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Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity contracted in January 2024
Posted: January 29, 2024 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity contracted in January after stabilizing in December, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, dropped 17 points to -15.4—its lowest reading ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity stabilized in December 2023
Posted: December 26, 2023 at 10:30 AM (Tuesday)

Texas factory activity stabilized in December after contracting in November, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, pushed up nine points to 1.4, with the near-zero reading indicating little change in manufacturing output ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity contracted in November 2023
Posted: November 27, 2023 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity contracted in November after two months of expansion, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, fell 12 points to -7.2.

Other measures of manufacturing activity also indicated contraction this month. The new orders index has been negative for 18 months and dropped from -8.8 to -20.5 in November. The capacity utilization index returned to negative territory, falling from 5.4 to -10.1, while ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity continued in October 2023
Posted: October 30, 2023 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Growth in Texas factory activity continued in October, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, posted a second positive reading after four months in negative territory. It edged down to 5.2, a reading that signals a modest pace ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity resumed in September 2023
Posted: September 25, 2023 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Growth in Texas factory activity resumed in September, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rebounded nearly 20 points to 7.9—its highest reading of ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity contracted again in August 2023
Posted: August 28, 2023 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity contracted again in August, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, fell six points to -11.2—its lowest level since May 2020.

Other measures of manufacturing activity also indicated contraction in August. The new orders index has been in negative territory for more than a year and posted a reading of -15.8, up slightly from July. The capacity utilization index edged down to -3.7, and the shipments ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity declined in July 2023
Posted: July 31, 2023 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity declined in July, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, held fairly steady at -4.8, a reading indicative of a modest contraction ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity was flat in April 2023
Posted: April 24, 2023 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity was flat in April after growing modestly in March, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, inched down from 2.5 to 0.9, with the near-zero reading suggestive of no change in output from ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity expanded slightly in March 2023
Posted: March 27, 2023 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Modest growth resumes in Texas manufacturing, but outlooks continue to worsen. Texas factory activity expanded slightly in March after contracting in February, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, moved up from -2.8 to 2.5, ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity declined in February 2023
Posted: February 27, 2023 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity declined in February for the first time since May 2020, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, edged down from 0.2 to -2.8, a reading suggestive of a modest contraction ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity continued to increase but at a slower pace in January 2023
Posted: January 30, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity continued to increase but at a slower pace in January, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, came in at 16.6, an eight-month low but a reading still indicative of above-average ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity growth resumed in December 2022
Posted: December 27, 2022 at 10:00 AM (Tuesday)

Growth in Texas factory activity resumed in December, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose nine points to 9.7, suggestive of a pickup in ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity growth abated in November 2022
Posted: November 28, 2022 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Growth in Texas factory activity abated in November, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, fell five points to near zero, suggesting little change in output ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity growth continued in October 2022
Posted: October 31, 2022 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Growth in Texas factory activity continued in October, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, edged down three points to 6.0, suggesting a slight deceleration in ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity picked up in September 2022
Posted: September 26, 2022 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Growth in Texas factory activity picked up in September, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose eight points to 9.3, a reading suggestive of stronger ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity abated in August 2022
Posted: August 29, 2022 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Growth in Texas factory activity abated in August, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, ticked down to 1.2, a reading suggestive of very little change ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity continued at a modest pace in July 2022
Posted: July 25, 2022 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Growth in Texas factory activity continued at a modest pace in July, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, was largely unchanged at 3.8, a reading well below average but still indicative ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity decelerated sharply in June 2022
Posted: June 27, 2022 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Growth in Texas factory activity decelerated sharply in June, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, fell from 18.8 to 2.3, reaching its lowest reading since ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity expanded at a fairly robust pace in May 2022
Posted: May 31, 2022 at 10:30 AM (Tuesday)

