32 bankruptcies in week 34

In week 34, 32 companies and institutions including sole proprietorships were declared bankrupt, as reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS). This is 29 fewer than in week 33. In the first 34 weeks of 2020, altogether 2,320 bankruptcies were pronounced among companies and institutions in the Netherlands. This is 138 down on the same period in 2019.

Throughout the coronavirus crisis, CBS is providing weekly updates on the number of bankruptcies pronounced by Dutch courts. The weekly updates are normally released on Thursdays at 12.00 p.m.

Not including sole proprietorships, there were 28 bankruptcies in week 34. This is 25 down on the previous week. In addition, 4 sole proprietorships were declared bankrupt, 4 fewer than in the previous week.

Number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (including sole proprietorships), weekly
YearWeekBankruptcies
2019117
2019274
2019369
2019482
2019587
2019671
2019784
2019864
2019983
20191074
20191163
20191285
20191380
20191485
20191581
20191688
20191764
20191858
20191972
20192056
20192178
20192283
20192359
20192464
20192581
20192678
20192775
20192874
20192976
20193064
20193170
20193267
20193378
20193474
20193565
20193649
20193787
20193893
20193969
20194064
20194174
20194269
20194345
20194495
20194574
20194684
20194778
20194879
20194981
20195071
20195196
20195254
2020125
2020272
2020370
2020473
2020582
2020667
20207114
2020873
2020968
20201080
20201176
20201268
20201347
20201474
20201597
20201665
202017112
20201880
20201957
20202092
20202185
20202279
20202372
20202460
20202586
20202631
20202765
20202864
20202957
20203038
20203153
20203245
20203361
20203432
202035
202036
202037
202038
202039
202040
202041
202042
202043
202044
202045
202046
202047
202048
202049
202050
202051
202052

Most bankruptcies recorded in manufacturing and wholesale

Of all sectors, manufacturing and wholesale recorded the highest number of bankruptcies, namely 5 each. This is 1 more for manufacturing and 2 fewer for wholesale than in the previous week. Furthermore, 4 companies were declared bankrupt in both the construction and the financial services sector. This is 6 fewer for construction and 5 fewer for financial services compared to week 33. 

Number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (including sole proprietorships) by sector, 2020
SectorWeek 34Week 33
Manufacturing54
Wholesale57
Construction410
Financial and insurance activities49
Transportation and storage30
Retail trade23
Wholesale and retail trade and
repair of motor vehicles
10
Real estate activities10
Professional, scientific and
technical services
18
Employment activities10
Arts, entertainment and recreation10