Capacity Utilization In the Euro Area decreased to 83.90 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 from 84.10 percent in the third quarter of 2018. Capacity Utilization in the Euro Area averaged 81.21 percent from 1985 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 85.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 1989 and a record low of 69.60 percent in the third quarter of 2009.
Capacity Utilization in Euro Area is expected to be 84.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Capacity Utilization in Euro Area to stand at 84.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Euro Area Capacity Utilization is projected to trend around 84.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.