capacity utilization rate

(redirected from Utilization, Capacity)

Capacity utilization rate

The percentage of the economy's total plant and equipment that is currently in production. Usually, a decrease in this percentage signals an economic slowdown, while an increase signals economic expansion.

Capacity Utilization Rate

The extent to which a company uses its facilities at capacity, expressed as a percentage. That is, the capacity utilization rate states how much a company produces as a percentage of what it can produce. For example, if a factory produces 1,000 widgets per day but could produce 2,000 for the same cost, it has a capacity utilization rate of 50%. The capacity utilization rate is most useful for companies producing goods rather than services because goods are simply easier to quantify.

capacity utilization rate

the ratio of designed CAPACITY to used capacity.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The Fujitsu 1FINITY T310 Transport and 1FINITY L100 Lambda series blades combined with the Virtuora Network Control Solution provided Shaw with a modular, programmable, optical networking solution to enhance network utilization, capacity and performance, and were well suited to help Shaw achieve its connectivity goals.
This is likely to continue, and based on the correlation between backlogs in our business index and capacity utilization, capacity utilization could reach 80% in 2015 for the first time since January 2007, and capacity utilization could average more than 80% for the first time since 2006.
Major market groups Products, total(2) -.1 3.0 Consumer goods -.4 .8 Business equipment .3 10.1 Construction supplies -.1 .6 Materials -.2 8.8 Major industry groups Manufacturing .0 5.6 Durable -.3 9.7 Nondurable .2 .3 Mining .7 3.3 Utilities -1.9 1.9 Capacity MEMO utilization, Capacity, percent per- centage 2000 change, Oct.
81.6 Manufacturing 81.1 69.0 85.7 79.5 80.7 Advanced processing 80.5 70.4 84.2 78.5 79.7 Primary processing 82.4 66.2 88.9 82.6 83.9 Mining 87.3 80.3 88.0 80.4 83.1 Utilities 87.5 75.9 92.6 91.4 89.2 MEMO Capacity utilization, Capacity, percent percentage change, 2000 Apr.
Major market groups Products, total(2) .2 1.0 3.3 Consumer goods .3 1.0 2.6 Business equipment -.2 1.9 7.2 Construction supplies -.2 .2 1.1 Materials .9 1.0 9.2 Major industry groups Manufacturing .2 .9 5.8 Durable .4 1.3 8.5 Nondurable -.1 .3 2.3 Mining .0 1.0 2.7 Utilities 4.2 1.8 4.5 MEMO Capacity utilization, Capacity, percent per- centage to 1999 2000 change, Jan.