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DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS IN APRIL
(Based on r e t a i l value f i g u r e s )

^ 4 / ^ N e 1> ^

Department s t o r e stocks at the end of April
were 9 per cent above a year ago and, a f t e r seasonal
adjustment, were 1 per cent higher than a t the end of
±
March, The adjusted index f o r April i s 126, compared
with 121 i n March and 116 i n April 1952.
Percentage
change from

Indexes (19lt7-U9 = 100)
Federal Reserve Seasonally adjusted
district
1933
I 1952
April | March| April
Boston
JJew York
^Philadelphia
Cleveland
Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
S t . Louis
Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco
United States

Unadjusted
Month
1952
1953
April | March April . ago

h
h
h

Year
ago
+
+
+
+

7
It
3
It

lilt
110
113
113

111
rllO
112
111

pl22
119
125
122

118
11$
120
119

lilt
rll$
121
117

+
+
+
+

139
litl
123
139

13 U
138
117
128

rl25
125
lilt
lilt

1$1
1U8
128
118

1U3
1U$
122
13$

rl3$
132
118
122

+ $
+ 2
+ $
+10

+12
+12
+ 8
+22

111
P13U
Pl38

13k

111
127
13U
131

10U
121
122
123

119
plltl
pllt6
111

11$
133
llt2
13 It

109
127
129
129

+
+
+
+

+ 9
+11
+13
+ 9

pl26

121

pll8
lilt
11$
116

116

pl32

127

122

i

j +

2

3
6
3
$

h

+ 9

r—Revised,
p—-Preliminary,
Note:—Indexes and percentage changes are based on value of stocks at end of
month# For d e s c r i p t i o n and monthly indexes f o r the period January 1919
to October 19$1 see Federal Reserve Bulletin f o r December 19$1# pp. 1^63151$. indexes f o r the most, recent thirteen-month period are shown
r e g u l a r l y i n the B u l l e t i n ,

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