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BOARD
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OF GOVERKORS JOT

THE'.EEDER&L RESERVE SYSTBI

December
1944-,
F&a-ric - 27

. Pe-taii / i n st
i ,
•'at Furniture, Household Appliance, .and Jewelry Stores
Octqtodr 1944

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Instalment accounts outstanding at furniture ana jewelry stores
increased s l i g h t l y in October, end.those at household appl12r.ee stores
imagined at the l e v e l of recent nonths.

Thp --mount outstanding at the end

of the month at''jewelry stores showed a decline of .only two per cent' mrer : .
the year-period, compared.with declinoS"' ut, 10.pox cent it furniture stores
and 62 per cent at household appliance!stores.

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collections, on instalment accounts increased during- Oct.ober at •
jewelry, furnitxire r.nd household appliance stores.-; At jorolry stores thb
c o l l e c t i o n ratio rose two points to-34 "per cent, while a t furniture and
household appliance s t o r e s the

collection.ratios

vere. 36 per cent ftnd

36- -..er cent, respectiyeiy, the highest on record-for these two. kinds of
retail outlet.

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Installment Ac-courts Outstanding and C o l - l e c t i o n R a t i o s
A c c o u n t s o u t s t a n d i n g s t end of month
• ' "Decern
g j . 1939 = 100
Household
Jewelry
Furniture
appliance
stores. - .
stores..
stores

1

•76
-73 " 70
69

J u i - u - r y . .V
' G -O
February
March
April
--55"
%sy •
55 '
June • .
51
July ^
. A u g u s t -. • . J K
-^pterbe'r
4847.
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Collection ratios' 1/
Household
appliance
stores

Furniture
stores

1415
- 15
15

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"

26
50.
51
45.

64 •
65..
• 65;
79"

1-6
18
.17

41
56
??
29
25
25
Id
17
15
13
11
10

65
58
,53 .
51
•49
48 .
46
45"45'-.
46
50
58/.

' 15 :
17. '• "
16 "
17
.. -18 .
19
18 •
20
- 20
2221..
21
,
PI
22
. 21
£2
^
' 21 •2i.
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&
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22 '
' • 2.3
£5'
."22
22:.. -

5-6
5?'.
55
49;
47.
45..
44
43
r44

51
22
20' '
• 51 •
;• . 22
,
20 •
.54
£3
- ' " ss
" - ; S8
23 '
•
•
30"
26
.
-/25 . •
•: 50
58
24
51
.29
"5
1
51'
52 .
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24
52
,r?o .
.'•24
25.' ;
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r - Seised;
1 / Inst-lr.cnt c o l l e c t i o n s c u r i n g r . - r t - - c e e i n n l n c of-r.onx:i.

18

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Jewelry
•stores

59
54
50
45

.25
"-A"
-41.
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51
30
50..
51
.55'
55
54.
54
55 • 57 :
39
.. 55 ,

cent j f a c c o u n t s ontstanain-- at