Capacity Utilization in the United States increased to 77.88 percent in August from 77.52 percent in July of 2019. Capacity Utilization in the United States averaged 80.24 percent from 1967 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 89.39 percent in January of 1967 and a record low of 66.69 percent in June of 2009.

Capacity Utilization in the United States is expected to be 78.10 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 States to stand at 77.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Capacity Utilization is projected to trend around 78.40 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-14 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization May 78.1% 77.9% 78% 78.4%
2019-07-16 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization Jun 77.9% 78.1% 78.1% 78.2%
2019-08-15 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization Jul 77.5% 77.8% 77.8% 77.8%
2019-09-17 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization Aug 77.9% 77.5% 77.6% 77.6%
2019-10-17 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization Sep 77.9% 78.1%
2019-11-15 02:15 PM Capacity Utilization Oct
2019-12-17 02:15 PM Capacity Utilization Nov


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 49.10 51.20 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.30 50.40 57.90 50.30 [+]
Services PMI 50.70 53.00 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.40 53.70 62.00 37.80 [+]
Composite Pmi 50.70 52.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.40 0.50 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.60 -0.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -0.40 -0.50 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.88 77.52 89.39 66.69 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 2.10 1.80 23.20 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 1.40 3.10 25.50 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.40 0.80 6.30 -10.20 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 -0.10 4.60 -7.00 percent [+]
New Orders 500278.00 493817.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.40 0.50 10.40 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.40 0.00 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 69.03 116.00 173.21 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.20 -0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22483.00 22157.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1882.97 1791.42 1882.97 14.67 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 103.10 104.70 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 2.00 4.80 39.00 -34.40 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 16.80 21.80 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 1.00 -12.00 27.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 50.30 43.50 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.36 0.03 2.79 -5.28 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 2.70 -6.30 47.60 -59.90 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 50.40 44.40 78.60 21.20 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.67 2.62 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 417.60 466.07 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.90 16.80 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 1.06 -6.91 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 78.00 84.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 781.00 -682.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 128.31 128.29 128.31 46.91 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 0.59 -7.20 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 733.00 738.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 71.00 75.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 22.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 85.64 84.84 85.64 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 1.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 6.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7514.00 7276.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index -2.00 -6.00 37.00 -32.00 Index Points [+]
Mining Production 5.10 5.90 108.20 -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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
77.88 77.52 89.39 66.69 1967 - 2019 percent Monthly
Seasonally Adjusted




Country Last Previous
Argentina 58.70 Jul/19
Australia 82.04 Aug/19
Brazil 77.70 Jul/19
Canada 83.30 Jun/19
China 76.40 Jun/19
Euro Area 81.90 Sep/19
France 83.40 Sep/19
Germany 83.90 Sep/19
India 76.10 Mar/19
Indonesia 77.18 Jun/19
Italy 77.20 Jun/19
Japan 102.30 Jul/19
Mexico 81.10 Jun/19
Netherlands 84.30 Sep/19
Russia 64.00 Jul/19
South Africa 81.70 Mar/19
South Korea 101.60 Jul/19
Spain 80.90 Sep/19
Switzerland 79.89 Sep/19
Turkey 76.60 Aug/19
United Kingdom 79.00 Sep/19
United States 77.88 Aug/19


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