664
12
8
11
11
8
8
10
Imports#
thous. of bales _
14
19
12
15
10
13
Prices:
.125
.131
.123
. 124
. 123
.123
To producer
dol. per Ib .
. 110
. 116
.131
. 103
116
. 117
.117
.125
.126
. 131
.127
. 127
.114
.134
.129
Wholesale, middling, N. Y
dol. per lb_.
.113
.123
.123
.123
.119
f 9 731
Production crop estimate
thous of bales
1,676
2, 283
1,498
482
977
432
427
522
515
339
527
Receipts into sight^
thous of bales
598
715
Stocks, end of montlrt
Domestic, total mills and warehouses
8,673
10, 521
11,089
10,940
6,794
7,982
thous. of bales. . 10, 158 11, 102
9,499
6,905
10, 293
7,311
8,679
1,057
1,140
1,294
1 , ] 94
1, 300
1 422
1,228
1 651
1 326
1,081
Mills
thous of bales
1 606
1 657
1 585
7,616
9,381
9, 795
9, 641
5,824
5, 566
6, 560
Warehouses..
thous. of bales.. 8, 964
9,496
8,637
7,848
7,094
5, 985
7,210
7, 963
7, 955
7, 482
7,819
6, 639
7,959
7,362
6,950
World visible supply, total
thous. of bales..
9,284
8,868
9,837
8,566
6, 037
5, 225
5, 565
5, 962
6, 086
5,541
4,532
4,737
American cotton..
thous. of bales..
6,518
5,040
7,693
7, 025
6, 093
COTTON MANUFACTURES
Cotton yarn:
Prices, wholesale:
.312
.316
.304
. 306
.309
327
.315
.308
22/ls, cones (Boston)
dol per Ib
318
322
301
320
298
.464
.459
(2)
40/ls, southern, spinning
dol. per lb..
.467
.480
.458
.451
(~)
.479
.471
(-)
(2)
(')
Ootton goods:
Abrasive cloth. (See Paper Products.)
Cotton cloth:
16,423
17,330
16, 857
16, 444
22, 792
15, 647
14, 456
Exports!
thous. of sq. yd_. 15,484
22, 556
21,223
16, 790
20, 071
23, 791
2,592
2,512
5,474
•3, 517
4, 353
1,944
Imports#
thous. of sq. yd
5, 426
3,817
2,108
3,985
4,616
6, 135
1,701
Prices, wholesale:
.074
.070
. 066
.067
. 008
.063
.064
.067
Print cloth, 64 x 60
dol. per yd_.
.072
.070
.071
.069
067
Sheeting, brown, 4 x 4 (Trion mill)
.082
.081
.078
.077
. 077
.082
.077
.077
.081
.076
.079
dol. per yd_.077
.080
Cotton cloth finishing:*
Production:
Bleached, plain
thous. of yd.- P143, 826 122, 869 132, 678 163, 772 150, 138 137,053 106, 741 101,015 113,209 111,581 134, 386 126, 726 "128,898
89, 420
87, 679
73, 407
« 87, 992
73, 651
66, 472
Dyed, colors
thous. of yd_. P105, 618 76, 678 89, 192 117, 562 104, 689 97, 838 73, 954
6,162
7,985
6, 693
Dyed, black
thous. of yd_. » 6, 954
6, 416
5,834
5,686
5,738
"6, 114
4,761
5,258
4,885
5,916
Printed
thous. of yd.. P 118, 070 99, 901 104, 920 131, 426 122, 951 114,803 83, 414 75, 833 84, 499 90, 772 126, 384 114, 139 a 107, 379
Stocks:*
Bleached and dyed
thous. of yd.- 288, 864 332, 985 325, 313 327, 040 308, 895 310, 471 314,413 310, 039 269, 461 266, 886 277, 030 298, 233 284, 473
Printed
thous. of yd.. 100, 008 106, 280 104, 949 99, 614 106, 388 107, 128 118,034 109, 756 101, 057 101, 083 108, 830 111,758
107, 585
Spindle activity:f
22, 113
25, 095
24, 154
25, 051
Active spindles
thousands
25, 146
24 621
24, 418
25, 057
25, 647
26, 525
25, 896
26 380
26, 485
7,185
5,152
3,716
6,703
Active spindle hours, total, .mills, of hours..
7,510
6,692
7,706
5,241
5,753
6,973
7,268
7,259
6,027
233
120
234
167
186
217
Average per spindle in place
hours..
244
225
249
216
234
169
19,5
97.1
87. i
54.3
Ooerations
..cercent of caDacitv..
102.6
98.5
101.5'
102.7
105.6
98.0
72.6
76.8
74.3
94.0
a
b
d
Revised.
As of Dec. 13.
As of Jan. 16.
/Final estimate.
v Preliminary.
* New series. For earlier data on gypsum, see p. 20 of the January 1933 issue; the new series on hosiery compiled by the Hosiery Code Authority and are estimated to
represent 95 percent of the industry. The revised data on hosiery presented in the October 1934 issue are based on a check of the data previously reported, made by the
Code Authority. Data on cotton cloth finishing are from the National Association of Finishers of Textile Fabrics and cover practically all the industry; comparable figures
are not available prior to December 1933; the production statistics are prorated from data for 4-week periods; stocks are as reported at end of each 4-week period.
1 For revisions for crop years 1931-32, 1932-33, and 1933-34, see p. 52 of the October 1933 issue, p. 52 of the September 1933 issue, and p. 53 of the October 1934 issue,
respectively.
t For revisions of cotton consumption domestic stocks and spindle activity for the year ended July 1932, see p. 20 of the February 1933 issue, and for cotton consumption domestic stocks and spindle activity for the year ended July 1933, see pp. 52 and 53 of the November 1933 issue. Forrevision of cotton stocks and spindle activity for
year ended July 1934 see p. 52 of the October 1934 issue. Data on hosiery revised by the Code Authority. Revised data for the months of 1933 previously shown in the
Survey, and comparable data on shipments back to 1929 will be shown in a subsequent issue.
§ Data revised for 1932; for revisions, see p. 53 of the June 1933 issue. Data revised for 1933; see p. 20 of the September 1934 issue.
# See footnote on p. 35 of this issue. Data revised for 1933; see p. 20 of the October 1934 issue.
• Stocks at end of 4-week periods through June 16. July figures are averages for July 14 and Aug. 11. August figure as of Sept. 8. Subsequent data for succeeding 4week2 periods.
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1934

1935
February

April 1935

February

March

April

May

June

1935
October No>v«n-

August

July

January

RUBBER AND RUBBER PRODUCTS—Continued
MISCELLANEOUS PRODUCTS
Rubber bands, shipments.
thous. of Ib...
Rubber clothing, calendered;
Orders, nat.. -number of coats and sundries. . (0
Production.. .number of coats and sundries..
(')
Rubber-proofed fabrics, production, total
thous of yd
Auto fabrics
thous of yd
Raincoat fabrics...
thous. of yd..
Rubber flooring, shipments... .thous. of sq. ft..
Rubber and canvas footwear:*
Production, total
thous, of pairs.. 0} 1 >
i) M
Tennis . ... _.,
_ .thous. of pairs..
> -, M
Waterproof
.thous. of pairs
{ i >2
Shipments total
fious of pairs
Tennis
thous. of pairs. . i 2 > i
1 1)N
Watororoof
thous. of p i i r s
{ .,! •
Shipments, domastic, total -- .thous. ofr pairs..
<, Ib .
Tennis
thous o "pii r s
1 4't
Waterproof
. thous. of pairs..
i
> »%7
Stocks, total, end of month ..thous. of pairs..
Tonnis
thous. of pairs..
3)"
Waterproof ....
._ ..thous. of pairs. .
Rubber heals:
Production
-thous. of pairs
Shipment?, total*
thous, of pairs..
Export
thous. of pairsRepair trade
thous. of pairs. .
Shoe manufactures
.--thous. of pairs-Stocks, end of month
thous. of pairs..
Rubber soles:
Production - .
thous. of ours..
Shipments, total*
.thous. of pairs..
Export
. - . . .thous o f o i i r s . .
Repair trade
thous, of pairs —
Shoe manufactures
.thous. of pairs
Stocks, end of month
thous. of pairs..
Mechanical rubber goods, shipmsats:
Total
thous. of dol...
Belting
thous. of dol — .II.I.IHose....
- thous. of doL.
Other
.thous. of doL.

220

282

342

. 293

238

220

237

231

330

209

174

230

15, 243
20, 032

19,963
11,384

15 6' 3
13 7)o

20, 930
21, 610

21, ^3
27', 149

15 1 7

24, 188
22, 651

47, 497
31,274

38 625
38, 464

22 7)6
2> MS

17, 059
2^ 53b

3 194
301

3 575
434
1, 527

3 S7"7

4,291
570
1, 82"*
413

1,742
r
6S
2 40'
o33

5,279
Su4
2 813
3 >

i in

0 °°i

71 j.
v«s 4
in

(0
(0
o 77n
2s 6
1, 141
208

4 >70
1, )70
3 300
" 317
1 25s
4. 060
5, > / 3
1 210
4 03,
15,177 j
t , 939

5 668
2 <> f )S
2 '*'»9
f», i1)1-)
2, 77s
-•>, <iOl
ii. 2 " i )
J. O b i
i, 5s<)
11,46-)
t), S')0

13 42b
1 1 07o
3 j^
3 -±3 >
10 2S1
37 7),

14,3u
lo]oiO
296
5, 6b7
10, 667
.i, 705
3, b )b
_9

1, 42;)

42 1
5, 130
1, 5 SO
1,850
4 585
3,211
1 . 3 45
4, 555
3, 220
1, 335
16,394
8, 165
8, 229

Ki

571)
1,670
437

6, 487
4, 188
2. 231
6 845
5.419
1, 426

1 34'
9
t)1
2 3 )2
2 74)

5, 378
1,418

1 7 N
b~)
17 7/4
7 37b
10 3 j 3

6,795

16,016

6. 932
9, OS 4

8^1

19. 903
19, 294
347
6. 605
12, 199
39. 5 )2

17, 802
16,991
328
4 J73
11,991
39.961

5,711
5,80i
1
817
5, 136
5, 010

5, 72-3
5, 770
3
532
5, 235

5.018
4 739
5

3,491
757
1,147
1,587

4, 437
830
1, 500
2, 103

4.838

3 15>

478
i 32)
44)

D.J
i 2' »
372

t,9l f

4 t/S

> w
sn
5

1i? Si '
P i
>,, P
2927
2,927
OS*•
- 08

1 1*

16, 233
20, 514
175
9, 273
11, 036
38, 986

33,93",
93*-.
534
1,7/s !
540 j
540

i

81
2 874
2 03i
Ok
83s
2)
ObO
23
7,2)3
12, 821
UH.H

19, 603
20 123
137
bh 928
13 0»
0))
1J
33 7
31
? •i '

4 43)
4 9^)
4 257

sn

1,498
1,937

i yt>

2 912
^ u3
1 )S3
i 633
3 />'
I ) >$
I f»23
20,945
6 846
14 0 ) )

t
1
*
4
1

>
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b
13

5, 161
3 Qls
' 877
1,011
1 i-)')
3 )11
6 i29
n 4'b
1
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5H
1
t <H>
5 )M
6, 4*3
b i36
1 1)7
S57
4 9s2
5 o79
is 5)7 | 15 K5S
5 983 i 5 8H
12 -)81
10, 037

711
>U
' /1
43 >
»< <
170
42)
f
m
51) ,
41)
f

1Q 412
23 5'3
4 'j
3 94)
l j 142
33 143

lo > j $ '
15 6 j >
34b
1 4S>
10 82)
38 O r

3<J9
4 93o

10 2ib
1? I t )

5j OtO
OtO
4 S8'
11 i
44)3) 3
4 js7
i j )]

i 7<2
j OjO '
10 !
21
4,7))
4 9-j-

3 Q*>
3 277
2 i
31S
295)
4 9.»

3 t»l
3 63J
2
332
3,218,
4,844 i

2,95°
3,107
2
4">5
2bj)
4, 71

4 533
53J
Q33
1 73)
7j)
1.840

4 42i
990
1 53.
1 Sr2

3 83 1
1 OO1
1,3'j
1,47^

3,9^
984 I
1 333
1,540

3,187
846
1 13S
1,2J3

T j

?

,43
1 (» ) >
1
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, s>~
i - >y
- j
(.
2
1 fn>
o2s

1 23i
} s/ ""
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7J
4 "3>
5 4V»
"rs
4 727
15 n*
6 OSo
9, 163

13,911
13,219
219
4,079
8,921
42,652

18,605
15, 493

13 j
1

1

2-^

l j 513
( ">
s ^ 3s

14 437
1] 922
Ib 8S3
15 "1)
377
326
5 2i3 !
1 17i

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l

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7.57*5

n.sii

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, >n

2j~

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4
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4 ~2s

> 400
3 o92
3
j30
3 0/J
4 j2j

Q

3 094
707
1 07S
4, U )

3 bOl
71 )
1, 001
1,^51

4,515
871
1,430
2, 215

10. 50

10.50

10.50

322
21 S |
143
2. 30'->

233
120
115
2.30;',

254
64
64
2.310

J

71
9/>
1, 37f
1343

i, 'H7
4 >] I

STONE, CL.AY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS

Common brick, wholesale price, red, N. Y.
dol. per thous..
Face brick (average per plant):
Orders, unfilled, end of m > ..thous. of brick..!
Production (inaehiue)*.
thous. of brick..
Shipments
thous. of brick.,
Stocks, end of
raoathtthous. of brick..;
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo. -thous. of brick..,
Production
thous. of brick. J
Shipments by rail
-thous. of brick. J
Shipments by truck
thous of brick
Stocks, end of month
-.thous. of brick..

I

i

BEICK §
10. 44

9. 88

i
I
10. 50 |

10 50

2">s
71
97
2, :'.is

644 !
33 ;
77 ;
2,532

664 1
57 ;
136
2,483

657 :
101
149 ,
2,461'

621
137
197
2, 450

000
359
54
366
2,012

355
563
126
721
1, 755

705 1
437 !
29
1,006
1, 518

605 1
1,340
60
1, 346
1, 324

1. 650
4, 168
20. 2
2. 952
20, 762
5,936

1.650
5,257
23.0
4,618
21, 422
6,318

.

PORTLAND CEMENT
1.650
Price wholesale, composite
dol. per bbl
Production
thous. of bbL. 3, 053
14.9
Percent of capacity
Shipments
.
thous. of bbL. 2, 952
Stocks, finished, end of month.-.thous. of bbL. 21,918
Stocks, clinker, end of month. .. thous. of bbL. 6, 399

10. 50

10. 50 !

10. 50

10, 50

545 '
158
180 t
2, 380 i

503 !
179 ;
181
2,300

405
131
208
2, 333

425
1.228
44
965
1, 434

155
1,219
45
848
1,351

1.650
8,813
39.8
8,541
21, 600
6, 424

1. 650
8, 144
35.7
7, 898
21,852
6,588

10.50 I

i
'•
i
j
i

1.570
8,554
37.5
8,784
21,301
6,304

10.50

\

'.

i

1.575
6,544
29.6
6,492
21, 557
6,565

i

i

i
<
:
:

'•

o;i!)
35s
172
2, 2v)2

W. ,
2;'»3 '
217 \
2, 217 !

140
1, 164
[•>
I. !:'l
2. 0;) !

175 >

s:,o

920 1
83 I
889
1,877

l.iMl
:.;>2
I . 105
2, 7 1 5

531
1,561

:?.M)

1 . 650
5, 779
26. 2
5, 674
20, 078
6, 213

1.650
4, 447
19.5
3,104
21, 460
6, 137

1.650
3. 202
14.1
2, 846
« 2 1,847
"6,318

!

148
1,137
45
1 , 045
! , 959

1. 650
7,842
34.5
8, 249
21, 424
6,332

1. 650
7, 6SO
34.8
7, 388
21, 734
5, 975

1. 650
6, 675
29.3
8,439
19,972
6,055

1-10
! 99

:i°

1 00
175

o

GLASSWAEE, ETC.
Glass containers: #
3,252
2, S64
2,600
2,920
3,160
3, 134
3,032
2,922
3,117
3,168
2, 935
2, 860
Production
thous. of gross.. 2,639
56 fi
52.6
49. 9
49.2
56. 8
55. 2
53.0
49.2
54 1
55. 1
53 2
52.0
49.3
Percent of capacity
2,
584
3,172
3,132
2,542
2,914
2,
585
3,
136
2,
974
3,080
2,679
3,137
3, 272
2,437
Shipments
thous. of gross..
7,152 j 7,442
7,719
7,622
7,990
7,480
7, 545
7, 483
7, 567
7,872
7,558
7,215
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross.. 8,010
Illuminating glassware:*
1
j
Orders:
1,522
1, 145 I 1.491
2,184
1,774
1, 553
1, 451
1,423
1,411
1,781
New and contract
number of turns.. 1. 850
1,990
1, 6S1
2, 259
1,794
2,540
2, 456
2,252
1,918
1,858
1,951
2, 205
2,216 • 2,235
Unfilled, end of month.-.number of turns.. 2, 356
2, 305
1.495
4. 453
1, 255
1, 082
1,638
1,763
2, 022
1,844
1,512
1,276
1, 188
1,877
Production
. ...number of turns . 1,774
Shipments:
1,685
1,427
1,413
1, 936
1, 255
1 . 999
1.880
1, 446
1, 105
1, 390
1,427
1,691
1,851
Total.
number of turns..
65. 6
55.1
56.3
73.3
77.9
75. 4
48. 9
55. 6
43. 1
49, 9
72.1
65. 9
55. 6
Percent of full operation ..
4,432
4, 367
4, 615
4, 641
4,431
4,735
4, 610 j 4, 649
4, 475
4, 525
4, 457
4, 4,87
Stocks, end of mouth
number of turns.. 4,624
Plate glass, polished, production t
!
7,441
7, 764
6, 520
7,512
6,587
9,927 i 8,629
13,365
8,390
thous. of sq. ft. J 13.723
7,242 ;
7,450
6, 738
•Revised.
' Discontinued.
* Nj*r series Earlier dita nit published on rubber iieels and soles prior to December 1932,, and on illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 (except production and
percent of cipiaity); for earlier data sea p. 23 of the June 1933 issue, face brick, machine production.
§ Oen^u? Bureau his comparative summaries for 2 months only on structural clay products. Series not comparable over 13-month period.
J Adjusted for degrading and year-end physical inventories.
t Revised data for 1933 represent total production for the United States.
# Series on glass contain rs ire not comparable for l')34 m l e irli >r v^irs due to increi-" of nirnb^r of m m n porting fo 44 Shipments of the 44 firms for the year of
1933 amounted to 33,056,705 coiipnel WiHi 23,5U, 9 '3 f ) r Hi M ) u * i ^ i i ) ) r t i n r i year a^o C'n'ip'^'ible -,r iti tie-, on ^hip*ij j t - for the companies, now reporting by years,
from 1928 to date were as follows (in gro> )• 1 )2\ 31,'JiJ or.. 1) a 3 3 7 0 ^ . . m ,, 31,9<J" 933, 19 !1, 1->1,U3,508, 4932. 25,917 94'* M i 19Ji 33,04\747. Data are not available for
this period on production and ^ock\ n j r are nvm^ilv u^are^ on ->hip ar r nU i\.alible It iniy ft note 1 fro n tru» treil of Hi ^ din Mat the monthly figures prior to 1934
had a downward bias. Bisi^ of estimating cipic'ty w \- c'nui,pd in c nput'ng tbe now ^ene^.
• In October 1933 4 new companies wore included in the report and 1 additional company in January 1934, Since that month, the coverage of the industry is 100 percent.
For preceding periods the coverage \ iried but was about 80 pe-jent ' >\ ^rlapning figures are P vailaMe for October 19C*3 ^ee the Oc^obP r 1934 issue for October 1933 data for
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February

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STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS— Continued
GYPSUM *
Crude (quarterly):
Imports
short tons
Production
short tons
Shipments (uncalcined)
short tons
Calcined (quarterly):
Production
short tons
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board, plaster (and lath),-thous, of sq. ft..
Board wall
thous of sq ft
Cement, Keenes
short tons _
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded, gaging,
finish, etc
short tons
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants etc
short tons
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value

|

7,989
266 761
85, 747

92, 703
439 953
173, 218

i

88, 408
450, 364
145, 404

101,805
334,318
99, 956

206, 476

325, 958

i

257, 048

234, 735

31,591
7Q 218
4,258

32, 601
44,612
3,501

32, 904
49, 793
2, 86(5

226,405

188, 314

162, 020

29, 437
2,426

24, 681
1,721

23, 985
1,550

19, 339
43 058
2' 514

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149, 420
i
i

24, 063
2,222

TERRA COTTA
-..

short tons
thous. of doL.

934

so

506
39

880
69

902
82

964
83

1,630
122

996
95

1, 382
84

515
50

761
65

6, 989
8. 078
17, 238

9, 564
9,791
17,006

1,090

967
80

9,466 i 8,001
9, 308
8, 220
17,159
16,934

9, 990
8, 588
18,343

539
41

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:* t
Production .
thous. of dozen pairs. Shipments
thous of dozen pairs
Stocks, end of month thous. of dozen pairs
Men's and boys' garments cut:
Overcoats
thous. of garments
Separate trousers
ttious of garments
Suits
thous of garments
COTTON

9,092
8,242
17, 501

10,471
10, 488
17, 571

9,878
9, 402
18, 134

8,474 ! 6,674
8,458 ! 6,349
18,845
19,164

10, 132
9,611
18, 742

7,838
8,666 i
18,332
;

:

'

|

;

296
520
477
414
547
421
478
477
519
363 !
360
Consumption f
thous. of bales
545
513
Exports:
Quantity, exclusive of linters
454
616
504
4G6
390
550
387
285
459 ;
306
253
thous. of bales. .
628
Value. (See Foreign Trade.)
Ginnings (total crop to end of month)
_
d
J
7,920
9, 030 & 9, 174
4, 958
9, 380
1, 398
thous. of bales..
12, 664
.
i
100
12
8
8
10
8
8
19
12
15
10
11
11
14
Imports^
_ thous. of balesPrices:
.
1
2o
.123
.
123
.131
.124
.
122
.
110
.116
.
123
.131
To producer
dol. per lb..
.117
.117 !
.116
.125
.131
.127
. 126
.127
. 134
! 120
. 123
. 119
. 114
. 123 ;
. 129
Wholesale, middling, N. Y
.dol. perlb..
.123
9, 634
Production crop estimate
thous of bales
2, 283
482
1,498
1, 076
977
374
339
432
527
Receipts into sight^
- thous, of bales
598
522
427
515
Stocks, end of month :f
I
Domestic, total mills and warehouses
10,521
8 673
11,089
10, 15S
10,<MO
!,', 534
7,311 i 6,794
6,905
thous. of bales. _
9,499 ! 8,679
7, 982
10, 293
1,140
1 057
J , !94
1,294
1 , 300
i. 161
1,422
Mills
thous. of bales
1,326 ;
1,228
1 , 081
1,657
1, 651
1, 585
8, 9f4
7
016
9,381
9,
795
9,
C4i
H.
xn
5, 824
Warehouses
thous. of bales
7, 848
7, 094
8, 637
5,985 ! 5.566
6, 560
7,482
7, 903
7, 955
7 210
7, 819
7, 197
7,362
6,950
World visible supply, total
thous. of bales..
9, 284
8,868 1 8,566
7,959
6, 639
5, 505
6, 037
5 225
5, 902
(5, 080
£, 132
4, 532
American cotton
thous. of bales
5,040 ! 4,737
6,516 i 6,093
5, 541
7,025
COTTON MANUFACTURES
|
j
Cotton yarn:
Prices, wholesale:
.312
.304
. 316
. 306
. 309
. 299
22/ls, cones (Boston)
.dol. per lb._
.322
.315
.327 | .320
.301
.298
.308
.464
40/ls, southern, spinning
doL per lb.~
(2)
.480 ! .471
.458
.451 '
.459
.479
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(*)
Cotton goods:
Abrasive cloth. (See Paper Products.)
j
Cotton cloth:
16, 423
15,484
1 0, 857
16,444
Exports§
_
thous. of sq. yd.. 15,848 20, 071 22, 556 23, 791 22, 792 21,223 \ 15,647 14, 456 17,330
2,592
2,512
5,474
3,517
4, 353
4, 616
2,108
Imports*
. thous. of sq. yd._
1,701 i 1,944
5, 426
6, 135
3,817
Prices, wholesale:
.074
.070
. 066
. 007
. OG5
. 068 .
Print cloth, 64 x 60
dol. per yd..
.071
.072
. 070
. 067
.063
.064 1
.067
Sheeting, brown, 4 x 4 (Trion mill)
.082
.081
.078
.077
. 076
.077
.081
.082 |
.080
.076 1
.077
.079
dol. per yd—
.077
Cotton cloth finishing:*
i
Production:
Bleached, plain
thous of yd
132, 678 163, 772 150, 138 1 37, 053 106,741 1 101,015 113,209 111,581 134,386 120, 720 128, 898 M 45, 390
89, 420
87, 992 -107,283
73, 407
87, 679
Dyed, colors
thous. of yd.. PIUS, s «'
73,954 ! 66,472
89, 192 117, 562 104, 689
97, 838
73, 651
6, 693
6, 162
7, 985
6. 114
«<>. 999
5,738
Dyed, black __ _.
thous. of vd
4,885 i 5,686
5, 834
5, 258
6,416
5,916
»VJil
Printed
thous of yd plF, SI 0 104, 920 131, 426 122, 951 114,803 83,414 | 75,833 84, 499 90, 772 126,384 1 14, 139 107, 379 "120,203
Stocks:*
Bleached and dyed
thous. of yd_ L' ,"('., vf3 325,313 327, 040 308, 895 310,471 314,413 ! 310,039 269, 461 266, 886 277, 030 . 298,233 284, 473 288, 804
100, 008
Printed
..thous. of yd..
104, 949
99,614 i 106,388 107, 128 118,034 \ 109,756 ! 101,057 101, 083 108, 830 111,758 107, 585
Spindle activity:!
0 (
' t'~> 1 26, 380
25, 057
22,113
25, 146
25, 051
Active spindles
thousands
24,621 ! 24,418
24, 154
25, 005
26,525 1 26,485
25, 896
7, 510
3, 716
7, 185
0, 027
Active spindle hours, total.. mills, of hours _ _
(i, .V5
6,692
5,241
5,152 ' 5, 753
0, 703
7, 706
7, 259
7,268
244
120
233
217
Average per spindle in place
hours.-,
213
234
;
186
216
195
169 !
167
249
234
102. (i
101.5
72. 6 !
74. 3
102. 7
105. 6
98.0
76.8
54,3
97.1
94. 0
87. 1
Ooerations
uercent of canacitv..! 100. 2
b
« Revised.
As of Dec. 13.
d AS of Jan. 16.
» Preliminary.
* New series. For earlier data on gypsum, see p. 20 of the January 1933 issue; the new series on hosiery compiled by the Hosiery Code Authority and are estimated to
represent 95 percent of the industry. The revised data on hosiery presented in the October 1934 issue are based on a check of the data previously reported, made by the
Code Authority. Data on cotton cloth finishing are from the National Association of Finishers of Textile Fabrics and cover practically all the industry; comparable figures
are not available prior to December 1933; the production statistics are prorated from data for 4-week periods; stocks are as reported at end of each 4-week period.
T For revisions for crop years 1931-32, 1932-33, and 1933-34, see p. 52 of the October 1933 issue, p. 52 of the September 1933 issue, and p. 53 of the October 1934 issue,
respectively.
f For revisions of cotton consumption domestic stocks and spindle activity for the year ended July 1932, see p, 20 of the February 1933 issue, and for cotton consumption domestic stocks and spindle activity for the year ended July 1933, see pp. 52 and 53 of the November 1933 issue. Forrevision of cotton stocks and spindle activity for
year ended July 1934 see p. 52 of the October 1934 issue. Data on hosiery revised by the Code Authority. Revised data for the months of 1933 previously shown in the
Survey, and comparable data on shipments back to 1929 will be shown in a subsequent issue.
§ Data revised for 1932; for revisions, see p. 53 of the June 1933 issue. Data revised for 1933; see p. 20 of the September 1934 issue.
# See footnote on p. 35 of this issue. Data revised for J933; see p. 20 of the October 1934 issue.
• Stocks at end of 4-week periods through June 16. July figures are averages for July 14 and Aug. 11. August figure as of Sept. 8. Subsequent data for succeeding 4week periods.
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Monthly statistics through December 1931,
together with explanatory footnotes and references to the sources of the data, may be found
in the 1932 Annual Supplement to the Survey

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RUBBER AND RUBBER PRODUCTS—Continued
MISCELLANEOUS PRODUCTS
Rubber bands, shipments
thous. of lb_.
Rubber clothing, calendered:
Orders, net number of coats and sundries..
Production. ..number of coats and sundries..
Rubber-proofed fabrics, production, total
thous. of yd
Auto fabrics
thous. of yd..
Raincoat fabrics
thous. of yd__
Rubber flooring, shipments... thous. of sq. ft._
Rubber and canvas footwear:*
Production, total
thous. of pairs..
Tennis
thous of pairs
Waterproof.
_
thous. of pairs
Shipments, total
thous. of pairs .
Tennis
thous. of pairs
Waterproof
thous. of pairs..
Shipments, domestic, total... thous. of pairs. _
Tennis
thous. of pairs..
Waterproof. _ _ _ _ _ _ thous. o f pairs
Stocks, total, end of month thous. of pairs
Tennis
thous. of pairs..
Waterproofthous. of pairs _
Rubber heels:
Production
thous. of pairs _
Shipments, total*
thous. of pairs
Export .
-• thous. of pairs
Repair trade
thous. of pairs _
Shoe manufactures
thous of pairs
Stocks, end of month
thous. of pairs..
Rubber soles:
Production
thous. of pairs
Shipments, total*
thous of pairs
Export
thous. of pairs
Repair trade
.
thous. of pairs
Shoe manufactures
thous. of pairs
Stocks, end of month
thous. of pairs...
Mechanical rubber goods, shipments:
Total
thous. of doL.
Beiting
thous. of dol _
Hose
thous. of doL.
Other
thous. of dol._

0)

0)

262

342

293

238

220

237

231

330

209

174

19, 963
11,364

15, 615
13, 795

20, 930
21,610

24,336
27, 149

15, 127
23, 016

24, 186
22, 651

47, 497
31, 274

38, 625
38, 484

22, 756
25, 868

17, 059
24, 596

3, 575
434
1,527
489

3,877
575
1,670
437

3,908
594
1,778
540

3, 156
478
1,320
449

3 332
526
1,269
372

4,291
570
1,827
413

4,742
568
2,405
339

5,279
804
2,813
386

3 419
405
1,552
« 375

3,334
744
884
411

3,776
286
1,141
268

287

6,467
4 186
2,281
6,845
5 419
1,426
6,796
5,378
1,418
16 016
6,932
9,084

4,843
2 451
2,392
2,749
1 868
881
2,673
1,798
875
17, 774
7,378
10, 396

4,919
1 819
3, 100
2, §27
2 084
843
2,874
2,036
838
20, 080
7,259
12, 821

4,478
1 566
2,912
3,613
1,980
1.633
3,561
1,933
1,629
20 945
6,846
14, 099

3,587
843
2,744
4,611
1 174
3,436
4,594
1,170
3,425
19 935
6.515
13, 419

5,161
1 Oil
4, 150
6,529
1 543
4.986
6,448
1,467
4,982
18 567
5,983
12, 584

3,918
877
3,041
6,498
911
5,587
6,436
857
5,579
15, 858
5,821
10, 037

5,078
1 201
3,877
5,525
790
4,735
5,486
758
4,727
15, 248
6,085
9,163

4,992
1 165
3 827
4,727
575
4,152
4, 653
528
4,125
15, 513
6,675
8,838

4,870
1,570
3,300
5,317
1, 258
4,060
5,273
1,240
4,033
15, 177
6,999
8,178

5,668
2,668
2. 999
6, 379
2,778
3, 601
6, 250
2, 661
3, 589
14, 466
6, 890
7,576

5,383
3 083
2,300
4,752
3,284
1,468
4. 619
3,165
1,454
15, 087
6,690
8, 397

19, 903
19 294
347
6,605
12 199
39, 592

17, 802
16 991
328
4,673
11 991
39, 961

19, 603
20, 120
137
6,928
13 055
39, 763

19,412
20 513
426
3,946
16 142
38, 446

15, 903
15 656
346
4,485
10 825
38, 997

18, 605
15 493
339
4,936
10 218
42, 140

13,011
13 219
219
4,079
8,921
42, 652

14, 437
16, 889
377
5,238
11, 273
40, 016

13. 922
15, 746
326
4,175
11,244
38, 040

13, 428
14, 075
359
3,435
10, 281
37, 751

14, 351
16, 630
293
5. 667
10, 667
35,811

16.334
15, 260
221
4, 777
10, 262
36, 950

5,726
5 770
3
532
5,235
4,838

5,018
4 739
5
275
4 459
4,989

5,040
4 881
1
493
4,387
5,350

4,772
5 050
10
241
4 799
4,955

3,082
3 277
2
318
2,956
4,933

3,601
3 602
2
382
3,218
4,844

2,952
3 107
2
455
2, 650
4,718

3,239
3,297
13
584
2,699
4,656

3, 541
3,617
3
585
3,030
4,528

3,400
3,592
3
530
3,059
4, 329

3,705
3,696
9
650
3,037
4, 311

3,243
3, 601

4,437
830
1,500
2,108

4,297
863
1,498
1,937

4,589
959
1,790
1,840

4,424
990
1,583
1,852

3,834
1,001
1,362
1,472

3,923
984
1,399
1,540

3, 187
846
1,138
1,203

3,715
996
1,376
1,343

3, 094
707
1,078
1,310

3,601
746
1,001
1, 854

4,515
871
1,430
2, 215

4,261
775
1, 372
2,115

230
0)
0)

228

0)
0)

286

704
2, 890
3,948

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK §
Common brick, wholesale price, red, N. Y.
dol. per thous ..
Face brick (average per plant) :
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.-thous. of brick-Production (machine)*
thous. of brick..
Shipments
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month£
..thous. of brick
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo thous. of brick
Production
thous. of brick..
Shipments by rail
thous. of brick..
Shipments by truck
thous. of brick__
Stocks, end of month...
thous. of brick _

10.00

10.50

10.50

10.50

10.50

10.50

10.50

10. 50

10.50

10.50

10.50

10. 50

10. 44

289
95

664
57
136
2,483

657
104
149
2,464

621
137
197
2,450

545
158
180
2,380

503
179
181
2,300

405
131
208
2,333

369
158
172
2, 292

351
203
217
2,217

322
218
143
2, 303

233
120
115
2,306

254
64
64
2,310

258
71
97
2, 318

355
563
126
721
1,755

705
437
29
1,008
1,518

605
1,340
60
1,346
1,324

425
1,228
44
965
1,434

155
1,219
45
848
1,351

148
1,137
45
1,045
1,959

140
1, 164
42
1,121
2,091

175
920
83
889
1,877

850
1,651
552
1,105
2,715

140
199
32
531
1,561

100
175
0
350
1,317

100
155
13
266
1,363

1.650
5, 257
23.0
4,618
21, 422
6,318

1.575
6, 544
29.6
6,492
21, 557
6, 565

1.570
8,554
37.5
8,784
21, 301
6, 304

1.650
8,813
39.8
8,541
21, 600
6,424

1.650
8,144
35.7
7, 898
21.852
6,588

1. 650
7,842
34.5
8,249
21, 424
6,332

1.650
7,680
34.8
7, 388
21, 734
5, 975

1.650
6,675
29.3
8,439
19, 972
6,055

1.650
5,779
26.2
5,674
20, 078
6,213

1.650
4, 447
19.5
3,104
21, 460
6,137

1. 650
3, 202
14.1
2, 846
21,847
6, 318

1. 650
3,053
14.9
2 952
« 2 1,897
"6, 348

138
2,282

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbL. 1. 658
Production. -----thous. of bbl._ 4. 29:;)
18.9
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of bbl._ 4,877
Stocks, finished, end of month.. -thous. of bbl._ 21,319
6, 333
Stocks, clinker, end of month thous. of bbl._

GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers: #
2, 935
2,922
2, 639
«3, 132
«2, 855
«2, 859
e3, 169
Production
_.
._thous. of gross.. 2, 946 «2, 930 «3, 037 «3, 250 «3, 15G "3,
115
a
49.9
53.0
49. 3
52.6
«51. 8
49.2
53.2
55. 1
«56. 7
«55. 0
56. 5
»54.0
51. 4
Percent of capacity
fi
2 QflQ
2. 584
2, 679
«2, 430
«2, 537
«3, 106
"3. Ill
3, 168
°3, 083
«2, 908
°3, 201
«3. 260
Shipments
thous. of gross
°2, 991
8,
010
7,872
7,990
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross.. 7, 955 °7, 508 °7, 592 °7,581 "7,518 "7,016 °7, 660 «7, 231 «7, 210 «7, 481
Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
1.850
1,681
1 , 774
2,184
1,990
1, 522
1,491
1,553
1,453
1,423
1, 411
New and contract.
number of turns.. 2,115
1,145
2 052
2, 356
2T 305
2, 456
2, 540
1,951
2, 235
1, 794
1,858
2,205
2,216
1,918
Unfilled, end of month— .number of turns.. 2,611
1,774
2,022
1,877
1^638
1,844
1,512
1, 902
1,495
1. 062
1,453
1,188
1,763
Production
number of turns
1,276
Shipments:
1,851
1,691
1,685
1,999
1.880
1,427
1,427
1,936
1, 446
1, 390
1,255
1,105
Total
number of turns. . 1, 791
72.1
65.9
65.6
77.9
73.3
55.6
75.4
55.6
43 1
49 9
48.9
56 3
G'). 8
Percent of full operation
4, 525
4,487
4,621
4,475
4,432
4, 641
4,649
4,457
4, 367
4, 615
4,735
4,610
Stocks, end of month
number of turns.. 4, 795
Plate glass, polished, production t
8,390
13, 723
13, 365
7,512
6,587
5, 738
7, 764
9,927
8,629
6,520
7,242
thous. of sq. ft— 1G, 532
7,450
!
Discontinued..
Revised..
* New series. Earlier data not published on rubber heels and solos prior to December 1932, and on illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 (except production and
percent of capacity); for earlier data see p. 29 of the June 1933 issue, face brick, machine production.
§ Census Bureau has comparative summaries for 2 mouths only on structural clay products. Series not comparable over 13-month period.
t Adjusted for degrading and year-end physical inventories.
t Revised data for 1933 represent total production for the United States.
* Series on glass containers are not comparable for 1934 and earlier years due to increase of number of firms reporting to 4-1. Shipments of the -44 firms for the year oi
1933 amounted to 33,056,706 compared with 23,511,983 for the 30 firms reporting a year ago. Comparable statistics on shipments for the companies, now reporting by years,
from 1928 to date were as follows (in gross): 1928, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,896; 1930, 31,905,933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949; and 1933, 33,048,747. Data are not available for
this period on production and stocks, nor are monthly figures on shipments available. It may be noted from the trend of these data that the monthly figures prior to 1934
had a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series. Data beginning January 1934 revised . Revisions for January; production,
2,771, and stocks, 7,795. Febuary production, 2,601, shipments, 2,582, and stocks, 7,735.
Digitized for FRASER * In October 1933 4 new companies were included in the report and 1 additional company in January 1934. Since that month, the coverage of the industry is 100 percent.
For preceding periods the coverage varied but was about 80 percent. Overlapping figures are available for October 1933. See the October 1934 issue for October 1933 data for
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May 1935
Monthly statistics through December 1931,
together with explanatory footnotes and references to the sources of the data, may be found
in the 1932 Annual Supplement to the Survey

1934

1935
March

March

April

May

June

July

1935
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STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS— Continued
GYPSUM *
Crude (quarterly):
Imports
short tons
Production
.
. short tons-Shipments (uncalcined)
short tons..
Calcined (quarterly):
Production
short tons
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board, plaster (and lath) thous. of sq. ft
Board wall
thous of sq ft
Cement, Keenes
short tons
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded, gaging,
finish, etc
short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc
short tons
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft..
TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
.
short tons
Value
..
thous. of dol—
dol_.

7,989
266, 761
85, 747

92, 703
439, 953
173, 218

88,408
450, 364
145, 404

101, 805
334, 318
99, 956

206 476

325, 958

257, 048

234 735

31, 591
76 218
4,258

32, 601
44, 612
3,501

32, 904
49 793
2 866

149, 420

226, 405

188, 314

162, 020

24, 063
2,222

29, 437
2,426

24, 681
1,721

23, 985
1,550

19, 339
43 058
2 514

795
66

902
82

_

880
69

996
95

1,630

122

964
83

1,382

84

515
50

761
65

539
41

1,090
82

967
80

934
80

TEXrFILE PRO!DUCT S
CLOTHING
Hosiery:* t
Production
thous. of dozen pairs
Shipments
thous. of dozen pairs _
Stocks, end of month thous. of dozen pairs..
Men's and boys' garments cut:
Overcoats
thous of garments
Separate trousers
thous of garments
Suits
thous. of garments..

10, 471
10, 488
17, 671

9,878
9,402
18, 134

10, 132
9,611
18, 742

8 474

6,674
6,349

7,838
8,666

18, 845

19, 164

18, 332

8,458

6,989
8,078
17, 238

9,564
9,791

17,006

9,466
9,308

17, 159

8,001

8,220

16, 934

9,996
8,588

18, 343

9 214

8,732
18, 825

COTTON
296
520
414
481
421
477
547
519
360
Consumption t
- thous. of bales..
545
513
363
478
Exports:
Quantity, exclusive of llnters
454
616
572
318
504
466
650
285
306
thous. of bales387
459
253
390
Value. (See Foreign Trade.)
Qinnings (total crop to end of month)
4,958
7,920
9,469 12, 664
9,0300 b 9, 174 d 9, 380
1,398
thous of bales
100
11
12
8
8
8
10
10
12
11
19
15
10
Imports#
thous. of balesPrices:
.131
.125
.115
.123
.123
.124
.122
.123
.131
To producer
dol. per lb—
.116
.110
.116
.117
.131
.125
.115
.134
.126
.127
Wholesale, middling, N. Y
dol. perlb..
.129
.123
.114
.123
.127
.119
.126
9 634
Production crop estimate
thous of bales
1,676
2,283
482
420
1,498
432
522
977
374
Receipts into sightl
thous of bales
527
598
515
339
Stocks, end of month :f
Domestic, total mills and warehouses
8,673 10, 521 11, 089 10, 940 10, 158
thous. of bales.. 8,902
6,794
7,982
9,534
9,499
7,311
6,905
8,679
1,057
1,140
1,117
1,294
1, 194
1 651
1,300
Mills
thous of bales
1,228
1 422
1 326
1, 161
1 585
1 081
7,616
7,785
9,381
9,795
9,641
8, 964
5,824
8,373
5,566
Warehouses
thous. of bales
7,848
6,560
5,985
7,094
7,210
7,963
7,482
7,955
7,819
7,362
7,197
World visible supply, total
thous. of bales.. 6,881
6,950
8,868
8,566
7,959
6,639
5,225
6,037
5,962
6,086
5,565
5,132
4,532
American cotton
thous. of bales. . 4,715
5,541
4,737
6,516
6,093
5,040
COTTON MANUFACTURES
Cotton yarn:
Prices, wholesale:
.312
.297
.316
.304
.309
.306
22/ls, cones (Boston)
dol. per lb.327
.308
.315
.299
.320
.301
.298
40/ls, southern, spinning
dol. per lb—
.464
.459
.480
.458
.451
.471
0)
Cotton goods:
Abrasive cloth. (See Paper Products.)
Cotton cloth:
Exports?
thous. of sq. yd- 18, 713 22, 556 23, 791 22, 792 21, 223 15,647 14, 456 17, 330 16, 423 16, 857 16, 444 15, 484
15, 848
7,118
2,592
2,512
Imports#
.thous. of sq. yd—
4,353
5,474
5,426
3,817
1,944
2,108
3,517
6,135
1,701
7, 727
Prices, wholesale:
.062
.074
Print cloth, 64 x 60
___dol. per yd_.
.070
.064
.070
.063
.067
.071
.066
.068
.067
.067
.065
Sheeting, brown, 4 x 4 (Trion mill)
.074
.082
.082
.081
dol. per yd—
.080
.076
.077
.079
.078
.077
.077
.077
.076
Cotton cloth finishing:*
Production:
Bleached, plain
thous. of yd— P149, 350 163, 772 150, 138 137, 053 106, 741 101, 015 113, 209 111, 581 134, 386 126, 726 128, 898 145, 390 « 137, 335
Dyed, colors
thous. of yd.. P119, 792 117, 562 104, 689 97, 838 73, 954 66, 472 73, 651 73, 407 89, 420 87, 679 87, 992 107,
987
283 « 104,
a
6,162
Dyed, black
_
thous. of yd.. TO 6, 907
5,834
6,114 0 6, 999
6,416
4,885
5,686
5,738
7,985
5,916
6,693
6, 013
Printed
thous of yd Pll7, 485 131 426 122 951 114 803 83 414 75 833 84 499 90 772 126 384 114 139 107 379 120 203 a 117 780
Stocks:*
Bleached and dyed
thous. of yd.. P291, 481 327, 040 308, 895 310, 471 314, 413 310, 039 269, 461 266, 886 277, 030 298, 233 284, 473 288, 864 276, 863
Printed
thous. of yd- P 97, 732 99, 614 106, 388 107, 128 118, 034 109, 756 101, 057 101, 083 108, 830 111,758 107, 585 100, 008
97, 232
Spindle activity:!
24 925
24, 571
Active spindles
...
thousands
26, 525
24, 621
24, 418
24, 154
22 113
25 095
25 057
26, 485
25, 896
25 051
25 146
Active spindle hours, total, .mills, of hours.. 6,663
5,152
7,706
5,241
5,753
3,716
7,268
7,259
7,185
6,027
6,703
6,575
7,510
Average per spindle in place
hours ..
216
234
167
249
120
234
169
186
233
195
217
244
213
Operations
Dercent of caoacitv..
92.9
102.7
105.6
98.0
72.6
74.3
76.8
54.3
97.1
94.0
87.1
102 fi
inn 2
° Revised.
& As of Dec. 13. d As of Jan. 16.
* Preliminary.
* New series. For earlier data on gypsum, see p. 20 of the January 1933 issue; the new series on hosiery compiled by the Hosiery Code Authority and are estimated to
represent 95 percent of the industry. The revised data on hosiery presented in the October 1934 issue are based on a check of the data previously reported, made by the
Code Authority. Data on cotton cloth finishing are from the National Association of Finishers of Textile Fabrics and cover practically all the industry; comparable figures
are not available prior to December 1933; the production statistics are prorated from data for 4-week periods; stocks are as reported at end of each 4-week period.
1 For revisions for crop years 1931-32, 1932-33, and 1933-34, see p. 52 of the October 1933 issue, p. 52 of the September 1933 issue, and p. 53 of the October 1934 issue,
respectively.
t For revisions of cotton consumption, domestic stocks and spindle activity for crop year 1931-32, see p. 20 of the February 1933 issue, for crop year 1932-33, see pp. 52
and 53 of the November 1933 issue, for crop year 1933-34, see p. 53 of the October 1934 issue. Data on hosiery revised by the Code Authority; revised data for the months
of 1933 previously shown in the Survey, and comparable data on shipments back to 1929 will be shown in a subsequent issue.
§ For 1932 revisions see p. 53 of the June 1933 issue; for 1933 revisions see p. 20 of the September 1934 issue.
# See footnote on p. 35 of this issue. Data revised for 1933; see p. 20 of the October 1934 issue.
• Stocks at end of 4-week periods through June 16. July figures are averages for July 14 and Aug. 11. August figure as of Sept. 8. Subsequent data for succeeding
4-week
periods.
2
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1935
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May

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RUBBER AND RUBBER PRODUCTS—Continued
MISCELLANEOUS PRODUCTS
Rubber bauds, shipments
thoiis of Ib
Rubber clothing, calendered:
Orders, net number of coats and sundries..
ProductioQ. -.number of coats and sundries. .
Rubber -proofed fabrics, production, total
thous. of yd—
Auto fabrics...
_
..thous. of yd—
Raincoat fabrics.
thous. of yd—
Rubber flooring, shipments thous. of sq. ft—
Rubber and canvas footwear:*
Production, total
thous. of pairs..
Tennis
_
thous. of pairs-.
Waterproof
..tbous. of pairs..
Shipmonts, total
_
thous. of pairs..
Tennis
thous. of pairs..
Waterproof
thous. of pairs..
Shipments, domestic, total... thous. of pairs ...
Tennis ._
_ _
thous. of pairs
Waterproof.
__
— thous. of pairs..
Stocks, total, end of month. .thous. of pairs...
Tennis
._
thous. of pairs-Waterproof.
thous. of pairs..
Rubber heels:
Production
thous of pairs
Shipments, total*
thous. of pairs..
Export
__ — ._ thous. of pairs..
Renair trade
thous. of pairs—
Sboe manufactures
thous. of pairs..
Stocks, end of month
-thous. of pairs..
Rubber soles:
Production—

thous. of pairs..
Shipments* total*
thous. of pairs..
Export
.__
thous. of pairs—
Repair trade..
thous. of pairs..
Shoe manufactures
thous. of pairs
Stocks, ead of month
thous. of pairs..
Mechanical rubber goods, shipments:
Total
thous. of dol
Belting
thous. of dol—
Hose
thous. of dol—
Other
thous. of dol .

0)
(0
305
456

342

293

238

220

237

231

330

209

174
i/t

15, 615
13, 795

20, 930
21,610

24, 336
27, 149

15, 127
23,016

24, 186
22, 651

47, 497
31, 274

38, 625
38, 484

22, 756
25, 868

17,059
24, 596

3,877
575
1,670
437

3,908
594
1,778
540

3,156
478
1,320
449

3,332
526
1,269
372

4,291
570
1,827
413

4,742
568
2, 405
339

5, 279
804
2, 813
386

3 419
405
1 552
375

3,334
744
884
411

3, 776
286
1, 141
268

4,843
2,451
2,392
2,749
1, 868
881
2, 673
1,798
875
17. 774
7, 378
10, 396

4,919
1, 819
3,100
2,927
2, 084
843
2,874
2, 036
838
20, 080
7, 259
12, 821

4, 478
1,566
2,912
3,613
1,980
1. 633
3,561
1,933
1,629
20, 945
6,846
14, 099

3, 587
843
2, 744
4,611
1,174
3, 436
4,594
1,170
3, 425
19, 935
6,515
13,419

5,161
1,011
4,150
6, 529
1, 543
4, 986
6, 448
1,467
4. 982
18. 567
5,983
12, 584

3,918
877
3, 041
6, 498
911
5, 587
6, 436
857
5,579
15, 858
5, S21
10,037

5,078
1,201
3,877
5, 525
790
4, 735
5,486
758
4,727
15, 248
6,085
9,163

4, 992
1, 165
3,827
4,727

4,152
4, 053
528
4, 125
15, 513
6, 675
8, 838

4,870
1,570
3,300
5, 317
1,258
4,060
5, 273
1, 240
4,033
15, 177
6,999
8,178

5, 668
2, 668
2,999
6,379
2, 778
3, 601
6, 250
2, 661
3, 589
14, 46G
6, 800
7,576

17,802
16,991
328
4, 673
11,991
39, 961

19, 603
20, 120
137
6. 928
13. 055
39, 763

19 412
20,513
426
3,946
16, 142
38, 446

15 903
15, 656
346
4.485
10, 825
38, 997

18 605
15, 493
339
4,936
10,218
42, 140

13 911
13, 219
219
4, 079
8, 921
42, 652

14 437
16, 8S9
377
5, 238
11,273
40,016

13 922
15,746
326
4,175
11,244
38, 040

13, 428
14, 075
359
3, 435
10, 281
37, 751

5,018
4,739
5
275
4,459
4, 989

5,040
4,831
1
493
4, 387
5,360

4,772
5,050
10
241
4, 799
4,955

3, 082
3,277
318
2, 956
4,933

3,601
3, C02
2
382
3,218
a
4,894

2, 952
3, 107
2
455
2, 650
4,718

3, 239
3, 297
13
584
2, 699
4, 656

3,541
3,617
3
585
3,030
4, 528

4, 297
883
1,498
1,937

4,589
959
1,790
1,840

4,424
990
1, 583
1, 852

3, 834
1, 001
1,362
1,472

3, 923
981
1,399
1,540

3,187
'846
1, 138
1, 203

3,715
996
1, 376
1.343

STONE,

230

(!)
0)

•>28
(i\
v}

2S7

(')
(0
256

2S6

366

5, 3S3
3, OSS
2,300
4. 752
3,2S4
1.4CS
4,619
3, 105
15, OS7
6,690
8,397

5, 863
3,673
2, 19C
5, 087
4,023
1,064
5,041
3, 997
1,044.
15, 854
0, 331
9, 523

14, 351
16, 630
293
5, 667
10, 667
35,811

If,, 334
15, 260
221
4, 777
10, 262
36, 950

16,256
16, 920
438
o, 102
11,385
30.316

3,400
3,592
3
530
3,059
4.329

3, 705
3,696
9
650
3, 037
4,311

3, 243
3, GO!

3, 357
3,410

704
2, S9G
3,948

2, 840
3, 904

3, 094
707
1,078
1.310

3, 601
746
1,001
1, 854

4, 515
871
1,430
2,215

4, 261
1. 372
2,115

5, 463
1,006
1,842
2. 615

775

CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS

BRICK §
Common brick, wholesale price, red, N. Y.
10. 00
dol. per thous —
Face brick (average per plant) :
367
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.. thous. of brick. .
177
Production (machine)*
thous. of brick..
229
Shipments
thous of brick
Stocks, end of montht
thous. of brick.. 2,133
Sand-lime brick:
850
Orders, unfilled, end of mo_.thous. of brick..
345
Production.

thous. of brick..
104
Shipments by rail
thous. of brick. .
343
Shipments by truck
thous. of brick-.
316
Stocks, end of month
thous. of brick—
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbl—
Production
thous of bbl
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of bbl—
Stocks, finished, end of month. —thous. of bbl—
Stocks, clinker, end of month... thous. of bbl—

1.667
6,136
27.9
6,196
21, 229
6,117

10.50

10.50

10. 50

10. 50

10.50

10. 60

10.50

10. 50

10. 50

10. 50

10. 44

10. OC

657
104
149
2, 464

021
137
197
2,450

545
158
180
2, 380

503
179
181
2,300

405
131
208
2, 333

369
158
172
2,292

351
203
217
2,217

322
218
143
2. 303

233
120
115
2,306

254
64
64
2,310

258
71
97
2, 318

28S
95
138
2,282

705
437
29
1,006
1,518

605
1,340
60
1,346
1,324

425
1,228
44
965
1, 434

155
1,219
45
848
1,351

118
1,137
45
1,045
1, 959

140
1, 164
42
1,121
2, 091

175
920
83
889
1,877

850
1,651
552
1, 105
2,715

140
199
32
531
1, 561

100
175
0
350
1,317

100
155
13
266
1,363

925
115
20
414
811

1.575
6, 544
29.6
6,492
21, 557
6,565

1.570
8,554
37.5
8,784
21, 301
6,304

1.650
8,813
39.8
8,541
21, 600
6,424

1.650
8, 144
35.7
7,898
21,852
6,588

1. 650
7,842
34.5
8,249
21, 424
6,332

1. 850
7,680
34.8
7,388
21, 734
5, 975

1. 650
6, 675
29.3
8,439
19, 972
6,055

1.650
5,779
26.2
5,674
20, 078
6,213

1.650
4,447
19.5
3,104
21,460
6, 137

1.650
3,202
14.1
2,846
21,847
6,318

1. 650
3, 053
14.9
2, 952
o21,899
6,348

1.658
4,299
18.9
« 4, 878
«21,289
« 6, 343

GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers: #
2,946
2,639
2,935
2,922
3,113
3,250
3,156
3,132
3,037
3,169
2,855
3,115
2, 859
Production
.
.. thous. of gross51.4
49.3
49.9
53.0
56.7
52.6
54. 3
51.8
55. 1
55.0
56.5
53 2
54.0
Percent of capacity
2,
963
2,584
2,679
2,
956
2,430
2, 537
2,908
2,991
3,083
3,201
3,168
3, 260
3,106
Shipments
thous. of gross..
7,955
8,010
7,990
7,871
7,592
7,481
8, 060
7,581
7, 548
7,616
7,666
7, 231
7,210
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross
Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
1,850
2, 115
1,774
1,681
1, 990
2,184
1,145
1,491
1,453
1,423
1,411
1,553
New and contract
number of turns.. 2,020
2,611
2, 252
2, 356
2,305
2,456
1.794
1,951
2,540
1,858
2,205
2,216
2,235
Unfilled, end of month. ..number of turns.. 2, 608
1,902
1,774
2,022
1,638
1,877
2,065
1,512
1,844
1,495
1,062
1,188
1,276
1,453
Production
..number of turns
Shipments:
1,791
1, 691
1,685
1,999
1,851
1,920
1,427
1,390
1, 255
1,446
1, 427
1,880
1,105
Total
.. ..number of turns
69.8
65.9
65.6
72.1
77.9
74.8
48.9
55.6
49.9
55. 6
73.3
56.3
43.1
Percent of full operation ..
..
4, 624
4,795
4,487
4,525
4,475
4, 432
4,641
4,615
4,735
4,610
4,649
4, 457
Stocks, end of month
number of turns.. 4,945
Plate glass, polished, production f
16, 532
13, 365
13. 723
8,390
6, 587
7,512
7,764
8,629
7,242
6, 738
6,520
7,450
thous. of sq. ft— 16, 999
0
Revised.
' Discontinued.
* Naw sariei. Earlier data not published on rubber heels and soles prior to December 1932, and on illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 (except production and
percent of capacity); for earlier data see p. 20 of the June 1933 issue, face brick, machine production.
§ See p. 20 for new series on production and shipments of common brick, paving brick and hollow building tile.
1 Adjusted for degrading and year-end physical inventories.
t Revised data for 1933 represent total production for the United States.
# Series on glass containers are not comparable for 1934 and earlier years due to increase of numbar of firms reporting to 44. Shipments of the 44 firms for the year of
1933 amounted to 33,055,708 compared with 23,511,953 for the 39 firms reporting a year ago. Comparable statistics on shipmants for the companies, now reporting by years,
from 1923 to date were as follows (in gross): 1923, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,896; 1930, 31,905,933; 1931, 31,413,503; 1932, 26,947,919; and 1933, 33,043,747. Data are not available for
this period on production and stocks, nor are monthly figures on shipments available. It may ba noted from the trend of these data that the monthly figures prior to 1934
had a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series. Data beginning January 1934 revised see p. 52 of the May 1935 issue.
• In October 1933 4 new companies were included in the report and 1 additional company in January 1934. Since that month, the coverage of the industry is 100 percent.
For preceding periods the coverage varied but was about 80 percent. Overlapping figures are available for October 1933. See the October 1934 issue for October 1933 data for
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June 1935
Monthly statistics through December 1931,

1935

ences to the sources of the data, may be found
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April

1934
April

May

June

July

1935

Decem- January
October NovemAugust September
ber
ber

February

March

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS—Continued
GYPSUM *
Crude (quarterly):
Imports
short tons..
Production
short tons
Shipments (uncalcined)
short tons..
Calcined (quarterly):
Production
.
... short tons..
Calcined products (quarterly) :
Shipments:
Board, plaster (and lath) -thous. of sq. ft..
Board, wall.
thous. of sq. ft..
Cement, Keenes
short tons..
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded, gaging,
finish, etc
short tons
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc
short tons_.
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft
TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
short tons
Value
_.
„ thous. of doL.

