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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF.THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
March-2-7, 1953.
.. -DEPARTMENT -STORE-SALESf IN. SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS
• . (Based on Dollar Amounts-)

Percentage change. from, corresponding
"
period a year ago 1/
Federal Reserve District, "Area, and City I
Jan.|
Week ending
:
1953[ Feb.28**[ Mar. 7[ Mar. liij Mar, 21
United States

•

Boston District"
Metropolitankreas
New Haven
Lowell-Lawrence
Cities
Downtown Boston
Springfield '
Providence ;
New York District
Metropolitan Areas
Buffalo
Rochester
Syracuse
Cities.
New York
Newark
• -v
Philadelphia District
City
Philadelphia
Cleveland District
Metropolitan Areas
Akron
Cincinnati
Columbus
Toledo
Erie •
Cities
Cleveland
Pittsburgh
Richmond District
Metropolitan Areas
Washington
Baltimore
Atlanta District
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Jacksonville
Miami •
Atlanta
. . .. ^ Augusta
New Orleans
Nashville
Chicago District ^
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis' •
Detroit
Milwaukee •
.
•

+ 3

+ 9

+ 9
V
±13

•t±

+16

+11

5

' + 6

Conn.
Mass'e

- 6
+19

' +12
+ h

+11
+ 27

+ 5
+ 7
+ 25

+15
+ 7
+ 1

+10
+ 3
< 1

- +15

R. I.

+ 3
+ 2
- 2

+ 2

rt- 6

t_2

" ^ 5
N. Y .

+ u+ 9
+Hi

+ 2
+22.
- 2-

+ 6
+10
+ 23

+17
r+16
r+18

N. Y .
N. J.

6
t 2

-10
+ k.

- 2
+11

+ 5
- 1

- +19
+11

,t!2
:

> 7'
+13

+10

tl

Ohio

•Ohio
Pa.

133

±_3

r+ k

- 8

+36

-3

r+ 2

+ 2

Pa.

+11

±JL

+13

' - 1
+ .6
+ .8
+ .U
- h

+16
+18
+23
+12
+13

+ 2U
- 6
+10
+15
- 2

+17
+ 3
+19
+ 23
+19

+ 2,

+ 5
+ 5-

+11
- 1

+1U
+10

+17
+13

. -Li

-

2

+ 3

Ala.
Fla.

La.
Tenn.

+U3
+27
+17

+ 1
+15
+ 1
+17
+11
+1L
+ k. ' + 8
+ 1
+ 7
+ 8
+3U
+ 5
+33'

Ind.
Mich.
Wis.




+16

+20
+lU

.

.

+ 2

.'.223.

- 2

+13
+llt

+13

r+20

+16

+ 7
+ 1
+ 9
+ 6
- 2
+29
' +3U

+35
+ 3
+12
+12
- 1
+30
• +19

+ 5
+17

Ll',

111.

-•v..?..

+ 5
+ 2

' +3U

0
+ 5
+ 6

D. C •
Md.

;

+11

+10

- 6
+ 5
+10
+ l

+ 9
+15
+17
+ 9

:-+ 7
+13
+10
+ 2

•:s
+2.?
+16

- 1

+12
+19
+10

+12^
+ 22
+18 '
+12

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

Federal Reserve District, Area, and City

St. Louis District
Metropolitan Areas
Little Rock
Louisville
St. Louis
Memphis
Minneapolis District •
Metropolitan Areas
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Minneapolis City
St. Paul City
Cities
Duluth-Superior
Kansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
St, Joseph
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
City
Kansas City
Dallas District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Fort Worth
Houston
San Antonio

percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago 1/
Jan.j
Week ending
1953 Feb. 20**| Mar. 71 Mar. lk[ Mar.21
0

+12

rfl5

+19

+ 7
+ 21
+16
+ 7

+19
+17
+19
+16

Ark.
Ky.
Mo.
Term.

+ 1
0
+ 1
- 5
+ _3

i x

l l

r+12

+ 35

Minn.

+ 1
0
+ 2

+ 8
+ 7
+ 9

+ 5
+ 6
+ 5

+12
+1U
+ 9

+35
+35
+36

»

+ 7
+12
+1U
+ 8

+ 8
+ 5
+ k
+15

Colo.
Kans.
Mo.
Okla.

+ 3

+ k

+ 6

r+11

+30

+ 1

Minn. W i s .

+10

XM-13

r+13

+18

0_
- 5
- 2
-10
+ h
+ 6

+11
+11
+ 7
+ 9
+10
+ 9

+ 5
+13
+19
-15
+1U
+ 8

+15
+21
+ k
+1U
+ h
+ h

+26
+11
+11
+1I0
+ 7
+ 6

Tex.

"

San Francisco District
Metropolitan Areas
Los Angeles
Calif.
Downtown Los Angeles
Westside Los Angeles
San Diego
San Francis co-Oakland
San Francisco City
Oakland City
Ore.
Portland
Utah
Salt Lake City
Wash.
Seattle
t
i
Spokane

- 2

+11

+19

+1U

+18

+ 6

Mo.

+10

+12

i+ 8

+18

+ k
+13
+ 3
+11

+ 20
+ h
+ 5
+ 9
+10

+lii
+ 5
+ 1
+18
+ 3

- 2
+19
+ 1
+13
+11

+13
+39
+ 7
+10
+38

- 2L

+10

+ 3

+12

r+l6

+ 9

+ 8
- 2
+ h
+ 2
+ 6
+ 6
+ 3
+12
+ 8
+ 7
+19 1

+12
+11
+10
+ k
-16
-20
- 9
+lk
- k
0
+• 8

+13
+ 7
+12
+10
+ 6
+ 1
+16
+ 9
+1U
+1L
+1U

+ 21
+17
+ 22
+ 8
+ 6
0
+15
+12
+ 22
+10
+16

+
+
+
+
+

6
2

h
2

k

0
+13
+22
+ 9
+11
+ h

r—Revised.
*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 13 -while this year it will be on April 5» For this reason
it is estimated that in comparison with last year an allowance should be made for
an increase in sales of about h per cent for the month of March as a whole and a
corresponding decrease for the month -of April as a whole.
* * — I n using year ago comparisons for the week ending February 28 allowance should
be made for the fact that "Washington*s birthday occurred in the week ending
February 28 this year whereas last year it occurred in the previous week. In some
cities, stores were closed in observance of the holiday, while in others special
sales were held#





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