Payment Practices Barometer
International survey of B2B payment behaviour
The Atradius Payment Practices Barometer is an international survey of B2B payment behaviour and credit management practices. Four times a year, the survey gives your company access to the payment behaviour of businesses around the world. The survey also focuses on how trade credit is managed across a range of countries worldwide. From Atradius and your peers, you will receive information that can help reduce the impact of late payments and bad debts on the profitability of your business.
Payment Practices Barometer - November 2012 - Asia Pacific
In Asia-Pacific, over 30% of B2B receivables are unpaid at due date, and more than 5% are defaulted on. Focus on credit management is growing in the region. Countries surveyed in the region: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan.
Payment Practices Barometer - October 2012 - North America
Uncollectable receivables in North America are on the rise. Compared to an average of 4.0% in 2011, an average of 5.3% of the value of receivables of B2B companies is written off as uncollectable. Countries surveyed in North America Canada, Mexico and the USA.
Payment Practices Barometer - June 2012 - Eastern Europe
Businesses in Eastern Europe express concern over a likely deterioration of the trade credit risk outlook over the next six months, and anticipate intensifying their efforts to protect against payment delays and payment defaults by B2B customers. Countries surveyed in Eastern Europe:
Payment Practices Barometer - May 2012 - Western Europe
The return to a recessionary environment and the deep economic difficulties in a number of Western European countries reviewed in this survey are playing an important role in exacerbating the issue of late payments by B2B customers.
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Credit management knowledge
US business insolvencies
to decrease 5% in 2013 after
16% in 2012.
Insolvencies in the UK
non-food retail sector
increased 3% in 2012.
UK business insolvencies
to decrease 3-5% in 2013 after
4% in 2012.
Share of German exports to
non-EU countries increased to 43% in 2012.
Read the Germany country report
Download the Statistical appendix to the May 2013 edition of the Payment Practices Barometer (survey results for Western Europe).
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