Industrial capacity utilization rate in China rose to 77.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019 the highest in two years, from 76.4 percent in the prior quarter. The utilization rate rose for all categories: manufacturing (78 percent vs 76.9 percent in Q3), mining (75.1 percent vs 74.7 percent), and electricity, heat, and gas, water production rose (73.6 percent vs 72.1 percent). Considering 2019 full year, the utilization rate was 76.6 percent, up 0.1 percentage points from 2018.

Capacity Utilization in China averaged 74.99 percent from 2013 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 78.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 and a record low of 72.90 percent in the first quarter of 2016. This page provides - China Capacity Utilization- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: National Bureau of Statistics of China

Capacity Utilization in China is expected to be 76.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Capacity Utilization in China to stand at 76.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Industrial Capacity Utilization is projected to trend around 76.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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China Industrial Capacity Utilization

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
77.50 76.40 78.00 72.90 2013 - 2019 percent Quarterly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-04-17 02:00 AM Q1 75.9% 76.0% 76%
2019-07-15 02:00 AM Q2 76.4% 75.9% 75.7%
2019-10-18 02:00 AM Q3 76.4% 76.4% 76.5%
2020-01-17 02:00 AM Q4 77.5% 76.4% 76.2%
2020-04-17 02:00 AM Q1 77.5% 76.0%


News Stream
2019-10-18
China Q3 Industrial Capacity Utilization Rate Stable
Industrial capacity utilization rate in China stood at 76.4 in the third quarter 2019, unchanged from the previous quarter. The utilization rate for manufacturing was stable (at 76.9), while the rate for mining was little-changed (74.7 vs 74.6 in Q2). Meanwhile, the utilization rate of electricity, heat, and gas, water production rose (72.1 vs 70.8). Considering the first nine months of the year, the utilization rate was 76.2 percent, down 0.4 percentage points from the same period 2018.

2019-07-15
China Industrial Capacity Utilization Rises in Q2
Industrial capacity utilization rate in China increased to 76.4 in the second quarter of 2019 from 75.9 in the previous period. The utilization rate rose for both mining (74.6 vs 73.1 in Q1) and manufacturing industries (76.9 vs 76.3). Meanwhile, the utilization rate of electricity, heat, and gas, water production fell (70.8 vs 71.6). Considering the first half of the year, the utilization rate was 76.2 percent, down 0.5 percentage points from the same period in 2018.

2019-04-17
China Q1 Industrial Capacity Utilization Lowest in 2 Years
Industrial capacity utilization rate in China edged down to 75.9 in the first quarter 2019 from 76.0 on the previous quarter and reaching the lowest figure since the March quarter 2017. The utilization rate of electricity, heat, and gas, water production fell 1.1 percentage points year-on-year to 73.1 percent; and of manufacturing industry declined 0.7 percentage points to 76.3 percent. Meantime, the utilization rate of mining industry was unchanged at 73.1 percent.


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.

China Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 50.20 50.20 59.20 38.80 points [+]
Services PMI 52.50 53.50 54.70 50.00 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.50 51.80 52.30 47.20 points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 53.50 54.40 62.20 50.80 percent [+]
Industrial Production 6.90 6.20 29.40 -21.10 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.58 0.66 1.32 0.13 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 7.00 6.30 11.40 4.30 percent [+]
New Orders 51.20 51.30 65.10 32.30 points [+]
Changes in Inventories 15873.10 14586.00 15873.10 3.00 CNY HML [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 2659000.00 2456879.00 3060271.00 88416.00 [+]
Car Production 2185380.00 2163000.00 2669100.00 215533.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 2213089.00 2057000.00 2672300.00 213534.00 [+]
Internet Speed 7583.32 6295.74 7583.32 635.70 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 98862937.00 104032031.00 119094184.00 28818357.00 IP [+]
Mining Production 5.60 5.70 8.10 -3.80 percent [+]
Steel Production 80287.00 81521.00 89091.00 4918.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.50 76.40 78.00 72.90 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 73.90 72.61 73.90 4.55 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 28.00 28.00 34.00 26.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.60 53.20 53.70 48.00 points [+]
Cement Production 19935.00 22487.40 23427.00 781.50 Ten Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Corruption Index 41.00 39.00 41.00 21.60 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 80.00 87.00 100.00 40.00 [+]
Corporate Profits 5610070.00 5015100.00 7518710.00 1617.00 CNY Million [+]
Ease of Doing Business 31.00 46.00 99.00 31.00 [+]
Electricity Production 654400.00 589000.00 668200.00 41760.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]