Japan Capacity Utilization 1968-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Capacity Utilization in Japan decreased to 96.40 Index Points in May from 99.40 Index Points in April of 2015. Capacity Utilization in Japan averaged 112.67 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.

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Japan Capacity Utilization
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
96.40 99.40 137.50 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. Content for - Japan Capacity Utilization - was last refreshed on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-05-18 05:30 AM Mar -1.2% -3.2%
2015-06-12 05:30 AM Apr -0.4% -1.2%
2015-07-13 05:30 AM May -3.0% -0.4%
2015-08-12 05:30 AM Jun -3.0%
2015-09-12 05:30 AM Jul

Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 15.00 12.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.40 50.10 56.20 29.60 [+]
Industrial Production 0.20 -3.90 33.10 -38.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.80 -2.10 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -3.94 0.10 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 96.40 99.40 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
Leading Economic Index 106.20 106.40 114.10 76.50 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1008.28 989.93 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 0.60 3.80 25.50 -19.50 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -630.90 -3170.00 6571.30 -6423.40 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 824.00 724.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 17532.05 18065.09 18065.09 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 109.00 111.00 117.40 78.40 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 51.00 53.30 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Registrations 239582.00 180759.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Car Production 539173.00 592244.00 961994.00 249772.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.47 5.39 5.50 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 6.00 9.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Corruption Index 76.00 74.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 15.00 18.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 29.00 27.00 29.00 13.00 [+]
Mining Production -8.34 4.18 15.40 -16.10 percent [+]
Services Pmi 51.80 51.50 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 0.00 1.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]


Capacity Utilization Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 81.27 Jun/15 80.78 84.67 78.24 percent [+]
Brazil 80.10 May/15 80.60 84.40 79.10 percent [+]
Canada 82.70 Mar/15 83.50 87.60 71.60 percent [+]
Euro Area 81.10 Jun/15 81.00 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
France 82.20 Sep/15 81.80 90.30 71.40 percent [+]
Germany 84.40 Jun/15 84.50 88.70 70.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 77.82 Jun/15 73.06 79.78 62.43 percent [+]
Italy 75.50 Jun/15 74.00 80.30 64.90 percent [+]
Japan 96.40 May/15 99.40 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
Mexico 80.00 May/15 79.70 81.20 74.10 percent [+]
Netherlands 82.30 Sep/15 81.80 86.50 74.40 percent [+]
Russia 60.00 Jun/15 61.00 65.00 38.00 percent [+]
South Korea 111.20 May/15 111.10 111.40 4.20 Index Points [+]
Spain 77.73 Jun/15 76.76 90.00 68.86 percent [+]
Switzerland 80.59 Jun/15 82.58 90.00 75.04 percent [+]
Turkey 75.90 Jul/15 75.10 82.00 58.70 percent [+]
United Kingdom 82.30 Jun/15 83.10 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
United States 77.80 Jun/15 77.70 89.40 66.90 percent [+]