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BO.iHTi On GOVERNORS 0" THE "EDFJM, RESERVE
rCR TWEDIflV?, RELEASE

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DATA FILE

REFERENCE LIBRARY
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK

WQNTHIX DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS
(Based on r e t a i l d o l l a r amounts)

,956

September 1956
i ';L;D5,^X
Seasonally adjusted department store s t
OF CHICAGO
s l i g h t l y i n September from the record l e v e l of the preceding
month. The adjusted index i s estimated at 139 per cent of the
19U?-it9 average, compared with l l t l f o r August and 129 f o r
September a year ago.

Federal Reserve
District

Percentage
Index Numbers
Sept.
(Average end-of-month stocks 19ii7-U9=100) change, J
1956 from
Unadjusted
Seasonally sid jus ted
Month Year
1955
1956
1956
1955
ago
ago
Sent.
Sept
Sept. Aug.
Sept. I Aug.

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland
Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
S t . Louis
Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

United S t a t e s

rl30
123

127
123
132
123

+
+
+
+

6
5
9
7

+
+
+
+

175
P17U
138
1U5

167
163
129
136

155
163
rl28
133

+
+
+
+

h

+12
+ 7
+ 8
+ 8

13U
pl53
pl63
pl56

rl28
1U8
158
1U8

128
rlUl
rl59
rlU3

+
+
+
+

h
h
h
5

+
+
+
+

plli.6

138

135

+

6

+ 8

132
123
135
126
:

1
1

132
12?
rl35
127

12U
116
126
118 ;

136
130
1U1
132

169
pl67
131
13U

16U
166
133
136

150 :
156 |
rl22 !

128
plU?
pi5ii
pi5o

rl32
lii9
159
15U

122
135
rl50
rl38

p!39

lla

129

rl2k

:

128
12)4

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6
6

p—Preliminary.
r—Revised.
Note;—Indexes are based on value of stocks a t end of month. For d e s c r i p t i o n and
monthly indexes f o r the period January 1919 t o October 1951 see Federal
Reserve B u l l e t i n f o r December 1951* pp. Iii63-l5l5« Indexes f o r the most
recent thirteen-month period are shown regularly in the B u l l e t i n . Percentage
changes are based on unadjusted indexes.




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