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 2023 May 285
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 June 323
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 July 279
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 August 286
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 September 315
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 October 305
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 November 326
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 December 428
Total legal forms all nationalities 2024 January* 414
Total legal forms all nationalities 2024 February* 372
Total legal forms all nationalities 2024 March* 366
Total legal forms all nationalities 2024 April* 376
Total legal forms all nationalities 2024 May* 363
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 May 33
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 June 25
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 July 25
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 August 21
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 September 22
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 October 20
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 November 31
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 December 43
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2024 January* 48
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2024 February* 32
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2024 March* 33
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2024 April* 22
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2024 May* 27
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 May 27
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 June 29
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 July 38
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 August 36
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 September 39
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 October 40
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 November 27
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 December 42
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2024 January* 49
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2024 February* 31
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2024 March* 44
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2024 April* 43
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2024 May* 30
Companies and institutions 2023 May 225
Companies and institutions 2023 June 269
Companies and institutions 2023 July 216
Companies and institutions 2023 August 229
Companies and institutions 2023 September 254
Companies and institutions 2023 October 245
Companies and institutions 2023 November 268
Companies and institutions 2023 December 343
Companies and institutions 2024 January* 317
Companies and institutions 2024 February* 309
Companies and institutions 2024 March* 289
Companies and institutions 2024 April* 311
Companies and institutions 2024 May* 306
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). 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 June 12, 2024:
The May 2024 figures have been added.

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

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.