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China: late payment still the norm

Payment Practices Barometer

  • China
  • Chemicals/Pharma,
  • Construction,

23rd May 2018

Payment delays have remained largely stable and payment duration improved. Bankruptcy and failed collection attempts remain top reasons for write-offs.

Practical Trading information

Advice on trading opportunities including the documents: Export Practice, Credit-to-Cash Briefings and the Atradius Risk Map.

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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    Market Monitor food United Kingdom 2018

    Market Monitor

    • United Kingdom
    • Food

    19th December 2018

    Some 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 France 2018

    Market Monitor

    • France
    • Food

    19th December 2018

    Many food producers and processors struggle to pass on higher input prices, which is hampered by the high concentration and market power of retailers.

    Market Monitor food Denmark 2018

    Market Monitor

    • Denmark
    • Food

    19th December 2018

    As the UK is a major Danish export market, a hard Brexit could trigger a significant decrease in Danish export of food and agricultural products.

    Market Monitor food Ireland 2018

    Market Monitor

    • Ireland
    • Food

    19th December 2018

    Despite efforts of food exporters to diversify shipments away from Britain, a hard Brexit remains a major challenge, also for shipments to mainland Europe.

    Market Monitor food Netherlands 2018

    Market Monitor

    • Netherlands
    • Food

    19th December 2018

    Growth is set to continue, but the strong export orientation makes many food businesses susceptible to trade disputes and price/currency fluctuations.

    Market Monitor food Germany 2018

    Market Monitor

    • Germany
    • Food

    19th December 2018

    Many meat processors and producers suffer from higher procurement prices, while their ability to pass on those increases to retailers is limited.

    Market Monitor food Italy 2018

    Market Monitor

    • Italy
    • Food

    19th December 2018

    Even the biggest food retailers are small compared to other major international players, and e-commerce is increasingly challenging traditional businesses.

    Market Monitor food Mexico 2018

    Market Monitor

    • Mexico
    • Food

    19th December 2018

    The new Mexican government could launch policies in order to increase domestic production and put emphasis on domestic agricultural support programmes.

    Market Monitor food Australia 2018

    Market Monitor

    • Australia
    • Food

    19th December 2018

    Higher input costs have increased the pressure on margins in recent years, with a recent draught in Australia having and additional negative impact.

    Market Monitor food Poland 2018

    Market Monitor

    • Poland
    • Food

    19th December 2018

    The number of protracted payments in the sector is rather high as larger businesses use their leverage against suppliers by demanding long payment terms.

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