Consumer Demand


Texas Retail Sales

(In billions)

Quarter Retail Sales Percent Change
Same Quarter
Previous Year
Q4-2010 $108,175,604,747 4.0%
Q3-2010 $86,475,192,129 2.3%
Q2-2010 $90,401,401,674 8.8%
Q1-2010 $81,698,826,744 4.3%
Q4-2009 $103,982,014,319 -5.4%
Q3-2009 $84,521,450,542 -16.9%
Q2-2009 $83,092,251,529 -13.1%
Q1-2009 $78,318,884,349 -12.2%
Q4-2008 $109,869,881,656 6.4%
Q3-2008 $101,695,294,281 21.0%
Q2-2008 $95,641,433,390 8.5%
Q1-2008 $89,159,678,456 8.0%
Q4-2007 $103,308,251,422 -0.2%
Q3-2007 $84,038,031,793 1.1%
Q2-2007 $88,136,224,704 6.4%
Q1-2007 $82,589,348,317 7.2%
Q4-2006 $103,564,514,578 0.9%
Q3-2006 $83,093,430,602 2.9%
Q2-2006 $82,856,414,438 5.8%
Q1-2006 $77,008,156,984 7.3%
Q4-2005 $102,613,216,486 9.0%
Q3-2005 $80,761,851,532 6.0%
Q2-2005 $78,344,493,576 8.0%
Q1-2005 $71,785,032,147 5.1%
Q4-2004 $94,136,999,497 11.8%
Q3-2004 $76,215,923,344 12.1%
Q2-2004 $72,551,309,950 11.3%
Q1-2004 $68,269,426,119 10.5%
Q4-2003 $84,198,252,774 7.4%
Q3-2003 $67,984,066,455 5.5%
Q2-2003 $65,176,304,061 5.4%
Q1-2003 $61,786,594,886 3.8%
Q4-2002 $78,429,155,716
Q3-2002 $64,462,773,274
Q2-2002 $61,809,523,122
Q1-2002 $59,528,388,745

Source: Comptroller of Public Accounts, “Reported Sales and Taxable Sales for Major Division: Retail Trade.”

Note: Retail sales figures are updated quarterly.


