United States Capacity Utilization 1967-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Capacity Utilization in the United States decreased to 78.10 percent in May of 2015 from 78.30 percent in April of 2015. Capacity Utilization in the United States averaged 80.55 percent from 1967 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 89.39 percent in January of 1967 and a record low of 66.93 percent in June of 2009. Capacity Utilization in the United States is reported by the Federal Reserve.

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United States Capacity Utilization
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
78.10 78.30 89.39 66.93 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). Content for - United States Capacity Utilization - was last refreshed on Friday, July 3, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-15 02:15 PM Mar 78.4% 79.0% (R) 78.7% 78.9%
2015-05-15 02:15 PM Apr 78.2% 78.6% (R) 78.4% 78.5%
2015-06-15 02:15 PM May 78.1% 78.3% (R) 78.3% 78.2%
2015-07-15 02:15 PM Jun 78.1% 77.97%
2015-08-14 02:15 PM Jul 77.87%
2015-09-15 02:15 PM Aug 77.87%

United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 53.50 52.80 77.50 29.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.60 54.00 57.90 51.00 [+]
Services PMI 54.80 56.20 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.40 1.90 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.20 -0.50 6.40 -4.20 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.80 2.30 22.96 -17.85 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.10 78.30 89.39 66.93 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.17 -0.19 2.66 -4.96 [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.80 -1.50 23.80 -19.40 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.70 57.80 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Factory Orders -1.00 -0.70 10.50 -10.10 percent [+]
New Orders 476690.00 478504.00 558155.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Business Inventories 0.40 0.10 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 95.00 80.00 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.40 0.20 2.38 -2.07 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 26130.00 26983.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1406.40 1542.50 1673.10 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 98.30 96.90 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index -1.98 3.09 38.99 -34.82 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 15.20 6.70 58.90 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.16 17.79 21.77 9.05 Millions [+]
Car Registrations 684.20 545.10 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Chicago Pmi 49.40 46.20 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.54 5.48 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 5.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.60 56.00 61.00 53.50 Index Points [+]
Corruption Index 74.00 73.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 17.00 19.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 2.38 -1.95 12.49 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -7.00 -20.80 47.00 -60.20 Index Points [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -2.10 -0.80 26.50 -20.00 Percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 -0.30 2.80 -4.40 percent [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 7.00 7.00 4.00 [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation -1.40 0.00 4.70 -6.50 percent [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -1757.00 -334.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels (MB) [+]
Ism New York Index 63.10 54.00 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Leading Economic Index 161.17 159.22 161.17 72.41 Index Points [+]
Mining Production -3.00 1.30 13.58 -11.70 percent [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 69.00 132.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 6.00 1.00 27.00 -42.00 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]


Capacity Utilization Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 80.78 May/15 80.13 84.67 78.24 percent [+]
Brazil 80.60 Apr/15 80.80 84.40 79.10 percent [+]
Canada 82.70 Mar/15 83.50 87.60 71.60 percent [+]
Euro Area 81.10 Jun/15 81.00 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
France 81.80 Jun/15 80.60 90.30 71.40 percent [+]
Germany 84.40 Jun/15 84.50 88.70 70.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 73.06 Mar/15 79.78 79.78 62.43 percent [+]
Italy 75.50 Jun/15 74.00 80.30 64.90 percent [+]
Japan 99.40 Apr/15 99.80 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
Mexico 79.70 Apr/15 81.20 81.20 74.10 percent [+]
Netherlands 81.80 Jun/15 80.40 86.50 74.40 percent [+]
Russia 61.00 Apr/15 60.00 65.00 38.00 percent [+]
South Korea 111.10 Apr/15 111.40 111.40 4.20 Index Points [+]
Spain 77.73 Jun/15 76.76 90.00 68.86 percent [+]
Switzerland 80.59 Jun/15 82.58 90.00 75.04 percent [+]
Turkey 75.10 Jun/15 74.90 82.00 58.70 percent [+]
United Kingdom 82.30 Jun/15 83.10 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
United States 78.10 May/15 78.30 89.39 66.93 percent [+]