United States Capacity Utilization  1967-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Capacity Utilization in the United States decreased to 77.90 percent in May from 78.10 percent in April of 2018. Capacity Utilization in the United States averaged 80.27 percent from 1967 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 89.39 percent in January of 1967 and a record low of 66.71 percent in June of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-17 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization 78% 77.7% 77.9% 78%
2018-05-16 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization 78% 77.6% 78.4% 78.3%
2018-06-15 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization 77.9% 78.1% 78.1% 78%
2018-07-17 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization 77.9% 78.3% 78%
2018-08-15 12:45 PM Capacity Utilization 78.2%
2018-09-14 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization 78.3%


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 60.20 58.70 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.40 56.40 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 56.50 56.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 59.10 58.60 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 56.20 56.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.50 3.60 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.10 0.90 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.70 1.90 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.90 78.10 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -0.60 -1.00 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.50 -1.50 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.30 1.90 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.70 0.90 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 498174.00 494448.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 0.40 -0.40 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.40 0.30 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 13.86 15.56 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.60 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23106.00 23157.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1920.00 1767.00 1920.00 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.20 107.80 107.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 55.00 56.40 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 19.90 34.40 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 22.60 25.00 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 20.00 16.00 30.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.15 0.42 2.76 -5.16 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 36.50 26.80 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 64.10 62.70 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.70 3.08 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 461.17 522.69 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.47 16.91 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -12.63 1.25 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 51.00 78.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -694.00 -1505.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 123.07 122.91 184.16 70.21 Index Points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change -6.80 -4.50 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 863.00 863.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 75.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 16.00 18.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.85 5.70 5.85 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7107.00 6930.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 12.60 11.20 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


United States Capacity Utilization

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. United States Capacity Utilization - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
77.90 78.10 89.39 66.71 1967 - 2018 percent Monthly
Seasonally Adjusted




capacity utilization by Country
Country Last
Australia 82.39 Jun/18
Brazil 75.90 May/18
Canada 86.10 Mar/18
China 76.50 Mar/18
Euro Area 84.40 Jun/18
France 85.20 Jun/18
Germany 87.70 Jun/18
Indonesia 78.40 Jun/18
Italy 77.50 Mar/18
Japan 102.00 May/18
Mexico 81.90 Apr/18
Netherlands 83.60 Jun/18
Russia 63.00 May/18
South Korea 102.50 May/18
Spain 80.20 Jun/18
Switzerland 83.53 Jun/18
Turkey 78.30 Jun/18
United Kingdom 82.90 Jun/18
United States 77.90 May/18


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