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A p r i l :1943

'May 31, 1943'
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I n s t a l m e n t a c c o u n t s ' r e c e i v a b l e ' a t f u r n i t u r e and j e w e l r y
s t o r e s showed l i t t l e change i n A p r i l , w h i l e t h o s e a t h o u s e h o l d '
a p p l i a n c e s t o r e s continued t o d e c l i n e a t about t h e sa*e r a t e as
d u r i n s bho. p r e c e d i n g s e v e n m o n t h s . . A t . b o t h . f u r n i t u r e ' a n d j e w e l r y
a t o r a o . a c c o u n t s o u t s t a n d i n g a r e now 43 p e r c e n t below t h e c o r r e s ponding month of > a s t . y o a r , a s compared w i t h a . d e c l i n e of 69 p a r
cont a t household a p p l i a n c e s t o r e s .
Collections on-instalment accounts during April i n or&asod a t ' b o t h , f u r n i t u r e and j e w e l r y s t o r e s , , r e s u l t i n g i n
c o l l e c t i o n r a t i o s of 20 and 30, r e s p e c t i v e l y , b o t h of w h i c h a r e
- o n e - t h i r d above t h e l e v e l of t h e c o r r e s p o n d i n g month i n . 1 9 4 2 .

At

h o u s e h o l d a p p l i a n c e s t o r e s , c o l l a t i o n s d u r i n g A p r i l wore 17 p e r
c o n t of 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 ' » t t h e b e g i n n i n g of tiie
month a s compared w i t h 13 i n March a n d ' 1 3 i n A p r i l 1 9 4 2 , ;




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