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

Capacity utilization in Japan dropped 0.1 percent to 98.60 in November of 2015 from 98.7 a month earlier. Capacity Utilization in Japan averaged 112.51 Index Points from 1968 until 2015, 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.

Japan Capacity Utilization
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
98.60 98.70 137.50 69.30 1968 - 2015 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 February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-11-13 04:30 AM Sep 1.5% -0.9%
2015-12-14 04:30 AM Oct 1.3% 1.5%
2016-01-18 04:30 AM Nov -0.1% 1.3%
2016-02-15 04:30 AM Dec -0.1%
2016-03-15 04:30 AM Jan
2016-04-15 04:30 AM Feb

Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 12.00 12.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Services Pmi 52.40 51.50 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.30 52.60 56.20 29.60 [+]
Industrial Production -1.60 1.70 33.10 -38.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.40 -0.90 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.56 -1.37 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 98.60 98.70 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 896.39 1158.37 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -14.40 10.70 25.50 -16.40 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1481.10 2443.60 6607.50 -6427.60 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 675.00 699.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 15217.20 20288.07 20288.07 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 111.20 111.90 120.80 79.00 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 46.60 48.70 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 641058.00 669404.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 210384.00 204327.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 102.00 103.20 112.80 74.80 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 0.00 0.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Mining Production 2.42 -0.56 15.40 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 5246.00 5126.00 9368.00 4258.00 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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