|Year||Week||Number of bankruptcies|
Number of bankruptcies at consistently 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 August 2021, the number of bankruptcies (on a monthly basis) reached its lowest level since January 1991. The number of bankruptcies remained relatively low one month later as well.
Most bankruptcies recorded in trade
If the number of court session days is not taken into account, 112 businesses and institutions (excluding sole proprietorships) were declared bankrupt in September. With a total of 18 (6 fewer than in August), the trade sector suffered most.
Trade is among the sectors with the highest number of businesses. In September, the number of bankruptcies was relatively highest in the sector renting and other business services.
|Sector||September 2021||August 2021|
|Specialised business services||17||14|
|Renting and other business services||11||3|
|Information and communication||9||6|
|Transportation and storage||4||3|
|Accommodation and food services||4||5|
|Real estate activities||3||0|
|Arts, sports and recreation||2||0|
|Agriculture, forestry and fisheries||0||1|
|Other service activities||0||2|