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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM / *
September 30, 1953
DEPARTMENT STORE STOCKS IN AUGUST
...
(Based on retail value figures)

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Department store stocks increase..
further in August, after allowance for the usraZD/seasonal change. The seasonally adjusted indexes
for the month is estimated to be 131 per cent of
the 19U7-U9 average, compared with 130 for July and
118 for August 1952.

Federal Reserve
district

Percentage
change from

Indexes (19U7-U9 = 100)
Seasonally adjusted
~T9W
"195T
Aug,
July
Aug.

Unadjusted
Month
1952
1953
ago
July
Aug,
Aug,

106

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
j!leveland

P119
122
122
12U

117
rl21
122

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis

1U8
plUl
128
13U

iU5
1U8
125
131

131
131
119

plUi
121
130

120

117

115
P137
piUo
128

Hit

lUo
138

109
127
127
125

137
131
133

10b
120
rl2U
119

130

118

pl26

121

llU

Minneapolis
Kansas City

Dallas

San Francisco
United States

pl.
lj6
plU3
135
pl31

12U

1U6

109
rll3
rll3
109

116

pllU

118
116
119

Ikl

107
rl08
112

lUl
137
117
.122

Year
ago
+ 9

+ 8
+ 8

101+

+ 7
+10
+ 7
+ 6

131
131
110
115

+
+
+
+

5
3
U
7

+13
+ 7
+11
+13

+ 1
0
+ 7
- U

+11

105
rl09
107

+1U

+1U
+12

+ 8
+10

p—Preliminary.
r—Revised,
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. lJ+63-l5l5*
Indexes for the most recent thirteen-month period are shown regularly in the
Bulletin.