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Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey

Results Table

September 2013
 

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Production
11.5
7.3
+4.2
Increasing
5
26.1
59.3
14.6
Capacity Utilization
10.7
4.6
+6.1
Increasing
10
23.4
63.9
12.7
New Orders
5.0
5.4
-0.4
Increasing
5
26.7
51.6
21.7
Growth Rate of Orders
0.9
2.2
-1.3
Increasing
4
18.9
63.1
18.0
Unfilled Orders
1.1
0.5
+0.6
Increasing
2
15.3
70.5
14.2
Shipments
10.3
11.4
-1.1
Increasing
5
27.2
55.9
16.9
Delivery Time
-1.1
-9.8
+8.7
Decreasing
3
8.9
81.1
10.0
Materials Inventories
-7.9
-11.6
+3.7
Decreasing
3
12.9
66.3
20.8
Finished Goods Inventories
-10.0
-11.0
+1.0
Decreasing
4
11.1
67.8
21.1
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
17.6
10.0
+7.6
Increasing
50
21.2
75.2
3.6
Prices Received for Finished Goods
10.6
4.0
+6.6
Increasing
2
15.4
79.8
4.8
Wages and Benefits
9.7
14.5
-4.8
Increasing
46
16.9
75.9
7.2
Employment
10.0
11.2
-1.2
Increasing
4
16.8
76.4
6.8
Hours Worked
-0.6
-9.9
+9.3
Decreasing
2
15.6
68.2
16.2
Capital Expenditures
5.9
10.4
-4.5
Increasing
14
9.6
86.7
3.7
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
7.9
7.3
+0.6
Improving
4
21.1
65.7
13.2
12.8
5.0
+7.8
Improving
4
22.9
67.0
10.1
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Production
33.3
36.0
-2.7
Increasing
55
38.0
57.3
4.7
Capacity Utilization
31.5
32.4
-0.9
Increasing
55
36.0
59.5
4.5
New Orders
32.7
35.8
-3.1
Increasing
55
38.7
55.3
6.0
Growth Rate of Orders
25.4
31.0
-5.6
Increasing
55
32.2
61.0
6.8
Unfilled Orders
4.6
1.3
+3.3
Increasing
2
13.8
77.0
9.2
Shipments
31.0
41.2
-10.2
Increasing
55
35.4
60.2
4.4
Delivery Time
3.7
-3.7
+7.4
Increasing
1
9.9
83.9
6.2
Materials Inventories
4.6
2.6
+2.0
Increasing
2
18.4
67.8
13.8
Finished Goods Inventories
-1.2
-1.3
+0.1
Decreasing
2
12.6
73.6
13.8
Prices Paid for Raw Materials
31.0
24.1
+6.9
Increasing
54
37.9
55.2
6.9
Prices Received for Finished Goods
13.9
16.4
-2.5
Increasing
15
26.7
60.5
12.8
Wages and Benefits
28.6
40.7
-12.1
Increasing
112
31.6
65.4
3.0
Employment
21.9
11.5
+10.4
Increasing
49
27.6
66.7
5.7
Hours Worked
9.5
5.9
+3.6
Increasing
4
14.3
80.9
4.8
Capital Expenditures
16.1
20.5
-4.4
Increasing
46
25.3
65.5
9.2
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
17.3
14.5
+2.8
Improving
53
25.3
66.7
8.0
13.3
14.2
-0.9
Improving
4
22.9
67.5
9.6

*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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