1 440

133

880
69

996
95

92, 703
439 953
173, 218

88, 408
450 364
145, 404

101, 805
334 318
99, 956

10, 730
292, 406
84,853

325, 958

257, 048

234 735

233,852

31, 591
76, 218
4,258

32, 601
44, 612
3,501

32, 904
49, 793
2,866

29,937
51, 362
2,997

226 405

188 314

162 020

165,970

29, 437
2 426

24, 681
1 721

23, 985
1, 550

1 630

122

964
83

1 382

84

515
50

761
65

539
41

1 090

82

967
80

934
80

795
56

6,989
8,078
17, 238

9,564
9,791
17, 006

9,466
9,308
17, 159

8,001
8,220
16. 934

9,996
8,588
18, 343

9,214
8,732
18, 825

9, 692
9,768
18, 749

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:* t
Production
thous. of dozen pairs.
Shipments
thous. of dozen pairs..
Stocks, end of month.thous. of dozen pairs
Men's and boys' garments cut:
Overcoats
thous. of garments
Separate trousers
thous. of garments.
Suits
thous. of garments

9,878
9,402
18, 134

10, 132
9,611
18, 742

8,474
8,458
18,845

6,674
6,349
19, 164

7,838
8,666
18, 332

COTTON
414
463
421
296
520
547
477
Consumption f
thous. of bales..
478
513
519
360
363
481
Exports:
Quantity, exclusive of linters
323
616
572
504
466
253 |
454
thous. of bales..
390
387
306
285
459
313
Value. (See Foreign Trade.)
Qinnings (total crop to end of month)
0
7,920
1,398
4,958
9,030 & 9, 174 <*9,380
thous. of bales
100
9, 472
9
12
8
Imports;?
thous. of bales..
11
8
8
10
12
8
11
10
15
10
Prices:
.117
.125
.123
.124
.122
To producer
_
dol. per lb_.
.123
.131
.131
.116
.116
.123
.110
.115
.117
.125
.127
. 134
. 131
.127
Wholesale, middling, N. Y
dol. perlb..
.126
.129
.126
.119
.114
.123
.115
9,634
Production, crop estimate
thous. of bales..
227
482
2,283
527
1,676
1,498
977
Receipts into sight^..thous of bales..
432
374
522
339
420
515
Stocks, end of month-f
Domestic, total mills and warehouses
10, 521
11, 089 10, 940 10, 158
thous. of bales.. 8,263
6, 905
8, 673
6,794
9,534
8,902
7,982
8,679
7,311
1,140
1,194
1,294
1,300
1,081 i 1,057
Mills
._
„..thous. of bales.. 1,081
1,161
1,585
1,422
1,228
1,326
1,117
9,641
8,964
9,381
5,824
7,616
9,795
Warehouses..
thous. of bales.. 7,202
7, 785
5,566
8,373
7,094
6,560
5,985
7,482
7,963
7,955
7,819
6,639 i 7,210
World visible supply, total
thous. of bales.. 6,124
6,881
7,197
8,566
7,362
6,950
7,959
5, 962
6,037
4,532
5,225
6,086
5,565
American cotton.
-.-thous. of bales.. 4,169
4, 715
5,132
5,541
5,040
4,737
6,093
COTTON MANUFACTURES
Cotton yarn:
Prices, wholesale:
.296
.312
.304
.309
.315
.316
.306
22/ls, cones (Boston)
dol. per lb_.
. 297
.308
.299
.320
.301
.298
40/ls, southern, spinning
dol. per lb.
.464 | (2)
,459
.471
.458
.451
Cotton goods:
Abrasive cloth. (See Paper Products.)
!
i
Cotton cloth:
ExportsS
thous. of sq. yd.. 16,285 23, 791 22, 792 21, 223 15, 647
16, 857 16, 444 15, 484 15, 848
18, 713
14, 458 17, 330 16, 423
5,903
2,512
2,592
Imports?
thous. of sq. yd.
4,353 | 5,474
3,517
1, 944
2, 108
7,727
6,135
7, 118
3,817
1,701
Prices, wholesale:
.061
Print cloth, 64 x 60
dol. per yd.
. 074
. 070
. 066 . 068
. 067
.062
.064
.067 ! .071
.065
.067
.063
Sheeting, brown, 4 x 4 (Trion mill)
.082
.073
. 081
. 078
. 077
. 077
.074
dol. per yd..
.080
.076
.077 i .079
.076
.077
Cotton cloth finishing:*
Production:
Bleached, plain
thous. of yd.. P146, 605 150, 138 137, 053 106, 741 101,015 i 113,209 111,581 134,386 126, 726 128, 898 145, 390 137, 335 0" 148, 710
Dyed, colors—
thous. of yd..
104, 689 97, 838 73, 954 66, 472 73, 651 73,407 I 89,420 87, 679 87, 992 107, 283 104, 987 119, 107
6, 162 ! 7, 985
Dyed, black
thous. of yd_. *6' 433
6,114
°6,797
5,916
5,834
5, 686
5, 738
6,693
6,999
4,885
6, 013
Printed
_
thous. of yd. P106, 100 122, 951 114,803 83, 414 75,833 i 84,499 90, 772 126, 384 114, 139 107, 379 120, 203 117, 780 « 122, 548
Stocks:*
Bleached and dyed...
thous. of yd_. 297, 866 308, 895 310, 471 314, 413 310, 039 269, 461 266,886 277,030 298, 233 284, 473 288, 864 276, 863 291, 481
Printed
thous. of yd. 103, 500 106, 388 107, 128 118, 034 109, 756 101, 057 101,083 j 108,830 111,758 107,585 | 100,008 97, 232
97, 732
Qpindle activity:f
Active spindles.
thousands 23, 854 26, 485 25, 896 24,621 24, 418 24, 154 22,113 I 25,095 25, 051 25,057 i 25,146 24, 925
24, 571
6, 058
Active spindle hours, total, .mills, of hours5,241
6,663
7,259
5, 152
5, 753
3, 716 I 7, 185
6,027 i 7,510
6,575
7,268
6,703
197
Average per spindle in place
hours..
234
234
167
186
120
233
195 | 244
216
169
213
217
Operations
...percent of capacity..
85. 3
54.3 1
97.1
74.3
76.8
87. 1
102. 6
100.2
105.6
98.0
72.6
94.0
92.9
6
• Revised.
As of Dec 13.
<* As of Jan. 16.
*> Preliminary.
* New series. For earlier data on gypsum, see p. 20 of the January 1933 issue; the new series on hosiery compiled by the Hosiery Code Authority and are estimated to
represent 95 percent of the industry. The revised data on hosiery presented in the October 1934 issue are based on a check of the data previously reported, made by the
Code Authority. Data on cotton cloth finishing are from the National Association of Finishers of Textile Fabrics and cover practically all the industry; comparable figures
are not available prior to December 1933; the production statistics are prorated from data for 4-week periods; stocks are as reported at end of each 4-week period.
1 For revisions for crop years 1931-32, 1932-33, and 1933-34, see p. 52 of the October 1933 issue, p. 52 of the September 1933 issue, and p. 53 of the October 1934 issue,
respectively.
f For revisions of cotton consumption, domestic stocks and spindle activity for crop year 1931-32, see p. 20 of the February 1933 issue, for crop year 1932-33, see pp. 52
and 53 of the November 1933 issue, for crop year 1933-34, see p. 53 of the October 1934 issue. Data on hosiery revised by the Code Authority; revised data for the months
of 1933 previously shown in the Survey, and comparable data on shipments back to 1929 will be shown in a subsequent issue.
§ For 1932 revisions see p. 53 of the June 1933 issue; for 1933 revisions see p. 20 of the September 1934 issue.
# See footnote on p. 35 of this issue. Data revised for 1933; see p. 20 of the October 1934 issue.
• Stocks at end of 4-week periods through June 16. July figures are averages for July 14 and Aug. 11. August figure as of Sept. 8. Subsequent data or succeeding
4-week periods.
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1934

1935
May

July 1935

May

June

July

August

1935

Septem- October Novem- Decem- January Februber
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March

April

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, red, N. Y.
dol. per thous..
Shipments*
thous of brick
Stocks* __ _
thous of brick
Face brick (average per plant):
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production (machine)* thous. of brick-Shipments .
thous of brick
Stocks, end of monthfthous. of brick- _
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick-_
Production
thous. of brick-.
Shipments by rail
thous of brick
Shipments by truck
thous of brick
Stocks, end of month
thous. of brick- .
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments*. _
thous of brick
Stocks*
thous of brick

9.63

10.50
64 515
401, 493

10.50
61 078
405 713

10.50
61, 101
420, 716

10.50
68, 083
422, 641

10.50
62, 405
417, 025

10.50
77, 698
412,589

10.50
64, 508
419, 833

10.50
48, 188
412, 449

10.50
38, 281
400, 529

381
293
255
2,107

621
137
197
2,450

545
158
180
2,380

503
179
181
2,300

405
131
208
2,333

369
158
172
2,292

351
203
217
2,217

322
218
143
2,303

233
120
115
2,306

254
64
64
2,310

258
71
97
2,318

289
95
138
2,282

367
177
229
2,133

810
1,821
125
1,754
1,374

605
1,340
60
1,346
1,324

425
1,228
44
965
1,434

155
1,219
45
848
1,351

148
1,137
45
1,045
1,959

140
1,164
42
1,121
2,091

175
920
83
889
1,877

850
1,651
552
1, 105
2,715

140
199
32
531
1,561

100
175
0
350
1,317

100
155
13
266
1,363

925
115
20
414
811

850
345
104
343
346

8,024
79 563

12,451
76, 019

9,960
78, 047

10, 339
77, 396

8,773
77, 701

6,831
77, 416

4,993
76, 156

1,806
77, 866

1,601
79,711

1,167
79, 494

1,338
77, 039

3,307
80, 358

1.570
8,554
37.5
8,784
21,301
6,304

1.650
8,813
39.8
8,541
21, 600
6,424

1.650
8,144
35.7
7,898
21, 852
6,588

1.650
7,842
34.5
8,249
21, 424
6,332

1.650
7,680
34.8
7,388
21, 734
5,975

1.650
6, 675
29.3
8,439
19, 972
6,055

1. 650
5,779
26.2
5,674
20, 078
6,213

1.650
4,447
19.5
3,104
21, 460
6, 137

1.650
3,202
14.1
2,846
21, 847
6,318

1.650
3,053
14.9
2,952
21, 899
6,348

1.658
4,299
18.9
4,878
21, 289
6,343

1.667
6,136
27.9
a
6, 198
a
21,219
0
6, 122

3,250
56.7
3 201
7,581

3, 156
55.0
3, 168
7,548

3,115
56.5
2,991
7,616

3,169
53.2
3,083
7,666

2,859
54.0
3,260
7,231

3,132
52.6
3, 106
7,210

2, 855
51.8
2,537
7,481

2,922
53.0
2,430
7,871

2,935
49.3
2,679
7,990

2,639
49.9
2,584
8,010

2,946
51.4
2,963
7,955

3,113
54.3
2,956
8,060

10.44
10.00
38, 291 a 60, 987
387, 462 "363, 458

10.00
74, 715
341, 045

PORTLAND CEMENT
1.667
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbl
Production
thous. of bbl- . 8,222
Percent of capacity
36.1
shipments
thous. of bbL.
7,428
Stocks, finished, end of month, thous. of bbl. 22, 014
6,367
Stocks, clinker, end of month. thous. of bbl-

GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers: #
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous of gross
Stocks, end of month
thous! of gross-Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns_Unfilled, end of month
number of turns. _
Production
number of turns. _
Shipments:
Total. _ _
number of turns
Percent of full operation
Stocks, end of month
number of turns- _
Plate glass, polished, production f
thous. of sq. f t _ .

3,401
59.3
3,245
8,141
1,965

1,491

1,553

1,453

1,423

1,411

2,184

1, 990

1,681

1,774

1,850

2,115

2,020

2,623
2,022

1,858
1,512

1,951
1,276

2,205
1,062

2,216
1,453

2,235
1,188

2, 540
1,844

2,456
2,022

2,305
1,877

2,252
1,638

2,356
1,774

2,611
1,902

2,608
2,065

1,927
75.1
5,097

1,427
55.6
4,735

1,446
56.3
4,641

1,105
43.1
4,610

1,390
49.9
4,649

1,427
55.6
4,457

1,880
73.3
4,432

1, 999
77.9
4,475

1,851
72.1
4,525

1,691
65.9
4,487

1,685
65.6
4,624

1,791
69.8
4,795

1,920
74.8
4,945

14, 582

7,764

6,520

7,242

7,450

6,738

7,512

6,587

8,390

13, 365

13, 723

16, 532

16, 999

GYPSUM*
Crude (quarterly):
Imports
short tons..
Production
short tons
Shipments (uncalcined)
short tons
Calcined (quarterly):
Production short tons
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board, plaster (and lath) thous ofsq ft
Board wall
thous of SQ ft
Cement Keenes
short tons
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded, gaging finish etc
short tons
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing plants, etc
short tons-Tile partition
thous of so ft

92, 703
439 953
173 218

88, 408
450, 364
145 404

101, 805
334, 318
99, 956

10, 730
292, 406
84, 853

325, 958

257, 048

234, 735

233, 852

31, 591
76 218
4 258

32, 601
44 612
3,501

32, 904
49, 793
2,866

29, 937
51,362
2,997

226 405

188, 314

162, 020

165, 970

29, 437
2 426

24, 681
1 721

23, 985
1,550

29, 142
2,302

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity. ._
Value

short tons
thous. of doL-

791
93

996
95

1,630
122

964
83

1,382
84

515
50

761
65

539
41

1,090
82

967
80

41, 588
392, 212

39, 383
388, 972

37,513
385, 898

44, 272
378, 533

38, 068
369, 641

38, 139
367, 166

35, 643
363, 347

28, 817
370, 116

25, 795
363, 291

795
66

1,440
133

23, 111 « 29, 931
353, 774 -350,710

38, 388
346, 459

934
80

TILE
Hollow building tile:*
Shipments
Stocks

short tons
short tons..

* New weries. Earlier data not published on illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 (except production and percent of capacity); for earlier data see p. 20 of the June
1933 issue, face brick, machine production. Series on common and vitrified paving brick and tile beginning January 1934 were shown on p. 20 of the June 1935 issue. For
earlier data on gypsum see p. 20 of the January 1933 issue.
t Adjusted for degrading and year-end physical inventories.
f Data on plate glass represent the total output of the industry. Complete figures for the months of 1932 were shown on p. 52 of the March 1933 issue, and for 1966 on
p. 52 of the March 1934 issue.
.
, , . _
, .,
,
# Series on glass containers are not comparable for 1934 and earlier years due to increase of number of firms reporting to 44. Shipments of the 44 firms for tne year of
1933 amounted to 33,056,706 compared with 23,511,963 for the 30 firms reporting a year ago. Comparable statistics on shipments for the companies, now reporting by years,
from 1928 to date were as follows (in gross): 1928, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,896; 1930, 31,905,933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949; and 1933, 33,048,747. Data are not available for
this period on production and stocks, nor are monthly figures on shipments available. It may be noted from the trend of these data that the monthly figures prior to 1934
had a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series. Data beginning January 1934 revised see p. 52 of the May 1935 issue.

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STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BKICIC
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, red, N. Y.
dol. per thous..
Shipments*..
thous. of brick..
Stocks*
thous. of brick..
Face brick (average per plant):
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production (machine)*
thous. of brick..
Shipments
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month t
thous. of brick..
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production
thous. of brick..
Shipments by rail
thous. of brick..
Shipments by truck
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of brick..
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments*,.
thous. of brick..
Stocks*
thous. of brick..

9.50

COO
1, 582
793
1,860

10.50
61,078
405, 713

I
!

10.50
10. 50
10.50 } 10.50
61,101
68,083
62, 405
77, 698
120, 716 422, 641 417,025 412,589

545
153
180
2, 380

503
179
181
2,300

405
131
208
2,333

369
158
172

425
1, 228
44
965
1, 431

155
143
1,219
1,137
45
45
848
1, 045
1,351 I 1,959

140
1,164

12,451
76,019

10. 50
10. 50
10.50 I 10.44
10.0010. 00
48,188
38,281
38,291 | 60,987 « 75, 539
64,508
419,833 412, 449 400,529 387.462 363,458 *341, 466
I

322
218
143
2, 303

233
120
115
2,306

2,310 j

2,318 |

I

i

850
1,651
552
1,105
2, 715

140
190
32
531
1,561

100 | 100
155
0 j
13
350
266
1,317 | 1,363

9,900 i 10,339 I 8, 773 I 6.831 | 4,993
78,047 | 77,3'J6 77,701 i - " "" • 76,156

1,806
77, 866

1, 601
79, 711

1,167
79, 494

1, 338
3, 307
77,039 I 80,353

1. 650
3,053
14.9
2,952
21,899
6,348

1.658 i
4,299 i
18.9 !
4,878
21, 289
6,343

1 667
6^ 136
27.9
6,198
21,219
6,122

2,639
49.9 j
2,584!
8,010

2,946
51.4
2, 963
7, 955

3,113
54. 3
2, 956
8. 060

1,121 i
2,091 I

351
203
2,217
175
920
83
889 i

1,877 j

258
71

289
95

177
229

2,282

850
115
20 !
414
811

104
343
340

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per
Production
thous. of
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of
Stocks, finished, end of month.thous. of
Stocks, clinker, end of month.thous. of

bbl..
bbl..
bbl.
bbl_.
bbL.

1.6G7

1. 650

8, 730
39.6
7,624
23, 098
6, 729

8, 813
39.8
8, 541
21, 600
6,424

1.650
8,144
35.7
7,898
21,852
6,588

1. 650
7,842
34.5
8,249
21, 424
6,332

3,295
59.8
3, 276
8,115

3,156
55.0
3,168
7,543

3,115
56.5
2,991
7, 616

3,169
53.2
3, 083
7, 666

1.650
1. 650
6, 675
7, 6S0
29.3
34.8
8,439
7, 388
21,734 I 19, 972
5,975 | 6,055

1. 650
5, 779
26.2
5, 674
20, 078
6,213

1.650
4,447
19.5
3,104
21, 460
6,137

3, 202
14. 1
2,846
21,847
6,318

2,859
54.0
3,260
7,231

3,132
52.6
3,106
7,210

2,855
51.8
2,537
7, 481

2,922
53.0
2, 430
7,871

2,935
49. 3
2, 679
7,990

GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers: #
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of gross..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross..
illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns.
Unfilled, end of month
number of turns.
Production
number of turns.
Shipments:
Total
number of turns.
Percent of full operation
Stocks, end of month
number of turns.
Plate glass, polished, production f
thous. of sq. ft.

1,919

1,553

1,453 j

1,423

1,411

2,184

1,990

1,681

1,774

1,850

2,115

2,020

2, 751
1,829

1,951
1,276

2,216
1,453

2,456
2,022

2,608
2, 065

1,880
73.3
4,432

1,999
77.9
4,475

1,691
65.9
4,487

2, 356
1,774
1. 685
65.6
4,624

2,611
1,902

1, 390
49.9
4,649

2,305
1,877
1,851
72.1
4, 525

2,252
1,638

1,446
56.3
4,641

2, 235
1,188
1,427
55.6
4,457

2, 540
1,844

1,814
70.7
5,119

2,205
1,062 I
i
1,105
43.1
4,610

1,791
69.8
4,795

1,920
74.8
4, 945

13,163

6,520

7,242

7,450

6,738 | 7,512

6, 587

8,390

13,365

13, 723

16, 532

16, 999

i

GYPSXJM*
Crude (quarterly):
Imports
short tons_
Production
short tons.
Shipments (uncalcined)
short tons.
Calcined (quarterly):
Production
short tons_
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board, plaster (and lath).thous. of sq. ft.
Board, wall
thous. of sq. ft.
Cement, Keenes
short tons.
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded, gaging, finish, etc
short tons.
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing plants, etc
short tons.
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft-

92, 703
439,953
173,218

88, 408
450, 3P4
145, 404

101,805
334,318
99, 956

10, 730
292, 406
84, 853

325,958

257, 048

234,735

233,852

31,591
70, 218
4,258

32, 001
44,012
3, 501

32, 904
49, 793
,866

51,3fi2
2, 997

225, 405

188,314

162,020

29, 437
2, 426

24, 681
1,721

23, 985
1,550

I

165,970 !

29,142 I
2,302 |

TER&A COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value

short tons.
thous. of dol.

934
113

1, 630
122

964
83

1,382
84

515
50

1,090

967
80

934
80

35, 643 28,817
363, 347 370,116

25, 795
363, 291

23,111
353,774

539
41

1,440
133 !

TILE
Hollow building tile:*
Shipments
Stocks

short tons.
short tons.

39, 383
388, 972

37,513
385, 898

44,272
38, 068 35,139
378, 533 369, 641 367,166

29, 931 «38,498
350,710 '346,785

° Revised.
* New series. Earlier data not published on illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 (except production and percent of capacity); for earlier data see p. 20 of the June
1933 issue, face brick, machine production. Series on common and vitrified paving brick and tile beginning January 1934 were shown on p. 20 of the June 1935 issue. For
earlier data on gypsum see p. 20 of the January 1933 issue.
t Adjusted for degrading and year end physical inventories.
f Data on plate glass represent the total output of the industry. Complete figures for the months of 1932 were shown on p. 52 of the March 1933 issue, and for 1933 on
p. 52 of the March 1934 issue.
# Series on glass containers are not comparable for 1934 and earlier years due to increase of number of firms reporting to 44. Shipments of the 44 firms for the year of
1933 amounted to 33,056,706 compared with 23,511,963 for the 30 firms reporting a year ago. Comparable statistics on shipments for the companies, now reporting by years,
from 1928 to date were as follows (in gross): 1928, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,896; 1930, 31,905,933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949; and 1933, 33,048,747. Data are not available for
this period on production and stocks, nor are monthly figures on shipments available. It may be noted from the trend of these data that the monthly figures prior to 1934
had a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series. Data beginning January 1934 revised see p. 52 of the May 1935 issue.

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1934

1935
July

September 1935

July

August

1935

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May

April

June

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, red, N. Y.
dol. per thous.Shipments*
thous of brick
Stocks*
thous of brick
Face brick (average per plant):
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production (machine)*
thous. of brick-Shipments
thous. of brick-Stocks, end of month!
thous. of brick. .
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick. _
Production
thous. of brick-Shipments by raiL—
__thous. of brick-Shipments by truck
thous. of brick
Stocks, end of month
-thous. of brick. _
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments*
thous. of brick
Stocks*
_
thous. of brick. _

9.63
»83, 076
343, 554

9.50
88, 548
339, 564

367
177
229
2,133

381
293
255
2,107

342
310
284
2,078

925
115
20
414
811

850
345
104
343
346

810
1,821
125
1,754
1,374

600
1,582
206
793
1,860

1, 167
79, 494

1, 338
77, 039

3,307
80, 358

4, 162
87, 241

7, 753
89, 638

1.650
3,202
14.1
2,846
21,847
6,318

1.650
3,053
14.9
2,952
21, 899
6, 348

1. 658
4,299
18.9
4,878
21, 289
6,343

1. 667
6, 1?6
27.9
6, 198
21,219
6,122

1.667
8,222
36.1
7,428
21,991
6,365

1.667
«8, 725
39.6
«7, 632
*23, 033
«6, 741

2,935
49 3
2,679
7,990

2,639
49 9
2,584
8,010

2, 946
51 4
2, 963
7,955

3, 113
54.3
2, 956
8,060

3, 401
59.3
3,245
8,141

3,295
59.8
3, 276
8,115

10.50
61 101
420 716

10.50
68 083
422, 641

10.50
62, 405
417, 025

10.50
77, 698
412, 589

10.50
64, 508
419, 833

10.50
48 188
412, 449

10.50
38, 281
400, 529

10.44
38, 291
387, 462

337
350
313
2,107

503
179
181
2,300

405
131
208
2,333

369
158
172
2,292

351
203
217
2,217

322
218
143
2,303

233
120
115
2,306

254
64
64
2,310

258
71
97
2,318

289
95
138
2,282

1,150
2,077
213
1,901
1,877

155
1,219
45
848
1,351

148
1,137
45
1, 045
1,959

140
1,164
42
1,121
2,091

175
920
83
889
1,877

850
1,651
552
1,105
2,715

140
199
32
531
1,561

100
175
0
350
1,317

100
155
13
266
1,363

9,960
78, 047

10, 339
77, 396

8,773
77, 701

6,831
77, 416

4,993
76, 156

1, 806
77, 866

1,601
79,711

1.650
8, 144
35.7
7,898
21, 852
6,588

1.650
7,842
34.5
8,249
21, 424
6, 332

1.650
7,680
34.8
7,388
21, 734
5,975

1.650
6,675
29.3
8, 439
19, 972
6,055

1.650
5,779
26.2
5, 674
20, 078
6,213

1.650
4,447
19.5
3, 104
21, 460
6,137

3, 115
56 5
2,991
7,616

3, 169
53 2
3, 083
7,666

2,859
54 0
3, 260
7,231

3,132
52 6
3,106
7,210

2,855
51 8
2, 537
7,481

2,922
53 0
2,430
7,871

9.40

10.00
10.00
60, 987 a 76, 646
363, 458 °341, 477

a

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbl._
Production
thous of bbl
Percent of capacity
Shipments
.
thous. of bbl__
Stocks, finished, end of month .thous. of bbl._
Stocks, clinker, end of month. thous. of bbl._

1.667
8 0^1
35.7
7,813
23, 291
6, 845

GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers: #
3, 579
Production
thous. of gross
62.4
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of gross. . 3, 455
8,183
Stocks, end of month
thous of °ross
Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
1,743
New and contract
number of turns. _
Unfilled, end of month
number of turns. . 2,828
1,555
Production
number of turns
Shipments:
1, 567
Total
.number of turns
61.0
Percent of full operation
_
Stocks, end of month
number of turns. . 5,053
Plate glass, polished, production t
thous. of sq. ft.. 13, 909

1,453

1,423

1,411

2,184

1,990

1,681

1,774

1,850

2,115

2,020

1,965

1,919

2,205
1 062

2,216
1 453

2,235
1, 188

2,540
1 844

2,456
2 022

2,305
1 877

2, 252
1 638

2, 356
1 774

2,611
1 902

2, 608
2,065

2,623
2,022

2,751
1,829

], 105
43.1
4,610

1,390
49.9
4,649

1,427
55.6
4,457

1,880
73.3
4,432

1,999
77.9
4,475

1,851
72.1
4,525

1,691
65.9
4,487

1,685
65.6
4,624

1,791
69.8
4,795

1, 920
74.8
4,945

1,927
75. 1
5, 097

1,814
70.7
5,119

7,242

7,450

6, 738

7,512

6,587

8,390

13, 365

13, 723

16, 532

16, 999

14,582

13, 163

GYPSUM*
Crude (quarterly):
Imports
short tons
Production
short tons
Shipments (uncalcined)
short tons
Calcined (quarterly):
Production
short tons
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board plaster (and lath) thous ofsq ft
Board, wall
thous. ofsq. ft._
Cement, Keenes..
short tons
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded, gaging, finish, etc
short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing plants, etc
short tons
Tile, partition
thous of sq ft

88 408
450 364
145, 404

101 805
334 318
99, 956

10 730
292, 406
84, 853

257, 048

234, 735

233, 852

32 601
44,612
3,501

32 904
49[ 793
2,866

29 937
51,362
2,997

188, 314

162, 020

165, 970

24, 681
1 721

23, 985
1 550

29, 142
2,302

!_

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value

_ _

short tons
thous. of dol_.

836
104

964
83

1 382
84

515
50

761
65

539
41

1,090
82

967
80

934
80

795
66

37,513
385 898

44, 272
378 533

38, 068
369 641

38, 139
367, 166

35, 643
363 347

28, 817
370, 116

25, 795
363, 291

23, 111
353, 774

29, 931
350,710

1,440
133

791
93

934
113

38, 498 «43, 069
346, 785 "341,432

42, 360
333, 937

TILE
Hollow building tile:*
Shipments
..
Stocks
"

short tons
short tons

0
Revised.
* New series. Earlier data not published on illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 (except production and percent of capacity); for earlier data see p. 20 of the June
1933 issue, face brick, machine production. Series on common and vitrified paving brick and tile beginning January 1934 were shown on p. 20 of the June 1935 issue. For
earlier data on gypsuin see p. 20 of the January 1933 issue.
t Adjusted for degrading and year end physical inventories.
f Data on plate glass represent the total output of the industry. Complete figures for the months of 1932 were shown on p. 52 of the March 1933 issue, and for 1933 on
p. 52 of the March 1934 issue.
# Series on glass containers are not comparable for 1934 and earlier years due to increase of number of firms reporting to 44. Shipments of the 44 firms for the year of
1933 amounted to 33,056,706, compared with 23,511,963 for the 30 firms reporting a year ago. Comparable statistics on shipments for the companies, now reporting by years,
from 1928 to date were as follows (in gross): 1928, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,896; 1930, 31,905,933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949; and 1933, 33,048,747. Data are not available for
this period on production and stocks, nor are monthly figures on shipments available. It may be noted from the trend of these data that the monthly figures prior to 1934
had a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series. Data beginning January 1934 revised, see p. 52 of the May 1935 issue.

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in the 1932 Annual Supplement to the Survey

1934

1935
August

August

October 1935
1935

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ary

March

April

May

June

July

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
'

BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, red, N. Y.
dol. per thous__
Shipments*
_ thous. of brick..
Stocks*
thous of brick
Face brick (average per plant):
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick
Production (machine)* thous. of brick. .
Shipments
thous of brick
Stocks, end of montht
thous of brick
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production
.
thous of brick
Shipments by rail..
thous. of brick..
Shipments by truck
.thous. of brick-Stocks, end of month
thous. of brick..
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments*
_
thous. of brick
Stocks*
thous of brick

9.44

1,012
1,974
144
1,873
1,921

10.50
68, 083
422, 641

10.50
62, 405
417,025

10.50
77, 698
412, 589

. 10.50
64, 508
419, 833

10.50
48,188
412, 449

10.50
38, 281
400, 529

10.44
38, 291
387 462

10.00
60, 987
362 458

10.00
76, 646
341 477

405
131
208
2,333

369
158
172
2,292

351
203
217
2,217

322
218
143
2,303

233
120
115
2,306

254
64
64
2, 310

258
71
97
2,318

2S9
95
138
2,282

367
177
229
2, 133

381
293
255
2,107

342
310
284
2, 078

337
350
313
2, 107

148
1,137
45
1,045
1,959

140
1,164
42
1,121
2,091

175
920
83
889
1,877

850
1,651
552
1,105
2,715

140
199
32
531
1, 561

100
175
0
350
1,317

100
155
13
266
1,363

925
115
20
414
811

850
345
104
343
346

810
1 821
125
1,754
1,374

600
1,582
206
793
1.860

1,150
2, 077
213
1,901
1, 877

10, 339
77, 396

8,773
77, 701

6,831
77, 416

4,993
76, 156

1,806
77, 866

1,601
79,711

1, 167
79 494

1,338
77 039

3,307
80 358

4, 162
87 241

7, 753
89, 638

3 2, 5tf5
SO, 236

1. 650
7,842
34.5
8,249
21, 424
6,332

1.650
7,680
34.8
7,388
21, 734
5,975

1.650
6,675
29.3
8,439
19, 972
6,055

1.650
5,779
26.2
5,674
20,078
6,213

1.650
4,447
19.5
3,104
21, 460
6,137

1.650
3,202
14. 1
2,846
21, 847
6,318

1.650
3,053
14 9
2,952
21, 899
6, 348

1. 658
4,299
18 9
4,878
21, 289
6,343

1.667
6,136
27 9
6,198
21,219
6,122

1.667
8,222
36 1
7,428
21,991
6, 365

1.667
8,725
39.6
7, 632
23, 083
6,741

1. 667
8, 021
35. 7
7,813
3
23,
287
a
6, 849

3,169
53.2
3,083
7,666

2,859
54.0
3,260
7,231

3,132
52.6
3,106
7,210

2,855
51.8
2,537
7,481

2,922
53.0
2,430
7,871

2,935
49.3
2,679
7,990

2,639
49.9
2,584
8,010

2,946
51 4
2,963
7,955

3,113
54.3
2, 956
8,060

3,401
59 3
3,245
8, 141

3, 295
59.8
3,276
8,115

1,423

1,411

2,184

1,990

1,681

1,774

1,850

2,115

2,020

1,965

1,919

1, 743

2,216
1,453

2,235
1, 188

2,540
1,844

2,456
2,022

2, 305
1,877

2,252
1,638

2,356
1 774

2,61.1
1 902

2,608
2,065

2,623
2 022

2, 751
1,829

2, 828
1, 555

1,390
49.9
4,649

1,427
55.6
4,457

1,880
73.3
4,432

1,999
77.9
4,475

1,851
72.1
4,525

1,691
65.9
4,487

1,685
65.6
4,624

1,791
69.8
4,795

1,920
74.8
4,945

1,927
75.1
5, 097

1,814
70.7
6, 110

1.567
61. 0
5, 053

7,450

6,738

7,512

6,587

8,390

13, 365

13, 723

16, 532

16, 999

14, 582

13, IPtf

13, 909

9.63
9. 50
83, 076 • 88, 324
343 554 °341 315

9.40
93, 632
365 902

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbl__
Production
thous. of bbl._
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of bbl__
Stocks, finished, end of month. thous. of bbL.
Stocks, clinker, end of month. thous. of bbl__

1.667
7, 235
31.8
8, 105
22,418
6,755

GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers: #
3,825
Production... .
thous, of gross
64.2
Percent of capacity
Shipments.
_ thous. of gross . 3,735
8,239
Stocks, end of month..
thous. of gross _
Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
1, 865
New and contract
number of turns...
Unfilled, end of month
number of turns. . 2, 757
1, 591
Production
number of turns
Shipments:
1,920
Total
number of turns
74.8
Percent of full operation
Stocks, end of month
number of turns. . 4,787
Plate glass, polished, production f
thous. of sq. ft.. 14, 526

3, 579
62. 4
3, 455
S.I S3

GYPSUM*
Crude (quarterly):
Imports
. .
short tons
Production
short tons
Shipments (uncalcined)
short tons
Calcined (quarterly):
Production
short tons
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board plaster (and lath) thous of sq ft
Board, wall
thous. of sq. ft_.
Cement Keenes
short tons
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded, gauging, finish, etc
short tons
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing plants, etc
short tons
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft

88, 408
450, 364
145, 404

101,805
334 318
99, 956

10, 730
292 406
84 853

102, 302
523, 238
188, 458

257, 048

234, 735

233 852

388, 440

32 601
44, 612
3 501

32 904
49, 793
2 866

29 937
51, 362
2 997

50, 284
73, 900
4,724

188, 314

162, 020

165, 970

272, 202

24, 681
1,721

23, 985
1,550

29, 142
2 302

36, 668
2,211

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value

short tons. .
thous. of dol

581
76

1, 382
84

515
50

761
65

539
41

1,090
82

967
80

934
80

795
66

1,440
133

44, 272
378, 533

38, 068
369, 641

38, 139
367, 166

35,643
363, 347

28, 817
370 116

25, 795
363, 291

23, 111
353 774

29,931
350,710

38, 498
346, 785

934
113

836
104

43, 069 0 42, 336
341 432 "334, 369

43, 466
334 884

791
93

TILE
Hollow building tile:*
Shipments
Stocks

short tons
short ton^

« Revised.
* New series. Earlier data not published on illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 (except production and percent of capacity); for earlier data see p. 20 of the June
1933 issue, face brick, machine production. Series on common and vitrified paving brick and tile beginning January 1934 were shown on p. 20 of the June 1935 issue. For
earlier data on gypsum see p. 20 of the January 1933 issue.
t Adjusted for degrading and year end physical inventories.
t Data on plate glass represent the total output of the industry. Complete figures for the months of 1932 were shown on p. 52 of the March 1933 issue, and for 1933 on
p. 52 of the March 1934 issue.
# Series on glass containers are not comparable for 1934, 1935, and earlier years due to increase of number of firms reporting to 44. Shipments of the 44 firms for the year
of 1933 amounted to 33,056,706, compared with 23,511,963 for the 30 firms reporting for the same year. Comparable statistics on shipments for the companies, now reporting
by years, from 1928 to 1933, inclusive, were as follows (in gross): 192S, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,896; 1930, 31,905,933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949; and 1933, 33,048,747. Data
are not available for this period on production and stocks, nor are monthly figures on shipments available. It may be noted from the trend of these data that the monthly
figures prior to 1934 had a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series. Data for 1934 revised, see p. 52 of the May 1935 issne .

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BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, red, N. Y.
dol. per thous. _
Shipments*
thous of brick
Stocks*
thous of brick
Face brick (average per plant):
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous of brick.Production (machine)*
thous. of brick-Shipments
thous of brick
Stocks, end of monthj
tbous of brick
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick- .
Production
.
thous of brick
Shipments by raiL.
thous. of brick
Shipments by truck
.thous. of brick _
Stocks, end of month
thous. of brick-Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments*
tlious of brick
Stocks*
thous of brick

9.50

720
2 396
44
1,891
2,202

10.50
62 405
417 025

10.50
77 698
412 589

10. 50
64 508
419 833

10.50
48 188
412 449

10. 50
38 281
400 529

10.44
38 291
387 462

10.00
60 987
362 458

10.00
76 646
341, 477

9.63
83 076
343 554

9.50
88 324
341 315

369
158
172
2,292

351
203
217
2, 2J7

322
218
143
2,303

233
120
115
2, 306

254
64
64
2,310

258
71
97
9,318

289
95
138
2,282

367
177
229
2,133

381
293
255
2, 107

342
310
284
2,078

337
350
313
2, 107

140
1. 164
42
1, 12J
2, 091

175
920
83
889
1,877

850
] 651
552
1, 105
2,715

140
199
32
531
1,561

100
175
0
350
1,317

100
355
13
266
1,363

925
115
20
414
811

850
345
104
343
346

810
1,821
125
1,754
1,374

600
1,582
206
793
1,860

1,150
2 077
213
1,901
1,877

1,012
1 974
144
1,873
1,921

8,773
77, 701

6, 831
77,436

4 993
76, 158

1,806
77, 866

1,601
79,711

1 167
79, 494

1 338
77, 039

3,307
80, 358

4, 162
87, 241

7,753
89, 638

12, 565
86, 236

9, 151
80, 477

1. 650
7,680
34.8
7, 388
21, 734
5,975

1. 650
6,675
29 3
8, 439
19, 972
6,055

1.650
5, 779
26 2
5,674
20, 078
6,213

1. 650
4,447
19 5
3, 104
21, 460
6,137

1.650
3, 202
14 1
2,846
21, 847
6,318

1.650
3,053
14 9
2, 952
21, 899
6,348

1. 658
4,299
18 9
4,878
21, 289
6, 343

1.667
6, 136
27 9
6,198
21,219
6,122

1.667
8,222
36 1
7,428
21,991
6,365

1.667
8,725
39 6
7,632
23, 083
6,741

1.667
8,021
35 7
7, 813
23, 287
6, 849

1.667
7,235
31 8
8,105
« 22, 415
a
6, 779

2, 859
54. 0
3, 260
7, *>31

3,132
52. 6
3, 106
7 210

2,855
51 8
2, 537
7 431

2,922
53 0
2, 430
7 871

2,935
49 3
2, 679
7 Q<)0

2, 639
49 9
2, 584
8 010

2,948
51 4
2,963
7 955

3, 113
54.3
2, 956
8,060

3,401
59 3
3, 245
8 141

3,295
59.8
3,276
8, 115

3,579
62.4
3, 455
8, 183

3, 825
64 2
3, 735
8,239

9.40
o 93 ^08
365 481

a

9.44
95 871
381 865

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbl_.
Production _
. thous. of bbl
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of bbL.
Stocks, finished, end of month _ thous. of bbl._
Stocks, clinker, end of month. thous. of bbL_

1.G67
7, 173
32 6
7, 799
21, 789
6,322

GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers: #
3, 107
Production
thous. of gross..
,58. 7
Percent of capacity
3,701
Shipments
thous. of gross. _
7, 576
Stocks, end of month
thous of groQ5?
Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
2,440
New and contract- .-.--number of turns ..
Unfilled, end of month
number of turns..
2,306
2,013
Production
number of turns..
Shipments:
2,088
Total
- number of turns
87.4
Percent of full operation
Stocks, end of month
number of turns. . 3,358
Plate glass, polished, production f
thous. of sq. ft._ 14, 404

1,411

2, 184

1,990

1,681

1, 774

1,850

2, 115

2,020

1,965

1,919

1,743

1,865

2, 235
1,188

2. 540
1, S44

2, 456
2,022

2,305
1,877

2, 252
1,638

2, 356
1,774

2,611
1,902

2,608
2, 065

2,623
2, 022

2,751
1, 829

2, 828
1,555

2, 757
1,591

1,427
55. 6
4,457

1,«SO
73.3
4,432

1, 999
77 9
4,475

1,851
72. 1
4, 525

1,691
65 9
4,487

1 685
65 6
4,624

1 791
6^ 8
4, 795

1,920
74.8
4,945

1, 927
75. 1
5, 097

1, 814
70.7
5,119

1,567
61.0
5,053

1,920
74.8
4, 787

6,738

7,512

6,587

8, 390

13, 365

13, 723

16, 532

16, 999

14, 582

13, 163

13, 909

14, 526

836
104

581
76

42, 336 0 43, 196
334, 369 °335, 114

46, 336
340, 857

GYPSUM*
Crude (quarterly):
Imports
short tons
Production
short tons
Shipments (unoalcined)
short tons
Calcined (quarterly):
Production
short tons
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board plaster (and lath) thous ofsQ ft
Board, wall
thous. of sq. f t _ _
Cement, Keenes
short tons
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded, gauging, finish, etc
short tons
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing plants, etc
short tons._
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft

88, 408
450 304
145, 404

101 805
334 318
99 956

10 730
902 406
84* 853

102, 302
523, 238
188, 458

257, 048

234 735

233 852

388, 440

32 601
44, 612
3, 501

39 904
40| 793
2 866

29 937
51, 362
2 997

56, 284
73, 990
4,724

188,314

162 020

165 970

272, 202

24, 681
1,721

23, 985
1 550

29, 142
2 302

36, 668
2,211

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value

short tons..
thous. of dol

713
91

515
50

761
65

539
41

1,090
82

967
80

934
80

795
66

1,440
133

791
93

38, 068
369, 641

38, 139
367, 165

35, 643
363, 347

28, 817
370, 116

25 795
363, 291

23 111
353. 774

29 931
350,710

38. 498
346, 785

43, 089
341, 432

934
113

TILE
Hollow building tile:*
Shipments _
Stocks

short tons
.short tons -

a
Revised.
* New series. Earlier data not published on illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 (except production and percent of capacity); for earlier data see p. 20 of the June
1933 issue, face brick, machine production. Series on common and vitrified paving brick and tile beginning January 1934 were shown on p. 20 of the June 1935 issue. For
earlier data on gypsum see p. 20 of the January 1933 issue.
J Adjusted for degrading and year-end physical inventories.
t Data on plate glass represent the total output of the industry. Complete figures for the months of 1932 were shown on p. 52 of the March 1933 issue, and for 1933 on
p. 52 of the March 1934 issue.
# Series on glass containers are not comparable for 1934, 1935, and earlier years due to increase of number of firms reporting to 44. Shipments of the 44 firms for the year
of 1933 amounted to 33,056,706, compared with 23,511,963 for the 30 firms reporting for the same year. Comparable statistics on shipments for the companies, now reporting
by years, from 1928 to 1933, inclusive, were as follows (in gross): 1928, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,890; 1930, 31,905.933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949; and 1933, 33,048,747. Data
are not available for this period on production and stocks, nor are monthly figures on shipments available. It may be noted from the trend of these data that the monthly
figures prior to 1934 had a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series. Data for 1934 revised, see p. 52 of the May 1935 issue.

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Monthly statistics through December 1931, 1935
together with explanatory footnotes and references to the sources of the data, may be found
NovemDecem- January Februin the 1932 Annual Supplement to the Survey October October
ber
ber
ary

December 1935
1935

March

April

July

September

May

June

10.00
76.646
341,477

9.63
83,076
343,554

9.50
88, 324
341,315

367
177
229
2,133

381
293
255
2,107

342
310
284
2,078

337
350
313
2,107

322
320
300
!, 126

291
351
277
2,168

850
345
104
343
346

810
1,821
125
1, 754
1,374

600
1, 582
206
793
1,860

1,150
2,077
213
1,901
1,877 j

1,012
1,974
144
1,873
1,921

720
2, 396
44
1, 894
2, 202

August

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, red, N . Y.
dol. per thous._
Shipments*
_
thous. of brick..
Stocks*.
thous. of brick..
Face brick (average per plant):
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous of brick-.
Production (machine)*
thous of brick..
Shipments
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of monthj
thous. of brick..
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production
._.
thous. of brick._
Shipments by rail
thous of brick..
Shipments by truck
..thous of brick..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of brick..
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments*.
..thous. of brick..
Stocks*
thous. of brick..

9.50

390
2,115
129
1,927
2,164

10.44
10.00
10.50
38, 291 60,987
38,281
400, 529 387,462 362,458

10.50
77,698
412,589

10.50
64,508
419,833

10.50
48, 188
412,449

351
203
217
2,217

322
218
143
2,303

233
120
115
2,306

254
64
64
2,310

258
71
97
2,318

175
920
83
889
1,877

850
1, 651
552
1,105
2,715 |

140
199
32
531
1,561

100
175
0
350
1,317

100
155
13
266
1,363

6,831
77,416

76,156 |

1,806
77,866

1,601
79,711

1,167
79,494

1,338
77,039

3,307
80,358

4,162
87, 241

7, 753
89,638

12, 565
86, 236

« 9,173
81,447

5,115
81,344

1.650
6,675
29.3
8,439
19, 972
6,055

1.650
5, 779
26.2
5,674
20,078
6, 213

1.650
4,447
19. 5
3,104
21, 460
6,166

1.650
3, 202
14. 1
2,846
21, 847
6,318

1.650
3,053
14.9
2,952
21, 899
6,348

1. 658
4,299
18.9
4,878
21, 289
6,343

1. 667
6, 136
27 9
6. 198
21.219
6,122

1.667
8,222
36. 1
7, 428
21,991
6,365

1. 667
8,725
39.6
7, 632
23, 083
6,741

1.667
8,021
35.7
7,813
23. 287

1.667
7,235
31.8
8,105
22,415
6, 779

1.667
7,173
32.6
7, 799
J
21, 783
"6.368

2,855
51.8
2, 537
7,481

2,922
53.0
2, 430
7,871

2,935
2,639
49.3 j 49.9
2,679 I 2, 584
8,010
7,990

2,946
51.4
2, 963
7,955

3,113
54.3
2. 956
8.060

3,401
59.3
3, 245
8,141

3, 295
59.8
3,276
8,115

3, 579
62.4
3, 455
8,183

2,184

1,990

1.681

1,774 i

2,540
1,844

2, 456
2, 022

1,880
73 3
4,432

1,999
77.9
4,475

2,305 | 2,252
1.877 1 1,638
1,851 I 1,691
65. 9
72. 1
4,487
4, 525

7,512

6, 5S7

8, 390

4,993 I

289
95
138
2,282
925
115
20 i
414 I
811

9.40
9.44
93,608 a 95, 940
365,481 »381, 532

9.50
90, 602
394,917

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbL.
Production
.
thous. of bbl_.
Percent of capacity
Shipments., .
thous. ofbbL.
Stocks, finished, end of month, thous. of bbl_.
Stocks, clinker, end of month.thous. of bbl._

1.667
7, 510
33.1
8,794
20, 498
5, 890

GLASSWARE, E T C .
Glass con tamers :#
Production
....thous. of gross--| 3,003
GO. 5
Percent of capacity
3, 557
Shipments
thous. of gross Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross..
IlluminatiiiK glassware:*
Orders:
2,485
New and contract
number of turns..
Unfilled, end of month
,
number of turns. . | 2,680
•Production
number of turns., j 2,705
Shipments:
I
2,584
Total
number of turns..
100.7
Percent of full operation. . _.
3,450
Stocks, end of month, number of turns-.
Plate glass, polished, production f
thous. of sq. ft . 16, 593

i
3,132 I
52.6 I
3, 106
7,210

13, 365

1,850 i 2,115

2,020

1,965 |

2, 356
1,774
1, 685
65.6
4,624

2,611
1,902

2, 608
2,065

2,623 j 2,751
2,022 j 1,829

1,791
69.8
4,795

1,920
1,927
74 8
75. 1
4,945 j 5,097

13,273

10, 532

1G, 999

GYPSUM*
Crude (quarterly):
Iinports
... .short tons .
Production
short tons
Shipments (uncalcined)
-..short tons
Calcined (quarterly):
Production
.
short tons..
CalcintHi products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board, plaster (and lath).thous. of SQ ft.
Board, walL
thous. of ^ ft..
Cement. Keenes
short tons
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging, finish, etc
.short tons
For pottery, terra cotta. plate glass, mixing: plants, etc
short tons..
Tile, partition..
. . . thous. of sq. ft..

1,919 1,743 1 1,865

1.814
70.7
5.119 j

14,582 j 13, 163
!

101,805
334,318
99, 956

10, 730
292, 408
84, 853

102,302 !
523,238 j.
188.458 I-

234,735

233,852

388,440 |-

I 32,904
49, 793
2,866

29, 937
51,362
2,997

50,284
73,990 !
4,724 i

162,020

165,070

23,985
1,560

29, M2
2, 302

272,202

. ..

825 i
4.2 I
735
239 |

3,107
58.7
3, 701
7, 576
2, 446

2, 828
1, 555

2, 306
2,013

1, 567
61.0
5,053

2,088
81.4
3, 358

13,909

526

1 i, 404

;

36,668 i
i 2,211

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value

. _.

short tons.
.thous. of dol-

1, 027
124

539 !

1,090

9G7
80

934
80

66

28,817 i 25,795
33,139 35, 043
367,166 I 363,347 j 370,116 j 363,291

23, 111
353,774

29,931
350,710

1, 440
133 !

791
93

934
113

713

836
104

TILE
Hollow building tile:*
Shipments
Stocks

...

short tons.
short tons.

38, 498 i 43,069 j 42, 336 | 43,196
346,785 341,432 I 334,369 j 335,114

a
47, 223
'341,833

4.".. 705
341, 374

a
Revised.
• N e w series. Earlier d a t a n o t published on i l l u m i n a t i n g glassware prior t o J u l y 1932 (except production a n d percent of c a p a c i t y ) ; for earlier d a t a see p 20 of t h e J u n e
1933 is^ue, face brick, machine production
Series on c o m m o n a n d vitrified paving brick a n d tile beginning J a n u a r y 1934 were "shown on p . 20 of t h e J u n e 1935 issue. F o r
earlier d a t a on g y p s u m see p 20 of t h e J a n u a r y 1933 issue.
t Adjusted for d e g r n d i a e and year end physical inventories.
t D - . n on plain elass represent t h e to'al o u t p u t of t h e i n d u s t r y
C o m p i l e figures for t h e m o n t h ? of 1932 were sh u r n on p . 52 of t h e M a r c h 1933 issue, a n d for 1933 on
p. 52 of t h e M a r c h 1931 issue
# S'Ti*-' '.n .a "-> .* »nt Mi^rs are not r o m p >r IMC f or ! r 'M, 193.", ^n r l • i r !i- r yo^rs <iue to in^icM^;- of nin i i :,fr o f f-rms repor in;: to 44. S h i p m e n t s of the 44 firms for the year
of 1933 i m >>!••>''-- ; to 3:>.nV).706, eonsr) r c l witn J 3 , " | i,')"1-.; Vr uu» 30 firms report m e for the s-rn" yi j -r C o m r 1 r <}>\v -tt-i'W.'r-*-- on s h i p m e n t s for the companies, now reporting
b y yo-irs fr.mi •02s »o JTiS, uii-lusiv* , wore as fallow* i.'.i - r r . ^ l*f>', ".l.r'W.ni',; Ht;", -W.^.V') •'; 1 Si >(\ 31,W\R,.i'.i3: i'X)\, 31.-1-V'>, 1932, 26,947,949; a n d 1933, 33,048,717
Data
are not i v . i l iMe for this period on production and stor-.-s. nor ar^ m o n t h l y f'f.ruie« on shiMint>n;s nv ;1VIMP. It m a y be noted from the trend of these datn that t h e m o n t h l y
figures prior to 1934 h a d a d o w n w a r d bias. Basis of e - t m u i n i , ' d p u ' i t y was oh nvied m c o m p t n n ^ ihe new scries. D a t a for 1U34 revised, see p . 52 of t h e M a y 1935 issue.

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1934
Monthly statistics through December 1931, 1935
together with explanatory footnotes and references to the sources of the data, may be found Novem- Novem- DecemJanuary Februin the 1932 Annual Supplement to the Survey
ber
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ary

January 1936
1935

March

April

May

June

July

August SeptemOctober
ber

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, red, N . Y.
dol. per thous._
Shipments*
_
thous. of brick..
Stocks*
thous. of brick.Face brick (average per plant):
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production (machine)*
thous. of brick..
Shipments
thous. of brick_.
Stocks, end of month J
thous. of brick..
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production
thous. of brick..
Shipments by rail
thous. of brick..
Shipments by truck
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of brick..
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments*
..thous. of brick..
Stocks*
.._
.thous. of brick..

10.50
64,508
419,833

10.50
48,188
412,449

10.50
38,281
400,529

322
218
143
2,303

233
120
115
2,306

254
64
64
2,3.10

258
71
97
2,318

850
1,651
552
1,105
2,715

140
199
32
531
1,561

100
175
0
350
1,317

4,993
76,156

1,806
77,866

1.667
7,086
32.2
5,976
21,611
5,620

1.650
5,779
26.2
5,674
20,078
6,213

3,275
59.4
2,940
7,836

2,855
51.8
2,537
7,481

9.50

400
1,399
83
1,280
2,185

10.44
10.00
38,291 60,987
387,462 362,458

10.00
76,646
341,477

9.63
83,076
343,554

289
95
138
2,282

367
177
229
2,133

381
293
255
2,107

342
310
284
2,078

100
155
13
266
1,363

925
115
20
414
811

850
345
104
343
346

810
1,821
125
1,754
1,374

1,601
79,711

1,167
79,494

1,338
77,039

3,307
80,358

1.650
4,447
19.5
3,104
21, 460
6,166

1.650
3,202
14.1
2,846
21,847
6,318

1.650
3,053
14.9
2,952
21,899
6,348

1.658
4,299
18.9
4,878
21, 289
6,343

2,922
53.0
2,430
7,871

2,935
49.3
2,679
7,990

2,639
49.9
2,584
8,010

9.50
9.40
88,324 93,608
341,315 365,481

9.44
95,940
381, 532

9.50
"91,127
'394, 988

337
350
313
2,107

322
320
300
2,126

291
351
277
2,168

600
1,582
206
793
1,860

1,150
2,077
213
1,901
1,877

1,012
1,974
144
1,873
1,921

720
2,396
44
1,894
2,202

4,162
87,241

7,753
89,638

12,565
86,236

9,173
81,447

5,115
81, 344

1.667
6,136
27.9
6,198
21,219
6,122

1.667
8,222
36.1
7,428
21,991
6,365

1.667
8,725
39.6
7,632
23,083
6,741

1.667
8,021
35.7
7,813
23,287
6,849

1.667
7,235
31.8
8.105
22, 415
6,779

1.667
7,173
32.6
7,799
21, 783
6,368

2,946
51.4
2,963
7,955

3,113
54.3
2,956
8,060

3,401
59.3
3,245
8,141

3,295
59.8
3,276
8,115

3,679
62.4
3,455
8,183

3,825
64.2
3,735
8,239

3,107
58.7
3,701
7,576

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbl..
Production
_.thous. of bbL.
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous of bbL.
Stocks, finished, end of month.thous. of bbL.
Stocks, clinker, end of month .thous. of bbL.
GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers:#
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity...
Shipments
..thous. of gross..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross..
Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns..
Unfilled, end of month
number of turns..
Production.
number of turns..
Shipments:
Total
number of turns..
Percent of full operation..
Stocks, end of month
number of turns..
Plate glass, polished, production f
thous. of sq. ft..

2,416

1,990

1,681

1,774

1,850

2,115

2,020

1,965

1,919

1,743

1,865

2,446

2,730
2,672

2,456
2,022

2,252
1,638

2,608
2,065

2,623
2,022

2,751
1,829

2,828
1,555

2,757
1,591

2,306
2,013

1,999
77.9
4,475

1,691
65.9
4,487

2,356
1,774
1,685
65.6
4,624

2,611
1,902

2,339
91.1
3,618

2,305
1,877
1,851
72.1
4,525

1,791
69.8
4,795

1,920
74.8
4,945

1,927
75.1
5,097

1,814
70.7
5,119

1,567
61.0
5,053

1,920
74.8
4,787

2,088
81.4
3,358

15,909

6,587

8,390

13,365

13,723

16,532

16,999

14,582

13,163

13,909

14, 526

14, 404

GYPSUM*
Crude (quarterly):
Imports*
short tons_.
Production
short tons..
Shipments (uncalcined)
.short tons.
Calcined (quarterly):
Production
short tons.
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board, plaster (and lath) .thous. of sq. ftBoard, wall
thous. of sq. ft-.
Cement, Keenes
short tons.
Plasters, neat, woodfiber,sanded, gauging, finish, etc
short tons.
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing plants, etc
short tons.
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft-

101,805
334,318
99,956

10,730
292,406
84,853

102,302
523,238
188,458

153,704
566, 719
161, 786

234,735

233,852

388,440

416, 709

32, 904
49,793
2,866

29,937
51,362
2,997

56,284
73,990
4,724

72, 957
62, 250
5,642

162,020

165,970

272,202

293,984

23,985
1,550

29,142
2,302

2,211

35, 892
2,420

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value

short tons.
..thous. of doL

1,364
149

539
41

1,090
82

967
80

934
80

795
66

1,440
133

791

934
113

836
104

581
76

713
91

35,643
363,347

28,817
370,116

25,795
363,291

23,111
353,774

29,931
350,710

38,498
346,785

43,069
341,432

42,336
334,369

43,196
335,114

47, 223
341,833

° 45, 575
•341,509

TILE
Hollow building tile:*
Shipments
Stocks

short tons.
short tons.

° Revised.
• New series. Earlier data not published on illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 (except production and percent of capacity); for earlier data see p. 20 of the June
'
Series on common and vitrified paving brick and tile beginning January 1934 were shown on p. 20 of the June 1935 issue. For
1933 issue, face brick, machine production.
earlier data on gypsum see p. 20 of the January 1933 issue.
X Adjusted for degrading and year-end physical inventories.
t Data on plate glass represent the total output of the industry. Complete figures for the months of 1932 were shown on p. 52 of the March 1933 issue, and for 1933 on
p. 52 of the March 1934 issue.
# Series on glass containers are not comparable for 1934, 1935, and earlier years due to increase of number of firms reporting to 44. Shipments of the 44 firms for the year
of 1933 amounted to 33,056,706, compared with 23,511,963 for the 30 firms reporting for the same year. Comparable statistics on shipments for the companies, now reporting
by years, from 1928 to 1933, inclusive, were as follows (in gross): 1928, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,896; 1930, 31,905,933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949; and 1933, 33,048,747. Data
are not available for this period on production and stocks, nor are monthly figures on shipments available. It may be noted from the trend of these data that the monthly
figures prior to 1934 had a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series. Data for 1934 revised, see p. 52 of the May 1935 issue.

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1935
March

April

May

June

July

October NovemAugust September
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STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, red, N. Y.
dol. per thous_
Shipments*
thous. of brickStocks*
thous. of brickFace brick (average per plant):
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brickProduction (machine)*
thous. of brickShipments
thous. of brickStocks, end of month!
thous. of brick.
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick.
Production
thous. of brickShipments by rail
___thous. of brickShipments by truck
thous. of brickStocks, end of month
thous. of brickVitrified paving brick:
Shipments*
thous. of brick.
Stocks*
thous. of brick..

