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  • BUSINESS STATISTICS

    June 24, 1966

    A WEEKLY

    SUPPLEMENT

    TO THE

    SURVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS*

    U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE / OFFICE OF BUSINESS ECONOMICS

    INDICATORS

    Index, 1941-43=10 Index, 1941-43 = 10

    no

    100

    90

    80

    70

    - PRICES OF 425 INDUSTRIAL STOCKS

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    (avg* of daily dose) ~~~

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    1963 Data: Stand. & Poor's Corp.

    1964 1965 1966 J FMAM'J J A S O N D

    Index, 1957-59=100 250

    200

    150

    100

    50

    STEEL PRODUCTION (ingots and steel for castings)

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    1963 Data: Amer. Iron & Steel Inst.

    Index, 1957-59=100 250

    H 200

    r\966 1965 \d

    Weekly

    I I I l I I

    150

    100

    50 1964 1965 1966 J F M A M J J A S O N D

    Index, 1957-59 = 100 110

    95

    90

    WHOLESALE PRICES

    Commodities other than Farm Products and Foods

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    / Farm Products

    I I I I I 1 I H I I 1963 1964 U.S. Dept. of Labor

    i i i i I i i i i I i M M I i i i i i 1965 1966

    Milli 2.5

    2.0

    1.5

    1.0

    PRIVATE NONFARM HOUSING STARTS*

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    0 I M I I I I I I I I I

    *Seas. adj., at annual rates

    I I M l l l l l l l i i i i I i i i i i I 1963 1964

    Data: U.S. Dept. of Commerce 1965 1966

    ^Available only with subscription to the SURVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS, at $6.00 annually, this Supplement provides selected weekly and monthly data subsequent to those published in the latest monthly SURVEY Digitized for FRASER

    http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/ Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

  • 2 WEEKLY BUSINESS STATISTICS1

    ITEM

    COMMODITY PRICES, WHOLESALE: A I I commodities 1957-59=100..

    Farm products do.... Foods, processed .... do.... A I I other do....

    22 commodities 2/ do.... ALL RETAIL STORES, SALES mil. $..

    Nondurable goods stores . ..* do....

    INITIAL UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS, State programs thous.. INSURED UNEMPLOYMENT, all programs do.... State programs C50 States, D.C., and Puerto Rico)....do....

    FAILURES, INDUST. AND COMMERCIAL (Dun & Bradstreet)..number.. FINANCE: Currency in circu lation .3/ mil. $.. Federal Reserve bank credit outstanding, total .3/....do.... Member bank reserve balances 3/.. ......do....

    Excess reserves, estimated 3/ do.... Reporting member banks (of F.R.System) in leading cities: 4.4 Demand deposits, adjusted mil..$.. Savings deposits ..doe iS e Loans and investments (adjusted), total , s s d o s s e e U.S. Government obligations. do.... Commercial and industrial loans (gross) do.... Real estate loans (gross) *.... do....

    Bond yields, domestic corporate (Moody's) 3/ percent.. Stock prices, 500 stocks (Stand. & Poor's) 47..1941-43=10..

    Industrials, 425 stocks ...do.... PRODUCTION:

    Bituminous coal ,3/...... thous. sh. tons.. Electric power, by utilities mil. kw.-hr.. Motor vehicles (cars, trucks, buses) number.. Petroleum (crude) and condensate 3/ thous. bb I.. Steel thous. sh. tons..

    Index of production 1957-59=100.. FREIGHT CARLOAD INGS, TOTAL thous. cars..

    Mi see I laneous. do....

    1965

    June 12

    104.8 5,439 3,569

    182 I, 185 1,061 232

    39,472 41,006 21,467

    302

    62,977 42,622 153,644 23,701 45,258 20,905

    4.60 85.04 90.20

    1,782 20,281

    246,828 7,749 2,692 144.5 604 321

    June 19

    *I02.8 *I00.3 *I06.I *I02.5 104.4 5,514 3,649

    183 I, 168 1,047 288

    39,555 41,131 21,649

    402

    65,064 42.693 156,325 23,709 46,473 21,005

    4.61 85.20 90.35

    1,816 19,740

    248,061 7,773

    2,740 147.1 611 323

    1966

    May 28

    110.9 5,921 3,979

    151 865 814 230

    41,859 43,827 22,238

    309

    64,159 43,133 165,402 20,571 53,454 23,246

    5.21 87.07 93.22

    1,867 21,131 222,258 8,378

    2,744 147.3 612 325

    June 4

    III.5 5,604 3,801

    142 868 816 221

    41,987 44,139 22,368

    425

    65,630 43,093 167,093 20,704 53,839 23,260

    5.23 86.10 92.17

    1,878 20,237 179,814 8,363

    2,726 146.3 548 288

    June I I

    105. 103, III. 104. Ml. 5,854 3,943

    149

    271

    42,226 44,230 22,216

    226

    64,964 43,057 165,187 20,254 53,647 23,280

    5.26 84.93 90.85

    1,882 21,863.

