South Korea Manufacturing PMI  2011-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Nikkei South Korea Manufacturing PMI rose to 49.9 in August 2018 from 48.3 in the preceding month and marking the six straight month of contraction. Output continued to decline and export orders fell the most in four months, with panellists reporting difficulties in acquiring new customers due to increasing global economic uncertainty. Also, sentiment weakened to the lowest in 11 months. On the other hand, both new orders and employment increased marginally. In the price front, input costs inflation continued to increase markedly, however, rising competitive pressures reduced the extent to which firms could pass higher expenses onto their clients. Manufacturing PMI in South Korea is reported by Markit Economics.

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South Korea Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 73.00 74.00 119.00 35.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.90 48.30 52.60 45.70 [+]
Industrial Production 0.90 -0.40 39.40 -25.40 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.40 -0.70 10.50 -10.70 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.80 -0.70 40.80 -26.60 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 102.60 102.50 104.60 3.80 Index Points [+]
New Orders 8188806.00 7370883.00 14895263.00 93961.00 KRW Million [+]
Changes in Inventories 179.10 90.80 13533.70 -15359.30 KRW Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 26.00 29.00 3377.00 26.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 124289.00 134682.00 155971.00 49944.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 113.20 113.00 113.20 4.40 Index Points [+]
Internet Speed 28553.69 26116.23 29047.94 6992.81 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 25814048.00 25049894.00 25814048.00 13271570.00 IP [+]
Mining Production -20.70 -5.40 43.10 -36.00 percent [+]
Steel Production 6177.46 6122.02 6405.68 650.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Ease of Doing Business 4.00 5.00 23.00 4.00 [+]
Electricity Production 24056.27 23047.28 24724.60 13859.99 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Car Production 4114913.00 4228509.00 4657094.00 1954494.00 [+]
Coincident Index 109.10 109.10 109.20 4.30 Index Points [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.07 5.03 5.39 4.93 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 26.00 26.00 26.00 11.00 [+]
Corruption Index 54.00 53.00 56.00 38.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 51.00 52.00 52.00 27.00 [+]


South Korea Manufacturing PMI

The Nikkei South Korea Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index measures the performance of the manufacturing sector and is derived from a survey of 400 manufacturing companies. The Index is based on five individual indexes with the following weights: New Orders (30 percent), Output (25 percent), Employment (20 percent), Suppliers’ Delivery Times (15 percent) and Stock of Items Purchased (10 percent), with the Delivery Times index inverted so that it moves in a comparable direction. A reading above 50 indicates an expansion of the manufacturing sector compared to the previous month; below 50 represents a contraction; while 50 indicates no change. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Korea Manufacturing PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Korea Manufacturing PMI - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
49.90 48.30 52.60 45.70 2011 - 2018 Monthly




manufacturing pmi by Country
Country Last
Australia 56.70 Aug/18
Brazil 51.10 Aug/18
Canada 56.80 Aug/18
China 50.60 Aug/18
Euro Area 53.30 Sep/18
France 52.50 Sep/18
Germany 53.70 Sep/18
India 51.70 Aug/18
Indonesia 51.90 Aug/18
Italy 50.10 Aug/18
Japan 52.90 Sep/18
Mexico 50.70 Aug/18
Netherlands 59.10 Aug/18
Russia 48.90 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 55.10 Aug/18
Singapore 52.60 Aug/18
South Africa 43.40 Aug/18
South Korea 49.90 Aug/18
Spain 53.00 Aug/18
Switzerland 64.80 Aug/18
Turkey 46.40 Aug/18
United Kingdom 52.80 Aug/18
United States 55.60 Sep/18


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