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

Capacity Utilization in the United States decreased to 74.90 percent in May from 75.30 percent in April of 2016. Capacity Utilization in the United States averaged 80.40 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
74.90 75.30 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 July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-15 01:15 PM Mar 74.8% 75.3% 75.4% 75.6%
2016-05-17 01:15 PM Apr 75.4% 74.9% 75% 74.7%
2016-06-15 01:15 PM May 74.9% 75.3% 75.2% 75.43%
2016-07-15 01:15 PM Jun 74.9% 74.84%
2016-08-16 01:15 PM Jul 74.87%
2016-09-15 01:15 PM Aug 74.94%

United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 51.30 48.00 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.40 50.70 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 51.30 51.30 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 52.90 53.40 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Composite Pmi 51.20 50.90 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -1.40 -1.10 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.40 0.70 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -0.10 0.40 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 74.90 75.30 89.40 66.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -2.20 3.40 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.90 3.70 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.30 0.40 2.80 -4.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 1.00 4.60 -7.10 percent [+]
New Orders 460508.00 458377.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.90 1.70 10.20 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.10 0.40 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 68.30 78.30 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.60 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 24797.00 24735.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1388.50 1380.40 1642.70 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 93.80 93.60 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 37.20 57.00 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -18.30 -20.80 47.00 -60.20 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.51 0.05 2.71 -5.04 [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 4.70 -1.80 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 6.01 -9.02 38.99 -34.82 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index -7.00 -1.00 27.00 -42.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 56.80 49.30 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.45 17.42 21.77 9.05 Millions [+]
Car Production 3.78 3.96 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 622.70 574.50 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -4.05 -0.92 12.49 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 37.00 62.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 1367.00 627.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels (MB) [+]
Leading Economic Index 179.01 178.30 179.01 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6820.00 6571.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -11.50 -13.20 13.70 -13.20 percent [+]
Corruption Index 76.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 16.00 17.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 7.00 7.00 4.00 [+]
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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Japan 96.50 Apr/16
Latvia 73.00 Jun/16
Lithuania 76.10 Jun/16
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Malaysia 82.00 Mar/16
Maldives 78.00 Mar/16
Mali 55.80 Dec/15
Malta 78.90 Jun/16
Mexico 80.30 Apr/16
Netherlands 81.50 Jun/16
New Zealand 93.20 Mar/16
Niger 59.30 Dec/15
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Norway 76.90 Mar/16
Peru 32.08 Jan/16
Philippines 83.40 Apr/16
Poland 77.70 Jun/16
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Romania 78.60 Jun/16
Russia 63.00 May/16
Senegal 60.40 Dec/15
Slovakia 83.00 Jun/16
Slovenia 83.10 Jun/16
South Africa 82.20 Mar/16
South Korea 112.10 Apr/16
Spain 78.19 Jun/16
Sri Lanka 81.00 Dec/15
Sweden 89.30 Mar/16
Switzerland 81.11 Jun/16
Thailand 64.76 Apr/16
Togo 60.70 Dec/15
Turkey 76.10 Jun/16
United Kingdom 79.00 Jun/16
United States 74.90 May/16