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. 2022* 2,144 8.4 10,936
A-U All economic activities Companies and institutions 2022* 1,855 8.8 10,479
A-U All economic activities Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 289 5.8 457
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Total entities with/without legal pers. 2022* 31 9.7 175
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Companies and institutions 2022* 27 10.0 171
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 4 8.1 4
B Mining and quarrying Total entities with/without legal pers. 2022* 0 . .
B Mining and quarrying Companies and institutions 2022* 0 . .
B Mining and quarrying Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 0 . .
C Manufacturing Total entities with/without legal pers. 2022* 161 12.4 1,726
C Manufacturing Companies and institutions 2022* 151 12.8 1,710
C Manufacturing Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 10 5.6 16
D Energy supply Total entities with/without legal pers. 2022* 5 8.5 18
D Energy supply Companies and institutions 2022* 5 8.5 18
D Energy supply Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 0 . .
E Water supply and waste management Total entities with/without legal pers. 2022* 5 6.8 60
E Water supply and waste management Companies and institutions 2022* 4 7.6 59
E Water supply and waste management Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 1 3.3 1
F Construction Total entities with/without legal pers. 2022* 341 6.2 1,047
F Construction Companies and institutions 2022* 209 6.7 882
F Construction Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 132 5.4 165
G Wholesale and retail trade Total entities with/without legal pers. 2022* 428 8.4 2,644
G Wholesale and retail trade Companies and institutions 2022* 377 8.7 2,541
G Wholesale and retail trade Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 51 6.1 103
H Transportation and storage Total entities with/without legal pers. 2022* 135 6.8 713
H Transportation and storage Companies and institutions 2022* 110 7.2 658
H Transportation and storage Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 25 4.6 55
I Accommodation and food serving Total entities with/without legal pers. 2022* 134 5.7 605
I Accommodation and food serving Companies and institutions 2022* 120 5.7 570
I Accommodation and food serving Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 14 5.1 34
J Information and communication Total entities with/without legal pers. 2022* 76 6.9 348
J Information and communication Companies and institutions 2022* 72 7.1 344
J Information and communication Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 4 3.2 3
K Financial institutions Total entities with/without legal pers. 2022* 181 11.7 584
K Financial institutions Companies and institutions 2022* 180 11.7 583
K Financial institutions Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 1 5.6 1
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Total entities with/without legal pers. 2022* 37 9.7 45
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Companies and institutions 2022* 35 9.9 44
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 2 5.0 1
M Other specialised business services Total entities with/without legal pers. 2022* 224 9.4 731
M Other specialised business services Companies and institutions 2022* 212 9.7 712
M Other specialised business services Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 12 5.2 18
N Renting and other business support Total entities with/without legal pers. 2022* 164 8.1 671
N Renting and other business support Companies and institutions 2022* 144 8.4 640
N Renting and other business support Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 20 6.0 31
O Public administration and services Total entities with/without legal pers. 2022* 0 . .
O Public administration and services Companies and institutions 2022* 0 . .
O Public administration and services Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 0 . .
P Education Total entities with/without legal pers. 2022* 18 7.8 83
P Education Companies and institutions 2022* 18 7.8 83
P Education Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 0 . .
Q Health and social work activities Total entities with/without legal pers. 2022* 112 8.3 1,087
Q Health and social work activities Companies and institutions 2022* 111 8.3 1,087
Q Health and social work activities Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 1 2.7 0
R Culture, sports and recreation Total entities with/without legal pers. 2022* 32 9.6 116
R Culture, sports and recreation Companies and institutions 2022* 28 10.3 108
R Culture, sports and recreation Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 4 4.4 8
S Other service activities Total entities with/without legal pers. 2022* 51 8.7 276
S Other service activities Companies and institutions 2022* 43 7.4 260
S Other service activities Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 8 15.9 15
Unknown Total entities with/without legal pers. 2022* 9 5.8 8
Unknown Companies and institutions 2022* 9 5.8 8
Unknown Natural persons with sole proprietorship 2022* 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 January 2023:
The results for the fourth quarter of 2022 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
This table will be discontinued by mid-January.

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.