Establishment - A single
physical location where business is conducted or where services
or industrial operations are performed. The QPC survey includes
establishments where manufacturing or printing is performed.
Capacity Utilization Rate
- Capacity Utilization is a ratio of a manufacturer’s actual production
to their full production capability during the quarter. The rate
shows how much of a plant’s production capability is being utilized.
Actual Production -
The market value of production based on estimated sales price(s)
of what was produced during the quarter.
Full Production Capacity
- The market value of the maximum level of production that an
establishment could reasonably expect to attain under normal and
realistic operating conditions fully utilizing the machinery and
equipment in place.
Average hours per week in operation
- The average number of hours the plant was in operation during
a single week.
National Emergency Production - The maximum
level of production that this plant could expect to attain and
sustain for one year or more under national emergency conditions.
A new sample of establishments, selected from the 2008 Business Register with updated information from the 2007 Economic Census, was implemented in the first quarter 2010. Beginning with the second quarter 2010, estimates are now released on a 2007 NAICS basis using results from this new sample.
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