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International Debt Collections Handbook

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  • Argentina,
  • Australia,
  • Agriculture,
  • Automotive/Transport,

24th September 2018

International Debt Collections Handbook 2018 - Atradius Collections

The International Debt Collections Handbook is a key tool for businesses when it comes to making decisions concerning collections in foreign countries.

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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.

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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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    Ireland: 56.3% of suppliers felt the impact of overdues

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Ireland
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    29th October 2018

    For 56.3% of Irish respondents reported negative consequences of overdues over the past 12 months. For 15.1% of suppliers these led to revenue loss.

    Italy: still the highest DSO in Western Europe

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Italy
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    29th October 2018

    Despite a significant decrease in 2018, at 74 days, the average DSO reported by survey respondents in Italy remains the highest in Western Europe.

    Spain: feeling the impact of overdue B2B invoices

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Spain
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    29th October 2018

    Most respondents in Spain have felt the impact of overdue invoices; 22.4% had to postpone payments to their own suppliers and 20.3% reported revenue loss.

    Sweden: the biggest increase of overdues in the region

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Sweden
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    29th October 2018

    The proportion of past due B2B invoices in Sweden has sharply increased from 26.7% in 2017 to 34.0%. Foreign B2B customers had a much higher default rate.

    Switzerland: feeling the impact of overdue invoices

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Switzerland
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    29th October 2018

    92.5% of Swiss respondents said that they experienced late payment in 2018. This is one of the highest percentages next to that of Austria and Belgium.

    The Netherlands: the biggest DSO increase in the region

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Netherlands
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    29th October 2018

    In 2018, the average DSO recorded in the Netherlands is 46 days, an increase of five days compared to 2017. This is the biggest increase in Western Europe.

    Country Report Slovakia 2018

    Country Report

    • Slovakia
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    9th October 2018

    Economic growth is expected to remain robust in 2018 and 2019, but the economy is highly vulnerable to adverse developments in the automotive sector.

    Country Report Bulgaria 2018

    Country Report

    • Bulgaria
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    9th October 2018

    Bulgaria´s economic growth is forecast to remain robust in 2018 and 2019, as household spending is spurred by wage growth and an improving labour market.

    Country Report Czech Republic 2018

    Country Report

    • Czech Republic
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    9th October 2018

    After growing 4.5% in 2017 Czech GDP growth is expected to increase at a slower pace in 2018 and 2019, as Eurozone and domestic demand are cooling down.

    Country Report Hungary 2018

    Country Report

    • Hungary
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    9th October 2018

    After increasing 4% in 2018 GDP growth is expected to decelerate to below 3% due to lower household consumption and less investment and export growth.

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