Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL 5/15 thous. of net tons 1,956 2,006# 6.7

AUTOS 5/15 units 89,848 87,853r# -10.4

TRUCKS 5/15 units 173,796 162,959r# 5.3

ELECTRIC POWER 5/15 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 73,541 69,060# 8.3

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 5/15 thous. of bbl./day 15,496 15,396# 0.0

COAL 5/8 thous. of net tons 20,418# 20,985 2.4

LUMBER 5/8 millions of ft. 573.0# 547.3 21.3

RAIL FREIGHT 5/8 billions of ton-miles 30.8# 31.8 6.2

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 5/7 1992=100 135.7 135.5r 10.2

STOCK PRICES 5/13 S&P 500 1095.7 1098.7 16.0

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 5/13 6.1% 6.1% 22.9

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 5/3 billions $6,274.8 $6,233.8r 5.4

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 5/15 thous. 345 333r -20.3

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 5/15 454.2 494.3 14.8

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 5/15 1816.9 2184.6 -78.2

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 5/19 $/troy oz. 380.750 382.200 3.0

STEEL SCRAP 5/19 #1 heavy, $/ton 166.50 166.50 54.2

COPPER 5/14 cents/lb. 123.3 128.0 54.5

ALUMINUM 5/14 cents/lb. 79.3 82.8 17.0

COTTON 5/14 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 66.78 63.69 27.9

OIL 5/19 $/bbl. 41.32 40.58 41.5

CRB FOODSTUFFS 5/18 1967=100 282.19 290.56 16.5

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 5/18 1967=100 310.13 311.42 19.9

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 5/19 3.1345 3.1420 3.0010

BRITISH POUND 5/19 1.78 1.77 1.63

CANADIAN DOLLAR 5/19 1.38 1.39 1.35

EUROPEAN EURO 5/19 1.2011 1.1903 1.1633

JAPANESE YEN 5/19 113.07 113.00 117.61

KOREAN WON 5/19 1177.5 1181.5 1194.3

MEXICAN PESO 5/19 11.554 11.603 10.220

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 5/19 95.6 96.1 102.5

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 5/18 1.00% 0.96% 1.23%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 5/17 3-month 1.09 NA 1.17

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 5/18 3-month 1.20 1.19 1.20

FIXED MORTGAGE 5/14 30-year 6.49 6.30 5.56

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 5/14 one-year 4.08 3.97 3.83

PRIME 5/18 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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