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Economic update August 2023

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31st August 2023

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    Clean Energy Transition: Chemicals

    Market Monitor

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    • ,
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    5th February 2024

    A barometer of sustainability change

    Will AI transform the way we all do business?

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium,
    • Brazil,
    • Electronics/ICT

    5th February 2024

    Our global electronics/ICT sector expert shares his insights and opinion on how AI will impact the industry.

    Ukraine external support - January 2024

    Economic Note

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    • General economic

    1st February 2024

    Ukraine has received large amounts of foreign aid in the past two years. This aid continues to be critical in the coming years as well.

    Economic Outlook - December 2023

    Economic Note

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    • ,
    • General economic

    19th December 2023

    The global economy has proven more resilient than expected. However, it is moving towards lower growth in 2024.

    Transportation / Logistics Industry Trends 2023

    Market Monitor

    • Australia,
    • Austria,
    • Automotive/Transport

    12th December 2023

    Industry growth decelerating this year

    Consumer Durables / Retail Industry Trends 2023

    Market Monitor

    • Australia,
    • Belgium,
    • Consumer Durables

    12th December 2023

    High inflation and interest rates have knocked consumer confidence

    Clean Energy Transition: Construction

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium,
    • Canada,
    • Construction

    4th December 2023

    Europe and Middle East – Growing on strong foundations

    Global Chemicals Industry Outlook 2023

    Market Monitor

    • Austria,
    • Belgium,
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    30th November 2023

    Sector expert insights into the key issues affecting the industry in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe.

    Automotive Industry Trends 2023

    Market Monitor

    • Brazil,
    • Canada,
    • Automotive/Transport

    9th November 2023

    Pressure on household incomes is weakening demand, although EV sales are gaining momentum

    Construction Industry Trends 2023

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium,
    • Brazil,
    • Construction

    9th November 2023

    Civil engineering drives industry, as economic conditions slows growth in residential construction

    Food Industry Trends 2023

    Market Monitor

    • Australia,
    • Austria,
    • Food

    9th November 2023

    Global demand for non-essential food products shrinks amid squeeze on household incomes

    Metals and Steel Industry Trends 2023

    Market Monitor

    • Australia,
    • Austria,
    • Steel,
    • Metals

    9th November 2023

    Global economic outlook, high energy prices and weak demand subdue metals markets

    Machines and Engineering Industry Trends 2023

    Market Monitor

    • Austria,
    • Belgium,
    • Machines/Engineering

    9th November 2023

    Growth slows amid subdued demand; opportunities will come from green and digital transitions

    Global Electronics/ICT Industry Outlook 2023

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium,
    • China,
    • Electronics/ICT

    27th October 2023

    Sector expert insights into the key issues affecting the industry in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe.

    Regional Economic Outlook MENA - October 2023

    Economic Note

    • Algeria,
    • Egypt,
    • General economic

    13th October 2023

    MENA’s enormous trade potential is bolstered by a proactive trade shift towards fast-growing regions like Asia. This move is accompanied by a geopolitical reorientation in the same direction.

    Clean Energy Transition: Textiles

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium,
    • Canada,
    • Textiles

    5th October 2023

    Laundering the fashion industry's carbon footprint.

    How to unlock Latin America's potential for nearshoring

    Economic Note

    • Argentina,
    • Brazil,
    • General economic

    3rd October 2023

    Structural trade weaknesses could prevent Latin American & Caribbean from seizing the opportunities of nearshoring, but focusing on the energy transition could be key to unlocking full potential.

    Insolvencies adjust back to pre-pandemic levels

    Economic Note

    • Australia,
    • Austria,
    • General economic

    26th September 2023

    The increase in insolvencies continues at an accelerated pace in 2023, followed by a more tempered increase in 2024.

    Reforming Greece - September 2023

    Economic Note

    • Greece
    • General economic

    13th September 2023

    Greece's recovery from the pandemic has been more dynamic as the country makes progress with ambitious reforms

    Can AI offer disruptive opportunities for pharma?

    Market Monitor

    • Austria,
    • Belgium,
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    5th September 2023

    Atradius Pharmaceuticals Sector Experts share their insights and opinions on how AI will impact the industry.

    Clean Energy Transition: ICT

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium,
    • Canada,
    • Electronics/ICT

    27th July 2023

    Is the ICT industry adding to, or reducing global warming?

    Italian doom loop risk improved

    Economic Note

    • Italy
    • General economic

    19th July 2023

    The risk of a doom loop between banks in Italy and the government has decreased

    Regional Economic Outlook Latin America - July 2023

    Economic Note

    • Argentina,
    • Brazil,
    • General economic

    18th July 2023

    Latin America's resilience is demonstrated by the stronger macroeconomic policy frameworks, improved banking supervision, and higher official reserves.

