Survey design


Payment Practices Barometer | Asia Pacific

Objective


In this report focusing on Asia Pacific, companies from eight countries (Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan) have been surveyed.


Due to a change in research methodology for this survey, for some of the presents results, no year-on-year comparison is feasible. Using a questionnaire, we conducted the survey exclusively for Atradius, without any combination of topics and for information purposes only. It is not intended to be used as a recommendation to particular transactions, investments or strategies in any way by any reader.

Survey scope


  • Basic population: companies from eight countries (Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan) were monitored. The appropriate contacts for accounts receivable management were interviewed.
  • Selection process – Internet survey: companies were selected and contacted by use of an international Internet panel. A screening for the appropriate contact and for quota control was conducted at the beginning of the interview.
  • Sample: N=1,718 people were interviewed in total (approximately n=200 people per country). In each country a quota was maintained according to three classes of company size
  • Interview: Web-assisted personal interviews (WAPI) of approximately 15 minutes duration. Interview period: Q1 of 2019.

Sample overview


It may occur that the results are a percent more or less than 100%. This is the consequence of rounding off the results. Rather than adjusting the outcome so that it totalled 100%, we have chosen to leave the individual results as they were to allow for the most accurate representation possible.

Protect your receivables against payment default