More bankruptcies

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the number of business failures increased by 38 in June 2016 relative to May after three months of decline. Again, 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 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
2016 J400
2016 F480
2016 M393
2016 A384
2016 M340
2016 J378

Downward trend

Adjusted for court session days, the number of bankruptcies peaked in May 2013 and subsequently began to fall. In August 2015, it reached the lowest level since October 2008. During the next six months, the number of bankruptcies rose almost continuously and then started to decline again. In June, however, the number of bankruptcies started to rise again.

Adjusted for court session days, the number of bankruptcies shows an irregular pattern with ups and downs. Since May 2013 the trend has been downward. In the first half of 2016, the number of bankruptcies is nearly 20 percent down from the first half of 2015.

Most bankruptcies recorded in trade sector

If the number of court session days is not taken into account, 361 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in June 2016. With a total of 77, the trade sector accounted for the highest number of bankruptcies. In the sector financial institutions, 62 bankruptcies were filed, but these two sectors include the highest number of businesses. In relative terms, the sector hotels and restaurants accounted for the highest number of bankruptcies.

Number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) by sector, June 2016
Number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) by sector, June 2016
 number
Trade77
Financial services62
Specialised business services49
Construction29
Manufacturing25
Renting; other business services21
Accommodation; food18
Care17
Transport; storage16
Information; communciation10
Culture; sport; recreation9
Real estate activities8

The numbers in this publication are provisional and can be adjusted


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