10.50
48,188
412,449

10.50
38,281
400,529

10.44
38,291
387,462

10.00
60,987
362,458

10.00
76,646
341,477

9,63
83,076
343,554

9.60
88,324
341,315

9.40
93,608
365,481

233
120
115
2,306

254
64
64
2,310

258
71
97
2,318

289
95
138
2,282

367
177
229
2,133

381
293
255
2,107

342
310
284
2,078

337
350
313
2,107

322
320
300
2,126

291
351
277
2,168

294
348 !
311
2,223 !

140
199
32
531
1,561

100
175
0
350
1,317

100
155
13
266
1,363

925
115
20
414
811

850
345
104
343
346

810
1,821
125
1,754
1,374

600
1, 582
206
793
1,860

1,150
2,077
213
1,901
1,877

1,012
1,974
144
1,873
1,921

720
2,396
44
1,894
2,202

390
2,115
129
1,927
2,164

1,806
77, 866

1,601
79,711

1,167
79,494

1,338
77,039

3,307
80,358

4,162
87,241

7,753
89, 638

12, 565
86, 236

9,173
81,447

5,115
81, 344

5,454
79, 753

1. 667
5,803
25.6
4,514
22,903
5,363

1. 650
4,447
19.5
3,104
21,452
6,166

1.650
3,202
14.1
2,846
21,785
6,318

1.650
3,053
14.9
° 2, 951
21,899
6,348

1. 658
• 4, 298
18.9
4,878
21, 289
6,343

1.667
6,136
27.9
21,219
6,122

1.667
8,222
36.1
7,428
21,991
6,365

1.667
8,725
39.6
7,632
23, 083
6,741

1.667
8,021
35.7
7,813
23, 287
6,849

1.667
7,235
31.8
8,105
22,415
6,779

1.667
7,173
32.6
7,799
21,783
6,368

1. 667
7,510
33.1
8,794
20,501 !
5,891 i

3,065
55.6
2,540
8,328

2,922
53.0
2,430
7,871

2,935
49.3
2,679
7,990

2,639
49.9
2,584
8,010

2,946
51.4
2,963
7,955

3,113
54.3
2,956
8,060

3,401
59.3
3,245
8,141

3,295
59.8
3,276
8,115

3,579
62.4
3,455
8,183

3,825
64.2
3,735
8,239

3,107
58.7
3,701
7,576

3, G03
60.5 !
3,557
7,575

9.50

1,225
1,274
33
896
2, 451

9.44
9.50
9.50
95,940 91,127 '117,031
381, 532 394,988 '423, 651
354
322
235
2,334

i
|
!
!

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbL.
Production
thous. of bbL.
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous of bbL.
Stocks, finished, end of month.thous. of bbL.
Stocks, clinker, end of month-thous. of bbL.
GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers-^
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
....
Shipments
thous. of gross..
8tocks, end of month
thous. of gross..
Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns..
Unfilled, end of month
number of turns..
Production
number of turns..
Shipments:
Total
..number of turns..
Percent of full operation
.
Stocks, end of month
number of turns..
Plate glass, polished, production f
thous. of sq. ft.

1,817

1,681

1,774

1,850

2,115

2,020

1,965

1,919

1,743

1,865

2,446

2,485

2,477
2,292

2,252
1,638

2,356
1,774

2,611
1,902

2,608
2,065

2,623
2,022

2,751
1,829

2,828
1,555

2,757
1,591

2,306
2,013

2,680
2,705 i

2,067
80.6
3,735

2,305
1,877
1,851
72.1
4,525

1,691
65.9
4,487

1,685
65.6
4,624

1,791
69.8
4,795

1,920
74.8
4,945

1,927
75.1
5,097

1,814
70.7
5,119

1,567
61.0
5,053

1,920
74.8
4,787

2,088
81.4
3,358

2, 584 |
100.7 I
3,450

16,112

8,390

13,365

13,723

16, 532

16,999

14,582

13,163

13,909

14, 526

14, 404

16,593 !

GYPSUM*
Crude (quarterly):
Imports
short tons.
Production..
short tons.
Shipments (uncalcined)
short tons.
Calcined (quarterly):
Production
short tons.
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board, plaster (and lath)-thous. of sq. ft.
Board, wall
thous. of sq. ft.
Cement, Keenes
short tons.
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded, gauging, finish, etc
short tons.
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing plants, etc
short tons.
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft.

101,805
334,318
99,956

10,730
292,406
84,853

102,302
523,238
188,458

153,704
566,719
161,786

234,735

233,852

388,440

416, 709

32,904
49,793
2,866

29,937
51,362
2,997

56,284
73,990
4,724

72, 957
62,250
5,642

162,020

165,970

272, 202

29,142
2,302

36,668
2,211

293,984
j

23,985
1,550

35,892 !
2,420 |

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value

_

short tons.
thous. of dol.

1,509
179

1,090
82

967
80

934
80

795

28,817
370,116

25,795
363,291

23, 111
353,774

29,931
350,710

1,440
133

791

38,498
346,785

43,069
341,432

934
113

104

581
76

713
91

1,027
124

42,336
334,369

43,196
335,114

47,223
341,833

45,575
341,509

55,663
"329,489

TILE
Hollow building tile:*
ShipmentsStocks

short tons.
short tons.

• Revised.
• New series. Earlier data not published on illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 (except production and percent of capacity); for earlier data see p. 20 of the June
1933 issue, face brick, machine production. Series on common and vitrified paving brick and tile beginning January 1934 were shown on p. 20 of the June 1935 issue. For
earlier data on gypsum see p. 20 of the January 1933 issue.
X Adjusted for degrading and year-end physical inventories.
f Data on plate glass represent the total output of the industry. Complete figures for the months of 1932 were shown on p. 52 of the March 1933 issue, and for 1933 on
p. 52 of the March 1934 issue.
# Series on glass containers are not comparable for 1934, 1935, and earlier years due to increase of number of firms reporting to 44. Shipments of the 44 firms for the year
of 1933 amounted to 33,056,706, compared with 23,511,963 for the 30 firms reporting for the same year. Comparable statistics on shipments for the companies, now reporting
by years, from 1928 to 1933, inclusive, were as follows (in gross): 1928, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,896; 1930, 31,905,933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949; and 1933, 33,048,747. Data
are not available for this period on production and stocks, nor are monthly figures on shipments available. It may be noted from the trend of these data that the monthly
figures prior to 1934 had a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series. Data for 1934 revised, see p . 52 of the May 1935 issue.

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March 1936

1935

March

April

May

June

July

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STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, red, N. Y.
dol. per thous. _
Shipments*
thous. of brick..
Stocks*......thous. of brick..
Face brick (average per plant):
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production (machine)* thous. of brick..
Shipments
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of montht
thous. of brick..
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production
thous. of brick..
Shipments by rail
thous. of brick..
Shipments by truck
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month
_thous. of brick..
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments*
thous. of brick..
Stocks*
thous. of brick..
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbl..
Production
thous. of bbL.
Percent of capacity
Shipments..
..thous. of bbL.
Stocks,finished,end of month.thous. of bbL.
Stocks, clinker, end of month.thous. of bbL.
GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers :#
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of gross..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross..
Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns.
Unfilled, end of month
number of turns.
Production
number of turns.
Shipments:
Total
number of turns.
Percent of full operation
Stocks, end of month number of turns.
Plate glass, polished, productiont
thous. of sq. ft.
GYPSUM*

9.50

short tons.
thous. of doL

10.44
10.00
9.63
10.00
9.50
9.40
38, 291 60,987
76, 646 83,076
88, 324 93,608
387, 462 362, 458 341,477 343, 554 341, 315 365,481

9.44
9.50
95, 940 91,127
381, 532 394,988

9.50
9.50
117,031 « 95, 673
423, 651 '424, 737

9.50
73, 501
422, 298

254
64
64
2,310

258
71
97
2,318

95
138
2,282

367
177
229
2,133

381
293
255
2,107

342
310
284
2,078

337
350
313
2,107

322
320
300
2,126

291
351
277
2,168

294
348
311
2,223

354
322
235
2,334

562
309
147
2,485

100
175
0
350
1,317

100
155
13
266
1,363

925
115
20
414
811

850
345
104
343
346

810
1,821
125
1,754
1,374

600
1,582
206
793
1,860

1,150
2,077
213
1,901
1,877

1,012
1,974
144
1,873
1,921

720
2,396
44
1,894
2,202

390
2,115 I
129
1,927
2,164

400
1,399
83
1,280
2,185

1,225
1,274
33
896
2,451

1,601
79, 711

1,167
79, 494

1,338
77,039

3,307
80,358

4,162
87, 241

7,753
89,638

12, 565
86, 236

9,173
81, 447

5,115
81, 344

5,454
79, 753

6,178
79, 468

4,715
81, 335

1.667
3,630
16.1
3,889
22, 649
5,272

1.650
3,202
14.1
2,846
21, 785
6,318

1.650
3,053
14.9
2,951
21, 899
6,348

1.658
4,298
18.9
4,878
21, 289
6,343

1.667
6,136
27.9
6,198
21, 219
6,122

1.667
8,222
36.1
7,428
21, 991
6,365

1.667
8,725
39.6
7,632
23, 083
6,741

1.667
8,021
35.7
7,813
23, 287
6,849

1.667
7,235
31. <*
8,105
22,415
6,779

1.667
7,173
32.6
7,799
21, 783
6,368

1.667
7,510
33.1
8,794
20, 501
5,891

1.667
7,093
32.2
5,976
21,613

1.667
5,803
25.6
4,514
*22,908
«5,226

3,114
52.1
2,916
8,437

2,935
49.3
2,679
7,990

2,639
49.9
2,584
8,010

2,946
51.4
2,963
7,955

3,113
54.3
2,956
8,060

3,401
59.3
3,245
8,141

3,295
59.8
3,276
8,115

3,579
62.4
3,455
8,183

3,825
64.2
3,735
8,239

3,107
58.7
3,701
7,576

3,603
60.5
3,557
7,575

3,275
59.4
2,940
7,836

3, 065
55.6
2, 540
8,328

2,261

1,774

1,850

2,115

2,020

1,965

1,919

1,743

1,865

2,446

2,485

2,416

1,817

2.749
2,159

2, 252
1,638

2,611
1,902

2,608
2,065

2,623
2,022

2,751
1,829

2,828
1,555

2,757
1,591

2,306
2,013

2,680
2,705

2,730
2,672

2,477
2,292

1,965
76.6
3,753

1,691
65.9
4,487

2,356
1,774
1,685
65.6
4,624

1,791
69.8
4,795

1,920
74.8
4,945

1,927
75.1
5,097

1,814
70.7
5,119

1,567
61.0
5,053

1,920
74.8
4,787

81.4
3,358

2, 584
100.7
3,450

2,339
91.1
3,618

2,067
80.6
3,735

17, 276

13,365

13, 723

16, 532

16,999

14, 582

13,163

13,909

14 526

14,404

16, 593

15,909

16,112

1,690
486
36
714
2,046

Crude (quarterly):
Imports
short tons.
Production
short tons,
Shipments (uncalcined)
short tons.
Calcined (quarterly):
Production
short tons.
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board, plaster (and lath) .thous. of sq. itBoard, wall
thous. of sq. ft_
Cement, Keenes
short tons_
Plasters, neat, woodfiber,sanded, gauging,finish,etc
short tons.
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing plants, etc
short tons.
Tile, partitition
thous. of sq. ft.
TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value

10.50
38, 281
400, 529

10, 730
292. 406
84, 853

1,906
211

153, 704
566, 719
161, 786

233, 852

102, 302
523, 238
"'" 458
388, 440

416, 709

29,937
51, 362
2,997

56, 284
.73, 990
4,724

72,957
62, 250
5,642

165, 970

272, 202

293,984

29,142
2,302

..36,668
2,211

35, 892
2,420

795

1,440
133

791
93

934
113

836
104

581
76

713
91

1,027
124

1,267
149

1,509
179

42, 336 43,196
334, 369 335,114

47, 223
341,833

45, 575
341, 509

55,663
329, 489

0
45,069
'335,104

31, 218
338, 037

TILE
Hollow building tile:*
Shipments
Stocks

short t o n s .
short t o n s .

25, 795 23, 111 29,931
38,498 43,069
363, 291 353, 774 350. 710 346, 785 341,432

° Revised.
* New series. Earlier d a t a not published on illuminating glassware prior to J u l y 1932 (except production a n d peicent of capacity); for earlier data see p . 20 of the June
1933 issue, face brick, machine production. Senes on common and vitrified paving brick and tile beginning J a n u a r y 1934 were shown on p . 20 of the June 1935 issue. For
earlier data on gypsum see p . 20 of the J a n u a r y 1933 issue.
t Adjusted for degrading a n d year-end physical inventories.
f D a t a on plate glass lepresent t h e total o u t p u t of the industry. Complete figures for the months of 1932 were shown on p . 52 of the M a r c h 1933 issue, and for 1933 on
p . 52 of t h e March 1934 issue, 1934 also revised. Revisions for t h e year: January, 7,607; February, 7,441; March, 10,125; April, 8,873; M a y , 8,050; J u n e 6,813; July, 7,539;
August, 7,743; September, 6,985; October, 7,820; November, 6,867; and December, 8,704.
# Series on glass containers are not comparable for 1934, 1935, a n d earlier years due to increase of n u m b e r of firms reporting to 44. Shipments of the 44 firms for t h e
year of 1933 amounted to 33,056,706, compared with 23,511,963 for the 30 firms reporting for the same year. Comparable statistics on shipments for t h e companies, now
reporting b y years, from 1928 to 1933, inclusive, were as follows (in gross): 1928, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,896; 1930, 31,905,933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949; and 1933, 33,048,747. D a t a are not available for this period on production and stocks, nor are m o n t h l y figures on shipments available. I t m a y be noted frcm t h e trend of these data that the
m o n t h l y figures prior to 1934 h a d a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series. D a t a for 1934 revised, see p . 52 of the M a y
1935 issue.

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1936

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April 1936

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March

April

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July

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STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, red, N . Y.
dol. per thous.
Shipments*
thous. of brick.
Stocks*
thous. of brick_
Face brick (average per plant):
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production (machine)*
thous. of brick._
Shipments
..thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of montht
thous. of brick..
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production
thous. of brick..
Shipments by rail
.thous. of brick..
Shipments by truck
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month
_thous. of brick..
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments*
..thous. of brick..
Stocks*
thous. of brick..

9.50

10.44
10.00
9.63
9.40
10.00
9.50
38, 291 60, 987 76, 646 83,076
I, 324 93, 608
387,462 362,458 341,477 343, 554 341,315 365, 481

9.44
95,940
381, 532

9.50
91,127
394, 988

9.50
117, 031
423, 651

9.50
9.50
9.50
95, 673 » 73, 586 55, 730
424, 737 '426, 550 416,414

258
71
97
2,318

95
138
2,282

367
177
229
2,133

381
293
255
2,107

342
310
284
2,078

337
350
313
2,107

322
320
300
2,126

291
351
277
2,168

294
348
311
2,223

354
322
235
2,334

562
309
147
2,485

100
155
13
266
1,363

925
115
20
414
811

850
345
104
343
346

810
1,821
125
1,754
1,374

600
1,582
206
793
1,860

1,150
2,077
213
1,901
1,877

1,012
1,974
144
1,873
1,921

720
2,396
44
1,894
2,202

390
2,115
129
1,927
2,164

400
1,399
83
1,280
2,185

1,225
1,271
33
896
2,451

1,167
79, 494

1,338
77, 039

3,307
80,358

4,162
87, 241

7,753
89,638

12, 565
86, 236

9,173
81,447

5,115
81,344

5,454
79, 753

6,178
79, 468

4,715
'81,191

1.667
3, 454
16.4
3,156
22,985
5,584

1.650
3,053
14.9
2,951
21,899
6,348

1.658
4,298
18.9
4,878
21, 289
6,343

1. 667
6,136
27.9
21,219
6,122

1.667
8,222
36.1
7,428
21,991
6,365

1.667
8,725
39.6
7,632
23, 083
6,741

1.667
8,021
35.7
7,813
23, 287
6,849

1.667
7,235
31.8
8,105
22,415
6,779

1.667
7,173
32.6
7,799
21, 783
6,368

1.667
7,510
33.1
8,794
20, 501
5,891

1.667
7,093
32.2
5, 976
21,613
5,607

1.667
5,803
25.6
4,514
22, 908
5,226

1.667
3,630
16.1
3,889
1
22,
686
a
5, 214

3,047
55.4
3,031
8,410

2,639
49.9
2,584
8,010

2,946
51.4
2 963
7^955

3,113
54.3
2,956
8,060

3,401
59.3
3,245
8,141

3,295
59.8
3,276
8,115

3,579
62.4
3,455
8,183

3,825
64.2
3,735
8,239

3,107
58.7
3,701
7,576

3,603
60.5
3,557
7,575

3,275
59.4
2,940
7,836

3,065
55.6
2,540
8,328

3,114
52.1
2,916
8,437

1,853

1,850

2,115

2,020

1,965

1,919

1,743

1,865

2,446

2,485

2,416

1,817

2,261

1, 883
2,148

2, 356
1,774

2,611
1,902

2,608
2,065

2, 623
2,022

2,751
1,829

2,828
1,555

2,757
1,591

2,306
2,013

2,680
2,705

2,730
2,672

2,477
2,292

2,749
2,159

1,978
77.1
4, 045

1, 685
65.6
4,624

1,791
69.8
4,795

1,920
74.8
4,945

1,927
75.1
5,097

1,814
70.7
5,119

1,567
61.0
5,053

1,920
74.8
4,787

2,088
81.4
3,358

2,584
100.7
3,450

2, 339
91.1
3, 618

2,067
80.6
3,735

1,965
76.6
3,753

13,857

13, 723

16, 532

16,999

14,582

13,163

13,909

14.. 526

14,404

16,593

15,909

16,112

17,276

747
179
95
!,385

36
714
2,046
3, 892
79, 730

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbl__
Production
thous. of bbl..
Percent of capacity
Shipments.
thous. of bbl._
Stocks, finished, end of month.thous. of bbl_.
Stocks, clinker, end of month.thous. of bbl._

GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers:#
Production
..thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
...thous. of gross.>
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross..
Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns..
Unfilled, end of month
number of turns..
Production
number of turns..
Shipments:
Total
number of turns..
Percent of full operation
Stocks, end of month
number of turns..
Plate glass, polished, production!
thous. of sq. ft_.
GYPSUM*
Crude (quarterly):
Imports
short tons..
Production
short tons..
Shipments (uncalcined)
short tons..
Calcined (quarterly):
Production
short tons-.
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board, plaster (and lath).thous. of sq. ft..
Board, wall
thous of sq. ft..
Cement, Keenes
short tons..
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded, gauging, finish, etc
short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing plants, etc
short tons..
Tile, partitition..
..thous. of sq. ft..

10, 730
292, 406
84,853

114,934
523, 238
188,458

'170,613
566,719
161, 786

233, 852

388,440

416, 709

56, 284 —
73, 990
4,724

29,937
51, 362
2,997

124,302
498, 765
140, 363
345,

826

72, 957
62, 250
5,642

66, 969
02, 886
5.716

165,970

272, 202

293,984

235,111

29,14
2,302

36, 668
2,211

35,892
2,420

34, 814
2,420

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value

TILE
Hollow building tile:*
Shipments
Stocks

short tons..
thous. of dol..

short tons.
short tons.

1,105
138

934
80

795
66

1,440
133

791
93

934
113

836
104

43,196
42,336
23,111
29,931
38 498
43,069
353, 774 350, 710 346, 785 341, 432 334, 369 335,114

1,267
149

1, 509
179

1,906
211

47, 223 45, 575 55, 663 45, 069 °31, 361
341, 833 341, 509 329, 489 335,104 '337, 465

28, 396
332, 753

581

713
91

1,027
124

a Revised.
* New series. Earlier data not published on illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 (except production and percent of capacity); for earlier data see p. 20 of the June
1933 issue, face brick, machine production. Series on common and vitrified paving brick and tile beginning January 1934 were shown on p. 20 of the June 1935 issue. For
earlier data on gypsum see p. 20 of the January 1933 issue.
i Adjusted for degrading and year-end physical inventories.
t Data on plate glass represent the total output of the industry. Complete figures for the months of 1932 were shown on p. 52 of the March 1933 issue, for 1933 on
p. 52 of the March 1934 issue, and for 1934 revisions p. 56 of the March 1936 issue.
.
# Series on glass containers are not comparable for 1934, 1935, and earlier years due to increase of number of firms reporting to 44. Shipments of the 44 firms for the
year of 1933 amounted to 33,056,706, compared with 23,511,963 for the 30 firms reporting for the same year. Comparable statistics on shipments for the companies, now
reporting by years, from 1928 to 1933 inclusive, were as follows (in gross): 1928,31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,896; 1930,31,905,933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949; and 1933, 33,048,747.
Data are not available for this period on production and stocks, nor are monthly figures on shipments ava liable. It may be noted from the trend of these data that the monthly
figures prior to 1934 had a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series. Data for 1934 revised, see p. 52 of the May 1935 issue.

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STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, red, N. Y.
dol. per thous_.
Shipments*..
thous. of brick..
Stocks*
thous. of brick..
Face brick (average per plant):
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production (machine)* thous. of brick..
Shipments
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of monthj
thous. of brick..
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production
thous. of brick..
Shipments by rail...
thous. of brick..
Shipments by truck
.thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of brick..
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments*
-thous. of brick..
Stocks*..
thous. of brick..

9.44
9.50
9.40
9.63
9.50
83, 076 88, 324 93, 608 95,940 91,127
343, 554 341,315 365,481 381, 532 394,988

9.50
9.50
9.50
9.50
9.50
95, 673 73,586 a 56, 471 44, 748
117,031
423, 651 424, 737 426, 550 417, 482 407, 546

10. 00
60, 987
362,458

10.00
76, 646
341,477

289
95
138
2,282

367
177
229
2,133

381
293
255
2,107

342
310
284
2,078

337
350
313
2,107

322
320
300
2,126

291
351
277
2,168

294
348
311
2,223

354
322
235
2,334

562
309
147
2,485

747
179
95
2,385

833
172
66
2,477

925
115
20
414
811

850
345
104
343
346

810
1,821
125
1,754
1,374

600
1,582
206
793
1,860

1,150
2,077
213
1,901
1,877

1,012
1,974
144
1,873
1,921

720
2,396
44
1,894
2,202

390
2,115
129
1,927
2,164

400
1,399
83
1,280
2,185

1,225
1,274
33
896
2,451

1,690
486
36
714
2,046

7,965
1,032
29
1,085
2.285

1,338
77,039

3,307
80,358

4,162
87, 241

7,753
89,638

12, 565
86, 236

9,173
81,447

5,115
81,344

5,454
79,753

6,178
79, 468

4,715
81,191

3^892
79, 730

2, 052
79, 677

1. 667
5,263
23.4
7,138
21, 096
5,628

1. 658
°4,299
18.9
4,878
21, 289
6,343

1.667
6,136
27.9
6,198
21, 219
6,122

1.667
8,222
36.1
7,428
21,991
6,365

1.667
8,725
39.6
7,632
23,083
6,741

1.667
8,021
35.7
7,813
23,287
6,849

1.667
7,235
31.8
8,105
22,415
6,779

1.667
7,173
32.6
7,799
21,783
6,368

1.667
7,510
33.1
8,794
20, 501
5,891

1.667
7,093
32.2
5,976
21,613
5,607

1.667
5,803
25.6
4,514
22, 908
5,226

1.667
3,630
16.1
3,889
22, 686
5,214

1.667
3,454
16.4
3,156
1
22, 971
° 5. 590

3,339
58.4
3,434
8,270

2,946
51.4
2, 963
7, 955

3,113
54.3
2,956
8,060

3,401
59.3
3,245
8,141

3,295
59.8
3,276
8,115

3,579
62.4
3,455
8,183

3,825
64.2
3,735
8,239

3,107
58.7
3,701
7,576

3,603
60.5
3,557
7,575

3,275
59.4
2,940
7,836

3,065
55.6
2,540
8,328

3,114
52.1
2, 916
8,437

3,047
55.4
3, 031
8,410

2,110

2,115

2,020

1,965

1,919

1,743

1,865

2,446

2,485

2,416

1,817

2,261

1, S53

1,904
1,866

2,611
1, 902

2,608
2,065

2,623
2,022

2,751
1,829

2,828
1,555

2,757
1,591

2,306
2,013

2,680
2,705

2,730
2,672

2,477
2,292

2,749
2,159

1, 913
74.5
3,887

1,791
69.8
4, 795

1,920
74.8
4,945

1,927
75.1
5,097

1,814
70.7
5,119

1,567
61.0
5, 053

1,920
74.8
4,787

2,088
81.4
3,358

2,584
100.7
3,450

2,339
91.1
3,618

2,067
80.6
3,735

1,965
76.6
3,753

1,883
2,148
1,978
77.1
4,045

16,057

16, 532

16,999

14, 582

13,163

13,909

14 526

14,404

16,593

15,909

16,112

17, 276

13,857

7,928
2,220
186
2,129
1,600

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbl_.
Production
_
thous. of bbl_.
Percent of capacity...
_
Shipments
thous. of bbl_.
Stocks, finished, end of month.thous. of bbl_.
Stocks, clinker, end of month-thous. of bbl_.
GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers :#
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of gross..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross..
Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns..
Unfilled, end of month
number of turns..
Production
number of turns..
Shipments:
Total
number of turns..
Percent of full operation
Stocks, end of month
number of turns..
Plate glass, polished, production!
thous. of sq. ft..
GYPSUM*
Crude (quarterly):
Imports
short tons..
Production
short tons..
Shipments (uncalcined)
short tons..
Calcined (quarterly):
Production
short tons..
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board, plaster (and lath)-thous. of sq. ft_.
Board, wall
thous. of sq. ft..
Cement, Keenes
short tons..
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded, gauging, finish, etc
short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing plants, etc..
short tons,.
Tile, partitition
thous. of sq. ft..

10, 730
292, 406
84,853

114,934
523, 238
188,458

170,613
566,719
161, 786

124, 302
498, 765
140,363

233,852

388, 440

416, 709

345,826

29,937
51, 362
2,997

56, 284
73,990
4,724

72, 957
62, 250
5,642

66, 969
62, 886
5,716

165, 970

272,202

293,984

235, 111

29,142
2, 302

36,668
2,211

35,892
2,420

34, 814
2,420

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value

short tons..
thous. of doL.

1,050
146

795
66

1,440
133

836
104

581
76

42, 336 43,196
334, 369 335,114

47,223
341,833

934
113

713
91

1,027
124

1,267
149

1,509
179

1,906
211

1, 105
138

TILE
Hollow building tile:*
Shipments
._
Stocks

short tons..
short tons..

29,931
350,710

38. 498 43,069
346,785 341,432

45, 575 55, 663 45,069
341,509 329,489 335,104

31,361 " 28, 480 | 21,952
337,465 ja330, 262 J 327,903

a
Revised.
* New series. Earlier data not published on illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 (except production and percent of capacity); for earlier data see p. 20 of the June
1933 issue, face brick, machine production. Series on common and vitrified paving brick and tile beginning January 1934 were shown on p. 20 of the June 1935 issue. For
earlier data on gypsum see p. 20 of the January 1933 issue.
t Adjusted for degrading and year-end physical inventories.
t Data on plate glass represent the total output of the industry. Complete figures for the months of 1932 were shown on p. 52 of the March 1933 issue, for 1933 on
p. 52 of the March 1934 issue, and for 1934 revisions p 56 of the March 1936 issue.
# Monthly series on glass containers for 1934 and 1935 are not comparable with those of earlier years due to increase of number of firms reporting to 44. Shipments of the
44 firms for the year of 1933 amounted to 33,048, 747, compared with 23,511,963 for the 30 firms reporting for the same year. Comparable statistics on shipments for the
companies, now reporting by years, from 1928 to 1933, inclusive, were as follows (in gross): 1928, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,896; 1930, 31,905,933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949;
and 1933, 33,048,747. Data are not available for this period on production and stocks, nor are monthly figures on shipments available. It may be noted from the trend
of these data that the monthly figures prior to 1934 had a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series. Data for 1934 revised,
see p. 52 of the May 1935 issue.

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;ogether with explanatory footnotes and references to the sources of the data, may be found
in the 1932 Annual Supplement to the Survey

1936

1935

1936
April

June 1936

April

May

June

July

Decem- January
August SeptemOctober November
ber
ber

February

March

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, red, N . Y.
dol. per thous-.
Shipments*
.thous. of brick-.
Stocks*
thous. of brick..
Face brick (average per plant):
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production (machine)*
thous. of briek__
Shipments
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of monthj
thous. of brick..
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production
thous. of brick..
Shipments by rail
thous. of brick..
Shipments by truck
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of brick..
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments*.
.thous. of brick..
Stocks*
thous. of brick..

9.50

10. 00
9.63
9.50 j 9.40
93,608
76, 646 83, 076 88,324
341,477 343,554 341,315 I 365,481

9.44
9.50
95, 940 91,127
381, 532 394,988

9.50
9.50
95, 673
117,031
423, 651 424, 737

<).5O
73 586
426 550

.50
9.50
50,471 « 44, 736
417,482 <405, 866
833
172
66

387
177
229
2,133

381
293
255
2,107

342
310
284
2,078

337
350
313
2,107

322
320
300
2,126

291
351
277
2,168

294
348
311
2,223

354
322
235
2,334

562
309
147
2,485

95
2,385

9 477

850
345
104
343
346

810
1,821
125
1,754
1,374

600
1,582
206
793
1,860

1,150
2,077
213
1,901
1,877

1,012
1,974
144
1,873
1,921

720
2,396
44
1,894
2,202

390
2,115
129
1,927
2,164

400
1,399
83
1,280
2,185

1,225
1,274
33
896
2,451

1,690
486
36
714
2,046

7,965
1,032
29
1,085
2,285

7,928
2,220
186
2,129
1,600

3,307
80, 358

4,162
87, 241

7,753
89,638

12, 565
86, 236

9,173
81, 447

5,115
81,344

5, 454
79, 753

6,178
79, 468

4, 715
81,191

3,892
79,730

2,052
79, 677

4,856
79,194

1.667
6,136
27.9
6,198
21, 219
6,122

1.667
8,222
36.1
7,428
21,991
6,365

1.667
8,725
39.6
7,632
23, 083
6,741

1.667
8,021
35.7
7,813
23,287
6,849

1.667
7,235
31.8
8,105
22,415
6,779

1.667
7,173
32.6
7,799
21, 783
6,368

1.667
7,510
33.1
8,794
20, 501
5,891

1.667
7,093
32.2
5,976
21,613
5,607

1.667
5,803
25.6
4,514
22,908
5,226

1.667
3, 630
16.1
3,889
22, 686
5,214

1.667
3,454
16.4
3,156
22.971
5,590

1.667
5,263
23.4
7,138
« 21,126
a
5, 625

3, 576 a3,825
64. 3
62.4
3,458 ° 3, 748
8,239
8,183

«3,102
58.7
0
3,700
7,576

a

3a , 616
60. 8
° 3, 569
7,575

• 3,271
59.4
• 2, 938
7,836

« 3, 059
"55.5
« 2, 537
8,328

3,114
52.1
2,916
8,437

3,047
55.4
3,031
8,410

747
179

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbl_.
Production
thous. of bbL.
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of bbL.
Stocks,finished,end of month.tbous. of bbL.
Stocks, clinker, end of month-thous. of bbL.

1.667
8,519
39.2
9,089
20, 556
5, 276

GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers:#
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of gross..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross..
Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns..
Unfilled, end of month
number of turns..
Production
number of turns..
Shipments:
Total
number of turns..
Percent of full operation
Stocks, end of month
number of turns..
Plate glass, polished, productiont
thous. of sq. ft..

3,604
€3.0
3, 604
8,224

a

3,115
° 54.4
2,956
8,060

« 3, 284
«59.6
•61.5
° 3, 239 • 3, 270
8,141
8,115

a
a

2,381

2,020

1,965

1,919

1,743

1,865

2,446

2,485

2,416

1,817

2,261

1,853

2,109
2, 039

2,608
2,065

2,623
2,022

2, 751
1,829

2,828
1, 555

2,757
1,591

2,306
2,013

2, 680
2,705

2,730
2,672

2,477
2,292

2,749
2,159

1,883
2,148

2,127
82.9
3,916

1,920
74.8
4,945

1,927
75.1
5,097

1,814
70.7
5,119

1,567
61.0
5,053

1,920
74.8
4,787

2,088
81.4
3,358

2,584
100.7
3,450

2,339
91.1
3,618

2,067
80.6
3,735

1,965
76.6
3,753

1,978
77.1
3,045

19,455

16,999

14, 582

13,163

13,909

14, 526

14,404

16,593

15,909

16,112

17, 276

13, 857

1.906
211

1,105
138

GYPSUM*
Crude (quarterly):
Imports
short tons..
Production..
__
short tons..
Shipments (uncalcined)
short tons..
Calcined (quarterly):
Production
short tons..
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board, plaster (and lath) .thous. of sq. ft_.
Board, wall
thous. of sq. ft..
Cement, Keenes
short tons..
Plasters, neat, woodfiber,sanded, gauging,finish,etc
..short tons..
For pottery, terra eotta, plate glass, mixing plants, etc
short tons..
Tile, partitition
thous. of sq. ft..

114,934
523, 238
188,458

170,613
566, 719
161, 786

124, 302
498, 765
140, 363

388,440

416,709

345,826

56, 284
73, 990
4,724

72,957
62, 250
5,642

62,886
5,716

272, 202

293,984

235, 111

36,668
2,211

35,892
2,420

34,814
2,420

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity. _
Value

_

short tons,
thous. of dol.

1,945
215

1,440
133

791
93

934
113

104

581
76

1,027
124

1,267
149

1,509
179

47, 223 45, 575 55, 663
341,833 341,509 329,489

45, 069
335,104

31,361
337,465

713
91

TILE
Hollow building tile:*
Shipments
Stocks
a

short tons.
short tons.

38 498
346,785

42,336
43,196
43.069
341, 432 334, 369 335,114

28, 480
21,952
330, 262 «327,112

Revised.
* New series. Earlier data'not published on illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 (except production and percent of capacity); for earlier data see p. 20 of the June
1933 issue, face brick, machine production. Series on common and vitrified paving brick and tile beginning January 1934 were shown on p. 20 of the June 1935 issue. For
earlier data on gypsum see p. 20 of the January 1933 issue.
| Adjusted for degrading and year-end physical inventories.
t Data on plate glass represent the total output of the industry. Complete figures for the months of 1932 were shown on p. 52 of the March 1933 issue, for 1933 on
p. 52 of the March 1934 issue, and for 1934 revisions p 56 of the March 1936 issue.
# Monthly series on glass containers for 1934 and 1935 are not comparable with those of earlier years due to increase of number of firms reporting to 44. Shipments of the
44 firms for the year of 1933 amounted to 33,048, 747, compared with 23,511,963 for the 30 firms reporting for the same year. Comparable statistics on shipments for the
companies, now reporting by years, from 1928 to 1933, inclusive, were as follows (in gross): 1928, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,896; 1930, 31,905,933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949;
and 1933, 33,048,747. Data are not available for this period on production and stocks, nor are monthly figures on shipments available. It may be noted from the trend
of these data that the monthly figures prior to 1934 had a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series. Data for 1934 revised,
see p. 52 of the May 1935 issue.

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together with explanatory footnotes and references to the sources of the data, may be found
in the 1932 Annual Supplement to the Survey

1936
May

July 1936

1935
May

June

July

1936

Decem- January FebruAugust SeptemOctober November
ber
ber
ary

March

April

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, red, N. Y.
dol. per thous_.
Shipments*
thous. of brick..
Stocks*
thous. of brick..
Face brick (average per plant):
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production (machine)*. thous. of brick..
Shipments
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of montht
thous. of brick..
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production
thous. of brick..
Shipments by rail
thous. of brick..
Shipments by truck
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of brick..
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments*
thous. of brick..
Stocks*
thous. of brick..

9.63
83,076
343,554

9.50
88,324
341,315

9.40
93,608
365,481

9.44
95,940
381,532

9.50
91,127
394,988

9.50
117,031
423,651

9.50
95,673
424,737

9.50
73,586
426,550

9.50
56,471
417,482

0)

381
293
255
2,107

342
310
284
2,078

337
350
313
2,107

322
320
300
2,126

291
351
277
2,168

294
348
311
2,223

354
322
235
2,334

562
309
147
2,485

747
179
95
2,385

833
172
66
2,477

0)
0)
0)
0)

0)
0)
0)
0)

1,380
2,278
137
2,163
1,084

810
1,821
125
1,754
1,374

600
1,582
206
793
1,860

1,150
2,077
213
1,901
1,877

1,012
1,974
144
1,873
1,921

720
2,396
44
1,894
2,202

390
2,115
129
1,927
2,164

400
1,399
83
1,280
2,185

1,225
1,274
33
896
2,451

1,690
486
36
714
2,046

7,965
1,032
29
1,085
2,285

7,928
2, 220
186
2,129
1,600

1,753
1,449
143
1,688
1,103

4,162
87,241

7,753

12,565
86,236

9,173
81,447

5,115
81,344

5,454
79,753

6,178
79,468

4,715
81,191

3,892
79,730

1.667
10,985
48.9
11,121
20, 435
5,072

1.667
8,222
36.1
7,428
21,991
6,365

1.667
8,725
39.6
7,632
23,083
6,741

1.667
8,021
35.7
7,813
23,287
6,849

1.667
7,235
31.8
8,105
22,415
6,779

1.667
7,173
32.6
7,799
21,783
6,368

1.667
7,510
33.1
8,794
20,501
5,891

1.667
7,093
32.2
5,976
21, 613
5,607

1.667
5,803
25.6
4,514!
22,908'
5,226

3,810
69.3
3,996
7,942

61.5
3,239
8,141

3,284
69.6
3,270
8,115

3,576
62.4
3,458
8,183

3,825
64.3
3,748

3,102
58.7
3,700
7,676

3,616
60.8
3,569
7,575

3,271
59.4
2,938
7,836

3,059
55.5
2,637
8,328

2,193

1,965

1,919

1,743

1,865

2,446

2,485

2,416

2,189
2,085

2,623
2,022

2,751
1,829

2,828
1,555

2,757
1,591

2,306
2,013

2,680
2,705

2,086
81.3
3,954

1,927
75.1
5,097

1,814
70.7
5,119

1,567
61.0
5,053

1,920
74.8
4,787

2,088
81.4
3,358

19,192

14,582

13,163

13,909

14,526

14,404

10.50

9.50
9.50
9.50
44,736 '109,641 153, 780
405,866 '363, 932 323, 519

2,052
4,856
79, 677 • 79, 408

7,878
56,073

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbl_.
Production
thous. of bbl..
Percent of capacity
Shipments.
thous. of bbl..
Stocks, finished, end of month.thous. of bbl..
Stocks, clinker, end of month.thous. of bbl..

1.667
3,630
16.1
22,686
5,214

1.667
3,454
13.4
3,156
22,971
5,590

1.667
5,263
23.4
7,138
21,126
5,625

1.667
8,519
39.2
9,089
' 20, 571
"5,328

3,114
52.1
2,916
8,437

3,047
55.4
3,031
8,410

3,339
58.4
3,434
8,270

3,604
63.0
3,604
8,224

1,817

2,261

1,853

2,110

2,381

2,730
2,672

2,477
2,292

2,749
2,159

1,883
2,148

1,904
1,866

2,109
2,039

2,584
100.7
3,450

2,339
91.1
3,618

2,067
80.6
3,735

1,965
76.6
3,753

1,978
77.1
3,045

1,913
74.5
3,887

2,127
82.9
3,916

16, 593

15,909

16,112

17, 276

13,857

16, 057

19, 455

GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers :#
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of gross..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross..
Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns..
Unfilled, end of month
number of turns..
Production
number of turns..
Shipments:
Total
number of turns..
Percent of full operation.
Stocks, end of month
number of turns..
Plate glass, polished, productiont
thous. of sq. ft..
GYPSUM*
Crude (quarterly):
Imports
_
short tons..
Production
short tons..
Shipments (uncalcined)
short tons..
Calcined (quarterly):
Production
..short tons..
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board, plaster (and lath)-thous. of sq. ft_.
Board, wall
thous. of sq. ft_.
Cement, Keenes
short tons..
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded, gauging, finish, etc
short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing plants, etc
..short tons.
Tile, partitition
thous. of sq. ft.

114,934
523,238
188,458

170,613
566, 719
161, 786

124,302
498,765
140,363

8,098
355,875
93, 338

388,440

416,709

345,826

310, 448

56, 284
73, 990
4,724

72,957
62, 250
5,642

62,886
5,716

57,818
60, 361
5,768

272, 202

293,984

235, 111

205, 353

36,668
2,211

35,892
2,420

34,814
2,420

38,834
2, 716

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:

Quantity.-.

..short tons..
..thous. of dol..

Value,

934
113

1,390
159

836
104

581
76

42, 336 43,196
334,369 335,114

47,223
341,833

1,027
124

1,267
149

1,509
179

1,906
211

1,105
138

1,050 ; 1,945
146 ! 215

TILE
Hollow building tile:*
Shipments
Stocks

short tons_.|
short tons— I

43,069
341,432

45, 575 55, 663 45, 069 31,361
341,509 329,489 335,104 337,465

28, 480 21,952 a 48, 330 68, 404
330, 262 327,112 '318, 059 309, 897

« Revised.
* Discontinued by reporting source.
* New series. Earlier data not published on illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 (except production and percent of capacity); for'earlier data see p. 20 of the June
1933 issue, face brick, machine production. Series on common and vitrified paving brick and tile beginning January 1934 were shown on p. 20 of the June 1935 issue. For
earlier data on gypsum see p. 20 of the January 1933 issue.
t Adjusted for degrading and year-end physical inventories
t Data on plate glass represent the total output of the industry. Complete figures for the months of 1932 were shown on p. 52 of the March 1933 issue, for 1933 on
p. 52 of the March 1934 issue, and for 1934 revisions p . 56 of the March 1936 issue.
# Monthly series on glass containers for 1934 and 1935 are not comparable with those of earlier years due to increase of number of firms reporting to 44. Shipments of the
44 firms for the year of 1933 amounted to 33,048, 747, compared with 23,511,963 for the 30 firms reporting for the same year. Comparable statistics on shipments for the
companies, now reporting by years, from 1928 to 1933, inclusive, were as follows (in gross): 1928, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,896; 1930, 31,905,933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949;
and 1933, 33,048,747. Data are not available for this period on production and stocks, nor are monthly figures on shipments available. It may be noted from the trend
of these data that the monthly figures prior to 1934 had a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series. Data for 1934 revised,
see p. 52 of the May 1935 issue; for 1935 revisions see p. 56 of the June 1936 issue.

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In the 1932 Annual Supplement to the Survey

1936
June

1936

1935

June

July

Decem- January FebruAugust SeptemOctober November
ber
ary
ber

March

April

May

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, red, N. Y.
ddl. per thous_.
Shipments*—.thous. of brick,.
Stocks*
thous. of brick..
Face brick (average per plant):
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production (machine)* thous. of brick..
Shipments,thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of monthj
thous. of brick..
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production.
thous. of brick..
Shipments by rail
.thous. of brick..
Shipments by truck.______thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of brick..
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments*
...thous. of brick..
Stocks*
...thous. of brick..
PORTLAND CEMENT

10.50

9.40
93,608
365,481

342
310
284
2,078

337
350
313
2,107

322
320
300
2,126

600
1,582
206
793
1, 860

1,150
2,077
213
1,901
1,877

1,012
1,974
144
1,873
1,921

7,753

12, 565
86,236

1.667
8,725
39.6
7,632
23,083
6,741

3,898
68.1
3.999
7,792

9.50
95,673
424,737

9.50
73,586
426,550

9.50
56,471
417,482

291
351
277
2,168

294
348
311
2,223

354
322
235

562
147
2,485

747
179
95
2,385

172
66
2,477

0)J
()
0)
0)

C1)
0)
0)
0)

8

720
44
1,894
2,202

390
2,115
129
1,927
2,164

400
1,399
83
1, 280
2,185

1,225
1,274
33
896
2,451

1,690
486
36
714
2,046

7,965
1,032
29
1,085
2,285

7,928
2,220
186
2,129
1,600

1,753
1,449
143
1,688
1,103

1,380
2,278
137
2,163
1,084

9,173
81, 447

5,115
81, 344

5,454
79, 753

6,178
79,468

4,715
81,191

3,892
79,730

2,052
79, 677

4,856
79,408

1.667
8,021
35.7
7,813
23,287
6,849

1.667
7,235
31.8
8,105
22,415
6,779

1.667
7,173
32.6
7, 799
21,783

1.667
7,510
33.1
8,794
20, 501
5,891

1,667
7,093
32.2
5,976
21, 613
5,607

1.667
5,803
25.6
4,514
22,908
5,226

1.667
3,630
16.1

1. 667
3,154
13.4
3,156
22,971
5,590

1.667
5,263
23.4
7,138
21,126
5,625

1.667
8,519
39.2
9, 089
20, 571
5,328

3, 284
59.6
3,270
8117

3,576
62,4
3,458
8,183

3,825
64.3
3, 748
8,239

3,102
58.7
3,700
7,576

3,616
60.8
3, 569
7,575

3,271
59.4
2,938
7,836

3,059
55.5
2,537

3,114
52.1
2,916

3,047
55.4
3,031
8,410

3,339
58.4
3,434
8,270

3,604
63.0
3,604
8,224

3,810
69.3
3,996
7,942

2,355

1,919

1,743

1,865

2,446

2,485

2,416

1,817

2,261

1,853

2,110

2,381

2,193

2,274
2,171

2,751
1,829

2,828
1,555

2,757
1,591

2,306
2,013

2,680
2,705

2,730
2,672

2,477
2,292

2,749
2,159

1,883
2,148

1,904
1,866

2,109
2,039

2,189

2,250
87.6
4,009

1,814
70.7
5,119

1,567
61.0
5,053

1,920
74.8
4,787

2,088
81.4
3,358

2,584
100. 7
3,450

2,339
91.1
3,618

2,067
80.6
3,735

1,965
76.6
3,753

1,978
77.1
3f 045

1,913
74.5
3,887

2,127
82.9
3,916

2,086
81.3
3,954

16,244

13,163

13,909

14, 526

14,404

16,593

15,909

16,112

17,276

13,857

16,057

19,455

19,192

1, 945
215

1,390
159

Crude (quarterly):
Imports
.short tons..
Production
—short tons..
Shipments (uncalcined)
short tons..
Calcined (quarterly):
Production
- short tons..
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board, plaster (and lath).thous, of sq. ft..
Board, wall
—thous. of sq. ft..
Cement, Keenes
short tons..
Plasters, neat, woodfiber,sanded, gauging,finish,etc
short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing plants, etc...
short tons..
Tile, partitition—
thous. of sq. ftTERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value

short tons..
thous. of dol..

9.50
9.50
10.50
9.50
44,736 109,641 »154,473 169, 057
405,866 363, 932 '322, 917 332,878

9.50
117,031
423,651

Price* wholesale, composite-.—dol. per bbl.. 1. 667
Production--.
thous. of bbl.. 11,273
52.3
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of bbl.. 12,417
Stocks,finished,end of month.thous. of bbl.. 19,287
Stocks, clinker, end of month.thous. of bbl.. 4,903
GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers:#
Production
.....thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of gross..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross..
Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns,.
Unfilled, end of month
number of turns..
Production.,
..number of turns..
Shipments:
Total
number of turns..
Percent of full operation.__
..
Stocks, end of month number of turns..
Plate glass, polished, production f
thous. of sq. ft..
GYPSUM*

9.44
9.50
95,940 91,127
381, 532 394,988

9.50
88,324
341,315

114,934
523,238
188,458

170,613
566, 719
161, 788

124,302
498,765
140,363

355,875
93,338

388,440

416,709

345,826

310,448

56,284
73. 990
4,724

72,957
62,250
5,642

5,716

57,818
60,361
5,768

235, 111

205,353

34,814
2,420

38,834
2,716

272, 202
36, 608
2,211

1,706
202

5,214

35,892
2,420

934
113

104

42,336
334,369

43,196
335,114

581
76

149

1,509
179

1,906
211

1,105
138

47,223 45, 575 55, 663 45,069
341, 833 341,509 329,489 335,104

31,361
337,465

28,480
330,262

21,952
327,112

713
91

1,027
124

1,050
146

C1)

0)

8,732
« 7, 858
* 76, 073 74, 690

1.667
10,985
48.9
11,121
1
20,431
• 5, 071

TILE
Hollow building tile:*
Shipments
Stocks.
_

short tons..
short tons..

48,330 « 68, 536 78, 584
318,059 l310,862 312, 213

° Revised.
* Discontinued by reporting source.
• New series. Earlier data not published on illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 (except production and percent of capacity); for earlier data see p. 20 of the June
1933 issue, face brick, machine production. Series on common and vitrified paving brick and tile beginning January 1934 were shown on p. 20 of the June 1935 issue. For
earlier data on gypsum see p. 20 of the January 1933 issue.
% Adjusted for degrading and year-end physical inventories
t Data on plate glass represent the total output of the industry. Complete figures for the months of 1932 were shown on p. 52 of the March 1933 issue, iox 1933 on
p. 52 of the March 1934 issue, and for 1934 revisions p . 56 of the March 1936 issue.
# Monthly series on glass containers for 1934 and 1935 are not comparable with those of earlier years due to increase of number of firms reporting to 44, Shipments of the
44 firms for the year of 1933 amounted to 33,048, 747, compared with 23,511,963 for the 30 firms reporting for the same year. Comparable statistics on shipments for the
companies, now reporting by years, from 1928 to 1933, inclusive, were as follows (in gross): 1928, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,896; 1930, 31,905,933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949;
and 1933, 33,048,747. Data are not available for this period on production and stocks, nor are monthly figures on shipments available. It may be noted from the trend
of these data that the monthly figures prior to 1934 had a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series. Data for 1934 revised,
see p. 52 of the May 1935 issue; for 1935 revisions see p. 56 of the June 1936 issue.

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September 1936

1935

Monthly statistics through December 1931,
together with explanatory footnotes and references to the sources of the data, may be found
In the 1982 Annual Supplement to the Survey

1936
Jauuar>

February

March

April ! May : June

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, red, N. Y.
dol. per thous__
Shipments*
thous. of brick._
Stocks*
thous. of brick__
Face brick (average per plant):
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production (machine)*
thous. of brick..
Shipments
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of niontht
thous. of brick..
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production
thous. of brick..
Shipments by rail
thous. of brick..
Shipments by truck
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month
.thous. of brick..
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments*.
thous. of brick..
Stocks*..
_
thous. of brick..

10.50

9.40
9.44
9.50
93, 608 95,940
91,127
365,481 381, 532 394,988

9.50
10.50
10.50
9.50
9.50
9.50
9.50
9.50
9.50
117,031
95,673
73, 586 56, 471 44,736 109, 641 154, 473 '171,418 172, 564
423, 651 424, 737 426,550 417, 482 405, 866 363, 932 322, 719 '335, 768 368,116

0)
0)
0)
0)

337
350
313
2,107

322
320
300
2,126

291
351
277
2,168

294
348
311
2,223

354
322
235
2,334

562
309
147
2,485

747
179
95
2,385

833
172
66
2,477

0)
0)
0)
0)

0)
0)
0)
0)

0)
0)
0)
0)

0)
(0
0)
0)

2,100
3,427
197
2,896
1,812

1,150
2,077
213
1,901
1,877

1,012
1,974
144
1,873
1,921

720
2,396
44
1,894
2,202

390
2,115
129
1,927
2,164

400
1,399
83
1,280
2,185

1,225
1,274
33
896
2,451

1,690
486
36
714
2,046

7,965
1,032
29
1,085
2,285

7,928
2,220
186
2,129
1,600

1,753
1,449
143
1,688
1,103

1,380
2,278
137
2,163
1,084

2,945
3,690
264
3,235
1,340

12,565
86, 236

9,173
81,447

5,115
81,344

5,454
79, 753

6,178
79, 468

4,715
81,191

3,892
79,730

2,052
79, 677

4,856
79, 408

7,858 « 8, 972
76, 073 »75, 447

1.667
11,446
51.3
11, 766
18, 962
5,080

1.667
8,021
35.7
7,813
23,287
6,849

1.667
7,235
31.8
8,105
22,415
6,779

1.667
7,173
32.6
7,799
21, 783
6,368

1.667
7,510
33.1
8,794
20, 501
5,891

1.667
7,093
32.2
5,976
21, 613
5,607

1.667
5,803
25.6
4,514
22,908
5,226

1.667
3,630
16.1
3,889
22, 686
5,214

1.667
3,454
13.4
3,156
22,971
5,590

1.667
5,263
23.4
7,138
21,126
5,625

1.667
8,519
39.2
9,089
20, 571
5,328

1.667
10,985
48.9
11,121
20, 431
5,071

1.667
11,273
52.3
12,417
1
19, 281
"5,080

3,844
67.2
4,179
7,488

3,576
62.4
3,458
8,183

3,825
64.3
3,748
8,239

3,102
58.7
3,700
7,576

3,616
60.8
3,569
7,575

3,271
59.4
2,938
7,836

3,059
55.5
2,537
8,328

3,114
52.1
2,916
8,437

3,047
55.4
3,031
8,410

3,339
58.4
3,434
8,270

3,604
63.0
3,604
8,224

3,810
69.3
3,996
7,942

3,898
68.1
3,999
7,792

2,356

1,743

1,865

2,446

2,485

2,416

1,817

2,261

1,853

2,110

2,381

2,193

2,355

2,474
2,138

2,828
1,555

2,757
1,591

2,306
2,013

2,680
2,705

2,730
2,672

2,477
2,292

2,749
2,159

1,883
2,148

1,904
1,866

2,109
2,039

2,189
2,085

2,274
2,171

1,996
77.7
4,135

1,567
61.0
5,053

1,920
74.8
4,787

81.4
3,358

2,584
100.7
3,450

2,339
91.1
3,618

2,067
80.6
3,735

1,965
76.6
3,753

1,978
77.1
3,045

1,913
74.5

2,127
82.9
3,916

81.3
3,954

2,250
87.6
4,009

16, 428

13,909

14, 526

14,404

16, 593

15,909

16,112

17, 276

13,857

16, 057

19, 455

19,192

16, 244

1,390
159

1,706
202

11,476
71, 800

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbl_.
Production
thous. of bbl_.
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of bbl__
Stocks, finished, end of month.thous. of bbl__
Stocks, clinker, end of month.thous. of bbl_.
GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers:#
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of gross..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross..
Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns..
Unfilled, end of month
number of turns..
Production
number of turns..
Shipments:
Total
number of turns..
Percent of full operation
Stocks, end of month
number of turns..
Plate glass, polished, production f
thous. of sq. ft..
GYPSUM*
Crude (quarterly):
Imports
short tons..
Production
short tons..
Shipments (uncalcined)
short tons..
Calcined (quarterly):
Production.
short tons..
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board, plaster (and lath).thous. of sq. ft..
Board, wall
thous. of sq. ft..
Cement, Keenes
short tons..
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded, gauging, finish, etc
short tons.
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing plants, etc
short tons..
Tile, partitition
thous. of sq. ft.

170,613
566, 719
161, 786

124, 302
498,765
140,363

8,098
355,875
93, 338

416, 709

345,826

310, 448

72,957
62, 250
5,642

66,969
62,886
5,716

57,818
60,361
5,768

293,984

235, 111

205, 353

35,892
2,420

34, 814
2,420

38,834
2,716

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity..
Value

short tons.
thous. of dol.

975
110

581
76

713
91

1,105
138

1,050
146

47,223
45, 575 55,663
45, 069 31,361
28, 480 21,952
341, 833 341,509 329, 489 335,104 337, 465 330, 262 327,112

318,059

1,027
124

1,267
149

1,509
179

211

215

TILE
Hollow building tile:*
Shipments
Stocks
a

short tons.
short tons.

43,196
335,114

68,536 I « 78,774 t 89,294
310,262 i "312,141
311,730

Revised.
i Discontinued by reporting soarce.
* New series. Earlier data not published on illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 {.except production and percent of capacity); for earlier data see p . 20 of the J u n e
1933 issue, face brick, machine production. Series on common and vitrified paving brick and tile beginning J a n u a r y 1934 were shown on p . 20 of the J u n e 1935 issue. For
earlier data on gypsum see p . 20 of the January 1933 issue.
t Adjusted for degrading and year-end physical inventories
t Data on plate glass represent the total output of the industry. Complete figures for the months of 1932 were shown on p . 52 of the March 1933 issue, for 1933 on
p. 52 of t h e March 1934 issue, and for 1934 revisions p . 56 of the March 1936 i8sue.
# M o n t h l y series on glass containers for 1934 and 1935 are not comparable with those of earlier years due to increase of number of firms reporting to 44. Shipments of the
44 firms for the year of 1933 amounted to 33,048, 747, compared with 23,511,963 for the 30 firms reporting for the same year. Comparable statistics on shipments for the
companies, now reporting b y years, from 1928 to 1933, inclusive, were as follows (in gross): 1928, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,896; 1930, 31,905,933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949;
and 1933, 33,048,747. D a t a are not available for this period on production and stocks, nor are monthly figures on shipments available. I t m a y be noted from the trend
of these data t h a t t h e m o n t h l y figures prior to 1934 had a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series. D a t a for 1934 revised;
see p . 52 of the M a y 1935 issue; for 1935 revisions see p . 56 of the June 1936 issue.

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together with explanatory footnotes and references to the sources of the data, may be found
In the 1932 Annual Supplement to the Survey

1936
August

October 1936

1935

1936

Decem- January
August SeptemOctober November
ber
ber

February

March

April

May

June

July

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BEICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, red, N. Y.
dol. per thous. _
Shipments*
thous. of brick..
Stocks*.
thous. of brick..
Face brick (average per plant):
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production (machine)* thous, of brick..
Shipments
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of monthj
thous. of brick..
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production
thous. of brick..
Shipments by rail
_thous. of brick..
Shipments by truck......-thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of brick..
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments*
thous. of brick..
Stocks*
..thous. of brick..

"9.50
95,940
381, 532

9.50
91,127

9.50
117,031
423,651

322
320
300
2,126

291
351
277
2,168

294
348
311
2,223

354
322
235
2,334

.562
309
147
2,485

747
179
95
2,385

833
172
66
2,477

0)
0)
0)
0)

0)
0)
0)
0)

0)
0)
0)
(0

0)
0)
0)
0)

0)
0)
0)
0)

1,012
1,974
144
1,873
1,921

720
2,396
44
1,894
2,202

390
2,115
129
1,927
2,164

400
1,399
83
1,280
2,185

1,225
1,274
33
896
2,451

1,690
486
36
714
2,046

7,965
1,032
29
1,085
2,285

7,928
% 220
186
2,129
1,600

1,753
1, 449
143
1,688
1,103

1,380
2,278
137
2,163
1,084

2. 945
3,690
264
3,235
1,340

2,100
3,427
197
2.896
1,812

9,173
81, 447

5,115
81,344

5,454
79, 753

6,178
79,468

4,715
81,191

3,892
79,730

2,052
79, 677

4,856
79, 408

7, 858
76, 073

8,972
75,447

11,476
71, 800

10, 920
68, 596

1.667
12, 525
56.2
12, 560
18, 950
4,931

1.667
7, 235
31.8
8,105
22,415
6,779

1.667
7,173
32.6
7,799
21, 783
6,368

1.667
7,510
33.1
8,794
20, 501
5,891

1.667
7,093
32.2
5,976
21,613
5,607

22, 908
5,226

1.667
3,630
16.1
3,889
22, 686
5,214

1.667
3, 454
16.4
3,156
22,971
5,590

1. 667
5,283
23.4
7,138
21,126
5,625

1.667
8,519
39.2
9,089
20, 571
5,328

1.667
10, 985
48.9
11,121
20, 431
5,071

1. 667
11. 273
52.3
12,417
19, 281
4,912

1.667
11,446
51.3
11,766
;
18, 975
° 5, 079

4,403
77.0
4,346
7,422

3,825
64.3
3,748
8,239

3,102
58.7
3,700
7,576

3,616
60.8
3,569
7,575

3,271
59.4
2,938

3,059
55.5
2,537
8,328

3,114
52.1
2,916
8,437

3,047
55.4
3,031
8,410

3, 339
58.4
3,434
8,270

3,604
63.0
3,604
8,224

3,810
69.3
3, 996
7,942

3,898
68.1
3,999

3. 844
67.2
4,179
7,488

10.50

0)
0)
0)

9.50
9.50
9.50
9.50
9.50
9.50
10.50
10.50
95,673 73, 586 56, 471 44, 736 109, 641 154,473 171,418 472, 892
424, 737 426, 550 417, 482 405, 866 363, 932 322, 7i9 335,768 '368, 638

10.50
168, 629
396, 564

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbl_.
Productionthous. of bbl_.
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of bbl_.
Stocks, finished, end of month.thous, of bbl_.
Stocks, clinker, end of month-thous. of bbl..

