More bankruptcies in March

11/04/2017 15:00
According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the number of company bankruptcies has risen marginally. In March 2017, the number of bankruptcies was 11 up from the preceding month. Most bankruptcies were recorded in the trade sector.

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728
816
742
689
636
623
658
607
588
633
645
556
648
583
492
566
490
487
563
517
465
500
505
574
470
456
427
441
333
339
395
411
420
401
483
394
385
343
384
371
287
299
303
417
332
334
289
300

Downward trend

Adjusted for court session days, the number of bankruptcies peaked in May 2013 and then started to decline until August 2016, when it reached its lowest level since May 2013. Subsequently, the number of bankruptcies rose again until December. Since then, the trend has been downward.

Most bankruptcies recorded in trade sector

If the number of court session days is not taken into account, 293 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in March 2017. With a total of 60, the trade sector took the hardest hit. In the sector financial institutions and the construction sector 40 bankruptcies were filed.

Trade and financial services are among the sectors with the highest number of businesses. Proportionally, the number of bankruptcies was high in the sector hotels and restaurants in March.

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60
40
40
35
22
20
18
16
14
6
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The figures in this publication are provisional and can be adjusted.

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