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Forecast 2018

For 2018, EMS is expecting positive worldwide economic development, although certain signs of saturation can be noticed. Political conflicts between major powers and new trade restrictions are unsettling global customers. The tense situation in the raw material markets may continue further.

EMS is confident with regard to development of its own business. The successful strategy of global growth with specialty products in the area of High Performance Polymers will be continued. Global market positions will be further strengthened with innovative products and solutions. EMS is preparing for an upcoming slowing of the economy with efficiency programmes.

For 2018, EMS continues to expect net sales and net operating income (EBIT) slightly above the previous year.