PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                        Latest      Week       % Change
                                         week        ago       year ago
      STEEL (7/24) thous. of net tons    1,873      1,853   #   7.5
      AUTOS (7/24) units                65,965      76,041 r#   -2.6
      TRUCKS (7/24) units               54,233      46,261 r#   25.5
      ELECTRIC POWER (7/24) millions of 
      kilowatt-hours                    67,993      68,739   #   6.2
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (7/24) thous. 
      of bbl./day                       14,273      14,216   #   2.0
      COAL (7/17) thous. of net tons    16,772   #   13,941      -5.6
      PAPERBOARD (7/17) thous. of tons   822.3   #   808.0 r   4.1
      PAPER (7/17) thous. of tons        772.0   #   753.0 r   0.4
      LUMBER (7/17) millions of ft.      443.7   #   336.6      -7.5
      RAIL FREIGHT (7/17) billions of 
      ton-miles                           20.1   #   17.4      -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 (7/28)                 106      108      127
      GERMAN MARK (7/28)                 1.71      1.69      1.48
      BRITISH POUND (7/28)               1.48      1.51      1.92
      FRENCH FRANC (7/28)                5.85      5.80      5.00
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (7/28)             1.28      1.27      1.18
      SWISS FRANC (7/28)                 1.51      1.50      1.32
      MEXICAN PESO (7/28)3              3.119      3.122      3.098
      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 (7/28) $/troy oz.                 393.150      392.400    9.8
      STEEL SCRAP (7/27) #1 heavy, $/ton      118.50      118.50    33.9
      FOODSTUFFS (7/27) index, 1967=100        208.6      205.8      5.0
      COPPER (7/24)  /lb.                       90.3      90.5     -24.8
      ALUMINUM (7/24)  /lb.                     56.0      56.3      -8.2
      WHEAT (7/24) #2 hard, $/bu.               3.29      3.27      -6.3
      COTTON (7/24) strict low middling 
      1-1/16 in.,  /lb.                        57.35      56.13      -6.1
      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 (7/23) S&P 500             446.40      448.42      8.2
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (7/23)          7.17  %    7.16  %   -11.0
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (7/23)        94.5        94.9      -4.1
      BUSINESS FAILURES (7/16)                   303         375      -22.5
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (7/14) billions       $402.2      $402.3      -0.1
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (7/12) billions      $3,481.8      $3,467.9 r   1.4
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (7/10) 
      thous.                                     328        333 r   -22.1
      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. (June) 
      billions                                $131.6      $126.8 r   6.3
      BUDGET SURPLUS OR DEFICIT (-) (June) 
      millions                               $11,096      -$36,957    193.2
      IMPORTS (May) millions                 $47,319      $48,660 r   8.4
      EXPORTS (May) millions                 $38,953      $38,479 r   8.3
      Sources: Commerce Dept., Treasury Dept.
      
      MONETARY INDICATORS
                                              Latest        Week      % Change
                                               week         ago        year ago
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (7/12)                $1,084.7      $1,077.7 r   13.4
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (7/14)              272.1      275.6 r      -3.2
      FREE RESERVES (7/21)                        820      997 r        11.6
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL PAPER (7/14)      158.0      159.7        10.5
      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 (7/27)                     3.01 %   3.08  %   3.18  %
      PRIME (7/28)                             6.00      6.00      6.00   
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (7/27)          3.23      3.08      3.38   
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3-MONTH (7/28)   3.18      3.16      3.32   
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (7/23)                3.15      3.18      3.31   
      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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