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

Capacity Utilization in the United States increased to 78 percent in July from 77.80 percent in June of 2015. Capacity Utilization in the United States averaged 80.49 percent from 1967 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 89.40 percent in January of 1967 and a record low of 66.90 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
78.00 77.80 89.40 66.90 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. Content for - United States Capacity Utilization - was last refreshed on Sunday, August 30, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-06-15 02:15 PM May 78.1% 78.3%(R) 78.3% 78.2%
2015-07-15 02:15 PM Jun 78.4% 78.2%(R) 78.1% 78.1%
2015-08-14 02:15 PM Jul 78% 77.7%(R) 78% 77.61%
2015-09-15 02:15 PM Aug 78% 78%
2015-10-16 02:15 PM Sep 78.08%
2015-11-17 02:15 PM Oct 78.20%

United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 52.70 52.80 77.50 29.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.90 53.80 57.90 51.00 [+]
Services PMI 55.20 55.70 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.30 1.30 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.60 0.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.50 1.80 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.00 77.80 89.40 66.90 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.34 -0.07 2.66 -4.96 [+]
Durable Goods Orders 2.00 3.40 23.80 -19.40 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 60.30 56.00 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Factory Orders 1.80 -1.10 10.50 -10.10 percent [+]
New Orders 478499.00 470478.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Business Inventories 0.80 0.30 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 110.00 95.00 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.90 0.80 2.38 -2.07 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 25046.00 26130.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1513.90 1494.70 1673.10 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 95.40 94.10 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index -14.92 3.86 38.99 -34.82 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 8.30 5.70 58.90 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.55 17.00 21.77 9.05 Millions [+]
Car Registrations 646.60 702.00 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Car Production 4.90 4.08 9.92 1.29 Million [+]
Chicago Pmi 54.70 49.40 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 55.00 55.70 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 -5.45 2.62 12.49 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -4.60 -7.00 47.00 -60.20 Index Points [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 1.00 -2.40 26.50 -20.00 Percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.60 -0.10 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 1660.00 -2708.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels (MB) [+]
Ism New York Index 68.80 63.10 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Leading Economic Index 174.59 174.17 174.59 70.21 Index Points [+]
Mining Production -1.80 -1.50 13.80 -11.70 percent [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 69.00 53.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 0.00 13.00 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 80.83 Jul/15 81.27 84.67 78.24 percent [+]
Brazil 80.10 Jun/15 80.10 84.40 79.10 percent [+]
Canada 82.70 Mar/15 83.50 87.60 71.60 percent [+]
Euro Area 81.10 Sep/15 81.10 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
France 82.20 Sep/15 81.80 90.30 71.40 percent [+]
Germany 84.20 Sep/15 84.40 88.70 70.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 77.82 Jun/15 73.06 79.78 62.43 percent [+]
Italy 75.50 Jun/15 74.00 80.30 64.90 percent [+]
Japan 97.10 Jun/15 96.40 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
Mexico 80.00 Jun/15 80.00 81.20 74.10 percent [+]
Netherlands 82.30 Sep/15 81.80 86.50 74.40 percent [+]
Russia 60.00 Jul/15 60.00 65.00 38.00 percent [+]
South Korea 111.30 Jun/15 111.20 111.40 4.20 Index Points [+]
Spain 77.73 Sep/15 77.73 90.00 68.86 percent [+]
Switzerland 81.41 Sep/15 80.59 90.00 75.04 percent [+]
Turkey 74.80 Aug/15 75.90 82.00 58.70 percent [+]
United Kingdom 81.50 Sep/15 82.30 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
United States 78.00 Jul/15 77.80 89.40 66.90 percent [+]