PRODUCTION INDICATORS LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO% CHG

STEEL 2/24 thous. of net tons 1,953 1,899# -15.1 AUTOS 2/24 units 88,204 106,846r# -26.1 TRUCKS 2/24 units 114,111 117,940r# -29.0 ELECTRIC POWER 2/24 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 69,333 69,981# 6.1 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 2/24 thous. of bbl./day 14,886 14,674# 5.2 COAL 2/17 thous. of net tons 22,845# 22,129 9.3 LUMBER 2/17 millions of ft. 420.9# 475.0r -24.3 RAIL FREIGHT 2/17 billions of ton-miles 27.9# 27.5 -1.8

Sources: American Iron & Steel Institute, Ward's Automotive Reports, Edison Electric Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Dept., WWPA, SFPA, Association of American Railroads

LEADING INDICATORS LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO% CHG

ECRI LEADING INDEX 2/16 1992=100 122.1 123.0r -2.9 STOCK PRICES 2/23 S&P 500 1245.9 1301.5 -6.6 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 2/23 6.8% 6.8 -11.8 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 2/12 billions $5,027.8 5029.8r 7.3 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 2/23 thous. 372 333r 38.3 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 2/23 291.4 274.3 4.7 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 2/23 2140.4 2346.1 517.5

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 2/28 $/troy oz. 266.700 257.500 -8.9 STEEL SCRAP 2/27 #1 heavy, $/ton 75.00 75.00 -27.2 COPPER 2/23 cents/lb. 84.7 86.6 -2.4 ALUMINUM 2/23 cents/lb. 74.8 76.0 -4.8 COTTON 2/23 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 53.19 56.63 -6.3 OIL 2/28 $/bbl. 27.06 27.88 -9.9 CRB FOODSTUFFS 2/27 1967=100 197.38 193.14 12.5 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 2/27 1967=100 245.32 248.52 -5.1

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 2/28 2.0450 2.0455 1.7630 BRITISH POUND 2/28 1.45 1.44 1.59 CANADIAN DOLLAR 2/28 1.54 1.54 1.45 EUROPEAN EURO 2/28 0.9231 0.9089 0.9727 JAPANESE YEN 2/28 117.36 116.61 107.28 KOREAN WON 2/28 1254.5 1239.0 1128.0 MEXICAN PESO 2/28 9.685 9.735 9.352 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 2/28 116.8 117.3 109.0

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 2/27 5.49% 5.57% 5.85% COMMERCIAL PAPER 2/27 3-month 4.95 5.19 5.88 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 2/28 3-month 5.02 5.29 6.04 FIXED MORTGAGE 2/23 30-year 7.31 7.31 8.45 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 2/23 one-year 6.47 6.57 6.81 PRIME 2/23 8.50 8.50 8.75

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 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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