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 January* 248
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 February* 309
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 March* 244
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 April* 266
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 May* 289
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 June* 328
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 July* 283
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 August* 290
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 September* 319
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 October* 313
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 November* 331
Total legal forms all nationalities 2023 December* 433
Total legal forms all nationalities 2024 January* 412
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 January* 20
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 February* 32
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 March* 32
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 April* 27
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 May* 34
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 June* 26
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 July* 26
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 August* 22
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 September* 23
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 October* 21
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 November* 32
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2023 December* 43
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2024 January* 46
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 January* 31
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 February* 33
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 March* 29
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 April* 30
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* 44
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 November* 27
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2023 December* 42
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2024 January* 49
Companies and institutions 2023 January* 197
Companies and institutions 2023 February* 244
Companies and institutions 2023 March* 183
Companies and institutions 2023 April* 209
Companies and institutions 2023 May* 228
Companies and institutions 2023 June* 273
Companies and institutions 2023 July* 219
Companies and institutions 2023 August* 232
Companies and institutions 2023 September* 257
Companies and institutions 2023 October* 248
Companies and institutions 2023 November* 272
Companies and institutions 2023 December* 348
Companies and institutions 2024 January* 317
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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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 February 12, 2024:
The January 2024 figures have been added.

When will new figures be published?
February 2024 figures are expected to be published on March 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.