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Production Index Components


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Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO% CHG

STEEL 6/3 thous. of net tons 2,223 2,309# 12.8

AUTOS 6/3 units 103,193 110,537r# -4.3

TRUCKS 6/3 units 134,288 151,848r# -7.4

ELECTRIC POWER 6/3 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 68,202 67,834# 5.3

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 6/3 thous. of bbl./day 15,439 15,408# 2.4

COAL 5/27 thous. of net tons 22,068# 21,441 4.0

LUMBER 5/27 millions of ft. 516.5# 517.7 -8.1

RAIL FREIGHT 5/27 billions of ton-miles 28.1# 27.4 -0.7

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

Electric Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Dept., WWPA, SFPAFD,

Association of American Railroads

LEADING INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO% CHG

ECRI LEADING INDEX 5/26 1992=100 124.8 125.6 0.2

STOCK PRICES 6/2 S&P 500 1477.26 1378.02 11.3

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 6/2 7.72% 7.90% 8.0

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 5/22 billions $4,763.3 $4,753.5r 5.7

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 5/26 thous. 286 285r -7.7

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 6/2 356.6 302.8 16.7

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 6/2 328.4 294.4 -56.7

Sources: Economic Cycle Research Institute, Standard & Poor's, Moody's,

Federal Reserve, Labor Dept., Mortgage Bankers Assn. (Index: March 16,

1990=100)

PRICES

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO% CHG

GOLD 6/7 $/troy oz. 284.100 272.250 8.7

STEEL SCRAP 6/7 #1 heavy, $/ton 103.00 103.00 30.7

COPPER 6/2 cents/lb. 84.4 87.0 24.1

ALUMINUM 6/2 cents/lb. 70.8 72.3 12.4

COTTON 6/2 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 59.72 62.34 2.3

OIL 6/6 $/bbl. 29.55 30.10 69.1

CRB FOODSTUFFS 6/6 1967=100 194.62 193.14 -2.0

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 6/6 1967=100 264.91 267.31 6.9

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

market, NYMEX, Commodity Research Bureau

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

WEEK AGO AGO

BRAZILIAN REAL 6/7 1.7990 1.8240 1.7500

BRITISH POUND 6/7 1.52 1.50 1.60

CANADIAN DOLLAR 6/7 1.48 1.50 1.47

EUROPEAN EURO 6/7 0.9615 0.9379 1.0466

JAPANESE YEN 6/7 105.49 107.65 119.12

KOREAN WON 6/7 1113.2 1129.5 1166.0

MEXICAN PESO 6/7 9.840 9.507 9.540

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 6/7 109.9 112.2 110.0

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

except for British Pound and European Euro in dollars. Trade-weighted dollar

via J.P. Morgan.

INTEREST RATES

LATEST WEEK YEAR

WEEK AGO AGO

FEDERAL FUNDS 6/6 6.47% 6.71% 4.68%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 6/6 3-month 6.58 6.62 4.89

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 6/7 3-month 6.71 6.84 5.05

FIXED MORTGAGE 6/2 30-year 8.65 8.74 7.50

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 6/2 one-year 7.35 7.32 5.94

PRIME 6/2 9.50 9.50 7.75

Sources: Federal Reserve, HSH Associates, Bloomberg Financial Markets

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

the BW index (chart); other components (estimated listed) include machinery

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

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

meaningful


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