Business Week Index

The production index dipped in the week ended Jan. 30. The unaveraged index also fell, from 143.0 to 142.9. After seasonal adjustment, coal production dropped 2.1%, with the largest declines in the states of Alabama and Virginia. Output of autos, trucks, steel, oil, and rail freight were also down. Only electric-power output and lumber posted gains. The monthly index for January was 142.3, down 0.1% from December's index of 142.4.

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