Recovery rates total average - June 2017

  • During the past month, Estonia, Finland, Spain and Slovakia all experienced modest declines in recovery performance relative to the previous month. However, the only country to drop more than three percentage points was Slovakia which is still strong with an average recovery for 2016 of 75%.
  • The positive story is the long-term trend. Finland, Spain and Slovakia have all seen increases in recovery performance relative to their 2015 averages. The clearest example of this increase is seen with Slovakia where average recovery rates have increased by 41 percentage points between 2015 and 2016.
  • The total country average of 56% for 2016 indicates a strong trend relative to a total average of 47% over the period ranging from 2014 to 2016.


Finland, Spain and Slovakia are holding steady with 2016 average recovery rates that are at their highest since 2014. Meanwhile, Estonia has dropped in 2016 by two percentage points below its total average. The total average recovery across all markets is the highest in 2016 of any other total year average. Total average recovery rate for 2016 was 56%, while 2014 and 2015 averages were 42% ad 43% respectively. Across all countries 2016 has exhibited a cumulative of eleven quarters of improved performance relative to the preceding quarter. This figure outnumbers the total number of declining quarters. We’re continuing to focus on improving recoveries to ensure stronger investor returns.

Quarter2014 Q12014 Q22014 Q32014 Q42015 Q12015 Q22015 Q32015 Q42016 Q12016 Q22016 Q32016 Q42017 Q1
Estonia53%67%73%74%100%71%47%55%53%67%72%68% 59%
Finland40%62%36%54%64%60%16%19%29%53%72%38% 33%
SpainN/A18%18%19%31%27%29%35%27%63%34%15% 26%
SlovakiaN/AN/A4%9%28%12%52%45%80%159%22%39% ND

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