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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.

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    Market Monitor Steel Metals Poland 2018

    Market Monitor

    • Poland
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    27th November 2018

    Both payment delays and insolvencies could increase in 2019, especially if price and margin pressures rise and activity in the construction sector slows.

    Market Monitor Steel Metals Spain 2018

    Market Monitor

    • Spain
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    27th November 2018

    Competitiveness of the steel and metals industry remains negatively impacted by power costs, which are about 30%-50% higher than in France or Germany.

    Market Monitor Steel Metals Netherlands 2018

    Market Monitor

    • Netherlands
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    27th November 2018

    Despite ongoing price pressure the general outlook for the Dutch steel/metals sector is positive, and the impact of the US import tariffs is very limited.

    Market Monitor Steel Metals France 2018

    Market Monitor

    • France
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    27th November 2018

    Payment delays or rescheduling schemes are currently on an upward trend, as producers are facing cash pressure due to heavier working capital requirements.

    Market Monitor Steel Metals Italy 2018

    Market Monitor

    • Italy
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    27th November 2018

    Higher margin pressure as demand from the automotive sector is expected to decrease in the coming months, while demand from construction remains sluggish.

    Market Monitor Steel Metals China 2018

    Market Monitor

    • China
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    27th November 2018

    The number and amount of protracted payments and insolvencies remains high, and many private-owned steel and metals producers face serious troubles.

    Market Monitor Steel Metals Canada 2018

    Market Monitor

    • Canada
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    27th November 2018

    Payment delays and insolvencies will probably increase until the new USMCA trade agreement is ratified and the US import tariff issue is resolved.

    Market Monitor Steel Metals Germany 2018

    Market Monitor

    • Germany
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    27th November 2018

    Despite the comprehensive safeguarding measures imposed by the EU, the risk of declining steel prices as a result of additional steel inflow remains.

    Market Monitor Steel Metals UK 2018

    Market Monitor

    • United Kingdom
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    27th November 2018

    EU safeguarding measures against steel imports could become an issue if the EU and the UK fail to reach an agreement on the post Brexit trade relationship.

    Market Monitor Steel Metals USA 2018

    Market Monitor

    • USA
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    27th November 2018

    Mid-level producers, smaller steel and metals service centres have started to feel cash flow and profit margin pressure after the imposition of tariffs.

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