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Barometer Q3 2021: Supply chain and inflation headwinds hamper the global recovery

10/27/2021

As the Covid-19 situation begins to improve, notably with the implementation of vaccination campaigns, there has been a rebound in consumption, particularly in developed countries. For emerging countries, the economic recovery is benefiting export-oriented countries, but service-dependent economies are lagging behind. Read our in-depth analysis in our latest Country and Sector Risk Barometer.

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China will continue to expand its role as a main destination for Latin American exports at the expense of the U.S.

10/05/2021

Coface observes that LatAm countries' foreign sales growth rates are expected to exceed their domestic demand expansion. Indeed the region's activity rebound should be lower than the global average recovery, and more specifically lower than the Chinese and U.S. recoveries. Therefore, sales to China and the U.S. should post a bright performance in 2021. In terms of significance for Latin American exports, China should continue to gain ground over the U.S.

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Has the global retail sector returned to normal?

09/29/2021

The retail sector's activity has been affected by the COVID crisis through social distancing measures and closure of stores. However, the effect of the pandemic on the sector greatly varies across countries and segments. Check our study to know it all.

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New wave of post-pandemic social movements: international trade as collateral victim

09/22/2021

While the restrictions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic put a temporary stop to the upsurge of protest movements, a new wave is on the horizon. Protests, mainly in emerging countries, are expected to increase due to an unprecedented deterioration of socio-economic indicators.

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Germany Corporate Payment Survey 2021: Learning to live with the pandemic

09/17/2021

The 5th edition of Coface’s survey on corporate payment experience in Germany suggests that German companies have acclimatised to the pandemic environment, with more companies offering payment terms and a positive outlook from surveyed companies.

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