PRODUCTION INDICATORS LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO% CHG

STEEL 9/4 thous. of net tons 2,021 2,023# 15.3 AUTOS 9/4 units 78,781 83,921r# -4.4 TRUCKS 9/4 units 153,685 157,046r# 13.4 ELECTRIC POWER 9/4 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 82,982 83,904# 4.7 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 9/4 thous. of bbl./day 16,173 16,275# 3.1 COAL 8/28 thous. of net tons 21,815# 21,347 2.7 LUMBER 8/28 millions of ft. 577.0# 584.4r 5.0 RAIL FREIGHT 8/28 billions of ton-miles 31.8# 30.8 1.9

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 8/27 1992=100 131.1 131.4 2.7 STOCK PRICES 9/3 S&P 500 1113.6 1107.8 9.0 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 9/3 5.6% 5.6% -2.9 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 8/23 billions $6,311.5 $6,297.1r 3.2 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 9/4 thous. 319 363r -25.5 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 9/4 476.0 443.1 16.4 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 9/4 1948.9 1804.1 -32.4

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 9/8 $/troy oz. 396.300 407.650 4.3 STEEL SCRAP 9/8 #1 heavy, $/ton 235.00 235.00 96.3 COPPER 9/3 cents/lb. 131.4 130.1 52.7 ALUMINUM 9/3 cents/lb. 83.0 83.8 22.1 COTTON 9/3 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 54.12 51.34 -4.3 OIL 9/8 $/bbl. 42.46 43.64 46.0 CRB FOODSTUFFS 9/7 1967=100 276.47 277.74 14.5 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 9/7 1967=100 308.82 311.46 14.4

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 9/8 2.9000 2.9351 2.8880 BRITISH POUND 9/8 1.79 1.79 1.59 CANADIAN DOLLAR 9/8 1.29 1.31 1.37 EUROPEAN EURO 9/8 1.2183 1.2188 1.1211 JAPANESE YEN 9/8 109.35 109.52 117.09 KOREAN WON 9/8 1149.2 1151.2 1170.1 MEXICAN PESO 9/8 11.586 11.436 10.921 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 9/8 93.6 93.7 97.6

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 9/7 1.54% 1.55% 0.95% COMMERCIAL PAPER 9/7 3-month NA 1.65 1.03 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 9/7 3-month 1.78 1.76 1.08 FIXED MORTGAGE 9/3 30-year 5.90 5.97 6.53 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 9/3 one-year 4.09 4.10 4.19 PRIME 9/7 4.50 4.50 4.00

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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