Capacity Utilization in the United States increased to 79 percent in May of 2022 from 78.9 percent in April, slightly below market forecasts of 79.2 percent. Capacity utilization for manufacturing was 79.1% while the operating rate for mining was 81.5% and for utilities was 76.4%. source: Federal Reserve

Capacity Utilization in the United States averaged 79.98 percent from 1967 until 2022, 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 June of 2022.

Capacity Utilization in the United States is expected to be 79.30 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 77.50 percent in 2023 and 78.40 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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United States Capacity Utilization



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-17 01:15 PM Apr 79% 78.2% 78.6% 78.3%
2022-06-17 01:15 PM May 79% 78.9% 79.2% 79.1%
2022-07-15 01:15 PM Jun 79%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Industrial Production Mom 0.20 1.40 percent May 2022
Industrial Production 5.80 6.30 percent May 2022
Manufacturing Production 4.80 5.80 percent May 2022
Capacity Utilization 79.04 78.91 percent May 2022
Car Production 1.83 1.84 Million Units May 2022
Manufacturing Production MoM -0.10 0.80 Percent May 2022
Mining Production 9.00 9.40 percent May 2022

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).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
79.04 78.91 89.40 63.40 1967 - 2022 percent Monthly
Seasonally Adjusted