Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL 7/3 thous. of net tons 2,010 2,030# 6.9

AUTOS 7/3 units 71,054 87,204r# 302.2

TRUCKS 7/3 units 155,697 155,912r# 304.9

ELECTRIC POWER 7/3 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 76,566 75,627# -3.2

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 7/3 thous. of bbl./day 15,727 15,750# 1.4

COAL 6/26 thous. of net tons 21,255# 21,189 1.8

LUMBER 6/26 millions of ft. 589.8# 600.8 13.6

RAIL FREIGHT 6/26 billions of ton-miles 31.1# 30.8 4.7

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 6/25 1992=100 131.5 132.3 5.1

STOCK PRICES 7/2 S&P 500 1125.4 1134.4 14.2

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 7/2 5.8% 6.0% 10.6

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 6/21 billions $6,282.8 $6,287.7r 3.8

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 7/3 thous. 310 349r -29.7

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 7/3 500.9 435.4 21.0

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 7/3 1769.7 1386.9 -73.9

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 7/7 $/troy oz. 399.650 395.800 16.1

STEEL SCRAP 7/7 #1 heavy, $/ton 150.00 150.00 37.8

COPPER 7/2 cents/lb. 125.7 125.1 58.9

ALUMINUM 7/2 cents/lb. 84.3 84.8 28.1

COTTON 7/2 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 53.69 54.75 -5.5

OIL 7/7 $/bbl. 38.98 36.96 25.1

CRB FOODSTUFFS 7/6 1967=100 276.20 273.17 18.2

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 7/6 1967=100 306.65 305.25 17.0

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 7/7 3.0430 3.0850 2.8600

BRITISH POUND 7/7 1.86 1.82 1.64

CANADIAN DOLLAR 7/7 1.32 1.33 1.37

EUROPEAN EURO 7/7 1.2373 1.2199 1.1351

JAPANESE YEN 7/7 108.63 108.77 117.79

KOREAN WON 7/7 1151.5 1155.5 1179.1

MEXICAN PESO 7/7 11.493 11.487 10.503

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 7/7 93.2 94.2 97.0

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 7/6 1.30% 1.13% 0.93%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 7/5 3-month NA 1.43 1.01

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 7/6 3-month 1.51 1.56 1.03

FIXED MORTGAGE 7/2 30-year 6.35 6.37 5.59

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 7/2 one-year 4.29 4.30 3.78

PRIME 7/6 4.25 4.25 4.00

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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