Publications

Trade credit insurance to the rescue in Hong Kong

Payment Practices Barometer

  • Hong Kong
  • Construction,
  • Consumer Durables,

20th May 2019

The use of trade credit in B2B transactions enhances financial flexibility and mitigates negative effects of increased global competition for Hong Kong's large enterprises and SMEs.

Practical Trading Information

Credit-to-Cash briefings, Export Practice papers and the quarterly updated Atradius Risk Map present information on areas that can affect trade.

Industry Performance Forecast

An at-a-glance summary graphic of the business performance and credit risk situation of key industries in major markets.

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    Argentina: clock is ticking 100 days after elections

    Economic research

    • Argentina
    • General economic

    11th February 2020

    The herculean task of restructuring Argentina's debt is underway but the risk of a disorderly default remains high.

    Promising markets for 2020

    Economic research

    • Brazil,
    • Colombia,
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    10th February 2020

    Despite increasing clouds on the horizon, there remain several bright spots for export opportunities in emerging markets.

    Country Report USA 2020

    Country report

    • USA
    • General economic

    6th February 2020

    US economic growth started to slow down last year, with GDP expected to expand 2.3% in 2019 and 1.7% in 2020.

    Country Report Mexico 2020

    Country report

    • Mexico
    • General economic

    6th February 2020

    Andrés Manuel López Obrador of the the leftist Morena party governs with a strong political mandate, as a Morena-led coalition has a majority in both houses of Congress.

    Country Report Canada 2020

    Country report

    • Canada
    • General economic

    6th February 2020

    As in 2019, Canada´s GDP growth is expected to remain below its long-term trend in 2020 due to sluggish domestic demand and lower export growth.

    Market Monitor Food Spain 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Spain
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    A hard Brexit and an escalation of EU-US trade disputes are downside risks for export-dependent food companies in the olives/olive oil and meat segments.

    Market Monitor Food Poland 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Poland
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    In the food retail sector smaller and independent businesses are struggling to remain profitable due to fierce competition and high price pressure.

    Market Monitor Food Mexico 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Mexico
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    Food sales growth continues, and the economic impact of the USMCA agreement on consumers and food supply chains is expected to be relatively small.

    Market Monitor Food Ireland 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Ireland
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    Despite efforts of food exporters to diversify shipments away from Britain a hard Brexit remains a major threat, potentially leading to more insolvencies.

    Market Monitor Food Belgium 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    In the Belgian food retail segment a comprehensive price war cannot be ruled out for the future, potentially forcing many businesses out of the market.

    Market Monitor Food Australia 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Australia
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    The ongoing drought has put additional pressure on margins industrywide due to higher input costs, and many businesses are struggling to break-even.

    Market Monitor Food United Kingdom 2019

    Market Monitor

    • United Kingdom
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    Larger players continue to push the supply chain on price and longer payment terms, adding cash flow challenges to mainly smaller food businesses.

    Market Monitor Food Netherlands 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Netherlands
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    While businesses´ profits are still stable and financials mainly solid, environmental issues pose a potential major challenge for agriculture and food.

    Market Monitor Food Italy 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Italy
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    The ongoing concentration process in the domestic market will increasingly put small retailers with a poor capacity to generate cash flow under pressure.

    Market Monitor Food Germany 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Germany
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    Insolvencies are expected to increase by about 1%-2% in 2020, mainly in the troubled meat segment and the beverages and fruit & vegetables subsectors.

    Market Monitor Food France 2019

    Market Monitor

    • France
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    A modest margin rebound, but commodity prices, price wars between retailers, changing consumer habits and difficulties in staff recruitment remain issues.

    Market Monitor Food Denmark 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Denmark
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    While several Brexit postponenements have provided food exporters with sufficient time to adapt, small retailers suffer from market price pressure.

    Market Monitor Metals and Steel United Kingdom 2019

    Market Monitor

    • United Kingdom
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    26th November 2019

    Domestic metals and steel demand is increasingly affected by subdued investment in the construction sector and a marked demand slowdown from automotive.

    Market Monitor Metals and Steel Germany 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Germany
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    26th November 2019

    Many businesses suffer from decreasing demand from key buyer sectors, high commodity prices, overcapacity, strong competition, and low profitability.

    Market Monitor Metals and Steel USA 2019

    Market Monitor

    • USA
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    26th November 2019

    A modest increase in payment delays cannot be ruled out in the coming 12 months, but no substantial insolvency increase is expected for the industry.

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