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F E D E R A L

B 2 S 3 3 V 3

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1925-3

STAT3QT? FOR THE TRESS
For r e l e a s e i n m o r n i n g p a p e r s ,
•ruesday, l.'arch. 1 0 , 1 9 2 5 .
D e p a r t m e n t S t o r e S a l e s i n F e b r u a r y . 1925
Aggregate s a l e s a t department s t o r e s which r e p o r t e d to the
F e d e r a l r e s e r v e b a r k s f r o m a l l s e c t i o n s of t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s w e r e a b o u t
ovie p e r c e n t s m a l l e r i n F e b r u a r y t h a n t h e e x c e p t i o n a l l y h e a v y volume
i n t h o c o r r e s p o n d i n g month l a s t y e a r .
ton,

Cleveland, Atlanta,

districts,
districts.

S a l e s w o r e s m a l l e r i n t h e Bos-

C h i c a g o , and San F r a n c i s c o F e d e r a l r e s e r v e

t h e l a r g e s t d e c r e a s e s b e i n g i n t h e C l e v e l a n d and A t l a n t a
I n c r e a s e s a m o u n t i n g t o 10 and 14 p e r c e n t , r e s p e c t i v e l y ,

w e r e r e p o r t e d f r o m t h e D a l l a s and M i n n e a p o l i s d i s t r i c t s .
number of s t o r e s r e p o r t e d f r o m p r a c t i c a l l y a l l

districts

A larger
than in

J a n u a r y a n d f o r t h e e n t i r e c o u n t r y t h e t o t a l number was 4 7 4 , a s comp a r e d w i t h 578 i n J a n u a r y .

Of t h e t o t a l number of s t o r e s r e p o r t i n g ,

210 shewed i n c r e a s e s a n d 264 showed d e c r e a s e s .
P e r c e n t a g e c h a n g e s i n d o l l a r s a l e s between F e b r u a r y , 1924, and
F e b r u a r y , 1 9 2 5 , a r e shown by F e d e r a l r e s e r v e d i s t r i c t s

in the f o l l o w i n g

table;
Districts

: Eumber s t o r e s r e p o r t i n g
: P e r c e n t a g e of i n c r e a s e or d e c r e a s e
:Total: Increase
D e c r e a s e : compared w i t h F e b r u a r y . 1924
Boston
59
23
36
- 3.5
iTow York
54
23
3.4
31
Phila.
23
72
39
0.6
Cleveland
30
10
20
8.1
Richmond
49
24
25
1.6
Atlanta
28
13
8.0
15
Chi cago
60
18
42
- 4.7
S t . Louis
21
10
2.6
11
K i n n e a p o l i s 19
6
11
13.9
Kansas C i t y 19
6
13
3.3
Dallas
13
12
10.0
1
San F r a n ,
50
19
31
- 3.6
U. S .
474
210
264
- 1.0




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