Euro Area Capacity Utilization

Capacity Utilization In the Euro Area increased to 80 percent in the first quarter of 2014 from 78.40 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013. Capacity Utilization In the Euro Area is reported by the European Commission. Capacity Utilization in the Euro Area averaged 81.03 Percent from 1985 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 85.30 Percent in the fourth quarter of 1989 and a record low of 69.60 Percent in the third quarter of 2009. This page provides - Euro Area Capacity Utilization - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-17

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
80.00 78.40 85.30 69.60 78.09 | 2014/05 1985 - 2014 Percent Quarterly
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Euro Area Capacity Utilization
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Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Capacity Utilization 80.00 2014-02-15 78.40 85.30 69.60 78.09 2014-05-31 Percent [+]
Business Confidence 0.39 2014-03-15 0.36 1.50 -3.77 0.45 2014-04-30 [+]
Industrial Production 1.70 2014-02-28 1.60 9.80 -21.40 2.64 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Car Registrations 735.00 2014-02-15 710.00 1130.00 665.00 730.55 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Changes In Inventories -6.68 2013-11-15 2.26 21.64 -20.94 -1.69 2014-03-31 EUR [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.20 2014-02-15 0.00 2.30 -4.20 0.41 2014-02-28 Percent [+]
Manufacturing Pmi 53.00 2014-03-15 53.20 59.00 33.50 53.10 2014-04-30 [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.50 2014-01-31 1.70 10.20 -22.40 2.84 2014-02-28 Percent [+]
Sentix Investors Sentiment 14.08 2014-04-15 13.92 42.02 -42.67 16.11 2014-05-31 [+]
Services Pmi 52.20 2014-03-31 52.60 58.30 39.20 54.14 2014-04-30 Index Points [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 61.20 2014-04-15 61.50 89.90 -63.70 60.99 2014-05-31 [+]
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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.


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