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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

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RELEASE
August 2 , 1956
1956

G.7.U.2

DATA FILE
REFERENCE LIBRARY
FEDERAL «t*St«V£ S A N K
OF CHICACO

MONTHLY DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS
(Based on r e t a i l d o l l a r amounts], LUv.'vxL KfciihKVt
SANK OF CHICAGO
JUNE 1956

S e a s o n a l l y a d j u s t e d department s t o r e
s a l e s i n c r e a s e d i n June, n e a r l y e q u a l i n g t h e
r e c o r d l e v e l reached e a r l y t h i s y e a r . The a d j u s t e d index i s e s t i m a t e d a t 137 p e r c e n t of
t h e 1947-49 a v e r a g e , compared w i t h 134 f o r May
and 128 a y e a r ago.

W

Federal Reserve
District

Index Numbers
(average end-of-month s t o c k s 1947-49=100)
Unadjusted
Seasonally adjusted
1.956
1955
1956
1955
June
June: | May
June
June
May
131
126
134
12U

128
123
rl29
121

124
115
124
116

122
118
126
118

132
127
rl34
126

115
108
116
110

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
S t . Louis

pl62
pl62
131
138

156
160
130
135

rl44
151
rl25
126

Pl57
pl52
123
127

165
161
131
135

rl40
142
rll7
116

Minneapolis
Kansas C i t y
Dallas
San F r a n c i s c o

128
pia
pl56
pl42

126
143
154
138

123
rl37
rl47
rl31

121
P138
Pl45
P143

128
145
155
148

116
131
rl37
rl32

pl37

134

rl28

P131

139

rl22

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

United S t a t e s

Percentage change
June 1956 from
r

M onth
ago

-

-

8
7
6
7

_ 5
_
—

-

-

Year
ago
+
+
+
+

5
9
8
7

6
7
6

+13
+ 7
+ 5
+ 9

5
5
6
4

+
+
+
+

6

+ 7

5
5
6
8

p—Preliminary.
r—Revised.
Note:—Indexes a r e based on v a l u e of s t o c k s a t end of month. For d e s c r i p t i o n and
monthly indexes f o r t h e p e r i o d January 1919 t o October 1951 see F e d e r a l Reserve
B u l l e t i n f o r December 1951, p p . 1463-1515• Indexes f o r t h e most r e c e n t
t h i r t e e n - m o n t h p e r i o d a r e shown r e g u l a r l y i n t h e B u l l e t i n . Percentage changes
a r e based on u n a d j u s t e d i n d e x e s .

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