Japan Capacity Utilization  1968-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Capacity Utilization in Japan decreased to 96.50 Index Points in April from 97.50 Index Points in March of 2016. Capacity Utilization in Japan averaged 112.37 Index Points from 1968 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 137.50 Index Points in November of 1968 and a record low of 69.30 Index Points in February of 2009. Capacity Utilization in Japan is reported by the Ministry of Economy, Japan.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
96.50 97.50 137.50 69.30 1968 - 2016 Index Points Monthly
SA, 2010=100
In Japan, capacity utilization is the quantity of production divided by the quantity of production capacity, expressing the state of operations for various facilities in the manufacturing industry. It does not measure the absolute level of capacity utilization but the relative capacity utilization rate compared with the benchmark year. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Capacity Utilization - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Capacity Utilization - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-15 04:30 AM Feb -5.4% 2.6%
2016-05-17 04:30 AM Mar 3.2% -5.4%
2016-06-14 04:30 AM Apr -1.0% 3.2%
2016-07-13 04:30 AM May -1.0%
2016-08-12 04:30 AM Jun
2016-09-14 04:30 AM Jul

Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 6.00 6.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 48.10 47.70 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 50.40 49.30 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -0.10 -3.30 33.10 -38.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -2.30 0.50 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -3.20 0.19 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 96.50 97.50 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 948.97 1154.11 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -11.00 5.50 25.50 -16.40 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1019.00 1458.40 6740.80 -6422.40 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 671.00 695.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 15899.74 17763.05 20288.07 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 112.00 110.20 120.80 79.00 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 43.00 43.50 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 546397.00 757605.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 193891.00 184562.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 100.00 99.10 112.80 74.80 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment -4.00 0.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Steel Production 8841.00 8498.00 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -12.25 4.68 15.40 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 4710.00 4218.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.47 5.47 5.50 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 6.00 6.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 34.00 30.00 34.00 13.00 [+]
Corruption Index 75.00 76.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 15.00 25.00 14.00 [+]




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