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11th October 2021
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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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18th February 2022
Turkish GDP growth slows down amid soaring inflation and currency volatility
10th February 2022
While the global economic recovery from the pandemic is bumpy, we identify five bright spots for export opportunities
8th February 2022
Economic growth in the oil-rich Gulf region is outpacing that of its energy-importing neighbours. Petrodollars give an extra boost to the economic rebound in MENA.
3rd February 2022
Many low-income countries face a triple crisis: the Covid-19 pandemic, rising debt levels and climate change. To tackle these challenges at once one of the solutions could be a debt-for-climate swap.
1st February 2022
Robust growth outlook for India's economy in 2022, provided vaccination rollout is accelerated
25th January 2022
The pandemic is not yet over but economies around the world are learning to live with it.
20th January 2022
Consumers have to bear the surge in food production costs
Higher credit risk for the meat and food services segments
Rising insolvencies in the meat and food services segments expected
Further growth in 2022, but mounting troubles for the meat segment
Ongoing output growth in 2022, but downside risks for some segments
Rising insolvencies in the food service segment expected
Recovery of food demand from hospitality remains shaky
Stable prospects for food producers and processors despite certain challenges
The low level of food business failures persists
Rising insolvencies in some food segments expected
Bakeries and meat processors struggling with higher input prices
Positive performance outlook despite some downside risks
Resilient sector performance so far, but downside risks remain
7th December 2021
Brazil's public finances are stuck in a vicious cycle but the comprehensive reforms needed to break out will be difficult.
Payment Practices Barometer
1st December 2021
Most of the businesses polled in Eastern Europe predict growth in 2022. However, this optimistic outlook is tempered by the acknowledgement of downside risks.
Despite a fairly robust GDP growth outlook for next year, confidence of the businesses polled across Bulgaria is muted.
Most of the Czech businesses polled opted to manage customer credit risk internally. However, and despite their efforts, many were not successful at containing year-on-year increases in DSO.
As B2B payments behaviour improves in Hungary, there is still a hint of caution voiced by the businesses we interviewed in the country.
Amid predictions of growth, businesses surveyed in Poland reported having struggled with rising credit management and debt collection costs in recent times.
Businesses polled in Romania favoured the surety of cash sales this year. However, this put them at a disadvantage in a global market place where credit terms are a competitive tool.
Most of the businesses polled in Slovakia reported a decline in late payments. This highly reflects the widespread adoption of credit insurance amongst local businesses polled.
Promising predictions for Turkey in 2022. This can also be seen in the results of this year's survey on local corporate payment practices.
29th November 2021
Supply chain pressures, but higher vehicle sales prices sustain margins
Long payment periods put pressure on smaller suppliers
Sector assessment downgrade as automotive suppliers face major issues
Credit risk situation of automotive suppliers is about to deteriorate
Ongoing issues, but a strong automotive rebound expected in 2022
Cash flow and margins of many automotive suppliers are under pressure
The shift to e-mobility is a major challenge for many suppliers
Stable credit risk situation for the time being, but downside risks remain
Ongoing production delays could impact margins of automotive suppliers
Economic uncertainty hinders external financing for automotive businesses
A sharp increase in automotive insolvencies is expected
Increased credit risk for highly leveraged automotive suppliers
The recovery of automotive businesses margins has slowed down
24th November 2021
Spain expects elevated insolvency levels in 2022. Businesses polled in the country reveal an increased appetite for the use of credit insurance over the coming months.
Despite further deterioration of the insolvency environment in Italy over the coming months, economy has started to grow again and with that business confidence in the future.
Global insolvencies are expected to climb 33% in 2022. All major regions should be affected. Businesses should brace for higher insolvency risks.
As the UK economy rebounds from the double shock of Brexit and the pandemic, businesses seeking growth should take steps to protect their accounts receivable from the impacts of trade credit risks.
Swiss businesses polled for the Payment Practices Barometer reported a challenging 2021, with sharp deteriorations in customer payment behaviour and big increases in write-offs.
Businesses polled in Sweden expect to see an increase in the frequency of credit sales, largely as a way of providing short-term finance for their B2B customers.
The pandemic-induced economic challenges fed into the payment delays and write-offs that have impacted the key markets we polled in the Netherlands this year.
Forecasts anticipate Ireland’s growth in 2022. However, a large proportion of the businesses polled in the country expressed a note of caution. Unknowns over the pandemic are still many.
Greece should see GDP return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2022. However, this brighter outlook appears to be clouded by businesses' sense of caution over long-term after-effects of the crisis.