Regional Business Survey Reports - February 2014


Region Economy Main Index Comments

Austin Expanding 52.7 Inventory, Prices and Order Backlog Indexes increasing and also higher than January.

Boston Contracting 27.0 PMI moves further into contraction territory.

Buffalo Contracting 49.4 PMI dropped back into contraction after January's expansionary activity.

Chicago Expanding 59.8 Employment bounces back strongly.

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     The overall PMI number for the local Denver index was not provided this month.

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 58.7** Houston growth at a moderately faster pace.

Mid-American States Expanding 53.2 Overall index increased for the second month in a row.

New York City Expanding 57.0 New York City business activity eased to the slowest reading in five 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 Contracting 47.3 In February the ISM-SEM PMI dipped back below 50.

Western Washington Expanding 65.4 Western Washington saw 2.2 rise in month of February in spite of adverse seasonal adjustments.


* These regional business survey reports use 0 (zero) as their breakeven point when referring to their main business conditions index. The national report and the other regional reports listed use 50 percent as their breakeven point.

** This index is a weighted average of the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors.

*** This index is a weighted average of the non-manufacturing sector.