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Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey

Results Table

August 2011
 

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Production
1.1
10.8
-9.7
Increasing
22
25.8
49.5
24.7
Capacity Utilization
-2.8
0.6
-3.4
Decreasing
1
22.8
51.6
25.6
New Orders
4.8
16.0
-11.2
Increasing
10
29.6
45.7
24.8
Growth Rate of Orders
-4.6
2.5
-7.1
Decreasing
1
20.9
53.6
25.5
Unfilled Orders
-8.6
8.2
-16.8
Decreasing
1
12.7
66.0
21.3
Shipments
6.7
7.8
-1.1
Increasing
10
29.1
48.6
22.4
Delivery Time
-5.3
3.5
-8.8
Decreasing
1
8.4
77.9
13.7
Materials Inventories
7.3
5.4
+1.9
Increasing
3
25.4
56.5
18.1
Finished Goods Inventories
-6.4
0.0
-6.4
Decreasing
1
17.0
59.6
23.4
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
23.2
34.3
-11.1
Increasing
25
32.8
57.6
9.6
Prices Received for Finished Goods
-0.5
4.6
-5.1
Decreasing
1
12.8
73.9
13.3
Wages and Benefits
15.7
18.4
-2.7
Increasing
21
16.8
82.1
1.1
Employment
5.4
12.1
-6.7
Increasing
10
22.7
60.0
17.3
Hours Worked
-2.2
7.9
-10.1
Decreasing
1
14.1
69.6
16.3
Capital Expenditures
8.4
-2.3
+10.7
Increasing
1
16.7
75.0
8.3
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
7.2
11.0
-3.8
Improving
11
25.3
56.6
18.1
-11.4
-2.0
-9.4
Worsening
4
17.6
53.4
29.0
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Production
25.4
38.8
-13.4
Increasing
30
43.9
37.6
18.5
Capacity Utilization
22.5
30.5
-8.0
Increasing
30
40.7
41.1
18.2
New Orders
26.7
28.5
-1.8
Increasing
30
42.6
41.5
15.9
Growth Rate of Orders
17.2
22.6
-5.4
Increasing
30
33.1
51.0
15.9
Unfilled Orders
1.1
1.2
-0.1
Increasing
2
12.8
75.5
11.7
Shipments
32.7
31.7
+1.0
Increasing
30
48.6
35.6
15.9
Delivery Time
-8.7
-8.2
-0.5
Decreasing
3
8.7
73.9
17.4
Materials Inventories
-7.5
-2.3
-5.2
Decreasing
2
17.0
58.5
24.5
Finished Goods Inventories
-18.3
-3.5
-14.8
Decreasing
2
8.6
64.5
26.9
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
25.3
47.6
-22.3
Increasing
29
37.9
49.5
12.6
Prices Received for Finished Goods
16.8
20.9
-4.1
Increasing
13
26.3
64.2
9.5
Wages and Benefits
34.2
29.1
+5.1
Increasing
87
36.4
61.4
2.2
Employment
11.6
2.3
+9.3
Increasing
24
29.5
52.6
17.9
Hours Worked
2.1
2.3
-0.2
Increasing
30
15.8
70.5
13.7
Capital Expenditures
20.0
10.6
+9.4
Increasing
21
28.4
63.2
8.4
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
16.1
15.9
+0.2
Improving
27
33.3
49.5
17.2
2.9
3.7
-0.8
Improving
12
23.8
55.3
20.9

*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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