Capacity utilization up in July

The Capacity Utilization Rate (CUR) in the manufacturing industry rose by 0.6 points to 78.2% in July, month over month, according to the Central Bank.

The seasonally-adjusted CUR (CUR-SA) also increased by 0.6 points to 78.1% in the same period.

Capacity utilization soared in consumer goods from 75.0% to 75.6%, in durable consumer goods from 72.5% to 75.0%, in non-durable consumer goods from 75.4% to 75.7%, in investment goods from 73.5% to 76.7% in July, month over month.

Capacity usage dropped from 79.6% to 79.2% in intermediate goods in the same period.

CUR figures are calculated by aggregating responses to the Central Bank’s Economic Tendency Survey from 1,733 companies operating in the manufacturing industry.

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