Bankruptcies; key figures

Bankruptcies; key figures

Type of bankruptcy Periods Pronounced bankruptcies (Numbers)
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 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** 180
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 May* 174
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 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** 35
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 May* 22
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
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** 26
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 May* 29
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 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* 123
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 June 11, 2021:
The May 2021 figures have been added.

When will new figures be published?
June 2021 figures are expected to be published on July 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.