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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
G.7.4.2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, i960,

MONTHLY DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
AUGUST I960
OV ^

/ '£>£
'
.

-

n.

Department store stocks increased furtS^t" g n
August and the seasonally adjusted index reached a new
high at 169 per cent of the 1947-49 average. This
compares with 16? in July and 160 in August 1959 •

Federal Reserve
District

Percentage
change Aug.
196a j
from
Month Year
ago aRC.

Index numbers
(Average end-of-month stocks 1947-49=100)
Unadjusted
Seasonally adjusted
I960
1 1959
I960
1959
!
Aug,. ! July
August
Aug. I July 1 August
153
154
166
157

149
151
166
160

147
rl47
rl64
136

149
150
159
150

135
137
149
147

143
rl44
rl57
130

+ 3
+ 2

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis

189
p232
158
pl54

187
227
155
154

184
217
155
147

186
P 225
155
P153

172
211
152
146

181
212
152
145

+ 1
+ 2
+ 2
0

+ 3
+ 7

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

pl62
pl64
pl91
pl82

157
165
190
rl80

148
157
182
167

P159
pl63
Pl91
pl8l

148
158
180
rl 77

145
155
182
166

+ 4

+10

pl69

167

rl60

pl65

158

rl57

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

United States

0

-

2

0

+ 1
+ 1

1
!

+ 4
+ 4
+ 1
+16

+ 2
+ 5
+ 5

+ 5
+ 9

+ 6

+

* 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.