Business: Profits

The Government (Department of Commerce) has been slowly surveying its past income tax returns to find out who is making money in this country by manufacturing. All told, the survey, based on 1923 income figures covers 53,795 manufacturing concerns, which in that year made a total net income of $4,271,889,449. After classifying these according to the several industries represented, the following results appeared:

No. of

Firms Products Net Income

1,168 Metal manufactures $1,427,495,889

7,678 Textiles and textile products 563,412,301

8.666 Foods, liquors, tobacco.... 506,924,386

6,664 Miscellaneous manufacturing 473,420,323

3,472 Chemicals and allied substances 419,583,646

5,250 Lumber...

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