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11th October 2021
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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
Payment Practices Barometer
24th May 2023
Sharp downward trend in B2B sales on credit of Danish companies. Key factors are weak domestic demand, strong export headwinds and enhanced perception of the risk of B2B payment default.
Swedish companies have strong concerns looking ahead about how they will be affected by new regulations related to European and global climate change goals.
To fill temporary liquidity gaps and maintain healthy cash flow, 55% of companies polled in Belgium said they requested trade credit from their suppliers as an alternative to bank loans.
French businesses polled across various sectors acknowledged the value-added benefits of strategic credit management in the current volatile and extremely unpredictable economic environment.
Swiss companies express anxiety about the impact of exchange rate swings on the business. They fear that it will create pressure on both export demand and on operating margins.
German companies reported increased reliance on trade credit in B2B transactions to cushion impact of tighter monetary policy on the business.
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.
Dutch companies’ response to a gradual decline in payment morale of B2B customers during the past months was sharper focus on working capital management.
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.
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.
Italian businesses tighten their B2B trade credit policy amid a tough domestic landscape featuring a sharp rise in insolvencies.
As the economy faces headwinds chiefly due to weak domestic demand, uncertain exports trend and high borrowings costs, Spanish businesses withstand trade credit risk to strengthen cashflow.
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.
A sharp worsening of B2B customers' payment practices during the past months prompted a range of actions in response by companies polled in Ireland.
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 Western Europe.
17th May 2023
Is the global transport industry on a highway to climate hell?
10th May 2023
Regardless of the election result, the next Turkish government faces a complicated set of macroeconomic problems
5th May 2023
Is the steel industry on track to meet the world's climate goals?
13th April 2023
Fears of a banking crisis have arisen as several midsized US banks have filed for bankruptcy and Credit Suisse ran into trouble
4th April 2023
The energy transition offers benefits for fuel importers in declining their import bill. Nevertheless, not all their problems are likely to be resolved.
30th March 2023
Sharp insolvency increases in some major economies in 2023, followed in 2024 by a year of relative stabilisation.
7th March 2023
The economic recovery in Asia is losing steam, but not for long
7th February 2023
Construction activity in advanced markets remains subdued in 2023
Government support sustains non-residential building activities
Labour shortage and higher wage costs are serious issues
A marked decline in residential construction activity
Increase in insolvencies, but from a historically low level
A substantial increase in business failures is expected
Woes in the residential construction segment
Structural weaknesses continue to impact credit risk
Freeze of EU funds severely affects civil engineering
Energetic renovation keeps up activity
Labour and material shortages remain major issues
19th January 2023
At the start of 2023, against the backdrop of rather gloomy economic forecasts, we looked for ‘bright spots’ in the global economy.
19th December 2022
High food prices add to Sub-Saharan Africa's economic woes
15th December 2022
The Atradius Payment Practices Barometer is an annual survey of business-to-business (B2B) payment practices in markets across the world. These are the survey findings for Eastern Europe.
13th December 2022
The global economy is facing an unprecedented mix of challenges which are bringing it to the brink of recession in 2023.
24th November 2022
Chemicals - global performance at a glance
A sharper focus on de-carbonisation strategies
Lockdowns and lower economic growth weigh on the industry
Still resilient, but profitability is under threat
Increasing pressure from overseas competitors
Most businesses are able to cope with the difficult market conditions
More resilient to market shocks than other industries
Pressure on profitability to remain limited
Concerns about liquidity strain have increased
9th November 2022
The Atradius Payment Practices Barometer is an annual survey of business-to-business (B2B) payment practices in markets across the world.
28th October 2022
Businesses experience difficulties to source inputs as a result of shocks to global value chains
6th October 2022
As government support measures related to the pandemic have ended almost everywhere, we expect insolvencies to rise sharply in some major markets.