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

Canadian industries operated at 83.3 percent of their production capacity in the first quarter of 2017, up from a downwardly revised 81.8 percent in the previous period and above market expectations of 82.4 percent. It was the highest rate since the third quarter of 2007 as rise in capacity utilization in manufacturing (1.5 pp to 83.4 percent), construction (2.1 pp to 86.6 percent), and mining and quarrying (5.9 pp to 79.4 percent) more than offset decline in oil and gas extraction (-0.3 pp to 80.8 percent) and forestry and logging (-1.5 pp to 85.9 percent). Capacity utilization in electric power generation, transmission and distribution were unchanged at 83.1 percent. Capacity Utilization in Canada averaged 83.05 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 Forecast (i)
2016-12-08 01:30 PM Q3 81.9% 79.7% 80.8%
2017-03-09 01:30 PM Q4 82.2% 81.6% 83%
2017-06-09 12:30 PM Q1 83.3% 81.8% 82.4% 82.7%
2017-09-08 12:30 PM Q2 83.3% 83.42%
2017-12-08 01:30 PM Q3 83.39%


Canada Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 60.00 61.60 75.00 36.10 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.50 54.70 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 83.30 81.80 87.30 72.70 percent [+]
New Orders 52059885.00 53269673.00 62785328.00 14816411.00 CAD THO [+]
Changes in Inventories 12324.00 -2522.00 21415.00 -18847.00 CAD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 284.00 239.00 872.00 177.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 73337.00 69408.00 77544.00 -758.00 CAD Million [+]
Car Registrations 207008.00 220436.00 220436.00 19807.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.60 0.20 1.20 -1.40 percent [+]
Mining Production 25.74 12.70 25.74 -16.33 percent [+]
Steel Production 970.00 1080.00 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 August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
83.30 81.80 87.30 72.70 1987 - 2017 percent Quarterly
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capacity utilization by Country

Last
Australia 81.93 Jul/17
Brazil 77.00 Jun/17
Canada 83.30 Mar/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 101.90 Jun/17
Mexico 81.30 Jun/17
Netherlands 83.40 Sep/17
Russia 66.00 Jul/17
South Korea 112.70 Jun/17
Spain 79.07 Sep/17
Switzerland 81.84 Sep/17
Turkey 78.70 Jul/17
United Kingdom 82.60 Sep/17
United States 76.70 Jul/17