Business Week Index

The production index fell in the week that ended Feb. 20. The unaveraged index stayed at 141.7 for the third week in a row. After seasonal adjustment, rail-freight traffic dipped with car loadings of steel, metallic ore, and metal products down. Truck and oil production also declined. On the upside, electric power advanced 2.8%, with the largest increase in available electricity in the Southeast. Output of steel, autos, coal, and lumber were also up.

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