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BOARD OF GOVERNORS CF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
G.l6

August 5. 1959.
RETAIL FURNITURE REPORT FOR JUNiC 1959

Instalment and charge accounts receivable at furniture
stores at the end of June were 1 per cent above the previous month
and 8 per cent above a year ago. Collections on instalment accounts were 12 per cent of the amount outstanding at the beginning
of the month.
Total net sa!tes at reporting stores increased 2 per ccnt
from the previous month. For the first half of 1959 total sales
'./ere 10 per cent over the like period a year ago.
Furniture Store Statistics for June 1959
Percentage change from:
Jan.-June 195#
to
Year
ago

Item

Month
ago

I

Net sales during month
Total
Cash
Instalment
Charge account
Accounts receivable, at end of month
Total
Instalment
Charge account

1
1

+2
+3
+2
-1

+15
+12
+15
+20

+1
+1
0

1
+ 8 |
+ 4
+19

12

-

XXX
XXX
XXX

May
1959 !

June
1959
lollection ratios on instalment accounts 1/

.

+10
+ 8
+10
+12

1

June
1958

12

12

1/ Collections during month as percentage of accounts outstanding
at beginning of month.




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RETAIL FURNITURE STORES - JUNE 1959
Sales "by Type of Transaction
(Percentage changes)
Federal
Reserve
District

Total net sales
Year
|
ago
ago

Charge-account
I Instalment
Cash sales | __salea_
Month
Year j~ Month" T Y e a r "
Month | Year
ago
ago
ago
ago i
ago | ago

+ 8

|
Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland
"""Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis
Minneapolis
j
Kansas CityDallas
San Francisco

-a
0
-1
+3
0
-2
+5
+2
+1
+8
0
+6

+18

ll

U. S. Total

+2

+15

+ 3

+ 7
+ 2
- 4
0
+ 7
- -8
+ 5
+ 5
+10
+17

+ 3
+17
+22

+16
+11

+26
+18
*19
+ 9
+ 5

I
|
|
|
I
I
I
i

+20
+7
+14
+27
+20
+13
+ 6
+17

-9
-1
+1
+5
-1
-1
|^+9
i +i
+18
+5
+7
+2
| +12
+5
i
i
j +12 j +2

+18 j

+22 j
+19 I

+11 I
+31 I
+18 |
+21 i

! :s

-L.

i

+ 1
+5
+ l I +30
- 4 | +19
n.a.
n.a.
- 3
+ 1
+37
+29
- 8

+ 7 !

;
1
|
|
I

+ 2

i + 9
+24
+19
+23

- 1

- 1 I
+17 ;
i
+15 i

I +16

-21
+ 4
0
+ 9

+ 1 I

| +20

_L

Cumulative Sales by Type of Transaction, and
Instalment Accounts Receivable
(Percentage changes)
Federal
Reserve
District

Instalment
receivables,
end of month
Month i Year
ago
i ago

Cumulative sales Jan.-June
change from 1958 to 1959
Total
Cash
Inctal- j Chargement
j account
+12
+ 4
+12
+11
+12
+10
+12
+10

+18

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland
Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis
Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

+ 7
+ 5
+12

U . S . Total

+10

+ 8

+ 8

n.a. - Not available.




+16
+10

+ 6
+18
+ 8

+ 9
+ 1
+12
+13
+10

+13
+ 2
+15

- 6

+16

- 2

+11

+15
+23
+19
+14

+ 7
+ 5
+ 9
+10

+ 2
+ 2
+14

+13
+10

+10

+12

+ 8

I + 7

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!

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+ 1
+ 5
+ 5
+12

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