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~~PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL 6/3 thous. of net tons 2,096 2,078# 8.0

AUTOS 6/3 units 81,320 81,360# 8.8

TRUCKS 6/3 units 130,900 129,720# 0.4

ELECTRIC POWER 6/3 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 79,174 73,935# 14.7

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 6/3 thous. of bbl./day 15,919 15,530# -1.4

COAL 5/27 thous. of net tons 22,721# 22,916 8.2

LUMBER 5/27 millions of ft. 348.6# 359.6 -5.4

RAIL FREIGHT 5/27 billions of ton-miles 34.5# 34.4 3.6

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 5/26 1992=100 136.4 137.0 3.5

STOCK PRICES 6/2 S&P 500 1288.2 1280.2 7.7

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 6/2 5.8% 5.9% 17.8

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 5/22 billions $6,804.4 $6,779.6 4.7

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 6/3 thous. 302 337r -9.6

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 6/3 395.6 395.5 -17.5

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 6/3 1356.0 1409.0 -42.6

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 6/7 $/troy oz. 617.750 653.000 45.5

STEEL SCRAP 6/7 #1 heavy, $/ton 283.33 283.33 74.4

COPPER 6/2 cents/lb. 373.2 395.1 133.0

ALUMINUM 6/2 cents/lb. 126.6 130.2 49.0

COTTON 6/2 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 51.97 50.43 4.3

OIL 6/7 $/bbl. 70.67 71.35 34.3

CRB FOODSTUFFS 6/6 1967=100 250.41 249.03 -0.7

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 6/6 1967=100 401.08 405.99 21.1

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 6/7 2.2545 2.3070 2.4620

BRITISH POUND 6/7 1.85 1.87 1.82

CANADIAN DOLLAR 6/7 1.11 1.10 1.25

EUROPEAN EURO 6/7 1.2785 1.2808 1.2234

JAPANESE YEN 6/7 113.57 112.65 107.29

KOREAN WON 6/7 948.2 945.7 1005.7

MEXICAN PESO 6/7 11.353 11.337 10.870

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 6/7 88.5 88.1 90.4

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 6/6 4.99% 5.02% 2.96%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 6/5 3-month NA NA NA

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 6/6 3-month 5.23 5.20 3.32

FIXED MORTGAGE 6/2 30-year 6.77 6.74 5.74

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 6/2 one-year 5.97 5.95 4.52

PRIME 6/6 8.00 8.00 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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