In June, 596 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt. Over the first six months of 2012, the number of bankruptcies soared: 3,750 businesses and institutions went bankrupt, i.e. a 25 percent increase relative to the first six months of 2011.
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. The three-month moving average stood at 624, as against 617 in May.
Bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses)
More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.