Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG STEEL 11/2 thous. of net tons 1,969 2,046# 21.2 AUTOS 11/2 units 110,232 102,992r# 13.4 TRUCKS 11/2 units 155,386 161,984r# 8.5 ELECTRIC POWER 11/2 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 69,360 66,424# 8.5 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 11/2 thous. of bbl./day 14,814 14,384# 0.2 COAL 10/26 thous. of net tons 21,794# 21,737 0.3 LUMBER 10/26 millions of ft. 519.8# 521.5 3.8 RAIL FREIGHT 10/26 billions of ton-miles 29.8# 30.1 -0.7

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 10/25 1992=100 118.3 118.8r 4.2 STOCK PRICES 11/1 S&P 500 901.0 897.7 -17.1 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 11/1 6.4% 6.5% -1.1 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 10/21 billions $5,754.7 $5,746.0r 6.5 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 11/1 thous. 390 410 -13.7 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 11/1 369.5 338.6 16.0 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 11/1 4875.1 4240.4 -6.7

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 11/6 $/troy oz. 319.250 316.550 13.9 STEEL SCRAP 11/5 #1 heavy, $/ton 94.00 98.33 28.5 COPPER 11/1 cents/lb. 75.1 74.0 13.0 ALUMINUM 11/1 cents/lb. 65.0 64.3 5.3 COTTON 11/1 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 45.16 43.87 53.3 OIL 11/6 $/bbl. 25.52 26.55 28.8 CRB FOODSTUFFS 11/5 1967=100 229.50 232.18 17.0 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 11/5 1967=100 243.34 242.34 13.6

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 11/6 3.6550 3.7125 2.5610 BRITISH POUND 11/6 1.56 1.56 1.46 CANADIAN DOLLAR 11/6 1.55 1.57 1.60 EUROPEAN EURO 11/6 1.0039 0.9893 0.8982 JAPANESE YEN 11/6 121.72 122.93 120.74 KOREAN WON 11/6 1222.0 1232.1 1280.0 MEXICAN PESO 11/6 10.189 10.191 9.197 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 11/6 114.7 115.6 120.0

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 11/5 1.64% 1.75% 2.13% COMMERCIAL PAPER 11/5 3-month 1.49 1.68 2.02 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 11/6 3-month 1.53 1.63 1.91 FIXED MORTGAGE 11/1 30-year 6.25 6.48 6.66 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 11/1 one-year 4.54 4.67 5.33 PRIME 11/1 4.75 4.75 5.50

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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