Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                                      LATEST       WEEK    YEARLY
                                                        WEEK        AGO%      CHG
      
      STEEL 4/21 thous. of net tons                    2,043      2,087#     -0.9
      AUTOS 4/21 units                                84,225     84,225#     -5.3
      TRUCKS 4/21 units                              153,280    153,280#      8.7
      ELECTRIC POWER 4/21 millions of kilowatt-hrs.   68,400     70,367#     -1.0
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING 4/21 thous. of bbl./day      14,694     14,940#     -2.3
      COAL 4/14 thous. of net tons                    22,817#    21,017      -4.0
      LUMBER 4/14 millions of ft.                      302.1#     286.0     -12.3
      RAIL FREIGHT 4/14 billions of ton-miles           34.6#      32.8       2.4
      
      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 4/13 1992=100             140.4        140.3r      2.3
      STOCK PRICES 4/20 S&P 500                   1484.4       1452.9      13.2
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 4/20                 5.4%         5.6%     -7.7
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 4/9 billions             $7,220.4     $7,202.7      6.8
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 4/21 thous.       321          341r      3.5
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 4/21         411.0        396.5       5.5
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 4/21       2081.6       2008.4      39.8
      
      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 4/25 $/troy oz.                684.000   688.750       7.6
      STEEL SCRAP 4/26 #1 heavy, $/ton     270.83    270.83      14.5
      COPPER 4/20  cents/lb.                366.0     358.1      15.6
      ALUMINUM 4/20  cents/lb.              131.3     132.6       3.3
      COTTON 4/20 strict low
       middling 1-1/16 in.,  cents/lb.      49.53     50.56      -6.8
      OIL 4/25 $/bbl.                       64.83     63.03     -10.3
      CRB FOODSTUFFS 4/24 1967=100         300.38    299.37      20.8
      CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 4/24 1967=100    482.61    479.68      22.6
      
      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 4/25                2.0200   2.0340   2.1190
      BRITISH POUND 4/25                   2.00     2.01     1.78
      CANADIAN DOLLAR 4/25                 1.11     1.13     1.13
      EUROPEAN EURO 4/25                 1.3638   1.3609   1.2454
      JAPANESE YEN 4/25                  118.75   118.68   114.73
      KOREAN WON 4/25                     926.8    928.6    946.6
      MEXICAN PESO 4/25                  10.929   10.992   11.146
      TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 4/25     86.8     87.2     89.5
      
      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 4/24                      5.20%    5.20%   4.74%
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 4/24 3-month             NA     5.20    4.90
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 4/24 3-month    5.31     5.31    5.07
      FIXED MORTGAGE 4/20 30-year             6.37     6.38    6.65
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 4/20 one-year       5.92     5.91    5.83
      PRIME 4/24                              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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