Production Indicators
                                                           Latest   Week  % Change
                                                            week     ago  year ago
      STEEL (4/17) thous. of net tons                       1,810    1,787 #   0.1
      AUTOS (4/17) units                                  107,762  110,823 r#  3.4
      TRUCKS (4/17) units                                  84,896   79,298 r# 18.6
      ELECTRIC POWER (4/17) millions of kilowatt-hours     51,209   51,846 #  -0.2
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (4/17) thous. of bbl./day         13,406   13,100 #   1.2
      COAL (4/10) thous. of net tons                       18,366 # 17,999    -1.4
      PAPERBOARD (4/10) thous. of tons                      824.0 #  828.9 r   3.7
      PAPER (4/10) thous. of tons                           788.0 #  797.0 r   2.1
      LUMBER (4/10) millions of ft.                         463.1 #  463.3    -8.2
      RAIL FREIGHT (4/10) billions of ton-miles              20.2 #   21.1    -1.5
      
      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 (4/21)                  111     114    134
      GERMAN MARK (4/21)                  1.60    1.59   1.65
      BRITISH POUND (4/21)                1.54    1.56   1.77
      FRENCH FRANC (4/21)                 5.42    5.36   5.58
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (4/21)              1.26    1.26   1.19
      SWISS FRANC (4/21)                  1.46    1.45   1.53
      MEXICAN PESO (4/21) superscript 3
                                         3.074   3.079  3.088
      
      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 (4/21) $/troy oz.                   339.000  338.250   0.3
      STEEL SCRAP (4/20) #1 heavy, $/ton       106.50   106.50   15.8
      FOODSTUFFS (4/20) index, 1967=100        205.9    207.3     2.2
      COPPER (4/17)  /lb.                       94.3     94.0    -9.0
      ALUMINUM (4/17)  /lb.                     52.8     52.5   -15.4
      WHEAT (4/17) #2 hard, $/bu.                3.67     3.70  -10.0
      COTTON (4/17) strict low middling 1-1/16 in.,  /lb.
                                                56.26    56.58    5.4
      
      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 (4/16) S&P 500               448.72    442.00     8.7 
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (4/16)            7.45 %    7.61 % -10.1
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (4/16)         97.4      97.7     -0.1
      BUSINESS FAILURES (4/9)                   383       381      -13.7
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (4/7) billions         $395.9    $395.1 r   -2.4
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (4/5) billions        $3,444.2  $3,439.6 r   -0.3
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (4/3) thous. 373       378      -10.3
      
      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
      INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION (Mar.) total index       112.0    112.0 r    4.1
      CAPACITY UTILIZATION (Mar.)                     79.9 %   80.1 %r   1.9
      IMPORTS (Feb.) millions                      $44,378  $44,306 r    8.0
      EXPORTS (Feb.) millions                      $37,181  $37,148 r   -1.3
      Sources: Federal Reserve Board, Commerce Dept.
      
      Monetary Indicators
                                         Latest      Week   % Change
                                          week       ago   year ago
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (4/5)            $1,041.9  $1,036.3 r  10.7
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (4/7)          275.0     277.5    -5.2
      FREE RESERVES (4/14)                 794     1,169 r   -21.4
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL PAPER (4/7)  149.1     142.6     6.2
      
      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 (4/20)                    2.84 %   2.98 %  3.47 %
      PRIME (4/21)                            6.00     6.00    6.50 
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (4/20)         3.13     3.16    3.97 
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3-MONTH (4/21)  3.08     3.09    3.96 
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (4/17)               3.13     3.11    4.00 
      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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