Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS
                                                      LATEST        WEEK    YEARLY
                                                        WEEK         AGO%      CHG
      
      STEEL 6/23 thous. of net tons                    2,101       2,084#      1.9
      AUTOS 6/23 units                                93,000      93,000#     14.4
      TRUCKS 6/23 units                              162,400     162,400#     24.1
      ELECTRIC POWER 6/23 millions of kilowatt-hrs.   84,607      81,410#     -2.0
      CRUDE-OIL REFINING 6/23 thous. of bbl./day      14,867      14,542#     -6.8
      COAL 6/16 thous. of net tons                    22,543#     21,302      -0.4
      LUMBER 6/16 millions of ft.                      300.9#      302.9     -14.5
      RAIL FREIGHT 6/16 billions of ton-miles           34.5#       33.5      -1.1
      
      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 6/15 1992=100             142.9       143.7r      4.8
      STOCK PRICES 6/22 S&P 500                   1502.6      1532.9      20.7
      CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 6/22                 5.9%        5.9%     -2.2
      MONEY SUPPLY, M2 6/11 billions            $7,247.6    $7,240.1r     6.6
      INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 6/23 thous.       313         326r      0.3
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 6/23         428.9       450.9      10.3
      MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 6/23       1731.6      1776.8      27.7
      
      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 6/27 $/troy oz.                 642.100   657.700      10.2
      STEEL SCRAP 6/28 #1 heavy, $/ton      240.83    240.83      -1.8
      COPPER 6/22  cents/lb.                 347.0     341.4       4.0
      ALUMINUM 6/22  cents/lb.               123.7     123.0       6.3
      COTTON 6/22 strict low
       middling 1-1/16 in.,  cents/lb.       55.97     51.88       8.5
      OIL 6/27 $/bbl.                        69.05     68.14      -4.4
      CRB FOODSTUFFS 6/26 1967=100          321.29    325.01      25.7
      CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 6/26 1967=100     493.29    497.01      23.9
      
      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 6/27               1.9345   1.9340   2.2200
      BRITISH POUND 6/27                  2.00     1.99     1.82
      CANADIAN DOLLAR 6/27                1.07     1.07     1.12
      EUROPEAN EURO 6/27                1.3453   1.3405   1.2557
      JAPANESE YEN 6/27                 122.83   123.57   116.48
      KOREAN WON 6/27                    927.7    927.5    957.7
      MEXICAN PESO 6/27                 10.817   10.842   11.418
      TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 6/27    86.8     86.8     89.9
      
      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 6/26                       5.25%    5.21%   5.02%
      COMMERCIAL PAPER 6/26 3-month            5.24     5.25      NA
      CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 6/26 3-month     5.33     5.32    5.48
      FIXED MORTGAGE 6/22 30-year              6.81     6.86    6.76
      ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 6/22 one-year        6.10     6.06    5.96
      PRIME 6/26                               8.25     8.25    8.00
      
      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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