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B N RATES O SHORT-TERM BUSINESS LOANS 1/
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September 1-1%, 1959 and June 1-1!), 1959 "
All sizes
Sept.
June
1959
1959
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Percentage distribution of dollar amount by size of loan
$1,000-: 10,000 $10,000-^100,000 $100,000-$200,000 $200,000 and over
Sept.
June
Sept.
June
Sept.
June
Sept.
June
1959 ' 1959
1959
1959
1959
1959
1959
1959

2.6

l.l

1.4

0.9

1.5

0.9

2.9

1.0

2.7

1.5
1.6

9.6
7 9

2.0
1.9

24.8
10.5

5.8
0.9

66.1
6.0

24.3
9.0
• 14.4
1.7

64.25.8
10.8
3.6

10.9
5.1
5.9
0.6

Over ti-l/2 and less than 5%

U.9
1.1 '

56,3'
6.5

. 0.9
0.7

4.3
3.2

Over 5 and less than 5-1/2%
5-1/2%..,,..
Over 5-1/2 and less than 6%

54.8 ,
6.7
13.7
4.6

13.4
6.0
8.1
0.9

8.6
2.8
16.6
4.6

lii.9
4.0
18.7
3.0

24.8
14.7
8.8
10.4
26.0
19.9
9.4 " 3.1

29.5.
12.5
23.8
7.5

46.0
18.6

#0.0
10.5

27.6
9.7

18.2
lio6

17,3
4.7

9.2
3.2

6.6
1.2

2.2
o.5

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100 oO

100.0

100.0

100.0

10.5
2.7
lOOeO

5-0"
1.2
100.0

Total - Dollar amount*..... 2,793,89k 3,233,202
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Total - Number of l o a n s . . . *

21,992

Weighted average r a t e :
19 Cities
New York City
7 Northern,and Eastern.
11 Southern and Western

5.27
5.15
5.27
5.1ih

26,325
4.87
a. 71.
4.90
5.07

36,959 36,767
9 , 6 7 ^ 10,195
'5.91
5.79
5.88
5.97

5.68
5.55
5.67
5.74

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325,89U 312,889 231,250 237,256 2,196,791 2,614,290
10,671 11,218
5.65
5.60
5.69
5.65

- 5.33
5.24
5.33
5.37

• 1,897

1,9W

5.43.
5.36
, 5.12
5.50 .

5.06
1.97
5.06
5.13

2,750
5.15
5.07
5.17
5.29

2,969
It.72
4.61 .
4.78
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* Dollar amounts in thousands.
1 / Based on reports by a sample of mainly large banks in 19 leading c i t i e s .
~ Federal Reserve Bulletin, March 1949,t pp. 228-237. Note.—Prime rate increased from U-l/2 to 5 per cent September 1.



For a description of the survey, see

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