T7.7 PURCHASING PRICE INDEX OF MAJOR RAW MATERIALS (same period of last year = 100)
------------------------------------------------------------------------- Item | Mar., | Apr., | May, | 1997 | 1997 | 1997 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total Raw Materials | 100.18 | 101.93 | 102.08 Fuels and Power | 109.78 | 111.25 | 109.90 Ferrous Metal Materials | 96.80 | 99.43 | 97.99 Rolled Steel | 95.63 | 99.16 | 97.94 Other | 99.75 | 99.86 | 98.08 Non-Ferrous Metal Materials | | | and Electric Wire | 91.50 | 92.99 | 96.09 Chemical Materials | 93.28 | 95.13 | 95.55 Timber and Paper Pulp | 92.61 | 98.43 | 97.85 Building Materials & Non-Ferrous | | | Metal Minerals | | 100.25 | 97.01 Other Industrial Raw Materials | | | and Semi-Finished Products | | 100.48 | 98.56 Farm and Sideline Products | 98.86 | 101.88 | 102.42 Textile Materials | 88.98 | 91.22 | 97.06 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disk name:May707.wks