Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO% CHG

STEEL 6/9 thous. of net tons 1,863 1,942# -14.0 AUTOS 6/9 units 110,946 89,846r# -15.0 TRUCKS 6/9 units 133,177 121,478r# -22.2 ELECTRIC POWER 6/9 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 67,326 63,145# -2.7 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 6/9 thous. of bbl./day 15,918 15,894# 3.9 COAL 6/2 thous. of net tons 21,737# 22,712 3.4 LUMBER 6/2 millions of ft. 440.2# 515.0r 11.0 RAIL FREIGHT 6/2 billions of ton-miles 26.4# 28.5 0.8

Sources: American Iron & Steel Institute, Ward's Automotive Reports, Edison Electric Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Dept., WWPA, SFPA, Association of American Railroads

LEADING INDICATORS LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO% CHG

ECRI LEADING INDEX 6/1 1992=100 121.1 120.6 -3.1 STOCK PRICES 6/8 S&P 500 1265.0 1260.7 -13.2 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 6/8 6.9% 6.9% -8.8 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 5/28 billions $5,165.8 $5,174.5r 8.6 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 6/8 thous. 428 440r 37.2 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 6/8 342.9 344.1 10.8 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 6/8 1776.9 1553.6 439.4

Sources: Economic Cycle Research Institute, Standard & Poor's, Moody's, Federal Reserve, Labor Dept., Mortgage Bankers Assn. (Index: March 16, 1990=100)

PRICES LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO% CHG

GOLD 6/13 $/troy oz. 271.950 265.500 -5.3 STEEL SCRAP 6/12 #1 heavy, $/ton 77.00 75.83 -25.2 COPPER 6/8 cents/lb. 78.9 79.8 -5.6 ALUMINUM 6/8 cents/lb. 71.3 71.5 1.4 COTTON 6/8 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb 38.94 38.02 -31.9 OIL 6/13 $/bbl. 28.73 27.61 -11.6 CRB FOODSTUFFS 6/12 1967=100 212.13 209.15 10.1 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 6/12 1967=100 247.96 246.22 -5.8

Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Iron Age Scrap Price Bulletin, Metals Week, Memphis market, NYMEX, Commodity Research Bureau

FOREIGN EXCHANGE LATEST WEEK YEAR WEEK AGO AGO

BRAZILIAN REAL 6/13 2.3895 2.3895 1.8100 BRITISH POUND 6/13 1.39 1.39 1.50 CANADIAN DOLLAR 6/13 1.52 1.52 1.47 EUROPEAN EURO 6/13 0.8541 0.8491 0.9579 JAPANESE YEN 6/13 121.96 120.29 106.63 KOREAN WON 6/13 1292.0 1285.5 1114.5 MEXICAN PESO 6/13 9.050 9.125 9.766 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 6/13 121.2 121.4 110.2

Sources: Major New York banks. Currencies expressed in units per U.S. dollar, except for British Pound and European Euro in dollars. Trade- weighted dollar via J.P. Morgan.

INTEREST RATES LATEST WEEK YEAR WEEK AGO AGO

FEDERAL FUNDS 6/12 3.98% 3.93% 6.46% COMMERCIAL PAPER 6/12 3-month 3.71 3.79 6.57 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 6/13 3-month 3.76 3.83 6.72 FIXED MORTGAGE 6/8 30-year 7.32 7.47 8.41 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 6/8 one-year 6.08 6.12 7.33 PRIME 6/8 7.00 7.00 9.50

Sources: Federal Reserve, HSH Associates, Bloomberg Financial Markets

#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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