|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
If the number of court session days is not taken into account, 110 businesses and institutions (excluding sole proprietorships) were declared bankrupt in January. With a total of 22, the trade sector suffered most. This is 1 fewer compared to December.
Trade is a sector with one of the largest numbers of businesses. In January, the number of bankruptcies was relatively highest in the renting and other business services sector.
|Sector||January 2022||December 2021|
|Specialised business services||15||19|
|Renting and other business services||14||8|
|Information and communication||8||4|
|Accommodation and food services||6||9|
|Transportation and storage||4||5|
|Real estate activities||3||3|
|Agriculture, forestry and fisheries||2||0|
|Other service activities||2||0|
|Arts, sports and recreation||1||1|