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Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey

Results Table

July 2011
 

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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
Production
10.8
5.6
+5.2
Increasing
21
26.9
57.0
16.1
Capacity Utilization
0.6
-0.8
+1.4
Increasing
1
20.0
60.6
19.4
New Orders
16.0
6.4
+9.6
Increasing
9
34.2
47.6
18.2
Growth Rate of Orders
2.5
2.3
+0.2
Increasing
2
23.5
55.5
21.0
Unfilled Orders
8.2
-6.2
+14.4
Increasing
1
19.4
69.4
11.2
Shipments
7.8
0.4
+7.4
Increasing
9
27.1
53.6
19.3
Delivery Time
3.5
1.2
+2.3
Increasing
2
11.5
80.5
8.0
Materials Inventories
5.4
6.5
-1.1
Increasing
2
23.4
58.6
18.0
Finished Goods Inventories
0.0
0.0
0.0
Unchanged
2
14.0
72.1
14.0
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
34.3
31.1
+3.2
Increasing
24
40.5
53.3
6.2
Prices Received for Finished Goods
4.6
10.0
-5.4
Increasing
9
10.1
84.4
5.5
Wages and Benefits
18.4
15.5
+2.9
Increasing
20
19.5
79.3
1.1
Employment
12.1
5.3
+6.8
Increasing
9
22.1
67.9
10.0
Hours Worked
7.9
1.5
+6.4
Increasing
3
19.9
68.1
12.0
Capital Expenditures
-2.3
2.4
-4.7
Decreasing
1
10.3
77.0
12.6
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
11.0
7.2
+3.8
Improving
10
20.8
69.4
9.8
-2.0
-17.5
+15.5
Worsening
3
15.1
67.8
17.1
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
Production
38.8
37.1
+1.7
Increasing
29
46.3
46.3
7.5
Capacity Utilization
30.5
27.4
+3.1
Increasing
29
40.6
49.3
10.1
New Orders
28.5
28.0
+0.5
Increasing
29
37.7
53.1
9.2
Growth Rate of Orders
22.6
22.1
+0.5
Increasing
29
31.9
58.8
9.3
Unfilled Orders
1.2
-7.3
+8.5
Increasing
1
14.0
73.3
12.8
Shipments
31.7
35.1
-3.4
Increasing
29
40.6
50.5
8.9
Delivery Time
-8.2
-6.1
-2.1
Decreasing
2
5.8
80.2
14.0
Materials Inventories
-2.3
3.6
-5.9
Decreasing
1
14.0
69.8
16.3
Finished Goods Inventories
-3.5
2.4
-5.9
Decreasing
1
11.8
72.9
15.3
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
47.6
45.1
+2.5
Increasing
28
52.3
43.0
4.7
Prices Received for Finished Goods
20.9
22.2
-1.3
Increasing
12
26.7
67.4
5.8
Wages and Benefits
29.1
33.5
-4.4
Increasing
86
32.5
64.1
3.4
Employment
2.3
14.5
-12.2
Increasing
23
20.9
60.5
18.6
Hours Worked
2.3
7.3
-5.0
Increasing
29
15.1
72.1
12.8
Capital Expenditures
10.6
21.7
-11.1
Increasing
20
23.5
63.5
12.9
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
15.9
15.6
+0.3
Improving
26
28.2
59.5
12.3
3.7
2.9
+0.8
Improving
11
23.6
56.5
19.9

*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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