Industrial capacity utilization rate in China decreased slightly to 76.5 percent in the September quarter of 2018 from 76.8 percent in the previous period. The utilization rate of manufacturing industry fell 0.4 percentage points year-on-year to 76.9 percent. On the other hand, the utilization rate of mining industry was up 0.1 percentage points to 71.1 percent. Also, the rate of electricity, heat, and gas, water production rose 0.7 percentage points to 74.4 percent. Considering January to September, industrial capacity utilization was 76.6 percent, the same as a year earlier. 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 72.90 percent in the first quarter of 2016.

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. Looking forward, we estimate Capacity Utilization in China to stand at 77.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Industrial Capacity Utilization is projected to trend around 77.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-01-19 01:30 AM Industrial Capacity Capacity Utilization 78.0% 76.8% 76.8%
2018-04-19 03:30 AM Industrial Capacity Utilization 76.5% 78.0% 77.5%
2018-07-17 01:30 AM Industrial Capacity Utilization 76.8% 76.5% 77%
2018-10-20 01:30 AM Industrial Capacity Utilization 76.5% 76.8% 77%
2019-01-21 01:30 AM Industrial Capacity Utilization 76.5% 76.7%
2019-04-19 03:30 AM Industrial Capacity Utilization 77.2%
2019-07-17 01:30 AM Industrial Capacity Utilization 77.4%


China Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 49.40 50.00 59.20 38.80 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 53.90 53.80 54.70 50.00 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 53.80 53.40 62.20 50.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.70 50.20 52.30 47.20 [+]
Industrial Production 5.40 5.90 29.40 -21.10 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.36 0.47 1.32 0.13 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 5.60 6.10 11.40 5.60 percent [+]
New Orders 49.70 50.40 65.10 32.30 Index Points [+]
Changes in Inventories 14186.00 11054.00 14186.00 3.00 CNY HML [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 2661500.00 2547800.00 3060271.00 88416.00 [+]
Car Production 2122900.00 2002200.00 2669100.00 215533.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 2173500.00 2046800.00 2672300.00 213534.00 [+]
Internet Speed 7583.32 6295.74 7583.32 635.70 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 98862937.00 104032031.00 119094184.00 28818357.00 IP [+]
Steel Production 77621.00 82552.00 82552.00 4918.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 2.30 3.80 7.90 -3.80 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.50 76.80 78.00 72.90 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 72.61 71.76 72.61 4.55 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 28.00 28.00 34.00 26.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.20 51.90 53.70 48.00 [+]
Cement Production 20521.00 22043.20 23427.00 781.50 Ten Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Corruption Index 41.00 40.00 41.00 21.60 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 77.00 79.00 100.00 40.00 [+]
Corporate Profits 6116880.00 5521180.00 7518710.00 1617.00 CNY Million [+]
Ease of Doing Business 46.00 78.00 99.00 46.00 [+]
Electricity Production 533000.00 548300.00 640500.00 41760.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]


China Industrial Capacity Utilization

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
76.50 76.80 78.00 72.90 2013 - 2018 percent Quarterly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 63.30 Nov/18
Australia 82.15 Nov/18
Brazil 77.10 Oct/18
Canada 82.60 Sep/18
China 76.50 Sep/18
Euro Area 83.90 Dec/18
France 85.20 Dec/18
Germany 87.10 Dec/18
Indonesia 75.18 Dec/18
Italy 77.90 Sep/18
Japan 106.30 Nov/18
Mexico 82.30 Oct/18
Netherlands 84.10 Dec/18
Russia 65.00 Nov/18
South Africa 81.20 Sep/18
South Korea 102.50 Nov/18
Spain 78.50 Dec/18
Switzerland 84.70 Dec/18
Turkey 74.10 Dec/18
United Kingdom 80.20 Dec/18
United States 78.73 Dec/18


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