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. M y . BOARD OF GO.VpRpRS..OF..THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEk

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November 3 , 19U7

R e t a i l Instalment Credit
a t Furniture^ Household A p p l i a n c e , and Jewelry S t o r e s
September 19li7
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I n s t a l m e n t accounts o u t s t a n d i n g 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 c o n t i n u e d t o r i s e i n September,

Household a p p l i a n c e s t o r e .

accounts r e c e i v a b l e remained a t t h e August l e v e l and were again
about 88 per c e n t above t h e y e a r - a g o l e v e l .

At j e w e l r y storfes

t h e amount o u t s t a n d i n g was tvd.ce as l a r g e as a y e a r e a r l i e r ,

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w h i l e a t f u r n i t u r e s t o r e s t h e g a i n over t h e y e a r - p e r i o d was 36 per
cent.
C o l l e c t i o n s on i n s t a l m e n t accounts 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 were made- a t a-more r a p i d r a t e during September
than, i n other

months» -For t h e s e two kinds of o u t l e t t h e

September colV.cx-ion r a t i o was 2^ per c e n t , w h i l e f o r . household
a p p l i a n c e s t o r e s t h e r a t i o was unchanged from the August f i g u r e
of UO per cent..




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I n s t a l m e n t Accounts O u t s t a n d i n g and C o l l e c t i o n R a t i o s
FEDERAL
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Accounts o u t s t a n d i n g a t end of month
December 31, 1939 = 100
Household
Furniture
Jewelry
appliance
stores
scores

Month '

1915 '

Collection r a t i o s 1/
!Household
Furniture appliance
stores j stores
I

Jewelry
stores

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• August"
September
October
' November. December .

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:bh •
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ho
• 5o

h
-h •
h
U
5

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U6
15 .
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aa
76

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23'
•23
27
27
2h

18
it9
52
51
Ii8

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19L6^,

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January' h8
February
h?
' 50
L'arch
<April.
51
•::ay .
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52
June
•53
July• 53August
55
September
55
•October
57"
November - . 60
December
65..

6863
61
62
63
6565
66
66
68
73 .
126

5
5
5
5
6
6
7
8
8
9
9
10

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25
2b
21
• 23
27
•26
26
26
25
27
27
26

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:

• 51
52
. ' L7
hi

32
29
32
32
. 3b
33
32
33
30
32
3h
hh

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hi'
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rL5
r hi
ho
hO-

26
25
27
25
26
2li
23
23
25

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31
30 .
31
35
16

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52
52
5L
56
55.
56
57

%

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•'1917
January
February
March
April
-ay
June
July / August
September p •

Q3
62
63
65
68
70
71
73
75"

10
10
10
11
11
13
rlL
15
15

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116 .
110
108
111 116
122 123
. 127
132

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23
• 21
• '25
23
2h
23
22
' 22
25 •

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p - Preliminary.
r - Revised.
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1 / 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.
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