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This Month's Indicator
Index     Oct-12 Jul-12 Oct-11
Natural Gas
(US$/Thousand Cubic Meters)
  $133.34 $106.73 $128.30

Monthly Indicators
Index     Oct-12 Sep-12 Aug-12 Jul-12 Jun-12 May-12 Apr-12 Mar-12 Feb-12 Jan-12 Dec-11 Nov-11 Oct-11
New Residential Sales link to sourcechart 389,000 368,000 373,000 360,000 369,000 358,000 352,000 366,000 339,000 339,000 327,000 314,000
Construction Spending
Annual Rate
link to sourcechart 851.563 $846.17 $846.65 $845.07 $838.78 $825.13 $817.84 $820.68 $824.69 $820.61 $804.05 $795.73
Consumer Confidence Index link to sourcechart83.1 78.3 74.3 72.3 73.2 79.3 76.4 76.2 75.3 75.0 69.9 63.7 60.8
Unemployment link to sourcechart7.90% 7.80% 8.10% 8.30% 8.20% 8.20% 8.10% 8.20% 8.30% 8.30% 8.50% 8.70% 8.90%
Trade Deficit link to sourcechart $41.50 $43.80 $42.47 $41.90 $47.60 $49.83 $51.65 $44.51 $52.21 $51.75 $48.84 $45.70
Natural Gas Prices (National Avg.) link to sourcechart $2.86 $2.59 $2.54 $1.94 $1.89 $2.25 $2.46 $2.89 $3.14 $3.35 $3.62
Dow Jones Industrial Average link to sourcechart13437 13096 13090 13008 12880 12393 13213 13212 12952 12632 12217 12045 11955
U.S. Regular Retail Gasoline link to sourcechart$3.75 $3.85 $3.72 $3.44 $3.54 $3.73 $3.90 $3.85 $3.58 $3.38 $3.27 $3.38 $3.45
Retail Advance Monthly Sales link to sourcechart$411.59 $412.87 $407.70 $403.59 $400.64 $403.64 $404.11 $406.20 $404.69 $400.55 $398.01 $397.87 $396.41
Shipments - Manufactured Durable Goods link to sourcechart 224.211 $222.40 $229.05 $225.16 $225.10 $222.50 $208.80 $206.70 $207.80 $207.26 $202.97 $203.61
Disposable Personal Income link to sourcechart $10,271.90 $10,236.80 $10,222.20 $10,205.00 $10,203.30 $10,201.10 $10,176.90 $10,200.10
Unleaded Gasoline, Rack Prices, Omaha link to sourcechart$2.93 $3.31 $3.11 $2.87 $2.84 $2.95 $3.16 $3.27 $2.98 $2.69 $2.60 $2.69 $2.83
Ethanol, Rack Prices, Omaha link to sourcechart$2.48 $2.52 $2.72 $2.55 $2.13 $2.22 $2.27 $2.29 $2.20 $2.21 $2.49 $2.88 $2.72
Residential Construction link to sourcechart 285.855 $278.04 $274.72 $271.30 $262.64 $254.15 $249.45 $252.64 $249.57 $249.39 $248.18 $243.66
Non-residential Construction link to sourcechart $294.61 $294.77 $297.70 $295.10 $299.51 $298.18 $295.35 $291.91 $297.89 $285.17 $272.23 $269.14
Public Construction link to sourcechart $271.10 $273.35 $274.22 $278.68 $276.63 $272.81 $273.05 $276.13 $277.23 $286.22 $286.93 $280.45
Building Permit Authorizations link to sourcechart866 890 801 811 760 784 723 769 707 684 701 709 667
Crude Oil Spot, WTI, Cushing link to sourcechart$89.51 $94.51 $94.13 $87.90 $82.30 $94.65 $103.32 $106.16 $102.20 $100.27 $98.56 $97.16 $86.32

Quarterly Indicators
Index     Q3 2012 Q2 2012 Q1 2012 Q4 2011 Q3 2011 Q2 2011 Q1 2011 Q4 2010 Q3 2010 Q2 2010 Q1 2010 Q4 2009 Q3 2009
Gross Domestic Product link to sourcechart$15,775.70 $15,585.60 $15,478.30 $15,321.00 $15,163.20 $15,012.80 $14,867.80 $14,755.00 $14,605.50 $14,467.80 $14,277.90 $14,087.40 $13,920.50
Gross Domestic Purchases link to sourcechart$16,312.20 $16,162.50 $16,094.00 $15,915.90 $15,712.70 $15,609.90 $15,439.10 $15,255.20 $15,145.80 $14,999.00 $14,773.70 $14,525.00 $14,327.20
Rental Vacancy Rate for Housing link to sourcechart8.60% 8.60% 8.80% 9.40% 9.80% 9.20% 9.70% 9.40% 10.30% 10.60% 10.60% 10.70% 11.10%
Homeowner Vacancy Rate link to sourcechart1.90% 2.10% 2.20% 2.30% 2.40% 2.50% 2.60% 2.70% 2.50% 2.50% 2.60% 2.70% 2.60%
Homeownership Rate link to sourcechart65.50% 65.50% 65.40% 66.00% 66.30% 65.90% 66.40% 66.50% 66.90% 66.90% 67.10% 67.20% 67.60%

Industry Indicators
Industry     Oct-12 Sep-12 Aug-12 Jul-12 Jun-12 May-12 Apr-12 Mar-12 Feb-12 Jan-12 Dec-11 Nov-11 Oct-11
Platinum - NYMEX ($/t oz) link to source $1,577.00 $1,665.30 $1,537.30 $1,416.90 $1,449.10 $1,417.60 $1,571.90 $1,638.30 $1,692.60 $1,588.10 $1,399.70 $1,560.80 $1,607.60
Copper High Grade - Comex
($/Metric Ton)
link to source $3.53 $3.77 $3.45 $3.42 $3.49 $3.37 $3.84 $3.82 $3.87 $3.79 $3.43 $3.56 $3.63
Steel Plate ($/LB) link to source $0.36 $0.38 $0.39 $0.41 $0.43 $0.45 $0.47 $0.47 $0.47 $0.47 $0.47 $0.47 $0.48
Cold Rolled, Stainless 304 ($/LB) link to source $1.33 $1.30 $1.32 $1.37 $1.45 $1.47 $1.58 $1.60 $1.54 $1.48 $1.46 $1.49 $1.61
Gold - London A.M. Fix ($/t oz) link to source $1,718 $1,781 $1,658 $1,623 $1,570 $1,568 $1,663 $1,661 $1,788 $1,738 $1,575 $1,704 $1,718
Aluminum, LME ($/tonne) link to source $1,882.00 $2,093.50 $1,848.50 $1,862.00 $1,834.00 $1,973.00 $2,057.00 $2,098.00 $2,301.00 $2,257.00 $1,970.00 $1,976.50 $2,186.00