TABLE: PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                                Latest        Week     % Change
                                                 week           ago    year ago
      STEEL (1/8) thous. of net tons             1,894        1,864 #    7.5
      AUTOS (1/8) units                        130,083            0 #    36.1
      TRUCKS (1/8) units                       112,527            0 #    42.2
      ELECTRIC POWER (1/8) millions of
      kilowatt-hours                            61,394        59,782 #    5.8
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (1/8) thous. of
      bbl./day                                  13,334        13,690 #    2.5
      COAL (1/1) thous. of net tons             14,660 #      15,796      1.3
      PAPERBOARD (1/1) thous. of tons               NA #       836.3 r     NA
      PAPER (1/1) thous. of tons                    NA #       792.0 r     NA
      LUMBER (1/1) millions of ft.               342.3 #       336.3     26.6
      RAIL FREIGHT (1/1) billions of ton-miles    16.9 #        18.0      3.7
      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
      
      
TABLE: FOREIGN EXCHANGE
                               Latest        Week       Year
                                week         ago        ago
      JAPANESE YEN (1/12)        112         112         126
      GERMAN MARK (1/12)        1.74        1.74        1.63
      BRITISH POUND (1/12)      1.50        1.48        1.54
      FRENCH FRANC (1/12)       5.91        5.90        5.50
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (1/12)    1.32        1.31        1.28
      SWISS FRANC (1/12)        1.47        1.48        1.49
      MEXICAN PESO (1/12)3     3.116        3.109        3.109
      Sources: Major New York banks. Currencies expressed in units per U.S. dollar, except for British pound expressed in dollars
      
      
TABLE: PRICES
                                                  Latest          Week       % Change
                                                  week            ago        year ago
      GOLD (1/12) $/troy oz.                    386.100        395.250        17.9
      STEEL SCRAP (1/11) #1 heavy, $/ton         140.00         139.50        40.7
      FOODSTUFFS (1/11) index, 1967=100           218.6          219.2         9.0
      COPPER (1/8)  /lb.                           85.8           85.7       -21.8
      ALUMINUM (1/8)  /lb.                         54.3           53.4        -4.9
      WHEAT (1/8) #2 hard, $/bu.                   3.97           4.23         2.8
      COTTON (1/8) strict low middling 1-1/16
      in.,  /lb.                                  64.48          62.35        22.0
      Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Chicago market, Commodity Research Bureau, Metals Week, Kansas City market, Memphis market
      
      
TABLE: LEADING INDICATORS
                                                    Latest        Week      % Change
                                                     week          ago     year ago
      STOCK PRICES (1/7) S&P 500                   467.38        469.43        8.0
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (1/7)                7.01 %        6.94 %    -11.5
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (1/7)              94.8          94.2       -3.3
      BUSINESS FAILURES (12/31)                       269           302      -31.0
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (12/29) billions           $409.5        $407.6 r      1.3
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (12/27) billions          $3,515.4        $3,524.5      1.6
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (12/25) thous.     293           330       -7.6
      Sources: Standard & Poor's, Moody's, Journal of Commerce (index: 1980=100), Dun & Bradstreet (failures of large companies), Federal Reserve, Labor Dept. CIBCR seasonally adjusts data on business failures and real estate loans
      
      
TABLE: MONTHLY ECONOMIC INDICATORS
                                                Latest       Month    % Change
                                                 month         ago    year ago
      BUSINESS WEEK PRODUCTION INDEX (Dec.)     195.5        195.9 r    5.7
      BUSINESS WEEK LEADING INDEX (Dec.)        234.5        230.5 r    8.1
      EMPLOYMENT, CIVILIAN (Dec.) millions      120.7        120.3      2.1
      UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, CIVILIAN (Dec.)          6.4 %        6.5 %  -12.3
      Sources: BW, CIBCR, BLS
      
      
TABLE: MONETARY INDICATORS
                                               Latest          Week       % Change
                                               week             ago       year ago
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (12/27)               $1,143.3        $1,133.2 r    11.1
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (12/29)             272.2           272.9      -2.5
      FREE RESERVES (1/5)                       1,159             819 r    -0.8
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL PAPER (12/29)     147.7           153.4       5.7
      Sources: Federal Reserve (in billions, except for free reserves, which are expressed for a two-week period in millions)
      
      
TABLE: MONEY MARKET RATES
                                                 Latest      Week        Year
                                                 week        ago         ago
      FEDERAL FUNDS (1/11)                       2.97 %      3.03 %      2.98 %
      PRIME (1/12)                               6.00        6.00        6.00
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (1/11)            3.18        3.29        3.25
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3-MONTH (1/12)     3.13        3.25        3.20
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (1/7)                   3.23        3.23        3.29
      Sources: Federal Reserve, 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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