Capacity Utilization in the United States increased to 76.40 percent in October from 75.20 percent in September of 2021, above forecasts of 75.8 percent. source: Federal Reserve

Capacity Utilization in the United States averaged 80 percent from 1967 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 89.40 percent in January of 1967 and a record low of 63.40 percent in April of 2020. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2021.

Capacity Utilization in the United States is expected to be 75.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Capacity Utilization is projected to trend around 77.00 percent in 2022 and 78.40 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Capacity Utilization

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-18 01:15 PM Sep 75.2% 76.2% 76.5% 76.5%
2021-11-16 02:15 PM Oct 76.4% 75.2% 75.8% 75.9%
2021-12-16 02:15 PM Nov

Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Industrial Production Mom 1.60 -1.30 percent Oct/21
Industrial Production 5.10 4.60 percent Oct/21
Manufacturing Production 4.50 4.70 percent Oct/21
Capacity Utilization 76.40 75.20 percent Oct/21
Car Production 1.43 1.06 Million Units Oct/21
Manufacturing Production MoM 1.20 -0.70 Percent Oct/21
Mining Production 11.80 6.90 percent Oct/21
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).