TABLE: PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                          Latest            Week        % Change
                                           week             ago          year ago
      STEEL (5/28) thous. of net tons      1,973           1,903   #      3.7
      AUTOS (5/28) units                 137,765         114,842 r#       9.2
      TRUCKS (5/28) units                150,606         119,975 r#      69.0
      ELECTRIC POWER (5/28) millions of
      kilowatt-hours                      56,752          54,695  #       4.8
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (5/28) thous. of
      bbl./day                            14,144          13,986  #       1.2
      COAL (5/21) thous. of net tons      19,798  #       19,931          7.4
      PAPERBOARD (5/21) thous. of tons     869.2   #       859.1   r       7.4
      PAPER (5/21) thous. of tons          817.0   #       791.0   r       4.7
      LUMBER (5/21) millions of ft.        484.8   #       458.7           5.1
      RAIL FREIGHT (5/21) billions of
      ton-miles                             22.6    #       22.7            4.6
      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 (6/1)      105             105             107
      GERMAN MARK (6/1)       1.64            1.65            1.60
      BRITISH POUND (6/1)     1.51            1.51            1.54
      FRENCH FRANC (6/1)      5.61            5.64            5.39
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (6/1)   1.38            1.38            1.28
      SWISS FRANC (6/1)       1.39            1.40            1.43
      MEXICAN PESO (6/1)3     3.323           3.295           3.122
      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 (6/1) $/troy oz.                  386.300         387.300         4.7
      STEEL SCRAP (5/31) #1 heavy, $/ton      122.50          126.00        15.0
      FOODSTUFFS (5/31) index, 1967=100        217.9           217.1         8.0
      COPPER (5/28)  cents/lb.                 108.4           107.8        23.7
      ALUMINUM (5/28)  cents/lb.                64.5            64.5        24.0
      WHEAT (5/28) #2 hard, $/bu.               3.59            3.63         1.1
      COTTON (5/28) strict low middling
      1-1/16 in.,  cents/lb.                   80.60           78.49        43.2
      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 (5/27) S&P 500            455.75          451.79          1.1
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (5/27)         7.98    %       7.89    %     7.0
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (5/27)      101.5           100.9          6.2
      BUSINESS FAILURES (5/20)                  NA              NA            NA
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (5/18) billions         NA           $425.7           NA
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (5/16) billions     $3,556.0        $3,553.1  r       2.4
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (5/14)
      thous.                                    367             381           7.9
      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
      PERSONAL INCOME (Apr.) annual rate,
      billions                             $5,655.8         $5,630.7 r       5.4
      CONSUMER SPENDING (Apr.) billions    $4,595.3         $4,602.1         6.0
      CONSTR. SPENDING (Apr.) annual rate,
      billions                               $508.5          $505.4  r       13.2
      PURCHASING MANAGERS' INDEX (May)         57.7    %       57.7    %      13.6
      Sources: Commerce Dept., Census Bureau, National Association of Purchasing 
      Management
      
      TABLE: MONETARY INDICATORS
                                       Latest          Week           % Change
                                        week            ago            year ago
      
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (5/16)         $1,143.5        $1,142.5   r       7.1
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (5/18)       292.0           292.0   r       5.2
      FREE RESERVES (5/25)                 611             630   r      -44.3
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL PAPER
      (5/18)                             154.8           155.1           -2.9
      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 (5/31)                4.60    %       4.19    %       3.09    %
      PRIME (6/1)                         7.25            7.25            6.00
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (5/31)     4.60            4.55            3.23
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT
      3-MONTH (6/1)                       4.51            4.49            3.21
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (5/27)           4.49            4.53            3.20
      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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