SCI Global Rail Index III/2017

Mood of the global railway industry remains positive - and seems to be unaffected by prominent announcement of consolidation

The business climate amongst the leading companies of the global railway industry remains at a good level in the third quarter of 2017. This is shown in the most recent SCI RAIL BUSINESS INDEX – a periodical survey among the global railway industry’s top managers by the consultancy firm SCI Verkehr. The more recent upswing in the evaluation of the current business situation has stopped for a more mitigated as well as heterogeneous assessment. General conditions for the development of the railway business have not necessarily improved in the last twelve months. In particular, the cost pressure in international competition is assessed as major obstacle. With increasingly concrete plans for consolidation of the major European railway manufacturers, well established structures of the global railway technology markets are changing – however seem to stimulate a predominant optimistic assessment of the development of the future business situation.

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