Adjusted for court session days, the number of bankruptcies peaked in May 2013 and subsequently started to decline over a period lasting until August 2016, when it dipped to its lowest level since August 2008. This was followed by an upward trend lasting several months, after which the declining trend resumed in December and subsequently in January 2017.
Most bankruptcies recorded in trade sector
If the number of court session days is not taken into account, 371 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in January 2017. With a total of 83 the trade sector was hit the hardest. In the financial sector, 67 bankruptcies were filed.
Trade and financial services are among the sectors with the highest number of businesses. In January, the number of bankruptcies was relatively high in the sector transport and storage.
The numbers in this publication are provisional and can be adjusted.