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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
G.7.U.2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3# 1958.
D M FILE

•S5=s-

MONTHLY DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS
(Based on r e t a i l d o l l a r amounts)

Oa
"'/9 k

OCTOBER 1958

Seasonally a d j u s t e d department s t o r e s t o c k s ^4%
continued t o r i s e i n October and t h e index f o r t h e month £sf
estimated t o be 152 per cent of t h e 19U7-U9 average compared with a 150 index i n September and a lU8 i n both J u l y
and August, However, t h e p r e l i m i n a r y October index of 152
i s s t i l l 2 per cent below t h e 155 index l e v e l of October a
year ago.

Federal Reserve
|

District

Index numbers
(Aver'age end-of-month stocks 19U7-U9=100)
Seasonally a d j u s t e d
Unadjusted
1958
1958
|
1957
1957
Oct, j S e p t .
Oct.
Oct, S e p t . j
Oct,

h

/o,
ft?

Percenl"Sge
change Oct.
1958 from
Month j Year
ago
ago

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

1U2
142
158
131

lltl
137
rl55
132

138
138
156
139

161
160
182
lii7

11*7
ihk
rl63
137

156
rl56
180
15U

+ 1
+ 4
+ 2
0

+
+
+
-

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
S t . Louis

176
203
I46
136

175
198
1U5
136

17 U
208
147
151

201
221
160
153

181
206
151
1U3

198
227
161
169

+ 1
+ 2
+ 1
0

+ l
- 2
- 1
-10

lUl
P159
P170
Pl58

1U2
155
16U
158

1U8
rl62
176
rl64

156
P173
P187
P178

1U8
159
17 b
16 k

164
177
193
rltiU

1
+ 3
+ 3
0

-

Minneapolis
Kansas C i t y
Dallas
San Francisco
United S t a t e s

3
3
1
5

5
2
3
4

j Pl52
+ 1
150
155
P170
157
- 2
rl73
1
* Based on s e a s o n a l l y a d j u s t e d indexes.
p—Preliminary.
r—Revised.
Note:—Indexes a r e based on value of stocks 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 19U7 t o October 1957 see Federal Reserve
B u l l e t i n f o r December 1957, pp. 1323-1352. Indexes p r i o r t o 19kl may be obt a i n e d from t h e D i v i s i o n of Research and S t a t i s t i c s . 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 are shown r e g u l a r l y i n t h e B u l l e t i n .