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Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey

Results Table

July 2012
 

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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
12.0
15.5
-3.5
Increasing
8
27.0
58.0
15.0
Capacity Utilization
8.7
13.3
-4.6
Increasing
8
24.1
60.5
15.4
New Orders
1.4
7.9
-6.5
Increasing
2
26.1
49.1
24.7
Growth Rate of Orders
-3.1
1.6
-4.7
Decreasing
1
20.2
56.5
23.3
Unfilled Orders
-1.6
7.8
-9.4
Decreasing
1
16.3
65.8
17.9
Shipments
7.4
9.6
-2.2
Increasing
2
26.1
55.2
18.7
Delivery Time
1.1
5.5
-4.4
Increasing
3
10.1
80.9
9.0
Materials Inventories
-3.0
1.1
-4.1
Decreasing
1
15.2
66.6
18.2
Finished Goods Inventories
-8.0
-7.7
-0.3
Decreasing
6
12.5
67.0
20.5
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
3.0
2.7
+0.3
Increasing
36
21.3
60.4
18.3
Prices Received for Finished Goods
-5.5
-5.8
+0.3
Decreasing
5
9.6
75.3
15.1
Wages and Benefits
22.9
13.2
+9.7
Increasing
32
24.0
74.9
1.1
Employment
11.8
13.7
-1.9
Increasing
21
21.3
69.2
9.5
Hours Worked
4.1
1.0
+3.1
Increasing
2
13.1
77.9
9.0
Capital Expenditures
-0.8
8.1
-8.9
Decreasing
1
7.0
85.2
7.8
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
1.6
5.5
-3.9
Improving
3
24.4
52.8
22.8
-13.2
5.8
-19.0
Worsening
1
16.3
54.2
29.5
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
27.1
33.0
-5.9
Increasing
41
39.2
48.7
12.1
Capacity Utilization
21.8
30.1
-8.3
Increasing
41
34.7
52.4
12.9
New Orders
20.1
27.8
-7.7
Increasing
41
35.4
49.4
15.3
Growth Rate of Orders
10.7
14.6
-3.9
Increasing
41
28.3
54.1
17.6
Unfilled Orders
-11.5
-5.6
-5.9
Decreasing
2
9.2
70.1
20.7
Shipments
24.3
33.6
-9.3
Increasing
41
38.6
47.2
14.3
Delivery Time
-6.9
-9.1
+2.2
Decreasing
4
5.7
81.6
12.6
Materials Inventories
-11.5
6.8
-18.3
Decreasing
1
9.2
70.1
20.7
Finished Goods Inventories
-8.3
-1.1
-7.2
Decreasing
4
14.1
63.5
22.4
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
32.2
15.9
+16.3
Increasing
40
35.6
60.9
3.4
Prices Received for Finished Goods
13.8
-4.5
+18.3
Increasing
1
25.3
63.2
11.5
Wages and Benefits
35.0
27.3
+7.7
Increasing
98
37.0
61.0
2.0
Employment
9.2
14.6
-5.4
Increasing
35
24.1
60.9
14.9
Hours Worked
2.8
1.0
+1.8
Increasing
40
12.0
78.8
9.2
Capital Expenditures
10.5
13.6
-3.1
Increasing
32
22.1
66.3
11.6
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
5.3
8.4
-3.1
Improving
39
20.7
63.9
15.4
-7.3
1.3
-8.6
Worsening
1
13.8
65.1
21.1

*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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