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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

September 1, 2020

Results Table

Report


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)
IndicatorAug IndexJul IndexChangeSeries
Average
Trend*% Reporting Increase% Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Decrease

Revenue

1.5

–8.5

+10.0

10.8

1(+)

29.6

42.2

28.1

Employment

–0.3

–6.8

+6.5

6.0

6(–)

13.3

73.0

13.6

Part–Time Employment

0.1

–11.5

+11.6

1.2

1(+)

9.0

82.1

8.9

Hours Worked

–1.0

–3.7

+2.7

2.2

6(–)

9.8

79.4

10.8

Wages and Benefits

4.9

0.4

+4.5

13.9

3(+)

14.2

76.5

9.3

Input Prices

22.2

17.8

+4.4

24.9

4(+)

27.3

67.6

5.1

Selling Prices

4.4

–5.9

+10.3

5.0

1(+)

14.9

74.6

10.5

Capital Expenditures

–0.5

–7.9

+7.4

9.7

6(–)

14.5

70.4

15.0

General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
IndicatorAug IndexJul IndexChangeSeries
Average
Trend**% Reporting Improved% Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Worsened

Company Outlook

5.6

–15.8

+21.4

4.8

1(+)

22.3

60.9

16.7

General Business Activity

4.7

–26.7

+31.4

2.5

1(+)

24.9

54.9

20.2

IndicatorAug IndexJul IndexChangeSeries
Average
Trend*% Reporting Increase% Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Decrease

Outlook Uncertainty†

5.7

29.4

–23.7

13.6

31(+)

20.9

63.9

15.2

Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
IndicatorAug IndexJul IndexChangeSeries
Average
Trend*% Reporting Increase% Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Decrease

Revenue

35.5

17.9

+17.6

36.7

4(+)

52.9

29.7

17.4

Employment

21.9

5.1

+16.8

21.5

4(+)

33.6

54.7

11.7

Part–Time Employment

1.8

0.0

+1.8

6.3

1(+)

13.5

74.8

11.7

Hours Worked

7.2

7.6

–0.4

5.3

4(+)

15.2

76.8

8.0

Wages and Benefits

23.8

19.1

+4.7

35.7

4(+)

31.6

60.6

7.8

Input Prices

32.0

27.8

+4.2

43.5

164(+)

39.0

54.0

7.0

Selling Prices

13.8

5.9

+7.9

22.7

4(+)

26.0

61.8

12.2

Capital Expenditures

17.3

1.8

+15.5

23.1

3(+)

29.6

58.1

12.3

General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
IndicatorAug IndexJul IndexChangeSeries
Average
Trend**% Reporting Improved% Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Worsened

Company Outlook

21.9

–3.1

+25.0

15.9

1(+)

37.5

46.9

15.6

General Business Activity

19.2

–9.2

+28.4

12.6

1(+)

36.9

45.4

17.7


Texas Retail Outlook Survey

September 1, 2020

Historical data are available from January 2007 to the most current release month.

Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Retail (versus previous month)
IndicatorAug IndexJul IndexChangeSeries
Average
Trend*% Reporting Increase% Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas

Sales

–9.9

–26.7

+16.8

5.6

2(–)

25.5

39.0

35.4

Employment

1.4

–10.7

+12.1

1.7

1(+)

9.6

82.2

8.2

Part–Time Employment

–1.9

–15.4

+13.5

–2.2

6(–)

9.4

79.2

11.3

Hours Worked

–13.9

–7.8

–6.1

–2.1

7(–)

1.2

83.7

15.1

Wages and Benefits

0.9

–5.3

+6.2

9.1

1(+)

11.8

77.3

10.9

Input Prices

16.0

17.1

–1.1

18.6

4(+)

24.6

66.8

8.6

Selling Prices

14.3

2.0

+12.3

9.9

3(+)

26.8

60.7

12.5

Capital Expenditures

–2.8

–6.2

+3.4

7.6

6(–)

11.2

74.8

14.0

Inventories

–8.7

–21.3

+12.6

2.5

7(–)

24.3

42.7

33.0

Companywide Retail Activity

Companywide Sales

–4.5

–21.7

+17.2

7.0

2(–)

30.5

34.6

35.0

Companywide Internet Sales

0.4

–10.5

+10.9

6.2

1(+)

21.7

57.0

21.3

General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
IndicatorAug IndexJul IndexChangeSeries
Average
Trend**% Reporting Improved% Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Worsened

Company Outlook

9.6

–6.8

+16.4

3.2

1(+)

24.6

60.4

15.0

General Business Activity

4.2

–23.7

+27.9

–1.1

1(+)

26.1

52.0

21.9

Outlook Uncertainty
Current (versus previous month)
IndicatorAug IndexJul IndexChangeSeries
Average
Trend*% Reporting Increase% Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Decrease

Outlook Uncertainty†

7.2

13.7

–6.5

10.9

2(+)

17.9

71.4

10.7

Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
IndicatorAug IndexJul IndexChangeSeries
Average
Trend*% Reporting Increase% Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas

Sales

34.9

32.3

+2.6

31.9

4(+)

48.8

37.3

13.9

Employment

19.5

2.3

+17.2

11.7

4(+)

27.2

65.1

7.7

Part–Time Employment

–0.4

–8.0

+7.6

0.5

2(–)

11.4

76.8

11.8

Hours Worked

1.9

5.0

–3.1

2.6

4(+)

9.3

83.3

7.4

Wages and Benefits

18.3

21.1

–2.8

26.8

4(+)

24.5

69.3

6.2

Input Prices

20.7

27.4

–6.7

32.4

4(+)

35.8

49.1

15.1

Selling Prices

21.2

19.6

+1.6

28.5

4(+)

38.5

44.2

17.3

Capital Expenditures

13.4

2.0

+11.4

16.8

3(+)

28.8

55.8

15.4

Inventories

26.3

11.1

+15.2

8.1

4(+)

41.4

43.6

15.1

Companywide Retail Activity

Companywide Sales

38.9

23.7

+15.2

30.4

4(+)

51.3

36.3

12.4

Companywide Internet Sales

25.0

7.5

+17.5

21.7

5(+)

35.0

55.0

10.0

General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
IndicatorAug IndexJul IndexChangeSeries
Average
Trend**% Reporting Improved% Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Worsened

Company Outlook

28.6

5.2

+23.4

16.6

4(+)

39.6

49.4

11.0

General Business Activity

28.1

–3.4

+31.5

12.3

1(+)

39.6

48.8

11.5

*Shown is the number of consecutive months of expansion or contraction in the underlying indicator. Expansion is indicated by a positive index reading and denoted by a (+) in the table. Contraction is indicated by a negative index reading and denoted by a (–) in the table.

**Shown is the number of consecutive months of improvement or worsening in the underlying indicator. Improvement is indicated by a positive index reading and denoted by a (+) in the table. Worsening is indicated by a negative index reading and denoted by a (–) in the table.

†Added to survey in January 2018.

Data have been seasonally adjusted as necessary, with the exception of the outlook uncertainty index which does not yet have a sufficiently long time series to test for seasonality.

Questions regarding the Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey can be addressed to Christopher Slijk at christopher.slijk@dal.frb.org.

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