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January 11, 1962

.jZPAET^Sil STOKSfcEEDIT - NOVEMBER I96I

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Instalment accounts receivable of reporting.department
• stores were 2 per cent higher at the end of November than at
• the ei$d of the preceding m a t h , and continued^ above year-earlier
levels. . Collections on these .accounts -were 17 per cent of"the
amount outstanding at the beginning of the month. '
Charge accounts receivable rose 9 per cent in November
and were little changed from a year earlier.-' Collections on
these accounts were %9 per cent of outstandings at the b e g i n n i n g
of the mcnttu
•
Sales &t reporting stores.increased -seasonally in
November, and-were 6 per cent above the volume-an November. 19'60.
Changes in Department Store Sales and Accounts Receivable

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, 1 ere en t age Increase or
1
. decrease (-) from:
- Month
j
I ear
ago
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a so

Item

Sales during month:
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Total
Cash
Charge
• Instalment

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Accounts receivable, end of.month:

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18
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.22
I . 16
• j ,'14

Charge
j
-Instalment!• •

j

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6

6

5

• 14

:

9
2

' .

6

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Collection Ratios and Percentage Distribution of Sales

Item

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I Nov.

1 T
Collection ratios, l/: - ' Charge- accounts
:
•
• Instalment accounts
Percentage distribution of sales: -Cash
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*
Charge
• Instalment




• Oct. /I Nov.
I96I
I960

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DEPARTMENT STORE CREDIT - NOVEMBER 196.1
Sales " y type
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Percentage increase or decrease (-)
Total sales

Reserve
District

Month
a^o

Cash sales
Month
a do

Charge-account
Bala a
Month
ago

Instalment
Bales

Month

' Boston
•"New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland
Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago ; :
St. Louis
- Minneapolis ' Kansas City
.Dallas
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not available
Accounts receivable,V end of month
Percentage increase or decrease (-)
Federal
Reserve
District '

1 Charge .accounts. • Instalment
Month
Year.-. \ Month-- .• . Year
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a^o
- ago - &%o - i ' a^o

Boston
1
7New York
10
. Philadelphia
' 14"
• 3
Cleveland
.13: • -5 '
Richmond
" 0
'7
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Atlanta
-3; :
5
Chicago
2
i
St. Louis
0
•o
Minneapolis
•4
•5.
Kansas City
• v •
-1 •
Dallas.
-3
-9
San Francisco
- v> 1
.. 9
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