The Utilization Rate of National Industrial Capacity in the Second Quarter of 2020
National Bureau of Statistics of China2020-07-17 10:00




In the second quarter, China's industrial capacity utilization rate was 74.4 percent, 2.0 percentage points lower than the same period of last year and 7.1 percentage points higher than that of the first quarter. In the first half of the year, China's industrial capacity utilization rate was 71.1 percent, a decrease of 5.1 percentage points over the same period of last year.

 

 

In terms of three categories, in the second quarter, the mining industry's capacity utilization rate was 72.1 percent, down 2.5 percentage points compared with the same period of last year, and increased by 5.0 percentage points compared with the first quarter; the capacity utilization rate of manufacturing industry was 74.8 percent, 2.1 percentage points lower than the same period of last year, and 7.6 percentage points higher than that of the first quarter; the capacity utilization rate of power, heat, gas and water production and supply industry was 70.6 percent, down 0.2 percentage point compared with the same period of last year, and up 2.8 percentage points than that in the first quarter.

 

In terms of major industries, in the second quarter, the capacity utilization rate of coal mining and washing industry was 69.6 percent, food manufacturing industry was 70.4 percent, textile industry was 72.7 percent, chemical raw materials and chemical products manufacturing industry was 74.2 percent, non-metallic mineral products industry was 68.2 percent, ferrous metal smelting and  processing industry was 78.4 percent, nonferrous metal smelting and processing industry was 79.2 percent, general equipment manufacturing industry was 77.3 percent, and special equipment manufacturing industry accounted for 77.6 percent, automobile manufacturing industry was 74.6 percent, electrical machinery and equipment manufacturing industry was 78.1 percent, computer, communication and other electronic equipment manufacturing industry accounted for 78.4 percent.

 

The Utilization Rate of National Industrial Capacity in the Second Quarter of 2020

 

Indicators

The Second Quarter

The First Half Year

Utilization Rate(%)

Increase or Decrease Rate (±%)Y/Y

Utilization Rate(%)

Increase or Decrease Rate (±%)Y/Y

 

 

 

 

 

Industry

74.4

-2.0

71.1

-5.1

Grouped by Three Sectors

 

 

 

 

 Mining and Quarrying

72.1

-2.5

69.7

-4.2

 Manufacturing

74.8

-2.1

71.4

-5.3

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

70.6

-0.2

69.2

-2.0

 

Grouped by Industries

 

 

 

 

Mining and Washing of Coal

69.6

-1.1

67.4

-2.2

Extraction of Petroleum and Natural Gas

90.5

-0.4

90.1

-1.0

Manufacture of Foods

70.4

-2.8

66.1

-7.4

 Manufacture of Textile

72.7

-5.9

70.3

-7.9

 Manufacture of Chemical Raw Material and Chemical Products

74.2

-0.7

72.0

-2.3

 Manufacture of Medicines

74.0

-3.6

72.7

-4.8

 Manufacture of Chemical Fibers

79.7

-3.5

77.1

-6.1

 Manufacture of Nonmetal Mineral Products

68.2

-2.6

63.9

-5.4

 Manufacture of Ferrous Metal Smelting and Pressing

78.4

-2.5

75.6

-4.6

 Manufacture and Processing of Non-Ferrous Metals

79.2

-1.3

75.8

-3.9

 Manufacture of General-Purpose Machinery

77.3

-1.0

74.0

-4.5

Manufacture of Special-Purpose Machinery

77.6

-1.0

74.7

-3.8

 Manufacture of Automobiles

74.6

-1.6

66.8

-10.4

 Manufacture of Electric Machinery and Equipment

78.1

-1.2

73.7

-6.0

 Manufacture of Computer, Communication Equipment and Other Electronic Equipment

78.4

-1.5

75.1

-3.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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