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MARCH, 1922. FEDERAL RESERVE BULLETIN. 321 INDEX NUMBERS OF WHOLESALE PRICES IN GREAT BRITAIN—CONSTRUCTED BY THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD FOR THE PURPOSE OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON.* [Average prices in 1913=100.1 Dale. Goods produced. 1919, average.. 1920, average.. 1921, average.. Goods Goods imported.! exported Raw materials. Produc- ! Consum- ers' j ers' goods. ; goods. January J ul y. . : August September.. October November.. December.. 1921. 238 I 315 ! 207 i 25
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  MARCH,  1922. FEDERAL  RESERVE BULLETIN. 321 INDEX NUMBERS OF WHOLESALE PRICES IN GREAT BRITAIN—CONSTRUCTED BY THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD FORTHE PURPOSE OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON.* [Average prices in 1913=100.1Dale.Goodsproduced. 1919,  average.. 1920,  average.. 1921,  average..Goods Goodsimported. exportedRawmaterials.Produc-   Consum- ers j ers'goods. ; goods.JanuaryJuly..:AugustSeptember..OctoberNovember..December.. 1921.238  I 315 207  i 252  I 204 ;202 199 '192 '182  i 176 January. 1922.247 294  I 171  i 207;164   165  i 170163  i 154 :152 149 27543818324(>17416817117516415S 158 226291  ' 197233192193195187177173 171 26 L 355 i  8   241292219 All  com- modities. 241314201 231 165   161 1 1.651661.53M7261222223212200191186 Con-verted togold basis. 221242159244 196195194187177172188146146148149144147147 i L70  i 1  The British index number is the second of the series of wholesale price indexes to be completed by the Federal Reserve Board for the purposeof international comparisons. It was published for the first time in the  FEDERAL RESERVE BULLETIN  for February,  1922,  but is also computed forthe years 1913,1919,1920, and  1921.  'Detailed information regarding the make-up of the number may be found in the  FEDERAL RESERVE BULLETIN  for February,  1922.  pages 147-153.The entire list of commodities included in the different groups is furnished there with exact specifications and markets indicated. The weights assigned to the different commodities in constructing the index numbers are also given in detail.The commodities which form the basis for the index number are for the most part the same as those used in the Federal Reserve Board indexof American prices.The index of goods produced consists of  55  quotations (16 raw materials, 26 producers' and  13  consumers' goods). These include agriculturalproducts (grains, live stock, wool, and hides), pig iron, coal and coke among the raw materials; cotton yarns, woolen yarns and wool tops, semi-finished iron and steel products, building materials, chemicals, leather, etc., among the producers' goods: cotton cloth, boots and shoes, foodproducts, and tobacco among the consumers' goods.The index of goods imported consists of  43  quotations (23 raw materials, 9 producers 7  and 11 consumers' goods). These include Americanand Australian wheat, American tobacco, American and Egyptian cotton, Australian wool. Straits tin. American copper, Swedish lumber, etc.. . .^  * v._ IT*  . T  a: r._-i«_  ã _J  ^  -r-fc „   Ii ...  i _ ._  J. ._  i ã  a. T *_ã ,  i i  , X7 .*  .  .*,. into these classes, whether they are of domes ic or foreign srcin. The raw materials group includes 39 quotations, the producers' goods  35,  and theconsumers' goods 21.The all commodities index is obtained by combining the group indexes of domestic and foreign goods.  11  consists of  98  diffcreii  t quotations.As a general rule quotations have been obtained from trade journals which have well organized price collecting services, or from individualfirms. The American consul in London supervises the collection of the prices each month and cables them to the United States about the 7th ofthe following month. The index number is constructed here and is ordinarily ready for publication by the 1.0th to 15th of each month. 5 45 4 35 3 25 2 INDEX  NUMBERS OF WHOLESALE PRICES IN ENGLAND 192 1922 CONSTRUCTED BY THE FEDER L RESERVE BO RD FOR THE PURPOSE OF INTERN TION L COMP RISON AVERAGE PRICE LEVEL OF 1913 = 100 100 *\\\ã.   \ \  \   ã\ — --ALL  COMMODITIES ãã.....*^\V\\s N\  ** \ 500450400350 300M.A.M.J.  J.  A. S.O.N.D.  J. F. M. A. M. J. J.  A.S-0.  N. D. J. F.  MA. M.J.  J.  A. S. 1920 1921 1922 M. A. M.  J J A. S. 0.  N.  D.  J F.  M. A.  M.  J J A. S. 0- N. D.  J F.  M.  A.M.  J J A. S. 1920 1921 1922 150 100 8 92371—22- March 1922  576 FEDERAL RESERVE BULLETIN. MAT,  1922. 5004-50A 00350300250200150 INDEX NUMBERS OF WHOLESALE PRICES IN THE UNITED STATES 192 1922 CONSTRUCTED BY THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD FOR THE PURPOSE OF INTERNATIONAL AVERAGE PRiCE LEVEL OF 1913 = 100 100 A. -ALL COMMODITIES GOODS IMPORTEDãGOODS EXPORTED»ã*ã'..-RAW MATERIALS PRODUCERS GOODSãCONSUMERS GOODS 4-00350250M. A. M.  J. J.  A.  S.  C.  N.  D.  J.  F.  M. A.  M. J. J.  A.  3. 0. N.  D- J.  F  M. A. M.  J. J.  A.  S. 1320  1921 1922 M. A. M.  J. J.  A. S. 0.  K.  D. J.  F. M. A. M.  J. J.  A. S. 0,  N. D. J. F.  i 1920  1921 I.  A M J J. A.S. 1922 80 INDEX NUMBERS OF WHOLESALE PRICES  N  GREAT BRITAIN—CONSTRUCTED BY THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD FORTHE PURPOSE OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS. [Average prices in  9 3==  100.1 Date. 1919,  average.. 1920,  average.. 1921,  average..MarchJulyAugustSeptember..OctoberNovember..December.. 1921. January..February  . March 1922. Goodsproduced. 23831520721920420219919218217G174171172 Goodsimported. 2-17 294171182164165170163154152149148147 Goodsexported. 27543S183189174168171175164158158151153 Raw  ã materials.226   291197 202  ã 192  ; 193195 187 ; 177173171 168  . 170   Produc- ers goods. 2613551781981051611651661531471471U143 Consum- ers goods. 241292219231222223 21.2 200191186181181183 All  com-modities. 241314201213196195194187177172170167168 Con- verted  to gold  basis. 221 2+2 159172146146148149144147148150151 1  The British index number is the second of the series of wholesale price indexes to be completed by the Federal Reserve Board for the purposeof international comparisons.  It  was published for the first time in the  FEDERAL RESERVE BULLETIN  for February,  1922,  but is also coinpuied forthe years 1913,1.919.1920, and  1921.  ' Detailed information regarding the make-up of the number may be found in the  FEDERAL RESERVE BULLETIN  for February 1922 pages 147-153The entire list of commodities included in the different groups is furnished there with exact specifications and markets indicated The''weights assigned to the different commodities in constructing the index numbers are also given in detail.  ' The commodities which form the basis for the index number are for the most part the same as those used in the Federal Reserve Board indexof American, prices.The index of goods produced consists of  55  quotations (16 raw materials,  26  producers' and  13  consumers' goods). Those include agriculturalproducts (grains, live stock, wool, and hides), pig iron, coal and coke among the raw materials; cotton yarns, woolen varns and wool tops Vemi-fmishcd iron arid steel products, building materials, chemicals, leather, etc., among the producers' goods; cotton cloth, boots and shoes foodproducts, and tobacco among the consumers' goods.  . ' ' The index of goods imported consists of  43  quotations (23 raw materials, 9 producers' and 11 consumers' goods). Those include Americanand Australian wheat, American tobacco, American and Egyptian cotton, Australian wool, Straits tin, American copper, Swedish lumber, etc. May 1922  706 FEDERAL RESERVE BULLETIN. JUNE,  1922. INDEX NUMBERS  OF  WHOLESALE PRICES  IN  GREAT BRITAIN—CONSTRUCTED  Y  THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD  FOR THE PURPOSE  OF  INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS. [Average prices  in  1913=100.] Date. Goods  j  Goods Goodsproduced, imported, exported 1919,  average.. 1920,  average.. 1921,  average..AprilMayJulyAugustSeptember..OctoberNovember..December.. 1921. January...February  . MarchAprilMay 1922.238315207211209204202199192182176174171172171174247294171180167104165170163154152149148147148153275438183185182174168171175164158158151153152]55 Rawmaterials. 