Sound inventory management pivotal to companies’ working capital needs
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.