Argentina - Capacity Utilization

Argentina: Capacity Utilization

Mnemonic CU.IARG
Unit %, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Data Mar 2020 51.6
Feb 2020 59.4

Series Information

Source National Institute of Statistics and Censuses of the Argentine Republic (INDEC)
Release Capacity Utilization
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/2012
End Date 3/31/2020

Argentina: Business

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Industrial Production Apr 2020 -33.54 -16.52 % Y/Y, NSA Monthly
Capacity Utilization Mar 2020 51.6 59.4 %, NSA Monthly
Change in Inventories 2020 Q1 398,400,391 1,388,138,347 Ths. ARS, NSAAR Quarterly
Real Change in Inventories 2020 Q1 1,453,095 -18,491,556 Ths. 2004 ARS, CDASAAR Quarterly

Release Information

The capacity utilization indicator measures the use of proportion used in the installed capacity of the industrial sector of Argentina. 

The capacity utilization dataset is related to the industrial production due to both being part of the EMI, a family of indicators for the manufacturing sector.

The calculation takes into account what the maximum production of each sector can obtain and compares that to what is currently being used, called the installed capacity.  Some other criteria that are considered is the potential utilization of the production plants using the maximum possible adjustments and stops for the proper maintenance of that set capacity.

Weights used to calculate the Monthly Industrial Estimator (EMI) are used to calculate the capacity utilization in industry structure. This calculation also incorporates methodological changes linked to the expansion of the sectorial coverage.

Series are subject to revisions.