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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

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

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
12.7
6.8
+5.9
Increasing
45
29.1
54.5
16.4
Employment
9.7
4.0
+5.7
Increasing
41
18.8
72.1
9.1
Part-time employment
7.5
2.1
+5.4
Increasing
6
12.6
82.3
5.1
-2.7
-0.6
-2.1
Decreasing
2
8.7
79.9
11.4
Wages and benefits
15.0
15.7
-0.7
Increasing
50
18.6
77.8
3.6
Input prices
25.1
21.8
+3.3
Increasing
51
26.9
71.3
1.8
Selling prices
10.3
5.5
+4.8
Increasing
32
17.2
75.9
6.9
Capital expenditures
6.7
7.5
-0.8
Increasing
47
16.1
74.6
9.4
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
10.8
3.4
+7.4
Improving
22
18.3
74.2
7.5
General business activity
15.3
12.2
+3.1
Improving
21
22.9
69.4
7.6
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
42.0
37.9
+4.1
Increasing
53
51.1
39.8
9.1
Employment
26.0
17.6
+8.4
Increasing
50
33.1
59.8
7.1
Part-time employment
11.3
7.1
+4.2
Increasing
13
17.3
76.7
6.0
6.6
5.7
+0.9
Increasing
47
13.9
78.8
7.3
Wages and benefits
35.7
37.1
-1.4
Increasing
79
37.6
60.5
1.9
Input prices
43.7
44.1
-0.4
Increasing
79
47.2
49.2
3.5
Selling prices
23.2
25.4
-2.2
Increasing
51
30.8
61.6
7.6
Capital expenditures
17.5
13.6
+3.9
Increasing
52
27.8
61.9
10.3
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
28.9
22.9
+6.0
Improving
23
35.8
57.3
6.9
General business activity
29.7
20.0
+9.7
Improving
22
34.9
59.9
5.2

*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.

July 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 Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
12.6
-4.1
16.7
Increasing
1
32.7
47.1
20.1
Employment
12.5
4
8.5
Increasing
24
21
70.5
8.5
Part-time employment
1.7
-1.8
3.5
Increasing
1
10.3
81
8.6
Hours worked
-2.2
-9.2
7
Decreasing
4
8.5
80.8
10.7
Wages and benefits
22.6
17.2
5.4
Increasing
29
25.4
71.8
2.8
Input prices
16.3
13.3
3
Increasing
49
23.1
70.1
6.8
Selling prices
21
8.2
12.8
Increasing
12
27.1
66.8
6.1
Capital expenditures
8.2
-1.7
9.9
Increasing
1
19.7
68.9
11.5
Inventories
4
2.5
1.5
Increasing
14
26.1
51.8
22.1
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
22.3
2.5
19.8
Increasing
26
34.7
52.9
12.4
Internet sales
19
2.5
16.5
Increasing
3
21.4
76.2
2.4
Catalog sales
2.5
-13.2
15.7
Increasing
1
5.1
92.3
2.6
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
21.3
4.3
17
Improving
3
26.8
67.7
5.5
General business activity
17.9
4.8
13.1
Improving
3
24.8
68.3
6.9
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
45.3
35.9
9.4
Increasing
53
53.3
38.7
8
Employment
22.1
16.8
5.3
Increasing
43
31.1
59.9
9
Part-time employment
2.1
-2.7
4.8
Increasing
1
13.1
75.9
11
Hours worked
5.2
9.6
-4.4
Increasing
2
15.7
73.8
10.5
Wages and benefits
34.6
29.8
4.8
Increasing
55
35.4
63.7
0.8
Input prices
34.5
41.1
-6.6
Increasing
51
41.4
51.7
6.9
Selling prices
30.5
30.4
0.1
Increasing
51
35.6
59.3
5.1
Capital expenditures
15.8
1.8
14
Increasing
28
28.1
59.6
12.3
Inventories
22.1
23
-0.9
Increasing
44
41
40
18.9
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
39.7
32.3
7.4
Increasing
52
46.2
47.3
6.5
Internet sales
21
22.5
-1.5
Increasing
52
26.3
68.4
5.3
Catalog sales
7.6
11.5
-3.9
Increasing
14
13.2
81.2
5.6
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
36.8
16.5
20.3
Improving
51
45.2
46.5
8.4
General business activity
36.8
18.3
18.5
Improving
22
44.4
48
7.6

*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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