TABLE: PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                        Latest       Week     % Change
                                         week        ago      year ago
      STEEL (1/29) thous. of net tons    1,800      1,667   #   2.1
      AUTOS (1/29) units               147,126      84,183   r#   12.0
      TRUCKS (1/29) units              120,958      64,837   r#   19.5
      ELECTRIC POWER (1/29) millions of
      kilowatt-hours                    61,008      67,707   #   2.4
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (1/29) thous.
      of bbl./day                       13,018      13,292   #   0.0
      COAL (1/22) thous. of net tons    15,409   #   19,694      -18.8
      PAPERBOARD (1/22) thous. of tons    NA     #   NA           NA
      PAPER (1/22) thous. of tons         NA     #   NA           NA
      LUMBER (1/22) millions of ft.     471.7    #   500.3       3.0
      RAIL FREIGHT (1/22) billions of
      ton-miles                          17.2    #    21.0      -17.7
      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 (2/2)      108      110       125
      GERMAN MARK (2/2)      1.73      1.75      1.66
      BRITISH POUND (2/2)    1.49      1.49      1.45
      FRENCH FRANC (2/2)     5.88      5.93      5.61
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (2/2)  1.33      1.31      1.26
      SWISS FRANC (2/2)      1.45      1.47      1.53
      MEXICAN PESO (2/2)3   3.105      3.106      3.101
      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 (2/2) $/troy oz.               384.700      383.000      17.2
      STEEL SCRAP (2/1) #1 heavy, $/ton    139.50       139.50      34.8
      FOODSTUFFS (2/1) index, 1967=100      219.6        220.0      10.9
      COPPER (1/29)  /lb.                    90.3         89.8     -12.9
      ALUMINUM (1/29)  /lb.                  58.5         58.0       5.4
      WHEAT (1/29) #2 hard, $/bu.            3.87         3.97      -2.5
      COTTON (1/29) strict low middling
      1-1/16 in.,  /lb.                     69.39        65.83      31.2
      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 (1/28) S&P 500          474.37      474.31      8.0
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (1/28)       6.91 %   6.92 %     -11.9
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (1/28)     95.9      95.2       -2.9
      BUSINESS FAILURES (1/21)                292      272r      -18.2
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (1/19) billions    $419.5      $423.6  r   1.6
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (1/17) billions   $3,522.9      $3,515.5r   1.9
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (1/15)
      thous.                                  366      357      0.7
      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
      12 LEADING INDICATORS COMPOSITE (Dec.)
      index                                           100.3       99.6   r   1.1
      CONSTR. SPENDING (Dec.) annual rate,
      billions                                        $513.1    $500.0   r   12.7
      PERSONAL INCOME (Dec.) annual rate, billions  $5,541.7  $5,508.9   r   0.6
      CONSUMER SPENDING (Dec.) billions             $4,505.4  $4,482.6   r   5.2
      Sources: Commerce Dept., Census Bureau
      
      
TABLE: MONETARY INDICATORS
                                                    Latest        Week     % Change
                                                    week           ago    year ago
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (1/17)                    $1,135.0      $1,130.5   r   9.8
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (1/19)                  278.8         277.1   r   -1.2
      FREE RESERVES (1/19)                          1,618   r     1,125   r   57.4
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL PAPER (1/19)          154.4         152.6      5.4
      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 (2/1)                    3.25 %    3.04 %    3.15 %
      PRIME (2/2)                            6.00      6.00      6.00
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (2/1)         3.17      3.15      3.21
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3-MONTH (2/2)  3.16      3.11      3.14
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (1/28)              3.13      3.13 3.18
      Soources: 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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