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PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL 11/26 thous. of net tons 1,993 1,956# 3.2

AUTOS 11/26 units 53,697 84,047r# 1.0

TRUCKS 11/26 units 93,537 128,515r# -3.4

ELECTRIC POWER 11/26 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 71,568 71,993# 5.8

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 11/26 thous. of bbl./day 14,915 14,557# -5.0

COAL 11/19 thous. of net tons 21,708# 21,112 0.1

LUMBER 11/19 millions of ft. 379.5# 379.5 0.1

RAIL FREIGHT 11/19 billions of ton-miles 34.7# 34.3 -1.1

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 11/18 1992=100 134.9 135.8 1.6

STOCK PRICES 11/25 S&P 500 1268.3 1248.3 7.2

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 11/25 5.3% 5.4% -2.9

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 11/14 billions $6,632.1 $6,645.4r 3.6

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 11/26 thous. 320 337r -7.5

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 11/26 476.2 472.3 3.5

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 11/26 1484.3 1584.1 -22.4

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 11/30 $/troy oz. 495.650 487.600 9.5

STEEL SCRAP 11/30 #1 heavy, $/ton 229.67 208.00 -7.9

COPPER 11/25 cents/lb. 215.9 209.6 41.7

ALUMINUM 11/25 cents/lb. 99.4 97.4 10.8

COTTON 11/25 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 52.89 52.80 14.4

OIL 11/30 $/bbl. 57.62 58.16 27.4

CRB FOODSTUFFS 11/29 1967=100 249.98 250.79 -9.1

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 11/29 1967=100 331.61 332.51 2.3

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 11/30 2.2035 2.2390 2.7100

BRITISH POUND 11/30 1.73 1.72 1.93

CANADIAN DOLLAR 11/30 1.17 1.17 1.18

EUROPEAN EURO 11/30 1.1788 1.1823 1.3346

JAPANESE YEN 11/30 119.81 118.74 102.58

KOREAN WON 11/30 1033.7 1035.5 1046.1

MEXICAN PESO 11/30 10.558 10.608 11.129

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 11/30 92.1 92.2 87.8

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 11/29 3.99% 3.99% 2.02%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 11/28 3-month NA NA NA

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 11/29 3-month 4.37 4.36 2.38

FIXED MORTGAGE 11/25 30-year 6.41 6.46 5.83

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 11/25 one-year 5.32 5.34 4.25

PRIME 11/29 7.00 7.00 5.00

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 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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