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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

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

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Apr
Index
Mar
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
6.1
15.4
-9.3
Increasing
42
30.2
45.7
24.1
Employment
9.2
8.3
+0.9
Increasing
38
18.8
71.6
9.6
Part-time employment
1.4
5.8
-4.4
Increasing
3
9.1
83.2
7.7
7.1
3.1
+4.0
Increasing
3
12.4
82.3
5.3
Wages and benefits
15.7
11.6
+4.1
Increasing
47
18.6
78.5
2.9
Input prices
26.0
25.3
+0.7
Increasing
48
28.6
68.8
2.6
Selling prices
6.4
5.8
+0.6
Increasing
29
16.4
73.6
10.0
Capital expenditures
7.5
15.8
-8.3
Increasing
44
14.4
78.7
6.9
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Apr
Index
Mar
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
4.1
6.2
-2.1
Improving
19
20.1
63.9
16.0
General business activity
3.7
9.8
-6.1
Improving
18
20.9
61.9
17.2
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Apr
Index
Mar
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
33.9
42.7
-8.8
Increasing
50
48.5
37.0
14.6
Employment
24.4
25.6
-1.2
Increasing
47
35.2
53.9
10.8
Part-time employment
6.5
15.7
-9.2
Increasing
10
16.5
73.5
10.0
8.2
7.9
+0.3
Increasing
44
13.8
80.6
5.6
Wages and benefits
34.7
39.7
-5.0
Increasing
76
37.8
59.1
3.1
Input prices
45.1
46.7
-1.6
Increasing
76
47.3
50.7
2.2
Selling prices
21.1
27.9
-6.8
Increasing
48
30.6
59.9
9.5
Capital expenditures
17.9
25.4
-7.5
Increasing
49
27.2
63.6
9.3
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Apr
Index
Mar
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
11.0
20.7
-9.7
Improving
20
27.5
56.0
16.5
General business activity
10.8
18.7
-7.9
Improving
19
26.9
57.0
16.1

*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.

April 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 Apr
Index
Mar
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
-4.4
8.4
-12.8
Decreasing
1
26.9
41.9
31.3
Employment
6.1
8.9
-2.8
Increasing
21
16.2
73.7
10.1
Part-time employment
-6.4
10.7
-17.1
Decreasing
1
8.1
77.4
14.5
Hours worked
-2.5
1.6
-4.1
Decreasing
1
7.4
82.7
9.9
Wages and benefits
4.6
13.7
-9.1
Increasing
26
7.4
89.8
2.8
Input prices
14.4
12.5
+1.9
Increasing
46
21.3
71.8
6.9
Selling prices
7.3
7.4
-0.1
Increasing
9
16.1
75.1
8.8
Capital expenditures
0.0
22.0
-22.0
No Change
1
12.5
75.0
12.5
Inventories
6.2
9.2
-3.0
Increasing
11
27.3
51.6
21.1
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
4.2
9.8
-5.6
Increasing
23
29.6
45.0
25.4
Internet sales
-6.0
11.4
-17.4
Decreasing
1
8.0
78.0
14.0
Catalog sales
-11.9
0.0
-11.9
Decreasing
1
2.4
83.3
14.3
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Apr
Index
Mar
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
-0.8
7.6
-8.4
Worsening
1
18.9
61.4
19.7
General business activity
-7.4
7.4
-14.8
Worsening
1
16.7
59.2
24.1
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Apr
Index
Mar
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
29.9
47.2
-17.3
Increasing
50
45.7
38.6
15.8
Employment
19.3
25.5
-6.2
Increasing
40
30.9
57.4
11.6
Part-time employment
7.5
7.4
+0.1
Increasing
5
18.8
69.9
11.3
Hours worked
3.9
5.9
-2.0
Increasing
13
16.2
71.5
12.3
Wages and benefits
25.6
32.1
-6.5
Increasing
52
31.4
62.7
5.8
Input prices
31.1
33.9
-2.8
Increasing
48
34.4
62.3
3.3
Selling prices
21.3
37.5
-16.2
Increasing
48
31.1
59.0
9.8
Capital expenditures
6.7
14.6
-7.9
Increasing
25
26.7
53.3
20.0
Inventories
14.3
27.8
-13.5
Increasing
41
33.7
46.9
19.4
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
28.9
48.3
-19.4
Increasing
49
43.9
41.0
15.0
Internet sales
11.1
14.7
-3.6
Increasing
49
20.0
71.1
8.9
Catalog sales
0.5
9.8
-9.3
Increasing
11
11.1
78.3
10.6
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Apr
Index
Mar
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
8.0
23.3
-15.3
Improving
48
25.1
57.8
17.1
General business activity
11.3
26.9
-15.6
Improving
19
28.7
53.9
17.4

*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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