Fewer bankruptcies

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the number of bankruptcies decreased by 16 in July 2016 relative to June. In June, the number of bankruptcies had increased. 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 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 M342
2016 J383
2016 J367

Downward trend

Adjusted for court session days, the number of bankruptcies peaked in May 2013 and subsequently began to fall, reaching the lowest level in August 2015 since October 2008. During the next six months, the number of bankruptcies rose almost continuously and then declined again in the following three months. In June, the number of bankruptcies rose, but fell again in July.

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. Over the first seven month of 2016, the number of bankruptcies was nearly 20 percent down from the same period last year.

Most bankruptcies recorded in trade sector

If the number of court session days is not taken into account, 346 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in July 2016. With a total of 64, the trade sector accounted for the highest number of bankruptcies. In the sector financial services, 52 bankruptcies were filed, but these two sectors include the highest number of businesses. Proportionally, the sectors transport and storage and hotels and restaurants accounted for many bankruptcies.

Number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) by sector, July 2016
Number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) by sector, July 2016
 number
Trade64
Financial services52
Specialised business services47
Construction36
Manufacturing25
Transport; storage19
Real estate activities19
Accommodation; food17
Care17
Renting; other business services15
Information; communciation14
Culture; sport; recreation4

The numbers in this publication are provisional and can be adjusted

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