Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG STEEL 10/7 thous. of net tons 1,975 2,086# -1.0 AUTOS 10/7 units 98,500 98,500# 13.7 TRUCKS 10/7 units 147,900 147,900# -9.1 ELECTRIC POWER 10/7 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 72,866 72,866# -4.9 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 10/7 thous. of bbl./day 15,274 15,242# 26.4 COAL 9/30 thous. of net tons 22,461# 22,117 3.2 LUMBER 9/30 millions of ft. 315.7# 339.9 -19.5 RAIL FREIGHT 9/30 billions of ton-miles 34.8# 34.0 3.6 Sources: American Iron & Steel Institute, Ward's Automotive Reports, Edison Electric Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Dept., WWPA, Association of American Railroads LEADING INDICATORS LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG ECRI LEADING INDEX 9/29 1992=100 136.4 135.1 0.9 STOCK PRICES 10/6 S&P 500 1349.6 1335.9 12.9 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 10/6 5.5% 5.4% 4.6 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 9/25 billions $6,896.9 $6,889.9r 4.3 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 10/7 thous. 308 304r -17.2 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 10/7 383.3 404.6 -18.4 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 10/7 1857.0 1970.8 -7.4 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 10/11 $/troy oz. 574.100 573.600 20.8 STEEL SCRAP 10/11 #1 heavy, $/ton 201.33 201.33 -3.2 COPPER 10/6 cents/lb. 337.8 351.0 76.0 ALUMINUM 10/6 cents/lb. 120.0 119.8 35.0 COTTON 10/6 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 49.11 50.64 -10.3 OIL 10/11 $/bbl. 57.44 59.64 -9.9 CRB FOODSTUFFS 10/10 1967=100 265.82 268.29 3.2 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 10/10 1967=100 411.56 408.31 22.9 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 10/11 2.1595 2.1639 2.2545 BRITISH POUND 10/11 1.85 1.89 1.75 CANADIAN DOLLAR 10/11 1.14 1.13 1.17 EUROPEAN EURO 10/11 1.2515 1.2716 1.2024 JAPANESE YEN 10/11 119.78 117.91 114.38 KOREAN WON 10/11 958.3 949.2 1043.2 MEXICAN PESO 10/11 10.998 11.003 10.929 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 10/11 89.9 89.3 91.4 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 10/10 5.28% 5.25% 3.72% COMMERCIAL PAPER 10/10 3-month 5.20 NA NA CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 10/10 3-month 5.32 5.33 4.08 FIXED MORTGAGE 10/6 30-year 6.40 6.39 6.13 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 10/6 one-year 5.92 5.93 5.06 PRIME 10/10 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 (chart); other components (estimated and not listed) include machinery and defense equipment. 1=Western Wood Products Assn. NA=Not available

r=revised NM=Not meaningful

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