JOURNAL OF COMMERCE INDUSTRIAL PRICE INDEX

JOURNAL OF COMMERCE INDUSTRIAL PRICE INDEX

(1)SPOT PRICE INFLATION RATE, SMOOTHED, ANNUALIZED, Nov. 6, '94 - Oct. 5, '95 (a graph)

(2)DAILY INDEX* Annual Smoothed percent -2.96

1 Mo. ago 113.6

3 Mo. ago 113.2

Year ago 109.1

9/21 112.7

9/22 112.7

9/25 112.7

9/26 112.3

9/27 112.0

9/28 111.8

9/29 111.8

10/2 111.7

10/3 111.5

10/4 111.5

10/5 111.7

(3) TEXTILES

* Annual Smoothed percent +7.07

1 Mo. ago 113.8

3 Mo. ago 114.9

Year ago 102.0

9/21 115.3

9/22 115.6

9/25 115.3

9/26 114.7

9/27 114.8

9/29 114.4

10/2 114.5

10/3 114.6

10/4 114.7

10/5 115.0

(4) METALS

* Annual Smoothed percent +1.00

1 Mo. ago 103.4

3 Mo. ago 102.9

Year ago 93.6

9/21 102.8

9/22 103.3

9/25 103.5

9/26 103.7

9/27 103.5

9/29 103.7

10/2 103.3

10/3 102.8

10/4 102.9

10/5 102.8

(5) CRUDE OIL & BENZENE

* Annual Smoothed percent -16.50

1 Mo. ago 80.2

3 Mo. ago 83.3

Year ago 86.4

9/21 78.0

9/22 77.20

9/25 77.3

9/26 77.5

9/27 77.6

9/29 77.7

10/2 77.7

10/3 77.2

10/4 77.0

10/5 76.1

6) MISCELLANEOUS

* Annual smoothed percent -7.79

1 Mo. ago 143.3

3 Mo. ago 138.7

Year ago 146.0

9/21 140.7

9/22 140.3

9/25 140.5

9/26 139.2

9/27 137.8

9/29 137.4

10/2 137.4

10/3 137.4

10/4 137.5

10/5 138.5

Commodity Base 1990 = 100

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

AT 52-WEEK LOW: Print cloth, benzene.

ADVANCES: Cotton, plywood, aluminum.

DECLINES: Tin, crude oil, zinc.

1994 High: 113.6 1994 Low: 92.9

1995 High: 115.9 1995 Low: 111.5

* 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 3B.