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B A D OF G V R O S OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
OR
OENR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 1956
M N H Y D P R M N STORE STOCKS
OT L EA T E T
(Based on r e t a i l dollar amounts)

LIBRARY

DATA FILE
REFERENCE LIBRARY
iEDERAL RESERVE BAN*
OF CHICAGO

Federal Reserve
District
1
"Bos ton
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

July 1956
Department store stocks at the end of
July showed l i t t l e change from the preceding
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month after allowance for the usual seasonal change, SEP 4
The adjusted index i s estimated at 138 per cent
.
of the 19hl-k9 average, compared with 137 for June FtUtRAL RtStKVt
and 127 a year ago* Total dollar value of stocks BANK OF CrllCAuU
at the end of July was 8 per cent greater than a
year e a r l i e r .
Index Numbers
Percentage change
(average end-of-month stocks 19hl-h9 100) July 1956 from
t
Seasonally adjusted
Unadjusted
1 T/ vi 4
tr *
Year
1 Montn
1956
i 1955
1956
j 1955 i. ago
ago
July 1 June 1 July July June 1 July
131
127
132
125

rl32
126
rl32
12a

121
116
125
118

118 rl23
115 r l l 9
119 rl2U
118
115

103
rl06
112
109

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St, Louis

159
pl60
132
139

162 rli|6
162
1U8
131 rl22
138
126

155
pi5o
12ii
128

158
152
123
127

12?
piitit
pi5?

128

Plh3

119
13k
155 r l l 7
lh2 rl33

12 ii
P138
plii9
Pll2

121
138
ia
lh3

115
129
rl39
rl32

Pl38

137

pl30

131

rl20

i
j
i

nh3

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Pallas
San Francisco

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United States

Ikh

127

139
11U
116

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li
3
it
2

+
+
+
+

+
+

1
1
1
1

+9
+8
+ 8
+10

8
9
6
6

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!

+ 2
0
+ 3
- 1

+
+
+
+

'

- 1

+ 8

7
7
7
7

p—Preliminary,
r—Revised,
Note:—Indexes are based on value of stocks at end of month. For description and
monthly indexes for the period January 1919 to October 19$1 see Federal . •
Reserve.Bulletin for December 1951? PP. 1163^1515. Indexes for the most
recent thirteen-month period are shown regularly i n the Bulletin, . Percentage
changes are based on unadjusted indexes.