PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                              LATEST    WEEK       YEARLY
                                              WEEK      AGO        % CHG
      STEEL (6/24) thous. of net tons         1,947     1,973#     2.0
      AUTOS (6/24) units                      134,968   131,485r#  -6.9
      TRUCKS (6/24) units                     117,585   117,385r#  -0.9
      ELECTRIC POWER (6/24)
       millions of kilowatt-hrs.              67,448    61,614#    -2.6
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (6/24)
       thous. of bbl./day                     14,737    14,571#    2.7
      COAL (6/17) thous. of net tons          18,661#   18,118     -2.9
      PAPERBOARD (6/17) thous. of tons        938.3#    921.7r     6.8
      PAPER (6/17) thous. of tons             813.0#    842.0      -2.4
      LUMBER (6/17) millions of ft.           443.9#    441.6      -10.8
      RAIL FREIGHT (6/17)
       billions of ton-miles                  23.4#     23.2       3.1
      
      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 (6/23) S&P 500             546.99    536.07     21.4
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (6/23)        7.27%     7.37%      -9.4
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (6/23)      114.5     113.8      NA*
      BUSINESS FAILURES (6/16)                322       305        3.5
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (6/14) billions       $483.8    $483.9r    12.2
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (6/12) billions        $3,651.5  $3,642.4r  2.3
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT
       (6/10) thous.                          375       375r       7.4
      
      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 (6/28) $/troy oz.                  388.250   390.700    0.1
      STEEL SCRAP (6/27) #1 heavy, $/ton      140.50    140.50     26.0
      COPPER (6/24)  cents/lb.                145.7     140.2      25.1
      ALUMINUM (6/24)  cents/lb.              85.3      84.3       21.8
      COTTON (6/24) strict low
       middling 1-1/16 in.,  cents/lb.        106.66    107.31     39.5
      OIL (6/27) $/bbl.                       17.90     18.01      -5.0
      
      Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Chicago market, Metals Week, Memphis 
      market, NYMEX
      
      INTEREST RATES
                                              LATEST    WEEK       YEAR
                                              WEEK      AGO        AGO
      FEDERAL FUNDS (6/27)                    5.94%     6.01%      4.19%
      COMMERCIAL PAPER (6/28) 3-month         5.93      5.96       4.70
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT (6/28) 3-month  5.90      5.92       4.71
      FIXED MORTGAGE (6/23) 30-year           7.74      7.82       8.65
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE (6/23) one-year     5.84      5.98       5.45
      PRIME (6/28)                            9.00      9.00       7.25
      
      Sources: Federal Reserve, HSH Associates, Reuters Holdings PLC
      
      FOREIGN EXCHANGE
                                              LATEST    WEEK       YEAR
                                              WEEK      AGO        AGO
      JAPANESE YEN (6/28)                     85.12     84.29      99.35
      GERMAN MARK (6/28)                      1.40      1.39       1.60
      BRITISH POUND (6/28)                    1.57      1.61       1.53
      FRENCH FRANC (6/28)                     4.91      4.89       5.50
      ITALIAN LIRA (6/28)                     1638.0    1636.0     1601.5
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (6/28)                  1.38      1.38       1.38
      MEXICAN PESO (6/28)3                    6.290     6.250      3.387
      
      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
      
Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal. LEARN MORE