Regional Business Survey Reports - February 2013


Region Economy Main Index Comments
Austin Expanding 53.4 Local PMI continues to expand.
Boston Contracting 37.2 PMI remains in contraction mode for the eighth 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 56.8 Business Barometer registers its highest reading since March 2012.
Cincinnati Expanding 58.7 PMI reflects strong local economy.
Denver (Mfg.) Contracting 40.8 Manufacturing index drops 13.2 percentage points into contraction mode.
Denver (Non-mfg.) Expanding 53.6 Non-Manufacturing index continues to reflect growth.
Houston Expanding 64.2 Local PMI soars upward.
Mid-American States Expanding 53.1 PMI continues to expand, but at a slightly slower rate than in January.
Milwaukee Expanding 56.5 Local PMI increases 5.2 percentage points from January's reading.
New York City Expanding 58.8 New York City business activity expands at the fastest pace in 11 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 51.7 PMI decreases 3.6 percentage points from January's reading, but the index is still expanding.
Western Washington Expanding 55.1 Pacific Northwest economic activity slows somewhat, but the index is still expanding.

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