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March 13, 1964

, WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALiS: - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS

Percentage change from corresponding
" peribd a year ago
(Based on retail dollar.amounts)
| Jan.
Week ending
. j Mar. 71 Feb. 291 Feb. 221Feb. 15
| 19&4

Areas and Cities Within
Federal Reserve Districts
Boston District
Metropolitan Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Quincy
Lowell
New York District
Metropolitan Areas
Buffalo
New York-N.E. New Jersey
Newark
New York
Rochester
Syracuse
Philadelphia District
Metropolitan Areas
Wilmington
Trenton
Lancaster .
Philadelphia
Reading
Scranton
Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton
Cleveland District
Metropolitan' Areas
Lexington
Akron
Canton
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Downtown Cleveland
Columbus
Springfield
Toledo
Youngstown
Erie
Pittsburgh
Downtown Pittsburgh
Wheeling




-16
-19
-12
- 5
-14,
- 1

+23
*18
+29
+14
+ 9
+19

+34
+33
+35
+17
+29
+21

N.Y.
N.Y. N.J.
N.J.
N.Y.

+18
+24
+21
+23
+ 3
+17

r+15
+26
+20
+23
r.+lO
r+10

+21
+ 2
0
+ 2
+ 7
- 3

Del.

+12
+29
+17
+ 9
+21
+ 4
+17

+22
r+32
r+27
r+18
+40
+35
+28

r+17
+10
+ 7
+ 6
+ 9
- 2
-14

N.J.

Pa.
Pa.

Ky.
Ohio

W. Va.

+22
+15
+28
+ 9
+28 . +4l
+18
r+21
+18
+31
+10
+12
+28
+29 .
+ 9
+23
+24
+23
+28
r+31
+ 9
r+13
+26 . +27
+18 . +19
+23
+26

+19
+12
+29
+28
+17
+12

+ 7
+12
+ 1
. +13 .
+12
+14

1
+
+
-

o
0
1
1
8
3

+
+
+
+
, +
+

7
7
3
6
7
4

-3
0
+12
-7
+24
+14
+20

+ 8
+11
+ 7
+11
+ 8
- 2
- 1

+11
+13
+11
+ 3
+10
+17
+13
+15
+16
+21
+ 8
+13
+10
+17
+ 9 : - 1
+13
+ 5
r+ 1
+20+ 8
+16
+20
+ 7
+ 3 : +12
+16
- 5

+15
+ 9
+ 5
+ 8
+ 8
- 2
+10
+11
+11
+ 9
+10
+ 6
+ 1
+ 5

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
Areas and Cities Within
Federal Reserve Districts

Richmond. District
Metropolitan- Areas
Washington
Downtown Washington
Baltimore
Downtown Baltimore
Richmond
Atlanta District
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Mobile
Jacksonville
Miami
Tampa-St. Petersburg
Atlanta
Augusta
New Orleans
Cities
Miami Downtown
Central Atlanta

D.C.

Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Based oni retail dollar amounts)
Jan.
Week ending
1965
Mar. 7 [Feb. 29)Feb. 221Feb. 15
. +13
+ 6
+17
+14
+ 7.

r+10
+ 6
+20
r +22
r+ 9

La*

- 2
+10
+35
+13
+17
+21
+42
+18

+15
+16
+24
+ 7
r+24
+15
+14
+41

Fla.
Ga.

+ 8
+15

111.
Ind.
Mich.

Md.'
Va.

Ala.
Fla.
"

Ga.
"

+12

3
1
5
4
8

+ 6
- 2
+17
+10
+ 5

+ 5
+21
+33
+16
+ 4
+17
+35
+71

0
-14
+18
+14
+ 4
+17
+10
-4l

+ 3
+ 2
+14
+13
+ 8
+ 8
+ 4
+11

r+ 4
+ 8

+11
+10

+ 8
+12

+ 9
+ 2

+27
+43
+27
- 3
+16

+17
+15
+13
+14

+10
+ 8
+20
+ 6
+ 4

+13
+ 4
+16
+16
+ 4

\

V+ 9
+ 3
0
r+ 9

+
+
+
r+

Chicago District
Metropolitan -Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
"Grand Rapids
Milwaukee

Wis.

+22
+22
+26
+10
+ 4

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

Ark.
Ky.
Mo.
Tenn.

+19
+ 9
+25
+ 5

+ 4
r+19
r+l6
+12

+12
+22
+20
+10

+
+
-

9
9
4
3

+13
+17
+ 5
+11

Minn.
1
1

- 4
- 8
-11
+ 8

+30
+30
+27
+29

+11
+ 9
+ 8
+16

+16
+15
+11
+18

+ 8
+ 7
+12

+11

- 6

+ 5

- 3

+ 6

Minneapolis District
Metropolitan Areas
Mpls.-St. Paul
Mpls. and Suburban
Minneapolis
St. Paul & Suburban
Cities
Duluth-Superior




"

Minn. & Wis.

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES MTD AREAS (Continued)

Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
| Jan.
Week ending
1964
Mar. 71 Feb. 291 Feb. 22iFeb. 15

Areas and Cities Within
Federal Reserve Districts
Kansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
Kansas City
Downtown Kansas City
St. Joseph
Lincoln
Omaha
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
City
Joplin
Dallas District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Houston
San Antonio
San Francisco District
Metropolitan Areaa
Los Angeles-Long Beach
Downtown Los Angeles
Westside Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
San Franc is c o-Oakland
San Francisco
Oakland
San Jose
Portland
Salt Lake City
Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma
r—Revised




Col.
Kans.
Mo.-Kans.
Mo.
"

Nebr.
"

N. Mex.
Okla.

+ 4
+21
+ 9
+13
+16
+23
+19
+21
+ 4
+ 1

+18
+ 4
+26
+14
+ 2
+12
+13
+ 4
+ 7
- 1 . - 1
• +11
r+ 9
+ 6
r 0
+ 4
- 1
+ 7
+ 7
+ 8
+ 7

+ 7
+ 1
+ 2
0
- 7
-16
-2
-15
+10
+11
+ 3

+17
+ 7
+ 8
. +12
+ 2
- 3
+ 8
+ ~7
+12
+ 7
+ 5

Mo.

- 1

+11

"-'9

+ 4

+12

Tex.
1
1

+14
+18
+24
+ 5

+16
- 6
+27
+ 4

+19
+ 5
+13
- 1

+10
+15
+18
+ 4

+10
+ 5
. +13
+ 5

+15
- l
+ 8
+26
+15
+12
+ 8
+ 6
+20
+ 3
+15
+ 1
+ 2
+ 4

+
+
+
+
+
+
+
-

"

i
i

Calif.
"
"
"
"
"

Ore.
Utah
Wash.
"

+
+
-

7
1
1
7
5
4
4
7
0
4
3
2
9
5

+ 5:
- 5
r+ 1
r+18
+ 5
+ 3
- 1
- 7
+ 6
-10
+16
- 9
- 3
+ 2

+ 4
-15 - 2
+20
+ 7
+ 5
+ 4
-3-.
+ 6
0
0
- 6
+ 1
- 4

1 + 7
i + 1
+ 5
+15
+ 8
+ 1
- 4
-15
+ 9
+ 8
+ 2 ^
- 4
- 3
- 2

•Not available


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