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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

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

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
13.6
12.7
+0.9
Increasing
46
30.3
53.0
16.7
Employment
7.5
9.7
-2.2
Increasing
42
17.9
71.7
10.4
Part-time employment
7.1
7.5
-0.4
Increasing
7
13.6
79.9
6.5
1.8
-2.7
+4.5
Increasing
1
7.6
86.6
5.8
Wages and benefits
14.6
15.0
-0.4
Increasing
51
18.0
78.6
3.4
Input prices
22.6
25.1
-2.5
Increasing
52
23.9
74.8
1.3
Selling prices
7.2
10.3
-3.1
Increasing
33
11.6
84.0
4.4
Capital expenditures
14.1
6.7
+7.4
Increasing
48
20.0
74.2
5.9
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
11.3
10.8
+0.5
Improving
23
19.7
71.9
8.4
General business activity
16.7
15.3
+1.4
Improving
22
23.0
70.7
6.3
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
39.3
42.0
-2.7
Increasing
54
51.9
35.5
12.6
Employment
25.0
26.0
-1.0
Increasing
51
34.4
56.2
9.4
Part-time employment
10.9
11.3
-0.4
Increasing
14
19.0
72.9
8.1
4.4
6.6
-2.2
Increasing
48
11.4
81.6
7.0
Wages and benefits
39.0
35.7
+3.3
Increasing
80
41.6
55.9
2.6
Input prices
45.5
43.7
+1.8
Increasing
80
48.2
49.0
2.7
Selling prices
24.6
23.2
+1.4
Increasing
52
30.1
64.4
5.5
Capital expenditures
29.3
17.5
+11.8
Increasing
53
35.9
57.5
6.6
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
21.4
28.9
-7.5
Improving
24
30.9
59.6
9.5
General business activity
27.5
29.7
-2.2
Improving
23
35.0
57.5
7.5

*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.

August 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 Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
21.1
12.6
+8.5
Increasing
2
35.9
49.3
14.8
Employment
8.5
12.5
-4.0
Increasing
25
19.3
69.9
10.8
Part-time employment
5.2
1.7
+3.5
Increasing
2
15.5
74.1
10.3
Hours worked
5.1
-2.2
+7.3
Increasing
1
12.4
80.3
7.3
Wages and benefits
14.3
22.6
-8.3
Increasing
30
18.4
77.5
4.1
Input prices
21.8
16.3
+5.5
Increasing
50
25.6
70.6
3.8
Selling prices
14.9
21.0
-6.1
Increasing
13
15.0
84.9
0.1
Capital expenditures
11.6
8.2
+3.4
Increasing
2
18.3
75.0
6.7
Inventories
17.2
4.0
+13.2
Increasing
15
28.8
59.6
11.6
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
23.1
22.3
+0.8
Increasing
27
32.9
57.3
9.8
Internet sales
14.9
19.0
-4.1
Increasing
4
14.9
85.1
0.0
Catalog sales
4.9
2.5
+2.4
Increasing
2
9.8
85.4
4.9
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
22.4
21.3
+1.1
Improving
4
28.7
65.0
6.3
General business activity
19.4
17.9
+1.5
Improving
4
25.9
67.6
6.5
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
57.3
45.3
+12.0
Increasing
54
61.9
33.5
4.6
Employment
33.0
22.1
+10.9
Increasing
44
37.0
59.0
4.0
Part-time employment
14.2
2.1
+12.1
Increasing
2
21.7
70.8
7.5
Hours worked
12.6
5.2
+7.4
Increasing
3
22.0
68.6
9.4
Wages and benefits
38.1
34.6
+3.5
Increasing
56
39.7
58.7
1.6
Input prices
38.0
34.5
+3.5
Increasing
52
41.4
55.2
3.4
Selling prices
39.7
30.5
+9.2
Increasing
52
41.4
56.9
1.7
Capital expenditures
24.1
15.8
+8.3
Increasing
29
31.0
62.1
6.9
Inventories
26.4
22.1
+4.3
Increasing
45
30.8
64.8
4.4
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
54.6
39.7
+14.9
Increasing
53
55.7
43.2
1.1
Internet sales
27.9
21.0
+6.9
Increasing
53
30.2
67.4
2.3
Catalog sales
7.9
7.6
+0.3
Increasing
15
15.1
77.7
7.2
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Aug
Index
Jul
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
38.0
36.8
+1.2
Improving
52
40.9
56.2
2.9
General business activity
37.6
36.8
+0.8
Improving
23
42.0
53.6
4.4

*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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