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 63.80 59.60 75.00 36.10 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.30 55.00 56.30 47.50 [+]
Industrial Production 4.40 5.70 11.37 -15.24 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.90 -0.46 3.36 -3.49 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.97 4.26 12.88 -17.31 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 85.00 83.20 87.30 72.70 percent [+]
New Orders 52772094.00 53553823.00 62785328.00 14816411.00 CAD THO [+]
Changes in Inventories 11072.00 10553.00 21415.00 -18847.00 CAD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 208.00 197.00 872.00 177.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 76318.00 73337.00 77544.00 -758.00 CAD Million [+]
Car Registrations 190581.00 187257.00 220436.00 19807.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.10 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 1010.00 1125.00 1534.00 349.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 10.30 13.25 26.29 -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 November 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
Country Last
Australia 81.73 Oct/17
Brazil 77.50 Sep/17
Canada 85.00 Jun/17
China 76.80 Sep/17
Euro Area 83.80 Dec/17
France 84.90 Dec/17
Germany 87.10 Dec/17
Indonesia 75.99 Sep/17
Italy 78.00 Sep/17
Japan 101.80 Sep/17
Mexico 80.80 Sep/17
Netherlands 83.30 Dec/17
Russia 65.00 Sep/17
South Korea 114.00 Sep/17
Spain 79.07 Sep/17
Switzerland 82.96 Dec/17
Turkey 79.70 Oct/17
United Kingdom 84.70 Dec/17
United States 77.00 Oct/17