JOURNAL OF COMMERCE INDUSTRIAL PRICE INDEX

JOURNAL OF COMMERCE INDUSTRIAL PRICE INDEX

(1)SPOT PRICE INFLATION RATE, SMOOTHED, ANNUALIZED, Sept. 29, '94 - Sept. 27, '95 (a graph)

(2)DAILY INDEX* Annual Smoothed percent -2.33

1 Mo. ago 114.5

3 Mo. ago 115.3

Year ago 109.1

9/13 112.9

9/14 112.6

9/15 112.9

9/18 113.1

9/19 112.9

9/20 112.6

9/21 112.7

9/22 112.7

9/25 112.7

9/26 112.3

9/27 112.0

(3) TEXTILES

* Annual Smoothed percent +7.26

1 Mo. ago 114.3

3 Mo. ago 118.4

Year ago 102.4

9/14 114.3

9/15 114.6

9/18 115.1

9/19 115.0

9/20 114.6

9/21 115.3

9/22 115.6

9/25 115.3

9/26 114.7

9/27 114.8

(4) METALS

* Annual Smoothed percent +2.95

1 Mo. ago 105.9

3 Mo. ago 103.8

Year ago 93.2

9/14 100.8

9/15 101.7

9/18 101.9

9/19 102.0

9/20 102.5

9/21 102.8

9/22 103.3

9/25 103.5

9/26 103.7

9/27 103.5

(5) CRUDE OIL & BENZENE

* Annual Smoothed percent -13.69

1 Mo. ago 79.9

3 Mo. ago 81.3

Year ago 85.5

9/14 79.8

9/15 80.0

9/18 80.1

9/19 79.6

9/20 79.4

9/21 78.0

9/22 77.20

9/25 77.3

9/26 77.5

9/27 77.6

(6) MISCELLANEOUS

* Annual smoothed percent -9.03

1 Mo. ago 143.6

3 Mo. ago 143.7

Year ago 147.0

9/14 142.3

9/15 141.8

9/18 141.9

9/19 141.4

9/20 140.1

9/21 140.7

9/22 140.3

9/25 140.5

9/26 139.2

9/27 137.8

Commodity Base 1990 = 100

AT 52-WEEK HIGH: Burlap, polyester, lead.

AT 52-WEEK LOW: Print cloth.

ADVANCES: Cotton, tin, rubber, crude oil.

DECLINES: Aluminum, hides, plywood.

1994 High: 113.6 1994 Low: 92.9

1995 High: 115.9 1995 Low: 112.0

* A smoothed percent change is an annual rate indicating the pace of the group's inflation. SOURCE: The Center for International Business Cycle Research at Columbia University, telephone: 212-280-2895.

Commodity prices are in Spot Commodities table on page 4B.