Production Indicators
                                       Latest      Week     % Change
                                         week      ago      year ago
      
      STEEL (5/1) thous. of net tons    1,824      1,849   #   1.2
      AUTOS (5/1) units               133,701      130,333   r#   2.0
      TRUCKS (5/1) units              101,080      104,222   r#   19.1
      ELECTRIC POWER (5/1) millions of 
      kilowatt-hours                   51,728      51,559   #   -0.2
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (5/1) thous. 
      of bbl./day                      13,647      13,678   #   3.1
      COAL (4/24) thous. of net tons   18,732   #   18,833      2.9
      PAPERBOARD (4/24) thous. of tons  782.1   #   831.7   r   -1.6
      PAPER (4/24) thous. of tons       797.0   #   784.0   r   2.7
      LUMBER (4/24) millions of ft.     463.6   #   449.1      -7.2
      RAIL FREIGHT (4/24) billions of 
      ton-miles                          21.3   #   21.1      6.0
      
      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 Railroad
      
      Foreign Exchange
                                       Latest      Week     Year
                                         week      ago      ago
      
      JAPANESE YEN (5/5)                 110      112      132
      GERMAN MARK (5/5)                 1.58      1.59      1.63
      BRITISH POUND (5/5)               1.57      1.57      1.80
      FRENCH FRANC (5/5)                5.32      5.37      5.50
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (5/5)             1.28      1.27      1.20
      SWISS FRANC (5/5)                 1.42      1.44      1.51
      MEXICAN PESO (5/5)3              3.095      3.075      3.089
      
      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 (5/5) $/troy oz.            354.250      349.700      5.2
      STEEL SCRAP (5/4) #1 heavy,
      
      Leading Indicators
                                        Latest      Week     % Change
                                         week      ago      year ago
      
      STOCK PRICES (4/30) S&P 500        437.73      442.54      6.4
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (4/30)     7.40   %   7.34   %   -11.6
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (4/30)   97.2      97.3      -0.5
      BUSINESS FAILURES (4/23)              391      332   r   -5.6
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (4/21) billions  $394.4      $396.9      -2.8
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (4/19) billions $3,468.3      $3,477.7   r   0.0
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 
      (4/17) thous.                         356      333   r   -11.9
      
      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      Week     % Change
                                         week      ago      year ago
      
      CONSTR. SPENDING (Mar.) annual 
      rate, billions                   $442.7      $446.4   r   5.0
      12 LEADING INDICATORS COMPOSITE 
      (Mar.) index                      152.0      153.5   r   2.8
      PERSONAL INCOME (Mar.) annual rate, 
      billions                       $5,260.3      $5,227.8   r   5.0
      MANUFACTURERS' INVENTORIES (Mar.) 
      billions                         $380.0      $379.1      -0.9
      
      Sources: Census Bureau, Commerce Dept.
      
      Monetary Indicators
      
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (4/19)        $1,038.7      $1,043.6   r   9.8
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (4/21)      275.2      273.8   r   -4.9
      FREE RESERVES (4/28)              1,288      819   r   17.3
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL PAPER 
      (4/21)                            157.6      151.6      8.6
      
      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 (5/4)                2.94   %   2.72   %   3.77   %
      PRIME (5/5)                        6.00      6.00      6.50   
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (5/4)     3.10      3.12      3.89   
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3-MONTH 
      (5/4)                              3.06      3.08      3.85   
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (5/1)           3.06      3.09      3.95   
      
      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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