Capacity Utilization in the United Kingdom increased to 73.90 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020 from 64.50 percent in the third quarter of 2020. source: DG ECFIN - Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs

Capacity Utilization in the United Kingdom averaged 72.83 percent from 1958 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 85.20 percent in the second quarter of 1988 and a record low of 38 percent in the first quarter of 1965. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Capacity Utilization - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Capacity Utilization - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on June of 2021.

Capacity Utilization in the United Kingdom is expected to be 74.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Capacity Utilization in the United Kingdom to stand at 76.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Capacity Utilization is projected to trend around 80.00 percent in 2022 and 82.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Capacity Utilization

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
73.90 64.50 85.20 38.00 1958 - 2020 percent Quarterly
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United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 38.00 -22.00 55.00 -87.00 points [+]
Services PMI 62.90 61.00 62.90 13.40 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 65.60 60.90 65.60 32.60 points [+]
Industrial Production 27.50 3.60 27.50 -24.40 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.30 1.80 10.60 -19.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 39.70 4.80 39.70 -30.30 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 73.90 64.50 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
New Orders 11310.00 10083.00 25109.00 5806.00 GBP Million [+]
Factory Orders 17.00 -8.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
Changes in Inventories -2211.00 2848.00 11982.00 -10447.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 2384.00 3053.00 6961.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 113790.00 118566.00 118566.00 931.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 60.40 35.80 61.00 -80.60 [+]
Car Production 68306.00 115498.00 185157.00 197.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 156737.00 141583.00 562337.00 4321.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment 29.00 -7.00 40.00 -84.00 [+]
Internet Speed 16920.86 16337.23 16920.86 3085.89 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 27493519.00 26782989.00 27493519.00 13305856.00 IP [+]
Leading Economic Index 1.50 -1.50 16.90 -18.80 percent [+]
Private Investment -11.90 5.90 60.70 -33.70 percent [+]
Mining Production -16.80 -4.30 851.30 -90.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 710.00 702.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 81.20 81.99 82.11 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 9.00 8.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite PMI 62.90 60.70 62.90 13.80 points [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 4.00 7.00 32.00 3.00 [+]
Corruption Index 77.00 77.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 11.00 12.00 20.00 8.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 9.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 25689.62 23560.18 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]


United Kingdom Capacity Utilization
Capacity utilization rate is used to measure the rate at which potential output levels are being met or used.