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Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey

Results Table

July 2013
 

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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
11.4
17.1
-5.7
Increasing
3
23.5
64.4
12.1
Capacity Utilization
12.2
15.3
-3.1
Increasing
8
22.6
67.0
10.4
New Orders
10.8
13.0
-2.2
Increasing
3
28.7
53.4
17.9
Growth Rate of Orders
2.7
7.1
-4.4
Increasing
2
19.5
63.7
16.8
Unfilled Orders
-2.7
-0.4
-2.3
Decreasing
13
12.5
72.3
15.2
Shipments
17.7
15.4
+2.3
Increasing
3
29.2
59.3
11.5
Delivery Time
-1.2
3.2
-4.4
Decreasing
1
9.4
80.0
10.6
Materials Inventories
-2.4
0.3
-2.7
Decreasing
1
15.7
66.2
18.1
Finished Goods Inventories
-1.2
-2.1
+0.9
Decreasing
2
14.1
70.6
15.3
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
15.9
14.3
+1.6
Increasing
48
21.3
73.3
5.4
Prices Received for Finished Goods
-1.0
-2.1
+1.1
Decreasing
4
7.2
84.6
8.2
Wages and Benefits
16.4
20.0
-3.6
Increasing
44
17.0
82.4
0.6
Employment
9.3
0.2
+9.1
Increasing
2
17.9
73.5
8.6
Hours Worked
1.3
4.8
-3.5
Increasing
2
15.6
70.1
14.3
Capital Expenditures
3.5
9.9
-6.4
Increasing
12
13.9
75.7
10.4
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
4.5
13.3
-8.8
Improving
2
18.7
67.1
14.2
4.4
6.5
-2.1
Improving
2
18.3
67.8
13.9
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
42.0
40.6
+1.4
Increasing
53
49.5
42.9
7.5
Capacity Utilization
41.4
37.2
+4.2
Increasing
53
47.7
46.0
6.3
New Orders
30.8
33.2
-2.4
Increasing
53
40.6
49.6
9.8
Growth Rate of Orders
23.1
26.3
-3.2
Increasing
53
32.2
58.7
9.1
Unfilled Orders
-4.9
6.6
-11.5
Decreasing
1
9.6
75.9
14.5
Shipments
36.2
36.9
-0.7
Increasing
53
46.4
43.5
10.2
Delivery Time
0.7
-3.2
+3.9
Increasing
1
13.1
74.5
12.4
Materials Inventories
0.0
-2.2
+2.2
Unchanged
1
18.1
63.9
18.1
Finished Goods Inventories
1.2
0.0
+1.2
Increasing
1
14.6
72.0
13.4
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
32.5
29.2
+3.3
Increasing
52
37.3
57.8
4.8
Prices Received for Finished Goods
14.5
20.9
-6.4
Increasing
13
24.1
66.3
9.6
Wages and Benefits
31.5
36.7
-5.2
Increasing
110
33.6
64.3
2.1
Employment
25.3
23.1
+2.2
Increasing
47
34.9
55.4
9.6
Hours Worked
9.3
8.0
+1.3
Increasing
2
17.4
74.5
8.1
Capital Expenditures
14.5
18.9
-4.4
Increasing
44
21.7
71.1
7.2
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
16.7
21.8
-5.1
Improving
51
30.6
55.5
13.9
9.6
14.7
-5.1
Improving
2
24.0
61.6
14.4

*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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