Diverging Measures of Capacity Utilization: An Explanation

Morin, Norman; Stevens, John J.
October 2005
Business Economics;Oct2005, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p46
Academic Journal
This article discusses the practical and conceptual differences between the capacity utilization rates of the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) and the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). In the wake of the recent recovery in manufacturing production, the capacity utilization rates published by the FRB have rebounded much more slowly than those published by the ISM.


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