27 June, 2018 Resources
2nd Quarter 2018 Country Risk Assessment MapDownload the Map
Understand global business default risk
The team of expert analysts at Coface take time to assess business risk in over 160 countries each quarter. The Country Risk Assessment Map is free to download – essential for anyone interested in finding out more about the risks they face in operating in a global export market.
The map includes a visual scale of the likelihood of business default risk from A1 (very low) to E (extreme) Included in the map are the latest upgrades and downgrades across the globe.
Strengths and weaknesses
Paper is the world’s most recycled material, and this is perhaps its biggest strength for the future. The pressure to use recyclables can only increase. In particular paper products can provide sustainable alternatives to plastics.
In 2018 Coface analysts predict that paper production will increase in Europe, but fall in the USA. In Germany, which is Europe’s biggest market, demand for industrial packaging will be particularly strong.
Overall, traditional pulp production will continue to fall, with mills closing, whereas paper tissue and paper packaging production are on the rise.
Similar to last quarter, the uncertainties surrounding the forecasts presented in this barometer are very high. They are primarily linked to the global health situation: since June, the pandemic has continued to gain momentum.
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