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 I/2019

Despite growing skepticism, the railway industry continues to grow

In the first quarter of 2019 the businesses of the leading companies of the global railway industry are continuing to perform well, 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 railway industry continues to record a high demand for products and services, which enabled the industry to continue to grow at the beginning of 2019. In addition, increased investments from the past year have a positive effect on the current business situation. However, the top managers are showing increased signs of skepticism concerning the future business development. Their assessment of the business development for the coming six months has fallen to its lowest point in two years.

SCI Global Rail Index I/2019 (PDF-File, 199 KB)



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