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July 2k, 1953

BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
DEPARTMENT STORE SALES IN SELECTED CITIES AND; AREAS ,
(Based on Dollar Amounts)

Federal Reserve District, Area, and City-

Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
Week ending'
May , June 2 1 July U J^iy n [ July io
}
7»

United States

t-2 1

tJL

Boston District
Metropolitan Area
Lowell-Lawrence
Cities
Downtown Boston
Springfield
Providence

+ 2

+ 9

5

+ 3

+ 2

Mass.

+ 9

+-h

+15

+ 7

+ 1

Mass •

+ 1
+ 1
0

+ 7
+11
+11

+ 9
+ 7
0

+ 2
+13
+ 6

+ 2
+ 6
- 3

+ 8

+12

+ 5

t_E

+10
+1U+ 5

+10
+ 21
+ 12

+ 7
+12
r+ 8

+17
+12
+1U

0
+

+ 2

• IB.

.

R. I,

New York District
Metropolitan Areas
Buffalo
Rochester
Syracuse '
Cities
New York
Newark

N. Y.

+ 3
+ 6
+ 7

N. Y.
N. J.

- k
+ 2

+ 7
- + 9

+11
+12

+ 3
+ 7

+ 1
+12 .

Philadelphia District
City
Philadelphia

+ 3

+_5

Pa.

Cleveland District
Metropolitan Areas
Akron
Cincinnati
Columbus
Toledo
Erie
Cities
Cle veland
Pittsburgh

- 1
.

Chicago District
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Milwaukee




+15

+17

+ k

: +19

. +1U

+ 6

+ k

+ h

- u

+16

+ k

.

'

. Ohio
i
f
Pa.

+
+
+
+
+

.Ohio
Pa..

0
- 7
0 . - 5
+ 7
-5
+ 3
-Ik
+10
- U.

3
7
7
U
h

Ga.
La.
Term.

- 9
+ 3

+25
+11

.+ 6

r+ 5

+ 3

I

- 2

0
- U
+ i
+2

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+
+

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+ 3 .
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+ 6; .
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+ 3 •
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+ 7
•
+ 8

2
2
6
1
1 1

-

-11
-27
+ 1
-10
-32
-

1

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111.
Ind.
Mich.
Wis.

+ i
+ 5
+10 i

+ 1
- 2
+13
+ 8

+ 6
+ 5
- 2
.

•

+J.
Ala.
Fla.

+ 6
•+ 2
+17 . + 8
o
+17 . .
+ 8
- 2
+ 22
+ 5

+ 3
+ 3

+ 1
+ l

. "

Richmond District
Metropolitan Areas
Washington
D. C.
Downtown Washington
Baltimore
Md.
Richmond
Va.
Atlanta District
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Jacksonville
MiamiAtlanta
Augusta
New Orleans
. Nashville
•

tJ.

+ 1

. + 7
+
+10
+
+ 8 • +
+ 8
+
+ 2'
-- 1
- 9
-3
+16
-25
+ 3
"
+17
0]
-5
+13
+ k
- 5

r +

9
5
6
1
H

+13
+ 1
+19
r+ k
+ 20 • + 7
+ 7
+17

\ - 6
-8
+ 3
0
0
- 2
- 3
+ 5
— 2
-15
- k
- 9
+ 3

0
+ 20 + 6
+ 9
+ 20
+12
+15
- 5

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DEPARTMENT STOKE SALES IN SELECTED CITIES.AND AREAS (Continued)
(Based on Dollar Amounts)

Federal Reserve District, Area, and City

Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
Jan.-(
leek ending
!
(May 1, June 27j~July k ?:-(July llj July IF"
- 6

tlk

+ i

- h
-13
- 2
- 7

- 8
-12
- 7
+ 2

+ 6
+11
+17
+ 1

+
-

+ l

+_3.

+ 3

+ i
+ i
+ 3

+ 3
+ 3
0
+ 3 '
+ 8
+ h

+ 1

+ 5

+ 9

+ 9

r- U

-16

r+ 8

0

. -10
-2k
-21
- k
-15
-12

+ 6
+15
+ 6
+16
- 2
+1U

+ 5
+
-

-20

+11

+ 2

.-12

+ 6

+ 1

-12
-12
-1U
-ih
0

+12
+ h
- 3
+ 7
- 6

+ k
-15
- 7
+ 6
- U

+ 2

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

Ark.
Ky.
Mo.
Tenn*

Minneapolis District
L'ietropolitan Areas
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Minneapolis City
St. Paul City
Cities
Duluth-Sup erior

Minn.
"

Minn .mis.

+
+
+
+

1
h
5
U

+ 2

Kansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Tojeka
Y.ichita •
St. Joseph
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
City
Kaisas City

Colo.
Kans .
«

Mo.
Okla.
""

Mo.

Dalles District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Fort worth
Houston
San Antonio

+ 2
+ 3
+ 3
- 2
+1
+ 5
+ 2

tA
Tex.

"

San. Francisco District
Metropolitan Areas
-Los Angeles
Calif.
Downtown Los Angeles
Westside Los Angeles
San Diego
San Francisco-Oakland
San Francisco City
Oakland City
Portland
Ore.
Salt Lake City
Utah
Seattle
Wash,
Spokane
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+ 8
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- 2
- 6
+ k
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+ 2

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- l

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+ 9

0

+ 5
+ k
+ l
- k
- 5
- 6
- 2
-12
0
- k
- 3

+ 5
- 3
+ 6
-17
-11
-12
- 9
- 9
-10
- 6
-13

+12
0
+18
+ 6
+ 7
+ 2
+15
+ 5
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+ l
+ h

+ b
0
+ 1
- 9
0
- 3
+ 5
- 6
- 7
+ k
- 2

Not available.

- In using year ago comparisons allowance should be made for the fact that stores in
*
some cities were closed on Saturday July 5 as well as Friday July U last year, and
therefore the week this year had one more trading day.





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