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

The Nikkei South Korea Manufacturing PMI rose to 49.8 in june of 2018 from 48.9 in the previous month and marking the slowest contraction in manufacturing sector since March. New orders fell for the fourth straight month, employment continued to contract, while output stabilises following a three-month sequence of falling. At the same time, new export order increased for the first time since October 2013, with East Asia, particularly China and Japan citing as a key source of international demand. Also, optimism strengthened for the first time since the start of 2018. On the price front, input price inflation rose to a three-month high while output prices went up the most in five months. Manufacturing PMI in South Korea is reported by Markit Economics.

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South Korea Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 80.00 78.00 119.00 35.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.80 48.90 52.60 45.70 [+]
Industrial Production 0.90 0.80 38.80 -25.30 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.10 3.10 11.00 -11.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.80 0.60 41.60 -26.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 102.50 102.60 104.60 3.80 Index Points [+]
New Orders 8100104.00 7017025.00 14895263.00 93961.00 KRW Million [+]
Changes in Inventories 41.40 1409.30 13533.70 -15359.30 KRW Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 45.00 39.00 3377.00 30.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 130625.00 130577.00 155971.00 49944.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 112.70 112.30 112.70 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 -10.30 -8.30 43.10 -36.00 percent [+]
Steel Production 6227.06 5893.01 6405.68 650.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Cement Production 5221.00 5825.00 6134.00 1726.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Ease of Doing Business 4.00 5.00 23.00 4.00 [+]
Electricity Production 23316.35 23472.44 24724.60 13859.99 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Car Production 4114913.00 4228509.00 4657094.00 1954494.00 [+]
Coincident Index 109.20 108.90 109.20 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
49.80 48.90 52.60 45.70 2011 - 2018 Monthly




manufacturing pmi by Country
Country Last
Australia 57.40 Jun/18
Brazil 49.80 Jun/18
Canada 57.10 Jun/18
China 51.00 Jun/18
Euro Area 54.90 Jun/18
France 52.50 Jun/18
Germany 55.90 Jun/18
India 53.10 Jun/18
Indonesia 50.30 Jun/18
Italy 53.30 Jun/18
Japan 53.00 Jun/18
Mexico 52.10 Jun/18
Netherlands 60.10 Jun/18
Russia 49.50 Jun/18
South Korea 49.80 Jun/18
Spain 53.40 Jun/18
Switzerland 61.60 Jun/18
Turkey 46.80 Jun/18
United Kingdom 54.40 Jun/18
United States 55.40 Jun/18


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