1.667
5,803
25.6
4,514

GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers :#
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of gross..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross..
Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns..
Unfilled, end of month
number of turns..
Production
number of turns,.
Shipments:
Total
number of turns..
Percent of full operation
Stocks, end of month
number of turns..
Plate glass, polished, production t
thous. of sq. ft_.

2,594

1,865

2,446

2,485

2,416

1,817

2,261

1,853

2,110

2,381

2,193

2, 355

2,356

2,620
2,154

2,757
1,591

2,306
2,013

2,680
2,705

2,730
2,672

2,477
2, 292

2,749
2,159

1,883
2,148

1,904
1,866

2,109
2,039

2,189
2,085

2,274
1,171

2,474
2,138

2, 374
92.5
3,123

1,920
74.8
4,787

2,088
81.4
3,358

2,584
100.7
3,450

2,339
91.1
3,618

2,067
80.6
3,735

1,965
76.6
3, 753

1,978
77.1
4,045

1,913
74.5
3,887

2,127
82.9
3,916

2,086
81.3
3,954

2,250
87.6
4,009

1,996
77.7
4,135

18, 710

14. 526

14,404

16,593

15,909

16,112

17, 276

13,857

16,057

19,455

19,192

16,244

16, 428

975
110

GYPSUM*
Crude (quarterly):
Imports...
short tons..
Production
short tons..
Shipments (uncalcined)
_.short tons..
Calcined (quarterly):
Production.
short tons..
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board, plaster (and lath).thoue. of sq. ft..
Board, wall...
thous. of sq. ft..
Cement, Keenes
short tons..
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded, gauging, finish, e t c —
short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing plants, etc
short tons..
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft..

170,613
566, 719
161,786

124,302
498,765
140,363

355,875
93, 338

416,709

345, 826

310, 448

72,957
62, 250
5,642

66, 969
62, 886
5,716

57,818
60, 361
5,7<

293,984

235, 111

205,353

35,892
2,420

34,814
2,420

38,834
2,716

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value

short tons..
thous. of dol..

3,552
194

581
76

1,267
149

1,509
179

45, 575 55,663
45,069
341,509 329, 489 335,104

31,361
337,465

713
91

1,027
124

1,906
211

1,105
138

1,050
146

1,945
215

1,390
159

1,706
202

28, 480 21,952
330, 262 327,112

48, 330

68,536
310, 262

78,774
312,141

«89, 415
'311,830

TILE
Hollow building tile:*
Shipments ..„
Stocks
-

short tons..
short tons..

47,223
341,833

90,457
306, 698

l
« Revised.
Discontinued by reporting source.
* New series. Earlier data not published on illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 {except production and percent of capacity); for earlier data see p. 20 of the June
1933 issue, face brick, machine production. Series on common and vitrified paving brick and tile beginning January 1934 were shown on p. 20 of the June 1935 issue. For
earlier data on gypsum see p. 20 of the January 1933 issue.
t Adjusted for degrading and year-end physical inventories
t Data on plate glass represent the total output of the industry. Complete figures for the months of 1932 were shown on p. 52 of the March 1933 issue, for 1933 on
p. 52 of the March 1934 issue, and for 1934 revisions p. 56 of the March 1936 issue
# Monthly series on glass containers for 1934 and 1935 are not comparable with those of earlier years duo to increase of number of firms reporting to 44. Shipments of the
44 firms for the year of 1933 amounted to 33,048, 747, compared with 23,511,963 for the 30 firms reporting for the same year. Comparable statistics on shipments for the
companies, now reporting by years, from 1928 to 1933, inclusive, were as follows (in gross): 1928, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,896; 1930, 31,905,933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949;
and 1933, 33,048,747. Data are not available for this period on production and stocks, nor are monthly figures on shipments available. It may be noted from the trend
of these data that the monthly figures prior to 1934 had a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series. Data for 1934 revised;
see p. 52 of the May 1935 issue; for 1935 revisions see p. 56 of the June 1936 issue.

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November 1936

1935

Monthly statistics through December 1931,
together with explanatory footnotes and references to the sources of the data, may be found
In the 1932 Annual Supplement to the Survey

Noveru- Decem- January
ber
ber

February

March

August

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, red, N. Y.
dol. per thoiis..
Shipments*
thous. of brick..
Stocks*
.
thous. of brick..
Face brick (average per plant):
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production (machine)*
thous. of brick..
Shipments
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month}
thous. of brick..
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick_.
Production
thous. of brick_.
Shipments by rail
thous. of brick..
Shipments by truck.......thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month
thous. of brick..
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments*
.thous. of brick..
Stocks*
..thous. of brick..

10.50

9.50
91,127
394,988

9.50
9.50
117,031
95,673
423,651 ! 424,737

9.50
73, 586
426,550

0)

10. 50 ! 10. 50
170, 185 j 170, 115
398, 870 ! 409,028

J

J

I

!
C1)

10. 50
172, 892
368, 638

9.50 i
9.50 !
9.50 !
9.50 j 10.50
56,471 ! 44,736 ! 109,641 | 154,473 i 171,418
417,482 405,866 i 363,932 I 322,719 i 335,768

291 j
294
351
277
311
2,168 I 2,223

354
322
235
2,334

562
309
147
2,485

747
179
95
2,385

720
2,396
44
1,894
2,202

390
2,115
129
1,927
2,164

400
1,399
83
1,280
2,185

1, 225
1,274
33
896
2,451

1,690 !
486 |
36 I
714 |
2,046 j

5,115
81, 344

5,454
79, 753

6,178
79,468

4,715
81,191

1.667
7,173
32.6
7,799
21, 783
6,368

1.667
7,510
33.1
8,794
20, 501
5,891 j

1.667
7,093
32.2
5,976
21,613
5,607

1.667
5,803
25.6
4,514
22,908
5,226

3,059
55.5
2,537
8,328

3,114 | 3,047
52.1 |
55.4
2,916 | 3,031
8,410
8,437

833 i
172 !
66 |
2,477 |

0)
0)
0)
0)

0)
0)
0)
(0

CO
0)
0)
0)

0)
0)
0)
(0

7,965
1, 032
29
1, 085
2,285

7,928
2,220
186
2,129
1, 600

1,753
1,449
143
1,688
1,103

1,380
2, 278
137
2,163
1,084

2,945
3,690
264
3,235
1,340

2, 100
3 427
' 197
2,896
1,812

1,540
3, 921
201
3,377
1,939

3,892
79, 730

2,052 i
79,677

4,856 i
79,408 i

7,858
76,073

8,972
75, 447

11,476
71, 800

10, 9°0
«6S, 3S0

8,724
70, 683

1. 667
3, 630
16. 1
3,889
22, 686
5,214

1. 667
1.667
3, 454
5,263
23.4
16.4
3,156
7,138
22,971 i 21,126
5,590
5,625

1.667
8,519
39.2
9,089
20, 571
5,328

1.667
10,985
48.9
11,121
20, 431
5,071

1.667
11. 273
52.3
12,417
19, 281
4,912

1. 667
11,446
51.3
11,766
IS, 975
5,079

1.667
12, 535
50. 2
12, 560
a
18,920
4,931

3,339
58.4
3,434
8, 270

3, 604
63.0
3,604
8,224

3,810
69.3
3,996
7,942

3,898
68.1
3,999
7,792

3,844
67.2
4,179
7,488

4,403
77.0
4,346
7, 422

j
I
|
I

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0)
0)

c1)

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbL.
Production^.
tbous. of bbl__
Percent of capacity.-.
Shipments
thous. of bbL.
Stocks, finished, end of month.thous. of bbL.
Stocks, clinker, end of month-thous. of bbL.

1.667
12, 292
57. 1
12, 564
18, 648
4,748

GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers:#
Production....thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity...
_.
Shipments..
.
thous. of gross..
Stocks end of month
thous. of gross..
Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns..
Unfilled, end of month
number of turns..
Production
number of turns..
Shipments:
Total
...number of turns..
Percent of full operation
...
Stocks, end of month
number of turns
Plate glass, polished, production!
thous. of sq. ft..

3, 994
72. 6
4, 345
7,015

3,102
58.7 I
3,700
7,576

3,616
60.8
3, 569
7,575

3,271
59.4
2,938
7,836

2,899

2, 446

2,485

2,416

1,817 I

2,261 ! 1,853

2,110

2,381 i 2,193

2,355

2,356

2,594

2, 783
2,591

2,306
2,013

2,680
2,705

2,730
2,672

2,477
2,292

2,749
2,159

1,883 I
2,148 I

1,904
1,866

2,109
2,039

2,189
2,085

2,274
2,171

2, 474
2,138

2,620
2,154

2, 6S4
104. 6
3,056

2,ms

2,584
100.7
3,450

2, 339
91.1
3,618

2,067
80.6
3,735

1,965 i
76. 6
3, 753

1,978 !
77.1 !
4,045 I

1,913
74.5
3,887

2, 127
82.9
3, 916

2, 086
81.3
3, 954

2, 250
87.6
4,009

lj_996
4, 135

2,374
92.5
3, 123

19,455 ' 19,19^ ; 16,244 [ 16,428

18, 710

19, 553

81.4
3,358
14,404

16,593 j 15,909 I 16,112

170,613
566,719
161,786

124, 302
498,765
140, 363

17,276

i

13,857 i 16,057

GYPSUM*
Crude (quarterly):
Imports
_..short tons..
Production
.
short tons..
Shipments (uncalcined)
short tons..
Calcined (quarterly):
Production.
short tons..
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board, plaster (andlath).thous. of sq. ft...
Board, wall.
_
thous of sq ft..
Cement, Keenes
short tons..
Piasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded, gauging, finish, etc
short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mix
ing plants, etc
short tons...
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft...

416,709 ....

|

i 345,826

72,957 i
.._!
62,250 {..__
i
5,642 {

I 66, 969
! 62, 886
5,716

293,984
35,892 j
2,420 i

_._.|..

115, 944
96, 022
9, 676

i 205,353
!
i

; 163,479
727,720
! 221,330

!

! 559,247

57,818
60, 361
5, 768

j 34,814 I
| 2,420 j

.

.!

.j 310,448

235,111 i.
I

.:
i _
;

8, 098
I 355,875
1
93,338

368,638

j 38,834
j 2,716

50, 252
3,959

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity..
Value

short tons.
...thous. of doL

1,120
134

713
91

1,027
124

45, 575
341,509

55, 663
329,489

1,509
179

1, 906
211

31,361
337, 465

28, 480
330,262

1,105;
138 !

1,050
146

1, 945
215

1,390
159

48, 330
318,059

6S,536
310,262

312,141

1, 706
202

975
110

1,552
194

TILE
Hollow building tile:*
Shipments
Stocks

short tons..
.__-..short tons.

45, 069
335,104

21,952
327,112

89,415 I "90,521 \ 95,308
311,830 '300, 09* i 304, 55S

° Revised.
i D i s c o n t i n u e d by reporting source.
* N e w series
Earlier d a t a not p u b l i s h e d on i l l u m i n a t i n g glassware prior to J u l y 1932 i except production and pet cent of c a p a c i t y ) ; for earlier d a t a see p. 20 of t h e J u n e
1933 issue, face brick, m a c h i n e production. Series on c o m m o n a n d vitrified paving brick a n d tile beginning J a u n a r y 1934 were s h o w n on p. 20 of the J u n e 1935 issue. For
earlier d a t a on g y p s u m see p. 20 of t h e J a n u a r y 1933 issue
t Adjusted for degrading a n d year-end physical inventories
t D a t a on plate glass represent the total o u t p u t ot t h e i n d u s t r y
C o m p l e t e figures for t h e m o n t h s of 1932 were shown on p . 52 of the M a r c h 1933 issue, for '933 on
p. 52 of t h e M a r c h 1934 issue, a n d for 1934 revisions p. 56 of t h e March 1930 issue
# M o n t h l y series on glass containers for 1934 and 1935 are not comparable with those of earlier years due to increase of n u m b e r of firms reporting to 44. S h i p m e n t s of t h e
44 firms for the vear of 1933 a m o u n t e d to 33,048, 747, c o m p a r e d with 23,603,582 for t h e 30 firms reporting for t h e same year, C o m p a r a b l e statistics on s h i p m e n t s for t h e
companies, now r e p o r t i n g b y years, from 192S to 1933, inclusive, were as follows (in gross): 1928, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,8%; 1930, 31.905,933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949;
a n d 1933, 33,048,747
D a t a are not available for this period on production and stocks, nor are m o n t h l y figures on s h i p m e n t s available. It m a y be noted from the trend
of these d a t a t h a t t h e m o n t h l y figures prior to 1934 had a d o w n w a r d bias
Basis of e s t i m a t i n g c a p a c i t y was changed in c o m p u t i n g the new series
D a t a for 1934 revised"
see p . 52 of t h e M a y 1935 issue; for 1935 revisions see p . 56 of t h e J u n e 1936 issue.

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1935
Monthly statistics through December 1931, 1936
together with explanatory footnotes and refer- |
ences to the sources of the data, may be found ~ ,
Ortohflr
'•
Novem-1
Decem- January I FebruIn the 1932 Annual Supplement to the Survey | October U c t 0 D e r |
ber | ber
ary

December 1936
1936

April

March

May

June

July

P

August

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, red, N. Y.
dol. per thous. _
Shipments*
thous. of brick..
Stocks*
thous. of brickFace brick (average per plant):
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production (machine)* thous. of brick..
Shipments
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month*
thous. of brick. _
Sand-lime brick:
Orders, unfilled, end of mo.
thous. of brick..
Production
thous. of brick..
Shipments by rail...
.. thous. of brick..
Shipments by truck
.thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month
-thous. of brick..
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments*
thous. of brick..
Stocks*
thous. of brick..

10.50

0)
(0
C)
0)

9.50
117,031
423,651

9. 50
9. 50
95, 673
73, 586
424,737 I 426,550

9. 50
56,471
417, 482

!
9.50
10.50
154,473 171,418
322, 719 335,768

9.50
109,641
363.932

9. 50
44,736
405, 866

10.50
10.50 !
10.50
10.50
172,892 170, 135 '172,748 173,576
368, 638 398, 870 '417, 660 418, 267

294 i
348 !
311 i
2,223

354
322
235
2,334

I
\
I
!

562 I
309 i
147
2,485

747
179
95
2,385

833
172 I
66
2,477

0)
0)
0)
0)

0)
0)
0)
0)

0)
0)
0)
0)

(0
0)
0)
0)

0)
0)
0)
(0

(0
0)
(0
(0

0)
0)
0)
0)

390
2,115
129
1,927
2,164

400
1,399
83
1,280
2,185

!

1,225
1,274
33
896
2,451

1,690
486
36
714
2,046

7,965
1,032
29
1,085
2,285

7,928
2,220
186
2,129
1,600

1,753
1,449
143
1,688
1,103

1,380
2,278
137
2,163
1,084

2,945
3,690
264
3,235
1,340

2,100
3,427
197
2,896
1,812

1,540
3,921
201
3,377
1,939

1,535
2. 916
1^ 017
2, 199
1,835

5,454
79, 753

6,178
79, 468

4, 715
81,191

3, 892
79, 730

2,052
79, 677

4,856
79, 408

7,858
76, 073

8,972
75, 447

11,476
71,800

10,920
68, 380

8, 724
70,6S3

1.667
12, 470
56.0
13,089
18,119
4, 882

1.667
7,510
33.1
8,794
20, 501
5,891

1.667
7,093
32.2
5,976
21,613
5,607

1.667
5,803
25.6 I
4,514
22,908 i
5,226 |

1.667
3, 630
16.1
3,889
22,686
5,214

1.667
3,454
16.4
3,156
22,971
5,590

1.667
5,263
23.4
7,138
21, 126
5, 625

1.667
8,519
39.2
9,089
20, 571
5, 328

1.667
10, 985
48.9
11,121
20, 431
5,071

1.667
11. 273
52.3
12,417
19, 281
4,912

1. 667
11,446
51.3
11,766
18, 975
5, 079

1.667
1.G67
12, 535 12, 292
57.1
56.2
12, 560 12, 564
18,920 "18,738
a
4, 838
4,931

4, 250
72.2
4, 310
6,828

3,616
60.8
3,569
7,675

3,271
59.4
2,938
7,836

3,059
55.5
2,537
8,328

3,114
52.1
2,916
8,437

3,047
3,339
55.4 i 58.4
3,031 ! 3,434
8,410 : 8,270

3,604
63.0
3, 604
S.224

3,810
69.3
3,996
7,942

3, 898
68.1
3,999
7,792

3,844
67.2
4,179
7,48S

2,355 |

2,356

2,594 !

2,899

2,474
2, 138

2,620
2.154

2, 783
2,591

1, 996

2,374
92. 5
3,123

2, G84
104. 6
3,056

10, 800
71,655

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per
Production
thous. of
Percent of capacity
Shipments.._
_.thous. of
Stocks, finished, end of month.thous. of
Stocks, clinker, end of month.thous. of

bbl_.
bbl-.,
..
bbL.
bbl..
bbl..

I

GLASSWARE, ETC.
Glass containers:#
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of gross..
Stocks, end of month—.....thous. of gross..
Illuminating glassware:*
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns..
Unfilled, end of month
number of turns..
Production....
..number of turns..
Shipments:
Total
number of turns..
Percent of full operation
Stocks, end of month.... number of turns..
Plate glass, polished, production!
thous. of sq. ft..

20, 753

!
j
I
!

2,485 i

2,416 !

1,817 |

2,261

1,853

2,110

2,381

2,193 I

2, 680
2,705

2,730 i
2,672 I

2,477
2,292

2,749
2,159

1,883
2,148

1,904
1,866

2,109
2,039

2, 584
100. 7
3, 450

2,339 !

2,067
80.6
3,735

1,965
76.6
3,753

1,978
77.1
4,045

1,913
74.5
3,887

2 127
82.*9
3,916

2,189 I 2,274 !
2,085 j 2,171 i
2,086
2,250 I
81. 3
87.6 I
3,954 | 4,009

16,112

17, 276

13,857

16,057

19,455 j 19,192

.! 124,302
.j 498,765
_j 140,363

8,098 I
355,875
93, 338

!

J 345,826

310, 448

.; 66, 969
- i 62,886
5,716

57,818
60,361
5,768

235, 111

205,353

91.1 j
3,618 j

16,593 I 15,909

16,244

4,135

4,403
77.0
4,346
7,422

; 3, 994
I 72. 6
j 4, 345
; 7,015

16,428

18,710

19,553

975
110

1,552
194

1, 120
134

90, 521 "95,106
306,998 °303,043

89, 264
309,960

GYPSUM*
Crude (quarterly):
Imports...
_..short tons..
Production
..short tons..
Shipments (uncalcined)
short tons..
Calcined (quarterly):
Production
__
short tons..
Calcined products (quarterly):
Shipments:
Board, plaster (and lath)..thous. of sq. ft..
Board, wall
.__
thous. of sq. ft..
Cement, Keenes
short tons..
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded, gauging, finish, etc
.
.short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing plants, etc
short tons..
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft..

559,247

i

34,814 I...
2,420 ..._

I
!____

i 163,479
i 727,729
| 221,330

!
i
!

I 115,044
I
96,022
!
9,676

i

!

|

! 368,638

38,834
I 2,716

50, 252
3, 959

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value

-.short tons., j
thous. of dol..

982
120

1,027
124

1,267
149

1,509
179

1,906
211

1,105
138

1, 050
146

1,945
215

55,663
45,069 | 31,361 j 28,480
329, 489 335,104 337,465 I 330,262

21,952
327,112

48,330
318,059

68,536
310,262

1,390
159

1,706
202

TILE
Hollow building tile:*
Shipments
Stocks
a

short tons..
short tons..

78,774
89,415
312,141 I 311,830

l
Revised.
Discontinued by reporting source.
*New series. Earlier data not published on illuminating glassware prior to July 1932 (except production and percent of capacity); for earlier data see p. 20 of the June
1933 issue, face brick, machine production. Series on common and vitrified paving brick and tile beginning January 1934 were shown on p. 20 of the June 1935 issue. For
earlier data on gypsum see p. 20 of the January 1933 issue.
{Adjusted for degrading and year-end physical inventories.
tData on plate glass represent the total output of the industry. Complete figures for the months of 1932 were shown on p. 52 of the March 1933 issue, foi 1933 on
p. 52 of the March 1934 issue, and for 1934 revisions p. 56 of the March 1936 issue.
#Monthly series on glass containers for 1934 and 1935 are not comparable with those of earlier years due to increase of number of firms reporting to 44. Shipments of the
44 firms for the year of 1933 amounted to 33,048,747, compared with 23,603,582 for the 30 firms reporting for the same year. Comparable statistics on shipments for the
companies, now reporting by years, from 1928 to 1933, inclusive, were as follows (in gross): 1928, 31,943,016; 1929, 33,765,896; 1930, 31,905,933; 1931, 31,413,508; 1932, 26,947,949;
and 1933, 33,048,747. Data are not available for this period on production and stocks, nor are monthly figures on shipments available. It may be noted from the trend
of these data that the monthly figures prior to 1934 had a downward bias. Basis of estimating capacity was changed in computing the new series. Data for 1934 revised:
see p. 52 of the May 1935 issue; for 1935 revisions see p. 56 of the June 1936 issue.

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January 1937

1935
Monthly statistics through December 1935, to- 1936
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the source of the data may be found in the Novem- Novem- Decem- January
1936 Supplement to the Survey
ber
ber
ber

1936
February

March

April

June

May

July

August SeptemOctober
ber

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b . plant
dol. per thquSShipments
thous. of brick.
Stocks, end of month
do...
Face brick:*
Shipments
do__.
Stocks, end of month
do_-_
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
do....
Stocks, end of month
do._.

11.621
11.777
11.775
11.587
11.691 11.738
11.779
11.813
11. 599 11.599
11.685
95, 673 73, 586 56, 471 44, 736 109, 641 154,473 171,418 172,892 170,135 172, 748 173,723
424, 737 426, 550 417,482 405,866 363, 932 322, 719 335, 768 368,638 398,870 417,66€ •419,872

6,178
79,468

20,311
281,497
4,715
81,191

1.667
7,093
32.2
5,976
21,613
5,607

1.667
5,803
25.6
4,514
22,908
5,226

29,157
273,050

14,379
9,940 36,475 51,642
287,211 297,175 288, 835 278,152
3,892
2,052
7,858
4,856
79, 730 79,677 79,408 76,073

65, 694 67, 340 63,049
269,004 264,056 264,335

58,946
270,048

11.788
186, 933
429,845

58, 797
269,206

61,402
260, 239
11,614
68,319

8,972
75, 447

11,476
71, 800

10,920
68,380

8,724 10,800
70,683 ' 71, 400

1.667
10,985
48.9
11,121
20, 431
5,071

1.667
11,273
52.3
12,417
19, 281
4,912

1.667
11,446
51.3
11,766
18,975
5,079

1.667
12,535
56.2
12, 560
18, 920
4,931

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
_dol. per bbl.
Production
thous. of bbl.
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of bbL
Stocks, finished, end of month
do...
Stocks, clinker, end of month
do...

1.667
10, 968
50.9
8,962
20,086
5,140

1.667
3,630
16.1
3,889
22,686
5,214

1.667
3,454
16.4
3,156
22,971
5,590

1.667
5,263
23.4
7,138
21,126
5,625

1.667
8,519
39.2
9,089
20,571
5,328

1.667
12, 292
57.1
12, 564
18, 738
4,838

1.667
12,470
56.0
13,089
p
18,079
' 4, 980

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
Shipments
Stocks, end of month

.number of pieces_
do...
do

973, 750 464, 532 296, 348 245, 321 290, 290 361, 799 426, 292 482,953
964,479 408,064 282, 771 196,571 235,499 321,106 377,971 461,334
427,509 320,864 330, 402 361, 063 395, 041 425,365 455,938 458,916

555,949 722, 763 677,152
550,875 716, 715 650,883
443, 222 431, 774 428,162

792, 220 '938,135
747,459
908, 603
441,989
434,296

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
_.
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month__
thous. of gross-.
Illuminating glassware:
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns..
Unfilled, end of month
...do
Production
do
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month__
do
Plate glass, production
thous. of sq. ft..

3,880
74.2
3,611
7,006

3,271
59.4
2,938
7,836

3,059
55.5
2,537
8,328

3,114
52.1
2,916
8,437

3,047
55.4
3,031
8,410

3,339
58.4
3, 434
8,270

3,604
63.0
3,604
8,224

3,810
69.3
3,996
7,942

3,898
68.1
3,999
7, 792

3,844
67.2
4,179
7,488

4,403
77.0
4,346
7,422

3,994
72.6
4,345
7,015

4,250
72.2
4,310
6,828

3,093
2,919
3,049
2,924
3,104
13, 084

2,416
2,730
2,672
2,339
3,618
15,909

1,817
2,477
2,292
2,067
3,735
16,112

2,261
2,749
2,159
1,965
3,753
17, 276

1,853
1,883
2,148
1,978
4,045
13, 857

2,110
1,904
1,866
1,913

2,381
2,109
2,039
2,127
3,916
19, 455

2,193
2,189
2,085
2,086
3,954
19,192

2,355
2,274
2,171
2, 250
4,009
16, 244

2,356
2,474
2,138
1,996
4,135
16, 428

2,594
2,620
2,154
2,374
3,123
18, 710

2,899
2,783
2,591
2,684
3,056
19,553

3,433
3,057
3,106
3, 095
3,103
20, 753

GYPSUM (QUARTERLY)
Crude:
Imports
short tons..
Production
do
Shipments
do
Calcined, production
do
Calcined products, shipments:
Board, plaster, and lath
thous. of sq. ft..
Board, wall
do
Cement, Keene's
short tons..
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging
finish, etc
short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc
short tons..
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft..

3,887
16, 057

152, 449
498, 765
140, 363
345,826

7, 735
355, 875
93, 338
310, 448

169, 477
727, 729
221, 330
559,247

251, 668
863, 234
265, 849
617, 487

66,969
62, 886
5, 716

57,818
60, 361
5,768

115, 944
96, 022
9,676

147,818
83, 810
9,776

235, 111

205,353

34, 814
2, 420

38, 834

421, 740
52, 692
4, 946

50, 252
3,959

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value

short tons.
thous. of dol.

1,492
128

1,509
179

1,906
211

1,105
138

1,050
146

1,945
215

45, 069 31,361
335,104 337,465

28,480
330,262

21,952
327,112

48,330
318,059

68,536
310,262

1,267
149

1,390
159

1,706
202

975
110

'1,507
'189

1,120
134

120

90, 521 95,106
306,998 303,043

89, 264
309,960

92, 575
314,852

10,828
12,117
18,641

11, 566
12,235
17,972

TILE
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
Stocks, end of m o n t h .

short tons_
do...

78, 774 89,415
312,141 311,830

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs..
Shi pments
do.
Stocks, end of month
do.
COTTON
Consumption
thous. of bales,.
Exports (excluding linters)
do
Ginnings (total crop to end of month indicated)
thous. of bales..
Imports (excluding linters)
do
Prices:
To producer
dol. per lb._
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales..
Receipts into sight
do
Stocks, end of month:
Domestic, total
do
Mills
do,...
Warehouses
do
World visible supply, total
do
American cotton
do

10,293 | 8,918 10, 099
10, 231
8, 648 8,487
17,319
17,547
19, 261
627
690

512
1,135

11,494
9

9,357

.120
.122
12, 400
2,236

.115
.120
2,315

10,211
1,792
8,418
8,151
6,271

9,978
1,349
8,629
7,697
6,383

500

9, 252
8, 662
19, 951

590
543

516
406

9, 755
13

10, 248
14

18

.114
.121
10, 638
1,332

.111
.119

110
116

9,820
1,431
8,389
7,768
6,363 i

819
9,281
1,436
7,845
7,590
5,918

691
8,
1,
7,
7,
5,

653
405
248
385
591

9,832
10,420
19,464

10, 201
10,176
19,589

9, 270
9, 379
19, 581

9,479
8,847
20,314

9,983
9,322
20,975

10 111
11 156
19, 930

577
353

531
352

555
298

607
156

574
182

630
570

10, 420
16

13

20

12

41
20

1, 374
13

6,031
9

.109
.114

.112
.117

112
117

.114
.120

.126
.132

122
123

.125
.123

.122
.123

551
405

496
7,907
1,337
6,570
6,825
4, 992

381

437
7,179
1,190
5,990
6,540
4,574

r

6,
1,
5,
6,
4,

329
090
239
025
121

310
5,514
989
4,524
5,423
3,579

646
861

201

808

2,910

3, 510

4,834
897
3,938
4,899
3,091

5, 089
752
4, 337
4, 748
2, 986

7,655
849
6,806
6,378
4,578

9,431
1,403
8, 028
7, 679
5,845

Revised.
*New series. Data on face brick shipments and stocks, compiled by the U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, supersede those shown previously,

which
not been available since February 1936. Data back to January 1934 will appear in a subsequent issue.
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February 1937

1935
Monthly statistics through December 1935, to- 1936
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the source of the data may be found in the Decem- Decem- January
ber
ber
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1936

February

March

April

May

June

July

October NovemAugust September
ber

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thousShipments
thous. of brickStocks, end of month.
do-_.
Face brick:*
Shipments
do-._
Stocks, end of month
do-.Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
..do...
Stocks, end of month
...do-.-

11,818

11.777
11. 788
11.775
11.813
11.779
11.691
11.738 11.777
11.685
11,621
11.599
11.599
162, 490
73, 586 56,471 44, 736 109, 641 154, 473 171,418 172,892 170,135 172, 748 173, 723 189,104
443,
889
•433,
730
426,550 417,482 405,866 363, 932 322, 719 335, 768 368,638 398,870 417,660 419, 872
46,842
'
60,
877
58, 797
14,379
9,940 36, 475 51, 642 65,694 67,340 63,049 58,946
20,311
'269, 685 275,186
281,497 287, 211 297,175 288,835 278,152 269,004 264,056 264,335 270,048 269,206
9,634
8,724 10, 800 11, 614
8,972 11,476
10,920
7,858
3,892
2,052
4,856
4,715
65,850
71,400 68, 319
75, 447 71, 800 68,380 70,683
79, 730 79,677 79,408 76,073
81,191

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
_dol. per bbL
Production
_.thous. of bbL
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of bbL
Stocks, finished, end of month
do--_
Stocks, clinker, end of month
do...

1.667
8,971
40.3
6,246
22, 842
5,605

1.667
5,803
25.6
4,514
22,908
5,226

1.667
3,630
16.1
3,889
22, 686
5,214

1.667
3,454
16.4
3,156
22,971
5,590

1.667
5,263
23.4
7,138
21,126
5,625

1.667
8,519
39.2
9,089
20,571
5,328

1.667
10,985
48.9
11,121
20,431
5,071

1.667
11,273
52.3
12,417
19, 281
4,912

1.667
11,446
51.3
11,766
18,975
5,079

1.667
12,535
56.2
12, 560
18, 920
4, 931

1.667
12,470
56.0
13,089
18,079
4,980

1.667
r 10,977
50.9
r 8,942
' 20,117
' 5,180

792, 220 938,135
747, 459 908, 603
441, 989 434, 296

973, 750
964, 479
427, 509

1.667
12, 292
57.1
12, 564
18, 738
4,838

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
Shipments
Stocks, end of month

number of pieces.. 726,183 296, 348 245, 321 290, 290 361, 799 426, 292 482,953
679, 623 282, 771 196,571 235,499 321,106 377,971 461,334
do
d o — 442, 507 330, 402 361, 063 395, 041 425,365 455, 938 458,916

555,949 722, 763 677,152
550, 875 716, 715 650,883
443, 222 431, 774 428,162

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production...
_.
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
_.
Shipments
do—
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross..
Illuminating glassware:
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns..
Unfilled, end of month
do
Production.
do—
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
_do—
Plate glass, production
thous. of sq. ft..

4,033
71.2
3,675
7,291

3, 059
55.5
2,537
8, 328

3,114
52.1
2,916
8,437

3,047
55.4
3,031
8,410

3,339
58.4
3, 434
8,270

3,604
63.0
3,604
8,224

3,810
69.3
3,996
7,942

68.1
3,999
7, 792

3,844
67.2
4,179
7,488

4,403
77.0
4,346
7,422

3,994
72.6
4,345
7,015

4,250
72.2
4,310
6,828

3,880
74.2
3,611
7,006

2,891
2,797
3,299
3,013
3,296
7,371

1,817
2,477
2,292
2,067
3,735
16,112

2,261
2,749
2,159
1,965
3,753
17, 276

1,853
1,883
2,148
1,978
4,045
13, 857

2,110
1,904
1,866
1,913
3,887
16, 057

2,381
2,109
2,039
2,127
3,916
19, 455

2,193
2,189
2,085
2,086
3,954
19,192

2,355
2,274
2,171
2, 250
4,009
16, 244

2,356
2,474
2,138
1,996
4,135
16, 428

2,594
2,620
2,154
2,374
3,123
18, 710

2,899
2,783
2,591
2,684
3,056
19,553

3,433
3,057
3,106
3,095
3,103
20, 753

3,093
2,919
3,049
2,924
3,104
13,084

120

1.492
128

GYPSUM (QUARTERLY)
Crude:
Imports
short tons..
Production
do
Shipments
do
Calcined, production
do
Calcined products, shipments:
Board, plaster, and lath
thous. of sq. ft..
Board, wall
do
Cement, Keene's
short tons..
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging
finish, etc
short tons.
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc
short tons.
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft_.

152, 449
498, 765
140, 363
345, 826

7,735
355, 875
93, 338
310, 448

169, 477
727, 729
221, 330
559, 247

251, 668
863, 234
265, " "
617, 487

66,969
62, 886
5,716

57, 818
60, 361
5,768

115, 944
96, 022
9,676

147,818
83, 810
9,776

235, 111

205,353

368, 638

421, 740

34, 814
2,420

38, 834
2,716

50, 252
3,959

52, 692
4,946

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
QuantityValue

_.

short tons.
___thous. of dol.

1,372
171

1,509
179

211

1,105
138

1,050
146

1,945
215

1,706
202

975
110

1,507
189

78, 774 89,415
312,141 311,830

90,521
306,998

95,106
303,043

9,479
8,847
20,314

9,983
9,322
20,975

10,111
11,156
19,930

1,390
159

1,120
134

TILE
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
Stocks, end of month

short tons,
do

31,361
337,465

28,480
21,952
330, 262 327,112

48,330 68,536
318, 059 310,262

89,264 ' 92, 643
309,960 315,242

71,975
332, 980

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
.thous. of dozen pairs..
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do

8,918
8,648
17,547

10,099
8,487
19,261

9,252
8,662
19,951

9,832
10,420
19,464

10, 201
10,176
19, 589

9,270
9,379
19,581

10,828
12,117
18,641

11, 566
12, 235
17,972

10,716
10, 846
17, 842

COTTON
693
574
646
627
Consumption
thous. of bales,.
551
577
531
555
607
500
590
516
630
352
182
861
690
Exports (excluding linters)
do
594
406
405
156
543
353
570
298
886
Ginnings (total crop to end of month indicated)
11,494
thous. of bales. . 11,705
41
1,374
9,880
10, 420
9,755
10, 248
6,031
12
Imports (excluding linters)...
do
16
14
20
20
18
16
13
13
10
13
9
Prices:
.122
. 123
.110
.112
.112
.122
.120
To producer
dol. per l b . .
.114
.126
.114
.111
.109
.125
.132
.122
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do....
.114
.128
.121
.120
.123
.116
.117
.117
.123
.119
.123
Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales.. 12, 407 10, 638
Receipts into sight
.do
1,149
1,332
691
496
437
381
310
201
808
3,510
2,236
819
2,910
Stocks, end of month:
10,211
9,790
4,834
Domestic, total
do
8,653
7,179
6,329
5,089
9,431
9,820
7,907
5,511
7, 655
9,281
1,792
Mills
do._2,001
1,405
1,190
1,090
897
1,403
1,431
1,337
989
752
849
1,436
Warehouses
do
7,248
5,990
5,239
8,028
8,418
7,788
8,389
6,570
4,524
3,938
6,806
7,845
4,337
7,385
6,540
6,025
7,679
World visible supply, total
do
7,768
6,825
5,423
6,378
8,151
8,002
7,590
4,899
4,748
5,591
4,574
4,121
5,845
American cotton
do
6,363
4,992
3,579
4,578
5,918
6,271
6,038
3,091
2,986
r
Revised.
* New series. Data on face brick shipments and stocks, compiled by the U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, supersede those shown in the Survey
prior to the January 1937 issue, which have not been available since February 1936. Data back to January 1934 will appear in a subsequent issue.

Digitized for FRASER
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March 1937

53

SUEVEY OF CUERENT BUSINESS

March 1937

Monthly statistics through December 1935, to- 1937
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the source of the data may be found in the January January
1936 Supplement to the Survey

1936
February

March

April

May

June

July

DecemOctober NovemAugust September
ber
ber

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thous Shipments
thous. of brick.
Stocks, end of month
do___
Face brick:*
Shipments
_.do__Stocks, end of month
do
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
_
.do...
Stocks, end of month
do...

11. g

11.685
11.691
11.738
11.777
11. 599 11.599
56,471
44, 736 109, 641 154,473 171,418 172,892
417,482 405,866 363,932 322, 719 335, 768 368,638
14,379
9,940
287, 211 297,175
3,892
2,052
79,677
79,730

36,475
288,835
4,856
79,408

51,642
278,152
7,858
76,073

65, 694 67, 340
269,004 264,056
8,972
75, 447

11,476
71, 800

11.779
170,135
398,870

11.813
11.775
172, 748 173,723
417,660 419,872

11.788
11.777
189,104 163, 246
433, 730 450,194

11.818
141,080
456, 543

63,049
264,335

58,946
270,048

58,797
269,206

60,877 ' 46,991
269,685 276, 793

36,970
289, 657

10,920
68,380

8,724
70,683

10, 800
71,400

11,614 r 9, 738
68,319 ' 64,034

5,099
62, 554

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbL.
Production
thous. of bbL.
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of bbL.
Stocks, finished, end of month
do
Stocks, clinker, end of month
do—

1.667
6,633
30.4
4,678
24, 396
6,123

1.667
r 3, 650
16.1
r 3, 917
22,686
5,214

1.667
1.667
«• 3, 475 '5,311
16.4
23.4
r 3,177 r 7,186
22,971
21,126
5,590
5,625

1.667
1.667
1.667
r 8, 612 r 11, 104 • 11, 377
39.2
48.9
52.3
' 9, 182 r 11, 240 • 12, 521
20,571
20,431
19, 281
5,071
5,328
4,912

1.667
1.667
1.667
1.667
• 11, 503 • 12, 599 ' 12, 347 12, 470
56.0
56.2
51.3
57.1
" 11,823 ' 12, 624 " 12,619 13,089
18,079
18,975
18,920 18, 738
4,980
5,079
4,931
4,838

1.667
10,977
50.9
8,942
20,117
5,180

1.667
8,971
40.3
6,246
' 22,441
' 5, 564

792, 220 938,135
747,459 908,603
441,989 434,296

973, 750
964,479
427,509

726,183
679, 623
442, 507

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
.__
Shipments
Stocks, end of month

.number of pieces.. 793, 568 245, 321 290, 290 361, 799 426, 292 482,953
do
768,774 196, 571 235,499 321,106 377,971 461,334
do
416,742 361, 063 395, 041 425.365 455,938 458,916

555,949
550, 875
443, 222

722, 763 677,152
716, 715 650,883
431, 774 428,162

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
__do
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross..
Illuminating glassware:
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns..
Unfilled, end of month
do
Production
do
Shipments
_
do
Stocks, end of month
do
Plate glass, production
thous. of sq. ft..

4,039
71.3
3,881
7,393

3,114
52.1
2,916
8,437

3,047
55.4
3,031
8,410

3, 339
58.4
3, 434
8,270

3,604
63.0
3,604
8,224

3,810
69.3
3,996
7,942

68.1
3,999
7, 792

3,844
67.2
4,179
7,488

4,403
77.0
4,346
7,422

3,994
72.6
4,345
7,015

4,250
72.2
4,310
6,828

3,880
74.2
3,611
7,006

4,033
71.2
3,675
7,291

3,356
3,256
3,135
2,776
3,610
6,373

2,261
2,749
2,159
1,965
3,753
17,276

1,853
1,883
2,148
1,978
4,045
13,857

2,110
1,904
1,866
1,913
3,887
16,057

2,381
2,109
2,039
2,127
3,916
19,455

2,193
2,189
2,085
2,086
3,954
19,192

2,355
2,274
2,171
2, 250
4,009
16, 244

2,356
2,474
2,138
1,996
4,135
16,428

2,594
2,620
2,154
2,374
3,123
18, 710

2,899
2,783
2,591
2,684
3,056
19,553

3,433
3,057
3,106
3,095
3,103
20, 753

3,093
2,919
3,049
2,924
3,104
13,084

2,891
2,797
3,299
3,013
3,296
7,371

GYPSUM (QUARTERLY)
Crude:
Imports
.short tons..
Production
do
Shipments
do
Calcined, production
do
Calcined products, shipments:
Board, plaster, and lath
thous. of sq. ft..
Board, wall
_
do
Cement, Keene's
short tons..
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging
finish, etc
short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc
...short tons..
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft..

7,735
355, 875
93, 338
310,448

169,477
733,729
• 227,330
• 545,758

251,668
863, 234
265, 849
617,487

248,109
723,319
206, 586
523,389

57, 818
60, 361
5,768

• 116,259
r 96,097
9,676

147,818
83,810
9,776

134,962
82, 363
7,948

205,353

• 370,181

421, 740

340,463

50, 252
3, 960

52,692
4,946

47, 733
4,413

1

38, 834
2,716

r

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value.

short tons.
.--_thous. of dol.

827
104

1,906
211

1,105
138

1,050
146

1,945
215

1,390
159

1,706
202

975
110

1,507
189

1,120
134

28,480
330,262

21,952
327,112

48,330
318,059

68,536
310,262

78,774
312,141

89,415
311,830

90,521
306,998

95,106
303,043

89,264
309,960

982
120

1,492
128

1,372
171

92,643 '71,919
315,242 333,108

62,418
344,131

TILE
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
Stocks, end of month

short tons.
do...

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs.
Shipments
do...
Stocks, end of month
do...

10,099
8,487
19,261

9,252
8,662
19,951

COTTON
Consumption
___
-thous. of bales..
590
516
Exports (excluding linters)
do
538
543
406
Ginnings (total crop to end of month indicated)
thous. of bales.. 11,957
10, 248
Imports (excluding linters)
do
15
14
18
Prices:
To producer
dol. per lb_.
.124
.110
.111
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
.130
.119
.116
Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales..
Receipts into sight
_do
819
691
Stocks, end of month:
Domestic, total
...do .
9,281
8,653
Mills
do
2,066
1,436
1,405
Warehouses
do
6,779
7,248
7,845
World visible supply, total
do
7,812
7,385
7,590
American cotton
do i 5,525
5,591
5,918
r
Revised.
* New series. Data on face brick shipments and stocks, compiled by the
prior
to the January 1937 issue, which have not been available since February
Digitized for
FRASER

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

10,420
19,464

10,201
10,176
19,589

9,270
9,379
19,581

9,479
8,847
20,314

9,322
20,975

10,111
11,156
19,930

10,828
12,117
18,641

11, 566
12,235
17,972

10,716
10, 846
17, 842

551
405

577
353

531
352

555

607
156

574
182

646
861

627
690

1,374
13

630
570
6,031
9

10

11,494
9

.122
.123

.125
.123

.122
.123

.120
.122

10,420
16
.109
.114

.112
.117

20

12

.112
.117

.114
.120

.126
.132

496

437

381

310

201

7,907
1,337
6, 570
6,825
4,992

7,179
1,190
5,990
6,540
4,574

6,329
1,090
5,239
6,025
4,121

5,514
989
4,524
5,423
3,579

4,834
897
3,938
4,899
3,091

5,089
752
4,337
4,748
2,986

11,280
11,054
18,068

594

2,910

3,510

2,236

11, 705
16
.123
.128
12, 407
1,149

7,655
849
6,806
6,378
4,578

9,431
1,403
8,028
7,679
5,845

10, 211
1,792
8,418
8,151
6,271 i

9,790
2,001
7, 788
8,002
6,038

U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, supersede those shown in the Survey
1936. Data back to January 1934 will appear in a subsequent issue.

April 1937

53

SURVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS

April 1937

Monthly statistics through December 1935, to- 1937
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the source of the data may be found in the February
1936 Supplement to the Survey

1937

1936
February

March

April

June

May

July

Decem- January
October NovemAugust September
ber
ber

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. perthous..
Shipments
thous. of brick
Stocks end of month
-- - do
Face brick:*
Shinments
- - do
Stocks end of month
do
Vitrified paving brick:

11.599
44,736
405,866

11.685
109,641
363,932

11.691
154,473
322,719

11.738
171,418
335,768

11.777
172,892
368,638

11.779
170,135
398,870

11.775
172, 748
417,660

11.813
173,723
419,872

11.788
189,104
433, 730

11. 777
163, 246
450,194

11.818
141,080
456, 543

11.889
107, 777
442, 209

9,940
297,175

36,475
288,835

51,642
278,152

65,694
269,004

67,340
264,056

63,049
264,335

58,946
270,048

58,797
269,206

60,877
269,685

46,991
276, 793

36,970
289, 657

30, 435
298, 784

2,052
79,677

4,856
79,408

7,858
76,073

8,972
75,447

11,476
71,800

10,920
68,380

8,724
70,683

10, 800
71,400

11,614
68,319

9,738
64,034

5,099
62, 554

3,146
61, 369

1.667
5,837
29.6
5,163
25, 069
6,795

1.667
3,475
16.4
3,177
22,971
5,590

1.667
5,311
23.4
7,186
21,126
5,625

1.667
8,612
39.2
9,182
20,571
5,328

1.667
11,104
48.9
11, 240
20,431
5,071

1.667
11, 377
52.3
12, 521
19,281
4,912

1.667
11, 503
51.3
11, 823
18,975
5,079

1.667
12, 599
56.2
12, 624
18, 920
4,931

1.667
12, 347
57.1
12, 619
18,738
4,838

1.667
12,470
56.0
13,089
18,079
4,980

1.667
10,977
50.9
8,942
20,117
5,180

1.667
8,971
40.3
6,246
22, 441
5,564

1. 667
6,633
30.4
r 4, 680
r
24, 394
' 6,160

Bathroom accessories:
Production
.,
... .number of pieces.. 652, 251
Shipments
»
..do _ 633, 059
Stocks, end of month »_ __
do__._ 415, 324

290, 290
235,499
395, 041

361, 799
321,106
425.365

426, 292
377,971
455,938

482,953
461, 334
458,916

555,949
550,875
443, 222

722, 763
716, 715
431, 774

677,152
650, 883
428,162

792, 220
747, 459
441,989

938,135
908, 603
434,296

973,750
964,479
427, 509

726,183
679, 623
442, 507

793, 568
768, 774
416, 742

3,880
73.8
3,767
7,459

3,047
55.4
3,031
8,410

3,339
58.4
3, 434
8,270

3,604
63.0
3,604
8,224

3,810
69.3
3,996
7,942

3,898
68.1
3,999
7,792

3,844
67.2
4,179
7,488

4,403
77.0
4,346
7,422

3,994
72.6
4,345
7,015

4,250
72.2
4,310
6,828

3,880
74.2
3,611
7,006

4,033
71.2
3, 675
7,291

4,039
71.3
3, 881
7,393

2,473
2,894
2,849
2,688
3,935
18, 676

1,853
1,883
2,148
1,978
4,045
13, 857

2,110
1,904
1,866
1,913
3,887
16, 057

2,381
2,109
2,039
2,127
3,916
19,455

2,193
2,189
2,085
2,086
3,954
19,192

2,355
2,274
2,171
2, 250
4,009
16, 244

2,356
2,474
2,138
1,999
4,135
16,428

2,594
2,620
2,154
2,374
3,123
18, 710

2,899
2,783
2,591
2,684
3,056
19,553

3,433
3,057
3,106
3,095
3,103
' 20,843

r 3, 150
r 3, 102
' 3, G87
r 2,980
' 3, 236
13, 084

r 2,926
' 2, 953
r 3, 354
' 3,075
' 3,421
7,371

' 3, 515
3, 518
r 3, 193
* 2,830
r 3, 739
6,373

Stocks end of month

11. 941

do

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
-

-dol. per bbL.
thous. of bbl__

Shipments
-- - thous. of bbL.
Stocks finished end of month
. do
Stocks' clinker, end of month
do
CLAY PRODUCTS

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
Percent of capacity

thous. of gross..

Stocks, end" of month
thous. of gross..
Illuminating glassware:
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns_.
Unfilled, end of month
do .
Production
_. ._
do
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
. do _
Plate glass, production..
thous. of sq. ft..
GYPSUM (QUARTERLY)
Crude:
Imports
short tons
Production. _
_
do
Shipments
do
Calcined, production
_
_.do
Calcined products, shipments:
Board, plaster, and lath
thous. of sq. ft..
Hoard wall
do
Cement, Keone's
short tons
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging
finish pfo
short tons
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
olants, etc.
short tons,.
Tilp partition
thous of so ft

.

7,735
355, 875
93,338
310, 448

169,477
733,729
227,330
545,758

251,668
863, 234 - - - - - 265, 849
617, 487

248,109
723, 319
206, 586
523, 389

57, 818
60, 361
5,768

116,259
96, 097
9,676

147, 818
83,810
9,776

134,962
82, 363
7,948

205,353

370 181

421, 740

340, 463

38, 834
2,716

50, 252
3 960

52,692
4,946

47, 733
4 413

r

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value..

short tons
thous. of dol..

3 612
243

1,105
138

1,050
146

1,945
215

1,390
159

1,706
202

975
110

1,507
189

1,120
134

982
120

1,492
128

1,372
171

r 819
••103

21,952
327,112

48,330
318,059

68, 536
310,262

78,774
312,141

89,415
311,830

90,521
306,998

95,106
303,043

89,264
309,960

92,643
315,242

71,919
333,108

62,418
344, 131

51.297
349,103

9,983
9,322
•21,182

10,828
10,111
11,156
12,117
' 20,344 '19,263

TILE
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
Stocks, end of month

short tons..
do

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs.
Shipments._
do,__
Stocks, end of month__
do...

9,252
8,662
19,951

9,832
10,420
19,464

10, 201
10,176
19,589

9,270
9,379
19,581

COTTON
604
516
551
531
577
Consumption
_
thous. of bales..
352
406
405
463
353
Exports (excluding linters)
..do
Oinnings (total crop to end of month indicated)
10,420
thous. of bales..
16
Imports (excluding linters)
do
20
Prices:
.112
.124
.110
.109
.112
To producer
dol. per lb_.
.114
.131
.116
.117
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
.117
Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales..
Receipts into sight
do
652
496
437
381
Stocks, end of month:
8,022
8,653
7,907
7,179
Domestic, total
*
do
1,337
2,056
1,405
1,190
Mills
do....
1,090
6,570
5,990
5,966
7,248
5,239
Warehouses
do
6,825
6,540
6,025
7.457
7,385
World visible supply, total
do
4,992
4,574
4,121
5,591
American cotton
-do
i 4,984
r
Revised.
* New series. Data on face brick shipments and stocks, compiled by the U. S Department
prior to the January 1937 issue. Data beginning January 1934 will appear in a subsequent issue.

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9,479
8,847
20,314

607
156

12
.114
.120
310
5, 514
989
4,524
5,423
3,579

.126
.132

574
182

570

646
861

627
690

1,374
13

6,031
9

9,880
10

11,494
9

.122
.123

.125
.123

.122
.123

.120
.122

201

4,834
897
3,938
4,899
3,091

11, 566 10, 716 11,280
12,235
11,054
10,846
18,801 • 18,879 • 19, 312

5,089
752
4,337
4,748

2,910

3,510

2,236

7,655
849
6, 806
6,378
4,578

9,431
1,403
8,028
7,679
5,845

10, 211
1,792
8,418
8,151
6,271

693
594
11, 705
16
. 123
.128
12, 407
1,149
9,790
2,001
7,788
8,002
6,038

11,364
9,845
20,830
678
538
11,957
15
.124
.130
648
2,066
6,779
7,812
5,525

of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, supersede those shown in the Survey

May 1937

53

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Mav 1937

onthly statistics through December 1935, to- 1937
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the source of the data may be found in the March
1936 Supplement to the Survey

1937

1936
March

April

May

June

July

October Novem- Decem- January
August September
ber

February

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
!
Common brick;
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
|
dol. per thous-. | 11.915
Shipments
thous. of brick.. |
Stocks, end of month
do-.
Face brick:*
Shipments
do..
Stocks, end of month
do-.
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
_do_.
Stocks, end of month..
do..

11.685
109,641
363,932

11.813
11.691
11.775
11.738 ( 11.777
11.779
154,473 171,418 | 172,892 170,135 172, 748 173,723
322, 719 335, 768 368,638 398, 870 417,660 419,872

36,475
288,835
4,856
79,408

51,642
278,152
7,858
76,073

65,694
269,004

1.667
5,311
23.4
7,186
21,126
5,625

1.667
8, 612
39.2
9,182
20,571
5,328

1.667
11,104
48.9
11, 240
20, 431
5,071

67,340
63,049
264,056 264,335
8,972 11,476
10,920
75, 447 71, 800 68,380

58,946
270,048
8,724
70,683

11.788
189,104
433,730

11.941
11, 889
11. 777 11.818
163, 246 141,080 • 108,169 113,593
450,194 456, 543 444,247 413, 207

36,970 r 30,042
46,991
58,797 60,877
269, 206 269, 685 276, 793 289, 657 299,122
10,800 i 11,614
3,146
5,099
9,738
71,400 ! 68,319
64,034
62, 554 61, 369

29,125
298,498
3,412
58,981

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
-dol. per bbL.
Production
thous. of bbL.
Percent of capacityShipments
thous. of bbL.
Stocks, finished, end of month
do
Stocks, clinker, end of month
do

1.667
8,443
38.6
7,879
25, 623
7,543

1.667
11,377
52.3
12, 521
19, 281
4,912

1.667
11, 503
51.3
11,823
18,975
5,079

1.667
12, 599
56.2
12, 624
18,920
4,931

1.667
12, 347
57.1
12,619
18, 738
4,838

1.667
12,470
56.0
13,089
18,079
4,980

1.667
10,977
50.9
8,942
20,117
5,180

1.667
8,971
40.3
6,246
22, 441
5,564

1.667
1. 667
r 6, 616
5,837
30.4
29.6
5,163
' 4,689
24,304 >•r 25,059
6,160
6,788

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production.—
Shipments
Stocks, end of month

number of pieces.. 1,077,319
_do
1,092,424
do
397, 351

361, 799 426, 292 482,953 I 555,949 I 722,763 677,152 ; 792, 220 i 938,135973,750 726,183 793, 568
321,106 377,971 461,334 ! 550,875 716,715 650,883 j 747,459 I 908,603 964,479 679, 623 768, 774
425. 365 455,938 458,916 ! 443,222 431,774 428,162 441,989 434,296 427, 509 442, 507 416, 742

652, 25 L
633, 059
415,324

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity.
_
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month.
thous. of gross..
Illuminating glassware:
Orders:
New and contract
..number of turns..
Unfilled, end of month.
do
Production
do
Shipments..
do
Stocks, end of month
do
Plate glass, production..
thous. of sq. ft—

.4.198
71.0
4,461
7,145

3,339
58.4
3,434
8,270

20,743

2,110
1,904
1,866
1,913
3,887
16, 057

3,604 !
63.0 i
3,604
8,224
2,381
2,109
2,039
2,127
3,916
19, 455

3,810 3,898
69.3 68.1
3,996 I 3,999
7,942
7,792

3, 844
67.2
4,179
7,488

2,355
2,274
2,171
2, 250
4,009
16, 244

2,356
2,474
2,138
1,996
4,135
16, 428

2, 193
2 189
% 085
2, 086
3, 954
19, 192

4,403
3,994
4,250
77.0 ;
72.6 72.2
4,346 i 4,345
4,310
7,422 i 7,015
2,594
2,620
2,154
2,374
3,123
18,710 |

2,899 | 3,433
2,783
3,057
2,591
3,106
2,684
3,095
3,056
3,103
19,553 I 20,843

3,880
74.2
3,611
7,006

4,033
71.2
3,675
7,291

4,039
71.3
3,881
7, 393

3, 880
73.8
3, 767
7, 459

3,150
3,102
3,087
2,980
3,236
13,084

2,926
2,953
3,354
3,075
3,421
7,371

3,515
3,518
3,193
2,830
3,739
6,373

2,473
2,894
2,849
2,688
3,935
18,676

819
103

* 3, 645
••248

GYPSUM (QUARTERLY)
Crude:
Imports._.
short tons..
Production
do
Shipments.._
_
_
do
Calcined, production
do
Calcined products, shipments:
Board, plaster, and lath
thous. of sq. ft..
Board, wall
do
Cement, Keene's
_..short tons..
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging
finish, etc
short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc
short tons..
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft—

7,735
355, 875
93,338
310,448

169, 477
733,729
227,330
545.758

251,668
863, 234
265, 849
617,487

248,109
723, 319
206, 586
523, 389

57, 818
60, 361
5,768

116,259
96, 097
9,676

147,818 1
83,810 !
9,776 i

134, 962
82, 363
7,948

370,181

421,740 |.

50. 252
3,960

52,692!
4.946

205,353

I

38, 834
2,716

|

340,463
47, 733
4,413

T E R R A COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value-..

short t o n s . .
thous. of d o l -

1,060
127

1,050 I 1,945
146 i 215

1,390
159

1,706 !
202 I

975
110

1,507 ;
189

1,120
134

120

1,492
128

89,264 | 92,643
309,960 \ 315,242

71,919
333,108

1,372
171

TILE
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
Stocks, end of month

short tons..
do

48,330
318.059

68,536
310,262

78, 774 89,415
312,141 311,830

90,521
306,998

95,106
303,043

62,418 i '51,338 ! 51,811
344.131 ;»• 354, 608 \358, 088

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs..
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
..do

12,116
12,555
20,229

10,111
10,828
11,156
12,117
' 20.344 ' 19,263

11,566
10, 716
12, 235
10,846
18,801 "18,879

11,280
11, 054
•"19,312

11,364
9,845
20, 830

11,311
11,474
20, 667

COTTON
Consumption
thous. of bales..
779
574
646
627
693
630
664
678
Exports (excluding linters)._
do
182
861
690
538
463
468
594
570
Ginnings (total crop to end of month indicated)
thous. of bales.. 12,130
1,374
11,494
11, 705
6,031 I 9,880
11,957
Imports (excluding linters)
_..do
45
13
9
10
16
23
15
9
Prices:
To producer
dol. per lb_.
.135
.122
.122
.125
.123
.120
. 124
.124
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
.145
.123
.123
.123
.122
.128
.130
.131
Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales..
12 407
Receipts into sight
do
716
2,910
3,510
2,236 ' 1, 189
'708
"•642
Stocks, end of month:
Domestic, total
do
7,117
9,431
7,655
10, 211
9,790
8,846
8, 022
Mills.
_
...do
2,080
752
1,403
849
1,792
2,001
2,066
2, 056
Warehouses
do
5,037
4,337
6, 806 8,028
8,418
6. 779
7,788
5, 966
World visible supply, total
do
6,787
4,748
7,679
6,378
8,151
8,002
7,812
7, 457
American cotton
do
4, 348
2,986
5,845
4,578
6,271
6,038
5, 525
4,984
r
Revised.
• * Ne Y s r ries * D ^ ° - D f a c e b ^ i c k s h i P m e n t s and stocks, compiled by the U. S Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, supersede those shown in the Surrey
prior +to +the January 1937 issue. Data for period January 1934-October 1935 will appear in a subsequent issue.

