PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                         LATEST    WEEK       YEARLY
                                         WEEK      AGO        % CHG
      STEEL (11/11) thous. of net tons   1,895     1,863#     0.3
      AUTOS (11/11) units                129,358   133,345r#  -10.4
      TRUCKS (11/11) units               116,949   123,249r#  -5.6
      ELECTRIC POWER (11/11)
       millions of kilowatt-hrs.         59,890    57,682#    6.6
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (11/11)
       thous. of bbl./day                13,451    13,804#    -1.0
      COAL (11/4)
       thous. of net tons                19,848#   19,161     -1.3
      PAPERBOARD (11/4) thous. of tons   913.7#    873.0r     2.1
      PAPER (11/4) thous. of tons        839.0#    829.0r     -0.4
      LUMBER (11/4) millions of ft.      436.2#    453.8      -11.3
      RAIL FREIGHT (11/4)
       billions of ton-miles             25.6#     25.4       2.4
      
      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 (11/10) S&P 500        590.49    585.85     27.2
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (11/10)   7.04%     7.05%      -19.5
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (11/10) 111.6     110.8      NA*
      BUSINESS FAILURES (11/3)            NA        302        NA
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (11/1) billions   $501.6    $499.7     10.7
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (10/30) billions   $3,721.8  $3,719.2r  4.3
      INITIAL CLAIMS,
       UNEMPLOYMENT (10/28) thous.        366       358r       13.7
      
      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 (11/15) $/troy oz.             385.300   384.800    -0.1
      STEEL SCRAP (11/14) #1 heavy, $/ton 134.50    134.50     -2.9
      COPPER (11/11)  cents/lb.           140.8     135.0      9.5
      ALUMINUM (11/11)  cents/lb.         78.0      77.8       -13.3
      COTTON (11/11) strict low middling
       1-1/16 in.,  cents/lb.             83.03     84.30      17.2
      OIL (11/14) $/bbl.                  17.90     17.60      1.9
      
      Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Chicago market, Metals Week, Memphis 
      market, NYMEX
      
      INTEREST RATES
                                         LATEST    WEEK       YEAR
                                         WEEK      AGO        AGO
      
      FEDERAL FUNDS (11/14)              5.71%     5.65%      5.22%
      COMMERCIAL PAPER (11/14) 3-month   5.74      5.75       5.82
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT
       (11/15) 3-month                   5.74      5.74       5.80
      FIXED MORTGAGE (11/10) 30-year     7.63      7.69       9.33
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE
       (11/10) one-year                  5.69      5.78       6.33
      PRIME (11/15)                      8.75      8.75       7.96
      
      Sources: Federal Reserve, HSH Associates, Reuters Holdings PLC
      
      FOREIGN EXCHANGE
                                         LATEST    WEEK       YEAR
                                         WEEK      AGO        AGO
      JAPANESE YEN (11/15)               101.02    102.23     98.31
      GERMAN MARK (11/15)                1.40      1.41       1.56
      BRITISH POUND (11/15)              1.56      1.58       1.57
      FRENCH FRANC (11/15)               4.84      4.88       5.34
      ITALIAN LIRA (11/15)               1590.8    1588.5     1593.7
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (11/15)            1.36      1.35       1.37
      MEXICAN PESO (11/15)3              8.000     7.625      3.442
      
      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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