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 IV/2019

In spite of a small dip in the business climate, hopes in the global rail industry remain unbroken at the end of the year   

The business climate among the leading companies in the global rail industry weakened in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to the previous quarter, but is still at a significantly higher level than the average of the last 10 years. 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 assessment of the current business situation decreased compared to Q3, but there was a strong increase in the assessment of the demand for products and services. The expectations for the business situation in the next 6 months remained at the same level compared to the previous quarter. The most important strategic goal for 2020, according to the respondents, is digitisation. Overall, the top managers in the rail industry rely on positive political backing, only the order book situation shows a more differentiated picture.   

SCI Global Rail Index IV/2019 (PDF-File, 190 KB)



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