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Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK

YEARLY

WEEK AGO %

CHG

STEEL 6/10 thous. of net tons 2,166 2,223#

17.4

AUTOS 6/10 units 119,143 107,566r#

4.5

TRUCKS 6/10 units 163,455 135,527r#

11.1

ELECTRIC POWER 6/10 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 69,170 68,202#

-3.9

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 6/10 thous. of bbl./day 15,314 15,439#

2.1

COAL 6/3 thous. of net tons 21,017# 22,068

4.2

LUMBER 6/3 millions of ft. 396.4# 516.5

-14.5

RAIL FREIGHT 6/3 billions of ton-miles 25.7# 28.1

2.4

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 6/2 1992=100 125.9 124.7r 1.3

STOCK PRICES 6/9 S&P 500 1456.95 1477.26 12.6

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 6/9 7.58% 7.72% 3.4

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 5/29 billions $4,756.0 $4,767.6r 5.3

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 6/2 thous. 312 290r -4.0

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 6/9 309.5 335.0r -5.6

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 6/9 329.4 318.1r -53.1

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 6/14 $/troy oz. 287.150 284.100 11.0

STEEL SCRAP 6/14 #1 heavy, $/ton 103.00 103.00 30.7

COPPER 6/9 cents/lb. 83.6 84.4 23.1

ALUMINUM 6/9 cents/lb. 70.3 70.8 11.5

COTTON 6/9 strict low middling 57.22 59.72 -1.1

1-1/16 in., cents/lb.

OIL 6/13 $/bbl. 32.51 29.55 77.4

CRB FOODSTUFFS 6/13 1967=100 192.61 194.62 -2.6

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 6/13 1967=100 263.34 264.91 2.1

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

market, NYMEX, Commodity Research Bureau

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

LATEST WEEK YEAR

WEEK AGO AGO

BRAZILIAN REAL 6/14 1.8100 1.7990 1.7670

BRITISH POUND 6/14 1.50 1.52 1.59

CANADIAN DOLLAR 6/14 1.47 1.48 1.46

EUROPEAN EURO 6/14 0.9579 0.9615 1.0303

JAPANESE YEN 6/14 106.63 105.49 120.22

KOREAN WON 6/14 1114.5 1113.2 1164.5

MEXICAN PESO 6/14 9.766 9.840 9.478

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 6/14 110.2 109.9 110.5

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 6/13 6.46% 6.47% 4.67%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 6/13 3-month 6.57 6.58 5.00

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 6/14 3-month 6.72 6.71 5.11

FIXED MORTGAGE 6/9 30-year 8.41 8.65 7.61

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 6/9 one-year 7.33 7.35 5.99

PRIME 6/9 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 market value NA=Not available r=revised NM=Not

meaningful


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