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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
J u l y 7 , 1958.
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MONTHLY DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS
TBased on r e t a i l d o l l a r amounts)
MAY 1 9 5 8
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Department s t o r e stocks i n May were l i t t l e
from t h e A p r i l l e v e l , a f t e r allowance f o r t h e u s u a l 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 May i s lUU per
cent of t h e 19U7-U9 average, compared with lU3 f o r A p r i l .

F e d e r a l Reserve
District

index numbers
(Average end-of-month s t o c k s 19U7-U9=100)
Unadjusted
Seasonally adjusted
1957
1950
1957
1958
May
May A p r i l
May
April
May

*0

Percentage
change Mayv
1958 frcm
Month I Year
ago 1 ago

^ioston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

133
133
153
125

131
13U
rlU9
12 U

lUo
137
153
135

135
136
156
129

136
139
rl60
130

1U3
rlUl
156
139

+ 1
0
+ 2
+ 1

- 5
- 3
0
- 7

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
S t . Louis

169
P 190
133

167
190
131

Ha

182
198
1U2
151

170
pl92
137
1U0

175
200
139
1U9

rl8U
200
1U7
151

+ 1
0
+ 1
- 1

— 7
- U
- 6
- 7

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

127
plU6
16U
pl52

129
1U5
163
151

1U8
161
175
rl59

126
plU8
163
Pi5i

rl32
153
169
15U

1U7
rl62
173
rl58

+
+
+

2
1
1
1

-111
- 9
- 6
- u

plitU

1U3

152

plU6

1U9

155

+ 1

- 6

United S t a t e s

mo

* Based on s e a s o n a l l y a d j u s t e d i n d e x e s .

p—Preliminary.

r—Revised.

Notes—Indexes are based on v a l u e of stocks a t end ol 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 19U7 t o October 195? see F e d e r a l Reserve
B u l l e t i n f o r December 1957> pp. 1323-1352. Indexes p r i o r t o 19U7 may be obt a i n e d frcm t h e D i v i s i o n of Research and S t a t i s t i c s . 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 are shown r e g u l a r l y i n t h e B u l l e t i n .