Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Businessweek Archives

Business Week Index


Business Week Index

BusinessWeek Index

PRODUCTION INDEXThe production index increased modestly during the week ended July 12. Beforecalculation of the four-week moving average, the index rose to 124.7, from123.5. In the latest week, advances in the seasonally adjusted output levels ofcoal and lumber as well as rail-freight traffic offset declines in steel,electric-power, and crude-oil refining production. Auto and truck productionwere skewed by plant closings for model changeovers and some strike activity.BW production index copyright 1997 Bloomberg L.P.PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL (7/19) thous. of net tons 2,046 2,056# 5.5

AUTOS (7/19) units 113,360 34,982r# -0.8

TRUCKS (7/19) units 96,933 13,567r# 4.6

ELECTRIC POWER (7/19) millions of kilowatt-hrs. 77,484 69,507# 5.2

CRUDE-OIL REFINING (7/19) thous. of bbl./day 14,919 14,914# 5.5

COAL (7/12) thous. of net tons 19,420# 17,531 1.8

LUMBER (7/12) millions of ft. 480.2# 349.7 5.0

RAIL FREIGHT (7/12) billions of ton-miles 24.9# 22.1 -0.8

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

Electric Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Dept., WWPA1, SFPA2,

Association of American Railroads

LEADING INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STOCK PRICES (7/18) S&P 500 915.30 913.68 43.3

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (7/18) 7.15% 7.19% -6.0

INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (7/18) 105.6 105.5 -0.7

BUSINESS FAILURES (7/11) NA NA NA

REAL ESTATE LOANS (7/9) billions NA NA NA

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (7/7) billions $3,935.8 $3,926.7r 5.0

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (7/12) thous. 349 377 -4.1

Sources: Standard & Poor's, Moody's, Journal of Commerce (index: 1990=100),

Federal Reserve, Labor Dept.

PRICES

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

GOLD (7/23) $/troy oz. 324.900 319.500 -15.5

STEEL SCRAP (7/22) #1 heavy, $/ton 134.50 143.50 0.7

COPPER (7/18) cents/lb. 112.1 111.1 22.8

ALUMINUM (7/18) cents/lb. 75.0 75.0 9.5

COTTON (7/19) strict low

middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 71.67 70.86 -7.6

OIL (7/22) $/bbl. 18.76 19.43 -13.4

CRB FOODSTUFFS (7/22) 1967=100 238.67 239.60 -12.4

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS (7/22) 1967=100 332.72 332.75 -0.3

Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Chicago market, Metals Week, Memphis

market, NYMEX, Commodity Research Bureau

INTEREST RATES

LATEST WEEK YEAR

WEEK AGO AGO

FEDERAL FUNDS (7/22) 5.44% 5.47% 5.25%

COMMERCIAL PAPER (7/23) 3-month 5.54 5.57 5.50

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT (7/23) 3-month 5.57 5.60 5.51

FIXED MORTGAGE (7/18) 30-year 7.65 7.67 8.44

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE (7/18) one-year 5.81 5.78 6.21

PRIME (7/18) 8.50 8.50 8.25

Sources: Federal Reserve, HSH Associates, Bloomberg Financial Markets

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

LATEST WEEK YEAR

WEEK AGO AGO

JAPANESE YEN (7/23) 115.76 116.10 107.93

GERMAN MARK (7/23) 1.82 1.80 1.49

BRITISH POUND (7/23) 1.68 1.67 1.55

FRENCH FRANC (7/23) 6.14 6.07 5.03

ITALIAN LIRA (7/23) 1773.0 1745.8 1516.0

CANADIAN DOLLAR (7/23) 1.38 1.37 1.37

MEXICAN PESO (7/23)3 7.834 7.916 7.608

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX (7/23) 105.3 104.9 97.2

Sources: Major New York banks. Currencies expressed in units per U.S. dollar,

except for British pound in dollars. Trade-weighted dollar via J.P. Morgan.

#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. 3=Free market value NA=Not available r=revised NM=Not

meaningful

Return to top


LIMITED-TIME OFFER SUBSCRIBE NOW
 
blog comments powered by Disqus