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BOARD 07 GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
0.17.2

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F e b r u a r y it, 1953

R e t a i l I n s t a l m e n t C r e d i t a t F ' u - n i t u r e aiid Household A p p l i a n c e S t o r e s
DECE:.2ER1952

nt accounts cutztandirig at f u r n i t u r e s t o r e c
- t o a l e v e l s u b s t a n t i a l l y above a y e a r
2„ s t o r e "cccj.-.ts r e c e i v a b l e a l s o shev/ed a
an i n c r e a s e of 6 p e r c e n t f r o m a month ago and

age.
,
yearl u pe^ c
- |
Tne
_ b e g i n n i n g of
_
_
coth t;."bes of
December l a s t
s t o r e s was 10
cent.

r a t i o cf c o l l e c t i o n s t o a c c o u n t s o u t s t a n d i n g a t t h e
t h e month was unchanged from t h e p r e c e d i n g month a t
c u t l e t , and i n each c a s e v,as 1 p o i n t " l e s s t h a n i n
y e a r . Tne monthly c o l l e c t i o n r a t i o a t f u r n i t u r e
per cent,-rand a t household a p p l i a n c e s t o r e s , 11 per
—

i n d e x e s of I n s t a l m e n t Accounts O u t s t a n d i n g a t End of l.Ionth
19u7-19a9 a v e r a g e = 100 ' •
ITURZ:
1950
1951 •
1952

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HOUSEHOLD' xl =REIA::CE:
.
1/50
1951.
' . 1952

| J a n . | Feb. | l i a r . | Apr-. | May | June [ J u l y | Aug, | S e p t . | 0 c t . |T:ov. | Dec.
|la3
!l6l
153

1L6
15,7
1L9

11,6
1#
1^7

150
Ik?
Hi7

151126
1^6
152 157

160 16^
Iho l a l
160.163

169
1L3
166

163
231
197

3.6a
22o
159

167
218
152

172
212
180

179187
205 200
131,196

199 219- 23k
197- 197 200
20a 208 216

167165
11:6 l b ?
172 176

16?
159
188

235
202
222

236
20b
236

231
203
22L

Instalment Collection Ratios
I n s t a l m e n t . c o l l e c t i o n s d u r i n g month as p e r c e n t a g e of a c c o u n t s o u t s t a n d i n g a t b e g i n n i n g of • month

10
10
10

11
11
11

10
11
10

12
12
A3

11
11
13

12
12
13

11
11
13'

uCTi: FRASER
Digitized for—Figures f o r Dec ember 1952

;

' 10 • 10
11 11
11 10
12
11
13

10
12
12

11
11
10

11
12
11

11 . 1112
12
12
11

1 iiov.I Dec,

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10
10
10

5i

HCUSIROID' AFRII.^JCE: .
.1950
'
1951
1952

J a n . {Feb. |:.:ar. lApr. iZay

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I
1
I

FURNITURE:
% 0
" 1951 •
r.
1952
.

11.
11
11

ii
12
11

10
11
10

11
11
10

10
12
12

11
12
11

10
12
11

10
12
11

a r e 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 .