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1926
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FEDERAL

RESERVE

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BOARD

STATEMENT FOR THE PRESS
For release in morning papers,
Saturday, July 10, 1926..
Retail Trade i l June. 1926
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Total sales in June of 468 retail stores which made preliminary reports
to the Federal Reserve System from all sections of the country were 3.5 per
cent larger than in-June, 1925, Increases occurred in all Federal reserve
districts except in the Cleveland and Minneapolis districts where declines
amounted to 1.6 per cent and 7.4 per cent,respectively. The largest increases,
ranging from 7 to 11 per cent, were in the Atlanta, St. Louis, and How York Federal reserve districts. The increase for the country as a whole reflects larger sales than last year at about half the stores, the other half reporting
declines.
Sales of two mail order houses were 14.3 per cent larger than in June,
1925, and those of 5 and 10 cent variety chain stores (5 chains) were 8 per
cent larger than a year ago.
Percentage changes in dollar sales "between June, 1925 and June, 1926 are
given in the following table:
: Total number of stores reporting; Percentage of increase or de•
Total
Increase Docroaso : crease compared with June,1925
Boston
Hew York
Philadelphia
Cleveland
Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis
Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco
Total

62
55
62
37
46
25
50
11
15
28
14
63

32
25
24
12
27
22
22
7
5
16
9
32

30
30
38
25
19
3
28
4
10
12
5
31

468

233

235

Mail order houses (2 houses)
Five and ten cent stores (5 chains)




1

+ 1.1
+ 7.0
+ 1.9
• 1.6
+ 0.9
+11.0
+ 6.1
+ 9.9
- 7.4
+ 0.6
+ 6.6
+ 3.1
+ 3.5
+14.3
+ 8.0