Business Week Index

      Production Indicators
                                            Latest     Week  % Change
                                              week      ago   year ago
      STEEL (1/9) thous. of net tons          1,763    1,762 #   -1.5
      AUTOS (1/9) units                      97,865        0 #   22.2
      TRUCKS (1/9) units                     75,931        0 #   98.3
      ELECTRIC POWER (1/9) millions of kilo watt-hours
                                             58,012   54,120 #    3.4
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (1/9) thous. of bbl./day 
                                             13,007   13,311 #   -2.1
      COAL (1/2) thous. of net tons          14,469 # 14,461     -5.0
      PAPERBOARD (1/2) thous. of tons            NA #  797.3 r    NA
      PAPER (1/2) thous. of tons                 NA #  752.0 r    NA
      LUMBER (1/2) millions of ft.            270.3 #  267.9      0.6
      RAIL FREIGHT (1/2) billions of ton-miles 16.3 #   15.9     -2.4
      
      Sources: American Iron & Steel Institute, Ward's Automotive Reports, Edison 
      Electric Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Dept., American Paper 
      Institute, WWPA1, SFPA2, Association of American Railroads
      
      Foreign Exchange
                                     Latest   Week  Year
                                       week    ago   ago
      JAPANESE YEN (1/13)             126     125    128
      GERMAN MARK (1/13)             1.63    1.63   1.63
      BRITISH POUND (1/13)           1.54    1.54   1.75
      FRENCH FRANC (1/13)            5.53    5.56   5.56
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (1/13)         1.28    1.28   1.15
      SWISS FRANC (1/13)             1.49    1.49   1.44
      MEXICAN PESO (1/13) superscript 3
                                    3.096   3.093  3.078
      
      Sources: Major New York banks. Currencies expressed in units per U.S. dollar, 
      except for British pound expressed in dollars
      
      Prices
                                                        Latest  Week  % Change
                                                          week    ago  year ago
      GOLD (1/13) $/troy oz.                             327.550  329.600  -6.6
      STEEL SCRAP (1/12) #1 heavy, $/ton                  99.50    92.50    7.0
      FOODSTUFFS (1/11) index, 1967=100                  200.6    198.4    -0.9
      COPPER (1/9)  /lb.                                 109.7    106.0    10.5
      ALUMINUM (1/9)  /lb.                                57.1     57.1    10.9
      WHEAT (1/9) #2 hard, $/bu.                           3.86     3.72   -7.4
      COTTON (1/9) strict low middling 1-1/16 in.,  /lb.  52.85    52.31   -1.0
      
      Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Chicago market, Commodity Research 
      Bureau, Metals Week, Kansas City market, Memphis market
      
      Leading Indicators
                                                          Latest     Week  % Change
                                                            week      ago   year ago
      STOCK PRICES (1/8) S&P 500                           432.80    437.92    3.7
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (1/8)                        7.92 %    7.88 % -2.6
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (1/8)                     98.0      97.9     5.0
      BUSINESS FAILURES (1/1)                              390       323      19.3
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (12/30) billions                  $399.7    $400.0 r  -0.8
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (12/28) billions                 $3,432.7  $3,429.2 r   0.2
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (12/26) thous.          291       331     -35.6
      
      Sources: Standard & Poor's, Moody's, Journal of Commerce (index: 1980=100), Dun 
      & Bradstreet (failures of large companies), Federal Reserve Board, Labor Dept. 
      CIBCR seasonally adjusts data on business failures and real estate loans
      
      Monthly Economic Indicators
                                               Latest   Month % Change
                                                 month   ago    year ago
      BUSINESS WEEK PRODUCTION INDEX (Dec.)     182.4    182.3 r   4.6
      BUSINESS WEEK LEADING INDEX (Dec.)        221.5    220.7 r   7.2
      EMPLOYMENT, CIVILIAN (Dec.) millions      118.3    118.1     1.3
      UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, CIVILIAN (Dec.)          7.3 %    7.3 %   2.8
      Sources: BW, CIBCR, BLS 
      
      Monetary Indicators
                                             Latest       Week  % Change
                                              week        ago    year ago
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (12/28)               $1,029.4  $1,019.7 r   14.9
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (12/30)             278.5     277.0 r   -5.3
      FREE RESERVES (1/6)                     1,168     1,166 r     89.0
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL PAPER (12/23)     139.7     145.0      6.2
      
      Sources: Federal Reserve Board (in billions, except for free reserves, which 
      are expressed for a two-week period in millions)
      
      Money Market Rates
                                         Latest  Week     Year
                                          week    ago      ago
      FEDERAL FUNDS (1/12)               2.91 %   3.33 % 4.01 %
      PRIME (1/13)                       6.00     6.00   6.50 
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (1/12)    3.27     3.36   4.08 
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3-MONTH (1/13)
                                         3.22     3.26   4.09 
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (1/8)           3.29     3.34   3.96 
      
      Sources: Federal Reserve Board, First Boston
      
      #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. 
      

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