226291197 20.1. 198192193195187177173171168170167 Produc- ers' goods. 261355178184179165161165166153147147144142143 Consum- ers' goods. 241292219225216222223212200191186181181183183 All com-modities. 241314201206201196195194187177172170167168167 Con-verted togold basis. 221242159166164146146148149144147148150151151169 146  j 191171156 i The British index number is the second of the series of wholesale price indexes to be completed by the Federal Reserve Board  for  the purposeiternational comparisons.  It  was published  for  the first time  in  the  FEDERAL RESERVE BULLETIN  for  F f inteithe years 1913,1919. 1920,  and  1921.r February,  1922,  but  is  also computed  for Detailed information regarding the make-up of the number may be found in the  FEDERAL RESERVE BULLETIN  for February,  1922,  pages 147-153.The entire list of commodities included in the different groups is furnished there with exact specifications and markets indicated. The weights assigned  to  the different commodities  in  constructing the index numbers are also given  in  detail.The commodities which form the basis  for  the index number are  for  the most part the same  as  those used in the Federal Reserve Board indexof American prices.The index of. goods produced consists of  55  quotations (16 raw materials,  25  producers' and  13  consumers' goods) . These include agriculturalproducts (grains, live stock, wool,  and  hides), pig iron, coal and coke among the raw materials; cotton yarns, woolen yarns and wool tops, semi-finished iron and steel products, building materials, chemicals, leather,  etc. among  the  producers' goods; cotton cloth, boots  and  shoes, foodproducts, and tobacco among  the  consumers' goods.The index  of  goods imported consists  of  43  quotations (23 raw materials, 9 producers'  and  11 consumers' goods). These include Americanand Australian wheat, American tobacco, American  and  Egyptian cotton, Australian wool, Straits tin, American copper, Swedish lumber, etc.,among raw materials; West Indian sugar, India jute, Para and plantation rubber, American petroleum products, etc., among the producers' goods;and Argentine  beef American pork products, coffee, tea, kerosene, etc., among the consumers' goods.The index  of  goods exported  or  reexported includes cotton, wool, coal, pig iron, etc., among raw materials; cotton  and  woolen yarns, ironand steel products, rubber, etc., among the producers' goods; and cotton cloth, boots and shoes, coffee, tea, and tobacco among the consumers' goods.The index numbers  of  raw materials, producers' goods, and consumers' goods consist  of  the commodities mentioned above which fallinto these classes, whether they are of domestic or foreign srcin. The raw materials group includes  39  quotations, the producers' goods  35,  and  the consumers' goods 24.The all coir»mcd ; lics index is obtained by combining the group indexes of domestic and foreign goods.  It  consists of  98  different quotations. 500450400 350300250200 150 100 INDEX NUMBERS  OF  WHOLESALE PRICES  IN  ENGLAND1920 1922 CONSTRUCTED  BY THE  FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD FOR THE PURPOSE  OF  INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON AVERAGE PRICE LEVEL OF 1913=100 80 ^x M  SC LE \\\ã UL  COMMODITIESGOODS EXPORTED   \ \ k \ y\  % CONSUMERS GOODS \^ 500450400350 300250200150 100 M A M J J. A.  S O N D. J.  F. M.  A.M. J. J. A.S.  0 N.D. J.  F. M.  A.  M. J.  J. A. S.  M. A.  M. J. J. A. S. 0.  N.  D.  J F.  M.  A.  M.  J. J. A. S.  O. N. D.  J.  F.  M. A.M.  J.  J. A.  S. 1920  1921 1922 1920 1921 1922 80 June 1922  834 FEDERAL, RESERVE BULLETIN. JULY,  1922. INDEX NUMBERS  OF  WHOLESALE PRICES  IN  GREAT BRITAIN—CONSTRUCTED  Y THE  FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD  FORTHE  PURPOSE  OF  INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS. [Average prices  in  1913=100.]Year  and  month. 1919,  average 1920,  average 1921,  average 1921. May JulyAugust   September   October   November   December 1922. January   FebruaryMarchApril May JunoGoodsproduced. 