SPOT COMMODITIES

SPOT COMMODITIES

May 12, 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. 97.41

BUTTER Chicago, AA, $ per lb. 1.49

COCOA NY, Ivory Coast $ per metric ton 1,896

COCONUT OIL, Crude, Pacific c per lb. 35.75

COFFEE NY, Brazil, Santos 4s c per lb. 127.00

NY, Colombian c per lb. 144.50

COTTONSEED OIL, Miss. Valley c per lb. 34.50

EGGS fcy. lg. white, $ per doz. .46-.51

HAMS skinned, $ cwt. 44.00

LARD Chicago prime west. c per lb. 18.50

PEANUT OIL, Southeast, Crude c per lb. 48.00

SOYOIL Crude, Decatur, IL- c per lb. 29.78

SUGAR, LONDON bulk, converted 9.59

SUGAR, WORLD supplied by NY Coffee, Sugar,

Cocoa Exchange 10.50

GRAINS

BARLEY, FEED Duluth 2 feed $ per bushel 1.45

CORN Chicago No. 3 yellow $ per bushed 2.45 3/4

OATS Chicago No. 2 white $ per bushel 2.60 1/2

SOYBEANS Chicago No. 1 yellow $ per bu. 6.49 1/2

WHEAT Chicago No. 2 soft red $ per bu. 2.89 5/8

WHEAT KC, No.2 hard $ per bushel 3.11 1/4 -3.23

TEXTILES

*BURLAP NY 10 oz., 40 in. $ per yd. 30.75

*COTTON 1 1/16 in., slm, av. 7 mkts per lb. 64.04

*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 1365.50

*COPPER NY electrolytic wire bars, c per lb. 90.75

*COPPER, SCRAP NY No.2, c per lb. 64.00

*LEAD pig, common corroding c per lb. 46.26

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

Pitts. 126.00-127.00 Chi. 135.00-136.00

Phila. 111.00-113.00

SILVER Handy & Harman per troy ounce 6.412

*TIN Grade A, NY Merchants $ per lb. 2.74

*ZINC spec high grade c per lb. 53.87

INDUSTRIALS

*BENZENE c per gallon 76.00

*CRUDE OIL $ per barrel 1,516

*HARDWOOD LUMBER red oak flooring

select $ Per Thou. Bd. Ft. 1,955.00

*HIDES Chicago, raw heavy native steers per lb. 83.38

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

west. sheath $ Per Thou. Bd. Ft. 282.50

*RUBBER NY crude, No. 1RSS c per lb. 42.00

*TALLOW Chicago inedible prime c per lb. 17.00