Sector risk assessment

Barometer of sector risks in the world - July 2016

Free access to our sector risks assessment

12 sectors, from six geographical regions, are assessed every quarter. Coface assessments are based on our expertise and financial data published by over 6,000 listed companies.

Our credit risk statistical indicator simultaneously synthesizes the evolution of five financial indicators (changes in revenue, profitability, the net debt ratio, cashflow, and claims observed by our network).

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Sector Latin America Northern America Emerging Asia Central Europe Western Europe Middle-East & Turkey

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Country risk assessment

Country Risk Barometer Q2 2016 - China and the United States, two giants with feet of clay

Free access to our country risks assessment

160 country assessments, drawn up on the basis of macroeconomic, financial and political data, are made freely available.
Regularly updated, they provide an estimate of the average credit risk on a country’s businesses. This is an invaluable tool, giving an indication of a country’s potential influence on businesses’ financial commitments. 
Our analyses use a eight-level ranking. In ascending order of risk, these are: A1, A2, A3, A4, B, C, D and E.

Last changes on country risk assessments

Country Previous assessment New assessment
Japan A1 Under negative watch list A2
Kuwait A2 A2 Under negative watch list
Malaysia A2 Under negative watch list A3
Oman A3 A4
Saudi Arabia A4 A4 Under negative watch list

Country Risk Map


Last changes on country risk assessments

Countries under negative watch list
Countries under positive watch list
Country Previous assessment New assessment
Algeria B C
Angola C D
Canada A2 A3
China A4 B
Finland A2 A3
France A3 A2
Hong Kong A1 A3
Italy B A3
Ivory Coast C B
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of A2 A3
Kuwait A2 A3
Latvia B A4
Lithuania A4 A3
Malaysia A3 A4
Mozambique C D
Namibia A3 A4
Qatar A2 A3
Romania B A4
Saudi Arabia A4 B
Singapore A1 A3
Slovenia A4 A3
Taiwan A1 A3
United Arab Emirates A3 A4
United States of America A1 A2
Zambia C D
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