Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG STEEL 6/28 thous. of net tons 1,899 1,881# -1.2 AUTOS 6/28 units 94,291 97,282r# -14.6 TRUCKS 6/28 units 159,035 155,435r# 0.8 ELECTRIC POWER 6/28 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 77,379 73,485# -4.3 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 6/28 thous. of bbl./day 15,446 15,409# -0.9 COAL 6/21 thous. of net tons 20,038# 20,835 5.2 LUMBER 6/21 millions of ft. 516.7# 516.1r -10.3 RAIL FREIGHT 6/21 billions of ton-miles 28.4# 29.3 -1.4

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 6/20 1992=100 124.1 123.4 0.7 STOCK PRICES 6/27 S&P 500 976.2 995.7 -1.4 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 6/27 5.2% 5.1% -21.5 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 6/16 billions $6,045.7 $6,022.6r 8.3 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 6/27 thous. NA 404r #VALUE! MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 6/27 438.4 411.2 16.0 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 6/27 8599.1 8204.6 226.7

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 7/1 $/troy oz. 350.200 348.100 11.4 STEEL SCRAP 7/1 #1 heavy, $/ton 105.17 105.17 8.4 COPPER 6/27 cents/lb. 80.2 81.6 1.0 ALUMINUM 6/27 cents/lb. 65.8 66.8 0.8 COTTON 6/27 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 54.41 55.38 31.3 OIL 7/1 $/bbl. 30.13 30.85 13.2 CRB FOODSTUFFS 6/30 1967=100 259.47 236.94 20.2 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 6/30 1967=100 234.60 258.54 -4.8

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 7/1 2.8350 2.8595 2.9010 BRITISH POUND 7/1 1.66 1.67 1.54 CANADIAN DOLLAR 7/1 1.35 1.35 1.53 EUROPEAN EURO 7/1 1.1563 1.1529 0.9865 JAPANESE YEN 7/1 119.43 118.04 119.85 KOREAN WON 7/1 1191.0 1187.2 1205.8 MEXICAN PESO 7/1 10.440 10.479 9.967 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 7/1 96.3 95.8 114.1

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 6/30 1.45% 1.15% 1.83% COMMERCIAL PAPER 6/30 3-month 1.01 0.88 1.75 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 7/1 3-month 1.05 1.04 1.81 FIXED MORTGAGE 6/27 30-year 5.47 5.44 6.65 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 6/27 one-year 3.72 3.73 4.78 PRIME 6/26 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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