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Source: National Bureau of Statistics of China

In the third quarter, China’s industrial capacity utilization rate was 76.7 percent, 0.3 percentage point higher than the same period of last year and 2.3 percentage points higher than that of the second quarter. In the first three quarters, China’s industrial capacity utilization rate was 73.1 percent, down 3.1 percentage points over the same period last year.

 

 

In terms of three major categories, in the third quarter, the capacity utilization rate of mining industry was 73.9 percent, 0.8 percentage point lower than the same period of last year and 1.8 percentage points higher than that of the second quarter; the capacity utilization rate of manufacturing industry was 77.2 percent, up 0.3 percentage point over the same period of last year and 2.4 percentage points higher than that of the second quarter; the capacity utilization rate of power, heat, gas and water production and supply industry was 72.8 percent, up 0.7 percentage point compared with the same period of last year, 2.2 percentage points higher than that in the second quarter.

 

In terms of major industries, in the third quarter, the capacity utilization rate of coal mining and washing industry was 71.2 percent, food manufacturing industry was 74.5 percent, textile industry was 76.2 percent, chemical raw materials and chemical products manufacturing industry was 76.2 percent, non-metallic mineral products industry was 71.8 percent, ferrous metal smelting and processing industry was 81.6 percent, nonferrous metal smelting and processing industry was 80.6 percent, general equipment manufacturing industry was 79.0 percent, and special equipment manufacturing industry accounted for 77.8 percent, automobile manufacturing industry was 77.6 percent, electrical machinery and equipment manufacturing industry accounted for 80.9 percent, and computer, communication and other electronic equipment manufacturing industry accounted for 78.9 percent.

 

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

 

Indicators

The Third Quarter

The First Three Quarter

Utilization Rate(%)

Increase or Decrease Rate (±%)Y/Y

Utilization Rate(%)

Increase or Decrease Rate (±%)Y/Y

 

 

 

 

 

Industry

76.7

0.3

73.1

-3.1

Grouped by Three Sectors

 

 

 

 

 Mining and Quarrying

73.9

-0.8

71.1

-3.0

 Manufacturing

77.2

0.3

73.5

-3.3

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

72.8

0.7

70.5

-1.0

 

Grouped by Industries

 

 

 

 

Mining and Washing of Coal

71.2

-0.3

68.7

-1.5

Extraction of Petroleum and Natural Gas

89.4

-1.3

89.9

-1.1

Manufacture of Foods

74.5

2.6

69.0

-3.9

 Manufacture of Textile

76.2

-1.4

72.4

-5.6

 Manufacture of Chemical Raw Material and Chemical Products

76.2

0.2

73.4

-1.4

 Manufacture of Medicines

75.4

0.4

73.6

-3.1

 Manufacture of Chemical Fibers

82.9

0.1

79.1

-4.0

 Manufacture of Nonmetal Mineral Products

71.8

0.4

66.7

-3.3

 Manufacture of Ferrous Metal Smelting and Pressing

81.6

2.2

77.7

-2.2

 Manufacture and Processing of Non-Ferrous Metals

80.6

0.4

77.5

-2.4

 Manufacture of General-Purpose Machinery

79.0

1.0

75.9

-2.4

Manufacture of Special-Purpose Machinery

77.8

-0.2

75.8

-2.5

 Manufacture of Automobiles

77.6

1.5

70.7

-6.1

 Manufacture of Electric Machinery and Equipment

80.9

1.5

76.4

-3.2

 Manufacture of Computer, Communication Equipment and Other Electronic Equipment

78.9

-2.1

76.5

-3.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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