41 bankruptcies in week 50

In week 50, 41 companies and institutions including sole proprietorships were declared bankrupt, as reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS). This is 10 fewer than in week 49. In the first 50 weeks of 2020, altogether 3,101 bankruptcies were pronounced among companies and institutions in the Netherlands. This is 534 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 33 bankruptcies in week 50, 8 fewer than in week 49. In addition, 8 sole proprietorships were declared bankrupt, 2 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
20201958
20202092
20202185
20202279
20202372
20202460
20202586
20202631
20202765
20202864
20202957
20203038
20203152
20203246
20203361
20203433
20203549
20203638
20203746
20203858
20203963
20204047
20204152
20204246
20204346
20204440
20204564
20204640
20204758
20204840
20204951
20205041
202051
202052

Most bankruptcies recorded in construction

Of all sectors, construction recorded the highest number of bankruptcies, namely 9. This is the same number as in the previous week. Furthermore, 5 companies were declared bankrupt in each of the sectors manufacturing and wholesale trade. This is 3 more in both sectors compared to week 49. 

Number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (including sole proprietorships) by sector, 2020
SectorWeek 50Week 49
Construction99
Manufacturing52
Wholesale52
Food and beverage service activities45
Retail trade35
Transportation and storage32
Specialised business activities37
Financial services25
Real estate activities20
Water supply and waste management10
Employment activities14
Arts, entertainment and recreation14
Hairdressing and other beauty treatment12