Bankruptcies; key figures

Bankruptcies; key figures

Type of bankruptcie Periods Pronounced bankruptcies (Numbers)
Total legal forms all nationalities 2019 October 393
Total legal forms all nationalities 2019 November 366
Total legal forms all nationalities 2019 December 354
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 January 345
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 February 373
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 March 365
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 April 397
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 May 364
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 June 350
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 July 253
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 August 211
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 September 290
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 October* 214
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2019 October 58
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2019 November 49
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2019 December 32
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 January 46
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 February 52
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 March 38
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 April 31
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 May 48
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 June 52
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 July 30
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 August 21
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 September 42
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 October* 30
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2019 October 46
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2019 November 47
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2019 December 53
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 January 45
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 February 64
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 March 37
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 April 45
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 May 54
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 June 34
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 July 29
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 August 24
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 September 37
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 October* 22
Companies and institutions 2019 October 289
Companies and institutions 2019 November 270
Companies and institutions 2019 December 269
Companies and institutions 2020 January 254
Companies and institutions 2020 February 257
Companies and institutions 2020 March 290
Companies and institutions 2020 April 321
Companies and institutions 2020 May 262
Companies and institutions 2020 June 264
Companies and institutions 2020 July 194
Companies and institutions 2020 August 166
Companies and institutions 2020 September 211
Companies and institutions 2020 October* 162
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 November 12, 2020:
The results of the October 2020 figures have been added.

When will new figures be published?
November 2020 figures are expected to be published on 11 December 2020.

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.