PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO% CHG STEEL 5/26 thous. of net tons 1,939 1,979# -16.0 AUTOS 5/26 units 107,726 108,932r# -2.5 TRUCKS 5/26 units 138,707 145,609r# -8.7 ELECTRIC POWER 5/26 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 64,999 65,347# -4.2 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 5/26 thous. of bbl./day 15,571 15,533# 1.1 COAL 5/19 thous. of net tons 22,119# 22,946 3.2 LUMBER 5/19 millions of ft. 517.8# 499.9 0.0 RAIL FREIGHT 5/19 billions of ton-miles 28.3# 28.5 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 5/18 1992=100 122.5 123.2r -2.6 STOCK PRICES 5/25 S&P 500 1277.9 1292.0 -7.3 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 5/25 7.1% 7.2% -10.8 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 5/14 billions $5,153.9 $5,150.5 8.4 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 5/25 thous. 419 411r 47.0 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 5/25 302.2 291.2 -0.2 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 5/25 1622.5 1546.8 451.1

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 5/30 $/troy oz. 271.000 283.150 -0.5 STEEL SCRAP 5/29 #1 heavy, $/ton 75.83 75.83 -26.4 COPPER 5/25 cents/lb. 80.3 80.0 -7.7 ALUMINUM 5/25 cents/lb. 74.0 72.5 2.4 COTTON 5/25 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 41.22 43.04 -33.9 OIL 5/30 $/bbl. 28.55 28.83 -5.1 CRB FOODSTUFFS 5/29 1967=100 208.46 211.01 7.9 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 5/29 1967=100 245.03 244.78 -8.3

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 5/30 2.3605 2.3485 1.8240 BRITISH POUND 5/30 1.43 1.42 1.50 CANADIAN DOLLAR 5/30 1.54 1.55 1.50 EUROPEAN EURO 5/30 0.8566 0.8571 0.9379 JAPANESE YEN 5/30 120.32 119.97 107.65 KOREAN WON 5/30 1290.0 1287.0 1129.5 MEXICAN PESO 5/30 9.185 9.075 9.507 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 5/30 121.0 120.9 112.2

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 5/29 4.09% 3.99% 6.71% COMMERCIAL PAPER 5/29 3-month 3.75 3.89 6.62 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 5/30 3-month 3.92 4.00 6.84 FIXED MORTGAGE 5/25 30-year 7.39 7.43 8.74 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 5/25 one-year 6.15 6.22 7.32 PRIME 5/25 7.00 7.00 9.50

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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