Canada Capacity Utilization  1987-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Canadian industries operated at 81.4 percent of their production capacity in the first quarter of 2016, up from 80.9 percent in the previous period. The mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction industries (77 percent from 75.9 percent in Q4) were the main source of this increase, followed by electric power generation, transmission and distribution (82.5 percent from 80.9 percent). Manufacturing as a whole operated at 83.2 percent of its capacity, edging up 0.2 percentage points from the previous quarter, mainly driven by food sector (82.6 percent from 80.9 percent). In contrast, declines were observed mainly in forestry and logging (88 percent from 91.7 percent) and in metal products manufacturing (77.2 percent from 80.6 percent). Capacity Utilization in Canada averaged 83.10 percent from 1987 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 87.30 percent in the first quarter of 1988 and a record low of 72.70 percent in the second quarter of 2009. Capacity Utilization in Canada is reported by the Statistics Canada.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
81.40 80.90 87.30 72.70 1987 - 2016 percent Quarterly
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The rates of capacity utilization are measures of the intensity with which industries use their production capacity. Capacity utilization is the percentage of actual to potential output. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Capacity Utilization - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Capacity Utilization - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-12-10 01:30 PM Q3 82.0% 81.4% 81.9% 82%
2016-03-10 01:30 PM Q4 81.1% 81.6% 81.6% 82.60%
2016-06-09 12:30 PM Q1 81.4% 80.9% 81.3% 80.52%
2016-09-08 12:30 PM Q2 81.4% 81.75%
2016-12-08 01:30 PM Q3 81.69%

Canada Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 57.00 51.70 75.00 36.10 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.90 51.80 56.30 47.50 [+]
Industrial Production -1.63 2.32 11.37 -15.24 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -3.73 -0.44 3.36 -3.73 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -0.83 1.35 12.88 -17.31 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.40 80.90 87.30 72.70 percent [+]
New Orders 51707839.00 50983283.00 62785328.00 14816411.00 CAD THO [+]
Changes in Inventories -6904.00 -5586.00 21697.00 -18847.00 CAD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 248.00 247.00 872.00 200.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 61698.00 47609.00 77375.00 -758.00 CAD Million [+]
Car Registrations 193720.00 198274.00 203257.00 19807.00 Thousand [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.60 0.10 1.22 -1.38 percent [+]
Mining Production -6.40 -0.26 17.48 -16.33 percent [+]
Steel Production 1040.00 1140.00 1534.00 349.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.31 5.24 5.37 5.20 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 13.00 15.00 15.00 9.00 [+]
Corruption Index 83.00 81.00 92.00 81.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 9.00 10.00 14.00 5.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 14.00 13.00 19.00 8.00 [+]




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Bulgaria 73.50 Sep/16
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European Union 81.50 Sep/16
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Indonesia 77.01 Jun/16
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Ivory Coast 60.40 Mar/16
Japan 95.60 Jun/16
Latvia 71.80 Sep/16
Lithuania 75.50 Sep/16
Luxembourg 77.60 Sep/16
Malaysia 81.00 Jun/16
Maldives 60.50 May/16
Mali 62.00 Mar/16
Malta 79.80 Sep/16
Mexico 80.60 Jun/16
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Niger 33.90 Mar/16
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South Africa 82.20 Mar/16
South Korea 112.00 Jun/16
Spain 79.02 Sep/16
Sri Lanka 81.00 Dec/15
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Switzerland 80.61 Sep/16
Thailand 64.91 Jun/16
Togo 44.70 Mar/16
Turkey 75.70 Jul/16
United Kingdom 81.10 Sep/16
United States 75.92 Jul/16