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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

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  • Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey
  • Texas Retail Outlook Survey
February 2013
 

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Feb
Index
Jan
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
14.2
8.4
+5.8
Increasing
40
33.5
47.2
19.3
Employment
13.4
6.4
+7.0
Increasing
36
21.6
70.2
8.2
Part-time employment
3.8
-0.7
+4.5
Increasing
1
10.1
83.6
6.3
3.4
-0.2
+3.6
Increasing
1
10.5
82.4
7.1
Wages and benefits
12.3
12.1
+0.2
Increasing
45
17.4
77.5
5.1
Input prices
28.9
27.1
+1.8
Increasing
46
31.0
66.9
2.1
Selling prices
11.0
11.7
-0.7
Increasing
27
18.7
73.6
7.7
Capital expenditures
12.5
13.8
-1.3
Increasing
42
18.3
75.8
5.8
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Feb
Index
Jan
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
6.3
7.5
-1.2
Improving
17
18.7
68.9
12.4
General business activity
5.2
5.8
-0.6
Improving
16
18.7
67.8
13.5
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Feb
Index
Jan
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
39.0
44.2
-5.2
Increasing
48
50.5
38.0
11.5
Employment
23.8
27.0
-3.2
Increasing
45
34.5
54.9
10.7
Part-time employment
11.7
9.4
+2.3
Increasing
8
17.9
75.9
6.2
8.4
6.4
+2.0
Increasing
42
13.4
81.6
5.0
Wages and benefits
37.6
42.4
-4.8
Increasing
74
42.4
52.8
4.8
Input prices
46.5
48.8
-2.3
Increasing
74
49.9
46.7
3.4
Selling prices
31.0
29.8
+1.2
Increasing
46
38.4
54.2
7.4
Capital expenditures
21.1
19.8
+1.3
Increasing
47
28.7
63.7
7.6
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Feb
Index
Jan
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
9.6
15.0
-5.4
Improving
18
24.7
60.2
15.1
General business activity
15.4
14.4
+1.0
Improving
17
28.2
59.0
12.8

*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.

February 2013
 

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 Feb
Index
Jan
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
12.4
14.8
-2.4
Increasing
7
35.3
41.8
22.9
Employment
21.7
2.7
+19.0
Increasing
19
27.3
67.1
5.6
Part-time employment
6.3
-3.0
+9.3
Increasing
1
14.1
78.1
7.8
Hours worked
8.5
4.8
+3.7
Increasing
3
14.0
80.5
5.5
Wages and benefits
7.5
15.5
-8.0
Increasing
24
12.7
82.1
5.2
Input prices
21.7
24.7
-3.0
Increasing
44
26.9
67.9
5.2
Selling prices
20.3
9.0
+11.3
Increasing
7
24.3
71.7
4.0
Capital expenditures
14.9
4.4
+10.5
Increasing
3
20.9
73.1
6.0
Inventories
13.2
21.6
-8.4
Increasing
9
30.8
51.6
17.6
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
23.1
20.1
+3.0
Increasing
21
40.6
41.9
17.5
Internet sales
9.6
2.0
+7.6
Increasing
7
19.2
71.2
9.6
Catalog sales
-2.1
0.0
-2.1
Decreasing
1
8.5
80.9
10.6
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Feb
Index
Jan
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
22.1
11.5
+10.6
Improving
7
30.3
61.5
8.2
General business activity
10.3
5.3
+5.0
Improving
3
26.5
57.3
16.2
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Feb
Index
Jan
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
39.8
42.6
-2.8
Increasing
48
50.9
38.0
11.1
Employment
25.6
21.1
+4.5
Increasing
38
31.9
61.7
6.3
Part-time employment
9.9
12.5
-2.6
Increasing
3
16.5
76.9
6.6
Hours worked
8.3
7.9
+0.4
Increasing
11
15.6
77.1
7.3
Wages and benefits
33.3
32.2
+1.1
Increasing
50
37.2
58.9
3.9
Input prices
43.7
44.1
-0.4
Increasing
46
48.4
46.9
4.7
Selling prices
34.3
44.2
-9.9
Increasing
46
40.6
53.1
6.3
Capital expenditures
26.1
26.9
-0.8
Increasing
23
32.3
61.5
6.2
Inventories
8.4
14.9
-6.5
Increasing
39
27.2
54.0
18.8
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
33.7
42.9
-9.2
Increasing
47
45.1
43.5
11.4
Internet sales
28.6
30.0
-1.4
Increasing
47
32.7
63.3
4.1
Catalog sales
3.6
6.6
-3.0
Increasing
9
11.8
80.0
8.2
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Feb
Index
Jan
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
23.0
11.6
+11.4
Improving
46
33.7
55.6
10.7
General business activity
18.8
13.7
+5.1
Improving
17
34.0
50.8
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.

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