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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

Results Table

  • Texas Survice Sector Outlook Survey
  • Texas Retail Outlook Survey
May 2011
 

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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
Revenue
1.6
11.7
-10.1
Increasing
19
26.6
48.4
25.0
Employment
3.0
6.1
-3.1
Increasing
15
17.7
67.6
14.7
Part-time employment
0.1
2.6
-2.5
Increasing
3
8.7
82.7
8.6
9.8
6.9
+2.9
Increasing
3
15.0
79.8
5.2
Wages and benefits
13.5
14.9
-1.4
Increasing
20
16.9
79.7
3.4
Input prices
30.7
40.4
-9.7
Increasing
25
37.7
55.4
7.0
Selling prices
8.8
12.3
-3.5
Increasing
5
18.0
72.8
9.2
Capital expenditures
16.0
18.2
-2.2
Increasing
21
23.6
68.8
7.6
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
1.7
7.8
-6.1
Improving
20
20.4
61.0
18.7
General business activity
-1.8
7.7
-9.5
Worsening
1
16.9
64.4
18.7
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
Revenue
29.0
37.6
-8.6
Increasing
27
46.6
35.7
17.6
Employment
13.5
19.0
-5.5
Increasing
26
28.4
56.6
14.9
Part-time employment
-0.5
5.8
-6.3
Decreasing
1
10.2
79.0
10.7
7.6
4.8
+2.8
Increasing
21
13.6
80.4
6.0
Wages and benefits
33.7
28.8
+4.9
Increasing
53
37.4
58.9
3.7
Input prices
47.8
55.1
-7.3
Increasing
53
53.8
40.2
6.0
Selling prices
22.3
31.5
-9.2
Increasing
22
32.4
57.5
10.1
Capital expenditures
25.7
21.2
+4.5
Increasing
26
34.6
56.4
8.9
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
8.3
19.0
-10.7
Improving
26
27.2
54.0
18.9
General business activity
10.4
16.9
-6.5
Improving
25
28.8
52.8
18.4

*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.

May 2011
 

Click on links in the table for greater details. Historical data are available from January 2007 to the most current release month.

Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
-4.6
13.5
-18.1
Decreasing
1
27.6
40.2
32.2
Employment
3.9
16.1
-12.2
Increasing
9
19.5
64.9
15.6
Part-time employment
-3.0
3.0
-6.0
Decreasing
1
9.1
78.8
12.1
Hours worked
6.2
7.3
-1.1
Increasing
3
15.4
75.4
9.2
Wages and benefits
17.9
13.2
+4.7
Increasing
3
23.9
70.1
6.0
Input prices
27.8
51.7
-23.9
Increasing
10
41.7
44.4
13.9
Selling prices
18.1
29.5
-11.4
Increasing
10
34.2
49.7
16.1
Capital expenditures
15.1
19.4
-4.3
Increasing
2
24.2
66.7
9.1
Inventories
1.2
20.9
-19.7
Increasing
8
26.7
47.9
25.5
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
-8.1
20.0
-28.1
Decreasing
1
24.4
43.2
32.5
Internet sales
5.6
20.0
-14.4
Increasing
3
16.7
72.2
11.1
Catalog sales
0.0
0.0
0.0
No Change
2
13.3
73.3
13.3
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
0.6
7.5
-6.9
Improving
9
22.0
56.6
21.4
General business activity
-9.9
-1.3
-8.6
Worsening
2
20.0
50.0
29.9
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
36.7
43.4
-6.7
Increasing
27
52.2
32.3
15.5
Employment
13.5
23.6
-10.1
Increasing
17
29.9
53.7
16.4
Part-time employment
-3.4
8.4
-11.8
Decreasing
1
12.8
71.1
16.2
Hours worked
4.1
5.9
-1.8
Increasing
10
18.7
66.6
14.6
Wages and benefits
32.3
25.8
+6.5
Increasing
29
38.4
55.5
6.1
Input prices
37.4
49.2
-11.8
Increasing
25
47.8
41.8
10.4
Selling prices
30.3
46.2
-15.9
Increasing
25
40.9
48.5
10.6
Capital expenditures
20.0
27.6
-7.6
Increasing
2
33.8
52.3
13.8
Inventories
7.5
26.5
-19.0
Increasing
17
29.9
47.8
22.4
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
26.6
45.1
-18.5
Increasing
26
43.4
39.8
16.8
Internet sales
18.9
30.6
-11.7
Increasing
26
26.4
66.0
7.5
Catalog sales
4.5
9.1
-4.6
Increasing
5
13.6
77.3
9.1
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
14.7
25.9
-11.2
Improving
25
29.0
56.8
14.3
General business activity
7.7
22.1
-14.4
Improving
25
26.0
55.7
18.3

*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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