PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG STEEL 6/1 thous. of net tons 1,829 1,937# -5.8 AUTOS 6/1 units 91,334 110,091r# 1.7 TRUCKS 6/1 units 130,294 156,548r# 7.3 ELECTRIC POWER 6/1 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 68,676 63,542# 8.8 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 6/1 thous. of bbl./day 15,192 15,010# -4.4 COAL 5/25 thous. of net tons 20,191# 19,844 -11.1 LUMBER 5/25 millions of ft. 584.7# 559.1r 13.5 RAIL FREIGHT 5/25 billions of ton-miles 28.6# 27.8 0.4

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 5/24 1992=100 122.0 121.8r 1.1 STOCK PRICES 5/31 S&P 500 1067.1 1083.8 -15.4 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 5/31 6.7% 6.8% -2.5 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 5/20 billions $5,545.3 $5,535.4r 7.2 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 5/31 thous. 383 415r -13.0 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 5/31 414.0 348.3 20.3 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 5/31 1596.4 1497.5 2.8

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 6/5 $/troy oz. 322.000 327.050 21.3 STEEL SCRAP 6/4 #1 heavy, $/ton 97.00 96.33 27.9 COPPER 5/31 cents/lb. 79.4 76.9 -0.4 ALUMINUM 5/31 cents/lb. 66.0 64.8 -7.7 COTTON 5/31 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 35.38 33.66 -6.9 OIL 6/5 $/bbl. 24.68 25.55 -10.6 CRB FOODSTUFFS 6/4 1967=100 201.88 200.77 -3.5 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 6/4 1967=100 238.51 236.76 -3.1

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 6/5 2.6085 2.5130 2.3895 BRITISH POUND 6/5 1.46 1.47 1.39 CANADIAN DOLLAR 6/5 1.53 1.53 1.52 EUROPEAN EURO 6/5 0.9455 0.9391 0.8491 JAPANESE YEN 6/5 124.28 122.94 120.29 KOREAN WON 6/5 1224.4 1225.5 1285.5 MEXICAN PESO 6/5 9.765 9.765 9.125 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 6/5 117.7 118.0 121.4

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 6/4 1.73% 1.88% 3.93% COMMERCIAL PAPER 6/4 3-month 1.79 1.75 3.79 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 6/5 3-month 1.81 1.83 3.83 FIXED MORTGAGE 5/31 30-year 6.84 6.87 7.47 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 5/31 one-year 5.07 5.07 6.12 PRIME 5/31 4.75 4.75 7.00

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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