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International Debt Collections Handbook

Debt Collection Reports

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

11th October 2021

Handbook magazine

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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    Sharp increase in insolvencies as govt. support expires

    Economic Note

    • Australia,
    • Austria,
    • General economic

    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.

    Brazil: tight presidential run-off election expected

    Country Report

    • Brazil
    • General economic

    5th October 2022

    Ongoing political uncertainty could weigh negatively on investor sentiment

    Metals and Steel Industry Trends Netherlands - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • Netherlands
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    5th September 2022

    Still robust demand from construction, but downside risks persist.

    Metals and Steel Industry Trends India - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • India
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    5th September 2022

    Higher sales prices do not yet compensate for rise in input prices

    Metals and Steel Industry Trends China - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • China
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    5th September 2022

    Lockdowns and woes in the real estate sector weigh on the industry

    Industry Trends Metals and Steel 2022

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium,
    • China,
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    5th September 2022

    Profit margins of many business increased in 2021, but several markets are facing major downside risks

    Metals and Steel Industry Trends Italy - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • Italy
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    5th September 2022

    Many businesses are financially resilient after a good performance in 2021

    Metals and Steel Industry Trends United Kingdom - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • United Kingdom
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    5th September 2022

    Payment delays and defaults have started to increase in the industry

    Metals and Steel Industry Trends Czech Republic - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • Czech Republic
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    5th September 2022

    Shortage of gas supplies is a major downside risk

    Metals and Steel Industry Trends Germany - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • Germany
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    5th September 2022

    Gas supply is the key issue

    Metals and Steel Industry Trends France - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • France
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    5th September 2022

    Only a slight increase in business failures expected

    Metals and Steel Industry Trends Belgium - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    5th September 2022

    Increasing insolvencies – but from a historically low level

    Metals and Steel Industry Trends United States - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • USA
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    5th September 2022

    Robust demand situation set to continue

    Metals and Steel Industry Trends Poland - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • Poland
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    5th September 2022

    Financially resilient businesses, but downside risks loom

    Obsługa procedury upadłościowej w Polsce i za granicą.

    Trend Reports

    • Poland
    • Financial Services

    2nd September 2022

    Procedury upadłościowe często są przewlekłe i uciążliwe, a w przypadku dłużnika zagranicznego mogą wiązać się z jeszcze większym stopniem złożoności. Przedstawiamy jak możemy usprawnić ten proces.

    Inflation expectations yet to decouple from ECB target

    Economic Note

    • Austria,
    • Belgium,
    • General economic

    23rd August 2022

    Despite rising inflation in the eurozone, we argue it has not yet sprung loose from the ECB target in the medium term

    Vietnam: robust growth provides business opportunities

    Country Report

    • Vietnam
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    11th August 2022

    Vietnam: despite some headwinds the economic performance remains strong, and provides business opportunities for exporters

    Economic Outlook - July 2022

    Economic Note

    • ,
    • ,
    • General economic

    13th July 2022

    Economic disruptions from the war in Ukraine, lingering lockdown restrictions and multi-decade high inflation have generated a new set of adverse shocks for the global economy

    Indonesia: solid GDP rebound, but downside risks loom

    Country Report

    • Indonesia
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Construction,

    7th July 2022

    An economic rebound is underway and sectors have recovered, but downside risks persist

    Mexico: rising bad debt levels

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Mexico
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    6th July 2022

    Over than 10% increase in the Mexico market in the levels of both B2B customer payment defaults and bad debts written off as uncollectible.

    Canada: business alert to B2B customer payment default

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Canada
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Metals,

    6th July 2022

    The need for strong strategic credit risk management is a high priority in the Canadian market.

    USMCA: soaring inflation prompts liquidity protection

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Canada,
    • Mexico,
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    6th July 2022

    The impact of the alarming surge of inflation on businesses, and the consequent need to protect cash flow and profitability, lies at the heart of our latest survey in the USMCA.

    US: DSO worries prompt strategic credit management

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • USA
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    6th July 2022

    Days-Sales-Outstanding worsens (DSO) for one third of companies polled across all US industries. Payment default from B2B customers remains a major headache for companies.

    Asia: concern over upward trend of bad debt write-offs

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • China,
    • Hong Kong SAR,
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    28th June 2022

    The 2022 edition of the Atradius Payment Practices Barometer for Asia reveals a sharp rise in B2B bad debts written off as uncollectable. This represents a threat of liquidity strains for businesses.

