South Korea Manufacturing PMI  2011-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Nikkei Manufacturing PMI for South Korea rose to 51.2 in November of 2017 from 50.2 in the preceding month. It was the third straight month of growth in factory activity and the strongest since April 2013, as output went up the most since February 2015, new orders expanded at the fastest rate in 55 months and business sentiment reached a 19-month high. Meantime, new export orders were broadly unchanged from October while firms cut payroll numbers and backlogs of work accumulated for a third month running. On the price front, input cost inflation was sharp, despite easing slightly since October. Output price inflation increased to an eight-month high. Manufacturing PMI in South Korea is reported by Markit Economics.

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South Korea Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 83.00 81.00 119.00 35.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.20 50.20 52.60 45.70 [+]
Industrial Production -5.90 8.50 38.80 -25.30 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.10 0.20 11.00 -11.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -6.20 8.70 41.60 -26.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 114.50 114.00 114.50 4.20 Index Points [+]
New Orders 5998089.00 8382106.00 14895263.00 93961.00 KRW Million [+]
Changes in Inventories -2400.70 263.10 13533.70 -15359.30 KRW Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 33.00 31.00 3377.00 30.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 102012.00 137706.00 155971.00 49944.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 133.30 133.20 133.30 5.20 Index Points [+]
Internet Speed 28553.69 26116.23 29047.94 6992.81 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 25814048.00 25049894.00 25814048.00 13271570.00 IP [+]
Steel Production 6200.00 5880.00 6405.68 650.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 4.83 -19.80 43.10 -36.00 percent [+]
Cement Production 4955.00 5366.00 6134.00 1726.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Coincident Index 126.40 126.60 131.00 5.40 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 53.00 56.00 56.00 38.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 52.00 37.00 52.00 27.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 4.00 5.00 23.00 4.00 [+]
Electricity Production 21781.84 23346.34 23629.10 13859.99 Gigawatt-hour [+]


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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
51.20 50.20 52.60 45.70 2011 - 2017 Monthly




manufacturing pmi by Country
Country Last
Australia 57.30 Nov/17
Brazil 53.50 Nov/17
Canada 54.40 Nov/17
China 50.80 Nov/17
Euro Area 60.60 Dec/17
France 59.30 Dec/17
Germany 63.30 Dec/17
India 52.60 Nov/17
Indonesia 50.40 Nov/17
Italy 58.30 Nov/17
Japan 54.20 Dec/17
Mexico 52.40 Nov/17
Netherlands 62.40 Nov/17
Russia 51.50 Nov/17
South Korea 51.20 Nov/17
Spain 56.10 Nov/17
Switzerland 65.10 Nov/17
Turkey 52.90 Nov/17
United Kingdom 58.20 Nov/17
United States 55.00 Dec/17