Payment Practices Barometer
19th October 2016
As a consequence of late payment by B2B customers, 45% of suppliers surveyed in India reported they had to take specific measures to correct cash flow.
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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.
5th October 2022
Ongoing political uncertainty could weigh negatively on investor sentiment
19th September 2022
Companies polled in India told us of the difficulty they found in collecting long unpaid trade debt.
5th September 2022
Still robust demand from construction, but downside risks persist.
Payment delays and defaults have started to increase in the industry
Higher sales prices do not yet compensate for rise in input prices
Only a slight increase in business failures expected
Lockdowns and woes in the real estate sector weigh on the industry
Robust demand situation set to continue
Increasing insolvencies – but from a historically low level
Shortage of gas supplies is a major downside risk
Gas supply is the key issue
Many businesses are financially resilient after a good performance in 2021
Financially resilient businesses, but downside risks loom
Profit margins of many business increased in 2021, but several markets are facing major downside risks
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.
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
11th August 2022
Vietnam: despite some headwinds the economic performance remains strong, and provides business opportunities for exporters
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
7th July 2022
An economic rebound is underway and sectors have recovered, but downside risks persist
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.
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.