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

Capacity Utilization in the United States decreased to 76.50 percent in December from 77 percent in November of 2015. It is the lowest figure since July of 2013. Capacity Utilization in the United States averaged 80.46 percent from 1967 until 2015, 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.

United States Capacity Utilization
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
76.50 77.00 89.40 66.89 1967 - 2015 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 February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-11-17 02:15 PM Oct 77.5% 77.7% 77.5% 77.5%
2015-12-16 02:15 PM Nov 77% 77.5% 77.4% 77.5%
2016-01-15 02:15 PM Dec 76.5% 76.9% 76.8% 76.9%
2016-02-17 02:15 PM Jan 76.5% 76.33%
2016-03-16 01:15 PM Feb 76.16%
2016-04-15 01:15 PM Mar 76.04%

United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 48.20 48.00 77.50 29.40 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 53.50 55.90 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.40 51.20 57.90 51.00 [+]
Services PMI 53.20 54.30 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 53.20 54.00 61.00 53.20 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -1.80 -1.20 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.40 -0.60 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.80 0.90 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.50 77.00 89.40 66.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -5.10 0.00 23.80 -19.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -2.90 -2.00 26.50 -20.00 Percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -1.20 -0.10 2.80 -4.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation -0.80 -0.30 4.60 -6.90 percent [+]
New Orders 472203.00 473873.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -2.90 2.20 10.50 -10.10 percent [+]
Business Inventories -0.20 0.00 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 68.60 85.50 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.30 -0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 24985.00 25046.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1508.90 1533.90 1642.70 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 95.20 94.80 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 54.60 60.70 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index -19.37 -4.59 38.99 -34.82 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -34.60 -20.10 47.00 -60.20 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.22 -0.30 2.70 -5.02 [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index -3.50 -10.20 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 2.00 6.00 27.00 -42.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 55.60 42.90 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.58 17.34 21.77 9.05 Millions [+]
Car Production 3.95 3.94 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 551.60 600.40 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 7.79 8.38 12.49 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -152.00 -211.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 5938.00 3464.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels (MB) [+]
Leading Economic Index 177.02 176.55 177.02 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Mining Production -11.20 -8.20 13.80 -11.70 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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Australia 80.04 Dec/15
Austria 85.00 Mar/16
Belgium 78.20 Dec/15
Benin 78.30 Sep/15
Bolivia 71.00 Dec/12
Brazil 77.50 Dec/15
Bulgaria 74.40 Mar/16
Burkina Faso 37.80 Sep/15
Canada 82.00 Sep/15
Colombia 73.93 Oct/15
Denmark 79.60 Mar/16
Estonia 72.50 Mar/16
Euro Area 81.90 Mar/16
European Union 81.50 Mar/16
Finland 79.50 Mar/16
France 80.70 Mar/16
Germany 85.10 Mar/16
Greece 66.70 Dec/15
Guinea Bissau 58.30 Sep/15
Indonesia 75.23 Dec/15
Italy 76.60 Dec/15
Ivory Coast 65.40 Sep/15
Japan 98.60 Nov/15
Latvia 72.30 Mar/16
Lithuania 75.90 Mar/16
Luxembourg 72.40 Mar/16
Malaysia 77.00 Sep/15
Maldives 62.70 Sep/15
Mali 40.90 Sep/15
Malta 77.80 Mar/16
Mexico 79.60 Nov/15
Netherlands 81.20 Mar/16
New Zealand 93.20 Dec/15
Niger 64.30 Sep/15
Nigeria 54.90 Sep/15
Norway 76.40 Dec/15
Peru 35.01 Nov/15
Philippines 83.60 Nov/15
Poland 78.40 Mar/16
Portugal 76.52 Dec/15
Romania 78.90 Mar/16
Russia 62.00 Dec/15
Senegal 57.00 Jun/15
Slovakia 85.40 Mar/16
Slovenia 83.20 Mar/16
South Africa 79.70 Sep/15
South Korea 111.60 Dec/15
Spain 77.55 Mar/16
Sri Lanka 81.00 Dec/14
Sweden 87.10 Sep/15
Switzerland 81.23 Dec/15
Thailand 65.10 Nov/15
Togo 60.20 Sep/15
Turkey 74.90 Jan/16
United Kingdom 80.30 Mar/16
United States 76.50 Dec/15