Bankruptcies; key figures

Bankruptcies; key figures

Type of bankruptcy Periods Pronounced bankruptcies (Numbers)
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 January 282
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 February 289
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 March 238
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 April 243
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 May 329
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 June 313
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 July 267
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 August 335
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 September 302
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 October 356
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 November 317
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 December** 327
Total legal forms all nationalities 2024 January* 471
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 January 22
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 February 30
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 March 30
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 April 24
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 May 38
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 June 25
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 July 25
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 August 26
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 September 22
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 October 24
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 November 30
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 December** 31
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2024 January* 52
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 January 35
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 February 31
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 March 28
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 April 28
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 May 31
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 June 27
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 July 35
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 August 42
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 September 36
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 October 50
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 November 26
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 December** 31
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2024 January* 57
Companies and institutions 2023 January 225
Companies and institutions 2023 February 228
Companies and institutions 2023 March 180
Companies and institutions 2023 April 191
Companies and institutions 2023 May 260
Companies and institutions 2023 June 261
Companies and institutions 2023 July 207
Companies and institutions 2023 August 267
Companies and institutions 2023 September 244
Companies and institutions 2023 October 282
Companies and institutions 2023 November 261
Companies and institutions 2023 December** 265
Companies and institutions 2024 January* 362
Source: CBS.
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This table contains the number of bankruptcy orders issued by Dutch courts. Numbers are broken down by type of bankruptcy (natural persons with or without sole proprietorship, enterprises and institutions).

Data available from: January 1981

Status of the figures:
Figures over the last two months are provisional.

Changes as of February 12, 2024:
The January 2024 figures have been added.

When will new figures be published?
February 2024 figures are expected to be published on March 12, 2024.

Description topics

Pronounced bankruptcies
Pronounced bankruptcies
Number of natural persons with sole proprietorship, companies and institutions that have been declared bankrupt by court ruling.

Bankruptcy
A legal proceeding involving a legal entity (person or company) that has ceased to repay outstanding debts and is declared bankrupt by the court. All assets and income of the entity (the debtor) are seized and used to repay the debts. Bankruptcy may be initiated by a creditor, the debtor or the public prosecutor’s office. After payment of the assets and income to the creditors, the bankruptcy is filed as completed, but the debtor is often not free of debts as any residual debts will remain payable. Moreover, a declaration of bankruptcy at the request of a creditor is only possible if there are debts to other creditors as well.