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Promising markets for 2018

Market Monitor

  • Colombia,
  • Czech Republic,
  • Agriculture,
  • Automotive/Transport,

11th January 2018

Veelbelovende opkomende markten 2018

The economic recovery in emerging market economies is expected to continue strengthening in 2018 and these markets could present opportunities for business.

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    Country Report Japan 2017

    Country Report

    • Japan
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    31st January 2017

    Subdued economic growth despite massive stimulus measures remains an issue, while exports are helped by a yen depreciation against the USD in 2017.

    Country Report Malaysia 2017

    Country Report

    • Malaysia
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    31st January 2017

    A prudent fiscal policy has limited the consequences of low oil and gas prices, but the economy is vulnerable to a hard landing of the Chinese economy.

    Country Report The Philippines 2017

    Country Report

    • Philippines
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    31st January 2017

    GDP growth is expected to remain at a level of about 6% in 2017, but growing political uncertainty could hamper business sentiment and foreign investment.

    Country Report Singapore 2017

    Country Report

    • Singapore
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    31st January 2017

    In 2017 the economic performance continues to be impacted by weaker demand from China and other Asian countries, but strong fundamentals remain.

    Country Report South Korea 2017

    Country Report

    • South Korea
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    31st January 2017

    Growing political uncertainty after the president´s impeachment, subdued private consumption, and lower exports to China weigh on economic growth.

    Country Report Taiwan 2017

    Country Report

    • Taiwan
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    31st January 2017

    Growing competition from mainland China in the electronics sector require productivity increases and a diversification of the economy in the long-term.

    Country Report Thailand 2017

    Country Report

    • Thailand
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    31st January 2017

    GDP is forecast to grow about 3% in 2017, but high household debt, inequality and low incomes will put downward pressure on consumption growth.

    Country Report Vietnam 2017

    Country Report

    • Vietnam
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    31st January 2017

    High growth of more than 6% in 2017, but economic fundamentals still show some weaknesses and Vietnamese businesses suffer from limited access to capital.

    Natural gas prices have reached a turning point

    Economic Note

    • Algeria,
    • Angola,
    • General economic

    24th January 2017

    Gas prices have bottomed out and Atradius expects them to increase over the period up to 2021. Demand will be more moderate, but fueled primarily by China.

    Market Monitor Food Belgium 2016

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium
    • Food

    2nd December 2016

    The demand situation is benign, but food businesses continue to suffer from margin pressure due to high labour and energy costs and stiff competition.

    Market Monitor Food Germany 2016

    Market Monitor

    • Germany
    • Food

    2nd December 2016

    While German food exports continue to increase, domestic market conditions have become increasingly difficult. Overcapacity is an issue in some segments.

    Market Monitor Food Netherlands 2016

    Market Monitor

    • Netherlands
    • Food

    2nd December 2016

    Smaller food retailer and wholesalers margins remain under pressure and are expected to lose further market share, while customer behaviour is changing.

    Market Monitor Food USA 2016

    Market Monitor

    • USA
    • Food

    2nd December 2016

    The current trend of merger and acquisition towards a subsequent consolidation in the US food market is expected to accelerate in the coming years.

    Market Monitor Food France 2016

    Market Monitor

    • France
    • Food

    2nd December 2016

    Exports are of major importance for the French food sector (especially for the beverages segment), positively contributing to the French trade balance.

    Market Monitor Food Ireland 2016

    Market Monitor

    • Ireland
    • Food

    2nd December 2016

    Sector risks have increased after the Brexit decision, and exporters to the UK have already suffered shrinking margins due to currency volatility.

    Market Monitor Food Poland 2016

    Market Monitor

    • Poland
    • Food

    2nd December 2016

    Business failures in the Polish food retail segment have increased in 2016, as mainly smaller players suffer from fierce competition and low margins.

    Market Monitor Food Denmark 2016

    Market Monitor

    • Denmark
    • Food

    2nd December 2016

    Large food businesses are active globally and performing well, while smaller producers and wholesalers generally face tough competition and low margins.

    Market Monitor Food Hungary 2016

    Market Monitor

    • Hungary
    • Food

    2nd December 2016

    Gearing of food businesses is generally high, and can be a significant risk for companies with weak profitability and focus on the domestic market.

    Market Monitor Food Italy 2016

    Market Monitor

    • Italy
    • Food

    2nd December 2016

    The outlook for food exports remains positive, with further demand growth from overseas expected, due to the strong reputation of “Made in Italy”.

    Market Monitor Food Portugal 2016

    Market Monitor

    • Portugal
    • Food

    2nd December 2016

    The economic downturn of two main export markets - Brazil and Angola - has led to reduced exports and, to some extent, investment levels in the sector.

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