Reports

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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    Market Monitor Steel United Kingdom 2016

    Market Monitor

    • United Kingdom
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    29th September 2016

    Fierce competition, high energy costs and increased uncertainty due to the Brexit decision continue to weigh on the financial strength of many businesses.

    Market Monitor Steel Thailand 2016

    Market Monitor

    • Thailand
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    29th September 2016

    Banks are less willing to provide loans to the steel sector, given the high default rate and the recent debt impairment from one big steel manufacturers.

    Market Monitor Steel USA 2016

    Market Monitor

    • USA
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    29th September 2016

    The US sector´s revenue performance remains negatively affected by the lower cost of imported steel and decreasing demand from the oil/gas industry.

    Market Monitor Steel Brazil 2016

    Market Monitor

    • Brazil
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    29th September 2016

    The steel sector remains severely impacted by the ongoing domestic economic downturn, high interest rates, inflation, and exchange rate volatility.

    Market Monitor Steel France 2016

    Market Monitor

    • France
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    29th September 2016

    A high level of competition, overcapacity and persistent low prices continue to affect revenues and margins of smaller French steel/metals traders.

    Market Monitor Steel Mexico 2016

    Market Monitor

    • Mexico
    • Steel

    29th September 2016

    External risk factors for the Mexican steel industry remain the volatility of the currency exchange rate and the impact of international metals prices.

    Market Monitor Steel the Netherlands 2016

    Market Monitor

    • Netherlands
    • Steel,
    • Metals

    29th September 2016

    The Dutch steel and metals sector has benefitted from a rebound in the building sector, but at the same time demand from the energy sector has decreased.

    Market Monitor Steel Singapore 2016

    Market Monitor

    • Singapore
    • Steel,
    • Metals

    29th September 2016

    The level of protracted payments in the steel sector is high due to fierce competition, persistent pressure on margins and risky trading conditions.

    Payment Practices Barometer - The Americas 2016

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Brazil,
    • Canada,
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    28th September 2016

    Payment Practices Barometer for the Americas (NAFTA and Brazil) shows that 93% of respondents reported late payment from B2B customers over the past year.

    Payment Practices Barometer Brazil 2016

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Brazil
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    28th September 2016

    In line with the survey average, 91.4% of respondents in Brazil (95.0% in 2015) reported late payment of invoices from B2B customers over the last 12 months.

    Country Report - Czech Republic 2016

    Country Report

    • Czech Republic
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    15th September 2016

    While the economy is expected to slow down after a robust 4.6% in 2015, the forecast GDP growth rates of 2.5% in 2016 and 2.7% in 2017 are still solid.

    Country Report - Hungary 2016

    Country Report

    • Hungary
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    15th September 2016

    Hungary´s economic growth is expected to rebound in 2017, after a slowdown in 2016, but the high level of external debt remains a major weakness.

    Country Report - Poland 2016

    Country Report

    • Poland
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    15th September 2016

    Despite further growth, Poland is susceptible to a potential end of the eurozone recovery. Adverse economic policies could dampen investor sentiment.

    Country Report - Russia 2016

    Country Report

    • Russia
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    15th September 2016

    The economic contraction continues in 2016, as investments and private consumption contract further. Only in 2017 a very modest rebound is expected.

    Country Report - Slovakia 2016

    Country Report

    • Slovakia
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    15th September 2016

    Growth is expected to remain above 3% but the economy remains vulnerable to an eurozone downturn and adverse developments in the automotive sector.

    Country Report - Turkey 2016

    Country Report

    • Turkey
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    15th September 2016

    Political risks have sharply increased, which could result in economic repercussions. Higher credit risks in the corporate sector are a major issue.

    Oil price hardly matters for Russian country risk

    Economic Note

    • Russia
    • General economic

    6th September 2016

    Looking at Russia, Atradius finds that oil price hardly matters for country risk.

    Market monitor - Machinery - Czech Republic 2016

    Market Monitor

    • Czech Republic
    • Machines/Engineering

    18th August 2016

    The sector benefits from a robust performance of the Czech economy, but producers dependent on energy/mining and power engineering face difficulties.

    Market Monitor - Machinery - France 2016

    Market Monitor

    • France
    • Machines/Engineering

    18th August 2016

    The rebound that started in 2014 continues in 2016, but overcapacity still remains a real concern for the French machinery industry in the long-term.

    Market Monitor - Machinery - Germany 2016

    Market Monitor

    • Germany
    • Machines/Engineering

    18th August 2016

    The general outlook remains positive, and margins are relatively high, especially in niche segments. However,competition from China is increasing.

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