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DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS IN DECEMBER 1952
(Based on r e t a i l value f i g u r e s )

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F e b % $ M % 1953
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Department s t o r e stocks a t t h e end of December were s l i g h t l y lower than
a t t h e end of November, a f t e r allowance f o r t h e usual seasonal change. The
s e a s o n a l l y a d j u s t e d index f o r t h e month stands at 119% of t h e 191+7-1+9 average,
compared with 120 f o r November and 119 f o r December a year ago.

Federal Reserve
district

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

Percentage change
—
from
Unadjusted
Seasonally adjusted
, Month ,
Year
; 1951 . ago
1952
| 1951
1952
ago
Dec.
i Dec. 1 Nov. | Dec. ! Dec. j Nov.
i
108
- 1
+
-21
110
Ill
10it
131
115
102
128
rl05
-21
111
111
rlll+
- 3
100
120
-21+
105
131
113
ilk
- 5
- 6
101+
128
112
118
98
113
-23
Indexes (191+7-1+9 = 100)

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
S t . Louis

132
142
pllit
128

132
136
118
130

rl28
133
117
119

116
12l+
pl06
112

1U8
153
136
11+3

rll2
116
109
105

-22
-19
-22
-21

+
+
+

3
7
2
7

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San F r a n c i s c o

pl08
pl2l+
P131
126

111
121+
130
127

106
121
rl2l+
119

P 99
pill
plZO
112

123
11+0
11+6
ll+l

97
108
rlll+
106

-19
-21
-17
-20

+
+
+
+

2
3
5
6

P119

120

119

pl08

136

rl07

-21

United S t a t e s

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p—Preliminary.
r—Revised,
N o t e I n d e x e s and percentage changes are based on value 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 indexes f o r t h e p e r i o d January 1919
t o October 1951 see Federal Reserve B u l l e t i n f o r December 1951, pp. 11+631515. Indexes f o r t h e most r e c e n t thirteen-month p e r i o d are shown
regularly in the Bulletin.