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Global Insolvency Outlook 2019

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In 2018, global insolvencies confirmed their upward trend which started in 2017 after seven consecutive years of sizable declines. Indeed, our Global Insolvency Index which covers 43 countries totaling 83% of global GDP is to post a +10% y/y increase for 2018, an estimation supported by the latest available data.

All in all we expect 20 countries of our sample [of 43 countries in total] to see in 2018 more insolvencies than in 2017. Three factors explain this outcome: first, a weaker macroeconomic context for some countries; secondly the implementation of new types of insolvency procedures and the cleaning of business registers through the official insolvency procedures in a few other countries; and thirdly, but more significantly, the stronger willingness to use the insolvency framework in China.


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