Production Indicators
                                                       Latest    Week  % Change
                                                         week     ago   year ago
      STEEL (3/20) thous. of net tons                   1,770    1,809 #   -3.3
      AUTOS (3/20) units                              116,731  132,748 r#   7.1
      TRUCKS (3/20) units                             100,771  102,306 r#  13.1
      ELECTRIC POWER (3/20) millions of kilowatt-hours 58,477   56,673 #    8.4
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (3/20) thous. of bbl./day     13,201   12,901 #    1.4
      COAL (3/13) thous. of net tons                   19,269 # 18,319      1.1
      PAPERBOARD (3/13) thous. of tons                  810.4 #  817.4 r   -0.2
      PAPER (3/13) thous. of tons                       794.0 #  805.0 r    3.3
      LUMBER (3/13) millions of ft.                     498.9 #  489.3     -3.8
      RAIL FREIGHT (3/13) billions of ton-miles          21.2 #   20.6      4.4
      
      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 (3/24)              117      117    134
      GERMAN MARK (3/24)              1.63     1.67   1.66
      BRITISH POUND (3/24)            1.48     1.45   1.72
      FRENCH FRANC (3/24)             5.55     5.66   5.62
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (3/24)          1.25     1.25   1.19
      SWISS FRANC (3/24)              1.51     1.53   1.51
      MEXICAN PESO (3/24) superscript 3
                                     3.094    3.099  3.085
      
      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 (3/24) $/troy oz.                             331.000   328.750   -3.0
      STEEL SCRAP (3/23) #1 heavy, $/ton                 108.50    108.50    21.2
      FOODSTUFFS (3/22) index, 1967=100                  205.8     201.5      0.5
      COPPER (3/20)  /lb.                                100.0     100.0     -5.5
      ALUMINUM (3/20)  /lb.                               53.3      53.6    -11.8
      WHEAT (3/20) #2 hard, $/bu.                          3.79      3.66   -13.5
      COTTON (3/20) strict low middling 1-1/16 in.,  /lb. 56.53     57.63     9.3
      
      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 (3/19) S&P 500                      450.80    453.81   10.2
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (3/19)                   7.61 %    7.54 % -9.2
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (3/19)               101.2     101.3     5.0
      BUSINESS FAILURES (3/12)                         403       407     -13.3
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (3/10) billions               $397.5    $396.9    -2.4
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (3/8) billions               $3,441.3  $3,443.2 r  -0.8
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (3/6) thous.        361       376     -16.4
      
      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
      ORDERS FOR DURABLE GOODS: MFG. (Feb.) billions       $135.0    $132.1 r   14.7
      BUDGET SURPLUS OR DEFICIT (-) (Feb.) millions    -$47,594   $29,812 r     -3.2
      IMPORTS (Jan.) millions                           $44,311   $46,562        7.0
      EXPORTS (Jan.) millions                           $37,008   $39,671        4.3
      Sources: Commerce Dept., Treasury Dept.
      
      Monetary Indicators
                                             Latest      Week  % Change
                                              week       ago   year ago
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (3/8)                 $1,032.5  $1,036.1 r   9.9
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (3/10)              278.1     279.1    -4.6
      FREE RESERVES (3/17)                    1,241       541 r   185.3
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL PAPER (3/10)      148.4     148.4 r   6.5
      
      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 (3/23)                    2.93 %   2.72 %  3.94 %
      PRIME (3/24)                            6.00     6.00    6.50 
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (3/23)         3.16     3.19    4.29 
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3-MONTH (3/24)  3.09     3.12    4.25 
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (3/19)               3.13     3.13    4.30 
      
      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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