Bankruptcies; key figures

Bankruptcies; key figures

Type of bankruptcy Periods Pronounced bankruptcies (Numbers)
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 195
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 September 181
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 October 242
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 November** 300
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 December* 266
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 December 13
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 January 13
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 February 25
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 March 18
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 April 24
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 May 31
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 June 13
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 July 22
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 August 24
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 September 17
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 October 38
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 November** 41
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 December* 21
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 December 23
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 January 18
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 February 20
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 March 21
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 April 21
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 May 33
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 June 26
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 July 21
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 August 22
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 September 21
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 October 22
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 November** 34
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 December* 30
Companies and institutions 2021 December 134
Companies and institutions 2022 January 112
Companies and institutions 2022 February 149
Companies and institutions 2022 March 168
Companies and institutions 2022 April 87
Companies and institutions 2022 May 177
Companies and institutions 2022 June 129
Companies and institutions 2022 July 119
Companies and institutions 2022 August 149
Companies and institutions 2022 September 143
Companies and institutions 2022 October 182
Companies and institutions 2022 November** 225
Companies and institutions 2022 December* 215
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 January 12, 2023:
The December 2022 figures have been added.

When will new figures be published?
January 2023 figures are expected to be published on February 13, 2023.

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.