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BOARD OF GOVERNORS.. OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
February 12, 195U
DEPARTMENT STORE SALES IN SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS'
(Based on Dollar Amounts)

Federal.Reserve District Area, and City

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United States
Boston District
• metropolitan Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Cambridge
Lowe11-Lawrence
Cities
Springfield
Providence
New York District
Metropolitan Areas
Buffalo
Rochester
Syracuse
Cities
New York
Newark

Cleveland District
Metropolitan Areas
Akron
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbus
Toledo
Erie
City
Pittsburgh

Chicago District
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Milwaukee

-23

+15
+ 9

0

-lit

12

+ u•
+ 5
+ h

- 6
- U
-3

- 2
+ 8
+ b

+ 3
0

N. Y.

ii
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N. Y.
N. J.

- 2
+ 1
-21
-21

+11
+11

• + 6
. -10

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R. I.

0

-3
+ 1
+ 1

. -16 . +10
-23 ' ; +iu

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+11
+12

+ 1
0
- 2

+ 9

- 3

+ .8

-

-12

- 2

+ 1 : -12
-11
•+ 5
+ 1
-13
+ 6
- 5
+ i
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-10
+'
3
-13

- 9
- 1
- 2
"+ 8
-10
- 2

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-23

- 3
+ 2
+ 3
+ 3
-13

+10
+ 7
+12
+19

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- 3
- 8
-'8

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- 3

- 9

111.
Ind.
Mich.
Y;is.

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-21
- 5 , -2h
- 2 , -29
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-11

La.
Tenn.

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-11
.

- 2.

+ U'
+ 8
• -11
• - 1

1

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-11
- 1
- 2
- 9
+.5
- 3
+ 2
- 8
-10
- 6
+ k j -13
+' 3
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0

+ 2

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Pa.

Ala.'
Fla. '

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+ 3

12

Pa.

+21

- 6
r+ 3
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+10
+ 3

0

Pa.

Ohio

+10

r-3
+16
+13
+30
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+ 5

- 1

r-; 2

-18
-18
-16
9
-15

Mass.
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Richmond District
metropolitan Areas
V ashing ton
;
D. C.
Downtown Washington
Baltimore
..
Md.
Va.
Richmond
Atlanta District
Metropolitan Areas
- Birmingham
Jacksonville
Hi ami
Atlanta
Augusta
New Orleans
Nashville

0

"

+ 1

Philadelphia District
Philadelphia

Percentage change frcm corresponding
period a year ago
*
V<eek e i
riding
Year
Jan. 16 |Jsn. 23 |J<m.. 30 [Feb. 6
1953

1
U
6
1

- 2
-7
, 0
- 3
' - tt - 5
+ 2 : - 1
+ 2
- 9
+11
r 0
r+ 5
- 9

h

0

- 2
-10
- 8
" - 3

+ 2

-

+

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- 6
+ 5

+ 1
+ k
+ 6
0
+

6
3
5 '
1
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+ 9
•- 6

1

:_5

-

- 3
- 3
-10
- 1

+ 1
- 1

-10

+10

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DEPARTMENT STORE SALES IN SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
(Based on Dollar Amounts)
Federal Reserve District Area, and. City

+ 1

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

Ark.
Ky.
Mo.
Tenn.

^

- 7

- 1

0

- 2

- 1
0
+ 2
0

— 6
-17
- 3
-17

- 3
- 1
+ 5
-15

+12
- 3
+ 1
+ 9

-12
- 7
- 1
-10

+_6

+ 6

Minn.

+ 7

+ 9

+ 1

+ 9

Minn. & V,is.

+ 1

+ 6

+ U

- 7

+ 5

- 1

Kansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
St. Joseph
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
City
Kansas City

0
+ 1
+ 1
+ 1

+ 1

l_5

r- 8

Colo.
Kans.

Minneapolis District
Metropolitan Areas
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Minneapolis City
St. Paul City
Cities
Duluth-Superior

Dallas District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
KL Paso
Fort V.orth
Houston
San Antonio

Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
week ending
Jan. lb | Jan. 23 |Jan. [Feb. 6
30

Year
1953

- 1
+ 1
0
- 2

- 6
-1H
- 7
- 5
- 1
-16
- 3

- 6
-15
-16
-13

+ 7

-

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- k
+ 1
0

+ 8

- 1

- 5

- 5

+ 1

Mo.
, N. Mex.
Okla.

+ 1
' - 2
- h
> 5
-13
-11
- 5

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-11

- 6

- U

+
+
+
-

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2.

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+ 2
- 2
- 1
-13
- 3

-18
-18
-21
+ 1
-13

+ h
-13
- 8
-15
-11

+ l
-5
- d
- 7
-15

0

-

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1
1
2
6
0
1
0
3
1
1
1
2
1

0
+ 1
+ 1
+ 2
- 5
- 5
- 5
- 6
-16
+ 2
-20
-17
-15

MO.

Tex.
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i
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"

San Francisco District
Metropolitan Areas
Calif.
Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles
uestside Los Angeles
San Diego
San Francisco-Oakland
San Francisco City
Oakland City
San Jose
Portland
Ore.
Utah
Salt Lake City
I ash.
,
Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma

+
+
+
+
+
+

2
1

6

- 6
- 8
-10
- 3
- 5
- 5
- 5
- 2
-15
- U
-16
-30
-32

- 1
+ 8
-11
+ 5
-17
-11
0

-9
' -9
-1U

r- 7

- 8
"

- 5
- 5
-i
0
- 6
- 5
-10
+ 3 '
-10
-19
0
• -20
+ 5

-12
-31
- 3
-10
- 3
- 2
- 7
- h
- 2
-16
- 5
-15
- h

r—Revised.
~
—Data not available.
1/ The increase shown for this week reflects in part the fact that sales last year
were reduced because of a curtailment in public transportation service in the city
of Philadelphia.




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