March Data shows Mixed Results – Credit Report March Month-End

May 10, 2024

While we saw softer sales in March 2024, there was the seasonal correction of 60- and 90-day arrears to 4.15% and 2.03% respectively. While it’s a downward trend the data is still above last year’s levels.

Our clients are reporting strong collection rates, but with the caveat that they are having to chase debt harder. This is shown in the Industry Days Sales Outstanding, with a majority industries on the improve both month on month and year on year.

Another developing trend to monitor is the increasing lag between issuing building consents and construction sales. This increase in Lag Period highlights the slowing construction segment and lower confidence in starting new builds both in residential and commercial.

Winding up Applications the eased after the peak in February – but watch this space with the IRD signalling a campaign to target over 40,000 companies in arrears in construction related industries..

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