TABLE: PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                                     Latest        Week    % Change
                                                       week         ago    year ago
      STEEL (1/15) thous. of net tons                 1,892        1,894#     7.2
      AUTOS (1/15) units                            134,335      129,099r#   12.4
      TRUCKS (1/15) units                           102,915      112,384r#    8.5
      ELECTRIC POWER (1/15) millions of kilowatt-hours   NA       61,394#      NA
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (1/15) thous. of bbl./day       NA       13,334#      NA
      COAL (1/8) thous. of net tons                  18,311#      14,660     -0.3
      PAPERBOARD (1/8) thous. of tons                    NA#          NA       NA
      PAPER (1/8) thous. of tons                         NA#          NA       NA
      LUMBER (1/8) millions of ft.                    474.4#       342.3      9.0
      RAIL FREIGHT (1/8) billions of ton-miles         19.8#        16.9     -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
      
      
TABLE: FOREIGN EXCHANGE
                              Latest     Week       Year
                                week      ago       ago
      JAPANESE YEN (1/19)        111      112       125
      GERMAN MARK (1/19)        1.74      1.74      1.61
      BRITISH POUND (1/19)      1.49      1.50      1.52
      FRENCH FRANC (1/19)       5.93      5.91      5.45
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (1/19)    1.31      1.32      1.29
      SWISS FRANC (1/19)        1.46      1.47      1.48
      MEXICAN PESO (1/19)3      3.106     3.116     3.103
      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 (1/19) $/troy oz.                              391.700    386.100     19.1
      STEEL SCRAP (1/18) #1 heavy, $/ton                   139.50    140.00      40.2
      FOODSTUFFS (1/17) index, 1967=100                    222.0     218.6        9.3
      COPPER (1/15)  /lb.                                   86.0      85.8      -18.3
      ALUMINUM (1/15)  /lb.                                 55.8      54.3       -1.2
      WHEAT (1/15) #2 hard, $/bu.                            4.09      3.97       3.8
      COTTON (1/15) strict low middling 1-1/16 in.,  /lb.   64.68     64.48      19.4
      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 (1/14) S&P 500              474.19      467.38      9.4
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (1/14)           6.87%       7.01%   -13.7
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (1/14)         94.9        94.8     -3.5
      BUSINESS FAILURES (1/7)                      NA         269       NA
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (1/5) billions         $421.5      $421.2r     1.5
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (1/3) billions        $3,523.9    $3,516.6r     2.0
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (1/1) thous.   355         293      3.2
      Sources: Standard & Peor'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
      INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION (Dec.) total index     114.0      113.2      4.7
      CAPACITY UTILIZATION (Dec.)                   83.5%      83.0%     3.1
      CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (Dec.)                  145.8      145.8      2.7
      PRODUCER PRICE INDEX (Dec.) finished goods   124.1      124.2      0.2
      Sources: Federal Reserve, BLS
      
      
TABLE: MONETARY INDICATORS
                                            Latest       Week     % Change
                                              week         ago    year ago
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (1/3)              $1,132.9      $1,134.2r   10.1
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (1/5)            280.6         278.6r  -0.7
      FREE RESERVES (1/5)                    1,121r          832r   0.4
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL PAPER (1/5)    149.4         148.6r   3.9
      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 (1/18)                      3.97%     2.97%     3.10%
      PRIME (1/19)                              6.00      6.00      6.00
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (1/18)           3.19      3.18      3.21
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3-MONTH (1/19)    3.12      3.13      3.17
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (1/14)                 3.13      3.23      3.24
      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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