Payment Practices Barometer

International survey of B2B payment behaviour

Brazil

Brazil

According to nearly 40% of respondents in Brazil, invoice late payment from foreign customers is most often due to inefficiencies of the banking system.

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US

US

Businesses in the US lose 57.1% of the total value of their B2B receivables that are not paid within 90 days of the due date.

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Mexico

Mexico

Of the four countries surveyed in the Americas, respondents in Mexico experienced payment delays from buyers due to liquidity problems most.

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Canada

Canada

Nearly 25% of the respondents in Canada reported that bank lending restrictions will be the greatest challenge to business profitability this year.

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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

Survey respondents in the

Americas maintain a

strong focus on credit

management

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Over 50% of
very late

payments went uncollected

by business in the Americas


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Japanese business

insolvencies to level off

in 2014 after decreasing 10.5%

in 2013

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Payments in the Germany

chemical sector take

45 days on average.
 

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Statistical appendix

Download the Statistical appendix to the September 2014 edition of the Payment Practices Barometer (survey results for the Americas)

Also available: Statistical appendix for Western Europe and Statistical appendix for Eastern Europe

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