Lowest number of bankruptcies in 8 years

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the number of bankruptcies decreased further, by 88 in August 2016 compared to July. Adjusted for court session days, the number of bankruptcies reached the lowest level since August 2008. 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 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 J370
2016 A282

Downward trend

Adjusted for court session days, the number of bankruptcies peaked in May 2013 and then began to fall. In August 2015, the lowest level since October 2008 was reached, subsequently followed by a period of ups and downs.

In August 2016, the number of bankruptcies was lower than in August 2015 and reached the lowest level since August 2008. Over the first eight months of 2016, the number of bankruptcies was down by nearly one-fifth from the same period in 2015.

Most bankruptcies recorded in trade sector

If the number of court session days is not taken into account, 317 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in August 2016. With a total of 63, the trade sector accounted for the highest number of bankruptcies. In the sector financial services, 61 bankruptcies were filed, but these two sectors include the highest number of businesses. Proportionally, the sector hotels and restaurants accounted for many bankruptcies.

Number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) by sector
Number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) by sector
 number
Trade63
Financial services61
Specialised business services41
Construction30
Manufacturing20
Accommodation; food20
Renting; other business services20
Information; communciation16
Real estate activities14
Transport; storage11
Care5
Culture; sport; recreation3

The numbers in this publication are provisional and can be adjusted

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