Slightly more bankruptcies in January
|Year||Week||Number of bankruptcies|
Number of bankruptcies at historically low level
The number of corporate bankruptcies (excluding sole proprietorships), adjusted for court session days, is seen to fluctuate significantly. Ups and downs alternate in rapid succession. The number of bankruptcies peaked in May 2013 (816). The number then decreased up to and including August 2017. Subsequently, the trend remained fairly flat until July 2020. Since then, the trend has been downwards. In December 2020, the number of bankruptcies (on a monthly basis) reached its lowest level since February 1991. In January 2021, the number of bankruptcies rose slightly, but the level remains low.
Most bankruptcies recorded in trade
If the number of court session days is not taken into account, 135 businesses and institutions (excluding sole proprietorships) were declared bankrupt in January 2021. With a total of 33 (9 fewer than in December), the trade sector suffered most.
Trade is among the sectors with the highest number of businesses. In January, the number of bankruptcies was relatively highest in the sector transportation and storage.
|Sector||Januari 2021||December 2020|
|Specialised business services||11||19|
|Accommodation and food services||10||15|
|Transportation and storage||9||11|
|Renting and other business services||9||14|
|Other service activities||6||1|
|Information and communication||5||3|
|Real estate activities||2||2|
|Arts, sports and recreation||2||6|
|Agriculture, forestry and fisheries||1||1|
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