PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                             LATEST           WEEK      YEARLY
                                              WEEK             AGO       % CHG
      
      STEEL (10/22) thous. of net tons        1,947           1,908   #     2.5
      AUTOS (10/22) units                   131,905         140,017 r#     -4.0
      TRUCKS (10/22) units                  120,042         120,235 r#      5.3
      ELECTRIC POWER (10/22) millions of
      kilowatt-hrs.                          56,077          54,830  #      2.9
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (10/22) thous.
      of bbl./day                            13,541          13,605  #      -0.3
      COAL (10/15) thous. of net tons        20,520  #       18,651          6.2
      PAPERBOARD (10/15) thous. of tons       858.3   #       875.7   r      3.7
      PAPER (10/15) thous. of tons            827.0   #       813.0   r      6.2
      LUMBER (10/15) millions of ft.          480.2   #       481.3         -1.0
      RAIL FREIGHT (10/15) billions of
      ton-miles                                25.1    #       24.5          6.8
      Sources: American Iron & Steel Institute, Ward's Automotive Reports, Edison 
      Electric Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Dept., American Forest 
      & Paper Association, WWPA1, SFPA2, Association of American Railroads
      BW production index copyright 1994 Bloomberg L.P.
      
      LEADING INDICATORS
                                             LATEST          WEEK         YEARLY
                                              WEEK            AGO         % CHG
      
      BUSINESS WEEK LEADING INDEX* (10/15)   246.20          247.38  r       7.8
      STOCK PRICES (10/21) S&P 500           467.73          465.43          0.4
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (10/21)        8.54 %          8.50 %       28.8
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (10/21)     107.5           107.3         13.9
      BUSINESS FAILURES (10/14)                 254             296        -27.2
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (10/12) billions     $444.1          $443.4  r       6.0
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (10/10) billions    $3,555.5        $3,559.2  r       1.5
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT
      (10/8) thous.                             329             319         -4.4
      Sources: Center for International Business Cycle Research (CIBCR), 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. *Copyright 1994 by 
      CIBCR.
      
      PRICES
                                            LATEST          WEEK        YEARLY
                                             WEEK             AGO          % CHG
      
      GOLD (10/26) $/troy oz.               388.900         391.100          4.7
      STEEL SCRAP (10/25) #1 heavy, $/ton    133.50          133.50          1.5
      COPPER (10/22)  cents/lb.               122.1           120.7         44.4
      ALUMINUM (10/22)  cents/lb.              85.0            81.3         65.0
      COTTON (10/22) strict low middling
      1-1/16 in.,  cents/lb.                  67.28           67.14         21.2
      OIL (10/25) $/bbl.                      17.49           17.39         -3.9
      Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Chicago market, Metals Week, Memphis 
      market, NYMEX
      
      FOREIGN EXCHANGE
                                            LATEST            WEEK      YEAR
                                               WEEK            AGO         AGO
      
      JAPANESE YEN (10/26)                    97.01           97.15       108.28
      GERMAN MARK (10/26)                      1.50            1.50         1.67
      BRITISH POUND (10/26)                    1.63            1.62         1.49
      FRENCH FRANC (10/26)                     5.12            5.15         5.87
      ITALIAN LIRA (10/26)                   1527.5          1532.0       1629.0
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (10/26)                  1.35            1.36         1.32
      MEXICAN PESO (10/26)3                   3.431           3.420        3.120
      Sources: Major New York banks. Currencies expressed in units per U.S. dollar, 
      except for British pound expressed in dollars
      
      INTEREST RATES
                                             LATEST           WEEK         YEAR
                                              WEEK             AGO         AGO
      
      FEDERAL FUNDS (10/25)                    4.67 %          4.71 %       2.97 %
      COMMERCIAL PAPER (10/25) 3-month         5.55            5.44         3.28
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT (10/26) 3-month  5.56            5.45         3.29
      FIXED MORTGAGE (10/21) 30 year           9.01            9.08         6.83
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE (10/21) one year     5.87            5.98         4.09
      Sources: Federal Reserve, HSH Associates
      
      #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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