PRODUCTION INDICATORS LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO% CHG

STEEL 7/21 thous. of net tons 1,917 1,784r# -8.6 AUTOS 7/21 units 95,025 35,305r# -3.3 TRUCKS 7/21 units 133,937 39,964r# 11.6 ELECTRIC POWER 7/21 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 78,857 78,226# 0.1 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 7/21 thous. of bbl./day 15,351 15,474# -2.1 COAL 7/14 thous. of net tons 20,521# 17,654 -7.8 LUMBER 7/14 millions of ft. 495.4# 294.5r -2.1 RAIL FREIGHT 7/14 billions of ton-miles 27.6# 23.5 0.0

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 7/13 1992=100 119.9 119.5r -4.2 STOCK PRICES 7/20 S&P 500 1210.9 1215.7 -18.2 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 7/20 6.7% 6.8% -11.3 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 7/9 billions $5,227.0 $5,232.4r 9.2 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 7/20 thous. 366 417r 33.6 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 7/20 324.9 310.4 3.8 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 7/20 1581.4 1387.4 339.8

Sources: Economic Cycle Research Institute, Standard & Poor's, Moody's, Fed- eral Reserve, Labor Dept., Mortgage Bankers Assn. (Index: March 16, 1990=100)

PRICES LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO% CHG

GOLD 7/25 $/troy oz. 268.400 268.550 -3.9 STEEL SCRAP 7/24 #1 heavy, $/ton 78.67 78.67 -23.6 COPPER 7/20 cents/lb. 74.2 74.5 -16.6 ALUMINUM 7/20 cents/lb. 68.5 68.5 -11.6 COTTON 7/20 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 38.13 38.83 -33.9 OIL 7/25 $/bbl. 26.44 24.68 -4.4 CRB FOODSTUFFS 7/24 1967=100 224.15 222.85 29.5 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 7/24 1967=100 243.63 242.95 -4.8

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 7/25 2.4890 2.5010 1.7885 BRITISH POUND 7/25 1.43 1.42 1.52 CANADIAN DOLLAR 7/25 1.54 1.54 1.46 EUROPEAN EURO 7/25 0.8804 0.8735 0.9428 JAPANESE YEN 7/25 123.63 123.90 109.19 KOREAN WON 7/25 1306.0 1307.0 1115.3 MEXICAN PESO 7/25 9.155 9.215 9.363 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 7/25 120.7 121.4 111.5

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 7/24 3.82% 3.71% 6.46% COMMERCIAL PAPER 7/24 3-month 3.54 3.59 6.54 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 7/25 3-month 3.61 3.67 6.65 FIXED MORTGAGE 7/20 30-year 7.26 7.34 8.35 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 7/20 one-year 6.09 6.05 7.38 PRIME 7/20 6.75 6.75 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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