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Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey

Results Table

February 2013
 

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Feb
Index
Jan
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Production
6.2
12.9
-6.7
Increasing
15
27.3
51.6
21.1
Capacity Utilization
5.4
14.0
-8.6
Increasing
3
25.6
54.2
20.2
New Orders
2.8
12.2
-9.4
Increasing
2
28.3
46.2
25.5
Growth Rate of Orders
-5.5
-3.8
-1.7
Decreasing
3
20.3
53.9
25.8
Unfilled Orders
-3.5
-7.9
+4.4
Decreasing
8
15.3
65.8
18.8
Shipments
2.4
21.9
-19.5
Increasing
6
25.5
51.4
23.1
Delivery Time
0.0
4.6
-4.6
Unchanged
1
5.3
89.4
5.3
Materials Inventories
-0.5
-7.4
+6.9
Decreasing
3
16.8
65.9
17.3
Finished Goods Inventories
4.2
-5.6
+9.8
Increasing
1
12.6
78.9
8.4
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
15.8
27.8
-12.0
Increasing
43
20.8
74.2
5.0
Prices Received for Finished Goods
4.6
10.2
-5.6
Increasing
2
11.9
80.8
7.3
Wages and Benefits
12.9
19.2
-6.3
Increasing
39
14.1
84.7
1.2
Employment
2.0
8.7
-6.7
Increasing
2
17.1
67.8
15.1
Hours Worked
-3.0
0.8
-3.8
Decreasing
1
12.6
71.8
15.6
Capital Expenditures
12.4
21.6
-9.2
Increasing
7
20.5
71.4
8.1
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Feb
Index
Jan
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
6.3
12.6
-6.3
Improving
3
20.8
64.8
14.5
2.2
5.5
-3.3
Improving
3
18.2
65.8
16.0
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Feb
Index
Jan
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Production
28.7
35.7
-7.0
Increasing
48
41.7
45.4
13.0
Capacity Utilization
27.7
32.0
-4.3
Increasing
48
40.8
46.2
13.1
New Orders
29.6
35.9
-6.3
Increasing
48
42.2
45.1
12.6
Growth Rate of Orders
24.3
25.9
-1.6
Increasing
48
35.7
52.9
11.4
Unfilled Orders
8.7
9.4
-0.7
Increasing
3
17.4
73.9
8.7
Shipments
30.6
36.2
-5.6
Increasing
48
44.2
42.2
13.6
Delivery Time
-3.4
-0.9
-2.5
Decreasing
13
7.7
81.2
11.1
Materials Inventories
15.2
20.3
-5.1
Increasing
3
25.0
65.2
9.8
Finished Goods Inventories
5.5
1.2
+4.3
Increasing
2
10.9
83.7
5.4
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
38.1
41.1
-3.0
Increasing
47
42.4
53.3
4.3
Prices Received for Finished Goods
13.2
21.4
-8.2
Increasing
8
23.1
67.0
9.9
Wages and Benefits
36.0
42.4
-6.4
Increasing
105
39.0
58.0
3.0
Employment
23.9
28.6
-4.7
Increasing
42
34.8
54.3
10.9
Hours Worked
1.8
11.2
-9.4
Increasing
5
16.0
69.8
14.2
Capital Expenditures
25.0
29.8
-4.8
Increasing
39
34.8
55.4
9.8
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Feb
Index
Jan
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
20.1
20.8
-0.7
Improving
46
33.3
53.5
13.2
10.8
9.2
+1.6
Improving
3
27.7
55.4
16.9

*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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