Regional Business Survey Reports - August 2012


Region Economy Main Index Comments
Austin Expanding 66.0 Local PMI soars upward, increasing 7.2 percentage points from July.
Boston Contracting 35.7 PMI drops further into contraction territory.
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 53.0 Business Barometer continues to hold steady.
Cincinnati     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.
Denver (Mfg.) Expanding 56.7 Manufacturing index reflects a strong local economy.
Denver (Non-mfg.) Expanding 59.1 Non-Manufacturing index also reflects a strong local economy.
Houston Expanding 60.3 Local PMI continues to remain strong, registering above 60 percent for the first time since November 2011.
Mid-American States Contracting 49.7 PMI contracts for second consecutive month.
Milwaukee Contracting 42.9 PMI moves further into contraction territory.
New York City Expanding 51.4 New York City business activity expands, but at a slower rate of growth compared to July.
Northeast Ohio*     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.
Southeast Michigan Contracting 45.7 PMI drops 8.9 percentage points, registering below 50 percent for the first time since December 2011.
Western Washington Expanding 53.5 Pacific Northwest economic growth slows, but the index is still expanding.

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