Online Extra: Production Index Components

PRODUCTION INDICATORS LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG STEEL 9/8 thous. of net tons 2,092 2,062# 1.2 AUTOS 9/8 units 73,520 73,520# -25.4 TRUCKS 9/8 units 141,340 141,340# -4.4 ELECTRIC POWER 9/8 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 88,495 90,365# 13.4 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 9/8 thous. of bbl./day 15,441 15,496# -3.9 COAL 9/1 thous. of net tons 22,490# 22,612 -1.1 LUMBER 9/1 millions of ft. 230.3# 298.6 -18.9 RAIL FREIGHT 9/1 billions of ton-miles 36.0# 35.3 0.3 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 8/31 1992=100 140.5 139.2r 3.5 STOCK PRICES 9/7 S&P 500 1453.6 1474.0 11.9 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 9/7 5.7% 5.8% 1.6 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 8/27 billions $7,399.7 $7,334.3r 7.6 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 9/8 thous. 320 315r 2.6 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 9/8 448.0 425.8 9.2 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 9/8 1876.6 1770.2 17.5 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 9/12 $/troy oz. 706.000 680.250 19.9 STEEL SCRAP 9/13 #1 heavy, $/ton 265.50 255.83 34.1 COPPER 9/7 cents/lb. 335.2 342.4 -9.6 ALUMINUM 9/7 cents/lb. 112.5 115.5 -7.1 COTTON 9/7 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 57.47 55.45 12.2 OIL 9/12 $/bbl. 79.96 75.95 24.6 CRB FOODSTUFFS 9/11 1967=100 323.71 320.37 20.5 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 9/11 1967=100 493.95 493.45 22.5 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 9/12 1.9130 1.9650 2.1597 BRITISH POUND 9/12 2.03 2.02 1.88 CANADIAN DOLLAR 9/12 1.04 1.05 1.12 EUROPEAN EURO 9/12 1.3903 1.3646 1.2690 JAPANESE YEN 9/12 114.25 115.28 117.68 KOREAN WON 9/12 931.8 941.0 959.0 MEXICAN PESO 9/12 11.104 11.078 10.983 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 9/12 84.6 85.4 89.0 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 9/11 5.06% 5.22% 5.21% COMMERCIAL PAPER 9/11 3-month 5.00 NA 5.21 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 9/11 3-month 5.72 5.70 5.35 FIXED MORTGAGE 9/7 30-year 6.77 6.92 6.50 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 9/7 one-year 6.35 6.30 5.97 PRIME 9/11 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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