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

Canadian industries operated at 82.2 percent of their production capacity in the fourth quarter of 2016, up from a downwardly revised 81.6 percent in the previous period. Capacity utilization rose for the second time, reaching the highest since the last three months of 2014. The mining and quarrying industry led the increase due to a significant gain in support activities for mining and oil and gas extraction. It went up 5 percentage points to 73.9 percent, the largest gain since the third quarter of 2011. Increases in capacity utilization in mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction and construction and in non-durable goods manufacturing more than offset declines in durable goods manufacturing, electric power generation, transmission and distribution, and forestry and logging. Capacity Utilization in Canada averaged 83.06 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)
2016-09-08 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 82.2% 81.6% 83%
2017-06-09 12:30 PM Q1 82.2% 82.73%
2017-09-08 12:30 PM Q2 82.42%
2017-12-08 01:30 PM Q3 82.22%




Canada Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 61.10 55.00 75.00 36.10 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.50 54.70 56.30 47.50 [+]
Industrial Production 2.86 1.52 11.37 -15.24 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.52 0.48 3.36 -3.49 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.49 1.09 12.88 -17.31 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.20 81.60 87.30 72.70 percent [+]
New Orders 54255964.00 54099261.00 62785328.00 14816411.00 CAD THO [+]
Changes in Inventories -4365.00 7353.00 21415.00 -18847.00 CAD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 177.00 243.00 872.00 177.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 62880.00 67272.00 77375.00 -758.00 CAD Million [+]
Car Registrations 125284.00 112996.00 203557.00 19807.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.60 0.30 1.22 -1.38 percent [+]
Mining Production 5.41 4.26 17.48 -16.33 percent [+]
Steel Production 1030.00 1005.00 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 82.00 83.00 92.00 81.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 9.00 9.00 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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
82.20 81.60 87.30 72.70 1987 - 2016 percent Quarterly
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