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As of 10/31/2013.
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On December 5, 2002 the Federal Reserve published a revision to Industrial Production. The revised estimates will be classified according to the 2002 North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS), previously, the estimates were classified according the the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. Capacity utilization is calculated for the manufacturing, mining, and electric and gas utilities industries. For a given industry, the utilization rate is equal to an output index divided by a capacity index. Output is measured by seasonally adjusted indexes of industrial production. The capactiy indexes attempt to capture the concept of sustainable practical capacity, which is defined as the greatest level of output that a plant can maintain within the framework of a realistic work schedule, taking account of normal downtime, and assuming sufficient availability of inputs to operate the machinery and equipment in place.