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Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK

YEARLY

WEEK AGO %

CHG

STEEL 7/22 thous. of net tons 2,097 2,125#

6.1

AUTOS 7/22 units 115,461 40,145r#

33.0

TRUCKS 7/22 units 150,870 35,234r#

24.0

ELECTRIC POWER 7/22 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 78,815 79,636#

-2.9

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 7/22 thous. of bbl./day 15,674 15,558#

2.6

COAL 7/15 thous. of net tons 22,265# 19,491

6.2

LUMBER 7/15 millions of ft. 507.0# 267.2

-4.7

RAIL FREIGHT 7/15 billions of ton-miles 27.0# 23.5

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 7/14 1992=100 125.9 124.1 0.4

STOCK PRICES 7/21 S&P 500 1480.19 1509.98 9.1

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 7/21 7.60% 7.67% 4.4

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 7/10 billions $4,784.9 $4,786.8r 5.4

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 7/14 thous. 272 312r -13.7

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 7/21 313.1 331.2 17.0

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 7/21 359.6 371.9 -26.7

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 7/26 $/troy oz. 279.400 279.200 10.0

STEEL SCRAP 7/26 #1 heavy, $/ton 103.00 103.00 63.5

COPPER 7/21 cents/lb. 88.9 86.4 12.3

ALUMINUM 7/21 cents/lb. 77.5 76.5 12.6

COTTON 7/21 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 57.72 55.87 9.5

OIL 7/26 $/bbl. 27.66 31.12 36.6

CRB FOODSTUFFS 7/25 1967=100 173.05 174.41 -6.5

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 7/25 1967=100 255.87 255.33 -2.2

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 7/26 1.7885 1.8035 1.7900

BRITISH POUND 7/26 1.52 1.50 1.60

CANADIAN DOLLAR 7/26 1.46 1.48 1.51

EUROPEAN EURO 7/26 0.9428 0.9246 1.0662

JAPANESE YEN 7/26 109.19 108.29 115.90

KOREAN WON 7/26 1115.3 1112.2 1197.8

MEXICAN PESO 7/26 9.363 9.430 9.365

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 7/26 111.5 112.3 109.4

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 7/25 6.46% 6.47% 4.91%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 7/25 3-month 6.54 6.53 5.10

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 7/26 3-month 6.65 6.67 5.25

FIXED MORTGAGE 7/21 30-year 8.35 8.27 7.70

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 7/21 one-year 7.38 7.39 6.08

PRIME 7/21 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 market value NA=Not available r=revised NM=Not

meaningful


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