United States Capacity Utilization

Capacity Utilization in the United States decreased to 75.30 percent in January from 75.60 percent in December of 2016. Capacity Utilization in the United States averaged 80.34 percent from 1967 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 89.40 percent in January of 1967 and a record low of 66.89 percent in June of 2009.

United States Capacity Utilization

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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 February of 2017.