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.