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Eastern Europe: 45% of businesses report being impacted

Payment Practices Barometer

  • Bulgaria,
  • Czech Republic,
  • Construction,
  • Consumer Durables,

18th September 2018

Despite a minor decrease in overdue B2B invoices, 45.0% of businesses in Eastern Europe reported having to manage the negative impact of payment delays.

Bulgaria: delays caused by insufficient availability

Payment Practices Barometer

  • Bulgaria
  • Agriculture,
  • Construction,

18th September 2018

Of the Eastern European countries surveyed, Bulgaria had the highest DSO and 19.8% of respondents expect another slight increase over the coming 12 months.

Czech Republic: frequent late payments in 2018

Payment Practices Barometer

  • Czech Republic
  • Agriculture,
  • Automotive/Transport,

18th September 2018

The percentage of Czech respondents reporting late payment remained largely stable. However, at 89.8% this is one of the highest percentages in the region.

Hungary: the most inclined to offer credit terms

Payment Practices Barometer

  • Hungary
  • Construction,
  • Consumer Durables,

18th September 2018

In 2018, respondents in Hungary reported a significant increase in DSO and that the proportion of uncollectable B2B receivables also went up slightly.

Poland: big change in DSO

Payment Practices Barometer

  • Poland
  • Automotive/Transport,
  • Chemicals/Pharma,

18th September 2018

The proportion of past due B2B invoices is the second highest in the region and almost 60% of Polish respondents said that this affected their businesses.

Romania: least inclined to offer credit terms

Payment Practices Barometer

  • Romania
  • Construction,
  • Consumer Durables,

18th September 2018

Due to overdue B2B invoices, 20.3% of respondents in Romania had to postpone payments to their own suppliers while 14.8% had to correct cash flow.

Slovakia: lower overdues but increasing DSO

Payment Practices Barometer

  • Slovakia
  • Automotive/Transport,
  • Chemicals/Pharma,

18th September 2018

Despite improvements in 2018, respondents in Slovakia reported an increase in DSO and 27.5% of businesses seem to have been impacted by late payments.

Turkey: the country most affected by late payment

Payment Practices Barometer

  • Turkey
  • Agriculture,
  • Chemicals/Pharma,

18th September 2018

2018 brought many changes in Turkey – more frequent payment delays, increases in the proportion of overdue B2B invoices and DSO, a longer payment duration.

Market Monitor Automotive China 2018

Market Monitor

  • China
  • Automotive/Transport

4th September 2018

It seems that the market is rather resilient in the light of the ongoing Sino-US trade dispute, but overcapacity in the electric car segment is increasing.

Market Monitor Automotive USA 2018

Market Monitor

  • USA
  • Automotive/Transport

4th September 2018

Any imposition of tariffs on car parts and vehicle imports would severely impact the US automotive industry, most probably leading to more insolvencies.

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