Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL 2/14 thous. of net tons 1,964 1,959# -1.4

AUTOS 2/14 units 98,194 87,840r# 2.0

TRUCKS 2/14 units 172,142 165,061r# 8.4

ELECTRIC POWER 2/14 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 78,331 78,916# 3.1

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 2/14 thous. of bbl./day 15,040 14,740# 5.0

COAL 2/7 thous. of net tons 20,147# 20,337 -2.2

LUMBER 2/7 millions of ft. 548.5# 552.2 6.1

RAIL FREIGHT 2/7 billions of ton-miles 27.5# 28.5 -3.2

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 2/6 1992=100 131.7 132.6 10.2

STOCK PRICES 2/13 S&P 500 1145.8 1142.8 37.2

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 2/13 5.5% 5.5% -8.2

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 2/2 billions $6,083.3 $6,075.4 4.0

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 2/14 thous. 344 368r -15.3

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 2/14 413.9 402.2 23.9

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 2/14 3298.3 3099.1 -39.3

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 2/18 $/troy oz. 414.500 405.750 19.8

STEEL SCRAP 2/18 #1 heavy, $/ton 198.33 198.33 73.7

COPPER 2/13 cents/lb. 125.5 120.9 55.7

ALUMINUM 2/13 cents/lb. 81.0 79.5 17.0

COTTON 2/13 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 63.39 66.12 15.8

OIL 2/18 $/bbl. 34.65 33.00 -5.9

CRB FOODSTUFFS 2/17 1967=100 277.11 274.48 16.2

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 2/17 1967=100 310.43 307.56 20.5

Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Institute of Scrap Recycling Indus-

tries, Metals Week, Memphis market, NYMEX, Commodity Research Bureau

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

LATEST WEEK YEAR

WEEK AGO AGO

BRAZILIAN REAL 2/18 2.9495 2.9005 3.6100

BRITISH POUND 2/18 1.89 1.89 1.60

CANADIAN DOLLAR 2/18 1.32 1.31 1.51

EUROPEAN EURO 2/18 1.2691 1.2832 1.0747

JAPANESE YEN 2/18 106.64 105.47 118.73

KOREAN WON 2/18 1155.6 1160.2 1195.0

MEXICAN PESO 2/18 10.984 10.976 10.824

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 2/18 91.3 91.4 110.0

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 2/17 1.02% 1.00% 1.35%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 2/17 3-month 1.01 1.01 1.23

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 2/17 3-month 1.05 1.06 1.27

FIXED MORTGAGE 2/13 30-year 5.78 5.84 5.95

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 2/13 one-year 3.70 3.78 4.14

PRIME 2/17 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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