PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG STEEL 11/17 thous. of net tons 1,573 1,668# -15.8 AUTOS 11/17 units 91,496 100,282r# -5.5 TRUCKS 11/17 units 124,556 154,483r# 5.4 ELECTRIC POWER 11/17 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 64,374 63,159# -6.0 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 11/17 thous. of bbl./day 14,654 14,590r# -2.6 COAL 11/10 thous. of net tons 22,285# 22,607 3.5 LUMBER 11/10 millions of ft. 459.8# 471.8 -6.8 RAIL FREIGHT 11/10 billions of ton-miles 31.1# 31.6 6.1

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 11/9 1992=100 115.9 116.3r -5.8 STOCK PRICES 11/16 S&P 500 1138.7 1120.3 -16.7 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 11/16 6.7% 6.3% -11.0 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 11/5 billions NA $5,402.9 NA INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 11/16 thous. 427 442r 26.0 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 11/16 296.0 285.4 -3.6

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 11/20 $/troy oz. 272.950 278.250 2.6 STEEL SCRAP 11/20 #1 heavy, $/ton 65.00 65.00 -12.6 COPPER 11/16 cents/lb. 71.3 65.9 -17.5 ALUMINUM 11/16 cents/lb. 64.5 60.8 -7.9 COTTON 11/16 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 34.17 31.41 -45.4 OIL 11/20 $/bbl. 18.25 19.45 -48.7 CRB FOODSTUFFS 11/20 1967=100 201.58 199.59 6.9 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 11/20 1967=100 220.25 218.66 -12.3

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 11/20 2.5511 2.5350 1.9200 BRITISH POUND 11/20 1.42 1.43 1.42 CANADIAN DOLLAR 11/20 1.59 1.59 1.55 EUROPEAN EURO 11/20 0.8836 0.8814 0.8441 JAPANESE YEN 11/20 122.60 122.29 110.07 KOREAN WON 11/20 1283.0 1278.0 1164.7 MEXICAN PESO 11/20 9.168 9.205 9.406 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 11/20 121.4 121.0 118.7

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 11/20 1.97% 2.10% 6.52% COMMERCIAL PAPER 11/20 3-month 2.02 1.90 6.50 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 11/20 3-month 2.03 1.96 6.64 FIXED MORTGAGE 11/16 30-year 6.80 6.59 7.88 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 11/16 one-year 5.29 5.34 7.24 PRIME 11/16 5.00 5.00 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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