Canadian industries operated at 85.5 percent of their production capacity in the second quarter of 2018, up from a downwardly revised 83.7 percent in the first quarter and hitting its highest level since the second quarter of 2007. It compares with market expectations of 86.9 percent. The increase in the second quarter of 2018 was led by the mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction sector (+3.1 pp to 84.5 percent) and, to a lesser extent, the manufacturing sector (+1.8 pp to 81.8 percent). Also, capacity utilization went up for construction (+0.8 pp to 93.0 percent) and forestry and logging (+3.9 pp to 90.6 percent). Conversely, a drop was observed for electric power generation, transmission and distribution (-0.1 pp to 84.7 percent). Capacity Utilization in Canada averaged 83.09 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-09 01:30 PM Capacity Utilization 86% 85.1% 85.2% 85.1%
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 85.5% 85.7%


Canada Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 61.80 50.40 75.00 36.10 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.90 54.80 57.10 47.50 [+]
Industrial Production 3.04 2.93 11.37 -15.24 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.65 0.04 3.36 -3.49 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.82 1.05 12.88 -17.31 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 85.50 83.70 87.30 72.70 percent [+]
New Orders 58830069.00 59291805.00 62768223.00 14816411.00 CAD THO [+]
Changes in Inventories 14112.00 15849.00 21415.00 -18847.00 CAD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 209.00 190.00 872.00 177.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 76692.00 78757.00 84849.00 -758.00 CAD Million [+]
Car Registrations 177825.00 185214.00 220436.00 19807.00 Units [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.10 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 [+]
Steel Production 1120.00 1020.00 1534.00 349.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 4.47 5.69 20.65 -16.33 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 79.92 80.00 80.00 5.20 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 12.00 10.00 15.00 9.00 [+]
Corruption Index 82.00 82.00 92.00 81.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 8.00 9.00 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
85.50 83.70 87.30 72.70 1987 - 2018 percent Quarterly
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Country Last
Argentina 61.10 Sep/18
Australia 81.84 Oct/18
Brazil 77.80 Sep/18
Canada 85.50 Jun/18
China 76.50 Sep/18
Euro Area 83.90 Dec/18
France 85.20 Dec/18
Germany 87.10 Dec/18
Indonesia 75.33 Sep/18
Italy 77.90 Sep/18
Japan 101.20 Sep/18
Mexico 81.00 Sep/18
Netherlands 84.10 Dec/18
Russia 64.00 Oct/18
South Africa 81.10 Jun/18
South Korea 102.50 Sep/18
Spain 78.50 Dec/18
Switzerland 84.70 Dec/18
Turkey 75.40 Oct/18
United Kingdom 80.20 Dec/18
United States 78.40 Oct/18


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