Key findings: P3043 - Manufacturing: Utilisation of production capacity by large enterprises, May 2015

The utilisation of production capacity by large manufacturers was 80,2% in May 2015 compared with 80,4% in May 2014, a decrease of 0,2 of a percentage point.

The increase in under-utilisation of 0,2 of a percentage point between May 2014 and May 2015 can mainly be attributed to an increase in shortage of raw materials (contributing 0,2 of a percentage point).

Seven of the ten manufacturing divisions showed decreases in utilisation of production capacity in May 2015 compared with May 2014. The largest decreases were recorded in the following divisions:

  • glass and non-metallic mineral products (-2,8 percentage points);
  • petroleum, chemical products, rubber and plastic products (-2,8 percentage points);
  • radio, television and communication apparatus and professional equipment (-2,3 percentage points); and
  • wood and wood products, paper, publishing and printing (-1,7 percentage points).

Capacity utilisation for the motor vehicles, parts and accessories and other transport equipment division rose by 5,3 percentage points in May 2015 compared with May 2014.

The highest rates of utilisation of production capacity for May 2015 were reported in the following divisions:

  • motor vehicles, parts and accessories and other transport equipment (84,2%);
  • food and beverages (82,7%); and
  • radio, television and communication apparatus and professional equipment (82,1%).