SCI/RAILINDEX - Quarter I / 2017

Railway industry caught between investment needs and only moderate growth expectations

Leading companies of the global railway industry enter 2017 in a more cautious mood. This development is shown by the latest SCI GLOBAL RAIL INDEX – a periodical survey among the global railway industry’s top managers by the consultancy firm SCI Verkehr. High demands for digitisation as well as changing market structures have compelled companies to adapt their line of business. In response, investment activities have significantly jumped compared to the previous years. Assessments of the current business situation as well as future development, however, seem to remain more moderate. In balance only 9% of the polled managers expect an improved business performance for the upcoming six months. The assessment of the current demand for products and services go in line with the restrained business prospects. According to the polled companies, demand fails to build new momentum and veers into the red with a bottom line of -6%.

SCI Global Rail Index I/2017 (PDF-File, 194 KB)

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