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National Bureau of Statistics of China

01/19/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/18/2020 20:56

The Utilization Rate of National Industrial Capacity in the Fourth Quarter of 2019

In the fourth quarter of 2019, the utilization rate of national industrial capacity was 77.5 percent, 1.5 percentage points higher than the same period of last year, and 1.1 percentage points higher than the third quarter. In 2019, the utilization rate of national industrial capacity was 76.6 percent, up 0.1 percentage point from the same period of last year.

In terms of three categories, in the fourth quarter, the capacity utilization rate of mining industry was 75.1 percent, up 4.9 percent points over the same period of last year; that of manufacturing industry was 78.0 percent, 1.5 percentage points higher than the same period of last year; that of production and distribution of electricity, heating power, gas and water was 73.6 percent, kept the same level with the same period of last year.

In terms of main industries, in the fourth quarter, the capacity utilization rate of coal mining and washing industry was 71.5 percent, that of food manufacturing was 72.7 percent, that of textile industry was 79.6 percent, that of chemical raw materials and chemical products manufacturing was 76.0 percent, that of non-metallic mineral products industry was 71.2 percent, that of ferrous metal smelting and processing industry was 80.2 percent, that of non-ferrous metal smelting and processing industry was 79.5 percent, that of general purpose and special purpose machinery manufacturing was 79.5 and 80.1 percent, that of automobile manufacturing, electrical machinery and equipment manufacturing, and computer, communication and other electronic equipment manufacturing, respectively accounted for 78.5, 79.0 and 82.6 percent.

The Utilization Rate of National Industrial Capacity in the Fourth Quarter of 2019

Indicators

The Fourth Quarter

The First Four Quarters

Utilization Rate(%)

Increase or Decrease Rate (±%)Y/Y

Utilization Rate(%)

Increase or Decrease Rate (±%)Y/Y

Industry

77.5

1.5

76.6

0.1

Grouped by Three Sectors

Mining and Quarrying

75.1

4.9

74.4

2.5

Manufacturing

78.0

1.5

77.1

0.2

Production and Distribution of Electricity, Heating Power, Gas and Water

73.6

0.0

72.1

-1.3

Grouped by Industries

Mining and Washing of Coal

71.5

3.0

70.6

0.0

Extraction of Petroleum and Natural Gas

91.7

2.5

91.2

2.9

Manufacture of Foods

72.7

-1.6

72.9

-2.4

Manufacture of Textile

79.6

2.2

78.4

-1.4

Manufacture of Chemical Raw Material and Chemical Products

76.0

3.7

75.2

1.0

Manufacture of Medicines

76.4

-0.6

76.6

-1.0

Manufacture of Chemical Fibers

83.7

2.4

83.2

1.4

Manufacture of Nonmetal Mineral Products

71.2

1.4

70.3

0.4

Manufacture of Ferrous Metal Smelting and Pressing

80.2

2.5

80.0

2.0

Manufacture and Processing of Non-Ferrous Metals

79.5

1.7

79.8

1.0

Manufacture of General-Purpose Machinery

79.5

2.5

78.6

1.3

Manufacture of Special-Purpose Machinery

80.1

0.2

78.8

-0.3

Manufacture of Automobiles

78.5

0.6

77.3

-2.5

Manufacture of Electric Machinery and Equipment

79.0

0.7

79.4

1.4

Manufacture of Computer, Communication Equipment and Other Electronic Equipment

82.6

2.3

80.6

1.2

Annotations:

1. Explanatory Notes

Capacity utilization: refers to the ratio of actual output to production capacity (both measured by value).

The actual output of the enterprise refers to the total industrial output value of the enterprise in the reporting period; the production capacity of the enterprise refers to the product output that the enterprise can achieve and can maintain for a long time when the production equipment (machinery) maintains normal operation under the condition that the supply of labor, raw materials, fuel, transportation, etc. is guaranteed during the reporting period.

2. Survey Method and Coverage

A comprehensive survey of large and medium-sized enterprises and a sample survey of small and micro enterprises involved about 90000 industrial enterprises.

Small and micro enterprises calculate the overall population according to the sampling method, and synthesize the survey data of large and medium-sized enterprises to calculate the utilization rate of national industrial capacity.

The survey is conducted on a quarterly basis and the data are not seasonally adjusted.

3. Standard on industrial classification

NBS enforces New Standard on Industrial Classification for National Economic Activities' (GB/T 4754-2017). For details, please refer the following link: http://www.stats.gov.cn/tjsj/tjbz/hyflbz.