United States Capacity Utilization  1967-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Capacity Utilization in the United States decreased to 74.80 percent in March from 75.40 percent in February of 2016. Capacity Utilization in the United States averaged 80.44 percent from 1967 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 89.40 percent in January of 1967 and a record low of 66.89 percent in June of 2009. Capacity Utilization in the United States is reported by the Federal Reserve.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
74.80 75.40 89.40 66.89 1967 - 2016 percent Monthly
Seasonally Adjusted
Capacity utilization rate is used to measure the rate at which potential output levels are being met or used. The capacity indexes cover all facilities located in the United States, regardless of their ownership; and are constructed for 89 detailed industries (71 in manufacturing, 16 in mining, and 2 in utilities). This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Capacity Utilization - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Capacity Utilization - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-17 02:15 PM Jan 77.1% 76.4% 76.7% 76.5%
2016-03-16 01:15 PM Feb 76.7% 77.1% 76.9% 76.9%
2016-04-15 01:15 PM Mar 74.8% 75.3% 75.4% 75.6%
2016-05-17 01:15 PM Apr 74.8% 74.54%
2016-06-15 01:15 PM May 74.22%
2016-07-15 01:15 PM Jun 73.92%

United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 50.80 48.00 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.80 51.50 57.90 50.80 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 54.50 53.40 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 52.10 51.30 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 51.70 51.30 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -2.00 -1.60 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.60 -0.50 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.40 1.00 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 74.80 75.40 89.40 66.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 0.80 -2.80 23.80 -19.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.00 -1.90 26.50 -20.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.20 -1.00 2.80 -4.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation -0.80 -0.20 4.60 -6.90 percent [+]
Factory Orders -1.70 -2.90 10.50 -10.10 percent [+]
New Orders 453956.00 463938.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Business Inventories -0.10 0.10 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 60.90 78.30 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.50 -0.20 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 24797.00 24735.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1380.40 1533.90 1642.70 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 92.60 92.90 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 9.56 0.62 38.99 -34.82 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 50.40 53.60 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -13.90 -13.60 47.00 -60.20 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.44 -0.29 2.70 -5.02 [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index -1.60 12.40 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 14.00 22.00 27.00 -42.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 50.40 53.60 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.57 17.54 21.77 9.05 Millions [+]
Car Production 3.93 4.02 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 574.50 517.20 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 2.00 2.08 12.49 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 73.00 7.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 1608.00 -110.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels (MB) [+]
Leading Economic Index 178.30 178.30 178.30 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6748.00 6366.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -12.90 -10.50 13.70 -12.90 percent [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 7.00 7.00 4.00 [+]
Corruption Index 76.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 16.00 17.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.61 5.54 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]




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South Africa 80.50 Dec/15
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Spain 78.19 Jun/16
Sri Lanka 81.00 Dec/15
Sweden 87.90 Dec/15
Switzerland 81.07 Mar/16
Thailand 65.10 Mar/16
Togo 60.70 Dec/15
Turkey 75.30 Apr/16
United Kingdom 79.00 Jun/16
United States 74.80 Mar/16