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Capacity Utilization

A monthly report issued by the Federal Reserve that is widely viewed as a key inflationary indicator and factory-sector gauge. Capacity Utilization is a part of the Industrial Production report. This segment of the report measures industrial capacity, as well as how much of that capacity is being used. By taking the level of industrial production and dividing it by the level of industrial capacity, the capacity utilization rate is obtained.