Online Extra: Production Index Components

        
PRODUCTION INDICATORS
      
                                                          LATEST     WEEK    YEARLY
                                                            WEEK      AGO     % CHG
      STEEL              11/12 thous. of net tons          1,976    1,960#      0.2
      AUTOS              11/12 units                      77,349   89,677r#    -3.9
      TRUCKS             11/12 units                     136,009  162,270r#   -10.2
      ELECTRIC POWER     11/12 millions of kilowatt-hrs.  70,550   69,726#      1.6
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING 11/12 thous. of bbl./day         14,449   14,297#     -6.4
      COAL                11/5 thous. of net tons         21,343#  21,259       0.3
      LUMBER              11/5 millions of ft.             375.1#   365.2       5.3
      RAIL FREIGHT        11/5 billions of ton-miles        35.1#    34.8       2.9
      
      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                11/4 1992=100     135.8      134.7     2.6
      STOCK PRICES                     11/11 S&P 500     1234.7     1220.1     4.3
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa        11/11                5.4%       5.5%   -1.8
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2                 10/31 billions  $6,631.9   $6,635.3r    3.8
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT     11/12 thous.         303        328r   -9.8
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE  11/12              477.9      465.7    -0.5
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 11/12             1702.4     1798.8   -28.3
      
      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                11/16 $/troy oz.             475.750    462.550       7.3
      STEEL SCRAP         11/16 #1 heavy, $/ton         208.00     208.00     -16.6
      COPPER              11/11 cents/lb.               200.4      195.9       38.5
      ALUMINUM            11/11 cents/lb.                96.6       95.4        7.9
      COTTON              11/11 strict low middling   
                                1-1/16 in., cents/lb.    51.96      53.09      12.3
      OIL                 11/16 $/bbl.                   57.83      59.33      24.3
      CRB FOODSTUFFS      11/15 1967=100                253.96     252.96      -7.4
      CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 11/15 1967=100                332.30     333.18       3.2
      
      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                   11/16        2.2015      2.1755      2.7595
      BRITISH POUND                    11/16          1.72        1.74        1.86
      CANADIAN DOLLAR                  11/16          1.19        1.19        1.19
      EUROPEAN EURO                    11/16        1.1670      1.1765      1.3031
      JAPANESE YEN                     11/16        119.19      117.52      104.04
      KOREAN WON                       11/16        1036.5      1046.3      1080.8
      MEXICAN PESO                     11/16        10.670      10.732      11.302
      TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX      11/16          92.8        92.4        89.0
      
      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                11/15                 3.97%      3.95%     1.98%
      COMMERCIAL PAPER             11/14  3-month        NA         NA        2.16
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT      11/15  3-month        4.31       4.26      2.27
      FIXED MORTGAGE               11/11  30-year        6.48       6.41      5.85
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE          11/11  one-year       5.29       5.24      4.21
      PRIME                        11/15                 7.00       7.00      5.00
      
      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. no longer included. Historical data has been adjusted.
      3=Free market value  NA=Not available  r=revised  NM=Not meaningful
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