PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                         Latest       Week   % Change
                                           week       ago    year ago
      STEEL (6/19) thous. of net tons     1,840      1,808   #   4.4
      AUTOS (6/19) units                134,337      124,033   r# -2.6
      TRUCKS (6/19) units                99,828      101,394   r#  18.6
      ELECTRIC POWER (6/19) millions of 
         kilowatt-hours                  62,580      59,920   #   2.9
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (6/19) thous. 
         of bbl./day                     14,101      14,165   #   0.5
      COAL (6/12) thous. of net tons     18,304   #   16,957      -5.2
      PAPERBOARD (6/12) thous. of tons    818.9   #   811.8   r   -1.5
      PAPER (6/12) thous. of tons         794.0   #   796.0   r   2.1
      LUMBER (6/12) millions of ft.       461.3   #   363.4      -6.8
      RAIL FREIGHT (6/12) billions of 
         ton-miles                         21.2   #   19.1      -0.9
      
      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 (6/23)                   109      107       125
      GERMAN MARK (6/23)                   1.69      1.66      1.54
      BRITISH POUND (6/23)                 1.47      1.50      1.90
      FRENCH FRANC (6/23)                  5.69      5.57      5.18
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (6/23)               1.28      1.28      1.19
      SWISS FRANC (6/23)                   1.50      1.48      1.38
      MEXICAN PESO (6/23)3                3.116      3.117      3.103
      
      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 (6/23) $/troy oz.            367.100      368.000    6.8
      STEEL SCRAP (6/22) #1 heavy, $/ton 111.50      111.50    23.9
      FOODSTUFFS (6/22) index, 1967=100   204.5      202.7      1.2
      COPPER (6/19)  /lb.                  88.6      88.3     -16.7
      ALUMINUM (6/19)  /lb.                54.0      54.3      -8.6
      WHEAT (6/19) #2 hard, $/bu.          3.31      3.44      -12.9
      COTTON (6/19) strict low middling 
         1-1/16 in.,  /lb.                 55.71      55.97      -6.8
      
      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 (6/18) S&P 500         446.73      446.16      10.0
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (6/18)      7.32   %  7.38   %   -10.9
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (6/18)    95.4      95.9        -3.5
      BUSINESS FAILURES (6/11)               369      362         -9.3
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (6/9) billions    $400.4      $398.3   r  -1.5
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (6/7) billions     $3,484.8   $3,475.3   r  1.5
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (6/5) 
         thous.                              344      347         -15.3
      
      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
      ORDERS FOR DURABLE GOODS: MFG. (May) 
         billions                         $128.3      $130.3      6.4
      BUDGET SURPLUS OR DEFICIT (-) (May) 
         millions                       -$36,957      $8,088      -21.0
      IMPORTS (Apr.) millions            $48,871      $49,347   r   12.6
      EXPORTS (Apr.) millions            $38,383      $38,895   r   5.5
      
      Sources: Commerce Dept., Treasury Dept.
      
      MONETARY INDICATORS
                                          Latest      Week     % Change
                                            week      ago      year ago
      
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (6/7)             $1,072.4    $1,074.3   r 12.2
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (6/9)          274.8      277.2      -3.0
      FREE RESERVES (6/9)                    765   r   1,098      137.6
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL PAPER (6/9)  155.4      158.7   r   7.2
      
      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 (6/22)                  2.98   %   3.14   %   3.72   %
      PRIME (6/23)                          6.00      6.00      6.50   
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (6/22)       3.24      3.24      3.89   
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3-MONTH 
         (6/23)                             3.23      3.17      3.84   
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (6/18)             3.19      3.25      3.84   
      
      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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