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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

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

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jun
Index
May
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
6.8
11.8
-5.0
Increasing
44
29.0
48.7
22.2
Employment
4.0
6.8
-2.8
Increasing
40
16.4
71.2
12.4
Part-time employment
2.1
4.0
-1.9
Increasing
5
9.0
84.1
6.9
-0.6
4.5
-5.1
Decreasing
1
7.2
85.0
7.8
Wages and benefits
15.7
14.1
+1.6
Increasing
49
18.8
78.1
3.1
Input prices
21.8
23.4
-1.6
Increasing
50
24.1
73.6
2.3
Selling prices
5.5
3.8
+1.7
Increasing
31
14.0
77.5
8.5
Capital expenditures
7.5
9.1
-1.6
Increasing
46
15.3
77.0
7.8
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jun
Index
May
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
3.4
2.2
+1.2
Improving
21
15.9
71.6
12.5
General business activity
12.2
3.8
+8.4
Improving
20
21.0
70.2
8.8
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jun
Index
May
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
37.9
33.5
+4.4
Increasing
52
50.2
37.5
12.3
Employment
17.6
16.7
+0.9
Increasing
49
29.7
58.2
12.1
Part-time employment
7.1
5.7
+1.4
Increasing
12
14.3
78.5
7.2
5.7
2.6
+3.1
Increasing
46
11.3
83.1
5.6
Wages and benefits
37.1
33.5
+3.6
Increasing
78
40.1
56.9
3.0
Input prices
44.1
49.4
-5.3
Increasing
78
46.4
51.3
2.3
Selling prices
25.4
20.8
+4.6
Increasing
50
32.2
61.0
6.8
Capital expenditures
13.6
14.9
-1.3
Increasing
51
25.6
62.3
12.0
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jun
Index
May
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
22.9
13.4
+9.5
Improving
22
31.2
60.5
8.3
General business activity
20.0
16.9
+3.1
Improving
21
27.7
64.6
7.7

*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.

June 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 Jun
Index
May
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
-4.1
11.6
-15.7
Decreasing
1
25.3
45.2
29.4
Employment
4.0
4.7
-0.7
Increasing
23
15.3
73.4
11.3
Part-time employment
-1.8
0.0
-1.8
Decreasing
1
7.1
83.9
8.9
Hours worked
-9.2
-2.7
-6.5
Decreasing
3
2.8
85.2
12.0
Wages and benefits
17.2
6.8
+10.4
Increasing
28
20.1
77.0
2.9
Input prices
13.3
16.1
-2.8
Increasing
48
18.9
75.5
5.6
Selling prices
8.2
9.7
-1.5
Increasing
11
17.4
73.5
9.2
Capital expenditures
-1.7
5.8
-7.5
Decreasing
1
13.8
70.7
15.5
Inventories
2.5
0.8
+1.7
Increasing
13
21.8
58.9
19.3
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
2.5
5.8
-3.3
Increasing
25
26.5
49.4
24.0
Internet sales
2.5
3.6
-1.1
Increasing
2
17.1
68.3
14.6
Catalog sales
-13.2
-6.0
-7.2
Decreasing
3
7.9
71.1
21.1
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jun
Index
May
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
4.3
6.2
-1.9
Improving
2
18.1
68.1
13.8
General business activity
4.8
1.3
+3.5
Improving
2
19.5
65.8
14.7
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jun
Index
May
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
35.9
25.2
+10.7
Increasing
52
48.4
39.1
12.5
Employment
16.8
10.6
+6.2
Increasing
42
27.1
62.6
10.3
Part-time employment
-2.7
0.5
-3.2
Decreasing
1
9.7
77.9
12.4
Hours worked
9.6
-1.0
+10.6
Increasing
1
15.4
78.8
5.8
Wages and benefits
29.8
24.0
+5.8
Increasing
54
33.1
63.6
3.3
Input prices
41.1
31.9
+9.2
Increasing
50
42.9
55.4
1.8
Selling prices
30.4
30.3
+0.1
Increasing
50
37.5
55.4
7.1
Capital expenditures
1.8
9.1
-7.3
Increasing
27
17.9
66.1
16.1
Inventories
23.0
11.1
+11.9
Increasing
43
35.4
52.2
12.4
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
32.3
28.4
+3.9
Increasing
51
39.7
52.9
7.4
Internet sales
22.5
18.0
+4.5
Increasing
51
27.5
67.5
5.0
Catalog sales
11.5
5.5
+6.0
Increasing
13
18.1
75.3
6.6
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jun
Index
May
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
16.5
19.7
-3.2
Improving
50
23.4
69.7
6.9
General business activity
18.3
22.1
-3.8
Improving
21
26.0
66.3
7.7

*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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