PRODUCTION INDICATORS
      
                                                          LATEST      WEEK   YEARLY
                                                            WEEK       AGO    % CHG
      STEEL              11/26 thous. of net tons          1,993     1,956#     3.2
      AUTOS              11/26 units                      53,697    84,047r#    1.0
      TRUCKS             11/26 units                      93,537   128,515r#   -3.4
      ELECTRIC POWER     11/26 millions of kilowatt-hrs.  71,568    71,993#     5.8
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING 11/26 thous. of bbl./day         14,915    14,557#    -5.0
      COAL               11/19 thous. of net tons         21,708#   21,112      0.1
      LUMBER             11/19 millions of ft.             379.5#    379.5      0.1
      RAIL FREIGHT       11/19 billions of ton-miles        34.7#     34.3     -1.1
      
      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               11/18 1992=100     134.9      135.8      1.6
      STOCK PRICES                     11/25 S&P 500     1268.3     1248.3      7.2
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa        11/25                5.3%       5.4%    -2.9
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2                 11/14 billions  $6,632.1   $6,645.4r     3.6
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT     11/26 thous.         320        337r    -7.5
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE  11/26              476.2      472.3      3.5
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 11/26             1484.3     1584.1    -22.4
      
      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                11/30 $/troy oz.             495.650  487.600      9.5
      STEEL SCRAP         11/30 #1 heavy, $/ton         229.67   208.00     -7.9
      COPPER              11/25 cents/lb.               215.9    209.6      41.7
      ALUMINUM            11/25 cents/lb.                99.4     97.4      10.8
      COTTON              11/25 strict low middling      
                                1-1/16 in., cents/lb.    52.89    52.80     14.4
      OIL                 11/30 $/bbl.                   57.62    58.16     27.4
      CRB FOODSTUFFS      11/29 1967=100                249.98   250.79     -9.1
      CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 11/29 1967=100                331.61   332.51      2.3
      
      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                11/30       2.2035      2.2390      2.7100
      BRITISH POUND                 11/30         1.73        1.72        1.93
      CANADIAN DOLLAR               11/30         1.17        1.17        1.18
      EUROPEAN EURO                 11/30       1.1788      1.1823      1.3346
      JAPANESE YEN                  11/30       119.81      118.74      102.58
      KOREAN WON                    11/30       1033.7      1035.5      1046.1
      MEXICAN PESO                  11/30       10.558      10.608      11.129
      TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX   11/30         92.1        92.2        87.8
      
      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               11/29                 3.99%      3.99%      2.02%
      COMMERCIAL PAPER            11/28  3-month        NA         NA         NA
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT     11/29  3-month        4.37       4.36       2.38
      FIXED MORTGAGE              11/25  30-year        6.41       6.46       5.83
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE         11/25  one-year       5.32       5.34       4.25
      PRIME                       11/29                 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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