PRODUCTION INDICATORS LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO% CHG

STEEL 11/10 thous. of net tons 1,668 1,625# -15.9 AUTOS 11/10 units 104,939 97,192r# 4.7 TRUCKS 11/10 units 147,672 143,198r# 3.8 ELECTRIC POWER 11/10 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 63,159 63,951# -3.2 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 11/10 thous. of bbl./day 14,752 14,787# -2.7 COAL 11/3 thous. of net tons 22,607# 21,728 0.1 LUMBER 11/3 millions of ft. 471.8# 500.8r -6.6 RAIL FREIGHT 11/3 billions of ton-miles 31.6# 30.9 1.9

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 11/2 1992=100 116.4 114.6r -5.0 STOCK PRICES 11/9 S&P 500 1120.3 1087.2 -18.0 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 11/9 6.3% 6.4% -16.9 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 10/29 billions $5,402.9 $5,401.2r 10.7 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 11/9 thous. 444 452r 35.0 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 11/9 285.4 318.4 -12.7 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 11/9 5534.5 5223.2 701.6

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 11/14 $/troy oz. 278.250 280.300 5.2 STEEL SCRAP 11/13 #1 heavy, $/ton 65.00 73.17r -12.6 COPPER 11/9 cents/lb. 65.9 66.5 -24.8 ALUMINUM 11/9 cents/lb. 60.8 61.8 -14.2 COTTON 11/9 strict low middling 31.41 29.45 -49.9 1-1/16 in., cents/lb OIL 11/14 $/bbl. 19.45 19.81 -45.1 CRB FOODSTUFFS 11/13 1967=100 199.59 196.19 6.4 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 11/13 1967=100 218.66 214.17 -13.3

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 11/14 2.5350 2.5610 1.9520 BRITISH POUND 11/14 1.43 1.46 1.43 CANADIAN DOLLAR 11/14 1.59 1.60 1.55 EUROPEAN EURO 11/14 0.8814 0.8982 0.8575 JAPANESE YEN 11/14 122.29 120.74 108.78 KOREAN WON 11/14 1278.0 1280.0 1137.2 MEXICAN PESO 11/14 9.205 9.197 9.466 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 11/14 121.0 120.0 117.6

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 11/13 2.10% 2.13% 6.52% COMMERCIAL PAPER 11/13 3-month 1.90 2.02 6.53 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 11/14 3-month 1.96 1.91 6.64 FIXED MORTGAGE 11/9 30-year 6.59 6.66 7.95 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 11/9 one-year 5.34 5.33 7.28 PRIME 11/9 5.00 5.50 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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