Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL 1/3 thous. of net tons 1,995 1,853# 0.8

AUTOS 1/3 units 0 30,807# -100.0

TRUCKS 1/3 units 0 66,380# -100.0

ELECTRIC POWER 1/3 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 70,583 72,419# 1.1

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 1/3 thous. of bbl./day 15,354 15,172# 3.6

COAL 12/27 thous. of net tons 19,531# 20,969 4.9

LUMBER 12/27 millions of ft. 351.9# 524.7r 91.3

RAIL FREIGHT 12/27 billions of ton-miles 22.9# 29.9 8.5

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 12/26 1992=100 130.0 130.4r 10.0

STOCK PRICES 1/2 S&P 500 1108.5 1095.9 22.0

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 1/2 5.7% 5.5% -8.0

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 12/22 billions $6,034.5 $6,054.8 3.6

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 1/3 thous. 353 339 -9.9

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 1/3 401.3 390.1 6.7

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 1/3 1755.4 1644.3 -70.1

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 1/7 $/troy oz. 421.750 416.250 20.6

STEEL SCRAP 1/7 #1 heavy, $/ton 157.67 157.67 57.9

COPPER 1/2 cents/lb. 108.4 106.0 44.3

ALUMINUM 1/2 cents/lb. 75.0 74.5 14.3

COTTON 1/2 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 71.50 66.99 35.6

OIL 1/7 $/bbl. 33.45 32.51 9.2

CRB FOODSTUFFS 1/6 1967=100 256.57 249.03 6.6

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 1/6 1967=100 307.70 308.28 22.9

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 1/7 2.8550 2.9069 3.3410

BRITISH POUND 1/7 1.82 1.78 1.61

CANADIAN DOLLAR 1/7 1.29 1.29 1.56

EUROPEAN EURO 1/7 1.2631 1.2551 1.0499

JAPANESE YEN 1/7 106.17 106.97 119.14

KOREAN WON 1/7 1186.8 1197.3 1181.0

MEXICAN PESO 1/7 10.894 11.229 10.447

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 1/7 91.6 92.6 111.8

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 1/6 0.92% 0.93% 1.20%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 1/6 3-month NA 1.03 1.28

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 1/6 3-month 1.08 1.09 1.31

FIXED MORTGAGE 1/2 30-year 5.98 5.95 6.03

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 1/2 one-year 3.93 3.97 4.28

PRIME 1/6 4.00 4.00 4.25

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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