How did your industry fare in Quarter 2 2020?
We’ve revamped our Small Business Risk Review to bring you monthly insights and data from CreditorWatch’s 50,000+ strong database. In addition, at the end of every quarter, CreditorWatch will do a deep dive into key industries and reveal the stats that Australian businesses need to know.
Every industry has been affected in some way by COVID-19 in Q2, whether it’s been by changing the way they offer goods and services, meeting unprecedented consumer demand or dealing with slow-paying debtors. In fact, all industries except Mining reported a drastic increase in how late their payments were. Across all industries, on average, payment times rose by 342.7%.
The stats below are warning signs along the road to administration. However, temporary government relief measures and Safe Harbour legislation are propping up businesses that are at risk of falling insolvent.
Over the last three months, between 300-400 businesses have gone “missing” from administration statistics, meaning there is risk of a sudden surge in numbers once these relief measures cease.
Compare your industry in Q2 2020 to Q2 2019 below or head back to the blog for more Small Business Risk Review data.
|Payment Defaults YoY||39.1% decrease|
|Court Actions YoY||No change|
|External Administrations YoY||20.7% increase|
|Number of Days Payment Overdue – June 2019 vs June 2020||11 to 31 days overdue|
|Payment Defaults YoY||9% decrease|
|Court Actions YoY||23.4%|
|External Administrations YoY||55.9% decrease|
|Number of Days Payment Overdue – June 2019 vs June 2020||15 to 53 days overdue|
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|Payment Defaults YoY||16.2% decrease|
|Court Actions YoY||23.4% decrease|
|External Administrations YoY||30.2% decrease|
|Number of Days Payment Overdue – June 2019 vs June 2020||10 to 36 days overdue|
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|Payment Defaults YoY||1.6% increase|
|Court Actions YoY||6.2% increase|
|External Administrations YoY||5.6% decrease|
|Number of Days Payment Overdue – June 2019 vs June 2020||9 to 42 days overdue|
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Accommodation and Food Services
|Payment Defaults YoY||50% decrease|
|Court Actions YoY||39.7% decrease|
|External Administrations YoY||55.6% decrease|
|Number of Days Payment Overdue – June 2019 vs June 2020||23 to 52 days overdue|
Helpful resource: Use CreditorWatch’s Payment Predictor to identify and avoid slow-paying businesses in the accommodation and food industry.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing
|Payment Defaults YoY||20.8% decrease|
|Court Actions YoY||18.2% increase|
|External Administrations YoY||49.1% decrease|
|Number of Days Payment Overdue – June 2019 vs June 2020||12 to 90 days overdue|
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Financial and Insurance Services
|Payment Defaults YoY||47.1% decrease|
|Court Actions YoY||41.2% decrease|
|External Administrations YoY||2.3% increase|
|Number of Days Payment Overdue – June 2019 vs June 2020||10 to 75 days overdue|
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Health Care and Social Assistance
|Payment Defaults YoY||26.7% increase|
|Court Actions YoY||12.5% decrease|
|External Administrations YoY||No change|
|Number of Days Payment Overdue – June 2019 vs June 2020||7 to 52 days overdue|
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Arts and Recreation Services
|Payment Defaults YoY||333% increase|
|Court Actions YoY||13.3% increase|
|External Administrations YoY||No change|
|Number of Days Payment Overdue – June 2019 vs June 2020||6 to 60 days overdue|
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