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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 II/2021

Rapid recovery of the rail industry

The business climate of companies in the global rail industry has improved significantly as of Q2 2021. Although the year 2021 still holds uncertainties due to the Corona pandemic, the mood in the rail industry has nevertheless risen noticeably as of the 2nd quarter. The decline in demand for products and services seems to have stopped, according to the top managers surveyed. In the outlook for the coming six months, the optimism of the survey participants predominates. The vast majority of respondents expect the number of employees to remain the same or even increase in the next six months.

SCI Global Rail Index II/2021


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