United States Capacity Utilization  1967-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Capacity Utilization in the United States increased to 77 percent in October from 76.40 percent in September of 2017. Capacity Utilization in the United States averaged 80.31 percent from 1967 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 89.40 percent in January of 1967 and a record low of 66.70 percent in June of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-15 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization 76.1% 76.9% 76.8% 76.8%
2017-10-17 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization 76.0% 75.8% 76.2% 76.1%
2017-11-16 02:15 PM Capacity Utilization 77.0% 76.4% 76.3% 76.4%
2017-12-15 02:15 PM Capacity Utilization 77.0% 76.95%


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 58.70 60.80 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.60 53.10 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 60.10 59.80 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 55.30 55.30 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 55.20 54.80 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.90 2.10 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.90 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.50 1.40 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.00 76.40 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.20 2.20 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.80 2.40 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 1.10 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.70 0.60 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 478455.00 471684.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.40 1.20 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.00 0.60 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 35.80 5.50 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.30 0.80 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23109.00 23443.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1643.80 1642.70 1741.40 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 103.80 103.00 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 22.70 27.90 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 12.00 19.00 27.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 51.60 49.70 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 19.40 30.20 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 27.60 21.30 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.65 0.36 2.73 -5.12 [+]
Chicago Pmi 66.20 65.20 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.70 2.80 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 511.18 501.98 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 18.09 18.57 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -1.86 1.85 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -46.00 -18.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 44.00 894.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 182.70 182.50 182.70 70.21 Index Points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
Steel Production 6716.00 7064.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 6.40 10.00 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.85 5.70 5.85 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Corruption Index 74.00 76.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]


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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
77.00 76.40 89.40 66.70 1967 - 2017 percent Monthly
Seasonally Adjusted




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