Country risk premia quarterly update

Quarter four 2018 update

Q4 2018 has seen a modest decline of country risk premia (CRP) across most regions relative to the previous quarter. This update sets out how the global CRPs have performed over the last 12 months and explores specific risk trends in Argentina, which has bucked the trend and experienced a sharp increase in its CRP this quarter.

Country Risk Map

How has country risk evolved?

Our interactive map, above, shows just how much country risk has evolved over the past decade. Some countries have become much riskier to operate in, whilst others have seen their risk levels fall. An analysis of country risk trends can help organisations identify these risks and opportunities early on in their planning processes.

For companies that have international operations or are considering opportunities abroad, managing and accounting for country risk will be a key consideration.

How can we help?

Our country risk service can help companies to quantify and manage such risks in order to make better business decisions.

We calculate Country Risk Premiums (CRPs) for 186 sovereign nations using an economic model that we have developed since 1998. Our model uses a range of inputs in generating CRPs, including reliable sources of credit and risk ratings and sovereign bond information.

For more information, please contact a member of the team below.

Contact us

Robert Vaughan

Senior Economist, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)78 5419 8607

Saatvik Bansal


Tel: +44 (0)78 7281 5771

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