PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                      Latest           Week        % Change
                                        week            ago        year ago
      STEEL (6/25) thous. of net tons  1,906           1,917   #     4.4
      AUTOS (6/25) units             132,113         136,765 r#      0.7
      TRUCKS (6/25) units            115,187         113,165 r#     15.3
      ELECTRIC POWER (6/25) millions
      of kilowatt-hours               69,236          68,475  #      8.8
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (6/25)
      thous. of bbl./day              14,344          14,128  #      1.4
      COAL (6/18) thous. of net tons  19,228  #       19,770         1.4
      PAPERBOARD (6/18) thous.
      of tons                          833.4   #       873.2   r    -0.1
      PAPER (6/18) thous. of tons      789.0   #       804.0        -5.2
      LUMBER (6/18) millions of ft.    497.5   #       481.7         8.5
      RAIL FREIGHT (6/18) billions of
      ton-miles                         22.2    #       22.7         2.8
      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 (6/29)     99              101             108
      GERMAN MARK (6/29)      1.58            1.60            1.68
      BRITISH POUND (6/29)    1.55            1.53            1.51
      FRENCH FRANC (6/29)     5.43            5.48            5.72
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (6/29)  1.38            1.39            1.29
      SWISS FRANC (6/29)      1.33            1.35            1.51
      MEXICAN PESO (6/29)3    3.387           3.376           3.125
      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 (6/29) $/troy oz.                   385.500         392.450     1.9
      STEEL SCRAP (6/28) #1 heavy, $/ton        111.50          111.50     0.0
      FOODSTUFFS (6/28) index, 1967=100          210.1           215.1     3.9
      COPPER (6/25)  cents/lb.                   116.4           114.8    30.8
      ALUMINUM (6/25)  cents/lb.                  70.0            68.0    27.9
      WHEAT (6/25) #2 hard, $/bu.                 3.47            3.72     9.8
      COTTON (6/25) strict low
      middling 1-1/16 in.,  cents/lb.            76.46           78.32    39.6
      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 (6/24) S&P 500             450.47          460.49        1.0
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (6/24)          8.02 %          7.94 %     10.0
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (6/24)       102.7           102.7        7.2
      BUSINESS FAILURES (6/17)                    NA              NA         NA
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (6/15) billions       $426.9          $427.3        3.7
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (6/13) billions      $3,546.2        $3,549.2r       1.8
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT
      (6/11) thous.                              349             359        1.2
      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
      
      NEW HOME SALES (May) annual rate. thous.  738             708          16.2
      CONSUMER CONFIDENCE INDEX (June)         92.0            88.9    r     57.0
      EXISTING HOME SALES (May) millions       4.09            4.12          13.3
      ORDERS FOR DURABLE GOODS: MFG. (May) ]
      billions                               $148.4          $147.0          17.0
      Sources: Commerce Dept., Conference Board, National Assn. of Realtors
      
      MONETARY INDICATORS
                                         Latest     Week             % Change
                                           week     ago                year ago
      
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (6/13)             $1,145.9     $1,145.2   r       7.1
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (6/15)           293.5        291.1   r       5.3
      FREE RESERVES (6/22)                     636          883   r       3.6
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL PAPER (6/15)   159.2        152.9          -2.9
      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 (6/28)                    4.21 %          4.14 %          3.13 %
      PRIME (6/29)                            7.25            7.25            6.00
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (6/28)         4.72            4.55            3.25
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3-MONTH (6/29)  4.75            4.55            3.18
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (6/24)               4.51            4.45            3.21
      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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