PRODUCTION INDICATORS
      
                                                         LATEST      WEEK   YEARLY
                                                           WEEK       AGO    % CHG
      STEEL               7/7 thous. of net tons          2,102     2,067#     0.9
      AUTOS               7/7 units                      63,500    93,000#     2.5
      TRUCKS              7/7 units                     103,300   162,400#    13.5
      ELECTRIC POWER      7/7 millions of kilowatt-hrs.  81,057    85,316#    -0.8
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING  7/7 thous. of bbl./day         15,125    15,018#    -3.2
      COAL               6/30 thous. of net tons         22,065#   22,224     -1.4
      LUMBER             6/30 millions of ft.             308.5#    303.3    -12.6
      RAIL FREIGHT       6/30 billions of ton-miles        34.3#     34.3     -1.4
      
      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               6/29 1992=100      143.0      142.8      5.0
      STOCK PRICES                      7/6 S&P 500      1530.4     1503.4     20.9
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa         7/6                 5.9%       5.7%     0.0
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2                 6/25 billions   $7,261.7   $7,251.2      6.3
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT      7/7 thous.          308        320r    -4.9
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE   7/7               453.9      437.3      6.8
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE  7/7              1636.9     1687.2     16.9
      
      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                 7/11 $/troy oz.              663.000   654.150       2.0
      STEEL SCRAP          7/12 #1 heavy, $/ton          240.83    240.83       2.1
      COPPER                7/6 cents/lb.                363.8     345.0       -1.0
      ALUMINUM              7/6 cents/lb.                125.6     123.1        3.8
      COTTON                7/6 strict low middling       
                                1-1/16 in., cents/lb.     59.03     56.97      19.1
      OIL                  7/11 $/bbl.                    72.73     71.50      -3.0
      CRB FOODSTUFFS       7/10 1967=100                 320.67    317.74      19.8
      CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS  7/10 1967=100                 500.10    497.25      24.0
      
      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                7/11     1.8895       1.9073      2.2025
      BRITISH POUND                 7/11       2.03         2.02        1.83
      CANADIAN DOLLAR               7/11       1.05         1.06        1.13
      EUROPEAN EURO                 7/11     1.3746       1.3613      1.2703
      JAPANESE YEN                  7/11     122.49       122.69      115.52
      KOREAN WON                    7/11      918.4        919.9       948.8
      MEXICAN PESO                  7/11     10.802       10.757      11.061
      TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX   7/11       85.8         86.1        89.1
      
      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              7/10                5.24%     5.24%     5.25%
      COMMERCIAL PAPER           7/10  3-month       NA        NA        NA
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT    7/10  3-month       5.33      5.33      5.50
      FIXED MORTGAGE              7/6  30-year       6.81      6.80      6.94
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE         7/6  one-year      6.11      6.07      6.16
      PRIME                      7/10                8.25      8.25      8.25
      
      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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