PRODUCTION INDICATORS                           
      
                                                           LATEST      WEEK    
      YEARLY
                                                             WEEK       AGO     % 
      CHG
      STEEL               7/22 thous. of net tons           2,097     2,125#      
      6.1
      AUTOS               7/22 units                      115,461    40,145r#    
      33.0
      TRUCKS              7/22 units                      150,870    35,234r#    
      24.0
      ELECTRIC POWER      7/22 millions of kilowatt-hrs.   78,815    79,636#     
      -2.9
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING  7/22 thous. of bbl./day          15,674    15,558#      
      2.6
      COAL                7/15 thous. of net tons          22,265#   19,491       
      6.2
      LUMBER              7/15 millions of ft.              507.0#    267.2      
      -4.7
      RAIL FREIGHT        7/15 billions of ton-miles         27.0#     23.5       
      0.7
      
      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               7/14  1992=100     125.9      124.1      0.4
      STOCK PRICES                     7/21  S&P 500    1480.19    1509.98      9.1
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa        7/21                7.60%      7.67%     4.4
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2                 7/10  billions  $4,784.9   $4,786.8r     5.4
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT     7/14  thous.         272        312r   -13.7
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE  7/21               313.1      331.2     17.0
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 7/21               359.6      371.9    -26.7
      
      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                7/26 $/troy oz.              279.400  279.200    10.0
      STEEL SCRAP         7/26 #1 heavy, $/ton          103.00   103.00    63.5
      COPPER              7/21  cents/lb.                88.9     86.4     12.3
      ALUMINUM            7/21  cents/lb.                77.5     76.5     12.6
      COTTON              7/21 strict low middling
                          1-1/16 in.,  cents/lb.         57.72    55.87     9.5
      OIL                 7/26 $/bbl.                    27.66    31.12    36.6
      CRB FOODSTUFFS      7/25 1967=100                 173.05   174.41    -6.5
      CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 7/25 1967=100                 255.87   255.33    -2.2
      
      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               7/26       1.7885     1.8035    1.7900
      BRITISH POUND                7/26         1.52       1.50      1.60
      CANADIAN DOLLAR              7/26         1.46       1.48      1.51
      EUROPEAN EURO                7/26       0.9428     0.9246    1.0662
      JAPANESE YEN                 7/26       109.19     108.29    115.90
      KOREAN WON                   7/26       1115.3     1112.2    1197.8
      MEXICAN PESO                 7/26        9.363      9.430     9.365
      TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX  7/26        111.5      112.3     109.4
      
      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            7/25                 6.46%    6.47%   4.91%
      COMMERCIAL PAPER         7/25    3-month      6.54     6.53    5.10
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT  7/26    3-month      6.65     6.67    5.25
      FIXED MORTGAGE           7/21    30-year      8.35     8.27    7.70
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE      7/21    one-year     7.38     7.39    6.08
      PRIME                    7/21                 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 market value  NA=Not available  r=revised  NM=Not 
      meaningful
      
      
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