Country risk premia quarterly update

Quarter two 2019 update

Our model shows a marked stabilisation in country risk premia (CRP) across the globe in Q2 2019. This update sets out why the global decline in CRPs over the past year may have come to an end, and explores specific risk trends in Venezuela, whose CRP remains at elevated levels.

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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