Industries in Sweden operated at 91.0% of their production capacity in Q1 2019, up from 90.5% in Q4, reaching its highest level since Q2 2018. An increase was seen in manufacturing (91.0% vs 90.5% in Q4), namely in production of motor vehicles (98.7% vs 95.2%); machinery & equipment (94.0% vs 92.7%); computer, electronic and optical products (89.4% vs 85.5%) and chemicals & pharmaceutical products (77.8% vs 77.6%). In contrast, capacity utilization declined in mining & quarrying (91.1% vs 92.1%). A year ago, capacity utilization was lower at 90.2. Capacity Utilization in Sweden averaged 87.02 percent from 1980 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 91.20 percent in the second quarter of 2007 and a record low of 76 percent in the second quarter of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-20 07:30 AM Capacity Utilization QoQ 0.6% -0.4%
2018-11-14 08:30 AM Capacity Utilization QoQ 0.2% 0.6%
2019-02-20 08:30 AM Capacity Utilization QoQ -0.6% 0.2% -0.6%
2019-05-22 07:30 AM Capacity Utilization QoQ 0.5% -0.5% 0.3%
2019-08-22 07:30 AM Capacity Utilization QoQ 0.5%
2019-11-20 08:30 AM Capacity Utilization QoQ


Sweden Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 100.20 101.60 119.30 65.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.10 50.90 70.40 34.00 [+]
Services Pmi 53.30 53.90 67.20 34.50 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.40 -0.30 14.10 -23.80 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.30 -1.90 8.80 -7.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.40 -0.30 19.20 -23.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 91.00 90.50 91.20 76.00 percent [+]
New Orders 112.50 110.30 133.80 73.00 Index Points [+]
Changes in Inventories 25380.00 -4348.00 35730.00 -27310.00 SEK Million [+]
Bankruptcies 687.00 634.00 2148.00 276.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 33250.00 31451.00 67553.00 7205.00 [+]
Internet Speed 22543.09 22846.85 22846.85 4526.74 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 5500163.00 5448834.00 6962118.00 3403447.00 IP [+]
Mining Production 2.10 0.90 104.90 -49.80 percent [+]
Steel Production 431.97 439.75 564.00 11.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 81.66 81.58 81.66 5.40 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 9.00 9.00 10.00 2.00 [+]
Business Inventories 11368.80 2916.49 18820.86 -15697.46 SEK Million [+]
Ease of Doing Business 12.00 10.00 18.00 9.00 [+]
Electricity Production 14742.00 16379.00 16434.00 8753.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 85.00 84.00 95.00 84.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 3.00 6.00 6.00 1.00 [+]


Sweden Capacity Utilization

In Sweden, 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. This page provides - Sweden Capacity Utilization - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sweden Capacity Utilization - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
91.00 90.50 91.20 76.00 1980 - 2019 percent Quarterly
Seasonally Adjusted




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Argentina 61.60 Apr/19
Australia 80.88 May/19
Brazil 77.80 Apr/19
Canada 80.90 Mar/19
China 75.90 Mar/19
Euro Area 82.80 Jun/19
France 84.40 Jun/19
Germany 85.40 Jun/19
India 75.90 Dec/18
Indonesia 76.10 Mar/19
Italy 76.80 Mar/19
Japan 102.20 Apr/19
Mexico 81.60 Mar/19
Netherlands 84.30 Jun/19
Russia 63.00 Feb/19
South Africa 81.40 Dec/18
South Korea 101.40 Apr/19
Spain 80.50 Jun/19
Switzerland 81.82 Jun/19
Turkey 76.30 May/19
United Kingdom 80.70 Jun/19
United States 78.07 May/19


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