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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
G.7.^*2

DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS IN JULY
(Based on retail value figures)

September 1, 1953

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Value of department store invent"S&)Bs rfp*
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justed index for the month is estimated
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per cent of the 19U7-U9 average, compared
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128 for June and 119 for July 1952.
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Federal Reserve
district

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Percentage
change from

Indexes (19b7-k9 = 100)

CD

1

Seasonally adjus " s
bd
Unadjusted
1953
1952
1953
1952
July
July
July | June July

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

P117
120
122
12U

117
rll8
122
rl22

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St, Louis

plU5
plU8
125
131

rlU6
1U7
rl23
rl32

110
rll5
112
113

pl06
107
109
112

110
rill
113
rll5

100
rl02
100
102

130 pliil
136 Pl37
115 ! 117
|
119 ! 122
|

139
139
117
rl32

126
126
107
111

109
136
130
rl36

105
rl21
120
121

123

111

ith
Moi
go

—
—

3
3
h

-

2

+

1

—

1

-

0
8

+

k

+

i

j
j

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco
United States
n«-«.Pv»Dl

117
plU6

piUo

138

11U
1U0
rlUl
rl35

P130

128

108
rl29
129
rl2U

! UU
:
! P137
! P13l
| 133
i
]
119 | pl 21

Year
ago
+ 6
+ 5
+ 9
+10
+12
+ 9
+ 9
+10

i
2
-

+ 9
+13
+ 9
+10

2

+ 9

~i m - n n v n :
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Note:—Indexes and percentage changes 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. li|63~
1515« Indexes for the most recent thirteen-month period are shown
regularly in the Bulletin.