The industrial capacity utilization rate in China jumped to record high of 78.4 percent in the second quarter of 2021 from 74.4 percent in the same period a year earlier, as a recovery in the economy from the COVID-19 disruption gained momentum. The utilization rate rose for all categories: mining (76.1 percent vs 72.1 in Q2 2020); manufacturing (78.8 percent vs 74.8 percent); and electricity, heat, and gas, water (74.7 percent vs 70.6 percent). In the March quarter of 2021, the industrial capacity utilization rate was at 77.2 percent. In 2020, industrial capacity utilization was 74.5 percent, down 2.1 percentage points from 2019. source: National Bureau of Statistics of China

Capacity Utilization in China averaged 74.99 percent from 2013 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 78.4 percent in the second quarter of 2021 and a record low of 67.30 percent in the first quarter of 2020. This page provides - China Capacity Utilization- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. China Industrial Capacity Utilization - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

Capacity Utilization in China is expected to be 78.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the China Industrial Capacity Utilization is projected to trend around 76.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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China Industrial Capacity Utilization

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
78.40 77.20 78.40 67.30 2013 - 2021 percent Quarterly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-10-19 02:00 AM Q3 76.7% 74.4% 75.1%
2021-01-18 02:00 AM Q4 78.0% 76.7% 76.9%
2021-04-16 02:00 AM Q1 77.2% 78.0% 77.4%
2021-07-15 02:00 AM Q2 78.4% 77.2% 77.1%
2021-10-18 02:00 AM Q3 78.4% 78.1%


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China Q2 Industrial Capacity Utilization Rate Hits Record Peak
The industrial capacity utilization rate in China jumped to record high of 78.4 percent in the second quarter of 2021 from 74.4 percent in the same period a year earlier, as a recovery in the economy from the COVID-19 disruption gained momentum. The utilization rate rose for all categories: mining (76.1 percent vs 72.1 in Q2 2020); manufacturing (78.8 percent vs 74.8 percent); and electricity, heat, and gas, water (74.7 percent vs 70.6 percent). In the March quarter of 2021, the industrial capacity utilization rate was at 77.2 percent. In 2020, industrial capacity utilization was 74.5 percent, down 2.1 percentage points from 2019.
2021-07-15
China Q1 Industrial Capacity Utilization Rate Surges
The industrial capacity utilization rate in China jumped to 77.2 in the first quarter of 2021 from 67.3 percent in the same period a year earlier, as a recovery in the economy from the COVID-19 disruption gained momentum. The utilization rate rose for all categories: mining (75.3 percent vs 67.1 in Q1 2020); manufacturing (77.6 percent vs 67.2 percent); and electricity, heat, and gas, water (74.5 percent vs 67.8 percent). In 2020, industrial capacity utilization was 74.5 percent, down 2.1 percentage points from 2019. In the December quarter 2020, the industrial capacity utilization rate was at 78.0 percent.
2021-04-16
China Q4 Industrial Capacity Utilization Rate Rises to 78%
The industrial capacity utilization rate in China edged up to 78.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020 from 77.5 percent in the same period a year earlier. This was the highest reading since the December quarter of 2017, as the economy recovered further from the COVID-19 disruption. The utilization rate rose for both manufacturing (78.4 percent vs 78.0 percent in Q4 2019); and electricity, heat, and gas, water production (74.3 percent vs 73.6 percent). Meantime, the utilization rate for the mining sector fell slightly (75.0 percent vs 75.1 percent). Considering full 2020, industrial capacity utilization was at 74.5 percent, down 2.1 percentage points 2019. In the September quarter 2020, the industrial capacity utilization rate was at 76.7 percent.
2021-01-18
China Q3 Industrial Capacity Utilization Rate Rises
The industrial capacity utilization rate in China edged up to 76.7 percent in the third quarter of 2020 from 76.4 percent in the same period a year earlier, as the world's second-largest economy recovered further from the COVID-19 pandemic. The utilization rate rose for both manufacturing (77.2 percent vs 76.9 percent in Q3 2019); and electricity, heat, and gas, water production (72.8 percent vs 72.1 percent). Meantime, the utilization rate for the mining sector fell (73.9 percent vs 74.7 percent). Considering the first nine months of the year, industrial capacity utilization was at 73.1 percent, down 3.1 percentage points from the same period of 2019. In the June quarter 2020, the industrial capacity utilization rate was at 74.4 percent.
2020-10-19

China Industrial Capacity Utilization
In China, Capacity Utilization is the difference between the potential and actual use of an input. Capacity utilization is high when actual output is close to potential output because the most use is being made of labor and capital. The survey includes about 90,000 industrial enterprises.