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Release Date: March 31, 2017
Table 8B Capacity and Utilization: Total Industry Excluding Selected High-Technology Industries [1]
Seasonally adjusted                                                        
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Annual
       
Capacity
(percent of
2012 output)
     
1987 97.4 97.5 97.6 97.7 97.8 97.9 98.0 98.1 98.2 98.3 98.3 98.4 97.5 97.8 98.1 98.3 97.9
1988 98.4 98.4 98.4 98.4 98.4 98.4 98.4 98.5 98.5 98.5 98.6 98.7 98.4 98.4 98.5 98.6 98.5
       
1989 98.8 98.9 99.0 99.2 99.3 99.5 99.7 99.8 100.0 100.2 100.4 100.6 98.9 99.3 99.8 100.4 99.6
1990 100.7 100.9 101.1 101.2 101.4 101.5 101.6 101.8 101.9 102.0 102.1 102.3 100.9 101.4 101.8 102.1 101.5
1991 102.4 102.5 102.6 102.7 102.8 102.9 103.0 103.2 103.3 103.4 103.5 103.6 102.5 102.8 103.2 103.5 103.0
1992 103.7 103.8 103.9 104.0 104.2 104.3 104.4 104.5 104.6 104.7 104.8 105.0 103.8 104.2 104.5 104.8 104.3
1993 105.1 105.2 105.3 105.4 105.5 105.6 105.7 105.8 105.9 106.0 106.1 106.2 105.2 105.5 105.8 106.1 105.6
       
1994 106.3 106.4 106.6 106.7 106.9 107.0 107.2 107.4 107.5 107.7 107.9 108.1 106.4 106.9 107.4 107.9 107.2
1995 108.3 108.5 108.7 108.9 109.1 109.3 109.5 109.7 109.9 110.1 110.3 110.5 108.5 109.1 109.7 110.3 109.4
1996 110.7 110.8 111.0 111.2 111.4 111.6 111.8 112.1 112.3 112.6 112.9 113.1 110.8 111.4 112.1 112.9 111.8
1997 113.5 113.8 114.1 114.5 114.9 115.2 115.7 116.1 116.5 117.0 117.4 117.8 113.8 114.9 116.1 117.4 115.5
1998 118.3 118.7 119.2 119.6 120.1 120.5 120.9 121.3 121.7 122.1 122.4 122.8 118.7 120.1 121.3 122.4 120.6
       
1999 123.1 123.4 123.7 124.0 124.2 124.5 124.7 124.9 125.2 125.4 125.5 125.7 123.4 124.2 124.9 125.5 124.5
2000 125.9 126.1 126.2 126.4 126.5 126.6 126.8 126.9 127.0 127.2 127.3 127.4 126.1 126.5 126.9 127.3 126.7
2001 127.6 127.7 127.8 128.0 128.1 128.3 128.4 128.6 128.7 128.8 129.0 129.1 127.7 128.1 128.6 129.0 128.3
2002 129.2 129.3 129.4 129.5 129.5 129.5 129.5 129.5 129.5 129.4 129.4 129.3 129.3 129.5 129.5 129.4 129.4
2003 129.2 129.1 129.0 128.9 128.8 128.7 128.7 128.6 128.5 128.5 128.4 128.4 129.1 128.8 128.6 128.4 128.7
       
2004 128.3 128.3 128.2 128.2 128.1 128.1 128.0 128.0 128.0 127.9 127.9 127.9 128.3 128.1 128.0 127.9 128.1
2005 127.9 128.0 128.0 128.1 128.2 128.3 128.4 128.5 128.6 128.8 128.9 129.1 128.0 128.2 128.5 128.9 128.4
2006 129.2 129.4 129.6 129.8 129.9 130.1 130.3 130.5 130.7 130.9 131.1 131.3 129.4 129.9 130.5 131.1 130.2
2007 131.4 131.6 131.7 131.8 131.9 131.9 131.9 131.9 131.8 131.7 131.6 131.5 131.6 131.9 131.9 131.6 131.7
2008 131.4 131.3 131.2 131.1 131.1 131.1 131.2 131.3 131.4 131.6 131.7 131.9 131.3 131.1 131.3 131.7 131.3
       
2009 132.0 132.2 132.3 132.3 132.4 132.3 132.2 132.1 131.9 131.7 131.4 131.1 132.2 132.3 132.1 131.4 132.0
2010 130.8 130.5 130.1 129.8 129.5 129.2 128.9 128.7 128.4 128.2 128.0 127.9 130.5 129.5 128.7 128.1 129.2
2011 127.7 127.6 127.5 127.5 127.5 127.5 127.5 127.5 127.6 127.7 127.9 128.0 127.6 127.5 127.6 127.9 127.6
2012 128.2 128.4 128.5 128.7 128.9 129.1 129.3 129.5 129.7 129.9 130.1 130.3 128.4 128.9 129.5 130.1 129.2
2013 130.4 130.6 130.7 130.9 131.0 131.1 131.2 131.3 131.4 131.4 131.5 131.6 130.6 131.0 131.3 131.5 131.1
       
2014 131.7 131.8 132.0 132.1 132.3 132.5 132.7 132.9 133.2 133.4 133.7 133.9 131.9 132.3 132.9 133.7 132.7
2015 134.2 134.4 134.6 134.8 134.9 135.0 135.1 135.1 135.2 135.1 135.1 135.1 134.4 134.9 135.1 135.1 134.9
2016 135.0 135.0 135.0 134.9 134.9 134.9 134.9 135.0 135.0 135.1 135.2 135.3 135.0 134.9 135.0 135.2 135.0
2017 135.4 135.5                              
       
