Bankruptcies; enterprises, regions

Bankruptcies; enterprises, regions

Type of bankruptcy Regions Periods Pronounced bankruptcies (Number)
Total entities with/without legal pers. Limburg (PV) 2021* 122
Total entities with/without legal pers. Noord-Limburg (CR) 2021* 16
Total entities with/without legal pers. Midden-Limburg (CR) 2021* 38
Total entities with/without legal pers. Zuid-Limburg (CR) 2021* 68
Nat. person with sole proprietorship Limburg (PV) 2021* 19
Nat. person with sole proprietorship Noord-Limburg (CR) 2021* 2
Nat. person with sole proprietorship Midden-Limburg (CR) 2021* 2
Nat. person with sole proprietorship Zuid-Limburg (CR) 2021* 15
Companies and institutions Limburg (PV) 2021* 103
Companies and institutions Noord-Limburg (CR) 2021* 14
Companies and institutions Midden-Limburg (CR) 2021* 36
Companies and institutions Zuid-Limburg (CR) 2021* 53
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 regions.

Data available from: January 2009

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

Changes as of January 12, 2022:
The December 2021 figures have been added.

When will new figures be published?
January 2022 figures are expected to be published on February 11, 2022.

Description topics

Pronounced bankruptcies
Pronounced bankruptcies
The number of natural persons with sole proprietorship and companies and institutions that has been declared bankrupt by court ruling.

Bankruptcy
State in which the judge can declare a legal unit that has ceased to pay. The assets and revenues of that legal unit (the debtor) are then taken to pay off the debts. The bankruptcy can be pronounced at the request of a creditor, the debtor himself or the Public Prosecution Service. After the income and assets have been paid out to creditors, the bankruptcy is terminated but the debtor is often not debt-free. Residual debts remain due and payable. The bankruptcy of a legal entity at the request of a creditor can only be made if there is also a debt to another creditor.