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Wednesday, 30 November 1938


Mr Curtin n asked the Minister for Commerce, upon notice -

1.   What was the price of wheat per bushel in each State in January of each year since 1928?

2.   What was the price of flour in each State in January of each year since 1928?

3.   What was the price of bread in each capital city at the same dates?


Sir Earle Page - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows : -

1.   Export prices at Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, in January of each year, 1928 to 1938 inclusive, and at Fremantle in January, 1937 and 1938 were-

 

2.   The average price of flour in January of each year 1928 to 1936 is not available for cities other than Melbourne. Melbourne average January prices per ton of 2,000 lb. were -

 

Average prices of flour, per ton of 2,000 lb. in other capitals in January, 1937, and January, 1938, were -

 

3.   The following are the average of several quotations per 2-lb loaf of bread, cash delivered, in each of the capital cities during January in each year 1928 to 1938 inclusive.

 







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