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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 1963

G.7,4,2
MONTHLY DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
November 1962

The department store stocks index at the end of November was
off 1 point from the high of 120 (1957-59=100) reached in October.
Stocks were up 7 per cent from November 1961, however.

Federal Reserve
District

Index numbers
(Average end-of-month stocks 1957-59=100)
Seasonally adjusted
Unadjusted
1962
1961
1961
1962
Nov. | Oct.
Nov.
Oct.
Nov.
Nov.

Percentage
change Nov,
1962 from*
Year
Month
ago
ago

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

116
119
113
116

116
118
114
118

114
rll2
rl08
113

137
138
133

138

134
134
131
135

135
rl30
rl26 133

0
0
0
- 2

+
+
+
+

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis

121
123
122
119

119
125
124
117

138
rll3
110 • 144
113
136
116
135

135
140
135
133

130
rl28
126
131

+
+

2
2
2
2

+ 7
+12
+ 8
+ 3

111
pl08
pll3
pl28

113
111
113
129

108
rl09
rl05
rll7

129
pl26
P129
pl46

rl28
123
12 7
143

126
rl26
rll9
134

- 2
- 2
0
- 1

+ 3
0
+ 8
+ 9

pll9

120

rll2

P137

135

rl29

- 1

+ 7

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco
United States

2
6
5
3

*—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 1962, 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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