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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

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

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
11.8
6.1
+5.7
Increasing
43
31.2
49.3
19.4
Employment
6.8
9.2
-2.4
Increasing
39
17.1
72.6
10.3
Part-time employment
4.0
1.4
+2.6
Increasing
4
9.6
84.8
5.6
4.5
7.1
-2.6
Increasing
4
10.7
83.1
6.2
Wages and benefits
14.1
15.7
-1.6
Increasing
48
17.8
78.5
3.7
Input prices
23.4
26.0
-2.6
Increasing
49
26.5
70.4
3.1
Selling prices
3.8
6.4
-2.6
Increasing
30
13.1
77.6
9.3
Capital expenditures
9.1
7.5
+1.6
Increasing
45
17.0
75.0
7.9
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
2.2
4.1
-1.9
Improving
20
17.2
67.8
15.0
General business activity
3.8
3.7
+0.1
Improving
19
18.7
66.4
14.9
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
33.5
33.9
-0.4
Increasing
51
50.0
33.5
16.5
Employment
16.7
24.4
-7.7
Increasing
48
31.9
52.9
15.2
Part-time employment
5.7
6.5
-0.8
Increasing
11
14.8
76.1
9.1
2.6
8.2
-5.6
Increasing
45
12.1
78.4
9.5
Wages and benefits
33.5
34.7
-1.2
Increasing
77
37.2
59.1
3.7
Input prices
49.4
45.1
+4.3
Increasing
77
53.3
42.8
3.9
Selling prices
20.8
21.1
-0.3
Increasing
49
29.6
61.6
8.8
Capital expenditures
14.9
17.9
-3.0
Increasing
50
24.7
65.4
9.8
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
13.4
11.0
+2.4
Improving
21
29.6
54.2
16.2
General business activity
16.9
10.8
+6.1
Improving
20
30.4
56.1
13.5

*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.

May 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 May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
11.6
-4.4
+16.0
Increasing
1
32.7
46.3
21.1
Employment
4.7
6.1
-1.4
Increasing
22
17.3
70.1
12.6
Part-time employment
0.0
-6.4
+6.4
No Change
1
9.1
81.8
9.1
Hours worked
-2.7
-2.5
-0.2
Decreasing
2
10.3
76.7
13.0
Wages and benefits
6.8
4.6
+2.2
Increasing
27
12.4
82.0
5.6
Input prices
16.1
14.4
+1.7
Increasing
47
24.0
68.1
7.9
Selling prices
9.7
7.3
+2.4
Increasing
10
17.5
74.7
7.8
Capital expenditures
5.8
0.0
+5.8
Increasing
1
12.9
80.0
7.1
Inventories
0.8
6.2
-5.4
Increasing
12
20.6
59.6
19.8
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
5.8
4.2
+1.6
Increasing
24
28.6
48.6
22.8
Internet sales
3.6
-6.0
+9.6
Increasing
1
12.5
78.6
8.9
Catalog sales
-6.0
-11.9
+5.9
Decreasing
2
4.0
86.0
10.0
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
6.2
-0.8
+7.0
Improving
1
18.9
68.4
12.7
General business activity
1.3
-7.4
+8.7
Improving
1
20.6
60.1
19.3
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
25.2
29.9
-4.7
Increasing
51
43.7
37.8
18.5
Employment
10.6
19.3
-8.7
Increasing
41
25.7
59.2
15.1
Part-time employment
0.5
7.5
-7.0
Increasing
6
12.8
74.9
12.3
Hours worked
-1.0
3.9
-4.9
Decreasing
1
12.2
74.6
13.2
Wages and benefits
24.0
25.6
-1.6
Increasing
53
31.5
61.1
7.5
Input prices
31.9
31.1
+0.8
Increasing
49
36.4
59.1
4.5
Selling prices
30.3
21.3
+9.0
Increasing
49
36.4
57.6
6.1
Capital expenditures
9.1
6.7
+2.4
Increasing
26
22.7
63.6
13.6
Inventories
11.1
14.3
-3.2
Increasing
42
26.7
57.7
15.6
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
28.4
28.9
-0.5
Increasing
50
41.1
46.2
12.7
Internet sales
18.0
11.1
+6.9
Increasing
50
26.0
66.0
8.0
Catalog sales
5.5
0.5
+5.0
Increasing
12
13.0
79.5
7.5
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator May
Index
Apr
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
19.7
8.0
+11.7
Improving
49
31.8
56.1
12.1
General business activity
22.1
11.3
+10.8
Improving
20
35.9
50.3
13.8

*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.

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