For a given industry, the capacity utilization rate is equal to an output index divided by a capacity index. The Federal Reserve Board's capacity indexes attempt to capture the concept of sustainable maximum output-the greatest level of output a plant can maintain within the framework of a realistic work schedule, after factoring in normal downtime and assuming sufficient availability of inputs to operate the capital in place.
For more information, see the explanatory notes issued by the Board of Governors. For recent updates, see the announcements issued by the Board of Governors
Source Code: CAPUTL.GMF.S.Q
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US), Capacity Utilization: Manufacturing (NAICS) [CUMFN], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CUMFN, October 3, 2022.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Release: Productivity and Costs
Effective February 5, 2004, Productivity and Cost measures for the manufacturing sector
are now reported using the 2002 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
Because of the reclassification, these measures are not directly comparable with
manufacturing measures published on or before Dec. 3, 2003.
For further information, please visit the Bureau Of Labor Statistics web
site at https://www.bls.gov/lpc/
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Manufacturing Sector: Labor Productivity (Output per Hour) for All Employed Persons [OPHMFG], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/OPHMFG, October 3, 2022.