US businesses' payment behaviors point to slowed GDP and mixed picture for key industries

Euler Hermes' forecasts are enhanced by the recently developed Receivables at Risk (RAR) Indexes, compiled using proprietary data gathered from the front lines of our clients' payment experiences.

In the U.S., current payment trends indicate U.S. GDP growth forecast to slow to around +3% in Q4 2014, from Q3 2014 strong +3.5%.

Energy and auto industries showing rapid improvement in payment behavior and business conditions, while electronics and commodities are exhibiting payment deterioration.