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Production Index Components


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Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO% CHG

STEEL 7/8 thous. of net tons 2,242 2,243# 17.3

AUTOS 7/8 units 7,127 103,417r# -73.5

TRUCKS 7/8 units 22,646 134,169r# -15.3

ELECTRIC POWER 7/8 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 73,183 75,596# -5.9

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 7/8 thous. of bbl./day 15,397 15,441# 2.2

COAL 7/1 thous. of net tons 21,580# 21,702 7.0

LUMBER 7/1 millions of ft. 516.9# 526.3r 5.1

RAIL FREIGHT 7/1 billions of ton-miles 27.9# 27.2 7.7

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 6/30 1992=100 125.1 124.8r -1.0

STOCK PRICES 7/7 S&P 500 1478.90 1454.60 5.4

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 7/7 7.66% 7.69% 6.2

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 6/26 billions $4,776.2 $4,782.7r 5.5

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 6/30 thous. 319 292r 6.7

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 7/7 303.0 318.1 10.5

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 7/7 284.3 338.5 -45.5

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 7/12 $/troy oz. 279.950 286.850 9.7

STEEL SCRAP 7/12 #1 heavy, $/ton 103.00 103.00 62.2

COPPER 7/7 cents/lb. 85.0 85.6 5.5

ALUMINUM 7/7 cents/lb. 76.5 76.8 14.5

COTTON 7/7 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 52.88 53.70 0.9

OIL 7/12 $/bbl. 30.17 30.66 51.1

CRB FOODSTUFFS 7/11 1967=100 179.94 182.89 0.9

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 7/11 1967=100 253.54 256.95 -2.4

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 7/12 1.8025 1.8035 1.8210

BRITISH POUND 7/12 1.51 1.51 1.56

CANADIAN DOLLAR 7/12 1.48 1.49 1.48

EUROPEAN EURO 7/12 0.9424 0.9525 1.0136

JAPANESE YEN 7/12 108.09 106.96 120.74

KOREAN WON 7/12 1115.5 1117.0 1182.3

MEXICAN PESO 7/12 9.450 9.543 9.323

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 7/12 111.6 110.8 111.6

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 7/11 6.39% 7.03% 4.90%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 7/11 3-month 6.53 6.55 5.10

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 7/12 3-month 6.66 6.69 5.23

FIXED MORTGAGE 7/7 30-year 8.28 8.39 7.76

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 7/7 one-year 7.34 7.35 6.08

PRIME 7/7 9.50 9.50 8.00

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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