Payment Practices Barometer

International survey of B2B payment behaviour

India

India

Indian respondents cited the highest rate of receivables extending more than 90 days past due (6.1%), with 2.9% of receivables ultimately going uncollected

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China

China

64.1% of the value of respondents’ B2B receivables that remain unpaid within 90 days of the due date was written off as uncollectable

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Singapore

Singapore

Respondents in Singapore record the highest percentage of the total value of B2B receivables (41.5%) that remain unpaid at the due date

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Indonesia

Indonesia

Respondents from Indonesia scored higher than average  (76.5% vs. 71% regional average for Asia Pacific) for having policies in place to mitigate the risks of non-payment by their customers

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Australia

Australia

Over one third of Australians responded that maintaining adequate cash flow is their key challenge to business profitability this year.

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Japan

Japan

43.8% of Japanese respondents to the survey stated that the biggest challenge to their business profitability this year was falling demand for their products and services.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Respondents from Hong Kong were most fearful of the threat posed to the sustainability of their businesses by DSO

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Taiwan

Taiwan

43.5% of respondents in Taiwan answered that maintaining adequate cash flow was the most critical factor – the highest of all the nations surveyed in Asia Pacific, where the average was 35.6%.

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Payment Practices Barometer - November 2014 - Asia Pacific

Growing concern about a deterioration of the credit quality in several countries in Asia Pacific

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Payment Practices Barometer - September 2014 - Americas

Businesses’ cash flow and profit threatened by very late payments written off as uncollectable

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Payment Practices Barometer - June 2014 - Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe is forecast to see a slight deterioration in economic growth prospects, compared to last year, resulting in a likely increase in corporate defaults. Most of the survey respondents in the region are concerned about cash flow.

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Payment Practices Barometer - May 2014 - Western Europe

Despite forecasts of a more favourable global economic environment than one year ago, concern of Western European businesses about cash flow levels is on the rise

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Credit management knowledge

Asia Pacific: businesses'

concern about  cash flow up

from last year


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Half of total value of

very old B2B receivables

lost by businessess in Asia Pacific


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Payments in the Germany

chemical sector take

45 days on average.
 

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Japanese business

insolvencies to level off

in 2014 after decreasing 10.5%

in 2013

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Statistical appendix

Download the Statistical appendix to the November 2014 edition of the Payment Practices Barometer (survey results for Asia Pacific)

Also available: Statistical appendix for Western Europe, Statistical appendix for Eastern Europe and Statistical appendix for the Americas

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