Pronounced Bankruptcies; company age and number of employees


This table contains the numbers of bankruptcy orders issued by Dutch courts, broken down by legal form (natural persons with sole proprietorship, companies and institutions). In addition, the tables contain the average company age and number of employees (in FTEs) at the time of the bankruptcy order.

Data available from: Q1 2015

Status of the figures:
Figures on the most recent quarter are provisional.

Changes as of 14 April, 2020:
The results for the first quarter of 2020 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
The results for the second quarter of 2020 are expected to be published in mid-July 2020.

Pronounced Bankruptcies; company age and number of employees

Sector/branches Type of bankruptcy Periods Pronounced bankruptcies (numbers) Business age in event of bankruptcy (years) Employees in event of bankruptcy (numbers)
A-U All economic activities Total entities with/without legal pers. 2019 1st quarter 930 9.1 8,899
A-U All economic activities Total entities with/without legal pers. 2019 2nd quarter 946 8.8 5,686
A-U All economic activities Total entities with/without legal pers. 2019 3rd quarter 942 9.3 5,498
A-U All economic activities Total entities with/without legal pers. 2019 4th quarter 975 9.2 7,755
A-U All economic activities Total entities with/without legal pers. 2020 1st quarter* 946 9.7 5,497
A-U All economic activities Companies and institutions 2019 1st quarter 767 9.4 8,549
A-U All economic activities Companies and institutions 2019 2nd quarter 818 9.2 5,461
A-U All economic activities Companies and institutions 2019 3rd quarter 796 9.6 5,227
A-U All economic activities Companies and institutions 2019 4th quarter 828 9.5 7,433
A-U All economic activities Companies and institutions 2020 1st quarter* 800 10.1 5,200
A-U All economic activities Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2019 1st quarter 163 7.8 350
A-U All economic activities Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2019 2nd quarter 128 6.1 225
A-U All economic activities Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2019 3rd quarter 146 7.9 271
A-U All economic activities Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2019 4th quarter 147 7.5 322
A-U All economic activities Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2020 1st quarter* 146 7.9 297
Source: CBS.
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