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Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey

August 28, 2017

Results Table

Report


Historical data are available from June 2004 to the most current release month.

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

Production

20.3

22.8

–2.5

Increasing

14

36.3

47.7

16.0

Capacity Utilization

12.2

18.1

–5.9

Increasing

14

29.6

53.0

17.4

New Orders

14.3

16.1

–1.8

Increasing

10

33.6

47.1

19.3

Growth Rate of Orders

11.7

12.2

–0.5

Increasing

8

24.6

62.5

12.9

Unfilled Orders

0.2

1.0

–0.8

Increasing

8

13.9

72.4

13.7

Shipments

18.1

11.6

+6.5

Increasing

9

33.7

50.7

15.6

Delivery Time

0.5

4.3

–3.8

Increasing

2

9.5

81.5

9.0

Materials Inventories

2.5

3.6

–1.1

Increasing

2

20.2

62.1

17.7

Finished Goods Inventories

–3.8

–1.7

–2.1

Decreasing

4

13.3

69.5

17.1

Prices Paid for Raw Materials

26.9

15.5

+11.4

Increasing

18

29.0

68.9

2.1

Prices Received for Finished Goods

10.2

5.6

+4.6

Increasing

13

17.5

75.2

7.3

Wages and Benefits

26.9

20.6

+6.3

Increasing

93

27.3

72.3

0.4

Employment

9.9

11.2

–1.3

Increasing

8

18.1

73.7

8.2

Hours Worked

14.5

9.8

+4.7

Increasing

10

22.6

69.3

8.1

Capital Expenditures

14.5

11.6

+2.9

Increasing

12

20.5

73.5

6.0

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

16.3

25.9

–9.6

Improving

12

26.9

62.5

10.6

General Business Activity

17.0

16.8

+0.2

Improving

11

26.4

64.2

9.4

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

Production

43.1

48.8

–5.7

Increasing

102

53.6

35.9

10.5

Capacity Utilization

38.6

39.9

–1.3

Increasing

102

48.5

41.6

9.9

New Orders

48.6

43.6

+5.0

Increasing

102

56.2

36.2

7.6

Growth Rate of Orders

37.1

32.8

+4.3

Increasing

102

43.7

49.7

6.6

Unfilled Orders

6.7

11.2

–4.5

Increasing

23

17.7

71.2

11.0

Shipments

41.8

47.0

–5.2

Increasing

102

50.4

41.0

8.6

Delivery Time

2.1

3.9

–1.8

Increasing

9

8.2

85.7

6.1

Materials Inventories

12.0

4.6

+7.4

Increasing

9

25.0

62.0

13.0

Finished Goods Inventories

–2.0

4.7

–6.7

Decreasing

1

15.0

68.0

17.0

Prices Paid for Raw Materials

26.0

20.8

+5.2

Increasing

101

33.0

60.0

7.0

Prices Received for Finished Goods

17.0

21.2

–4.2

Increasing

19

25.0

67.0

8.0

Wages and Benefits

44.3

45.9

–1.6

Increasing

159

44.4

55.5

0.1

Employment

30.8

36.2

–5.4

Increasing

57

37.7

55.4

6.9

Hours Worked

11.8

10.2

+1.6

Increasing

15

16.4

79.0

4.6

Capital Expenditures

19.6

27.1

–7.5

Increasing

93

28.9

61.9

9.3

General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Aug Index Jul Index Change Indicator Direction* Trend** (Months) % Reporting Increase % Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Worsened

Company Outlook

34.5

34.8

–0.3

Improving

19

39.5

55.5

5.0

General Business Activity

29.2

31.6

–2.4

Improving

15

33.8

61.6

4.6

*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.

Questions regarding the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey can be addressed to Emily Kerr at emily.kerr@dal.frb.org.

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