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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

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

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Dec
Index
Nov
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
16.0
11.4
+4.6
Increasing
50
31.9
52.2
15.9
Employment
9.7
3.9
+5.8
Increasing
46
19.0
71.7
9.3
Part-time employment
6.1
4.4
+1.7
Increasing
2
11.7
82.7
5.6
0.9
-1.6
+2.5
Increasing
1
8.9
83.1
8.0
Wages and benefits
18.6
13.5
+5.1
Increasing
55
20.1
78.4
1.5
Input prices
30.5
27.4
+3.1
Increasing
56
32.9
64.7
2.4
Selling prices
10.9
7.2
+3.7
Increasing
37
16.8
77.3
5.9
Capital expenditures
16.9
11.6
+5.3
Increasing
52
22.5
71.9
5.6
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Dec
Index
Nov
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
10.7
5.5
+5.2
Improving
27
18.9
72.9
8.2
General business activity
12.5
10.3
+2.2
Improving
26
22.0
68.5
9.5
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Dec
Index
Nov
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
46.4
39.7
+6.7
Increasing
58
55.6
35.2
9.2
Employment
24.9
20.9
+4.0
Increasing
55
34.1
56.7
9.2
Part-time employment
13.9
10.3
+3.6
Increasing
18
19.6
74.7
5.7
7.0
-2.0
+9.0
Increasing
1
13.1
80.8
6.1
Wages and benefits
45.2
32.7
+12.5
Increasing
84
45.5
54.2
0.3
Input prices
50.8
45.2
+5.6
Increasing
84
52.2
46.4
1.4
Selling prices
29.4
26.3
+3.1
Increasing
56
34.6
60.2
5.2
Capital expenditures
34.2
23.0
+11.2
Increasing
57
40.0
54.3
5.8
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Dec
Index
Nov
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
21.4
18.5
+2.9
Improving
28
31.1
59.2
9.7
General business activity
22.2
21.1
+1.1
Improving
27
31.3
59.6
9.1

*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.

December 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 Dec
Index
Nov
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
15.2
20.3
-5.1
Increasing
6
36.6
42.0
21.4
Employment
13.0
9.1
+3.9
Increasing
29
17.3
78.4
4.3
Part-time employment
9.6
0.0
+9.6
Increasing
1
15.4
78.8
5.8
Hours worked
3.0
-7.5
+10.5
Increasing
1
10.3
82.4
7.3
Wages and benefits
20.2
6.5
+13.7
Increasing
34
24.7
70.8
4.5
Input prices
21.2
16.9
+4.3
Increasing
54
31.5
58.2
10.3
Selling prices
21.6
3.5
+18.1
Increasing
17
30.3
61.0
8.7
Capital expenditures
19.3
13.3
+6.0
Increasing
2
22.8
73.7
3.5
Inventories
23.4
10.6
+12.8
Increasing
19
31.0
61.4
7.6
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
22.1
26.6
-4.5
Increasing
31
36.0
50.1
13.9
Internet sales
4.8
0.0
+4.8
Increasing
1
14.3
76.2
9.5
Catalog sales
0.0
-5.4
+5.4
No Change
1
7.9
84.2
7.9
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Dec
Index
Nov
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
24.7
17.6
+7.1
Improving
8
28.9
66.9
4.2
General business activity
12.6
14.6
-2.0
Improving
8
23.7
65.2
11.1
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Dec
Index
Nov
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
52.6
54.4
-1.8
Increasing
58
58.5
35.6
5.9
Employment
31.4
24.1
+7.3
Increasing
48
35.0
61.4
3.6
Part-time employment
10.1
8.3
+1.8
Increasing
6
15.8
78.5
5.7
Hours worked
7.5
2.2
+5.3
Increasing
7
12.9
81.7
5.4
Wages and benefits
38.5
32.5
+6.0
Increasing
60
40.4
57.8
1.9
Input prices
40.7
27.5
+13.2
Increasing
56
44.4
51.9
3.7
Selling prices
38.9
36.0
+2.9
Increasing
56
42.6
53.7
3.7
Capital expenditures
27.8
21.6
+6.2
Increasing
33
31.5
64.8
3.7
Inventories
18.5
28.4
-9.9
Increasing
49
32.3
53.9
13.8
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
54.2
55.6
-1.4
Increasing
57
54.4
45.4
0.2
Internet sales
25.0
27.0
-2.0
Increasing
57
27.5
70.0
2.5
Catalog sales
7.9
10.5
-2.6
Increasing
2
11.9
84.1
4.0
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Dec
Index
Nov
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
33.5
32.7
+0.8
Improving
56
36.8
59.9
3.3
General business activity
24.4
31.7
-7.3
Improving
27
32.2
60.0
7.8

*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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