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Trump tariffs threaten trade

Economic research

  • Australia,
  • Canada,
  • General economic

22nd March 2018

Image of cutting steel

By raising tariffs on steel and aluminium the US president has proudly delivered on a campaign promise. US steel and aluminium producers gain, but it comes at the expense of US metal consuming firms.

Trading briefs

Advice on trading opportunities including the documents: Export Practice, Credit-to-Cash Briefings and the Atradius Risk Map.

Industry Performance Forecast

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.

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    Country Report Argentina 2018

    Country report

    • Argentina
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    17th April 2018

    While the return to more market friendly policies has improved Argentina´s medium- and long-term growth prospects, significant downside risks remain.

    Country Report Brazil 2018

    Country report

    • Brazil
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    17th April 2018

    Despite a rebound, the economic environment remains challenging due to a fragile political landscape, high unemployment, and fiscal policy issues.

    Country Report Chile 2018

    Country report

    • Chile
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    17th April 2018

    Since H2 of 2017 economic growth has recovered from low copper prices and lower demand from China, strikes in the mining sector and weaker domestic demand.

    Country Report Colombia 2018

    Country report

    • Colombia
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    17th April 2018

    Since H2 of 2017 GDP growth has started to accelerate again, due to a more supportive external environment and the effects of monetary policy stimulus.

    Market Monitor Consumer Durables Italy 2018

    Market Monitor

    • Italy
    • Consumer Durables

    4th April 2018

    In a highly competitive and fragmented market retailers’ profit margins are expected to remain under pressure in 2018 after deteriorating in 2017.

    Market Monitor Consumer Durables Spain 2018

    Market Monitor

    • Spain
    • Consumer Durables

    4th April 2018

    Consumer durables are expected to continue their sales expansion in 2018, although at a lower pace than in 2017 as private consumption growth slows.

    Market Monitor Consumer Durables Australia 2018

    Market Monitor

    • Australia
    • Consumer Durables

    4th April 2018

    In 2018 sales are expected to be affected by slower household spending growth, triggered by a weaker housing market and subdued growth in household income.

    Market Monitor Consumer Durables India 2018

    Market Monitor

    • India
    • Consumer Durables

    4th April 2018

    The profit margins of Indian non-food retailers are expected to moderate in 2018 due to growing competition and the rising market share of e-commerce.

    Market Monitor Consumer Durables Poland 2018

    Market Monitor

    • Poland
    • Consumer Durables

    4th April 2018

    Despite good sales prospects, there remains substantial uncertainty related to VAT tax issues amongst retailers as tax controls have been intensified.

    Market Monitor Consumer Durables Indonesia 2018

    Market Monitor

    • Indonesia
    • Consumer Durables

    4th April 2018

    Indonesia's retail sector is one of the most promising in Asia, on the back of its large population and growing middle class with higher purchasing power.

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