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FEDERAL
statistical

RESERVE

release
Apri.1^6, 1966.

CONSUMER -INSTALMENT { C ^ D I ^ AT COMMERCIAL BANKS
FEBRUARY 1966
Consumer instalment credit held by commercial banks at the end of
February amounted to $28,162 million, .representing an increase of $118 million
from January and $3,916 million from February last year.
Automobile and other
. consumer goods paper and personal loans showed increases from January, but
home repair and modernization loans were off a.little.
Extensions of instalment credit were up only fractionally from
January's level.
Increases in new auto credit were sufficient to offset
declines "in the other major categories.
Consumer Instalment Credit at Commercial Banks
(Estimates, in millions of dollars)
Volume extended .
I Change from:
Year
Feb.
Month
ago
ago
1966

Amounts outstanding
Change
Feb. .28, Month I Year
ago
1966
1 ago
Automobile paper, total
Purchased
Direct
Other consumer goods
Home repair and md^ernization
Personal loans
Total

15,507

+ 93

10,004
+ 47
5,503 , + 46

1,165

+ 47

+116

725
440

+ 36
+ 11

+ 86
+ 30

317

- 40

+ 34

83
593

-

1
3

- 4
+ 38

2,158

. +2,534.

+

3

+184

+1,599
+
935

4,033

+

19

+

576

2,437
6,185

-25
+ 31

+
+

59
747

28,162

+118

+3,916

1,265
4,038
1,702

2
- 13
- 10.

+
+
+

122
316
169

2,119

+
+
+

429
251
348

.

Federal Reserve District:
Boston
New York
,Philadelphia
Cleveland
Richmond
Atlanta

2,159
2,182

+ 19
+
1
+ 31

Chicago
St. LouisaMinneapolis

4,407
1,267
922

+ 21
- 4
+
6

Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

1,388
1,744
4,969

+ 12
6
i +
+ 51

1/ Less than 0.5 million.




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+

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+ 58
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410

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+ 16
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+ 44

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