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Grain prices in Berlin 1624 to 1934.

Resource Type
  • Statistisches Reichsamt
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    This study shows the development of the price of cereals, the principal food since the 17th century, using the example of Berlin. The research was carried out by the Reich Statistical Office (Statistisches Reichsamt) and the Institut für Konjunkturforschung (German Institute for Economic Research) within the scope of a general historical study project focusing on German wholesale prices. Due to a lack of primary-source price lists for rye, wheat, barley, and oats for the whole period of examination, the respective currencies have been converted into German mark/Reichsmark per 1,000 kg in order to make a thorough comparison possible. Topics: List of Data tables within the HISTAT research and download system: 1. Grain prices in German mark/Reichsmark (per 1,000 kg) for rye, wheat, barley, and oat in Berlin (1624-1934).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1624 / 1934
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
Collection Mode
  • Sources: In part, the related documents have been taken from earlier publications by the Reich Statistical Office (Statistisches Reichsamt) and the former Statistical Authorities of Prussia (Preußisches Statistisches Landesamt), as well as from publications of other governmental or non-governmental institutions, or official files and documents.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 310
    Number of Variables: 8
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8297 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 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.
  • Statistisches Reichsamt (Hrsg.): Statistisches Jahrbuch für das Deutsche Reich. Jg. 1929ff.
  • Vierteljahrshefte zur Statistik des Deutschen Reichs. Berlin [1877 bis 1891: Monatshefte zur Statistik des Deutschen Reichs.]. Jg. 1879 bis 1935.
  • Zeitschrift des Preußischen Statistischen Landesamts. Jg. 1861 bis 1909. Berlin.

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

Statistisches Reichsamt (2008): Die Getreidepreise in Berlin 1624 bis 1934.. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.