Again slightly more bankruptcies
|Jaar||maand||number of bankrupties|
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, 247 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in August 2018. With a total of 51, the trade sector suffered most.
Trade is among the sectors with the highest number of businesses. In August, the number of bankruptcies was relatively highest in the transport and storage sector.
|Renting, other business services||22|
|Specialised business services||21|
|Accommodation and food services||14|
|Information & communication||11|
|Culture, sports, recreation||5|
|Real estate activities||3|
The figures in this publication are provisional and can be adjusted.
- Dossier - Business Cycle