Capacity Utilization in the United Kingdom increased to 73.90 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020 from 64.50 percent in the third quarter of 2020. source: DG ECFIN - Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs

Capacity Utilization in the United Kingdom averaged 72.83 percent from 1958 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 85.20 percent in the second quarter of 1988 and a record low of 38 percent in the first quarter of 1965. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Capacity Utilization - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Capacity Utilization - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on April of 2021.

Capacity Utilization in the United Kingdom is expected to be 75.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Capacity Utilization in the United Kingdom to stand at 75.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Capacity Utilization is projected to trend around 80.00 percent in 2022 and 82.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Capacity Utilization

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
73.90 64.50 85.20 38.00 1958 - 2020 percent Quarterly
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United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -22.00 0.00 55.00 -87.00 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 58.90 55.10 61.50 32.60 points [+]
Services PMI 56.30 49.50 62.50 13.40 points [+]
Industrial Production -4.90 -3.30 22.70 -24.50 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.50 0.20 10.50 -19.70 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -5.20 -2.50 19.60 -30.30 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 73.90 64.50 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
New Orders 9923.00 11100.00 25109.00 6173.00 GBP Million [+]
Factory Orders -5.00 -24.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
Changes in Inventories 2601.00 -5617.00 11982.00 -10447.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 3071.00 2628.00 6945.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 116632.00 126492.00 126492.00 931.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 60.40 35.80 61.00 -80.60 [+]
Car Production 105008.00 86052.00 185157.00 197.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 283964.00 51312.00 562337.00 4321.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment -7.00 -2.00 40.00 -84.00 [+]
Internet Speed 16920.86 16337.23 16920.86 3085.89 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 27493519.00 26782989.00 27493519.00 13305856.00 IP [+]
Leading Economic Index -1.70 1.00 16.10 -18.20 percent [+]
Private Investment 5.90 13.20 60.70 -33.70 percent [+]
Mining Production -14.40 -14.00 851.30 -90.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 710.00 702.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 81.20 81.99 82.11 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 9.00 8.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite PMI 56.40 49.60 61.80 13.80 points [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 9.00 7.00 32.00 3.00 [+]
Corruption Index 77.00 77.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 11.00 12.00 20.00 8.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 9.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 25689.62 23509.66 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]


United Kingdom Capacity Utilization
Capacity utilization rate is used to measure the rate at which potential output levels are being met or used.