Federal Reserve System (Fed) Capacity Utilization Rate

Country:
United States
USD, US dollar
Sector:
Business
Low 77.5% 77.7%
77.9%
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77.7%
77.5%
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Fed Capacity Utilization shows the percentage of working load in US companies. The index calculation includes 89 sectors of the manufacturing, mining and energy industries.

The industrial sector provides the larger share of changes in the national output. Therefore, detailed data on the sector state help distinguish structural changes in the national economy and make predictions about its future development.

The capacity utilization is calculated as the ratio of output to the power index (the maximum production level that can be maintained by the company). Power indices are calculated for all industries. Data for calculation is collected monthly from government sources (Energy Information Administration, Census Bureau, etc.).

Economists usually interpret the capacity utilization index along with the industrial production index. It shows how efficiently companies use equipment, technology and labor, as well as point to production activity in the country. The capacity utilization level exceeding 82% indicates an increase in production allowing you to forecast the price growth or supply shortages in the near future.

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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.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Sep 2019
77.5%
77.7%
77.9%
Aug 2019
77.9%
77.8%
77.5%
Jul 2019
77.5%
78.0%
77.8%
Jun 2019
77.9%
78.1%
78.1%
May 2019
78.1%
78.1%
77.9%
Apr 2019
77.9%
78.1%
78.5%
Mar 2019
78.8%
78.1%
79.0%
Feb 2019
78.2%
78.1%
78.3%
Jan 2019
78.2%
78.2%
78.8%
Dec 2018
78.7%
78.2%
78.6%
Nov 2018
78.5%
78.2%
78.1%
Oct 2018
78.4%
78.1%
78.5%
Sep 2018
78.1%
78.1%
78.1%
Aug 2018
78.1%
78.1%
77.9%
Jul 2018
78.1%
78.1%
78.1%
Jun 2018
78.0%
78.0%
77.7%
May 2018
77.9%
77.9%
78.1%
Apr 2018
78.0%
77.7%
77.6%
Mar 2018
78.0%
77.5%
77.7%
Feb 2018
78.1%
77.3%
77.4%
Jan 2018
77.5%
77.1%
77.7%
Dec 2017
77.9%
77.0%
77.2%
Nov 2017
77.1%
76.5%
77.0%
Oct 2017
77.0%
75.4%
76.4%
Sep 2017
76.0%
76.3%
75.8%
Aug 2017
76.1%
76.9%
76.9%
Jul 2017
76.7%
77.1%
76.7%
Jun 2017
76.6%
77.2%
76.4%
May 2017
76.6%
76.3%
76.7%
Apr 2017
76.7%
75.7%
76.1%
Mar 2017
76.1%
75.7%
Feb 2017
75.4%
75.5%
Jan 2017
75.3%
75.5%
Dec 2016
75.5%
75.0%
Nov 2016
75.0%
75.4%
Oct 2016
75.3%
75.4%
Sep 2016
75.4%
75.3%
Aug 2016
75.5%
75.9%
Jul 2016
75.9%
75.4%
Jun 2016
75.4%
74.9%
May 2016
74.9%
75.3%
Apr 2016
75.4%
74.9%
Mar 2016
74.8%
75.3%
Feb 2016
76.7%
77.1%
Jan 2016
77.1%
76.4%
Dec 2015
76.5%
76.9%
Nov 2015
77.0%
77.5%
Oct 2015
77.5%
77.7%
Sep 2015
77.5%
77.8%
Aug 2015
77.6%
78.0%

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