PRODUCTION INDICATORS LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO% CHG

STEEL 5/17 thous. of net tons 1,833 1,919# -5.5 AUTOS 5/17 units 102,001 93,132r# -9.9 TRUCKS 5/17 units 162,449 159,367r# -0.8 ELECTRIC POWER 5/17 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 67,874 68,070# 3.0 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 5/17 thous. of bbl./day 15,494 15,428# 4.5 COAL 5/10 thous. of net tons 19,941# 20,532 -1.6 LUMBER 5/10 millions of ft. 474.0# 506.4 -13.2 RAIL FREIGHT 5/10 billions of ton-miles 28.2# 29.0 -0.7

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 5/9 1992=100 122.4 121.9r 0.5 STOCK PRICES 5/16 S&P 500 944.3 933.4 -14.7 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 5/16 5.0% 5.4% -27.3 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 5/5 billions $5,992.0 $5,953.1r 8.6 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 5/16 thous. 428 421r 1.4 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 5/16 395.8 415.2 15.0 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 5/16 8351.1 7250.0 485.7

Sources: Economic Cycle Research Institute, Standard & Poor's, Moody's, Federal Reserve, Labor Dept., Mortgage Bankers Assn. (Index: March 16, 1990=100)

PRICES WEEK AGO% CHG LATEST WEEK YEARLY

GOLD 5/21 $/troy oz. 369.600 353.550 16.6 STEEL SCRAP 5/20 #1 heavy, $/ton 108.00 108.00 12.1 COPPER 5/16 cents/lb. 79.8 76.9 2.8 ALUMINUM 5/16 cents/lb. 67.8 66.5 3.4 COTTON 5/16 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 52.22 50.09 61.3 OIL 5/21 $/bbl. 29.21 28.79 10.4 CRB FOODSTUFFS 5/20 1967=100 242.24 241.48 21.3 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 5/20 1967=100 258.58 257.16 11.4

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 5/21 3.0010 2.8905 2.5105 BRITISH POUND 5/21 1.63 1.62 1.46 CANADIAN DOLLAR 5/21 1.35 1.37 1.54 EUROPEAN EURO 5/21 1.1633 1.1488 0.9261 JAPANESE YEN 5/21 117.61 116.32 124.25 KOREAN WON 5/21 1194.3 1200.1 1237.2 MEXICAN PESO 5/21 10.220 10.271 9.533 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 5/21 102.5 103.6 118.2

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 5/20 1.23% 1.23% 1.68% COMMERCIAL PAPER 5/20 3-month 1.17 1.21 1.80 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 5/21 3-month 1.20 1.26 1.80 FIXED MORTGAGE 5/16 30-year 5.56 5.74 6.95 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 5/16 one-year 3.83 3.94 5.12 PRIME 5/16 4.25 4.25 4.75

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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