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Regional Business Survey Reports - January 2013


Region Economy Main Index Comments
Austin Expanding 53.1 Local PMI decreases 2.2 percentage points, but the index is still expanding.
Boston Contracting 40.0 PMI remains in contraction mode for the seventh consecutive month.
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 55.6 Business Barometer registers its highest reading since April 2012.
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 54.0 Manufacturing economy continues to expand, but at a slower rate than in December.
Denver (Non-mfg.) Expanding 53.3 Non-Manufacturing index reflects growth.
Houston Expanding 55.8 Local PMI continues to expand.
Mid-American States Expanding 53.2 PMI increases 3.7 percentage points into expansion mode.
Milwaukee Expanding 51.3 Local PMI continues to expand, but a slightly slower rate than in December.
New York City Expanding 56.7 New York City business activity expands at the second fastest pace in the last nine months.
Northeast Ohio* Expanding 9.38 The Forecast Index of 36.00 indicates that manufacturing activity should expand.
Southeast Michigan Expanding 55.3 PMI increases 3.5 percent points from December's reading.
Western Washington Expanding 60.9 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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