PRODUCTION INDICATORS

                                                                              LATEST        WEEK       YEARLY
                                                                                      WEEK         AGO        % CHG
      
      STEEL                             7/21  thous. of net tons                     2,118       2,124#         3.2
      AUTOS                             7/21  units                                 63,500      63,500#         2.5
      TRUCKS                            7/21  units                                103,300     103,300#        13.5
      ELECTRIC POWER                    7/21  millions of kilowatt-hrs.             87,961      88,617#        -8.7
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING                7/21  thous. of bbl./day                    15,406      15,415#        -1.5
      COAL                              7/14  thous. of net tons                    20,990#     19,614         -6.6
      LUMBER                            7/14  millions of ft.                        293.7#      213.5        -14.1
      RAIL FREIGHT                      7/14  billions of ton-miles                   32.5#       29.6         -4.1
      
      Sources: American Iron & Steel Institute, Ward's Automotive Reports, Edison Electric
      Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Dept., WWPA¹, Association of
      American Railroads
      
      LEADING INDICATORS
                                                                                    LATEST         WEEK       YEARLY
                                                                                      WEEK          AGO        % CHG
      
      ECRI LEADING INDEX                7/13  1992=100                               143.9        143.9r         5.6
      STOCK PRICES                      7/20  S&P 500                               1534.1       1552.5         23.7
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa         7/20                                           5.7%         5.8%        -1.9
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2                   7/9  billions                            $7,251.2     $7,264.0r         6.2
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT      7/21  thous.                                   301          303r        -0.3
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE   7/21                                         424.2        446.5          9.0
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE  7/21                                        1692.9       1717.4         22.2
      
      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                              7/25  $/troy oz.                           674.750      666.750          9.8
      STEEL SCRAP                       7/26  #1 heavy, $/ton                       240.83       240.83          2.5
      COPPER                            7/20  ¢/lb.                                  370.8        368.5          1.5
      ALUMINUM                          7/20  ¢/lb.                                  127.1        127.5          6.8
      COTTON                            7/20  strict low middling 1-1/16 in., ¢/lb.  60.45        62.23         18.4
      OIL                               7/25  $/bbl.                                 75.93        75.25          2.5
      CRB FOODSTUFFS                    7/24  1967=100                              324.24       321.72         26.8
      CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS               7/24  1967=100                              506.02       501.11         25.7
      
      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                    7/25                                        1.8587       1.8600       2.1957
      BRITISH POUND                     7/25                                          2.05         2.05         1.85
      CANADIAN DOLLAR                   7/25                                          1.04         1.04         1.13
      EUROPEAN EURO                     7/25                                        1.3721       1.3803       1.2717
      JAPANESE YEN                      7/25                                        120.51       121.96       116.27
      KOREAN WON                        7/25                                         913.9        917.2        954.6
      MEXICAN PESO                      7/25                                        10.857       10.738       10.941
      TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX       7/25                                          85.4         85.3         89.3
      
      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                     7/24                                          5.25%        5.28%        5.24%
      COMMERCIAL PAPER                  7/24  3-month                                 5.23         5.19           NA
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT           7/24  3-month                                 5.32         5.33         5.46
      FIXED MORTGAGE                    7/20  30-year                                 6.88         6.85         6.88
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE               7/20  one-year                                6.15         6.12         6.15
      PRIME                             7/24                                          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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