Business & Finance: Commodity Prices Fall

Ever since Dec. 1, 1923, according to Bradstreet's index, prices for commodities have been falling. Starting with 146.0 on that date, the index fell to 143.8 on Jan. 1, 1924; to 143.3 on Feb. 1; and to 139.9 on March 1. The figure of 137.1 for April 1 shows that the downward movement has continued.

During March, breadstuffs fell from 120 to 116, provisions from 135 to 132, fruits from 118 to 116, hides and leather from 101 to 99, textiles from 156 to 154, metals from 126 to 118, coal and coke from 192...

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