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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, I960.

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MONTHLY DEPARTMENT tiTUKU,STUUMS
MUNThLI U i A t t l t l STORE STOCKS
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(Based on retail dollar amounts) ;
OCTOBER I960

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Seasonally adjusted department store st^cfc^yi-f.
declined slightly further in October. The index for
the month is estimated at 167 per'cent of the 1947-49
average compared with 168 in September and the record
high of 1 6 9 in August. In October 1959 the index was
158.

Federal Reserve
)

District

Index numbers
(Average end-of-month stocks 1947-49=100)
Unadjusted
Seasonally adjusted
19-59
I960
1959
I960
October
Oct. 1 Sept.
October
Oct,, 1 Sept,

Percentage
change Oct*
I960 j
from
Month Year
ago
aero

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

152
151
166
151

152
153
166
154

145
143
rl60
139

172
171
191
169

159
l6l
174
160

164
rl6l
rl84
156

0
- 1
0
- 2

+ 9

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis

184
231
159
150

188
230
160
152

rl80
225
151
143

209
251
175
171

199
239
166
161

205
245
167

- 2
0
- 1
- 1

+ 2

pl58
pl74
pl92
pl79

159
171
189
178

148
161
185
rl62

pl75
pl88
p212
pl98

rl66
P176
201
188

163
174
203
rl8l

+
+
+

1
1
2
1

+ 7
+ 8
+ 4
+10

pl6?

168

158

pl86

176

rl76

- 1

+ 6

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco
United States

163

+ 5
+ 6
+ 4

+ 3
+ 5
+ 5

Note:—Indexes are based on value of stocks at end of month. For description
of the series see Federal Reserve Bulletin for December 1957» PP* 1323-1336«
Back data may be obtained from the Division of Administrative Services.
Indexes for the most recent thirteen-month period are shown regularly in
the Bulletin.