Pronounced Bankruptcies; company age and number of employees

Pronounced Bankruptcies; company age and number of employees

Sector/branches Type of bankruptcy Periods Business age in event of bankruptcy (years)
E Water supply and waste management Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021* 6.2
E Water supply and waste management Companies and institutions 2021* 6.4
E Water supply and waste management Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021* 5.1
H Transportation and storage Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021* 5.7
H Transportation and storage Companies and institutions 2021* 6.1
H Transportation and storage Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021* 4.6
Source: CBS.
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Table description


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, 2022:
The results for the fourth quarter of 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
The results for the first quarter of 2022 are expected to be published in mid-April 2022.

Description topics

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.