PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                                      LATEST       WEEK    YEARLY
                                                        WEEK        AGO%      CHG
      
      STEEL 3/10 thous. of net tons                    2,017      1,981#     -2.6
      AUTOS 3/10 units                                74,600     79,600#    -15.3
      TRUCKS 3/10 units                              131,800    150,200#     -5.7
      ELECTRIC POWER 3/10 millions of kilowatt-hrs.   74,786     73,979#      4.8
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING 3/10 thous. of bbl./day      14,369     14,363#      0.3
      COAL 3/3 thous. of net tons                     22,440#    22,431       1.4
      LUMBER 3/3 millions of ft.                       311.9#     297.1     -10.7
      RAIL FREIGHT 3/3 billions of ton-miles            32.9#      32.5      -3.2
      
      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 3/2 1992=100               140.2       140.0r      2.3
      STOCK PRICES 3/9 S&P 500                     1402.9      1387.2       9.5
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 3/9                   5.3%        5.2%     -4.3
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 2/26 billions             $7,144.5    $7,110.3r      5.7
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 3/10 thous.        318         330r     -0.3
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 3/10          414.3       405.3       2.8
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 3/10        2312.2      2234.2      46.0
      
      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 3/14 $/troy oz.                643.250   646.400       15.6
      STEEL SCRAP 3/15 #1 heavy, $/ton     289.17    289.17       26.8
      COPPER 3/9  cents/lb.                 280.5     282.2       24.4
      ALUMINUM 3/9  cents/lb.               126.9     133.3       13.0
      COTTON 3/9 strict low middling
       1-1/16 in.,  cents/lb.               53.52     53.15       -0.7
      OIL 3/14 $/bbl.                       58.11     61.57       -6.5
      CRB FOODSTUFFS 3/13 1967=100         292.71    291.39       22.8
      CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 3/13 1967=100    456.90    452.41       23.9
      
      Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Metal Bulletin, Platt's Metals
      Week, Memphis market, NYMEX, Commodity Research Bureau
      
      FOREIGN EXCHANGE
                                        LATEST     WEEK     YEAR
                                          WEEK      AGO      AGO
      
      BRAZILIAN REAL 3/14               2.0905   2.1120   2.1157
      BRITISH POUND 3/14                  1.94     1.93     1.75
      CANADIAN DOLLAR 3/14                1.18     1.18     1.15
      EUROPEAN EURO 3/14                1.3223   1.3177   1.2069
      JAPANESE YEN 3/14                 117.09   116.07   117.38
      KOREAN WON 3/14                    946.3    948.1    974.9
      MEXICAN PESO 3/14                 11.149   11.188   10.645
      TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 3/14    88.6     88.8     90.8
      
      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 3/13                      5.25%    5.22%   4.51%
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3/13 3-month             NA       NA      NA
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3/13 3-month    5.30     5.29    4.88
      FIXED MORTGAGE 3/9 30-year              6.27     6.27    6.51
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 3/9 one-year        5.89     5.91    5.65
      PRIME 3/13                              8.25     8.25    7.50
      
      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.
      NA=Not available r=revised NM=Not meaningful
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