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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
OF CHICAGO BOARD OF G O V E R N C ^ - # L T i ^ l S & A L RESERVE SYSTEM
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G.7.4.2

FOR BMED1ATE RELEASE
February 3 , 1956
MONTHLY DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS
(Based on r e t a i l d o l l a r amounts)
DECEMBER 1955
The v a l u e of department s t o r e s t o c k s i n c r e a s e d f u r t h e r i n December a f t e r allowance f o r
t h e u s u a l s e a s o n a l change. The a d j u s t e d i n d e x i s
e s t i m a t e d a t 135 p e r c e n t of t h e 1947-49 a v e r a g e ,
compared w i t h 131 f o r November. Stocks a t t h e end
of 1955 were 8 p e r c e n t g r e a t e r t h a n a y e a r e a r l i e r .

F e d e r a l Reserve
District

Index Numbers
P e r c e n t a g e change
(average end-of-month s t o c k s 1947-49=100) December 1955 fror
Seasonally adjusted
Unadjusted
Month
Year
1955
1954
1955
i 1954
ago
ago
Nov.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec. | Nov.
126
121
131
124

123
119
rl2 8
119

119
rll5
121
117

117
110
115
110

144
136
rl47
135

Ill
rl05
107
104

-19
-19
-22
-18

+
+
+
+

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
S t . Louis

Pl58
Pl56
127
133

154
159
123
130

1UU
144
rl21
118

pl32
P137
115
120

167
180
142
147

120
127
rl09
106

-21
-24
-19
-19

+ 9
+ 8
+ 6
+13

Minneapolis
Kansas C i t y
Dallas
San F r a n c i s c o

13 4
145
Pi57
plii2

128
li|2
149
137

119
rl31
139
rl29

120
131
pl42
pll9

142
• 157
165
151

107
117
rl25
108

-16
-17
—.14
-21

+12
+11
+13
+10

pi35

131

rl25

pll9

148

110

-19

+ 8

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

United S t a t e s

6
5
8
5

p—Preliminary.
r—Revised.
N o t e : — I n d e x e s a r e based on v a l u e of s t o c k s a t end of month. For d e s c r i p t i o n and
monthly i n d e x e s f o r t h e p e r i o d January 1919 t o October 1951 see F e d e r a l Reserve
B u l l e t i n f o r December 1951, p p . 1463-1515. 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 a r e shown r e g u l a r l y i n t h e B u l l e t i n . P e r c e n t a g e changes
a r e based on u n a d j u s t e d i n d e x e s .