PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                                Latest      Week      % Change
                                                 week       ago        year ago
      
      STEEL (9/4) thous. of net tons             1,822      1,856   #   10.9
      AUTOS (9/4) units                        106,347      98,693   r#   13.6
      TRUCKS (9/4) units                        93,672      90,771   r#   24.8
      ELECTRIC POWER (9/4) millions of 
      kilowatt-hours                            67,464      70,312   #   12.8
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (9/4) thous. of 
      bbl./day                                  13,791      13,927   #   5.1
      COAL (8/28) thous. of net tons            18,468   #   17,987      -6.6
      PAPERBOARD (8/28) thous. of tons           823.6   #   811.6   r   5.8
      PAPER (8/28) thous. of tons                805.0   #   800.0   r   1.3
      LUMBER (8/28) millions of ft.              440.6   #   455.9      -6.7
      RAIL FREIGHT (8/28) billions of ton-miles   21.2   #   20.7      -1.9
      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 (9/8)                           105      105       124
      GERMAN MARK (9/8)                           1.61      1.66      1.43
      BRITISH POUND (9/8)                         1.54      1.50      1.95
      FRENCH FRANC (9/8)                          5.67      5.82      4.87
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (9/8)                       1.32      1.32      1.23
      SWISS FRANC (9/8)                           1.42      1.46      1.27
      MEXICAN PESO (9/8)3                        3.112      3.120      3.102
      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 (9/8) $/troy oz.                    351.750      369.050    2.6
      STEEL SCRAP (9/7) #1 heavy, $/ton         112.50      112.50     21.6
      FOODSTUFFS (9/7) index, 1967=100           212.6      211.8      5.7
      COPPER (9/4)  /lb.                          90.7      91.2      -21.1
      ALUMINUM (9/4)  /lb.                        54.4      54.1      -8.6
      WHEAT (9/4) #2 hard, $/bu.                  3.36      3.34      -4.0
      COTTON (9/4) strict low middling 
      1-1/16 in.,  /lb.                          52.64      52.88      -3.1
      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 (9/3) S&P 500                462.25      459.34      11.0
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (9/3)             6.61%     6.71%      -16.6
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (9/3)           95.5      95.4        -4.5
      BUSINESS FAILURES (8/27)                     306      316        -17.7
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (8/25) billions         $400.3      $401.7    r  0.2
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (8/23) billions        $3,493.4      $3,495.0   r 1.5
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (8/21) 
      thous.                                       331      324        -14.2
      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 (Aug.)      187.8      188.1   r   4.6
      BUSINESS WEEK LEADING INDEX (Aug.)         231.9      228.8   r   8.3
      EMPLOYMENT, CIVILIAN (Aug.) millions       119.7      119.3      1.6
      UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, CIVILIAN (Aug.)          6.7%       6.8%     -11.8
      Sources: BW, CIBCR, BLS 
      
      MONETARY INDICATORS
                                                Latest      Week       % Change
                                                 week        ago         year ago
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (8/23)                 $1,096.7      $1,095.6   r 12.8
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (8/25)               268.3      270.3        -2.9
      FREE RESERVES (9/1)                          775      309      r   -4.2
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL PAPER (8/25)       158.2      160.2        13.6
      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 (9/7)                         3.11%     3.19%     3.09%
      PRIME (9/8)                                 6.00      6.00      6.00   
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (9/7)              3.13      3.17      3.17   
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3-MONTH (9/8)       3.09      3.13      3.08   
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (9/3)                    3.11      3.13      3.36   
      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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