    India: bad debt levels remain high

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • India
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Consumer Durables,

    28th June 2022

    Companies polled in India told us of the difficulty they found in collecting long unpaid trade debt.

    United Arab Emirates: credit management strengthening

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • United Arab Emirates
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    28th June 2022

    A wide range of protective measures to mitigate against the impact of customer payment default were used by businesses polled in the United Arab Emirates.

    Singapore: businesses take hit of increasing write-offs

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Singapore
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    28th June 2022

    Debts written off as uncollectable showed an alarming 50% increase in the Singapore market compared to our past survey.

    Indonesia: liquidity issues spark B2B payment default

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Indonesia
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    28th June 2022

    Companies polled said they tackled the issue with more regular reviews of customer credit behavior to spot warning signs of financial distress.

    Vietnam: bad debt write-offs dent business liquidity

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Vietnam
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    28th June 2022

    Companies polled in Vietnam said they needed measures to avoid being liquidity squeezed due to the impacts of customer payment default on the business.

    China: cash flow strained by default on B2B payments

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • China
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    28th June 2022

    Businesses polled in China fear that a knock-on effect of payment defaults from B2B customers will trigger liquidity issues.

    Hong Kong: trade credit risk trends upward

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Hong Kong SAR
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Construction,

    28th June 2022

    An alarming increase in bad debt write-offs worries companies in Hong Kong, prompting them to seek strategic credit risk management solutions.

    Taiwan: sharp rise in bad debts

    Payment Practices Barometer

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

    28th June 2022

    Our survey shows a sharp rise in bad debts written off as uncollectable, revealing a disturbing deterioration in B2B payment practices.

    Industry Trends ICT 2022

    Market Monitor

    • China,
    • France,
    • Electronics/ICT

    16th June 2022

    ICT is expected to be among the fastest growing sectors in manufacturing, driven by accelerating digitalisation and industrial automation

    ICT Industry Trends United States - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • USA
    • Electronics/ICT

    16th June 2022

    Lower, but still solid ICT sales and production growth

    ICT Industry Trends China - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • China
    • Electronics/ICT

    16th June 2022

    Government aims to accelerate the digital transformation

    ICT Industry Trends United Kingdom - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • United Kingdom
    • Electronics/ICT

    16th June 2022

    Main issues are chip shortage and inflationary pressures

    ICT Industry Trends Germany - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • Germany
    • Electronics/ICT

    16th June 2022

    Ongoing domestic sales growth, but there are downside risks

    ICT Industry Trends Japan - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • Japan
    • Electronics/ICT

    16th June 2022

    Solid ICT growth expected during the coming years

    ICT Industry Trends India - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • India
    • Electronics/ICT

    16th June 2022

    Digital transformation is a major growth driver

    ICT Industry Trends Taiwan - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • Taiwan
    • Electronics/ICT

    16th June 2022

    Robust growth continues due to high demand for chips

    ICT Industry Trends France - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • France
    • Electronics/ICT

    16th June 2022

    Smaller ICT retailers face more problems in the coming months

    ICT Industry Trends South Korea - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • South Korea
    • Electronics/ICT

    16th June 2022

    Profit margins of ICT businesses should increase again in 2022

    ICT Industry Trends Italy - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • Italy
    • Electronics/ICT

    16th June 2022

    ICT Sales growth maintained by businesses and public bodies

    ICT Industry Trends Spain - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • Spain
    • Electronics/ICT

    16th June 2022

    Slowdown in demand, and higher input prices

    ICT Industry Trends Netherlands - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • Netherlands
    • Electronics/ICT

    16th June 2022

    Solid performance, but high input prices could become an issue

    Energy Outlook Update - May 2022

    Economic Note

    • ,
    • ,
    • General economic

    25th May 2022

    Energy Outlook based on the IEA's World Energy Outlook

    Pandemic and security shocks shake global value chains

    Economic Note

    • ,
    • ,
    • General economic

    24th May 2022

    The Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war pose challenges to global value chains.

    Australia: companies anxious amid cascade of troubles

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Australia
    • Agriculture,
    • Construction,

    18th May 2022

    High levels of unpaid debt prompt stronger credit controls among Australian businesses as they battle it out for survival in a competitive market.

    Consumer durables retail Industry Trends USA - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • USA
    • Consumer Durables

    17th May 2022

    Ongoing, but lower sales growth in 2022

    Consumer durables retail Industry Trends UK - 2022

    Market Monitor

    • United Kingdom
    • Consumer Durables

    17th May 2022

    Rising insolvencies as fiscal support expired