Industries in Sweden operated at 82.8 percent of their production capacity in Q2 2020, the lowest since the fourth quarter of 2009, and compared to a downwardly revised 89.1 percent in the prior period. Capacity utilization decreased in manufacturing (82.6 vs 88.9 in Q1) and mining & quarrying (93 vs 97). A year ago, capacity utilization was higher at 90.8 percent.

Capacity Utilization in Sweden averaged 87.07 percent from 1980 until 2020, 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 September of 2020. source: Statistics Sweden

Capacity Utilization in Sweden is expected to be 90.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Capacity Utilization in Sweden to stand at 90.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sweden Capacity Utilization is projected to trend around 90.90 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Sweden Capacity Utilization

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
82.80 89.10 91.30 76.00 1980 - 2020 percent Quarterly
Seasonally Adjusted


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-20 08:30 AM Q3 0.5% 0.1%
2020-02-21 08:30 AM Q4 -2.1% 0.5%
2020-05-20 07:30 AM Q1 -0.2% -2.1% -3.6%
2020-08-21 07:30 AM Q2 -6.3% -0.3% -2%


News Stream
Sweden Capacity Utilization Lowest since 2009
Industries in Sweden operated at 82.8 percent of their production capacity in Q2 2020, the lowest since the fourth quarter of 2009, and compared to a downwardly revised 89.1 percent in the prior period. Capacity utilization decreased in manufacturing (82.6 vs 88.9 in Q1) and mining & quarrying (93 vs 97). A year ago, capacity utilization was higher at 90.8 percent.
2020-08-21
Swedish Capacity Utilization Lowest since 2016
Industries in Sweden operated at 89.2 percent of their production capacity in Q1 2020, the lowest since the fourth quarter of 2016, after an upwardly revised 89.4 percent in Q4. Capacity utilization fell for the second time, amid a drop in manufacturing (89.0 vs 89.3 in Q4) while a rise was seen in mining & quarrying rose further (97.5 vs 96.4).
2020-05-20
Sweden Capacity Utilization at 3-Year Low in Q4
Industries in Sweden operated at 89.2 percent of their production capacity in Q4 2019, after a downwardly revised 91.3 percent in Q3, and the lowest since the last quarter of 2016. Decreases were seen in manufacturing (89.0 percent vs 91.1 percent), namely basic metals (91.2 percent vs 93.9 percent); computer, electronic and optical products 89.9 percent vs 91.1); machinery and equipment n.e.c. (90.9 percent vs 94.4 percent) and motor vehicles (94.2 percent vs 96.6 percent); and manufacturing (97.5 percent vs 97.6 percent). A year ago, capacity utilization was higher at 90.6 percent.
2020-02-21
Sweden Capacity Utilization at Record High in Q3
Industries in Sweden operated at 91.4 percent of their production capacity in Q3 2019, up from an upwardly revised 90.9 percent in Q2, and the highest since series began in Q1 1990. Increases were seen in manufacturing (91.2 percent vs 90.8 percent in Q2), namely chemicals and pharmaceutical products (84.7 percent vs 78.3 percent); basic metals (94.1 percent vs 92.1 percent); computer, electronic and optical products (91.3 percent vs 90.8 percent) and machinery and equipment n.e.c. (95.0 percent vs 94.2 percent); and mining and quarrying (97.4 percent vs 94.6 percent). A year ago, capacity utilization was lower at 91.0 percent.
2019-11-20

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.