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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

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  • Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey
  • Texas Retail Outlook Survey
March 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
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Mar
Index
Feb
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
16.5
9.8
+6.7
Increasing
53
34.7
47.1
18.2
Employment
11.2
11.1
+0.1
Increasing
49
22.1
66.9
10.9
Part-time employment
8.8
4.2
+4.6
Increasing
5
13.0
82.8
4.2
6.6
2.8
+3.8
Increasing
2
11.6
83.4
5.0
Wages and benefits
21.5
16.7
+4.8
Increasing
58
23.4
74.7
1.9
Input prices
30.8
26.4
+4.4
Increasing
59
32.9
65.0
2.1
Selling prices
11.5
9.7
+1.8
Increasing
40
17.4
76.7
5.9
Capital expenditures
15.0
12.4
+2.6
Increasing
55
23.3
68.4
8.3
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
8.2
10.7
-2.5
Improving
31
18.8
70.6
10.6
General business activity
10.1
6.8
+3.3
Improving
29
20.8
68.5
10.7
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
46.2
43.6
+2.6
Increasing
61
53.5
39.2
7.3
Employment
33.5
30.2
+3.3
Increasing
60
37.1
59.3
3.6
Part-time employment
12.8
13.0
-0.2
Increasing
21
18.4
76.0
5.6
10.8
7.7
+3.1
Increasing
4
15.7
79.4
4.9
Wages and benefits
41.0
41.8
-0.8
Increasing
87
42.9
55.2
1.9
Input prices
51.2
46.8
+4.4
Increasing
87
52.0
47.2
0.8
Selling prices
29.3
31.3
-2.0
Increasing
59
34.9
59.5
5.6
Capital expenditures
31.5
28.2
+3.3
Increasing
60
38.3
55.0
6.8
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
24.8
21.7
+3.1
Improving
31
32.9
59.0
8.1
General business activity
24.1
21.3
+2.8
Improving
30
32.7
58.7
8.6

*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.

March 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 Mar
Index
Feb
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
15.6
5.0
+10.6
Increasing
9
35.3
45.1
19.7
Employment
13.4
16.3
-2.9
Increasing
32
21.9
69.6
8.5
Part-time employment
10.9
3.6
+7.3
Increasing
4
16.4
78.2
5.5
Hours worked
1.2
2.3
-1.1
Increasing
4
9.0
83.2
7.8
Wages and benefits
15.3
19.2
-3.9
Increasing
37
18.3
78.7
3.0
Input prices
23.5
20.7
+2.8
Increasing
44
25.7
72.1
2.2
Selling prices
17.0
12.0
+5.0
Increasing
20
23.9
69.2
6.9
Capital expenditures
12.0
8.6
+3.4
Increasing
5
24.1
63.8
12.1
Inventories
22.5
5.6
+16.9
Increasing
26
36.1
50.3
13.6
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
20.4
9.6
+10.8
Increasing
34
38.4
43.6
18.0
Internet sales
28.2
4.9
+23.3
Increasing
2
28.2
71.8
0.0
Catalog sales
14.3
8.6
+5.7
Increasing
2
14.3
85.7
0.0
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
14.1
14.9
-0.8
Improving
11
23.2
67.7
9.1
General business activity
19.9
15.7
+4.2
Improving
11
30.0
59.9
10.1
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
38.6
47.6
-9.0
Increasing
61
49.2
40.3
10.6
Employment
22.0
32.8
-10.8
Increasing
51
29.0
64.0
7.0
Part-time employment
7.0
18.6
-11.6
Increasing
9
14.5
78.0
7.5
Hours worked
13.5
14.2
-0.7
Increasing
24
22.0
69.5
8.5
Wages and benefits
34.9
39.9
-5.0
Increasing
63
37.2
60.5
2.3
Input prices
39.3
49.1
-9.8
Increasing
59
42.9
53.6
3.6
Selling prices
38.2
45.5
-7.3
Increasing
59
40.0
58.2
1.8
Capital expenditures
19.7
36.4
-16.7
Increasing
36
28.6
62.5
8.9
Inventories
18.4
22.9
-4.5
Increasing
52
37.0
44.3
18.6
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
37.4
42.9
-5.5
Increasing
60
47.6
42.3
10.2
Internet sales
27.0
21.1
+5.9
Increasing
60
29.7
67.6
2.7
Catalog sales
11.8
2.1
+9.7
Increasing
5
14.9
82.0
3.1
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
30.0
32.4
-2.4
Improving
60
34.4
61.2
4.4
General business activity
31.0
27.2
+3.8
Improving
30
36.2
58.6
5.2

*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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