As governments move to ease the lockdowns put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the financial blow to businesses is coming into sharper focus. The latest Credit Benchmark data for April 2020 reveals sharp deteriorations across a swath of industries.
Oil and gas companies were the worst hit, with 92% of credit movement in April to the downside. The sector faces severe challenges.
In this series of monthly articles from Risk.net, David Carruthers, head of research at Credit Benchmark, looks at the industries and sectors most affected by the coronavirus based on credit movement from April’s consensus data. Corporates have been hit hard, with deterioration accounting for 82% of total credit movement last month. Oil and gas firms, as well as basic materials, consumer services, and telecommunications, performed poorly.
The analysis is broken down across three charts:
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