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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

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  • Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey
  • Texas Retail Outlook Survey
December 2012
 

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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
14.0
11.1
+2.9
Increasing
38
35.7
42.6
21.7
Employment
10.1
8.2
+1.9
Increasing
34
17.8
74.5
7.7
Part-time employment
5.1
4.2
+0.9
Increasing
16
10.6
83.9
5.5
5.3
0.7
+4.6
Increasing
22
12.8
79.7
7.5
Wages and benefits
15.8
10.1
+5.7
Increasing
41
18.3
79.2
2.5
Input prices
31.9
28.4
+3.5
Increasing
44
32.0
67.9
0.1
Selling prices
7.4
6.0
+1.4
Increasing
24
13.8
79.8
6.4
Capital expenditures
8.6
6.9
+1.7
Increasing
40
19.5
69.6
10.9
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
8.7
5.8
+2.9
Improving
16
20.6
67.5
11.9
General business activity
11.6
7.1
+4.5
Improving
14
24.4
62.8
12.8
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
37.6
28.4
+9.2
Increasing
46
49.2
39.3
11.6
Employment
24.4
21.6
+2.8
Increasing
45
35.8
52.8
11.4
Part-time employment
8.6
8.0
+0.6
Increasing
6
13.6
81.4
5.0
6.0
1.0
+5.0
Increasing
40
11.7
82.6
5.7
Wages and benefits
37.5
33.3
+4.2
Increasing
72
40.1
57.3
2.6
Input prices
53.1
48.7
+4.4
Increasing
72
54.7
43.7
1.6
Selling prices
33.5
24.0
+9.5
Increasing
41
38.5
56.5
5.0
Capital expenditures
22.8
17.1
+5.7
Increasing
45
33.5
55.8
10.7
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
16.8
1.4
+15.4
Improving
16
32.0
52.8
15.2
General business activity
11.7
6.9
+4.8
Improving
15
27.7
56.3
16.0

*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 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 Dec
Index
Nov
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
7.6
6.8
+0.8
Increasing
5
35.1
37.3
27.5
Employment
7.1
6.7
+0.4
Increasing
17
15.4
76.3
8.3
Part-time employment
0.0
1.5
-1.5
No Change
1
10.0
80.0
10.0
Hours worked
7.7
0.7
+7.0
Increasing
6
15.7
76.3
8.0
Wages and benefits
13.0
8.6
+4.4
Increasing
28
15.7
81.6
2.7
Input prices
32.6
25.5
+7.1
Increasing
29
34.6
63.4
2.0
Selling prices
20.9
20.2
+0.7
Increasing
5
28.4
64.1
7.5
Capital expenditures
4.8
-1.5
+6.3
Increasing
1
17.7
69.4
12.9
Inventories
15.9
14.7
+1.2
Increasing
18
31.8
52.3
15.9
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
20.8
10.5
+10.3
Increasing
19
35.3
50.2
14.5
Internet sales
14.6
8.4
+6.2
Increasing
5
18.8
77.1
4.2
Catalog sales
10.0
-10.9
+20.9
Increasing
1
15.0
80.0
5.0
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
5.9
3.2
+2.7
Improving
5
25.7
54.5
19.8
General business activity
12.3
7.8
+4.5
Improving
5
31.4
49.6
19.1
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
47.3
42.1
+5.2
Increasing
46
56.9
33.5
9.6
Employment
24.2
18.8
+5.4
Increasing
36
37.1
50.0
12.9
Part-time employment
8.8
-1.5
+10.3
Increasing
1
13.2
82.4
4.4
Hours worked
8.9
8.4
+0.5
Increasing
39
18.1
72.7
9.2
Wages and benefits
37.6
29.7
+7.9
Increasing
48
40.0
57.6
2.4
Input prices
51.7
52.3
-0.6
Increasing
44
56.5
38.7
4.8
Selling prices
48.4
38.5
+9.9
Increasing
44
51.7
45.0
3.3
Capital expenditures
23.0
13.8
+9.2
Increasing
21
36.1
50.8
13.1
Inventories
10.8
13.1
-2.3
Increasing
37
26.4
58.0
15.6
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
51.6
42.1
+9.5
Increasing
45
57.2
37.2
5.6
Internet sales
14.9
31.1
-16.2
Increasing
45
23.4
68.1
8.5
Catalog sales
5.0
13.9
-8.9
Increasing
3
12.5
80.0
7.5
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
30.8
12.9
+17.9
Improving
44
44.0
42.7
13.2
General business activity
26.5
10.2
+16.3
Improving
15
40.8
44.9
14.3

*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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