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SPECIAL 1YEEKLY REPCET O DEPARTMENT STORE SALES—UNITED STATES S M A Y
N
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Sales i n s e l e c t e d departments

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Department
1

Percentage change from a year ago
h wks.
One week ending
ending
Jan.16 J a n . 9 Jan. 2 [Dec.26 Jan. 16

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- US

%

N T FOR PUBLICATION
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January 25, 195U

%

Monthly%fyi<^ju-s.;ted indexes
Weekly unadjusted indexes
s a l e s =: 100)
(19U7-U9 av.wkly.s ales= 100)
(19U7—U9 average
•vo
1952
1953
1953
195U
Jan. 16 Jan. 9 Jan. 2 Dec.26 b e e . [Nov. Oct. Sept., Jan. Dec. Nov. Oct.

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GRAND TOTAL SALES 1 / 2 /

- 7

+ 8

+ 2

+13

+ 5

83

95

76

151

pl86

123

112

100

Qh

190

121

116

101

F u r n i t u r e & bedding

-lk

+ 7

- h

2

- it

112

128

81

50

p!05

121

132

112

120

112

122

133

117

Domestic f l . cov'gs

-18

+ 2

-15

-11

-11

85

8!t

5i;

38

p 82

109

122

93

88

91

113

122

98

0

423

+ 2

- 5

+ 3

68

73

hi

h2

P 57

65

75

70

6h

66

68

81

78

Radio,phonograph, TV

-21

+ k

+ 2

+lii

- 1

112

121

93

188

p228

157

1U1

119

115

2hh

160

166

137

T o t a l of k d e p t s . 1 /

-15

+ 7

- 5

+ 1

- It

96

rlOit

67

63

pl05

110

118

99

99

lilt

112

123

107

ALL OTHER SALES

- 6

+ 8

+ 3

+lii

+ 6

81

9h

77

162

P197

125

111

100

83

199

122

115

100

Major appliances

1/ Monthly indexes f o r t h i s category are not r e l e a s e d p u b l i c l y ; t h e y are shown here s o l e l y t o permit comparisons with departmental changes.
2/ Figures are based on the abbreviated sample described i n note below and are presented here s o l e l y t o permit comparisons with departmental
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changes. For weekly movements of t o t a l department s t o r e s a l e s , r e f e r to the r e g u l a r weekly s a l e s r e p o r t H.8 (based on about 550 s t o r e s ) .
J J o t e : — T o t a l n a t i o n a l saple i s comprised of some 115 s t o r e s ( v a r i e s s l i g h t l y among departments) of the approximately 350 s t o r e s r e g u l a r l y
r e p o r t i n g monthly departmental f i g u r e s .




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SPECIAL WEEKLY REPORT O DEPARTMENT STORE SALES—SUMMARY BY DISTRICTS
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Sales i n Selected Departments
Page 2
(Percentage change from corresponding period a year ago)
Major household appliances
Domestic f l o o r coverings
Furniture and bedding
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4
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It weeks
One week ending
One week ending
One week ending
ending
ending
ending
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-20
-22
-21*
+20
+17
+16
+17
- 9
- 9
+25
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+ 7
- 9
+ 2
+1*6
-12
-26
-18
-28
+ 8
- 2
+26
-21
-13
-52
- 9
- 7
- 9

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-18
-10
-11

-30
+35
-17
+73

-25
-37
-15
+58

-11

+ 7
- 1
-13

-30
- 7
-12
+29

-35
-17
+ 2
- 9

-30
+78
- 3
0

-26
-31
- 1
- 2

+ 2
-11

- 5
+23

-26
- 2
- 1
+ 1

- 2
+63
+ 9
-21

- 3
+206
+22
+18

+1*1*
-57
-10
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-20

- 2
- 6

+ 2
+1*5
+ 6
- 7

+1*6
-18
+ 1
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+38
+70
-15
+35
+12
-16
— 2
- 2
-67
+ 5
+ 5
-17
-10
+20
+16
+13
-10
+19
+28
-18
- 1
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+28
-12
-23
-13
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+37
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-22
-12
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+30
-21
-36
+ 5
-39
- 5
- 3
-53
+16
-20
+2J
+26
-18
+ 5
- 8
- 6
+10
— 6
-22
- 1
*
-32
+37
-13
Grand T o t a l — e n t i r e storejV
Total of it departments
Radi o s , p h o n o g r a p h s , t e l e v i s i o n , e t c .
it weeks
It weeks
IPweeks
One week ending
One week ending
One week ending
ending
ending
ending
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+16
-20
+30
+18
+13
+17
-16
+10
+10
-13
-17
- k
+ 8
+ 8
+10
+ 1
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+10
+ 1
*
+ 2
- 6
-11
- 3
+6
+ 1
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-12
+9
-33
+ 2
+10
+ 2
+ 9
0
+16
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-ItO
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- 1
+15
- 6
+32
- 7
- 7
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+28
+ 9
+76

+ 6
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+33
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+16
+13

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+69
+19
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+ 7

- 3
- 3
- 2

- 1
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- 8

+ 6
+18

+3
-19
-18

- 3

-36
-12

-23
+75
- 5
+50

-12
-1*3
- 9
+23

+ 6

- 6

+12

+ 2

- 1
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- 5
-1*5
-13

+11

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- 3
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+ 3
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+18

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+ 9

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-11

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— 3

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+16

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+ 9
+ 9

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+ 1
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+ 9

+17
+15
+11
+ 7

+ 2

+ 9

+ 8
+11
+ 6
+ 3

+ 3
+11
+ 7
- 6

+13
+ 7
+12
+ 8

-20

+3

+ 2
-18

- 5

+5
-13

- 5

2

6
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6
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8

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