Housing Units Authorized in Texas and Major MSAs

MonthTexasPercent Change
Previous Month
MSA
Austin/Round Rock
PMSA
Dallas-Fort Worth
MSA El Paso Houston San Antonio
Jun-11 9,943 0.34 1,641 2,260 284 3,273 435
May-11 7,414 -0.09 808 1,833 481 2,548 411
Apr-11 8,184 -0.02 996 1,896 300 3,370 381
Mar-11 8,381 0.31 783 2,299 304 2,413 737
Feb-11 6,406 0.21 482 2,079 162 1,939 348
Jan-11 5,310 -0.05 824 1,385 251 1,504 360
Dec-10 5,613 -0.03 823 1,428 210 1,541 306
Nov-10 5,801 0.16 546 1,609 196 1,726 356
Oct-10 5,015 -0.21 384 1,166 425 1,598 453
Sep-10 6,364 -0.17 469 1,641 262 1,919 455
Aug-10 7,690 0.05 669 1,810 270 2,353 482
Jul-10 7,343 -0.10 538 1,897 413 1,890 485
Jun-10 8,184 0.07 607 1,683 476 2,996 473
May-10 7,631 -0.05 671 1,264 949 2,518 555
Apr-10 8,056 -0.17 830 1,481 384 3,260 530
Mar-10 9,741 0.55 1,011 2,296 516 3,251 833
Feb-10 6,265 0.02 581 1,382 151 2,136 487
Jan-10 6,194 0.10 514 1,519 152 2,417 505
Dec-09 5,622 0.06 626 1,316 157 2,073 321
Nov-09 5,307 -0.27 476 1,224 163 1,787 471
Oct-09 7,307 -0.05 591 1,769 708 2,213 495
Aug-09 7,702 0.00 745 1,816 269 2,286 867
Jul-09 7,721 -0.07 876 1,580 369 2,830 592
Jul-09 7,721 -0.07 876 1,580 369 2,830 592
Jun-09 8,318 0.27 1,269 1,985 233 2,640 613
May-09 6,564 -0.09 552 1,719 221 2,166 547
Apr-097,239(0.02)9381,935280 1,984 419
Mar-097,4220.137851,623220 2,062 460
Feb-096,5870.086881,806198 2,078 375
Jan-096,121(0.08)7081,734125 2,319 297
Dec-086,6630.231,0611,265340 2,191 649
Nov-085,402(0.37)7131,127128 2,143 602
Oct-088,552(0.07)8152,205367 2,974 754
Sep-089,198(0.25)8301,802415 2,742 787
Aug-0812,2210.041,3183,912538 3,668 556
Jul-0811,6950.101,0943,269254 4,461 754
Jun-0810,680(0.16)1,0892,999271 3,499 716
May-0812,707(0.01)1,5743,452250 3,947 1,807
Apr-0812,875(0.01)1,1173,596308 5,151 676
Mar-0813,0410.161,5023,304272 5,110 646
Feb-0811,216(0.04)1,4972,415409 3,551 1,109
Jan-0811,6660.091,5343,834305 2,789 938
Dec-0710,707(0.11)1,2232,412115 3,716 1,099
Nov-0712,006(0.05)1,3753,243393 4,350 935
Oct-0712,5990.091,2993,146173 4,874 905
Sep-0711,531(0.24)9472,839152 4,323 1,084
Aug-0715,249(0.07)2,0603,385269 5,331 814
Jul-0716,459(0.01)3,7203,243363 4,874 1,262
Jun-0716,656(0.09)1,2004,794356 6,521 852
May-0718,2910.291,9313,5951,559 6,040 1,240
Apr-0714,143(0.14)1,3613,418617 4,682 1,495
Mar-0716,4330.091,4483,879259 6,844 1,250
Feb-0715,1110.141,9212,992275 5,557 1,761
Jan-0713,270(0.06)1,3944,029257 4,416 816
Dec-0614,157(0.02)2,1253,225297 4,984 1,330
Nov-0614,479(0.07)1,9583,501234 4,743 1,426
Oct-0615,5440.041,6673,600274 5,251 1,680
Sep-0614,992(0.17)2,0054,197235 4,841 923
Aug-0617,9620.042,9884,775356 5,612 1,407
Jul-0617,279(0.21)1,6015,008310 5,874 1,727
Jun-0621,7840.112,1557,374341 6,572 1,820
May-0619,6790.021,8355,311278 7,605 1,397
Apr-0619,299(0.11)2,2504,843443 5,729 1,461
Mar-0621,7950.353,1326,026320 6,627 1,848
Feb-0616,159(0.14)1,9804.440278 4,392 2,230
Jan-0618,7340.192,2484,134270 6,495 2,231
Dec-0515,7430.102,0695,458260 3,595 1,659
Nov-0514,295(0.16)1,6944,713354 3,701 1,457
Oct-0517,0330.022,4114,814382 5,320 1,242
Sep-0516,718(0.19)1,7694,361287 4,849 2,114
Aug-0520,5670.132,1176,042445 5,274 3,295
Jul-0518,154(0.02)1,9925,140691 5,538 2,116
Jun-0518,5440.071,6765,304301 6,127 1,411
May-0517,325(0.05)1,7664,878330 5,354 2,205
Apr-0518,1680.012,3305,548344 5,323 1,437
Mar-0518,0530.181,9614,281361 5,559 2,202
Feb-0515,303(.03)1,3294,647558 4,340 1,559
Jan-0515,8470.229184,382371 6,070 1,320
Dec-0412,992 .031,0533,969284 3,025 1,535
Nov-0412,595(.13)1,1813,605298 3,758 1,213
Oct-0414,552(.02)1,3743,894298 4,237 1,452
Sep-0414,814(.06)1,6664,065111 4,587 1,843
Aug-0415,836 .041,8894,685183 4,515 1,417
Jul-0415,238(.09)1,4435,16368 4,354 1,274
Jun-0416,719(1.0)1,5795,468335 4,913 1,295
May-0417,849 .081,4045,364445 5,535 1,590
Apr-0416,483(.01)1,4355,211327 4,923 1,885
Mar-0416,6443.01,3095,169425 5,057 1,590
Feb-0412,788(.01)1,3593,536350 4,407 991
Jan-0412,889(.01)1,5673,278367 3,965 1,232

*Census adopted new definition of metro area effective January 1, 2004 causing Dallas and Fort Worth statistics to be combined. For information on definition change, please see http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/metrodef.html.

