Again fewer bankruptcies

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the number of business failures dropped by 15 in April this year relative to March, when the decline was 88. Most bankruptcies were filed in the trade sector.

 

Number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses), corrected for court session days
Number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses), corrected for court session days
 number
2012 M601
2012 J624
2012 J643
2012 A528
2012 S579
2012 O629
2012 N615
2012 D692
2013 J751
2013 F793
2013 M745
2013 A728
2013 M816
2013 J742
2013 J689
2013 A636
2013 S623
2013 O658
2013 N607
2013 D588
2014 J633
2014 F645
2014 M556
2014 A648
2014 M583
2014 J492
2014 J566
2014 A490
2014 S487
2014 O563
2014 N517
2014 D465
2015 J500
2015 F505
2015 M574
2015 A470
2015 M456
2015 J427
2015 J441
2015 A333
2015 S339
2015 O395
2015 N411
2015 D420
2015 J400
2015 F480
2015 M392
2015 A377

Erratic trend

Adjusted for court session days, the number of bankruptcies peaked in May 2013 and subsequently dipped in August 2015 to the lowest level since October 2008. Over the next six months, the number of bankruptcies rose almost continuously. In March and April, the number of bankruptcies began to fall again, to below the level of October 2015. Since August 2015, the trend has shown an irregular pattern. The number of bankruptcies over the first four months is 20 percent lower than in the same period last year.

Most bankruptcies recorded in trade sector

If the number of court session days is not taken into account, 355 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in April 2016. With a total of 73, the trade sector accounted for the highest number of bankruptcies. In the sector financial institutions 60 bankruptcies were filed, but these sectors have the highest numbers of businesses.

Number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) by sector, April 2016
Number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) by sector, April 2016
 number
Trade73
Financial services60
Specialised business services43
Construction34
Manufacturing30
Renting; other business services28
Accommodation; food16
Information; communciation12
Transport; storage11
Care10
Real estate activities8
Culture; sport; recreation7


The numbers in this publication are provisional and can be adjusted

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