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qGt. fOe statistical Hill *fURS *f.E» release FOR Ii u II'DIATE RELEASE May 7, 1963 DEPARTMENT STORE MERCHANDISING DATA UNITED STATES - 1 A R H 1963 I.G ,7A.l q .. RESERVE FEDERAL 'Dsieciea series, oasea on reian uuxxai amuu x Per cent change Amount March from fin millions of dollars) 0% L DATA FILE year 2.%2. '<<?, ^Month ? 1961 LIBRARY ago M a r . ^ T e U Mar. Feb. FKnCDAI DCCCDUC 0AU1 •y-" Sales 1/ Stocks OF CHICAGO l/ p 467 pi,616 r 366 1,508 ^ +28 0 + 7 +2 528 - 9 + 2 469 rl',581' r Outstanding Orders P 507 555 r 497 Receipts 2/ P 575 408 r 595 r 4C4 +41 - 3 New Orders 2/ p 527 465 r 564 r 452 +13 - 7 Merchandising Ratios j/ 1963 P Feb. Mar. 1962 Feb. Mar. . 1 1958-62 average Mar. 1 Feb. Stocks to Sales P 3.5 4.1 r 3.4 4.1 3-2 3.9 Outstanding Orders to Sales p 1.1 1.5 1.1 1.5 1.0 1.4 Stocks plus Outstanding Orders to Sales P 4.5 5.6 4.4 5.5 4.2 5.3 Receipts to Sales 2/ p 1.2 1.1 r 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.2 r p—Preliminary —Revised. 1/ Figures are based on the sample described in the note below and are presented here solely to permit comparisons with changes in orders and receipts. For monthly movements of total department store sales and stocks, refer to the regular mon ly sales report G.7.2 and stocks report G.7.4.2 or the Federal Reserve Bulletin. 2/ Receipts of goods are derived from the reported figures on sales and stocks. New orders are derived from receipts and reported figures on outstanding orders. 3/ The first three ratios are of stocks and/or orders at the end of the month to sales during the month. The final ratio is based on totals of sales and receipts for the month. ,, + Note:—These figures are not estimates for all department stores in the United States. They are the actual dollar amounts reported by a group of department stores located in various cities throughout the country. In 1962 sales by these stores accounted for more than 40 per cent of the estimated total department t sales. Figures for the most recent thirteen-month period are shown regularly the Bulletin. For description and back data, January 1939 to August 1952, see Federal Reserve Bulletin for October 1952, pp. 1098-1102. Back data may e http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/ obtained from the Board's Division of Research and Statistics. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis