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Debt Collections Handbook Australia 2021

Debt Collection Handbook

  • Australia
  • Agriculture,
  • Automotive/Transport,

11th October 2021

Handbook magazine

Having drawn from the expertise of Atradius Collections' local offices, the International Debt Collections Handbook explains the different regulations and procedures for debt collections in Australia.

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Stay on top of your business’ cash flow by gearing up with insightful content. Find reports, guides and business insights from our experts on how to successfully manage B2B collection.

Industry Performance Forecast

Access a snapshot of the credit risk situation and business performance of 14 major industries in your country. The forecast is based on the assessment of Atradius underwriters.

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    Economic Update November 2023

    Industry Match-up Reports

    • Algeria,
    • Angola,
    • General economic

    30th November 2023

    Global economic growth continues to lose steam as a result of past monetary tightening while geopolitical risks increasingly weigh on the outlook.

    Global Chemicals Industry Outlook 2023

    Market Monitor

    • Austria,
    • Belgium,
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    30th November 2023

    Sector expert insights into the key issues affecting the industry in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe.

    Automotive Industry Trends 2023

    Market Monitor

    • Brazil,
    • Canada,
    • Automotive/Transport

    9th November 2023

    Pressure on household incomes is weakening demand, although EV sales are gaining momentum

    Construction Industry Trends 2023

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium,
    • Brazil,
    • Construction

    9th November 2023

    Civil engineering drives industry, as economic conditions slows growth in residential construction

    Food Industry Trends 2023

    Market Monitor

    • Australia,
    • Austria,
    • Food

    9th November 2023

    Global demand for non-essential food products shrinks amid squeeze on household incomes

    Metals and Steel Industry Trends 2023

    Market Monitor

    • Australia,
    • Austria,
    • Steel,
    • Metals

    9th November 2023

    Global economic outlook, high energy prices and weak demand subdue metals markets

    Machines and Engineering Industry Trends 2023

    Market Monitor

    • Austria,
    • Belgium,
    • Machines/Engineering

    9th November 2023

    Growth slows amid subdued demand; opportunities will come from green and digital transitions

    Global Electronics/ICT Industry Outlook 2023

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium,
    • China,
    • Electronics/ICT

    27th October 2023

    Sector expert insights into the key issues affecting the industry in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe.

    B2B payment practices trend, United Arab Emirates 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • United Arab Emirates
    • Agriculture,
    • Food,

    25th October 2023

    Financial challenges facing companies polled in the United Arab Emirates are highlighted by bad debts affecting 11% of all B2B invoiced sales.

    B2B payment practices trend, Singapore 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Singapore
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Steel,

    25th October 2023

    B2B sales on credit dropped sharply among Singapore companies during the past 12 months. It highlights the severe challenges facing the Asian economy.

    B2B payment practices trend, Indonesia 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Indonesia
    • Food,
    • Agriculture,

    25th October 2023

    Late payments increased during the past year and now affect an average 48% of all B2B invoiced sales among companies in Indonesia.

    B2B payment practices trend, Japan 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Japan
    • Agriculture,
    • Food,

    25th October 2023

    Late payments are a clear concern for companies polled in Japan. 37% of invoiced B2B sales were overdue.

    B2B payment practices trend, India 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • India
    • Consumer Durables,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th October 2023

    The more relaxed trade credit policy introduced by Indian businesses had a negative impact on Day-Sales-Outstanding (DSO).

    B2B payment practices trend, Taiwan 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Taiwan
    • Electronics/ICT,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th October 2023

    Amid a severe challenge to maintain cashflow there was an 85% increase in the number of Taiwan companies who took significantly longer to collect overdue payments.

    B2B payment practices trend, Vietnam 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Vietnam
    • Agriculture,
    • Food,

    25th October 2023

    A staggering 89% of companies polled in Vietnam said the main reason for late payments was liquidity shortages among B2B customers.

    B2B payment practices trend, Hong Kong 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Hong Kong
    • Consumer Durables,
    • Electronics/ICT,

    25th October 2023

    In Hong Kong there was a 26% increase in companies polled who had to wait longer to collect overdue payments from B2B customers.

    B2B payment practices trend, China 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • China
    • Agriculture,
    • Food,

    25th October 2023

    An increasing number of companies polled in China (+22%) have reported facing cash flow challenges due to poorer payment practices of their B2B customers.

    B2B payment practices trend, Asia 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • China,
    • Hong Kong,
    • Agriculture,
    • Consumer Durables,

    25th October 2023

    70% of Asian companies polled anticipate a demand surge in the coming months, while showing a strong commitment to address payment challenges arising from business-to-business (B2B) trade.

    Regional Economic Outlook MENA - October 2023

    Economic research

    • Algeria,
    • Egypt,
    • General economic

    13th October 2023

    MENA’s enormous trade potential is bolstered by a proactive trade shift towards fast-growing regions like Asia. This move is accompanied by a geopolitical reorientation in the same direction.

    Clean Energy Transition: Textiles

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium,
    • Canada,
    • Textiles

    5th October 2023

    Laundering the fashion industry's carbon footprint.

    How to unlock Latin America's potential for nearshoring

    Economic research

    • Argentina,
    • Brazil,
    • General economic

    3rd October 2023

    Structural trade weaknesses could prevent Latin American & Caribbean from seizing the opportunities of nearshoring, but focusing on the energy transition could be key to unlocking full potential.

    Insolvencies adjust back to pre-pandemic levels

    Economic research

    • Australia,
    • Austria,
    • General economic

    26th September 2023

    The increase in insolvencies continues at an accelerated pace in 2023, followed by a more tempered increase in 2024.

    B2B payment practices trend, Canada 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Canada
    • Agriculture

    18th September 2023

    B2B sales that businesses in Canada made on credit saw a significant drop in the face of heightened credit risk in B2B trade.

    B2B payment practices trend, United States 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • USA
    • Agriculture,
    • Food,

    18th September 2023

    The heightened payment risk is prompting businesses polled in the United States to implement a more stringent trade credit policy for B2B transactions.

    B2B payment practices trend, USMCA 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Canada,
    • Mexico,
    • Agriculture,
    • Food,

    18th September 2023

    Companies in North America (USMCA) are ramping up their credit management efforts in response to a surge in delayed payments.

    B2B payment practices trend, Mexico 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Mexico
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Steel,

    18th September 2023

    Businesses are actively implementing strategies and measures to alleviate the challenges posed by B2B credit risk.

    Reforming Greece - September 2023

    Economic research

    • Greece
    • General economic

    13th September 2023

    Greece's recovery from the pandemic has been more dynamic as the country makes progress with ambitious reforms

    Can AI offer disruptive opportunities for pharma?

    Market Monitor

    • Austria,
    • Belgium,
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    5th September 2023

    Atradius Pharmaceuticals Sector Experts share their insights and opinions on how AI will impact the industry.

    Clean Energy Transition: ICT

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium,
    • Canada,
    • Electronics/ICT

    27th July 2023

    Is the ICT industry adding to, or reducing global warming?

    Italian doom loop risk improved

    Economic research

    • Italy
    • General economic

    19th July 2023

    The risk of a doom loop between banks in Italy and the government has decreased

    Regional Economic Outlook Latin America - July 2023

    Economic research

    • Argentina,
    • Brazil,
    • General economic

    18th July 2023

    Latin America's resilience is demonstrated by the stronger macroeconomic policy frameworks, improved banking supervision, and higher official reserves.

    B2B payment practices trends, Australia 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Australia
    • Agriculture,
    • Food,

    11th July 2023

    Our survey found an average 12% increase in overdue invoices during the past year, and 47% of the total value of B2B sales on credit currently remains unpaid at the due date.

