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Market Monitor Consumer Durables USA April 2018

Market Monitor

  • USA
  • Consumer Durables

4th April 2018

Many long-standing retail chains are highly indebted, often from leveraged buyouts led by private equity firms, while investors reconsider further lending.

Debt Collections Reports

Access global commercial debt collection data with Atradius Collections publications, including the International Debt Collections Handbook and Global Collections Review.

Industry Performance Forecast

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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    Market Monitor Metals and Steel Belgium 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    26th November 2019

    Demand for metals and steel is currently impacted by the slowdown in demand from automotive and reduced investment from other manufacturing industries.

    Market Monitor Metals and Steel India 2019

    Market Monitor

    • India
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    26th November 2019

    Due to a high level of non-performing assets in the sector banks are now unwilling to provide credit to the industry, causing additional liquidity issues.

    Market Monitor Metals and Steel Spain 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Spain
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    26th November 2019

    Lower demand coupled with decreasing sales prices and higher prices for iron ore have led to deteriorating margins of steel producers and distributors.

    Market Monitor Metals and Steel Poland 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Poland
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    26th November 2019

    Competitive price pressure has led to deteriorationg profit margins for steel producers as well as steel and metals distributors over the past 12 months.

    Global Economic Outlook - November 2019

    Economic research

    • Algeria,
    • Angola,
    • General economic

    19th November 2019

    The global economy is losing steam in 2019 and 2020. As the trade war accelerates this, consumer resilience will help avoid recession.

    Peronists back in power, herculean task ahead

    Economic research

    • Argentina
    • General economic

    5th November 2019

    Regaining investors’ trust will be key to Fernández’s success in reinvigorating the Argentinian economy, but it is not the only thing.

    Cyprus country update October 2019

    Economic research

    • General economic

    22nd October 2019

    Cyprus's economy is on solid ground but crisis legacies persist.

    Ireland: default risk soars on vague economic outlook

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Ireland
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    22nd October 2019

    Ireland’s highly open economy is cooling off and demand in export markets is set to remain weak while the domestic economy faces increasing capacity constraints and lower government spending.

    UK: insolvencies increase as risk climate deteriorates

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • United Kingdom
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    22nd October 2019

    The UK is facing the highest increase in insolvencies in 2019 and 2020 in Western Europe.

    Italy: insolvencies again on the rise after some years

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Italy
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    22nd October 2019

    In Italy, business insolvencies are expected to increase in 2019, by about 4%. This is due to economic stagnation, increased political uncertainty and tighter credit conditions.

    Germany: increase in late payments worries businesses

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Germany
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Consumer Durables,

    22nd October 2019

    Economic growth in Germany is expected to cool to 0.6% in 2019 down from 1.6% one year ago.

    Netherlands: how businesses react to payment defaults?

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Netherlands
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    22nd October 2019

    GDP growth in the Netherlands is expected to slow to 1.7% in 2019. After several years of sharp decreases in insolvencies, this year is likely to mark a turning point.

    Western Europe: businesses' financial stability at risk

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Austria,
    • Belgium,
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Construction,

    22nd October 2019

    As economic growth decelerates, and the manufacturing sector struggles amid lower global trade, Western Europe expects to close the year with a 2.7% increase in insolvencies.

    Country Report Russia 2019

    Country report

    • Russia
    • General economic

    15th October 2019

    Insolvencies are rising, and structural weaknesses and the negative impact of sanctions on productivity and investment weigh on the economic expansion.

    Country Report Turkey 2019

    Country report

    • Turkey
    • General economic

    15th October 2019

    Due to the recent economic downturn the credit risk situation of some major industries has deteriorated, and insolvencies are expected to increase.

    Country Report Poland 2019

    Country report

    • Poland
    • General economic

    15th October 2019

    Worries over the impact of adverse external factors like US import tariffs and the Brexit decision on Polish export and investment growth remain.

    Country Report Greece 2019

    Country report

    • Greece
    • General economic

    15th October 2019

    In 2020 household consumption is expected to accelerate, sustained by further decreasing unemployment, low inflation, and a minimum wage increase.

    Country Report Czech Republic 2019

    Country report

    • Czech Republic
    • General economic

    15th October 2019

    The economy is highly integrated into international value chains, making it vulnerable to major foreign trade losses, especially in the automotive sector.

    Country Report Hungary 2019

    Country report

    • Hungary
    • General economic

    15th October 2019

    The forint remains vulnerable to international investors’ sentiment due to the elevated external and public debt levels and institutional issues.

    Country Report Slovakia 2019

    Country report

    • Slovakia
    • General economic

    15th October 2019

    As the economy is reliant on automotive-related exports to the Eurozone, especially to Germany, it is vulnerable to adverse developments in the industry.

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