Bankruptcies, adjusted for court session days

Bankruptcies, adjusted for court session days

Type of bankruptcy Periods Bankruptcies (session day corrected) (number)
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 September 255
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 October 236
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 November 247
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 December 206
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 January* 209
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 February* 173
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 March* 193
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 April* 192
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 May* 187
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 June* 160
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 July* 152
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 August* 137
Total legal forms all nationalities 2021 September* 162
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 September 37
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 October 40
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 November 30
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 December 24
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 January* 40
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 February* 28
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 March* 23
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 April* 38
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 May* 25
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 June* 18
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 July* 25
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 August* 25
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 September* 21
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 September 32
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 October 24
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 November 37
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 December 43
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 January* 27
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 February* 31
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 March* 25
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 April* 29
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 May* 31
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 June* 21
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 July* 18
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 August* 13
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 September* 24
Companies and institutions 2020 September 186
Companies and institutions 2020 October 172
Companies and institutions 2020 November 180
Companies and institutions 2020 December 139
Companies and institutions 2021 January* 142
Companies and institutions 2021 February* 114
Companies and institutions 2021 March* 145
Companies and institutions 2021 April* 125
Companies and institutions 2021 May* 131
Companies and institutions 2021 June* 121
Companies and institutions 2021 July* 109
Companies and institutions 2021 August* 99
Companies and institutions 2021 September* 117
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). The outcomes have been corrected for the effects of session days of the courts. Usually, bankruptcies are pronounced on a fixed day in the week, mostly Tuesday. As a result, a calendar month may contain four or five so-called session days. As a result, the number of pronounced bankruptcies can fluctuate from month to month. The series of outcomes in this publication have been cleaned for the effect of session days.

Data available from: January 1981

Status of the figures:
The results are provisional during the year under review. The results will be declared definite in the first quarter following the year under review.

Changes as of October 12, 2021:
The September 2021 figures have been added.

When will new figures be published?
October 2021 figures are expected to be published on November 12, 2021.

Description topics

Bankruptcies (session day corrected)
The number of natural persons (with and without sole proprietorship), companies and institutions declared bankrupt by court ruling, corrected for the effect of the number of session days per month of courts.

Bankruptcy
State which a legal unit is declared to have entered by the court when it 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.