|Type of bankruptcy||Periods||Pronounced bankruptcies (numbers)||Business age in event of bankruptcy (years)||Employees in event of bankruptcy (numbers)|
|Total entities with/without legal pers.||2019 4th quarter||975||9.2||7,755|
|Total entities with/without legal pers.||2020 1st quarter||947||9.8||5,497|
|Total entities with/without legal pers.||2020 2nd quarter||980||9.8||6,056|
|Total entities with/without legal pers.||2020 3rd quarter||662||9.5||4,293|
|Total entities with/without legal pers.||2020 4th quarter*||587||9.7||2,325|
|Companies and institutions||2019 4th quarter||828||9.5||7,433|
|Companies and institutions||2020 1st quarter||801||10.1||5,200|
|Companies and institutions||2020 2nd quarter||847||9.8||5,799|
|Companies and institutions||2020 3rd quarter||572||9.8||4,120|
|Companies and institutions||2020 4th quarter*||483||9.8||2,149|
|Natural persons with sole proprietorship||2019 4th quarter||147||7.5||322|
|Natural persons with sole proprietorship||2020 1st quarter||146||7.9||297|
|Natural persons with sole proprietorship||2020 2nd quarter||133||9.9||258|
|Natural persons with sole proprietorship||2020 3rd quarter||90||7.6||174|
|Natural persons with sole proprietorship||2020 4th quarter*||104||9.0||176|
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 12 January, 2021:
The results for the fourth quarter of 2020 have been added.
When will new figures be published?
The results for the first quarter of 2021 are expected to be published in mid-April 2021.
- Pronounced bankruptcies
- Pronounced bankruptcies
Number of natural persons with sole proprietorship, companies and institutions that have been declared bankrupt by court ruling.
A legal proceeding involving a legal entity (person or company) that has ceased to repay outstanding debts and is declared bankrupt by the court. All assets and income of the entity (the debtor) are seized and used to repay the debts. Bankruptcy may be initiated by a creditor, the debtor or the public prosecutor’s office. After payment of the assets and income to the creditors, the bankruptcy is filed as completed, but the debtor is often not free of debts as any residual debts will remain payable. Moreover, a declaration of bankruptcy at the request of a creditor is only possible if there are debts to other creditors as well.
- Business age in event of bankruptcy
- The number of years between the date of bankruptcy of a company and the founding date of that company.
- Employees in event of bankruptcy
- Employees (Employed persons) involved in the bankruptcy, expressed in full-time equivalents (FTEs). Employed person is a person who has a job at a company established in the Netherlands or at a private household in the Netherlands.
In this investigation, hired and / or seconded staff and temporary workers are counted as persons employed by the company, not staff hired to third parties.