Italy's average supplier-payment delays creep up, individual regions fare worse
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Italian medtech industry has reported only small increases in supplier-payment delays nationally so far this year. The national average has crept up from 280 days, at the end of January, to 292 days at the end of April, according to industry federation Assobiomedica's outstanding payments index (DSO). Of the 20 individual regions, the worst performers at the end of April were Molise, at 676 (up from 577 in January), and Calabria, at 652 days (up from 615). The best performers were Friuli, at 85 days (up from 83), and Trentino Alto Adige, at 106 (up from 104). 2008 saw a marginal fall in average payment delays, from 286 to 269 days, having peaked during the year at 315.