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Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey

Results Table

February 2011
 

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Feb
Index
Jan
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Production
9.7
0.2
+9.5
Increasing
16
27.7
54.3
18.0
Capacity Utilization
9.2
4.1
+5.1
Increasing
6
27.2
54.8
18.0
New Orders
14.7
12.7
+2.0
Increasing
4
30.4
53.9
15.7
Growth Rate of Orders
6.4
8.3
-1.9
Increasing
4
21.8
62.8
15.4
Unfilled Orders
1.3
-3.1
+4.4
Increasing
1
16.4
68.5
15.1
Shipments
7.2
4.6
+2.6
Increasing
4
28.7
49.9
21.5
Delivery Time
-3.2
-4.1
+0.9
Decreasing
9
8.4
80.0
11.6
Materials Inventories
6.0
-1.0
+7.0
Increasing
1
23.5
59.0
17.5
Finished Goods Inventories
8.4
-8.3
+16.7
Increasing
1
22.1
64.2
13.7
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
62.6
61.6
+1.0
Increasing
19
63.8
35.0
1.2
Prices Received for Finished Goods
17.1
19.4
-2.3
Increasing
4
23.2
70.7
6.1
Wages and Benefits
9.4
14.6
-5.2
Increasing
15
12.6
84.2
3.2
Employment
10.5
9.3
+1.2
Increasing
4
19.1
72.3
8.6
Hours Worked
3.6
3.6
0.0
Increasing
4
20.2
63.2
16.6
Capital Expenditures
6.3
1.0
+5.3
Increasing
4
14.7
76.8
8.4
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Feb
Index
Jan
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
13.1
13.0
+0.1
Improving
5
21.5
70.1
8.4
17.5
10.9
+6.6
Improving
5
24.8
67.9
7.3
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Feb
Index
Jan
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Production
47.1
54.9
-7.8
Increasing
24
50.7
45.7
3.6
Capacity Utilization
42.2
52.5
-10.3
Increasing
24
46.0
50.2
3.8
New Orders
44.4
53.7
-9.3
Increasing
24
48.1
48.2
3.7
Growth Rate of Orders
30.9
42.6
-11.7
Increasing
24
35.3
60.3
4.4
Unfilled Orders
10.8
15.6
-4.8
Increasing
7
18.3
74.2
7.5
Shipments
45.8
53.1
-7.3
Increasing
24
50.0
45.8
4.2
Delivery Time
3.2
0.0
+3.2
Increasing
1
9.7
83.9
6.5
Materials Inventories
10.9
11.5
-0.6
Increasing
5
20.7
69.6
9.8
Finished Goods Inventories
6.4
5.2
+1.2
Increasing
4
16.1
74.2
9.7
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
67.4
56.2
+11.2
Increasing
23
68.5
30.4
1.1
Prices Received for Finished Goods
33.4
34.4
-1.0
Increasing
7
36.6
60.2
3.2
Wages and Benefits
44.4
31.3
+13.1
Increasing
81
44.5
55.4
0.1
Employment
39.1
38.6
+0.5
Increasing
18
41.3
56.5
2.2
Hours Worked
24.5
28.1
-3.6
Increasing
24
26.7
71.1
2.2
Capital Expenditures
28.0
20.9
+7.1
Increasing
15
31.2
65.6
3.2
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Feb
Index
Jan
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
28.6
40.7
-12.1
Improving
21
38.9
50.8
10.3
27.8
39.1
-11.3
Improving
6
33.2
61.4
5.4

*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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