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Table 4

Price Rises in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic

years of high priceswestnortheastsouth
1622–23 71  59    94 98 65 122  
1626 28 25 28    16 24 171 53 68 
1630 81 58 66    109 74 24 61 26 
1649–51 77 101 66 92   87 82 58 74 105 
1661–62 95 126 114 157 211  124 121 155 117 119 
1675–76 91 110 60 78 110 71 72 94 182 83 142 
1692–94 85 63 78 88 141 83 92 128 109 110 119 
1698–99 101 103  94 137 168 134 164 104 130 154 
years of high priceswestnortheastsouth
1622–23 71  59    94 98 65 122  
1626 28 25 28    16 24 171 53 68 
1630 81 58 66    109 74 24 61 26 
1649–51 77 101 66 92   87 82 58 74 105 
1661–62 95 126 114 157 211  124 121 155 117 119 
1675–76 91 110 60 78 110 71 72 94 182 83 142 
1692–94 85 63 78 88 141 83 92 128 109 110 119 
1698–99 101 103  94 137 168 134 164 104 130 154 

notes Percentage increases above the previous years were calculated as a nine-year moving average, skipping highest and lowest figures. For periods of high prices covering more than one year, the figures for the year with the most severe increase are provided. Increases of a doubling or more over the normal rate are in bold.

sources Adapted from Curtis, Jessica Dijkman, Eric Vanhaute, and Thijs Lambrecht, “Famines in the Northern and Southern Netherlands, 14th to 19th C,” in Guido Alfani and Cormac Ó Gráda (eds), Famines in Premodern Europe, 14th to 19th Centuries (New York, 2016). Prices were compiled by Jessica Dijkman.

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