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26th September 2023
The increase in insolvencies continues at an accelerated pace in 2023, followed by a more tempered increase in 2024.
Payment Practices Barometer
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.
Businesses are actively implementing strategies and measures to alleviate the challenges posed by B2B credit risk.
Companies in North America (USMCA) are ramping up their credit management efforts in response to a surge in delayed payments.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Soaring cash flow worries for companies surveyed in Poland amid sharp rise in payment delays in B2B trade on credit.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
A sharp worsening of B2B customers' payment practices during the past months prompted a range of actions in response by companies polled in Ireland.
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.
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.
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.
Dutch companies’ response to a gradual decline in payment morale of B2B customers during the past months was sharper focus on working capital management.
German companies reported increased reliance on trade credit in B2B transactions to cushion impact of tighter monetary policy on the business.
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.
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.
Swedish companies have strong concerns looking ahead about how they will be affected by new regulations related to European and global climate change goals.
French businesses polled across various sectors acknowledged the value-added benefits of strategic credit management in the current volatile and extremely unpredictable economic environment.
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.
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