Utilization
(percent)
     
1987 79.1 80.0 80.1 80.4 80.8 81.0 81.4 81.9 81.9 83.0 83.4 83.7 79.7 80.7 81.7 83.4 81.4
1988 83.7 84.0 84.2 84.6 84.4 84.6 84.6 84.9 84.6 84.9 85.0 85.4 84.0 84.5 84.7 85.1 84.6
       
1989 85.6 85.1 85.2 85.1 84.4 84.2 83.2 83.8 83.3 83.0 83.1 83.4 85.3 84.6 83.4 83.2 84.1
1990 82.6 83.3 83.6 83.3 83.3 83.4 83.2 83.3 83.3 82.5 81.4 80.7 83.2 83.3 83.2 81.5 82.8
1991 80.2 79.5 78.9 79.0 79.7 80.3 80.3 80.2 80.9 80.6 80.4 79.9 79.6 79.7 80.5 80.3 80.0
1992 79.2 79.6 80.2 80.6 80.7 80.5 81.1 80.5 80.5 80.9 81.1 81.1 79.7 80.6 80.7 81.0 80.5
1993 81.4 81.6 81.3 81.5 81.1 81.1 81.3 81.1 81.3 81.8 82.0 82.3 81.4 81.2 81.3 82.1 81.5
       
1994 82.5 82.4 83.0 83.2 83.4 83.7 83.6 83.7 83.7 84.1 84.3 84.9 82.6 83.4 83.7 84.4 83.5
1995 84.9 84.5 84.3 83.9 83.8 83.8 83.2 83.9 83.8 83.3 83.3 83.2 84.5 83.8 83.6 83.3 83.8
1996 82.2 83.2 82.8 83.3 83.6 84.0 83.4 83.5 83.8 83.3 83.7 83.9 82.7 83.6 83.6 83.6 83.4
1997 83.6 84.1 84.2 83.7 83.7 83.6 83.8 84.1 84.3 84.6 84.8 84.6 84.0 83.7 84.1 84.7 84.1
1998 84.5 84.2 83.8 83.7 83.8 82.7 81.9 83.1 82.4 82.6 82.1 82.0 84.2 83.4 82.5 82.2 83.1
       
1999 81.8 81.8 81.5 81.2 81.5 80.9 81.0 81.2 80.6 81.5 81.6 81.9 81.7 81.2 80.9 81.6 81.4
2000 81.5 81.4 81.4 81.7 81.5 81.3 80.9 80.4 80.5 80.1 79.9 79.4 81.4 81.5 80.6 79.8 80.8
2001 78.8 78.3 78.0 77.8 77.2 76.8 76.4 76.2 75.8 75.4 74.9 74.8 78.4 77.3 76.1 75.0 76.7
2002 75.2 75.1 75.6 75.9 76.2 76.9 76.7 76.6 76.7 76.5 76.9 76.5 75.3 76.3 76.7 76.6 76.2
2003 77.0 77.2 77.0 76.3 76.3 76.3 76.5 76.4 76.8 76.8 77.4 77.4 77.0 76.3 76.6 77.2 76.8
       
2004 77.5 78.0 77.6 77.9 78.6 78.0 78.6 78.7 78.7 79.4 79.6 80.1 77.7 78.2 78.6 79.7 78.5
2005 80.4 80.8 80.6 80.6 80.7 80.9 80.5 80.5 78.7 79.6 80.3 80.7 80.6 80.7 79.9 80.2 80.4
2006 80.6 80.5 80.5 80.7 80.4 80.5 80.4 80.4 80.1 79.9 79.7 80.4 80.5 80.6 80.3 80.0 80.3
2007 79.9 80.6 80.5 80.9 80.9 81.0 80.9 81.1 81.3 80.8 81.2 81.2 80.3 80.9 81.1 81.1 80.8
2008 81.0 80.6 80.4 79.8 79.3 79.2 78.8 77.5 74.0 74.8 74.0 71.8 80.7 79.4 76.8 73.5 77.6
       
2009 70.0 69.4 68.2 67.5 66.7 66.4 67.2 68.0 68.6 68.9 69.3 69.7 69.2 66.9 68.0 69.3 68.3
2010 70.6 70.9 71.5 72.0 73.2 73.5 74.0 74.5 74.8 74.7 74.8 75.5 71.0 72.9 74.4 75.0 73.3
2011 75.4 75.1 76.0 75.7 75.9 76.0 76.4 76.7 76.6 77.1 76.9 77.2 75.5 75.9 76.6 77.1 76.3
2012 77.6 77.7 77.1 77.6 77.6 77.5 77.5 77.1 77.0 77.0 77.3 77.4 77.5 77.6 77.2 77.3 77.4
2013 77.2 77.6 77.7 77.6 77.5 77.5 77.0 77.5 77.8 77.7 77.9 78.0 77.5 77.5 77.4 77.9 77.6
       
2014 77.6 78.3 78.9 79.0 79.1 79.2 79.1 78.9 79.0 78.9 79.3 79.0 78.3 79.1 79.0 79.1 78.9
2015 78.3 78.1 77.7 77.3 76.9 76.6 77.0 76.9 76.7 76.5 76.1 75.7 78.0 76.9 76.9 76.1 77.0
2016 76.2 76.0 75.5 75.8 75.7 76.0 76.0 75.9 75.7 75.8 75.6 76.1 75.9 75.8 75.9 75.9 75.9
2017 75.9 75.9                              

Note: Estimates from October 2016 through February 2017 are subject to further revision in the upcoming monthly releases.
[1] High technology industries include computers, communications equipment, and semiconductors and related electronic components.


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