PRODUCTION INDICATORS
      
                                                            WEEK       AGO    % CHG
      STEEL              3/24 thous. of net tons           2,006     2,001#    -5.7
      AUTOS              3/24 units                       74,600    74,600#   -15.3
      TRUCKS             3/24 units                      131,800   131,800#    -5.7
      ELECTRIC POWER     3/24 millions of kilowatt-hrs.   70,855    70,517#    -2.2
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING 3/24 thous. of bbl./day          14,579    14,410#    -1.3
      COAL               3/17 thous. of net tons          22,681#   22,711      2.5
      LUMBER             3/17 millions of ft.              294.0#    311.5    -18.3
      RAIL FREIGHT       3/17 billions of ton-miles         33.5#     33.6      0.6
      
      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                3/16 1992=100     140.2      140.3      2.7
      STOCK PRICES                      3/23 S&P 500     1436.1     1387.0     10.2
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa         3/23                5.4%       5.3%    -1.6
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2                  3/12 billions  $7,155.2   $7,130.8r     6.1
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT      3/24 thous.         308        318r     2.7
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE   3/24              411.1      410.6      1.7
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE  3/24             2197.7     2208.6     41.0
      
      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                3/28 $/troy oz.              666.750   58.750      18.0
      STEEL SCRAP         3/29 #1 heavy, $/ton          289.17   289.17      26.8
      COPPER              3/23 cents/lb.                309.9    295.5       27.6
      ALUMINUM            3/23 cents/lb.                130.4    129.0       10.9
      COTTON              3/23 strict low middling     
                               1-1/16 in., cents/lb.     52.82    53.29      -0.8
      OIL                 3/28 $/bbl.                    64.13    58.52      -3.7
      CRB FOODSTUFFS      3/27 1967=100                 300.67   297.23      26.6
      CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 3/27 1967=100                 462.84   459.34      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                    3/28      2.0680     2.0535      2.2142
      BRITISH POUND                     3/28        1.96       1.97        1.73
      CANADIAN DOLLAR                   3/28        1.16       1.16        1.17
      EUROPEAN EURO                     3/28      1.3313     1.3386      1.2024
      JAPANESE YEN                      3/28      116.85     117.54      117.82
      KOREAN WON                        3/28       939.3      938.0       975.2
      MEXICAN PESO                      3/28      11.068     11.007      10.942
      TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX       3/28        88.1       88.2        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                  3/27                 5.25%    5.26%    4.70%
      COMMERCIAL PAPER               3/27  3-month        5.22     5.22     NA
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT        3/27  3-month        5.30     5.30     4.93
      FIXED MORTGAGE                 3/23  30-year        6.27     6.26     6.46
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE            3/23  one-year       5.89     5.87     5.66
      PRIME                          3/27                 8.25     8.25     7.75
      
      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. NA=Not
      available  r=revised  NM=Not meaningful
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