Table 6

REVISED AND EARLIER CAPACITY UTILIZATION RATES, BY INDUSTRY GROUPS
Percent of capacity, seasonally adjusted

Difference between
rate

Revised
revised and earlier rat

(percentage points)
|

Item
1997

1998

1999 |

1997

1998

1999

|

1967-

1988-

1990-

|

1998

1989

1991

|
Ave.
High
Low
Q4
Q3 |
Q4
Q4
Q3
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
Total index
|
82.1
85.4
78.1
83.7
81.0
80.6 |
.2
.0
.0
|
|
Manufacturing
|
81.1
85.7
76.6
82.7
80.2
79.6 |
.3
.1
.2
|
|
Primary processing
|
82.4
88.9
77.7
86.3
82.8
82.9 |
1.0
.2
.1
Advanced processing
|
80.5
84.2
76.1
81.5
79.4
78.5 |
.1
.1
.2
|
|
Durable
|
79.5
84.6
73.1
82.7
80.5
80.1 |
.7
.3
.2
Lumber and products
24
|
82.6
93.6
75.5
82.9
83.7
81.8 |
1.6
1.4
1.4
Furniture and fixtures
25
|
81.2
86.6
72.5
78.5
78.7
79.4 |
.6
-.4
.0
Stone, clay, and glass products
32
|
78.5
83.5
69.7
83.7
85.5
83.2 |
3.0
1.3
1.1
|
|
Primary metals
33
|
81.2
92.7
73.7
92.0
83.2
86.3 |
.0
.6
-1.0
Iron and steel
331,2
|
81.2
95.2
71.8
93.1
78.3
83.7 |
1.3
1.2
-.8
Raw steel
|
80.9
92.7
71.5
90.3
74.2
79.1 |
.3
.8
.1
Nonferrous
333-6,9
|
81.5
89.3
74.2
90.7
89.3
89.5 |
-1.6
-.2
-1.4
Primary copper
3331
|
75.5
86.3
73.5
94.6
86.8
74.2 |
-.9
.8
7.2
Primary aluminum
3334
|
88.4
100.4
97.3
86.4
88.6
90.3 |
.1
.1
-.2
Q4

|
|
79.9
|
83.8
76.0
83.7

Fabricated metal products
34
75.5
75.1 |
1.1
-.5
Industrial machinery
and equipment
35
80.9 |
-1.6
.0
Computer and office equip.
85.7
81.3 |
-7.6
5.5
Electrical machinery
36
77.9
80.7 |
2.0
1.0
Semiconductors and related
84.1

|
85.1
|
81.1
82.0
85.9
79.8
80.6
80.8
|
83.2
80.5
87.0
77.1
89.8
94.6
83.8
|
79.8
92.4
80.0
94.8
86.7

78.5

|
-1.1

-.7
357
2.9
1.1

electronic components
3672-9
82.5 |
1.3
-.4
1.9

Transportation equipment
37
80.6
79.2 |
1.0
-.1
Motor vehicles and parts
371
80.6
82.9 |
.7
.7
Autos and light trucks
87.0
89.9 |
-1.8
-.5
Aerospace and misc.
372-6,9
80.9
74.4 |
1.4
-1.5
Instruments
38
80.5
80.7 |
-.2
.0
Miscellaneous
39
79.1
81.7 |
1.1
3.5
Nondurable
80.3
79.5 |
-.1
-.2
Foods
20
80.2
78.2 |
-1.6
-1.1
Textile mill products
22
81.2
84.4 |
2.3
-.3
Apparel products
23
71.0
67.6 |
.9
-1.0
Paper and products
26
86.1
85.7 |
.4
.4
Pulp and paper
261-3
90.7
92.4 |
-.4
-.1
Printing and publishing
27
81.1
79.9 |
-1.3
.1

.5
1.2
.0
-.9
-.5
4.8

.2
-.6
1.8
-.6
.2
-.1
.6

Chemicals and products
28
77.0
77.2 |
.0
.9
1.1
Plastics materials
2821
91.7
89.2 |
-.4
-.3
-.4
Synthetic fibers
2823,4
77.0
80.1 |
-5.9
-2.2
-2.7
Petroleum products
29
94.1
93.7 |
-.4
-1.4
-2.3
Rubber and plastics products
30
85.0
84.0 |
1.2
.6
.5

78.0

82.0

71.9

|

81.4

85.4

72.3

|

81.2

86.9

66.9

|

81.1

84.0

75.0

79.9

81.1

75.6

|

75.9

85.8

68.5

|

76.7

89.1

55.9

92.3

53.3

|

|
|
|

|
|

75.3

87.3

79.2

|

81.6

81.4

77.2

|

75.7

79.0

71.7

|

83.4

87.3

80.7

|

82.9

85.4

82.7

|

85.6

90.4

77.7

|

80.9

85.1

75.5

|

89.2

93.5

85.0

|

92.4

98.0

89.9

|

85.7

91.7

79.6

|

79.5

86.2

79.3

|

86.7

97.0

74.8

|

84.8

99.7

77.6

|

86.8

88.5

85.1

|

84.6

89.6

77.4

|

|

74.9

Leather and products
70.7
68.8 |
8.0

31

|
8.5

7.0

|

Mining
88.6
83.3
81.6 |
-.1
-.2
Metal mining
10
90.6
87.7
77.9 |
-1.5
-2.6
Coal mining
12
85.7
87.7
86.8 |
1.2
2.1
Oil and gas extraction
13
89.5
81.5
80.8 |
-.1
-.1
Oil and gas well drilling
138
86.3
63.3
60.9 |
.6
.4
Stone and earth minerals
14
85.0
85.8
81.5 |
-.5
.8

.0
2.4
3.5
-1.0
.4
1.7

|

Utilities
91.3
89.3
Electric
93.6
93.7
Gas
81.7
70.9
|

92.4 |
491,3pt
95.8 |
492,3pt
78.2 |

.5

.2

-1.6

.4

-.2

-1.9

.6

1.7

.2

SPECIAL AGGREGATES

Computers, communications eq, and

81.9

|

76.1

|

87.5

88.0

87.0

|

79.5

89.4

79.9

|

86.7

91.5

83.4

|

88.5

88.2

88.7

|

74.2

69.3

60.0

|

84.8

89.0

79.4

|

87.4

92.6

83.4

|

89.3

95.0

87.1

|

82.1

85.0

67.1

80.3

81.9

72.4

|

|

|

|

|

|

83.3

|

|
|

81.1

semiconductors
79.5
80.5

|

2
-.1

communications eq., and

|
|

2.4

1.4

|
|

semiconductors
2
|
81.2
86.1
76.8
83.0
80.5
79.8 |
.4
-.1
.0
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<1> Series begins in 1977.
Note - The "high" columns refer to periods in which utilization generally
peaked; the "low" columns refer to recession years
in which utilization generally bottomed out. The monthly highs and lows are
specific to each series, and all did not occur
in the same month.