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BOARD OF GOVERNORS' OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

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FOR 3MEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 1958.

WEEKLY DEPAR1MENT STORE SALbS - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS
Percentage change from corresponding
! period a year ago
,/
(Based on retail dollar amounts)-/
Week ending
2 mos.
I
1958 . Mar; 29 I Apr. 5 1 Apr. 12 I Apr. 19
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Federal Reserve DistrictJ
Area, and City

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UNITED STATES
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Metropolitan Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Quincy
Lowell
City
Springfield

Mass.

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-29
-19
- 1
-21
-38

-19
-23
-12
+ 9
-21
-16

-12

+25

+30
+33

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- 6

Del.
N. J.
Pa. ,

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Metropolitan Areas
Ky.
Lexington
Ohio
Akron
Canton
II
Cincinnati
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Cleveland
II
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Columbus
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Springfield
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Youngstown
Pa.
Erie
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Pittsburgh
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New York District
Metropolitan Areas
N. Y.
Buffalo
New York-N.E. New Jersey N.I.-N.J.
N. J.
Newark
N. Y.
New York
Rochester
Syracuse.
Philadelphia District
Metropolitan Areas
Wilmington .
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Lancaster
Philadelphia
Reading
Scranton
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vYEMLI- DEBARMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
1

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City
Richmond District
Metropolitan Areas
Viiashington
Downtown Washington
- Baltimore
Downtown Baltimore
Richmond
Atlanta District
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Mobile
Jacksonville
. Miami
Downtown Miami
Atlanta
.Augusta
Mew Orleans
~
Knoxville
City Tampa

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+15
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-28
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+ 7
+17
+ 9
+10
+ 2
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Ala.
Fla.
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Tenn.

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Fla.

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111.
Ind.
Mich.

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Ga.
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St. Louis. District
Metropolitan Areas
Little Rock
Louisville
St. Louis
Memphis

Ark.
Ky.
Mo.
Tenn. .




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Chicago District
- Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Grand Rapids
M ilwaukee

Minneapolis District
Metropolitan Areas
Mpls.-St. Paul
UpIs. and Suburbs
St. Paul
Cities
Duluth-Sup erior

Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)2 mos.
"Week ending
Mar. 29 | Apr.- 5 | Apr. 12 j Apr. 19
I
1958

- 7

+ 2

-17

+11
+ 3
-16
+ 9
+ 8

-17
-23
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-12

- 5

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-22
-15
-16

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+ 1

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"WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City
Kansas City District
. Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
Yuichita
Kansas City.
. .
St. Joseph
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
City
Joplin
Dallas District
MetropolitanAreas
Dallas
El Paso
Fort Vvorth
Houston
San Antonio
San Francisco District
Metropolitan Areas
Los Angeles-Long Beach
Downtown Los Angeles
vVestside Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco-Oakland
San Francisco City
Oakland
Portland
Salt Lake City
Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma

Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
: (Based on retail dollar amounts)-/
Week ending
2 mos,
1958 Mjar. 29 | Apr. 5 \ Apr. 12 | Apr. %9
-3

Col.
Kans.
"
Mo.•
"
N. Mex.
Okla.
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2
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2
3
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Mo.

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Wash.
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- 3

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r—Revised.
-K-Data not available.
1/ During March and April changes from a year ago reflect in part the fact that last
year Easter was on April 21 while this year it was on April 6. For this reason
it is estimated that in comparison with last year an allowance should be made for
an increase in sales of about 6 per cent for the month of March as a whole and a
corresponding decrease for the month of April. These allowances apply to the
figures for the United States.





Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63102