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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

Results Table

April 25, 2017

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Click on links in the table for greater details. Historical data are available from January 2007 to the most current release month.

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 Apr Index Mar Index Change Indicator Direction* Trend** (Months) % Reporting Increase % Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Decrease

Revenue

12.1

15.2

–3.1

Increasing

89

29.0

54.1

16.9

Employment

4.5

8.1

–3.6

Increasing

86

15.3

73.9

10.8

Part–Time Employment

3.0

4.1

–1.1

Increasing

10

7.9

87.2

4.9

Hours Worked

3.5

6.5

–3.0

Increasing

6

8.0

87.4

4.5

Wages and Benefits

15.5

15.7

–0.2

Increasing

91

18.0

79.5

2.5

Input Prices

26.9

19.7

+7.2

Increasing

96

28.8

69.4

1.9

Selling Prices

7.2

3.1

+4.1

Increasing

14

13.2

80.8

6.0

Capital Expenditures

13.2

11.3

+1.9

Increasing

92

19.1

75.0

5.9

General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Index Mar Index Change Indicator Direction* Trend** (Months) % Reporting Improved % Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Worsened

Company Outlook

10.9

10.3

+0.6

Improving

10

20.5

69.8

9.6

General Business Activity

9.0

13.2

–4.2

Improving

8

21.0

67.0

12.0

Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Apr Index Mar Index Change Indicator Direction* Trend** (Months) % Reporting Increase % Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Decrease

Revenue

47.3

47.8

–0.5

Increasing

98

55.8

35.7

8.5

Employment

24.5

26.6

–2.1

Increasing

97

33.6

57.3

9.1

Part–Time Employment

8.9

12.5

–3.6

Increasing

58

14.4

80.1

5.5

Hours Worked

11.6

8.3

+3.3

Increasing

8

14.5

82.6

2.9

Wages and Benefits

42.3

38.5

+3.8

Increasing

124

44.7

52.9

2.4

Input Prices

46.5

42.3

+4.2

Increasing

124

48.1

50.3

1.6

Selling Prices

25.0

27.6

–2.6

Increasing

96

32.3

60.4

7.3

Capital Expenditures

27.0

25.1

+1.9

Increasing

97

32.2

62.5

5.2

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

Company Outlook

25.3

28.4

–3.1

Improving

14

34.0

57.3

8.7

General Business Activity

20.6

22.3

–1.7

Improving

14

29.9

60.8

9.3

Texas Retail Outlook Survey

April 25, 2017

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Retail (versus previous month)
Indicator Apr Index Mar Index Change Indicator Direction* Trend** (Months) % Reporting Increase % Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas

Sales

13.7

10.3

+3.4

Increasing

6

33.4

46.9

19.7

Employment

3.0

2.7

+0.3

Increasing

2

9.3

84.4

6.3

Part–Time Employment

8.5

10.2

–1.7

Increasing

3

11.9

84.7

3.4

Hours Worked

0.5

–1.5

+2.0

Increasing

1

6.4

87.7

5.9

Wages and Benefits

9.4

12.0

–2.6

Increasing

74

13.8

81.8

4.4

Input Prices

24.3

13.6

+10.7

Increasing

15

29.5

65.3

5.2

Selling Prices

–0.8

–5.3

+4.5

Decreasing

2

14.7

69.8

15.5

Capital Expenditures

11.4

10.0

+1.4

Increasing

9

18.0

75.4

6.6

Inventories

6.2

10.1

–3.9

Increasing

7

27.1

52.0

20.9

Companywide Retail Activity

Companywide Sales

11.7

12.0

–0.3

Increasing

7

28.3

55.1

16.6

Companywide Internet Sales

12.1

24.3

–12.2

Increasing

3

21.9

68.2

9.8

General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Index Mar Index Change Indicator Direction* Trend** (Months) % Reporting Improved % Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Worsened

Company Outlook

9.4

–1.3

+10.7

Improving

1

20.4

68.6

11.0

General Business Activity

2.6

3.0

–0.4

Improving

6

20.5

61.6

17.9

Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Apr Index Mar Index Change Indicator Direction* Trend** (Months) % Reporting Increase % Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas

Sales

34.9

28.6

+6.3

Increasing

98

45.9

43.0

11.0

Employment

4.9

7.5

–2.6

Increasing

26

19.2

66.5

14.3

Part–Time Employment

0.1

1.6

–1.5

Increasing

6

12.8

74.5

12.7

Hours Worked

6.7

0.8

+5.9

Increasing

6

12.7

81.3

6.0

Wages and Benefits

29.7

24.8

+4.9

Increasing

100

31.8

66.1

2.1

Input Prices

32.8

35.6

–2.8

Increasing

96

39.7

53.4

6.9

Selling Prices

13.8

20.7

–6.9

Increasing

96

31.0

51.7

17.2

Capital Expenditures

14.3

18.9

–4.6

Increasing

7

25.0

64.3

10.7

Inventories

15.0

10.6

+4.4

Increasing

6

34.2

46.5

19.2

Companywide Retail Activity

Companywide Sales

32.9

29.5

+3.4

Increasing

97

41.8

49.4

8.9

Companywide Internet Sales

18.9

35.1

–16.2

Increasing

9

27.0

64.9

8.1

General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Index Mar Index Change Indicator Direction* Trend** (Months) % Reporting Improved % Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Worsened

Company Outlook

16.3

12.0

+4.3

Improving

5

25.5

65.3

9.2

General Business Activity

9.9

8.1

+1.8

Improving

8

23.7

62.5

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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