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

The Nikkei Manufacturing PMI for South Korea rose to 50.7 in January of 2018 from 49.9 in the preceding month. New orders expanded the most since April 2013, output increased modestly after a slight decline in December 2017 and new export orders went up for the first time since August amid greater sales to Australia, China and Southeast Asia. In addition, buying activity grew moderately and business sentiment reached its highest in 33 months. Meantime, the increase in the minimum wage discouraged firms from raising employment. Input prices went up sharply, with inflation accelerating markedly. Selling prices were increased the most since February 2011, on a par with March of the same year. 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 81.00 119.00 35.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.70 49.90 52.60 45.70 [+]
Industrial Production -6.00 -1.70 38.80 -25.30 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.50 0.20 11.00 -11.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -6.60 -1.90 41.60 -26.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 114.30 114.30 114.50 4.20 Index Points [+]
New Orders 8651104.00 5926242.00 14895263.00 93961.00 KRW Million [+]
Changes in Inventories 1450.60 -2400.70 13533.70 -15359.30 KRW Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 44.00 35.00 3377.00 30.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 140284.00 113475.00 155971.00 49944.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 134.10 133.70 134.10 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 [+]
Mining Production -10.30 -8.30 43.10 -36.00 percent [+]
Steel Production 6123.85 5650.00 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 23353.55 21781.84 23629.10 13859.99 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Car Production 4114913.00 4228509.00 4657094.00 1954494.00 [+]
Coincident Index 126.60 126.60 131.00 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 [+]


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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
50.70 49.90 52.60 45.70 2011 - 2018 Monthly




manufacturing pmi by Country
Country Last
Australia 58.70 Jan/18
Brazil 51.20 Jan/18
Canada 55.90 Jan/18
China 51.50 Jan/18
Euro Area 58.50 Feb/18
France 56.10 Feb/18
Germany 60.30 Feb/18
India 52.40 Jan/18
Indonesia 49.90 Jan/18
Italy 59.00 Jan/18
Japan 54.00 Feb/18
Mexico 52.60 Jan/18
Netherlands 62.50 Jan/18
Russia 52.10 Jan/18
South Korea 50.70 Jan/18
Spain 55.20 Jan/18
Switzerland 65.30 Jan/18
Turkey 55.70 Jan/18
United Kingdom 55.30 Jan/18
United States 55.90 Feb/18


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