Industries in Sweden operated at 90.4 percent of their production capacity in Q4 2018, down from 91 percent in Q3, reaching its lowest level since Q1 2018. A decline was particularly seen in mining & quarrying (91.4% from 93.0% in Q3). In addition, capacity utilization fell in manufacturing (90.4% from 91%), namely in production of chemicals & pharmaceutical products (78.1% from 79.7%); motor vehicles (95.2% from 97.6%) and machinery & equipment (92.3% from 92.4%). A year earlier, capacity utilization was higher at 91.1. Capacity Utilization in Sweden averaged 86.99 percent from 1980 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 91.20 percent in the second quarter of 2007 and a record low of 76 percent in the second quarter of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-16 07:30 AM Capacity Utilization QoQ -0.4% 0.0% 0.4%
2018-08-20 07:30 AM Capacity Utilization QoQ 0.6% -0.4%
2018-11-14 08:30 AM Capacity Utilization QoQ 0.2% 0.6%
2019-02-20 08:30 AM Capacity Utilization QoQ -0.6% 0.2% -0.6%
2019-05-22 07:30 AM Capacity Utilization QoQ -0.6%
2019-08-22 07:30 AM Capacity Utilization QoQ
2019-11-20 08:30 AM Capacity Utilization QoQ


Sweden Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 101.10 98.60 119.20 65.60 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.80 52.70 70.40 34.00 [+]
Services Pmi 55.30 55.80 67.20 34.50 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.30 1.00 14.10 -23.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.40 -0.20 8.70 -7.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.60 1.20 19.20 -23.80 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 90.40 91.00 91.20 76.00 percent [+]
New Orders 98.40 101.80 133.80 73.00 Index Points [+]
Changes in Inventories -2909.00 15383.00 34961.00 -26723.00 SEK Million [+]
Bankruptcies 634.00 576.00 2148.00 276.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 31079.00 23789.00 67553.00 7205.00 [+]
Internet Speed 22543.09 22846.85 22846.85 4526.74 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 5500163.00 5448834.00 6962118.00 3403447.00 IP [+]
Mining Production -6.10 -7.00 104.90 -49.80 percent [+]
Steel Production 409.91 448.37 564.00 11.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 81.66 81.58 81.66 5.40 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 9.00 9.00 10.00 2.00 [+]
Business Inventories 3658.82 -4630.28 18820.86 -15697.46 SEK Million [+]
Ease of Doing Business 12.00 10.00 18.00 9.00 [+]
Electricity Production 14742.00 16379.00 16434.00 8753.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 85.00 84.00 95.00 84.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 3.00 6.00 6.00 1.00 [+]


Sweden Capacity Utilization

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
90.40 91.00 91.20 76.00 1980 - 2018 percent Quarterly
Seasonally Adjusted




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