Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL 1/17 thous. of net tons 1,941 1,917# -4.0

AUTOS 1/17 units 92,177 82,601r# -9.7

TRUCKS 1/17 units 160,313 153,563r# 10.1

ELECTRIC POWER 1/17 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 80,007 79,111# 2.0

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 1/17 thous. of bbl./day 14,861 15,081# 1.2

COAL 1/10 thous. of net tons 20,607# 20,607 -3.2

LUMBER 1/10 millions of ft. 474.8# 279.0r -7.4

RAIL FREIGHT 1/10 billions of ton-miles 28.2# 23.6 -2.1

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 1/9 1992=100 131.3 129.7 9.4

STOCK PRICES 1/16 S&P 500 1139.8 1121.9 26.4

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 1/16 5.4% 5.5% -12.1

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 1/5 billions $6,018.0 $6,023.5r 3.8

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 1/17 thous. 341 342r -11.0

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 1/17 501.6 445.9 41.2

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 1/17 3327.3 2195.7 -38.8

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 1/21 $/troy oz. 407.600 419.500 13.7

STEEL SCRAP 1/21 #1 heavy, $/ton 166.17 166.17 66.5

COPPER 1/16 cents/lb. 112.8 112.5 41.5

ALUMINUM 1/16 cents/lb. 76.8 76.3 16.3

COTTON 1/16 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 71.07 71.56 35.6

OIL 1/21 $/bbl. 34.38 34.24 0.8

CRB FOODSTUFFS 1/20 1967=100 265.71 261.53 11.9

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 1/20 1967=100 314.30 316.50 22.7

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 1/21 2.8400 2.8144 3.5340

BRITISH POUND 1/21 1.83 1.83 1.62

CANADIAN DOLLAR 1/21 1.30 1.29 1.53

EUROPEAN EURO 1/21 1.2644 1.2647 1.0731

JAPANESE YEN 1/21 106.90 106.17 118.28

KOREAN WON 1/21 1188.5 1180.5 1176.8

MEXICAN PESO 1/21 10.990 10.844 10.805

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 1/21 91.9 91.2 110.0

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 1/20 1.02% 0.99% 1.31%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 1/20 3-month 1.00 1.04 1.25

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 1/20 3-month 1.05 1.05 1.28

FIXED MORTGAGE 1/16 30-year 5.80 5.98 6.08

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 1/16 one-year 3.79 3.87 4.25

PRIME 1/20 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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