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 Q2 85.5% 83.7% 86.9% 85.9%
2018-12-12 01:30 PM Capacity Utilization Q3 82.6% 84.1% 85.7% 85.7%
2019-03-08 01:30 PM Capacity Utilization Q4 81.7% 82.8% 81.9% 82%
2019-06-07 12:30 PM Capacity Utilization Q1 80.9% 81.8% 81% 81.5%
2019-09-11 12:30 PM Capacity Utilization Q2 80.9% 83%
2019-12-11 01:30 PM Capacity Utilization Q3 82%


Canada Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 54.20 52.40 75.00 36.10 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.20 49.20 57.10 47.50 [+]
Industrial Production 2.14 -0.01 10.26 -14.52 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.59 1.06 3.33 -3.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.05 1.50 11.77 -17.31 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 80.90 81.80 87.30 72.70 percent [+]
New Orders 59459254.00 57494428.00 63214073.00 14816411.00 CAD THO [+]
Changes in Inventories 17717.00 13891.00 24252.00 -21563.00 CAD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 212.00 236.00 872.00 177.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 85116.00 84400.00 97553.00 -758.00 CAD Million [+]
Car Registrations 189850.00 206821.00 220436.00 19807.00 Units [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.20 0.30 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 [+]
Wholesale Sales -1.80 1.60 6.90 -5.30 percent [+]
Steel Production 970.00 1150.00 1534.00 349.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -0.89 0.64 23.15 -16.41 percent [+]
Manufacturing Sales 1.60 -0.40 6.60 -9.20 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 121.00 114.00 715.00 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 August 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 59.10 Jun/19
Australia 80.89 Jul/19
Brazil 77.20 Jun/19
Canada 80.90 Mar/19
China 76.40 Jun/19
Euro Area 81.90 Sep/19
France 83.40 Sep/19
Germany 83.90 Sep/19
India 75.90 Dec/18
Indonesia 77.18 Jun/19
Italy 77.20 Jun/19
Japan 101.20 Jun/19
Mexico 81.50 May/19
Netherlands 84.30 Sep/19
Russia 64.00 Jul/19
South Africa 81.70 Mar/19
South Korea 101.30 Jun/19
Spain 80.90 Sep/19
Switzerland 79.89 Sep/19
Turkey 76.20 Jul/19
United Kingdom 79.00 Sep/19
United States 77.50 Jul/19


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