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I n s t a l m e n t a c c o u n t s o u t s t a n d i n g ,'6.t' d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s : i n c r e a s e d
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s l i g h t l y i n June vdien some d e c l i n e i s u s u a l , and were more t h a n o n e - t h i r d above
t h e y e a r - a g o l e v e l . C o l l e c t i o n s on i n s t a l m e n t a c c o u n t s were 2 - p e r c e n t l e s s
t h a n i n t h e p r e c e d i n g , month, b u t c o n t i n u e d w e l l above l a s t y e a r ' s -volume.
The a v e r a g e p e r i o d i n s t a l m e n t a c c o u n t s were o u t s t a n d i n g 'vtz.s a g a i n a b o u t f i v e m o n t h s , a p p r o x i m a t e l y t h e same a v e r a g e as f o r -June 19^9*
Charge a c c o u n t s r e c e i v a b l e r o r c f u r t h e r ' i n June, and a t t h e end of
t h e month were a b o u t o n e - h a l f l a r g e r t h a n on t h e c o r r e s p o n d i n g , d a t e o f 19U5» •
C o l l e c t i o n s cn charge, a c c o u n t s remained a t t h e Hay l e v e l , r e s u l t i n g i n a
c o l l e c t i o n r a t i o o f 60 p e r ' c e n t , t w o p o i n t s 2 e s s t h a n i n t h e p r e v i o u s m o n t h . 1 .
Charge a c c o u n t s were cti l l e c t o d i n about 50 d a y s , a s - compared v / i t h a p p r o x i m a t e l y
hi days i n June l a s t y e a r .
Both ' c a s h and c h a r g e - a c c o u n t s a l e s were i n about t h e same volume a s
a y e a r age , , w h i l e i n s t a l m e n t s a l e s - showed a b o u t , t h e u s u a l ' s e a s o n a l d e c r e a s e
Cash s a l e s , which c o n t i n u e d t o a c c o u n t f o r 99 p e r c e n t of t h 5 - t o t a l , were. ...
a p p r o x i m a t e l y o n e - f i f t h , l a r g e r t h a n i n June 1 9U5. Both t y p e s . ' o f . c r e d i t s a l e s
showed s u b s t a n t i a l _ g a i n s e v e r t h e y e a r p e r i o d . Accounts R e c e i v a b l e and C o l l e c t i o n s '

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S a l e s d u r i n g month
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Charge account

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C o l l e c t i o n s d u r i n g month
"Instalment accounts
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June 19U5 '
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Ratio of c o l l e c t i o n s d u r i n g month t o a c c o u n t s - r e - e e i v a b l e a t b e g i n n i n g „o.f. month
June
19l|6
Instalment accounts
Charge a c c o u n t s

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for FRASER


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are- p r e l i m i n a r y and - s u b j e c t t o r e v i s i o n * .

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Cash and C r e d i t 5>: L , s , by r e-dc r'al R e s e r v e D i s t r i c t s
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Instc.lr.ent s a l e s
Juno
June
I.:ay .
104i:p
1C45
1940

sales

528

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75
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• 86
' 77

163
185
192
195
261
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195

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551

95
77
100
116
92
11U
71

259
295

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51

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71
55
66
50

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131

160
152
163
172
172
139
162
169
176.
172
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175

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1'07
116
123
125
119
115
115
121
118
151
121

169

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61
50
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June
104C
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118

154
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180
171
165
167
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Acer u n t s R e c e i v a b l e and C c l l e c t i r r . s , b y F e d e r a l . R e s e r v e D i s t r i c t s
:e.deral
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O.ay June
l a y June Jur.u
Lay June June
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