Are there more bankruptcies?

Throughout the coronavirus crisis, CBS provides weekly updates of the developments in bankruptcies pronounced by Dutch courts. The weekly updates are scheduled for release on Thursdays at 12.00 p.m.

In week 28 of 2021, 31 companies and institutions (including sole proprietorships) were declared bankrupt. This 6 fewer than in week 27. In the first 28 weeks of 2021, there were altogether 1,025 bankruptcies among companies and institutions in the Netherlands. This is 1,010 down on the same period in 2020.

Weekly bankruptcies, companies and institutions (incl. sole proprietorships), cumulative
Week202120202019
1342517
2679791
3109167160
4163240242
5198322329
6236389400
7270503484
8299576548
9333644631
10384724705
11428800768
12464868853
13494915933
145489891018
1558510861099
1662611511187
1764112631251
1869013431309
1971614011381
2075014931437
2179315781515
2282716571598
2386117291657
2489017891721
2591818751802
2695719061880
2799419711955
28102520352029
2920922105
3021302169
3121822239
3222282306
3322892384
3423222458
3523712523
3624092572
3724552659
3825132752
3925762821
4026232885
4126752959
4227213028
4327673073
4428073168
4528713242
4629113326
4729693404
4830093483
4930603564
5031023635
5131503731
5231843785
533216

How many bankruptcies are registered each week?

In week 28 of 2021, 26 companies and institutions (excl. sole proprietorships) and 5 sole proprietorships were declared bankrupt.

Weekly bankruptcies, companies and institutions (incl. sole proprietorships)
Week202120202019
1342517
2337274
3427069
4547382
5358287
6386771
73411484
8297364
9346883
10518074
11447663
12366885
13304780
14547485
15379781
16416588
171511264
18498058
19265872
20349256
21438578
22347983
23347259
24296064
25288681
26393178
27376575
28316474
295776
303864
315270
324667
336178
343374
354965
363849
374687
385893
396369
404764
415274
424669
434645
444095
456474
464084
475878
484079
495181
504271
514896
523454
5332

Which sector has seen the highest number of bankruptcies?

Of all sectors, construction recorded the highest number of bankruptcies in week 28, namely 6. This is 1 down on week 27. Furthermore, there were 5 bankruptcies in specialist business services (e.g. legal services, architects and advertising agencies). This is 3 more than in the previous week. 

Number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (including sole proprietorships) by sector, 2021
SectorWeek 28Week 27
Construction67
Specialised business activities52
Manufacturing31
Financial services32
Care31
Administrative and support services26
Transportation and storage13
Real estate activities10
Arts, entertainment and recreation11

How many companies were declared bankrupt in accommodation and food services?

In week 28 of 2021, there was 1 bankruptcy in accommodation and food services. In week 27, there were 6 bankruptcies in this sector. The highest number of bankruptcies in accommodation and food services was in weeks 14 (30 March to 5 April) and 20 (11 to 17 May) of 2020, namely 16 in both weeks.

Weekly bankruptcies in accommodation and food services, cumulative
Week20212020
120
264
3109
41512
51617
61822
72126
82434
92538
102646
113153
123357
133461
143977
154486
164794
1747102
1849110
1951116
2052132
2154140
2258147
2360159
2461167
2562179
2662179
2768188
2869191
29198
30204
31208
32211
33216
34217
35220
36224
37225
38229
39233
40237
41238
42240
43247
44252
45258
46261
47265
48267
49272
50276
51279
52285
53287

Several weeks may pass between the date of filing for bankruptcy and the court decision. As of week 14, Dutch courts are granting a longer application period of at least four weeks in cases where a bankruptcy petition is made (by a claimant), unless in the event of immediate urgency. In addition, the Dutch government has established an emergency package for the economy and job market in order to provide the proper support to Dutch businesses.

The figures presented in this news release are provisional and can be adjusted.