Business Week Index

      PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                       Latest      Week        % Change
                                         week      ago         year ago
      STEEL (5/29) thous. of net tons   1,902      1,905  #       6.9
      AUTOS (5/29) units              130,016      142,673   r#   16.9
      TRUCKS (5/29) units              98,253      104,349   r#   28.6
      ELECTRIC POWER (5/29) millions 
      of kilowatt-hours                54,152      53,228   #      5.2
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING (5/29) thous. 
      of bbl./day                      13,979      13,733   #      1.3
      COAL (5/22) thous. of net tons   18,428   #   18,142        -2.1
      PAPERBOARD (5/22) thous. of tons  802.4   #   827.3   r     -1.4
      PAPER (5/22) thous. of tons       769.0   #   736.0   r      3.1
      LUMBER (5/22) millions of ft.     461.4   #   469.9         -8.0
      RAIL FREIGHT (5/22) billions of 
      ton-miles                          21.4   #   21.2           2.9
      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 (6/2)                  107      108             127
      GERMAN MARK (6/2)                  1.59      1.62           1.60
      BRITISH POUND (6/2)                1.54      1.55           1.83
      FRENCH FRANC (6/2)                 5.38      5.47           5.37
      CANADIAN DOLLAR (6/2)              1.27      1.26           1.20
      SWISS FRANC (6/2)                  1.42      1.45           1.46
      MEXICAN PESO (6/2)3               3.123      3.127         3.092
      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 (6/2) $/troy oz.           369.000      374.500         9.0
      STEEL SCRAP (6/1) #1 heavy, 
      
      LEADING INDICATORS
                                       Latest       Week   % Change
                                        week         ago    year ago
      
      STOCK PRICES (5/28) S&P 500      450.58      444.94          8.9
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (5/28)   7.46   %   7.48   %      -9.6
      INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (5/28) 95.6      95.4           -2.5
      BUSINESS FAILURES (5/21)            382      380           -19.6
      REAL ESTATE LOANS (5/19) 
      billions                         $395.7     $397.7   r      -2.7
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (5/17)
      billions                       $3,471.2     $3,468.8   r     1.0
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 
      (5/15) thous.                       340      337           -15.6
      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
      PERSONAL INCOME (Apr.) annual rate, 
      billions                       $5,262.0      $5,261.0   r    4.9
      CONSUMER SPENDING (Apr.) 
      billions                       $4,282.7      $4,239.2   r    6.0
      CONSTR. SPENDING (Apr.) annual 
      rate, billions                   $444.4      $446.2   r      3.9
      12 LEADING INDICATORS COMPOSITE 
      (Apr.) index                      152.0      151.9   r       2.5
      Sources: Commerce Dept., Census Bureau
      
      MONETARY INDICATORS
                                        Latest      Week        % Change
                                         week       ago         year ago
      MONEY SUPPLY, M1 (5/17)        $1,068.0      $1,065.2   r   12.0
      BANKS' BUSINESS LOANS (5/19)      275.1      275.7          -4.1
      FREE RESERVES (5/26)              1,077      686   r       -19.6
      NONFINANCIAL COMMERCIAL 
      PAPER (5/19)                      159.0      158.2           9.0
      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 (6/1)                3.33 %    3.21   %       3.85   %
      PRIME (6/2)                        6.00      6.00           6.50   
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 3-MONTH (6/1)     3.23      3.19           3.97   
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3-MONTH 
      (6/2)                              3.17      3.15           3.91   
      EURODOLLAR 3-MONTH (5/28)          3.20      3.13           3.91   
      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. 
      1 = Western Wood Products Assn.      2 = Southern Forest Products Assn.      3 
      = Free market value      NA = Not available      r = revised      NM = Not 
      meaningful
      
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