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Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey

Results Table

January 2013
 

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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
12.9
3.5
+9.4
Increasing
14
29.5
53.9
16.6
Capacity Utilization
14.0
2.1
+11.9
Increasing
2
30.4
53.2
16.4
New Orders
12.2
-1.0
+13.2
Increasing
1
28.7
54.9
16.5
Growth Rate of Orders
-3.8
-5.5
+1.7
Decreasing
2
13.2
69.8
17.0
Unfilled Orders
-7.9
-8.0
+0.1
Decreasing
7
12.1
67.8
20.0
Shipments
21.9
13.1
+8.8
Increasing
5
33.3
55.3
11.4
Delivery Time
4.6
-6.6
+11.2
Increasing
1
9.2
86.2
4.6
Materials Inventories
-7.4
-2.0
-5.4
Decreasing
2
11.4
69.8
18.8
Finished Goods Inventories
-5.6
-5.5
-0.1
Decreasing
5
8.0
78.4
13.6
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
27.8
21.9
+5.9
Increasing
42
28.2
71.5
0.4
Prices Received for Finished Goods
10.2
-0.9
+11.1
Increasing
1
18.4
73.4
8.2
Wages and Benefits
19.2
15.0
+4.2
Increasing
38
20.2
78.8
1.0
Employment
8.7
-1.3
+10.0
Increasing
1
19.6
69.5
10.9
Hours Worked
0.8
2.7
-1.9
Increasing
2
16.5
67.8
15.7
Capital Expenditures
21.6
13.5
+8.1
Increasing
6
24.9
71.8
3.3
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
12.6
7.6
+5.0
Improving
2
18.5
75.7
5.9
5.5
2.5
+3.0
Improving
2
18.1
69.3
12.6
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
35.7
24.1
+11.6
Increasing
47
42.7
50.3
7.0
Capacity Utilization
32.0
20.3
+11.7
Increasing
47
38.5
55.1
6.5
New Orders
35.9
30.0
+5.9
Increasing
47
40.7
54.4
4.8
Growth Rate of Orders
25.9
15.6
+10.3
Increasing
47
35.0
55.9
9.1
Unfilled Orders
9.4
4.6
+4.8
Increasing
2
14.1
81.2
4.7
Shipments
36.2
24.2
+12.0
Increasing
47
42.8
50.6
6.6
Delivery Time
-0.9
-2.4
+1.5
Decreasing
12
8.8
81.5
9.7
Materials Inventories
20.3
5.7
+14.6
Increasing
2
27.4
65.5
7.1
Finished Goods Inventories
1.2
0.0
+1.2
Increasing
1
13.1
75.0
11.9
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
41.1
38.6
+2.5
Increasing
46
43.5
54.1
2.4
Prices Received for Finished Goods
21.4
17.3
+4.1
Increasing
7
25.0
71.4
3.6
Wages and Benefits
42.4
32.2
+10.2
Increasing
104
43.9
54.6
1.5
Employment
28.6
22.7
+5.9
Increasing
41
35.7
57.1
7.1
Hours Worked
11.2
5.3
+5.9
Increasing
4
18.3
74.6
7.1
Capital Expenditures
29.8
20.5
+9.3
Increasing
38
39.3
51.2
9.5
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
20.8
15.4
+5.4
Improving
45
27.7
65.3
6.9
9.2
7.1
+2.1
Improving
2
22.5
64.2
13.3

*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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