JOURNAL OF COMMERCE INDUSTRIAL PRICE INDEX

JOURNAL OF COMMERCE INDUSTRIAL PRICE INDEX

(1)SPOT PRICE INFLATION RATE, SMOOTHED, ANNUALIZED, Feb. 21, 1997 - Feb. 11, 1998 (a graph)



* Annual Smoothed percent -16.12

Latest Weekly Figure: February 6

(2)DAILY INDEX

1 Mo. ago 96.1

3 Mo. ago 105.0

Year ago 108.2

1/29 96.8

1/30 96.5

2/2 96.4

2/3 96.4 2/4 95.9

2/5 95.8 2/6 96.0

2/9 96.1

2/10 95.7

2/11 95.8

(3) TEXTILES

* Annual Smoothed percent - 9.15

1 Mo. ago 94.6

3 Mo. ago 98.5

Year ago 97.8

2/2 91.7

2/3 91.9 2/4 91.9

2/5 92.0

2/6 92.1

2/9 92.0

2/10 92.2

2/11 92.5

(4) METALS

* Annual Smoothed percent -19.84

1 Mo. ago 87.2

3 Mo. ago 94.6

Year ago 98.6

2/2 88.9

2/3 88.7 2/4 87.2 2/5 87.1 2/6 87.6

2/9 87.5

2/10 86.6

2/11 86.8

(5) CRUDE OIL & BENZENE

* Annual Smoothed percent -20.47

1 Mo. ago 79.3

3 Mo. ago 86.6

Year ago 91.6

2/2 78.5

2/3 77.5 2/4 77.0 2/5 77.3 2/6 77.8

2/9 77.4

2/10 76.3

2/11 75.9

(6) MISCELLANEOUS

* Annual smoothed percent -15.81

1 Mo. ago 115.7

3 Mo. ago 132.0

Year ago 137.3

2/2 119.0

2/3 119.6 2/4 119.8 2/5 118.9 2/6 118.7

2/9 119.6

2/10 119.8

2/11 119.6

Commodity Base 1990 = 100

AT 52-WEEK HIGH: Red oak.

AT 52-WEEK LOW: Benzene.

ADVANCES: Cotton, tallow, aluminum, burlap, tin.

DECLINES: Hides, lead, zinc, crude oil, plywood.

1996 High: 111.7 1996 Low: 104.8

1997 High: 109.2 1997 Low: 98.1 1998 High: 98.1 1998 Low: 95.6

A smoothed percent change is an annual rate indicating the pace of the group's inflation.

Commodity prices are in Spot Commodities table on page 8A.