Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG STEEL 7/28 thous. of net tons 2,078 2,118# 0.2 AUTOS 7/28 units 63,500 63,500# 2.5 TRUCKS 7/28 units 103,300 103,300# 13.5 ELECTRIC POWER 7/28 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 86,636 87,961# -6.9 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 7/28 thous. of bbl./day 15,806 15,406# 1.1 COAL 7/21 thous. of net tons 21,325# 20,990 -4.7 LUMBER 7/21 millions of ft. 297.1# 293.7 -18.1 RAIL FREIGHT 7/21 billions of ton-miles 33.4# 32.5 -1.5 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 7/20 1992=100 143.7 143.9 5.8 STOCK PRICES 7/27 S&P 500 1459.0 1534.1 14.1 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 7/27 5.6% 5.7% -3.6 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 7/16 billions $7,263.7 $7,249.5r 6.2 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 7/28 thous. 307 303r -2.5 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 7/28 416.6 424.2 10.7 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 7/28 1724.1 1692.9 21.7 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 8/1 $/troy oz. 665.750 674.750 1.7 STEEL SCRAP 8/2 #1 heavy, $/ton 240.83 240.83 3.6 COPPER 7/27 cents/lb. 365.6 370.8 2.1 ALUMINUM 7/27 cents/lb. 126.5 127.1 7.6 COTTON 7/27 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 58.43 60.45 11.4 OIL 8/1 $/bbl. 76.59 75.93 0.9 CRB FOODSTUFFS 7/31 1967=100 322.68 324.24 23.6 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 7/31 1967=100 504.36 506.02 24.1 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 8/1 1.8920 1.8587 2.1820 BRITISH POUND 8/1 2.03 2.05 1.88 CANADIAN DOLLAR 8/1 1.06 1.04 1.13 EUROPEAN EURO 8/1 1.3668 1.3721 1.2787 JAPANESE YEN 8/1 118.96 120.51 114.67 KOREAN WON 8/1 925.2 913.9 962.3 MEXICAN PESO 8/1 10.945 10.857 10.980 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 8/1 85.7 85.4 88.6 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 7/31 5.28% 5.25% 5.27% COMMERCIAL PAPER 7/31 3-month NA 5.23 NA CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 7/31 3-month 5.33 5.32 5.43 FIXED MORTGAGE 7/27 30-year 6.87x 6.88 6.80 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 7/27 one-year 6.11 6.15 6.14 PRIME 7/31 8.25 8.25 8.25 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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