PRODUCTION INDICATORS
      
                                                     LATEST       WEEK      YEARLY
                                                       WEEK        AGO%        CHG
      STEEL 7/8 thous. of net tons                    2,242      2,243#       17.3
      AUTOS 7/8 units                                 7,127    103,417r#     -73.5
      TRUCKS 7/8 units                               22,646    134,169r#     -15.3
      ELECTRIC POWER 7/8 millions of kilowatt-hrs.   73,183     75,596#       -5.9
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING 7/8 thous. of bbl./day      15,397     15,441#        2.2
      COAL 7/1 thous. of net tons                    21,580#    21,702         7.0
      LUMBER 7/1 millions of ft.                      516.9#     526.3r        5.1
      RAIL FREIGHT 7/1 billions of ton-miles           27.9#      27.2         7.7
      
      Sources: American Iron & Steel Institute, Ward's Automotive Reports, Edison 
      Electric Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Dept., WWPA, SFPAFD, 
      Association of American Railroads
      
      LEADING INDICATORS
      
                                                    LATEST          WEEK      YEARLY
                                                      WEEK           AGO%        CHG
      ECRI LEADING INDEX 6/30 1992=100               125.1         124.8r       -1.0
      STOCK PRICES 7/7 S&P 500                     1478.90       1454.60         5.4
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 7/7                   7.66%         7.69%        6.2
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 6/26 billions              $4,776.2      $4,782.7r        5.5
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 6/30 thous.         319           292r        6.7
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 7/7            303.0         318.1        10.5
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 7/7           284.3         338.5       -45.5
      
      Sources: Economic Cycle Research Institute, Standard & Poor's, Moody's, 
      Federal Reserve, Labor Dept., Mortgage Bankers Assn. (Index: March 16, 
      1990=100)
      
      PRICES
      
                                              LATEST          WEEK      YEARLY
                                                WEEK           AGO%        CHG
      GOLD 7/12 $/troy oz.                   279.950       286.850         9.7
      STEEL SCRAP 7/12 #1 heavy, $/ton        103.00        103.00        62.2
      COPPER 7/7  cents/lb.                     85.0          85.6         5.5
      ALUMINUM 7/7  cents/lb.                   76.5          76.8        14.5
      COTTON 7/7 strict low middling
       1-1/16 in.,  cents/lb.                  52.88         53.70         0.9
      OIL 7/12 $/bbl.                          30.17         30.66        51.1
      CRB FOODSTUFFS 7/11 1967=100            179.94        182.89         0.9
      CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 7/11 1967=100       253.54        256.95        -2.4
      
      Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Chicago market, Metals Week, Memphis 
      market, NYMEX, Commodity Research Bureau
      
      FOREIGN EXCHANGE
      
                                             LATEST          WEEK        YEAR
                                               WEEK           AGO         AGO
      BRAZILIAN REAL 7/12                    1.8025        1.8035      1.8210
      BRITISH POUND 7/12                       1.51          1.51        1.56
      CANADIAN DOLLAR 7/12                     1.48          1.49        1.48
      EUROPEAN EURO 7/12                     0.9424        0.9525      1.0136
      JAPANESE YEN 7/12                      108.09        106.96      120.74
      KOREAN WON 7/12                        1115.5        1117.0      1182.3
      MEXICAN PESO 7/12                       9.450         9.543       9.323
      TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 7/12        111.6         110.8       111.6
      
      Sources: Major New York banks. Currencies expressed in units per U.S. dollar, 
      except for British Pound and European Euro in dollars. Trade-weighted dollar 
      via J.P. Morgan.
      
      INTEREST RATES
      
                                                   LATEST          WEEK        YEAR
                                                     WEEK           AGO         AGO
      
      FEDERAL FUNDS 7/11                             6.39%         7.03%       4.90% 
      
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 7/11 3-month                  6.53          6.55        5.10
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 7/12 3-month           6.66          6.69        5.23
      FIXED MORTGAGE 7/7 30-year                     8.28          8.39        7.76
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 7/7 one-year               7.34          7.35        6.08
      PRIME 7/7                                      9.50          9.50        8.00
      
      Sources: Federal Reserve, HSH Associates, Bloomberg Financial Markets
      
      #Raw data in the production indicators are seasonally adjusted in computing 
      the BW index (chart); other components (estimated listed) include machinery 
      and defense equipment. 1=Western Wood Products Assn. 2=Southern Forest 
      Products Assn.  3=Free marke value NA=Not available r=revised NM=Not 
      meaningful
      
      
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