Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                                     LATEST        WEEK    YEARLY
                                                       WEEK        AGO%      CHG
      
      STEEL 4/16 thous. of net tons                   2,086      1,888#      4.4
      AUTOS 4/16 units                               87,312     88,508r#    -0.3
      TRUCKS 4/16 units                             168,330    162,467r#    13.9
      ELECTRIC POWER 4/16 millions of kilowatt-hrs.  65,819     65,819#     -1.8
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING 4/16 thous. of bbl./day     15,501     15,031#      1.2
      COAL 4/9 thous. of net tons                    21,773#    21,872       4.4
      LUMBER 4/9 millions of ft.                      379.2#     378.7      12.0
      RAIL FREIGHT 4/9 billions of ton-miles           32.1#      32.3       8.1
      
      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 4/8 1992=100              135.3       134.8r      1.0
      STOCK PRICES 4/15 S&P 500                   1142.6      1181.2       0.7
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 4/15                 5.3%        5.5%     -8.1
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 4/4 billions             $6,465.5    $6,502.2r      4.4
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 4/16 thous.       296         332r    -16.9
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 4/16         466.7       474.5       7.5
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 4/16       1870.0      1899.6     -26.7
      
      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 4/20 $/troy oz.                 433.200   427.500       10.3
      STEEL SCRAP 4/20 #1 heavy, $/ton      210.67    210.67        2.9
      COPPER 4/15  cents/lb.                 154.0     156.7       13.1
      ALUMINUM 4/15  cents/lb.                94.4      95.6        8.4
      COTTON 4/15 strict low
       middling 1-1/16 in.,  cents/lb        51.84     51.99      -13.4
      OIL 4/20 $/bbl.                        52.43     50.30       44.4
      CRB FOODSTUFFS 4/19 1967=100          253.34    252.84      -12.3
      CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 4/19 1967=100     337.17    336.94        5.6
      
      Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Iron Age Scrap Price Bulletin,
      Platts Metals Week, Memphis market, NYMEX, Commodity Research Bureau
      
      FOREIGN EXCHANGE
                                          LATEST        WEEK         YEAR
                                            WEEK         AGO          AGO
      
      BRAZILIAN REAL 4/20                 2.5636      2.5610       2.9280
      BRITISH POUND 4/20                    1.92        1.89         1.77
      CANADIAN DOLLAR 4/20                  1.24        1.24         1.36
      EUROPEAN EURO 4/20                  1.3087      1.2915       1.1842
      JAPANESE YEN 4/20                   106.88      107.35       109.39
      KOREAN WON 4/20                     1005.5      1011.5       1155.1
      MEXICAN PESO 4/20                   11.068      11.072       11.309
      TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 4/20      89.2        89.5         94.8
      
      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 4/19                    2.74%           2.77%           0.99%
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 4/18 3-month         NA              NA              1.04
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 4/19 3-month  3.10            3.08            1.08
      FIXED MORTGAGE 4/15 30-year           6.04            6.06            5.99
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 4/15 one-year     4.57            4.64            3.75
      PRIME 4/19                            5.75            5.75            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. no longer included. Historical data has been adjusted. 3=Free market value NA=Not available r=revised NM=Not meaningful

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