Texas factory activity expanded at a fairly robust pace in May, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose from 10.8 to 18.8, signaling an acceleration in growth ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity increased at a moderate pace in April 2022
Posted: April 25, 2022 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity expanded at a moderate pace in April, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, ticked down two points to 10.8, a reading in line with the ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity increased at solid pace in March 2022
Posted: March 28, 2022 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity continued to increase at solid pace in March, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, held mostly steady at 13.2, indicative of slightly above-average ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity expands at a slightly slower pace in February 2022
Posted: February 28, 2022 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity continued to increase but at a slightly slower pace in February, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, came in at 14.5, down two points from January but still indicative of above-average ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Moderates, but Outlooks Remain Optimistic in January 2022
Posted: January 31, 2022 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity continued to increase but at a slower pace in January, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, came in at 16.6, an eight-month low but a reading still indicative of above-average ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Continues to Increase Strongly in December 2021
Posted: December 27, 2021 at 11:02 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity increased at an above-average pace in December, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, held fairly steady at 26.7, a reading indicative of solid ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Strengthens Further Even as Costs Continue to Climb in November 2021
Posted: November 29, 2021 at 10:50 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity increased at a faster pace in November, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose nine points to 27.4, a reading well above average and indicative of robust ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity continued to increase at a slightly slower pace in October 2021
Posted: October 25, 2021 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity continued to increase in October, albeit at a slightly slower pace, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, fell six points to 18.3. The reading was still well above average and indicative of solid ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity continued to increase in September 2021
Posted: September 27, 2021 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity continued to increase in September, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose three points to 24.2. The reading was well above average and indicative of solid ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity continued to increase in August 2021
Posted: August 30, 2021 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity continued to increase in August, albeit at a slower pace, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, slipped 10 points to 20.8. The reading was well above average and indicative of robust output growth. ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity continued its robust expansion in July 2021
Posted: July 26, 2021 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity continued its robust expansion in July, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, was largely unchanged at 31.0, a reading well above average and indicative of strong output growth. Other measures ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity expanded at a faster pace in June 2021
Posted: June 28, 2021 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity expanded at a faster pace in June, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose 14 points to 29.4, a reading indicative of strong output growth. Other measures of manufacturing activity also pointed ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Expansion Carries On in May 2021
Posted: June 1, 2021 at 10:30 AM (Tuesday)

Texas factory activity expanded but at a slower pace in May, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, fell 18 points to 15.7, a reading still well above average and indicative of healthy output growth. Other measures ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Remains Robust, Outlooks Improve Further in April
Posted: April 26, 2021 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity expanded at solid clip in April, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, fell 14 points to 34.0, a reading still well above average and indicative of robust output growth. Other measures of ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Expands at a markedly faster pace in March
Posted: March 29, 2021 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity expanded at a markedly faster pace in March, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, surged 28 points to 48.0, its highest reading in the survey’s ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Expands at a Faster Pace in February
Posted: February 22, 2021 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity expanded at a markedly faster pace in February, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, surged 15 points to 19.9, indicating a sharp acceleration in ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Expands at a Slower Pace in January
Posted: January 25, 2021 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity continued to expand in January, albeit at a markedly slower pace, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, fell from 26.8 to 4.6, indicating a sharp deceleration in ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Expands at a Faster Pace in December
Posted: December 28, 2020 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Expansion in Texas factory activity picked up in December, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rebounded from 7.2 to 25.5, indicating an acceleration in ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Expansion Moderates in November
Posted: November 30, 2020 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity expanded in November for the sixth consecutive month, though at a markedly slower pace, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, fell from 25.5 to 7.2, indicating a deceleration in ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Expands for Fifth Straight Month in October
Posted: October 26, 2020 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity expanded in October for the fifth month in a row following a record contraction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose three points to 25.5, indicating a ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Picks Up Steam in September
Posted: September 28, 2020 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

For this month’s survey, Texas business executives were asked supplemental questions on the impacts of COVID-19. Results for these questions from the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey, Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey and Texas Retail Outlook Survey have been released together. Read the special ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity expanded in August
Posted: August 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity expanded in August for the third month in a row following a record contraction in the spring after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, came in at 13.1, down ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Recovery Continues in July
Posted: July 27, 2020 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity continued to expand in July following a record contraction in the spring, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, inched up from 13.6 to 16.1, suggesting a slight pickup in the pace of ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity rebounded strongly in June
Posted: June 29, 2020 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity rebounded strongly in June, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, climbed from -28.0 to 13.6, indicating moderate expansion in output following three months of record or ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Contraction Continues in May
Posted: May 26, 2020 at 10:30 AM (Tuesday)

Texas factory activity declined again in May, though at a slower pace than in April, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, remained negative but improved from -55.6 to -28.0, suggesting the contraction in output has ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Declined Further in April
Posted: April 27, 2020 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity declined further in April, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, pushed further negative from -35.3 to -55.3, suggesting the contraction in output has steepened since ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Declined Sharply in March
Posted: March 30, 2020 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity declined sharply in March, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, plummeted from 16.4 to -35.3, suggesting a notable contraction in output since ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Accelerated further in February
Posted: February 24, 2020 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Growth in Texas factory activity accelerated further in February, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose six points to 16.4, suggesting stronger output growth than ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Accelerated in January
Posted: January 27, 2020 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Growth in Texas factory activity accelerated in January, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose seven points to 10.5, suggesting stronger output growth than ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Expands Modestly in December
Posted: December 30, 2019 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Growth in Texas factory activity resumed in December, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rebounded to 3.6 after dipping into negative territory ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Contracted Slightly in November
Posted: November 25, 2019 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity contracted slightly in November, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, dipped into negative territory for the first time since mid-2016, falling seven points ...


Texas Fed Manufacturing Activity Continued to Expand in October
Posted: October 28, 2019 at 10:30 AM (Monday)

Texas factory activity continued to expand in October, albeit at a markedly slower pace, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, fell nine points to 4.5, suggesting a moderation in output growth ...



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