Bankruptcies; key figures

Bankruptcies; key figures

Type of bankruptcy Periods Pronounced bankruptcies (Numbers)
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 September 291
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 October 222
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 November 232
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 December 229
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 January 197
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 February 162
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 March 223
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 April 182
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 May 176
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 June 185
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 July 143
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 August** 151
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 September* 159
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 September 42
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 October 38
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 November 29
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 December 28
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 January 37
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 February 26
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 March 29
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 April 36
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 May 23
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 June 23
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 July 23
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 August** 27
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 September* 23
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 September 37
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 October 22
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 November 35
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 December 48
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 January 25
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 February 29
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 March 29
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 April 27
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 May 29
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 June 24
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 July 17
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 August** 14
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 September* 24
Companies and institutions 2020 September 212
Companies and institutions 2020 October 162
Companies and institutions 2020 November 168
Companies and institutions 2020 December 153
Companies and institutions 2021 January 135
Companies and institutions 2021 February 107
Companies and institutions 2021 March 165
Companies and institutions 2021 April 119
Companies and institutions 2021 May 124
Companies and institutions 2021 June 138
Companies and institutions 2021 July 103
Companies and institutions 2021 August** 110
Companies and institutions 2021 September* 112
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


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 October 12, 2021:
The September 2021 figures have been added.

When will new figures be published?
October 2021 figures are expected to be published on November 12, 2021.

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.