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Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey

Results Table

May 2011
 

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Production
12.7
8.1
4.6
Increasing
19
26.8
59.1
14.1
Capacity Utilization
11.1
9.7
1.4
Increasing
9
28
55.1
16.9
New Orders
1.1
4.3
-3.2
Increasing
7
22
57.1
20.9
Growth Rate of Orders
-5.4
5
-10.4
Decreasing
1
16.7
61.2
22.1
Unfilled Orders
-7.8
-3.1
-4.7
Decreasing
3
7
78.2
14.8
Shipments
8
7.8
0.2
Increasing
7
24.2
59.6
16.2
Delivery Time
0
-3.3
3.3
Unchanged
1
8.6
82.8
8.6
Materials Inventories
-0.1
3.7
-3.8
Decreasing
1
18.5
62.9
18.6
Finished Goods Inventories
-4.3
4.2
-8.5
Decreasing
1
11.8
72
16.1
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
42.3
56.6
-14.3
Increasing
22
48
46.4
5.7
Prices Received for Finished Goods
8.8
23.9
-15.1
Increasing
7
16.1
76.6
7.3
Wages and Benefits
18.5
15.9
2.6
Increasing
18
20.7
77.2
2.2
Employment
11.6
13.4
-1.8
Increasing
7
22
67.6
10.4
Hours Worked
13.2
-0.7
13.9
Increasing
1
25.4
62.4
12.2
Capital Expenditures
8.7
7.5
1.2
Increasing
7
14.1
80.4
5.4
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
3.2
10
-6.8
Improving
8
16.1
71
12.9
-7.4
10.5
-17.9
Worsening
1
8.5
75.6
15.9
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Production
41.3
50.4
-9.1
Increasing
27
52.8
35.7
11.5
Capacity Utilization
43.5
43.9
-0.4
Increasing
27
54.3
34.9
10.8
New Orders
40.8
42.2
-1.4
Increasing
27
50.8
39.2
10
Growth Rate of Orders
27.7
29.4
-1.7
Increasing
27
36.5
54.7
8.8
Unfilled Orders
15.4
5.4
10
Increasing
10
23.1
69.2
7.7
Shipments
43.7
46.1
-2.4
Increasing
27
54.4
34.9
10.7
Delivery Time
2.2
-1.1
3.3
Increasing
1
10.9
80.4
8.7
Materials Inventories
9.8
12
-2.2
Increasing
8
22.8
64.1
13
Finished Goods Inventories
-1.1
-1
-0.1
Decreasing
2
14.1
70.7
15.2
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
51.6
58.7
-7.1
Increasing
26
58.2
35.2
6.6
Prices Received for Finished Goods
25
34.1
-9.1
Increasing
10
31.5
62
6.5
Wages and Benefits
30.6
35.7
-5.1
Increasing
84
33.5
63.6
2.9
Employment
28.3
28.3
0
Increasing
21
35.9
56.5
7.6
Hours Worked
10.9
14
-3.1
Increasing
27
19.6
71.7
8.7
Capital Expenditures
18.5
22
-3.5
Increasing
18
26.1
66.3
7.6
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
19.6
24.9
-5.3
Improving
24
32.9
53.8
13.3
7.9
16.9
-9
Improving
9
24.1
59.7
16.2

*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.

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