Capacity Utilization in the United States decreased to 78.80 percent in March from 79 percent in February of 2019. Capacity Utilization in the United States averaged 80.26 percent from 1967 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 89.39 percent in January of 1967 and a record low of 66.69 percent in June of 2009.

Capacity Utilization in the United States is expected to be 79.00 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 States to stand at 78.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Capacity Utilization is projected to trend around 78.40 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-18 02:15 PM Capacity Utilization 78.7% 78.6% 78.5% 78.3%
2019-02-15 02:15 PM Capacity Utilization 78.2% 78.8% 78.7% 78.7%
2019-03-15 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization 78.2% 78.3% 78.4% 78.3%
2019-04-16 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization 78.8% 79% 79.1% 79.2%
2019-05-15 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization 78.8%
2019-06-14 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization
2019-07-16 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization 79%


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 55.30 54.20 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.40 52.40 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 52.90 55.30 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.10 59.70 62.00 37.80 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.80 54.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.80 3.50 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.10 0.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.00 1.10 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.80 79.00 89.39 66.69 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.60 0.10 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.90 0.40 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 -0.10 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 -0.10 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 497474.00 500479.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.50 0.00 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.30 0.90 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 96.80 89.77 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.20 1.20 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22232.00 22103.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2076.20 2076.82 2076.82 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 101.80 101.70 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 66.90 61.10 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 8.50 13.70 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 10.10 3.70 39.00 -34.40 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 3.00 10.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.15 -0.31 2.78 -5.27 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 8.30 13.10 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 58.70 64.70 78.60 21.20 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.46 2.64 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 389.93 445.50 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.45 16.57 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 5.48 -1.40 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 92.00 25.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -2129.00 -1174.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 125.56 125.17 125.56 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 6.90 -3.10 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 825.00 833.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 71.00 75.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 22.00 16.00 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 6896.00 7647.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 10.50 12.70 108.20 -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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
78.80 79.00 89.39 66.69 1967 - 2019 percent Monthly
Seasonally Adjusted




Country Last Previous
Argentina 58.50 Feb/19
Australia 80.97 Mar/19
Brazil 78.00 Feb/19
Canada 81.70 Dec/18
China 75.90 Mar/19
Euro Area 83.60 Mar/19
France 85.00 Mar/19
Germany 86.30 Mar/19
India 74.80 Sep/18
Indonesia 76.10 Mar/19
Italy 76.80 Mar/19
Japan 101.00 Feb/19
Mexico 81.20 Jan/19
Netherlands 83.90 Mar/19
Russia 63.00 Feb/19
South Africa 81.40 Dec/18
South Korea 101.70 Feb/19
Spain 80.59 Mar/19
Switzerland 84.29 Mar/19
Turkey 75.00 Apr/19
United Kingdom 81.30 Mar/19
United States 78.80 Mar/19


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