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LIBRARY Of T E FEDERAL
RESERVE

BARK

Of CltifOMfi

f . v.: BOARD OF GOVERNORS) OF TIffi.FEDERAL RESERVE 'SYSTEM '

G.17.2

May 1/1917

Retail\lnstalment Credit
at Furniture, HtiuseholH~App/irance^ and Jewelry stores
• March: 19U7

Instalment accounts outstanding at jewelry stores showed less .than
the usual seasonal decline in March, and were three-fourths, above the year-ago
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level* At furniture stores accounts receivable rose slightly in March, and at.
the end of the month showed a 5 6 per cent gaiti over the corresponding date last
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year.

Household appliance store accounts outstanding at the end of,'March were

'unchanged from the level of other recent months.
Collections on instalment accounts ..increased' in March at .furniture,
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jewelry, and household appliance stores•; Collection ratios for furniture and

as c o m p a r e d with 25 per cent in- the preceding month.




• instU&H&Rt Accounts outstanding arid. Collection Ratios .

MAY 5 9 05 AH * J
«7
ASflBvlftis oid^&fflsteg at end .of month

Collection ratios 1/

31, 1939 • 100

!Jonth

- '.Febrr.ary
i'31'Ch. •
.April

July •
.-August
gep'ter.b&r
- October."
i-ioveaber •
. December

Furniture
s 'cores

U

12 '
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ii2

h2
12
Hi
h2
:8
.50

Household
appliance
stores

u
h
I
h
-hh.
h
hh
h
5.

55 "
51

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1*9

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50. ' .
50
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15

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76 •

Household appliance
stores •

Furniture
stores

Jewelry
stores-

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21
2L
22
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.23

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- 32
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36. '
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27

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51
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Jewelry
stores

2&
. 32
30
33
• 33
31
3.1
30
31
. 35
. 1*6

-19li6 January"February
.March - "
April.
Ljay ' "
June-.
'July •

IC
S
' Bicemper

"68

1*3

&

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SO

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62 -

"51%
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53
F

ST

25 . "

2h

27
28 .
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26
26
25

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52
52
5U
56*
55'
5657 .
5Ar^
51

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29
32
32 •

3h

33
3233 30

65

,1917,
January
February
March p. .

-63'
62
63

r 10
10

10

116
109

.23

107

'25.

2.1

k7
ys

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0 - Preliminary,
r - Revised.
-1/ Instalment collections during month as per cent of accounts outstanding at
spinning- of month.
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