Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG STEEL 4/26 thous. of net tons 1,822 1,987# -1.9 AUTOS 4/26 units 89,532 77,758r# -20.4 TRUCKS 4/26 units 135,153 126,671r# -13.1 ELECTRIC POWER 4/26 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 63,913 64,752# -1.1 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 4/26 thous. of bbl./day 15,261 15,183# 1.0 COAL 4/19 thous. of net tons 20,424# 19,922 2.5 LUMBER 4/19 millions of ft. 480.2# 508.4r -10.2

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 4/18 1992=100 119.1 119.4r -2.2 STOCK PRICES 4/25 S&P 500 898.8 893.6 -16.5 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 4/25 5.6% 5.8% -16.5 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 4/14 billions $5,894.1 $5,888.9r 7.8 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 4/25 thous. 448 461r 6.2 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 4/25 356.0 359.9 -3.4 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 4/25 5092.0 5103.9 232.1

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 4/30 $/troy oz. 336.750 333.300 9.2 STEEL SCRAP 4/29 #1 heavy, $/ton 117.17 117.17 40.3 COPPER 4/25 cents/lb. 76.2 77.3 -1.8 ALUMINUM 4/25 cents/lb. 65.3 65.0 -3.3 COTTON 4/25 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 56.33 56.42 75.7 OIL 4/30 $/bbl. 25.54 27.63 -3.5 CRB FOODSTUFFS 4/29 1967=100 256.60 233.59 33.0 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 4/29 1967=100 235.76 259.92 3.4

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 4/30 2.9105 2.9900 2.3690 BRITISH POUND 4/30 1.60 1.59 1.46 CANADIAN DOLLAR 4/30 1.43 1.45 1.56 EUROPEAN EURO 4/30 1.1183 1.0965 0.9035 JAPANESE YEN 4/30 118.98 120.36 127.96 KOREAN WON 4/30 1215.3 1218.9 1287.5 MEXICAN PESO 4/30 10.290 10.461 9.400 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 4/30 106.8 108.3 120.6

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 4/29 1.27% 1.26% 1.82% COMMERCIAL PAPER 4/29 3-month 1.21 1.22 1.77 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 4/30 3-month 1.26 1.26 1.80 FIXED MORTGAGE 4/25 30-year 5.89 5.93 6.94 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 4/25 one-year 4.02 4.02 5.17 PRIME 4/25 4.25 4.25 4.75

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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