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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

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June 30, 1953.
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DEPARTMENT STORE MERCHANDISING DATA — M Y
A
(Selected s e r i e s , based on r e t a i l value f i g u r e s

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Amount
(In m i l l i o n s of d o l l a r s ) fi
1952
1955
.May.,| Apr.
May 1 Apr._

1 Percent .change
May f W ,
j u Year
8/
l-A. ago

«

373 j r

X

376

n,105

l,ll|l

- 2

+7

275

295

- 1

+17

r

350

393

-lit

+ 3

31+0 r

330

326

+ 5

+8

P

Stocks 1 /

pl,l8U

Outstanding orders

P

321

32li

r

Receipts 2/

P

359

1|17

New orders 2/

P

356

388

. U ^

386

Sales 1 /

1,213

Merchandising Ratios 3 /
1953
May Apr.

1952
j 1 May i Apr,

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19U0-52 Average
May
Apr*

Stocks t o S a l e s

P 3.1

3.3

2.9

3.0

2.9

3.1

Outstanding Orders t o
Sales

P 0.8

0.9

0.7

0.8

0.8

0.9

Stocks plus Outstanding
Orders t o Sales

P 3.9

U.l

3.6

3.8

3*7

h.O

Receipts t o Sales 2/

P 0.9

1.1

0.9

1.0

0.9

1.0

l / F i g u r e s a r e based on the sample described in t h e note below and are presented here
s o l e l y t o permit comparisons with changes i n orders and r e c e i p t s . For monthly movements of t o t a l department s t o r e s a l e s and s t o c k s , r e f e r t o t h e r e g u l a r monthly s a l e s
r e p o r t G.7.2. and stocks r e p o r t G.7.U.2, or t h e Federal Reserve B u l l e t i n .
2/Receipts of goods a r e derived from the reported f i g u r e s on s a l e s and stocks# New
orders are derived from r e c e i p t s and reported f i g u r e s on outstanding o r d e r s .
3/The f i r s t t h r e e r a t i o s are of stocks and/or orders at t h e end of the month t o s a l e s
during the month* The f i n a l r a t i o i s based on t o t a l s of s a l e s and r e c e i p t s f o r the
month.
Note;—These f i g u r e s are not estimates f o r a l l department s t o r e s i n t h e United
S t a t e s . They are the a c t u a l d o l l a r amounts r e p o r t e d by a group of department s t o r e s
located i n various c i t i e s throughout the country. In 1952, s a l e s by these s t o r e s
accounted f o r about 50 per cent of estimated t o t a l department s t o r e s a l e s . Back data
jnay be obtained from the Board's Division of Research and S t a t i s t i c s . Figures f o r the
^ost recent thirteen-month p e r i o d are shown r e g u l a r l y i n the B u l l e t i n ,

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