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 2019 September 364
Total legal forms all nationalities 2019 October 342
Total legal forms all nationalities 2019 November 390
Total legal forms all nationalities 2019 December 318
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 January 375
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 February 395
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 March 327
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 April 411
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 May 370
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 June 308
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 July 268
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 August 222
Total legal forms all nationalities 2020 September* 245
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2019 September 48
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2019 October 50
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2019 November 52
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2019 December 27
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 January 53
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 February 56
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 March 35
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 April 30
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 May 50
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 June 48
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 July 32
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 August 21
Nat. person without sole proprietorship 2020 September* 39
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2019 September 59
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2019 October 39
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2019 November 50
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2019 December 48
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 January 50
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 February 68
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 March 33
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 April 46
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 May 55
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 June 29
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 July 31
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 August 26
Nat. person with sole proprietorship 2020 September* 23
Companies and institutions 2019 September 257
Companies and institutions 2019 October 253
Companies and institutions 2019 November 288
Companies and institutions 2019 December 243
Companies and institutions 2020 January 272
Companies and institutions 2020 February 271
Companies and institutions 2020 March 259
Companies and institutions 2020 April 335
Companies and institutions 2020 May 265
Companies and institutions 2020 June 231
Companies and institutions 2020 July 205
Companies and institutions 2020 August 175
Companies and institutions 2020 September* 183
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, 2020:
The results of the September 2020 figures have been added.

When will new figures be published?
October 2020 figures are expected to be published on November 12, 2020.

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.