[The Bottom Line] - Payment terms

Marc Livinec
Marc Livinec Sector Advisor for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Transport

At a global level, companies’ Working Capital Requirement (WCR) levelled off at 69 days in 2017 due to sound inventory management

  • WCR strongly declined in China, Brazil, Russia and across Eastern Europe and Africa and the Middle-East 
  • In the meantime, WCR rose in two out of three countries throughout advanced economies and Asian markets 
  • WCR increased in half of the sectors, notably upstream industrial sectors such as Technology, Metals and Electronics