United States Capacity Utilization

Capacity Utilization in the United States increased to 79.21 percent in March of 2014 from 78.80 percent in February of 2014. Capacity Utilization in the United States is reported by the Federal Reserve. Capacity Utilization in the United States averaged 80.63 Percent from 1967 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 89.39 Percent in January of 1967 and a record low of 66.81 Percent in June of 2009. This page provides - United States Capacity Utilization - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-24

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
79.21 78.80 89.39 66.81 79.28 | 2014/06 1967 - 2014 Percent Monthly
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United States Capacity Utilization
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CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-01-17 02:15 PM United States
Capacity Utilization
Dec 2013 79.2% 79.1% (R) 79.1% 79.15%
2014-02-14 02:15 PM United States
Capacity Utilization
Jan 2014 78.5% 79.2% 79.3% 79.81%
2014-03-17 01:15 PM United States
Capacity Utilization
Feb 2014 78.8% 78.5% 78.5% 78%
2014-04-16 02:15 PM United States
Capacity Utilization
Mar 2014 79.2% 78.8% (R) 78.8% 78.84%
2014-05-15 02:15 PM United States
Capacity Utilization
Apr 2014 79.2% 78.29%
2014-06-16 02:15 PM United States
Capacity Utilization
May 2014 79.18%
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Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Industrial Production 3.80 2014-03-31 3.49 62.00 -33.70 4.19 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Business Confidence 53.70 2014-03-15 53.20 77.50 29.40 54.25 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Bankruptcies 33212.00 2013-12-31 34892.00 82446.00 19695.00 29953.92 2014-06-30 Companies [+]
Business Inventories 0.40 2014-02-28 0.40 1.40 -2.10 0.62 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 79.21 2014-03-15 78.80 89.39 66.81 79.28 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Car Registrations 590.80 2013-12-15 531.10 1149.00 331.50 675.67 2014-06-30 Thousand [+]
Changes in Inventories 111.70 2013-11-15 115.70 117.20 -206.10 152.83 2014-06-30 USD Billion [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.20 2014-03-31 0.53 2.66 -4.96 0.12 2014-04-30 [+]
Corporate Profits 2173.70 2013-11-15 2126.60 2173.70 30.10 USD Billion [+]
Durable Goods Orders 2.60 2014-03-15 2.10 16.58 -13.90 0.05 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Factory Orders 1.60 2014-02-15 -1.00 7.10 -7.50 0.58 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.73 2014-03-15 1.18 6.43 -4.21 0.40 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.40 2014-04-15 55.50 57.10 51.00 54.32 2014-05-31 [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.80 2014-03-15 1.83 22.96 -17.85 2.30 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
New Orders 488832.00 2014-02-15 481320.00 497059.00 223465.00 486775.91 2014-06-30 USD Million [+]
Nfib Business Optimism Index 93.40 2014-03-15 91.40 107.70 80.10 93.25 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 53.10 2014-03-15 51.60 62.00 37.60 53.16 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Ny Empire State Manufacturing Index 1.29 2014-04-15 5.61 39.09 -33.73 5.60 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 16.60 2014-04-15 9.00 58.90 -57.90 10.52 2014-05-31 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 55.30 2014-03-31 53.30 56.70 49.30 53.66 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.40 2014-03-15 15.34 21.77 9.17 15.64 2014-06-30 Millions [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.50 2014-02-28 0.80 2.38 -2.07 0.74 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
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Capacity Utilization | Notes
The capacity utilization rate, also called operating rate, shows the relationship between actual produced output and potential output that could be reached with available labor and equipment. The measure is shown in a percentage rate, where 100 percent indicates full capacity. For example, if an industry is working at a 65% capacity utilization rate, it means that without incurring the expensive costs of building a new plant or facility it has room to increase production by 35 percentage points.


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