Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO% CHG

STEEL 7/24 thous. of net tons 1,964 1,991# 3.2 AUTOS 7/24 units 68,699 38,714r# -24.8 TRUCKS 7/24 units 122,369 45,191r# -2.9 ELECTRIC POWER 7/24 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 87,139 85,742# 3.3 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 7/24 thous. of bbl./day 15,954 15,481# 3.0 COAL 7/17 thous. of net tons 20,992# 19,889 2.9 LUMBER 7/17 millions of ft. 554.7# 464.0r 10.0 RAIL FREIGHT 7/17 billions of ton-miles 29.5# 26.2 2.8

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 7/16 1992=100 131.2 131.5 2.9 STOCK PRICES 7/23 S&P 500 1086.2 1101.4 8.8 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 7/23 5.8% 5.7% 1.9 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 7/12 billions $6,288.0 $6,287.0r 3.3 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 7/24 thous. 345 341r -12.2 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 7/24 444.8 440.3 4.3 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 7/24 1648.8 1651.1 -60.2

Sources: Economic Cycle Research Institute, Standard & Poor's, Moody's, Federal Reserve, Labor Dept., Mortgage Bankers Assn. (Index: March 16, 1990=100)

PRICES LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO% CHG

GOLD 7/28 $/troy oz. 387.300 398.500 8.3 STEEL SCRAP 7/28 #1 heavy, $/ton 161.00 161.00 47.9 COPPER 7/23 cents/lb. 133.6 134.0 62.4 ALUMINUM 7/23 cents/lb. 84.5 85.5 26.1 COTTON 7/23 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 51.24 50.32 -10.4 OIL 7/28 $/bbl. 42.82 40.43 41.3 CRB FOODSTUFFS 7/27 1967=100 271.23 274.62 16.5 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 7/27 1967=100 307.23 312.15 15.5

Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Metals Week, Memphis market, NYMEX, Commodity Research Bureau

FOREIGN EXCHANGE LATEST WEEK YEAR WEEK AGO AGO

BRAZILIAN REAL 7/28 3.0427 3.0283 2.9685 BRITISH POUND 7/28 1.82 1.84 1.62 CANADIAN DOLLAR 7/28 1.33 1.32 1.40 EUROPEAN EURO 7/28 1.2055 1.2260 1.1345 JAPANESE YEN 7/28 111.65 109.80 120.27 KOREAN WON 7/28 1167.3 1159.1 1179.9 MEXICAN PESO 7/28 11.431 11.476 10.477 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 7/28 94.6 93.9 97.7

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 7/27 1.27% 1.25% 1.04% COMMERCIAL PAPER 7/27 3-month 1.53 1.50 1.05 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 7/27 3-month 1.61 1.57 1.07 FIXED MORTGAGE 7/23 30-year 6.13 6.16 6.08 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 7/23 one-year 4.22 4.17 5.77 PRIME 7/27 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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