Late payment times for New Zealand businesses have increased sharply, according to illion’s latest analysis. The average time taken to settle an overdue invoice was 6.8 days at the end of the March quarter 2018. The 22 per cent year-on-year spike leaves late payments at their highest level since the September quarter of 2015, but still well below the 2011 peak.
The average late payment time for a New Zealand business rose 9.7 percent during 2017, according to illion’s Late Payments analysis. Despite the annual increase, the average late payment time for the December quarter is just 0.5 days off the record low of 5.3 days set in 2016.
Late payment times have undergone a period of consolidation during 2017, after dramatic falls over the preceding six years. Since Q3 2011 the average late payment time for an overdue invoice fell 61.8%, whereas the past 12 months has seen average payment times edge 2.3% higher, from 5.8 days to 5.9 days. Since 2015, late payment times have generally ranged between 5 and 6 days.
Late payment times edged higher in the June quarter, although in absolute terms, the level of late payments remains near historical lows. While it is too early to be concerned about the rise in late payments over the past two quarters, any further increases will indicate a shift away from the recent pattern of falling payment times. One trend remains the same: the largest companies (with more than 500 employees) are the slowest to pay their accounts.
New Zealand Late Payments Analysis: Late Payment times edged marginally higher during the first quarter of 2017.
New Zealand Late Payment times edged marginally higher during the first quarter of 2017. The high rate of businesses that paid their bills on time – 80.5 percent – suggests the overall economic environment remains solid.
New Zealand Late Payments Analysis: Late payment times in New Zealand continue their historic decline
Late payment times for New Zealand business continued their historic decline during the fourth quarter of 2016.
Average business time to pay a bill in New Zealand is at an historic low - now 34.9 days
New Zealand invoice payment times have maintained their record-low momentum, averaging approximately 35 days for the last four quarters, despite increasing slightly over the second quarter of 2016.
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New Zealand invoice payment times marginally increased in Q4 2015 after rapid declines throughout the first half of the year.
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Businesses in New Zealand are experiencing a cash flow boost from the country's strong economic performance, with the average time taken for invoices to be paid falling to the fastest second quarter level on record.
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