Canadian industries operated at 82 percent of their production capacity in the first quarter of 2022, same as that in the previous quarter. The gains in the construction sector (95.1 percent vs 92.4 percent in Q4 of 2021), the electric power generation, transmission and distribution industry (84.1 percent vs 81.8 percent) and the manufacturing sector (76.3 percent vs 76.2 percent) were offset by declines in the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (78.1 percent vs 80.9 percent), and the forestry and logging (75.9 percent vs 79 percent) subsectors. source: Statistics Canada

Capacity Utilization in Canada averaged 82.73 percent from 1987 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 87.30 percent in the first quarter of 1988 and a record low of 71.90 percent in the second quarter of 2020. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2022.

Capacity Utilization in Canada is expected to be 84.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Canada Capacity Utilization is projected to trend around 84.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Capacity Utilization



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-03-11 01:30 PM Q4 82.9% 81.7% 82.2% 81.5%
2022-06-10 12:30 PM Q1 82% 82% 82.3%
2022-09-09 12:30 PM Q2


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Industrial Production Mom -0.98 1.30 percent May 2022
Industrial Production 6.18 7.18 percent May 2022
Manufacturing Production 5.36 6.30 percent May 2022
Capacity Utilization 82.00 82.00 percent Mar 2022
New Orders 70756681.00 75213825.00 CAD THO May 2022
Changes in Inventories 7664.00 5259.00 CAD Million Mar 2022
Bankruptcies 242.00 185.00 Companies Jun 2022
Corporate Profits 140919.00 138352.00 CAD Million Mar 2022
Car Registrations 153361.00 151199.00 Units Jun 2022
Leading Economic Index 0.40 -0.10 percent Aug 2021
Manufacturing Sales -0.80 -1.10 percent Jun 2022
Wholesale Sales 0.10 0.90 percent Jun 2022
Mining Production 8.93 8.50 percent May 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
82.00 82.00 87.30 71.90 1987 - 2022 percent Quarterly
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News Stream
Canada Capacity Utilization Rate Holds at 82%
Canadian industries operated at 82 percent of their production capacity in the first quarter of 2022, same as that in the previous quarter. The gains in the construction sector (95.1 percent vs 92.4 percent in Q4 of 2021), the electric power generation, transmission and distribution industry (84.1 percent vs 81.8 percent) and the manufacturing sector (76.3 percent vs 76.2 percent) were offset by declines in the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (78.1 percent vs 80.9 percent), and the forestry and logging (75.9 percent vs 79 percent) subsectors.
2022-06-10
Canada Capacity Utilization Rate Beats Forecasts
Canadian industries operated at 82.9 percent of their production capacity in the fourth quarter of 2021, up from 81.7 percent in the third quarter and above market expectations of 82.2 percent.The increase was driven by gains in the manufacturing sector (76.9 percent vs 75.1 percent in Q3) specifically, transportation equipment manufacturing (70.5 percent vs 62.3 percent); construction sector (92.6 percent vs 91.4 percent); and mining and quarrying (87.5 percent vs 85.8 percent). However, the expansion in capacity was limited by declines in forestry and logging (78.8 percent vs 80.2 percent).
2022-03-11
Canadian Capacity Utilization Unexpectedly Drops
Canadian industries operated at 81.4 percent of their production capacity in the third quarter of 2021, down from 82 percent in the second quarter and below market expectations of 83 percent. It was the first decrease after four consecutive increases, as capacity utilization declined for construction (90.1 percent vs 94.1 percent in Q2), forestry and logging (80 percent vs 87.1 percent), and manufacturing (75.1 percent vs 77.1 percent), mainly due to transportation equipment (62 percent vs 68.6 percent). A further decline in capacity was limited by higher readings for oil and gas extraction (80.7 percent vs 77.1 percent), and mining and quarrying (84.9 percent vs 80 percent).
2021-12-10