    Economic Outlook - July 2023

    Economic Outlook

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    • General economic

    4th July 2023

    The global economy is moving away from a stagflation scenario into a scenario with low, but positive growth in 2023 and 2024

    Clean Energy Transition: Agri-food

    Market Monitor

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    • ,
    • Agriculture,
    • Food

    29th June 2023

    Balancing sustainability and efficiency in the agri-food industry

    Global Pharmaceuticals Industry Outlook 2023

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium,
    • China,
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    22nd June 2023

    Atradius sector experts share their insights on the key issues affecting pharma industry growth throughout the world

    Net zero in the power sector

    Economic Note

    • China,
    • USA,
    • General economic

    8th June 2023

    The electricity sector is one of the heaviest CO2 emitting sectors. Achieving net zero emissions in 2050 is going to be a daunting task, as it requires a total makeover

    Clean Energy Transition: Transport

    Market Monitor

    • Netherlands,
    • ,
    • Automotive/Transport

    17th May 2023

    Is the global transport industry on a highway to climate hell?

    Turkey battles high inflation ahead of elections

    Economic Note

    • Turkey
    • General economic

    10th May 2023

    Regardless of the election result, the next Turkish government faces a complicated set of macroeconomic problems

    Clean Energy Transition: Steel

    Market Monitor

    • Netherlands,
    • ,
    • Steel

    5th May 2023

    Is the steel industry on track to meet the world's climate goals?

    Fears of a banking crisis overdone

    Economic Note

    • Algeria,
    • Angola,
    • General economic

    13th April 2023

    Fears of a banking crisis have arisen as several midsized US banks have filed for bankruptcy and Credit Suisse ran into trouble

    Energy transition not a panacea for fuel importers

    Economic Note

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    • ,
    • General economic

    4th April 2023

    The energy transition offers benefits for fuel importers in declining their import bill. Nevertheless, not all their problems are likely to be resolved.

    Insolvencies increase sharply as normality returns

    Economic Note

    • Australia,
    • Austria,
    • General economic

    30th March 2023

    Sharp insolvency increases in some major economies in 2023, followed in 2024 by a year of relative stabilisation.

    Regional Economic Outlook Asia - March 2023

    Economic Note

    • China,
    • Hong Kong SAR,
    • General economic

    7th March 2023

    The economic recovery in Asia is losing steam, but not for long

    Energy crisis supports green transition

    Economic Note

    • ,
    • ,
    • General economic

    23rd February 2023

    Energy markets were shaken by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Perhaps paradoxically, this is also acting as a catalyst to accelerate underlying trends in the energy mix towards clean energy.

    China's faltering growth engine

    Economic Note

    • China
    • General economic

    10th January 2023

    After decades of high economic growth, the Chinese growth engine is slowing down, raising the question of whether the economy could fall in the middle-income trap

    Regional Economic Outlook Sub-Saharan Africa - December

    Economic Note

    • Angola,
    • South Africa
    • General economic

    19th December 2022

    High food prices add to Sub-Saharan Africa's economic woes

    Economic Outlook - December 2022

    Economic Note

    • ,
    • ,
    • General economic

    13th December 2022

    The global economy is facing an unprecedented mix of challenges which are bringing it to the brink of recession in 2023.

    Backward integration raises value chain vulnerabilities

    Economic Note

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    • ,
    • General economic

    28th October 2022

    Businesses experience difficulties to source inputs as a result of shocks to global value chains

    Sharp increase in insolvencies as govt. support expires

    Economic Note

    • Australia,
    • Austria,
    • General economic

    6th October 2022

    As government support measures related to the pandemic have ended almost everywhere, we expect insolvencies to rise sharply in some major markets.

    Inflation expectations yet to decouple from ECB target

    Economic Note

    • Austria,
    • Belgium,
    • General economic

    23rd August 2022

    Despite rising inflation in the eurozone, we argue it has not yet sprung loose from the ECB target in the medium term

    Economic Outlook - July 2022

    Economic Note

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    • ,
    • General economic

    13th July 2022

    Economic disruptions from the war in Ukraine, lingering lockdown restrictions and multi-decade high inflation have generated a new set of adverse shocks for the global economy

    Energy Outlook Update - May 2022

    Economic Note

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    • General economic

    25th May 2022

    Energy Outlook based on the IEA's World Energy Outlook

    Pandemic and security shocks shake global value chains

    Economic Note

    • ,
    • ,
    • General economic

    24th May 2022

    The Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war pose challenges to global value chains.

    Regional Economic Outlook Latin America - May 2022

    Economic Note

    • Argentina,
    • Brazil,
    • General economic

    3rd May 2022

    Reviving Latin America's energy transition requires wind and solar

    Interim Economic Outlook - April 2022

    Economic Outlook

    • ,
    • ,
    • General economic

    12th April 2022

    Russia's invasion of Ukraine throws sand in the wheels of the global economy.

    Insolvencies increase as government support ends

    Economic Note

    • Australia,
    • Austria,
    • General economic

    12th April 2022

    As government support after the pandemic is phased out, insolvencies in most markets are projected to increase in 2022 and 2023.

    Chinese GDP growth slows down amid downside risks

    Country Report

    • China
    • General economic

    24th March 2022

    Chinese economic growth slows down amid several downside risks

    Promising markets for 2022

    Economic Note

    • Taiwan
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    10th February 2022

    While the global economic recovery from the pandemic is bumpy, we identify five bright spots for export opportunities

    Petrodollars boost MENA's private sector

    Economic Outlook

    • Algeria,
    • Egypt,
    • General economic

    8th February 2022

    Economic growth in the oil-rich Gulf region is outpacing that of its energy-importing neighbours. Petrodollars give an extra boost to the economic rebound in MENA.