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/2018

Current business situation yields record figures for the rail industry in the last quarter of 2018

The leading companies of the global railway industry have evaluated the current business situation even more positively in the last quarter of 2018 as shown by the latest SCI RAIL BUSINESS INDEX, a regular survey of top managers in the global rail industry, conducted by consulting company SCI Verkehr. The continuous growth of the SCI Rail Business Index in 2018 reflects the good business situation of the industry as the year draws to a close. Due to the past development, the index is at the level of the previous all-time high of 2007. With regard to the assessment of the future development of the industry, however, the top managers surveyed are rather cautious and expect above-average growth to end soon. 

SCI Global Rail Index IV/2018 (PDF-File, 192 KB)



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