(Reuters) - Canadian industries ran at 85.5 percent of capacity in the second quarter of 2018, up from a downwardly revised 83.7 percent in the first quarter, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday.
The mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction sector, and to a lesser extent the manufacturing sector, were the main sources of the increase.
Following are the rates in percent.
Q2 2018 Q1 2018 (rev) Q1 2018 (prev)
Cap. utilization 85.5 83.7 86.1
Manufacturing 81.8 80.0 86.1
NOTE: Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast a second quarter rate of 86.9 percent capacity utilization. (Reporting by Dale Smith)