Research & Data

Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey

Results Table

May 2013
 

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Production
11.2
-0.5
+11.7
Increasing
1
28.2
54.8
17.0
Capacity Utilization
6.4
2.7
+3.7
Increasing
6
23.4
59.6
17.0
New Orders
6.2
-4.9
+11.1
Increasing
1
28.7
48.8
22.5
Growth Rate of Orders
-4.3
-12.0
+7.7
Decreasing
6
18.2
59.3
22.5
Unfilled Orders
-8.3
-7.9
-0.4
Decreasing
11
12.0
67.7
20.3
Shipments
3.1
-0.4
+3.5
Increasing
1
26.1
50.9
23.0
Delivery Time
3.3
-6.4
+9.7
Increasing
1
10.8
81.7
7.5
Materials Inventories
-7.3
7.7
-15.0
Decreasing
1
12.9
66.9
20.2
Finished Goods Inventories
0.0
2.1
-2.1
Unchanged
1
15.1
69.9
15.1
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
6.4
2.5
+3.9
Increasing
46
17.0
72.3
10.6
Prices Received for Finished Goods
-8.3
-3.0
-5.3
Decreasing
2
8.5
74.7
16.8
Wages and Benefits
14.0
17.7
-3.7
Increasing
42
17.2
79.6
3.2
Employment
-6.3
6.3
-12.6
Decreasing
1
8.3
77.1
14.6
Hours Worked
-2.3
-6.5
+4.2
Decreasing
4
13.4
70.9
15.7
Capital Expenditures
2.2
4.2
-2.0
Increasing
10
13.8
74.6
11.6
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
-6.8
-2.2
-4.6
Worsening
2
14.2
64.8
21.0
-10.5
-15.6
+5.1
Worsening
2
13.1
63.3
23.6
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Production
34.6
32.8
+1.8
Increasing
51
43.8
46.9
9.2
Capacity Utilization
27.9
29.0
-1.1
Increasing
51
39.7
48.4
11.8
New Orders
26.9
32.4
-5.5
Increasing
51
38.0
50.9
11.1
Growth Rate of Orders
18.6
18.8
-0.2
Increasing
51
28.3
62.0
9.7
Unfilled Orders
0.0
6.8
-6.8
Unchanged
1
13.3
73.3
13.3
Shipments
30.1
29.0
+1.1
Increasing
51
41.4
47.4
11.3
Delivery Time
-5.4
-2.8
-2.6
Decreasing
16
6.5
81.6
11.9
Materials Inventories
2.2
2.2
0.0
Increasing
6
18.9
64.4
16.7
Finished Goods Inventories
2.2
2.2
0.0
Increasing
5
15.7
70.8
13.5
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
27.8
31.1
-3.3
Increasing
50
30.0
67.8
2.2
Prices Received for Finished Goods
11.1
13.4
-2.3
Increasing
11
18.9
73.3
7.8
Wages and Benefits
31.9
38.2
-6.3
Increasing
108
35.9
60.1
4.0
Employment
14.5
22.2
-7.7
Increasing
45
25.6
63.3
11.1
Hours Worked
-3.3
-3.1
-0.2
Decreasing
2
12.5
71.7
15.8
Capital Expenditures
14.8
13.4
+1.4
Increasing
42
27.3
60.2
12.5
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
5.3
6.0
-0.7
Improving
49
23.1
59.1
17.8
-2.6
-6.7
+4.1
Worsening
2
18.4
60.6
21.0

*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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