Bankruptcies; enterprises, SIC 2008

Bankruptcies; enterprises, SIC 2008

Type of bankruptcy Sector/branches (SIC 2008) Periods Pronounced bankruptcies (number)
Total entities with/without legal pers. A-U All economic activities 2023 May 291
Total entities with/without legal pers. A-U All economic activities 2023 June 288
Total entities with/without legal pers. A-U All economic activities 2023 July 242
Total entities with/without legal pers. A-U All economic activities 2023 August 309
Total entities with/without legal pers. A-U All economic activities 2023 September 280
Total entities with/without legal pers. A-U All economic activities 2023 October 332
Total entities with/without legal pers. A-U All economic activities 2023 November 287
Total entities with/without legal pers. A-U All economic activities 2023 December 296
Total entities with/without legal pers. A-U All economic activities 2024 January 420
Total entities with/without legal pers. A-U All economic activities 2024 February 320
Total entities with/without legal pers. A-U All economic activities 2024 March** 313
Total entities with/without legal pers. A-U All economic activities 2024 April* 402
Nat. person with sole proprietorship A-U All economic activities 2023 May 31
Nat. person with sole proprietorship A-U All economic activities 2023 June 27
Nat. person with sole proprietorship A-U All economic activities 2023 July 35
Nat. person with sole proprietorship A-U All economic activities 2023 August 42
Nat. person with sole proprietorship A-U All economic activities 2023 September 36
Nat. person with sole proprietorship A-U All economic activities 2023 October 50
Nat. person with sole proprietorship A-U All economic activities 2023 November 26
Nat. person with sole proprietorship A-U All economic activities 2023 December 31
Nat. person with sole proprietorship A-U All economic activities 2024 January 57
Nat. person with sole proprietorship A-U All economic activities 2024 February 29
Nat. person with sole proprietorship A-U All economic activities 2024 March** 41
Nat. person with sole proprietorship A-U All economic activities 2024 April* 50
Companies and institutions A-U All economic activities 2023 May 260
Companies and institutions A-U All economic activities 2023 June 261
Companies and institutions A-U All economic activities 2023 July 207
Companies and institutions A-U All economic activities 2023 August 267
Companies and institutions A-U All economic activities 2023 September 244
Companies and institutions A-U All economic activities 2023 October 282
Companies and institutions A-U All economic activities 2023 November 261
Companies and institutions A-U All economic activities 2023 December 265
Companies and institutions A-U All economic activities 2024 January 363
Companies and institutions A-U All economic activities 2024 February 291
Companies and institutions A-U All economic activities 2024 March** 272
Companies and institutions A-U All economic activities 2024 April* 352
Source: CBS.
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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) and business activity.

Data available from: January 2009

Status of the figures:
Figures on the last two months are provisional.

Changes as of May 13, 2024:
The April 2024 figures have been added.

When will new figures be published?
May 2024 figures are expected to be published on June 12, 2024.

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.