Belgium Capacity Utilization

Capacity Utilization in Belgium decreased to 77.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 78 percent in the third quarter of 2013. Capacity Utilization in Belgium is reported by the National Bank of Belgium. Capacity Utilization in Belgium averaged 78.63 Percent from 1978 until 2013, reaching an all time high of 85 Percent in the second quarter of 2000 and a record low of 69.70 Percent in the first quarter of 2009. This page provides - Belgium Capacity Utilization - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-18

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
77.30 78.00 85.00 69.70 78.09 | 2014/03 1978 - 2013 Percent Quarterly
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Belgium Capacity Utilization
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Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Business Confidence -4.40 2014-03-31 -4.00 9.20 -31.80 -3.77 2014-04-30 [+]
Bankruptcies 1014.00 2014-01-15 1022.00 1322.00 262.00 912.18 2014-02-28 Companies [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.30 2013-11-15 78.00 85.00 69.70 78.09 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Car Registrations 39752.00 2013-10-15 35137.00 65540.00 15542.00 36114.10 2013-11-30 Cars [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.60 2014-01-31 -0.90 21.30 -18.00 3.00 2014-02-28 Percent [+]
New Orders 115.76 2012-08-15 114.02 157.04 66.93 136.06 2012-09-30 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.62 2014-01-15 2.41 19.87 -18.22 3.95 2014-02-28 Percent [+]
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Capacity Utilization | Notes
The capacity utilization rate, also called operating rate, shows the relationship between actual produced output and potential output that could be reached with available labor and equipment. The measure is shown in a percentage rate, where 100 percent indicates full capacity. For example, if an industry is working at a 65% capacity utilization rate, it means that without incurring the expensive costs of building a new plant or facility it has room to increase production by 35 percentage points.


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