Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL 10/2 thous. of net tons 2,031 2,033# 13.3

AUTOS 10/2 units 92,745 91,636r# -6.5

TRUCKS 10/2 units 162,127 156,785r# -1.0

ELECTRIC POWER 10/2 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 71,350 79,719# 5.1

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 10/2 thous. of bbl./day 14,759 14,096# -1.9

COAL 9/25 thous. of net tons 20,847# 21,517 -1.5

LUMBER 9/25 millions of ft. 591.7# 560.7r 10.5

RAIL FREIGHT 9/25 billions of ton-miles 30.9# 31.3 -6.8

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 9/24 1992=100 131.5 131.4r 2.1

STOCK PRICES 10/1 S&P 500 1131.5 1110.1 9.9

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 10/1 5.5% 5.4% -2.0

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 9/20 billions $6,336.0 $6,306.4r 3.9

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 10/2 thous. 335 372r -13.9

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 10/2 459.0 469.1 4.1

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 10/2 2270.8 2211.1 -24.4

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 10/6 $/troy oz. 418.450 412.950 11.5

STEEL SCRAP 10/6 #1 heavy, $/ton 235.00 235.00 84.3

COPPER 10/1 cents/lb. 144.6 140.7 67.2

ALUMINUM 10/1 cents/lb. 89.2 87.7 31.5

COTTON 10/1 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 49.78 50.89 -24.5

OIL 10/6 $/bbl. 52.02 49.41 75.1

CRB FOODSTUFFS 10/5 1967=100 262.38 266.29 5.1

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 10/5 1967=100 317.16 318.61 11.7

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 10/6 2.8358 2.8505 2.8450

BRITISH POUND 10/6 1.78 1.80 1.66

CANADIAN DOLLAR 10/6 1.26 1.27 1.33

EUROPEAN EURO 10/6 1.2287 1.2333 1.1812

JAPANESE YEN 10/6 111.35 110.89 109.60

KOREAN WON 10/6 1152.5 1153.2 1149.8

MEXICAN PESO 10/6 11.288 11.419 11.300

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 10/6 92.9 93.2 94.9

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 10/5 1.73% 1.72% 0.98%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 10/4 3-month NA 1.82 1.03

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 10/5 3-month 2.00 1.93 1.10

FIXED MORTGAGE 10/1 30-year 5.86 5.93 5.97

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 10/1 one-year 4.05 4.10 3.98

PRIME 10/5 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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