Bankruptcies; key figures

Bankruptcies; key figures

Type of bankruptcy Periods Pronounced bankruptcies (Numbers)
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 September 162
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 October 144
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 November 234
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 December 170
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 January 143
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 February 194
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 March 207
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 April 132
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 May 241
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 June 168
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 July** 162
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 August* 194
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 September 12, 2022:
The August 2022 figures have been added.

When will new figures be published?
September 2022 figures are expected to be published on October 12, 2022.

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.