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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

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

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Mar
Index
Feb
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
15.4
14.2
+1.2
Increasing
41
34.3
46.9
18.9
Employment
8.3
13.4
-5.1
Increasing
37
19.3
69.8
11.0
Part-time employment
5.8
3.8
+2.0
Increasing
2
11.2
83.4
5.4
3.1
3.4
-0.3
Increasing
2
9.8
83.5
6.7
Wages and benefits
11.6
12.3
-0.7
Increasing
46
15.3
81.0
3.7
Input prices
25.3
28.9
-3.6
Increasing
47
28.9
67.5
3.6
Selling prices
5.8
11.0
-5.2
Increasing
28
14.9
76.0
9.1
Capital expenditures
15.8
12.5
+3.3
Increasing
43
21.5
72.8
5.7
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Mar
Index
Feb
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
6.2
6.3
-0.1
Improving
18
22.5
61.2
16.3
General business activity
9.8
5.2
+4.6
Improving
17
23.3
63.2
13.5
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Mar
Index
Feb
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
42.7
39.0
+3.7
Increasing
49
54.9
32.9
12.2
Employment
25.6
23.8
+1.8
Increasing
46
35.2
55.2
9.6
Part-time employment
15.7
11.7
+4.0
Increasing
9
21.9
71.9
6.2
7.9
8.4
-0.5
Increasing
43
14.6
78.7
6.7
Wages and benefits
39.7
37.6
+2.1
Increasing
75
43.2
53.3
3.5
Input prices
46.7
46.5
+0.2
Increasing
75
49.7
47.4
3.0
Selling prices
27.9
31.0
-3.1
Increasing
47
37.7
52.5
9.8
Capital expenditures
25.4
21.1
+4.3
Increasing
48
33.9
57.5
8.5
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Mar
Index
Feb
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
20.7
9.6
+11.1
Improving
19
33.9
52.9
13.2
General business activity
18.7
15.4
+3.3
Improving
18
29.4
59.9
10.7

*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.

March 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 Mar
Index
Feb
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
8.4
12.4
-4.0
Increasing
8
33.0
42.5
24.6
Employment
8.9
21.7
-12.8
Increasing
20
18.8
71.3
9.9
Part-time employment
10.7
6.3
+4.4
Increasing
2
14.3
82.1
3.6
Hours worked
1.6
8.5
-6.9
Increasing
4
13.0
75.6
11.4
Wages and benefits
13.7
7.5
+6.2
Increasing
25
19.7
74.3
6.0
Input prices
12.5
21.7
-9.2
Increasing
45
21.4
69.7
8.9
Selling prices
7.4
20.3
-12.9
Increasing
8
15.4
76.6
8.0
Capital expenditures
22.0
14.9
+7.1
Increasing
4
25.4
71.2
3.4
Inventories
9.2
13.2
-4.0
Increasing
10
32.5
44.2
23.3
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
9.8
23.1
-13.3
Increasing
22
31.1
47.6
21.3
Internet sales
11.4
9.6
+1.8
Increasing
8
20.5
70.5
9.1
Catalog sales
0.0
-2.1
+2.1
No Change
1
12.8
74.4
12.8
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Mar
Index
Feb
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
7.6
22.1
-14.5
Improving
8
24.7
58.2
17.1
General business activity
7.4
10.3
-2.9
Improving
4
24.7
58.0
17.3
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Mar
Index
Feb
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
47.2
39.8
+7.4
Increasing
49
60.6
26.0
13.4
Employment
25.5
25.6
-0.1
Increasing
39
35.3
54.9
9.8
Part-time employment
7.4
9.9
-2.5
Increasing
4
16.6
74.2
9.2
Hours worked
5.9
8.3
-2.4
Increasing
12
18.8
68.3
12.9
Wages and benefits
32.1
33.3
-1.2
Increasing
51
39.5
53.1
7.4
Input prices
33.9
43.7
-9.8
Increasing
47
44.6
44.6
10.7
Selling prices
37.5
34.3
+3.2
Increasing
47
46.4
44.6
8.9
Capital expenditures
14.6
26.1
-11.5
Increasing
24
29.1
56.4
14.5
Inventories
27.8
8.4
+19.4
Increasing
40
45.7
36.4
17.9
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
48.3
33.7
+14.6
Increasing
48
59.6
29.1
11.3
Internet sales
14.7
28.6
-13.9
Increasing
48
22.0
70.7
7.3
Catalog sales
9.8
3.6
+6.2
Increasing
10
18.3
73.2
8.5
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Mar
Index
Feb
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
23.3
23.0
+0.3
Improving
47
37.3
48.7
14.0
General business activity
26.9
18.8
+8.1
Improving
18
39.0
48.9
12.1

*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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