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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 1955

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MONTHLY DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS
•-** (.Based on r e t a i l d o l l a r amounts)
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Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
S t . Louis
Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco
United S t a t e s

AFKIL 1955

/

^
%

%

/

0

Department store stocks in AprrUfltere
unchanged from the l e v e l of the preceding
a f t e r allowance for the usual seasonal changetK'fyg,
The a d j u s t e d index i s estimated a t 123 per c e n f %
of the 1947-49 average, compared with 123 f o r
March and 120 f o r April 195U- The end-of-month
stocks indexes have averaged 123 f o r the f i r s t
f o u r months of 1955*

Federal Reserve
District

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

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Percentage change
Index numbers
(average end-of-month stocks 1947-49=100) April 1955 from
unadjusted
Seasonally ac[justed
Year
Month
1954
1955
"1954
1955
ago
ago
Apr.
Mar.
Apr.
Mar.
Apr.
Apr.
3
2
4
3

+ 3
0
+ 2
+ 1

pl21
111
117
piiU

119
110
114
111

117
rll2
114
113

P 126

117
127
pl21

122
114
122
118

122
rll7
rl24
120

+
+
+
+

1U2
145
120
125

142
149
119
123

rl36
135
122
116

153
153
125
134

149
155
124
126

rl47
143
rl27
124

+ 3
- 1
+1
+ 6

+
+
+

5
7
2
8

pll3
139
pl35
124

114
rl39
135
128

111
rl28
rl30
116

pll8
148
Pl43
133

119
rl43
144
129

116
rl37
rl37
125

- 1
+ 3
— 1
+ 3

+
+
+
+

2
8
4
7

P123

123

120

pl30

128

127

+ 2

+ 3

p—Preliminary.
r—Revised.
Note:--Indexes and percentage changes are based on value of s t o c k s 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 p e r i o d January 1919
t o October 1951 see Federal Reserve B u l l e t i n f o r December 1951, pp. 14631515. Indexes f o r the most recent thirteen-month 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 . Percentage changes are based on unadjusted
indexes.