PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG STEEL 4/6 thous. of net tons 1,908 1,885# -0.6 AUTOS 4/6 units 98,105 91,912r# 2.8 TRUCKS 4/6 units 128,508 122,600r# -8.1 ELECTRIC POWER 4/6 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 64,302 65,250# 1.2 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 4/6 thous. of bbl./day 14,731 14,324# 0.5 COAL 3/30 thous. of net tons 20,140# 20,340 -15.1 LUMBER 3/30 millions of ft. 521.7# 544.1r 6.1 RAIL FREIGHT 3/30 billions of ton-miles 28.0# 28.6 -7.0

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 3/29 1992=100 121.8 122.7 3.1 STOCK PRICES 4/5 S&P 500 1122.7 1147.4 -0.5 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 4/5 6.8% 6.9% 0.7 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 3/25 billions $5,490.5 $5,510.6r 7.3 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 4/5 thous. 438 493r 10.9 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 4/5 332.8 349.9 9.3 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 4/5 1213.5 1272.3 -50.0

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 4/10 $/troy oz. 298.000 303.750 15.6 STEEL SCRAP 4/9 #1 heavy, $/ton 83.50 83.50 10.1 COPPER 4/5 cents/lb. 77.2 78.7 -3.6 ALUMINUM 4/5 cents/lb. 66.5 65.8 -5.7 COTTON 4/5 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 34.83 34.28 -28.7 OIL 4/10 $/bbl. 25.94 27.34 -6.8 CRB FOODSTUFFS 4/9 1967=100 199.82 203.20 -0.8 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 4/9 1967=100 228.59 232.48 -5.5

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 4/10 2.2725 2.3155 2.1525 BRITISH POUND 4/10 1.44 1.44 1.44 CANADIAN DOLLAR 4/10 1.59 1.59 1.56 EUROPEAN EURO 4/10 0.8837 0.8843 0.8874 JAPANESE YEN 4/10 131.55 131.79 124.82 KOREAN WON 4/10 1330.5 1330.0 1325.0 MEXICAN PESO 4/10 9.085 9.055 9.305 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 4/10 123.8 125.0 121.3

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 4/9 1.68% 1.74% 4.96% COMMERCIAL PAPER 4/8 3-month 1.84 1.89 4.53 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 4/10 3-month 1.88 1.94 4.72 FIXED MORTGAGE 4/5 30-year 7.21 7.23 7.19 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 4/5 one-year 5.46 5.46 6.27 PRIME 4/5 4.75 4.75 8.00

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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