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June 1937
Monthly statistics through December 1935, together with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the
1936 Supplement to the Survey

April

1937

1936

1937
April

May

June

July

Decem- January
October NovemAugust September
ber
ber

February

March

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. perthous..
Shipments
thous. of brick._
Stocks, end of month
do
Face brick:*
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do—

11.691
154,473
322, 719

11.738
171, 418
335, 768

11.777 11.779
172,892 170,135
368,638 398,870

11.788
11.775 11.813
172,748 173, 723 189,104
417,660 419,872 433,730

51, 642
278,152

65,694
269,004

67,340
264,056

63,049
264,335

58,946 58,797
270,048 269,206

7,858
76,073

8,972
75, 447

11,476
71,800

10,920

8,724
70,683

10,800
71,400

11,614
68,319

1.667
8,612
39.2
9,182
20,571
5,328

1.667
11,104
48.9
11, 240
20,431
5,071

1.667
11, 377
52.3
12, 521
19,281
4,912

1.667
11, 503
51.3
11, 823
18,975
5,079

1.667
12, 599
56.2
12, 624
18, 920
4,931

1.667
12, 347
57.1
12,619
18, 738
4,838

1.667
12,470
56.0
13,089
18,079
4,980

426, 292
377,971
455,938

482,953
461, 334
458,916

4,543
79.7
4,375
7,243

3,604
63.0
3,604
8,224

3,810
69.3
3,996
7,942

3,898
68.1
3,999
7,792

3,844
67.2
4,179
7,488

4,403
77.0
4,346
7,422

3,994
72.6
4,345
7,015

4,250
72.2
4,310
6,828

3,880
74.2
3,611
7,006

4,033
71.2
3,675
7,291

4,039
71.3
3,881
7,393

3,880
73.8
3,767
7,459

2,193
2,189
2,085
2,086
3,954
19,192

2,355
2,274
2,171
2, 250
4,009
16, 244

2,356
2,474
2,138
1,996
4,135
16,428

2,594
2,620
2,154
2,374
3,123
18, 710

2,783
2,591
2,684
3,056
19,553

3,433
3,057
3,106
3,095
3,103
20,843

3,150
3,102
3,C87
2,980
3,236
13, 084

2,926
2,953
3,354
3,075
3,421
7,371

3,515
3,518
3,193
2,830
3,739
6,373

2,473
2,894
2,849

21,956

2,381
2,109
2,039
2,127
3,916
19, 455

2,688
3,935
18, 670

20, 743

819
103

3,645
248

1,060
127

92, 643 71, 919 62,418 j 51,338
315,242 333,108 344,131 I354, 608

51,082
354, 210

79, 309
358,496

11,364
9,845
20,830

11,311
11,474
20,667

12,116
12,555
20, 229

678
538

664
463

779
468

11,957
15

23

12,130
45

.124
.130

.124
.131

.135
.145

12,030

60,877
269,685

11. 777 11.818
11.889
163,246 141,080 108,169
450,194 456, 543 444, 247

11.941
113,598
414,723

11.915
163,485
381,553

46, 991 36,970
276,793 289,657

30,042
299,122

r29, 094
296,411

46,820
304,290

9,738
64, 034

5,099
62, 554

3,146
61,369

' 3, 257
'59.133

4,038
57,691

1.667
10,977
50.9
8,942
20,117
5,180

1.667
8,971
40.3
6,246
22,441
5,564

1.667
6,616
30.4
4,689
24,394
6,160

1.667
5,837
29.6
5,163
25,059

1.667
8,443
38.6
7,879
25,623
7,543

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
-dol. per bbL.
Production
thous. of bbL.
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of bbLStocks, finished, end of month
do
Stocks, clinker, end of month
do

1.667

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production—
Shipments..
_
Stocks, end of month_

number of pieces.
do.._
do.._

555,949 722, 763 677,152 792,220 938,135
550, 875 716, 715 650, 883 747, 459 908,603
443,222 431,774 428,162 441,989 434,296

973,750 726,183 793,568 652, 251 1,077,319
964,479 679,623 768, 774 633,059 1,092,424
427, 509 442, 507 416,742 415,324
397,351

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
do.
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross_.
Illuminating glassware:
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns
Unfilled, end of month
do..
Production
do_.
Shipments
do..
Stocks, end of month
_
do..
Plate glass, production
thous. of sq. ft_.

4,198
71.0
4,461
7,145

GYPSUM (QUARTERLY)
Crude:
Imports.._
short tons..
Production
do
Shipments. _
do
Calcined, production
do
Calcined products, shipments:
Board, plaster, and lath
thous. of sq. ft..
Board, wall
do
Cement, Keene's
..short tons.
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging
finish, etc
short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc
short tons.
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft_.

169,477
733,729
227,330
545,758

251, 668
863, 234
265, 849
617, 487

248,109
723, 319
206, 586
523, 389

116,259
96,097
9,676

147, 818
83, 810
9,776

134,962
82, 363
7,948

370,181

421, 740

340, 463

50, 252
3,960

52, 692
4,946

47,733
4,413

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value.

short tons..
thous. of doL.

1,778
223

1,945
215

1,390
159

1,706
202

975
110

1,507
189

1,120
134

68,536
310,262

78,774
312,141

89,415
311,830

90,521
306,998

95,106
303,043

89,264
309,960

982
120

1,492
128

1,372
171

TILE
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
Stocks, end of month

short tons..
do.

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs. .
Shipmentsdo
Stocks, end of month-.
do

10,201
10,176
19,589

9,270
9,379
19,581

9,479
8,847
20,314

9,322
21,182

10,111
11,156
20,344

10,828
12,117
19,263

11,566
12,235
18,801

10, 716
10,846
18,879

11, 280
11, 054
19, 312

COTTON
Consumption
thous. of bales..
719
577
531
555
607
574
630
646
627
693
Exports (excluding linters)
do
373
352
353
182
156
570
861
690
594
Ginnings (total crop to end of month indicated)
thous. of bales. .
1,374
6,031
11,494
11, 705
Imports (excluding linters)
do
28
20
12
13
9
10
16
Prices:
To producer
_
dol. perlb..
.137
.112
.112
.114
.126
.122
.122
.125
.123
.120
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
.143
.117
.117
.120
.132
.123
.123
.123
.122
.128
Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales..
'12, 399
Receipts into sight
do
538
437
310
201
2,910
3,510
2,236
1,189
Stocks, end of month:
Domestic, total
do
6,201
7,179
6,329
5,514
4,834
5,089
9,431
7,655
10, 211
9,790
Mills.
do
1,987
1,190
1,090
989
897
752
1,403
849
1,792
2,001
Warehouses
do
4,214
5,990
5,239
4,524
3,938
4,337
8,028
6,806
8,418
7,788
World visible supply, total
do
6,540
6,294
6,025
5,423
4,899
4,748
7,679
6,378
8,002
8,151
American cotton
_.do
4,574
3,858
4,121
3,579
3,091
2,986
5,845
4,578
6,038
' Revised.
*New series. Data on face brick shipments and stocks, compiled by the U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, supersede
prior to the January 1937 issue. Data for period January 1934-October 1935 will appear in a subsequent issue.

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708

642

716

8,846
2,066
6,779

8,022
2,056
5,966
7,457
4,984

7,117
2,080
5,037
6,787
4,348

7,812
5,525

those shown in the Survey

July 1937

53

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July 1937
Monthly statistics through December 1935, together with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the
1936 Supplement to the Survey

May

1937

1936

1937
May

Tune

July

August 1
|

Se tem
bP
er

Decem- January
October November
ber

February

March

April

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. perthous.Shipments
thous. of brick-.
Stocks, end of month
do
Face brick:*
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
do—
Stocks, end of month
do

12.103

65,694
269,004

11. 788 11.777
189,104 163, 246
433, 730 450,194

11.779
170,135
398,870

11.775
172,748
417,660

11.813
173,723
419,872

67, 340 63,049
264,056 264,335

58,946
270,048

58, 797 60, 877
269,206 269, 685

276, 793

11.777
11.738
171,418 172,892
335, 768 368,638

11.889
11.818
141,080 108,169
456, 543 444,247

11.941 I 11.915
113,598 W 163,801
414,723 ('•386,919

36, 970 30,042
289, 657 299,122

29,094
296,411

8,972
75, 447

11,476
71,800

10, 920
68,380

8,724
70,683

10, 800
71,400

11,614
68,319

9,738
64,034

5,099
62,554

3,146
61, 369

3,257
59,133

1.667
11,104
48.9
11, 240
20,431
5,071

1.667
11, 377
52.3
12, 521
19,281
4,912

1.667
11, 503
51.3
11, 823
18,975
5,079

1.667
12, 599
56.2
12, 624
18,920
4,931

1.667
12, 347
57.1
12,619
18,738
4,838

1.667
12,470
56.0
13,089
18,079
4,980

1.667
10, 977
50.9
8,942
20,117
5,180

1.667
8,971
40.3
6,246
22, 441
5,564

1.667
6,616
30.4
4,689
24,394
6,160

1.667
5,837
29.6
5,183
25, 059
6,788

555,949 722, 763 677,152 792, 220 938,135
550, 875 716, 715 650, 883 747,459 908,603
443, 222 431, 774 428,162 441,989 434,296

973,750
964,479
427, 509

r

46, 667
297,654
4,038 |
57,691

12. 0.30
190, 632
385, 002
57,810
294,900
6, 716
56, 727

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbl
Production
thous. of bbl.
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of bbL
Stocks, finished, end of month
.do—
Stocks, clinker, end of month
do

1. 667
11,634
53. 2
11,890
25,491
7,550

1.667
8,443
38.6
7,879
• 25, 586
' 7, 554

1. 667
' 10,402
18.8
10, 205
' 25. 747
' 7, 544

726,183 793, 568 652, 251 1,077,319
679, 623 768,774 633,059 1,092,424
442, 507 416,742 415,324 397, 351

956, 547
885, 696
422,837

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
Shipments
Stocks, end of month

number of pieces.- [1,161,382 482,953
1,117,265 461,334
do.
395, 303 458,916
do_.

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross..
Illuminating glassware:
Orders:
New and contract
.number of turns..
Unfilled, end of month
do
Production
_do._..
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do
Plate glass, production
thous. of sq. ft—

4,844
88.4
4,795
7,215

3,810
69.3
3,996
7,942

3,898
68.1
3,999
7,792

3,844
67.2
4,179
7,488

4,403
77.0
4,346
7,422

3,994
72.6
4,345
7,015

4,250
72.2
4,310
6,828

3,880
74.2
3,611
7,006

4,033
71.2
3,675
7,291

4,039
71.3
3,881

3,880
73.8
3,767
7, 459

4,198
71.0
4,461
7,145

4, 543
79.7
4,375
7,243

2,907
2,848
3,152
2,658
4,965
19,437

2,193
2,189
2,085
2,086
3,954
19,192

2,355
2,274
2,171
2, 250
4,009
16, 244

2,356
2,474
2,138
1,996
4,135
16,428

2,594
2,620
2,154
2,374
3,123
18, 710

2,899
2,783
2.591
2,684
3,056
19,553

3,433
3,057
3,106
3,095
3,103
20,843

3,150
3,102
3,087
2,980
3,236
13, 084

2,926
2,953
3,354
3,075
3,421
7,371

3,515
3,518
3,193
2,830
3,739
6,373

2,473
2,894
2,849
2,688
3,935
18,676

2,711
2, 503
3,369
3,119
4,140
20,743

2,885
2.621
3, 278
2,864
4, 564
21,956

GYPSUM (QUARTERLY)
Crude:
Imports.._
.short tons..
Production
do
Shipments
do
Calcined, production
do
•Calcined products, shipments:
Board, plaster, and lath
thous. of sq. ft..
Board, wall..
do
Cement, Keene's
short, tons..
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging
finish, etc
short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc-,.
short tons..
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft..

169,477
733,729
227,330
545,758

251, 668
863, 234
265, 849
617,487

248,109
723, 319
206, 586
523, 389

26, 542
577,270
137,296
517,323

116,259
96, 097
9,676

147,818
83, 810
9,776

134,962
82, 363
7,948

p 1149,300
85,372
v 9,252

370,181

421, 740

340, 463

350,729

50,252
3,960

52,692
4,946

47, 733
4,413

' 56,114
p 4,374

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value.

short tons..
thous. of dol—

1,077
140

1,706
202

975
110

1,507
189

1,120
134

78, 774 89,415
312,141 311,830

90,521
306,998

95,106
303,043

89,264
309,960

1,390
159

120

1,492
128

1,372
171

819
103

1, 060
127

1,778
223

51,082 r 79, 793
354, 210 358,256

100,360
351,498

3, 645
248 I

TILE
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
Stocks, end of month

short tons.
do

92, 643
315,242

71,919 62,418
333,108 344,131

51,338
354,608

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs..
Shipments.
_
do
Stocks, end of month__
do

10,920
9, 757
21, 560

9,270
9,379
19,581

9,479
8,847
20,314

9,322
21,182

10,111
10,828
11,156
12,117
20,344 3 19,263

11, 566
12, 235
18,801

10, 716
10, 846
18, 879

11, 547
11, 376
20, 399

COTTON
574
Consumption
thous. of bales..
669
646
531
555
607
630
627
Exports (excluding linters)
do
324
352
182
861
156
570
690
298
G innings (total crop to end of month indicated)
thous. of bales. _
1,374
11,494
6,031
Imports (excluding linters)
do
13
20
12
10
Prices:
To producer
dol. perlb._
.114
.122
.112
.122
.129
.126
.125
.120
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
.120
.132
.133
.123
.123
.117
.123
.122
Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales—
Receipts into sight
do
381
337
310
201
2,910
3,510
2,236
Stocks, end of month:
Domestic, total
do
5,514
5,403
4,834
5,089
9,431
6.329
7,655
10, 211
9,790
6, 201
Mills
do..989
1,815
897
752
1,090
1,403
849
1,792
2,001
1, 987
Warehouses
do
4,524
3.588
4,337
5,239
3,938
8,028
8,418
6,806
7,788
4,214
World visible supply, total
do
5,423
5. 596
4,748
6,025
4,899
7,679
8,151
6,378
8,002
6, 294
3,361
American cotton
.do
2,986
4,121
3,579
3,091
6,271
5,845
6,038
4,578
3, 858
r
Revised.
Preliminary.
•New series, Data on face brick shipments and stocks, compiled by the U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, supersede those shown in the Survey
to the Januar;:y 1937 issue. Data lor period January 1934-October 1935 will appear in a subsequent issue.
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August 1937
Monthly statistics through December 1935, to- 1937
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the
June
1936 Supplement to the Survey

1937

1936
June

July

Decem- January
October NovemAugust September
ber
ber

February

March

April

May

12. 030
191,040
385,276

12.103
190,670
473,662

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thous.
Shipments.-thous. of brick.
Stocks, end of month
do—
Face brick:*
Shipments
_-.do..Stocks, end of month
do...
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
_
-do...
Stocks, end of month
do._.

11.777
172,892
368,638

11.779
170,135
398,870

11.775
172,748
417,660

11.813
173,723
419,872

11.788
189,104
433,730

11. 777
163,246
450,194

11.818
11.889
141,080 108,169
456, 543 444, 247

11.941
113,598
414,723

11.915
163,801
386,919

67,340
264,056

63,049
264,335

58,946
270,048

58,797
269,206

60,877
269,685

46,991
276,793

36,970 30,042
289, 657 299,122

29,094
296,411

46,667
297, 654

11,476
71,800

10,920
68,380

8,724
70,683

10,800
71,400

11,614
68,319

9,738
64,034

5,099
62, 554

3,146
61,369

3,257
59 133

1.667
11, 377
52.3
12, 521
19,281
4,912

1.667
11, 503
51.3
11, 823
18,975
5,079

1.667
12, 599
56.2
12, 624
18,920
4,931

1.667
12, 347
57.1
12,619
18,738
4,838

1.667
12, 470
56.0
13,089
18,079
4,980

1.667
10,977
50.9
8,942
20,117
5,180

1.667
8,971
40.3
6,246
22, 441
5,564

1.667
6,616
30.4
4,689
24,394
6,160

1.667
5,837
29.6
5,163
25,059
6,788

.number of pieces.. 1,071,120 555,949
1,005,581 550, 875
do
414,774 443,222
do

722, 763
716, 715
431,774

677,152 792, 220 938,135
650, 883 747,459 908,603
428,162 441,989 434,296

973,750
964,479
427,509

12.110

r

58, 214
297,426

62,035
309, 691

4,038
57, 691

6,716
56, 727

6,877
60, 271

1.667
8,443
38.6
7,879
25, 586
7,554

1.667
10, 402
48.8
10, 265
25, 747
7,544

1.667
11, 634
53.2
11,890
r
25, 502
' 7, 540

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
_dol. per bbl
Production
thous. of bbl
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of bbl
Stocks, finished, end of month
do..
Stocks, clinker, end of month
do._

1.667
11,163
52.8
12,649
24,015
7,370

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production.Shipments
Stocks, end of month.

726,183 793,568
679, 623 768,774
442, 507 416,742

652, 251 1,077,319
633,059 1,092,424
415,324 397,351

956, 547 1,161, 382
885, 696 1,117, 265
422, 837
395, 303

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production.
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
do.
Stocks, end of month.
thous. of gross..
Illuminating glassware:
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns..
Unfilled, end of month
do
Production
do
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month__
do
Plate glass, production..
thous. of sq. ft..

4, 939
87.1
5,152
6,981

68.1
3,999
7,792

3,844
67.2
4,179
7,488

4,403
77.0
4,346
7,422

3,994
72.6
4,345
7,015

4,250
72.2
4,310
6,828

3,880
74.2
3,611
7,006

4,033
71.2
3,675
7,291

4,039
71.3
3,881
7,393

3,880
73.8
3,767
7,459

4,198
71.0
4,461
7,145

4,543
79.7
4,375
7,243

4,844
88.4
4,795
7 215

2, 681
2,870
2,947
2,652
5,260
19, 392

2,355
2,274
2,171
2, 250
4,009
16, 244

2,356
2,474
2,138
1,996
4,135
16,428

2,594
2,620
2,154
2,374
3,123
18, 710

2,899
2,783
2,591
2,684
3,056
19,553

3,433
3,057
3,106
3,095
3,103
20,843

3,150
3,102
3,087
2,980
3,236
13,084

2,926
2,953
3,354
3,075
3,421
7,371

3,515
3,518
3,193
2,830
3,739
6,373

2,473
2,894
2,849
2,688
3,935
18,676

2,711
2,503
3,369
3,119
4,140
20, 743

2,885
2,621
3,278
2,864
4,564
21, 956

2,907
2,848
3,152
2,658
4, 965
19,437

GYPSUM (QUARTERLY)
Crude:
Imports
short tons_.
Production. _
do
Shipments..
do
Calcined, production
.do
Calcined products, shipments:
Board, plaster, and lath
thous. of sq. ft..
Board, wall
_
do
Cement, Keene's
short tons..
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging
finish, etc
short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc
short tons.
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft..

169, 477
733,729
227,330
545,758

251, 668
863, 234
265,849
617, 487

248,109
723, 319
206,586
523,389

26, 542
577.270
137,
517,323

116,259
96,097
9,676

147,818
83, 810

134,962
82, 363
7,948

149,300
85, 372
9,252

370,181

421, 740

340,463

350, 729

50,252
3,960

52,692
4,946

47, 733
4,413

56,114
4,374

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value.

..short tons.
thous. of dol.

916
128

1,706
202

975
110

1,507
189

89,415
311,830

90,521
306,998

95,106
303,043

1,120 i
134

120

1,492
128

92,643
315,242

71,919
333,108

1,372
171

819
103

3,645
248

1,060
127

62, 418 51,338
344,131 354,608

51,082
354, 210

79,793
358, 256

r

1, 750
223

1,077
140

100.3S1
351,509

96, 246
358, 019

TILE
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
Stocks, end of month

short tons.

89,264
309,960

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs..
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do

9,479
8,847
20,314

9,983
9,322
21,182

10,111
11,156
20,344

10,828
12,117
19,263

11,566
12,235
18,801

10, 716
10,846
18,879

11, 280
11,054
19, 312

COTTON
Consumption
.thous. of bales..
646
681
555
607
574
630
627
Exports (excluding linters)...
do
861
298
156
182
230
570
690
594
Ginnings (total crop to end of month indicated)
thous. of bales..
1,374
9,880
11,494
6,031
11, 705
Imports (excluding linters)
do
13
10
36
12
16
Prices:
To producer
dol. per lb..
.124
.122
.114
.126
.122
.125
.120
.123
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
.132
.123
.120
.127
.123
.122
.128
.123
Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales..
*> 12,399
Receipts into sight.
..do
310
201
1,189
3,510
305
2,910
2,236
Stocks, end of month:
Domestic, total
do
4,834
9,431
4,642
5,514
5,089
10, 211
7,655
9,790
Mills
do....
989
897
1,403
1,551
752
849
1,792
2,001
Warehouses...
.do
4,524
3,938
8,028
3,092
4,337
6,806
8,418
7,788
World visible supply, total
do
5,423
4,899
4,748
7,679
4,904
6,378
8,002
8,151
3,579
American cotton
do
2,986
3,091
4,578
5,845
2,837
6,038
6,271
T
Revised.
v Preliminary.
*New series. Data on face brick shipments and stocks, compiled by the U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the
irior to the January 1937 issue. Data beginning January 1934 are shown in table 34 on p. 20 of this issue.
Total crop.
Digitized for *FRASER

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

11,364
9,845
20,830

11,311
11,474
20,667

20, 229

11, 547
11, 376
20, 399

10,920
9,757
21, 560

678
538

664
463

779
468

719
373

669
324

11,957
15

23

.124
.130

.124
.131

12,116
12,555

12,l
28
.135
.145

.137
.143

.129
.133

708

642

716

538

337

8,846
2,066
6,779
7,812
5,525

8,022
2,056
5,966
7,457
4 r 984

7,117
2,080
5,037
6,787
4,348

6,201
1,987
4,214
6,294
3,858

5,403
1,815
3,588
5,596
3,361

Census, supersede those shown in the Survey

September 1937

SURVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS

September 1937
Monthly statistics through December 1935, together with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the
1936 Supplement to the Survey

July

1937

1936

1937
July

Decem- January
October NovemAugust September
ber
ber

February

March

April

May

June

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thous.
Shipments
thous. of brick.
Stocks, end of month
...do.-.
Face brick:*
Shipments. _.
do—
Stocks, end of month
do....
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
do...
Stocks, end of month
do.-_

12,125

11.788
189,104
433,730

11. 777
163, 246
450,194

11.818
11.889
141, 080 108,169
456, 543 444,247

11.941
113,598
414,723

11.915
163,801
386,919

12.030
191,040
385,276

12.103
191, 275
401,852

12.110
185, 769
434, 942

46,991
58, 797 60,877
269,206 269, 685 276,793

36, 970 30,042
289, 657 299,122

29,094
296,411

46, 667
297, 654

58. 214
297,426

' 62, 086
298,114

61, 248
298,916

3,146
61,369

3,257
59,133

4,038
57, 691

6,716
56, 727

6,877
60, 271

9,431
61,114

1.667
6,616
30.4
4,689
24, 394
6,160

1.667
5,837
29.6
5,163
25,059

1.667
8,443
38.6
7,879
'25,622
7,554

1.667
10, 402
48.8
' 10, 272
r 25, 751
7, 544

1.667
11, 634
53.2
11,890
'25,493
7,540

1.667
11,163
52.8
r
12,645
' 24, 011
7,370

11.779
170,135
398,870

11.775
11.813
172, 748 173,723
417,660 419,872

63,049
264,335

58,946
270,048

10,920
68,380

8,724
70,683

10, 800
71,400

11,614
68, 319

9,738
64,034

5,099
62, 554

1.667
11, 503
51.3
11, 823
18,975
5,079

1.667
12, 599
56.2
12, 624
18, 920
4,931

1.667
12, 347
57.1
12, 619
18, 738
4,838

1.667
12, 470
56.0
13,089
18,079
4,980

1.667
10,977
50.9
8,942
20,117
5,180

1.667
8,971
40.3
6,246
22, 441
5, 564

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbl.
Production
thous. of bbL
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of bbL
Stocks, finished, end of month
do—
Stocks, clinker, end of month
do--.

1.667
11, 597
53.1
12, 237
23, 371
6,895

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
Shipments
Stocks, end of month

number of pieces. 1,195.972
do
1,153,450
do... 374, 334

722, 763 677,152 792, 220 938,135 973,750
716, 715 650, 883 747. 459 908, 603 964, 479
431, 774 428,162 441,989 434,296 427, 509

726,183 793,568 652, 251 1.077,319
679, 623 768, 774 633, 059 1,092,424
442, 507 416, 742 415, 321 397,351

956, 547 1,161, 382 1,., 071,120
885, 696 1,117, 265 1, 005, 581
422, 837 395, 303
414, 774

GLASS PRODUCTS
Qlass containers:
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
_
do
Stocks, end of month
thous. of gross
Illuminating glassware:
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns..
Unfilled, end of month
do
Production
_ do—
Shipments
do—
Stocks, end of month
..do...
Plate glass, production..
thous. of sq. ft

4,978
86.9
4,647
7,259

3,844
67.2
4,179
7,488

4,403
77.0
4.346
7, 422

3,994
72.8
4,345
7,015

4,250
72.2
4,310

3,880
74.2
3,611
7,006

4,033
71.2
3,675
7,291

4,039
71.3
3,881
7,393

3,880
73.8
3,767
7,459

4,198
71.0
4,461
7,145

4, 543
79.7
4,375
7, 243

4,844
88.4
4,795
7,215

4,989
87.1
5,152
6,981

2,266
2,692
2,031
2,289
5,038
15, 345

2,356
2,474
2,138
1,990
4,135
16. 428

2,594
2,620
2,154
2,374
3,123
18, 710

2,899
2,783
2,591
2.684
3,056
19. 553

3,433
3,057
3,106
3,095
3,103
20,843

3,150
3,102
3, C87
2,980
3,236
13, 084

2,926
2,953
3,354
3,075
3.421
7,371

3,515
3,518
3,193
2,830
3,739
6,373

2,473
2,894
2,849
2.688
3,935
18, 676

2,711
2,503
3,369
3,119
4,140
20, 743

2,885
2,621
3,278
2,864
4,564
21, 956

2,907
2,848
3,152
2,658
4, 965
19, 437

2,681
2,870
2,947
2, 652
5,260
19, 392

GYPSUM (QUARTERLY)
Crude:
Imports
short tons..
Production
do
Shipments.do
Calcined, production.
.do
Calcined products, shipments:
Board, plaster, and lath
thous. of sq. ft..
Board, wall
do—
Cement, Keene's
short tons..
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging
finish, etc
short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc...
.short tons..
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft..

523, 389

26.
606,
148,
540,

542
523
756
500

299, 655
897,114
256,864
664, 616

134, 962
82, 363
7,948

149,337
' 88, 382
'9,181

187,896
107, 330
10, 563

340,463

'355,199

446,885

47. 733
4,413

'51,974
' 4, 964

63, 427
4,273

251,668
863, 234
265, 849
617, 487

248,109
723, 319

147, 818
83, 810
9,776

52, 692
4,946

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity
Value.

short tons.
thous. of dol.

1,105
125

975
110

1,507
189

1,120
134

982
120

1,492
128

1,372
171

819
103

3,645
248

1,060
127

1, 750
223

1,077
140

916
128

90,521

95,106
303,043

89,264
309,960

92, 643
315,242

71,919
333,108

62,418
344,131

51,338
354, 608

51, 082
354, 210

79,793
358J 256

100;381
351,509

96, 246
359, 881

85, 060
368, 866

TILE
HolJow building tile:
Shipments
_
Stocks, end of month

short tons_
do_._

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs..
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month.do

9,302
9, 381
23, 659

9,983
9,322
21,182

10,111
11,156
20,344

10,828
12,117
19,263

11, 566
12, 235
18,801

10,716
10, 846
18,879

11, 280
11,054
19, 312

r

11,364
9,845
20,974

COTTON
Consumption
thous. of bales..
583
607
574
646
627
630
693
678
Exports (excluding linters)
do
124
156
182
861
690
538
570
594
Ginnings (total crop to end of month indicated)
thous. of bales..
143
1,374
11,494
11, 705 11,957
6,031
Imports (excluding linters)
do
19
13
16
15
Prices:
To producer
dol. per lb._
.124
.122
.126
.122
.125
.120
.123
.124
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
.124
.132
.123
.123
.123
.122
.128
.130
Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales..
& 12, 399
Receipts into sight
_
do
175
201
'2,950
'3, 451 r 2, 245 1,190
'695
Stocks, end of month:
Domestic, total
do
4,098
4,834
9,431
10, 211
7,655
9,790
8,846
Mills.
..do....
1,290
897
752
1,403
1,792
849
2,001
2,066
Warehouses
do
2,808
3,938
4,337
8,418
8,028
6,806
6,779
7,788
4,361
World visible supply, total
do
4,899
4,748
8,151
7,679
6,378
7,812
8,002
2, 549
American cotton
..do
3,091
6, 271
2,986
5,845
5, 525
4,578
6,038
f
Revised.
•New series. Data on face brick shipments and stocks, compiled by the U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the
prior to the January 1937 issue. Data beginning January 1934 are shown in table 34 p. 20 of the August 1937 issue.
» Total crop.
Digitized for FRASER

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

11,311
11, 547 10, 920
12,116
9,759
11,474
12, 555 11, 376
• 20,954 • 20,659 • 20, 972 ' 22, 277
779
463
23

12,130
45

.124
.131

.135
.145

r

11, 254
9,936
23, 738
681
230

719
373

669
324
31

36

.137
.143

.129
.133

.124
.127

'622

'697

'519

'327

'295

8,022
2,056
5,966
7,457
4,984

7,117
2,080
5,037
6,787
4,348

6,201
1, 987
4,214
6, 294
3,858

5,403
1, 815
3,588
5, 596
3,361

4,642
1, 551
3, 092
4,904
2,837

Census, supersede those shown in the Survey

October 1937

53

SURVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS

October 1937

Monthly statistics through December 1935, to- 1937
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the August
1936 Supplement to the Survey

1936

1937

Decem- January
October NovemAugust September
ber
ber

February

March

April

May

June

June

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
BRICK
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thous.
Shipments
thous. of brickStocks, end of month
_
-__do
Face brick:*
Shipments,..
_..
do
Stocks, end of month
do—
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
do—
Stocks, end of month_.do—

12.116

11.775
172,748
417,660

11.813
173,723
419,872

11.788
11.777
189,104 163, 246
433, 730 450,194

11.818
11.889
141,080 108,169
456, 543 444,247

11.941
113,598
414,723

11.915
163, 801
386,919

12. 030
191,040
385,276

12.103
191, 275
401, 852

12.110
184, 625
435, 318

12.125
167,036
463, 723

58,946
270,048

58, 797 60,877 46, 991
269, 206 269, 685 276, 793

36, 970 30, 042
289, 657 299,122

29, 094
296,411

46, 667
297, 654

58, 214
297,426

62, 086
298,114

'61, 557
297, 703

57,120
297,406

8,724
70,683

10, 800
71,400

11,614
68,319

9,738
64,034

5,099
62, 554

3,146
61,369

3,257
59,133

4,038
57,691

6,716
56, 727

6,877
60, 271

9,431
' 61, 249

8,580
63, 646

1.667
12, 599
56.2
12, 624
18, 920
4,931

1.667
12, 347
57.1
12, 619
18, 738
4,838

1.667
12, 470
56.0
13,089
18, 079
4,980

1.667
10,977
50.9
8,942
20,117
5,180

1.667
8,971
40.3
6,246
22, 441
5,564

1.667
6,616
30.4
4,689
24,394
6,160

1.667
5,837
29.6
5,163
25,059
6,788

1.667
8,443
38.6
7,879
25, 622
7,554

1. 667
10, 402
48.8
10, 272
25, 751
7,544

1.667
11, 634
53.2
11,890
25, 493
7,540

1.667
11,163
52. 8
12, 645
24, 011
' 7,360

1.667
11,597
53.1
12, 237
r
23, 370
'6,771

PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

-dol. per bbL.
thous. of bbL.
thous. of bbl.
do
do

1. 667
11,894
54.4
12, 291
22,973
6,417

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
_._.number of pieces.. 1,268,218 677,152 792, 220 938,135 973, 750
1,181,549 650, 883 747, 459 908, 603 964, 479
Shipments
do
411,516 428,162 441,989 434, 296 427, 509
Stocks, end of month
do

726,183 793, 568 652, 251 1,077,319
679, 623 768,774 633,059 1,092,424
442, 507 416, 742 415, 321 397,351

956, 547 1,161, 382 1,071,120 1,195, 972
885, 696 1,117, 265 1,005,581 1,153, 450
422, 837 395,303 414, 774
374, 334

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, end of month._
Illuminating glassware:
Orders:
New and contract
Unfilled, end of month
Production.
Shipments
Stocks, end of month
Plate glass, production

do_.thous. of gross

5,259
91.8
4,663
7,776

4,403
77.0
4. 346
7,422

72.6
4,345
7,015

4,250
72.2
4,310
6,828

3,880
74.2
3,611
7,006

4,033
71.2
3,675
7,291

4,039
71.3
3,881
7,393

3,880
73.8
3,767
7,459

4,198
71.0
4,461
7,145

4, 543
79.7
4,375
7,243

4,844
88.4
4,795
7,215

4,989
87.1
5,152
6,981

4,978
86.9
4,647
7,259

number of turns
__do^_
do
_;do_..
do.
thous. of sq. ft

2,458
2,720
2, 312
2,426
4,923
17,898

2, 594
2,620
2, 154
2,374
3,123
18, 710

2,899
2,783
2,591
2,684
3, 056
19,553

3,433
3,057
3,106
3,095
3,103
20,843

3,150
3,102
3,087
2,980
3,236
13, 084

2,926
2,953
3,354
3,075
3,421
7,371

3,515
3,518
3,193
2,830
3,739
6,373

2,473
2,894
2,849
2.688
3,935
18,676

2,711
2,503
3,369
3,119
4,140
20, 743

2,885
2,621
3,278
2,864
4, 564
21, 956

2,907
2,848
3,152
2,658
4,965
19,437

2,681
2,870
2,947
2,652
5,260
19, 392

2,266
2,692
2,031
2,289
5,038
15, 345

thous. of gross.

GYPSUM (QUARTERLY)
Crude:
Imports

short tons
Production
do
Shipments
do
Calcined, production
_do
Calcined products, shipments:
Board, plaster, and lath
thous. of sq ft
Board, wall
.
do
Cement, Keene's
short tons,.
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gaugins?
finish, etc
short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc
short tons..
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft.

251,668
863,234
265, 849
617, 487

248,109
723,319
206. 586
523, 389

26.
606,
148,
540,

542
523
756
500

299, 655
897,114
256,864
664,616

147, 818
83, 810
9,776

134,962
82, 363
7,948

149, 337
88, 382
9,181

187,896
107,330
10, 563

421, 740

340, 463

355,199

446,885

52,692
4,946

47, 733
4,413

51,974
4,964

63, 427
4,273

TERRA COTTA
Orders, new:
Quantity.
Value

>

short tons
_thous. of doL..

1, 508
178

1,507
189

1,120
134

95,106
303,043

89, 264

120

1,492
128

92, 643
315,242

71,919
333,108

1,372
171

819
103

3,645
248

1,060
127

1,750
223

1,077
140

916
128

1,105
125

62, 418 51, 338
344,131 354,608

51,082
354,210

79, 793
358,256

100.381
351,509

96,246
359,881

'84,932
367,022

80, 355
362, 683

11, 547
11, 376
20,972

10, 920
9,759
22,277

11, 254
9,936
23, 738

9,302
9,381
23,659

719
373

'670
324

681
230

583
124

28

31

36

143
19

TILE
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
Stocks, end of month

short tons..
do

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production.
„ thous. of dozen pairs..
9,915
10,111
11, 566
10,828
10, 716
11,280
11,364
11,311
12,116
11,156
Shipments_
10, 718
12,117
12, 235
10, 846
11, 054
9,845
11,474
12, 555
20,344
22,856
19,263
18,801
18,879
19, 312
20,974
20,954
20, 659
Stocks, end of month
_do_
COTTON
Consumption
thous. of bales.604
'575
'651
630
'626
'695
'679
'666
'777
Exports (excluding linters)
do
220
861
594
690
538
'486
468
182
570
Ginnings (total crop to end of month indicated)
1,374
thous. of bales..
'6,032
'9,883 '11,493 '11,699 '11,956
1, 871
'12,141
Imports (excluding linters)
do
13
8
9
10
9
16
15
23
45
Prices:
To producer
.
dol. per lb_.
.122
.125
.107
.122
.120
.123
.124
.124
.135
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
.123
.103
.123
.123
.122 b .128
.130
.131
.145
Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales~ «16, 098
12, 399
Receipts into sight
do
800
2,950
3,451
2,245
1,064
1,190
695
622
697
Stocks, end of month:
Domestic, total
.
do
'5, 065
4,465
'7,501
'9,447 ' 10,187
'9,792
'8,852
'7,114
'8,023
Mills
do....
'756
961
'848
' 1, 413 ' 1, 801 '2,006
' 2, 074 ' 2, 061 '2,078
Warehouses
do
'4,309
'8,034
3,504
'6,652
'7,787
'8,386
'6,779
'5,962
'5,036
World visible supply, total
do
4,748
7,679
4,374
6,378
8,002
8,151
7 812
7,457
6,787
American cotton._.
do
5,845
2,986
2,763
4,578
6,038
6,271
5,525
4,984
4,348
' Revised.
•New ssries. Data on face brick shipments and stocks, compiled by the U. S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census,
Digitized for prior
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fc

Total crop.

« A s of S e p t e m b e r 1.

.137
.143

.129
.133

.124
.127

.124
.124

519

327

295

175

'6,202
' 1,987
'4,215
6,294
3,858

'5,398
'1,815
'3,584
5,596
3,361

'4,640
' 1, 549
'3,090
4,904
2,837

'4,099
' 1, 286
'2,813
4,361
2,549

supersede those shown in the Survey

November 1937

53

SURVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS

November 1937

1936
Monthly statistics through December 1935, to- 1937
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the Septem- Septem- October Novem- December
ber
1936 Supplement to the Survey.
ber
ber

1937
January

February

March

April

May

June

July

1.667
11, 634
53.2
11,890
25, 493
7,540

1.667
11,163
52.8
12,645
24,011
7,360

1.667
11, 597
53.1
12,237
23,370
6,771

August

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

dol. per bbL.
thous. of bbl..
thous. of bbL.
do
do

1.667
11, 223
53.1
12, 773
21, 389
5,894

1.667
12, 347
57.1
12, 619
18, 738
4,838

1.667
12, 470
56.0
13, 089
18.079
4,980

1.667
10, 977
50.9
8,942
20,117
5,180

1.667
8,971
40.3
6,246
22,441
5,564

1.667
6,616
30.4
4,689
24,394
6,160

1.667
5,837
29.6
5,163
25, 059
6,788

1.667
8,443
38.6
7,879
25, 622
7,554

1.667
10,402
48.8
10, 272
p
25, 747
7,544

1.667
11,894
54.4
12, 291
22,940
' 6,347

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
number of pieces.. 745,035
Shipments
do
725, 444
Stocks, end of month
do
426, 387
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thous._ 12.076
Shipments
thous. of brick_.
Stocks, end of month
.do
Face brick:*
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do
Terra cotta:
Orders, new:
Quantity
short tons..
133
Value
thous. of doLHollow building tile:
Shipments
short tons..
Stocks, end of month
do

792, 220 938,135 973, 750 726,183 793, 568 652, 251 ,077,319
747, 459 908, 603 964, 479 679,623 768, 774 633,059 ,092,424
441. 989 434, 296 427,509 442, 507 416, 742 415,324 397,351
11.813
11.777
11.788
173, 723 189,104 163,246
419,872 433, 730 450,194

11.818
141,080
456,543

11.889
108,169
444,247

58, 797 60,877 46,991
36,970 30,042
269,206 269, 685 276, 793 289, 657 299,122
10,800
71,400

11,614
68,319

9,738
64,034

5,099
62,554

3,146
61,369

1,120
134

982
120

1,492
128

1,372
171

819
103

92, 643 71,919
315,242 333,108

62,418
344,131

89,264
309,960

956, 547 1,161,382 1,071,120 1,195,972 1,268,218
885,696 1,117,265 1,005,581 1,153,450 1,181,549
422,837 395,303 414,774 374,334 411,516

11.941
11.915
12.030
12.103
113, 598 163,801 191,040 191,275
414, 723 386, 919 385, 276 401,852

12.110
184, 625
435,318

12.125
167,085
463, 531

12.116
158,277
473,347

29,094
296,411

46,667
58,214
297, 654 297,426

298,114

61,557
297,703

57,120
297,406

54, 516
300,310

3,257
59,133

4,038
57, 691

6,716
56,727

6,877
60, 271

9,431
61,249

8,580
63, 646

7,707
66,533

3,645
248
51, 338 51,082
354, 608 354,210

1,060
127

1,750
223

1,077
140

916
128

' 1,082
••122

'1,495
••177

79,793
358,256

100,381
351,509

96,246
359,881

84.932 •80,317
367,022 ' 362,455

80,776
365,689

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, end of month
Illuminating glassware:
Orders:
New and contract
Unfilled, end of month
Production
Shipments
Stocks, end of month
Plate glass, production

thous. of gross-.

4,548
82.5
4,400
7,843

3,994
72.6
4,345
7,015

4,250
72.2
4,310

3,880
74.2
3,611
7,006

4,033
71.2
3,675
7,291

4,039
71.3
3,881
7,393

3,880
73.8
3,767
7,459

4,198
71.0
4,461
7,145

4,543
79.7
4,375
7,243

4,844
88.4
4,795
7,215

4,989
87.1
5,152
6,981

4,978
86.9
4,647
7,259

5,259
91.8
4,663
7,776

2,829
number of turns..
2,824
do_
2,886
do.
2,731
do_
5,043
do.
thous. of sq. ft_. 16,479

2,783
2,591
2,684
3,056
19,553

3,433
3,057
3,106
3,095
3,103
20,843

3,150
3,102
3,087
2,980
3,236
13,084

2,926
2,953
3,354
3,075
3,421
7,371

3,515
3,518
3,193
2,830
3,739
6,373

2,473
2,894
2,849
2,688
3,935
18,676

2,711
2,503
3,369
3,119
4,140
20,743

2,885
2, 621
3,278
2,864
4,564
21,956

2,907
2,848
3,152
2,658
4,965
19,437

2,681
2,870
2,947
2,652
5,260
19,392

2,266
2,692
2,031
2,289
5,038
15,345

2,458
2,720
2,312
2,426
4,923
17,898

thous. of gross..
do.

GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
short t o n s . .
Production
do.
Shipments
do.
Calcined, production
do
Calcined products, s h i p m e n t s :
Board, plaster, a n d lath
t h o u s . of sq. ft..
Board, wall
do
C e m e n t , Keene's
short t o n s . .
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging
finish, etc
short t o n s . .
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc
short t o n s . .
Tile, partition
t h o u s . of sq. ft.

251,668
863,234
265,849
617,487

248,109
723, 319
206,586
523,389

26,542
606,523
148,756
540,500

299,655
897,114
256,864
664,616

147, 818
83,810
9,776

134,962
82, 363
7,948

149,337
88,382
9,181

187,896
107, 330
10,563

421, 740

340,463

355,199

446,885

52,692
4,946

47,733
4,413

51,974
4,964

63,427
4,273

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs..
S hipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do
COTTON
Consumptionf
thous. of bales..
Exports (excluding linters)f
do
G innings (total crop to end of month indicated) f
thous. of bales..
Imports (excluding linters)
do
Prices:
To producer
dol. per lb_.
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales..
Receipts into sight
do
Stocks, end of month:
Domestic, totalf
do
Mills
do.__.
Warehouses
do
World visible supply, total
do
American cotton
do

;

10,828
12,117
19,263

11,566
12, 235
18,801

10,716
10,846
18,879

11, 28p
11,054
19,312

11,364
9,845
20,974

11,311
11,474
20,954

12,116
12,555
20,659

602
617

630
570

651
861

626
690

695
594

666
486

777

8,259
5

6,032
9

11,493
9

11,699
16

679
538
11,956
15
.124
.130

.124
.131

695

622

8,852
2,074
6,779
7,812
5,525

8,023
2,061
5,962
7,457
4,984

.090
.090
17, 573
3,075

.125
.123

.122
.123

2,950

3,451

2,245

.123
.128
• 12,399
1,190

7,918
991
6,926
6,421
4,863

7,501
848
6,652
6,378
4,578

9,447
1,413
8,034
7,679
5,845

10,187
1,801
8,386
8,151
6,271

9,792
2,006
7,787
8,002
6,038

.120
.122

23

11,547
11,376
20,972
719
373

10,920
9,759
22, 277

11, 254
9,936
23,738

9,302
9,381
23,659

9,915
10,718
22,856

670
324

681
230

583
124

604
220

143
19

1,871

36

.124
.124

.107
.103

175

1,064

4,099
1,286
2,813
4,361
2,549

4,465
961
3,504
4,374
2,763

12,141
45
.135
.145
697
7,114
2,078
5,036
6,787
4,348

.129
.133

519

327

.124
.127
295

6,202
1,987
4,215
6,294
3,858

5,398
1,815
3,584
5,596
3,361

4,640
1,549
3,090
4,904
2,837

.137
.143

r Revised.

*New series. Data on face brick shipments and stocks, compiled by the U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, supersede those shown in the Survey
he January
Jan
>riorb to the
1937 issue. Data beginning January 1934 are shown in table 34 p. 20 of the August 1937 issue.
Total crop.
« As
As of
of October
October 1.
1.
id series.
i
t Revised
For revisions for cotton year 1936-37, see p. 53 of the October 1937 issue.

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53

SUEVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS

December 1937

1936
Monthly statistics through December 1935, to- 1937
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the October October November
1936 Supplement to the Survey.

1937
December

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

1.667
11,634
53.2
11, 890
25,493
7,540

1.667
11,163
52.8
12,645
24,011
7,360

1.667
11, 597
53.1
12,237
23,370
6,771

August Septem
ber

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

1.667
11,374
52.0
11,190
21, 572
5,854

1.667
12, 470
56.0
13,089
18,079
4,980

1.667
10, 977
50.9
8,942
20,117
5,180

1.667
8,971
40.3
6,246
22,441
5,564

1.667
6,616
30.4
4,689
24,394
6,160

938,135
908, 603
434,296

973, 750
964,479
427,509

726,183
679,623
442,507

793,568
768,774
416,742

652,251 1,077,319
633, 059 1,092,424
415,324 397,351

11.788
189,104
433,730

11. 777
163,246
450,194

11.818
141,080
456,543

11.889
108,169
444,247

11.941
113,598
414, 723

11.915
163,801
386, 919

12.030
12.103
191,040 191,275
385, 276 401,852

12.110
184,625
435,318

12.125
167,085
463,531

60,877
269,685

46,991
276,793

36,970
289,657

30,042
299,122

29,094
296,411

46,667
297, 654

58,214
297,426

62,086
298,114

61,557
297,703

57,120
297,406

11,614
68,319

9,738
64,034

5,099
62,554

3,146
61,369

3,257
59,133

4,038
57,691

6,716
56,727

6,877
60,271

9,431
61,249

8,580

7,707
66, 533

8,638
66, 252

982
120

1,492
128

1,372
171

819
103

3,645
248

1,060
127

1,750
223

1,077
140

916
128

1,082
122

1,495
177

133

92,643
315,242

71,919
333,108

62,418
344,131

51,338
354,608

51,082
354,210

79,793
358,256

100,381
351,509

96,246
359,881

84,932
367,022

80,317
362,455

thous. of gross..
do

4,417
77.1
3,932
8,261

4,250
72.2
4,310

3,880
74.2
3,611
7,006

4,033
71.2
3,675
7,291

4,039
71.3
3,881
7,393

3,880
73.8
3,767
7,459

4,198
71.0
4,461
7,145

4,543
79.7
4,375
7,243

4,844
88.4
4,795
7,215

4,989
87.1
5,152
6,981

4,978
86.9
4,647
7,259

5,259
91.8
4,663
7,776

4,548
82.5
4,400
7,843

number of t u r n s . .
do
do
do
do
-thous. of sq. ft..

2,283
2,516
2,981
2,618
5,267
14,855

3,433
3,057
3,106
3,095
3,103
20,843

3,150
3,102
3,087
2,980
3,236
13,084

2,926
2,953
3,354
3,075
3,421
7,371

3,515
3,518
3,193
2,830
3,739
6,373

2,473
2,894
2,849
2,688
3,935
18,676

2,711
2,503
3,369
3,119
4,140
20,743

2,885
2,621
3,278
2,864
4,564
21,956

2,907
2,848
3,152
2,658
4,965
19,437

2,681
2,870
2,947
2,652
5,260
19,392

2,266
2,692
2,031
2,289
5,038
15,345

2,458
2,720
2,312
2,426
4,923
17,898

2,829
2,824
2,886
2,731
5,043
16,479

dol. per b b L .
thous. of b b L .
_thous. of b b l . .
do
do

1.667
5,837
29.6
5,163
25,059
6,788

1.667
10,402
48.8
10,272
25, 747
7,544

1.667
8,443
38.6
7,879
25,622
7,554

1.667
1.667
11,894
11, 223
54.4
53.1
12, 291
12, 773
22, 940 • 21,388
r
6,347
5,896

CLAY P R O D U C T S
Bathroom accessories:
Production
number of pieces __ 849,321
829, 261
Shipments
do
417,827
Stocks, end of month
do
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b . plant
dol. per t h o u s . . 12.113
Shipments
thous. of b r i c k . .
Stocks, end of month
..do
Face brick:*
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
_do
Stocks, end of month
do
Terra cotta:
Orders, new:
848
Quantity
_
..short t o n s . .
106
Value
thous. of d o l . .
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
_
short t o n s . .
Stocks, end of month
do

956,547 1,161,382 1,071,120 1,195,972 1,268,218
885, 696 1,117,265 1,005,581 1,153,450 1,181,549
422,837 395,303
414,774 374,334 411,516

745,035
725, 444
426,387

12.116
12. 076
157,839 154, 356
506,092
479, 256
r

54, 530 52, 783
300,796 294,615

' 80,812 76,489
365, 788 361,162

GLASS P R O D U C T S
Glass containers:
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
._.
Stocks, end of m o n t h . . ,
Illuminating glassware:
Orders:
New and contract
Unfilled, end of month
Production
Shipments
Stocks, end of month
Plate glass, production._

__thous. of gross_.

GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
short tons..
Production
_
_
__
..do
Shipments. _
_
do
Calcined, production
do
Calcined products, shipments:
Board, plaster, and l a t h . ,
thous. of sq. ft..
Board, wall
do
Cement, Keene's
short tons..
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging
finish, etc
short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc
-short tons..
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft,.

248,109
723,319
206,586
523,389

26,542
606,523
148,756
540,500

299,655
• 897,807
259,007
660, 252

306,672
897,178
249,039
704,846

134,962
82,363
7,948

149,337
88,382
9,181

r

187,896
107,330
10, 764

189,259
91,401
10,589

340,463

355,199

'444,777

423,640

47, 733
4,413

51,974
4,964

• 63,301
' 4,199

70,354
3,806

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs. _
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do
COTTON
Consumption!
thous. of bales..
Exports (excluding linters)f
do
Ginnings (total crop to end of month indicated)!
thous. of bales._
Imports (excluding linters)
do
Prices:
Received b y farmers
_dol. per lb._
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales..
Receipts into sight
do
Stocks, end of month:
Domestic, totalf
_
.do
Mills
do—.
Warehouses
_do
World visible supply, total
do
American c o t t o n . .
do

10,319
10,653
21,471

11, 280
11,054
19,312

11,364
9,845
20,974

11,311
11,474
20,954

12,116
12,555
20,659

11,547
11,376
20,972

10,920
9,759
22,277

11, 254
9,936
23,738

9,302
9,381
23,659

9,915
10, 718
22,856

10,367
11,418
21,804

695
594

679
538

666
486

777

719
373

670
324

681
230

124

604
220

602
617

11,699
16

11,956
15

12,141
45

28

31

36

143
19

1,871

23

8,259
5

.123
.128
12,399
1,190

.124
.130

.124
.131

.135
.145

.137
.143

.129
.133

.124
.127

.124
.124

.107
.103

.090
.090

695

622

697

519

327

295

175

1,064

3,075

9,792
2,006
7,787
8,002
6,038

8,852
2,074
6,779
7,812
5,525

8,023
2,061
5,962
7,457
4,984

7,114
2,078
5,036
6,787
4,348

6,202
1,987
4,215
6,294
3,858

5,398
1,815
3,584
5,596
3,361

4,640
1,549
3,090
4,904
2,837

4,099
1,286
2,813
4,361
2,549

4,465
961
3,504
4,374
2,763

7,918
991
6,926
6,421
4,863

6
Total crop.
« As of November 1.
r Revised.
*New series. Data on face brick shipments and stocks, compiled b y t h e 17. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau
prior to t h e January 1937 issue. Data beginning January 1934 are shown in table 34 p . 20 of the August 1937 issue,
t Revised series, For revisions for cotton year 1936-37, see p . 53 of the October 1937 issue.

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January 1938

1936
Monthly statistics through December 1935, to- 1937
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the Novem- Novem- December
ber
1936 Supplement to the Survey.
ber

1937
January

February

March

April

May

June

July

1.667
11,163
52.8
12,645
24, 011
7,360

1.667
11, 597
53.1
12,237
23,370

OctoAugust Septern*
ber
ber

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

dol. per bbl_.
thous. of bbl.thous. of bbl..
do
do

1,667
9,248
43.7
8,189
22, 627
6,084

1.667
10,977
50.9
8,942
20,117
5,180

1.667
1.667
6,616
8,971
30.4
40.3
4,689
6,246
24,394
22,441
•" 5,605 6,160

1.667
5,837
29.6
5,163
25,059
6,788

1.667
8,443
38.6
7,879
25, 622
7,554

1.667
10,402
48.8
10,272
25, 747
7,544

1.667
11,634
53.2
11,890
25, 493
7,540

6,771

1.667
11,894
54.4
12, 291
22, 940
6,347

1. 667
1.667
11,223
11, 374
53.1
52.0
12,773
11,190
21, 388 •r 21, 568
5,896
5,859

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
number of pieces.. 959, 880 973, 750 726,183
Shipments
do
917, 219 964,479 679, 623
410, 417 427, 509 442, 507
Stocks, end of month—
do
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
11. 777 11.818
dol. per thous. _ 12.113
163,246 141,080
Shipments.__
thous. of brick..
450,194 456,543
Stocks, end of month
do
Face brick:*
46,991
36,970
Shipments
do
276,793 289, 657
Stocks, end of month
.do
Vitrified paving brick:
9,738
5,099
Shipments
.do
62,554
64,034
Stocks, end of month
do
Terra cotta:
Orders, new:
1,372
1,492
Quantity
short tons..
800
171
128
Value
._
thous. of dol..
Hollow building tile:
62,418
71,919
Shipments
short tons..
333,108 344,131
Stocks, end of month
do

793, 568 652, 251 1,077,319
768, 774 633,059 1,092,424
416, 742 415, 324 397,351

956, 547 1,161,382 1,071,120 1,195,972 1,268,218 745,035 849, 321
885, 696 1,117,265 1,005,581 1,153,450 1,181,549 725, 444 829, 261
422,837 395,303 414,774 374,334 411, 516 426, 387 417,827

11.889
108,169
444,247

11.941
113,598
414, 723

11.915
12.030
12.103
163,801 191,040 191,275
386, 919 385, 276 401,852

12.110
184,625
435,318

12.125
167,085
463, 531

30,042
299,122

29,094
296,411

46. 667 58,214
297, 654 297,426

62,086
298,114

61,557
297,703

57,120
297,406

3,146
61,369

3,257
59,133

4,038
57, 691

6, 716
56,727

6.877
60, 271

9,431
61,249

8,580
63,646

819
103

3,645
248

1,060
127

1,750
223

1,077
140

1,082
122

51,338
354,608

51,082
354, 210

79. 793 100, 381
358,256 351,509

96,246
359,881

916
128
84,932
367,022

80,317
362, 455

12.116
157.839
479, 256

12. 076 12.113
154,424 149,672
508,840 524,110
54, 530 r 51,477 45, 971
300,796 296,123 297,635
7,707
66, 533

8,638
66,252

12,255
60,866

884
848
1,495
133
106
177
80,812 ' 76,290 68,954
365, 788 361,084 369, 610

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production.Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, end of month
Illuminating glassware:
Orders:
New and contract
Unfilled, end of month
Production
Shipments
Stocks, end of month.
Plate glass, production

thous. of gross..
_
thous. of gross..
do

3,735
67.8
3,211
8,698

3,880
74.2
3,611
7,006

4,033
71.2
3, 675
7,291

4,039
71.3
3,881
7,393

4,198
71.0
4,461
7,145

4,543
79.7
4,375
7,243

4,844
88.4
4, 795
7,215

4,989
87.1
5,152
6,981

4,978

73.8
3, 7P.7
7,459

4, 647
7, 259

5, 259
91.8
4, 663
7,776

4,548
82.5
4,400
7,843

4,417
77.1
3,932
8,261

number of turns.do
do
do
do
thous. of sq. ft.-

1,893
2, 333
2,437
2,170
5, 585
12, 517

3,150
3,102
3,087
2,980
3,236
13, 084

2,926
2,953
3,354
3,075
3,421
7,371

3,515
3,518
3,193
2,830
3,739
6,373

2,473
2,894
2,849
2,688
3,935
18,676

2,711
2, 503
3,309
3,119
4,140
20, 743

2,885
2. 621
3,278
2,864
4, 564
21,956

2,907
2,848
3,152
2,658
4,965
19,437

2,681
2,870
2,947
2,652
5,260
19,392

2,266
2, 692
2,031
2,289
5,038
15,345

2, 458
2,720
2,312
2,426
4, 923
17,898

2,829
2,824
2,888
2,731
5,043
16, 479

2. 283
2, 516
2, 981
2, 618
5,267
14, 855

GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
short tons.Production.
do
Shipments
do
Calcined, production
do
Calcined products, shipments:
Board, plaster, and lath
thous. of sq. ft__
Board, wall
do
Cement, Keene's
short tons..
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging
finish, etc
short tons.For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc
short tons..
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft.-

248,109
723,319
206,586
523,389

26,542
606,523
148,756
540,500

299,655
897,807
59, 007
660, 252

306,672
897,178
249,039
704, 846

134,962
82, 363
7,948

149.337
88, 382
9,181

187,896
107, 330
10, 764

189,259
91,401
10,589

340,463

355,199

444,777

423,640

47,733
4,413

51,974
4,964

63,301
4,199

70, 354
3, 806

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs..
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do

9,610
9,822
21, 259

10, 716
10,846
18,879

11,280
11,054
19,312

11,364
9,845
20,974

11,311
11,474
20,954

12,116
12, 555
20,659

11,547
11,376
20,972

10,920
9,759
22, 277

11, 254
9,936
23,738

9,302
9,381
23,659

9,915
10, 718
22,856

10,367
11,418
21,804

10,319
10,653
21,471

COTTON
602
604
526
695
666
681
Consumption!
thous. of bales..
626
679
719
670
583
485
799
220
594
486
324
124
G17
Exports (excluding linters)f
do
690
538
373
230
797
Ginnings (total crop to end of month indicated) f
1,871
8,259
13,164
143
11,493
11,699
11,956
12,141
thous. of bales..
i, 178
5
16
19
15
45
Imports (excluding linters)
do
23
28
31
36
9
Prices:
.107
.120
.123
.124
.124
.124
.124
.081
.135
.137
.129
.077
Received by farmers
dol. per lb_.
.084
.103
.122
.131
.090
.080
.128
.133
.124
.145
.143
.127
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
.130
1
;,74f
12, 399
Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales..
1,064
2, 245
!,548
3,075
3,477
Receipts into sight.
do
1,190
697
695
622
519
327
295
175
Stocks, end of month:
8,852
8,023
4,465
7,918
i, 206
10, 187
9,792
7,114
6,202
5, 398
4,640
11,177
4,099
Domestic, totalf
-do
2,061
961
., 655
1,801
2,074
1,815
991
1,419
2,006
2,078
1, 987
1,549
1,286
Mills
do....
5, 962
3,504
,549
8,386
3,584
9, 758
6,779
5, 036
2,813
6,926
4,215
3,090
Warehouses
do
7,787
7,457
4,374
;, 769
8,151
5,596
8, 0?9
6,787
4,361
7,812
6,421
World visible supply, total
do
6, 294
4,904
8,002
4,984
2,763
',225
6,271
3,361
6,407
4,348
2,549
American cotton
do
5,525
4,863
3,858
2,837
6,038
b
' Revised.
Total crop.
• As of Dec. 1.
*New series. Data on face brick shipments and stocks, compiled by the 17. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, supersede those shown in the Survey
prior to the January 1937 issue. Data beginning January 1934 are shown in table 34 p. 20 of the August 1937 issue,
t Revised series. For revisions for cotton year 1936-37, see p. 53 of the October 1937 issue.

