Production Indicators
                                                       Latest  Week  % Change
                                                         week   ago   year ago
      STEEL (1/23) thous. of net tons                   1,772    1,766 #   3.1
      AUTOS (1/23) units                              108,593  119,563 r#  9.7
      TRUCKS (1/23) units                              84,756   94,860 r# 47.5
      ELECTRIC POWER (1/23) millions of kilowatt-hours 59,484   60,678 #  -0.9
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (1/23) thous. of bbl./day     13,090   12,959 #   3.5
      COAL (1/16) thous. of net tons                   17,977 # 18,367    -4.5
      PAPERBOARD (1/16) thous. of tons                   NA #    803.4     NA
      PAPER (1/16) thous. of tons                        NA #    764.0     NA
      LUMBER (1/16) millions of ft.                     446.0 #  435.1    -9.9
      RAIL FREIGHT (1/16) billions of ton-miles          20.5 #   20.6     2.5
      
      Sources: American Iron & Steel Institute, Ward's Automotive Reports, Edison 
      Electric Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Dept., American Paper 
      Institute, WWPA1, SFPA2, Association of American Railroads
      
      Foreign Exchange
                               Latest   Week  Year
                                week    ago   ago
      JAPANESE YEN (1/27)        124    125    126
      GERMAN MARK (1/27)        1.58   1.61   1.61
      BRITISH POUND (1/27)      1.51   1.54   1.78
      FRENCH FRANC (1/27)       5.35   5.51   5.50
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (1/27)    1.27   1.28   1.17
      SWISS FRANC (1/27)        1.46   1.47   1.44
      MEXICAN PESO (1/27) superscript 3
                               3.079  3.094  3.079
      
      Sources: Major New York banks. Currencies expressed in units per U.S. dollar, 
      except for British pound expressed in dollars
      
      Prices
                                             Latest    Week  % Change
                                              week     ago   year ago
      GOLD (1/27) $/troy oz.                 330.600  329.000  -7.3
      STEEL SCRAP (1/26) #1 heavy, $/ton      99.50    99.50   11.2
      FOODSTUFFS (1/25) index, 1967=100      201.3    201.6    -2.2
      COPPER (1/23)  /lb.                    103.0    103.0     1.6
      ALUMINUM (1/23)  /lb.                   56.5     57.0     0.9
      WHEAT (1/23) #2 hard, $/bu.              4.08     3.94   -5.1 
      COTTON (1/23) strict low middling 1-1/16 in.,  /lb. 
                                              54.99    54.16    7.3
      
      Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Chicago market, Commodity Research 
      Bureau, Metals Week, Kansas City market, Memphis market
      
      Leading Indicators
                                               Latest     Week    % Change
                                                week       ago    year ago
      STOCK PRICES (1/22) S&P 500               435.59    433.62    4.8
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (1/22)            7.90 %    7.96 % -3.9
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (1/22)         98.5      98.3     4.7
      BUSINESS FAILURES (1/15)                  427       428       9.8
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (1/13) billions        $404.6    $403.9 r  -0.6
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (1/11) billions       $3,448.0  $3,441.4 r   0.4
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (1/9) thous. 361       344     -18.0
      
      Sources: Standard & Poor's, Moody's, Journal of Commerce (index: 1980=100), Dun 
      & Bradstreet (failures of large companies), Federal Reserve Board, Labor Dept. 
      CIBCR seasonally adjusts data on business failures and real estate loans
      
      Monthly Economic Indicators
                                                        Latest    Month   % Change
                                                         month     ago     year ago
      HOUSING STARTS (Dec.) annual rate, thous.          1,302     1,234    16.5
      BUDGET SURPLUS OR DEFICIT (-) (Dec.) millions   -$38,945  -$32,730  1435.1
      REAL GROSS WEEKLY PAY (Dec.)                     $254.16   $256.81    -1.1
      RETAIL SALES (Dec.) billions                     $166.8    $164.8      8.0
      Sources: Commerce Dept., Treasury Dept., BLS, Census Bureau
      
      Monetary Indicators
                                            Latest  Week  % Change
                                              week   ago  year ago
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (1/11)              $1,033.8  $1,028.8 r 14.0
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (1/13)            276.2     278.5 r -5.5
      FREE RESERVES (1/20)                    987     1,095 r   27.0
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL PAPER (1/13)    145.2     144.9 r  9.2
      Sources: Federal Reserve Board (in billions, except for free reserves, which 
      are expressed for a two-week period in millions)
      
      Money Market Rates
                                       Latest  Week  Year
                                         week   ago   ago
      FEDERAL FUNDS (1/26)               2.96 % 3.35 % 4.01 %
      PRIME (1/27)                       6.00   6.00   6.50 
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (1/26)    3.19   3.21   4.09 
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3-MONTH (1/27)
                                         3.14   3.18   4.08 
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (1/22)          3.16   3.24   4.08 
      
      Sources: Federal Reserve Board, First Boston
      
      #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
      
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