Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                                      LATEST        WEEK    YEARLY
                                                        WEEK         AGO%      CHG
      
      STEEL 4/14 thous. of net tons                    2,087       2,017#      2.1
      AUTOS 4/14 units                                84,225      84,225#     -5.3
      TRUCKS 4/14 units                              153,280     153,280#      8.7
      ELECTRIC POWER 4/14 millions of kilowatt-hrs.   70,367      70,382#      4.2
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING 4/14 thous. of bbl./day      14,940      14,688#      3.6
      COAL 4/7 thous. of net tons                     21,017#     19,561     -10.0
      LUMBER 4/7 millions of ft.                       286.0#      281.6     -16.6
      RAIL FREIGHT 4/7 billions of ton-miles            32.8#       31.9      -3.0
      
      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 4/6 1992=100             140.6        140.2r      2.3
      STOCK PRICES 4/13 S&P 500                  1452.9       1443.8      12.7
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 4/13                5.6%         5.5%     -5.8
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 4/2 billions            $7,202.7     $7,203.4r     6.6
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 4/14 thous.      339          343r     10.1
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 4/14        396.5        413.8      -2.7
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 4/14      2008.4       2015.0      31.6
      
      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 4/18 $/troy oz.                 688.750   678.200       10.2
      STEEL SCRAP 4/19 #1 heavy, $/ton      270.83    270.83       14.5
      COPPER 4/12  cents/lb.                 358.1     336.8       25.5
      ALUMINUM 4/12  cents/lb.               132.6     130.2        8.7
      COTTON 4/13 strict low
       middling 1-1/16 in.,  cents/lb.       50.61     52.12       -4.5
      OIL 4/18 $/bbl.                        63.03     62.19      -12.9
      CRB FOODSTUFFS 4/17 1967=100          299.37    299.60       23.6
      CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 4/17 1967=100     479.68    471.61       24.2
      
      Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Metal Bulletin, Platt's Metals Week,
      Memphis market, NYMEX, Commodity Research Bureau
      
      FOREIGN EXCHANGE
                                         LATEST     WEEK     YEAR
                                           WEEK      AGO      AGO
      
      BRAZILIAN REAL 4/18                2.0340   2.0378   2.1147
      BRITISH POUND 4/18                   2.01     1.97     1.79
      CANADIAN DOLLAR 4/18                 1.13     1.14     1.14
      EUROPEAN EURO 4/18                 1.3609   1.3431   1.2382
      JAPANESE YEN 4/18                  118.68   119.39   117.27
      KOREAN WON 4/18                     928.6    932.2    945.6
      MEXICAN PESO 4/18                  10.992   11.016   10.967
      TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 4/18     87.2     87.8     90.1
      
      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 4/17                      5.20%           5.26%           4.72%
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 4/17 3-month           5.20            NA              NA
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 4/17 3-month    5.31            5.31            5.05
      FIXED MORTGAGE 4/13 30-year             6.38            6.32            6.62
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 4/13 one-year       5.91            5.90            5.81
      PRIME 4/17                              8.25            8.25            7.75
      
      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. 1=Western Wood Products Assn. NA=Not available
      r=revised NM=Not meaningful
      
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