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53

SURVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS

February 1938

1936
Monthly statistics through Decem ber 1885, to- 1937
gether with explanatory notes an d references
to the sources of the data may be found in the Decem- December
1938 Supplement to the Survey.
ber

1937

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

Se

^ e r m - October

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
_
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

dol. per bbL.
thous. of bbl~.
_
thous. of bbL.
do
do

1.667
8,971
40.3
6,248
22,441
5,605

1,667
7,044
32.2
4,780
24,899
6,298

1.667
6,616
30.4
4,689
24,394
6,160

1.667
5,837
29.6
5,163
25,059
6,788

1.667
8,443
38.6
7,879
25, 622
7, §54

1.667
10,402
48.8
10, 272
25, 747
7,544

1.667
11,634
53.2
11, 890
25,493
7,540

1.667
11,163
52.8
12,645
24,011
7,360

1.667
11, 597
53.1
12,237
23,370
6,771

1.667
11,894
54.4
12, 291
22,940
6,347

1.667
11, 223
53.1
12, 773
21, 388
5,898

1.667
1.667
11,374
9,248
52.0
43.7
11,190 ' 8,188
r
21, 565 «• 22, 634
5,859 ' 6,104

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
number of pieces. 692,311
Shipments
do___ 656, 529
Stocks, end of month
d o . . . 423,862
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f, o. b. plant
dol. per thous. 12,044
Shipments
_
thous. of brickStocks, end of month—.*
do...
Face brick:*
Shipments
_
do...
Stocks, end of month
do_._
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
do...
Stocks, end of month
do...
Terra cotta:
Orders, new:
731
Quantity..
short tons.
Value
thous. of dol98
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
short tons.
Stocks, end of month
do.—

726,183 793, 568 652,251 1,077,319
679, 623 768,774 633,059 1,092,424
442,507 416,742 415,324 397,351

956, 547 1,161,382 1,071,120 ' 1,195,988 1,268,218 745,035
885,696 1,117,265 1,005,581 1,153,466 1,181,549 725. 444
422,837 395,303 414,774 374,334 411,516 426, 387

849,321 959,880
829,261 917,219
417, 827 410,417

11.818
141,080
456,543

11.889
108,169
444,247

11.941
11.915
113,598 163,801
414, 723 386, 919

12.030
191,040
385,276

12.103
191,275
401,852

12.110
184,625
435,318

12.125
167,085
463,531

12.116
157,839
479,256

12.076
154,424
508,840

12.113
12.113
149, 672 128,118
524,110 531,289

36,970
289,657

30,042
299,122

29,094
296,411

46,667
297,654

58,214
297,426

62,086
298,114

61,557
297,703

57,120
297,406

54, 530
300,796

51, 477
296,123

45,971
296,834

36,782
300,067

5,099
62,554

3,146
61,369

3,257
59,133

4,038
57,691

6,716
56,727

8,877
60,271

9,431
61,249

8,580
63,646

7,707
66, 533

8.638
66, 252

12, 255
60,866

6,185
60,974

1,372
171

819
103

1,750
223

1,077
140

916
128

1,082
122

1,495
177

884
133

106

800
99

62,418
344,131

51,338
354,608

1,060
3,645
127
248
51,082 79,793
354, 210 358,256

100,381
351,509

96,246
359,881

84,932
367,022

80,317
362,455

80,812
365,788

76, 290
361,084

thous. of gross..
..do

3, 235
56.5
2,684
9,192

4,033
71.2
3,675
7,291

4,039
71.3
3,881
7,393

3,880
73.8
3,767
7,459

4,198
71.0
4,461
7,145

4,543
79.7
4,375
7,243

4,844
88.4
4,795
7,215

4,989
87.1
5,152
6,981

4,978
86.9
4,647
7,259

5,259
91.8
4,663
7,776

4,548
82.5
4,400
7,843

4,417
77.1
3,932
8,261

3,735
67.8
3,211
8,696

number of turns..
do
do
-do
do
-thous. of sq. ft..

1,625
2,394
1,616
1,624
5,362
8,921

2,926
2,953
3,354
3,075
3,421
7,371

3,515
3,518
3,193
2,830
3,739
6f373

2,473
2,894
2,849
2,688
3,935
18,676

2,711
2,503
3,369
3,119
4,140
20,743

2,885
2,621
3,278
2,864
4,564
21,956

2,907
2,848
3,152
2,658
4,965
19,437

2,681
2,870
2,947
2,652
5,260
19,392

2,266
2,692
2,031
2,289
5,038
15,345

2, 458
2,720
2,312
2,426
4,923
17,898

2,829
2,824
2,886
2,731
5,043
16, 479

2,283
2, 516
2,981
2,618
5, 267
14,855

1,893
2,333
2,437
2,170
5, 585
12, 517

10,319
10, 653
21,471

9,610
9,822
21,259

68,954 54,496
369, 610 373,193

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production.__
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, end of month.
Illuminating glassware:
Orders:
New and contract—
Unfilled, end of month
Production
Shipments..
Stocks, end of month
Plate glass, production._

thous. of gross..

GTPSUM AND PRODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
short tons..
Production
_
do
Shipments. _
,.
..do
Calcined, production
_.do
Calcined products, shipments:
Board, plaster, and lath
thous. of sq. ft..
Board, wall
do
Cement, Keene's
short tons..
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging
finish, etc
short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc
short tons..
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft,.

248,109
723,319
206,586
523,389

26,542
606,523
148,756
540,500

299,655
897,807
259,007
660, 252

306. 672
897,178
249,039
704,846

134,962
82,363
7,948

149.337
88,382
9,181

187,896
107, 330
10, 764

189,259
91, 401
10,589

340,463

355,199

444,777

423,640

47,733
4,413

51,974
4,964

63,301
4,199

70, 354
3,806

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs.
Shipments
do...
Stocks, end of month
do.._
COTTON
Consumption!
..bales.. 433,058
Exports (excluding linters)t
thous. of bales..
751
Ginnings (total crop to end of month indicated)! •
thous. of bales. . 16, 812
Imports (excluding linters).
do
Prices:
.076
Received by farmers
...dol. per lb_.
.083
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales.. • 18, 746
Receipts into sight
..do
1,518
Stocks, end of month:
13, 586
Domestic, totalf
--do
1,718
Mills
—do—
11,887
Warehouses..
do
9,066
World visible supply, total
do
7,441
American cotton.
do

11,280
11,054
19,312

11,364
9,845
20,974

694,841
594

678,786
538

11,699
16

11,956
15

.123
.128
12,399
1,190

.124
.130
695

622

697

519

9,792
2,006
7,787
8,002
6,038

8,852
2,074
6,779
7,812
5,525

8,023
2,061
5,962
7,457
4,984

7,114

6,202
1,987
4,215
6, 294
3,858

b

11,311
11,474
20,954

12,116
12,555
20,659

665, 677 776,942
486
468
12,141
45
23
.124
.131

.135
.145

2,078
5,036
6,787
4,348

9,302
9,381
23,659

9,915
10, 718
22,856

10,367
11,418
21,804

718, 975 669, 665 680, 521 583,011
373
324
124
230

604,380
220

601,837
617

143
19

1,871

36

8,259
5

13,164
9

16,178
9

.124
.127

.124
.124

.107
.103

.690
.090

.081
.084

.077

11,547
11,376
20,972

.137
.143

10,920
9,759
22, 277

.129
.133

11,254
9,936
23,738

526, 464 484,819
799
797

327

295

175

1,064

3,075

3, 477

2,548

5,398
1,815
3,584
5,596
3,361

4,640
1,549
3,090
4,904
2,837

4,099
1,286
2,813
4,361
2,549

4,465
961
3,504
4.374
2,763

7,918
991
6,926
6,421
4,863

11,177
1,419
9,758
8,029
6, 467

13, 206
1,656
11,549
8,769
7,225

r

Revised.
* Total crop.
« As of Dec. 1.
*New series. D a t a on face brick shipments and stocks, compiled b y the 17. <S. Department of Commerce, Bureau
prior to the January 1937 issue. D a t a beginning January 1934 are shown in table 34 p . 20 of t t e August 1937 issue,
t Revised series. For revisions for cotton year 1936-37, see p . 53 of the October 1937 issue.
• Cotton ginnings through Jan. 16, 1938, for the crop year ending March 1938 amounted to 17,645,756 bales.

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March 1938

93

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March 1938

Monthly statistics through December 1935, to- 1938
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the January
1936 Supplement to the Survey.

1937
January

February

March I April

May

July

June

August j

October

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PO&TLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite . dol. per bbl_.
1,667
Production
thous. of bbL-j 4,534
20.7
Percent of capacity
Shipments
-.thous. of bbL.j 4,390
Stocks, finished, end of month
do i 25 022
Stocks, clinker, end of month
. . . d o \ l ! 578
CLAY PRODUCTS

GLASS PRODUCTS

1.667
10,402
48.8
10, 272
25, 747
7,544

1.867
11,634
53.2
11,890
25.493

1.667
11. 597
53.1
12, 237
23,370
6,771

1.667
11,163
52.8
12,645
24,011
7,360

7, 540

1. 667
11,894
54.4
12, 291
22, 940
6,347

1.667 i
11,223 I
53.1 !
12,773
21,388
5,896

1.067
9, 248
43.7
8,188
22, 634
6, 104

1.667
11, 374
52.0
11,190
21, 565
5, 859

594, S85
516.164
136, 073
12. 072

793,568 652,251 |l,077,319 956,547
768,774 633,059 i 1,092,424 885,696
416, 742 415,324 ! 397,351 j 422,837

1,161,382; 1,071,120 1,195,988 j1,268,218 745,035 i 849,321 • 959,880 I .ft'2. Mi
1,117/285! 1,005,581
,
,
.11,153,466
. , . , . . !_1,181,549
. _ - , . . . 725,4*4 ! 320.2-11 ' 017.219 i t\r.>:, :>'*J
395,303 414,774| 374,334 j 411, 516 -120,387 4.17, ^'27 110. J17 «i'J ;, S'32
!
12.110 S 12.125
184,625 j 167,085
435,318 ! 463,531

11.889
108.169
444,247

11.941
11.915 I 12.030 ! 12.103
113,598 163.801 191,040 | 191,275
414, 723 386,919 385,276 401,852

30,042
299,122

29,094
298,411

46,667
297,654

58,214
297,420

3,146
61,369

3, 257
59,133

4, 038
57,691

6,716
55, 727

8.877 I|
60,271 |

819 | 3,645
103
248

1,000
127

1,750
223

1,077
140

916
128

1, 082
122

51,082
354,210

79,793
358,286

100,381 i 98,246
351,509 j 359,881

84,932
367, 022

80,317
362, 455

62,086 ! 61,557 j 57,120
298,114 ! 297,703 | 297,406
9,431
61,249

8,580
63,646

12.113 I 12.113
149,672 i 128,118
524,110 !r 541,300

12. 044
9H, 672
535, 774

54, 530
300, 796

51,477 j 45,971 j ' 3 6 , 9 8 2
296,123 ! 296,834 \r300,462

7,707
66, 533

8, 638 | 12, 255 j 6, 185
86,252 I 60,866 j 60,974

25, 028
298, 155
2 88 2
59, 273

12.116 | 12.076
157.839
154,424
479,256 508,840

i
893
109

51,338
354,608

1.667
r 7, 047
32.2
' 4, 793
24, 879

I

i

,495 i
177 I

i
848
106

800
99

4,548 i 4.417
82. 5 77.1
4,400
3,932
7,843 I 8,261

3, 735
67.8
3, 211
8,696

3, 235
56.5
2, 684
9,192

1,893
2, 333
2,437
2, 170
5, 585
12,517

1, 025
2, 394
1,016
1, 624
5, 362
8,921

834
133

80,812 ! 76.290
365,788 | 381,084

731
98
39, 908
68, 954 r 54, 557
369,610 373,283 370,882

|

j
thous. of gross..; 3. 125
52.4
!
thous. of gross.-1 3, 016
do ; 9, 279
!
j
number of turns..;
do
j . . .
do
j
do...-]
_.do. |
thous. of sq. ft,.|
5, 119

GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS

1.667
8,443
38.6
7,879
25, 622
7, 554

]

Bathroom accessories:
|
Production
number of pieces.,!
Shipments
do !
Stocks, end of month-.
..._.
do •
Common brick:
j
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
|
dol. per thous.-i
Shipments
thous, of brick...|
Stocks, end of month
do S
Face brick:*
I
Shipments
do j
Stocks, end of month
.
do j
Vitrified paving brick:
I
Shipments
__._
do |
Stocks, end of month
__..._do
j
Terra cotta:
I
Orders, new:
!
Quantity
short tons-_j
Value
--.thous. of dol-.j
Hollow building tile:
!
Shipments
short tons..'
Stocks, end of month
do i

Glass containers:
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, end of month
Illuminating glassware:
Orders:
New and contract—.
Unfilled, end of month
Production
Shipments
Stocks, end of month
Plate glass, production

1.667
5,837
29.6
5,163
25,059

1. 667
6,616
30.4
4, 689
24,394
6,160

4,039
71.3
3,881
7.393
3, 515
3,518
3,193
2,830
3,739
6,373

I

3,880
73.8
••3,743
7,459
2,473
2, 894
2,849
2,688
3,935
18,676

|
!
j
|

4,198
71.0
4,461
7,145
2,711
2,503
3,369
3,119
4,140
20,743

4,543
79.7
4,375
7e 243

4,844
88.4
4,795
7, 215

4,089
87.1
5,152
6,981

4, 978
86.9
' 4, 645
7,259

i 2,835 ! 2,907 j 2,681
2,266
| 2,621 ! 2, 848
2. 870
2, 692
i 3,278
3,152
2,947
2,031
J 2,864
2,658
2, 652
2,289
! 4, 564
4,965
5,260
5,038
! 21,956
19,437
19,392 | 15,345

5, 259
91.8
' 4, 662
7,776
2,458
2,720
2,312
2,426
4,923
17,898

829
2,824
2 886
731
5,043
16, 479

i

2,283
2,516
2, 981
2, 618
5, 267
14, S55

j

Crude:
\
Imports
—.
short tons-.j
Production...
do
'
Shipments
do

Calcined, production
do
Calcined products, shipments:
!
Board, plaster, and lath
thous. of sq. ft— I
Board, wall
do
!
Cement, Keene's
short tons-.!
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging J
finish, etc
short tons..;
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing j
plants, etc
short tons..!
Tile, partition.._.
thous. of sq. ft.-!

306,672 ,
178 ;
249,143
704,848

264, 583
611,452
176,476
477,182

187,896
107,330
10,764

198,259
91,401 !
10,589 !.

136,451
81,668
3,319

\ 444,777 I

423,640 )

281, 610

70,351 '
3,80fi L

50,677
3, 063

26,542
606,523
148,756
540,500

i 299,655
i 897,807 I
I 259, 007 S
660,252 |

149.337
88,382
9,181
'355,219 ;....

!

31,974 L
4,964 I

_|.
,.

03,301 !.._
4,199 i
...

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
|
Hosiery:
j
Production
thous. of dozen pairs..! 8.843
Shipments...
.do
I 8,464
Stocks, end of month
-do
j 21,913

11,364
9,845
20,974

11,311
11,474
20,954

12,118 I 11,547
10,920
12,555
11,376 I 9,759
20.659
20,972
22,277

11,254
9,936
23,738

9,302
9,381
23,659

9,915
10, 718
2i, 856

10, 367
11,418
21,804

10,319
10, 653
21,471

9,610
8,625
9,822 j 9,090
21,259 ! 20,794

COTTON
!
678,786 665, 677 776,942 718,975 669, e
i0, 521 583,011 604,380 601,837 526,464 j 484,819 433,058
Consumptionf
bales._| 431
538
486
373
220
124
Exports (excluding linters)t
thous. of bales._
230
751
324
G17
468
799 i 797
Ginnings (total crop to end of month indicated)! •
12,141
16,812
143
3,259
13,104 I 16,178
thous. of bales.
1,871
45
9
Imports (excluding linters)
do !
31
19
5
28
9 I
9
Prices:
|
.135
Received by farmers
dol. per lb_. j
.137 ! .129 ! .124
.124
.107
.076
.090
. 081
1)77
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do i
.145
.124
.083
.103
.090
,143 j
.133 | .127
.084
080
Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales.-!
• 18, 746
2 548
Receipts into sight
do
I 1, 023
1,518
"519 3 2 7 "
3,477
695
622
175
1, 064
3,075
295
Stocks, end of month:
I
8,852 I 8,023
7,114
6, 202
4 640
4,465
5,398
4,099
13, 586
7,918
Domestic, totalf
.—do 1 13,
11,177
13. 206
2,061
2,078
2,074
1,987
1,815
1,286
1,718
991
Mills
do—-I 1,
1 549
961
1, 419
], 656
5,036
5,962
4,215
6,779
3, 584
2, 813
6.926
Warehouses
_.„
do
! 11,
11,867
3 090
9, 758 11, 549
3, 504
6,787
7,457
6, 294
5, 596
7, 812
6.421
World visible supply, total
do
j 0.
4. 361
9, 0G6
4. 904
8
029
8
769
4. 374
4,348
4,934
4,863
American cotton
.do
j 7,
5, 525
3,858 ' 3,361 ! 2,837 i 2,549
7,441
2,763
6, 467
7 225
r
Revised.
• As of Dec. 1.
*New series. Data on face brick shipments and stocks, compiled by the U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, supersede those shown in the Survey
prior to the January 1937 issue. Data beginning January 1934 were shown in table 34 p. 20 of the August 1937 issue.
tRevised series, For revisions for cotton year 1936-37, see p. 53 of the October 1937 issue.
• Cotton ginnings through Jan. 16, 1938, for the crop year ended March 1938, totaled 17,645,756 bales.

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April 1938

53

SUKVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS

April 1938

Monthly statistics through December 1935, to- 1938
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the February
1938 Supplement to the Survey.

1938

1937
February

March

April

May

June

July

DecemOctober NovemAugust September
ber
ber

January

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
.
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

dol. per bbl_
thous. of bbl.
thous. of bbl.
do.__.do._-

849,321 959,880 692, 311
829,261 917, 219 656, 529
417,827 410,417 423, 862

594,885
516,164
436,073

1,161,382 1,071,120 1,195,988 1,268,218
1,117,265 1,005,581 1,153,466 1,181,549
395,303 414,774
374,334 411,516

956,547

1.667
11,163
52.8
12,645
24,011
7,360

1.667
11,597
53.1
12,237
23,370
6,771

1.667
9,248
43.7
8,188
22,634
6,104

745,035
725,444
426,387

422,837

647, 284 652,251 1,077,319
606, 716 633,059 1,092,424
455, 932 415,324 397,351

1.667
11,634
53.2
11,890
25,493
7,540

1.667
11,374
52.0
11,190
21,565
5,859

1.667
4,534
20.7
4,390
25,023

1.667
11,223
53.1
12,773
21,388
5,896

1.667
10,402
48.8
10,272
25,747
7,544

1.667
5,837
29.6
5,163
25,059
6,788

1.667
7,047
32.2
4,793
24,879
6,342

1.667
11,894
54.4
12,291
22,940
6,347

1.667
8,443
38.6
7,879
25,622
7,554

1.667
3,916
19.8
4,575
24, 364
6,732

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
number of pieces.
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
...do...
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thous.
Shipments
thous. of brick.
Stocks, end of month
_do.-.
Face brick:*
Shipments
.
___.do--_
Stocks, end of month
do...
Viferified paving brick:
Shipments
_
do.._
Stocks, end of month
._do—_
Terra cotta:
Orders, new:
Quantity
short tons.
Value-.
thous. of dol.
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
short tons.
Stocks, end of month
.do.__

11.941
113,598
414,723

11.915
163,801
386,919

12.030
191,040
385,276

12.103
191,275
401,852

12.110
184, 625
435,318

12.116
12.125
167,085 157,839
463,531 479,256

12.076
154,424
508,840

12.113
149,672
524,110

12.113
128,118
530, 970

12. 044
95, 882
528,569

12.072
08, 867
512,604

29,094
296,411

46,667
297,654

58,214
297,426

62,086
298,114

61,557
297,703

57,120
297,406

54, 530
300,796

51,477
296,123

45,971
296,834

36,982 ' 24, 869
300,462 304,731

20, 547
299,019

3,257
59,133

4,038
57,691

6,716
56,727

8,877
60,271

9,431
61,249

8,580
63,646

7,707
66,533

8,638
66,252

12,255
60,866

3,645
248

1,060
127

1,750
223

1,077
140

916
128

1,082
122

1,495
177

133

848
106

51,082
354,210

79,793
358,286

100,381
351,509

96,246
359,881

84,932
367,022

80,317
362,455

80,812
365,788

76,290
361,084

68,954
369,610

2,995
54.3
2,893
9,318

3,880
73.8
3,743
7,459

4,198
71.0
4,461
7,145

4,543
79.7
4,375
7,243

4,844
88.4
4,795
7,215

4,989
87.1
5,152
6,981

4,978
86.9
4,645
7,259

5,259
91.8
4,662
7,776

4,548
82.5
4,400
7,843

2,664

2,473
2,894
2,849
2,688
3,935
18,676

2,711
2,503
3,369
3,119
4,140
20,743

2,885
2,621
3,278
2,864
4,564
21,956

2,907
2,848
3,152
2,658
4,965
19,437

2,681
2,870
2,947
2,652
5,260
19,392

2,266
2,692
2,031
2,289
5,038
15,&45

2, 458
2,720
2,312
2,426
4,923
17,898

2,829
2,824
2,886
2,731
5,043
16,479

12. 074

1,136
130

6,185
60,974

r

2,882
59, 273

2,537
56, 964

731

893
109

54,557
373,283

380,917

34,000
355, 544

4,417
77.1
3,932
8,261

3,735
67.8
3,211
8,696

3,235
56.5
2,684
9,192

3,125
52.4
3,016
9, 279

2,283
2,516
2,981
2,618
5,267
14,855

1,893
2,333
2,437
2,170
5,585
12, 517

1, 625
2,394
1,616
1,624
5,362
8,921

5, 119

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
thous. of gross.Percent of capacity
.
Shipments
_-.
thous. of gross.Stocks, end of month..
do
Illuminating glassware:®
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns.
Unfilled, end of month—
do._.
Production
.-..do...
Shipments
--_--do_..
Stocks, end of month
do...
Plate glass, production
thous. of sq. ft..
GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
short tons.
Production
do...
Shipments.do...
Calcined, production
__.do..
Calcined products, shipments:
Board, plaster, and lath
thous. of sq. ft..
Board, wall
do.
Cement, Keene's
short tons._
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging
finish, etc
short tons.For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc
short tons__
Tile, partition.
thous. of sq. ft,-

26,542
606,523
148,756
540,500

299,655
897,807
259,007
660, 252

306, 672
897,178
249,143
704,846

264,583
611,452
176,476
477,182

149,337
88,382
9,181

187,896
107,330
10, 764

198, 259
91,401
10,589

136,451
81, 668
3,319

355,219

444,777

423,640

281, 610

51,974
4,964

63,301
4,199

70,354
3,806

50,677
3,063

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs.Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
...do

9,481
10,109
21,285

COTTON
Consumption!-._
bales.. 427, 528
399
Exports (excluding linters)f
thous. of bales..
Ginnings (total crop to end of month indicated)! •
18, 242
thous. of bales. 19
Imports (excluding linters).
do
Prices:
.081
Received by farmers
dol. per lb_Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales.742
Receipts into sight.-.
..do
Stocks, end of month:
13,481
Domestic, totalf_
do
1,815
Mills
do.—
Warehouses
_

.do
11, 666
9,220
World visible supply, total
do
7,271
American cotton
.do

9,302
9,381
23,659

9,915
10, 718
22,856

10, 367
11,418
21,804

10,319
10,653
21,471

9,610
9,822
21, 259

669, 665 680, 521 583,011
324
230
124

604,380
220

601,837
617

526,464
799

484,819
797

143
19

1,871

8,259
5

13,164
9

16,178

.124
.124

.107
.103

.090
.090

.081
.084

.077
.080

175

1,064

3,075

3,477

4,099
1,286
2,813
4,361
2,549

4,465
961
3,504
4,374
2,763

7,918
991

11,177
1,419
9,758
8,029
6,467

10,920
9,759
22,277

11, 254
9,936
23,738

11,311
11,474
20,954

12,116
12,555
20,659

11,547
11,376
20,972

665,677
486

776, 942
468

718, 975
373

23

12,141
45

28

31

.124
.131

.135
.145

.137
.143

.129
.133
327

295

1,815
3,584
5,596
3,361

4,640
1,549
3,090
4,904
2,837

622

697

519

8,023
2,061
5,962
7,457
4,984

7,114
2,078
5,036
6,787
4,348

6,202
1,987
4,215
6,294
3,858

.124
.127

6,421
4,863

8,625
9,090
20, 794

433, 058 434, 740
751
647
16,812
9

.076
.083
' r18, 934
2,548
1,518
13, 206
1,656
11, 549
8,769
7,225

8,843
8,464
21, 913

13,586
1,718
11,867
9, 066
7,441

17, 646
.079
.086
1,023
13,534
1,763
11, 772
9,210
7,450

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Revised.
« Total crop.
•New series. Data on face brick shipments and stocks, compiled by the U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, supersede those shown In the Survey
prior to the January 1937 issue. Data beginning January 1934 were shown in table 34, p. 20 of the August 1937 issue.
tRevised series. For revisions for cotton year 1936-37, see p. 53 of the October 1937 issue.
• February figure is the total crop for 1937.
<8>Data on basis of "number of turns," as shown here, are no longer available; new series, on basis of number of pieces and value are available beginning Jan 1938 These
data will appear in a subsequent issue of the Survey.

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May 1938

Monthly statistics through December 1935, to- 1938
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the March
1938 Supplement to the Survey.

1938

1937
March

April

May

June

July

August

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STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

dol. per bbl._
thous. of bbl-.
thous. of bbl._
do
do

1.667
5,879
26.9
7,259
22,981
6,597

1.667
8,443
38.6
7,879
25,622
7,554

1.667
10,402
48.8
10,272
25,747
7,544

1.667
11,597
53.1
12,237
23,370

1.667
11,374
52.0
11,190
21,565
5,859

1. 667
4,534
20.7
4,390
25, 023

1.667
3,916
19.8
4, 575
r
24, 361
6,732

1.667
9,248
43.7
8,188
22, 634
6,104

1.667
7,047
32.2
4,793
24,879
6,342

745,035
725, 444
426,387

849,321 959,880
829, 261 917, 219
417,827 410,417

692,311
656, 529
423,862

510,700 650,657
516,164 607,216
442, 257 465,616

12.116
157,839
479, 256

12.076
154,424
508,840

12.113
12.113
149, 672 128,118
524,110 530, 970

12.044
95,882
528,569

12. 072 12. 074
68,794 74. 950
••511,904 495,156

57,120
297,406

54, 530
300, 796

51, 477
296,123

45,971
296,834

36,982
300,462

24, 869
304,731

20, 547 23, 327
299, 019 298, 041

9,431
61,249

63,646

7,707
66,533

8,638
66,252

12, 255
60,866

6,185
60,974

2,882
59,273

2,537
56,964

2,087
56,433

1,077
140

916
128

1,082
122

1,495
177

848
106

800

731

133

893
109

1,136
130

100,381
351,509

9«,246
359,881

84,932
367,022

80,317
362,455

80,812
365,788

76,290
361,084

68,954
369,610

54, 557
373, 283

39,937
380,917

1.667
11,634
53.2
11,890
25,493
7,540

1.667
11,163
52.8
12,645
24,011
7,360

1.667
11,894
54.4
12, 291
22, 940
6,347

1.667
11,223
53.1
12,773
21,388
5,896

956,547
885,696
422,837

1,161,382 1,071,120 1,195,988 1,268,218
,117,265 1,005,581
1,117,265
,005,581 1,153,466 1,181,549
395,303 414,774
374,334 411, 516

12.030
191,040
385,276

12.103
191,275
401,852

12.110
184,625
435,318

12.125
167,085
463,531

58,214
297,426

62,086
298,114

61,557
297,703

6,716
56,727

8,877
60,271

1,750
223

6,771

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
number of pieces.. 801,974 1,077,319
Shipments
do
787,019 1,092,424
444,001
397,351
Stocks, end of month
do
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
11.915
dol. per thous__ 12.047
163,801
Shipments
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month—.do
386,919
Face brick:*
Shipments
do
46,667
Stocks, end of month
do
297,654
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
do
4,038
Stocks, end of month
do
57,691
Terra cotta:
Orders, new:
1,317
1,060
Quantity
short tons..
147
127
Value
thous. of dol..
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
short tons..
79,793
Stocks, end of month
.do
358,286

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34,000 35, 611
355, 544 355,186

GLASS P R O D U C T S
Glass containers:
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of gross..
Stocks, end of month—
.do
Illuminating glassware:®
Orders:
New and contract-..
number of turns..
Unfilled, end of month
do
Production
_
do
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do
Plate glass, production
thous. of sq. ft..

3,637
58.6
3,616
9,265

4,198
71.0
4,461
7,145

4,543
79.7
4,375
7,243

4,844
88.4
4,795
7,215

4,989
87.1
5,152
6,981

4,978
86.9
4,645
7,259

5,259
91.8
4,662
7,776

4,548
82.5
4,400
7,843

4,417
77.1
3,932
8,261

3,735
67.8
3,211
8,696

3,235
56.5
2,684
9,192

3,125
52.4
3,016
9,279

2,995
54.3
2,893
9,318

3,802

2,711
2,503
3,369
3,119
4,140
20,743

2,885
2,621
3,278
2,864
4,564
21,956

2,907
2,848
3,152
2,658
4,965
19.437

2,681
2,870
2,947
2,652
5,260
19,392

2,266
2,692
2,031
2,289
5,038
15, £45

2, 458
2,720
2,312
2,426
4,923
17,898

2,829
2,824
2,886
2,731
5.043
16, 479

2,283
2,516
2,981
2,618
5.267
14,855

1,893
2, 333
2,437
2,170
5,585
12, 517

1,625
2,394
1,616
1,624
5, 362
8,921

5,119

2,664

GYPSUM AND P R O D U C T S
Crude:
Imports
short tons..
Production
_._
do
Shipments
do
Calcined, production
do
Calcined products, shipments:
Board, plaster, and lath
.thous. of sq. ft..
Board, wall
do
Cement, Keene's
..short tons..
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging
finish, etc
short tons..
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc
short tons..
Tile, partition
.thous. of sq. ft--

26,542
606,523
148,756
540,500

299,655
897,807
259,007

149,337
88, 382
9,181

660, 252

306, 672
897,178
249,143
704,846

264, 583
611,452
176,476
477,182

187,896
107,330
10, 764

198, 259
91,401
10,

136, 451
81,668
3,319

355,219

444, 777

423,640

281, 610

51,974
4,964

63, 301
4,199

70,354
3,806

50, 677
3,063

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
.
thous. of dozen pairs.
Shipments
do.__
Stocks, end of month
do...
COTTON
Consumption..
bales.. 510, 941
Exports (excluding linters)
thous. of bales..
Ginnlngs (total crop to end of month indicated)
thous. of bales. . 18, 242
Imports (excluding linters).
_
do
14
Prices:
Received by farmers
dol. per lb_.
.084
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do.._.
Production (crop estimate)—-..thous. of bales..
Receipts into sight.
_
do
677
Stocks, end of month:
Domestic, total
_do
12, 728
Mills
do....
1,772
Warehouses
do
10,956
World visible supply, total
...do
9,025
American cotton
do
6,881
• Total crop.
* Revised.

9,302
9,381
23,659

9,915
10, 718
22,856

10,367
11,418
21,804

10,319
10, 653
21,471

9,610
9,822
21, 259

669, 665 680, 521 583,011
324
230
124

604, 380
220

601,837
617

526, 464
799

484,819
797

143
19

1,871

1,259
5

13,164

16,178

36
.124
.127

M26

.107
.103

.090

.081
.084

.077
.080

175

1,064

3,075

3,477

2,548

4,099
1,286
2,813
4,361
2,549

4,465
961
3,504
4,374
2,763

7,918
991
6,926
6,421
4,863

11,177
1, 419
9,758
8,029
6,467

13, 206
1,656
11, 549
8,769
7,225

11,547
11,376
20,972

776,942
468

718,975
373

12,141
45

28

31

.135
.145

M40
.143

M28
.133

11, 254
9,936
23,738

697

519

327

295

7,114
2,078
5,036
6,787
4,348

6,202
1,987
4,215
6,294
3,858

5,398
1,815
3,584
5,596
3,361

4,640
1,549
3,090
4,904
2,837

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10,920
9,759
22,277

12,116
12,555
20,659

.124

8,625
9,090
20, 794

13, 586
1,718
11,867
9,066
7,441

9,481
10,109
21, 285

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53

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June 1038
Monthly statistics through December 1935, together with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the
1938 Supplement to the Survey.

April

1938

1937

1938
April

May

June

July

August

Septem- October Novem- Decem- January
ber
ber
ber

Febru-

ary

March

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
_
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

dol. per bbLthous. of bbl..
.thous. of bbl._
-do
do

1.667
11, 894
54 4
12, 291
22, 940
6,347

1.667
11, 223
53 1
12, 773
21, 388
5,896

1.667
11,374
52 0
11,190
21, 565
5,859

1.667
9,248
43 7
8,188
22, 634
6,104

1.667
7,047
32.2
4,793
24, 879
6,342

1. 667
4,534
20.7
4,390
25, 023
6,589

1. 667
3,916
19 8
4,575
24, 361
6,732

1.667
5,879
26 9
7,259
T
22, 979
* 6, 622

956, 547
885 696
422, 837

1,161,382 1,071,120 1,195,988 1,268,218
1,117,265 1,005,581 1,153,466 1,181,549
395,303 414,774 374,334 411, 516

745 035
725 444
426 387

849, 321
829 261
417 827

959, 880
917 219
410 417

692, 311
656, 529
423, 862

510, 700
516, 164
442, 257

650, 657
607 216
465, 616

801 974
787 019
444 001

12. 030
191,040
385, 276

12. 103
191, 275
401, 852

12. 110
184, 625
435, 318

12. 125
167, 085
463, 531

12. 116
157 839
479, 256

12. 076
154 424
508,840

12. 113
149 672
524, 110

12. 113
128 118
530, 970

12. 044
95, 882
528,569

12. 072
68, 794
511,904

12. 074
74 978
486,950

12, 047
114 553
445 670

58, 214
297, 426

62, 086
298, 114

61, 557
297, 703

57, 120
297, 406

54, 530
300, 796

51 477
296,123

45 971
296, 834

36, 982
300, 462

24, 869
304,731

20, 547
299, 019

23 327
298, 041

38 797
288 064

6,716
56, 727

8,877
60, 271

9,431
61, 249

8,580
63,646

7,707
66, 533

8 638
66, 252

12, 255
60, 866

6, 185
60, 974

2,882
59, 273

2,537
56, 964

2,087
56, 433

3 856
55 484

1,750
223

1,077
140

916

1,082
122

1,495
177

884

848

800

731

893

128

106

99

98

109

1 136
130

1 317
147

100, 381
351, 509

96, 246
359, 881

84, 932
367, 022

80, 317
362, 455

80, 812
365, 788

76, 290
361,084

68, 954
369, 610

54, 557
373, 283

39, 937
380,917

34, 000
355, 544

35, 631
355,270

58 719
345 311

3,647
61.0
3,645
9,215

4,543
79.7
4,375
7,243

4,844
88.4
4,795
7,215

4,989
87.1
5,152
6,981

4,978
86 9
4 645
7,259

5,259
91.8
4 662
7,776

4 548
82.5
4 400
7 843

4 417
77 1
3 932
8 261

3 735
67 8
3 211
8 696

3,235
56.5
2 684
9,192

3,125
52.4
3 016
9,279

2 995
54 3
2 893
9 318

3 637
58 6
3 616
9 265

3,820

2,885
2,621
3,278
2,864
4,564
21,956

2,907
2,848
3,152
2,658
4,965
19, 437

2,681
2,870
2,947
2,652
5,260
19,392

2,268
2,692
2,031
2 289
5,038
15, 345

2,458
2 720
2,312
2 426
4,923
17, 898

2,829
2 824
2,886
2 731
5 043
16, 479

2,283
2 516
2 981
2 618
5 267
14, 855

1,893
2 333
2,437
2 170
5 585
12, 517

1,625
2,394
1,616
1 624
5,362
8,921

5,119

2, 664

3,802

8 843
8 464
21*913

9 481
10 109
21 285

10 995
12 077
20 253

1.667
7,983
37 7
8,678
22, 283
6,483

1.667
10, 402
48.8
10, 272
25, 747
7,644

1.667
11,634
53.2
11,890
25, 493
7,540

1.667
11, 163
52.8
12, 645
24, Oil
7,360

1.667
11,597
53.1
12, 237
23, 370
6,771

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production .
number of pieces
577, 258
Shipments
do
708 756
Stocks, end of month
do
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thous. . 12.050
Shipments
thous. of brick
Stocks, end of month
do __
Pace brick:*
Shipments.
._ .
_
do
Stocks, end of month
do
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments ._
do
Stocks, end of month
do
Terra cotta:
Orders, new:
887
Quantity
short tons-.
100
Value
thous. of dol..
Hollow building tile:
Shipments . _ _
short tons__
Stocks, end of month .. ..
do

133

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GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
thous. of gross
Percent of capacity
PhipmfiTitS
tho^s. of gross
Stocks, end of month
do
Illuminating glassware:®
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns..
Unfllled, end of month . _
do __
Production
do
Shipments
.. do
Stocks, end of month
do
Plate glass, production
thous. of sq. ft-GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
short tons..
Production
do
Shipments
.
do _ _
Calcined, production,
do
Calcined products, shipments:
Board, plaster, and lath
thous. of sq. ft..
Board, wall
do
Cement, Keene's
short tons..
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging
finish, etc
short tons-For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc
short tons..
Tile, partition
thous. of sq. ft—

299, 655
897, 807
259, 007
660, 252

306, 672
897, 178
249 143
704, 846

264 583
611,452
176 476
477, 182

187, 896
107, 330
10, 764

198, 259
91, 401
10,589

136,451
81, 668
3,319

444, 777

423, 640

281, 610

63, 301
4,199

70, 354
3,806

50 677
3,063

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
»
do __

9,840
10 593
19, 491

11,547
11, 376
20, 972

10, 920
9,759
22, 277

11, 254
9 936
23,738

9,302
9 381
23 659

9 915
10 718
22 856

10 367
11 418
21 804

10 319
10 653
21 471

9 610
9 822
21 259

8 625
9 090
20 794

COTTON
Consumption
bales
414, 392 718, 975 669, 665 680, 521 583 Oil 604 380 601 837 526 464 484 819 433 058 434 740 427 593 510 941
Exports (excluding linters)
thous. of bales..
377
324
373
230
124
220
799
617
751
647
399
797
426
Qinnings (total crop to end of month indicated)
thous. of bales
143
8 259
1 871
13 164
16 178
16 812
17 646
18 242
Imports (excluding linters)
do
19
31
28
8
36
19
5
9
9
6
19
14
9
Prices:
Received by farmers...
...dol. per lb_.
.084
M28
.124
.107
M40
M26
.090
.081
.077
.076
.079
.081
.084
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
.088
.143
.133
.127
.103
.124
.090
.084
.080
.083
.089
.089
.086
Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales..
"18 945
Receipts into sight—
do
500
519
1,064
327
295
175
3,075
3,477
2,548
742
1,518
1,023
677
Stocks, end of month:
4 OQQ
10 401
1 9 790
12 189
Domestic, total
do
1 *3 ^4
6 202
6 398
4 640
4 465
7 918
11 177
13 206
13 586
1 703
Mills
.
do
1 987
1 815
1 549
1 286
*961
991
1 419
1 656
1 772
1 718
1 763
1 815
Warehouses
,.
do __
10, 486
4,215
3,584
3,090
3 504
2 813
6 926
9 758
11 549
11 867
11 772
11 666
lo' 956
World visible supply, total
do
8,796
6,294
4,904
5,596
4,374
6,421
4,361
8,029
8,769
9,066
9,220
9,025
9,210
American cotton
.do
6,509
3,858
3,361
2,837
2,549
2,763
4,863
6,467
7,225
7,441
7,271
6,881
7,450
r Revised.
« Total crop.
*New series. Data on face brick shipments and stocks, compiled by the U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, supersede those shown in the Survey
prior to the January 1937 issue. Data beginning January 1934 were shown in table 34, p. 20 of the August 1937 issue.
<8>Data on basis of "number of turns," as shown here, are no longer available; a new series on basis of the number of pieces and value are available beginning January
1938. These data will appear in a subsequent issue of the Survey.

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Monthly statistics through December 1935, together with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the
1938 Supplement to the Survey.

May

1938

1937

1938
June

May

July

August

Septem- October Novem- Decem- January
ber
ber
ber

February

March

April

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

dol. per bbl_.
thous. of bbl..
thous. of bbl.
do
do...

1. 667
10, 361
47.4
9,752
22,871
6,303

1.667
11,894
54.4
12,291
22,940
6,347

1 667
11, 223
53.1
12, 773
21,388
5,896

1.667
11,374
52.0
11,190
21, 565
5,859

1.667
9,248
43.7
8,188
22,634
6,104

1.667
7,047
32.2
4,793
24,879
6,342

1.667
4,534
20.7
4,390
25,023
6,589

1.667
3,916
19.8
4,575
24, 361
6,732

1.667
5,879
26.9
7,259
22, 979
6,622

1.667
7,983
37.7
8,678
• 22 262
«• 6\ 497

1,161,382 1,071,120 1,195,988 1,268,218
1,117 265 1,005,581 1,153,466 1,181,549

745,035
725, 444

849,321
829,261

959,880
917, 219

692,311
656, 529

510, 700
516,164
266, 526

650, 657
607, 216
289,885

801,974
787,019
268,270

577,258
708, 756
252,142

12.103
181.275
401,852

12.110
184.625
435,318

12.125
167,085
463,531

12.116
157,839
479, 256

12.076
154,424
508,840

12.113
149,672
524,110

12.113
128,118
530, 970

12.044
95,882
528,569

12. 072
68, 794
511,904

12.074
74, 978
486,950

12.047
114,909
445,379

12. 050
129, 459
421, 407

62,086
298,114

61,557
297,703

57,120
297,406

54, 530
300, 796

51,477
296,123

45,971
296,834

36,982
300,462

24, 869
304,731

20, 547
299, 019

23, 327
298, 041

' 38,801
288,644

45, 902
280, 502

1.667
11,634
53.2
11,890
25, 493
7.540

1.667
11,163
52.8
12, 645
24,011
7,360

1.667

11,597
53.1
12, 237
23,370
6,771

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
number of pieces. 710,164
668, 252
Shipments
_
.do
249,899
Stocks, end of month f
do
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thous-. 12. 007
Shipments
thous. of brick_.
Stocks, end of month
do
Face brick:*
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month.__
do
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments..
_
..do
Stocks, end of month.
do—
Terra cotta:
Orders, new:
Quantity
short tons,Value
..thous. of dol-.
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
.short tons..
Stocks, end of month
do—

6,877
60, 271

9,431
61,249

8.580
63,646

7,707
66, 533

8,638
66, 252

12,255
60, 866

6,185
60,974

2,882
59,273

2,537
56, 964

2,087
56, 433

1.077
140

916
128

1,082
122

1,495
177

884
133

848
106

800
99

731
109

96.246
359,881

84,932
367.022

80,317
362,455

80,812
365,788

76,290
361,084

68,954
369,610

54, 557
373, 283

39,937
380,917

4,844
88.4
4,795
7,215

4,989
87.1
5,152
6,981

4,978
86.9
4,645
7,259

5,259
91.8
4,662
7,776

4,548
82.5
4,400
7,843

4,417
77.1
3,932
8,261

3,735
67.8
3,211

2,907
2,848
3.152
2,658
4,965
19.437

2,681
2,870
2,947
2,652
5,260
19,392

2,266
2,692
2,031
2,289
5,038
15,345

2,458
2,720
2,312
2,426
4,923
17,898

2,829
2,824
2,886
2,731
5.043
16,479

2,283
2,516
2,981
2,618
5,267
14,855

1,893
2,333
2,437
2,170
5,585
12, 517

r

3,8ll
55,484

5,243
55, 270

1,136
130

1,317
147

887
100

34,000
355, 544

35, 631
355,270

' 59,035
345,214

61,252
332, 372

3,235
56.5
2,684
9,192

3,125
52.4
3,016
9,279

2,995
54.3
2.893
9,318

3,637
58.6
3,616
9,265

3, 647
61.0
3,645
9,215

1,625
2,394
1,616
1,624
5,362
8,921

5,119

2,664

3,802

3,820

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, end of month.Illuminating glassware:®
Orders:
New and contract
Unfllled, end of month
Production
Shipments
Stocks, end of month
Plate glass, production

thous. of gross..
-thous. of gross..
.do
number of turns..
do
...do
do
do
-thous. of sq. ft..

3,837
66.8
3,902

3,866

GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
short tons..
Production
_
_
do
Shipments.
do
Calcined, production
do
Calcined products, shipments:
Board, plaster, and lath
thous. of sq. ft_.
Board, wall
do
Cement, Keene's
.short tons..
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging
finish, etc
short tons.
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc
short tons..
Tile. partition
thou.s. of sq. ft

299,655
897,807
259,007
660, 252

306. 672
897,178
249,143
704,846

264, 583
611,452
176,476
477,182

187,896
107,330
10, 764

198, 259
91,401
10, S

136,451
81,668
3,319

444,777

423,640

281, 610

63,301
4,199

70,354

50, 677
3,063

6,348
452. 620

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs.
Shipments
do...
Stocks, end of month
do__.
COTTON
Consumption
bales.. 425, 684
Exports (excluding linters)
thous. of bales..
193
Ginnings (total crop to end of month indicated)
thous. of bales
imports (excluding linters)
do__.
Priees:
.084
Received by farmers
doi. per lb.
.084
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do__Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales
Receipts into sight
do...
256
Stocks, end of month:
Domestic, total
do
11, 644
Mills
do—.
1, 586
Warehouses
do
10,0.58
World visible supply, total
do
8, 490
American cotton
do
6, 071

10,920
9,759
22, 277
9, G65
324

.129
133
327
5,398
1,815
3. 584
5. 596
3,361

9,302
9.381
23.659

9,915
10, 718
2i. 856

10, 367
11,418
21, 804

10,319
10, 653
21, 471

9,610
9,822
21,259

8, 625
9,090
20, 794

8,843
8,464
21, 913

9,481
10, 109
21, 285

10, 995
12, 077
20, 253

9,840
10, 593
19,491

680. 521 583,011
124
230

604, 380
220

601, 837
617

526, 464
799

484,819
797

433, 058
751

434, 740
647

427, 528
399

510, 941
426

414,392
377

36

143
19

1,871
8

8,259
5

13, 164
9

16,178
9

16,812
9

17, 646
6

124
127

.126
.124

.107
.103

.090
.090

.081
.084

.077
.080

.079
.0S6
1. 023

742

13, 534
1, 763
11,772
9. 210
7,450

13,481
1,815
11, 066
9, 220
7,271

11, 254
9,936
23,738

295

175

1, 064

3.075

3,477

2, 548

.076
.083
• 18, 945
1,518

4,640
1,549
3,090
4,904
2,837

4,099
1,286
2,813
4,381
2, 549

4,465
961
3,504
4,374
2,763

7,918
991
6.926
6, 421
4,863

11,177
1,419
9,758
8, 029
6,467

13, 206
1,656
11. 549
8, 769
7,225

13, 586
1, "18
11.S67
9, 066
7,441

13,242
.081
. 089

.084
.089
077

12, 728
1,772
10, 050
9, 025
6, 881

.084
.088
500
12, 189
1, 703
10, 486
8, 796
(3, 509

'Revised.
• Total crop.
*New series. D a t a on face brick shipment;, a n d stocks, compiled b y t h e U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, supersede those shown in t h e Survey
prior to the J a n u a r y 1937 issue. D a t a beginning J a n u a r y 1934 were shown in table 34, p 20 of the August 1937 issue.
t Revised series: Stocks of bathroom accessories revised beginning J a n u a r y 1938; earlier data not available.
<8>Data on basis of " n u m b e r of t u r n s , " as shown here, are no longer available; a new series on basis of the n u m b e r of pieces a n d value are available beginning J a n u a r y
19MS. These data will appear in a subsequent issue of the Survey.

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August 1938

Monthly statistics through December 1935, to- 1938
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the
June
1936 Supplement to the Survey.

1937
July

June

1938

Decem- January
August SeptemOctober November
ber
ber

February

March

April

May

1.667
3,916
19.8
4,575
24, 361
6,732

1.667
5,879
26.9
7,259
22,979
6,622

1.667
7,983
37.7
8,678
22, 262
6,497

1.667
10, 361
47.4
9,752
r
22,875
r
6, 326

959,880 692, 311 510,700 650,657
917, 219 656, 529 516,164 607, 216
266, 526

801,974
787,019
268,270

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

dol. per bbL.
thous. of bbl..
thous. of bbl..
do
do

1.667
10, 535
49.8
10,932
22,478
6,216

1.667
11,163
52.8
12.645
24,011
7,360

1.667
11,597
53.1
12,237
23,370
6,771

1.667
11,894
54.4
12,291
22,940
6,347

1.667
11,223
53.1
12,773
21,388

1.667
11,374
52.0
11,190
21,565
5,859

1.667
9,248
43.7
8,188
22,634
6,104

1.667
7,047
32.2
4,793
24,879
6,342

1.667
4,534
20.7
4,390
25,023
6,589

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
number of pieces.. 787, 535 [,071,120
783, 578 ,005,581
Shipments
do
239, 779
Stocks, end of month t
do
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f o. b. plant
dol. per thous.. 11. 927 1?.110
184, 625
Shipments
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month
do
435,318
Face brick:*
61,557
Shipments
do
297,703
Stocks, end of month
do
Vitrified paving brick:
9,431
Shipments
.do
61,249
Stocks, end of month
do—
Terra cotta:
Orders, new:
1,712
916
Quantity
short tons.172
128
Value..
thous. of doLHollow building tile:
84,932
Shipments
short tons..
367,022
Stocks, end of month
do—

1,195,988 1,268,218 745,035 849,321
1,153,466 1,181,549 725, 444 829,261

12.125
167,085
463,531

12.116
157,839
479,256

12.076
154,424
508,840

12.113
149,672
524,110

12.113
12.044
128,118 95, 882
530, 970 528,569

57,120
297,406

54, 530 51, 477
300,796 296,123

45,971
296,834

36,982
300,462

577, 258 710,164
708, 756 668,252
252,142 249,899

12.072
68,794
511,904

12.074
74, 978
486,950

12.047
12.050
114, 909 129,509
445,379 419,200

24,869
304,731

20, 547
299,019

23, 327
298, 041

38,801
288,644

2,882
59, 273

2,537
56,964

2,087
56, 433

3,811
55,484
1,317
147

8.580
63,646

7,707
66,533

8,638
66,252

12,255
60,866

6,185
60,974

1,082
122

1,495
177

848
106

800
99

731

133

893
109

1,136
130

80,317
362,455

80,812
365,788

76,290
361,084

68,954
369,610

54,557
373,283

39, 937
380,917

34,000
355, 544

35, 631
355,270

12.007
130, 661
428,116

45, 902 48, 684
281,651 276, 258
5,243
55,170

7,900
54,274

887
100

1,488
160

59,035 --61,312
345,214 332,721

61, 267
334, 747

r

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
_.
thous. of grossPercent of capacity

Shipments
thous. of gross..
Stocks, end of month
do
Illuminating glassware:®
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns_
Unfllled, end of month—
do
Production
...do....
Shipments..
do
Stocks, end of month
do—
Plate glass, polished, production.thous. of sq. ft..

3,583
60.0
3.858
8,750

4,989
87.1
5,152
6.981

4,978
86.9
4,645
7.259

5,259
91.8
4,662
7,776

4,548
82.5
4,400
7,843

4,417
77.1
3,932
8,261

3,735
67.8
3,211
8,696

3,235
56.5
2,684
9,192

3,125
52.4
3,016
9,279

2,995
54.3
2.893
9,318

3,637
58.6
3,616
9,265

3,647
61.0
3,645
9,215

2.2fi6
2,692
2,031

5,956

2,681
2,870
2.947
2,652
5,260
19.392

2,458
2,720
2,312
2,426
4,923
17,898

2,829
2.824
2,886
2,731
5.043
16,479

2,283
2,516
2,981
2,618
6,267
14,855

1,893
2,333
2,437
2,170
5,585
12,517

1,625
2,394
1,616
1,624
5,362
8,921

5,119

2,664

3,802

3, 820

6.038
15,345

3,837
66.8
3,902

GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS f
Crude:
Imports
short tons.
Production
-do...
Shipments. _.
.-do
Calcined, production
do
Calcined products, shipments:
Board, plaster, and lath
thous. of sq ft.
Board, wall
do-._
Cement, Keene's
short tons
Plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging
finish, etc
short tons
For pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing
plants, etc
.short tons
Tile. partition
thous. of sq. ft

299,655
897,807
259,007
660, 252

306 672
897,178
249,143
704,846

264,583
611,452
176,476
477,182

187,896
107,330
10, 764

198, 259
91,401
10,589

136,451
81, 668
3,319

444,777

423,640

281,610

63,301
4,199

70, 354
3.80P

50, 677
3,063

6,348
452.620
107,904

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs.
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do—

11,254
9,936
23.738

9.302
9.381
23.659

9,915
10. 718
22,856

10,367
11,418
21,804

10,319
10,653
21,471

9,610
9,822
21, 259

8,625
9,090
20, 794

8,843
8,464
21,913

9,481
10,109
21, 285

10,995
12,077
20,253

9,840
10, 593
19,491

10,038
10,096
19,460

COTTON
Consumption
bales.. 442, 742 680, 521 583,011 604,380 601,837 526, 464 484,819 433,058 434, 740 427, 528 510,941 414, 392 425, 684
220
617
797
399
426
176
230
124
799
751
377
193
647
Exports (excluding linters)
thous. of bales.,
Oinnings (total crop to end of month indicated)
1,871
16,812
143
8,259
13,164
16,178
17, 646
18,242
thous. of bales
14
5
9
19
20
6
36
19
Imports (excluding linters)
do...
15
8
Prices:
.084
.080
.107
.090
.081
.084
.077
.076
.081
.126
.079
Received by farmers
dol. per lb
'.125
.084
.080
.103
.090
.084
.127
.124
.083
.084
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do..• 18,945
Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales
742
500
256
175 ""I," 064"
"3," 477 "~2~ 548
677
^295
1,023
Receipts into sight
d o . . . """"214"
1,518
Stocks, end of month:
11,644
13,206
7,918
12,189
4,640
4,465
11,177
13,586
12, 728
13, 534
13,481
4,099
Domestic, total
.do...
11,113
1,656
991
1,586
961
1,419
1,718
1,703
1,549
1,815
1,772
1,416
1,286
1,763
Mills
do6,926
3,504
9,758
9,697
10,058
2,813
11,867
10,486
3,090
11,549
11, 666
10,956
11,772
Warehouses
.do...
8,142
6.421
4.374
8,029
4,361
9,066
8,769
9,220
8,796
8,490
4,904
9,025
9,210
World visible supply, total—
do...
4,863
2,763
6,467
5,772
2,549
7,441
7,225
7,271
6,071
6,509
2,837
6,881
7,450
American cotton
do
* Revised.
• Total crop.
*New series. Data on face brick shipments and stocks, compiled by the U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, supersede those shown in the Survey
•prior to the January 1937 issue. Data beginning January 1934 were shown in table 34, p. 20 of the August 1937 issue.
fRevised series: Stocks of bathroom accessories revised beginning January 1938; earlier data not available. Gypsum and products are in process of revision; data beginning 1930 will be shown in a subsequent issue.
<g>Data on basis of "number of turns," as shown here, are no longer available; a new series on basis of the number of pieces and value are available beginning January
1938. These data will appear in a subsequent issue of the Survey.

