PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG STEEL 1/12 thous. of net tons 1,703 1,704# -6.1 AUTOS 1/12 units 94,952 49,376r# 22.8 TRUCKS 1/12 units 130,803 68,981r# 53.8 ELECTRIC POWER 1/12 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 72,912 72,552# -5.3 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 1/12 thous. of bbl./day 14,698 14,931# -0.8 COAL 1/5 thous. of net tons 17,676# 15,463 16.4 LUMBER 1/5 millions of ft. 273.9# 192.4r 20.2 RAIL FREIGHT 1/5 billions of ton-miles 21.7# 19.9 -6.5

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 1/4 1992=100 120.7 117.4r 0.7 STOCK PRICES 1/11 S&P 500 1145.6 1172.5 -11.8 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 1/11 6.5% 6.7% -3.6 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 12/31 billions $5,444.7 $5,447.8r 10.1 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 1/11 thous. 384 398r 12.0 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 1/11 348.6 375.9 19.1 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 1/11 1937.6 1703.7 23.2

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 1/16 $/troy oz. 284.600 281.100 6.9 STEEL SCRAP 1/15 #1 heavy, $/ton 70.50 64.83r -15.9 COPPER 1/11 cents/lb. 74.7 70.0 -13.6 ALUMINUM 1/11 cents/lb. 67.0 62.3 -8.8 COTTON 1/11 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 33.14 31.90 -41.2 OIL 1/16 $/bbl. 18.59 19.89 -36.3 CRB FOODSTUFFS 1/15 1967=100 203.80 207.05 9.2 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 1/15 1967=100 219.19 220.64 -14.3

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 1/16 2.3625 2.3740 1.9400 BRITISH POUND 1/16 1.43 1.44 1.49 CANADIAN DOLLAR 1/16 1.61 1.60 1.50 EUROPEAN EURO 1/16 0.8801 0.8909 0.9366 JAPANESE YEN 1/16 132.11 133.14 116.54 KOREAN WON 1/16 1315.5 1309.5 1270.0 MEXICAN PESO 1/16 9.125 9.220 9.825 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 1/16 123.9 123.6 114.7

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 1/15 1.75% 1.61% 5.95% COMMERCIAL PAPER 1/15 3-month 1.60 1.75 5.40 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 1/16 3-month 1.63 1.75 5.59 FIXED MORTGAGE 1/11 30-year 7.19 7.33 7.31 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 1/11 one-year 5.48 5.56 6.86 PRIME 1/11 4.75 4.75 9.00

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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