Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO% CHG

STEEL 7/26 thous. of net tons 1,903 1,948# -6.1 AUTOS 7/26 units 87,123 53,395r# -18.5 TRUCKS 7/26 units 135,142 122,090r# 1.9 ELECTRIC POWER 7/26 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 84,354 85,969# -2.0 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 7/26 thous. of bbl./day 15,490 15,596# -0.5 COAL 7/19 thous. of net tons 20,409# 18,927 4.1 LUMBER 7/19 millions of ft. 503.7# 504.8r -6.2 RAIL FREIGHT 7/19 billions of ton-miles 28.1# 24.5 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 7/18 1992=100 127.4 126.8r 6.4 STOCK PRICES 7/24 S&P 500 998.7 993.3 17.1 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 7/24 5.7% 5.5% -13.1 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 7/14 billions $6,084.2 $6,092.3r 8.2 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 7/25 thous. 388 391r 0.3 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 7/25 426.4 442.4 18.3 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 7/25 4145.8 6181.2 -12.7

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

PRICES LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO% CHG

GOLD 7/30 $/troy oz. 357.750 352.000 17.4 STEEL SCRAP 7/29 #1 heavy, $/ton 108.83 108.83 12.4 COPPER 7/25 cents/lb. 82.2 82.9 6.7 ALUMINUM 7/25 cents/lb. 67.0 68.0 1.5 COTTON 7/25 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 57.20 57.25 36.6 OIL 7/30 $/bbl. 30.30 29.72 13.3 CRB FOODSTUFFS 7/29 1967=100 232.81 232.34 6.0 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 7/29 1967=100 265.96 263.85 9.6

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 7/30 2.9685 2.9000 3.4600 BRITISH POUND 7/30 1.62 1.61 1.56 CANADIAN DOLLAR 7/30 1.40 1.40 1.58 EUROPEAN EURO 7/30 1.1345 1.1486 0.9776 JAPANESE YEN 7/30 120.27 118.78 119.85 KOREAN WON 7/30 1179.9 1180.9 1188.0 MEXICAN PESO 7/30 10.477 10.560 9.870 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 7/30 97.7 97.3 115.3

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 7/29 1.04% 1.00% 1.71% COMMERCIAL PAPER 7/29 3-month 1.05 1.01 1.74 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 7/30 3-month 1.07 1.05 1.78 FIXED MORTGAGE 7/24 30-year 6.08 5.83 6.45 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 7/24 one-year 5.77 3.83 4.58 PRIME 7/24 4.00 4.00 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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