In January this year, 680 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, an increase by more than 160 relative to December last year.
As the number of businesses declared bankrupt in a particular month is closely related to the number of days courts are in session, it may vary considerably from month to month. Therefore, the three-month moving average is a more reliable indicator.
With 611, the three-month moving average was considerably up from December (559). Since the summer of 2011, the number of bankruptcies has risen rapidly.
Bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses)
More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.