Industries in Sweden operated at 91.3 percent of their production capacity in the second quarter of 2021, the highest since the third quarter of 2019, and compared to an upwardly revised 89.7 percent in the prior period. Capacity utilization increased in manufacturing (91.2 vs 88.5 in Q1), but it fell in mining (92.5 vs 98.7). A year ago, capacity utilization was lower at 82.3 percent. source: Statistics Sweden

Capacity Utilization in Sweden averaged 87.11 percent from 1980 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 91.30 percent in the third quarter of 2019 and a record low of 76 percent in the second quarter of 2009. This page provides - Sweden Capacity Utilization - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sweden Capacity Utilization - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Capacity Utilization in Sweden is expected to be 90.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Sweden Capacity Utilization is projected to trend around 90.90 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Sweden Capacity Utilization


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-20 08:30 AM Q3 4.4% -6.7% 5.1%
2021-02-19 08:30 AM Q4 1.7% 4.6% 1.1%
2021-05-21 07:30 AM Q1 1.4% 1.9% 0.2%
2021-08-20 07:30 AM Q2 1.6% 1.8%
2021-11-19 08:30 AM Q3 1.6%


News Stream
Sweden Capacity Utilization Returns to Pre-Covid Levels
Industries in Sweden operated at 91.3 percent of their production capacity in the second quarter of 2021, the highest since the third quarter of 2019, and compared to an upwardly revised 89.7 percent in the prior period. Capacity utilization increased in manufacturing (91.2 vs 88.5 in Q1), but it fell in mining (92.5 vs 98.7). A year ago, capacity utilization was lower at 82.3 percent.
2021-08-20
Sweden Capacity Utilization at Over 1-Year High
Industries in Sweden operated at 89.4 percent of their production capacity in the first quarter of 2021, the highest since the fourth quarter of 2019, and compared to an upwardly revised 88 in the prior period. Capacity utilization increased in both mining (98.5 vs 95.3 in Q4) and manufacturing (89.1 vs 87.8). A year ago, capacity utilization was lower at 89 percent.
2021-05-21
Sweden Capacity Utilization at Near 1-Year High
Industries in Sweden operated at 87.9 percent of their production capacity in the fourth quarter of 2020, the highest since the first quarter of 2020, and compared to a downwardly revised 86.2 percent in the prior period. Capacity utilization increased in manufacturing (87.7 vs 85.9 in Q3) but went down slightly in mining & quarrying (94.9 vs 95.2). A year ago, capacity utilization was higher at 89.4 percent.
2021-02-19
Swedish Capacity Utilization Rises Most in Over a Decade
Capacity utilization in Sweden's industry rose by 4.4 percentage points to 86.8 percent in the third quarter of 2020, the most since the first quarter of 2010 and partially recovering from a historic slump of 6.7 percent in the previous three-month period. The biggest increase in capacity utilization was seen in capital goods industry (up 9.8 p.p.), followed by non-durable consumer goods industry (up 4.0 p.p.) and intermediate goods industry (up 2.3 p.p.). Meanwhile, capacity utilization in durable consumer goods industry fell 1.2 p.p.
2020-11-20

Sweden Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Industrial Production Mom -3.70 percent Aug/21 1.00 8.60 -17.00
Industrial Production 0.80 percent Aug/21 13.30 26.50 -26.90
Manufacturing Production 1.00 percent Aug/21 14.90 27.50 -23.70
Capacity Utilization 91.30 percent Jun/21 89.70 91.30 76.00
New Orders 98.30 points Aug/21 95.30 133.80 73.00
Changes in Inventories 9321.00 SEK Million Jun/21 14409.00 41550.00 -28952.00
Bankruptcies 504.00 Companies Sep/21 373.00 2148.00 276.00
Car Registrations 23745.00 Sep/21 20925.00 67553.00 7205.00
Mining Production -2.50 percent Aug/21 -13.00 104.90 -49.80
Business Inventories -6164.70 SEK Million Jun/21 1516.35 18820.86 -15697.46


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.