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Regional Business Survey Reports - December 2012


Region Economy Main Index Comments
Austin Expanding 55.3 Local PMI soars upward into expansion mode.
Boston Contracting 34.9 PMI plummets downward further, decreasing 5.7 percentage points from November's reading.
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 Web site.
Chicago Expanding 51.6 Business Barometer holds steady.
Cincinnati Expanding 51.2 Local PMI decreases 2.8 percentage points, but the index is still growing.
Denver (Mfg.) Expanding 56.3 Manufacturing economy continues to expand, but at a slower rate than in November.
Denver (Non-mfg.)     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.
Houston Expanding 54.6 Local PMI holds steady, registering the same reading as in November.
Mid-American States Contracting 49.5 PMI continues to contract.
Milwaukee Expanding 52.2 Local PMI increases 6.7 percentage points.
New York City Expanding 54.3 The New York City Current Business Conditions reading reflects a five-year high for the index.
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 51.8 PMI continues to expand.
Western Washington Expanding 62.0 Pacific Northwest economic activity continues to reflect a strong local economy.

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



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