Canadian industries operated at 81.7 percent of their production capacity in the fourth quarter of 2018, down from an upwardly revised 82.8 percent in the third quarter. This was the second consecutive quarterly decline, below market expectations of 81.9 percent. Lower capacity utilization in manufacturing, construction, mining and quarrying, and forestry and logging more than offset increases in electric power generation, transmission and distribution, and oil and gas extraction. The average capacity utilization rate of Canadian industries rose 1.2 percentage points to 82.8% in 2018, after increasing 2.4 percentage points in 2017, mainly due to a rebound in the oil and gas extraction subsector in the first half of the year. Capacity Utilization in Canada averaged 82.93 percent from 1987 until 2018, 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.

Capacity Utilization in Canada is expected to be 85.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Capacity Utilization in Canada to stand at 82.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Capacity Utilization is projected to trend around 83.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-08 12:30 PM Capacity Utilization 86.1% 85.6% 86.3% 85.2%
2018-09-12 12:30 PM Capacity Utilization 85.5% 83.7% 86.9% 85.9%
2018-12-12 01:30 PM Capacity Utilization 82.6% 84.1% 85.7% 85.7%
2019-03-08 01:30 PM Capacity Utilization 81.7% 82.8% 81.9% 82%
2019-06-07 12:30 PM Capacity Utilization 81.7% 85.2%
2019-09-11 12:30 PM Capacity Utilization 85%
2019-12-11 01:30 PM Capacity Utilization 84%


Canada Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 50.60 54.70 75.00 36.10 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.60 53.00 57.10 47.50 [+]
Industrial Production 4.20 2.10 10.26 -14.52 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.65 -0.87 3.33 -3.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.32 2.44 11.77 -17.31 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.70 82.80 87.30 72.70 percent [+]
New Orders 55999983.00 56982776.00 62768223.00 14816411.00 CAD THO [+]
Changes in Inventories 13422.00 6608.00 21415.00 -18847.00 CAD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 227.00 235.00 872.00 177.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 83963.00 85053.00 85053.00 -758.00 CAD Million [+]
Car Registrations 111917.00 118185.00 220436.00 19807.00 Units [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.10 -0.10 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 1150.00 1150.00 1534.00 349.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 4.96 1.91 23.15 -16.41 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 [+]
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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
81.70 82.80 87.30 72.70 1987 - 2018 percent Quarterly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 56.20 Jan/19
Australia 80.87 Feb/19
Brazil 78.30 Jan/19
Canada 81.70 Dec/18
China 76.00 Dec/18
Euro Area 83.60 Mar/19
France 85.00 Mar/19
Germany 86.30 Mar/19
India 74.80 Sep/18
Indonesia 75.18 Dec/18
Italy 78.70 Dec/18
Japan 99.40 Jan/19
Mexico 78.80 Dec/18
Netherlands 83.90 Mar/19
Russia 63.00 Feb/19
South Africa 81.20 Sep/18
South Korea 103.10 Jan/19
Spain 80.59 Mar/19
Switzerland 84.29 Mar/19
Turkey 74.00 Feb/19
United Kingdom 81.30 Mar/19
United States 78.23 Feb/19


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