Country risk premia quarterly update

Quarter three 2019 update

Q3 2019 has seen a fall in country risk premia (CRP) across the globe. This update sets out why global economic forces may be pushing CRPs down, and explores specific risk trends in Eastern Europe, where average CRPs have fallen by 0.3% 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

Robert Vaughan

Senior Economist, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)78 5419 8607

Saatvik Bansal

Saatvik Bansal


Tel: +44 (0)78 7281 5771

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