Capacity Utilization in the United States decreased to 77.92 percent in June from 78.09 percent in May of 2019. Capacity Utilization in the United States averaged 80.25 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
2019-04-16 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization Mar 78.8% 79% 79.1% 79.2%
2019-05-15 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization Apr 77.9% 78.5% 78.7% 78.8%
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 77.9% 77.8%
2019-09-17 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization Aug
2019-10-17 01:15 PM Capacity Utilization Sep 78.1%


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 51.70 52.10 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.60 50.50 57.90 50.50 [+]
Services PMI 51.50 50.90 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.10 56.90 62.00 37.80 [+]
Composite Pmi 51.50 50.90 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.30 2.10 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.00 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.40 0.70 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.92 78.09 89.39 66.69 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.30 -2.80 23.20 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.60 -3.30 25.50 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 -0.10 6.30 -10.20 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 0.20 4.60 -7.00 percent [+]
New Orders 493569.00 499273.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.70 -1.20 10.40 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.30 0.50 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 122.84 96.80 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.40 0.80 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22157.00 22232.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2012.30 2076.20 2076.82 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 103.30 105.00 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 4.30 -8.60 39.00 -34.40 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 21.80 0.30 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 3.00 5.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 50.00 48.60 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.05 -0.48 2.78 -5.27 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -12.10 -5.30 47.60 -59.90 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 49.70 54.20 78.60 21.20 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.62 2.56 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 465.92 432.55 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.30 17.30 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -3.12 -9.50 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 62.00 81.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 3565.00 -1455.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 127.88 127.79 127.88 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 -1.40 -8.13 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 779.00 784.00 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 7653.00 7428.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index -3.00 2.00 37.00 -32.00 Index Points [+]
Mining Production 8.70 10.70 108.20 -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 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
77.92 78.09 89.39 66.69 1967 - 2019 percent Monthly
Seasonally Adjusted




Country Last Previous
Argentina 62.00 May/19
Australia 82.06 Jun/19
Brazil 78.10 May/19
Canada 80.90 Mar/19
China 76.40 Jun/19
Euro Area 82.80 Jun/19
France 84.40 Jun/19
Germany 85.40 Jun/19
India 75.90 Dec/18
Indonesia 77.18 Jun/19
Italy 76.80 Mar/19
Japan 103.90 May/19
Mexico 81.50 May/19
Netherlands 84.30 Jun/19
Russia 64.00 Jun/19
South Africa 81.70 Mar/19
South Korea 101.40 May/19
Spain 80.50 Jun/19
Switzerland 81.82 Jun/19
Turkey 77.10 Jun/19
United Kingdom 80.70 Jun/19
United States 77.92 Jun/19


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