Fed Capacity Utilization shows the percentage of the companies' working load. The level exceeding 82% indicates an increase in production allowing you to forecast the price growth or supply shortages in the near future.
The indicator is generally analyzed in conjunction with the Industrial Production.
The chart of the entire available history of the "Federal Reserve System (Fed) 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.