Number of bankruptcies remains stable

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the number of bankruptcies was the same in April 2018 as in the preceding month. In March the number rose by 34. Most bankruptcies in April were recorded in the trade sector.

Number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses), adjusted for court sessions days
   number of bankruptcies
2014M583
J492
J566
A490
S487
O563
N517
D465
2015J500
F505
M574
A470
M456
J427
J441
A333
S339
O395
N411
D420
2016J401
F483
M394
A385
M343
J384
J371
A287
S299
O303
N417
D332
2017J336
F292
M304
A263
M281
J300
J266
A231
S237
O261
N251
D269
2018J274
F233
M267
A267

Flat 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, reaching its lowest level (since 2001) in August 2017. The trend has been more or less flat since then.

Most bankruptcies recorded in trade sector

If the number of court session days is not taken into account, 252 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in April 2018. With a total of 50, the trade sector suffered most.

Trade is among the sectors with the highest number of businesses. In April, the number of bankruptcies was relatively highest in the sector hotels and restaurants.

Number of bankrupties of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) by sector, April 2018
 number
Trade50
Financial services38
Specialised business services24
Renting, other business services23
Construction17
Manufacturing17
Accommodation, food16
Information & communication16
Care15
Transport, storage11
Real estate activities7
Culture, sports, recreation6

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

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