Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL 9/25 thous. of net tons 2,033 1,966# 15.8

AUTOS 9/25 units 94,068 89,234r# -8.1

TRUCKS 9/25 units 157,547 155,722r# -5.3

ELECTRIC POWER 9/25 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 79,719 79,719# 8.0

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 9/25 thous. of bbl./day 14,096 14,950# -6.8

COAL 9/18 thous. of net tons 21,517# 21,601 0.3

LUMBER 9/18 millions of ft. 564.4# 492.2r 5.3

RAIL FREIGHT 9/18 billions of ton-miles 31.3# 28.9 1.3

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 9/17 1992=100 131.4 131.6r 2.4

STOCK PRICES 9/24 S&P 500 1110.1 1128.6 11.4

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 9/24 5.4% 5.5% -2.6

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 9/13 billions $6,306.5 $6,300.7r 3.1

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 9/25 thous. 369 351r -8.9

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 9/25 469.1 456.6 17.9

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 9/25 2211.1 2052.5 -11.8

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 9/29 $/troy oz. 412.950 405.350 7.7

STEEL SCRAP 9/29 #1 heavy, $/ton 235.00 235.00 90.8

COPPER 9/24 cents/lb. 140.7 133.9 62.7

ALUMINUM 9/24 cents/lb. 87.5 83.5 28.2

COTTON 9/24 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 50.89 52.53 -19.1

OIL 9/29 $/bbl. 49.41 48.48 69.0

CRB FOODSTUFFS 9/28 1967=100 266.29 271.35 6.2

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 9/28 1967=100 318.61 317.72 13.5

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

Platt's Metals Week, Memphis market, NYMEX, Commodity Research Bureau

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

LATEST WEEK YEAR

WEEK AGO AGO

BRAZILIAN REAL 9/29 2.8505 2.8843 2.8950

BRITISH POUND 9/29 1.80 1.79 1.67

CANADIAN DOLLAR 9/29 1.27 1.28 1.35

EUROPEAN EURO 9/29 1.2333 1.2269 1.1718

JAPANESE YEN 9/29 110.89 110.60 110.67

KOREAN WON 9/29 1153.2 1144.3 1151.8

MEXICAN PESO 9/29 11.419 11.422 11.028

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 9/29 93.2 93.3 95.1

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 9/28 1.72% 1.70% 1.17%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 9/27 3-month 1.82 1.78 1.05

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 9/28 3-month 1.93 1.89 1.12

FIXED MORTGAGE 9/24 30-year 5.83 5.86 6.15

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 9/24 one-year 4.09 4.05 4.06

PRIME 9/28 4.75 4.75 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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