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Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey

Results Table

November 2012
 

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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
1.7
7.9
-6.2
Increasing
12
24.8
52.1
23.1
Capacity Utilization
-1.3
11.4
-12.7
Decreasing
1
21.3
56.1
22.6
New Orders
0.4
-4.5
+4.9
Increasing
1
27.6
45.3
27.2
Growth Rate of Orders
2.3
-13.5
+15.8
Increasing
1
26.0
50.3
23.7
Unfilled Orders
-5.3
-16.5
+11.2
Decreasing
5
14.5
65.7
19.8
Shipments
0.9
4.7
-3.8
Increasing
3
23.1
54.7
22.2
Delivery Time
-3.9
-11.9
+8.0
Decreasing
4
11.9
72.3
15.8
Materials Inventories
4.1
-6.8
+10.9
Increasing
1
20.1
63.9
16.0
Finished Goods Inventories
-11.9
-8.9
-3.0
Decreasing
3
12.9
62.4
24.8
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
30.2
35.6
-5.4
Increasing
40
35.6
59.0
5.4
Prices Received for Finished Goods
9.0
4.2
+4.8
Increasing
2
17.4
74.2
8.4
Wages and Benefits
15.1
11.0
+4.1
Increasing
36
17.5
80.1
2.4
Employment
6.7
5.2
+1.5
Increasing
25
21.2
64.3
14.5
Hours Worked
-7.1
-5.9
-1.2
Decreasing
2
14.3
64.3
21.4
Capital Expenditures
6.1
9.9
-3.8
Increasing
4
16.2
73.7
10.1
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Nov
Index
Oct
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
-4.8
2.4
-7.2
Worsening
1
17.8
59.6
22.6
-2.8
1.8
-4.6
Worsening
1
18.2
60.8
21.0
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
22.5
30.3
-7.8
Increasing
45
36.9
48.7
14.4
Capacity Utilization
23.6
30.4
-6.8
Increasing
45
37.6
48.3
14.0
New Orders
21.8
24.8
-3.0
Increasing
45
36.0
49.8
14.2
Growth Rate of Orders
10.0
17.0
-7.0
Increasing
45
27.7
54.6
17.7
Unfilled Orders
-5.1
0.0
-5.1
Decreasing
1
13.1
68.7
18.2
Shipments
18.1
32.4
-14.3
Increasing
45
36.7
44.6
18.6
Delivery Time
-9.0
-2.0
-7.0
Decreasing
8
10.0
71.0
19.0
Materials Inventories
-4.0
10.2
-14.2
Decreasing
1
18.2
59.6
22.2
Finished Goods Inventories
-6.1
0.0
-6.1
Decreasing
1
13.1
67.7
19.2
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
38.0
37.1
+0.9
Increasing
44
43.0
52.0
5.0
Prices Received for Finished Goods
28.0
18.4
+9.6
Increasing
5
35.0
58.0
7.0
Wages and Benefits
30.7
33.8
-3.1
Increasing
102
34.4
61.9
3.7
Employment
2.0
21.4
-19.4
Increasing
39
21.0
60.0
19.0
Hours Worked
7.1
9.7
-2.6
Increasing
44
16.9
73.3
9.8
Capital Expenditures
23.2
21.7
+1.5
Increasing
36
38.4
46.5
15.2
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Nov
Index
Oct
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
1.8
20.9
-19.1
Improving
43
25.7
50.4
23.9
-5.3
16.8
-22.1
Worsening
1
20.1
54.5
25.4

*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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