32 bankruptcies in week 52

In week 52, 32 companies and institutions including sole proprietorships were declared bankrupt, as reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS). This is 15 fewer than in week 51. In the first 52 weeks of 2020, altogether 3,179 bankruptcies were pronounced among companies and institutions in the Netherlands. This is 606 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.

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
20201596
20201665
202017111
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
20205042
20205147
20205232

Not including sole proprietorships, there were 23 bankruptcies in week 52, 8 fewer than in week 51. In addition, 9 sole proprietorships were declared bankrupt, 7 fewer than in the previous week.

Most bankruptcies recorded in wholesale trade

Of all sectors, wholesale trade recorded the highest number of bankruptcies, namely 5. This is the same number as in the previous week. Furthermore, 4 companies were declared bankrupt in the transportation and storage sector, 3 more than in week 51. In the food and beverages services also 4 companies went bankrupt, 2 more than in week 51.

Number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (including sole proprietorships) by sector, 2020
SectorWeek 52Week 51
Wholesale55
Transportation and storage41
Food and beverage service activities42
Manufacturing32
Specialised business activities36
Accommodation21
Energy supply10
Construction113
Trade and repair of motor vehicles12
Retail trade13
Financial services13
Employment activities11
Care13
Arts, entertainment and recreation10