MonthTexasPercent Change
Previous Month
MSA AustinPMSA DallasMSA El Paso Fort Worth Houston San Antonio
Dec-03 12,988 16 646 2,799 309 1,554 3,129 963
Nov-03 11,155 (26) 857 1,912 248 1,142 3,355 1,030
Oct-03 15,084 0 965 3,444 335 1,408 4,477 962
Sep-03 15,115 2 838 3,238 333 1,855 4,221 1,008
Aug-0314,87739133,445347 1,230 4,058 1,292
Jul-0314,504(14)8683,329351 1,355 3,269 1,072
Jun-0316,78759003,546369 2,030 4,637 1,147
May-0316,03669613,246337 1,294 5,109 817
Apr-0315,08577223,414105 1,562 4,065 461
Mar-0314,146(3)1,0452,743307 1,281 4,269 757
Feb-0314,53421.06062,574271 991 5,175 1,144
Jan-0312,044(12.0)5902,506272 1,404 3,862 634
Dec-0213,690(19.0)1,1773,376267 1,635 3,929 620
Nov-0211,490(14.0)5032,477247 1,054 3,730 557
Oct-0213,40014.01,2532,692299 1,517 3,170 1,034
Sep-0211,785(18.0)7443,063290 1,113 2,956 500
Aug-0214,28678342,862310 1,781 4,159 1,108
Jul-0213,319(8)8152,950309 1,190 3,259 1,446
Jun-0214,403(7)1,0703,056315 1,305 2,885 1,446
May-0215,4509.91,2083,238332 2,121 3,706 1,333
Apr-0214,053(0.8)1,0913,075316 1,561 3,483 836
Mar-0214,16023.89522,531301 1,870 4,231 1,078
Feb-0211,437(1.1)1,3232,136317 1,054 2,574 665
Jan-0211,5703.91,4302,555310 998 2,752 653
Dec-0112,0455.67022,725244 1,311 3,266 1,162
Nov-0111,401(6.2)9743,177256 966 2,229 1,265
Oct-0112,15312.31,3162,733276 1,341 2,441 1,122
Sep-0110,8213.51,0012,930240 821 2,583 888
Aug-0111,2185.88172,533299 959 2,495 828
Jul-0111,9122.75333,579333 905 2,814 817
Jun-0112,24013.85863,124304 1,237 2,513 1,085
May-0114,203(10.3)1,7793,887346 1,136 3,093 794
Apr-0112,875(0.9)1,3912,629161 1,189 2,962 914
Mar-0112,75417.51,2833,367372 1,194 2,443 1,049
Feb-0110,858(10.6)1,1472,293178 985 2,177 1,294
Jan-0111,804(1.9)8252,034398 1,678 3,245 919
Dec-008,447(16.6)7732,418144 695 1,993 503
Nov-0010,123(15.9)9212,495132 769 2,792 901
Oct-0012,0301.21,8842,931309 951 2,532 998
Sep-0011,891(0.6)1,8544,170311 1,235 2,652 707
Aug-0011,037(12.7)1,1062,694290 1,065 2,170 1,048
Jul-0010,662(17.3)1,5612,207278 1,001 2,392 726
Jun-0012,8992.02,0932,517283 1,390 2,907 984
May-0012,64218.71,6512,799224 1,058 2,996 1,173
Apr-0010,654(12.2)9433,065264 869 2,502 647
Mar-0012,13911.21,5092,528282 1,045 2,473 826
Feb-0010,91314.81,1822,222449 860 2,716 838
Jan-009,506(6.7)1,2672,189223 669 2,068 874

Source: U.S. Census Bureau.


U.S. Consumer Confidence Index

The Conference Board scale uses base year 1985 = 100.

Consumer Confidence Index for West-South-Central Region and United States
MonthWest-South-Central Region Index*United States Index
Jul-11 81.5 59.5
Jun-11 75.5 57.6
May-11 78.5 61.7
Apr-11 69.5 66.0
Mar-11 61.1 63.8
Feb-11 80.8 72.0
Jan-11 74.4 65.6
Dec-10 81.1 63.4
Nov-10 82.1 57.8
Oct-10 71.8 49.9
Sep-10 68.0 48.6
Aug-10 68.6 53.2
Jul-10 66.0 51.0
Jun-10 66.4 54.3
May-10 76.5 62.7
Apr-10 70.7 57.7
Mar-10 74.9 52.3
Feb-10 74.1 46.4
Jan-10 72.3 56.5
Dec-09 72.1 53.6
Nov-09 64.9 50.6
Oct-09 72.9 48.7
Sep-09 82.5 53.4
Aug-09 75.0 54.5
Jul-09 71.0 47.4
Jun-09 75.1 49.3
May-09 73.5 54.8
Apr-09 71.0 40.8
Mar-09 46.4 26.9
Feb-09 50.7 25.3
Jan-09 64.4 37.4
Dec-08 65.9 38.6
Nov-08 65.0 44.7
Oct-08 77.0 38.8
Sep-08 93.0 61.4
Aug-08 92.8 58.5
Jul-08 80.0 51.9
Jun-08 82.8 51.0
May-08 82.6 58.1
Apr-08 91.3 62.8
Mar-08 97.5 65.9
Feb-08 106.3 76.4
Jan-08 125.3 87.3
Dec-07 119.5 90.6
Nov-07 122.6 87.8
Oct-07 127.7 95.2
Sep-07 121.0 99.5
Aug-07 118.9 105.6
Jul-07 131.5 111.9
Jun-07 125.1 105.3
May-07 132.9 108.5
Apr-07 127.8 106.3
Mar-07 129.8 108.2
Feb-07 130.0 111.2
Jan-07 127.6 110.2

*Includes Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma (per source's data groups)

Source: The Conference Board, NFO Survey

The index is not seasonally adjusted. The index is updated monthly.


