Around 55 percent or 11 of the 20 major industries operated at 80 percent and above capacity utilization rates
The Central Bank Tendencies of the Manufacturing Industry Survey calculates the capacity utilization rate
-- the percentage of a company's production capacity that is actually used over a particular period of time -- based on the provisional results of 2,227 manufacturers.
When compared with May 2010 figures, the capacity utilization rate
dropped by 1.2 points to 72 percent in durable consumer goods, and it was up by 0.2 point to 71.3 in in non-durable consumer goods.
The limited revival in Turkey's capacity utilization rate
and Real Sector Confidence Index (RSCI) seem to have indicated that the worst is over in the EU led slowdown.
In both North America and Western Europe, carbon black capacity utilization rates
should continue to increase through 2008 and exceed 90%, while Japan is expected to maintain its 100% capacity utilization rate
If the dollar falls by enough to reduce the current account deficit by 25 percent, the country's capacity utilization rate
will rise from 79 percent to 86 percent.
In particular, the higher the variance of idiosyncratic shocks, the lower the utilization rate in the firms experiencing the worst individual shocks and, consequently, the lower the aggregate capacity utilization rate
. Thus, in situations of high idiosyncratic risk, a large fraction of firms under use their productive capacity, implying a strong response of macroeconomic variables, such as output and employment, to a money supply shock.
Order books are strong and the capacity utilization rate
is very high.
The capacity utilization rate
for America's durable-goods manufacturers dropped slightly in October to 70.5% of theoretical maximum, from 70.7% in September (see table).
(EDS: RECASTING TO INCREASE EMPHASIS ON CAPACITY UTILIZATION RATE
The total domestic casting industry is operating at a capacity utilization rate
where [[Pi].sub.t] is the monthly percentage change in an industry's net output price level, the [[Pi].sub.t - i]'s are lagged price changes, and the [cu.sub.t - i]'s are that industry's current and lagged capacity utilization rate
. Unlike in Shea's study, estimates of the above relationship cannot be interpreted as supply curves, because capacity utilization and price changes are equilibrium values determined by the intersection of the demand and supply schedules.