|Year||Week||Number of bankruptcies|
Number of bankruptcies at low level
The number of corporate bankruptcies (excluding sole proprietorships), adjusted for court session days, fluctuates significantly. Ups and downs alternate in rapid succession. The number of bankruptcies peaked in May 2013 (816); it subsequently declined continuously until August 2017 inclusive and then became fairly stable up until mid-2020. The trend has been downward again since then. In February 2021, the number of bankruptcies (on a monthly basis) reached its lowest level since January 1991. In April, the number of bankruptcies was still at a very low level.
Most bankruptcies recorded in the specialised business services sector
If the number of court session days is not taken into account, in April 118 businesses and institutions (excluding sole proprietorships) were declared bankrupt. With a total of 20 (6 fewer than in March), the specialised business services sector – including research and consulting firms – suffered most.
In April, the number of bankruptcies was relatively highest in the transportation and storage sector.
|Sector||April 2021||March 2021|
|Specialised business services||20||26|
|Accommodation and food services||11||10|
|Renting and other business services||10||11|
|Transportation and storage||8||12|
|Information and communication||8||8|
|Real estate activities||2||1|
|Agriculture, forestry and fisheries||1||1|
|Arts, sports and recreation||1||3|
|Other service activities||1||2|