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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
G.7.4.2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 1959.

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MONTHLY DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS
(Based on retail dollar amounts)

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m i l 9 5 9

—

Seasonally adjusted department store stodkg^^ " i z g
Qwere unchanged in May with the index estimated at
^
April level of 151 per cent of the 1947-49 average.
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Federal Reserve
District
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Index numbers
(Average end-of-month stocks 1947-49=100)
Unadjusted
Seasonally adjusted
1958
1959
1958
1959.
May
May 1 Apr. May
May
1 Aor.

Percentage
change May
rrom
1959 J
Month Year'
ago ago

138
136
156
128

138
138
155
127

133
133
rl49
128

141
140
160
132

144
143
166
133

135
136
rl52
131

0
1
+ 1
+ 1

+ 4

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St, Louis

172
p200
140
143

175
201
142
141

169
191
133
140

173
p202
145
143

184
211
150
149

170
193
137
140

2
1
1
+ 2

+
+
+
+

1
5
6
3

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

136
Pl54
P177
Pl67

rl38
rl51
174
166

133
146
164
rl53

135
Pl55
Pl75
pl66

rl40
158
181
169

132
148
rl62
rl52

1
+ 2
+ 2
+ 1

+
+
+
+

2
5
8
9

P151

151

144

Pl53

158

146

0

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

United States

-

-

—

+ 3 :

+ 5
0

+ 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.