    228,773 8,325 2,660 142.8 621 323

    June 18

    105.6 103.8 110.5 104.8 110.9

    180

    42,356 44,450 22,327

    447

    . 5.28 86.73 92.88

    225,376

    2,670 143.3

    \_l Data do not always cover calendar weeks. 2/ Tuesday price. 3/ Daily average. / Wednesday data. * Monthly index for June 1965.

    MONTHLY BUSINESS STATISTICS

    ITEM 1965

    Apr. May

    1966

    Feb. Mar. Apr. May /

    GENERAL BUSINESS INDICATORS

    INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION (F.R. INDEX OF QUANTITY OUTPUT): SEASONALLY ADJ., TOTAL INDEX (INCL. UTIL.) 1957-59=100, BY INDUSTRY GROUPINGS: MANUFACTURING, TOTAL do... Durab le manufactures., do...

    Pr imary meta is. do... Fabricated metal products ....do.., Machinery.. do..,

    Transportation equ ipment .do... Instruments and related products... do... Clay, glass, and stone products. do... Lumber and products .do. Furniture and fixtures do...

    Nondurab le manufactures. do... Textile mill products ..do... Appare I products ., .do... Leather and products do.., Paper and products do... Printing and publishing do...

    Chemicals and products do.., Petro leum products do.., Rubber and plastics products .......do... Foods and beverages do... Tobacco products do...

    MINING do... Coa I do.., Crude oil and natural gas,... , .do... Meta I mining .do...

    UTILITIES do... E lectric do...

    jr/ Revised, JD/ Preliminary. 29520

    140.9

    142.4 145.5 141.4 147.4 155.4

    144.6 145.5 129.9 I 14.2 155.6

    138.5 132.2 144.3 105.0 140.0 128.3

    169.2 121.5 167.7 122.5 120.9

    113.0 107.9 112.0 125.8

    M59.2 164.0

    141.6

    143.1 146.4 140.2 146.0 156.9

    147.3 147.0 130.3 117.I 156.5

    138.8 131.6 145.3 I 10.9 140.9 129.3

    169.3 122.9 168.2 121.9 116.5

    114.0 113.0 I I 1.9 121.6

    r159.7 164.3

    M 5 I . 9

    r l 5 4 . I M59.7 r133.6 r160.7

    176.7

    163.2 r169.4 r141 .4

    126.5 166.8

    r147.0 r140.7 r148.3

    110. I r148.5

    138.2

    r184.3 125.5 183.3

    r127.0 r126.7

    I 17.7 I I 1.2 115.0 130.8

    M68.9 M74.7

    r153.3

    r l55 . r 161. r l 4 | , r l60 ,

    176,

    M65.8 r 171.9

    r 143.2 r126.6 r168.8

    r148.0 r140.7

    149. I 110.5

    M53.2 r139.0

    M85.8 r126.I

    182.0 r127.7

    126.8

    r120.0 117.7

    r I i 6 . 4 r134.5 r l68 .8

    174.2

    r153.6

    M56.3 r162.8 r143.0 r160.9

    178.1

    r166.2 r174.8 r143.0

    129.4 169.6

    r148.2 141.6

    150.0 r138.4

    187.1 127.4

    '"\2l'.5

    M I 5 . 0 85.3

    r i io .7 134.2 170.0

    154.8

    157.1 163.7

    148 162 180

    164 177 142

    148.9

    139

    120.4 117

    170.5

    Digitized for FRASER http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/ Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

  • MONTHLY BUSINESS STATISTICS Continued 3

    ITEM

    GENERAL BUSINESS INDICATORSCon.

    INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION (F.R. INDEX OF QUANTITY OUTPUT)Con. SEASONALLY ADJUSTED INDEXCon.

    BY MARKET GROUPINGS: Final products, total. .1957-59=100.. Consumer goods... ..do....

    Automotive and home goods....................do.... AutomotIve products........................ do....

    Autos. .do..., Auto parts and a 11ied products...........do....

    Apparel and staples ...do....

    EquIpment, i n'cIud i ng defense,.,,,,,,,.,..,,,,.do.... Bus i ness equ i pment. .........'..,;.'............ .do.,..

    Mater I a Is........................................do.... Durable goods materials........................do.... Nondurab I e mater i a Is.. do....

    MANUFACTURERS'SHIPMENTS: J./ Value (not seasonally adjusted): Durable goods industries, total..................bii. $..

    Pr i mary meta Is do.... Transportation equipment... ..do....

