Number of bankruptcies continues to rise

11/02/2013 09:30

In January this year, 715 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt. The number of bankruptcies remains high. Throughout 2012, nearly 7400 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) went bankrupt, the highest annual number ever recorded.

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 616 in January and has varied around 600 for six months 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.          

For more information on economic indicators, the reader is referred to the Economic Monitor.