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Quantitative Economic History of Coal Mining in the Ruhr Area in the 19th Century

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Holtfrerich, Carl-Ludwig
Publication Date
2005
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
Description
  • Abstract

    Firstly Holtfrerich presents the Rostov Concept of the leading sector, before he sketches the development of mining in the Ruhr area by means of theoretical approaches concerning theories on production, price, and investment. In doing so, the author attempts to quantify the connections between the development of coal mining in the Ruhr district and other important sectors by means of an input-output scheme. Thereafter he examines how far the development of mining in the Ruhr area in the 19th century in its major phase of growth complies with the Rostov criteria for the leading sector. Finally Holtfrerich verifies the assumption that mining in the Ruhr district has been a leading sector of the German industrialisation. Chart register Chart 01: Coal mining in the OBAB Dortmund, the Saar area, and the Kingdom of Prussia (1816-1913) Chart 02: Annual average price of coal in the OBAB Dortmund, nominal and real development (1816-1813) Chart 03: Number of operating coal mines in the OBAB Dortmund, and average production of each mine (1816-1892) Chart 04: Proportion of the five and ten greatest mines as to the total coal production of the mines in the OBAB Dortmund; in percent (1852-1890) Chart 05: Contributions of coal mines in the OBAB Dortmund in 1,000 marks (1850-1895) Chart 06: Tax burden for coal mining in the Lower Rhine region and in Westphalia (1880-1903) Chart 07: Burden of the coal mines in the OBAB Dortmund; coal mine contributions (“Bergwerksabgaben”) and taxes in percent of coal sales value (1816-1913) Chart 08: Annually licenced basic capital of the “Montan-Aktiengesellschaften” (coal, iron and steel corporations) founded in the Ruhr (1840-1870) Chart 10: Average number of workers per year (including mine officials) in the field of coal mining in the OBAB Dortmund (1816-1913) Chart 11: Average annual net payroll and annual net basic wages of the miners in the OBAB Dortmund (1850-1913) Chart 12: Wages in coal mining within the OBAB Dortmund (1850-1903) Chart 13: Working hours in coal mining within the OBAB Dortmund (1852-1892) Chart 14: Labour productivity in coal mining in the OBAB Dortmund (1816-1913) Chart 15: Development of capital investment: disposable steam machines (combined engine power in HP) of coal mines within the OBAB Dortmund (1851-1892) Chart 16: Development of investment: annual increase of steam machine power (in HP) (1852-1892) Chart 18: Development of capital productivity and capital intensity (1851-1892) Chart 19: Data on net value added and capital income in the field of coal mining in the OBAB Dortmund (1850-1903) Chart 20: Capital income/dividends and profits per produced ton of coal for coal mining in the Ruhr area (1850-1892) Chart 21: Proportion of the total coal produced in the Lower Rhine/Westphalian bassin, which was coked by the colliery itself, or – from 1882 on – formed into briquettes(1861-1892) Chart 22: Percentage of propulsion power in HP applied in coal mining within the OBAB Dortmund (1875-1895) Chart 23: Own consumption of coal of mines within the OBAB Dortmund (1852-1892) Chart 24: Development of the profit indicator for coal mining in the Ruhr district (1851-1892) Chart 25: Expansion of the German railway system (1835-1892) Chart 26: Figures on the development of Prussian railways (1844-1882) Chart 27: Development of average revenues for the transport of coal on various railways (1861-1877) Chart 28: Development of the proportion of means of transport with regard to the transport of coal from the Ruhr area (1851-1889) Chart 29: Division of domestic sales of the “Rheinisch-Westfälisches Kohlensyndikat” (Coal Syndicate of the Rhineland and Westphalia) per consumption groups in percent (1902-1906) Chart 30: Wroughtiron production and steel production from coal in the OBAB Dortmund and in the OBAB Bonn (part on the right bank of the Rhine) (1852-1882) Chart 31: Crude iron production in the Ruhr area, OBAB Dortmund (1837-1900) Chart 32: Price development for crude iron, bar iron and cast steel in the Ruhr district (1850-1892) Chart 33: Bar iron production in the OBAB Dortmund and in the OBAB Bonn by means of the charcoal hearth process and the “Puddelverfahren”, a method to produce steel from crude iron (1835-1870) Chart 34: The importance of the economic sectors according to their respective employment figures (1852-1875).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1816 / 1913
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
    North Rhine-Westphalia
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
    North Rhine-Westphalia
Collection Mode
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    Number of Units: 98
    Number of Variables: 103
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8207 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Holtfrerich, Carl-Ludwig: Quantitative Wirtschaftsgeschichte des Ruhrkohlenbergbaus im 19. Jahrhundert. Eine Führungssektoranalyse. In: Untersuchungen zur Wirtschafts-, Sozial- und Technikgeschichte, Band 1. Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftsgeschichte e. V. Dortmund: Ardey, 1973.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-29 | Issue Number: 73 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23

Holtfrerich, Carl-Ludwig (2005): Quantitative Wirtschaftsgeschichte des Ruhrkohlenbergbaus im 19. Jahrhundert. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.8207