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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 1961,

G.7.4.2
MONTHLY DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
APRIL 1961

Department store inventories increased slightly in
April. The seasonally adjusted index is estimated at 162
per cent of the 1947-49 average compared with l6l in March
and 158 in April I960.

Federal Reserve
District

Index numbers
(Average end-of-month stocks 1947-49=100)
Unadjusted
Seasonally adjusted
I960
I960
1961
1961
April
Aoril 1 March
Aoril
Aoril | March

Percentage
chsnco Apr *
1961 j
From
Month Year
ago aeo

149
146
157
143

145
14?
rl58
142

141
rl45
157
139

155
151
168
150

147
150
rl62
146

147
150
168
146

+ 3
1
0
4- 1

+ 6
+ 1
0
+ 3

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis

183
p229
150
148

182
221
rl51
rl50

rl83
224
146
147

190
p238
159
154

186
232
rl51
rl51

rl89
155
153

+ 1
+ 4
1
1
-

0
+ 2
+ 3
+ 1

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

148
pl68
179
pl78

146
166
rl79
179

146
157
rl82
rl74

151
P174
186
pl80

150
169
183
178

150
rl64
189
rl77

+ 1
+ 1
0
- 1

+ 1
+ 7
- 1

pl62

161

rl58

pl68

164

165

0

+ 2

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

United States

232

+ 2

*—Based on seasonally adjusted indexes.
p—Preliminary.
r—Revised.
Note:---Indexes are based on value of stocks at end of month. For description of
the series see Federal Reserve Bulletin for December 1957» pp. 1323-1336.
Back data may be obtained from the Division of Administrative Services.
Indexes for the most recent thirteen-month period are shown regularly in
the Bulletin.