Lowest number of bankruptcies in over 9 years

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the number of corporate bankruptcies has fallen. In April 2017, it was 42 down from the preceding month. The number of bankruptcies in April was the lowest in over nine years. The largest decrease was recorded in the sectors trade, hotels and restaurants and information and communication.

Number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses), adjusted for court session days
 numberSeries 1
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 J401
2016 F483
2016 M394
2016 A385
2016 M343
2016 J384
2016 J371
2016 A287
2016 S299
2016 O303
2016 N417
2016 D332
17 J334
17 F289
17 M301
17 A259

Downward trend

Adjusted for court session days, the number of bankruptcies peaked in May 2013. Subsequently, the trend was downward. In April 2017, the number of bankruptcies was at its lowest since December 2007.

Most bankruptcies recorded in trade sector

If the number of court session days is not taken into account, 247 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in April 2017. With a total of 43, the trade sector suffered most, although, the number of bankruptcies in this sector was 17 down from March. The number of bankruptcies also declined across most other sectors, with the exception of the sector business services where the number of bankruptcies increased.

Number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) by sector
Financial services36
Specialised business services35
Renting; other business services31
Transport; storage12
Accomodation; food9
Real estate activities8
Information; communication7
Culture; sport; recreation6

The figures in this publication are provisional and can be adjusted.