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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3> 1957 •

G.7,14,2
MONTHLY DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS
(Based on retail dollar amounts)

F SB

U

RVE»*K

%

™

^

O F CHICAGO
Department store stocks in July remained at theQeJune level after allowance for the usual seasonal change,
The adjusted index for both June and July is lU3 per cent
of the 19U7-U9 average, compared with 138 for July a year
ago.
Federal Reserve
*

District

Index numbers
(Average end-of-month stocks 19U7-U9=100)
Unadjusted
Seasonally adjusted
~I9W
1 W T
1956
19FT
July
"July | June
July | June" 'July
127
136
139
127

128
13U
rlUO
128

132
127
132
125

115
124
125
117

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St, Louis

P171
171
138
1U1

175
169
139
139

159

pl67

132
139

130
129

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

130
plUl
pl70
plU8

13U
1U2
169
1U7

127
1UU
rl60
1U3

126

pi 35
pl6l
plU7

plU3

1U3

138

P135

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

United States

161

160

s

Percentage
change July
1957 from ,
Month Year
ago
ago

118
116

- k
- 2

121

119
115

- 5
- 3

170
159
130
128

155
151
12U
128

127
136
157

1U8

12U
138
rl52
lh2

137

130

119

126

rl31

+
+
+

3
7
5
2

- 2

+
+
+
+

i
6
5
1

+
-

+ 2

+ 1
0
+ 1
1
1
3
1

- 2

+ 6
+ h

- 1

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. 11*63-1515. Indexes for the most recent
thirteen-month period are shown regularly in the Bulletin. Percentage changes
are based on unadjusted indexes.