The industrial capacity utilization rate in China rose to 77.1 in the third quarter of 2021 from 76.7 in the same period a year earlier, as a recovery in the economy from the COVID-19 disruption continued. The utilization rate rose for all categories: mining (76.9 percent vs 73.9 in Q3 2020); manufacturing (77.3 percent vs 76.3 percent); and electricity, heat, and gas, water (75.3 percent vs 72.8 percent). In the June quarter of 2021, the industrial capacity utilization rate was at a record high of 78.4 percent. In the first three quarters of the year, the capacity utilization rate was at 77.6, up 4.5 percentage points from the same period of 2020. 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 December of 2021.

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 2022 and 76.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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China Industrial Capacity Utilization


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-07-15 02:00 AM Q2 78.4% 77.2% 77.1%
2021-10-18 02:00 AM Q3 77.1% 78.4% 78.1%
2022-01-18 02:00 AM Q4


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Business Confidence 50.10 49.20 points Nov/21
Non Manufacturing PMI 52.30 52.40 percent Nov/21
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Industrial Production 3.50 3.10 percent Oct/21
Manufacturing Production 2.50 2.40 percent Oct/21
New Orders 49.40 48.80 points Nov/21
Changes in Inventories 6718.00 6609.00 CNY HML Dec/20
Leading Economic Index 95.40 96.75 points Sep/21
Mining Production 6.00 3.20 percent Oct/21
Corporate Profits 7164990.00 6344080.00 CNY Million Oct/21
Cement Production 20140.24 20503.81 Ten Thousands of Tonnes Oct/21
Electricity Production 675120.00 738350.00 Gigawatt-hour Sep/21
Capacity Utilization 77.10 78.40 percent Sep/21

News Stream
China Industrial Capacity Rate Rises Slightly
The industrial capacity utilization rate in China rose to 77.1 in the third quarter of 2021 from 76.7 in the same period a year earlier, as a recovery in the economy from the COVID-19 disruption continued. The utilization rate rose for all categories: mining (76.9 percent vs 73.9 in Q3 2020); manufacturing (77.3 percent vs 76.3 percent); and electricity, heat, and gas, water (75.3 percent vs 72.8 percent). In the June quarter of 2021, the industrial capacity utilization rate was at a record high of 78.4 percent. In the first three quarters of the year, the capacity utilization rate was at 77.6, up 4.5 percentage points from the same period of 2020.
2021-10-18
China Q2 Industrial Capacity Utilization Rate Hits Record Peak
The industrial capacity utilization rate in China jumped to record high of 78.4 percent in the second quarter of 2021 from 74.4 percent in the same period a year earlier, as a recovery in the economy from the COVID-19 disruption gained momentum. The utilization rate rose for all categories: mining (76.1 percent vs 72.1 in Q2 2020); manufacturing (78.8 percent vs 74.8 percent); and electricity, heat, and gas, water (74.7 percent vs 70.6 percent). In the March quarter of 2021, the industrial capacity utilization rate was at 77.2 percent. In 2020, industrial capacity utilization was 74.5 percent, down 2.1 percentage points from 2019.
2021-07-15
China Q1 Industrial Capacity Utilization Rate Surges
The industrial capacity utilization rate in China jumped to 77.2 in the first quarter of 2021 from 67.3 percent in the same period a year earlier, as a recovery in the economy from the COVID-19 disruption gained momentum. The utilization rate rose for all categories: mining (75.3 percent vs 67.1 in Q1 2020); manufacturing (77.6 percent vs 67.2 percent); and electricity, heat, and gas, water (74.5 percent vs 67.8 percent). In 2020, industrial capacity utilization was 74.5 percent, down 2.1 percentage points from 2019. In the December quarter 2020, the industrial capacity utilization rate was at 78.0 percent.
2021-04-16

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.