Capacity Utilization in the United States increased to 76.40 percent in August from 76.20 percent in July of 2021. It is the highest reading since December of 2019, in line with market forecasts. source: Federal Reserve

Capacity Utilization in the United States averaged 80.02 percent from 1967 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 89.40 percent in January of 1967 and a record low of 63.40 percent in April of 2020. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

Capacity Utilization in the United States is expected to be 76.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Capacity Utilization is projected to trend around 77.00 percent in 2022 and 78.40 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Capacity Utilization

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
76.40 76.20 89.40 63.40 1967 - 2021 percent Monthly
Seasonally Adjusted


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-15 01:15 PM May 75.2% 74.6% 75.1% 75%
2021-07-15 01:15 PM Jun 75.4% 75.1% 75.6% 75.3%
2021-08-17 01:15 PM Jul 76.1% 75.4% 75.7% 75.6%
2021-09-15 01:15 PM Aug 76.4% 76.2% 76.4% 76.3%
2021-10-18 01:15 PM Sep 76.4%
2021-11-16 02:15 PM Oct
2021-12-16 02:15 PM Nov


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).