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Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey

Results Table

January 2012
 

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Production
5.8
0.2
+5.6
Increasing
2
27.2
51.4
21.4
Capacity Utilization
8.5
4.0
+4.5
Increasing
2
28.2
52.1
19.7
New Orders
9.5
-2.0
+11.5
Increasing
1
30.5
48.5
21.0
Growth Rate of Orders
6.6
-7.3
+13.9
Increasing
1
25.8
54.9
19.2
Unfilled Orders
-1.0
-5.1
+4.1
Decreasing
6
12.5
74.0
13.5
Shipments
6.1
-1.1
+7.2
Increasing
1
27.8
50.5
21.7
Delivery Time
8.7
-7.9
+16.6
Increasing
1
14.1
80.4
5.4
Materials Inventories
5.8
-6.7
+12.5
Increasing
1
18.5
68.8
12.7
Finished Goods Inventories
0.0
-7.9
+7.9
Unchanged
1
15.2
69.6
15.2
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
24.4
25.7
-1.3
Increasing
30
32.0
60.4
7.6
Prices Received for Finished Goods
9.0
-0.8
+9.8
Increasing
1
15.0
78.9
6.0
Wages and Benefits
17.5
19.4
-1.9
Increasing
26
18.4
80.7
0.9
Employment
12.2
9.9
+2.3
Increasing
15
21.4
69.4
9.2
Hours Worked
6.6
3.5
+3.1
Increasing
5
21.9
62.8
15.3
Capital Expenditures
9.6
7.7
+1.9
Increasing
4
15.7
78.2
6.1
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
13.5
5.0
+8.5
Improving
4
23.7
66.1
10.2
15.3
-0.3
+15.6
Improving
1
24.5
66.4
9.2
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Production
43.6
38.1
+5.5
Increasing
35
52.2
39.3
8.6
Capacity Utilization
41.1
36.2
+4.9
Increasing
35
48.1
44.8
7.0
New Orders
45.6
36.0
+9.6
Increasing
35
51.8
42.0
6.2
Growth Rate of Orders
30.0
23.3
+6.7
Increasing
35
37.6
54.8
7.6
Unfilled Orders
13.3
9.1
+4.2
Increasing
7
20.0
73.3
6.7
Shipments
44.1
33.0
+11.1
Increasing
35
51.1
41.9
7.0
Delivery Time
6.6
-2.3
+8.9
Increasing
1
9.9
86.8
3.3
Materials Inventories
12.1
18.4
-6.3
Increasing
3
20.9
70.3
8.8
Finished Goods Inventories
6.7
-9.1
+15.8
Increasing
1
18.9
68.9
12.2
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
42.9
34.1
+8.8
Increasing
34
47.3
48.4
4.4
Prices Received for Finished Goods
27.0
25.0
+2.0
Increasing
18
31.5
64.0
4.5
Wages and Benefits
36.6
39.8
-3.2
Increasing
92
36.9
62.7
0.3
Employment
25.5
23.8
+1.7
Increasing
29
31.1
63.3
5.6
Hours Worked
11.2
6.5
+4.7
Increasing
34
19.5
72.2
8.3
Capital Expenditures
25.3
21.6
+3.7
Increasing
26
34.1
57.1
8.8
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
27.9
19.9
+8.0
Improving
33
32.0
64.0
4.1
22.3
9.5
+12.8
Improving
4
28.4
65.5
6.1

*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.

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