OMB No.: 0607-0175 Approval Expires: 09/30/2024

Quarterly Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization

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Welcome to the Quarterly Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization (QPC) for 2022

The Quarterly Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization (QPC) provides statistics on the rates of capacity utilization for the U.S. manufacturing and publishing sectors on a quarterly basis. The survey is conducted by the Census Bureau on behalf of the Federal Reserve Board and the Defense Logistics Agency.

Title 13 United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 8(b); Title 50 U.S.C., Section 98, et seq; and Title 12 U.S.C., Section 244, authorize the Census Bureau to conduct this collection and to request your voluntary assistance. The U.S. Census Bureau is required by Title 13 U.S.C., Section 9, to keep your information confidential and can use your responses only to produce statistics. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in a way that could identify your business, organization, or institution. Per the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, your data are protected from cybersecurity risks through screening of the systems that transmit your data.

This collection has been approved by the Office of Management and budget (OMB). The eight-digit OMB approval number is 0607-0175 and appears at the upper right of this screen. Without this approval, we could not conduct this survey.


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