In April this year, 443 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 503 in April versus 518 in March. Since the summer of 2009, the number of bankruptcies has declined in a gradual, though rather unpredictable manner.
The figures published in this update have been adjusted from those published on 11 May 2011. The revision is based on new and more detailed information.
Bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses)
More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.