SCI Railindex

The business climate in the railway industry

The index is based on approximately 100 reports from representative companies in the global rail industry that assess their current business situation and expectations for the coming six months.

On a quarterly basis, the companies rate their situation as "good" "satisfactory" or "bad" and differentiate their business expectations according to the criteria "favourable", "stable" or "unfavourable".

SCI Global Rail Index III/2019

Spirit of optimism instead of crisis – the global railway industry resists the current trend and is looking forward to expected growth   

The business climate of the international railway industry remains on a high level in the third quarter and is even registering a slight increase in comparison to the second quarter. This is shown by the current SCI RAIL BUSINESS INDEX - a regular survey of top managers in the global rail industry conducted by the consulting firm SCI Verkehr. The deceleration of the worldwide economic growth and negative news from important European industrial branches are so far barely affecting the business climate index of the worldwide railway sector. Despite the fact that the present economic situation and the demand for products and services have been evaluated a little less positive on average in the survey than in the past quarter, the assessment of the future business development has improved: The general political climate is spurring the positive future expectations of the climate-friendly railway sector like it has not done in a long time.   

SCI Global Rail Index III/2019 (PDF-File, 709 KB)



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