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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

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  • Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey
  • Texas Retail Outlook Survey
October 2012
 

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Oct
Index
Sep
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
13.5
15.0
-1.5
Increasing
36
33.5
46.6
20.0
Employment
7.5
9.8
-2.3
Increasing
32
18.7
70.0
11.2
Part-time employment
4.4
2.2
+2.2
Increasing
14
11.3
81.8
6.9
4.3
2.6
+1.7
Increasing
20
10.7
82.9
6.4
Wages and benefits
14.5
13.6
+0.9
Increasing
39
17.8
78.9
3.3
Input prices
31.7
27.9
+3.8
Increasing
42
33.7
64.3
2.0
Selling prices
8.3
8.3
0.0
Increasing
22
18.1
72.1
9.8
Capital expenditures
13.4
14.5
-1.1
Increasing
38
22.2
68.9
8.8
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Oct
Index
Sep
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
7.2
9.1
-1.9
Improving
14
19.9
67.4
12.7
General business activity
9.3
10.1
-0.8
Improving
12
23.8
61.7
14.5
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Oct
Index
Sep
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
36.7
36.4
+0.3
Increasing
44
48.8
39.0
12.1
Employment
21.9
25.8
-3.9
Increasing
43
35.9
50.1
14.0
Part-time employment
10.3
6.4
+3.9
Increasing
4
18.4
73.5
8.1
8.0
7.1
+0.9
Increasing
38
14.1
79.8
6.1
Wages and benefits
40.4
39.4
+1.0
Increasing
70
43.7
53.0
3.3
Input prices
54.3
48.3
+6.0
Increasing
70
57.8
38.7
3.5
Selling prices
26.9
29.1
-2.2
Increasing
39
36.3
54.3
9.4
Capital expenditures
23.5
27.8
-4.3
Increasing
43
33.2
57.1
9.7
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Oct
Index
Sep
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
13.0
17.7
-4.7
Improving
14
26.9
59.2
13.9
General business activity
13.2
14.3
-1.1
Improving
13
26.7
59.8
13.5

*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.

October 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 Oct
Index
Sep
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
11.3
22.3
-11.0
Increasing
3
35.4
40.4
24.1
Employment
3.5
11.9
-8.4
Increasing
15
12.8
77.9
9.3
Part-time employment
-2.9
-1.6
-1.3
Decreasing
2
7.5
82.1
10.4
Hours worked
4.4
7.5
-3.1
Increasing
4
14.7
75.0
10.3
Wages and benefits
5.7
7.1
-1.4
Increasing
26
13.1
79.5
7.4
Input prices
16.8
13.6
+3.2
Increasing
27
24.5
67.8
7.7
Selling prices
6.2
20.9
-14.7
Increasing
3
18.2
69.8
12.0
Capital expenditures
12.8
13.7
-0.9
Increasing
19
21.4
70.0
8.6
Inventories
18.6
22.9
-4.3
Increasing
16
31.2
56.2
12.6
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
13.8
29.6
-15.8
Increasing
17
33.0
47.9
19.2
Internet sales
8.0
10.4
-2.4
Increasing
3
18.0
72.0
10.0
Catalog sales
-2.3
4.8
-7.1
Decreasing
1
9.1
79.5
11.4
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Oct
Index
Sep
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
8.5
15.7
-7.2
Improving
3
21.2
66.1
12.7
General business activity
13.2
21.7
-8.5
Improving
3
29.2
54.8
16.0
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Oct
Index
Sep
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
45.3
51.7
-6.4
Increasing
44
52.5
40.3
7.2
Employment
21.6
30.6
-9.0
Increasing
34
30.8
60.0
9.2
Part-time employment
2.8
6.1
-3.3
Increasing
13
11.5
79.8
8.7
Hours worked
5.8
6.7
-0.9
Increasing
37
13.6
78.6
7.8
Wages and benefits
33.2
28.7
+4.5
Increasing
46
38.3
56.6
5.1
Input prices
40.0
41.0
-1.0
Increasing
42
46.2
47.7
6.2
Selling prices
32.3
46.8
-14.5
Increasing
42
40.0
52.3
7.7
Capital expenditures
8.1
19.7
-11.6
Increasing
19
21.0
66.1
12.9
Inventories
19.4
21.2
-1.8
Increasing
35
31.4
56.6
12.0
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
39.5
47.0
-7.5
Increasing
43
50.5
38.5
11.0
Internet sales
21.8
22.2
-0.4
Increasing
43
26.1
69.6
4.3
Catalog sales
20.0
0.0
+20.0
Increasing
1
22.5
75.0
2.5
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Oct
Index
Sep
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
24.3
29.9
-5.6
Improving
42
34.0
56.3
9.7
General business activity
22.0
23.4
-1.4
Improving
13
33.6
54.8
11.6

*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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