Slightly more bankruptcies in July

The number of corporate bankruptcies has increased slightly, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS). There were 3 more bankruptcies in July 2018 than in the previous month. Most bankruptcies in July 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
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 F233
2018 M267
2018 A267
2018 M260
2018 J249
2018 J252

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, 287 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in July 2018. With a total of 59, the trade sector suffered most.

Trade is among the sectors with the highest number of businesses. In July, the number of bankruptcies was relatively highest in the accommodation and food services sector.

Number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) by sector, July 2018
 number
Trade59
Specialised business services35
Financial services34
Construction26
Accommodation and food services26
Renting, other business services21
Manufacturing20
Transport, storage16
Information & communication13
Care6
Real estate activities5
Culture, sports, recreation4

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

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