Capacity Utilization in the United States decreased to 76.78 percent in January from 77.09 percent in December of 2019. United States Capacity Utilization - data, historical chart, and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2020 from its official source.

Capacity Utilization in the United States averaged 80.21 percent from 1967 until 2020, 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. 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.

Capacity Utilization in the United States is expected to be 77.80 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 78.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Capacity Utilization is projected to trend around 78.40 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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United States Capacity Utilization

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
76.78 77.09 89.39 66.69 1967 - 2020 percent Monthly
Seasonally Adjusted


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-15 02:15 PM Oct 76.7% 77.5% 77.1% 77.3%
2019-12-17 02:15 PM Nov 77.3% 76.6% 77.4% 77.0%
2020-01-17 02:15 PM Dec 77% 77.4% 77.1% 77.1%
2020-02-14 02:15 PM Jan 76.8% 77.1% 76.8% 77%
2020-03-17 01:15 PM Feb 76.8% 76.7%
2020-04-15 01:15 PM Mar 76.5%
2020-05-15 01:15 PM Apr 76.8%
2020-06-16 01:15 PM May


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).