PRODUCTION INDICATORS
      
                                                                 LATEST         WEEK       YEARLY
                                                                   WEEK          AGO        % CHG
      STEEL                10/7  thous. of net tons               1,975        2,086#        -1.0
      AUTOS                10/7  units                           98,500       98,500#        13.7
      TRUCKS               10/7  units                          147,900      147,900#        -9.1
      ELECTRIC POWER       10/7  millions of kilowatt-hrs.       74,504       72,866#        -2.7
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING   10/7  thous. of bbl./day              15,274       15,242#        26.4
      COAL                 9/30  thous. of net tons              22,461#      22,117          3.2
      LUMBER               9/30  millions of ft.                  315.7#       339.9        -19.5
      RAIL FREIGHT         9/30  billions of ton-miles             34.8#        34.0          3.6
      
      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                 9/29  1992=100       136.4           135.1             0.9
      STOCK PRICES                       10/6  S&P 500       1349.6          1335.9            12.9
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa          10/6                   5.5%            5.4%            4.6
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2                   9/25  billions    $6,896.9        $6,889.9r            4.3
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT       10/7  thous.           308             304r          -17.2
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE    10/7                 383.3           404.6           -18.4
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE   10/7                1857.0          1970.8            -7.4
      
      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                  10/11  $/troy oz.              574.100         573.600            20.8
      STEEL SCRAP           10/11  #1 heavy, $/ton          201.33          201.33            -3.2
      COPPER                 10/6  ¢/lb.                     337.8           351.0            76.0
      ALUMINUM               10/6  ¢/lb.                     120.0           119.8            35.0
      COTTON                 10/6  strict low middling
                                   1-1/16 in., ¢/lb.         49.11           50.64           -10.3
      OIL                   10/11  $/bbl.                    57.44           59.64            -9.9
      CRB FOODSTUFFS        10/10  1967=100                 265.82          268.29             3.2
      CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS   10/10  1967=100                 411.56          408.31            22.9
      
      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                    10/11         2.1595          2.1639          2.2545
      BRITISH POUND                     10/11           1.85            1.89            1.75
      CANADIAN DOLLAR                   10/11           1.14            1.13            1.17
      EUROPEAN EURO                     10/11         1.2515          1.2716          1.2024
      JAPANESE YEN                      10/11         119.78          117.91          114.38
      KOREAN WON                        10/11          958.3           949.2          1043.2
      MEXICAN PESO                      10/11         10.998          11.003          10.929
      TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX       10/11           89.9            89.3            91.4
      
      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                 10/10                  5.28%        5.25%       3.72%
      COMMERCIAL PAPER              10/10  3-month         5.20         NA          NA
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT       10/10  3-month         5.32         5.33        4.08
      FIXED MORTGAGE                 10/6  30-year         6.40         6.39        6.13
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE            10/6  one-year        5.92         5.93        5.06
      PRIME                         10/10                  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
      (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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