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Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey

Results Table

November 2011
 

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Nov
Index
Oct
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Production
-5.1
4.1
-9.2
Decreasing
1
19.3
56.3
24.4
Capacity Utilization
-10.2
2.8
-13.0
Decreasing
1
17.1
55.6
27.3
New Orders
-5.1
8.3
-13.4
Decreasing
1
18.2
58.5
23.3
Growth Rate of Orders
-6.8
-0.9
-5.9
Decreasing
2
15.8
61.6
22.6
Unfilled Orders
-6.5
-5.7
-0.8
Decreasing
4
10.8
71.9
17.3
Shipments
-1.1
2.7
-3.8
Decreasing
1
21.0
56.9
22.1
Delivery Time
-5.5
-6.7
+1.2
Decreasing
4
8.8
76.9
14.3
Materials Inventories
-1.9
-0.1
-1.8
Decreasing
2
17.5
63.1
19.4
Finished Goods Inventories
-9.9
-6.7
-3.2
Decreasing
4
11.0
68.1
20.9
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
19.0
19.1
-0.1
Increasing
28
28.7
61.6
9.7
Prices Received for Finished Goods
1.1
-0.6
+1.7
Increasing
1
10.0
81.1
8.9
Wages and Benefits
11.0
8.9
+2.1
Increasing
24
14.3
82.4
3.3
Employment
9.0
15.1
-6.1
Increasing
13
20.7
67.6
11.7
Hours Worked
7.3
7.1
+0.2
Increasing
3
18.7
70.0
11.4
Capital Expenditures
3.3
7.8
-4.5
Increasing
4
14.3
74.7
11.0
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Nov
Index
Oct
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
4.7
7.2
-2.5
Improving
14
12.8
79.1
8.1
3.2
2.3
+0.9
Improving
2
11.3
80.6
8.1
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Nov
Index
Oct
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Production
35.1
43.2
-8.1
Increasing
33
45.2
44.7
10.1
Capacity Utilization
31.1
42.5
-11.4
Increasing
33
40.5
50.1
9.4
New Orders
32.7
39.7
-7.0
Increasing
33
40.0
52.7
7.3
Growth Rate of Orders
26.1
23.4
+2.7
Increasing
33
33.6
58.9
7.5
Unfilled Orders
6.8
8.0
-1.2
Increasing
5
17.0
72.7
10.2
Shipments
32.6
39.8
-7.2
Increasing
33
42.8
46.9
10.2
Delivery Time
1.1
-2.3
+3.4
Increasing
1
9.1
83.0
8.0
Materials Inventories
12.7
-3.4
+16.1
Increasing
1
25.3
62.1
12.6
Finished Goods Inventories
1.2
-6.8
+8.0
Increasing
1
14.8
71.6
13.6
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
28.4
36.3
-7.9
Increasing
32
36.4
55.7
8.0
Prices Received for Finished Goods
13.8
20.5
-6.7
Increasing
16
26.4
60.9
12.6
Wages and Benefits
36.6
32.1
+4.5
Increasing
90
37.9
60.8
1.3
Employment
13.6
19.3
-5.7
Increasing
27
26.1
61.4
12.5
Hours Worked
11.3
5.7
+5.6
Increasing
33
22.7
65.9
11.4
Capital Expenditures
11.4
18.2
-6.8
Increasing
24
27.3
56.8
15.9
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Nov
Index
Oct
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
23.0
25.3
-2.3
Improving
30
30.2
62.6
7.2
9.7
14.7
-5.0
Improving
2
22.8
64.1
13.1

*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.

Questions regarding the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey can be addressed to Laila Assanie at laila.assanie@dal.frb.org.

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