PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                                      LATEST       WEEK       YEARLY
                                                      WEEK         AGO         % CHG
      STEEL (11/19) thous. of net tons                1,908        1,892#        5.8
      AUTOS (11/19) units                             139,107      144,347r#     1.7
      TRUCKS (11/19) units                            120,435      123,866r#     4.3
      ELECTRIC POWER (11/19) millions of kilowatt-hrs.56,067       56,204#       1.4
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (11/19) thous. of bbl./day   NA           14,891#       NA
      COAL (11/12) thous. of net tons                 20,419#      20,282        5.8
      PAPERBOARD (11/12) thous. of tons               884.1#       897.9r        3.6
      PAPER (11/12) thous. of tons                    829.0#       841.0r        1.2
      LUMBER (11/12) millions of ft.                  500.7#       491.5         0.2
      RAIL FREIGHT (11/12) billions of ton-miles      25.0 #       25.2          4.6
      Sources: American Iron & Steel Institute, Ward's Automotivereports, Edison 
      Electric Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Dept., American Forest 
      & Paper Association, WWPA1, SFPA2, Association of Americanrailroads
      
      LEADING INDICATORS
                                                 LATEST          WEEK         YEARLY
                                                 WEEK            AGO           % CHG
      STOCK PRICES (11/18) S&P 500               464.34          464.17          0.0
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (11/18)          8.70%           8.74%          25.4
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (11/18)        110.0           109.3          16.9
      BUSINESS FAILURES (11/11)                  257             316            -7.6
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (11/9) billions          $449.6          $448.6          7.2
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (11/7) billions           $3,550.2        $3,549.4r       0.8
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (11/5) thous. 332             322            -7.3
      Sources: Center for International Business Cycleresearch (CIBCR), 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.
      
      PRICES
                                                               LATEST  WEEK   YEARLY
                                                               WEEK    AGO     % CHG
      GOLD (11/22) $/troy oz.                                  383.800  386.250  2.0
      STEEL SCRAP (11/21) #1 heavy, $/ton                      138.50   138.50   0.7
      COPPER (11/19)  cents/lb.                                136.8    128.7   72.7
      ALUMINUM (11/19)  cents/lb.                              92.0     90.0    84.0
      COTTON (11/19) strict low middling 1-1/16 in.,  cents/lb.72.16    70.84   28.7
      OIL (11/21) $/bbl.                                       17.48    17.57    5.6
      Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Chicago market, Metals Week, Memphis 
      market, NYMEX
      
      FOREIGN EXCHANGE
                              LATEST          WEEK            YEAR
                              WEEK            AGO             AGO
      JAPANESE YEN (11/22)    98.04           98.41           108.60
      GERMAN MARK (11/22)     1.55            1.55            1.71
      BRITISH POUND (11/22)   1.57            1.57            1.49
      FRENCH FRANC (11/22)    5.33            5.33            5.92
      ITALIAN LIRA (11/22)    1604.7          1589.4          1698.3
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (11/22) 1.37            1.36            1.33
      MEXICAN PESO (11/22)3   3.444           3.451           3.113
      Sources: Major New York banks. Currencies expressed in units per U.S. dollar, 
      except for British pound in dollars
      
      INTEREST RATES
                                              LATEST          WEEK            YEAR
                                              WEEK            AGO             AGO
      FEDERAL FUNDS (11/21)                   5.49%           5.59%           2.98%
      COMMERCIAL PAPER (11/21) 3-month        5.89            5.78            3.42
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT (11/22) 3-month 5.90            5.82            3.36
      FIXED MORTGAGE (11/18) 30-year          9.33            9.31            7.21
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE (11/18) one-year    6.33            6.24            4.26
      PRIME (11/22)                           8.50            8.50            6.00
      Sources: Federalreserve, HSH Associates,reuters Holdings
      
      #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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