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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

Results Table

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

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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
10.1
12.6
-2.5
Increasing
31
30.0
50.1
19.9
Employment
11.1
11.1
+0.0
Increasing
27
21.1
68.9
10.0
Part-time employment
7.9
6.1
+1.8
Increasing
9
12.6
82.7
4.7
7.7
11.1
-3.4
Increasing
15
12.9
81.9
5.2
Wages and benefits
13.8
16.8
-3.0
Increasing
34
15.7
82.4
1.9
Input prices
22.7
28.3
-5.6
Increasing
37
26.7
69.3
4.0
Selling prices
5.0
9.7
-4.7
Increasing
17
15.7
73.5
10.7
Capital expenditures
15.9
20.1
-4.2
Increasing
33
24.1
67.7
8.2
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
8.5
10.1
-1.6
Improving
9
20.6
67.3
12.1
General business activity
5.3
12.0
-6.7
Improving
7
19.9
65.5
14.6
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
45.0
46.4
-1.4
Increasing
39
54.1
36.8
9.1
Employment
25.4
22.6
+2.8
Increasing
38
33.2
59.0
7.8
Part-time employment
6.2
8.0
-1.8
Increasing
11
14.2
77.8
8.0
6.2
9.5
-3.3
Increasing
33
10.6
85.0
4.4
Wages and benefits
32.6
37.1
-4.5
Increasing
65
35.0
62.6
2.4
Input prices
42.8
54.4
-11.6
Increasing
65
46.5
49.9
3.7
Selling prices
23.0
26.6
-3.6
Increasing
34
31.1
60.8
8.1
Capital expenditures
24.3
29.8
-5.5
Increasing
38
35.3
53.7
11.0
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
20.0
24.7
-4.7
Improving
9
29.7
60.6
9.7
General business activity
13.1
18.9
-5.8
Improving
8
24.7
63.7
11.6

*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.

May 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 May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
10.9
10.6
+0.3
Increasing
12
34.5
41.9
23.6
Employment
10.8
14.4
-3.6
Increasing
10
14.1
82.6
3.3
Part-time employment
13.1
4.8
+8.3
Increasing
4
16.4
80.3
3.3
Hours worked
4.6
7.1
-2.5
Increasing
8
14.4
75.8
9.8
Wages and benefits
12.2
8.4
+3.8
Increasing
21
13.8
84.6
1.6
Input prices
17.0
18.4
-1.4
Increasing
22
25.2
66.6
8.2
Selling prices
7.5
1.2
+6.3
Increasing
22
21.6
64.3
14.1
Capital expenditures
9.7
10.6
-0.9
Increasing
14
19.4
71.0
9.7
Inventories
2.7
11.0
-8.3
Increasing
11
23.3
56.2
20.6
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
11.9
17.4
-5.5
Increasing
12
30.2
51.5
18.3
Internet sales
10.2
0.0
+10.2
Increasing
1
18.4
73.5
8.2
Catalog sales
0.0
-11.4
+11.4
No Change
1
9.1
81.8
9.1
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
8.6
13.7
-5.1
Improving
9
20.9
66.8
12.3
General business activity
8.8
13.9
-5.1
Improving
8
24.5
59.8
15.7
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
45.0
43.0
+2.0
Increasing
39
53.9
37.2
8.9
Employment
30.5
23.8
+6.7
Increasing
29
35.6
59.3
5.1
Part-time employment
8.9
9.3
-0.4
Increasing
8
17.0
74.9
8.1
Hours worked
7.2
2.3
+4.9
Increasing
32
12.9
81.4
5.7
Wages and benefits
21.6
24.4
-2.8
Increasing
41
27.6
66.4
6.0
Input prices
30.5
40.3
-9.8
Increasing
37
37.3
55.9
6.8
Selling prices
32.2
33.9
-1.7
Increasing
37
39.0
54.2
6.8
Capital expenditures
25.9
38.7
-12.8
Increasing
14
32.8
60.3
6.9
Inventories
17.4
10.0
+7.4
Increasing
30
30.4
56.6
13.0
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
40.1
38.6
+1.5
Increasing
38
50.8
38.5
10.7
Internet sales
18.2
19.2
-1.0
Increasing
38
25.0
68.2
6.8
Catalog sales
0.0
14.3
-14.3
No Change
1
7.7
84.6
7.7
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
18.4
25.1
-6.7
Improving
37
28.3
61.8
9.9
General business activity
11.7
26.4
-14.7
Improving
8
23.0
65.7
11.3

*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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