Industrial capacity utilization rate in China declined to 74.4 percent in the second quarter of 2020 from 76.4 percent in the same period a year ago, as the world's second-largest economy continued to battle with the coronavirus outbreak. The utilization rate dropped for all categories: manufacturing (74.8 percent vs 76.9 percent in Q2 2019); mining (72.1 percent vs 74.6 percent); and electricity, heat, and gas, water production (70.6 percent vs 70.8 percent). Considering the first six months of the year, industrial capacity utilization was at 71.1 percent, down 5.1 percentage points from the same period of 2019. Still, it compares with 67.3 percent in the first quarter of the year.

Capacity Utilization in China averaged 74.99 percent from 2013 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 78.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 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 September of 2020. source: National Bureau of Statistics of China

Capacity Utilization in China is expected to be 70.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Capacity Utilization in China to stand at 76.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Industrial Capacity Utilization is projected to trend around 76.00 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

Ok
Trading Economics members can view, download and compare data from nearly 200 countries, including more than 20 million economic indicators, exchange rates, government bond yields, stock indexes and commodity prices.

The Trading Economics Application Programming Interface (API) provides direct access to our data. It allows API clients to download millions of rows of historical data, to query our real-time economic calendar, subscribe to updates and receive quotes for currencies, commodities, stocks and bonds.

Please Paste this Code in your Website
width
height
China Industrial Capacity Utilization

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
74.40 67.30 78.00 67.30 2013 - 2020 percent Quarterly
NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-18 02:00 AM Q3 76.4% 76.4% 76.5%
2020-01-17 02:00 AM Q4 77.5% 76.4% 76.2%
2020-04-17 02:00 AM Q1 67.3% 77.5% 75.0%
2020-07-16 02:00 AM Q2 74.4% 67.3% 75%
2020-10-19 02:00 AM Q3 74.4% 70.2%


News Stream
China Q2 Industrial Capacity Utilization Rate Down
Industrial capacity utilization rate in China declined to 74.4 percent in the second quarter of 2020 from 76.4 percent in the same period a year ago, as the world's second-largest economy continued to battle with the coronavirus outbreak. The utilization rate dropped for all categories: manufacturing (74.8 percent vs 76.9 percent in Q2 2019); mining (72.1 percent vs 74.6 percent); and electricity, heat, and gas, water production (70.6 percent vs 70.8 percent). Considering the first six months of the year, industrial capacity utilization was at 71.1 percent, down 5.1 percentage points from the same period of 2019. Still, it compares with 67.3 percent in the first quarter of the year.
2020-07-16
China Industrial Capacity Utilization Rate Plunges to Record Low
Industrial capacity utilization rate in China slumped to a record low of 67.3 percent in the first quarter of 2020 from 75.9 percent in the same period a year ago, as the world's second-largest economy battled with the coronavirus outbreak. The utilization rate declined for all categories: manufacturing (67.2 percent vs 76.3 percent in Q1 2019); mining (67.1 percent vs 73.1 percent); and electricity, heat, and gas, water production (67.8 percent vs 71.6 percent).
2020-04-17
China Q4 Industrial Capacity Utilization at 2-Year High
Industrial capacity utilization rate in China rose to 77.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019 the highest in two years, from 76.4 percent in the prior quarter. The utilization rate rose for all categories: manufacturing (78 percent vs 76.9 percent in Q3), mining (75.1 percent vs 74.7 percent), and electricity, heat, and gas, water production rose (73.6 percent vs 72.1 percent). Considering 2019 full year, the utilization rate was 76.6 percent, up 0.1 percentage points from 2018.
2020-01-17
China Q3 Industrial Capacity Utilization Rate Stable
Industrial capacity utilization rate in China stood at 76.4 in the third quarter 2019, unchanged from the previous quarter. The utilization rate for manufacturing was stable (at 76.9), while the rate for mining was little-changed (74.7 vs 74.6 in Q2). Meanwhile, the utilization rate of electricity, heat, and gas, water production rose (72.1 vs 70.8). Considering the first nine months of the year, the utilization rate was 76.2 percent, down 0.4 percentage points from the same period 2018.
2019-10-18

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.