Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL 4/3 thous. of net tons 2,002 2,043# 2.8

AUTOS 4/3 units 95,213 90,871r# 1.2

TRUCKS 4/3 units 170,366 172,683r# 4.5

ELECTRIC POWER 4/3 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 68,806 69,927# 2.8

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 4/3 thous. of bbl./day 14,683 14,526# -4.1

COAL 3/27 thous. of net tons 21,186# 20,479 3.0

LUMBER 3/27 millions of ft. 552.8# 556.5r 12.8

RAIL FREIGHT 3/27 billions of ton-miles 30.8# 30.2 4.4

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 3/26 1992=100 133.9 134.0r 12.1

STOCK PRICES 4/2 S&P 500 1141.8 1108.1 29.9

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 4/2 5.6% 5.4% -4.8

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 3/22 billions $6,181.3 $6,160.3r 4.9

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 4/3 thous. 328 342r -20.4

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 4/3 477.5 443.8 19.1

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 4/3 4126.7 4857.6 -33.0

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 4/7 $/troy oz. 419.000 423.700 30.4

STEEL SCRAP 4/7 #1 heavy, $/ton 244.17 244.17 98.5

COPPER 4/2 cents/lb. 139.6 139.6 84.3

ALUMINUM 4/2 cents/lb. 81.3 81.3 24.5

COTTON 4/2 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 62.23 63.99 9.3

OIL 4/7 $/bbl. 35.97 35.58 25.5

CRB FOODSTUFFS 4/6 1967=100 283.08 289.92 20.0

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 4/6 1967=100 322.65 321.88 24.8

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 4/7 2.8775 2.8953 3.1930

BRITISH POUND 4/7 1.84 1.85 1.56

CANADIAN DOLLAR 4/7 1.31 1.31 1.47

EUROPEAN EURO 4/7 1.2175 1.2316 1.0773

JAPANESE YEN 4/7 105.22 104.22 120.08

KOREAN WON 4/7 1143.3 1147.3 1252.2

MEXICAN PESO 4/7 11.248 11.125 10.770

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 4/7 92.6 92.2 109.4

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 4/6 1.00% 0.98% 1.22%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 4/5 3-month NA 1.00 1.19

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 4/6 3-month 1.07 1.06 1.23

FIXED MORTGAGE 4/2 30-year 5.70 5.56 5.92

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 4/2 one-year 3.60 3.56 4.04

PRIME 4/6 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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