Canada Capacity Utilization

Capacity Utilization in Canada increased to 82 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 81.20 percent in the third quarter of 2013. Capacity Utilization in Canada is reported by the Statistics Canada. Capacity Utilization in Canada averaged 82.34 Percent from 1987 until 2013, reaching an all time high of 87.60 Percent in the first quarter of 1988 and a record low of 70.70 Percent in the second quarter of 2009. This page provides - Canada Capacity Utilization - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-17

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
82.00 81.20 87.60 70.70 81.76 | 2014/03 1987 - 2013 Percent Quarterly


Canada Capacity Utilization

CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-03-13 12:30 PM Canada
Capacity Utilization
Q4 2013 82.0% 81.2% (R) 82.0% 81.59%
2014-06-12 01:30 PM Canada
Capacity Utilization
Q1 2014 82.0% 81.76%
2014-09-10 01:30 PM Canada
Capacity Utilization
Q2 2014 82.12%
2014-12-11 01:30 PM Canada
Capacity Utilization
Q3 2014 82.12%
2015-03-12 01:30 PM Canada
Capacity Utilization
Q4 2014

Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Industrial Production 3.29 2013-12-15 2.83 16.92 -14.71 2.86 2014-01-31 Percent [+]
Bankruptcies 247.00 2014-01-15 280.00 872.00 219.00 258.82 2014-02-28 Companies [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.00 2013-11-15 81.20 87.60 70.70 81.76 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Car Registrations 97624.00 2014-01-15 115368.00 189076.00 19807.00 111500.57 2014-02-28 Thousand [+]
Changes in Inventories 18025.00 2013-11-15 12418.00 19650.00 -18754.00 17242.80 2014-03-31 CAD Million [+]
Manufacturing Pmi 53.30 2014-03-15 52.90 56.30 49.30 53.11 2014-04-30 [+]
New Orders 53924825.00 2014-01-15 52573377.00 53924825.00 14816411.00 53476792.18 2014-02-28 CAD THO [+]
Business Confidence 55.20 2014-03-31 57.20 75.00 36.10 57.77 2014-04-30 [+]

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.


Bank of Canada Leaves Rates at 1%  
At its April 16th, 2014 meeting, Bank of Canada decided to leave the overnight lending at 1 percent, as the Bank continues to see a gradual strengthening in the fundamental drivers of growth and inflation.
Canadian Unemployment Rate Falls for the First Time in 2014  
In March of 2014, Canadian jobless rate fell to 6.9 from 7.0 percent in the previous month and 7.2 percent a year earlier. Employment increased by 42,900, driven by gains among youths, compared with a loss of 7,000 jobs in February.
Canadian Trade Balance Turns to a CAD 290 Million Surplus  
Trade balance in Canada recorded a surplus of CAD 290 million in February of 2014, following a CAD 337 million deficit in January, as exports grew 3.6 percent and imports were up 2.1 percent. Motor vehicles and parts, and energy products improved exports, while imports increased for energy products.
Canada Inflation Rate Slows in February  
Canadian annual inflation rate decelerated for the first time in 4 months to 1.1 percent, after hitting a 19-month high 1.5 percent in January. The slowdown is mainly due to a 1.3 percent fall in gasoline prices, following a 4.6 percent increase in January.
Canada Trade Deficit Narrows Sharply in January  
Canadian trade deficit decreased to CAD 172 million in the first month of 2014 from CAD 922 million in December of 2013 as imports declined 1.6 percent while exports edged up 0.2 percent.
Canada Unemployment Rate Steady at 7%  
In February of 2014, Canada's jobless rate remained unchanged at 7 percent. There has been little overall employment growth in Canada since August 2013.
Canada Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
At its March 5th, 2014 meeting, Canada's central bank decided to leave the overnight rate unchanged at 1 percent, as widely expected, citing balanced risks to inflation, housing market and household debt.
Canadian Economy Resilient in Q4  
In the last three months of 2013, Canada’s GDP advanced 0.7 percent on a quarter-on-quarter basis, the same rate recorded in the preceding quarter. The annualized growth rate was recorded at 2.9 percent, better than 2.7 percent in the third quarter.
Canada's Current Account Deficit Widened in Q4  
Canada's current account deficit increased by CAD 1.2 billion to CAD 16.0 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013. It is the highest deficit in the last five quarters, as exports fell due to lower crude oil prices and imports rose.
Canada Inflation Up to 19-Month High in January  
Canada’s annual inflation rate accelerated in January of 2014 to 1.5 percent from 1.2 percent in the previous month, boosted by higher shelter costs.


Mozambique Leaves Lending Rate Steady at 8.25%  
At its April 16th, 2014 meeting, Bank of Mozambique left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 8.25 percent for the sixth consecutive meeting, saying this was consistent with meeting domestic economic targets for 2014.
Spanish Trade Deficit Narrows to 4-Month Low  
In February of 2014, Spanish trade gap decreased to € 1.62 billion, down from € 2.82 billion in the previous month. Compared with the same month a year earlier, the trade deficit widened 37 percent.
Angolan Inflation Rate Down To 7.32% in March  
The annual consumer prices in Angola decelerated for the second consecutive month to 7.32 percent in March of 2014, from 7.48 percent recorded in February of 2014.
Russia GDP Growth Slows Sharply in Q1  
Russian economy advanced an annual 0.8 percent in the first quarter of 2014, well below the 2 percent expansion recorded in the previous three-month period, Russia's Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said addressing the parliament.
Bank of Canada Leaves Rates at 1%  
At its April 16th, 2014 meeting, Bank of Canada decided to leave the overnight lending at 1 percent, as the Bank continues to see a gradual strengthening in the fundamental drivers of growth and inflation.
US Industrial Production Slows in March  
Industrial production increased 0.7 percent in March after having advanced 1.2 percent in February. Yet, manufacturing output rose for the second straight month.
US Housing Starts Rise Below Forecasts  
Privately-owned housing starts in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000. This is 2.8 percent above the revised February estimate of 920,000, but down 5.9 percent year-on-year.
China’s Economy Expands 1.4% QoQ in Q1  
In the first three months of 2014, the Chinese GDP slowed for the third straight quarter. The economy expanded 1.4 percent quarter-on-quarter, down from a revised 1.7 percent increase in the last three months of 2013.
Malaysian Inflation Rate Unchanged in March  
Malaysian annual inflation remained steady at 3.5 percent in March of 2014, after accelerating in the previous six months. A slowdown in transport prices was enough to offset higher food, housing and gas prices.
Italian Trade Surplus Widens in February  
The trade surplus increased to EUR 2.6 billion in February of 2014, from a revised EUR 0.36 billion in the previous month, as exports increased at a faster pace than imports. Compared with a year earlier, the trade surplus more than doubled from EUR 1.05 billion.

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