Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                                      LATEST       WEEK    YEARLY
                                                        WEEK        AGO%      CHG
      
      STEEL 9/30 thous. of net tons                    2,086      2,077#      4.8
      AUTOS 9/30 units                                98,500     98,500#      8.7
      TRUCKS 9/30 units                              147,900    147,900#    -13.0
      ELECTRIC POWER 9/30 millions of kilowatt-hrs.   72,866     76,523#     -4.6
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING 9/30 thous. of bbl./day      15,242     15,624#     34.4
      COAL 9/23 thous. of net tons                    22,117#    22,504       3.2
      LUMBER 9/23 millions of ft.                      339.9#     340.9     -13.7
      RAIL FREIGHT 9/23 billions of ton-miles           34.0#      34.8       2.4
      
      Sources: American Iron & Steel Institute, Ward's Automotive Reports, Edison
      Electric Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Dept., Western Wood
      Products Assn., Association of American Railroads
      
      LEADING INDICATORS
                                                 LATEST        WEEK    YEARLY
                                                   WEEK         AGO%      CHG
      
      ECRI LEADING INDEX 9/22 1992=100            135.1       135.5r     -0.3
      STOCK PRICES 9/29 S&P 500                  1335.9      1314.8       8.7
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 9/29                5.4%        5.4%      3.8
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 9/18 billions           $6,890.0    $6,867.9r     4.4
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 9/30 thous.      302         319r    -20.3
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 9/30        404.6       375.9     -14.6
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 9/30      1970.8      1677.5      -6.5
      
      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 10/4 $/troy oz.                573.600   593.750      23.8
      STEEL SCRAP 10/4 #1 heavy, $/ton     201.33    198.00     -15.9
      COPPER 9/29  cents/lb.                351.0     346.3      86.1
      ALUMINUM 9/29  cents/lb.              119.8     115.3      36.0
      COTTON 9/29 strict low
       middling 1-1/16 in.,  cents/lb.      50.64     51.11      -7.1
      OIL 10/4 $/bbl.                       59.64     63.18      -5.1
      CRB FOODSTUFFS 10/3 1967=100         268.29    267.19       8.2
      CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 10/3 1967=100    408.31    405.27      23.6
      
      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 10/4                 2.1639   2.1891   2.2678
      BRITISH POUND 10/4                    1.89     1.89     1.76
      CANADIAN DOLLAR 10/4                  1.13     1.11     1.18
      EUROPEAN EURO 10/4                  1.2716   1.2701   1.1974
      JAPANESE YEN 10/4                   117.91   117.49   114.01
      KOREAN WON 10/4                      949.2    943.6   1039.5
      MEXICAN PESO 10/4                   11.003   11.040   10.717
      TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 10/4      89.3     88.9     91.2
      
      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 10/3                       5.25%    5.25%   3.75%
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 10/3 3-month              NA       NA      NA
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 10/3 3-month     5.33     5.32    4.05
      FIXED MORTGAGE 9/29 30-year              6.39     6.50    6.05
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 9/29 one-year        5.93     6.01    4.96
      PRIME 10/3                               8.25     8.25    6.75
      
      Sources: Federal Reserve, HSH Associates, Bloomberg Financial Markets
      
      # Raw data in the production indicators are seasonally adjusted in
      computing the BW index; other components (estimated and not listed)
      include machinery and defense equipment. NA=Not available r=revised
      NM=Not meaningful
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