Industries in Sweden operated at 90.4 percent of their production capacity in Q4 2018, down from 91 percent in Q3, reaching its lowest level since Q1 2018. A decline was particularly seen in mining & quarrying (91.4% from 93.0% in Q3). In addition, capacity utilization fell in manufacturing (90.4% from 91%), namely in production of chemicals & pharmaceutical products (78.1% from 79.7%); motor vehicles (95.2% from 97.6%) and machinery & equipment (92.3% from 92.4%). A year earlier, capacity utilization was higher at 91.1. Capacity Utilization in Sweden averaged 86.99 percent from 1980 until 2018, 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.