16th November 2015
Robust growth rates persist, but lower exports hurt the manufacturing sector.
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Payment Practices Barometer
12th September 2017
In 2017, 92.7% of respondents in Brazil reported late payments from their domestic B2B customers and 86.5% in respect to their foreign B2B customers.
After a minor increase from 47.6% in 2015 to 48.4% in 2016, the percentage of overdue B2B invoices appears to be flattening out, rising to 48.8% in 2017.
5th September 2017
The short-term outlook remains satisfying, but Brexit will surely have a major impact on domestic car sales and British car exports in the mid-term.
Besides the risk of a sales downturn, the economic policies of the Trump administration could pose a potential challenge for the US car industry.
As more and more carmakers rush to enter into the electric and hybrid car segment, annual capacity in China is about to exceed 7 million units by 2020.
Automotive suppliers´ margins remain structurally under pressure, as the powerful car manufacturers demand greater productivity, coupled with lower prices.
The level of insolvencies in the automotive sector is low compared to other Italian industries, and business failures are expected not to increase in 2017.
A large number of small supplier businesses could face higher business and credit risks in the future as margins have declined and challenges increase.
The automotive sector faces decreasing domestic sales due to a decrease in population and a growing share of elderly citizens as well as tax hikes.
The Spanish automotive industry continues to benefit from the on-going economic rebound of the domestic economy as well as from increasing car exports.