238315207209204202199192182176174171172171174172 Goodsimported. 247294171167164165170163154152149148147148153154 Goodsexported. 275438183182174168171175164158158151153152155158Rawmaterials.226291197 198192193195187177173171168170  j 167  I 169 167  | Produc-ers'goods.261355178179165161165166153147147144142143146147  i Consum- ers' goods.   241292219216222223212200191186181181183183191186 All com-modities.Con- verted  to gold  basis.241314201 201196195194187177172170167168167171169221242159164146146148149144147148150151151156154 1  The British index number  is  the second  of  the  series  of  wholes le price indexes  to be completed by the Federal Reserve Board for the purposeof international comparisons. It was published for the first time in the  FEDERAL RESERVE BULLETIN  for February,  1922,  but is also computed forthe years 1913,1919 r  1920,  and  1921. Detailed information regarding the make-up  of the  number may be found in the  FEDERAL RESERVE BULLETIN  for February,  1922,  pages  147-153. The entire list of commodities includeclin the different groups is furnished there with exact specifications and markets indicated. The weights assigned to the different commodities in constructing the index numbers are also given in detail.The commodities which form the basis for the index number are for the most part the same as those used in the Federal Reserve Board indexof American  prices.  . The index of goods  produced consists of  55  quotations  (16  raw materials,  26  producers' and  13  consumers' goods). These include agriculturalproducts (grains, live stock, wool, and hides), pig iron, coal and coke among the raw materials; cotton yarns, woolen yarns and wool tops, semi-finished iron and steel products, building materials, chemicals, leather, etc., among the producers' goods; cotton cloth, boots and shoes, foodproducts, and tobacco among the consumers' goods.The index of goods imported consists of  43  quotations  (23  raw materials,  9  producers' and  11  consumers' goods). These include Americanand Australian wheat, American tobacco, American and Egyptian cotton, Australian wool, Straits tin, American copper, Swedish lumber, etc.,among raw materials; West Indian sugar, India  jute,  Para and plantation rubber, American petroleum products, etc., among the producers' goods;and Argentine  beef American pork products, coffee, tea, kerosene, etc., among the consumers' goods.The index of goods exported or reexported includes cotton, wool, coal, pig iron, etc., among raw materials; cotton and woolen yarns, ironand steel products, rubber,  etc.,  mong  the producers'  goods;  and cotton cloth,  boots  and  shoes,  coffee, tea, and tobacco among the consumers' goods.The index numbers of raw materials, producers'  goods, and consumers' goods consist of the commodities mentioned above which fallinto these classes, whether they are of domestic or foreign srcin. The raw materials group includes  39  quotations, the producers'  goods  35,  and theconsumers' goods 24. ã*ãã - *  - ã ->   -^  J»V>  i^.iL,ri.vuJLi v\;ii.. U LJJ  14VMJVLLJLJ OUpi^LY1OU1I-LAWVV/ll^V11VJ.L \J  lrJLV |;ilUV>OV<C/±J IMUJltUClJLVL K/CLkJXKJO UAJVLJJL \j\J L11OVvLX»VVLJOLC>>v7O OKJ tli V the following month. The index number is constructed here and is ordinarily ready for publication by the 10th or 15th of each month. 500450400350300250200150 100 80 INDEX NUMBERS OF WHOLESALE PRICES IN ENGLAND1920-1922 CONSTRUCTED  BY THE  FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD FOR THE PURPOSE  OF  INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONAVERAGE PRICE LEVEL  OF  1913 = 1OO  o o 1 \\ \\\ x^:* ALL COMMODITIESGOODS EXPORTED».ã  s ã # m\\  ãããããã RAW MATERIALS ...... ã\ 500450400350300250200 150. 100 M. A. M.  J J A.  S.  O. N. D.  J F.  M. A. M. U.  J A. S.  0.  N. D.  J F.  M. A. M.  J J A.  S.  M. A. M.  J J A. S. O. H.  D.  J F.  M. A. M.  J J A.  S.  O. N.  D.  J F.  M. A. M.  J J A.  S. 1920  1921 1922 1920 1921 1922 80 July 1922
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