Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO% CHG

STEEL 11/8 thous. of net tons 1,838 1,940# -7.1 AUTOS 11/8 units 96,270 99,749r# 0.4 TRUCKS 11/8 units 167,069 161,191r# 20.0 ELECTRIC POWER 11/8 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 69,861 69,658# 2.8 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 11/8 thous. of bbl./day 15,080 15,391# 1.6 COAL 11/1 thous. of net tons 20,911# 21,132 -1.8 LUMBER 11/1 millions of ft. 535.6# 531.7 2.7 RAIL FREIGHT 11/1 billions of ton-miles 31.4# 31.0 5.7

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 10/31 1992=100 130.1 128.2r 10.7 STOCK PRICES 11/6 S&P 500 1053.2 1050.7 17.7 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 11/6 5.8% 5.7% -6.2 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 10/27 billions $6,077.3 $6,090.1 5.1 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 11/7 thous. 366 353r -8.7 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 11/7 375.4 404.3 12.6 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 11/7 2084.2 2319.4 -56.8

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 11/12 $/troy oz. 89.700 378.750 20.3 STEEL SCRAP 11/11 #1 heavy, $/ton 139.17 127.50 48.1 COPPER 11/7 cents/lb. 98.7 96.0 29.4 ALUMINUM 11/7 cents/lb. 72.3 71.8 9.1 COTTON 11/7 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 74.51 78.73 53.1 OIL 11/12 $/bbl. 31.01 30.04 24.7 CRB FOODSTUFFS 11/11 1967=100 257.73 252.20 13.1 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 11/11 1967=100 298.33 297.43 22.8

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 11/12 2.9035 2.8680 3.6540 BRITISH POUND 11/12 1.67 1.67 1.59 CANADIAN DOLLAR 11/12 1.30 1.33 1.58 EUROPEAN EURO 11/12 1.1633 1.1439 1.0084 JAPANESE YEN 11/12 108.86 109.89 120.08 KOREAN WON 11/12 1174.4 1184.5 1202.3 MEXICAN PESO 11/12 11.122 10.978 10.251 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 11/12 94.4 95.4 114.1

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 11/11 0.99% 0.98% 1.29% COMMERCIAL PAPER 11/10 3-month 1.03 1.03 1.31 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 11/10 3-month 1.12 1.10 1.34 FIXED MORTGAGE 11/7 30-year 6.14 6.11 6.22 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 11/7 one-year 3.98 3.96 4.43 PRIME 11/11 4.00 4.00 4.25

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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