Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                                       LATEST       WEEK    YEARLY
                                                         WEEK        AGO%      CHG
      
      STEEL 11/11 thous. of net tons                    1,868      1,906#     -5.5
      AUTOS 11/11 units                                83,600     83,600#      5.8
      TRUCKS 11/11 units                              137,000    137,000#      0.4
      ELECTRIC POWER 11/11 millions of kilowatt-hrs.   71,604     71,648#      2.7
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING 11/11 thous. of bbl./day      15,042     15,218#      4.1
      COAL 11/4 thous. of net tons                     22,387#    22,438       4.9
      LUMBER 11/4 millions of ft.                       320.9#     323.0     -14.4
      RAIL FREIGHT 11/4 billions of ton-miles            34.5#      34.7       0.0
      
      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 11/3 1992=100             137.5      136.1       1.9
      STOCK PRICES 11/10 S&P 500                  1380.9     1364.3      11.8
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 11/10                5.3%       5.5%     -1.8
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 10/30 billions           $6,951.4    6,948.4       4.8
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 11/11 thous.      308        310r      0.3
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 11/11        412.9      402.2     -13.6
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 11/11      2022.2     1897.9      18.8
      
      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 11/15 $/troy oz.                617.750    623.200      29.8
      STEEL SCRAP 11/15 #1 heavy, $/ton     197.83     197.83      -4.9
      COPPER 11/10  cents/lb.                331.5      336.0      65.4
      ALUMINUM 11/10  cents/lb.              130.8      132.0      35.5
      COTTON 11/10 strict low
       middling 1-1/16 in.,  cents/lb.       50.85      50.16      -2.1
      OIL 11/15 $/bbl.                       58.71      59.73       1.5
      CRB FOODSTUFFS 11/14 1967=100         269.08     271.43       6.0
      CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 11/14 1967=100    435.66     431.02      31.1
      
      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 11/15                2.1465   2.1437   2.2015
      BRITISH POUND 11/15                   1.89     1.91     1.72
      CANADIAN DOLLAR 11/15                 1.14     1.13     1.19
      EUROPEAN EURO 11/15                 1.2828   1.2757   1.1670
      JAPANESE YEN 11/15                  118.02   117.84   119.19
      KOREAN WON 11/15                     941.5    935.1   1036.5
      MEXICAN PESO 11/15                  10.835   10.844   10.670
      TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 11/15     88.9     88.7     92.8
      
      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 11/14                      5.25%   5.22%    3.97%
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 11/14 3-month             NA    5.16       NA
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 11/14 3-month    5.33    5.33     4.31
      FIXED MORTGAGE 11/10 30-year             6.39    6.38     6.48
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 11/10 one-year       5.92    5.95     5.29
      PRIME 11/14                              8.25    8.25     7.00
      
      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. 1=Western Wood Products Assn.
      NA=Not available r=revised NM=Not meaningful
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