Capacity Utilization shows the percentage of the production capacity currently used. This is an indicator of growth of production and demand for manufactured goods: if the used capacity is less than 80%, production is considered reduced.
The chart of the entire available history of the "Japan Capacity Utilization Rate" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values of the economic indicator for the specified dates.
A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.