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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

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  • Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey
  • Texas Retail Outlook Survey
April 2014
 

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
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Apr
Index
Mar
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
18.5
16.5
+2.0
Increasing
54
35.4
47.8
16.9
Employment
16.4
11.2
+5.2
Increasing
50
22.8
70.8
6.4
Part-time employment
6.9
8.8
-1.9
Increasing
6
11.5
83.9
4.6
6.0
6.6
-0.6
Increasing
3
10.4
85.2
4.4
Wages and benefits
22.1
21.5
+0.6
Increasing
59
23.4
75.3
1.3
Input prices
25.2
30.8
-5.6
Increasing
60
27.0
71.2
1.8
Selling prices
7.1
11.5
-4.4
Increasing
41
13.4
80.3
6.3
Capital expenditures
15.7
15.0
+0.7
Increasing
56
23.7
68.3
8.0
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Apr
Index
Mar
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
8.8
8.2
+0.6
Improving
32
18.9
71.0
10.1
General business activity
11.3
10.1
+1.2
Improving
30
20.7
69.9
9.4
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Apr
Index
Mar
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
46.0
46.2
-0.2
Increasing
62
55.8
34.4
9.8
Employment
27.7
33.5
-5.8
Increasing
61
34.2
59.2
6.5
Part-time employment
14.8
12.8
+2.0
Increasing
22
18.8
77.2
4.0
9.5
10.8
-1.3
Increasing
5
12.5
84.5
3.0
Wages and benefits
41.1
41.0
+0.1
Increasing
88
43.0
55.1
1.9
Input prices
44.8
51.2
-6.4
Increasing
88
45.7
53.4
0.9
Selling prices
29.4
29.3
+0.1
Increasing
60
34.3
60.8
4.9
Capital expenditures
28.3
31.5
-3.2
Increasing
61
36.0
56.3
7.7
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Apr
Index
Mar
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
23.3
24.8
-1.5
Improving
32
34.6
54.1
11.3
General business activity
24.0
24.1
-0.1
Improving
31
32.7
58.6
8.7

*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.

April 2014
 

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 Apr
Index
Mar
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
18.3
15.6
+2.7
Increasing
10
37.7
43.0
19.4
Employment
18.5
13.4
+5.1
Increasing
33
21.4
75.7
2.9
Part-time employment
5.6
10.9
-5.3
Increasing
5
11.3
83.0
5.7
Hours worked
12.2
1.2
+11.0
Increasing
5
17.2
77.8
5.0
Wages and benefits
22.0
15.3
+6.7
Increasing
38
22.9
76.2
0.9
Input prices
15.6
23.5
-7.9
Increasing
45
17.9
79.8
2.3
Selling prices
7.5
17.0
-9.5
Increasing
21
13.4
80.7
5.9
Capital expenditures
14.3
12.0
+2.3
Increasing
6
21.4
71.4
7.1
Inventories
20.0
22.5
-2.5
Increasing
27
31.9
56.2
11.9
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
29.1
20.4
+8.7
Increasing
35
42.7
43.7
13.6
Internet sales
10.0
28.2
-18.2
Increasing
3
12.5
85.0
2.5
Catalog sales
2.8
14.3
-11.5
Increasing
3
5.7
91.4
2.9
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Apr
Index
Mar
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
14.5
14.1
+0.4
Improving
12
23.9
66.7
9.4
General business activity
13.5
19.9
-6.4
Improving
12
23.8
65.9
10.3
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Apr
Index
Mar
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
39.6
38.6
+1.0
Increasing
62
49.4
40.9
9.8
Employment
14.1
22.0
-7.9
Increasing
52
24.9
64.4
10.8
Part-time employment
10.3
7.0
+3.3
Increasing
10
15.9
78.5
5.6
Hours worked
13.4
13.5
-0.1
Increasing
25
18.0
77.4
4.6
Wages and benefits
38.4
34.9
+3.5
Increasing
64
40.8
56.8
2.4
Input prices
40.7
39.3
+1.4
Increasing
60
42.6
55.6
1.9
Selling prices
43.4
38.2
+5.2
Increasing
60
45.3
52.8
1.9
Capital expenditures
22.2
19.7
+2.5
Increasing
37
29.6
63.0
7.4
Inventories
22.7
18.4
+4.3
Increasing
53
34.2
54.3
11.5
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
40.6
37.4
+3.2
Increasing
61
46.5
47.6
5.9
Internet sales
21.6
27.0
-5.4
Increasing
61
24.3
73.0
2.7
Catalog sales
11.6
11.8
-0.2
Increasing
6
12.6
86.4
1.0
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Apr
Index
Mar
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
27.1
30.0
-2.9
Improving
61
33.2
60.7
6.1
General business activity
27.0
31.0
-4.0
Improving
31
33.4
60.2
6.4

*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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