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Capacity Utilization

Measures the extent to which Canadian manufacturing companies make use of their productive capacity (factories and machinery). It acts as an indicator of overall demand in the economy. High Capacity Utilization Rates reflect that resources are in high demand, and this exerts inflationary pressures. High Capacity Utilization Rates may also lead to new capital investments.

  • Release Frequency: quarterly.
  • Release Schedule: 08:30 EST, roughly two and a half months after the reporting period.
  • Source: Statistics Canada.