Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL 4/10 thous. of net tons 2,007 2,002# 3.3

AUTOS 4/10 units 84,318 95,211r# 1.6

TRUCKS 4/10 units 138,934 169,198r# -8.4

ELECTRIC POWER 4/10 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 68,806 68,806# 2.8

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 4/10 thous. of bbl./day 14,688 14,683# -3.9

COAL 4/3 thous. of net tons 21,453# 21,186 4.6

LUMBER 4/3 millions of ft. 556.1# 551.8r 15.5

RAIL FREIGHT 4/3 billions of ton-miles 30.8# 30.8 5.8

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 4/2 1992=100 135.5 133.9r 10.3

STOCK PRICES 4/8 S&P 500 1139.3 1141.8 31.2

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 4/8 5.6% 5.6% -3.4

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 3/29 billions $6,195.2 $6,183.3r 5.1

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 4/10 thous. 360 330r -19.5

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 4/10 432.2 477.5 14.9

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 4/10 2861.6 4126.7 -48.4

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 4/14 $/troy oz. 397.750 419.000 22.7

STEEL SCRAP 4/14 #1 heavy, $/ton 204.83 244.17 74.8

COPPER 4/9 cents/lb. 131.9 139.6 72.9

ALUMINUM 4/9 cents/lb. 85.5 81.3 32.6

COTTON 4/9 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 61.07 62.23 8.6

OIL 4/14 $/bbl. 36.37 35.97 25.8

CRB FOODSTUFFS 4/13 1967=100 285.53 283.08 22.2

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 4/13 1967=100 316.44 322.65 21.5

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 4/14 2.8860 2.8775 3.0925

BRITISH POUND 4/14 1.79 1.84 1.58

CANADIAN DOLLAR 4/14 1.34 1.31 1.46

EUROPEAN EURO 4/14 1.1962 1.2175 1.0908

JAPANESE YEN 4/14 108.65 105.22 119.60

KOREAN WON 4/14 1154.2 1143.3 1214.9

MEXICAN PESO 4/14 11.305 11.248 10.620

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 4/14 94.2 92.6 108.6

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 4/13 1.00% 1.00% 1.34%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 4/12 3-month 1.03 NA 1.22

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 4/13 3-month 1.07 1.07 1.26

FIXED MORTGAGE 4/9 30-year 5.90 5.70 5.93

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 4/9 one-year 3.75 3.60 4.01

PRIME 4/13 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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