Capacity Utilization in Japan decreased to 91.20 points in August from 94.90 points in July of 2021. source: Ministry of Economy Trade & Industry (METI)

Capacity Utilization in Japan averaged 110.07 points from 1968 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 136.10 points in November of 1968 and a record low of 68.60 points in February of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Capacity Utilization - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Capacity Utilization - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Capacity Utilization in Japan is expected to be 102.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Capacity Utilization is projected to trend around 106.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Capacity Utilization


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-07-14 04:30 AM May -6.8% 1.1% 0.9%
2021-08-16 04:30 AM Jun 6.2% -6.8% -1.7%
2021-09-14 04:30 AM Jul -3.4% 6.2% 1.4%
2021-10-14 04:30 AM Aug -3.9% -3.4% -2%
2021-11-15 04:30 AM Sep -3.9%
2021-12-14 04:30 AM Oct


Japan Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Industrial Production Mom -3.60 percent Aug/21 -1.50 6.90 -16.50
Industrial Production 8.80 percent Aug/21 11.60 30.00 -37.20
Manufacturing Production 8.80 percent Aug/21 11.60 29.30 -37.20
Capacity Utilization 91.20 points Aug/21 94.90 136.10 68.60
Tertiary Industry Index 95.00 points Aug/21 96.60 107.20 73.20
Mining Production -1.10 percent Aug/21 4.00 16.20 -16.10
All Industry Activity Index 95.10 points Jul/20 93.90 108.70 87.90


Japan Capacity Utilization
In Japan, capacity utilization is the quantity of production divided by the quantity of production capacity, expressing the state of operations for various facilities in the manufacturing industry. It does not measure the absolute level of capacity utilization but the relative capacity utilization rate compared with the benchmark year.