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December 9, 19^3

I J B R A R Y

STOCKS
MONTHLY DEPARTMENT'
(Based on retail"dollar amounts)
OCTOBER 1963
Department store inventories advanced to an all
time record high in October. After adjusting for the usual
seasonal influences, the index for the month is estimated
at 128 (1957-59=100), up 4 points from last month and up 8
points over October a year earlier.

Federal Reserve
District

Percentage
Index numbers
change Oct.
(Average end-of-month stocks 1957-59=100)
1963 from*
Unadjusted
Seasonally adjusted
Year
1962 Month
1963
1962
1963
ago
ago
Oct.
Oct.
Sent.
Oct.
Sept.
Oct.
+
+
+
+

+
+
+
+

6
5
2
9

123
124
116
129

119
120
rll4
126

116
118
rll3
118

143
141
134
148

129
126
rl21
135

134
134
131
135

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis

124
p!30
132
122

118
126
129
121

119
rl24
124
117

140
pl45
144
139

127
133
137
129

rl34
rl39
135
133

+ 5

+ 3
+ 3
+ 1

+ 4
4
*
+ 7
+ 4

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

P 122
pl24
pll9
p!39

122
120
115
133

115
111
113
129

P139
pl37
P135
P154

129
125
122
139

130
123
127
143

0
+ 3
+ 4
+ 4

+ 6
+11
+ 6
+ 8

pl28

124

120

pl44

131

135

+ 3

+ 7

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

United States

3
4
1
2

*—Based on seasonally adjusted indexes.
p—Preliminary
r—Revised
Note:—Indexes are based on value of stocks at end of month. For description of
the series see Federal Reserve Bulletin for July 19&2, pp. 803-808. 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.

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