    Economic Outlook - July 2023

    Economic research

    • ,
    • ,
    • General economic

    4th July 2023

    The global economy is moving away from a stagflation scenario into a scenario with low, but positive growth in 2023 and 2024

    Clean Energy Transition: Agri-food

    Market Monitor

    • ,
    • ,
    • Agriculture,
    • Food

    29th June 2023

    Balancing sustainability and efficiency in the agri-food industry

    Global Pharmaceuticals Industry Outlook 2023

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium,
    • China,
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    22nd June 2023

    Atradius sector experts share their insights on the key issues affecting pharma industry growth throughout the world

    B2B payment practices trends Romania 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Romania
    • Construction,
    • Metals,

    21st June 2023

    To minimise the risk of incurring severe liquidity issues amid late or non-payment by B2B customers, companies polled in Romania took a wide range of measures.

    B2B payment practices trends Slovakia 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Slovakia
    • Agriculture,
    • Food,

    21st June 2023

    Upward trend of B2B bad debts prompts concern about potential cash flow issues and liquidity shortfalls among companies in Slovakia.

    B2B payment practices trends Bulgaria 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Bulgaria
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Steel,

    21st June 2023

    A business climate of financial distress can be seen in our survey findings of significantly poorer B2B customer payment behaviour in Bulgaria.

    B2B payment practices trends Hungary 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Hungary
    • Construction,
    • Machines/Engineering,

    21st June 2023

    Companies polled in Hungary sharpened cash flow focus due to increased B2B customers' credit risk affecting their business.

    B2B payment practices trends Turkey 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Turkey
    • Electronics/ICT,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    21st June 2023

    A more dynamic approach to selling on credit was found among companies polled in Turkey. Payment terms offered in B2B trade were the longest across our survey of Eastern Europe.

    B2B payment practices trends Poland 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Poland
    • Agriculture,
    • Food,

    21st June 2023

    Soaring cash flow worries for companies surveyed in Poland amid sharp rise in payment delays in B2B trade on credit.

    B2B payment practices trend, Czech Republic 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Czech Republic
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Steel,

    21st June 2023

    Cash flow issues remain a major concern for companies polled in the Czech Republic, which said they spent more time and resources on chasing unpaid B2B invoices.

    B2B payment practices trends, Eastern Europe 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Turkey,
    • Poland,
    • Agriculture,
    • Consumer Durables,

    21st June 2023

    The Atradius Payment Practices Barometer is an annual survey of business-to-business (B2B) payment practices in markets across the world. These are the 2023 survey findings for Eastern Europe.

    Net zero in the power sector

    Economic research

    • China,
    • USA,
    • General economic

    8th June 2023

    The electricity sector is one of the heaviest CO2 emitting sectors. Achieving net zero emissions in 2050 is going to be a daunting task, as it requires a total makeover

    B2B payment practices trend, Austria 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Austria
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Metals,

    24th May 2023

    Austrian companies respond to poorer payment behavior of B2B customers with a clear downward trend in trading on credit and a marked shortening of payment terms.

    B2B payment practices trend, Italy 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Italy
    • Agriculture,
    • Food,

    24th May 2023

    Italian businesses tighten their B2B trade credit policy amid a tough domestic landscape featuring a sharp rise in insolvencies.

    B2B payment practices trend, Greece 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Greece
    • Agriculture,
    • Food,

    24th May 2023

    Greek businesses shorten payment terms offered to B2B customers. This reflects concern about the cost of obtaining new credit required to fill potential liquidity gaps caused by late payments.

    B2B payment practices trend, Finland 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Finland
    • Construction,
    • Metals,

    24th May 2023

    Nearly 40% of businesses in Finland who applied for trade credit from their suppliers said their requests were rejected. This signals a safety-first approach to trading on credit amid bank squeeze.

    B2B payment practices trend, Germany 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Germany
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    24th May 2023

    German companies reported increased reliance on trade credit in B2B transactions to cushion impact of tighter monetary policy on the business.

    B2B payment practices trend, United Kingdom 2023

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • United Kingdom
    • Consumer Durables,
    • Agriculture,

    24th May 2023

    A strong deterioration in the trade credit risk landscape for UK companies was shown by a series of trends in our survey. One major issue was a marked increase in late payments and bad debts.