    Value (seasonally adjusted): Durable goods industries, total....................do....

    Pr i mary meta Is do.... Transportati on equ i pment do....

    MANUFACTURERS! ORDERS: / New orders, net (not seasonally adjusted):

    Durable goods industries, total...,. do.... New orders, net (seasonally adjusted): Durable goods industries, total....................do....

    PrImary metaIs...................................do.... Transportation equipment...... do....

    Unfilled orders, end of month (unadjusted): Durable goods industries, total... do....

    Unfilled orders, end of month (seas, adj.): Durable goods industries, total. do..-..

    Pr i mary meta Is.. do.... Transportation equipment. do....

    COMMODITY PRICES

    WHOLESALE PRICE INDEX: ALL COMMODITIES ..1957-59=100..

    By stage of processing: Crude materials for further processing .do.... Intermediate materials, supplies, and components.do.... F i n i shed goods do....

    By durab iIi ty of product: Durab le goods.... ..........do.... Nondurable goods.................................do....

    Farm products......................................do.... Foods, processed .do.... Commodities other than farm prod, and foods........do....

    Chemicals and allied products.. ...do.... Fuel and related products, and power.............do.... Furniture, other household durables...............do.... Hides, skins, and leather products...............do.... Lumber and wood products do.... Machinery and motive products....................do.... MetaIs and metaI products........................do.... NonmetalIic mineral products ................do.... Pulp, paper, and allied products.................do.... Rubber and products .do.... Textile products and apparel. ...do.... Tobacco products and bottled beverages do....

    PURCHASING POWER OF THE DOLLAR AS MEASURED B Y Wholesale prices do....

    CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE

    NEW HOUSING UNITS STARTED: Unadjusted: Total, incl. farm (public and private) thous..

    Privately owned do.... Total nonfarm (pub Iic and private)....,.... do....

    Pr i vate 1 y owned , .,. do.... Seasonally adjusted at annual rates: Total, incl. farm (private on Iy) do.... Total nonfarm (private only) do....

    NEW PRIVATE HOUSING UNITS AUTHORIZED BY BUILDING PERMITS (12,000 permit-issuing places):

    Seasonal Iy adjusted at annual rates: TotaI. ..thous,.

    One-fami ly structures , do....

    1965

    Apr.

    139.4 138.5 158.2 166.9 183.5 145,1 132,3

    141.2 150.9 142.6 142.9 142.4

    22. 4, 5.

    20. 3, 5,

    22.4

    22. 3, 6.

    56.7

    56.4 6.7

    22.7

    101.7

    96.9 101.8 102.8

    103, 100. 97.

    102. 102, 97, 97.

    4 4 6 3 I 6 6

    98.0 106.3 100.5 103.7 105.2 101.9 99.8 92.3

    101.5 107.8

    $0,983,

    154.9 152.2 152.8 150.1

    i,552 1,532

    i, i87 677

    May

    140.2 138.6 158.5 168.1 184.9 146.0 132.2

    143.7 153.5 142.6 143.4 141.8

    21.2 3.6 5.8

    20.5 3.4 5.5

    21.2

    21.0 3 .3 5.9

    56.7

    56.9 6.6

    23.0

    102.1

    98.3 101.9 103.2

    103.6 100.8 98.4

    103.3 102.3 97.6 98.4 98.0

    107.4 100.4 103.7 105.7 101.9 100.0 92.9

    101.6 108.1

    $0,979

    162.1 157.5 159.8 155.2

    1,516 1,501

    1,240 722

    1966

    Feb.

    r151 .4 r l 4 5 . 5

    166.8 167.6 177.8 154.3

    r138.7

    r164. I 173,2

    r152.0 M52.0 r152.0

    22 .9 3.8 6.5

    22 .4 3 .6 6.0

    24 .6

    23.7 4 . 0 6.6

    65.5

    65.1 6.1

    27.1

    105.4

    107.5 103.8 106.3

    104.9 105.5 107.4 III.8 103.8 97.6 100.3 98.4 117.8 103.7 104.7

    5 I 3 I 0 0

    107, 102, 101, 94, 102, 108,

    $0,949

    81.0 78.2 79.5 76.7

    1,374 1,349

    1, 191 659

    Mar.

    rl52.6 rl46.3 rl67.6 r 171.6

    183.8 M55.5

    139.5

    r166.2 M75.4 r154. I r l 55 .5 r !52.6

    24. 4. 6.

    23, 3. 6.

    26.1

    24 4 6.

    67

    66 6.

    27.

    9 1 9

    6

    8 4 7

    105.4

    106.9 103.9 106.4

    105.3 105.3 106.8 111.5 104.0 97.6 99.9 98.4 118 105 105 108 102 101 94 102 109

    $0,949

    r130.9 r126.3 r128.7 r124. I

    r!,569 r1,538

    1,293 760

    Apr.

