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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

Results Table

  • Texas Survice Sector Outlook Survey
  • Texas Retail Outlook Survey
September 2012
 

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
15.0
10.0
+5.0
Increasing
35
32.5
50.0
17.5
Employment
9.8
6.3
+3.5
Increasing
31
18.5
72.8
8.7
Part-time employment
2.2
2.2
0.0
Increasing
13
9.3
83.6
7.1
2.6
0.8
+1.8
Increasing
19
10.5
81.6
7.9
Wages and benefits
13.6
9.4
+4.2
Increasing
38
16.5
80.6
2.9
Input prices
27.9
30.6
-2.7
Increasing
41
30.8
66.3
2.9
Selling prices
8.3
6.0
+2.3
Increasing
21
17.5
73.3
9.2
Capital expenditures
14.5
8.8
+5.7
Increasing
37
19.5
75.5
5.0
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
9.1
4.7
+4.4
Improving
13
20.0
69.1
10.9
General business activity
10.1
8.4
+1.7
Improving
11
23.1
63.9
13.0
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
36.4
33.1
+3.3
Increasing
43
50.0
36.4
13.6
Employment
25.8
21.8
+4.0
Increasing
42
36.9
52.0
11.1
Part-time employment
6.4
4.9
+1.5
Increasing
3
15.0
76.4
8.6
7.1
2.9
+4.2
Increasing
37
14.0
79.1
6.9
Wages and benefits
39.4
35.6
+3.8
Increasing
69
42.0
55.4
2.6
Input prices
48.3
45.7
+2.6
Increasing
69
51.7
44.9
3.4
Selling prices
29.1
21.4
+7.7
Increasing
38
37.4
54.3
8.3
Capital expenditures
27.8
20.3
+7.5
Increasing
42
37.1
53.6
9.3
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
17.7
12.0
+5.7
Improving
13
30.5
56.7
12.8
General business activity
14.3
10.9
+3.4
Improving
12
27.5
59.3
13.2

*Indicator direction refers to this month's index. If index is positive (negative), indicator is increasing (decreasing) or improving (worsening). If zero, indicator is unchanged.
**Number of months moving in current direction.
Data have been seasonally adjusted as necessary.

September 2012
 

Click on links in the table for greater details. Historical data are available from January 2007 to the most current release month.

Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
22.3
17.7
+4.6
Increasing
2
34.8
52.7
12.5
Employment
11.9
8.1
+3.8
Increasing
14
17.0
77.9
5.1
Part-time employment
-1.6
4.7
-6.3
Decreasing
1
9.5
79.4
11.1
Hours worked
7.5
3.4
+4.1
Increasing
3
14.1
79.3
6.6
Wages and benefits
7.1
5.5
+1.6
Increasing
25
9.3
88.5
2.2
Input prices
13.6
30.4
-16.8
Increasing
26
19.2
75.2
5.6
Selling prices
20.9
22.4
-1.5
Increasing
2
24.5
71.9
3.6
Capital expenditures
13.7
13.5
+0.2
Increasing
18
16.7
80.3
3.0
Inventories
22.9
13.6
+9.3
Increasing
15
30.8
61.3
7.9
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
29.6
26.3
+3.3
Increasing
16
38.5
52.6
8.9
Internet sales
10.4
21.8
-11.4
Increasing
2
16.7
77.1
6.3
Catalog sales
4.8
4.9
-0.1
Increasing
4
11.9
81.0
7.1
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
15.7
3.7
+12.0
Improving
2
24.7
66.3
9.0
General business activity
21.7
15.2
+6.5
Improving
2
30.7
60.3
9.0
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
51.7
44.5
+7.2
Increasing
43
59.5
32.7
7.8
Employment
30.6
20.6
+10.0
Increasing
33
38.7
53.2
8.1
Part-time employment
6.1
7.8
-1.7
Increasing
12
17.1
71.9
11.0
Hours worked
6.7
8.9
-2.2
Increasing
36
13.5
79.7
6.8
Wages and benefits
28.7
29.9
-1.2
Increasing
45
32.6
63.5
3.9
Input prices
41.0
28.6
+12.4
Increasing
41
45.9
49.2
4.9
Selling prices
46.8
30.2
+16.6
Increasing
41
48.4
50.0
1.6
Capital expenditures
19.7
15.9
+3.8
Increasing
18
29.5
60.7
9.8
Inventories
21.2
18.0
+3.2
Increasing
34
33.7
53.8
12.5
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
47.0
54.1
-7.1
Increasing
42
54.5
38.0
7.5
Internet sales
22.2
33.4
-11.2
Increasing
42
31.1
60.0
8.9
Catalog sales
0.0
10.2
-10.2
No Change
1
7.9
84.2
7.9
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
29.9
21.1
+8.8
Improving
41
35.5
58.9
5.6
General business activity
23.4
13.7
+9.7
Improving
12
33.6
56.2
10.2

*Indicator direction refers to this month's index. If index is positive (negative), indicator is increasing (decreasing) or improving (worsening). If zero, indicator is unchanged.
**Number of months moving in current direction.
Data have been seasonally adjusted as necessary.

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