Canada Capacity Utilization  1987-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Canadian industries ran at 81.9 percent of capacity in the third quarter of 2016, up 2.2 percentage points from a downwardly revised 79.7 percent in the previous period. It was the largest quarterly increase since the first quarter of 1987, mainly attributable to the oil and gas extraction industry as operations resumed following the Fort McMurray wildfires. Capacity Utilization in Canada averaged 83.08 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 81.9% 79.7% 80.8%
2017-03-09 01:30 PM Q4 81.9% 83.02%
2017-06-09 12:30 PM Q1 83.33%
2017-09-08 12:30 PM Q2 83.42%




Canada Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 60.80 56.80 75.00 36.10 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.80 51.50 56.30 47.50 [+]
Industrial Production 1.51 3.29 11.37 -15.24 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.58 1.38 3.36 -3.49 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -0.18 1.42 12.88 -17.31 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.90 79.70 87.30 72.70 percent [+]
New Orders 51759275.00 51671948.00 62785328.00 14816411.00 CAD THO [+]
Changes in Inventories 4591.00 953.00 21415.00 -18847.00 CAD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 231.00 224.00 872.00 197.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 64535.00 56175.00 77375.00 -758.00 CAD Million [+]
Car Registrations 163309.00 157414.00 203257.00 19807.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.30 0.40 1.22 -1.38 percent [+]
Mining Production 2.24 3.59 17.48 -16.33 percent [+]
Steel Production 930.00 1035.00 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 22.00 20.00 22.00 8.00 [+]



Canada Capacity Utilization Notes

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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
81.90 79.70 87.30 72.70 1987 - 2016 percent Quarterly
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