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 2022 * 2,144
Nat. person with sole proprietorship A-U All economic activities 2022 * 289
Companies and institutions A-U All economic activities 2022 * 1,855
Source: CBS.
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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) and business activity.

Data available from: January 2009

Status of the figures:
Figures on 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.

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.