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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
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December 12, 1952

DEPARTMENT STORE SALES, BY CITIES
(Based on Dollar Amounts) .

Federal Reserve District
and City

:

I
Percentage change from corresponding
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period a year ago
I Jan.- Month of I
- ' i '
i .
.
1 Sept.
Nov. 8 Nov.l5lNov.22tt Nov.29*1 Dec.
Oct.

UNITED STATES

0

+ 6

- 1
+~T
- 3
+ 3
+ 2
- 1

+ i
--TB"
+ 3
+ 7
+11
+ 9

-

- 7

+ 2
+ l
+ 10
- 1
+ b
+ 2

-13

r_5

0
-10
- b
- 3

- 5
-15
- 6
- 6

+
+

Philadelphia District
Philadelphia
Pa.

- l
- 2

+ 5
+ 2

- - 8
=1?

Cleveland District
Akron
Ohio
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbus
Toledo
Erie
Pa.
1
1
Pittsburgh

- 2
rr
0
- 2
+ 5
- 8
+ 2
- 5

+ b
r ?
+ b
0
+ 8
+ 9
+ 3
+ 2

-11
=15

Richmond District
Washington
Baltimore

+ 3
- 2
+ 3

+ 7
+ 1
+ 9

-12
=1S"

0

- 3

- 3

+ 8
rr
+ 7
+ b
+ k
+ 29
+ 9
+ 9

+12
+10
+ 8
+16
+ 13
+32
+11
+ 9

- b

- 3

+ b
+ 1
+ 6
+10
+ 6

Boston District
Ilew Haven
Boston
Lov/ell-Lawrence
Springfield
Providence
New York District
Newark
Buffalo
New York
Rochester
Syracuse

Atlanta District
Birmingham
Jacksonville
Miami
Atlanta
Augusta
New Orleans
Nashville
Chicago District
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Milwaukee

Conn.
Mass.
i
i
R.I.
N,J.
N.Y.

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D.C.
Md.
Ala.
Fla.
Ga.
La.
Tenn.
111.
Ind.
.Mich.
Wis.




0
- 3
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0

- 7
=~5 .
8
5
9
6

-1U

+ 3
+ 5
=T7
+15"
+ 3 ' + U
+ 13
- 7
+ 8
+ b
+15
+ 5

-16
- 3
-19
-31

+ 2
r ?
+ 9
0
+.2
+ 1

r-23
Z=2F
-16
r-2U
r-19
r-15

- 6

+ b
+ 3

-18
r=20 -

+ 1
0

2
7
U
3

- b

+• 8
+ 9
+ 6
+ 8
+17
- 5
0
+ 12

- 3
+ 2
+ 10
-10
0
-10
+ 3
- b
- 9
• - 4
. -10 • - 2
- 6
-17

,

-16
0
- 8
+ 9
- 5
- 5

.+ 6
rff
- 5
'"+1D
, + •5
+ 20
+ 5
+11

- 9, • =33T
+
-

- 5
- 5
- 8

+ 1

"+ 9

- 7

0
0
+

.

+.8
•735
0
+17
- 8
+19
+26
+ 9

2
-

1
.
3
9

2

+ 8
+ J>
+ :1
+13
+ U

-19

+ 1
. . ZT
- 1
;
- 6
+11
+ 2

- 1
- 8
0
0

-12

+ 1

-13
-11
-10
- 9
- 2
-17

+
+
+
+
-

6
b
2
9
8
3

r-17
-12
-21

+ 2
+ T
- 2

r- b
+ 1
-16
- 8
+ 8
r- 6
r- 7
-12 '

+ 7
+ 11
+ 1
+ 1

-1U
-17
-12
-17

+ 7
+ 9
+ 3
n
0
+ 8
.- 1

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DEPARTMENT STORE SALES' BY CITIES (Continued)

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Percentage change from corresponding
Federal Reserve District
and City
St. Louis District
Little Rock
Louisville
St. Louis Area
Memphis

Jan.- I Month of |
I
Sept. [ Oct. [Nov. 8 Nov.l5[Nov.22*[Nov.29*[Dec. 6

0
Ark.
rn
+ u
Ky.
+ 1
Mo.
Tenn. + 3

+ 8
+12
+ 9
+ 8
+13

0
0
- 5
0
- 1

- 2
+ 3
- 7
, - 6
+ 12

1
1
2
2

+ 5
HTF
+ 8
+ 5

- 8
-12
- 5

+ 8
+ 10
+ 2
+ 16

+ 1
+ 1
0
2
7
2
9

+ 3
+ 2
- h
+ 2
+ 1
- 3
+ 5
+10

j_3
+ 3
+ 23
+ 5
- 3
- 8
+ 1
0

+ 3
TT
- 6
- 4
- h
+ 8
- h
+16

+
+
+
+
+
+

6
3
7
3
9
7

+ 12
+ 12
+ 2U
+ 3
+ 23
+ 5

- 8

+ 8
rr
+11
+ 1
+ 12
+ 7

+1U
+19
+ 7
- 1
+16
+1U

-17
=2%

+ 7

+ 1
-15
-15
- 7

- 3
-11;
-10
-21

+17
- 5
+11
+ 10

+
+
+
+
+
+
+
-

h
1
5
2
h
6
5
2
1
1
1

+ 8
+13
- 1
+ 11
+ 3
+ 3
+ 9
0
+ 2
0

+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+

+19'

- 7

+ 18
+31
+ 22
+19
+13
+ 23
+ 6
+13
+ 3

-13
-li
- 7
-13
-15
- 8
- 9
0
+ 2

- 2
+ 1
- 5
0
- 3
- 1
-13
+ 3
+ 5
+ l
+ l

Minneapolis District
Minneapolis
Minn. St. Paul
Duluth-Superior ' »&Wis +
Kansas City District
Denver
Tcoeka
Wichita
Kansas City
St. Joseph Oklahoma City
Tulsa
Dallas District
Dallas
El Paso
Fort Worth
Houston
San Antonio

Colo.
Kans.

+
+
Okla.
+
"

Mo.

Tex*

"

San Francisco District
Los Angeles Area
Calif.
Downtown Los Angeles "
. Westside Los Angeles »
Oakland
San Diego
"
San Francisco
Portland
Ore.
Utah
Salt Lake City
Seattle
Wash.
Spokane
"

+

1

0
- 2
-11
- 2
- 2
- 1
0
- 2 "
+ 1
+ 5

5
b
5
5
5
8
6
8
8
8
1

+ 16
+11
+ 1
+ 8
+18
+
+
+
+

7
7
8
5

r+11
+ 7
- 2
+13
+10
+13
+ 5 '
+ 28

r-15
-12
-17
-17
- U

+ 5
+ 21
- 1
+ 5
+ h

-11
-13
- 6
-12

.+ 3
r~E
- 7
+ 5

-lh
-11
-11
-22
-15
-21
-12
-19

+ h
+ T
+
+
+

6
3
h
1
7

—

r—Revised.
-x-x-Data not available.
- : I using year ago comparisons for the weeks ending November 22 and November 29,
:-n
allowance should be made for the fact that in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday,
store closings occurred in the week ending November 2h> 1951 wnereas this year they
occurred in the week ending November 29.
NOTE—Since sales rise sharply with the approach of Christmas, the fact that, due
to this year -being a "leap"'year, the corresponding week last year was two days
nearer Christmas becomes increasingly significant in comparing weekly data. Allowance should be made for this calendar irregularity in evaluating the weekly percentage changes from a year ago.




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