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Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO% CHG

STEEL 6/17 thous. of net tons 2,305 2,166# 19.7

AUTOS 6/17 units 120,005 130,531r# -3.4

TRUCKS 6/17 units 158,913 171,254r# 8.1

ELECTRIC POWER 6/17 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 75,156 69,170# 12.8

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 6/17 thous. of bbl./day 15,504 15,314# 4.3

COAL 6/10 thous. of net tons 22,237# 21,017 12.4

LUMBER 6/10 millions of ft. 520.1# 396.4 -3.6

RAIL FREIGHT 6/10 billions of ton-miles 27.9# 25.7 4.5

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 6/9 1992=100 125.2 125.2 -0.7

STOCK PRICES 6/16 S&P 500 1464.46 1456.95 9.1

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 6/16 7.60% 7.58% 5.8

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 6/5 billions $4,769.0 $4,757.7r 5.7

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 6/9 thous. 296 312r -1.0

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 6/16 305.7 309.5 1.4

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 6/16 329.3 329.4 -48.2

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 6/21 $/troy oz. 286.050 287.150 10.4

STEEL SCRAP 6/21 #1 heavy, $/ton 103.00 103.00 63.5

COPPER 6/16 cents/lb. 84.7 83.6 25.7

ALUMINUM 6/16 cents/lb. 72.5 70.3 12.4

COTTON 6/16 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 56.11 57.22 -0.4

OIL 6/20 $/bbl. 33.03 32.51 89.8

CRB FOODSTUFFS 6/20 1967=100 190.01 192.61 -2.8

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 6/20 1967=100 260.22 263.34 4.7

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 6/21 1.8115 1.8100 1.7880

BRITISH POUND 6/21 1.50 1.50 1.58

CANADIAN DOLLAR 6/21 1.47 1.47 1.47

EUROPEAN EURO 6/21 0.9453 0.9579 1.0337

JAPANESE YEN 6/21 105.59 106.63 121.93

KOREAN WON 6/21 1119.3 1114.5 1162.9

MEXICAN PESO 6/21 9.851 9.766 9.405

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 6/21 110.4 110.2 111.3

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 6/20 6.49% 6.46% 4.69%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 6/20 3-month 6.56 6.57 5.01

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 6/21 3-month 6.71 6.72 5.19

FIXED MORTGAGE 6/16 30-year 8.37 8.41 7.78

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 6/16 one-year 7.38 7.33 6.09

PRIME 6/16 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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