Business Week Index
The production index increased again during the week ended July 19. Before
calculation of the four-week moving average, the index jumped to 126, from
124.7 in the previous week. Seasonally adjusted output of autos and trucks
increased strongly, and unseasonably warm weather across parts of the nation
boosted electric-power output as well. Production at crude-oil refineries, coal
mines, steel mills and rail-freight traffic declined for the week.
BW production index copyright 1997 Bloomberg L.P.
PRODUCTION INDICATORS LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG STEEL (7/26) thous. of net tons 1,983 2,046 # 1.3 AUTOS (7/26) units 106,490 103,790 r# -14.4 TRUCKS (7/26) units 117,509 82,806 r# 9.8 ELECTRIC POWER (7/26) millions of kilowatt-hrs.74,851 77,484 # 2.8 CRUDE-OIL REFINING (7/26) thous. of bbl./day 14,827 14,919 # 5.2 COAL (7/19) thous. of net tons 20,710 # 19,420 0.9 LUMBER (7/19) millions of ft. 506.4 # 480.2 7.5 RAIL FREIGHT (7/19) billions of ton-miles 25.9 # 24.9 -0.8 Sources: American Iron & Steel Institute, Ward's Automotive Reports, Edison Electric Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Dept., WWPA1, SFPA2, Association of American Railroads LEADING INDICATORS LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG STOCK PRICES (7/25) S&P 500 938.79 915.30 47.6 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa (7/25) 7.09% 7.15% -7.0 INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS PRICES (7/25) 107.3 105.6 0.5 BUSINESS FAILURES (7/18) NA NA NA REAL ESTATE LOANS (7/16) billions NA NA NA MONEY SUPPLY, M2 (7/14) billions $3,926.1 $3,936.8r 4.8 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (7/19) thous. 299 341r -6.6 Sources: Standard & Poor's, Moody's, Journal of Commerce (index: 1990=100), Federal Reserve, Labor Dept. PRICES LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG GOLD (7/30)
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