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B A D OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
OR

G.7.U.2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 1957
M N H Y DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS
OTL
(Based on r e t a i l dollar amounts)

^

»
VT

j/.

Seasonally adjusted department store stocks were Qty £/j>u
unchanged in April from the level of the preceding month.
4q ^
0
The adjusted index i s estimated a t liil per cent of the 191*71*9 average, compared with 3J4I f o r March and 136 for April
a year ago.

^Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

Index numbers
(Average end-of-month stocks 191*7-1*9=100)
Seasonally adjusted
Unadjusted
1957
1956
1957
1 1956
Apr. 1 Mar. Apr.
Apr. 1 Mar. 1 Apr,
I
128 rl29
128
133 rl32
133
12U
138 rl3U
131 rl31
130
U*l*
ll*o
11*0
131
135 136
127 127
123
131
133
129

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
S t . Louis

pl68 173
173 rl70
136 135
136 133

157
165
131
137

pl80
180
139
143

178
rl79
138
lUl

168
172
13k
Ikk

+
+
+
+

1
1
1
1

+ 7
+ 5
+ k
0

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

136
plUi1P 156
pll*7

H*3

156
11*5

128
11*5
15k
11*3

11*2
pll*9
pl6U
Pl52

137
11*7
162
1U5

133
151
162
rlli 8

+
+
+
+

k
1
1
5

+
+
+

pll*l

1U1

136

plU7

11*1*

142

Federal Reserve
District

United States

!

133

Percentage
1957 From
Month
Year
ago
ago
+ 1
0
+ 3
+ 6
+ 3
+3
+ 2
+ 1
*

+ 2

7
1
1
3

+ U

p—Preliminary.
r—Revised.
Note?—Indexes are based on value of stocks a t end of month. For description and
monthly indexes f o r the period January 1919 t o October 1951 see Federal Reserve
Bulletin f o r December 1951, pp. Il*63~l5l5. Indexes f o r the most recent
thirteen-month period are shown regularly in the Bulletin. Percentage changes
are based on unadjusted indexes.