Pronounced Bankruptcies; company age and number of employees

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. 2021 3rd quarter* 380 8.6 1,192
A-U All economic activities Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 325 9.0 1,080
A-U All economic activities Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 55 5.9 112
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021 3rd quarter* 3 30.2 7
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 2 23.7 3
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 1 43.4 4
B Mining and quarrying Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021 3rd quarter* 0 . .
B Mining and quarrying Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 0 . .
B Mining and quarrying Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 0 . .
C Manufacturing Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021 3rd quarter* 22 9.0 110
C Manufacturing Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 22 9.0 110
C Manufacturing Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 0 . .
D Energy supply Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021 3rd quarter* 1 11.2 8
D Energy supply Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 1 11.2 8
D Energy supply Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 0 . .
E Water supply and waste management Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021 3rd quarter* 1 8.9 4
E Water supply and waste management Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 1 8.9 4
E Water supply and waste management Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 0 . .
F Construction Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021 3rd quarter* 72 6.7 136
F Construction Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 43 7.6 91
F Construction Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 29 5.4 45
G Wholesale and retail trade Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021 3rd quarter* 64 9.1 144
G Wholesale and retail trade Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 59 9.6 138
G Wholesale and retail trade Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 5 3.2 6
H Transportation and storage Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021 3rd quarter* 17 3.7 87
H Transportation and storage Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 13 3.9 66
H Transportation and storage Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 4 2.8 21
I Accommodation and food serving Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021 3rd quarter* 20 9.3 104
I Accommodation and food serving Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 19 9.6 103
I Accommodation and food serving Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 1 3.7 1
J Information and communication Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021 3rd quarter* 19 5.8 57
J Information and communication Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 18 6.1 56
J Information and communication Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 1 1.6 1
K Financial institutions Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021 3rd quarter* 39 12.1 56
K Financial institutions Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 39 12.1 56
K Financial institutions Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 0 . .
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021 3rd quarter* 4 4.7 0
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 4 4.7 0
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 0 . .
M Other specialised business services Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021 3rd quarter* 49 8.9 147
M Other specialised business services Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 45 9.5 142
M Other specialised business services Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 4 3.2 5
N Renting and other business support Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021 3rd quarter* 30 8.4 78
N Renting and other business support Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 23 9.3 64
N Renting and other business support Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 7 5.7 15
O Public administration and services Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021 3rd quarter* 0 . .
O Public administration and services Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 0 . .
O Public administration and services Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 0 . .
P Education Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021 3rd quarter* 5 9.5 6
P Education Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 4 6.5 5
P Education Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 1 21.5 1
Q Health and social work activities Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021 3rd quarter* 22 6.0 210
Q Health and social work activities Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 20 5.9 197
Q Health and social work activities Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 2 6.7 13
R Culture, sports and recreation Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021 3rd quarter* 4 16.9 8
R Culture, sports and recreation Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 4 16.9 8
R Culture, sports and recreation Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 0 . .
S Other service activities Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021 3rd quarter* 4 13.6 26
S Other service activities Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 4 13.6 26
S Other service activities Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 0 . .
Unknown Total entities with/without legal pers. 2021 3rd quarter* 4 . 4
Unknown Companies and institutions 2021 3rd quarter* 4 . 4
Unknown Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2021 3rd quarter* 0 . .
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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 October, 2021:
The results for the third quarter of 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
The results for the fourth quarter of 2021 are expected to be published in mid-January 2022.

Description topics

Pronounced bankruptcies
Pronounced bankruptcies
Number of natural persons with sole proprietorship, companies and institutions that have been declared bankrupt by court ruling.

Bankruptcy
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.