    153 rl46 168.

    rl69

    1 5 1 0

    r180.6 153.8

    rl67. r!76 rl54. 156.

    rl5l.

    23. 4. 6.

    22. 3.

    3 2 2 6 8

    9 1 5

    7 8

    6.0

    25.2

    24, 3. 6.

    68.9

    68, 6,

    28.3

    105.5

    106.4 104.3 106.3

    105.7 105.1 106.4

    rl10.6 104.3 r97.6 100.0 r98.6

    r120,8 4 2 2 3 3

    108, 105,

    rl08, r!02, 102, 95.4 102.2 109.4

    $0,948

    r148.8 r146.7 M46.6 r 144.5

    r1,499 r 1,478

    1, 169 r64l

    r,/ Revised, JD/ Preliminary. 29520

    J/ Data for May 1966 are advance estimates. Digitized for FRASER http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/ Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

  • 4 MONTHLY BUSINESS STATISTICS Continued

    ITEM

    FINANCE

    LIFE INSURANCE (Institute of Life Insurance)' ASSETS, TOTAL, ALL U sS e COMPANIES..............

    Bonds (book value), total.................... Stocks (book value), tota1.......0....00.....

    Nonfarm....................................

    PoI icy loans and premium notes....,.....,.... Cash.e..sa.....e....asas..................... Other assets.--.

    SECURITIES ISSUED? Securities and Exchange Commission?

    Estimated gross proceeds, tota 1.. ... ...,, ..ss By type of security?

    Bonds and notes,'tota1................... Corporate...... .........................

    Common stock......,.....,.... Preferred stock..........................

    By type of issuer* Corporate, tota1.........................

    Manufactur ing.......................... Extractive (mining)............0..... Pub lie uti1ity......................... Ra i1road............................... Communication.......................... Financial and real estate..............

    Noncorporate, tota 1...................... U.S. Government........................ State and municipal....................

    New corporate security issues: Estimated net proceeds, tota 1 j . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Proposed uses of proceeds: New money, tota1..........a............

    Working capita 1...................... Retirement of securities................ Other purposes.........................

    SECURITY MARKETS Stocks (Stand. & Poor's'Corporation):

    Dividend yields, pref. stocks (14 high-grade) Pr i ces:

    Industrial, public utility, and railroad: Combined index (500 stocks)...,.

    Industrial, total (425 stocks)

    Railroad (25 stocks) Banks:

    N. Y. City (II stocks) Outside N. Y. City (16 stocks)

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    S 9 e e e.do e s e. ......do....

    1965

    Apr.

    152.27 68.85 6.62

    56.69 52.21 4.57 7.31 1.20 7.02

    3,050

    2,887 1,070 127 35

    1,233 562" 75

    212 21 18

    251 1,817 390 971

    1,214

    939 680 260 61

    213

    4.28

    87.97 93.08 84.85 83.78 77.24 46.63

    40.00 71.81 69.49

    May

    152.92 69. 12 6.67

    57.00 52.48 4.58 7.36 1.19 7.00

    3, 160

    2,712 1,324 384 65

    1,773 735 20 275 24 145 373

    1,387 356

    1,020

    1,746

    1,560 993 566 55 132

    4.30

    89.28 94.69 86.35 85.21 77.50 45.53

    38.91 71.23 67.67

    1966

    Feb.

    160.23 70.66 7.29

    60.88 55.99 4.70 7.77 1.30 7.63

    r3,008

    r2,878 rl,143

    r55 75

    r1,273 r54l r34

    r249 42

    rl63 rl 16

    r1,735 345

    r845

    r1,259

    r1,068 r8l7 r25l r22

    rl69

    4.63

    92.69 99.11 93.69 83.48. 71.87 54.78

    36.10 70.51 66.98

    Mar.

    160.80 70.98 7.27

    61.29 56.32 4.72 7.85 1.02 7.67

    4,250

    3,833 2,065 396 21

    2,482 1,001

    28 344 40 304 296

    1,768 457 848

    2,452

    2,039 1,482 557 7

    407

    4.83

    88.88 95.04 90.28 78.96 69.21 51,52

    34. 11 65.19 63.28

    Apr.

    161.48 71.15 7. 17 61.71 56.65 . 4.73

    j 7.96 .90

    .7.74

    3,667

    | 3,458 1,383 181 28

    1,592 673 14

    368 35 77 173

    2,075 426

    1, 181

    1,570

    1,421 1,077 344 16

    133

    4.78

    91.60 98.17 93.54 79.28 70.06 52.33

    33.67 64.17 65.27

    May...

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