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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

Results Table

  • Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey
  • Texas Retail Outlook Survey
January 2014
 

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
18.1
16.8
+1.3
Increasing
51
36.4
45.4
18.3
Employment
11.9
9.8
+2.1
Increasing
47
19.6
72.6
7.7
Part-time employment
5.5
5.4
+0.1
Increasing
3
9.8
85.9
4.3
-1.4
0.8
-2.2
Decreasing
1
5.7
87.1
7.1
Wages and benefits
16.9
18.9
-2.0
Increasing
56
19.9
77.0
3.0
Input prices
27.2
28.8
-1.6
Increasing
57
28.8
69.6
1.6
Selling prices
12.4
10.8
+1.6
Increasing
38
16.8
78.8
4.4
Capital expenditures
12.0
16.9
-4.9
Increasing
53
19.5
73.0
7.5
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
13.3
10.4
+2.9
Improving
29
19.9
73.4
6.6
General business activity
16.8
13.3
+3.5
Improving
27
24.4
68.1
7.6
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
46.8
46.8
0.0
Increasing
59
53.5
39.8
6.7
Employment
29.9
27.1
+2.8
Increasing
58
35.5
58.9
5.6
Part-time employment
14.4
14.7
-0.3
Increasing
19
19.8
74.8
5.4
8.4
8.1
+0.3
Increasing
2
12.7
83.0
4.3
Wages and benefits
41.2
44.6
-3.4
Increasing
85
42.1
57.0
0.9
Input prices
42.8
50.8
-8.0
Increasing
85
44.7
53.3
1.9
Selling prices
30.3
28.6
+1.7
Increasing
57
36.9
56.4
6.6
Capital expenditures
27.9
34.2
-6.3
Increasing
58
34.8
58.4
6.9
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
24.0
21.7
+2.3
Improving
29
30.4
63.2
6.4
General business activity
29.8
23.6
+6.2
Improving
28
36.4
57.1
6.6

*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.

January 2014
 

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 Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
20.7
17.4
+3.3
Increasing
7
42.3
36.1
21.6
Employment
16.2
12.9
+3.3
Increasing
30
20.5
75.2
4.3
Part-time employment
3.6
9.6
-6.0
Increasing
2
12.7
78.2
9.1
Hours worked
2.6
3.4
-0.8
Increasing
2
7.6
87.4
5.0
Wages and benefits
18.6
19.4
-0.8
Increasing
35
22.9
72.8
4.3
Input prices
18.7
22.1
-3.4
Increasing
42
20.0
78.7
1.3
Selling prices
17.6
20.8
-3.2
Increasing
18
19.3
79.0
1.7
Capital expenditures
6.9
19.3
-12.4
Increasing
3
15.5
75.9
8.6
Inventories
8.2
24.0
-15.8
Increasing
24
31.9
44.4
23.7
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
18.1
20.4
-2.3
Increasing
32
34.4
49.3
16.3
Internet sales
-2.4
4.8
-7.2
Decreasing
1
11.9
73.8
14.3
Catalog sales
0.0
0.0
0.0
No Change
2
11.4
77.1
11.4
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
21.1
27.0
-5.9
Improving
9
25.4
70.2
4.3
General business activity
21.0
17.9
+3.1
Improving
9
26.1
68.8
5.1
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
52.9
52.7
+0.2
Increasing
59
58.7
35.5
5.8
Employment
23.7
28.6
-4.9
Increasing
49
27.6
68.5
3.9
Part-time employment
7.8
10.7
-2.9
Increasing
7
15.2
77.4
7.4
Hours worked
7.2
11.1
-3.9
Increasing
22
14.3
78.6
7.1
Wages and benefits
35.6
42.6
-7.0
Increasing
61
37.7
60.2
2.1
Input prices
32.7
40.7
-8.0
Increasing
57
34.5
63.6
1.8
Selling prices
42.5
38.9
+3.6
Increasing
57
44.4
53.7
1.9
Capital expenditures
29.1
27.8
+1.3
Increasing
34
36.4
56.4
7.3
Inventories
23.0
16.0
+7.0
Increasing
50
34.8
53.3
11.8
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
44.8
54.5
-9.7
Increasing
58
49.5
45.8
4.7
Internet sales
34.2
25.0
+9.2
Increasing
58
34.2
65.8
0.0
Catalog sales
7.2
8.7
-1.5
Increasing
3
11.1
85.0
3.9
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jan
Index
Dec
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
33.7
33.7
0.0
Improving
58
38.7
56.2
5.0
General business activity
28.9
24.9
+4.0
Improving
28
36.7
55.5
7.8

*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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