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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

Results Table

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

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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
Revenue
8.8
6.4
+2.4
Increasing
21
31.1
46.7
22.3
Employment
3.7
2.8
+0.9
Increasing
17
18.3
67.1
14.6
Part-time employment
1.2
0.1
+1.1
Increasing
5
10.5
80.2
9.3
3.7
2.7
+1.0
Increasing
5
11.4
80.9
7.7
Wages and benefits
15.6
12.7
+2.9
Increasing
22
17.9
79.8
2.3
Input prices
29.4
34.6
-5.2
Increasing
27
33.2
63.0
3.8
Selling prices
6.4
7.2
-0.8
Increasing
7
16.9
72.6
10.5
Capital expenditures
11.1
11.9
-0.8
Increasing
23
23.4
64.3
12.3
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
1.7
-5.9
+7.6
Improving
1
20.9
59.9
19.2
General business activity
-0.2
-12.0
+11.8
Worsening
3
19.6
60.6
19.8
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
Revenue
33.8
27.5
+6.3
Increasing
29
50.6
32.6
16.8
Employment
13.4
13.6
-0.2
Increasing
28
29.2
55.0
15.8
Part-time employment
2.9
-0.2
+3.1
Increasing
1
15.4
72.1
12.5
4.2
1.6
+2.6
Increasing
23
12.3
79.6
8.1
Wages and benefits
31.4
32.6
-1.2
Increasing
55
35.5
60.4
4.1
Input prices
47.9
48.1
-0.2
Increasing
55
52.2
43.5
4.3
Selling prices
16.3
19.7
-3.4
Increasing
24
29.4
57.5
13.1
Capital expenditures
21.4
15.0
+6.4
Increasing
28
32.6
56.2
11.2
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
15.0
6.5
+8.5
Improving
28
32.6
49.9
17.6
General business activity
10.1
-1.5
+11.6
Improving
1
27.8
54.5
17.7

*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.

July 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 Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
0.0
4.6
-4.6
No Change
1
29.4
41.3
29.4
Employment
-5.6
9.5
-15.1
Decreasing
1
10.0
74.4
15.6
Part-time employment
1.6
1.6
0.0
Increasing
2
11.3
79.0
9.7
Hours worked
-1.6
3.0
-4.6
Decreasing
1
9.2
80.0
10.8
Wages and benefits
10.8
12.2
-1.4
Increasing
5
15.4
80.0
4.6
Input prices
33.1
36.6
-3.5
Increasing
12
39.0
55.1
5.9
Selling prices
20.8
24.5
-3.7
Increasing
12
33.1
54.6
12.3
Capital expenditures
6.3
12.1
-5.8
Increasing
4
17.2
71.9
10.9
Inventories
12.0
-2.3
+14.3
Increasing
1
29.8
52.4
17.8
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
5.7
12.9
-7.2
Increasing
2
33.9
37.8
28.2
Internet sales
14.5
-2.1
+16.6
Increasing
1
20.8
72.9
6.3
Catalog sales
-2.5
2.3
-4.8
Decreasing
1
7.3
82.9
9.8
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
-6.9
0.0
-6.9
Worsening
1
18.3
56.5
25.2
General business activity
-16.4
-5.8
-10.6
Worsening
4
14.7
54.2
31.1
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
29.1
36.7
-7.6
Increasing
29
46.0
37.1
16.9
Employment
3.0
12.5
-9.5
Increasing
19
21.5
60.0
18.5
Part-time employment
-8.1
-10.4
+2.3
Decreasing
3
8.7
74.5
16.8
Hours worked
2.2
2.3
-0.1
Increasing
12
12.5
77.2
10.3
Wages and benefits
28.4
24.4
+4.0
Increasing
31
33.6
61.2
5.2
Input prices
42.2
48.4
-6.2
Increasing
27
51.6
39.1
9.4
Selling prices
34.9
33.4
+1.5
Increasing
27
47.6
39.7
12.7
Capital expenditures
14.3
12.5
+1.8
Increasing
4.0
28.6
57.1
14.3
Inventories
-1.6
3.1
-4.7
Decreasing
1
23.8
50.8
25.4
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
26.4
36.2
-9.8
Increasing
28
45.1
36.3
18.7
Internet sales
19.2
19.1
+0.1
Increasing
28
27.7
63.8
8.5
Catalog sales
-2.5
4.6
-7.1
Decreasing
1
10.0
77.5
12.5
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
11.3
24.2
-12.9
Improving
27
30.3
50.7
19.0
General business activity
10.9
17.7
-6.8
Improving
27
25.6
59.7
14.7

*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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