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FOR ..IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 1964
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Ba$sed on retail dollar amounts)
„ / Week ending
10 mosV
Dec<28 -•'iDec. 211 Dec. 141 Dec. ' 1963
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Federal Reserve District
Area, and City
UNITED STATES
Boston District
Metropolitan Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Quincy
Lowell
New York District
Metropolitan Areas
Buffalo
New York-N.E. New Jersey
Newark
New York
Rochester
Syracuse
Philadelphia District
Metropolitan Areas
Wilmington
Trenton
Lancaster
Philadelphia
Reading
Scranton
Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton
Cleveland District
Metropolitan Areas
Lexington
Akron
Canton
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Downtown Cleveland.
Columbus
Springfield
Toledo
Youngstown
Erie
Pittsburgh
Downtown Pittsburgh
Wheeling




. ±24

Del.
N.J.
Pa.

Ky.
Ohio

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+ 7
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+ 3
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+10

+ 7
+16
+16
+10
+15

+
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+ 8

+ 6

+11

+ 4

+29
+32

- 1
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+ 4
+ 9
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+11
+ 6
+ 3
+ 2
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+ 5

+17
• +11
+ 9
+ 7
+ 9
+10

+ 8

+ 2

+ 8

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+44
+32
+32
+26
+29
+32
+32

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+ 6
+15
+ 6
+ 4

+13
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+ 8
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+20
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+20
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+22
+11
+13

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+24
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+24

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+ 6
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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago.
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Week ending
Dec. 28=/IDec. 21 (Dec. 14IDec.

"Federal Reserve .District
Area, and City
Richmond District"
- Metropolitan -Areas
Washington
Downtown Washington
Baltimore
, Downtown Baltimore
Richmond
Atlanta District
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Mobile
Jacksonville
Miami
Tampa-Jt. Petersburg
Atlanta
Augusta
New Orleans
Cities
Miami Downtown
Central Atlanta

+3&
D.C.
Md.
Va.

Fla.
Ga.
La.

+10

+ 5
0
+ 9

+ 9

+31

+24

+ 8

+16

+ 3

+ 5

+10

+12

+ 9

-

• 0
+26
+ 9
+13
+14
- 3
+ 5

+36

+34
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+33

+ 6
+17

+ 6

2

+10 •

+ 5
+12

+ 6

2

+ 1
+18

+ 6
+ 6
+12
+ 3
+ 7

St. Louis District
Metropolitan Areas
Little Rock"
Louisville
St. Louis
Memphis

Ark.
Ky.
Mo.
Tenn.

111.

Ind.
Mich.

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+10

+40
+21

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r+ 3

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Fla.
Ga.

Wis.




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r+ 4
+10
+ 9-

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Ala.

Chic aero District .
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis .
Detroit.
Grand Rapids Milwaukee

Minneapolis District
Metropolitan Areas
Mpls.-St. Paul
Mpls« and Suburban
Minneapolis
St. Paul & Suburban
Cities
Duluth Superior

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+40
+31

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+45

+ 3
- 2

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+ 9

+ 4
+16

+ 1

+ 6

+ 3

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+ 7

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+ 2

+29
+37
+36

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+30
+37
+34
+10

Minn. & Wis*

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+10

+ 4

+41
+37
+34
+49

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
Percentage change from corresponding :
period a year ago

Federal Reserve District
Area, and City
Kansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
Kansas City
Downtown Kansas City
St. Joseph
Lincoln
Cmaha
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
City
Joplin
Dallas District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Houston
San Antonio
San Francisco District
Metropolitan Areas
Los Angeles - Long Beach
Downtown Los Angeles
Westside Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco-Oakland
San Francisco
Oakland
San Jose
Portland
Salt Lake City
Rattle
Spokane
Tacoma

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Kans,
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Mo.

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+29
+34
+37

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+ 5
+ 2
+ 6
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+ 3
+ 6
+ 4

+27

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+35
+31
+34
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+36
+26

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+52
+38

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+30
+24
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+39
+36
+27
+32

Ore.
Utah
Wash.
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+28
+35
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+19
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1/ The large percentage changes shown for this week are due mainly to the fact that
Christmas this year fell on Wednesday, giving the week two pre-Christmas shopping
days compared with one in the corresponding week last year.




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