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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

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

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
10.0
2.4
+7.6
Increasing
34
30.4
49.1
20.4
Employment
6.3
8.6
-2.3
Increasing
30
18.1
70.1
11.8
Part-time employment
2.2
2.4
-0.2
Increasing
12
10.8
80.6
8.6
0.8
3.5
-2.7
Increasing
18
10.4
80.0
9.6
Wages and benefits
9.4
14.2
-4.8
Increasing
37
14.0
81.4
4.6
Input prices
30.6
21.5
+9.1
Increasing
40
33.4
63.8
2.8
Selling prices
6.0
1.1
+4.9
Increasing
20
14.3
77.4
8.3
Capital expenditures
8.8
14.4
-5.6
Increasing
36
18.3
72.2
9.5
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
4.7
2.0
+2.7
Improving
12
18.1
68.5
13.4
General business activity
8.4
8.0
+0.4
Improving
10
23.2
62.0
14.8
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
33.1
28.1
+5.0
Increasing
42
47.6
37.9
14.5
Employment
21.8
21.4
+0.4
Increasing
41
35.5
50.8
13.7
Part-time employment
4.9
10.0
-5.1
Increasing
2
14.0
76.9
9.1
2.9
6.9
-4.0
Increasing
36
10.7
81.5
7.8
Wages and benefits
35.6
30.5
+5.1
Increasing
68
39.6
56.4
4.0
Input prices
45.7
44.4
+1.3
Increasing
68
49.8
46.1
4.1
Selling prices
21.4
14.4
+7.0
Increasing
37
30.0
61.4
8.6
Capital expenditures
20.3
19.4
+0.9
Increasing
41
33.2
54.0
12.9
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
12.0
8.9
+3.1
Improving
12
26.4
59.2
14.4
General business activity
10.9
10.1
+0.8
Improving
11
26.1
58.7
15.2

*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.

August 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 Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
17.7
-3.6
+21.3
Increasing
1
38.5
40.6
20.8
Employment
8.1
12.3
-4.2
Increasing
13
15.3
77.5
7.2
Part-time employment
4.7
3.4
+1.3
Increasing
7
14.1
76.6
9.4
Hours worked
3.4
4.5
-1.1
Increasing
2
17.5
68.4
14.1
Wages and benefits
5.5
5.8
-0.3
Increasing
24
10.7
84.1
5.2
Input prices
30.4
5.2
+25.2
Increasing
25
36.6
57.2
6.2
Selling prices
22.4
-0.7
+23.1
Increasing
1
25.2
72.0
2.8
Capital expenditures
13.5
11.3
+2.2
Increasing
17
28.4
56.7
14.9
Inventories
13.6
14.9
-1.3
Increasing
14
29.8
54.0
16.2
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
26.3
10.6
+15.7
Increasing
15
39.4
47.6
13.1
Internet sales
21.8
-2.1
+23.9
Increasing
1
26.1
69.6
4.3
Catalog sales
4.9
2.6
+2.3
Increasing
3
12.2
80.5
7.3
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
3.7
-5.6
+9.3
Improving
1
17.1
69.5
13.4
General business activity
15.2
-6.5
+21.7
Improving
1
29.9
55.4
14.7
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
44.5
41.2
+3.3
Increasing
42
58.9
26.7
14.4
Employment
20.6
10.1
+10.5
Increasing
32
33.3
54.0
12.7
Part-time employment
7.8
9.3
-1.5
Increasing
11
14.1
79.6
6.3
Hours worked
8.9
6.1
+2.8
Increasing
35
17.9
73.1
9.0
Wages and benefits
29.9
26.6
+3.3
Increasing
44
35.0
59.9
5.1
Input prices
28.6
33.9
-5.3
Increasing
40
38.1
52.4
9.5
Selling prices
30.2
23.7
+6.5
Increasing
40
36.5
57.1
6.3
Capital expenditures
15.9
11.8
+4.1
Increasing
17
28.6
58.7
12.7
Inventories
18.0
20.5
-2.5
Increasing
33
31.8
54.4
13.8
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
54.1
41.7
+12.4
Increasing
41
58.3
37.5
4.2
Internet sales
33.4
22.8
+10.6
Increasing
41
37.8
57.8
4.4
Catalog sales
10.2
8.1
+2.1
Increasing
3
17.9
74.4
7.7
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
21.1
18.7
+2.4
Improving
40
32.3
56.5
11.2
General business activity
13.7
8.7
+5.0
Improving
11
29.6
54.5
15.9

*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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