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PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL 12/27 thous. of net tons 1,853 1,850# -2.2

AUTOS 12/27 units 30,807 87,353r# NA

TRUCKS 12/27 units 66,380 171,844r# 3202.5

ELECTRIC POWER 12/27 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 72,419 77,134# 3.6

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 12/27 thous. of bbl./day 15,172 15,001# 1.7

COAL 12/20 thous. of net tons 20,969# 20,990 -6.4

LUMBER 12/20 millions of ft. 507.4# 507.8 2.4

RAIL FREIGHT 12/20 billions of ton-miles 29.9# 30.3 -1.3

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

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

Association of American Railroads

LEADING INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

ECRI LEADING INDEX 12/19 1992=100 130.5 131.2 9.5

STOCK PRICES 12/25 S&P 500 1095.9 1088.7 25.2

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 12/25 5.5% 5.5% -9.2

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 12/15 billions $6,054.8 $6,051.9r 4.2

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 12/26 thous. 339 354r -16.9

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 12/26 390.1 411.6 17.4

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 12/26 1644.3 1908.3 -63.9

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

eral Reserve, Labor Dept., Mortgage Bankers Assn. (Index: March 16, 1990=100)

PRICES

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

GOLD 12/30 $/troy oz. 416.250 409.250 19.9

STEEL SCRAP 12/30 #1 heavy, $/ton 157.67 157.67 67.4

COPPER 12/26 cents/lb. 106.0 105.1 42.5

ALUMINUM 12/26 cents/lb. 74.5 74.5 12.0

COTTON 12/26 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 66.99 66.55 25.6

OIL 12/31 $/bbl. 32.51 32.60 3.6

CRB FOODSTUFFS 12/30 1967=100 249.03 254.82 4.3

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 12/30 1967=100 308.28 305.30 23.7

Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Iron Age Scrap Price Bulletin, Metals

Week, Memphis market, NYMEX, Commodity Research Bureau

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

LATEST WEEK YEAR

WEEK AGO AGO

BRAZILIAN REAL 12/30 2.9069 2.9090 3.5400

BRITISH POUND 12/30 1.78 1.78 1.60

CANADIAN DOLLAR 12/30 1.29 1.31 1.58

EUROPEAN EURO 12/30 1.2551 1.2450 1.0479

JAPANESE YEN 12/30 106.97 107.36 118.52

KOREAN WON 12/30 1197.3 1199.4 1196.0

MEXICAN PESO 12/30 11.229 11.278 10.453

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 12/30 92.6 93.0 112.0

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 12/30 0.93% 1.00% 1.23%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 12/29 3-month 1.03 1.02 1.29

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 12/30 3-month 1.09 1.10 1.32

FIXED MORTGAGE 12/26 30-year 5.95 5.96 5.80

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 12/26 one-year 3.97 3.94 4.29

PRIME 12/30 4.00 4.00 4.25

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 and not 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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