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PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL 10/22 thous. of net tons 2,010 2,008# -0.4

AUTOS 10/22 units 91,343 87,291r# 7.9

TRUCKS 10/22 units 169,799 166,734r# 0.2

ELECTRIC POWER 10/22 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 71,194 71,097# 0.5

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 10/22 thous. of bbl./day 13,501 13,102# -9.0

COAL 10/15 thous. of net tons 20,557# 20,809 -5.1

LUMBER 10/15 millions of ft. 381.5# 378.2 6.5

RAIL FREIGHT 10/15 billions of ton-miles 33.4# 33.3 -4.0

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 10/14 1992=100 135.9 134.9r 3.3

STOCK PRICES 10/21 S&P 500 1179.6 1186.6 7.7

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 10/21 5.3% 5.4% -2.0

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 10/10 billions $6,610.0 $6,622.3r 4.1

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 10/22 thous. 328 355 -3.5

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 10/22 466.4 503.9 5.8

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 10/22 1916.8 2095.7 -14.2

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 10/26 $/troy oz. 473.200 465.900 10.5

STEEL SCRAP 10/26 #1 heavy, $/ton 208.00 208.00 -6.2

COPPER 10/21 cents/lb. 197.8 193.7 45.6

ALUMINUM 10/21 cents/lb. 93.9 92.2 4.5

COTTON 10/21 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 55.67 57.30 14.3

OIL 10/26 $/bbl. 60.74 61.88 16.2

CRB FOODSTUFFS 10/25 1967=100 247.64 258.67 -4.2

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 10/25 1967=100 333.41 333.47 6.5

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

Platt's Metals Week, Memphis market, NYMEX, Commodity Research Bureau

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

LATEST WEEK YEAR

WEEK AGO AGO

BRAZILIAN REAL 10/26 2.2868 2.2383 2.8615

BRITISH POUND 10/26 1.77 1.77 1.83

CANADIAN DOLLAR 10/26 1.17 1.18 1.23

EUROPEAN EURO 10/26 1.2069 1.1992 1.2713

JAPANESE YEN 10/26 115.86 115.44 106.44

KOREAN WON 10/26 1042.8 1053.4 1128.4

MEXICAN PESO 10/26 10.904 10.839 11.518

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 10/26 91.5 91.8 91.0

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 10/25 3.74% 3.71% 1.72%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 10/24 3-month 4.04 NA NA

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 10/25 3-month 4.18 4.13 2.06

FIXED MORTGAGE 10/21 30-year 6.25 6.17 5.81

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 10/21 one-year 5.14 5.06 4.04

PRIME 10/25 6.75 6.75 4.75

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 and not listed) include

machinery and defense equipment. 1=Western Wood Products Assn. 2=Southern

Forest Products Assn. no longer included. Historical data has been adjusted.

3=Free market value NA=Not available r=revised NM=Not meaningful


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