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~~~~PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL 4/29 thous. of net tons 2,101 2,062# -2.1

AUTOS 4/29 units 88,925 88,925# 2.4

TRUCKS 4/29 units 141,075 141,075# -6.9

ELECTRIC POWER 4/29 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 68,651 69,104# 3.0

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 4/29 thous. of bbl./day 14,749 15,042# -5.3

COAL 4/22 thous. of net tons 23,900# 23,775 14.1

LUMBER 4/22 millions of ft. 340.8# 344.3 -9.1

RAIL FREIGHT 4/22 billions of ton-miles 33.5# 33.0 2.1

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 4/21 1992=100 137.1 137.1 2.2

STOCK PRICES 4/28 S&P 500 1310.6 1311.3 13.3

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 4/28 6.0% 5.9% 14.2

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 4/17 billions $6,805.5 $6,773.9r 5.0

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 4/29 thous. 322 317r -5.6

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 4/29 433.3 389.4 -10.2

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 4/29 1565.6 1489.4 -24.0

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 5/3 $/troy oz. 673.600 635.500 57.1

STEEL SCRAP 5/3 #1 heavy, $/ton 236.50 236.50 12.3

COPPER 4/28 cents/lb. 339.8 316.6 121.8

ALUMINUM 4/28 cents/lb. 130.1 127.2 45.8

COTTON 4/28 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 51.19 53.12 -9.4

OIL 5/3 $/bbl. 72.53 72.28 44.2

CRB FOODSTUFFS 5/2 1967=100 249.32 248.63 -2.3

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 5/2 1967=100 395.18 393.66 17.7

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 5/3 2.0761 2.1190 2.4639

BRITISH POUND 5/3 1.84 1.78 1.90

CANADIAN DOLLAR 5/3 1.11 1.13 1.25

EUROPEAN EURO 5/3 1.2632 1.2454 1.2947

JAPANESE YEN 5/3 113.58 114.73 104.56

KOREAN WON 5/3 934.3 946.6 999.7

MEXICAN PESO 5/3 10.973 11.146 10.960

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 5/3 88.2 89.5 89.2

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 5/2 4.79% 4.74% 2.95%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 5/2 3-month NA 4.90 NA

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 5/2 3-month 5.11 5.07 3.16

FIXED MORTGAGE 4/28 30-year 6.68 6.65 5.91

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 4/28 one-year 5.88 5.83 4.57

PRIME 5/2 7.75 7.75 6.00

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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