PRODUCTION INDICATORS
              Latest  Week    % Change
              week     ago     year ago
      STEEL (6/11) thous. of metric tons               1,738         1,667#     4.3
      AUTOS (6/11) units                               139,673       114,743r#  12.6
      TRUCKS (6/11) units                              119,241       97,274r#   17.6
      ELECTRIC POWER (6/11) millions of kilowatt-hours 62,134        57,304#    3.7
      CRUDE-OILREFINING (6/11) thous. of bbl./day      14,321        14,209#    1.1
      COAL (6/4) thous. of metric tons                 16,994#       18,105     10.5
      PAPERBOARD (6/4) thous. of metric tons           805.5#        797.4r     7.6
      PAPER (6/4) thous. of metric tons                735.7#        726.7r     1.5
      LUMBER (6/4) millions of meters                  122.7#        147.7      10.8
      RAIL FREIGHT (6/4) billions of ton-kilometers    30.7#         33.5       9.9
      
      Sources: American Iron & Steel Institute, Ward's Automotivereports, Edison 
      Electric Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Dept., American Paper 
      Institute, WWPA1, SFPA2, Association of Americanrailroads
      
      FOREIGN EXCHANGE
                             Latest           Week            Year
                              week             ago             ago
      JAPANESE YEN (6/15)     103             104             108
      GERMAN MARK (6/15)      1.63            1.67            1.67
      BRITISH POUND (6/15)    1.51            1.51            1.51
      FRENCH FRANC (6/15)     5.58            5.69            5.59
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (6/15)  1.38            1.37            1.28
      SWISS FRANC (6/15)      1.37            1.41            1.49
      MEXICAN PESO (6/15)3    3.364           3.351           3.111
      
      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 (6/15) $/troy oz.                                  384.100  381.450  4.4
      STEEL SCRAP (6/14)#1 heavy, $/ton                       111.50   111.50   0.0
      FOODSTUFFS (6/14) index, 1967=100                       217.0    214.1    7.1
      COPPER (6/11)  cents/lb.                                111.0    106.4    25.7
      ALUMINUM (6/11)  cents/lb.                              64.5     64.0     19.9
      WHEAT (6/11)#2 hard, $/bu.                              3.74     3.62     8.7
      COTTON (6/11) strict low middling 1-1/16 in.,  cents/lb.77.57    79.54    38.6
      
      Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Chicago market, Commodityresearch 
      Bureau, Metals Week, Kansas City market, Memphis market
      
      LEADING INDICATORS
                                                      Latest    Week    % Change
                                                      week       ago     year ago
      STOCK PRICES (6/10) S&P 500                     458.14     457.98      2.7
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (6/10)                7.85%      7.96%       6.4
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (6/10)              101.6      101.3       5.9
      BUSINESS FAILURES (6/3)                         NA         NA          NA
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (6/1) billions               $426.1     $423.4r      4.0
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (5/30) billions               $3,554.4   $3,561.3r    2.3
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (5/28) thous.      358        366         3.2
      Sources: Standard & Poor's, Moody's, Journal of Commerce (index: 1980=100), Dun 
      & Bradstreet (failures of large companies), Federalreserve, Labor Dept. CIBCR 
      seasonally adjusts data on business failures andreal estate loans
      
      MONTHLY ECONOMIC INDICATORS
                                                     Latest      Month      % Change
                                                     month        ago       year ago
      CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (May)                      147.7      147.4           2.4
      PRODUCER PRICE INDEX (May) finished goods       125.2      125.3          -0.4
      RETAIL SALES (May) billions                    $182.8     $183.2           6.3
      REAL GROSS WEEKLY PAY (May)                    $259.36    $256.83r         1.2
      Sources: BLS, Census Bureau
      
      MONETARY INDICATORS
                                              Latest          Week       % Change
                                               week            ago        year ago
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (5/30)                $1,143.8        $1,144.2r       6.5
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (6/1)             293.8           291.9          5.2
      FREERESERVES (6/8)                      837             685r           18.6
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL PAPER (6/1)     155.5           154.1         -2.0
      Sources: Federalreserve (in billions, except for freereserves, which are 
      expressed for a two-week period in millions)
      
      MONEY MARKETRATES
                                             Latest           Week            Year
                                              week             ago             ago
      FEDERAL FUNDS (6/14)                    4.23%           4.03%           3.01%
      PRIME (6/15)                            7.25            7.25            6.00
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (6/14)         4.54            4.53            3.24
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3-MONTH (6/15)  4.43            4.43            3.17
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (6/10)               4.44            4.50            3.25
      
      Sources: Federalreserve, 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 availabler =revised      NM = Not meaningful
      
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