Canadian industries operated at 80.9 percent of their production capacity in the first quarter 2019, down from an upwardly revised 81.8 percent in the previous quarter and hitting its lowest level since the first quarter of 2017. It compares with market expectations of 81 percent. The decrease in the first quarter was mainly attributed to declines in the mining & quarrying industry (-4.3pp to 72.6%); oil and gas extraction (-1.3pp to 82.9%) and in the manufacturing sector (-0.9pp to 78.2%). In contrast, capacity utilization rose in the electric power generation, transmission & distribution industry (0.4pp to 86.2%) and among petroleum & coal product manufacturers (8.6pp to 86.3%). Capacity Utilization in Canada averaged 82.92 percent from 1987 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 87.30 percent in the first quarter of 1988 and a record low of 72.70 percent in the second quarter of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-12 12:30 PM Capacity Utilization 85.5% 83.7% 86.9% 85.9%
2018-12-12 01:30 PM Capacity Utilization 82.6% 84.1% 85.7% 85.7%
2019-03-08 01:30 PM Capacity Utilization 81.7% 82.8% 81.9% 82%
2019-06-07 12:30 PM Capacity Utilization 80.9% 81.8% 81% 81.5%
2019-09-11 12:30 PM Capacity Utilization 80.9% 83%
2019-12-11 01:30 PM Capacity Utilization 82%


Canada Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 55.90 55.90 75.00 36.10 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.10 49.70 57.10 47.50 [+]
Industrial Production 0.32 -0.58 10.26 -14.52 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.82 -0.66 3.33 -3.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.73 0.83 11.77 -17.31 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 80.90 81.80 87.30 72.70 percent [+]
New Orders 57494428.00 58084236.00 63214073.00 14816411.00 CAD THO [+]
Changes in Inventories 17717.00 13891.00 24252.00 -21563.00 CAD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 278.00 281.00 872.00 177.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 85116.00 84400.00 97553.00 -758.00 CAD Million [+]
Car Registrations 185390.00 186515.00 220436.00 19807.00 Units [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.50 -0.20 1.20 -1.40 percent [+]
Internet Speed 16205.66 14855.09 16205.66 3293.95 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 15582991.00 15135509.00 15582991.00 8092964.00 IP [+]
Steel Production 1120.00 1150.00 1534.00 349.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -5.36 -4.79 23.15 -16.41 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 79.92 80.00 80.00 5.20 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 12.00 10.00 15.00 9.00 [+]
Corruption Index 81.00 82.00 92.00 81.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 9.00 8.00 14.00 5.00 [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 70.00 66.00 715.00 32.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 22.00 18.00 22.00 8.00 [+]


Canada Capacity Utilization

The rates of capacity utilization are measures of the intensity with which industries use their production capacity. Capacity utilization is the percentage of actual to potential output. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Capacity Utilization - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Capacity Utilization - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
80.90 81.80 87.30 72.70 1987 - 2019 percent Quarterly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 61.60 Apr/19
Australia 80.88 May/19
Brazil 77.80 Apr/19
Canada 80.90 Mar/19
China 75.90 Mar/19
Euro Area 82.80 Jun/19
France 84.40 Jun/19
Germany 85.40 Jun/19
India 75.90 Dec/18
Indonesia 76.10 Mar/19
Italy 76.80 Mar/19
Japan 102.20 Apr/19
Mexico 80.70 Apr/19
Netherlands 84.30 Jun/19
Russia 63.00 Feb/19
South Africa 81.40 Dec/18
South Korea 101.40 Apr/19
Spain 80.50 Jun/19
Switzerland 81.82 Jun/19
Turkey 77.10 Jun/19
United Kingdom 80.70 Jun/19
United States 78.07 May/19


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