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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

Results Table

  • Texas Survice Sector Outlook Survey
  • Texas Retail Outlook Survey
March 2012
 

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
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Mar
Index
Feb
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
16.5
22.8
-6.3
Increasing
29
32.6
51.3
16.1
Employment
7.7
15.5
-7.8
Increasing
25
17.4
72.9
9.7
Part-time employment
6.8
0.5
+6.3
Increasing
7
10.0
86.8
3.2
9.0
12.4
-3.4
Increasing
13
12.8
83.4
3.8
Wages and benefits
13.8
17.4
-3.6
Increasing
32
14.5
84.8
0.7
Input prices
33.8
31.5
+2.3
Increasing
35
36.1
61.6
2.3
Selling prices
12.4
12.7
-0.3
Increasing
15
18.4
75.6
6.0
Capital expenditures
15.3
15.3
0.0
Increasing
31
21.1
73.1
5.8
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Mar
Index
Feb
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
11.5
22.5
-11.0
Improving
7
21.5
68.5
10.0
General business activity
18.9
24.6
-5.7
Improving
5
26.8
65.3
7.9
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Mar
Index
Feb
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
35.2
44.6
-9.4
Increasing
37
45.6
43.9
10.4
Employment
20.9
32.5
-11.6
Increasing
38
32.7
55.5
11.8
Part-time employment
8.8
8.9
-0.1
Increasing
9
14.3
80.2
5.5
5.1
8.3
-3.2
Increasing
31
10.4
84.3
5.3
Wages and benefits
33.2
36.1
-2.9
Increasing
63
35.2
62.8
2.0
Input prices
48.2
47.0
+1.2
Increasing
63
49.5
49.1
1.3
Selling prices
30.7
31.1
-0.4
Increasing
32
34.8
61.1
4.1
Capital expenditures
25.9
28.1
-2.2
Increasing
36
32.3
61.4
6.4
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Mar
Index
Feb
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
26.0
31.8
-5.8
Improving
7
34.5
57.0
8.5
General business activity
27.5
27.1
+0.4
Improving
6
32.6
62.3
5.1

*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.

March 2012
 

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 Mar
Index
Feb
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
22.0
17.5
+4.5
Increasing
10
41.6
38.9
19.6
Employment
13.1
8.6
+4.5
Increasing
8
21.9
69.3
8.8
Part-time employment
4.6
3.3
+1.3
Increasing
2
9.1
86.4
4.5
Hours worked
8.2
10.9
-2.7
Increasing
6
16.0
76.2
7.8
Wages and benefits
10.7
12.1
-1.4
Increasing
19
13.4
83.9
2.7
Input prices
34.9
27.8
+7.1
Increasing
20
41.0
52.9
6.1
Selling prices
23.0
17.0
+6.0
Increasing
20
31.9
59.2
8.9
Capital expenditures
18.9
14.3
+4.6
Increasing
12
29.0
60.9
10.1
Inventories
12.8
22.2
-9.4
Increasing
9
27.5
57.8
14.7
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
29.3
13.9
+15.4
Increasing
10
44.1
41.1
14.8
Internet sales
15.1
6.2
+8.9
Increasing
2
22.6
69.8
7.5
Catalog sales
7.1
2.4
+4.7
Increasing
2
11.9
83.3
4.8
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Mar
Index
Feb
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
26.5
27.6
-1.1
Improving
7
36.6
53.3
10.1
General business activity
21.5
36.9
-15.4
Improving
6
34.5
52.5
13.0
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Mar
Index
Feb
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
41.5
42.8
-1.3
Increasing
37
49.5
42.6
8.0
Employment
24.6
32.8
-8.2
Increasing
27
32.3
60.0
7.7
Part-time employment
6.0
8.3
-2.3
Increasing
6
9.9
86.2
3.9
Hours worked
0.3
11.7
-11.4
Increasing
30
9.9
80.5
9.6
Wages and benefits
30.5
28.2
+2.3
Increasing
39
33.0
64.5
2.5
Input prices
48.5
46.6
+1.9
Increasing
35
50.0
48.5
1.5
Selling prices
41.2
40.0
+1.2
Increasing
35
41.2
58.8
0.0
Capital expenditures
35.8
38.4
-2.6
Increasing
12
43.3
49.3
7.5
Inventories
8.8
16.9
-8.1
Increasing
28
23.2
62.4
14.4
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
40.4
46.5
-6.1
Increasing
36
46.9
46.6
6.5
Internet sales
15.4
31.1
-15.7
Increasing
36
21.2
73.1
5.8
Catalog sales
2.5
17.9
-15.4
Increasing
8
9.8
82.9
7.3
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Mar
Index
Feb
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
36.6
36.4
+0.2
Improving
35
40.2
56.2
3.6
General business activity
29.6
29.0
+0.6
Improving
6
36.1
57.4
6.5

*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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