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Online Extra: Production Index Components


PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL 7/14 thous. of net tons 2,124 2,102# 4.3

AUTOS 7/14 units 63,500 63,500# 2.5

TRUCKS 7/14 units 103,300 103,300# 13.5

ELECTRIC POWER 7/14 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 88,617 81,057# -1.0

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 7/14 thous. of bbl./day 15,379 15,125# -1.7

COAL 7/7 thous. of net tons 19,614# 22,065 -8.3

LUMBER 7/7 millions of ft. 213.5# 308.5 -26.4

RAIL FREIGHT 7/7 billions of ton-miles 29.6# 34.3 -2.3

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

Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Dept., WWPA? Association of

American Railroads

LEADING INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

ECRI LEADING INDEX 7/6 1992=100 143.9 142.9r 5.3

STOCK PRICES 7/13 S&P 500 1552.5 1530.4 25.6

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 7/13 5.8% 5.9% -0.2

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 7/2 billions $7,263.5 $7,259.0r 6.4

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 7/14 thous. 301 309r -2.9

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 7/14 446.5 453.9 12.0

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 7/14 1717.4 1636.9 24.7

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

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

PRICES

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

GOLD 7/18 $/troy oz. 666.750 663.000 3.9

STEEL SCRAP 7/19 #1 heavy, $/ton 240.83 240.83 2.1

COPPER 7/13 ?/lb. 368.5 363.8 -3.5

ALUMINUM 7/13 ?/lb. 127.5 125.6 4.4

COTTON 7/13 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., ?/lb. 62.23 59.03 25.3

OIL 7/18 $/bbl. 75.25 72.73 3.4

CRB FOODSTUFFS 7/17 1967=100 321.72 320.67 23.6

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 7/17 1967=100 501.11 500.10 23.6

Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Metal Bulletin, Platt's Metals Week,

Memphis market, NYMEX, Commodity Research Bureau

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

LATEST WEEK YEAR

WEEK AGO AGO

BRAZILIAN REAL 7/18 1.8600 1.8895 2.1839

BRITISH POUND 7/18 2.05 2.03 1.84

CANADIAN DOLLAR 7/18 1.04 1.05 1.13

EUROPEAN EURO 7/18 1.3803 1.3746 1.2587

JAPANESE YEN 7/18 121.96 122.49 116.89

KOREAN WON 7/18 916.1 918.4 957.9

MEXICAN PESO 7/18 10.738 10.802 10.868

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 7/18 85.3 85.8 89.5

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 7/17 5.28% 5.24% 5.22%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 7/17 3-month 5.19 NA NA

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 7/17 3-month 5.33 5.33 5.47

FIXED MORTGAGE 7/13 30-year 6.85 6.81 6.91

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 7/13 one-year 6.12 6.11 6.18

PRIME 7/17 8.25 8.25 8.25

#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.

NA=Not available r=revised NM=Not meaningful


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