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The grain prices in Germany 1791 to 1934.

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Statistisches Reichsamt
Publication Date
2008
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
Description
  • Abstract

    In this study, the development of the prices of grain, the staple food throughout Germany since the 17th century, is represented, starting from the end of the 18th century. This survey was carried out within the scope of a general historical examination on wholesale prices in Germany by the Reich Statistical Office (“Statistisches Reichsamt”) in cooperation with the German Institute for Economic Research (“Institut für Konjunkturforschung”). Since the records of prices for rye, wheat, barley, and oats available in the primary sources are incomplete as regards the whole length of the above-mentioned period, several values have been converted in order to make a comparison possible (conversion into German mark/Reichsmark per 1,000 kg). Furthermore, index numbers for the German grain prices have been calculated so that a continuous development becomes visible (base year: 1913 = 100). Apart from grain harvests and consumption in Germany since 1878/79, the study gives an overwiev of the foreign trade of rye, wheat, barley, and oats as well. Topics: List of Data tables within the HISTAT research and download system: A. Grain harvest, Foreign trade, and consumption in Germany: Rye, wheat, barley, and oats (1836–1934). B. Index numbers of grain prices in Germany, 1913=100 (1792–1934). C. Prices of different types of grain: Germany, other countries, and world market (rye, wheat, barley, and oats, 1000 kg in German mark and Reichsmark (1836–1934).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1791 / 1934
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
    area of the German Zollverein
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
    German customs territory
  • Markets: Königsberg, Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig, Cologne, Mannheim, Munich. Foreign markets and world market: The Netherlands, Odessa, Bremen, London, Chicago, Buenos Aires, New York.
Collection Mode
  • Sources: One part of these documents was taken from earlier publications by the Statistisches Reichsamt and the former Prussian Statistical Authorities (Preußisches Statistisches Landesamt), as well as from other authorities and non-authorities. A second part has been retrieved from official files. Grain prices: cf Jacobs, A./ Richter, H., 1935: Wholesale prices in Germany between 1792-1934 (“Wholesale Prices in Germany 1792–1934”). Journals (special edition) published by the German Institute for Economic Research, 37. Berlin: Hanseat. Verl.-Anst. Hamburg, p. 52–55.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 143
    Number of Variables: 157
Availability
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8296 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Bericht über den Handel und die Industrie von Berlin. Erstattet von den Ältesten der Kaufmannschaft von Berlin. Jg. 1878. Berlin.
  • Jahrbuch für die amtliche Statistik des preußischen Staats. Hrsg. Vom Kgl. Statist. Bureau. Jg. 2. Berlin 1867.
  • Dieterici, W.W.C., 1853: Über die Marktpreise des Getreides in Berlin seit dem Jahre 1624. In: Mitteilungen des statistischen Bureaus in Berlin. Jg. 6, S. 81.
  • Naudé, W., 1740: Acta Borussica. Getreidehandelspolitik. 2. Band, S. 504ff.
  • Meyer, E., 1884: Preisbewegung von Weizen, Roggen, Hafer, Roggenmehl, Rüböl und Spiritus an der Berliner Börse in den Jahren 1857 bis 1884. Berlin.
  • Borgius, W., 1899: Mannheim und die Entwicklung des südwestdeutschen Getreidehandels. I. Geschichte des Mannheimer Getreidehandels. (Volkswirtsch. Abhandl. d. Bad. Hochsch. II, 1), Freiburg i. Br.
  • Földes, B., 1905: Die Getreidepreise im 19. Jahrhundert. In: Jahrbücher f. Nat. u. Stat. III. F. 29. Bd. 4. Heft, S. 467.
  • Gülich, G. v., 1842: Tabellarische Übersichten zu der geschichtlichen Darstellung des Handels. (Gewerbe und Ackerbau. T.2).
  • Hamburger Warenpreisliste. Hrsg. Auf Veranlassung der Handelskammer [bis Januar 1890: Preis-Courant der Waaren in Partheyen]. Jg. 1792 bis 1913.
  • Rybark, J., 1905: Die Steigerung der Produktivität der deutschen Landwirtschaft im 19. Jahrhundert. Berlin.
  • Seuffert, G./Leopold, 1857: Statistik des Getreide- und Viktualienhandels im Königreiche Bayern mit Berücksichtigung des Auslandes. Aus amtlichen Quellen bearbeitet. München.
  • Königlich Statistisches Bureau (Hrsg.): Jahrbuch für die amtliche Statistik des preußischen Staats.. Jg. 2. Berlin 1867.
  • Statistisches Reichsamt (Hrsg.): Vierteljahrshefte zur Statistik des Deutschen Reichs. Berlin [1877 bis 1891: Monatshefte zur Statistik des Deutschen Reichs.]. Jg. 1879 bis 1935.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-29 | Issue Number: 62 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23

Statistisches Reichsamt (2008): Die Getreidepreise in Deutschland 1791 bis 1934.. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.8296