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

The Nikkei South Korea Manufacturing PMI dropped to 48.4 in April of 2018 from 49.1 in the previous month. The reading pointed to the most marked deterioration in business conditions for manufacturers since March of last year, with output and new orders falling further and employment down for the first time since January. On the price front, input prices increased strongly, albeit to the softest extent seen across the current nine-month run of inflating costs. Manufacturing PMI in South Korea is reported by Markit Economics.

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South Korea Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 77.00 74.00 119.00 35.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 48.40 49.10 52.60 45.70 [+]
Industrial Production -4.30 -6.80 38.80 -25.30 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -2.50 0.80 11.00 -11.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -4.70 -7.80 41.60 -26.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 102.40 103.30 104.60 3.80 Index Points [+]
New Orders 8007114.00 6856705.00 14895263.00 93961.00 KRW Million [+]
Changes in Inventories 41.40 1409.30 13533.70 -15359.30 KRW Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 50.00 31.00 3377.00 30.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 135936.00 138366.00 155971.00 49944.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 112.30 112.20 112.30 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 5893.01 6095.40 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 23281.55 22931.20 24724.60 13859.99 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Car Production 4114913.00 4228509.00 4657094.00 1954494.00 [+]
Coincident Index 108.70 108.50 108.70 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
48.40 49.10 52.60 45.70 2011 - 2018 Monthly




manufacturing pmi by Country
Country Last
Australia 58.30 Apr/18
Brazil 52.30 Apr/18
Canada 55.50 Apr/18
China 51.10 Apr/18
Euro Area 55.50 May/18
France 55.10 May/18
Germany 56.80 May/18
India 51.60 Apr/18
Indonesia 51.60 Apr/18
Italy 53.50 Apr/18
Japan 52.50 May/18
Mexico 51.60 Apr/18
Netherlands 60.70 Apr/18
Russia 51.30 Apr/18
South Korea 48.40 Apr/18
Spain 54.40 Apr/18
Switzerland 63.60 Apr/18
Turkey 48.90 Apr/18
United Kingdom 53.90 Apr/18
United States 56.60 May/18


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