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

The Nikkei Manufacturing PMI for South Korea increased to 49.4 in April of 2017 compared to 48.4 in the previous month. Although the reading pointed to the ninth consecutive contraction in factory activity, new orders, production, and employment declined at a slower pace.Meanwhile, the new export orders fell to the greatest degree since last October, as that demand from China continued to fall, in part undermined by the ongoing political tensions around THAAD. Meanwhile, backlogs of work fell the most in 5 months, purchasing activity lowered, and inflation eased to a 5-month low. Manufacturing PMI in South Korea averaged 49.35 from 2011 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 52.60 in April of 2013 and a record low of 45.70 in September of 2012. 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 79.00 119.00 35.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.40 48.40 52.60 45.70 [+]
Industrial Production 3.00 6.70 38.80 -25.30 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.00 -3.30 11.00 -11.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.20 6.90 41.60 -26.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 113.40 113.40 113.60 4.20 Index Points [+]
New Orders 6147026.00 5285646.00 14895263.00 93961.00 KRW Million [+]
Changes in Inventories -854.40 -1441.30 13533.70 -15359.30 KRW Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 47.00 46.00 3377.00 30.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 128618.00 138900.00 155971.00 49944.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 129.60 129.30 129.60 5.20 Index Points [+]
Mining Production -3.40 4.60 43.10 -36.00 percent [+]
Steel Production 6100.00 5507.95 6405.68 650.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Cement Production 5804.00 3886.00 6134.00 1726.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Coincident Index 124.70 124.20 131.00 5.40 Index Points [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.03 4.99 5.39 4.93 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 26.00 26.00 26.00 11.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 5.00 4.00 23.00 4.00 [+]
Electricity Production 23499.07 22442.36 23580.32 13859.99 Gigawatt-hour [+]
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 Notes

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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
49.40 48.40 52.60 45.70 2011 - 2017 Monthly



manufacturing pmi by Country

Last
Australia 59.20 Apr/17
Brazil 50.10 Apr/17
Canada 55.90 Apr/17
China 50.30 Apr/17
Euro Area 57.00 May/17
France 54.00 May/17
Germany 59.40 May/17
India 52.50 Apr/17
Indonesia 51.20 Apr/17
Italy 56.20 Apr/17
Japan 52.00 May/17
Mexico 50.70 Apr/17
Netherlands 57.80 Apr/17
Russia 50.80 Apr/17
South Korea 49.40 Apr/17
Spain 54.50 Apr/17
Switzerland 57.40 Apr/17
Turkey 51.70 Apr/17
United Kingdom 57.30 Apr/17
United States 52.50 May/17