PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                                   Latest       Week%     Change
                                                     week        ago     year ago
      STEEL (10/9) thous. of net tons               1,823      1,769   #   11.2
      AUTOS (10/9) units                          114,988      123,760r#   -1.9
      TRUCKS (10/9) units                         108,964      107,496r#   25.0
      ELECTRIC POWER (10/9) millions of 
      kilowatt-hours                               55,234      56,063   #   2.5
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (10/9) thous. of 
      bbl./day                                     13,841      13,872   #   2.6
      COAL (10/2) thous. of net tons               18,790   #   19,409      1.7
      PAPERBOARD (10/2) thous. of tons              827.0   #   799.0r   1.0
      PAPER (10/2) thous. of tons                   798.0   #   782.0      -0.5
      LUMBER (10/2) millions of ft.                 476.1   #   497.2      -0.2
      RAIL FREIGHT (10/2) billions of ton-miles      21.7   #   21.8      1.4
      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 (10/13)                   106      105      120
      GERMAN MARK (10/13)                   1.60      1.63      1.46
      BRITISH POUND (10/13)                 1.52      1.52      1.69
      FRENCH FRANC (10/13)                  5.65      5.67      4.96
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (10/13)               1.33      1.34      1.25
      SWISS FRANC (10/13)                   1.41      1.42      1.30
      MEXICAN PESO (10/13)3                3.114      3.115      3.132
      Sources: Major New York banks. Currencies expressed in units per U.S. dollar, 
      except for British pound expressed in dollars
      prices
      
      PRICES
                                                Latest      Week     % Change
                                                week        ago      year ago
      GOLD (10/13) $/troy oz.                 366.400      356.250      6.6
      STEEL SCRAP (10/12) #1 heavy, $/ton      129.00      112.50      44.1
      FOODSTUFFS (10/12) index, 1967=100        212.3      211.8       7.0
      COPPER (10/9)  /lb.                        85.5      86.7       -19.2
      ALUMINUM (10/9)  /lb.                      51.9      52.0       -5.6
      WHEAT (10/9) #2 hard, $/bu.                3.39      3.24       -4.8
      COTTON (10/9) strict low middling 
      1-1/16 in.,  /lb.                         55.07      56.19      10.3
      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 (10/8) S&P 500                  460.55    460.73r     13.5
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (10/8)              6.72%     6.69%     -15.2
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (10/8)            93.8      94.0       -3.4
      BUSINESS FAILURES (10/1)                       355      340         1.7
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (9/29) billions           $403.1      $402.0r     0.5
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (9/27) billions          $3,500.8      $3,503.9r   1.5
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (9/25) thous.     329      340        -17.5
      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 (Sept.)           191.1      188.1r   5.5
      BUSINESS WEEK LEADING INDEX (Sept.)              233.7      232.0r   7.9
      EMPLOYMENT, CIVILIAN (Sept.) millions            119.5      119.7    1.5
      UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, CIVILIAN (Sept.)               6.7%       6.7%   -10.7
      Sources: BW, CIBCR, BLS 
      
      MONETARY INDICATORS
                                                      Latest       Week     % Change
                                                       week         ago     year ago
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (9/27)                       $1,111.7      $1,113.4r   12.2
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (9/29)                     271.2      270.6r      -2.9
      FREE RESERVES (9/29)                             1,056r     337r        14.4
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL PAPER (9/29)             156.5      160.6       14.5
      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 (10/12)                          3.07%     3.04%     3.20%
      PRIME (10/13)                             5.75-6.00      6.00      6.00   
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (10/12)               3.26      3.26      3.30   
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3-MONTH (10/13)        3.22      3.23      3.25   
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (10/8)                      3.15      3.14      3.10   
      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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