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July 9, 1963
RETAIL/FURNITURE REPORT FOR MAY 1963

Instalment accounts receivable at reporting furniture stores
in May were unchanged from the preceding month and from May 1962.
These accounts were being collected somewhat- more rapidly than in April.
Charge accounts receivable of these stores rose 5 per cent and were
somewhat above the level of a year earlier.
Both cash and credit sales increased "substantially and were
above the volume in the corresponding month last year.
Furniture Store Statistics for May 1963
Percentage increase or
decrease (-) from:
Jan.-May 1962
Month Month
to
ago
ago
Jarv.-May I965
Net sales during month
Total
Cash
Instalment
Charge account

11
15
15
17

-8
16
*

10

!
5
|

-3.
4

Accounts receivable, at end of month
Total
Instalment
Charge account
May
1963

April
1963

May
1962

Collection ratios on instalment accounts l/
1/ Collections during month as percentage of accounts outstandings at
beginning of month.




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RETAIL PDRNITUR2 STORES - MAY 1963
Total tfet Sales
Percentage increase or decrease (-) from:
j Jan.-May 1962
Month
Year
,
to
ago
ago
I Jan.-Hay 1963

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

15
6
13
20
18
27
18
13
1
10
15
11

U. >. Total

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15

- 2
24 1
- 2 I
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1
4
19
11
-13 1
14 !
- 1 !
7
I
8 1

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- 3
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0 =
0 5
- 1
- 8
. 5
2

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6

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0

Instalment Accounts Receivable
Federal
Reserve
District
Boston
New York
PhiladelphiaCleveland
Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St.Louis
Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

percentage increase or decrease f-) from:
Year
Month
|
ago
ago

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U.3. Total




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0
2
0.
1
0
2
0
0
0
0
0

0
- 4
1
- 6
4
1
- 1
0
-20.
4
- 4
6
0

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