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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

0.7.4.2

June 5, 1959.

DATA FILE

•*#$

MONTHLY DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS
(Based on retail dollar amounts)

F ERD £ " L R EIEHV E B" N X

/>

APRIL 1959

OF CHICAGO
Seasonally adjusted department store stocks
^/t
increased 2 per cent in April, and were 6 per cent
^
6
above April 1958. The April index is estimated at 1 5 l ^ / ^ S <
per cent of the 1947-49 average compared with 148 in
^ Op
March and 143 in April a year ago.

•

Federal Reserve
District

•

e

#

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

' V
7

G'o

Percentage
change Apr.
from
1959 d
Month Year
ago
ago

+ 2

+ 6
+ 3
4 2,
. j

138
138
155
127

136
137
153
127

131
134
149
124

144
143
166
133

138
141
158
131

136
139
160
130

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis

P175
p201
142
141

171
195
138
138

167
190
131
141

pl84
p211
150
149

182
204
139
143

175
200
139
149

+ 2
+ 3
+ 3

+ 8

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

137
150
P175
pl66

139
150
169
163

129
145
rl64
rl52

141
158
pl82
pl69

143
156
178
165

132
153
rl70
rl55

- 2
0
+ 4
+ 2

+
+
+
+

pl5i

148

143

P 158

153

rl50

+ 2

+ .
6

United States
#

Index numbers
(Average end-of-month stocks 1947-49=100)
Seasonally adjusted
i
Unadjusted
1958 i
1958
1
1959
1959
Apr.
Apr.
Apr. 1 Mar.
Apr.
Mar.

$

+ 1
+ 1
0

+ 2

+ 2
+ 5
+ 6

0

7
4
7
9

* 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.