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

Canadian industries operated at 80 percent of their production capacity in the second quarter of 2016, down from 81.4 percent in the previous period and below consensus of 81.5 percent. Oil and gas extraction was the main source of the decline in the capacity utilization rate (73.9 percent from 78.1 percent in Q1), largely due to the wildfire in province of Alberta. The construction capacity utilization rate fell for the fifth time in six quarters (83.5 percent from 83.8 percent) and the utilization rate of transportation equipment manufacturing decreased (93.5 percent from 94.6 percent), while electric power generation, transmission and distribution industry capacity utilization rate went up (84.7 percent from 82.8 percent) as a result of increased production. Meantime, manufacturing as a whole fell 1.2 percentage points to 82.2 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
80.00 81.40 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 80% 81.4% 81.5% 81.75%
2016-12-08 01:30 PM Q3 80% 80.8%

Canada Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 52.30 57.00 75.00 36.10 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.10 51.90 56.30 47.50 [+]
Industrial Production 0.09 -1.64 11.37 -15.24 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 2.52 -3.41 3.36 -3.49 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.86 -0.89 12.88 -17.31 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 80.00 81.40 87.30 72.70 percent [+]
New Orders 50565641.00 51707839.00 62785328.00 14816411.00 CAD THO [+]
Changes in Inventories 502.00 -8964.00 21697.00 -18847.00 CAD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 261.00 248.00 872.00 200.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 56175.00 62822.00 77375.00 -758.00 CAD Million [+]
Car Registrations 176028.00 193720.00 203257.00 19807.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.61 -0.58 1.22 -1.38 percent [+]
Mining Production -5.61 -6.10 17.48 -16.33 percent [+]
Steel Production 1100.00 1135.00 1534.00 349.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.27 5.31 5.37 5.20 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 15.00 13.00 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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