Production Indicators
                                                        Latest    Week   % Change
                                                         week     ago    year ago
      STEEL (2/13) thous. of net tons                    1,796    1,791 #   2.7
      AUTOS (2/13) units                               117,304  120,870 r#  9.0
      TRUCKS (2/13) units                               95,312   94,584 r# 33.9
      ELECTRIC POWER (2/13) millions of kilowatt-hours  57,824   58,911 #   0.2
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (2/13) thous. of bbl./day      13,066   12,907 #   5.7
      COAL (2/6) thous. of net tons                     19,912 # 21,152     3.0
      PAPERBOARD (2/6) thous. of tons                    846.5 #  851.3 r   6.2
      PAPER (2/6) thous. of tons                         771.0 #  785.0 r   0.4
      LUMBER (2/6) millions of ft.                       476.3 #  497.2    -7.8
      RAIL FREIGHT (2/6) billions of ton-miles            21.4 #   22.2     1.9
      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 (2/17)         120     121    129
      GERMAN MARK (2/17)         1.63    1.65   1.65
      BRITISH POUND (2/17)       1.44    1.43   1.75
      FRENCH FRANC (2/17)        5.52    5.59   5.60
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (2/17)     1.26    1.27   1.18
      SWISS FRANC (2/17)         1.50    1.53   1.49
      MEXICAN PESO (2/17) superscript 3
                                3.080   3.076  3.081
      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 (2/17) $/troy oz.             330.600   329.850   -6.4
      STEEL SCRAP (2/16) #1 heavy, $/ton 109.50    109.50    22.3
      FOODSTUFFS (2/12) index, 1967=100  199.4     196.1     -2.9
      COPPER (2/13)  /lb.                104.0     104.0     -0.8
      ALUMINUM (2/13)  /lb.               56.5      55.5     -2.6
      WHEAT (2/13) #2 hard, $/bu.          3.74      3.83   -18.5
      COTTON (2/13) strict low middling 1-1/16 in.,  /lb.
                                          55.01     53.63     8.8
      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 (2/12) S&P 500         446.33    446.15     7.8
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (2/12)      7.75 %    7.78 %  -6.3
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (2/12)  100.8      99.5      5.1
      BUSINESS FAILURES (2/5)             366       404      -30.0
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (2/3) billions   $397.8    $407.7 r  -2.5
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (2/1) billions  $3,430.7  $3,435.6 r -0.6
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (1/30) thous.
                                          340       352    -21.7
      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 (Jan.) annual rate, thous.    1,192   1,285 r   2.4
      PRODUCER PRICE INDEX (Jan.) finished goods     124.0   123.8 r 1.7
      RETAIL SALES (Jan.) billions                  $167.4  $166.8   6.6
      MANUFACTURERS' INVENTORIES (Dec.) billions    $379.1  $381.3  -1.8
      Sources: Commerce Dept., BLS, Census Bureau
      
      Monetary Indicators
                                           Latest     Week   % Change
                                            week      ago    year ago
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (2/1)              $1,035.2  $1,033.8 r  12.4
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (2/3)            279.3     277.0 r  -3.8
      FREE RESERVES (2/3)                  1,190 r     997 r    33.0
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL PAPER (2/3)    149.2     147.7    10.1
      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 (2/16)                       3.59 %    2.90 %  4.20 %
      PRIME (2/17)                               6.00      6.00    6.50 
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (2/16)            3.20      3.18    4.17 
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3-MONTH (2/17)     3.12      3.13    4.13 
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (2/12)                  3.13      3.18    3.91 
      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. 
      
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