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Regional Business Survey Reports - August 2013


Region Economy Main Index Comments

Austin Contracting 48.5 Local PMI moves downward into contraction mode.

Boston Contracting 34.5 PMI moves 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 expand.

Cincinnati Expanding 58.7 PMI continues to reflect a strong local economy.

Denver (Mfg.) Contracting 43.0 Manufacturing economy contracts in August.

Denver (Non-mfg.) Expanding 51.5 Non-Manufacturing economy continues to expand, but at a slower rate than in July.

Houston Expanding 58.0 PMI continues to reflect a strong local economy.

Mid-American States Expanding 53.8 PMI expands at a slightly faster rate than last month.

New York City Expanding 60.5 New York City business activity expansion slows from July, but growth level is still above average.

Northeast Ohio** Expanding 8.38 The Forecast Index at 7.00 indicates that manufacturing activity should expand.

Southeast Michigan Expanding 60.2 PMI soars upward.

Western Washington Expanding 54.9 Pacific Northwest economic growth slows significantly, as the local index drops 8.2 percentage points from July.

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



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