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Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey

Results Table

August 2013
 

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Production
7.3
11.4
-4.1
Increasing
4
23.6
60.1
16.3
Capacity Utilization
4.6
12.2
-7.6
Increasing
9
20.3
64.0
15.7
New Orders
5.4
10.8
-5.4
Increasing
4
26.5
52.4
21.1
Growth Rate of Orders
2.2
2.7
-0.5
Increasing
3
22.5
57.2
20.3
Unfilled Orders
0.5
-2.7
+3.2
Increasing
1
14.1
72.3
13.6
Shipments
11.4
17.7
-6.3
Increasing
4
28.3
54.8
16.9
Delivery Time
-9.8
-1.2
-8.6
Decreasing
2
7.3
75.6
17.1
Materials Inventories
-11.6
-2.4
-9.2
Decreasing
2
10.9
66.6
22.5
Finished Goods Inventories
-11.0
-1.2
-9.8
Decreasing
3
11.0
67.1
22.0
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
10.0
15.9
-5.9
Increasing
49
17.3
75.4
7.3
Prices Received for Finished Goods
4.0
-1.0
+5.0
Increasing
1
12.9
78.2
8.9
Wages and Benefits
14.5
16.4
-1.9
Increasing
45
17.3
79.9
2.8
Employment
11.2
9.3
+1.9
Increasing
3
19.5
72.2
8.3
Hours Worked
-9.9
1.3
-11.2
Decreasing
1
10.6
68.9
20.5
Capital Expenditures
10.4
3.5
+6.9
Increasing
13
17.5
75.4
7.1
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
7.3
4.5
+2.8
Improving
3
21.2
64.9
13.9
5.0
4.4
+0.6
Improving
3
20.2
64.6
15.2
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Production
36.0
42.0
-6.0
Increasing
54
41.7
52.6
5.7
Capacity Utilization
32.4
41.4
-9.0
Increasing
54
37.9
56.6
5.5
New Orders
35.8
30.8
+5.0
Increasing
54
38.5
58.8
2.7
Growth Rate of Orders
31.0
23.1
+7.9
Increasing
54
35.3
60.4
4.3
Unfilled Orders
1.3
-4.9
+6.2
Increasing
1
12.8
75.6
11.5
Shipments
41.2
36.2
+5.0
Increasing
54
47.0
47.3
5.8
Delivery Time
-3.7
0.7
-4.4
Decreasing
1
10.0
76.3
13.7
Materials Inventories
2.6
0.0
+2.6
Increasing
1
16.5
69.6
13.9
Finished Goods Inventories
-1.3
1.2
-2.5
Decreasing
1
11.4
75.9
12.7
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
24.1
32.5
-8.4
Increasing
53
34.2
55.7
10.1
Prices Received for Finished Goods
16.4
14.5
+1.9
Increasing
14
25.3
65.8
8.9
Wages and Benefits
40.7
31.5
+9.2
Increasing
111
46.7
47.3
6.0
Employment
11.5
25.3
-13.8
Increasing
48
25.6
60.3
14.1
Hours Worked
5.9
9.3
-3.4
Increasing
3
16.4
73.1
10.5
Capital Expenditures
20.5
14.5
+6.0
Increasing
45
29.5
61.5
9.0
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
14.5
16.7
-2.2
Improving
52
26.6
61.3
12.1
14.2
9.6
+4.6
Improving
3
24.4
65.4
10.2

*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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