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 III/2018

Excellent business mood among top managaers – unabated positive picture in the rail industry

The business climate among leading companies in the global rail industry continues to move in a positive direction in the third quarter of 2018. This is shown by the SCI RAIL BUSINESS INDEX, a regular survey of top managers of the international rail industry, by consulting firm SCI Verkehr. The mood in the industry has remained at a very high level due to the continued positive business and order situation. The InnoTrans 2018 confirmed the current boom in the railway industry with a record number in visitors and of exhibiting companies. Maria Leenen, CEO of SCI Verkehr GmbH confirmed the positive situation of the industry, but also issued words of caution: “We are currently experiencing a high phase of economic growth. The previous years tell us that, after a cyclical saturation of the market, a more moderate pace of development occurs.” 

SCI Global Rail Index III/2018 (PDF-File, 366 KB)



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