Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG STEEL 3/6 thous. of net tons 2,037 2,012# 5.4 AUTOS 3/6 units 105,997 93,095r# 22.3 TRUCKS 3/6 units 168,246 166,604r# 3.3 ELECTRIC POWER 3/6 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 71,324 73,804# -1.7 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 3/6 thous. of bbl./day 14,879 14,628# 2.4 COAL 2/28 thous. of net tons 21,282# 20,969 4.8 LUMBER 2/28 millions of ft. 542.9# 548.9 9.1 RAIL FREIGHT 2/28 billions of ton-miles 30.7# 29.9 10.0

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 2/27 1992=100 133.7 133.7r 12.7 STOCK PRICES 3/5 S&P 500 1156.9 1144.9 39.6 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 3/5 5.3% 5.4% -8.6 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 2/23 billions $6,142.9 $6,130.0r 4.5 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 3/6 thous. 341 347r -19.8 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 3/6 428.6 422.6 24.2 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 3/6 3567.6 3532.2 -60.0

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 3/10 $/troy oz. 400.250 390.500 15.6 STEEL SCRAP 3/10 #1 heavy, $/ton 244.17 228.67r 104.9 COPPER 3/5 cents/lb. 138.6 136.9 71.1 ALUMINUM 3/5 cents/lb. 83.5 83.5 20.6 COTTON 3/5 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 67.65 68.58 18.3 OIL 3/10 $/bbl. 35.93 35.63 -4.5 CRB FOODSTUFFS 3/9 1967=100 284.75 283.63 21.0 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 3/9 1967=100 311.97 314.92 19.5

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 3/10 2.9130 2.8785 3.4675 BRITISH POUND 3/10 1.80 1.83 1.61 CANADIAN DOLLAR 3/10 1.33 1.34 1.48 EUROPEAN EURO 3/10 1.2225 1.2206 1.0991 JAPANESE YEN 3/10 110.91 110.04 117.38 KOREAN WON 3/10 1172.9 1177.6 1243.8 MEXICAN PESO 3/10 10.985 11.059 10.824 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 3/10 93.5 94.1 107.5

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 3/9 0.99% 1.00% 1.21% COMMERCIAL PAPER 3/9 3-month 0.99 1.00 1.14 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3/9 3-month 1.04 1.06 1.16 FIXED MORTGAGE 3/5 30-year 5.70 5.72 5.80 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 3/5 one-year 3.62 3.69 4.06 PRIME 3/9 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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