Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG STEEL 1/5 thous. of net tons 1,704 1,460# 7.0 AUTOS 1/5 units 62,749 0# #VALUE! TRUCKS 1/5 units 91,550 1,196r# 2112.4 ELECTRIC POWER 1/5 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 72,552 66,970# -0.1 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 1/5 thous. of bbl./day 14,931 14,841# -0.5 COAL 12/29 thous. of net tons 15,463# 21,799 -24.4 LUMBER 12/29 millions of ft. 194.0# 464.3r -35.1 RAIL FREIGHT 12/29 billions of ton-miles 19.9# 30.7 -0.5

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 12/28 1992=100 114.9 120.2r -1.4 STOCK PRICES 1/4 S&P 500 1172.5 1161.0 -11.2 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 1/4 6.7% 6.7% -2.3 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 12/24 billions $5,448.0 $5,467.7r 10.5 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 1/4 thous. 395 451r 3.7 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 1/4 375.9 220.6 70.9 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 1/4 1703.7 963.5 125.1

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

PRICES

LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG GOLD 1/9 $/troy oz. 281.100 278.350 5.2 STEEL SCRAP 1/8 #1 heavy, $/ton 64.67 64.67 -21.0 COPPER 1/4 cents/lb. 70.0 71.9 -21.5 ALUMINUM 1/4 cents/lb. 62.3 64.5 -16.2 COTTON 1/4 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 31.90 32.31 -46.1 OIL 1/9 $/bbl. 19.89 20.73 -28.4 CRB FOODSTUFFS 1/8 1967=100 207.05 204.61 12.6 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 1/8 1967=100 220.64 217.33 -13.1

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 1/9 2.3740 2.3035 1.9400 BRITISH POUND 1/9 1.44 1.44 1.49 CANADIAN DOLLAR 1/9 1.60 1.60 1.50 EUROPEAN EURO 1/9 0.8909 0.9007 0.9297 JAPANESE YEN 1/9 133.14 131.54 113.60 KOREAN WON 1/9 1309.5 1307.7 1271.0 MEXICAN PESO 1/9 9.220 9.113 9.655 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 1/9 123.6 123.2 113.6

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 1/8 1.61% 1.52% 6.67% COMMERCIAL PAPER 1/8 3-month 1.75 1.79 6.15 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 1/9 3-month 1.75 1.78 6.19 FIXED MORTGAGE 1/4 30-year 7.33 7.39 7.43 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 1/4 one-year 5.56 5.61 6.94 PRIME 1/4 4.75 4.75 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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