|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 was also low in the months that followed.
Most bankruptcies recorded in trade and construction
If the number of court session days is not taken into account, 104 businesses and institutions (excluding sole proprietorships) were declared bankrupt in October. With a total of 16 each, the trade and construction sectors suffered most. This is two more in construction and one fewer in trade compared to September
In October, the number of bankruptcies was relatively highest in the sector transportation and storage.
|Sector||October 2021||September 2021|
|Transportation and storage||13||4|
|Specialised business services||12||17|
|Information and communication||6||9|
|Renting and other business services||6||11|
|Accommodation and food services||4||5|
|Real estate activities||3||3|
|Agriculture, forestry and fisheries||2||0|
|Arts, sports and recreation||2||2|
|Other service activities||1||0|