PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL 8/6 thous. of net tons 1,858 1,934# -3.9

AUTOS 8/6 units 82,756 84,413r# -4.0

TRUCKS 8/6 units 164,736 155,288r# 7.0

ELECTRIC POWER 8/6 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 93,022 92,697# 9.8

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 8/6 thous. of bbl./day 15,664 15,739# -1.0

COAL 7/30 thous. of net tons 21,671# 20,893 2.0

LUMBER 7/30 millions of ft. 385.7# 389.6 -37.5

RAIL FREIGHT 7/30 billions of ton-miles 33.8# 32.0 2.4

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 7/29 1992=100 134.9 134.4r 2.6

STOCK PRICES 8/5 S&P 500 1226.4 1234.2 15.3

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 8/5 5.2% 5.1% -7.6

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 7/25 billions $6,518.1 $6,518.1r 3.6

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 8/6 thous. 308 314r -7.5

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 8/6 498.8 494.5 13.4

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 8/6 2176.5 2250.3 32.7

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 8/10 $/troy oz. 436.550 434.600 10.8

STEEL SCRAP 8/10 #1 heavy, $/ton 157.67 142.67 -2.1

COPPER 8/5 cents/lb. 175.2 172.7 29.9

ALUMINUM 8/5 cents/lb. 88.3 87.0 6.2

COTTON 8/5 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 51.74 51.62 5.1

OIL 8/10 $/bbl. 65.25 61.16 46.0

CRB FOODSTUFFS 8/9 1967=100 246.42 251.98 -7.7

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 8/9 1967=100 320.49 326.00 5.4

Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Iron Age Scrap Price Bulletin,

Platt's Metals Week, Memphis market, NYMEX, Commodity Research Bureau

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

LATEST WEEK YEAR

WEEK AGO AGO

BRAZILIAN REAL 8/10 2.2782 2.3115 3.0360

BRITISH POUND 8/10 1.80 1.78 1.83

CANADIAN DOLLAR 8/10 1.21 1.22 1.32

EUROPEAN EURO 8/10 1.2382 1.2337 1.2218

JAPANESE YEN 8/10 110.66 111.07 110.92

KOREAN WON 8/10 1015.0 1015.5 1159.5

MEXICAN PESO 8/10 10.579 10.581 11.420

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 8/10 90.2 90.3 94.0

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 8/9 3.47% 3.20% 1.43%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 8/8 3-month NA 3.54 1.56

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 8/9 3-month 3.74 3.69 1.63

FIXED MORTGAGE 8/5 30-year 6.00 5.92 6.13

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 8/5 one-year 4.83 4.82 4.19

PRIME 8/9 6.50 6.25 4.50

Sources: Federal Reserve, HSH Associates, Bloomberg Financial Markets

#Raw data in the production indicators are seasonally adjusted in computing

the BW index; other components (estimated and not listed) include

machinery and defense equipment. 1=Western Wood Products Assn. 2=Southern

Forest Products Assn. no longer included. Historical data has been adjusted.

3=Free market value NA=Not available r=revised NM=Not meaningful

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