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Market Monitor Metals and Steel Canada 2019

Market Monitor

  • Canada
  • Metals,
  • Steel

26th November 2019

The sector benefits from the lift of US import tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminium, with profit margins of steel businesses expected to improve again.

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    USMCA: late payments rise as pandemic recession bites

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Canada,
    • Mexico,
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    8th July 2020

    The annual survey of B2B payments behaviour in the USMCA reveals a huge rise in the total value of long overdue invoices

    US: business environment strained by cash flow issues

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • USA
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    8th July 2020

    Pandemic-induced cash flow pressure on US businesses is reflected by widespread deterioration of B2B customer credit risk

    Canada: late payments growth knocks business confidence

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Canada
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    8th July 2020

    Additional time is needed to fully assess the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian economy

    Mexico: doubling of write-offs, deep economic stress?

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Mexico
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    8th July 2020

    It is difficult to pin down predictions over the ultimate impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Mexican economic system

    Country Report Argentina 2020

    Country report

    • Argentina
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    2nd July 2020

    The economic contraction will deepen and last longer, while a debt restructuring settlement has not yet been reached

    Country Report Singapore 2020

    Country report

    • Singapore
    • Consumer Durables,
    • Electronics/ICT,

    30th June 2020

    The economic contraction will lead to a sharp increase in business insolvencies.

    Global Economic Outlook - June 2020

    Economic research

    • Algeria,
    • Angola,
    • General economic

    25th June 2020

    The rapid spread of Covid-19 across the globe is taking a heavy economic toll on both advanced and emerging economies. Lockdowns reduce consumption opportunities and create supply-side shocks.

    Country Report China 2020

    Country report

    • China
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Consumer Durables,

    24th June 2020

    A sharp economic growth slowdown in 2020, with more downside risks on the horizon.

    Country Report South Korea 2020

    Country report

    • South Korea
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    24th June 2020

    A recession in 2020 despite massive stimulus measures.

    Country Report India 2020

    Country report

    • India
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    24th June 2020

    The repercussions of coronavirus have hit an already weakening economy.

    Country Report Indonesia 2020

    Country report

    • Indonesia
    • Consumer Durables,
    • Metals,

    24th June 2020

    Private consumption and exports are expected to deteriorate sharply in 2020.

    India: bleak outlook for credit risk in B2B trade

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • India
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Electronics/ICT,

    10th June 2020

    Business performance and credit risk has deteriorated in all main industries in India, thus worsening the insolvency outlook this year.

    UAE: clouds over the economic outlook

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • United Arab Emirates
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    10th June 2020

    Like all economies around the world, the UAE is dealing with an unprecedented disruption of business activity and tourism

    Indonesia: economic outlook appears highly uncertain

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Indonesia
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Electronics/ICT,

    10th June 2020

    The global economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus pandemic has severely affected Indonesia’s economic performance.

    Taiwan: shifting trend in B2B trade credit use

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Taiwan
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Electronics/ICT,

    10th June 2020

    The impact of pandemic on its main export destinations is putting pressure on the external trade flows of Taiwan’s export reliant economy.

    China: greater role for B2B trade credit

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • China
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Consumer Durables,

    10th June 2020

    In the current challenging economic times, it is essential for Chinese businesses focus on strengthening their customer credit risk management and debt collection processes.

    Hong Kong: stronger focus to credit management

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Hong Kong
    • Consumer Durables,
    • Electronics/ICT,

    10th June 2020

    Hong Kong businesses strengthened their credit risk management processes in order to better handle the risk of liquidity constraints due to the pandemic-induced economic crisis.

    Singapore: businesses face worsening payment practices

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Singapore
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    9th June 2020

    Singapore’s economy is strongly dependent on international trade and highly integrated in the Asian supply chain. This makes it highly vulnerable to changes in the global trading environment

    Country Report Thailand 2020

    Country report

    • Thailand
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Electronics/ICT

    3rd June 2020

    After a weak performance in 2019, the Thai economy is facing major challenges this year, as exports and tourism have severely declined

    Country Report Brazil 2020

    Country report

    • Brazil
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    12th May 2020

    A severe economic downturn and elevated risk of fiscal sustainability, but still resistant to major shocks.

    Country Report Japan 2020

    Country report

    • Japan
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Electronics/ICT

    6th May 2020

    The repercussions of coronavirus have hit an already weakening economy.

    Country Report Vietnam 2020

    Country report

    • Vietnam
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Electronics/ICT,

    6th May 2020

    Exports are expected to contract in 2020 after two years of double-digit growth.

    Country Report Taiwan 2020

    Country report

    • Taiwan
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Consumer Durables,

    15th April 2020

    A deep recession remains a downside risk.

    Weathering the oil price plunge

    Economic research

    • Algeria,
    • Angola,
    • General economic

    31st March 2020

    The oil price has plummeted since the beginning of 2020 as the coronavirus is negatively affecting demand, while oil producers are entangled in a price war.

    Market Monitor Construction Sweden 2020

    Market Monitor

    • Sweden
    • Construction

    10th March 2020

    Total investment in domestic construction decreased 4% in 2019.

