Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL 8/7 thous. of net tons 1,934 1,952# 6.1

AUTOS 8/7 units 87,243 88,217r# 6.8

TRUCKS 8/7 units 154,135 147,528r# 5.0

ELECTRIC POWER 8/7 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 84,693 81,391# -1.1

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 8/7 thous. of bbl./day 15,822 15,726# 1.4

COAL 7/31 thous. of net tons 21,239# 20,914 2.0

LUMBER 7/31 millions of ft. 617.5# 571.6r 21.6

RAIL FREIGHT 7/31 billions of ton-miles 31.3# 30.2 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 7/30 1992=100 131.9 131.0 0.8

STOCK PRICES 8/6 S&P 500 1064.0 1101.7 8.8

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 8/6 5.6% 5.8% -2.8

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 7/26 billions $6,282.3 $6,286.3r 3.2

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 8/7 thous. 333 337r -17.4

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 8/7 440.0 452.0 7.4

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 8/7 1640.5 1600.3 -49.3

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 8/11 $/troy oz. 393.550 391.500 9.7

STEEL SCRAP 8/11 #1 heavy, $/ton 161.00 161.00 35.1

COPPER 8/6 cents/lb. 134.8 132.0 59.0

ALUMINUM 8/6 cents/lb. 83.3 82.8 20.7

COTTON 8/6 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 49.22 48.30 -10.4

OIL 8/11 $/bbl. 44.69 42.76 47.0

CRB FOODSTUFFS 8/10 1967=100 266.91 268.77 14.3

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 8/10 1967=100 303.99 306.69 15.9

Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Iron Age Scrap Price Bulletin, Metals

Week, Memphis market, NYMEX, Commodity Research Bureau

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

LATEST WEEK YEAR

WEEK AGO AGO

BRAZILIAN REAL 8/11 3.0360 3.0609 3.0065

BRITISH POUND 8/11 1.83 1.83 1.61

CANADIAN DOLLAR 8/11 1.33 1.32 1.38

EUROPEAN EURO 8/11 1.2218 1.2047 1.1321

JAPANESE YEN 8/11 110.92 111.13 119.15

KOREAN WON 8/11 1159.5 1167.6 1179.8

MEXICAN PESO 8/11 11.420 11.450 10.704

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 8/11 94.0 94.4 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 8/10 1.43% 1.24% 1.00%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 8/10 3-month NA 1.55 1.03

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 8/10 3-month 1.63 1.65 1.08

FIXED MORTGAGE 8/6 30-year 6.13 6.20 6.50

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 8/6 one-year 4.19 4.26 4.12

PRIME 8/10 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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