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OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

GARMENT STORE STOCKS IN MAY
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Department s t o r e stocks a t the end of May
were 10 per cent above a year ago and, a f t e r seasonal
adjustment, were higher than at the end of A p r i l .
The a d j u s t e d index f o r May i s 129, compared with 126
i n A p r i l and 117 in May 1952.

Indexes (1947-49 = 100)
Federal Reserve
i seasonally adjusted
Unadjusted
district
1953
1952
1953
1952
May | A p r i l
May
May A p r i l t May
Boston
New York
Philadelphia
^Cleveland

pH7
116
120
117

118
114
rll6
116

109
rill
114
109

pl20
119
123
119

122
119
rl26
122

112
rll3
116
111

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
S t . Louis

146
plltO
123
149

139
141
123
139

rl29
126
114
124

150
pi4i
125
149

151
148
128
148

rl33
127
116
124

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

pll8
plUl
139
142

114
133
138
134

106
124
rl23
12.8

pl20
pi44
141
147

119
140
146
l4l

108
126
125
132

P129

126

rll7

132

120

United S t a t e s

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P132

Percentage
change from
Mointh
a go
l

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-W
—

+
+
—

+

1

Year
ago

2
0
2
2

+
+
+
+

0
4
2
0

+13
+11
+ 8
+ 20

1
3
4
4

+12
+14
+13
+11

0

+10

7
5
6
7

p—Preliminary.
r—Revised,
Note:—Indexes and percentage changes are based on value of stocks 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 period January 1919
to October 1951 see Federal Reserve B u l l e t i n f o r December 195l, pp. 14631515. Indexes f o r the most r e c e n t thirteen-month period are shown
regularly in the Bulletin.