Canadian industries operated at 83.3 percent of their production capacity in the second quarter of 2019, above an upwardly revised 81.1 percent in the previous quarter and hitting its highest level in a year. It compares with market expectations of 81.8 percent. Higher capacity utilization in mining and quarrying, oil and gas extraction (+4.9pp to 84.8%), the largest gain recorded since Q2 2006; manufacturing (+1.8pp to 80.3%); and forestry and logging (+0.5pp to 77.8%) more than offset decreases in electric power generation, transmission and distribution (-1.5pp to 84.6%). Capacity Utilization in Canada averaged 82.92 percent from 1987 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 87.30 percent in the first quarter of 1988 and a record low of 72.70 percent in the second quarter of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-12-12 01:30 PM Capacity Utilization Q3 82.6% 84.1% 85.7% 85.7%
2019-03-08 01:30 PM Capacity Utilization Q4 81.7% 82.8% 81.9% 82%
2019-06-07 12:30 PM Capacity Utilization Q1 80.9% 81.8% 81% 81.5%
2019-09-11 12:30 PM Capacity Utilization Q2 83.3% 81.1% 81.8% 81.5%
2019-12-11 01:30 PM Capacity Utilization Q3 83.3% 82%


Canada Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 60.60 54.20 75.00 36.10 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.10 50.20 57.10 47.50 [+]
Industrial Production 1.44 2.87 10.26 -14.52 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.67 0.39 3.33 -3.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -0.29 2.87 11.77 -17.31 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 83.30 81.10 87.30 72.70 percent [+]
New Orders 56779434.00 59252906.00 63214073.00 14816411.00 CAD THO [+]
Changes in Inventories 14022.00 19546.00 24252.00 -21563.00 CAD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 250.00 212.00 872.00 177.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 90428.00 84357.00 97553.00 -758.00 CAD Million [+]
Car Registrations 177238.00 189850.00 220436.00 19807.00 Units [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.20 0.20 1.20 -1.40 percent [+]
Internet Speed 16205.66 14855.09 16205.66 3293.95 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 15582991.00 15135509.00 15582991.00 8092964.00 IP [+]
Wholesale Sales 0.60 -1.90 6.90 -5.30 percent [+]
Steel Production 1120.00 970.00 1534.00 349.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 0.12 -1.51 23.15 -16.41 percent [+]
Manufacturing Sales -1.30 -1.40 6.60 -9.20 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 79.92 80.00 80.00 5.20 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 12.00 10.00 15.00 9.00 [+]
Corruption Index 81.00 82.00 92.00 81.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 9.00 8.00 14.00 5.00 [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 121.00 114.00 715.00 32.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 22.00 18.00 22.00 8.00 [+]


Canada Capacity Utilization

The rates of capacity utilization are measures of the intensity with which industries use their production capacity. Capacity utilization is the percentage of actual to potential output. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Capacity Utilization - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Capacity Utilization - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
83.30 81.10 87.30 72.70 1987 - 2019 percent Quarterly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 58.70 Jul/19
Australia 82.04 Aug/19
Brazil 77.70 Jul/19
Canada 83.30 Jun/19
China 76.40 Jun/19
Euro Area 81.90 Sep/19
France 83.40 Sep/19
Germany 83.90 Sep/19
India 76.10 Mar/19
Indonesia 77.18 Jun/19
Italy 77.20 Jun/19
Japan 102.30 Jul/19
Mexico 81.10 Jun/19
Netherlands 84.30 Sep/19
Russia 64.00 Jul/19
South Africa 81.70 Mar/19
South Korea 101.60 Jul/19
Spain 80.90 Sep/19
Switzerland 79.89 Sep/19
Turkey 76.60 Aug/19
United Kingdom 79.00 Sep/19
United States 77.88 Aug/19


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