January 1924

49
SHIP CONSTRUCTION.1
Merchant vessels building or under contract at end of m o n t h (gross tons).

Total vessels, including nonseagoing, completed during m o n t h (gross tons).
MONTH.

1915
January
February
March
April

1916

1917

191S

1919

1920

1921

1922

1933

1920

1921

1922

1923

* 12,258
8,629
24,533
26,124

26,405
32,562
35,494
25,825

73,595
37,004
59,111
79,045

64,795
117,601
147,145
163,050

264,346
271,430
295,005
375,005

253,680
267,233
279,709
251,442

216,280
121,404
151,864
120,762

52,764
38,359
6,203
34,308

14,292 I
21,392 !
24,978 !
3S,972

791,911
977,903
947,193 I 901,229
1,252,096
734,904
1,391,341 I 645,224

222,599
197,011
211,918
220,727

302,047
280,278
2f<0,911
210,715

May
June
July
August

19,494
16,767
16,565
16,513

61,881
51,843
30,731
52,765

91,227
152,001
89,152
86,042

194,464
201,425
229,931
295,849

395,403
422,889
397,628
455,338

185,145
267,076
217,239
259,210

132,022
173,885
90,636
90,205

21,419
16,959
36,717
11,511

15,518
54,1G1
9,960 .
25,217 1

1,360,013 !
1,306,95G
1,335,721
1,236,547

5S1,631
519,564
513,604
439,735

209,000
220,524
218,999
249,394

150,433
172,301
164,236
140,929

September
October
November
December

14,301
17,368
33,164
20,307

38,423
70,232
90,036
37,886

76,585
90,685
77,2SO
122,581

308,470
357,532
357,660
283,359

378,80S
357,519
347,051
294,064

261,962
227,162
213,966
176,903

105,352
50,265
71,995
58,552

15,8S1
33,815
27,720
43,294

20,906 [j
18,350 !
6,576

1,236,277 :
1,206,486 ,
1,123,940
1,067,293

365, GS6
319,426
290,944
2G0,599

255,431
258,373
257,328
251,85S

100,351
104,076
161,556

18,836

46,225

86,192

226,773

354,845

238,394

115,569

28,246

1,188,034

546,371

231,127

Average

Seagoing steel vessels completed during m o n t h (gross tons).
1914

1916

1915

January..
February.
March....
April

1917

191S

1919

1920

1921

1922

1923

8,975
None.
17,656
11,622

21,113
27,358
19,448
10,248

52,052
18,779
38,553
44,653

53,748
94,242
115,040
130,637

174,799
206,106
199,743
316,177

231,221
230,967
259,552
225,395

196,482
108,179
140,374
111,162

42,447
28,611
398
25,829

4,797
16,224

7,880
15,527

May
June
July
August.,

7,241
18,960

11,081
4,772
9,393
None.

37,391
29,124
9,826
22,479

36,086
97,908
59,891
46,716

157,598
163,034
146,981
191,102

351,368
329,981
330,094
400,528

151,780
231,686
185,731
224,310

115,312
144,525
80,169
73,995

8,625
8,434
6,853
3,538

1,034
25,815

September.
October
November.
December..

5,426
13,839
6,975
8,753

5,266
9,508
22,604
13,696

25,552
37,770
66,429
18,385

35,073
44,420
50,660
85,917

177,765
225,203
227,293
175,675

331,934
316,187
313,843
267,433

228,015
191,501
187,499
155,025

99,264
38,121
63,753
54,548

1,049
25,626
3,6R9
3,785

8,562

10,199

9,54S

27,094

50,895

155,110

294,849

208,557

102,157

13,239

Average

93
8,006
8,778
923

Compiled by the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Navigation. The total includes„ all ships built in the United States, officially numbered by the Bvnau of
Navigation. Merchant ship construction represents total production of private American yards exclusive of Government vessels. Gross ton represents in units of 100
cubic feet the entire cubical capacity of the vessel, including crew and engine space.

ZINC RETORTS AND CHAIN STORES.
CHAJK-STORE SALES.*

ZINC*
Retorts in operation, end of
month.

Candy (4 chains).

Groceries (32 chains).

MONTH.

1930

1921

1923

1923

1919

Number.

1930

1921

1932

1923

Thousands of dollars.

1919

1920

1921

1923

1922

,Stores.

Thousands of dollars.

Stores.

105,827
107,733
108,841
110,669

44,781
37,782
35,297
39,673

44,457
43,357
45,373
42,773

84,131
86,931
89,054
89,203

30,805
29,903
33,232
32,432

45,862
44,385
50,802
53,610

44,226
42,090
45,867
42,970

47,758
45,356
51,877
48,572

57,218
55,425
65,792
58,098

15,280
15,473
15,778
16,064

716
743
772
900

1,031
1,038
1,229
1,258

1,152
1,124
1,499
1,282

,103
,140
,272
,430

1,251
1,257
1,777
1,506

104
118

May
June
July
August

99,733
96,094
89,141
78,031

40,043
35,789
30,349
29,576

48,765
52,677
54,909
57,193

86,731
84,455
82,075
75,325

33,437
31,505
35,127
34,445

52,759
51,992
55,329
49,653

42,006
41,445
40,563
42,583

48,346
47,815
47,376
48,681

62,513
58,524
57,664
59,616

16,457
16,717
17,325
17,525

821
772
860
954

1,236
1,192
1,324
1,322

1,278
1,300
1,349
1,377

,349
,297
,335
,418

1,610
1,670
1,671
1,700

129
134
135
135

September...
October
November.
December...!

82,217
76,150
63,779
58,629

29,429
27,949
46,444
42,369

65,936
72,116
75,664
80,863

81,849
84,559
84,906

34,789
40,985
39,082
41,767

49,961
50,640
48,931
48,551

42,333
47,847
47,034
51,445

49,291
51,988
56,229
57,654

59,240
66,098
65,189

17,731
18,119
18,322

955
1,042
1,071
1,778

1,332
1,432
1,294
2,010

1,324
1,341
1,224
1,931

,456
1426
1,373
2,090

1,

136
120
119

Average

89,737

36,623

57,007

34,793

50,206

44,201

50,079

949

l,30S

1,34S

1,391

January
.
February.!!"
March
April

1

Compiled by the American Zinc Institute.
'Compiled by the Federal Reserve Board, Division of Research and Statistics, from the direct reports of the individual chains.

Digitized for FRASER
http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

1,758
1,652

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