PRODUCTION INDICATORS
      
                                              LATEST    WEEK      YEARLY
                                              WEEK      AGO       % CHG
      STEEL (6/10) thous. of net tons         1,924     1,925#     1.0
      AUTOS (6/10) units                      137,524   95,344r#  -4.3
      TRUCKS (6/10) units                     114,526   78,719r#  -4.2
      ELECTRIC POWER (6/10)
       millions of kilowatt-hrs.              64,146    58,336#    3.2
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (6/10)
       thous. of bbl./day                     14,618    14,536#    2.1
      COAL (6/3) thous. of net tons           18,037#   19,157    -3.7
      PAPERBOARD (6/3) thous. of tons         931.1#    946.2r     5.3
      PAPER (6/3) thous. of tons              849.0#    823.0r     3.3
      LUMBER (6/3) millions of ft.            345.0#    415.0     -14.3
      RAIL FREIGHT (6/3)
       billions of ton-miles                  21.3#     23.6      -0.5
      
      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
      
      LEADING INDICATORS
      
                                              LATEST    WEEK      YEARLY
                                              WEEK      AGO       % CHG
      STOCK PRICES (6/9) S&P 500              532.91    530.75    16.3
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (6/9)         7.28%     7.33%     -7.3
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (6/9)       113.5     114.1      NA*
      BUSINESS FAILURES (6/2)                 NA        NA         NA
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (5/31) billions       $481.3    $477.7    11.8
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (5/29) billions        $3,631.3  $3,624.4r  1.6
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT
       (5/27) thous.                          379       380       5.9
      
      Sources: Center for International Business Cycle Research (CIBCR), Standard & 
      Poor's, Moody's, Journal of Commerce (index: 1990=100), Dun & Bradstreet 
      (failures of large companies), Federal Reserve, Labor Dept. CIBCR seasonally 
      adjusts data on business failures and real estate loans. *Historical data 
      available from CIBCR.
      
      PRICES
      
                                              LATEST    WEEK      YEARLY
                                              WEEK      AGO       % CHG
      GOLD (6/14) $/troy oz.                  387.750   385.900    1.2
      STEEL SCRAP (6/13) #1 heavy, $/ton      140.50    141.50    26.0
      COPPER (6/10)  cents/lb.                137.3     136.8     23.7
      ALUMINUM (6/10)  cents/lb.              85.0      87.0      31.8
      COTTON (6/10) strict
       low middling 1-1/16 in.,  cents/lb.    107.80    108.86    39.0
      OIL (6/13) $/bbl.                       18.88     19.14     -4.9
      
      Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Chicago market, Metals Week, Memphis 
      market, NYMEX
      
      INTEREST RATES
      
                                              LATEST    WEEK      YEAR
                                              WEEK      AGO       AGO
      FEDERAL FUNDS (6/13)                    5.97%     5.96%     4.21%
      COMMERCIAL PAPER (6/14) 3-month         5.93      5.87      4.53
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT (6/14) 3-month  5.90      5.86      4.46
      FIXED MORTGAGE (6/9) 30-year            7.75      7.89      8.45
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE (6/9) one-year      5.81      5.95      5.44
      PRIME (6/14)                            9.00      9.00      7.25
      
      Sources: Federal Reserve, HSH Associates, Reuters Holdings PLC
      
      FOREIGN EXCHANGE
      
                                              LATEST    WEEK      YEAR
                                              WEEK      AGO       AGO
      JAPANESE YEN (6/14)                     84.32     84.40     103.55
      GERMAN MARK (6/14)                      1.40      1.41      1.64
      BRITISH POUND (6/14)                    1.61      1.59      1.52
      FRENCH FRANC (6/14)                     4.91      4.95      5.58
      ITALIAN LIRA (6/14)                     1640.5    1638.5    1606.4
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (6/14)                  1.38      1.38      1.39
      MEXICAN PESO (6/14)3                    6.175     6.085     3.369
      
      Sources: Major New York banks. Currencies expressed in units per U.S. dollar, 
      except for British pound in dollars
      
      #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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