Sound inventory management pivotal to companies’ working capital needs

At a global level, companies’ Working Capital Requirement (WCR) levelled off at 69 days in 2017 due to sound inventory management.

  • WCR strongly declined in China, Brazil, Russia and across Eastern Europe and Africa and the Middle-East.
  • In the meantime, WCR rose in two out of three countries throughout advanced economies and Asian markets.
  • WCR increased in half of the sectors, notably upstream industrial sectors such as Technology, Metals and Electronics.​