|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 mid-2020. Since then, the trend has been downwards. In February 2021, the number of bankruptcies (on a monthly basis) reached its lowest level since January 1991.
Most bankruptcies recorded in trade
If the number of court session days is not taken into account, 107 businesses and institutions (excluding sole proprietorships) were declared bankrupt in February 2021. With a total of 20 (13 fewer than in January), the trade sector suffered most.
Trade is among the sectors with the highest number of businesses. In February, the number of bankruptcies was relatively highest in the sector renting and other business services (including employment agencies).
|Sector||Februari 2021||Januari 2021|
|Specialised business services||14||11|
|Renting and other business services||11||9|
|Accommodation and food services||8||10|
|Transportation and storage||6||9|
|Information and communication||3||5|
|Arts, sports and recreation||3||2|
|Real estate activities||2||2|
|Agriculture, forestry and fisheries||1||1|
|Other service activities||1||6|