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STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
_
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

dol. per bbl__
thous. of bbl._thous. of bbl..
do
do

1.667
10, 967
50 2
10, 163
23, 271
6, 112

1.667
11,597
53.1
12,237
23,370
6,771

1.667
11, 894
54.4
12, 291
22,940
6,347

1.667
11, 223
53. 1
12, 773
21, 388
5,896

1.667
11, 374
52.0
11, 190
21, 565
5,859

1.667
9,248
43.7
8,188
22, 634
6,104

1.667
7,047
32.2
4,793
24, 879
6,342

1.667
4,534
20.7
4,390
25, 023
6,589

1.667
3,916
19.8
4,575
24, 361
6,732

1. 667
5,879
26.9
7,259
22, 979
6,622

1.667
7,983
37.7
8, 678
22, 262
6,497

1.667
10, 361
47 4
9,752
22, 875
6,326

745, 035
725, 444

849, 321
829, 261

959, 880
917, 219

692,311
656, 529

510, 700
516, 164
266, 526

650, 657
607, 216
289, 885

801,974
787, 019
268, 270

577, 258
70S. 756
252, 142

710, 164
668, 252
249, 899

787, 535
783, 578
239 779

12. 076
154,424
508,840

12. 113
149, 672
524, 110

12. 113
128, 118
530, 970

12. 044
95. 882
528,569

12. 072
68, 794
511,904

12. 074
74, 978
486,950

12.047
114, 909
445, 379

12. 050
12. 007
129,509 r 130, 728
419,200 ' 428, 843

11.927
145, 279
431, 736

51, 477
296,123

45, 971
296, 834

36, 982
300, 462

24, 869
304,731

20, 547
299, 019

23, 327
298, 041

38, 801
288, 644

45, 902
281, 65J

' 49, 155
277, 009

50, 249
271 721

8,638
66, 2-52

12, 255
60, 866

6, 185
60, 974

2,882
59, 273

2, 537
56, 964

2,087
56, 433

3,811
55, 484

5,243
55, 170

7.900
54, 274

9 079
56, 849

884

848

8S7

1,488
160

1 712
172

1.667
10, 535
49 8
10, 932
r 22, 467
' 6, 218

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production .
number of pieces
778,471 1,195,988 1,268,218
Shipments
do
751, 244 1,153,466 1,181,549
242, 745
Stocks, end of month t - do
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f o, b. plant
12.125
12. 116
dol. per thous.. 11. 972
Shipments
thous. of brick
167, 085 157, 839
Stocks, end of month
_.
do
463,531 479, 256
Face brick:*
Shipments
do
54, 530
57, 120
Stocks, end of month
do
297,406 300, 796
Vitrified paving brick:
7,707
8,580
Shipments
do
63.646
66, 533
Stocks, end of month
»
do .
Terra cotta:
Orders, new:
1,495
1,018
Quantity
short tons
1,032
177
122
Value
.thous of doL105
Bollow building tile:
80, 812
80, 317
Shipments
short tons
Stocks, end of month
do __
362. 455 365, 788

800

731

893

106

99

98

, 109

1, 136
130

1,317
147

76, 290
361,084

68,954
369, 610

54, 557
373, 283

39, 937
380,917

34,000
355, 544

35, 631
355,270

59, 035
345, 214

133

100

r

61,312 ' 62, 296 64, 631
332,721 ' 333, 979 344, 518

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production.thous. of gross_Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of gross..
Stocks. end of month
do
Illuminating glassware:®
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns
Unfilled, end of month
do
Production
do
Shipments
do
Stocks end of month
do
Plate glass, polished, production.thous. of sq. ft—

3,506
61.0
3, 847
8,354

4,978
86.9
4,645
7,259

5,259
91.8
4,662
7,776

4,548
82.5
4,400
7,843

4,417
77.1
3,932
8,261

3,735
67.8
3,211
8,696

3,235
56.5
2,684
9,192

3,125
52.4
3,016
9,279

2,995
54.3
2.893
9,318

3,637
58.6
3,616
9,265

3,647
61.0
3, 045
9,215

3,837
66. 8
3,902
9,088

3.583
60.0
3. 858
8, 750

5,506

2 266
2,692
2 031
2,289
5 038
15, 345

2,458
2,720
2,312
2,426
4,923
17, 898

2,829
2,824
2,886
2,731
5,043
16, 479

2 283
2,516
2 981
2,618
5 267
14, 855

1,893
2,333
2,437
2,170
5,585
12, 517

1, 625
2, 394
1,616
1.624
5,362
8,921

5,119

2,664

3,802

3, 820

3,866

5,956

GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS f
Crude:
Imports
short tons
Production
do
Calcined, production
do
Gypsum products sold or used:
Uncalciried
do
Calcined:
Lath
thous. of sq. ft
Wallboard.
._ do
Keene?<; cement
short tons
All building uses _.. __ do
For manufacturing uses
do
Tile.
.
thous. of sq ft

306. 672
897. 178
704, 846

264 583
611,452
477, 182

249, 143

176, 476

108,304

209, 565

198,259
91, 401
10 5^9
423, 640
70, 354
3,806

136, 451
81. 668
3 319
281, 610
50, 677
3,063

140, 428
94, 385
7 352
294, 175
31, 510
4,434

200, 444
100, 704
5 909
390, 143
25 ?46
5, 704

r

6 348
453, 420
447, 049

222 2«2
724 798
589, 308

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous of dozen pairs
Shipments
_-do___
Stocks, end of month _
_ do

9,302
9,381
23,659

9 915
10, 718
22, 856

10, 367
11,418
21,804

10 319
10, 653
21, 471

9,610
9,822
21,259

8,625
9,090
20, 794

8,843
8,464
21, 913

9 481
10, 109
21, 285

10 995
12, 077
20, 253

9 840
10, 593
19,491

10, 038
10. 096
19, 460

10 368
9,660
20 186

COTTON
449, 511 583, Oil 604, 380 601, 837 526, 464 484, 819 433, 058 434, 740 427, 528 510, 941 414,392 425, 684 442 742
Consumption
bales
799
Exports (excluding linters)
thous. of bales..
.124
220
196
617
797
751
647
399
377
426
193
176
Ginnlngs (total crop to end of month indicated)
143
158
1,871
13, 164
16,178
16,812
thous. of bales
8,259
17, 646
18, 242
Imports (excluding linters).
do
19
8
9
19
5
9
9
6
14
25
19
20
15
Prices:
084
Received by farmers
dol per Ib
. 107
.126
.090
.081
077
076
084
084
079
081
084
080
.084
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do.._
.124
. 103
.090
.080 a .083
.089
.084
.086
.089
.089
.088
.084
Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales
* 11, 988
18, 945
211
Receipts into sight—
-..
do
175
'497
' 1,051 ' 3, 090 ' 3, 489 >• 2, 538
' 726
'255
' 1,501 ' 1,005
' 670
'213
Stocks, end of month:
10, 908
4, 099
7,918
11 177
13 206
Domestic, total
do
4,465
13 586
12 189
11 644
13 534
13 481
12 728
11 113
961
991
1,419
Mills
do .
1,286
1, 656
1 763
1,703
1, 267
1 772
1 586
1,416
1,718
1 815
9 697
3,504
11 549
Warehouses
do
9 641
6.926
9 758
2 813
11 772
10 486
10 058
11 867
11 666
10 956
7,893
4,374
6.421
4,361
8,029
8,769
World visible supply, total . ..
do
8 796
8 142
9, Of-6
9 210
9 220
9 025
8 490
5.491
American cotton. _.
do
2.549
7.225
2.763
4.863
6.467
7.441
7.450
7.271
6.881
6.509
6.071
5.772
r
b
Revised.
» Total crop.
As of August 1.
*New series. Data on face brick shipments and stocks, compiled by the V. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, supersede those shown in the Survey
prior to the January 1937 issue. Data beginning January )934 were shown in table 34, p. 20 of the August 1937 issue.
tRevised series: Stocks of bathroom accessories revised beginning January 1938; earlier data not available. For gypsum and products, changes have been made in classification titles as follows: "Shipments of crude gypsum" are now referred to as "uncalcined gypsum sold or used" and the items formerly referred to as "shipments of calcined
products" are now more accurately designated as "calcined products sold or used." The title "plasters, neat, wood fiber, sanded gauging finish, etc." has been changed to
"all building uses" and the title "for pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing plants, etc." has been changed to "for manufacturing uses."
<8>Data on basis of "number of turns," as shown here, are no longer available; a new series on basis of the number of pieces and value are available beginning January
1938. These data will appear in a subsequent issue of the Survey.

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to the sources of the data may be found in the
1938 Supplement to the Survey.

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October 1938

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STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
POSTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
clol. per bbL.
Production
thous of bbl
Percent of capacity. _
._.
_ _ . __
Shipments
thous. of bbl
Stocks, finished, end cf month. __
do
Stocks, clinker, end of month
do

1.667
11 894
54.4
12,291
22, 940
6.347

1.667
11 223
53.1
12, 773
21, 388
5, 896

1. 667
11 374
52.0
11, 190
21,565
5,859

1.667
9 248
43.7
8,188
22, 634
6,104

1.667
7 047
32.2
4,793
24, 879
6,342

1.667
4 534
20.7
4,390
25, 023
6,589

1.667
3 916
19.8
4,575
24, 361
6,732

1.667
5 879
26.9
7,259
22, 979
6,622

1.667
7 983
37.7
8,678
22, 262
6,497

1.667
10 361
47.4
9,752
22, 875
6,326

1.667
10 535
49.8
10, 932
22, 467
6,218

1.667
10 967
50.2
10. 163
r
23, 286
^6, 089

,268,218
.181,549

745, 035
725, 444

849, 321
829, 261

959, 880
917, 219

692, 311
656, 529

510,700
516, 164
266, 526

650, 657
607, 216
289, 885

801, 974
787, 019
268, 270

577, 258
708, 756
252, 142

710, 164
668, 252
249, 899

787, 535
783, 578
239, 779

778, 471
751, 244
242 745

12. 116
157, 839
479, 256

12. 076
154, 424
508 840

12. 113
149, 672
524 110

12. 113
128, 118
530 970

12. 044
95, 882
528 569

12. 072
68, 794
511 904

12. 074
74, 978
486 950

12. 047
114, 909
445, 379

12. 050
129, 509
419 200

12. 007
11.927
130, 728 r 145, 476
428, 843 M31 900

11.972
128, 882
431 152

54 530
300, 796

51 477
296, 123

45 971
296, 834

36 982
300, 462

24 869
304 731

20 547
299, 019

23 327
298 041

38, 801
288, 644

45 902
281, 651

49 155 'SO 069
277, 009 ' 271, 477

46 487
271 319

7 707
66, 533

8,638
66, 252

12, 255
60, 866

6 185
60, 974

2,882
59, 273

2 537
56, 964

2,087
56, 433

3,811
55, 484

5 243
55, 170

7,900
54, 274

9,079
56, 849

11 406
55 675

1,495
177

884
133

848
106

800
99

731
98

893
109

1,136
130

1,317
147

887
100

1,488
160

1, 712
172

1,018
105

80, 812
365, 788

76, 290
361, 084

68, 954
369, 610

54, 557
373, 283

39, 937
380, 917

34, 000
355 544

35, 631
355, 270

59, 035
345, 214

61,312
332, 721

62, 296
333, 979

64, 631
344, 368

55, 461
350, 702

4,031
65.0
4,178
8 149

5,259
91 8
4,662
7,776

4,548
82.5
4,400
7 843

4,417
77 1
3 932
8 261

3,735
67 8
3,211
8 696

3,235
56.5
2,684
9 192

3,125
52 4
3,016
9 279

2,995
54.3
2,893
9 318

3,637
58.6
3,616
9 265

3,647
61.0
3,645
9 215

3,837
66.8
3,902
9 088

3,583
60 0
3,858
8 750

3,506
61 0
3,847
8 354

7,676

2 458
2,720
2,312
2,426
4,923
17, 898

2 829
2,824
2,886
2 731
5,043
16, 479

2 283
2 516
2,981
2 618
5,267
14, 855

1 893
2,333
2,437
2,170
5,585
12, 517

1 625
2,394
1,616
1 624
5,362
8,921

5,119

2,664

3,802

3,820

3, 866

5,956

5,506

1. 667
11 007
50. 4
11,823
22, 470
6,010

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
number of pieces.. j.,062,922
1,015,071
Shipments
do
199, 546
Stocks, end of monthfdo
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thous_. 11.902
Shipments _
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month
do
Face brick:*
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
. do
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
__.do._
Terra cotta:
Orders, new:
1,228
Quantity..
_
short tons..
149
Value
thous. of dol.
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
short tons..
Stocks, end of month
. ..
. --do

r

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production...
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of gross _
Stocks end of month
do
Illuminating glassware: <8>
Orders:
New and contract
number of turns
Unfilled, end of month . .
. do
Production.
_ _ _ __
do
Shipments
- -do
Stocks, end" of month
do
Plate glass, polished, production.thous. of sq. ft._
GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS f
Crude:
Imports
short tons
Production
do
Calcined production
do
Gypsum products sold or used:
Uncalcined
.
do
Calcined:
Lath
_ thous. of sq. ft Wallboard
do
Keene's cement
_ short tons _
All building uses
do
For manufacturing uses
-do _ . _
Tile
thous of sq ft

306 672
897, 178
704, 846

264 583
611,452
477, 182

249, 143

1 76, 476

108, 304

209, 565

198, 259
91, 401
10, 589
423, 640
i 70, 354
I
3 806

136, 451
81, 668
3 319
281,610
50, 677
3 063

140, 428
94, 385
7,352
294, 175
31, 510
4 434

200 444
100, 704
5 909
390, 143
25, 246
5 704

222 282
724, 798
589, 308

6 348
453, 420
447, 049

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
. thous. of dozen pairs _
Shipments _ _
do
Stocks end of month
.
do . _
COTTON
Consumption
_ _
bales
561, 406
201
Exports (excluding linters)
thous. of bales. .
Ginnings (total crop to end of month indicated)
1 332
thous. of bales
Imports (excluding linters) .
do
18
Prices:
Received by farmers
dol. per lb_.
.081
.084
Wholesale middling (New York)
_ .do . .
Production (crop estimate)
thous. of bales.. b 11, 825
Receipts into sight
_ _ . . _ do _ .
674
Stocks end of month:
10, 878
Domestic total
do
1,053
Mills
..
do
9,826
Warehouses _
.__do .__
7,643
World visible supply, total
do
American cotton
...do ...
5,479

r

r

9 915
10, 718
23, 103
603,617
220
T

I 874

8

r

r

10 367
11,418
22, 174
601,305
617

>• 8 260

r

7, 866
r
986
r
6, 880
6 421
4,863

13 160

r

r

r

.077
.080

3 489
11 189
r
1, 419
r
9, 770
8 029
6,467

16 176

9

.081
.084

r

9,610
9,822
21, 875
482,976
797

9

3,090
r

10 319
10, 653
21 984
524,188
799

.090
.090

1,051
4r 460
959
r
3, 501
4 374
2,763

r

5

'. 105
. 103

r

r

2,538
r

13 207
r
1, 654
r
ll,553
8 769
7,225

T

r

8,825
9,090

432,328
751
r

r

21, 534

16 803

9

T

8 843
8,464
22, 020

433,258
647
r

17, 644

r

r

9 481
10, 109
21, 499

426,866

399

T

r

10 995
12, 077
20 574

512,626
426

9 840
10, 593
19 919

r

413 169

377

r

10 038
10, 096
19 995

r

426,149

r

r

19

.079
.086

.081
.089

1 005

726

670

f 13 606 ' 13 574r 13 283
r
r
1 715 r 1 759
1 808
r
11, 891 r 11, 815 rl 1,475
9 086
9,210
9 220
7,441
7,450
7,271

f 12 710
r
1, 788
T
10, 942
9 025
6,881

443 043

193

176

14

19

20

15

.084
.089

.084
088

.084
084

.080
084

255

497
»• 12 187
r
1 700
r
10, 487
8 798
6.509

r

11 633
r
1 581
r
10, 052
8 490
6.071

213
r

8 848
8,538
21 137

10 368
9,660
20 827

' 18 252

6

.076
.083
& 18, 945
1 501

r

11 138

r

r

1 412

9 726
8 142
5.772

r

448 453
198
158

25

.084
089

211
r 10 908
r
1 263
r
9, 646
7 893
5,491

' Revised.
° Total crop.
& As of September 1.
*New series. Data on face brick shipments and stocks, compiled by the V. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, supersede those shown in the Survey
prior to the January 1937 issue. Data beginning January 1934 were shown in table 34, p. 20 of the August 1937 issue.

"all building uses" and the title "for pottery, terra cotta, plate glass, mixing plants, etc." has been changed to "for manufacturing uses."
®Data on basis of "number of turns," as shown here are no longer available; a new series on basis of the number of pieces and value are available beginning January
1938. These data will appear in a subsequent issue of the Survey.

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November 1938

1938
1937
Monthly statistics through December 1937, together with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the Septem- SeptemDecemOctober Novem1938 Supplement to the Survey
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Janu-

ary

Febru-

ary

March

April

May

June

July

August

1.667
11 007
50.4
11 823
' 22, 476
6,010

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

dol. per bbl
thous. of bbl
thous. of bbl
do
do

1.667
10 562
49.9
11 716
21, 322
5,612

1.667
11 223
53 1
12 773
21, 388
5,896

1.667
11 374
52 0
11 190
21, 565
5,859

1.667
9 248
43.7
8 188
22, 634
6,104

1.667
7 047
32 2
4 793
24, 879
6, 342

1.667
4 534
20.7
4 390
25, 023
6,589

1 667
3 916
19 8
4 575
24, 361
6,732

1.667
5 879
26.9
7 259
22, 979
6,622

1.667
7,983
37.7
8 678
22, 262
6,497

1.667
10 361
47.4
9 752
22, 875
6,326

1.667
10 535
49.8
10 932
22, 467
6,218

1.667
10 967
50.2
10 163
23, 286
6,089

862
841
215

745
725

849
829

960
917

692
657

511
516

651
607

802
787

577
709

710
668

788
784

778
751

1,063
1,015

243

200

11. 895

12. 076
154 424
508, 840

12. 113
149 672
524, 110

12. 113
128 118
530, 970

12. 044
95 882
528, 569

12. 072
68 794
511, 904

12. 074
74 978
486, 950

12. 047
114 909
445, 379

12. 050
129, 509
419, 200

12. 007
130,728
428, 843

11.927
145, 476
431, 900

11.972
!29 338
430, 168

11.902
148 584
428 787

51, 477
296, 123

45, 971
296, 834

36, 982
300, 462

24, 869
304, 731

20, 547
299, 019

23, 327
298, 041

38, 801
288, 644

45, 902
281, 651

49, 155
277, 009

50, 069
271, 477

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
thous. of pieces..
Shipments _
do
Stocks, end of month
do
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thous..
Shipments
thous of brick
Stocks, end of month
do
Face brick :
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do _..
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
_ . _.
do ...
Stacks, end of mnrith
do
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
..short tons..
Stocks, end of month
do

267

290

268

252

250

240

r

T

r
r

46, 512 52 059
271, 488 268 572

r
r

8,638
66 252

12, 255
60, 866

6,185
60 974

2,882
59, 273

2,537
56, 964

2,087
56 433

3,811
55, 484

5,243
55, 170

7, 90,0
54, 274

9,079
56, 849

76, 290
361, 084

68, 954
369, 610

54, 557
373 283

39, 937
380, 917

34, 000
355, 544

35, 631
355 270

59, 035
345, 214

61,312
332, 721

62, 296
333, 979

64, 631
344, 368

3,653
63.6
3 971
7 641

4,548
82 5
4 400
7 843

4,417
77.1
3 932
8,261

3,735
67 8
3 211
8 696

3,235
56 5
2 684
9 192

3,125
52 4
3 016
9 279

2,995
54 3
2 893
9' 318

3.637
58 6
3 616
9 265

3,647
61.0
3 645
9 215

3,837
66.8
3 902
9 088

3,583
60 0
3 858
8 750

3,506
61 0
3 847
8 354

4,031
65 0
4 178
8 149

507
266
148
93
8,873

0)
(i)
(i)
0)
16, 479

0)
(i)
(i)
(i)
14, 855

0)
(i)
(i)
(i)
12, 517

359
119

372
151

437
185

421
165

391
160

383
167

357
154

421
200

8,921

522
32.1

1,212
74.7

1, 186
73.0

1,095
67.5

954
58.7

r

11,418
55, 689

10, 778
55 423

' 55, 489
62, 106
350, 782 349, 131

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of gross
Stocks, end of month
do
Illuminating glassware:
Shipments, total
thous. of dol..
Residential
__do _
Commercial
do
Miscellaneous
do
Plate glass, polished, production.thous. of sq. ft..
Window glass:
Production
thous. of boxes
Percent of capacity _ _ ._

0)
(1)
(1)
(1)

5,119

133
88
2,664

147
105
3,802

142
113
3,820

129
103
3,866

115
102
5,956

130
72
5,506

141
80
7,676

706
43.5

537
33. 1

528
32.5

341
21.0

360
22.2

344
21.3

330
20.3

434
26 7

142
98

GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
short tons
Production
-. do
Calcined production
...
do._.
Gypsum products sold or used:
Uncalcined
_
_.
do
Calcined:
Lath
thous ofsq. ft
Wallboard ,
do
Keene's cement
short tons
All building uses
do
For manufacturing uses
_ .do .
Tile
_ -thous. of sq. ft._

306, 672
897, 178
704, 846

264 583
611, 452
477, 182

6 348
453, 420
447, 049

249, 143

176, 476

108, 304

209, 565

198 259
91,401
10 589
423, 640
70, 354
3,806

136 451
81,668
3 319
281,610
50, 677
3,063

140 428
94, 385
7 352
294, 175
31,510
4,434

200, 444
100, 704
5 909
390, 143
25, 246
5, 704

222 282
724, 798
589, 308

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs..
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month. .
_ __do

11, 146
12 440
19, 436

COTTON
534,037
Consumption
bales
Exports (excluding linters)
thous. of bales..
389
11
Imports (excluding linters)
do
Prices:
.082
Received by farmers
dol. per lb._
.081
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
Production:
6,578
Ginnings, (running bales)* thous. of bales
/ 12, 212
Crop estimate, equivalent 500-lb. bales _ do
2,500
Receipts into sight
do
Stocks, end of month:
14, 121
Domestic total.
do
Mills
do
1, 107
Warehouses
_
do .
13,013
World visible supply, total
.do ...
8,726
American cotton.
do
6,686
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10, 367
11 418
22, 174

10,319
10, 653
21, 964

9,610
9 822
21, 875

8,625
9 090
21, 534

8,843
8,464
22, 020

9,481
10 109
21, 499

10, 995
12, 077
20, 574

9,840
10 593
19, 919

10, 038
10, 096
19, 995

10, 368
9 660
20, 827

8,848
8 538
21, 137

11, 304
11 712
20, 730

601 305
617
5

524 188
799
9

482 976
797
9

432 328
751
9

433 258
647
6

426 866
399
19

512 626
426
14

413 169
377
19

428 149
193
20

443 043
176
15

448 453
196
25

561 406
201
18

.090
' .090

.081
.084

.077
.080

.076
.083

.079
.086

.081
.089

.084
.089

.084
.088

.084
.084

.080
.084

.084
.089

.081
.084

8,260

13, 160

16, 176

158

1 332

3.489

2 538

16, 803
« 18, 945
1 501

17, 644

3 090

497

255

213

211

7,866
986
6,880
6,421
4,863

' Revised.

1 005

18 252
726

670

13, 207
13, 282
12, 710
13, 606
13, 574
11, 189
1,419
1,654
1 808
1,715
1,768
1,759
11, 553
11,891
9,770
11,815
10, 942
11,475
8,029
9,220
9,025
8,769
9,066
9,210
7.225
7,441
6,467
7.450
7.271
6.881
• Total ginnings to end of month indicated.

12, 187
11,633
1,581
1,700
10, 052
10, 487
8,490
8,796
6.071
6.509
1
Total crop.

11, 138
10, 908
1 412
1 263
9,726
9,646
8,142
7,893
5.772
5.491
/ Oct. 1 estimate.

674
10, 878
1 053
9 826
7,643
5.479

December 1938

December 1638

SURVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS

1937
!
Monthly statistics through December 1937, to- 1938
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the
NovemDecemJanuOctober October
1938 Supplement to the Survey
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53
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February

j

March

May

April

;

August Septem
ber

j June i July

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbl._
Production
thous. of bbl
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous of bbl
Stocks, finished, end of month.
do
Stocks, clinker, end of month
do

1.667
11,556

1.667
10 968
50 2
10 164
23, 286
6 089

1.667
11,007
50.4
11, 823
r
22, 534
r
5, 902

788
784
240

778
751
243

1,063
1,015
200

862
841
215

12. 007
130 728
428, 843

11.927
145, 476
431, 900

11.972
129 338
430 168

11.902
148, 809
428, 780

11. 895
142, 900
454, 393

45 902
281, 651

49 155
277, 009

50, 069
271, 477

46 512 r 51,915
271, 488 ' 267, 844

47, 682
267, 966

5,243
55, 170

7,900
54, 274

9,079
56, 849

10, 778
55, 423

8,046
54, 396

62, 186
349, 271

58, 991
344, 870

1. 667
7 047
32 2
4 793
24, 939
6 342

1.667
4 534
20 7
4 390
25, 023
6 5S9

1.667
3 916
19 8
4 575
24, 361
G 732

1.667
5 879
26.9
7 259
22,
979
r
6 623

1.667
7 983
37 7
r
8 691
22, 262
6 497

1.667
10 361
47.4
9 752
22, 875
6,326

960
917
(i)

692
657
(i)

511
516
267

651
607
290

802
787
268

577
709
252

710
668
250

12. 113
149 672
524 110

12.113
128 118
530 970

12. 044
95 882
528 569

12.072
68 794
511 904

12.074
74 978
486 950

12. 047
114 909
445, 379

12. 050
129 509
419, 200

45 971
296 834

36 982
300 462

24 869
304, 731

20 547
299 019

23 327
298, 041

38, 801
288, 644

12 255
60, 866

6 185
60, 974

2 882
59, 273

2 537
56 964

2 087
56, 433

3,811
55, 484

52 9
12 357
20, 574
4,931

1. 667
11 374
52 0
11 190
21, 565
5 859

1.667
9 248
43 7
8 188
22, 634
6 104

1, 119
1,130
193

849
829
(i)

11.925

r

r

1.667
10 535
49.8
10 943
22, 467
6,218

r
r

1.667
10, 559
49.9
11,716
'r21, 374
5, 506
r

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
thous. of pieces .
Shipments
_do
Stocks, end of month
do
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thous -.
Shipments
thous of brick
Stocks, end of month
do
Face brick:
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do .Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
. . . do
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
.
.short tonsStocks end of month
do

r
r

11,418
55, 689
r

68, 954
369 610

54 557
373 283

39 937
380 917

34 000
355 544

35, 631
355 270

59, 035
345 214

61,312
332, 721

62, 296
333 979

64, 631
344, 368

55, 489
350 782

4,417
77 1
3,932
8 261

3,735
67 8
3,211
8 696

3,235
56 5
2,684
9 192

3,125
52 4
3,016
9 279

2,995
54.3
2,893
9 318

3,637
58.6
3,616
9 265

3,647
61.0
3,645
9 215

3,837
66.8
3,902
9 088

3,583
60.0
3,858
8,750

3,506
61.0
3,847
8 354

4,031
65.0
4,178
8, 149

3,653
63.6
3,971
7,641

(0
(i)
(i)
(i)
14, 855

0)
(i)
(i)
(i)
12,517

tt
0)
(>)
8,921

359
119
142
98
5,119

372
151
133
88
2,664

437
185
147
105
3,802

421
165
142
113
3,820

391
160
129
103
3, 866

383
167
115
102
5,956

357
154
130
72
5,506

421
200
141
80
7,676

507
266
148
93
8,873

1,186
73 0

1,095
67 5

954
58 7

706
43 5

537
33 1

528
32.5

341
21.0

360
22 2

344
21. 3

330
20 3

431
26 7

522
32 1

r

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production...
thous. of gross. . 3,866
64 7
Percent of capacity
Shipments
-thous . of gross _ . 3,954
7,493
Stocks, end of month
do
Illuminating glassware:
551
Shipments, total
thous. of doL.
285
Ke^idential
.
-... _ do ...
153
Commercial
do
Miscellaneous
do
113
Plate glass, polished, production.thous. of sq. ft_. 12, 869
Window glass:
641
Production
- thous. of boxes
39 5
Percent of capacity
GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
short tons
Production
_ _
__ _
_ do
Calcined production
._
.do.__
Gypsum products sold or used:
Uncalcined .
._
do
Calcined:
Lath __
thous. of sq. ft_.
Wallboard ^
do
Keene's cement
.
short tons
All building plasters
do
For manufacturing uses
do
Tile
...-thous. of sq. ft

6,348
453, 420
447, 049

r
r

222, 282
727, 777
588, 788

313, 120
808, 294
650, 804

176,476

108, 304

'212,716

229, 711

136,451
81 668
3,319
281 610
50, 677
3,063

'140,241
r 94, 261
7,352
294, 175
31,510
4, 434

200, 444
100 704
T
5, 503
r
390 059
25, 246
5,704

249, 705
89 216
7, 128
432 956
34 523
4,991

264 583
611, 452
477, 182

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs
Shipments
.
do
Stocks, end of month
do..-

10 319
10, 653
21,964

9 610
9,822
21, 875

8 625
9 090
21, 534

8 843
8,464
22, 020

9,481
10, 109
21,499

10 995
12, 077
20, 574

9 840
10, 593
19, 919

COTTON
Consumption
bales.. 542, 778 524, 188 482, 976 432, 328 433, 258 426, 866 512, 626 413, 169
Exports (excluding linters)
thous. of bales. .
426
465
751
399
377
647
797
799
11
9
9
6
Imports (excluding linters)
.do ._
9
14
19
19
Prices:
Received by farmers
__
dol. perlb_.
.054
.084
.085
.081
.076
.079
.081
.077
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
.084
.088
.086
.080
.083
.086
.089
.089
Production:
Ginnings, (running bales)* thous. of bales
18 252
10, 125
16 803
17, 644
13, 160
16, 176
Crop estimate, equivalent 500-lb. bales do
/ J2, 137
- 18, 945
Receipts into sight
do
1 005
2 953
3 489
2 538
1 501
726
670
497
Stocks, end of month:
Domestic total
do
13 282
13 207
12 187
13 606
13 574
12 710
16 820
11 189
Mills
do
1.759
1 419
1 654
1 715
1 808
1,700
1,768
1 507
Warehouses
.
do
11, Flo
10,942
11,891
11,475
15,313
9,770
11,553
10, 487
World visible supply, total
do
9,210
9,220
9,802
9,025
8,796
8,029
9( 066
8,769
American cotton.
do _..
7,441
7,225
7,450
6.881
7.271
7.750
6.467
6.5019
r
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10 038
1 0, 096
19, 995

10 368
9 660
20, 827

8 848
8 538
21, 137

11 304
11 712
20, 730

11 146
12 440
19, 436

426, 149
193
20

443, 043
176
15

448, 453
196
25

561, 406
201
18

534, 037
389
11

.084
.084

.080
.084

.084
.089

.081
.084

.082
.081

158

1 332

6 578

255

213

211

674

2 500

11 633
1,581
10, 052
8,^90
6.071

11 138
1 412
9,726
8,142
5, 772

10 908
1 263
9 646
7,893
5.491

10 878
1 053
9 826
7,643
5.479

14 121
1 107
13 013
8 726
6.688

Total crop.

f Nov. 1 estimate.

January 1939

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January 1939
Monthly statistics through December 1937, together with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the
1933 Supplement to the Survey

1938

1938

1937

Noven * Novem- December
bcr
ber

January

February

March

April

May

SeptemOctober
ber

June

July

1.667
10.535
49.8
10.943
22, 467
6,218

1.667
10,968
50 2
10,164
23, 286

1.667
11, 007
50.4
11,823
22, 534
5,902

1.667
10. 559
49.9
11,716
21, 374
5. 506

August

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

.dol. per bbL.
thous. of bbLthous. of bbL.
do
do

1.667
7,047
32.2
4,793
24, 939
6,342

1. 667
4. 534
20.7
4,390
25,023
6,589

1.667
3.916
19.8
4.575
24, 361
6,732

1.667
5.879
26. 9
7. 259
22,979
6,623

1.667
7,983
37.7
8,691
22, 262
6, 497

692
657

511
516
267

651
607
290

802
787
268

577
709
252

710
668
250

788
784
240

778
751
243

1, 063
1, 015
200

8(52
841
215

1.119
1,130
193

12. 113
128,118
530, 970

12. 044
95, 882
528, 569

12. 072
68, 794
511,904

12. 074
74,978
486. 950

12. 047
114,909
445, 379

12.050
129, 509
419, 200

12. 007
130,728
428, 843

11.927
145,476
431,900

11.972
129,338
430,168

11. 902
148, 809
428, 780

11.895
142, 900
454, 393

11,935
165,991
482, 542

36. 982
300, 462

24, 869
304,731

20,547
299,019

23. 327
298, 041

38, 801
288, 644

45, 902
281, 651

49, 155 50.069
277,009 271,477

46. 512
271.488

51.915
267.844

r

6. 185
60, 974

2,882
59, 273

2.537
56,964

2,087
56, 433

3,811
55, 484

5,243
55,170

7.900
54,274

9,079
56, 849

11.418
55, 689

10, 778
55, 423

54,557
373, 283

39,937
380,917

34, 000
355, 544

35.631
355. 270

59, 035
345, 214

61.312
332.721

62. 296
333,979

64, 631
344, 368

3,735
67. 8
3,211
8,696

3,235
56.5
2.684
9,192

3,125
52.4
3,016
9,279

2. 995
54.3
2.893
9,318

3,637
58 6
3,616
9.265

3.647
61.0
3,645
9, 215

3, 837
66. 8
3,902

3, 583
60.0
3,858
8,750

3,506
610
3,847
8, 354

4,031
65.0
4,178
8,149

3, 653
63.6
3,971
7,641

3,866
64.7
3,954
7,493

0)
0)
0)
0)

0)
0)
0)
(>)

372
151
133
88
2,664

437
185
147
105
3.802

421
165
142
113
3,820

391
160
129
103
3,866

383
167
115
102
5,956

357
154
130
72
5,506

421
200
141
80
7,676

507
260
148
93
8,873

551
285
153
113
12,869

537
33.1

32.5

341
21.0

360
22.2

344
21.3

330
20.3

434
26.7

522
32.1

641
39.5

1, 687
10,184
48.2
8, 573
22,180
4,976

1.667
9,248
43.7
8,188
22, 634
6,104

1,189
1.070
195

960
917
C1)

12. 039

1.667
10,361
47.4
9, 752
22. 875
6,326

1.667
11,556
52.9
12. 357
• 20. 568
r
4, 927

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
thous. of pieces..
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thous
Shipments
thous. of brick._
Stocks, end of month
do
Face brick:
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do
Vitrified pa\ing brick:
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month.
do
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
.short tons..
Stocks, end of month
do

0)

62,186
55, 489
350, 782 349,271

47, 828
52. 467
268, 583 265, 676
8,046
54, 396

9, 591
52,999

' 58, 998 62, 767
345, 089 333, 826

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of gross._
Stocks, end of month
do-.
Illuminating glassware:
Shipments, total
thous. of dol
Residential
do..
Cnminercial
do..
Miscellaneous
do..
Plate glass, polished, production.thous. of sq. ft..
Window glass:
Production
thous. of boxes..
Percent of capacity.
_

3,709
64.6
3,491
7,643

12, 883

12, 517

8,921

359
119
142
98
5,119

883
54.4

1,095
67.5

954
58.7

706
43.5

GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
_
short tons
Production
__.
..do
Calcined production
do
Gypsum products sold or used:
XTncalcined
__
do
Calcined:
Lath.
thous. of sq. f t . .
Wallboard
do
Keene'* cement
short t o n s . .
All building plasters
do
For manufacturing uses
do
Tile
thous. of sq. f t . .

222, 282
727,777
588,788

313, 120
808, 294
650,804

108, 304

212,716

229,711

140,241
94,261
7,352
294,175
31.510
4,434

200,444
100.704
5.503
S90,059
25,246
5, 704

249,705
89, 216
7,128
432, 956
34, 523
4,991

264, 583
611,452
477,182

6.348
453,420
447, 049

176,476
136.451
81.668
3,319
281,610
50,677
3, 063

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs..
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do

11, 731
11,973
19, 084

COTTON
Consumption..
bales.. 590, 289
Exports (excluding linters)
thous. of bales..
481
Imports (excluding linters)
.-do
14
Prices:
Received by farmers
dol. p e r l b . .
. 085
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
.091
Production:
Ginnings, (running bales)•_._thous. of bales.. 11, 233
Crop estimate, equivalent 500-lb. bales..do
/ 12, 008
Receipts into sight
...do
1, 712
Stocks, end of month:
Domestic total
_
do
17, 292
Mills....
do.-1,714
Warehouses
do
15, 578
World visible supply, total
do
9, 757
American cotton
do
7,790
Revised.

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9. nio
9. 822
21.S75

S. 625
9 090
21.."34

«. S43
8, 4fi4
22. 020

y. 481
10. 109
21.4«9

10.995
1? 077
20.574

9,840
10,593
19.919

10.038
10,096
19,995

10,368
9, 660
20, 827

8,848
8. 538
21,137

11, 304
11,712
20, 730

11,140
12, 440
19, 436

482 976
797
9

132, 328
9

133.258
647
6

399
19

".12.626
426
14

377
19

420.149
193
20

443,043
176
If.

448.453
196
25

561,406
201
18

534. 037
389
11

542, 778
465
11

.076
. 083

.079
C'88

.081
. 089

.084
.089

084
.088

.084
.0S4

.080
.084

.084
.osg

.081
.084

. C82
. 091

. 085
. 086

16, 803
«18,945
1,501

17, 644

158

1,332

C, 578

1, 005

726

670

497

255

213

13,606
1.715
11,891
9, 066
7,441

13. 574

13, 283
1,808
11,475
9, 220
7,271

12.710
1,768
10.942
9, 025
6, 881

.077
.0M)

16,176

*Not available prior to January 1938.

751

1.759
11, Flo
9,210
7,450

18, 252

12,187
1, 700
10,487
8, 796
6,509

• Total ginnings to end of month indicated.

11,633
1,581
10,052
8. -190
6,071

11. 138
1. 412
9,726
8,142
5, 772
1

10, 9fi8
1,263
9, 646
7,893 I
5,491 I

Total crop.

11 848
11.957
19, 32P,

674

2,500

2, G53

10, 87S
1,053
9,826 I
7,643
5,479 !

14, 121
1, 107
13,013
8, 726
6. C86

16, S20
1,507
15,313
9, 802
7, 750

/ Dec. 1 estimate.

February 1939

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February 1939

1938

1937
Monthly statistics through December 1937, to- 1938
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the Decem- Decem1938 Supplement to the Survey
ber
ber

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

October NovemAugust September
ber

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

_dol. per bbl_
thous. of bbl.
thous. of bbl.
do...
do._.

1.667
36.9
6,281
23,964
5,282

1.667
7,047
32.2
4,793
24,939
6,342

1.667
4.534
20.7
4,390
25,023
6,589

1.667
3,916
19.8
4,575
24,361
6,732

1.667
5,879
26.9
7,259
22,979
6,623

1.667
7,983
37.7
8,691
22,262
6,497

1.667
10, 361
47.4
9,752
22,875
6,326

1.667
10, 535
49.8
10,943
22,467
6,218

1.667
10,968
50.2
10,164
23,286
6,089

1.667
11,007
50.4
11,823
22, 534
5,902

1.667
10,559
49.9
11,716
21, 374
5,506

1.667
11,556
52.9
12, 357
r
20, 567
4,927

1.667
10,184
48.2
8,573
22,179
' 4,963

692
657

511
516
267

651
607
290

802
787

577
709
252

710
668
250

788
784
240

778
751
243

1,063
1,015
200

862
841
215

1,119
1,130
193

1,189
1,070
195

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
_
thous. of piecesShipments
do._.
Stocks, end of month
-do._.
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thous .
Shipments
..thous. of brick.
Stocks, end of month
do._.
Face brick:
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do._.
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
.do...
Stocks, end of month
do...
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
short tons.
Stocks, end of month
do.__

953
891
219
12.046

0)

12.047
12.050
12.007
12.044 12.072 12.074
95,882 68,794 74,978 114,909 129, 509 130,728
445,
379
511,904
419,
200
428,843
486,950
528, 569
45,902 49,155
24,869 20,547 23, 327 38,801
304,731 299,019 298,041 288, 644 281, 651 277,009
2,882
3,811
2,537
2,087
5,243
7,900
54,274
59, 273 56,964 56,433 55,484 55,170

11.925
12.039
11.972 11. 902 11.895
11.927
145, 476 129, 338 148,809 142,900 166, 471 151,776
454,
393
430,168
482,830
481,090
428,
780
431,900
50,069 46, 512 51,915 47,828 r 52,402 45,763
271,477 271, 488 267,844 268, 583 r 267, 016 275,945

9,591
11,418 10, 778
8,046
52,999
55, 423 54,396
55,689
59,035
34,000 35,631
61, 312 62, 296 64,631
55,489 62,186
58,998 '62,410
355, 544 355, 270 345, 214 332,721 333,979 344, 368 350, 782 349, 271 345,089 333,782

39,937
380,917

9,079
56,849

7,206
51,323
54,762
335, 707

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production..
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of gross..
Stocks, end of month
_
..do
Illuminating glassware:
Shipments, total
thous. of dol..
Residential
.
do....
Commercial
do
Miscellaneous
do
Plate glass, polished, production.thous. of sq. ft.
Window glass:
Production
-thous. of boxes.
Percent of capacity

3,515
58.8
3,042
8,029

12,691
1,003
61.7

3,235
56.5
2,684
9,192

3,125
52.4
3,016
9,279

2,995
54.3
2,893
9,318

3,637
58.6
3,616
9,265

3,647
61.0
3,645
9,215

3,837
66.8
3,902
9,088

3,583
60.0
3,858
8,750

3,506
61.0
3,847
8,354

4,031
65.0
4,178
8,149

3.653
63.6
3,971
7,641

3,866
64.7
3,954
7,493

3,709
64.6
3,491
7,643

8
8

359
119
142
98
5,119

372
151
133
88
2,664

437
185
147
105
3,802

421
165
142
113
3,820

391
160
129
103
3,866

167
115
102
5,956

357
154
130
72
5,506

421
200
141
80
7,676

507
266
148
93
8,873

551
285
153
113
12, 869

12,883

706
43.5

537
33.1

528
32.5

341
21.0

360
22.2

344
21.3

330
20.3

434
26.7

522
32.1

641
39.5

883
54.4

8,921
954
58.7

GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
short tons..
Production
do
Calcined production
do
Gypsum products sold or used:
Uncaleined
do
Calcined:
Lath
thous. of sq. ft..
Wallboard
_
do....
Keene's cement
_
.short tons..
All building plasters.
do
For manufacturing uses...
do
Tile
thous. of sq. ft..

264, 583
611,452
477,182

6,348
453, 420
447,049

176,476

108,304

212,716

229,711

136,451
81,668
3,319
281, 610
50,677
3,063

140,241
94, 261
7,352
294,175
31,510
,434

200,444
100,704
5,503
390,059
25,246
5,704

249, 705
89,216
7,128
432,956
34, 523
4,991

222,282
727, 777
588, 788

313,120
808, 294
650,804

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs.. 10,863
Shipments
do
10,641
Stocks, end of month
do
v 19,306

8,625
9,090
21, 534

8,843
8,464
22,020

9,481
10,109
21,499

10,995
12,077
20,574

9,840
10, 593
19,919

10,038
10,096
19,995

10,368
9,660
20,827

8,848
8,538
21,137

11, 304
11, 712
20, 730

11,146
12,440
19,436

11,848
11,957
19,326

11,731
11,973
19,084

432,328
751

433,258
647
6

426,866
399
19

512,626
426
14

413,169
377
19

426,149
193
20

443,043
176
15

448,453
196
25

561,406
201
18

534, 037
389
11

542,778
465
11

481
14

.079

.081

.084

.084

.084
.084

.080
.084

.084

.081
.084

.082
.091

158

1,332

6,578

10,125

497

255

213

211

674

2,500

2,953

1,712

13, 574 13, 283 12, 710 12,187 11,633 11,138 10,908
10,878
1.759
1,808
1,700
1,768
1,581
1,412
1,263
1,053
11,815 11,475 10, 942 10,487 10, 052
11,891
9,726
9,646
9,826
9,210
9,066
9,220
9,025
8.490
8,796
8,142
7,893
7,643
7,450
7,441
7,271
6,881
6,071
6,509
5,772
5,491
5,479
r Revised.
» Not available prior to January 1938.
• Total ginnings to end of month indicated.
• Total crop.
p Preliminary.
1 Cotton ginnings through Jan. 16, 1939, for the crop year ending March 1939, amounted to 11,558,369 bales.

14,121
1,107
13,013
8,726
6,686

16,820
1,507
15,313
9,802
7,750

17,292
1,714
15, 578
9,757
7,790

COTTON
Consumption.
_
. . b a l e s . . 565,307
361
Exports (excluding linters)
thous. of bales..
11
Imports (excluding linters)
do
Prices:
.082
Received by farmers
dol. p e r l b . .
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
.087
Production:
Ginnings, (running bales) •^_. thous. of bales. . 11,414
/12,008
Crop estimate, equivalent 500-lb. bales._do
Receipts into sight
do
Stocks, end of month:
Domestic total
do
17,028
Mills
__-do-_1,697
Warehouses
_
___do
15,331
World visible supply, total..
__do
9,652
7,478
American e o t t o n . . .
do

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.076
16.803
'18,945
1,501
13, 606
1,715

17,644
1,005

18,252
726

670

.085

/ Dec. 1 estimate.

.085
.091
11, 233

March 1939

53

SURVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS

March 1939

Monthly statistics through December 1937, to- 1939
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the
January
1938 Supplement to the Survey

1938
January

February

March

April

May

June

July

Decem August SeptemOctober November
ber
ber

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
_
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

dol. per bbl.
thous. of bbl.
.
..
thous. of bbl.
do—
do...

1.667
5,301
24.3
5,640
23,615
5,564

1.667
4.534
20.7
4,390
25,023
6,589

1.667
3,916
19.8
4,575
24,361
6,732

1.667
5,879
26.9
7,259
22,979
6,623

1.667
7,983
37.7
8,691
22,262
6,497

1.667
10,361
47.4
9,752
22,875
6,326

1.667
10,535
49.8
10,943
22,467
6,218

1.667
10,968
50.2
10,164
23,286

1.667
11,007
50.4
11,823
22,534
6,902

1.667
10,559
49.9
11,716
21, 374
5,506

1.667
11, 556
52.9
12,357
20, 569
4,927

1.667
10,184
48.2
8,573
22,179
4, 963

831
795
255

511
516
267

651
607
290

802
787
268

577
709
252

710
668
250

788
784
240

778
751
243

1,063
1,015
200

841
215

1,119
1,130
193

1,189
1,070
195

12.047 12.050
12.007
114,909 129, 509 130,728
445, 379 419,200 428,843

11.927
145.476
431,900

11. 925 12. 039 12. 046
11.972 11. 902 11.895
129, 338 148,809 142,900 166, 471 • 151,568 133, 055
482,830
430,168 428,780 454, 393
• 482,032 483,190
46, 512 51,915
271, 488 267,844

7,9Q0
54,274

50,069
271.477
9,079
56,849

34,000 35,631 59,035 61, 312 62,296
355, 544 355, 270 345, 214 332,721 333,979

64,631
344,368

62,186 58,998
55,489
350,782 349, 271 345,089

r

1. 667
8,066
36.9
6,281
23,954
5,282

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
thous. of pieces.
Shipments
do...
Stocks, end of month
_
do—.
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thous .
Shipments
thous. of brickStocks, end of month
do...
Face brick:
Shipments
do...
Stocks, end of month
do...
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
_do._Stocks, end of month
do...
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
short tons.
Stocks, end of month
_
do...

12. 360

12.072 12.074
68, 794 74,978
511,904 486,950

20, 547 23, 327 38,801 45,902
299,019 298,041 288, 644 281,651
3,811
2,087
2,537
5,243
56,964 56,433 55,484 55,170

49,155
277,009

11,418
55,689

953
891
219

52,402 r 45, 701 37, 256
47,828
268, 583 267,016 • 272,200 282, 545
9,591
10,778
8,046
7.206
7,191
55, 423 54,396 52,999
51, 323 48,127
62,410
333,782

54, 762 46,584
335, 707 344,997

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production.
thous. of gross.
Percent of capacity
Shipments
__thous. of gross.
Stocks, end of month
do...
Illuminating glassware:
Shipments, total
--thous. of dol.
Residential
..do...
CommerciaL..
do...
Miscellaneous
do.-_
Plate glass, polished, production.thous. of sq. ft.
Window glass:
Production
thous. of boxes.
Percent of capacity.

3,589
55.8
3,473
8,179

3,125
52.4
3,016
9,279

2,995
54.3
2,893
9,318

3,637
58.6
3,616
9,265

3,647
61.0
3,645
9,215

3,837
66.8
3,902

3,583
60.0
3,858
8,750

3,506
61.0
3,847
8,354

4,031
65.0
4,178
8,149

3,653
63.6
3,971
7,641

3,866
64.7
3,954
7,493

3,709
64.6
3,491
7,643

372
151
133
88
2,664

437
185
147
105

12, 209

359
119
142
98
5,119

421
165
142
113
3,820

391
160
129
103
3,866

167
115
102
5,956

357
154
130
72
5,506

421
200
141
80
7,676

507
266
148
93
8,873

551
285
153
113
12,869

532
288
133
111
12,883

443
227
125
91
12,691

943
58.1

706
43.5

537
33.1

528
32.5

341
21.0

360
22.2

344
21.3

330
20.3

434
26.7

522
32.1

641
39.5

883
54.4

1.003
61.7

3, 515
58.8
3,042
8.. 029

GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
short tons.
Production
.do...
Calcined production
do...
Gypsum products sold or used:
Uncalcined
do...
Calcined:
Lath..
thous. of sq. ft.
Wallboard
_.
do—
Keene's cement
short tons.
All building plasters
do...
For manufacturing uses
do...
Tile
thous. of sq. ft.

222, 282
727, 777
588, 788

313,120
806,957
650,804

108, 304

212,716

228,375

192,931

137,812
94, 261
,921
294,175
31,510
4,434

200,444
100,704
' 5,126
390,059
25,246
5,704

251,764
* 89,994
6,591
432,779
34,523
4,991

214,151
89,678
4,884
333, 730
36, 517
4,885

6,348
453,420
447,049

247, 673
683,127
534,415

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs.
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do...
COTTON
Consumption
..bales.
Exports (excluding linters)
thous. of balesImports (excluding linters)
do~Prices:
Received by farmers
_dol. perlb.
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do~Production:
Ginnings, (running bales)* thous. of bales.
Crop estimate, equivalent 5U0-lb. bales..do—.
Receipts into sight
do
Stocks, end of month:
Domestic total
do—
Mills—
doWarehouses..
_
__do.-World visible supply, total
do.—
American cotton
do
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11. 235
10, 211
21,242

8,843
8,464
22,020

9,481
10,109
21,499

10,995
12,077
20,574

9,840
10, 593
19,919

10,038
10,096
19,995

591,991
290
12

433, 258
647
6

426, 866
399
19

512,626
426
14

413,169
377
19

426,149
193
20

443,043
176
15

.083
.089

.079

.081

.084

.084
.088

.084
.084

.084

11. 558

17,644

417

1,005

726

670

497

255

213

16, 409
1,627
14, 782
9,361
7,050

13, 574
1.759
11,815
9,210
7,450

13, 283
1,808
11, 475

12,710
1,768
10,942
9,025
6,881

12,187
1,700
10,487
8,796
6,509

11,633
1,581
10,052
8,490
6,071

11,138
1,412
9,726
8,142
5,772

10,908
1,263
9,646
7,893
5,491

10,368
8,848
11,304 11,146
9,660
8, 538 11. 712 12,440
20, 827 «• 21,289 • 21,033 119,891

18,252

r

7,372

Total ginnings to end of month indicated.

11,848
11,957
19, 933

11,731
10,863
11,973
10, 641
19, 843 ' 20, 217

448,453
196
25

561,406
201
18

534,037
389
11

542,778
465
11

596,289
481
14

565, 307
361
11

.084

.081
.084

.082
.081

.085
.086

.085
.091

.082
.087

158

1,332

6,578

10,125

11.. 233

211

674

2,500

2,953

1,712

11,414
/ 12, 008
864

10,878 14,121
16,820
1,053
1,107
1,507
9,826 13,013
15,313
7,643
9,802
8,726
5,479
7,750
6,686
/ Dec. 1 estimate.

17, 292
1,714
15, 578
9,757
7,790

17, 028
1, 697
15, 331
9,652
7,478

April 1939

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gether with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the Febru1938 Supplement to the Survey
ary

1939

1938
February

March

April

May

June

July

DeemOctober NovemAugust September
ber
ber

January

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbl_.
Production
thous. of bbL.
Percent of capacity
.--thous. of bblShipments -_
_
do
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month
do—

1.667
5,506
27.9
5,043
24,080
5,989

1.667
3,916
19.8
4,575
24,361
6,732

1.667
5,879
26.9
7,259
22,979
6,623

1.667
7,983
37.7
8,691
22,262
6,497

1.667
10,361
47.4
9,752
22,875
6,326

1.667
10, 535
49.8
10,943
22,467
6,218

1.667
10,968
50.2
10,164
23, 286
6,089

1.667
11,007
50.4
11,823
22, 534
5,902

1.667
10, 559
49.9
11,716
21, 374
5,506

1.667
11, 556
52.9
12, 357
20, 569
4,927

1.667
10,184
48.2
8,573
22,179
4,963

1.667
8,066
36.9
6,281
23, 954
5,282

1.667
5, 301
24.3
5,640
r
23,618
' 5, 559

728
673
321

651
607
290

802
787
268

577
709
252

710
668
250

788
784
240

778
751
243

1,063
1,015
200

862
841
215

1,119
1,130
193

1,189
1,070
195

953
891
219

831
795
255

12.341

12. 074
74,978
486, 950

12. 047
114,909
445, 379

12. 050
129,509
419, 200

12. 007
130,728
428,843

11. 927
145,476
431,900

11. 972
129, 338
430,168

11. 902
148,809
428, 780

11.895
142,900
454, 393

11. 925
166,471
482,830

12. 039
12. 046
151,568 ' 133,184
482,032 ' 478, 260

12. 360
103, 933
473, 658

23, 327
298,041

38,801
288, 644

45,902
281, 651

49,155
277,009

50,069
271,477

46,512
271, 488

51,915
267,844

47,828
268, 583

52, 402
267,016

45, 701 r 37, 307
272,200 r 283,017

34, 240
290,440

2,087
56,433

3,811
55,484

5,243
55,170

7,900
54,274

9,079
56,849

11,418
55,689

10, 778
55,423

8,046
54, 396

9,591
52,999

7,191
48,127

4,254
48, 552

35, 631
355, 270

59,035
345, 214

61, 312
332,721

62,296
333,979

64, 631
344, 368

55,489
350, 782

62,186
349,271

58,998
345,089

62,410
333,782

54,762 r 46, 815
335, 707 r 347,147

50,044
342, 365

3,389
55.7
3,323
8,192

2,995
54.3
2,893
9,318

3,637
58.6
3,616
9,265

3,647
61.0
3,645
9,215

3,837
66.8
3,902
9,088

3,583
60.0
3,858
8,750

3,506
61.0
3,847
8,354

4,031
65.0
4,178
8,149

3,653
63.6
3,971
7,641

3,866
64.7
3,954
7,493

3 709
64.6
3 491
7, 643

3,515
58.8
3,042
8,029

3,589
55.8
3,473
8,179

357
185
107
65
10,165

372
151
133
88
2,664

437
185
147
105
3,802

421
165
142
113
3,820

391
160
129
103
3,866

383
167
115
102
5,956

357
154
130
72
5,506

421
200
141
80
7,676

507
266
148
93
8,873

551
285
153
113
12,869

532
288
133
111
12,883

443
227
125
91
12, 691

443
217
130
97
12, 209

809
49.8

537
'39.5

528
32.5

341
21.0

360
22.2

344
21.3

330
20.3

434
26.7

522
32.1

641
39.5

883
54.4

1,003
61.7

943
58.1

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
thons. of nieces..
do
Shipments
Stocks, end of month
..do-.
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thous-thous. of brick.
Shipments
Stocks end of month
do
Face brick:
do
Shipments
Stocks, end" of month
Vitrified paving brick:
do
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
Hollow building tile:
short tons.Shipments.
Stocks, end of month

7.206
51, 323

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
thons. of erross
Percent of capacity .
thous. of gross
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
Illuminating glassware:
Shipments, total
thous. of dol..
Residential
do
do
Commercial
do
Miscellaneous
Plate glass, polished, production.thous. of sq. ft..
Window glass:
Production
- thons. of boxes
Percent of capacity
GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
-short tons
do
Production
Calcined production
do
Gypsum products sold or used •
Uncalcined
_
_ __1
doCalcined:
Lath
_thous. of sq. ft
Wallboard
do
short tons..
Keene's cement
All building plasters
do
..do .
For manufacturing uses..
-thous. of sq. ft..
Tile

6,348
453,420
447,049

222, 282
727, 777
588,788

313, 120
806 957
650,804

108,304

212,716

228,375 :

137,812
94,261
6,921
294,175
31,510
4,434

200,444
100 704
5,126
390,059
25,246
5,704

251,764
89 994
6,591
432,779
34, 523
4,991

247 673
683 127
534, 415
:

:

192, 931
214 151
89 678
4,884
333, 730
36 517
4 885

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs.
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do...

9,481
10,109
21,499

10,995
12,077
20,574

9,840
10, 593
19,919

10,038
10,096
19,995

10, 368
9,660
20, 827

8,848
8,538
21,289

11,304
11,712
21,033

11,146
12,440
19,891

11,848
11,957
19, 933

COTTON
Consumption
bales. - 562, 293 426, ?66 512, 626 413.169 426,149 443,043 448,453 561, 406 534, 037 542,778
Exports (excluding linters)§
thous. of bales..
264
426
176
399
193
377
196
201
465
389
Imports (excluding linters)§
do
14
20
15
19
19
25
18
11
11
Prices:
.082
Received by farmers
dol. per lb..
.084
.084
.084
.081
.084
.081
.082
.085
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do.-_
.090
.084
.089
.084
.084
.089
.081
Production:
Ginnings, (running bales)* thous. of bales._ 11,621
18, 252
158
1,332
10,125
6,578
Crop estimate, equivalent 5uO-lb. bales..do
Receipts into sight
do
670
255
726
497
213
211
674
2,953
2,500
Stocks, end of month:
15, 628
Domestic total.
_
.do
12, 710
13, 283
11,633
12,187
11,138
10. 908
10,878
14,121
16,820
Mills
-do—
1,559
1,768
1,808
1,581
1,412
1,700
1,263
1,053
1,107
1,507
Warehouses

do
14,069
10,942
9,726
11,475
10,052
10,487
9,646
9,826
13,013
15,313
World visible supply, total
do
9,247
8,142
9,025
9,183
8,490
8,796
7,893
7,643
8,726
9,802
American cotton
do
6,945
5,772
6,881
7,271
6,071
6,509
5,491
5,479
7,750
' Revised.
° Total crop.
'Total ginnings to end of month indicated; February 1939 figure is the total crop for 1938.
§Revised series. Data revised for 1937, see tables 19 and 20, pp. 14 and 15 of this issue.

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11,731
11,973
19,843

10,863
10, 641
20,217

11,235
10,211
21, 242

596,289
4S1
14

565, 307
361
11

591,991
290
12

085
.091

.083
11,414
> 11,942
864

11, 558

1,712
17, 292
1,714
15, 578
9, 757
7, 790

17,028
1,697
15, 331
9,652
7, 478

16,409
1,627
14,782
9,361
7,050

417

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May 1939

Monthly statistics through December 1937, to- 1939
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the March
1938 Supplement to the Survey

1938
March

April

May

June

July

1939

DeemOctober NovemAugust September
ber
ber

January

February

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
_
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

dol. per bbl_
thous. of bbL
thous. of bbl.
_
do
_do

0)
8,171
37.4
8,467
23,796
6,510

1.667
5,879
26.9
7,259
22,979
6,623

1.667
7,983
37.7
8,691
22,262
6,497

1.667
10,361
47.4
9,752
22,875
6,326

1.667
10, 535
49.8
10,943
22,467
6,218

1.667
10,968
50.2
10,164
23, 286

1.667
11,007
50.4
11, 823
22, 534
5,902

1.667
10, 559
49.9
11,716
21, 374
5,506

1.667
11, 556
52.9
12,357
20, 569
4,927

1.667
10,184
48.2
8,573
22,179
4,963

1.667
8,066
36.9
6,281
23,954
5,282

806
720
350

802
787
268

577
709
252

710
668
250

788
784
240

778
751
243

1,063
1,015
200

862
841
215

1,119
1,130
193

1,189
1,070
195

953
891
219

831
795
255

728
673
321

12.322

12. 047
114,909
445, 379

12.007
12.050
129, 509 130,728
419,200 428,843

11.927
145.476
431,900

11.925
11.972
11. 902 11.895
129, 338 148,809 142,900 166,471
430,168 428, 780 454, 393 482,830

12. 039 12.046
151,568 133,184
482,032 478,260

12.360
101,056
476,359

12. 341
95, 754
457,091

38,801
288, 644

45,902
281,651

49,155
277,009

46, 512 51,915
271, 488 267,844

47,828
268,583

52,402
267,016

45,701
272,200

3,811
55,484

5,243
55,170

7,900
54,274

50,069
271.477
9,079
56,849

10,778
55,423

8,046
54,396

9,591
52,999

7,206
51, 323

59,035
345,214

61,312
332,721

62,296
333,979

64, 631
344,368

62,186
55,489
58,998 62,410
350, 782 349, 271 345, 089 333,782

54,762
335,707

4,129
61.4
3,933
8,318

3,637
58.6
3,616
9,265

3,647
61.0
3,645
9,215

3,837
66.8
3,902
9,088

3,583
60.0
3,858
8,750

3,506
61.0
3,847
8,354

4,031
65.0
4,178
8,149

3,653
63.6
3,971
7,641

64.7
3,954
7,493

3,709
64.6
3,491
7,643

3,515
58.8
3,042
8,029

3,589
55.8
3,473
8,179

3,389
55.7
3,323
8,192

11,867

437
185
147
105
3,802

421
165
142
113
3,820

391
160
129
103
3,866

167
115
102
5,956

357
154
130
72
5,506

421
200
141
80
7,676

507
266
148
93
8,873

551
285
153
113
12,869

532
288
133
111
12,883

443
227
125
91
12,691

443
217
130
97
12, 209

357
185
107
65
10,165

912
56.1

528
32.5

341
21.0

360
22.2

344
21.3

330
20.3

434
26.7

522
32.1

641
39.5

54.4

1,003
61.7

943
58.1

49.8

1.667
1. 667
5,301
5,506
24.3
27.9
5,640
5,043
23,611
24,092
' 5, 563 ' 5,986

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
-..
thous. of piecesShipments
do
Stocks, end of month
-do
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thous.
Shipments..
_.
thous. of brickStocks, end of month
_ do...
Face brick:
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
-do
Stocks, end of month
_ do...
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
short tons.
Stocks, end of month
..do...

