Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY

WEEK AGO % CHG

STEEL 7/23 thous. of net tons 1,899 1,830# -3.3

AUTOS 7/23 units 67,847 42,460r# 13.6

TRUCKS 7/23 units 132,508 49,688r# 17.6

ELECTRIC POWER 7/23 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 95,259 89,719# 9.3

CRUDE-OIL REFINING 7/23 thous. of bbl./day 15,486 15,277# -2.9

COAL 7/16 thous. of net tons 20,946# 19,377 -0.2

LUMBER 7/16 millions of ft. 369.0# 296.4 4.2

RAIL FREIGHT 7/16 billions of ton-miles 31.6# 27.9 1.9

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 7/15 1992=100 134.7 133.5 3.1

STOCK PRICES 7/22 S&P 500 1233.7 1227.9 13.6

CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 7/22 5.1% 5.1% -12.1

MONEY SUPPLY, M2 7/11 billions $6,493.7 $6,515.2r 3.4

INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 7/23 thous. 310 305r -8.8

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 7/23 485.1 488.7 9.1

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 7/23 2320.3 2618.2 40.7

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 7/27 $/troy oz. 424.000 422.150 9.5

STEEL SCRAP 7/27 #1 heavy, $/ton 137.67 137.67 -14.5

COPPER 7/22 cents/lb. 169.7 167.1 27.3

ALUMINUM 7/22 cents/lb. 86.5 86.3 2.8

COTTON 7/22 strict low middling

1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 50.23 51.78 -2.0

OIL 7/27 $/bbl. 59.31 57.01 38.5

CRB FOODSTUFFS 7/26 1967=100 250.17 251.02 -7.8

CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 7/26 1967=100 324.22 323.09 5.5

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 7/27 2.4405 2.3394 3.0427

BRITISH POUND 7/27 1.74 1.74 1.82

CANADIAN DOLLAR 7/27 1.24 1.22 1.33

EUROPEAN EURO 7/27 1.2068 1.2139 1.2055

JAPANESE YEN 7/27 112.46 112.90 111.65

KOREAN WON 7/27 1030.9 1044.5 1167.3

MEXICAN PESO 7/27 10.658 10.627 11.431

TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 7/27 91.6 91.9 94.7

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 7/26 3.25% 3.13% 1.27%

COMMERCIAL PAPER 7/25 3-month NA NA 1.54

CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 7/26 3-month 3.62 3.59 1.61

FIXED MORTGAGE 7/22 30-year 5.90 5.84 6.13

ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 7/22 one-year 4.77 4.72 4.22

PRIME 7/26 6.25 6.25 4.25

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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