U.S. Third Quarter South Jersey Business Survey

The following table details the results of the third quarter South Jersey Quarterly Business survey conducted by the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank. Members of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey are surveyed.

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                                 3Q    2Q    1Q    4Q    3Q    2Q
Diffusion Indexes              2011  2011  2011  2010  2010  2010
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Compared with 3 Months Ago:  
General Activity              -27.0  -5.3  -3.1  10.0 -15.4 -14.6
Own Company General Activity   -8.1   6.3   3.1  13.3   1.5   7.3
Total Sales                    -8.1   5.3   0.0  10.0  12.3  17.1
Big Ticket Sales              -14.9  -1.1  -6.2   0.0  -7.7  -9.8
Inventories                    -9.5  -3.2  -7.7  -3.3  -6.2  -2.4
Number of Employees            -2.7  10.5  -3.1   0.0   3.1  -7.3
Prices Received               -20.3   1.1  -3.1  -6.7 -12.3  -9.8
Prices Paid                    24.3  23.2  30.8  28.3   6.2  17.1
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                                 3Q    2Q    1Q    4Q    3Q    2Q
Diffusion Indexes              2011  2011  2011  2010  2010  2010
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Six Months from Now:         
General Activity               -9.5  13.7  29.2  38.3  -3.1   0.0
Own Company General Activity   14.9  23.2  44.6  40.0   1.5  19.5
Total Sales                     6.8  17.9  26.2  33.3   6.2  22.0
Big Ticket Sales               -8.1   2.1   4.6  15.0 -12.3 -14.6
Inventories                    -9.5  -4.2  -6.2  -5.0 -18.5 -14.6
Number of Employees            -5.4  12.6   7.7   6.7   1.5  -9.8
Prices Received                -8.1   2.1  12.3  11.7 -12.3   0.0
Prices Paid                    24.3  23.2  29.2  35.0  10.8  12.2
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Note: The diffusion indexes represent the percentage of respondents indicating an increase minus the percentage indicating a decrease.

SOURCE: http://www.philadelphiafed.org

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