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 2021 December 171
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 January* 152
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 February* 209
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 March* 180
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 April* 145
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 May* 216
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 June* 176
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 July* 170
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 August* 168
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 September* 189
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 October* 257
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 November* 263
Total legal forms all nationalities 2022 December* 283
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2021 December 12
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 January* 14
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 February* 26
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 March* 16
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 April* 27
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 May* 29
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 June* 13
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 July* 23
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 August* 21
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 September* 17
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 October* 40
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 November* 36
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2022 December* 22
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2021 December 24
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 January* 19
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 February* 24
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 March* 18
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 April* 22
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 May* 29
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 June* 27
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 July* 22
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 August* 19
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 September* 23
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 October* 24
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 November* 30
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2022 December* 32
Companies and institutions 2021 December 135
Companies and institutions 2022 January* 119
Companies and institutions 2022 February* 159
Companies and institutions 2022 March* 146
Companies and institutions 2022 April* 96
Companies and institutions 2022 May* 158
Companies and institutions 2022 June* 136
Companies and institutions 2022 July* 125
Companies and institutions 2022 August* 128
Companies and institutions 2022 September* 149
Companies and institutions 2022 October* 193
Companies and institutions 2022 November* 197
Companies and institutions 2022 December* 229
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 January 12, 2023:
The December 2022 figures have been added.

Changes as of August 12, 2022:
Due to new insights in the process of court day corrections, figures from 2018 to 2021 were reviewed and most of these figures are (slightly) corrected.

When will new figures be published?
January 2023 figures are expected to be published on February 13, 2023.

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.