Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG STEEL 6/8 thous. of net tons 1,831 1,829# -1.7 AUTOS 6/8 units 113,225 88,556r# 2.4 TRUCKS 6/8 units 155,973 127,338r# 15.9 ELECTRIC POWER 6/8 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 73,867 68,676# 9.7 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 6/8 thous. of bbl./day 15,308 15,192# -3.8 COAL 6/1 thous. of net tons 19,597# 20,191 -9.8 LUMBER 6/1 millions of ft. 445.9# 544.1r 1.3 RAIL FREIGHT 6/1 billions of ton-miles 26.1# 28.6 -1.1

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 5/31 1992=100 124.2 121.9r 2.2 STOCK PRICES 6/7 S&P 500 1027.5 1067.1 -18.8 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 6/7 6.8% 6.7% -2.2 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 5/27 billions $5,564.3 $5,547.1r 7.7 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 6/7 thous. 390 384r -10.1 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 6/7 359.0 414.0 4.7 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 6/7 1693.8 1596.4 -4.7

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 6/12 $/troy oz. 319.750 322.000 17.6 STEEL SCRAP 6/11 #1 heavy, $/ton 97.00 97.00 26.0 COPPER 6/7 cents/lb. 82.0 79.4 3.9 ALUMINUM 6/7 cents/lb. 67.8 66.0 -4.9 COTTON 6/7 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 36.33 35.38 -6.7 OIL 6/12 $/bbl. 24.47 24.68 -14.8 CRB FOODSTUFFS 6/11 1967=100 205.47 201.88 -3.1 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 6/11 1967=100 242.28 238.51 -2.3

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 6/12 2.7150 2.6085 2.3895 BRITISH POUND 6/12 1.47 1.46 1.39 CANADIAN DOLLAR 6/12 1.54 1.53 1.52 EUROPEAN EURO 6/12 0.9449 0.9455 0.8541 JAPANESE YEN 6/12 125.10 124.28 121.96 KOREAN WON 6/12 1223.6 1224.4 1292.0 MEXICAN PESO 6/12 9.655 9.765 9.050 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 6/12 117.7 117.7 121.2

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 6/11 1.72% 1.73% 3.98% COMMERCIAL PAPER 6/11 3-month 1.78 1.79 3.71 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 6/12 3-month 1.81 1.81 3.76 FIXED MORTGAGE 6/7 30-year 6.80 6.84 7.32 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 6/7 one-year 4.99 5.07 6.08 PRIME 6/7 4.75 4.75 7.00

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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