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BOABD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31> 1957•

G.7.U.2
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MONTHLY DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS
fiEFEREMOE LIBRARY CBased on retail dollar amounts*

FEDERAL RESERVE BANK

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SEPTEMBER 1957

OF CHICAGO

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The value of department store stocks was unchdS^&^
at the end of September after allowance for the usual seasd^f^^
change. The seasonally adjusted index is estimated at 143
per cent of the 19U7—U9 average, the same as the level of the
preceding three months and three per cent greater than for
September a year ago.

Federal Reserve
#

District
Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

Index numbers
(Average end-of-month stocks 1947-49~1°0)
Seasonally adjusted
j
Unadjusted
1957
1955"
i w r
Sept.
Sept. | Aug,
Sept.
Sept.; Aug
128
13 4

1U2
129

125
134
rl4l
127

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis

P173
170
135
134

168
172

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

134
plUO
pl64
Pi53

135
140
170
157

pl43

143

United States

135
135

132

rl24
135

126

170
167
131
134

128

132
141
lU9
135
P179
177

lUl

145

140

148

pl46
pl74
Fl58

139

pl50

rl47

rl60

121

136

131

rl31
142

Percentage
change Sept.
1957 from

Month Year
ago ago
+ 9
+ 8

132

+10
+10

+
+
+

175
174

+ 5
+ 5

145

+ 7

+ 2
+ 2
+ 3

+ 7

151

134
153
rl69
rl53

+ 5

+ 3
+ 3

140

rl46

+ 7

+ 3

rl36
12U
171

168
131
135
rl32
139

168

138

+ 8

+ 5
+ 3

3
8
5
3

o

+ 5
- 5

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 1919 to October 1951 see Federal Reserve
Bulletin for December 1951, pp. 1463-l5l5• Indexes for the most recent
thirteen-month period are shown regularly in the Bulletin. Percentage changes
are based on unadjusted indexes.