PRODUCTION INDICATORS
      
                                                     LATEST        WEEK      YEARLY
                                                       WEEK         AGO%        CHG
      STEEL 9/9 thous. of net tons                    2,097       2,078#        5.4
      AUTOS 9/9 units                                96,311     113,388r#      -0.2
      TRUCKS 9/9 units                              106,232     120,945r#     -19.3
      ELECTRIC POWER 9/9 millions of kilowatt-hrs.   75,610      82,445#        3.5
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING 9/9 thous. of bbl./day      15,552      15,518#        2.9
      COAL 9/2 thous. of net tons                    24,338#     23,693        12.6
      LUMBER 9/2 millions of ft.                      479.7#      447.8r        1.1
      RAIL FREIGHT 9/2 billions of ton-miles           29.8#       29.1         1.7
      
      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 9/1 1992=100                125.0        124.5r        1.3
      STOCK PRICES 9/8 S&P 500                     1494.50      1520.77        10.6
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 9/8                   7.54%        7.51%        2.0
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 8/28 billions              $4,837.9     $4,829.3r        5.9
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 9/8 thous.          324          311r       11.0
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 9/8            324.4        307.4        16.4
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 9/8           452.9        404.5        14.9
      
      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 9/13 $/troy oz.                         272.500       274.150         6.0
      STEEL SCRAP 9/13 #1 heavy, $/ton               89.00         89.00r       -7.5
      COPPER 9/8  cents/lb.                          95.0          92.3        11.2
      ALUMINUM 9/8  cents/lb.                        77.5          75.8         8.4
      COTTON 9/8 strict low middling
       1-1/16 in.,  cents/lb.                        59.69         58.83        20.7
      OIL 9/13 $/bbl.                                33.54         34.80        41.5
      CRB FOODSTUFFS 9/12 1967=100                  173.82        173.55        -8.9
      CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 9/12 1967=100             258.61        258.03        -4.5
      
      Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Iron Age Scrap Price Bulletin, Metals 
      Week, Memphis market, NYMEX, Commodity Research Bureau
      
      FOREIGN EXCHANGE
      
                                                  LATEST          WEEK        YEAR
                                                    WEEK           AGO         AGO
      BRAZILIAN REAL 9/13                         1.8315        1.8200      1.8800
      BRITISH POUND 9/13                            1.41          1.44        1.61
      CANADIAN DOLLAR 9/13                          1.48          1.48        1.48
      EUROPEAN EURO 9/13                          0.8594        0.8701      1.0409
      JAPANESE YEN 9/13                           107.08        105.89      104.68
      KOREAN WON 9/13                             1109.0        1107.4      1195.5
      MEXICAN PESO 9/13                            9.284         9.343       9.315
      TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 9/13             115.2         114.4       106.0
      
      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 9/12                          6.47%         6.61%       5.26%    
      
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 9/12 3-month               6.47          6.46        5.30
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 9/13 3-month        6.59          6.58        5.44
      FIXED MORTGAGE 9/8 30-year                  8.06          8.12        8.06
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 9/8 one-year            7.32          7.35        6.38
      PRIME 9/8                                   9.50          9.50        8.25
      
      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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