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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

Results Table

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

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Dec
Index
Nov
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
9.0
14.0
-5.0
Increasing
26
26.2
56.6
17.2
Employment
8.8
5.5
+3.3
Increasing
22
19.9
69.0
11.1
Part-time employment
0.0
0.2
-0.2
Unchanged
1
8.4
83.2
8.4
2.1
2.7
-0.6
Increasing
10
10.1
81.9
8.0
Wages and benefits
12.6
13.3
-0.7
Increasing
27
15.4
81.8
2.8
Input prices
31.5
32.7
-1.2
Increasing
32
33.0
65.5
1.5
Selling prices
1.6
8.8
-7.2
Increasing
12
11.7
78.2
10.1
Capital expenditures
14.8
11.8
+3.0
Increasing
28
23.1
68.6
8.3
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Dec
Index
Nov
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
11.2
10.3
+0.9
Improving
3
20.2
70.8
9.0
General business activity
6.7
7.4
-0.7
Improving
2
20.8
65.1
14.1
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Dec
Index
Nov
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
45.2
36.6
+8.6
Increasing
34
52.9
39.4
7.7
Employment
22.8
16.2
+6.6
Increasing
33
34.2
54.4
11.4
Part-time employment
9.6
7.7
+1.9
Increasing
6
14.6
80.4
5.0
7.1
9.3
-2.2
Increasing
28
12.6
81.9
5.5
Wages and benefits
33.7
32.9
+0.8
Increasing
60
37.0
59.7
3.3
Input prices
51.5
46.7
+4.8
Increasing
60
55.4
40.7
3.9
Selling prices
22.7
26.4
-3.7
Increasing
29
31.7
59.3
9.0
Capital expenditures
27.8
25.6
+2.2
Increasing
33
36.6
54.6
8.8
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Dec
Index
Nov
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
23.6
19.9
+3.7
Improving
4
34.1
55.4
10.5
General business activity
18.2
15.5
+2.7
Improving
3
31.0
56.2
12.8

*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.

December 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 Dec
Index
Nov
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
11.0
12.8
-1.8
Increasing
5
31.3
48.3
20.3
Employment
8.8
8.2
+0.6
Increasing
5
20.0
68.8
11.2
Part-time employment
1.6
-6.2
+7.8
Increasing
1
9.7
82.3
8.1
Hours worked
0.0
7.5
-7.5
No Change
1
15.4
69.2
15.4
Wages and benefits
9.2
14.9
-5.7
Increasing
10
12.3
84.6
3.1
Input prices
29.8
36.6
-6.8
Increasing
17
34.0
61.8
4.2
Selling prices
10.9
26.4
-15.5
Increasing
17
22.5
65.9
11.6
Capital expenditures
4.6
12.1
-7.5
Increasing
9
16.9
70.8
12.3
Inventories
25.3
22.8
+2.5
Increasing
6
31.9
61.5
6.6
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
16.2
11.5
+4.7
Increasing
7
32.8
50.6
16.6
Internet sales
13.7
2.1
+11.6
Increasing
6
23.5
66.7
9.8
Catalog sales
7.0
-9.3
+16.3
Increasing
1
16.3
74.4
9.3
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Dec
Index
Nov
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
22.1
13.2
+8.9
Improving
4
30.2
61.7
8.1
General business activity
16.4
5.2
+11.2
Improving
3
29.1
58.2
12.7
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Dec
Index
Nov
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
62.6
45.9
+16.7
Increasing
34
62.6
37.4
0.0
Employment
23.8
15.1
+8.7
Increasing
24
34.9
54.0
11.1
Part-time employment
9.1
6.4
+2.7
Increasing
3
13.5
82.1
4.4
Hours worked
10.2
6.3
+3.9
Increasing
3
14.4
81.4
4.2
Wages and benefits
30.2
37.8
-7.6
Increasing
36
31.5
67.2
1.3
Input prices
46.0
46.2
-0.2
Increasing
32
50.8
44.4
4.8
Selling prices
41.2
41.0
+0.2
Increasing
32
46.0
49.2
4.8
Capital expenditures
25.4
25.0
+0.4
Increasing
9
34.9
55.6
9.5
Inventories
16.7
13.8
+2.9
Increasing
3
31.7
53.3
15.0
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
47.9
50.5
-2.6
Increasing
33
49.7
48.6
1.8
Internet sales
20.8
30.4
-9.6
Increasing
33
27.1
66.7
6.3
Catalog sales
7.7
15.0
-7.3
Increasing
5
15.4
76.9
7.7
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Dec
Index
Nov
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
46.7
28.5
+18.2
Improving
32
48.9
48.9
2.2
General business activity
36.8
25.4
+11.4
Improving
3
41.0
54.8
4.2

*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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