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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

Results Table

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

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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
2.4
10.9
-8.5
Increasing
33
26.7
48.9
24.3
Employment
8.6
7.8
+0.8
Increasing
29
18.8
71.0
10.2
Part-time employment
2.4
3.1
-0.7
Increasing
11
10.3
81.8
7.9
3.5
1.0
+2.5
Increasing
17
11.0
81.5
7.5
Wages and benefits
14.2
16.4
-2.2
Increasing
36
16.8
80.6
2.6
Input prices
21.5
18.8
+2.7
Increasing
39
26.1
69.3
4.6
Selling prices
1.1
4.6
-3.5
Increasing
19
11.9
77.3
10.8
Capital expenditures
14.4
16.7
-2.3
Increasing
35
22.7
69.0
8.3
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
2.0
2.6
-0.6
Improving
11
20.0
62.0
18.0
General business activity
8.0
7.3
+0.7
Improving
9
24.9
58.1
16.9
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
28.1
27.2
+0.9
Increasing
41
47.2
33.7
19.1
Employment
21.4
17.6
+3.8
Increasing
40
35.2
51.0
13.8
Part-time employment
10.0
-0.9
+10.9
Increasing
1
18.7
72.6
8.7
6.9
6.8
+0.1
Increasing
35
12.8
81.3
5.9
Wages and benefits
30.5
34.4
-3.9
Increasing
67
34.4
61.7
3.9
Input prices
44.4
40.2
+4.2
Increasing
67
47.2
49.9
2.8
Selling prices
14.4
18.2
-3.8
Increasing
36
26.0
62.4
11.6
Capital expenditures
19.4
17.8
+1.6
Increasing
40
32.0
55.5
12.6
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
8.9
11.3
-2.4
Improving
11
26.7
55.5
17.8
General business activity
10.1
5.8
+4.3
Improving
10
26.4
57.3
16.3

*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.

July 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 Jul
Index
Jun
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
-3.6
7.0
-10.6
Decreasing
1
25.7
45.0
29.3
Employment
12.3
13.3
-1.0
Increasing
12
17.7
76.9
5.4
Part-time employment
3.4
4.9
-1.5
Increasing
6
6.7
90.0
3.3
Hours worked
4.5
-8.2
+12.7
Increasing
1
14.1
76.3
9.6
Wages and benefits
5.8
5.0
+0.8
Increasing
23
8.4
89.0
2.6
Input prices
5.2
8.2
-3.0
Increasing
24
16.6
72.0
11.4
Selling prices
-0.7
6.5
-7.2
Decreasing
1
13.2
72.9
13.9
Capital expenditures
11.3
15.6
-4.3
Increasing
16
19.4
72.6
8.1
Inventories
14.9
8.6
+6.3
Increasing
13
26.1
62.7
11.2
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
10.6
16.0
-5.4
Increasing
14
29.4
51.8
18.8
Internet sales
-2.1
11.3
-13.4
Decreasing
1
8.5
80.9
10.6
Catalog sales
2.6
5.1
-2.5
Increasing
2
7.7
87.2
5.1
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
-5.6
0.7
-6.3
Worsening
1
12.6
69.2
18.2
General business activity
-6.5
4.6
-11.1
Worsening
1
19.3
54.9
25.8
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
41.2
33.4
+7.8
Increasing
41
53.7
33.8
12.5
Employment
10.1
17.7
-7.6
Increasing
31
23.7
62.7
13.6
Part-time employment
9.3
4.8
+4.5
Increasing
10
16.3
76.7
7.0
Hours worked
6.1
8.2
-2.1
Increasing
34
11.9
82.3
5.8
Wages and benefits
26.6
22.3
+4.3
Increasing
43
29.5
67.6
2.9
Input prices
33.9
29.0
+4.9
Increasing
39
37.3
59.3
3.4
Selling prices
23.7
27.4
-3.7
Increasing
39
33.9
55.9
10.2
Capital expenditures
11.8
16.4
-4.6
Increasing
16
23.7
64.4
11.9
Inventories
20.5
16.8
+3.7
Increasing
32
31.5
57.5
11.0
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
41.7
34.2
+7.5
Increasing
40
51.9
37.9
10.2
Internet sales
22.8
31.9
-9.1
Increasing
40
27.3
68.2
4.5
Catalog sales
8.1
7.9
+0.2
Increasing
2
13.5
81.1
5.4
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
18.7
18.6
+0.1
Improving
39
27.9
62.9
9.2
General business activity
8.7
10.5
-1.8
Improving
10
25.4
57.9
16.7

*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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