|Year||Week||Number of bankruptcies|
Number of bankruptcies low
The number of corporate bankruptcies, adjusted for court session days, fluctuates significantly. Ups and downs alternate in rapid succession. The number of bankruptcies peaked in May 2013 (911); it subsequently declined continuously until August 2017 inclusive, after which it remained fairly stable until mid-2020. It then followed a downward trend again, reaching its lowest level since the start of the time series (January 1981) in August 2021. In June 2022 as well, the number of bankruptcies was low compared to the period before the outbreak of coronavirus.
Most bankruptcies recorded in trade
If the number of court session days is not taken into account, in June a total of 155 businesses and institutions were declared bankrupt. The trade sector suffered most with 37 bankruptcies; this is 6 fewer compared to May.
The trade sector is one of the sectors with the largest number of businesses. In June, relatively the highest number of bankruptcies was pronounced in the transportation and storage sector.
|Sector||June 2022||May 2022|
|Specialised business services||16||28|
|Transportation and storage||12||16|
|Accommodation and food services||12||7|
|Information and communication||10||6|
|Renting and other business services||10||15|
|Arts, sports and recreation||2||6|
|Other service activities||2||3|
|Agriculture, forestry and fisheries||1||1|
|Real estate activities||0||2|
From 13 May 2022 onwards, this news release by CBS reports on bankruptcies of all businesses and institutions including sole proprietorships. Previously, bankruptcies were published excluding sole proprietorships.