Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL 4/17 thous. of net tons 1,998 2,007# 0.6

AUTOS 4/17 units 90,134 76,422r# 15.9

TRUCKS 4/17 units 146,128 133,651r# 15.4

ELECTRIC POWER 4/17 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 67,054 68,806# 3.6

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 4/17 thous. of bbl./day 15,317 14,688# 0.9

COAL 4/10 thous. of net tons 21,236# 21,453 6.6

LUMBER 4/10 millions of ft. 527.6# 556.2r 3.8

RAIL FREIGHT 4/10 billions of ton-miles 29.7# 30.8 2.1

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 4/9 1992=100 134.3 135.5 10.2

STOCK PRICES 4/15 S&P 500 1134.6 1139.3 27.0

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 4/15 5.8% 5.6% 0.2

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 4/5 billions $6,196.2 $6,195.4r 5.2

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 4/17 thous. 353 362r -23.4

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 4/17 434.1 432.2 20.6

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 4/17 2550.3 2861.6 -50.0

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 4/21 $/troy oz. 392.750 397.750 17.8

STEEL SCRAP 4/21 #1 heavy, $/ton 204.83 204.83 74.8

COPPER 4/16 cents/lb. 136.2 131.9 76.1

ALUMINUM 4/16 cents/lb. 86.5 85.5 33.1

COTTON 4/16 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 59.88 61.07 6.1

OIL 4/21 $/bbl. 36.30 36.37 31.4

CRB FOODSTUFFS 4/20 1967=100 287.45 285.53 23.1

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 4/20 1967=100 317.71 316.44 22.2

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 4/21 2.9280 2.8860 2.9900

BRITISH POUND 4/21 1.77 1.79 1.59

CANADIAN DOLLAR 4/21 1.36 1.34 1.45

EUROPEAN EURO 4/21 1.1842 1.1962 1.0965

JAPANESE YEN 4/21 109.39 108.65 120.36

KOREAN WON 4/21 1155.1 1154.2 1218.9

MEXICAN PESO 4/21 11.309 11.305 10.461

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 4/21 94.8 94.2 108.3

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 4/20 0.99% 1.00% 1.26%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 4/19 3-month 1.04 1.03 1.22

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 4/20 3-month 1.08 1.07 1.26

FIXED MORTGAGE 4/16 30-year 5.99 5.90 5.93

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 4/16 one-year 3.75 3.75 4.02

PRIME 4/20 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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