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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

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  • Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey
  • Texas Retail Outlook Survey
January 2013
 

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
8.4
14.9
-6.5
Increasing
39
30.2
48.0
21.8
Employment
6.4
9.5
-3.1
Increasing
35
15.5
75.4
9.1
Part-time employment
-0.7
4.5
-5.2
Decreasing
1
7.7
83.9
8.4
-0.2
4.5
-4.7
Decreasing
1
9.1
81.7
9.3
Wages and benefits
12.1
14.5
-2.4
Increasing
44
16.6
78.9
4.5
Input prices
27.1
30.9
-3.8
Increasing
45
30.9
65.3
3.8
Selling prices
11.7
11.1
+0.6
Increasing
26
20.4
70.9
8.7
Capital expenditures
13.8
8.6
+5.2
Increasing
41
24.1
65.6
10.3
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
7.5
9.3
-1.8
Improving
16
19.6
68.3
12.1
General business activity
5.8
9.7
-3.9
Improving
15
20.1
65.6
14.3
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
44.2
38.8
+5.4
Increasing
47
55.3
33.5
11.1
Employment
27.0
24.3
+2.7
Increasing
44
36.1
54.8
9.1
Part-time employment
9.4
8.7
+0.7
Increasing
7
16.4
76.6
7.0
6.4
6.8
-0.4
Increasing
41
13.4
79.6
7.0
Wages and benefits
42.4
35.9
+6.5
Increasing
73
45.0
52.4
2.6
Input prices
48.8
53.1
-4.3
Increasing
73
51.6
45.5
2.8
Selling prices
29.8
32.5
-2.7
Increasing
45
37.4
55.1
7.6
Capital expenditures
19.8
22.8
-3.0
Increasing
46
30.2
59.5
10.4
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
15.0
14.3
+0.7
Improving
17
28.4
58.2
13.4
General business activity
14.4
11.6
+2.8
Improving
16
28.6
57.2
14.2

*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.

January 2013
 

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 Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
14.8
6.9
+7.9
Increasing
6
35.6
43.7
20.8
Employment
2.7
5.8
-3.1
Increasing
18
11.6
79.5
8.9
Part-time employment
-3.0
0.0
-3.0
Decreasing
1
7.6
81.8
10.6
Hours worked
4.8
4.4
+0.4
Increasing
2
12.7
79.4
7.9
Wages and benefits
15.5
14.2
+1.3
Increasing
23
19.9
75.7
4.4
Input prices
24.7
33.3
-8.6
Increasing
43
29.1
66.4
4.4
Selling prices
9.0
19.9
-10.9
Increasing
6
22.0
65.0
13.0
Capital expenditures
4.4
4.8
-0.4
Increasing
2
14.5
75.4
10.1
Inventories
21.6
17.0
+4.6
Increasing
8
34.1
53.4
12.5
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
20.1
16.2
+3.9
Increasing
20
35.2
49.7
15.1
Internet sales
2.0
14.6
-12.6
Increasing
6
14.0
74.0
12.0
Catalog sales
0.0
10.0
-10.0
No Change
1
6.5
87.0
6.5
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
11.5
5.4
+6.1
Improving
6
21.0
69.5
9.5
General business activity
5.3
5.0
+0.3
Improving
2
17.8
69.7
12.5
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
42.6
46.2
-3.6
Increasing
47
50.9
40.8
8.3
Employment
21.1
25.9
-4.8
Increasing
37
29.1
62.8
8.0
Part-time employment
12.5
8.6
+3.9
Increasing
2
17.3
77.9
4.8
Hours worked
7.9
11.7
-3.8
Increasing
10
16.7
74.5
8.8
Wages and benefits
32.2
37.9
-5.7
Increasing
49
34.3
63.6
2.1
Input prices
44.1
51.7
-7.6
Increasing
45
48.5
47.1
4.4
Selling prices
44.2
48.4
-4.2
Increasing
45
47.1
50.0
2.9
Capital expenditures
26.9
23.0
+3.9
Increasing
22
38.8
49.3
11.9
Inventories
14.9
12.4
+2.5
Increasing
38
30.5
53.9
15.6
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
42.9
50.0
-7.1
Increasing
46
44.5
53.9
1.6
Internet sales
30.0
14.9
+15.1
Increasing
46
30.0
70.0
0.0
Catalog sales
6.6
12.2
-5.6
Increasing
8
11.3
84.0
4.7
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
11.6
29.0
-17.4
Improving
45
23.7
64.3
12.1
General business activity
13.7
25.9
-12.2
Improving
16
24.6
64.5
10.9

*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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