SPOT COMMODITIES

SPOT COMMODITIES

April 2, 1998

Included are list prices of suppliers. Quotations do not necessarily represent prices at which transactions have actually occurred. *Prices underlying Industrial Price Index

FOODS

BEEF Midwest dressed steers,

3,500-700 lbs, $ cwt. 88.59

BUTTER Chicago, AA, $ per lb. 134.50

COCOA NY, Ivory Coast $ per metric ton 1,833

COCONUT OIL, Crude, Pacific c per lb. 27.75

COFFEE NY, Brazil, Santos 4s c per lb. 143.75

NY, Colombian c per lb. 162.50

COTTONSEED OIL, Miss. Valley c per lb. 32.25

EGGS fcy. lg. white, $ per doz. .75-.80

HAMS skinned, $ cwt. 49.50

LARD Chicago prime west. c per lb. 19.50

PEANUT OIL, Southeast, Crude c per lb. 52.00

SOYOIL Crude, Decatur, IL- c per lb. 27.44

SUGAR, LONDON bulk, converted 10.50

SUGAR, WORLD supplied by NY Coffee, Sugar,

Cocoa Exchange 10.93

GRAINS

BARLEY, FEED Duluth 2 feed $ per bushel 1.45

CORN Chicago No. 3 yellow $ per bushel 2.53 1/2

OATS Chicago No. 2 white $ per bushel 2.64 1/2

SOYBEANS Chicago No. 1 yellow $ per bu. 6.46 1/4

WHEAT Chicago No. 2 soft red $ per bu. 3.04 1/2

WHEAT KC, No.2 hard $ per bushel 3.22-3.32 3/4

TEXTILES

*BURLAP NY 10 oz., 40 in. $ per yd. 31.00

*COTTON 1 1/16 in., slm, av. 7 mkts per lb. 65.15

*POLYESTER FIBER NY blend staple branded 61.50

*PRINT CLOTH NY DNR 48 in. 78x76 yds per lb. 91.02

METALS

*ALUMINUM LME spot, $ per ton 1380.50

COPPER NY electrolytic wire bars, c per lb. 88.15

*COPPER, SCRAP NY No.2, c per lb. 66.00

*LEAD pig, common corroding c per lb. 45.62

*SCRAP STEEL No.1 heavy melting, $ per ton

Pitts. 124.00-125.00 Chi. 133.00-134.00

Phila. 113.00-115.00

SILVER Handy & Harman per troy ounce 7.297

*TIN Grade A, NY Merchants $ per lb. 2.66

*ZINC spec high grade c per lb. 53.39

INDUSTRIALS

*BENZENE c per gallon 79.00

*CRUDE OIL $ per barrel 15.61

*HARDWOOD LUMBER red oak flooring

select $ Per Thou. Bd. Ft. 1,945.00

*HIDES Chicago, raw heavy native steers per lb. 82.50

*PLYWOOD Chicago CDX 1/2 in. 4/5 ply

west. sheath $ Per Thou. Bd. Ft. 281.00

*RUBBER NY crude, No. 1RSS c per lb. 41.50

*TALLOW Chicago inedible prime c per lb. 14.75