Advice on trading opportunities including the documents: Export Practice, Credit-to-Cash Briefings and the Atradius Risk Map.
Access a snapshot of the credit risk situation and business performance of 14 major industries in more than 30 countries. The forecast is based on the assessment of Atradius underwriters.
12th January 2017
Atradius picks the top most promising markets for business opportunities in 2017 due to previous strong performances and expected improvement in 2017.
15th December 2016
Developments in the US related to the election of Donald Trump and its expected effect on the US monetary policy path and international trade introduce significant uncertainty for EMEs in 2017.
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.
While German food exports continue to increase, domestic market conditions have become increasingly difficult. Overcapacity is an issue in some segments.
Smaller food retailer and wholesalers margins remain under pressure and are expected to lose further market share, while customer behaviour is changing.
The current trend of merger and acquisition towards a subsequent consolidation in the US food market is expected to accelerate in the coming years.
Exports are of major importance for the French food sector (especially for the beverages segment), positively contributing to the French trade balance.
Sector risks have increased after the Brexit decision, and exporters to the UK have already suffered shrinking margins due to currency volatility.
Business failures in the Polish food retail segment have increased in 2016, as mainly smaller players suffer from fierce competition and low margins.
Large food businesses are active globally and performing well, while smaller producers and wholesalers generally face tough competition and low margins.