Debt Collection Reports
11th October 2021
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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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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4th December 2023
Europe and Middle East – Growing on strong foundations
Industry Match-up Reports
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.
Sector expert insights into the key issues affecting the industry in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe.
9th November 2023
Pressure on household incomes is weakening demand, although EV sales are gaining momentum
Civil engineering drives industry, as economic conditions slows growth in residential construction
Global demand for non-essential food products shrinks amid squeeze on household incomes
Global economic outlook, high energy prices and weak demand subdue metals markets
Growth slows amid subdued demand; opportunities will come from green and digital transitions
27th October 2023
Payment Practices Barometer
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 sales on credit dropped sharply among Singapore companies during the past 12 months. It highlights the severe challenges facing the Asian economy.
Late payments increased during the past year and now affect an average 48% of all B2B invoiced sales among companies in Indonesia.
Late payments are a clear concern for companies polled in Japan. 37% of invoiced B2B sales were overdue.
The more relaxed trade credit policy introduced by Indian businesses had a negative impact on Day-Sales-Outstanding (DSO).
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.
A staggering 89% of companies polled in Vietnam said the main reason for late payments was liquidity shortages among B2B customers.
In Hong Kong there was a 26% increase in companies polled who had to wait longer to collect overdue payments from B2B customers.
An increasing number of companies polled in China (+22%) have reported facing cash flow challenges due to poorer payment practices of their B2B customers.
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.
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.
5th October 2023
Laundering the fashion industry's carbon footprint.
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.
26th September 2023
The increase in insolvencies continues at an accelerated pace in 2023, followed by a more tempered increase in 2024.
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.
The heightened payment risk is prompting businesses polled in the United States to implement a more stringent trade credit policy for B2B transactions.
Companies in North America (USMCA) are ramping up their credit management efforts in response to a surge in delayed payments.
Businesses are actively implementing strategies and measures to alleviate the challenges posed by B2B credit risk.
13th September 2023
Greece's recovery from the pandemic has been more dynamic as the country makes progress with ambitious reforms
5th September 2023
Atradius Pharmaceuticals Sector Experts share their insights and opinions on how AI will impact the industry.
27th July 2023
Is the ICT industry adding to, or reducing global warming?
19th July 2023
The risk of a doom loop between banks in Italy and the government has decreased
18th July 2023
Latin America's resilience is demonstrated by the stronger macroeconomic policy frameworks, improved banking supervision, and higher official reserves.
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.
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
29th June 2023
Balancing sustainability and efficiency in the agri-food industry
22nd June 2023
Atradius sector experts share their insights on the key issues affecting pharma industry growth throughout the world
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.
Upward trend of B2B bad debts prompts concern about potential cash flow issues and liquidity shortfalls among companies in Slovakia.
A business climate of financial distress can be seen in our survey findings of significantly poorer B2B customer payment behaviour in Bulgaria.
Companies polled in Hungary sharpened cash flow focus due to increased B2B customers' credit risk affecting their business.
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.
Soaring cash flow worries for companies surveyed in Poland amid sharp rise in payment delays in B2B trade on credit.
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.
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.
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
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.
Italian businesses tighten their B2B trade credit policy amid a tough domestic landscape featuring a sharp rise in insolvencies.
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.
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.
German companies reported increased reliance on trade credit in B2B transactions to cushion impact of tighter monetary policy on the business.