Capacity Utilization in the United States decreased to 78.40 percent in October from 78.50 percent in September of 2018. Capacity Utilization in the United States averaged 80.25 percent from 1967 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 89.39 percent in January of 1967 and a record low of 66.71 percent in June of 2009.

Capacity Utilization in the United States is expected to be 78.30 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 States to stand at 78.82 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Capacity Utilization is projected to trend around 78.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-15 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization 78.1% 78.1% 78.2% 78.2%
2018-09-14 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization 78.1% 77.9% 78.3% 78.3%
2018-10-16 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization 78.1% 78.1% 78.2% 78.2%
2018-11-16 02:15 PM Capacity Utilization 78.4% 78.5% 78.2% 78.3%
2018-12-14 02:15 PM Capacity Utilization 78.4% 78.5% 78.2%
2019-01-17 02:15 PM Capacity Utilization 78.30%
2019-02-15 02:15 PM Capacity Utilization


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 59.30 57.70 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.30 55.70 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.70 54.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 60.70 60.30 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.70 54.90 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.10 5.60 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.10 0.20 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.70 3.80 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.40 78.50 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -4.40 -0.10 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.20 -1.40 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 -0.60 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 0.10 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 502677.00 515334.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -2.10 0.20 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.30 0.50 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 86.65 -36.81 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.80 0.70 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22103.00 22245.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2073.50 2007.53 2073.50 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.40 107.90 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 67.80 69.80 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 12.90 22.20 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 23.30 21.10 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 14.00 15.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.24 0.14 2.77 -5.22 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 17.60 29.40 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 66.40 58.40 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.64 2.78 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 436.69 443.14 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.49 17.57 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -7.32 3.58 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -63.00 -59.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 1699.00 -764.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 124.54 124.26 124.54 46.91 Index Points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change 5.36 3.45 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 877.00 887.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 75.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 16.00 18.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 85.64 84.84 85.64 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 1.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 6.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7571.00 7251.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 13.10 15.10 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


United States Capacity Utilization

Capacity utilization rate is used to measure the rate at which potential output levels are being met or used. The capacity indexes cover all facilities located in the United States, regardless of their ownership; and are constructed for 89 detailed industries (71 in manufacturing, 16 in mining, and 2 in utilities). This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Capacity Utilization - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Capacity Utilization - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
78.40 78.50 89.39 66.71 1967 - 2018 percent Monthly
Seasonally Adjusted




Country Last Previous
Argentina 61.10 Sep/18
Australia 81.84 Oct/18
Brazil 77.10 Oct/18
Canada 85.50 Jun/18
China 76.50 Sep/18
Euro Area 83.90 Dec/18
France 85.20 Dec/18
Germany 87.10 Dec/18
Indonesia 75.33 Sep/18
Italy 77.90 Sep/18
Japan 101.20 Sep/18
Mexico 81.00 Sep/18
Netherlands 84.10 Dec/18
Russia 64.00 Oct/18
South Africa 81.10 Jun/18
South Korea 102.60 Oct/18
Spain 78.50 Dec/18
Switzerland 84.70 Dec/18
Turkey 74.10 Nov/18
United Kingdom 80.20 Dec/18
United States 78.40 Oct/18


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