United States Capacity Utilization  1967-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Capacity Utilization in the United States decreased to 77.50 percent in January from 77.70 percent in December of 2017. Capacity Utilization in the United States averaged 80.30 percent from 1967 until 2018, 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
2017-12-15 02:15 PM Capacity Utilization 77.1% 77% 77.2% 77%
2018-01-17 02:15 PM Capacity Utilization 77.9% 77.2% 77.3% 77.3%
2018-02-15 02:15 PM Capacity Utilization 77.5% 77.7% 78% 78%
2018-03-16 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization 77.5% 77.57%
2018-04-17 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization 77.61%
2018-05-16 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization 77.63%


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 59.10 59.30 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.90 55.50 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 59.90 56.00 62.00 37.60 [+]
Services PMI 55.90 53.30 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 55.90 53.80 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.70 3.40 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.10 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.80 2.10 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.50 77.70 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 2.90 1.70 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 2.20 1.50 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.60 0.30 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.70 1.10 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 498229.00 488114.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.70 1.70 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.40 0.40 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 9.17 38.51 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.40 0.60 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23157.00 23109.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1738.20 1643.80 1741.40 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 106.90 104.90 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 25.80 22.20 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 14.00 20.00 30.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 72.50 56.30 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 13.10 17.70 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 33.40 29.70 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.27 0.11 2.74 -5.13 [+]
Chicago Pmi 65.70 67.80 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.12 17.90 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 2.89 2.78 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 475.17 477.61 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 1.84 1.90 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -194.00 -119.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 3599.00 3414.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 184.16 184.12 184.16 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 [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 798.00 791.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change -0.91 3.95 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
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 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 6760.00 6709.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 8.80 11.40 108.20 -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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
77.50 77.70 89.40 66.70 1967 - 2018 percent Monthly
Seasonally Adjusted




capacity utilization by Country
Country Last
Australia 82.67 Jan/18
Brazil 76.20 Dec/17
Canada 85.00 Sep/17
China 78.00 Dec/17
Euro Area 84.40 Mar/18
France 85.70 Mar/18
Germany 87.90 Mar/18
Indonesia 75.05 Dec/17
Italy 78.50 Dec/17
Japan 104.90 Dec/17
Mexico 82.50 Nov/17
Netherlands 83.50 Mar/18
Russia 64.00 Dec/17
South Korea 114.30 Dec/17
Spain 80.03 Dec/17
Switzerland 84.01 Mar/18
Turkey 78.20 Jan/18
United Kingdom 81.20 Mar/18
United States 77.50 Jan/18


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