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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
G.7.4.2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, I960.
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MONTHLY DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS
(Based on retail dollar amounts)

^

—

R

^Aly

1959

%

Department store stocks increased 1 per cent^fif/^^/rw
November and were 5 per cent above the year-ago level. The^Qy
seasonally adjusted index for November is estimated at 160
per cent of the 1947-49 average compared with 158 in October
and 152 in November 1958,

Federal Reserve
District
Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

Index numbers
(Average end-of-month stocks 1947-49=100)
Seasonally adjusted
Unadjusted
1959
1958
1959
1958
Nov,
Oct.
Nov.
Nov.
Oct.
Nov,

Percentage
change Nov.
1959 j
:rcm*
Month Year
ago ago

145
145
160
142

145
rl44
rl59
139

142
140
rl55
130

170
167
184
160

164
rl62
rl83
156

166
l6l
rl79
147

0 + 2
+ 1 4 4
+ 1 + 3
+ 2 + 9

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis

P 183

p223
149
142

180
225
151
145

180
207
143
137

p207
P 252
170
162

205
245
167
163

r204
234
163
153

+
-

2
1
2
2

+ 1
+ 8
4 4
+ 4

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

150
pl64
p!87
P175

ri.47
160
185
162

140
166
172
rl6l

169
pl82
P 206
p!96

rl63
174
203
182

159
rl85
rl89
rl8l

+
+
+
+

2
3
l
8

+
+
+

pl60

158

rl52

pl82

177

173

United States

+ 1 + 5

* Based on seasonally adjusted indexes. p—Preliminary.
r—Revised.
Note:—Indexes are based on value of stocks at end of month. For description
and monthly indexes for the period January 1947 to October 1957 see Federal
Reserve Bulletin for December 1957, pp. 1323-1352. Indexes prior to 1947
may be obtained from the Division of Research and Statistics. Indexes for
the most recent thirteen-month period are shown regularly in the Bulletin.




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