Atradius Payment Practices Barometer - Asia Pacific

Businesses in Asia-Pacific experienced a significant increase in the value of B2B receivables written off as uncollectable from 3.6% in 2011 to 5.0% in 2012.
The Atradius report is based on feedback from 1,661 businesses in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan.
Key result:
  • More than 40% of survey respondents in Asia-Pacific used trade credit in B2B transactions with both domestic and foreign customers


  • More than 55% offered discounts for early invoice payment


  • Domestically, discounts offered were most frequently taken advantage of by B2B customers in Hong Kong, and internationally by foreign customers of Australian respondents


  • Around 30% of the total value of B2B invoices was past due and more than 10% of these were still unpaid more than 90 days after the due date


  • The highest was approximately 35% in Hong Kong and the lowest less than 20% in Japan




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