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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, I960.
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
,
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Jan,-Mar,
Week ending
I960 ft.pril 161 April 231 April 301 May 7
0
±18
+1
r±_2
z_l

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City
UNITED STATES
Boston District
Metropolitan Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
v
Cambridge
Quincy
Lowell
City
Springfield
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



±_i

+28

- 1

+ 2
+ 1

+31
+24
+42
+19
+29
+34

+ 1
+ 4

+ 9
- 3
- 2

Mass.

zl
-15
-12

II
+ 4
+14
- 1
r+ 1

- 1

+26

-23

-20

+ 2

"

t 2
-

±1
N.Y.
N.Y.-N.J.
N.J.
N.Y.
"
"

+18

+ 9

+20
+16

+11

6
4
9
7

+10
+ 5

r+18

- 4
+ 4
- 1

+ 6
+
+
+
+

Del.
N.J.
Pa.

- 1

+11

+12

+19

+15
+ 5

+20

0
+ 2

+ 6
r+20
r+14
r+18
+ 9
+ 4

±_1

r+12

- 5
+ 5
-27

r+13

+28

+11

+ 1
+12

+ 8
r+14
- 7
r- 3

+20
- 4
+ 1
- 1

+10

r+11

- 1

r+23
+11

+10

-3
0
-10
- 4

+ 7
+19

- 4

+ 8

+ 1

+ 7.

0
0
+ 1
- 3
- 1

+16

+ 2

+26

+ 2
+ 2
- 5

+40
+15

1-2 ,
Ky.
Ohio

-11
+
+
+

3
2
1
4

+ 2
+ 2

Pa,
W.Va.

0
0
+ 7
- 5
+ 3

+ 2
- 9

- 4
+20
+30
+ 5
+19
+12

+ 2
+28
+11

+21
• +21
~-9

+ 5

r

0
0

+22

+25

+11

+ 6
- 3

+18

+16
+17

+ 8

+10

-17
+ 1
+ 1

+ 1

+13
-20

: r
+ 9

+11
+ 8
+ 7

+
+
+

1
9
5
5

+ 1
- 4

zl
- 6
- 6
- 6
- 5
+ 1
+ 9
+ 5
- 2

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
Percentage change from corresponding
period* a year ago
,
'(Based on "retail dollar amount's)—'
Jan.-Mar.
Week ending
April 161 April 231 April 301May 7
I960

Federal Reserve District,
Area, .and City-

Richmond District
Metropolitan Areas
. Washington
Downtown Washington
Baltimore
Downtown Baltimore
Richmond
Atlanta District
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Mobile
Jacksonville - . F
Miami
Tampa-St. Petersburg
Atlanta
. Augusta
Columbus
•
New Orleans
Knoxville
Cities
Central Atlanta
Miami-Downtown
Chicago District
.
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
. Detroit
Grand Rapids
- Milwauke e
St. Louis District
Metropolitan Areas
Little Rock
. Louisville •
St. Louis
Memphis
Minneapolis District
Metropolitan Areas
Mpls.—St. Paul
Mpls, and Suburbs
St. Paul
Cities
Duluth-Superior




'

- 8

Wis.

Ark, "
Ky.
. " Mo. .
Tenn.

Minn.
"
V
Minn. & Wis.

+35

+23

+ 5
0
+ 4
- 3
q

r+ 9
r- 1
+19
+19
+ 4

±26

zJ;

' r+_2

r+_l_

- 6
- 4
+14
+ 3
+3
- 1
- 3
« 6
t
- 5
- 6.

+15
+36
+47
+23
+24
+33
+40

-13
- 1
+31
+14
+14

+ 5
+ 4
- 6
r+22

- 2
- 3
- 3
+12

-18 -

+11

+38

- 3
+ 1
-13

+15.
- 3
r- 5
r+ 1
r+16

+ 4
+ 1
-12
- 3

-16
+ 2

+ 7
+20

-31
- 7

- 5r- 5

- 9
- 4

+16

±3

±_z

- 4

+ 1 *
0
+ 6
^,,+ 3
+ 5

+16
+20
+15

+ 1

+ 6
+ 2

+ 9

+22

+ 6
+20

±11

±i

-10
+ 4
- 3
- 3

+12
+ 5
+ 9
+20

+10
+16
+12

- 1

;

111.
Ind.
Mich.

r+10

- 4

-

-±Jt

+ 1

Ala.
"
l a .
"
"
Ga.
"
"
La.
Tenn.
..—
Ga.
Fla.

+29

- 2

D.C.
"
Md.
"
Va.

+17

+12

+ 3
+4
0

+17
+33
- 8

+12

+21

+ 6

- 3
- 9
- 7
-11
- 9

- 1

+22
+25

+ 8

-

+11

- 3
-+11

+ 8
+ 7
+13

-10
-14
'-6

-13

+ 8
+11

- 3
+ 3
-15
- 3

r+6
+ 7
+32
0
0

- 3

-11
- 7
- 5
-11

r

±_8
+ 9
+ 5
+17

- 3
- 3
- 5
+ 5

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
n/
(Based on retail dollar amounts) —
Jan.-Mar.
Week ending
.960
(April 161 April 23fApril 301 May 7

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City-

Kansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
Kansas City
Downtown Kansas City
St. Joseph
Lincoln
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
City
Joplin
Dallas District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Fort Worth
Houston
San Antonio
San Francisco District
Metropolitan Areas
Los Angeles-Long Beach
Downtown Los Angeles
Westside Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco-Oakland
San Francisco City
Oakland
San Jose
Portland
Salt Lake City
Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma

+16

=_2

+ 1
- 7
-14
- 3
- 6
-10
- 5
- 4
- 6
- 7

+ 8
+26
+ 2
+20
+17
+30
+22
+26
+ 2
+20

- 6
+ 7
-11
- 1
+ 3
+ 9
- 1
-12
+ 4
-10

r- 6
+ 4
-22
+ 2
- 5
- 3
r+ 1
-18
-13
- 7

+ 1
-17
-18
- 3
- 9
-10
- 8
- 5
- 9
-13

Mo.

-12

+32

-14

-21

-5

zJL

=10

Tex.
t
i
i
r
n

+ 2
-11
- 7
+ 6
- 6

+21
+28
+29
+13
+33

+ 5
-23
-11
- 7
-11

- l
-29
-11
0_
-14

- 8
-16
- 9
-11
-12

+ 1

+12

_o

+ l
+ 7
+14
+14
+25
+26
+31
+ 8
+27
+14
+44
+16
- 2
+15

+10
+1
+49
- 6
+15
- 5
- 2
-13
r- 1
-17
-2
- 6
+12
- 6

Col.
Kans.
Moo-Kans.
Mo.
Nebr.
N.Mex,.
Okla.

+22

"

Calif.

"

n
"

Ore.
Utah
Wash.
"

i
r

+
+
+
+
+
+
+
-

1
2
2
3
3
4
2T
4
8
1
0
- 6
- 2
- 5

+ 1
0
8
7
2
3
5
0
+ 2
+14
- 5
- 9
+11
- 8
+
+
+
—

0
- 4
+ 2
+ 9
0
- 2
+ 3
+ 4
0
- 4
-10
- 4
- 8

r—-Revised.
*Not available.
l/ During April changes from a year ago reflect in part the fact that last year
Easter was on March 29 while this year it was on April 17* For this reason it
is estimated that in comparison with last year an allowance should be made for
an increase in sales of about 8 per cent for the month of April as a whole*
These figures apply to the figures for the United States.




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