TABLE: PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                       Latest       Week     % Change
                                        week        ago     year ago
      STEEL (2/19) thous. of net tons   1,871      1,806  #     4.1
      AUTOS (2/19) units              147,797      138,934 r#  19.3
      TRUCKS (2/19) units             122,196      116,257 r#  16.3
      ELECTRIC POWER (2/19) millions of
      kilowatt-hours                   59,406      61,955   # -1.2
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (2/19) thous.
      of bbl./day                      13,391      13,419   #  1.1
      COAL (2/12) thous. of net tons   20,078   #  20,333      5.7
      PAPERBOARD (2/12) thous. of tons   NA   #       NA        NA
      PAPER (2/12) thous. of tons        NA   #       NA        NA
      LUMBER (2/12) millions of ft.   468.1   #    488.1      -5.4
      RAIL FREIGHT (2/12) billions of
      ton-miles                        20.5   #     21.0      -1.9
      
      
TABLE: FOREIGN EXCHANGE
                               Latest     Week       Year
                                week      ago        ago
      JAPANESE YEN (2/23)        105      104        118
      GERMAN MARK (2/23)        1.73      1.72      1.64
      BRITISH POUND (2/23)      1.48      1.48      1.43
      FRENCH FRANC (2/23)       5.87      5.87      5.58
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (2/23)    1.34      1.35      1.25
      SWISS FRANC (2/23)        1.45      1.45      1.53
      MEXICAN PESO (2/23)3     3.119     3.105      3.096
      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 (2/23) $/troy oz.                  375.750      383.500      13.9
      STEEL SCRAP (2/22) #1 heavy, $/ton       139.50       139.50      27.4
      FOODSTUFFS (2/22) index, 1967=100         221.0        220.7       9.6
      COPPER (2/19) cents/lb.                    90.3         90.9     -13.2
      ALUMINUM (2/19) cents/lb.                  60.5         61.5       9.0
      WHEAT (2/19) #2 hard, $/bu.                3.84         3.80       2.9
      COTTON (2/19) strict low middling 1-1/16
      in., cents/lb.                            72.30        71.96      27.9
      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 (2/18) S&P 500           470.71      470.94      8.6
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (2/18)        7.06   %    7.03   %  -8.2
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (2/18)      95.8        96.5      -4.5
      BUSINESS FAILURES (2/11)    337          323       -13.1
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (2/9) billions      $420.8      $419.8   r   2.2
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (2/7) billions     $3,534.0     3,535.2   r   2.7
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (2/5)
      thous.                                   366          413      14.0
      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
      CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (Jan.)              146.3      146.3   r     2.5
      REAL GROSS WEEKLY PAY (Jan.)           $258.83      $254.91   r   1.3
      IMPORTS (Dec.) millions                $49,633      $49,915   r   7.6
      EXPORTS (Dec.) millions                $42,225      $40,236   r   7.8
      Sources: BLS, Commerce Dept.
      
      
TABLE: MONETARY INDICATORS
                                             Latest      Week       % Change
                                              week       ago        year ago
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (2/7)              $1,135.7      $1,136.1 r   10.2
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (2/9)            281.2      282.1   r     0.8
      FREE RESERVES (2/16)                   1,078      1,214   r   -26.3
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL PAPER (2/9)    154.9      159.2   r     4.8
      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 (2/22)                    3.33%    3.49%      2.91%
      PRIME (2/23)                            6.00      6.00      6.00
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (2/22)         3.57      3.55      3.15
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3-MONTH (2/23)  3.51      3.47      3.10
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (2/18)               3.44      3.43      3.10
      Sources: Federal Reserve, First Boston
      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
      
      #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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