Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL 1/24 thous. of net tons 1,954 1,941# -1.4

AUTOS 1/24 units 72,283 87,790r# -16.0

TRUCKS 1/24 units 134,811 155,975r# 4.1

ELECTRIC POWER 1/24 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 80,989 80,007# 0.0

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 1/24 thous. of bbl./day 14,745 14,861# 4.1

COAL 1/17 thous. of net tons 21,178# 20,607 4.9

LUMBER 1/17 millions of ft. 549.1# 473.9r 6.8

RAIL FREIGHT 1/17 billions of ton-miles 30.2# 28.2 6.3

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 1/16 1992=100 133.1 131.4r 11.1

STOCK PRICES 1/23 S&P 500 1141.6 1139.8 32.5

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 1/23 5.5% 5.4% -9.9

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 1/12 billions $6,030.7 $6,018.3r 4.0

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 1/24 thous. 342 343r -14.9

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 1/24 451.6 501.6 23.6

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 1/24 3296.7 3327.3 -43.7

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 1/28 $/troy oz. 411.000 407.600 11.1

STEEL SCRAP 1/28 #1 heavy, $/ton 166.17 166.17 66.5

COPPER 1/23 cents/lb. 115.8 112.8 43.4

ALUMINUM 1/23 cents/lb. 77.5 76.8 14.4

COTTON 1/23 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 72.55 71.07 41.6

OIL 1/28 $/bbl. 33.02 34.38 1.9

CRB FOODSTUFFS 1/27 1967=100 269.56 265.71 12.3

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 1/27 1967=100 310.29 314.30 21.6

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 1/28 2.9075 2.8400 3.5770

BRITISH POUND 1/28 1.82 1.83 1.65

CANADIAN DOLLAR 1/28 1.33 1.30 1.52

EUROPEAN EURO 1/28 1.2470 1.2644 1.0838

JAPANESE YEN 1/28 106.23 106.90 118.36

KOREAN WON 1/28 1171.6 1188.5 1170.0

MEXICAN PESO 1/28 11.001 10.990 10.940

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 1/28 91.7 91.9 109.1

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 1/27 1.02% 1.02% 1.23%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 1/27 3-month 1.00 1.00 1.24

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 1/27 3-month 1.05 1.05 1.26

FIXED MORTGAGE 1/23 30-year 5.78 5.80 6.03

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 1/23 one-year 3.80 3.79 4.24

PRIME 1/27 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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