In April this year, 445 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, nearly 100 fewer than in March.
As the number of businesses declared bankrupt in a particular month is closely related to the number of days the courts are in session, it may vary considerably from month to month. Therefore, the three-monthly moving average is a more reliable indicator.
The three-monthly moving average was 504 in April versus 517 in March. Since the summer of 2009, the number of bankruptcies has declined in a gradual, though rather unpredictable manner.
Bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses)
More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.