The Farmer's Last Frontier: Agriculture, 1860-1897

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Appendix

ACREAGE, PRODUCTION, VALUE, PRICES, AND EXPORTS OF COTTON IN THE UNITED STATES, 1866 TO 1898, INCLUSIVE
Year Area Average
yield
of an
acre
Production Average
farm price
of a
pound,
Dec. 1
Value Domestic
exports,
fiscal years
beginning
July 1
(Acres) (Bales) (Bales) (Cents) (Dollars) (Bales of
500 pounds
)
1866 6,300,000a .33 2,097,254 204,561,896 1,322,947
1867 7,000,000 .36 2,519,554 199,583,510 1,569,527
1868 7,000,000 .34 2,366,467 226,794,168 1,288,655
1869 7,750,000 .40 3,122,551 16.5 261,067,037 1,917,117
1870 8,680,000 .50 4,352,317 12.1 292,703,086 2,925,856
1871 7,378,000 .40 2,974,351 17.9 242,672,804 1,867,074
1872 8,500,000 .46 3,930,508 16.5 280,552,629 2,400,127
1873 9,350,000 .45 4,170,388 14.1 289,853,486 2,717,204
1874 10,982,000 .35 3,832,991 13.0 228,113,080 2,520,837
1875 10,803,030 .43 4,632,313 11.1 233,109,945 2,982,801
1876 11,677,250 .38 4,474,069 9.9 211,655,041 2,890,738
1877 12,600,000 .38 4,773,865 10.5 235,721,194 3,215,067
1878 12,266,800 .41 5,074,155 8.2 193,467,706 3,256,745
1879 12,595,500 .46 5,761,252 10.2 242,140,987 3,644,122
1880 15,475,300 .43 6,605,750 9.8 280,266,242 4,381,857
1881 16,710,730 .33 5,456,048 10.0 294,135,547 3,479,951
1882 16,791,557 .41 6,949,756 9.9 309,696,500 4,576,150
1883 16,777,993 .34 5,713,200 9.0 250,594,750 3,725,145
1884 17,439,612 .33 5,706,165 9.2 253,993,385 3,783,318
1885 18,300,865 .36 6,575,691 8.5 269,989,812 4,116,074
1886 18,454,603 .35 6,505,087 8.1 309,381,938 4,338,914
1887 18,641,067 .38 7,046,833 8.5 337,972,453 4,528,241
1888 19,058,591 .36 6,938,290 8.5 354,454,340 4,769,633
1889 20,171,896 .36 7,311,322 8.3 402,951,814 4,943,599
1890 20,809,053 .42 8,652,597 8.6 369,568,858 5,814,717
1891 20,714,937 .44 9,035,379 7.3 326,513,298 5,870,439
1892 18,067,924 .37 6,700,365 8.4 262,252,286 4,424,230
1893 19,525,000 .39 7,549,817 7.0 274,479,637 5,366,564
1894 23,687,950 .42 9,901,251 4.6 287,120,818 7,034,866
1895 20,184,808 .36 7,161,094 7.6 260,338,096 4,670,452
1896 23,273,209 .37 8,532,705 6.6 291,811,564 6,207,509
1897 24,319,584 .45 10,897,857 6.6 319,491,412 7,700,528
1898 24,967,295 .45 11,189,205 5.7 305,467,041 7,546,820
a estimated.
Source: Agricultural Yearbook, 1899, pp. 764-765. These figures do not correspond at all
points with those in the Statistical Abstract of the United States for 1909, p. 587, but either set
is adequate for illustration of trends.

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