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

The Nikkei Manufacturing PMI for South Korea went up to 50.6 in September of 2017 from 49.9 in August and above market consensus of 50.3. It was the first expansion in manufacturing activity since June and the fastest since December 2015, as output rose for the first time in 14 months and new order growth accelerated to the joint-fastest since April 2013. Also, the sector saw a renewed increase in purchasing activity, with the rate of expansion accelerated to the joint-strongest since January 2014. Meantime, business sentiment eased to the lowest since November 2016. At the same time, firms reduced their staffing levels for the first time in three months. On the price front, cost pressures facing firms rose sharply. 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 78.00 119.00 35.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.60 49.90 52.60 45.70 [+]
Industrial Production 2.70 -0.20 38.80 -25.30 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.40 1.70 11.00 -11.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.90 -0.40 41.60 -26.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 113.60 113.00 113.60 4.20 Index Points [+]
New Orders 5368550.00 5617663.00 14895263.00 93961.00 KRW Million [+]
Changes in Inventories 263.10 -980.90 13533.70 -15359.30 KRW Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 33.00 31.00 3377.00 30.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 137706.00 120975.00 155971.00 49944.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 133.20 132.60 133.20 5.20 Index Points [+]
Mining Production -20.80 -8.40 43.10 -36.00 percent [+]
Steel Production 6160.00 6158.95 6405.68 650.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Cement Production 4432.00 5069.00 6134.00 1726.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Coincident Index 126.10 125.70 131.00 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 5.00 4.00 23.00 4.00 [+]
Electricity Production 23629.10 22567.64 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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
50.60 49.90 52.60 45.70 2011 - 2017 Monthly




manufacturing pmi by Country

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Australia 54.20 Sep/17
Brazil 50.90 Sep/17
Canada 55.00 Sep/17
China 51.00 Sep/17
Euro Area 58.10 Sep/17
France 56.10 Sep/17
Germany 60.60 Sep/17
India 51.20 Sep/17
Indonesia 50.40 Sep/17
Italy 56.30 Sep/17
Japan 52.90 Sep/17
Mexico 52.80 Sep/17
Netherlands 60.00 Sep/17
Russia 51.90 Sep/17
South Korea 50.60 Sep/17
Spain 54.30 Sep/17
Switzerland 61.70 Sep/17
Turkey 53.50 Sep/17
United Kingdom 55.90 Sep/17
United States 53.10 Sep/17