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China: Increase in trade credit risk on the horizon?

Payment Practices Barometer

  • China
  • Automotive/Transport,
  • Consumer Durables,

20th May 2019

Survey respondents in China expect trade credit risk to increase over the coming months. Find out more about their business challenges going forward.

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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    Private debt could amplify costs of the trade war

    Economic Note

    • China,
    • USA
    • General economic

    30th July 2019

    Private sector debt developments in the US and China probably won’t trigger an economic crisis but could deepen a downturn, possibly triggered by the bilateral trade war.

    Market Monitor chemicals USA 2019

    Market Monitor

    • USA
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    16th July 2019

    Should the Sino-US trade dispute continue or even escalate, US petrochemical businesses would face unfriendly market conditions with falling prices.

    Market Monitor chemicals China 2019

    Market Monitor

    • China
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    16th July 2019

    The repercussions of the trade dispute with the US have been limited so far, but several US-export dependent SMEs could fail should the dispute continue.

    Market Monitor chemicals United Kingdom 2019

    Market Monitor

    • United Kingdom
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    16th July 2019

    Profitability of businesses is generally high in this sector, but Brexit poses a downside risk for businesses profitability and payment behaviour.

    Market Monitor chemicals Germany 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Germany
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    16th July 2019

    Due to the more difficult market environment and decreasing sales, we have recently downgraded the sector performance outlook from “Excellent” to “Good”.

    Market Monitor chemicals Italy 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Italy
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    16th July 2019

    Performance is affected by slowdown in demand from automotive, uncertainty about Italian fiscal policy and the trade dispute between the US and China.

    Market Monitor chemicals France 2019

    Market Monitor

    • France
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    16th July 2019

    The French plastics packaging segment is negatively impacted by oil price volatility, increased environmental awareness and stricter regulations.

    Market Monitor chemicals Brazil 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Brazil
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    16th July 2019

    The Brazilian agrichemicals sector remains very susceptible to sudden changes in climate conditions, market prices and exchange rate fluctuations.

    Market Monitor chemicals Singapore 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Singapore
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    16th July 2019

    In the medium- to long-term low-cost competitors from Asia and the Middle East could seriously challenge Singapore's export-oriented chemicals industry.

    Market Monitor chemicals Spain 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Spain
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    16th July 2019

    The plastics segment is impacted by environmental awareness and stricter regulations, which could negatively affect businesses in the near future.

    EU moving forward with free trade deals

    Economic Note

    • Argentina,
    • Austria,
    • General economic

    9th July 2019

    The EU continues to buck the international protectionist trend, signing two historic trade agreements.

    Mexico: weaker growth, stronger credit risk perception

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Mexico
    • Agriculture,
    • Consumer Durables,

    25th June 2019

    Although Mexico is well-positioned to withstand shocks, as its external finances remain strong, the country’s economic outlook is weakening.

    The US: signs of heightening trade credit risk?

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • USA
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Construction,

    25th June 2019

    Despite solid fundamentals, underpinned by persistently strong household and business confidence, clouds are developing over the U.S. economy.

    Brazil: businesses face challenging economic times

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Brazil
    • Agriculture,
    • Consumer Durables,

    25th June 2019

    The Brazilian economy is going through a significantly challenging phase, which is severely affecting business and consumer sentiment.

    USMCA: trade credit risk worries businesses

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Canada,
    • Mexico,
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Construction,

    25th June 2019

    Trade credit risk worries businesses more than trade wars.

    Canada: is the economic outlook really less gloomy?

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Canada
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Consumer Durables,

    25th June 2019

    The Canadian economy continues to operate near its potential and the composition of growth is more balanced.

    Market Monitor ICT USA 2019

    Market Monitor

    • USA
    • Electronics/ICT

    18th June 2019

    Despite healthy growth in many ICT segments, stiff competition is leading to low pricing and margin compression for distributors and retailers alike.

    Market Monitor ICT China 2019

    Market Monitor

    • China
    • Electronics/ICT

    18th June 2019

    A major increase in insolvencies is not expected for the time being, but cannot be ruled out should the trade dispute with the US further escalate.

    Market Monitor ICT UK 2019

    Market Monitor

    • United Kingdom
    • Electronics/ICT

    18th June 2019

    Despite the looming Brexit uncertainty, the UK technology sector attracted more venture capital investment in 2018 than any other European country.

    Market Monitor ICT Germany 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Germany
    • Electronics/ICT

    18th June 2019

    Despite further sales growth most businesses continue to operate on very tight margins due to fierce competition, while equity strength is below average.

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