PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                                      LATEST       WEEK    YEARLY
                                                        WEEK        AGO%      CHG
      
      STEEL 10/21 thous. of net tons                   1,910      1,980#     -5.0
      AUTOS 10/21 units                               98,500     98,500#      6.5
      TRUCKS 10/21 units                             147,900    147,900#    -10.5
      ELECTRIC POWER 10/21 millions of kilowatt-hrs.  71,658     70,492#      0.7
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING 10/21 thous. of bbl./day     14,946     14,987#     10.7
      COAL 10/14 thous. of net tons                   21,957#    21,843       6.8
      LUMBER 10/14 millions of ft.                     315.4#     326.5     -17.3
      RAIL FREIGHT 10/14 billions of ton-miles          35.0#      34.5       6.7
      
      Sources: American Iron & Steel Institute, Ward's Automotive Reports,
      Edison Electric Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Dept.,
      WWPA, Association of American Railroads
      
      LEADING INDICATORS
                                                 LATEST        WEEK    YEARLY
                                                   WEEK         AGO%      CHG
      
      ECRI LEADING INDEX 10/13 1992=100           136.5       135.7r      0.4
      STOCK PRICES 10/20 S&P 500                 1368.6      1365.6      16.0
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 10/20               5.6%        5.6%      5.1
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 10/9 billions           $6,934.0    $6,903.2r     4.9
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 10/21 thous.     308         300r     -3.4
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 10/21       382.4       384.7     -18.0
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 10/21     1790.4      1758.2      -6.6
      
      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 10/25 $/troy oz.                580.750   594.000      22.7
      STEEL SCRAP 10/25 #1 heavy, $/ton     197.83    197.83      -4.9
      COPPER 10/20  cents/lb.                354.8     344.9      79.4
      ALUMINUM 10/20  cents/lb.              127.5     123.7      35.9
      COTTON 10/20 strict low middling
      1-1/16 in.,  cents/lb.                 49.43     48.62     -11.2
      OIL 10/25 $/bbl.                       58.85     57.60      -3.1
      CRB FOODSTUFFS 10/24 1967=100         265.82    267.14       7.3
      CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 10/24 1967=100    420.57    419.20      26.1
      
      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 10/25                2.1415   2.1369   2.2868
      BRITISH POUND 10/25                   1.88     1.87     1.77
      CANADIAN DOLLAR 10/25                 1.12     1.14     1.17
      EUROPEAN EURO 10/25                 1.2601   1.2533   1.2069
      JAPANESE YEN 10/25                  119.13   118.92   115.86
      KOREAN WON 10/25                     955.9    955.4   1042.8
      MEXICAN PESO 10/25                  10.754   10.843   10.904
      TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 10/25     89.3     89.7     91.5
      
      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 10/24                      5.24%    5.21%   3.74%
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 10/24 3-month           NA         NA    4.06
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 10/24 3-month    5.33     5.32    4.18
      FIXED MORTGAGE 10/20 30-year             6.48     6.48    6.25
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 10/20 one-year       5.94     5.94    5.14
      PRIME 10/24                              8.25     8.25    6.75
      
      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. NA=Not available
      r=revised NM=Not meaningful
      
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