PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                                Latest       Week      % Change
                                                 week        ago        year ago
      STEEL (1/22) thous. of net tons            1,667      1,892   #      -5.9
      AUTOS (1/22) units                       105,701      136,676   r#   -1.2
      TRUCKS (1/22) units                       79,056      110,868   r#   -7.2
      ELECTRIC POWER (1/22) millions of
      kilowatt-hours                            67,707      63,524   #     13.8
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (1/22) thous. of
      bbl./day                                  13,292      13,482   #      1.5
      COAL (1/15) thous. of net tons            19,694   #   18,311         9.6
      PAPERBOARD (1/15) thous. of tons              NA   #   NA              NA
      PAPER (1/15) thous. of tons                   NA   #   NA              NA
      LUMBER (1/15) millions of ft.              500.3   #   474.4         12.2
      RAIL FREIGHT (1/15) billions of ton-miles   21.0   #   19.8           5.0
      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 (1/26)         110       111       124
      GERMAN MARK (1/26)         1.75      1.74      1.59
      BRITISH POUND (1/26)       1.49      1.49      1.51
      FRENCH FRANC (1/26)        5.93      5.93      5.39
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (1/26)     1.31      1.31      1.27
      SWISS FRANC (1/26)         1.47      1.46      1.46
      MEXICAN PESO (1/26)3      3.106     3.106      3.093
      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 (1/26) $/troy oz.               383.000      391.700      15.8
      STEEL SCRAP (1/25) #1 heavy, $/ton    139.50       139.50      40.2
      FOODSTUFFS (1/24) index, 1967=100      220.0        222.0      10.0
      COPPER (1/22)  /lb.                     89.8         86.0     -12.8
      ALUMINUM (1/22)  /lb.                   58.0         55.8       3.6
      WHEAT (1/22) #2 hard, $/bu.             3.97         4.09      -2.7
      COTTON (1/22) strict low
      middling 1-1/16 in.,  /lb.             65.83      64.68      19.7
      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 (1/21) S&P 500              474.31      474.19      8.9
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (1/21)           6.92 %      6.87 %   -12.4
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (1/21)         95.2       94.9       -3.4
      BUSINESS FAILURES (1/14)                    322        269      -24.6
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (1/12) billions        $423.5     $421.8   r    1.9
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (1/10) billions       $3,515.1   $3,518.4   r    1.7
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (1/8) thous.   357        355       -1.4
      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
      
      
MONTHLY ECONOMIC INDICATORS
                                          Latest      Month   % Change
                                          month         ago   year ago
      RETAIL SALES (Dec.) billions       $180.6       $197.1       6.9
      REAL GROSS WEEKLY PAY (Dec.)      $255.99      $255.87       0.9
      IMPORTS (Nov.) millions           $50,235      $50,990      10.1
      EXPORTS (Nov.) millions           $40,067      $40,092       6.0
      Sources: Census Bureau, BLS, Commerce Dept.
      
      
MONETARY INDICATORS
                                             Latest         Week      % Change
                                              week           ago      year ago
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (1/10)              $1,130.4      $1,132.3   r    9.6
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (1/12)            277.4         278.9   r   -0.8
      FREE RESERVES (1/19)                    1,621         1,135   r   57.7
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL PAPER (1/12)    152.6         149.4        5.9
      Sources: Federal Reserve (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 (1/25)                    3.04 %      3.97 %      2.94  %
      PRIME (1/26)                            6.00        6.00        6.00
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (1/25)         3.15        3.19        3.18
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3-MONTH (1/26)  3.11        3.12        3.13
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (1/21)               3.13        3.13        3.16
      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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