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Regional Business Survey Reports - July 2013

Region Economy Main Index Comments

Austin Expanding 51.4 Local PMI spirals downward, but the index is still expanding.

Boston Contracting 39.7 PMI remains in contraction mode.

Buffalo     This month's regional report was not available at the time of posting. Up-to-date regional reports may later become available at the affiliate website.

Chicago Expanding 52.3 Business Barometer continues to expand.

Cincinnati Expanding 56.8 PMI increases 8.4 percentage points into expansion mode.

Denver (Mfg.)     Overall PMI number for local area not available for July due to insufficient panel responses.

Denver (Non-mfg.) Expanding 55.9 Non-Manufacturing economy holds steady, as PMI increases at a slightly faster rate than in June.

Houston Expanding 57.1 PMI continues to reflect a strong local economy, as the index registers the same reading as in June and May.

Mid-American States Expanding 53.5 PMI continues to expand, but at a slower rate than in June.

New York City Expanding 67.8 New York City business activity expands at the fastest rate in over two years.

Northeast Ohio* Expanding 1.63 The Forecast Index at 13.00 indicates that manufacturing activity should expand somewhat.

Southeast Michigan Expanding 53.1 PMI moves upward into expansion territory.

Western Washington Expanding 63.1 Pacific Northwest economic growth continues to accelerate.

* Barometer readings above "0" indicate that the manufacturing sector of the economy is generally expanding.