PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                             Latest      Week     % Change
                                               week       ago     year ago
      STEEL (7/31) thous. of net tons         1,826      1,873   #   4.6
      AUTOS (7/31) units                     69,812      66,290   r# 11.7
      TRUCKS (7/31) units                    61,409      57,686   r# 18.8
      ELECTRIC POWER (7/31) millions of 
      kilowatt-hours                         70,250      67,993   #   7.0
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (7/31) thous. of 
      bbl./day                               14,043      14,273   #   1.7
      COAL (7/24) thous. of net tons         17,632   #   16,772     -5.3
      PAPERBOARD (7/24) thous. of tons        804.6   #   820.1   r   0.5
      PAPER (7/24) thous. of tons             779.0   #   776.0   r  -0.3
      LUMBER (7/24) millions of ft.           448.3   #   443.7      -8.0
      RAIL FREIGHT (7/24) billions of 
      ton-miles                                21.2   #   20.1        3.9
      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 (8/4)                  104      106      128
      GERMAN MARK (8/4)                  1.71      1.71      1.48
      BRITISH POUND (8/4)                1.50      1.48      1.91
      FRENCH FRANC (8/4)                 5.90      5.85      4.99
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (8/4)              1.28      1.28      1.18
      SWISS FRANC (8/4)                  1.50      1.51      1.33
      MEXICAN PESO (8/4)3               3.109      3.119      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 (8/4) $/troy oz.                  402.650      393.150    14.8
      STEEL SCRAP (8/3) #1 heavy, $/ton       118.50      118.50     33.9
      FOODSTUFFS (8/3) index, 1967=100         208.5      208.6       5.5
      COPPER (7/31)  /lb.                       91.3      90.3      -23.3
      ALUMINUM (7/31)  /lb.                     56.5      56.0       -7.2
      WHEAT (7/31) #2 hard, $/bu.               3.36      3.29       -1.2
      COTTON (7/31) strict low middling 1-1/16 
      in.,  /lb.                               55.79      57.35      -6.4
      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 (7/30) S&P 500          448.60     446.40      6.8
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (7/30)      7.14%     7.17%     -10.9
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (7/30)    95.1       94.5      -3.8
      BUSINESS FAILURES (7/23)               355        303      -0.6
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (7/21) billions   $400.2     $402.3   r   -0.3
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (7/19) billions  $3,483.1   $3,482.3   r   1.5
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (7/17) 
      thous.                                 351      328      -12.3
      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
      PERSONAL INCOME (June) annual rate, 
      billions                                    $5,296.2      $5,298.7   r   5.1
      CONSUMER SPENDING (June) billions           $4,323.9      $4,297.5r      6.0
      
      CONSTR. SPENDING (June) annual rate, 
      billions                                      $460.1      $454.6   r     5.8
      12 LEADING INDICATORS COMPOSITE (June) index   151.6      151.4   r      1.9
      Sources: Commerce Dept., Census Bureau
      
      MONETARY INDICATORS
                                               Latest       Week      % Change
                                                week        ago       year ago
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (7/19)                $1,085.3      $1,085.3   r 12.9
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (7/21)              272.0      272.1        -2.5
      FREE RESERVES (7/21)                       752r      990   r       2.3
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL PAPER (7/21)      159.3      158.0        13.3
      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 (8/3)                     3.06%     3.01%    3.33%
      PRIME (8/4)                             6.00      6.00      6.00   
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (8/3)          3.22      3.23      3.39   
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3-MONTH (8/4)   3.16      3.18      3.32   
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (7/30)               3.19      3.15      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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