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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
G.7.4.2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 1959.
MONTHLY DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS
(Based on retail dollar amounts)

^

JUNE 1959

e

Department store stocks increased 3 per cent
^
Ot ySiMlune and the seasonally adjusted index is estimated at lyy Cfy
per cent of the 1947-49 average, a new June record and the
^Grf
highest level reached since October 1957, when the index level
was also 155•

Federal Reserve
District

6
Toston

Index numbers
(Average end-of-month stocks 1947-49=100)
Unadjusted
Seasonally adjusted
19 59
1959
i 195.8
1958
Juna ! May 1 June
May
June
June

Percentage
change June
1959 from*
Month Year
ago
ap;o

New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

142
141
164
131

138
136
156
128

135
136
rl54
126

134
132
153
125

141
140
rl59
132

126
127
rl43
120

+ 3
+ 3
+ 5
+ 3

+
+
+
+

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis

183
202
149
147

172
200
140
143

rl?4
191
138
144

169
192
145
136

173
202
145
143

rl6l
182
134
134

+
+
+
+

7
1
6
2

+ 5

141
P151
pl8l
pl68

rl40
154
175
167

136
152
168
156

133
pl45
pl69
pl6l

rl39
155
174
166

128
146
156
150

+ 1

+ 4

2
+ 3
+ 1

1
- 8
f
+ 8

P155

151

147

P147

153

140

+ 3

4*

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco
United States

#

-

6
4
7
4
6

+ 8

+ 2

5

*Based on seasonally adjusted indexes•
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 194? to October 1957 see Federal Reserve
Bulletin for December 1957, pp. 1323-1352. Indexes prior to 1947 may be obtained from the Division of Research and Statistics• Indexes for the most recent
thirteen-month period are shown regularly in the Bulletin.