View original document

The full text on this page is automatically extracted from the file linked above and may contain errors and inconsistencies.

9VWa.#

FEDERAL

RESERVE

statistical

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 1962.

QM.2
MONTHLY DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS
(Based on retail dollar amounts)

*
RESERVE'S^

JANUARY 1962

Seasonally adjusted department store stocks decreased
slightly in January. The index for the month is estimated at 1?1
per cent of the 1947-49 average compared with 172 for December and
162 for January 1961.

Federal Reserve
District

Index
(Average end-of-month
Seasonally adjusted
1961
j
1962
Dec. 1 Jan.

numbers
stocks 1947-49=100)
Unadjusted
1961
1962
Jan.
Dec.
Jan.

154
153
172
151

158
153
rl72
151

147
rl49
rl60
rl42

137
138
151
133

147
143
rl55
138

pl96
p243
159
149

193
244
166
157

rl85
224
149
148

P173
P223
143
133

178
215
144
141

rl64
207
134
132

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

153
P178
P197
P192

160
176
188
185

148
169
rl82
178

140
pl6l
P173
P170

149
158
175
170

136
152
160
rl59

P171

172

162

P153

156

145

3
0
0
0

131
rl35
141
rl25

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis

Percentage
change Jan.
1962 from *
Month Year
ago
ago

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

United States

+
—

-

+
+
+

-

+
+
+
+

5
2
7
6

1
0
4
5

+ 6
+ 8
+ 6
0

4
1
4
3

+
+
+
+

l

+ 6

3
6
8
7

*—Based on seasonally adjusted indexes.
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.