More bankruptcies in March
|Year||Week||Number of bankruptcies|
Number of bankruptcies at 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. In March, the number of bankruptcies increased, but still remained at a very low level.
Most bankruptcies recorded in trade
If the number of court session days is not taken into account, 163 businesses and institutions (excluding sole proprietorships) were declared bankrupt in March 2021. With a total of 31 (11 more than in February), the trade sector suffered most.
Trade is among the sectors with the highest number of businesses. In March, the number of bankruptcies was relatively highest in the sector transportation and storage.
|Sector||March 2021||February 2021|
|Specialised business services||26||14|
|Transportation and storage||12||6|
|Renting and other business services||11||11|
|Accommodation and food services||10||8|
|Information and communication||8||3|
|Arts, sports and recreation||3||3|
|Other service activities||2||1|
|Agriculture, forestry and fisheries||1||1|
|Real estate activities||1||2|
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