    Market Monitor Construction Singapore 2020

    Market Monitor

    • Singapore
    • Construction

    10th March 2020

    Lower global trade, ongoing trade policy uncertainty, less demand from China and the ICT downcycle have an immediate impact on Singapore's export-driven economy.

    Market Monitor Construction Australia 2020

    Market Monitor

    • Australia
    • Construction

    10th March 2020

    Construction is a significant contributor to the Australian economy, accounting for 8.1% of GDP.

    Market Monitor Construction UK 2020

    Market Monitor

    • United Kingdom
    • Construction

    10th March 2020

    Construction activity decreased towards the end of 2019 against the backdrop of weaker economic growth and political issues (shifting Brexit deadlines and a snap general election in December).

    Market Monitor Construction Poland 2020

    Market Monitor

    • Poland
    • Construction

    10th March 2020

    According to Statistics Poland, output of construction and assembly works increased 2.6% in 2019.

    Market Monitor Construction Netherlands 2020

    Market Monitor

    • Netherlands
    • Construction

    10th March 2020

    Dutch construction contributes approximately EUR 70 billion to, and accounts for 4.5% of GDP.

    Market Monitor Construction Italy 2020

    Market Monitor

    • Italy
    • Construction

    10th March 2020

    According to the national association of construction companies (ANCE), in 2019 construction investment increased 1.7% year-on-year, to about EUR 130 billion.

    Market Monitor Construction France 2020

    Market Monitor

    • France
    • Construction

    10th March 2020

    Growth of French GDP is expected to slow down further in 2020, and the outlook for the construction sector is rather subdued across all major segments.

    Market Monitor Construction Belgium 2020

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium
    • Construction

    10th March 2020

    Despite low confidence and modest 1.2% GDP growth in 2019, the construction sector performed quite well in terms of volume, and value added increased more than 2%.

    Market Monitor Construction Spain 2020

    Market Monitor

    • Spain
    • Construction

    10th March 2020

    Over the past years construction investment and valued added grew at a faster rate than GDP, benefitting from robust economic growth in Spain, increased foreign investment and low interest rates.

    Corporate insolvency growth to accelerate in 2020

    Economic research

    • Australia,
    • Austria,
    • General economic

    5th March 2020

    Corporate insolvencies are expected to grow 2.4% in 2020, a pronounced acceleration from the 1.4% increase recorded in 2019, largely resulting from the coronavirus outbreak

    Coronavirus: an unwelcome guest at a bad time

    Economic research

    • China,
    • Germany,
    • General economic

    5th March 2020

    The coronavirus outbreak arrives at a time when global growth is already expected to slow and negatively impacts growth and insolvencies.

    Argentina: clock is ticking 100 days after elections

    Economic research

    • Argentina
    • General economic

    11th February 2020

    The herculean task of restructuring Argentina's debt is underway but the risk of a disorderly default remains high.

    Promising markets for 2020

    Economic research

    • Brazil,
    • Colombia,
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    10th February 2020

    Despite increasing clouds on the horizon, there remain several bright spots for export opportunities in emerging markets.

    Country Report USA 2020

    Country report

    • USA
    • General economic

    6th February 2020

    US economic growth started to slow down last year, with GDP expected to expand 2.3% in 2019 and 1.7% in 2020.

    Country Report Mexico 2020

    Country report

    • Mexico
    • General economic

    6th February 2020

    Andrés Manuel López Obrador of the the leftist Morena party governs with a strong political mandate, as a Morena-led coalition has a majority in both houses of Congress.

    Country Report Canada 2020

    Country report

    • Canada
    • General economic

    6th February 2020

    As in 2019, Canada´s GDP growth is expected to remain below its long-term trend in 2020 due to sluggish domestic demand and lower export growth.

    Market Monitor Food Spain 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Spain
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    A hard Brexit and an escalation of EU-US trade disputes are downside risks for export-dependent food companies in the olives/olive oil and meat segments.

    Market Monitor Food Poland 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Poland
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    In the food retail sector smaller and independent businesses are struggling to remain profitable due to fierce competition and high price pressure.

    Market Monitor Food Mexico 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Mexico
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    Food sales growth continues, and the economic impact of the USMCA agreement on consumers and food supply chains is expected to be relatively small.

    Market Monitor Food Ireland 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Ireland
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    Despite efforts of food exporters to diversify shipments away from Britain a hard Brexit remains a major threat, potentially leading to more insolvencies.

    Market Monitor Food Belgium 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    In the Belgian food retail segment a comprehensive price war cannot be ruled out for the future, potentially forcing many businesses out of the market.

    Market Monitor Food Australia 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Australia
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    The ongoing drought has put additional pressure on margins industrywide due to higher input costs, and many businesses are struggling to break-even.

    Market Monitor Food United Kingdom 2019

    Market Monitor

    • United Kingdom
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    Larger players continue to push the supply chain on price and longer payment terms, adding cash flow challenges to mainly smaller food businesses.

    Market Monitor Food Netherlands 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Netherlands
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    While businesses´ profits are still stable and financials mainly solid, environmental issues pose a potential major challenge for agriculture and food.

    Market Monitor Food Germany 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Germany
    • Food

    17th December 2019

    Insolvencies are expected to increase by about 1%-2% in 2020, mainly in the troubled meat segment and the beverages and fruit & vegetables subsectors.

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