Slightly more bankruptcies in September

10/10/2011 15:00

In September 2011, 530 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, approximately 30 more than in August.

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-month moving average is a more reliable indicator.

The three-month moving average was 499 in September versus 468 in August. The number of bankruptcies has fluctuated around the 500 mark for almost a year now.

Bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses)

Bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses)

More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.