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United States Capacity Utilization

Last Release
Apr 30, 2024
Actual
78.4
Units In
%
Previous
78.5
Frequency
Monthly
Next Release
Jun 18, 2024
Time to Release
1 Months 0 Days 23 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
89.4
Jan 1967
63.4
Apr 2020
79.96 %1967-2024Federal Reserve
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).

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Capacity utilization rate in the US edged down to 78.4% in April 2024 from an upwardly revised 78.5% in March, and in line with market estimates. The rate is now 1.2 percentage points below its long-run average. Capacity utilization for manufacturing moved down 0.3 percentage points to 76.9%, a rate that is 1.3 percentage points below its long-run average. The operating rate for mining fell 0.6 percentage points to 92.1%, while the operating rate for utilities increased 1.8 percentage points to 71%. The rate for mining was 5.6 percentage points above its long-run average, while the rate for utilities remained substantially below its long-run average.

United States Capacity Utilization History

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