G17: Revised Estimates of Industrial Capacity

By Newsroom America Feeds at 11 Feb 17:19

The estimates for industrial capacity in 2017 were revised for today's G.17 release.The revisions reflect updated measures of physical capacity from various government and private sources as well as updated estimates of capital spending by industry. Measured from the fourth quarter of 2016 to the fourth quarter of 2017, capacity indexes for the industrial sector and for manufacturing are now expected to increase 1.1 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively; each gain is 0.1 percentage point higher than previously estimated. Mining capacity is now expected to rise 2.7 percent. This increase is 0.5 percentage point higher than previously estimated, primarily reflecting faster capacity growth for oil and gas extraction. The increase in capacity for utilities is unrevised at 0.7 percent.



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