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PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL (6/10) thous. of net tons 1,924 1,925# 1.0

AUTOS (6/10) units 137,524 95,344r# -4.3

TRUCKS (6/10) units 114,526 78,719r# -4.2

ELECTRIC POWER (6/10)

millions of kilowatt-hrs. 64,146 58,336# 3.2

CRUDE-OIL REFINING (6/10)

thous. of bbl./day 14,618 14,536# 2.1

COAL (6/3) thous. of net tons 18,037# 19,157 -3.7

PAPERBOARD (6/3) thous. of tons 931.1# 946.2r 5.3

PAPER (6/3) thous. of tons 849.0# 823.0r 3.3

LUMBER (6/3) millions of ft. 345.0# 415.0 -14.3

RAIL FREIGHT (6/3)

billions of ton-miles 21.3# 23.6 -0.5

Sources: American Iron & Steel Institute, Ward's Automotive Reports, Edison

Electric Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Dept., American Forest

& Paper Association, WWPA1, SFPA2, Association of American Railroads

LEADING INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STOCK PRICES (6/9) S&P 500 532.91 530.75 16.3

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (6/9) 7.28% 7.33% -7.3

INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (6/9) 113.5 114.1 NA*

BUSINESS FAILURES (6/2) NA NA NA

REAL ESTATE LOANS (5/31) billions $481.3 $477.7 11.8

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (5/29) billions $3,631.3 $3,624.4r 1.6

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT

(5/27) thous. 379 380 5.9

Sources: Center for International Business Cycle Research (CIBCR), Standard &

Poor's, Moody's, Journal of Commerce (index: 1990=100), Dun & Bradstreet

(failures of large companies), Federal Reserve, Labor Dept. CIBCR seasonally

adjusts data on business failures and real estate loans. *Historical data

available from CIBCR.

PRICES

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

GOLD (6/14) $/troy oz. 387.750 385.900 1.2

STEEL SCRAP (6/13) #1 heavy, $/ton 140.50 141.50 26.0

COPPER (6/10) cents/lb. 137.3 136.8 23.7

ALUMINUM (6/10) cents/lb. 85.0 87.0 31.8

COTTON (6/10) strict

low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 107.80 108.86 39.0

OIL (6/13) $/bbl. 18.88 19.14 -4.9

Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Chicago market, Metals Week, Memphis

market, NYMEX

INTEREST RATES

LATEST WEEK YEAR

WEEK AGO AGO

FEDERAL FUNDS (6/13) 5.97% 5.96% 4.21%

COMMERCIAL PAPER (6/14) 3-month 5.93 5.87 4.53

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT (6/14) 3-month 5.90 5.86 4.46

FIXED MORTGAGE (6/9) 30-year 7.75 7.89 8.45

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE (6/9) one-year 5.81 5.95 5.44

PRIME (6/14) 9.00 9.00 7.25

Sources: Federal Reserve, HSH Associates, Reuters Holdings PLC

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

LATEST WEEK YEAR

WEEK AGO AGO

JAPANESE YEN (6/14) 84.32 84.40 103.55

GERMAN MARK (6/14) 1.40 1.41 1.64

BRITISH POUND (6/14) 1.61 1.59 1.52

FRENCH FRANC (6/14) 4.91 4.95 5.58

ITALIAN LIRA (6/14) 1640.5 1638.5 1606.4

CANADIAN DOLLAR (6/14) 1.38 1.38 1.39

MEXICAN PESO (6/14)3 6.175 6.085 3.369

Sources: Major New York banks. Currencies expressed in units per U.S. dollar,

except for British pound in dollars

#Raw data in the production indicators are seasonally adjusted in computing the

BW index (chart); other components (estimated and not listed) include machinery

and defense equipment. 1=Western Wood Products Assn. 2=Southern Forest

Products Assn. 3=Free market value NA=Not available r=revised NM=Not

meaningful


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