Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG STEEL 10/25 thous. of net tons 1,935 1,931# -5.4 AUTOS 10/25 units 101,335 88,956r# -1.6 TRUCKS 10/25 units 161,512 164,349r# -0.3 ELECTRIC POWER 10/25 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 69,236 69,329# 4.2 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 10/25 thous. of bbl./day 15,393 15,252# 7.0 COAL 10/18 thous. of net tons 21,352# 21,496 -1.8 LUMBER 10/18 millions of ft. 525.0# 528.5 0.7 RAIL FREIGHT 10/18 billions of ton-miles 31.4# 31.1 3.0

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 10/17 1992=100 128.8 127.5r 10.3 STOCK PRICES 10/23 S&P 500 1028.9 1039.3 14.6 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 10/23 5.6% 5.8% -12.7 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 10/13 billions $6,082.9 $6,087.1r 5.9 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 10/24 thous. 386 391r -5.9 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 10/24 363.9 386.1 7.5 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 10/24 2311.8 2204.1 -45.5

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 10/29 $/troy oz. 385.400 384.750 21.8 STEEL SCRAP 10/28 #1 heavy, $/ton 127.50 127.50 29.7 COPPER 10/24 cents/lb. 94.5 92.9 27.7 ALUMINUM 10/24 cents/lb. 71.8 70.8 11.7 COTTON 10/24 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 76.21 72.05 73.7 OIL 10/29 $/bbl. 28.67 29.54 8.0 CRB FOODSTUFFS 10/28 1967=100 251.86 251.20 8.5 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 10/28 1967=100 297.14 294.73 22.6

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 10/29 2.8395 2.8607 3.7125 BRITISH POUND 10/29 42.25 1.69 1.56 CANADIAN DOLLAR 10/29 1.31 1.30 1.57 EUROPEAN EURO 10/29 1.6640 1.1804 0.9893 JAPANESE YEN 10/29 108.35 108.99 122.93 KOREAN WON 10/29 1178.1 1181.3 1232.1 MEXICAN PESO 10/29 11.084 11.244 10.191 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 10/29 94.5 94.4 115.6

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 10/28 1.03% 0.99% 1.75% COMMERCIAL PAPER 10/28 3-month 1.08 1.04 1.68 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 10/28 3-month 1.11 1.11 1.63 FIXED MORTGAGE 10/24 30-year 5.48 6.19 6.48 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 10/24 one-year 4.02 4.01 4.67 PRIME 10/28 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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