Our export trade cycle shows the typical stages in international trade.

When you sell goods and services outside the UK, you may be exposed to risks at any stage in the trade cycle, like extensions to the terms of payment, which could have an impact on your cash flow.

Understanding your trade cycle can help identify the different types of risk at each stage.

Choose a stage in the typical trade cycle to see what risks you may find:

A change in exchange rates can decrease the amount you receive for your exports. This may affect your cash flow and profitability.