Canada Capacity Utilization  1987-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Canadian industries operated at 85.0 percent of their production capacity in the third quarter of 2017, up from a downwardly revised 84.3 percent in the prior period and below market expectations of 85 percent. It was the strongest reading since the third quarter of 2007 as utilization rate improved in construction (1.5 pp to 89.1 percent), electric power generation, transmission and distribution (3.7 pp to 88.9 percent), mining and quarrying (1.9 pp to 79.5 percent) and manufacturing (0.1 pp to 85.2 percent). In contrast, the deterioration was observed in oil and gas extraction (-0.3 pp to 81.5 percent ) and forestry and logging (-4.7 pp to 81.4 percent). Capacity Utilization in Canada averaged 83.04 percent from 1987 until 2017, 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
2017-06-09 12:30 PM Capacity Utilization 83.3% 81.8% 82.4% 82.7%
2017-09-08 12:30 PM Capacity Utilization 85.0% 83.3% 85% 83.4%
2017-12-08 01:30 PM Capacity Utilization 85.0% 85.0% 85.0% 84%
2018-03-09 01:30 PM Capacity Utilization 85.0% 85.05%
2018-06-08 12:30 PM Capacity Utilization 84.75%
2018-09-12 12:30 PM Capacity Utilization 84.39%


Canada Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 55.20 60.40 75.00 36.10 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.90 54.70 56.30 47.50 [+]
Industrial Production 4.50 3.70 11.37 -15.24 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.14 -0.64 3.36 -3.49 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 4.65 4.07 12.88 -17.31 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 85.00 84.30 87.30 72.70 percent [+]
New Orders 54882632.00 54652492.00 62735972.00 14816411.00 CAD THO [+]
Changes in Inventories 17065.00 11905.00 21415.00 -18847.00 CAD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 222.00 250.00 872.00 177.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 80312.00 80486.00 80486.00 -758.00 CAD Million [+]
Car Registrations 127734.00 161879.00 220436.00 19807.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.40 0.00 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 [+]
Steel Production 1220.00 1315.00 1534.00 349.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 4.02 5.86 23.26 -16.33 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.35 5.27 5.37 5.20 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 14.00 15.00 15.00 9.00 [+]
Corruption Index 82.00 83.00 92.00 81.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 9.00 9.00 14.00 5.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 18.00 22.00 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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
85.00 84.30 87.30 72.70 1987 - 2017 percent Quarterly
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capacity utilization by Country
Country Last
Australia 82.67 Jan/18
Brazil 76.20 Dec/17
Canada 85.00 Sep/17
China 78.00 Dec/17
Euro Area 84.40 Mar/18
France 85.70 Mar/18
Germany 87.90 Mar/18
Indonesia 75.05 Dec/17
Italy 78.50 Dec/17
Japan 104.90 Dec/17
Mexico 82.50 Nov/17
Netherlands 83.50 Mar/18
Russia 64.00 Dec/17
South Korea 114.30 Dec/17
Spain 80.03 Dec/17
Switzerland 84.01 Mar/18
Turkey 78.20 Jan/18
United Kingdom 81.20 Mar/18
United States 77.50 Jan/18


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