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Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey

Results Table

September 2011
 

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Production
4.1
5.9
-1.8
Increasing
24
24.0
56.1
19.9
Capacity Utilization
2.8
-1.3
+4.1
Increasing
1
23.2
56.4
20.4
New Orders
8.3
3.6
+4.7
Increasing
12
28.6
51.1
20.3
Growth Rate of Orders
-0.9
0.6
-1.5
Decreasing
1
20.7
57.7
21.6
Unfilled Orders
-5.7
-5.1
-0.6
Decreasing
3
14.4
65.5
20.1
Shipments
2.7
9.4
-6.7
Increasing
12
22.7
57.3
20.0
Delivery Time
-6.7
-4.3
-2.4
Decreasing
3
4.4
84.4
11.1
Materials Inventories
-0.1
2.1
-2.2
Decreasing
1
18.6
62.7
18.7
Finished Goods Inventories
-6.7
-6.4
-0.3
Decreasing
3
14.4
64.4
21.1
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
19.1
23.5
-4.4
Increasing
27
29.3
60.5
10.2
Prices Received for Finished Goods
-0.6
3.9
-4.5
Decreasing
1
10.6
78.2
11.2
Wages and Benefits
8.9
17.4
-8.5
Increasing
23
12.2
84.4
3.3
Employment
15.1
13.4
+1.7
Increasing
12
20.8
73.5
5.7
Hours Worked
7.1
5.5
+1.6
Increasing
2
18.3
70.5
11.2
Capital Expenditures
7.8
1.1
+6.7
Increasing
3
16.7
74.4
8.9
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
7.2
0.5
+6.7
Improving
13
19.4
68.4
12.2
2.3
-14.4
+16.7
Improving
1
17.5
67.3
15.2
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Production
43.2
24.3
+18.9
Increasing
32
48.9
45.4
5.7
Capacity Utilization
42.5
24.6
+17.9
Increasing
32
46.5
49.4
4.0
New Orders
39.7
26.3
+13.4
Increasing
32
45.0
49.8
5.3
Growth Rate of Orders
23.4
16.9
+6.5
Increasing
32
29.7
64.0
6.3
Unfilled Orders
8.0
3.3
+4.7
Increasing
4
14.9
78.2
6.9
Shipments
39.8
26.1
+13.7
Increasing
32
46.4
46.9
6.6
Delivery Time
-2.3
-7.6
+5.3
Decreasing
5
6.8
84.1
9.1
Materials Inventories
-3.4
-4.4
+1.0
Decreasing
4
14.8
67.0
18.2
Finished Goods Inventories
-6.8
-17.4
+10.6
Decreasing
4
10.2
72.7
17.0
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
36.3
37.4
-1.1
Increasing
31
44.3
47.7
8.0
Prices Received for Finished Goods
20.5
20.6
-0.1
Increasing
15
27.3
65.9
6.8
Wages and Benefits
32.1
32.4
-0.3
Increasing
89
35.0
62.1
2.9
Employment
19.3
13.0
+6.3
Increasing
26
29.5
60.2
10.2
Hours Worked
5.7
4.3
+1.4
Increasing
32
18.2
69.3
12.5
Capital Expenditures
18.2
13.3
+4.9
Increasing
23
27.3
63.6
9.1
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
25.3
11.8
+13.5
Improving
29
31.9
61.5
6.6
14.7
-1.5
+16.2
Improving
1
24.0
66.7
9.3

*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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