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Insolvency forecasts August 2018

Economic research

  • Australia,
  • Austria,
  • General economic

30th August 2018

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The global economy is in an upswing based on broad-based economic growth and still-low interest rates, but we are reaching a turning point.

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

Industry Performance Forecast

Access a snapshot of the credit risk situation and business performance of 14 major industries in more than 30 countries. The forecast is based on the assessment of Atradius underwriters.

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    Argentina struggling to stabilise currency

    Economic research

    • Argentina
    • General economic

    12th September 2019

    Argentina has introduced currency controls to stabilise peso in the run-up to elections.

    Market Monitor Automotive United Kingdom 2019

    Market Monitor

    • United Kingdom
    • Automotive/Transport

    10th September 2019

    The amount of suppliers facing insolvency will increase further in the coming 2-3 years, as many will find it hard to adapt to changing market conditions.

    Market Monitor Automotive Germany 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Germany
    • Automotive/Transport

    10th September 2019

    Many German Tier 2 suppliers face the issue that their products are easily substitutable, while their solvency and equity position is generally weak.

    Market Monitor Automotive USA 2019

    Market Monitor

    • USA
    • Automotive/Transport

    10th September 2019

    Any imposition of import tariffs on cars/car parts would severely impact suppliers in the Tier 2 segment where many businesses already show thin margins.

    Market Monitor Automotive China 2019

    Market Monitor

    • China
    • Automotive/Transport

    10th September 2019

    Small basic component parts producers often suffer from poor equity, while at the same time they face increasing difficulties obtaining bank finance.

    Market Monitor Automotive France 2019

    Market Monitor

    • France
    • Automotive/Transport

    10th September 2019

    While the automotive insolvency level has been low compared to other industries in the past, an increase of up to 3% is expected in the coming 12 months.

    Market Monitor Automotive Italy 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Italy
    • Automotive/Transport

    10th September 2019

    Suppliers active in the combustion engine parts and car metals segments are severely affected by deteriorating demand and a high level of competition.

    Market Monitor Automotive Japan 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Japan
    • Automotive/Transport

    10th September 2019

    US tariffs could severely impact Japanese suppliers of low value added/basic car parts, as OEMs could replace their products with tariff-free items.

    Market Monitor Automotive Mexico 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Mexico
    • Automotive/Transport

    10th September 2019

    Local-owned Tier 2 suppliers remain susceptible to commodity price changes and exchange rate volatility, with limited options to pass on higher prices.

    Market Monitor Automotive Czech Republic 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Czech Republic
    • Automotive/Transport

    10th September 2019

    Higher costs, reduced orders, price pressure and changes in the type of products demanded could put the finances of many smaller suppliers under stress.

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