PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                              Latest       Week      % Change
                                                week        ago       year ago
      STEEL (8/7) thous. of net tons           1,825      1,826   #   5.4
      AUTOS (8/7) units                      107,875      70,914   r#   21.3
      TRUCKS (8/7) units                      89,421      65,621   r#   20.0
      ELECTRIC POWER (8/7) millions of 
      kilowatt-hours                          66,316      70,250   #   4.5
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (8/7) thous. of 
      bbl./day                                14,157      14,043   #   1.8
      COAL (7/31) thous. of net tons          16,603   #   17,632      -9.6
      PAPERBOARD (7/31) thous. of tons         836.4   #   821.1   r   2.1
      PAPER (7/31) thous. of tons              780.0   #   777.0   r   0.9
      LUMBER (7/31) millions of ft.            473.1   #   448.3      -1.9
      RAIL FREIGHT (7/31) billions of 
      ton-miles                                 20.2   #   21.2      -0.5
      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 (8/11)                        103      104      126
      GERMAN MARK (8/11)                        1.71      1.71      1.46
      BRITISH POUND (8/11)                      1.47      1.50      1.93
      FRENCH FRANC (8/11)                       6.02      5.90      4.95
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (8/11)                    1.30      1.28      1.19
      SWISS FRANC (8/11)                        1.52      1.50      1.31
      MEXICAN PESO (8/11)3                     3.120      3.109      3.099
      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 (8/11) $/troy oz.                 376.000      402.650      8.4
      STEEL SCRAP (8/10) #1 heavy, $/ton      112.50      118.50      27.1
      FOODSTUFFS (8/10) index, 1967=100        209.0      208.5      5.1
      COPPER (8/7)  /lb.                        91.5      91.3      -20.8
      ALUMINUM (8/7)  /lb.                      57.1      56.5      -5.6
      WHEAT (8/7) #2 hard, $/bu.                3.23      3.36      0.9
      COTTON (8/7) strict low middling 1-1/16 
      in.,  /lb.                               55.02      55.79      -8.7
      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 (8/6) S&P 500              448.95      448.60      6.3
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (8/6)           7.04   %   7.14   %   -11.9
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (8/6)         95.3      95.1   r    -3.7
      BUSINESS FAILURES (7/30)                   334      355         -21.2
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (7/28) billions       $400.7      $400.6   r   -0.3
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (7/26) billions      $3,483.1      $3,482.4   r   1.3
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (7/24) 
      thous.                                     396      351          -15.6
      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
      BUSINESS WEEK PRODUCTION INDEX (July)    188.9      190.0      4.5
      BUSINESS WEEK LEADING INDEX (July)       228.4      228.4   r   6.9
      EMPLOYMENT, CIVILIAN (July) millions     119.3      119.2      1.4
      UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, CIVILIAN (July)         6.8   %   7.0   %   -10.5
      Sources: BW, CIBCR, BLS 
      
      MONETARY INDICATORS
                                              Latest        Week      % Change
                                                week        ago       year ago
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (7/26)               $1,086.7      $1,084.6   r   12.9
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (7/28)             270.3      272.2   r      -2.7
      FREE RESERVES (8/4)                        983      745   r        44.3
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL PAPER (7/28)     159.9      159.3          13.8
      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 (8/10)                      2.96  %   3.06 %    3.24   %
      PRIME (8/11)                              6.00      6.00      6.00   
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (8/10)           3.21      3.22      3.36   
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3-MONTH (8/11)    3.15      3.16      3.28   
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (8/6)                  3.18      3.19      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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