PRODUCTION INDICATORS
      
                                              LATEST    WEEK       YEARLY
                                              WEEK      AGO        % CHG
      STEEL (6/17) thous. of net tons         1,973     1,924#     3.0
      AUTOS (6/17) units                      130,346   139,227r#  -4.7
      TRUCKS (6/17) units                     115,968   116,400r#  2.5
      ELECTRIC POWER (6/17)
       millions of kilowatt-hrs.              61,614    64,146#    -10.0
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (6/17)
       thous. of bbl./day                     14,571    14,618#    3.1
      COAL (6/10) thous. of net tons          18,118#   18,037     -8.4
      PAPERBOARD (6/10) thous. of tons        925.4#    934.5r     3.1
      PAPER (6/10) thous. of tons             842.0#    850.0r     -0.8
      LUMBER (6/10) millions of ft.           441.6#    345.0      -8.3
      RAIL FREIGHT (6/10)
       billions of ton-miles                  23.2#     21.3       0.4
      
      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 (6/16) S&P 500             536.07    532.91     16.4
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (6/16)        7.37%     7.28%      -7.2
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (6/16)      113.8     113.5      NA*
      BUSINESS FAILURES (6/9)                 305       399        4.8
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (6/7) billions        $484.0    $491.5r    12.2
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (6/5) billions         $3,624.4  $3,632.3r  1.5
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT
       (6/3) thous.                           376       379        4.7
      
      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 (6/21) $/troy oz.                  390.700   387.750    0.3
      STEEL SCRAP (6/20) #1 heavy, $/ton      140.50    140.50     26.0
      COPPER (6/17)  cents/lb.                140.2     137.3      22.2
      ALUMINUM (6/17)  cents/lb.              84.3      85.0       23.9
      COTTON (6/17) strict low
       middling 1-1/16 in.,  cents/lb.        107.31    107.80     37.0
      OIL (6/20) $/bbl.                       18.01     18.88      -8.8
      
      Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Chicago market, Metals Week, Memphis 
      market, NYMEX
      
      INTEREST RATES
      
                                              LATEST    WEEK       YEAR
                                              WEEK      AGO        AGO
      FEDERAL FUNDS (6/20)                    6.01%     5.97%      4.19%
      COMMERCIAL PAPER (6/20) 3-month         5.96      5.93       4.56
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT (6/21) 3-month  5.92      5.90       4.52
      FIXED MORTGAGE (6/16) 30-year           7.82      7.75       8.53
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE (6/16) one-year     5.98      5.81       5.49
      PRIME (6/21)                            9.00      9.00       7.25
      
      Sources: Federal Reserve, HSH Associates, Reuters Holdings PLC
      
      FOREIGN EXCHANGE
      
                                              LATEST    WEEK       YEAR
                                              WEEK      AGO        AGO
      JAPANESE YEN (6/21)                     84.29     84.32      100.15
      GERMAN MARK (6/21)                      1.39      1.40       1.59
      BRITISH POUND (6/21)                    1.61      1.61       1.55
      FRENCH FRANC (6/21)                     4.89      4.91       5.54
      ITALIAN LIRA (6/21)                     1636.0    1640.5     1570.5
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (6/21)                  1.38      1.38       1.39
      MEXICAN PESO (6/21)3                    6.250     6.175      3.376
      
      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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