Texas Consumer Price Index uses the base 1982-84 = 100. The index is an average of the Houston and Dallas CPI’s.

Month Texas Consumer
Price Index
U.S. Consumer
Price Index
June-2011 204.90225.72
May-2011 205.68 225.96
Apr-2011 204.96 224.91
Mar-2011 203.06 223.47
Feb-2011 200.71 221.31
Jan-2011 199.30 220.22
Dec-2010 198.00 219.18
Nov-2010 198.17 218.80
Oct-2010 198.61 218.71
Sep-2010 198.58 218.44
Aug-2010 197.83 218.31
Jul-2010 197.50 218.01
Jun-2010 198.32 217.97
May-2010 198.15 218.18
Apr-2010 198.19 218.01
Mar-2010 197.59 217.63
Feb-2010 197.28 216.74
Jan-2010 196.85 216.69
Dec-2009 196.27 215.95
Nov-2009 196.85 216.33
Oct-2009 196.81 216.18
Sep-2009 196.81 215.97
Aug-2009 196.40 215.83
Jul-2009 196.34 215.35
Jun-2009 196.67 215.69
May-2009 194.78 213.86
Apr-2009 195.12 213.24
Mar-2009 194.23 212.71
Feb-2009 193.79 212.19
Jan-2009 192.68 211.14
Dec-2008 192.0 210.23
Nov-2008 193.8 212.43
Oct-2008 197.5 216.57
Sep-2008 199.2 218.78
Aug-2008 199.2 219.09
Jul-2008 200.5 219.96
Jun-2008 199.0 218.82
May-2008 196.4 216.63
Apr-2008 194.3 214.82
Mar-2008 193.9 213.53
Feb-2008 192.6 211.69
Jan-2008 192.1 211.08
Dec-2007 191.51 210.04
Nov-2007 191.03 210.18
Oct-2007 190.29 208.94
Sep-2007 189.59 208.49
Aug-2007 189.15 207.92
Jul-2007 189.21 208.30
Jun-2007 189.03 208.35
May-2007 188.56 207.95
Apr-2007 187.80 206.69
Mar-2007 186.42 205.35
Feb-2007 185.37 203.50
Jan-2007 184.55 202.42

Source: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Texas Leading Indicators Index

Starting in 2007, the Texas Leading Indicators Index uses the base 2004=100. The index measures the expected change in Texas non-farm employment for six months in advance.

MonthTexas
Leading Indicator
Jan-2011 108.06
Dec-2010 108.63
Nov-2010 108.75
Oct-2010 107.28
Sep-2010 106.70
Aug-2010 106.46
Jul-2010 106.39
Jun-2010 106.10
May-2010 106.58
Apr-2010 106.44
Mar-2010 106.67
Feb-2010 106.29
Jan-2010 105.60
Dec-2009 105.44
Nov-2009 104.92
Oct-2009 103.89
Sep-2009 104.29
Aug-2009 103.56
Jul-2009 103.36
Jun-2009 103.05
May-2009 103.45
Apr-2009 101.22
Mar-2009 100.12
Feb-2009 102.07
Jan-2009 101.67
Dec-2008 103.73
Nov-2008 104.83
Oct-2008 105.85
Sep-2008 106.09
Aug-2008 108.26
Jul-2008 108.30
Jun-2008 108.52
May-2008 108.53
Apr-2008 108.53
Mar-2008 108.52
Feb-2008 109.10
Jan-2008 109.72
Dec-2007 109.30
Nov-2007 109.79
Oct-2007 109.58
Sep-2007 109.15
Aug-2007 108.75
Jul-2007 108.94
Jun-2007 108.59
May-2007 108.88
Apr-2007 108.33
Mar-2007 108.69
Feb-2007 108.55
Jan-2007 108.08

The Texas Leading Indicators Index for 2006 uses the base 1981=100. The index measures the expected change in Texas non-farm employment for six months in advance.

MonthTexas
Leading Indicator
Dec-2006107.60
Nov-2006107.76
Oct-2006108.07
Sep-2006107.68
Aug-2006107.64
Jul-2006106.86
Jun-2006107.24
May-2006106.94
Apr-2006107.05
Mar-2006106.98
Feb-2006106.46
Jan-2006105.74

Source: Comptroller of Public Accounts