Lowest level bankruptcies of this century

The number of corporate bankruptcies has decreased, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS). There were 48 fewer bankruptcies in February 2018 than in the previous month. This constitutes the lowest number of bankruptcies since 2001. Most bankruptcies in February were recorded in the trade sector.

 number of bankruptcies
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
2017 J336
2017 F292
2017 M304
2017 A263
2017 M281
2017 J300
2017 J266
2017 A231
2017 S237
2017 O261
2017 N251
2017 D269
2018 J274
2018 F226

Downward trend

The number of bankruptcies shows an irregular pattern with many ups and downs. Adjusted for court session days, the number of bankruptcies peaked in May 2013. This was followed by a downward trend. The number of bankruptcies reached the lowest level of this century.

Most bankruptcies recorded in trade sector

If the number of court session days is not taken into account, 217 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in February 2018. With a total of 41, the trade sector suffered most.

Trade is among the sectors with the highest number of businesses. In February, the number of bankruptcies was relatively highest in the sector transport and storage.

 number
Trade41
Financial services32
Construction22
Specialised business services21
Transport, storage21
Manufacturing16
Accommodation, food15
Renting, other business services12
Information & communication11
Culture, sports, recreation5
Care3
Real estate activities3

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

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