Canada Capacity Utilization  1987-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Canadian industries operated at 85 percent of their production capacity in the second quarter of 2017, up from a downwardly revised 83.2 percent in the previous period and in line with market expectations. It was the highest rate since the third quarter of 2007, mainly due to a rise in capacity utilization in mining and quarrying (3.7 pp to 82.8 percent) an oil and gas extraction (3.3 pp to 84 percent). Also, capacity utilization increased for construction (1.3 pp to 87.7 percent); electric power generation, transmission and distribution (1.9 pp to 85.2 percent) and manufacturing (0.7 to 84.2 percent). Meanwhile, a decline was reported for forestry and logging (-1.1 pp to 85.7 percent). Capacity Utilization in Canada averaged 83.06 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
2017-03-09 01:30 PM Capacity Utilization 82.2% 81.6% 83%
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% 83.39%


Canada Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 56.30 60.00 75.00 36.10 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.60 55.50 56.30 47.50 [+]
Industrial Production 8.95 2.30 11.37 -15.24 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 2.49 0.16 3.36 -3.49 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 5.16 2.00 12.88 -17.31 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 85.00 83.20 87.30 72.70 percent [+]
New Orders 52059885.00 53269673.00 62785328.00 14816411.00 CAD THO [+]
Changes in Inventories 11072.00 10553.00 21415.00 -18847.00 CAD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 226.00 284.00 872.00 177.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 76318.00 73337.00 77544.00 -758.00 CAD Million [+]
Car Registrations 184809.00 207008.00 220436.00 19807.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.30 0.60 1.20 -1.40 percent [+]
Mining Production 25.74 12.70 25.74 -16.33 percent [+]
Steel Production 1100.00 970.00 1534.00 349.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.27 5.31 5.37 5.20 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 15.00 13.00 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 22.00 20.00 22.00 8.00 [+]


Canada Capacity Utilization Notes

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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
85.00 83.20 87.30 72.70 1987 - 2017 percent Quarterly
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capacity utilization by Country

Last
Australia 81.57 Aug/17
Brazil 77.40 Jul/17
Canada 85.00 Jun/17
Euro Area 83.20 Sep/17
France 84.20 Sep/17
Germany 86.70 Sep/17
Indonesia 77.06 Jun/17
Italy 77.40 Jun/17
Japan 100.10 Jul/17
Mexico 81.30 Jun/17
Netherlands 83.40 Sep/17
Russia 64.00 Aug/17
South Korea 113.00 Jul/17
Spain 79.07 Sep/17
Switzerland 81.84 Sep/17
Turkey 78.80 Aug/17
United Kingdom 82.60 Sep/17
United States 76.12 Aug/17