The industrial capacity utilization rate in China fell to 75.1 percent in the second quarter of 2022 from 78.4 percent in the same period a year earlier, pointing to the weakest reading since the June quarter 2020. The utilization rate declined for both manufacturing (75.4 percent vs 78.8 percent in Q2 2021), and electricity, heat, and gas, water increased (70.6 percent vs 74.7 percent), amid disruptions caused by the COVID-19 infections. On the flip side, the utilization rate of mining went up (76.7 percent vs 76.1 percent). In the March quarter of 2022, the industrial capacity utilization rate was at 75.8 percent. 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 August of 2022.

Capacity Utilization in China is expected to be 77.00 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 77.00 percent in 2023 and 76.00 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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China Industrial Capacity Utilization



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-04-18 02:00 AM Q1 75.8% 77.4% 77%
2022-07-15 02:00 AM Q2 75.1% 75.8% 74%
2022-10-18 02:00 AM Q3 75.1%


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Corporate Profits 4270220.00 3441000.00 CNY Million Jun 2022
Cement Production 19558.00 20279.54 Ten Thousands of Tonnes Jun 2022
Capacity Utilization 75.10 75.80 percent Jun 2022
Electricity Production 608600.00 670170.00 Gigawatt-hour Apr 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
75.10 75.80 78.40 67.30 2013 - 2022 percent Quarterly
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China Q2 Industrial Capacity Utilization Rate Lowest in 2 Years
The industrial capacity utilization rate in China fell to 75.1 percent in the second quarter of 2022 from 78.4 percent in the same period a year earlier, pointing to the weakest reading since the June quarter 2020. The utilization rate declined for both manufacturing (75.4 percent vs 78.8 percent in Q2 2021), and electricity, heat, and gas, water increased (70.6 percent vs 74.7 percent), amid disruptions caused by the COVID-19 infections. On the flip side, the utilization rate of mining went up (76.7 percent vs 76.1 percent). In the March quarter of 2022, the industrial capacity utilization rate was at 75.8 percent.
2022-07-15
China Industrial Capacity Utilization Rate Down to Near 2-Year Low
The industrial capacity utilization rate in China fell to 75.8 percent in the first quarter of 2022 from 77.2 percent in the same period a year earlier, pointing to the weakest reading since the June quarter 2020. The utilization rate declined for both manufacturing (75.9 percent vs 77.6 percent in Q1 2021), and mining (77 percent vs 75.3 percent), amid disruptions caused by the COVID-19 infections. In contrast, the utilization rate of electricity, heat, and gas, water increased (73.8 percent vs 73.1 percent). In the December quarter of 2021, the industrial capacity utilization rate was at 77.4 percent.
2022-04-18
China Q4 Industrial Capacity Utilization Rate Falls
The industrial capacity utilization rate in China fell to 77.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021 from 78 percent in the same period a year earlier, amid disruptions caused by the COVID-19 infections with the utilization rate declining for manufacturing (77.6 percent vs 78.4 percent in Q3). Meantime, the utilization rate rose for both mining (77 percent vs 75 percent); and electricity, heat, and gas, water (75.4 percent vs 74.3 percent). In the September quarter of 2021, the industrial capacity utilization rate was at 77.1 percent.
2022-01-17