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F E D E R A L

R S S E H T E

B O A R D
July 7, 1933
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For release in evening papers
Monday, July 10
DEPARTMENT STORE SALES IN JUNE 1933
Preliminary report
Preliminary figures on the value of department store sales show a decrease
from May to June of about, the estimated seasonal amount, The Federal Reserve
Board'a index, which makes allowance "both for number' of business days and for
usual seasonal changes, was 66 in June on the basis of the I923--IS25 average as
100, compared with 67 in May and 67 in April,
In comparison with a year ago the value of sales for June, according to preliminary figures, was 4 per cent smaller. The aggregate for the first six months
of the year was 15 per cent smaller than last year.
PERCENTAGE INCREASE OR DECREASE FROM A YEAR AGO
Number of
January 1
reporting
June*
to
stores
June 30*
4

Total
Federal reserve district:
Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland
Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis
Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

—
—

—
-

5
5
4
1

7
3
5
+ l

-

15

384

201

—

49
49
33

-

18
14
lb
17

25
26
15
11

48
21
46

-

12
15
17
15

16

19
13
26
9

12
i4

16
18

11
13

lb

19
53

—

-

—

3

0

3

0

• Number
of
cities

ww

10

16

10
23

* June figures preliminary; in most cities the month had the same number of
"business days this year and last year.





Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63102