1939

729

MINES AND QUARRIES

No. 737.- - M I N E S

AND QUARRIES—SUMMARY FOR PRODUCING
NONPRODUCING ENTERPRISES: 1 9 2 9

AND

NOTE.—-Statistics are not comparable with those for earlier years shown in the 1931 and previous issues
ot the Statistical Abstract owing to the exclusion of data for the petroleum and natural-gas industries
(no data having been collected in 1929) and the inclusion of data for the sand and gravel, glass-sand,
and moulding-sand industries (data having been collected for the first time in 1929)

Number of enterprises (see source note).

Producing
enterprises

io,ooe

10,135
11,002

801
S04

7 8
7.2

12,606

Persons engaged, total
Wage earners (average for the year).
Power equipment (total horsepower)
Eleetric motors driven by purchased energy
Principal expenses,
Salaries

.

total

-

1,000 dollars..

. .

Contract work
Fuel

flo

do
do....
.do
do-—
do—tin.

Expenditures for development (included above in
"Principalexpenses")
1.000 doJJara..
Machinery and other equipment purcha Bed during the
1,000 dollars..
year (total cost)
No.

Nonproducins
enterprises

All enterprises

Number or Percent
of total
amount

883,948

6,692

.8

870,480
4,920
(S3,331
812,220

4,897
82, 633
806,418

32
698
5,803

1 3
.7

7, 584,463

7,614,843

09, 320

.9

2,780,110
4,804,347

2,743,025
4,771,818

37, 091
32, 529

1 3
.7

1,875,944

1, 881,108

14, 778

.9

1S9,023
1,099,895
17,914
297,654
49, 3B4
72,195

137,039
1,091,990
17,050
293, 508
49, HO
71,769

1,381
7,905
857
3,g8B

in

2, SB2, f)3I

2, 392, 831

218

89,6415

70,488

13,158

14.7

84, 508

2,224

2 fi

1909 to

1900 1

Proprietors and firm members
Salaried employees
—Wage earners (average for the y e a r ) . . .
Power equipment (total horsepower).
Prime movers
Electric motors driven by purchased
energy
Principal expenses (1,000 dollars):
SalariesSalaries
Wages
Contract work
Supplies and materials
Fuel
Purchased electric energy..
Value of. products (1,000 dollars)..

1929

Percent
increase or
decrease (—)

1039

Revised
All indus- (for comparativo
trios
purposes)

18,127

426

86,732

7 3 8 . — M I N E S AND QUARRIES, PRODUCING—SUMMARY:

N'umbor of enterprises
Number of mines and quarries.
Persons engaged, total

7

4.f
1 f
,,4
f

11,466
13,731

10,135
11,602

9,063
10, 277

190911119
-5,2
-24.3

19191929
-21.0
-25. 2

962, 665

363,948

841, 662

-3.0

-H.6

13,703
37,946
930,080

7,0B5
56, 615
888,355

4,807
52,633

4, S2»

800,418

48, 660
788, 367

—43.8
48,9
-4.5

-39.8
-13.9
-11.3

3,384, 769

4,900,102

7,614,843

6,970, 091

44.8

42.2

3,179,270

3,341,360

2,743,025

2, 502,132

5.1

-25.1

205, 489

1,558,752

4,771,818

4,467,059

058.6

180.6

40,093
559, 546
12,1B1

115,861
1,161,415
10,717
i 331,627

126, 008
1,060, 606
16, 596
280, 623
44, 003
00, 416

151.4
107.6
-11.8

74, 082
27,230

137,639
1,091,690
17,056
293, 568
49,140
71,769

8.8
-8.2
64.9
-15.4
-39.7
143.9

2,226,871

2,392,831

2,280,394

111. 5

190, 530
[

1,063,869

120.3

2.4

> The figures for 1909,1919, and 1929 have been adjusted to make them comparable.
Source of tablos 737 and 738: Department of Commerce, Bureau of tho Oonsus; Fifteenth Census Reports,
Minos and Quarries. (For definition ol enterprise, see p. 4 of report.)
1H8295"—40
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