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

Capacity Utilization in the United States decreased to 75.50 percent in August from 75.92 percent in July of 2016. Capacity Utilization in the United States averaged 80.38 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
75.50 75.92 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-15 01:15 PM Jun 75.4% 74.9% 75% 74.8%
2016-08-16 01:15 PM Jul 75.9% 75.4% 75.6% 75.5%
2016-09-15 01:15 PM Aug 75.5% 75.9% 75.7% 75.8%
2016-10-17 01:15 PM Sep 75.5% 75.9%
2016-11-16 02:15 PM Oct 75.9%
2016-12-14 02:15 PM Nov 76%

United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 49.40 52.60 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.40 52.00 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 51.40 55.50 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 51.90 51.00 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 52.00 51.50 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -1.10 -0.60 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.40 0.60 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -0.40 -0.10 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 75.50 75.92 89.40 66.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 0.00 3.60 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.00 3.00 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.40 1.10 2.80 -4.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 0.40 4.60 -7.10 percent [+]
Factory Orders 1.90 -1.80 10.20 -9.70 percent [+]
New Orders 454759.00 447425.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Business Inventories 0.00 0.20 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -9.50 40.70 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.00 0.30 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 25227.00 24797.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1477.10 1506.00 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 94.40 94.60 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 12.80 2.00 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index -8.00 -11.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 47.50 60.70 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index -1.99 -4.21 38.99 -34.82 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -3.70 -6.20 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.55 0.24 2.71 -5.05 [+]
Chicago Pmi 54.20 51.50 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.98 17.88 21.77 9.05 Millions [+]
Car Production 4.06 4.02 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 549.34 588.14 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -1.88 -6.20 12.49 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 49.00 52.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 2027.00 -3204.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels (MB) [+]
Leading Economic Index 178.62 178.26 179.01 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6703.00 6877.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -9.30 -9.90 13.70 -12.40 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 5.70 5.61 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]




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