Regional Business Survey Reports - October 2012


Region Economy Main Index Comments
Austin Contracting 44.6 Local PMI plunges into contraction mode.
Boston Contracting 36.4 PMI remains in 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 Contracting 49.9 Business Barometer moves up slightly, but the index is still contracting.
Cincinnati Contracting 49.1 Local PMI drops 9.4 percentage points into contraction mode.
Denver (Mfg.) Unchanged 50.0 Manufacturing index remains unchanged in October.
Denver (Non-mfg.) Contracting 45.1 Non-Manufacturing index spirals downward, dropping 18.8 percentage points.
Houston Expanding 57.7 Local PMI continues to remain strong, registering above 50 percent for the last 36 consecutive months.
Mid-American States Contracting 46.5 PMI moves into contraction territory.
Milwaukee Contracting 43.3 PMI remains in contraction mode.
New York City Contracting 45.9 New York City business activity contracts at the fastest pace in 12 months.
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 Expanding 58.9 PMI increases 8.3 percentage points, reflecting a strong local economy.
Western Washington Expanding 59.3 Pacific Northwest economic growth accelerates, increasing 2.5 percentage points from September.

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