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
Jaarmaandnumber of bankruptcies
2014A490
2014S487
2014O563
2014N517
2014D465
2015J500
2015F505
2015M574
2015A470
2015M456
2015J427
2015J441
2015A333
2015S339
2015O395
2015N411
2015D420
2016J401
2016F483
2016M394
2016A385
2016M343
2016J384
2016J371
2016A287
2016S299
2016O303
2016N417
2016D332
2017J336
2017F292
2017M304
2017A263
2017M281
2017J300
2017J266
2017A231
2017S237
2017O261
2017N251
2017D269
2018J274
2018F233
2018M267
2018A267
2018M260
2018J249
2018J252

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
sectornumber
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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