11,418
55,689

37,307 ' 34,499 28,765
283,017 292, 565 300,416
7,191 ' 4,276
48,127 '48,763

2,007
48,585

46,815 '50,024 43,607
347,147 342,408 348, 565

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
thous. of gross.
Percent of capacity
Shipments
-.thous. of gross.
Stocks, end of month
do
Illuminating glassware:
Shipments, total
thous. of dol.
R evidential
do...
Commercial
do
Miscellaneous
do-_.
Plate glass, polished, production.thous. of sq. ft.
Window glass:
Production
thous. of boxes.
Percent of capacity.-.
GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
short tons
Production.
do._.
Calcined production
.do
Gypsum products sold or used:
Uncalcined
do
Calcined:
Lath
thous. of sq. ft..
Wallboard,...
do.—
Keene's cement
.
short tons
All building plasters
do...
For manufacturing uses
-.do...
Tile
thous. of sq. ft

222, 282
727, 777
588,788

313,120
806,957
650,804

108,304

212,716

228,375

192, 931

137,812
94,261
6,921

200,444
100. 704
5,126
390,059
25,246
5,704

251,764
89,994
6,591
432,779
34, 523
4,991

214,151
89,678
4,884
333,730
36,517
4,885

6,348
453, 420
447,049

294,175
31,510
4,434

247,673
683,127
534,415

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs..
Shipments

__do
Stocks, end of month
do

13,198
13,142
22,137

10,995
12,077
20,574

9,840
10, 593
19,919

10,038
10,096
19, 995

10,368
9,660
20,827

8,848
8,538
21, 289

649, 237
330

512,626
426
14

413,169
377
19

426,149
193
20

443,043
176
15

448,453
196
25

.083
.090

.084

.084

.084
.084

.080
.084

.084

.081
.084

158

1,332

11,304
11,712
21,033

11,146
12,440
19,891

11,848
11,957
19,933

11,731
11,973
19,843

10,863
10, 641
20,217

11, 235
10,211
21, 242

11,374
10, 535
22,081

561, 406 534,037
201
389
18
11

542,778
465
11

596, 289
481
14

565, 307
361
11

591,991
290
12

562,293
264

.082
.081

.085

.085
.091

.082
.087

.083

.082
.090

COTTON
Consumption—
___
...bales.Exports (excluding linters)§
thous. of bales..
Imports (excluding linters)§.
,..do . . .
Prices:
Received by farmers
dol. per lb
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do....
Production:
Ginnings, (running bales) • thous. of bales. _
Crop estimate, equivalent 5U0-lb. bales..do
Receipts into sight
do
Stocks, end of month:
Domestic total
do
Mills
do—.
Warehouses
__.
do
World visible supply, total
do
American cotton
do
|
r

> 11,621

18, 252

394

670

497

255

213

211

14,905
1,416
13, 489
8,441
5,960

12, 710
1,768
10,942
9,025
6,881

12,187
1,700
10, 487
8,796
6,509

11,633
1,581
10,052
8,490
6,071

11,138
1,412
9,726
8,142
5,772

10,908
1,263
9,646
7,893
5,491

Revised.
« Total crop.
• Total ginnings to end of month indicated.
§ Revised series. Data revised for 1937; see tables 19 and 20, pp. 14 and 15 of the April 1939 issue.
In process of revision.

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674"
10,878
1,053
9,826
7,643
5,479

6,578

10,125

11,233

2,953

1,712

11,414
«11,942
864

11, 558

2,500

417

391

14,121
1,107
13,013
8,726

16,820
1,507
15,313
9,802
7,750

17, 292
1,714
15, 578
9,757
7,790

17,028
1,697
15,331
9,652
7,478

16, 409
1,627
14, 782
9,361
7,050

15,628
1,559
14,069
9,247
6,945

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June 1939
Monthly statistics through December 1937, together with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the
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1939
April

1939

1938
April

May

June

July

DecemOctober NovemAugust September
ber
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January

Febru- March
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STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

dol. per bbl.
thous. of bbl.
thous. of bbl.
do—
do...

9,674
45.7
9,654
23, 806
6,584

1.667
7,983
37.7
8,691
22,262
6,497

1.667
10,361
47.4
9,752
22,875
6,326

1.667
10,535
49.8
10,943
22,467
6,218

1.667
10,968
50.2
10,164
23, 286
6,089

1.667
11,007
50.4
11,823
22, 534
5,902

1.667
10,559
49.9
11,716
21, 374
5,506

1.667
11, 556
52.9
12, 357
20, 569
4,927

1.667
10,184
48.2
8,573
22,179
4,963

1.667
8,066
36.9
6,281
23,954
5,282

1.667
5,301
24.3
5,640
23,611
5,563

1.667
5,506
27.9
5,043
24,092
5,986

8,171
37.4
8,467
23, 786
r
6, 447

583
552
374

577
709
252

710
668
250

788
784
240

778
751
243

1,063
1,015
200

862
841
215

1,119
1,130
193

1,189
1,070
195

953
891
219

831
795
255

728
673
321

806
720
350

12. 327

12.050
129, 509
419, 200

12.007
130,728
428,843

11.927
145.476
431,900

11.925
11.972
11.902
11.895
129, 338 148, 809 142,900 166,471
430,168 428, 780 454, 393 482,830

45,902
281, 651

49,155
277,009

5,243
55,170

7,900
54,274

50,069
271.477
9,079
56,849

46, 512 51, 915 47,828 52, 402
271, 488 267, 844 268, 583 267,016
9,591
11,418
10, 778
8,046
55, 689 55, 423 54, 396 52,999

61, 312
332,721

62,296
333,979

3,647
61.0
3,645
9,215

3,837
66.8
3,902
9,088

60.0
3,858
8,750

3,506
61.0
3,847
8,354

4,031
65.0
4,178
8,149

3,653
63.6
3,971
7,641

3,866
64.7
3,954
7,493

3,709
64.6
3,491
7, 643

3,515
58.8
3,042
8,029

3,589
55.8
3,473
8,179

3,389
55.7
3,323
8,192

4,129
61.4
3,933
8,318

421
165
142
113
3,820

391
160
129
103
3,866

383
167
115
102
5,956

357
154
130
72
5,506

421
200
141
80
7,676

507
266
148
93
8,873

551
285
153
113
12,869

532
288
133
111
12,883

443
227
125
91
12,691

443
217
130
97
12, 209

357
185
107
65
10,165

396
201
116
79
11,867

341
21.0

360
22.2

344
21.3

20.3

434
26.7

522
32.1

641
39.5

883
54.4

1,003
61.7

943
58.1

809
49.8

912
56.1

0)

0)

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
thous. of piecesShipments
do...
Stocks, end of month
do...
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thous.
Shipments
thous. of brick_
Stocks, end of month
do.._
Face brick:
Shipments
do._.
Stocks, end of month
_,_
do...
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
.do...
Stocks, end of month
_
.do...
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
.short tons.
Stocks, end of month.
___do.-.

64, 631 55, 489 62,186
62,410
58,998
344, 368 350, 782 349, 271 345, 089 333, 782

12. 039 12.046 12.360
12. 341 12. 322
151,568 133,184 101,056 ' 95, 920 167,457
482,032 478, 260 476,359 455, 859 404, 326
45, 701 37, 307 34,499 ' 28, 785 57, 544
272,200 283,017 292,565 300, 546 293, 483
7,206
51, 323

7,191
48,127

54, 762 46,815
335,707 347,147

4,276
48,763

3,994
2,007
48, 585 47, 406
50,024 ' 43, 643 72, 638
342,408 348, 792 340,919

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
thous. of gross.
Percent of capaoity

Shipments
thous. of gross.
Stocks, end of month.
..do...
Illuminating glassware:
Shipments, total
thous. of dol.
Residential
.do__.
Commercial
do
Miscellaneous
do._.
Plate glass, polished, production.thous. of sq. ft.
Window glass:
Production
thous. of boxes.
Percent of capacity...

4,071
65.4
3,978
8,336

740
45.6

GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
short tons.
Production
do...
CalGined production
do...
Gypsum products sold or used:
Uncalcined
do...
Calcined:
Lath
-thous. of sq. ft.
Wallboard
_
do...
Keene's cement
short tons.
All building plasters
do...
For manufacturing uses
.-do...
Tile
thous. of sq. ft.

222, 282
727, 777
588,788

313,120
806,957
650,804

212,716

228,375

192,931

139,248

200,444
100,704
5,126
390,059
25,246
5,704

251,764

214,151
678
4,
333^ 730
36, 517
4,885

207, 418
95,981
5,506
331, 702
26, 233
5,228

247,673
683,127
534,415

6,591
432,779
34,523
4,991

40, 423
541,183
533,440

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production.,,
thous. of dozen pairs..
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do

11,024
10,577
22,584

9,840
10, 593
19,919

10,038
10,096
19,995

10, 368
9,660
20,827

8,848
8,538
21, 289

11,304
11.712
21,033

COTTON
Consumption
bales.. 546, 702 413,169 426,149 443,043 448,453 561, 406
Exports (excluding linters)§
thous. of bales..
193
176
196
178
377
201
Imports (excluding linters)§
do
15
20
25
13
19
18
Prices:
.084
Received by farmers
dol. per lb_.
.082
.084
.084
.081
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
.084
.084
.088
Production:
Ginnings, (running bales)• thous. of bales. _
158
r 1,336
Crop estimate, equivalent 5uO-lb. bales..do
Receipts into sight
do
213
497
255
246
211
674
Stocks, end of month:
Domestic total
do_.
14, 621
12,187
11,633
11,138
10,908
10,878
Mills
_
do....
1,292
1,700
1,581
1,412
1,263
1,053
Warehouses
do
9,726
10,487
10, 052
12, 968
9,646
9,826
World visible supply, total.
do
8,142
8,796
8,490
7,971
7,893
7,643
American cotton
do
5,772
6,509
6,071
5,479
5,507
5,491
' Revised.
• Total crop.
•Total ginnings to end of month indicated.
§Revised series. Data revised for 1937; see tables 19 and 20, pp. 14 and 15 of the April 1939 issue.
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11,146
12,440
19,891

11,848
11,957
19, 933

11,731
11,973
19, 843

10,863
10, 641
20,217

11, 235
10, 211
21, 242

11,374
10,535
22,081

13,198
13,142
22,137

534, 037
389
11

542,778
465
11

596,289
481
14

565,307
361
11

591,991
290
12

562, 293
264

649,237
330
10

.082
.081

.085

.085
.091

.087

.083
.089

.082
.090

.083
.090

' 6,577

10,125

'11,231

2,500

2,953

1,712

• 11,412
'11.944
864

14,121
1,107
13,013
8,726

16,820
1,507
15,313
9,802
7,750

17, 292
1,714
15, 578
9,757
7,790

17,028
1,697
15, 331
9,652
7,478

r

1 1 , 553

»'11,623

417

391

394

16,409
1,627
14, 782
9,361
7,050

15, 628
1,559
14,069
9,247
6,945

14,905
1,416
13, 489
8,441
5,960

July 1939

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July 1939
Monthly statistics through December 1937, together with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the
1938 Supplement to the Survey

1939

1939

1938
May

June

July

August

s

m

* P £ ' October

N

m

<™ - ^eas

Janu-

Febru-

ary

ary

March

April

0)
9, 674
45. 7
9, 654
23,
837
r
6, o!)8

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
_
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

dol. per bbL
thous. of bbl.
thous. of bbL
..do...
do-_.

11,126
50.9
12, 688
22, 275
5, 723

1.667
10, 361
47.4
9,752
22,875
6,326

1.667
10, 535
49.8
10,943
22,467
6,218

1.667
10,968
50.2
10,164
23, 286
6,089

1.667
11, 007
50.4
11, 823
22, 534
5,902

1.667
10, 559
49.9
11,716
21, 374
5,506

1.667
11, 556
52.9
12,357
20, 569
4,927

1.667
10,184
48.2
8,573
22,179
4,963

1.667
8,066
36.9
6,281
23,954
5,282

1.667
5.301
24.3
5,640
23,611
5,563

1.667
5, 506
27.9
5,043
24, 092
5,986

(0
8,171
37.4
8, 467
23, 786
6,447

762
792
377

710
668
250

784
240

751
243

1,063
1,015
200

862
841
215

1,119
1,130
193

1,189
1,070
195

953
891
219

831
795
255

728
073
321

806
720
350

0)

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
thous. of piecesShipments
do...
Stocks, end of month
do.-.
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thousShipments
thous. of brick.
Stocks, end of month
do...
Face brick:
Shipments
do...
Stocks, end of month
do...
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
. do. _ Stocks, end of month
do._.
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
short tons.
Stocks, end of month.
..do...

12. 287

583
552
374

12. 341 r 12.322
12.327
95, 920 Kin, oso 178.618
455, 859 "397, 838 373,924

12. 007
130,728
428,843

11.927
145, 476
431,900

11.972
129, 338
430,168

11.902
148,809
428, 780

11.925
11.895
142,900 166,471
454, 393 482,830

12.039
151,568
482,032

12.046
12.360
133,184 101,056
478, 260 476,359

49,155
277,009

50,069
271, 477

46,512
271, 488

51,915
267, 844

47,828
268, 583

52, 402
267,016

45, 701
272,200

37,307
283,017

7,900
54,274

9,079
56,849

11,418
55, 689

10, 778
55, 423

8,046
54,396

9,591
52,999

7, 206
51, 323

7,191
48,127

62, 296
333,979

64, 631
344, 368

55, 489
350, 782

62,186
349,271

62,410
345, 089 333,782

54,762
335, 707

3,837
66.8
3,902

3,583
60.0
3,858
8,750

3,506
61.0
3,847
8, 354

4,031
65.0
4,178
8,149

3,653
63.6
3,971
7,641

64.7
3,954
7,493

3,709
64.6
3,491
7, 643

3, 515
58.8
3,042
8,029

55.8
3,473
8,179

3,389
55. 7
3,323
8,192

4,129
61.4
3,933
8,318

391
160
129
103

383
167
115
102
5,956

357
154
130
72
5,506

421
200
141
80
7,676

507
266
148
93
8,873

551
285
153
113
12,869

532
288
133
111
12, 883

443
227
125
91
12,691

443
217
130
97
12,209

357
185
107
65
10,165

396
201
116
79
11,867

360
22.2

344
21.3

330
20.3

434
26.7

522
32.1

641
39.5

883
54.4

1,003
61.7

943
58.1

34,499 28, 785 | r 57, 624
292, 565 300,546 /290,90c 276, 598
4,276
48,763

46, 815 50,024
347,147 342,408

3.612
3,994
2,007
45, 761
48, 585 47,336
43, 643 r 72, 546 81,161
348, 792 340, 348 326, 655

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production...
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments,.
thous. of gross.
Stocks, end of month.
..do
Illuminating glassware:
Shipments, total
thous. of dol.
Residential..
.do...
Commercial
do...
Miscellaneous
do...
Plate glass, polished, production.thous. of sq. ft.
Window glass:
Production
thous. of boxesPercent of capacity...

4,516
69.7
4, 485
8,293

()

8,036
729
44.8

912
56.1

4, 071
65.4
3,978
8,336

740
45.6

GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
short tons.
Production..
_
_
..do...
Calcined production..
..do...
Oypsum products sold or used:
Uncaleined
do—
Calcined:
Lath
thous. of sq. ft.
Wallboard
do...
Keene's cement
short tons.
All building plasters
do
For manufacturing uses....
do
Tile
thous. of sq. ft..

222, 282
727, 777
588, 78b

313,120
806,957
650,804

212, 716

228,375

192,931

139, 248

200,444
100. 704
5,126
390, 059
25, 246
5, 704

251,764
89,994
6,591
432,779
34, 523
4,991

214,151
89,678
4,
333,730
36,517
4,885

207, 418
95, 981

247,673
683,127
534,415

40, 423
541,183
533,440

331, 702
26, 233
5, 228

TEXTILE PRODUCTS
CLOTHING
Hosiery:
Production
thous. of dozen pairs..
Shipments
_
do
Stocks, end of month
_
_do

11, 796
10, 891
23, 490

10,038
10,096
19, 995

10, 368
9,660
20, 827

8,848
8. 538
21, 289

11,304
11,712
21,033

11,146
12,440
19,891

11,848
11,957
19,933

11,731
11,973
19, 843

COTTON
Consumption
bales.. 605. 353 426,149 443,043 448,453 561, 406 534, 037 542, 778 596, 289
Exports (excluding linters)§
thous. of bales..
193
196
143
176
201
465
389
481
20
Imports (excluding linters)§
do
25
14
18
15
11
11
14
Prices:
Received by farmers
dol. per lb_.
.084
.080
.084
. 085
.081
.085
.082
.085
Wholesale, middling (New York)
do
.084
.084
. 096
.084
.086
.089
.081
.091
Production:
Ginnings, (running bales)•___thous. of bales..
1,336
6,577 10,125 11,231
Crop estimate, equivalent 5U0-lb. bales..do
Receipts into sight
do
255
213
266
211
2,953 ~ 1,712
674
2,500
3tocks, end of month:
Domestic total.._
_
do
11,138
10, 908 10, 878 14,121
13,545
11.633
16, 820 17, 292
Mills..
_
do—
1,412
1,581
1,263
1,175
1,053
1,507
1,107
1,714
Warehouses
do
9,726
10,052
9,646
12.370
9,826
13,013
15, 313 15, 578
8,142
World visible supply, total
do
8,490
7,893
7,456
7,643
9,802
8,726
9,757
5,772
6,071
American cotton
do
5,491
5,030
5,479
6,686
7,750
7,790
' Revised.
° Total crop.
•Total ginnings to end of month indicated.
§Rcvised series. Data revised for 1937; see tables 19 and 20, pp. 14 and 15 of the April 1939 issue.
1
Discontinued by compilers; data on an index basis appear on p. 20.
2
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10,863
10,641
20,217

11,024
10,577
22, 584

August 1939

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Monthly statistics through December 1937, to- 1939
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the June
1938 Supplement to the Survey

1939

1938
June

July

August

September

DecemOctober November
ber

January

February

March

April

May

RUBBER AND RUBBER PRODUCTS—Continued
TIRES AND TUBES
Pneumatic casings:t
Production
thousands.
Shipments, total
do...
Original equipment*
do___
Replacement equipment*
do...
Exports*
do...
Stocks, end of month.
_do
Inner tubes:f
Production
,
do.._
Shipments, total
do...
Exports*
do__.
Stocks, end of month
do...
Raw material consumed:
Crude rubber. (See Crude rubber.)
Fabrics (quarterly)
thous. of lb_

4,837
5,733
1,370
4,250
113
8,804

3,036
3,629
678
3,177
73
8,470

3,287
3,870
494
3,290
85
8, 041

4,038
3, 991
266
3,646
79
8,217

3,916
3,888
678
3,123
86
8,022

4,183
4,126
1,287
2,729
109
8,237

4,139
4,405
1,777
2.544
84
7,924

4,729
4,154
1.707
2,348
99
8,451

4,581
4,163
1,685
2,397
81
8, 932

4,344
3,739
1,472
2,156
lil
9,573

5,137
4,583
1,747
2,723
113
10,109

4,211
4,356
1,529
2,719
108
9,998

4,418
4,753
1,415
3,239
100
9,919

4,249
5,066
66
7,814

2,797
3,730
50
8,337

2,936
3,519
55
7,723

4,026
3,744
49
8,029

3,832
3,980
53
7,859

3,980
4,101
57
7,746

4, 029
4,138
55
7, 665

4,351
3,859
55
8,166

4,098
3, 936
71
8,069

3,681
3, 335
65
8,415

4,470
4,015
74
8,901

3,841
3,927
82
8,837

3,848
4,154
67
8,840

5,216
4,414
18,083

5,033
4,017
19,055

49, 441

37, 064

59, 801

58, 376

RUBBER AND CANVAS FOOTWEAR
Production, total
Shipments, total
Stocks, total, end of month

thous. of pairs.
do...
do...

4,866
4,192
19, 729

3,970
3,742
20, 791

2,719
4,041
19, 469

4, 254
5, 803

4,709
6,360
16, 246

5,067
4,991
16, 321

5, 513
6,139
15, 695

5, 523
5,035
16,183

4,807
4,778
16,157

4,953
4,629
16, 582

5,897
5,214
17,281

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

dol. per bbl..
thous. of bbL.
thous. of bbL.
do
do

0)

11, 953
56.5
12,715
21, 489
5,809

1.667
10, 535
49.8
10, 943
22, 467
6,218

1.667
10, 968
50.2
10,164
23, 286
6,089

1. 667
11, 007
50.4
11,823
22, 534
5,902

1.667
10, 559
4.9.9
11,716
21, 374
5.506

1.667
11,556
52.9
12, 357
20, 569
4,927

1.667
10,184
48.2
8,573
22,179
4,963

1. 667
8,066
36.9
6,281
23, 954
5,282

1.667
5,301
24.3
5,640
23, 611
5,563

1.667
5.506
27 9
5^043
24, 092
5,986

0)

0)

0)

8,171
37.4
8,467
23, 786
6,447

9,674
45.7
9, 654
23, 837
6,568

'11,185
50.9
'12,748
'22,251
r
5 , 728

814
819
382

784
240

778
751
243

1,063
1,015
200

862
841
215

1,119
1,130
193

1,189
1,070
195

953
891
219

831
795
255

728
673
321

806
720
350

583
552
374

762
792
377

11. 927
145,476
431, 900

11. 972
129, 338
430,168

11.902
148, 809
428, 780

11. 895
142, 900
454, 393

11. 925
166,471
482, 830

12. 039
151, 568
482,032

12. 046
133,184
478, 260

12. 360
101,056
476, 359

12. 341
95, 920
455,859

12. 322
166, 380
397, 838

12. 327
178, 903
374, 572

12. 287
209, 716
350, 655

50, 069
271, 477

46, 512
271, 488

51,915
267, 844

47, 828
268.583

52,402
267,016

45, 701
272, 200

37, 307
283,017

34,499
292, 565

28, 785
300, 546

57, 624
290, 906

r 62, 982
277, 291

79, 322
256, 561

4,138
1,166

4,134
1,195

4, 761
1, 381

4,267
1,235

4,331
1,243

3,996
1,129

3,261
956

3,549
981

3,562
959

4,969
1,285

4,639
1,208

4,737
1,282

9,079
56, 849

11,418
55, 689

10, 778
55, 423

8,046
54, 396

9,591
52, 999

7,206
51, 323

7,191
48,127

4,276
48, 763

2,007
48, 585

3,994
47, 336

3,612
45, 761

6,647
43,002

64, 631
344, 368

55, 489
350, 782

62,186
349, 271

58, 998
345, 089

62, 410
333,782

54, 762
335, 707

46, 815
347,147

50, 024
342,408

43, 643
348, 792

72, 546
340, 348

'81,994
327, 847

105,072
308,021

4,662
72.0
4,618
8,209

3,583
60.0
3,858
8,750

3,506
61.0
3,847
8,354

4,031
65.0
4,178
8,149

3,653
63.6
3,971
7,641

3,866
64.7
3,954
7,493

3,709
64.6
3,491
7,643

3,515
58.8
3,042
8,029

3,589
55.8
3,473
8,179

3,389
55.7
3,323
8,192

4,129
61.4
3,933
8,318

9,289

383
167
115
102
5,956

357
154
130
72
5,506

421
200
141
80
7,676

507
266
148
93
8,873

551
285
153
113
12, 869

532
288
133
111
12, 883

443
227
125
91
12, 691

443
217
130
97
12, 209

357
185
107
65
10,165

396
201
116
79
11, 867

7,268

8,036

720
44.3

344
21.3

330
20.3

434
26.7

522
32.1

641
39.5

1,003
61.7

943
58.1

809
49.8

912
56.1

740
45.6

729
44.8

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
thous. of pieces.
Shipments
do...
Stocks, end of month
do...
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thous.
Shipments
thous. of brick.
Stocks, end of month
do...
Face brick:
Shipments
do...
Stocks, end of month
do...
Floor and wall tile shipments:*
Quantity
thous. of sq. ft.
Value
thous. of doL
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month
do_._
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
short tons.
Stocks, end of month
do...

12. 378

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of gross..
Stocks, end of month
do
Illuminating glassware:
Shipments, total
thous. of dol_.
Residential
do
Commercial
do
Miscellaneous
do
Plate glass, polished, production, thous. of sq. ft.
Window glass:
Production.
thous. of boxes..
Percent of capacity

4,071
65.4
3,978
8,336

()

4,516
69.7
4,485

()

GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
short tons..
Production
do
Calcined production
do
Gypsum products sold or used:
Uncalcined
do
Calcined:
Lath
thous. of sq. ft_.
Wallboard
do
Keene's cement
short tons..
All building plasters
do
For manufacturing uses
do
Tile
thous. of sq. ft..

222, 282
727, 77^
588, 788

313,120
806, 957
650, 804

212, 716

228, 375

192, 931

139,248

200,444
100, 704
5,126
390, 059
25, 246
5,704

251, 764
), 994
6,591
432, 779
34, 523
4,991

214,151
89, 678
4,884
333, 730
36, 517
4,885

207, 418
95,
5,506
331, 702
26, 233
5,228

247, 673
683,127
534, 415

40, 423
541,183
533, 440

' Revised.
2
Discontinued by compilers; data on an index basis appear on p. 20.
Discontinued by reporting source.
*New series. For data on floor and wall tile beginning 1935, see table 31, p. 18 of the June 1939 Survey. For the new series on pneumatic casings and inner tubes, see
tables 27 and 28, pp. 16-18 of the May 1939 Survey.
tRevised series. Data for pneumatic casings and inner tubes revised for 1936, 1937, and 1938; see tables 27 and 28, pp. 16-18 of the May 1939 Survey.
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September 1939
Monthly statistics through December 1937, to- 1939
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the
July
1938 Supplement to the Survey

1939

1938
July

August

September

DecemOctober November
ber

January

February

March

April

May

June

RUBBER AND RUBBER PRODUCTS—Continued
TIRES AND TUBES
Pneumatic casings:f
Production... .
thousands .
Shipments, total
do
Original equipment* _ .
.__ do
Replacement equipment*
do
Exports* . _ __
_.
do
Stocks, end of month
do
Inner tubes:f
Production
do
Shipments, total
_
. . . . . do
Exports*
do
Stocks, end of month
_.
do
Raw material consumed:
Crude rubber. (See Crude rubber.)
Fabrics (quarterlv)
thous. of lb

4,510
5,056
809
4,162
85
8,300

3,287
3,870
494
3,290
85
8,041

4,038
3,991
266
3,646
79
8,217

3, 916
3,888
678
3,123
86
8,022

4,183
4,126
1,287
2,729
109
8,237

4,139
4,405
1,777
2,544
84
7,924

4,729
4,154
1.707
2,348
99
8,451

4,581
4,163
1,685
2,397
81
8,932

4,344
3,739
1,472
2,156
111
9,573

5,137
4,583
1,747
2,723
113
10,109

4,211
4,356
1,529
2,719
108
9,998

4,418
4,753
1,415
3,239
100
9,919

' 4, 870
r 5, 750
1,370
' 4, 267
113
r 8, 909

4,043
4,285
62
7,819

2,936
3, 519
55
7,723

4,026
3,744
49
8,029

3,832
3,980
53
7,859

3,980
4,101
57
7,746

4, 029
4,138
55
7, 665

4,351
3,859
55
8,166

4,098
3,936
71
8,069

3,681
3, 335
65
8,415

4,470
4,015
74
8,901

3,841
3,927
82
8,837

3,848
4,154
67
8,840

r 4, 320
r 5, 123
66
' 8, 044

5, 216
4,414
18, 083

5,033
4.017
19, 055

4,866
4,192
19, 729

49, 441

59, 801

58, 376

RUBBER AND CANVAS FOOTWEAR
Production, total
Shipments, total

thous. of pairs..
do

Stocks, t o t a l , end of m o n t h

2,719
4 041
19, 469

do

4,254
5,803
17, 897

4,709
6, 360
16,246

5,067
4,991
16, 321

5, 513
6,139
15, 695

5,523
5,035
16,183

4, 807
4, 778
16,157

4,953
4,629
16, 582

5,897
5,214
17, 281

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
Percent of capacity
Shipments
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

dol. per bbl_.
thous. of bbl_.
thous. of bbl_.
do
do

0)
12, 644
57.9
11,755
22,366
5,939

(0

1.667
10, 968
50.2
10,164
23, 286

1.667
11, 007
50.4
11, 823
22, 534
5,902

1.667
10, 559
49.9
11,716
21, 374
5.506

1.667
11,556
52.9
12, 357
20, 569
4,927

1.667
10,184
48.2
8,573
22,179
4,963

1.667
8,066
36.9
6,281
23, 954
5,282

1.667
5,301
24.3
5,640
23,611
5,563

1.667
5, 506
27.9
5,043
24,092
5,986

0)

0)

8,171
37.4
8,467
23, 786
6,447

9,674
45.7
9,654
23, 837
6,568

11,185
50.9
12,748
22, 251
5,728

778
751
243

1, 063
1,015
200

841
215

1,119
1,130
193

1,189
1,070
195

953
891
219

831
795
255

728
673
321

806
720
350

583
552
374

762
792
377

0)
11,953
56.5
12, 715
• 21,477
' 5, 788

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
thous. of pieces..
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thous..
Shipments
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month
do
Face brick:
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do
Floor and wall tile shipments:*
Quantity
thous. of sq. ft..
Value
thous. of doL.
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
thous. of brick...
Stocks, end of month
do
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
short tons..
Stocks, end of month
do

1,027
908
388
12.059

814
819
382

11. 972
129, 338
430,168

11. 902
148, 809
428, 780

11. 895
142, 900
454, 393

11. 925
166, 471
482, 830

12. 039 12. 046 ' 12. 023 «• 12. 024 ' 12. 032 ' 12. 026 r 12.077 r 12. 118
151, 568 133,184 101,056
95,920 166, 380 178,903 209, 716 199, 592
482,032 478, 260 476, 359 455, 859 397, 838 374,572 351,155 358,082

46, 512
271, 488

51,915
267, 844

47, 828
268. 583

52, 402
267,016

4,134
1,195

4,761
1,381

4,267
1,235

4,331
1,243

45, 701 37, 307 34, 499 28, 785 57, 624 62,982 r 79, 349 69,482
272, 200 283,017 292, 565 300, 546 290, 906 277, 291 256,825 244, 803
3,996
3,261
3,562
3,549
4,969
4,639
4,737
5,160
956
1,129
981
959
1,285
1,208
1,282
1,417

11,418
55, 689

10, 778
55, 423

8,046
54, 396

9,591
52, 999

55, 489
350, 782

62, 186
349, 271

58, 998
345, 089

62, 410
333, 782

2,007
3,994
3,612
6,647
48, 585 47, 336 45, 761 43,002
54, 762 46,815 50, 024 43, 643 72, 546 81, 994 105,713
335, 707 347,147 342, 408 348, 792 340, 348 327, 847 •307,810
7,206
51, 323

7,191
48,127

4,276
48, 763

6,844
44, 796
96,163
306, 750

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
thous. of gross.
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of gross.
Stocks, end of month.
do...
Uluminating glassware:
Shipments, total
thous. of dol.
Residential
do.._
Commercial
do...
Miscellaneous
do...
Plate glass, polished, production, thous. of sq. ft
Window glass:
Production
thous. of boxes.
Percent of capacity

4,581
73.6
4,136
8,586

3,506
61.0
3,847
8,354

4,031
65.0
4,178
8,149

3,653
63.6
3,971
7,641

3,866
64.7
3,954
7,493

3,709
64.6
3,491
7,643

()
6,212

357
154
130
72
5,506

421
200
141
80
7,676

507
266
148
93
8,873

551
285
153
113

532
288
133
111
12, 883

690
42.6

330
20.3

434
26.7

522
32.1

641
39.5

54.4

3,589
55.8
3,473
8,179

3,389
55.7
3,323
8,192

4,129
61.4
3,933
8,318

4,071
65.4
3,978
8,336

4,516
69.7
4,485
8,293

4,662
72.0
4,618
8,209

12, 691

443
217
130
97
12, 209

357
185
107
65

396
201
116
79
11, 867

()
7,268

()
8,036

()

1,003
61.7

943
58.1

912
56.1

740
45.6

729
44.8

3,515
58.8
3,042
8,029
443
227
125
91

10,165

9,289
720
44.3

GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
short tons..
Production
do
Calcined production
do
Gypsum products sold or used:
Uncalcined
do
Calcined:
Lath
thous. of sq. ft_.
Wallboard
do
Keene's cement
short tons_.
All building plasters
do
For manufacturing uses
do
Tile
thous. of sq. ft_

313,120
806, 957
650, 804

247, 673
683,127
534, 415

40, 423
541,183
533, 440

291, 810
845, 524
773, 634

228, 375

192, 931

139, 248

244,163

251, 764
89, 994
6,591

214,151
89, 678
4,884
333, 730
36, 517
4,885

207, 418
95, 981
5,506
331, 702
26, 233
5,228

297, 267
113,721
7,781
486, 494
25, 515
8,581

432,

779

34, 523
4,991

' Revised.
2
Discontinued by compilers; data on an index basis appear on p. 20.
Discontinued by reporting source.
*New series. Fer data on floor and wall tile beginning 1935, see table 31, p. 18 of the June 1939 Survey. For the new series on pneumatic casings and inner tubes, see
tables 27 and 28, pp. 16-18 of the May 1939 Survey.
fRevised series. Data for pneumatic casings and inner tubes revised for 1936, 1937, and 1938; see tables 27 and 28, pp. 16-18 of the May 1939 Survey.
1

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October 1939

Monthly statistics through December 1937, to- 1939
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the August
1938 Supplement to the Survey

1939

1938
August

September

DecemOctober November
ber

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

RUBBER AND PRODUCTS—Continued
TIRES AND TUBES
Pneumatic casings:t
Production
__
thousands.
Shipments, total
do...
Original equipment*...
_ do...
Replacement equipment*
do
Exports*
do...
Stocks, end of month*
do
Inner tubes:f
Production
,
do
Shipments, total...
_
do...
Exports*
do...
Stocks, end of month
do...
Raw material consumed:
Crude rubber. (See Crude rubber.)
Fabrics (quarterly)-.
thous. of lb_

5,492
4,919
611
4,205
103
8,891

4,038
3,991
266
3,646
79
8,217

3,916
3,888
678
3,123
86
8,022

4,183
4,126
1,287
2,729
109
8,237

4,139
4,405
1,777
2,544
84
7,924

4,729
4,154
1,707
2,348
99
8,451

4,581
4,163
1,685
2,397
81
8,932

4,344
3,739
1,472
2,156
111
9,573

5,137
4,583
1,747
2,723
113
10,109

4,211
4,356
1,529
2,719
108
9,998

4,418
4,753
1,415
3,239
100
9,919

4,870
5,750
1,370
4,267
113
8,909

4,510
5,056
809
4,162
85
8,300

4,918
4,432
65
8,238

4,026
3,744
49
8,029

3,832
3,980
53
7,859

3,980
4,101
57
7,746

4,029
4,138
55
7,665

4,351
3,859
55
8,166

4,098
3,936
71
8,069

3,681
3,335
65
8,415

4,470
4,015
74
8,901

3,841
3,927
82
8,837

3,848
4,154
67
8,840

4,320
5,123
66
8,044

4,043
4,285
62
7,819

49 441

59,801

58,376

• 62,419

RUBBER AND CANVAS FOOTWEAR
Production, total
Shipments, total
.
Stocks, total, end of month__

thous. of pairs.
do...
do_._

5,090
6,213
16,956

4,254
5,803
17,897

4,709
6,360
16,246

5,067
4,991
16, 321

5,513
6,139
15, 695

5,523
5,035
16,183

4,807
4,778
16,157

4,953
4,629
16, 582

5,897
5,214
17,281

5,216
4,414
18,083

5,033
4,017
19,055

4,866
4,192
19, 729

3,280
4,894
18,115

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
dol. per bbl_
Production
.thous. of bbl.
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of bbl.
Stocks, finished, end of month
_ do...
Stocks, clinker, end of month
do...

1.667
11,007
50.4
II, 823
22, 534
5,902

1.667
10, 559
49.9
11, 716
21, 374
5.506

1.667
11,556
52.9
12, 357
20, 569
4,927

1.667
10,184
48.2
8,573
22,179
4,963

1.667
8,066
36.9
6,290
23,954
5,282

1.667
5,301
24.3
5,640
23,610
5,563

1.667
5,507
27.9
5,043
24,092
5,986

C1)

0)

12,369
56.6
13,804
20,926
5,703

8,171
37.4
8,467
23, 786
6,447

9,674
45.7
9,654
23,837
6,568

11,185
50.9
12, 748
22,251
5,728

11, 953
56.5
12, 715
21, 477
5,788

12, 644
57.9
11, 755
p
22,361
r
5,941

1,050
1,213
376

1,063
1,015
200

862
841
215

1,119
1,130
193

1,189
1,070
195

953
891
219

831
795
255

728
673
321

720
350

583
552
374

762
792
377

814
819
382

1,027
908

12.038

11.902
148,809
428, 780

11. 895
142,900
454, 393

11. 925 12. 039 12.046
166, 471 151, 568 133,184
482,830 482,032 478,260

12.023
101,056
476,359

51,915
267, 844

47,828
268, 583

52,402
267,016

4,761
1,381

4,267
1,235

4,331
1,243

3,996
1,129

3,261
956

3,549
981

3,562
959

4,969
1,285

4,639
1,208

4,737
1,282

10, 778
55,423

8,046
54, 396

9,591
52, 999

7,206
51,323

7,191
48,127

4,276
48, 763

2,007
48, 585

3,994
47, 336

3,612
45, 761

6,647
43,002

62,186
349, 271

345,089

4,031
65.0
4,178
8,149

3,653
63.6
3,971
7,641

3,866
64.7
3,954
7,493

3,709
64.6
3,491
7,643

3,515
58.8
3,042
8,029

3,589
55.8
3,473
8,179

3,389
55.7
3,323
8,192

4,129
61.4
3,933
8,318

10,450

421
200
141
80
7, 676

507
266
148
93
8,873

551
285
153
113
12,869

532
288
133
111
12,883

443
227
125
91
12, 691

443
217
130
97
12,209

357
185
107
65
10,165

396
201
116
79
11,867

()
7,268

8,036

9,289

867
53.4

434
26.7

522
32.1

641
39.5

54.4

1,003
61.7

943
58.1

49.8

912
56.1

740
45.6

729
44.8

720
44.3

0)

0)

0)

0)

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
thous. of pieces.
Shipments
do__.
Stocks, end of month
„_„
do...
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o, b . plant
dol. per thous.
Shipments
thous. of brick.
Stocks, end of month
do__.
Face brick:
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do._.
Floor and wall tile shipments:*
Quantity
thous. of sq. ft_
Value
thous. of dol.
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month
do___
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
short tons.
Stocks, end of month
do

12.024 12.032 12.026
12.077
95, 920 166, 380 178,903 209, 716 12.118
945
455,859 397,838 374,572 351,155 199,
361, 264
45, 701 37, 307 34,499 28, 785 57,624 62,982 79,349 r
272, 200 283,017 292, 565 300, 546 290,906 277,291 256, 825 69, 489
252, 395

62,410 54, 762 46,815
333,782 335, 707 347,147

50, 024 43,643
72, 546 81, 994 105,173
342,408 348, 792 340,348 327,847 307,810

r

12. 059
177, 718
393, 393
62, 658
248,673

5,169
1,423

4,982
1,348

6,844
'44, 079

44,214

••96,288
306,435

94 721
307,727

4,662
72.0
4,618
8,209

4,581
73.6
4,136

r

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
thous. of gross.
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of gross.
Stocks, end of month
do
Illuminating glassware:
Shipments, total
thous. of dol..
Residential
do
Commercial
do...
Miscellaneous
do
Plate glass, polished, production.thous. of sq. ft
Window glass:
Production
thous. ofboxes.
Percent of capacity

4,802
71.4
4,753
8,548

()

4,071
65.4
3,978
8,336

4,516
69.7
4,485
8,293

()

8(2)

()

()

6,212
42.6

GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
short tons.
Production
do...
Calcined production
do
Gypsum products sold or used:
Uncalcined
do
Calcined:
Lath
thous. of sq. ft.
Wallboard
do...
Keene's cement..
_
short tons.
All building plasters
do...
For manufacturing uses
do...
Tile
thous. of sq. ft..

313,120
806,957
650,804

247, 673
683,127
534,415

40,423
541,183
533,440

291, 810
845, 524
773, 634

228,375

192,931

139, 248

244,163

251, 764

214,151
89, 678
4,884
333, 730
36, 517
4,885

207,418
95, 981
5,506
331, 702
26, 233
5,228

297, 267
113, 721
7,781
486,494
25, 515
8,581

6,591
432, 779
34, 523
4,991

' Revised.
• E stimated.
i Discontinued by compilers; data on an index basis appear on p. 20.
* Discontinued by reporting source.
*New series. For data on floor and wall tile beginning 1935, see table 31, p . 18 of the June 1939 Survey. For the new series on pneumatic casings and inner tubes, see
tables 27 and 28, pp. 16-18 of the May 1939 Survey.
fRevised series. Data for pneumatic casings and inner tubes revised for 1936, 1937, and 1938; see tables 27 and 28, pp. 16-18 of the May 1939 Survey.

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gether with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the
Sep1938 Supplement to the Survey
tember

September

1938
No
vein- DecemOctober
ber
ber

1939
Jan aary

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

RUBBER AND PRODUCTS—Con tinned
TIRES AND TUBES
Pneumatic casings:f
Production.. __~_
thousands.
Shipments, total
.._
do__.
Original equipment*...
_
do...
Replacement equipment*
. „ do.-.
Exports*
.do...
Stocks, end of month...
.do...
Inner tubes:f
Production
,
__
do...
Shipments, total
..do....
Exports*
_
do__.
Stocks, end of month
do...
Raw material consumed:
Crude rubber. (See Crude rubber.)
Fabrics (quarterly). _„
_____thous. of 1b.

4, 985
5, 565
1, 249
4,171
146
8, 335

3,916
3, 888
678
3 ? 123
86
8,022

4,183
4,126
1,287
2, 729
109
8,237

4,139
4, 405
1,777
2, 544
84
7,924

4,
4,
1.
2,

720
154
707
348
99
8,451

4,581
4,163
1, 685
2, 397
81
8, 932

4, 344
3, 739
1,472
2,156
111
9, 573

5,137
4,583
1,747
2,723
113
10,109

4, 211
4,356
1, 529
2,719
108
9,998

4,418
4,753
1,415
3,239
100
9,919

4,870
5,750
1,370
4,267
113
8,909

4,510
5,056
809
4,162
85
8,300

5,492
4,919
611
4,205
103
8,891

4,463
5, 019
98
7, 631

3,832
3, 980
53
7,859

3,980
4,101
57
7, 746

4, 029
4,13s
55
7, 6G5

4. 351
3, 859
55
8,166

4, 038
3, 93'»
73
8,069

3, 681
3, 335
65
8,415

4,470
4,015
74
8,901

3, 841
3,927
82
8,837

3,848
4,154
67
8,840

4,320
5,123
66
8,044

4,043
4, 285
62
7,819

4,918
4,432

3,280
4,894
18,115

5,090
6,213
16,956

49, 441

59, 801

58,370

8, 238

• 62,419

RUBBER AND CANVAS FOOTWEAR
Production, total
Shipments, total
Stocks, total, end of month

tbous. of pairs
do ...
do..

4. 713
6, 452
15, 218

4,709
fi, 360
16, 246

5,513
6, 139
15, 695

5,067
4, 991
16, 321

5, 523
5. 035
16,183

4. 807
4,778
16,157

4,953
4, 629
16, 582

5, 897
5, 214
17,281

5,216
4,414
18,083

5,033
4,017
19,055

4,866
4,192
19, 729

11,953
56.5
12,715
21, 477
r
5, 797

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
PORTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite..
Production
Percent of capacity.
Shipments
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

-dol. per bbl._
thous. of bbL.
thous. of bbL_
___do
do

0)

11,937
56.3
13,104
20,160
5, 243

1. 667
10, 559
49.9
11,716
21, 374
5. 506

1. 667
11, 556
52.9
12, 357
20, 569
4, 927

1. 667
10, 184
48.2
8, 573
22,179
4, 963

23, 947
5,282

1,119
1,130
193

1,189
1,070
195

953
891
219

1. 667
8,086
36.9
6. 290

1. 667
5, 301
24. 3
5, 640
23,610
5,563

1. 667
5,507
27.9
5,043
24. 092
5, 986

0)
8,171
37.4
8,467
23,786
6,447

0)
9,674
45.7
9,654
23, 837
6,568

0)
11,185
50.9
12, 748
22,251
5,728

728
673
321

720
350

583
552
374

762
792
377

(0

0)

0)

12, 644
57.9
11, 755
22, 361
* 5,928

12, 369
56.6
• 13, 401
21, 327
' 5, 725

1,027
908
388

' 1,168
1,213
376

12.059
177,165
393, 393

12.038
189, 831
417,164

62, 658
248, 673

66, 864
245, 767

•" 5, 028
T
1, 359

6,331
1,663

2,007
3,612
3, 994
6,647
6,386
6,844
44, 214
48,585 47, 336 45, 761 43,002 44,079
62, 410 54, 762 46, 815 50, 024 43, 643 72, 546 81,994 105,173 96, 288 r 95,180
333, 782 335, 707 347,147 342, 40S 348,792 340, 348 327,847 307,810 306, 435 305, 242

9,038
44,169

CLAY PRODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
.thous. of pieces..
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month
do
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thons..
Shipments.
thous. of brick__
Stocks, end of month
,
do
Face brick:
Shipments
..do
Stocks, end of month__
do
Floor and wall tile shipments:*
Quantity
thous. of sq. ft_.
Value
thous. of dol_.
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
thous. of brick___
Stocks, end of month
.
do
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
short tons..
Stocks, end of month
do

862
841
215

1,148
1,160
397
12. 038

11. 895
142, 900
454, 393
47, 828
268. 583
4,267
1,235
8,046
54,396
345, 089

831
795
255

814
819
382

12,024 12.032 12.026
12. 046 12.023
12.077 12.118
11. 925 12.039
166. 471 153,568 133. 184 101,056 95, 920 166, 380 178, 903 209, 716 199,945
455,859
476,
359
397,838 374,572 351,155 361, 264
482,830 482,032 478, 260
52, 402 45, 701 37, 507 34,499 28, 785 57, 624 62,982 79,349 69,489
267,016 272,200 283,017 292, 565 300, 546 290,906 277,291 256,825 252,395
4,331
1,243
9, 591
52, 999

3, 996
1,129
7,206
51,323

3,261
956
7,191
48, 127

3, 549
981
4, 276
48, 763

3. 562
959

4,969
1,285

4,639
1,208

4,737
1,282

5,169
1,423

107,887
318, 688

GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
._
Shipments
thous. of gross..
Stocks, end of month
do_—
Illuminating glassware:
Shipments, total
thous. of dol__
Residential
do
Commercial
do
Miscellaneous
..do
Plate glass, polished, production, thous. of sq. ft _
Window glass:
Production
thous. of boxes..
Percent of capacity

4,250
68.3
4,979
7,739

()

13, 663
914
56.2

3, 866
64.7
3,954
7,493

3,709
64.6
3, 491
7,643

3,515
58.8
3, 042
8,029

3, 589
55. 8
3,473
8,179

3,389
55.7
3, 323
8,192

4,129
61.4
3,933
8, 318

507
266
148
93
8,873

551
285
153
113
12,869

532
288
133
111
12, 8S3

443
227
125
91
12, 691

443
217
130
97
12, 209

357
185
107
65
10,165

396
201
116
79
11,867

7,268

522
32.1

641
39.5

883

1,003
61.7

943
58.1

809
49.8

912
56.1

740
45.6

3, 653
63,6
3, 971
7,641

514

4,071
65.4
3,978
8,336

()

4,516
69.7
4,485
8,293

4,662
72.0
4,618
8,209

()
0)
0)

(2)

()
8,036

729
44.8

(i)

4,581
73.6
4,136
8, 586

4,802
71.4
4,753
8,548

(2)
(2)

2

( )
(2)

()

9,289
720
44.3

10, 450
090
42.6

867
53.4

GYPSUM AND PRODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
short tons..
Production
do
Calcined production
do
Gypsum products sold or used:
Uncalcined..
.-__„.do
Calcined:
Lath
__
thous. of sq. ft..
Wallboard
do
Keene's cement
short tons..
All building plasters
.__do
For manufacturing uses
do-___
Tile
thous. of sq. ft__
T

247, 673
683, l:
534, 415

806, 957
650,804

40, 423
541,183
533, 440

291,810
845, 524
773, 634

228,375

192, 931

139,248

244,163

251, 764

214,151

207, 418

89,
6,
432,
34,
4,

89, 678
4, 884
333, 730
36,517
4,885

95, 981
5, 506
331,702
26, 233
5, 228

297, 267
113, 721
7,781
486,494
25, 515
8,581

994
591
779
523
991

T

Revised.
Revised
«Estimated.
«Estimated.
* Discontinued by compilers; data on an index basis appear on p. 20.
* Discontinued by reporting source.
•New series. For
and wall tile beginning
1935, „*,_.
see table
_ .,. data on
— floor
„.,.,. -,
. ^ . ^ ^ B __„„,
„..„.„ 31,
„., p.
i,. 18 of the June 1939 Survey. For the new series on pneumatic casings and inner tubes sec
es 27 and 28, pp. 16-J8of the May 1939 Survey.
tables
tRevisedd series.
i
Data for pneumatic casings and
d inner
i
tubes
b revised
i ffor 1936, 1937, and 1038; see tables 27 and 28, pp. 16-18 of the May 1939 Survey.

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SURVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS

December 1939

Monthly statistics through December 1937, to- 1939
1938
gether with explanatory notes and references
to the sources of the data may be found in the October October Novem- Decem1938 Supplement to the Survey
ber
ber

1939
January

February

March

April

May

June

July

SepAugust tember

RUBBER AND PRODUCTS—Continued
TIBES AND TUBES
Pneumatic casings:f
Production
thousands.
Shipments, total
do...
Original equipment*
do...
Replacement equipment*
do...
Exports*..
do.._
Stocks, end of month-__
do...
Inner tubesrf
Production
do
Shipments, total
do___
Exports*.
do...
Stocks, end of month.__
do...
Raw material consumed:
Crude rubber. (See Crude rubber.)
Fabrics (quarterly)..
thous. of lb_

5,431
5,188
1,805
3,237
146
8,657

4,183
4,126
1,287
2,729
109
8,237

4,139
4,405
1,777
2,544
84
7,924

4,729
4,154
1,707
2,348
99
8,451

4,581
4,163
1,685
2,397
81
8,932

4,344
3,739
1,472
2,156
111
9,573

5,137
4,583
1,747
2,723
113
10,109

4,211
4,356
1,529
2,719
108
9,998

4,418
4,753
1,415
3,239
100
9,919

4,870
5,750
1,370
4,267
113
8,909

4,510
5,056
809
4,162
85
8,300

5,492
4,919
611
4,205
103
8,891

«• 5,007
' 5, 621
1,249
r 4, 226
146
r 8, 364

5,073
5,012
108
7,717

3,980
4,101
57
7,746

4,029
4,138
55
7,665

4,351
3,859
55
8,166

4,098
3,936
71
8,069

3,681
3,335
65
8,415

4,470
4,015
74
8,901

3,841
3,927
82
8,837

3,848
4,154
67
8,840

4,320
5,123
66
8,044

4,043
4,285
62
7,819

4,918
4,432
65
8,238

' 4, 512
- 5, 025

4,713
6,452
15, 218

« 62, 419

59,801

58,376

RUBBER AND CANVAS FOOTWEAR
Production, total
Shipments, total
Stocks, total, end of month

thous. of pairs.
do...
do...

5,332
5,916
14, 619

5,067
4,991
16,321

5,513
6,139
15,695

5,523
5,035
16,183

4,807
4,778
16,157

4,953
4,629
16, 582

5,897
5,214
17,281

5,216
4,414
18,083

5,033
4,017
19,055

4,866
4,192
19, 729

3,280
4,894
18,115

5,090
6,213
16, 956

0)

STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODUCTS
POBTLAND CEMENT
Price, wholesale, composite
Production
_
Percent of capacity.
Shipments
Stocks, finished, end of month
Stocks, clinker, end of month

dol. per bbl.
thous. of bbl.
thous. of bbl.
do...
do

12, 538
57.2
12, 830
19, 868
4,866

11,556
52.9
12, 357
20,569
4,927

1.667
10,184
48.2
8,573
22,179
4,963

1.667
8,066
36.9
6,290
23,947
5,282

1.667
5,301
24.3
5,640
'23.611
5,563

1.667
'5,505
27.9
'5,044
24,092
5,986

0)
8,171
37.4
8,467
23,786
6,447

0)
9,674
45.7
9,654
23, 837
6,568

0)
11,185
50.9
12,748
22,251
5,728

0)
11,953
56.5
12, 715
21,477
5,797

0)
12, 644
57.9
11, 755
22, 361
5,928

1,282
1,215

1,119
1,130
193

1,189
1,070
195

953
891
219

831
795
255

728
673
321

806
720
350

583
552
374

762
792
377

814
819
382

1,027
908
388

11.925
12.039
12.046
166, 471 151, 568 133,184
482,830 482,032 478,260

12.023
101,056
476,359

12.024
95,920
455,859

0)

1.667

0)

11,937
56.6
56.3
13, 401 13,104
21, 327 20,160
* 5, 727 r 5, 254

CLAY PBODUCTS
Bathroom accessories:
Production
thous. of pieces..
Shipments
do
Stocks, end of month.
_
do
Common brick:
Price, wholesale, composite, f. o. b. plant
dol. per thous..
Shipments
._
...thous. of brick..
Stocks, end of month
do
Face brick:
Shipments
..do
Stocks, end of month
..do
Floor and wall tile shipments:*
Quantity..
thous. of sq. ft..
Value
thous. of dol..
Vitrified paving brick:
Shipments
thous. of brick...
Stocks, end of month..
do
Hollow building tile:
Shipments
short tons..
Stocks, end of month
do

12.043

52,402
267,016

12.032
12.026
166, 380 178,903
397,838 374,572

45, 701 37, 307 34,499 28, 785 57,624
272,200 283,017 292, 565 300, 546 290,906

4,331
1,243

1,129

3,261
956

3,549
981

9,591
52, 999

7,206
51,323

7,191
48,127

4,276
48, 763

62, 410 54, 762 46,815
333, 782 335, 707 347,147

3,562
959

4,969
1,285

1,168
1,213
376

1,148
1,160
397

12.038
12.077 12.118 12.059
12.038
209,716 199,945 177,165 189, 287 167, 669
351,155 361, 264 393, 393 416, 302 452, 244

62,982
277,291

79,349
256,825

69,489
252,395

4,639
1,208

4,737
1,282

5,169
1,423

62, 658 r 66,906
248, 673 245,967

62,463
242, 610

6,331
1,663

5,591
1,500

5,028
1,359

2,007
3,994
3,612
6,647
9,038
8,149
6,386
6,844
44, 214 44, 169 43, 719
48, 585 47, 336 45, 761 43,002 44,079
50, 024 43, 643 72, 546 81,994 105,173 96, 288 95,180 107, 771 89,929
342, 408 348, 792 340, 348 327,847 307,810 306, 435 305, 242 319, 464 315, 562

GLASS PBODUCTS
Glass containers:
Production
thous. of gross..
Percent of capacity
Shipments
thous. of gross..
Stocks, end of month
do
Illuminating glassware:
Shipments, total
thous. of dol_.
Residential __
do
Commercial
do
Miscellaneous
do
Plate glass, polished, production, thous. of sq. ft.
Window glass:
Production
thous. of boxes..
Percent of capacity

3,866
64.7
3,954
7,493

3,709
64.6
3,491
7,643

18, 369

551
285
153
113
12,869

1,121
69.1

641
39.5

4,891
75.5
4,471
8,061
()
(2)
(2)

4,662
72.0
4,618
8,209

3,589
55.8
3,473
8,179

3,389
55.7
3,323
8,192

4,129
61.4
3,933
8,318

532
288
133
111
12, 883

3,515
58.8
3,042
8,029
443
227
125
91
12, 691

443
217
130
97
12, 209

357
185
107
65
10,165

396
201
116
79
11,867

)
7,268

(0
8,036

9,289

6,212

10, 450

13,663

883
54.4

1,003
61.7

943
58.1

49.8

912
56.1

740
45.6

729
44.8

720
44.3

690
42.6

867
53.4

914
56.2

4,071
65.4
3,978
8,336

4,516
69.7
4,485
8,293

4,581
73.6
4,136
8,586

4,802
71.4
4,753
8, 548

4,250
68.3
4,979
7,739

()
(•)
(»)

()

()

()

()

GYPSUM AND PBODUCTS
Crude:
Imports
short tons..
Production
do
Calcined production
do
Gypsum products sold or used:
Uncajlcmed
do
Calcined:
Lath
thous. of sq. ft..
Wallboard.
do....
Keene's cement
short tons..
All building plasters
...do
For manufacturing uses
do
Tile
thous. of sq. ft..
T

247, 673
683,127
534, 415

40, 423
541,183
533, 440

291, 810
845, 524
773, 634

192, 931

139, 248

244,163

286, 391

214,151
89, 678
4,884
333, 730
36, 517
4,885

207, 418
95, 981
5,506
331, 702
26, 233
5,228

297, 267
113,721
7,781
486,494
25, 515
8,581

342, 060
102, 400
7,949
533, 790
28, 219
9,026

445, 753
995, 760
840, 245

Revised.
«Estimated.
»Discontinued by reporting source.
Discontinued by compilers; data on an index basis appear on p. 20.
•New series. For data on floor and wall tile beginning 1935, see table 31, p. 18 of the June 1939 Survey. For the new series on pneumatic casings and inner tubes see
tables 27 and 28, pp. 16-J8 of the May 1939 Survey.
fRevised series. Data for pneumatic casings and inner tubes revised for 1936, 1937, and 1938; see tables 27 and 28, pp. 16-18 of the May 1939 Survey.
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