Payment Practices Barometer

International survey of B2B payment behaviour

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

DSO in Hong Kong was at almost double the recorded average payment term, an indicator of the proportion of invoices paid late.

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India

India

Indian respondents are more concerned than their peers in Asia-Pacific about collection of outstanding invoices.

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Australia

Australia

The greatest challenge to business profitability in Australia is maintaining adequate cash flow, particularly in the light of tighter bank lending restrictions.

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China

China

Chinese respondents express concern about their ability to successfully collect debts and the impact on the profitability of their businesses.

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Singapore

Singapore

Singapore records the highest average percentage of the total value of domestic B2B invoices unpaid by the due date.

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Taiwan

Taiwan

Far more Taiwanese respondents than last year offered trade credit to domestic customers as a source of short term finance.

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Indonesia

Indonesia

Respondents in Indonesia consider falling demand of products and services to be the biggest challenge to business profitability this year.

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Payment Practices Barometer - November 2013 - Asia Pacific

Despite being somewhat insulated from the economic difficulties of Western Europe, Asia-Pacific businesses aren’t completely immune.

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Payment Practices Barometer - September 2013 - the Americas

Maintaining sufficient cash flow remains a priority. Insolvency trends, slow sales growth, financing and payment defaults all contribute to the challenge.

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Payment Practices Barometer - June 2013 - Eastern Europe

Slow moving Eurozone economies are causing increased payment delays and payment defaults for businesses in Eastern Europe.

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Payment Practices Barometer - May 2013 - Western Europe

Payment default rates are rising, negatively impacting the profitability of businesses in Western Europe.

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Credit management knowledge

 

Asia-Pacific: businesses’ 

financial stability challenged

by cash flow in 2013


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Insolvencies in the UK

consumer durables sector

decreased 5% in 2013.
 

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Insolvencies in the Italian

consumer durables sector

to level off in 2014


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German business

insolvencies to level off

in 2014 after decreasing 8% in 2013


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Payment behaviour


in Asia-Pacific has

weakened

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Asia-Pacific:

30% of total volume of  B2B

invoices paid late

 

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Statistical appendix

Download the Statistical appendix to the November 2013 edition of the Payment Practices Barometer (survey results for Asia-Pacific).

Also available: Statistical appendix May 2013 Western Europe; June 2013 Eastern Europe; September 2013 the Americas

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