Payment Practices Barometer

International survey of B2B payment behaviour

Slovakia

Slovakia

35.1% of the total value of respondents’ B2B sales made on credit are overdue. This is highest of all the countries surveyed in the region (Eastern Europe average: 31.9%; Western Europe average: 37.6%).

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Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Over one third of Czech respondents reported that their domestic B2B customers delayed payments to use outstanding debts as a form of financing.

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Poland

Poland

Due to significant external debt and relatively high portfolio inflows, Poland remains vulnerable to potential shocks stemming from the Eurozone.

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Hungary

Hungary

Survey respondents in Hungary are aware of the trade-credit risk environment in which they operate and adopt a proactive approach to protect their businesses.

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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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Insolvencies in the US

chemicals sector

expected to decrease 5% in 2014.


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Domestic late payments

reported by nearly 3 out of 5

respondents in Eastern Europe


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Payments in the Germany

chemical sector take

45 days on average.
 

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Insolvency levels remain

high across Europe

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Credit risk
in Eastern

Europe likely to deteriorate

in 2014.


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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 June 2014 edition of the Payment Practices Barometer (survey results for Eastern Europe)

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