Are there more bankruptcies than last year?

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 the first 50 weeks of 2020, there were altogether 3,101 bankruptcies among companies and institutions (including sole proprietorships) in the Netherlands. This is 534 down on the same period in 2019.

Weekly bankruptcies, companies and institutions (incl. sole proprietorships), cumulative
Week20202019
12517
29791
3167160
4240242
5322329
6389400
7503484
8576548
9644631
10724705
11800768
12868853
13915933
149891018
1510851099
1611501187
1712611251
1813411309
1913991381
2014911437
2115761515
2216551598
2317271657
2417871721
2518731802
2619041880
2719691955
2820332029
2920902105
3021282169
3121802239
3222262306
3322872384
3423202458
3523692523
3624072572
3724532659
3825112752
3925742821
4026212885
4126732959
4227193028
4327653073
4428053168
4528693242
4629093326
4729673404
4830073483
4930583564
5031003635
5131473731

How many bankruptcies are registered each week?

In week 50 (7 to 13 December), 33 companies and institutions (excluding sole proprietorships) and 8 sole proprietorships were declared bankrupt.

Weekly bankruptcies, companies and institutions (incl. sole proprietorships)
Week20202019
12517
27274
37069
47382
58287
66771
711484
87364
96883
108074
117663
126885
134780
147485
159681
166588
1711164
188058
195872
209256
218578
227983
237259
246064
258681
263178
276575
286474
295776
303864
315270
324667
336178
343374
354965
363849
374687
385893
396369
404764
415274
424669
434645
444095
456474
464084
475878
484079
495181
504271
514796
5254

Which sector has seen the highest number of bankruptcies?

Of all sectors, construction recorded the highest number of bankruptcies, namely 9. This is the same number as in week 49. Furthermore, 5 companies were declared bankrupt in manufacturing, 3 more than in the previous week. There were also 5 bankruptcies in wholesale, 3 more than in week 49.

Bankruptcies by sector; companies and institutions (incl. sole proprietorships), 2020
 Week 39Week 38
Transport and storage142
Construction129
Wholesale trade55
Manufacturing46
Automotive trade and repair40
Food and beverage outlets44
Information and communication40
Specialised business services47
Retail trade312
(Temporary) employment services, HR21
Health care and welfare22
Energy supply10
Financial services13
Culture, sports and recreation12

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

In the first 50 weeks of 2020, there were altogether 276 bankruptcies in the accommodation and food services. In week 50, there were 2 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), namely 16 in both weeks.

Weekly bankruptcies in accommodation and food services, cumulative, 2020
weekCumulative number of bankruptciesColumn1Column2Column3Column4Column5Column6Column7Column8Column9Column10Column11Column12Column13Column14Column15Column16Column17Column18Column19Column20Column21Column22Column23Column24Column25Column26Column27Column28Column29Column30Column31Column32Column33Column34Column35Column36Column37Column38Column39Column40Column41Column42Column43Column44Column45Column46Column47Column48Column49Column50Column51Column52Column53
1081209376435134144412756342543
24
39
412
517
622
726
834
938
1046
1153
1257
1361
1477
1586
1694
17102
18110
19116
20132
21140
22147
23159
24167
25179
26179
27188
28191
29198
30204
31208
32211
33216
34217
35220
36224
37225
38229
39233
40237
41238
42240
43247
44252
45258
46261
47265
48267
49272
50276
51279

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.